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The marriage of Alonzo H. Smith and Louise Bethea at the First Methodist church in Latta, Tuesday evening. The brides sisters Mrs. R. J. Dew and Lizzie Bethea and brother John C. Bethea. Other members of the wedding party; McG.. S. Goodgoin, best man. Ushers; Edwin and Walker Bethea, Homer Atkinson, Ashton Smith. Bridesmaids: Nan and Sue Fletcher, Margie Leeckie, Minnie Hewitt, Luise McMillan, Cora Belle Rogers, Eva Bethea, Florence Henry, Flower girls; Elizabeth Dew, Marion McMillan. Cupids arrow bearer, Robert Dew
The marriage of Julius Frank Rogers and Alice Bethea Stackhouse on December 23, 1909 at the First Methodist Church, Latta, SC. Members of the wedding party: T. S. Tolar, l. A. Manning, Jr. J. Stephen Bethea, Dr. Taylor Lewis, Mary Stackhouse, Eva Bethea, Will Stackhouse, Algernon Rogers, Earle Bethea, Bettie Lawson, Henry Harrington, Dr. Edwin A. Bethea, Charlotte Rogers, Pearl Stackhouse, John Townsend, Mrs. E. C. major, Mary Elizabeth Stackhouse, Dorothy Manning, F. B. Rogers. The bride was the daughter of Mrs. A. J. Stackhouse and given away by her uncle, F. B. Rogers. Rev. S. J. Bethea officiated.
The marriage of Argent Gerald Bethea and
James Breeden Gibson at the Methodist Church, on Wednesday
evening, December 29, 1909. The bride is the daughter of
Mrs. M G. Bethea and the sister of Horace F. Bethea who gave
her away and Members of the wedding party were:
N. B. Hargrove, Clarence Moody, Mary King, Marguerite
Elliott, Frank Thompson, Frank Tatum, J. H. McLaurin, Dr. J.
R. Rogers, Mr. Douglas Manning, Chas. Smith, James Sprunt,
J. P. McLaurin, James Carmichael, Octavia Bethea, Hattie
Bethea, Dr. T. Moody , _______Gibson, Ella Braddy.
The marriage of Baker Gasque and Carrie
Lee Frierson, December 29, 1909 at the brides home in
The marriage of C. C. Burns and
Annie Sharp last Wednesday at the home of the bride, near
marriage of Harry Gains Curtis and Elizabeth Curtis at Mt.
Pleasant, January 19, 1910, The bride is the daughter
of Mrs. T. B Curtis and the late T. B.Curtis. The groom is
the son of Rev. F.O.S. Curtis.
On this solemn occasion wedding bells, rice and old shoes did not come in. A plain marriage without the pomp and show of a church affair. Last Sunday afternoon the Rev. H. A. Willis sat in a meditative mood in his cosey (sic) home, ruminating over the ups and downs that beset the human family, not dreaming that two young hearts that beat as one were at his door in quest of his services to tie the nuptial knot that death alone can sever. When the doorbell ran, who should he meet but Mr. Thomas C. Moody of Dillon and the lovely Miss Dollie McKenzie of Alfordsville, N. C. Bright happy smiles beamed over their faces and hearts overflowing with love and hope. The knot was tied and the parson’s blessing and best wishes followed them as they stepped out in the wide, wide world to fight the great battle of life.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Carmichael of the Kentyre neighborhood had planned to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on February 2, however the illness of Mrs. Carmichael prevented this pleasant affair from culmination. Mrs. Carmichael was the former Amanda Carmichael, one of seven sisters.
Dillon County’s First Convention. Members met in the Dillon Opera House for the political christening of the baby county. The delegates present were:
Hamer – R. P. Hamer, Jr., J.R.
Jackson, L. H. Campbell, J. B. McEachern, T. J. Walker, H.
Harrelson, D. A. McCallum, D. McDuffie, J. F. Martin,
A. J. Campbell, J. A. McEachern, A. J. Carmichael , D. F
McIntyre, J. R. Regan.
Centerville - W. B. Allen, T. C. Parham, J. D. Manning. R. L. Ivey, J. J. Allen, J. B. Pierce, J. W. Nicholson.
Fore – J. Rich Hayes, E L. Berry, J. D. Proctor, J. S. Tart, J. R. Smith, M. H. Bounds, W. H. Harper, Tracey E. Fore.
Little Rock – L. A. Manning, T. D. Manning, J. W. Hamer, Dr. Smith, M. S. Britt, A. Schafer, A. M. Bethea, C. C. Bridges.
Maple Mill - C. M. Paylor, G. D. Barlow, R. B. English, I. L. Cannon.
Campbells Bridge - W. J. Turbeville, W. H. Miller, W. T. McKenzie, J. H. Berry, J. H. Stackhouse.
Judson - W. McInnis, P. L. Bethea, D. McLaurin, H. McRae, S. T. Moore, Brooks Hamer, D. C. Sinclair.
Fork – W. K. Fort, L. K. Bethea, C. E. Taylor, Oliver Carmichael, R. S. Moore,
Dillon – W. T. Bethea, J. W. King, A. B. Jordan, W. M. Hamer, T. A. Dillon, P. B. Sellers, E. L. Moore, J. C. Davis, J. H. David,
W. L. Bethea, L. Edwards, I. I. Fass, R. P. Stackhouse, F. Watkins, E. R. Hamer, I. B. Richardson, R. S. Davis, J. D. Hargrove, A.J.C. Cottingham.
Bermuda – T. T. Moody, S. F. Stevens, Fred Oliver, L. B. Stevens.
Latta – T. W. Berry, J. H. Manning, H. A. Bethea, R. J. Dew, E. A. Bethea, H. C. Finklea, W. W. Sellers, Joseph Allen, T. J. Bass, J.E. Henry, J. B. Smith, B. H. Atkinson, . E. K. Smith, E. B. Berry.
Kemper – B. F. Edwards, R. K. Hayes, F. C. Rogers, W. T. Moody, P. J. Hayes, Harllee Rogers, R. S. Rogers, C. B. Arnett.
Little Rock has new bank – Board of Directors: J. W. Hamer, T. C. Sherwood, J. S. Thompson, M. S. Britt, D. W. Bethea, T. B Huggins, J. E. Norton and L. A. Manning.
Prof. W. W. Nickels was called to Ninety Six Monday by a telegram announcing the death of his brother, Mr. Robert Nickels, a prominent merchant of the town.
Arthur Pone, a Croatan, was shot and almost instantly killed by Thos. Brayboy, another Croatan on Arch Bethea’s plantation Saturday afternoon. The killing was done with a pistol and the bullet that produced death entered the left side and perforated the intestines. Death resulted from hemorrhage. The killing was the result of a quarrel which arose while the parties were on a drunken spree. Pone’s body was taken to his home near Pembroke. Brayboy has not been captured.
Bingham Briefs – August 1, 1910: Election of town officers:
W. W. Parham
to the high and honorable position of intendant. Is originally for Marlboro CO.
Wardens are L. T. Peacock, from North Carolina, W. C. Hatchell from Timmonsville. I. P. Roberts from North Carolina and
C. M. Peeler from North Carolina
The pavilion is nearing completion at Reedy Creek Springs. H. J. Monroe and Mrs. Rogers host and hostess of the hotel.
Summons for Relief: C. T. O’Ferral as Administrator of the personal estate of Juitt McCall, deceased: Other names mentioned. Sarah McCall, Louis McCall, Diana Brown, Mingo McCall, Eugene McCall, Amelia Gerald, Clara McCall, Helen Fuller, Theodosia Fuller, John McCall, Mary McCall, Queenie McCall, Perry and Annie McCall; J. W. Dillon, T. A. Dillon and others the heirs at law and creditors of said Juitt McCall deceased.
Mr. Jas. H. Berry on Route 2 suffered a slight apoplectic stroke Saturday just after dinner. For a while his condition was regarded as extremely critical, but his many friends will be glad to know that he is almost entirely recovered and will soon be himself again.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan McKay of Rowland, are spending some time at the Spring. Mr. McKay is a native of South Carolina and owns a large plantation in the state and served in the Confederate army. He was first lieutenant in Capt. McKerrals Company and all the old soldiers who served with him have nothing to say of him but praise.
Two of our young bachelor friends, Messrs. C. M. Moody and F. O. Scott have each purchased a new buggy for the purpose of enticing some young lady to say “Yes” I guess. Look out for the boys.
Owners of Automobiles – The following automobiles have been registered in the clerk of court’s office. Owners of cars who fail to register are liable to a fine of $25.00. Cars not carrying signs are liable to an additional fine of $25.00
Buick Touring Car – J. B. Gibson, E. L. Moore, J. W. Hamer, A. J. C. Cottingham, W. J. Adams, C. L. Wheeler, L. C. Braddy, J. B. McLaurin, Dr. D. O. DuBose, J. W. McKay, G. W. Elvington, J. G. Rogers, L. A. Manning
Maxwell Runabout – L. Edwards, A. S. Manning, Brooks Hamer, N. A. Berry, Jessie E. Norton, M. F. Edwards. C. F. Bass. A.D. Bethea.
Jackson Touring Car – J. W. Moore, J. W. Dillon
Ford Runabout – A. J. Brunson, Mrs. K. E. Rogers,
E. W. F. Touring Car – T. W. Berry, R. P. Stackhouse, M. S. Britt
Reo Touring Car – J. W. Dillon
McIntyre Auto Buggy – John D. Bethea
Royal Tourist Car – C. T. O’Ferrall
Brush Runabout – Dr. Wade Stackhouse
Bingham Parry Roadster – C. A. Roach
Married - Jas. Stephen Bethea of Latta and Miss Pearl Sellers Norton of Mullins, Wednesday at the home of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Capt. John C. Sellers* and the groom is the only son of D. McL. Bethea.
*Probably an error and should read daughter of Capt. John C. Norton whose mother was a Sellers.
The thirteen-year-old daughter of Mr. W. G. Johnson died at their home near Judson last Sunday. The young lady had been sick for some time but not thought to be seriously so. Mr. Johnson was up in North Carolina at the time of her death and was telegraphed for and arrived at home Sunday night.
Marion, October 11 – Two white men, Aleck Watson and Lee McIlvain, were shot this morning near Nebo, 20 miles south of Marion, by Beady Ammons. Watson is said to be fatally hurt and McIlvain seriously. The news was brought to Marion by an old Negro man, who claims to have been an eye witness. According to this man, three men were riding in a buggy, the witness in another buggy following close behind. When opposite Ammon’s home, Ammons came out with a shotgun and fired without warning, with the result stated above. The parties connected with the shooting are well known in Marion The cause of the shooting is not definitely known.
Rev. W. C. Kirkland was aroused from his slumbers at 4 o’clock Sunday morning by a young couple who had been smitten by Cupid’s darts, and before the gray streaks of dawn appeared in the east he had sent them on their way rejoicing. The young couple were Mr. Thos. L. Owns, and Miss Raphelia Jackson, of Sampson, NC. It was the same old story of love laughing at locksmiths, but no doubt the young people have received the parental blessing ere this.
On Thursday afternoon at the home of the bride's father at Gallavon, Miss Alice Cottingham, the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cottingham was married to Mr. LaFar Lippscomb, a prominent young business man of Gaffney. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. B. Allen of Latta, assisted by Rev. W. C. Owen of Little Rock.
Calvin Moody of Dillon, came over Tuesday to visit his wife and get acquainted with his little daughter, who arrived Monday. Mrs. Moody is at her father’s Mr. C. Price, on Jennings street
Mr. Wollie Hyatt and Miss Delia Webster were married Sunday by W. H. Breeden. Monday night the boys got together with plows and bells and gave them an old time serenade.
Marriages:Invitations have been issued to the marriage of Mr. Ephriam Rutledge Liles, a former Dillon County boy, to Miss Affleta Bell Person, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. G. Person of Uvadale, Texas on November 23. They will be at home in Orangeburg where is groom ins located as eastern manager of the Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Co. The write up of the wedding was posted int he December 8th issue.
Deaths of two infants:
Pauline, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Hubbard living near Dillon died Monday evening. The bereaved parents who are well known here by many, have the sympathy of a host of friends in their affliction.
Mrs. Lucinda Cooper has issued invitations to the marriage of her daughter, Miss Hattie Rebecca to Mr. Alphaeus Victor Bethea to take place Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 7th at the First Methodist Church in Mullins. The write up of the wedding is in the December 22nd issue.
The court house commission deferred the matter of selecting a site for the public buildings. The two sites under consideration, the Methodist church site and the site at lower end of Main Street.
Administration has been applied for in the estate of Robert H. Rogers by Mrs. Carrie Rogers
Deaths:Little Marion, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Guinn, only 25 months and 23 days of age, was called back to him who doeth all things well last thanksgiving, after being sick only from the Sunday before with diphtheria. She was buried at Oak Ridge cemetery, Bennettsville, on Thursday.
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Lorenz Bethea, a colored boy 18 years, old, was the victim of a hunting accident on Mr. D. McLaurin’s place about Little Rock Tuesday afternoon about 4 o’clock. The boy and some companions were out hunting and while chasing a rabbit Bethea stumbled and fell. His gun was discharged and the entire load of No. 6 shot entered his abdomen inflicting wounds that caused his death In a few minutes. Dr. W. B. Smith was immediately called to the scene of the accident, but when he arrived the boy was dead. All the facts pointed to a clear case of accident killing and the coroner did not hold an inquest.
Bennettsville, December 2 – Since Wednesday morning the coroner’s jury has been inquiring into the cause of the death of Prentise Moore and Guy Rogers, the two Bennettsville boys who went hunting Thursday morning and were found dead in a ditch Saturday. Late the afternoon the jury announced as their verdict that they came to their death by gunshot wounds in the hands of an unknown party.
Married at the home of Rev. Hugh Harrelson on the 11th, Mr. S. A. Harrelson of Bladen county, to Miss Josie Jackson of Robeson