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NEWSPAPER EXCERPTS
1911



The Dillon Herald, January 5, 1911

Mr. W. C. Moore was called to Spartanburg Tuesday by a telegram announcing the death of his mother. Mr. Moore had just return form Spartanburg where he had been spending Christmas with his mother and the news of her death was a great shock to him. He left for Spartanburg Tuesday morning to be present at the funeral services Wednesday.

Death of Mrs. Samuel Page - transcription available at <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, January 5, 1911

Cinda Anna Atkinson, May Belle Parham and Mattie Haselden were thrown from the buggy they were riding in but fortunately not seriously hurt.

The Dillon Herald, January 5, 1911

Rowland, NC. December 26 - Mr. Walter Arnette and Miss Ina Arnette were married Christmas afternoon at the home of Mrs. Willie Emanuel.  The only attendants were Mr. A. C. Johnston and Miss Cora Miller

The Dillon Herald, January 12, 1911

Mr. S. E. Brunson will open up a furniture and undertaking business in Latta

The Stubbs company is opening a branch store at Free State. The organization of the Hargrove, Hall Co, the members of the latter firm being Messrs. M. A. Stubbs, J. D. Hargrove and W. E. Hall.  the Hargrove, Hall Co. with occupy the Bethea Store on the south side of Main street, recently occupied by W. H. Dunbar.  The Stubbs Co. will be in old stand on the corner of Main Street and First Avenue.

The Dillon Herald, January 12, 1911

Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Bailey's baby died last  Saturday and was buried at Pleasant Grove cemetery Sunday.

The Dillon Herald, January 12, 1911

Application for Administrator  of the estate of Mary C. Rising by W. M. Rising.
Notice for claims against the estate of John C. Kirby by administrator, G. W.Tucker.

The Dillon Herald, January 12, 1911

Death of Rebecca Schafer - transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, January 26, 1911

Death of Pickney Bethea - transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, February 9, 1911

The shooting of Robert Hamer in Tabor City.  Also long article in the March 16th issue about the trial

The Dillon Herald, February 9, 1911

Marriage of Dr. C. M. Mobley and Miss Ada Smith at the home of Mrs. R. H. Thompson near Richmond last Wednesday.  Dr. Mobley is a native of Chester and has a position at Evans Pharmacy.

Marriage of Mr. C. G. Bruce and Miss Lyla Sheppard, Sunday afternoon.  Mr. Bruce is the county auditor and a native of Marlboro County. Miss Sheppard is a teacher at Oak Grove School and a native of Virginia but belongs to the well known Carolina family of the same name, her father having left Edgefield many years ago to locate in Virginia.

The Dillon Herald, February 16,1911

Mr and Mrs. Charles Triplett O'Ferrall celebrated their Crystal Wedding Anniversary (15th)

The Dillon Herald, February 16, 1911

Deaths published in the February 16th issue -  transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

John Wesley Ammon
Everette Flowers

The Dillon Herald, February 23, 1911

Deaths published in the February 23th issue -  transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

Thomas E. Hargrove
Peter Harllee
Neil Arch McLean

The Dillon Herald, February 23, 1911

Marriage of Charlie Rogers and Flora Hood  Saturday night.

The Dillon Herald, February 23, 1911

Bennettsville, Feb 18, C. LaFayette Rivers was shot and instantly killed by W. Gary Smith.

The Dillon Herald, February 23, 1911

Final discharge notice for the estate of John B. McEachern.

The Dillon Herald, March 2, 1911

Gen. W. L. Davis, uncle of Dr. Joe Cabell Davis of Dillon died at Dallas Texas. One of the most distinguished survivors of the Confederacy.

The Dillon Herald, March 2, 1911

Henry Johnson, colored, runs amuck, killing Minnie Herring (also colored) and seriously wounding her husband.

The Dillon Herald, March 2, 1911

Bryant Woodel, a young factory operative was shot and painfully wounded near Hamilton's stables

The Dillon Herald, March 2, 1911

Death of Emma Ratley - transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, March 9, 1911

Death of William Shooter - transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, March 9, 1911

A. L. Lang, an operative at the cotton mill was arrested by Acting chief Bain Tuesday on a warrant from Columbia charging bigamy.  He is about 21 years old and came here from Columbia about two months ago.  He married the 14 year-old daughter of Thos. McFadyen. His mother-in-law came to Dillon looking for him.  Said he could not live with wife No. 1.

The Dillon Herald, March 9, 1911

Douglas McDonald and Ophelia Berry married Sunday  at the home of the bride's uncle, Frank McIntyre near Kentyre.  The groom is the son of D. D. McDonald

The Dillon Herald, March 9, 1911

Wade Hampton Berry shot in knee by J. P. Coats.  He bled to death after his leg had been amputated.

The Dillon Herald, March 16, 1911

The marriage of Judson Allen and Anna Belle Stanton Sunday evening at the bride's home.  Mr. Allen is the son of Mr. D. S. Allen and a salesman at the Wheeler Hardware Co.  Miss Stanton is a daughter of Mrs. N. F. Stanton. They will be keeping house at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. King on East Harrison Street.

The Dillon Herald, March 16, 1911

Deaths posted in the March 16th issue - transcriptions available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

Cealie Russ
Joe Paul Whittington

The Dillon Herald, March 23, 1911

Deaths posted in the March 23rd issue - transcriptions available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

Duncan Donald McColl
Mrs. R. J. Dew

The Dillon Herald, March 23, 1911

Will Bethea, colored, shoots and fatally wounds Will Atkinson, also colored

The Dillon Herald, March 23, 1911

Bennettsville, March 18 - John A. Odom was shot five times by William Barrington who was badly cut by Odom.

The Dillon Herald, April 6, 1911

Information wanted by the Oklahoma Historical Society of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Dear Sir:  My great-grand-father, Joshua Dilling (or Dillon) died at the home of his son Henry in Marin District, SC about the year 1884; age 105 years, weighed 300 pounds, died suddenly while at his meal.  Think he was a cooper, and perhaps did some preaching.

Daniel Dilling (or Dillon) son of Joshua, was my grandfather.  He was married in Marion District, March 18, 1818 to Esther Sweeney.  He was also a cooper, ordained minister of the M.E. Church.

To complete genealogy now in preparation, I am anxious to get in correspondence with some one who may be able to throw light on the South Carolina end of the family.  Special, however, to verify name of great-great grandfather Joshua’s father and brothers, who , I believed remained in England,

The town of Dillon in your county may have come from the family name.  Old official or church records may give some information.
signed: Respectfully, W. P. Campbell

The Dillon Herald, April 6, 1911

Birthdays:

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Berry gave a birthday dinner in honor of his mother, Mr. L. A. Berry, age seventy-two.
Rev. J. G. Richards of Blenheim celebrated his 83rd birthday on Friday.

The Dillon Herald, April 27, 1911

Mr. James D. Montgomery has issued invitations to the marriage of his daughter, Miss Mabel (Mamie) to Mr. Joseph P. Lane of Dillon on May 2nd at the brides home in Marion. Mr. Lane is the junior member of the firm of Hargrove and Lane. The write up of the wedding was published in the May 11th issue.

The Dillon Herald, April 27, 1911

Robert Marion, the 18-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Carmichael, who lived near Hamer, died Tuesday and was buried at Kentyre Wednesday.

The Dillon Herald, April 27, 1911

The marriage of William Berry Harrelson and Lucy Alberta Wright Wednesday.  The wedding was performed by the bride's father, Rev. George A. Wright of Newberry, SC.  The groom is a bookkeeper at Dillon Cotton Mill.

The Dillon Herald, April 27, 1911

Rev. F. O. S. Curtis was called to Charleston yesterday morning to the death of his little granddaughter, Leila, which occurred there early yesterday morning. The little girl was ill several weeks, but it was not thought that she was very ill. She was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Curtis and was five months - Walterboro Press and Standard

The Dillon Herald, May 4, 1911

Deaths posted in the May 4th issue  - transcriptions available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

Eugene Bethea
Ruth Coates
Wayne Bristow

The Dillon Herald, May 4, 1911

Marriage of H. G. Jackson and Ida Taylor, Sunday by Judge McRae.  Mr. Jackson is a son of Mr. Jno. K. Jackson and the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mr. H. F. Taylor.

The Dillon Herald, May 11, 1911

Sheriff Lane is shot in hip and abdomen.  Mistaken for a would be wife murderer (Will Shrevas) who they was being hunted.  Long article regarding both the shooting of Sheriff Lane and about Will Shrevas attempting to murder his wife.   Also article in the May 25th issue describing the capture of Will Shrevas.

The Dillon Herald, May 11, 1911

The nine-year-old daughter of Mr. B. F. Edwards of Gaddy's Mill was bitten Saturday by a dog supposed to be affected with rabies. The little child was on the front piazza when the dog came into the yard, ran straight toward her and bit her severely on the hand.  The dog acted like it was affected with rabies and it's head will be sent to the Pastuer Institute at Columbia for examination.  If it is show that the dog was affected with rabies, Mr Edwards will take his daughter to Columbia where she will be given the Pastuer treatment.

The Dillon Herald, May 11, 1911

Announcement of the engagement of Miss Augusta Freer Heacock of East Orange, N. J. to Lieutenant Andrew F. Carter, of the US Navy.  The wedding will take place in New York on May 16th.  Lieut. Carter is a son of Mr. W. J. Carter of Dillon and graduated from Annapolis in 1905. He is attached to the battleship South Dakota now in the New York Navy yard.  Miss Kate Carter, a sister of Lieut. Carter will attend the wedding.

The Dillon Herald, May 11, 1911

The marriage of Joe P. Lane and Mamie Montgomery on May 10. Members of the wedding party were, R. Leslie Lane, Bessie Lane, Isabel Cross, Minnie Hewitt, Louise McMillan.  After a brief honeymoon in Florida the couple will be at home at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Malcolm. The write-up of the wedding was published in the May 25th issue.

The Dillon Herald, May 11, 1911

On Sunday, the 14th Instant, Camp No. 370 W. O. W. will unveil a monument to Sovereign James C. Lee at Mt. Zion cemetery, one mile east of  Hamer.

The Dillon Herald, May 11, 1911

The three week old child of Mr. and Mr. J. Monroe Rogers died Monday night and was buried at Dothan Cemetery, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

The Dillon Herald, May 11, 1911

News received in Dillon yesterday of the death of Mr. Peter Cook, a citizen of the Buck Swamp section. Mr. Cook has been suffering from dropsy for several years, but his death occurred Tuesday morning. He is survived by several sons and daughters. The interment was made yesterday.

The Dillon Herald,  May 11, 1911

McColl, May 7 - Mrs. J. M. Tatum was buried yesterday morning at 11 o'clock in the city cemetery.  The funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rev. G. H. Leonard, pastor of Main street Methodist Church, of which the deceased was a consistent member.  The floral offerings were exceedingly numerous and of very elaborate designs.

W. R. Tatum, the oldest son, who as at Hot Springs, Ark. at the time of his mother's death, did not reach home in time for the funeral services.

The Dillon Herald, May 11, 1911

Florence, May 7 -Ernest Sessions, 7 year-old-son of S. J. Sessions was run over and killed at 7o'clock by the bus of the Central hotel which was going to the depot. The driver, Fred Sumter, was arrested at the depot but did not know the accident has happened as his view was obstructed by the hand baggage piled up in front of the bus.

The Dillon Herald, May 11, 1911

Tragedy at Selkirk - Frank Owens accidently killed Dan McGill (both colored) on Mr. Harry Cousar's place.  The boys were playing together when Owens picked up a pistol and pointed it at McGill and told him not to grunt. Not suspecting that he would be shot for disobeying the order McGill grunted, when the Owens boy fired the pistol and the bullet lodged in McGill's body producing almost instant death.  the Owens boy is being held on the charge of criminal carelessness.

The Dillon Herald, May 18, 1911

The marriage of Mollie Surles and H. H. Driggers, Sunday. Other names in the wedding party mentioned, Sadie Hamilton, Annie Joyner, J. A. Surles, Florence Driggers, W. P. Grantham, Annie Surles, T. C. Driggers, Pauline Jordon.  Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Driggers left for their home in Clio.

The Dillon Herald, May 18, 1911

Death of Mrs. J. C. Bennett  - transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, May 25, 1911

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Wheeler, Miss Mary Cottingham and Mr. J. J. McKenzie made a trip from Dillon to Charlotte in Mr. Wheeler's automobile Sunday.  The party left Dillon at 6 a.m. and arrived in Charlotte at 2 p.m. The return trip was made Tuesday.

The Dillon Herald, May 25, 1911

Marriage License Law - to be enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina. After the first day of July, 1911, it shall be unlawful for any persons to contract matrimony within this state without first procuring a license and will be unlawful for an person to perform the marriage ceremony without the production of such license.  (cost of license $1.00)  A later article suggested to remember that any marriage will cost more than $1.00 for a license.

The Dillon Herald, May 25, 1911

Miss Amanda Bowens of Oakdale, N. C. was brought to the Grantham burying ground Sunday afternoon and laid to rest beside her parents. The cause of death is not known to the writer.

The Dillon Herald, May 25, 1911

Gaddy Dots section - The old men of our section are rapidly passing out.  Two passed out in less than a week.  Mr. A. H. Harrelson died on the 6th at the age of 78 years and Mr. J. W. Sanderson died on the 11th at the age of 68 years.  They were old Confederate soldiers and men that will be missed in our community.

The Dillon Herald, May 25, 1911

Harvey, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Jackson, died last Wednesday and was buried at Pleasant Grove cemetery, Thursday.

The Dillon Herald, May 25, 1911

Death of Mrs. M. L. Calhoun  - transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, May 25, 1911

Hon. James Norton, of Mullins, was down Friday on his way to the home of his daughter, Mr. S. J. Bethea, near Latta, to see Mrs. Norton who has fallen and dislocate her shoulder.

The Dillon Herald, May 25, 1911

Mr. G. C. Johnson has secured letter of patent on a hat pin which he invented some months ago. The pin differs from the old style pin in that it has a device which holds the pin firmly in the hat, thus preventing the loss of the pin and keeping the hat in proper position on the head.  This is the second patent granted to a Dillon inventor this year. Mr. M. A. Stubbs having patented a guano distributor which has become quite popular with the farmers.

The Dillon Herald, May 25, 1911

Invitations have been issued by Mr. and Mrs. James R. Holland to the approaching marriage of their daughter, Ora to Will J. Galloway.  The wedding will take place in Collins, Ga on Thursday, June 1.  Mr. Galloway is a former resident of Mallory.

The Dillon Herald, May 25, 1911

Miss Annie Carmichael, who has taken ill several days ago while nursing her brother, Mr. James Carmichael, was taken to McLeod's Infirmary Tuesday,  where the physicians diagnosed her illness as typhoid fever.

The Dillon Herald, June 1, 1911

Mr. H. K. Cottingham has issued invitations to the marriage of his daughter, Mary Florence to Mr. Radcliff Harrelson to be performed at the bride's residence on the 7th.  Immediately following the ceremony the couple will leave on a honeymoon through the South. The write up of the wedding was posted in the June 15th issue.

The Dillon Herald, June 1, 1911

Death of Annie Carmichael - transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, June 1, 1911

Clio - May 26 - Capt. W. A. Hinshaw, mayor of this town for the past thirty odd years, actively engaged in the up building of the town's interests, was stricken suddenly with apoplexy this morning about 10 o'clock and died this evening at 6:30 in the 62nd year of his life.

The Dillon Herald, June 1, 1911

Application for administrator  of the estate of Dora B. Watson by S. C. Watson.

The Dillon Herald, June 8, 1911

The marriage of Jon V. Muldrow of Florence, S.C. and Miss Cora Rowell, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Rowell, last Sunday, June 4th.  Performed by Rev. B. J. Guess. Other wedding party names mentioned, J. C. Mulgroom, Annie Rowell, Louise Taylor.  The wedding was performed at the residence of Mrs. S. A. Rowell, near Floydale.

The Dillon Herald, June 8, 1911

William Jennings Bryan is coming to Dillon and will speak on June 19th.

The Dillon Herald, June 8, 1911

Marriage of Rev. Henry Floyd Surles and Sue Olmstead in Hustonville, Kentucky on May 31.  Rev. Surles is the son of Mr. W. P. Surles of Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, June 8, 1911

Mullins Enterprise - Last Sunday afternoon, Miss Etta Owens of near Mullins, and Mr. Taylor of Dillon, were seen to drive to the Baptist pastorium and inquiry revealed the fact that they wished to be married.  They found the minister at home and stated their mission to him and in a short while the two were united as man and wife.  Both the bride and the groom presented the appearance of being quite young.

The Dillon Herald, June 8, 1911

Application for administratorship of the estate of Sophia Grice by G. F. Bethea

The Dillon Herald, June 8, 1911

School exercises:

Perfect attendance :

1st grade,  Edith Wagstaff
4th grade, Clarice Fore
5th grade, Hettie Bethea, Marguerite Elliott, Louise Hamer
8th grade, Sara Bethea 

Those leading in scholarship:

1st grade,  Cecil Bracey, Mattie Bass,
2nd grade, Marion Kinard, Dolph Braddy, Louise Bass, Mary Elizabeth Stackhouse
3rd grade, Julia Bethea
4th grade,  Dexter Evans
5th grade,  Hettie Bethea, Monro McDonald
6th grade,  Alice David, Oscar Jackson
7th grade,  Raymond Evans, Lila McDonald
8th grade, Esta Lena McDonald
9th grade, Lillian Fore, Gertrude McInnis
10th grade, Frances Allen
11th grade, Ruth Stackhouse

The Dillon Herald, June 8, 1911

The double wedding of Jewell Pierce McLaurin and Kate McKinnon Braddy and Tristam Thompson Bascom and Ella Rae Braddy. The brides are sisters and the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Braddy.  The double ceremony was performed Thursday, June 13th at the First Methodist Church.

The Dillon Herald, June 8, 1911

The marriage of William John Galloway and Ora Holland, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Holland on June 1st  at Collins, Georgia.  The groom was formerly a Marion boy but has made his home in Collins and is assistant cashier of the bank of Collins.

The Dillon Herald, June 9, 1911

Sunday evening the residence of I. L. Cannon at Maple Mill was the scene of a happy marriage, Mr. Ernest King to Miss Amanda Moody.  Miss Moody who was taking a ride with Mr. Claude McDonald. Mr. King was by the roadside waiting for the unexpected to Mr. McDonald.  Miss Moody stepped out of Mr. McDonald’s buggy into Mr. King’s and away to Dillon they sped.  It was understood with a notary republic to be at home in readiness.  In about two minutes after their arrival the house was crowded with guests to see the marriage.  Mr. King if to be congratulated upon winning the heart and hand of so charming a young lady.  Miss Mood is the accomplished daughter of Mr. J. B. Moody of Dillon.  May their lives be long and happy.   Signed: Jack the Bum

The Dillon Herald, June 15, 1911

Death of Evans T. McClellan  - transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, June 15, 1911

The marriage of J. C. Rogers of Benson N. C. and Pearl Forsythe of Emporia,Virginia by Judge Joe Cabell Davis on Monday morning.

The Dillon Herald, June 15, 1911

Final discharge notice for the estate of E. W. McEachern.

The Dillon Herald, June 22, 1911

Death of Joseph Ziegler of St. Mathews in Bennettsville Monday afternoon working on the Murchison school

The Dillon Herald, June 29, 1911

Death of the two month old son of Mr and Mrs. Davis - transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, July 6, 1911

Married in Syria- Charlie Saleeby to Miss Ludia Saleeby, his childhood sweetheart,  in Arleib, Syria. Charlie will return to Dillon in August with his bride.

The Dillon Herald, July 13, 1911

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McCormac, formerly of Dillon, but now of Cronley, N. C. sympathize with them in the loss of their oldest son, Lila, who died at Monroe Sanitarium, Monroe, N. C., Wednesday and was buried at Ashpole, near Rowland, Friday.

The Dillon Herald, July 13, 1911

Jule B Hamer, who was shot by Officer McDonald at Clio; succumbs to his wounds at Laurinburg Hospital, Wednesday.

The Dillon Herald, July 20, 1911

Ella White, a colored damsel of the Tenderloin was hauled into the court Monday upon the charge of running a blind tiger.  The evidence was pretty conclusive and Ella was given the alternative of paying two hundred simoleons or spending the next two months in jail. Ella protested against the "outrage" with a show of righteous indignation, but when the Mayor imposed the fine, she relaxed and went into hysterics.

The Dillon Herald, July 20. 1911

Notice - I hereby warn all persons against Arthur Miller, a professional cow thief.  Following is his description: Age 25 years, light hair, gray eyes, glaring and will not look one straight in the face, broad face, height 5 ft.  We will pay reward of $35.00 for his capture and conviction.
J. M. Norton, Constable.

The Dillon Herald, July 20. 1911

Card of Thanks - Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Berry for acts of kindness shown during the recent illness and death of their little son.

The Dillon Herald, July 20, 1911

All Odd Fellows and members of the Household of Ruth are invited to attend the memorial services of Emma Rately at Little Rock, A.M.E. church, Sunday, July 23, at 10 o'clock a.m.

The Dillon Herald, July 20, 1911

The Atlantic Coast Palmetto Limited, plunging through the darkness at the rate of 45 miles per hour, wrecks at one half mile north of Buck Swamp.  Miraculously, no one was killed. Three injured. One was the Tramp Waddell.

The Dillon Herald, July 20, 1911

Deaths posted in the July 20th issue  - transcriptions available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

Ellis Berry
Fred D. Bryant
Powell Infant

The Dillon Herald, July 27, 1911

Administration filed by S.C. Watson for the estate of Mrs. Dora V. Watson

The Dillon Herald, July 27, 1911

The Law Office of N. B. Hargrove and Joe P. Lane has been dissolved.  N. B. Hargrove assumed the responsibility for all liabilities against the firm.

The Dillon Herald, July 27, 1911

Marion - The marriage of H. K. Cottingham and Miss Eva Dill at the home of the bride's father, Mr. B. F. Dill, of  Wahee.  Other names mentioned; Ruby Dill, Mrs. Emory Rogers, sisters of the bride and Mr. Vick Britton was best man. Rev. R. E.Stackhouse of Marion officiated.  After a trip to Mr. Vernon Springs and the mountains near Hendersonville, the couple will be at home in Dillon September 1.

The Dillon Herald, July 27, 1911

Stolen from E. L. Moore & Co.'s Store, one carbide bicycle lamp (new). Reward for any information.  C.C. Graham.

The Dillon Herald, July 27, 1911

Laid to Rest - A resident of the town of Dillon was found laying helpless under the influence of liquor on the sidewalk in front of the Palmetto Marble Co's works.  Kind friends placed him among the tombstones.  On awakening he thought himself in the cemetery and in his fright threw down several tombs. Another lesson for prohibitionism.  W.

The Dillon Herald, August 3, 1911

Born to Rev. and Mrs. C. E. McLean, July 30th, a daughter

The Dillon Herald, August 3, 1911

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Brunson, a daughter at Green Sea.  The Brunsons lived in Dillon until January 1, 1911

The Dillon Herald, August 3, 1911

Deaths posted in the August 3rd issue  - transcriptions available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

Mattie Rogers
Mary Miller

The Dillon Herald, August 17, 1911

Deaths posted in the August 17th issue  - transcriptions available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

Capt. Stephen F. Berry
Carrie Rogers Mears

The Dillon Herald, August 17, 1911

Mr. Stafford Lee and Miss Nettie Jackson were married Sunday, August the 6th at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Jackson.

The Dillon Herald, August 24,, 1911

Mullins, August 16 - Miss Alda Crawford, daughter of Mr. J. G. Crawford, of Marion while visiting with Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Crawford fell with a pair of scissors in her hand.  The scissors plunged through her mouth and entering the jaw inflicting a serious wound. One of the points broke off as it struck a tooth. Miss Crawford is resting well.

The Dillon Herald, August 24, 1911

Deaths posted in the August 24th issue  - transcriptions available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

Nellie Hayes Bounds
Robert P. Hamer
Infant of Gaddy Carmichael

The Dillon Herald, August 24, 1911

Marriage of William Coke Airial and Amarylis Pride Sitgraves August 16th.  The groom is a former teacher at Dillon High. The couple will be at home in Hartwell, Georgia.

The Dillon Herald, August 31, 1911

Death of Lindsey G. Barlow, brother of Mr. G. D. Barlow and former assistant superintendent of the Dillon and Hamer Mills killed in Mexico when he fell from a construction train and plunged into a 60 foot trestle.

The Dillon Herald, August 31, 1911

Marriage of Jno. A. Dove and Elsie Cox, Wednesday.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cox.

The Dillon Herald, September 7, 1911

The death of Nellie Carmichael - transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, September 14, 1911

The death of J. Knox Jackson, CSA Veteran - transcriptions available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, September 14, 1911

The marriage of S. H. Moody and Lutie Wren Tuesday.  The brides name was given as Lutie Moody in this issue and a correction was printed in the following issue.

The marriage of A. P. Surles and Mae Spencer, September 6, 1911 in Archdale, NC.

The Dillon Herald, September 28, 1911

The death of Mrs. A. M. Blue - transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, October 5, 1911

The death of Thomas Hayes with follow - up article of October 12, 1911 - transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, October 5, 1911

Mr. Duncan E. McDaniel shot and most seriously wounded Mr. Pete  R. Herring, his uncle after an afternoon of drinking wine.

The Dillon Herald, October 5, 1911

The marriage of G. F. Courie and Matilda Gazal will be held October 16, 1911 in North Hampton, Massachusetts.

The Dillon Herald, October 5, 1911

J. Gray Tolar died in Thompson Hospital, yesterday morning,  from his injuries in a murderous assault in McDonald, NC on September 2nd. In the November 2nd issue an article was published about the arrest of three young boys for the death of J. Gray Tolar.

The Dillon Herald, October 5, 1911

Running at a lively clip on the Dillon-Marin road near Mr. Jas. A. Berry's Sunday, the large Cadillac touring car belonging to Mr. E. R. Hamer, plunged into a ditch and badly injured Mr. D. H. Hyatt.  Others in the automobile and shaken up were Otis Page and G. C. Johnson.  Mr. James Hamer was at the wheel.  The temptation to speed a little on a pretty stretch of the road resulted in the machine skidding and plunging into a ditch.

The Dillon Herald, October 12, 1911

Dr, A. J. Evans received a telegram Sunday that this brother had been killed by a train in Atlanta, that morning. Mr. Evans was a traveling man.  His home was at Rock Hill.

The Dillon Herald, October 19, 1911

Corner Stone for the Dillon County Court House to be formally laid on Monday the 30th  with the ceremony being conducted by the local Masonic order. All the business houses in Dillon will be closed at high noon for the ceremony.

The Dillon Herald, October 19, 1911

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Saleeby arrived from Syria yesterday morning accompanied by Miss Labiba, the fiancee' of Zeedan Sellby who will be married in the near future.

The Dillon Herald, October 19, 1911

Mrs. S. L. Rowell, the former Willie B. Fore of Carmichael Township died in a hospital in Columbia, SC., October 19.  Survived by a husband, and two daughters, one of which is Mrs. J. V. Muldrow of Florence, SC. and one son.

The Dillon Herald, October 19, 1911

Mrs. and Mrs. J. W. King will celebrate their 21st  wedding anniversary at their residence this evening.

The Dillon Herald, October 19, 1911

Dr. J. G. Rogers a well known and popular physician of Page's Mill was shot in the thigh by a Mr. Sparkman last Thursday. The origin of the difficulty is not known.  Follow up article in the November 2nd issue.

The Dillon Herald, October 19, 1911

Pee Dee Advocate - Mary Louise Gallowy of Dillon and David D. Parish of this county will be married next Thursday, October 26th. A wedding supper will be served at the groom's country home near Ebenezer church.

The Dillon Herald, October 26, 1911

Application for administrator by H. W. Gaddy for the estate of S. T. Gaddy

The Dillon Herald, October 26, 1911

Bennettsville - Durant Cole accidently shot and killed his wife, Sarah Cole.  He was removing the cartridges from the chambers and when he started to break the pistol, for the purpose of unloading, the gun discharged.

The Dillon Herald, October 26, 1911

News was received in Dillon Sunday of the death of Mr. Benj. Ward, a prominent merchant and business man near Rowland.  Mr. Ward died Saturday night.

The Dillon Herald, October 26, 1911

The death of Mrs. D. J. Alford  - transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, October 26, 1911

The Marion Star - The marriage of Palmer W. Johnson and Evelyn Selby on Wednesday at Charleston by the Rev. Alexander Sprunt. The bride is originally from Illinois and the groom is the son of the late Solicitor Johnson of this city.

The Dillon Herald, November 2, 1911

The death of  Mary Stackhouse - transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, November 16, 1911

Martin, the 14 year-old-son of Mr. L. Edwards, had the misfortune to break his collar bone while playing football at the high school. He collided with George Brunson.

The Dillon Herald, November 16, 1911

The marriage of Dora Bennett and W. Bethea Stackhouse Wednesday.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Franklin Bennett. They were married at the home of the bride's parents in Sumter, SC.  Other names mentioned: Beulah Mason, Herbert Bethea, and Nina David.

The Dillon Herald, November 16, 1911

The announcement of the marriage of E. Orville LaMotte and Ruth Walker McLaurin to be married on November 15, 1911 at the home of the bride's father, Judge Milton McLaurin.  Miss McLaurin is the sister of Mr. Sam McLaurin of Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, November 16, 1911

The death of Mr. J. Wash Cade, an inmate of the Confederate Home in Columbia.  He we killed by a train while attempting to run away form the home.  Leaves two sisters in Horry County.

The Dillon Herald, November 16, 1911

Death of Mrs. W. H. Breeden - transcription available by email at <hbmmody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, November 23, 1911

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Richardson Hamer have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Miss Alice to George Ralph Little, to take place Wednesday, November 29th at the Presbyterian Church.

The Dillon Herald, November 23, 1911

John Peterkin, colored was shot and killed by his wife, Mary Peterkin on the  Jenks McQueen's place in the upper end of the county.

The Dillon Herald, November 23, 1911

Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Smith, Jr. who were married near Mullins recently, spent Sunday with the former's cousin, Miss Daisy McLean. Mr. and Mrs. Smith were en route home from a honeymoon trip to Florida.

The Dillon Herald, November 30, 1911

Application for administrator by Mrs. Jane Harrelson for the estate of Joe M. Harrelson.

The Dillon Herald, November 30, 1911

 Notice to Mingo Grice and John Grice, heirs at law of Sophie Grice and C. V. Williams required to appear at the Court of Probate to show cause if any why the proceeds of the sale of the real estate of Sophie Grice should not be paid over the G. F. Bethea, administrator of the the said Sophie Grice to be applied by him to the payment of the debts of Sophie Grice.

The Dillon Herald, November 30. 1911

Deaths published in the November 30th issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Ellen Allen Dew
M. J. McDonald
Sandy McKenzie
Georgia Smith

The Dillon Herald, November 30, 1911

Messrs. Jack McLaurin and Clarence Moody of Dillon have bought the DuBose Drug Store or Little Rock.

The Dillon Herald, November 30, 1911

The marriage of Pauline Fore and George Robert Pettigrew on November 22 at the Presbyterian Church.  the bride is the daughter of Judge. and Mrs. John Fore.  Sisters of the bride in the wedding were Clarice Fore, Mary Fore. Brother Stonewall Fore. Best man was Dr. J. R. Rogers. Miss Flora Bethea was also a member of the wedding party.

The Dillon Herald, December 7, 1911

The marriage of Sarah Alice Hamer and George Ralph Little.  The bride is from Hamer and the groom from Columbia.  A long article describing the wedding is in this issue.

The Dillon Herald, December 7, 1911

Mr. Wiley Lupo and Miss Madge Powell were married last Wednesday at 4 o'clock at the home of the bride and was witnessed by quite a number of people.  The bridegroom and bride left late in the evening for their future home in Gaddy's Mill.

The Dillon Herald, December 14, 1911

Invitations have been issued to the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Sellers, tomorrow night at their pretty home in East Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, December 14, 1911

On the plantation of Mr. John A. Nicholson, near Free State, on the afternoon of the 3rd, Arthur Kidd and Josephene Jackson were married by Rev. P. T. Willis.  The bride and groom are highly respected colored people and their marriage was witnessed by a number of their white friends.

The Dillon Herald, December 14, 1911

Deaths published in the December 14th issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Robert H. Hamer
Ada Smith Mobley
Mrs. James Norton (Rachel Sellers Norton)
Heyward C. Jervey

The Dillon Herald, December 21, 1911

Mallory - Dec. 16 - George W. Taylor received a telegram yesterday stating his brother had been killed this morning at Dunn, N.C. Mr. Taylor did not state at whose hand or in what manner his brother had met his death.  Mr. Taylor left immediately for Dunn.

The Dillon Herald, December 21, 1911

Mrs. R. H. Rogers, of Gaddy's Mill section celebrated  her 70th birthday on the 17th. In addition to a large number of grandchildren, the following sons and daughters were present. Supt. of Education, R S. Rogers, Miss Lester Rogers, Mrs. R. M. Oliver and Mrs. P. P. Bethea of Branchville.  Mrs. Rogers husband was the late Capt. Robert Rogers, a strong and influential citizen, whose death was a great loss to his community.





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