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NEWSPAPER EXCERPTS
1914

Some excerpts also found on Dillon County, South Carolina Genealogy and History Page.



The Dillon Herald, January 1, 1914

Thad Saleeby, age 20, and a brother of Charlie Saleeby, accidentally shot himself in the chest while toying was a magazine pistol at the home of his brother.   He is being treated by Dr. Henslee.

The Dillon Herald, January 1, 1914

Marriages:

Engagement announcement:  William Henry Can and Annie Preston Sheppard to be married sometime in January.  Miss Sheppard is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sheppard of Salem, Virginia and a sister of Mrs. C. G. Bruce.  Mr. Can is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Can of Roanoke.

Charles Walter Shackelford and Hattie may Rouse were married December 24, 1913 at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Rouse.  The groom is of Darlington.

Clarence Eugene Lipscomb and Flora Eleanor Watson were married December 24, 1913 at the First Baptist Church by Rev. Warren W. Lipscomb, of Rochester, New Yorks.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Watson. of Dillon.
 

The Dillon Herald, January 1, 1914

Marion H. Bounds was shot and seriously wounded by Vernon Parham at Mallory Christmas evening.  Mr. Bounds is a rural route carrier and Mr. Parham is his substitute.  The men were friends and it is said the shooting was the result of too much whiskey. 
Note:  Mr. Bounds apparently died as in the February 19, 1914 issue there is an article that V. Parham was acquitted in the killing of M. Bounds.

The Dillon Herald, January 8, 1914

Marriages:

M. D. Dickens and Lena Tart were married December 28, 1913 by Judge Joe Cabell Davis. 

Lewis E. Myers of Bowman, NC and Mamie McKinnon of Laurinburg, NC were married December 31, 1913. 

Latta, January 1 - E. P. Mobley and Linnie Sherwood were married Tuesday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Sherwood in Little Rock.  The marriage was performed by the bride's brother Rev. W. B. Sherwood.

Horace Denson Moses of England and Lula Etta Norman of Pages Mills were married yesterday by Judge Joe Cabell Davis.

Walter Turbeville and Miss Annie Stewart were married December 31, 1913 at Mrs. Turbeville's brother's home in Oak Grove.  Jr. R. Smith, Notary Public officiated.

The Dillon Herald, January 8, 1914

Mullins Enterprise:  The eight year old daughter of Mr. Doff Waddell was struck and killed by a train.

The Dillon Herald, January 15, 1914

Marriages:

F. L. Sitton and Daisy Eloise McLean were married January 7, 1914 at the residence of the bride's mother.  Dr. A. G. Buckner performed the ceremony.

D. C. Blue and Lillie Platt were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Platt, last Thursday afternoon.

Hon. W. H. Muller left Tuesday for his home at Islandton to attend the marriage of his sister Hattie to David B. McFadden on the 14th.

The Dillon Herald, January 15, 1914

The death of Mrs. Mary Berry - transcription available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, January 22, 1914

J. Martin Hayes had his arm badly mangled in a gin at his home near Bermuda last Friday.

The Dillon Herald, January 22, 1914

 The death of Louis G. Hursey - transcription available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, January 29, 1914

Thad Bethea, Jr., the 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bethea,  was injured when his horse stumbled into an open ditch.  He will be unable to resume his school duties for a few days.

The Dillon Herald, January 29, 1914

Death of Phillip Buist Hargrove - transcription available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, February 5, 1914

The death in the February 5, 1914 issue - transcription available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

David S. Allen
Neil Dunk McEachern

The Dillon Herald, February 12, 1914

The death in the February 12, 1914 issue - transcription available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

George C. McArn

The Dillon Herald, February 12, 1914

Mr. W. S. Ivey was in the city Monday returning to Americus, GA from Fairmont, NC, where he had attended a family reunion Saturday.  A very remarkable feature of the reunion was the presence of four octogenarians whose ages totaled 334 years.  They were Mrs. M. A. Ivey (Mr. Ivey's mother) aged 86 years; Mrs. Rosa Pittman, aged 87 years; Mrs. Anne Pittman, aged 80 years, and Mrs. Eliza Sanford, aged 81 years. Other members of the family present were; Mrs. Martha Brown, Raleigh, NC, aged 65 years; Thad Ivey, Conelly, NC, aged 59 years; Mrs. Nettie Ashley, Fairmont, aged 57 years; Mrs. Durcle Inman, Albany, GA, aged 54 years; Mrs. Alice Thomson, Fairmont, aged 48 years; W. S. Ivey, Americus, GA, aged 45 years; Benj. Ivey, Albany GA, aged 42 years.  The total ages of all present, including the four octogenarians and the children, make 704 years.  Ever member of the family, including those who had passed the allotted three-score-and-ten, is is excellent health, and has the promise of adding many more years to those that have already passed.  Mr. Ivey spent Monday int he city, leaving the next morning for Americus.

The Dillon Herald, February 12, 1914

John Page, an Negro employee of Mr. Jno. Hugh Stackhouse's near Campbell Bridge suffered severe injuries when he blew a charge of dynamite to blow up stumps.

The Dillon Herald, February 12, 1914

Charlie Martin, colored, attempted to board a freight engine at the Seaboard passenger station, Thursday and fell beneath the wheels. His right leg was crushed and had to be amputated. The operation was performed by Drs. Smith, Crag and Johnson.  Martin was an former employee of the railroad and was attempting to get on the train for a ride back to his home in Floydale.

The Dillon Herald, February 12, 1914

Com. W O W In Memoriam

On Dec 29, 1913, our beloved Brother. W H Bounds departed this life. He had been Adv Lieut of the W O W Camp No 629 at Oak Grove for 2 years, and was honored for his beneficial work. And whereas, we desire to express our appreciation of his faithful services.
Resolved by the W O W that Camp No 629 has lost one of its best loved members who was a faithful worker.
That we bow I humble submission to the will of Him who doeth all things well, and extend to the bereaved family our deepest sympathy.
That a copy of these resolutions be sent the family and county papers for publication.

Walter McDaniel
Hannibal Grice
James R.Smith

The Dillon Herald, February 19, 1914

Pages Mills - Rev W. C. Owens is all smiles. It’s a girl.

The Dillon Herald, February 19, 1914

The death of George Stewart - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth>

The death of Gladys LeGette - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth>

The Dillon Herald, February 26, 1924

Killed in Planning Mill

Conway Man Meets Tragic Death at Marion Lumber Plant

Marion Feb 21- Robert Anderson a young white man was accidentally killed at about 7 o’clock this morning at the plant of the Marion County Lumber Corporation. Anderson was in the act of feeding one of the big planning machines at that time. No one saw the accident, but an employee who was working near at hand on looking toward the machine at which Mr. Anderson usually worked noticed that no one was near it. Going over to the planer, he found the unfortunate young man hung up in the machine dead. Mr. Anderson was a native of Conway SC and the body will be shipped to that place for interment.

The Dillon Herald, February 26, 1914

Fork - The social event of the season was the wedding of Miss Ethel Rogers to Mr. Furman Edwards.  No date was given.

The Dillon Herald, March 5, 1914

Funeral of L C Ward
Nichols March 1 – The funeral of L C Ward, who died Saturday, took place at his late residence, this place, this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mr. Ward was a well known citizen. He was from Horry county. Four years ago he came here and associated himself with Mr. Hinson in the general merchandise business under the firm name of Ward and Hinson.
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The Dillon Herald, March 5, 1914

At the Alice cotton mill (AT A HOME NOT IN THE MILL) Wednesday afternoon an 8 month old baby belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Jack King was burned to death.

The Dillon Herald, March 5, 1914

In Memoriam

Miss Massie Hyatt who died at the home of Mr. D H Hyatt on Feb 15 was in her 94th year having been born on Dec 14, 1821. Early in life Miss Hyatt joined the church and to the time of her death was a member of Pleasant Grove, being one of its oldest members. She was a good Christian woman and her entire life was devoted to the service of her Saviour and in giving assistance to the poor and needy. She was an aunt of Mr. D H Hyatt and a sister of Mrs. Sallie Hyatt, who preceeded her in the grave several years ago. She was buried at Pleasant Grove church. A consecrated woman loved by all who knew her, has gone to her reward.  S.F.B

The Dillon Herald, March 5, 1914

John Wright found dead in barn on Mr. Charley Durant’s farm near Sumter Wednesday. The man was a hand on the place and it is supposed that he fell from the loft while feeding the stock.

Other deaths in the March 5 issue - transcriptions available by emailing <nbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Harriett Hayes
Massie Hyatt

The Dillon Herald, March 12, 1914

                    Grice baby died. Burial at Bethlehem Cemetery.                   

The Dillon Herald, March 12, 1914

                    Burns - new father

The Dillon Herald, March 12, 1914

Deaths in the March 12 issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net.

Finley Gilbert, CSA Veteran
Jud Huggins
Phillip Miller, CSA Veteran

The Dillon Herald, March 12, 1924

Deaths in the March 19 issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net.

Daniel Braddy
J. Martin Hayes

The Dillon Herald, March 19, 1914

William Taylor, a night watchman for the Marion County Lumber Co. was killed on Catfish trestle by a Coast Line train while on his way from the mill to his home in Marion Thursday morning.

The Dillon Herald, March 19, 1914

Rev. F. O. S. Curtis, pastor of the Baptist Church of Walterboro and Charlotte Letitia Thomas were married the afternoon of March 4, 1914.  Miss Thomas is of Melville, SC.

The Dillon Herald, April 2, 1914

George Stewart, a contractor died at his home in Marion Friday from injuries received from a fall. He was buried at Temperance Hill.

Other deaths in the April 2 issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net.

Frank Hall
James McKenzie

The Dillon Herald, April 2, 1914

Boy Slays Brother -Cricket Calder Kills Young Brother with Hoe Handle. 

Four miles below Latta, just across the county line Cricket Calder killed his younger brother, Willis Calder Friday night. The men were drinking and Cricket claims that his brother was coming towards him with an open knife.   The weapon used was a hoe handle and the blow fractured the skull causing death some hours afterwards. After killing his brother Cricket went to Latta and phoned to the sheriff of Marion county to come and get him.

The Dillon Herald, April 9, 1914

G. Levi Rush died near Lexington – shot

Jessie and Flossie Crout age 20 and 16 drowned near Lexington.  Daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Crout of Pond Branch section.
Besides their parents the young ladies are survived by several brothers and sisters.

Death of Pattie Cottingham - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net.

The Dillon Herald, April 16, 1914

         Death of Henry Berry  - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net.

The Dillon Herald, April 16, 1914

Marriages:

Albert Manning and Minnie Holland of Fayette, MO to be married at Centenary Chapel in Fayette on April 22.  The groom is the son of Senator James H. Manning.

Latta - T. W. Pfaff and Carro Henry were married Wednesday.  The groom is of Winston Salem, NC.  Rev. F. H. Shuler performed the ceremony at the Methodist parsonage. The bride is the youngest daughter of former Mayer J. E. Henry of this place.

Mr. and Mrs. John Surles, who were married in Columbia a few days ago, arrived in Dillon Tuesday night and will spend several days with the  groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Surles.


The Dillon Herald, April 30, 1914

The Herald has received news of the death of Mr. S T Moore who formerly lived in the Carolina Section and was a well known citizen of Dillon County. Mr. Moore moved to St Paul, NC several years ago and his death occurred there last week.

The Dillon Herald, April 30, 1914

Geo Davis is Dead

George Davis, formerly bookkeeper at the Dillon Oil Mill, died in Chester yesterday afternoon. Mr. Davis left Dillon several years ago. He was a very popular young man and the news of his death will be heard with sorrow. He is a brother of Mr. W. W. Davis, of Lamar. The interment will be made at Chester this morning.

The Dillon Herald, May 7, 1914

Sam Overstreet shot and killed five miles from Hampton Saturday night by Alfred Longford.

The Dillon Herald, May 7, 1914

Deaths in the May 7th issue - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Annie Beatrice Flowers
Leigh Irby/Lee Irby Gasque
James Duncan Moore

The Dillon Herald, May 14, 1914

Deaths in the May 14th issue - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

John H. David
B. F. Fenegan
Maston Gasque
Ethel Pearl McLellan

The Dillon Herald, May 14, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Harrison left for Newberry yesterday afternoon to attend the funeral of her father, Rev. Geo. A. Wright.  Rev. Wright was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Newberry for 21 years.

The Dillon Herald, May 14, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Bradberry Scott of Pages Mills are the parents of triplet sons.

The Dillon Herald,  May 28, 1914

Deaths in the May 28th issue - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Susannah Porter
Mary Frances Breeden Stackhouse
Elizabeth Easterling
George Duncan Watson

The Dillon Herald. June 4, 1914

A fire was discovered Saturday night that destroyed the residence occupied by Chief of Police Sitton, The Palmetto Warehouse Prize House used by the Palmetto Hardware Company and badly damaged the Palmetto Warehouse. 

The Dillon Herald, June 4, 1914

Deaths in the June 4th issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Frank B. Davis
Mary Evans
Anna Bell Rogers

The Dillon Herald, June 11, 1914

Marvin M. McLean and Viola Alford were married Saturday, May 23 at the Methodist parsonage.  Rev. D. H. Everett officiated.  The bride if of Floydale and the groom of Dillon, SC

The Dillon Herald, June 11, 1914

Death of Jasper S. Bethea - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, June 11, 1914

Dillon's Summer Resort - Last Friday night half a score of autos filled with young folk went to Reedy Creek Springs where the large pavilion was converted into use.  The hotel is all that could be desired for the accomodation of guests.  The grounds are large, the hotel accommodation are ample and the supply of mineral water is unlimited.  (excerpt from article written by C. T. H., Clio,SC)

The Dillon Herald, June 18, 1914

 Announcement of the impending marriage of Edith Catherine Ward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Ward, Sr., and Bernard Ashley Edens on June 30.

The Dillon Herald, June 18, 1914

The death of Montgomery Watson  - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, June 25, 1914

Deaths in the June 25th issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Ellen Weaver
H. C. Webber

The Dillon Herald, July 2, 1914

Deaths in the July 2nd issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

A. J. Bass
Dr. E. A. Gasque

The Dillon Herald, July 2, 1914

Marriages:

L. C. Talbert and Katie Hayes were married at the home of the bride near Dillon Tuesday afternoon.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. J. Cauthen, pastor of the First Methodist Church.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. O. C. Hayes and a graduate of Lander College.  The groom is young farmer of Troy, Greenwood County. They will make their home in Troy.

Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Evans are in Spartanburg to attend the marriage of his brother, Frank Evans.

Mr. L. J. Chandler has gone to his home in Olanta, SC to attend the wedding of his cousin, Miss Laura Keels.

The Dillon Herald, July 2, 1914

Minturn - The community mourns the death of their former pastor, Rev. J. G. Richards

The Dillon Herald, July 9, 1914

The death of Dr. D. E. McEachern - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, July 16, 1914

Deaths in the July 16th issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Stephen Griffin
Neill McInnis
James Drake Peterkin

The Dillon Herald, July 23, 1914

The death of Mrs. E. G. Gilbert - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, July 23, 1914

Clio, July 17 - The killing of his son-in-law by Mr. Tom Williams on  Wednesday night is a great surprise here.  Mr. Williams, held for the crime, has been one of our quiet, laboring men with a good name and must have been crazed by the treatment given his daughter by her husband.

The Dillon Herald, July 23, 1914

Clio - The funeral of Jesse Fields is being held at the cemetery near his old home in the Beauty Spot section this morning.

The Dillon Herald, July 23, 1914

We must thank our old friend Mr. R. J. Moody for his help on our roads. We always knew he was the right kind of man and that his heart was with everybody.  He will get a good vote through this section. Thank you Mr. Moody, we know that you will never lease us another winter to plunge through mud waist deep.

The Dillon Herald, July 23, 1914

Mrs. M. F. Caldwell and Miss Sallie Thompson returned Saturday evening from Latta, SC where they were dame of honor and bridesmaid, respectively at the wedding Tuesday evening at Latta SC of Mrs. Caldwell's sister, Miss Daisy Edwards and Mr. Carey Rogers Kilgore of Bishopville. - Lumberton Robesonian.

The Dillon Herald, July 30, 1914

Deaths in the July 23rd issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Enoch L. Ayers, CSA Veteran (and August 6)
Ed. G. Fletcher
Dora Jackson

The Dillon Herald, August 6, 1914

The death of Mrs. W. G. Wallace - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, August 13, 1914

The death of Hattie Regan - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, August 13, 1914

Sellers - Born to Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Watson, a girl, August 1st.  This makes number eight. It was a member of this family, Lanean 8th grade student, who successfully represented Pine Hill Field Day at Dillon, he having won the medal  offered to the rural boys of Dillon County for the best declamation.

The Dillon Herald, August 13, 1914

Spurgeon Hamilton kills J. D. Andrews. 

The Dillon Herald, August 20, 1914

Jessie Altman and Annie F. Wallace were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Wallace.  The groom is of Drum, NC where they will make their home. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. C. Sherwood.

The Dillon Herald, August 20, 1914

The death of Margaret Norton Martin  - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, September 3, 1914

Marriages:

Rev. W. A. Blackley and Pearl Fore were married at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Fore yesterday morning.  They will be at home in Woodward, SC

Tracey Clarence Easterling and Sadie Estell Kendrick were married Wednesday at the home of their sister, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Bethea in Marion.

The Dillon Herald, October 8, 1914 

Mrs. Ernest Pages aunt Mrs. Robinson, died at the home of Mrs. Lutie Utley, where she had gone on a visit. The body was sent to her home in North Carolina for interment.

The Dillon Herald, October 8, 1914

Oscar Jackson the 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Jackson died last Friday from blood poisoning. He was the only son of fond and devoted parents. He was a young man of most excellent habits and stood well in his classes. He was a member of the Boy Scouts and the members of that organization followed his body to Mt. Holly Cemetery in a body Saturday afternoon where the interment was made.

The Dillon Herald, October 8, 1914

Mr. Morris S. Blume was married in Baltimore, Md on 26th September to Miss Katherine Copeland. Mr. Blume is a brother of Mr. Isadore Blume and is a salesman in his brothers store.

The Dillon Herald, October 8, 1914

Mrs. T. R Parker received news Saturday that her father Col. W. D. Scarborough of Sumter had died.

The Dillon Herald, October 15, 1914

Miss Edna Legare Ellerbe will marry Mr. James North Glover in Marion Oct 14.

The Dillon Herald, October 15, 1914

On August 28th God called to her reward Sister Francis A. Blanton. She was 53 years of age and was a member of the Baptist church since girlhood. She was a devoted wife, affectionate mother and a faithful Christian woman. Surviving her are her husband, Rev Jesse H. Blanton an aged and prominent minister of the Baptist church, who is well known in NC and SC. Having held pastorates in these two State for some forty years, and six children, who have the sympathy of their many friends in their sorrow. We the second Baptist church of Fayetteville NC feel contrained to lay a tribute to her memory.

The Dillon Herald, October 22, 1914

Mr. D H Everett failed to keep his appointment at Pine Hill Sunday afternoon on account of attending the burial services of one of his Ebenezer members, Mr. Emory Watson.

The Dillon Herald, October 22, 1914

Rev W. C Allen could not come to Antioch on his last appointment for the same reason, he having to bury one of his Latta members, Mrs. Collins.

The Dillon Herald, October 22, 1914

Died at Mullins - Florence October 18

Mr. Joseph J. McIntyre of Mullins died Saturday at the Florence infirmary. Mr. McIntyre was over 70 years of age and was one of the best known and most popular citizens of Marion County. He was the brother of Capt. Duncan McIntyre and Mrs. Frank Miles of Marion and of the late Mrs. Ezra Davis of Mars Bluff. He leaves in his immediate family his widow, W. M McIntyre a son; Mrs. J. P Sale and Miss Annie McIntosh daughter of Mullins, another son, Joe McIntyre and another daughter, Mrs. James Johnson of Marion. The body was carried to Mullins for interment.

The Dillon Herald, October 29, 1914

Miss Julia Davis

Marion October 23

Miss Julia Davis died at a hospital in Florence today shortly before midday. Miss Davis was a member of one of Marion county’s most prominent families and was a member of the Methodist church. Miss Davis was preceeded to her grave by her mother who died only a few months. She leaves four brothers, J C Davis, M W Davis, Robt. Lee Davis,, of Marion and Warren Davis of Spartanburg; one half brother Grady Davis of Marion and two sisters Mrs. W Stackhouse and Miss Lizzie Davis of Marion who with a host of friends and relatives mourns her death.

The Dillon Herald, October 29, 1914

Latta Observer

The entire community was grieved last Saturday on learning of the death of Mr. Emory Watson, which took place at the old home at Ebenezer about 4 ¼ miles east of the city, that afternoon, after an illness of only a few days.

The deceased was a native of this county or old Marion county, and had lived here among the people with whom he was justly popular all of his life dying in the prime of manhood at the age of 31 years

Early in the year of 1913 he was happily married to Miss Ruby Dew, a daughter of Mr. Wallace Dew. Mrs. Watson died in June of last year leaving a four months old infant. Since that time Mr. Watson has made his home with his mother, Mrs. Maggie Watson, relic of the late Meredity Watson. The funeral services were conducted by Revs Everette and Allen the former of whom was the pastor of the deceased, who was a consistent member of Zion Methodist church, where he was buried a t 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon.

A mother four brothers and one sister are left to mourn the loss of son and brother, as follows; Mrs. Maggie Watson, Messrs Wallace and Cleave Watson at home, Mrs. W A M Rogers, of Marion county, Walker Watson of this city and Ernest Watson of Rowland, NC. All of whom were at the residence of their late brother except Mrs. Rogers who could not get here in time.

In the death of Emory Watson the community has lost one of its best men.

 

The Dillon Herald, October 29, 1914

Dr Wm E Lester of Fork married Miss Ada Burfoot of Elizabeth City, NC last Saturday afternoon.

The Dillon Herald, November 5, 1914

Dr Ralph Goodrich Smith married Miss Lena Hampton Friday afternoon at "Coolemee"
Sister of bride is Mrs. T Leaholme Manning. Groom osteopathic physician at Leaksville, NC

The Dillon Herald, November 5, 1914

Masonic memorial to our Deceased Brother, Past Master Jasper S. Bethea.

The Dillon Herald, November 12, 1914

Mr. Friedhiem of Rock Hill, who just bought the Everybody’s Theater married a few day ago Miss Terrell of Bennettsville.

The Dillon Herald, November 19, 1914

Brad Strickland, a former citizen of this community, was shot and fatally wounded by his neighbor, Frank Price, at his home near Mullins Saturday night. The dead man lived in the Hamer neighborhood about ten years ago where he owned a plantation. He was a successful farmer and after disposing of his interests I this section over to Mullins where he continued to engage in farming, later embarking in the mercantile business, from which he made a substantial fortune.

Mr. Stricklalnd was well known throughout this section of the state by reason of his large volume of business and farming interests. He was the head of the firm of D. E. Strickland and Co., a merchandise and clothing business of Mullins, which has been operation successfully for many years. He was prominently connected with fraternal organizations, being a member of the Knights of Phthias, Odd Fellows, Masons and Woodmen of the World.

Mr. Strickland is survived by his wife and young child.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock and interment will be made in Miller’s cemetery. (the wife was Marge Martin Strickland, daughter of Volentine and Maggie Norton Martin)hbm

The Dillon Herald, November 19, 1914

Miss Eva Cooper and Mr. Ellas Vandergift of Salemburg, Sampson county, NC -Eloped to Dillon- Wild automobile and train trip to marry. Miss Cooper is the cousin of former Senator Marion Butler and Mr. Vandergrift is the son of a very extensive and wealthy lumber man.

The Dillon Herald, November 19, 1914

Mrs. Martin McQueen of Fork died last Thursday night after a lingering illness. She is survived by a husband and two sons and one daughter. Her body was interred Saturday near Rowland, NC. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their recent bereavement.

The Dillon Herald, November 19, 1914

Wadesboro NC -Oct 28 – Miss Carrie McQueen married to Mr. Thomas Leon Bass of Chester, SC

The Dillon Herald, November 25, 1914

Pages Mill -Mr. Chas Moody married last week to Miss Maude Mears

The Dillon Herald, November 25, 1914

Fork -Miss Anna Calhoun left for Hasty where she is to be the maid of honor at the Baker-McDonald wedding.

The Dillon Herald, November 25, 1914

Florence -Robert S. Harrison, a young merchant, A. D Taylor and John E. Richter Jr employees of the Florence Gas Company drowned in auto accident. Car plunged over bridge over Black Creek into water.  Harrison conducted a mercantile business in North Dargan street and was married some years ago to Miss Whitton. He leaves a wife, sister, brothers and an aged mother. He was about 35 years old.  Taylor was married last April to Miss Georgia Bucheit of this city, he has no relatives here. He came here from near Asheville, NC and had been with the gas company for about two years. Richter only came to the city recently from Henderson, NC and was unmarried.

The Dillon Herald, November 25, 1914

Nov 18, Miss Annie Alford married Mr. William Elijah Gary of Columbia

The Dillon Herald, November 25, 1914

Near Fair Bluff lasts Friday morning, Mack Fairfax and Thomas Turbeville, who worked for a limber company were killed by a falling tree. Mr. Fairfax was married.

The Dillon Herald, November 25, 1914

Mr. Thomas E. Husbands dead

Mr. Thos. E Husbands for many years a resident of Dillon and former postmaster at this place, died at the city hospital at Columbia at an early hour Monday morning. Mr. Husbands had been in failing health for many months. Two years ago Mr. Husbands resigned his position as postmaster at the Dillon office and after disposing of his house and other property moved to High Point for the benefit of his health. Later he moved to Columbia where he made his home. Mr. Husbands was a native of Florence but moved to Dillon from Clio. He was a brother of Henry H. Husbands, a well known citizen of Florence. Besides several children Mr. Husbands is survived by a widow who was a Miss McLaurin of Clio. The interment was made at Florence Tuesday morning.

The Dillon Herald, December 3, 1914

Miss Annie Hamer Price married in Fayetteville, NC  on Nov 10th to Mr. E.L. Pool

Mr. S. B. Stoney married Thanksgiving eve to Miss Jennie Colvin in Chester, SC.  Bride former teacher in Dillon High School. Groom native of Charleston is cashier at Dillon Oil Mill.

The Dillon Herald, December 10, 1914

"Uncle" Peter Elllison Dead

"Uncle" Peter Ellison, one of the few remaining darkeys of "the days before the war," died at his cottage near Dr Stackhouse’s residence on Thursday the 3rd. Uncle Peter belonged to the late Capt W H Stead and lived with the Stead family for more than 40 years. He was a faithful slave, obedient to his master, whom he loved so well that he continued to live with him after he was given his freedom. When Dry Stackhouse moved to Dillon about ten years ago he brought Uncle Peter along and built a home for him near his residence on Hamer Avenue. Here Uncle Peter lived his last days in ease and comfort until the final summons came last Thursday. The body was carried to Minturn on the day following and laid away near Mt Carmel church on the Stead place to await the resurrection morn.

The Dillon Herald, December 10, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. W M Love lost their infant child on the 22nd ultimo. The little one was two months and two days old.

The Dillon Herald, December 14, 1914

The death of Lewis R. Hamer - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, December 31, 1914

Fire destroyed J R Thompson Co. Thursday night impossible to save anything. Built 1886 by J W Dillon oldest store building in Little Rock

The Dillon Herald, December 31, 1914

Fork --Dr. W L Rogers of this place and Miss Essie Richardson of Poston were married Sunday afternoon at home of the bride.







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