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NEWSPAPER EXCERPTS
1915


The Dillon Herald, January 21, 1915

Invitations issued marriage of Miss Katherine Carter to I W Eugene King Feb 2.

The Dillon Herald, January 21, 1915

Invitations issued marriage of Miss Annie Ruby Gaddy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W B Gaddy of Gaddys Mill to Mr. Kayton Spencer Carmichael of Fork Jan 27.

The Dillon Herald, January 21, 1915

The Herald extends congratulations to new Lieutenant Governor, Andrew J. Bethea. Mr. Bethea has the honor of being the first native-born son of Dillon to hold a state office.

The Dillon Herald, January 28, 1915

                     Mr. K. P. Horn married to Miss Nettie Pace of Sumter Wednesday.

The Dillon Herald, January 28, 1915 

Thorney Carmichael Dead

News was received in Dillon yesterday announcing the death of Mr. J. T. Carmichael, better known among his friends as "Thorney" Carmichael. Mr. Carmichael had been ill only a few days and his condition was not regarded as critical, therefore the announcement of his death yesterday morning was a great shock to his friends. From the best information obtainable just at the hour of going to press it seems that he was suffering from la grippe which developed into pneumonia. Mr. .Carmichael was about 30 years old. He was a son of the late Arch and Amelia Carmichael, his mother having died just a few days ago. He resided at the old home place near Pee Dee Church. Mr. Carmichael is survived by a widow and one brother, Mike Carmichael, who lived at Dillon last year. The Herald is unable to learn at this late hour when and where the funeral will be held.

The Dillon Herald, February 11, 1915

Minturn - Mr. Calvin McRae died Friday morning and was buried at the McLucas cemetery Saturday afternoon at three o’clock.

The Dillon Herald, February 11, 1915

Mrs. K L Seals died Thursday afternoon about 3 o’clock from the effects of being burned about 10 days ago. She was dressing the children with her back to the fire when she realized her clothing was burning. She became frightened and ran from the house into the yard, fell upon the ground and rolled over and over. From the first there was but little hope for her recovery.  Mrs. Seals was Miss Sophie Proctor, daughter of the late Jasper Proctor. She was a Christian woman being a member of the Methodist church of Dillon.  She is survived by a husband and two little girls and two sisters, who lived with her.  The burial was at Little Rock Friday afternoon, the funeral being conducted by the Rev A. J. Cauthen.

Kentyre – We are all sorry to hear of Mrs. Jim Turbeville’s death and extend to her relatives and friends our heart-felt sympathy.

The Dillon Herald, February 11, 1915

Atlanta, Ga -Announcement made of engagement of Miss Jennie Amelia Spain of Darlington, SC and Judge Charles A. Woods of the US Circuit Court of Appeals at Richmond, VA. Marriage will take place in Atlanta Feb 11. Miss Spain sister of Judge Thomas H. Spain of SC Circuit Bench. 

Madeline Dandrigde married to Dr. Clarence Whittingon of Valdosta, GA.  The bride is the sister of Mr. John R. Watson of Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, February 18, 1915

Mallory - Mr. W B Steele and son Willard of Bingham passed through on Saturday en route to Kingstree to attend the funeral of Mr. J Ben Steele a brother. Deceased had friends in this community who sympathize with the surviving brothers, Messrs Clarence, W.B., and Walter.

The Dillon Herald, February 18, 1915

Mr. R. Wallace Dead

The community was shocked when the sad news was received in Dillon announcing the death of Mr. R Wallace of Rowland, NC who passed away Wednesday after a long illness, although his death was not unexpected. Mr. Wallace was a son of the late William L and Mr. Elizabeth Wallace, who preceded him to the grave years ago. Mr. Wallace was born and reared in Moore county near Carthrige, NC and later he moved to this county, and lived near Little Rock for a number of years. After which he moved near Rowland and spent the remainder of his life. Mr. Wallace first married Miss Maggie Lester of that place, who died about nine years ago. Of this union there, were born a number of children. Mr. Wallace lived a faithful widower until last year when he married Miss Lottie Proctor of Rowland. The unanimous verdict of his fellow citizens and friends is that he was a prosperous farmer, a faithful man and a good citizen.

Mr. Wallace leaves a young widow and four children to mourn his loss. Messrs Frank, Henry and Lock Wallace, and Mrs. Geo. Bond, all of Rowland. His surviving brothers and sisters are: Messrs Ira, Arch, Needam and T W Wallace, Mrs. W A Hamilton and Mrs. John Taylor all of Dillon and Little Rock. Mr. Wallace has long been a faithful member of Oakland Methodist church and was a Christian man. His family and friends have our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement. The funeral service was conducted by his pastor, Rev. F. L Glennon of Little Rock, at 4:30 o’clock, Thursday evening, and he was laid to rest at the Baker cemetery to await the resurrection.
"His Niece"

The Dillon Herald, February 18, 1915

Married Mr. Kirk C. Burns of Dillon and Miss Alga Corbett probably of Ivanhoe, NC (place of wedding) -  no date

The Dillon Herald, February 25, 1915

                    Miss Vernon McQueen – 8th birthday party

The Dillon Herald, February 25, 1915

Mullins – Feb 17 A telephone message was received from Hamlet NC stating that Charlie Gordon, a well known citizen of this place, was killed in Hamlet some time during Tuesday night. His body was found about 9 o’clock Wednesday morning cold in death on the railroad track train No 17, Columbia to Raleigh, having killed him. Just how the accident occurred was not stated and will likely never be known. Mr. Gordon left Sunday for Hamlet, where he was engaged in a lumber deal. He was an industrious man and his business as a lumberman often called him away from home. Mr. Gordon was about 60 years of age and leaves a wife and five children to mourn his sudden demise. The remains which were brought home in the afternoon and carried to the family residence in the north-western part of town.

The Dillon Herald, March 4, 1915

Kentyre - Mrs. Amanda Butler died last week. We extend to her relatives our heartfelt sympathy.

The Dillon Herald, March 4, 1915                  

Pages Mill - Mr. Will Hayes who resides about one mile form Pages Mills was found dead near his barn Sunday morning. Paralysis was the cause, this being his second stroke.

The Dillon Herald, March 4, 1915                  

Dr. S. J. Wright Dead

Dr. S. J. Wright a colored physician residing on Fourth Avenue, died at his residence last Friday. Dr. Wright had been in failing health for more than a year. He came to Dillon about six years ago and followed the practice of medicine with success until his health failed and he was obliged to abandon active work. He was held in high esteem by both races and his passing is deeply regretted by all classes.

The Dillon Herald, March 4, 1915                  

Mrs. Civil Turbeville

On February 6th, 1915 Mrs. Cevil Turbeville. Wife of Mr. J. W. Turbeville, passed away. Mrs. Turbeville was 68 years of age and leaves a husband and several sons, all of whom are grown and married. She was a faithful member of Pleasant Hill Baptist church, of which Mr. Turbeville served a number of years as its faithful clerk. The funeral was conducted by Rev Joel I Allen at the home, after which the body was laid away to rest in the Piney Grove cemetery in the presence of many sympathizing loved ones and friends. A Friend (note the different spelling of the first name – transcribed as written)

The Dillon Herald, March 4, 1915                  

Cards were received in Dillon this week announcing the marriage of Miss Dorothy Edmunds Wise to Mr. Young Kenneth Gayle at Baltimore, Md. on the 16 of February. The groom was the popular first baseman on the Dillon baseball team during the season of 1913. The couple will be at home at New Jamestown, Norfolk, Va after March 1st.

The Dillon Herald, March 4, 1915                  

Mrs. Rod McRae died Sunday and was buried at the McLucas cemetery Monday afternoon at three o’clock.

The Dillon Herald, March 11, 1915

                    Death of Mr. George Hodges

News was received today in Brownsville telling of the death of Mr. George Hodges, who died March 4th, at his home at Jordanville in Horry County. L He was 83 years old. He was born and raised in Marlboro county and moved to Horry county in 1882 where he fared until his death.  He first married Miss Britian of Sumter. They had six children. She died many years before his death. He married a second time. This time he married Miss Sallie Hartley of Brownsville. They had ten children.  He was a loving husband and a faithful father.  He fought in the war between the sections on the Confederate side. --He leaves a wife and sixteen children to mourn his death, besides his brothers and sisters.  He was laid to rest at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

The Dillon Herald, March 11, 1915 

Marriage Licenses  - Granted from January 1st to February 23rd 1915

Boyd Cox to Alma Baily

Jessie Jackson to Ellen Watson

Freeman Streator to AnnieBraxwell

Clarence Hunt to Jessie Boatwright

Frank H Lowry to Mary Jacobs

Kayton S Carmichael to Annie R. Gaddy

John M McDowell to Ora Sales

Thomas Grice to Mary Ella McNeil

Soloman Bryant to Lela Larimore

Carther Singletory to Estella Bethea

Neal A McEachern to Mary Hayes

Welson Bethea to Mary Ann McLean

Frank Whittington to Sarah Bowie

Geo Hugh Fort to Mary Morris

John L Kinney to Annie Bell McCall

Wm E King to Catherine S Carter

T J Walker to Cora Bailey

Walter Jones to Minnie Heath

Luther Braddy to Mary Campbell

Ed Liles to Dora Harris

Daniel C McLellan to Mattie Moore

Stable Campbell to Ethel Smith

Willie Drayton to Goldie Owens

Wesley Alford to Liza Jone Fisher

Hamer Kirby to Allie B. Johnson

John Alford to Odessa Sutherland

Wash Greene to Isabella Harmon

John T. King to Verie Ivey

Wm Bryand to Fannie Webster

Allen Covington to Mattie Thompson

John H. McLaughlin to Mary M Stewart

Joseph E. Root to Addie McEachern

Robert Lee Plummer to Nadmi Barrington

Jack Hines to Maggie Mason

John Platt to Susan J. Hamilton

Shernon Hyatt to Annie Hulon

Elliott Allen to Ella Oxendine

Edmund :Yates to Jennie Herriott

Allie McNair to Lillie Simons

The Dillon Herald, March 11, 1915 

The Herald, just at it goes to press, learns of the death of Mr. Giles Floyd which occurred at Floydale Monday. The direct cause of Mr. Floyd’s death was pneumonia but he had been for years a sufferer from asthma. The deceased was a most excellent citizen and his friends throughout the county will be pained to learn of his death. A more extended account of Mr. Floyd’s death will appear in the next issue.

The Dillon Herald, March 18, 1915

Kemper -The people of this community were greatly shocked and saddened Sunday morning when the death of William A Hayes was announced. Mr. Hayes was in Kemper Saturday afternoon and seemed to be in his usual good health. He was found dead at his stalls about nine o’clock Sunday morning, by his youngest son. He had suffered a stroke of paralysis sometime ago and it is supposed he had a second stroke which was the cause of his death. Mr. Hayes was 58 years old and was one of our most substantial citizens. A prominent farmer, sympathetic neighbor and a devout church member. He was buried at Bear Swamp Baptist Church Monday afternoon beside his wife who preceded him to the grave several years ago. He is survived by his mother, four brothers, two sisters and nine children. The sympathy of the community is with the entire family.

The Dillon Herald, March 18, 1915

                    Jno T. Pamplin Meets Tragic Death

Falls Under Wheels of Wagon and Receives Fatal Injuries

Mr. Jno T. Pamplin, a farmer on Mr. Jno Hugh Stackhouse’s place near Campbell’s Bridge fell from a wagon near Dove’s Mill late Wednesday afternoon and received injuries from which he died several hours later

Mr. Pamplin had been to Dillon and was returning home with a load of corn. While on the causeway of Dove’s Mill the mules became frightened and shied toward the side of the road. The front wheels of the wagon dropped into a rather deep hole and Mr. Pamplin was thrown forward falling underneath the wheels. Before he could recover himself the wheels passed over his body an inflicted injuries from which he died after suffering until the following Thursday.

Mr. Pamplin was a native of Parson county NC and had been living near Campbells Bridge for several years. He was an expert tobacco grower and had made arrangements to plant a large acreage in tobacco this year. He was also a good farmer and had been doing well on rented land.

Mr. Pamplin leaves a wife and seven children besides a host of friends who will mourn his loss. He was buried at Mt Andrew near Floydale last Friday, the service being conducted by Rev Dan H. Everett.

The Dillon Herald, March 18, 1915

Mrs. Emma McRae for manly years a resident of the Carolina section and well-known to many of the older residents of the county, died at Maxton of the 11th instant. Mrs. McRae was 81 years old and the greater portion of her life had been spent in the Carolina section. She was a good Christian woman and her entire life had been devoted to the service of her Master. Mrs. McRae was the only surviving aunt of Mrs. Sue Peterkin and Messrs J. J. McKay (transcribed as written) and H. McRae all of whom attended the funeral services at Maxton.

The Dillon Herald, March 18, 1915

Death of Mrs. Annie Nichols Braddy

There are many residents of this section who will be pained to learn of the death of Mrs. Annie Nichols Braddy which occurred at the home of her son, Mr. O. M. Braddy, near Chadburn, NC on the 1th (transcribed as written) instant. Mrs. Braddy was the widow of the late Tristram B. Braddy to whom she was married about 45 years ago. Mrs. Braddy was a Miss Nichols, and was born and reared in the Nichols community, the town of Nichols having been named for her father. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Braddy moved to Fairmont and then to Chadburn where she made her home with her son. She was a consecrated woman, having been a life-long member of the Methodist church. Although it has been 27 years since she moved away from this section there are manly of the older residents who will recall her manly deeds of kindness and the active interest she took in religious work. Mrs. Braddy was buried near Chadburn on the 11th instant, her step-son Mr. L. C. Braddy, attending the funeral.

The Dillon Herald, March 25, 1915

Carl Jackson Dead

Mr. Carl Jackson died at his home near Kentyre church Monday night after an illness of three weeks with pneumonia. Mr. Jackson was about 22 years of age and leaves a wife, who was Miss Sadie Cottingham, a daughter of Mr. W S Cottingham of Dillon and one child. Mr. Jackson was a son of Mr. Jno R. Jackson who lives near Kentyre church, and was an industrious farmer. He was a member of Kentyre church, and the interment was made at the McEachern graveyard near Hamer Tuesday afternoon, his pastor Rev. Jno McQueen conducting the ceremonies.

The Dillon Herald, March 25, 1915

Edwin R Hamer, Jr. is Dead

Passed Away Sunday Night After Brief Illness

Edwin R Hamer, Jr., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Hamer died at 10:15 o’clock Sunday night after a few days illness with pneumonia. Edwin was taken ill little more than a week ago and his illness developed into typhoid pneumonia which made such rapid progress that he lapsed into unconsciousness several days before the end came and his passing was like the falling into a gentle and peaceful slumber. Edwin was about 15 years of age and was a member of the eighth grade in the Dillon High School. He was of a joyful disposition, kind and accommodating to an unusual degree, and his passing brings a pang of sorrow to his circle of friends whom he numbered among both young and old. The funeral services were held at the family residence on East Main street Tuesday morning at ten o’clock and the interment was made in the family plot at Little Rock, the services being conducted by Rev A. J .Cauthen, assisted by Rev Jno McSween. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community in their hour of grief.

The Dillon Herald, March 25, 1915

Giles R. Floyd

The entire community was shocked Sunday night when the news of the death of Giles R. Floyd was announced.

For many years Mr. Floyd had been a sufferer from asthma and his condition was such that he was confined to his home at various intervals. Several weeks ago he was attacked by pneumonia and in spite of the best medical attention and most careful and loving nursing in his weakened state he could not withstand the ravages of the disease and the end came at eight o’clock Sunday night.

Mr. Floyd was about 52 years old and a lifelong citizen of this community, having been born and raised at Floydale, five miles below there. Three years ago he moved to Latta where he had made his home since.

A graduate of Wofford College, Mr. Floyd was one of the best read men of his time, and an exceptionally fine Bible scholar, taking a keen interest in the work of the Church and Sunday school

Notwithstanding his failing health Giles Floyd was a man whose friendship was sought and retained for their pure worth. His was of a cherry disposition with the rare privilege of being gifted with the power to see the bright side of life and the good side of folks. He was a life long member of Mt. Andrew Methodist church.

The deceased leaves a widow, who was Miss Sessions, three sisters Mrs. Spears of Georgia, and Mrs. Murray Hayes of Floydale, Mrs. L S Bethea of Latta; a brother Mr. H B Floyd of Floydale, and four children G. R. Jr., Jack, Doris and Hazel, besides other more distant relatives.

The interment was made I Magnolia cemetery, Rev. F. H. Shuler officiating, yesterday morning at two o’clock in the presence of a large concourse of surviving friends and relatives –Latta Observer

The Dillon Herald, April 1, 1915

James A Galloway marries Miss Mary Proctor of near Blenheim. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. M Proctor. Groom farmer from Dillon County.

The Dillon Herald, April 1, 1915

Death of Mrs. Sarah Ann Jackson

Mrs. Sarah Ann Jackson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C J McDonald, Saturday morning at 4:30 o’clock and was buried at Moody cemetery near Marion Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Jackson was about 75 years of age. For the past 25 years she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. C J McDonald. On the morning of the 20th she suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she never rallied and on the following Saturday she breathed her last.

Mrs. Jackson was born near Dothan church and was a daughter of the late Robert McKenzie. Early in life she married Irvin M. Jackson who died about 23 years ago. Of this union there were born two children, Mrs. C. J. McDonald and Mr. E. T. Jackson both of whom survive her.

Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Dillon Baptist church and a brief funeral service was held at her late residence Sunday morning by her pastor, Rev H.A Willis, after which the body was taken to the Moody cemetery where the interment was made.

Her daughter is Mrs. Laura J. McDonald as noted in Card of Thanks.

The Dillon Herald, April 8, 1915

Prominent Man Dies

W. S. Mowry Passes Away at Bennettsville

Bennettsville April 4 – W. S. Mowry, a prominent business man of the town of Bennettsville, died this morning of pneumonia in his 48th year. The father of Mr. Mowry was the late W. S. Mowry of Charleston and his mother is a daughter of the late Col. T. C. Weatherly of this county. He is half brother of Jno L McLaurin and Mrs. Throup Crosland and has a twin brother, L. D. Mowry of Englewood, NJ. He also has a brother Smith Mowry, and two sisters, Mrs. Amy Relnnud (maybe Reinnud) and Mrs. Charles T. Schlesinger of Charlestown, R. I.

His wife who survives him, was formerly Miss Annie Covington, a daughter of the late Harris Covington, who was a member of the Bennettsville bar, and a sister of the Rev Henry Covington of Norfolk, Va.

Mr. Mowry was a man of large means and prominent in nearly all of the business enterprises of Bennettsville. He was of a very charitable disposition and will be greatly missed by manly of the poorer people to whom he always extended a helping hand. He leaves one daughter about 19 and three sons, aged about 14, 12, and 8.

There was hardly a man to the town more universally beloved. He was popular with young and old, and probably is without an enemy in the world. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

For several years he was president of the Union Savings bank. Retiring from this position he left that institution on a solid and successful foundation. A few years later he became a director of the Mutual Savings bank and that institution is also enjoying a successful business. For a number of years he had rendered splendid service as a member of the board of trustees of Murchison graded schools.

The Dillon Herald, April 15, 1915

Mrs. C. R. Taber left Tuesday for Columbia to be present at the marriage of Miss May Taber. Miss Taber made her home in Dillon for several years with her brother Dr. C. B. Taber, while attending the city schools.

The Dillon Herald, April 22, 1915

Maxie McDonald celebrated 3rd birthday April 15

The Dillon Herald, April 22, 1915

Wilmington Star

News was received yesterday that Jesse Mason, son of Mr. E T Mason of

No 616 third street was drowned in the Pee Dee River near Pee Dee, SC. Mr. Ingram Baggett, a brother in law and J B Mason a brother left yesterday afternoon for Pee Dee.

The funeral is to be conducted from the undertaking parlors of Mr. W E Yopp this morning at 9:30 o’clock.

There may have been foul play I connection with Mason’s death and it was this feature that the jury was investigating. It was stated in the telegram that Mason was drowned three days ago

The Dillon Herald, April 29, 1915

Mrs. McDaniel, mother of Mr. W G McDaniel died very suddenly on Sunday and was buried on Monday afternoon at Catfish Church.

The Dillon Herald, April 29, 1915

Mrs. Adville McLean Dead

Blenheim April 24

Mrs. Adville McLean widow of the late Dr A McLean passed away at her home near Minturn, in Dillon County, Tuesday evening, in her 74th year. Mrs. McLean was a woman of rare beauty of character, a splendid type of the women of the old regime, Quiet, gentle, calm of soul, preserving always the poise and purity of a noble Christian character, she was greatly admired and beloved by all who knew her. She was buried beside her husband in the Alford cemetery, near the Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church, of which she had been for so many years a faithful member and constant attendant. A great concourse of friends and relatives gathered to pay her the last tender tribute of love and tears. Her pastor, the Rev John Jordan Douglas, conducted the service, paying a high tribute to her rare and lovely character. Mrs. Clarence McLaurin of Minturn, her daughter, and several brothers and sisters survive her.

The Dillon Herald, April 29, 1915

                    Death at Little Rock

Jno A McInnis, aged 37 years, died at Little Rock last Friday after a brief illness with pneumonia. Mr. McInnis leaves a wife and five children besides numerous friends who mourn his untimely death. Mr. McInnis was born near Hamer but had lived in Little Rock for a number of years, having been in the employ of the Schafer Co until recently. He was a prominent Pythian and Woodman and was buried near Hamer Sunday morning with Woodman and Pythian honors.

The Dillon Herald, April 29, 1915

Death of an Infant

Lee, the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Stackhouse died Tuesday night. The little fellow had been sick only two days and his death coming so unexpectedly, was a great shock to the fond parents. The internment was made at Mt Holly cemetery yesterday afternoon. The parents have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

The Dillon Herald, May 6, 1915

                    Dillon mourns Death of W Thad Bethea  - transcription available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net"

The Dillon Herald, May 13, 1915

Negro Kills Marion Man

Men Seek Negro Guilty of Three Crimes – Takes Refuge in Swamp

Marion May 8- Sheriff Dozier and a posse of Marion men are tonight pursuing an unknown Negro who today fired at the sheriff and later shot and killed Elwell Cook, a contractor, who was a member of the sheriff’s posse seeking to capture the fugitive. The body of Mr. Cook has been brought to Marion.
 

The Dillon Herald, May 13, 1915

Miss Helen Moody died at the home of her brother, Mr. R J Moody in East Dillon last Wednesday morning. Miss Moody was 60 years of age and although she had been an invalid for a number of months she bore her affliction with strong Christian fortitude. Early in life she connected herself with the Zion Methodist church and her remains were laid away in the church yard Thursday afternoon. Miss Moody is survived by the following brothers and sisters Rev T D Moody and Barfield Moody of Zion; Mrs. J D Ellen of Bishopville and Mr. R J Moody and Mrs. Martha McKenzie of Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, May 13, 1915  

Mrs. Winnie L Blanton died at the residence of her son, Mr. N M Blanton on the morning of the 4th following a stroke of paralysis on the previous Thursday morning. Mrs. Blanton was 67 years old and had been residing in Dillon for the past ten years. She was a native of Green Sea, Horry county, to which place the body was taken for interment on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Blanton was a member of the Dillon Baptist church. She is survived by the following children; N M Blanton of Dillon, Mrs. L T Carter of Daisy, Mrs. W Prince and Mrs. W C Mishoe of Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, May 13, 1915

Miss Annie Edwards and Mr. Martin McQueen from near Rowland NC married last Wednesday.

The Dillon Herald, May 20, 1915

On the morning of the 25th of April Mrs. Mary Ann McDaniel was suddenly called away to the great beyond. Mrs. McDaniel had been in declining health for over a year. She is survived by her three sons, Rev S A McDaniel of Stabesboro, Gal, and Mr. W G McDaniel of Latta, and Mr. H S McDaniel of Cairo, Ga. and two sisters Mrs. A C Sinclair and Mrs. M E Atkinson of Latta. Mrs. Mary Ann McDaniel was the oldest daughter of the late Stephen A Hargrove and was born October 16th 1843. In early life married W W McDaniel of Clio. Emigrated to Louisana and remained there several years. Then returned to South Carolina with her three sons after the death of their father, W W McDaniel, where she reared them to noble manhood. The remains were interred in Catfish Cemetery on Monday evening, 26th, in the presence of many sorrowing friends and relatives.

The Dillon Herald, May 27, 1915

Mr. Walker Gaddy Dead

Mr. Walker Gaddy, a well known and substantial citizen of the Gaddys Mill section died suddenly Tuesday morning. Mr. Gaddy apparently was in good health and his sudden death was a great shock to the community. On Monday he did a rather hard day’s work and retired that night at his usual hour, after eating a hearty supper. He awoke Tuesday morning about 4 o’clock, sat up in bed and fell back dead.

Mr. Gaddy was about 55 years old and was a son of the late S T Gaddy. He was a substantial farmer and very highly esteemed in the community. He was father of Messrs. R L and Max Gaddy of Dillon and Mrs. Lawrence Stevens of Bermuda. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Hattie Atkinson of Latta.

The interment was made at the Regan Graveyard near Gaddys Mill yesterday morning at 11 o’clock.

The Dillon Herald, May 27, 1915

James McKinnon Carmichael, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. D A Carmichael of Hamer, died May 12, 1915. He was born Oct 8, 1913, His last sickness was brief and his suffering intense. His little body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Kentyre Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon May 13. The services were conducted by the pastor of the family.

The Dillon Herald, May 27, 1915

Little Mitchell Williams

Little Mitchell, the ten months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Williams died Wednesday morning after an illness of only a few days and was buried at Mt Holly on the day following, the funeral services being conducted by Rev H A Willis, assisted by Rev Jno McSween. Little Mitchell was a lovable child, affectionate to an unusual degree, and his death will be felt keenly in the home. The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved parents.

The Dillon Herald, May 27, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. Parker Bereaved:

The community sympathizes with Mr. and Mrs. Harry E Parker in the death of their little daughter, Frances, which occurred Monday morning. Little Frances had been sick only a few days and her death was a great shock to her fond parents. She was an unusually bright child for her age and had won a strong place in the affections of her parents. The interment was made at Mt Holly Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock the services being conducted by Rev H A Willis.

The Dillon Herald, May 27, 1915

To Little Lee Stackhouse

Lines written in condolence on the death of Lee, infant son of Mr. amd Mrs. M M Stackhouse, by a relative.

Suffer little children to come unto me

Is what the Master said

When millions of little children

On perennial fruits are fed.

Beside that beautiful river

From which old Jordan rolls,

Immortal eyes, undimmed by death

The City of God new behold.

The Dillon Herald, June 3, 1915

Sellers - We were sorry indeed to learn of the death of Mrs. P W Bethea of Mallory. A good woman has gone to her reward. We have known her since childhood, and her home was always a pleasant one to visit.

The Dillon Herald, June 3, 1915

Mallory - Mrs. P W Bethea aged 78 died at her home here on Monday and was buried at Latta on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Bethea had been ill for some weeks and her advanced age prevented a recovery from an attack that was serious from the outset. All that medical skill and the attentions of friends and relatives could do was to no avail and slowly life ebbed away.

Mrs. Bethea had been married 61 yeas and is survived by her husband Mr. P W Bethea a son Picket P Bethea of Branchville and daughters, Mesdames D E Allen. J Fred and A Robert Williams all of whom where present in the last days of their mother’s life.

Mr. Bethea is past 87 and is quite feeble and unable to be present at the funeral which was conducted by Rev F H Shuler, pastor of the deceased. 
 

The Dillon Herald, June 3, 1915

Former Dillonite Killed

Camilla, Ga May 24 J A Hays was shot Saturday night near Vada in the lower part of this county, by J E Batchelder, Hays dying from the would yesterday.

Batchelder and his son, Lonnie have been placed in jail here, the father charged with murder and the son with being an accessory.

Batehelder and John Tipper had a difficulty in Vada Saturday. Emory West and J A Hays were in Vada together. West decided on his way home that he would attempt to get them to an understanding. West says that Batchelder agreed to drop the affair and make friends. West called to Tipper to come where they were. As Tipper and Hays approached Batchelder fired, the lead of shot passing through Hays’ left hand and entering his stomach. West immediately caught Batchelder.

While waiting for assistance Leanie Batchelder claims that he thought it a frame up and shot to defend himself. All parties are well known in the community.

Hays is survived by a wife and seven small children. Funeral and interment will take place at Hapeful cemetery today.

The forgoing clipping from Atlanta Journal has interest for many of your readers. Mr. J A Hays was a son of the late Hamilton H. Hays, was raised and lived till he had raised a family in the Kirby section afterwards moved to Marion thence to Georgia where he lived when ever taken by an untimely end. Deceased was locally known "Jay" Adger Hays and had many friends and relatives in this section. He married a daughter of Joel E Napier. She survives him.

Mrs. W M Meggs, Mrs. J Rich Hays and Mrs. J Madison Berry are sisters residing here who survive him, then there are several brothers and sisters in Georgia and a large number of near relatives here. Mr. Hays was a man of pleasant disposition and made friends where ever he was known. It seems mere unfortunate that in the difficulty which resulted fatally to him, he had no part as an aggressor but simply accompanied a friend who was endeavoring to make [peace between two belligerent neighbors.

The Dillon Herald, June 3, 1915

Harry Page, a well known colored citizen, died last week after an illness of several months. Harry was a man of more than ordinary intelligence and was a leader among his people. He had served as Worshipful Master of the colored Masonic Order for a number of years and was other wise prominent in fraternal work. v

The Dillon Herald, June 10, 1915 

Miss Octavia Elizabeth Bethea marriage to William Henry Muller on 26th. She is daughter of Mrs. Marletta Georgia Bethea,
Mr. Muller attorney with Gibson and Muller

The Dillon Herald, June 10, 1915

                    Last Thursday afternoon Flora Ethel Townsend married  Jesse Greene Tingen

The Dillon Herald, June 10, 1915 

Died - On Wednesday, May 26th at 10:30 pm at the age of 17 years Nettie Hamilton youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hamilton, now of Dillon, formerly of Little Rock. The deceases was a maiden of noble character, more than ordinary talent and unusual promise.

Her moral worth, her amiability and marked piety won her a large circle of friends. Her death was a great surprise, her illness being brief. Brief funeral services were conducted at Little Rock Cemetery by Rev W B Sherwook where many awaited the funeral party. Profound sympathy for members of the family and their relatives is extended by all the friends in Dillon and by their neighbors and former associates at Little Rock. Few of her age will be more missed or so long remembered as the sweet spirited Nettie Hamilton

The Dillon Herald, June 10, 1915

Mrs. Amelia Dew

Mrs. Amelia Dew died at her home near Mallory on the afternoon of the 4th instant. Mrs. Dew was the wife of Mr. Jno F Dew. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dew is survived by a mother, three brothers and two small children. Mary Lou and Eliza, aged 12 and 8 years respectively. She had a large circle of friends and her death is greatly mourned in the community.

The Dillon Herald, June 17, 1915

The home of Mrs. Harriett Berry was burned last week. This home was one of the old landmarks of this country.

The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Gunter was buried at Antioch Sunday afternoon. The funeral service was conducted by Dr. Rufus Ford, who afterwards preached a sermon in the church.

The Dillon Herald, June 24, 1915

Mullins Lad Loses Life

Death of Carlisle Owens Said to be Due to Heart Failure and not Drowning

Mullins – June 18- Mullins was shocked this morning at an early hour when news reached here that Carlisle Owen, the sixteen year old son of Mrs. John Owens had lost his life at an early hour by drowning at the Sansouci Club, a private pleasure resort just above Sandy Bluff.

The youth, in company with his brother in law Wm M McIntyre went to the club house on Thursday afternoon to spend the night fishing. About daylight the two got up and prepared to take a dip before starting out on the fishing trip. Owens was the first to reach the water edge and being a good swimmer, he ran out on the springboard to and jumped into the river at about fifteen feet of water. Mr. McIntyre called to the boy and told him to be careful as the water was both deep and swift. But the boy continued on down the stream without heeding the warning. He had gone only about fifteen yards when Mr. McIntyre called to a negro fisherman to throw the boy a pole. This was done, but the youth apparently paid no attention to it and in a few minutes he sank and never came back to the top.

The greatest sympathy is expressed for the boy’s mother, who has seen much trouble since the death of her husband the late Rev John Owen, a minister in the Methodist Conference, who, it will be remembered, was shot and killed by a friend about fifteen years ago at Johnton while out bird hunting. A few years ago the oldest son, John Owen, died while undergoing an operation for appendicitis, and now the death of the youngest son, Carlisle. The death of the young man was not due to drowning it is believed but to heart failure. The funeral will be held here tomorrow. Interment at Cederdale.

Mr. Owen was a brother of Watson, formerly of Dillon, who conducted a grocery business in the old Bass store at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Harrison Street. 

The Dillon Herald, June 24, 1915

Pages Mills Baptist Church wedding June 3 Miss Flora Ethel Townsend to Mr. Jesse Green Tingen. Bride daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Townsend. Groom from Mebane, NC. He is bookkeeper for Planters Warehouse.

The Dillon Herald, June 24, 1915

J. M Hodges and Maola Smith married June 16. Miss Smith daughter of Mr. J. M. Smith and granddaughter of Mrs. W. D.Smith of Mallory. Mr. Hodges native of Conway and is a lumber dealer.

The Dillon Herald, June 24, 1915

Rowland – June 19th – last Tuesday at Ashpole Presbyterian Church Miss Ruth Alford married J. F. Bullock both of Rowland.

The Dillon Herald, July 1, 1915

Pages Mill - Mr. C F Ford of Asheville, Ga attended the funeral of his mother last week.

The Dillon Herald, July 1, 1915

Philip W Bethea Dead

Well Known Citizen of Dillon County Passed Away

Mr. Philip W. Bethea, of the Mallory section of Dillon County, died at his some Wednesday evening, the 23 instant, and was buried in the Latta Cemetery Friday morning the 15th. Mr. Bethea was a member of the large family of Bethea’s in Dillon County, and was the oldest member of the family, being 86 years and eight months old. His wife preceded him to the grave only a little more than three weeks . He was a man of unquestioned character and had the confidence and good will of all who knew him. He lived on a farm all his life and until a few years ago, when old age made it necessary for him to retire form active business, he was considered one of the most progressive farmers of his community. He was an exConfederate and did his full duty as a brave soldier during the War Between the States. He was a staunch member of the Methodist Church from early manhood having held the offices of steward for nearly half century. He was also a member of the Masonic Fraternity for about sixty-five being at the time of his death a member of Dalcho Lodge No 160, AFM. He leaves one son, three daughters, a host of grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends to mourn his departure.

             
The Dillon Herald, July 1, 1915

                           Miss Flora Rogers of Fork had thirteenth birthday party Saturday.
                   

The Dillon Herald, July 1, 1915

                    Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bass June 25th a boy.

The Dillon Herald, July 8, 1915

Dr E P Smith and Miss Emma Townsend married Sunday at home of Mr. and Mrs. W M Gaddy.

The Dillon Herald, July 8, 1915

Mrs. Amelia Dew who died June 4th was 40 years old. She was a daughter of the late Hugh and Sarah Godbold. She leaves a mother, three brothers, one uncle and scores of friends to mourn her loss. She was born in 1874 and married Jno F Dew of Kirby. She was a good wife and other. Two little girls aged 8 and 12 are left with their father.
 

The Dillon Herald, July 8, 1915

Mr. C J McDonald Passes - End Came Thursday Morning After Brave Fight for Life

Mr. C J McDonald died at his residence in West Dillon Thursday morning at 7:45 o’clock. The end came peacefully after a long struggle against a malignant case of typhoid fever.

Mr. McDonald an unusually strong and robust man just in the prime of life, was taken ill about four weeks ago. His condition did not become alarming until the second week of his illness when his family and friends began to entertain grave fears for his recovery. He made a brave fight for life which combined with the aid of skillful medical treatment and tender nursing proved unavailing.

Mr. McDonald was in his 59th year. He was born in old Marion on September 10, 1856. Later in life he moved to Marion court house where he was engaged in the mercantile business.

In his 23rd year he was married to Miss Laura Jane Jackson, who with the following children, still survive him: J. T. McDonald of Pamplico, SC; W E McDonald of Albany, Ga; E B McDonald of Little Rock, Ark; and Mrs. M J Rogers of Fork. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth McDonald of Gaddy’s Mill, and the following brothers and sisters; Miley McDonald, of Gaddy’s Mill; Mrs. Jno Hamilton of Marietta, NC; and Mrs. Bertie Mill and Mrs. Sallie McCormac of Fork.

Three years ago, after retiring from active business affairs, Mr. McDonald moved to Dillon. His quiet unassuming manner, his uniform courtesy and gentlemanly bearing, combined with an attractive personality, won him many friends in his new home and he will be greatly missed in the community.

Early in life Mr. McDonald joined the Baptist church and was a member of the Dillon Baptist church at the time of his death.

He was buried at Mt Holly Cemetery Friday morning at ten o’clock, the funeral services being conducted by his pastor, Rev H A Willis.
 

The Dillon Herald, July 8, 1915            

                     Mr. and Mrs. Sitton Bereaved

Mr. and Mrs. F L Sitton have the sympathy of many friends in the death of their little son Frank Lee Jr which occurred at Greensboro, NC Saturday morning. The little fellow had been ill for several weeks and was taken to Greensboro with the hope that a change of climate would improve his condition. The body was brought home on the 6:35 train Saturday evening and taken to Mt Holly Cemetery where it was laid away the services being conducted by Rev John McSween, pastor of the Presbyterian Church.
 

The Dillon Herald, July 15, 1915

Miss Bessie Ramseur was eleven on July 10th. Her aunt Mrs. J C Sellers gave her a party.

Killed While at Prayer -Negro Kills Another on Mr. M S Britt’s Place

Jim Buchanan, a colored tenant on Mr. M S Britt’s place near Little Rock, was killed by Carl Monroe also colored Sunday night.

It was claimed that Buchanan was kneeling in prayer as he was shot to death by Monroe. The men quarreled Saturday and almost came to blows. A Negro prayer meeting was in progress at one of the houses on the place Sunday night and as Buchanan knelt in prayer Monroe walked in and emptied the contents of a revolver in his back. Death was almost instantaneous.

It is said that a loaded revolver was found on Buchanan. Immediately after the shooting Monroe dashed out of the house and has not been apprehended.

The Dillon Herald, July 22, 1915

Mallory -Two Negro deaths occurred here Sunday, an old woman, Mary Davis of old age and E Smith of tuberculosis. Both were buried Monday.

The Dillon Herald, July 22, 1915

Little Rock -The sad death of Mr. S U Davis of Eulonia, was a shock to him many friends, when it was learned Monday morning. Mr. Davis was the father of Mrs. J R Thompson of this town.

The Dillon Herald, July 22, 1915

Kingstree Editor Passes Away

Kingstree July 19 – A telegram was received here from Hendersonville, NC this evening announcing the death of C W Wolfe, editor of the County Record, who as been in a sanatorium there for pulmonary trouble. Mr. Wolfe was regarded as one of the brainest men in Williamsburg County and once represented the County in the Legislature. He was 45 years of age and leaves a wife and one child.

The Dillon Herald, July 22, 1915

A telegram was received in Dillon Friday announcing the death of Dr Ralph Smith of Leaksville, NC at St Elizabeth’s Hospital in Raleigh. Dr Smith was married to Miss Lena Hampton at the residence of her sister Mrs. T L Manning last November. Dr and Mrs. Smith had just returned to Leaksville from Chicago where they spent several months following their marriage. Dr Smith’s death was due to an operation for appendicitis last Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Manning left for Leaksville Saturday morning to be present at the funeral which was held on Sunday morning.

The Dillon Herald, August 5, 1915

Little Rock -Mr. and Mrs. J R Greenspun have returned from their honeymoon trip to the north.

John Reb Drake Dies Suddenly

John Rev Drake, who is quite well known in Dillon died at the Florence Infirmary Monday following an acute attack while auctioneering of the floor of a Kingstree tobacco warehouse Thursday.

Mr. Drake had visited Dillon a number of times and had manly friends here who will be pained to learn of his death. He was a prominent fraternal order man and was a district deputy of the Woodmen of the World. Mr. Drake was 45 years of age and leaves a widow and two children.

The Dillon Herald, August 12, 1915

Mallory - Mr. Joe E Hayes died suddenly on Monday while at work in Marion and was brought on Tuesday to Bethesda church for burial. The deceased was about 45 years old, was a son of Rev J Wilson Hayes and a brother of Thos R Hayes of this place and Andrew J Hayes of Bennettsville, all of whom, with his wife and three children, survive him, and have the deepest sympathy of us all. The funeral rites were conducted by Rev L G Phillips.

The Dillon Herald, August 12, 1915

Dr M M Caldwell Drowned -Wilmington Star tells of the drowning of Dr M M Caldwell near Wilmington Saturday night. Dr Caldwell often brought his mare to race here.

The Dillon Herald, August 12, 1915

Mr. J H McLaurin marries Miss Ethel Ragsdale Thursday at Winnsboro. Bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G W Ragsdale. She taught in Dillon High School last year.

The Dillon Herald, August 12, 1915

S W Jackson left Tuesday morning for Georgetown to attend the funeral of his brother, the Rev A W Jackson.

The Dillon Herald, August 19, 1915

                    Rev A W Jackson died in Florida

Florence Daily Times

Rev A W Jackson passed away in Tampa, Fla. Last Monday afternoon after a short illness following an operation and his body was brought to Rome, Williamsburg County, and laid to rest. His remains were accompanied from Florida by his son, Rufus and his wife. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson had gone to Florida to visit their son, A W Jr when he was taken ill. He is survived by a wife, who was a Miss Flowers of Marion County, and four sons, one daughter and one brother. His brother is Mr. Sydney Jackson of Dillon. Four of his sons, A W Jr, Rufus and Gus reside in Florida and Press? Lives in California. His daughter, Mrs. Eva Carriway, lives at Rome, this State. Mr. Jackson was a member of the Methodist Conference and had preached in nearly every section of South Carolina. He and his wife were known to be great workers in the Methodist church up until he was retired to the aged ministers; list some years ago. He was about 75 years old and was a member of the Masons, his membership being with the Johnsonville lodge in Williamsburg County.

The Dillon Herald, August 19, 1915 

Mullins Enterprise

A deplorable tragedy occurred about three miles form the city Saturday afternoon when Wallie J Roges, the 21 year old son of Joe Rogers was shot and instantly killed by his uncle, Enos W. Rogers. The killing is seems was the result of no special difficulty or controversy between the parties. Wallie J. Rogers was employed by Enos Rogers in the tobacco cropping and all that is known of the circumstances leading to the tragedly is that there was a misunderstanding in the amount of the wages that was due Wallie Rogers. Whether the disagreement had any bearing leading to the tragedy given at the inquest did not bring out any evidence of the defense.

Enos Rogers is a brother to Coy and Duncan Rogers, the two brothers who shot and killed George Waller in the fall. They entered upon chain gang sentences in May, after their conviction in the spring term of court for manslaughter.

The burial took place at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon at Lane’s burial ground, near Zion, and was attended by a large number of friends of the family.

The Dillon Herald, August 26, 1915

Fork -Mr. Sidney Rogers of this place and Miss Kate Edwards of Dillon married Saturday. Grooms parents Mr. and Mrs. W H Rogers

The Dillon Herald, August 26, 1915

Maxie Miller party Saturday for eighth birthday.

The Dillon Herald, August 26, 1915

Alex Lee, a tenant on Mr. John Stackhouse’s place near Campbell Bridge, was drowned late Tuesday afternoon while in bathing at a point near LeGette’s Landing. There were several other bathers in the river but it is claimed that none of them could swim well enough to render the drowning man assistance. Lee was 32 years of age and leaves a wife and three small children

The Dillon Herald, September 2, 1915

                     Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell Bereaved

Mr. and Mrs. W E Caldwell have the sympathy of numerous friends in the death of their two year old, son, Francis, which occurred Monday night. The little fellow had been sick about a week. After a brief funeral service at the home the little body was laid away in Mt Holly Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev A J Canthen.

The Dillon Herald, September 2, 1915 

Mr. Laurin Bethea Dead

Mr. Laurin Bethea, a prominent citizen of Latta died suddenly at his home yesterday morning. Mr. Bethea had been slightly indisposed for several weeks, but his condition was not alarming, and his sudden death was a shock to his many friends and acquaintances throughout the county. Mr. Bethea was about 60 years old and had been in the mercantile business at Latta for a number of years. He was popular with everybody who knew him and his death in mourned by a large circle of friends.

The Dillon Herald, September 2, 1915 

David R. Coker, the well known farmer and merchant of Hartsville was married on the 25th to Miss May Roper, daughter of Assistant Postmaster General Daniel C. Roper. The bride is a native of Marlboro County, having been born near Clio.

The Dillon Herald, September 16, 1915

Wilmington – Marshall Blakely, youngest son of the Rev H B Blakely was drowned while with a fishing party at Cades, about three miles from here on Little River, this afternoon. The young man was about 15 years old and is survived by his mother and father, one brother and one sister. The father is superintendent of the Lethe seminary.

The Dillon Herald, September 23, 1915

Sellers - Marriage of Miss Annie Haselden to Mr. Harris of Manning on Wednesday.

The Dillon Herald, September 23, 1915

Freestate

One of our neighbor girls, Miss Emma Fenegan, who now lives at Clio, was married Wednesday last.

The Dillon Herald, September 23, 1915

Levi Shelly, a citizen of the Mullins section, was killed by lightning on the 13th. Shelly was hauling a load of cotton to the gin and both mules hitched to the wagon were killed.

The Dillon Herald, September 30, 1915

Death of Mrs. Carrie Bethea

Mrs. Carrie Bethea relict of the late Capt D W Bethea died at the home of her step son Mr. David W. Bethea five miles east of Dillon last Wednesday.

Mrs. Bethea had been in declining health for several months but had recently returned from a hospital in Florence where a stay of several weeks had greatly improved her condition She was in her seventy fifth year.

Before her marriage Mrs. Bethea was a Miss Brunson of Darlington, She had a large family connection in the Pee Dee section of SC. The brothers and sisters who survive her are Mess J Crog. Brunson of Florence, and J Boyd Brunson of Mars Bluff, Mrs. C C Hepburn of Florence, Miss Anna Brunson of Lynchburg, Miss Sue Brunson of Darlington and Mrs. Mary Brunson of Sumter.

Mrs. Bethea was a woman of many excellent traits of character and she will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends, both young and old, by whom she was greatly loved and admired.

The interment was made at Little Rock Thursday afternoon, the services being conducted by a Rev Jno McSween, pastor of the Dillon Presbyterian church, of which the deceased was a member.

Those who attended the funeral from Florence were Mr. and Mrs. Jno A Chase, Senator and Mrs. E D Smith, Mrs. J P McNeil and Miss Annie McNeil.

The Dillon Herald, September 30, 1915

A Pioneer Passes

Judge Jno. A. Fore one of Dillon’s earliest settlers and oldest citizens, passed away at his home on Harrison Street Monday morning at 6 o’clock after an illness of several weeks, and was buried at Mt Holly cemetery Tuesday morning, the services being conducted by Rev Jno. McSween, pastor of the Dillon Presbyterian Church.

Judge Fore was born in Marion county on October 27th, 1851 and therefore was nearing his 64th birthday at the time of his death. In 1884 Judge Fore was married to Miss Sarah Gibson of Centenary, Marion county, who with the following children, survives him: S. J. Fore, Roxobel, N. C.; Archie B. Fore, Mrs. G. R. Pettigrew, and Misses Mary and Clarice Fore of Dillon. He is also survived by the following sisters: Mrs. Douglas McIntyre and Miss Maggie Fore of Marion and Mrs. J. M. Gasque of Union County.

Judge Fore was an honorable upright citizen and a man of strong convictions who was always found on the right side of every public question. He served as magistrate at Dillon for 20 years and during the early history of the town when manly problems came up for solution Judge Fore never hesitated to express his opinion freely and openly or to throw the weight of influence on the side of right when the moral or spiritual welfare of the town was involved.

He was a charter member of the Dillon Presbyterian church and had served manly years as a ruling elder.

As a mark of respect to his memory the 9th grade of the Dillon High School, of which Miss Clarice Fore is a member, attended the funeral services in a body.

In his death Dillon loses a staunch, upright and honorable citizen and a good man has gone to his reward.

 

The Dillon Herald, September 30, 1915

Mr. W. C. Bracey Passes Away

After a lingering illness which he bore with great fortitude, Mr. W. C. Bracey died at his residence in Dillon last Thursday night.

Mr. Bracey was one of Dillon’s early settlers, having moved to Dillon in 1894 shortly after the railroad had been completed from Pee Dee to Fayetteville.

Mr. Bracey was born at Alfordsville, NC on July 27, 1859 and followed the mercantile business from early manhood. Shortly after coming to Dillon he established a mercantile business in what is known as "Bracey’s Block" which he followed continuously until a few months ago when his store was destroyed by fire.

He took a leading part in the development of Dillon when the town was in its infancy was prominent in its political affairs and served several terms on the board of aldermen. He was a charter member of the K of P, and Masonic lodges, always took an active interest in the lodges and was treasurer of the endowment fund of the K of P lodge at the time of his death.

In 1890 Mr. Bracey was married to Miss Deborah Perritt of Marion, who,, with three children, Miss Rena Bracey, Carlisle Bracey and Cecil Bracey, survives him.

The interment was made at Mt Holly cemetery Friday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev John McSween. Pastor of the Dillon Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Bracey had been a life-long member.

The Dillon Herald, October 7, 1915

                    Lucile Bethea celebrated 13 birthday.
 

The Dillon Herald, October 7, 1915 

Former Solicitor Newton Dead

Gen H H Newton, prominent attorney and business man of Bennettsville and for several years solicitor of this circuit died at a sanitarium in Charlotte Tuesday. Mr. Newton had been in declining health for several months.

            

The Dillon Herald, October 7, 1915 

               Pee Dee Advocate - On May 4, 1914, Judge Milton McLaurin issued a marriage license to Minnie Tindell and Frank E. Jones of   McColl and they were married by a minister. In June 1915, Minnie entered a suit to have the marriage annulled as Mr. Jones had -                   Judge Spain has declared that Minnie Tindell has the same legal statue as before the alleged marriage to Jones. Marriage is annulled.

The Dillon Herald, October 14, 1915

Mrs. J. D. Coleman Passes Away

Mrs. Mary Coleman, wife of Mr. John D. Coleman of the Kirby section died at a hospital in Florence Wednesday night. Mrs. Coleman had been in declining health for sometime, but her condition was not regarded as critical and her death came as a surprise to her numerous friends and relatives throughout the county.

Mrs. Coleman was a daughter of the late D. B. Allen. She was born near Catfish church and was 40 years of age. She was a step-daughter of Mrs. Mary Allen of Dillon and a half sister of Messrs David and Albert, and Miss Francis Allen of Dillon, Mrs. T R Lide of Marion and Jonnie Allen of Latta.

She is survived by her husband and five daughters, Misses Ruby, Elsie, Nellie, Leila and Isla Coleman. And the following brothers and sisters: Mr. A B Allen and Miss Fannie Allen, of Latta; J. J. Allen, of Allendale, and Misses Minnie and Kittie Allen who resided with her.

Mrs. Coleman was a member of Catfish Baptist church and she was laid to rest in the family plot at Catfish church Friday morning at 11 o’clock the services being conducted by Rev. W. C. Allen of North Augusta Baptist Church.

The Dillon Herald, October 21, 1915

Miss Maude Arnett daughter of Mr. Robert Arnett of Gaddys Mill and Mr. Jesse Vernon Miller son of Mr. Edward W. Miller of Pleasant Hill married Thursday.

The Dillon Herald, October 21, 1915

Colored Barber Dies -Albert Johnson Dies of Pistol Wound Inflicted Two Weeks Ago

Albert Johnson, the colored barber who was shot by Johnnie Johes, also colored, on the night of September 24th died Saturday night. Johnson’s death was the result of the wounds.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting as told at the time, where that Johnson, in company with Jones’ wife and several other men and women, was at a house in the bottom. Jones was jealous of his wife and had warned Johnson to keep away from her. On the night in question Jones entered the house unobserved and began shooting before any member of the party was aware of his presence. Johnson was hit twice, one bullet entering the back and passing through the body and the other entering the lower abdomen and ranging downward where it lodged in the groin. Johnson was thought to be recovering from his wounds but several days ago gangrene set in and Johnson died Saturday night. Jones is still at large.

Johnson was a native of Horry and his body was sent to his home in that county on the 8:15 train Sunday morning.

The Dillon Herald, October 21, 1915

Residence of Mr. R. L Moody in West Dillon was destroyed by fire Thursday night. The fire originated in the roof and the occupants did not awake until the entire upper part of the house was a mass of flames. The house and furniture are almost a total loss, being partly covered by insurance.

The Dillon Herald, October 28, 1915

Oak Grove news

W B Lundy is all smiles from day to day as it is a girl

The Dillon Herald, November 4, 1915

Death of Mrs Monte Blalock

Telegrams were received in Dillon Tuesday morning announcing the death of Mrs. Monte Blalock nee Christian at Wadesboro, NC., Monday night. Mrs. Blalock was a sister of Mrs. J. P. Ewing, formerly of Dillon but now of Fayetteville, and before her marriage was a frequent visitor here. She was greatly admired by a large circle of friends and the announcement of her death will be received with deep sorrow by the many Dillonites by whom she is so affectionately remembered. Mr. Blalock spent several days in Dillon last year as the guest of Mrs. S. C. Henslee and Miss Isla McKenzie.

The Dillon Herald, November 4, 1915

Elsewhere – Mrs. J. A. Nettles left for Wadesboro, NC Tuesday evening in response to a telegram announcing the death of Mrs. Benton Blalock who will be remembered by many Dillonites as Miss Monte Christian, a sister of Mrs. J. P. Ewing.

The Dillon Herald, November 4, 1915

Sellers—(Written for last week.)

An old Negro man, Uncle Robert Burnet, aged 82 years and totally blind, died here last Thursday night, Uncle Burnie and his wife Aunt Nellie lived in one place nearly 38 years. As long as they were able Uncle Burnie worked as a field hand and Aunt Nellie took in washing. Aunt Nellie is now paralyzed and her mind is a total blank; her married daughter Sallie took her home with her. Several white people attended Uncle Burnie’s burial at Red Hill Friday and carried flowers. Among them were Mr Ben Sellers and his children, Mr John Sellers and his daughters, Kathleen and Elizabeth, Mr D M Watson and Miss Nell Sellers. Uncle Burnie was a faithful old servant; peace to his ashes.

The Dillon Herald, November 4, 1915

Mr John Anderson received a message Saturday calling him to the funeral of his mother of Conway. Mr Anderson has the sympathy of a large circle of friends here.

The Dillon Herald, November 11, 1915

Fairmont Messenger

Mr Oscar Page a prominent and popular planter, died at his home two miles south of Marietta Tuesday. The funeral took place today (Thursday) interment being made in the family burying ground. Mr Page was about 55 years of age and had been in poor health for the past two or three years, but his death came as a shock to his relatives and thousands of friends in this section and elsewhere.

The Dillon Herald, November 11, 1915

Death of Mr W. J. Allen

Mr W. J. Allen died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore last Friday morning following an operation for the removal of a cancer from the throat. Mr Allen left Dillon a few days previous to his death in excellent health and as the removal of the cancer was regarded as only a minor operation the news of death ws a great shock to his Dillon friends. The body arrived on the 6:35 train Saturday afternoon and the interment was made at Mt Holly Cemetery Monday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev A. J. Cauthen, pastor of the deceased.

Mr Allen was born two miles east of Latta in 1871 and was in his 44th year. He was a son of Mr Herod Allen who lives near Latta. In 1894 he was married to Miss Alice Ivey, who with four children, Misses Julia, Thelma and Lena Allen and one son W. J. Allen Jr. survive him.

Mr Allen located in Dillon about 15 years ago. His first position was with the Atlantic Coast Line as clerk in the freight depot. Until recently he had charge of the Standard Oil Co’s distributing station at this point. In early manhood he connected himself with the Methodist church and was a member of the Dillon church at the time of his death.

The Dillon Herald, November 11, 1915

Miss Nancy Carmichael

Miss Nancy Carmichael died at the home of her niece, Mrs Duncan Moody, last Friday evening and was buried at Pee Dee Church Sunday morning. Miss Carmichael was about 70 years old. She was a daughter of the late Hatter Carmichael, who died man years ago. Miss Carmichael is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Miss Katie Carmichael, Mrs Lizzie Campbell, Mrs Jennie McEachern, Mrs Caroline Murphy, Mrs D. S. Edwards and Mr J P Carmichael. She was one of the charter members of Pee Dee church and had been a devout Christian throughout her long life.

The Dillon Herald, November 11, 1915

Mrs Susan McKenzie

Mrs Susan McKenzie, relict of the late David McKenzie, died at the home of her son, Mr W L McKenzie Monday afternoon. Mrs McKenzie had been sick for more than a month with pneumonia. She was buried at the family burying ground near Bermuda Tuesday afternoon her pastor, Rev A. J. Cauthen conducting the services. Mrs McKenzie was the mother of 17 children 15 of whom still survive her. They are Mr Jno. McKenzie, Misses Deborah and Mary McKenzie, Mrs B. A. Fore, Mrs J M Gaddy, Mrs Florence McKenzie, Mrs Maggie McKenzie, Mrs M H McDonald, A. E. McKenzie, W L McKenzie, Murray McKenzie, Nell McKenzie and Boyd McKenzie. She was also a sister of Mr Whit Hamilton who lives near town. Mrs McKenzie had been a consistent member of the Methodist church from young girlhood and was a good woman, who has gone to her reward.

The Dillon Herald, November 18, 1915

Miss Vera Harrelson daughter of Mr and Mrs B. A. Harrelson married Tuesday to Mr Louis G. Winstead of Elm City, NC

The Dillon Herald, November 25, 1915

Dillon Mills section

Born to Mr and Mrs G D Graham , a son.

The Dillon Herald, November 25, 1915      

                         Mr G. M. Tolar was wearing a broad smile Monday morning. It’s a girl.

The Dillon Herald, December 2, 1915

Rev W. C. Wallace and Miss Ella Ford married 17th at Rennert, NC

The Dillon Herald, December 2, 1915

Miss Maggie Hamilton married Mr V. B Morgan of Dunn, NC. She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs D. V. Hamilton.

The Dillon Herald, December 2, 1915

Death of Mrs R R Jackson

This community was shocked very mulch last Tuesday to learn of the death of Mrs R R Jackson, who lived near Dillon. She was Miss Frances Weathford, the youngest daughter of the late S B and Mary Weatherford. She leaves a husband and one son, and three adopted children to mourn her death. She was a good Christian for many years and no doubt she will find joy and gladness beyond the Grand. As her voice is silent, one we loved so well, we can only go to meet her across the deep blue sea. A Friend

The Dillon Herald, December 2, 1915

Bermuda – Miss Neva Dell Moody daughter of Mr amd Mrs T T Moody married Mr T. Dan Fore Nov 23

The Dillon Herald, December 2, 1915

Dillon Mills – fire Nov 23 house of Mr B. M . Prince – store Blanton and Causee’s Grocery store, slight damage to Second Baptist Church

The Dillon Herald, December 9, 1915

                    Sellers – Miss Blanche Bond recently married Mr Waters of Rowland. 

The Dillon Herald, December 9, 1915 

Fork – Nov 30 – F. M. Edwards , rural policeman, shot and killed Josh Kelley Negro from Marion

The Dillon Herald, December 9, 1915 

Long article about new Methodist Church of Dillon -Conceived in 1910 – 1912 -Held services there May 1914 -
Burned January 15, 1915. -Work on new church practical completed

The Dillon Herald, December 9, 1915 

Capt W C Barnes of Abbeville Ga in town. Capt Barnes, who married Miss Mary Page, a daughter of the late Capt W G Page is a native of NC having been born near Lumberton. He has been living is GA for the last several years. 

The Dillon Herald, December 9, 1915 

Will Ford, a mulatto Negro about 30 years old from Rowland died in accident between horse and buggy and train - Mr Ford went to sleep and horse got on train track – near Stafford’s Crossing on the A C L line Thursday night.

The Dillon Herald, December 9, 1915 

Dec 2, 1915 married Miss Bessie Elizabeth Miller age 16 daughter of late William H. Miller of Dillon to Mr B Frank Norman of Pages Mill, SC

The Dillon Herald, December 15, 1915 

Sarah Bethea, colored, daughter of Mr Amos Bethea died Saturday night. She was about 25 years of age.

The Dillon Herald, December 15, 1915 

Mr and Mrs L A Manning entertained for Mrs Mannings father Mr J H Hamer Sr who is 80

The Dillon Herald, December 23, 1915

Sad Death at Mallory

Mallory Dec 20 – On last Friday morning the Death Angel invaded he home of Mr and Mrs W E Bain and claimed their beloved daughter Maude. The family had just moved here from the Freestate Section when Miss Maude was stricken with pneumonia and lived but a week. She was just a little over sixteen years old, just blossoming into young womanhood. Her untimely death leaves in the once happy home a tremendous void that time alone can heal.

Ordered His Own Casket -Chas Johnson of Winyah Bay Shoots Himself

Georgetown - Dec 20 – Charles Johnson, keeper of the lights on the western channel of Winyah Bay, committed suicide Saturday night at his home on South Island, using a thirty-two caliber pistol. For some months Johnson had suffered from tuberculosis of the throat, and had reached the point where he was starving because of his inability to swallow. He had made repeated threats to kill himself. Saturday night his wife, after making him as comfortable as she could, retired to her room and slept. Sunday morning early she went to his room and to her horror found her husband dead with a bullet through his head. The dead man still grasped the weapon with which his death had been accomplished. The bullet entered the head just above the right ear and passed entirely through, fracturing the skull, but not passing out. Death must have been instantaneous.

The coroner held an inquest yesterday and a verdict of suicide was rendered. Johnson left a number of notes to persons in this city and elsewhere. To the coroner he addressed a note asserting that an inquest was unnecesssary – that his death was by his own hand and intentional. To the inspector of lighthouses, with headquarters in Charleston, he addressed a communication notifying him of his passing and recommending a man as his successor. To his physician in this city he wrote deploring the law which prevented his getting a sufficiency of cocaine to relieve his suffering. He also wrote a note to a local undertaker ordering a casket. Several week ago Johnson came to the city and purchased a casket. He made a careful selection and went so far as to get in the casket and try it.

The Dillon Herald, December 30, 1915

                    Mrs Amelia Evans Dead

Columbia Record

The funeral services of the late Mrs Amelia Evans who died at 2308 Park street, the home of C K Douglas, Sunday afternoon, were held in Centenary, Marion County, Monday

Mrs Evans was before her marriage to the late W Hamilton Evans, Miss Amelia LeGette of Marion county. Her husband was the son of the late Gen. William Evans. The deceased was 77 years of age.

She had been a resident of Columbia for about seven years lhaving made a number of friends who are grieved to learn of her death.

The Dillon Herald, December 30, 1915

Death of Little Virginia Proctor

Little Virginia Proctor, daughter of Mr and Mrs J T Proctor, of Rt No 1 was born June 4,1913. and died Dec 25, 1915. Little Virginia was taken seriously ill and the family physician was called, and after careful examination, he advised her parents to take her to the Hamlet Hospital for treatment at once, as she was suffering from intestinal obstruction and unless relieved at once she could not live. Her parents took her to Hamlet Thursday Dec 23. She was operated on and died Dec 25. Her remains were taken home and funeral services were conducted by Rev Jno McSween at Reedy Creek Church. Her remains were interred at the Alford cemetery, the family burying ground. A friend

The Dillon Herald, December 30, 1915

Thursday night $200 worth of fireworks caught fire in Alexander Courie’s show window. Plate glass window blown out. Mr Courie’s loss was about $300 which is fully covered by insurance.


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