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NEWSPAPER EXCERPTS
1918

The 1918 issues have many long lists of those who registered for the draft. 
There are also numerous letters from soldiers to their families, published in various issues.
In the December issue there were long lists of those killed in action in all of North and South Carolina.


The Dillon Herald, January 2, 1918

Masons hold public Installation of officers.

Royal Arch Mason Officers: A. J. Evans, J. H. Hamer, F. M. Page, D. H. Fass, F. L. Bethea, H. J. W. Kiser,
T. L. Manning, E. C. Stanton and M. M. Miller

Dillon Council No. 36, Royal and Select Masons: Dr. C. S. Browne, Dr. J. H. Hamer, J. W. Rowland,
D. H. Fass, William Traywick, E. C. Stanton, WM. Brick, M. M. Miller

Mackey Lodge No. 77: Morris Fass, J. L. Bridges, D. H. Fass, E. C. Stanton, J. W. Gaddy, W. V. Jones,
Phillip Hayes, T. T. Cottingham.


Life members of the local Red Cross Chapter

Rebecca Field Henslee, Mrs. I. I. Fass, Eddie Fass, Max Fass, Mrs. Max Fass, B. Bethea, Mrs. A. V. Bethea,

T. L. Manning, Mrs. T. L. Manning, Hampton Manning, Clice Manning, Mrs. D. M. Michaux, L. C. Braddy, Jr.,
Arch Cobb,  J. W. Rowland, E. C. Stanton, F. McC. Curtis, John George, J. D. Manning, Dr. J. R. Rogers,
H. J. Smith, H. A. McCormac, Fl. L. Bethea, Will   Bethea, W. C. More, J. W. Hamer, Mary Murchison,
 
J. M. Rowell, Mrs. Emma Gold, M.  M. Miller, G. D. Stanton, W. D. Traywick, E. S. Beatty, O. F. Moody,
 
F. M. Page, Mrs. F. M. Page, E. P. Smith, E. R. Hamer, C. S. Herring, D. H. Fass, H. E. Dixon, John Hargrove,
Mrs. John Hargrove, Sarah Hargrove, Mr. Albert Parker, Mrs. Albert Parker, W. M. McInnis, J. H. Stackhouse,
 
Morris Fass, J. T. Flowers.

The Dillon Herald, January 10, 1918

Deaths posted in January 10 issue -  transcriptions of the articles available - contact me by email hbmoody@bellsouth.net         

Mrs. W. F. Bowyer
 
J. A. Moore
Peter A. McKellar (announcement of death - full obituary in the January 17th issue)

The Dillon Herald, January 10, 1918

Joe Smith and Leila Church were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Church, by Rev. J. A. Langley

The following marriages were published in the January 10th issue but were found on the microfilm in with the May 1921 issues. The sheets were torn and the top of the pages were missing:

Julian P. Stackhouse and Louise Hayes were married on last Thursday at the residence of the bride's father.  Dr. Watson B. Duncan performed the ceremony.

Emma Janette Fort and Rev. Orville Bruce Johnson were married December 26 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Fort.  The groom is the eldest son of Mr. G. B. Johnson, a prominent lawyer of Honaker Virgina.  He is a graduate of Emory and Henry College and his charge is presently at Benhams, Virginia.

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Stackhouse celebrated their silver wedding on December 29th 1917

The Dillon Herald, January 17, 1918

Deaths posted in the January 17th issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Peter Alexander McKellar
Duncan McLaurin
P. J. Smith
Robert Wise

The Dillon Herald, January 17, 1918

Final notices of the Estate of :  F. B. Elvington

The Dillon Herald, January 17, 1918

Application of Administration for the estate of R. T. Barfield, by M. A. Barfield

Application of Administration for the estate of Aligood Horn by K. P. Horn

The Dillon Herald, January 17, 1918

Notice - Rembert Cox, a minor 13 years of age, whose care and custody are legally in me, left my home and shelter on the 3rd of  January 1918, without just cause.  This is to forbid anyone to give him employment or assistance of any kind under the full penalty  of  the law.  W. B. Bass, Guardian.

The Dillon Herald, January 17, 1918

Alice Rowell died in Bennettsville on the 11th.  Wife of Dan W. Rowell, a seaman of the US Navy.  She leaves a 9 day old  infant.  (article torn)

The Dillon Herald, January 24, 1918

Inez Williams wins Ford automobile in the Herald Auto Contest

The Dillon Herald, January 24, 1918

Application of Administration for the estate of Caroline M. Bethea by D. W. Bethea

Application of Administration for the estate of E. L. Rogers by Leslie Rogers

The Dillon Herald, January 31, 1918

Death of  S. D. Jordan - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, February 7, 1918

Deaths posted in February 7th issue -  transcriptions of the articles available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

George E. McDowell

J. C. Proctor
Earnest Newton
Lunen Burden (AA)
N. J. Q. Harrell
Young" Turner

The Dillon Herald, February 7, 1918

Final notices of the Estate of A. J. Cottingham by J. B. Thompson and J. R. Rogers, Adm.

Final notices of the Estates of Allen Ford by  Kemp Ford, Adm.

Application of Administration for the estate of F. S. Jackson by Annie Jackson

Creditors notice for the estates of J. A. Moore by Emilu Moore, Exec.

Creditors notice for the estates  of John Odom by Eddie Odom

The Dillon Herald, February 14, 1918

Death of G. R. Roberson - transcription of the articles available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, February 14, 1918

Dr. William IIderton, well known physician of Florence was shot in the Florence court house Feb. 8

The Dillon Herald, February 14, 1918

Three killed in auto-train accident in Barnville.  Deceased are Miss Ready, Fred Lee and a negro man named Johnson.  Injured was a Miss Moody.

The Dillon Herald, February 21, 1918

Deaths posted in the February 21st issue -  transcriptions of the articles available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Edmund McQueen
Archie N. Nicholson
John James Rouse, CSA Veteran
Eb. Williams
Viola Flowers

The Dillon Herald, February 21, 1918

M. A. Weaver was injured when he was struck by a Buick Touring Car.

The Dillon Herald, February 21, 1918

G. F. Robertson of Mallory was killed when the auto he was in plunged from a 35 foot bridge to the railroad below.  Injured were his wife and children and her sister. Also injured was Mannie Shapiro.

The Dillon Herald, February 28, 1918

Deaths posted in the February 28th issue -  transcriptions of the articles available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Agnes Harllee Carmichael

Sallie Hayes

Mrs. J. L. Sellers

The Dillon Herald, March 7, 1918

Death of Mrs. Gilbert Hayes - transcriptions of the articles available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, March 7, 1918

Judge Joe Cabell Davis spent Monday in Charleston where he went as a witness before the United States Court to help secure the naturalization papers for Julius Isaac Greenspoon of Little Rock. Citizen Greenspoon was formerly a subject of Russia.  He says he  is now ready to go to fight for "Uncle Sam"

The Dillon Herald, March 7, 1918

Marriage of Belle Britt and W. J. Sizemore Saturday evening at the brides home near Sanford, N.C.  The bride is the eldest daughter of
Mr. L. F. Britt and the groom is a native of North Carolina and in the employ of J. F. Dunlap & Son.

The Dillon Herald, March 14, 1918

The death of John H. David (KIA) - transcription available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, March 14, 1918

A new Cemetery - The organization of a new cemetery association to purchase 15 ares of land a mile out from Dillon on  the New Bridge road to locate the new cemetery on the high bluff on the west side of the road. (later to be named Riverside)

The Dillon Herald, March 21, 1918

Deaths posted in the March 21st issue -  transcriptions of the articles available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Will S. Ellerbe
Mrs. Whitford Church

The Dillon Herald, March 21, 1918

Marriage of Mr. W. J. Carter and Mrs. W. D. Cole.  Married in New York Friday evening.

The Dillon Herald, March 21, 1918

Letter from Ambrose Bullock to parents telling of his experience aboard the ship Tuscania when the ship was torpedoed.  His parents thought he had been killed.

The Dillon Herald, March 28, 1918

Five children of Henry Mayes (colored) die in fire in Marion County.  Recent residents of Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, March 29, 1918

Dr. Wade Stackhouse is erecting the Dillon Storage Co., a milling plant.

The Dillon Herald, April 4, 1918

Deaths posted in the April 4th issue -  transcriptions of the articles available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Carey Elvington

Ernest King
Mary McLeod Smith

The Dillon Herald, April 4, 1918

Lloyd McPhaul and Bessie Ellis were married at the home of Mrs. S. P. Melvin Sunday night.  The bride is a native of the Zion section. 

The Dillon Herald, April 4, 1918

Final notice of the Estate of  J. H. Moody by B. A. Moody, J. A. Campbell and J. D. McIntrye, Exec's.

The Dillon Herald, April 4, 1918

Notice - All persons are hereby forbidden to shelter, harbor or give employment to my sons, Andrew 15 years, and Sherman 13  years, who voluntarily left my home. - Rebecca Cook.

The Dillon Herald, April 11, 1918

Final notices of the Estate of Franklin Rogers by Laurine Davis, Exc.

Application of Administration for the estate of Cary Elvington by C. P. Hayes

Application of Administration for the estate of  Georgia White, minor above the age of 14 years, by J. R. Watson

The Dillon Herald, April 18, 1918

Marriages:


Private R. B. Otis of Camp Sevier and Mattie Haselden were married Saturday in Columbia.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Haselden and has been engaged in teaching at Sandy Run, NC.  The groom is a native of St. Mathews, S. C. and now a member of Company M, 119th Division, now training at Camp Seivier.  Mr. Otis expects soon to be sent over.

Married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Johnson on March 26th by the Rev. Mr. Chandler, Mrs. Bessie Woodward and Mr. M. J. Cannon both of Florence.


V. C. Austin married Hattie Wiggins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Wiggins, April 17 at the home
of Mr. &  Mrs. F.  M. Wiggins in Haymont, Fayetteville, NC.  The groom is from Blacksburg, VA.

The Dillon Herald, April 25, 1918

Heavy rain flooded the town. River Bridges impassable.

The Dillon Herald, April 25, 1918

Frank Richardson  married Bettie McKenzie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen McKenzie in the parsonage of Rev. S. J. Bethea in Little Rock, SC, Sunday.

The Dillon Herald, April 25, 1918

Notice by C. H. Hunycutt forbidding any person to assist his wife Clarkie Ann Hunycutt who left his  home without cause.   

The Dillon Herald, April 25, 1918

W. C. Smith married Treva Jones in Winston Salem, NC last evening.  Mr. Smith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Smith.

The Dillon Herald, April 25, 1918

Final Discharge notice for the estate of Mary E. Campbell by W. H. Campbell.

The Dillon Herald, May 2, 1918

J. V. Malcom wounded in France, a member of the Red Cross.

The Dillon Herald, May 2, 1918

Deaths posted in the May 2nd issue -  transcriptions of the articles available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Louis Bethea Rogers

James R. Watson, CSA Veteran

The Dillon Herald, May 9, 1918

Deaths posted in the May 9th issue -  transcriptions of the articles available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Calvin R. Bethea

A. K. Parham

Mary West Watson
John Brigman
Mrs. R. J. Blackwell

The Dillon Herald, May 30, 1918

Deaths posted in the May 30th issue -  transcriptions of the articles available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Daisy Lupo
Tristram B. Hayes

The Dillon Herald, May 30, 1918

Walter S. Pope married Anna B. Watson, last Sunday, May 26 at the Methodist Parsonage by Dr. Watson D. Duncan

The Dillon Herald, June 13, 1918

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

The Dillon Herald, June 20, 1918

The death of the son of Jessie Lupo - transcription available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, June 20, 1918

William Josey, a negro farmer on route one, shot another negro named Dudley at Brownsville on Saturday night.  The bullet took effect in the brain and death was instantaneous.  Josey made his escape and has not been taken yet.  Dudley was buried Sunday afternoon.  It is said liquor was the cause though details are meagre.

The Dillon Herald, June 20, 1918

State Constable Edwards of Fork, assisted by Mr. McQueen captured a whiskey still in the house of Hamp Booths early Sunday morning.  They got the rum, still and also Booth.

The Dillon Herald, June 27, 1918

Deaths published in the June 27th issue - transcriptions available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

W. K. Fort
Rev. William L. Hayes

The Dillon Herald, June 27, 1918

Marriages:

Lieut. Horace B. Pressley and Miss Siegfried Aamot were married by Dr. Joe Cabel Davis at his residence Sunday night.  Lieut. Pressley is stationed at Camp Jackson and the bride is from Wingate, N. C. 

Robert Anderson and Carrie Hayes were married Tuesday by Judge Davis.  The groom left shortly after the marriage for Camp Jackson.

Houston Manning and Lura Dean Hamer were married on June 20th.  The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hamer of Little Rock. The groom is the son of Senator and Mrs. J. H. Manning of Latta.

The Dillon Herald, July 4, 1918

John Henry Butler and Maude Hamilton were married July 1, 1918 at the Methodist parsonage in Dillon. Dr. Watson B. Duncan performed the ceremony.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. V. Hamilton.  She has been engaged in Home Demonstration work in Beaufort and the groom is a prominent young planter of Beaufort County.

The Dillon Herald, July 11, 1918

The funeral of Mr. William L. Bethea - transcription available by emailing  <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, July 11, 1918

Final discharge notice in the estate of Ethel McEachern, a minor, by her guardian J. A. McEachern

The Dillon Herald, July 25, 1918

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

Stephen R. Moody
Charles Haselden

The Dillon Herald, July 25, 1918

Marriages:

Rev. Arthur C. Sherwood and Edith Allen were married July 22, 1918.  The bride is the daughter of Rev. Joel I. Allen and the groom is from Bennettsville.

Jeter Franklin Moser and Edna Beatrice Rowell, both of Marion, were married July 19th at the Methodist parsonage in Dillon by Dr. Watson. B. Duncan.

The Dillon Herald, July 25, 1918

Mrs. Addie Hodges Smalls, a resident of Brownsville, but well known to many Herald readers, died on Sunday morning at Mullins.  Funeral was held on Monday morning at Bethlehem Cemetery, the burial service being conducted by Rev. J. B. Weldon.

The Dillon Herald, July 25, 1918

Mr. R. B. Braddock is very ill and as the patient is 98 years old there is little hope for complete recovery.

The Dillon Herald, August 8, 1918

Capt. W. T. Shaw Killed - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, August 22, 1918

Master Robert Smith celebrated his seventh birthday with a pater at the Commercial Hotel.

The Dillon Herald, August 22, 1918

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

The Dillon Herald, September 12, 1918

W. G. Miller injured. He is the son of Mr. Bill Miller who lives near Floydale.

The Dillon Herald, September 12, 1918

Dr. Watson B. Duncan and family were called to Manning, SC on Tuesday on account of the death of Mrs. Duncan's mother, Mr. L. E. Huggins.

The Dillon Herald, September 12, 1918

Application for administrator for the estate of W. E. Spivey by J. C. Bethea, CCCP

The Dillon Herald, September 12, 1918

Notice - All persons are hereby under penalty of law to employ or shelter my son, McKinley William, who is under age and ran away from my home.  B. S. Williams, Hamer, SC.

The Dillon Herald, September 12, 1918

Card of thanks for kind attention shown during the recent illness and death of my wife.  Powell Proctor.

The Dillon Herald, September 12, 1918

Showing at Everybody's Theater

William Desmond in "An Honest Man"
Charles Pittman in "Over There"
"To Hell With the Kaiser" - a metro screen classic that shows the final destination of the most famous beast in the world.

The Dillon Herald, September 12, 1918

The death of David Marion Coppedge - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, September 20, 1918

Reported death of Lieut. David Eugene Monroe of Marion, whose name has been shown in the casually lists twice, is mistake.

The Dillon Herald, October 3, 1918

The death of Herbert Spears (KIA) - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, October 3, 1918

Prominent Marlboro County Citizen, Alexander James Matheson died at his home September 26th - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, October 3, 1918

Lillie May Jackson  was found hanging by a chain.  Circumstances point to James Jackson, the father of the girl as her murderer.

The Dillon Herald, October 10, 1918

Mr. Paul Deaton of the Herald force was called to Troy, N. C. yesterday by the death of his sister, who was a victum of influenza.  Mrs. Deaton was called Saturday to the bedside of her brother at camp Jackson who is critically ill with pneumonia.  Her brother was not expected to live through the night.

The Dillon Herald, October 10, 1918

The deaths in the October 10th issue - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Henry Robert Carter
William McNeil (KIA)
Launey B. McQueen (KIA)
Albert E. Rowell

The Dillon Herald, October 17, 1918

Deaths published in the October 17th issue - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

H. G. Johnson, CSA
James A. Saleeby

The Dillon Herald, October 17, 1918

James Mc A. Campbell, son of Mr. George R. Campbell of Hamer was reported among those missing when the American transport was torpedoed in the mid-Atlantic last Tuesday.

The Dillon Herald, October 17, 1918

Creditor's notice for the estate of  J. D. Ammonds by  J. D. Wester, administrator

The Dillon Herald, October 17, 1918

Deaths from influenza:

N. M. Blanton, a well known merchant who operated a store on the mill village, died Tuesday.
Andrew Cook, a farmer who lived near the mill village, died Monday night
Walter Bethea, a young man on the John Ellen place died Monday night
Tom Huggins died Tuesday night at his home near Little Rock
A Mrs. Smith who lived near the Dillon Mill village, died Yesterday morning.  Mrs. Smith was a widow woman and had four small children. She and the children were all afflicted at the same time.
Mr. W. J. Adams' brother who lived in the Adamsville section died.
"Coon" Miller who lived in Dillon several years ago, died at McColl, Monday.  His wife is not expected to live.
Several deaths among the colored people who's names are not obtainable at the time.
The wife of Oliver George, a well known dray man died Tuesday night.

The Dillon Herald, October 17, 1918

Creditor's notice for the estate of Alford Nance by L. M. Oliver, Administrator, Marietta, NC

Creditor's notice for the estate of T. B. Hayes by N. Walker Hayes, executrix

Notice of final discharge for the estate of Sam. P. Carter by L. W. Temple

The Dillon Herald, October 24, 1918

Deaths published in the October 24th issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

W. B. Gaddy
M. J. Jackson
B. Ralph Little, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Page
Dick Stanton
W. W. Hamilton

The Dillon Herald, October 31, 1918

Deaths published in the October 31st issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Zedan Saleeby
Dr. C. M. Mobley

The Dillon Herald, October 31, 1918

George Dixon Easterling and Mable Leigh Evans were married October 24, 1918 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Evans

The Dillon Herald, November 7, 1918

Deaths published in the November 7th  issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Nye Herring
Leroy Williams
Austin Hamilton

The Dillon Herald, November 21, 1918

Creditor's notices published in the November 21st issue:

Estate of  F. M. Page by J. W. Burnes
Estate of  Bettie Page by J. W. Burns
Estate of  W. T. Huggins by S. J. and J. S. Braswell
Estate of  Jno. O. Lane by Jno. O. Lane
Estate of  Nye Herring by W. P. Surles and W. McInnis
Estate of  Andrew Cook by  Charity Cook

The Dillon Herald, November 28, 1918

Willie Herring and Annie P. Tanner were married November 24, 1918. The bride is from Nichols and the groom is from Kemper.

The Dillon Herald, December 5, 1918

Creditor's notices published in the December 5th issue:

Estate of   W. W. Hamilton by Dora Hamilton
Estate of   W. N. Bethea by F. F. Miller
Estate of   D. G. Stanton by E. C. Stanton
Estate of  Austin Hamilton by R. B. Taylor

The Dillon Herald, December 5, 1918

The death of W. J. Pace, CSA Veteran - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@ bellsouth.net>

The death of Neva Dell Moody Fore (more information available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, December 5, 1918

Five year old  son of Rev. and Mrs. John McSween, Jr. of Timmonsville fatally hurt in fall. His father is in France serving as chaplain of one of  the regiments of the Thirtieth Division

The Dillon Herald, December 19, 1918

Deaths published in the December 19th issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@ bellsouth.net>

Brooks McCall Hamer
Martin Luther Stuart
Charlie Taylor

The Dillon Herald, December 26, 1918

From the Horry Herald - Charley H. Floyd was shot and killed by his brother, A. Pittman Floyd in Gallivants Ferry Township last Thursday night.

The Dillon Herald, December 26, 1918

Mrs. Hardy and Bernice Deese were married. (article torn and could not read anymore)


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