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1921

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The Dillon Herald, January 6, 1921

Young wife poisons husband.  B. Jone, an elderly farmer living on the Galivant's Ferry Road came to his death last night as the result of an over dose of strychnine alleged to have been administered by his young wife Lizzie Jone.  (follow-up article on January 22, 1921 of her confession and reasons)

The Dillon Herald, January 6, 1921

Mullins Enterprise - Bill McQueen, one of the best town darkies of this section having followed in the carpenter trade in Mullins practically all his life was shot and fatally wounded by his twenty-year old son, Jackson McQueen.

The Dillon Herald, January 6, 1921

Carlos George and Lizzie Hayes were married last Thursday, December 31st by Rev. W. C. Foster, pastor of the Latta Baptist Church.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. C. Hayes.

The Dillon Herald, January 6, 1921

Clyde G. Hatch and Lula Reaves were married at the Baptist parsonage last Sunday night by Rev. W. C. Allen. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Reaves.  The groom is a native of North Carolina.  After a trip to Morehead City, NC, they will make their home in Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, January 13, 1921

Deaths published in the January 13th issue - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Berry A. Harrelson
E. R. Hamer

The Dillon Herald, January 20, 1921

Owen W. Jackson and Margaret Melvin were married Sunday morning at the home of the bride.  She is the eldest daughter of Mrs. S. P. Melvin. Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Rod Jackson of Clio, parents of the groom, and Mr. Marvin Jackson of Bennettsville, cousin of the groom.  The sister of the bride, Mrs. Will Melvin, played the wedding march.  Miss Louise Moore was the only attendant.

The Dillon Herald, January 20, 1921

Felix Warley Trescot of Dallas Texas and Claudia Rogers were married Tuesday, January 18, 1921 at the home of Mr. Robert Oliver. Miss Rogers has been a teacher for some time and Mr. Trescot has a position in the railroad with headquarters at Dallas Texas.

The Dillon Herald, January 27, 1921

Mr. Ron Brown and Miss Eva Brown were married January 16, 1921.  The bride is from Kershaw, SC

The Dillon Herald, January 20, 1921

Five South Carolina Family members shot to death.  This is the Bigham story of which much has been written about.  There are several articles in the Dillon Herald  as well as books in the libraries.

The Dillon Herald, January 27, 1921

Application for administration of the estate of Hector Stackhouse by Alice Stackhouse.

The Dillon Herald, February 3. 1921

Pee Dee Advocate - Coke Breeden, the 13 year old son of J. Aubrey Breeden got his right arm shot off, involving Jack Mitchell.   Both had been involved in fatal accidental hunting shooting previously. Several years ago, Jack Mitchell killed little Everton Stanton and Coke Breeden killed little Joe Reynolds.

The Dillon Herald, February 3, 1921

Deaths published in the February 3rd issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

J. Rich Hayes
Mary Wilkes

The Dillon Herald, February 10, 1921

A surprise marriage on January 24th of  Ruth Monroe and Roy Hamilton. Miss Monroe is from Rockfish, NC and is a trained nurse. Mr. Hamilton was with the 31st Division in France and is now connected with the Palmetto Hardware Co.  Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton are making their home at the Blum Apartment House.

The Dillon Herald, February 10, 1921

The office building of Gibson and Muller on the east side of Railroad Avenue is almost complete and the first office in town to be equipped with steam heat.

The Dillon Herald, February 10, 1921

Master's sale of the home place of the late Laurin Bethea, known as the Hettie Bethea place, 100 acres five miles out of Latta on the Buck Swamp road was sold for division for the some of $12, 430.

The Dillon Herald, February 10, 1921

The Clio correspondent of the Pee Dee Advocate reports the marriage of Douglas Stackhouse to Miss Reynolds of Lamar last week.  Mr. Stackhouse is a law student at the University in Columbia and the bride is a member of the Junior class at Chicora College. They will make their home in Columbia.

The Dillon Herald, February 10, 1921

Honor roll Little Rock School - 1st grade - Louise Perry, Prentice Proctor, J. D. Calhoun. 2nd grade - Irene Driggers, Kathleen Hasty. 4th grade - Ruth Huggins, Elizabeth James.  5th grade - Hortense James. 6th grade - Edith Stanton. 7th grade - Ida Vick Hargrove.

The Dillon Herald, February 17, 1921

Death of Flora Ellen Lane Watson - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, February 17, 1921

The marriage of Clarence Harrington and Sallie Carter on February 5, 1921.  The groom is from Mullins and the bride is from Hamer and  taught school in Dillon for 4 years.

The Dillon Herald, February 17, 1921

While walking home the other night, Mr. Pierce Rogers, freight agent at the Coast Line, felt his arm begin to twitch and draw and by the time he reached his home the limb had drawn up until his hand was almost even the the top of his head.  Mr. Rogers left next morning for the Florence Infirmary and upon his arrival there, Dr. McLeod put him under the influence of ether and succeeded in restoring the arm to its normal position by standing upon it.  Mr. Rogers was thrown by a mule when he was quite a young boy and it is thought this his peculiar affliction was the result of this accident of his youthful days.  He had regained the full use of his arm.

The Dillon Herald, February 24, 1921

The death of Sarah Manning Bethea - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, March 10. 1921

John G. McDonald and Irene Mercer were married Wednesday, March 2nd at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John N. Jones, Hamer, SC. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mercer of Lumberton and the groom is a well know cotton mill man, now superintendent of the Dillon Mills at Hamer.

The Dillon Herald, March 10, 1921

Death of James Haseldon Berry - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, March 17, 1921

Death of Harris B. Herndon - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net

The Dillon Herald, March 24, 1921

 Christine Edwards and Shepherd Alva Davis of Andrews, SC were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson. (the date of marriage was not given) The bride is the daughter of  Mr. B. Frank Edwards and a graduate of Winthrop College.  She is now teaching in the county.  They will make their home in Andrews.

The Dillon Herald, March 24, 1921

Dr. James Halford and Annie Frances Crouch were married Tuesday, March 15.  The groom is the pharmacist at Moody's Drug Store and a native of Barnwell County.  The bride is of Johnston, SC.  They will make their home in Dillon with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. David.

The Dillon Herald, March 24, 1921

S. J. Bethea, Jr. and Ellen Murph of the faculty of the Fork High School  were married Sunday afternoon at the home of the groom's father, Rev. S. J. Bethea in Latta.

The Dillon Herald, March 24, 1921

"A few days ago I took a stroll all alone through the Roper Grave yard, fully absorbed in the memory of the dead who sleep in  that hollowed ground.  Well do I  remember on that sad Sunday morning, Christmas day, 1864, when my father bid adieu to this world and went forth to that eternal world, to which we are all hastening.  the mantle of death separates us from our friends but they are not forgotten.
Memory alone keep a pace,
With the flight of years as they go rolling by,
Thought we miss our friends face to face
Yet on memory's table they will never die."

W. H. Stackhouse.

The Dillon Herald, March 31, 1921

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

Emily Alford
Cecil Rogers
Julius Smith

The Dillon Herald, April 7, 1921

New trial granted in the George Rowell, et all against Mr. Eppie D. Berry, wife of the late J. H. Berry.

The Dillon Herald, April 14, 1921

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

Valeria Rankin Sprunt
Vol Horn
Lonnie Proctor (tribute and full report of burial in the April 21st issue)

The Dillon Herald, April 14, 2921

The marriage of Lucille Jackson and Andrew C. Dibble of Orangeburg at the home of Alex Jackson.  The marriage was performed by the groom's brother, Rev. Dibble of Spartanburg assisted by Rev. Murphy of Clio. The couple will make their home in Orangeburg.

The Dillon Herald, April 21, 1921

J. E. Purcell, father of Mrs. D. W. Bethea, died at his home at Red Springs, N. C., last Friday.   Mr. Purcell was in his 79th year.  He was one of Robeson County's most prominent citizens and his death is mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives.

The Dillon Herald, April 28, 1921

Lumberton - Robesonian:  Mr. G. E. Ranche, Sr. is celebrating his 87th birthday today.  He is the father of Mrs. Fred Lane of Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, April 28, 1921

Mrs. Dora Phillips, wife of Mr. W. H. Phillips, died Sunday, April the 24th.  Mrs. Phillips was 38 years of age and had been in bad health for the past year and her death was not unexpected.  Mrs. Phillips leaves her husband and several children to mourn her loss.  The interment was made Monday evening at the cemetery, the services being conducted by Rev. W. C. Allen.

The Dillon Herald, April 28, 1921

Card of thanks in death of his wife, signed by J. A. Dove (no obituary was found)

The Dillon Herald, April 28. 1921

Burial of Private Bassiel Suggs, war hero - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, May 5, 1921

Death of Emma Saleeby Samaha - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, May 12, 1921

Engagement and wedding announcements:

Invitations have been received in Dillon to the marriage of Annie Hall Byers of Rock Hill, SC to Dr. Edwin Plumber Alford that will take place May 18th.  The groom is the son of the late Capt. William Alford of Selkirk.

Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Gravely of Lake City announce the engagement of their daughter, Louise Price, to Mr. Albert Heyward Smith. The wedding will take place in June.  Mr. Smith is a native of Kingstree and hold the position of bookkeeper in Dillon.

The announcement of the engagement of Jane Gibson, sister of Mrs. Clarence L. Moody, to Mr. Henry Covington of Bennettsville, SC. The wedding to take place in June. (write up of the wedding was published in the June 23rd issue)

The Dillon Herald, May 12, 1921

Press R. Mangum of Bennettsville hanged himself with a chain in his barn.

The Dillon Herald, May 12, 1921

The burial of Corporal Lexington Brown. (an article titled "In Memory of Lex B. Brown) written by his parents was published in the May 19th issue.

The Dillon Herald, May 19, 1921

The death of Neil S. Campbell - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, May 26, 1921

The State - The marriage of Eva Oxner of Kinnard and Power W. Bethea of Columbia on Sunday afternoon

The Dillon Herald, May 26, 1921

Mr. and Mrs. W. Ellis Bethea celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary on Tuesday evening

The Dillon Herald, May 26, 1921

The death of Mae Gibson Bain - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, June 2, 1921

Evelyn Davis Berry and Albert Leroy Scott of  Kingstree were married at the home of the bride's mother.   The bride is the oldest daughter of the late  Mr. J. H. Berry. They will make their home in Kingstree and will be at home after June fourth. (Date of marriage was not given.)

The Dillon Herald, June 2, 1921

Little Miss Vera Bennett celebrated her fifth birthday.

The Dillon Herald, June 2, 1921

Final discharge notice of the estate of Celia Ann Jackson by Clarence Bailey, administrator

The Dillon Herald, June 2, 1921

Application for administratorship in the estate of Margaret Barrentine by H. A. Bethea.

The Dillon Herald, June 2, 1921

Card of thanks for the many friends who were so kind and thoughtful during her recent bereavement by Mrs. Naomi Hill of Lake View

The Dillon Herald, June 9, 1921

Mr. Smith Stubbs left Sunday for Chester, SC where he was married yesterday afternoon to Miss Mary Cornwell of that city. They will make their home in Dillon after a honeymoon in Washington and other places of interest.

The Dillon Herald, June 9, 1921

Marriages:

H. Leon LeGette and Gladys Wright of Marlboro County were married last week at the brides' parents, Mr. and Mrs, James Wright near Clio. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. B. LeGette.

Fork - Mary Coleen Bethea and Eugene Harris Marley of Columbia were married Tuesday at the home of the brides mother Mrs. Hattie Lee Bethea.

The Dillon Herald, June 9, 1921

Deaths published in the June 9th issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

George McDowell
Mollie Jackson McKenzie
Henry Parham

The Dillon Herald, June 16, 1921

The death of Mr. W. L. Gregg of Florence  - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>
The death of Mrs. John Morris of Andrews -
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The Dillon Herald, June 23, 1921

Sellers - The marriage of Mattie Price and Harold Allyn Smith at the home of the bride's aunt Mrs. Leslie Rogers of Mullins. The bride has been a teacher int he school here for three years.  Her home is in Rocky Mount.  Mr. Smith came here from Whiteville, NC.  They will  make their home in Sellers

Mrs. Blanche Stanton Shaw and Mr. Geo. J. Bethea of Tatum, SC were married June 14, 1921 at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. James A. Stanton, Sr.  Mr. Bethea is a native of Latta.

Miss Jane Gibson of Dillon and Mr. Henry Covington of Bennettsville were married last Thursday afternoon at the home of the bride's mother Mrs. Elizabeth Gibson.

The Dillon Herald, June 30, 1921

Marriages:

Carolyn Hall and Elbert W. Fort were married June 27th.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Hall.

Kathleen Bailey and William Earnest Campbell were married  June 28th.  The bride was from Dillon and the groom is from Florence.

The Dillon Herald, June 30, 1921

The death of R. C. Webster - - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, June 30, 1921

        Miss Louise Fore, and Mr. Emerson Ard were married on the 22nd of  June.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cram Fore.

The Dillon Herald, July 14, 1921

Mary Tart and R. O. Hinson were married on Wednesday by the Judge of Probate in his office.  The bride is a graduate of Winthrop and the groom is a prosperous farmer of Kershaw.

The Dillon Herald, July 21, 1921

Jim Fulton, colored, disappeared from his home at Latta some days ago. Four days after he disappeared his body was found under a tree on Tracey Fore's plantation.  Investigation disclosed the fact that while he sat under the tree fishing, Lightning struck the tree killing him instantly.

The Dillon Herald, July 21, 1921

Marriages:

Mary Moore Stoneborner and Mr. O. J. Ziegler,  both last year's high school teachers, were married in Edinburg, VA on the 19th.

Mary Berry the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Berry, and Luther B. Rogers were married July 15th at the home of the bride's parents.

The Dillon Herald, July 28, 1921

Nettie Harrelson, the only daughter of Mr. G. R. Harrelson and Lacey Rogers were married July 21st at the home of the bride home.  the marriage was performed by Dr. Watson B. Duncan.  The groom is the efficient and accomodating carrier on Route No. 2.

The Dillon Herald, July 28, 1921

The death of Mary Galloway Wallace - transcription available by emailing hbmoody @bellsouth.net

The Dillon Herald, August 2, 1921

The death of J. A. Hamer - transcription available by emailing hbmoody @bellsouth.net

The Dillon Herald, August 11, 1921

Little Flora Adames, the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Adams, was taken Saturday to the Florence Infirmary where she is being treated for a case of diptheria she developed several days ago.  Her condiion is made more serious by a case of measles she contracted several days before the case of diptheria.  She was carried throuh the country, being accompained by her parents and Dr. Michaux.

The Dillon Herald, August 11

Deaths published in the August 11th issue - transcriptions available by emailing hbmoody @bellsouth.net

Nancy Edwards Owens
A. L. Jones

The Dillon Herald, August 11, 1921

Raymond Stevens and Emma Carmichael were married July 27, 1921 at the Presbyterian chruch

The Dillon Herald, August 18, 1921

We are sorry to note that the child, so seriously sick, of Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Rogers died last night.  This being the second child that they have lost inside a year.  We extend to them our sympathy.

Other  deaths published in the August 18th issue -
transcriptions available by emailing hbmoody @bellsouth.net

James Laurin McInnis
Benj. F. Clayton

The Dillon Herald, August 25. 1921

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

Annie E. McCormac
Louise Lenoir Ballard
Mrs. B. C. Boney

The Dillon Herald, September 1, 1921

Rev. Rufus Ford of Marion, assisted by Rev. W. C. Allen of Dillon, conducted the funeral services at the burial of Rev. J. H. Dew at 10 o'clock at Magnolia Cemetery, Latta, on Saturday the 27th.

The Dillon Herald, September 1, 1921

Mr. Austin Watson and Miss Harriet Mayland of Newark, N. J. who were married recently, after spending a few days with the groom's parents here. left last Monday for Charleston where they will make their home.

The Dillon Herald, September 8, 1921

Jesse Garrell and Burke L. Blankenship were married September 4 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Blankenship.  The groom is formerly of Whiteville, NC. 

The Dillon Herald, September 8, 1921

Deaths published in the September 8th issue - transcriptions available by emailing hbmoody @bellsouth.net

James T. Elkins
H. H. Hayes
Polly Ann Hayes

The Dillon Herald, September 15, 1921

Little Tom Hamer, the grandson of Dr. J. H. David, had his hand so badly mangled in a seed conveyor that it had to be taken off between the shoulder and elbow.

The Dillon Herald, September 15, 1921

Young Horace Biggs, a young merchant who conducts a store near the Dillon Mills, was shot and seriously wounded Saturday night by unknown parties.  He had closed the store and was on his way home and has no idea who did the shooting.

The Dillon Herald, September 15, 1921

Mrs. Eliza Harper, an aged lady, was buried at Bethesda church Sunday, September the 4th.

The Dillon Herald, September 15, 1921

Sam Calahan and Catherine Bethea were married Sunday

The Dillon Herald, September 22, 1921

Paul Oliver and Elizabeth Sellers were married on Wednesday September 14th at the district parsonage, Marion, SC by Rev. D. A. Phillips.  The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Jacqueline Sellers and the groom is the son of Mr. Shepard Oliver of Marietta, NC.

The Dillon Herald, September 22, 1921

Emory Davis was seriously injured when the A.C. L. Palmetto Limited smashed into his automobile.

The Dillon Herald, September 22, 1921

The death of J. M. Tolar - transcription available by emailing hbmoody@bellsouth.net

The Dillon Herald, September 29, 1921

        Wil David and Alice Haynes were married Monday by the Judge of Probate. The bride is formerly of Michigan and a trained nurse at the Florence Infirmary.  The groom is a bookkeeper for J. W. Dillon & Son. They will be at home at the residence of Mrs. Annie Bransford.

The Dillon Herald, October 6, 1921

Deaths published in the October 6th issue - transcription available by emailing hbmoody@bellsouth.net

Sara Jane Jackson Moody
George R. Harrelson

The Dillon Herald, October 13, 1921

Deaths published in the October 13th issue - transcription available by emailing hbmoody@bellsouth.net

W.  McG. Buck
E. O. Bransford

The Dillon Herald, October 13, 1921

Sellers - Thomas Utley and Leila Culbreath were married last Thursday, October 6, 1921.  Mr. Utley is from one of our best families, his mother being a member of the well known and highly respected Page family. The bride graduated from high school here in 1917. She taught for three years at Chapels in Newberry County. They will make their home at Floydale.

The Dillon Herald, October 20, 1921

Campobello - Robert T. Smith and Virginia Stewart were married Wednesday morning at the bride's home. The bride is the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Stewart of Campobello.  Mr. Smith is a prominent your man of Dillon, Being connected with the Dillon Pharmacy.

The Dillon Herald, October 27, 1921

E. Roy Edwards and Sara Bethea were married Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Marietta Georgia Bethea, the bride's mother.

The Dillon Herald, October 27, 1921

The residence on East Main Street occupied by Mr. A. N. Copedge was destroyed by fire.  The fire caught from a lamp which had been burning during the night because of a sick child.  The house was owned by Mr. T. A. Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, November 3, 1921

Lieutenant Yancy LeGette and Sue Allen was married Thursday after noon the 20th at the home of Mr. H. W. Allen, the father of the bride.

The Dillon Herald, November 3, 1921

Rev. W. B. Sherwood and Eunice Allen were married at Catfish church on Wednesday afternoon. 

The Dillon Herald, November 3, 1921

Deaths  - transcriptions available by emailing hbmoody@bellsouth.net

Mrs. Belle Hill Townsend Blake
Henry C. Cottingham

The Dillon Herald, November 10, 1921

Deaths  - transcriptions available by emailing hbmoody@bellsouth.net

Henry Manning
Lucretia Hinson

The Dillon Herald, November 17, 1921

Deaths  - transcriptions available by emailing hbmoody@bellsouth.net

D. O. Anderson
C. E. Peck

The Dillon Herald, November 17, 1921

Mr. Walter Pate died suddenly at Bennettsville about noon yesterday.  Mr. Pate had been a frequent visitor to Dillon and was well-known here.  He was an uncle of Mr. J. M. Rogers and Mrs. J. W. Rowland.

The Dillon Herald, December 3, 1921

R. B. Hering who lives on J. H. McLaurin's place across the Stone Bridge has had the misfortune to lose two chidlren with pneumoia in the last two weeks.  One was aged 2 and 1/2 years and the other other 5.  While one was sick the other one caught fire while playing in the yard, contracted puneuonia and died in a few days. This is a sore affliction and Mr. Herring has the sumpathy of all who have heard of his misfortune.

The Dillon Herald, December 8, 1921

Death of Mr. Enos Watson - transcription available by emailing hbmoody@bellsouth.net

The Dillon Herald, December 8, 1921

George Samaha and Mary Saleeby were married Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Charlie Saleeby.  Rev. W. B. S. Chandler officiated.

The Dillon Herald, December 8, 1921

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hayes observed their 20th wedding anniversary.

The Dillon Herald, December 8, 1921

John Bethea, a young Negro man was shot by Jim Floyd, colored, and died Tuesday at a Lumberton hospital. Floyd used a gun and the shot was fired at close range. Floyd is in jail.

The Dillon Herald, December 15, 1921

Allen Surles is dead.  Two articles concerning his death. 

The Dillon Herald, December 15, 1921

Early morning fire of two cottages in the western suburbs.  One belonging to Rembert Hamilton and the other to Mrs. Julia Bryan.  Mr. W. A. Burney's home was damaged

The Dillon Herald, December 15, 1921

Leander Quick was shot and instantly killed by Columbus Cross Saturday on the street in from of the Bank of Gibson.  Long article in the December 22nd issues.

The Dillon Herald,  December 15, 1921

Paul Kilgo died from injuries in an automobile accident in Newberry on December 12. He had Dillon connections.

The Dillon Herald, December 15, 1921

Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Williams celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.

The Dillon Herald, December 29, 1921

W. D. Bethea was killed in an explosion in Atlanta.  He was a native of Marlboro.


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