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NEWSPAPER EXCERPTS
1923

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The Dillon Herald, January 11, 1923

Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tart died at their home near town Friday the 5th and was buried at Magnolia Cemetery the following day, Rev. H. C. Dunn performing the burial ceremony.

The Dillon Herald, January 25, 1923

Tragedy at Pee Dee Crossing - Jas. A. Smith of Kansas City, MO killed when train strikes auto.

The Dillon Herald, January 25, 1923

Sellers - Historic school house destroyed by fire.  Saturday night January 20th, Mr. D. P. Spell's house and the Methodist Church were both burned. Mr. Spell's house was old historic Pine Hill built in 1841, the oldest school house in Marion and Dillon District.

The Dillon Herald, January 25, 1923

The death of John McSween - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, January 25, 1923

Henry Gilbert, the five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. smith, was bitten on the arm by a mad dog Monday morning.  The little fellow is being given the Pasteur treatment.

The Dillon Herald, February 1, 1923

Mullins Enterprise - Two Men Are Killed - A double killing which took place in the Lake Swamp section of Horry County.  Tom Johnson, age 40 and Leo Martin, age 30, brothers-in-law in an altercation that resulted in the death of both of them.

Other deaths in the February 1, 1923 issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

David Allen
Ella Edens

The Dillon Herald, February 8, 1923

Georgetown Times - The "flu" or rather The Influenza was very prevalent throughout the state during the present winter, and in Georgetown at one time this winter it was almost epidemic, but we heard of no deaths.  The Flu so to speak is no new disease, but prevailed in this country in 1809 as evidenced by an inscription which we find on one of the monument in the cemetery of the old Episcopal Church, Prince Gorge Winyah which inscription we copied off and now present to our readers;

John Cogsdell
Died
16th day of Nov. 1809
of Influenza
at his plantation near Georgetown.

The Dillon Herald, February 15, 1923

Liston Daniels is was accidentally struck by an automobile Saturday night and died Sunday at the Florence Infirmary.

Other deaths in  the February 15th issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Levi Jackson, CSA Veteran
W. P. Surles

The Dillon Herald, March 1, 1923

Deaths in  the March 1st issue - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Mary Ann Bailey
Joseph Bethea
Mary Rogers

The Dillon Herald, March 8, 1923

Palmetto Light & Power Company will transfer the town lines to the power company's lines by April 1st, 1923

The Dillon Herald, March 15, 1923

18 year-old George Conyers was killed by a mortal knife wound in the breast inflicted by his companion and fellow-worker Sandy Smith.

The Dillon Herald, March 22, 1923

Deaths:

Mr. Jess Henagan, who has been ill for several weeks , died Sunday night at the home of his brother, Mr. J.C. Henagan and was buried at the family burying ground, Parnassus church.  The funeral services were conducted by Dr. D. M. McIntyre of Blenheim, SC

Mrs. J. S. Corpening, wife of the Rev. Mr. Corpening, former Baptist minister at Dillon died a few days ago at her home in Lancaster of pneumonia.  She was a native of Ridge Springs.

Mr. J. E. Blizzard, a brother of Mr. W. A. Blizzard of Dillon and H. S. Blizzard pf Greenville, died at his home in Hartsville last week.

The death of R. F. McLendon, CSA Veteran - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, March 29, 1923

Over 2000 gather at the Methodist Church to hear Billy Sunday

The Dillon Herald, March 29, 1923

The death of W. Boyd Evans - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, April 5, 1923

Deaths published in the April 5th edition - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Charles P. Hodges
Adella Ford McDuffie

The Dillon Herald, April 12, 1923

Bennettsville - April 9 - H. V. Jackson, Jr. eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.. H. V. Jackson of this city  is a serious condition tonight from an infection of tetanus.

The Dillon Herald, April 12, 1923

Little Miss Mary Brice, aged 7, honored her mother, Mrs. W. J. Summerlin with a birthday party.  She made all the arrangements, invited the guests, did the decorations all by herself.

The Dillon Herald, April 19, 1923

Police shot and killed J. C. Oxendine during a raid of a still in the swamp near McKay's Bridge last Wednesday.

The Dillon Herald, April 26, 1923

Deaths published in the April 26th edition - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Surles Child - 2 year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Surles
Clarice Fore
Mrs. H. B. Law

The Dillon Herald, May 3, 1923

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

The Dillon Herald, May 10, 1923

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

The Dillon Herald, May 17, 1923

Three relatives of Mr. T. S. Richbourg were killed in the tornado in Texas Sunday.  His first cousin, Joe Richbourg, aged 45 years, and a 14 year old son and 12 year old daughter. Mr. Richbourg's father moved to Texas from Sumter county many years ago and Mr. Richboug was one of six sons who are living in Texas.

The Dillon Herald, May 24, 1923

Ben Lovett, a white tenant on M. S. Britt's place near Little Rock was charged with adultery.

The Dillon Herald, May 24, 1923

Mrs. J. A. Smith was called to Gibson, Monday, due to the death of her father, Mr. D. J.  Wright, aged 58.

The Dillon Herald, May 31, 1923

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

Henry Buck
Moses Mace

The Dillon Herald, June 21, 1923

The death of E. O. Edwards  - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, July 5, 1923

There was quite a sensation in town Saturday when policeman H. G. Hodges knocked the bung out of a keg of whiskey in front of the Mayor's office and let the whiskey run out on the ground  One bystander tried to catch some in his cupped hand but only secured a few drops.

The Dillon Herald, July 12, 1923

The death of Charlie Saleeby  - transcription available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, July 12, 1923

A serious shooting affray occurred at Latta Sunday morning when Tom Rogers was shot by his brother-in-law, Sam Bailey. Rogers is now in the Florence Infirmary suffering from the effects of three serious gun shot wounds.

The Dillon Herald, July 12, 1923

Lightening struck a tobacco barn knocking P. C. Henry and John Morris unconscious for a few minutes .  There were two boys present but they were not harmed

The Dillon Herald, July 19, 1923

Lumberton Robesonian - Hattie Thomas, a Negro woman was murdered at Rowland Saturday night, by her supposed husband, John Thomas.

The Dillon Herald, July 19, 1923

Henry Jayroe, 15 year-old-son of H. M. Jayroe, drowned at Gallivants Ferry at a picnic and family outing, July 4th.

The Dillon Herald, July 19, 1923

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

Elizabeth Blizzard
Dradle McDonald

The Dillon Herald, July 26, 1923

Deaths published in the July 26th edition - transcriptions available by emailing <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Alice Evans Funk
Betty Jane Gibson

The Dillon Herald, August 2, 1923

Death of Mrs. M. J. Cottingham - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, August 9, 1923

Funeral train bearing the body of President Warren G. Harding arrives in Washington, DC

The Dillon Herald, August 9, 1923

Twelve Hundred Farmers Gather at Campbell's Bridge for a barbecue given by the members of the cotton and tobacco corporation association in Dillon county.

The Dillon Herald, August 16, 1923

Death of Adeline D. Jordan - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, August 16, 1923

Death of D. L. Hardy in Greenville NC, brother of P. V. Hardy of Dillon

The Dillon Herald, August 30, 1923

Mr. and Mrs. Sutton Culliver and their three children and Mrs. Marvin Conner were drowned when their car falls through open draw bridge over the Waccamaw River at Conway.

The Dillon Herald, August 30, 1923

Mr. David Sweat, a white man and tenant of  Mr. Pratt Watson's farm here, was found dead in the road near Mace's Cemetery Friday morning.  The coroner was summoned and the verdict was that he came to his death from natural causes.

The Dillon Herald,  September 6, 1923

300,000 lives lost in a series of earth quakes in Japan.

The Dillon Herald, September 6, 1923

  Lumberton - Guy Grantham, Pompey Bartley and Erastus McQueen are charged with the killing of Barney Hunt.

The Dillon Herald, September 6, 1923

Miss Vernon Altman, 16 killed by a stray shot in Andrews, SC

The Dillon Herald, September 6, 1923

Rev. J.A. Langley received a telegram Sunday morning announcing the death of Mrs. E. T. Mason of Bath, SC*(NC).  Mrs. mason is the wife of the former pastor of the Lake View Baptist Church where they left a host of friends.

The Dillon Herald, September 13, 1923

Death of Cecilia Witcover - - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, September 13, 1923

Andrew J. Campbell, age 76  honored at big family reunion- transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, September 13, 1923

Death of Mrs. John Braswell - - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, September 13, 1923

Little Carolyn Bass, age 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Bass, at Sellers, escaped a horrible death on Sunday afternoon when the breakman ridding on the cowcatcher of a fast freight trains, saw the child sitting on the tea iron in front of the train and presence of mind to shove the child off with his foot and saved her with out a scratch or bruise.  The engineer saw the child, but not soon enough to stop the train, but slowed and was going about ten miles an hour when the train passed the spot where she had been.  Those who saw it, stated that the breakman leaned as far off as he could and shoved her clear of danger with his foot.

The Dillon Herald, September 13, 1923

The stork while on a visit to this place on September 1st, left a beautiful girl baby at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Bethea, Jr.

The Dillon Herald, September 20, 1923

The death of Judge C. P. Townsend - - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, October 4, 1923

Marion Commander, aged 30, who was killed in Florence Thursday night when his automobile climbed a pile of gravel in the street 12 feet high an plunged against a pole was known in Dillon.  Mr. Commander was the representative off the Fiasco Tire Co. and made frequent trips to Dillon.  He was in Dillon a few days before he was killed.  William Miller, aged 35, who was in the car with Mr. Commander, died at the Florence hospital the next day.

The Dillon Herald, October 11, 1923

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

The Dillon Herald, October 11, 1923

McLaurin McSweeney, a former employee at the Herald office and at one time publisher of the Latta Observer, has been sentenced to five years in a Tennessee penitentiary for forgery.

The Dillon Herald, October 18, 1923

Rufus Davis, colored, was shot while out hunting on the J. Owens place in the section known as Rabbit Island.

The Dillon Herald, October 18, 1923

Dr. R. G. Beachley, county health officer, reports the discovery of several cases of small pox at the Hamer Mill Villages.

The Dillon Herald, October 18, 1923

Locklear killed by officers  in battle at whiskey still.

The Dillon Herald, October 18, 1923

Deaths published in the October 18th issue - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Mrs. W. E. Cornwell
Charlie Phillips

The Dillon Herald, October 25, 1923

Henry Galloway is killed instantly when westbound trail hits auto at Seaboard crossing

The Dillon Herald, October 25, 1923

Mrs. Joe Cabell Dais received a telegram Monday night bringing the sad news that her brother, Mr. Clifford Brantly, was killed in an automobile accident

The Dillon Herald, October 25, 1923

Death of Hardy Smith, CSA Veteran - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, November 1, 1923

Death of Brooke David - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, November 8, 1923

John McDaniel at death's door from gunshot wound in hunting accident.  His obituary for his death on the same day was published in the November 15th issue. 

The Dillon Herald, November 8, 1923

Mr. L. T. Lewellen passed away at his home in McColl last week.  Mr. Lewellen was a native of Sumter county, having moved of Dillon a number of years ago and stayed here several years. A few years ago he moved to McColl and made it his home.  While in Dillon he held a position with Mr. Charlie Saleeby.  He was 61 years of age, left a wife, several children and grandchildren.  Burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

The Dillon Herald, November 15, 1923

Andrew J Bethea of Columbia, former lieutenant governor of SC and Miss Nell Pressly of Columbia college were married last Wednesday at St. Thomas Church in New York.

The Dillon Herald, November 15, 1923

J. A. Saleeby, cousin of Charlie Saleeby  and Isabel Saleeby , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geog re Saleeby sustains serious injuries in an auto accident near Florence.

The Dillon Herald, December 20, 1923

Kemper Smith, son of former Dillon Chief of Police, was acquitted in an Ohio court for the shooting of  Fred Hatfield in self defense.  Hatfield was a member of the Hatfield family of West Virgina, which became notorious during the famous Hatfield-McKoy feud.

There were several missing issues in November and December of 1923




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