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NEWSPAPER EXCERPTS
1924

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The Dillon Herald, January 3, 1924

A baby girl about 9 months old was found abandoned on the front porch of R. H. Cain of Little Rock.

The Dillon Herald, January 3. 1924

E. N. Pope of Dunn, NC and his bride of six weeks have come to Dillon to live and are staying at present at the residence of S. G.Rogers.  Mr Pope is in the employ of the Yadkin River Power Company.

The Dillon Herald, January 3, 1924

Herbert L. Carmichael is the proud father of an eight pound boy who arrived last Thursday.

The Dillon Herald, January 3, 1924

A baby girl came to live with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McNairy, Monday morning.  Mother and child are doing well.

The Dillon Herald, January 10, 1924

Sumter Physician, Dr. Archie China, was killed by his wife. The January 17th issue tells of Mrs. China's death due to pneumonia.

The Dillon Herald, January 10, 1924

Mr. H. H. Anderson, wife and daughter  have moved to Dillon from Charlotte.  Mr. Anderson has considerable property in town including the theater.

The Dillon Herald, January 10, 1924

Arch Hamilton was  injured by a circular saw.

The Dillon Herald, January 10, 1924

Irving Sapp was seriously injured in an auto accident yesterday

The Dillon Herald, January 10, 1924

The death of Exie Bryant Hayes - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, January 17, 1924

The death of Theodocia Allen - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, January 17, 1924

S. Mills, alias S. M Mathews was shot to death by policeman, Earl J. Jackson.

The Dillon Herald, January 24. 1924

Announcement of engagement of Tillie Estelle Braddy to Mr. Clifford Smith.  Wedding to take place February 14, 1924.

The Dillon Herald, January 24, 1924

Deaths in the January 24th issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Eunice Pope
John M. Roberts
R. J. C. Ward

The Dillon Herald, January 31, 1924

Death of Delia McIntyre McLellan - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, February 7, 1924

Death of President Woodrow Wilson on Sunday.

The Dillon Herald, February 7, 1924

Deaths in the February 7, 1924 issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Flora M. Bethea
Mrs. Charles Myers

The Dillon Herald, February 7, 1924

The arrest on January 28th of Carl Monroe, alias John McCoy  in Sanford NC for the murder of Jim Buchannan July 12, 1915 by rural policeman John McCracken.

The Dillon Herald, February 7, 1924

Dr. and Mr. W. B. Smith was called to Asheville for the death of Mrs. Smith's brother, W. M Clark.

The Dillon Herald, February 14, 1924

The five year old child of Sam Bethea, colored farmer living near here, died from burns received Friday afternoon.

The Dillon Herald, February 21, 1924

Duncan McDaniel, a white farmer of the Kentyre section was struck and seriously injured at the Main Street Crossing by the A. C. L. Passenger train, No. 89

The Dillon Herald, February 21, 1924

Death of Mrs. Ithamer Hayes  - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, February 28, 1924
The death of Joe Barfield  - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, February 28, 1924

Mullins Enterprise - Wagon kills Jempsy Collins, only 22 years old and leaves a wife and two children, one an infant of eight months and one two and a half years old.

The Dillon Herald, February 28, 1924

Death of Carl Medlin - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, February 28, 1924

Young Negro boy about 20 years old found a few feet from the roadside near Mr. Dan Dillon's place yesterday afternoon.  The body was turned over to to the embalming department of the Palmetto Hardware Co.  Dr. Henslee who performed the autopsy gave it as his opinion that the boy died from natural causes. The presumption is that he was drinking, stumbled into a nearby death and froze to death.  Up to yesterday afternoon the body had not been identified.

The Dillon Herald, February 28, 1924

Ishmael Long, about 12 years old,  received twelve bird shot in face and neck  and John Turbeville was also wounded.  The shooting was attributed to Fred Herring also 12.  Fred Herring stated that Ishmael and John were harassing his goat and his intention was to scare them off but he dropped the gun and it went off.

The Dillon Herald, March 6, 1924

The Dillon Municipal Band, directed by Sgt. Glenn Harr to give concert Friday.  The band consists of local boys and young men as follows:
Cornet:  Worth Cottingham, Francis Adams, Jack Watson, Henry L. Johnson.
Clarinet:  Arnold Whitfield, LeRoy Williams.
Saxophone: William Adams, Johnson, Marion McCallum.
Mellophone: Glenn Stackhouse, Clarence Hamer, Andrew D. Bethea, Marion Cook.
Trombone:  Hoyt  Braswell, Leon Williams, McKiethan and Lott Rogers.
Baritone: William David.
Bass Horn; Joe Adams, Guy Culpepper.
Drums: J. D. Elliott, Dick Elliott, Graham Watson.

The Dillon Herald, March 6, 1924

Mr. and Mrs. Ben B. Sellers had a double celebration on Sunday.  It being the 26th anniversary of their marriage and also the 10th birthday of their youngest daughter, Norma.

The Dillon Herald, March 6, 1924

Willis Lee, a 76 year old white man, whose home was formerly near Marion, died Tuesday night in a room adjoing the shop of a negro tailor named John Bethea on Main street here.  Mr. Lee, it is said has been in feeble condition for years and died after an illness of about five weeks.  He was being cared for by the negro to whom it is said he recently gave a tract of land near Temperance Hill embracing about 30 acres.  A cousins, R. E. Lee, took charge of the body and carried it to the family plot at Temperance Hill where the interment took place.

Other deaths in the March 6, 1924 issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

John C. Bethea
John D. McKinley

The Dillon Herald, March 6, 1924

Mrs. Lenora Rogers, widow of the late William Rogers celebrated her 76th birthday, Saturday, February 23rd..  William Rogers died in October of 1921.

The Dillon Herald, March 6, 1924

All persons are hereby warned not to house of give employment to my son Luther Hyatt, who ran away from home Sunday night, Feb 17th.  He is 15 years old, weighs 130 lbs, light hair, blue eyes.  R. H. Hyatt, Dillon, SC

The Dillon Herald, March 6, 1924

Mr. John Carmichael has installed a gasoline filling station in front of his vulcanizing shop on Railroad Ave. and is remodeling the front of the building so that autos can be driven inside for repair work.

The Dillon Herald, March 5, 1924

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hardy were called to Washington, NC, Sunday as his mother had been stricken with a fatal stroke.

The Dillon Herald, March 13, 1924

Bingham Section:  The Funeral of Mrs. Mary Jane Cox, 79, of Bingham, wife of Jim Cox, was held at the McLeod cemetery Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. McIntyre assisted by Rev. E. E. James and Rev. T. G. Phillips. 
Pallbearers:  J. R. and Z. E. Morrison, John Scott, Lonnie Cox, J. T. Ellen and Dan Smith.
Survivors:  Her husband and three children; Mrs. Edward Smith, Mrs. James G. T. Ellen and Mr. P. J. Cox.

The Dillon Herald, March 13, 1924

Maggie Jackson has filed for letter of administration of the estate and effects of W. M. Jackson, deceased.

The Dillon Herald, March 13, 1924

Deaths in the March 13, 1924 issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Henry George
Ethel Blum
Minnie Moody

The Dillon Herald, March 20, 1924

Deaths in the March 20, 1924 issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

B. A. Anderson
H. C. Bell
Stella Godbolt
Thelma Lambe
Martha McLaurin
Ike, Isaac and Rebecca McNeil (colored triplets)
Eva Wheeler
Jennie Wallace Taylor
John McNair Pate

The Dillon Herald, March 27, 1924

Judge refused petition of father for return of his children.  After the death of his wife, Mr. T. H. Cottingham in 1920, the children were taken in charge by Mr. Cottingham's daughter, Mrs. W. P. Hamilton.  A few months afterward Mr. Cottingham remarried and filed a petition for the return of his children. The Judge ruled that they were being well taken care of and the children stated they wished to stay with their sister and her husband.

The Dillon Herald, March 27, 1924

The death of Mrs. N. J. Rogers - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, April 3

The death of P. Eldon Hamer - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, April 10, 1924

Deaths in the April 10, 1924 issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Lucy Campbell
Flora Margaret Campbell Bethea
Elizabeth Roberts
Lacy Woodward

The Dillon Herald, April 10, 1924    

Mr. John L. Butler celebrated his 74th birthday anniversary Sunday, March 39, at his home near Dillon.  Mr. Butler moved to Dillon County, SC from Robeson County about 20 years ago, having resided a few miles west of Fairmont. 

He is a very active man for his age and enjoys good health.  The guests and relatives began to arrive early and stayed until late, enjoying every minute of the day, most especially the dinner, which consisted of every good thing imaginable to eat.  The weather being so warm, they decided to serve the dinner picnic style on the spacious porch between the kitchen and dinning room and the “big-house.”

Mrs. B. C. Moody, a daughter living near and Mr. Malloy Butler, a son, of Pembroke, Fla., could not attend.  The following children were present; Mesdames Allen Pittman of Fairmont, C. K. Stephens and Aaron Moody and Mr. J. R. Butler, near Dillon.  The visitors from Fairmont were: Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Bullock, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Inman, Mrs. and Mrs. Fred Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Pittman and Mr. Arch Griffin.

The Dillon Herald, April 17, 1924

Dillon School's Honor Roll

Grade 1-A

High Honor Roll:  Jack Buie, Victor Bethea, Hamer Calhoun, Henry Deaver, Earl Hall, Jim Harris, Flora Adams, Mary Ammons, Esther Coats, Mildred Davis, Isabelle Davis.
Honor Roll:  Alfred Bethea, Joseph Blumberg, Lavon Coats, Harold Hayes, Thos. Evans, Flora Margaret Alford, Gwendolyn Bond, Hazel Herring, Christine Herring Jeanette Hamilton.

Grade 1-B

High Honor Roll:  Jewell McLaurin, Peter Moody, Ernest McCormick. F, C. Norris, Thos. Stanton, Lacy Tindall, Mary Muller, Louise McNairy, Harriett Parker.
Honor Roll:  Laurie Frank Smith, Lonnie Martin, Wadus Turbeville, Thomas Wallace, Claribel Syphrett, Annie Braddy Thompson, Ann Lane, Agnes Moody.

Grade 1-A

High Honor Roll:  Helen Brown, Paul Coats
Honor Roll: Cleo Blackwell, Ella Mae Coats, Lester Evans, Fred Herring, Walter Hyatt, Reynolds Jackson, Luther Rising, Katie Sanders, Esther Low Ward.

Grade 2-B

Honor Roll: Evans Bryant, Charlie Byrd, Elvin Carmichael, Colin Carter, Marvin Coats, Daniel Davis, Earnest Jackson, Leroy McCormick, Curtis McDaniel, John C. Moody, Elsie Baxley, Ellen Cottingham, Margaret Darden, Isla Davis, Orila Finnegan, June Harr, Louise Huggins.
High Honor Roll:  Joe Blizzard, Marion Caldwell, James Gamble, Franklin Herring, Harry Moody, James Moody, Carl Perry, Rosina Blumberg, Cora Carter, Gertrude Finnegan, Lula Hamer, Bessie Hargrove, Maree Johnson, Catherine Jordan, Gertrude Laviner, Ora Lovette, Bernice McCracken, Bertha McDaniel, Louise Roberts, Eva Saleeby, Nancy Tatum, Hannie Watson.  

Grade 3-A

Honor Roll:  Vera Coats, Mattie Coats, Eveline Hunt, Brookie Edge, Louise Mishoe, Thomas Gasque, Thomas Hamer, Leroy McKenzie, Vernon Powers, Stacy Powell, Janie Taylor.
High Honor Roll: Daniel Herring, Charlie McKenzie, Theodore Smith.

Grade 3-B

High Honor Roll:  Karl Blankenship, Sue Clark, Louise Harris, Willie Lee Harris, Annie McQueen Knight, Mary Lee Moody, Elizabeth Stoney.
Honor Roll:  Imogene Bethea, William Bond, Marion Byrd, C. L. Carmichael, Ezra Coates, Fernie Coats, Bessie Cook, Macy Deaver, Mary Elizabeth Hamer, James Lane, Eloise Miller, R. L. Moody, Frank Niernsee, Mac Rising, Harry Sapp, Alexander Stanton, Forest Turner, Edward Porter, Blair Watson

Grade 4-A 

Honor Roll:  Virginia Bransford, Zelda Brown, Mack Hatcher, May Delle Jackson, Carrie Lovette. 

Grade 4-B 

High Honor Roll:  Sarah Florence Manning, Aubrey McLean, Alice McNairy, John Hatcher.
Honor Roll:  Eleanor Barlow, Lucinda Bethea, Jessie Blankenship, Irene Carmichael, Ella Coats, Inez Connelly, Louise Ellen, Argent Gibson, Nancy Lane, Marie McKellar, Eleanor Niernsee, Elsie Me Norris, Bessie Phillips, Nellie Robers, Evelyn Rogers, Thelma Wetherington, Wilton Allen, Holmes Bell, Fitzhugh Bethea, Earl Freesland, Edward McCutcheon, LeGrande Moody, Billy Murchison, Saleem Saleeby, Eugene Stanton, Roy Surles, Len Tatum, Schubert Watson, Graham Walters.

Grade 5

High Honor Roll: Helen Oliver, Josephine Saleeby, J. D. Edwards.
Honor Roll:  Mary Hill Alford, Christine Bethea, Nina Enblish, Edward Connelly.

Grade 6-A 

High Honor Roll:  J. C. Lupo, Jr. Wilson Saleeby
Honor Roll: Frances Bailey, Hugh McNeil Bethea, Mamie Bethea, Marion Hamilton, Ruby Hamilton, Hortense Herring, Mary Jackson.

Grade 6-B

High Honor Roll:  Walter Bethea, Sarah Herring
Honor Roll: Lutie Bethea, Maxwell Booth, Flossie  Coats, Mary Cook, Richard Elliott, Louise Finnegan, Mary Alice Hamer, Janie Hamilton, Elizabeth McLaurin, Lois Moody, Carroll Stackhouse, Katherine Tatum, Graham Watson. 

Grade 7

Elizabeth Blizzard, Elisabeth Bransford, Dorothea Hart, Bizzell Johnson

Grade 8-B 

High Honor Roll:  Bessie Bowyer, Mary Davis, Rebecca Filed Henslee, Frances Knight, Lyles McNairy, Edith McDuffie, Jas. Porter
Lower Honor Roll:  Frances Adams, T. W. Bethea, Milwee Britt, Lorine Bryant, Margaret Ellen, Margaret Hargrove, Marion McCallum, Mamie Stackhouse, Maxine Watson.

Grade 8-A

Honor Roll:  Andrew David Bethea, John C. Cottingham, Mary Dunaway, Charles Gasque, Cline Ramsey, Lott Rogers.

Grade 9

Honor Roll:  Elvin Burney, Florrie Jane Bethea, Margaret Carmichael, Vernon Barrickman, Annie May Coats, Beulah Easterling, Sarah Hargrove, Truss Hayes, Maxine Miller, Robert Oliver, Ethel Rowland, Elizabeth Townsend, Miriam Watson.
High Honor Roll: Evelyn Caldwell, Martha Stackhouse

Grade 10

High Honor Roll:  Howard Berry, Margaret Bethea
Honor Roll:  William Everett Flowers, Mary Murchison, Grace Wallace, Glen Stackhouse, Pauline Oliver, Eva Bridgers, Joe Adams.

Grade 11

High Honor Roll: Jennie Gilland Cottingham, Thelma Hamilton.
Honor Roll:  William Adams, Margie Caldwell, Jimmie Carmichael, Harry Fass, Zeldon Hughes, Ida Lupo, Gertrude McColl, Beulah McInnis, Mary McKenzie, Eva Michaux, Richard Peden, Margaret Tatum.

Signed:  W. H. McNairy

The Dillon Herald, May 1, 1924

Andrew Bethea, a well known and respected colored man died suddenly of heart failure about 6:30 Saturday afternoon at Gallavon.  He lived at Gallavon with the late J. C. Cottingham for a number of years and by faithful work and saving accumulated a good deal of money which he invested in property in Dillon.  After living there for ten years he moved back to Gallavon with J. E. Cottingham and there spent the remaining years of his life respected by all who knew him.

Andrew will be missed by everybody in the neighborhood.  He was a blacksmith and carpenter and a more painstaking and faithful worker could not be found.  He was indeed, faithful unto death, having completed his last task about fifteen minutes before the end came.

He was a quiet , law abiding citizen and a man of wide influence among his people.  He is survived by his wife, Lizzie Bethea and an adopted son, Dan.

The Dillon Herald, May 1, 1924

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

Lex Brooks
Pierce Bethea
Catherine Mitchell
Blair Watson

The Dillon Herald, May 1, 1924

The Charles Service Station Company has erected a modern filling station on the Bracey lot across the railroad from Hotel Wheeler.  The new enterprise is under the management of Mr. J. B. Grooms of this city and opened for business last Friday.

The Dillon Herald, May 8, 1924

Death of Laura Stafford - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, May 8, 1924

Miss Martha Flynn, county nurse, has gone to her home in Funkstown, MD to attend the funeral of her mother.  Miss Flynn has made many friends in  the county during her residence here who extend their sympathy to her in her bereavement.  On her return here she will be accompanied by her sister who will live with her.

The Dillon Herald, May 22, 1924

The four year old son of Joe Carter, a resident of the Maple Mill village, was dangerously burned last Monday when he fell into a wash boiler in the year where he was playing.  The child fell backward into the boiler and the skin was burned off a large portion of his back and thighs.  He received medical aid immediately from Dr. L. R. Craig, who is of the opinion that the injury will not prove fatal, though the little boy suffered terrible pain.

The Dillon Herald, May 22, 1924

Dr. J. L. Napier, well-known and highly esteemed citizen of Blenheim died on the 13th.  Dr. Napier was in his 82nd year.  He was one of Marlboro's most distinguished citizens.

The Dillon Herald, May 22, 1924

The little daughter of Mrs. C. G. Harrington died at the home of Mrs. Harrington’s father, Mr. Tom Carter, Tuesday afternoon.  The little girl was about a year and a half old and had been ill for about nine days.  Interment took place at Mt. Elon church yesterday afternoon.

The Dillon Herald, May 29, 1924

Kingstree, May 26:  Jake Wienburg was held by a coroner's jury for the deaths of Mrs. W. R. Koon and her daughter, Mary Koon who were struck by an automobile on the Kingstree-Greeleyville highway last night and fatally injured.  Mr. Weinburg was the driver of the car.

The Dillon Herald, June 5, 1924

Florence woman, kills husband - Wife says dead man was beating her when she shot.  George Siskron, age 30, who was shot by his wife at their home three miles from Florence early this morning, died this afternoon.

The Dillon Herald, June 5, 1924

Deaths in the June 5th issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Isla Hucks
Daniel Henry Ray (in with June 12th issues but top of page is dated June 5)
E. Sternberger
Martha Jane Norman

The Dillon Herald, June 5, 1924

Wallie Arnette, a former Dillon county boy, is here this week with the Melville show, of which he is business manager.  (The Melville Show was a troupe that put on plays in a tent)

The Dillon Herald, June 5 1924

18 diplomas awarded:

Diploma - William J. Adams, Jr., Jimmie Ruth Carmichael, Sarah Dorothy Barlow, Timothy Rogers Campbell, Malcolm Williamson.
Diplomas with Honor - Margie Mae Caldwell, Frances Zeldon Hughes, Mary Victoria McKenzie, Richard Cullen Pender, Jr., Margaret McLaurin Tatum, Ida Lupo and Harry Fass.
Diplomas with High Honor - Jennie Giland Cottingham, Eva Lenard Michaux.
Dillon High School Diplomas - Juliaette Alford, Mattie Gertrude McColl, Beulah McInnis, Ruth McLaurin.

The Dillon Herald,June 5, 1924

Little Sallie, daughter of Mrs. Sudie Jackson, successfully underwent an operation for appendicitis at a Florence Hospital Monday.

The Dillon Herald,June 12, 1924

Deaths in the June 12, 1924 issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Charlie Brigman
William A. Cottingham
Emma Tart Smith
James Russell Smith
Allen McKenzie

The Dillon Herald, June 19, 1924

Frank Norris, former resident of Dillon kills self with gun at Lake View Sunday.  Speculation as to whether it was by accident or suicide.

The Dillon Herald, June 19, 1924

Carol Bethea , the 14 year-old son of Mr. Robert Bethea at Floydale is lying at death's door at John's Hopkins in Maryland as a result of injuries to his spine sustained when he dived from Carmichaels Bridge last Friday afternoon.

The Dillon Herald, June 19, 1924

The death of Margaret Rogers - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, June 19, 1924

Kenneth McCutcheon and Fred Hargrove went fishing yesterday and returned clothed in overalls.  They changed to this attire at the edge of the swamp and left their clothes in the car.  On returning they found that their apparel had taken wings.  Fortunately both are connected with firms in the clothing business.

The Dillon Herald, June 19, 1924

There are now as many automobiles as telephones in the United States. Prohibition enforcement officers find that "wrong number" is no more uncommon among former than the latter.

The Dillon Herald, June 19, 1924

Mr. G. H. Bell was called to Dunn Monday to the bedside of his sister, who is critically ill.

The Dillon Herald, June 26, 1924

Deaths in the June 26th issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Mattie Bell
Mr. F. H. Cain
McCallum McSwain
Austin S. Manning
W. D. McLaurin

The Dillon Herald, July 3, 1924

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

Murphy B. McCormick
Robert Bruce McEachern
Mrs. R. R. Turbeville

The Dillon Herald, July 3, 1924

Reunion of the family of A. J. Campbell at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. H. Hubbard near Little Rock.  Among those attending:
Mr. Campbell's, daughters, Mrs. J. F. Graham and Mrs. Tom Carter of Dillon with their husbands and Mrs. G. W. Campbell and children of Oakland.  The grandchildren with their families were as follows;  Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Proctor, Mr. and Mrs. Hamer Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Carter, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hayes of Fairmont, NC., Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Cotingham, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Blackwell
Miss Mary Jane and Annie Lee Pearce and Mr. Albert McInnis were visitors.

The Dillon Herald, July 10, 1924

Bennettsville, Tom Dupre, Negro accused of the murder of rural policeman, B. H. Hatcher at Brownsville, received a life sentence.  The case will be appealed.

The Dillon Herald, July 17, 1924

Death of William B. Carmichael - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, July 17, 1924

Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. Hampton Manning last Wednesday morning a daughter,  The mother and child are doing well.

The Dillon Herald, July 17, 1924

Pee Dee Advocate:  Three of Bennettsville's most popular young couples sprung a novelty and a surprise when they went to Myrtle Beach Thursday afternoon and were married at Conway Thursday night by Probate Judge Vaught.

Breeden Moore and Frances Townsend.  The bride a daughter of Mrs. Nellie Townsend and the groom the son of Mrs. J. A. W. Moore.
Charles E. Exum, Jr. and Isabelle Midgley.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Midgley. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Exum.
John S. Corry and Pocahontas Edens.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Edens and the groom is a salesman at the Best Hardware Store.

The Dillon Herald, July 17, 1924

Last Thursday night while Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Davis were entertaining some of thiner friends at a bridge party, a young couple from Robeson county came with a request that Dr. Davis, who is judge of probate join them in wedlock.  Cards were laid aside and the Judge performed the ceremony with his guests as witnesses.  Judge Davis remarked he had performed the marriage ceremony five thousand and one times.

The Dillon Herald, July 24, 1924

Deaths in the July 24th issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Marie Hyatt
S. M. Watson

The Dillon Herald, July 31, 1924

James B. Hamer declared not guilty for the death of Charlie Brigman. (see August  7th entry)

The Dillon Herald, July 31, 1924

Miss Doll Moody celebrated her 13th birthday Wednesday of last week.

The Dillon Herald, July 31, 1924

Mr. D. S. Rogers, a prominent planter of the Dothan section, was seriously injured last Saturday in a fall.

The Dillon Herald, August 7, 1924

A good Negro passed away to his reward when Stonewall McNeil died here of typhoid fever last Sunday morning.  His remains were laid away at the Hamilton cemetery near here.  He is survived by his wife.

The Dillon Herald, August 7, 1924

It has been called to the attention of the Herald that an error was made in the story of the acquittal of James B. Hamer in the Rockingham NC court following the killing of Charlie Brigman in an automobile accident.  The Jury found a true bill for a charge of accidental homicide.

The Dillon Herald, August 7, 1924

The 98 year old father of R. G. Saleeby, Mr. George N. Saleeby, arrived last week from the old country to live with his son.  A special permit was granted by President Harding.  He now has twenty-three members of his family in America.

The Dillon Herald, August 7, 1924

Deaths in the August 7th issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Huggins Child
Helen Gibson

The Dillon Herald, August 14, 1924

Master Sam Wiggins died Saturday at the Florence Infirmary and was buried Sunday at Bethesda.  The little fellow was only ill a few days.

The Dillon Herald, August 14, 1924

Death of W. J. Carter - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, August 21, 1924

Death of Gus Womble - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, August 21, 1924

H. M.  Jayroe of Marion, SC was killed in a head on collision with E. C. Sheppard six miles south of Marion on the Gallivant's Ferry Road.

The Dillon Herald, August 28, 1924

News was received here that W. T. Barnard, Atlantic Coast Line Agent at Pee Dee, SC, had shot and killed M. L. Perrett, an operator of that place,  about 7o'clock Tuesday morning.  No motive for the shooting has been given.

The Dillon Herald, August 28, 1924

Deaths in the August 28th issue -  transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Rufus Edwards
Billie Mitchell

The Dillon Herald, August 28, 1924

The family of Charles Reeves (1785-1861) held a reunion.  There were 77 descendants present.

The Dillon Herald, September 4, 1924

Born to Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Loyd an 8lb daughter Tuesday morning.

Born on August 22nd to Mr. and Mrs. James B. Hamer, a daughter, Julia Berry.

The Dillon Herald, September 4, 1924

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

Arch Rogers
J. W. Moore

The Dillon Herald, September 4, 1924

Rock Hill, August 23 - Though alloted three score and ten years, J. H. Dozier of Rock Hill, father of James C. Dozier, winner of World war decorations returned to his home near here today in a horse drawn buggy from Gallivant's Ferry, Horry county with his bride, Miss Eliza Floyd. The marriage was performed the bride's home August 8th.  She is 52 years of age and unusually attractive, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Floyd.  He made the trip to the home of the bride which is more than 100 miles and back in his buggy.

The Dillon Herald, September 4, 1924

Engagement announced for Ethel Bascom of Timmonsville and Campbell Tyler Laney of Cheraw. The bride to be is a frequent visitor here with her mother's aunt, Mrs. J. D. Hargrove

The Dillon Herald, September 11, 1924

         Tracey Powers will plead self defense in the slaying of Earl Harrell.  His brother is held as an accessory.

The Dillon Herald, September 18, 1924

Life Sentence for Tracey Powers, Verdict recommends mercy. 

The Dillon Herald, September 25, 1924

Mortimer N. King and Frank Harrell were given death sentences in the murder of Major Samuel H. McLeary, United States army officer on July 2.

The Dillon Herald, October 9, 1924

Rabid Dog from circus bites 2 children, Sarah Bell and Holmes Bell, children of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Bell.  Two children in the mill village, Ward Turner and Mary Jones were also bitten and given the Pasteur treatment by  Dr. Beachley, county health officer.

The Dillon Herald, October 9, 1924

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

J. B. Edwards
Stonewall Fore
William J. Keller
Lawrence Reaves
Curtis Rogers
Belle Lee Smith

The Dillon Herald, October 16, 1924

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

Rembert Hayes
Racheal Elmira Johnson
Love Infant

The Dillon Herald, October 16, 1924

A cow belonging to Mr. John R. Proctor gave birth to twin calves on October 5th.  One of the calves died shortly after birth.

The Dillon Herald, October 23, 1924

Older people throughout the state will remember the name of the Sellers school as Pine Hill.  Built in 1841, the first patent desks ever brought to Marion county were placed in this school.

The original trustees were Isham Watson, Henry Berry and Maj. James Haselden. Governor Ellerbe’s grandfather.

The school is now called Sellers, it is built of brick, with four classrooms and a large assembly hall.  It is on a three-acre campus facing the sate highway.

Since the memory of the oldest inhabitant the school has run not less than nine months a year.  It has done much for the community in which it is located and has furnished preliminary education to many men and women prominent in the affairs of the county and state, among them the governor for South Carolina and a congressman for this district.

The Dillon Herald, October 23, 1924

Death of A. B. Ammons - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, October 30, 1924

Deaths in the October 30th issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

W. Emerson Edwards
Robert Bruce McEachern   

The Dillon Herald, November 13, 1924

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Fort sympathize with them in the death of their infant son, which occurred Friday, October 31st.  The interment was made in the family cemetery at Fork.

The Dillon Herald, November 20, 1924

Mullins Enterprise:  A bear came out of the woods near Whiteville, NC, and seized the one-year-old baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard Strickland, who was playing on a blanket spread on the lawn.  after carrying the infant by its long clothes for a mile the bear dropped it unharmed in a ditch where the anxious parents found it.  The bear is believed to be an escaped tame animal.

The Dillon Herald, November 20, 1924

Deaths in the November 20th issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Sam  Evans
Dick McQueen

The Dillon Herald, November 20, 1924

Mary J. Allen, who suffered two slight attacks of apoplexy a few months ago, while visiting her daughter near Fairmont, has improved to the extent that she could be brought back to her home at Dillon with her son. D. S. Allen where she is now convalescing.

The Dillon Herald, November 27, 1924

Deaths in the November 27th issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

J. R. Cobb
Luther Davis
Mrs. Heywood Smith

The Dillon Herald, November 27, 1924

Miss Penelope McDuffie, lovable daughter of Marion County, who had distinguished herself in letter and history at several leading educational institutions of the country, dies in New York

The Dillon Herald, December 16, 1924

Deaths of Susan Peterkin - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

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