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NEWSPAPER EXCERPTS

1925

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The Dillon Herald, January 1, 1925

McColl Dispatch: A horrible accident occurred at the home of Mr. David A. Lee, who lived on Dr. J. C. Moore's plantation when the fourteen-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee was scalded to death when the men were preparing for hog killing and little Blanchard  Lee fell into the barrel of boiling water.

The Dillon Herald, January 1, 1925

December 28, 1924 was a happy occasion.  About fifty members of the Stephens family met for a reunion.  Families present were:
S. W., A. T., J. G. and S. F. Stevens.

The Dillon Herald, January 1, 1925

Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Martin of Hamlet, were accidentally electrocuted at Roberdel, near Hamlet.  The dead are Arthur Martin, 16, Emel Martin. 11, and Willie, 9.  Arthur was firing a rifle at a target when a bullet struck the electric wire causing it to fall to the ground coming in contact with the lad.  His brothers tried to rescue him and they were also electrocuted.

The Dillon Herald, January 1, 1925

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

The Dillon Herald, January 15, 1925

Deaths in the January 15th issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Mary Ellen Berry
Mary Ann Edwards
Ellen McLellan

The Dillon Herald, January 22, 1925

Deaths in the January 22nd issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Wm. A. Bailey
John Bridgers, CSA Veteran

The Dillon Herald, January 22, 1925

Small pox prevalent in the Mill Village with 19 cases being reported.  Dr. R. G. Beachley, county director of public health, states that only about 60% of the inhabitants have been vaccinated. the others refusing the free vaccinations offered by the health department.

The Dillon Herald, January 22, 1925

Dr. L. R. Craig, prominent physical of Dillon, who has spent most of his nineteen years of active practice announces this week that he will move to Bradenton, Florida. (transcribers note:  There were many children delivered by Dr. Craig that were named after him.  One being my late husband, Martin Craig Moody)

The Dillon Herald, February 5, 1925

Henry Wiggins home destroyed by fire,  While a birthday dinner was being prepared for the 86 year old mother of J. Henry Wiggins at his home in the Kentyre section, the fire broke out in the stove room on the house and is a remarkably short time the house and its contents were reduced to ashes.

The Dillon Herald, February 5, 1925

The death of Martha Carmichael - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, February 5, 1925

Born to Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Stanton, a girl.

The Dillon Herald, February 12, 1925

Arthur Johnson, colored, was found dead in a ditch near Lake View Friday.
 

The Dillon Herald, February 12, 1925

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

The Dillon Herald, February 19, 1925

The death of Mrs. A. B. Carmichael  - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, February 25, 1925

David T. Byers narrowly escapes death when struck by the train and carried 250 yards

The Dillon Herald, March 5, 1925

The SC Highway Department is oiling a section of the gravel highway between Dillon and Latta.

The Dillon Herald, March 5, 1925

The death of Arthur Sherman Jackson  - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, March 12, 1925

Word has been received here of the death, at his home in Canada, of Robert M. Lang, 72 year old native of Acton, Canada who was for several years connected with J. W. Dillon and Son here.  Mr. Lang left Dillon about 15 years ago.

The Dillon Herald, March 12, 1925

The death of Louise Gaddy Burns - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, March 19, 1925

Deaths published in the March 19th issue - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Rev. Chas. Betts Fladger
W. C. Puttman

The Dillon Herald, March 19, 1925

Fire destroys the old home owned by John Crawford.  Mr. Allen Edens and his sister Miss. Tillie Edens were occupying the 60 year old house.

The Dillon Herald, March 19, 1925

Joe Barfield is seeking to separate his 14 year old daughter, Minne Lee,  from a marriage to Dudley Hatchell. 

The Dillon Herald, March 26, 1925

Deaths published in the March 26th issue - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Hassie Smith
Florence McCormick Moody

The Dillon Herald, March 26, 1925

The Dillon County Heath Department has eliminated the common drinking cup in the Rural School.  Dr. R. G. Beachley has devised a trough of spouting flow so that each child may drink without their mouths in contact with the pipe.

The Dillon Herald, April 2, 1925

Shooting at Fork May Prove Fatal - Harlee Hayes near death in Mullins Hospital as a result of being shot Saturday by Boyd Lupo.

The Dillon Herald,  April 2, 1925

Walter Barfield instantly killed when clay bank breaks and hurled him against truck, crushing his skull.  The body was prepared for burial at the undertaking parlors of the Palmetto Hardware Company.

The Dillon Herald, April 2, 1925

Deaths published in the April 2nd issue - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Mary C. Sinder
Margaret Simpson Fore (also published in the April 16th issue)
Mrs.. John McLeod

The Dillon Herald, April 9, 1925

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

The Dillon Herald, April 9, 1925

Mrs. Linwood Gamble left early Friday to attend the funeral of her grandfather, Rev. Malcolm Padgett of Edgefield.   Rev. W. C. Allen also attended, he having been the father of Mr. Allen's first wife.

The Dillon Herald, April 16, 1925

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

The Dillon Herald, April 23, 1925

Latta Bankers to face trial - Placed under arrest were W. H. Smith, president and M. M. Sellers, cashier of the Bank of Latta for violating the banking laws.

The Dillon Herald, April 23, 1925

Mr. G. N. Saleeby, father of Mr. R. G. Saleeby, proprietor of the Model Bakers, passed his 100th birthday Monday the 20th.

The Dillon Herald, April 30, 1925

The death of Mary McDonald Hargrove - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, May 7, 1925

Thomas Barfield, 68 year old Dillon County man, jailed in 1917 has been relieved of the balance of his sentence.  He had entered a plea of guilty of manslaughter in the slaying of his nephew while under the influence of whiskey and was sentenced to 20 years.  Governor Thomas G. McLeod has granted him a parole.

The Dillon Herald, May 7, 1925

Deaths published in the May 7th issue - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

W. L. Buck
James Troy Peterkin

The Dillon Herald, May 7, 1925

Sid Rogers and Coon Spivey are parading around Lake View voicing their claims to the Dillon County fishing championship, after catching a six and one half foot long alligator last week. The method of catching, however, was unusual.  Instead of the alligator getting into the net, the net got into the alligator.  The site of the fish in the net tempted the appetite of the 'gator and he swallowed a part of the net and was easily dragged to shore.

The Dillon Herald, May 21, 1925

The engagement of James Carrol Hargove, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hargrove, to Miss Katherine McMahan of Newport, Tennessee was announced in the Newport Plain Talk.

The Dillon Herald,  May 21, 1925

The death of Z. Augustus Ellen - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, May 28, 1925

The romance of Miss Lucille Cottingham, daughter of Mr. Will Cottingham of this city came to a tragic end when Anton Regal, pilot of the News-Review airplane crashes in Marion, killing him.

The Dillon Herald, May 28, 1925

The death of Horace D. Moses- transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, June 4, 1925

W. R. Webster, brother of Robert Webster of the Carolina section, died at his home near Red Springs last Friday.  He was born 86 years ago in Marlboro County and served with the 8th South Carolina infantry in the civil war.

The Dillon Herald, June 4, 1925

The death of Murtie Jackson Lyberger - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, June 11, 1925

Joe Jackson, baseball star and his team, will play in Dillon in July.

The Dillon Herald, June 11, 1925

The announcement of the marriage at Asheboro, NC  of Miss Bessie Hayes and Dr. Wesley Grimes Byerly.  Miss Hayes is the daughter of the late T. B. Hayes of Lake View.  Dr. Byerly is a practicing physician of Cooleemee, NC

The Dillon Herald, June 18. 1925

The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cary T. McKenzie is thought to have successfully overcome the terrible effects of a quantity of lye she ate Tuesday.
 

The Dillon Herald, June 18, 1925

Walter Hubbard of the Little Rock section was painfully wounded Friday afternoon by knife stabs said to have been inflicted by Junior McLean.

The Dillon Herald, June 18, 1925

Mr. and Mrs. A. Nelson Dodd announce the marriage of their daughter Lucile Marie to Jno. J. George, Jr. at the home on the brides parents in Newark, Ohio June 4th.  Mr. George will teach at the University of Oklahoma for the summer term and in September will become assistant professor in his Alma Mater, Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

The Dillon Herald, June 25, 1925

 Judge C. A. Woods of Marion died at the Florence Infirmary this afternoon with some form of sleeping sickness.
 

The Dillon Herald, July 2, 1925

Little Orilla Finnegan celebrated her tenth birthday on the 26th of June.

The Dillon Herald, July 2, 1925

Rev. and Mrs. Hutson attended the funeral of their brother-in-law Mr. Parrotte of near Hartsville last Sunday.

The Dillon Herald, July 2, 1925

Deaths published in the July 2nd issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Janie Utley Bethea Allen
Thomas W. Wallace

The Dillon Herald, July 9, 1925

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

W. M. Funk
Mary McDonald

The Dillon Herald, July 16, 1925

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

Edith Chase Carter
Infant of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Moody

The Dillon Herald, July 23, 1925

Death of A. Y. Wallace - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, August 6, 1925

Deaths in the August 6th issue - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>
Dewey McDowell
O. G. Phillips

The Dillon Herald, August 6, 1925

Will Cottingham was bitten by a poisonous snake, supposedly a water rattler, while fishing in Little Pee Dee River last Friday night.
 

The Dillon Herald, August 20, 1925

Dr. and Mrs. S. W. Reaves and son of Norman, Oklahoma are visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. Reaves of Latta.  Mrs. Reaves is the former Miss Ella Bethea.  They left Dillon county in 1905.

The Dillon Herald, August 20, 1925

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

James Coxe, CSA
Make McRae

The Dillon Herald, August 27, 1925

Bernice Culbreth, Latta High School Ace Pitcher, has been called up to the Giants for a tryout.

The Dillon Herald, September 3, 1925

Parrott Hardy and Miss Pauline Oliver surprised their friends by by their marriage Friday afternoon in Bennettsville. The bride if the daughter of R. M. Oliver of this city and the bridegroom is engaged in the tobacco industry.

The Dillon Herald, September 10, 1925

Engagements announced:

Louise Haynswoth and Brown M. Hamer
Thelma Loise Bethea and Earl Hazel Clapp (planned for September 23, 1925)
Annie Hamer Manning and John W, Higgins

The Dillon Herald, September 17, 1925

The death of Walter Spiller - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, September 17, 1925

Angie Pearl Smoak and Charles W. Culler, Jr. both of Orangeburg were married in Wellesley, Massachusetts.  Miss. Smoak was a frequent visitor to friends in this area.

The Dillon Herald, September 17, 1925

L. B. Haselden is promoting a scheme for raising the wreck of the Confederate gunboat sunk in the last days of the war near Mars Bluff in the Pee Dee River. Mr. Hasleden sates that he has already received pledges of contributions to a fund to raise the boat and anchor it at the Mars Bluff bridge as a historic relic.

The Dillon Herald, September 24, 1925

The death of Emma Carmichael Stephens - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, October 1, 1925

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

F. Rogers
James Dudley Haselden (follow up article in the October 29th issue)

The Dillon Herald, October 1, 1925

The accidental shooting of Alma Strickland.

The Dillon Herald, October 8, 1925

Night prowler entered the home of Memory D. Davis yesterday morning and shot him as he lay sleeping. He is in a Florence hospital in critical condition.  A follow up article regarding his improving condition in the October 15th issue.  In the October 22 nd issue the report of his recovery and return home from the hospital.

The Dillon Herald, October 8, 1925

The engagement of Robert L. Hursey, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hursey, and Miss Orrie Prescott of Canada.  the married will be performed  October 8th in "The Little Church Around the Corner" in New York.

The Dillon Herald, October 15, 1925

Deaths in the October 15th issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

John B. McCracken
Sidney Warren Jackson

The Dillon Herald, October 15, 1925

Grover Moody, Joe Wheeler Moody and Hollis Hare are being held for assaulting and robbing Lennau Fenegan while he was returning from Fairmont where he had been on business.

The Dillon Herald, October 22, 1925

Deaths in the October 22nd issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Monroe Hyatt
Hardy Smith

The Dillon Herald, October 22, 1925

Fire destroys the home of Mrs. Emma Regan. The house was originally built by P. B. Sellers.

The Dillon Herald, October 22, 1925

C. P. Hyatt, of Detroit, Michigan, has been called home on account of the death of his brother, Monroe, who was killed by a passenger train near Fayetteville Saturday afternoon.  Mr. Hyatt is a former member of the Dillon police force.

The Dillon Herald, October 29, 1925

The death of John Russell Fore - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, November 5, 1925

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

Annie S. Alford
John Russell Fore
C. B. Allen
R. G. Saleeby

The Dillon Herald, November 26, 1925

Mr. Jno. R. Watson, for many years treasurer of Dillon county, was called to Valdosta, Georgia for the sudden death of his father.

The Dillon Herald, November 26, 1925

The death of CSA Veteran, T. C. Sherwood - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, December 3, 1925

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

Hector McNeil
Mary Coleman Allen

The Dillon Herald, December 17, 1925

Deaths in the December 17th issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

George G. Watson
Flora Butler Bass
Harriett Bell Gregg
Joe Barfield

The Dillon Herald, December 17, 1925

Mr. and Mrs. Linton Adams Dean of Rome, Georgia announce the engagement of their daughter Lee Ella Dean and Avritte Rufus Temple of Miami, Florida, formerly of Lake View.  The son of Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Temple and a graduate of the SC Military Academy.

The Dillon Herald, December 17, 1925

Prof. A. W. Bethea, one of Dillon's well-known and most substantial colored citizens, died Saturday morning after an illness of several weeks. 

The Dillon Herald, December 17, 1925

Mrs. Della McLaurin of McCall was honored with a celebration of her 70th birthday.

The Dillon Herald, December 31, 1925

Fires reported in the December 31st issue:

Tenant house on the plantation of L. A. Manning.  Loss of $500. with no insurance

The Colonial home of Dr. A. G. Buckner at Red Bluff near Clio.  Loss of $35,000 with no insurance

The residence of Herbert Reaves last Tuesday night. He had a small amount of insurance.

The Maxwell car belonging to W. P. Treakle, traveling salesman. Valued at $600. with a small amount of insurance.

The Dillon Herald, December 31, 1925

The death of Archie Hunt and his daughter in a fire at the H. L. Curtis Store.

The Dillon Herald, December 31, 1925

Policeman Boyd Rogers was killed by two Negroes resisting arrest in Rowland, NC






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