Wilkinson County, Ga
News Articles 1900's
1900

January 1, 1900
Atlanta Constitution
Rev. J. S. Lewis, of Gordon, Ga., was married to Miss Kate McCord, of this place at 12:30 Wednesday afternoon, December 20th, by Rev.S. B. Ledbetter at the residence of Dr. W. C. Bryant, on College avenue. Rev. Lewis is pastor at Gordon, Ga., and a prominent divine of the South Georgia conference. Miss McCord is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McCord, who reside at Indian Spring Street, and is a young lady much admired for her many lovable traits of character. Quite a number of friends witnessed the marriage, and after receiving the congratulations from those assembled, left on the 1:17 train for their future home at Gordon, Ga.

January 14, 1900
The Macon Telegraph
Gordon, Ga., Jan. 13- Professor H. C. Frasuer has a flourishing school here now, the largest for several years. The people are united on the subject and everybody is doing their best to make amends for the past indifference on this important subject. Professor Frasuer was raised here and will no doubt give a great deal of thought and labor to the cause.
   On last Wednesday, at 2 o'clock, Mr. Homer Lindsay and Miss Lizzie Brooks were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, by Rev. W. D. Dewell. Mr. Lindsay is the son of Mr. J. F. Lindsay, and is a young man of sterling worth, full of vim and energy, and Miss Brooks is the daughter of Mr. J. W. Brooks, a wealthy planter and merchant of this county. She is a favorite of all of her acquaintances, and a lady of many charming traits of character. The best wishes of all accompany them.

January 23, 1900
Macon Telegraph
ASA, Twiggs County, Ga. Jan. 23
 -excerpt
 Quite a romantic marriage occurred in the village last sunday evening at the residence of Mr. Shade Crosby. The contracting parties were Mrs. Hattie Johnson and Mr. John W. Lyes (sic Dykes), both of Wilkinson County. They were married by the Rev. G. B. Ward of our village in a most beautiful and impressive manner.

January 28, 1900
Macon Telegraph
Jeffersonville, Ga. Jan. 27
  Messrs. S. E. Jones and D S. Faulkner of this place took in the Butler-Mullis wedding on last Wednesday about ten miles over in Wilkinson county, at the home of Mrs. J. E. Butler. Miss Hattie was one of Wilkinson county's belles, cultured and of high and noble Christian graces. Mr. Mullis (John W.)  is a son of Hon. William Mullis of Cochran. We heartily congratulate him on winning such a bride as Miss Hattie. The ceremony was performed by Rev. R. C. Sanders of Cochran in that usual  graceful and impressive style which is characteristic of Mr. Sanders.

February 15, 1900
Atlanta Constitution
Benj. Fordham, Stephensville, Ga.
Toomsboro, Ga., February 14 (Special) Ben Fordham, an old and highly esteemed citizen, who resided near Stephensville, Ga., died this morning while sitting at the breakfast table. Mr. Fordham was in his eighty-eight year and in good health and well preserved for one of his age. he represented Wilkinson county in the legislature one or two terms and held other offices of honor and trust during his life to the satisfaction of the people.

March 4, 1900
The Macon Telegraph
MR. ADES (AIDES) DEAD. Was a Highly Esteemed Citizen of South Macon.
Daniel Ades (Aides) died at his home on Reid Street, South Macon, yesterday after an illness of several weeks. He leaves a wife and eight children.
  Mr. Ades (Aides) was a Confederate veteran, and the South had no braver of more valiant defender that he. He belonged to Company I of the Fifty-ninth Georgia. He was a man of high character, and was greatly esteemed by all who knew him. Before coming to Macon, he was a prominent planter in Wilkinson county.
   The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The service will be conducted by Rev. T. J. Nease. The interment will be at Cedar Ridge cemetery.

March 8, 1900
The Macon Telegraph
WILL HAVE A NEW JAIL
Prisoner's Burnt a Hole in Wilkinson's Calaboose - Irwinton Notes.
Irwinton, Ga. March 7 - A few days ago six of the prisoners escaped from the jail here by burning a hole in the back end of the jail. So the county commissioners at their regular meeting yesterday decided to build a new jail. The present building has been in an unsafe and unhealthy condition for years, and he people are glad to know that a new jail is to be erected.
  The large saw mill of Budger & Parker is doing a fine business. One party sold them one body of timber for $11,000. There is also a large kaolin mine being worked and several more are in contemplation.
  A good many of the politicans were in town yesterday. Your correspondent did not learn their plans, but it is thought that several announcements in the near future will be the result.
  Mr. John W. Greer, representing The Telegraph is in town today. Mr Greer, like The Telegraph, is a welcome visitor to our town.
  Miss Rosa Lee Murat of Apalachicola, Fla., is visiting Mrs. D. B. Baum. Miss Murat is an accomplished young lady and has many admirers.
  Wilkinson superior court convenes on the first Monday in April. There is a large number of cases to be tried, among which are some sensational criminal cases.

May 11, 1900
The Macon Telegraph
SAD DEATH OF MRS. LAVENDER
Mother of Several Children Passed Away at Her Home in Macon
    The remains of Mrs. Fannie Lavender, wife of Mr. J. M. Lavender, were shipped by Mr. Lamar Clay to Gordon, Ga, yesterday for interment, her sad death having occurred at the residence, corner of Oglethorpe and Ross streets.
    Deceased leaves five children - Messrs. W. H., C. C. and C. D. Lavender, Mrs. O. C. Johnson of Americus and Mrs. J. J. Hall of Gordon.
    All were at the bedside in the last hours except the youngest daughter, Mrs. Johnson who arrived too late.

June 18, 1900
The Macon Telegraph
Irwinton, Ga., June 17. - This morning at 8 o'clock, at the residence of the bride's parents, in this place, Dr. Walter Burkett of Twiggs county was married to Miss Lillie Hatfiled. Dr. Burkett is a promising young physician and his bride is one of our sweetest young ladies. It  was a quiet home wedding and only a few friends were present.

June 26, 1900
The Macon Telegraph
COLLINS' UNTIMELY DEATH.
Thrown From His Buggy and Killed While on His Way to Church
McIntyre, Ga., June 25. - Yesterday while on his way to meeting at Nunn and Wheeler church, about seven miles from this place, Bartley Collins, a highly esteemed young man, just 21 years of age, eldest son of Mr. Dock Collins, met an untimely death.
  He was driving from his father's house to the church in a road cart by himself, when his horse taking fright, near the church, became unmanageable and dashed against a stump, upsetting the cart and throwing young Collins against another stump with such force that his breast bone was crushed in.
  He was taken up by those who witnessed the accident and carried into the church, where he expired in twenty or thirty minutes. He was conscious to within a few minutes of his death and asked his father to send for a doctor, which was done, but it availed nothing, as he was dead when the physician arrived.
  His body was taken to his home and to his mother and sisters. The scene was harrowing beyond expression. His parents have the deepest sympathy of our entire community.

July 17, 1900
Union Recorder
Mount Pleasant Dots .  Mrs. Solomon (Missouri M. Salmon) died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Charles Combes, Saturday, the 7th inst., and was buried at Snow's Hill the following Sunday. We were very sorry to hear of her death.

July 31, 1900
Union Recorder
~excerpt~ Mr. Walter J. Vaughan, of Irwinton, and Miss Anabel Brown, of this city, were united in marriage, last Wednesday morning, at eleven o'clock, at the home of the bride's father, Mr. D. W. Brown.....performed by Rev. A. D. Echols, of Shady Dale....Mr. Vaughan is a rising young attorney, of Irwinton, where he recently went from this city....graduate of the Law Department of the Georgetown University.

August 11 1900
Savannah Tribune
CHARGED WITH PATRICIDE
 Young Boy Accused of Shooting Sister and Poisoning His Father,
  On he afternoon of July 28th last while John I Tindall, who was a highly respected and industrious farmer, living two miles south of Gordon, Ga., with his wife, were visiting neighbors, his daughter Ruby, aged ten years, was shot and instantly killed by her oldest brother, aged seventeen years, with a shotgun, which shooting at the time was supposed to have been accidental, but in the light of subsequent events is now thought by many to have been intentional. The motive for the shooting is supposed to have been revenge for his sister having previously told his father of the brother's misconduct, causing his father to whip him,
  On Friday morning, August 3d, John I Tindall, who had been slightly indisposed for several days, woke up complaining of a headache, and as he had been taking medicine for some time, took a dose for this ailment, and was seized within fifteen or twenty minutes afterwards with violent convulsions, one convulsion succeeding another in rapid succession, ending in death within fifteen minutes from the first seizure.
  The coroner's jury, after a thorough investigation and autopsy by physicians rendered a verdict in effect that Tindall came to his death by strychnine poisoning, the drug have been mixed in the medicine he was taken by his eldest son, James (Gilbert) Tindall, with intent to kill.
  The motive for this deed is supposed to have been furnished by a whipping given the boy by his father a week or two previous to his death.

August 12, 1900
The Atlanta Constitution
EVIDENCE IS STRONG AGAINST HIM. The Letter Is Touching and Has Led Many To Believe in His Innocence.
Savannah, August 11 (Special) A touching story comes from Irwinton, in Wilkinson county, in connection with the  arrest and incarceration of young James Tindall, the sixteen-year-old boy charged with the murder of his sister and father. It is of young Tindall's letter to his sweetheart, in which he emphatically denies his guilt of the offense and implores her to come to aim and give him on word of comfort.
  Since the lad's arrest the sentiment of the community has gradually been turning against him, as the evidence made it appear that he was possessed of a murderous and malicious heart. When he shot and killed his sister the killing was first thought to have been an accident, but later it developed he had been helping himself to peach brandy and the little girl threatened to tell his parents. He is then supposed to have shot and killed her maliciously.
  His claim it was an accident, was accepted as true until a few days after the death of the little girl the father took a dose of medicine an died in convulsions. The father's stomach was analyzed and it was shown to contain poison, the same as that bought by young Tindall for the alleged purpose of killing rats. It was shown, too, at the inquest, that the lad had told his sweetheart, the night before that his father had whipped him for going to see her, and if she would keep quite she would hear of some serious trouble at his home before many days.
  It is said Tindall showed the utmost indifference at his father's death; that he does now appear to care about his confinement in jail and that he speaks of the death of his father and sister as would an utter stranger. The boy is quite intelligent, denies his guilt and asserts he will be cleared before the court.
  The one thing that touches his heart is the little girl he claims as his sweetheart, and in his touching and pathetic letter to her that has attracted so much attention and led some to doubt the boy's guilt, in spite of the strong evidence that has accumulated against him. To her he wrote:
  "My Dear Sweetheart - A few days ago I was a free lad, at home with my loved ones, enjoying the sweet pleasure of your confidence and love, but today I am a prisoner, the inmate of a murderer's cell, charged with the death of my poor little sister and my kind-hearted father. There are no loving hands to tend me in my sorrow; no eyes look upon me save those of the curious and unsympathetic, who stand and gaze upon me as upon some wicked demon. There are no words of comfort or consolation spoken, and I only hear the words of condemnation as I am denounced as a vile and guilty wretch. And in this dark and dreary dungeon, where the sunlight never comes, no music greets me save the grating of the iron bars when the jailer comes to admit some one to look upon my wretchedness.
  "A short while ago, when I was with the, when I had a little sister and a loving father, little did I think that it would soon be thus! Sister dead, father buried and I locked behind the prison bars! O, God, have mercy on an innocent child! Thou knowest that I am guiltless of this horrible crime. How could I have killed my little sister and poisoned my father, who raised me?
   "Oh, my sweetheart, come and give me one word of comfort. Do not desert me now when all others have turned their backs on me, but come, oh come, and bring a ray of sunshine and one spark of hope to this dark and lonesome cell! They tell me that you, too, have forsaken me! But I cannot - will not believe that you will ever forsake the boy who loves you so, and who is being persecuted as I.
  " I may be tried and convicted, I  may hear the awful sentence of death pronounced upon me, and die upon the gallows, but God will know, and I want you to know that an innocent lad paid an unjust debt."
  Then, in that child-like simplicity, he closed with that little prayer, "Now I lay me down to sleep."

September 1, 1900
Macon Telegraph
MRS. BEN RAMMAGE DIED. She Was the Mother of a Number of Children, Who Survive Her,
  Mrs. Lavinia Rammage, wife of Mr. Ben Rammage, died at her residence, 2163 Second street, yesterday. She will be buried this afternoon, the funeral and interment occurring at Jones Chapel.
  Mrs. Rammage had resided in Macon forty years, coming here when she was only 8 years old. She leaves five children, three boys and two girls as follows: Mrs. J. H. Council, of Wilkinson county; Mrs. W. H. Chapman of Whistler,Ala.; Mrs. J. H. Thomas of Rutland District, and Messrs. J. W. and George Rammage. She was the daughter of Mr. John P. Davis.
  The pall-bearers at her funeral will be Messrs. C. R. Avant, Charles Crawley, O. R. Roland, W. Hunnincutt. John du Bord and J. B. Peyton.

September 7, 1900
Augusta Chronicle
GEORGIANS CHAMPION A NEGRO'S CAUSE
Prominent Wilkinson County Citizens Demand Justice Be Done If It Takes Their Last Dollar
Macon, Ga., Sept. 5 - Twenty-one of the representative business and professional men of Wilkinson county came into Macon today to see that a negro, Napoleon Anderson, did not lack friends if the United States commissioner should bind him over on a charge of interfering with United States officers. Anderson had taken a warrant out for larceny against two revenue officers passing through the county, charging them with stealing his sugar cane. The officers gave bond, and then arrested the negro, saying he had sought to interfere with the discharge of their duties. The white men of the county rose up in arms and refused to allow due process of law. The officers gave up the negro and came to Macon, taking warrants for many of the white citizens. These came in today and brought the negro with them, and announced that as the negro had lived an exemplary life in their midst, every dollar in the county would be used to see that he was not imposed on.
     The cases will all be heard next week.

September 26, 1900
Macon Telegraph
KILLED BY FREIGHT TRAIN. Inmate of the State Sanitarium Escapes and Is Killed.
Milledgeville, Ga., Sept. 25. Mr. J. S. Morel of Savannah was killed near Gordon today by freight train No. 36. He escaped from the State Sanitarium Sunday afternoon, where he has been for about a month. He was much improved in health and was permitted to walk the grounds. He went out Sunday after dinner for a walk, and it was not until supper that he was missed. Search was made, but nothing could be learned of his whereabouts, and the first information received by the authorities was a telegram today from Gordon, stating that he had been killed in trying to ride the trucks under a freight car.

October 30, 1900
Union Recorder
A SAD ACCIDENT. Mr. James W. Price was the victim of an accident last Tuesday morning which cost him his life.
  He was caught in a countershaft, which runs the gin of Miss Margaret Crawford, on Big Black creek in Wilkinson county, and beaten and torn to death, before anything could be done to stop the motion of the shaft.
  His father, Mr. I. W. Price, says that he supposes his son attempted to pass under the shaft, which is about three feet from the ground, and the sleeve of his garment was caught by a protruding peg, and he was unable to extricate himself.
  The young man was in his seventeenth year and was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Price, who reside on Miss Margaret Crawford's Black Lake Plantation in Wilkinson county. The parents have the sympathy of all who know them.

December 2, 1900
Macon Telegraph
THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. McArthur Fittingly Celebrate Their Fiftieth Anniversary of Their Wedding
      McIntyre, Ga., Dec. 1 - The beautiful country home of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. McArthur was the scene of gayety and happiness on Wednesday night, the occasion being the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. The house was beautifully decorated in ferns and vines of delicate texture, the color scheme being carried out in yellow chrysanthemums. The dining room was particularly lovely, the walls being  a bank of green and yellow, and the table was exquisite in its artistic arrangement of similax and ferns and was loaded to its utmost capacity with everything the heart could wish or appetite crave, from the mere substantial barbecue to the tempting pastry and most delicate fruits of the tropics.
     An immense pyramid of these fruits was arranged in the centre of the table, bering an arch of fern and similax, from which suspended a card with the dates 1850-1900 embroidered in threads of gold.
     This charming couple and their sons and daughters were the guests of honor on this occasion.
     Mr. John T. McArthur married Miss Minnie Rivers, and they are the parents of eleven children, eight sons and three daughters, their youngest child, Laura died at the age of 16. The others are all living in prosperity. Charles McArthur, unmarried lives with his parents. Joel has five children and one grandchild and farms in Wilkinson county. Mary Robinson has nine children and one grandchild. William D. has eight children and one grandchild and farms in Dooly county. Lizzie Robinson has seven children and two grandchildren. R. S. McArthur is a dentist and farmer of Wilkinson county. James F. has four children, and is a merchant and farmer at Unadilla, Ga. Thomas J. is a physician of Unadilla, Ga. He has three children. Arthur Lee has one child and is a dentist of Cordele, Ga. Lewis R. McArthur is a druggist of Unadilla, Ga. Dr. R. S. McArthur and his charming wife, who was Miss Lucy Stanley, acted as host and hostess on this occasion.
    The grandchildren and great-grandchildren spent the day romping over the spacious grounds and collecting on the broad verandahs with youth, beauty and old age, to enjoy the music so ably furnished by Professor Hodnett and others among the guests. The day was an ideal one and as one left the scene of happiness the heavens were shining golden in the day's declining splendor, and wishing the pleasant family many happy reunions, we thought that Mr. and Mrs. McArthur, after 50 years of wedded bliss, must have heard
Their wedding bells still tinkling,
Filled with the joy that is yet lingering.

December 4, 1900
Union Recorder
BLACK LAKE
  The announcement of the engagement of Miss Margarette Howard Crawford and Mr. Edward Dankey Napier, of Macon, which was made in the Atlanta Daily News Monday was of unusual interest, inasmuch as that the bride-elect not only owns one of the most valuable farms in the state, but, strange to say, manages it entirely herself, not even an overseer being employed.
  This interesting young lady is an attractive brunette and has charming, cordial manners, and when in her company, one immediately recognizes  that subtle power called magnetism
   Miss Crawford when asked if she were not the possessor of the famous "Black Lake" plantation, known possibly to every true lover of sport in the state replied:
   Yes, "Black Lake" belongs to my brother and myself. It has been in the possession of our family for over ninety years. You want me to tell you something about it? Well, since my father's death two years ago, I have had the entire management of it thought during his lifetime I looked after it, after a fashion. My brother, who is several years my senior, is in Mr. Caregie's employ, having been for the last six years superintendent of the Edgar Thompson furnace plant at Braddock, Pa., the largest furnace plant in the world, you know. Immediately after my father's death, my brother gave me full power of attorney, declaring that he was perfectly willing to leave his interests here in the south in my hands.
  "Black Lake" is ten miles from Milledgeville, and contains about 7,000 acres. There are three  miles of frontage on the Oconee river and a pond covering 125 acres. "Black Lake," from which the place takes its name, is about a mile and a half long. It is from 100 to 250 yards wife, and from 80 to 100 feet in depth. The water is very black, and cold, and in places the trees almost lap over it, forming a dense shade. The lake is full of fine fish all the year round, as is also the case with the pond.
   In the former are found trout weighing eight, ten and twelve pounds; bream, red breast perch, and jack. Parties from Milledgeville, Jones county, Macon, Atlanta, in fact from all over Georgia, come and spend weeks at a time hunting and fishing.
   The plantation has a fine body of hardwood timber on it - oak, ash, hickory, birch, cottonwood and sweetgum.
   Black Lake is a great cattle range, and is a fine place for raising hogs and cattle, but we have to keep a pack of hounds on account of the wild cats. They are destructive and catch and eat the lambs and young pigs.
   There are all kinds of game abounding and splendid hunting, opossum, coon, otter and quantities of doves, quails, and wild turkeys. In fact the place is naturally adapted for a game preserve.
   Cotton, corn, sugar cane and small grains of all sorts flourish and the soil is especially adapted to the cultivation of rye.
  Two mills - grist and saw- and a gin house which adjoins the grist mill, are on the pond; the ginnery, too, being run by water power from the pond. There is also a syrup mill on the plantation.

December 18, 1900
Macon Telegraph
A Wedding Near Gordon United Two Popular People.
  Mr. Thomas S. Lewis and Miss Dessie Liles were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents near Gordon yesterday, the father of the groom, Rev. J. S. Lewis, officiating.
  Quiet a number of Macon friends were in attendance. The day was lovely in every particular and the wedding breakfast was magnificent. It was a pleasant occasion for the many people present.



1901

January 21, 1901
Atlanta Constitution
BEALL - referring to query No. 85, Constitution of June 30th, it is much to be regretted that more complete family records have not been kept. I am a grandson of General Frederick Beall. I have been keeping a record of his branch of the family, and for thirty years or longer, have made notes of such information relating to other branches as fell in my way, but have nothing relating to the descendants of Josiah Beall, or of any Beall who married a Miss Cotton. My information is that a sister of Josiah, who was my grandfather's brother, married a Mr. Cotton, but my information may be at fault. I think, however, that the fact is in the knowledge of a sister of mine, and I will at once write to ascertain. I have other correspondents who may be able to give light on the subject of the query. I presume the person desiring information has already traced the line back. If he (or she) has, I would be glad to know whether he has followed it farther than I have been able to do-that is, to Thaddeus Beall, my great grandfather.
From him the line runs thus:
Frederick (my grandfather, late of Campbell county, Ga.)
Thaddeus (late of Chambers county, Ala.)
Jerry (late of Milledgeville)
Elias
Samuel (late of Irwinton, Ga.)
Josiah
Walter
Amelia (Mrs. William Reese, of Putnam county, Ga.)
Lucy (Mrs. Cotton)
Maezah (Mrs. Thomas Dent)
Ama (Mrs. Watty Dent)
Frederick Beall married, Martha Peyton Beall, his cousin, daughter of Daniel and Martha Peyton Beall. My father was General William Beall, of Carroll county. He had a cousin Josiah who lived at Griffin, Ga., in antebellum days, and probably emigrated to Texas. He had also a brother of that name who emigrated to Denton county, Texas. If I can do anything in the way of assisting to obtain the information desired for those in whose behalf the query (No. 85) is published, you may command me. Very respectfully,
JOHN B. BEALL
Birmingham, Ala

February 12, 1901
Union-Recorder
  Mr. Joseph  Youngblood, an old citizen and planter of Wilkinson county, died Sunday the 3rd inst. His remains were buried the following Tuesday. He was well known in this city and county.

February 20, 1901
Atlanta Constitution
J. E. Denard (Dennard), Gordon, Ga.
Gordon, Ga, February 19 (Special) J. E. Denard, a prominent and well-known farmer living two miles southwest of here, died early this morning of Bright's disease. Mr. Denard was a member of the Methodist church and of the Masonic order. The burial will take place at the family cemetery at Ramah, near here, tomorrow. Mr. Denard's family is prominently connected throughout this portion of the state. Mrs. J. W. Saunders, of Unadilla; Mrs. T.H. Bridges, of Hawkinsville; Mrs. J. F. Lindsey and Mrs. L. W. Lee, of this county are his daughters. His sons are Messrs. Cicero and J. L. Denard, both substantial farmers of this county. His aged wife also survives him.

February 26, 1901
Union Recorder
  Mr. I. J. Fountain, of Irwinton died Saturday morning, 17th. He had been in feeble health for over two years. Mr. Fountain was one of the best known men in Wilkinson county. He was sheriff of the county for twelve years. He leaves a wife and two daughters. His younger daughter, Miss Ida, is postmistress at Irwinton, and his other daughter, Mrs. T. H. Bragg, resides in Hawkinsville.

March 3, 1901
Atlanta Constitution
GRIP PREVAILS AT TOOMSBORO
Nearly Every Family Has a Member Now Down
Toomsboro, Ga., March 2 (Special) The grip is prevailing to an alarming extent in this section. Every family has some member stricken. Mrs. James Walters was buried yesterday, being the second of that family to die in the past ten days, her husband preceding her.
(buried Walters Family Cemetery)

March 6, 1901
Atlanta Constitution
I. L. Davis, Toombsboro, Ga
Toombsboro, Ga, March 5 (Special)I. L. Davis, and old and widely known resident of this county, died at his home last night a few miles from this place.

March 20, 1901
Atlanta Constitution
Killed by Falling Tree
Irwinton Bulletin: Mr. Walter Sapp, a good citizen and neighbor living near Pleasant Plains church, was instantly killed by a falling tree last Thursday morning. he left his home early that morning, going to the woods to split some rails. He cut a tree and it lodged in another standing nearby. He then proceeded to cut the second tree, when the first one broke loose and fell, crushing him underneath the earth. He was about seventy-five years of age, a prosperous farmer and good husband.

April 7, 1901
Atlanta Constitution
SMITH.- Wanted  information as to Real name of one Smith whose sobriquet was "Old Ready Money," and also the name of his wife in Wilkerson county in the early '80s'. He was an extensive money lender, hence his nickname. He had a brother named George, who was likewise a money lender. "Old Ready Money" had several children: (1) Allen Smith; mrd, Miss Hightower; (2) John, was twice mrd; last wife's name was Miss Turrin; first wife's name unknown. John Smith, or Colonel John Smith, as he was better known by, was a high Mason and Odd Fellow. (3 ch.) James, mrd; died, this widow mrd. Joel Butler. (4) Ada Smith, mrd. James Hall (of Houston county) (5) Lucy, mrd. Mr. Ashby; widowed, mrd. McWilliams (5) Lincye Laninia, mrd. John Lambton Davidson. Children of J.L.D. and L.L.S.D.: (1) Mary Jeane, mr. Lionle Lee (from S.C.), (2) Agnes, mrd, Chas. Trippe (3) Betty Blanch, mrd., Bryant Roberts (4) Jehu H. D. mrd. Leathea Waters (5) Joseph Franklin D., mrd Mary Williams (6) Benj. Radcliffe D., mrd, Susan Glover (7) James Allen, mrd. his cousin, Margaret Smith (8) Ely Lafayette, mrd. Celia Anne Phillips, daughter of Harriet H__ Phillips and Williams Phillips, from North Carolina (9) John Moses D., mrd. Martha Leverette. Perhaps this list, which is authentic, will assist "M.A. Smith" in Sunday's Constitutiton, March 24th, in article No. 258. All of the above information was contributed by an old relative more than three score years.  Dates of births, marriages and Deaths could not be remembered. This is a great work and every one should send in what little information they can, as it is more than apt to help some one. I anxiously watch and red the Genealogial department and keep that particular page every week. Please correct and insert in your columns.
AGNES AND JOHN S.

May 20 1901
Atlanta Constitution
DR. B. F. STANLEY IS DEAD.
Well Known Physician Dies Near His Home at Dublin
Dublin, Ga, May 19. (Special) Dr. Benjamin F. Stanley, who died Friday night of Bright's disease, at his home in this county, was buried today at the Stanley burial ground, twelve miles from Dublin. Dr. Stanley was sixty-seven years of age and was one of the most prominent men in the county. He attended college at Thedford, Vt., and after graduating took a course in medicine at the Augusta Medical college. During the past fifteen years he has not practiced medicine, but was engaged in farming. He has a large family connection in this county. He leaves a wife and three children - Mrs. Dr. R. S. McCarthy, of Gordon; Mrs. Dr. J. H. Duggan, of Wilkinson county, and Mr. Rollin M. Stanley, of Laurens county. Dr. Stanley was a surgeon in the confederate army. A large number of Dublin people attended his funeral.

May 31, 1901
Union Recorder
  Married, at the home of the bride's parents in Wilkinson county, Wednesday, May 15th, at 6 o'clock, p.m., Miss Bertha M. Jackson and Mr. D. C. Kingry. The ceremony was beautifully and impressively performed by Rev. J S. Lewis of Gordon. The prominence of the couple made it one of the greatest social events of the season.
  The bride's sweet disposition and pleasing manner won, for herself many friends in this and other counties.
  Having been a kind and affectionate teacher for a number of years, she has quite a circle of little friends, who wish for her much happiness.
  The groom is one of Wilkinson's most prosperous young men, and his many friends wish for him and his charming bride a long life of happiness.
 

June 19, 1901
Macon Daily Telegraph
OCKINGTON WILL SHALL STAND. Ordinary Receives a Letter Saying That the relatives Will Make no Fight on the Disposition of the Property
  The will of the late Col. James G. Okington was probated in the ordinary's court yesterday morning, and Dr. N. T. Carswell of Macon was appointed administrator. His sister is the sole beneficiary under the terms of the will. The estate is valued at about $35,000.
  It had been thought the relatives in the North and East would contest the will, but a letter from the relatives who had been investigating the matter was received yesterday stating that no objections would be filed.

July 25, 1901
Atlanta Constitution
News Notes from Macon.
   Mrs. Eliza Bateman, who died in Macon yesterday, was buried today at Ivey, Ga. The deceased was forty-eight years old. She leaves a husband and eleven children.

August 3, 1901
Atlanta Constitution
TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE THERE
Tent Meeting Near Toombsboro, Ga. Lasts Ten Days.
Toombsboro, Ga., August 2. (Special) The Rev. G. W. Matthews and wife, of Americus, Ga., and P. H. Crumpler, of Irwinton, Ga., closed this afternoon at Poplar Head academy, four miles from this place, an interesting tent meeting of ten days' duration. Ten thousand people were in attendance.

September 24, 1901
Union Recorder
  Rev. Wyly Rodgers died at his home in Wilkinson county on the 16th instant. He was 85 years of age, and was one of the best beloved and most respected citizens of this county. He was a minister of the Primitive Baptist Association for more than a half century.

October 1, 1901
Atlanta Constitution
In The District Court of The United States For The Western Division Of The Southern District of Georgia,
  In the Matter of Oconee Milling Company, Bankrupt. - In Bankruptcy.
  Under and by virtue of an order passed by Honorable Emory Speer, judge of said court in the above stated case, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at public outcry, before the courthouse door in Wilkinson county, Georgia, on the first Tuesday in May, 1901, the following property, to-wit:
  All the timber, whether standing or fallen, except the hickory timber less than eight inches in diameter across the stump, and except all other classes of timber less that fourteen inches across the stump, on the premises hereinafter fully described, to-wit; All that tract or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the county of Wilkinson, state of Georgia, and known as the Black Lake plantation, formerly owned by the late Dr. George G. Crawford, as trustee and guardian for Miss Margarette H. Crawford and George C. Crawford, consisting of the following whole lots of land in the 4th land district of Wilkinson county, Georgia, to-wit: Lots 299, 298, 297, 296, 300, 280, 301, 302, 303, 305, 314, 318, 312; and fractional lots 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23 and 22, and one hundred and fifty acres of lot No. 316 and lot No. 279 in the 5th land district of Wilkinson county, Georgia. The purchaser likewise to have the right to cut down the small timber on said lands for the purpose of make roads over said land for the purpose of hauling and moving the timber; and said timber to be moved with eleven years from the 11th day of Octoter, 1899. The property hereby conveyed being the same property conveyed by Miss Margarette H. Crawford and George C. Crawford to George J. Bridgers, on the 11th day of October, 1899. The same to be sold freed from all liens and encumbrances thereon, and subject to confirmation by the court.
  This March 29, 1901.
E. A. ROSS, Trustee of the Estate of Oconee Milling Co., Bankrupt.

October 15, 1901
Union Recorder
  Mr. J. Anderson McMullen died in Macon last Monday night at the home of Mr. T. A. Miller. The news of his death reached this city early Tuesday morning, by a telephone message, and was conveyed to his family at Scottsboro, to whom it was quite a shock and surprise.
  Mr. McMullen went to Macon several days before his death, to engage in the contractor's and carpenter's trade, and was stopping at the home of his friend Mr. Miller. He retired in his usual health Monday night, and died during the night. Mr. Charles Miller, who occupied the bed with him, knew nothing of his death, until he arose for breakfast Tuesday morning.
  Mr. McMullen's remains were brought to his home in Scottsboro Tuesday night, by members of his family, who went to Macon as soon as they learned of the sad occurrence. His funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, and he was buried at Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
  For the past three or four years he has been engaged in the mercantile business, at Scottsboro, which he sold to his son. He is well-known in this city and county, and has many friends to regret his death.
  Mr. McMullen was born in Echols county, Oct. 21st, 1858, and was in his forty-third year. He came to Wilkinson county, when three years of age and has spent his life in that and Baldwin county. In 1877 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Jane Golden, who with four children survive him.

October 25, 1901
Daily Times-Enterprise
   Mrs. Minerva Shepherd was called away last week to see her brother, Mr. Joe Nesbitt who, we are informed suddenly died from heart trouble. His relatives have our sympathy.

November 1, 1901
Atlanta Constitution
SHE SCREAMED AND HER ASSAILANT RAN
Negro attempts to Assault Wife of a Legislator
SHE FOUGHT DESPERATELY
The Fellow Ran and Posses, with Hounds, Are on Track of Him. Men of Three Counties Searching Woods for the Negro
Dublin, Ga. October 31 (Special) Yesterday afternoon about 1 o'clock the wife of George Daughtry, a member of the legislature from Wilkinson county, was attacked by a young negro, named Theo Boothe, and two desperate attempts were made to assault her.
   The attempted assault was made at Mr. Daughtry's home at Allentown, in Wilkinson county, 20 miles north of Dublin, on the Macon, Dublin and Savannah railroad. Mr. Daughtry was in Atlanta attending the session of the legislature.
   Mrs. Daughtry, shortly after dinner, went out to the barn to look for some eggs. The negro was concealed in the barn and sprang at the woman as soon as she entered the door. Mrs. Daughtry fought him off and started to run. The negro caught her and she screamed. The negro evidently became frightened and decided that he had better get away as soon as possible.
  In the short time that it requires for such occurrences to become know the neighbors were soon aware of the outrage and hundreds of people were in arms. Crowds of determined men were sent in every direction and this morning every part of Wilkinson, Twiggs, and Pulaski counties is being searched, it being thought that Boothe is in one of those three counties. Bloodhounds were secured and it is thought the scoundrel will be caught.
  Boothe is about 25 years of age, dark ginger-cake colored, 5 feet, 8 inches high and weighs about 150 pounds. He is lame in his left foot and the big toe on the same foot is deformed on account of having been burned.

November 2, 1901
Augusta Chronicle
Lynching in Georgia
Theo. Boothe Falls Into The Hands Of An Infuriated Mob
Jeffersonville, Ga. Nov.1st - Theo Boothe, the Negro who attempted to assault Mrs. Daughtry, wife of Representative Daughtry, was found hanging to a telegraph pole near Allentown this morning. He was last seen and surrounded in a swamp last night and a conductor of Macon, Dublin, and Savannah road was telephoned to bring dogs from Dublin, and permission was given by Superintendent Wright, the dogs were brought, the negro captured and hanged at 1 o'clock
   The attempted assault was made at Mrs. Daughtry's home in Allentown in Allentown, 20 miles North of Dublin. Mr. Daughtry was in Atlanta attending the session of the legislature.
   Mrs. Daughtery, shortly after dinner, went out to the barn to look for eggs. The negro was concealed in the barn and sprang at the woman as soon as she entered the door. Mrs. Daughtry fought him off and started to run. The negro again caught her and she screamed. The negro then became frightened and decided that he had better get away as soon as possible.
   In the short time that it requires for such occurrences to become known, the neighbors were soon aware of the outrage and hundreds of people were in arms. Crowds of determined men were sent in every direction and every part of Wilkinson, Twiggs and Pulaski counties were being searched when it was learned that he had been in the swamp which was quickly surrounded and the criminal located by the dogs and his capture and execution followed quickly.



1902

January 22, 1902
The Macon Telegraph
Dublin, Ga., Jan. 19- Capt. George W. Bishop, who died yesterday at his home in Bailey district, this county, was buried today at the Dupree cemetery in Wilkinson county. Capt. Bishop was one of the most prominent farmers in Laurens county. He was a gallant ex-Confederate soldier, commanding a company during the war between the states.
  Capt. Bishop was about 80 years of age, and during the past few months had been in very feeble health.

January 31, 1902
The Macon Telegraph
Irwinton, Ga., Jan. 30 - Rev. James T. Hughes, the oldest Baptist minister in Wilkinson county, died this morning. He was 75 years old and had been actively engaged in the ministry for over forty-five years, during which time he had baptized over 1,800 persons. He had a stroke of paralysis about five months ago, from which he never recovered. He was the oldest Mason in this section of the state, and will be interred in the Masonic cemetery at this place tomorrow with Masonic honors.

February 8, 1902
The Macon Telegraph.
Gordon, Ga., Feb. 7 Oliver Moore, an old negro formerly here, who had recently been in the almshouse, ran away from there on the 4th and wandered in the cold all night, freezing to death about sunup yesterday morning.

March 4, 1902
Union Recorder
GLENELLA DOTS
  Mr. Henry Price was married to Miss Georgia Helton last Sunday. Both of McIntyre, Ga.
  Little Joe Batchellor died last Saturday morning, after a brief illness of la grippe. His parents have our deepest sympathy.

March 4, 1902
Atlanta Constitution
TOWN HAS TAKEN ON NEW LIFE
Prospect Ahead of Toomsboro Is Brighter Than Ever Before.
Toomsboro, Ga., March 3 (Special) A building boom has struck this town again. George T. Fassett, a prominent merchant here, is now erecting a ginnery and a corn and flouring mills that will be equipped with latest improved machinery. He intends to have it ready for the next crop of wheat and cotton.
  Mrs. Clay will soon finish a very pretty and commodious hotel that adds greatly to the business interests of the place. Dr. J. D. Thompson will soon complete a nice building that will be used for a drug and grocery business.
  Real estate is now in demand. Recently E. M. Boone & Co., Hall & Dickinson, Dr. J. D. Thompson, J. M. Shepherd and George F. Fassett have made purchases of real estate.
   Owing to bad sanitary surroundings several years ago nearly all the business men moved away to other localities and  the town practically died. Of late the cause of that trouble has been removed and the town is taking on new life.

March 21, 1902
Thomasville Times Enterprise
  ~excerpt~ John M. Lowry died at his residence in Palmetto, Fla, Thursday morning, February 27th.
  He was born in Irwinton, Wilkinson county, Georgia, on May 21st, 1844. His parents moved from Twiggs county to Thomas county  several years previous to the cvil war and, later on to Thomasville.
   John M. Lowry, when quiet young, enlisted in Company F, 29th Georgia Regiment, from Thomasville, and served in the Confederate army during the whole period of the civil war. He was wounded in each of the battles of Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain and Franklin; captured at Nashville and taken to Camp CHase, Ohio, where he was held as a prisoner until June 1865.
  In October 1869 he, with his family, oved to Manatee county, Florida. For twenty two years he has lived in Palmetto, Floriday. He was a man of sterling excellence-being an honest, upright citizen, and won the esteem and respect of all.
  He leaves a sorrowing mother, brothers and sisters, and many friends who mourn his loss. ..........

April 1, 1902
The Macon Telegraph
McIntyre, Ga. March 31. Mrs. Jane Price, wife of Mr. H. W. Price, died yesterday. She had for months been a sufferer from a lingering and painful disease, which from the beginning gave her friends little hope of her recovery. They were, therefore, prepared for the worst, and at the end she was surrounded by loving relatives, who had come from distant homes to minister to and comfort her in her last moments.

April 15, 1902
The Macon Telegraph
MRS. JANE RANES DIES. While on a Visit to Her Daughter Here, a Wilkinson County Lady Passes Away.
   Mrs Jane Ranes of Gordon, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Newby, in East Macon, for the past week, died at the residence of her daughter after an illness of only a few days.
  Mrs. Ranes was 73 years of age and was known throughout Wilkinson county, where she had spent the greater portion of her life.
  The remains will be shipped to Gordon this morning at 11:30 o'clock, where the interment will occur in the family burying grounds.

May 11, 1902
The Macon Telegraph
Brother of Mrs. E. T. Napier Passes Away at Missionary Ridge
  Mr. Rufus H. Carswell, a brother of Mrs. E. T. Napier, died at his home on Mission Ridge, Chattanooga, Tenn. on May 5, after an illness of several weeks.
   Mr. Carswell was for many years a prominent citizen of Wilkinson county, but removed some years ago, with his family, to Chattanooga, Tenn.
  A devoted wife, three sons and two daughters survive him.
  He has many relatives and warm friends throughout middle Georgia who will deeply mourn his death.

May 27, 1902
Macon Telegraph
ACCIDENTALLY SHOT BY OWN PISTOL. Mr. J. H. Rickerson of Allentown Killed-Remains Pass Through Macon to Jackson for Interment.
  The remains of Mr. J. H. Rickerson, who accidentally shot himself in the side Sunday afternoon at his home at Allentown, passed through the city yesterday afternoon en route to Jackson, where they were interred in the family burying ground yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.
  The remains were accompanied by his father, Mr. B. A. Rickerson, and brother, Mr. W. J. Rickerson. His mother and two brother are seriously ill and were unable to accompany the remains.
   Saturday night a negro employed by Mr. Rickerson stole some tools from his farm, and Sunday morning he went out to search for him. He returned home about 1:30 o'clock in the afternoon and laid his pistol on the foot of the bed. Accidentally the pistol fell to the floor and a cartridge exploded. The bullet entered  just above the left hip and penetrated the right lung and came out of his side. He died twenty minutes later.

May 28, 1902
Macon Telegraph
DEATH OF AN INFANT
Marie Estelle, the 11-months-olds daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. McDaniel died yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the family residence, 218 Jenkins street, after an illness of two weeks.
   The remains will be carried to Gordon this morning at 11:40 o'clock for interment in the family burying ground.

June 10, 1902
Macon Telegraph
  MRS. ELIZABETH ANN WALDEN.
McIntyre, Ga. June 9. The pall of sorrow has again been spread over out community, this time by the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Walden.
  She was the mother of our esteemed fellow-citizen, Mr. Walker W. Walden, and widow of Mr. William Lawson Walden, who in years past was connected with the Central railroad in many important positions.
  She was 75 years of age, and for half a century had been a consistent member of the Methodist church, and her remains were interred at this place on the 8th instant by her pastor, Rev. J. R. Rustin.
  Besides Mr. W. W. Walden she leaves another son, Mr. A. A. Walden of Fairfax, S.C., and one daughter Mrs. W. M. Crumbley of Savannah together with a host of friends to mourn her death.

July 29, 1902
Union Recorder
A SUDDEN DEATH.
Mrs. John H. Beck died at her home in this county last Thursday evening, after an illness of only a few hours.
  During the day Mrs. Beck, with a large number of her neighbors, was engaged in fixing up the cemetery near her home. About noon she suddenly became ill, and was moved to a nearby house. Later she was carried to her home, where she died a few moments after her arrival.
   Mrs. Beck was about fifty years of age, and is survived by her husband and ten children. Her remains were laid to rest Friday afternoon in Snow Hill Cemetery.
   The family have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

August 5, 1902
Augusta Chronicle
SAD DEATH. Mrs. Tee Dupree Passes Away in Irwinton.
  Friday evening last, at her home in Irwinton, Mrs. Tee Dupree succumbed to an illness of several months. While her death was not unexpected, yet it caused a great shock to her many friends in Dublin where she lived for many years. Mrs. Dupree was a Miss Beall of Wilkinscon county before her marriage. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her death. Mr. Otha Dupree, of this city, a son of the deceased was called to her bedside a few days ago, and wwas with her when the end came. Mrs. Dupree was a lovable Christian character and her death has cast a gloom over several counties. The interment was in the cemetery at Irwinton.

August 12, 1902
Union Recorder
~excerpt~ Departed this life in Baldwin county, Ga., July 24th, 1902, Mrs. J, A. (Jane) Beck, aged fifty years. She was a member of the Methodist church at Long (Laurel Branch, Wilkinson county, for a number of years. She was the mother of eleven children. She leaves one sister and two brothers yet living....

August 23 1902
Atlanta Constitution
L. A. Roach Asks Assistance of Police Department in Hunt for His Child, Whom He Fears Has Been Murdered by Demented Youth
Macon, Ga., August 22 (Special) With a drawn pistol in his hand. James I. Tindall, said to be an escaped lunatic from the sanitarium in Milledgeville, entered the home of L. A. Roach, in Wilkinson county, yesterday afternoon, and carried off Agnes Roach, a 15-year-old girl. The kidnaping was accomplished while Roach was absent from home. The only person in the house at the time were the younger brothers and sisters of Agnes.
  Holding his pistol in the young girl's face, Tindall ordered her to don a clean dress and come with him.
  The distracted father of Agnes Roach came to Macon today to notify the police and to secure the aid of detectives.
  Tindall is described as a young man of 19 years of age, low of statue, stout an fair of complexion and at the time last seen wore a white hat. He was sent to the asylum some time ago and recently escaped.
  Roach, in telling of the affair, says he was absent from home yesterday afternoon and no one was there but his daughter Agnes and two of his younger children. Suddenly Tindall appeared on the scene, with a drawn pistol in his hand, so the younger children tell him, and by threats of killing her made her put on a clean dress and leave with him.
Tindall Hired a Buggy
   The couple walked about 2 miles, when Tindall stopped at the house of a negro man whom he knew and hired a mule and buggy from him, saying he would take a little drive, and when he returned he would pay him for the use of the vehicle.
  At last accounts Tindal had not returned. He drove off with the girl, going in the direction of Macon.
    When Roach arrived at his home last evening about dusk his children informed him of what Tindal had done. Roach, with a number of his neighbors, searched on the highways and in the woods for Tindal and the girl last night but without success. This morning a telegram was sent to the Macon police to be on the lookout for the couple, and Roach also came here today seeking them, but no trace of the parties could be found in the city.
   Roach says that inasmuch as Tindal is a lunatic and had a pistol, he is apprehensive that Tindal may have murdered Agnes.
  Agnes Roach is 15 years old, fair, slender and tall.

August 24, 1902
Columbus Daily Enquirer
KIDNAPPED HIS BRIDE. Reported Kidnapping Proves to be An Elopement
Macon, Ga., Aug. 23 - The reported kidnapping of 13 year old Agnes Roach of Gordon, Ga., by a lunatic, is now known to have been simply a love affair and elopement. The girl's father reported to the police that James I. Tindol, who was recently in the asylum, but who had escaped, had gone to his house on the afternoon before and at the point of a pistol forced the girl to run away from him. He said it was a clear case of kidnapping and he fearing that his daughter would be murdered by the insane man.
  He learned this afternoon, however, that the couple had driven across the country to Jeffersonville, where they procured a license and were married.

August 24, 1902
Augusta Chronicle
LOVERS LAUGH AT THE OLD FOLKS
(Chronicle's Special Service)
Macon Ga., Aug 23 - L. A. Roach, of Gordon, Ga., father of 15-year old Agnes Roach, came to Macon and spent last night trying to find some trace of his daughter. He reported to the police that James I. Tindol, who was recently in an asylum, but who escaped, had gone to his house on the afternoon before, and at the point of a pistol, forced the girl to run away with him. He said it was a clear case of kidnapping, and he feared that his daughter would be murdered by the insane man It developed this afternoon, however, that it was simply a love affair, in which the old folks had been blonde. The couple drove through the country to Jeffersonville, in an adjoining county, and reaching there at daylight, waited until the ordinary appeared. They got a license and were married. They have returned to the home of the groom's mother, and the irate father of the girl is irreconcilable.

Note: Gilbert Tindall married Ella Etheridge in Wilkinson County in 1904. He and Agnes marriage must have been annulled or they got a divorce. He and Ella moved to Worth County, Ga.   Agnes Roach was living in Macon in 1920 with her parents.

September 9, 1902
Union Recorder
  Mrs. J. T. Martin died at her home in this county last Sunday, after an illness of several days with typhoid fever. Before her death she was Miss Naomi Carr, of Wilkinson county. The family have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

September 12, 1902
The Atlanta Constitution
  Engagement Announced. Dublin, Ga., September 11 (Special) Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Brantley have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Bertha Brantley, to Mr. Stephen J. Lord. The marriage is to take place November 12 at the Methodist church, and is a brilliant event.
  Miss Brantley is one of the most popular young ladies in the city. She is the daughter of Charles W. Brantley, one of the wealthiest citizens in the county. She is a very modest and refined young lady, possessing many admirable traits of character.
  Mr. Lord is assistant cashier of the Laurens Banking Company. He is an active figure of Wilkinson county. He has lived in Dublin but about four years. His rise in the business world has been rapid.

September 17, 1902
Augusta Chronicle
Dublin (Chronicle's  Special Service) Dublin, Ga., Sept. 15.
   Mrs.Mollie Stanley, daughter of Rev. Thos. Dupree and widow of the late Hardy M. Stanley, of Wilkinson county, died at her home near Stephensville a few days ago, after a very short illness.
  Mrs. Stanley was the mother-in-law of Mr. E.M. Stanley of this county. She has numbers of relatives and friends in this county who will be grieved to learn of her death.

October 27, 1902
Macon Daily Telegraph
ADAMS - SHEFFIELD
Dublin, Ga., 26. This afternoon, at the home of the bride's uncle, Mr. Frank A. Cannon, near Nickelsville, Wilkinson county,
Mr. C. Homer Adams of this county and Miss Minnie Sheffield of Wilkinson county were united in marriage, Rev. G. M. Kendrick officiating.
  The ceremony was performed in the presence of only the near relatives and immediate friends of the young couple.
  Mr. Adams is one of the most popular young men in this county. In the Democratic primary he was nominated tax collector over ten candidates and in the recent election received the fourth largest vote of any of the nominees.
  The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Winnie Sheffield of Wilkinson county and is a popular and very attractive young lady.
  The young couple will reside with the groom's father, Mr. A. H. Adams.

November 4, 1902
Union Recorder
GLENELLA ITEMS
  We are having a nice season for picking cotton.
  We have had a great deal of sickness throughout the community for the past month.
  Mrs. Collins has been ill for the past month, but is improving very rapidly.
  Miss Amanda Young has been ill for the past month. We wish her a speedy recovery.
  It seems that some of the Baldwin boys are delighted in visiting Wilkinson county.
  Mr. Winn, of Dublin, was visiting the Misses Branan Sunday p.m.
  School opened here the 27th.
  Mr. Hogue and Mr. Collins caught a large coon last week,  and from the number of coon hides he has hanging up, he hasn't lost his old love for coon hunting.
  Mr. Weld of Macon showed at Glennella school house Tuesday night. The crowd was small on account of the weather.
  The communnity is grieved over the death of Dr. Sam McArthur. We have lost a valuable dentist and neighbor.
  Miss Ella Hooks has been spending a while with Mrs. Collins for the last two weeks,
  The wedding bells are still ringing,  and the prospects of more.
  There will be preaching at Glenella Sunday p.m.
    A great many of our girls and boys attended the protracted meeting at Laurel branch. They report a nice meeting.
  Miss Daisy Branan will commence her school at Bethel the 27th. We wish her much success.
  Miss Lillie Price of McIntyre was married to Mr. Davis of Davisboro, the second Sunday p.m. We wish them a happy life.
  Miss Mamie Cone Roberts, of Sparta, Ga., commenced her school at Mt. Carmel the 27th. We hope she will have a large school.
  Mr. Clarence Massingill will soon sail for Pensencola, Fla. where he will join the navy.
  Mr. T. J. Finney and mother spent Saturday night and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Hogue.
  The boys attended a corn shucking at Mr. William Batchelor's Saturday night.
"Chrysanthemum."

November 5, 1902
Macon Telegraph
DEATH OF MRS. HESTER. Mrs. R. G. Hester, 30 years of age, died at her home in Gordon, Ga., yesterday. Mrs. Hester leaves a husband and two children to mourn her death. the funeral will be held at 10 o'clock this morning from the residence. She has many friends in Macon who will regret to learn of her death.

December 15, 1902
The Atlanta Constitution
Stephen M. Lord, Toombsboro.
Toombsboro, Ga., December 4 (Special)Stephen M. Lord, a prominent young man and a member of the firm of E.M. Boone & Co. of this place, died today. He was stricken three weeks ago with continued malarial fever. He came from Dallas, Ga., about four months ago, where he had been in the mercantile business for the past four years.
(buried Lord Family Cemetery)

December 16, 1902
The Atlanta Constitution
BURGLARIES AT IRWINTON
Safes of Baum and Dupree Blown Open and Robbed.
Dublin, Ga. December 15. (Special) The safes of D. B. Baum and W. T. Dupree, at Irwinton were blown open and robbed this morning by burglars. Baum lost but little money. Dupree lost about $100 in silver. He had $1,200 in currency, which he carried home with him last night and therefore saved. There are no clews to the safe blowers.

December 23, 1902
Union Recorder
GLENELLA ITEMS
   The invitations are out for the marriage of Miss Mabel Branan to Mr. C. E. Gladin, of Baldwin county on the 24th of Dec. 1902.
   The invitations are out for the marriage of Miss Mildred Dupree to Mr. Hunnicutt, of Macon, on the 24th of Dec. 1902. We wish them much success and happiness through life.


1903

January 13, 1903
Union Recorder
Glenella Items. Miss Ella Hooks was married to Mr. Sandy Butler of Laurens Co;, Dec. 21, 1902, at the Baptist Church in Gordon. We wish them much success and happiness through life.

January 13, 1903
Union Recorder
   Mr. W. E. Batchelor was married to Miss E. A. Hoge (Hogue) Dec. 24, 1902. We wish them much joy and happiness.

January 27, 1903
The Union-Recorder
Messrs. C.H. Bonner and Miles Bloodworth have opened a general merchandise store near Bloodworth in Wilkinson county. They will no doubt meet with success, and have a good trade. A telephone line will be run from this city to the store.

January 27, 1903
Union Recorder
  Mr. J. E. Boothe died at Midway last Thursday, after a long illness. Mr. Boothe moved to Midway a year or two ago, adn purchased a home. He is survived by a wife and several children. His remains were carried to AllenTown for burial.

January 27, 1903
Union Recorder
IVEY DOTS.
  We are having some pleasant weather after the blizzard last week,
  Mr. J. Youngblood made a business trip to Milledgeville last Thursday.
  The girls and boys who attended the party at Mr. Tom Allen's Thursday night reported a good time.
  Miss Bessie Snow, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Iverson Janes, has returned to her home in Macon, much to the regret of her many friends here.
   Dr. Gilmore, who has been quite ill for the past few days, is convalescent.
  Mr. E. E. Collins of Boxwood, made his best girl a dashing call last Sunday.
  The wedding bells are ringing again. Mr. Tom Hardy and Miss Victoria McCook were married last Wednesday evening. They have the best wishes of a host of friends.
  Miss Willie Ethridge, one of Ivey's most beautiful young ladies, is visiting Milledgeville, this week.
  Mr. J. H. Bloodworth spent Saturday and Sunday with his sister, Mrs. H. T. Beck, of Milledgeville.
"CRACKER JACK."

February 3, 1903
Union Recorder
GLENELLA DOTS.
  We are having some rainy weather at this period.
  Our school is now progressing nicely.
  Mr. Johnnie Lewis was married to Miss Ruby Lindsey, the 21st of Jan. 1903. We wish them much happiness,
  Misses Mary and Mitchael Bathchelor spent Saturday and Sunday with their uncle, Mr. John Batchelor.
  The passenger train No. 2, killed a white woman on Little Commissioner bridge on the Central R. R.
  Mrs. Fannie Tindall, and her brother, Mr. R. E. Batchelor have moved to Mrs. F. S. Barclay's place. We wish them a happy new year in their new home.
  Mr. W. E. Batchelor and bride are happily situated on the high-hill between Gordon and McIntyre.
  We wish all the people good luck, and a happy new year. EVER GREEN.

February 3, 1903
Union Recorder
MARRIED - Mr. Right Byington and Miss Cora Hobby were united in marriage on Sunday, Jan. 18. Their marriage was quite a surprise to their friends. Mr. Byington's home is in Wilkinson County, but he has been for the past year in Alabama. Mr. Byington is a young man of sterling dispostion, and is held in high esteem by all who know him. Miss Hobby is the yongest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Duke Hobby. She is one of those young ladies who is loved by all who know here.
   They left on the following Tuesday for Alabama. The many friends of this happy young couple all join in wishing them much happiness and success through life.

February 17, 1903
Union Recorder
  Mr.J. G. Johns died at his home in Wilkinson county, last Sunday morning, after an illness of twenty-three days with typhoid fever. The funeral services were held yesterday. He is a son of Mr. W. L. Johns, and leaves a young wife to mourn his death.

February 26, 1903
The Augusta Chronicle
FOUND FLOATING IN A MILL POND
Body of Unknown White Woman Comes to Surface. Her Hat Discovered on the Water Three Weeks Ago Indicates
That She Was Well-Dressed-No One of Neighborhood Missing.By E. C. Bruffey
Macon, Ga. February 25 (Special) Floating upon the surface of Byington's mill pond, near Ivy, a postoffice in Wilkinson county, the swollen discolored body on an unknown woman was discovered early this morning by one of Planter Byington's farm hands.
  The corpse was evidently that of a white woman, judging from the few locks of hair left upon the scalp and the character of her dress, cloak and lingerie. The state of decomposition and the swollen flesh indicated that the  woman had been dead some time, but according to the information received in Macon this morning  it is impossible to conjecture the length of time the cadaver had been under water. Neither is there any clew to the identity of the woman.
  The discovery is a complete mystery and has set that section of Wilkinson county agog. Everything points to foul play and the consensus of opinion is that some unfortunate daughter of Eve was cruelly put to death and an attempt was made to hide the crime by sinking the body in the pond.
  Byington's plantation is 4 miles from Gordon and about 30 miles from Macon, on the Central railroad.

March 3, 1903
Union Recorder
  Miss Mamie T. Freeman died at the home of her uncle in Wilkinson county, Monday, the 16th of February. Her remains were carried to East Baldwin for burial.
  Miss Freeman was nineteen years of age, and was a young lady of a sweet disposition. She was an attendant at the State Sanitarium about a year, and had many friends at that institution. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist church. Her relatives are grief stricken at her untimely death.

March 24, 1903
Union Recorder
  Mrs. Arthur Farell died at her home at the State Sanitarium Monday afternoon,  the 16th inst. Her remains were carried to Gordon Tuesday morning for burial. Before her marriage she was Miss Susie Ryals, of Wilkinson county. She was loved by a large circle of friends who sincerely regret her death. The young husband has the sympathy of many friends in his hour of sorrow.

March 24, 1903
Union Recorder
     On last third Sunday Mr. J. B. Weaver died very suddenly at his home in this county. He was laid to rest in Snow Hill cemetery on Monday p.m.

April 14, 1903
The Union-Recorder
Little Creek Items. The priest of Milledgeville came down to Mr. Thomas Donnelly's to have services at the Catholic church the 29th, but on account of the rain he did not have any services.

April 14, 1903
The Union-Recorder
Little Creek Items. We regret to say that Mrs. Donie Clements, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Hollomon, died the 26th of March.

May 6, 1903
The Atlanta Constitution
DEATH OF MISS LINDSEY. Two Daughters of State Pension Commissioner Have Died Recently.
Irwinton, Ga., May 5 (Special) Colonel J. W. Lindsey, pension commissioner of Georgia, has lost another daughter by death today, his eldest, Mrs. Holt, having preceded the youngest, MissJohnnie by but a few months.
   The entire town of Irwinton are in deep gloom over the bereavement of the family.
(buried in Irwinton City Cemetery)

July 14, 1903
Union Recorder
  ~excerpt~ Died at Gordon, May 1, 1903, Mrs. Mary Perkins, widow of Nicholas Perkins. Born May 8, 1831, she lived a long and useful life. Most of her life was spent in Hancock county, but after the death of her husband, she lived around her children. She was the mother of a large family, but one by one her children died, until only three survive her, William, Edward and Miss Sallie.
(Buried Black Springs Cemetery, Baldwin County)

July 31, 1903
The Macon Telegraph
DEATH OF N. J. MYRICK. Information was received yesterday in Macon of the death ofN. J. Myrick, at his home in Gordon. He had been ill three weeks from typhoid fever. He leaves a wife and eleven children.
  The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. H. D. Dewell officiating. Interment was at Clear Creek church.

August 30, 1903
Macon Telegraph
J. T. Ryals died at the age of 84 years in Gordon yesterday morning. He was ill about three weeks and succumbed to an attack of dropsy. He was a Mason and  a devoted member of the Rainey (Ramah) Methodist church. He leaves five children.

September 1 1903
The Augusta Chronicle
MR. W. F. CANNON, SR., DEAD IN IRWINTON
Prominent Citizen of That Place Passed Away at Early Hour Yesterday
Irwington, Ga. Aug. 31 (Special) Mr. W. F. Cannon, Sr., died at his home in Irwinton this morning at 4 o'clock. He had been in bad health for several months, but news of his death will be a surprise to a large circle of his friends, as no one expected his death so soon.
  Mr. Cannon was ordinary in this county at one time, and was a prominent man in the business affairs and all that related to public matters for a number of years.
  He served four years in the Confederate army, being a member of company I, Third Georgia regiment. He lost his left arm, at the battle of Gettysburg. He was about sixty-two years old. He leaves a wife and five children. He was generous and kind-hearted in the extreme and will be greatly missed in the community.

September 12, 1903
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Irwinton, Ga, Sept. 11 - Miss Williams entertained at her home last Tuesday evening on McIntyre street. The hostess was assisted in receiving by the Misses Hughes. The parlors were decorated in ferns, palms and cut flowers. The guests were favored with a musical contest. Miss Ida Fountain winning the prize; and a geographical game in which Mr. Riley and Miss Octavia DuPree were the successful contestants, after which refreshments were served in the dining hall, the color scheme being pink and white.
  The invited guests were: Misses Alberta and Georgia Hughes, Anna Beall and Octavia DuPree, Anna Hatfield, Lizzie Lindsey, Gussie Simpson, Ida Fountain, Carrie Baum, Fleta Nesbitt, Agnes King, Bessie Taylor, Willie Brown, Nell Spears, Bessie Brundage; Messrs. George Riley and Jack Taylor of Macon, Will Moody of Tallapoosa, Walter Spears of Danville, Rob Butler of Macon, Gus and Tom Brundage, Frank Chambers, Roy Cannon, Willie T. DuPree, Jim Hatfield, Joe Butler, Arthur Burney, Joe Adkins, Callie Todd, Andrew Hatfield and Dr. Parker.
  Miss Anna Hatfield will entertain next Thursday evening, the honoree being Miss Mattye Branan of Macon. The party will be al fresco.

September 13 1903
The Augusta Chronicle
Atlanta Sept. 12 (Special) Ed Murray who was convicted of assault to murder in Wilkinson County last October was pardoned.

September 15, 1903
Macon Weekly Telegraph
MISTRIAL DECLARED IN FIRST CIVIL CASE
 The Suit of Howard Stinson Against Frank Coates Consumed the Entire Day in City Court-Jury Discussed Till Late Hour.
  When city court opened yesterday morning the work of handling the consumed the entire day.
  Striking a jury and hearing the testimony of the witnesses in the case consumed a great deal of time.
  Two sides of the incident, which caused the suit to be entered were introduced by the witnesses.
  The evidence for the plaintiff showed thatHoward Stinson, a youngster of about 14 years, was riding the road in Wilkinson county last October, when suddenly Frank Coates rose up among the bushes on the road-side and purposely made the horse shy and throw the rider to the ground. It was claimed that the boy's leg was broken, but that he worked, probably a week before inflammation set in and pieces of the bone were extracted by a surgeon.
  The defendant showed that he had been to his farm in Wilkinson county to collect rents due at the time, and that while there proposed a bunt. The boy had no ammunition and mounting a horse started to purchase some. The boy was a son of one of Coates' renters. While he was on the mission Coates went out by the road side and shot into some partridges. While in search of the bird he had shot, the boy came along and the horse became frightened and threw him off. It was shown that the boy went on with his duties for a week until he jumped from the roof of a barn. Inflammation set in and then the surgeon extracted pieces of bone from the leg.
  Evidence was all in and the argument closed by 5 o'clock. After the judge's charge to the jury, they retired to make up a verdict at 7:30 no verdict had been reached. The court remained open a short while and the jury returned to be recharged. They went to the room again and at 10:30 they still wrangled. At 11 o'clock they came down and informed Judge Hodges that no agreement could be reached and a mistrial was declared.
  During the taking of evidence Judge Hodges fined a part interested in the case for taking a hand in the answers of a boy witness.
  While the court can't award the decision of the jury, the damage suit of R. G. Christian against the Street Railway Company was taken up. Witnesses were sworn and a jury selected for the beginning of the trial this morning..

September 27, 1903
The Macon Telegraph
Irwinton, Ga., Sept. 25 - Mr.L. A. Simpson died at his home in this city this morning at 4 o'clock, after a lingering illness with typhoid fever. He was a brother of Mr. M. D. Simpson, deputy sheriff of this county. He leaves a wife and mother, six brothers and one sister, besides numerous relatives to mourn his death.

September 27, 1903
The Macon Telegraph
Death of Mrs. Cordle.
Mrs Martha Cordle, widow of H. C. Cordle, died at Ivey station yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, at the age of 54 years. She leaves four children, who are: Messrs, J. A., S. H., L. M. and Miss Gussie Cordle of Macon. The remains will arrive here on the 3:45 o'clock Central train this afternoon and the funeral will occur at the East Macon Methodist church at 4:30 o'clock, Rev. J. M. Glenn officiating. Interment will be in Fort Hill cemetery.

October 8, 1903
The Atlanta Constitution
SMALL RIOT AT TOOMBSORO
Caused by Negroes Who Fired on the Town Marshal
Dublin, Ga. October 7 - (Special) Several gentlemen from Wilkinson county were in the city yesterday afternoon and told of a street fight which took place at Toombsboro Sunday night last, which was bloodless, at the same time exciting. Recently the town council of Toombsboro passed an ordinance prohibiting crowds from congregating on the streets after 9 o'clock at night. Sunday night Marshal Rickerson found a number of negroes standing on the corner of one of the streets and ordered them to disperse. Instead of doing so the negroes pulled their pistols and began shooting at the marshal. He returned the fire, but retreated at the same time. later he secured help and endeavored to arrest the negroes. During the latter part of Sunday night and the early hours Monday morning many shots were fired, estimated at one hundred, at the negroes, and by the negroes at the marshal and his posse. Strange to say, however, none of the shots took effect.
     Monday night three of the negroes engaged in the shooting were arrested and Tuesday morning two more were caught. These were carried to Irwinton and place in jail. They will be tried for assault with intent to murder.

December 1, 1903
Union Recorder
~excerpts~ Little Creek Items
  Miss Lamanda Young, of this vicinity, is visiting relatives in Laurens county.
   Mrs. J. N. Hoge (Hogue)  had a delightful quilting and birthday supper Wednesday p.m., in honor of her oldest daughter, Ellen.
   There will be services held at the Catholic church the 5th Sunday.
   Mr. Mack Davis, of Stephens Pottery, has been visiting relatives in this vicinity.
  Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Young spent Sunday last, with Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Holloman.
    Miss Myrtie Pace is attending school at Gordon. They have over 50 scholars, and they all seem to like their teacher, Mr. Wells, very much.
  Mr. William and Miss Rose Donnelly spent Saturday night and Sunday with Mr. Thomas McAdams and daughter, Miss Mary.
Fleater Hooks, a little negro girl, whose parents are residing on Mr. Abraham Young's place, was burned to death a few days ago. "MISTLETOE."

December 8, 1903
Union Recorder
Old Citizen of Florida Passes Away
  Mr. Jones M. Pittman, 81 years of age died in Florida, Sept. 8, 1903. He was born in Wilkinson county, Feb. 12, 1822. He married Miss Elizabeth Jones, and with his family he moved to Jackson county, Florida, some time in the fifties where he has resided ever since; he raised a family of ten grown children, six sons and four daughters, two having proceeded him to the grave. He leaves an aged widow and eight children, and a great number of grand children to mourn his loss. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist church, and was a good Father in Israel as well as in the flesh. He has relatives and friends in this county and Wilkinson, that regret to hear of his death. Two sisters survive him, Mrs. B. Fordham and Mrs. Joel Godard, of this county.

December 10, 1903
Macon Telegraph
Death of Mrs. Barfield.
Mrs. Ann Barfield of Gordon, Ga., aged 81 years, died yesterday. She has been in declining health but a short time. She was the mother of Mr. J. R. Collins of Macon and Mrs. Fannie Nelson of Gordon. The funeral will occur some time today. The hour has not yet been decided on. The interment will be at Gordon.

November 10, 1903
Union Recorder
  Mr. J. T. Stevens died at his home in Gordon last Sunday morning, after a long illness. Mr. Stevens was for several years a resident of this city, and has many friends here, who regret to hear of his death.

December 22, 1903
Macon Telegraph
Dupree-Parker.
Irwinton, Ga., Dec. 21. - Miss Anna Beall DuPree and Dr. William Harrison Parker were united in marriage at the home of the bride's father. About 300 friends were present to witness the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Moody, pastor of the Baptist church.
   The house was decorated with quantities of green, palms being used in generous numbers, with bamboo trailing itself as a frieze about the walls.
    Mendelssohn's wedding march, played by Miss Lindsey, announced the approach of the wedding party, the two ribbon-girls, little Misses Marie Williams and Eula DuPree, who wore chiffon dresses with pink ribbons, coming first, being followed by the bride and groom.
  The bride looked pretty in a  tailor-made traveling suit of blue zibeline, with which she wore a white hat. She carried a bouquet of bride-roses.
  The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. W. T. DuPree and is a lovely young woman in disposition as well as in personal appearance. Dr. Parker is a well-known physician, who, with remarkable business ability, combines social gifts that have made him popular with all who know him.
  A number of beautiful remembrances in silver, cut glass and china were received.
  Immediately after the ceremony, Dr. and Mrs. Parker left for Washington, going from there to Baltimore and New York. After their return they will be at home to their friends at the lovely home prepared by the groom for his bride.

December 28, 1903
Macon Telegraph
Dr. John Temples
McIntyre, Ga. Dec. 27 - Dr John Temples died at his home here rather unexpectedly at 4 o'clock this morning. He had been a helpless invalid for the past two years, cared for and nursed by tender, loving hands, and was quite advanced in years, yet his friends did not suspect that his end was so near, as he seemed to enter into the enjoyment of the Christmas-tide with his children and and grandchildren. But yesterday, however, he was attacked with bronchial trouble which he had not the power to resist, though the best medical aid was promptly rendered him.
   Dr. Temples had lived a very active and useful life, having practiced medicine successfully in this community for half a century and had amassed quite a fortune. As a citizen, he was noted for his sterling qualities, and as a friend, he was staunch and true. He was a native of Edgefield county, S.C., was born December 8, 1815, and was therefore 88 years old.
    He leaves to mourn his death three sons, Rev. H. Temples and Messrs. Ambrose and Lafayette Temples, and on daughter, Mrs. Lefa Jones. Besides these, he has many blood relatives, as well as hosts of friends throughout Georgia, who will be pained to learn of his death.

December 29, 1903
The Macon Telegraph
Mrs. Sarah Asbell, mother of Mr. R. A. Asbell of this city, died at the residence of her son, Mr. C. F. Asbell. at Gordon, Ga., yesterday morning. Mrs. Asbell has been in declining health for several months past and the end was not unexpected. Funeral services will be held at the family burial lot, Andrews cemetery, ten miles from Macon, about noon today.

December 31 1903
Atlanta Constitution
Bank for Wilkinson county
Toomsboro, Ga. December 30 [Special] J. S. Spencer, R. L. Stubbs, Benjamin H. Jackson, W. S. Ham, Jr., L. R. Canon, J. B. Voone (Boone) and J. L. Freeman were elected yesterday as directors of the Wilkinson County bank, located in this city. It will open for business January 1. The town and county will be benefited by having banking advantages. It is the first and only bank in the county.



1904

January 5, 1904
Union Recorder
  Mr. F. M. Meadows,died at his home in Hancock county, last Saturday morning at ten o'clock, after an illness of about six weeks
with pneumonia.
  Mr. Meadows was a member of Benevolent Lodge No 3, F. & A.M. of this city, and a number of members of the Lodge attended the
burial, at Friendship Church, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, and laid his remains to rest with Masonic honors.
  Mr. Meadows was sixty-three years of age, and was born in Wilkinson county.
  In the war between the States, he enlisted under the banner of the Confederacy and made a brave soldier. He resided in this city for
many years, leaving here to go to Hancock county, where he engaged in farming.

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Volume IX, No. 20
Thursday, January 7, 1904
Page 2

   Mr. A. I. Smith, the telephone man was in the city Monday looking after his interest and repairing phones.  He has just recently completed his line through to Gordon, where he has been allowed connection with the Bell Telephone line, which he
stated would be done in a few days. This will improve his line a great deal, giving his customers a chance to talk most anywhere they may wish, the Bell line covering an immense territory.  Mr. Smith is a thorough going business man, and will leave nothing undone that tends to help himself or patrons.
 

   The town of Gordon, GA is fighting an epidemic of smallpox.  All public meetings have been discontinued and even the postal clerks refuse to handle mail from that town.  The people are being vaccinated and and making every effort to stamp out the disease.
  ---Dublin Times
Submitted by: Joy McCook

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Thursday, January 14, 1904  Vol. IX No.21
Irwinton, GA
Page 2
Bloodworth News:
Mr. H. J. McCook, of this place, has moved to the wiregrass country.

Mr. J. O. Bloodworth, of Milledgeville, spent Friday and Saturday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bloodworth, of this place.

Mr. H. O. Parker is home on a few week's vacation.  He has been with the Southern Bell Telephone Company for some time in Alabama.

Mr. Cas Criswell and Miss Fannie Ramage were united in marriage last Sunday morning at the home of the bride.

The young folks of this place had a lively time at the entertainment given by Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bloodworth Friday night.

The five months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Martin died Monday night and was buried in the Youngblood family cemetery Wednesday.

Submitted by: Joy McCook

January 17, 1904
The Macon Telegraph
  Mr. A. J. Smith, a prominent citizen of Gordon, died last night at 9:15 o'clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. B. Patterson in East Macon.
  Mr. Smith was 66 years of age and served throughout the Confederate war. He is survived by five daughters: Mrs. J. D. Patterson of Macon, Mrs. S. P. Hornsby of Gordon, Mrs. S. Fountain, Mrs. H. A. Boynton and Miss Ada Smith of Gordon.
  The remains will be carried to Gordon at 11:40 o'clock this morning via the Central railroad. The funeral services will be held at Raymer church this afternoon at 3 o'clock.

January 18, 1904
The Macon Telegraph
All-Day Mule Trade
Gordon, Ga.,  Jan. 17. George Smallwood and James Mixon met here to trade horses, and after several hours' talking that go so near to trading that Mixon proposed to swap for 15 cents, which was declined by Smallwood. Mixon told him that as they had spent the entire day on the trade he would not let 15 cents split the trade, and they changed collars, which was about all either of them got.

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Thursday, January 21, 1904  Vol. IX No.22
Irwinton, GA
Page 2
YOUNG LADY PASSES AWAY:
Answers Death Call After Many Long Months of Suffering
A sad death occurred at the home of Capt. Jas. A. Mason, about four miles from this city last Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the youngest daughter of the home circle, Miss Gussie, having been called from earth to enter the unknown eternity. Miss Mason was a model of beauty, an idol of parents, relatives, and friends, and her death, though for many months expected, was deeply deplored by family and community at large.  She was 22 years of age, and but a few months ago which that deathening mainly consumption, entered her then healthy and peaceful body, gave evidence of many years of happiness and usefulness on earth. Her remains were interred in the Branan family cemetery, Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. S. W. Brown, of this city, conducting services.
Submitted by: Joy McCook

January 28, 1904
The Macon Telegraph
BAD RESULTS OF ACCIDENTS. One Bother Dies From Lockjaw and Another Loses a Leg.
Covington, Jan. 27. - The 8-year-old son of E. A. Perkins of Gordon died today at the city hospital from lockjaw, which resulted from being kicked by a horse at his home at Gordon.
  His brother, Otho Perkins, 12 years old, happened to an accident a few months ago which caused him to have a leg amputated.

January 30, 1904
Atlanta Constitution
LEG CUT OFF BY CAR WHEELS
Pink Bloodworth Falls Beneath Central Train at Steven's Pottery
Milledgeville, Ga. January 29(Special) The northbound passenger train on the Central of Georgia railway from Macon to Eatonton ran over Pink Bloodworth, of this county, last night, cutting off one of his legs.
  The train left Gordon without a conductor and ran by Iveys Station, the place where Mr. Bloodworth was to get off.
  On reaching Steven's Pottery the train crew discovered there was no conductor on board and started back to Gordon.
Mr. Bloodworth states he got off the train to find out the reason they ran by Iveys and as the train started back he went to get on and slipped under the train, the wheels passing over him.

February 2, 1904
The Macon Telegraph
   After a long illness, Arthur A. Jenkins, 23 years of age, died yesterday afternoon at 1:20 o'clock at the late residence on Clayton street, Vineville. He leaves his mother, Mrs. L. S. Jenkins; two brothers, Clarence M. and Albert E.; a sister, Miss Ella Z. Jenkins, and a host of friends to mourn his untimely taking away.
  The remains will be carried to Poplar Springs, Wilkinson county, where the interment will take place.

February 14, 1904
The Macon Telegraph
Gordon, Ga., Feb. 13 - At the home of the bride's brother, Mr. R. S. Griffin, Miss Mattie May Griffin and Mr. S. A. Reddick of Milledgeville were married W. D. Dewell officiating. There were about two hundred present which attested the popularity of the couple.
  Those who formed the bridal party were Mesrs. R. S. Alford, J. B. Malpors, J. D. Lominac, T. E. Reddick, and Miss Laura Reddick of Milledgeville, and Mr. J. W. Knowles and son of Eatonton.
  The attendants were Mr. Mirick Griffin with Miss Lelia Cranford, Mr. R. S. Alford with Miss Lauretta Myrick.
  Immediately after the ceremony the bride and groom left for Milledgeville, their future home. The bride wore a beautiful gray eavlian cloth traveling dress. The brides-maids wore blue with white trimmings.
  As Miss Griffin the bride had many friends here who give her up very reluctantly. The groom is a prosperous young farmer of Baldwin county.

February 25, 1904
The Macon Telegraph
WILLIAMS-HOWARD. Marriage of Lady of Wilkinson County and a Macon Young Man. Miss Anna Williams was married to Mr. J. G. Howard last evening at 7 o'clock, at the residence of  Mr. E. Bullock, 204 Fourth street, Rev. W. N. Ainsworth officiating. The bride is from a prominent family of Wilkinson county and was here on a visit.
  The groom is an employee of the Macon Railway and Light Company and is well known in Macon

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Thursday, March 10, 1904  Vol. IX No.29
Irwinton, GA. Page 2
Mt. Carmel News:
Mrs. J. R. Hudson visited relatives in our community last week.
Miss Rebecca McCook has returned home from Mitchell County, where she has been for the last few months, visiting her cousin, Mrs. I. C. Stubbs.
Submitted by: Joy McCook

March 26, 1904
The Macon Telegraph
ABELOVED PREACHER. How Rev. Mr. Brown of Irwinton Was Shown the Affection of His Community.
  Rev. S. H. Brown of Irwinton lost his horse because of a plunge into a wire fence. Mr. Brown had so won himself by his pastoral ministrations into the hearts of his people that members of all denominations including white and black, immediately made up a purse of $100 to procure for him another horse. Mr. Brown, who has a large family connection in Macon, is in the city for a few days.

April 6, 1904
The Atlanta Constitution
Toomsboro, Ga., April 5 (Special)
   Wilkinson county superior court adjourned tonight after a session of two days. There was only one case of importance, the State v. Cap Moise, colored, for the murder of a little negro boy 6 years of age. The jury found a verdict of assault and battery and gave the prisoner one year in the chain gang.

April 17, 1904
The Macon Telegraph
"Engagement Announced
    Irvington, Ga., April 16.~~Mr. W. T. DuPree announces the engagement of his daughter, Lillian Octavia, to Mr. W. Lavater Williams, the marriage to take place June 1."
Submitted by R. Elizabeth Brewer

April 25, 1904
The Macon Telegraph
Arthur B. Snow, 25 years old, died at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon of congestion of the brain. He was sick only a few hours. He leaves a wife, mother, three brothers and one sister, all of Macon. The remains will be shipped to Ivey, Ga.  his old home, this afternoon at 2:15 o'clock, where the funeral will occur tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock. Mr. Snow died at his residence on Pio Nono avenue. His brothers are J. O., G. N., and J. H. Snow of Macon, and his sister is Mrs. C. N. Davis of Macon.

May 10, 1904
Union Recorder
~excerpt~ Mrs. Georgia Anne Golden Bloodworth was born Feb. 3, 1831, and died April 38 (28), 1904. She was happily married to Mr. Thomas Bloodworth, April 16, 1848, and for 56 long years they fought life's battles together. It was a pathetic scene to see the snowy-haired companion bowed in grief over his irreparable loss.
10 children bless their union. All of them still survive her. She joined  the Primitive Baptist church in 1870, and was a consistent member until her death. She had been afflicted for 20 years, but always bore her suffering without a murmur. She spent the greater part of her life in Wilkinson county, but has resided in Baldwin for the past several years. She was a sister of Rasmos Golden, D. D.
  Her remains were laid to rest Saturday at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

May 19, 1904
Columbus Daily Enquirer
FROM A SAD MISSION. Mr. James F. Hill Returns From Irwinton, Ga., Where His Wife's Death Occurred.
  Mr. James F. Hill, treasurer of the Georgia Cotton Oil Company, returned yesterday morning from Irwinton, Ga., where he was called by the very sad death of his wife, which occurred there on Tuesday of last week.
Mrs. Hill was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Chateld (Chatfield), of Irwinton, and was a Christian lady of noble character whose death has carried sorrow to many hearts. In a notice of her health, The Irwinton Bulletin says: "She was a highly cultured, social and Christian lady, idolized by parents, brother and husband, and also by numerous friends, who deeply deplore her demise." Besides her husband, Mrs. Hill is survived by a young babe. The funeral occurred Wednesday at Jonesboro, Ga., her old home.
   The deceased was prominent in church circles, being district secretary for the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the South Georgia Conference of the Methodist church. The deep sympathy of the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Hill goes ot to the former in his great bereavement.

May 22, 1904
The Macon Telegraph
Irwinton, Ga., May 21  - One of the largest and most brilliant events of the season here will be the marriage of Miss Lillian Octavia DuPree to Mr. W. Lavater Williams, which will be solemnized at the Baptist church at 9 o'clock Wednesday evening,
June 1. Rev. W. H. Moody will perform the ceremony and Miss Ella McVey, of Cochran, will play the wedding march. The church will be elaborately decorated with palms and flowers, the color motif to be white and green.
  The bride will enter the church with her maid of honor, Miss Hattie Williams, sister of the groom; the groom entering with his best man, Mr. W. T. DuPree, of Macon.
   The bride will wear an exquisite white crepe de chine, with tulle veil, and carry bride roses. The maid of honor will be gowned in white silk and will carry white carnations.
  The ushers will be Mr. J. E. Butler and Mr. I. E. Freeman, of Macon.
  Miss DuPree is a representative of one of Georgia's oldest and best families, and possesses many charms of mind and heart that have won for her a large circle of friends at home and wherever she is known.
  Mr. Williams is a prominent merchant of Irwinton, and has a host of friends who rejoice in his happiness.

May 28, 1904
The Macon Telegraph
Toomsboro's Artesian Well
Toomsboro, Ga. - May 27. Mr. L. B. Clay, the noted artesian well man has just completed a well here and our people are delighted as it gives ten gallons per minute and the temperature is 59½ degrees and no objectionable taste, but delightful. This, added to the new warehouse and school house which will soon be built, and our bank which is doing a good business, we feel that Toomsboro is fast coming to the front.
Submitted by R. Elizabeth Brewer

June 4, 1904
The Macon Telegraph
Irwinton Postoffice Robbed
Irwinton, Ga. June 3 - Burglars robbed the postoffice and the store of Mr. C. W. Spears last night. They ransacked the money drawers in the postoffice and secured one dollar in pennies. They were more successful at Mr. Spears' store, as they got about $10 in silver and one Smith & Wesson pistol. There is no clue to the guilty person.

June 4, 1904
The Macon Telegraph
Williams-Dupree
Irwinton, Ga., June 3 - One of the prettiest weddings of the season was that of Mr. W. Lavater Williams and MissLilian Octavia DuPree, which occurred at this place Wednesday evening. The church was most tastefully decorated in ferns, palms and cut plants, the color scheme being green and white. The bridal party entered the church to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, Miss McVay of Cochran presiding at the organ. First came the ushers, Messrs. Butler and Todd, immediately followed by the groom and his best man, Mr. W. T. DuPree. The bride and her maid of honor, Miss Hattie Williams, then meeting the groom as the altar. During the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. W. H. Moody, "Hearts and Flowers" was rendered on the organ, following by the prayer, sung by Miss James of Fort Valley. An informal reception was afterwards tendered at the home of the brides father.
  The bride was strikingly beautiful in an elegant creation of crepe de chine and real lace, and carried white carnations. The maid of honor, Miss Williams, sister of the groom, was exceeding handsome in white silk with lace. She carried sweet peas.
  Miss McVay was gowned in cream crepe de chine elaborately decorated with medallions. Miss James was unusually attractive in a while mull embroidered in silk.
  Among the other guests were Mr. and Mrs. T. O., DuPree of Dublin, Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Parker and Miss Hatfield.
  Mrs. Williams is the daughter of Mr. W. T. DuPree of this place and has, by her sweet womanly disposition, won many friends all over the state, who will be interested in her marriage.
  Mr. Williams is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Williams, and numbers his friends by the score.
  The number of handsome presents received were a token of the esteem in which the popular young people were held.

June 9, 1904
The Macon Telegraph
STRIPLING-DENNARD
Marriage of W. J. Stripling, of Macon and Miss Dennard, of Gordon.
  Mr. William Joseph Stripling, of Macon, and Miss Bertha Irene Dennard were married yesterday morning at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dennard, in Gordon, Ga. The ceremony was performed by Rev. B. M. Pack, pastor of the Baptist church. It was a quiet home affair. The Mendelasohn wedding march was played by Mrs. E. L. Carswell. Among those who attended from Macon were:
  Mr. and Mr. H. L. Dennard, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Davis, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Lee, Mr. Firm, T. L. Roberts, Miss Lula Evelyn Bragg, Miss Ida Winder.
  After the ceremony the party returned to Macon and a reception was given at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Wilder on Hill Park. The house was beautifully decorated, the dominant colors being pink and white. At this home Mr. and Mrs. Stripling will make their residence. Mr. Stripling was born in Lizella. He is one of the active men in the Southern Packing Company. The bride is the attractive daughter of one of the leading men of Wilkinson county. They have on both sides the good wishes of hosts of friends.

Excerpt from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Volume IX, No. 45
Thursday, June 30, 1904
Page 2
    At the home of Mr. H. W. Price, near McIntyre Sunday afternoon inst., a marriage was solemnized, the bride and groom being Mr. B. H. Bloodworth and MissMattie Price.
    The wedding march was beautifully played by Miss Annie Lindsey, of this city, and the ceremony performed by Rev. S. W. Brown.
BLOODWORTH ITEMS:
    Mr. J. M. Fountain has an accident Friday, being hooked down and bruised up very badly by an infuriated bull.
    Miss Mattie Price and Mr. B. H. Bloodworth were united in marriage Sunday.  We wish them a long and prosperous life.
    Miss Cynthia Lewis will leave Monday for Athens were she will attend college.
STRAY LOCALS:
    On the McCook lands, near Black Lake, in the Oconee swamp, stands a tree remarkable in size, being a sycamore, and would be worth seeing at the World's Fair.  Near the bottom it measures 40 feet in circumference, 10 or 15 feet to first limb and is unusually tall.  "This reminds us of how cypress grows down on the Altamaha River.  They are used there as weather protectors when found hollow, there being plenty room for all- vehicles and stock without backing to get out."
Submitted by: Joy McCook

August 16, 1904
Union Recorder
Death of Mrs. J. T. Raines.  How God's ways are past finding out was made manifest when on July 27, 1904, it pleased Almighty God to take from us our beloved relative, Matty Stevens Raines. While we cannot understand the mysterious works of God, we bow in humble submission to his will.
    Matty Stevens was born July 20, 1877, in Wilkinson county, Ga., where she spent the greater part of her life. She was the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. I. Stevens. She was a consistent member of the Methodist church, and her good works will long follow her. She was a social favorite, for it was but natural that all who knew her should love her.
  On June 6, 1900, she was happily married to Mr. J. T. Raines, of Tennille, and until a year ago, when she was stricken with that fatal disease, consumption, theirs was a life of supreme happiness. But the All-wise worketh all things together for good to those who love Him, and are called according to his purpose.
   When the health of our beloved began to fail everything that medical skill could do was done, but to no avail, and she was carried by her husband to Colorada Springs, Colo., for her health. It was thought for a while that she was improving, but the disease was too deeply seated, and she continued to grow worse until the time of her death.
   While we bow in humble submission to the will of God, the untimely death of our beloved relative brings a sadness unto our hearts that cannot be avoided. In her death her husband loses a devoted wife, and her little daughter a loving mother.
   She was preceding to the grave only a few weeks by her brother, Mr. Henry Stevens, who died of the same disease.
    Her remains were brought to Tennille for burial. The services held by the members of the Easter Star, of which she was a member, were very appropriate for the occasion. The floral offerings tended to prove the popularity of the deceased.
     Mrs. Raines was a niece of Mrs. Ivey, and had many friends in the surrounding community.
  We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family, and may they be guided by the same hand that led her into a better world.  ONE WHO LOVED HER.

July 23 1904
Atlanta Constitution
Lightning Breaks Records
Strikes Gordon Residence Three Times in Succession.
Covington, Ga., July 22 (Special) The little town of Gordon, on the Central railroad between Covington and Macon came near being destroyed by fire at 11 o'clock this morning, caused by a stroke of lightning, which struck the store of J.W. Jones.
  A few minutes later the residence of O.W. Horne, Central railroad agent, was struck by lightning three times in rapid succession.Bert Horne was severely shocked.

October 9, 1904
Atlanta Constitution
Shepherd-Windham
Gordon, Ga. October 8 (Special) At the home of Mr. John Milton Shepherd, of Toomsboro, Ga., at 10 o'clock on the morning of October 2, the marriage of MissLaurie Virginia Shepherd and Mr. Thomas Ewell Windham was solemnized. The marriage ceremony of the Christian church was pronounced by Rev. J. A. Jensen, of Sandersville.
  The bride was attired in a dainty wedding gown of cream crepe voile elaborately trimmed with real lace and pearls. She also wore ornaments of pearl.
  The Shepherd home was tastily decorated. At 12 o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Windham left for a ten days' trip to Washington, D.C.
  Miss Shepherd was, greatly admired here, she being both beautiful and accomplished. She was educated in music at a Philadelphia conservatory. She will be greatly missed in her home town.
 Mr. Windham, the groom was originally from Alabama, but a present he is a United States post office inspector and travels all over the country.
  After October 12, Mr. and Mrs. Windham will be at home to their friends at 183 Whitehall street, Atlanta, Ga.

October 25, 1904
Union Recorder
Death of J. P. Walker
Dublin Courier Dispatch.
  Joel P. Walker, Esq., died Sunday night last at the home of his sister, Mrs. I. J. Duggan, at Dudley.
  Mr. Walker retired Sunday night in his usual health. About 9 o'clock Mrs. Duggan was attracted by the peculiar manner of his breathing and went to his room. He died just a short time after she discovered that something was wrong with him.
  Mr. Walker was about 40 years of age. He was a native of Wilkinson county, but moved to Laurens with his father, the late Mr. Joshua Walker, a number of years ago and lived here nearly all of his life. He practiced law at Dublin bar for several years, also in Milledgeville, where he was married. For several years he had done but little law practice, living most of the time on his farm.
   Mr. Walker is survived by his wife and a daughter about ten years of age. He also leaves several brothers and sisters, Messrs. Tom J., J. B., E. J., and J. I. Walker were his brothers. His sisters are Mrs. I. J. Duggan of Dudley, Mrs. D. J. Pierce of Montrose, Mrs. Macon Whittaker of Harrison, Mrs. Rebecca Robinson of Florida and Mrs. L. C. Stephens of Tennille.
  We could learn nothing definite yesterday of the funeral arrangements. His remains will probably be interred today however, in Wilkinson county beside his father and other relatives.
  Mr. Walker had many friends in this county and elsewhere in the state, who regret very much to learn of his death.

October 27, 1904
Atlanta Constitution
NEGRO IS HELD ON SUSPICION. May Know More of Dorn Assault Than He Has Told.
  Milledgeville Ga., October 27 (Special) Grant Dorn, who was assaulted last night near Black Lake, in Wilkinson county, 12 miles below this city, was brought here this morning, and it is not believed he will live many hours.
  Mr. Dorn has been unconscious ever since the attack and unable to give any information as to who struck him. It is believed that the assassin took advantage of his being aslep (sic), as he was found lying in his bunk, his skull crushed in several places.
  Mr. Dorn, who is a brother of John S. Dorn, of Atlanta, and who was operating a saw mill for the Woodward Lumber Company, of Atlanta, was unquestionably attacked for the purpose of robbery.
  He was a native of New York, a quiet man, who had no trouble with any of his help. The cabin in which he was sleeping was half a mile in the swamp. He and a colored by (sic) about 18 years old were the only persons in the camp. He often takes a hundred dollars with him to pay off the hands, but it is thought he had little money with him, as hands were paid Saturday.
  This colored boy who was sleeping a few feet from him claims he knew nothing of the matter until he heard Mr. Dorn groan after he had been struck and his clothes torn from him.
  The assassin used an ax that belonged to the mill, and must have been someone thoroughly familiar with Mr. Dorn's habits and the location of the mill, as no one would be apt to stumble up on the camp, located as it is in a big swamp.
Boy Gave Alarm
  The boy who was with him and who came out and gave the alarm was brought to this city and lodged in jail by H. H. Barnes, who went to the camp this morning.
  This boy is named Charlie Dixon and it is believed that he has not told all he knows of the matter.

November 1, 1904
The Macon Telegraph
MR. DORN'S FUNERAL.
Two Negroes Arrested, Charged With Having Caused His Death.
  Milledgeville, Ga., Oct. 31. Mr. Grant Dorn who was assaulted at his sawmill near Black Lake, in Wilkinson county, twelve miles below this city, a few nights ago, died at his home in this city yesterday, never having regained consciousness. His funeral occurred from the Catholic church this morning and the remains were sent to Atlanta, his former home for interment. He leaves a wife and seven small children.
  Two negroes have been arrested and place in jail, but no convicting evidence has been found.

November 12, 1904
Macon Telegraph
    Gordon, Ga., Nov. 11 - Mrs. N. A. Whitehurst, an aged and very prominent lady of Wilkinson county, died suddenly yesterday and was buried today near Lewiston in the presence of a large concourse of friends. She laves two sons and four daughters and a large number of grandchildren to mourn her death and keep alive the memory of her many virtues, she was in the seventy-first year of her age. Her funeral was conducted by Rev. J. M. Butler, pastor of the Methodist church in Sandersville.

November 15, 1904
Union Recorder
Little Creek Items. Good morning! What refreshing weather we are having after the pleasant shower.
  Ha, ha! What a merry time we are having drinking cain juice! Just think how splendid it is for us girls to haunt the syrup makers.
   The 'opossum hunters are having a fine time hunting. The dogs' voices make the woods ring with music.
Mrs. Will Vinson, of this community, died at her home Tuesday night. She was struck with paralysis. She is survived by her husband and five children, and many relatives and friends.
  Quite a large congregation attended services at the Catholic church on the fifth Sunday.
  Messrs. Frank and George McCook visited Messrs. James and William Hogue Sunday last.
  Mr. George McAdams and Miss Rose Donnelly were united in marriage at Milledgeville Catholic church the fourth Sunday in October. We wish them a long and happy life.
  Mr. J. N. Hogue has the finest turnip patch in this vicinity.
  Miss Myrtle Pace visited Miss Minnie Hogue on last Sunday. She reports a jolly time.
  Guess what certain young couple attended services at Mt. Carmel Sunday last.
  Gents, get your violins in tune; merry, merry Christmas is coming!
  The wedding bells are tolling, repeating happy tolls. Some one is going to make an immediate step.
  Mr. Hartly has resumed his post as  mail carrier again, after a long continuance of fever.
  Mrs. Hogue visited Mrs. Young Wednesday evening.
  Misses Lora and Daisy Branan have accepted their schools.
   Mr. J. E. Hollomon and Miss Amanda Young visited the Misses Lewis Sunday last.
  Guess what young man in this vicinity is wearing mourning since Sunday.
  Miss Minnie Hogue spent Halloween night with Miss Amanda Young. Chrysanthemums.

November 25, 1904
Atlanta Constitution
W.H. Rutland, Irwinton, Ga.
Irwinton, Ga., November 24. (Special) The funeral services over the body of W. H. Rutland, who has been editor of The Irwinton Bulletin for years, was conducted yesterday morning. The interment was in the family cemetery. The deceased leaves a widow and three children. He had been ill only a few days.

December 6, 1904
Union Recorder
Mrs. Cinthy Elam, step-mother of Mrs. W. S. Elam, died at the latter's home in Gordon last Wednesday. Her death was sudden and unexpected. Her remains were brought to this city Thursday and interred in the city cemetery. They were accompanied to the city by Mr. Elam, Miss Fannie Elam, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Jones, Mrs. Horne, Mrs. Roberts and Mr. Carswell and others.
   Mrs. Elam was a resident of this county for many years, and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.

December 13, 1904
Atlanta Constitution
Thomas Smallwood Dead.
Macon, Ga. December 12 (Special) Thomas Smallwood, an ex-confederate, died this morning at his residence on Clinton street. The deceased was 72 years old at the time of his death. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, the body to be shipped for interment to Gordon, Ga.



1905

January 7, 1905
The Macon Telegraph
  Monday night last at Irwinton, Mr. W. T. Dupree was united in marriage to Mrs. Maggie Brown.
   Mr. Dupree for the past four years had been the tax collector of Wilkinson county. In the last election he was overwhelmingly re-elected for another term. Immediately after his marriage he resigned this office and will moved to Dublin in  a few days. He was formerly a citizen of Dublin where he has many friends.
  Mrs. Dupree was also for a number of years a citizen of Dublin. She moved to Colorado a few months ago where her husband died. Since coming back to Georgia she has made her home at Irwinton, but all of their business interests are in Dublin She has many friends here who are delighted to know that she will soon become a resident again.

January 22, 1905
Atlanta Constitution
Smallpox at Toomsboro
Toomsboro, Ga, January 21, - (Special) Smallpox is epidemic in this town. Y. T. Hobbs, the section boss of the Central railroad, has been confined with it several days. Several negro families have it. It is generally of mild type. No deaths having yet occurred.

January 24, 1905
Union Recorder
  The death of Mr. W. D. Kemp, which occurred at his home in this city last Friday morning, was one of unusual sadness, and touched every heart in the city. About nine days before his death Mr. Kemp contracted small-pox, and the disease advanced rapidly. The city authorities on last Thursday placed the residence under quarantine, and no one except the physician was allowed to enter or leave. Mrs. Kemp and the negro nurse were the only ones with him at the time of his death. His remains were prepared for burial by two negro men, who had had the disease, and carried to the cemetery, where the burial services were conducted by Revs. D. W. Brannen and Lamar Simms.
   Mr. Kemp came to this city from Wilkinson county eighteen or twenty years ago. For several years past he has been book-keeper at the brick yard of Mr. J. W. McMillan, and performed his duties faithfully. He was a hard working and industrious man, and a kind and devoted father.
  He is survived by Mrs. Kemp and eight chidren, who have the sympathy of our entire community in their hour of sadness.

February 4, 1905
The Macon Telegraph
   The death of Mr. E. F. Newby, a well known merchant of Skipperton, occurred at his residence at that place Wednesday night. He was 63 years of age. He is survived by his wife, two brothers and two sisters. They are G. H. and H. H. Newby of Macon and Mrs. Susie Asby (Asbell)  and Mrs. Mollie Acort  (Aycock) of Gordon, Ga.
  He was sick for only ten days and his death came as a shock to the family and friends.
  The remains will be taken to Gordon, Ga., this morning for interment.

February 4, 1905
The Macon Telegraph
DEATH OF MR. JENKINS
Occurred at Residence of His Mother Yesterday in Vineville.
Albert E. Jenkins died yesterday afternoon at the residence of his mother, Mrs. L. S. Jenkins, on Clayton street, in Vineville. Mr. Jenkins had been in declining health for about a year, was well known in Macon and had many friend.
  He leaves a mother, Mrs. L.S. Jenkins, one sister Miss Ella Z. Jenkins, and one brother, Mr. Clarence M. Jenkins. He was 37 years of age.
  The funeral services will occur at the family residence this morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Mr. Hughes of the Christian church, after which the remains will be taken to Toomsboro, Ga., over the Central at 11:30 this morning, where the interment will take place in the family burial ground at Poplar Springs. The interment will take place Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

February 8, 1905
Atlanta Constitution
Funeral of Mrs. Criswell.
Macon, Ga, February 7 (Special) The remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Criswell who died Monday at her home in East Macon, were carried to McIntyre, Ga., where the funeral service and interment will take place this morning.

February 11, 1905
Macon Telegraph
Milledgeville, Ga., Feb. 10
  Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Parker of Toomsboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Mamie Lee, to Mr. Augustus Pennington, the marriage to occur at their home February 22. They will have many friends here who will attend.
  Miss Gilmore of McIntyre, Ga., who has been visiting relatives in the city has returned home.

February 17, 1905
Atlanta Constitution
CHILDREN SAVED FROM THE FLOOD
William Wall Rescued Three Little Girls From Drowning
Wilkinson County Farmer While Carrying Children to Wedding, Drove Into Swollen Stream
and after Heroic Efforts Reached Shore
By Will A. Branan
Macon, Ga., February 18 (Special) In connection with the freeze and recent rains throughout the country, a story of true heroism has been brought to Macon by planters of Wilkinson county.
  William Wall, a farmer of that county, had promised to carry the three little girls of a neighbor to a country wedding in his buggy.
  When Mr. Wall drove up to one of the many streams, which had never been more than a branch across the road, he did not hesitate to drive into it, unaware how much it was swollen by freshets from up the country.
  Before he could do anything, his buggy was swept down stream, the two horses were off their feet, and the three little girls were struggling in the water.
  Mr. Wall was able to rescue each child in turn, swimming to a place of safety through the icy water. The third little girl, who is only 6, was going down for the third time when Mr. Wall caught her by the heels and swam with her to the bank.
  In an effort to save his horses, who were unable to swim because of the buggy they were hitched to, Mr. Wall was so excited that he slashed the breast of one in an attempt to cut away the harness. The wound may prove to be fatal.
  After his work was over, Mr. Wall was so exhausted he could hardly stand.
  His own wet clothes and the dresses of his little friends were frozen stiff before the home of a neighbor was reached.

February 28, 1905
Union Recorder
  ~excerpt~ Mrs. Mary Smith, widow of the late Mr. A. M. Smith, died at her home in Wilkinson county, Feb. 12th, 1905.
  Mrs. Smith was born in Wilkinson county, Jan. 21, 1824. At the age of 17 she was united in marriage to Mr. A. M. Smith who preceded her to the grave nine years. To this union there were born fifteen children, twelve of whom preceded her to the spririt land. The children who survived her are, Mrs. Mary Doke, of Wilkinson county; Mr. L. M. Smith, of Baldwin county, and Miss Janie Smith, who has since died. She leaves many grand children and great grand children, and host of other relatives to mourn her death.

February 28, 1905
Union Recorder
~excerpt~ Miss Janie Smith died at her home in Wilkinson county, Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 1905, after an illness of nine days, with the grippe. During the illness of her mother, who died just one week before, she nursed her tenderly and lovingly.
  She was sixty-three years of age,..She is survied by one brother and a sister, many relatives and friends to mourn her death....

March 20, 1905
Macon Telegraph
FUNERAL SERVICES OF MRS. E. C. NAPIER. Rev. J. L. White Will Officiate - Remains Will Be Laid to Rest at Rose Hill Cemetery - Services at Her Late Residence on College Street.
  The funeral of Mrs. Eugenia C. Napier, mother of Mrs. Alexander Proudfit, Mrs. Mark O'Daniel, and J. H. and E. Tris Napier, will occur at her late residence No. 263 College street, this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. J. L. White will conduct the services. Mrs. Napier was the daughter of the late W. E. Carswell, one of Georgia's pioneer citizens, and extensive planters. She was a woman of rare intellect, sweet spirited. Those who knew her were made better through her Christian influence.
  After the services at the residence her remains will be laid to rest in Rose Hill cemetery.

April 2, 1905
Macon Telegraph
In Memoriam
Mrs. Eugenia Napier, the idolized and only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Carswell was born of Revolutionary ancestry in Wilkinson county Georgia, October 11, 1834. At a tender age she attended school at Old Midway, then the seat of culture for middle Georgia. Her education was completed at La Grange under the tutelage of the eminent divine and scholar, Dr. Henry H. Tucker, and Mr. Milton Bacon, president of the institution. She graduated in a class of lovely and distinguished women, among whom were Mrs. Gen. Colquitt, Mrs. Fornker, Mrs. Noah K. Davis of Virginia and the first Mrs. Logan E. Bleckley, and the sweet friendships of her girlhood days were continued through life.
   After a girlhood made bright and joyous by hosts of friends and admirers (for to know her was to love her), she was wooed and won by Mr. Edmund Trisslillan Napier, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Napier, of Macon, Ga., who had just returned to America after completing his education in Europe. They were happily married in October of 1857, and after spending two years in Macon, Ga., they took up their residence in Union Springs, Ala. There amid the distractions of the civil war, with her husband and the greater part of the time at the front, she established a sweet home for her children. They first year after the war she bravely helped her husband to restore his shattered fortune. Then came the first great sorrow of her life, when she lost her beloved husband. One morning he bade her a tender goodbye and rode away in the vigor of health and manhood; In the evening his lifeless body was brought back to his devoted young wife. Mr. Napier had been thrown from his horse and instantly killed. After nine happy years of wedded life, the broken hearted young widow returned to her father's home in Wilkinson county. Her devoted parents, with loving care, aided her in rearing and educating her children.
  In 1887 her beloved father passed away, but she continued to live in the home of her childhood with her aged mother, her daughter having married, and her sons having established a  business in Macon. Eight years after the death of her father their beautiful old home was destroyed by fire. Her mother survived the shock only five months, and was laid by her husband, near the little white church nestling amid the oaks on the Carswell plantation. Mrs. Napier then took up her residence near her children in Macon, where she attracted many new but true friends.
  From among us has passed out one who was a type of the dainty, modest, refined Southern woman. She was distinguished for her gentleness, and yet she was strong in all the attributes of true womanhood. She was always magnetic and attractive and exerted an unconscious influence for good upon all who knew her. "Her children rise up and call her blessed," for her life of tender, unselfish devotion to them. She was blessed in her children, she has fulfilled her mission, and she passed to her reward with the knowledge that she did not live in vain. When she knew that the end was approaching she was supported by the Christian faith, and she fell asleep to be awakened by the light of the eternal morning. BY A FRIEND.

May 5, 1905
Tifton Gazette
~excerpt~ The death of Judge James F. Goodman, at his home in Sparks, Friday night....stricken with aform of paralysis a little over two weeks before his death...suffered a second stroke about a week after the first..
   Mr. James F. Goodman was born in Wilkinson county, Georgia, May 13, 1821, and married Miss Martha M. Webb Oct. 22, 1840, and by this union three children were born to them, one of which, Rev. J. J. F. Goodman, still survies. Mrs. Martha M. Goodman departed this life Aug. 21, 1847, and later, Oct. 18, 1849, Judge Goodman married Miss Amanda Dean, who survives him. To this last union, ten children were born, eight of whom are living: Messrs. G. W. Goodman, O. P. Goodman and A. S. Goodman, of Berrien county, and W. P. Goodman, of Arkansas, Mesdames Alfred Simpson, Jasper Tison, Reddick McKinnon and L. B. Lovett, of Berrien county. His descendants probably number 200..
   Judge Goodman moved to Berrien county fifty years ago, and moved from Nashville, where he lived about forty years, to Sparks about twelve years ago. He served his county well...judge of the old inferior court, and county school commissioner for twenty-two years.
  The funeral services were conducted Saturday  afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of the deceased by Rev. A. L. Blizzard, of the Baptist church, of which faith Judge Goodman had been a member for thirty-seven years. The business houses of the town were closed in respect to his memory during the services. His body was taken to the grave by the Masons and interred after their beautiful and impressive form. ..oldest Mason in the county. The Nashville, Sparks and Adel lodges took part in the services-Times.

May 21, 1905
Atlanta Constitution
Mrs. A. V. Barfield, Milledgeville
Macon, Ga., May 20 (Special) Mrs. A. V. Barfield died in Milledgeville last night at the age of 51 years. The body was brought to Macon this morning and remained at the residence of her son, A.J. Barfield, on Stratton street. The remains will be carried to Gordon tomorrow for the funeral and interment.

May 25, 1905
Macon Weekly Telegraph
GEORGE A. STUCKEY TAKES HIS OWN LIFE.
OVERWHELMED BY HIS SORROWS AND MISFORTUNES, THE FORMER POLICEMAN, WHILE TAKING CARE OF HIS INVALID MOTHER, SWALLOWS LAUDANUM WITH DELIBERATE INTENT TO COMMIT SUCCEED - HE LEAVES NOTE THAT CONFIRMS THIS THEORY OF HIS DEATH.
     After nursing his dying mother, night and day, for eight weeks, George A. Stuckey, of 407 Walnut street ended his life yesterday with a dose of laudanum from the supply that he had been administering to relieve the intense pain of the invalid mother.
  Forty-two years ago Stuckey was born in Bibb county and most of those two score years and two have been an up hill pull. When he was but a baby his father was killed and his mother married again. Fifteen years ago his step-father died and he took upon himself the duty of supporting his mother. About 1893 he joined the Macon police force and became a most popular as well as efficient officer, until domestic troubles clouded his life.
    After leaving the police force about eight years ago he became a motorman on the street railway, then became a painter. Two years ago, while painting a house, he fell from the scaffold, receiving serious injuries to his legs.
  Eight weeks ago Stuckey's mother, who is 69 years old, became confined to her bed, and the son not having money to pay for a nurse, stayed with her day and night, picking up odd jobs, when he could, to buy medicine and food. The strain he was under began to tell on him and yesterday morning about 9 o'clock, he tore off a slip of paper from a Mutual Life Insurance pad and wrote: "I will take it all," then drained a bottle containing laudanum. After taking the opiate he wrote again, "I have drank it all. I have-" and he fell back unconscious on a bed in the same room with his dying mother.
   At 7 o'clock last night Justice of the Peace W. S. Mayfield, in the absence of Coroner Young, held an inquest over the body at the Macon Hospital, the verdict being" "That G. A. Stuckey came to his death from an overdose of opiate taken with suicidal intend, said opiate being in our opinion laudanum."
  The jurors were: S. F. Mann, foreman; H. V. Napier, George W. Gardner, S. Hencht, C. T. Cornell and Nat Frey.
  The first witness to be called was Mrs. Mary Lee, who lived in the same house with the suicide. Mrs. Lee said that she went into the room between 9 and 10 o'clock and found Stuckey writhing in pain, and that they an empty laudanum bottle was by him. She then ran across the street and informed the people over there of the fact.
  Mrs. Nancy Cromwell was the next witness called. Mrs. Cromwell also lives at 407 Walnut, she testified that Stuckey had been living in the room with his mother ever since the mother had been confined to the bed, that when she entered their room he was unconscious.
   Dr. L. H. Adams testified that Stuckey was brought to the hospital at 11:45 o'clock; that he was in an unconscious condition and was suffering from an overdose of opiate, and that he died at 12:20 o'clock.
  The surviving members of the family are: Mrs. Mary Bullock, mother of the deceased, a brother, B. F. Stuckey, of Twiggs county, and one sister, Mrs. T. Oscar Abel, of this city.
  The burial will take place today, the exact time has not, as yet, been set.

June 27, 1905
Union Recorder
Dr. R. G. Smith died at his home in this city last Wednesday night about nine o'clock after an illness of several weeks with typhoid fever.
  The funeral services were held at the Baptist church Thursday, afternoon at five o'clock. In the absence of the pastor, Rev. Lamar Sims, Rev. Joel T. Daves, conducted the services in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends of the deceased. The interment took place in the city cemetery.
  Dr. Smith was a native of Wilkinson county, and was sixty-three years of age. He served in the Confederate army during the civil war and was a brave and true soldier. He came to this city something over twenty-five years ago, and made his home here. He was a pleasant and affable gentlemen, and was recognized as a physician of ability. For several years past he has been county physician and looked after the health of the county's convicts, prisoners and inmates of the poor house.
  Dr. Smith is survived by his wife and one son, Mr. Wm. Smith and a number of relatives. They have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.
 

THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
VOLUME X Number 48
Friday July 21, 1905, page 2
TURLINGTON-HOLLOMAN
    Saturday afternoon last Mr Willie T. Turlington and Miss Jewel Holloman were united in marriage.  The ceremony was performed at the home of Mr. Thomas Turlington in this city by Rev. W. M. Gillmore.  The marriage was a great surgrise (sic) to everyone except the close personal friends of the bride and groom. There was some objection to the marriage on the part of the parents of the young lady.  Saturday, they met at Shady Grove, in Wilkinson County, and drove to Dublin, where the ceremony was performed.     Mr. Turlington is a well known young man of this city, and has many friends.  He is progressive and energetic and has a splendid business.
    The bride is a daughter of Mr. T. J. Holloman of Wilkinson County, and is a very popular young lady.
    The bride and groom will make their future home in this city - Dublin Courier Dispatch.
Submitted by: Joy McCook

THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
VOLUME X November 48
Friday July 21, 1905, page 2
LIBERTY CHURCH ITEMS
On the first of July,Alice, the twenty month old babe of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Pierce, died after an illness of several days.  We extend unto the bereaved parents our heartfelt sympathy.
Submitted by: Joy McCook

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Volume X, No. 49
Friday, July 28, 1905
Page 2
J T Dennard, wife and little daughter, Clifford, spent Saturday and Sunday in Macon.

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Volume X, No. 51
Friday, August 11, 1905
Page 2
McIntyre and rural news:
    On last Wednesday, 2nd inst., at 4 o'clock pm, the death angel darkened the door of Mr. F. M. McCook to accompany the spirit of his dear mother, Mrs. Armissia McCook back to Him who sent it.  Mrs. McCook was 81 years old and although she has been confined to her bed since February 1900 from the affects of a stroke of paralysis, she has been no less dear to her loved ones whose greatest pleasure was in ministering to her every want that was in their power to obtain with the same tender care that she brought them up under.  She leaves a large family of children who are the honored parents of some of our most prominent families, grand - and great grand - children and many friends mourn her loss.  Her remains were interred at Snow Hill cemetery Thursday.
Submitted by: Joy McCook

August 12, 1905
The Macon Telegraph
GORDON NEWS AND PERSONAL NOTES.
  Gordon, Ga., Aug. 11 - On Wednesday the Jeffersonville baseball team met the James Station team here. Rain broke up the game. The Jeffersonville people stayed over night and fought out to a finish a game with the locals, which resulted in a great defeat for the visiting boys by a score of 7 to 3. The Jeffersonville boys did some very good work, but Tomlinson was in every way too much for them. striking them out almost as fast as they came to the bat.
  Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hooks, of Macon, are spending some time with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Jones.
  Mrs. Lizzie Gordon, of Americus, is stopping with Col. Jones. Mrs. Gordon as Miss Lizzie Fitzpatrick, was one of the most popular young ladies ever raised here. She has been away for ten or twelve years and it was quite a treat to the town to have her visit here again.
   Aunt Mary Whitaker, of Macon, another of the old time Gordonites, is here, for her annual rest. Everybody knows Aunt mary and hails each visit with more delight than the one preceding.  She is the aunt of Mr. B. F. Ryle, Sr., and B. F. Ryle, Jr., and mother of the two Whitaker boys of the Central railroad force of Macon.

August 13, 1905
The Macon Telegraph
GORDON NEWS AND PERSONAL NOTES.
Gordon, Ga., Aug. 12 - Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Horne, after a vacation of two months, taking in Jackson, Indian Spring, and Hawkinsville, Ga., have returned home. Mr. Horne is the manager of the local baseball team and to this is due the success of the team this season.
  Mr. Ernest Haynes and sister, Miss Alice May, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Horne here.
  Mr. J. W. Hooks, of Macon, Ga., has purchased the house formerly owned here by him and he will prepare it for his own use.
  Mrs. E. C. Ryle and little daughter have gone to the mountains of North Georgia for the summer. They are stopping now with the Rev. and Mrs. Deweese in Cumming, Ga. Before returning they will visit some of the resorts of this famous section.
  Rev. W. D. Dewett has just had a great meeting at New Haven Baptist church, in Twiggs county. He received into the church six members by baptism. The little Misses Ellabel and Georgia Pack, daughters of Rev. B. M. Pack, of Atlanta, are here as guests of Baptist families of Gordon. They are very interesting little girls and have added very materially to the pleasures of the children of Gordon. They were delightfully entertained at a lawn party by Miss Daisy Ryles.
  Miss Lilla Kelly, of the Gordon Hotel, left yesterday for Indian Spring.
  Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Pearson will take in Washington city next week and returning will visit Tallulah Falls for several days.
  Miss Mattie Gay Tomlinson went to Eatonton ten days ago to be present at a house party at Dr. Walkers.

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Volume X, No. 52
Friday, August 18, 1905
Page 2
Mrs. Elizabeth Stubbs of Macon, is visiting her son, Mr. R. L. Stubbs.
Mrs. M. A. Wheeler has been visiting her brother, Mr. R. L. Stubbs
Mrs. Peavy and Miss Ola McCook, of Irwinton, attended preaching at Liberty Sunday.
Submitted by: Joy McCook

August 22, 1905
Macon Telegraph
~extract
August 20, at 11 o'clock Miss Sibyl Portia Dilliard, of Hollins, Va., and Mr. Henry Fulton Stokes, of Gordon, Ga.  married Liberty Hill church by Rev. C. W. Curry, of Gordon, Ga.  Guests were entertained at country home of Mr. J. A. Stokes, brother of the bridegroom.

August 22, 1905
Macon Telegraph
Williams - Lee.   Yesterday afternoon Miss Fannibelle Lee, of Gordon, Ga., was married to Mr. J. W. Williams, of Covington, the ceremonies taking place at the home of the bride's father, Dr. W. W. Lee, of Gordon. the bride is the sister of Dr. W. G. Lee, of Macon, and was a leader in Gordon's social circles.
  Mr. and Mrs. Williams will leave at once for Washington, D.C. and returning two weeks hence, will make their residence at Gordon.

August 22, 1905
Union Recorder
  Mr. Ed F. Hardy died at his home in Wilkinson County, last Sunday morning, after an illness of about three weeks.
  Mr. Hardy's remains were interred in the family burial ground in east Baldwin Monday morning.
  Mr. Hardy was a son of Mr. William Hardy, and was a native of Baldwin county. He purchased a plantation in Wilkinson county, and went there to make his home the first of the present year. He is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of Mr. R. D. Smith, and three or four children. He was an industrious hard-working man, and had a large member of friends, who regret his death.

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Volume XI, No. 2
Friday, September 1, 1905
Page 2
The poplar and efficient salesman, Mr. Oscar Bloodworth, who has for some time been with the firm M. A. McCraw is now connected with the firm McCraw & Myrick where he will be pleased to greet his many friends.
Mr. Ivey Stubbs, of Mitchell, was in town Saturday.
Submitted by: Joy McCook

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Volume XI, No. 4
Friday, September 15, 1905. Page 2
Miss Lucie Everage and Mr. Joe Bloodworth were married last Sunday morning at 10 o'clock  - witnessed by a large number of friends who wish them a calm and quiet voyage across the sea of matrimony - We too, says The Bulletin.
C.W. Dennard was indisposed a few days last week.
Submitted by: Joy McCook

September 10, 1905
Atlanta Constitution
Milledgeville.   Wednesday last Mr. Eben N. Reynolds of our city, was united in marriage to Miss Janette Burney , of Irwinton.

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Volume XI, No. 4
Friday, September 15, 1905, Page 3
LIBERTY. Mr. J. W. Lord and little daughter, Inez was in our midst Sunday.
Mr. Jim McCook, and sister Miss Eula, attended preaching her Sunday.
Submitted by: Joy McCook

October 15, 1905
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Child Falls Into Barrel Of Hot Water
Gordon, Ga. Oct 14 - The little 6-year-old girl of Mr. W. M. Follendore, about six miles from here, fell into a barrel of hot water yesterday afternoon and was very severely scaled, and grave fears are entertained for her recovery.

October 11, 1905
The Augusta Chronicle
THREE DAYS AND NIGHTS OF TERROR
     My father, Judge J.C. Bower, was the ordinary of Wilkinson county, Georgia, at Irwinton, in 1864.
     The battle had been fought at Griswold, and the victory won by the enemy. My father and oldest brother, Oren (aged 16) had gone with others to recruit our army;  but we turned back near Gordon, as the enemy had won the day and were
coming toward Irwinton.
    One afternoon, the latter part of November, 1864, two children were playing under a grape arbor. The leaves had formed a carpet of ocre and yellow as they drifted from the parent vine above. Flora was a fair, rosy-cheeked child with golden curls, in which Old Sol played hide and seek, as he sought his couch behind the western hills. Elly, her playmate, was a little negress, with kinky hair. A sound of martial music floated over the hills and valleys as the western breeze wafted it to them. Cannon gleamed in the sunlight as legions of soldiers and prancing steeds kept time to the music, on "Sherman's March to the Sea."
     Elly stood in a listening attitude, saying "Flora, what's dat" Doan' you hear ...Bum,, bum! Bum-de-bum!!" "Yes, I expect it's the Yankees." "Doan' you see all dem folks dressed in blue? Dem horses and waggins comin down de hill over younder on de Macon road? Let's tell Miss Marthy and Mammy."
     They rushed into the house and told the unwelcome news. "The Yankees had come." They entered our village late in the afternoon and pitched their tents on the outskirts of town to camp.
    My mother, Martha E. Bower, was attending to her evening duties, when a Yankee officer walked in the room where she was, ..bright light in the open fireplace showed to better advantage a man with a kindly face, dressed in a suit of blue with brass buttons. He spied a gun on the rack over the door, and told my mother if she wanted to keep it she had better put it away, for if his men found it they would take same. He also told here he would guard her house on the morrow, and she must put everything there she wanted.
     "Rest secure; you are safe tonight" he said, as he left the house. Mother took the gun, carried it upstairs and hid it in the chimney. Late at night my father came from the plantation and she let him in at the back door. Early next morning they commenced to carry everything in the house- syrup, potatoes, corn; everything eatable, the neighbors helping them. The back door was locked, the guard stood at the front door. The whole place was filled with Yankees, killing chickens, taking down potato hills, taking logs from corn cribs, and bringing scooner wagons and hauling off corn. As the Yankees would dip syrup from the barrel, my mother would dip and smear his sleeve, and he would curse her.
     At the plantation, one-half mile away, the Yankees were killing geese, hogs, chickens; and burned the ginhouse, knocked the top off the carriage, filled it full of sheep, hitched two steers to it, and drove past home, and called to papa, "Here is your fine carriage, old Reb."
     On the third day the army continued the "March to the Sea. " As far as the eye could reach were cannon, ambulances, wagons, cavalry and infantry, going toward Savannah. Some stragglers were left behind to burn the town. Two of them came up home and told papa they wanted his overcoat. He told them he needed it for the winter. They told him to pull it off, when mother took it and ran around the house with the coat. The Yankee started after her on his horse. She ran up the back steps and when she did he cursed her and pointed his pistol in her face and told here he would kill her if she did not give it to him. She threw the coat at him and said, "If it was not for my little children I would not care, you have destroyed everything we have."
     As he left he said, "he was coming back and burn up the house." They went down town and set fire to all the public buildings, and when they fired the courthouse, Mrs. A. Baum a jeweler lived right beyond. She was very much frightened, and cried, wringing her hands, "Aine Got in Himmel!" "Meeser Baum is gone, what is me and my children goin to do?"  "My baby is just three weeks old." For fear the house would burn down the Yankees put her and her children out in a drizzling rain, and she has been deaf ever since caused from exposure.
MRS. E. BOWER AVANT

October 13, 1905
The Macon Telegraph
Death of Mrs. Cobb. News reached the city yesterday of the sad death of Mrs. Cora Cobb, wife of W. D. Cobb of Gordon, Ga. Mrs. Cobb was sick only a short time, and her many friends will be grieved to learn of her untimely death. She leaves a husband and four children, one boy and three girls, besides her mother, Mrs. D. Kennington, three brothers and seven sisters. They are Messrs. J. H. Kennington, B. and R. F. Kennington, Mrs. F. D. Hardy, Mrs. L. F. Lavender of Macon, Mrs. J A. McDaniel of Macon, Mrs. James M. Fountain, Mrs. E. O. Smith, Mrs. W. J. Strong and Mrs. J. F. Osborne.
  The funeral services will be held this morning from the residence near Gordon at 10 o'clock, Rev. C. W. Curry officiating.
  The interment will be in the family burying ground.

October 17, 1905
The Macon Telegraph
The Death of a Little Girl. Florine, the 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Manderson, died yesterday morning at 5 o'clock at the residence of her parents, 354 Elm street. She had been sick only a week and her death was unexpected.
   The body was shipped to Toomsbsboro last night over the Central of Georgia railway and the funeral and interment will take place there today.

October 23, 1905
The Macon Daily Telegraph
DEATH OF W. M. M'DANIEL AGED CONFEDERATE VETERAN
W.M. McDaniel, aged seventy years, and a Confederate Veteran, died yesterday morning at his home, near Gordon, Ga., after an illness of several weeks. Mr. McDaniel leaves a wife, four sons and five daughters. The funeral will be held at the residence near Gordon today at 11  o'clock, and the interment will take place at the family burial ground.

October 28, 1905
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Mrs. R. S. Smith, aged 67, died yesterday at 11 o'clock at Gordon, Ga.
  Mrs. Smith was sick some time, but death was a shock to the community. She was a member of the Baptist church and was a lovable Christian lady.
  She is survived by her husband, Mr. R. S. Smith, and nine children to mourn her death.
  The funeral will take place at 12 o'clock at the residence, Rev. J. H. Gresham, officiating. The interment will be at Brandon (Branan) cemetery.

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Volume XI, No. ? November 3, 1905. Page 1
Miss Ola McCook left Monday for White Springs.  She will resume the principalship of the school at that
place. W. C. Kenney and boys of Macon spent last Sunday here with D. McCook.

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Volume XI, No. 10 November 10, 1905 Page 1
GEORGIA- Wilkinson County
To The Honorable Board of County Commissioners of Roads and Revenue of said county: The undersigned respectfully ask the opening and establishing of a new public road, commencing at the residence of J. F. Porter, in Turkey Creek District
(353rd G. M.), of said county, and running in a south-westerly direction to the town of Danville, and passing through the lands of Fannie E. Porter, W. T. Porter, and F. E. Johnson.  The total length of said road being about one mile.  Said road to run where the private road on said lands now run.  Petitioners ask that said road be established with a right of way at least 25 feet .  A plat of said proposed public road is hereto:
J. F. Porter J. B. Yarbrough
R. J. Davidson Fannie E. Porter
W. T. Porter F. E. Johnston.

November 12, 1905
The Macon Telegraph
Death of Mr. J. H. Bateman
Gordon, Ga. Nov. 11 - Mr. J. H. Bateman, a prominent farmer and for four years tax collector for this county, died at Ivey, Ga. yesterday. Mr. Bateman leaves a wife and son and daughter with five brothers. He was a member of Gordon lodge of Masons, and will be buried at Camp Creek, in Baldwin county.

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Volume XI, No. 12. November 17, 1905. Page 1
After much difficulty in finding a suitable person to perform the ceremony, Mr. Mack Lord and Miss Emma Stubbs were united in marriage, Sunday p.m. at M. E. Wheeler's after the participating parties had waited quite a while for Mr. Wheeler's return home. We wish for them a smooth voyage over the sea of life on their first expedition. - Oh yes, so do we. - Bulletin
Submitted by: Joy McCook

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Volume XI, No. 12 November 17, 1905. Page 1
IN MEMORIAM:.  Mrs. Cathrine Johnson, Thursday morning of October 26, 1905, as the hands of the old time-piece pointed to ten minutes before four o'clock, the soul of Mrs. Johnson entered into the mysteries of another world.  She had been lingering between life and death - suffering untold agonies- four days; on Thursday the angel of death invaded the old homestead and beckoned her to come.  She had been speechless the four days of her illness, and silently passed away with a peaceful,
happy countenance.
    In grand-mother's death, Wilkinson County loses one of its old land-marks, being in her 78th year, and has lived within its borders these many years.  The county not only loses one of its oldest citizens, but a woman who was well known and loved and esteemed by all who knew her.  She had been a member of the Methodist Church for a number of years and her absence
from the house of worship was due to old age and feebleness.  The least we can say, she was a good Christian woman.  Her death is deeply regretted by not only her relatives but a host of loving friends.
    Her remains were laid to rest at the cemetery at Ball's church on Friday a.m.  Her maiden name was Cathrine Ross.  She was born in this county on the 31st day of August 1827, with six children, four of whom survive her, viz: Mrs. H. T. Stinson, Mrs. S. J. Sanders, W. A. and I. F. Johnson, all of this county.  Those preceding her in death were Mrs. Penny Player
and Mrs. Emma Wyatt.     She was the grandmother of 32 children and 30 great grandchildren.  She was an industrious being, and up to this year has managed her household duties, accordingly enjoying good health until April when she had a stroke of paralysis and since has been very feeble.
We miss thee, dear grandma,
But we would not call thee back
To suffer with here;
But we'll strive to meet thee
Where no tears are ever shed.
--Lucie
Submitted by: Joy McCook

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Volume XI, No. 13. November 24, 1905. Page 2
S. S. Parmelee Company
Buggies, Wagons, Harness, Saddles, Bicycles, Boy's Wagons and Velocipedes.  Will meet all prices, quality
considered, but nothing so cheap as not to be worth your money.
Mr. Jim McCook, who has been with us for several years, will appreciate a call from his friends of his
old home county.  Call or write for prices. Corner of Second and Poplar Streets, Macon, Ga.
Submitted by: Joy McCook

November 28, 1905
Union Recorder
FAMILY REUNION
  A reunion of the Bloodworth family was held at the old homestead in Bloodworth District, Wilkinson county, on Nov. 22, that date being the eighty-second birthday of Mrs. Susan Bloodworth.
  Although "Grandma" has reached such a ripe old age, she yet retains much of the vigor of youth and keeps in excellent health. She is of the old type of womanhood for which our South is famed, and which we all love and revere. For several years past it has been the custom for all the children who could to gather at the old home on her birthday, to spend a cherry day in reminiscences, for the grandchildren to get acquainted, and listen to the war tales of the five uncles who followed Lee and Jackson, for the great grand children to wonder at the great number of Bloodworth's, and for the great great grand children, to be made sick from constant "kissing" and being shown to its host of relatives.
  The weather was fine, and the dinner was still finer, and the Bloodworth reputation on that line is still maintained by great odds. Below is a list of the children and number of grandchildren and great grand children,
Mrs. A. Pennington, deceased - seven grand children, and twenty-three great grand children;
M. M. Bloodworth - eleven grand children, and fourteen great grand children;
J. H. Bloodworth - seven grand children, and five great grand children;
Mrs. A. Grenade - ten grand children, and twenty-two great grand children;
Mrs. A. W. Patterson - 6 grand children, and eight great grand children;
Mrs. Sabina Smith - four grand children, five great grand children;
Mrs. S. Whitfield - seven grand children, and two great grand children;
L. F. Bloodworth;
Mrs. J. A. Eady deceased, five grand children;
A. C. Bloodworth - six grand children
Mrs. Lewis Brannen - four grand children, and one great grand child;
Mrs. Iverson Golden, deceased, three grand children.
Number children living ten, grand children seventy-three, great grand children eighty-five.

December 9, 1905
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Beautiful Home Wedding.
Gordon, Ga., Dec. 8. A beautiful home wedding was that of Mr. Erasmus Lewis and Miss Lydia Brooks at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brooks, of this place, on the 6th inst. Only the near relatives of the couple were present. They were there from Macon, Savannah, McIntyre and Irwinton. Mr. Lewis is the son of Mr. W. G. Lewis of this county, and a man of sterling worth, and Miss Brooks is one of the fairest of young women and possessed of many womanly attractions.

December 18, 1905
Macon Daily Telegraph
Funeral of Miss Neesmith.  The funeral services of Miss Dollie Neesmith took place at the residence of her mother, Mrs. A.N. Neesmith, yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Harris, assistant pastor of the Second Baptist, officiating.
  After the funeral services, the body was carried to Wilkinson county, where the interment took place yesterday afternoon.



1906

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Volume XI, No. 17
January 6, 1906, Page 1
Warren Lindsey of Dublin spent last week with his parents here.
Miss Bessie Brundage was home during the holidays.
Marvin Baker of Cochran spent part of last week in the city.
Mrs. E. J. Spencer of Pinehurst, visited Mrs. D. McCook last week.
Jim McCook and Lamont Myers, of Macon, visited Mrs.Kenney during the holidays.
Oscar McCook of Fort Valley, visited his mother here last week.
The family of Mr. C. W. Spears have moved to Milledgeville.  We regret very much give up these valuable citizens.
Col. G. H. Carswell was called to Savannah Monday to attend the funeral of his nephew Master Dupree Carswell.
Mr. Billie McCook formerly a Wilkinson County man, but now at Texas, is visiting in the county.  It has been about sixteen years since he was here, and his many old friends were very glad to see him.
Mrs. R. L. Stubbs and family visited Macon last week.
Submitted by: Joy McCook

Excerpts from THE IRWINTON BULLETIN
Volume XI, No. 17
January 6, 1906, Page 4
OBITUARY
     On the night of December 23rd, 1905 about 11 o'clock the death angel silently stole into the home of Mrs. J. N. Parker and carried the spirit of her beloved husband Mr. J. N. Parker into the mysteries of another world.  He had been in feeble health for a long time and had been confined to his bed very near three months.  His death had been expected for several
days, although it was a shock to his family and most especially his faithful wife, who had waited on him so attentively during his long illness.
     He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and had been for a number of years.  He was in his sixty-eighth year  - one among the oldest men in the community and he was a brave soldier belonging to Company F, Third Georgia Regiment.
     His remains were interred at Mt. Nebo cemetery Sunday Dec. 24th at 4 o'clock.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hamp Stevens of Irwinton.
     The family has our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement.
Call not back the dear departed,
Anchored safe where storms are o'er
On the border land we left them,
Soon to meet to part no more.
--- A Cousin
Submitted by: Joy McCook

January 31, 1906
The Atlanta Constitution
T. E. Freeman, Toomsboro, Ga. Toomsboro, Ga., January 30. - (Special) Thomas E. Freeman, a well-known and highly respected citizen of this place, died this morning. He was about 40 years old, a prominent Mason and member of the Methodist church. He leaves a wife and two children and several brothers and a large circle of friends.

March 27, 1906
Union Recorder
     Georgia, Baldwin County. Thaddeus G. Holt, Administrator of the estate of Thaddeus Holt, late of said County, deceased,  having applied to sell certain lots of lands, at either public or private sale, in pursuant to Section 3448 of the Civil Code of Georgia, belonging to said estate, lying and being in the County of Wilkinson, State of Georgia, and more particularly described as Land Lots Nos 325 and 326 of the 2nd District, and Land Lots Nos. 25, 26, 29 and 30, of the 4th District of said Wilkinson County, Ga.
   This is, therefore, to notify all persons interested that his application will be heard on the first Monday in April, 1906.
   This 5th of March, 1906.
W. H. STEMBRIDGE, Ordinary Baldwin Co., Ga.
 

April 10, 1906
The Atlanta Constitution
Sudden Death of Mrs. Roberts.
Macon, Ga., April 9 (Special) Mrs. Lizzie Roberts died early this morning at the east Macon residence of J. J. Roberts, her husband, who is a well known engineer, after an illness of a few hours. She retired last night apparently in good health, and soon became very ill. Medical attention was given, but she grew rapidly worse and died in the midst of the efforts to afford relief. She leaves, besides her husband, two small children. She was 37 years of age. The funeral will occur tomorrow at the residence and interment will take place at McIntyre, Ga., her old family home.

April 12, 1906
The Macon Daily Telegraph
SUDDEN DEATH COMES TO WELL KNOWN CITIZEN.
C.M. Branan, Taken Ill at 9 O'clock Last Evening, Only Lives Two Hours, Dying at 11 O'clock-Widely Known and Popular.
C. M. Branan, one of Macon's most popular and best known citizens, died suddenly about 11 o'clock last night at the home of his family 722 First street.
    Mr. Branan was feeling well at supper time, and ate heartily. About 9 o'clock he complained of feeling badly, and a short while afterwards a physician was summoned. Acute indigestion is thought to have been the cause of death.
    Mr. Branan was aged 55 years. He was born in Wilkinson county, and came to Macon in 1899. At first, he engaged in the livery business and was quite successful. later, he was associated with Alderman Jesse B. Hart in the undertaking business. He gave up this and opened up sale stables.
    Mr. Branan was successful in business. There were few men in Macon better known or better liked. His integrity was never questioned by anybody who ever had any dealings with him, and he possessed a genial nature that won and held a host of friends.
   He is survived by a wife, three sisters, and six children, who are as follows: Frank Branan, William Branan, Arthur Branan, Miss Lillian Branan, Miss Mattie Branan, all of this city, and Neil Branan, of New York city. Funeral arrangements will not be announced until the arrival of his son from New York.
    Alderman Hart, who was formerly associated with the deceased in business, was visibly affected when he learned of the death of his good friend last night.
   "He was as good a man has ever lived," Mr. Hart said, "and I know of no one who was more loyal and faithful as a friend, or more honest and upright as a man.
   "I knew Mr. Branan for years. I was associated in business with him for a long time. I can say truthfully and positively that I never knew a man who led a purer life, and who was more unselfish than he. He was a friend to every man who would let him be, and no deserving man ever asked for his aid and was refused. In his death I have lost a good, true friend. I have never had, and I never expect to have, a better one."

April 13, 1906
The Macon Daily Telegraph
C. M. BRANAN WILL REST AT RIVERSIDE.
The funeral services of Mr. C. M. Branan, who died at his residence in this city on Wednesday, will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at 722 First street. Rev. J. B. Phillips and Rev. W. H. Budd will officiate. The pallbearers are James Carlisle, F. Chambers, Dr. Thomas Baker, J. H. B. Wilder, G. Glover and Mr. Stevens. The interment will be at Riverside cemetery.

February 19, 1906
Macon Weekly Telegraph
~excerpt
BOARD OF PARDONS ACTS ON ANOTHER BATCH OF CASES.
  Atlanta, Ga. Feb. 18. The following cases acted upon by the board of pardons reached the governor yesterday afternoon just as he was leaving his office, and after looking them over he concurred in the findings of the board:
W. A. Stuckey, convicted of voluntary manslaughter, in Laurens County in 1895 and sentenced to twenty years. Commuted to present service.

April 3, 1906
Union Recorder
Mrs. Annie Bateman died at her home in Wilkinson county, Saturday the 24th ult., after a lingering illness. Her remains were laid to rest in Camp Creek cemetery, Sunday, the 25th. We sympathize with the bereaved ones.

June 6, 1906
The Atlanta Constitution
WANTED - A man to open up kaolin mines and also to examine and test the clay. N. T. Carswell, Irwinton, Ga.

June 9, 1906
The Macon Daily Telegraph
SUSIE WHITAKER DIED YESTERDAY
   Susie Belle Whitaker, the 4-month's old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Whitaker, died yesterday morning at the residence of her parents, 1777 Third street. She had been ill only three weeks, and the death was very unexpected.
  Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the reasoned. Rev. Mr. Hughes will officiate. The burial will be at Cedar Ridge cemetery. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker sympathize deeply with them in their bereavement.

June 19, 1906
The Macon Daily Telegraph
ALLEDGED MURDERER WAS HERE YESTERDAY.
Dave Brookins, the negro arrested at Gordon, Ga., a short time ago, accused of murder, was placed in the Bibb County jail yesterday afternoon for several hours, awaiting the departure of the train to Irwinton, Ga. The man was in charge of Sheriff
J. L. Byington.

July 5, 1906
The Atlanta Constitution
FATAL SHOOTING AFFRAY AT PICNIC
Ben Huff Shoots His Uncle, Dock Collins
Fight Took Place Near McIntyre, Ga. , at Fourt of July Picnic, Wounded-Non-Combatant Also Mortally Hurt
McIntyre, Ga. July 4 (Special) Ben Huff shot and fatally wounded Dock Collins,a prosperous farmer, in a fight which took place here today at a Fourth of July picnic. An unknown negro was also struck by a stray bullet and will die. A general stampede followed the shooting and great excitement reigned for some time.
    Collins was a well-to-do citizen and was an uncle of the man who shot him. Corn liquor was the principal cause of the fight.

July 10, 1906
Union Recorder
  Mr. Doc Collins, a citizen of Wilkinson county ws shot and killed by his nephew, Mr. Ben Huff, a young farmer of Baldwin county, at McIntyre, Wednesday, the 4th of July.
  Last Wednesday, the 4th of July, was celebrated at McIntyre, by the gathering of a large number of people to enjoy ..ch making and a big barbecue. Among the crowd was Mr. Collins and Mr. Huff. It is reported that soon after both men reached the grounds a fuss occurred between them and Mr. Collins pulled his pistol and threatened to shoot Huff. Several men interfered and stopped the row at the time.
  Mr. Collins is said to have threatened the life of Mr. Huff, and the latter had determined to leave the picnic grounds, and return to his home in Baldwin county. He started toward the depot where a large crowed had gathered to see the train. Before reaching the depot he met Mr. Collins, and in a few seconds three shots rang out, and Mr. Collins fell desperately wounded, having been shot three times. Two of the bullets struck near the heart, and the other hit him in the left shoulder. One of the bullets passed through Mr. Collins and struck a negro several yards distance.
  The wounded man was taken in charge by friends and physicians, and carried to the depot. It was realized that he was desperately wounded, and in spite of the efforts to save his life, Mr. Collins died at half past four o'clock in the afternoon.
  Mr. Huff was arrested, and carried to Irwinton, where he is now in jail awaiting his commitment trial, which will be held Thursday.
  Mr. Collins was an uncle of Mr. Huff, and several years ago a misunderstanding occurred between then, and it is said that Mr. Collins had threatened the life of Mr. Huff on several occasions. The reports last told that occurred when the two men met at the time of the shooting are conflicting, but the facts will be brought out at the commitment trial when held.
  Mr. Huff has secured the services of Judge John T. Ross of Macon, Col. Carl Vinson of ths city and Col. John Davis of Irwinton.
(See July 17, 1906)

July 14, 1906
The Macon Daily Telegraph
J. T. HUGHES DIES AT IRWINGTON HOME
John T. Hughes, a prominent citizen of Irwinton, Ga., died yesterday at his home in that city of apoplexy, after an illness of only a few days.
  The deceased was the father of Mrs. Jesse Rainey, of this city. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Robert N. Hughes, of Atlanta; C. O. Hughes, of Eufaula, Ala; J. A. Hughes, of Sylvania; Will D. Hughes, of Atlanta, and Mrs. Jesse Rainey, of Macon.
   The body will be interred in Rose Hill Cemetery, in the family burying ground, at 4 o'clock this afternoon.

July 17, 1906
Union Recorder
MR. BEN HUFF JUSTIFIABLE. He Was Given His Freedom at the Commitment Trial Held Thursday.
  The commitment trial of Mr. Ben Huff was held at Irwinton last Thursday, before six Justices of the Peace.
  Mr. Huff shot and killed Mr. Doc Collins, at McIntryre the fourth of July, and  immediately after the shooting, he was arrested and carried to Irwinton and placed in jail.
  At the commitment trial Thursday a large number of witnesses were examined. The evidence showed that ill feeling had existed between the two men for some time, and Mr. Collins had threatened the life of Mr. Huff. When they met at the picnic in the morning Mr. Colling had cursed Huff and threatened to shoot him and that Huff had started to the depot to return home, when he met Collins, who advanced upon him with a knife when he shot him.
  After hearing the evidence, the Justices declared Mr. Huff was justified in taking the life of Mr. Collins and gave him his freedom.
  Among the witnesses, who testified in the case were Messrs. Sam Terry, G. T. Whilden and S. H. Montgomery. They went to Irwinton by private conveyance.

July 24, 1906
Union Recorder
  Mr. Thomas Bloodworth, an old citizen of Baldwin county, died suddenly at home in the southern part of the county, last Thursday morning, at eleven o'clock. He was sitting in a chair on the front porch, and suddenly fell to the floor and expired immediately. His remains were interred in Wilkinson county, Friday. Mr. Bloodworth was about eighty years of age, and is survived by six sons and four daughters.

August 5, 1906
Macon Telegraph
-excerpt. In Memoriam
Paul Burke Meadows, age 1 year and 12 days. Son of L. N. and Jennie Burke Meadows of Allentown.

August 17, 1906
Bainbridge Search Light
   Married. On last Sunday Mr. Jemison Scaife of Pelham, who was at one time employed at sutherland's machine shops in West Bainbridge, and Miss Laura Gene Miller of Gordon, Ga., were happily married.
   The match was a runaway affair and the ceremony was performed in Irwinton, Ga., where the marriage license were secured.

September 11, 1906
Macon Daily Telegraph
   Mrs. Maxa B. Chambers, who was a well-known resident of this city for a  number of years, died yesterday about noon at the home of her son, James J. Chambers, 250 Forsyth street, after an illness of more than a month,
   Mrs. Chambers had been with relatives in Twiggs County some time, and came to Macon only ten days ago. She was 66 years of age.
   Besides her husband, Andrew Chambers, and her son, at whose home she died, the deceased leaves a number of relatives in Wilkinson and Twiggs Counties.
    Funeral services will be held this morning at 10 o'clock at the home of her son. The body will be taken to the old family burying ground, near Toomsboro, Ga.
   The pall bearers will be: F. Chambers, Oscar Chambers, Osborn Chambers, W. P. Duncan, J. O. Moore, and Herman Schwaff.

October 1, 1906
The Macon Daily Telegraph
S. B. Baker, of Dublin, Ga., succumbed to an attack of nervous prostration last night at 10:43 o'clock, at the residence of his brother, Dr. T. N. Baker, 104 Vineville avenue.
  Mr. Baker had been suffering for some time past with nervous disorders and came to the city about two weeks ago with the hope that he would recuperate as the result of a stay with his brother, but his condition grew steadily graver until the end last night.
  The deceased was 31 years of age. He was a son of Rev. W. S. Baker, one of the most beloved as well as the most widely known ministers of the gospel in the State. For the past nine years he has been practicing law at Dublin, and was one of that community's most prominent men.
  He is survived by his father, Rev. W. S. Baker, brothers Dr. T. N. of Macon, Augustus and H. Marvin, of Dublin, and sisters, Mrs. Blackshear, of near Dublin, and Mrs. S. W Adams, of Summerfield, Ala.
  The body will be taken to Dublin for interment.

October 10, 1906
The Macon Daily Telegraph
W. G. OLIPHANT DIES AT AGE OF 82 YEARS.
W. G. Oliphant, aged 82 years, died yesterday morning at 11:50 o'clock, at his residence, 336 Ross street, after an illness of several months.
  He leaves two children, Mrs. Dr. W. W. Lee, of Gordon, and Homer Oliphant of Macon.
  The body will be taken to Gordon at 11:35 o'clock this morning for funeral and interment.

October 16, 1906
Macon Daily Telegraph
Mr. P. J. Roach Dies In Milledgeville.
News has been received in this city from Milledgeville announcing the death ofPatrick J. Roach, who died there yesterday afternoon, after a short illness.
  Mr. Roach is well known in Macon and has a number of friends here who will be grieved to learn of his death. He was thirty-three years of age and is survived by three sisters and one brother. They are Misses Maggie and Ellen Roach, of Macon; Mrs. A. R. Smithy, of Twiggs and Mr. Alex Roach, of Gordon.
  The remains will be brought to Macon this morning. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

  October 17, 1906
Macon Daily Telegraph
Death of Patrick J. Roach. Patrick J. Roach, aged 27 years, died yesterday morning after an illness of several weeks.
  He is survived by three sisters and a brother. The funeral will take place at his residence, on 241 Jackson street. Rev. F. McDonald will officiate.
  The interment will be at Gordon, Ga.

October 21, 1906
The Atlanta Constitution
Gordon, Ga.  Mr. George L. Fenters and MissAnnie Collins were married at Gordon at the Methodist church, October 15, at 11:30, Rev. W.S. Johnson officiating. The attendants were Miss Pearl Truesdell, of Macon, and Miss Nellie Vaughn, of Toomsboro. Mr. J.T. Collins, of Athens, Ga., and J.E. Bell, of Gordon.
    Mr. Fenters is a traveling salesman for the Macon Coca Cola Company, and is a good business man. Miss Collins is an excellent lady and has many good traits of character. She is engaged in the millinery business here, and has made quite a success in business. These people are well and favorably known by a large circle of friends that wish them well in their new venture. They left on the noon train for Atlanta, where they will spend their honeymoon.

October 22, 1906
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Milledgeville, Oct. 21. Jim Bloodworth Shot.   Mr. Arch Bloodworth and his son-in-law and nephew, Mr. Jim Bloodworth, who live just across the Baldwin County in Wilkinson County, had a quarrel over a business matter, in which Mr. Jim Bloodworth was shot three times with a shotgun, once in the shoulder and in the back. Mr. Bloodworth will recover.

November 6, 1906
Union Recorder
Johns-Bloodworth
  Miles Bloodworth (Jr.) and Miss Alma (Ima) Johns were united in marriage last Wednesday afternoon, at the home of the bride's father, Mr. I. L. Johns, in Wilkinson county. Rev. J. D. Bales officiating.
   Mr. Bloodworth, is manager of the store of Mr. C. H. Bonner at Bloodworth, and is a young man of business ability and integrity.
   The young lady he has won for his bride is quite popular with a large circle of friends, who love her on account of her womanly traits of character.

November 24, 1906
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Toomsboro, Ga. Nov. 23 - Mr. and Mrs. John Milton Shepherd, announce the engagement of their daughterJosephine, to Mr. A. Boone, the wedding to take place at the Church of Christ, Toomsboro, Ga.
Submitted by R. Elizabeth Brewer

November 29, 1906
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Death of Rev. W. S. Baker. Dublin, Ga., Nov. 28.   The remains of Rev. W. S. Baker, who died at noon yesterday, were carried to Irwington this morning for interment in that town. Rev. Mr. Baker was for years a member of the South Georgia Conference of the Methodist church, but for several years he has been on the superannuated list. After severing active connections with the ministry because of his enfeebled condition he was made county school commissioner of Wilkinson County and served in that office for several years. He leaves three sons and two daughters. His sons are, Messrs. W. A. and Marvin Baker of this city and Dr. T. N. Baker of Macon. His daughters are, Mrs. John M. Blackshear of this county and Mrs. S. W. Adams of Alabama.

December 13, 1906
The Macon Daily Telegraph
MRS. JAMES DIED AT EATONTON YESTERDAY.
  News was received in Macon yesterday of the death of Mrs. Caroline James, at her home in Eatonton, after an illness of several months.
   Mrs. James was formerly a resident of Macon and leaves one brother, J. L. James, of Eatonton, and a sister, Mrs. S. J. Day, of Macon. The funeral will take place at Ivey, Ga., this morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will be in the family burying ground there.
(Buried Snow Hill)



1907

February 19, 1907
Union Recorder
  Mr. A. C. Bloodworth died at his home in Lumber City, Friday night, 8th inst. His remains were interred at Oconee, the following Sunday. Mr. Bloodworth was a native of Wilkinson county, and was the youngest brown of Mr. A.R. Bloodworth of this county. The relatives of the deceased have the deepest sympathy of many friends.

March 5, 1907
Union Recorder
Fountain-Wynn.   The marriage of Miss Maybelle Fountain and Mr. Robert Lee Wynn which occurred on the evening of Feb. 26th, at the home of the bride's parents near Ivey's was an ideal home wedding, witnessed by a few friends and relatives. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Hamp Stevens.
  The parlor was artistically decorated with smilax and yellow jessamines. The bride was lovely in her wedding dress of London smoked grey cloth with hat to match. An elegant wedding dinner was served in the dining room where the color scheme was carried out in yellow and green after the dinner the bride party left for their future home in Stevensville. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Fountain. By her lovely disposition and charming personality has made for herself scores of friends. Mr. Wynn is a well to do farmer and merchant of Stevensville.

March 18, 1907
The Macon Daily Telegraph
LITTLE LILLIAN BLOODWORTH DEAD
   Lillian, the 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Bloodworth, of East Macon, died yesterday morning after an illness of two weeks.
   The body will be taken to Gordon, Ga., over the Central of Georgia Railroad at noon today, for funeral and interment.

April 9, 1907
Union Recorder
Rev. Isaac Peeler died at his home in Wilkinson county, Monday night. Mr. Peeler was stricken with paralysis Sunday afternoon, and lingered in an unconscious condition, until his death.
   Mr. Peeler was well-known in this county, having taught in the public schools.
  He was a good and devout man, and he has gone to his reward, after a faithful life.

April 16, 1907
Union Recorder
Accidentally Killed Herself. Mrs. Sam Dubose, who resided in Wilkinson county, near the line of Baldwin, died Sunday night, as the result of a pistol shot wound accidentally inflicted upon herself last Friday morning. She was handling a 32 caliber pistol for the purpose of putting it away, when it was accidentally discharged. The ball entered her abdomen.

April 30, 1907
Macon Daily Telegraph
Miss Ellen Roach Died Yesterday.    Miss Ellen Roach, aged thirty-seven years, died at 8:15 o'clock yesterday morning at the residence, 231 Jackson street, after an illness of six months.
  She leaves two sisters, Miss Margaret Roach and Mrs. A. B. Smithey, of Twiggs County, and one brother residing at Gordon. She was a resident of Macon for a number of years and leaves many close friends.
  The funeral services will take place at the residence at 10:45 o'clock. Rev. Father McDonnell will officiate and the body will be taken to Gordon at 11:15 o'clock for interment.

May 8, 1907
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Mrs. Lenora A. Dennard, age 43, died yesterday morning at her home on Mulberry street after an illness of several weeks and the body will be taken to Jeffersonville this morning for interment at her old home. Mrs. Dennard is well known in this city, and leaves four children, P.E. and C. B. Dennard, and Mrs. J. S. Smithson and Mrs. O. C. Attaway, all of Macon.
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May 28, 1907
The Macon Daily Telegraph
 Mrs Sarah E. Hancock, the wife of J. E. Hancock, of Wilkerson County, died at 12:35 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. A. Lutz, 2520 Fourth street, after a long illness extending over the past six years. She is survived by four children, Messrs. B. F. and J. R. and Miss Frances Hancock, and Mrs. A. A. Lutz. The remains will be carried to McIntyre today and interment will be in the family burial ground in Wilkinson County.

June 26, 1907
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Yesterday Was Big Day In Gordon, Ga.
Gordon, Ga. June 25 - This was a big day for Gordon. The occasion was the selling at auction of town lots. An extra left Macon at 8:30 a.m. for Gordon, bearing a large delegation to the sale. People gathered from Milledgeville, McIntyre, Irwinton and the surrounding country. The lots sold rapidly and at good prices.
  They are beautifully located for dwellings and were bought right along.
  Gordon is pleasantly located with abundant railroad facilities and easy of access. It is a splendid community with good schools and churches and the lands are famous for peaches. The citizens complimented the large crowd with a grand barbecue. These Georgians like barbecues. A splendid brass band from Macon discoursed sweet music. These Georgia towns are all building up. They have caught the sprit of development and go-aheadativeness.
  There was nothing political in the gathering. It was to sell lots and advertise Gordon. The lots were sold, and quite a number of dwellings will be built at once.
  If the schedule to run into Macon by 7 a.m. should be permanent, Gordon looks for some Maconites to build homes in Gordon, as living is so much cheaper for families, while in Macon rents are high and living so very costly, and many prefer village life. Gordon people say they want Macon to adopt her as a suburban resort.

July 1, 1907
Macon Daily Telegraph
Simmons-Hughes. Toomsboro, Ga. June 30. - The wedding on last Wednesday morning of Miss Alberta Hughes and Mr. L. B. Simmons was a beautiful one, taking place at the home of the bridge.
  The bride entered with her father, H. D. Hughes, preceded by her sister, Miss Georgia Hughes, maid of honor. The groom was accompanied by his best man, H. D. Nottingham, of Macon, Ga.
  Rev. E. Smith, of the First Baptist church, of Tennille, Ga. performed the ceremony in a very impressive manner.
   The bride wore a most becoming gown of blue voile with trimmings of green and gold. She carried a bouquet of brides roses and maidenhair fern. The maid of honor wore an elaborate lingerie gown and her bouquet was a shower of carnations.
   Miss Annie Lindsey, of Ivington, Ga., playing Mendelssohn's wedding march and during the ceremony, softly and sweetly she played the strains of "Love Me, and the World is Mine."
  Mrs. Effie Baker, of Macon, received in a black lace gown over taffeta, assisted by Mrs. George Jordan of Savannah, who wore an all-over lace with princess effect.
  Immediately after the ceremony's a delicious salad course and neapolitan ice cream was served by Misses Hughes, Freeman, Busch and Bridewell, of Toomsboro.
  The bride has been since her entrance into the social world one of its most popular members because she is not only beautiful but is possessed of the social charm which has won for her extreme admiration.
   Mr. Simmons is one of the most successful traveling men in the business world. He is a nephew of Hon. J. W. Lindsey, Commissioner of Pensions.
  Mr. and Mrs. Simmons left on the noon train for the Jamestown Exposition and an extended northern trip.

July 21, 1907
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Tally-Ho Ride to Young People of Gordon, Ga.
  Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hooks complimented the young people of the town with a delightful tally-ho ride to Hornsby's Mill Saturday evening. The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by the young people.
  Dainty refreshments were served while at the mill.
  Much of the pleasure was due the gracious chaperones, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hooks, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Dennard.
  The young party included Miss Aleen Bridges of Dublin, Ga.; Miss Tille Smith and Miss Ethel Powell of Macon; Miss Caro Lee, Miss Mattie Gay Tomlinson, Miss Daisy Ryle, Miss Janes Flain, Miss Laura Dennard, Miss Annie Richie Owen, Mr. Willie Tomlinson of Eatonton, Mr. Winifred Ryle of Cordele, Mr. Watt Lee of Macon, Mr. Lott Lee, Mr. Cleveland Ryle, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Bell, Mr. Cuyler Dennard and Mr. Bevil.

August 6, 1907
Macon Weekly Telegraph
YOUNG TOOMSBORO COUPLE DODGED PARENTAL DISSENT AND WERE WEDDED IN MACON.
  An elopement had its successful culmination in Macon yesterday morning at 11 o'clock, when Justice of the Peace Elmore Clay united in marriage Mr. Thomas H. Bridwell and MissAlice May Freeman, both of Toomsboro.
  Mr. Bridwell is well-known in his home town being connected with a leading business house and he has been very much in love for some time with the demure young maiden who is now his bride who also reciprocated his affection. Matters were alright thus far but as usual the course of true love did not run smooth as the family of the bride were opposed to her marriage at present.
  The result was that the two left their homes and came to the Central City Sunday evening and unknown to anyone save a few friends and the relatives of the young man were happily married yesterday morning as soon as the young man could secure a license from the county ordinary.
  They will spend a few days in the city before returning home in order that all parental ire may have had opportunity to subside.

August 30, 1907
The Atlanta Constitution
EDITOR OF THE BULLETIN DEAD
J. F. Williams, of Irwinton, Dies After Continued Illness
Irwinton, Ga, August 29 (Special) Mr. J. F. Williams, editor of The Irwinton Bulletin and a prominent newspaper man, died at 8:30 o'clock Monday evening at his residence in Irwinton, Ga., after a serious illness of three months.
   He is survived by his children, Mr. M. L. Williams, of Dublin, Ga; Misses Hattie and Marie, Masters Frank and Lindsay Williams.

September 2, 1907
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Dr. J. B. Carroll Dead.
Empire, GA., Sept. 1 - Dr. J. B. Carroll died at his home in Frazier near this place Friday. Dr. Carroll was a native of Wilkinson County, Ga. He was born October 10, 1823. He married a Miss Mary Brewer of that county, August 15, 1840, who is yet living. Five children survive him, E. B. Carroll, of Brookside, Ala.; A. C. Carroll, of Cordele, Ga.; W. H. Carroll, of Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. T. E. Strickler and Miss Susie Carroll, of Frazier, Ga. The interment was at Cochran, Ga. today.

September 7, 1907
Union Recorder
   Rev. J. D. Bales, of Wilkinson county, and Miss Genie Lundy were united in marriage Monday morning, at the home of the bride's brother, Mr. J. S. Lundy, in East Baldwin, Rev. A. S. Avant officiating. The ceremony was witnessed by a number of relatives and friends.
  Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Bales left for their home in Wilkinson county, where a sumptuous dinner was served to a number of guests.
  Rev. Mr. Bales is a Baptist minister, and is held in the greatest confidence and respect by all who know him. His bride is a lady who is well fitted to make him a happy home.
  The Union Recorder wafts them congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy life.

October 9, 1907
Macon Daily Telegraph
Mrs. Dora L. Hagin, aged 29 years, the wife of Mr. F. L. Hagin, died yesterday at the residence on Ash street after an illness of three weeks. Although she had been ill her death was entirely unexpected. Beside her husband she leaves her mother and father, five brothers, two sisters and three children, Mattile, Carl and Annie. The body was shipped to the family home at Toomsboro yesterday morning at 11 o'clock and the funeral and interment will occur there this afternoon.

October 9, 1907
Macon Daily Telegraph
Francis Fowler
  Francis, the four-months-old child of Mrs. Fowler, the sister of Mr. Henry Strozier, died yesterday at the home of the latter on Montpelia avenue. The body was shipped yesterday afternoon at 12:05 o'clock to Gordon for funeral and interment.

Dodge County Times-Journal,
Thursday, November 7, 1907
AN AGED LADY DIED TUESDAY LAST
Mrs. Mary Ann Dominey Died In Telfair County on Tuesday Last
    The remains of Mrs. Mary Ann Dominey, who died in Telfair County of Tuesday last, were brought to Dublin Wednesday morning and carried through the country to the Fordham private burial ground in Wilkinson County, where they were interred.
     Mrs. Dominey was eight-two years of age, and was formerly a Miss Fordham.  She was the widow of the late Mr. Joseph Dominey, and the sister of Mrs. Betsy Billue, Mrs. Martha Rawls and Mr. Zenus Fordham, two of whom are now older than she was at the time of her death.
      Mrs. Dominey is survived by several children.  Messrs. John B., C. C., J. W., Eli and Hardy Dominey are her sons, and Mrs. H. L. Thomas is her daughter.  It was at the home of Mrs. Thomas that she died.
      Mrs. Dominey lived in Laurens County for a number of years, and had many friends and relatives here.  Messrs. B. H., J. R., N. B. and O. H. P Rawls and Mr. W. T. Dupree of this city are her nephews
       A large number of friends and relatives were present at the interment on Wednesday. --
Dublin Courier-Dispatch

NOTE:  Mrs. Dominey’s name is Marian Dominy on her grave marker and her husband’s name is J. E. Dominy on his.  She was born July 5, 1827, and died October 29, 1907. Joseph E. Dominy was born May 20, 1812, and died November 13, 1898. submitted by Algernon Cannon

December 17, 1907
Macon Telegraph
 ~excerpt~ Williams-Carswell Interesting Marriage at Dublin, Ga.
   A beautiful out of town wedding in which many Macon friends as well as others throughout the State will be interested in learning of was that of Dr. N. T. Carswell, of this city, and Miss Hattie Williams, of Dublin, Ga.
   The marriage was celebrated at the home of the bride's brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Lavada Williams, in Dublin on Monday, December 16th.
   It was a pretty morning wedding, occurring at 9 o'clock, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Allen Fort of the Dublin Baptist Church, and the wedding guests were limited to the relatives and most intimate friends of the families.....
  Immediately after the ceremony the bride and groom left on a wedding trip, going first to Charleston and from there to Richmond, Washington S. C. and Baltimore. At the latter place they will remain for two months while Dr. Carswell takes a special course at Johns Hopkins. They will return to Macon about the first of March and will be at home to their friends after that time in Arlington Place.
   Dr. Carswell has spent the past two years at his country place, where he has been resting from his arduous practice, and he and his charming bride will be warmly welcomed by many friends.
   Mrs. Nellie Carswell, Dr. Carswell's mother, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Baker and Mr. and Mrs Lance Simmons went down from Macon for the wedding, returning last evening.
 

December 27, 1907
Macon Daily Telegraph
Negro Boy Accidentally Killed Himself With Gun. Gordon, Ga. Dec. 26. About three miles from Gordon Alonzo Daniel, a thirteen-year old Negro, shot himself while climbing a fence yesterday, the whole load lodging in his abdomen. He died about ten hours after.



1908

January 24, 1908
Vienna News
  Mr. J. L. Brown and Miss Alice Parrott were married Sunday morning at Irwinton, Wilkinson county, Rev. J. M. Kelley, of this city, officiating.
  Mr. Brown is an esteemed farmer-merchant of Findleyson and Mrs. Brown was a popular young lady of Irwinton.
   The News extends congratulations.
 

February 2, 1908
Macon Weekly Telegraph
  Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Lund and Mr. W. V. Young tendered a reception to their friends in Toomsboro and vicinity in honor of the completion of the new Thompson building, just erected by Dr. J. D. Thompson. Invitations were issued to about two hundred and the occasion was one of the pleasantest.
  Mrs. Lund was a gracious hostess and a general air of cordiality and hospitality was over the whole affair. Not the least pleasant feature was a delicious oyster supper served at 10:30. The younger social set of Toomsboro participated very prominently in the event and there were a number of people present from a distance. Excellent music was furnished by the H. Moll orchestra of Macon.
  Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Lund, Mr. W. V. Young, Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Hughes, Miss Hughes, Miss Mamie Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Hunter, Mrs. Rowan, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Daniels, Miss Grenade, of Oconee, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mills of Sandersville, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Cason, Miss Cason, Miss Sarah Cason, Miss Addie Jean Cason, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harris Bridewell, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harris Bridwell, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Shepard, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shepard, Mrs. E. W. Clay, Mrs. Barge, of Tennille, Miss Zuliea Barge, Mr. and Mrs. LaPorte, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Boone, Prof. and Mrs. S. A. Boone and a host of others.

February 18, 1908
Union Recorder
  Dr. Cecil Hitchcock and Miss Pearl Hilton were married at the home of the bride's parents in Wilkinson county last week.

March 12, 1908
The Macon Daily Telegraph
DEATH AT GORDON OF HON. L. W. LEE
Gordon, Ga., March 11 - Hon. L. W. Lee is dead here. He was chairman of the Board of County Commissioners of Wilkinson County, and also secretary and treasurer of the Gordon Mercantile Company. For a number of years he was treasurer of the Ebenezer Baptist Association, and to many of its members in Wilkinson, Twiggs and Laurens Counties he was well known. He resigned a the last session of the body on account of bad health. He leaves a wife and five  sons and one daughter. The sons are S. W. Lee, of Gordon; Dr. J. L. Lee, of Pineehurst; R. F. Lee, of Savannah; Daniel I. Lee, of Macon; R. W. Lee, until recently of Macon, now Gordon; and Mrs. Z. T. Miller, of Macon. His remains will be laid to rest at the family burying grounds near Gordon at 12 noon tomorrow. Mr. Lee's children are by his first marriage, their mother being Miss Carrie Farmer, of Jefferson County, and his second wife was Mrs. J. F. Braggs, who was formerly Miss Alice Dennard.

March 13, 1908
Macon Daily Telegraph
Died. In Gordon last night, Mrs. Margaret Wood, aged 76 years. She is survived by four sons, G. J., S. W., James and Doe Leslie; two daughters Mrs. Joe Wood and Mrs. Pony Jones. She will be buried in the old family burying ground near Gordon

March 15, 1908
Macon Daily Telegraph
Milledgeville, Ga., March 14. Mr. William Vaughn died at his home near the sanitarium after a few days illness of pneumonia. He leaves a wife and two children, Miss Alice Vaughn, of Atlanta, and Mr. Fred Vaughn, of this city. Mr. Vaughn was an honest man, a good friend and much respected by a large number of people. His remains were interred in the cemetery at Gordon, Ga., Thursday afternoon.

March 27, 1908
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Former Owners Suspected a "Leak" in State Geologist's Department. Appears Gould Made Discovery.
  Atlanta, Ga., March 26 (Telegraph Bureau, Kimball House.) Considerable consternation was caused recently when the owners of land in a suddenly enriched section of Wilkinson County, awoke to the fact that they had sold options on their property for small sums and at low figures. An effort is now being made to have State officials begin and investigation of a suspected "leak" from the State geologist's department, by which many suspect that the information relative to hidden wealth reached the ears of sundry speculators before it became known to the parties owning it.
  Recently the State geologist reported that bauxite had been found to exist in large quantities in a section of Wilkinson County, about thirty miles east of Macon. The investigation was made and the find attested by Otto Veatch, assistant State geologist. It developed soon after that E. W. Gould, of Macon, had bought options on most of the property on which the valuable mineral had been located, and on some the deeds have since been passed. It has also developed that Mr. Veatch had been seen in company with some of those identified with the purchases.
  J. W. Lindsey, commissioner of pensions, lives in that section of Wilkinson, and he looked into the matter for the property owners, and brought it to the attention of Governor Smith and State Geologist S. W. McCallie. Most of the property belonged to Mrs. J. R. Hunnicutt, of this city and her relatives, and Mr. Hunnicut declares it his settled opinion that Veatch made the information he had possession of known to the speculators who sought and purchased the options.
  Mr. Lindsey declares that he is convinced that nothing of the kind occurred, but that Veatch is the victim of coincidences. He says that he has information to the effect that the assistant State geologist warned the owners of the property against selling options before such sales were made and before he concluded this investigation.
  Mr. Gould exonerates Veatch. He claims to have learned of the deposits before the State department knew anything about the matter, and to have been the first to call the attention of the department to them.
  Mr. Gould says that a friend, whom he declines to name, directed his attention to the place of natural wealth. He went there, collected some samples, and called on the State geologist to aid him in testing them. He declares that he failed to get the help promptly, and sent to an Alabama bauxite company for an independent expert.
  After the expert got to work the department here got busy, and the State and private investigations being conducted at the same time caused both parties to be seen together at times. Mr. Gould says so it is understood, that as soon as his expert reported favorable on the matter, he got to work and bought up all the options he could, and after locating the veins of the mineral took over the deeds.
  Mr. Veatch is not in Atlanta. He will be questioned on his return. If he is able to show that he warned the property owners against selling pending his investigations, the matter will probably end there.
  State Geologist McCaille issued a written statement, exonerating Veatch, this morning. He declares that investigation so far shows the State official to have been guiltless.

April 2, 1908
The Atlanta Constitution
SUDDEN DEATH AT IRWINTON
Shortly After Mr. Davis Was Taken Hill His Home Burned
Irwinton, Ga., April 1 (Special) I. T. Davis, one of the representative citizens of Wilkinson county, died at his home in this county Monday night at 8 (?) o'clock. He was a candidate for the office of tax collector, and was one of the most popular men in the county. He was taken ill in the afternoon while out electioneering. He reached home a few minutes before he died.
  About 12 o'clock Monday his home caught on fire, and was totally destroyed, together with all his household furniture. He knew nothing of the fire until reaching the home of a neighbor and was then too ill to realize anything.
  He was buried at the old family burial ground in this county Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

April 7, 1908
Union  Recorder
An Aged Christian Gone to His Reward
Wyley Thomas Holland was born in Wilkinson County, Georgia, August 1st, 1831, and died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Anna Hiris, at the Isle of Hope near Savannah, April 4th, 1908, being more than seventy-seven years of age. He was the grandson of the first settler of Wilkinson county. He was a son of Wyley Holland by his first marriage - one of seventeen sons and two daughters.
  Being in the Government employ, which required his presence at home, he was not a  Confederate soldier, though the cause was dear to his heart - several brothers being at the front. He joined the Baptist church in his early youth and remained a devoted member. He was a fully ripened sheaf, ready and waiting for the grim reaper. He leaves  a wife, seven children and seven-half brothers to mourn his death. He was gentle, sweet and charitable. Many old friends of the family met his remains at the depot when they arrived at the depot in this city Sunday afternoon, and together with the pastor and deacons of the Milledgeville Baptist church escorted them to their last resting place in the silent city of the dead, there to await the resurrection of the just. W.

April 9, 1908
The Atlanta Constitution
Mrs. J. G. Pearson, Gordon, Ga.
Gordon, Ga., April 8 (Special) Mrs. J. G. Pearson, wife of J. G. Pearson, a prominent merchant of this place, died this morning of Bright's disease. Mrs. Pearson was 44 years of age and has been a consistent and consecrated member of the Gordon Baptist church for twenty-six years. Mrs. Pearson had been in ill health for four or five years and her death was not unexpected. The funeral will occur Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the Gordon Baptist church. The interment will take place at the Branan cemetery, 2 miles east of here. She leaves a husband and two brothers, Professor D.G. Lee and Dr. W. W. Lee, both of this place.
(buried Branan Cemetery No. 2)

April 10, 1908
The Atlanta Constitution
Henry Lee, age 46 years, died at his residence, 167 Davis street, early yesterday morning after a prolonged illness. The body was sent to Irwinton, Ga., last night, where funeral services will occur this morning ten o'clock. The deceased leaves a wife and seven children.

April 13, 1908
Macon Daily Telegraph
Gordon News Notes.
Gordon, Ga., April 12 - Mrs. Reginald Hooks, of Forsyth, is visiting here. She is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hooks,
  Mr. W. A. Jones has purchased the old Solomon hotel and will renovate and beautify it.
  Mrs. J. W. Powell, of Macon, is in town visiting relatives. It is very probable that she will secure a lease on the old hotel and make this her future home.
  Mr. J. W. Hooks, of this place, and for a long time a citizen of Macon and one of the best known engineers of the Central of Georgia Railroad, will leave on next Thursday for Hot Springs, Ark.
  The stables of Gregory and Vinson recently burned here are being re-erected on the same foundation.
  Dr. C.A. Hodges has received plans and specifications of his residence.
  Dr. R. M. Butts and Dr. Evans went to the Central City to see the game of baseball.

May 6, 1908
Macon Daily Telegraph
Dennard - Townsend
  A quiet but pretty marriage Sunday afternoon was that of Mrs. Julia Elizabeth Townsend, of Charlotte, N.C and Mr. L. V. Dennard, of Macon, the Rev. Mr. Calloway officiating. It was quite a surprise to their many friends, Mrs. Townsend being on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Jno. W. Gholson. Mr. Dennard is a man of fine ability and numbers his friends by the score. He is to be congratulated on having won such a charming lady for his bride.

May 15, 1908
The Macon Daily Telegraph
 Mrs. Margie Johnson, wife of Mr. H. F. Johnson, died yesterday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Thomason, who she was visiting.
  The remains will be taken to Jeffersonville this morning at 7 o'clock for funeral and interment.

May 17, 1908
Atlanta Constitution
FATHER AND SON IN BLOODY DUEL
Williard Brewer, Near Milledgeville, Killed by Father
Father Was Also Wounded
Dan Brewer and His Son Had Quarrel Over Family Matters, Which Resulted in a Tragic Encounter-
Son Was Shot From Horseback.
Milledgeville, Ga., May 16 (Special)Williard Brewer, a young man about 21, was shot and killed this morning about six miles below this city, in Baldwin county, by his father, Dan Brewer, a man of about 68. The shooting was the result of a quarrel between father and son over some family matters.
   The son, it seems, protested against his father's treatment of the family and used some harsh language to his father last night. The quarrel was renewed this morning, the father, it is said, waiting for his son in a lane near the house, armed with a double-barreled shotgun. Young Brewer came that way going to the field to plow, riding his horse. The father renewed the quarrel, threatening the young man, it is alleged, for the language he had used to him the night before, finally leveling his gun and firing striking young Brewer from his waist to chin.
    About the same time the young man commenced firing with his pistol as he fell, shooting four times, one shot making a flesh wound in his father's ? which was not serious enough to prevent his being lodged in jail.  The young man did not speak after the shot, and died in a few moments after falling from his horse. The father was prevented from again firing by the only eye-witness, his son-in-law. The verdict of the coroner's jury was murder.

Note: Williard Brewer is buried in Matilda Chapel Cemetery in Stevens Pottery.  Dan Brewer, who was in prison in Milledgeville in 1910. Dan Brewer, a native of Wilkinson County, was in the 3rd Georgia Infantry. His  pension is filed in Baldwin County. He is divorced and living in Dudley, Laurens County when he died July 20, 1920 and is buried at New Bethel Cemetery.

July 9, 1908
Macon Telegraph
-excerpt
Died. Lewis Malone Etheridge,of Greston Ga., Dodge Co. 75 yrs, born in  Wilkinson County Feb. 11, 1833, married to Susan Gainey Oct 13, 1853,  Confederate veteran, survivors: wife, children: Mrs. F. C. Wheeler and W. R. Etheridge of Atlanta; F. M. Etheridge of Hawkinsville; Mrs. W. R. Land of Greston; Mrs. J. C.Anthoney of Lenox; Mrs. J. R. Buchan of Empire.

September 3, 1908
Macon Telegraph
-excerpt
Mrs. Sarah Eugenia Denson, wife of Dr. E. J. Denson of Allentown. Died Macon Hospital  August 27, 1908. Blood poison and diabetes.
Eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Rogers of Wilkinson County. Born December 15, 1867. Married to Dr. Denson June 30, 1892. Member of Friendship Baptist Church in Twiggs County before she moved membership to Allentown Baptist Church.

September 9, 1908
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Mrs. Lector Hooks, aged 45 years, died at 10 o'clock last night at the residence of Mr. J. J. Wall in Jeffersonville. The funeral will occur at 10 o'clock this morning. Interment in the family burying grounds.

September 15, 1908
Macon Telegraph
PROPOSED BY SPECIAL DELIVERY ON FRIDAY AND MARRIED ON SUNDAY. QUITE A ROMANCE ATTACHED TO THE WEDDING OF MISS NORA BYRD, OF MACON, AND MR. J. E. HORNE, OF DANVILLE.
  Last Friday afternoon Miss Nora Byrd, an attractive young lady of this city, received two letters.
   One was from a wealthy Texas uncle, with whom she had been in correspondence, and it contained a railroad ticket for herself to his ranch away out West, where she could be the mistress of a thousand acres and as many cattle. It was a trip that she had long wanted and had sought, and it was the life that appealed to her. She could picture the rolling prairies and the lowing cattle and the picturesqueness of life out in the golden West.
   But the other letter-ah, that letter! -contained a very urgent and likewise sincere proposal of marriage from Mr. J. E. Horne, of Danville, a man that she knew only slightly, their acquaintance being limited to two formal "calls" by the former.
  One letter said, "Come on to Texas."
   The other urged her to "stay here-don't go to Texas-and be my wife!" It was from Mr. Horne, of the little Georgia town, that she had visited only a few weeks previously. That night she sat down and tremulously wrote two letters. One went to Texas, and it contained an unused railroad ticket. The other carried a message of love and a promise of happiness to an anxious heart. The last named letter was delivered Saturday. The next day found it recipient in Macon. That afternoon he had a bride that he had won by special delivery letter. For if he had entrusted it to the regular mail deliveries her decision to go to Texas would have already been made.
   Other facts of this rather unusual, if romantic, marriage are as follows: Six weeks ago Miss Nora Byrd visited relatives in Danville, Ga. There she met Mr. J. E. Horne, a big, six-foot countryman, who lived with his mother on a small farm. He went with her twice while she was in his home place, and they found that they liked each other, though neither confessed. Miss Byrd returned to Macon and wrote her uncle that she would like to visit him at is Texas ranch. She also wrote to her Danville relatives that she expected to go to Texas. This bit of news reached Mr. Horne. Immediately he, wrote her, asking her to stay at home and become his wife. He sent the letter by special delivery and it just did arrive in time.
   The wedding took place Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. Ed Wa'thal on Fourth street, Rev. T. R. Stanford officiating. Quite a number of mutual friends were present. Mr. and Mrs. Horne have gone to Danville to live.

September 22, 1908
The Macon Daily Telegraph
WILLIAM A HALL DIEDS IN WILKINSON COUNTY.
Dublin, Ga., Sept. 21 - Mr. William Alfred Hall, a prominent citizen and planter of Wilkinson County, died Sunday afternoon at his home, about eight miles from Irwinton, after an illness of several weeks. He leaves a wife, six daughters and two sons to mourn his loss. His sons are Messrs. Marvin and Ira Hall, of Wilkinson County, and his daughters are Mrs. R. M. Stanley, of this county: Mrs. Ed. King, of Clay County; Mrs. James Frink, of Macon, and Misses Cora and Ethel Hall, of Wilkinson County.
   Mr. Hall was about 70 years of age, and was one of the largest planters in Wilkinson County. He enlisted as a private in the Confederate army May 3, 1862, and was promoted to first sergeant in February 1863. He was captured  and exchanged at Vicksburg, Miss., in 1863 and surrendered at Greensboro, N.C., April 25, 1865.
  His remains will be interred this afternoon at Red Level Church in Wilkinson County.

November 8, 1908
The Atlanta Constitution
HATFIELD - JAMES.
 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Hatfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Idalee, to Mr. Lemuel Photo James, of Tifton, Ga., the wedding to take place Wednesday, December 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Methodist Church in Irwinton.



1909

February 13, 1909
Milledgeville News
DEASON-EADY WEDDING.  A marriage of unusual interest to this section occurred at the home of Mr. J. A. Eady in Wilkinson county last Sunday, Feb. 7, 1909, in which Mr. Thos. Deason and Miss Gertrude Eady were the contracting parties, the ceremony being performed by A. S. Avant. The home of the bride's parents was beautifully decorated and the ceremony was performed in spacious all under an arch formed of cut flowers and smilax. The presents were numerous and exceedingly beautiful.
  The groom is one of the leading farmers of Wilkinson county and enjoys the esteem and admiration of innumerable friends. The bride is one of the most accomplished and beautiful young ladies in her section of the state and numbers her friends by the score in many localities. To the young couple congratulations are extended and wishes for long life and happiness are expressed.

February 13, 1909
Milledgeville News
  ~excerpt~ Sacred to the memory of our departed sister, Mrs. Mary J. Council who departed this life on the 2d day of January 1909 at 6 p.m. at the home of her son Mr. J. H. Council.
  Sister Council was born in Wilkinson County on the 20th of Dec. 1840, was married to Mr. James Council Dec. 1857. She joined the church at Old Macedonia in 1864, was baptised by Rev. J. Thomas Hughes and remained a conserated member until the church went down, she then join Mt. Pleasant church, from there she connected herself with Liberty church and remained there until the constitution of New Macedonia where she remained during the remnant of her life.
  She was the mother of five children to-wit: Mr James H. Council with whom she resided, R. N. Council Bulloch Co., W. L. Council, deceased, Mrs Euna Eady and Mrs. Lydia Price.

February 24, 1909
Macon Daily Telegraph
Mrs. Araminta Vinson
Gordon, Ga., Feb. 23 - Mrs. Araminta Vinson, probably the oldest lady in the neighborhood, was burned to death at her home near here. After the death of her husband several years ago, she persisted in living at her home and was all alone at the time. She had finished cooking her breakfast and went to an open fireplace where she had made coffee on the coals, as was her custom, when her dress was ignited. her screams brought a servant who, with two buckets of water, extinguished the fire. She was so badly burned that she died in about five hours.
    Mr. Charlie Casswell, while skating at the rink here, was thrown by a fellow skater and broke his left arm. He is improving and will soon be well.

February 25, 1909
Macon Daily Telegraph
Dublin, Ga. Feb. 21. Mrs. Leah Cummings, mother of Mrs. B. H. Rawls, of this city, died this morning at her home in Wilkinson county. Mrs. Cummings was a daughter of the late Rowell Stanley of this county, and is survived by one brother, Mr. Marshall Stanley, and one sister, Mrs. Gussie W. Robinson.
  Her remains will be interred at the Stanley burial ground in the upper part of the county.

March 12, 1909
The Macon Daily Telegraph
EIGHT HEAD LIVE STOCK BURNED IN STABLE
Gordon, Ga., March 11 - The livery stable of Gregory & Vinson was burned up here last night about midnight together with four head of horses, two mules and two cows, several buggies and all the harness belonging to the stables.
  There is no doubt of its being of incendiary origin, as an attempt was made to burn the building on Saturday night nearly two weeks ago.

March 20, 1909
Milledgeville News
  Mr. William Smith, aged about 35 years, and known by nearly everybody in Milledgeville, died at an early hour Monday morning, after an illness extending over two or three weeks time. He was the son of the late Dr. R. G. Smith and besides his aged mother leaves no other relatives.
  The funeral ceremonies were held at the Baptist church, Rev. Lamar Sims, officiating, Monday afternoon. The interment was in the city cemetery. The sympathy of the entire community in general is extended to his mother.

March 23, 1909
The Macon Daily Telegraph
    The death of Mrs. C. F. Lyle, of Gordon, occurred yesterday morning at the Macon hospital, after an illness of several weeks.
  Mrs. Lyle was brought to Macon Saturday morning and an operation was performed Sunday, from which she never recovered.
  The remains were taken to her home yesterday at 4 o'clock, where the funeral will be held today. She is survived by four sons and three daughters

April 8, 1909
Atlanta Constitution
Death of Danville Physician
Macon, Ga,, April 7 (SpecialDr. J. M. Gilbert, a prominent physician, of Danville, Ga., died this morning, after a long illness. He was 52 years of age, and is survived by a wife, two brothers and three sisters. The funeral will occur tomorrow. Dr. Gilbert was well known and had a host of friends.

July 6, 1909
Union Recorder
Mrs. Willie Wilson, of this city, and Mr. Sidney Johnson Stubbs, of Macon, were united at the home of the bride's parents, Capt. and Mrs. A. J. Miller, Rev. D. W. Brannen officiating.
  The ceremony was a very quiet one and was witnessed by only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties. The ring used had been in the bride's family for nearly a century.
  The bride is a lady of charming personality, and is universally loved in our city. She possess a grace of manner and sweetness of disposition that wins admiration. Her friends in this city give her up with keen regret.
  Mr. Stubbs is one of Macon's most substantial and successful business men.
  Mr. and Mrs. Stubbs left on the Central railroad train for points of interest in North Carolina. They will make their home in Vineville, after August 15th.

July 23, 1909
The Atlanta Constitution
JUG OF WHISKY CAUSES BLOODSHED
Wilkinson County Man Dies From His Wounds
Irwinton, Ga., July 22 - (Special) As a result of a pistol duel between George F. Hatfield and J. J. McConnel, of Wilkinson county, yesterday, about __. Mr. Hatfield died this morning about __ and McConnell lies at his home seriously, if not mortally wounded, a  pistol ball entering his neck just __ of the collar bone and coming out over the shoulder blade.
  The difficulty arose over the disappearance of a jug of whisky from OConnell's house last Saturday. He __ that Hatfield had taken the whisky from his house. The tragedy took place while the streets of the town were full of women and children at a Baptist meeting and a singing convention were in progress at the place.
 Hatfield was not married and was about twenty-four years old. McConnel is about forty-eight years of age and has a wife and five children.
(Mr. Hatfield is buried at Irwinton City Cemetery)

July 28, 1909
The Macon Daily Telegraph
  The remains of Mrs. C. C. Brooks were shipped to Gordon yesterday morning at 11 o'clock.
  Mrs. Brooks was the daughter of Mr. D. E. Tindall, of Gordon, Ga. and is survived by two children. She was a member of the second Baptist Church. Rev. Lamar Jones conducted the services, and the interment will be made this morning at Gordon.

August 3, 1909
Union Recorder
  ~excerpt~ On last Tuesday afternoon, July 20th, at the home of the bride in Lewiston, Ga., Mr. W. H. Branan, of Gordon, and Miss Gertrude McWilliams were united in marriage, Rev. Mr. Johnson, pastor of the M. E. Church, at Gordon, officiating...Mendelssohns wedding march, effectivley render by Miss Olive McWilliams, of Macon, in the following manner: Misses Mattie Mae Ivey and Leone Etheridge entered first and stood on the left of the space reserved for the party. Next came the bride and groom who stood in the center, and last the other maids, Misses Rachel Etheridge and Pearl Pullen.....Mrs. Branan is well known at and around the Pottery. She has visited Misses Ivey and Etheridge quite a good deal as Miss McWilliams. Mr. Branan has many friends and relatives in Baldwin county who wish for them a life of unalloyed happiness. BLUE BELL

August 10, 1909
Macon Telegraph
    Mr.Wm. M. Stevens died at his residencem 669 Mulberry street, yesterday afternoon, after a long illness. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. T. D. Ellis officiating. Interment will be at Riverside.
   Mr. Stevens is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. L. C. Tomlinson, of Gordon, and a brother, Mr. D. R. Stevens, of Irwinton.
    He was born in Sumter county, and at the age of 17 entered the service of the Central railroad, when the late Wm. M. Wadley was at the head of the company. For thirty-two yeas he was in the service of that company, and it was under his supervision tham many miles of track on the main line and the branches were built. Between Mr. Stevens and Mr. Wadley there was a stong attachment, being close and warm friends up to the time of the latter's death. After his long service in the employ of the Central, Mr. Stevens went with Capt. W. G. Raout to Mexico, but remained there only one year, coming back to go into business with Mr. Wadley in building the line from Rogers to Stillmore. After the completion of that line, he returned to Macon and went into the livery business, and then left here to engage in farming near Gordon, remaining there for seven years. Finding his health failing, he came to Macon and retired from business.
   Those who were close to Mr. Stevens, who constantly came in contact with him in either a business or social way, speak of him as a man of irreproachable character, of the strictest integrity, and no man had a better frined. He was a good citizen in all that the term implies, and one of the few who held the respect and esteem of his fellow-men as an honest man, whose word was as good as his bond.
   At the funeral this afternoon the  following friends will act as pallbearers: Dr. J. H. Heard, Judge F. Chambers, Messrs. J. F. Heard, T. R. Ayers, Chas. Wachtel, A. H. Rice, John Rousch, and R. L. Henry.

August 22, 1909
The Macon Daily Telegraph
WORKINGKAOLIN BEDS IN WILKINSON COUNTY.
TENNILLE, Ga. Aug. 21. Near McIntyre, in sight of the Central of Georgia railroad is a kaolin mill and tenant houses owned by Eldrige and Hagan, capitalists of Atlanta.
   They have bought a large tract of land on which the mines are located.
   About thirty men are employed, some digging crude chalk from an immense excavation in the grounds others dumping it into four-wheel trucks, from whence it is carried over a track by means of a pulley to the mill. There it is put in a revolving basket where it is washed thoroughly. The chalk and refuse are separated in an immense tank. The chalk is drawn off through pipes and strained in cloths. When filtered a cake of the purest kaolin is the result. There are four large sheds where the kaolin is drying on shelves. When dry it is shipped to the north where it is rot-fed and mixed with wood pulp to make paper. Another firm has bought a kaolin mine near there and are preparing to put it in operation.
   Capitalists are negotiating with parties that own land on Big Sandy creek where a large mine is located. If they buy they intend putting up a pottery factory to make fine ware. The contemplate building a railroad to that point.

September 14, 1909
Union Recorder
Mrs. W. J. Davis died at her home in Wilkinson county, near the line of Baldwin, Thursday, Sept. 2nd.
  The funeral services were held at the residence the following Friday, Rev. McDerment officiating, and her remains laid to rest in the family burial ground. Mrs. Davis was a member of Oak Grove Methodist church, Baldwin county. She is survived by her husband and six little children.

September 19, 1909
Macon Weekly Telegraph
  The marriage of Miss Agnes King to Mr. Oscar Bloodworth was solemnized at the home of the bride on Wednesday evening, in the presence of relatives and friends. Rev. Ford McRee officiating.

October 1, 1909
Milledgeville News
  At her home in Wilkinson county, Mrs. T. S. Beck died last Saturday. She was 80 years of age, a member of the Methodist church and known everywhere as being gentle and lovable.
  She left eight children to mourn her death, to whom the people of the entire community extend sympathy

October 5, 1909
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Mrs. Jas. H. Duggan, Wilkinson County.
Dublin, Ga., Oct. 4 - The remains ofMrs. James H. Duggan, of Wilkinson county, who died yesterday afternoon, were interred this afternoon in the Stanley family burial ground in the upper part of Laurens county.
  Mrs. Duggan was about 42 years of age and was a daughter of the late Dr. Benjamin F. Stanley, of this county. She was a woman of refinement and culture. Her education war received at Wesleyan College. Particularly proficient was she in music,
  On her mother's side she was related to the Basses and other prominent people of Alabama. On her father's side she was also prominently connected. Her grandfather was the late Ira E. Stanley, a prominent pioneer settler of Laurens. She was a great-granddaughter of the late Thos. McCall, the first surveyor general of Georgia, and she was a great-grandniece of Col. Hugh McCall, who wrote the first history of Georgia.
  Mrs. Duggan is survived by her mother, husband, eight children, one sister, Mrs. Luck McArthur, who is a teacher of music at Wesleyan, and one brother, Mr. Rollin M. Stanley, of this county.
  She had a large family connection and many friends in this county. Her funeral this afternoon was attended by a large crowd.

October 9, 1909
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Mrs. Rachel Etheridge died at Pinehurst, Dooly county, on the morning of October 5th, at 1:39 o'clock, at the age of 66 years.
 She leaves a husband, Mr. Thomas F. Etheridge, and two granddaughters, Mary Velma and Maud Holt, who live at Pinehurst; also two brothers, Jesse Branan, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and William Branan, of Whitesburg, Ga.; and two sisters, Mrs. G. W. Collins of Gordon, and one sister living in Alabama.
     She was born near McIntyre, and married when quite a young girl. She had been a member of the Baptist church for forty-four years.
  She was buried at Harmony church, seven miles from Pinehurst, on the morning of the 6th. A large number of friends came from many miles around to extend their sympathy to their neighbor and friend.
  Mr. Etheridge desires to thank the many friends who so kindly assisted him in his hour of sorrow and bereavement.

October 9, 1909
Macon Weekly Telegraph
J.M. BURKE TO SUCCEED SUPERINTENDENT COOMBES
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 9 -J. M. Burke has been appointed to succeed A. B. Coombes as superintendent of the prison farm. Mr. Burke has for some years been connected with the prison department and is in every sense a practical farmer. He was former sheriff of Wilkinson county.
  It was a surprise to man when the resignation of A. B. Coombes, the former farm superintendent, was announced yesterday. Supt. Coombes was investigated by former Gov. Smith a year ago and his dismissal recommended but no action was taken at that time. His resignation is said to be entirely voluntary on his part.

November 22, 1909
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Mrs. Louisa Lavender died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. A. Hobby, in East Macon, after a lingering illness.  Mrs. Lavender was 78 years of age and besides the daughter, leaves two sons, Joe and L. R. Lavender.
    The remains will be carried to Gordon, Ga, this morning at 11:45 via Central, where the funeral and interment will take place.

December 9, 1909
The Atlanta Constitution
Mrs.Elizabeth Stubbs, Macon
Macon, Ga., December 8 (Special)
Mrs Elizabeth Stubbs, widow of the late Seaborn J. Stubbs, of Irwinton, died this morning at the residence of her son, F. Bartow Stubbs, on Vineville avenue, at the age of 77 years. She had been in declining health, and members of the family were at her bedside during her last hours. She was the mother of F. Bartow Stubbs, Sidney J., R.L. and I.C. Stubbs and Mrs. C. L. Wheeler, who resides in Milledgeville. She was a woman of fine disposition and had many friends. The body will be taken to the old home at Irwinton tomorrow. Funeral and interment will occur there in the afternoon.

December 12, 1909
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Letters To Santa
Gordon, Ga., Dec. 9, 1909
Dear Santa: Please bring me a hill climber, some fruits and candies, a big horn and lots of fireworks. I go to school and like it very much. Your friend
Charlie O. Tinsley, Age 9, Gordon, Ga.

Dear Old Santa: I am a little girl 5 yrs. old. I want you to bring me a big black haired doll dressed like a baby, a go cart, stove, tea set and table, a horn and lots of fruits. I try to be a good little girl and old Santa I love you for you don't ever forget me. Your little girl. Bydnie Tinsley, Gordon, Ga.
 

Dear Santa Clause: We are little twin sisters and wants you to bring us every thing just alike, 2 beautiful baby dolls, go car, little rocker (willow) set of pins and lots of thing to keep a noise with such as horns, bells, etc and don't forget fruits and candles. Your little girls Annie and Emily Tinsley, Age 3 yrs.

Dear Santa Clause: Please don't forget me on your trip this year. You have always been so good to me. I am 7 yrs old and go to school. Please bring me a Big light haired doll, a big pretty Go Cart, a little bracelet, a "water set" and lots of fruits and candies. Your little Mildred Tinsley, Gordon, Ga.

December 14, 1909
Union Recorder
A Sad Death. On Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4, 1909, Annie Lawrence, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Johns, died suddenly at the home of grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Johns. The entire community was shocked and grieved at the sudden taking away of this sweet, lovable child.  For, indeed, she entwined her little self around the hearts of all whom she had ever come in contact.
  The grief stricken parents have the heartfelt sympathy of many friends and relatives who commend them now to the "God of all grace." Remember, your little darling is not dead, but asleep in the arms of Jesus. O. E.
 

December 31, 1909
Milledgeville News
  Miss Nettie May Carr and Mr. Goodloe Beck were happily married at Black Springs church last Sunday, a large crowd of friends and relatives attending the wedding. Mrs. Beck was universally regarded as one of the most beautiful and poplar young ladies of Carr's Station and Mr. Beck is section foreman on the Georgia road. They have best wishes from a host of friends. They will make their home in Milledgeville.
 
 



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