Return to Currituck Co.
(Elizabeth City, North Carolina weekly)
1922 - 1925
Friday - January 6, 1922; pg. 12
McCOTTER-GALLOP - The marriage of Miss Alice GALLOP, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. GALLOP of Jarvisburg, N.C. to Mr. Charles Jennings McCOTTER, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.F. McCOTTER of Vandemere, N.C. took place at the home of the bride's parents December 25th at 2 o'clock p.m. The Rev. C.E. LEE of Washington, N.C. officiated.
Friday - January 20, 1922; pg. 1
FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH WAS UNLUCKY FOR HIM - Solomon T. MIDGETT, well know in Elizabeth City sat down to breakfast with a family of thirteen at his home in Norfolk on Friday, Jan. 13, and went to his job as a carpenter on a new school building in that city. He had been on the job only a short while when he fell from the second floor of the building and sustained injuries from which he died before he could be gotten to a hospital. Mr. MIDGETT was 50 years old and a native of Wanchese, Roanoke Island. He left Wanchese during the recent war, attracted to Norfolk by the high wages offered at that time. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella MIDGETT, and five daughters and two sons: Mrs. L.C. TILLETT, Mrs. E.S. PUGH, and Mrs. M. PAYNE, all of Wanchese, N.C., Mrs. C.A. CHESHIRE and Miss Jesse MIDGETT, and C.H. and H.H. MIDGETT, all of Norfolk. The remains passed thru Elizabeth City Saturday to be interred in the family burial ground at Wanchese.
Friday - January 27, 1922; pg. 10
LUTHER W. HOLMES - Luther W. HOLMES, age 56, died at his home in this city Saturday night after a brief illness. He was born at East Lake, Dare County, and was reared in Currituck County, removing to Elizabeth City 16 years ago. Mr. HOLMES is survived by a widow and two sons: Edward and Lester HOLMES, both of this city; by four step-daughters: Mrs. Edith DAVIS, Mrs. L.R. HOLMES, Mrs. LeRoy DIXON and Mrs. Lennie PUGH, all of this city; by two brothers: George HOLMES of Portsmouth, Va. and Chief of Police L.R. HOLMES of this city; and by two sisters: Mrs. F.G. CHORY of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Walter OWENS of Shiloh.
Friday - February 3, 1922; pg. 7
JARVISBURG NOTES - Mr. Eddman OWENS died very sudden of heart trouble early Thursday morning.
Friday - February 10, 1922; pg. 5
NOTICE - Decree for Divorce - Nina COLLINS, plaintiff, vs. Gary COLLINS, defendant
Friday - March 31, 1922; pg. 5
KNOTTS ISLAND NEWS - The home of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin WILLIAMS at Knotts Island was the scene of a quiet but pretty wedding Wednesday afternoon when their daughter, Ruby Christian WILLIAMS, and Amos WATERFIELD, son of J. Upton WATERFIELD of Woodleigh, were married.
Friday - April 7, 1922; pg. 4
PARKER-VOLIVA - On Thursday evening, March 30, at 8:30 o'clock, Miss Virginia VOLIVA became the bride of John B. PARKER in a quiet wedding. Friends of this couple were given a mild surprise when it was learned that they had gone to the Baptist Pastorium in Mamie, N.C. and were married. No previous announcement had been made. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.L. WALDREP in the presence of a few friends and relatives. Mr. PARKER, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin PARKER, is a prosperous farmer of Mamie. Miss VOLIVA, a daughter of Mrs. E.V. MELSON and step-daughter of Mr. E.V. MELSON of Harbinger, is a lovable and talented young woman.
Friday - April 28, 1922; pg. 1
ANOTHER WORLD WAR VICTIM LAID TO REST AT HOME - The funeral of Percy G. DOWDY, Currituck County boy who lost his life in overseas service with the A.E.F. in May 1918 as the result of an attack of influenza, was conducted at the family burial ground at Gregory Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock and was buried beside his father and mother. The deceased is survived by three brothers: J.C. COX, half-brother, and C.C. DOWDY, both of Norfolk, and G.C. DOWDY of this city; by two sisters: Mrs. W.Z. WHITE and Mrs. E.F. GARRINGTON, both of Norfolk. [NOTE: Headstone in cemetery states Percy G. Dowdy was born Dec. 18, 1892 and died Dec. 10, 1918; Pvt. 168th Infantry; 42nd Division]
Friday - May 5, 1922; pg. 1
Friday - June 2, 1922; pg. 12
HUGHES-BAXTER - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. BAXTER of Moyock, N.C. announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Marie BAXTER, to Mr. Thomas S. HUGHES of this city, to take place June 21, 1922.
Friday - July 7, 1922; pg. 7
Friday - October 13, 1922; pg. 1
JARVISBURG PARTY IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Tom GARRENTON, Nathan POYNER and Elma, a young adopted daughter of Mr. GARRENTON of Jarvisburg, are in Kings Daughters Hospital, Portsmouth, Va. as a result of an automobile accident. Mr. GARRENTON was driving from Jarvisburg to Norfolk Thursday morning, Oct. 7. He crashed into a tree on a sharp curve trying to pass a truck and not seeing the curve just ahead of him. Mr. GARRENTON is said to have a broken leg. Mr. POYNER is internally injured and the little girl badly cut and bruised about the face and head.
Friday - October 20, 1922; pg. 5
A SUDDEN DEATH - Edward C. BELL died suddenly Monday, Oct. 16, about 10:30 a.m. at his home at Snowden. He had an attack of what was supposed to be acute indigestion or apoplexy. He was unconscious in about 10 minutes after taken and died about one hour later. Mr. BELL was a son of the late Jason BELL and his surviving widow, Jane BELL. He was born near Snowden in 1874, being 49 years of age. He had been a well to do merchant for several years in Currituck and Camden Counties, also in Norfolk for several years. He was buried Oct. 17 in the family burying ground on the farm where he was raised and born. [NOTE: see photo of his tombstone here]
Tuesday - November 7, 1922; pg. 3
MARRIAGE LICENSES AND WEDDINGS - James K. HINES, 27, of Poplar Branch, and Lillian C. ROGERS, 30, of Powells Point, were married by Rev. E.F. SAWYER.
December 7, 1922; pg. 1
MONFORD F. FORBES - Many friends are mourning the death of Monford F. FORBES who suffered a stroke of paralysis early Tuesday morning from which he did not rally and his death occurred Wednesday morning at two o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chas. M. GRIGGS on Burgess St. Mr. FORBES was 67 years of age. He was a native of Currituck County but had lived in Elizabeth City for the last two years. He is survived by four children: Mrs. Charles M. GRIGGS, and Monford F. FORBES, JR., of this city, Thomas D. FORBES and N.C. FORBES, of Estill, South Carolina.
December 15, 1922; pg. 1
MAKING REAL MAPS OF CAMDEN AND CURRITUCK - Currituck and Camden counties are to be mapped by the Bureau of Soils of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, giving those counties their first county maps. In fact, the mapping of the two counties is already under way, the survey now being made by S.O. PERKINS and W.D. LEE of the Bureau of Soils and S.W. DAVIDSON of the State Department of Agriculture. These three men had a good six months work ahead of them and the work will not be completed until June 1923. The map of Camden and Currituck will be similar to a map of Pasquotank and Perquimans which were made about 20 years ago, but will be more complete in many important details. It will show every road, creek, canal, church, school house, store and residence in the county and will indicate all improved lands, woodlands and swamps and show the soil analysis of every section of the two counties. A brief history and geography of each county will accompany the map. The engineers are, for the present, making their headquarters in Elizabeth City.
January 5, 1923; pg. 3
WRIGHT-MUNDEN - On Wednesday evening, Dec. 27th, at eight o'clock, Mr. W.P. WRIGHT of Aydlett, N.C. and Mrs. Ruby MUNDEN of Poplar Branch, N.C. were united in marriage at the Baptist Pastorium in Powells Point. Only a few relatives and friends were present. rev. J.L. WALDREP was the officiating minister.
January 12, 1923; pg. 2
AGED MOTHER DIES - Mrs. Mary DOZIER, widow of the late Ned DOZIER, departed this life December 30, 1922 near Snowden, N.C. She was 85 years old. She leave nine children--seven boys and two girls, one being a teacher, one a preacher and the others engaged in farming. The teacher being in that profession for 28 years in Northeastern, N.C. and the preacher resides in Middlesex, N.C. She was a great mother in molding the lives of her children. /s/ Silas A. DOZIER (Col.)
A MONUMENT OF SHAME - This newspaper hears that Currituck County is not only going to have it Court House grounds beautified at the expense of Joseph P. KNAPP, a native of New York, but that Mr. KNAPP is going to supply the funds necessary to complete the unfinished monument to the Confederate dead on the Currituck County House grounds. I trust that the information that Currituck is going to let Mr. KNAPP finish that Confederate monument is not true; if the money of Joseph P. KNAPP or the money of any other Northern man is required to finish that monument, then it will be not a monument to Currituck's respect for its heroes of a lost cause, so much as a monument of everlasting shame to a county that marks itself as not having enough patriotism and local pride to honor its own. I am one of those who have never been keen for monuments reminding us of a conflict that we all should forget, but if we are to have monuments to the Confederacy, let the sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters of the Confederacy build them; shame on any county of the Confederacy that would confess either its poverty or its ingratitude by letting a Northern man build a monument for it. If Mr. KNAPP is going to finish that monument on the grounds of Currituck Court House, here's hoping it will be completed as a monument to a reunited nation or something like that.
February 9, 1923; pg. 8
On January 2nd, while trying to start a fire with kerosene oil, Elizabeth, the sixteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John WHITSON of Waterlily, N.C., received burns which proved fatal in a few hours.
February 23, 1923; pg. 2
A tribute of love to my darling baby, Erven Brian DOWDY. He was six months and thirteen days old. He died February 13, 1922. /s/ His devoted mother, Mrs. Carrie Lee DOWDY, Grandy, N.C.
Friday - March 9, 1923; pg. 1
March 16, 1923; pg. 1
RUN DOWN BY TRUCK SUFFERS BROKEN LEG - The State Highway Commission may have to pay heavily for injuries to T.M. BELL, well known farmer of Shawboro, Currituck County, who suffered a broken leg Wednesday afternoon when his horse was run into a ditch by a truck belonging to the Highway Commission. Mr. BELL, who is about 50 years old, was driving along the road near his home Wednesday afternoon when the truck came by, taking up most of the roadway and running the horse and buggy of Mr. BELL into a ditch. In the mix-up Mr. BELL was thrown from his buggy and suffered a fracture of both bones of the left leg when thrown in front of the truck. Mr. BELL will bring suit against the Highway Commission it is reported. As there are many people who will testify to the careless handling of trucks in Currituck, he believes will receive some compensation.
March 23, 1923; pg. 1
COULDN'T LIVE ON A BREAD AND MILK DIET - Malnutrition is believed to have caused the death of McRay MUNDEN, thirteen year old son of Mrs. P.W. WRIGHT of Aydlett, Currituck County, who died last Friday night after an illness of three weeks. Young MUNDEN was one of the brightest and most interesting boys of his years in Currituck. When he was born he was looked upon as a model baby and his parents took infinite precautions to safeguard his health and direct his diet. In babyhood he was confined to a diet of milk and bread and denied sweets, vegetables and fruits. Later, as the child grew and the parents thought it sage to vary his diet, it developed that the boy had no appetite for other food than bread and milk, except for milk chocolate. But the child continued to apparently thrive on bread, mild and chocolate until about a year ago when his health began to fail. His father was Ernest MUNDEN, deceased, his mother having married Mr. WRIGHT only a few months ago.
MRS. ST. CLAIR LEWARK - Mrs. St. Clair LEWARK, whose husband figured in a murder mystery in Currituck County two years ago, died at her home at Poplar Branch after an illness of several weeks according to news received here this week. Mrs. LEWARK was a fine robust woman, a loyal wife and a devoted mother. She was highly regarded by her neighbors and throughout the county. She is survived by her husband and three small children.
March 30, 1923; pg. 3
A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF McRAY MUNDEN (lengthy tribute, not here it its entirety) - The sad tidings of the death of our little friend, McRay MUNDEN, son of Mrs. Ruby Munden WRIGHT, on Friday afternoon, March 16th, 1923, cast a deep gloom over the entire community of Poplar Branch where he lived as our little neighbor from infancy, being not quite 13 years of age. He was a student at Poplar Branch High School and his unusually bright intellect attracted the attention of all who visited his classroom. To the grandparents, with whom he had lived since his father's death and who had loved him as their own, and to his grandmother MUNDEN who loved him so devotedly, we extend our heartfelt sympathy. His little brother, Alvin, has our prayers that he may live an upright Christian life, that he may meet him again when he too shall pass into the home of the soul. He also leaves an uncle and many near relatives, besides a host of friends. /s/ A Neighbor
April 20, 1923; pg. 2
BROKEN WIRE PULLER MAY CAUSE A DEATH - While overseeing a fencing job at his farm Tuesday afternoon, J.L. DeCORMIS, well known citizen of Shawboro, Currituck County, sustained a fractured skull when a wire stretcher gave way. Mr. DeCORMIS had told his help to stretch the piece of fence four inches more, and as extra purchase was being taken on the lever, some part of the machine or the fence gave way and he was struck over the left eye. The injured man was treated by Dr. W.H. COWELL of Currituck County. Dr. John SALIBA was called from Elizabeth City and he stayed by the bedside of Mr. DeCORMIS all night. Dr. J.L. DeCORMIS, son of the injured man, arrived from Accomack, Va. Wednesday morning. Mr. DeCORMIS is 75 years old. For a long time he had been judge of the Recorders Court in Currituck County. He has a wife and two children, Dr. DeCORMIS of Accomack, Va. and Mrs. J.B. BRAY of Raleigh.
TWO CURRITUCK WOMEN DIED FRIDAY, APRIL 13 - Mrs. Elizabeth DOWDY, wife of Joseph DOWDY of Grandy, Currituck County died at her home on Friday, April 13. The funeral services were conducted from the home by Rev. Mr. BROSS, the pastor of the family church. The remains were interred at the old home in Portsmouth, Va. She was 68 years old and had been in declining health for several months. She had been a member of Mt. Zion M.E. Church for several years. The surviving relatives are the husband, Joseph DOWDY; six children: Henry DOWDY of Baltimore, Richard DOWDY of Duck, N.C., Lawrence DOWDY, Mrs. Andrew LUPTON and Mrs. George MERCER of Grandy, and Mrs. G.O. LANE of Bertha.
Mrs. Mary Smith FORBES, age 27, wife of Enoch FORBES of Shawboro, Currituck County, died Friday morning, April 13. Mrs. FORBES was the daughter of Mrs. Mack SMITH of Shawboro. She was a member of Perkins Chapel for many years, of the Shawboro Ladies Aid Society and of Indiantown Rebekah Lodge No. 123. She is survived by her husband, her mother, four brothers: William, David, Wilson and Harry SMITH; two sisters: Mrs. Sarah RANDES of Jacksonville, Fla. and Miss Annie SMITH of Shawboro.
Friday - April 27, 1923; pg. 4
Friday - May 4, 1923; pg. 7
Friday - May 25, 1923; pg. 1
June 1, 1923; pg. 1
[lengthy article; not here in its entirety]
EDUCATION ANSELL'S PET - With admiration, interest and hearty applause, Currituckians did honor to a favorite son last Friday when General Samuel T. ANSELL of Washington, D.C. made one of the most notable addresses ever heard in Currituck, at the dedication of Moyock's new high school building.
General ANSELL is the most noted Currituckian alive. He rose to the rank of Brigadier-General during the world war and was Acting Judge Advocate-General of the U.S. He fell into disfavor with military men after the war because of the walloping he gave them for their efforts to punish deserters with imprisonment for life, but his efforts succeeded in accomplishing great good in the work nearest his heart--the education and uplift of the illiterate and unfortunate.
About 400 people were present to hear the speech of General ANSELL, who at times moved his audience to tears with his oratory, or brought laughter to their eyes. His speech embodied an earnest appeal to Currituckians to carry on their educational work, and to pursue it with a greater spirit of independence than heretofore.
General ANSELL recalled his early school days in Currituck when it was a hard matter for a boy to acquire an education. He compared the splendid new building at Moyock with the schools of those days, and said Currituck county had made 200 years of educational progress in the last ten.
"But there is a lot of work to do," General ANSELL said, "and Currituck county should keep up the work it has begun. It only lacks education to make it one of the richest counties in the State. The trouble North Carolina and the South have not progressed more, is because the people have been too independent. But the people are unexcelled in capacity and quality".
"Free government," said the speaker, "consists in fighting out your differences, then accepting the opinion of somebody else and putting your shoulder to the wheel for the greatest good."
"You will never miss the money you spend on education. The womenfolks of Currituck County spend enough money on rouge, on silk stockings, on jewelry, or the county spends on snuff and tobacco, five times enough money a year to pay for your schools. The rich men don't do the world any great good: it is the educated ones who do." General ANSELL went on to say that the people of Currituck shouldn't want a man of Alamance to educate his own child and go down in his pocket to help educate other children, and that the donor himself was wrong; that we should have too much respect to accept donations unless they were given in the form of a loan.
He told Currituck people that they were not doing more than one-fourth of what other counties in the United States were doing; that this condition was characteristic of the national policy which provided one billion two hundred million dollars for and Army and Navy and neglected education.
June 8, 1923; pg. 1
ANOTHER CURRITUCKIAN CAUGHT WITH A STILL - Lewis SATTERTHWAITE, a Currituck County man, was bound over to the Federal Court here this week under a $500 bond following a raid in Currituck this week in which three large stills with a total capacity of 750 gallons were destroyed. Enforcement officers are now on the trail of the owner of the stills and several arrests are expected to follow. SATTERTHWAITE was a tenant on one of the farms on which a still was found. One of the stills was steamed up and ready to go when the officers came upon it, but the operators had been warned and were not in evidence. At one place the officers found account books showing to whom the liquor had been sold, most of it going to parties in Norfolk.
June 22, 1923; pg. 4
KITTY HAWK BOY DIES IN FOURTH DISTRICT - The body of William L. DOUGH, 20 year old boy who died in the Coast Guard Service in the Fourth District last week, was laid to rest at Manteo this week. Young Dough was catching lobsters alone near the station when he died, evidently of a heart attack, as he was an experienced swimmer, the water was shallow and he was not more than 50 yards from the shore. He was the son of W.S. DOUGH of the Kill Devil Hill Coast Guard Station. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Zorada TILLETT, and one child. His parents are living and there are several brothers and sisters.
July 6, 1923; pg. 1
MRS. MARGARET WOODHOUSE - Mrs. Margaret WOODHOUSE, wife of Major WOODHOUSE of Grandy, died Monday at the age of 68. She is survived by her husband and four sons: T.C., L.B., and M.G. WOODHOUSE of Grandy and C.A. WOODHOUSE of Caffeys Inlet; two daughters: Mrs. J.J. EVANS and Mrs. R.T. DOWDY of Grandy; and by 12 grandchildren.
JOHNSON-WILLIAMS [lengthy article but extremely hard to read; not here in its entirety] - A beautiful wedding of unusual dignity and class took place on Wednesday, 27th of June at the attractive country home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. Elwell? BALLANCE at Currituck, N.C. when Miss Bettie WILLIAMS became the bride of Mr. Laney? Edward JOHNSON of Angier, N.C.
July 20, 1923; pg. 1
CURRITUCK'S KISSING PREACHER SCANDAL - Rev. J.L. WALDREP, pastor of Baptist churches in Currituck County who became involved in a scandal several weeks ago which threatened to abruptly terminate his ministries in that county, has faced the music and seems to be holding his own according to all reports reaching this newspaper. The preacher continues to hold services in that county and to proclaim his innocence of any serious wrongdoing. Parson WALDREP, who is a married man and a father, was accused of kissing a certain comely young woman and gossips, not contented with that, spread other tales. But hugging and kissing was about all the charge brought against him, and there are a lot of folks in Currituck who are not inclined to hold a little pastime like that against a preacher very long. Mr. WALDREP is a tall, thin, serious looking individual who would hardly be suspected of excessive amorousness and his wife is a strong and ample lady who could easily hold her own against any Currituck County vamp, it is said. Many of the best church people in the county are taking sides with the preacher and insisting that they don't believe a word of the kissing stories.
DANIEL MEEEKINS - After a painful illness of more than eight months, Daniel MEEKINS died at his home on Roanoke Island near Manteo Wednesday morning. He was 60 years old on June 17. The surviving relatives are his wife who was Miss Rowena HOMER; two children, Miss Estelle MEEKINS of Roanoke Island and Victor MEEKINS of The Independent staff; and two brothers: William T. and Charles P. MEEKINS of Roanoke Island. There are a host of nephews and nieces. The funeral was conducted from the home Thursday afternoon, interment was in the family burying ground.
August 3, 1923; pg. 6
FUNERAL OF JACOB COX - The funeral of Jacob COX, 73, former Currituck citizen who has been in this city about five years, was conducted from the home Sunday afternoon by Rev. S.H. TEMPLEMAN of the First Baptist Church. The interment was in Hollywood Cemetery where the Masons held funeral rites. Mr. COX died at the Community Hospital to where he had been taken after a lingering illness of several months at home. He is survived by his wife who was Miss Margaret McHARNEY of Currituck; two daughters: Mrs. G.C. DOWDEY and Miss Ruth COX of this city; four sons: David COX of Brooklyn, New York, Luther COX of Los Angeles, California, and Hal and Jacob Jr. of this city. There are two sisters, Mrs. John FLORA and [Mrs.?] Edward SNOW of Currituck.
Friday - September 14, 1923; pg. 1
CURRITUCK NOW HAS A PAPER OF ITS OWN - "The Picayune" is the name of a new publication of twelve generous pages published this week in the interest of education in Currituck County. It is proposed to make the publication monthly. The first issue of The Picayune is one of the most creditable school publications this newspaper has ever seen. It is different from so many such publications in that it is interesting and thoroughly readable. It not only tells about Currituck Schools, but gives a lot of other interesting facts about Currituck life as well. It carries a number of illustrations and humorous that give it color and breeziness. The editorial excellence of The Picayune is due to R.E. WEST of Moyock. WEST is something of a crank, a genius, something of a philosopher and a darn clever writer who has gotten stuff into some of the high-brow publications up North. Without any previous experience in getting out a paper, he has made the first issue of The Picayune look like the product of and experienced craftsman. The Picayune was printed in the shop of The Independent. There are 3,000 copies of the first issue.
Friday - September 28, 1923; pg. 1
Friday - November 2, 1923; pg. 7
COUPE DRIVER KNOCKS CAR IN DITCH AND KEEPS GOING - C.D. MORGAN, well-known farmer of Shawboro, Currituck County, and Mrs. MORGAN and her sister, Mrs. W.A. DODSWORTH of Anglesea, New Jersey, narrowly escaped serious injury while on their way to this city Monday when the car in which they were riding was knocked in a ditch by an unknown driver. It happened that there was considerable water in the ditch and beyond a few bruises, the party received only a thorough wetting. The party had gotten only a little way past Shawboro when a Ford coupe driven by a white man, unknown to the MORGAN's, came by at rapid speed and hit their car. The driver of the coupe didn't stop to see the damage he had done.
November 16, 1923; pg. 2
William BARCO of Grandy, N.C., age 73, died November 13. He was buried in the family cemetery on November 14. The funeral services were conducted by the pastor Rev. J.H. BROSS. Mr. BARCO is survived by a wife and four sons, three daughters, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Lydia ANSELL died on November 8th at the age of 80 at her home in Barco, Currituck County. She was the widow of the late Henry B. ANSELL. Her surviving relatives are Gen. Samuel T. ANSELL of Washington, D.C., former Judge Advocate-General of the United States, C.E. ANSELL of Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. Lynwood OVERTON, Mrs. Ed. ANSELL, Mrs. B.N. TATUM, Mrs. Horace BRUMSEY and Mrs. John FORBES of Currituck. The funeral services were conducted on November 10 by her pastor, Rev. J.H. BROSS.
CURRITUCK REGISTER OF DEEDS MARRIED THURSDAY - The marriage of Miss Ethel Louise STETSON of Waterlily, Currituck County to Mr. James A. TAYLOR of Maple took place Thursday morning at ten o'clock at the residence of Grandy BOSWOOD at Barco, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. J.H. BROSS. The bride is a popular young woman of her community. The groom is Register of Deeds of Currituck County.
November 23, 1923; pg. 1
J.H. BOSWOOD DEAD - J.H. BOSWOOD, well-known merchant of Gregory, Currituck County, died at his home Wednesday night at 11 o'clock following a nervous breakdown resulting a few days ago. Mr. BOSWOOD had been in business at Gregory for 35 years. He was 63 years old and had been in declining health for two years. The surviving relatives are a wife and one son, G.C. BOSWOOD, and one sister, Mrs. M.J. SEYMORE. The funeral services will be conducted from the home Friday afternoon at one o'clock by Rev. W.B. HUMBLE, assisted by Rev. E.L. STACK, and interment will be in the family burying ground.
Friday - February 1, 1924; pg. 1
February 8, 1924; pg. 5
MEET HORRIBLE DEATH IN FLAMES AT MOYOCK - Trapped in a two-room shack which somehow caught fire early Sunday morning, three negro children were roasted to death in the flames and a negro woman and an infant clasped in her arms, were so badly burned that they died only a few hours later. In all, five people perished: Josephine HARRIS, the wife; three children and the 17-year old sister-in-law of John HARRIS, a tenant on the farm of S.J. JENNINGS of Moyock, Currituck County. Ben HARRIS, son, sleeping in the attic, jumped to the ground and escaped with only minor injuries. Monday afternoon the bodies of the three children in the house and the mother and baby were buried. Two of the children were about ten and 12 years of age. HARRIS stated that he didn't know how the fire originated and finds no other explanation except that it might have been caused by the sparks lighting on the rook from a passing freight train.
February 15, 1924; pg. 10
Of interest to Currituck people was the marriage of Miss Mary Gladys DOXEY to Mr. Haywood D. DOXEY, both of Tulls, N.C., at the home of the Register of Deeds of Currituck Co. on Wednesday of last week. The bride was handsomely dressed. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome DOXEY. Those present at the marriage were Mrs. J.B. LEE, a sister of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon CREEKMORE and children and Miss Sudie FEREBEE. A supper following the marriage was given at the home of the bride's parents and was enjoyed very much by those present. Mrs. DOXEY will make her home at Tulls.
May 2, 1924; pg. 5
BAUM-FEARING - On Thursday night, April 24, Miss Mittle Woodruff FEARING, daughter of Mrs. J.B. FEARING of this city, became the bride of Edward Allen BAUM, son of Dr. and Mrs. J.C. BAUM of Poplar Branch, at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. W.R. LAMBERT on West Church Street. The ceremony was performed by Dr. S.H. TEMPLEMAN. Mr. and Mrs. BAUM left Friday morning on their wedding trip to Washington.
May 9, 1924; pg. 1
$10,000 FOR PETER GALLOP - Currituck Jury Returns Verdict For Plaintiff In Suit Against Shooting Club - Altho a jury in the Superior Court of Currituck County three years ago acquitted the guards of Pine Island Club of the killing of a young man named Durwood GALLOP, a jury in the Superior Court of Currituck County last week awarded Peter GALLOP, father of the murdered boy, a verdict in the sum of $10,000 against the owners of Pine Island Club.
And so at last one of the most sensational cases in the court annals of Currituck County seems to have been settled to the satisfaction of all concerned: a jury in the criminal court having said by verdict that the murder of young GALLOP could not be laid at the doors of Pine Island Club, while a jury in the civil court says otherwise. It reminds one of the high school debaters which the judges were asked to decide whether Bill JONES' house burned up or down? After due deliberation they decided that it did.
Durwood GALLOP and James SHANNON, young white men living at Powells Point, Currituck County, left home in a small skiff on Thanksgiving Day in 1920 to shoot geese. On their way home, about dusk, they approached a place called Ark Cove near the property of Pine Island Club. Pine Island Club is an exclusive organization of ten or a dozen wealthy Boston sportsmen who own 1200 acres of the best marsh land on Currituck Sound. Their marsh is one of the finest shooting preserves on the whole Atlantic Seaboard and is jealously guarded against trespassers. The Superintendent in charge is Dr. Julian C. BAUM.
On the Thanksgiving evening in question Durwood GALLOP was killed by a shot from a high power rifle and his companion, SHANNON, asserted that the shot was from one of a fusillade of shots fired by one or two men from the marshes of Pine Island Club. The description of the men given by SHANNON exactly fitted St. Clair LEWARK and a man named WICKERS, marsh guards in the employ of the Club.
Excitement rain high in Currituck and so many threats were made that both LEWARK and WICKERS were brought to the Pasquotank County jail in Elizabeth City for safe keeping until their trial at Currituck C.H. the following March. They were acquitted after a hard fight, but Peter GALLOP, father of the murdered boy, brought suit against Pine Island Club for $50,000 damages, immediately following the acquittal of the Club guardsmen. The suit has been on a congested docket for three years and only got to trial last week. E.F. AYDLETT, attorney for the clubmen, was assisted in the defense by Attorney P.W. McMULLAN. Attorneys for the plaintiff were EHRINGHAUS & HALL.
Dr. J.C. BAUM insisted that he was in the presence of LEWARK and WICKERS at the time the shooting of GALLOP occurred and that no shots were fired by these men on that afternoon. He also insisted that guards in the employ of the Club are instructed not to carry rifles.
But the notion prevails among Currituck folks that the guards employed by many of the sportsmen's clubs in Currituck carry high power rifles and that they types of men usually employed are a menace to life when so armed and backed by men of wealth. Then there are a lot of natives who are fundamentally hostile to the clubs.
Friday - June 6, 1924; pg. 1
June 13, 1924; pg. 1
TWINS DIE - The seven-month old twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Albin AYDLETT of Harbinger died last week with only about 12 hours difference in their deaths. Their names were Thera and Thetis.
June 27, 1924; pg. 3
FORBES-FOSTER - Announcement has been made of the engagement and the approaching marriage of Miss Ruth FOSTER to Dewey W. FORBES. The wedding will take place in July at Jarvisburg, N.C. where the groom lives and where the relatives of the bride reside. Miss FOSTER, formerly of Ohio, has lived in Jarvisburg since she came south several months ago. Mr. FORBES is a progressive young planter of that section and both young people are very popular.
Friday - July 18, 1924; pg. 5
Friday - July 25,
1924; pg. 7
BOY DROWNED BATHING IN CURRITUCK SOUND - While swimming in Currituck Sound last Thursday evening, Tregaron G. SAWYER, 13-year old grandson of Mrs. Sabe PAYNE of Powells Point, was drowned when he ventured in water over his head. He undertook to swim a short distance on a plank to a shoal where a party of bathers was playing and was taken with cramps or a weak spell. The burial services were conducted on Friday afternoon in the cemetery at the Powells Point Baptist Church by Rev. C.A. VANDERMEULEN, the pastor.
Friday - August 1, 1924; pg. 1
August 8, 1924; pg. 4
Mrs. Lovey SCARBOROUGH, aged 61, wife of H.W. SCARBOROUGH, died Tuesday morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. E.T. TWIFORD, of Fairmount Park, Norfolk, after an illness of two years. She was a native of Currituck County, N.C. and had been a resident of Norfolk for six years. Besides her husband and daughter, she is survived by a son, K.R. SCARBOROUGH of Elizabeth City; a sister, Mrs. G.M. SAWYER of Powells Point; and a brother, W. BRINSON of Weeksville. The body was forwarded to the old home at Powells Point for funeral and burial.
September 26, 1924; pg. 9
POWELLS POINT, Sept. 23 - Not only the NEWBERN families and relationships and the people of the Newbern's Landing section suffer great loss in the death recently of Mrs. Lillian M. NEWBERN, wife of Dr. John M. NEWBERN, but all of Powells Point and all of even Currituck County suffers a severe loss at the decease of a woman so widely and universally known and respected and even loved throughout her community and county. A resident of this section for many years, Mrs. John M. NEWBERN had gained a wide circle of friends. Few women in Currituck County were better read and informed or better educated. Her husband has the heart deep sympathy of the entire county whose length and breadth he is so well known as a physician and is so highly regarded. Mrs. NEWBERN had not been well for about six years. However, her closest friends did not suspect her end was near even when a more severe illness assailed about ten day previous to her death. Consequently her death, on Saturday morning, Sept. 13, came as a great surprise and shock to many. She was born 54 years ago at Bealeton, Virginia. Her maiden name was BURKE. She taught school about 13 years in the state and in the neighboring states of Virginia and South Carolina, music having been her teaching specialty. She joined the Baptist church early in her childhood and ever since has been a faithful and ardent member and worker in that church. About 16 years ago she transferred her membership to the Powell's Point Baptist Church. She was a great organizer and executive in church work. The appropriate and well attended funeral services were held in the Powell's Point M.E. Church near the Newbern residence, Monday afternoon, Sept. 15th. The Rev. C.A. VANDERMEULEN, pastor or her church and of the Powell's Point Field, conducted the services. He was assisted by the Rev. M. BROSS, pastor of the Methodist Field in this section, and by the Rev. Mr. ADAMS, an evangelist. Burial was in the family cemetery here. Besides her husband and a daughter, Miss Gladys L. NEWBERN of Jarvisburg, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ida R. BURKE of New Rochelle, N.Y. and by four brothers and two sisters.
October 10, 1924; pg. 10
ANOTHER CURRITUCK GIRL GOES TO WINSTON-SALEM - The second girl from Currituck County in a dual romance with two Winston-Salem brothers of prominence and influence, gave up her home county last week when Miss Annie Evelyn BAUM became the bride of Koyt Samuel NISSEN, the ceremony being performed at the Methodist church near the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.C. BAUM of Poplar Branch. The dame of honor was the bride's only sister, Mrs. L.W. GALLOP and Curtis BAUM of Elizabeth City and Julian BAUM of Poplar Branch, brothers of the bride, were ushers. The groom had as his best man, his brother, Mr. Tycho Norris NISSEN, who recently won away from Currituck County, Miss Sarah BRAY, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.N. BRAY of Sligo. The NISSEN brothers met the Currituck girls while they attended college in Greensboro and the double romance culminated in weddings only a few months apart.
October 17, 1924; pg. 3
DROWNED JUST BEFORE DATE FOR HIS WEDDING - John BATEMAN, 21-year old engineer of the gas boat Eva of the North River Line, fell overboard and was drowned Monday morning when he attempted to walk ashore on the capsill of a wharf under construction at Newbern's Landing, Currituck County. The funeral services took place in this city Wednesday and interment was made in Hollywood [cemetery]. It is reported that Mr. BATEMAN was to have been married in a few days. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Bettie DUVALL, and several brothers and sisters, Mrs. Bertha DUNCAN of this city, James R. WARD of Norfolk, Miss Mary and Edward WHITE of East Lake.
October 31, 1924; pg. 4
BRAY-JONES - Miss Sabra JONES and Mr. Calvin BRAY were quietly married Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock by Rev. R.F. HALL. Mrs. BRAY is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William JONES of Shawboro and Mr. BRAY is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B.N. BRAY of Camden. They will make their home in Camden County.
November 14, 1924; pg. 4
MYSTERY IN MURDER OF CURRITUCK FARMER - The murder of Herman FENTRESS, young Knotts Island farmer whose dead body was found late Sunday night at the door of his father's barn, has aroused much speculation in Currituck and much mystery attaches to the crime. Death was inflicted by a blow on the head from some blunt instrument, it was found by a coroner's jury, who recommended the arrest of four young men, residents of Princess Anne County. The men arrested in connection with the murder are Lester DAVIS, Early BALLANCE, Claude TINDER and Tom PALLETTE. Bond was place at $500 each for two of the men and $1000 each for the other two. Two were able to furnish bond, the other two were placed in jail. The hearing will be conducted Monday at Currituck Courthouse. The four youths who are held were visiting at the home of FENTRESS Sunday night, leaving there in an automobile at about eight o'clock. FENTRESS left the house about the same time, telling his wife that he was going to his father's home some 400 yards away, and set out by way of a path across the field. When he had not returned at 11o'clock, Mrs. FENTRESS sent one of the children to look for him. Z.T. FENTRESS, his father, said he had not been there at all, and went out to make search. He found his body by the barn door. Young FENTRESS was employed part of the time on the hunting preserve of J.P. KNAPP. He had a wife and three children.
KNOTTS ISLAND BOY RUNS AWAY; SOUGHT BY MOTHER - Mrs. A.C. AMBROSE of Knotts Island, Currituck County, is seeking information as to the whereabouts of her 16-year old son, Eddie Holland AMBROSE, who ran away from home a few days ago because he didn't want to go to school. The boy is small for his age and has a dark complexion with dark brown eyes and brown hair.
November 21, 1924; pg. 1 [lengthy article not here in it's
entirety--parts were too dim to read]
MYSTERY DEEPENS IN KNOTTS ISLAND TRAGEDY - The mystery surrounding the death of Herman FENTRESS, young Knotts Island farmer who was found dead shortly after an altercation with a drinking party at his home the night of Sunday, Nov. 9, was not cleared up by a preliminary hearing at Currituck C.H. Monday of this week. The mystery deepens.
Following the hearing Monday, Earl BALLANCE and Claude TYNDALL [listed as TINDER in above article] were bound over to the spring term of Currituck Superior Court with bonds of $2000 each and Lester DAVIS and Tom PALLETTE were bound over to the same court under bond of $1000 each, the County judge finding probable cause to hold them for the murder of FENTRESS. The young men are residents of Princess Anne County, Va.
The evidence connecting them with the murder of FENTRESS is of a purely circumstantial nature. The evidence is that they went to the home of FENTRESS on Sunday night, Nov. 9, all under the influence of liquor. They were in a Ford automobile. BALLANCE and TYNDELL entered the FENTRESS home and were being obnoxious. FENTRESS ordered them to leave. They refused to leave and FENTRESS threatened to put them out.
Riddy CAPPS, a visitor at the FENTRESS home then took a hand and got the two boys out of the home but they did not immediately leave the premises. FENTRESS thereupon left his home by a back door, saying he was going over to his father's for help. His father, Zachariah FENTRESS, lived about 400 yards away in his own home.
FENTRESS did not return to his home and when a search was made about 11 o'clock that night his body was found cold in death at the door of his barn, about 300 yards from his own home and directly on the way to his father's home.
FENTRESS was a man of thirty odd years and there is a theory that he might have succumbed to a heart attack on the way to his father's home, But the four young men with whom he quarreled were under the influence of corn liquor and liquor always puts a black face on any situation.
GRIGGS-STRAHL - A marriage of much interest to young people in this section took place at Norfolk Tuesday afternoon when Miss Aurilla Rigg STRAHL became the bride of Mr. Norman Earl GRIGGS. Dr. Ira B. KNIGHT, pastor of Park Place Baptist Church, performed the ceremony at his home. After the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. GRIGGS left for New York and upon their return November 22 they will be at home in Elizabeth City. The bride is an attractive young woman of splendid personality. She is the daughter of Mrs. John L. STRAHL of this city and for some time held a responsible position with the Savings Banks and Trust Company. The bridegroom, who is of a prominent Currituck County family, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.S. GRIGGS of Point Harbor. He is a World War veteran and is now manager of the Carolina Potato Exchange in Elizabeth City.
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