Return to Currituck Co.

Contributed by Kay Midgett Sheppard

Friday, November 23, 1906; pg. 1
To G.W. WILLIAMS, entry taker for Currituck County: The undersigned, Malachi CORBEL, of Currituck County enters and claims the following described piece or parcel of land in Fruitville Township, Currituck County, N.C., the same being vacant and unappropriated land and subject to entry, viz: Binding the land of the Deal's Island Shooting Club, formerly the land of Malachi ANSELL, on the north; the Atlantic Ocean on the east; the land of the Currituck Sound Shooting Club, formerly the land of Wilson COOPER, on the south; and Abe's Island Cove on the west, containing 100 acres more or less.  This November 19, 1906.  /s/ Malachi CORBEL

Friday, February  8, 1907; pg. 7
To R.E. FLORA, entry taker for Currituck County:  The undersigned, A.B. SNOWDEN of Currituck County enters and lays claim to the following described piece or parcel of land in Crawford Township, Currituck County, N.C., the same being vacant and unappropriated land and subject to entry, viz: Beginning at a white oak at the southwest corner of the said A.B. SNOWDEN's land, thence running a northerly course with the lands of said A.B. SNOWDEN, J.F. WALKER AND Z.B. TAYLOR, about 900 yards, thence a westerly course, about 1000 yards, binding the lands of Dempsey WALKER, dead, and others, thence a southerly course through the swamp, about 900 yards, thence an easterly course with the lands of B. BALLANCE and I.W. ROBERTS, about 1000 yards, to the first station, containing 100 acres, more or less.  This Dec. 4th, 1906.  /s/ A.B. SNOWDEN

Friday, February 15, 1907; pg. 6
On Wednesday afternoon, January 30, 1907 as the clock was chiming the hour of 1:30, Miss Sudie DOZIER, one of Camden's most popular young ladies, was led to the arch by her brother.  The bride is the charming and attractive daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C.E. DOZIER.  Mr. Lew BRUMSEY is a very prominent young man of Currituck County who has won many friends here by his pleasing and affable manners.  As the wedding march was played at the organ under the skillful touch of Miss Ola Mae FEREBEE, the groom entered the room with the best man, Mr. Clyde MATHIAS preceded by the maid of honor, Miss Mary E. FORBES, and the bride leaning on the arm of her brother Henry.  The were met at the arch by the pastor, Rev. S.F. BRISTOWE of Elizabeth City.  The happy couple took their departure for Currituck where they will make their future home.

Friday, May 3, 1907; pg. 5
The following announcement of the approaching nuptials of a prominent young couple in this city is being received with a great deal of interest:  "Mr. and Mrs. J.H. GARD announce the marriage of their daughter, Lillie Mae, to Samuel Marshall HUGHES, Tuesday, May 7, 1907 at 8:30 p.m. in Elizabeth City, N.C."  The contracting parties are both immensely popular in this city and the witnessing of the happy event will be an incident in the lived of their many friends which they anticipate with the greatest pleasure.

Friday, May 10, 1907; pg. 1
Dr. W.W. GRIGGS, one of the city's prominent physicians and residents, died at his home on Church Street on Sunday night a little after 12 o'clock after an illness of about 4 weeks.  He was 65 years of age.  Besides his widow, Dr. GRIGGS is survived by one son, Dr. J.B. GRIGGS, and one daughter, Mrs. R.T. WHITEHURST, both of this city; and one brother, Jack GRIGGS of Currituck County; and one sister [not named] who lives in the west.  Dr. GRIGGS was born in Princess Anne County, Va.  The earlier part of his life was spent in Currituck County.  Several years ago he moved to this city where he has practiced his profession ever since, and was the senior partner of Griggs & Son's Drug Company.  He was a Confederate soldier.  He identified himself with the South's cause at the first intimation of war and served throughout the conflict.  Dr. GRIGGS was a prominent Mason.  The funeral services were held at Christ Episcopal Church, of which he was a member, on Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock by the rector, Rev. Claudius F. SMITH.  Services at the grave were conducted by the Masonic fraternity with representatives from Camden and Currituck counties in attendance.
    BEAUTIFUL HOME WEDDING - One of the prettiest home wedding to be consummated this season was solemnized last Tuesday night at the home of the bride's parents, Capt. and Mrs. GARD on Factory Avenue in Elizabeth City in which Miss Lillie Mae GARD became the bride of Mr. Sam HUGHES.  Before and improvised altar the couple plighted their troth before Rev. John F. VINES, pastor of the First Baptist Church.  Miss Maggie HUGHES and Mr. Jerry HUGHES were the attendants and Miss Belle GARD, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.  The Tar Heel extends happiest congratulations to Mr. HUGHES upon his success in winning so fair a bride, and best wishes to both from prosperity and happiness down life's voyage.
pg. 9
IN MEMORIAM - Departed this life May 6th at his home on Church Street in this city, Dr. William Willfred GRIGGS, aged 66 years and three months.  Dr. GRIGGS was born in Princess Anne County, Virginia where he lived until the outbreak of the Civil War.  As a physician, he enlisted in the medical and surgical department of the Confederate forces, his long and honorable service being divided between the Army and Navy.  After the close of the conflict, he practiced his profession in Camden County and the counties adjoining, finally settling here in 1882.  And at the end of his life men saw him as dean of the medical fraternity of this, his adopted home, a physician second in eminence to none, and an exalted exemplar of all those higher and rare qualities that the faithful practice of the noblest professions generate.

Friday, October 25, 1907; pg. 1
Mr. Willis SEARS and Miss Luna Simmons DOXEY of Currituck County, accompanied by a number of admiring friends, came to the city today for matrimonial purposes.  They repaired to the Register of Deeds office where a marriage license was procured.  They were then united in marriage in the Register of Deeds office by Mr. J.C. SPENCE.  The party returned to their homes in Currituck County this afternoon.

Friday, November 15, 1907; pg. 4
Departed this life on Friday last, November 8th, the venerable Isaac Newton TILLETT, one of our oldest and most useful citizens, in the 75th year of his age.  As this sad intelligence spreads over the land many a manly eye will be wet with tears for Mr. TILLETT was the oldest schoolmaster of the town and his whole life had been devoted to a life of letters in the instruction of youth.  He was a capable instructor, graduated at the University of North Carolina in the distinguished class of 1857 where he ranked in scholarship with the first of his fellows.  He left the University with lofty aspirations and a sturdy manhood which characterized all the blood of the Currituck TILLETT's.  He lost his parents in early life and he turned to teaching as a temporary resort.  But he soon discovered in that humble pursuit a capacity for imparting instruction which fixed the destiny of his life.  Farewell old friend--kind companion--useful man--learned instructor, farewell!

Friday, October 15, 1908; pg. 2
Vertie, the 15-year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. DOWDY, residents of North Road Street, died Sunday morning after an illness of one week.  The remains were taken to the old home in Currituck County on Sunday afternoon on Mr. SPIRES' yacht for interment.  This is the fourth child that Mr. & Mrs. DOWDY have lost from sickness within the past three months.  This family moved here about a year ago from Currituck and took up their residence on Road Street.  The family was composed of the father, mother, three grown sons and a daughter just blooming into womanhood.  The family was a happy contented one until about three months ago when the home was invaded by fever and a grown son was stricken down and soon succumbed to the fatal malady.  Then a second son took the fever and died.  Before the family had recovered from the effects of these deaths, the remaining son, a boy about 15 or 16, fell prey to the fearful scourge.  He died and his remains were taken to Currituck County for interment.  There only remained in the family one child, a daughter, and naturally all the affections and hopes of an aged father and mother centered on her.  She seemed to escape the scourge, did escape it until a week ago, when she too was stricken and died yesterday in spite of the best medical service that could be secured in the city.  The father and mother, now distracted with grief of such magnitude, are without a single child to brighten or sooth their old age.  Thos case is a pitiable one and the sympathy of the entire city goes out to them in this hour of darkest affliction.
pg. 3
    CURRITUCK COUPLE UNITED FOR LIFE - On Tuesday morning, October 6, the home of Mr. and Mrs. T.P. HALL was the scene of a beautiful yet quiet wedding when Mr. William A. LADD led to the altar Miss Pearl Bell HALL.  The bride was attired in a traveling suit of brown broadcloth with hat and gloves to match and carried bride's roses.  Promptly at 10:30 to the strains of the wedding march, the bridal party entered the parlor which was artistically decorated.  The bride entered leaning on the arm of Miss Bernie S. HAMPTON, maid of honor.  Under a wedding bell made of roses, they were married by Rev. H.M. JACKSON.  After the ceremony the bridal party were ushered in the spacious dining room where they partook of a wedding breakfast.  Mr. and Mrs. LADD left on the noon train for Washington, DC where they will be given a reception at the home of the groom's parents.  Mrs. LADD is the beautiful daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.P. HALL of Coinjock and Mr. LADD is a rising young man of the Norfolk & Southern Railway Company.

Friday, October 23, 1908; pg. 3
News has been received here of the approaching marriage of Miss Mary Virginia BARNARD, daughter of Sheriff and Mrs. John BARNARD of Moyock, N.C. to Mr. Herman NEWBERN of Powells Point.  The wedding will be solemnized in the Monticello Hotel in Norfolk on October the 28th.  Miss BARNARD is a highly accomplished and very beautiful young lady who is well known throughout this section.  Mr. NEWBERN is a prominent and promising young business man and farmer.  After the marriage Mr. and Mrs. NEWBERN will take an extended trip to Oklahoma to visit Mr. NEWBERN's people.
    CURRITUCK COUPLE WED MONDAY - Mr. Walston D. SNOW and Miss Belinda ETHERIDGE, both residents of Currituck County, were married Monday afternoon at 4:00 at the residence of Mr. J.C. SPENCE who officiated.  They were accompanied by several friends who witnessed the ceremony.  Mr. & Mrs. SNOW spent last night in the city and left today for their home in Currituck.

Friday, January 23, 1909; pg. 6
Miss Adelia GRAY and Mr. C.C. ROBERTS, of Coinjock, came here Tuesday and were married at the Southern Hotel by Rev. W.V. McRAE, pastor of City Road Methodist Church.  They left for home on the afternoon train.

Friday, January 30, 1909; pg. 4
Harbinger, Jan. 20, 1909 - On January 8th 1909 the death angel came and took from us our little darling Rupert, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. OWENS.  He was 4 years and 19 days old, was sick only a few days.  He was a bright and promising child.  Though his stay on earth was short he won the hearts of many but Jesus knoweth and doeth all things for the best.  He was needed to make Heaven brighter.
pg. 5
COROLLA NOTES - We had a beautiful wedding here at the Baptist Church last Wednesday night.  Miss Lovie HAYMAN became the bride of Mr. Leonard WOODHOUSE of Jarvisburg.  The bridesmaids were Miss Addie LEWARK and Miss Carrie HAYMAN.  The groomsmen were Mr. Frank HAYMAN and Mr. A. DOWDY.  We wish them much happiness.

Friday, February 26, 1909; pg. 5
Arthur WATERMAN and Miss Mamie CAPPS, the beautiful daughter of C.S. CAPPS of our island, were married at her home the 3rd day of February.  May this young couple have a long and happy life in store for them.

Friday, March 19, 1909; pg. 1
Mr. M. MORRISETTE and Miss Carrie SWAIN of Coinjock were united in marriage Sunday night.

Friday, March 26, 1909; pg. 3
The Representative from Currituck County, Pierce HAMPTON, of Water Lily, was elected to the House in 1909 by 900 votes, receiving every vote that was cast.  He is a native of Currituck County, having been born on the 16th day of April 1853.  He is a successful agriculturist and famous duck hunter.  Mr. HAMPTON received his education in the public schools.  He is a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and was married in 1877 to Miss Virginian WALKER of Currituck County.  Mr. HAMPTON was county commissioner for two terms and has represented Currituck County in the General Assembly for four sessions.  He served on the following committees:  Pensions, Game Laws and Fish & Fisheries.  he took a prominent part in the Game and Fish legislation and was a leading advocate of measures that had as their object the betterment of North Carolina's fisheries and the promotion of the oyster industry.  He is a veteran legislator and rang true on every important measure.

Friday, April 30, 1909; pg. 8
Register of Deeds, J.C. SPENCE, Wednesday afternoon issued a marriage license to Mark HATHAWAY of Currituck to wed Miss Maggie SANDERS of Hertford.  The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. SYKES of Hertford.

Friday, May 28, 1909; pg. 5
Mr. William E. MELSON of Collington, N.C. and Miss Holland COMBS of Harbinger, N.C. secured a marriage license at the Register of Deeds office in this city and were married by Register of Deeds, J.C. SPENCE. Several friends accompanied them to the office and witnessed the ceremony. Mr. MELSON is a prominent young man of Collington. The bride is a very popular young lady and has a host of admirers in her home town. The Tar Heel extends best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. MELSON for a life of happiness and prosperity.

Friday, June 4, 1909; pg. 1
Mr. and Mrs. William E. MELSON who were married in Elizabeth City last Tuesday on the 25th of May, spent some time visiting Mr. P.C. GILFORD in Edenton this week. They returned to their home in Elizabeth City and were warmly received by a host of friends.

Friday, June 25, 1909; pg. 2
One of the most beautiful marriages of the season took place today, June 16, at the home of the bride's friend, Mr. D.R. SCOTT, at Jarvisburg.  Miss Nettie HARMON became the bride of Mr. Harmon SNOW, JR.  The ceremony was performed at 5 o'clock by Rev. H.M. JACKSON of the M.E. Church South.  The bridal party entered the drawing room to the strains of the wedding march played by Mrs. J.M. NEWBERN, a friend of the bride.  Immediately after the reception the bride and groom left on the Steamer City of Melford for a bridal tour of Washington, D.C. and other places.  After June 25th they will be at home near #7 L.S. Station in Currituck, N.C.  The Tar Heel extends best wishes to the happy couple.

Friday, July 9, 1909; pg. 1
Mr. John E. GARD of Currituck and Miss Isabel BURGESS of this place, were married at the home of the bride's father, Mr. J.B. BURGESS.  The bride's father, Mr. R.N. BURGESS and wife of Norfolk, Va., were present at the ceremony.  Mr. and Mrs. GARD left Thursday for Currituck where they will make their home.  [This article gave two different names for the father of the bride.]

Friday, July 23, 1909; pg. 4
Mr. W.T. BAUM's little daughter met with quite a sad death a few says since.  She fell in a tub of hot water and was scalded so badly that she died a few hours later.

Friday, August 20, 1909; pg. 2
The wedding bells are ringing loud.  Mr. HINES, it is stated, will wed Miss Bettie JONES Sept. 1st.

Friday, August 27, 1909; pg. 1
Moyock, August 21 - S.D. POYNER, postmaster at Moyock,w as shot with murderous intention in his home last night at 10 o'clock.  The would-be murderer aimed through a window at the reflection of POYNER's head in a mirror across the room.  The mirror was shattered by two heavy loads of buckshot from a double-barreled shotgun.  The 2-year old infant sleeping in a cradle nearby was injured by several stray shots.  Mr. POYNER sustained no injuries.  A posse of angry citizens armed themselves at cone but got no clue as to the whereabouts of the would-be assassin.  Bloodhounds were sent for and arrived on the early train.  Detectives STEVENS and POWERS from Norfolk are now at work with the hounds.  The whole countryside is aroused.  If the would-be murderer is caught he is liable to suffer injury at the hands of the angry mob of citizens.  Mr. POYNER is a highly respected citizen and his friends will leave nothing undone in hunting down the would-be assassin.  A dispatch from Moyock yesterday stated that the man had not been apprehended, although Mr. POYNER had a clue as to the guilty parties.  The citizens of the Moyock section offer a reward of $800 for the arrest of the party or parties who fired the shots.
pg. 2
GRIGGS-HAMPTON - In the Asbury M.E. Church at Coinjock, N.C. on Wednesday, August 18, 1909 at 2:30, Miss Bernie Senora HAMPTON, only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. P. HAMPTON of Waterlily, N.C., was married to Mr. Russell Aubery GRIGGS of Portsmouth, Va.  Miss HAMPTON was given away by her father.  Her only attendant was Miss Inez REID of Elizabeth City.  Mr. A. JARVIS of Norfolk was best man and the ushers were Mr. S.C. GRAY of Corolla and Mr. C.E. BARCO of Waterlily.  Before the entrance of the bridal party Mrs. Lennie DUNTON of Elizabeth City sang "As Long As the World Rolls On.  Immediately after the ceremony, performed by Rev. JACKSON, pastor of the church, the young couple left on a honeymoon trip including New York, Niagara Falls, Pittsburg and Washington.  They will be at home after September 10 at 506 London Street, Portsmouth, Va.

Friday, September 10, 1909; pg. 1
Register of Deeds, J.C. SPENCE, last Tuesday united in marriage Mr. Major L. KIGHT and Miss Pattie HUBBARD.  They are both residents of Currituck.  The Tar Heel extends best wishes.

Friday, September 17, 1909; pg. 1
Register of Deeds, J.C. SPENCE, last Wednesdayday united in marriage Mr. Z. OWENS and Miss Julia SCOTT.  They are both residents of Currituck County.

Friday, September 24, 1909; pg. 8
Mrs. Mittie HAMPTON interred yesterday afternoon in Hollywood Cemetery in the presence of a large number of sympathizing friends -- Mrs. Mittie HAMPTON died last Wednesday afternoon at the home of her mother, Mrs. James HAYMAN on Morgan Street in this city, after a long and lingering illness.  Mrs. HAMPTON was about 32 years old.  She is survived by a daughter, a mother and several brothers and sisters.  She was a most estimable woman.  Her many acts of kindness and charity will live after her.

Friday, October 1, 1909; pg. 2
Manteo, Sept. 24 -- The funeral services over the remains of Capt. J.T. WESCOTT [should be J.H.(Josiah Holly) WESCOTT], late keeper of the New Inlet Life Saving Station, took place this afternoon at the Manteo Baptist Church of which he was a member. The popularity of Captain WESCOTT was attested by the many hundreds of people who thronged to the church to attend the services. The Baptist pastor, Rev. D.A. REDDER, was assisted by Rev. W.H. BROWN of the Manteo Methodist Church. The deceased leaves a widow and a large family of children.
pg. 6
NOTICE - W.A. BARNETT vs. Lizzie BARNETT:  The defendant above named will take notice that an action entitled as above has been commenced by the plaintiff against the defendant in the Superior Court of Currituck County to secure an absolute divorce.  The defendant will further take notice that she is required to appear at the next term of Court to be held on the 1st Monday before the 1st Monday in March 1910, to wit: the 28th day of February 1910.  The plaintiff in said action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in his complaint.  This the 21st day of September 1909.  /signed/  E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court, Currituck County, NC

Friday, October 29, 1909; pg. 1
October 25, 1909 -- Our community was very much saddened on Saturday afternoon when the Angel of death visited the home of Mr. S.M. OVERTON and carried away his beloved wife, Lucy, age 34 years, 4 months and 6 days.  She died after an illness of one week leaving a husband, mother and six children to mourn her loss.  She possessed such a sweet and cheerful disposition that to know her was to love her.  Some years ago she gave her heart to God and became a member of Coinjock Baptist Church where she has led a useful Christian life ever since.  She gladdened the hearts of all that came in contact with her.  Relatives and friends did all for her recovery that they could, but God in his all wise providence, saw it was best to take her from earth and transplant her in Heaven.  The funeral was conducted at the home by Revs. JACKSON and WILLOUGHBY amid a host of friends.
    On Tuesday afternoon the death Angle visited the home of Mr. M. HAMPTON and took away his beloved wife, Mary, without a moments warning.  She had eaten supper and started to leave the room when she fell dead.  She had been a great sufferer for a number of years but bore it very patiently.  She is survived by a husband, daughter and four sons.  We extend to the sorrow stricken family our deepest sympathy in their hour of trouble.  The funeral services were conducted at the grave Sunday morning by Rev. H.M. JACKSON after which the body was laid to rest.  May God love and comfort this bereaved family.
pg. 8
MISS WRIGHT THE BRIDE OF MR. W.R. HARRISON - Jarvisburg -- The Hotel Southern of Elizabeth City, Saturday, October 9th at high noon, was the scene of a beautiful and happy event when Miss Lessie Beatrice WRIGHT was lead to the altar by Mr. Walter Raleigh HARRISON.  Rev. McRAE of City Road M.E. Church spoke the solemn words that made them husband and wife in a beautiful and impressive manner.  The ring ceremony was used.  Lohengrin was rendered softly and sweetly by Miss Mae SCOTT of Jarvisburg.  The bride was handsomely attired in white trimmed with Irish point lace and wore a diamond broach given to her by the groom.  Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party were driven to the Norfolk and Southern depot where they boarded the north bound train for Washington, Niagara Falls and other places of interest.  Mr. and Mrs. HARRISON will be at home on South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after the 15th inst.

Friday, January 28, 1910; pg. 6
After a long and lingering illness of many months, Mrs. G.C. NEWBERN died Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock at her home at Powells Point.  She was only 23 years of age, yet a fatal disease which destroys so many of our race had marked her as its own.  For more than a year her health had been declining but all her afflictions were borne with humble patience and entire submission to the will of God.  She was a most estimable woman whose gentle, lovable character endeared her to all who knew her, so unselfish in disposition it seemed that she lived but to make others happy.  She is survived by a husband and one little son; also a father and two brothers whose grief stricken hearts we commend to the Gracious Father above for comfort and solace.  The funeral service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.Y. OLD at Hebron Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the remains were interred in the family burying ground.

Friday, February 4, 1910; pg. 8
Rev. J.Y. OLD went to Ashbury Church in Currituck County Thursday to conduct the funeral services over the remains of Mr. John DOZIER.  Mr. DOZIER died at his home in Currituck County Wednesday morning after a brief illness at the age of about 60 years.  He is survived by a wife and several children.  He was a good man and was held in high esteem in his community.

Friday, February 25, 1910; pg. 1
William Edward MANSFIELD and Miss Janie Rebecca DOZIER, both residents of Currituck County, secured marriage licenses here yesterday afternoon.  They were united in marriage at the home of friends in this city.
pg. 4
MEANING OF CENSUS TERMS - Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 - The official definitions of the terms "dwelling house" and "family" with reference to the population schedule to be carried by the enumerators in the 13th United States census beginning April 15th next, are explained in the census bearers lengthy printed instructions to the canvassers.  It is pointed out that the answers should relate only to conditions existing on April 15th, the "census day".  The word "dwelling house" and "family" are. for census purposes, given a much wider application than they have in ordinary speech.
    A "dwelling" is defined as a place in which at the time of the census one or more persons regularly sleep.  It need not be a house in the common meaning of the word, but may be, for example, a room in a factory, store or office building, a loft over a stable, a canal boat, a tent, or a wigwam.  The term also includes a hotel, boarding or lodging house, a tenement or apartment house, an institution or school building, if persons regularly sleep there, as well as the ordinary dwelling house.
    A "family" as a census term, may mean a group of individuals who occupy jointly a dwelling place or part of a dwelling place, or an individual living alone in any place of abode.  All occupants and employees of a hotel, it they regularly sleep there, make up a single family because they occupy one dwelling place, and persons living alone in cabins or tents; persons occupying a room or rooms in public buildings, stores, warehouses, factories or stables; and persons sleeping on river boats, canal boats, barges, etc., if they have no other usual place of abode, are regarded as families.
    The enumerators are required to enter on the schedule the name of every person whose usual place of abode on April 15, 1910 was with the family or in the dwelling place for which the enumeration is being made.  The head of the family is to be entered first, then the wife, next the children, whether sons or daughter, in the order of their ages, and lastly, all other persons living with the family, whether relatives, boarders, lodgers or servants.  The head of the family, whether husband or father, widow or unmarried person of either sex, is to be designated by the word "head" and then other members of the family as wife, father, mother, son, daughter, grandson, daughter-in-law, uncle, aunt, niece, etc. according to the particular relationship which the person bears to the head of the family.

Friday, March 4, 1910; pg. 1
Register of Deeds, J.C. SPENCE, united in marriage Wednesday afternoon in his office, Alphas MORRIS and Miss Mae BARNARD, both residents of Currituck County.  Both of the contracting parties are well known in their community and are held in high esteem.  They returned to their home on the afternoon boat.

Friday, March 11, 1910; pg. 1
Sheriff REID received Tuesday a negro convict named William MILLER, sent up from Currituck upon conviction for larceny from the Currituck authorities and took him out to the chain gang to serve a six months term.

Friday, March 25, 1910; pg. 5
Died at the home of his parents, James and Ella HAMPTON, on Church's Island on January 29th 1910, Regnald HAMPTON, 13 years of age.  His death was sudden.  The loved ones waited at the bedside not realizing that he would be called away so soon.  A mother's love and a father's pride centered in the child as they grew weaker in age he was growing stronger for a support and joy of old age.  He was a bright, manly boy, was held in high esteem in his community and was cherished and loved by his many friends.  A large number of friends of the parents sorrow with them on the loss sustained in his death.

Friday, April 15, 1910; pg. 2
Marcellus RIGGS, a young man living with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius RIGGS, died this morning at 5 o'clock at their home at 415 Liberty Street after a severe illness of pellagra.  The deceased was a native of Shawboro, N.C. but had been living here for several years.  He was in the 17th year of his age and was unmarried.  The young man had been a sufferer from the disease for several weeks.  The remains will be forwarded to his former home at Shawboro tomorrow morning via the Norfolk and Southern railroad where the funeral and interment will take place.
    KELLY-BELL NUPTIALS - Wedding invitations have been received here which announce the marriage of Miss Mabel KELLY of Henderson to J.E.C. BELL of Shawboro, N.C., the event to be solemnized in the First Baptist Church in Henderson on the evening of April 20th.  Both of the contracting parties are well known here and are held in the highest esteem.  Miss KELLY is very prominent in society circles in Henderson.  Mr. BELL is a prominent farmer and business man.

Friday, May 13, 1910; pg. 4
The marriage of Marie L. HOCUTT of this city and Joshua A. REID of Currituck County was celebrated at St. Philip Episcopal Church Wednesday night by the pastor, Rev. Dr. C.H. THOMAS.  This being the first marriage in said church since the organization April 12th 1898 by Rt. Rev. Bishop WATSON and had a large audience.  Rev. Dr. THOMAS is therefore its first minister to perform the solemnization of matrimony in the history of this church.

Friday, June 3, 1910; pg. 1
The plantation of Mr. Colon GRANDY, an extensive planter residing near Grandy in Currituck County, was struck by a cyclone last Thursday and great damage was done.  Mr. GRANDY's dwelling house was blown from its foundation and damaged to some extent.  several outhouses were wrecked.  A tenant house on the plantation was occupied by a Mr. AYDLETT.  This house was completely demolished and was scattered for a mile around.  Mr. AYDLETT's household goods were blown into smithereens and some of it has not bee found yet.  Every piece of furniture and breakable articles in the home was smashed except the clock.  That was found 200 yards from the site of the house and it was still running.  The hand of Providence seems to have interposed and saved the lives of the members of the family.  Mr. & Mrs. AYDLETT were away from home, having gone fishing.  A little girl was left at home to tend to the baby.  The black clouds frightened her and she went to a neighbor's house before the fury of the storm broke upon the home.  Great damage was done to the forest in the path of the cyclone.  Trees as big as barrels were wrung off the ground and were piled up on confusion.
pg. 5
Capt. Jep TILLITT of the Currituck Life Saving service is here in attendance at the Graded School commencement.  Our old friend is one of long ago and Jep and we were school boys together at Deep Branch schoolhouse way back in 1860 and 1861.

Friday, June 24, 1910; pg. 2
Announcements have been received by friends in this city announcing the marriage of Miss Hester Eugenia COMBS of Columbia to Mr. Richard Davis FISHER of Currituck, the event to be celebrated at the bride's home in Columbia on the 29th inst.

Friday, July 8, 1910; pg. 5
The Shawboro community was shocked and greatly grieved on the afternoon of June 30th by receiving the sad intelligence that pretty Mary, the 13? year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.N. BRAY had come to an untimely and sudden death at Coinjock while on a visit to her uncle.  This lamentable occurrence plucked from the Junior class of Perkins Chapel Sunday School, one of its brightest and most precious jewels and brought deep sorrow to both teacher and her classmates and our hearts are heavily burdened with grief because she shall see her no more in our class nor hear her sweet voice singing as we did the Sunday previous to her death.  /s/ Sunday School Teacher
pg. 8
Joseph M. BARNES of this city and Rebecca JONES of Currituck were married here last Saturday.  Register of Deeds, J.C. SPENCE, officiated.

Friday, July 30, 1910; pg. 4
His many friends will be pained to learn of an accident which befell Hon. S.M. BEASLEY of Currituck County last Monday morning when his foot was so badly mashed by some moving machinery that he had to be taken to Norfolk for treatment.  The information about the accident is very meager here, but it appears that Mr. BEASLEY was operating some machinery in a boat when his foot was caught and mashed.  A special train was sent to Snowden to take him to Norfolk.  Mr. BEASLEY was the father of little Kenneth BEASLEY who mysteriously disappeared several years ago.

Friday, August 5, 1910; pg. 7
Alberta FLORA, plaintiff, vs. Earnest FLORA, defendant - It appearing to the Court that the defendant is a non-resident of the State of North Carolina and after due diligence, can not be found in the State, and that the plaintiff has a good and meritorious cause of action against the defendant of which this Court has jurisdiction, and that the plaintiff is suing for dissolution of the bonds of matrimony between the plaintiff and defendant.  It is further ordered that publication of this order shall be sufficient notice to the defendant.  /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

Friday, August 12, 1910; pg. 1
Samuel M. BEASLEY died at St. Vincent's Hospital at noon last Saturday where he had been under treatment since Tuesday week for injuries received while at work on a gasoline boat at Poplar Branch, N.C.  He was carried to Norfolk the day on which the accident occurred and placed in the hospital.  The accident which resulted in his death was having his toes torn from his right foot nearly severed from the ankle.  A double amputation was performed by his physician, Dr. R.L. PAYNE, in order to save his life but despite every effort he passed away.  The deceased was a native of Currituck County, N.C. where he lived until about 5 years ago when he moved with his family to Norfolk where he had since resided.  Mr. BEASLEY was a prominent citizen of his county, taking a lively interest in its political affairs.  He represented this district in the state senate and was a member of that body when his little son Kenneth so mysteriously disappeared from the home.  The readers of the Tar Heel are familiar with these incidents, with the futile searching for the missing boy and the final abandonment of all hopes of ever recovering the child, and then the trial of Joshua HARRISON upon the charge of kidnapping the child, and the final end of the tragedy which resulted in the suicide of Mr. HARRISON.  Mr. BEASLEY was a prominent Mason and was Worshipful Master of Currituck Lodge #423 AF & AM.  He was also a member of Poplar Branch Lodge #416 IOOF, and Norfolk Lodge #24 Jr.. OUAM.  He is survived by a widow and one son, age 24 years, and a daughter 16 years old.  He was a man of exemplary life and had many friends here in North Carolina.  The funeral was held from his late residence at 213 East Brown Ave. at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. W.T. GREEN of the Methodist church.  He was buried with the usual Masonic honors.

Friday, November 18, 1910; pg. 1
Mr. Thomas Clingman WOODHOUSE of Margettsville, S.C. and Miss Sarah E. WARD of this city, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents last Saturday afternoon at 1:00.  Rev. J.H. BUFFALO, the pastor of the City Road Methodist Church, performed the ceremony.  Mrs. WOODHOUSE is the daughter of Captain and Mrs. J.E. WARD.  Mr. WOODHOUSE is connected with the life saving service.  He was formerly a resident of Currituck County but is now a resident of Margettsville, S.C.

Friday, November 25, 1910; pg. 4
Mr. N.G. BRAY of Indiantown, Currituck County, and Miss Lizzie NEWBERN of Newbern's Landing, were united in marriage last Tuesday morning at the brides home in the presence of a number of friends and family.  Rev. Rufus BRADLEY of Belhaven performed the ceremony.  Mr. and Mrs. BRAY passed through the city Tuesday afternoon enroute to the north on a wedding trip.

Friday, December 2, 1910; pg. 6
George N. JARVIS, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Currituck County, died last Saturday at his home in Jarvisburg at the age of 73 years.  The funeral was conducted from the late residence Monday morning at ten o'clock and the interment followed in the family cemetery.  Mr. JARVIS was a descendant of one of the most noted and highly honored families in North Carolina, being the son of the Rev. Banister JARVIS.  he was a brother of ex-Governor Thomas JARVIS of Greenville, Pitt County.  Ex-Governor and Mrs. Thomas JARVIS passed through the city yesterday after having attended the funeral of his brother.

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