Hyde County Messenger
Fairfield Monthly
Fairfield, North Carolina
Published monthly by Rev. Elliot Rufus STEWART
Abstracted by Kay Midgett Sheppard


[All issues loaned for filming by Miss Rebecca SWINDELL, Swan Quarter, except for January, April and June which were loaned by the Baptist Collection, Wake Forest University. The March and August issues are missing.]

January 1930
Vol. 7; #1

Chapter of Sorrow:


February 1930
Vol. 7; #2

I want to express my most sincere appreciation to my relatives and friends who thoughtfully honored my mother, Mrs. J.E. SPENCER, on her 60th birthday. [signed: Mrs. W.L. ENGLAND, Avon, N.C.]

After a long illness and much suffering, Mrs. Julia NEAL, wife of J.G. NEAL, deceased, passed away January 28, 1930. She was a life-long member of the Methodist church. She had reached a ripe old age and for several years had been feeble. Finally cancer came to take her life. She leaves to mourn her going, Mrs. Will SPENCER of Hydlam, Harold NEAL of Middletown, Mrs. Sam NEAL, Mr. Luke NEAL and Miss Bell NEAL, all of Engelhard. She was buried in Fulford graveyard on January 30th.

On February 3, 1930 Mrs. Louise Blanche WILLIAMS died. She was 43 years old and had been married 19 years. She had been sick about six months with stomach cancer. Her body was laid to rest at Soules cemetery. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. N.N. WRIGHT, pastor of the Swan Quarter Methodist Church. She leaves a husband, James “Jim” W. WILLIAMS, five children: Mollie, Odis, Haywood, Alva and Ada, the oldest 17 and the youngest 5; her mother, Mrs. Louise JARVIS and one brother, Tilman JARVIS.

On January 11, 1930 Fred C. ALLEN and Martha W. NEAL were united in marriage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D.W. TOPPING in Pantego, N.C. They will make their home in Wenona, N.C.

A surprise birthday party was given for Mrs. J.R. NEAL on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, by her children. (No age is mentioned.)

On January 31, 1930, Johnnie JARVIS closed his eyes for the last time on this earth. He came home from the World War with tuberculosis. He was a dutiful son to his aged mother. He was laid to rest at Soules cemetery beside his father who had been dead several years. He leaves his mother, Mrs. L.L. JARVIS, and his twin sister, Mrs. Marcus CARAWAN. He was just a young man of 38 years.

March 1930

April 1930
Vol. 7; #4


May 1930
Vol. 7; #5

Marriage Licenses Issued:

Tuesday night, May 13, 1930, a group of friends of Mrs. Joanna CUTRELL who lives at New Lands, surprised her with a party celebrating her 67th birthday.

Members of the graduating class at Fairfield High School were: Janie CUTRELL, Lena CUTRELL, Rosa Lee CUTHRELL, Ruby Dell CUTHRELL, Arthur Bell HARRIS, Marie MONNEY, Harry O’NEAL, Maude SADLER, Thomas SMITH and Rena Bell WILLIAMS.


June 1930
Vol. 7; #6

Thomas Chestley MOTLEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence MOTLEY of Scranton, suffered for two weeks and one day with colitis. He was unconscious of everybody. He died May 7, 1930. He was 18 months old and was born August 23, 1928. He leaves his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam BRINN; his mother, Mrs. Terry MOTLEY; two aunts, Julia BRINN and Mrs. Fred BRINN; an uncle, Fred BRINN. He never saw his daddy, Mr. Lawrence MOTLEY, who is in Minneapolis. His body was laid to rest at the Bethlehem Church in Fairfield. Prayer was conducted by A.L. CARTREL.

July 1930
Vol. 7; #7

Swan Quarter Masons installed new officers on July 5th at the regular meeting of Atlantic Lodge #294 A.F. & A.M.. The following were installed by Past Master, L.L. SWINDELL of Swan Quarter and assisted by Nathaniel CREDLE, retiring Master: O.L. WILLIAMS Worshipful Master, H.C. BOOMER, Senior Warden; T.M. CREDLE, Junior Warden; S.W. WESTON, Treasurer; S.R. WILLIAMS, Secretary; W.H. BENSON, Senior Deacon; W.T. HOWARD, Junior Deacon; Nathaniel CREDLE, Chaplin; J.E. HOWARD, Tyler.

August 1930

September 1930
Vol. 7; #9

Mr. Alex ROBERTS, after a brief illness, passes on to his reward. He died Sunday, September 7, about 4:00 p.m. at Taylor Hospital. He was buried at Fairfield cemetery. Services were held by Rev. W.E. HARDESTY, assisted by Rev. E.R. STEWART. High blood pressure and complications were the cause of death. Mr. ROBERTS was a large farmer and Fairfield citizen that will be missed by his community. He was nearing his 56th birthday. He leaves a wife and three children, Linwood, Rufus and Mae WILLIS.


October 1930
Vol. 7; #10

News from Here & There:

Marriage Licenses Issued:

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roland JONES, a son on October 7. They call him Thomas Vance JONES.

November 1930
Vol. 7; #11

On October 13, 1930 just as midnight drew near, the soul of Mrs. Rosa MASON took its flight to an unknown world. She had been sick about 15 months with stomach trouble. She was 64 years old. She was laid to rest in the family burying ground beside her husband and two children that had been gone for a number of years. The funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. N.M. RIGHT. She leaves to mourn her, three children, Mrs. Fenner CHERRY, Mrs. Odell OVERTON and Mr. Staton MASON; one brother, Mr. J.C. WILLIAMS; one sister, Mrs. Beulah MASON.

Marriage Licenses Issued:


December 1930
Vol. 7; #12
(Nothing of genealogical interest in this monthly)

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