Hyde County Messenger
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.]
Vol. 7; #1
Chapter of Sorrow:
Joe Henry MIDYETTE succumbs to death December 27th at the state insane asylum at Raleigh. He was brought home and buried near Fairfield at the Primitive Baptist cemetery. He leaves a wife and three children, a father and some brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Annie HARRIS died November 11, 1929 at the age of 46 of stomach cancer. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist church. She was buried in Soule cemetery. She leaves a husband, three children and three sisters.
Mr. Dan CREDLE of Fairfield died January 11, 1930 after a long illness from double pneumonia. He was a member of the Methodist church He leaves a wife and four children, Clifton CREDLE of Sladesville, Earl, Edna and Jack CREDLE of Fairfield.
Mr. John WILLIAMS was born July 16, 1864 and died November 28, 1929, Thanksgiving morning at the breakfast table. He was a resident of Sladesville. A year ago he suffered an attack of paralysis from which he never totally recovered. He leaves a wife, nine children, four grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers. His oldest daughter, Mrs. R.S. COX lives in Engelhard, the oldest son, Willis, lives in Belhaven. Two daughters, Mrs. H.B. SCOTT and Miss Lillian reside in Rocky Mount. Miss Dora is a teacher at Tiny Oak and the rest of the children live at home in Sladesville. His two sisters and one brother live at Swan Quarter, they are: Mrs. Nat CREDLE, Miss Missouri JARVIS, and Mr. Ellisha WILLIAMS. His other brother, Mr. M.G. WILLIAMS, lives in Portsmouth, Virginia and Mr. Onslow WILLIAMS lives in Aurora. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. WRIGHT, pastor of Swan Quarter Methodist church on Friday, November 29th at the family cemetery at Rose Bay, N.C.
Truman RAYBURN to Docia CARAWAN, both of Scranton—Nov. 11th
Ellis GIBBS of Ponzer to Nannie SANDERSON of Lake Landing—Nov. 23rd
Walter Acton SAWYER of Scranton to Mary LOWE of Ponzer—Nov. 24th
Azcock (Aycock?) BROWN to Esther STEJEON (STYRON?) of Ocracoke—Nov. 28th
Fred SMITHWICK of Ponzer to Annie Belle JENETTE of Scranton—Dec. 7th
William Graham O’NEAL of Scranton to Ina Mildred SAWYER of Scranton— Dec. 14th
Ottis CARAWAN to Clidie Mae NEAL, both of Fairfield—Dec. 14th
Leonard JOGH (PUGH?) to Clara Bell MASON, both, of Gull Rock—Dec. 19th
Oddie WILLIAMS to Ardath JENETTE—Dec. 19th
W.D. SADDLER of Swan Quarter to Carrie TATE of Leechville—Dec. 25th
Frank Wahab FORTESQUE to Sallie C. SWINDELL, both of Middletown—no date.
Graham Liston SILVERTHORNE to Maggie SWINDELL—Jan. 6th
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.
Vol. 7; #4
Mrs. Ed MANN, about 58 years old, passes away after a long illness. About 12 years ago she had a light stroke of paralysis. Then two years later a more severe stroke. With splendid nursing she survived through these years. She was a member of the Engelhard Methodist church. She was buried at Amity cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. Mr. RALEIGH.
Mr. Isaiah CREDLE of Swan Quarter died after an operation at Memorial Hospital in Washington, N.C. [In Memory Of by SWINDELL & SPENCER states Isaiah R. CREDLE was born June 17, 1859 and died March 29, 1930. He was the son of Tilson Gibbon CREDLE and Mrs. Agnes Spencer SAUNDERSON. His wife was Eleanor C. HOWARD.]
Vol. 7; #5
Marriage Licenses Issued:
M. ARMSTRONG, Leechville, and Cora DUNBAR, Leechville—March 5
Arthur E. HUNTLEY, North Stonington, Conn. and Delia HOWARD, Ocracoke— March 9
Lyle SICKLE, Fairfield, and Antha LITCHFIELD, Engelhard—March 15
George Cagton WILLIAMS, Scranton, and Malvina WAHAB, Scranton---March 29
Eugene CRIDLE (CREDLE?), Scranton, and Mabel JOYNER, Woodville, N.C.— April 2
William Thomas WILLIAMS, Ocracoke, and Millie GASKINS, Ocracoke--April 3 W.T. WILLIAMS to Miss Mattie GASKINS of Ocracoke—(No date but same as William Thomas WILLIAMS and Millie GASKINS listed above).
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.
Mr. W.J. HARRIS of Swan Quarter passed away on Tuesday morning, May 13, His death was sudden. About a year ago he had a light stroke but apparently had overcome it. He was a magistrate and judge of Recorders Court. He also acted as secretary to the “Knights of Hyde”. For a number of years he kept Hotel “Harris House”. Being a Mason, the Masons had charge of the burial service. Interment was at Sauls (Soule) cemetery. His wife, a son, Willie Gray HARRIS, a daughter, Eva HARRIS, two brothers, Dr. A.G. HARRIS of Fairfield and Dr. M.M. HARRIS of Elizabeth City, survive him.
Mr. Kale BOOMER died shortly after taking sick Saturday night, May 10. Mr. BOOMER was a farmer living near New Holland.
Mrs. Dorcas CAHOON, wife of W.B. CAHOON of Swan Quarter, who had high blood pressure for some time, died April 12. She was a member of the Disciple church for a number of years. Death claimed her at the age of 76. Besides her husband, she is survived by three brothers: George, Dick and Louis WILLIAMSON, two sisters: Mrs. Jim (Evelyn) BERRY and Mrs. Irwin WATSON. Also six children: Carlos, Clifton, Claude and Mit CAHOON and Mrs. J.R. SWINDELL and Mrs. Albert CARTWRIGHT. Services were conducted by Rev. E.R. STEWART. Interment was made at Soules cemetery.
Mr. Cason JONES near Swan Quarter, died at the age of 84. For several months he had been in declining health and passes out almost suddenly. He leaves a wife, four sons and a number of other relatives. He was buried at Souls cemetery. Rev. N.M. RIGHT, assisted by E.R. STEWART, held burial services.
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.
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.
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.
On August 19, 1930 there was born to Rev. and Mrs. E.R. STEWART, a daughter named Amanda Louise.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Leon DUNBAR, a daughter on August 30, 1930. Ruby Dell is her name.
Lindsey BRICKHOUSE was born to Mr. and Mrs. Claude BRICKHOUSE on March 31, 1930.
There was born to Mr. and Mrs. Langston SMITH, a son on April 29, 1930.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald BALLANCE, a girl on September 5.
Vol. 7; #10
News from Here & There:
Rev. L.D. MUNN writes that he is back in school at Wake Forest College.
Mr. Walter COX of Engelhard, who is taking his second year’s work at Campbell’s College at Buie’s Creek, was recently made circulating manager of “Creek Peebles”, a paper published by the college.
Dr. O.A. GATLIN, M.D., has recently located at Engelhard, N.C. He boards at the Clayton house and he has his office in the old bank building.
Marriage Licenses Issued:
W.O. BAZNOR to Hilda M. ROPER, Leechville—July 20
Carlton Lucas BERRY, New York, to Lilly Mae SPENCER of Engelhard—August 15
Carroll C. MARSHALL of Engelhard to Mary W. SILVERTHORN of Washington—August 28
S.G. SEWELLS of Swan Quarter to Annie HALL of Swan Quarter—September 1
Jabin Gibbs BERRY of Engelhard to Nora Susan ROPER of Engelhard—September 9
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roland JONES, a son on October 7. They call him Thomas Vance JONES.
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:
Mr. M.L. CARAWAN, Swan Quarter, to Miss Edith JONES, Fairfield,--October 26, 1930
William Edward CUTRELL to Polly Mae Williams, Fairfield—November 8, 1930
Mr. Charlie BOOMER who lived near Lake Landing, died suddenly Saturday night, October 25th.
Mrs. T.S. SPENCER of Cresswell, N.C., formerly of Engelhard, died Saturday night, October 25th after a long illness.
Nixie Mae HARRIS, the three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren HARRIS of Engelhard, died of pneumonia October 22, 1930.
Mrs. Jackeline BLAKE departed this life Sunday evening, November 23, 1930. She was born March 24, 1852 and was married to Mathias BLAKE in 1868 being his fourth wife. He had served in the Civil War and having returned home found his third wife dead and all his household goods burned up and another infant on his hands. He was badly powder-burned which caused him to suffer greatly. He was almost 85 years old when he passed away 23 years ago. She leaves 4 sons, 1 daughter and 3 daughters-in-law to mourn her loss. One unmarried son, whose pleasure it was to care for her in her last days, lost his arm in the World War. The past 23 years she has spent in pain. There are 28 grandchildren, ten of which have gone before her. All died in infancy except one which passed away three years ago. She had 11 great-grandchildren. She loved flowers better than anyone I ever knew except my mother. It was God’s will to take her to Himself out of her suffering. [Written by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. James M. BLAKE.]
Vol. 7; #12
(Nothing of genealogical interest in this monthly)
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