Hyde County Messenger
Fairfield, North Carolina
Published monthly by Rev. Elliot Rufus STEWART
Abstracted by Kay Midgett Sheppard
[All issues loaned for filming by the Baptist Collection, Wake Forest University, except for February, April, July, August and September which were loaned by Miss Rebecca SWINDELL of Swan Quarter. The month of March is missing.]
Vol. 11, #1
On November 13, 1933, just one month ago today, while the twilight shadows were gathering, the death angel visited the home of W.A. BISHOP of Scranton and took from us a loving mother, friend and neighbor, Mrs. Martha BISHOP. She was 78 years, 2 months and 7 days old. She leaves children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
On January 9, 1934, there was a double wedding at the Baptist parsonage in Fairfield when the following two couples presented themselves for marriage: Mr. Dallas Dinton CHAMBERS to Miss Carrie Missouri CUTRELL and Mr. John Edward ADAMS to Miss Mary Alice CUTRELL, all of Pantego. It was a quiet, solemn occasion with only a few friends witnessing.
After a long illness, Mrs. Tom GIBBS of Fairfield died on January 13. She leaves to mourn her departure, a husband; a son, Abram GIBBS; three daughters: Mrs. Leland HUDSON, Mrs. Carrol BERRY and Mrs. O. BRICKHOUSE. Also several grandchildren. She was a member of North Lake Baptist Church. Her body was laid to rest at Bethel cemetery.
Mr. Sill WILLIAMS of Engelhard died January 12. He was the father of Mr. Rufus WILLIAMS. He was buried at Pleasant Grove. [In Memory Of by Martha Rebecca SWINDELL and R.S. SPENCER, JR. states Sylvester W. WILLIAMS was born August 1956 and died January 12, 1934. He was the son of Jesse WILLIAMS and Nancy HARRIS. His first wife was Susanna S. GIBBS and his second was Nancy Bertha LITCHFIELD. He was buried in the BALLANCE cemetery on Ridge Road opposite Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.]
Vol. 11, #2
Marriage Licenses from December 1, 1933-February 14, 1934:
Mr. James CARAWAN of Scranton to Miss Edna TAYLOR of Swan Quarter— Dec. 1
Mr. Oscar RAMNESS to Miss Alice HARRIS of Swan Quarter—Dec. 5
Mr. Harold D. HAMPTON to Miss Ila Mae LEE, both of Swan Quarter—Dec. 5
Mr. John E. ADAMS to Miss Mary Alice CUTRELL, both of Pantego—Dec. 9
Mr. Dallas C. CHAMBERS to Miss Carry M. CUTRELL, Dec. 9 (Listed as Dallas Dinton CHAMBERS in January issue)
Wasa (Nasa?) D. WILLIAMS to Charlotte Ann GUTHRIE, both of Ocracoke— Dec. 13
Mr. Roy BRICKHOUSE to Miss Bell SADDLER, Fairfield—Dec. 9
Mr. Will NEAL, Engelhard, to Miss Leona MANNING, Chocowinity—Dec. 20
Mr. Ralph MIDGETTE to Miss Ruth MOONEY, both of Fairfield—Dec. 21
Mr. Johnnie HARRIS to Miss Annie M. O’NEAL, both of Engelhard—Dec. 22
Mr. Harry C. TELLERTON to Miss Mildred GIBBS, both of Engelhard—(No date)
Mr. Charles T. BELL of Scranton to Miss Ella L. GIBBS of Swan Quarter—Dec. 23
Mr. George EQUALS to Miss Ada D. SIMPSON, both of Scranton—Dec. 30 (There were no marriages listed for January & February.)
Chapter of Sorrow:
It was the misfortune of Mr. W.M. HOOKER to meet tragic death in a collision six miles from Swan Quarter on Swan Quarter & Engelhard Road. It happened Monday morning, February 5 before 11 o’clock when W.M. HOOKER and Mr. William PAYNE had a head-on collision. Mr. HOOKER was killed suddenly while Mr. Maxwell HARRIS, who was riding with Mr. PAYNE, was carried to Taylor Hospital where every care was given but suffering a double skull fracture, he too passed away a few days later. Other passengers with Mr. HOOKER were Rufus WILLIAMS, Ira ROSE, and Fred GIBBS of Engelhard. All were hurt but Mr. WILLIAMS and Mr. PAYNE were hurt more seriously. They are still in the hospital. Mr. ROSE and Mr. GIBBS returned home where they are improving. Mr. William PAYNE is perhaps more seriously injured, having a crushed chest and five broken ribs. Mr. WILLIAMS suffered a crushed knee. Mr. W.M. HOOKER was a prominent citizen of Hyde County. He has been cashier of the Engelhard Banking and Trust Company since it was organized. He was a devoted husband and father. He was a member of the Engelhard Methodist Church. He died at the age of 43 years, 4 months and 4 days. There survives him, a father and mother, a sister: Miss Ella HOOKER of Aurora; Mrs. Virginia ODEN of Ocean View, Virginia; a brother: Percy HOOKER of Durham; a wife and 3 children, Delia Chloe HOOKER, AGE 10, Latney Bonner HOOKER, age 7 and Andrew Allen HOOKER, age 1. Also one uncle, Octavius HOOKER, now a banker at Aurora.
On January 13, 1934 the angel of death visited the home of T.E. GIBBS, Fairfield, and took from us a loving mother, Mrs. Rose Annie GIBBS, who was 48 years, 3 months and 9 days old. She leaves a husband, a son, 3 daughters, and 8 grandchildren. She had a sweet, gentle voice that I loved so much. She had great faith in her Lord and his promises. She was laid to rest in the Bethlehem cemetery. [Written by: Mrs. Lorina HUDSON, a loving daughter]
Funeral services for the late William Timothy BERRY, age 74, were held Monday at 10:30 from Providence Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. W.G. LOWE and assisted by Rev. R.R. GRANT of Plymouth and Rev. E.W. DOWMAN of Belhaven. Interment was made in Soule cemetery near the birth place of the deceased. Mr. BERRY died Saturday morning, February 10 at 4:15. He had been sick for four years. He was born April 17, 1860 at Juniper Bay, Hyde County, but spent most of his life at Swan Quarter. He was the senior member of The Berry Company, one of the leading business concerns in the county. It was established 42 years ago by himself and his late brother, Alexander BERRY. The past 22 years his two nephews, D.L. & C.R. BERRY, were his associates. He was a friend to all, even the children loved and revered “Uncle Tim”. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Ida Patrick WESTON of Pantego; two children: Mrs. Clyde SMITH of Pantego and Miss Lucy L. BERRY, of Swan Quarter; two grandchildren: Miss Eunice SMITH of Pantego and Dr. Clyde Tim SMITH of Valhalla, New York; one brother: John H.C. BERRY of Swan Quarter; and one half-brother, Job BERRY of Swan Quarter. Active pallbearers were: John M. BERRY, Charles R. BERRY, Alexander B. BERRY, Elmo H. SWINDELL, all of Swan Quarter, James E. BERRY of New Holland and Dr. Z. Vance JONES of Norfolk, Virginia.
Eugene Arthur CARAWAN died January 17, 1934 of a heart attack. He was born January 20, 1866. In middle life he became a member of the Christian Church at Swan Quarter. He resided at Rose Bay. There mourns his going, a wife and five children, Mrs. George SPENCER of Scranton, Columbus C. CARAWAN of Bath, Mrs. John R. SPENCER of Rocky Mount and Murray E. CARAWAN and Cleatus M. CARAWAN, both of Swan Quarter. Two brothers survive: C.H. CARAWAN and W.F. CARAWAN, both of Swan Quarter. There were 9 grandchildren. Services were conducted by Revs. E.R. STEWART, L.W. LOWE, and Roe HARRIS. Burial took place in Mt. Olive cemetery.
Mrs. M.G. FISHER, 81, died February 9. Before her marriage 57 years ago, she was Miss Virginia SWINDELL of Swan Quarter. She joined Soule’s Methodist Church early in life and was a faithful member. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband; two sons: U.B. FISHER of Swan Quarter and A.G. FISHER of Columbia, South Carolina; one daughter: Mrs. Henry JONES of Fairfield; one brother: G.C. SWINDELL; 7 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at the home by her pastor, Rev. W.G. LOWE of Swan Quarter and interment took place in Soule’s cemetery.
Rev. George T. LUMPKIN died recently of a heart attack. He was 60 years old and had been superintendent of our Baptist Hospital at Winston-Salem since it was founded. A wife and 4 children survive. North Carolina Baptists mourn the loss of a great Christian spirit and leader.
Vol. 11, #3
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Vol. 11, #4
Mr. Ernest JEFFERSON is about to complete his new building on the street between T.D. SWINDELL’s Shoe Shop and BISHOP’s Store.
Mr. Fred LATHAM is now liquidating agent for the New Holland Corporation. Some months ago the railroad track was sold and has been removed. Now the farm machinery has been disposed of and the Lake Bottom farm project has been given up. Lake Mattamuskeet is full to overflowing and has been converted into a fowl and fish preserve.
During December 1933, there were 27 marriage licenses issued. From December 30 to February 13 there were none issued. From February 13 to April 2 there were only 6 licenses issued and all of them were to colored couples.
On March 24, 1934 an angel came and took our dear loving mother, Mrs. Elveria BLAKE, from us. She was born in Fairfield on September 13, 1882 and she lived in Fairfield 51 years. She was a faithful church worker. God saw a vacancy in heaven while she was in the Taylor (listed as Tayloe in other places) Hospital and called our mother there Tuesday night, March 13, 1934. She had been married to Mr. James M. BLAKE for 26 years. She leaves her husband, seven children and seven grandchildren. She was buried at the family graveyard at New Lands. [Written by her daughter, Mrs. Hadley WESTON.]
Mr. John M. CREDLE of Currituck was elected to the Board of Education to fill the vacancy made by Mr. Joe MANN of Fairfield.
Mr. O.L. WILLIAMS announces his candidacy for Representative from Hyde County in the 1935 General Assembly.
Vol. 11, #5
Recently it was decided to consolidate the Engelhard and Lake Landing schools. Reports are to the effect that the school at Engelhard will be enlarged to take care of all the children of Lake Landing Township.
Mrs. Jennie M. FISHER died at her old home at Lake Landing on May 6 after an illness of about three months, and was buried at Amity cemetery on May 7. Burial services were conducted by her local pastor, Rev. H.A. CHESTER, in Amity M.E. Church where she had worshipped and labored for many years. She was 79 years old. Those surviving are her husband, M.M. FISHER; two daughters: Mrs. H.B. CREDLE and Mrs. L.J. WESTON; one son, S.M. FISHER. Also several grandchildren. [In Memory Of by Martha Rebecca SWINDELL and R.S. SPENCER, JR. states date of death as May 5.]
Mrs. W.B. GIBBS succumbs at Gum Neck, a former resident of Hyde County. She died with pellegra. She was buried May 8 at the family graveyard near Mr. Eure GIBBS. She became a member of North Lake Baptist Church in 1904. There survives her, a husband; a son, Odos GIBBS of New York; two sisters: Mrs. Flane JARVIS and Mrs. Laben BALLANCE of Fairfield; two brothers: W.D. GIBBS of Norfolk, Virginia and E.P. GIBBS of Engelhard; to grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were conducted by her pastor, E.R. STEWART, assisted by Rev. J.C. GROCE and Rev. Walter P. ARMSTRONG. [This is probably Nancy GIBBS, wife of William Benjamin “Ben Wilson” GIBBS.]
Orlando JONES of Scranton announces his candidacy for High Sheriff of Hyde County.
Jeff CREDLE of Scranton announces his candidacy for High Sheriff of Hyde County.
R.O. PAYNE of Gulrock announces his candidacy for office of Register of Deeds of Hyde County.
Mrs. E.O. SPENCER of Swan Quarter announces her candidacy for office of Register of Deeds of Hyde County.
Miss Texes SEARS of Scranton announces her candidacy for office of Register of Deeds of Hyde County.
T.A. HARRIS of Swan Quarter announces his candidacy for office of Register of Deeds of Hyde County.
George L. COX, JR. of Middletown announces his candidacy for Clerk of Court of Hyde County.
Vol. 11, #6
Graduates from Fairfield High School are: Hazel BALLANCE, Martha O’NEAL, Eva Allen MANN, Ruben BERRY, Carlyle JONES, and Hubert SHAW.
Graduates from Engelhard High School are: Virginia SPENCER, Mary Matilda CAHOON, Thelma SWINDELL, Rachel MOONEY, Miss Geene O’NEAL, Miss Sidney GIBBS, Gretchen FULFORD, Grace PAYNE, Lila CAHOON, and Miss Milford SPENCER.
Graduates from Swan Quarter High School are: Miss Frances BERRY, Julia SPENCER, Rena Grant BONNER, Evelyn HARRIS, Mildred SWINDELL, Webster WHIDBEE, Horace GUTHRIE, Robert HARRIS, Sherwood HARRIS, William HARRIS, Joe Lee TOWNELL (TUNNELL?) Avery WILLIAMS, Herman CARAWAN, Robert BROWN, James Willis HODGES, and Poley Edward HOWARD.
Marriage Licenses Issued:
Paul NEAL of Rose Bay to Allene PATRICK of Scranton—April 9
On May 24, Rev. E.R. STEWART united in holy wedlock, Mr. William BRAY (should be GRAY) of Stumpy Point, to Miss Belle McKINNEY of Engelhard, at Swan Quarter.
During the month of April there were 11 colored couples issued marriage licenses. (No names given.)
Political News—Results of the First Primary:
Sheriff—Jeff CREDLE was reelected
Clerk of Court—Mr. George L. COX, JR. was reelected
Representative of Hyde County—Mr. O.L. WILLIAMS was elected
County Commissioner—John A. POLSON defeated Mr. John JARIUS
Present County Board—W.W. WATSON, John LUPTON, and John A. POLSON
Mr. T.A. HARRIS and Ronald PAYNE will be in the second primary for Register of Deeds.
Vol. 11, #7
Mr. R.O. PAYNE of Gulrock defeated Mr. T.A. HARRIS in the second primary and will be out next Register of Deeds.
Mrs. Will WATSON succumbed to cancer of the liver after a long illness. She died Tuesday, July 10, in Taylor Hospital. [In Memory Of by Martha Rebecca SWINDELL and R.S. SPENCER, JR. states Albina Bessie WATSON was born March 1, 1874 and died July 10, 1934. She was the daughter of Francis Marion BURGESS and Helen Marr SPENCER and was the second wife of William WATSON.]
Mrs. Eugenia SAUNDERSON died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.E. CARTER, at Middletown on June 24 and was buried at Amity cemetery on June 25. Mrs. SAUNDERSON was 88 years old. Her death was a shock to friends and relatives as she had been in seeming good health. She had eaten breakfast with the family three minutes before her death. Burial services were conducted by her local pastor, Rev. H.A. CHESTER in Amity M.E. Church where she had worshipped for many years. She is survived by two children: Mrs. R.E. CARTER of Middletown and T.E. SAUNDERSON of Lake Landing; one sister, Mrs. Sue WATSON of Lake Landing; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was married in 1872 to Benjamin Blossome SAUNDERSON and was the daughter of Riley MURRAY and Eleanor Bowen FARROW.
Graduates from Sladesville High School in 1934 --
Carlyle LUPTON, Scranton Howell MIDYETTE, Scranton Lloyd WILLIAMS, Scranton Rachel CARAWAN, Scranton Hazel HARRIS, Scranton Maggie HARRIS, Scranton Daisey HOLLOWELL, Scranton Marietta JARVIS, Scranton Carmen MIDYETTE, Scranton Ella Zena NOBLE, Scranton Leone SEARS, Scranton Grace SPENCER, Scranton Fay MIDYETTE, Scranton Stafford DAVIS, Leechville Delphine RADCLIFF, Leechville Edward RADCLIFF, Leechville Carolyn SQUIRES, Leechville Ina JONES, Ponzer Mary MORRIS, Ponzer Z. Clinton WATERS, Ponzer James MANNING, Ponzer Jeff JENNETTE, Swan Quarter John T. HEATH, New Bern
Vol. 11, #8
Among the Sick Over the County:
Mr. M.A. BALLANCE has been sick in bed for a couple of weeks with diabetes.
Sheriff Jeff CREDLE has had a couple of weeks of malarial fever.
Miss Gladys MASON has been sick with gall bladder trouble and is under hospital treatment and was operated on Friday, August 7.
Mr. D.H. CARTER is in the hospital for treatment.
We are glad to learn Mrs. S.S. NEAL is back from the hospital convalescing.
Mr. and Mrs. A.W. STEWART and son Elliott, and three of their friends from Nashville, Tennessee, visited Rev. and Mrs. E.R. STEWART. These two brothers had not seen each other in 13 years.
Mr. Foister STEWART and wife, Jerrell STEWART and Coyt KALE of Newton, N.C., nephews of Rev. and Mrs. E.R. STEWART, visited them recently.
Mr. Walter SPENCER and children from Raleigh, visited Mrs. F.F. SPENCER at Fairfield.
Mrs. (Dr.) M.M. HARRIS of Elizabeth City, visited Dr. and Mrs. A.G. HARRIS recently.
Mr. and Mrs. John SPENCER of Rocky Mt., formerly of Rose Bay, announce the arrival of a nine pound boy, William Eugene.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. C.P. MASON on July 26, a 6 ½ pound baby girl named Ina Leeoma but called “Ina Lee”.
Mr. Leon Howard PHELPS of Faquay Springs, N.C. to Miss Elaine TONNELL (TUNNELL?) of Swan Quarter on August 17. They will make their home in Raleigh.
Mr. Ebin SAWYER of Rose Bay to Mrs. Alsey Elizabeth WARD of Scranton— June 6
Herbert RHEM of Ponzer to Miss Leona HODGES of Lake Landing—June 9
Cecil JONES of Ponzer to Miss Earline GIBBS of Middletown—June 9
Louis B. CAHOON to Miss Zona Pearl JARVIS, both of Swan Quarter—July 4
Richard SAWYER to Miss Isabelle TONNELL (TUNNELL?), both of Lake Landing—July 31
Mrs. Will WATSON, better known as Mrs. Bessie Borgess (should be BURGESS) WATSON, after weeks of illness and suffering from liver cancer, died at Taylor Hospital on July 10. She was a native of Fairfield, had a home here and was postmistress for years until she married Will WATSON of Swan Quarter and then they made their home there. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Lyda FORTESQUE of Ocean View; a half-brother, Nat BORGESS (BURGESS) of Belhaven, and her husband.
Vol. 11, #9
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J.M. RABURN, a girl named Mary Louise. She was born July 7 and weighed eight pounds.
The annual meeting of the Knights of Hyde convened at Swan Quarter on August 8, 1934. The following officers were elected:
Directors for Swan Quarter Township—J.L. TUNNELL & J.B. HODGES
Directors for Currituck Township—J.C. BISHOP & E.S. FISHER
Directors for Fairfield Township—I.F. JARVIS & R.L. HARRIS
Directors for Lake Landing Township—Chas. B. McKINNEY & E.C. MILLER
Directors for Ocracoke Township—Amasa FULCHER & U.W. GARRISH
The age limit for becoming a member of the Knights of Hyde still remains at 45 years.
Mrs. Lizzie Swindell BONNER of Swan Quarter, and wife of C.L. BONNER, died Thursday morning, September 13. She had been ill for 10 days and had entered the hospital to undergo an operation. Her condition was pronounced critical and the operation was deferred until a later date. She was a member of the Swan Quarter Methodist Church and was the daughter of the late A.B. and Ara (should be Cora) SWINDELL. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the home with the final service at the graveside at the Sole (Soule) cemetery at Lake Comfort. Rev. W.G. LOWE, pastor of the Swan Quarter Methodist Church, officiated. Surviving are her husband; two daughters: Misses Lona BONNER and Rena Grant BONNER of near Swan Quarter; two sisters: Mrs. J.E. BONNER and Mrs. S.E. WESTON, both of Swan Quarter; three brothers: A.S. SWINDELL, JR. and J.H. SWINDELL, both of Swan Quarter, and F.D. SWINDELL of Bath.
Mr. M.A. BALLANCE, a prominent merchant, died at his home on September 2 after a long illness. Mr. BALLANCE carried the largest stock of merchandise of any merchant in Hyde County located at Wysockin near Lake Landing. He was a member of Watson’s Chapel Methodist Church. Services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. H.A. CHESTER, and he was buried at Amity cemetery. He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Lydie MANN; two daughters: Etheldyne and Bernice; three brothers: Liston, Octavus and Tom; five sisters: Mrs. David SELBY, Mrs. Joe CUTRELL, Mrs. John WATSON, Mrs. Harry HARRIS and Miss Alma BALLANCE.
Dr. R.B. STATEN was burned out of home, car and household furnishings on Wednesday night, September 19. Late in the midnight hour fire was discovered as it burned the kitchen and soon consumed the house. Dr. STATEN is a veterinarian. He will soon move his practice to Monroe, N.C.
Mr. M.A. MATTHEWS, the man who succeeded W.M. HOOKER as cashier at Engelhard Banking & Trust Company, is making a fine cashier. Mr. MATTHEWS had served the public for 18 years as cashier at the bank in Bayboro. He is now leading the movement in Hyde County to get an electrical power line into this territory. We appreciate having such a public spirited man in our midst who is interested in the welfare of Hyde County.
Engelhard is a progressive town down by the sea inhabited by a group of merchants, farmers, fisherman, school teachers, preachers and other callings. It is now linked with the rest of the world with a Federal highway hard-surfaced road. The state highway is under binding contract to put another coat on the present basis of clay and gravel. Engelhard is a splendid fishing point, supplying fish and oysters all over the state and many up north states enjoy the seafood taken from her waters. She is located 24 miles from Swan Quarter and 27 miles from Stumpy Point. Engelhard has 3 warehouses, the only bank in Hyde County, 2 hotels, a shoe shop, 9 stores, 3 filling stations, 3 churches (Baptist, Methodist & Disciple). It is also headquarters for distribution of Standard and Texaco oil products. Engelhard has a population of around 600. Lake Landing Township has a population of about 2000 which visit and shop at her stores. The people are looking forward to having the town incorporated, charter having been applied for. It is also hoped that a new ice plant will soon be located here. A right of way is being worked on for telephone connections and electric lights. Watch this town take on new life with construction of her new road.
Vol. 11, #10
Mr. Alexander B. BERRY, JR. of Swan Quarter to Miss Hazel WINDLEY of Pantego—September 5
Mr. James W. BARCLAY of Elm City, N.C. to Miss Annie Boyd WAYHOB (WAHAB?) of Scranton—September 21
Mr. Arthur Vance MEEKINS to Miss Maggie POPPERVILLE (POPPERWILL) of Stumpy Point—September 27
Dr. A.T. ROBERTSON, after a long life of nearly 71 years of useful services, at the close of a regular busy day of class work, died of apoplexy. He was a graduate of Wake Forest College with a M.A. degree and of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After graduating from seminary he continued as teacher of New Testament interpretation, Greek & English. For 46 years he instructed those called to the ministry. More than 6,000 went through his classroom. He wrote some 40 or more books. His “Greek Grammar” and his word pictures of the New testament are among his outstanding works. Wake Forest College, the Southern Baptist Seminary and I are all proud of Dr. ROBERTSON’S splendid career. [signed: E.R. STEWART, student]
After a couple of weeks of illness, Mr. S.E. BAUM, a native of Hyde County and resident of North Lake section near Fairfield, died on October 5. He was born December 8, 1859. He was said to be the oldest descendant of Tommie BAUM who came to Hyde County about 131 years ago. He leaves to mourn his going, his wife, Mrs. S.E. BAUM; one brother, Mr. W.E. BAUM (should be W.J. BAUM); one sister, Mrs. Anna ROPER; two half-sisters, Mrs. Sam BERRY and Mrs. Oliam GIBBS; six children: Leland BAUM, Mrs. Florence GODWIN, Rupert BAUM, Mrs. Franklin MIDYETTE, A.E. BAUM, and Glenn BAUM. Burial services were held at the home by Rev. E.R. STEWART, assisted by Rev. G.C. WOOD. Interment took place in Fairfield cemetery.
After a few weeks’ illness, Mr. Jep MASON, who had been feeble for quite a while, died on October 14 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herbert SMITH. Burial services took place at the Fairfield Church where he had always held his membership. He held an official place in the church for over 30 years. For many years he was a merchant in Fairfield and all the merchants closed their stores during burial services. He was a member of the Masonic Order. Burial services were held at the Methodist Church by Rev. G.C. WOOD, assisted by Rev. E.R. STEWART. Had he lived until October 27, he would have been 83 years old. He leaves one sister, Mrs. William BLAKE of Fairfield; two daughters: Mrs. A.B. WILLIAMS of Creswell, and Mrs. Herburt SMITH of Elizabeth City.
Vol. 11, #11
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Matthew BLAKE, a daughter on October 26. They call her Mary Alethia.
In October there was born to Mr. and Mrs. GIBBS, a daughter.
Watch Engelhard grow. First we see a hard-surfaced road extended to her limits. Then we see an enlargement being added to her High School. Several new houses have gone up recently. Now a telephone line has reached the town. Soon an ice plant is to go up and they are talking electricity very strongly.
Mrs. Jennie SEWELLS of Engelhard, age 76, passed away on Friday, October 19, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Calvin McKINNEY. Funeral services were held at the Episcopal Church the following Saturday at 3 o’clock. She was the wife of the late Gibbon SEWELLS and had always lived in this section of the county. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Calvin McKINNEY of Engelhard, Mrs. MAYO of Creswell, George and Claude SEWELLS of Swan Quarter.
After being confined to her room for 3 weeks, Mrs. Lenora E. PATRICK, wife of D.L. PATRICK, died on Sunday morning, October 28, at her home in Scranton. She had been feeble for nearly 15 years. She was born June 29, 1880. She was a member of the Christian Church. She leaves her husband; three brothers, J.C. BISHOP, Vervial BISHOP and Archbald BISHOP; seven children: Enie PATRICK, Harold PATRICK, Clifton PATRICK, Carl PATRICK, Leonard PARTICK, Mrs. Paul O’NEIL, and Miss Ina Mae PATRICK. Burial services were held at the home by Rev. W.P. ARMSTRONG. Interment was made at the family cemetery. Her 5 sons and her son-in-law, Paul O’Neil, served as pallbearers.
Miss Agnes SPENCER of Engelhard to Mr. Thomas ETHERIDGE of South Mills—October 20
Mr. T.E. GIBBS of Fairfield to Mrs. Mary Land SPENCER of Engelhard— October 15
Vol. 11, #12
Heavy rains fell over the state Thanksgiving day, washing away many bridges and doing untold damage to roads. Hyde County roads are cut up badly.
Many have been grieved over the shooting of our deputy sheriff, W.W. PAYNE. However, we are glad that he is gaining strength and there is hope for his recovery. Checks were found Saturday in an old boat near Fairfield on the Fairfield canal . The guilty parties seem to have been found—at least part of them.
Chapter of Sorrow:
After a long illness and confinement Mr. Jim SEARS of the Sladesville community, passed away on November 23 and was buried the next day in the SEARS cemetery. He was 72 years old. He is survived by his wife, two brothers and two sisters. Burial services were conducted by Rev. D.G. SAUNDERS of Belhaven, assisted by Rev. E.R. STEWART. [In Memory Of by Martha Rebecca SWINDELL and R.S. SPENCER, JR. states James Osbern SEARS was born June 26, 1862 and died Nov. 3, 1934. He was the son of Henry Bell SEARS and Mary Elizabeth HAMILTON.]
On Tuesday, November 27, burial services were held for Mrs. Mary Ann WILLIAMS of the Tiney Oak section by Rev. WILDERMAN. She was 67 years old and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George THOMPSON and Mrs. J.L. SWINDELL, both of Swan Quarter; three sons, Ephron and George Ben WILLIAMS of Swan Quarter and Claude WILLIAMS of Belhaven. [In Memory Of by Martha Rebecca SWINDELL and R.S. SPENCER, JR. states Mary Ann WILLIAMS was born April 29, 1869 and died November 25, 1954. (The year 1954 must be a typographical error.) She was the daughter of David Jarvis MASON and Luvenia E. BRIDGMAN and wife of George Hodges WILLIAMS.]
Mr. W.B. COHOON, age 82, died Tuesday, November 27, of a heart attack. Rev. W.G. LOWE conducted services and he was buried at Soule cemetery. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Albert CARTWRIGHT and Mrs. J.R. SWINDELL of Fairfield; four sons: B.S., Claude, Clifton and Carlton COHOON, all of Belhaven.
Mr. J.S. HOLLOWAY of Columbia succumbed to death. He was a life long member of the Columbia Baptist Church and for more than 20 years was the Sunday School superintendent. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of Pamlico Association. He leaves a host of friends and relatives.
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