Hyde County Messenger
Fairfield, North Carolina
Published monthly by Rev. Elliot Rufus STEWART
Abstracted by Kay Midgett Sheppard
[Filmed from originals loaned by Miss Rebecca SWINDELL, Swan Quarter, N.C. except for April and September which were loaned by the Baptist Collection, Wake Forest University.]
(The January issue states Volume 18, which is correct according to previous years, but February-December issues are listed as Volume 17.)
(IMO=Reference book used by the abstracter: In Memory Of—An Index to Hyde County Cemeteries by Martha Rebecca SWINDELL & R.S. SPENCER, JR.)
Vol. 18; #1
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Fred WILLIAMS of Fairfield, a son on January 3, 1941. They have named him Ottis Leon.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. P.B. BRITTON of Swan Quarter, a daughter, Nancie Jane, who was born January 11, 1941. She weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Julian BLAKE of Swan Quarter, a daughter, Nancie Joe, on December 6, 1940.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey CAROWAN, a son, Billy Geene, on November 26, 1940.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Nathan CUTRELL of Swan Quarter, a daughter. [No date or name.]
Mrs. Blanche HARRIS of Fairfield died after undergoing a major operation at Columbia Hospital. She was 49 years old and was a native of Hyde County, having lived in Fairfield all her life. She was a member of the Fairfield Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Mr. Riley HARRIS of Fairfield; three sisters: Mrs. Verona CUTRELL of Saint Bride's, Virginia, Mrs. Fannie NOBLES of Cove City, and Mrs. Paris CAHOON of Belhaven; one brother, Mr. W.J. WILLIAMS of Fairfield. Funeral services were conducted at the home by her pastor, Rev. E.R. STEWART. Interment was made in Fairfield cemetery. [IMO states Blanche HARRIS was born August 18, 1891 and died December 18, 1940. She was the daughter of Sylvester WILLIAMS and Mary Ann JONES and wife of Riley HARRIS.]
Elizabeth HUDSON was shot and killed on Christmas Day by her 7-year old nephew. She lived at Kilkenney and was in the 5th grade at Fairfield High School. She was approaching her 12th birthday. One of her brothers came to the house after hunting and set a loaded gun down which the child picked up and shot her in the stomach. She was rushed to Columbia Hospital but died 10 minutes after arriving. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. J.L. HUDSON; one sister, Mrs. BRICKHOUSE, and two brothers (not named). She was buried in the HUDSON graveyard. Services were conducted at the home by Rev. E.R. STEWART of Fairfield. She was buried the day after Christmas.
Ivy Dell SPENCER, a 21 year old young married man from Engelhard, was accidentally shot and killed while squirrel hunting Christmas afternoon. A gun accidentally went off, shooting him in the back of the head. His father-in law, Mr. Thad GIBBS, and two friends, Archie NEAL and Elmer SPENCER, were hunting when the accident occurred. Funeral services were held at Fulford cemetery by Rev. DESHIELD, assisted by Rev. J.C. GROCE and Rev. W.P. ARMSTRONG. Surviving are his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.S. SPENCER; and two sisters: Miss Nina SPENCER and Mrs. Leslie MIDYETTE, all of Engelhard. [IMO states Ivedell SPENCER was born July 11, 1918 and died December 25, 1940. He was the son of Oswald SPENCER and Sarah Jane GIBBS and husband of Theola Ursel GIBBS.]
Mr. Jim BLAKE of Swan Quarter died December 28, 1940 after a long illness with heart trouble. He was a member of the Swan Quarter Christian Church and was 74 years of age. Surviving are one brother, John BLAKE of Sladesville; one daughter, Mrs. Harold WILLIAMS; two grandchildren. He was buried at Soule cemetery. [IMO states James Nelson BLAKE was born May 3, 1870 and died December 28, 1940. He was the son of William Henry BLAKE and Mary Ann EMORY and husband of Nancy Elizabeth CAHOON.]
Mr. Bob CUTRELL, who for years lived in Hyde County, died at his home in Tanacea, December 7, 1940. He was 68 years old and the father of 11 children. He was a member of the Fairfield Disciple Church. Survivors are his wife and the following children: John CUTRELL, Mrs. Walter BLAKE, Jack CUTRELL, Carrie CUTRELL, Alice CUTRELL, Agnes CUTRELL, Beatrice CUTRELL, Jacob CUTRELL, Sadie CUTRELL, and Bob CUTRELL, JR. He was buried at the Bethlehem cemetery near Fairfield. A large crowd attended. Services were conducted by Rev. E.R. STEWART. [IMO states Robert Sorrowful CUTHRELL was born July 6, 1873 and died December 7, 1940. He was the son of Robert Henry CUTHRELL and Nancy E. BRINN. He was first married to Nancy Lucetta CUTRELL then to Ella Lee RASCO.]
Sudden death after long illness came to Paris COHOON when he dropped dead near his home at Belhaven on December 26, 1940. He was a member of the Disciple Church and was buried at Fairfield cemetery on December 27. Services were conducted by Rev. R.L. HARRIS. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Robena COHOON, and four children [not named]. [IMO states William Parrish CAHOON was born in 1880 (September 15) and died December 26, 1940. He was the son of William A. CAHOON and Elizabeth SWINDELL and husband of Robena WILLIAMS. This is an unmarked grave.]
Ocracoke Township: I.W. O'NEAL; Tom HOWARD; Murray TOLSON
Lake Landing Township: Linwood B. TUNNELL; O.B. GIBBS; John LUPTON
Fairfield Township: P.C. SIMMONS; C.E. BAUM; C.L. WILLIAMS
Swan Quarter Township: Marvin SWINDELL; C.J. COHOON; B.F. MASON
Currituck Township: Milan O'NEAL; Harvey B. CREDLE; Fletcher MANNING
Mr. Ralph ROPER of Engelhard became the new county accountant to succeed W.J. LUPTON who has served for 8 years.
Mayo SMITH to Mrs. Bertha BRIN, both of Scranton—December 12, 1940
Thomas FISHER to Louise POLSON, both of Newport News, Va.—Nov. 23, 1940
Marrell Eugene MARSHALL to Miss Dancie WATSON—November 27, 1940
Jessie B.H. SANDERS of Dawson, Ga. To Miss Senia SPENCER—Dec. 13. 1940
Liston HARRIS, JR. of Middletown to Miss Zona Bell BROOKS of Lake Landing—January 2, 1941
Eugene L. KELLY to Miss Mary CAHOON, both of Engelhard—January 8, 1941
A.B. (Arthur Bell) HARRIS to Miss Ada TUNNELL, both of Fairfield—January 1, 1941
Vol. 17; #2
A heart attack ended the life of Mr. Bob COX on February 6 at his home near Belhaven. Mr. COX was a native of Middletown. He was buried at Mt. Olive cemetery with Rev. Joe SAUNDERS officiating. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Tunnell COX; one daughter, Mrs. Walter RANDOLPH of Norfolk, Virginia; two sons: Jerry Dixon of Belhaven and Leland of the U.S. Navy; two sisters: Mrs. Nan HARRIS of Norfolk, Virginia, and Mrs. Walter JONES of Middletown; four brothers: George and Monroe of Middletown, Clyde of Washington, N.C. and Ben of Columbia, N.C. [IMO states Robert Edward COX was born March 14, 1863 and died January 28, 1941 (this date differs from the Messenger). He was the son of Jeremiah Farrow COX and Mary Susan WHITE and the husband of Annie Bertha TUNNELL.]
Mr. Liddle John Pugh MIDYETTE was 83 years old. He died at the home of his son Everette at Lake Landing. He was a native of Hyde County and was known by his friends as "Tobey". At his own request he was buried in a casket he made himself several years ago. Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Amanda GIBBS of Pungo and Mrs. S.R. GIBBS (Ina Gertrude) of Lake Landing; three sons: Everett of Lake Landing, Oscar (Edward Oscar) of Bath and Dammer (Dameron Harry) of Hatteras. [IMO states Little John Pugh "Tobe" MIDYETTE, JR. was born August 10, 1857 and died January 30, 1941. He was the son of Little John Pugh MIDYETTE, SR. and Amanda PEGRAM. He was married first to Sophia Ann E. GIBBS; second to Mrs. Mary Jane Armstrong WILLIAMS; and third to Mrs. Charity Brooks SAUNDERSON. He was buried in Amity Church cemetery in Lake Landing.]
Mrs. Julian BLAKE succumbed at Tayloe Hospital on February 10 following an operation. She was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. DANIELS of Fairfield. She was a member of the Swan Quarter Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband; three children (not named); her parents; five brothers: Clyde, Harold, Willie, Thomas, and Johnie Lee; four sisters: Mrs. Eure Mae DOWE of Fairmont, N.C.; Anna Nora, Edith and Marie. Services were held at the home of Mr. J.B. DANIELS by her pastor, Rev. E.R. STEWART. Interment was in Fairfield cemetery. [IMO states Sally Belle BLAKE was born October 21, 1909 and died February 10, 1941. She was the daughter of Joseph Benjamin DANIELS, SR. and Nancy Leuretha CUTRELL.] (See April 1941 for more details)
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Mayo SMITH of Scranton, twins. One died at birth, the other at 8 days old. [IMO states Anna Marie SMITH and Glenda Marie SMITH were both born February 3, 1941 and both died February 4, 1941. Their parents were Mayo SMITH and Mrs. Bertha Sawyer BRINN. The twins are buried in unmarked graves in the G.H. HARRIS cemetery in Currituck Township on Road #1143 near Smith Creek Bridge.]
B.H. GIBBS of New Holland to Miss Ella Mae MOONEY of Lake Landing— January 18, 1941
McDonald SKITTLETHORPE of Bath to Miss Hannah NEAL of Engelhard— January 31, 1941
Roy COHOON of Swan Quarter to Miss Dorothy WHEELER of Sladesville— January 25, 1941.
Vol. 17; #3
Miss Grace BERRY of Swan Quarter, who has faithfully filled her place as secretary-treasurer of the Beaufort-Hyde Mutual Burial Association for the past eight years, is to take up her new position with the government in Washington, D.C.
County Superintendent, P.G. GALLOP, resigned to take effect June 30, 1941. He had served as Pamlico County Superintendent for 2 years. He came to Hyde County in 1937 and has served her for 6 years. Mr. GALLOP is the dynamo behind the forthcoming celebration of the 230th anniversary of Hyde County.
Mr. U.W. TARKINGTON of Belhaven has served as merchant of his community for 34 years.
On Friday, February 21, 1941, Miss Lucy Leigh BERRY, daughter of Mrs. W.T. BERRY, was united in wedlock to Mr. William Henry LANGSTON of Goldsboro. They were married at the Methodist parsonage at Dillon, S.C.
Roland E. BLAKE of Fairfield to Miss Mattie BALLANCE of Swan Quarter—February 24, 1941
Robert ATKINSON, 79, of Florence, S.C., died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.H. SWINDELL, on Friday night, March 7, 1941, following an illness of several months. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at 11:00 at the SWINDELL home. Burial followed in Soule cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. E.G. COWAN, pastor of the Swan Quarter Methodist Church of which he was a member for several years. A quartet composed of Mrs. Elmo SWINDELL, Mrs. Metrah SWINDELL, Mr. B.N. WILLIAMS and Mr. J.C. WILLIAMS, sang. The pallbearers were Edward BONNER and the following grandsons: Robert, Howard, and Wesley WALLACE, Russell and John Harold SWINDELL. Mr. ATKINSON was a native of Vose, Pennsylvania and leaves a widow and three daughters: Mrs. J.H. WALLACE of Charleston, S.C., Mrs. J.H. SWINDELL of Swan Quarter, and Mrs. J.M. COLIE of Florence, S.C.; two sisters: Mrs. B.L. LYMAN of Tunkhannoch, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. C.E. DECKER of Asheville, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. [IMO states Robert ATKINSON was born January 9, 1862 in Lynville, Pa. and died March 7, 1941. He was the son of Robert Hartwell ATKINSON and Ellen BROUGHTON and husband of Lucinda LUCE.]
Mrs. Lillian CUTRELL, a native of Hyde County, died on March 12 after months of illness and suffering from cancer. She was a member of the Fairfield Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, Mr. Ralph CUTRELL; four children (not named); three brothers: Tooley and Nathan CUTRELL of Swan Quarter, and Carl CUTRELL of Fairfield; two sisters: Mrs. Will CUTRELL and Mrs. Dan CUTRELL of Fairfield. Services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Z.N. DESHIELDS, assisted by Rev. E.G. COWAN. Interment was made in Fairfield cemetery. [IMO states Lillian CUTHRELL was born June 28, 1905 and died March 12, 1941. She was the daughter of John Tooley CUTRELL and Pinnie ARMSTRONG and wife of Ralph Gray CUTHRELL.]
As we go to press, news comes of the sudden death of Ray BLAKE, a former resident of Hyde County. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard BLAKE of Fairfield. He fell or jumped from a dredge boat while working at Norfolk and drowned. There was an explosion and fire that caused him to leave the boat. He was a young man about 21 years old. Also it is reported that Leslie BLAKE, a former resident of Fairfield and son of Mr. and Mrs. John BLAKE of Sladesville, is in the hospital, having been severely burned. [IMO states Ray Russell BLAKE was born May 7, 1920 and died March 16, 1941. He was the son of Leonard Lee BLAKE and Emily Martin CUTRELL. He was buried in Fairfield cemetery.]
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Edward L. JENNETTE, 56, of Ponzer, who died at her home on February 17 following an illness for about a year. She spent months in Columbia Hospital. She was a member of Mt. Olive Christian Church. Services were conducted by Rev. Joe SAUNDERS. While she was a native of Beaufort County, she had lived in Hyde about 20 years. Survivors are her husband; a son, Macon HOWARD; a daughter, Mrs. Guy R. CUTRELL of Fairfield; and a sister, Mrs. W.H. STOWE of Belhaven. [IMO states Harriet Ann JENNETTE was born February 14, 1885 in Beaufort County and died February 17, 1941. She was the daughter of Solomon A. JENNETTE and Cathrene SMITZ. She was first married to William Lafayette HOWARD then to Edward Lee JENNETTE. She was buried in Mount Olive Church cemetery in Currituck Township.]
Vol. 17; #4
Oscar PAYNE to Miss Sallie MOONEY, both of Fairfield—March 29
Jack L. WINDLEY to Miss Helen Louise JONES, both of Swan Quarter—March 21
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Keith CAHOON of Engelhard, a daughter on March 19.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Carl NEAL of Fairfield, a son on March 12.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Claude BRICKHOUSE of Fairfield, a son.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Eddie MIDYETTE of Fairfield, a daughter.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Abram GIBBS of Swan Quarter, a son on March 7.
In order that Ambassador Josephus DANIELS and General Samuel T. ANSELL may be able to attend the celebration of Hyde's 230th anniversary, the celebration has been postponed to May 30-31 & June 1. Josephus DANIELS, former Secretary of Navy and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, will deliver the homecoming address at Sladesville. Mr. DANIELS spent his boyhood at Ocracoke Island. An address on "Great Hyde Countians, Living and Dead" will be delivered after the banquet at Fairfield by General ANSELL. Attorney, H. Clay CARTER of Washington, N.C. will also speak at Fairfield.
It is with a sad heart I try to write a sketch in memory of my dear sister who was born October 21, 1909 and died February 10, 1941, making her stay on earth 31 years, 3 months and 21 days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. DANIELS of Fairfield. She leaves to mourn her going, her husband, Julian BLAKE; three children: Doris, Edna Belle, and Nancy Joe; her parents; four sisters and 5 brothers: Thomas, Johnie Lee, Clyde, Harold, Marie and Annie Nora, all of Fairfield, Mrs. Eura Mae DAW of Fairmont, N.C., Mrs. Edith ALEXANDER of Norfolk, Virginia, and Willie DANIELS of Newport News, Virginia; one grandmother, Mrs. Mahalie CUTRELL (Mahala Emmaline HARRIS who married Burrage CUTRELL) of Saint Bride's, Virginia; 4 nieces; 6 nephews; 4 aunts; and 1 uncle. In early life she joined the Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church. Services were conducted by her pastor February 11 at the home of Mr. J.B. DANIELS. Her body was laid to rest in the Fairfield cemetery. [Written by a broken-hearted sister, Annie Nora.] [See February 1941]
Mrs. J.J. TUNNELL, a well-known and well-liked woman of Swan Quarter, died at her home. She had been ill several days. Mrs. TUNNELL was Miss Lillie BENSON before her marriage and was a life-long resident of Hyde County. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. George HOOPER of Washington, D.C.; a son, Linwood TUNNELL of Swan Quarter; four brothers: Robert and Jim BENSON of Wilmington, N.C., Chase BENSON of Greensboro and Dan BENSON of Elizabeth City; one sister, Mrs. S.M. BOOMER of Swan Quarter. Funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. E.G. COWAN of the Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Soule cemetery. [IMO states Lillie Jennette TUNNELL was born January 29, 1884 and died March 24, 1941. She was the daughter of Zaccheus BENSON and Mary Matilda WATSON. She was the wife of Joseph Jones "Buck" TUNNELL.]
After some days of illness and stroke, Mrs. Lorena BONNER passed away at her home in Swan Quarter. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her sons: Claude and John BONNER of Swan Quarter; a daughter, Mrs. John LEE (Bryda BONNER) of Swan Quarter. She was buried Monday, April 14 at Soule cemetery. Services were conducted by her pastor. [IMO states Lorena May BONNER was born December 21, 1863 and died April 13, 1941. She was the daughter of Henry T. JONES and Mary Ann EDWARDS. She was the wife of William Selby BONNER.]
Mr. Carl E. SELBY passed away at Sanatorium, Sanitorium, N.C. on March 29 at the age of 31. He died of tuberculosis after several years of suffering. He was a member of the Engelhard Methodist Church and son of Mrs. Fannie SELBY. He was one of a large family of ten. Surviving are: Mrs. Brooks ELLINGTON of Raleigh, Mrs. Guy BOYCE of Edenton, Mrs. Hubert PROGDEN of Candor, N.C., Farnsworth SELBY of Norfolk, Virginia, Mrs. Keith COHOON of Engelhard, Jack SELBY of Jacksonville, N.C., Mrs. Edgbert McKINNEY of Engelhard, and Robert & Lucas SELBY of Engelhard. Services were held by Rev. J.R. REGAN. [IMO states Carl Edwin SELBY was born January 25, 1910 and died March 30, 1941 (death date differs from the Messenger). He was the son of Farnsworth SELBY, SR. and Fannie THOMPSON. He was buried in the Tolbert SELBY cemetery on Swamp Road #1315 in Lake Landing Twp.]
Early on Friday morning, Mr. Will WATSON, who appeared to be in good health, dropped dead at his front gate. He was 74 years old. He lived a useful life and held places of public office. For about 25 years he served as secretary-treasurer of the Order of I.O.O.F. Services were conducted at the Methodist Church by his pastor, Rev. E.G. COWAN. The Odd Fellows held a very impressive service at the grave. Survivors are Mrs. Lillian RICE of Washington, D.C.; Joe WATSON of New York; Mrs. LESCO of Washington, D.C.; Arthur Graham WATSON of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Ruth SMITH of Washington, D.C.; and Mrs. Frank BAXTON of New York. Burial was at Fairfield cemetery. [IMO states William WATSON was born May 3, 1866 and died April 11, 1941. He was the son of Joseph Masters WATSON and Elisha Ann BURRUS. He was first married to Hattie Elizabeth HARRIS then to Albina Bessie BURGESS.]
C.B. WILLIAMS was born to Mr. and Mrs. Allen WILLIAMS on February 19, 1940 and died after 10-12 days with pneumonia on March 31 at Columbia Hospital. He was a few days over 13 months old. Survivors are his parents and his little sister, Grace. He was buried in a field on Mr. C.B. WILLIAMS' farm—the first in a new graveyard. Services were conducted by Rev. E.R. STEWART, assisted by Rev. W.P. ARMSTRONG. [IMO states Calvin B. WILLIAMS was born circa 1941 and died circa 1941. He was the son of Allen WILLIAMS and Alma LEWIS. He is buried in an unmarked grave in the WILLIAMS cemetery on Ridge Road #1311 in Lake Landing Township.]
On Friday night, April 11, after a long illness, Mrs. Marsh JARVIS of Credle Road section, died. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are Mrs. J.B. O'NEAL, Mrs. Charlie RICKS of Pantego, Mr. Orland JARVIS of Swan Quarter, and Charlie JARVIS of Fayetteville. Services were conducted by her pastor. [IMO states Lorena JARVIS was born May 1, 1867 and died April 11, 1941. She was the daughter of James Edward BRIDGMAN and Mrs. Elizabeth Credle FARROW and wife of George Marshall JARVIS. She was buried in Soule cemetery.]
Vol. 17; #5
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Hilton ALLIGOOD of Fowle Memorial Hospital, a daughter on May 10. She weighed 5 pounds.
M. Guy STOWE to Miss Lydia DAVIS, both of Ponzer—April 12
Oscar PAYNE to Miss Sallie MOONEY, both of Fairfield—March 29
James Paul ASKEW of Lewiston to Miss Mildred SWINDELL of Swan Quarter— March 19
Charles Haywood MAN, 13 years, 3 months and 2 days old, was tried by Clerk of Court, Mr. Bill COCHRAN, for raping a small 3 year old white girl. He was sentenced to Morrison Training School at Hoffman, N.C.
Rev. E.R. STEWART is celebrating 19 years of ministry in Hyde County.
Fairfield High School Graduates:
Swan Quarter High School Graduates:
Ada Martha HARRIS
Mary Hyde FLOWERS
Ed Warren SPENCER
Mrs. Addie Mason SMITH, 54, wife of Herbert P. SMITH, died suddenly Monday night at 8:15 at her home at 215 North Martin Street. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Wilbourne M. SMITH, and a grandson, Albert M. SMITH, both of Elizabeth City; and a sister, Mrs. B.A. WILLIAMS of Creswell, formerly of Fairfield. A native of Hyde County, Mrs. SMITH had lived here (Elizabeth City) for about 34 years. A funeral service will be held at the home on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 with interment to follow in Old Hollywood cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Alice POWERS passed away at the home of her daughter, Miss Annie POWERS, near Mecklyville at the ripe age of 86 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her daughter and three nephews and one niece. Interment was made at Beulah Baptist Church cemetery. Services were held by the undertaker, Mr. D.L. BERRY. [IMO states Mary Alice POWERS was born in Beaufort County on February 18, 1855 and died April 24, 1941. She was the daughter of Abraham WILKINSON and Julia COZZINS and wife of Samuel POWERS.]
On May 1, two years ago near Engelhard, the death angel came to the home of my dear mother and took her peacefully away. She was seriously ill for several days. She was a member of the Church of Christ for several years. She leaves seven children: Mr. E.A. SPENCER and Mr. C.D. SPENCER of Fairfield, Mrs. C.A. CAHOON of Swan Quarter, Mr. E.M. SPENCER of Fairfield, Mrs. Lessie Spencer O'NEAL of Fairfield, Mr. E.D. SPENCER of Washington, N.C., and Mrs. Pearl McKINNEY of Scranton; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the family cemetery. Rev. Walter ARMSTRONG conducted the burial service. [Written by her daughter, Mrs. Pearl McKINNEY.] [IMO states Mary Matilda SPENCER was born January 24, 1858 and died May 2, 1939 (the day differs from the Messenger). She was the daughter of Henry NIXON and Nancy E. GIBBS and wife of Edward Jones SPENCER. She is buried in the David G. SPENCER cemetery on Ridge Road in an unmarked grave.]
Vol. 17; #6
Winston COHOON to Miss Edna SEXTON, both of Kilkenney—May 25, 1941
Mrs. George P. CARTER died Friday morning, June 13, at her home in Fairfield after a long illness. She was a member of the Fairfield Methodist Church. Services were held in the Methodist Church by her pastor, Rev. E.G. COWAN, assisted by Rev. R.R. GRANT, Rev. E.R. STEWART and Rev. R.L. HARRIS. Interment was made in Fairfield cemetery. Surviving are her husband, some nieces and other relatives. [IMO states Margaret "Maggie" Gray CARTER was born July 28, 1875 and died June 12, 1941 (the day differs from the Messenger). She was the daughter of Thomas Garland MIDYETTE and Mrs. Margaret Gray Spencer SIMMONS and wife of George Peabody CARTER.]
Mr. Romulus WATSON followed his brother, Will WATSON, in death within two months. Both died with heart attacks. Mr. WATSON was a life-long resident of Hyde County and member of the Providence Methodist Church. In the absence of his pastor, Rev. R.R. GRANT conducted services. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Tunnell WATSON; two daughters: Miss Sallie WATSON of Columbia, S.C. and Miss Lola WATSON of Swan Quarter; one son, Sandy WATSON of State College in Raleigh. Interment was in Soule cemetery. [IMO states Romulus Saunderson WATSON was born April 30, 1870 and died June 5, 1941. He was the son of Joseph Masters WATSON and Elisha Ann BURRUS and husband of Ruby TUNNELL.]
Funeral services were held Monday morning from the home in Swan Quarter for Mrs. Staton HARRIS, 35, who died Sunday morning at Tayloe Hospital in Washington following a 10-day illness. Rev. Z.N. DeSHIELDS, Christian minister, officiated, with the Order of Rebekah conducting part of the service. Burial was at the family cemetery in Swan Quarter. Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Doris HARRIS; three sons: Carl, Burford and Morris; two step-sons: Sherwood HARRIS of Fort Jackson, S.C. and Keith HARRIS of Norfolk, Virginia; six sisters: Mrs. Charlie EMORY of Gulrock, Mrs. MIDYETTE (Sarah Melissa ROSE) of Stumpy Point, Mrs. Henry BERRY of Roanoke Rapids, Mrs. Harvey HARRIS of Swan Quarter, Mrs. Sam BRINN of Engelhard, and Mrs. Della CAHOON of Lake Landing. Pallbearers were: C.L. BONNER, J.C. BISHOP, Charlie CAHOON, Claud SAWYER, Rouse LUPTON and Rufus SMITH. [IMO states Nora Jerelene HARRIS was born October 6, 1906 and died June 1, 1941. She was the daughter of Bennett ROSE and Ann Elizabeth JARVIS and wife of Staton Alton HARRIS. She was buried in the George HARRIS cemetery on Road #1137 in Swan Quarter Township.]
Vol. 17; #7
Within 90 days, five had heart attacks which ended life here:
April 11---Mr. Will WATSON
June 5-----Mr. Romulous WATSON
June 21---Mr. Frank SADDLER
June 23---Mr. Stephen CARTWRIGHT
June 30---Mr. John CARAWAN
Excerpt from a letter written by Florence CARAWAN from the Kennedy Home in Kinston, N.C. on June 16, 1941 to Rev. E.R. STEWART.
Dear Mr. STEWART,
A few lines to let you know how much I enjoyed being home for the Homecoming services the other Sunday and how much I appreciate and thank you for asking Mr. HOUGH to let us come. I was so surprised when I saw my three brothers. I had no idea of seeing them. That Sunday was the first time we have all been together since we left two years ago, May 30, to come to the orphanage. C.W. and Mary both send their love.
(Rev. STEWART states that "Florence is one of the three CARAWAN children now in Kennedy Home. Florence says she likes the orphanage. We are glad to have them home the First Sunday in June. It was homecoming for these children when all six could be together for a short time.")
Mr. Stephen CARTWRIGHT died June 23 of a heart attack. He was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are nine children: Wallace, Carroll, Spruce, Clarence, Misses Lena, Nellie, Emily, Mary and Mrs. Tom COHOON.
Rev. L.R. O'BRIAN died suddenly in Oxford, N.C. on July 11. He was a well-known Baptist pastor all over North Carolina. He was visiting his daughter, Mrs. R.M. RAY, JR. in Oxford. Brother O'BRIAN attended Wake Forest College. He was about 55 years of age and had been a minister for 30 years. Surviving are his wife; one son, Dr. L.R. O'BRIAN of Lynchburg, Virginia; his daughter; seven sisters and two brothers. Brother O'BRIAN was one of eleven children. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, July 9, at 3:30, for John L. CARAWAN, 61, a well-known Hyde County farmer and oysterman, who died suddenly last Monday night at his home in Swan Quarter. The services were conducted by the pastor of the Primitive Baptist Church and interment was in the family cemetery. Mr. CARAWAN was the son of Riley and Elsie CARAWAN of Hyde County. Survivors are his wife, the former Miss Mable SADLER of Swan Quarter; four sons: Leland of Manteo, Milton and Junior of Swan Quarter, and Clarence Poe of Columbus, Georgia; three brothers: Reuben CARAWAN of Washington, Byron CARAWAN of Norfolk, Virginia, and Hertford CARAWAN of Raleigh; one sister, Amanda HOPKINS of Hobucken. [IMO states John Leland CARAWAN, SR. was born January 7, 1883 and died June 30, 1941. He was the son of Riley Benjamin CARAWAN and Elsie Elizabeth CARAWAN and husband of Mabel SADLER. He was buried in the CARAWAN-SADLER cemetery on Credle Road #1124 in Swan Quarter Township. His birth date listed in IMO reflects his age as 58 1/2 years.]
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Charlie ARMSTRONG, a daughter, Rose Marie, on May 5.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Tommie DAWSON of Fairfield, a daughter on July 9. They call her Hannah Herring DAWSON.
Richard MANN to Miss Ruth McKINNEY, both of Middletown—(No date)
Harvey MASON to Miss Helen CREDLE, both of Rose Bay—July 7
Mr. T. Carl BROWN of Raleigh, brother of Mrs. E.R. STEWART, was married to Miss Francis Elizabeth WARD of Robersonville, on August 2 at the Robersonville Baptist Church at 6 o'clock.
We welcome new members, Mrs. Sam WESTON, Mrs. Roy PUGH, and Master Gus PUGH, into our fellowship at Engelhard.
Vol. 17; #8
Miss Dorothy ROEBUCK of Fairfield to Mr. Forest PIERCE of Florida—Aug. 9
Mrs. Rachel WHITE of Middletown, announces the marriage of her daughter, Ella Mae WHITE, to Luther Lawson McKENNEY of Annapolis, Maryland on July 28, 1941. The rites were solemnized before Rev. Carl HEMINGHAUS in St. Mark's Ev. Lutheran Church in Baltimore before a few relatives and intimate friends. Mrs. McKENNEY graduated from E.C.T.C. and has taken graduate work at U.N.C. and the University of California. She has been a successful teacher in the state schools for several years. Mr. McKENNEY is a construction engineer for the Maryland State Road Commission and is now employed in Arnold, Maryland where they will make their home. [Reported by Mrs. Mary E. White BRANDT.]
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Alton BAUM of Fairfield, a son on August 11. They call him Walter Gibbs BAUM.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Andy HARDY on August 14 in New York, twin girls. Mrs. HARDY was formerly Miss Alma Grace JENNETTE of Rose Bay.
Mr. Leawood SWINDELL succumbed after a fight of 7 weeks or more. He was in a wreck that occurred on a curve near Elizabeth City more than 7 weeks ago. He was severely burned from his waist down. He was a fine young man, 20 years of age—the only child of his home. He was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Lewis SWINDELL; two uncles: Josh McKINNEY of Wilmington and John McKINNEY of Tarboro. Services were held in the Engelhard Church by his pastor, Rev. Z.N. DASHIELD, assisted by Rev. J.W. FRANK and Rev. E.R. STEWART. [IMO states Lewood L. SWINDELL was born April 27, 1921 and died August 12, 1941. He was the son of Lewis Baxton SWINDELL and Elizabeth McKINNEY. He was buried in the SWINDELL cemetery on Hwy. #264 in Lake Landing Township.]
Mr. Tom BURRUS passed away Tuesday, July 22, at Bridgeton, N.C. where he was living. He was nearly 77 years old and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ada BURRUS; three sons: Preston BURRUS of New Jersey, Allen BURRUS of Norfolk, Virginia, and Thomas BURRUS of Fairfield; one daughter, Miss Emma BURRUS of Raleigh; one brother, David BURRUS of Fairfield. Interment was made in Fairfield cemetery. [IMO states Thomas Smith BURRUS, SR. (Jr.) was born November 8, 1864 and died July 24, 1941. He was the son of Thomas Smith BURRUS, SR. and Frances Ann Fletcher CARTER and husband of Ada Waltres BURRUS.]
Mr. Tom SPENCER of Creswell, N.C., formerly of Engelhard, died at his home near Creswell, August 1. He was 75 years old. Many will remember Mr. SPENCER as an active farmer in his community.
Mr. Ed SADDLER of Swan Quarter passed away at the County Home after a week's illness. He was a native of Hyde County, having lived at Fairfield at the head of the Alligator River. He was approaching 77 years of age and was a member of the Swan Quarter Baptist Church. He leaves a wife and two children: Mrs. Webb ALEXANDER of near New Holland, and Sam SADDLER. He was buried in the Blake graveyard at New Lands. Rev. E.R. STEWART, his pastor, conducted the service. [IMO states Edward Columbus SADLER was born December 8, 1864 and died August 7, 1941. He was the son of Samuel J. SADLER and Patsy SAWYER. He was first married to Notie MEEKINS then to Mrs. Sarah Cutrell PEGRAM. He is buried in an unmarked grave in the BLAKE-WILLIAMS cemetery at Newlands on Road #1306 in Fairfield Township.]
Mr. Bernie Dew BRINN died at the age of 91 years, 3 months, and 29 days. Mr. BRINN had a large family connection. He had been sick since last November. He died August 3 and was buried the following day. [IMO states Burnie Dew BRINN was born January 8, 1850 and died August 4, 1941 (this date differs from the Messenger). He was the son of Joseph BRINN and Sarah BRINN. He was first married to Sarah HARRIS then to Ludy COBURN. He is buried in the BRINN cemetery on Road #1143 in Currituck Township.]
Vol. 17; #9
Mr. Rowell LANE of Tampa, Florida, formerly the principal of Engelhard High School, was married to Miss Hazel ASBY of Engelhard. The wedding took place at Tampa, Florida on September 1. Mr. LANE is now 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Corps.
A family reunion was held at the home of Mrs. Martha E. HODGES, age 84, on August 31, 1941. About 120 friends and relatives were present, including her 6 children, 9 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. [Reported by E.E. (Ernest Edward) HODGES of Swan Quarter, son of Mrs. Martha HODGES.] [IMO states Martha Eleanor HODGES was born August 31, 1857 and died October 12, 1941. She was the daughter of Daniel C. HOWARD and Jerusha SWINDELL. She was the second wife of William Joseph HODGES who died December 12, 1912. Martha and William Joseph HODGES are both buried in the William M. HODGES cemetery on Road # 1305 at Mason Point in Swan Quarter Township.]
Funeral services for Rev. Jabie HARRIS, a 54-year old Swan Quarter man, were conducted Thursday afternoon with interment in Soule cemetery. Mr. HARRIS died Wednesday in a Washington hospital of injuries received in an automobile accident on the Tiney Oak Road on Sunday, August 31, while on his way to Fortesque Creek Primitive Baptist Church for a fifth Sunday meeting. He was a life-long resident of Hyde County and was a Primitive Baptist minister. Rev. HARRIS met his fate when his car collided with that of a colored man at the intersection of BRIDGMAN'S Store. Mr. HARRIS' family, a car load of 9, were also victims. All were rushed to the hospital. Mr. HARRIS died of a fractured skull and bodily injuries. The rest of the family are better and back home. The colored people were severely injured but none were killed. Mr. HARRIS was a progressive farmer and ministered at Tiney Oak, Fortesque Creek, and Bethlehem Churches. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are five children: Jabie, Jr., Hurdy, James, Walter, and Annie Mae; two daughters by a previous marriage: Mrs. Robert STILLEY of Greenville, and Mrs. Robert WILLIAMS of Aurora; one brother, Sam HARRIS of Swan Quarter; three sisters: Mrs. John Cullifer (Rowena Arthur HARRIS), Mrs. Lee SAWYER of Scranton, and Mrs. Zeb EMORY of Swan Quarter. [IMO states Jabie Norwood HARRIS, SR. was born October 8, 1886 and died September 3, 1941. He was the son of Daniel HARRIS and Thompsa JARVIS. He was first married to Livia Annie BERRY then to Thelma Mae GASKILL.]
Mrs. Mary E. O'NEAL of Pinetown, passed away at Tayloe hospital early Thursday morning, September 11, 1941. She had been in ill health over 3 years. She was buried at Scranton in the O'NEAL cemetery. She was a member of the Christian Church. Burial services were held by the Baptist minister, Rev. Samuel LAMB, assisted by Rev. E.R. STEWART. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Ottawa O'NEAL of Pinetown; one daughter, Mae O'NEAL of Pinetown; one son, Henry O'NEAL of Ft. Bragg; one sister, Mrs. Hertford HARRIS of Scranton; two brothers: Mr. D.P. JENNETTE of Pantego and J.M. JENNETTE of Rose Bay. [IMO states Mary E. O'NEAL was born January 10, 1879 and died September 11, 1941. She was the daughter of Jesse JENNETTE and Margaret SHALLINGTON. She was first married to ________ SAUNDERSON then to Ottaway O'NEAL. She was buried in the O'NEAL-SADLER cemetery on Road #1157 in Currituck Township.]
Carl GIBBS of Middletown died at the age of 33 in Tayloe Hospital following an appendix operation. He went to the hospital after his appendix had ruptured and lived from Saturday to Thursday when he passed away. Services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. E.R. STEWART. He was a member of the Engelhard Baptist Church and a life-long resident of Hyde County. He fished and oystered and sold them over the county. Services were held at St. George's Episcopal Church and he was buried there. Surviving are his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Dallas GIBBS of Middletown; two brothers: Huron GIBBS of Middletown and George Thomas GIBBS of Ft. Bragg. [IMO states Carl Thurston GIBBS was born July 2, 1908 and died August 19, 1941. He was the son of George Dallas GIBBS and Laura Elizabeth WILLIAMS.]
On August 26, after some weeks of illness, Mrs. J.P. FLEMMNG, operator of FLEMMING'S Beauty Nook, died at her home. She was formerly of Lake Landing Township in Hyde County. She was a member of the Methodist Church and was laid to rest in Amity cemetery. Services were held by Rev. D.A. CLARKE, pastor of Washington Church, assisted by Rev. REGAN of Lake Landing. Survivors are her husband, J.P. FLEMMING of Washington; one brother, Joe G. SWINDELL of Washington; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Bell ROUGHTON of Lake Landing. [IMO states Laura Kramer FEMING was born May 15, 1901 and died August 14, 1941 (this date differs from the Messenger.). She was the daughter of Addison Duranta SWINDELL and Florence Eliza MIDYETTE. She was married to J. Palmer FLEMING.]
Vol. 17; #10
Card of Thanks:
We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for the flowers and the kindness that was shown during the illness and death of our daughter, Myra. [signed: Mr. & Mrs. Liston SILVERTHONE]
The people of Hyde, Beaufort, and adjoining counties have experienced the worst effects of mosquitoes since 1901. Many cotton pickers have been driven from the fields. On October 2, the men building the culverts and causeways on Lake Mattamuskeet were compelled to quit. Cows, horses, sheep, and chickens have fared badly for the past 30-40 days in Hyde County. High tide and burned-over swamps are the reason for so many.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Other BRICKHOUSE, a daughter. She was born September 11, 1941. They call her Dorothy Alice.
Mr. J. BRITTON of Conway, N.C. to Miss Lizzie Mae CREDLE of Swan Quarter—September 13
Noel James AUMAN to Miss Doris Lillian KING, both of Seagrove, N.C.—September 24
Mr. Ed ECKLES of Florida to Miss Hazel BLAKE of Fairfield on October 2. They will be at home in S.C. where Mr. ECKLES will work with the dredge boat.
C.J. STEWART, JR., nephew of the editor, passed away at Newton Hospital, Thursday, October 16, at 6:45. He had been sick only a few days and seriously ill one day. He was a promising young man nearly 17 years of age. He was a member of the North Newton Baptist Church. Services were conducted in the North Newton Baptist Church on Saturday morning by his pastor, Rev. Hoyle LOVE. Surviving are his parents, Mr. & Mrs. C.J. STEWART of North Newton; Jenell STEWART; one daughter, Mildred, both of Newton (Jenell & Mildred were probably sisters even though it states that Mildred was a daughter); Major STEWART of Washington, D.C. (probably a brother); two uncles: A.W. STEWART of Nashville, Tennessee and E.R. STEWART of Fairfield.
Mrs. Martha HODGES, life-long resident of Hyde and living at Hodges Fork, died Sunday morning, October 12, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leland BAUM of Wake Forest. She was 84 years old last August 31. She had several strokes of paralysis. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. She went through life with a club foot which gave her some trouble. She was buried in a family cemetery near her old home on October 13 by her former pastor, Rev. W.B. HARRING. Surviving are her sons: E.E. HODGES and Bonnie HODGES, both of Swan Quarter; and two daughters: Mrs. Albin ROSE of Richmond, Virginia, and Mrs. Leland BAUM of Wake Forest, N.C. [IMO states Martha Eleanor HODGES was born August 31, 1857 and died October 12, 1941. She was the daughter of Daniel C. HOWARD and Jerusha SWINDELL and wife of William Joseph HODGES. She is buried in the William M. HODGES cemetery on Road #1305 at Mason Point in Swan Quarter Township.]
Mrs. A.B. BERRY passed away at the Taylor Hospital on Sunday, September 31, after six weeks of illness. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. E.G. COWAN. Following the service held in the Swan Quarter Methodist Church, the body was carried by members of the family and friends to Norfolk, Virginia where she was laid to rest in Forest Lawn cemetery. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, A.B. BERRY, JR. of Norfolk; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Berry HODGES of Norfolk; one brother, J.T. POLLARD of Galax, Virginia; and two sisters: Mrs. T.A. BROOKS of Bath and Mrs. Hilda ROBBINS of Galax, Virginia.
Mrs. Ida Weston BERRY passed away at her home in Swan Quarter at the age of 80 years, on September 22. Mrs. BERRY was the widow of W.T. BERRY, prominent merchant of Swan Quarter. She was a member of the Methodist Church and had spent her entire life in Hyde County. Survivors are two daughters: Mrs. C.W. SMITH of Pantego and Mrs. W.L. LANGSTON of Swan Quarter; two grandchildren: Dr. C.T. SMITH of Aberdeen, Washington and Miss Eunice SMITH of Pantego; one brother, S.W. WESTON of Swan Quarter and one sister, Mrs. Gertrude SHAVENDER of Pantego. Funeral services were held from the Swan Quarter Methodist Church with Rev. E.G. COWAN, pastor, assisted by Rev. W.G. LOWE of Trenton and Rev. B.B. SLAUGHTER of Elizabeth City, officiating. Burial was in Soule cemetery. [IMO states Ida Patrick BERRY was born February 12, 1860 and died September 22, 1941. She was the daughter of Jabez Gray WESTON and Martha Mahalia CREDLE. She was the wife of William Timothy BERRY.]
Funeral services for Myra SWINDELL, 18, of Lake Landing, were conducted at Amity Methodist Church last Thursday afternoon with Rev. Z. DESHIELDS of the Christian Church officiating. Burial was in St. George's Episcopal Church cemetery. Miss SWINDELL died in the Columbia Hospital on Wednesday morning following an operation. She had been ill for only a short time. She was a member of the senior class at Engelhard High School. Survivors are her mother, Mrs. Maggie SILVERTHORNE of Lake Landing and one brother, Closs SWINDELL of the U.S. Navy. [IMO states Molly Myra SWINDELL was born September 17, 1923 and died September 17, 1941. She was the daughter of Alonzo Shanklin SWINDELL and Maggie Bell Sadler Swindell SILVERTHORNE.]
Funeral services for Harold WINFIELD, 27, native of Leechville, were conducted at the Mount Olive Christian Church near Ponzer with Rev. Mr. WILSON of the First Christian Church of Belhaven officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. WINFIELD died in St. Vincent's Hospital in Norfolk as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident on Saturday night. He was the son of Mrs. Agnes Foreman WINFIELD and the late Mr. WINFIELD of Leechville. He had been living in Norfolk for the last several years. At the time of his death he was employed at the Norfolk Naval Base. Surviving are his mother; three sisters: Mrs. B.C. JOHNSON of Raleigh, Mrs. L.E. CRAIG of Norfolk and Miss Kathrine WINFIELD of Leechville; and two young brothers: Hubert and Sam WINFIELD. [IMO states Harold WINFIELD was born July 9, 1913 and died September 15, 1941. He was the son of Nathan Nathaniel WINFIELD and Agnes Virginia FOREMAN.]
William PATRICK passed away October 12 at the age of 76 after a long illness of creeping paralysis. The fourth attack struck him September 15, the first on May 13. Services were conducted at the home by his pastor, Rev. J.R. REGAN. Interment was in Amity cemetery. He was a life-long resident of Hyde County and a prominent farmer of the Engelhard-Middletown section. Surviving are Charlie and William PATRICK of Engelhard, Plummer PATRICK of Richmond, Virginia, Mrs. Archie PATRICK, Mrs. W.J. TWIFORD and Miss Olivia PATRICK, all of Middletown, Mrs. Zock WHITFORD of Vanceborough, N.C., and Mrs. Dora P. FARROW of Portsmouth, Virginia. [IMO states William Lee PATRICK was born October 12, 1865 and died September 19, 1941 (this date differs from the Messenger). He was the son of John Howard PATRICK and Mrs. Ann Meekins ARMSTRONG and husband of Lillian Ella WILLIAMS.]
Vol. 17; #11
Rev. E.R. STEWART accepted a call to the Green's Cross field of four churches. He will enter upon the new work January 1, 1942. He has labored in the Hyde County Mission field for 20 years.
The daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Abram GIBBS of Swan Quarter, Miss Eva Gray GIBBS, underwent an operation at Columbia Hospital for appendicitis on November 7. She is getting along nicely.
Caswell H. BARNES of Creswell, N.C. to Miss Cora L. BERRY of Engelhard— October 25
Robert R. DAVIS of Colerain, N.C. to Miss Irene McKenney of Engelhard— October 26
James Franklin BENSON, a former resident of Hyde County and only son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. BENSON of Craddock, Virginia, formerly of New Holland, was lost in the "Reuben James". He was among the 88 that went down at sea. He would have been 23 years old in December. The "Reuben James" was sunk by a German submarine on October 30. He was a machinist mate second class. Surviving are his parents; grandmother; one sister, Mrs. Robert SPARROW of Fowle Memorial Hospital in Washington. He had been in the service 29 months. He was buried at sea.
Mrs. Sallie ROPER was born at Sladesville on September 12, 1852 and was a life-long resident of Hyde County. She moved to Engelhard when she was 12 years old. She died at the home of her son, Mr. Ralph ROPER of Swan Quarter, on October 26, 1941. She united with Amity Methodist Church at an early age. Survivors are her son, Ralph; two grandchildren: Sidney Lee ROPER of the Navy and Miss Helen ROPER of Swan Quarter; one brother, Mr. Ben SPENCER of Lake Landing; one sister, Mrs. Julia BURRUS of Creswell; one adopted daughter, Miss Pearl SADDLER. Services were conducted at Amity Church by Rev. E.R. STEWART. Interment was made in Fulford cemetery. [IMO states Sarah Jane "Sallie" ROPER was born September 12, 1855 (this date differs from the Messenger) and died October 26, 1941. She was the daughter of John Jasper SPENCER and May Evline TOOLEY. She was first married to Jabin S. GIBBS then to George Edward ROPER.]
Vol. 17; #12
Letter from the Editor: "Another year draws to a close and all subscriptions will end with the December issue. Since the editor is taking his journey to another field of labor on January 1, 1942, this issue will likely be the last one, unless his successor will continue it. We hope you have enjoyed the issues. Now, we have given Hyde County a paper for 17 years. For most of those 17 years, "The Hyde County Messenger" was Hyde's only paper. It is Hyde's oldest paper. It has been the medium to mold public sentiment, good will, and to keep information before our people."
(These were very blurred and may not be correct)
Johnnie Lee DANIELS of Fairfield to Miss Gertrude SAWYER of Gum Neck— November 22
Mack CAHOON to Miss Beulah GIBBS, both of Engelhard—November 25
Carlton CAHOON to Miss Leola PRITCHETT, both of Swan Quarter—(No date)
Sad news reached the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.L. JORDAN when they learned their second oldest son, Raleigh, had drowned in the Hudson River at New York. He was accidentally thrown from the ship and crushed between the ship and a barge where the ship was landing. Roy & Ray went for him Friday morning after he drowned November 26. He was brought home and laid to rest in the family cemetery. Rev. E.R. STEWART, pastor of the family, conducted the service Sunday afternoon. A large crowd attended. He had been away from home about three years. Surviving are his parents; two brothers: Roy JORDAN of Norfolk and Ray JORDAN. Several uncles and other relatives. [IMO states Raleigh JORDAN died November 26, 1941. No birth date is given. He was the son of Samuel L. JORDAN and Belle SAWYER. He was buried in the JORDAN-SAWYER cemetery at Rose Bay-Hodge's Fork Road #1304 in Swan Quarter Township. His grave is unmarked.]
Born to Mr. & Mrs. J.M. WORRELL, a daughter at Taylor Hospital on November 16. They call her Amelia Erleen.
Born to Rev. & Mrs. Everette MURRAY, a son on November 5. They call him Joe Wesleyon.
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