Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles
for Hyde Co., NC
(1945)

SHEAR CHARGED WITH BEATING HIS LITTLE SON

S. SHEAR, Jewish merchant at Engelhard, was charged Wednesday with assaulting and criminally beating his little son and with neglect in providing adequate support for his wife.  He will face trial in Hyde County Recorder's Court Monday.  The charges against SHEAR were made by John C. RESPESS, Justice of the Peace at Engelhard, in a warrant sworn out before Ralph L. ROPER, court clerk.  The following have been subpoenaed to appear for the plaintiff: Dr: J.E. MANN, Rufus WILLIAMS, Jim SWINDELL, Harvey FARROW and John C. RESPESS.  SHEAR was arrested Wednesday by Deputy Sheriff Claud DAVIS.  He was released on $100 bond.  The merchant came to Hyde County from Plymouth some two years ago and opened a store in the small building located next to the Engelhard Beauty Shop where he sells dry goods and junk auto parts.  He and his family live in the annex on the back of the building which was formerly used to house C.N. WILLIAMS' grist mill.  RESPESS alleges in his warrant that SHEAR, referred to around Engelhard as "The Jew", does not provide adequate care for his wife, who recently gave birth to a baby.  He also alleges that SHEAR criminally beats his little son.  (Dare County Times - Friday, January 5, 1945; pg. 1)


CASE AGAINST SHEAR THROWN OUT BY JUDGE

The case against S. SHEAR, Engelhard merchant charged with criminally assaulting his little son and inadequately supporting his wife in a warrant sworn out by John C. RESPESS, was thrown out of court by Judge E.S. FISHER of Hyde County Recorder's Court in monthly session Monday.  Only two witnesses were called to the stand.  They were Mr. RESPESS and Rufus WILLIAMS, Mr. SHEAR's next door business neighbor.  SHEAR conducted his own defense.  He popped questions at the two State witnesses.  None of the witnesses for the defense were called to testify.  (Dare County Times - Friday, January 12, 1945; pg. 1)


TWO HYDE BOYS LOST IN ACTION ON THE WESTERN FRONT

Two more Hyde County boys are added to the county's casualty list which is beginning to get long.  They are Shelton BERRY of Fairfield and Bill BERRY of Engelhard.  Mrs. Lizzie BERRY of Engelhard was last week notified by the War Department that her son, Bill BERRY, an Army paratrooper, was missing in action in Germany.  Early this week Mr. and Mrs. Jim BERRY of Fairfield were notified that their son, Pfc. Shelton BERRY, had been killed in the war in Belgium.  Both of the young men were lost in December according to the government messages received by their relatives.  Edward BAUM, U.S. Navy, of Fairfield, was the last war casualty reported in Hyde.  He was killed in the Pacific war a short time ago.  (Dare County Times - Friday, January 12, 1945; pg. 1)


BONNER LEE NEW MASTER OF SWAN QUARTER MASONS

Bonner R. LEE, Hyde County Register of Deeds, is the new master of Atlantic Lodge #294 at swan Quarter, succeeding Wm. COCHRAN.  Other officers are Carl WHITFIELD, senior warden; Pratt WILLIAMSON, junior warden; R.G. BAUM, secretary; J.P. WOODARD, senior deacon; and R.E. TUNNELL, junior deacon.  The new officers began their terms of office at the beginning of the new year.  (Dare County Times - Friday, January 12, 1945; pg. 2)


SWAN QUARTER MEN SEE NEW GOVERNOR INSTALLED

Patrolman Carl WHITFIELD, Assistant Postmaster M.H. SWINDELL, and County Commissioner Jones MASON saw Governor Gregg CHERRY inaugurated in ceremonies at the State Capitol last Thursday.  Patrolman WHITFIELD took part in one of the parades.  (Dare County Times - Friday, January 12, 1945; pg. 2)


PONZER BOY ENROLLED IN NAVY V-12 UNIT

Edison Bryan LOWE, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.H. LOWE of Ponzer, is one of two North Carolina boys enrolled in the Navy V-12 Unit at the University of the South, it is announced by the Fifth Naval District Public Relations Office.  LOWE joined the Navy december 29, 1943, prior to which he was a file clerk in the Norfolk Navy Yard.  (Dare County Times - Friday, January 12, 1945; pg. 2)


FUNERAL HELD SUNDAY FOR SWAN QUARTER NATIVE

Funeral services for Mrs. Cale JONES, 64-year old native of Swan Quarter, were held from the home at Belhaven Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Kenneth GASKILL, Free Will Baptist minister of Sea Level, officiating.  Interment was in the family cemetery near Swan Quarter.  Mrs. JONES passed away at her home Saturday, January 6th.  She was a member of the First Christian Church in Swan Quarter and was an active worker as long as her health permitted.  Surviving are her husband; one son, R.L. JONES of Belhaven; four sisters: Mrs. Dal HARRIS, Mrs. Bennie MASON, and Mrs. Ruth BRIDGEMAN, of Swan Quarter, and Mrs. Edna CUTRELL of Fairfield; two brothers: John OVERTON of Norfolk, Va. and Sam OVERTON of Swan Quarter; and two grandchildren.  (Dare County Times - Friday, January 19, 1945; pg. 1)


SHEAR CHARGES RESPESS WITH PEEPING IN HOME

John C. RESPESS, Engelhard Justice of the Peace, will face trial in Hyde County Recorder's Court next month on a charge of peeping into the home of S. SHEAR, Engelhard merchant.  SHEAR swore out the warrant against RESPESS before Clerk Clerk, Ralph L. ROPER, Monday afternoon.  RESPESS was arrested Monday evening by Deputy Sheriff Claud DAVIS and released on $200 bond.  SHEAR charges that RESPESS secretly peeped into his home which was occupied by his wife and other members of his family on or about December 31st, 1944.  S. SHEAR, Mrs. S. SHEAR and Rufus WILLIAMS are listed on the warrant as witnesses for the prosecution.  RESPESS recently had SHEAR indicted on a charge of criminally beating his little son and inadequately supporting his wife.  The case was thrown out of court at the January session by Judge Ernest FISHER.  SHEAR is a Jewish merchant who came to Engelhard some two years ago and set up a small store business in the old building next to the beauty shop.  (Dare County Times - Friday, January 19, 1945; pg. 1)


FUNERAL HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. DESSIE ROSE

Funeral services for Mrs. Dessie Sermons ROSE were held at the Mason Cemetery near Swan Quarter with the Rev. J.W. LAWLESS of the Pantego Christian Church officiating.  Mrs. ROSE passed away in a Washington hospital last Friday.  Surviving are her husband, Z.B. ROSE.  (Dare County Times - Friday, January 19, 1945; pg. 1)


FAIRFIELD MAN IS PAINFULLY BURNED SATURDAY

    Langston SMITH, Fairfield laborer, is being treated in the Columbia hospital for painful burns which he sustained Saturday morning when the five gallon kerosene can from which he was pouring oil on a slow burning wood fire exploded setting the house in which he was living afire, totally destroying it and all of his home furnishings and clothing.  SMITH was saved from the flames by his wife and children who head the explosion.  They all escaped uninjured.  According to reports reaching this newspaper, SMITH arose Saturday morning and proceeded to build the fires in the house as usual.  He started one in the living room and then another in the kitchen.  When he returned to the living room, he found the fire burning slowly and poured oil on it to speed it up.  It was then that the can caught fire and exploded.  The blaze spread quickly and the two story dwelling, which belonged to Capt. R.B. BURRUS of Swan Quarter and Belhaven, burned to the ground in a few minutes.  None of the furnishings or clothing was saved except for the night clothes which the wife and children had on.  The Hyde County Chapter of the American Red Cross investigated the situation and is going to aid the stricken family.  Friends and neighbors have been generous and kind.
    Mrs. Lindsay SLADE, colored, of Swan Quarter, suffered burns Tuesday morning as the result of a blaze made big by pouring kerosene on it, according to information given this paper Tuesday afternoon.  She was taken to a Washington hospital for treatment.  (Dare County Times - Friday, January 26, 1945; pg. 2)


TWO KILLED IN HYDE'S FIRST FATAL ACCIDENT IN MORE THAN A YEAR

Two women were killed and a man seriously injured when the automobile in which they were traveling wrecked about 2 miles west of Lake Landing early Monday morning, the first fatal highway accident in Hyde County in more than a year.  The dead are Mrs. Marie LUCAS and her daughter, Mrs. Lezzatta Lucas SPRUILL, both of Creswell.  Edward PATRICK, also of Creswell, is in the Columbia hospital as the result of serious injuries.  Mrs. LUCAS was killed instantly.  Mrs. SPRUILL died enroute to the hospital in Columbia shortly after her body was found amid the wreckage where the scent of whiskey was strong and pieces of five gallon jugs lay around.  PATRICK, who is known in Hyde County, was living Thursday.  His injuries are serious according to reports including a skull fracture and serious internal injuries.  The 1941 Mercury in which they were traveling toward Engelhard left the highway on the curve just west of Barber's Shanty and ploughed through a canal before it came to rest on its top in the front yard of Wesley BARBER.  It was completely wrecked.  Patrolman Carl WHITFIELD of Swan Quarter, who with Sheriff C.P. WILLIAMSON, investigated the accident, said that the car was traveling at a rapid rate of speed.  He state that parts of several jugs lay among the wreckage and that the car was saturated with whiskey.  Mrs. LUCAS, a native of South Bend, Indiana, have lived in Creswell for the past 20 years.  She was the widow of Roy LUCAS.  She is survived by two sons: Everette LUCAS of the U.S. Army in the Pacific, and Ronnie Lee LUCAS of Creswell.  Surviving Mrs. SPRUILL is a daughter, Barbara Gay of Creswell.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 2, 1945; pg. 1)


HYDE SOLDIER FREED FROM JAP PRISON ON LUZON

Pvt. Travis FLOWERS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie FLOWERS of near Sladesville, Hyde County, was among the Americans freed from the hell of a Japanese prison on Luzon in the Philippines in a daring raid by American Rangers and Filipino guerrillas Tuesday night, January 30th.  He was the only North Carolinian saved according to early reports, and today his parents are among the most happy people in the whole state.  FLOWERS was captured on Corregidor and has been held prisoner since its fall 3 years ago.  He is an aviation engineer.  The rescue of FLOWERS and 512 other Allied prisoners will go down in history as a great feat.  The small group of fighters snatched the prisoners from right under the muzzles of Jap guns.  Bryan BERRY, son of Mrs. Mat BERRY of Engelhard, who was captured on Guam where he served with the Navy, is in a prison in Japan.  Relatives recently had cards from him that were written almost a year ago.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 2, 1945; pg. 1)


BIRTH

ENGELHARD - Mr. and Mrs. Carrol HODGES announce the birth of a son at the Tayloe Hospital, Wednesday, January 31st.  Mrs. HODGES was the former Miss Mildred CAHOON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Closs CAHOON of Engelhard.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 2, 1945; pg. 1)


GETS GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL

Cpl. William (Billy) BERRY, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. BERRY of swan Quarter, who is located in Italy, has recently received the Good Conduct Medal.  Cpl. BERRY entered the Army in April 1943 and was sent overseas in October 1943.  He is located with a division of engineers.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 2, 1945; pg. 3)


PATROLMAN WHITFIELD EXONERATED IN KILLING YOUNG SCRANTON MAN

State Highway Patrolman Carl WHITFIELD of Swan Quarter, was exonerated by a coroner's jury Tuesday afternoon for the death of Leroy Woodrow SAWYER, 24-year old Scranton man, whom he shot and killed as he resisted arrest on a charge of reckless driving Saturday night near the inland waterway bridge at Wilkinson's Creek.  The jury found that the officer shot in self defense in the line of duty.  Patrolman WHITFIELD shot the young man twice after a fight which developed when the latter resisted arrest.  The officer was knocked down in the fracas and had his head beaten with his own billet which was taken from him before he fired the shots from his revolver, two of which his his attacker.  According to the officer, he met SAWYER near Squire's store between Wilkinson's Creek and Leechville and observed that he was taking more than his half of the road.  He turned his patrol car around and gave chase toward Wilkinson's Creek bridge.  He soon came upon the car and stopped it.  WHITFIELD stated that he found SAWYER too full of intoxicating drink to continue on and told him he'd have to take him to jail.  The young man resisted and it was here that the fight and killing occurred.  Riding with SAWYER were Geo. LONG, Walter SAWYER and Chaney SAWYER, JR., the latter two his brothers, all of Scranton.  SAWYER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chaney SAWYER of Scranton, was known among officers for often becoming involved in trouble.  He was a veteran of World War II and was recently released from service on a medical discharge.  Robert Edward TUNNELL of swan Quarter was appointed special coroner in the case.  Members of the coroner's jury were J. Harry SWINDELL and C.L. BONNER of Swan Quarter, Pat SIMMONS and Murl SWINDELL of Fairfield, J.A. LUPTON of Scranton, and Leslie O'NEAL of New Holland.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 9, 1945; pg. 1)


FUNERAL HELD MONDAY FOR FRANK McKINNEY

Funeral services for Frank McKINNEY, 82, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock with the Rev. J.T. BROWN officiating.  Interment was in the Fulford Cemetery.  Mr. McKINNEY passed away Sunday following a lingering illness.  He was on of the oldest residents in his section of the county.  Surviving are his wife [not named]; two daughters: Mrs. Preston JONES of Swan Quarter and Mrs. Ellis HODGES of Norfolk; and two sons: Albert McKINNEY of Middletown and Johnnie McKINNEY of Engelhard.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 9, 1945; pg. 2)


FUNERAL HELD MONDAY FOR ENGELHARD NATIVE

Funeral services for William T. SWINDELL, 83, native of Engelhard, were held Monday morning at 11 o'clock at the home in Washington.  Interment was in the Swindell Cemetery at Engelhard.  Mr. SWINDELL passed away at his home in Washington at 1:30 p.m. Saturday after an illness of several months.  He was a faithful member of the First Christian Church of Washington.  Surviving are his wife, the former Bertha BRIPEY of Pitt County; two sons: Albin SWINDELL of Engelhard and William SWINDELL of Washington; one daughter, Mrs. Junius SWINDELL of Wanchese; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 9, 1945; pg. 3)


RESPESS ASKS FOR JURY TRIAL IN CASE

John C. RESPESS, Engelhard Justice of the Peace, charged by S. SHEAR, Jewish merchant at Engelhard, with peeping in his home at his wife, asked for a jury trial when his case was called in Hyde Recorder's Court Monday morning.  The case is scheduled to be tried at the next term of Superior Court.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 16, 1945; pg. 1)


FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR MRS. STOKESBURY

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie STOKESBURY, 76, were held at the home near New Holland Saturday morning, February 17 at 11 o'clock with the Rev. J.C. CHAFFIN officiating.  Interment was in the Soule Cemetery.  Mrs. STOKESBURY passed away in Fowle Memorial Hospital in Washington on Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.  She had been in failing health for several months.  Born March 17, 1863, the daughter of Hiram and Minnie Watson McCLAUD of Lake Landing township, Mrs. STOKESBURY was a life long resident of Hyde County.  She was a widow of the late Dr. Charles STOKESBURY.  A member of Soule Methodist Church, Mrs. STOKESBURY was an active leader in church affairs.  She was well known and highly regarded in her community.  Surviving are two sons: Dr. R.B. STOKESBURY of New Holland and H.A. STOKESBURY of Rocky Mount; and three daughters: Mrs. Ed BERRY and Miss Nellie STOKESBURY of New Holland and Miss Adlaide STOKESBURY of New York City.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 23, 1945; pg. 1)


O.B. GIBBS, 62, DIES SUDDENLY AT STORE

Funeral services for O.B. GIBBS, 62, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Amity Methodist Church with the Rev. F.D. DAVIS officiating.  Interment was in the St. George's Episcopal Cemetery.  Mr. GIBBS, a highly regarded and well liked man in his community, died suddenly at his store on Route 264 near Engelhard Saturday evening about 7 o'clock.  The Rev. Mr. DAVIS found him on the store porch when he stopped to buy some needed items.  He had complained of not feeling well during the day but was not considered sick.  His death was a shock to friends and neighbors.  Mr. GIBBS was a member of the Democratic precinct committee and for a number of years was a member of the township AAA committee.  He was twice married.  His first wife was the late Etta GIBBS.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Cox GIBBS; one brother, Jule GIBBS of Farmville; and several nieces and nephews.  Acting pallbearers were Charlie PAYNE, B.B. FULFORD, R.L. GIBBS, Russell GIBBS, Roman PATRICK, W.W. PAYNE, Bill PATRICK and Fred BERRY.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 23, 1945; pg. 1)


ENGELHARD MAN, 84, DIES IN SLEEP

Funeral services for Lawrence Lee ROPER, 84, were held at the Amity Methodist Church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock with the pastor, the Rev. F.R. DAVIS, officiating.  Mr. ROPER passed away in his sleep Thursday night.  His wife discovered he was dead about 4 o'clock Friday morning.  He had complained of not feeling well during the day but apparently had not been seriously ill.  He played dominos with Mrs. ROPER before going to bed.  He was a member of a well-known Hyde County family.  He worked in Closs GIBBS' store for a number of years and was a Notary Public.  Mr. ROPER was a member of the Engelhard Methodist Church.  He was twice married.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah Cox ROPER; two daughters: Miss Hattie ROPER and Mrs. J.G. BERRY of Engelhard; and one son, Henry Lee ROPER.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 23, 1945; pg. 4)


OHIO FAMILY FINDS NAME IN 1790 HYDE CENSUS

The O.B. COHUN family of Cleveland, Ohio have been interested in finding something of their family record for a long time, without much luck, but the other day they were elated to find it in the Hyde County census of 1790.  They immediately wrote Clerk of Court Ralph L. ROPER, for more information.  Here is their letter:
    "Having understood that our name was misspelled and having never found it anywhere before, we were so surprised to find it yesterday listed in the 1790 census in your county."

Wm. COHUN, Newbern District, Hyde County, N. Carolina

    "Will you please help us by sending us any and all information in your files regarding this family?  It means so much to us to know."
    Mr. ROPER hasn't had time to look into the matter yet but he says he is going to.  It was only recently that he helped a California woman locate her kin in Hyde County.
    Mrs. Frances Tankard McDONALD of Albiambia, California learned by writing Mr. ROPER that she was related to Mrs. Lewis SWINDELL of Middletown, Mrs. Nixie Clark MANN of Lake Landing and Florida and Cal DAVIS of Swan Quarter.  She is corresponding with Mrs. SWINDELL.
    In a second letter to Mr. ROPER regarding her people from Hyde County, Mrs. McDONALD wrote: "I have learned from the 1790 census that my people in Hyde County at that time spelled the name "Tanered" and I would like to know if there are any marriages or other records in that name.  My aunt, Mrs. L.D. SWINDELL, says that no TANKARD's ever lived in Hyde County except those to which I am connected.  Also would you be so kind as to inform me how to go about securing information concerning the marriage, etc. of my great-grandfather, John Reaves DAVIS, of Hyde County.  What office in your county handles information pertaining to births, deaths and marriages?  Thanking you very much for your help and past kindnesses."  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 23, 1945; pg. 4)


SLADESVILLE RESIDENCE DAMAGED BY FIRE

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar O'NEAL of Sladesville, was damaged by fire last Friday morning.  The O'NEAL's were awakened by the blaze which burned in the dining room and kitchen.  An alarm was sounded by ringing the bell of the nearby church and neighbors came and put out the flames but not until they had done considerable damage to the interior of the rooms and furnishings.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 23, 1945; pg. 4)


THREE WHITE MEN LEFT WEDNESDAY FOR INDUCTION

Three Hyde County white men left Wednesday, February 14, for Fort Bragg for induction into the armed forces.  They were George PAYNE of Swan Quarter, Andrew R. ALCOX, JR. of Scranton and Chester WILLIAMS of Engelhard.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 23, 1945; pg. 4)


COUPLE RECENTLY DIVORCED, MARRY AGAIN

Oliver ANGE of Norfolk and Scranton and his ex-wife, Mrs. Olivia Williams ANGE, were remarried in South Mills this week.  The ANGE's were only recently divorced.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 23, 1945; pg. 4)


HYDE MAN KILLED WHEN HIT BY TRUCK

Romolus WILLIAMS, 33 year old Engelhard farmer, father of four children, was instantly killed Friday afternoon about 4 o'clock when he was hit by a truck driven by his brother-in-law, Metrah GIBBS, with whom he was trying to thumb a ride.  The accident occurred near Armstrong's Store on the Engelhard-Fairfield Road.  Sheriff C.P. WILLIAMSON and Patrolman C.E. WHITFIELD of Swan Quarter investigated the case and found it to be an unavoidable accident.  The driver, Metrah GIBBS, was cited to appear at the next term of Superior Court for driving without a license.  Funeral services for WILLIAMS were held at the graveside in the family cemetery Sunday with the Rev. Walter ARMSTRONG officiating.  Born September 23, 1911, the son of Calvin B. and Dessie McKinney WILLIAMS, he was 33 years old and was a farmer in the North Lake section.  Surviving are four small children: Vera age 2, Vergie 10, Dorie 9, and Dessie 7.  The death of the Engelhard man brought Hyde County's highway fatality toll to four since the beginning of the year.  (Dare County Times - Friday, March 2, 1945; pg. 4)


FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR MRS. SARAH BAUM

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Mahaley BAUM, 83, were held at the Primitive Baptist Church near Fairfield Saturday morning at 11 o'clock with the Rev. Mr. PHILLIPS officiating.  Mrs. BAUM passed away in Norfolk Thursday, February 22nd.  She had been making her home in Virginia for some time.  She was the widow of the late Sam BAUM of Fairfield.  Born December 6, 1861, she was the daughter of Riley and Susan Brinn McKINNEY.  Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. S.A. BERRY of Fairfield and Mrs. Susie GIBBS of Fentress, Va.  (Dare County Times - Friday, March 2, 1945; pg. 4)


SICK MAN LOST IN WOODS, WALKS ALL NIGHT

Claude SEWELL, Swan Quarter farmer and victim of a heart ailment, walked more than 10 miles Monday night, March 5, following an attack in the woods near his home.  Mr. SEWELL was stricken late in the afternoon while looking for his cow.  darkness was brought on early by the low-hanging rain clouds and he became lost.  He walked slowly along to keep warm and when he came to a residence about 4 o'clock Tuesday morning he found he was in the Negro section on the back road some 10 miles across a savannah from his home in Tiny Oaks.  Meantime, Sheriff C.P. WILLIAMSON and Patrolman C.E. WHITFIELD had a bloodhound on the trail.  Mr. SEWELL's family and friends were sure he had been stricken and died in the woods.  They were surprised that he withstood the ordeal.  (Dare County Times - Friday, March 9, 1945; pg. 1)


(Dare County Times - Friday, March 9, 1945; pg. 3)


CPL. MARSHALL KILLED FIGHTING NAZIS IN GERMANY

Cpl. Charles MARSHALL of Engelhard was killed in action in Germany February 27 according to a message received by relatives from the War Department Sunday.  He was with the Third Army which is pressing ahead on the Western Front.  A baby daughter was born to Cpl. and Mrs. MARSHALL a short time ago.  The Engelhard soldier was 30 years old and was a truck driver for R.L. Gibbs & Co. before going into the Army.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eugenia Sanderson MARSHALL and baby daughter of Lake Landing, and his mother, Mrs. Patsy MARSHALL of Engelhard; and several brothers and sisters [not named].  (Dare County Times - Friday, March 16, 1945; pg. 1)


BIRTHS

NEWPORT NEWS, VA. - Mr. and Mrs. Sherrelle E. FISHER of Newport News, Va., announce the birth of a daughter on March 2nd at the Riverside Hospital in Newport News. Mrs. FISHER is the former Miss Sally Dixon MIDYETTE of Lake Landing.  (Dare County Times - Friday, March 16, 1945; pg. 1)


S.S. NEAL SELLS STORE AT ENGELHARD

S.S. NEAL, well-known Engelhard merchant, this week sold his store and lot at the main intersection in Engelhard to Amos PAUL, Greenville man who married the former Miss Viola GIBBS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.P. GIBBS of Engelhard.  Mr. NEAL plans to develop other property in the town with an eye on opening a more complete hardware business.  Among the other real estate transfers in Engelhard in recent days is the purchase of the Albin SWINDELL home by Joe HARRIS.  The SWINDELL's have moved to the LUCAS home on the Engelhard-Middletown Road.  (Dare County Times - Friday, March 23, 1945; pg. 1)


HYDE NATIVE DIES IN WASHINGTON HOSPITAL

W.C. PATRICK, 77, of Royal, died Sunday morning in a Washington hospital at 6:15.  He had been critically ill for the past five week.  Mr. PATRICK was a native of Hyde County and had resided in Royal for the past 40 years.  He was a prominent member of the Christian Church of Edwards.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the First Christian Church at Edwards with the pastor, the Rev. F.A. LILLY, in charge.  The Masonic Lodge had charge of the graveside services.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary PATRICK; one daughter, B. PATRICK; one sister, Mrs. Mattie JARVIS of Belhaven; and two brothers: J.R. PATRICK of Belhaven and D.L. PATRICK of Scranton.  (Dare County Times - Friday, March 23, 1945; pg. 4)


BIRTHS

ENGELHARD - Chief Petty Officer and Mrs. Hubert SELBY of Engelhard announce the birth of a daughter, Donna Vann, on March 25th at the Tayloe Hospital in Washington.  Mrs. SELBY is the former Miss Eva SPENCER of Engelhard.

MIDDLETOWN - Sgt. and Mrs. Elmer FULPS of Middletown announce the birth of a daughter on March 20th at the Columbia Hospital.  Mrs. FULPS is the former Miss Lois McKINNEY of Nebraska, Lake Landing, Hyde County.  (Dare County Times - Friday, March 30, 1945; pg. 1)


MISS BERRY'S ENGAGEMENT TO MR. MILLER ANNOUNCED

Mr. and Mrs. J.E. BERRY of New Holland announce the engagement of their daughter, Shirley Grey, to Edgar James MILLER, Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy, of Clearfield, Pa., son of Mrs. Olga MILLER of Greystone Park, N.J. and the late Edgar MILLER.  The engagement took place March 5 in Portsmouth.  They celebrated the occasion with immediate friends at the VFW Club at Craddock, Va.  Miss BERRY attended the Engelhard High School and is a graduate of Portsmouth Beauty School in Portsmouth.  She is now employed by the Naval Ammunition Depot at St. Julians Creek, Portsmouth.  The groom-to-be attended the Clearfield High School.  He entered the US Navy in 1939 and has served 16 months overseas.  He is serving on a mine sweeper which has recently been assigned to duty in the Pacific.  No date has been set for the wedding.  (Dare County Times - Friday, March 30, 1945; pg. 1)


INJURED IN WRECK

Miles SPENCER of Engelhard and Miss Maxine GIBBS of swan Quarter are in Washington hospitals receiving treatment for injuries received when the car in which they were traveling overturned and wrecked near Lake Landing Saturday night.  Four other occupants, Misses Edith Faye and Connie HARRIS of swan Quarter, M.C. McKINNEY of Engelhard and James Emory MIDGETT of Middletown, escaped with only minor injuries.  The car, driven by SPENCER, overturned when a tire blew out on Route 264 between Lake Landing and Engelhard late Saturday night.  (Dare County Times - Friday, March 30, 1945; pg. 3)


W.H. LANGSTON DIES TUESDAY OF HEART ATTACK

W.H. LANGSTON, 70, highly respected citizen of Swan Quarter, retired Goldsboro newspaperman, died at 4:00 Tuesday afternoon in a Washington hospital.  He suffered a heart attack in his home at Swan Quarter and was taken to Washington by ambulance where he died a short time later.  Funeral services were held at Providence Methodist Church in Swan Quarter at 10 o'clock Thursday morning with Rev. CHAFFIN, pastor, officiating.  The body was taken to Goldsboro for burial in the family plot in Willow Dale Cemetery, the Rev. Leon RUSSELL, pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church, conducting the committal services at 3 o'clock.  Mr. LANGSTON, a former newspaper editor and traveling salesman, had lived in Swan Quarter for the past 4 years.  He was interested in the development of Hyde County where he lived with his parents as a boy when his father preached in the county.  Some of his grandparents were natives of Lake Landing Township.  He was born in Beaufort County.  One of Mr. LANGSTON's more recent public spirited acts was his offer to give a lease free of charge on some land he owned for a county airport.  He was greatly interested in the proposed project.  Surviving are his wife, the former Lucy BERRY of swan Quarter; three children by a former marriage: W.H. LANGSTON, JR. of the Maritime service reported enroute to Russia, George LANGSTON of Rocky Mount, and Mable LANGSTON of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Col. John D. LANGSTON of Washington, D.C., assistant director of the Selective Service; three sisters: Mrs. F.S. THOMAS of Durham, Mrs. E.R. THOMAS of Durham, and Mrs. H.J. ELMORE of Rocky Mount; and two grandchildren.  Among more distant relatives surviving is a niece, Mrs. Dennis EVANS of Manteo.  (Dare County Times - Friday, April  13, 1945; pg. 1)


THREE KILLED WHEN TRUCK GOES IN DRAWBRIDGE

Three Hyde County Negroes were killed and a fourth narrowly escaped when the 10-ton truck in which they were riding plunged through the open draw of the Pungo River bridge at Leechville on the Hyde-Beaufort line Saturday morning.  The dead are David SPENCER of Lake Landing and Cordell BLOUNT and Charlie SPENCER of Swan Quarter.  James GIBBS, Engelhard Negro, driver of the big truck, who escaped after it went through the draw, has been charged with speeding, reckless driving, assault with a deadly weapon and manslaughter and will be tried in Beaufort County Superior Court on June 25.  He is free under $500 bond.  The accident occurred about 11:55 Saturday morning when the truck, which belonged to R.L. Gibbs & Company of Engelhard, was traveling from Belhaven to Engelhard with a capacity load of fertilizer.  Traffic between Hyde and Beaufort counties was stopped for 5 hours.  GIBBS told officers that the brakes failed to hold and that he hit the bridge railing in an effort to slow the speed of the truck.  R.J. MORGAS, highway employee who was operating the draw, and L.W. MITCHELL of the tugboat that had just passed through, stated the truck was going at a rapid rate of speed.  A state highway truck parked inside the gate on the bridge was knocked into the river.  Both vehicles were badly damaged.  State Highway Patrolman Carl WHITFIELD and Sheriff Pratt WILLIAMSON of swan Quarter investigate the wreck.  They had a crane brought in from Cherry Point to remove the truck from the river bottom.  David SPENCER, farmer of the Last Chance section of Lake Landing Township and veteran of World War I, was riding in the cab of the truck.  His body was found there when it was pulled from the river.  The Coast Guard found the bodies of the other two riders Monday morning.  They had been riding in the back of the truck on the fertilizer.  In a hearing before Justice of the Peace D.H. LATHAM of Belhaven, the Engelhard truck driver was placed under $15,000 bond and put in jail.  This was lowered in a habeas corpus hearing in Washington Monday to $500.  R.L. GIBBS of Engelhard signed the bond.  The wreck occurred just a few feet from the Hyde County line.  The fatalities will be credited to Beaufort County's highway death list.  (Dare County Times - Friday, April  13, 1945; pg. 2)


CALLED TO COLORS

Hyde County's Register of Deeds, Bonner R. LEE, has received his call to the colors and will leave for induction next Wednesday, April 25th.  The County Board of Commissioners has granted him a leave of absence.  Succeeding LEE in the Register's Office will be Mrs. Janie SWINDELL of Swan Quarter.  Mrs. SWINDELL has been assisting Mr. LEE in the office from time to time as an assistant.  She is familiar with the office routine.  Her appointment came as no surprise to courthouse circles.  Mrs. SWINDELL will be required to post a bond in the amount of $5,000.  She will assume her official duties on May 1st.  (Dare County Times - Friday, April  20, 1945; pg. 1)


PROMINENT OCRACOKE MAN TAKES OWN LIFE

James GARRISH, 41, prominent Ocracoke businessman, shot himself in his store Thursday, April 11, according to available information received here this week.  Poor health was thought to have been the cause according to the report.  Mr. GARRISH was well liked and highly respected in his community.  He took part in most of the civic and community activities.  He was a member of the Ocracoke panel of the Hyde County Ration Board.  Funeral services were held at the home on Friday, April 13 with the Rev. W.R. DIXON officiating.  Interment was in the Methodist Cemetery.  Surviving are his wife [not named]; three sons: James Jr., Potter and Ward; and two brothers: William and Jessie GARRISH, all of Ocracoke.  Mrs. GARRISH is the daughter of Capt. Wesley AUSTIN of Hatteras.  (Dare County Times - Friday, April  27, 1945; pg. 1)


FUNERAL TUESDAY FOR MRS. ALBIN JARVIS

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Ann JARVIS, 83, were held at the home near Swan Quarter last Tuesday, April 24th, with the Rev. J.C. HINES, Presbyterian minister, officiating.  Interment was in the family plot.  Mrs. JARVIS passed away at her home Monday, April 23rd.  She had been ill for a long time.  Born April 2, 1864, the daughter of Sara SMITH and Hiram T. BRIDGMAN of Hyde County, Mrs. JARVIS was on of the oldest residents of her community.  Surviving are her husband, Albin JARVIS; one daughter, Mrs. Nelson JARVIS of Swan Quarter; three sons: Justin JARVIS of Swan Quarter, Heber JARVIS of Atlanta, Ga., and Charlie JARVIS of Heningway, S.C.; and one brother, Joe BRIDGMAN of Creswell.  (Dare County Times - Friday, May 4, 1945; pg. 4)


TWO PROMISING MEN CALLED OFF BY WAR

Engelhard has lost two promising young businessmen to the war among many other useful citizens.  They are Bill COX who is serving in the Army, and T. ETHERIDGE who was recently directed into defense employment.  Bill COX operated a successful service station and store business and was one of Hyde County's up-and-coming businessmen before he was called to the colors.  ETHERIDGE, and adopted son, operated the Texaco Oil Agency and filling station.  The business of both men is now being carried on by capable help.  HODGES, a native and veteran of World War II, is operating COX's business.  He is a capable manager and a likeable fellow.  He recently became a father.  When ETHERIDGE went away, he left his business in the charge of Deputy Sheriff Claud DAVIS who comes from a prominent family and is a promising young man.   DAVIS has been with ETHERIDGE for more than 2 years, starting shortly after he was released from the Navy because of disability in 1942.  (Dare County Times - Friday, May 25, 1945; pg. 2)


TONEY SPENCER STARTED KEEPING STORE AT 14

One of Engelhard's most successful and outstanding citizens is R.S. "Toney" SPENCER, who started in business at the age of 14 and who today owns and manages the most completely stocked store in Hyde County.  Everybody in Hyde County knows or has heard of Toney SPENCER, and almost everybody that goes to Engelhard stops by at his store.  Mr. SPENCER started in business with $40.  He earned that fishing at Stumpy Point with an old man named Enoch WISE.  The business he opened would compare with what we would call a drink shop.  At the age of 16 he had $850 and his business was going well.  It has continued to go well.  Toney SPENCER is a shrewd buyer and a good salesman.  It is these talents along with other fine qualities that undoubtedly make him the successful businessman that he is.  Taking part in just about every worthwhile undertaking that has ever taken place in Engelhard, it is only natural that Toney SPENCER should have been one of the founders of the Engelhard Bank of which he has been a director since it was organized.  (Dare County Times - Friday, May 25, 1945; pg. 3)


ENGELHARD MAN IN NAVAL HOSPITAL

John D. SILVERTHORNE, JR., cook first class, USNR, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. SILVERTHORNE of Engelhard, is now a patient at the U.S. Naval Hospital in New Orleans, La.  His wife, Mrs. Goldie SILVERTHORNE, resides in Century, Florida.  He enlisted in May 1941, served aboard the minesweeper Fearless and later aboard a subchaser which is credited with knocking out two submarines in the Atlantic.  John has a brother in the Navy, Cecil R. SILVERTHORNE, stationed at Norfolk.  (Dare County Times - Friday, May 25, 1945; pg. 4)


FUNERAL TUESDAY FOR MRS. WILLIAMS

Funeral services for Mrs. B. [Benjamin] Warren WILLIAMS, 66, wife of a highly regarded retired Swan Quarter merchant, were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock with the Rev. J.C. CHAFFIN, pastor of Providence Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in her family plot. Mrs. WILLIAMS passed away at her home in Swan Quarter Sunday evening at 9 o'clock. She had been in poor health for many years and have been seriously ill for the past month. Well liked and highly thought of, Mrs. WILLIAMS will be missed by many friends and relatives. She was the daughter of the late Miles and Ann Harris FARROW of Swan Quarter township and was a lifelong resident of Hyde County. Twice married, her first husband, was the late Charlie WILLIAMS. Surviving are her husband and one son by her first marriage, C.B. WILLIAMS of Bluefield, W.Va.  (Dare County Times - Friday, June 1, 1945; pg. 4)


LITTLE BOY DROWNS

William Franklin MANN, 14-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bonner MANN, formerly of Raleigh and Hyde County, was drowned Wednesday noon while playing at a small creek near Fort Myers, Fla., where his family live.  The child had managed to get through a low wire fence in the backyard of his home near the creek.  Surviving are his parents; a brother, Ed Bonner MANN, JR., age 6; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. MANN of Raleigh and Hyde County and Mr. and Mrs. SATTERFIELD of Mt. Airy.  (Dare County Times - Friday, June 8, 1945; pg. 2)


MANN-DAVENPORT VOWS SPOKEN IN RALEIGH

Miss Lela B. DAVENPORT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. DAVENPORT of Roper, became the bride of Lt. Thurston J. MANN, USNR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. MANN of Lake Landing, in a double-ring ceremony performed by the Rev. H.A. HOBBS at Edenton Street Methodist Church in Raleigh, Wednesday, June 13th.  (Dare County Times - Friday, June 22, 1945; pg. 3)


THREE HYDE BOYS BACK FROM WAR MEET AT BUTNER

After growing up together and being friends for many years, three pals from Hyde County were parted by the war several years ago and didn't see each other again until they were unexpectedly reunited recently in the U.S. Army General Hospital at Camp Butner, N.C. where they are all patients back from overseas battlefields.  The friends are T-5 Keith SEWELL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claud B. SEWELL of Swan Quarter, Pvt. Thomas MANN, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. MANN of Engelhard, and S-Sgt. Ray JORDAN of Rosebay.  The way the three friends got together again was quite by accident as none of them knew the others were patients in the same hospital.  Cpl. SEWELL was returning recently to the hospital from a 3-day pass when he discovered his school-day chum, Pvt. MANN, was riding on the same bus.  Needless to say, they had a joyful visit all the way back to camp.  A few days later they met a third friend from Hyde County, Sgt. JORDAN, and the three have been getting together in the hospital almost daily ever since.  Cpl. SEWELL and MANN came very close to meeting in February of this year when they were both patients in the same hospital in England.  However, they didn't discover this fact until their visit on the bus the other day, as neither had known at the time the other was a patient in the hospital in England.  Cpl. SEWELL served in Europe with the 284th Field Artillery.  His wife and baby reside in Swan Quarter.  MANN was with the First Division in Europe while Sgt. JORDAN fought in the Pacific.  (Dare County Times - Friday, June 22, 1945; pg. 4)


NOTICE (DIVORCE)

Columbus GREEN, plaintiff, vs. Lois GREEN, defendant --The defendant Lois GREEN will take notice that action entitled as above has been commenced in the Superior Court of Hyde County for the purpose of obtaining an absolute divorce upon statutory ground of two years separation and that said defendant will further take notice that she is required to appear before the Clerk of the Superior Court at his office in Swan Quarter within 30 days after the 26 day of July, 1945 and answer or demur to said complaint within.  (Dare County Times - Friday, July 13, 1945; pg. 4)


ENGELHARD MAN STRICKEN

Thomas GIBBS, Engelhard's well liked and highly regarded blind citizen, was stricken with a stroke of paralysis while he talked with friends in Toney SPENCER's store in Engelhard Monday.  His condition was reported improved Wednesday.  (Dare County Times - Friday, July 20, 1945; pg. 1)


BIRTHS

PORTSMOUTH, VA. - Mr. and Mrs. Craig SPENCER of Portsmouth, Va. announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Kay, on July 3.  Mrs. SPENCER is the former Katherine SWINDELL of New Holland.  (Dare County Times - Friday, July 20, 1945; pg. 1)


OCTAGONAL HOUSE OF ANTEBELLUM DOCTOR IN HYDE COUNTY

One of the most interesting homes to be found anywhere in North Carolina and one of Hyde's aces in attracting tourists is the "Round House" which is located about a mile north of the Lake Landing Post Office on Highway 264.  The building is octagonal-shaped.  That is, it has eight sides, each of the same size and constructed in a circle-like way making it appear to be round from the distance.  It has not post, being constructed in the same manner of a rail fence.  One plank is laid directly on top of the other.  There are two such walls made of 1x3 plank about 6 inches apart with a plaster being applied in the middle to hold it together.  A plaster was also used on the outside of the building in place of weather-boarding but this has been torn off in recent years and replaced with wooden shingles.  There are 6 square rooms in this eight-sided, two story structure, three of the rooms being on the first floor and three on the second.  It is occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Charles PAYNE, well-known Lake Landing family, who owns it.  Mr. PAYNE is a former sheriff of Hyde County.  This particular home was erected before the Civil War by Dr. William SPARROW, a man who was a physician by profession.  It was his desire to have a home different from anyone else.  As far as it can be learned, he succeeded well in his task, for it is said that there is only one other building like it in the United States, it being along the Maryland coast and it is doubted that it is constructed on the same plan used by Dr. SPARROW.  [A photo of the Octagon House was included with his article but was too blurred to include here.]  (Dare County Times - Friday, July 20, 1945; pg. 1)


CAMPEN-SAWYER

Miss Marie Willis SAWYER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude SAWYER of Swan Quarter, and Robert Neal CAMPEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl CAMPEN of Beaufort, were married Sunday morning, July 15th, at 9 o'clock at Providence Methodist Church in Swan Quarter in the presence of relatives and a few friends.  The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Claude CHAFFIN.  The couple will make their home in Beaufort.  (Dare County Times - Friday, July 20, 1945; pg. 3)


CREDLE-JENNETTE

Miss Virginia Kathryn JENNETTE and Albert Brice CREDLE, U.S. Navy, were united in a beautiful informal ceremony at the Rose Bay Baptist Church on Sunday, July 1 at one o'clock.  Mrs. Willie G. HARRIS rendered a program of nuptial music and the soloist was Miss Mildred SPENCER.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. PHILLIPS, pastor of the church.  The bride's only attendant, Miss Helen ROPER, was maid of honor.  Sidney A. CREDLE was his brother's best man.  The ushers were Vernon HODGES and Glen B. O'NEAL, cousin of the bride.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence B. JENNETTE of Swan Quarter.  She is a graduate of Swan Quarter High School and has completed her junior year at East Carolina Teachers College in Greenville.  The bridegroom is the son of Mr. Albert C. CREDLE and the late Mrs. CREDLE of Swan Quarter.  He is a graduate of Swan Quarter High School.  He enlisted in the Navy in 1940 and has just recently returned from duty in the South Pacific.  Mr. and Mrs. CREDLE will make their home in Norfolk where Mr. CREDLE has been assigned to shore duty.  (Dare County Times - Friday, July 20, 1945; pg. 3)


HYDE NATIVE PASSES AWAY IN WASHINGTON

Funeral services for Carlos LUPTON, 55, employee of a Washington lumber company, who died Tuesday afternoon of a heart attack, were held from the M.H. SAWYER home in Washington on Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. A. Lincoln FULK, Baptist minister, officiating.  Interment was in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. LUPTON was a native of Hyde County.  He had no known relatives.  He had been making his home in Washington with M.H. SAWYER.  (Dare County Times - Friday, July 20, 1945; pg. 3)


SWAN QUARTER WOMAN DIES IN HOSPITAL

Funeral services for Mrs. Rufus SMITH, 61, were held at the Swan Quarter Christian Church Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. J.W. LAWLIS, pastor, officiating.  Interment was in Mt. Olive Cemetery.  Mrs. SMITH, life-long resident of Hyde County and a church worker, passed away in Tayloe Hospital in Washington Sunday following a long illness.  She was highly regarded by a host of friends and neighbors.  Surviving besides her husband, are five sons: Linwood and Bonnie of Lake Village, Arkansas, Tom of Deridder, Louisiana, and Tim and Leonard; and five grandchildren.  (Dare County Times - Friday, July 27, 1945; pg. 1)


FAIRFIELD HAS A DISTINGUISHED VISITOR

Capt. B. Taylor SIMMONS of Washington, D.C. had been visiting relatives in Fairfield.  Capt. SIMMONS is the son of the late Brigadier General Ben SIMMONS, a native of Fairfield.  Capt. SIMMONS wears ribbons for the American Asiatic and European theatres of operations.  He had the distinction of having served on the staffs of both Gen. EISENHOWER and Gen. MacARTHUR.  He recently returned from Germany and is now stationed in Washington, D.C.  (Dare County Times - Friday, July 27, 1945; pg. 3)


BIRTHS

MANTEO - Mr. and Mrs. William BERRY of Manteo announce the birth of a son on July 21 in Tayloe Hospital at Washington.  Mrs. BERRY is the former Miss Eleanor CUTHRELL of Engelhard.  (Dare County Times - Friday, July 27, 1945; pg. 3)


FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY FOR MIDDLETOWN MAN

Funeral services for Walter S. JONES, 77, were held at the Middletown Christian Church Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock with the Rev. J.T. BROWN, pastor, officiating.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Mr. JONES, a life-long resident of Hyde County, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bennie GIBBS, near Engelhard Sunday afternoon following a long illness.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Cox JONES; one daughter, Mrs. Bennie GIBBS; one son, Elbert JONES of Engelhard; and three brothers: Cale of Belhaven, Preston of Swan Quarter and Raleigh of Pantego.  (Dare County Times - Friday, July 27, 1945; pg. 3)


NOTICE (DIVORCE)

Leander SILVERTHORNE, plaintiff, vs. Hettie Ruth SILVERTHORNE, defendant --The defendant Hettie Ruth SILVERTHORNE will take notice that action entitled as above has been commenced in the Superior Court of Hyde County for the purpose of obtaining an absolute divorce upon statutory ground of two years separation and that said defendant will further take notice that she is required to appear before the Clerk of the Superior Court at his office in Swan Quarter within 30 days after the 15th day of August, 1945 and answer or demur to said complaint within.  (Dare County Times - Friday, July 27, 1945; pg. 3)


GIB TUNNELL COMING HOME FROM WAR ZONE

After long service in Italy with the 15th Air Force, M/Sgt. Gilbert B. TUNNELL, prominent young Swan Quarter businessman before the war, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. TUNNELL of Swan Quarter, will soon return to the United States with the veteran 454th Bomb Group, according to a recent announcement by Brig. Gen. James A. MOLLISON, commanding general of the 15th AAF.  After returning to the U.S. the 454th heavy bombardment group looks forward to carrying its devastating bomb loads against the third and last enemy of the nation.  (Dare County Times - Friday, July 27, 1945; pg. 4)


BADLY HURT WHEN RIM FLIES OFF TRUCK WHEEL

W.C. SWINDELL, a Hyde County native who operates the Texaco Station formerly operated by W.M. JOLLIFF in Manteo, was badly hurt Wednesday when the rim of a truck time he was inflating flew off and struck him in the mouth and chest.  His lip was severely cut and several teeth were knocked out.  He was treated by Dr. W.W. JOHNSTON and sent home to rest.  (Dare County Times - Friday, July 27, 1945; pg. 4)


FAIRFIELD NEGRO SOLDIER IS PROMOTED

Private 1st Class Herman HARRIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. HARRIS of Fairfield, has been promoted to the rank of Corporal.  Cpl. HARRIS entered the service in August 1942.  Prior to entering the service he was employed by the Harry Cuttrell Company in Fairfield.  At the present time Cpl. HARRIS is performing duties at the Officers Bachelors Quarters at the Mountain Home Army Air Field in Mountain Home, Idaho.   (Dare County Times - Friday, July 27, 1945; pg. 4)


HYDE WOMAN, WRITER & ARTIST, MAKING GOOD

    A successful artist and writer of children's books is Mrs. Ellis Credle TOWNSEND, a native of Hyde County who now lives in Washington, D.C.  Mrs. TOWNSEND is the daughter of the late Zack CREDLE and Mrs. Bessie Cooper CREDLE of Sladesville, Hyde County.  Her mother resides near Rocky Mount.
    The Hyde County woman has written and illustrated several books for children since she completed her education at Louisburg College and studies interior decorating, portraiture and advertising art in New York City.  They include Down, Down the Mountain, The Goat That Went To School, Little Jeems Henry, and The Flop-Eared Hound.  Her husband, Charles de Kay TOWNSEND, a photographer with the National Gallery of Art, has illustrated a number of her books.
    Mrs. TOWNSEND has led an interesting life, including teaching school in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and entertaining children to supplement her income as a beginning artist.  Both of these positions proved invaluable to the career she was to follow and make a name for herself.
    An exhibition on view at the Children's Museum Villa Rosa, 4215 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C., is open Tuesday through Friday during the summer and includes original drawings and paintings by Mrs. TOWNSEND, as well as photographs by her husband, all of which have been published in Mrs. TOWNSEND's books under her maiden name, Ellis CREDLE.
    Her first book entitled Down, Down the Mountain, published in 1934, has a setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  It is the simple story of a boy and a girl raising turnips on their hilly farm to buy a pair of squeaky, creaky new shoes.  Her knowledge and love of the Blue Ridge country where she taught history and French at the Forest City High School, inspired and helped her to write and draw this story with its mountain setting.
    The Goat That Went To School and Little Jeems Henry are other books that she has written and illustrated with their setting in the Blue Ridge Mountain country.  The Flop-Eared Hound has its setting on the farm of Mrs. TOWNSEND's late father in Hyde County.  Photographs were made by her husband.
    Mrs. TOWNSEND has a number of relatives in Hyde County including an aunt, Mrs. Bettie MANN of Fairfield.  Jeff CREDLE of Sladesville, Bland FULFORD of Engelhard and Lee MANN of Fairfield are first cousins.  She is also first cousin to Mrs. Harry WAHAB and Mrs. Beamon WATSON of Washington, Harvey CREDLE of Sladesville and Baltimore, Md., and Otis FULFORD of Norfolk, Va. and Engelhard.  (Dare County Times - Friday, August  10, 1945; pg. 1)


SWAN QUARTER BOYS JOIN MERCHANT MARINES

Three young men who graduated from Swan Quarter High School last spring are now serving in the Merchant Marines.  They are Grady O'NEAL, Russell BLAKE and Roy SWINDELL.  (Dare County Times - Friday, August  10, 1945; pg. 1)


BIRTHS

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil SILVERTHORNE announce the birth of a son on Tuesday, August 7th in the Columbia hospital.  Mrs. SILVERTHORNE is the former Miss Exedell McKINNEY.  (Dare County Times - Friday, August  10, 1945; pg. 1)


BIRTHS

CENTURY, FLORIDA -- Mr. and Mrs. John SILVERTHORNE, JR. announce the birth of a daughter, Delorius Marie, born July 8.  (Dare County Times - Friday, August  10, 1945; pg. 2)


NOTICE (DIVORCE)

Bonnie G. JARVIS, plaintiff, vs. Fred Allen JARVIS, defendant --The defendant Fred Allen JARVIS will take notice that action entitled as above has been commenced in the Superior Court of Hyde County for the purpose of obtaining an absolute divorce upon statutory ground of two years separation and that said defendant will further take notice that he is required to appear before the Clerk of the Superior Court at his office in Swan Quarter within 30 days after the 30th day of August, 1945 and answer or demur to said complaint within.  (Dare County Times - Friday, August  10, 1945; pg. 3)


BROTHER OF HYDE COUNTY PATROLMAN KILLED IN WAR

Horace Ray WHITFIELD, Coxswain, USNR, brother of Patrolman Carl WHITFIELD of Swan Quarter, was killed in action on May 29th while serving on the USS Drexler, a destroyer escort in waters around Okinawa, according to information received from the Navy Department.  The young man visited his brother in Hyde County last year and made quite a number of friends.  (Dare County Times - Friday, August  17, 1945; pg. 4)


FAIRFIELD FARMER HAS MULE BITTEN BY RATTLER

Romulus WATSON of Fairfield was forced to stop plowing his cotton last week when a large rattlesnake bit his mule on one of the back feet.  Mr. WATSON killed the snake which had 11 rattles.  (Dare County Times - Friday, August  17, 1945; pg. 4)


PROMINENT HYDE NATIVE DIES AT HOME IN RALEIGH

Walter L. SPENCER, Raleigh attorney and native of Hyde County, died suddenly at his home Friday morning at 2:15 in Raleigh.  He was 54 years of age.  Mr. SPENCER was born on February 21, 1891 in Fairfield, the son of Captain F.F. SPENCER and Alice Harris SPENCER.  He was graduated from Wake Forest College and the University of Virginia.  Mr. SPENCER practiced law in Swan Quarter prior to moving to Raleigh in 1927 and was prominent in Hyde County affairs.  He has been practicing law in Raleigh since then, maintaining his law office in the Lawyer's Building in the capitol city.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gertrude M. SPENCER; two daughters: Alice Dunn SPENCER and Evelyn SPENCER, both of the home; four sons: Walter Lee SPENCER, JR. of Newark, N.J., Carl Baxter SPENCER of Raleigh, and Lt. JG Richard P. SPENCER and John G. SPENCER, quartermaster 2nd class, both of the Navy stationed in the Pacific; two sisters: Mrs. C.N. GOODNO of Raleigh and Mrs. Dean SLAGLE of Gainesville, Florida; a brother, Pvt. F.F. SPENCER who is on Okinawa; his step-mother, Mrs. Maude Spencer GRANT of Fairfield; and four grandchildren.  (Dare County Times - Friday, August  24, 1945; pg. 1)


ENGELHARD MAN GETS VETERANS JOB IN KINSTON

An Engelhard man, just returned from the war and expecting to be discharged from the service, has been appointed Tri-County Veterans Officer for Lenoir, Jones and Greene counties.  He is Sgt. Walter Carr COX.  Mr. COX taught school at Pink Hill in Lenoir before entering the Army.  Sgt. COX is the son of Mrs. Alice Cox GIBBS of Engelhard and a nephew of R.S. SPENCER.  He is a graduate of Wake Forest College.  The Engelhard man served 480 days in actual combat in Africa and Central Europe where he served as a liaison scout sergeant with the Field Artillery's Intelligence Service.  He earned five battle stars and came through the war unharmed.  His wife, Mrs. Sarah Henderson COX, is Lenoir County Home Agent.  She is also a former school teacher.  (Dare County Times - Friday, August  24, 1945; pg. 1)


FUNERAL TUESDAY FOR MRS. HODGES OF ENGELHARD

Funeral services for Mrs. Jeannette David HODGES, 82, were held last Tuesday from the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.M. HARRIS at Engelhard with the Rev. J.T. BROWN, assisted by the Rev. F.R. DAVIS, officiating.  Interment was in the Amity Church Cemetery at Lake Landing.  Mrs. HODGES was a native and life-long resident of Hyde County.  She was beloved by a host of friends and relatives.  Surviving are two sons: Ellis HODGES of Norfolk, Va. and Dickie HODGES of Lake Landing; two daughters: Mrs. W.M. HARRIS and Mrs. Henry HARRIS, both of Engelhard; 33 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.  (Dare County Times - Friday, August  24, 1945; pg. 1)


ENGELHARD EXPECTS NEW HOMES FOR TOWN

Engelhard expects quite a number of new homes to be built during the post war years, providing real estate prices remain reasonable.  Already a number of realty transfers involves sites where homes will be built.  Tim WILLIAMS has purchased a lot from B.C. SPENCER next to the Methodist church and plans to build before long.  S.S. NEAL is planning to construct a home on a site next to Jabin BERRY's residence.  Nat GIBBS has purchased the Lonnie McKINNEY home.  Other transfers are said to be in the offing.  Besides new homes, new business houses are expected to go up.  Claud BURRUS of Middletown has just purchased the Sam SPENCER property just west of Roy COX's store and expects some business development.  S.S. NEAL has recently completed a new oyster house on his waterfront site east of the Engelhard Cafe and R.L. GIBBS, who has just enlarged one of his large warehouse buildings, is planning the construction of a cotton gin.  Gilbert GIBBS has completed the interior of the large annex on his store building which will house at least two new enterprises.  (Dare County Times - Friday, September  7, 1945; pg. 1)


LAKE LANDING MAN ON BATTLESHIP "MISSOURI"

Aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay -- Earl Dawson PUGH, boatswain's mate, first class, USNR, Lake Landing, is playing a role in a momentous event of American history.  Serving on this mighty battleship, he was present when the Japanese envoys came aboard to sign the final surrender document.  General of the Army Douglas MacARTHUR, Supreme Allied Commander, Fleet Admiral Chester W. NIMITZ, Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet, who signed the document for the United States, and other famous American military and naval chiefs were present.  The 45,000 ton Missouri, named for the home state of President TRUMAN, is one of the most powerful warships ever built.  It is now the flagship of Admiral William F. HALSEY, Commander of the Third Fleet.  (Dare County Times - Friday, September  7, 1945; pg. 1)


MRS. CUTHRELL DIES AT LAKE LANDING HOME

Mrs. Laura Ballance CUTHRELL, 69, died at her home at Nebraska in Lake Landing Township Sunday morning, August 19, at 4:30 following a short illness.  Funeral services were held at the home on Monday morning, August 20, at 11:00 with the Rev. F.R. DAVIS, pastor of Watson's Chapel Church, officiating.  Interment was in Soule Cemetery.  Surviving are her husband, Joe CUTHRELL; one daughter, Mrs. Will MARSHALL; three sons: Keith CUTHRELL of Nebraska, Norfleet CUTHRELL of Manteo, and James CUTHRELL of the U.S. Navy; five sisters: Mrs. David SELBY, Mrs. Harry HARRIS, Mrs. John WATSON, Mrs. McKINNEY, and Miss Alma BALLANCE, all of Lake Landing; two brothers: O.C. BALLANCE and Tom BALLANCE, both of Lake Landing; and 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Pallbearers were Thad SELBY, Glenn BALLANCE, Leon BALLANCE, Orville BALLANCE, Preston MOONEY and Henry CUTHRELL.  (Dare County Times - Friday, September  14, 1945; pg. 1)


EMPLOYED IN OHIO

Miss Nell BURRUS, daughter of Capt. & Mrs. R.B. BURRUS of Swan Quarter and Belhaven, has been employed as bookkeeper for the past 6 months at Patterson Field, Ohio.  Miss BURRUS graduated from Swan Quarter High School in 1943 and was employed the same year as bookkeeper at the Wilson Hatchery in Wilson.  (Dare County Times - Friday, September  14, 1945; pg. 1)


HYDE AIR CORPS OFFICER AT GREENSBORO STATION

First Lt. Vernon L. SAWYER has reported to the Army Air Forces Redistribution Station at Greensboro, N.C. where he is going through a military processing procedure following his return from 7 months of service as a pilot in the Southwest Pacific Theatre of Operations.  He is the husband of Mrs. Marie C. SAWYER of 401 Norview Ave. in Norfolk, Va.  At the Redistribution Station he will receive record and classification checks and a complete physical examination.  When his processing period is finished he will be assigned to duty in the United States or, if slated, for discharge from the service.  (Dare County Times - Friday, September  14, 1945; pg. 1)


WAR CORRESPONDENT VISITS AUNT IN HYDE

E.C. DANIEL and son, E.C. Jr., of Zebulon, foreign correspondent for the New York Times, visited his aunt, Mrs. D.L. BERRY and Mr. BERRY in Swan Quarter this week.  Mr. DANIEL recently returned from an assignment in London, England.  He is awaiting another foreign assignment by the Times editors.  (Dare County Times - Friday, September  14, 1945; pg. 1)


BIRTHS

PORTSMOUTH, VA. -- Born to Mr. and Mrs. N. Fisher WESTON of Portsmouth, Va., a son, N. Fisher Jr., on August 31.  Mrs. WESTON was formerly Miss Alma WALL of Cameron.  Mr. WESTON is a native of Lake Landing.  (Dare County Times - Friday, September  14, 1945; pg. 1)


BACK IN THE STATES

After serving overseas with the Army for 22 months, Major A.L. COCHRAN of Dahlonega, Ga., has recently joined his wife and son, Archie, his wife being the former Miss Eliazena BURRUS, daughter of Capt. & Mrs. R.B. BURRUS of Swan Quarter and Belhaven.  Major COCHRAN has been assigned to Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  His family is with him there.  (Dare County Times - Friday, September  14, 1945; pg. 3)


HARRIS - CUTRELL

Rev. and Mrs. Roe HARRIS of Fairfield announce the marriage of their daughter, Faye, on Wednesday, September 12, 1945, top Delbert T. CUTRELL, US Army, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. CUTRELL of Fairfield.  In the absence of the bride's father, she entered on the arm of her cousin, Hubert E. MOONEY.  Her maid of honor was Miss Naomi CAMP.  The groom had as his best man, his cousin, Joseph CUTRELL of the US Army.  The double ring ceremony was solemnized in the living room of the bride's apartment in Talbot Park with Dr. C.M. GORDON, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiating.  Immediately after a shower of rice the couple left for a wedding trip to North Carolina.  Following the trip, the bride will return to Norfolk where she is employed at the Norfolk Army Base and the groom will report to Fort Bragg for reassignment.  (Dare County Times - Friday, September  21, 1945; pg. 3)


FAIRFIELD LOSES A FINE CITIZEN

Funeral services for William CREDLE, 86, of Fairfield, who died Tuesday, September 18, at his home, were held Thursday afternoon.  Mr. CREDLE was born in Swan Quarter, May 14, 1856, son of Tilson CREDLE and Agnes Spencer CREDLE.  He was a member of the Methodist church and had served as steward, trustee and superintendent of the Sunday School of the Fairfield Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife, the former Minner SPENCER, whom he married in 1922; two sisters-in-law [not named] and a large number of nieces and nephews.  [NOTEIn Memory Of states William Credle was the son of Tilson Gibbon Credle and Mrs. Agnes Spencer Saunderson.  William was married 3 times: 1st to Mrs. Katherine Burgess Respass; 2nd to Martha Stancil; and 3rd to Jane Matilda Spencer, who is listed in this obituary as "Minner" Spencer.]  (Dare County Times - Friday, September  28, 1945; pg. 1)


NEW HOLLAND SOLDIER WINS BRONZE STAR MEDAL

S-Sgt. Kenneth M. SWINDELL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil B. SWINDELL of New Holland, has been given the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement in action against the enemy in Holland, September 19, 1944.  Sergt. SWINDELL volunteered to go into enemy territory and unload ammunition from a glider that had crashed.  He is said to have remained until the last load of explosives had been transferred to a small truck and carried away thought subject to enemy fire.  He has been overseas 2 years serving with the 101st Airborne Division.  (Dare County Times - Friday, September  28, 1945; pg. 1)


GEORGE P. CARTER PUTS IN LIGHTS AND WATER WORKS

Geo. P. CARTER, well known Hyde County citizen and gentleman farmer, has recently installed electric lights and water works in his country home on the shores of Lake Mattamuskeet near Fairfield.  Hyde County home owners in increasing numbers are modernizing their homes with electric service.  (Dare County Times - Friday, September  28, 1945; pg. 2)


THIEVES TAKE TIRES OFF DR. MILLER'S CAR

Dr. J.W. MILLER of Engelhard was a surprised mann last Tuesday morning when he discovered three tires stolen and his automobile sitting on Coca-Cola crates.  Patrolman Carl WHITFIELD and Sheriff Pratt WILLIAMSON of Swan Quarter were notified but they found no clues.  Five tires were reported stolen at Stumpy Point the same night.  George WISE, Rev. PARKIN, and Garland MEEKINS were the victims in that community.  Sheriff MEEKINS was reported investigating the Dare thefts.  Hyde County officials were inclined to believe that the thieves were working on an organized basis.  It was only a few days before that two tires were stolen from Maynard MEEKINS' truck and one from R.S. SPENCER's trailer in Engelhard.  (Dare County Times - Friday, October  19, 1945; pg. 1)


SWAN QUARTER SOLDIER AT CAMP SWIFT, TEXAS

Among the recent arrivals at Camp Swift from the European Theatre of Operations is T4 Olian R. WILLIAMS, son of Jodie C, WILLIAMS of Swan Quarter, N.C.  Formerly employed by Pepsi Cola Bottling Works, WILLIAMS served overseas 20 months and took part in 4 campaigns.  (Dare County Times - Friday, October  19, 1945; pg. 3)


MIDDLETOWN COLORED YOUTH TO REENLIST

Dennis COLLINS, son of Ed COLLINS, highly regarded Negro farmer of the Middletown community, is visiting his father after going through the African and European war.  The young soldier, who has a sergeant's rating, plans to reenlist in the Army when he is discharged.  He has 80 points.  (Dare County Times - Friday, October  19, 1945; pg. 3)


ENGELHARD NEGRO YOUTH IS REPORTED MISSING

Early BRYANT, highly regarded Engelhard Negro farmer, received word this week that his son, Jule, serving with the Navy, was missing in the Pacific.  The young was well thought of in the community.  (Dare County Times - Friday, October  19, 1945; pg. 3)


MORE HYDE MEN GET DISCHARGES FROM SERVICE

Through Tuesday, October 17, 14 servicemen from Hyde County had returned home with discharges during the month.  They were: John B. MOORE of Swan Quarter; C.N. DUNBAR of Leechville; Osborn John GIBBS of Ponzer; Guy A. GIBBS, Wesley W. BALLANCE, Lloyd M. O'NEAL, Bernell L. GIBBS and James A. CUTHRELL of Lake Landing; Mark S. CARROW and Otis M. WARNER of Scranton; Robert W. HOWARD of Ocracoke; Robert S. BURRUS of Engelhard and one colored man, Woodroe T. HARRIS of Swan Quarter.  (Dare County Times - Friday, October  19, 1945; pg. 4)


MRS. INA JONES TAKES HYDE DRAFT CLERK JOB

Mrs. Ina JONES, price clerk in Hyde County OPA office, will assume the position of clerk in the Hyde County Draft Office Monday, October 29th.  She will succeed Mrs. Frances S. GIBBS who resigned.  (Dare County Times - Friday, October  26, 1945; pg. 1)


MAYOR & MRS LONG VISITING IN MID-WEST

Mayor and Mrs. J.M. LONG of Engelhard are visiting Mr. LONG's relatives in Missouri and their daughter, Dorothy, in South Dakota.  It is the first time that Mayor LONG has visited his native Missouri in some 20 odd years.  (Dare County Times - Friday, October  26, 1945; pg. 1)


BIRTHS

Pvt. & Mrs. Russell A. SWINDELL announce the birth of a son, A.B. SWINDELL, III, on Sunday morning, October 14, 1945 in the Baker Hospital in Lumberton, N.C.  Mrs. SWINDELL is the former Miss Martha EASTERLING of Maxton.  Pvt. SWINDELL is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Harry SWINDELL of Swan Quarter and is now stationed at Camp Croft, S.C.  (Dare County Times - Friday, October  26, 1945; pg. 3)


THREE HYDE SAILORS MEET IN TOKYO BAY

    The editor of the Hyde County Herald received the following interesting letter from three friends, Maxwell COX of Middletown, Linwood Gray CAHOON of Swan Quarter and Roy HODGES of Engelhard, who are now serving in the Pacific and who recently met in Tokyo Bay.
    "We suppose you will be quite surprised to hear from us, but due to the fact that all three of us are very much acquainted with the Hyde County Herald out here in the Pacific and enjoy the news and stories so much that some of the boys write back home to you, we thought maybe that you might be interested in knowing that three good friends from Hyde County met in Tokyo Bay, Japan a few days ago.  You can imagine how surprised and what a happy surprise it was to meet up with each other, especially meeting ten thousand miles away from home.  Naturally, we had a long talk about Hyde County and its people and the three of us want to thank you and the personnel of the Hyde County Herald for keeping is so well informed of the things that are going on back in our home county.  We enjoy your paper more than words can express.  We are enclosing a snapshot of the three of us that was taken aboard the USS Cimarron in Japan.  Thought maybe you might like to have this information due to the fact that we have read so many interesting stories from the boys abroad in the Hyde paper.  We all hope to meet back home in Hyde again soon".  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 2, 1945; pg. 1)


FUNERAL  FRIDAY FOR MRS. ELLA SEARS O'NEAL

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Sears O'NEAL, 88, who passed away at the home of her son, Capt. Walter O'NEAL in Belhaven last Thursday evening, were held at the home Friday afternoon with the Rev. MACKEY, Episcopal minister, officiating.  Interment was made in the Sears Cemetery near Sladesville.  Surviving are four sons [not named].  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 2, 1945; pg. 1)


BERRY TELLS OF FIGHT TO HELP SICK IN PRISON

Aboard the USS San Juan -- The valiant fight of physicians and corpsmen to care for sick prisoners of war without equipment and medical supplies and often with the active opposition of the Japanese, was described by Bryan BERRY, pharmacist mate, third class, USN, son of Mr. & Mrs. M.R. BERRY of Engelhard, N.C.  BERRY was among prisoners repatriated by the special evacuation task force formed by Admiral William HALSEY and headed by Commodore Rodger SIMPSON, USN, of San Francisco.  BERRY, who was captured at the fall of Guam, told of more than three years spent in trying to aid the sick without the necessary drugs and supplies.  Most of our cases were caused by malnutrition and every illness or injury was complicated by starvation," he said.  "It was amazing what we had to improvise in the way of treatment".  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 2, 1945; pg. 1)


ACTIVITIES AT HYDE SELECTIVE SERVICE OFFICE

The war is over but nevertheless, many activities are going on these days at the Hyde County Selective Service Office.  Besides the routine duties set up by law, the board is looking for a qualified person to serve as clerk to replace Mrs. Frances GIBBS who has resigned and who is anxious to join her husband now serving in the Army.  Mrs. Ina JONES had applied for the job and had been transferred from the OPA office under civil service rules.  At the last minute she decided not to accept the work.  It was the second time an applicant had seen fit not to take the position.  Thomas HOOD made the decision some time ago.  The task of getting someone to meet civil service requirements and who wants the work seems to be a difficult one.  Among the routine work is registering 18-year olds, recording the names of returning veterans, and sending qualified youths off to the military.  Those registering on their 18th birthday during October were as follows: Wilbur C. CARAWAN, Russell L. BLAKE and Daniel CREDLE of Swan Quarter; James H. BURRUS and Geo. W. ROSS of Scranton; Robert S. HODGES and Bruce B. HODGES of Engelhard. Colored: Oliver CREDLE, JR. and James D. SLADE of Swan Quarter; Limmie G. BLOUNT of Lake Landing; James L. PARKS of Scranton; and Walter SPENCER of Engelhard.  Two white boys were sent for induction on Wednesday.  They were Wilbur McKINNEY of Engelhard and Samuel W. ENGLISH of Scranton.  Abel FULFORD, JR. of Swan Quarter and Russell YOUNG of Engelhard, colored boys, were sent to Fort Bragg for induction today.  Veterans back from the ward and recorded at the draft office from October 17th to November 1st are as follows: Laurie G. LEWIS, Ivy B. O'NEAL, Elvin STYRON, Benjamin L. O'NEAL, Murray F. SPENCER, John M. SIMPSON, and Troy S. WILLIAMS of Ocracoke; Edward H. WATSON of Fairfield; James C. WATERS and William A. WRENN of Ponzer; William E. MIDGETT, Hassell E. MIDGETT, Sam A. DUDLEY and Hugh B. GIBBS of Lake Landing; William D. SADLER, Roy A. JORDAN, and Olian WILLIAMS of Swan Quarter; Carroll L. SWINDELL and David H. SELBY of Engelhard.  Negroes discharged during this period were Linwood COLLINS of Fairfield and Walter SPENCER of Engelhard.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 2, 1945; pg. 1)


EXECUTOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executor of the will of Nathaniel CREDLE, deceased, late of Hyde County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate, to present them to the undersigned at his residence in Swan Quarter Township on or before the 27th day of September 1946, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery.  All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment.  /s/ Seth B. CREDLE, Executor of the will of Nathaniel CREDLE, deceased.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 2, 1945; pg. 3)


EXECUTOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executor of the will of William CREDLE, deceased, late of Hyde County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate, to present them to the undersigned at his residence in Swan Quarter Township on or before the 4th day of October 1946, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery.  All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment.  /s/ W. Grady. CREDLE, Executor of the will of William CREDLE, deceased.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 2, 1945; pg. 4)


BIRTHS

PONZER - Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce SMITHWICK, a six pound son, Bruce Sherwood, on October 28th at Taylor Hospital.  Mrs. SMITHWICK was the former Jessie HARRIS of Engelhard.

HOWARD, SOUTH DAKOTA - Lt. and Mrs. W.R. QUINN, JR., of Howard, S.D., announce the birth of a son, William Roger QUINN, III, Sunday, October 14, 1945.  Mrs. QUINN was the former Miss Dorothy LONG of Engelhard.

ENGELHARD - Born to Mr. and Mrs. Beamen BERRY of Engelhard on Wednesday, October 31st, in Tayloe Hospital in Washington, a son, Farran Allen.  Mrs. BERRY before her marriage was Miss Elsie GIBBS of Lake Landing.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 9, 1945; pg. 1)


(Dare County Times - Friday, November 9, 1945; pg. 1)


SWAN QUARTER MAN LOSES HAND IN CORN PICKER

The second accident in Hyde County in less than a week that caused the loss of a limb occurred Tuesday afternoon when John JARVIS of Swan Quarter had his right hand badly mashed in a corn picker while harvesting with the machines.  He was rushed to Columbia Hospital where the hand was amputated two inches above the wrist.  He was reported getting along well at press time Thursday.  The first of the accidents occurred last Friday when Joe SIMMONS of Fairfield was accidentally shot whole acting as guide for a party of out-of-county hunters.  SIMMONS was shot in the legs while going from one of his blinds to another, with the right leg so badly injured that it was necessary to take it off.  Reports from Washington where he is a patient in one of the local hospitals, said he was getting along well, but was not completely out of danger.  Complications set in early after the accident and his condition was grave for several days.  Frank MOONEY, SR. of Fairfield is a patient in the Columbia Hospital undergoing treatment for injuries he received several weeks ago when one of his arms was cut by a mowing machine.  Mr. MOONEY is reported to have been working on the mower when the horses started pulling the machine cutting the arm from the elbow to the hand and taking most of the skin off that part of the arm.  He is reported to be getting along satisfactorily.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 16, 1945; pg. 1)


OCRACOKE MAN RETIRED FROM NAVAL DUTY

After more than 26 years in the service, Chief Commissary Steward James N. WILLIAMS is leaving the Navy but not leaving the sea.  Returning to civilian life today at the Naval Separation Center, Chief WILLIAMS plane to build and operate a hunting and fishing club near his home in Ocracoke.  Chief WILLIAMS first entered the Navy in 1915 and served aboard transport vessels in World Wars I and II.  He has been on duty on some 13 ships, including the USS Minnesota, Argonne, Lyons, and Asheville, and at Naval bases in Cuba, Florida, Connecticut and elsewhere.  Retiring to inactive duty in 1936, he returned in 1940 and late took part in the invasions of Africa and Southern France, and in two invasions in Italy.  In addition to his many theatre action ribbons and stars, he wears the gold and silver rating badge and service stripes awarded for 12 of more years of continuous service with good conduct.  His last duty station was Charleston Navy Yard.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 16, 1945; pg. 1)


(Dare County Times - Friday, November 16, 1945; pg. 1)


JOHN G. HARRIS KILLS BIG BEAR ON FAIRFIELD FARM

John G. HARRIS of Fairfield and Raleigh, killed the largest best ever taken in Eastern North Carolina the other day according to Frank MEACHAM, State Museum zoologist.  HARRIS, an official of the Unemployment Compensation Commission, killed the black bear, which weighed 406 pounds, on his farm near Fairfield in Hyde County.  In reporting the kill, HARRIS said that a full load of double-0 buckshot in the bear's head from a distance of about 8 feet failed to stop him and he calmly used his right paw to wipe the blood away.  A second shot, however, killed him instantly.  MEACHAM said that he would assist HARRIS in skinning the bear and tanning the hide for a rug.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 16, 1945; pg. 1)


WHITE PLAINS MERCHANT IS SERIOUSLY ILL

Harold NEAL, merchant and farmer of the White Plains section of Lake Landing township, is seriously ill at his home, having suffered a stroke of paralysis early this week.  Mr. NEAL has not been in good health recently and just recently underwent treatment at the Columbia hospital.  Tom YOUNG, prominent White Plains farmer, is also seriously ill at his home.  Mr. YOUNG was taken sick Wednesday night.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 16, 1945; pg. 2)


FAIRFIELD SOLDIER WITH ATOM BOMB MAKING OUTFIT

M. Sgt. James K. BALLANCE of Fairfield, a member of the 9812th T.S.U.E, was revealed today as being connected with the Manhattan Engineer District, the organization responsible for the development of the atomic bomb.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. BALLANCE of Fairfield.  BALLANCE received his basic training at Fort Bragg in 1941 and was assigned to the Manhattan District in March 1944.  Prior to his induction on August 8, 1941 he was employed by the Charles W. Angle Construction Co. of Greensboro as a timekeeper and materials expeditor.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 16, 1945; pg. 2)


OCRACOKE SAILOR SEES BOMB-WRECKED TOKYO

Pelig G. STYRON, seaman first class, USNR, of Ocracoke, had an opportunity to see Tokyo, Yokohama and Yokosuka after the crew of his vessel took her into Tokyo Bay to participate in the occupation of the Jap homeland.  The crewmen of the LCS (landing craft support) came back from their "liberty" jaunts with one main reaction--if the Allied planes and warships did as good a job on the rest of the Jap empire as they did on the capitol and port cities, the Japs will spend years cleaning up and repairing.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 16, 1945; pg. 2)


TAYLOR - WESTON

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Walter WESTON request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Cora Swindell, to Mr. James Milton TAYLOR on Saturday, the 24th of November at 4:00 in the afternoon at Providence Methodist Church in Swan Quarter, N.C.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 16, 1945; pg. 3)


NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

Having duly qualified as Executrix of the estate of Henry Waldermar MASON, deceased, of Scranton, Hyde County, North Carolina, notice is hereby given to all persons indebted to his estate to come forward and make immediate settlement; and those holding claims against his estate will present them for payment within 12 months from the date of this notice or it will be pleaded in bar of their recovery.  This 15th day of November 1945  /s/ Mrs. Bessie D. MASON, executrix.  Scranton, N.C.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 16, 1945; pg. 4)


NEW ENTERPRISES FOR SWAN QUARTER

Swan Quarter is to have two new enterprises in the near future.  Construction is nor underway on frame buildings to house them.  One is to be an automobile repair shop and the other a farm machine ship.  Leland G. CARAWAN, a Swan Quarter man who is a good machinist, is building a frame building next to the East Carolina Bank on the main street where he will operate a farm machine shop.  In back of TUNNELL's store Bill KENSIE of Jacksonville is building a frame building which will house his automobile repair business with the latest equipment.  KENSIE lived at Swan Quarter and Engelhard several years ago when he was with the highway patrol.  Oyster shucking houses on the waterfront owned by Rouse LUPTON and R.B. BURRUS have recently been enlarged to handle a larger volume of oysters.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 23, 1945; pg. 1)


DISCHARGED

Otis MASON of Engelhard arrived home this week with his discharge from the Army after 26 months of service overseas.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 23, 1945; pg. 1)


FUNERAL SERVICES HELD MONDAY FOR HAROLD NEAL

Funeral services for Harold NEAL, 59-year old farmer and merchant of the White Plains section of Lake Landing township in Hyde County, were held at the home Monday morning at 11:00 with the Rev. F.R. DAVIS, Methodist pastor, assisted by the Rev. J.C. CHAFFIN and the Rev. C.K. WRIGHT, Methodist ministers from Swan Quarter and Columbia respectively, officiating.  Interment was in Fulford Cemetery at Engelhard.  Mr. NEAL passed away at his home Saturday night following a short illness.  He was a life-long resident of Hyde County.  Surviving are his wife [not named]; two daughters: Geraldine and June of Lake Landing; two brothers: Sam and Luke of Engelhard; and two sisters: Mrs. John SPENCER of Wilmington and Miss Belle NEAL of Engelhard.  Pallbearers were Liston HARRIS, Harry HARRIS, Latham JARVIS, Roman PATRICK, Tom MARSHALL and Will MARSHALL.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 23, 1945; pg. 1)


DALLAS S. DANIELS

In the quiet of the evening as the sun was slowly sinking from view, as he was conversing with member of his family, the soul of Dallas DANIELS quietly slipped into Eternity.  Son of Jackson and Martha Lupton DANIELS, he was born in Currituck Township on March 24, 1889.  He had been in ill health for some time but was up until a few days before his passing.  He was a member of Henderlite Memorial Presbyterian Church and one of its elders.  Rev. Mr. HINES, Presbyterian minister from Washington, N.C., conducted funeral services at the home.  Pallbearers were Claudius WILLIAMS, Archie CARAWAN, Lloyd WILLIAMS, Linwood LUPTON, Hubert WILLIAMS, and Travis FLOWERS.  Mr. DANIELS is survived by his wife [not named] and two daughters: Misses Martha Ann and Vesta DANIELS; and one son, Robert DANIELS.  Interment was in the Episcopal cemetery at Sladesville.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 23, 1945; pg. 2)


MISS PAYNE BECOMES BRIDE OF BUFORD M. MARTIN

Miss Hazel Mae PAYNE, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charlie L. PAYNE of Lake Landing, and Buford M. MARTIN, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. William C. MARTIN of Birmingham, Alabama, were married on Monday, November 12, in the parlor of Edenton Street Methodist Church in Raleigh with the pastor, Dr. A.J. HOBBS, officiating.  Mrs. MARTIN was employed by the United States Employment Service,  Staff Sergeant MARTIN received his discharge from the Army in October at Atterbury, Indiana after 32 months service in North Africa and Italy.  He is now connected with the Indiana Bell Telephone in Evansville, Ind. where the bridal couple will make their home.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 23, 1945; pg. 3)


SGT. ROY CARAWAN GETS DISCHARGE FROM ARMY

S-Sgt. Roy J. CARAWAN of Swan Quarter, recently at the Army Air Forces Convalescent Hospital in Plattsburg, New York, was honorable discharged from the service Saturday, November 24.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 30, 1945; pg. 1)


ALBERT CREDLE WITH NAVY IN THE ATLANTIC

A veteran of 5 years sea duty, Albert Bryce CREDLE, machinist's mate, first class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.A. CREDLE of Swan Quarter, is serving aboard the destroyer USS McDougal.  CREDLE enlisted in the Navy in June 1940.  His wife, Virginia, also lived at Swan Quarter.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 30, 1945; pg. 1)


THREE HYDE YOUTHS REGISTER FOR DRAFT

Three Hyde County youths who reached their 18th birthday this month have registered for the draft with the county draft board.  They are Geo. A. LONG of Engelhard, Percy A. HARRIS of Swan Quarter, and Richard J. FONVILLE, colored, of Swan Quarter.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 30, 1945; pg. 1)


GEORGE MIDGETT OF ENGELHARD DISCHARGED

Geo. MIDGETT, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.D. MIDGETT of Engelhard, received his discharge from the Naval Air Corps last Friday, November 23, at the Navy separation center in Charleston, S.C.  George was attending college at the Citadel at Charleston when he entered service.  He plans to continue schooling at Duke University now that he is back in civies.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 30, 1945; pg. 1)


49 HYDE MEN BACK HOME IN CIVIES

    Hyde County veterans--49 of them--have returned home during November, as the tempo of demobilization speeds up.  Those recorded as returned from service by the draft office as as follows:
ENGELHARD - Claudie SPENCER, Leslie B. GIBBS, Lee Thos. SWINDELL, and R. Engbert McKINNEY.
OCRACOKE - Horace M. GASKINS, Jack C. WILLIS, Homer J. McGEE, Chesley T. AUSTIN, Lewis J. TOLESON, JR. and Leslie T. GARRISH.
SWAN QUARTER - Elwood OVERTON, Daniel B. HARRIS, Russell SWINDELL, John F. CAHOON, Wm. F. McKINNEY, Edward SPENCER and Bernie C. WILLIAMS
SCRANTON - Lee W. SWINDELL, Grady F. BRINN, and Stephen JENNETTE, JR.
LAKE LANDING - E. Otis MASON, Harry H. DOUGLAS, Charlie E. MIDGETT, Leon G. BALLANCE, and Wilbert CARAWAN
FAIRFIELD - Joseph W. CUTHRELL and Spencer S. PAYNE
LEECHVILLE - Hallett RADCLIFF
PONZER - Joe B. CARAWAN
NEW HOLLAND - Thos. O'NEAL and Charlie CARAWAN

    Negroes returned from service during the month are as follows:
LAKE LANDING - Coleman J. BRYANT, Linwood HOWARD, Carrol  MIDGETT, Leland GIBBS, Pernell MACKEY and David GIBBS
FAIRFIELD - James H. SPENCER, Robert H. LONG and Geo. C. SIMPSON
SCRANTON - Colley SIMPSON, Marshall L. CHANCE, Weldon CREDLE, Walter L. BURRUS and Elijah GRAY
SWAN QUARTER - Tilman O'NEAL and Wm. B. HARRIS
MIDDLETOWN - Willis E. COLLINS and Hallet C. COLLINS
(Dare County Times - Friday, November 30, 1945; pg. 1)


MEMORIAL SERVICES

Memorial services for Sidney Lee ROPER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. ROPER of Swan Quarter, were held at the Engelhard Baptist Church Sunday, November 25.  Young ROPER was lost when his ship went down off Guadalcanal.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 30, 1945; pg. 2)


BIRTHS

SWAN QUARTER - Mr. and Mrs. Murray K. BONNER of Swan Quarter announce the birth of a daughter, Betty Louise, at the Tayloe Hospital on November 10th.  Mrs. BONNER is the former Miss Willie Murl COX of Swan Quarter.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 30, 1945; pg. 3)


TAYLOR - WESTON

SWAN QUARTER - The wedding of Miss Cora Swindell WESTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Walton WESTON of Swan Quarter, and James Milton TAYLOR, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas TAYLOR of Norfolk, Virginia, was solemnized on Saturday afternoon, November 24, in Providence Methodist Church in Swan Quarter.  The Rev. Claude CHAFFIN, pastor of the church, officiated.  The bride was given in marriage by her mother.  Miss Nella WESTON, maid of honor, was her sister's only attendant.  Sanford TAYLOR of Mobjack, Virginia, brother of the groom, was best man and ushers were Armand TAYLOR, son of the groom, and Robert E. TUNNELL, both of Norfolk.  (Dare County Times - Friday, November 30, 1945; pg. 3)


BELOVED ENGELHARD WOMAN DIED SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. William PATRICK, 38, were held at the Amity Methodist Church at Lake Landing Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock with the Rev. F.R. DAVIS, pastor, assisted by the Rev. J.T. BROWN, the Rev. J.C. CHAFFIN and Dr. Maynard FLETCHER, officiating.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Mrs. PATRICK passed away on Sunday morning following a long illness.  She had been a patient in the hospital for three months.  Always friendly and pleasant, Mrs. PATRICK was highly regarded and well thought of in her community.  She taught school at Engelhard for a number of years and was a member of the Methodist church.  Mrs. PATRICK was the former Archie HARRIS of Swan Quarter and had lived in Hyde County all of her life.  Surviving are her husband; one brother, Allen HARRIS of Elizabeth City; and one sister, Mrs. Wm. I. COCHRAN of Swan Quarter.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 7, 1945; pg. 1)


A HYDE COUNTY BEAR STORY

    Editors Note: The following interesting story was sent in by J. Herbert McGOWAN, a Swan Quarter native who now resides in Baltimore, Md.  Mr. McGOWAN writes, "I have often told about it up here but no one believes it.  There are few people now living down in Hyde who remember "Jim Polk", the bear."  Here is the story.
    A very large bear made frequent visits to the corn fields of South Mattamuskeet Lake, from where the Outfall Canal is now located, thence westwardly for about 3 miles.  They set traps for him but could never catch him; they put dogs on his trail, but he would get away from them in the big swamp.  They named him "Jim Polk".  During the Civil War, "Jim Polk" had his own way because the people were occupied with other things and had no time to hunt bear.  After the war, the hunters resumed their efforts to get "Jim Polk".  Tilman and Bennett STOTESBURY set a trap for him on the back of the BENSON farm, now known as the MASON farm, in 1866.  "Jim Polk" got in the trap but he carried it away.  Hunters took dogs the next day and hunted the big swamp for miles around but didn't find bear nor trap.  On Thanksgiving Day 1905, some hunters found the trap just 39 years after it was carried off.  It wasn't over one-fourth mile from where it was set.  There was no sign of the skeleton of the bear around.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 7, 1945; pg. 1)


REV. H. HOBART BARBER

Funeral services for the Rev. H. Hobart BARBER, 83, were conducted at Augusta, Ga. Sunday afternoon.  Rev. Mr. BARBER passed away at his home in Augusta Friday night.  The Rev. Mr. BARBER was born at Mocksville on August 24, 1862, son of the late Samuel Swan BARBER and Mrs. Sara Harding BARBER.  He preached at Burlington, Raleigh and Morganton in North Carolina during his long career as a minister, as well as Detroit, Mich., Augusta, Ga., Houlton, Md. and Greensburg, Pa.  Surviving are his wife and one daughter, Marilou Weely BARBER of Augusta; three nieces in Hyde County are Mrs. E.E. CRABTREE and Mrs. E.O. SPENCER of Swan Quarter and Mrs. T.W. SANDERSON of Lake Landing.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 7, 1945; pg. 1)


NORTHEASTER BRINGS HIGH TIDES TO HYDE

Many roads in Hyde County were inundated today (Thursday) as the result of high tides which have prevailed since the Northeast storm that struck Tuesday evening.  Tides and rains together threaten to close some rural roads, although traffic was going in all sections today according to information reaching this newspaper.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 7, 1945; pg. 1)


MRS. BROWN DIES IN WASHINGTON HOSPITAL

Funeral services for Mrs. Leta BROWN, 56, were held Thursday morning, December 6, at Providence Methodist Church in Swan Quarter by the Rev. J.C. CHAFFIN, pastor.  Interment was in Soul Cemetery.  Mrs. BROWN died in Fowle Memorial Hospital in Washington Wednesday morning at 8:00.  She had been in declining health for several years.  A former school teacher and a leader in church activities, Mrs. BROWN was highly regarded and well thought of in her community.  She was the widow of the late Thad BROWN and the daughter of Alexander and Josephanna BERRY of Swan Quarter.  She was a graduate of the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Allen WILKINSON of Greensboro; two sons: Thad BROWN, JR. of Norfolk, Va. and S/Sgt. John Kenneth BROWN of the U.S. Army; one granddaughter, Beverly Ann WILKINSON of Greensboro; one sister, Mrs. Geo. B. CREDLE of Norfolk, Va.; and one brother, A.B. BERRY of Norfolk, Va.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 7, 1945; pg. 1)


Hyde County lost one of her most beloved and oldest citizens on Thursday, November 28th, in the death of Mrs. Adeline PAYNE of Gulrock.  Mrs. PAYNE was born April 10, 1854 at Lake Landing and spent her entire life in the county.  In early life she married the late Millard PAYNE.  Surviving are five daughters: Mesdames Mollie CASON of Lenoir, Jim WHITE of Belhaven, Joseph PUGH of Gulrock, Lizzie CREDLE of Swan Quarter and Addie GIBBS of Gulrock; one son, Warren PAYNE of Gulrock; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  Mrs. PAYNE was buried in the family plot at Gulrock with her pastor, Rev. F.R. DAVIS, officiating.  Pallbearers were Earl PUGH, Carl PUGH, Steve HAWES, Cephas HARRIS, Claud SELBY and Adolph FRANCIS.  Flower girls were: Ercell GIBBS, Edna WILLIS, Cora Lee LONG, Nellie HARRIS, Esther POWELL, Hazel DAVIS, Essie PUGH, Virginia PUGH, Verna GIBBS, Lillie TAYLOR, Sarah MIDYETTE, Sylvia MIDYETTE, Marilyn GIBBS, Louisedell QUIDLEY, and Edna Ruth DAVIS.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 7, 1945; pg. 1)


MORE HYDE MEN ARRIVE HOME BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Twenty-three more Hyde County servicemen arrived home with their discharges during the first 2 weeks of December.  For them, it means Christmas dinner with the home folks.  Returning to their home at Engelhard were Norwood B. MARSHALL, John A. GIBBS, Donald D. HUNTER, and Marvin HODGES.  Back home in Swan Quarter are Fred A. MASON, Curtis E. HOWARD, David C. LUPTON, Carlos (Hoover) CUTHRELL, Elbert J. JARVIS, Roy J. CARAWAN, Benjamin CREDLE and Frank O. HARRIS.  Macon O. HOWARD is back to his home in Ponzer as is J. Hugh ARMSTRONG and Carlos L. MORRIS of Leechville while Lake Landing has Francis GIBBS home for Christmas.  Colored servicemen who have returned home in the past 2 weeks are Morgan MOORE, JR., Henderson J. HARRIS, Arthur MANN, Bennie BARNES, and William TOOLEY of Scranton; Elmos McCLAUD of New Holland and David L. GIBBS of Lake Landing.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 14, 1945; pg. 1)


SICKNESS STRIKES IN SCHOOL FACULITIES

A number of Hyde County school teachers have had to be away from classrooms recently because of sickness.  At Engelhard, Mrs. Elizabeth BAUM and Mrs. Carma GIBBS have had to be out, and at Swan Quarter, Mrs. Marietta McKINNEY and J.M. WORRELL have been sick.  Mrs. Ellen WATSON, principal of the Fairfield School, was not able to be at school Monday and Tuesday, December 10 and 11.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 14, 1945; pg. 1)


SNOW FALLS IN HYDE AS COLD WAVE STRIKES

Hominy snow fell in Hyde County Thursday, December 13, as a wave of cold weather struck throughout the state.  The thermometer dropped below freezing and service station operators had many calls for anti-freeze.  Home owners took precautions about their water systems to prevent the pipes from freezing and bursting.  The weather observers say that we are going to have some cold weather during December, which is what the old timers have been saying all along.  The monthly weather-crops report issued this week by the U.S. Weather Bureau and the Bureau of Agriculture Economics said temperatures are expected to average somewhat below the seasonal normal, rather than above, as in the preceding two months--although there will be considerable variability, with cold spells alternating with warm spells.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 14, 1945; pg. 1)


DRAFT REGISTERS FOUR MORE HYDE COUNTY BOYS

Two white boys and two colored boys registered with the Hyde County Draft Board during the last two weeks.  Leon Gray O'NEAL of New Holland and Hugh Becton PAYNE of Lake Landing were the white youths signed up and James Delma TOPPINGS of Swan Quarter and Sam SANDERSON, JR. of Fairfield were the Negro boys registered.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 14, 1945; pg. 1)


NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

Having duly qualified as Administratrix of the estate of Harold Jones NEAL, deceased, of Lake Landing, Hyde County, North Carolina, notice is hereby given to all persons indebted to his estate to come forward and make immediate settlement; and those holding claims against his estate will present them for payment within 12 months from the date of this notice or it will be pleaded in bar of their recovery.  This 13th day of December 1945  /s/ Mrs. Mammie P. NEAL, Administratrix  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 14, 1945; pg. 4)


J. H. PATRICK BUILDING HOME NEAR ENGELHARD

J.H. PATRICK, Engelhard merchant and poultry dealer, is constructing a two story residence of modern design on his farm on Highway 254 near Engelhard.  Mr. PATRICK recently sold his home on the Middletown-Engelhard Road to Dave SWINDELL of Engelhard.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 21, 1945; pg. 1)


BILL COX BACK FROM ARMY; ACCOMPANIED BY WIFE

W.H. COX, popular Engelhard businessman, returned home from Army service on Thursday, December 13.  Bill entered the Army in February 1942 and served with the Air Corps where he held the rank of sergeant.  Accompanying the young Hyde man home was his wife, Jane, of near St. Louis, Mo., whom he married while in the Army.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 21, 1945; pg. 6)


JOHN R. O'NEAL DIES AT ROSE BAY HOME

John R. O'NEAL, 85, passed away at his home at Rose Bay near Swan Quarter last Saturday, December 22, following a short illness.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J.C. CHAFFIN officiating.  Interment was in Mt. Olive Cemetery at Ponzer.  Mr. O'NEAL was the son of the late Isaiah and Phoebia O'NEAL of Currituck township.  He had spent his entire life in Hyde County.  Surviving are one son, John O'NEAL, JR. of Swan Quarter township; and Mrs. W.S. DILLON of Currituck township.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 28, 1945; pg. 1)


FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR OTIS FULFORD

Funeral services for Otis FULFORD, 62, were held at the Amity Methodist Church at Lake Landing Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. F.R. DAVIS officiating.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Mr. FULFORD, member of a prominent Hyde County family, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jack BRITTAIN, in Engelhard Tursday morning at 11 o'clock following an illness of several months.  Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Jack BRITTAIN of Engelhard and Mrs. J.L. ZABAWA of Wilmington; and one brother, B.B. FULFORD of Engelhard.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 28, 1945; pg. 1)


ROYDEN NEAL GETS ARMY DISCHARGE

Mr. and Mrs. Royden NEAL and little daughter arrived home in Engelhard from Spokane, Washington last Saturday, December 22.  Mr. NEAL had been stationed with the Army Air Corps in the west coast state for some time before his recent discharge.  Before entering the Army, the young Engelhard man was associated in business with his gather, S.S. NEAL.  Since entering the army, the business has been sold and is being operated by Nat GIBBS as the Engelhard Paint & Hdw. Co.  Mrs. NEAL before her marriage was Miss Charlotte MARSHALL of Engelhard.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 28, 1945; pg. 1)


VIRGINIA SPENCER TAKES NEW YORK JOB

Miss Virginia SPENCER of New York City spent the Christmas holidays in Swan Quarter with her mother, Mrs. E.O. SPENCER.  Miss SPENCER is employed in the publicity department of the Henry M. Snyder & Co., export representatives for American book publishers.  She had been with the New York firm since the first of December.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 28, 1945; pg. 1)


W. C. DAVIS PATIENT IN WASHINGTON HOSPITAL

W.C. DAVIS of Swan Quarter, prominent Hyde County citizen and one of the largest landowners in the county, is a patient in Fowle Memorial Hospital in Washington.  His condition is grave.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 28, 1945; pg. 1)


SWAN QUARTER MAN DIES SUDDENLY

Joshua LUPTON, 75, died suddenly on Saturday, December 15, at the home of Joseph RAYBORN in Swan Quarter with whom he lived.  Death was attributed to a heart attack.  Funeral services were held in the Sladesville Methodist Church with the Rev. J.C. CHAFFIN, pastor, officiating.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Mollie EBRAN of Greenville; and one brother, John LUPTON of Scranton.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 28, 1945; pg. 1)


MIDDLETOWN MAN DIED OF HEART ATTACK

Huron A. GIBBS, 75-year old Middletown farmer, died suddenly of a heart attack last Wednesday, December 19.  He was found dead on the road near his home in the White Plains section by Harry HARRIS, his next door neighbor.  Mr. GIBBS, a life-long resident of Hyde County, was well thought of in his community.  He was known as a hard worker and a good provided for his family.  He lived only 6 months after his wife passed away.  Surviving are four daughters: Miss Henrietta GIBBS of Middletown, Misses Elwanda and Zula GIBBS and Mrs. Oman? COX, JR. of New Bern; two sons: Guy and Bernell GIBBS of Middletown; two sisters: Mrs. V.E. JENNETTE of Greensboro and Mrs. Charlie FARROW of Castilla; and two brothers: T.B. GIBBS of Sladesville and Dallas GIBBS of Middletown.  Funeral services were held at the Middletown Christian Church Friday morning at 11 o'clock with the Rev. J.T. BROWN officiating.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 28, 1945; pg. 1)


GUY BISHOP SERIOUSLY ILL IN HOSPITAL

Guy BISHOP, Swan Quarter civil engineer and electrical contractor, is seriously ill in Fowle Memorial Hospital with intestinal flu.  Mr. BISHOP's condition was reported slightly improved Thursday.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 28, 1945; pg. 2)


EXECUTOR'S NOTICE

Having qualified as Executors of the will of John W. JARVIS, deceased, late of Hyde County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate, to present them to the undersigned at his residence in Swan Quarter Township on or before the 27th day of December 1946, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery.  All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment.  /s/ Mollie D. JARVIS & John S. JARVIS, Executors of the will of John W. JARVIS, deceased.  (Dare County Times - Friday, December 28, 1945; pg. 3)

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