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Beacon Flashes – August 24, 1900

The following items appeared in the Roanoke Beacon newspaper in the “Beacon Flashes” section.

  • Mr. R.A. KNIGHT of Washington, NC was in the city this week.
  • Mr. T.J. NORMAN spent last Sunday with his family at Edenton.
  • Miss Kate RALPH of Creswell is visiting her sister, Mrs. C.V.W. AUSBON.
  • Miss Donnie WARD, of Winton, is visiting our town as the guest of her uncle, Hon. H.S. WARD.
  • Misses Annie MIZELL and Blanche BARDEN left on Tuesday morning last for a sojourn at Asheville.
  • The charming Miss Mattie WILLIFORD, of Rocky Mount, is in the city this week as the guest of her brother’s family, Mr. A.L. WILLIFORD.
  • After a pleasant visit of two weeks to her friend, Miss Vonnie LEGGETT, of this town, Miss Clara WEEKS returned to her home at E. City on Monday.
  • Mrs. Jas. I. BRUER and children, of Mackey’s Ferry, and Mrs. W.O. DAVIS and little daughter of Creswell, spent the day in town yesterday as the guests of their sister, Mrs. C.V.W. AUSBON.
  • Mr. W.M. CHESSON, a well known and prosperous farmer of the Mackey’s Ferry section, was in our town this week, for the first time in several years.  He was the guest of his daughter, Mrs. T.J. LEWIS. 
  • Mr. W.T. NURNEY and wife has moved to Roper.  We regret to lose this estimable couple from our midst, but trust the change will be of benefit to them.  We heartily commend them to the good people of Roper.

 

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CHESSON, Lonnie (d. 1900)

Those who knew him were greatly shocked on Friday last to hear of the sudden death of Mr. Lonnie CHESSON, of Mackey’s Ferry.  Mr. CHESSON was taken with appendicitis and died while undergoing a surgical operation.

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 20 Jul 1900

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Plymouth Academy – 1900 Commencement

Taneya | May 29, 2012 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

A larger number of people never assembled in the Town Hall than was there on Wednesday night to witness the closing exercises of the Plymouth Academy.

A more entertaining program was never arranged or more perfectly rendered than on this occasion. That Prof. HASSELL has done his full duty as a teacher, together with his assistants, was fully demonstrated by the manner in which the students discharged their duties.  This night was devoted to the advanced classes, and a medal offered on oratory, and so equally matched were the contestants that the judges could not agree as a whole, having halted between five of the contestants, Mises Emily FAGAN and Eva CHESSON, and Mess. Richard LUCAS, Cleveland BEASLEY and Louis GAYLORD.  After remaining out some time, the judges returned a decision, two to one, in favor of Louis GAYLORD, and the medal was fittingly presented by Mr. W. Fletcher AUSBON.

Last night the Junior, or Primary department, had its exercises, and was a most pleasing event.  We may say more of this later.

The names of those receiving medals or prizes will appear next week.

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 8 Jun 1900. 

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College Grads from Washington County

Taneya | June 10, 2010 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

A new resource for the NCGenWeb project is an index of students from North Carolina colleges & universities.  Yearbooks are wonderful sources for learning more about your ancestors and their activities during their college years.

The NC Yearbook Index is a searchable database of students (mostly graduating seniors) from schools across the state.  The index currently includes more than 16,000 names and focuses largely on the yearbooks from 1930 and earlier.  In each case, the yearbooks are available in their entirety online via the efforts of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.

I’ve found relatives so far in the yearbooks, maybe you’ll find some too! To see the list of students explicitly identified as coming from Washington County, go here.  Surnames include Ayers, Blount, Brinkley, Chesson, Latham,  Norman, Spurill, Swain, Walker and more.

For example, here is the entry for Alice Walker Phelps,  daughter of former Washington County sheriff John L. Phelps and granddaughter of Augustus Gambol Walker.  She graduated from UNC-Greensboro in 1913  (then known as the North Carolina College for Women).  She was a member of several organizations including the YWCA, Chorus, the Athletic Association, and was active in student government.  Her description reads

Here is a normal girl who knows how to dress.  And thereby hangs a tale: she has numerous suitors and is always generous with candy.  A member in good standing of all clubs musical, for Alice sings as well as she plays.   In addition she has charming manners, and quite a distinguished air.  We predict for her a matrimonial career with a title attached.

What a great treasure for her current family & descendants to have!  The NC Yearbook Index will grow over time.  A link has been added to the Education page that will always reflect the most updated listings.

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