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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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Beacon Flashes – August 3, 1900

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

  • Mrs. C.A. MOORE and children left on Tuesday last for Ocracoke.
  • Mr. and Mrs. L.L. OWENS returned home from Nag’s Head on Wednesday.
  • Mr. Antone MARRINER, of Mackey’s Ferry, made our office a call while in town this week.
  • Little Miss Helen PATTERSON, of Wilson, is here again, visiting her aunt, Mrs. A.L. WILLIFORD.
  • Mr. C.D. LOANE and family left Monday for Hatteras, where Mr. LOANE is engaged in the milling business.
  • Mr. A.L. BRATTEN, who holds a position with the Basnight Lumber Co., Tunis, N.C., is at home this week.
  • Our sympathies are with Mrs. Jos. TUCKER who had the misfortune to fall and break a sinew in her foot last week.
  • We sympathize with Mrs. J.L. SAVAGE who met with the misfortune to fall out of doors on Tuesday and sprain her arm.
  • Mr. T.T. GARDNER and family returned home on Tuesday evening from a two week’s sojourn by the sea-side at Ocracoke.
  • Mr. T.J. NORMAN has moved his family to Edenton.  We regret to give this family up, but commend them to the good people of Edenton. 
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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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