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The Breeze – September 21, 1905

Keep your eyes on Glendale, the garden spot of West Florida. The new railroad, the DeFuniak & Northern, is about complete, and especially low rates are in effect. For further information see W. L. Cawthon or A. L. Beach, at DeFuniak, or D. E. Murphy, at Glendale.


The Breeze – September 9, 1920

Mrs. E. W. Thorpe was the first woman in Walton county to register for voting under the constitutional amendment which gave woman the power to vote. Mrs. R. Buchanan, Mrs. J. C. Prescott, Mrs. H. Thornber, Mrs. Anna Vinson and Mrs. Geo. Ward followed in that order, and Miss Bessie Tervin was the first single lady to register.


The Breeze – September 9, 1915

At a special election held for that purpose, the new county of Okaloosa was created from portions of Walton and Santa Rosa counties, Walton county voting four to one, and Santa Rosa two to one, for the division.


The Breeze – September 9, 1915

If Bob Sellars at the “Big Store” sells you salt for sugar, don’t think he’s crazy: It’s twins—a boy and a girl.


The Breeze – September 8, 1910

Born – to Mr. and Mrs. Burruss Cawthon, a charming little daughter. All are doing well.

The Breeze – September 3, 1925

Mrs. W. W. Clark and son, William, were killed in their car by a logging train on the outskirts of Milton. Mrs. Clark was a sister of the late Judge T. F. West of Milton, and her sister was the wife of Luther Fisher of Milton, a brother of M. N. Fisher of this place.

The DeFuniak Herald – February 21, 1946

Rev Pitt Mercer Scott Sr, 69 died Friday Feb 15, he was born in Washington Co. Florida. Services were held Sandy Creek church Sunday . Surviving are his wife, former Celia Jane Wilkes, 2 sons, Pitt Jr, & Clark Scott, 2 daughters, Mrs T D Sutton & Mrs J W Alfson.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The Breeze – November 30, 1911 – Page 5

[The following sayings were taken from an advertisement placed by One Cash Price House on the McCaskill Block on Baldwin Avenue in DeFuniak Springs.]

“Trade here and get your money’s worth and then some.”

” A penny saved is a penny earned. It’s old, but it’s gospel truth.”

“There’s plenty of room at the top, but the elevator is not running today.”

“When you reach the top of the ladder–yell for more ladder.”

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – November 30, 1911 – Page 5

Little Miss Iris Storrs entertained about twenty of her little friends last Wednesday with a party in honor of her sixth birthday. The usual games and refreshments made the afternoon pass very quickly to the little men and women who made up the party.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – November 30, 1911 – Page 5

The Union Thanksgiving services will be held at the Presbyterian church this morning at 10 o’clock.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]