The Breeze – February 16, 1911 – Pages 1 & 5



HOBBS/ANDERSON: (page 1) Ted Balkom of Union and Miss Viola Anderson attended the Hobbs/Anderson marriage on Sunday.


MCCASKILL/CAMPBELL: (page 5) Society has been all agog this week in preparation for the McCaskill/Campbell wedding, which took place at the Presbyterian Church last night (February 15, 1911).


Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – February 16, 1911 – Pages 1, 4, & 8



INFANT ERVIN: (page 1) The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Ervin on Saturday morning (February 11, 1911), taking away their little girl, Fannie. The body was laid to rest on Sunday morning. The Rev. Stock preached the funeral.


INFANT HINLEY: (page 1) The infant babe of W.M. and Mrs. Addie Hinley died Monday (February 13, 1911) was laid to rest on Monday afternoon in the Gum Creek Cemetery. Our deepest sympathy is mutually extended to the bereaved parents, whose loss we feel sure is heaven’s gain.



Resolutions of Respect

At a meeting of the Ladies Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church last Monday afternoon, the following resolutions were adopted.

  1. The Ladies Home and Foreign Missionary Society is called upon again to mourn the loss of a beloved and useful member, in the passing away of Mrs. Daniel Gillis.
  2. Mrs. Gillis was preeminently a woman of the Home, where as wife and mother, she was a model for imitation, and she was a most faithful member of the Church: in her place at all meetings, when possible and fully in sympathy with the services at God’s House. And this is true of her, as a member of our society, in the work of which she will always have manifested the liveliest interest.
  3. She will be greatly missed by us. Her loss enlarges the void made in our ranks by the loss of the other 2 noble women, so recently called to go up higher.
  4. We will not forget her attractive and strong personality, her gracious and cheerful Christian bearing, and her consistent piety. We call on ourselves to follow her “conversation”, remembering that our Lord can be the same to us that He was to her.
  5. We enter upon our record, also the deep sympathy which we feel for the bereaved household, and ask of God that her prayers in their behalf may continue to be answered.
  6. It is ordered that this action be communicated to the afflicted household and children.

Mrs. W.m. W. Flournoy, Caroline S. Walden – Committee



R.T. Wester, a brother of City Marshal Wester, was shot and instantly killed by 2 men named Mathis near his home in Jackson County last week under circumstances particularly atrocious.

From the evidence given at the inquest, it seems that Wester was passing the home of the younger Mathis, who was his son-in-law, on his way home from Grand Ridge, when the murderers hailed him from the home of the elder Mathis, and he turned and went back to see what they wanted, and had entered the yard when the younger Mathis shot him from the inside of the house, and the elder came around from behind the house and fired the second shot at him, and then beat him over the head with the gun.

Both of the Mathises were arrested and remanded to jail without bail.


Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – February 9, 1911 – Page 4

Morgas Arrant Monument

ATTENTION: W.O.W. (Woodmen of the World)


The ceremonies of unveiling the monument erected to the memory of our late Sovereign, Morgas Arrant, late a member of this camp, will be held at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery on the first Sunday of March 1911, at 1 o’clock pm. All near camps and visiting Sovereigns are cordially invited to attend and participate in this fraternal rite. The cemetery is located about 10 miles north of Ponce de Leon, and about 4 miles northeast of Sandy Creek Church.


Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – February 9, 1911 – Pages 1 & 4



WILSON/VEIT (page 1)

Mr. Amzie Wilson and Miss Annie Veit were married last night (February 8, 1911) in Louisville, Kentucky. We strongly suspected when Amzie left here that there was something of this kind brewing and are glad to extend congratulations. The bride is a close friend of Mrs. Frank Wilson.



A pretty home wedding was celebrated on Saturday (February 4, 1911) at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Tappan when their daughter, Grace, became the bride of Mr. Valerian Williams, a prosperous farmer of Madison County. Only the immediate relatives of the bride and a niece of the groom were present, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. D.B. Slaughter. The bridal couple left on the train on Sunday morning for their home in Madison.


Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – February 2, 1911 – Page 8



JOHN L. CREARY: Mr. John L. Creary of Pensacola, who has been here for the past year living in the pine woods in the hope that he might get some relief from consumption, died suddenly Thursday night (January 26, 1911) from a hemorrhage . The body was taken to Pensacola on Friday night for burial there.


F.S. WILLIAMS: Mr. Floyd S. Williams Sr. died at his home on 13th St. on Sunday evening from apoplexy after an illness of only a few hours, and was laid to rest on Tuesday morning. The Rev. D.B. Slaughter conducted the services. A wife and 3 daughters, Mrs. J.E. Douglas of Tarpon Springs, Nellie Mae and Julia, and 3 sons, A.G.,F.S., and Ralph are left to mourn his loss.

Mr. Williams has been a resident here for several years and was formerly in the turpentine business at Glendale.


INFANT CAMPBELL: The infant babe of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Campbell of Laurel Hill was taken to the Valley Cemetery for burial.


Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – February 2, 1911 – Page 4


Friends of the young folks, and that includes about everybody in this part of the world, received handsomely engraved invitations this week reading like this: “Mr. and Mrs. John Jett McCaskill will give in marriage their daughter, Gussie, to Mr. William Olin Campbell on the evening of Wednesday the 15th of February at 6 o’clock, Presbyterian Church, DeFuniak Springs, FL. The honor of your presence is requested.”

The bride has grown up from childhood in this section and is known and loved by all, while the groom is the son of the Hon. and Mrs. Daniel Campbell, and holds the responsible position of assistant cashier in the First National Bank. On their return from an extended wedding tour, they will occupy a cozy cottage on the east side of the lake.


Contributed by Michael Strickland