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The Breeze – October 27, 1910 – Page 8

R. H. Jackson received a telegram Tuesday morning [November 1, 1910] stating the death of his brother J. L. Jackson of Vernon, Florida. The body of the deceased will be brought here today. The funeral will be held at Mossybend as well as the interment. Mr. Jackson was a turpentine operator and was well known in this section and his death will be felt here as well as his home town. He was being operated on at the time of his death but for the lack of time we were unable to get very many particulars.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – October 27, 1910 – Page 6

One of the most beautiful weddings taking place in DeFuniak in quite a long space of time was that which occurred Wednesday evening of last week [October 26, 1911] at the Methodist church, when Mr. James Monroe Northcutt and Miss Julia Shafer Richardson were united in marriage. The church being handsomely decorated for the occasion.

At the sounds of the sweet soft wedding march which was played by Miss Edna Meigs and Rosby Brown the bride entered leaning on the arm of her father and who was met by the groom at the alter where the words were pronounced that made the happy couple man and wife.

The wedding procession went immediately from the church to the home of the bride where they remained only a short time before leaving on the evening train on a short trip through different points of interest in Alabama before stopping at Tuscaloosa where they will make their future home.

The bride is well known through this section and she will be greatly missed among the many social gatherings in which she had a large number of friends and admirers whose wishes for her of a long and happy life were numerous while the groom is a business man of good standing in his home town to which place he has carried one of our most loved young ladies.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – October 27, 1910 – Page 4

Dear Breeze:

Will you kindly allow space to chronicle the sad death of one of Walton County’s best citizens.

James P. Laird was born and reared in this county, was 60 years old and was one of Walton’s best farmers and stock raisers. Mr. Laird was known far and wide, and all who knew him loved him. He was a good neighbor, a kind husband and father; his wife having preceeded him to the grave several years. He leaves three sons to mourn his death, namely, Wm. A., John H. and James M.

Mr. Laird had been in bad health for some time and on last Monday his sons were summoned by wire to his bed side and remained with him until he was laid to rest at Eberneezer Church Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Laird had never made any religious professions, but on last Thursday before he died he called his children to his bed side and told them to never swear and when they looked on his grave that they could truthfully say there lies a man that never swore an oath in his life, he also told them not to grieve after him as he had craved and desired a peace of mind or a hope in Christ and that he had found it that day and it was all well with him and he was going to rest.

“Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep,
From which none ever wake to weep.”

Peace to his ashes.
A Friend

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – October 20, 1910 – Page 5

Born: To Mr. and Mrs Buddie Cawthon a fine 10 pound girl, last Saturday.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – October 20, 1910 – Page 2

Married at the home of the Bride, Sunday afternoon [October16, 1910], J. E. Davis of Crestview to Miss Lila Early of this place. This happy couple has the best wishes of their many friends.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – October 13, 1910 – Page 5

Born, Tuesday [October 11, 1910] to Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Andrews a son.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – October 13, 1910 – Page 5

Clarence Strickland, who has been in the employment of a large hotel at Exposition Park, Pa., returned here the first of last week. He says that it is getting cold up in that country and makes a fellow think of good old Florida.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – October 13, 1910 – Page 4

Last Monday night the body of Mr. F. M. Hoyt, one of the best and well thought of citizens of DeFuniak was brought here for interment, the funeral taking place Tuesday evening at 3:30 and the body being laid to rest in the City cemetery.

Mr. Hoyt left here some time ago for Thayer, Mo., for treatment and at which place he died. Some years ago he was badly bruised in a mill wreck and had never fully recovered and which in his older day told on him. Mr. Hoyt bore the reputation at one time as being the strongest man in town and who followed the pursuit of a carpenter. His death will be a loss to our community and his many friends who read this account of it will be greatly grieved.

Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt came here about thirty years ago from Michigan and since that time have been among DeFuniak’s most highly respected citizens. He was 59 years old at the time of his death and leaves a wife to mourn his loss but was childless. those who were called here to attend the funeral were Misses Mary Newcomb and Hanna Robinson both of whom were his wife’s sisters.

A large crowd of friends attended the funeral and followed the body to its last resting place to pay their last honor to the one they all loved.

THE BREEZE takes this means of expressing its sympathy in this hour of darkness to the bereaved ones.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – October 6, 1910 – Page 5

Through the efforts of Supervisor Warren the long needed toilet arrangements will be installed at the depot and connections made with the city sewerage system. It will not be put in a day too soon.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – October 6, 1910 – Page 5

A divorce and a wedding three hours after took place the other day which surely going some.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

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