The DeFuniak Herald – February 7, 1935 – Obituaries

Funeral services for W T Bludworth, whose death occurred Thursday, Jan 31 were conducted on Friday afternoon at 3:00 from the Methodist church, interment was in Magnolia cemetery. W T Bludworth was born in Dale Co, AL, Aug 21 1861. At age 10 his family moved to Florida, he was member of Methodist Church and graduate of Florida State Normal School.  Thirty nine years ago he was united in marriage with Mrs J W Kennedy nee Miss Lucy Jackson. He was a teacher, steamboat captain on the Choctawhtchee River, he practiced Law for more than forty years before ill health caused his retirement.  He is survived by his widow; sister, Mrs O A Watson of this place, 3 sons, Glen of DeFuniak, Ed of Sanford, and Walter of Columbia NC; 3 step children; John J Kennedy, Mrs D H McSwain and Mrs C H Johnson all of this place.

Funeral services for Malcolm A Morrison whose death occurred on Thursday January 31, were conducted at the Morrison home on the Circle Friday morning at 11:00. The deceased was born 44 yrs ago at Argyle, son of Mr & Mrs Malcolm Morrison, a descendent of one of Florida’s older families. He served in the wireless telegraph department during the World War. On July 12, 1920 he was united in marriage with Miss Mamie Ruth Tatum of Geneva, Al. Died of pneumonia, the deceased was an insurance agent for many years.  He is survived by his widow and 2 daughters, Mary Christian & Marjorie, one sister Mrs D Stuart Gillis all of this place.

Friends here are sorry to learn of the death of Mr D O Rowell, Tuesday night at his home in Cottondale, following an illness of long duration.  Present at time of his death was Mrs J A McDonald, a step daughter and Mr W W Rowell a son, both of this place, who had been with him since the previous Saturday.

Joseph Hassell, son of Mr & Mrs Wavey Wadsworth was operated upon for acute appendicitis at Pensacola hospital, Friday.  He was taken to Pensacola Friday morning and the operation performed that afternoon.  He withstood the operation well and is expected home in a few days.

On Sunday, December 23, 1934 we laid to rest an old patriarch, Uncle Marion Freeman. Last Sunday, January 20, we buried his son, Winfred R Freeman, just four weeks of time elapsing. W R (Win) Freeman was born in Shannon Co, Mo. November 25 1882, he died January 18 1935 at his home in Defuniak.  He was married to Hattie Ward May 19 1910. Two sons born to them, John & Elmer survive as does his wife.  (see Jan 24 1935). Also surviving are his aged mother, Mrs Annie Freeman, and 2 sisters, Mrs Cora Williams and Mrs Claten Culbertson, of Eminence, Mo.  The wife & mother brought the remains to Eminence. (long article)

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The Breeze – May 9, 1912 – General News

Happenings in our Neighboring Villages

Pleasant Hill

  • Miss Daisie L Foreman, of Perate (sic), Ala. is spending a few days with her Uncle, WA Jernigan.
  • Riley Bass, who has been working at JN Booths leaves for his home in Ala., Monday.
  • All day sing at Davis School House, Sunday the 4th
  • WF  and DH Arnett & Giley Mason called at A Jernigans, Sunday
  • WJH Matthews called at WF Arnett’s Sunday evening
  • Hardy Davis called at AD Ward’s Sunday
  • Rev. Riley will preach at Pleasant Hill, Sunday

Bruce

  • Miss Callie Ward teaches here satisfactorily
  • Misses Lillie & Laura Ward are at home for a while
  • Ralph Snowden came from DeFuniak to visit home folks
  • Mrs ER Ward, of Freeport, spends the week with her mother at JJ Ward’s
  • M/M NS Townsend were shopping here Monday
  • John F Silcox has moved here
  • WA Ward was in Washington Co. last week
  • WF Commander was over from Ebro, Monday on business
  • M/M C Ward were here on business, Monday
  • Mr. Joe Ward is still confined to her bed for over a year at home of her sone JJ Ward
  • Dr. Strong was called to see John Bozeman’s wife and baby last week. Mrs. Bozeman is improving, but the baby died Saturday night
  • Henry Rogers continues to show “Hard Sense” in running the school – long article.

Local News

  • AJ Loudermilk came up from Pt. Washington, Monday
  • RE McCaskill was in Pensacola Monday & Tuesday
  • WF Croft was in Crestview on business Sunday night
  • CA Moreland of the Brown Hotel was in Pensacola, Monday
  • “If feed goes much higher the dairymen will have to raise the price or dilute the milk.”
  • Doctor Adams & John Henderson of Glendale were here Monday
  • Henry Jernigan was here Monday on his way to Veteran’s reunion in Macon
  • MC Braswell is back from Florala where he ran a lunch stand during the Chautauqua
  • Unusual number attended the Commissioner’s meeting Monday.
  • Col. Flournoy left last night for Jacksonville meeting of State Executive Committee
  • WK Jennings bought the Saunders cottage just west of Mrs/ Mannings and will move in soon
  • Dr. Frank Cawthon has caught the fishing fever
  • JW Kelly of Portland was here Monday
  • WH Kennington of Red Bay was here Monday
  • NO Straughn of Florala was here first of the week
  • Quarterman McCaskill was here on business Monday
  • EW Richardson has opened a colored grocery store in the east end of town
  • M/M Herman Bludworth of Eucheeanna were in town Monday
  • AF Paderick continues to offer his house for rent or sale
  • JT McKinnon continues to offer pur bred Jersey Duroc pigs for sale
  • Joe Allen of the Breeze has the measles.
  • Major Harley Cawthon & Lt. Stinson are attending school for officers at St Augustine this week
  • Mr Biddle, chairman of the street committee, is having work done on the streets
  • Miss Gladys Storrs had a birthday party with 25 friends, Tuesday afternoon
  • Theo. Tharp now with the Crown Bottling Works at DeFuniak Springs came up Tuesday and spent Wednesday here with friends and relatives – Chipley Verdict
  • Rev. ACS Smythe purchased the WB McLeod farm east of town and will reside there with his sons, who will arrive about the first of the year
  • Dr & Mrs. WG Wade, spending winter with Capt. & Mrs. Lason, returned to their home in Monmouth, Maine thi week
  • County Commissioners: Monday approved firearms bonds for JW Taunton & JH Poole; notary bonds for SK Gillis & JH Warren; referring pension application of JE Owens to the UVC for examination; paid Dan Geohagan $25 for road right of way.
  • M/M MA Warren and daughter Myrtie held a graduation party for the seniors of Walton High School
  • Complete results of first Democratic primary, 30 April 1912 is printed.

Meeting of Ex. Comm.

Voting canvass – lengthy article; people named: SK Miller, WP Balkom, Peck Cawthon, Mr. McCrimmon, JG Churchwell, NO Straughn, JK Spradley, JD Howell, Herman Bludworth, Campbell, Henderson, Jeff Richbourg, Col. Steele, CD Meigs Mapoles

City Council meeting: ordinance regarding pool rooms – fixed age at 18 and laid out rules for operation. Sales of soft drinks, etc. on Sunday was tabled till next meeting. Delinquent taxes sale set for first Monday in July. Police docket addressed

The Schooner Thos. W. Knight, employed by Standard Oil, is at Pt. Tampa for a couple of weeks while Capt. TL Parrish visits home folks.

JH Richbourg thanks for support in vote and reminds public that he will be in second primary and asks for support, then; several others did same.

Teacher’s exams will be held at High School 4 June 1912 – books are listed from which questions will be asked

FT Nolin, one of Darlington’s leading farmers, in town Monday says the rain is hampering planting as well as ruing crops.

[Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler]

The Breeze – October 12, 1911 – Page 1

KENNEDY-BUTLER Wedding
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Butler, south of town, was the scene of a pretty home wedding last Saturday evening, when their daughter, Alice, became the bride of John Kennedy, W. T. Bludworth, M. P., officiating, in the presence of a few very intimate friends and the immediate families of the contracting parties. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy left on the night train for Gonzalez, where the groom has a good position with his uncle in a large mercantile establishment at that place. The best wishes of a host of friends follow the young folks to their new home.

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – June 9, 1910 – Page 3

Notice is hereby given by the administrator of the estate of R. P. Bludworth, deceased, to creditors, distributors and all persons having claims or demands against said estate to present them to the administrator there of within two years from the date of this notice.
June 4th, 1910.
Herman Bludworth, Administrator.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]