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.
Local News Items: Social and Personal Notes of Local Interest
- Rev. D. F. Slaughter of Ozark, Ala., was in the city Monday shaking hands with old friends who are always glad to see his genial face.
- Mrs. Ceal and son, of Birmingham, Ala., who have been here visiting her sister, Mrs. Geo. Davis, left for Jacksonville last Sunday night.
- Mr. D. E. Richardson returned from Jacksonville last Friday where he had been to attend the Re Union.
- Mrs. J. C. Walden Sr. was over from Andalusia, Ala., the first of the week to visit home folks.
- Mrs. Dear left for Miss. last Friday. Mrs. Dear has a host of friends here who hope to see her again soon.
- Mr. Wm. L. Campbell, of Bruce, was in the city the first of the week.
- Mr. Pink Ward, of Red Bay, is in the city this week, much to the joy of his many friends here.
- Mr. Patterson of Atmore, Ala., who has been here visiting his sister, Mrs. Kenneth Bruce, returned to his home last Sunday.
- Mrs. Lancelot Hughes and daughter, who have been here visiting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. G. P. Morris, left for their home in Ponce de Leon last Friday.
- Mrs. Seyfrit who has been here visiting her daughter, Mrs. Geo Davis, left for Bonifay last Tuesday.
- Mr. J. C. Ward, of Union, was in our city last Friday on business.
- Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Davis and daughter of Deerland were in our city last Saturday visiting friends.
- Mr. J. M. Wilson and family attended preaching at Gum Creek last Sunday.
- Rev. and Mrs. Buttrum of Freeport passed through our city last Friday enroute home after a visit to various cities in the county.
- Miss Ruby Cawthon and brother Mr. Lewis visited Gum Creek last Sunday.
- Mr. Amos Lewis of Marianna was in the city the first of the week.
- Mr. Frank attended church at Gum Creek last Sunday.
- Mr. Walker Green of Argyle was in our city last Friday and made a pleasant call at the Herald Office.
- Dr. G. P. Morris returned from Carrabelle last Thursday night after spending a few days with friends.
- Mrs. Obie Adams and daughter visited relatives at Freeport last Sunday.
- Mrs. T. N. Townsend and children who have been here visiting Dr. E. L. Townsend and family left for their home at Carrabelle last Saturday.
- Rev. P. M. Scott of Ponce de Leon was in our city last Saturday.
- Miss Martha Morrison [of] Euchee Valley was in town last Saturday visiting friends and relatives.
- Mr. D. H. King and mother Mrs. M. King attended preaching at Gum Creek last Sunday.
- Mr. J. E. Clark of Mossy Head was in town on business last Saturday.
- Mrs. J. C. Walden Sr. visited her sister Mrs. McLean at Freeport last Friday and Saturday.
- Mr. and Mrs. L. I. Langley of Alaqua were in town last Saturday.
- J. C. Walden Jr. visited relatives at Freeport last Saturday.
- John Fountain of Lakewood was in town last Tuesday.
- Mrs. Lowell, of Pensacola, arrived last Sunday to visit her friend, Mrs. M. A. Cawthon, [for] a few days.
- Mr. Frank McLean of Pensacola arrived last night to visit his niece, Mrs. W. K. Jennings.
- Mrs. Ratclift left last Friday for her home in Gloster, Miss.
- Dr. C. Thompson received the sad news of the death of his sister, Mrs. Rose Albee, at St. Thomas, Ontario, last Thursday morning.
- The W. C. T. U. will meet next Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Robert Buchanan.
- Mr. H. Jernigan, of Portland, is in town visiting his daughter, Mr. Geo. Ward.
- Dr. Mitchell left last night for Panama City on business.
- Mrs. Claude Meigs visited friends at Ponce de Leon last Tuesday.
- Mr. G. W. Parish of Niceville was in town yesterday to visit relatives.
- Miss Anna Parish left last night for Lucedale, Miss., to attend the graduating exercises of her niece, Miss Hazel Jones.
- Mrs. Ellen Ames of Texas arrived last Sunday to visit her friend, Mrs. M. A. Cawthon.
- Mr. D. C. Campbell of Jacksonville was in our city yesterday to visit his father Dr. D. L. Campbell.
- Mr. Bowers Campbell and family have rented Mrs. Sprague Cottage on the Circle and expect to move in as soon as some repairing is done.
- By order of the Chancellor Commander of the Felton Lodge K. of P. [Knights of Pythias] there will be a special meeting Monday night the 18th to confer ranks. All members are earnestly requested to be present at this meeting.
- Dr. S. E. Stephens of Mossy Head was in town on business Tuesday.
- Mr. Dave Adams, of Paxton, was in our city the first of the week on business.
- Mr. J. J. Meigs of Mossy Head visited our city on business Monday.
- Messrs. R. E. L. Jones, D. Jones and John Cortney of Ealum were in town the first of the week.
- Mr. Geo. Keene of Mossy Head was in town last Monday.
- Messrs. Bud Adams and Allen Jones of Ealum were in town the first of the week.
- Mr. Oscar Helms of Mossy Head was in town Tuesday.
- Mr. H. E. Wickersham and family visited relatives at Knox Hill Sunday afternoon.
- Mr. Norman Gillis of Knox Hill was in town the first of the week.
- Mrs. A. D. Douglass and son Curry of Pleasant Ridge were in town Wednesday.
- Mr. Chas. McIver, of Bruce, was in our city the first of the week.
- Messrs. J. N. Boothe and W. D. McCallum of Dorcas were in our city last Tuesday.
- Mrs. Miller and son Arthur of Bonifay visited relatives here Monday.
- D. G. Ray and Alvin Gillis visited friends at Westville last Sunday
- Mr. R. P. Winslett visited Bonifay, Caryville and Westville looking after Telephone business last Saturday.
- Mesdames Chas. and Harvey Turner and son visited relatives at Mossy Head last Thursday.
- Mrs. Jim Brigman of Westville returned to her home Wednesday after spending several days with her sister, Mrs. T. J. Miller.
[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]
Mrs. Frank Buchanan passed away in Florala while on her way here from her home in Geneva. Her pregnancy was the reason for her death. She is buried in the village cemetery with her baby.
Mrs Catherine Bishop, the wife of James M Bishop of Argyle, born to M/M Wm. She was born on 15 December 1846. Married 26 March 1869; mother of 5. [Long obituary.]
[Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler]
STAPLETON-MORRELL (p. 1)
(BRUCE) On Sunday afternoon at six o’clock Mr. J. F. Stapleton of this place and Miss Clara Morrell, of Ebro, were quietly married at the residence of J. J. Ward, Mr. Ward officiating. After the wedding supper was served and the couple left for thehome which the groom had prepared. Ben McKinnie and J. A. Sutton, of Ebro, attended the wedding.
BUCHANAN-BUCK (p. 4)
(ADDITIONAL LOCALS) Among the other items that were crowded out last week was the announcement of the marriage the Sunday previous of Mr. Alfred Buchanan and Miss Mabel Buck at the home of the bride’s parents at Camp Walton, the Rev. Mr. Stock officiating. We dare any one to wish these young friends of ours more joy than we do.
DUNVAR-STRONG (p. 4)
Mr. Dunvar and Miss Strong, of Caryville, came down on the mail train Tuesday night and returned on the accomodation as Mr. and Mrs. Dunbar. They did not know that their mission in town was known, and were very much surprised when they were liberally showered with rice as they boarded the train to return.
Contributed by Michael Strickland
Miss Grace Tappan, the first assistant in the public school, has returned to her home, where so it is said she will be married next Saturday (tomorrow). Miss Mamie Buchanan of DeFuniak takes her place as teacher to finish out this term of school. — Laurel Hill News
Contributed by Michael Strickland
“Miss Grace Tappan, the first assistant in the public school has returned to her home, where so it is said, she will be married next Saturday, (tomorrow). Miss Mamie Buchanan, of DeFuniak, takes her place here as teacher, to finish out this term of school.” – Laurel Hill News
[Contributed by Michael Strickland]