The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 3

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]

The DeFuniak Herald – April 1925 – Obituaries

April 2, 1925

Judge Daniel Campbell was born near Knox Hill in Walton Co Fla on July 27 1844 and was the youngest son of Angus & Mary Catharine Campbell. He peacefully passed away on March 19th 1925 in 81st year of his age. At age 17 enlisted in Confederate Army. After the War, he went to Marianna, FL where he worked in store of Mrs Merritt and read law under Judge Bush. He was admitted to the bar about 1869 or 1870 when about 25 yrs of age. Soon he returned to Walton Co, where he married Miss Emma Bowers in Feb 1871 and became the father of 8 children, 2 sons Newton & Ralph preceded the father as did his wife who died on Dec 7 1914. Survivors are 3 sons, Judge A G Campbell, G Bowers Campbell and W O Campbell; 3 daughters, Mrs C I McKinnon, Mrs John McKinnon and Miss Emma Campbell all of DeFuniak Springs.  Services on Mar 20th with interment in Euchee Valley cemetery. (2 long articles)

Geneva Camps, Argyle, FL;  News was received here Friday of the death of Ernest Toole, of this place but was sent some time ago to the Government Hospital in Tennessee with the hope that he would be greatly benefited, but gradually became worse.  He was a fine young man and leaves a wife and one child. Another WW Veteran has gone.

April 9, 1925

Hurdis Green passed away at home of his brother W S Green at Agryle, Fl Saturday night. Mr Green was 46 yrs on the 19th of February last. He was born & raised in Walton Co. Services conducted at the Valley church on Sunday and interment was at churchyard cemetery. Survivors are 2 sisters Mrs M M Owens & Mrs W B Hammond; 3 brothers Walker, Angus and Malcolm Green.

Alexander Sessoms of Bonifay Fl died  Thursday last. He was 69 yrs of age and a native of Cumberland county NC, he moved to FL in 1808. Survivors are 4 sons; William A, Kelley P, E M, & David J Sessons; four brothers and one sister.  His wife and one son preceded him to the grave.

James Ealum the 11 yr old son of Mrs & Mrs Monroe Ealum, of Glendale, died yesterday at home of his aunt & uncle, Mr & Mrs J F Howell.

April 16, 1925

J Mallie Martin Jr. – the following dispatch clipped from the Pensacola Dispatch and sent from Johnson City, Tenn and dated Apr 8th.  J Mallie Martin Jr 18, son of Capt. and Mrs J Mallie Martin, died here Tuesday after being struck on the head with a baseball during a high school game. The body will reach Laurel Hill Thursday morning and burial will be made in Almarant cemetery, Thursday. Young Martin was a 3 letter athlete in his junior year. Five hundred students marched with the body to the train.

John Theodore McKinnon passed away at his home Monday, after suffering a stroke the previous week from which he never recovered.  Services were held Tuesday at Euchee Valley cemetery. Mr McKinnon was abt 57 yrs and was born and raised in Walton Co.  In his younger days he married Miss Maggie Gillis who, with one son, preceded him to the grave some 25 yrs ago. Survived by one brother Dr C B McKinnon of this city and a host of minor relatives.

Mrs Mary Neel, who made her home with her only daughter, Mrs T M Garrett, passed away on Monday.  Services were conducted Wednesday and burial took place in Sandy Creek cemetery. Mrs Neel was 83 yrs of age. Shortly after the Civil War she moved to Walton. Her husband, son and daughter preceded her to the grave.

Henry M Wadsworth passed away at home of son, Marvin at Florala, Ala.  He was former resident of this city, later moved to Ga and only recently making his home in Florala. Death came on Monday afternoon. Services were held Tuesday in Florala, the boy was then conveyed to Defuniak with interment in Magnolia.  He was 66 yrs of age and survived by 2 sons; Marvin and J W Wadsworth; one neice Mrs Ponder (nee Willie Mae) and was preceded to the grave by his wife who passed away some 12 yrs ago.

Mrs Mary Taylor and one grandchild were buried in Magnolia cemetery, Wednesday of last week. A few days later, another child of the family was buried and Tuesday morning another daughter died, Mrs C J Simmons, who is survived by a husband and 2 children. Services in Magnolia yesterday.

Two services were conducted at Gum Creek church last Sunday when the body of the infant child of Mr & Mrs Jacob Murphrey was buried, who suddenly passed away the Saturday previous. The many friends of the Murphrey family sympathize with them, this being the third and only child of the family.

April 30, 1925

In Memory of Laura Evelyn Weeks: born Sep 27 1920, died Oct 21 1924 at Green Cove Springs Fl.  Buried at Beulah Church.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 1

Local News

  • Mrs. Cleveland entered the DeFuniak Sanitarium today for treatment for at least two weeks. Despite her appearance and vigorous health, she is a longtime constant sufferer and we hope this course of treatment will restore her to complete health. She will be glad to see any friends who desire to call on her at the Sanitarium.
  • The Broward Literary Society held their regular meeting last Friday afternoon. President Herman Stapleton called the meeting to order, the Secretary, Miss Kate Meigs read the minutes of the last meeting, Miss Myrtice-Straughn announced news items, Misses Kate Meigs and Malena Murray played a piano duet, Lula Mae Fugua delivered a recitation, and the Jolly Boys sang a song before the meeting was adjourned.  They will not meet next Friday due to examinations.
  • Master Alex Gillis of Palmer College spent last Saturday and Sunday with his parents at Knox Hill.
  • Miss Gussie Miller left last Saturday for Florala, Ala., to spend a few days with relatives.
  • Miss Eva Rutherford, of Crestview, spent Saturday and Sunday as the guests of her parents.
  • Mr. Curry Douglas, of Ponce de Leon, stopped on his way to Florala, Ala., last Saturday.
  • Miss Helen McDonald visited relatives and friends at Argyle Saturday.
  • Mr. William Rogers seems to have recovered from a severe attack of acute indigestion which he suffered the first of the week.
  • If the ground hog didn’t see his shadow last Monday, it was his own fault, therefore we may expect the usual forty days of bad weather.
  • Mr. J.H. Laird, of West Bay, was in town last Thursday on business.
  • Mr. A. L. Moore, of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Thursday on business.
  • Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Ray, of Rat Head, were in town last Saturday visiting friends.
  • Mr. S. M. McCan, of Ponce de Leon, was in town last Saturday on business.
  • Mr. Wm. Bishop, of Argyle, was in town last Saturday on business.
  • Mr. W. J. Davis, of Deerland, was in town last Saturday visiting friends.
  • Miss Alma White, of Bonifay, arrived yesterday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.J. White.
  • Mr. A.H. Rothmeyer, of Denison, Texas, arrived yesterday to visit his friends, Mr. F. J. White and family.
  • Mr. W. M. Smith, of Glendale, was in town last Saturday visiting friends.
  • Mrs. George Davis returned from Bonifay last Saturday after spending a few days with her sisters there.
  • Mr. Ross Lathinghouse returned from Freeport last Sunday and has accepted a position at the Racket Store.
  • Mr. C.E. Hewitt, of Antioch, was in town last Sunday visiting his family.
  • Mr. Britt and sister, of New Home, was in town last Monday visiting friends.
  • Mr. W. C. McLean, of Knox Hill, was in town last Monday visiting his sister, Mrs. A. R. Campbell.
  • Marshall Wester was pretty sociable the first of the week, and a good many of the boys responded to his call for three dollars for work on the road.
  • Mr. Ealum, of Glendale, was in town last Friday on business.
  • Misses Eola and Nora Powell, who are stopping at Mr. A.R. Campbell’s to attend High School, visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Powell at Dorcas last Saturday and Sunday.
  • J. Ross Helms will leave Florala next Sunday for DeFuniak Springs, and on Monday he expects to begin coaching the baseball club of the Palmer College. He will be accompanied by Mrs. Helms and a son, Ross Jr., who will live at DeFuniak until baseball season opens and Ross goes back to the Texas League. Florala News Democrat
  • Mr. D.E. Murphy, of Glendale, was in town last Monday on business.
  • Mr. R. S. Parish, of Gaskin, was in town last Monday visiting relatives.
  • Mr. R.B. Tucker, of Paxton, was in town last Monday and made a pleasant call at the Herald office.
  • Dr. S. E. Stephens, of Mossy Head, was in our little city last Saturday.
  • Mr. William Hart, of Dorcas, was in town last Saturday shaking hands with his many friends.
  • Mrs. B.P. Morris and son Roy visited relatives at River Junction last Thursday.
  • County Commissioner C.D. Meigs, of Mossy Head, was in the city Friday on business connected with the hard roads.
  • Rev. Sidney J. Catts has been appointed Chaplain of the First Florida Brigade, United Confederate Veterans, with the rank of major, and a letter from Brigadier General F.E. Day gives a brief outline of the Veteran’s Day exercise at the coming Chautauqua that should make it one of the best ever held during the history of the organization.
  • Miss Susie Mae Walden left last Thursday for Florala, Ala., to visit her sister, Mrs. Edney, a few days, and from there she will join her father, Mr. J.C. Walden Sr. at Antioch.
  • Mrs. M.A. Murphy, of St. Louis, arrived last Wednesday and is living in her cottage in the south part of town.
  • S.K. Miller, of Florala, Ala., was in town last Thursday visiting friends.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The Breeze – August 25, 1910 – Page 1

The case of the state against J. B. Sallas, who was indicted by the last grand jury for murder in the second degree for killing his son-in-law Wesley Mixon near Ealum last spring was the only case of any particular interest before the Criminal Court, and resulted in a verdict of manslaughter, before a jury composed of Ben Spencer, J. A. Early, J. B. Francis, J. R. Chambliss, W. J. Wasden and Sim Brown.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – August 18, 1910 – Page 1

GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER

Was the Verdict in the Sallas Case… The case of the state against J. B. Sallas, who was indicted by the last grand jury for murder in the second degree for killing his son-in-law Wesley Mixon near Ealum last Spring was the only case of any particular interest before the Criminal Court, and resulted in a verdict of manslaughter, before a jury composed of Ben Spencer, J. A. Early, J. B. Francis, J. R. Chambliss, W. J. Wasden and Sim Brown….

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – June 9, 1910 – Page 8

WALTON COUNTY VOTING PRECINCTS

Knox Hill
Eucheeanna
Sandy Creek
Limestone
McDades
Yellow River
Shoal river
Alaqua
Boggy
Portland
Freeport
Mossybend
Bruce
DeFuniak
Crestview
Mossyhead
Ealum
Laurel Hill
Moores
Gaskin

Registered voters for:
Broward – 526
Talisforum – 274

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]