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

OBITUARIES

 

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.

 

MRS. DANIEL GILLIS (page 4)

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 KILLED (page VIII)

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 – January 4, 1912

Married on 24 December at the home of the bride’s brother, Mr. Brown in Washington County – A.J. Ward of Bruce and Miss Jennie Brown, with J.J. Ward officiating. The couple will make their home in Bruce.

Married at the home of the bride on Thursday evening, 28 December: Miss Anna Bell Ray and Murray Elmer by the Rev. R.L. Baker; attendants – Miss Thelma Gillis, John A. Ray, Miss Sallie Ray, and Warren Elmer.

 

Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler

The Breeze – February 16, 1911 – Page 4

At a meeting of the Ladies Missionary Society of the Presbyterian church last Monday afternoon the following resolutions were adopted:–

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.

Mrs. Gillis was preeminently a woman of the Home, where, as wife and mother, she was a model for immitation, 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 always manifested the liveliest interest.

She will be greatly missed by us. Her loss enlarges the void made in our ranks by the loss of the other two noble women, so recently called to go up higher.

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.

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.

It is ordered that this action be communicated to the afflicted husband and children.

Mrs. Wm. W. Flournoy
Caroline S. Walden
Committee.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – June 16, 1910 – Page 1

Among the prettiest of the early June weddings was that of Miss Sadie Rowland Donalson to Mr. Henry v. d. Hart Roelofs, which occurred at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. S. E. Donalson, on Tuesday evening June seventh at Point Donalson, Parker, Florida, on St. Andrews Bay, in the presence of a few relatives and friends.

The large front parlor was beautifully decorated in green white and pink, and oleanders were never more beautifully blended making one glad that oleanders bloom for June brides. The large lower hall and dining room carried the color scheme in a charming way.

The bride wore an exquisite gown of soft white satin fashioned in draped effect with trimmings of spangled net with veil, her only ornament being a string of pearls the gift of the groom’s mother and carried a bouquet of roses and ferns.

She was attended by Miss Grace Spencer of Wewahitchka, Fla., as maid of honor, and Miss Katherine Martin of Parker, and Miss Katherine Gillis of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., as bridesmaids, the color scheme being carried out in their costumes and arm bouquets.

Many beautiful presents were received attesting to the popularity of the young couple.

Delicious refreshments were served after the ceremony, and following the reception amid showers of rice and good wishes the wedded pair left for St. Andrews, and Wednesday morning took the train for Marianna. There Mr. Roelofs is in charge of the survey for the Jarratt Lumber Company’s Railroad.

Their many friends wish them “Bon voyage” thru life.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]