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 – October 24, 1946 Obituary

1946 Oct 24


Sgt Charles Moler, Jr was killed in a motor accident on Oct 13 at Fort Bragg, NC.

‘C L’ as he was know having lived here from 1936 to 1941.  He attended Walton High

School.  C L saw action as a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division on the Leyte,

Negros & Pansy Islands of the Southern Philippines during the late war.  He was the

Holder of the Asiatic Pacific theatre ribbon, Philippines Liberation ribbon, with two

Bronze stars, the American Defense ribbon, Good Conduct metal, Infantryman’s

Badge and the Purple Heart.  He returned to the US in the regular Army and reenlisted

abt the time of the accident.  Funeral services for Sgt Moler were held at the Berra

Baptist Church in Jacksonville on Friday Oct 18 1946. He was buried in the U S

National cemetery at St Augustine, Florida.


Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson

The Breeze – March 27, 1925

Alexander Douglass McKinnon was born in Walton Co on May 6 1842, one of 13 children born to his parents, John L & Catharine McKinnon.  Only one brother survives, Daniel L McKinnon of Marianna.  Mr McKinnon was twice happily married, first to Miss Ella D Speight of Washington Co on March 13, 1873, this marriage resulted in 4 children, Dr Clarence McKinnon of Jacksonville, Mr Curtis McKinnon of Atlanta, Mr Joseph A McKinnon and Mrs Annie McKinnon Davis of this place.  On Jan 17 1907 he was married to Laura Hannah of Pensacola who also survives him. He was a Confederate soldier and passed away suddenly on Saturday Feb 19, 1921 in Pensacola where he spent most of his time in the past months.  Services held Monday Feb 21 in DeFuniak with burial in Euchee Valley cemetery.

[Contributed by Rita Bridges]

The Breeze – August 31, 1911 – Page 2

Whereas the Seaboard Air Line Railway and the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company have hereto fore operated, and are now operating, a train leaving Jacksonville at 5 p. m., and arriving at Pensacola at 11:15 a. m., and known on the Seaboard Air Line Railway as train No. 79 and on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad as train No. 4, and a train leaving Pensacola at 5 p. m., and arriving at Jacksonville at 10:50 a. m., and known on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad and on the Seaboard Air Line as train No. 78, . . .

Whereas the schedule time of the said trains between Jacksonville and Pensacola is approximately eighteen hours, . . .

[Note: All of Florida was on the same time back then.]

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – May 25, 1911 – Page 2

Arcadia people were made to feel very sad Monday when it became known that Mrs. Hope Cawthon had passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. D. L. McSwain, about noon.

Mrs. Cawthon had been sick about a year with some nervous trouble, and only about six weeks ago did they realize that she had a typical case of pellagra. Dr. McSwain met Mr. and Mrs. Cawthon in Jacksonville, on their way from their home in De Funiak Springs some three weeks ago, and took Mrs. Cawthon to a specialist, who verified the diagnosis, of three weeks before as pellagra, and then brought her here where he could more successfully treat her, and give constant attention. But even his constant care and attention and the loving ministrations of devoted ones, could not save her for them.

About a week ago Dr. Rogers, of Jacksonville, came and they performed the operation of the transfusion of blood, the husband being the one who willingly furnished the required amount of blood, and for a few days she seemed stronger and better, but on Sunday night it became apparent that she could not live, and quietly passed out Monday near noon.

Mrs. Cawthon had visited her sister here frequently, and was very well known and many were times she had delighted an Arcadia audience with her sweet voice, which will be all the sweeter in the heavenly choir, but so much missed by loved ones on earth. — Arcadia News

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – January 16, 1911 – Page 2


A very pretty, but simple home wedding took place yesterday at high noon [January 15, 1911], when Miss Clara McClure, daughter of Mr. Alford E. McClure, was married to Mr. Theo Everett, both of this city (Jacksonville).

The impressive ceremony was performed by Mr. Ross Lynn, of the Springfield Presbyterian church. The charming bride looked exceedingly attractive in a tailored suit of brown cloth, with hat and gloves to match, and carried a bride’s bouquet of white carnations. Her only jewels was a diamond pia worne by her mother on her wedding day.

After a wedding breakfast the young couple left for an extended trip down the east coast. Mr. and Mrs. Everett, who are both very popular, have a host of friends who will be delighted to know that they will reside in Jacksonville. After February 1, they will be at home to their friends at 327 East Second street, a gift of the bride’s father.

– – from the Jacksonville Metropolis, Jan 10.

THE BREEZE joins the many friends of Theo in best wishes.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]