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 1946 – Obituaries

April 11, 1946

Fitzhugh Lee Gomillion, 59, passed away at his home in Ponce de Leon Apr 8. He was a lifetime resident of Walton Co. Services were held at Euchee Valley Church on April 9, interment was made in the church’s cemetery.  Survivors include a wife, the former Miss Cardell Rushing, 3 sons, Ralph, Jeraldan & Howard Lee Gomillion, 2 daughters, Mrs Maudine Finger & Mrs Jenette Byrd, 2 sisters, Mrs Ola Hurley & Mrs Nora Peacock.

April 18, 1946

Richard Emory Still, 6mos son of Mr & Mrs Morris Still (Ethel Pate) died at Pensacola hospital, Monday , April 9.  Services were held at the Freeport Baptist Tuesday with interment made at Hatcher cemetery. Survivors include the parents, and a grandmother, Mrs W E Still of Miss.

Mrs Josephine Wachob died at her home Monday April 15, age 68 yrs and native of Florida. Services held at the Otter Creek Church on Tuesday and interment at the church cemetery. Survivors include 3 brothers Joe, Marion & Jim Ammons, 3 sisters, Mrs J L King,  Mrs Anna Helms & Mrs Emma Shirley.

Elton D Peacock passed away at Bay Pines Veterans Hospital on Wednesday Apr 10. Services were held at Bay Pines on Friday. He was veteran of WWI, having served in 167th Infantry, Co. E of the Rainbow Division and was gassed at the battle of Chateau-Thierry.  Survivors include a widow, Bernice Walden Peacock, his father, Simeon P Peacock, sister Mrs Vassie Russo, 4 brothers, Colin, Simon, Clifford & Pat Peacock.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – January 29, 1914 – Article Excerpts

  • Bradley Land (1)
    • Book review/summary of “The North Pole and Bradley Land” by Mr. Edwin Swift Blach
    • “an energetic attempt to rehabilitate the character of Dr. Frederick Cook” and prove he may have been the first to reach the north pole after all
    • Cook’s discovery of a land he calls, “Bradley Land” can by confirmed by future explorers
    • Cook’s claims can’t be disproved, so Blach concludes they must be true
  • Chautauqua: A Great Educational Rally (1)
    • Will be held March 5, 6, and 7, according to the resolution passed at a meeting held by the teachers of West Florida and Superintendents of the counties
    • 300-400 teachers expected Thursday and Friday, and 1000 on Saturday
    • Opportunity for teachers to meet and exchange ideas
    • Hon. Henry Houck will be a speaker, he has been prominently connected to educational matters of the State of Pennsylvania for 30 years and is a friend of Dr. Byron W. King and Mr. Bruce
    • Dr. Byron W. King will also speak, he is very popular at education rallies and has spoken at more than 100 events over the past 40 years
    • Mr. Crane of Mississippi will be conducting work on the development of the child mind, “Child Psychology”
    • Lectures on “Child Labor” and “Progressivism” will be given by Gertrude Valdemar
    • Chautauqua orchestra, soloists and readers will perform
    • Walton county schools will close so teachers can attend, but will be paid for the days off.  Other West Florida counties considering closing as well
    • Special rates available for teachers at hotels and boarding houses, and all West Florida teachers will receive a complimentary ticket
    • For more information contact D. Trotman, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Walton County, FL
    • Program of events printed below
  • Graceful Act (2)
    • Glen Saint Marry Nurseries gave a ½ price discount on Satsuma orange trees to the Thomas Industrial Institute and made Miss. Steptoe Campbell a gift of 42 ornamental trees and shrubs for the institute
    • It was a graceful and much appreciated gesture
  • Cawthon State Bank (2)
    • The January edition of the Southern Banker included a positive description of the new Cawthon State Bank building
    • The banking room is the handsomest in West Florida, and the new building is both bank and office
    • The business began in 1908 as W.L. Cawthon private bank, incorporated in April, 1913, deposits are now $125,000
    • W.L. Cawthon is founder and president, Chas. H. Gordon is vice-president, and Howard L. Cawthon is cashier
    • New building is floored with mosaic tile, has marble baseboard surmounted by wainscoting of dark oak, perfect lighting and ventilation; the vault, safe and other safekeeping equipment are of the latest and most modern designs
  • This New Medicine Saves You Money (2)
    • Local druggists make money off the drug business, but not because they enjoy people suffering.  They want to cure it.
    • They don’t recommend cure-alls, or believe they even exist
    • They understand many people get small wages, so they don’t want them spending more than they have to, and when they’re sick and stop working they don’t get any wages.
    • To prevent missed work and the loss of pay, Rexall Olive Oil Emulsion is recommended.  It is a remedy for feeling word down, and prevents illness from taking hold
    • Rexall is a preventative medicine, it slowly builds up strength and health, is a real nerve food tonic, builds good blood, strong muscle, good digestion
    • Contains hypophosphites, which tone the nerves, and pure olive oil, which nourishes the nerves, blood, and entire system
    • Pleasant to take, no alcohol or habit-forming drugs
    • Satisfaction guaranteed or money back
    • Only available in this area at the DeFuniak Drug Co. for $1.00
  • Church Directory (1)
    • Listing of location, events and times for local churches
    • Methodist Church
      • C.S. Talley, pastor
    • Baptist Church
      • Rev. Sidney J. Catts, pastor
    • Presbyterian church
      • Rev. Lynn R. Walker, D.D., pastor
    • Universalist Church
      • Rev. Thomas Chapman, pastor
    • Episcopal Church
      • Rev. A.C.S. Smith, rector

[Contributed by Emily Petroskey]