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The Breeze – November 30, 1911 – Page 1

B. M. Archibold left Monday for Laurel Hill and Claroy, where he will work for a while.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The DeFuniak Herald – March 5, 1925

Russell Halford of Laurel Hill died Feb 21st. He was born Dec 28th 1872 and was an invalid from birth. His parents died several years ago and left two sisters and two brothers to care for him. His sisters have devoted their lives to caring for him.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The Breeze – December 21, 1911 – Pages 1, 2, 4, & 5

GENERAL NEWS

 

 

FOXES CALLED SHARPIES (p. 1)
(NICEVILLE) Some Alabama fox hunters are in our vicinity this week. B. P., and J. A. Edge, and others have been out with them and they have captured seven of the sharpies.

THE POPULATION OF WALTON COUNTY (p. 2)
The following is the official report of the population of Walton county by precincts as given by the census of last year.

  • Alaqua – 366
  • Boggy Bayou – 732 (Niceville)
  • Bruce – 376
  • Crestview – 1094
  • DeFuniak Springs – 2816
  • DeFuniak Sp’s town – 2017
  • Ealum – 500
  • Eucheeanna – 654
  • Freeport – 1248
  • Knox Hill – 629
  • Lakewood town – 360
  • Laurel Hill – 1124
  • Laurel Hill town – 316
  • Limestone – 1161
  • McDades Pond – 2178
  • Moore’s – 193
  • Mossy Bend – 287
  • Mossy Head – 761
  • Sandy Creek – 840
  • Shoal River – 500
  • Yellow River – 485

Limestone includes the population of Gaskin, the precincts not being divided until after the arrangements for taking the census were made.

SHORTEST DAY (p. 4)
Today (Dec 21) is the shortest day in the year according to the almanac. Next Tuesday (Dec 26, day after Christmas) will be the shortest day according to the pocketbook.

NEGRO KILLED AT LAUREL HILL (p. 4)
On Monday night, an unknown negro broke into E. A. Campbell’s house at Laurel Hill, and when Mr. Campbell’s son got a gun to drive him out the negro jerked the gun away from him and struck him with it. Mr. Campbell came home about this time and the negro ran away and was followed to a negro house near by where he tried to break in and was shot and died the next morning.
A large number of the negroes of that section saw him after he was shot but none of them knew him or had ever seen him before.
From his actions it is evident that he was either drunk or crazed with cocoaine, most likely the latter.

GRAVES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION MENTIONED (p. 5)
(LOCAL NOTES) The Breeze job office has the minutes of the Graves Baptist Association in hand and they will be rushed to completion.

AUTHORITY TO DISCHARGE FIREWORKS (p. 5)
Permission is hereby given to all parties to discharge fireworks within the corporate limits of the town of De Funiak Springs from six o’clock A. M., until ten o’clock P. J., on Monday, Dec. 25, A. D. 1911, due care being taken to prevent damage or danger to property and to prevent frightening animals.
By authority of ordinance No 69. this Dec. 19, A. D. 1911.
—A. L. Beach, Mayor

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – February 9, 1911 – Page 6

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

The Breeze – February 2, 1911 – Page 8

OBITUARIES

 

JOHN L. CREARY: Mr. John L. Creary of Pensacola, who has been here for the past year living in the pine woods in the hope that he might get some relief from consumption, died suddenly Thursday night (January 26, 1911) from a hemorrhage . The body was taken to Pensacola on Friday night for burial there.

 

F.S. WILLIAMS: Mr. Floyd S. Williams Sr. died at his home on 13th St. on Sunday evening from apoplexy after an illness of only a few hours, and was laid to rest on Tuesday morning. The Rev. D.B. Slaughter conducted the services. A wife and 3 daughters, Mrs. J.E. Douglas of Tarpon Springs, Nellie Mae and Julia, and 3 sons, A.G.,F.S., and Ralph are left to mourn his loss.

Mr. Williams has been a resident here for several years and was formerly in the turpentine business at Glendale.

 

INFANT CAMPBELL: The infant babe of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Campbell of Laurel Hill was taken to the Valley Cemetery for burial.

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – August 17, 1911 – Page 5

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Von Axelson at Laurel Hill a baby girl.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – August 10, 1911 – Page 5

HICKS-WATKINS Wedding

Wright Hicks and Mary Watkins, from over the line in Alabama were married at Laurel Hill last week.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – February 9, 1911 – Page 6

“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]

The Breeze – February 2, 1911 – Page 8

The infant babe of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Campbell, of Laurel Hill, was taken to the Valley cemetery for burial.

[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]

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