The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 2


  • Pretty weather and good health prevails.
  • Revs. Brunk and Griffith preached at Deerland schoolhouse Sunday.
  • J. E. Ward attended Justice court at Mossy Head Saturday.
  • Misses Kate and Minnie Ward visited at Mossy Head Saturday.
  • W. J. Davis was on business at DeFuniak Saturday.
  • John Wright and family was here the last of the week visiting Mr. Wright’s parents.
  • J. E. McConnell was in Pensacola Saturday on business.
  • E. C. Hart and family visited on the south side Saturday and Sunday.
  • Will and Alex McCallum attended church here Sunday.
  • W. G. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Hart, Mrs. P. M. Griffith were among the visitors at the Bolton house Sunday.
  • Commissioner Steel was in our parts Monday.
  • J. W. McSwain passed through Tuesday morning going to DeFuniak.
  • W. A. Jernigan and wife visited down Crestview way Monday.
  • Mrs. M. D. Miller of Bonifay was in town last Sunday visiting her sister, Mrs. W. F. Meigs.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The DeFuniak Herald – March 11, 1943

1943 March 25 – D. Harley McSwain Sr passed away Tuesday at Providence Infirmary in Mobile, Ala. A native of Walton he was commissary manager for the Jackson Lumber for 8 yrs. Services conducted from home of his sister Mr G D Newton, Florala, Ala, with interment at Magnolia. Survivors; wife Mrs Minnie Kennedy McSwain, son Corp. D H McSwain Jr, Keesler Field, parents Mr & Mrs W T McSwain, Florala; 2 sisters, Mrs C H McFall and Mrs Newton both of  Florala.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

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]