Jason David Adkinson, a resident of Walton Co for the past 75 yrs died at the home of his son Carl Adkinson, on Monday Feb 4, at the age of 84 yrs. Mr Adkinson was born in Coffee Co, Ala and moved with his family when 10 yrs of age. Services were conducted at Pleasant Ridge church Tuesday, interment followed in the churchyard cemetery. The survivors are 3 sons, E W, M M & Carl.
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.
Rev. JT Mapoles, editor of the Milton Star was here Tuesday, visiting son, WH
M/M Earnest Day visited relatives at St Paul Sat. & Sun.
Social held at home of DC Morrison, Friday night
M/M AW Wilks and little son, from Sandy Creek, were here Sat. & Sun. visiting relatives
Master Fred Hunt left Saturday for Argyle to visit grandmother and to attend school
Misses Maud & Ann Tricky of Blountstown spent a few days here last week with their aunt, Mrs. Harriet Garrett; Tuesday night, Harriett held a social for them
M/M Jim Stewart visited relatives here Sunday
Sanders Douglass & Mr. Leibert of DeFuniak were here Sunday
Mrs. Ellor Hannon, of Westville, visited her sister, Mrs. Mrs. HM Day, Thursday.
M/M HH Stewart and children visited friends in Argyle, Monday
Rev. RQ Baker filled regular appointment at Valley Church Sunday
Rev. Sellars filled his regular appointment here Sunday
Rev. AW Langley, of Baker, will hold services at Pleasant Ridge for several days on the Saturday before the third Sunday of this month
JV Campbell was at Red Bay, Saturday
Mrs. Dukes has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Hannah of Westville last week
Mrs. Ola Dukes visited Mrs. PD McSween, Saturday
Mrs. JE Jeraulds, of Pensacola visits her parents, M/M GW Perish this week
Rev. Each of Destin, preached on the East side, Sunday and will speak 2 Sundays each month
Edith, little baby girl of M/M SL Lancaster Monday night and was laid to rest in Rocky Cemetery, Tuesday night
BH Sutton & BC Davis were on business in DeFuniak, Wednesday
CP & John G Ward visited at JJ Ward’s Sat. & Sun.
LD Wats & Chas Siegler, of Enterprise, were here Sunday
Capt. BO Lewis took his wife last week to Mobile for treatment and we hope she is well soon
JJ Ward improving after a week of illness
Dr. Rabon was looking after Mr. Ward & Mrs Pate while they were sick
Miss Victoria Strickland, of Ebro was here & returned home Friday
Chas. McIver & Jackson Grice were here on business last week
WA Bishop hosted fish fry, Saturday
Mr. Parson & Miss Callie Ward visited in the Dead River settlement
Dave Spare, watchman at Wise Bluff left last week for his home near Pensacola
School in the Dead River settlement will be discontinued for a while due to measles outbreak
RL McLendon & JVCaswell visited here Sunday
M/M Chas. McDonald & M/M Phillip Garrett & son visited in Arcadia, Sunday
Curry Douglass attended church here Sunday night
Geo McLendon spent Saturday night and Sunday with home folks
P Garrett held social Saturday night
Misses Ethel & Gladys Bludworth have returned to their home to the regret of the many friends they have here
Jessie Evans of Rock Hill attended church here Sunday night
John Brown has returned from Southport
Rev RQ Baker conducted services here Sunday night
Mrs. Nanie Wilks, of Ponce de Leon visited Jay Gomillion’s first of the week
Rev Peacock gave a lecture here Thursday night
Misses Mabel, Flossie & Annie Moore, of Moore’s attended services at St. Paul, Sunday
Miss Molie Ward, of Beech Grove, guest of Miss May and WM Smith
Bob Henson, Jerry Day & Geo. Lee, of Douglass Crossroads were here Sunday.
Earnest Burk and Miss Annie Day of Pleasant Ridge attended services at St. Paul, Sunday
Miss Pearl Wilks visited Miss May Gomillion Sunday
MK Rushing & WM Smith were in DeFuniak, Monday on school business
Mr. Hardy, our mail carrier has a new motorcycle to use on his route
Gordon Richard visited JT Green’s last Sunday
DJ Alford, Mrs. Emma Haskell and Misses Mattie Battersby & Minnie Lee Green were fishing at the creek Monday
Little Miss Doris Brownis improving after being ill for the past few days
“HH Hare who came home to visit his wife and boy is quite ill.”
Dobbin Alford left Tuesday for a visit to his home
H. Roberson and his sister, Miss Rossie were at JT Green’s & all went to ice cream supper at Henry Thomas’
Henry Cleary & Miss Mabel Reckford made a business trip to Crestview, Saturday
Scott Green & Miss Margaret Reckford spent Saturday evening berry picking
Miss Josie Williams returned Saturday night from Florala where she wasvisiting friends
Ice cream supper at AE Kent’s Saturday night
Messrs. FF & S Gilbert were on business in Campton last week
We would be very glad to see Mrs. Gilbert and Mrs. Brown back in Garden City once again
Chas. McCaskill, after running the Freeport Hotel for the past year and a half, has purchased the Brown House and will run it as the McCaskill Hotel. He plans to upgrade, “laying particular stress on the cuisine.”
Memorial Day Observed
There was no formal observance, but “the old soldiers decorated all the graves of the Federal soldiers buried in the cemetery and hung wreathes on the cemetery gates in honor of the Confederate dead buried there.”
IV MCJusig was over from Jackson Saturday
N McQuire was here from Freeport the first of the week
Mr. Sutton has moved his family back to Niceville for the summer
John Douglas left Monday to do some carpenter work at the New Home still
Dr. Smith of the Sanitarium, left yesterday on business to Indianna
A rural route has been set up for Alaqua, starting July 1
Messrs. JR & Frank McLane here visiting their mother, Mrs. J N McLane, who has been very ill
M/M Geo Standen leave for their summer home in North Dover, Ohio, but will return in the fall
Daughter born to M/M Gillis Douglass Monday morning
Harold McCaskill & Leslie Cawthon were in Vernon demonstrating the Brush auto. “That is one of the advantages of that machine, any boy can drive it.
WH Kennington, of Red Bay, was here Monday
Jesse Cox was up from Southport last week, recuperating from illness
“There are 24 would-be teachers taking the examination, this week, 23 white and one colored.”
Bloom & Wadsworth do ironing
M/M LS Cleveland leave tomorrow to visit his parents in Birmingham
WP Balkom brought peaches down from Union, Friday.
WF Graves making improvements to his home
WH Swinney, of Dorcas here on business, Monday
M/M JC Walden, Sr. of DeFuniak & daughter, Miss Susie Mai, spent last week visiting Mrs. T. H. Edney. – Florala Democrat
Prof. WE Bellleft Monday for Orlando to visit his parents, and then he and his wife will go to Lancaster, PA for vacation
Mrs. Bruce, Mrs. Reisingeer’s mother accompanied M/M Standen north and Mrs. Reisinger expected to go also, if able to make the journey, in the hopes that the change would do her good
WL Cawthon bought a copy of “old blue back” speller while visiting in Atlanta
“Harry Moore is at home to spend his vacation”
EW Thorp is building addition to his home on the circle
HL Berry came home from Southport, Saturday to spen Sunday with his family
Rev SJ Catts holding protracted meeting at Cottondale this week
New Shipyard at Freeport
AD Stanley was up from Freeport last week telling us he bought the property of CH Rutan and will erect a new Shipyard with ways large enough to handle any of the bay craft normally serviced at Pensacola and the Narrows.
On the morning of July 4th a beautiful home wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Douglass at Pleasant Ridge, the contracting parties being Miss Mary C. Douglass, their eldest daughter, and Mr. John McLendon of De Funiak Springs.
The bride was gowned in dark blue trimmed in cream and coral and carried a bouquet of bride’s roses. The groom wore the conventional black.
The attendants were Misses Sallie Ray and Kate Campbell and Messrs Ed. Laird and Curry Douglass. The house was beautifully decorated with green and white lilies and bride’s roses. Rev. R. Q. Baker in a very beautiful and impressive manner united the happy pair. Only a few relatives and intimate friends were present. After the ceremony the whole bridal party went to a picnic near by and after a pleasant day there Mr. and Mrs. McLendon left for DeFuniak, where they will make their future home.
The best wishes of a host of friends here do follow them.