The Breeze – January 25, 1912 – Obituaries

Mrs. Wm. C. Cutts, formerly Ida Hinote, daughter of TJ Hinote, died 18 January 1912, in Crestview. She was born in Milligan and was 26 years old. She was a member of the ME Church. Survived by her husband & 2 week old daughter, father, six sisters, and four brothers. Interment at Dorcas, beside her mother, the Rev. WG Miller officiating.


A lengthy obituary for Miss Jeannette McKinnon, daughter of the Hon. & Mrs. John L. McKinnon, who passed away on Saturday. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Sunday School. Services were held at the church and were conducted by the pastors, Rev. Lynn R Walker & Rev. RQ Baker; interment to follow at the Valley Cemetery. Baptist, Episcopal, Christian & Universalist churches suspended services so congregations may attend.


Contributed by Mary Ellen Wexler

The Breeze – November 9, 1911 – Page 5




The Rev. Mr. Vaughn of Gretna, came over yesterday morning to be present at the installation of Mr. Walker as pastor of the Presbyterian Church.

W. L. Cawton is having toilet rooms and bath built in an addition to the old Florida House, having the building wired for electric lights and otherwise putting the building in first class shape.


Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – May 18, 1911 – Page 4

A telegram Monday afternoon [May 15, 1911] brought the sad news of the death of Mrs. T. H. Cawthon, at Arcadia, where she went some three weeks ago in the hopes that the change would restore her to health.

The body arrived here Tuesday night, and the funeral was held yesterday morning [Wednesday] from the Presbyterian church of which she was a devoted member, the large crowd present and the wealth of floral tributes bearing testimony to the high esteem in which she was held.

Ever since she has been a resident of De Funiak she has given freely of her time and splendid talents in the aid of every plan of work for schools and churches, and her charm of manner made her a general favorite with all. Her death is not a loss alone to the family, but to the whole community.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – February 23, 1911 – Page 2

A Pretty Wedding Last Wednesday Night [February 15, 1911]

DeFuniak weddings are always pretty, and to say that one is prettier than an other, is hard to do and tell the truth, but that of Miss Gussie McCaskill and William Olin Campbell which was solemnized at the Presbyterian church last Wednesday night, was at least one of the prettiest, and handsome decorations, brilliant illuminations, the large crowd of relatives and guests altogether made it an occasion long to be remembered.

An organ prelude by Mrs. Ecker announced the coming of the bridal party, and this was followed by a solo by Miss Lucile Jordan, and the party entered to the strains of Mendelshon’s wedding march, led by the ushers, Walter McLeod, W. Ide Stinson, W. D. C. Campbell and Gillis Douglass, the groomsmen being H. L. Cawthon, Dudley McCaskill and J. L. McKinnon Jr., while the bridesmaids were Misses Annie Campbell, Mary Campbell, Erma Ecker, the maid of honor was Miss Marie Lewis and the best man J. H. Morrison.

The pretty little flower girls were Mary Hope Cawthon and Emma Belle McKinnon while little Angeline McCaskill bore the ring on a dainty satin cushion.

The charming bride attractively gowned in brocaded satin trimmed in lace and pearls, with veil caught with orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of white roses, entered on the arm of her father and was met at the altar where the ceremony was impressively performed by Rev. Lynn R. Walker, the pastor.

The happy pair left on the evening train for a trip to New Orleans and on their return will occupy a cozy cottage on the east side of the lake.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]