The DeFuniak Herald – October 4, 1923

Santa Rosa News

Mr. Herman Weston moved his family into town last Friday so it would be handier or the children to attend school. He also moved his sawmill last week out on the Jack Martin place near the Gulf where he expects to put in a busy season.

Mr. Ward S. Paham and Mr. Moore motored here from Crosby, Ala., last Tuesday bringing the sad news that a sister of Vernie Shivers had died the day before and took Mr. Shivers back with them.

Miss Ruby Mathews of DeFuniak Springs spent a few days in town on business

F. S. Stallworth the West Florida Grocerie man transacted business in town last Friday.

We were pleased to see the smiling face of W. F. Hall of Freeport in town last Friday.

Jack Stringer went to DeFuniak last Monday where he will resume his studies in the T. I. I.

Rev. John Garnett of Camp Walton was in town most of last week to assist with and oversee the painting of the M. E. Church and also to conduct services Saturday evening and Sunday.

Mr. Fred Crookshank has just about completed the painting of his residence on Wilson Ave., and it certainly looks fine.

Have you seen the latest style for mules? We have a pair of mules in our town that is wearing pantaloons. Now we are not making fun of the mules. We rather think it is a very bright idea and one that it would be well for others to imitate.

Somebody, [presumably] some [n—–s,] got away with some of Mrs. Green’s chickens last night. Its a pity if people must steal that they can’t pick out somebody besides a widow lady to steal from. But woe! unto them if they are caught at it.

“Dad” Butler and D. W. Shunk drove over to Grayton Beach last Sunday on a tour of inspection.

Mrs. Bessie Noyes our former Postmistress arrived here from Mobile, Ala., last Sunday evening on the “Sarona.” Mrs. Noyes has many friends here who are glad to see her again.

The Civic League held a meeting at the home of Mrs. E. T. Ziel last Friday. Among other business transacted it was decided to give a fox social at the school house on Friday evening Oct. 19th, the proceeds to be used for the school. It was also decided to have a “Bazaar” sometime in December the date to be set later.

We have two Women’s Clubs here and we are all working together for one purpose. That’s to raise money for two more months of school. We have six months but we feel that eight months would be better. We did not have any trouble in raising the money last year and we feel confident that it can be done again. Now we are not writing this for the sake of handing ourselves a bouquet. But it might help others. As we happen to know that there are other communities where they don’t have as much as six months school. Don’t just fold your hands and say, “It’s a shame our children can’t have more school, but we just can’t help it.” Just put your heads together and raise the money as it is surprising how quickly a sum of money can be raised if everybody will work together.

The Breeze – September 28, 1911 – Pages 1, 2, & 6




(NICEVILLE) There will be an unveiling of Souvereign Knapp’s monument by the W. O. W. at Destin, FL on Sunday, Oct 8, at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Hogtown is a thing of the past, but watch Santa Rosa grow.

We are now receiving patients at the DeFuniak Springs Sanitarium and all the doctors of our city and surrounding country are invited to bring and treat their patients here. We can assure them that their patients will receive the best care and attention possible, as we have engaged the services of a trained nurse from Mobile, who is a graduate and knows her business in the sick room. We will also secure the services of a surgeon who will know his business at the operating table. We intend to fit up several rooms in the lower story of our splendid building, all of which will be heated by steam. The furniture of the operating room will soon be here and the public is invited to inspect our prices and facilities for caring for the sick. Our automobile for quick transit will enable us to answer all calls in the city or country promptly. With all these advantages and facilities we can treat your sick cheaper and give them better care than you can at home. Look at our advertisement in a few weeks. Call and see us.
Dr. G. P. MORIS, Prop.

On Saturday night, the store of C. H. Griffith at Crestview was burglarized and an attempt was made to break into the post office, but the postmaster, who was sleeping there, heard the noise and turned loose a bullet in the direction of the intruder and he left hurriedly and the impression is that the thief carried a pellet of led away with him, but this is not certain.

Charlie Richbourg had a piece of luck on Monday, such as he would not care to have repeated every day in the week. He was called to deliver a splendid mahogany piece of furniture for Neigs Bros., and after it was loaded and the trip began the team ran away, making splinters of wood and glass of what had been one of the handsomest suites of furniture ever sold in the town.


Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – April 27, 1911 – Page 1

The first wedding to occur in Santa Rosa was solemnized Sunday morning [April 22, 1911] when Rev. Stokes made Miss Oakley and Mr. I. Oldes, man and wife in the presence of their immediate relatives. They left on the Capt. Fritz for Pensacola to spend their honeymoon. All join in wishing them a long and happy married life.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]