ABSTRACTS FROM THE DILLON HERALD, 1909
-- By Jo Church Dickerson
28 January 1909 Issue
Miss Flora Eliza Doares married Mr. John Eugene Thompson
at the residence of Mr. J.A. McKay last Friday evening. Married
by Rev. W.C. Kirkland.
Mr. John Campbell Blackman married Miss Jennie May Hyatt on
Sunday evening, January 24 at the Methodist parsonage. Married
by Rev. Kirkland.
4 February 1909 Issue
Invitations received for marriage of Miss Willie Huggins to Mr. Bethea
at the home of the bride's uncle in Wilmington, NC, to be held Tuesday,
Married, 17 January 1909 at Little Rock, SC, Mr. J.P. Bethea to Miss
Magnolia Norton, by A. Schafer.
Notice of Martha Jackson, deceased, estate; William S. Jackson,
11 February 1909 issue
Dan Hamer alias Frank Smith of Dillon SC was arrested
for murder in Kirbyville, Texas on December 30. He was
charged with murder of a man named Walker in Dillon on
23 June 1908.
Mallory, SC - 6 February - died, Allie Amanda, daughter
of Mr. & Mrs. A.L. Parham, 3 years 5 months old, buried at
Swipes, a member of the notorious safe-blowing gang
known as the McKinley - Nolan Gang... Swipes just finished
a prison term for bank robbery in Latta. He is now facing
Mrs Mary Jane Bethea died at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. M.G. Bethea. Mrs. Bethea was a native of
Shubuta Mississippi. Her husband was Mr. William Bethea.
She was formerly Miss Platt of Dillon County. She and her
husband went to Mississippi when quite young. She was a
step-mother of the late Dr. J.F. Bethea and was 78 years old.
Mr. Bascom Meares and Miss Susie Huggins of Lumberton
wed at Price Court Inn on Monday morning. It was another
case of parental objection and a romantic flight across the
border line to the state where marriage certificates are
unnecessary and divorces are never granted. Marriage
performed by Rev. Dr. Joe Cabell Davis.
Married, on 2nd instant at home of the bride at Marietta, NC,
Miss Belle McQueen and Mr. B. Campbell. Niel Campbell is
father of the groom.
Honor Roll of Little Rock School for the month ending 29 January 1909:
Ruth Hayes, Clarke Smith, Duncan Britt
Marie Smith, Pattie Sherwood, Richard Sherwood
Virgie Britt, Oriana Berry, Mack Weathford, Edwin Iseman,
Jim Britt, Johnny Sherwood, Naomi Hayes, Louise Hayes,
Luther Bridges, Austin Smith
Gladys Smith, Naomi Barrington, Sam Tucker, Rufus Lester,
Johnny Huggins, Lizzie Kearsay
Clarence Britt, Victor Barrington, Wade Bethea, Annie Wallace,
Effie Wallace, Boyd Wallace, Dannie Hamilton, Ethel Hayes,
John Hayes, Mary Lester, Robert Smith, Cain Leach, Robert
Sherwood. Ruth Hubbard, Odell Guinn, Ernest Wallace, John
Wesley Norton, Rufus Woodward, Bertie Hubbard.
W.B. Garrett, Jr - Principal
Miss Ida Mae Taylor - Assistant
Surprise marriage! Mr. John W. Gaddy to Miss Jennie Brunson
at Florence on Saturday Night. She is the daughter of Mr.
Robert Brunson of Dillon.
25 Feb 1909 issue
Mr. E.H. McKenzie died Friday night at his home in Dillon...
He was in reserve force in Civil War... Wed to Dollie Spivey,
had ten children, buried at the family cemetery at Dothan...
He was 65 years old.
Mr. J.E. Sprunt died last Friday at noon. He was one of the
pioneers of Dillon, even before the coming of the railroad...
Born in Kenansville, NC 54 years ago... married Eleanor
Wallace of Kenansville, NC in 1878. She and one son, Mr.
James Sprunt survive. Buried at Mt. Holly Cemetery.
John A. Bullard formerly of Dillon died in hospital at Rocky
Mount on the 17th. Buried at Latta. Age 45 - leaves wife and
Mack Curtis, son of Rev. F.O.S. Curtis wed Miss Ada Harbottle
in Charlottesville, VA on 23rd instant.