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Polk News 1906
Submitted by: Nancie O'Sullivan
March 20, 1906
On the 13th of March 1856 at Flat Rock, Henderson County, MR. W.H. RUCKER and MISS EVELYN J. TABOR, daughter of MR. ALLEN and MISS NANCY TABOR, were united in matrimony by Rev. JAMES BLYTHE in the presence of a large crowd of friends and relatives; there are only one or two persons living that were there THEN.
MR. and MRS. RUCKER raised nine children all of whom are living except one. MR. and MRS. RUCKER celebrated their fiftieth anniversary Tuesday , March 13th, 1906.
Out of nine children six were present. They have 35 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Twenty four grandchildren and two great grandchildren were present at the celebration.
Those present were MR. J.P. ARLEDGE and family, of Columbus, J.A. RUCKER and family of Mill Springs, W.A. RUCKER and family of Green Hill, H.P. RUCKER and family of Rutherfordton, A.P. RUCKER, Charlotte, T.M. RUCKER, GreenHill, besides a large crowd of relatives and friends. They had a large table out in the yard with all the good things that could be thought of to eat. The table was beautifully decorated with flowers and pretty white cakes. The presents were costly and numerous.
MISS MAMIE GOFORTH of Union Mills, has been to the Golden wedding of both of her grand parents, MMR. C.C. GOFORTH and W.H. RUCKER. This is something not many young ladies can say. We hope MR. and MRS. RUCKER will live to enjoy many other anniversaries- Rutherfordton Sun.
March 8, 1906
After a slow and lingering illness, MISS MAUD GOODMAN died at the home of her brother-in-law, MR. SILAS F. FOWLER of Lynn, on Sunday, March 4th, 1906. She was in her 17th year and was very lovely and well beloved young lady. Her death was not unexpected as she had been in declining health, due to tuberculosis for more than a year.
The funeral was conducted from the home of MR. S.F. FOWLER on Monday . A long line of sorrowing friends, both young and old, formed the procession which followed the Tryon hearse as it conveyed the remains to the cemetery, where they were laid to rest beside those of a devoted mother and loving sister.
MR. A.L. HILL, undertaker of Tryon, had charge and the religious exercises were conducted by the writer. Selections of scripture were read from the 14th chapter of St. John and 1st chapter of Phil. subject: ' A desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better"-Phil.1:23.
Feb. 8, 1906
MR. AVERY ELLIOTT of this place, went over to Mill Spring last fourth Sunday and he and MISS 'BOBBIE' ARLEDGE, experienced the happiest day they had ever spent, why ? They were happily married at the home of the bride's parents, MR. and MRS. GRAYSON ARLEDGE. We wish them success and happiness in this life and a joyous reception when their mission on earth has desisted.
REV. W.W. WOMACK, killed two hogs last week, one weighed 437 lbs. the other 380 . Pretty good. MRS. MARGRET WOMACK, killed one about the same time, they say would have weighed at least 400 . Several real large hogs have been killed on this side of the river this winter. J.T. EDWARDS and J.C. POWELL killed some that were over 400 .
JAMES GRIFFIN of this community is quite feeble. His family and friends wish him a speedy recovery.
Sometime between midnight and nine o'clock Thursday morning Feb. 8th, MRS. ELIZA MILLS, quietly fell, " asleep in Jesus". She had not been well for several days.
THOMAS WOMACK , mashed his foot right badly last week.
MR. SMITH'S , baby daughter, ALICE hurt her hand badly recently. She fell in the fire.
Rutherfordton, Jan. 27- MR. CLARENCE D. WILKIE, a well-known young newspaper man and local editor of the Rutherfordton Sun, of which he was the founder, committed suicide at his home here last night, by shooting himself through the right temple with a 32 calibre pistol.....
He was the son of MR. J.L. WILKIE of Lincolnton, a brother of MR. BURGIN A. WILKIE of St. Louis, Mo., MRS. MAMIE SHELL and MRS. T.P. McDILL of Greensboro and MISS JENNIE WILKIE of Charlotte. He is also survived by a young wife and two small children, who have the sympathy of the entire community. Brooding over financial troubles is thought to have been the cause of his rash act. He was 29 years of age.
Thursday, December 20, 1906.
Magistrate N.T. MILLS knows how to make people happy and he doesn't tale long to do so either. Lat Thursday night at Columbus in the presence of about twenty relatives and friends of contracting parties he united in matrimony, R.T. FOWLER and MRS. NANNIE CARTER of Lynn. MR. FOWLER was a widower and MRS. CARTER a widow. MR. FOWLER'S daughter was married the night previous. He was determined not to be outdone in the matter so he hunted up a better half and said, Let's get married, everybody else is .
MILL SPRING, Dec. 19- WELDON COLLINS was shot and instantly killed by NESBIT WALKER last night about 3 o'clock at the Dimsdale place a few miles from here. Particulars are hard to get. It is said the dead man was shot in the face, the ball taking effect just below the eyes.
It seems from what can be learned that several young men had gathered for a 'good time' which ended in a row. The men had always been the best of friends and both are married and have families.
WELDON COLLINS is a son of C.C. COLLINS and was about 26 years of age. NESBIT WALKER is the son of J.C. WALKER, the postmaster at this place.
It is claimed that WALKER shot in self-defense after repeated attacks by COLLINS.
JAMES GREEN and wife have moved to our town.
MISSES DAISY RUCKER, MINNIE JACKSON, LIZZIE LEE and NELLIE ROSS, accompanied by CLARENCE ELLIOTT, RALPH McFARLAND and JOHN ARLEDGE, were pleasant callers at MRS. E.L. HAGUE'S recently. Come Again Boys ! Always Welcome.
MRS. E.L. HAGUE is visiting her daughter, MRS. J.G. EDWARDS.
J.H. GIBBS and family have moved from Turners and located with his father-in-law, ELBERT WILSON, near here.
LOSON WALKER met with a painful accident recently. He fell from a corn crib and broke his collar bone. We wish him a speedy recovery.
MISS NANNIE WALKER and ELAM MATTHEWS of Rutherford County were married recently. May their life be one of indescribable joy and happiness.
MRS. J.T. WALDROP is quite sick. DR. TWITTY of Rutherfordton is in attendance. We wish her a speedy recovery.
The Honor Roll of the Columbus School for the month ending Dec. 7th, 1906.
MISS CORA BELUE , Principal.
Dec. 27, 1906
W.L. CANNON and family, MRS. MURPHY and MRS. G.G. WEAVER of Spartanburg; MISS EUNICE GREEN, PERRY and MAX GREEN of Greenville; are spending the holidays with F.L. WEAVER.
B.F. HAMPTON and family of Nacogdoches, Texas, arrived Monday to spend the holidays with relatives in Columbus.
Thursday, October 4, 1906.
Melvin Hill, Oct. 2- CAS. SANDERS and his mother, from Arkwright, S.C., have moved to this place.
WILLIE PRINCE is on the sick list.
GROVER JACKSON and MR. EPSON from Campobello were visiting here Saturday and Sunday.
THOMAS COVINGTON has been very ill, but is now convalescent.
MRS. W.E. COLE and daughter DELLA, visited the former's mother Saturday.
WILLIAM COVINGTON died last Friday. He had been sick about 2 weeks. It is gratifying to his friends and relatives to know that he died in the full triumph of a Christian faith. He leaves a wife and one little son to mourn their loss.
Lynn, Oct. 3- JESSE RHODES and MISS CLYDE SHERRILL, two of Lynn's most popular young people were united in matrimony Sunday at noon at the residence of the groom's brother, W.C. RHODES, by the REV. T.C. CROKER of Columbus. The wedding was a very quiet affair, only the relatives and a few close friends being present. MR. RHODES is a Polk Co. boy and has been a resident of Lynn for some years and is now connected with the Arnold and Cannon Co. MISS SHERRILL is from Whittier, N.C. and has been a resident of Lynn for 3 years.
Poplar Grove, Oct. 2 - J.H. GIBBS has sold his farm near Big Level church for $1,100.
GEO. SMITH has recently purchased a fine mule and is now ready for lumber hauling.
MR. H.M. WHITESIDE has a fine crop of pea vines if he can only get it saved from the rains.
REV. A.T. JONES of Campobello and MRS. SALLIE A. JACKSON of Walker, N.C. , were united in matrimony Sept. 25th at the residence of C.C. JACKSON at Walker. MR. JONES has a host of friends in this community and our best wishes go with them.
The baptizing at Big Level was rained out and will be attempted the 4th Sunday in October at 10 am.
REV. R.T. WAGNER and family of Baltimore, arrived recently. MR. WAGNER is the new pastor at the Baptist church and will preach every Sunday.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 1906.
Mill Spring, Dec.12 - MISS LILLIE THOMPSON of this place and LIPHUS COLLINS of the Pearidge section were married recently. We wish them a long and happy life.
MRS. RUFUS EDWARDS died on Tuesday morning from pneumonia after a short illness.
Our pastor, REV. J.D. GIBSON and family are home again having attended annual conference. Polk County appreciates having them stay another year.
DR. and MRS. W.C. BOSTIC and children of Forest City visited J.P. ARLEDGE and family for a few days.
GASTON SPURLING of Cleveland county was here for a few days recently looking at some Polk county farm lands under the guidance of J.F. WILLIAMS, our real estate and insurance agent.
Poplar Grove, Dec. 12 -JERRY JACKSON is the fond grand-parent of a baby girl. The little lady's parents, V. HYDER and wife are very proud of her.
MISS MINNIE WOMACK contemplates visiting her sister, MRS. R. HARDIN of Forest City soon.
Coroner GEORGE SMITH made a business trip to Columbus first Monday.



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