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Polk News 1926
Submitted by: Nancie O'Sullivan
Jan. 16, 1926
MILL SPRING NEWS
MR. WELLS BLACKWELL and family have moved to a farm on Broad River.
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GORDON HYDER has had a light case of smallpox, but is better now.
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MR. GRANVILLE THOMPSON of Mill Spring has almost completed a new bridge and is changing the road on Kelley's Creek.
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MRS. JULIA BRADLEY and children have moved right recently.
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MR. MARION EARLY and MISS VESTA ODEL decided to celebrate X MAS by getting married. We congratulate them, and wish them a long life filled with happiness.
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REV. H.G. LINER , pastor, delivered an interesting sermon Sunday.
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A.A. EDWARDS of Columbus is visiting his son, ALBERTA EDWARDS.
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REV. H.L. POWELL is visiting his father, J.C. POWELL.
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MR. and MRS. W. SPURLIN spent Thursday at the home of W.W. WOMACK.
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MRS. ELVA GRAY was called to her reward Jan. 15th. She was about 73 years old, and had been a member of the Baptist church for 58 years. She was paralyzed for about a week before her death.
MRS. GRAY leaves one brother, J.C. GRIFFIN, one sister, MRS. R.L.D. GILBERT, seven grandchildren and many friends to mourn her loss.
The funeral services were conducted by REV. W.W. WOMACK. He read from the 4th chapter of the Prophecy of Amos and took for his subject" Prepare to Meet Thy God". She was laid to rest in Big Level cemetery. She is gone but not forgotten.
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MR. ROBERT LYNCH and mother of near Rutherfordton are visiting at the home of R.L.D. GILBERT.
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CLARA WOMACK spent Monday night with her aunt, MRS. W.E. ELLIOTT.
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H.H. McCANE of near Mt. View attended the funeral services at Big Level Sunday.
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VALHALLA NOTES
{ Is this place in Polk Co. ? thanks -}
A week or so ago, MR. WILLIAM DOBBINS and family settled in their new home here. Good neighbors are an addition to a community.
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On Saturday, Jan. 13th, a lucky thirteen for Valhalla, DR. W.E. PARSONS and wife and a brother of the former arrived at the new home of the doctor. We welcome the man of God.
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Most of the houses ' to let' in the valley are now occupied. The BLACKS have christened their cozy little cottage ' Riverside View', a most appropriate name.
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' Rose Cottage' will soon be illustrating its name.
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" At home for W.C.T.U. work , day or evening , to earnest inquiries on Prohibition activities", is MRS. MACKAY'S slogan.
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COLUMBUS NEWS- Jan.7
MR. and MRS. FRED W. BLANTON and little daughters spent last weekend with MR. BLANTON'S parents at Mooresboro.
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MR. and MRS. LEWIS spent several of the holidays with MRS. LEWIS'S parents in Inman, S.C.
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MISS MINNIE ARLEDGE spent the Christmas holidays in Charlotte with her cousin, MRS. L.M. HIPP.
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MR. ERNEST McMURRY, who is holding a position with the Dixie Insurance Co. of Greensboro, was the guest of his parents during the holidays.
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MR. and MRS. J.A. FEAGAN and family spent Sunday with relatives in Rutherfordton.
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MISSES BERTIE and GLADYS WALDROP of Rutherfordton were the guests of their aunt, MRS. J.A. FEAGAN, last Tuesday.
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MR. D.W. McCHESNEY had as his guest several days during Christmas his brother, MR. C.H. McCHESNEY of Waterloo, S.C.
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June 3, 1926
ONE ARREST MADE, OFFICERS SEEKING OTHER MEN
Prohibition Officers V.E. GRANT, Chief of the raiding squad in this district , was shot about 11:30 o'clock Tuesday night on the Flat Rock road by members of a party in a Ford touring car which he and W.A. OWENS were attempting to capture, death following within twenty minutes.
One arrest followed, when Prohibition Officer OWENS took PRESS FISHER, owner of the car, into custody and brought him to town.
A search for the other occupants of the car is being prosecuted by the officers, including the sheriff's office and the police force, this morning.
Officer GRANT was shot in the right side of his face, the ball entering just below the right ear and coming out at the back of his head. The car in which GRANT and OWENS were driving was passing the car of Fisher when the fatal shot was fired. OWENS realized that something had gone wrong with GRANT when he failed to control the car and fell over against him. Skidding along, with its wheels on the side of the right of the bank of the road going south, the car GRANT was driving, a Nash roadster, struck two telephone posts and shattered them both at their bases. OWENS ran to the scene of Fisher's car and , as it turned out , he was no more armed than OWENS, but OWENS handcuffed and held pending the securing of a car in which he could be brought to town. All other members having fled to the woods, excepting BOYD FLOYD , a blind boy, who remained.
FISHER on being brought to the city jail, declared that WILLIAM [ BUTTON] BENNISON was the man who shot GRANT. BENNISON lives on the Flat Rock road. Other occupants were BOYD FLOYD, and WILKIE LOCKABY.
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GREEN'S CREEK- June 3, 1926
A large number of our people attended the all-day Memorial service at Sandy Springs Sunday. We enjoyed an excellent program of music, speeches, prayers and short talks by both visitors and home folks. Professor HIGGINS , principal of Boiling Springs High School , made the morning address, while in the afternoon an address was made by Professor W.J. ISBELL, agricultural teacher at Green's Creek.
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The younger set were delightfully entertained by a lawn party at the home of MR. and MRS. FRANK JACKSON Wednesday evening. Outdoor games served to make the occasion most enjoyable.
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MISS CARRIE HORNE is leaving for summer school at Collowhee, N.C.
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MR. CLEVELAND PRINCE and family spent the weekend with his sister, MRS. WILL BARNETT and their family.
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ERNEST HINES of Spindale, spent the weekend at his home here, attending services at Sandy Springs Sunday and calling at the home of his grandfather, MR. C.L. ROGERS, Sunday afternoon.
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MRS. J.R. HARRISON of Spartanburg, with her son, HENRY and two daughters, MISSES RUBY and MARY LENA, spent Sunday with her brother, R.F. HINES and family near New Hope.
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MISSES ANNIE and BUENA GILES have just returned home from a visit to their grandparents, MR. and MRS. WILSON , near Shiloh Church, in Rutherford county.
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MR. WELDON MILLER continues very ill at his home near Green River.
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MR. and MRS. JESSIE MORROW of Rutherfordton, spent Sunday at the home of MRS. MORROW'S parents, MR. and MRS. K.N. HINES.
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MR. and MRS.BRIDGE GREENE and little daughter, MILDRED, went to Spindale Sunday , visiting MR. GREEN'S sister, MRS. BOB GILES and her family.
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OAK HALL HOTEL IS LARGEST IN TRYON
Established 17 years ago, Oak Hall Hotel, operated by EUGENE BROWNLEE is one of the oldest hostelries of the town and is well known for its hospitality among tourists throughout the country.
Each of the 60 rooms is centrally located and within easy reach of all transportation centers, is equipped with a private bath and kept spotlessly clean.
From the summit of the hill which overlooks the entire city an excellent view of the majestic mountains which tower thousands of feet into the air about it, is to be had within the range of the human eye are six of the prettiest peaks of the Blue Ridge.
MR. BROWNLEE is one of the pioneer residents of the city having come to the community more than 26 years ago on account of the condition of his health. For 7 years of this time he was postmaster.
At the expiration of his office he purchased the town hotel, cleaned it up and remodeled it and has built around it a business of which he is proud.
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April 29, 1926
THE RENAISSANCE OF CHIVALRY
MISS GRACE MILES Chosen Queen
When Knighthood was in Flower
On Friday of last week the good folks of Tryon returned to the romantic days of chivalry when there assembled in the beautiful Pacolet Valley a company of gallant young knights with their " fayre ladyes " to engage in a tournament or just for the honor of crowning a fayre lady love as queen of the contest.
One by one, then two by two,
Rode the knights and ladyes fayre: For their valor, charm and grace, Ancient Greece could not compare...the mountains stood out pines added their lofty dignity the hills were crowned with the home castles and the wooded landscape had all the beauty of ancient forests.
As the pageant moved into the arena, there rode by side the royal knight and his ' lady love' and the spectators were carried back to the days of the courtly Raleigh, to Arthur of the Round Table .
The " fayer ladyes" were: MRS. CARTER BROWN, MISS BETTIE DOUBLEDAY, MISS GRACE MILES, MISS ALICE KALES, MISS BETSY LAW, MISS ELIZABETH GRADY, MISS MARY SHARP, MISS MARGUERITE SCHNEILBACHER.
Their costumes were so picturesque and charming, [ MR. HAROLD CRANDALL] must have studied the court dress of both England and France in order to have reproduced them.
The Knights were : MR. CARTER BROWN, JULIEN HESTER, LAWRENCE GOELLET, THEODORE DEBORE, PURDY RICHARDSON, JOHN SKINNER, BROADUS BALLINGER, CUYLER ADAMS, HAROLD CRANDALL was the Herald.
Management of the affair was under CHARLES J. LYNCH...MR. SHILLETTER acted as Score Keeper, MR. LITTLE , MR. DONALD PEATTIE and MR. HOLMES as Time Keepers, and MR. STONE as Stater, MISS JULIA DENISON as Pages beautifully mounted, and carrying purple orange banners...
Before the contest of the Knights began the audience enjoyed the beautiful spectacle of the Maypole Dance by 14 children under the direction of MRS. HERBERT. The girls were :
MARY LINCOLN DENISON, CORNELIA WILLIAMS, MARY BETTIE MASON, MARY MORGAN, FRANCIS ADAMS, SUSAN SPRAGUE, LYDIA HOPE LUMLEY, MARY McFARLAND, CATHERINE JONES, GERALDINE SAYRE, MARY SAYRE, GENE BEATSON, ELIZABETH AVANT, JANE JERVEY.
When the music started and the dance began as and the children wound in and out , the ribbon braided itself around the pole, then stopping they courtseied then changing about and in and out they unwound the ribbon with the same charming grace and beauty...
Next came the thrilling contest of the Knight; the rivalry, the dashing, awoke the spirit of chivalry in every one present. { that is all I have of the article }.
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MILL SPRINGS SCHOOL PERFECT ATTENDANCE FOR YEAR.
1st grade-LIONEL COCKRAN, CATHERINE BYARS, VERNIE SUE PRITCHARD.
2nd grade-LUCILE WALDROP, WALDEN NEWMAN.
3rd grade- ZELDA EDWARDS, LOLA PACK.
4th grade- RUBY LYNCH, ELMER SHAFER.
5th grade- ADALL SHEHAN, EDNA JACKSON.
6th grade- PAULINE WALKER, JOE HORTON, WOODROW McKEE, CHARIS BROWN.
7th grade- EDNA PACK, NANNIE HUNTSINGER, JANNIE JACKSON.
8th grade- MAGGIE McKEE, ENLA JACKSON.
9th grade- LEONA LYNCH, NELLIE WALKER.
10th grade- VIRGINIA BROWN, CLESTELLE MOORE, JANNIE BARBER, FAE GIBBS.
Promotions First Grade;
BILLY BELL, MARGARET BROWN, LIONEL COCKRAN, VERA EDWARDS, MYRTLE, EDWARD and ESTEE LYNCH, BEATRICE MOORE, ALBERT MOORE, CATHERINE WALKER, CLEO COGGINS, WALDEN DAVIS, HUBERT EDWARDS, ARTHUR GARRET, ERWIN GIBBS, HUBERT PRICE, HUBERT RUSSEL, CLARENCE RUSSEL, BESSIE SHEHAN, EDITH THOMPSON, TEMPIE THOMPSON, RUBY WALDROP, HIEGH WALDROP, DOUGLASS WALKER, AMAS PRITCHARD, MYRTLE PRITCHARD.
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DEMPSEY MEETS WIFE
JACK DEMPSEY worlds heavy weight fighter left Hendersonville, Wednesday afternoon for Greenville, S.C., to meet MRS. DEMPSEY who is to spend a while with champion at his training quarters in Hendersonville.
{ just had to mention this :)
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Jan. 7, 1926
Obituary Notice
The sympathy of the community is extended to the family of MR. WILLIAM E. FOSTER of Tryon, who died last Thursday from a week's illness of pneumonia at the city hospital at Morganton, N.C.
MR. FOSTER was a faithful husband and father to his wife and children, who mourn his loss. He was the son of SQUIRE DAVID FOSTER, one of Polk county's pioneers and deacon of the Baptist church in Tryon.
He was at the time of his death just 45 years old, comparatively in the prime of his life. He was a good Christian and a faithful member of the Baptist church.
Funeral services at his home were conducted by DR. T.L. JUSTICE, pastor of the church and burial at Oak Lawn cemetery in Tryon.
He is survived by his wife and three children and several brothers and sisters.
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COLUMBUS NEWS - Jan. 14
Sheriff and MRS. R.F. McFARLAND had as their guests last Saturday MR. McFARLAND'S sister and her husband, REV. and MRS. J.P. MORRIS of Walnut Cove, and niece, KATHRYN HILL of Spindale.
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MR. and MRS. J.L. SMITH and little daughter, RENA of Gaffney, were the guests of MR. and MRS. J.W. NEWMAN and other relatives.
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Another marriage which came as quite a surprise to Columbus friends was that of MR. BOSTIC PAGE to MISS ANNIE BELLE ADAMS, which took place at the home of the groom's sister, MRS. JAMES F. ORMOND, in Columbus, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 3rd. The ceremony was performed by MR. ORMOND.
MRS. PAGE, whose home is near Greenwood, S.C., has been nursing in the Tryon Infirmary for the past year and has made many friends in the county who will be interested to hear of her marriage.
MR. PAGE has a position with the W.S. McDOWELL Grocery Co., and is well known in Columbus where he has always lived.
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MR. CLAUDE R. BLANTON, our wide awake and progressive real estate dealer, spent the past weekend at his home in Mooresboro. Columbus hopes soon to claim MR. BLANTON as one of her permanent residents also.
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MR. HARRISON and BIRCH GIBBS of Mountain home have been called to the bed side of their mother, MRS. MINNIE GIBBS.
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MR. and MRS. PHAROAH LYNCH have moved into their new dwelling house.
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We are glad to report that MR. A.J. DIMSDALE and G.L. TAYLOR who have been very ill with smallpox have recovered.
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COLUMBUS -March 18
MR. DAVIS LAUGHTER and MISS MYRTLE BRADLEY were united into marriage on last Monday, March 8th at Spartanburg. The bride was the prominent daughter of MR. and MRS. J.M. BRADLEY. MR. BRADLEY is one of our best citizens of our section. The groom was a son of MR. and MRS. B. LAUGHTER of Cooper Gap. MR. DAVIS LAUGHTER is among the highest standard of the young men. They are now spending a few days with the brides parents.
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MR. REUBEN WILSON and MISS ARKANSAS JACKSON who were married on Feb. 8th which was intended to be a secret marriage has been found out . The groom is the son of MR. T.N. WILSON . The bride the daughter of MR. J.L. JACKSON who is also a graduate at Stearns High School this year. She will still continue her school while MR. WILSON has taken up a position at Chimney Rock, we wish them much joy and happiness through life.
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SUNNY VIEW - March 18
The birthday of MRS. S.J. HELTON was celebrated at her home on last Sunday, March 14th by the spreading of a nice dinner in remembrance of her 86th birthday, a large crowd being present.
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GREENS CREEK - April 15
MR. and MRS. CRAWFORD GREENE announced the arrival of a little girl at their home.
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CARL BLACKWELL who spent the Easter holidays with his parents near Melvin Hill has returned to Chapel Hill to take up again his studies at the University of N.C.
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MISS ELSIE SHIPPE, the music teacher at Greens Creek recently met with an accident, the car in which she was riding meeting and colliding with another car. We all extend our sympathy, but more especially her pupils, who miss her so much. Since the accident she has been in the hospital at Inman, S.C. Although one arm is broken and the other fractured she is reported as doing well, and expects to return to the school soon.
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MR. ELMER DAVIS, of Spindale, spent the weekend with his parents at Green River and was a caller in this community Sunday afternoon.
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MRS. LE COCHRAN who was called from Tampa, Fla., on account of her mother's illness and death, MRS. MONROE GOSNELL, of Mill Springs and who has been visiting relatives here, has returned home.
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MILL SPRING - April 15
Spring has at last made its appearance and we are enjoying this beautiful spring weather to the fullest. Farmers are working forward to a successful year.
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MRS. W.E. ELLIOTT, MISS MINNIE WOMACK, MRS. T.L. WOMACK and daughter motored to Tryon Friday to attend the County Commencement.
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MR. HUBERT POWELL visited his father, MR. J.C. POWELL last week.
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SALE OF COUNTY PROPERTY FOR TAXES: By virtue of my office as tax collector for the county of Polk , I will sell for cash at the Court House door in the town of Columbus, on May 3rd, 1926, at twelve o'clock, the following property described for Taxes therefore with all cost added as prescribed by law to wit .W.Y. WILKINS, County Tres.
{ it has over a hundred names, acreage, Amt. due . Surely folks ran in and paid the Tax before May 3rd.
example of a few names }

Columbus Township;
W.L. BRISCO - 132 acres - $83.20 amt. due.
T.C. HAMPTON- 8 acres - $4.02
CLARENCE PRINCE- 3 1/2 - $5.03
CLAUD O. SMITH- 112 - $155.04
J.S. WATSON- 80- $49.77

Saluda Township;
J.W. ANDERSON - 468 - #91.35
MRS. JANE EMORY - 5 - .86 cents
R.M. OATES Estate - 50 - $8.64
W.C. WRIGHT - 6 - $2.03
E.B. THOMPSON - 58 - $25.98

Green's Creek Township;
JAS. M. COUCH - 50 - $17.69
R.M. LEWIS - 189 - $75.64
W.M. RIDINGS - 1/2 lot - $2.13
REV. W.A. REID - 12 - $16.97
O.R. STEADMAN - 30 - #27.87

Tryon Township;
KATHERINE ACHTMAN - 1 lot - $105.44
S.M. CASE - 20 - $12.84
W.V. GREEN - 8 - $13.52
W.A. MILLS -145 - $8.36
LEONARD SCRUGGS - 3 1/4 - $18.34

White Oak Township;
CLEM ARLEDGE - 100 - $18.32
J.H. BYERS - 37 - $22.25
THOS BLACKWELL - 26 1/2 - $15.12
W.D. HENDERSON - 19 - $1.57
W.D. WILLIAMS - 90- $15.66

Cooper's Gap Township;
J.T. BAILEY - 98 - $17.86
A.A. EDWARDS - 108 - $64.64
J.M. GREEN - 69 - $19.54
F.P. WOMACK - 66 - $49.05
DELLA HILL - 28 - $7.18
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April 29, 1926

SERVICES HELD FOR GEORGE G. WEAVER
The funeral services of GEORGE G. WEAVER was conducted at McFarland's funeral parlors, Monday and attended by many friends and relatives. The body was laid to rest in the family plot at the Tryon Cemetery attended by Children, relatives and friends. On account of bad weather only a few were present at the interment.
Pallbearers were C.W. MORGAN, JOHN MONROE, ESHOLS FORD, RALPH JACKSON, DEVERNIC SHIELDS, ROBERT McFARLAND.
MR. WEAVER was a life long resident of Polk Co., born near Columbus, Sept. 2, 1852, died April { looks like 11th, not sure } . All of his children were at his bedside when the end came. He was a prosperous farmer and highly respected by all. He is survived by the following children; JOHN R., of St. Louis, Mo., MRS. W.J. FORD, Tryon, MRS. W.W. MATHEWS, Reidsville, N.C., MRS. HARVEY BEAND, Dalton, Ga., FRANK COVE WEAVER, Tryon, MRS. J.CARL SCOTT, of Greenville, S.C., MRS. L.A. McCALL, Fayetteville, N.C., MRS. D. VANCE ROSS of Smyrna, Fla.
A brother LINDSAY WEAVER of Hopewell, Va., a sister MRS. THOMAS PATTON, Pisgah Forest, N.C. His wife and mother of the Children died in 1901.
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April 8, 1926
Columbus News
MR. D.W. McCHESNEY died early Saturday morning in the Biltmore hospital of Asheville, where he had been for the past six weeks undergoing treatment. For more than a year Mr. McChesney had been a sufferer of asthma, together with a weak heart, resulted in his death.
He was a Virginian by birth, having been born 58 years ago in Washington County, Va., came to Columbus about 4 years ago from Landrum, S.C., as a manager of W.M. LAMBRIGHT'S store.
Seldom has a man been more beloved and respected in his community. He was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church, a good , honest, Christian gentleman.
Interment was made in the Presbyterian burial plot. Active pallbearers were; Messrs. T.M. LYNCH, E.W.S. COBB, J.W. JACK, E.B. CLOUD, R.F. McFARLAND, ED W. NEWMAN, all of Columbus.
The deceased is survived by his devoted wife who was MISS KATE GRAY of Washington Co., Va., two daughters, MISS KATHERINE, a member of the Stearnes high school faculty at Columbus and MISS DOROTHY a member of the Green's Creek high school faculty; two brothers, REV. P.S. McCHESNEY of Woodruff, S.C. and MRS. C.H. McCHESNEY of Waterloo, S.C. , all of whom were here for the funeral.
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Mr. and MRS. ROY E. COLLINS and little son, ROY JR., of Greer, S.C., spent Easter Sunday with MR. and MRS. P.S. LEWIS.
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MR. LE VON DEDMOND has returned to his home at Newberry, S.C., after spending several days with his parents, DR. and MRS. D.W. DEDMOND.
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MISSES GLADYS WALKER and BLANCHE FEAGAN were Spartanburg shoppers last Friday.
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MR. and MRS. JAMES F. ORMOND and children spent several days last week with MR. ORMOND'S parents at Kings Mountain.
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SEPT and MRS. E.W.S. COBB, MISSES RUTH, ELOISE and EMMA KATHERINE COBB spent Saturday in Greenwood, S.C.
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MR. JIM EDWARDS formerly of Polk county but for a number of years a resident of S.C., is spending a while with his daughter, MRS. W.P. CARGIL.
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MR. and MRS. CLINT BLACKWELL and family of Spartanburg, were the guests of E.C. HINES and family Easter Sunday.
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MR. and MRS. WILBUR FEAGAN of Spartanburg were here Sunday.

 

 

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