Newspaper Stories and Obituaries 


The Southern Star

Ozark, Dale County, Ala.

Wednesday, December 23, 1885

Page Three

Married

Carmichael Beard

On last night Hon. J.M. Carmichael of Ozark, took unto himself for a wife, Miss Emma Beard, one of Coffee’s fairest flowers. To say they just suit, is but a mild expression on our part to convey our idea of their happy union.

The groom is a leading citizen of the State, whose reputation as a lawyer and gentleman is not limited to the confines of our common wealth. He has held various prominent offices in our State; and no doubt be our next Circuit Judge. His political life has been a continuous success, showing the hold he has on the hearts of his countrymen. His life as a private citizen shines with no less luster.

Miss Emma, his bride, is one of the most charming ladies we ever knew. Her personal attractions have captured one of the most prominent men of the State, and led him captive to her will. In her Mr. Carmichael will find a wife whose heart pulsates with noble feeling and whose affections he might well be proud. Her many good deeds and her kind actions have won her numbers of friends who with great regret give her the parting hand to go with the one whom she has given her heart. Miss Emma has gone, who will we find to fill her place? No one. A vacuum has been created that can be filled by no one. In this marriage we must say Coffee and Dale are more closely united. We feel proud to thus strengthen our relationship with the grand old county of Dale.

Several intimate friends witnessed their marriage. As fine supper as we ever saw, and indeed the occasion was a very enjoyable one. The couple left this morning for Ozark followed by many good wishes. They were accompanied by S.N. Rowe, with Miss Ella Law, and H.L. Martin, with Miss Maud Roberts.

A delightful time awaits the happy crowd at Ozark.

We wish the couple ever pleasure in life and that an unusual happy future awaits their steps in life. Coffee County News


The following obituary was in The Florala News, Florala Alabama:

CLARA PEOPLES
Clara Peoples, age 80, a resident of Lakewood, FL, passed away in a Crestview, FL health care facility, Saturday, October 16, 1999. She was a native of Geneva County, AL, the daughter of the late George and Alice Paul Roddenberry. She was a homemaker and a former resident of Pensacola, FL. A daughter, Carol, predeceased her in death in 1993.
Survivors are husband, Charles Peoples of Lakewood, FL; son and daughter-in-law: Douglas R. and Jolynn Peoples of Milton, FL; five grandchildren: Kimberly, Travis, Jenna, Madison and Heidi Peoples; nephews, Harold Roddenberry and Jerry Roddenberry.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 18, 1999 at 2 PM from Evans Funeral Home Chapel in Florala with William Aplin officiating. Interment followed in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, Florala.

 


The Newton Messenger, Oct. 15, 1887

At a reunion of companies "E" and "H" of the 15th Ala. Regiment, held at
Ozark on the 8th day of Oct. 1887, the following members were present.
James R. Edwards, Co. E
Crawford G. Dillard, Co. E
William C. Mizell, Co. E
Thomas Pate, Co. E
John L. Mullins, Co. E
William R. Painter, Co. E
Silas B. Peters, Co. E
Joseph G. Jones, Co. E
Joseph W. Cotton, Co. E
Jesse M. Charmichael, Co. E
A.L. Milligan, Co. H
James H. Murfee, Co. H.
John C. McEntyre, Co. H

The old boys were the same live and spirited souls they always were.  True,
the finger of time has caused the wrinkle to appear upon their once youthful
cheeks, and the frost of age has been busy with the locks of some, yet there
appears in the eyes of all, the soul and spirit of the men, who braved death
and danger, in the valley around Richmond, at Manassas, Sharpsburg,
Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Fredericksburg, the Wilderness, and in more than
thirty other battles.  The meeting though but thinly attended, was an
exceedingly pleasant one, and the conversations were of a character to
revive pleasant recollections, and to reunite us all in the sincerest
friendship.
There was a general expression of regret that so few of the boys were
present, and a hope at some future time we may all have the pleasure of
meeting in reunion, when the program shall be more elaborate, and better
calculated to promote the pleasure of all.
A pleasant feature of the occasion, was an elegant repast, prepared by Mrs.
W. R. Painter of the Transient House, which all present enjoyed, as old
veterans alone know how to enjoy a good dinner.
Mr. Jonas T. Bell, whose boys fell while members of the Co. "E" though an
aged gentleman, rode twenty three miles from Geneva county, to meet the
comrades of his fallen sons.
T.B. Cannon Co. "G" and T.H. Woodall Co. "K" were also present.
Lets have another reunion about next July when we can all be present.

The Independent American, Sept. 19, 1855 (Troy, Pike Co.)

HYMENEAL
Married on the 12th inst., at the residence of Mrs. Ann E. Benbow, by the
Rev. John S. Homes, Mr. Glover Hall, of Milton, Fla., to Miss M.A. Benbow,
of Pike Co., Ala.
On the 6th of September, by F.B. Hurley, Esq., Martin M. Burks to Miss
Martha J. Sanders, all of Pike county.
On the 10the instant, by John R. Wilson, Esq., Mr. John D. Blair to Miss
Mildred Underwood.
On the 13th inst., by the same, Mr. J. W. Weever to Miss Margaret Stone.
On the 30th ult., by W.S. Cleary, Esq., Mr. Jordan Griggs to Miss Rebecca
Davenport, all of Pike county.

Sept. 27,1855
residence of Wm. J. Chancey of Orion, Jordan Brooks, Esq., Mr. Lloyd J.
Williams to Miss Lucy A. Bryan all of Pike county.

 

I found the following about my 4great grand aunt, Mrs. Elisha Calloway, in the book  "Some Kings and Allied Families of Conecuh County, Alabama" by Noah Gilbert King (p. 202-203);

...We found the following item of interest concerning the Calloways in the local newspaper, "The Geneva Reporter"..."Elisha Calloway, one of the first inhabitants of the Town of Geneva... During the Flood of 1864, the water rose to the second floor of the Pace Hotel, and Mrs. Calloway got on the Veranda, and by ringing a large bell standing nearby, on a post, was seen and rescued."

Send information to Jeff Armstrong karmstrong70@home.com


I found the following about my 4great grand aunt, Mrs. Elisha Calloway, in the book  "Some Kings and Allied Families of Conecuh County, Alabama" by Noah Gilbert King (p. 202-203);

...We found the following item of interest concerning the Calloways in the local newspaper, "The Geneva Reporter"..."Elisha Calloway, one of the first inhabitants of the Town of Geneva... During the Flood of 1864, the water rose to the second floor of the Pace Hotel, and Mrs. Calloway got on the Veranda, and by ringing a large bell standing nearby, on a post, was seen and rescued."

Does anyone know if the building where the Pace Hotel was is still standing?

Send info to karmstrong70@home.com or Margie Daniels




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