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The Gadsden Times, Gadsden, AL, Jan 14, 1935

THE GADSDEN TIMES
GADSDEN, ALA., MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 1935
A. CHRISTOPHER PASSES SUNDAY AT HOME HERE
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Ninety-Year Old Veteran of Confederate Army Dies
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Abihue Christopher, 90, pioneer citizen of the county and one of the best known
Confederate veterans died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. C. Hipp, 1136
Seventh Avenue, at 5:40 o'clock Sunday night, following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Hipp residence at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday
morning with the  Rev. Roy Hewlett, pastor of the Eleventh Street Methodist
Church, in charge, assisted by the Rev. O. A. Bonner, of Alabama City, and
the Rev. W. S. DuBose, of Attalla. 

Members of the Attalla Masonic lodge, No. 383, and of the Gadsden lodge, No.
236, will meet in the local temple at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning in order to
attend the services in a body.

The following sons and sons-in-law of the deceased will serve as pallbearers:
W. T. Christopher, June Christopher, Norton Christopher, Louis Christopher, J.
W. Bartlett, G. C. Hipp, Ernest Smith, William Chalmers.

Mr. Christopher was born in Georgia, November 23, 1844.  He married Miss Lona
Bridges at Senoia, Ga., at Christmas time in 1868.  Ten children were born to
them, eight of whom survive.

The family is one of the oldest and most respected in Northeast Alabama.
Mr. Christopher joined the Confederate Army in 1862, being assigned to Company
I, Tenth Alabama Regiment. He served his full time with that regiment.
He came to Etowah County 52 years ago and has resided in Gadsden continuously
ever since.  He was a member of the first board of alderman of Alabama City
when that town was incorporated.  He was a farmer and was active until
about two weeks ago when he became ill.  He did not suffer from any particular
ailment.  Apparently he went to sleep when the end came.

Mr. Christopher was a member of the Emma Sansom Camp of Confederate Veterans. 
His death leaves only four members, S. H. Daniel, T. H. Stephens, Nimrod Argo
and G. W. Chumley.  There are four veterans in the county who do  not belong to
the camp.  He was a life member of the Attalla Masonic lodge and had served as
tiler of that body for 50 years. He was an officer of the Queen City chapter of
Eastern Star and an honorary member of the Daughters of the Confederacy.  The
Masons will have charge of the services at the grave.  Brown-Service will
direct the funeral.
 

Transcribed by Margie Glover Daniels


Eufaula Times and News  1890

Jan 2, 1890

Mrs. C. C. Wells 72, mother of Mrs. N. M. Bray, died Tuesday at Mr. Bray's home.  Up to two years ago , until the death of Mr. Wells, she lived at Macon, Ga.  Burial in Macon.

Professor Van Houton age 54 died at his home on  Colby street in Eufaula on Wed. He left a widow, 2 sons and 3 daughters. His wife is a daughter of Mr. John McNab. Burial from the Baptist Church.

Mr. M. J. Hollis, former resident of Quitman, Co. Ga. died at Perote in Pike County, Al on Tuesday.  Burial at his old home.

Feb. 20 1890

Mr. Jack Hilliard of Coleman Ga. was shot and killed on Tuesday  morning

Sidney Johnson 10 old son of Mr. F. M. Johnson of Ozark, Al., died last Wed. of dropsy and was buried near his mother._ Ozark Al. Star

Apr. 3, 1890

Miss Mamie Spann, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. J. E. Spann, died yesterday. Burial form the Methodist Church this morning.

June 26, 1890

Mr. John Price age 27 died tat the home of his brother, Andrew Price near White Pond (Barbour County) of Brights disease. Burial at Kelley's grave yard today.

July 3, 18590

Mss. Mollie Freeman, age about 50 died in Maryland. She sister to Mr. S. H. Dent, Geo. H. Dent and Warren F. Dent of Eufaula

Col. C. H. Wooten of Americus, Ga. was found dead in his room Monday. He is believed to have died from Apoplexy.

July 17, 1890

Mrs. Wade Helms, age 35 of Lawrenceville  in Henry county, Al. died Thursday of typhoid fever.  Daughter of Mr. Wright Flowers. Survived by her husband and 5 small children. Burial at County Line Church


May 8, 1890

Mr. Edwin O'Neal of Florence Georgia died recently.

Miss Minnie Walker's clothing caught fire in Atlanta while she was cooking on a gas stove. Age 17, she died of her injuries.

Mrs. B. H. Hill, Jr, who was recently on a visit to the family of Dr. Copeland in Eufaula, died at her home in Atlanta Sunday, Burial in Atlanta.

May 29, 1890

 Mr. S. A. Woods, formerly of Eufaula resident of Savannah for many years, recently moved to Anniston, Al. where he was the president of a ban died yesterday. He will be buried today in Bonaventure by the side of his wife who died a year ago after being married only 1 year.  Mr. Woods has two sisters living in Eufaula.  Mrs. Bloodworth and Mrs. Tullis.  Brother to R. J. Woods, R. J. Woods, Mrs. J. M. McKleroy and Mrs. Sylvester.  The last two of Anniston, Al.

Jackson, Ms.

May 27 1890

A. M. Kimball an old and highly respected citizen was murdered while on his way home from the midnight train where he when to meet his son that night. It is suppose the crime was  robbery.  Mr. Kimball was receiver of public monies.

June 19, 1890

Ada Richards 12, daughter of Mr. Dallas Richards, died Sunday at the home of her grandmother in Lawrenceville, Al.


Eufaula Time. & News
1890

Died Thursday of typhoid fever. She was the daughter of Mr. Wright Flowers • Survivors are her husband and five small children.
Burial at County Line Church.

Thur.. July 21, 1890

Atlanta, July 20.- Dr. H. C. Word, prominent Physician of
Decatur, Georgia, died this morning The remains of V. A. Fry, who drowned near St. Vincent’s
Island recently, were found at Vest Gap. Burial in the city
cemetery.  Apalachicola Florida  Times.


Charles Peacock, age 15, son of Mr. T. P. Peacock, of
Abbeville (Bullock Co., Ala.) was killed by lightning recently.


Lieutenant John U. Rhodes died in New Orleans yesterday. He
was a nephew of our townsman Mr. C. Rhodes.

Thurs. July 29, 1890
Hartselle, (Ala.) July 29.- Mrs. L. A. Woodale, age 57, living two miles from this place, committed suicide today by Jumping off a bluff 45 feet high. Survivors are her husband and five children.

Jacksonville, Fl. July 23.-

The death of G. Tate Carr occurred at Romeo, (Fl.) ) • He was from Ocala Fl. where he had been living for the last five years. He was originally from Chicago, Ill.


Thurs. Aug. 7, 1890
Granger, Ala., July 28,- Mr. 0. 0. Williams living two miles east of this place, committed suicide yesterday by the use of his pocket knife. He out his throat from ear to ear. Survivors are his wife and children.

Mrs. J. T. Tyre, of Bumbleton district died with pneumonia
last Friday. Burial in the family grave yard. Georgetown Ga.
Correspondence & Cuthbert (Ga.) Enterprise.

Thur.. Aug. 21, 1890
Mrs . Henry Cummings died yesterday. She was accidentally shot.

Thurs. Oct. 2, 1890
Mrs .Thomas Heaves, between 60 and 70 years old, died at
her place eight miles south of Eufaula, recently.
Mr. John D. Glass, age about 45, died yesterday at his home
ten miles out on the old Daleville road.

Thurs. Oct. 23, 1890
Tuscaloosa, Oct. 16. F. H. M. Williamson, age about 75, a
resident of Monroe County, Georgia, died suddenly of heart
disease on the train Tuesday.

Thurs. Nov. 13, 1890
Frank S. Butler, general yard master of the Georgia Pacific
H. H. in Anniston, Ala., was run over and killed by a train in that city on Thursday.


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 Mannassas, 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 programme 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 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 Mannassas, 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 programme 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.

 

Gadsden Time Newspaper, Jan. 14, 1935, Etowah, Alabama

 

BOBBITT KILLS HIMSELF WHILE FOUR LOOK ON
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Mill Worker Takes Own Life in Blount County
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L. B. Bobbitt, 52, a sawmill worker, who formerly resided in this county, shot
and killed himself at his home on Blount Mountain, Blounty County, Sunday
afternoon at 4 o'clock, according to Coroner Jewel Archer.
 
Mr. Archer was told by members of the family and neighbors that Bobbitt had been
complaining of being sick for some time but worked as usual at the mill
Saturday.  Late yesterday afternoon he picked up his shotgun and told
Fred Grady, a neighbor, and others that he was going to kill himself.
Several persons tried to interfere and take the gun from him but he threatened
them and forced them to stand back.  He then pulled the trigger with a forked
stick, the full load of shot entering his stomach.  He died almost instantly, it
was said.
 
Four persons are said to have looked on.
 
Bobbitt formerly resided in this county.  He has been working at the
Mark Jones sawmill for some time.
 
Surviving are the widow and eight children.
 
Funeral services were held this afternoon at Shepherd's Cemetery near Slackland,
Brown-Service directing.

Saturday, January 14, 2005
Opelika-Auburn News
Saturday, January 14, 2006


Mr. Travis Neil Johnson
Mr. Travis Neil Johnson, Sr., age 92, of Ozark, died Thursday morning, January 12, 2006, in Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2006, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home of Ozark with Deacon John Ross officiating.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday evening, January 13, 2006.
Mr. Johnson was born December 25, 1913 in Ozark, Alabama to the late Marietta Byrd Johnson and Henderson Franklin Johnson. He served in the United States Army Air Corp for six years during World War II. Following his military service, he worked with and retired from Civil Service following 27 years at Fort Rucker as Forestry Technician. He was an avid gardener, Alabama fan, and cattleman. Mr. Johnson was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Howard Johnson, Holman Johnson, Lamar Johnson, and Paul Johnson.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Adella Johnson, Ozark, three daughters, Joan M. Johnson, Ozark, Paula Dawson and her husband, Fletcher, Auburn, and Carol Ann Holder and her husband, Jerry, Auburn, four sons, Travis N. Johnson, Jr., Barataria, Louisiana, David M. Johnson, Sr., Tallassee, Alabama, Timothy Johnson and his wife, Jan, Ozark, and Gordon S.
Johnson, Ozark, twelve grandchildren, Stella Johnson, Lillie Johnson, Travis N. Johnson, III, Brian Johnson, David Mark Johnson, Jr., Nicholas Cole Johnson, Jason Paul Johnson, Jordyn Dawson, Samantha Dawson, Rachel Holder, Amelia Holder, and Caroline Holder, one great grandchild, Nicholas Johnson.
Many loving sisters-in-law also survive.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in his memory to St. Johns Catholic Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1008, Ozark, Alabama 36361.
For more information and a guest register please visit the Holman Funeral Home website; www.holmanfuneralhome.com


The Atlanta Constitution
10 March 1900

JOHN M. CROSS, HUNTSVILLE, ALA.

Huntsville, Ala.  March 9 (Special)

John M. Cross a prominent citizen of Huntsville died yesterday after an illness of several months.  Mr. Cross came from a northern state before the war and accumulated a large amount of valuable real estate for several years after the civil war he was registered in the United States land office.  He leaves a wife and several children.


The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, September 12, 1888
Page Three

Eggs are selling from 12 ½ to 16 cents a dozen in Decatur.

Mr. L.J. Robbins left Monday morning for Savannah, Ga.

I will receive the last of the week a fresh lot of bay fish.
J.W. Barnes

Prof. Bowen dismissed school this week to have his scholars attend the Institute.

Ida Fulton committed suicide at Brewton last week. Disappointment in love is said to be the cause.

Prof. T.J. Mitchell, one of the best educators in the State, is in attendance upon the Institute.

Prof. Bowen has about forty boarding pupils in attendance at his school.

We learn with much regret that our friend Coly T. Kennedy, who lives below Newton is quite sick.

Mr. J.M. Dowling has placed upon our table a stalk of cane, 6 feet and three inches in length. This is the first of the season.

The school at Newton will open October 1st, under the Principalship of Prof.
Imes.

All who are indebted to me as the administratrix of the estate of Joseph A.
Adams, dec’d., by note, account or mortgage, must come up and settle, as old matters must be closed out.
Mrs. A.L. Adams

Don’t forget to call on J.W. Barnes for cheap groceries.

The closing exercises of Miss Mittie Haley’s school at Daleville, will take place Friday with an exhibition Friday night. The programme Friday night will be complete and attractive.

Cooking stoves for sale at H.Z. Parker’s.

Some one effected an entrance into the bar room of Mr. J.N. Moseley Saturday night, through one of the front windows, taking therefrom about three dollars in money, a number of papers and orders. No clue as yet, but Mr.
Moseley has strong suspicion, and we earnestly hope he will capture the perpetrator and bring him to justice which he so richly merits.

Mr. J.W. Hollan, of Troy, is in town this week attending the Teachers Institute and looking after his branch business. His many friends in this section always give him a cordial welcome.

Mr. S.H. Dick at the “South Side” has a full line of everything usually kept in a first-class bar room. Call on him for anything in his line.

Capt. J.W. Dowling has returned from the eastern markets where he purchased a large stock of fall and winter goods.

We were glad to see on our streets Monday, Mr. John Q. Baldree, (Baidree?) who has for the past three months been confined to his bed with rheumatism.

We are now prepared to fill your orders for leather, well tanned and well finished. Call and see us and examine for yourselves.
D.Y. Dowling & Bro.

Mr. Carroll has opened up his large and commodious brick warehouse on Broad street ready to house the present crop. Mr. Carroll has put the price of weighing and storing down to a very meager sum within the reach of all.
Carry your cotton to him and we guarantee satisfaction, both in weights and handling.

Pearlin, the great soap saver and Laundry adjunct. 10c package. City Pharmacy.
Tennille, Hollan & Cullens

A remarkably attractive lobster was caught at Norwick a few days ago. The upper were of the delicate tinge of old fashioned blue china, and beneath the color was a beautiful bluish white.

Miss Lola Reynolds of Skipperville is spending a few days with friends in town.

Col. H.L. Martin returned from Abbeville court Monday.

Dr. O.B. Bowen is at Ozark a patient sufferer from paralysis. A fine old gentleman, a learned physician, and always, in sickness or in health, genial and entertaining man. He must get well. – Eufaula Times

Brick!! Brick!!
For sale, machine made at Smith & Brown’s, half mile from town.


J.F. McDonald
Notary Public and Exofficio Justice of the Peace, Ozark, Alabama

Will hold regular courts on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.
All business entrusted to my care will be promptly attended to. The collection of Debts, Probating of Deeds and Mortgages a specialty. This Sept. 7th, 1888.


J.D. Bailey
Attorney at Law
Ozark, Alabama


Ozark’s New Drug Store!
Next Door West of J.W. Dowling’s

J.T. Hayes, Proprietor

Dealer in pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Perfumery, Toliet Articles, Stationery & c. I keep constantly on hand a full line of Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dye Stuffs & c., and in fact everything usually kept in a first-class Drug Store.

With experience of eight or ten years in the Drug business and being a registered Pharmacist, my patrons may rely on obtaining the purest articles, accurately compounded from my Drug Store.

It is my constant aim to make HIGHEST QUALITY a first consideration, and then to make my prices as low as good reliable Drugs can be sold.

Physicians and County Merchants will find it to their interest to call on me before buying elsewhere. Physicians prescriptions accurately compounded day or night.
May 23, 1y. J.T. Hayes, Proprietor


 

he Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, September 5, 1888
Page One

Miss Fulton, a young lady about eighteen years of age, was found dead Friday morning at Brewton, evidently having taken her own life. The rash act was said to have been caused by a love affair.

The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, September 5, 1888
Page Three

Mrs. James McDonald, a very aged lady and widow of the late James McDonald, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Parker last Friday night, and was buried at the family burial grounds Saturday. Mrs. McDonald was a member of the Baptist church and a Christian woman. She was 77 years of age.

The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, September 5, 1888
Page Three

Tribute of Respect

We the committee appointed by the W. M. of Echo Lodge No. 345, to offer resolutions as a tribute of respect to the memory of Richard Brown, deceased, beg leave to submit the following. Brother Richard Brown was born in Dale County, Ala., August 14th A.D. 1841, and died at his home at three o ’clock Thursday morning August 9th A.D. 1888, aged forty-six years eleven months and twenty-five days.

Brother Brown was the son of Peter and Sarah Brown, who gave him early Christian training that he might not depart from it when he was old, which was not in vain, for he received a living faith in Jesus while quite young and by it was constantly drawn closer to God. He joined the M. E. Church South a number of years ago of which he was a faithful and devoted member.
He has filled various offices in the church with honor to the church and pleasure to himself. His home was the home of the preacher, and it was a great delight to him to look after the poor of the church, and to administer to their wants, and point them to Jesus and remind them of His gracious promises.

Brother Brown was married to Miss Mary Louiza Webb, June 4th A.D.
1865, and to them was born three sons and two daughters. He was a devoted husband, a loving father ever giving his children good council and admonishing them to love God and keep His commandments. He was a good neighbor being always ready to assist in any way possible to have peace and harmony to reign throughout his neighborhood. He was a member of the Grange and Farmers Alliance and looked well to their interest.

Brother Richard Brown was a member of Echo Lodge No. 345 F.&A.M. He was raised to the sublime degree of M. M. Dec. 19th, 1868.

He was true to the principles of the Order and by his death the Fraternity has lost a jewel. His place in the Lodge will be hard to fill. Brother Brown was buried by the Echo Lodge with the usual honors.

Whereas A Wise Providence has seen fit to take away from us our beloved brother, whose death makes a vacancy in our Lodge that will long be felt by us, and whereas in his death the Lodge loses one of its strong supporters, the community one of its best citizens, the family a faithful husband and a devoted father.

Therefore be it resolved 1st, That while we deeply feel the loss of our beloved brother, and while we realize how hard it will be to fill his place in our Lodge, church and community. We bow with submission to the will of Him who is too wise to make mistakes and too good to be unkind.

Resolved 2, That we will never forget the examples of his life, and pray that they may serve as a guide to us through life, and that they may ever prove a blessing that will always make his memory dear to us.

Resolved 3, That we tender our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family, and will ever pray that the God whom he served may sustain them so to live as that there may be a reunion of loved ones in the sweet by and by.

Revolved 4th, That a copy of this report be sent to his family and a copy sent to the Southern Star for publication. All of which is respectfully submitted,

T. T. Campbell
James R. Levy
Wesley Riley
Committee

Received and adopted August 25th, 1888
W. H. Stuckey, W. M.
Calvin Barnes, Secretary


The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, September 5, 1888
Page Three

Prof. Bowens’ school numbers one hundred.

Mr. R.A. Cowley has returned from his recent trip to Mississippi.

Miss Fannie Ogletree is visiting intown.

H.L. Martin, Esq., is attending court at Abbeville this week.

Mr. Carroll will soon be ready to receive your cotton at the new brick warehouse.

Do you want a handsome suit of Fall and Winter Clothing, if so, call at Casey & Garners.

Mr. Oscar Killebrew, accompanied by his sister Miss Ida, visited Ozark last week.

J.H. Weed, Esq., of the Northern portion of the county was in town Monday.

Mr. E.A. Shepherd of Columbus spent several days in town last week.

Cotton brought on our streets last Saturday from 8 ½ to 9.05 as much as is being paid in Eufaula.

Mr. Noah Carroll, the newly elected bailiff, has received his commissions and entered upon the discharge of his duties.

Mrs. Jesse W. Barnes and little son, Jesse, returned home from Mississippi Friday, after quite an extended visit with relatives.

S.J. Chapman, the newly elected tax collector, was in town Monday.

The protracted meeting that has just closed at the Baptist church in this place has been one of the most interesting and instructive we have ever attended. The meeting was conducted by Rev. R. Deal, pastor, ably assisted by Revs. N.C. Underwood and A.L. Blizard. Several additions were made to the church and a general good feeling prevailed.

Mr. N.B. Dowling has opened a livery and sale stable, and asks a share of the public patronage. If you have got anything to swap, buy or sell, go to see him.

A very unfortunate difficulty happened at Abbeville last Friday in which Mr.
Ed Stokes was severely cut by his brother, Lee Stokes. He is expected to die from the wounds received. We did no learn any particulars.

Mr. B.P. Adcock, of Newton, is our authorized agent to receive and receipt for subscriptions. He will call on you for what you are due the Star, and we hope that everybody he calls on will respond promptly.

The Executive Committee of the County Alliance, Secretary, Treasurer and Business Manager, are requested to meet Mr. Levi Wilkinson, at Ozark 13th inst. on important business.

It is with profound sadness that we chronicle the death of little Athornia, daughter of Mr. W.E. Mauldin, which sad event occurred Monday morning. She was a bright little girl and the pride of a household. To the grief stricken parents we extend sympathies.

Judge Carmichael opened court in Abbeville Monday.

Mr. C.A. Chalker the contractor for Mr. Parker’s brick store is moving right along, and in a few more weeks will have the building done, and when complete, will be an ornament to the town. Mr. Chalker is well versed in his business and is a builder of no little experience.

The Speller House is under the management of Mr. J.A. Speller is one among the best hotels in Southeast Alabama. Give him a trial and be convinced.

Mr. D.Y. Dowling left Saturday to spend a few weeks at his branch business in Geneva.

Sheriff Daughtry happened to quite a serious accident Thursday at Newton, his mule ran away with him breaking his collar bone.

We failed to mention that Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Kirkland visited relatives in Henry County last week.

Mr. E.M.C. Dowling was in town Friday and informed us that he had ginned 60 bales of the new crop.

Mr. L.J. Robbins will leave Monday for Savannah, Ga. in the interest of the Star, and we hope will meet with success. Ozark has direct communication with Savannah, and no doubt try to control the trade of this section, and the way to accomplish this is to advertise freely.

The Baptist church in this place at their recent conference, called Rev. R.
Deal to the pastoral charge of the church at this place. Mr. Deal has served the church one year, and is a devout Christian gentleman and an able minister.

The trustees of the Clopton school have secured the services of Prof. A.N.
Hawkins of Abbeville for the ensuing scholastic year. Prof. Hawkins has been Principal of the Abbeville High School for sometime, and has given his patrons satisfaction. We congratulate the trustees of Clopton school upon their selection and wish for him a prosperous session.

Messrs. L.W. Kolb and William Garner returned home Monday from the eastern markets. While gone they called on Grover and assured him of his glory in Dale. Their goods will begin to arrive in a few days. Look our for their ads.


 


The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, September 5, 1888
Page Three

Married at the residence of the bride’s father in Clopton, last Sunday, Dr.
J.W. Reynolds and Miss Lonia Clark. To this happy couple we extend our hearty congratulations and wish for them a long happy and prosperous life.

The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, September 5, 1888
Page Three

Born to Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Harrell, near Skipperville, on the 6th of August, twin boys. This is the second pair of twins in four years.
 


The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, August 29, 1888
Page Three

Mr. E.A. Trawick, of Newton spent Wednesday in town.

Prof. Bowen’s school numbered eighty this week.

Mr. Simeon Garner of Eufaula is on a visit to relatives and friends this week.

The family of A.B. Metcalf, Esq. left Sunday evening for Texas, their future home.

Mr. J.T. Hayes made a visit to his old home at Union Springs last week.

Rev. R. Deal is conducting a series of very interesting meetings at the Baptist church in this place.

Mr. Simeon Garner can be found with the old reliable firm of Kendall & Co.
Eufaula, ever ready to wait on his friends from Dale.

Mr. E.R. Jordan has on the road 18,000 pounds of tin, which will begin to arrive this week. This tin will be manufactured into tin ware at this place.

Mr. John A. Rhodes is visiting relatives and friends in Dale county. He writes that crops are fine in that section of the State. – Ex.

Fine Chewing and Smoking Tobacco’s at City Pharmacy Tennille, Hollan & Cullens

We are authorized to say that by the 13th of next month, September, the train will be making regular trips from here to Eufaula.

Two young ladies can get board at reasonable rates at Judge Carmichael’s during the fall term of school at Ozark.

It will be to the interest of those living in the country to call and see Gus Hutchinson for a good haircut and shave. He will treat you right.

Marshall Morgan run in Jeff Ruffin, John Loyd and Peter Cassady Tuesday morning for disorderly conduct. They will attend the Mayor’s matinee to-day.

Fresh lot of groceries just received at J.W. Barnes’. Don’t fail to give him a call when you come to town. He will sell you what you need as cheap as any one in town.

Mr. Rob’t. G. Hall, Jr., of James, Bullock County, got the appointment to the military school at West Point, but declined to accept. Mr. W.T. Feagan, his alternate, left immediately to enter that school.

Mr. L.J. Robbins is delivering a large lot of machinery, some sometime ago.
Mr. Robbins can give you prices and terms on any kind of machinery that cannot be excelled.

J.F. Lewis, Esq., the newly elected tax assessor, was in town Thursday and filed his bond with the Probate Judge.

Mr. James Kendall, of Eufaula, was in town Thursday in the interest of Kendall & Co., of Eufaula. He sold stacks of goods as usual.

The Ozark Transient House as it gets older gets better. Mr. Painer has gone to a great deal of expense in fitting up his hotel, and he has now one of the most complete in this portion of the State.

Mr. C.W. Payne has purchased the entire stock of goods belonging to Morris & Payne, of Elba, and will at once move them to Ozark. When he will have a select stock of goods of all kinds. He has engaged the services of Mr.
Robert Mobley for the fall and winter and would be pleased to have his friends call and see him.

Mr. W.W. Morris is having erected near the depot a warehouse for the storage of cotton. Mr. Morris will have his warehouse ready at an early day, and kindly asks a share of the patronage of the public.

Messrs. Bud Beasley and A.N. Agerton passed through town Thursday, enroute home from a trip below the river, with five large sturgeons in the wagon, weighing over 100 pounds each. It was quite a curiosity to many who had never seen such a fish.

Burglars occasionally get in their work at Brewton. Mr. Morrison lost $105 and a good watch a few nights ago.


Ozark, August 28, 1888

I again urgently request each and every householder to look well to the sanitary condition of his premises and to remove as far as possible every source of nuisance about his place, clearing up frequently all decaying or putrid matter of whatsoever nature it may be and using lime ever morning to keep off as far as possible all diseases.

Respectfully,
J.C. Holman
County Health Officer

Lands for Sale

160 acres of land for sale lying west of Skipperville, good dwelling ½ mile west of Skipperville, healthy location, convenient to good schools. Any person wishing to purchase, call on me at Ozark. Will sell at low figures.

James Bottoms
 


The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, August 22, 1888
Page Three

Mr. C.W. Payne paid Elba a visit last week.

Brick is being hauled to complete the store of Mr. Parker.

The brick work is about complete on Mr. Carroll’s brick warehouse.

Miss Lena Martin, of Troy, is spending a few weeks in town with relatives.

Mr. J.F. Metcalf, of Corsicanna, Texas, is on a visit to relatives and friends in this county.

Messrs. D.Y. Dowling & Bro. have secured the services of a good tanner.

Prof. Bowen opened his school Monday morning with flattering prospects.

Dr. M.S. Davie is again at his post, ready to serve all who need his services.

Remember that Mr. F.B. Cullens can be found at his drug store any hour in the night.

Mrs. Beard, of Elba, is spending a few weeks with her daughter, Mrs. J.M.
Carmichael.

Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Yelverton of Newton spent a day in town with the family of Mrs. J.A. Adams last week.

Mr. M.A. Smith of Haw Ridge, one of the most prosperous merchants in the county, spent Thursday in town and gave us a pleasant call.

Mr. A.M. Owens is having an elegant house built on Newton Street which will add greatly to that street.

Messrs. G.S. Crim and A.N. Jones, two of Newton’s most prosperous merchants spent Friday in town.

Messrs. Chas. McDowell and Chas. Beach, two of Eufaula’s cleverest “Knights of the Grip,” spent Saturday and Sunday in town.

Mr. F.M. Pridgen, of Daleville, raised the finest watermelon of the season, it weighed 59 pounds. Fourteen persons eat of it and left plenty.

Miss Julia Martin, who has been teaching music at Headland, for the past six months has returned home to spend a few weeks vacation.

Messrs. L.W. Kolb and Wm. Garner, left Monday for New York to buy their fall stocks of goods. We wish them a pleasant stay and a safe return home.

Mr. G.P. Dowling is having lumber hauled to have a warehouse built on the side of the railroad.

Messrs. J.J. Hicks and Albert Powell, of Skipperville beat, were in town Monday and gave us a pleasant call.

Work was resumed on Mr. Parker’s store Monday and will be pushed to completion.

Mrs. Carmichael and Mrs. Beard left Tuesday morning to spend a few days in Troy.

Mr. P.K. Pennington of Troy, has cast his lot with us and is prepared to write you an insurance policy in your dwelling or business.

Mr. R.A. Cowley left Monday morning for Mississippi on a business trip. We wish for him a pleasant trip and a safe return.

The negro John Love, who was sentenced to hard labor at the spring term of the Circuit Court, was granted a short time pardon by Gov. Seay.

Tuesday morning the second day Prof. Bowen’s school numbered seventy pupils.
This is the finest opening ever known to this school, and it is very evident that the interest in education at this place is increasing.

Capt. Jno. W. Dowling left Tuesday morning for New York to purchase his fall stock of merchandise.

We understand that Messrs. J. Matt Williams and Dr. Lafayette Weed will commence business very soon at Deanville, a station on the E.&E., twelve miles above Ozark. Wei wish them much success in their new undertaking.

We are glad to learn that the trustees of the Post Oak school below Newton, have secured the services of Mr. Wesley McLeod as teacher for the next scholastic year. Mr. McLeod is a young man of fine character, well educated and very much liked by all who know him.

Mr. James Martin, a former citizen of this county, but now of Ennis, Texas, is on a visit to relatives and friends in this county. Mr. Martin has many friends in this county who are glad to see him again.

Messrs. B.J. and H. Martin of Ennis, Texas, sons of Mr. Haywood Martin are on a visit to relatives and friends. The Messrs. Martin left this county many years ago for the Lone Star State, and we are glad to see them among us again.
 


The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, August 22, 1888
Page Two

Obituary

Jesse Edward, little son of Jason A. and Elizabeth Andrews was born at Ozark, Ala., June 17th, 1885, and died at place of birth July 27th, 1888.

Jesse was but three years one month and ten days old, but in him seen the embodiment of virtues which makes a child attractive.

For a child of his age he was very bright, decisive, faithful, prompt and correct. Jesse was an affectionate child, he loved papa and mama, little brothers and little sister and was more devoted if possible in his last days.

He was possessed of great patience in sickness and took even his last medicine with great faith. But Jesse is gone, his voice is hushed in death, his bright smiles will be seen no more on earth.

His last words were this, just as the angel band came to bear him away on their snowy wings to that eternal city above, he called to his little sister “come on sister” and when asked by his father what he wanted, he said, “tell little sister to come on.”

But not until five days later did his parents and kindred realize the deep meaning of Jesse’s last word’s, “come on little sister.”

But about 9 p.m. Tuesday 31st, Jesse’s little sister Mary Alline, obeyed the call and she too was carried by the angels to meet Jesse in the mansion above.

Little Alline was only one year and five months old. Her stay on earth was short, but long enough for her winning ways, bright smiles and sweet disposition to enshrine her in our hearts. She too has gone where there is no more sickness or sorrow, pain nor death, and sickness is no more.

How touchingly beautiful are the words of Jesus, “suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.”

Jesse and Alline were too pure for earth; they bathed a short time in its sunshine, and then the divine hand gathered them as tender buds to be kept in the “house of many mansions.”

D.W. Barnes

 


The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, August 15, 1888
Page Two

It is with deep sorrow that we chronicle the death of Mrs. James L. Grace, which sad event occurred at the home of her husband Sunday evening at 3 o’
clock, about six miles above Ozark. For some weeks she had suffered greatly with typhoid flux, but no one thought the end was near, but alas, the swift messenger came and called her home. She was a devout Christian lady being a strict member of the Methodist church. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her untimely demise. To them we extend our heartfelt sympathy.

The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, August 15, 1888
Page Three

Married on the 12th day of August at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. J.H. Jernigan, Mr. J.H. Harris and Miss M.E.L. Jernigan. W.P. Windham, Esq., officiating.

The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, August 15, 1888
Page Three

For quite a while the death of uncle Amos Johnson has been expected and on Sunday morning at 5 o’clock he gently breathed his last at his home one mile from town from a cancer. He was one of the oldest citizens of the county, as well as one of the first settlers.

The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, August 15, 1888
Page Three

We regret to hear of the death of Mr. Richard Brown, which sad even occurred at his home 4 miles from Echo, Wednesday last of flux. Mr. Brown had the reputation of being an honest, fair dealing man, and was very much loved and respected by all who knew him. To the grief stricken family we extend our sympathies.

The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, August 15, 1888
Page Three

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Mrs. Haywood Martin, which sad event occurred at the home of her husband several miles west of town last Wednesday evening. She had been in feeble health for some time, but endured her afflictions with the greatest Christian fortitude. Mrs.
Martin was a Christian lady, being a devout member of the Methodist church.
She was always a regular attendant at meetings of any kind, never allowing any frivolous excuse to keep her from attending. To the grief stricken family we extend sympathies.

The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, August 15, 1888
Page Three

Died

Mrs. Sinai Fields, a very aged lady living three miles below Ozark died last Wednesday night of heart trouble. Mrs. Fields had lived in Dale County for over half a century being a daughter of the late Moses Matthews, one of the oldest settlers of this country. She was seventy-five years of age and a good Christian lady. The burial took place the day following at Union Church.

 



The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, August 1, 1888
Page Three

Died, little Jessie, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Andrews last Friday and was buried the following day at Claybank. To the bereaved parents we extend our sympathy.

The Southern Star
Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, August 1, 1888
Page Three

Married in the Courthouse last Wednesday by Judge Parker, Mr. A.L. Davis and Miss M.L. Baker. To this couple the Star extends congratulations.
 


 

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