Files from Yesteryear: 1934 and 1937


From the Files of 1934:

Little Mary Landel Carr has been quite ill at the home of her parents, Mr.  and Mrs. L.J. Carr.

Doctor and Mrs. J.G. Daves have returned after a week in San Antonio, Texas.

Martin Burks is recovering from an operation which he underwent in a Birmingham hospital, last Saturday.

The Science Club at Cullman High School presented the assembly program on Wednesday. Participating were Luther Hinds, Freda Crow, Leldon Singleton, George Stiefelmeyer, Vivian Gibbs, Esther Meyer and Margaret Heitmueller.

Mrs. Dewitt Dye is ill in a Decatur hospital.

A heavy blanket of snow fell over the whole of North Alabama this week.

Miss Gertrude Ziegler attended a Farm Bureau meeting in Nashville this week.

The Carroll twins, Willie and Nelle spent Saturday in Birmingham.


From the Files of 1937:

Charles, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Grantham, of Hanceville, who was residing in Missouri, died of meningitis last week.

Mr. and Mrs. James Chappell have a new daughter, born on November 30th, whom they have named Janice.

Members of the new Beta Club Chapter at Hanceville School include: Bennett Abercrombie, Ruby Ashwander, Rubye Lee Glaze, Frank Jennings, Pauline Whaley, Marjorie Yongue, Marjorie Howell, Kathleen Howell and Lucille Harris. Miss Caudell is sponsor.

The 4-H Club officers at Bolte are: Louvella West, Thelma Hicks, Audrey Brown, Dorothy Tipton, Dorothy Rigsby, Evelyn Waits, Flora Duke and Mildred Sullenger.

Gold Ridge P.T.A. officers are: president – Mrs. H.T. Bentley, vice- president – Mrs. Cleoh Murphree, secretary – Mrs. Myrtle Barnett and reporter – Mrs. Tressie Golden.

Mrs. Jake Knight was the guest of Miss Dovie Self on Sunday.

W.E. James, a former state senator, has announced that he will seek the same position as a Democrat.

Mrs. J.C. Watts, age 70, died on December 3rd. She is survived by a son, Earl Watts and two brothers, Charlie York and John York.

Pauline Mina Hecht Pitzing (Mrs. Ernest Ferdinand Pitzing’s wife since February 6, 1886 until he died three years ago) was born on January 12, 1868 and died on December 3, 1937. She is survived by eleven children, two sisters, twenty-four grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.

Marriages: December 1st

John Stracener, 26, to Mary Etta Boyd, 18.

December 2nd

Buford Burrow, 19, to Ruthie  Glenn, 18.

December 3rd

G.W. Clapp, 56, to Vernie Willingham, 21; Otis E. Staples, 22, to Ruth Yates, 19;

A.E. White, 27, to Gladys Mae Ryan, 23; Luna Baker, 21, to Beulah Whitaker, 25; Claud Thomas Peek, 23, to Mildred Warren, 23 and Louie Rennett, 26,  to Cora Kennedy, 20.

December 4th

Berlie Guthrie, 19, to Mae Cook, 14; Francis Milton Parker, 23, to Nellie Olean Phillips, 20; Carl Fowler, 17, to Ina Bell Washburn, 18; Pleas McDowell, 24, to Della Wilson, 24; Hulett Gilley, 21, to Rachel Armstrong, 18; Thomas Quinn, 20, to Alene Williams, 18; Cecil Brock, 26, to Vaudie Bennefield, 25 and John Dorman Pope, 25, to Louise Penn, 20.


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