Files from Yesteryear: 1900, 1930 and 1950


From the Files of 1900:

Vick Clark is among the clerical force at the Racket Store.

Ed Daniel has opened a restaurant in the old Speegle store building.

George Parker, Junior, went to Montgomery to witness a street fair, yesterday.

E.E. Burnum, of West Morgan is visiting his brother, Doctor F.B. Burnum, here.

Miss Clara Hewlett will teach a guitar class, at her home.

Miss Bertha Engel is now employed in the millinery department of Koopman and Gerdes.

S.M. Allison has opened a jewelry  shop, near the Bargain Store.

Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Heidelburg will leave the last of the month for Los Angeles, California, where they expect to make their future home.

Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Robertson, who have been residing in Virginia, will move back to Cullman, soon.

Reverend George Clair held an Episcopal service at the Baptist Church  on Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Mrs. David H. Speegle, mother of  Mrs. J.A.  McMinn,  Mrs.  Tom  Vandiver  and Mrs. R.H. Baird, died at her Trimble home on Monday.

Miss Hassie Mayo, who had taught school at Walter and Baileyton, died recently at the home of her brother, Thomas Mayo, at Walter.

William H. Waldrop has been appointed Notary Public in Beat 13.

Doctor James P. Moon and Miss Joe Ann Johnson were married, at Bremen, on October 7th.

Charles Fricke has been quite ill.

Miss Eugenia Keller is  attending college at Falkville.


From the Files of 1930:

The Coterie was presented the “Loulie Jones” gavel for community service at the district federation club meeting in Hartselle, on October 15th. Those attending from Cullman were  Mesdames M.H. Killingsworth, O.P. Jackson, O.D. Kennamer,  Charles  Alley,  V.H. Collins, J.M.  Oldacre,  W.S.  Leeth,  C.L. Martin, J.C. Martin, W.A. Green and Bess Morrow.

Ottis Denson and Rosco Brown, of Cullman, were injured in a truck wreck near Fayetteville, Tennessee on Friday.

Professor and Mrs. R.P. Johnston spent last weekend, in Nashville, with relatives. The Cullman Baptist Association will meet, with Etha   Baptist  Church, on October 28th-30th.

Mr. and Mrs. Charley Boschung spent Sunday, in Jasper.

The recent school census shows 752 people in Cullman County, over ten years of age, who can neither read or write.

On April 1st, Cullman County had 7,063 farms.

Troy Thompson will attend the fair in Montgomery this week. He is conducting an exhibit there.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deppe, Misses Margaret Deppe and Laura Dennis motored to Birmingham, on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Morgan, of Carrollton, Georgia are guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Patrick.

A tapestry peddler, who was selling without a license, was arrested here this week.

Saint Bernard College and Cullman High will renew athletic competition with a football game. The Girls C Club will sponsor a parade and the Cullman band will play.


From the Files of 1950:

The new Seventh Street Baptist Church building is almost complete.

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Burrow, of Trade celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary, on October 15th, with a dinner party.

Janet and Patricia Gibbs,  of Birmingham attended church at Holly Pond on Sunday.

Jeff Ray, of the Welcome Community remains ill.

J.P. Hudson, of Fairview, is in serious condition in Veteran’s Hospital in Tuscaloosa.

Thirty-three Cullman County 4-H Club boys and girls will feed calves for 1951, County, District and State Fat Calf Shows. The following will feed calves: Bobby Ellenberry, Raphael Lowry, Betty Lou Phillips, Dale Stallings, Lady Claire Davidson, Ralph Jenkins, Junior, Mary Frances Hanby, Colonel Filyaw, Donnie Blair, Talmadge Filyaw, John Vernon Oaks, Fay Eddleman, Delton Stidham, Wade Stewart, Mary Lee Hesterly, Bryon Eidson, Jerry Aldridge, Charles Helton, Erma Dean Bailey, Asa Blalock, Junior, Ralph Blalock, Delton Blalock, L.J. Hollis, Donald Ware, Joe Stallings, Dwyane Hand, Roland Hinkle, Kennon Wood, Dois Sims, Dan Sims, Iola Graham, Marlin Graham, Jackie Atchley and Maurice Blalock.

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