Files from Yesteryear: 1919 and 1959


From the Files o 1919:

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Beyer this week.

Mrs. Perry Grimes has returned to her Route Three, Cullman, home after a visit to her grandmother, Mrs. Eliz Stewart, in Carroll County, Georgia. Mrs. Stewart, who is the mother of Alex Stewart, of Cullman, is nearing 100 years old.

J.A. Calvert returned this week from Douglas, Arizona, after five years of service in the Army.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hauk, of Saginaw, Michigan, are guests of their mother, Mrs. Pauline Hauk. Richard has recently returned from France.

Miss Lennie Denson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Denson and Jack Moore, of Hartselle, were married here this week.

Major Harwell G. Davis is a candidate for congress to succeed the late John L. Burnett.


From the Files of 1959:

Etha Community News

H.S. McKinney returned home from Cullman Hospital on Saturday, after an appendectomy.

Kelley South, of Birmingham, was the weekend guest of relatives and attended the Sacred Harp singing at Gum Pond.

Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Nails and daughters, Delores and Peggy, spent last Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Junior Poole, near Snead, in Blount County.

Conrad Moore was the weekend guest  of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Moore.

Mrs. Mildred Hanvey spent last week with Mrs. Barbara Bell and children.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bell  have  named their son, Michael Thomas. He was born in Cullman Hospital.

Ronnie Hanvey was the Sunday guest  of Roy Johnston.

Guthrey’s Cross Roads

Mrs. Nervie Speegle is home from the Cullman Hospital and doing nicely.

Mrs. Joey Sinyard, of Birmingham, has been convalescing from recent surgery at the  home  of  her  parents,  Mr.  and Mrs. M.L. Woodard and with the Calvern Sinyards. She returned home on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. C.J. McMurry and Connie, of Montgomery, spent Saturday night with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Weaver Sinyard and spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. G.A. Morris.

Mrs. Herman Davis, of Jasper and Mrs. Ray Davis, of Harmony, visited Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bryant on Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. David Couch have returned to their home in Detroit, Michigan, after visiting  her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Rushing and  other relatives.


Mrs. Edna Sanford, of Texas and Mrs. Hassie Spain and Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Hinkle, of Adamsville, were guests of relatives at Good Hope one day last week.

Guests of the J.O. Jacksons this weekend will be Mr. and Mrs. William D. Jackson and family.

New Harmony News

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Noles, Nettie, Geraldine and Barbara and Mr. and Mrs. N.W. Robertson, of Austelle, Georgia, spent last Saturday and Sunday with relatives and attended the decoration.

Gurley Benefield is building a new chicken house.

Mr. and Mrs. Mershal Rhodes visited relatives, in Gadsden, on Sunday and attended the decoration there.

Mr. and Mrs. John Filmore have moved from here to Joppa.

Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Noles are ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maze will attend the graduation program at  Fairview School on Friday night.


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