Files from Yesteryear: 1917, 1935 and 1938


From the Files of 1917:

Attending the organization meeting of the North and South National Bee Line Highway Association, in Birmingham, from Cullman County were Probate Judge Fred J. Buchmann, Postmaster, Postmaster S.J. Griffin, Commissioners J.A. Vickery, L.A. Kelton, J.B. White, Doctor S.H. Sudduth, George Stiefelmeyer, L.N. Buell, J. Mackentepe, Ed Kretzschmar, G.W. Green and J.J. Nelson.

C.T. Lambert and family, of Hanceville, were called to Joppa on Monday, because of the death of Mrs. Lambert’s father, John Walker.

Frank Schiele left a few days ago for Chicago.

A.H. Robertson, former postmaster at Arkadelphia, has moved to Cullman.

Miss Pearl McPherson entertained at a rook party, on Friday evening.

Mrs. F.V. Tilford is spending some time in Jacksonville, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. R.D.S. Robertson and little daughter spent Wednesday in Birmingham.

Miss Mary Fricke, of Falkville, is the charming guest of Mrs. J.B. Deerr


From the Files of 1935:

Last Friday, the City Light and Water Plant began furnishing its customers with water filtered from the new $35,000 purification plant. The plant has a capacity of 350 gallons per minute.

On August 29th, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Ruehl will celebrate the 63rd anniversary of their wedding.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Lasseter and family spent last weekend, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


From the Files of 1938:

Concord News

Miss Jewel Flower was the Saturday night guest of Lucy Jean.

Mrs. Lessie Burkes and daughter, spent last week with her mother, Mrs. Jenny Wright.

Miss Mildred Perry, of Glin-Allen, is spending the week with Miss Geneva Thomas.

Miss Fay Wright is spending this week with friends, in Birmingham.

Misses Hazel, Maxine and Coise Jean spent Monday evening with Bill Howse and family.

Mr. Victor Howse is spending this week with his mother, Mrs. Maggie Howse.

Mr. Gross and J.C. Flower were the weekend guests of their mother, Mrs. Bob Flower.


The floor was filled and varnished,
With utmost skill and care.
To walk theron till it was dry,
Surely no one would dare.
But one did dare and proudly strode,
A kingly fellow he!
Walked boldly in, nor careful tread,
My son, then not yet three.
The years have swiftly come and gone,
But still close by the door,
Beneath a rug I cherish those
Wee footprints on my floor.


Ethel Titus Worthen


Marriage Licenses:

August 12th – Dewitt Young, 21, to Eloise Johnson, 18.

August 17th – Odis Jackson, 21, to Louise Dean, 18.

August 19th – Alo Macon, 28, to Mozelle Hembree, 15.

August 20th – Emory Echols, 23, to Mildred Robinson, 19; Lonnie Underwood, 26, to Velma Westbrook, 26; Edward Elliott, 19, to Marie Black, 20; Clarence Alvin Reese, 19, to Claudine Lee, 19 and Earl Hall, 22, to Arvina Parker, 18.

Mrs. E. Tom Simpson and two little daughters and Mrs. O.S. Roden will leave on Sunday for Colorado Springs to spend several months.


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