Files from Yesteryear: 1907


From the Files of 1907:

Hanceville News

Misses Kate and Mary Stender, of Cullman, spent Sunday with parents, in Hanceville.

Miss Dela Matthews returned Saturday from a visit to friends in Cullman.

Mrs. Fred Hassenphlugg was quite sick the past week. She is better at this writing.

Mr. Frank Hamill, of Chicago, visited her grandmother, Mrs. A.J. Hamill and aunt, Mrs. J.H. Gillespie, at Hanceville, last week.

Misses Eula and Lizzie Grimmett attended the entertainment in Garden City, last Friday night.

Miss Viola Waldrop and brother, Herbert, spent Saturday with relatives in Cullman.

Misses Autie Matthews and Claudie Gray spent Friday night in Garden City to attend the closing exercises of the school. Miss Lillian Creamer and brother, Sidney attended the closing exercises of the Cullman public schools on Monday. Misses Amanda and Lena Clements (Lena Gibbs) and Mrs. Millard visited Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, of Falkville, this week. Mr. John Couch and Mayor John Lowles spent Sunday in Cullman.

Mr. A.A. Doolittle joined his wife, Nannie Ketchum Doolittle here in a visit to her mother, Mrs. Lizzie Ketchum (Aunt Lizzie). Little John Self, (brother too little Mallie Self, who died a few days ago), is quite sick with pneumonia.

Miss Ethel Ragsdale, who has been visiting Mrs. R.A. Collins for some time, returned to her home in Bessemer, last Thursday.

Mr. Owens, of Garden City, was in Hanceville on Monday. Messrs: McAdams and Otto Fuller, of Cullman were here several days last week putting in some new phones.

Mr. Jack Griffin, of Cullman, spent last Wednesday in Hanceville.

Mr. Jim Griffith, of R.F.D. Number Three was in Hanceville, on Monday.

Mr. Houston Bland and Miss Talula Bland visited relatives in Cullman, last week.

Mr. Crawford Gray, of Clanton, Alabama visited parents this week.

The party at Mrs. James Speegle’s last Saturday night was quite successful.

The odd fellows box supper, given at the schoolhouse, on Friday night, was quite well-attended and a good time was had.

Mr. and Mrs. James Speegle spent Friday in Cullman.

Mrs. Mack Bland and baby, visited her sister, Mrs. William Davenport, of Garden City, on Saturday.

Miss Mary Lindsay, of Route Three was in Hanceville, on Monday.

Mr. Green Towles spent Monday in Garden City. Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Thomas are on the sick list this week.

Miss Mary Redmond and Miss White, of Bremen, visited friends in Hanceville, this week.

Mr. Sam Foust, of Walter, was here last week for the data of the town’s history. We are also indebted to Judge James Holland.

Mrs. Kate Sloan, of Warrior, visited Mrs. R.A. Collins, this week.

Mr. John Couch, day operator at Hanceville and Mr. Jack Groover, the night operator, have aided us materially in getting up this edition.

Mr. R.S. Cook was photographer in chief, though some of our pictures were taken by the editor.

Doctor Nick Schlaff, Senior, who owns a fine business here and a hotel and is making money fast, ought to have been heralded in this issue and we offered him the opportunity. He finally agreed, but the photographer was taken sick and the work was not done. Doctor Schlaff is one of the old settlers and he is an industrious, able man. He offers his entire property for sale, as his health is bad and he must seek another climate, to the great regret of his friends.

The widows and orphans Home of the R.O.O.F. will be located in Cullman, if energetic steps are taken. It is the best point of offering such inducement. One hundred and sixty acres of land and $5,000.00 will be given. Work for Cullman County! It will greatly help the county! Everybody help at once!

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