Files from Yesteryear: 1938


From the Files of 1938:

Mrs. John Traughber, age 45, of Cullman, Route Six, died on June 3rd. Mrs. Traughber, with her husband, were managers of the South Park Tourist Camp.

The funeral services were conducted from Moss-Scheuing Funeral Home Chapel, on June 4th and interment was in Protestant Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Mr. John Traughber; one sister, Mrs. R.M. Taylor, of Russellville, Kentucky and one brother, John B. Lynch, of Russellville, Kentucky. Moss-Scheuing was in charge.


The five-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Estes died at the home of her parents in the Brooklyn community, on June 1st and was buried on June 2nd, at the Brooklyn Cemetery.


Marriage Licenses:

June 1st – Mancel Laseter, 17, to Aupline Watson, 18.

June 2nd – Emmett A. Pritchett, 22, to Johnie Mae Dillard, 18.

June 3rd – Henderson Lay, 24, to Lucille O’Rear, 25.

June 4th – Arthur Morgan, 24, to Ora Belle Rogers, 14; James Louie Kent, 24, to Ella Lee Bolzle, 24 and Clarence W. Johnson, 22, to Montez Manning, 18.


Two armed bandits entered the filling station operated by Glyn Anderson, about ten miles north of Cullman, on the Bee-Line Highway, early Sunday morning and escaped with $19.00 in cash and three cartons of cigarettes, taken from Odean Anderson, night manager of the stand and about $20.00, from a tourist customer.

The men were armed with a 16-gauge shotgun and one man appeared to be intoxicated. The men were dressed in overalls and after the robbery, left walking through the woods from the station.

The hold-up took place just at daybreak, on Sunday morning.


Mrs. Eugene Grayot, wife of Cullman’s former assistant postmaster, succumbed at 9:30 a.m., on June 3rd in South Highland’s Infirmary, Birmingham. She had been taken there Thursday for treatment. Mrs. Grayot suffered with high blood pressure for the past eight years and was in very poor health for three months prior to her passing.

Before her marriage to E.A. Grayot, in Houston, Texas, on July 18th, 1900, the deceased was Miss Doro Forstmann. She was born in Cullman County, on April 4th, 1881. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. M.J. Mitchell, of Knoxville, Tennessee and Mrs. James Lummus, of Clinton, Tennessee; one granddaughter, Miss Dorothy Jo Mitchell, of Knoxville, Tennessee; one brother, Henry Forstmann, of Birmingham and one sister, Mrs. C.W. Dorrough, of Cullman.

Reverend K.N. Mathews, pastor of the Methodist Church, assisted by Reverend S.O. Kimbrough, conducted the services from the residence on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m.

Charles Self, Joe Ray, J.S. Gibson, L.J. Wagner, R.M. Brown and Herbert Wallace served as pallbearers.


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