Files from Yesteryear: 1905, 1935 and 1955


From the files of 1905:

Mark S. Chance is visiting friends in Georgia.

John Burden, of Baileyton, was in the city today.

Willie Griffin is attending the summer formal at Falkville.

Professor A.B. Murphree, who has been teaching at Flint, is again at home.

Charles Deppe and C.C. Whaley went to the Magic City on Wednesday.

Mrs. R.M. Brown and children spent the past week, at Joppa, with relatives.

Miss Alice Cottingham, of South Carolina, is visiting her brother, Doctor W.J. Cottingham.

Walter King, of the Montgomery Advertiser, was here with friends on Sunday.

There was not more than a third of a crop of strawberries this year.

Reverend L.T. Reeves and Howard Halbrook attended commencement at Howard College this week.

Tom Callahan, Junior and Misses Pearl and Etta Warren, of Arkadelphia visited the G. Scott Leeth family.

A little son of Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Stinson, while climbing a tree, caught a live telephone wire and was unable to turn loose. Neighbors soon rescued him, without injury.

Mr. and Mrs. John Sparks were guests of the R.B. Sparks on Sunday. The latter couple has a baby boy.

Mrs. S.P. Daniel, of Holly Pond, is ill.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Holmes, of Katie, last week.

Mrs. H. Arnold and children, of Cullman, visited Mrs. H. Rehling, on Sunday, at Gays Chapel.

Jesse Howell was thrown from his horse on Monday and broke his leg, between and hip and knee.


From the files of 1935:
The Gold Medal for General Excellence was awarded to Jane Dodson at the Sacred Heart Academy Commencement on Tuesday. Highest scholastic average awards went to Anna Lee Veigh, first; Ruth Fehler, second, senior class; Marie Eckl, first; Clara Price, second, junior class; Helen Leigeber, first, Melda Ponder, second, sophomore class and Alma Price, first, Anna Margaret Karter, second, freshman class.

Bland Motor Company, Cullman’s New Ford Dealer, will move into the Fuller Brother’s Building on Fourth Street. Bland succeeds Mattingly Motors Company as the Ford Dealer here.

Mrs. Alfred Newman will leave on Saturday for her home in Baltimore, Maryland, after a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Racke.


From the files of 1955:

Mrs. John Christian entertained at her home on Sunday, honoring Mrs. James T. Odell, of Evansville, Indiana. Guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Niles Land and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Meyer and Linda and Mrs. Maude Jackson, all of Birmingham; Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Keller and family, of Cullman; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Keller and family, of Gadsden; Mr. and Mrs. Max Meyer and family, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Morgan and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Morgan and children, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Cobb and family and Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Keller, all of Hanceville and the honoree.


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