Files from Yesteryear: 1937

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From the Files of 1937:

Bernard Fromholdt died Thursday morning at the Cullman Hospital about 5 o’clock a.m. He was taken to the hospital on Wednesday morning after a sudden illness. He had been in apparently good health, up to this time.

Surviving are his widow and four children, Charles, Bernard, Junior, Joe and Frank Fromholdt.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Moss Sheuing, later.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lohrey nee Dorothy Deer, of Dayton, Ohio, are announcing the birth of an eight-pound son.

Marriage licenses issued recently include:

July 8th

Paul C. Howle to Margarite Cook.

July 7th

Andrew Harris to Mattie Lee Williamson.

July 10th

William Jesse Howell to Mrs. Nola Bland, Zelphar Jones to Vera Day, Glenn Ryan to Beulah Carroll, Conrad Camp to Verla Mae Merrill and Robert J. Purvis to Mildred Teague.

July 11th

W.E. Dixon, Junior to Tommye B. Jennings.

July 12th

Cecil Mauldin to Agnes Stephens.

Mrs. J.W. White, age 55, died at her home on Cullman, Route Five, Saturday, June 26th, after an illness of about six weeks.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday, June 28th, at Bethlehem Church with Reverend Wilhite and Reverend Calvert officiating.

Surviving are her husband, J.W. White and seven children, Floyd White, Mrs. Lillie Baker, Grady White, Vester White, Henry White, Clyde White and Miss Clairene White.

An all-day picnic held on the River Bend School grounds on Friday, July 9th was the concluding feature of a series of farmers meetings, which began in the River Bend School last September.

Most of the chicken served at the picnic was barbecued by the farmers and their wives down on the river bank. Ice cream and lemonade, also made on the river bank, had a major place on the menu for the day. Swimming and boat riding were engaged in by young and old, of both sexes and afforded a splendid means of keeping cool.

The picnic was the first of its kind to be held in the community and was supervised by James Cooper, Agricultural teacher, who has been conducting the evening school with the farmers in River Bend.

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