Files from Yesteryear: 1902, 1952

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From the Files of 1902:

J.A. McMinn has just opened a full line of groceries at his old stand.

A.W. Lancaster has gone to Falkville to see his brother-in-law, who is reported dangerously ill.

Miss Eliza Weatherford, who was formerly central in the local Telephone Exchange, was married in Athens recently to Robert Gray.

Delegates to the State Reunion in Montgomery from the Thomas H. Watts Camp here are Hiram Atkins, S.H. Herrin, P.H. Kinney, F.A. Johnson, Ira Aaron and Doctor J.H. Oden.

J.S. Baker and family have moved from Holly Pond to Hanceville.

Ernest Hancock has begun to rebuild his residence, which was destroyed by fire a few months ago.

Walter King, who has been ill, has recovered and will leave today for Talladega, where he has accepted the foremanship of that excellent paper, Our Mountain Home.

From the Files of 1952:

The Hanceville F.F.A. Chapter is landscaping the grounds around the Blue Star Historical Marker at Johnson’s Crossing. The members are Don Alexander, James Clark, Paul Dean, Ray Duke, Wayne Foust, Marshall House, Billy Ray Hicks, Thoyd Hunter, Kenneth Kretzschmar, Charles McPherson, Wilton Reid, James Rice and Howell Trimble. L.B. Cagle is their advisor.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Arnett and Mr. and Mrs. Buford both have baby daughters, born in October. They lived in New Hope.

Bearcats Jerry McClendon, James Higgerson, Mark Heatherly, Donald Burnham, Harry Nix, Bob Russell, Pat Padgett, Ralph Blalock, Charles Waters, David Quattlebaum, Chyron Wood, Brownie West, Bill Martin, Bill Baggett and Max Kelley led Cullman to a 27-20 win over Guntersville.

Bob Dahlke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dahlke, of Cullman, is playing football at the University of Florida.

The Junior Halloween party at Holly Pond was enjoyed by Joan Henderson, Marshall Burgess, Peggy Sue Harris, Alice Sue Shaw, Jimmy Holcombe, Judy Gilley, Walter Reid, Billy Nuss, Jimmie Dean Carnell, Olen Daniel, Larry Moon and Ray and Faye Smith, etc.

Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Calvert celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on October 12 at their home near Robertsdale. They were married in Crane Hill. Among the relatives who joined the celebration from Cullman County were W.R. Calvert, M.J. Phillips and Voight Phillips. The Calverts have four children, Mrs. Lera Hastings, of Pensacola, M.C. Calvert, of Mobile and Sam and Clelis Calvert, of Robertsdale. They also have nine grandchildren.

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