Files from Yesteryear: 1950


From the files of 1950:

Henry Ford Turner of Hanceville is working on his doctorate at the University of Alabama.

Three men were arrested, on Sunday, at Beech Grove, after store owner, L.A. Lynn was found lying under his porch, beaten. He was robbed of $200.00.

Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel J. Jones were injured when a 15-year-old youth attempted to pass Walter L. Horton’s vehicle, knocking it off the road and hitting the Jones’ vehicle head on. Mr. Jones has a broken leg and cuts and bruises. Mrs. Jones has a lacerated scalp and bruises.

Mrs. Nellie Coffman, age 86, fell at her Hanceville home and broke a hip, last Thursday. She is the mother of John T. Christian.

Maxine Floyd, age 19, was killed in a Garden City accident on October 19th. Maxine’s twin sister, Christine, died an hour later and another sister, Mrs. Margaret Jones, suffered a back injury. They were all three telephone operators in Birmingham. The ladies were enroute to visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emory Floyd, of Vinemont. They were well-known as the Floyd Sisters Trio.

John. T. Harper, age 69 and John Frank Lambert, age 69, both died this week in separate incidents of self-inflicted gunshot wounds, according to coroner, Grady Moss.

Roy Richter is leaving this week for a pre-induction physical.

F.S. Green has the flu and has been confined to his New Hope residence.

Mrs. Eva Handley, of Berlin, has dug about six hundred crates of sweet potatoes.

Roy James Stewart and Margaret Jean Bice, of Walter, were recently married. Margaret is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bice.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Buckness and daughters, of Oneonta, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Razzie Rice.

Mrs. Emmie Smith and Mrs. M.A. Alldredge spent Sunday with relatives in Mount Pinson.

Alton Duke and his son went fishing last week.

Several persons in the Gold Ridge Community are painting the school this week.

State Senator, B.R. Fant, Veteran President of the Cullman County Farm Bureau has been elected to another term.

The new Seventh Street Baptist Church building is almost complete.

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Burrow of Trade celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary, on October 15, with a dinner party.

Janet and Patricia Gibbs, of Birmingham, attended church at Holly Pond on Sunday.

Jeff Ray of the Welcome Community remains ill.

J.P. Hudson, of Fairview, is in serious condition in Veteran’s Hospital in Tuscaloosa.


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