Friday, December 15, 2017

Miss May Paschall of Contennea Weds Prominent Young Railroad Man of Richmond, 1909

“Tucker-Paschall,” from The Farmer and Mechanic newspaper published in Raleigh, N.C., Dec. 28, 1909

Virginia Gentleman Weds Wilson County Woman—On Northern Honeymoon.

Wilson, N.C., Dec. 25—Miss May Paschall, the pretty and winsome daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Paschall of Contennea, some three miles south of Wilson, was united in marriage Wednesday evening at 10:30 to Mr. W.H. Tucker, a prominent young railroad man of Richmond, an employe of the Atlantic Coast Line.

Rev. Mr. Speigel, pastor of the Christian Church, united the happy couple, leaving with a party of relatives and friends for the home of the bride on the southbound shoofly, returning on the northbound. Both trains were late on account of the heavy Christmas traffic. The bride and groom left last night for Washington and other points north on their honeymoon.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Bill Mooney Regrets Quarreling, Killing His Friend, 1916

“Remained With Victim All Night,” from the Hickory Daily Record, Saturday evening, Dec. 23, 1916

After having shot and almost instantly killed Ed Culbertson, wood foreman of the Ritter Lumber Company at Edgemont, Bill Mooney, a log loader employed by the same company, built a fire and remained with his victim through the night, according to persons arriving in Hickory today from the lumber town.

The men were good friends and the killing is said to have been the result of a quarrel. Details of the killing were not learned, but passengers stated today that Mooney, as they left Edgemont, was sitting by the corpse.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Gifts for Ford Owners Included a Radio, Exterior Mirror, Heater, 1948

Items that are standard on today's cars and trucks were purchased separately in the past, thus making the perfect gift for an automobile owner. Here's an interesting list of suggestions for Ford owners, which includes a radio, lights, an exterior mirror, and a heater. This advertisement is from a 1948 issue of Life magazine.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mrs. Harry Deft Killed, Four Others Injured in Car Accident, 1940

“Mrs. Harry Delf Killed,” from the New York Times, Dec. 17, 1940

Four Others in New York Family Hurt in Road Mishap in South

Fayetteville, N.C., Dec. 16 (AP)—Mrs. Jean Delf, 37, of New York City, was killed and four other persons were injured near here on the Dunn highway this afternoon when their automobile skidded on wet pavement and overturned several times

Harry Delf, 48, an author, Mrs. Delf’s husband, suffered severe chest injuries, and their son, Harry Jr., serious back injuries. Their daughter Enid, 11, suffered a lacerated scalp and hands, and Mrs. Sara Densen, 58, mother of Mrs. Delf, had a knee injury.

Harry Delf, a former vaudeville actor, wrote several comedies for the screen and stage, including “The Family Upstairs,” “Sun Showers,” a musical comedy, and ‘Six Feet Under.” He was one of the principal actors in the 1926 edition of the Earl Carroll Vanities.

Susie Toms to Wed Lt. Stamey, 1917

From The Review, High Point, N.C., December 20, 1917

Lt. Stamey to Wed     

The editor has received the following invitation announcing the forthcoming marriage of his cousin, Lieutenant Roderick A. Stamey:

“Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morgan request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Susie Toms, to Mr. Roderick Alexander Stamey, lieutenant in the United States army, on Saturday, the twenty-ninth of December, at 11 o’clock in the morning, Methodist Episcopal church, Hertford, N.C.”


Monday, December 11, 2017

Local and Personal News, Hickory Daily Record, 1916

“Local and Personal,” from the Hickory Daily Record, Friday evening, Dec. 22, 1916

Most of the snow is gone at any rate, but this was the sort of wind that blows through one’s whiskers.

Another case of scarlet fever developed yesterday, a small son of Sergeant Gene Sigmon having contracted the disease. It has been two weeks since another case occurred, and there are now only three in town, one of which will be released from quarantine in a few days.

Mr. C.B. Yount is at home for the Christmas holidays from the Atlanta Dental College.

Mr. A.E. Warner and son, Mr. Crommer of Thomasville are visiting Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Warner.

Mrs. J.S. Jones and children are spending Christmas at Eufola with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Wilson.

The Alexander County ferry was frozen up Wednesday, and Hickory people began to talk about a bridge across the river at that point.

Misses Lucile and Katherine Coone and Master Charles Coone of Gastonia are visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Miller.

Miss Kate Miller of Gastonia arrived in the city today to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Miller.

Mrs. F.E. Nichols who was wired to go to Charlotte Wednesday to witness an operation upon her niece, is expected home today or tomorrow.

Some unusually fine new calendars are being issued and one of the prettiest being the calendar presented to patrons of the First National Bank.

Dr. Fred Campbell, who is taking a full course of dentistry in the Dental College at Atlanta, Ga., is home for the holidays and is looking well. He says it is cold in Atlanta but no snow.

Mr. H.A. Sacks of New York, after spending a few days in the city in the interest of the Hickory Hosiery Mills, for which he is the New York agent, left for home yesterday afternoon.

Mr. C.D. Moose of Charlotte spent several days in the city.

Mr. Earl Nabors of Spencer spent yesterday in the city.

Mr. George Barnhardt of Lenoir was a Hickory visitor yesterday.

Mr. E. Bryan Jones returned home this morning to spend the holidays.

Mr. J.C. Seagle of Lenoir was a business visitor to Hickory today.

Mr. Bailey Patrick is at home for the holidays from Davidson College.

Mr. W.M. Reese of Hendersonville has returned to Hickory for the holidays.

Mr. Elvin Bumgarner, a law student at the University, is home for the holidays.

Mr. Clyde Herman is home from a business college in Kentucky to spend the holidays.

Miss Ethel Starnes who has been in school at Elon College, is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Starnes.

Miss Katheryne Shuford returned last night from St. Mary’s, Raleigh, to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Shuford.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Comments From the High Point Review, 1911

“High Point Review” from the front page of The Review, High Point, N.C., December 22, 1911

--Butter and eggs are high again, but something always is.

--The right place to censor postcards is in the manufactories.

--Winter is acting as if it has found the right place to settle down.

--It is suspected that somebody at the Medicine Hat has left the door open.

--Military experts have devised a gun for killing aviators. But what’s the point?

--This is the time for the cold weather prophets to shout that they told us so.

--California’s first woman jury acquitted an editor. He must have been a good looking feller.

--Another aeronaut threatens to fly across the Atlantic. He is said to be a good swimmer.

--Sometimes a man goes through the life as a dictator and sometimes he marries his stenographer.

--A York, Pa., man ate a live mouse, there being now accounting for tastes, as we have said before.

--It must be a great experience to be engaged to a girl who can say “I love you” in 54 languages.

--Dr. Wiley says that American cooking is the worst in the world. Eating must be an awful chore to Dr. Wiley.

--Once more tailors and coal dealers are taking some interest in life. Also trade in thermometers is brisk again.

--A Chicago man who has been hairless for 50 years now has a full beard, easy as a pork millionaire acquiring culture.

--Sea captain in love with a Maryland maid eloped by mistake with her twin sister. However, it’s all in the family.


--A college professor advises all men to wear whiskers. Evidently he has been cut up by a barber and wants to get even.

--We see by the papers that an Indiana girl was hurt playing football. Evidently she was training to be a suffragette.

--A Philadelphia clergyman says that no business man can be honest. All isn’t gospel that is dealt out from some pulpits.

--A New Hampshire manufacturer of 77 has married a girl bookkeeper, so his estate will be straightened up properly.

--If the boxing game continues to lose its popularity it will soon be necessary for our boxers to join their brethren in China.

--The man who rocks the boat, having had a chance to rest up a bit, is now engaged in dragging the gun through the bushes.

--An Andover professor complains because Harvard men sit up when they pray, but how he would complain if they sat up to play cards!

--A college professor announces that the earth will cease revolving in 5321. Now then some game sport ought to bet him a million that it won’t!

--Chicago proposes to give all the streets names easy to pronounce. But that won’t make any difference with the conductors who call them off.

--Connecticut grave digger, 85 years old, celebrated his birthday by digging his own grave. Some people have queer ideas of amusement.

--The young fellow in Massachusetts who has reached the age of 21 without having kissed a girl may be a virtuous youth, but it strikes us that his early education has been neglected.

--The earth, we are told, will be habitable for the next 10,000,000 years. This announcement will case a feeling of relief among those who have been thinking of leasing apartments on Mars.