Sunday, January 8, 2017

Local News From Hickory, N.C., 1916

Local news from the Hickory Daily Record, January 3, 1916

The funeral of Mrs. James B. Beard, who died Tuesday afternoon, will be held from the Church of the Ascension Thursday morning at 10:30. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. S.B. Stroup, rector, will conduct the service. Mrs. Beard’s death came as a shock to her many friends in Hickory, where she was so greatly loved. She will be missed not only from her church, of which she was a devoted member, but from the club and social activities of the city.

Mr. Lewis B. Gwin, cashier for the Southern and C. & N.W. freight depot, is ill at his home with pneumonia, the case developing Tuesday night.

Wheat on the Hickory market advanced today to $2 a bushel and flour will take another upturn. The cause of course is the admitted failure of the peace negotiations to result in any hope of an early cessation of war.

Mr. Avery Baker, on of Catawba’s best farmers, was a business visitor to Hickory today.

The Do As You Please Club will meet with Miss Francis Geitner tomorrow at 4 o’clock.

Rev. J.G. Garth returned last night from Salisbury where he attended the meeting of the Concord Presbytery.

Misses Rose and Frank Martin left today for Raleigh to resume their studies at Meredith College.

Mrs. E.L. Flowers and children returned home this afternoon from Asheville, where they visited Mrs. Flowers’ sister.

Mrs. Geo. W. Killian, Miss Annie and Master Geo. Jr., returned last night from a visit to relatives in Rocky Mount.

Miss Mildred Farris of Charryville arrived in the city today to spend a few days, the guest of Miss Eileene Yorke.

Mrs. D.M. Boyd is visiting relatives in Lincolnton.

Mr. Ben Gaddy of Hickory, who was operated on in Statesville for appendicitis, is improving nicely.

The Needlecraft club will meet tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock with Mrs. Guy Cline.

Mrs. A.M. Powell, who has been spending several weeks with her daughter, returned to Raleigh today.

Hickory will entertain a distinguished visitor next Sunday in the person of Dr. George Leslie Onwake, president of the Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa. Dr. Onwake is a young man but stands among the first of the educators of his church and a coming man in the educational circle of the country. He will deliver an address in the Reformed Church Sunday night and everybody is invited to hear him. While in the city, President Onwake will be the guest of Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Shuford.

Members of St. Paul’s congregation, never tiring of well doing, gave their pastor, Rev. J.E. Barb and family further cause for loving them. They presented him with a purse containing $31 and enough groceries, chickens and other good things to last the family until midsummer. Mr. Barb naturally appreciates the spirit shown by his members and is grateful for their interest.

Dr. J.M. Clark began work in his new office yesterday as superintendent of home missions and evangelism of the Concord Presbytery. Rev. Clark attended the meeting of the Presbytery in Salisbury yesterday. He will be in Cabarrus County this week in the interest of home mission work.

Mr. Ralph Ballew, after spending the holidays at home, left this afternoon for Chapel Hill to resume his studies at the University. Mr. Frank Allen returned Tuesday.

Miss Mary Moose, daughter of Rev. J.R. Moose of Korea, will speak at the Methodist Church tonight at 7:30. Miss Moose, who is a student at the Greensboro Women’s College, is visiting relatives in Hickory. All people are urged to come out tonight to hear Miss Moose speak.

The city council Tuesday night spent the longer part of its weekly meeting discussing the kind and price of motors suitable for driving the pumps in the waterworks and most of the remainder in considering matters connected with the new graded school building, work on which is progressing satisfactorily. There was nothing of importance to come before the board, routine business filling in the intervals.

Last evening the Hickory Music Club was delightfully entertained by Mrs. J.L. Murphy. The topic for the evening was Horation William Parker. Mrs. Bailey opened the program with the Egyptian Serenade and Why. Mrs. C.R. Warlick sang “O Ask Me Not.” Mrs. J.L. Cilley followed with Scherzo. “Loving” by Frank La Forge was beautifully sung by Miss Mary Ramsay, accompanied by Mrs. J.H. Hatcher. Mrs. will Menzies played Novelette and ended the program with a piece of her own composition—“Breath of Lilies.”

Mrs. T.E. Field has moved from her former residence on Fifteenth Street to Thirteenth Avenue, where she will reside pending the erection of a new home near the new graded school.


Everything was unusually quiet in this town during the holidays. NO disturbance of any kind was reported. The mayor didn’t have any warrants to issue nor any cases to be tried during the season.

Miss Lela Cook is spending several days with relatives and friends at Shuford.

Mr. Calvin Lail and family moved to Shelby one day last week.

Mr. P.A. Carpenter of Forest City is spending several days here with the family of Mrs. M.J. Lackey.

Mr. J.M. Freeman, overseer of the weave room, spent several days last week with his father and his two brothers at Lexington. He reports a fine time.

Miss Julia Richard f Granite visited the family of Mrs. P.A. Cook one day last week.

Mr. A. Elmore of Granite was here Saturday and Sunday visiting his daughter, Mrs. Fred Locke.

Mrs. M.J. Lackey is visiting relatives near Morganton at present.

Mr. Julius Abee of Belmont, N.C., was here several days last week visiting his brother J.F. Abee and his sister, Miss Minnie Abee.

Mr. and Mrs. Bowman from Alexander County spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. O.F. Ekard in west Hickory.

There was a mistake about Mr. Obed Eckard selling his house and lot in West Hickory. It was Mr. Obed Shook who made the sale.

The West Hickory graded school began the spring term Tuesday.

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