AfriGeneas States Research Forum
Re: [AL] The CLEBURNE NEW ERA June 1896
In Response To: [AL] Cleburne County News ()
NEWSPAPER NOTICES FROM "THE CLEBURNE NEW ERA" for JUNE 1896
NEWSPAPER Issue of Thursday, June 4, 1896
I want to exchange a double barrel shot gun for a set of single harness. S.C. Zaner
John D. Ayres, a prominent merchant and farmer of Randolph county is in town, accompanied by his wife.
Mrs. S.E. Bell is spending a few weeks with her daughter, Mrs. M.F. McMurray near Beasons Mills.
Mr. and Mrs. T.I. Landers have returned from Clay county where they have been visiting relatives for the past three months.
DIED - - Mr. Henry Burks, a brother-in-law of John F. Hilton of near Heflin, died at his home at East Lake this week. His remains were brought here last night, and will be interred at Cedar Creek Cemetery today.
DIED- - Mrs. R.R. Hilton died at her home near Arbacoochee last Sunday and was buried at Cedar Creek on Monday. She was about eighty years old. She leaves a large number of relatives and friends who sorrow at her decease.
Last Monday, a negro boy about twenty years old, Henry Burns, criminally assaulted Mrs. Prestridge, wife of Larkin Prestridge, a farmer living in Abernathy beat. Mr. Prestridge was absent from home at the time and Mrs. Prestridge was alone in the house; when assaulted she screamed and her cries were heard by her son, a lad of fifteen, and another boy, about the same age, who were only a short distance away. They ran to her assistance, the negro heard them coming and ran away. Mr. Mitchell who lives near there was sent for and came with his dogs and began a chase, which continued all night and resulted in his capture about 1 o'clock the next morning. The negro crossed Tallapoosa river twelve times trying to elude the dogs, but was captured and lodged in jail at Edwardsville.
ABERNATHY Community News
Two of Mr. Lee Benefield's little children died one day last week and were buried in the same coffin.
Crops promise to be the best in years, are growing nicely since the recent delightful showers.
NEWSPAPER Issue of Thursday, June 11, 1896
Mrs. A.A. Campbell moved to Anniston Wednesday. She has leased the Parker House in that city and will run it as a restaurant and boarding house. Her brother, A.C. Stephenson will assist her in the management.
The county populist convention met at Edwardsville last Monday and nominated the following ticket:
For Representative: W.J. Campbell of Beat 6
Sheriff, Largus Bell, Beat 4
Treasurer, W.B. Ferguson, Beat 4
Tax Collector, Mr. Dishroom of Beat 11
Tax Assessor, D. W. Gray, Beat 2
Superitendant of Education, J.A. Yother, Beat 7
Commissioners, John Snow, Beat 13 and S.L. Jackson, Beat 9
W.J. Snow of Anniston was over last Sunday to visit his Heflin friends.
Miss Hattie Canada of Iron City is visiting her cousin, Miss Bulah Jenkins.
Miss Eliza Hughes of Iron City is visiting her sister, Mrs. T.J. Williamson.
Miss Eulah Herron attended the Adams - Forbes wedding at Anniston on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Barron of Albertville visited the latter's sister, Mrs. J.W. Kitchens, this week.
Mrs. R.R. Hilton died at her home near Arbacoochee on Sunday May 31st and was buried at Cedar Creek Cemetery on Monday. A large concourse of people who knew her in life attended her funeral to attest the love and respect they had for her. She was born in Ray County, Tennessee, January 1816 and moved with her husband to Alabama in 1837. She joined the Missionery Baptist church at the age of thirteen years and for sixty-seven years until her death, lived as a humble devout christian. At the time of her death she was eighty years and five months old and in this long life she witnessed many changes in the country and had so lived that when she was laid to rest it was said of her, a noble woman, a good neighbor and a true christian, has been called of God to a higher, better life. She leaves eight sons, two daughters and a large number of grandchildren and great grandchildren to be guided by the light of her life shining on the pathway she trod so long and faithfully.
IN MEMORIAM of MRS. MARY ALICE CALHOUN
In memory of Mrs. Mary Alice Calhoun, daughter of Rev. John M. and Nancy Evans, who was born in Cleburne County, September 18, 1851 and died at the home of her father on June 9, 1896. She was married to Elijah B. Calhoun on March 30, 1882. To this union were born four children, two girls and two boys who with father and many relatives are left to mourn the loss of a good mother, loving wife and sympathizing relatives. Sister Calhoun was converted in early life at Muscadine Camp ground and joined the M.E. Church. She was a devoted christian and gave the fullest assurance of her aceptance with christ. She was resigned to the will of god and patiently suffered awaiting her master's call. She was a dutiful daughter, a faithful wife, a previous sister, and an affectionate mother. Though she has gone to heaven she is the same loving mother, and will await the coming of her lord to reunite loved ones. Kind angels watch her sleeping dust, till jesus comes to raise the just. Then may!
NEWSPAPER Issue of Thursday, June 18, 1896
Mr. W.C. White of Hightower sends us the first cotton bloom, June 14th. Mr. White is a farmer from away back, in fact if you want to see a set of straight up all wool and a yard wide, up to date farmers, go up about Hightower.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Will Worley, a nine pound girl on Tuesday the 16th, inst.
Mrs. W.A. Montgomery who has been visiting relatives in Arkansas the past two months returned to Heflin yesterday.