<NEWS CLIPS - 1918>
Issued week ending March 9, 1918
A. H. Portwood to Minnie Wood
J. D. Jones to Carrie Harrl
Hugh Carr to Ethel Presswood
Chas. Hown to Louwrnia Sims
Harry Hammonds to Cassie Sexton
Maynard Bishop to Ruth Hartley
Elbert Goad to Laura Innis
Issued week of March 16, 1918
Ervin H. Byrd to Lottie Nelson
Walter I Hays to Bertha A. York
IN LOVING REMEMBERANCE
of our dear mother, Louise Schubert, who died, March 8th, 1915.
Sadly missed by her husband and children.
DEATH OF JOHN H. McPETERS
After an illness of a few days, John. H. McPeters died at
his home on Flat Fork. He was the son of Mr. Jas McPeters
and a member of the Junior Order American Mechanics, under the auspices of which order he was buried Monday afternoon at the Flat Fork burrying ground. He leaves a wife surviving him.
(Week of March 22, 1918)
SUDDEN DEATH OF CHAS BROWN
On last Saturday morning, the death angel, the invisible rider
of the 'pale horse', came into the home of one of our citizens
and took away the family's head, in the person of Chas. Brown,
an old and respected citizen of the county. He was suddenly
stricken down, and after ceasing from the daily labor in which
he engaged on Saturday morning, March 16th, he only lived about
one hour. Mr. Brown was born in Lammershein Rhine Baiern Bavaris,
Germany at the Castle of the Count of Oberndorf, on Sept 28, 1847.
He was the third of nine children born tp the marriage of
Henry Edward and Maria Josephine (Fricker) Brown. They left
the old country Aug. 1, 1850 and arrived at Wartburg Oct 3rd of
the same year. Mr. Brown was early left an orphan. He married
Julia Garrett . There are four sons and four daughters surviving; Mr. O.H. Brown
of Knoxville, W. O. Brown of Petros, Ed. L. Brown and Robt Brown of Wartburg;
Miss Josie Brown of Knoxville, Mrs. Ida Hughes of Tazewell, Mrs. Willie Byrd and Miss May Brown
of Wartburg, and his widow, Julia Garrett Brown, all of whom were present at his
funeral which was conducted at the Presbyterian Church house Monday Morning at 10 o'clock.
His brother, Mr. Edward Brown of Tazewell was also present. There was a large concourse
consisting of several hundred people in attendance at the services which was conducted by
Rev. Charles Taylor of Oakdale. The burial was in the Wartburg Cemetery. (Week of March 22, 1918)
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL DEPARTMENT
Little Rex Henry, the infant son of Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Henry has been very sick for the last few days.
There is one case of small pox in Wartburg, Mr. E. M. Williams is the unfortunate person surffering with contagion,
however, the Health authorities with the acquiescence of Mr. Williams family, have taken the precaution by the
adoption of proper quarantine regulations so that others of the town, if possible, shall not be afflicted.
A large number of friends met with well filled baskets and gave Mrs. T. V. Peters a hearty
surprise on her return from La. It being her birthday, March 1st.
Mr. Carson Brown of Camp Sevier, Greenville, S.C., has been spending a few days with home folks.
Mr. Will Shick from Sterns, Ky., was in our town Thursday.
The Ladies Aid met at the Hall Thursday and quilted two quilts.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Love of Mossy Grove,
on last Sunday a Son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kreis on last Saturday, a girl.
Mr. C. C. Blake of Pine Orchard, Rockwood, Rt. 3, has recently traded his stallion for a well brd, fine blooded, jack.
Miss Minnie Adsmond is home after a trip to Knoxville and Chattanooga. She has accepted the position
of Canning Demonstrator for Union County, Tennessee.
Newton Brewster, who is stationed at Camp Sevier, S.C., is at home on a 10 day furlough.
Sheriff Byrd was here one day last week talking to the boys and it seems that he made them
believe that he is the fellow for Sheriff again, as he received 17 out of 21 votes cast.
Eugene Brown has moved from Burrville to the farm where Andy McKinney was living.
Elmer Davis, A C S fireman, is spending a few days with R. W. Davis, enjoying a case of measles.
Our S.S. was reorganized Sunday by electing John York, supt., Mr. J. G. Peters, asst. supt., Miss Nola York
secy., other the teachers selected are, Mr. J. B., York, Mrs. J.H. A. Lewallen, Mrs. J. D. Young, and Mr. J. G. Peters.
On last Saturday evening, two young fellows, supposedly from
Oneida, held up Paul Daniels and Levi Bass not far from
seventeen tunnel and took twenty dollars off of them.
They also held up Elbert Goad and he ran and they shot at him
inflicting a slight wound in his shoulder. This practice of stealing and robbing in this country should be looked after
and a stop put to it.
Last Friday, while working on a trussel below seventeen tunnel,
Mr. Henry Holliday, a brakeman on one of the dirt trains, fell from his train, falling a distance of forty or forty-five feet, receiving a serious injury to one of his ankles.
Mr. Will Sexton is very sick at this writing.
Aunt Lucretia Jones, who has the misfortune to fall and cripple herself, is slowly improving.
M.M. Foad and Alex Qualls have taken the contract to rock the Rome Church Road from Summit Park to forks of Frankfort Road.
Thorwald Strand has joined Earl Phillips in Pittsburg, allured by high wages.
Dr. Leonard Ostrowski, the oldest pioneer among the Polish
settlers, passed away last Thursday after a few days illness
with heart trouble. He moved here from Chicago some 13 years
ago and made it his home ever since. Father Sullivan said
High Mass over the remains Sunday and he was laid to rest in the Deer Lodge Cemetery. (Week of March 22, 1918)
Charlie Zellar, a promising young man of 16 years, died Monday at the residence of his parents near the Pilot Mt. road , of acute Brights disease. He was buried at the Deer Lodge Cemetery.
Charlie Phillips is home nursing a bad cold contracted on the Western Union line at tunnel 20.
JOSEPH MARTIN BRANAM, age 68 yrs,of Coalfield, died here at the home of his son-in-law, R. B. Whalen on April 5th, of cardia renal disease. He leaves a wife, one son, two sisters, and five daughters. The body was sent to Harriman, Sunday morning
on No. 1. The funeral services were conducted by Rec. Wyrick of
Harriman. Interment was made in the Willard Cemetery.
DEATH OF MRS. WM. HOWARD
We regret to learn of the death on Tuesday morning of this week,
of Mrs. Wm. Howard of Sunbright. Mrs. Howard was about 80 years
of age and the widow of the late William Howard who preceded
her on life's journey near two years ago.She leaves surviving
her, a number of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
(Week of April 12, 1918)
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL DEPARTMENT
Mr. John Davis, formerly of Oakdale, has moved onto the farm which he recently purchased from Ruscoe Human.
All business here is being run by the new time and its hoped by many that we will never go back to the old time.
Mr. Fred Jacks left Tuesday for Stearns, Ky., where he has accepted work.
Mr. & Mrs. R. B. Whalen went to Harriman Sunday where they attended the funeral and burial of Mrs. Whalen's father, Mr. Joseph Martin Branham.
Mrs. Oscar Stonecipher has returned home after an extended visit with her sister, Mrs. Pat Pearson of Oakdale.
Week of May 24, 1918
T. A. Hood to Stella Maden
Decatur Davis to Cordia Pittman
KILLED BY LIGHTNING
At the end of the O & W Ry, west of Oneida in Scott Co, at or
near a place called Gernt, it is reported that eight men sought shelter from a severe thunder and rain storm under a large oak
tree, and while there the tree was struck by the lighting, killing two instantly and injuring the others, one of whom was reported to in a dying condition, their names are not learned.
H. F. Byrd of the National Army, stationed at Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C., is spending a few days in Wartburg and
vicinity on furlough visiting home folks.
Mrs. Will Brown, of Elgin, came down last Sunday to bid good by to her brother, Arthur Duncan who left with the contingent of selected men for Camp Gordon Tuesday.
Mrs. Geo Shick has returned home after visiting her son Edward Shicks at Stearns, Ky.
Mr. E. J. Patching and family of Oakdale motored through and spent the day last Sunday week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Patching.
Mrs. R. G. Jacks is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barnett at Frankfort this week.
The roller is in our town and work has begun on our road. (Burrville) It is hoped that we will soon have good roads.
Corp. Luther N. Garrett of the Narional Army stationed at Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C. is spending a few days at home on furlough.
J. B. Powell attended the funeral of his brother-in-law, Mr. Wm. Kindrick at Rockwood last week, and on his return was accompanied
by Mrs. Rue Hagard and Miss Ruth Blake, sisters of Mrs. Powell.
Ed Mehlhorn of the National Army, stationed at Camp Sevier, was in Wartburg Sunday visiting homefolks.
Private Everett Garrett is now seeing service "somewhere in France"
while Lincoln Adams is supposedto be on the way "over there".
Lt. Dorscheid isnow at Ft. Oglethorp, Ga. in active commission.
Everett Jones who is in the U.S. Navy located on Fishers Island, N.Y., is at home on a ten day furlough.
Week of June 21, 1918
Wednesday of this week was registration day for the young men coming 21 years of age since June 5th of last year
and a large number registered who resided in all parts of the County, and we hope to publish a complete list later.
LIST OF MEN MOBILIZED
Week of June 24,-29, 1918
Elmer Davis Glen Mary J. Arthur Duncan Wartburg James P. Minor Petros Jesse C. Quinn Lancing George Ray Oliver Springs Weldie Langford Glades Willie C. Adsmond Deer Lodge Arnett H. Boone Petros Weldie Ruffner Coalfield Emmett Ooten Deer Lodge Otis Underwood Sunbright Carl H. Davie Oakdale Charles A. Morris Oliver Springs Edward B. Turpin Oakdale Albert McCartt Lancing Charles W.Phillips Oakdale John H. Ebble Deer Lodge Dock G. Howard Lancing Howard Armes Deer Lodge Arlow Ryons Deer Lodge Irl J. McCormick Sunbright Abe L. Howard Lancing Tom C. Hardy Oakdale E. H. Freytag Wartburg James M. Cross Harriman
Of the above men, James P. Minor, Charles W. Phillips and Albert McCartt were called as alternates.
CALLED TO COLORS
The young men whose names were published in our last week's issue, (except Ernest Freytag and Jesse C. Quinn) left on Tuesday of this week for Camp Gordon, Ga. There were 23 in number.
Ernest Freytag and Jesse C. Quinn who were in the selects published, were selected for special training and will be sent later together with Ray C. Quinn of Knoxville.
Mrs. T. O. Juve, widow of the late Rev. T. O.. Juve, died at her home North-west of Wartburg on Tuesday, June 18th. She leaves surviving her, six children, three sons and three daughters.
Funeral services were held on Thursday of this week and she was burried in the Wartburg Cemetery.
Mr. James Purvis, whose toe was amputated last week, is progressing nicely, and his many friends hope shortly to see him out.
GLORIOUS FOURTH OF JULY AT DEER LODGE
Big preparations are being made by the Red Cross Society and kindred committees for the big patriotic celebrations on July 4th.
S. T. Kimbell accompanied Judge W. Z. Stricklin over to Knoxville Thursday, where the Bales bankruptcy case was on hearing.
The High School Board met in Wartburg Monday and among other business transacted, employed a Mr. Ellis of New Market as
Principal, Mrs. Nancy (Turman) Quinn as Music Teacher and Miss
Cora Hornsby as teacher of domestic science and Home Economics in the Central High School for the coming fall and winter term.
Arlow Ryojn, Charlie Phillips and Bill Adsmond received their Army call.
HENRY KREIS SERIOUSLY WOUNDED
Mrs. Ben Kreis of Oakdale is reported to have received a message that her son Henry Kreis had been seriously wounded in action in France. This is the third Morgan County boy to be wounded since
the war began. Sergt. Hagood, a former Oakdale boy, and Geo Dagley of Petros being the other two.
Week of August 16, 1918
Those that attended the Normal at Wartburg last week were,
Mrs. A. C. Peters, Lonnie Gunter and Miss Mertie Goggins and
Rev. T. V. Peters.
CALLED AUGUST 24
ABOUT 150,000 YOUTHS WILL REGISTER UNDER OLD DRAFT LAW
Washington, Aug 14------Registration on Saturday, August 24,
of all youths who have reached the age of 21 since the second registration last June, was ordered today by Provost Marshall General Crowder under a proclamation by President Wilson. About 150,000 young men will register. The purpose is to add quickly
to the almost exhausted class one to meet army draft calls in September.
WILD CAT STILL RAIDED
One day last week a U.S. Deputy Rev. Collector assisted by W. A. Human, Constable of Sunbright, made a raid on a wild cat still just about two miles to the east of Sunbright, while theuy found and destroyded some of its accessories, including about 1 1/2 bbls of malt, furnace, etc, no arrests were made in connection with the raiding.
The Wartburg Chapter of the Red Cross met Monday at 2 p.m. at
the Court house and among other matters, considered the preparing
of 20 comfort kits to present the boys with, who will leave here Friday of this week, for Camp Gordon, Ga.
Mrs. Henry Freytag and daughter, Lillie May of Chattanooga were visiting in Wartburg last week.
Mr. & Mrs. Chas Hughes of Danville, Ky., spent a few days last week with the latters parents, Mr. & Mrs. S. C. Galloway.
Issued week of Sept 7th, 1918
James Broglin to Lillie Ray
Hugh Carr to Ethel Presswood
Clide Anderson to Menerva Silcox
Issued week of Sept 14, 1918
Ira Bryant to Gertrude Dotson
Walter Preswood to Malinda O??ey
Issued week of September 28th, 1918
Gardner Richards to Zena Goddard
Leroy Skeens to Florence Human
Alvis Cadle to Julia Chapman
HERBERT GARRETT WOUNDED
Another Morgan County boy, Herbert Garrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Garrett, Lancing, Rt. 1,
according to a message received by his parents, has been seiously wounded in action in France, This makes
the third soldier from our county that we have heard of being the in the casualty list.
O.K. Johnson, Sam McCoy and Willie Walker, left Friday for Camp Wadsworth, S.C.
G. M. York dismissed his school last Monday and hiked himself
down to the Co, Capital where he took upon himself the solemn
and binding oath of a J.P. If any young lady can find her a
man to tie to her, proceed with him to the Squires where the
knot will be tied at once.
John T. Stephens of the U. S. Navy came home last Sunday on Furlough.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Crouch, on the 13th, a Big Boy.
Roscoe Anderson is spending a few days at Dayton Ohio before being called to service.
It is reported that Arthur Greer is very sick with typhoid fever.
CALLED TO COLORS
Week of September 13, 1918
The following young men were selected and entrained last Friday for Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg S. C. Citizens of Wartburg generously furnished cars for their transportation to Lancing:
Granville M. Hall
Wm. H. Butler
Horatio H. Shaver
John H. McCartt
Gilbert W. Hall
Roy H. Hall
James M McCoy
Leland T. Lavender
Floyd N. Shaddows
Geo. I Hall
Sam B. McCoy
Wm. H. Walker
Floyd A. VanGundy
Henry E. Meltohn
O Keneth Johnson
David H. Wilson
Week ending Nov 2nd, 1918
Clarence Strutton to Agnes Williams
James Fagan Jr., to Carrie Book
J. B. Duncan to Lizzie Black
Week ending November 9th 1918
Frances Rucker, Col to Alberta Chatton, Col
Jay McCartt ot Nellie Robbins
MARRIED at the residence of the bride, four miles south
of Wartburg on Sunday, Nov. 3, 1918, at 10 a m
Mrs. Lizzie Black and James B. Duncan.
Squire I. J. Humamn preformed the ceremony.
Mrs. Black is the widow of the late Carl Black and daughter
of the late JWF Lehman, a prosperous farmer of this county.
Mr. Duncan is well known by our people, having been a resident
of this county all his life.
Mrs. Ross H. Williams went to Camp Sheridan, Montgomery Ala, Monday of this week to visit her husband who in camp at that place.
Our school is still closed an account of the flu in our community, but soon hope to see it open.
Mr. & Mrs. Arlow Nitzschke of Danville, Ky., spent a few days visiting his parents Mr. & Mrs. J. J. Nitzschke.
Miss Grace Kennedy of Rockwood attended the funeral of her brother Harry last Thursday.
The body of Harry Kennedy who died in the Hospital at Lexington, Ky with influenza followed by pneumonia, was shipped to Burrvlle for burial, Oct. 31st.
DEATH OF MRS. LOUVINA BOWMAN
On October 22, at 3:20 P M, Mrs. Louvina Bowmamn died at her
home in Oakdale, after an illness from influenza. She was burried
in Wartburg Cemetery on the 23rd. She leaves surviving her, her mother, Mrs. D. W. Cooper, two daughtes, Jesse Lee Hall and Mary Baldwin Starkey, and four brothers Dr. Jno L.., James, Joe B, and Dave W., Jr., and her husband John Bowman. Mrs. Bowman formerly
resided in Wartburg and was well known here. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. D. W. Cooper.
OSCAR WILLIAMS, KILLED IN ACTION
A telegram has been received by Mrs. W. D. Jones of this place,
that her son, Private Oscar Williams, was killed in action on
Sept 28th. This makes the second Morgan County bouy to make
the supreme sacrifice in the present world war. Young Williams enlisted about one year ago and went overseas not long thereafter.
He was only eighteen years of age and was the oldest son of Mrs. Jones
TWO MORE MORGAN COUNTY BOYS ON CASUALTY LIST
On last Friday appeared the name of John H. Carson, Oliver Springs, killed in action and on Saturday the name of Lee Martin, Coalfield, wounded, degree undetermined. Both Morgan County boys, Carson, the first named who has made the supreme sacrifice left Morgan County, Sept., 1917 in a contingent of drafted men of about 65 in number.
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