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LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, AUGUST 17th.1923.
Grandma WEAVER, of Ripley, who had been visiting in the R. L. WEAVER
home, is now visiting her daughter at Central.
Paul THURMOND and sister, Annie Lee THURMOND, of Gates, were
guests here last week.
Mr.& Mrs. Jack CHAMBERS and son, Byron, spent Sunday in the
J. F. THURMOND home.
Rev.& Mrs. Enos THURMOND have returned to their home in
Huntington, after two weeks visit with parents, Mr. & Mrs. Jim THURMOND.
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***
Messer's. P. F. and L. R. HUTCHERSON with their
wives, spent Sunday and Monday in Blytheville, Ark.
Mrs. Ella THUM GIVEN, 36, who lived near Henning, died in Baptist Memorial
Memphis Monday afternoon, following an operation and a short illness. Mrs. GIVEN went
to the hospital on August 7th. She is survived by her husband, J. R. GIVEN and two
children; Eula B., and A. Lee GIVEN. The body was forwarded to Henning for
***MASCEDONIA***MR. & Mrs. R. M. MIDYETT and daughter, Maggie, have returned
after spending several days on the Bluff with relatives.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, AUGUST 24th,1923
*******************A PEEP INTO THE PAST***AUGUST 26th,1896***********.
Mr. PERRY, one of our citizens, died Friday at the home of his son-in-law, Mack MANESS.
May 29th, 1896--Tom WOOD, living near Henning, was killed by lightening while in the
field hoeing cotton. His body was not found till in the afternoon.
*****************************END OF PAST*****************************.
***CENTRAL***Aubrey WEBB has gone to Middle Tennessee to visit
***LIGHTFOOT***Messers. E. S. METER and G. W. METER made a business trip to
Ashport one day last week.
Mr. E. S. METER and family have returned home after several days visit to relatives in
The Death Angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. ROBERSON in Memphis, and
claimed little J. C. Jr. His death was caused from heart trouble. The remains were
here for interment accompanied by his parents and his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. D. Y. COUGHLAN.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. R. ROACH in the home of W. F. ROBERSON.
***HENNING***Mr. T. T. GREGORY, enroute to Memphis Monday morning was
stricken with apoplexy. On reaching Memphis, he was rushed to the hospital, but it was to
late for medical aid. His remains were brought to Henning Tuesday morning, accompanied
by his brother, J. R. GREGORY and wife; Misses Kathleen and Marie GREGORY; sister, Mrs. J. D.
TARRANT; and two daughters, Misses Vera and Grace GREGORY, of Jackson. Funeral services were held at the family residence by Rev. V. A.
was laid to rest beneath a mound of lovely offerings at Bethlehem
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***G. W. DANIELS, one year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Clyde DANIELS, of Curve,
died August 16th.
Mrs. Lillie HILL and children, and Mr. J. C. KLUTTS are visiting Mr. & Mrs. R. C.
in Cleveland, Miss
Mr. Robert CLARK died Thursday of last week at his home near Luckett
and was buried
at Asbury Friday.
Miss Cordie Woodrow STEPHENS, daughter of Mr.& Mrs. F. J. STEPHENS, died
home near Orysa August 14th.
Mrs. R. C. KLUTTS was carried to Gartley-Ramsey Hospital in Memphis
treatment under a specialist. Latest reports from her bedside are that
she is improving.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, AUGUST 31st,1923
***TRAGIC DEATH***The tragic death of Mr. J. D. HANSON, who was drowned in
Chisholm Lake, west of Ripley, Tuesday morning about 9:45 a.m. cast a pall
of sadness over
our entire community. In company with a party from Ripley, Mr. HANSON had
gone to the
lake for an outing. Some of the men were up the lake fishing when it was
someone go and notify them to come in with the fish so that lunch might
be prepared. HANSON volunteered to go, and within a short distance of the
camp his boat
was found about 30 minutes after he had left, but no sign of its occupant. The boat had
drifted ashore and upon investigation, it was discovered that Mr. HANSON
had drowned. A
runner was sent to the nearest telephone and friends in Ripley were
notified of the
deplorable accident. The body was found about 3 p.m. Mr. HANSON was in his
and was a native of Sardis, Miss., where his mother and one sister reside. Another
sister, Mrs. J. S. RADFORD lives in Newbern. All three attended the last
rites. He was a
member of the First Methodist Church in Ripley. He is survived by his widow, who was
Miss Carrie LIPSCOMB, of Henning and a little daughter. For 12
years, "Doss" HANSON
had been a prominent figure, being connected with the hardware and
furniture firm of Thompson Bros. Co., of which he was secretary-treasurer at the time of his death. Burial in
***DEATH***Mr. James Newton SAMUEL, aged 67 years, died at his home on
Sunday afternoon, after several weeks illness, of a
complications of illness. Deceased was a native of Mississippi, but removed to Lauderdale
County when a
young man and settled near Fulton, Tennessee. Twenty years ago he moved to
had resided here since. He was twice married; the first
time to Miss
Tabitha V. THOMPSON, who died May 11th, 1892 and on March 29th, 1893, he married
Minnie JENKINS. He had no children by either wife. Interment in Maplewood Cemetery.
***DEATH***Mrs. Ellen CRAIG died at her home in Blytheville, Ark., and was buried in
Sawyers Cemetery the following day. Mrs. CRAIG was 48 years old and was a
Mr. & Mrs. J. F. HAYNES. She was born and reared in Lauderdale County. She was
December 10th, 1893 to Mr. J. A CRAIG, who preceded her in death four years
ago. to this union, five children were born, two boys and three girls. One daughter
preceded her to the
Great Beyond. She is survived by her children; Walter & Jesse CRAIG and
Lillian & Mary CRAIG, all of Blytheville; four brothers, George, Lee and Reb HAYNES, of
Ripley and J. M. HAYNES, of Ark.; one sister, Mrs. Sam CRAIG, of Blytheville, Ark.
***CONCORD***Emmett WHITE returned home Tuesday night after a few months
with his father in Virginia.
***DEATH***Mr. E. A. RODGERS died at the home of his brother, L. G. RODGERS
Brownsville Street Thursday night of last week. Funeral services were
held at the home
Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The remains were laid to rest in Maplewood
was 57 years of age and was born in Ashland, Miss. He had lived in Memphis
for 20 years
and was conducting a motorcycle garage at the time of his death. He
about four months ago to an extent that he sold his business and came to
be with his
brother during his illness. His wife and unmarried daughter still resided
in Memphis, as did
also two married daughters. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Genette
Black Oak, Ark.
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***Mrs. D. H. HUTCHERSON is able to be up after
Mr. B. M. ELAM, of Jackson, spent Sunday with his family who are visiting
R. C. KLUTTS home.
Mrs. George W. HUTCHERSON and daughter, Georgetta, returned Monday night
three weeks visit in Memphis.
W. T. SAVAGE underwent an operation at the Baptist Hospital in
afternoon. His wife and his brother, Paul SAVAGE accompanied him.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, SEPTEMBER 7th,1923
***LIGHTFOOT***Mr. G. W. METER spent a few days last week at Double Bridges
***RUTHERFORD***Mr. Grover METER, of Lightfoot, spent a few days with his
and other relatives here last week.
***WOODVILLE***Mr. Edwin SMITH, son of Mr. & Mrs. Joe SMITH, died Friday
short illness of typhoid fever and was buried in this place the
day, Rev. L. O. LEAVELL conducted the services.
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***Mr. Paul GRIGGS, aged 23 years, died Wednesday of
typhoid fever at his home in Golddust.
***CARD OF THANKS***We wish to thank both our white and colored friends
kindness extended us in the recent illness and death of our daughter, Jessie.
Manuel and Clara BUCHANAN.
****************A GLANCE INTO THE PAST--JUNE 12th,1896****************
The death Mr. Dedee PURYEAR was a sad surprise to his many friends. He
was laid to
rest in Cross Roads Cemetery Tuesday under military honors.
Esq. J.D. TRIMBLE died at the home of his son-in-law, J. B. FERGUSON, in
Thursday of last week. His remains were laid to rest in the Old Cemetery.
***********************END OF THE PAST********************************
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, SEPTEMBER 14th,1923
***DEATH***The funeral of Mrs. J. B. MITCHELL was held Friday morning at
8:15 o'clock, at the family residence, in the presence of a large number of
friends and relatives, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Cleanth BROOKS. The remains were
carried to Halls
on the 9:52 train, accompanied by several friends, and in the afternoon,
was laid to rest in
the Dunavant burying ground, four miles west of that place.
*********************A GLANCE BACKWARD--JUNE 19th,1896**************
A painful surprise visited our community last Friday morning when the
death of Miss Alice
RICHARDSON was announced, she having been found dead in bed.
at 5:30 p.m. at the residence of Capt. W. W. WHEELER.
Mr. R. F. GAINES died suddenly at his home near Ripley on the night of June
12th. He was
63 years of age.
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***GOLDDUST***Miss Katie MUELLER is visiting in Memphis.
Miss Dolly MIDYETT spent last week with her aunt, Mrs. SAVAGE.
***IN LOVING MEMORY***On Thursday, September 6th, at 8 p.m., the Angel
the home of Mrs. V. A. DUGGAN, and took from us, Ellie Lucille DUGGAN. Funeral
services were conducted the following day by her pastor, Rev. C. W. BALDRIDGE, and her
remains were laid to rest in Enon Cemetery. Ellie was 15 years, 3 months, and 8 days
old, and since her birth had heart trouble. The last few years were spent
suffering, being confined to her bed much of the time. She leaves her
mother, four sisters
and two brothers.
***LIGHTFOOT***Mr. G. W. YOUNGER's house was destroyed by fire Saturday
afternoon about 4 o'clock.
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***Mr. J. M. MANESS is visiting his son in Jackson
The 11 months old son of Mr. & Mrs. Herbert JONES, of Arp, was buried at
Mr. J. T. HASTINGS died at Curve Monday morning and was buried at Grace
Tuesday at 10 a.m. He was 74 years of age and leaves a wife and several
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, SEPTEMBER 21st,1923
*****************A PEEP INTO THE PAST--SEPTEMBER
Our community was saddened this week by the death of one of our loveliest
ladies, Mrs. Annebell JOHNSTON.
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***LOCALS***An infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Raymond SCROGGINS was buried
Mary's Chapel Wednesday.
Mr. William Adison HARDY died Wednesday at his home near Woodville. He
was in his
Mrs. Annie FINCH, age 78 years, died at the home of Mrs. Josie NIXON, at
Curve last Saturday. The remains were laid to rest at cross Roads Cemetery Monday.
A negro named Ollie NIXON received a few scattering shots and the
horse upon he was
riding was killed about three miles southwest of Ripley Tuesday afternoon. The waylaying
is laid at the hands of John NELSON, another negro, who charges that NIXON
was too intimate with his wife.
***CEDAR GROVE***M. L. HUTCHERSON and family and A. J. UNDERWOOD and
family visited relatives near Curve Sunday.
***WHITEFIELD***Mr.& Mrs. Ross HUTCHERSON, of Ripley, visited the
R. L. BURNHAMS' over the weekend.
Mr.& Mrs. Lee BARCROFT and son, Bernie, were called to Brownsville
Saturday by the
death of Miss Ruth TAYLOR.
***LIGHTFOOT***Mr. E. S.METER moved his family to Memphis Thursday of last
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***Mrs. R. C. KLUTTS is expected home from Memphis
Mr.& Mrs. Paul SAVAGE and baby spent Tuesday in Memphis.
Mr. Jake KLUTTS has returned from a month's stay in Hot Springs, Ark.
The 14 months old daughter of Mr.& Mrs. Alvis DUNHAM died Saturday at
Mrs. L. E. HEATH died Friday at the home of her son at Cherry and was
buried at Poplar Grove. She was 63 years of age.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, SEPTEMBER 28th,1923
***MASCEDONIA***Miss Maggie MIDYETT is visiting relatives on the Bluff.
Mr. Marion DUGGAN, of Nankipoo, spent Monday afternoon in this
Little Geneva HUTCHERSON spent several days last week with relatives
***BLUFF***A son was born to Mr.& Mrs. Ellie HOWARD on September 12th.
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***Mrs. W. G. POWERS left Tuesday for Waverly to
attend the funeral of Mrs. R. H. POWERS.
The five-year-old son of Mr. H. A. MUELLER fell on the stem of a weed
sticking up in
the ground in a field near his home, destroying the sight in his left eye
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, OCTOBER 5th,1923
***BABY LEFT ON PORCH***A baby girl, two or three months old, was left on
front porch at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Jim WILLIAMS, near Nut Bush, last
Monday night, nothing is known about the little stranger, or where she came
from, but evidently the
parents had been advised that no better home could have
been selected to
leave the child. We understand Mr.& Mrs. WILLIAMS are delighted
in the opportunity
godparents to the little one, especially since it is a girl.
They have no
children of their own, having lost their only daughter, a beautiful girl just
two years ago.
***FORKED DEER***Miss Delia BAIN and Mr. Ike MILAM were quietly married
***MASCEDONIA***Mrs. Mit FRAZIER spent a few days last week in Memphis.
Mr.& Mrs. R. M. MIDYETT are visiting relatives near Central.
***RUTHERFORD***Little Pearline McGOWAN, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Johnie
McGOWAN, died Monday morning, after a weeks' illness with diphtheria. She
father, mother, two sisters, two brothers. She was buried in Mt. Vernon
***DEATH***Irene W. Lee, 17 year old daughter of Henry F. LEE and deceased
wife, Lalla Lu, of Haywood County, departed this life September
17th.Interment in Concord
***BLUFF***Jeff WEBB and daughter, Arah Sue, were in Ripley Saturday.
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***Mrs. H. A. MUELLER has been quite sick for several
J. E. ROSE and family and Mrs. D. H. HUTCHERSON attended the funeral of
the latter's mother, Mrs. N. C. GOAD in Covington, Sunday.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, OCTOBER 12th,1923
***AN OLD LAUDERDALE COUNTY SOLDIER COMPLIMENTED***Mr.&
Mrs. E. E. OLDHAM attended the State Confederate Reunion at McKenzie on the
4th of this month. Mr. OLDHAM went as a delegate from John Sutherland Camp
at this place. by a resolution, the general officers at the Tennessee Confederate
Division, all were re-elected. By the resolution being carried, Mr. OLDHAM was elected
Brigadier General of
the Third Brigade, which compose all the camps in West Tennessee. He had
previously appointed to that position by Major General John P. HICKMAN,
the Tennessee Division, in place of Brig. R. E. BULLINGTON, resigned. Mr.
Oldham says he
has never attended a Confederate Re-union where the people of the town
successful in their efforts to cause the old Southern Soldiers to have a
good time. Mr. J. D. MONTGOMERY of Ripley, accompanied Mr.& Mrs. OLDHAM. Their
recollection of McKenzie will ever remain with them as a pleasure. The
next meeting will
be in Trenton.
***LIGHTFOOT***Mr. E. S. METER left Tuesday for Memphis to join his family.
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***Mr. D. BOOKER died at his home near Edith Sunday.
Mr. Robert KLUTTS spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Memphis.
Not a marriage license has been issued in Lauderdale County since
Mr. Thomas ALLISON died Tuesday at his home in Luckett and was buried
at Poplar Grove. he was 48 years of age and had been sick for some time.
Mrs. L. B. ARCHER has received the good news that her niece, Miss Allene
PARKS, of Newbern, who was en route to Tokyo, Japan, as a missionary at the time of
the recent awful catastrophe was safe, for her ship had not arrived at that place until 36
hours after the
Mr.& Mrs. E. E. OLDHAM, en route from Henning to Ripley Wednesday
their Ford runabout, ran off the levee, turning their car completely over. Fortunately the
occupants escaped with only minor bruises, and the car, while somewhat
disfigured was still
in running order and was driven on to town. Mr. Harvey STANLEY was riding
at the time of the accident, but he was unhurt.
Dr. SPURGEON, a noted minister of Mo., addressed a capacity crowd at the
Wednesday night in the interest of the Ku Klux Klan. His speech was
mainly devoted to
eulogizing the many good things the Klan stands for, without an apology
for any plank enunciated in its declaration of principles which he says every true
American would endorse, who rightly understands them. After the speaking a business
session was held and
quite a number of new members enrolled.
***LETTER FROM DEAF AND DUMB SON***Mr.& Mrs. G. T. DUVALL, who live on
Route #4. out of Ripley, are in receipt of the following letter from their
son, who is
attending the Deaf and Dumb School in Knoxville. October 1st,1923, My
and father; I had such a good time at the fair last Thursday, I must write
and tell you about it. We rode out on special street cars that started right from the school
and cost not a penny. We saw the merry-go-round; and rode on the caterpillar and just
lots of other good things. We saw the shows. We had a good time except it was so dusty.
With much love, your loving son, William DUVALL.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, OCTOBER 19th,1923
***JOHN R. JOHNSTON INJURED BY FALL***Mr. John R. JOHNSTON happened to
the misfortune of falling in an open sewer trench near the Presbyterian
night and has since been confined to his bed. Owing to his advanced age, and the fall being
perhaps six feet, it was feared at first that he had sustained serious injuries, but upon
examination, no bones were found to be broken, and unless unforeseen
arise, it is thought he will soon recover from his intense soreness, which
at present renders
him unable to turn in bed without pain. Mr. JOHNSTON was walking in the
street on the
side of his residence is located. It is said he either walked to near the
trench or attempted
to cross it, and perhaps being blinded by the glare of auto lights at the church, made a
misstep. Planks had been placed across the street on that side by the
contractors in charge
of putting in the sewers, in order to keep pedestrians from walking along
the route taken
by Mr. JOHNSTON, hence it is said they cannot be charged with negligence
in trying to
safeguard the public from danger.
***LIMB BROKEN IN AUTO WRECK***Miss Alva MORAN, age 17, from
Burdette, Ark., had her right limb broken between the hip and knee in an
auto wreck one
mile north of Covington about 10 o'clock. The car was being driven by
Mr. R. M. EVANS, manager of the Snowflake Bakery of Ripley, and the other
the car were Miss Eva GLIMP, of Glimp; Miss Helen McINTYRE, of Ripley; and
Mr. Floyd TURNER, of Dyersburg. They were returning from Covington, Miss
the front seat, when the car went off the levee, turning almost completely
over. As it happened, an ambulance from Dyersburg, en route home was passing about the
time of the
accident and brought the injured young lady to the home of J. P. McINTYRE
in Ripley. Miss GLIMP was cut about the face and head, but not seriously, the
others unhurt. R. M. EVANS and Dock BIVENS, who owned the car, a Ford touring in
with Mrs. Irma GAINES, and Misses Helen McINTYRE, and Eva GLIMP, had spent
day in Blytheville, Ark. En route home they had came by Burdette where
they were joined
by Miss MORAN, who accompanied them home for a visit. Mrs. GAINES and Mr. BIVENS
did not go to Covington with the party.
***SERIOUS CHARGE***Harla ARNOLD, who lives near Hurricane Hill, was
and placed in jail Thursday of last week on a charge of "exposing a baby
to inclemency of
weather." He waived examination when arraigned before George W. YOUNG, Justice of
Peace, the following day, and was bound over to Circuit Court under $2000 bond, which he
had not secured up to yesterday morning. Miss Thelma PRICE, 18 years old, said to be a
first cousin of Mr. ARNOLD was jointly arrested with him, and she is
charged with being
the mother of the infant. She is being held under $500 bond, which was secured, and she is
said to now be at the home of her parents near Orysa. The infant is a
baby girl, about three
months old, which was left on the porch at the home of Jim WILLIAMS, near
Nut Bush, on
the night of October 1st. The baby, we learn, has since been removed to the
home of Dr. POSTON, near Brownsville. Mr. ARNOLD has a wife and eight children. He
under $1000 bond, charged with attempt to commit murder by alleged
shooting a negro a
few months ago.
***MARY'S CHAPEL***Mr. Charles KLUTTS has returned from several weeks
stay in Blytheville, Ark.
***MASCEDONIA***Mr. Sam PICKENS died suddenly with heart failure at his
1 o'clock Friday afternoon, burial in Grace Cemetery. He will be sadly
missed in this
Mr.& Mrs. R.M. MIDYETT and Mrs. M. M. FRAZIER, have returned home after a
weeks stay at Halespoint with their daughter and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Chester FRAZIER.
***ASBURY***Mr. Jim JIMMERSON, one of the inmates in the county house was
run over by an automobile Saturday in Ripley, but no serious injuries
***HENNING***Mr.& Mrs. Will HALLIBURTON have the sympathy of the
in the loss of their only child, Gladys Catherine, who after less than 24
hours illness passed
away at their home near Henning last Friday afternoon. Funeral
were at Asbury. Kindly hands laid her to rest in the cemetery nearby, and beneath
a wealth of
flowers her mortal form sleeps beside her little brother, who preceded
her some years ago. Gladys was always a delicate child but for nearly ten years she was
brighten their home.
***COAL CREEK***Mrs. Mai NEWMAN, of Dry Hill, is spending the week with her
sister, Mrs. Martha LATHAM.
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***J. L. NELSON, colored, of Flippen, was in town Monday
and requested the Enterprise to state" he was not the John NELSON charged
shooting of another negro, "and his horse on the highway recently, to
which this paper
referred. We are glad to make this statement for him for as far as we know, he has always
borne a good reputation.
Mr. Jap HENDERSON was placed under $1000 bond Tuesday on a charge of
with intent to commit murder in an altercation which took place at
Ashport last Friday
Between himself and Mr. James SCOTT. Mr. SCOTT was hit in the head but not
***CONNER***Mr. Jake KLUTTS, of Ripley, spent Friday night with his mother, Mrs.
J. W. JACKSON.
Misses Mamie and Lillie KIRKESS spent Sunday with Miss Janie KLUTTS
Mr. James KLUTTS, from near Mary's Chapel, spent Sunday night with Mr. Robert
***PERCIFUL***J. S. ELLIS was seriously injured last Friday, his right leg
in a hay baler.
***LUCKETT***Ollin BRIGGS happened to a painful accident Sunday
afternoon by a
mule falling with him and breaking his lower limb.
Charles Harry WEBB and Mary Alice JONES, both of this place, were
married at the
courthouse at St. Louis on October 9th. Mr. WEBB holds a position with the
Express Co., in that place. The bride was accompanied there by her
father, G. W. JONES.
***CEDAR GROVE***Misses Julia RAY and Sadie SCALLIONS, of Curve, have
returned home, after spending several days with Mr. O. D. HUTCHERSON and
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, OCTOBER 26th,1923
***ARM AMPUTATED***Mr. Bun VOWELL, 18 years of age, son of Mr. Walter
VOWELL, of Luckett, had his left arm amputated near the shoulder by Dr. Carey
SANFORD on last Friday about midnight. The young man, we understand, was
employee in the cotton gin of H. B. McGARRITY at Luckett and in cleaning
out a gin stand, the sleeve of his jumper was caught by the saws, drawing his arm
into the gin, breaking the bone in several places and removing nearly all the
flesh from the bone. he
was brought to the Sanford Hospital as soon as possible.
***RUTHERFORD***Mrs. Alice METER and Mrs. Ed KEELING were in Halls last
***LIGHTFOOT***Mrs. E. S. METER and little son, Preston, of Memphis, spent the
weekend here with her daughter, Mrs. Stephen GRIGGS.
***CEDAR GROVE***A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. Robert SMITH last week.
***GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN***In remembrance of Claude WILLIAMS, who
died on October 26th, 1912. Yes, the dreadful message came, Mother took it
at the door;
"Mr. WILLIAMS killed in Chicago." His Children
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***An infant son of Mr.& Mrs. Ed JONES died at his
home near Luckett and was buried the next day at Lightfoot.
The many friends of Mr. Virgil G. LOWRY, of Fulton, will sympathize with
him in the loss
of his father, V. E. LOWRY, who died at his home in Memphis October 17th.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, NOVEMBER 2nd,1923
***LUCKETT***Cleo, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. F. D.
JONES died Wednesday of
Mr. Bun VOWELL, who underwent an operation at the Sanford Hospital in
Ripley is able
to return home.
***MARY'S CHAPEL***Mr. Charles KLUTTS left Monday for Mo., to pick cotton.
H. J. MANESS, wife and two children and Mr. S. R. CONNER and Mr. Pete CRAIG
family were visitors in the G. W. STYERS home recently.
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***A son was born to Mr.& Mrs. Howard CURESY
J. W. GRACEY spent Monday and Tuesday with Jim SAVAGE on the Island
A son was born to Mr.& Mrs. Barrington MASON, Monday. He has been named
Fire destroyed a barn and its contents belonging to Ollin Conner
Friday afternoon. Loss
on building, hay, seed cotton and corn amounted to $1000 with no insurance. Origin of fire
Solon Campbell, colored, was shot and killed in the outskirts of Ripley
about 11 o'clock. Hilda WILLIAMS, a negro woman at whose home the killing
took place, is charged with the crime. She was placed in jail but released on
bail Monday. The
woman claims the shooting was an accident.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, NOVEMBER 9th,1923
***DEATH***Mrs. Jennie GILLESPIE, widow of the late Emri
GILLESPIE. died at
early hour last Friday morning at her home near Asbury after a long
illness. She was 78
years of age and had been a citizen of this county since the Civil
war, The funeral was
conducted at Asbury Church Saturday morning. She is survived by one
son, T. L. GILLESPIE; three daughters, Mrs. W. A. PARRISH, Mrs. Ed LUTON and
Mrs. W. T. HAY; one brother, S. M. LUTON, of Pine Bluff, Ark.; and one sister, Mrs. Matt
ROBERSON, at Lightfoot.
***MASCEDONIA***R. M. MIDYETT and family; Mrs. M. M. FRAZIER and family; and
Mr.& Mrs. Bennie HARDEN, are spending several days in Lake County.
***FORKED DEER***An infant son of Mr.& Mrs. L. F. WELLS died Thursday
November 1st and was buried the following day in Gates Cemetery.
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***An infant son of Mr.& Mrs. Vernon KIRBY ,of
Arp, died Wednesday.
Rudolph, three-years-old son of Archie WALKER, died at his home near
A son was born to Mr.& Mrs. J. Menefee BYRN in Hartford, Conn., on
has been christened John David BYRN.
Mr.& Mrs. Henry DAVIS were called to Henning the first of the week by
illness of R. S. BURKS. Mr. BURKS died Tuesday at the ripe age of 91
years, he was the
father of Mrs. DAVIS.
***DEATH***Mrs. McKAY, wife of C. R., elector for the Brownsville Light and
Power Co., died suddenly at Open Lake Wednesday. An unusual coincidence occurred
in her death. She had gone on a trip fishing, occupying the tent of Mrs. Ben
was to join her there. On Monday, Mrs.BRADFORD died and Mrs.
McKAY went to
Brownsville at the funeral, returning to Open Lake Thursday. She died as
suddenly on Friday. She was buried in Brownsville Saturday. Before her marriage, she
was Miss Hattie COLEMAN.
***BLUFF***Bob MAXWELL and family, of Forked Deer, are visiting Ed MAXWELL.
Mr. Evans THURMOND and son, Talmadge, of Nankipoo, spent a few days with
***CONNER***Jake KLUTTS, of Ripley, spent Thursday night with his mother, Mrs. J. W.
Tom KLUTTS and Robert KIRKESS spent Friday night with Joe WHITE at
***MARY'S CHAPEL***Mr.& Mrs. Jim SMITH have moved to Ripley and have
with Robert MANESS.
***WILLIAMSTOWN***Mrs. J. M. GILLESPIE and son, Leamon, of Blytheville, Ark.,
were called here Saturday on account of the death of Mrs. Emni GILLESPIE.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, NOVEMBER 16th,1923
***MARY'S CHAPEL***Mrs. Mack KLUTTS and two daughters spent Sunday with
Mrs. Robert DUNAVANT near Toulon.
Hubert MANESS and Homer RITHERFORD, of Memphis, and Porter CRAIG,
Ripley, spent time here Sunday with relatives.
***ASBURY***Mr. Austin MAXWELL and family and Mr.& Mrs. B. E. McMAHON
spent Sunday at Woodville.
On Saturday afternoon, November 10th, a seven pound baby girl came to
home of Mr.& Mrs. J. W. McMAHAN.
***CONNER***Mr.& Mrs. Richard MILLS are parents of a baby boy.
Miss Irene KLUTTS and her sister, of Mary's Chapel, spent Sunday here
with their grandmother, Mrs. W. D. NEW.
***EDITH***Mr.& Mrs. Steve HINTON and John DUGGAN, of Nankipoo; Mr.&
Mrs. Will WEBB, of Central, were called here by the illness of Mr. Jim DUGGAN.
***HENNING***We deeply sympathize with Mrs. Mamie GREGORY who recently
received a message announcing the death of her brother, Mr. MERRITT.
Mr. William Thomas HENDERSON, who was brought from the Mississippi
medical treatment died Sunday night. His remains were shipped to
Pontiac, Mich., Wednesday. His wife is quite sick at the hotel.
***IN MEMORY***The Death Angel visited the home of Mr.& Mrs. Vernon KIRBY
November 7th,1923.and took little Edward Read KIRBY to a higher better
land. He was
born June &th, 1923, and was therefore five months old. He was always a
tiny, delicate little baby, and his little ways caused us to love him so tenderly. It is hard to
give him up, but we
console ourselves with the thought that God has a better home for our
sweet little baby.
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***Mr. James DUGGAN, age 60 years, died at his home
near Edith Tuesday night.
The home of Mr. Jimmie MEEKS at Rutherford was destroyed by fire last
afternoon. Only a few things were saved.
A son was born to Mr.& Mrs. Raymond RUTLEDGE in Memphis Wednesday
was christened William Hugh RUTLEDGE. Mrs.Rutledge was the former Miss
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, NOVEMBER 23rd,1923
***CENTRAL***Mr.& Mrs. Clyde ARWOOD's little baby was born Friday
Saturday and was buried at Grace Church Sunday.
Mr. Sam GITCHELL moved to Blytheville, Ark., last week.
***LIGHTFOOT***Mr.& Mrs. J. H. McPHERSON and Mrs. Willie MITCHELL spent the
weekend in the E. S. METER home in Memphis.
Mr. Dupree NELSON and mother, Mrs. Jim NELSON, Mrs. Bud OSTEEN and
daughter, Montine, spent Saturday with Mr.& Mrs. George NELSON in Memphis.
***PERCIFUL***A little child of Mr. PEAK was bitten by a mad dog one day
last week. The dog also bit some stock.
***WHITEFIELD***Those from here who attended the funeral of Mr. Jesse
NORTHCUTT at Trinity Monday were Jim D. NORTHCUTT and family; Mr.&
Mrs. W. C. WHEATLEY; Walter WHEATLEY; Miss Ara WHEATLEY; and John
L. GAY. The relatives here have the sympathy of the community.
Mr.& Mrs. J. D. NORTHCUTT, Miss Beulah LATHAM and Miss Ethel NORTHCUTT
attended the funeral of Grampa NORTHCUTT at Trinity.
***HENNING***Mr.& Mrs. J. J. MEGEL were called to West Frankfurt, Illinois
by the death of Mrs. NICHOLS, mother of Mrs. MEGEL.
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***Joe SANDERS, colored, said to be 103 years
at his home near Luckett Monday.
Advert: I want white family to go in no.1 house with 2 plow boys and
three hoe hands
for my Campground place on shares. Nothing but good reliable men
considered. W. C. THOMPSON.
Mrs. H. H. BRAY, of Whitefield, sent us an egg layed by a black Langshang
hen which is
as large as a goose egg, Mrs. Bray has some fine chickens.
Mr. Henry J.GREEN, 80 years of age, died Tuesday at the home of his
son, J. T. GREEN, at Lightfoot, and was buried at Antioch the next morning.
The preliminary hearing of R. E. L. SOLOMON, charged with first degree
murder in the
killing of Jesse NORTHCUTT at Nut Bush last Sunday afternoon,
is set for
Brownsville Friday, November 23rd.
Louie Andrew, age nine years and ten months, son of Mr.& Mrs. Freddie
BRANHAM, died last Friday at his home near Henning. Only three months ago
parents were called upon to give up a 10 months old baby girl.
Relatives here were advised Sunday of the death of Mrs. J. E. VAUGHN (nee
Willie CONNER) in Waskom, Texas. Mrs. Vaughn was the daughter of the late General
CONNER and was born and reared near Ripley, residing here until her
marriage about 25
years ago. She had been in failing health a number of years and her death
was not unexpected. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. P.
JONES and Miss Sarah
VAUGHN; three brothers, Capt. P. N. CONNER, Sr., of Ripley; R. L. CONNER,
Seth CONNER, of Ripley; one sister, Mrs. M. F. GIVEN, of Ripley.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, NOVEMBER 30th,1923
***EVIDENCE CONFLICTING***The preliminary trial of
R. E. L. SOLOMON for
killing Jesse NORTHCUTT on SOLOMON's farm Sunday, November 18th,was held
today. W. T. CURRIE, Chairman of the County Court presiding. The evidence was
of a most
conflicting nature as to the whole occurrence, but the court decided that
the case contained
sufficient elements of murder in some degree to hold the accused to
appear before the
circuit court. The testimony of the sheriff, deputy sheriff, county court
clerk and the county
court officer, Dr. E. R. MULHERRON seemed favorable to the
accused. Dr. MULHERRON
as an expert on gunshot wounds that but one shot had been
fired, while Dr. Glen T. SCOTT
was as equally as sure that two had been fired. The bond
was fixed at
$2500 for the
appearance of Solomon before the circuit court.
***CONNER***Mr.& Mrs. Gene SMITH are parents of a baby boy, born November
14th. He has been christened Gene SMITH, Jr.
***WILLIAMSTOWN***Mr. Grover METER, of Lightfoot was in this vicinity
***MASCEDONIA***Mr. R. M. MIDYETT and family have returned home after
days stay in Lake County.
***RUTHERFORD***Mr. Marvin HUTCHERSON, of Nankipoo and Miss Gladys
CARNELL surprised their friends by motoring to Nankipoo and getting
***PERCIFUL***Miss Vera WADE and Mr. Bert ELLIS, of this
Covington Monday night.
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***Mrs. M. D. WEBB has returned from an extended visit
in New York and Nashville.
Mr. James Shirley CAMP, 35 years of age, died at Ashport Saturday and
Sunday afternoon at Grace Cemetery.
A daughter was born to Mr.& Mrs. Williard YORK at Friendship on
22nd. She has been christened Ann Pennington YORK.
The remains of Mr. Verble YOUNG, a soldier boy who died in the
in Denver, Colo., arrived here Saturday and were buried at Asbury Sunday afternoon. He
was the stepson of Mr. Everett GAINES.
The fire department was called out about 7 a.m. Tuesday. The negro
Dr. E.G.PARHAM's office started the fire in the stove with gasoline. But
little damage was
done, mainly to the drug set and table.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, DECEMBER 7th,1923
***RUTHERFORD***Mr.& Mrs. MARVIN HUTCHERSON spent Friday night with his
parents, Mr.& Mrs. Bud HUTCHERSON, near Nankipoo.
***ADDITIONAL LOCALS***Mrs. D. A. CRAIG died in Blytheville, Ark., Monday and
her remains arrived here Tuesday night for interment at Arp Cemetery
afternoon. Mrs. CRAIG has been in failing health the past year, and only
recently went to
Blytheville to visit.
Mr. Dee CALDWELL, of Plumpoint, was seriously injured last Saturday
night by an
automobile which was descending the Bluff as he was coming up on horseback. He had
ridden over to one side and stopped to let the car pass, but the horse
slipped and he was
thrown against the car as it passed, cutting a severe gash over his left
eye and extended
back several inches. The occupants of the car brought him to the home of
Mr. J. G. BYRN, near Arp where medical attention was received as soon as
operation may yet be necessary for his complete recovery.
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***Laura MARR, little daughter of Mr.& Mrs. Paul
SAVAGE, has been quite sick for several weeks.
Mrs. Ivan BOYD, of Randles, Mo., is visiting her sister, Mrs. H. C. YOUNG and
Mrs. Lola GILLISPIE and daughter, Nell, of Memphis, spent Thanksgiving
with her mother, Mrs. J. J. BLACKWELL, of Durhamville.
Mr. Tom SCOTT, after ten days visit with homefolks, left Friday for
Dalhart, Texas, where
he and his brother, Joe Marley SCOTT are in the automobile
the firm name
of Scott Brothers.
T. G. KIRKPATRICK, of Greenville, Ky., will pass through Ripley Saturday, en route to
Mercedes, Texas. He will be joined here by his father, R. H. KIRKPATRICK and
spend two weeks with Robert KIRKPATRICK at the above mentioned place.
Mrs. Robert ROY died in Covington Wednesday after a brief illness. She
remembered by our people as Mrs. Luther SHOFFNER, sister-in-law of
J. M. TAYLOR. She
resided in Ripley several years while Mr. SHOFFNER was an
employee at the I. C. railroad station. She is survived by two sons and three daughters.
***CONNER***Mr. Tom KLUTTS left Sunday for Ala.
Miss Edna KIRBY is spending this week with her brother, Mr. Vernon
KIRBY at Arp.
Miss Jewel KLUTTS left Sunday for Mississippi, where she will spend
the winter with
***PEA RIDGE***Mr.& Mrs. Troy FLOWERS, of Crutcher, spent Thursday of last
in the home of Mr.& Mrs. Robert FLOWERS.
***GOLDDUST***Grandma PEACOCK has been seriously ill but is improving.
Mr. J. W. BROWN, who suffered a stroke of paralysis December 24th of last
***HENNING***Miss Pina TOMLINSON, of Memphis, was a guest of her sister,Mrs. Charles ANTHONY the past week.
***EDITH***Mrs Lillie FRAZIER and children and Mrs. I. W. PACE will leave
for Greenville, Miss., to make their home.
***PERCIFUL***Mr.& Mrs. Clyde SUMMARS are parents of a son, born December
1st. He has been named James Ellis SUMMARS.
***ARP***Mrs. E. R. ROACH had the misfortune of falling at the school
and breaking her left arm. Bro. ROACH has been teaching in her place.
***MASCEDONIA***Mr. R. M. MIDYETT and family have returned home after a
on the Bluff.
***DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY***District Court of the United States;
District of Tennessee #5639 In the matter of W. A. HUTCHESON, bankrupt, in
bankruptcy. 4th December 4th,1923.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, DECEMBER 14th,1923
***SHOOTING NEAR HALLS***In an altercation between Senator John
and Mr. Jack THOMPSON, at an early hour Tuesday morning on the
farm near Halls, the latter received a pistol wound a few inches below the
abdomen, the weapon used
being a .32 Smith & Wesson. Thompson was carried to
a hospital in
Dyersburg and is said
to be in a precarious condition, The balls having
lodged in the injured
parts. The cause of
the difficulty, as far as we have been able to
ascertain, grew out of
business relations, THOMPSON being a share cropper of
PARRISH. It is said that for
had been away and had failed to gather his
crop, but having returned home
was notified by PARRISH that the crop
had to be gathered at once in
order to meet a note
falling due on which PARRISH was
endorser. When PARRISH went to the farm
to see that the crop was gathered
the shooting took place. It is reported
self-defense. Parrish also says
that after being forced to shoot Thompson, the latter's sons
pursued him for some distance
with guns and rifles and had they not
returned to render
assistance to their father, he(Parrish) might have possibly being killed.
***ADDITIONAL LOCALS***Tollie PETERSON, a lad about 15 years of age, son
of W. I. PETERSON, of Ashport, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of assault and
gave bond for his appearance. PETERSON is charged with having an
altercation with his teacher, Mrs. Oscar GRIGGS, and cutting her with a knife in the left
breast. The wound is
said not to be serious of nature.
Mrs. A. M. CHISHOLM, of Halls, spent Wednesday with her son, R. H. CHISHOLM.
Mr. Orvil COLLEY, of Detroit, Mich., spent the weekend with his sister, Mrs.
All who owe me must settle by Jan.1st,or I will put accounts in hands
of an Officer for
collection; by E. F. WILSON.
Mrs. S. J. WALTON returned to her home in Memphis Monday after several
with parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. B. CAMPBELL.
***LIGHTFOOT***Mr. E. S. METER, of Memphis, spent Friday night here with his
daughter, Mrs. Lyle BLACK.
Mr.& Mrs. Stephen GRIGGS spent last week with her parents, Mr. & Mrs.
E. S. METER
***CIRCUIT COURT***Harvey STOKELY vs Presley HUTCHERSON; verdict for
***DEATH***J. W. HAYNES was fatally injured early Wednesday evening when
was sideswiped by a car driven by Claude WOODS, of Marked Tree, on the
between Tyronza and Marked Tree. Mr. HAYNES' car was overturned
out on the concrete highway, sustaining a severe fracture of the skull
just below the right ear, and other injuries. The injured man was taken to Marked Tree and
rushed to Baptist
Hospital in Memphis, where he had surgery about midnight. No hope was
out by the
surgeons from the first and while everything possible was done for the
sufferer, He passed
away about 2 o'clock Friday morning, without having regained
consciousness. Mr. HAYNES was accompanied by James HALL, who was not
the smashup and he states that both cars were traveling at about 25
miles an hour, when
the accident occurred. Neither car gave enough of the roadway and the
hubcaps of the two
machines struck, causing the accident. Mr. WOODS and those with
not injured. H. H. THOMPSON, manager of the Wilson Milling Company was notified
and he in
turn called Osceola and notified Mrs. HAYNES of the accident. Mrs.HAYNES, her two
little sons, Jack and Billy, her mother, Mrs. GARRETT, left for Memphis on
morning train Thursday and they were joined by Mr. THOMPSON, who was
the bedside of Mr. HAYNES until the end came. Mrs. HAYNES will be
Ripley as Miss Irene GARRETT, daughter of the late Monroe GARRETT.
***WHITEFIELD***A son was born to Mr.& mrs. Earl
BUNTING, the past week. He
been christened Harry BUNTING..
***MASCEDONIA***Mrs. M. M. FRAZIER is on the sick list.
***GLIMP***Mrs. Alsey VOWELL attended the party given Friday night by
Mai McGARRITY at Luckett.
***LOCALS***Mrs. Vasser BARNES, of Henning, who has been ill the past two
the home of her sister, Mrs. Henry JOHNSTON, is improving.
Rev.& Mrs. Cleanth BROOKS attended the funeral of Maj. William WITHERSPOON
near Jackson Friday and was buried at Andrew's chapel Saturday
afternoon. He was 84
years of age, a member of the M. E. Church, Confederate soldier
and served under Forrest in
the Civil War. He is survived by four children; Mrs.Cleanth
Ripley, Mrs. E. F. ERKMAN, of Memphis, Howell J. WITHERSPOON,
of Memphis, and Forrest WITHERSPOON, of Jackson.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, DECEMBER 21st,1923
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***Mr. Matt CAMPBELL, of
Memphis, spent Tuesday with
his sister, Mrs. Lillian C. WHITE.
Mrs. J. L. SAVAGE and daughter, of Golddust, spent Friday night in the
J. W. GRACEY.
Miss Elizabeth BRANDON, of Washington, will arrive Friday to attend
her sister, Mrs. A. D. ZIMMERMAN.
Miss Bonnie Sue MANESS and little neice, Mary Louise MANESS, visited
Miss Irene GRIFFEN and Mr. Esra CLARK were married at the home of the
parents at Mack last week. The bride is the daughter of A. L. GRIFFEN. The
couple, accompanied by Mr. Matt GAINES and family, left overland Monday for
Cottonwood, Miss., to spend the winter.
***HALLS, TENN.,DEC.17th***J. M. PARRISH, Justice of the Peace here, and
State Senator and probably the largest land owner on the north end of
Lauderdale County, is under $2000 bond to await a preliminary hearing, charged with
shooting Jack THOMAS?? THOMPSON (in previous issue), a tenant on one of his farms.
***CIRCUIT COURT NOTES***Jap HENDERSON; resisting an officer, not guilty.
Walter HARPER, malicious shooting;2 years in penitentiary.
Harden ARNOLD and Thelma PRICE; exposing a child to inclemency of the
weather, etc,; Stricken on motion of Attorney General.
***GATES***Word was received here Tuesday morning of the death of
JONES in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. JONES was for a number of years a resident of
this place, and
we regret to hear of her death. Funeral services will be here Thursday.
***CONNER*** MISS Irene KLUTTS of Mary's Chapel, spent Saturday night
with her grandfather, Mr. Mack MURLEY.
Mr.& Mrs. Alex DANIELS were guests of Mr. & Mrs. Gene DANIELS Sunday at
***CIRCUIT COURT--STATE DOCKET***John NELSON; malicious shooting;$25.00.
***CENTRAL***Mr. Carl ADKERSON had an infant to die Saturday.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE, RIPLEY, TN, DECEMBER 28th,1923
***IN MEMORY***On December 20th, 1923, at 6:30 a.m.,
the Death Angel
home of Mr. Joe ELMORE and claimed for its own, the wife and mother. Mary
RAY was born June 8th, 1859, and was married in the year 1877. To this
union was born
two bys and five girls, four of whom preceded her in death. She has three
daughters, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. She lived with Mr. FARMER for 14
death claimed him. About five years ago, she moved her church membership
Church in Lauderdale County. She lived a widow seven years, then married
Mr. W. H. CHISHOLM. They lived together for 19 years and 7 months when God
him home. She was married to J. J. ELMORE in the year, 1921.
***LOCAL AND PERSONAL***John WALDING, of New Orleans, is here for several
days visit with parents, Mr.& Mrs. C. E. WALDING.
==================END OF THE YEAR 1923==========================
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