|Benjamin Meek Miller|
54 YEARS AGO
JUNE 27, 1963
Evergreen weather reporter W.D. Simonton reported a high of 91 on June 24 and a low of 68 on June 25. He reported .80 inches of rain on June 20, .32 inches on June 21, .79 inches on June 22, .55 inches on June 23, .21 inches on June 24 and .07 inches on June 26.
Mrs. Sarah Susan Wilson, age 103, died at her residence in the Mt. Union community on Thurs., June 20. She was thought to be Conecuh County’s oldest citizen.
Rayburn H. Nall, seaman, U.S. Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Belton H. Nall of Lenox, Ala., is serving aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Valley Forge, which participated in operation “Wind Sock” off the coast of California June 3-14.
Owassa Is Given Zip Code Number: Owassa’s five-digit zip code is 36466, Postmaster L.M. Brown announced today.
“Everyone in Owassa will use this zip code on all their correspondence to speed mail delivery and reduce the chance of misspent mail.”
Zip Code, the Post Office Department’s revolutionary new system of improved mail dispatch and delivery, goes into effect nationally on July 1.
The Repton Baptist Church was the scene of the wedding of Miss Betty Jean Dees and Willard Conrad Booker Jr. June 16. Lovely in its simplicity, the impressive double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Ralph Lee.
69 YEARS AGO
JUNE 24, 1948
Greening Lodge Masons Elect New Officers: At a regular meeting in the Masonic Hall Tuesday night, June 22, Greening Lodge No. 53, A.F.&A.M., elected officers for the coming year. The new officers are as follows:
Worshipful Master, Claude L. Murphy; Senior Warden, A.K. Williams Jr.; Junior Warden, Reuben F. Hyde; Treasurer, F.L. Cardwell; Secretary, W.G. Jones; Senior Deacon, Alfred A. Long; Junior Deacon, H.H. Johnston; Tyler, Robert Z. Wells.
Appointed officers are Senior Steward, W.C. Trawick; Junior Steward, Truman Hyde; Marshal, T.J. Mills; and Chaplain, Aubrey Dean.
J.J. (Jack) Finklea Is New School Head: Announcement was made this week by County Superintendent H.G. Pate that J.J. Finklea, a former citizen of Evergreen, now of Cuthbert, Ga., had accepted the position of principal of the Evergreen High School, succeeding J. Cliff Harper, who resigned last week. Mr. Finklea, with his wife and two children, will move here to assume his duties about July 15.
The city’s voters will go to the polls next Tues., June 29, to elect a mayor and five councilmen. Below are the names the voters will see on the ballots next Tuesday:
For mayor: M.M. Cardwell and J.H. Robison.
For councilmen: Ward C. Alexander, H.H. Beasley, A.G. Bolton, H.A. Deer, C.L. Kamplain, R.G. Kendall, H.J. Kinzer, Zell Murphy, J.W. Shannon, D.T. Stuart and O.B. Tuggle.
84 YEARS AGO
JUNE 29, 1933
Local Delegation Seeks Road Completion: A delegation from here composed of Probate Judge L.W. Price, Mayor J.L. Kelly, Representative J.E. Kelly and M.C. Brooks, chairman of the Board of Revenue, spent Tuesday in Montgomery where they went to present a plea to Gov. Miller and State Highway Director L.G. Smith for the completion of the paving on Highway No. 31. There are approximately 60 miles of this highway between Mobile and Montgomery that is as yet unpaved, consisting of a stretch from here to McKenzie; between Brewton and Atmore; between Atmore and Stapleton and Cochrane Bridge across Mobile Bay.
The delegation received no definite assurance from either Gov. Miller or Mr. Smith, except that their request would receive most careful consideration at the proper time.
Probate Judge L.W. Price has received pension warrants for old Confederate veterans and widows for the remaining half of the quarter due April 1, 1933, which are payable July 1, this Saturday. The pensioners received half payment on this quarter sometime in April and the warrants now issued is for the remainder.
Bobby Bozeman is spending the week with Clarke Bozeman in Andalusia.
Miss Guice Stevens and her father, Mr. L.M. Stevens, spent last week at the Whitley Hotel in Montgomery, where they attended the Spanish-American war veterans reunion.
99 YEARS AGO
JUNE 26, 1918
Downing Lodge No. 580, A.F.&A.M., Castleberry, at their annual communication on June 21, elected the following officers for the ensuing Masonic year: J.W. Thurmond, Worshipful Master; L.A. Kirkland, Senior Warden; E.L. Conner, Junior Warden; J.W. White Jr., Senior Deacon; E.L. Albreast, Junior Deacon; C.T. Kirkland, Treasurer; E.A. White, Secretary; John M. Branch, Senior Steward; John I. Monk, Junior Steward; Rev. W.F. Arnold, Chaplain; E.V. Poole, Tyler.
Veterans Meeting: All members of Camp Capt. Wm. Lee, United Confederate Veterans, are called to meet in Evergreen on Mon., July 1. – J.T. Fincher, Commander.
Bob Long, J.D. Deming, C.P. Deming Jr., R.E. Salter and Henry McFarland attend the great Masonic Shriners ceremonial in Florala on Monday.
Many friends of Mrs. L.D. King sympathize sincerely with her in the death of her father, Hon. W.S. Watson, who passed away at his home in Greenville several days ago. He had for several years past been clerk of the circuit court of Butler County and had previously served one term as sheriff.
The local freight trains are again making their night stop-over here (Castleberry).
114 YEARS AGO
JUNE 24, 1903
At the regular communication of Greening Lodge No. 53, A.F.&A.M., the following officers were elected: H.A. Shields, Worshipful Master; J.T. Amos, Senior Warden; D.W. Powell, Junior Warden; M.W. Etheridge, Treasurer; Geo. W. Salter Jr., Secretary; Y.M. Long, Senior Deacon; E.E. Newton, Junior Deacon; J.H. Stamps, Tyler; H.L. Tucker and T.H. Millers, Stewards.
Mayor W.S. Oliver was over from Repton on Monday.
Masonic Officers Elected: At a regular communication of Repton Lodge No. 575, the following officers were elected: Geo. W. Salter Sr., Worshipful Master; John S. Watson, Senior Warden; Wm. M. Newton, Junior Warden; Jas. E. Robinson, Treasurer; Chas. E. Kelly, Secretary; Andrew J. Straughn, Senior Deacon; Henry L. Dees, Junior Deacon; Geo. W. Lee, Tyler; James W. Langham, Wm. Williams, Stewards; John W. Breedlove, Chaplain.
NOTICE: The Democratic Executive Committee of Conecuh County is hereby called to meet at Evergreen on Sat., June 27, 1903 to consider the matter of the vacancy now existing in office of Representative caused by the death of the late Dr. Andrew Jay. Every member of the committee is earnestly requested to be present. – S.P. Dunn, Chairman.
Rev. J.W. Stewart filled his appointment here (Zeru) Sunday afternoon holding services at the water’s edge where the ordinance of baptism was administered to Misses Johnston and Lucas. Rev. Stewart was accompanied by his little son and Miss Mary McCreary.