Wednesday, July 26, 2017

100-year-old news highlights from The Wilcox Progressive Era

What follows are 100-year-old news excerpts from the July 26, 1917 edition of The Wilcox Progressive Era newspaper in Camden, Ala.

Within the next few days, those drawn for service in the first call for troops will be notified to report for examination.

Messrs. N.D. Godboldt, J.M. Bonner, McCrae Turner, Carl Watts and Dan Cook have received notice to report at Montgomery next week for examination for into Fort Oglethorpe training camp.

Prof. William Bryant has been elected as Superintendent of the Union Town school to succeed Prof. Emmett Kilpatrick, who resigned to enter the officers training camp. Camden boys are in demand and we congratulate Mr. Bryant on this deserved honor.

Unity Lodge No. 136 Free & Accepted Masons, Lower Peach Tree, Alabama: Whereas God in is infinite wisdom and all wise providence, has seen fit to remove from the scene of his earthly labor, our friend and Brother, Mr. C.C. Hare.
Resolved that we, the members of Lower Peach Tree Methodist Sunday school have lost a true and faithful friend, one who worked untiringly while he lived among us for the improvement of our school and to his efforts much of our success is due that we bow in submission to the will of our Heavenly Father who doeth all things well that we extend to his sorrowing widow and children our sympathy in this sad hour of affliction and commend them to the mercy of God, who alone is able to give comfort and consolation. That a copy of this resolution be spread on the minutes and a copy sent to the Alabama Christian Advocate and the Progressive Era for publication and a copy sent his family.
(Signed) Lamar Walker, J.H. Baker, S.P. Stabler, committee.

CATHERINE: The K. Pharr Caning Factory has been very busy of late, caning snap beans, having recently finished the fourth carload of blackberries.
Dr. McIntosh was a visitor to Camden this past week.
The autos that travel on the Jackson Highway which passes through our town are getting to be quite numerous.

Mr. J.B. Sessions of Bellview was a business visitor to Camden Thursday. He states prospects for crops as a whole are very promising.

Sunday School Convention: All Sunday School workers of all denominations in our county are invited to attend the annual convention of Wilcox County Sunday School Association, which will be held at Camden, Ala., Aug. 4th and 5th.

Dr. R.H. Kilpatrick of Irvington is visiting his daughter, Mrs. E.L. Ratcliffe.

Hon. John T. Dale and Mr. Presly Dale of Oak Hill were visitors to Camden Tuesday.

Bishop McCoy will occupy the pulpit at the Methodist on Sunday. This is a rare treat for Camdenites and many visitors from over the county is expected to be present.

Hon. P.E. Jones was a Selma visitor Friday.

Mr. Leslie Duke left this week for Hot Springs, Ark. where he will take treatment for about four weeks. His many Camden friends trust he will be greatly benefitted.

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