Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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

Grave of J.T. Adams in Wilcox County.

What follows are 100-year-old news excerpts from the July 25, 1918 edition of The Wilcox Progressive Era newspaper in Camden, Ala.

Wilcox Boy Made Lieutenant: Mr. R.L. Hawthorne has recently received a telegram from his son, Judson, who has been in the officer’s training school at Jacksonville, Fla., that he has received his commission as lieutenant. Judson’s many friends here congratulate him on his record and know he will measure up to the full responsibility of the promotion.

Rev. S.B. Strout to be Army Chaplain: A special from Florala, Ala., to the Mobile Register, says “Rev. S.B. Strout, pastor of the Methodist church here, leaves today for Louisville, Ky., where he will enter the training school for chaplains of the army. Mr. Strout is well known in Alabama and has a host of friends in and around Mobile who will hear the news of his entry into the army with interest.”
Rev. S.B. Strout is a son of Rev. H.T. Strout of Camden.

Judge R.T. Ervin of Mobile was the guest this week of Mrs. S.J. Ervin of Rock West.

Rev. and Mrs. B.H. Grier are attending protracted services at Oak Hill this week.

We are glad to note that Mr. L.T. Lawler, after an operation in a Selma infirmary, is improving.

Misses Maidie Smith, Amelia and Sarah Ervin have returned from the University where they attended the summer school.

Howell Turner has purchased the old Dispensary building from the town of Camden and expects to put in an up-to-date garage in every respect.

WILCOX SHOULD VOTE SOLIDLY FOR J.T. ADAMS: Wilcox has a candidate for membership on the State Executive Committee in the personage of J.T. Adams of Pine Apple. There are four members to be elected from the Second District. Wilcox has not been represented on the State Committee in some years, and it goes without saying that Mr. Adams will receive practically a unanimous vote from this county. He is a well known businessman and citizen of East Wilcox, a man of sterling character and above the average in ability. Wilcox will do herself honor in honoring him. Be sure and mark the name of J.T. Adams on the 13th of August, along with three other members scattered over the 2nd district.

Miss Jack Wright is the guest of Miss Kittie Burford this week.

Misses Elise and Ernestine Bonner spent several days the past week with friends at Oak Hill.

Miss Armandtine Pritchett has returned from a visit to relatives and friends at Andalusia.

Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Jones and family of Montgomery are visiting Camden friends and relatives.

Messrs. Steve and Arter Sims of Forest Home are visiting Wilcox friends and relatives.

Mrs. Dannie Pritchett is visiting Mr. and Mrs. D.S. Pritchett.

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