Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fire Consumes the Store of Luther Davis May 12, 1883, NC

May 17, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) A fire in Rich Square Saturday night consumed the store of Mr. Luther Davis. The entire loss was $2500. There was $1500 insurance.

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Stroke Strikes C.A. Hoover of Steel Creek, NC, 1883

May 17, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) [From Here and There Section] Journal-Observer: Mr. C.A. Hoover, one of the most prominent citizens of Steel Creek township, was stricken with paralysis day before yesterday, and … Continue reading

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Lightning Strikes Telegraph, L.L. Kitchin Knocked Down, 1883, NC

May 17, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) On last Monday lightning struck four of the telegraph poles near town, making quite an alarming report. The effect was rather exciting in the town office, but … Continue reading

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Sarah Ann Tillinghast Selected to Model Teaching, 1883, NC

May 17, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) [From Here and There Section] Fayetteville Observer:  Miss Sarah Ann Tillinghast, one of the teachers of the Fayetteville Graded School, has been selected as teacher of the … Continue reading

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Neill Williams, age 18, Drowns on May 8, 1883, NC

May 17, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) [From Here and There Section] Fayetteville Observer: Neill Williams, a colored lad about eighteen years of age, while bathing on the 8th inst., in the mill-pond of … Continue reading

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Respected Citizen Falcon Brown, Sr., dies May 8, 1883, NC

May 17, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) [From Here and There Section] Warrenton Journal:   Mr. Falcon Brown, Sr., a highly respected citizen of Warren county, died suddenly of Apoplexy at his residence near Vaughan’s, … Continue reading

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Oldest Man, William Hall, dies May 12, 1883, in Scotland Neck, NC

May 17, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) William Hall, a colored man, the oldest inhabitant in Halifax county, died in Scotland Neck on Saturday night. He was said to have been 115 years old. … Continue reading

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