Jones Accidentally Kills Friend Shaw, 1816, Wake County, NC

American Recorder 1816

August 23, 1816 (American Recorder, a newspaper of Washington, Beaufort, NC, 2nd page)

Distressing Accident.—A few days ago two young man [sic], Jones & Shaw, both of Wake county, were amusing themselves in shooting squirrels, on their return home Jones’s gun accidentally fired and its contents were lodged in the right breast of Shaw, who expired of the wound the next day. The two young men were nearly related, and had been from their infancy very friendly—Shaw lived long enough to express his perfect conviction of its being an accident.
Ral. Star.

 

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E.A. DeSchweinitz of Salem, NC, an 1882 Graduate of UNC

year 1883

July 5, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 4th page)

The Star reports a Mr. DeSchelnitz as having graduated in General Chemistry at University of Virginia. We suppose the Star refers to Mr. E.A. DeSchweinitz, of Salem, N.C., a graduate from the University of North Carolina, class ’82.

 

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Dr. J.E. (Ed) Shields Visits Parents in Scotland Neck, NC, 1883

year 1883

July 5, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)

Personal.—

Dr. J.E. Shields, who has recently moved from Murfreesboro, to expose his shingle to the soft breezes and gentle zephyrs of Weldon, is on a visit to his parents in this place. Success awaits you, Ed.

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Hon. Robert P. Dick’s Lectures on Hebrew Poetry

year 1883

July 5, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)

We have received a copy of Sunday Afternoon Lectures before the Greensboro Law School by Hon. Robt. P. Dick. It is a neatly printed volume of over two hundred pages, and contains sixteen lectures on Hebrew Poetry. For beauty of diction and sublimity of thought, these lectures are surpassed by none that it has been our pleasure to read. The object of the author, as he states, is to excite an interest in the study of the Bible, by pointing out some of its literary excellencies and beauties, and he does this as few others could.

 

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W. H. Scott’s Cotton Blooms July 3, 1883, NC

year 1883

July 5, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2nd page)

Mr. W.H. Scott brought to town on the 3rd inst., a cotton bloom. Is there anyone in the community ahead of him?

 

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A Report on the Women in Various Professions in Nebraska, 1883

year 1883

July 5, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2nd page)

[Here and There]

Review: Nebraska has one woman minister, one woman lawyer, six women county superintendents and ten women physicians. Many women are engaged in editorial work.

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I would love to know more about each of these women.

 

 

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Marriage and Wedding Tour of Thomas W. Fenner and Sallie Erwin June 5, 1883

year 1883

June 28, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)

We are glad to welcome home again our whole soul townsman, Mr. Thos. W. Fenner. He has just returned from his wedding tour through Western North Carolina. He was married to Miss Sallie Erwin in Nashville, Tenn., on the 5th of June. Miss Erwin, we believe, is a native of Florida, her parents having moved to that State from North Carolina. Her many friends and relatives are glad to welcome her in our town. We congratulate Mr. Fenner upon winning the hand and heart of a lady remarkable, at least with us, no less for her talent and accomplishments than for her beauty.

 

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