Transcribed stories From the Florence Times October 6, 1905 – Lauderdale County, Alabama
NEW MANUFACTURE FOR FLORENCE
Railway Supply and Manufacturing Company Organized
The Hoxie-Kells machine works have been acquired by the Florence Machine and Railroad Supply Company for the manufacture of the Carden smooth surface cattle guard. Maj. A. J. McGarry, prominent in the industrial circles of Florence for years, has been elected president, and Luther Carden, of Iron City, Tenn., the patentee of the cattle guard, secretary. The stockholders are composed of strong businessmen of both Tennessee and Alabama, including James Garrett, of Lawrenceburg, Forsythe Brothers, of Iron City, and Geo. L. Hoxie, of Florence.
New machinery and equipment for the manufacture of the guard will be installed as rapidly as possible.
Committed For Matrimony
Since The Times, last report the following couples have been granted license to marry by Judge Porter: Lee Lawson and Nannie Haddock: John Burnett and Martha J. Reeder; Rudolph E. Lauger and Rosa Eckl; Benj. F. McClure and Nettie Livingston: Tom Ingram and Mary Douglass
Tony Fago Won Bicycle Race
During the recent races here a bicycle race between Fred Neale and Tony Fago was run at the fairgrounds. Tony rode a Racycle racer and won the race and first money. Tony says the Racycle racer can’t be beaten and is always a money winner.
Wood Avenue Pavements
The work of paving Wood avenue has begun in earnest, and will be pushed rapidly to completion. Mr. R. M. Martin is directing the work for Messrs. Crow and Angel under the supervision of City Engineer A. G. Negley.
THE JOINT COUNTY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE
Enthusiastic and Successful Teachers’ Meeting
The joint county teachers institute composed of the counties of Franklin, Colbert, Lawrence and Lauderdale, assembled at Town Creek Friday and Saturday. Quite a number of teachers were present, and all present took an active and enthusiastic interest in the proceedings. Hon. H. C. Gunnels, chief clerk in the office of the state superintendent of education, delivered a highly appreciated address to the institute on Friday. G. W. Duncan, now representing the University Publishing Company, was present also, and delivered an address.
Mrs. Jno D. Wyker of Decatur, representing the Federation of Women’s Clubs, delivered an address in the interest of school house improvement. Superintendents J. W. Johnson, Colbert, H. G. Almon, Lawrence, were present, Superintendent Koonce being chosen chairman. A good time was enjoyed by those present.
The Late Marvin Booth
A recent incident has recalled the sad death of Mr. Marvin P. Booth, which occurred at Tupelo, Miss., in August last, and which has not hitherto been published. He died after a lingering illness, and in his death passed away a most worthy and estimable young gentleman, who by his education and high character seemed destined to a bright future. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Booth, of Centre Star. He leaves a devoted young wife, who is now visiting his parents at Centre Star.
FIRST FAMILIES OF LAWRENCE COUNTY, ALABAMA Revised with direct links to many sources and burial sites!
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