Personals – Newspaper abstracts of “The Comings and Goings of the citizens of Florence 1905

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Personal mentions Transcribed From the Florence Times October 6, 1905 – Lauderdale County, Alabama

The Coming and Going of the Citizens at Large

Visitor To Our City and Citizens Who are Away

  • Capt. Walter S. white of Sheffield is getting up Colberts’ exhibit for the State fair.
  • Mr. W. B. Waddell, a prominent business man of Sheffield, was in the city Tuesday.
  • Mr. H. G. Winborne of the Oakland neighborhood was a pleasant caller at the Times office Wednesday.
  • Messrs. Pope McCorkle, J. S. Spain and L. A. Itanson of Waterloo were in the city last Friday and Saturday on business visits.
  • Mr. W. B. Price, son of Dr. and Mrs. W. M. Price, left Tuesday to attend the Dental school of Vanderbilt University, Nashville.
  • Mr. J. S. Eastep of Rogersville was in the city Sunday and Monday. We were sorry to learn from him that one of his sons is quite sick with typhoid fever.
  • Mr. Ed C. Crow of Birmingham was in the city the first of the week attending chancery court. His many old friends here were glad to see him on our streets again.

court-street-in-florence-alabama-on-a-saturday-afternoon-ca-1910-alabama-department-of-archives-and-historyCourt Street in Florence, Alabama on a Saturday afternoon ca. 1910 (Alabama Department of Archives and History)

  • Dr. H. R. Kennedy of Green Hill, our State Senator, was in the city Saturday and paid the Times the compliment of a call.The Doctor is always welcome visitor to our sanctum.
  • Mr. W. F. B. Williams, of South Carolina, was a visitor to friends and acquaintances here Sunday. Mr. Williams will be remembered by many as an extensive contractor during our boom days.
  • Dr. James K. Powers of Florence is mentioned in the Montgomery papers as a probable candidate for State Superintendent of education. He is amply qualified to fill the position with distinction.
  • Mr. W. M. Campbell has moved his business office from the Lucas & Kilburn building across the street to the Western Union office, first floor. Mr. Campbell is engaged in the real estate and insurance business, and in his office are the headquarters of the Florence Land Co. and the Sweetwater Land Co.
  • Mr. C. A. Ware went to Birmingham Monday night to ….space in the State Fair building…..Mr. Ware says he will have ….exhibit for our city and county.
  • Mr. Ernest Lemay of ….boro, N. C., arrived in ….Wednesday last to visit his …..Justice and Mrs. C. W. …Mr. Lemay has been confined to his room since his arrival ….with an attack of fever.
  • Mr. Murray M. Campb—- has been holding a position as the general manager of the —– Central railroad, with head —- in the city of Mexico, is —- home today, and may prof —- main at home now.

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Frank Campbell, a leading citizen of Limestone county, was caught in his ginnery last week and killed. He was a large landowner, depot agent, postmaster and merchant.

Richard Rison, son of the president of the W. R. Rison Banking Company, of Huntsville, was found dead last Thursday night in the rear of his office of the bank with a bullet through his heart. A note written in a scrawling hand stated that he accidentally shot himself while cleaning his pistol.

Personals from Rising Star, Texas

  • Mrs. A. B. Harraway is quite ill at this writing.
  • Mrs. T. Simp Smith and Mrs. C. C. Hammond visited A. B. Harraway Sunday.
  • Cotton is selling at 10 ¼ cents here.
  • Simon, you know how Uncle Zack is. He never writes a letter unless he has a drink. You know how seriously he got lacerated in the wire fence last winter.
  • I guess you will hear from Sut soon.
  • I have a riddle for Uncle Zack: Love, I sit and, love I stand, love I hold in my right hand; love I see in you. Unriddle this and you can hang me. Jack.

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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