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A murder trial and personals from June 13, 1940 – Anniston, Alabama

A murder trial and personals from June 13, 1940

(Transcribed from The Anniston Star, Thursday, June 13, 1940)

PERSONALS

DANCES WILL BE GIVEN FOR R. O. T. C. TRAINEES

Beginning Saturday evening a series of dances will be given for the R. O. T. C. trainees at Fort McClellan. The dances will be held at the post gymnasium from nine until twelve o’clock.

The events will be in charge of Major Don M. Scott, R. O. T. C. recreation officer, and Miss Sybil Creen, official hostess. The chaperons will include Mrs. L. D. Gittings, Mrs. L. G. Prentice and Mrs. T. M. Irish of Anniston; Mrs. Carl Wilson and Mrs. C. D. Pace of Oxford, Mrs. R. P. Felgar and Mrs. H. B. Mock of Jacksonville and Mrs. J. C. Inzer of Gadsden.

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ENGAGEMENTS

Mrs. Zack Schuessler of LaFayette announces the engagement of her daughter, Ella Brown, to Walter Roy Torbert of Opelika, the marriage to take place at an early date.

Mrs. William A. Moody of Sylacauga announces the engagement of her daughter, Blanche Eleanor, to C. Clark Ansley of Waycross, Ga.

FORMER ANNISTONIAN TO BE HONORED AT TEA

Friday afternoon at six o’clock at her home on Leighton Avenue, Miss Mary Hood Gardner will entertain with an informal tea.

The honor guest will be Mrs. Thomas Abel of Honolulu, formerly Eva Powers of this city, and the event will include a group of Mrs. Abel’s intimate friends.

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PERSONALS

Miss Marion Brazelton and Miss J (?)eanette Wilkins are attending the Presbyterian young people’s assembly at Shocco Springs.

Mrs. Olen Nelson and daughter are visiting friends in Eufaula.

Mrs. David Young of Atlanta is visiting her sister, Mrs. Mary Allen Crump, on Tyler Hill.

Mrs. Mary Anne Word of Christiansburg, Va., will arrive during the week-end for a visit with Miss Anne Lloyd at her home on Leighton Avenue.

Miss Elizabeth Roberts will spend the summer in Anniston and will be at home at 1124 Quintard Avenue.

Mrs. Ross Ogletree has returned after a visit with Mrs. Cooper Sanders (Gertrude Ogletree) in Greenwood, S. C.

Robert E. Baker, Jr. is attending the Presbyterian young people’s assembly at Shocco Springs.

Samuel Hodges of Scottsboro is attending the R. O. T. C. camp at Fort McClellan.

Miss Ann Cole, Miss Nell Sellers, Miss Anne Dixon Warneck and Mr. Neal Sellers, Jr. have returned after a trip to New York.

Mrs. Shelby Phillips has returned to Huntsville after a visit with her sister, Mrs. Barney Roberts.

Miss Elizabeth Dozier of LaGrange, Ga., is visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Dozier at their home at 730 Highland Avenue.

Miss Martha Graham will return Sunday after a visit with Mrs. Samuel W. McCrackin in Middlesboro, KY.

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FACES NEW TRIAL IN NURSE’S DEATH

MONTGOMERY, ALA., June 13, (U.P.) – Dave Canty will go on trial in Montgomery County in July for the second time upon a charge of slaying a capital city nurse in 1938.

Circuit Court Clerk John Matthews announced the new trial of the Negro today. The court convenes on July 8.

Canty was convicted of killing Miss Eunice Ward in 1938 in a field just outside Montgomery. He was sentenced to the electric chair but the U. S. Supreme Court recently reversed the decision on the grounds a confession he purportedly made was illegally obtained.

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ALABAMA GENEALOGY NOTES: Volume VIV-

Contents

Introduction
WASSON BIBLE
CHARLES CLAUDE TERRY BIBLE RECORD Chambers County, Alabama
ROBERT BOYD’S FAMILY BIBLE
POWELL BIBLE Clarke County, Alabama
BIBLE of NOEL PITTS, Barbour & Pike, Alabama
BIBLE of MRS. SARAH ANN MASON GRIFFITH, Autauga, Alabama
HORN FAMILY BIBLE RECORD
WILLIAM H. GREENE Family Bible
GEORGE WASHINGTON RIVERS Family Bible
BIBLE RECORD of BUTLER family Winston County, Alabama
BAILEY AND TARLTON Alabama Bible Records
JOHN C. BUSH Decatur, Alabama Family Bible
BIBLE of JOHN WESLEY BEAGLE
The Tuscaloosa News
Some deaths that were reported in Alabama on March 24, 1917 & 1937

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