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Progress on school well, J. B. McCrory ill, and visitors in Sumter County, Alabama August 3, 1923

Local news about people from around Sumter County, August 3, 1923

(Transcribed from Sumter County Journal, York, Alabama, August 31, 1923)

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Mr. Jack Smith of Geiger is making good progress on the bored well at the school house. This will be a much needed improvement to our community.

Mrs. Estelle Wiggins returned from her home at York where she had been on account of sickness. We are glad to see her able to be back at Emelle again.

Rev. F. A. Rogers of Livingston was the guest of his brother, Mr. Willingham, this week.

Mrs. J. L. Elliott and small son C. A. Jr., returned from a visit to her parents at Locapocha, Ala.

The continued rains, boll weevil and army worm have about finished the crops in this community.

J. B. McCrory has been confined to his home several days on account of sickness. He is somewhat improved at this time.

L. M. Swain, accompanied by Mrs. Meddle Jones, Misses Louise and Olive May Swain, and little Jim Jones, motored to Columbus, Miss., to visit relatives there.

Misses Annie Lee and Aggie Sue Bond of Gulfport, Miss., returned home Friday after a pleasant visit with their aunt, Mrs. Margaret Elliot.

Miss Clyde and Vista Murray of Carrollton are visiting among their many friends and relatives here.

Miss Louise Stegall arrived home yesterday from a visit to her uncle, C(?) Daniel, at Meridian.


There was quite an exciting time in Geiger yesterday for awhile. A house belonging to Mrs. Kate Gilbert and occupied by Mr. W. A. Rogers and family caught fire from the kitchen flue, and in a short time the fire had gained such headway that it was thought the house could not be saved, but by the heroic efforts of the people of Geiger the fire was finally extinguished. All the household goods had been removed, but kind friends soon placed them back. Half the roof was burned and the wall paper badly damaged by the water used.

Miss Lottie Mae Rogers returned Monday from Meridian where she has been been visiting relatives.

Mr. Algie Washburn has returned from Chicora, Miss., where he had been at work for some time.

Mr. Oakley B. Gilmer and Misses Fannie, Kate, Jesse and Mary gray, who have been visiting Mr. W. C. Gilmore and family of this place, have returned to their homes in Virginia. They made the trip by automobile.

Rev. Phares held his regular appointment at the Methodist Church here Sunday and Sunday night. He preached two good sermons.

Mrs. Waller and daughter Miss Sarah Elizabeth of Houston, Tex. are visiting Mr. and Mrs. John Pinson of this place.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Dotson and little son Jack motored to Scooba today.

Mr. A. Moskovitch of Birmingham will put in a line of drygoods here soon. “Competition is the life of trade.”

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