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Personal mentions From Tuscaloosa News, Aug 2, 1937

The Wooleys Located in Northport, Alabama

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Personal mentions From Tuscaloosa News, Aug 2, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Strickland have returned from a delightful visit with Mr. Strickland’s relatives in Millport.

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Tidwell have returned from a weekend visit in Birmingham.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dorsey have been enjoying a delightful visit in Ashville and other sections of North Carolina.

Sterling Harris, now located in Montgomery, is spending a short vacation with his mother, Mrs. W. O. Harris on Broad Street

Harry N. Eddins has returned from a ten-day business visit in the southern section of Florida.

Mrs. Charles Collins and little daughter Charlene, have returned from Birmingham where they visited Mrs. John Hagler and Miss Bernice Hagler.

Other Stories with personal names mentioned

Bryant Gulley Arrives From Mississippi

Bryant Gulley has been called from his home in Mississippi by the illness of his uncle, Frank O. Gulley, and is the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gulley, on Queen City Avenue.

T. J. Moore, 70, Dies After Long Illness

Funeral services for T. J. Moore, 70, were to be held at 3 o’clock this afternoon from Murray’s Chapel near Columbus, Miss., with the Rev. Mr. Sweetanburgh officiating. Jones and Speigener will direct interment in the church cemetery.

Mr. Moore, a widely known citizen of Tuscaloosa County, died last nigh following an illness lasting approximately tow years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. T. J. Moore, and one son, Ray Moore of this city.

Wooleys Locate in Northport

Mr. and Mrs. Mabry Wooley have taken apartments with Mr. And Mrs. Edward Roberts in Northport for the season, Mr. Wooley is connected with Brown Funeral Service and a wide circle of friends will be happy to learn that he and Mrs. Wooley have located here permanently.

Roy Dunham, Jr. Returns From Camp

Roy Dunham, Jr., a popular member of the school set, has returned from a four weeks vacation spent in a Y.M.C.A. Camp at Bristol, Va., Before returning home he spent a week with friends in Bristol and was the guest of his sister, Miss Myra Dunham at Camp Sequoya, near Bristol.

Tuscaloosa Federation Council Meets

Tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock in the auditorium of Doster Hall there will be an important meeting of the Tuscaloosa Council of Federated Clubs, Mrs. H. G. Dowling will preside, items of interest will come up for discussion, and every federated club in the council is urged to have representation at this meeting.

Southside Baptist Y.W. A. Meets Tonight

The members of the Y. W. A. of the Southside Baptist church will meet tonight at 7:30 o’clock in the home of Mrs. Moody Smith for a program and business session.

Ruth Bible Class Meets Tomorrow

Tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock the members of the Ruth Bible class of the Calvary Baptist Sunday school will meet for the monthly social and Mrs. William Quarles will serve as a co-hostess.

Austins Return From New York

Mrs. Jim Austin and Miss Cherry Austin returned last night from a summer in New York where Miss Austin, such a lovely dancer and a general favorite in the juvenile set, did work under some of the most eminent artists of the dance in the East.

Much of the season was given over to private instruction in ballet but Miss Austin did some work in tap dancing, and was a member of a number of classes composed of professional dancers.

In the classes Miss Austin had the distinction of having as a partner on several occasions the noted Edwin Strawbridge and part of her summer training was to do demonstration work in pantomime before the school composed of 250 teachers of the dance from every section of the country.

One of the most thrilling of Cherry Austin’s summer experiences was serving as a model for a life size portrait, done by Gene Moore, and all Tuscaloosa awaits the arrival of this lovely portrait, to be Cherry’s gift to her father, Jim Austin, with interest.

Gene Moore, talented and quite in demand for portrait work, will place the portrait of Cherry Austin in New York for exhibit upon its completion and this will no doubt delay its reaching Tuscaloosa until the holiday season.

The association with the charming folk in the professional field of dancing afforded Cherry Austin worlds of joy this summer and needless to say that she at once became the “sweetheart in dancing” of the professional group in New York.

Miss Suther Bride of William Moreland In Quiet Event

Miss Virginia Suther, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Suther, and William Moreland of Ensley were quietly married Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock at the First Methodist parsonage with Rev. M. M. Davidson, pastor, officiating.

There were no attendants and for her wedding Miss Suther wore a handsome costume of navy triple sheer with a touch of white with all accessories of navy. Her flowers were in a shoulder corsage of pink rose buds, tube roses and blue for-get-me-nots.

After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Moreland will return to their home in Ensley.

The bride was educated in the Tuscaloosa schools until her last tow years where she attended Lee High school in Columbus, Miss. She was popular both in the school set and society.

Mr. Moreland, the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Moreland of Birmingham is located in Ensley where he is connected with the T.C. I.

ALBERTA CITY NEW – BY Mrs. J. L. Newman -Residence Phone NO. 2231-W

Scouts to Present Program

The Alberta City Boy Scout troop presented a program at the Baptist church Sunday in place of the regular evening service. Prof. Houston Cole was the principal speaker, using as his subject, “Scouting in Relation to the Community.”

Harold Kicker, one of the local scouts, gave a short talk on “Scout Laws” and Olin Zeanah explained the “Scout Oath.”

R. R. Fuller, the Scout master, told of his accomplishments of the scouts in the past year and P. H. Corn also spoke briefly.

Dinner Party Honors Visitors

A lovely dinner party on Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Brown especially honored Mrs. J. W. Harmon and Miss Katherine Harmon of Rome, Ga., who have been the feted house guests of the Browns for a week.

The Brown home, located on the new Holt road, is ideally arranged for entertaining and on this occasion there were lovely blossoms to add to the attractiveness.

The guest list at this courtesy included Mrs. J. M. Wilder, Misses Dorothy and Annie Ruth Wilder, Mrs. Bonnie Deramus and Mrs. Donnie Martain of Birmingham, Mrs. John Foster of Tuscaloosa, Miss Grace Simms and Miss Lena Belew, who are students in the University Summer School

A delicious menu was served at noon and during the afternoon hours additional guests called to welcome Mrs. Harmon, Miss. Harmon and the other out of town visitors.

Thomases Move to Montgomery

Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas and little son, Johnnie, will leave tomorrow for Montgomery where they plan to make their home in the future. Mr. Thomas, who holds a position with the Alabama Power Company, has been transferred to the capitol city and it is with regret that the friends of this popular couple yield them to another town.

Mrs. Thomas is an accomplished musician and since coming to this city from Huntsville has made many friends and has given of her talent at all social functions, civic and school programs.

Miss King Celebrates Birthday

Little Miss Rilla Mae King, the talented daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. King, gave a delightful party Friday afternoon in celebration of her sixth birthday and the scene of this courtesy was the lawn surrounding the King home on the eastern section of town.

Promptly at the appointed party hour the future belles and beaux assembled at the home of the hostess, bringing with them gifts. Miss King, wearing an exquisite Shirley Temple party frock of lavender organdy, greeted her friends most cordially. Iced lemonade was served from a flower decked table on the lawn as the guests arrived.

Under the direction of Misses Bettye and Virgina Maxwell a program of games and contests entertained during the party hours and the hostess’ bit brothers assisted in having a good time.

During the refreshment period ice cream, iced melon and birthday cake was served and enjoyed by the following: James Griffin, Willa Dean Griffin, Buddy Maxwell, James Hosmer, Elizabeth Harrell, Eleanor Moon, Ruby Worthington, Evelena Davis, Audrey Ann Judith, and Margaret Spinks.

Rilla Mae invited some of her older friends, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wiley and Mrs. J. M. Glass of whom she is very fond and they enjoyed the party of this perfect young hostess.

Sunday School Class Social

A spirited contest between classes of the Methodist Sunday school has been in progress for three months with the class having the highest class record for that period promised a social by the superintendent, Farris Yarbrough. The contest closed last Sunday and the Junior Class taught by Miss Annie Wedgeworth was declared winner.

On Wednesday evening the young people were entertained in the the Sunday school rooms and this time was spent in playing games and having fun. Miss Annie Lee Smalley led the fun period and prizes were given Miss Margaret Smith and Jack Brown.

During the refreshment period the host served the group of juniors ice cream suckers which were enjoyed.

Mrs. Pierson Entertains

Mrs. Ollie Pierson played the role of hostess on Wednesday when she entertained at a party for visitors in the community, Mrs. J. W. Harmon and Miss Katherine Harmon of Rome, Ga.

A large number of guests were included in this courtesy and at noon Mrs. Pierson served an old-fashioned chicken dinner. In the afternoon the party motored to Tuscaloosa and completed the day with a theatre party.


  • Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Holcomb have had as their honored guests Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Holcomb of Northern Georgia who have returned to their home after making the acquaintance of their handsome new grandson, W. B. Holcomb, Jr.

  • Rev. J. T. Bealle is conducting a revival at Hopewell Baptist Church. The protracted meeting began yesterday and will continue through this week.
  • Mrs. Tom Christian and interesting children are enjoying their annual visit to the Banks Donoho family in Tuscaloosa.
  • Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Ray returned last night from a visit to friends and relatives in Huntsville and Montgomery.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Parker Mize, Mrs. W. H. Forline and Mrs. Holman formed a congenial party motoring to Birmingham today for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Corry, nee Rosa Holman.
  • The friends of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Driver will be delighted to know that their lovely children are recovering from a recent attack of scarlet fever.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Charles Allison on Seventh Street have as their charming house guests Mr.Allisons sisters, Mrs. Moody, Mrs. John Ellis and Miss Allison, all of Springville.
  • Mrs. O. N. Maxwell, Jr. and lovely little Miss Mary Dawson have returned from a delightful three weeks visit with relatives in Atlanta and Birmingham.
  • Miss Minnie Wilson of Columbia, S. C. who has been visiting relatives in Meridian for some time, is stopping for a few days with her sister-in-law, Mrs. E. G. Wilson, at the home of Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Bingham on Broad Street.

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  • Introduction
  • DEATH & MARRIAGE NOTICES From Missing Issues of Autauga County Newspapers ca. 1850s – 1870s
  • NEWSPAPER ABSTRACTS from The Times Daily, Florence, Alabama July 14, 1894
  • MEXICAN WAR VETERANS from Greensboro, Alabama
  • MARENGO COUNTY, ALABAMA Marriages from 1818-1851
  • TUSCALOOSA NEWS August 2, 1937 – Stories and People Mentioned
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