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A new phone installed in Mathews store; Confederate veteran dies; lockjaw kills a horse

110 YEARS AGO

Thursday, April 25, 1907

from the Mathews Journal

Mr. F. Theo. Miller of the Tidewater Telephone Company has just fitted up the department store of our enterprising townsman, Mr. J. Flave Marchant, with a new phone. This convenience ought to increase his already large trade.

Mr. Isaac Lawson Sadler of Diggs died at his home on Tuesday the 16th. Mr. Lawson was a member of Armistead’s Battery during the Civil War and was mustered out at Appomattox Court House. He was a man of genial disposition, kind and considerate. He was 78 years old.

Mr. Willie Forrest had a valuable horse to die from lockjaw on Tuesday night.

90 YEARS AGO

Thursday, April 28, 1927

from the Mathews Journal

At a recent meeting of the Mathews Chamber of Commerce the road situation and future prospect was discussed at length. It was proposed that the local Chamber arrange a joint meeting with the Gloucester Chamber for the purpose of planning a drive to Richmond for the hard surfacing of the ...

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