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A narrow escape (7/28/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, July 27, 1911from the Mathews Journal Mr. Wm. H. Miller came near being gored to death on Sunday last by his bull. His (the bull’s) goring days…
Holiness group organizes (7/21/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, July 20, 1911from the Mathews Journal Sunday, July 16, a written announcement was read by Mr. Jno. F. Hudgins, a prominent citizen of Mathews Co., and Secretary…
Gloucester nine beats Shelly, 21-1 (7/14/2021) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, July 14, 1921from the Gloucester Gazette The baseball team of Gloucester C.H. covered itself with glory in a contest with the Shelly team at Shelly, Saturday, winning…
Community hall at North is dedicated (7/7/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, July 6, 1911from the Mathews Journal A small but representative crowd attended the dedication of the new hall at North, on the 4th. The hall which is…
Point Tigers win their opener (6/30/2021) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, June 30, 1921from the Gloucester Gazette The Gloucester Point Tigers played their first game of the season last Saturday afternoon by defeating a picked team from the…
New Ford car starts up and goes for a ride (6/23/2021) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, June 23, 1921from the Gloucester Gazette Mr. Walter Ware, who sells Fords when he can’t persuade a prospect to buy an Overland, pulled off a new advertising…
Piano owner wants to rent a space (6/16/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, June 15, 1911from the Mathews Journal Wanted: To rent, two unfurnished rooms for light housekeeping, without board. First floor preferred for I will have a piano. Or…
A dressmaker is needed (6/9/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, June 8, 1911from the Mathews Journal A Dressmaker wanted to take charge of an established business. Excellent location, new equipment, unusual opportunity. Address X, Journal Office, Mathews,…
Corn, buggy, harness, mare, ewe for sale (6/2/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, June 1, 1911from the Mathews Journal For sale: 100 bushels corn, cheap. Apply W.R. Stoakes, Moon, Va. For sale: One second hand top buggy, and one horse…
Steamboat excursion to benefit school fund (5/26/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, May 25, 1911from the Mathews Journal The ladies of the Civic League here will run an excursion from Hicks, Williams, Philpotts, and Diggs Wharves to Norfolk on…
Please pay the printer what is due (5/19/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, May 18, 1911from the Mathews Journal This is the season for planting seed, and it’s also the printer’s time of need. Sow radish seed and lettuce too,…
Bride is heading for her new California home (5/12/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, May 11, 1911from the Mathews Journal The marriage of William D. Green, of Tulare, Cal., to Miss Mora Pierce, of Pinetta, Gloucester county, brought about by a…
Program offers Coping Techniques for Caregivers (5/12/2021) - Commonwealth Senior Living Gloucester House will host a presentation on Coping Techniques for Caregivers at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the New Life Ministry Center, 3450 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes.…
New Point School corner-stone to be laid (5/5/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, May 4, 1911from the Mathews Journal The corner-stone of the new high school building at New Point will be laid by Oriental Lodge No. 20 on May…
Point ladies visit a submarine (4/28/2021) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, April 28, 1921from the Gloucester Gazette Mrs. Wyndham Clopton, of Gloucester Point, and Mrs. William Clopton, of Gloucester, were delightfully entertained on Wednesday evening by Captain Hart…
Fundraising supper at North (4/14/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 13, 1911from the Mathews Journal The ladies of the Battery Citizens League will have a progressive supper and Bazaar in their new hall at North, Va.,…
Supervisors changing levies in Mathews (4/7/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 6, 1911from the Mathews Journal The Board of Supervisors, at a meeting held on March 31, changed the different levies as follows: 5 cents on each…
School supper raises $35 (3/31/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, March 30, 1911from the Mathews Journal The Educational Rally, held at Mathews C.H., on Tuesday under the auspices of the Ladies Civic League, was an interesting and…
News from the Piankitank River neighborhood (3/24/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, March 25, 1911from the Mathews Journal Mr. Callie Grey is moving his poultry business to Holland Point. Boyd Twigg is home from a towing contract on the…
Odd vine at Sibley’s (3/17/2021) - Cecil Sibley, right, owner of Sibley’s General Store in Mathews, and his helper Timmy Rowe show an oddly twisted wisteria vine that Sibley found in the yard of his home…
County board to set tax rate (3/17/2021) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 16, 1911 from the Mathews JournalThe Board of Supervisors has decided to meet on March 31 to decide upon the rate of taxation for the…
Town Hall to be Built at North (3/10/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, March 9, 1911from the Mathews Journal The progressive citizens of North have perfected plans for the building of a town hall at that point. Already lumber is…
Farmers prepare for spring planting (3/3/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, March 2, 1911from the Mathews Journal The farmers are beginning to make preparations for the spring work. They can be seen cleaning their fields of stalks and…
Central Church ladies hold a tacky wedding fundraiser (2/24/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Feb. 23, 1911from the Mathews Journal On Wednesday night, March 8, at 8 o’clock p.m., the ladies of Central Church will hold a Tacky Wedding, Basket Social…
Large audience watches comedy performance at Port Haywood (2/17/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Feb. 16, 1911from the Mathews Journal The comedy, “The Six Kleptomaniacs,” given at the Red Men’s Hall, at Port Haywood on Tuesday night was a success, financially…