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The news from Glass in 1921 (10/20/2021) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, Oct. 20, 1921from the Gloucester Gazette In Glass news, We are glad to report that Mr. Walter Buck, Jr., who had the misfortune to sprain his ankle…
Citizens need to pay up their school pledges (10/13/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Oct. 12, 1911from the Mathews Journal As the Journal has before pointed out it is absolutely necessary for the citizens to come up with the amounts subscribed…
News from 1911, comings and goings (10/6/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Oct. 5, 1911from the Mathews Journal Mr. C.R. Richardson visited Norfolk this week. Mr. A.L. Winder spent several days at his home near Retz last week. Mr.…
Signs point to a cold winter ahead (9/29/2021) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, Sept. 29, 1921from the Gloucester Gazette Chief Cook, of the Pamunkey Indians, declared that a hard, cold winter is just ahead of us. All Indian signs point…
Newly appointed Mathews teachers are announced (9/22/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Sept. 21, 1911from the Mathews Journal With the exception of Mathews C.H. where the new building is not quite completed, schools in the Westville district will open…
Bids invited for Mathews schools’ winter wood (9/15/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Sept. 14, 1911from the Mathews Journal Bids for furnishing wood to the different schools in Westville School District will be received from now until Oct. 1. In…
Gloucester looks for better fire protection (9/1/2021) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 1, 1921from the Gloucester Gazette Mathews County’s disastrous fire last week has turned the thoughts of Gloucester C.H. citizens to their own lack of adequate…
News notes from 1911 (8/25/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Aug. 24, 1911from the Mathews Journal Miss Adele Hunley is with her mother Mrs. L.B. Hunley. The things we don’t have to do look awful easy. Dr.…
Death of a notable citizen (8/18/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Aug. 17, 2011from the Mathews Journal Another of the old Mathews Landmarks was torn down on Tuesday when the spirit of Mr. Seth F. Miller crossed the…
A wagonload of young people enjoy Bethel Beach (8/11/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Aug. 10, 1911from the Mathews Journal A merry party of young folks fared forth from Port Haywood on Tuesday night bound to the Bethel Bay Shore. An…
Phone company making progress (8/4/2021) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Aug. 4, 1921from the Gloucester Gazette The annual meeting of the Tidewater Telephone Company was held in the main office of the company, at Gloucester C.H.,…
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…
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