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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…
Graveyard fund seeks contributions (2/10/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Feb. 9, 1911from the Mathews Journal The Battery Cemetery Benefit Society, which has for its object the maintenance of Trinity church yard, through the courtesy of the…
Farm implements, fresh ground flour in our towns (2/3/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Feb. 11, 1911from the Mathews Journal A two-horse manure and lime spreader which cost me $110, for $50. Have bought a three-horse one and have new castings…
Old Vets honored with gala day, music and dinner (1/27/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Jan. 26, 1911from the Mathews Journal Lee-Jackson Day, Thursday last, was a gala day for the Old Vets and the U.D.C. of Mathews. An enormous crowd assembled…
Middlesex Fish Factory case opens January court term (1/20/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Jan. 19, 1911from the Mathews Journal The first day of the January term of Court opened very slowly. A small crowd was in attendance and no business…
Mathews Board of Trade to meet (1/13/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Jan. 12, 1911from the Mathews Journal On account of the unclemency of the weather the meeting of the Board of Trade and of the Committee selected by…
Classified ads from 1911 (1/6/2021) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Jan. 5, 1911from the Mathews Journal For Sale: 23 sheep cheap. Apply to John F. Hudgins, Laban, Va. For Sale: Pound stakes between 30 and 40 feet…
Colonial Monument roadways to connect historic sites (12/30/2020) - 90 YEARS AGOThursday, Jan. 1, 1931from the Gloucester Gazette It developed Saturday that the National Park Service is planning to spend approximately $250,000 on the parkway which will connect Jamestown…
Your admission charge is based on your waist size (12/22/2020) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 23, 1920from the Gloucester GazetteA unique feature of the birthday party to be given at the Woman’s Club New Year’s afternoon is a measuring party.…
Ten years ago (12/22/2020) - OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Last week we ran two photos from local Christmas parades of 2010. Here are two more to fill the gap in a year without parades. Above, members…
Bazaar supports work of Botetourt High School (12/16/2020) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, Dec. 16, 1920from the Gloucester Gazette Friday evening, Dec. 17, commencing at 5 o’clock, the Gloucester Superintendent of Schools desires to call special notice to all the…
Santa Claus to visit Achilles (12/9/2020) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, Dec. 9, 1920from the Gloucester Gazette All the pupils of Achilles High School are eagerly looking forward to the visit of Santa Claus. Each is expecting something…
Help wanted in 1910 (12/2/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Dec. 1, 1910from the Mathews Journal Wanted: A Pardner to engage in the Dry Goods business at Mathews C.H. Old stand and one of the best locations.…
When Thanksgiving wasn’t just a day’s holiday (11/24/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Nov. 24, 1910from the Mathews Journal In olden days our Puritan forefathers were wont to regard Thanksgiving as almost a holy day. They rested and feasted and…
Mathews teachers may attend conference without penalty (11/18/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Nov. 17, 1910from the Mathews Journal At a meeting of the County School Board, held at Mathews C.H. on Nov. 15, it was decided to allow all…
Comings and goings in neighborhoods (11/11/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Nov. 10, 1910from the Mathews Journal In news from Blakes area we are sorry to report the illness of Mr. Dwight Godfrey. Mr. Harry Wilson, who has…
A help for run-down women (11/4/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Nov. 3, 1910from the Mathews Journal Advertisement: An ideal husband is patient, even with a nagging wife, for he knows she needs help. She may be so…
Visiting friends, local sick list (10/28/2020) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, Oct. 28, 1920from the Gloucester Gazette Sadler’s Neck: Mr. and Mrs. Rob Wainwright, of York, visited the latter’s parents Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Corr.Mr. and Mrs.…
Selling out: two households advertise bargains (10/21/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Oct. 20, 1910from the Mathews Journal I will sell at auction at my home at Mobjack at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, all my household and…
New high school at Cobbs Creek has opened (10/14/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Oct. 13, 1910from the Mathews Journal Piankitank District has taken on a boom this year. The fine new High School at Cobbs Creek opened on Monday with…
Parsonage opened for inspection (10/7/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Oct. 6, 1910from the Mathews Journal The splendid parsonage of Bethel Church in Mathews which has been thoroughly modernized and enlarged at the cost of two thousand…
Friends visiting, coming and going (9/30/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Sept. 29, 1910from the Mathews Journal The Blakes correspondent reports that Miss Minnie Shockley, of Port Haywood, is visiting friends in this community.We regret to report Mr.…
Raising funds for a parsonage (9/23/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Sept. 22, 1910from the Mathews Journal The ladies of Mathews Methodist Circuit will give an entertainment at the parsonage Sept. 29, beginning at 6 p.m., with supper…
New man in charge at Cobbs Creek school (9/16/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Sept. 15, 1910from the Mathews Journal Prof. W.E. Moncure has been elected principal of the Cobbs Creek school, Mathews County. The school is a large one and…