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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…
Life in 1910: Visiting, preaching, school and business notes (9/9/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Sept. 8, 1910from the Mathews Journal Rev. Mr. O. Ryder, from the Orphans Home, will preach at Methodist Church, Sunday night. McSherry Hunley and Seabrook Smith will…
Summer visits and church outings enjoyed (9/2/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Sept. 1, 1910from the Mathews Journal Laban: Miss Naomi Banks, who has been spending several weeks with relatives here, has returned to her home in Portsmouth. A…
Narrow escape from a boat fire (8/26/2020) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Aug. 25, 1910from the Mathews Journal Mr. Robert Miller and three other gentlemen from Newport News, while trying to find their way in the mouth of…
A perfect record (8/26/2020) - The Cobbs Creek Little League team of 1960 went undefeated in the first year of organized youth baseball in Mathews County. The championship team members included, in front, batboy Robbie…
Extras (8/26/2020) - Gloucester schoolchildren joined experienced young extras for scenes filmed in 1987 at the Gloucester School Administration Building as part of the movie production “Phoebe.” Transformed by dress and hairstyle to…
Comings and goings in the Blakes community of 1910 (8/19/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Aug. 18, 1910from the Mathews Journal Miss Bertha Basset of Blakes, is quite sick at this writing. Mr. Curtis Edwards who has been quite sick for some…
Remembering boyhood in the 1800s (8/12/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Aug. 11, 1910from the Mathews Journal News from Susan: Mr. Wm. B. Diggs and wife, of Baltimore, are spending the summer with his brother and sisters, as…
Many want Glebe fund used for school purposes (8/5/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Aug. 4, 1910from the Mathews Journal Many of the school patrons of the county are agitating for using the Glebe fund for Public School purposes. We are…
Clubhouse built in Mathews (7/29/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, July 28, 1910from the Mathews Journal A fine bungalow is being erected at “Spring Hill,” the farm of Mr. S.G. Miller, which when completed with be the…
Planning for the 1910-11 school year (7/22/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, July 21, 1910from the Mathews Journal The county school board met for its annual settlement with the Treasurers on July 18. The finances of the several districts…
A big sale at the Marchant store (7/15/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, July 14, 1910from the Mathews Journal We are now showing our first display of Ladies Walk-Over shoes. These do not need a line in the Newspaper to…
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Bethel Church holds a picnic, ice cream for Children’s Day (7/8/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, July 9, 1910from the Mathews Journal The Children’s Day picnic held at Bethel Church near Laban a few nights ago, was a success in some respects at…
Summer visiting news from communities (7/1/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, June 30, 1910from the Mathews Journal Mr. B. W. Sutton, of Blakes, returned home from Norfolk on Friday. Mr. Clinton Sadler is home from Hampton and Phoebus.…
Local residents home from college, visiting afar (6/24/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, June 23, 1910from the Mathews Journal Mr. Earl Marchant is at his home at Crickett Hill for the summer, after spending the past session at the Virginia…
News from Gwynns…and more from days gone by (6/17/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, June 16, 1910from the Mathews Journal Gwynns: Mrs. Ruth Muse anticipates a trip to Westmoreland county in the near future. Miss Lora Owens has returned home from…
Achilles High School corner stone is laid (6/10/2020) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, June 10, 1920from the Gloucester Gazette With impressive Masonic ceremony, the corner stone of Achilles High School was laid Wednesday in the presence of a large gathering…
Please pay your subscription for new high school fund (6/3/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, June 2, 1910from the Mathews Journal The land upon which the new High School will be built having been selected, those who have subscribed to the High…
Your choice of shoes at rock-bottom prices (5/27/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, June 2, 1910from the Mathews Journal The Great Sacrifice Sale! Never was such a sale in force in this County. 5,000 pairs shoes must go at a…
A birthday party and a hay ride (5/20/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, May 19, 1910from the Mathews Journal Little Miss Earlyne and Maurice Hughes entertained a few of her friends on Friday from two to six p.m. Those being…
MHS commencement is at Red Men’s Hall (5/13/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, May 12, 1910from the Mathews Journal The commencement exercises of the Mathews High School will be held in the Red Men’s Hall on Friday night, May 20,…
Mr. Clements may have a wondrous hen (5/6/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, May 5, 1910from the Mathews Journal A strange rumor is at present going around. Its origin is as follows: Mr. John Burke says that Mr. Henry Hunley…
Consolidated school under consideration in western part of Mathews (4/29/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 28, 1910from the Mathews Journal To the Patrons of the Battery School: Having been appointed a member of a committee to advise as to the desirability…