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A bad scratch, trip to hospital, wellness again (5/11/2022) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, May 9, 1912from the Mathews Journal Mr. J. Monroe Hutson, the popular New Point merchant, has been suffering from a severe case of blood poisoning but is…
Pay your poll tax, and vote (5/4/2022) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, May 2, 1912from the Mathews Journal It is very desirable that all good citizens vote. On every and all occasions they should register their convictions upon matters…
Baseball fever hits Mathews County (4/27/2022) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 25, 1912from the Mathews Journal If the energy devoted to making a racket at Mathews Baseball Park could be compressed and utilized it would furnish 60,000,000,000,000…
Road improvements, school benefit, and a shocking disaster at sea (4/20/2022) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 18, 1912from the Mathews Journal The new shell road on North River is about completed and is a fine piece of work and a great credit…
Play ball! Local teams are active on the diamond (4/13/2022) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 11, 1912from the Mathews Journal The baseball spirit now rife throughout this country seems to be in evidence here and games are being scheduled right along.…
A delightful party is held at North (4/6/2022) - 115 YEARS AGOThursday, April 4, 1907from the Mathews Journal The Misses Miller of “Oakland” at North gave a delightful party to their friends on Monday evening, April 1, 1907. Miss…
A bonnet party will benefit Sunday School (3/30/2022) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, March 7, 1912from the Mathews Journal On Wednesday, April 3, at the home of Mrs. Letcher Hudgins, a bonnet party will be given for the benefit of…
A sign of warmer days (3/23/2022) - 115 YEARS AGOThursday, March 21, 1907from the Mathews Journal In the news from Diggs, several pounds have been set, a few fish caught. It makes me feel that the good…
A few shad are being caught as fish season opens (3/16/2022) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, March 14, 1912from the Mathews Journal Though the fish season was expected to be late this year on account of the severe winter which also prevented the…
Friends looking forward to another party, soon (3/9/2022) - 115 YEARS AGOThursday, March 7, 1907from the Mathews Journal Bohannon: Mr. and Mrs. Eleven White gave a delightful party on Tuesday night last to a few friends. Among those present…
Snow lingers but the sun is shining (3/2/2022) - 115 YEARS AGOThursday, Feb. 28, 1907from the Mathews Journal The weather which has been intensely bad for quite a while is now looking much better, and though the snow is…
Party time at the Armistead home in Traders (2/23/2022) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, Feb. 23, 1922from the Gloucester Gazette F.K. Shackelford & Bro., local agents for the Ford, are in receipt of a notification from the Ford Motor Company advising…
Hayes Store High School seniors announce their specialties (2/16/2022) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 16, 1922from the Gloucester Gazette Hayes Store High School Senior Class has finally decided on their class colors, motto, etc. Motto: “Climb though the Rock…
In spite of bad weather, oysters prepared for shipping (2/9/2022) - 115 YEARS AGOThursday, Feb. 7, 1907from the Mathews Journal Hicks Wharf: The prominent oyster men are busily engaged in barrelling oysters this morning under the gentle showers of hail. Miss…
New schools swell local pride (2/2/2022) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Feb. 1, 1912from the Mathews Journal No citizen worthy of the name can help feeling pride in the new High School building here or in the fine…
Proposed bills would allow vote on liquor, regulate child labor (1/26/2022) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Jan. 25, 1912from the Mathews Journal Among the most important measures thus far introduced in the Virginia Legislature are: The enabling act, a measure allowing the people…
Party for Norfolk friend brightens a winter day (1/19/2022) - 115 YEARS AGOThursday, Jan. 17, 1907From the Mathews Journal Miss Effie Miles gave a party in honor of her guest, Miss Hyacinth Williams of Norfolk. The rooms were brightened by…
Dancing until midnight in 1912 (1/12/2022) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Jan. 11, 1912from the Mathews Journal Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Hughes gave a delightful dance on last Friday night, after dancing until midnight refreshments were served. All…
Theater and bird calls enliven the evening at North (1/5/2022) - 115 YEARS AGOThursday, Jan. 3, 1907From the Mathews Journal The theatrical performance given by the ladies of the Battery at Nelson’s storehouse on Monday night proved to have been one…
A three-car accident at Ark (12/29/2021) - 90 YEARS AGOThursday, Dec. 31, 1931from the Gloucester Gazette Three cars were involved in an automobile collision on the State highway at Ark Sunday night when a Chevrolet coach driven…
Woman’s club holds bazaar and makes donations (12/22/2021) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, Dec. 22, 1921from the Gloucester Gazette The Board of Governors of the Gloucester Woman’s Club held its monthly meeting in the club rooms Saturday, Dec. 17. It…
Christmas program planned at Belroi School (12/15/2021) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, Dec. 15, 1921from the Gloucester Gazette The Patrons’ League of Belroi School will have a Christmas tree and entertainment at the Belroi school Thursday night, Dec. 22.…
To Newport News and back in the same evening! (12/8/2021) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, Dec. 8, 1921from the Gloucester Gazette Gloucester county people will be given an opportunity to attend a show in Newport News at least once a week and…
Gloucester couple is married in Hampton (12/1/2021) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, Dec. 1, 1921from the Gloucester Gazette A pretty but quiet wedding was solemnized on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 5:30 p.m., in Hampton, at the home of Mr.…
News from Clay Bank in 1921 (11/23/2021) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, Nov. 24, 1921from the Gloucester Gazette in news from Clay Bank, Miss Lillian Kemp and Miss Ruth Norfolk spent the weekend with Miss Daisy Davis. Mr. and…
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