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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…
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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