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A lady’s mare, farm horse for sale, and lots of firewood (12/4/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 2, 1909 from the Mathews Journal For sale: A lady’s riding and driving mare, also fine road and farm horse, neither afraid of automobiles. —Dr.…
School parade (11/26/2019) - Gloucester County schools staged a parade down Main Street in November 1934. Shown above are some of the 1,500 marching pupils and teachers of Achilles, Botetourt, Hayes, Martin’s, Naxera, Shelly,…
Deer me! (11/26/2019) - Vashti Wilcher, owner of Vashti’s Jewelry and Gifts in Edgehill Shopping Center, Gloucester, holds up the only item in her front window left undamaged after a doe crashed into the…
High school fundraising slackens (11/26/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 25, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Apparently, the committee appointed to solicit funds for the new High School has relaxed efforts to a great extent.…
Remainder of poll tax may be awarded to schools (11/20/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 18, 1909 from the Mathews Journal At the next meeting of the Board of Supervisors that portion of the poll tax which is returned from…
Cardinal boasts a new log library (11/13/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 11, 1909 from the Mathews Journal A very interesting musical and literary entertainment will be given at the Cardinal Athenaeum by Mr. C.H. Rowe, of…
Cobbs Creek high school building plans are underway (11/6/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 4, 1909 from the Mathews Journal The building committee of the Cobbs Creek high school met at Cobbs Creek and agreed on a plan for…
Triad Health Fair (10/30/2019) - Walmart pharmacist Oleg Bandurco prepares Janice Higdon for her flu shot. Higdon was one of 25 of the 70 senior men and women attending the Oct. 22 Mathews Triad Fall…
Classified ads from Gloucester (10/30/2019) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 30, 1919 from the Gloucester Gazette Lost: Female hound, black with white breast. Finder please notify Floyd Walker, Sassafras. Lost: An old English history, between…
Please leave your automobiles at home when you come to the fair (10/23/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 21, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Owing to the introduction of automobiles in our county which has taken place so lately as to prevent the…
New fall goods are in stock in Mathews (10/16/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 14, 1909 from the Mathews Journal News from Marchant’s Dept. Store is that we have received all of our millinery stock and it is really…
A new owner at Brighton (10/9/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 7, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Mr. Rosser Diggs has just completed a very nice wharf and boat house at “Brighton” for Mr. H. Hollerith,…
Report on a prosperous grocer and insurance gent (10/2/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 30, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Mr. S. P. James is writing insurance to beat the band but at the same time is whooping up…
Parsonage fund to benefit from ladies’ play (9/25/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 23, 1909 from the Mathews Journal North: The play, “Six Cups of Chocolate,” a piece of feminine gossip in one act, will be given for…
Walker to carry on Mobjack business alone (9/18/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 16, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Notice of Dissolution of Partnership: The business heretofore conducted at Mobjack, under the firm name and style of Walker…
Women bolster a meeting on local education (9/11/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 9, 1909 from the Mathews Journal We were sorry to see so few men attend the educational meeting at the Court House on Aug. 31.…
A few classified ads from 1909 (9/4/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 2, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Cook and nurse wanted: Mother and daughter preferred or two sisters, nurse not under 15 years old. Apply Journal…
A tasteful wedding at Westville Baptist Church (8/28/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Aug. 26, 1909 from the Mathews Journal On Wednesday last, August 18, 1909, at 9 a.m., at Westville Baptist Church, Mathews, Va., Miss Josephine Thomas Fox,…
Journal editor sends well wishes to Sentinel chief (8/21/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Aug. 19, 1909 from the Mathews Journal We congratulate the editor of the Southside Sentinel upon the excellent health which he emphasizes in the following squib…
Who did that good deed on the steamboat? (8/14/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Aug. 12, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Wanted: To know the name of the gentleman who took in charge and brought to Mathews on Tuesday, Aug.…
Buy here, assemble a set of china (8/7/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Aug. 5, 1909 from the Mathews Journal We have 500 pieces of decorated china which we will give to our customers for the month of August,…
Advice from an ad: take these pills, save your marriage (7/31/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, July 29, 1909 from the Mathews Journal  A Western judge granted a divorce on account of ill-temper and bad breath. Dr. King’s New Life Pills would…
Marine railway planned on Milford Haven (7/24/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, July 22, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Wanted: Young man of some mechanical ability to join me in establishing a small marine railway and machine shop…
Moon landing (7/17/2019) - Fifty years ago this week, America held its breath as Apollo 11 vaulted toward the moon and the historic landing and first step that would be taken on the moon’s…
Church dinner planned at Haven Beach (7/17/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, July 15, 1909 from the Mathews Journal The ladies of Salem Church are planning to have a large time on the Haven beach, July 28. A…