Press "Enter" to skip to content

Days Past

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…
An impressive marriage ceremony held for Blakes couple (7/10/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, July 8, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Blakes: The season of suspense long hovering over her host of admirers was finally lifted on Wednesday evening, June…
Live candidates only need apply (7/2/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, July 1, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Wanted: A good LIVE young man of good habits to clerk in a dry goods store at Mathews C.H.…
Lawn party will benefit Salem Church (6/26/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, June 24, 1909 from the Mathews Journal There will be a lawn party given by the Sunbeam Society on Tuesday night, June 29, on Miss Louise…
Farm animals and equipment for sale (6/19/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, June 17, 1909 from the Mathews Journal For Sale: A gentle six-year-old farm and work horse at $125, one purebred fresh Jersey cow $40, one No.…
Heavy rains wash out the fun (6/12/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, June 10, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Susan: Last Friday may be set down as the heaviest rainfall of the season, a complete washout in this…
Big sale underway at G.S. Marchant’s store (6/5/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, June 3, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Beginning June 1, I shall cut the price on everything in my store. We will sell to close all…
A Gwynn’s Island Wedding of 1909 (5/29/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 27, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Gwynn’s Island: A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Baptist Church on Thursday night May 20 when Miss…
Lawn party to benefit Trinity Church (5/22/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 20, 1909 from the Mathews Journal There will be a lawn party at Mr. Cornelius Hughes old home on Wednesday night May 26, for the…
The ladies watched the nets being fished, and got much more (5/15/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 13, 1909 from the Mathews Journal They did not consult the Oracles. On last Monday morning most any fisherman might safely have predicted a rainy…
Fishing season appears to be a success (5/8/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 6, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Susan: The fishing season, which at one time was thought to prove almost a failure, bids fair to be…
Old maids invite the men to Cricket Hill (5/1/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 29, 1909 from the Mathews Journal “The Old Maids” are still hunting the bachelors and widowers. Not being able to captivate the Mathews bachelors, they…
A big revival at Bethel Church (4/24/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 22, 1909 from the Mathews Journal The revival services that have been going on for nearly three weeks at Bethel Church closed last Thursday night.…
A good old party at the Red Men’s Hall (4/17/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 15, 1909 from the Mathews Journal A merry entertainment by the ancient maids and bachelors of Mathews Baptist Church will come to pass in the…
News from Gwynn’s Island (4/10/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 8, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Gwynn’s Island: Miss Maggie Adams, who has been visiting friends on Gwynn’s Island, has returned to her home in…
Miss Dillehay receives a wonderful gift (4/3/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 1, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Redart: Miss Gravelle Dillehay was presented with a handsome pony and rig last week as a gift from her…
A pleasant quilting party was held at Diggs—in 1909 (3/27/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 25, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Diggs: Mrs. Dollie Owens gave a quilting party at her home last Thursday; everyone present seemed to enjoy the…
Shade trees planted at Susan parsonage for Arbor Day (3/20/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 18, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Last week the people around here had an Arbor Day, and met at the parsonage lot at Susan and…
Warren to discuss senior scams, other dangers at NARFE meeting (3/13/2019) - Gloucester Sheriff Darrell Warren will address at the next meeting of Chapter 1757 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, alerting the group to senior scam dangers and drugs…
Births and other changes from Redart (3/13/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 11, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Redart correspondent says, Hello Journal! Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Ogden are the proud parents of a fine baby…
News of centuries ago (3/6/2019) - Compiled by Sara E. Lewis, who collects Gloucester-related mentions from the Virginia Gazette in her blog, “…it yields to no Place in Virginia” at gloucestercounty.blogspot.com. 280 YEARS AGO Feb. 2,…
The horse hitch that did not hold (3/6/2019) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 4, 1909 from the Mathews Journal Susan: On last Friday night Mr. John Borum Diggs tied his horse to a peach tree that was decayed…