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Piano fund for the high school is growing (5/30/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 28, 1908 from the Mathews Journal The entertainments given by the Mathews High School on Friday and Monday nights proved a great success in every…
A surprise marriage at Susan (5/23/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 21, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Susan: It is not everybody that knows how to keep a secret, but it seems that Mr. Monroe Stewart…
Cleanup at the cottage (5/16/2018) - Members of the fifth and seventh grade 4-H clubs of Lee-Jackson School in Mathews helped to clean up the grounds and hedge of “the Miller property,” now known as the…
Salesmen stop over in Mathews (5/16/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 14, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Among the traveling men registered at Hotel Mathews the past week were: J.R Butler, A.C. Fitzhugh, Overall, Hart, Renzie,…
Mrs. Stoakes, 92, attends Salem Church (5/2/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 30, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Mrs. Harriet Stoakes, mother of Mr. W.R. Stoakes, now 92 years old, was at Salem Church last Sunday. She…
If you’re preparing for an auction, let the pros decide what’s valuable (5/2/2018) - Most people who’ve decided to sell their property at auction assume that the first thing they need to do to prepare for the big day is to start getting rid…
Preparing for that final journey we all must take (5/2/2018) - There was a time when almost all funerals followed a generally accepted pattern. The deceased’s body was prepared and laid out by the funeral home and there was an evening…
Fishing season off to a poor start (4/26/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 23, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Present indications are that the fishermen will have a poor season this year due to several causes, mainly; however,…
Social at St. John’s raising funds for rectory (4/18/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 16, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Do not forget the date of the social to be held by the St. John’s Sunday School on Easter…
Building boom underway in Mobjack (4/11/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 9, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Mobjack: Messrs. Hobday and Machen, the enterprising young contractors and builders who built the commodious and somewhat pretentious dwelling…
Get your eyes examined, free of charge (4/4/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 2, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Dr. I. Berman, of Norfolk, who has large optical establishment in that city, and who holds a diploma from…
Industrial park established (3/28/2018) - Nine of the 15 organizers of the Mathews Development Corporation are shown in April 1968 on the site of the future Willow Oak Industrial Park at Cobbs Creek. They had…
A great fishing season is reported (3/28/2018) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 28, 1918 from the Mathews Journal Best season for years, say the Fishermen, who reported that the present fishing season, so far as Winter Harbor…
The skies are full of…hydroplanes! (3/21/2018) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 21, 1918 from the Mathews Journal Hydroplanes aplenty are soaring over Mathews. Each day the whirr of the high-power engines can be plainly heard and…
Carpenters fall from a scaffold (3/14/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 12, 1908 from the Mathews Journal While at work on the porch in front of Sears & Williams store on Monday morning last the scaffolding…
Leap Year peril for Mathews County man (2/28/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 27, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Gwynn’s Island: A young man from East River (better known as Tick Neck) was seen on the Island on…
Chicago man is life of the party (2/21/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 20, 1908 from the Mathews Journal There was a grand party at the home of Mr. A.F. Miller last night. There was a large crowd…
A happy gathering at the Odd Fellows Hall (2/14/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 13, 1908 from the Mathews Journal It seems as the weather, which had been quite unpleasant and looked as if it would be worse, cleared…
A big crowd views play at the Red Men’s Hall (2/7/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 6, 1908 from the Mathews Journal The “Turn of the Tide” was presented to a crowded house at Red Men’s Hall on Monday night. The…
Music and Memory enriches lives of center’s residents (1/31/2018) - Riverside Convalescent Center-Mathews is trying a new program to help enrich the lives of its residents and provide them with comfort. The center is asking for help from the public…
Mr. Foster opens a men’s store in Mathews (1/31/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Jan. 30, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Mr. R. Wesley Foster has opened a men’s clothing cleaning, pressing and repairing office over the bank. Mr. Foster…
A party brightens a January evening (1/24/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Jan. 23, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Mr. and Mrs. Dossie Mitchem gave a very delightful party at their home on Wednesday, Jan. 8, in honor…
A successful dramatic performance given at Mobjack (1/17/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Jan. 16, 1908 from The Mathews Journal The play performed at Mobjack at the Odd Fellows hall on Jan. 9 proved a great success, both from…
Oyster inspectors fining, say they ‘need the money’ (1/10/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Jan. 9, 1908 from the Mathews Journal We have heard it charged by oystermen that inspectors in fining them would accompany the fine with the statement…
Recovering from the big ice storm (1/3/2018) - Power was interrupted by an ice storm to almost all Gloucester and Mathews residents on Christmas Eve of 1998 and the problem lingered into the new year. The holiday weekend…