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A Christmas wedding (1/3/2018) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Jan. 2, 1908 from the Mathews Journal Christmas trees were not the only feature of the evening of the 26th of December. Rev. Geo. E. Thomas,…
Wheel chair now available for loan (12/27/2017) - 70 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 24, 1947 from the Gazette-Journal  The Ware River Circle of The King’s Daughters has a wheel chair which is available for anyone in Gloucester County…
Where to get your carriage painted (12/20/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 19, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Hearn & Miller, carriage painting and repairing. Wagons and carts of all kinds made in a neat manner. We…
Advertisers attract the Christmas trade (12/13/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 12, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Any person purchasing a pair of shoes from us will receive a ticket. The ticket will give them a…
Ice cream festival brings out a crowd at local school (12/6/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Dec. 5, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Mobjack public school had an ice cream festival last Friday evening, which was liberally patronized. The friends of the…
Grocery store is stocked for Christmas (11/29/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 28, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Christmas Opening at the Blue Ribbon. Come and see your old friend. We have a nice supply of Christmas…
First community dinner in Mathews (11/21/2017) - Thanksgiving dinner was served to over 150 people at Kingston Episcopal Parish House in Mathews on Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, thanks to the generosity of the members of Christ Episcopal…
Farmers can take a free winter course (11/21/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 21, 1907 from the Mathews Journal The Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College offers for the first time a free winter course for the farmers themselves.…
The Mobjack School reports its honor roll (11/15/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 14, 1907 from the Mathews Journal The Mobjack public school is well attended and the pupils are doing good work. Mobjack School Roll of Honor…
Two cows only things saved from a burning barn (11/8/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 7, 1907 from the Mathews Journal The barn owned by Mr. Wm. Eddie Davis at Hookemfair was struck by lightning at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon…
Cold weather supply of blankets, millinery available now (11/1/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 31, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Wolffe & Nelson wish to call the attention of the trade to their large supply of blankets and comfortables.…
Lost: Telescope bag, with clothing, shoes, looking glass (10/25/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 24, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Lost: On the road from Hookemfare on Wednesday morning, a telescope bag, lead colored. The bag contained clothing, shoes,…
Account of a lovely wedding 110 years ago (10/18/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 17, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Captain Luther H. Foster and Miss Ruby Marchant were married on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Old Baptist…
Music teacher has come home and is ready to help your child (10/11/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 10, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Miss Ruth Shackleford returned on Tuesday, after a week’s stay at the Exposition and Portsmouth. She returns full of…
Teachers named in Westville district (10/4/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 3, 1907 from the Mathews Journal The following teachers have been selected for the Westville district: High School – Mr. James Madison School No. 1…
Now the Tompkins Cottage (9/27/2017) - A group of interested county residents became concerned in the summer of 1967 about the future of this small house adjacent to Mathews Court Green, then known as the Miller…
Get your school supplies from Sibley Bros. (9/27/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 26, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Sibley Bros. just received a full supply of Public School books. The stock includes all the text books recommended…
Churches to hold combined prayer meetings (9/20/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 19, 1907 from the Mathews Journal The churches of our village have decided to hold a Union prayer meeting Tuesday evening of each week at…
Merchant prepares for the fall sales season (9/13/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday. Sept. 12, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Mr. Robert L. Sears, manager of Sears & Williams, has just left for Baltimore to replenish his stock. The…
Basket party to benefit parsonage fund (9/6/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 5, 1907 from the Mathews Journal The Willing Workers, of the Old Baptist Church, will have a basket party on the lawn in front of…
Blacksmith seeks an apprentice; more ads and news from 1907 and beyond (8/30/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Aug. 29, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Wanted: A boy to learn blacksmithing; a good job and the right kind of a home for an appreciative…
A hayride from Blakes to Mathews Court House (8/23/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Aug. 22, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Blakes: Mr. Gilbert Bassett gave a very delightful hayride in honor of Miss Straughter and Miss White. The jolly…
Preachers frown on Sunday steamboat excursions (8/16/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Aug. 15, 1907 from the Mathews Journal It was resolved that the ministers of Mathews County make from their pulpits an earnest appeal to their respective…
A birthday party in Mathews (8/9/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Aug. 8, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Little Lucy Litchfield Sears entertained her friends at a most enjoyable birthday party at her home “Halcyon Hall,” on…
Large raft of logs leaving East River (8/2/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Aug. 1, 1907 from the Mathews Journal What is said to be the largest raft of logs ever towed up Chesapeake Bay is to start from…