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Do you believe in ghost stories? (6/28/2017) -   110 YEARS AGO Thursday, June 27, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Last Sunday evening two young ladies of Cricket Hill, on their way to church, stopped at the usual…
Big sale is underway at the Marchant store (6/21/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, June 20, 1907 from the Mathews Journal The J. Flave Marchant Co. just received a big lot 5 and 10 cents goods from a New York…
Unclaimed letters heading to Dead Letter Office (6/14/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, June 13, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Following is a list of letters remaining uncalled for in the Post Office at Mathews, Va., June 8. They…
Holly Grove Church hosts the Rev. Mr. Suddith, preacher (6/7/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, June 6, 1907 from the Mathews Journal The Rev. Mr. Suddith will preach at the Holly Grove Christian Church at 11 a.m. on Sunday next. Children’s…
A profitable program at Bethel Church (5/31/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 30, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Quite a crowd gathered at Bethel Church on Sunday night last to witness one of the most illustrious melodramatics…
Ice cream social planned in Mathews (5/24/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 23, 1907 from the Mathews Journal There will be a strawberry and ice cream festival on June 4 at the old home of Mr. Cornelius…
A ‘wheel,’ which probably meant a bicycle, stolen at Susan (5/17/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 16, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Some scamp or tramp entered the yard of Mr. W.L. Williams at Susan during the past week and carried…
‘I would rather be defeated honestly than to be elected dishonestly’ (5/10/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 9, 1907 from the Mathews Journal To the voters of Mathews County: As I got quite a complimentary vote four years ago for Treasurer I…
A new millinery department in village store (5/3/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 2, 1907 from the Mathews Journal The firm of Sears and Williams opened their millinery department this week. Mr. R. Lee Sears arrived home from…
A new phone installed in Mathews store; Confederate veteran dies; lockjaw kills a horse (4/26/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 25, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Mr. F. Theo. Miller of the Tidewater Telephone Company has just fitted up the department store of our enterprising…
Big storm damages boats and fishing equipment (4/19/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 18, 1907  from the Mathews Journal Schooner Jerome, Capt. George Shelton, was blown ashore on Dutchman’s Bar in the recent storm, and it is said…
Big storm hurts island fishermen (4/12/2017) -   110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 11, 1907 from the Mathews Journal The two windstorms, one of the week before last and the one of this week, have played havoc…
A delightful party is held at ‘Oakland’ (4/5/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 4, 1907 from the Mathews Journal The Misses Miller of “Oakland” at North gave a delightful party to their friends on Monday evening, April 1,…
Phonographic entertainment to benefit a church (3/29/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 28, 1907 from the Mathews Journal There will be a phonographic entertainment at the Court House to benefit Central Church on Tuesday night next. Mr.…
Clamming in Bar Neck (3/22/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 21, 1907 from the Mathews Journal The Barneck girls went out on a clamming expedition and succeeded in getting about 1,500 clams from the Barneck…
A lost pocket-book (3/15/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 14, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Lost: A brown leather silver mounted pocket-book containing a pencil and ten cents and a memorandum; lost on Monday…
A Gwynn’s Island wedding report from 1907 (3/8/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 7, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Gwynn’s Island: Miss Lizzie Foster and Mr. Edwards were quietly married at the home of Mr. C.H. Owens on…
Village blacksmith is working long hours (3/1/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 28, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Mr. Harry Hammond, our village blacksmith, seems to be quite busy in his shop working for the fishing firms;…
Glimpses into the Past: Five acres available for parsonage (2/22/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 21, 1907 from the Mathews Journal We have been authorized to offer for sale to the one parsonage location for East Mathews Circuit, a piece…
Bucket brigade saves the school at Mobjack… (2/15/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 14, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Friday morning about 11 o’clock there came very near being a serious conflagration at the village school in Mobjack.…
Yorktown Mine Depot explosion topic of talk (2/7/2017) - The 1943 explosion at the Yorktown Mine Depot was the topic of discussion at the Jan. 23 meeting of the Gloucester Genealogical Society of Virginia. Frank Green of the York…