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Description: Decatur Department;
Married - Ryan & Harris;
Strayed from Whitten

Date: January 1 1891

Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL

Source: Madison County, AL Library

Page/Column: Page 3, Column 5

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DECATUR DEPARTMENT
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R. A. SPARKMAN – MANAGER
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W. T. McDaniel spent Sunday in Moulton.

L. P. Troup visited relatives in Danville last week.

C. B. Hays of Memphis, Tenn., visited his parents here last week.

R. L. Barkett and B. L. Neely went to Scottsboro Sunday to visit friends.

William Lile, a prominent young merchant of Trinity, was in town Friday.

Muncy P. Sparkman attended the big supper that was given at Flint Friday night.

N. M. Pride after spending the holidays with friends and relatives returned to Nashville Sunday.

Miss Mabel Davidson an attractive young lady of Warrior passed through the city Sunday enroute to Scottsboro to visit relatives.

J. W. Tyler head clerk in Wyker’s hardware store, left Friday to spend a few days with his many friends at Valhermoso Springs.

Ed Pickard of Birmingham passed through Decatur Thursday, where he has been visiting.

Jno. H. Isley left for home Thursday morning with his gun, a bountiful supply of ammunition to spend the Christmas holidays hunting.

A shooting spree took place on Hank Street Friday night between Sam Barker and ----Moseley, two negroes. Barker was shot through the shoulder, but little damage was done. Moseley was arrested and put under bond.

The party given last Friday night by Mrs. _. C. Sheets at her home on Lafayette Street, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Troy was the social event of the season. A large number of young people were present and had an enjoyable time in chatting and playing social games. About ten o’clock the party was invited into the dining room to take part in cutting Mr. Troy’s wedding cake & partake of the magnificent feast that was spread. L. P. Troup got the ring and will be the first among those who were present to get married. G. D. Williamson is the old bachelor, he got the straw.

Last Wednesday night train No. 4 on the M. & C. railroad ran over and killed a man at the west end of the yard. It is thought that he was stealing a ride on the trucks and was thrown off and run over, crushing his head to pieces, and cutting off his right arm. Letters were found on his person which showed he was from Cartersville, Miss. Mr. W. T. Morrow, agent for the M. & C., road, telegraphed to Cartersville, to ascertain where his people lived so he could turn the corpse overt to them, but nothing could be learned as to where his people were, so he was buried at the city cemetery Thursday.

The following officers for the ensuing six months were elected on Monday night for Hermoine Lodge No. 16 of the Knights of Pythias.
Thomas Hobart, P. C.
J. D. Watts, C. C.
E. J. Coyngton, V. C.
J. A. Thomason, Prelate.
P. J. Edwards, M. & Exc.
W. H. Hanks, K. of R. & S.
Max Baumgarten, M. A.
David Bethard, I. G.
J. M. Robinson, O. G.
D. R. Lindsey, T. G. Hughes, T. H. Hobart} Representatives to the Grand Lodge.
W. H. Ruff, P. J. Edwards} Alternates.
J. A. Rountree, Orator.

At the home of the bride’s father Mr. Joseph P. Ryan, in west Decatur; on Christmas night, Prof. H. R. Harris, of New Decatur, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Emma Ryan. Quite a number of friends and relatives were present to witness the ceremony. Rev. Mr. Stroup, pastor of the M. E., church of east Decatur, pronounced the words that made Miss Ryan, Mrs. Harris. After the ceremony the party marched into the dining room and partook of a magnificent feast that was spread for the occasion. Mr. Harris is a prominent young educator late of Uniontown, Ky. He moved to Decatur in the early part of the New Decatur school board he was chosen as assistant principal in the Gordon school. He has many friends and is loved, esteemed and respected by all. The bride is one of New Decatur’s favorites. She is beautiful and talented. They left on night train to take their bridal tour.
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Strayed
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From my farm two miles west of Hartselle, one sorrel mare, has white spot in forehead, and shod all around. Anyone giving information of her whereabouts will be liberally rewarded.
C. D. Whitten.

Submitted: 01/09/19

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