Twice Told Tuesday

Twice-Told Tuesday: Happy Birthday!

29 October 2013 Family Stories

“October 28—Mrs. Mollie Clayton, Elaca Hemphill, Maudie Sue Forrest, Maurine Springfield.”1 The “Elaca Hemphill” who is being remembered is actually Alacia Hemphill. Her birthday was October 29, rather than October 28.2 Nevertheless, I love the fact that the newspaper published birthdays! Twice Told Tuesday is an occasional series featuring family-related articles republished from old books, magazines, […]

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Twice-Told Tuesday: Murray County in the Service

30 July 2013 Family Stories

“William D. Kendrick, S 1/c, USNR, son of Adolph C. Kendrick, of Chatsworth, has returned to the States from Tokyo Bay on the Battleship, USS Wisconsin for the 45,000-ton ship’s participation in the observance of Navy Day on October 27. The Wisconsin figured prominently in action during the final eight months of the war, supporting […]

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Twice Told Tuesday: James Jackson Feted at Dinner

2 July 2013 Family Stories

“James Jackson, who left recently for San Diego, Calif. where he will be stationed at the U. S. Naval Training center there, was honor guest at a supper his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Jackson, gave at their home before his departure. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Freeman King, Mrs. A. M. Rogers, Miss Eva […]

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Twice-Told Tuesday: Still Quilting at 83

24 May 2011 Family Stories

CHATSWORTH – Mrs. N. C. Ward of Sunset Drive off Charles Road works barefoot at her machine making quilts.  She will be observing her 83rd birthday tomorrow and would like to hear from all her friends for whom she has made quilts.  For over 40 years she has made quilts, but it was about 12 […]

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Twice-Told Tuesday: Mrs. N. C. Ward Makes Quilts

15 March 2011 Family Stories

This article about my great-grandmother was published in the Autumn 1974 issue of Georgia Life magazine (now defunct). “An 83-year-old Chatsworth woman makes and sells about $1,000′s worth of quilts each year in a home enterprise that began about twelve years ago.  At that time Mrs. N. C. Ward injured her back and her doctor […]

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Twice Told Tuesday: Hemphill Elected to City Council

7 September 2010 And More

Robert M. Hemphill, proprietor of a local dry cleaning plant and an officer in World War Two, was elected a member of the Board of Aldermen at a special election held last Saturday.  Hemphill will fill the unexpired term of the late T. H. Moreland. Fifty votes were cast for Hemphill, who had no opposition. […]

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Twice Told Tuesday: Mrs. Mary Hemphill Called By Death

27 July 2010 And More

Mrs. Mary Hemphill, one of the best known and most beloved women of Murray County, died Wednesday, and was buried Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family burying ground. Mrs. Hemphill lived in Chatsworth for several years, making her home with her son, Mr. J. A. Hemphill.  Her many friends are saddened by her […]

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Twice Told Tuesday: Death of B. B. Hemphill

6 July 2010 Family Stories

On the 13th of October 1909, Mr. B. B. Hemphill, one of the oldest and best citizens, departed this life at the ripe old age of 88 years, 8 months, and 3 days.  He was born in McDowell county, North Carolina, and came to Murray county, before the Civil War.  He enlisted in the Southern […]

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Twice Told Tuesday: Lucy Hill Institute Notes

16 March 2010 And More

Rev. Simmons of Rome, Ga., visited our school Monday morning and conducted devotional exercises, after which he gave a talk of encouragement. Jeff Wood entered school Monday, and is boarding at the Shields House. Blanche and Edna Hemphill are among the new students of this week. Flora Gordon, Effie Lee Brown, Minnie Barksdale, Stella Leonard […]

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Twice Told Tuesday: Burgin Homestead Burns at Old Fort

26 January 2010 And More

Building Erected More than 150 Years Ago Destroyed By Fire Last Sunday Afternoon One of the historic homes of McDowell County passed Sunday when the Burgin home on Catawba river was destroyed by fire at 1:30 p. m. This old homestead, which was situated a mile east of Old Fort, was built over 150 years […]

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