History of Smyrna
Visiting The Past
Olive Springs, Sept. 15, 1916: Mrs. John S. Wilson gave a quilting
party on Tuesday to matrons and at night about fifty young
boys and girls were invited in and after several games suitable
for the occasion ice cream and cake were served.
Visiting The Past
Mr. L. Y. Rogers has the contract to clean off Olive Springs:
Maloney Springs cemetery, those being appointed on the committee
to see after this work are as follows: Messrs J. P. York, G. L. Shaw,
J. W. Barber, J. E. White and G. E. Crow.
Olive Springs, Sept. 29, 1916: Mr. T. F. Knox and Mr. E.M. Daniell are very
busy making syrup, if you want to enjoy some good home made syrup just call
on these gentlemen.
On Saturday night near Fair Oaks the buggy of Mr. S. A. White and Mr. J. H. Sanders
ran into each other, crushing the buggies and only slightly injuring them. The horses
were frightened and could not be controlled by the drivers.
Nickajack, Oct. 6, 1916: The month of October with the cool winds, the glorious
sunshine and golden rods, make us feel that nature has something more than real
summertime in the future for us.
The friends of little Herbert and Howard Moss will be glad to know they are
convalescing after several weeks illness of Typhoid fever, under the skillful
treatment of Dr. W. T. Pace.
Regular preaching at Mt. Harmony Saturday and Sunday. Rev. Byers is preaching
some able sermons.
Smyrna, Oct. 6, 1916: Miss Alta Hamby celebrated her 16th birthday at her home
near Smyrna Friday evening with a lawn party. When the big pink cake with 16 candles
was cut, Miss Leila Fowler found the dime, Mr. Green, of Atlanta, the ring and
Roy Fowler the thimble.
Olive Springs, Oct. 6, 1916 Mr. T. F. Knox and two sons, Messrs. W. H. and J. H.
accompanied by their uncle, Mr. Geo. Seals, of Atlanta, motored to Macon Tuesday
to attend the State Democratic convention.
Mr. A. A. Daniell has moved to Smyrna where he will open up a nice line of groceries.
Mr. Wilbur Moore will take Mr. Daniell's store near Jonesville crossing, which he
bought recently of Mr. Daniell.
Gilmore, Oct. 12, 1916: J. P., the little two-year old son of Mr. D. G. Runyun,
died in a private sanitarium in Atlanta, September 30th.
The Ladies Aid Society held their regular meeting at Locust Grove church on Tuesday
afternoon. It was decided that the society would meet only once a month and at the
ladies' homes during the winter.
Thelma Hogue celebrated her tenth birthday with a party on Saturday afternoon.
The Locust Grove school has opened with 230 pupils in attendance. The teachers are
Miss Emma Wicks, of Covington Miss Lillian Bryant, of Atlanta, and Miss Edith Conway,
Nickajack, Oct. 13, 1916: The members of Mt. Harmony Baptist church gave an
ice cream supper on Wednesday night Oct. 4, to raise money for the Orphans' Home at
Hapeville, a large crowd being present and a very neat sum of money raised.
A number of young people from this place are attending the circus in Atlanta today.
Smyrna, Oct. 20, 1916: Mr. Henry Rice, of Camp Harris, was the guest Sunday of his
parents Mr. and Mrs. P.M. Rice.
The Smyrna Literary and Social Club was delightfully entertained by Miss Ethel Gann
and Mrs. G. C. Green at Mrs. Green's home last Wednesday afternoon. All the members
attended the fair in Atlanta Wednesday of this week.
Gilmore, Oct. 26, 1916: Willie Henson, the 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. T. Duke, died in Gilmore.
Atlanta, October 29. His death was caused by an accident and interment was made in
Mr. Conway, of Conway Station, gave a very good talk at prayer meeting Sunday night.