Monday, August 31, 2009

"Today in Fayetteville" June 3, 1932

The Fayetteville Enterprise

June 3, 1932


Of interest to a wide circle of friends in the county was the marriage of Miss Janie Parker to Mr. Ezra Banks, The marriage occured Sunday, May 29Th. At 11:30 at the home of the brides parents, with Rev. WF Burdette performing the ceremony. Mrs. Banks is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Parker of New Hope. Mr. Banks is the son of Mr. Britton Banks of New Hope.

Regular Meeting of U.D.C. Chapter

The regular June meeting of the Fayette County Chapter UDC will be held on June 10Th at 11:00 am at Dr. Camps lake on his farm near Hopeful. This will be the last meeting of the Chapter before September, and the program committee has arranged for a picnic dinner on the occasion. Cars will be furnished for transportation of all members, and they are requested to notify some member of the committee in the event transportation is desired.


One way of putting the unemployed at productive work is to set them prospecting for gold. That is not so fantastic as it may sound. There are gold deposits in many places which easily yield enough to pay good wages to people who know how to get the gold out.

In Denver and other Colorado city schools for gold diggers have been started. Half a dozen experience placer miners are showing the unemployed how to wash the sands of the South Platte river for gold. Here inside the city limits of Denver, every Spring and Summer since gold was first discovered there in 1858, miners have been mining out 1.50 to 2.00 a day of gold per man.

Mr. AB Tinsley Passes Away

Mr. AB Tinsley died at his home near Ebenezer Church May 24Th. He was 90 years of age and had lived in Fayette County during his entire lifetime. he was one of the few remaining Confederate soldiers who saw actual service. He also served as county commissioner of this county for several terms. He married Miss Melissa Spur, who preceded him in death about two months. Mr Tinsleys sterling character was for him the love and respect of a wide circle of friends who sympathize with the family in his passing. The funeral was held at Ebenezer Church. The Rev. BP Yett. a former pastor officiating.

He is survived by one son, Mr G. Tinsley and two daughters, Mrs BJ Perry and Mrs Andrew Phillips, besides a number of Grandchildren.

Mrs Hattie E Murphy Passed Away May 24

This Community was shocked and saddened on the morning of May 24th when the announcement was made that Mrs Hattie E Murphy had passed away.This splendid womam had lived in this community for forty years. Mrs Murphy prior to her marriage to JR Murphy on Oct 18, 1892, was Miss Hattie Dean, daughter of Captain Burkett Dean and Mrs Lucy Christian Dean, Her father being one of the pioneer citizens of Clayton County. He was a gallant soldier in the War Between the States, and distinguished himself on many battlefields.

Her funeral was held at the Fayetteville Methodist Church.

Submitted by CB Glover

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Today in Fayetteville" January 5, 1917

1917 was a new and exciting year for our "folks" in Fayette County. Let us take a look at what was of interest to them...

January 5, 1917

The holidays passed so quietly that we hardly realized it was Christmas. The new year is with us and we should try with more zeal and courage to make it a brighter and better year than the one just past.

Several kind-hearted people of the county help to brighten the lives of the old people at the county farm Christmas, by remembering them with gifts of wearing apparel and fruits, which was highly appreciated.


This part of town has undergone a considerable change. Some families moved out and others moved in. Mrs. J.S. Millsapps moved to a farm 6 miles west of town and Mr. W. H. Tidwell moved into the house formerly occupied by her. Mr. J.R. Jackson moved to a farm four miles east of Jonesboro, and Mr. Bogan Farrer has moved into our midst. We welcome good people in our town.

Miss Anna Ruth Murphy returned to school at Milledgeville last Wednesday
Marcelus Kendrick is at Mr. B. Thornton and is just recovering form a case of measles.


"A real garden", says Mr. Hastings, president of the Southeastern Fair Association and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, properly prepared and planted, and kept planted throughout the season, will help more to decrease store bills than anything else the farmer can do.

There are lots of what I term 'one planting' gardens. Gardens with a few struggling rows of beans, a few dozen cabbages and tomato plants, with some watermelon off in one corner, but that’s not real gardening any more than a youngsters first drawing of a cat or a dog on his slate, is fine art. Our southern folks generally don’t take the garden seriously when as a matter of fact the right kind of a garden, containing a full line of vegetables and kept busy all season, is reasonably sure of furnishing at least half the living of the family.

Submitted CB Glover