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1880

MRS. ANGELINE BRANNON, of Dale County, Ala., is reported as having had thirteen children, seven of whom are living; seventy grandchildren, fifty-six of whom are now living; forty-five great grandchildren, thirty seven of whom are now living.Source: Vernon Clipper, Lamar County AL, January 30, 1880 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


 1886

Ozark, Dale County, has gone dry.  Source: Lamar News, Lamar County AL, January 21, 1886 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


1888

The post office at Clopton, Dale County was destroyed by fire a few days ago. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, June 22, 1888 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

 


1889

The work of putting up the telegraph line from Bainbridge to Montgomery is progressing with much rapidity, and before the Star agin streets its many reader, Ozark will be in connection with the outside world by means of the telegraph. – [Ozark Star]  Source: Marion County Herald, Marion County AL, May 2, 1889 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


1890

A new bank, known as the “Planters’ with a capital stock of $50,000 has been incorporated at Ozark.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, March 27, 1890 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

Ozark Star: There are now in the county five warehouses owned exclusively by the Alliance men.  Two at Ozark, one at Newton, one at Midland City and one at Artistiosa.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, October 30, 1890 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

The Sunday Schools at Ozark, says the Star, made up funds to provide articles of food and comfort for Loyd’s pointed family.  They no doubt appreciated this act of courtesy on the part of the Sunday schools.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, October 30, 1890 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


 

1891

A new jail for Dale County will be erected at Ozark by the Pauly Jail Company of St. Louis for $7,000.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, March 19, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

Ozark has cash in the treasury $4,558.94.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, June 18, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

Work has been commenced on the new jail at Ozark.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, June 18, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

Messrs. T. W. Chaffin and C. D. Tullis have formed a co-partnership in the cotton business at OzarkSource: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL,September 3, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

The Midland Railroad will begin at once the erection of a depot at Ozark.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, September 17, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

Rev. R. Deal has relinquished charge of the Baptist Church at Ozark.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, October 15, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

The colored school at Ozark, numbers about 150 pupils, and is being taught by J. H. Culver, with two assistants.Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, December 10, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

M. A. Smith, of Charlton, near Dean’s station, on the Georgia Central, in Dale county, lost his storehouse and contents by fire. The fire caught in the chimney.  Nothing was saved.  Insurance only $1,800.  The loss was fully $5,000.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, December 31, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


1892

Mr. J. C. Cullens will, in a few weeks, leave Ozark for South America, where he goes to engage in business at Rio de Janeiro.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, February 4, 1892 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

The Midland City Clipper has quit.  The outfit will soon be sold to parties at Ozark, who will begin the publication of the Alliance Banner in that city.Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, May 26, 1892 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

Stock have been prohibited from running at large in the town of Ozark.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, June 23, 1892 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


1893

One day recently the fertilizer factory at Ozark sacked and loaded 106 tons of guano.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, March 2, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney

Some enterprising citizens of Ozark are building a half mile driving part near that place for pleasure and convenience of the people of the town.  Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, March 2, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


1894

 

ALABAMA’S OLDEST CITIZEN – Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 12 – There lives in Ozart, in one of W. H. Simmon’s tenement house Alex Johnson, perhaps the oldest negro man in the south.  He is one hundred and twenty-one years of age. There is evidence to prove this.  He has been married five times.  By his first wife he had five children, by his second seven, by this third nine, by his fourth none, by his fifth nine. The last wife is still living.  He married her forty-one years ago.  He was living with his third wife when the stars fell in 1835.  He was freed from hard labor in the field in 1850.  He separated from his first wife; his second was sold away form him by his master; his third and fourth died, and his fifth still live.  He has become the father of four children since he became one hundred years of age.  His hair is as white as snow and his face and skin indicate great age.  His is a remarkable case and responsible men here will vouch for the facts stated. Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, February 15, 1894 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


 1897

 Mr. Bawsell, representing the Bell telephone Company, is in Ozark making arrangements for the establishment of a telephone exchange there.  It is understood that a long distance phone will be built from there to Montgomery, via Eufaula and Union Springs. The citizens are very much elated over the acquisition.  Source: Marion County News, Marion County AL, April 15, 1897 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney


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