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Monroe County, Georgia News
|Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 8 June
Monroe County Items
The following items are from the Buena Vista Argus:
The little infant babe of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Johnson departed this life on last Thursday evening. Emit J. McElmurry, infant son of J. M. and M. F. McElmurry, was born August 18th 1881, and died May 29th, 1883. Miss Cora, daughter of Mr. J. T. Wall was bitten by a ground rattlesnake last week. She was immediately brought to Tazewell and put under the treatment of Dr. J. M. Halley. Little Lucy, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Lampkin, was taken from this world of sorrow to a brighter home above, on Sunday morning at five o’clock. We are glad to announce that Mr. George Pool, who was so unfortunate as to have his house burned last week, has again erected a snug little cottage, with the aid of his friends and neighbors, and he is once more living comfortably. A convention of delegates from all the Sunday schools in the sub-district, composed of Marion and Chattahoochee counties, will be held in the Methodist church in Buena Vista, commencing Wednesday night before the third Sunday in June. The Columbus daily Enquirer-Sun of 22d of May, in the “notes from Marion,” speaks of the school at Buena Vista, as being in a “struggling” condition, and intimates the cause to be the removal of Prof. Branham. We deem it proper to state injustice to the school interest of Buena Vista, that the town has been scourged this year with both sickness and the measles, which is the true cause, perhaps of the falling off in the school. Contributed by Marla Zwakman
JOHNSTON, T. E.
Troy, Ala., Feb 25 - (Special) - T. E. (Ezra) Johnston, 82-year old Civil War veteran and one of the most prominent men in Pike County, died at his home near Tarentum Friday at 1 o'clock, following a long illness. Mr. Johnston was born in Forsyth, Ga August 14, 1846 and came to Pike County with his parents in infancy. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, having joined more than 40 years ago. His first wife died 55 years ago. He is survived by his second wife, four sons, four daughters, and a number of grandchildren. One brother, Joe C. Johnston, of Tarentum, and one sister, Mrs. James Wilson, also survives him. Funeral services were held at the Union Springs Church, near Hilliards Cross Roads, Sunday, with Elder Jack Wilson officiating. Internment was made in the family burial grounds there. (Source: Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 25, 1929 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)