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    March 2017

    Asheville City Directory 1908 - 19 additional pages transcribed - Surnames Rabe to Ryne
    (Includes name, occupation, home address, phone number and wife's first name. Widows include the given name (or initials) of the deceased husband.)

    Marriages: Allison/Remson; Dodd/Bailey

    Newspaper Gleanings:
    Crimes: W Royal charged with mutilating money
    Courts: Mayor's Court: McClain fined.
    Criminal Court: Cases Disposed: Bumpass; Hall; Marthee; Ward.

    Obits: J Clarence Davies, s/b Mary Weigandt; Arvilla Lynch, s/b Mary Weigandt; Infant McFee; Rev William Nichols, s/b Mary Weigandt; Thos Suttles

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    December 2016

    Asheville City Directory 1908 - 16 additional pages transcribed - Surnames Pace to Quinton
    (Includes name, occupation, home address, phone number and wife's first name. Widows include the given name (or initials) of the deceased husband.)

    Bio: Lillian Clement-Stafford

    Churches: All Souls' Biltmore

    Cemetery Adds:
    Riverside: Edward Alston; Henry Alston; John Armstead; Maggie Arnold; William Atkinson; Kaite Gudger; Eliza Rollins; Lillian Clement-Stafford

    Newspaper Gleanings
    Community: Post Office closes at Glencoe
    Crimes: Murder in Swannanoa Township; Asheville Store Robbed
    Marriage License: Burlison/Brown; Miller/Sluder; Nutton/Moore; Proffett/Grant
    Parties: Christmas party for Asheville Telephone company
    Schools: County Schools close
    Sick Lists: Bishop Smith Improving

    Military:
    Confederate Companies from Buncombe County

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    August 2016

    Asheville City Directory 1908 - 15 more pages transcribed - Surnames Moore to Ownbey
    (Includes name, occupation, home address, phone number and wife's first name. Widows include the given name (or initials) of the deceased husband.)

    Cemetery Adds:
    Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery: John A Lyerly
    Cane Creek Cemetery: Thomas Brevard; Zebulon P Brevard; Zebulon Vance Brevard; Naomi Merrill; Emory M Mitchell
    Ebenezer Cemetery (colored): Survey from 1939
    Green Hills Cemetery: Harry Clay
    Hughey Cemetery: James Hughey; Joseph Hughey
    Mountain View Memorial Park: Lawrence Brown
    Riverside Cemetery: Infant Adams; Mable Foister; Joseph Guillet; Thomas F Hunter; Albert Jarvis; Reuben Lee; Capt James Lipe; John Palmer; John Robert Rich; Bertha M Hughes Weaver; Infant Son Weaver
    Tabernacle United Methodist: Charlotte Walker; Emma Walker

    Death Records:
    Charles N Vance

    History Topics:
    Office of Sheriff 1792 - present

    Newspaper Gleanings:
    Court News: Letter of Administration for William R Trout
    Politics: Election results for 1860
    Real Estate: Lots in Skyland

    Marriage: Corn/Brown

    Obits: Fannie Anderson; McIver Bostic; W H Jarvis; John Morrison; Charles Vance;

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    June 2016

    Asheville City Directory 1908 - 10 more pages transcribed - Surnames Merrill to Moore
    (Includes name, occupation, home address, phone number and wife's first name. Widows include the given name (or initials) of the deceased husband.)

    Cemetery Adds:
    Asbury United Methodist Church: Dr J S T Baird
    Riverside Cemetery: Patrick Abernathy; Mary Adams; Alfred Belote; Charles Vance; Florence S Vance

    History Topics: Historic Hotels: Battery Park Hotel; The Belmont

    Newspaper Gleanings: Real Estate: Pearson to Helme and Gwya Sick List: Mrs J H Reynolds and Mrs N Haskew Curtis critically ill; Miss M Ella Brown fell down stairs

    Military: Civil War Soldiers Records and Profiles: George Adams; J S T Baird; Samuel Banks; William Bishop; James Cannon; John Carlton; J Cole; Thomas Davidson; Thomas Dula; Joseph B Garren

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    March 2016

    Asheville City Directory 1908 - 20 more pages transcribed - Surnames McAbee to Merrill
    (Includes name, occupation, home address, phone number and wife's first name. Widows include the given name (or initials) of the deceased husband.)

    Cemetery Adds:
    Averys Creek Christian Church Cemetery: M K Lance
    New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery: Martin Lance; Mary Ann Lance; John Lance
    Newton Academy Cemetery: Harriet Hood; George C Swain
    Riverside Cemetery: Henry Abbott; John Accee; Edith Aldridge; Charles Bard; Elsie Bard; John Barnard; David Boone; Elizabeth Earle; William Featherstone; Benjamin Gudger; Elizabeth Gudger; Capt David Vance; Harriett Vance; Priscilla Vance; Mary Wilbar

    Death Records: T B Lytle

    Family Bibles and Records: Vance Family

    Marriage: Coxe/Vance

    Military Records: Civil War Soldiers Records and Profiles: Adams; Curtis: Davis; Dillard; Ensley; King; Kyle; Lange; Reynolds; Stevens; Wright; Yancey; Young

    Newspaper Gleanings: Divorce: D H Shook vs Hester Shook

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    November 2015

    Asheville City Directory 1908 - 20 more pages transcribed - Surnames Kadelitz to Lytle
    (Includes name, occupation, home address, phone number and wife's first name. Widows include the given name (or initials) of the deceased husband.)

    Cemetery Adds:
    Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery: C Gilreath
    Averys Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery: J Ingram; L Ingram
    Barnard Cemetery: J Barnard
    Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery: W Justice
    Berea Baptist Church Cemetery: B Fortune
    Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery: J Cox
    Green Hills Cemetery: W Israel
    Oak Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery: J Ducker
    Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery: I McAbee
    Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery: N Kuykendall
    Reeves Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery: J Bryson
    Riverside Cemetery: Dr H Gudger; P Jones; S Dermid
    Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery: G Fortune
    Western Carolina Veterans Cemetery: R Morgan

    Newspaper Gleanings:
    Community News: City Council Report
    Court News: Howland sues Asheville
    Real Estate: Transfers for Jan 19,1889

    Obits: James Hugh Aiken; Mrs J J Britt; Dr H Gudger; Mrs Beulah Hoover, Zebulon B Vance

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    September 2015

    Asheville City Directory 1908 - 13 more pages transcribed - Surnames Ingle - Justice
    (Includes name, occupation, home address, phone number and wife's first name. Widows include the given name of the deceased husband.)

    Biographies: David Lowrey Swain

    Cemetery Adds:
    Merrill Patton Family Cemetery: John Merrrill
    Newton Academy: James M Smith
    Riverside Cemetery: Charles Lee, Gen James Martin, Andrew McGonnigle, George Redfern, Lamar Stringfield, Thomas Wolfe

    County Records: City Officials & Fire Alarm Stations 1908

    History Topics: Senators from Buncombe County 1792 - 1850

    Marriages: Brown/Brown; Clement/Keith; Graves/Hill; Hughes/Brown; McCall/Coble; Mosely/Sammey

    Newspaper Gleanings:
    Court News: Dermid sues for $30,000
    Other Interesting News: Oldest man in North Carolina
    Political News: Sorrells elected
    Sick Lists: Rhodes taken to asylum in Morganton

    Obits: James M Smith

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    May 2015

    Asheville City Directory 1908 - Surnames "H" (20 pages)
    (Includes name, occupation, home address, phone number and wife's first name. Widows include the given name of the deceased husband.)

    Biographies: Ballew; Duvall; Jimison; Swaim; Starnes; Still; Robeson.

    Cemetery Adds:
    Riverside: Brown, Clingman, Craig, Davidson,Gudger, Memminger, Pearson,Starnes.

    History Topics:
    Asheville 1803-1844

    Newspaper Gleanings:
    Crimes: Hensley shot Buckner, Campbell robbed
    Other News: Rev Siler in disguise
    Political News: Terrell elected to Board of Education

     

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    February 2015

    Asheville City Directory 1908 - Surnames "G"(15 pages)
    (Includes name, occupation, home address, phone number and wife's first name. Widows include the given name of the deceased husband.) 

    Bios: David Coleman; Thomas Foster

    Cemetery Adds:
    Brank Cemetery: Monday
    Newton Academy Cemetery: Foster
    Riverside Cemetery: Coleman

    Court History: First Court; Misc Court Minutes - 1799-1810
    Land Records: Asheville's Beginnings; Lots sold by John Burton

    Newspaper Data: Accidents: Child Shot ; Killed by a Train
    Other: Large Pulp Plant in Canton

    Military: Invalid Pensioners 

    Obits: Foster; Monday 

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    October 2014

    Bios: Edmund Joyner Jr; Archie D Wilis

    Obits: Chapman, Hull and Phillips

    25 more pages of the Asheville City Directory - surnames Deaver through Furniture

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    September 2014

    Asheville City Directory 1908 - Surnames Abbey through Deaver (first 100 pages of 500)
    (Includes name, occupation, home address, phone number and wife's first name. Widows include the given name of the deceased husband.)

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    June 2014

    Biographies: Johnston; Luther(submitted by Christine Walters; transcribed by Kim Mohler); Newton; Hutsell,Mrs Mary Hutsell; Roberts

    County Officers for the year 1896

    Cemetery Adds: Henry Family Cemetery - Hutsell; 
    Newton Academy Cemetery - Euans; 
    Oak Forest Presbyterian Cemetery - Candler, Venable; 
    Riverside Cemetery - Ballard, Johnston, Littlejohn, Webb

    Divorce- Lee vs. Lee

    Newspaper Data Crimes - Harkins Dead; Blake wanted in Hendersonville; Corn Robbed
    Newspaper Data Fires- Frady
    Newspaper Data- The Mission Hospital
    Newspaper Data Political News & Views  - Candidates 1840

    Marriage - Reagan/Gill

    Obits: : Ballard, Boyd, Euans, Kenan, Littlejohn, Smith, Venable, Webb, Wilson, John Wilson

    Other News- Estrayed Cow

    Real Estate - Land Transfers; Bargain Home for Sale

    Schools and Education Information  - Public Education 1898; List of Teachers 1898; Historical Schools; Weaverville College 

    Sick List  - Waddell

    Weather- January 19, 1889

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    April 2014

    Biographies:  Mrs Elizabeth Morriss; James F Robeson(submitted by Christine Walters; transcribed by Kim Mohler) 

    Cemetery Adds:Riverside Cemetery - Ballard, Keith, Miller, Smith, Tate, Teasley; 

    Violet Hill Cemetery - Anderson, Boyden, Bruell, Checks, Clark, Frazier, Gains, Harper, High, Lamonde, Miller, Patton, Pearson, Ray, Siller, Taylor, Wells

    Newspaper Data Crimes - Moody shot Vaughn

    Obits: Ballard, Harkins (submitted by Dena Whitesell), Keith, Stevenson, Tate

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    October 2013

    Biographies: Miss May Jones; John W Starnes 

    Cemetery Adds: Riverside Cemetery Jones, Toms

    Marriages: Alexander/Hughly, Barnard/Kilpatrick, Brown/Taylor, Corpening/Patton, Donaldson/Gudger, Freeman/Burgin, Green/Thrash, Howells/Sams, Ramsour/Burgin, Rea/Alexander, Weaver/Cheek, Williams/Roberts

    Newspaper Data - Political News & Views - Miss May Jones sits in Govenor's Chair

    Obits: Gibson, Lambert

    School Records - Asheville Female College 1871-1872

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    August 2013

    Marriages: Baxter/Alexander, Burgin/Whitson, Candler/Moore, Christy/Roberts, Cunningham/Fletcher, Erwin J/Gash, Hoppers/Lusk, Israel/Lane, Israel/Wolf, Jones/Wilson, Mason/Hicks, Patton C/Alexander, Patton JA/Duckett, Patton JE/Davidson, Patton T/Fariss, Shuford/Smith, Swain/White, Wells/Blackstock

    Obits: Bailey, Ball, Burns, Deavor, Foster, Grady, Jones, Justice, Ledbetter, J Patton, Mrs Thos Patton, Vance

    Wills: Buckner 
    Newspaper Data - Weather- Worst Flood in History of North Carolina
    Newspaper Data - Other News - North Carolina's First Woman Dentist
    Newspaper Data - Military News - Five thousand North Carolina and Georgia Unionists have joined Gen Foster's army at Knoxville

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    July 2013

    Updates for July:
    Obits - Mrs S E Isreal
                 Mrs J A Reed
                 Mrs Harriet Moore

    World War II Honor List

     

     

     

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