1911, 1912, 1913 Observer
Newspaper abstracts by Edith Greisser
Newberry County, South Carolina Genealogy Trails

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Wicker, Albert Moorman married Miss Bessie Stevenson on June 25, 1913 at her home in Winnsboro SC officiated by Reverend Holliday. They will live in Charlotte NC, The Observer 7/1/1913, page 8

Wicker, B. Sligh Mrs. was the daughter of Elizabeth Setzler Sligh and John C. Sligh. She was the grand daughter of George A. Setzler and the sister of Mrs. Charles O. Crooks, Mrs. W. S. Seybt and Mrs. G. Willie Seybt, The Observer 11/1/1912, page 8

Wicker, Belton was paid $12 for pension by the County Supervisor for the month of October 1913, The Observer 11/28/1913, page 6

Wicker, Bennie Lee two years and six months old son of Ernest B. Wicker died April 17, 1913after being sick for only 24 hours. Burial was in St. Paul's Cemetery. The Observer 4/25/1913, page 8

Wicker, Berley participated in the pageant on Christmas Eve at Jolly Street School, The Observer 12/20/1912, page 8

Wicker, C. G. was paid $4.26 for room & board; $30 commission for collecting taxes by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3; he was paid $40 for commutation tax; $45.50 for R & B for the month of July 1913 by the County Supervisor, The Observer 8/15/1913, page 6; he was paid $41.40, $40 for work on roads & bridges by the County Supervisor for August 1913, The Observer 9/9/1913, page 3

Wicker, Callie Mrs. of the St. Paul’s section of Newberry visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Compton of the St. Philip’s section, The Observer 3/18/1913, page 3

Wicker, Clara Miss 30 years old daughter of David Wicker died 9/8/1912. Her mother died 5 years ago. She was survived by a father, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Burial was at St. Paul’s Church Cemetery. The Observer 9/10/1912, page 1

Wicker, Clara Miss married Harry O. Stone on 2/16/1911 at the home of the bride’s father on College Street officiated by Rev. J. D. Shealy. Details of the ceremony, guests, etc. The Observer 2/21/1911, page 8

Wicker, Coley of Pomaria was accompanied by Dr. J. L. Bowers to Columbia for surgery, The Observer 10/3/1913, page 1; he returned home from Columbia hospital where he had surgery and is getting along fine, The Observer 10/24/1913, page 1

Wicker, Creighton was a guest at the birthday party given by Little Miss Jessie Lee Earhardt of Newberry on 8/31/1912, The Observer 9/3/1912, page 8

Wicker, D. W. was paid $3.70 for road & bridge work by County Supervisor for the month of September 1913, The Observer 10/3/1913, page 5

Wicker, D. Walter of St. Paul’s section completed a new house at the old Bedenbaugh place and his son G. Fred Wicker will live in it, The Observer 3/18/1913, page 3

Wicker, Daniel Coleman son of D. Walter Wicker married Miss Mattie Crompton daughter of C. W. Crompton on 12/24/1912 at the home of the bride’s parents of the St. Phillip’s section officiated by Rev. Y Von A. Riser; details of the wedding, The Observer 1/10/1913, page 8

Wicker, David 14 years old son of Chesley Wicker colored shot and killed by Manuel Chaplin 15 years old colored son of Manuel Chaplin on 8/2/1911 in No. 11 Township. The Observer 8/4/1911, page 8

Wicker, E. B. Mr. and Mrs. of St. Paul’s section visited relatives in Saluda, The Observer 3/28/1913, page 5

Wicker, E. B. Mr. and Mrs. of the St. Paul’s section visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. Bachman Cromer, of Saluda SC, The Observer 8/9/1912, page 4

Wicker, Eddie was bitten on the hand by his own dog. The dog was killed and the head sent to the Pasteur clinic which revealed the dog did not have rabies, The Observer 6/6/1913, page 1

Wicker, Enlow son of J. H. Wicker was born January 24, 1903 and died June 17, 1913. Burial was that Beth Eden Cemetery. Followed was a poem in his honor The Observer 6/24/1913, page 5

Wicker, Ernest of Columbia son of Monroe Wicker of Newberry will marry Miss Maggie Cline on 8/16/1911 at he home of Mrs. B. F. Cline, mother of the bride officiated by Rev. Monroe J. Epting, assisted by Rev. Edward Fulenwider. The Observer 8/15/1911, page 8; all about the wedding, The Observer 8/18/1911, page 8

Wicker, Ernest of Pomaria, son of H. P. Wicker, went to Columbia to have his eyes examined. He thinks he is going blind. He was accompanied to Columbia by his father. The Observer 6/24/1913, page 8; he is confined to his room, very sick, The Observer 10/24/1913, page 1

Wicker, Ernestine Miss resumed classes at Winthrop College. The Observer 9/22/1911, page 4

Wicker, Ernestine Miss was one of the Winthrop students who attended the inauguration in Washington DC – article tells where they stayed, who and what they saw, The Observer 3/18/1913, page 1; she will graduate from Winthrop College on 6/3/1913, The Observer 5/9/1913, page 8; she was a 1913 graduate of Winthrop College, The Observer 6/6/1913, page 8; she will teach School at Little Mountain, The Observer 9/30/1913, page 8; she participated in the play "The Deacon" in the auditorium of Little Mountain High School on December 19, Observer 12/19/1913, page 1

Wicker, Eula Mae Mrs. wife of G. Fred Wicker was confined to her room for two weeks with fever. The Observer 6/27/1913, page 1

Wicker, Eulah May was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Paul Wertz. She was the niece of George A. Livingston, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Richardson, Mrs. Martha F. Stone, James W. Wicker, Mrs. Mahaly Wertz and Mrs. Lucinda Livingston. She was the sister of Elmer T. Wertz, Daisy Kibler (A twin), Maggie Graham, Ida Lathrop, Lucy Graham, Eunice Heller (A twin), Talbert G. Wertz, Julia Richardson, and Henry L. Wertz. The Observer 3/8/1912, page 5.

Wicker, G. C. received $7.30 for commutation tax from the Co. Supervisor for the month of November 1913, The Observer 12/9/1913, page 7

Wicker, G. Fred will live in a new house on the old Bedenbaugh place being built by his father D. Walter Wicker, The Observer 3/18/1913, page 3

Wicker, G. K. contributed $.25 to defray expenses for the Newberry County Rock Hill Plan. The Observer 2/13/1912, page 4

Wicker, Gertrude Miss of Columbia SC was home in Newberry for Easter, The Observer 3/25/1913, page 8

Wicker, H. K. Dr. graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans from the medical department, The Observer 6/17/1913, page 8; he went to Paterson New Jersey to take post graduate courses, The Observer 7/11/1913, page 8

Wicker, H. M. donated $.25 for the fund to defray expenses in canvassing for the ROCK HILL PLAN, The Observer 3/1/1912, page 1; he was elected a Director of Pomaria Bank for the ensuing year, The Observer 9/6/1912, page 8

Wicker, H. M. was selected to serve on the Petit Jury for the next Court of Sessions, The Observer 3/4/1913, page 8; he lived at the Broad River section of the county and brought a quantity of fine molasses to town for sale and found no trouble to get rid of it. He made more than 300 gallons from the Texas Ribbon Cane. The Observer 12/16/1913, page 8

Wicker, H. P. Mrs. of Prosperity went to Saluda to visit her sick father. The Observer 8/18/1911, page 1

Wicker, H. P. Mrs. spent the weekend in Columbia with her daughter Miss Mary Willis at Columbia College, The Observer 5/31/1912, page 1; she entertained the William Lester Chapter UDC, The Observer 6/7/1912, page 8; Mrs. H. P. Wicker of Prosperity was visited by her brother H. B. Black of Leesville, The Observer 8/16/1912, page 8; she was elected an alternate delegate to the state federation of women’s clubs in Charleston, The Observer 10/4/1912, page 8

Wicker, H. P. Mrs. was visited by Mrs. J. H. Sykes, The Observer 1/28/1913, page 1; she will host the October meeting of the William Lester Chapter UDC, The Observer 10/7/1913, page 8

Wicker, H. P. of Prosperity SC has gone to the reunion at Gettysburg PA, The Observer 7/1/1913, page 1

Wicker, Heyward colored son of Chess Wicker of Prosperity was loafing around the past 8 years when he went to Barnwell County and killed Manual Walker colored. He was captured by sheriff Buford. Details, The Observer 7/14/1911, page 8; tried and found guilty of murder; to serve life in the penitentiary. The Observer 7/21/1911, page 8

Wicker, J. B. was paid $8 for room & board for the quarter ending 9/30/1912 by the County Supervisor, The Observer 10/15/1912, page 2

Wicker, J. C. was paid $5 for commission on tax collection by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3

Wicker, J. D. of Prosperity was a new subscriber to telephone service, Observer 3/19/1912, page 8

Wicker, J. D. was elected VG of Pulaski Lodge No. 20 IOOF, The Observer 7/15/1913, page 1

Wicker, J. H. contributed $1 for the purpose of canvassing Newberry County in behalf of ascertaining the reduction of the cotton yield in 1912, known as the ‘Rock Hill Plan’. The Observer 1/23/1912, page 4; his experiment for feeding cattle over the winter and re-selling for a profit in the spring did not result in much gain because of the poor weather, details. The Observer 3/12/1912, page 8; he will attend the Sunday School convention in Greenwood next week. The Observer 4/12/1912, page 8; J. H. Wicker was elected President of the Sunday School Assoc. of Central Church. The Observer 4/16/1912, page 8; he made an address at the Cokesbury Sunday School Conference held at Trinity Church, The Observer 5/10/1912, page 8; he was paid $6.52 for room & board by the County for the quarter ending 6/2/1912, The Observer 7/19/1912, page 6

Wicker, J. H. of Newberry went to Charlotte, North Carolina on business, The Observer 2/7/1913, page 8

WICKER, J. H. OIL MILL & ICE PLANT was one of the merchants who participated in a parade on 6/16 in the ‘kick-off’ of Chautauqua week in Newberry. The Observer 6/16/1911, page 4

Wicker, J. H. wrote an editorial on the mistake the Council made when they forbid the Southern Power Company to enter the city of Newberry. The Observer 2/24/1911, page 8; J. H. Wicker of Township No. 1 was a member of the executive committee of the Interdenominational Sunday School Association. The Observer 8/29/1911, page 1; he was a member of the committee to find accommodations for out of town guests attending the Sunday School meeting at Central Church on 9/18 – 9/19. The Observer 9/12/1911, page 8; advertised he would not be a candidate for re-election as a school trustee. The Observer 11/14/1911, page 4; resolutions by the school board in a farewell meeting. The Observer 12/12/1911, page 4; he was selected for petit jury duty in the court of common pleas for the week beginning 9/16, The Observer 9/3/1912, page 8

Wicker, J. M. was paid $15.50, $2.50, $36.25 for public buildings expenses; $44.87, $28.25, $34.50, $18.75, $42 commission on collecting taxes by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3; J. Monroe Wicker was the expert machinist and bridge builder and will erect four steel bridges in Newberry County, The Observer 7/15/1913, page 5; J. M. Wicker was paid $29.50, $42 for commutation tax; $52.75 for R & B for the month of July 1913 by the County Supervisor, The Observer 8/15/1913, page 6; he was paid $28.37, $35, $47.75, $38.50, $41.for work on roads & bridges by the County Supervisor for August 1913, The Observer 9/9/1913, page 3; he was paid $51, $45, $11.50, $34.50 for road & bridge work; $29.25, $36.20, $39 for room & board; $39 com tax by the County Supervisor for the month of October 1913, The Observer 11/28/1913, page 6; he received $21, $30.75 for commutation tax; $29 for roads & bridges from the Co. Supervisor for the month of November 1913, The Observer 12/9/1913, page 7

Wicker, J. Monroe was elected Superintendent of Streets for the City of Newberry for 1911, The Observer, 1/3/1911, page 1; he was chosen as a petit juror for the Court of Common Pleas starting 9/18/1911. The Observer 9/5/1911, page 8 was chosen as a petit juror for the Court of Common Pleas starting 9/18/1911. The Observer 9/5/1911, page 8; he was a candidate for Supervisor in the coming primary, The Observer 7/23/1912, page 8; he claimed $26.65 in campaign expenses, The Observer 8/30/1912, page 8

Wicker, J. Munroe won the contract for putting down cement pavement from 18 to 20 feet wide from College Street to the new courthouse steps. At the old courthouse pavement is to be put down on each side of the steps leading upstairs and around to the side door on Boyce Street, The Observer 4/1/1913, page 8

Wicker, J. P. and H. M. were hosting a barbecue on 7/12/1913 at the grove of H. M. Wicker’s residence. One of the guest speakers will be Congressman E. D. Smith, The Observer 5/20/1913, page 4; a short article giving a summary of the barbecue -- only one speech was made, The Observer 7/15/1913, page 1

Wicker, J. P. was elected a member of the executive committee of Newberry County Farmer’s Union. The Observer 2/6/1912, page 8

Wicker, J. W. was paid $2 for com. tax by Newberry County for the Quarter ending 12/31/1911. The Observer 1/19/1912, page 4; he was paid $1.50 for room & board by the County for the quarter ending 6/2/1912, The Observer 7/19/1912, page 6

Wicker, J. W. was selected to serve on the Grand Jury for 1913, The Observer 3/4/1913, page 8; he had surgery a few weeks ago and is able to be out and around although he is very feeble because of his declining years. The Observer 12/12/1913, page 1

Wicker, Jeff Mrs. was the daughter of Sam and Caroline Cook and the sister of Drayton B. Cook, E. M. Cook, Mrs. Munroe Wicker and Mrs. Pierce Wicker. The Observer 7/11/1913, page 8

Wicker, John C. of Route 5 dragged the road in his neighborhood to repair storm damage. The Observer 1/23/1912, page 8

Wicker, John Colored lost both feet and one hand to a train accident, details, The Observer 2/3/1911, page 8

Wicker, John H. manager of the farmers Oil Mill and a good farmer sold a bale of cotton that weighed 744 pounds. It was sold for 13¾¢/pound which totaled $102.30. He paid a $.10 weighing fee. He sold the seed from the same bale for $18.88. The Observer 10/24/1913, page 8

Wicker, John H. Mrs. will entertain Miss Ernestine Wicker, Miss Nell Shealy, Miss Jessie Baldwin all of Little Mountain, during the Teachers Conference held in Newberry on December 4, 5, 6, The Observer 12/2/1913, page 1

Wicker, John H. of the Farmers Oil Mill started a new enterprise for the company by accepting 70 dehorned steer from TN on consignment. Each steer weighs about 800 pounds and he is feeding them at the mill. The Observer 11/17/1911, page 8; about the location of his home in 1876. The Observer 1/12/1912, page 1; he was selected to be a delegate to the district conference of Cokesbury District at ‘96’ representing Central Methodist Church, The Observer 5/14/1912, page 8; he was elected General Manager of the Farmers Oil Mill, The Observer 6/25/1912, page 8; John H. Wicker lost the first joint of the index and middle fingers of his left hand when trimming wood with a band saw, The Observer 8/2/1912, page 8

Wicker, John Kieffer, medical student at Tulane University is home for the summer, The Observer 8/6/1912, page 8

Wicker, John P. had a "Box Party" at his home for benefit of the Orphan Home. The Observer 4/4/1911, page 8

Wicker, John P. of Pomaria lost his crib and barn to fire. He was able to save his stock, The Observer 4/29/1913, page 8; he was elected as a member of petit jury for the week beginning 11/24, The Observer 11/14/1913, page 8

Wicker, John was paid $1 for com. tax by Newberry County for the Quarter ending 12/31/1911. The Observer 1/19/1912, page 4

Wicker, John was paid $8.50 for the commutation tax by County Supervisor for the month of September 1913, The Observer 10/3/1913, page 5

Wicker, Julia Miss was elected treasurer and corresponding secretary of the Young Women’s Wesley Bible Class for the year 1913, The Observer 1/7/1913, page 8

Wicker, Kiefer Dr. was a 1913 graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, The Observer 6/10/1913, page 8

Wicker, Kiefer of Newberry resumed medical classes at Tulane University. The Observer 9/26/1911, page 8

Wicker, Lana Frances 1-year old daughter of J. A. C. Wicker died 5/31/1911 after an illness of 3 weeks. Burial was at St. Paul’s Cemetery. The Observer 6/9/1911, page 1

Wicker, Lawrence D. of Sanford FL visited his old home in Prosperity, The Observer 12/31/1912, page 8

Wicker, Lora Miss went to Columbia on October 17 to see Barnum & Bailey circus, The Observer 10/21/1913, page 8

Wicker, M. H. was paid $7.50 as constable salary by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3; he was paid $16.10 for the month of July 1913 by the County Supervisor for constable salary and fees, The Observer 8/15/1913, page 6; he was paid $16.50 constable salary and fees by the County Supervisor for the month of October 1913, The Observer 11/28/1913, page 6

Wicker, M. L. was selected for petit jury duty in the court of common pleas for the week beginning 9/16, The Observer 9/3/1912, page 8

Wicker, Malve Elizabeth Miss daughter of Drayton Wicker married John David Koon son of the late W. F. Koon officiated by Rev. I. E. Long on 12/25/1910. The couple will reside in Pomaria. The Observer, 1/3/1911, page 1

Wicker, Marion a student at Boundary Street School, took the anti-tobacco pledge, The Observer 11/1/1912, page 4

Wicker, Marion and his brothers Tom and Will went on a week end excursion to the Isle of Palms and became caught up in a hurricane. Details of his experience, The Observer 9/1/1911, page 8

Wicker, Mattie Lou of the 7th grade, Speers Street School, was on the honor roll, The Observer 2/9/1912, page 4; Mattie Lou Wicker in 7th grade at Speers Street School was on the Honor Roll, The Observer 3/8/1912, page 3; she was on the honor roll, The Observer 4/9/1912, page 8; she was on the honor roll, The Observer 5/10/1912, page 5; she was promoted from 7th grade Speers Street School to 8th grade Newberry High School, The Observer 6/7/1912, page 8

Wicker, Mel colored who killed Enoch Bridges colored in No. 10 Township on April 1910 was caught in Charlotte and brought back to Newberry. The Observer, 1/3/1911, page 8; Mel Wicker black prisoner on the charge of murder made an attempt at a jail escape, The Observer 1/17/1911, page 8; colored SESSIONS COURT murder – pleaded guilty of assault and battery with intent to kill – 15 years in the penitentiary, The Observer 3/24/1911, page 8

Wicker, Monroe Mrs. was the daughter of Sam and Caroline Cook and the sister of Drayton B. Cook, E. M. Cook, Mrs. Jeff Wicker and Mrs. Pierce Wicker. The Observer 7/11/1913, page 8; she will entertain Miss Mamie Wicker of Old Town, during the Teachers Conference held in Newberry on December 4, 5, 6, The Observer 12/2/1913, page 1

Wicker, Monroe of the Broad River side of Newberry brought beautiful Elberta Peaches to town, The Observer 7/23/1912, page 8

Wicker, Monroe was sitting about 10 feet away from a tree that was hit by lightning. They say the lightning knocked the tobacco out of his pipe, The Observer 6/20/1913, page 8

Wicker, Mrs. purchased the WICKER PLACE of 76.8 for $1825. The Observer 12/5/1911, page 8

Wicker, O. R. donated $.10 for the fund to defray expenses in canvassing for the ROCK HILL PLAN, The Observer 3/1/1912, page 1

Wicker, Ora Miss married Edward Hutto both of Newberry on 5/1/1911 at the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. R. N. Pratt in Columbia. The Observer 5/5/1911, page 5

Wicker, Pierce Mrs. was the daughter of Sam and Caroline Cook and the sister of Drayton B. Cook, E. M. Cook, Mrs. Jeff Wicker and Mrs. Monroe Wicker. The Observer 7/11/1913, page 8

Wicker, R. D. bought at MASTER SALE 1 lot in Newberry for $760. The Observer, 1/3/1911, page 8; he and family moved from ‘96’ to a house on College Street in Newberry. The Observer 1/27/1911, page 8; he was elected Banker for WOW Lodge No. 542 Newberry Camp for the year 1912. The Observer 12/15/1911, page 8; he lived in a home on Railroad Avenue, the site of the home once owned by James Y. Harris which burned down and was rebuilt by Monroe Harris. The Observer 1/26/1912, page 1; he was elected Banker for Newberry Camp WOW No. 542 for the year 1913, The Observer 12/20/1912, page 8

Wicker, R. D. Mrs. went to Columbia Hospital on December 1, to undergo a second surgery. It was performed on December 2 and she is doing well, The Observer 12/5/1913, page 8

Wicker, Rebecca Miss resumed classes at Winthrop College. The Observer 9/22/1911, page 4

Wicker, Rebecca Miss was one of the Winthrop students who attended the inauguration in Washington DC – article tells where they stayed, who and what they saw, The Observer 3/18/1913, page 1; she will graduate from Winthrop College on 6/3/1913, The Observer 5/9/1913, page 8; she was a 1913 graduate of Winthrop College, The Observer 6/6/1913, page 8

Wicker, Sally Mrs. was caring for her second mother Mrs. Caroline Cook, The Observer 7/8/1913, page 8

Wicker, Sligh B. was a new telephone subscriber in Pomaria, The Observer 9/26/1913, page 1

Wicker, T. B. was selected as a juror for common pleas court for the week starting 11/27/1911. The Observer 11/14/1911, page 4; he was elected ESCORT for WOW Lodge No. 542 Newberry Camp for the year 1912. The Observer 12/15/1911, page 8; he donated $1 to the Chinese Famine Fund, The Observer 4/1/1912, page 8

Wicker, T. E. attended the Luther Long Family reunion, The Observer 10/6/1911, page 8; T. E. Wicker RFD delivery man for Route 3 took three hours to go from Newberry to Jalapa because of the road conditions. When he arrived in Jalapa he was so cold he decided to travel on foot would be better and paid a colored citizen to take his horse and buggy to Captain Matthews’ place. He found he could make the same time on foot and at the same time stay warmer. He went from Jalapa to W. T. Buford’s which is a half mile beyond Bush River Church and then back to Captain Matthews’ (10 miles) in four hours. He reached back at the post office at 6 o’clock. The Observer 1/9/1912, page 8; the patrons along his mail route have been kind providing hot drinks etc. for him; he went to Washington to attend the national meeting of RFD Carriers. The Observer 2/16/1912, page 8; he walked 6 miles of his route when the horse could not pull more than the buggy in order to make his mail deliveries. The Observer 3/12/1912, page 8; Thomas E. Wicker was a candidate for nomination for President of the National Association, The Observer 5/10/1912, page 4; he went to Columbia 5/10/1912 by motorcycle by way of Chapin and Lexington in 4 hours. The roads were in very bad condition. He did not get home until 8:30 at night because of the roads, The Observer 5/14/1912, page 8; Thomas E. Wicker was elected as a delegate of the Newberry County RFD Carriers Association to the state convention in Chester in July, The Observer 5/31/1912, page 8; he raced on a Harley Davidson motorcycle against John T. Cromer and lost by 6 seconds, The Observer 6/25/1912, page 8; he attended the annual meeting of the Rural Letter Carriers Association of SC, The Observer 7/2/1912, page 8; at the banquet he gave a most pleasant reply toast, The Observer 7/9/1912, page 8; he attended the National Letter Carriers Convention in Nashville TN, The Observer 9/20/1912, page 8; on his way home he visited Mammoth Cave and Lookout Mountain, The Observer 9/24/1912, page 8

Wicker, T. H. was paid $4.25 for room & board by the County for the quarter ending 6/2/1912, The Observer 7/19/1912, page 6

Wicker, T. J. of Prosperity – his residence was located at the RR crossing going out of Prosperity towards Newberry. The Observer 3/3/1911, page 1; he contributed $.10 to defray expenses for the Newberry County Rock Hill Plan. The Observer 2/13/1912, page 4; he was elected an Elder of St. Paul’s Church, The Observer 6/28/1912, page 8

Wicker, T. J. of Prosperity was a business visitor in Newberry, The Observer 1/7/1913, page 8

Wicker, Thomas (Dump) – GENERAL SESSION’S COURT – assault & battery with intent to kill, The Observer 3/15/1912, page 8; COURT -guilty as to carrying a concealed weapon, 5 years, The Observer 3/22/1912, page 8

Wicker, Thomas ‘Dump’ colored escape from the chain gang on the morning of March 29. He was described as light ginger cake color, 25 years old with extra long legs; 6'4" tall with straight black hair and a scar on the top of the head. He was sentenced on the chain gang for 10 years for manslaughter, The Observer 4/1/1913, page 8

Wicker, Thomas E. rode his Harley Davidson motorcycle 85 miles in 8 hours of travel in one day, details, The Observer 3/7/1913, page 8;he was elected president of the Newberry RFD Association and a delegate to the Orangeburg South Carolina convention on 9/1, The Observer 6/3/1913, page 1; he went to Saluda Courthouse on June 25, 1913 riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle a distance of 23 miles in a half day, The Observer 6/27/1913, page 5; Thomas E. Wicker rural mail carrier of Route 3 was brought before the ‘Recorder’ on July 30 on the charge of exceeding the speed limit of 12 miles an hour within the city limits or July 29. He was fined five dollars. He was not inside the town but near the outskirts of the corporate limits, between the College and the cemetery, when he was given the fine. In that area there are no Street crossings and no homes. The Observer 8/1/1913, page 8; he delivered 68 pounds of mail on his Harley Davidson and got back to the office at 1:30 p.m., The Observer 9/30/1913, page 8

Wicker, Thomas E. was president of the Rural Letter Carrier’s Association of SC. The Observer, 1/3/1911, page 8; went to Laurens on his Wagner motorcycle making the round trip in 3 hours and 3 minutes. The Observer 1/24/1911, page 8; offered a resolution at the county annual meeting of rural carriers, The Observer 6/2/1911, page 8; T. E. Wicker was a member of the Good Roads Committee of the Board of Governors and Officers of the Newberry Chamber of Commerce, The Observer 4/4/1911, page 5; a general letter to all SC letter carriers from T. E. Wicker urging the carriers to join together in organizations and to attend the state convention, The Observer 5/12/1911, page 2; he went to church and back on his motorcycle, 50 miles in 1½ hours. The Observer 9/12/1911, page 8; he went to Milwaukee Wisconsin to attend the annual National Rural Carriers Convention. The Observer 9/15/1911, page 8; he, H. O. Stone and John T. Cromer went by motorcycle on a trip via the steel bridge and found the roads very bad. The Observer 12/5/1911, page 8

Wicker, Thomas H. was selected as a Juror for the week beginning 5/12/1913 in Court of Common Pleas, The Observer 4/29/1913, page 8

Wicker, Thomas P. married Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Halfacre on April 12, 1913 at the parsonage of the Church of the Redeemer officiated by Reverend Edward Fulenwider, The Observer 4/15/1913, page 8

Wicker, Thomas P. went to Chicago ILL to take a special course in the technological institute. The Observer 12/5/1911, page 8; he returned from Chicago where he had been for several months taking a post graduate course in Mechanical and electrical engineering, The Observer 4/23/1912, page 8

Wicker, Thomas Paysinger married Miss Elizabeth Young at the home of the bride's father Dr. R. F. Young on November 27, 1913 at Fairwood Virginia. 1½ columns were devoted to the wedding, The Observer 12/2/1913, page 5

Wicker, Tom ‘Dunk’ colored was at a hot supper and fired a gun and shot gun in the house of Joe Sims, hitting Mrs. Lilla Sims in the back, puncturing her lung. Mr. Wicker was arrested. The Observer 10/24/1911, page 8

Wicker, Tom and his brothers Marion and Will went on a week end excursion to the Isle of Palms and became caught up in a hurricane. Details of his experience, The Observer 9/1/1911, page 8

Wicker, Tom attended the automobile and motorcycle races in Columbia on the Fourth of July, The Observer 7/8/1913, page 8

Wicker, Tom P. was elected Secretary of the Epworth League of Central Methodist Church, The Observer 7/30/1912, page 8

Wicker, W. J. bought at MASTER SALE 1 lot and house in Newberry for $2525. The Observer, 1/3/1911, page 8

Wicker, W. J. contributed $.25 & $.50 for the purpose of canvassing Newberry County in behalf of ascertaining the reduction of the cotton yield in 1912, known as the ‘Rock Hill Plan’. The Observer 1/23/1912, page 4; he had a fine crop of pecans, The Observer 10/8/1912, page 8

Wicker, W. O. was paid $6.27 for com. tax by Newberry County for the Quarter ending 12/31/1911. The Observer 1/19/1912, page 4

Wicker, W. W. was paid $3 for room & board by the County for the quarter ending 6/2/1912, The Observer 7/19/1912, page 6; he was paid $6, $6.97 commission on taxes for the quarter ending 9/30/1912 by the County Supervisor, The Observer 10/15/1912, page 2

Wicker, Will and his brothers Tom and Marion went on a week end excursion to the Isle of Palms and became caught up in a hurricane. Details of his experience, The Observer 9/1/1911, page 8

Wicker, Will and two others went fishing at the Camden Crossing on the Wateree, The Observer 5/27/1913, page 8; he gave his mule and wagon to hired help which was then taken and found later at Dolph Buzhardt’s, The Observer 11/11/1913, page 1

Wicker, Will went on a fishing trip to Wateree with 5 other fishermen and a colored cook, The Observer 7/5/1912, page 8

Wicker, Willie had a bantam hen with 90 chicks. The chicks were hatched in the incubator and given to her. The hen cares for the chicks and when she clucks they go running to her. The Observer 5/16/1911, page 8; Willie Wicker took several prizes at the Spartanburg State Fair, details. The Observer 11/10/1911, page 8; he advertised his various breeds of chickens and ducks for sale. He was located at 808 Boundary Street. The Observer 3/1/1912, page 8; he went on a fishing trip to Wateree with 5 other fishermen and a colored cook, The Observer 7/5/1912, page 8; he took the anti-tobacco pledge, The Observer 11/1/1912, page 4

Wicker, Willie lost 200 small chickens at his home on Boundary Street from a fire caught from the kerosene lamp, The Observer 2/18/1919, page 8

Wicker, Willie was a member of the 1913 graduating class of Newberry High School, The Observer 5/20/1913, page 8

Widener, Lizzie of the 3rd grade West End School was on the honor roll, The Observer 4/9/1912, page 8

Wier, Joe Cunningham of ‘96’ was relieved of his commission as Notary Public by Gov. Blease, The Observer 1/10/1913, page 1

Wieters, Prince colored and friend took a doctor’s car on a joy ride from Charleston to Summerville SC. He was sentenced to 3 years in the Penitentiary, The Observer 6/17/1913, page 2

Wigfall, John colored was seriously wounded in a shoot out with Aubrey Miles colored in Marlboro County. The Observer 11/28/1911, page 5

Wiggington, Love Mrs. was arrested 4/17/1912 at the Oakland Mill Village on a warrant from Greenville, charging her with adultery. She was 30 years old, good looking and already married. She was passing as the sister of the man she was involved. She was taken to Greenville 4/18/1912. The Observer 4/19/1912, page 8

Wiggins, Arthur colored MAYOR’S COURT, drunk & disorderly, $10 or 30 days; he paid, The Observer 2/7/1911, page 8

Wiggins, Arthur colored was charged with stealing chickens from his wife to give to another woman. He was fined $10 or 30 days, The Observer 2/4/1913, page 8

Wiggins, Arthur colored who was hired by supervisor of the chain gang to drive the wagon took a convict to the Harmon place. The convict got in a knife fight. Williams was taken before Magistrate Sample and on three counts was sent the chain gang for 90 days. The Observer 10/21/1913, page 8; he was paid $20 for work with the chain gang by the County Supervisor for the month of October 1913, The Observer 11/28/1913, page 6

Wiggins, James 40 years old of TN was fishing with dynamite when a stick of dynamite exploded in his hand and killed him. The Observer 7/21/1911, page 2

Wiggins, Lawrence was killed Walter Turner in Dillon on 12/24/1912. Turner had been drinking, The Observer 12/31/1912, page 3

Wiggs, Minnie Mrs. widow of Silas Wiggs of Greenville SC committed suicide on June 4, 1913 at her home at 304 David St. by drinking carbolic acid. She was 40 years old and survived by six children. Details etc. The Observer 6/10/1913, page 2

WIGHTMAN CHAPEL in Prosperity – schedule of services for Christmas Eve, The Observer 12/24/1912, page 5

Wightman, G. W. of Saluda was a candidate for State Senate in the Primary election, The Observer 8/2/1912, page 6; he will have a run-over – the count had been Wightman 878 vs Crouch 807, The Observer 8/30/1912, page 1

Wightman, W. M. Mrs. widow of the late Bishop Wightman of Charleston died 5/13/1912 in Charleston. The Observer 5/17/1912, page 8

Wilbanks, J. H. was a resident of the Confederate Home in Columbia SC. He signed a petition sent to the Governor to have E. C. Jones retained as steward, The Observer 10/1/1912, page 6

WILBUR BROS. DAIRY – their milk cows were not permitted to drink water except from the branch just below a bold spring. Only a few "Dry Cows" drink the pond water. They have sent samples of their milk for analysis to ensure purity in what they sell. The Observer 7/11/1911, page 8; analysis of the milk delivered in the wagons showed no contamination, details, The Observer 7/18/1911, page 1

Wilbur, B. G. of Union was elected to the SC House, The Observer 9/13/1912, page 1

Wilbur, E. B. moved to Danielson Conn. The Observer 3/17/1911, page 8 & The Observer 3/21/1911, page 8; he and his wife left on 3/24. Their former residence in Newberry located at Main & Glenn Streets was now occupied by Mrs. John P. Fant who moved from Whitmire, The Observer 3/28/1911, page 8

Wilbur, Grace of the 6th grade, Speers Street School, was on the honor roll, The Observer 2/9/1912, page 4; she was on the Honor Roll, The Observer 3/8/1912, page 3; she was on the honor roll, The Observer 4/9/1912, page 8; she was on the honor roll, The Observer 5/10/1912, page 5; Grace Wilbur of the 7th grade Speers Street School was on the honor roll for the month ending 10/14/1912, The Observer 10/18/1912, page 8; she was on the honor roll for the period ending 11/15/1912, The Observer 11/22/1912, page 5; she was on the honor roll for the month ending 12/13/1912, The Observer 12/24/1912, page 4

Wilbur, Grace was a 7th grade honor student at Speers Street School for the month ending 2/21/1913, The Observer 2/28/1913, page 4; she was a 7th grade honor student for the month ending 3/31/1913, at Speers Street School, The Observer 4/11/1913, page 8; she was a 7th grade student at Speers Street School and was on the honor roll for the 8th month of the school year, The Observer 5/9/1913, page 3; she was a music student of Mrs. S. B. Jones and participated in a music recital at the home of her teacher on Calhoun Street, The Observer 5/30/1913, page 1

Wilbur, J. Q. Dr. died 12/4/1911 at the home of his daughter Mrs. Orbin King of Cross Hill SC. The Observer 12/8/1911, page 1

Wilbur, Joe 3 miles NW of Newberry started to use a 20 hp engine and harrow, weighing 15,000 pounds with a 10 foot wide sweep. It has 20 disks to break up the old corn field. The Observer 5/14/1912, page 4; a blade from a food cutter struck him on the chin and split it open; he and his brother conduct the largest dairy farm 2 miles NW of Newberry "Wilbur Farms"; a blade flew off the machine while in use, details, The Observer 5/31/1912, page 8

Wilbur, Joe advertised two cows for sale. The Observer 7/8/1913, page 8

Wilbur, Joe rode his brother’s (Welch Wilbur) twin-cylinder Harley Davidson to Columbia and back. The Observer 3/14/1913, page 8

Wilbur, Sibbie Mrs. was the sister of Robert A. Welch who died 1/26/1913, Dr. S. G. Welch and A. C. Welch. She was the aunt to Misses Crozier, Lillian and Della Welch. The Observer 1/28/1913, page 8

Wilbur, T. A. 81 years old of Charleston died 12/24/1911. The Observer 12/29/1911, page 5

Wilbur, Welch Mrs. of Newberry was visited by her sister Mrs. Black of Columbia, The Observer 6/18/1912, page 8

Wilbur, Welch of 2nd grade Speers Street School was on the honor roll, The Observer 5/10/1912, page 5

Wilbur, Welch on Rte. 3 – his mail box was situated ½ mile from his house. He had the mailbox set with a series of wires and pullys and by using a crank at his home he was able to have the mail come to his house and then return the box to the road. It takes the mail 1½ minutes to move from the road to the house. He also plans on inserting an electric buzzer so the mailman can ring to let him know when the mail arrives. The Observer 4/21/1911, page 1; Welch Wilbur had a grand field of vetch, The Observer 5/5/1911, page 8; he contributed $.50 for the purpose of canvassing Newberry County in behalf of ascertaining the reduction of the cotton yield in 1912, known as the ‘Rock Hill Plan’. The Observer 1/23/1912, page 4; he cut and cured his acre of demonstration hay with a yield of 2 tons. The Observer 5/31/1912, page 8; Welch Wilbur was paid $2 for commission on taxes collected; $6.20 for room & board by the County for the quarter ending 6/2/1912, The Observer 7/19/1912, page 6; he took 1st prize on White leghorn cockerel and pullet at the state fair, The Observer 11/5/1912, page 8

Wilbur, Welch received a new Harley Davidson motorcycle through Wicker & Stone Co. It is the 1913 model with twin cylinders, broad tires, The Observer 1/14/1913, page 8; at the Columbia corn show he won prizes for his Single-comb white leghorns: 1st cockerel and 1st pullet, The Observer 1/31/1913, page 8; he took the sweepstakes prize at the Columbia corn show for best pullet. He also took the prize for best yield per acre of Marlboro Prolific corn in the Piedmont section of the state. The Observer 2/4/1913, page 5

Wilbur, Welch was a 3rd grade honor student at Speers Street School for the month ending 2/21/1913, The Observer 2/28/1913, page 4; he was a 4th grade honor student at Speers Street School for the term ending 12/5/1913, Observer 12/19/1913, page 1

Wilburn, Nicholas 25 years old shot and killed James King at Round Oak GA on 12/12/1912. He was paid $600 and given a promise of marriage by Mrs. King, The Observer 1/3/1913, page 2

Wilcox, Walter colored was shot and killed at Dillon SC on October 5, 1913 by Jim Fillmore colored. The Observer 10/10/1913, page 1

Wilder, Winters B. Jr. of Bonneau SC was relieved of his commission as Notary Public by Gov. Blease, The Observer 1/10/1913, page 3

Wilds, R. H. Dr. a dentist of Laudrum, Spartanburg Co. SC exploded a dynamite cap 2/13/1913 while filing it down to fit an alcohol bottle. He thought it was a harmless piece of iron. He will likely lose one eye and several fingers, The Observer, 2/18/1913, page 4

Wilds, Samuel Hugh of Columbia left for the Congo States in South Africa as a Presbyterian Missionary, The Observer 7/19/1912, page 8

Wiley, Joe of Chester SC won a premium for best 10 ears of white corn at the SC Corn Exposition, The Observer 1/14/1913, page 1

Wiley, Sam colored of Anderson SC was shot and killed by Luther Harris colored of Anderson over $.10 in a card game, The Observer 7/11/1913, page 1

Wilkes, E. A. Mrs. widow of a minister was presented with a home in Chester for her and her 6 children, The Observer 6/25/1912, page 6

Wilkes, E. Alston Rev. pastor of Granby Methodist Church died at his home in Columbia on 2/17/1912 survived by a wife and 11 children, among them 2 pairs of twins. The Observer 2/20/1912, page 4

Wilkie, Roland 7 year old son of a factory worker lost his leg in a train accident at a Spartanburg Mill, The Observer 3/3/1911, page 5

Wilkins, W. Y. was assaulted on a train by the ticket taker F. W. Johnson who was fined $200. The Observer 1/9/1912, page 4

Wilkinson, George F. former telegraph operator of Columbia brought suit for $50,000 in damages against the Southern RR for a false charge of breach of trust, The Observer 10/4/1912, page 4

Will Murray colored snatched the coins bag from the trolley conductor’s hands and leapt from the car making a successful escape. Murray was found in the railway station and had a physical encounter with the Police. He was arrested, The Observer 4/1/1913, page 6

Willard, G. W. Mayor of Fort Motte was arrested for selling liquor. The Observer 7/14/1911, page 1

Willard, J. F. W. covered 6½ miles in 10 minutes on his bicycle, breaking a new record, The Observer 8/1/1913, page 6

Willard, J. W. of Spartanburg was a supporter of Judge Jones for Governor. Gov. Blease threatened to sue him for slander, etc., The Observer 8/16/1912, page 3

Willard, Joseph E. was appointed by the President as minister to Spain, The Observer 7/15/1913, page 3

William C. Sligh, was the Sachem of Lakota Tribe No. 79 of Jalapa Order of Red Men. The Observer 1/9/1912, page 8

Williams T. G. Mrs. and Miss Gladys Williams returned from visiting Mr. and Mrs. James P. Williams at Andrews, Georgetown Co. SC, The Observer 3/21/1919, page 8

Williams, Alma Miss died not put up any defense for a suit of divorce requested by her husband Walter T. Reckling because he was drunk when the ceremony took place, The Observer 3/3/1911, page 5

Williams, Amos colored living on Broad River, not far from Pomaria shot and killed his wife. Inquest was performed. Williams is an epileptic and said to be crazy. The Observer 5/12/1911, page 8

Williams, Annie Miss of Gainesville FL was killed by a moving train near Asheville North Carolina when she crossed the track into its path, The Observer 7/15/1913, page 5

Williams, Archie colored of Saluda was shot by his wife. She got tired of him beating her. The Observer 10/6/1911, page 5

Williams, Arthur of Van Buren Arkansas visited his grand mother Mrs. Ida Boozer of Newberry. He was the son of Mrs. Lula Williams of Van Buren Arkansas and nephew of Mrs. Mattie Owings of Laurens, Clarence Stewart and Mrs. W. C. Turner of ‘96’. The Observer 3/12/1912, page 8

Williams, Aumerle was on the honor roll for the year at West End school, The Observer 6/6/1911, page 8

Williams, Ben colored was shot and killed by Fred Copeland colored at Florence County, The Observer 11/15/1912, page 2

Williams, Blanche 22 years old of Charleston attempted suicide but changed her mind and went to the hospital which saved her, The Observer 8/9/1912, page 4

Williams, C. F. Dr. resigned as secretary of the State Board of Health which paid $2500/year. The Observer 5/2/1911, page 1

Williams, C. P. RECORDER’S COURT – drunk & abusing his wife - $15 or 15 days, he paid, The Observer 11/7/1911, page 8

Williams, Charlie a colored convict on the chain gang at Macon GA was struck by lightening and killed. His guard was stunned and five other convicted took advantage of the situation and fled, The Observer 7/16/1912, page 3

Williams, Chesley colored of GA shot a wife of a farmer and raped her 18 years old daughter. Lynchers were pursuing him and eventually caught up with him and riddled him with bullets, The Observer 12/3/1912, page 1

Williams, Clark and Mary Roof colored took out a marriage license. The Observer 8/15/1911, page 8

Williams, Claud and family of St. Charles VA visited in Newberry on their way to Tampa FL. The Observer 2/20/1912, page 8

Williams, Claude moved from Columbia to Newberry and will have charge of the pool parlor and cigar stand on Caldwell Street, The Observer 7/18/1913, page 8

Williams, D. B. (son of the late J. Pinckney Williams of Floyd Township) and wife of Caddo OK visited in Newberry with the father of Mrs. Williams – D. Sim Johnson of TX. Mr. Williams was the brother of Mrs. D. B. Wheeler and T. G. Williams of Newberry. D. Sim Johnson was the brother of Lemuel Johnson of Floyd Township. The Observer 6/3/1913, page 1

Williams, D. J. outside foreman for C. C. Davis cut one of his hands badly yesterday morning while assisting in putting in a large plate glass window at J. H. West’s furniture store. The Observer 8/25/1911, page 8

Williams, Dave colored received a warrant for being drunk and using profane language on a public highway. The warrant was served by mail, the defendant pleaded guilty over the telephone and fines were issued for $20. He sent his check through the mail. The Observer 6/10/1913, page 4

Williams, David colored was crushed to death in Greenwood when the walls of the Oregon Hotel came down on him while he was cleaning brick. The Observer 4/5/1912, page 7

Williams, Dick colored was serving time on the Calhoun County chain gang for making labor contracts with 4 farmers and collecting advances from them and then skipping the area. The Observer 3/7/1913, page 1

Williams, E. D. was a delegate from Central Church to the State Convention of the Epworth League which meets in Chester or June 11-15, The Observer 6/10/1913, page 8; he was one of seven young men selected by the faculty as a monitor for the dormitory and Campus of Newberry College, The Observer 10/7/1913, page 5; he was elected first reporting critic of the Phrenakosmian Literary Society of Newberry College, The Observer 10/13/1913, page 5

Williams, E. E. convicted in Greenville Co. Court in May of violating the dispensary law and sentenced to pay a fine of $100 or serve three months was granted a parole by the governor, The Observer 7/4/1913, page 4

Williams, Earl was a 2nd grade honor student at West End School for the term ending 12/5/1913, Observer 12/19/1913, page 1

Williams, Ed alias Charlie Booth was caught in Greenwood. He had killed special officer Boger in Columbia 1/1/1910. The Observer 10/4/1912, page 8

Williams, Ed colored was stabbed to death by Watt Little colored at a colored restaurant in Clinton SC. Details etc. The Observer 12/5/1913, page 3

Williams, Eliza Miss died a few months ago. She was the wife of H. B. Buist of Greenville, 62 years old chairman of the city park entry commission and well-known citizen. He was found dead in bed on June 6 at his home on Buncombe Street. All indications of a suicide, details etc. he was survived by two sisters Mrs. Emma Anderson of Spartanburg County and Mrs. Lula Buist Clyde of Greenville SC; a brother Professor G. A. Buist of Furman University. The Observer 6/10/1913, page 2

Williams, Elizabeth wife of John Williams died of Pellagra in Newberry 11/4/1911 with burial at St. Luke’s Cemetery near Prosperity. Survived by several children. The Observer 11/7/1911, page 8

Williams, Ella Bell Miss daughter of the late C. M. Williams was the second wife of Warren D. Suber who died 2/27/1913 in Whitmire SC. She was the step mother of 2 children and mother of 3 children, The Observer 2/28/1913, page 8

Williams, Ella MAYOR’S COURT disorderly conduct, fighting etc. – fined $5, The Observer 5/2/1911, page 1

Williams, Elliot colored from Irmo SC had small pox in the Newberry suburbs just beyond Mollohon Mill Village. All spots are festering sores, The Observer 3/4/1913, page 8

Williams, Eph– COURT – murder – true bill for murder, The Observer 6/13/1911, page 1; Eph Williams colored was arrested in the shooting death of Henry Baxter colored on 5/21/1911 at Rocky Zion Church. The Observer 5/23/1911, page 8; colored was detained in the jail charged with murder. Details of the condition of the jail, The Observer 7/28/1911, page 8

Williams, Essie Miss was elected Secretary and member of the membership committee of the Mollohon Philathea Club. The Observer 7/14/1911, page 8

Williams, Fred a member of SC House of Representatives from Pickens County committed suicide on June 20 1913 at his home 2 miles west of Easley SC. He was 53 years old and was survived by a wife and six children. The Observer 6/24/1913, page 1

Williams, Fred of Pickens was elected to the SC House, The Observer 9/13/1912, page 1

Williams, G. C. owned a home on Vincent Street occupied by Louis Richards. It was destroyed in a fire on 4/26/1912 and was insured with Spearman & Wallace for $500. The Observer 4/30/1912, page 8

Williams, G. C. was paid $6.75 for com tax by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3; G. C. Williams colored who was in charge of the Colored State Fair in Columbia SC was at one time superintendent of the agricultural Department of the State College at Orangeburg SC. He is well to do and owns considerable property. He is very fond of fine horses. The Observer 11/7/1913, page 1; he received $18.34 for work with road & bridges from the Co. Supervisor for the month of November 1913, The Observer 12/9/1913, page 7

Williams, George in prison for 3 years on the charge of manslaughter had his sentence commuted by the Gov. to 2 years, The Observer 3/21/1911, page 5

Williams, George of Swansea gave a $25 reward to the sheriff for the apprehension of Elmer Hexler who had taken his horse and buggy, The Observer 1/3/1913, page 6

Williams, George W. of Charleston SC donated two dormitory buildings to the Epworth orphanage in Columbia. He offered to build another. It will have 10 rooms and be made of brick. The Observer 6/17/1913, page 1

Williams, Griff rural Policeman is hoping he can hold on to his position after the new sheriff is installed, The Observer 1/7/1913, page 8; he was not re-appointed, The Observer 1/10/1913, page 8

Williams, Griffin of the 2nd grade at Speers Street School was on the honor roll for the period ending 11/15/1912, The Observer 11/22/1912, page 5; he was on the honor roll for the month ending 12/13/1912, The Observer 12/24/1912, page 4

Williams, Griffin seven years old son of Claude Williams of Columbia was staying with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Williams. He was bitten by a dog. As a precautionary measure the doctor cauterize them on. The dog shows no signs of being mad; he was a 2nd grade honor student for the month ending 3/31/1913, at Speers Street School, The Observer 4/11/1913, page 8; he was on the honor roll for the 8th month of the school year, The Observer 5/9/1913, page 3; he was a 3rd grade honor student at Speers Street School for the term ending 12/5/1913, Observer 12/19/1913, page 1

Williams, H. A. superintendent of the Columbia Division of the Southern RR has taken indefinite leave of absence due to illness, The Observer 1/3/1913, page 1; Henry A. Williams 51 years old assistant to the superintendent of the Southern RR died at his home in Columbia SC 2/16/1913 after a lingering illness. He had been with the company since 1872 when he started out as a messenger boy, The Observer, 2/18/1913, page 4

Williams, Hazel of Chapin SC was a student of Newberry Business College, The Observer 10/24/1913, page 8

Williams, Helen Miss of Winston Salem NC and her sister Mrs. Massie Bedenbaugh visited Misses Effie and Elizabeth Hawkins of Prosperity, The Observer 8/2/1912, page 5

Williams, Henry colored of Anderson was in jail for vehicular homicide, The Observer 4/1/1912, page 5

Williams, Henry superintendent of the Southern RR in Columbia is critically ill at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore MD, The Observer 12/31/1912, page 1

Williams, Humphrey of Greenville SC was arrested when the charge of cruelty to animals. He had sewed the eyes shut on his hogs in order to break them of the habit of eating chickens. The Observer 8/12/1913, page 5

Williams, J. C. Mrs. was clubbed to death at her home on 2/6/1913 at Houston MS by a colored man named Andrew Williams who was later lynched by the mob and David Williams colored who was also lynched; details, The Observer 2/14/1913, page 3

Williams, J. E. of Camden his 13 years old son was accidentally shot and killed while hunting with a friend. The Observer 12/29/1911, page 5

Williams, J. E. was paid $4 & $4 & $4 for pension by County Supervisor for the quarter ending 12/31/1912, The Observer 1/21/1913, page 7; he was paid $4, $12 pension by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3; he was paid $12 for the month of July 1913 by the County Supervisor for pension, The Observer 8/15/1913, page 6; he was paid $12 for pension by the County Supervisor for the month of October 1913, The Observer 11/28/1913, page 6

Williams, J. E. was paid $4, $4 for pension by Newberry County for the Quarter ending 12/31/1911. The Observer 1/19/1912, page 4; received $4, $4, $4, $4 pension from the county for the quarter ending 3/31/1912, The Observer 4/30/1912, page 7; he received $4, $4, $4 pension by the County for the quarter ending 6/2/1912, The Observer 7/19/1912, page 6; he was paid $4, $4 for pension for the quarter ending 9/30/1912 by the County Supervisor, The Observer 10/15/1912, page 2

Williams, J. H. (Scott) deceased was the brother of Mrs. J. H. Crisp of Tift County GA, The Observer 2/17/1911, page 1

Williams, J. L. a survivor of Co. ‘A’ in the Civil War attended the reunion at Coppock’s Grove. The Observer 8/18/1911, page 8

Williams, J. Pinckney deceased was the father of Mrs. D. B. Wheeler and T. G. Williams of Newberry and D. B. Williams of Caddo OK, The Observer 6/3/1913, page 1

Williams, J. R. was elected WATCHMAN for WOW Lodge No. 542 Newberry Camp for the year 1912. The Observer 12/15/1911, page 8; he was elected Manager for Newberry Camp WOW No. 542 for the year 1913, The Observer 12/20/1912, page 8

Williams, J. S. of Floyd Township his infant daughter died 6/26/1911 with meningitis with burial at Trinity Church. The Observer 6/30/1911, page 1

Williams, J. S. was elected to be a member of the petit jury to serve for the week beginning November 17, The Observer 11/4/1913, page 8; he was elected watchman of the Longshore Camp No. 541, WOW for the year 1914, The Observer 12/9/1913, page 8

Williams, J. W. of Fairfax his home was raided and 103 gallons of whiskey with 1 barrel of beer were seized. The Observer 1/16/1912, page 7

Williams, J. Wash Captain 79 years old died at his home near Milton in Laurens County. He was the last descendant of the name of Col. Williams who was in the Battle of Kings Mountain in the Revolutionary War. The Observer 7/30/1912, page 4

Williams, Jack colored working for the Southern railroad was convicted of two counts of stealing 2 gallons of whiskey from the freight depot. He was fined $15 for each offense, The Observer 4/1/1913, page 8

Williams, James colored murderer was dragged to the electric chair in NY pleading not to be killed, details, The Observer 9/20/1912, page 6

Williams, James of Barnwell SC fell in a post hole created by National Electric Supply Co. of Washington. He was suing for $20,000, The Observer 3/4/1913, page 1

Williams, James P. and wife of Davis Station in Clarendon County spent thanksgiving with his parents in Newberry, T. G. Williams and wife. The Observer 12/5/1911, page 8

Williams, James P. Mr. and Mrs. at Andrews, Georgetown Co. SC, was visited by Mrs. T. G. Williams and daughter Gladys, The Observer 3/21/1919, page 8

Williams, James who helped to unload a car of coal at the railroad on September 24 was hit on the head by the crank. He took sick that night from the effects of the injury and died on September 25 of concussion of the brain, The Observer 9/26/1913, page 8

Williams, Jasper an ex-slave was invited to a banquet given by the Cold Water Club of Newberry on April 17 at the Colored Episcopal Church (St. Luke’s/St. Luke’s the Physician), The Observer 3/21/1913, page 8

Williams, Jesse colored 18 years old smothered to death 1/14/1912 by cotton seed at the seed house in Batesburg. He had gone there to sleep until the mill opened for work. The Observer 1/19/1912, page 5

Williams, Jesse Richard of Gaines was relieved of his commission as Notary Public by Gov. Blease, The Observer 1/10/1913, page 1

Williams, Jim colored was arrested in the shooting death of Henry Baxter colored on 5/21/1911 at Rocky Zion Church. The Observer 5/23/1911, page 8; He was fined $40 or 30 days on the chain gang for the charge of carrying a pistol. The fine was reduced to $20 if the pistol was turned over to the Magistrate. The Observer 6/6/1911, page 8; Jim Williams colored was detained in the jail charged with being an accessory to murder. Details of the condition of the jail, The Observer 7/28/1911, page 8

Williams, Joe B. of Sunnyside Farms advertised services of his bull "Ben", The Observer 5/23/1911, page 8

Williams, Joe of Newberry advertised his bull available for service, phone 285, The Observer 5/28/1912, page 8 & The Observer 7/9/1912, page 8

Williams, John an ex-slave was invited to a banquet given by the Cold Water Club of Newberry on April 17 at the Colored Episcopal Church (St. Luke’s/St. Luke’s the Physician), The Observer 3/21/1913, page 8

Williams, John C. was shot and dangerously wounded by

John H. Williams colored at Belton SC. The Observer 9/29/1911, page 1

Williams, John colored RECORDER’S COURT – fighting - $10 or 30 days, The Observer 12/8/1911, page 8

Williams, John colored was found responsible for the death of 8 year old Andrew Jackson in Florence SC, The Observer 6/14/1912, page 5; found guilty – to be electrocuted 8/9. The Observer 6/21/1912, page 8

Williams, John colored was granted a new trial in the murder of Andrew Jackson, a white boy of Florence SC, Observer 5/16/1913, page 3; John Williams colored convicted of the murder of Andrew Jackson of Florence Co. and who was recently granted a new trial and who was being held in the Penitentiary for safe keeping has been ordered returned to his Camden jail by the Governor, The Observer 5/27/1913, page 2

Williams, John D. a farmer of Greenwood County committed suicide leaving a wife and 8 children. The Observer 1/27/1911, page 4

Williams, John E. 66 years old died October 12, 1913 at the home of his son J. L. Williams on Glenn Street. He had been a bit health for some time. Burial was at St. Luke's Cemetery, The Observer 10/17/1913, page 8

Williams, John Mrs. of Prosperity sister of E. K. Bedenbaugh, was buried at St. Luke’s 11/5/1911. The Observer 11/10/1911, page 5

Williams, John Sharp US Senator his desk in the senate was used by the President of the Confederacy. The Observer 7/18/1911, page 6; he was severely condemned for his parody on the Apostles Creed, The Observer 5/3/1912, page 1, 4, 6; The Observer 5/7/1912, page 3

Williams, John Skelton of Richmond VA accepted the offer to become assistant secretary of the treasury, The Observer 3/18/1913, page 1

Williams, John was arrested in Columbia for violation of liquor laws and gambling. The Observer 7/25/1911, page 3

Williams, Kinard of Seneca was arrested for being a hobo, hitching train rides and not paying and beating up the train conductor, The Observer 11/19/1912, page 8

Williams, Lonnie colored killed Lance Phair colored on Christmas Day; inquest report given, The Observer 1/6/1911, page 3

Williams, Louis colored – MAYOR’S COURT – shop lifting; fined $20. The Observer 7/21/1911, page 8

Williams, Lula Mrs. of Van Buren ARK visited her sister Mrs. Ida N. Boozer of Harrington Street. This is her first visit in 12 years. The Observer 2/9/1912, page 8

Williams, M. G. colored was appointed to serve the AME Helena Station by Bishop Coppin for the ensuing year, The Observer 12/12/1913, page 8

Williams, M. P. was elected a Policeman by City Council, The Observer 12/31/1912, page 8

Williams, Maggie Mrs. of Greenville before she was married she was known as Maggie Price. 14 years prior she had been placed in the pest house because she had smallpox. When she was released she took the blankets and sheets with her which were property of Greenville. Now in 1913 she enclosed in a letter $2.50 as restitution for her theft. The Observer 12/2/1913, page 3

Williams, Malcolm a student at Boundary Street School, took the anti-tobacco pledge, The Observer 11/1/1912, page 4

Williams, Manning of Spartanburg was awarded $300 for the loss of 3 fingers while an employee at a mill. He had sued for $5,000. The Observer 5/30/1911, page 6

Williams, Mary Miss of Yorkville was elected vice-President for the coming year of the South Carolina UDC, The Observer 12/9/1913, page 1

Williams, Mary Vanessa Miss daughter of T. G. Williams married Samuel Grady Holt of OK City OK on 6/11/1913 at the home of the bride officiated by Rev. J. E. Carlisle. The Observer 6/13/1913, page 1

Williams, Mattie and Young Hill took out a marriage license 12/25/1911. The Observer 12/29/1911, page 8

Williams, Minnie had a perfect attendance record at West End school for the year, The Observer 6/6/1911, page 8

Williams, Minnie in 2nd grade at West End School was on the Honor Roll, The Observer 3/8/1912, page 3; she was on the honor roll,The Observer 5/10/1912, page 5

Williams, Minnie of the 3rd grade had a perfect attendance at West End School closing on 5/30/1913, The Observer 6/3/1913, page 1

Williams, Newt Captain of Abbeville, father of Henry A. Williams of Columbia, died 6/9/1912, The Observer 6/11/1912, page 5

Williams, Otis was given a sentence of 4.5 years in the United States prison in Atlanta, Georgia being convicted of robbing a shipment of shoes from a railroad car on May 4, The Observer 11/14/1913, page 6

Williams, Otto a white man was convicted of theft of a small engine from the Arcade Theater and fined $15, besides having to pay for the engine, The Observer 5/9/1913, page 8

Williams, Perry colored shot and killed John Henry Hemphill colored in Greenwood on August 18, 1913, The Observer 8/22/1913, page 1

Williams, Peter colored of Sumter County was shot and killed by Policemen Julian H. Seale. He was resisting arrest and made an attack on the officer, The Observer 8/22/1913, page 1

Williams, Police man quit the Police Force. It is said he had some trouble with the Chief. The Observer 6/24/1913, page 8

Williams, Pratt A. a white man was convicted of assault & battery and sentenced to a fine of $100 or 30 days on public works. He was paroled on condition that he leave the State of South Carolina and never return, The Observer 12/23/1913, page 8

Williams, Press Mrs. 60 years old dropped dead 11/8/1911 at her home in West End while cooking breakfast. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. Survived by several grown children who lived in Ware Shoals. The Observer 11/10/1911, page 8

Williams, Prince was paroled from the Penitentiary by the Governor, The Observer 2/28/1913, page 7

Williams, R. C. of Columbia – part of his kitchen roof caught fire. He was renting it from Mrs. J. A. Dargan and was located at 1300 Laurel Street at the corner of Sumter. The Observer 3/28/1911, page 1

Williams, R. C. was elected 2nd Brave of the Burgel Tribe, Improved Order of Red Men, The Observer 7/15/1913, page 1

Williams, R. F. of Baldwin MS was shot and killed by C. E. Jones at Timmonsville SC, The Observer 11/29/1912, page 3

Williams, R. T. Mrs. was the sister of Mrs. J. K. Derrick. The Observer 3/15/1912, page 4

Williams, R. W. of Fairfax his home was raided and 103 gallons of whiskey with 1 barrel of beer were seized. The Observer 1/16/1912, page 7

Williams, Reese colored of Greenville was fatally wounded by an unknown assailant while driving his cotton to market. The Observer 9/26/1911, page 6

Williams, Regina Miss of Columbia, daughter of R. C. Williams will graduate from Columbia Women’s College with honors, The Observer 5/16/1911, page 8

Williams, Roland was elected 1st vice-president of the Laymen’s Movement of West End Baptist Church. The Observer 10/13/1911, page 8

Williams, S. F. Mrs. of Edenton NC was the sister of E. D. Pearce of Newberry SC, The Observer 3/14/1913, page 8

Williams, S. Newton of Abbeville worked for the RR as a conductor for 23 years. He recently retired and with his wife will move to the home of his son in Anderson. His son was superintendent Henry Williams. The Observer 4/18/1911, page 2

Williams, S. W. was a member of the Petit Jury for the week of March 20, 1911, The Observer 3/3/1911, page 4

Williams, Samuel K. alias James P. Kelly alias Oakland Sammy the safecracker was paroled by the governor and as he exited the gate of the Penitentiary he was rearrested by the United States Deputy Marshal for other cases of safe blowing and robbery. He has numerous alias names. The Observer 12/2/1913, page 6; Samuel K. Williams alias James P. Kelly alias Samuel Raymond alias Oakland Sammy was committed to jail for robbing a post office in Marion Alabama on June 12, 1901. He received clemency by the governor on Thanksgiving. He is now being held in Richland County Jail in default of $10,000 bond. He has many charges against him. Details of his long career are given in the paper. The Observer 12/30/1913, page 5

Williams, Susanna wife of B. H. Williams died at her home on October 7, 1913 at the age of 52 years, 18 days. She was survived by a husband, five children and five grandchildren. The Observer 10/13/1913, page 4

Williams, T. A. of Newberry was Treasurer of the Colored State Fair to be held in Columbia SC on 11/2, The Observer 10/17/1913, page 6

Williams, T. G. Mrs. was the daughter of Henry H. Blease and his first wife. She was the step daughter of Elizabeth Satterwhite Blease, his father’s second wife and step sister of Mrs. Julius Eison, Eugene S. Blease and Cannon G. Blease. She was the sister of Harry H. Blease and Cole L. Blease. The Observer 11/4/1913, page 4

Williams, T. G. Mrs. was the daughter of Henry H. Blease. She was the sister of Mrs. C. L. Havird (Ella), Gov. Cole L. Blease, Eugene S. Blease, Cannon G. Blease; Harry H. Blease and Mrs. Julius Eison. She was the sister in law to C. L. Havird and aunt to his children: Henry Havird, Lee Havird and Olive Havird, Miss Minnie Havird and Miss Cora Lee Havird, The Observer 11/22/1912, page 8

Williams, T. G. of Newberry was visited on Thanksgiving by son James P. Williams of Davis Station in Clarendon County and wife. The Observer 12/5/1911, page 8; he donated $.25 for the purpose of canvassing Newberry County in behalf of ascertaining the reduction of cotton acreage for 1912. The Observer 1/26/1912, page 8; in November 1911 he received $23.85 payment out of the "Governor’s Fund for Enforcing the Law, The Observer 3/5/1912, page 5; T. Griff Williams was appointed rural policeman or deputy sheriff by Sheriff Buford. The Observer 3/8/1912, page 8; made 23 arrests, $130 aggregated fines; one sentence for a chain gang for 8 years with an estimated labor of $1200 for the county, The Observer 6/28/1912, page 8; he was paid $66.90, $62, $8, $50.61, $20, $67.30, $75, $75 as liquor constable and rural constable salary by the County for the quarter ending 6/2/1912, The Observer 7/19/1912, page 6

Williams, T. G. was selected to serve as a juror to serve in Sessions Court for the week starting 6/9/1913, The Observer 5/27/1913, page 8; he was the son of the late J. Pinckney Williams of Floyd Township and brother of Mrs. D. B. Wheeler of Newberry and D. B. Williams of Caddo OK, The Observer 6/3/1913, page 1; he was paid $43.36 for salary by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3; he was paid $2.35 for the month of July 1913 by the County Supervisor for constable fee, The Observer 8/15/1913, page 6; he was appointed Deputy Collector to the Internal Revenue Department, The Observer 11/7/1913, page 8

Williams, T. Griff received his appointment as constable from Gov. Blease, The Observer 2/24/1911, page 8; he lost his job on the grounds he was not needed. In 1910 he brought into Newberry County $1500 in liquor fines; He was working in Saluda the past two months and was responsible for many of the workers on the chain gangs. The Observer 7/4/1911, page 1; T. Griff Williams severely cut Andrew Davenport on 7/4 at Old Town. Davenport had to be sent to Newberry on a train to receive sutures from Dr. Houseal. The Observer 7/7/1911, page 8; He was appointed by Governor Blease as liquor Constable of Union County. The Observer 7/11/1911, page 8; He served 2 months in Saluda and earned his pay – about his career. The Observer 10/10/1911, page 8

Williams, T. Y. Col. of Lancaster lost 4 hogs each weighing an average of 175 pounds to lightening on 6/19/1911. The Observer 6/23/1911, page 8; he lost his barn, 4 mules, oats, corn etc; all destroyed by arson. Loss was $3,000 with no insurance. The Observer 8/25/1911, page 5

Williams, Talbot, LLD was elected as Director of the Pulitzer School of Journalism, etc. details, The Observer 4/1/1912, page 5

Williams, Thomas A. colored brought an injunction suit against southern power company – Supreme Court ruled the power company would have to give a $1900 bond to protect Mr. Williams from damages he might sustain by reason of the taking of his land. The Observer 6/2/1911, page 4

Williams, Thomas A. lived in a brick house on Vincent Street. Prior to 1876 it had been the home of Professor Warren Dupré and in 1876 was occupied by S. N. Evans. The Observer 1/26/1912, page 1; he owned a home on Vincent Street occupied by Cornelia Robertson. It was destroyed in a fire on 4/26/1912 and was insured with Spearman & Wallace for $500. The Observer 4/30/1912, page 8; he attended the Republican Convention in Chicago as a delegate from SC, The Observer 6/21/1912, page 8; when asked who would be next president of the US he said, "Wilson". The Observer 7/9/1912, page 8

Williams, Thomas A. sold 44 bales of cotton to Mr. Holmes at $.12 a pound, The Observer 6/13/1913, page 8; he sold the second bale of new cotton for the season, The Observer 8/29/1913, page 8

Williams, Vanessa Miss was re-elected as a teacher of the Speers Street School, The Observer 5/7/1912, page 8; Miss Vanessa Williams and escort J. E. Stokes attended the Ball given by the Newberry German Club at Thalian Hall on 6/13/1912, The Observer 6/18/1912, page 8; she visited her brother in West VA, The Observer 6/28/1912, page 8; she was a 3rd and 4th grade teacher and Principal of Speers Street School for the year, The Observer 9/17/1912, page 8; Miss Vanessa Williams attended the first meeting of the scholastic year for the Newberry County Teachers’ Association, The Observer 11/5/1912, page 1

Williams, Virg colored was arrested in the shooting death of Henry Baxter colored on 5/21/1911 at Rocky Zion Church. The Observer 5/23/1911, page 8; COURT – murder – true bill for murder, The Observer 6/13/1911, page 1; COURT – murder; continued, accused at large, The Observer 3/22/1912, page 8

Williams, W. A. was implicated in the murder of Velpo and Henry Hogg who were brothers. The incident was all because of an old grudge, The Observer 9/19/1913, page 3

Williams, W. Aiken was shot and instantly killed in Barnwell County by Milledge C. Lee on December 12, 1913. Williams was one of the defendants in the murder of J. V. and Henry Hogg. He was survived by a wife and six children. The Observer 12/16/1913, page 2

Williams, W. B. of Williamston SC Mill Village his 10 year old son drowned in a creek, The Observer 5/17/1912, page 7

Williams, W. M. colored COURT violation of dispensary law, guilty, $75 or 30 days, The Observer 7/5/1912, page 8

Williams, W. P. was paid $12 pension by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3; he was paid $12 for the month of July 1913 by the County Supervisor for pension, The Observer 8/15/1913, page 6; he was paid $12 for pension by the County Supervisor for the month of October 1913, The Observer 11/28/1913, page 6

Williams, Walt colored was fined $40 or 30 days on the chain gang for the charge of carrying a pistol. The fine was reduced to $20 if the pistol was turned over to the Magistrate. The Observer 6/6/1911, page 8

Williams, Wash was paid $3.60 for com. tax by Newberry County for the Quarter ending 12/31/1911. The Observer 1/19/1912, page 4

Williams, Wess colored of Newberry County was convicted of manslaughter in 1908 and sentenced to 10 years in the penitentiary. He was paroled during good behavior by Gov. Blease. The Observer 9/22/1911, page 4

Williams, Will colored was killed by Henry Sudduth white near the Edgefield line, The Observer 2/21/1911, page 3

Williams, Will who served 3 years of a 30 year sentence for attempted criminal assault was rented by Greenwood County at $4/month to work on the public roads, The Observer 11/18/1913, page 6

Williams, William 37 years old died at his home in Mollohon Village on 3/12/1912 with burial at St. Luke’s Church in Prosperity. He was survived by a wife and 4 children. The Observer 3/15/1912, page 8

Williams, Zeb married Miss Pike, daughter of Rev. J. M. Pike on 9/18/1913 at Columbia SC, The Observer 9/19/1913, page 8

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY - will appeal to the Board of Canvassers concerning results of recent elections, The Observer 8/29/1913, page 1

Williamson, Annie Mae Miss of Buchanan VA visited Rev. and Mrs. E. W. Leslie of Prosperity, The Observer 1/31/1913, page 8

Williamson, Bright was a member of the Child Labor Committee of SC. About the meeting in Columbia. The Observer 10/13/1911, page 5

Williamson, E. E. Mrs. was the treasurer and in charge of the mothers meetings of the Newberry County WCTU, The Observer 2/21/1913, page 5; she was elected chairman of white ribbon recruits and mothers meetings of the Newberry WCTU for the coming year, The Observer 9/23/1913, page 1; she will entertain Miss Mabel Williamson and Miss Kate Thompson of Newberry, during the Teachers Conference held in Newberry on December 4, 5, 6, The Observer 12/2/1913, page 1

Williamson, E. E. Mrs. was Treasurer and superintendent of mothers meetings of the Newberry WCTU, The Observer 6/11/1912, page 8; she was elected as Corresponding Secretary and Superintendent of Mothers meetings and white ribbon recruits; agent for the Palmetto white ribbon of the WCTU on 9/11/1912, The Observer 9/20/1912, page 8; Mrs. E. E. Williamson attended the WCTU Convention in Anderson, The Observer 9/27/1912, page 8; a WCTU meeting at her house at 1926 Main Street, The Observer 10/15/1912, page 8

Williamson, E. E. was selected as a juror for common pleas court for the week starting 11/27/1911. The Observer 11/14/1911, page 4; he was elected E. Loy K. of Newberry Lodge ELKS for 1912, The Observer 3/29/1912, page 8

Williamson, Ellis a 5th grade student at Boundary Street School was on the honor roll for the month ending 1/24/1913, The Observer 2/4/1913, page 8; she was a 6th grade honor student at Boundary Street School for the term ending 12/5/1913, Observer 12/19/1913, page 1

Williamson, Ellis E. and J. Guy Daniels were the bankrupt proprietors of Daniels & Williamson, Newberry jewelers, The Observer 5/5/1911, page 7; E. E. Williamson bought out the stock of the business and will go the business alone. The Observer 6/13/1911, page 8

Williamson, Ellis of the 4th grade, Boundary Street School, was on the honor roll, The Observer 2/9/1912, page 4; Ellis Williamson in 4th grade at Boundary Street School was on the Honor Roll, The Observer 3/8/1912, page 3; he took the anti-tobacco pledge, The Observer 11/1/1912, page 4; Ellis Williamson of the 5th grade at Boundary Street School was on the honor roll for the period ending 11/15/1912, The Observer 11/22/1912, page 5

Williamson, Francoise G. of Mullins SC- his beneficiaries received $10,000 in insurance payments. The Observer 7/14/1911, page 1

Williamson, J. H. was a resident of the Confederate Home in Columbia SC, The Observer 8/16/1912, page 2

Williamson, John M. married Miss Chattie Shealy daughter of Alfred Shealy on 6/4/1911 at Mayer Memorial Church, officiated by Rev. J. D. Shealy, The Observer 6/6/1911, page 5

Williamson, Mabel attended the bridal shower given by Mrs. P. G. Ellisor in honor of Miss Mary Brooks Dennis. The Observer 9/8/1911, page 4

Williamson, Mabel Miss of Newberry visited in Chappells, The Observer 1/14/1913, page 8; she was visited by Miss May Reid of Chappells, The Observer 1/31/1913, page 8; she sang solo at a reception hosted by Mrs. C. D. Weeks; she was a guest at a reception hosted by Mrs. C. D. Weeks. The Observer 3/18/1913, page 4; she will teach School at Jalapa this season. The Observer 9/12/1913, page 1; she will deliver a solo at the Christmas exercises at Central Church on December 21, The Observer 12/19/1913, page 8

Williamson, Mabel Miss sang quartet at the organ recital at Central Methodist Church on 1/2/1912. The Observer 1/5/1912, page 8

Williamson, Maxie Ella Miss, 62 years old sister of S. E. Williamson died 6/19/1911 at her brother’s home in Helena. Burial was at St. John’s Church in Lexington. The Observer 6/20/1911, page 8

Williamson, Oehlese Miss daughter of Mrs. J. L. Williamson and the late Reverend J. L. Williamson of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church in Newberry married on 5/26/1913 Harry Browne Pryor, Linotype operator with the Phoenix Printing Company in Phoenix, Arizona. They will live at 1026 East Willeta Street, Phoenix AZ. The Observer 6/3/1913, page 8

Williamson, S. W. of Helena suffered a break-in at his store. $25 worth of merchandise was taken, The Observer 11/15/1912, page 8; Silas Spence was arrested. Only the wrist watch was recovered, The Observer 11/19/1912, page 8

Williamson, Sara Miss was a member of the 1913 graduating class of Newberry High School, The Observer 5/20/1913, page 8

Williamson, Sarah Miss was elected to be on the excuse and appeal committee of the Philamathian Literary Society of Newberry College, The Observer 10/13/1913, page 5; she participated in the Newberry High School Christmas recital, Observer 12/19/1913, page 1

Williamson, Thomas W. of Florence- his beneficiaries received $11,000 in insurance payments. The Observer 7/14/1911, page 1

Williamson, W. H. was a resident of the Confederate Home in Columbia SC, The Observer 8/16/1912, page 2; he was a resident of the Confederate Home in Columbia SC. He signed a petition sent to the Governor to have E. C. Jones retained as steward, The Observer 10/1/1912, page 6

WILLIAMSTON SC - the well at Williamston Springs went dry on August 15, 1913. For more than 40 years the Springs supplied the town and visitors for many miles with its healthy water. A blast in a nearby quarry was blamed for the disturbance. Workers started immediately to dig around and find the cause of the problem. The next day the water began to flow again as usual. The Observer 8/19/1913, page 1; the Williamston Spring has gone dry once more. The deep well at the Williamston Mill is believed to be causing the problem. Over the weekend the well to the Mill was closed and the water returned to the spring flowing freely for the weekend but on Monday the well was pumping all morning and there was not a drop of water in the spring. The Observer 8/22/1913, page 8

Willingham, C. E. Mrs. and son of Ambrose O. Willingham of Blairs RFD visited in Newberry. The Observer 9/12/1911, page 8

Willingham, J. H. and W. T. Livingstone both weighing about 180 pounds, rode Livingstone’s Harley cycle to Prosperity and back to Newberry without having to dismount except to let vehicles pass, The Observer 7/23/1912, page 8; his anti-negro statements printed, The Observer 7/26/1912, page 5

Willingham, Martha Miss married Dewitt Lever on 12/22/1912 at the home of the bride’s mother Mrs. C. E. Williamson. The couple will live in Chapin, The Observer 12/24/1912, page 4

Willingham, Mary Linda Mrs. (Nee Miller) wife of John H. Willingham died at her home on 7/6/1911 of heart failure. Burial was at Tabernacle Church; card of thanks from her husband. The Observer 7/11/1911, page 8

Willingham, W. W. was paid $4, $4 for pension by Newberry County for the Quarter ending 12/31/1911. The Observer 1/19/1912, page 4; he received $4, $4 pension from the county for the quarter ending 3/31/1912, The Observer 4/30/1912, page 7; he was paid $4, $4, $4 for pension by the County for the quarter ending 6/2/1912, The Observer 7/19/1912, page 6; he was paid $4, $4 for pension for the quarter ending 9/30/1912 by the County Supervisor, The Observer 10/15/1912, page 2

Willingham, W. W. was paid $8 for pension by County Supervisor for the quarter ending 12/31/1912, The Observer 1/21/1913, page 7; he was paid $4, $12 pension by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3; he was paid $12 for the month of July 1913 by the County Supervisor for pension, The Observer 8/15/1913, page 6; he was paid $12 for pension by the County Supervisor for the month of October 1913, The Observer 11/28/1913, page 6

Willingham, William participated in a fishing party at Mr. T. P. Adams’ pasture at the mouth of the Enoree River near Blairs SC. The Observer 7/15/1913, page 8

Willis, Archie Decatur of Columbia will marry Miss Blossie Adella Kreps at the home of the bride’s parents Dr. and Mrs. B. H. K. Kreps of 803 Assembly Street in Columbia, The Observer 8/20/1912, page 8

Willis, Ben Lee colored was fined $5 for playing ‘craps’, The Observer 1/31/1913, page 8

Willis, Clyde shot and killed Alex Pruitt on December 13, 1913 near Fork Shoals in Greenville Co. The Observer 12/19/1913, page 7

Willis, George Tillman 18 years old son of the late Jacob Willis of Saluda County died at his home at Silverstreet on July 10, 1913. He was living in Silverstreet with his mother and stepfather Cal Drafts. Thursday evening after the time for closing the store where he worked he was found lying dead near the outer wall of the store. Burial was at Corinth Church in Saluda SC. He was a student at Newberry College in the engineering department, The Observer 7/15/1913, page 4

Willis, Gilbert shot and killed his wife Mable Elam near Clarksville in Edgefield County last week. He fled to Georgia, The Observer 7/15/1913, page 4

Willis, J. Archie Hon. of Owings will marry Miss Annie Lou Irby. Mr. Willis was the editor of the Belton Times and a member of the Legislature. The Observer 11/3/1911, page 1; he was a stockholder and officer of the Dedmond Remedy Company. Was charged with breach of trust. Details, The Observer 12/8/1911, page 1; accused of forcing J. W. Bridges by gun point to sign an affidavit. The Observer 12/12/1911, page 1; Auditing of the books showed that Mr. Willis did nothing illegal. The Observer 12/15/1911, page 6

Willis, Jacob Mrs. married for the second time to Cal Drafts and lived in Silverstreet SC, The Observer 7/15/1913, page 4

Willis, John 15 years old of Blacksburg was accidentally shot on Thanksgiving Day in a hunting accident. The Observer 12/5/1911, page 5

Willis, Mary Miss of Columbia College was visited by her mother Mrs. H. P. Wicker of Prosperity; she returned to Prosperity after graduating from Columbia Female College, The Observer 5/31/1912, page 1; Miss Mary Willis aattended a bridal shower in honor of Miss Julia Schumpert, The Observer 6/18/1912, page 8; she gave a social for the young people, The Observer 8/16/1912, page 8; she was married to J. H. Sitz of Huntsville ALA on 10/4/1912 in Columbia officiated by Rev. H. A. McCullough, The Observer 10/8/1912, page 8

Willis, Mary Miss resumed classes at Columbia Female College. The Observer 9/29/1911, page 1

Willis, Tom 13 years old of Spartanburg was placed in jail on the request of his mother. His mother is ill and unable to further care for him and the boy is unmanageable. He will probably be sent to the Florence Industrial School, The Observer 4/29/1913, page 2

WILLOWBROOK PARK – a good description of the park and the activities, The Observer 6/20/1913, page 5; there will be an ice cream festival on August 2, 1913 given by Willow Camp number 694, W. O. W., The Observer 8/1/1913, page 8; an ice cream Festival will take place at the park on September 13 for the benefit of the Wesley Adult Bible Class of the O’Neall Street Church. The Observer 9/9/1913, page 5

WILLOWBROOK PARK will be opened next week for the season, The Observer 5/2/1911, page 8; photograph of the park. The Observer 6/30/1911, page 4; bananas were grown in Willowbrook Park and displayed by Officer Franklin to The Observer. The Observer 12/5/1911, page 5; an ice cream festival on 9/14 to be held at the park for benefit of the concert band, The Observer 9/13/1912, page 8

Willson, John O. Mrs. was taken to Columbia Hospital on July 11 and received surgery. The Observer 7/18/1913, page 5

Wilmore, W. R. was chosen as a petit juror for the Court of Common Pleas starting 9/18/1911. The Observer 9/5/1911, page 8

Wilson, Albert E. of Mill Springs NC, 67 years old Confederate Veteran and father of Taylor C. Wilson of Prosperity, died 8/31/1912, The Observer 9/6/1912, page 4

Wilson, Albert was elected Keeper of the goat of Pomaria WOW for 1914, Observer 12/19/1913, page 1

Wilson, Arthur colored was arrested in Bennettsville for breach of contract and brought by constable Blease to Newberry jail. The Observer 4/5/1912, page 8

Wilson, Arthur dining car cook of Charlotte NC was injured in a train wreck four miles north of Columbia SC on 5/8/1912,
The Observer 5/10/1912, page 1

Wilson, Arthur T. house in Floyd Township, 4 miles west of Newberry on the Belfast road, burned on April 7 at midnight. The house was occupied by Charlie Wilson colored and his family who lost nearly everything they had in the house. The house belonged to J. Ed Senn and was worth $400 or $500. There was no insurance and the cause of the fire is not known. The Observer 4/11/1913, page 8

Wilson, B. H. one of the county's best young farmers made 122 bushels of wheat on four acres this year. He sold some beautiful peaches last Saturday. The Observer 6/17/1913, page 8; B. H. Wilson of Newberry harvested from four acres 122 bushels of wheat, enough to make 24 barrels of flour. The Observer 6/24/1913, page 8

Wilson, B. H. sold a 50 lb. watermelon in town. The Observer 8/4/1911, page 8; B. H. Wilson of RFD No. 3 has gas lights in his home. The Observer 4/19/1912, page 8; he was drawn to serve as a petit juror for the week beginning 5/13/1912, The Observer 5/3/1912, page 8

Wilson, Brooks 14 years old of Abbeville died in a fire at the home of Walter Wilson, details. The Observer 11/24/1911, page 1

Wilson, C. C. Col. serving a sentence in a Federal Prison died in the prison Library at age 67 years.The Observer 8/30/1912, page 1

Wilson, C. L. of Prosperity was a new subscriber to telephone service, Observer 3/19/1912, page 8; he was paid $4.50 commission on taxes; $13.87 for room & board for the quarter ending 9/30/1912 by the County Supervisor, The Observer 10/15/1912, page 2

Wilson, C. M. a sophomore at Newberry College participated in the contest for declamation and spoke on "The Unknown Speaker", The Observer 6/6/1911, page 1; he was a Junior of Newberry College; delivered his recital on "The Mission of the Anglo-Saxon" at the College Commencement exercises, The Observer 6/11/1912, page 4; he was a member of the Newberry Phrenakosmian Debating team was President of the teams for the March 1913 debate, The Observer 11/12/1912, page 5

Wilson, C. S. will entertain Clemson Wilson, during the Teachers Conference held in Newberry on December 4, 5, 6, The Observer 12/2/1913, page 1

Wilson, Charles bought 167.35 acres of land at public sale for $3850, The Observer 11/5/1912, page 4

Wilson, Christopher Columbus 73 years old head of the United Wireless Telegraph Company was the proud father of a son on 8/18. His wife is 19 years old. The Observer 8/22/1911, page 1

Wilson, Clemson Mayer Class of 1913, member of the Phrenakosmian Society, Newberry College, gave an oration "The Pot Hunter in Politics" at Newberry College Commencement, The Observer 5/20/1913, page 8 & The Observer 6/13/1913, page 1

Wilson, Clyde was a member of the ‘Boys Dime Club’ of Colony Church, details, The Observer 11/5/1912, page 4

Wilson, D. E. was a new student at Clemson College from Newberry, The Observer 9/26/1913, page 8

Wilson, D. Q. donated $1 towards the Chinese Famine Fund. The Observer 2/6/1912, page 8 & The Observer 2/13/1912, page 8; he spent two weeks at Stomp Springs, The Observer 8/23/1912, page 8

Wilson, D. Q. was paid $10.65 for commutation tax; $2 for work on roads & bridges by the County Supervisor for August 1913, The Observer 9/9/1913, page 3

Wilson, E. W. was paid $1.50 for Co. ‘H’ by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3

Wilson, Ed was paid $11.40 for Co. ‘H’ by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3; he was paid $1.95 for work on county home by the County Supervisor for August 1913, The Observer 9/9/1913, page 3

Wilson, Edith of the 2nd grade, Speers Street School, was on the honor roll, The Observer 2/9/1912, page 4; she was on the Honor Roll, The Observer 3/8/1912, page 3; she was on the honor roll, The Observer 4/9/1912, page 8; she was on the honor roll,

The Observer 5/10/1912, page 5; Edith Wilson of the 3rd grade Speers Street School was on the honor roll for the month ending 10/14/1912, The Observer 10/18/1912, page 8; she was on the honor roll for the period ending 11/15/1912, The Observer 11/22/1912, page 5; she was on the honor roll for the month ending 12/13/1912, The Observer 12/24/1912, page 4

Wilson, Edith was a 3rd grade honor student at Speers Street School for the month ending 2/21/1913, The Observer 2/28/1913, page 4; she will spend Easter in Anderson SC, The Observer 3/21/1919, page 8; she was a 3rd grade honor student for the month ending 3/31/1913, at Speers Street School, The Observer 4/11/1913, page 8; she was on the honor roll for the 8th month of the school year, The Observer 5/9/1913, page 3

Wilson, Effie Mrs. of Caldwell Township married Theodore Danielson of West End on 2/26/1911 at the parsonage of the 1st Baptist Church officiated by Rev. George A. Wright. The Observer 2/28/1911, page 8

Wilson, Ellerbe was a member of the ‘Boys Dime Club’ of Colony Church, details, The Observer 11/5/1912, page 4

Wilson, Ellie Lee Miss of Prosperity SC married Willie K. Franklin of Leesville SC officiated by Rev. D. P. Boyd at the minister’s home in Newberry (1229 Hunt St.) on 3/23/1913, The Observer 3/25/1913, page 5

Wilson, Essie and Frances Crooks of Newberry visited J. L. Graham and family of Pomaria. The Observer 7/7/1911, page 8

Wilson, Essie Miss daughter of Mrs. Eula Wilson of Caldwell Township married V. F. Cook on 5/19/1912 at the home of her cousin Mrs. H. D. Whitaker on Nance Street officiated by Rev. J. M. Fridy. The groom is a construction foreman for Bell Telephone Co. His home is Cartersville GA. The Observer 5/21/1912, page 8; they lived in Charlotte NC and came to Newberry to visit her mother and will then go on to GA to visit, The Observer 8/23/1912, page 8

Wilson, Essie was the cousin of Frances May Crooks, Annie Crooks and Viola Tobin of FL, The Observer 7/24/1911, page 6

Wilson, Eula Mrs. was visited by her daughter Mrs. V. F. Cook (Nee Essie Wilson) and husband, The Observer 8/23/1912, page 8

Wilson, F. Z. made $1056 in excess of $2500 income and was required to pay $10.56 in Federal Taxes, The Observer 1/3/1913, page 8

Wilson, F. Z. Mrs. of Newberry visited in Greenwood SC, The Observer 2/4/1913, page 8

Wilson, F. Z. Mrs. of Newberry was visited by her niece Miss Mayme Ferguson of Laurens. The Observer 3/12/1912, page 8; she was visited by her sister Mrs. J. D. Pitts of Blackville, The Observer 7/26/1912, page 8

Wilson, F. Z. was chairman of the Rules Committee of the Board of Governors and Officers of the Newberry Chamber of Commerce,The Observer 4/4/1911, page 5; he made over $2500/year and was required to pay federal income tax. He was levied $10.56. The Observer 11/10/1911, page 4; he was drawn as a member of the petit jurors for general session’s court starting 3/18/1912. The Observer 3/5/1912, page 4; he was re-elected as a Director and Vice-President of the Newberry Cotton Mill. The Observer 5/3/1912, page 8; as insurance agent he was paid $30 for the new court house policy by the County for the quarter ending 6/2/1912, The Observer 7/19/1912, page 6

Wilson, G. A. was paid $10 for the month of July 1913 by the County Supervisor for repair public buildings, The Observer 8/15/1913, page 6

Wilson, G. J. was elected Manager of Pomaria WOW for 1914, Observer 12/19/1913, page 1

Wilson, George colored sentenced to life in prison in 1898 for murder was paroled by the governor, The Observer 11/25/1913, page 1

Wilson, George L. who was appointed Oconee County Magistrate by the governor, lost his position by a vote in SC Senate who reinstated A. P. Crisp. The Observer 2/23/1912, page 6

Wilson, George moved to his farm near Kinards which he recently purchased from H. H. Rikard. The Observer 2/24/1911, page 8; he was paid $1.50 for room & board by the County for the quarter ending 6/2/1912, The Observer 7/19/1912, page 6

Wilson, George W. died at his home in Bowman, Orangeburg County on 3/17/1912. If he had lived until 7/4 he would have been 100 years old. The Observer 3/22/1912, page 1

Wilson, Giles L. of Spartanburg accepted a position as vice president of a national bank in Jacksonville FL, The Observer 5/28/1912, page 5

Wilson, Guy son of Rev. J. P. Wilson was bitten by a French poodle at Sumter that had rabies, The Observer 10/3/1913, page 5

Wilson, H. K. Rev. displayed a coconut sent to him by his son B. B. Wilson of Palm Beach FL. Observer 3/19/1912, page 8

Wilson, Hayward COURT OF SESSIONS - violating dispensary law, struck off, The Observer 6/10/1913, page 8

Wilson, Holland married Miss Eunice Franklin, both of Newberry County on 5/7/1911 at the Lutheran Parsonage in Newberry officiated by Rev. James D. Kinard. The Observer 5/9/1911, page 5

Wilson, Hugh C. lost his home to fire 10/31/1911. Details; $1000 in insurance on the house and $200 on the furniture with insurance not covering the loss. The Observer 11/3/1911, page 8

Wilson, Hugh lived in Newberry in 1846 and in 1911 was living in Abbeville. The Observer 6/30/1911, page 1

Wilson, I. A. was selected as a petit juror for Sessions Court in May, The Observer 4/25/1911, page 8

Wilson, J. B. Rev. was the father-in-law of Walter H. Wells who died in Florence on 2/2/1913 at age 40 years survived by wife and daughter, The Observer 2/4/1913, page 1

Wilson, J. B. was a resident of the Confederate Home in Columbia SC. He signed a petition sent to the Governor to have E. C. Jones retained as steward, The Observer 10/1/1912, page 6

Wilson, J. C. 50 years old magistrate of ‘96’ died of Pellagra, The Observer 4/11/1911, page 3

Wilson, J. G. Mrs. of Pomaria was visited by her mother Mrs. Polly Graham of the New Hope section, The Observer 11/7/1913, page 5

Wilson, J. H. DD and his sermon on Christian Education transcribed for the newspaper, The Observer 10/25/1912, page 4

Wilson, J. H. Rev. resigned his Pastorate at Orangeburg SC and accepted the position of financial secretary of Marion College in VA, The Observer 3/4/1913, page 1

Wilson, J. M. Mrs. of Spartanburg was a member of a Suffrage Club known as the ‘NEW ERA CLUB’ of Spartanburg, The Observer 9/13/1912, page 1

Wilson, J. M. was drawn as a petit juror for the week beginning 6/10/1912, The Observer 5/28/1912, page 8

Wilson, J. Mrs. donated $.50 for the hiring of labor for the Newberry restroom. The Observer 4/1/1912, page 5

Wilson, J. P. attended the banquet and meeting of the Columbia Commandery, Knights Templar in Columbia 5/23/1912, The Observer 5/28/1912, page 8

Wilson, J. R. of Anderson lost a barn, 2 horses, a cow, wagon etc. to a value of $1,000 to a fire with only $75 in insurance, The Observer 5/14/1912, page 3

Wilson, J. W. contributed $.25 to defray expenses for the Newberry County Rock Hill Plan. The Observer 2/13/1912, page 4; he was a resident of the Confederate Home in Columbia SC, The Observer 8/16/1912, page 2; J. W. Wilson was paid $10.90 as assessor by the County for the quarter ending 6/2/1912, The Observer 7/19/1912, page 6; he was a resident of the Confederate Home in Columbia SC. He signed a petition sent to the Governor to have E. C. Jones retained as steward, The Observer 10/1/1912, page 6

Wilson, J. W. was paid $10.80 for assessor duties; $2.50 for room & board by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3; J. William Wilson was paid $1 for work on roads & bridges by the County Supervisor for August 1913, The Observer 9/9/1913, page 3

Wilson, J. Will married Miss Louise Senn on 2/14/1912 at the home of the bride’s father David R. Senn in Floyd Township officiated by Rev. D. P. Boyd. The Observer 2/16/1912, page 8

Wilson, James attended the Shriners Convention in Charleston at the Isle of Palms on the 17th and 18th of June. The Observer 6/17/1913, page 8

Wilson, James P. attended the Shriners’ Convention and parade in Columbia on Thanksgiving Day, The Observer 11/29/1912, page 8

Wilson, Jerome colored stabbed Caesar Shaw colored to death at Florence – he was at large, The Observer 8/20/1912, page 8

Wilson, Jesse Woodrow Miss second daughter of the President will marry Francis Bowes Sayre of Lancaster PA in November 1913 at the White House, The Observer 7/4/1913, page 4; Miss Julia Woodrow Wilson will be the 13th White House bride when she marries in November. All other White House bride's names were given, The Observer 7/11/1913, page 2; the President let it known he wants no gifts given to the bridal couple at the expense of public funds, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 4; Miss Jesse Wilson, daughter of President Wilson, was thrown from a horse while out riding with her fiancé. Details, etc. The Observer 8/29/1913, page 1; she received a gift of a pendant set with 86 stones as a wedding present. It was made up of one 6½ carats canary diamond surrounded by 85 smaller diamonds arranged in a pear-shape and attached to a neck chain in which the smaller diamonds are set. Individual members contributed more than $2000 for the gift. Other gifts were mentioned, The Observer 11/14/1913, page 5; another article on some of the wedding presents that she has received, The Observer 11/25/1913, page 2; all about the wedding, The Observer 11/28/1913, page 1

Wilson, John C. of Heller Township was reminiscing about after the war. The Observer 12/5/1911, page 8; about the location of his home in 1876. The Observer 1/12/1912, page 1; John C. Wilson was a candidate for County Commissioner in the coming primary, The Observer 7/23/1912, page 8; he was paid $1.50 for room & board by the County for the quarter ending 6/2/1912, The Observer 7/19/1912, page 6; he claimed $4.25 in campaign expenses, The Observer 8/30/1912, page 8; card of thanks to his supporters, The Observer 9/3/1912, page 5

Wilson, John colored– COURT – wife beating; $10 or 30 days on the chain gang; The Observer 2/28/1911, page 8; he was arrested for gambling and paid a fine of $5, The Observer 4/25/1911, page 8

Wilson, John colored of Caldwell Township lost his home to fire. The Observer 12/5/1911, page 8

Wilson, John colored RECORDER’S COURT; drunk & disorderly, $10 or 30 days, The Observer 4/16/1912, page 8

Wilson, John colored was arrested in a shooting scrape while working at the trolley line near Chick Springs, Greenville SC. He received a bullet through his knee during the affray, The Observer 7/4/1913, page 1

Wilson, John Henry participated in a fishing party at Mr. T. P. Adams’ pasture at the mouth of the Enoree River near Blairs SC. The Observer 7/15/1913, page 8

Wilson, Kate Miss is home from College because of health reasons. She is a senior at Due West College. The Observer 10/10/1913, page 4

Wilson, L. A. received the contract to build a hose frying tower in the rear of the hose wagon house, The Observer 4/30/1912, page 8

Wilson, L. A. was paid $20.20 for work at the jail by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3; he and his 9 year old son were badly hurt when a mule they were driving to a buggy ran away near Jolly Street, fastening the little boy to the lines and dragging him some distance on the back of his head, The Observer 9/19/1913, page 8; he had a cataract removed from his eye by Dr. Moore, The Observer 11/18/1913, page 8

Wilson, L. Mrs. and son John of Old Town section of Newberry visited in Saluda, The Observer 3/21/1919, page 1

Wilson, Lee colored was arrested in Greenville SC on the charge of ‘pimping’ a 15-year-old white girl and keeping her in his house, The Observer 8/1/1913, page 2

Wilson, Leland of the 1st grade, Speers Street School, was on the honor roll, The Observer 2/9/1912, page 4; The Observer 3/8/1912, page 3; The Observer 4/9/1912, page 8; Leland Wilson of the 2nd grade Speers Street School was on the honor roll for the month ending 10/14/1912, The Observer 10/18/1912, page 8; he was on the honor roll for the period ending 11/15/1912, The Observer 11/22/1912, page 5; he was on the honor roll for the month ending 12/13/1912, The Observer 12/24/1912, page 4

Wilson, Leland was a 2nd grade honor student at Speers Street School for the month ending 2/21/1913, The Observer 2/28/1913, page 4; he was a 2nd grade honor student for the month ending 3/31/1913, at Speers Street School, The Observer 4/11/1913, page 8; he was on the honor roll for the 8th month of the school year, The Observer 5/9/1913, page 3; he was a 3rd grade honor student at Speers Street School for the term ending 12/5/1913, Observer 12/19/1913, page 1

Wilson, Louise Mrs. 65 years old a widow was found dead 7/11/1912 at the room she rented at Main & McKibben Streets, from natural causes, The Observer 7/12/1912, page 8

Wilson, Lucile Miss of Newberry attended the bridal shower given in honor of Miss Louise Jones by Miss Mazie Dominick.The Observer 10/27/1911, page 8

Wilson, Lucille Miss was a guest at a reception hosted by Mrs. C. D. Weeks. The Observer 3/18/1913, page 4; she was elected as 1st Vice President of the Bachelor Maids Club for the ensuing year, The Observer 4/11/1913, page 8

Wilson, Lucy A. Miss, third oldest daughter of Charles Wilson and Martha Johnson Wilson. The Observer 1/31/1911, page 6

Wilson, Luther was paid $3.35, $4.50, $7.50, $4.50 for road & bridge work by County Supervisor for the month of September 1913, The Observer 10/3/1913, page 5; he was paid $4.50 for room & board by the County Supervisor for the month of October 1913, The Observer 11/28/1913, page 6

Wilson, Mamie Miss was awarded a box of writing paper and a foot race for girls at the barbecue at Whitmire on July 4, The Observer 7/11/1913, page 3

Wilson, Margaret Miss daughter of President Woodrow Wilson rode in a ‘speeding cab’ in NYC, going 24 miles/hr. Her chauffer was fined, The Observer 5/6/1913, page 1

Wilson, Marvin entered the Boys’ Corn Contest for Newberry County, The Observer 4/9/1912, page 4; he won a single barrel gun as 2nd prize for the best 10 ears of corn donated by William Johnson in the BOYS CORN CLUB CONTEST, The Observer 11/12/1912, page 8 (The top of the paper incorrectly gives the date 11/8); he was entitled to attend the National Corn Exposition one day for free under the proposition offered by E. H. Aull, superintendent of education, The Observer 12/24/1912, page 4

Wilson, Marvin of Newberry, a member of the Boys Corn Club, will attend the National Corn show in Columbia SC, The Observer 1/28/1913, page 1

Wilson, Mrs. of Darlington County was the daughter of R. Charles Maybin and sister to Miss Verna Maybin who teaches in Darlington and Miss Theresa Maybin, a student at Newberry high school. The Observer 10/24/1911, page 8

Wilson, Nancy Mrs. (Nee Hopkins)105 years old of Pickens died 11/26/1911 at Liberty SC. Burial was at Mt. Zion Methodist Church. She was the widow of Robert Wilson who died 25 years ago. Born in Pendleton SC and a neighbor of John C. Calhoun she moved to the Central community 60 years ago.The Observer 11/28/1911, page 6

Wilson, Ned MAYOR’S COURT carrying a pistol and shooting on the street, fined $100, The Observer 5/2/1911, page 1; Ned Wilson colored shot three times on a crowded street in Newberry Town at close range on John Lewis colored. Two of the bullets took effect. Lewis was taken to Dr. Gilder’s office. Wilson was arrested. The wives of both men had a knife scrap at a church two weeks ago. The Observer 5/2/1911, page 8

Wilson, Odell spent the week with 5 others at Charleston and Isle of Palms, The Observer 7/9/1912, page 8

Wilson, Odis participated in the Ridge Spring School Christmas play at Old Town, Observer 12/19/1913, page 1

Wilson, P. T. Mrs. of Ocala Florida was shot and killed by a colored convict. The sheriff rounded up a posse, The Observer 10/7/1913, page 6

Wilson, Palmer 14 years old shot and perhaps fatally wounded Jesse Green 11 years old of Carrhart Mills in Rock Hill. If Jesse Green gets better he will still lose an eye. The Observer 9/12/1913, page 2

Wilson, R. C. in 3rd grade at Speers Street School was on the Honor Roll, The Observer 3/8/1912, page 3; he was on the honor roll,The Observer 5/10/1912, page 5

Wilson, R. D. received a BA at Newberry College graduating class of 1911. His graduating address was "Whitewash". The Observer 5/23/1911, page 8

Wilson, Robert colored of Chester was killed by lightening. The Observer 6/27/1911, page 1

Wilson, Robert Dr. was appointed by the Governor to perform a psychiatric evaluation on Sam Hyde to determine if he was sane enough for electrocution for a murder he committed, The Observer 6/11/1912, page 3

Wilson, Robert Jr. of Charleston was a member of the new asylum committee appointed by Gov. Blease. The Observer 4/7/1911, page 3

Wilson, Robert of Newberry moved to Walhalla to teach in the graded school. The Observer 9/19/1911, page 8

Wilson, Ross of the 1st grade Speers Street School was on the honor roll for the month ending 12/13/1912, The Observer 12/24/1912, page 4

Wilson, Ross was a 1st grade honor student for the month ending 3/31/1913, at Speers Street School, The Observer 4/11/1913, page 8; he was on the honor roll for the 8th month of the school year, The Observer 5/9/1913, page 3

Wilson, Ross was a 2nd grade honor student at Speers Street School for the term ending 12/5/1913, Observer 12/19/1913, page 1

Wilson, Ruth of the 6th grade, Boundary Street School, was on the honor roll, The Observer 2/9/1912, page 4

Wilson, S. D. donated $.50 for the purpose of canvassing Newberry County in behalf of ascertaining the reduction of cotton acreage for 1912. The Observer 1/26/1912, page 8

Wilson, Sally Miss had married John P. Kinard and was the sister of T. J. and D. Q. Wilson. She died June 21, 1913 The Observer 6/27/1913, page 5

Wilson, Sergeant was at the last Battle of Johnstone’s Army, The Observer 6/18/1912, page 6

Wilson, Spencer was paid $2.25 for commission on taxes for the quarter ending 9/30/1912 by the County Supervisor, The Observer 10/15/1912, page 2

Wilson, Stanyarne of Spartanburg SC will move to NYC to practice law, The Observer 4/11/1913, page 1

Wilson, Susie Maud of the 4th grade, Speers Street School, was on the honor roll, The Observer 2/9/1912, page 4; The Observer 3/8/1912, page 3; The Observer 4/9/1912, page 8; she was on the honor roll, The Observer 5/10/1912, page 5; Miss Susie Maud Wilson was one of the children who participated in the Children’s Day Festivities at Lebanon, The Observer 7/30/1912, page 8; Susie Maud Wilson of the 5th grade Speers Street School was on the honor roll for the month ending 10/14/1912, The Observer 10/18/1912, page 8; she was on the honor roll for the period ending 11/15/1912, The Observer 11/22/1912, page 5; she was on the honor roll for the month ending 12/13/1912, The Observer 12/24/1912, page 4

Wilson, Susie Maude was a 5th grade honor student at Speers Street School for the month ending 2/21/1913, The Observer 2/28/1913, page 4; she was a 5th grade honor student for the month ending 3/31/1913, at Speers Street School, The Observer 4/11/1913, page 8; she was on the honor roll for the 8th month of the school year, The Observer 5/9/1913, page 3; she was a 6th grade honor student at Speers Street School for the term ending 12/5/1913, Observer 12/19/1913, page 1

Wilson, T. J. inspector of roads for No. 10 Township gave his report, details, The Observer 5/9/1911, page 8; he gave a lengthy review of his suggestions to the cotton problem. The Observer 2/6/1912, page 8; he was paid $10, $10 for room & board by the County for the quarter ending 6/2/1912, The Observer 7/19/1912, page 6; about the ‘Dime Club" he started at Colony Church and the prizes, names of boys etc. The Observer 11/5/1912, page 4

Wilson, T. J. was paid $13.12 for com tax by County Supervisor for the quarter ending 12/31/1912, The Observer 1/21/1913, page 7; he was paid $10.60 for room & board; $0.85 commission on collecting taxes by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3; he was selected as a juror for Court of Common Pleas starting the week of September 15, The Observer 9/2/1913, page 8; he was paid $68.89 for work on roads & bridges by the County Supervisor for August 1913, The Observer 9/9/1913, page 3; he received $9.57 for commutation tax from the Co. Supervisor for the month of November 1913, The Observer 12/9/1913, page 7

Wilson, Taylor C. of Prosperity was called to death bed of his father Albert E. Wilson at Mill Springs NC. His father, a 67 years old Confederate Veteran, died 8/31/1912, The Observer 9/6/1912, page 4

Wilson, Thomas J. was drawn as a petit juror for the week beginning 6/10/1912, The Observer 5/28/1912, page 8; he displayed the largest boll of cotton for the season. It was the Mexican Boll variety; The Observer 7/2/1912, page 8

Wilson, Thomas Neel of ARK visited his mother Mrs. Sue Wilson of Floyd Township. The Observer, 1/3/1911, page 8

Wilson, Tom shot Joe Brooks with a shot gun in Richland County on 5/21/1912, both white, no reason given, The Observer 5/24/1912, page 8

Wilson, Torrence was paid $3 for work on roads & bridges by the County Supervisor for August 1913, The Observer 9/9/1913, page 3

Wilson, V. C. contributed $.25 to defray expenses for the Newberry County Rock Hill Plan. The Observer 2/13/1912, page 4; a social event at his home described, The Observer 8/13/1912, page 8

Wilson, V. C. Mrs. entertained the ladies of the home department of Smyrna Church – much detail, The Observer 5/5/1911, page 5; she was a speaker at the program for the Sunday School convention at Trinity Church in Floyd Township. The Observer 3/19/1912, page 4

Wilson, V. C. Mrs. was hostess for the Home Department of Smyrna Sabbath School. The Observer 7/25/1913, page 8

Wilson, Verona Mrs. – Cheves C. Ligon, son of Rev. T. C. Ligon was the 2nd cousin to Mrs. Verona Wilson. Family details, The Observer 3/19/1912, page 8

Wilson, Virgie Miss of Pomaria celebrated her seventh birthday with a party, The Observer 8/8/1913, page 8

Wilson, W. G. was a resident of the Confederate Home in Columbia SC. He signed a petition sent to the Governor to have E. C. Jones retained as steward, The Observer 10/1/1912, page 6

Wilson, W. M. of Peak claimed the wells were dry at Peak SC; cotton was not growing; several other sections in Lexington County were having similar problems. The Observer 5/19/1911, page 8; he said that Peak will soon be surveyed for annexation, The Observer 11/29/1912, page 8

Wilson, W. M. purchased 65.33 acres of land for $1175 at Masters Sale, The Observer 11/4/1913, page 4; W. M. Wilson of Peak visited in Newberry, The Observer 12/9/1913, page 8

Wilson, W. O. and wife visited by Hollie Veale of Columbia South Carolina, The Observer 2/11/1913, page 8

Wilson, W. O. Mrs. of Newberry SC was visited by her mother Mrs. J. W. Aiton of Greenwood SC, The Observer 4/15/1913, page 8

Wilson, W. O. Mrs. of Newberry was visited by her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Aiton of Greenwood, The Observer 5/24/1912, page 8

Wilson, W. O. of Newberry went to Gainesville GA to see his dying father. The Observer 1/6/1911, page 8; he was a member of the Petit Jury for the week of March 20, 1911, The Observer 3/3/1911, page 4; W. O. Wilson lost his barn on north Caldwell Street to fire. His carriage, harness and other things were consumed in the fire but the horse was safe. A colored man who works at the mill slept in the barn at night and being a smoker, he may have started the fire. Loss was $150 with no insurance. The Observer 4/7/1911, page 8; he was one of the merchants who participated in a parade on 6/16 in the ‘kick-off’ of Chautauqua week in Newberry. The Observer 6/16/1911, page 4; W. O. Wilson was elected VICE GRAND of Pulaski Lodge No. 20 IOOF, The Observer 7/28/1911, page 8; he advertised for the Christmas trade – telephone 202. The Observer 12/19/1911, page 5; W. O. Wilson was elected NG of Pulaski Lodge No. 20 IOOF, Newberry for 1912. The Observer 1/9/1912, page 8; he d donated $.50 for the purpose of canvassing Newberry County in behalf of ascertaining the reduction of cotton acreage for 1912. The Observer 1/26/1912, page 8; e was elected chairman of the Baraca Club of 1st Baptist Church for the next 6 months, The Observer 7/16/1912, page 8; W. O. Wilson was a candidate for Magistrate of Township No. 1 in the coming primary, The Observer 7/23/1912, page 8; he claimed $21.25 in campaign expenses, The Observer 8/30/1912, page 8; sale under chattel mortgage advertised – all stock, horses, delivery wagons etc. of his business for sale10/12/1912. The Observer 10/4/1912, page 4

Wilson, Willie colored a minor – Frank Wilson Sr. advertised that he was not to be hired or harbored by anyone. The Observer 1/9/1912, page 8

Wilson, Woodrow Mrs. is having her spring clothes made in Baltimore in order to keep within her allowance of $1000. The Observer 4/22/1913, page 4

WILSON, WOODROW wants his inaugural ceremonies to be simplified. He prefers to walk to the place designated for oath of office and inaugural address. He finished up his work as Governor of NJ and conferred with his staff. The Observer 1/3/1913, page 1; so far he had signed his name to 50,231 pieces of correspondence and spent over $1,000 in postage – and he is not yet in office, The Observer 1/14/1913, page 2; he will not announce his cabinet before his inauguration, The Observer 2/11/1913, page 6; 25,000 soldiers will march in the parade. It will be one of the grandest military and civic spectacles ever witnessed; 20 governors will be in the parade, The Observer, 2/18/1913, page 1; "13" is his lucky No., The Observer 2/18/1919, page 8; no donkeys or elephants will be allowed in the inaugural parade; other than horses no other animals will be allowed, The Observer 2/25/1913, page 6; he will call congress together on ‘All Fools Day’, The Observer 2/28/1913, page 2; 10,000 black silk hats will be used by the Tammany men of NY for the Inaugural Parade, The Observer 2/28/1913, page 6; W. Wilson formerly resigned as Gov. of NJ, The Observer 2/28/1913, page 8; all the members of the President’s Cabinet named, The Observer 3/7/1913, page 1; about the inauguration, The Observer 3/7/1913, page 2, 3; his salary will be $6250/month, The Observer 3/7/1913, page 5; an article telling about the ‘smoker’ given in his honor at Princeton, The Observer 3/7/1913, page 6; students in Columbia city school decorated the graves of President Wilson's parents, The Observer 3/7/1913, page 8; Republican postmasters will be permitted to fulfill their term; there will be no rum in the White House, The Observer 3/14/1913, page 1; his full name was Thomas Woodrow Wilson – story of how and why he dropped the ‘Thomas’, The Observer 3/18/1913, page 1; his Cabinet is "very scholarly" – out of 10 only 2 are not College educated, etc. The Observer 3/18/1913, page 5; President W. Wilson was presented a ‘Woody Tiger’ by Mrs. Wade Hampton, daughter in law of late Gov. Hampton. This mascot will rival the ‘Teddy Bear’, The Observer 5/13/1913, page 5; he was after the men who were trying to influence the tariff Legislation; also denounced several ex-senators who were lobbying at the floor of the senate house, The Observer 6/6/1913, page 1;the Wilson administration will be ‘dry’; President Wilson and his family are of verse to the use of liquor or wine in any form, The Observer 4/1/1913, page 2; Woodrow Wilson received his first paycheck of $5,625 as president of the US, The Observer 4/1/1913, page 4; an interview by 125 newspaper men; he was very humble and Frank when he spoke; etc. The Observer 4/1/1913, page 6; portrait of Woodrow Wilson and his cabinet, The Observer 4/4/1913, page 3; an article about the "White Ribbon Regime" in the White House, The Observer 4/8/1913, page 6; he broke precedent by speaking directly with both Houses in session, The Observer 4/11/1913, page 1; Woodrow Wilson - translations of two of his books were printed in German. The Observer 6/13/1913, page 6; he was vacationing in New Hampshire, The Observer 7/8/1913, page 1; about his speech at the semi-centennial of the great battle between the North and South, The Observer 7/8/1913, page 2; after 10 days absence from the capital he arrived in Washington from New Hampshire on July 14, The Observer 7/15/1913, page 4; about his address to the Congress concerning Mexico which he delivered to Congress – message was cheered by members of both houses, The Observer 8/29/1913, page 1; Should Wilson bring on WAR? The Observer 9/5/1913, page 1; he was offered the old family residence on Hampton Ave. in Columbia SC as a winter home. President Wilson promised to accept -- if he makes a winter home anywhere outside of Washington, The Observer 9/26/1913, page 1; comparing the way President Wilson deals with Congress to the way it was done by former President Roosevelt, The Observer 10/3/1913, page 2; Tariff Bill was signed - remarks made by the President on the occasion, The Observer 10/7/1913, page 3; the car in which the President was riding in Washington, DC struck Robert Crawford, 18-year-old messenger boy, slightly bruising him about the knees. The boy was taken to the hospital by the President's physician. The President bought him a new bicycle. The Observer 10/7/1913, page 4; he was greeted while passing through Southern states on his way to the Southern Commercial Congress at Mobile Alabama, The Observer 10/28/1913, page 1; President Wilson designated November 27 as Thanksgiving day and gave his first Thanksgiving proclamation which was reprinted in the paper, The Observer 10/28/1913, page 2; the Presidents speech at the Southern commercial Congress reprinted in the paper, The Observer 10/31/1913, page 3; Woodrow Wilson was endorsed by the Democratic Party through the elections that were held last week. 2 columns report on the political activities of the country, The Observer 11/7/1913, page 1; his Thanksgiving turkey weighs 40 pounds, The Observer 11/25/1913, page 2; he delivered his annual message before Congress on December 2, 1913. It was a short paper. Less than 3000 words long the message was one of the most novel of American State papers. The Observer 12/5/1913, page 4; President Woodrow Wilson and his family will go to the Gulf Coast while Congress takes recess, The Observer 12/23/1913, page 6; he and his family spent Christmas at Pass Christian MS; he was seen going to the post office to get his mail and shaking hands with children; while returning from a pleasant game of golf he saw a blaze on the roof of a big house and became temporary Chief for the fire department and save the house from burning, The Observer 12/30/1913, page 1

WILSON, WOODROW, Governor of NJ stated he would accept nomination for the US Presidency. The Observer 5/23/1911, page 1; an article about the college WOODROW WILSON CLUBS springing up. The Observer 12/29/1911, page 3; College Clubs are springing up and flourishing. The Observer 1/2/1912, page 8; about the man, The Observer 5/14/1912, page 3; on the campaign trail – pushing graft cases, The Observer 6/7/1912, page 1; Woodrow Wilson was nominated at the Democratic Convention with Governor Thomas H. Marshall as his running mate – a sketch of the men; about all the telegrams of congratulations; The Observer 7/5/1912, page 1, 2 & 4; he was elected as the Democratic nominee on the 46th ballot, campaign in Moncks Corner, The Observer 7/9/1912, page 2, 3, 4; debate over who will be the manager of his campaign, The Observer 7/9/1912, page 6; officials from the Labor Parties visit with Wilson; The Observer 7/12/1912, page 2; William F. McCombs of NY will be the campaign manager, The Observer 7/23/1912, page 3; The Woodrow Wilson Campaign Fund was started by The Observer and each edition of the paper would give the name of the contributor and amount – very poor showings for contributions – 7/23/1912 showed the editor had only collected $24 from the town; by 7/26/1912 page 8 the editor had found people willing to solicit in the different wards of the town, The Observer 7/26/1912, page 8; picking up on collections – now have $65.25, The Observer 8/2/1912, page 8; candidate for presidency spoke to farmers on the tariff, , Panama Canal, parcels post etc. The Observer 8/20/1912, page 3; his speech in Trenton NJ, The Observer 8/23/1912, page 4; Thus far the collection for the Woodrow Wilson campaign was $84.25, The Observer 8/27/1912, page 8; short note of thanks for the campaign contributions received from Newberry County, The Observer 9/3/1912, page 8; S. Pope of Enfield NC donated a jersey cow which gives 5 gallons milk/day to the campaign drive, The Observer 9/13/1912, page 1; his war chest so far was $175,000, The Observer 9/13/1912, page 3; Newberry County now had a total of $357.45 in contributions for the war chest, The Observer 10/11/1912, page 8; suffragette was ousted from where he was giving a talk, The Observer 10/22/1912, page 4; his message to the American People, The Observer 11/1/1912, page 5; He won by a landslide, (Photograph), The Observer 11/8/1912, page 1; a photograph of his wife and a short essay on her; same with the wife of the Vice-president’s wife, Mrs. Thomas R. Marshall, The Observer 11/8/1912, page 3; a listing of his electoral votes; he may make Columbia his winter home, The Observer 11/12/1912, page 1; about his family; he was offered the use of his father’s former home at Hampton & Henderson Streets or 10 rooms at the Colonia Hotel if he would make Columbia SC his winter home, The Observer 11/15/1912, page 1; he and his family vacationed in Bermuda, The Observer 11/19/1912, page 4; the final Electoral Vote count; President Wilson was in Bermuda – nearly had a fist fight with a photographer who took his photo in spite of his objections, The Observer 11/26/1912, page 3; an article about where he and his wife spent their honey moon, The Observer 11/29/1912, page 3; President elect was threatened with blackmail, The Observer 12/17/1912, page 3; a Russian youth, 17 years old Herman Sternberg, threatened the life of Wilson, The Observer 12/17/1912, page 6; he spent Christmas sick with the grippe, The Observer 12/31/1912, page 6

Wimberley, Charles G. of St. George SC had been killed by John H. Pendarvis. The Observer 4/9/1912, page 4

Wimberly, Harry was a 9th grade honor student with a grade average of 95.1 at Newberry High School for the term ending 12/5/1913, Observer 12/19/1913, page 1

Wimberly, Neil was a 5th grade honor student at Boundary Street School for the term ending 12/5/1913, Observer 12/19/1913, page 1

Wimbush, Ed 20 years old colored was shot and killed in a swamp near Frost Mills on 11/11/1913 by a sheriff's posse who was chasing him for shooting a sheriff on a Columbia Streetcar. 17 bullets took effect in his body. The Observer 11/21/1913, page 1

Windham, Albert B. of Darlington County was in jail for attempted assault on a young married woman, The Observer 6/18/1912, page 8

Windham, Albert of Lamar SC shot and killed Joe Slater colored over an old grudge. The Observer 10/31/1911, page 1

Windhorn, John L. married Miss Rosa Folk on 1/8/1913 at the home of the bride’s uncle Eugene C. Folk officiated by Rev. P. E. Shealy, Pastor of Betheden Church. The couple will live in Columbia SC. Details of the wedding, The Observer 1/14/1913, page 8

Wing, C. M. was severely shot and wounded by Ernest Benson, an ex-convict near Traveler’s Rest, The Observer 7/12/1912, page 1

Wingard, Brooks of Lexington was appointed Private Secretary by United States Senator Smith, The Observer 9/16/1913, page 1

Wingard, Daniel Ira of Lexington was a member of the Class of 1913, Newberry College, The Observer 5/20/1913, page 8

Wingard, E. L. of Lexington was elected to County Treasurer, The Observer 9/13/1912, page 1

Wingard, G. B. of Lexington SC won a premium for 5 best stalks of prolific corn at the SC Corn Exposition, The Observer 1/14/1913, page 1; he won $75 at the State Fair for the best exhibit of seeds. The Observer 11/7/1913, page 3

Wingard, G. S. of Lexington won a premium for best 10 ears of yellow corn at the SC Corn Exposition, The Observer 1/14/1913, page 1

Wingard, H. M. 42 years old merchant of Lexington died 3/26/1912 of indigestion. He was survived by a wife and 2 daughters. The Observer 4/1/1912, page 6

Wingard, Muller and a party of four others went to Columbia on Sunday by auto and returned on Monday, The Observer 5/23/1913, page 8

Wingard, Muller Rawls of Haralson GA was a member of the Class of 1913, Newberry College, The Observer 5/20/1913, page 8

Wingard, S. P. Mrs. of Lexington lost 18 cows in a barn and stable fire on 4/10/1912. Buggies, wagons, harness, bridle etc. were all consumed. The loss was $2500 with no insurance. The same thing happened 18 years ago at the same place. The Observer 4/12/1912, page 5

Wingard, Shelton of Lexington visited B. A. Connelly of Prosperity SC, The Observer 3/18/1913, page 5

Wingate, Ethel Miss taught at Long Lane School. The Observer 2/16/1912, page 8

Wingate, William E. was seriously wounded in a shooting spree with Clarence Levy of Charleston, The Observer 8/20/1912, page 8

Wingo, H. A. of Spartanburg SC won a premium for best 10 ears of white corn at the SC Corn Exposition, The Observer 1/14/1913, page 1

Wingo, I. W. Rev. a Baptist minister died in Spartanburg South Carolina on June 11 at age 63 years. The Observer 6/17/1913, page 1

Winn, G. Walker, a clerk was poisoned and died September 1910. Details, The Observer 2/9/1912, page 4

Winn, Lucia Miss of Donalds was assistant teacher at St. Luke’s, The Observer 10/25/1912, page 8; she attended the first meeting of the scholastic year for the Newberry County Teachers’ Association, The Observer 11/5/1912, page 1

Winn, Lucia was elected critic of St. Luke's Literary Society, The Observer 11/28/1913, page 1

Winn, Lucy Miss attended the State Teachers Association meeting in Columbia SC, The Observer 3/14/1913, page 8

Winters, Charlie Mrs. shot her sister-in-law Mrs. Will Winters at Stephen's Pottery, Georgia on August 13, The Observer 8/15/1913, page 5

WINTHROP COLLEGE – news of activities, The Observer 1/17/1913, page 4; news, The Observer 2/7/1913, page 4; the students of Winthrop College endorsed Dr. Johnson as the President of the school, The Observer 2/18/1919, page 5; the girls of Winthrop College gave their President D. B. Johnson a standing ovation, The Observer 2/21/1913, page 1; 150 students attended the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson, The Observer 3/7/1913, page 1; a report on what the girls did while they were in Washington, where they stayed and what they saw, The Observer 3/18/1913, page 1; news about the activities at the school, The Observer 4/4/1913, page 5; news about York County Field Day; 15 Yale graduates of 1885 visited the college and were treated to a seven course dinner served by the students; an old English pageant was given, The Observer 4/22/1913, page 1; Winthrop will have a summer school starting June 18. It will be for superintendents and principals, high school teachers, primary grade teachers and rural school teachers, The Observer 4/25/1913, page 1; scholarship and entrance exams to be held July 4, The Observer 5/2/1913, page 8; 2 columns devoted to the changes that have been made in the Campus and faculty, The Observer 8/15/1913, page 1; an article giving information on the recent activities of the School, The Observer 10/31/1913, page 1; news or local Chapters and Student Government Association, The Observer 11/14/1913, page 1; news about the School; delegates attending the Methodist conference received a reception; Literary Society news; about Thanksgiving dinner; YWCA services; Quo Vadis the movie will be seen at the School auditorium; examinations begin December 6, The Observer 12/5/1913, page 5

WINTHROP DAUGHTERS OF NEWBERRY – newly formed – officers elected. The Observer 11/14/1911, page 4

WINTRHOP COLLEGE NEWS – 272 of the students are farmer’s daughters, other news, The Observer 2/24/1911, page 6; the college ran a kindergarten at one of the Rock Hill Mills; In the past 16 years the college built 3 new buildings; The Observer 3/7/1911, page 1; about the basketball games; YWCA circus; , The Observer 3/21/1911, page 5; Gov. Blease opposed the building contract drawn up by the trustees of Winthrop college – they used out of state contracts; news of the school – reunion in Columbia; record number of applications received; Juniors will be holding a reception, The Observer 4/11/1911, page 6; trustees give their reasons for choosing an out-of-state architect for their new buildings, The Observer 4/18/1911, page 1; news of the school; Easter egg hunt held for the kindergarten groups; entertainment; about the domestic science course at the college; The Observer 4/21/1911, page 7; president of Winthrop denied that a student who was struck with inability to speak was the result of over study, The Observer 4/25/1911, page 3; notice of the scholarship exam to take place 7/7, The Observer 4/28/1911, page 4; a list of all the Newberry students at Winthrop College. The Observer 6/9/1911, page 8; 1342 applications and there is room for 700 students; 25th anniversary of the school to be celebrated in 1911. The Observer 9/12/1911, page 4; plans and specifications for the model school building and science hall at Winthrop were approved at a total of $140,000. The Observer 10/10/1911, page 3; news, The Observer 10/24/1911, page 5; Prof. L. A. Niven,head of elementary agriculture at Winthrop, resigned to accept a same position at Clemson. The Observer 10/31/1911, page 4; the college received $90,000 from the Peabody Fund. The Observer 11/7/1911, page 3; news of activities at the college. The Observer 11/14/1911, page 4; About the school and the practice home. The Observer 12/8/1911, page 3; a speech made at the college on the education of women, The Observer 12/12/1911, page 6; occupations of the fathers of the Winthrop Girls, The Observer 1/9/1912, page 1; news from the college; applications to the school were 1356 with 745 accepted for enrollment; what the appropriations from the state are used for and how much less is being requested. The Observer 1/16/1912, page 5; news of the school, The Observer 2/6/1912, page 4; news from the school; 25th anniversary will be celebrated on 5/3/1912, The Observer 2/23/1912, page 4; College news, The Observer 4/16/1912, page 1; All about the 25th anniversary celebration and the people; description of the cornerstone ceremony, The Observer 5/7/1912, page 5; about opening day; the 1-year teacher’s course; the new training school and science building, The Observer 9/27/1912, page 8; news from the school, The Observer 10/11/1912, page 4; school news, The Observer 10/22/1912, page 4; The Observer 11/8/1912, page 4; The Observer 11/29/1912, page 4

Wirr, Helen Miss of Ontario Canada visited Mrs. H. T. Patterson of Prosperity, The Observer 9/6/1912, page 4

Wise, A. B. appointed as a Notary Public by Gov. Blease, The Observer 2/24/1911, page 8; his brother John Pat Wise graduated from USC, The Observer 6/9/1911, page 1; he was president of the Prosperity Hardware Company. The Observer 11/14/1911, page 1; he was elected PRELATE of Prosperity Knights of Pythias for the year 1912. The Observer 12/19/1911, page 1; A. B. Wise returned from Ridgeland and a successful hunting trip catching a deer and a turkey. The Observer 1/5/1912, page 1; he spent the weekend with his brother John P. Wise in Ridgeland, The Observer 5/17/1912, page 8 & The Observer 7/26/1912, page 4

Wise, A. B. of Prosperity SC was in Columbia SC on business, The Observer 2/18/1919, page 5; he was paid $4 for work on roads & bridges by the County Supervisor for August 1913, The Observer 9/9/1913, page 3; he saw Ben Hur in Columbia, The Observer 11/25/1913, page 1

Wise, A. G. Mr. and Mrs. saw Ben Hur in Columbia, The Observer 11/25/1913, page 1

Wise, A. G. Mrs. of Prosperity was visited by Mrs. Brooks Craig and children of Jacksonville FL. The Observer 9/22/1911, page 5; as a member of the William Lester UDC of Prosperity she attended the unveiling of the Women’s Confederate Monument in Columbia, The Observer 4/12/1912, page 8

Wise, A. G. of Newberry was visited by his niece Mamie Birge of TX. The Observer 7/21/1911, page 5

Wise, A. G. of Prosperity was visited by Rev. and Mrs. E. C. Cronk of Columbia SC, The Observer 3/11/1913, page 4;

Wise, A. G. of Prosperity SC has a 10 acre patch with the yield of nearly a thousand bushels of corn, The Observer 8/22/1913, page 8; he was paid $22 com tax by the County Supervisor for the month of October 1913, The Observer 11/28/1913, page 6

Wise, A. L. is now on the Prosperity Exchange of the Southern Bell Telephone Co. The Observer 10/24/1911, page 8

Wise, A. L. Mrs. of RFD No. 5 in Prosperity was the mother of Rev. G. E. Long of Newton NC, The Observer 1/17/1911, page 4

Wise, Abe colored GREENVILLE COURT – selling whiskey, pleaded not guilty, convicted and fined $50, The Observer 3/15/1912, page 1

Wise, Allen G. grew two very large potatoes, one weighed 12 pounds and the other way weighed 10 pounds. The Observer 11/4/1913, page 8

Wise, Allen M. of Prosperity ordered a Studebaker Touring Car from McHardy Mower, The Observer 3/4/1913, page 8

Wise, Birge of Prosperity was one of the merchants who participated in a parade on 6/16 in the ‘kick-off’ of Chautauqua week in Newberry. The Observer 6/16/1911, page 4

Wise, Burke of Little Mountain High School was in the oratorical preliminary contest with his subject on "Benefits of the Civil War", The Observer 4/30/1912, page 8; he received a graduation certificate from Little Mountain High School on 5/20/1912, The Observer 5/24/1912, page 1

Wise, C. R. Mrs. of Newberry was visited by Mrs. C. M. Harmon and Mrs. G. W. Harmon of Prosperity, The Observer 2/21/1913, page 8

Wise, C. R. Mrs. was scheduled to host the Ladies Aid Society of Redeemer Church for 6/11/1912, The Observer 3/26/1912, page 8

Wise, C. R. signed an affidavit to the reliability, promptness and honesty of H. H. Ruff, The Observer 10/8/1912, page 8

Wise, C. R. was selected as a juror for Court of Common Pleas starting the week of September 15, The Observer 9/2/1913, page 8

Wise, C. R. went to St. Louis MO. The Observer 12/29/1911, page 8

Wise, Charley entered the Boys’ Corn Contest for Newberry County, The Observer 4/9/1912, page 4

Wise, Charlie of Prosperity was entitled to attend the National Corn Exposition one day for free under the proposition offered by E. H. Aull, superintendent of education, The Observer 12/24/1912, page 4

Wise, Charlie of Prosperity, a member of the Boys Corn Club, will attend the National Corn show in Columbia SC, The Observer 1/28/1913, page 1

Wise, Evelyn participated in closing exercises of Little Mountain School, Observer 5/20/1913, page 1

Wise, G. L. was elected as a member of petit jury for the week beginning 11/24, The Observer 11/14/1913, page 8

Wise, G. Long of Prosperity was a new subscriber to telephone service, Observer 3/19/1912, page 8

Wise, Gregg and family of Saluda County moved to Prosperity and are living at the Dominick House on McNeary Street. The Observer 12/8/1911, page 4; he purchased the ‘Reagin Lot’ adjoining the Lutheran Parsonage near the Southern RR and moved into his new home 12/11/1912. The Observer 12/13/1912, page 1

Wise, Gregg Mrs. of Prosperity was visited by Mrs. Leo Trotter of Saluda County SC, The Observer 2/11/1913, page 8

Wise, Harold of Little Mountain High School was in the oratorical preliminary contest with his subject on "South Carolina in the Revolution", The Observer 4/30/1912, page 8

Wise, Hattie Miss of the O’Neall section was a boarding student at Prosperity high school. The Observer 9/22/1911, page 5; she was 1912 graduate of Prosperity High School and on the last day of exercises gave a talk on "The Teacher’s Diadem", The Observer 5/31/1912, page 1; she took the examination for the scholarship offered for Winthrop College, The Observer 7/9/1912, page 8; Miss Hattie Wise participated in the program for Children’s Day at Bethel Church, The Observer 8/2/1912, page 8; she was awarded the scholarship for Winthrop College, The Observer 8/9/1912, page 8

Wise, Hattie Miss resumed classes at Winthrop College, The Observer 9/16/1913, page 1

Wise, J. H. Mrs. accompanied her husband on a trip to Baltimore and NY for new stock for the store. When she arrived in Baltimore she had the measles. She was now resting and will return to Little Mountain when well enough. The Observer 3/15/1912, page 4; they returned home to Little Mountain from Baltimore. The Observer 3/19/1912, page 4

Wise, J. H. Mrs. of Little Mountain has been sick, The Observer 11/28/1913, page 1

Wise, J. L. Mrs. attended the Women’s Missionary Convention in Orangeburg. The Observer 11/10/1911, page 5; she was visited by her nieces Misses Cornelia and Eleanor Capers of Washington DC. The Observer 12/22/1911, page 1; Mrs. J. L. Wise was the sister of Mrs. F. V. Capers of Washington and Mrs. Ridgell of Batesburg; she was visited by her niece Miss Louise Ridgell, The Observer 8/16/1912, page 8; she was elected treasurer of Prosperity WCTU, The Observer 10/25/1912, page 8

Wise, J. L. of Newberry was visited by his niece Mamie Birge of TX. The Observer 7/21/1911, page 5; he and his wife were the parents of Miss Willie Mae Wise. The Observer 3/15/1912, page 4; he donated $1 for the Chinese Famine Fund, The Observer 3/22/1912, page 8; he was elected a Director of the Prosperity Oil Mill at the stock holders meeting, The Observer 6/28/1912, page 8

Wise, J. L. was elected as an Elder for the next four years at Grace Lutheran Church in Prosperity SC, The Observer 1/21/1913, page 1; his daughter Willie Mae Wise who teaches in Sumter SC visited, The Observer 3/18/1913, page 5; he was elected at the annual meeting of stockholders of the Prosperity Oil Mill as a member of the Board of Directors for another year, The Observer 7/1/1913, page 1

Wise, J. Lawson lost his home to fire on 3/7/1911. $6000 loss with $2000 insurance. The Observer 3/10/1911, page 4

Wise, J. M. was a candidate for Mayor of Chester, The Observer 4/25/1911, page 1; he was elected Mayor of Chester, The Observer 5/5/1911, page 3

Wise, J. M. will teach High School at Chappells SC, The Observer 12/30/1913, page 8

Wise, J. Pat of Ridgeland was visited by his sister Mrs. George W. Harmon of Prosperity. The Observer 2/2/1912, page 8; a flattering article in the Ridgeland Herald paper about his appointment as attorney for the Bank. The Observer 3/12/1912, page 8; he was appointed attorney for Jasper County, The Observer 4/26/1912, page 1; was visited by his brother A. B. Wise of Prosperity, The Observer 5/17/1912, page 8

Wise, Jacob entered the Boys’ Corn Contest for Newberry County, The Observer 4/9/1912, page 4; Jacob Wise o f Prosperity was entitled to attend the National Corn Exposition one day for free under the proposition offered by E. H. Aull, superintendent of education, The Observer 12/24/1912, page 4

Wise, Jacob of Prosperity, a member of the Boys Corn Club, will attend the National Corn show in Columbia SC, The Observer 1/28/1913, page 1; he won third prize, a subscription to The Southern Cultivator for one year in Newberry Corn Exhibition for his yield of 96.4 bushels of corn from 1 acre of land, The Observer 11/11/1913, page 1

Wise, James A. Sr. of Prosperity was a new subscriber to telephone service, Observer 3/19/1912, page 8

Wise, James was paid $16.50 for com tax by County Supervisor for the quarter ending 12/31/1912, The Observer 1/21/1913, page 7

Wise, Jim was paid $2.50 for charges for the quarter ending 9/30/1912 by the County Supervisor, The Observer 10/15/1912, page 2

Wise, John Mrs. was the daughter of Mrs. Noah Fulmer and the sister of Mrs. Thompson L. Shealy and Mrs. Mike Dominick of Newberry. The Observer 4/30/1912, page 8

Wise, John Pat of Prosperity SC married Miss Miraim Perry of Ridgeland on 2/26/1913. They will attend the inauguration for their honeymoon. A reception at the home of Mrs. A. G. Wise on 3/6/1913, The Observer 3/4/1913, page 4; John Pat Wise of Ridgeland SC visited his father at the Wise’s hotel, The Observer 5/6/1913, page 8

Wise, John Pat was a Law Student at SCU, The Observer 2/10/1911, page 5; he was a graduate this year. The Observer 6/9/1911, page 1; he was admitted to the Bar, The Observer 6/9/1911, page 8; he visited his uncle S. S. Birge of Little Mountain. The Observer 8/4/1911, page 1; he decided to practice Law in Ridgeland SC. The Observer 9/1/1911, page 8

Wise, John W. was paid $7.30 for lunacy hearing by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3

Wise, L. G. Mr. and Mrs. were visited by their daughter Mrs. Orland Leaphart of Leesville, The Observer 6/7/1912, page 8

Wise, L. M. of Prosperity of Newberry was a 1912 graduate of Newberry College, The Observer 6/14/1912, page 8

Wise, L. M. saw Ben Hur in Columbia, The Observer 11/25/1913, page 1

Wise, Laura Christine was a 1911 graduate of Prosperity High School – Poem attached to her name, The Observer 5/5/1911, page 1

Wise, Lawrence of Aiken killed John Duncan while crazed with alcohol. The Observer 7/7/1911, page 2; he was sentenced to 8 years on the chain gang. The Observer 10/10/1911, page 3

Wise, Lillian Miss of Prosperity attended the Valentine party in Newberry given by Mss Lillie Mae Bushardt, The Observer 2/16/1912, page 8; she married E. A. Counts 11/28/1912 at the home of the bride’s father Gregg Wise in Prosperity officiated by Rev. S. C. Morris, The Observer 11/29/1912, page 8

Wise, Lizzie Miss of Columbia College visited at home in Prosperity, The Observer 2/4/1913, page 5

Wise, Marguerite participated in the girl’s reading contest with the subject "Constansius and the Lion" at the Prosperity Schools closing exercises, The Observer 5/31/1912, page 1

Wise, Mary Lizzie Miss entertained school chums with a dinner and entertainment, The Observer 4/7/1911, page 1; she was a 1911 graduate of Prosperity High School – Poem attached to her name, The Observer 5/5/1911, page 1; started classes at Elizabeth College. The Observer 9/15/1911, page 1; she was visited at college by her sister Mrs. C. M. Harmon. The Observer 11/10/1911, page 5; she was the cousin of Mrs. C. M. Harmon of Prosperity and Miss Tena Wise of Chicora College in Greenville. The Observer 3/29/1912, page 5

Wise, Mary Lizzie Miss of Columbia College was home in Prosperity for Easter. The Observer 3/25/1913, page 1; she resumed classes at the Columbia Female College, The Observer 9/23/1913, page 1

Wise, Mary Lizzie Miss was present at the bridal shower given in honor of Miss Addie Bowers. The Observer 12/22/1911, page 1

Wise, McFall attended the Ball at the Newberry German Club at Thalian Hall on 6/13/1912, The Observer 6/18/1912, page 8

Wise, Mr. a student of Newberry College attended a smoker at Newberry College on March 28, The Observer 4/1/1913, page 8

Wise, Mr. suffered much damage to his oat crop at the Scotts Creek Bottoms from rain and high water,The Observer 11/8/1912, page 8

Wise, N. B. of Little Mountain was appointed SC Aide with the rank of Major by Gov. Blease for the ensuing term. The Observer 1/31/1913, page 2

Wise, Nellie of the 4th grade was awarded the scholarship medal at Prosperity commencement exercises, The Observer 5/30/1913, page 5

Wise, Nellie was awarded honorable mention for the 4th & 5th grade at the Prosperity Schools closing exercises, The Observer 5/31/1912, page 1

Wise, Pat B. was selected as a juror for common pleas court for the week starting 11/27/1911. The Observer 11/14/1911, page 4; he was appointed canvasser of the Rock Hill Plan for Prosperity RFD No. 1, Newberry SC. The Observer 1/30/1912, page 4; he collected $5 for the fund to defray expenses in canvassing for the ROCK HILL PLAN, The Observer 3/1/1912, page 1

Wise, Pat B. was selected to serve as a juror to serve in Sessions Court for the week starting 6/9/1913, The Observer 5/27/1913, page 8

Wise, Pat planted cotton after oats on the Scott’s Creek bottoms and expected to make 1½ bales, The Observer 5/27/1913, page 8; he has such a good cotton field that one person is betting he will get two bales to the acre, The Observer 8/22/1913, page 8; he had 7-foot cotton growing in the bottoms of Scotts Creek, The Observer 11/18/1913, page 8; he gathered 325 pounds of lint cotton off his patch on Scott’s Creek. The Observer 11/25/1913, page 8

Wise, R. K. of Prosperity, sophomore of Newberry College delivered his recital on "Engineer O’Connor’s Boy" at the College Commencement exercises, The Observer 6/11/1912, page 4; he attended the Ball at the Newberry German Club at Thalian Hall on 6/13/1912, The Observer 6/18/1912, page 8; R. K. Wise was elected captain of the ball team for Newberry College and also a member of the executive committee of the Newberry College Athletic Association, The Observer 10/1/1912, page 8; R. K. Wise of the Newberry Excelsior Debating team will be orator in the March 1913 debate, The Observer 11/12/1912, page 5

Wise, Robert K. participated in the Junior declamation contest held at Holland Hall on June 9, during commencement week for Newberry College, The Observer 6/10/1913, page 8; he resumed classes at Newberry College, The Observer 9/16/1913, page 1; he was elected prosecuting critic of the Excelsior Literary Society of Newberry College, The Observer 10/13/1913, page 5; he was selected as a contestant in the State oratory preliminary, representing Excelsior Literary Club of Newberry College, The Observer 11/18/1913, page 1

Wise, Robert who is attending Newberry College was elected Captain of the Vaster Ball Team in 1913, The Observer 6/11/1912, page 1

Wise, Tena of Chicora college spent the weekend at home at Prosperity SC, The Observer 4/1/1913, page 8; she resumed classes at Chicora College, The Observer 9/9/1913, page 1

Wise, Tena received honorable mention at the Prosperity High School Graduation exercises. The Observer 5/12/1911, page 8; she started classes at Chicora College. The Observer 9/15/1911, page 1; she was present at the bridal shower given in honor of Miss Addie Bowers. The Observer 12/22/1911, page 1; Miss Tena Wise of Chicora College in Greenville SC was the cousin of Mrs. C. M. Harmon of Prosperity and Miss Mary Lizzie Wise of Prosperity. The Observer 3/29/1912, page 5; she was co-hostess for a bridal shower in honor of Miss Julia Schumpert, The Observer 6/18/1912, page 8; she was "AT HOME" to her friends – about the affair, The Observer 6/21/1912, page 8

Wise, Thomas E. of Horry County was ambushed – assailant not known, The Observer 1/27/1911, page 4

Wise, W. B. was selected to serve as a juror to serve in Sessions Court for the week starting 6/9/1913, The Observer 5/27/1913, page 8; he participated in the play "The Deacon" in the auditorium of Little Mountain High School on December 19, Observer 12/19/1913, page 1

Wise, W. B. went by auto to Newberry to see the ball game, The Observer 5/3/1912, page 8; he was an out of town guest at the Prosperity dance held at Town Hall, The Observer 6/28/1912, page 8; W. B. Wise of Prosperity and 10 others went on a fishing trip to Charleston for a week, The Observer 7/5/1912, page 8; he was appointed by the Governor as a member of his staff with the rank of Col. The Observer 9/20/1912, page 8

Wise, W. G. Mr. and Mrs. of Prosperity attended the STORK/SYLVAN wedding. The Observer 10/6/1911, page 4

Wise, W. J. saw Ben Hur in Columbia, The Observer 11/25/1913, page 1

Wise, W. J. was secretary/treasurer of the Prosperity Hardware Company. The Observer 11/14/1911, page 1; W. J. Wise of Prosperity Lodge No. 115 AFM was elected JD for 1913, The Observer 12/31/1912, page 5

Wise, Walter purchased an automobile, The Observer 7/19/1912, page 8

Wise, Willie Mae Miss daughter of J. L. Wise, taught at Sumter SC, The Observer 3/18/1913, page 5; she was elected historian of the William Lester Chapter UDC of Prosperity SC for the year 1913-1914, The Observer 10/13/1913, page 4; she saw Ben Hur in Columbia, The Observer 11/25/1913, page 1

Wise, Willie Mae was a member of the 1911 graduating class of Winthrop College. The Observer 6/2/1911, page 1 & The Observer 6/6/1911, page 5; she will teach in the Sumter schools. The Observer 9/15/1911, page 1; she visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Wise. The Observer 3/15/1912, page 4; she was co-hostess for a bridal shower in honor of Miss Julia Schumpert, The Observer 6/18/1912, page 8; Miss Willie Mae Wise was "AT HOME" to her friends – about the affair, The Observer 6/21/1912, page 8; she had a watermelon party on her lawn, The Observer 8/16/1912, page 8; she taught at Sumter schools, The Observer 9/13/1912, page 8

Wise, Willis fatally shot Remus Boozer both colored at Saluda Co. Boozer died from the effects of the wounds on December 21 and Wise was placed in jail. It was the result of a long time complaint of Boozer paying too much attention to the wife of Wise, The Observer 12/23/1913, page 7

Witcher, Margaret Zane Mrs. was the first woman messenger to carry in the electoral vote to the capital. She arrived in Washington with the votes of Utah. She delivered the votes to the office of the Vice President on the Senate. She has served two terms as County Clerk of Salt Lake County and was within four votes of being nominated as the Republican candidate for State treasurer last fall. She is the daughter of Judge John M. Zane, one of the first federal Judges of Utah, The Observer 2/18/1919, page 6 of a

Withers, John B. Real Estate dealer was one of 47 men relieved of his ‘Notary Public’ commission by the Governor Blease, The Observer 1/7/1913, page 1

Withers, Sarah Miss the book she co-authored with Professor James P. Kinard was being used at the schools in Shanghai China, The Observer 11/29/1912, page 4

Withers, Sarah Miss was elected Secretary of the Winthrop College Chapter of the Winthrop Daughters, The Observer 11/14/1913, page 1

Witherspoon, Alice Mrs. of Prosperity had a mirror which, when struck by lightening melted, created an image (Or photograph) of foliage close to the home. J. C. Schumpert sent the mirror to Charleston for repairs and the firm kept the mirror and sent him a new one. The mirror was then displayed in the store window of J. C. Wartson, cabinet maker on King Street. The Observer 1/20/1911, page 4; Mrs. Witherspoon of Prosperity was visited by her daughter Mrs. Pat Kennedy of Due West. The Observer 8/25/1911, page 5; & The Observer 12/29/1911, page 1; she was visited by her daughters Mrs. J. M. Cook of Mobile ALA and Mrs. Pat Kennedy of Due West, The Observer 8/30/1912, page 8

Witherspoon, Alice Mrs. of Prosperity SC was visited by Mr. and Mrs. John Harvey Witherspoon of Florida, The Observer 4/18/1913, page 8

Witherspoon, I. D. of York County SC was a white SC Senator during the early 1870’s in SC Radical Days, The Observer 5/7/1912, page 4

Witherspoon, John Harvey 22 years old married Miss Louisa Louise Andrews 16 years old at the Parsonage of Titusville Florida Methodist Church officiated by Reverend Ludwig Oser on February 13, 1913, The Observer 4/15/1913, page 8; the newlywed couple visited Mrs. Alice Witherspoon of Prosperity SC, The Observer 4/18/1913, page 8

Witherspoon, Leila Mrs. of Sumter was burned to death 11/30/1911 at the home of her father D. M. Smoot in Darlington for Thanksgiving. A kerosene lamp burst, igniting her clothing. The Observer 12/5/1911, page 5

Witherspoon, Lessie D. Miss was elected registrar and a member of the graves of revolutionary war soldiers committee of the UDC for the ensuing year. The Observer 11/14/1911, page 2

Witherspoon, Lillian participated in the girl’s reading contest with the subject "Jennie Dean Pleading for her sister" at the Prosperity Schools closing exercises, The Observer 5/31/1912, page 1

Witherspoon, Lily Miss had an appendectomy, The Observer 2/3/1911, page 4; she returned home to Prosperity after 2 weeks in the hospital, The Observer 2/17/1911, page 5

Witherspoon, Lily Miss left Prosperity SC for Due West College, The Observer 9/9/1913, page 1

Witherspoon, Mae Miss left Prosperity SC for Chicora College, The Observer 9/9/1913, page 1

Witt, E. C. Mrs. of Leesville was the sister of DeWitt Salter of Chattanooga TN and Mrs. E. C. Witt of Leesville. The Observer 8/18/1911, page 8; she was visited by her sister Miss Minnie Salter of Lake City FL, The Observer 5/17/1912, page 8

Witt, E. C. Mrs. of Newberry was the daughter of J. Z. Salter deceased and sister of Jesse S. Salter who died 7/2/1913, Leroy and Otway Salter of Newberry, Dewitt Salter of Atlanta and Clements Salter of Chattanooga TN and sisters Mrs. Arthur Kibler, Miss Lizzie Salter of Newberry and Miss Minnie Salter of Newberry. The Observer 7/4/1913, page 8

Witt, E. C. Rev. resigned as Pastor of Mayor Memorial and Summer Memorial churches, The Observer 8/19/1913, page 8; he transferred to Florida, The Observer 10/13/1913, page 8

Witt, E. C. Rev. will be ordained and seated as Pastor of Union and Hebron Lutheran Churches in Lexington, The Observer 5/9/1911, page 8

Witt, Edward C. Rev. of Leesville was the father of a new boy born 3/18/1912. The Observer 3/19/1912, page 1; he accepted the call to pastor at Mayer Memorial and Summer Memorial Churches; his wife was Miss Talu Salter of Newberry, etc. The Observer 10/8/1912, page 8

Witt, Henry of Charleston drowned 11/19/1912 while fishing when he fell out of his boat, The Observer 9/24/1912, page 4

Witt, Murrel a 2nd grade student at West End School was on the honor roll for the month ending 1/24/1913, The Observer 2/4/1913, page 8

Witt, Murrel of the 2nd grade West End School was on the honor roll for the month ending 10/14/1912, The Observer 10/18/1912, page 8; was on the honor roll for the period ending 11/15/1912, The Observer 11/22/1912, page 5; was on the honor roll for the month ending 12/13/1912, The Observer 12/24/1912, page 4

Witte, C. O. lost his home on Sullivan Island to fire on 1/1/1912. The Observer 1/5/1912, page 8

Wix, Daisy a 3rd grade student at Boundary Street School was on the honor roll for the month ending 1/24/1913, The Observer 2/4/1913, page 8; for the month ending 2/21/1913, The Observer 2/28/1913, page 4; she was a 3rd grade honor student for the month ending 3/31/1913, at Boundary Street School, The Observer 4/11/1913, page 8; she was on the honor roll for the 8th month of the school year, The Observer 5/9/1913, page 3

Wix, Daisy of the 3rd grade Boundary Street School was on the honor roll for the month ending 10/14/1912, The Observer 10/18/1912, page 8; she was on the honor roll for the period ending 11/15/1912, The Observer 11/22/1912, page 5; she was on the honor roll for the month ending 12/13/1912, The Observer 12/24/1912, page 4

Wix, J. J. was paid $8 for com tax by Newberry County Supervisor for the periods ending 3/31 and 6/30, The Observer 7/29/1913, page 3

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