Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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November 26, 2012

Alan Anderson: November 27, 2012

AMERICUS — Historic Tidbits  Jan. - June 1951

 

Jan. 4,1951: “Mrs. O.S. Bass Sr., has moved from 133 South Lee street to 216 South Jackson street.”

Jan. 5,1951: “R.D. McNeills Named Master Farm Family - One Of Six In Entire State - … with photograph of “John Ansley McNeill, Assistant County Agent R.F. Garner, R.D. McNeill Jr., and R.D. McNeill III (left to right) discuss grain planting on the McNeill farm in Sumter county … ”;  “Leslie News – Mr. H.L. Speer who has been ill for several days is reported some better.”

Jan. 9,1951: “TRYS OUT NEW DIAL SYSTEM - Mayor W.W. Webb of Leslie is shown above making the first telephone call with the use of the new dial system recently installed by the Leslie-DeSoto Telephone Company. Looking on is Tommy Davis, manager of the company.”

Jan. 16,1951: “Leslie News – Mrs. C.J. Cheves has returned to her home in Gainesville after spending several days here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Speer who have been very ill but are able to be up now.”

Jan. 17,1951: “Mrs. Ellinor T. Pruitt and Miss Lubel Speer spent yesterday and today in Atlanta on business. Mrs. Pruitt will leave … for New York on a buying trip, while Miss Speer will return home.”

Jan. 18,1951: “CITY HOSPITAL – Mrs. L.E. Giddings is a surgical patient.; Miss Carrie Speer is a medical patient.”

Jan. 27,1951: “Mr. and Mrs. Quention James have moved from 133 South Lee street to 604 Barlow street.”

Feb. 5,1951: “Mrs. O.S. Bass is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J.L. Snider and Mr. Snider in Atlanta.”; “Mr. and Mrs. Quention James have moved from 132 South Lee … to Brannon avenue.”

Feb. 8,1951: “Buddy Lister and A,A, Autry were displaying downtown this morning a large red fox which they killed while hunting yesterday. Lister said they ran across the fox on the J. Cook place about six miles southwest of Americus … ”

Feb. 14,1951: “Leslie News – Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Cheves, of Gainesville, Ga., visited Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Speer during the week.; Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Speer are able to be out after an illness of several days.”

Feb. 15,1951: “HOSPITAL NOTES – Miss Carrie Speer is undergoing medical treatment.”

Feb. 23,1951: “Jimmy Giddings will spend Sunday here with relatives, coming to sing with the Milledgeville A Capella choir.”; “Mrs. O.S. Bass has returned from a three weeks visit with her daughter, Mrs. Jimmy L. Snider and family in Atlanta.”

Mar. 2,1951: “W.F. Livingston, who resides on the Albany road, will celebrate his 90th birthday, Sunday, March 4 … ”

Mar. 5,1951: obituary of Miss Elizabeth Carolyn Giddings, died Mar. 4th, aged 33, in Asheville, N.C., daughter of Dr. J.I. Giddings

Mar. 6,1951: photograph of state and local officials of new Americus Moose Lodge, including Dr. Harold Clayton Jr. Governor; Ely Horne, Governor; L.G. Hudson, Past Governor; C.C. Holliday … Ad Abbett, Inner Guard; E.L. Poole, Outer Guard; E.A. Drew Jr., Sargeant-at-Arms; L.D. Kay, 3 year Trustee; F. Paul Hodges, 2 year Trustee; Hubert C. Christian; Ed McGowan, 1 year Trustee.”

Mar. 10,1951: “Mrs. Theo Bass and son, Theo, Jr., of Savannah, are spending the weekend with Mrs. O.S. Bass Sr., and other relatives here.”

Mar. 15,1951: “CITY HOSPITAL – Miss Carrie Speer continues to undergo treatment.”

Mar. 17,1951: “Mr. and Mrs. George Cobb of Miami, returned home today after a visit with his mother, Mrs. Callie M. Cobb. Enroute home they will stop at Tallahassee, where their daughter, Joy, is a student at Florida State College. She will accompany them to Miami, where she will practice teach for several months before completing her work at college.”

Mar. 23,1951: “Mr. and Mrs. Walter Daniel and family, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, are expected to arrive today for a visit to her mother, Mrs. O.S. Bass, Sr., on Jackson street.”; “Joy Lister is ill with measles at her home on East Hill street.”

Mar. 29,1951: “CITY HOSPITAL – Miss Carrie Speer is a medical patient.”

Mar. 30,1951: “BIRTHS – Mr. and Mrs. Olin Rushin announce the birth of a 5 pound, 14 ounce son, Thursday, March 29, at city hospital, who has been named Robert Olin, Jr.”

Apr. 5,1951: photograph of “EXCAVATION COMPLETED FOR NEW HOSPITAL - Pictured above is the huge excavation job necessary for the new Americus and Sumter County Hospital which is being erected here at a cost of more than a million dollars. Workers are now busy building forms and pouring the foundation and wall for the huge structure which will be located on Crawford street.”

Apr. 6,1951: “William Frankling Livingston, 90, died suddenly of heart attack at his home … this morning. He was the son of the late Joseph Livingston and was a native of Jefferson County … Survivors include his wife, the former Vallie Peel, one niece, Miss Marian Parsons of Americus … ”;  Americus Junior Chamber of Commerce organized, James White, president, Dr. Harold Clayton, vice-president, Herschel Smith, secretary, Walker Bowen, treasurer, Frank Myers and Charles Smith, directors

Apr. 7,1951: Coleman Speer, et. al., pallbearers at Funeral of W.F. Livingston

Apr. 9,1951: “Mr. and Mrs. Emory Salter, of Bartow, John Livingston, Joe and Virginia Livingston, of Wadley attended the funeral of W.F. Livingston, Saturday.”

Apr. 10,1951: “Mrs. W.F. Livingston is a medical patient at Prather Clinic.”

Apr. 18,1951: “Mrs. O.S. Bass Sr., has moved from 216 South Jackson … to 609 Barlow … in the home with her daughter, Mrs. Queintion James and Mr. James.”

Apr. 19,1951: “CITY HOSPITAL – Miss Carrie Speer continues to undergo treatment.”

Apr. 25,1951: “Negro Hospital Is Another Jr. Welfare League Project - … The hospital originally was first deeded to the city and was then turned over to the Americus and Sumter County Hospital Association. In 1939 it was given to the Junior Welfare League and since that date they have been sponsoring it as one of their major yearly projects. In 1941 the League employed Mrs. Will Dudley as Business Manager and since then she has been in charge of the business and of the hospital. When Mrs. Dudley took charge the only other person who was on the payroll was a colored graduate nurse. Since that time the number has been increased … and consists of Mrs. Dudley, a Superintendent of nurses, an auditor … an orderly, a janitor and eleven colored nurses … Last year under the guidance of Mrs. John Robinson, the Colored Hospital chairman of the League, members helped to improve the looks of the patients rooms; they also secured help for several child patients … ”, with photograph of nurses on porch of Americus Colored Hospital, from west of view from Cotton and Wild, the latter now JR Campbell

Apr. 27,1951: “HOSPITAL NOTES – Miss Carrie Speer continues to undergo treatment.”

Apr. 30,1951: Tommy Gunn, et. al., guests at Susan Cobb’s second birthday party Apr. 28th

May 2,1951: “Leslie News – Mrs. George Gullett of Fayette, Ala., is here visiting her aunt, Mrs. H.L. Speer and Mr. H.L. Speer.; Mrs. C.J. Cheves returned to her home in Gainesville, Ga., after a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Speer.”

May 3,1951: “CITY HOSPITAL – Miss Carrie Speer continues to undergo treatment.”;  “BIRTHS – Sgt. And Mrs. Andy Anderson announce the birth of a 7 pound 3 ounce son, Wednesday, May 2, at the Fort Benning hospital, who has been named Edgar Alan. Mrs. Anderson is the former Miss Edna Purvis, of Americus.”;  “MR. AND MRS. SPEER CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS – Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Speer celebrated their respective birthdays on Sunday, April 29 with a family reunion … Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Speer and Mrs. Johnny Baum Gardner, of Ochlochnee, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Speer Jr. [sic] Pahohee, Fla., Miss Bettie Speer, Athens, Mr. J.S. Speer, Dahlonega, Ga., Mrs. C.J. Cheves, Gainesville, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Harris and children, of Pelham. Others present: Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Robinson, Mrs. Troy Warren and son, Douglas, of Ellaville, Mrs. Charles Hale and Miss Lubel Speer, Americus, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Mills, Albany … ”

May 4,1951: “FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN ATLANTA – Mrs. Everett Schneider, formerly of Americus, died suddenly at her home in Atlanta yesterday afternoon … Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James Davenport Jr., of Atlanta, and Mrs. Claude Johnson, of Mobile, and five grandchildren.”

May 5,1951: photograph of Susan Elizabeth, 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Cobb

May 6,1951: photograph OF “RECENTLY INSTALLED OFFICERS OF ORDER OF MOOSE” … Dr. Harold Clayton Jr. Governor; Ely Horne, Governor; L.G. Hudson, Past Governor; C.C. Holliday …back row: … Ad Abbett, Inner Guard; E.L. Poole, Outer Guard; E.A. Drew Jr., Sergeant-at-Arms; L.D. Kay, 3 year Trustee; E. Paul Hodges, 2 year Trustee; Hubert C. Christian; Ed McGowan, 1 year Trustee.”

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