Keysville News Items from Local Newspapers

Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, September 21, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

KEYSVILLE
The entire community was grieved at the sudden death of their beloved physician, Dr. J. Reginald Bailey. We extend to his family our deepest sympathy.
A series of meetings began at Ash Camp Baptist Church Sunday evening with the Rev. J.P. Gulley, of the Del Ray Baptist Church, of Alexandria in charge, and will continue each evening through Friday of this week at 8 o'clock.
Mr. William Shelton, who has been on his furlough with his mother, Mrs. Eva Shelton here, has returned to his camp in Georgia.
Miss Evelyn Wood, of Richmond, spent the week end here with her mother, Mrs. W.B. Wood.
Miss Martha Brookes left last Tuesday to spend several weeks with her uncle Mr. Henry Ingram, in Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Wiley and son, Clarence visited relatives in Amelia and Burkeville the past week end.
Mrs. J.S. Rogers of Oxford, N.C., who has been visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Fitzgerald, left Friday to visit her sister, Mrs. E.W. Thomas, in Richmond.  She was accompanied to Richmond by Mrs. Elizabeth Priddy, who returned Saturday.
Mrs. D.S. Gaulding had as visitors during the past week end her daughters, Mrs. Ella Curtis, of Richmond, and Mrs. Pennington and son Buddy, of Chase City.
Miss Edythe Garland left Sunday for Harrisonburg, where she will resume her school duties.
Mrs. W.A. May of Richmond, is visiting her sisters, Mrs. Mrs. F.I. and Mrs. H.H. Hanmer.
Miss Ida Mae Burus, of Farmville, was a week end visitor of her mother, Mrs. Hunter Burus.
Misses Susie and Patricia Taylor left last week for Martinsville to visit their grandmother, Mrs. DeShazo.
Miss Miriam Dickens has returned to her home here after a lengthy visit to her aunt in Baltimore.  L.B. Dickens, Jr., of Richmond, was a visitor to his father, Mr. L.B. Dickens, over the week end.
Miss Patty Tipton, who has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. G.S. Hall, in Amelia returned home Sunday.
Miss Elvira Robey has accepted a position at Camp Pickett and began her duties last week.
Lieutenant James Grey Neal arrived Saturday night to visit his wife and son and parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Neal.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, October 4, 1955.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

KEYSVILLE OFFICIALS THANK CITIZENS
We wish to thank the citizens of Keysville for their help and cooperation during the recent 10-day confinement period for dogs, instituted to rid the town of untagged and stray dogs.  The cooperation of everyone was appreciated.
Mayor Hugh B. Powell
Town Sgt. Crews
Game Warden Tharpe


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, November 23, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Keysville Notes
Miss Daisy Garland has returned from a visit to Chase City
Mrs. E.H. Jeffress spent a few days at Mossingford last week.
Mr. H.A. Murray was at home on a short visit to his family last week.
Miss Lizzie Hodges has just returned from a delightful visit to friends in Richmond.
Dr. A.S. Priddy spend last week with friends in Smythe county.
Judge A.L. Van Ness has returned to his home in New York City.
A party of hunters from New York have been at the Keysville Hotel for the past ten days.
Mrs. Bradley of N.C., is visiting her sister Mrs. R.E. Winfree.
Mr. R.T. Moncure spent Saturday in Richmond.
Mrs. Atwell was in Richmond several days last week.
Mr. Hancock, the tobacconist of Richmond spent several days with Mr. ? T. Priddy, at his home "Beechenbrook."
Mrs. C.A. Hunt has returned from a pleasant visit to friends in Richmond.
Mr. Hereford, of Union, W.Va., is on a visit to Mr. C.A. Hunt.
Mrs. Mollie Hudgins is staying with Mrs. W.T. Snoddy.
Cards were received here to the marriage of Mr. Geo. N. Wilson to Miss Mattie Bradley, at San Antonia, Texas, on Nov. the 15th.
Miss Bessie Eubank is visiting her sister Mrs. Gregory, in Dinwiddie Co.
Mrs. Smith, of Churchland, Va., was here on Friday, at the funeral services of her sister, Mrs. Green.
Rev. Mr. Franklin, of the Methodist church, is in Petersburg, attending the Conference.
Master Heber J. Morton, of the Hoge Academy, at Blackstone, spent Sunday at his home here.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, June 6, 1946.
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Keysville Election June 11th
More interest is being shown in the coming election for town officials, than has been shown in Keysville for a number of years.  For councilmen, nine men have announced their candidacy, and seven of this number will be elected.
A significant fact is that quite a few younger men are candidates for the council, and among them several ex-service men.  The same progressive spirit that has been evidenced in Keysville in the past years is still there.  For a job of this type, we not only need elderly men, but some of all ages.  From a group of this kind we can be assured of fair, impartial, and broadminded judgment.
It is the duty of every citizen of Keysville to be on hand on June 11, and exercise their privilege of voting, and thus assuring for your town the best leadership possible.
Following is the list of candidates:
For Mayor:
Hugh B. Powell, L.J. Yeaman
For councilman: F.H. Hanmer, P.F. Garland, T.D. Neal, Matthew Lyle, Jr., B.H. Baldwin, J.H. Graves, H.P. Tuggle, H.H. Hammer, Jr., James Grey Neal.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 4, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Keysville Route 2

Rev. Taylor Morton from LaFayette, Georgia is spending the Yuletide and New Year's week at his home in Charlotte County.
The Woman's Society of Christian Service held there closing meeting for 1944 in the home of Mrs. Lee W. Morton.  The contributions and records for the year are encouraging.  We are proud to have the aid of our pastor's wife, Mrs. George H. Boyd in this missionary work at Mt. Harmony church.
Mt. Harmony gave the usual Christmas tree for the Sunday School on December 22.  Bags of candy, fruits, cakes and nuts were given to 84 scholars.  The children gave a pleasing program in songs and declarations.  Rev. George H. Boyd delivered an address.  R. Page, Morton, Supt., presided.  Orphan fund over paid.  Our pastor received "heavy pounding".  Lovely gifts were given to Sunday School members.  Alton Eggleston and Lewis Nelson received special gifts for regular attendance.
Mr. and Mrs. James Rodgers and children, Mrs. Ernest Varnier from Richmond are visiting Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Eggleston.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Garnet and children, from Norfolk, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Gender and son from Richmond are guests of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wilmouth.
Miss Janie McGehee from Fashersville is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Flournoy McGehee.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schmidt and daughter and Miss Irene Morton from Farmville are at Mr. Nathan Morton is improving.
Many friends on Keysville, Route two.  We welcome their return.
Mr. and Mrs. Read Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Dixon, Miss Gladys and Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Nelson were luncheon guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Phillips near Farmville on December 27, 1944.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nesbitt, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Eggleston and children from Richmond are at Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Egglestons.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 18, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Keysville Route 2
Rev. Geo. H. Boyd delivered his first sermon of the year at Mt. Harmony Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m., on Sunday 14th, Subject, Matthew 28 chapter and eleventh verse.
Cpl. Boyd E. Breeding of Kentucky and Miss Doria B. Eggleston of Richmond, were married at Charlotte Court House, January 6th, 1945.  Miss Eggleston is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Eggleston.
Pvt. Sam Daniel and Mrs. Daniel from Dayton, Ohio are in this section on furlough, they are visiting parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dixon, Mrs. Pearl Daniel from Nottoway is also guest of Mr. and Mrs. Dixon.
Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Eggleston and small daughter from Richmond spent the week end with his parents Mrs. and Mrs. D.J. Eggleston.
Simeon T. Walton chapter, U.D.C., of Keysville will meet at the home of Mrs. Marion B. Gaulding on January 19th. 3:30 p.m.   The program will be honoring our noble Confederate Generals, Lee and Jackson.  This chapter will have the honor of installing a new member, Mrs. Irene Priddy Carter from N.C. We have another application for membership.
Rev. Taylor Morton, returned to his work in LaFayette, Georgia on January 5th after spending the holiday at his home in Charlotte County.
Miss Janie M. McGhee has returned to her school work at Fisherville after spending Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Flournoy McGhee.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 25, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

KEYSVILLE
Mrs. R.W. Thomas returned to her home in Richmond Monday after several days visit to Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Fitzgerald.
Miss Mary Katherine Britton of Lynchburg, arrived Sunday evening to visit her brother-in-law and sister Rev. and Mrs. Albert Wood.
Mrs. D.S. Gaulding spent the past week end with her sisters, Miss Bessie Berkley and Mrs. Ed Carwile of Phenix.
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Wilson of Baltimore, Md., were guests last week in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Wilson.
Miss Louise DuVal has been a recent visitor to Mr. and Mrs. Earl DuVal in Norfolk.
Mrs. J.R. Bailey was called to her parents home Sunday in Littleton on account of the illness of her father.
Mr. and Mrs. G.S. Hall and Stanley Hall of Amelia, were guests of Dr. and Mrs. J.A. Tipton on Sunday.
Mrs. Sophia Perdue was a business visitor in Richmond last week.
Mrs. James Grey Neal has returned from a visit to her husband in Sioux City, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Thompson were dinner guests Saturday evening of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Noell of Brookneal.
Miss Mary Louise Sydnor spent the past week wend with her parents in Richmond.
Mrs. J.S. Brooks, Mrs. Chas. Ferrell, Mrs. J.D. Crawford, Mrs. C.W. Wiley and Claence (Clarence ?) Wily were visitors in Farmville last Friday.
Mr. J.T. Thompson of Chatham spent the past week end in his home here.  Mrs. Thompson accompanied him back and will visit in Chatham the remainder of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Crutchfield of Winston Salem, N.C. were guests of Mrs. Elizabeth Priddy last week.  Mrs. Priddy accompanied them home and will return the latter part of this week.
Miss Ida Mae Burns of Farmville spent the past week end here with her mother Mrs. H.B. Burns.
Mrs. R.E. Pettus is visiting in Richmond as a guest of Mrs. C.W. Hester and Mrs. Ralph Willis.
Mrs. L.V. Pettus visited her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Smith Brandon in Milton, N.C., recently.
Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Hanmer were visitors in Richmond over the past week end.
Richard Lawson and Chas. Hawthorne of Keysville have purchased the general store and filling station of G.A. Harris at Keysville.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 25, 1945
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Keysville Route 2
There was a large attendance at Simeon T. Walton Chapter meeting at Mrs. Marion B. Gaulding on January 19th celebrating General Robert E. Lee's birthday.  After the usual opening the seventh grade pupils of Keysville school solicited by Mrs. John A. Tipton and directed by their 7th grade teacher, Miss Margaret Brightwell, rendered sweet music singing Confederate songs.  The historian, Mrs. Watkins, Miss Berkley and Miss Arvin paid tribute to General Lee in poetry and proze (prose).  Two new members were received. Ms. Ghesman and  Mrs. Irene Carter.  Three honorary members were voted on and accepted: viz. Mrs. S.A. Harding, Mr. J.E. Harris, Mr. E.C. Moon.  
Plates of delicious dainties were served by the hostess assisted by her sister Miss Bessie Berkley.
Mrs. Walter Garrett of Norfolk, Mrs. A.B. Fender of Richmond are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wilmouth.
Mrs. Clarence Smidt and daughter and Miss Irene Morton of Farmville were weekend guests of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Morton.
Miss Janie McGehee was at home for 19th, she has returned to Fishersville where she is teaching.
Mr. W.G. Dixon of Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Newcomb, of Greenfield visited their parents Mrs. and Mrs. Walter Dixon this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Jonah Coates and family visited her sisters, Mrs. Leslie Smith and Mrs. Aubry Echols near Chase City, Sunday.
The Woman's Society of Christian Service meets at Mt. Harmony Sunday.  Much interested (interest) was shown in this work.  Mrs. C.S. Nelson presided in the absence of the president.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, November  30, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

KEYSVILLE
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ward spent the past week end in Washington, D.C.
Miss Mayola Ellington of  Mary Washington College was a visitor to her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Ellington over the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. N.B. Lewis visited relatives in Danville Thursday.
Mrs. Hunter R. Pettus and Mrs. Hugh C. Priddy of  Richmond will arrive Wednesday p.m. to spend the Thanksgiving holidays with Mrs. J.C. Priddy, Mrs. F.T. Milton of  Drakes Branch, also visited Mrs. Priddy, Thursday and Friday.
Miss Mildred Beasley of Chula, is visiting her sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Wily.
Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Rockwell will spend Thanksgiving in Richmond with their son and daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. William Rockwell.
Mr. Carl Arvin and Miss Louise Rue of  the Eastern Shore spent the past week end with Mr. Arvin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Arvin. They left Sunday for Florida where Mr. Arvin will be located for the winter months.
Mr. Monroe Osborne of  Kinston, N.C. was a business visitor in town one day last week.
Mr. Marvin Kent of  Waynesboro, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Brooks over the week end.
Miss Linda Clark entertained a group of friends at Boston Rook Saturday night.  Her guests included Mrs. H.D. Peters, Mrs. J.C. Priddy and Mrs. E.E. Garber.
Mrs. Geo. O. Pettus is visiting her daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. T. McCall Frazier of Ashland.
Miss Alice Phillips of  Newport News, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tinker Phillips.
Miss Ruth Ferguson visited her parents in Danville over the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Peters, Mrs. H.A. Tuggle and Miss Mary Elizabeth Tuggle were visitors in Farmville on Monday.
Mrs. J.S. Brooks and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Brooks spent Monday in Lynchburg.
Mr. R.W. Bobbitt and Mr. J. Robert Armstrong are in Richmond this week attending the State Educational Meeting.
Mrs. J.T. Thompson left Monday fir (for) Chatham, where she will spend the week with her husband.
Mrs. J.R. Bailey visited her parents at Homeville over the week end.
Miss Virginia Henry of Richmond Secretary of the Youth Division of the Virginia Conference spent Thursday night in the home of  Mrs. L.R. Hawkins and met with the young people of  the "Will Chappell's Sub-district"  which was held in the Community House.
Mrs. E.W. Thomas of  Richmond will arrive Wednesday to visit Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Fitzgerald.
Mrs. D.S. Gaulding left Monday to visit her daughter Mrs. Ella G. Curtis of  Richmond.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, November 16, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

KEYSVILLE
The Ruritan Club of Charlotte County held its regular monthly meeting Monday night at the Club House.  This was the annual Ladies Night and the Womans Club of Keysville served the supper.  Mr. Verser of Amelia, was the guest speaker for the evening.
Mrs. J.H. Ingram left last Thursday to visit her sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Thompson in Emporia.
Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Hall of Amelia were in Keysville Monday night to attend the Ruritan meeting.  They were accompanied home by Mrs. H.D. Peters.
Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Hanmer and Miss Mary Hanmer went to Danville Monday afternoon to meet Seaman 2-c David Hanmer of the Radio School in Auburn, Ala., who will spend his furlough with parents here.
Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Daniel of Charlotte C.H. were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Daniel.
Mrs. Eva Shelton visited her sisters in Richmond the past week end and attended the burial of her brother-in-law Mr. Shelton.
Mrs. C.W. Wily and son, Clarence, spent several days last week in Chula, visiting Mrs. Wily's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Beasley.
Dr. and Mrs. John A. Tipton and John Albert Tipton were dinner guests Sunday evening of Mr. and Mrs. J. Kent Early of Charlotte Court House.
Mrs. David Merritt and daughter of Jetersville arrived Monday for a visit to Mrs. Merritt's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Beaver on Church Street.
Rev. Ernest Atkinson has returned from a visit to relatives in Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Brooks were in Richmond for the week end visiting Mrs. Brook's mother, Mrs. T.J. Colgate.
Mrs. N.B. Lewis spent a few days in Danville last week with her mother.
Messrs. I.D. Copley and Bear of Delhi, Canada were dinner guests Thursday night of Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Ponton and Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Ward.   Messrs Copley and Bear were in the state to attend the burial of Mr. Edd Taylor who was killed in an automobile accident last Wednesday night.
Miss Jean Cutts was a week end visitor to relatives in Richmond.
Mrs. D.S. Gaulding was in Farmville, Saturday to visit her brother-in-law Mr. Edd Carwile of Phenix, who is ill in the Southside Hospital.
Mrs. J.B. Bailey left the first of the week to visit Dr. and Mrs. Herman Bailey in Sandston.
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Powell are visiting relatives in Danville this week. 
Mrs. R.E. Pettus has returned from Richmond where she has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Willis and Mrs. C.W. Hunter.
Mrs. S.A. Davis and Miss Virginia Walker entertained at a miscellaneous shower Friday night honoring Mrs. Salmon, of Phenix in the home of Mrs. Davis.  Mrs. Salmon will be remembered here as Miss Sue Pearce who was a popular member of the school faculty here and also in Ontario.
Mr. J.F. Thompson of Chatham spent the past week end here with Mrs. Thompson.
Miss Lucille Hailey and her friend Miss Patsy Weddle of  Emporia were weekend visitors in the home of Miss Hailey's mother, Mrs. R.T. Hailey of Ontario.
Miss Evelyn Wood of  Richmond visited her mother Mrs. W.B. Wood over the week end.
Mrs. Louis V. Pettus, Mrs. W.R. Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Crawford were in Richmond, Saturday.
Miss Ida Mae Burns of  Farmville spent the past week end with her mother, Mrs. E.H. Burns.
Miss Lelia Hanmer Neale entertained a group of friends at a dinner party Friday evening.
Mrs. Spencer Baldwin and daughter Barbara Anne of  Richmond are visiting Mrs. Baldwin's parents Mr. and Mrs. Tinker Phillips near town.
Mr. Ben Marshall of  Madisonville, spent the past week end here with Mrs. Marshall and daughter, Jo Anne.
Ensign Billy Berry Lyle of  Plattsburg, N.Y., Pvt. Seaman John Lyle of Cherry Point, N.C. and Miss Blair Lyle of Washington, D.C. are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Lyle.
Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Younger near town have issued invitations to their silver wedding anniversary Sunday afternoon from 3 to 10 o'clock.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA., Thursday, April 12, 1894
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Keysville Briefs
Mrs. W. Thorburn Clark and baby have returned from a visit to Mrs. Clark's mother at Green Bay.
Miss Pattie Morgan has returned from a visit to her old home, near Mossingford.
Our people are looking forward with much pleasure to listening to Polk Miller tomorrow night.
Miss Lily Bailey is in Richmond attending the Moody meetings.
W. Horace Jeffress, of Nottoway County, has returned to his after spending a few days with his brother E.H. Jeffress, at this place.
Mrs. Bettie Lewis has returned to her home at Smithville, after a visit to friends in this town.
Mrs. J.A. Bailey is visiting her mother, in Richmond.
Bishop Randolph will preach in Ascension Episcopal Church, at this place, on next Sunday morning, at this place, on next Sunday morning, at 11 o'clock.  At that time he will also confirm several persons.
Mrs. Willie May, formerly of this place, died at her home in Michigan, last week.
J. Betz, of the firm of Betz & Co., spent several days last week in Newport News, on business.
Dr. J. Harvey Wool, of Farmville, is visiting his parents near this place.
W.T. Snoddy has sold out his interest in the livery business to P.H. Osborne.  The firm will be run in the future as Almond & Osborne.
Mrs. H.F. Lewis, of Bristol, Tenn., is here on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Jeffress.
W.H. Rutledge is having the addition to his bar-room painted, which adds very much to the looks of the building.
If you don't believe that the Cash system tells you have only to price goods at the Jeffress Cash Store, and you will be convinced. Their prices are so much lower than elsewhere that you are compelled to admit that the Cash system is the best for the customer as well as the dealer.  Their spring stock is unsurpassed.  Get their prices before buying.  You can buy a genuine F.F. No. 5 Fredericksburg plow there for $1.65.
Paul E. Fore has opened a general store here, and his son is in charge of it.
Our town is ever on the upward move.  New houses are being built in all parts of the city.  No other town in the State has had as much building done during the past year as we have, in proportion to population.  R.D. Garland's new residence is well under way and will soon be completed.  Robertson & McNamara have the contract and they are hustlers.
Maj. J.W. Morton and wife have returned from a visit to the family of J.R. Morton, April ?, 1894.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, October 5, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

KEYSVILLE
ROUTE TWO
The members of Simeon T. Walton Chapter, Keysville, assembled on September 29 to conclude the work of this organization from September 1943 to September 1944.  There was a full attendance.  The opening was with the pledge to the United States Flag, and salute to the Confederate Flag, followed by the Confederate ritual.  Reports from officers were encouraging.  U.D.C. and state taxes were paid in full, last March contributions sent for education, president's expense fund, Confederate museum, Lee Mauseleum, Janet Randolph Relief and local relief.  Mrs. Colgate Darden, Virginia's first lady received an ovation for her splendid contribution to the needy Confederate women in the Home for Needy Confederate Women in Richmond.  Two needy Confederate women were made comfortable by previous contributions through this chapter.  This year we have three others on the list, two passed away some months since.  Election of officers for the year were in order.  The vice president occupied the chair.  The group of officers were re-elected by acclimation: Mrs. Stuart Ashby Davis, chairman of the Keysville Cemetery Association  was elected treasurer of the funds furnished for the care and upkeep of the Confederate mounds.
Richard S. Smith, a gunner serving in the Merchant Marines in the South Pacific, is at home on a furlough, visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Smith, and friends after an absence of 17 months.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Garnett and children from Norfolk were guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wilmouth the past week end.
Mrs. Cecil Lang left for New Jersey, after spending several months with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Flournoy McGehee.
Mr. Miller Morton is recovering from an accidental wound in his leg with an axe while cutting wood.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, October 5, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

KEYSVILLE
Mrs. J.S. Rogers of Oxford, N.C., who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. E.W. Thomas, in Richmond, arrived this week for a visit to Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Fitzgerald.
Mrs. George Ponton is in Southside Hospital, Farmville, recuperating from a minor operation.
Mrs. Evelyn Wood of Richmond, spent the past week end with her mother, Mrs. W.B. Wood.
Henry Wilson, formerly of Keysville, now of Richmond, was a business visitor here the past week.
Mrs. Frank Walton and granddaughter, Dorothy Vaden, visited Mr. Frank Walton and Miss Ruth Walton recently.
Mrs. Maude Fowlkes, who makes her home at the Keysville Hotel, was taken to the Medical College Hospital in Richmond Friday for treatment.
Mrs. Bennett Baldwin of Pennsylvania, who has been the guest of her sister-in-law, Mrs. W.M. Hailey, left this week to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wood, in Amelia.
Mrs. Russell Clarke left last week to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Parker, in Salisbury, Md.
Mrs. H.D. Peters returned Tuesday, after a visit to her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. G.S. Hall, of Amelia.
Mrs. Sam Brookes visited her mother, Mrs. T.J. Colgate in Richmond Saturday and Sunday.  She was accompanied by Miss Evelyn Hamilton of Drakes Branch, who visited friends.


 

Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Charlotte Court House, VA., Thursday, May 15, 1873

Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

 

For the Charlotte Gazette
Keysville, May 12th, 1873

EDITOR OF GAZETTE - On Wednesday morning of last week, the good people of this place were much pleased to receive their first number of the Gazette.  For the first time in the history of Charlotte County, a newspaper is printed within her limits, and one, too, which seems to be fully alive to the best interests of our country.  The proprietors should receive the thanks and hearty support of every citizen in the county, for undertaking so laudable an enterprise.  I believe they will be fully sustained in their noble work.  It has become a fixed fact that no section of countr, (country) or any community can fully prosper without a local paper in its midst: Now if the people of Charlotte will wake up, and be alive to their best interests, they will cheerfully give their united influence to the Charlotte Gazette.
The business men of Keysville will, no doubt, avail themselves of the advantages which arise from advertising to their own county paper.  Our merchants, ---Messrs. John D. Priddy & Co., John Harding & Sons, G.R. Glinn, P.E. Fore, and uncle Roland, are practical men and do business on the square.  Messrs. Faulkner and Major, proprietors of the Tobacco warehouse, one practical, wide awake men, with an eye to business; they are driving a brisk trade.
Tobacco sales, Thursday of each week.  Lively times, then.  The popular auctioneer--friend Adams--makes the buyers "Bob" around, as he knocks down to the highest bidder pile after pile of the precious weed.
Col. Paris, one of the most successful business men of the county, has purchased of our jolly friend, the Doctor, a lot of land containing two acres; consideration $150.  The Col., in company with J. Bowman Esq., proposed to erect a large and commodious building as a Tobacco warehouse and whole sale Grocery store.  A host of friends wish them success.  Long may they wave.
A larger amount of business is being done at the Depot than usual.  From ten to twenty wagons are loaded and unloaded there nearly every day.  Jacob, the prince of Depot agents is full of business; but there are none--no not one--that can turn off more work in a given time than Jake.
Our farmers are investing largely in guano, lime and plaster.  Preparations are being made for large crops of Tobacco this season.  Our (long) esteemed friend Wash. is agent for the best fertilizers known in this country.  Farmers, who haven't their supply, would do well to give him a call soon.  More anon.  Yours, muchly,
ALL AROUND.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, January 19, 1895
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Keysville Briefs
A happy and joyous New Year.
James C. Hunt, of Witchita Falls, Texas, is here visiting his brother, C.A. Hunt.
A.J. Millikin was in town several days last week on important business.
Miss Estelle Smith who has been visiting Miss Mamie Gregory, has returned to her home in Bristol, Tenn.
Mayor C.A. Osborne and bride, nee Miss Caroline Morton, returned from Florida last Friday, where they have been on their bridal tour.
Miss Emma Hunt, of Roanoke, is a guest of Mrs. C.A. Hunt.
F.H. Gregory left last week for an extended southern business tour.
Mr. Carson, of New Jersey, has brought (bought) the Cedar Hill farm and has moved his family and several car-loads of farming implements there, and intends to make it his future home.
Invitations have been issued by Mrs. M.E. Osborne to a reception to be given on Tuesday evening, Jan. 8th, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. A. Osborne.
Sergt. Lawrence Priddy has returned to the V.A.M.C. at Blacksburg after spending the holidays with his parents here.
Mrs. W.P. Averett has returned to her home in Danville after the holidays with relatives here.
Cadet J. Thompson Morton has returned to the V.M.I. at Lexington after a two weeks' visit to his parents here.
Miss Evelyn Osborne arrived yesterday from Blackstone to be present at the reception to be given by her mother Tuesday evening.
"Chief," the venerable white goat that has been one of the landmarks of our town for the past eight years, and who used to do the "Royal Bumper Act" in a Peck's bad boy troupe, but who ever since his arrival in our town has spent his life in pulling the light parcel delivery wagon of The Jeffress Cash Store, breathed his last on Dec. 27th, 1894.  He was beloved by all our citizens and many were the mourners at his funeral.  The following boys acted as pall-bearers: Luther Jeffress, Geo. West, Sam Eubank, Leou Paris, Heber Morton and Willie Kendrick.
Floyd J. Gregory has accepted a position as salesman with the new firm of Gee & Gregory.
Miss Helen Wilson, of Danville, spent Xmas with her grandparents at this place.
C.R. Watkins has taken charge of the old Wood's Hotel and will in future conduct a hotel business there as the Watkins House.
Misses Lelia Price and Lilla Winn, of Richmond, were the guests of Mrs. Geo. E. Passmore last week.
There was a "Marron Party" given by Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Hunt at their home on King street Friday evening, at which quite a number of invited guests were present, all of whom had a most delightful time.
Mr. Kemp, of Washington, D.C., was here last week on business connected with our city real estate.
Miss Catherine Scott returned on Saturday from Ashland, Va., where she has been spending the holidays with relatives.
A small colored boy was arrested here Saturday afternoon for forging an order on Messrs. C.A. Hunt & Co., but owing to his tender years it was deemed best not to prosecute him and with his father's consent the Sergeant gave him nine and thirty.
Mrs. Bettie Clark returned last week from a visit to relatives in Roanoke, Va.
Some of our young men attended a big dance in Lunenburg, Co. last week and now they are inquiring the prices on non-breakable bats.
The passenger train on the R. & M.R.R. ran into some box cars on the aiding at Jeffress Junction yesterday, as the result of a misplaced switch.  One colored man was badly hurt and the pilot of the locomotive badly damaged.
Jan. 7, 1895.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, August 29, 1901
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Keysville Kinks
Mrs. R.B. Gilliam
 and Miss Winstead left on Saturday for their home in Raleigh.
S. Baldwin
 and Louisa Baldwin, of Aspenwall, spent last week with Mrs. Hunt.Misses Hunt has returned to Abingdon.
The young people expected to have a watermelon fete at the Hotel Saturday night but had to postpone it on account of rain.

Miss Grace Phillips
, of Richmond, is visiting Mrs. C.A. Hunt.
Mrs. E.S. Fitzgerald
 has returned to Richmond for a ten days' stay.
Mrs. S.H. Tuggle
, of Houston, Texas, is guest of Mrs. H.W. Priddy.
Mrs. Dillon
 is entertaining a party of friends from Richmond.
Mrs. R.H. Jeffress
 has returned from So. Boston.  Douglas, youngest child of Mr. H.J. Watkins, of So. Boston, was accidentally fatally shot on Thursday last.  He was only 11 years old.  With some other young friends he was going hunting, a little colored boy walking ahead, carrying the gun, when it was accidentally discharged.
Mr. R.J. Gauling
, is at Mr. Priddy's.
Mrs. M.E. Osborne
 has been quite ill.
H.R. Clark
 has accepted a position with a N.Y. Chemical Co. and has left for duty.  The Keysville Pharmacy now has Mr. Beasley, of Durham, N.C., as manager.
Mrs. J.T. Fowlkes
 is at the Retreat for the Sick, at Richmond.
Rev. A.B. Sharpe
, of Suffolk, will begin a series of services at the M.E. church at this place on Monday.
Dr. A.S. Priddy
, now of State Hospital, at Marion, is on a brief visit to his parents.
Misses Otey
 and Helen Wood are staying with Mrs. Wallace at Chase City.
The public school here has been given to Wm. Lyle and Miss Evelyn Osborne for the coming session.

There will be an excursion from here to Richmond and West Point on the 28th.

Aug. 26, 1901