of Americus, Ga. 1900 - 1934
Alan Anderson, Compiler
Feb. 21,1900 in city council meeting, the water committee "... recommended in the claim of Mrs. W.H. Speer for tools of her late husband, that a bill had already been made out and approved by council for all tools in possession of city and that she be paid said a- mount or return tools. Upon motion report received and adopted..." Mar. 7,1900 "...(Police) Commissioners Perry, Fricker, Daniel, Nicholson and Taylor had an array of names from which to make a selection...Chief W.W. Wheeler was first reelected, as was Lieut. T.M. Cobb..." Mar. 11,1900 "Mrs. J.H. Kleckley and Miss Lula Hay left yester- day for Nashville, Tenn., where Mrs. Kleckley will select her spring stock of millinery." Mar. 20,1900 "The formal announcement of Judge A.C. Speer for the office of ordinary...appears this morning. Judge Speer has discharged the important duties of this office for a number of years, and in asking the support of the democrats of Sumter he promises the same care and fidelity that has ever character- ized his official acts. The old veteran will be given a hearty support at the primary." June 15,1900 "Capt. T.M. Allen Defeats Judge Speer For Ordinary" (vote: Allen 496, Cobb 435, Speer 411) June 27,1900 John W.L. Daniel traded his house and lot on East Church, near Brown, to Mrs. T.M. Furlow, for 30- acre suburban farm out Forsyth street; "Mr. Daniel is not much as a raiser, having raised nothing as yet except a luxuriant moustache and hopes of the hereafter..." Aug. 21,1900 "Judge Speer was thrown into a delirium of ecstasy yesterday by an application for a marriage license. It certainly requires fortitude to make any such investment now."; "The Empire Shoe Store, of which Mr. J.W.L. Daniel is manager, will occupy the J.C. Nicholson store in the Thomas Block after September 1st. Mr. Daniel will have Callie Speer associated with him in business..." Sept 12,1900 "Judge Speer expects a rush of business in a matri- monial way, now that times are better, and has cleared his decks for action since the demand for licenses has increased."; "John W.L. Daniel is a jolly bachelor, but he loves children and wants a thousand to come to the Empire Shoe Store, Nichol- son's old stand, and buy shoes..." Aug. 29,1901 J.W.L. Daniel sold Empire Shoe Store to John Cato, but continued as salesman Nov. 10,1901 "At 12 o'clock, noon, today, at the Methodist Church in Brundridge, Ala., Mr. Thomas M. Cobb, of Americus, and Miss Maggie Bolger, of that city, will be united in marriage...Mr. Cobb went over yesterday afternoon accompanied by his sister, Mrs. John T. Ferguson, Miss Pansy Cobb and Mr. John W.L. Daniel." Aug. 26,1902 "Mr. John W.L. Daniel gave his many friends a genuine though glad surprise yesterday afternoon when a telegram was received from him at Abbeville, Ala., announcing his marriage to Miss Lula Espy, a pretty and popular young lady of that city. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel arrived here at 10 o'clock last night and are at home at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Jennie Speer, on Forsyth street." Aug. 31,1902 "Mr. and Mrs. John W.L. Daniel will occupy this week their own home at the extension of Forsyth street." Dec. 9,1902 "Judge A.C. Speer, who has been ill for three weeks was reported very much improved yesterday." Dec. 16,1902 "John W.L. Daniel has swapped bases from Cato's shoe store to Duncan's store on Forsyth street."; ADP - J.W.L. Daniel announces as candidate for police commissioner; Dave Speer elected M. of W., Geo. F. Cooper Lodge, #43, Knights of Pythias; "Mrs. John W.L. Daniel will leave today for a several weeks' visit to the home of her parents at Louisville, Ala." Dec. 18,1902 "Judge A.C. Speer is still quite ill at his home on Forsyth street. Judge Speer has been in very poor health for nearly eight months past."; J.W.L. Dani- el on Traverse Jury list; J.W.L. Daniel came in last with 109 votes in 8-way election for city po- lice commissioners Feb. 14,1903 "The petition of J.W.L. Daniel and others for an extension of water mains out Forsyth street, East Americus, was referred to Water committee..." May 13,1903 ADP - "Mrs. Jno. W.L. Daniel left yesterday for Louisville, Ala., where she will visit her par- ents." May 15,1903 ADP - "One Cow Too Many - Mr. Callie Speer, of The Press, who had a lot of cattle in the Montgomery pasture, went down to that place yesterday in the rain, and, after swimming and wading around to get his cows out, and when he reached the bank he had one too many - a black cow - which the owner can get by calling for it." Sept 3,1903 Daniel's Cash Store, 305 Lamar, next Buchanan Bros. Sept 15,1903 obit of John E. Sullivan Sept 17,1903 "Mrs. J.S. Espy, of Louisville, Ala., is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel." Jan. 31,1904 "Mr. and Mrs. John W.L. Daniel have returned home from a visit to relatives in Alabama." Feb. 12,1904 "J.W.L. Daniel went to Dawson yesterday on matters of business." Feb. 14,1904 "Police Officer Tom Cobb will not dine on chicken today. He accidentally fed his flock on salted dough yesterday, killing more than twenty fine ones." Feb. 19,1904 "Mrs. Bessie Kleckley purchased yesterday the E.L. Guerry home on Lee street, near the old Burke place, and may reside there at an early date." Mar. 4,1904 "Earl Curtright now pulls the ribbons over a fine shetland pony. His little turnout, which came yes- terday, is very much admired." July 17,1904 "Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel left yesterday for Fort Gaines, upon a visit of a week to relatives there." Dec. 7,1904 "The sale of the former Mayo residence, corner of Forsyth and Rees streets, was reported yesterday. Mr. J.W.L. Daniel was the purchaser, and will pro- bably make it his home. It is one of the most de- sirable dwellings in that portion of the city." Dec. 9,1904 J.W.L. Daniel, et. al., active pallbearers at fu- neral of Henry R. Johnson Dec. 21,1904 "Mrs. Alice Griffin Cobb, of Oglethorpe, is the guest of Mrs. Bessie Kleckley here this week." Apr. 14,1906 obit of Miss Susan F. Daniel, died Apr. 13th Apr. 20,1906 "...Prof. L.D. Lockhart has purchased the Kleckley residence out Lee street and next the residence of Mr. E.B. Everett, and in turn has sold to Mrs. Kleckley his desirable residence on Barlow street, where she will reside..." June 27,1906 "Mr. and Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel have gone to Abbeville Ala. upon a visit to relatives there." July 6,1906 "Mrs. Bessie Kleckley bought the dwelling on Prince street (formerly J.C. Nicholson's), for $1,050." Aug. 3,1906 "Mrs. Bessie Kleckley left yesterday for Atlanta where she will spend some time with friends." Aug. 12.1906 "The Epworth League meeting of St. Paul's church will be held on Monday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Speer, on Forsyth street." Aug. 14,1906 "The Epworth League met last night at the home of Miss Nannie Lou Speer. While not the regular meeting it was the first session in a month." Aug. 15,1906 "Large Number Gather at Speer Home for Good Time - One of the most pleasant sessions of the Epworth League held in sometime was the meeting Monday night at the Speer home on Forsyth street. After the work of the body was transacted an excellent program of musical and literary numbers was given which called forth much approval. Later on games were played after which the merry throng of about 40 people wended their way homeward. The out of town guests included Miss Mary Sullivan of Fitz- gerald and Pierce Few of Sandersville." Oct. 18,1907 "Miss Laurie Speer and Mr. John H. Rushin were uni- ted in marriage at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Jennie Speer, on Forsyth...On account of the recent ill- ness of Miss Speer the marriage was a very quiet one and solemnized by Rev. O.P. Gilbert...in the presence of the family, and near relatives only... Mr. Rushin comes from Montezuma, and for a year or two has been a valuable attache of the Americus Printing Co." Nov. 20,1907 meeting of Americus white voters urged by petition of hundreds including: W.C. Sullivan, C.F. Gid- dings, J.W.L. Daniel Jan. 16,1908 E.W. Curtright enrolled in preparatory class at Agricultural College Jan. 24,1908 "The little son of Mr. and Mrs. John Daniel, is critically ill, and his recovery quite doubtful." Jan. 26,1908 "Yesterday evening death claimed the baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. John Daniel, aged four months, the little life going out after several days of suffer- ing...The funeral services will be conducted...this afternoon by Rev. O.P. Gilbert, at the residence." June 7,1908 obit of Bessie Daniel Curtright Kleckley, died at 7 o'clock June 6th Nov. 22,1908 mass meeting called to nominate "Citizens Ticket" for municipal election: W.C. Sullivan, J.W.L. Daniel Dec. 3,1908 "I announce my candidacy for election to the board of police commissioners of Americus, subject to the democratic primary to be held December 3d, and will appreciate your support. Respectfully, W.C. SULLI- VAN." Dec. 4,1908 "For police commissioners, two to be elected, W.C. Sullivan 610, George Oliver, 608." Apr. 13,1909 "On Easter Sunday Miss Lillian McDaniel and James Carroll Speer were united in marriage by the Rev. R.L. Bivins, at the home of the groom's sister, Mrs. J.H. Rushin." Aug. 5,1909 "Miss Teresa Sullivan was called home yesterday from Jacksonville by the illness of her father, Mr. W.C. Sullivan."; Carnegie Library Ladies Auxiliary: Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel, Mrs. C.F. Giddings, Mrs. W.C. Sullivan Aug. 8,1909 "Miss McKenzie and Miss Rushin of Montezuma are guests of Mrs. J.H. Rushin here." Nov. 24,1909 "Mr. Williford...sold to Mr. J.W.L. Daniel here the Sherlock dwelling property out Lee street and opposite the residence of Judge J.A. Hixon, the price being $1,650." Feb. 10,1910 "Mr. J.W.L. Daniel has opened a large bottling es- tablishment in one of the warehouses on Hampton street, near the Central freight depot." Apr. 22,1910 obit of Geo. H. Seig, J.W.L. Daniel and Lawson Speer honorary pallbearers June 7,1910 J.H. Rushin elected president, Barney Guerry, secretary-treasurer, Walter P. Smith, recording secretary, Americus Typographical Union June 15,1910 "The pretty bungalow of Mr. W.C. Sullivan will be among the most attractive homes on Church street when completed very soon." Dec. 30,1910 "Miss Lora Rushin, of Montezuma, is the guest of Miss Nannie Speer, while a visitor here this week." Apr. 25,1911 J.W.L. Daniel, et. al., honorary pallbearers at funeral of Samuel E. Warlick May 3,1912 SGP - "Messrs. J.H. Rushin and J.C. Speer, formerly employees of the Southern Printers, have opened a job printing shop of their own, on the second floor of the Bell block on Lamar street." Dec. 20,1912 SGP - "Mr. John H. Rushin returned Monday from a business and pleasure trip to Montezuma and Spauld- ing." Jan. 5,1913 "Mrs. John W.L. Daniel and children returned yes- terday from a visit of some length in Abbeville, Ala., where they were the guests of relatives." May 11,1913 Americus Board of Trade members: J.W.L. Daniel May 16,1913 SGP - Grand Jury list: J.W.L. Daniel June 6,1913 SGP - "The little 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel is critically ill from dipther- ia. The two boys are just up from a severe attack of measles, all of which make trying days and nights in this home." Aug. 22,1913 "Safe Breaker At Work on Wednesday - A colored lad called "Butch" concealed himself in the building of the Americus Brokerage & Bottling company Wednesday morning, and while the proprietor, Mr. J.W.L. Daniel, was at dinner, the rascal took an iron bar and broke into the safe..." Sept 23,1913 "Mrs. J.L. Espy, of Abbeville, Ala., is the guest for several days of Mrs. John W.L. Daniel." Nov. 27,1913 Furlow School Honor Roll: Walter Daniel, 2B Grade; Frank Sullivan, Third A Grade; Espy Daniel, Fifth A Grade Dec. 14,1913 "Master John Daniel Rushin is a young visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Rushin, where he ar- rived yesterday as a permanent guest." Dec. 17,1913 Americus voters list: J.H. Rushin Dec. 23,1913 Furlow School Honor Roll: Walter Daniel, Second Grade B; Espy Daniel, Fifth Grade A Mar. 29,1914 obit of Mrs. W.W. Wheeler, nee Appolonia Ragan, J.W.L. Daniel, et. al., pallbearers Sept 27,1914 YMCA members list: Edwin Giddings, C.D. Giddings, W.C. Sullivan, Jr., J.H. Rushin, J.C. Speer, H.O. Speer, et. al. Mar. 24,1915 SGP - "MUCH SICKNESS - ...Mrs. J.H. Rushin has been very sick from pneumonia..."; "LaGrippe has several hundred victims in Americus...Mrs. Charles A. Schneider is quite ill with pneumonia. Mrs. Rushin on East Church...is improving slowly from an attack of this dread disease..." July 19,1915 "Prof. J.S. Espy, of Abbeville, Ala., arrived today upon a visit to his daughter, Mrs. John W.L. Daniel ..." Aug. 6,1915 EXPLOSION OF POWDER BURNED CHILDREN BADLY - SERI- OUS ACCIDENT TO LITTLE ONES TODAY - Explosion of gunpowder which they had extracted from shells found about the premises, came near proving fatal today to Gilbert and Carroll Purvis, little sons of Edgar Purvis, and Olin Rushin, the three-year-old son of John Rushin, residing on Church street. The little tots poured the powder extracted from a handful of shells upon the floor and then applied a lighted match to see if it would burn. It did, and the three young Americas are now minus eyebrows and front hair, while hands and faces are painfully burned as well. It was a narrow escape for all of them, the doctors declared." Sept 2,1915 Wm. Espy's letter to his sister, Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel Sept 15,1915 "Mr. and Mrs. John W.L. Daniel have returned to Americus from Abbeville, Ala., having made the tour pleasantly by automobile. They were guests of rela- tives there." Oct. 12,1915 Jno. W.L. Daniel, et. al., honorary escort at funer- al of Mrs. Florence Harvey Oct. 14,1915 SGP - "Mr. John H. Rushin was called to Doerun yes- terday by a business matter." Nov. 22,1915 J.W.L. Daniel on Traverse Jury list Dec. 23,1915 "Mr. John W.L. Daniel has acquired the valuable mill property on College street, with sidetracks from the Seaboard railway, and will remove his fruit and merchandise business there January first from his present headquarters near the Central depot. The property is well located, and Mr. Daniel is already making extensive improvements hereon." Jan. 19,1916 J.W.L. Daniel on City Court jury list Feb. 6,1916 "Miss Teance Espy, of Savannah, is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel." Feb. 9,1916 "Miss Teance Espy, who was a popular visitor at the home of Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel, has left for Cordele on a visit." Feb. 11,1916 "J.W.L. Daniel, the well known broker...has been very busy for the past two months having the build- ing he is now occupying put in necessary shape... Mr. Daniel's warehouse is situated on College street, right on the Seaboard Air Line railroad..." Mar. 3,1916 SGP - "Mr. J.W.L. Daniel has installed a new twenty horsepower engine in his plant at the Seaboard crossing on Furlow..., and will soon be getting his mill in condition to run. This, together with his produce and fruit business will make Mr. Daniel one busy man." July 12,1916 "One of the delightful quiet social events of the season was the dinner party given Tuesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. John W.L. Daniel, at their home on South Lee street. The guests consisted of Dr. and Mrs. J. Irving Giddings, Miss Camp Blackwell, of Columbia, Ala., Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Bolton and son ..." July 17,1916 "J.W.L. Daniel is putting in a concrete refriger- ator for the purpose of saving his bananas at his plant out on College street." Aug. 6,1916 "The grist mill and contents on east College street belonging to John W.L. Daniel were destroyed by fire Saturday night. The alarm was sounded at 8:30 o'clock and the fire had gained considerable headway before the fire apparatus reached the scene."; SGP - "Mill Belonging to Mr. J.W.L. Daniel on College Street Totally Destroyed by Stubborn Fire" Aug. 9,1916 J.W.L. Daniel on City Court jury list Sept 2,1916 SGP - "Mr. J.W.L. Daniel suffered the misfortune of losing one of his mules on Friday morning." Sept 12,1916 "J.W.L. Daniel, who had the misfortune to lose his milling plant on College street, several weeks ago, has not yet decided as to whether he will rebuild at the old place or not..." Oct. 11,1916 "Friends of J.H. Rushin will learn with regret that he is confined to his home on Church street by an attack of fever, though his condition is not consi- dered serious." Oct. 12,1916 "John W.L. Daniel is making arrangements to enter again into business. He is said to have leased the brick building between Cotton avenue and Hampton street owned by A.J. Hamil, and will put in a grist mill and bottling works there; also will handle bananas and fruits, etc., as formerly." Oct. 20,1916 "J.W.L. Daniel, who will open up between Cotton... and Hampton...a bottling works and grist mill, etc., will not be ready for business for a couple of weeks or more, as there is so much to do, preparatory to getting ready for business, moving and placing machinery, etc."; "The condition of Mrs. W.H. Speer, on Church..., is reported to be slightly improved today..." Oct. 27,1916 obit of Sarah Jane "Jennie" Daniel Speer Nov. 16,1916 "J.W.L. Daniel has nearly completed remodeling the building between Cotton avenue and Hampton..." Dec. 21,1916 Empty Stocking Fund contributors: Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Rushin, John D. Rushin, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Speer, Nannie Claire Speer, Henry Speer, Lillian Speer Jan. 7,1917 prospective jurors list in Walter Wade murder trial of Dr. C.K. Chapman: W.C. Sullivan, J.W.L. Daniel, et. al. (204 names); "E.D. McDaniel, who has for some time been connected with Rushin & Speer, and later a solicitor for the Southern Printers, has gone into the law office of H.O. Jones..." Feb. 23,1917 obit of Mrs. E.M. Lamp, died Feb. 22nd in Poulan, buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, sisters-in-law Mrs. J.W. Castleberry, Mrs. W.W. Guerry, nieces Mrs. C.T. Law, Mrs. Callie M. Cobb, pallbearers Albert Guerry, Emmett Bolton, J.W.L. Daniel, Callie Speer, J.F. Monohan and Boney Carey Mar. 1,1917 South Georgia Progress ceased publication, having begun as a weekly Nov. 3,1911, and as a daily Oct. 5,1915; list of 225 prospective jurors for Wade murder trial: J.H. Rushin, C.F. Giddings, et. al. Mar. 9,1917 T.E. Bolton, George Dudley, E.L. Murray, J.W.L. Daniel, Herbert Hawkins and Thomas Harrold pall- bearers at funeral of Mrs. E.M. Hall Mar. 15,1917 "John Rushin, of the firm of Rushin & Speer, is quite ill at his home on Elm avenue. He has been indisposed for several days, and many friends hope to see him up again." Mar. 25,1917 "The many friends of John H. Rushin will be glad to learn that he is now able to be up again, and was down town during Saturday afternoon. Mr. Rushin has been ill for several weeks, and the fact that he is recovering again will be good news to all." July 8,1917 719-name list of white draft registrants: #140 Russell Cleveland Speer, #210 Henry Olin Speer, #223 Charles Daniel Giddings, #375 Herman Speer Schneider, #384 John Henry Rushin July 12,1917 "Mrs. G.C. Purvis has been ill for several days at her home on Hancock avenue."; "Miss Elsie Espy and Mr. Wesley Espy, of Savannah, will arrive in Ameri- cus tomorrow, to be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel, on Lee street."; white draft regis- trants: (90) Grover Cleveland Purvis, (140) Rus- sell Cleveland Speer, (210) Henry Olin Speer, (223) Charles Daniel Giddings, (232)William Connor Sulli- van, Jr., (375) Herman Speer Schneider, (384) John Henry Rushin July 26,1917 C.F. Giddings, M.N. Edwards, J.B. Ansley, J.C. Speer, J.W.L. Daniel and R.A. Hogue pallbearers at funeral of Thomas Edgar Mayo, son of David A. Mayo Aug. 8,1917 list of physical rejects for draft: Russell Cleve- land Speer, Charles Daniel Giddings; also list of who passed Aug. 12,1917 "J.H. Rushin and B.L. Guerry left last night for Savannah to take a first view of the old ocean and decide whether they will swim over to the French coast or make the trip in an army transport a little later on." Aug. 13,1917 "Announcement was made in the Savannah News of yes- terday by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Espy, of Savannah, of the engagement of their daughter, Teance, to Mr. Paul Wallace Cole, of Ludlow, Ill.. Miss Espy has quite a number of friends in Americus, where she visited as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel, who will hear with interest of her engagement." Aug. 19,1917 "Construction operations will begin Monday morning on the building now occupied by John W.L. Daniel, on Cotton avenue, to prepare for the installation of a large roller system flour mill..." Sept 7,1917 jury list for third trial of Dr. C.K. Chapman: W.C. Sullivan, J.W.L. Daniel, H.S. Schneider, et. al. (conviction on Sept. 17th) Sept 27,1917 "Mrs. John W.L. Daniel and Mrs. Emmett Bolton were joint hostesses yesterday afternoon at the latter's residence to the members of the Workers' Society of ...Central Baptist..." Nov. 11,1917 "George C. Chambers, of Augusta, has accepted a position as millwright at the J.W.L. Daniel mill here, and arrived Saturday to begin his duties." Nov. 15,1917 East Americus Honor Roll: First grade, Olin Rushin Feb. 28,1918 Superior Court jury list: H.S. Schneider, Earl Speer, Claude Schneider, J.W.L. Daniel, W.C. Sulli- van, C.F. Giddings, J.H. Rushin June 3,1918 at funeral of Lee Allen, "...honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the First Baptist church, Messrs. T.E. Bolton, T.F. Gatewood, W.B. Worthy, Sr., J.T. McLendon and J.W.L. Daniel..." July 4,1918 C.F. Giddings, W.C. Sullivan, J.W.L. Daniel, R.L. Maynard and W.T. Lane pallbearers at funeral of Mrs. Martha V. Cobb, widow of Wm. A. Cobb, died July 2nd in Macon Apr. 25,1919 "J.H. Rushin is the latest aspirant for honors in the race for justice of the peace made vacant by the death of C.R. Winchester...Having long been af- filiated with union labor here, it is anticipated he will pull a substantial vote among the working classes..." May 4,1919 Justice of Peace election in Americus: F.W. Grif- fin 135, J.H. Rushin 129, J.F. Monohan 118, C.J. Williams 23; "...There is this consolation," said Mr. Rushin: "I got nearly enough votes, and I got the union labor vote solidly. I am a member of a labor union and I would much prefer to have lost with their support than to have won without it..." May 22,1919 Traverse Jury list: J.W.L. Daniel Aug. 17,1919 Nell Schneider, Ruth Schneider, John Rushin, Rosa- lie Purvis, et. al., guests at Mary Vi Speer's third birthday party Sept 14,1919 City Court jury list: Earl Speer; City Court cases: "Crown Cork & Seal Co. vs. Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel, suit on account,..." Sept 19,1919 J.W.L. Daniel, et. al., pallbearers at funeral of Mrs. Frank Hill Dec. 4,1919 "Mrs. John Daniel was the Literary Club's hostess this afternoon at 3 o'clock at her home on Ogle- thorpe avenue..." Aug. 6,1920 "Little Olin Rushin and Nannie Claire Speer were taken to Plains sanitarium today for a tonsils and adenoids operation, from which it is expected they will recover in a few days." Aug. 31,1920 Louise Purvis, Mildred Purvis, James Purvis, William Purvis, Rosalie Purvis, Marie Purvis, Christine Schneider and Olin Rushin were guests at Virginia Purvis' eighth birthday party on Elm Ave. Sept 18,1920 City Court civil cases: "Crown Cork and Seal Co. versus Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel, complaint on account.; W.A. and J.D. Moore versus W.L. English and J.H. Purvis, complaint." Oct. 3,1920 "Mr. and Mrs. John Rushin, of 417 Elm avenue, an- nounce the birth Saturday morning (Oct. 2nd) of a 10-pound boy." Oct. 28,1920 "John W.L. Daniel has returned from Macon, where he spent some time undergoing medical treatment re- cently." Dec. 16,1920 "Espy Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel, who live about a mile from Americus on the Felder street road, was seriously hurt last night about 7 o'clock while he and his younger brother, Walter, were on their way to visit nearby friends..." May 10,1921 "The friends of John W.L. Daniel will learn with regret of his continued illness of rheumatism at his home on Felder street. Mr. Daniel has been confined to his home for several months, and his condition, though no worse, is not improved." May 22,1921 Superior Court jury list: J.W.L. Daniel June 3,1921 citizens petition supporting Miss Ximena Bond's re- instatement to East Americus School faculty: Mrs. H.S. Schneider, Mrs. Earl Speer, Mrs. M.E. Purvis, Mrs. J.H. Rushin, Mrs. C.M. Cobb, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Smith, Mrs. L.J. Blalock, Mrs. S.D. Cobb, Mrs. Claude Ballard, Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel, Mrs. W.C. Sullivan, Mrs. W.C. Sullivan, Jr., et. al. Aug. 16,1921 "Walter Daniel, who was threatened with an attack of fever recently at his home on Felder street, is now up and out again." Nov. 10,1921 Sam Gunn, John Daniel, Jr., et. al., planted Tree #1 in memory of C.G. Clement and J.D. Bridges at Armistice Day ceremony at Dodson St. hospital Nov. 18,1921 Judson Rushin, backfield player for Rees Park team Dec. 22,1921 Walter Daniel and Pat Sullivan on newly organized East Americus baseball team, John Daniel, substi- tute Sept 8,1922 "Mrs. John D. Sullivan entertained at her home on Jackson street Wednesday afternoon with a miscella- neous shower complimenting Mrs. Marvin Giddings... guests were...Miss Rachel Scroggs...Mrs. Will Sul- livan, Mrs. J.W. Waller...Mrs. G.C. Scott...coming in for refreshments were Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel, Mrs. W.C. Sullivan, Sr.,...Miss Nannie Lou Speer." Oct. 4,1922 "John Daniel, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John W.L. Daniel, is suffering from a broken leg re- ceived in an accident Saturday afternoon near his home on South Lee street. He was riding on the back of a cotton wagon when an automobile coming from the direction of the city struck him as he dropped from the wagon to the ground. The leg was broken just below the knee." Dec. 18,1922 "John Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel, is slightly improved at his home on Lee street, where he has been confined for several weeks with erysi- pelas caused by bruises received in an automobile accident." Jan. 18,1923 J.H. Rushin, et. al., donated groceries to be dis- tributed to the poor by Trinity A.M.E. Church July 16,1923 "Mr. and Mrs. Joe Espy, of Temple, Texas, who have been visiting (Mr. and) Mrs. John Daniel at their home on Lee street, have returned home." July 25,1923 "Espy Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W.L. Daniel, of this community, will leave the latter part of the week for Temple, Tex., where he will be associated with the large cotton interest of the Espy Cotton Company. Mr. Daniel displayed unusual aptitude for cotton and cotton products, having been associated with his father on a fine farm on Oglethorpe road..." Feb. 18,1924 "Mr. and Mrs. John Daniel have returned from a... stay of ten days in Hampton Springs, Fla." Mar. 31,1924 Florence Speer, Christine Schneider, John Rushin, Olin Rushin, Coleman Speer, Lawson Gunn, et. al., guests at Edwin Jones, Jr's. ninth birthday party Apr. 3,1924 "John Rushin, who has been mentioned frequently in connection with the race for Justice of the Peace to succeed the late F.W. Griffin, stated today he had decided definitely not be a candidate..." May 7,1924 "The Women's Literary Club will meet Thursday afternoon with Mrs. John W.L. Daniel at her home on South Lee street at 3:15 c'clock. An interesting program has been arranged..." May 24,1924 ""Son" Rushin played short stop for losing Church St. team against Lee St. team, while Speer and Purvis on winning Dixie Cubs team against losing Lee St. team May 29,1924 "Espy Daniel, who has held a responsible position during the past year with the Espy Cotton Company, at Temple, Texas, has arrived in Americus to spend his vacation of two months, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W.L. Daniel, at their home on South Lee street." July 31,1924 "Espy Daniel left Wednesday for Temple, Texas, where he will resume his work with the Espy Cotton company. Mr. Daniel has been spending the summer with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W.L. Daniel, at their home on South Lee street." Apr. 10,1925 "Mr. Joe Espy, of Temple, Texas, was the guest for several days this week, of his sister, Mrs. John W.L. Daniel, at her home on South Lee street." Apr. 27,1925 "John W.L. Daniel, retired Americus business man, died at his home here today, following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Daniel; three sons, Espy Daniel, Walter Daniel and John Daniel, Jr., and one daughter, Miss Teresa Daniel, all of Americus, besides two sisters, Mrs. W.C. Sullivan, Sr., and Mrs. C.F. Giddings, of this city. Funeral services will be...conducted by Rev. W.M. Heyward, pastor of Lee Street Methodist...Lee G. Council, A.C. Bivins, John T. Taylor, John W. Shiver, J.D. Graham and W. Fred Smith will act as Pallbearers." July 21,1925 "Espy Daniel has gone to Savannah, where he has ac- cepted a position with the Espy Cotton Co."; "Mrs. John W.L. Daniel has returned from Abbeville, where she was the guest of her father for the past week." Aug. 17,1925 "The body of Henry Scott...who lost his life when he fell from a sea wall into Tampa Bay...was laid to rest this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in Oak Grove cemetery. Funeral services were held from the res- idence of the youth's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Sullivan, on North Lee...lived here with his parents up until a year ago...Pallbearers were Egbert Clark, Charles Sullivan, Walter Daniel and Raymond Price." Sept 1,1925 "Miss Teresa Daniel has gone to Florida, where she will be the attractive guest of friends in Fort Meade, and Tampa." Oct. 21,1925 "The Women's Literary Club will meet Thursday afternoon, October 22, at the home of Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel on Lee street..." Oct. 28,1925 First Baptist Church honor roll: Primaries - Calvin Speer, Intermediates - Olin Rushin Dec. 5,1925 First Baptist honor roll: Intermediate Dept. - Olin Rushin, Adult Dept. - E.M. Purvis, Mrs. Jno. Rushin Feb. 5,1926 First Baptist honor roll: Primary Dept. - Calvin Speer, Junior Dept. - Florence Speer, Intermediate Dept. - Olin Rushin, Adult Dept. - E.M. Purvis Apr. 5,1926 First Baptist honor roll: Primary Dept. - Calvin Speer, Junior Dept. - Rosalie Purvis, Florence Speer, Intermediate Dept. - Olin Rushin, Adult Dept. - E.M. Purvis June 11,1926 Teresa Daniel, Nannie Claire Speer, et. al., gradu- ates, received AHS diplomas, at Rylander Theater Aug. 20,1926 "Miss Teresa Daniel has returned home after spend- ing some time in points of interest in Florida." Sept 21,1926 "Mrs. John Daniel has returned from a visit to her father in Abbeville, Ala." Nov. 11,1926 First Baptist Sunday School honor roll: Primary Dept. - Elise Waller, Intermediate Dept. - Olin Rushin, E.M. Purvis Dec. 11,1926 First Baptist Sunday School honor roll: Primary Dept. - Hugh Rushin, Intermediate Dept. - Florence Speer, Young People's Dept. - Olin Rushin, Adult Dept. - E.M. Purvis Jan. 18,1927 "Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel is in Abbeville, Ala., having been called there by the illness and death of her brother, Senator J.D. Espy." Feb. 11,1927 First Baptist Sunday School honor roll: Beginners Dept. - Lawrence Purvis, Junior Dept. - Rosalie Purvis, Intermediate Dept. - Florence Speer,, Young People's Dept. - Olin Rushin, Adult Dept. - E.M. Purvis Mar. 5,1927 City Court jury list: J.H. Rushin Mar. 9,1927 First Baptist Sunday School honor roll: Beginners Dept. - Martha Speer, Primary Dept. - Hugh Rushin, Junior Dept. - Rosalie Purvis, Intermediate Dept. - Florence Speer, Young People's Dept. - Olin Rushin, Adult Dept. - E.M. Purvis June 13,1927 "James Espy Daniel, of Taylor, Texas, is visiting his mother, Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel on South Lee St., for two weeks."; "Walter Daniel returned from Savan- nah yesterday after a weeks visit to his uncle, Carl Espy." Aug. 30,1927 "Mrs. Paul Cole, of Honolulu, is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. John Daniel on South Lee street. Mrs. Cole will be remembered as Miss Teance Espy before her marriage." Sept 15,1927 "Miss Teresa Daniel left Tuesday for Milledgeville where she will enter G.S.C.W." Oct. 10,1927 Americus registered voters list: Walter Daniel, Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel, C.F. Giddings, Mrs. C.F. Gid- dings, Wilbur Giddings, Mrs. Wilbur Giddings, J.H. Rushin, Mrs. J.H. Rushin Oct. 17,1927 "John Rushin, who for many years had been engaged in the printing business in Americus has again re- turned to his chosen profession and now has charge of job printing department of the Americus Times- Recorder." May 5,1928 "Miss Teresa Daniel is spending the weekend with friends at G.S.C.W., Milledgeville." Jan. 19,1929 "Americus friends of Mr. Espy Daniel will be inter- ested to learn of his marriage to Miss Afton Willis, of Taylor, Texas, which was solemnized Christmas day at the home of the bride...Mr. Daniel...is the son of Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel, of this city. He has made his home in Taylor for the past three years..." Feb. 28,1929 "Walter Daniel, of Americus, who is attending school in Chicago, underwent an operation today for appendicitis at the Jackson Park hospital in Chica- go." Mar. 16,1929 "Walter Daniel who recently underwent an operation in Chicago, where he attends school, has recovered sufficiently to return to his home in Americus and spend a few weeks with his mother, Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel before resuming his studies in Chicago." Apr. 2,1929 "Mrs. John W.L. Daniel has leased the Burkhalter home on the corner of Church and Jackson streets, and will move there from her Lee street home this week. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Harris will occupy an apartment with Mrs. Daniel." Apr. 3,1929 "Judson Rushin, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Rushin, has accepted a position with Churchwell Brothers' store in Cordele and has assumed his duties there." Apr. 19,1929 "Judson Rushin of Cordele spent Thursday afternoon with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Rushin, on Lamar street." May 6,1929 "John Rushin left Monday for Williamson, Ga., where his father, H.H. Rushin, died at 7 o'clock Monday morning (May 6th). Funeral services are to be held some time Tuesday."; "Mr. and Mrs. Espy Daniel, of Taylor, Tex., are the guests of Mr. Daniel's moth- er, Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel, on Church street." May 22,1929 ""Americus recreation center" is the term J.H. Rushin applies to his remodeled bowling alleys (213 W. Forsyth)...which have...a lunch counter and cold drink facilities which are in charge of Dave C. Burkhalter..." May 26,1929 "Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel, Miss Teresa Daniel and Mr. and Mrs. Espy Daniel are spending the weekend with rel- atives in Alabama." June 12,1929 "Walter Daniel, son of Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel, has gone to Chicago, where he will spend several months stu- dying accounting at the Walton School of Commerce." June 13,1929 "...John Rushin...among those leaving Thursday mor- ning for Camp McClelland, the Civilian's Military Training Camp near Anniston, Ala." Aug. 27,1929 marriage of Miss Virginia Bass and William Walter Daniel, Aug. 25th, at Lee Street Methodist Church Sept 2,1929 "Walter Daniel has gone to Chicago where he has accepted a position as junior accountant with a large manufacturing concern. He will be joined by Mrs. Daniel." Sept 13,1929 "Mrs. Walter Daniel, who was Miss Virginia Bass before her recent marriage, left today for Chicago where she will join Mr. Daniel and make their home there." Sept 18,1929 "Miss Teresa Daniel, who has been attending busi- ness school in Macon, has returned to her home here." Nov. 1,1929 "Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel has returned from Abbeville, Ala., where she was called on account of a serious accident occurring to her father, Mr. J.S. Espy."; "Mr. and Mrs. Carl Espy of Savannah spent last night in the city as the guests of Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel enroute to Abbeville, Ala." Nov. 14,1929 "Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel has returned from Abbeville, Ala., where she was called last Friday on account of the (unreadable) of her father." May 22,1930 "Mr. and Mrs. Espy Daniel, of Taylor, Texas, arri- ved yesterday to be the guests of Mrs. John Daniel, their mother, at her home on Church street for several days." Jan. 9,1931 marriage of Teresa Augusta Daniel, daughter of John W.L. and Lula Espy Daniel, on Dec. 27th, in Jack- sonville, Fla., to Thomas Prioleau Ball Jan. 19,1931 "BIRTHS - Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Peacock announce the birth of a son, Friday, January 16, at their home on John street, who has been named Robert David Peacock." Jan. 25,1931 Omer Bass, Carroll Purvis, J.W. Chambliss, Olin Rushin, et. al., guests at Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gunn's dance at their Oglethorpe Ave. home Feb. 17,1931 "Walter Daniel, of Wisconsin, formerly of Americus, is the guest of his mother, Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel at her home here for several days." Feb. 18,1931 "Mr. and Mrs. W. Walter Daniel and little daughter, Dorothy Will, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Bass and Mrs. John W.L. Daniel. Mrs. Daniel was before her marriage, Miss Virginia Bass, of Americus." Feb. 20,1931 "Mrs. Pri Ball, of Jacksonville, Fla., is the guest of her mother, Mrs. John Daniel at her home here for several days. Mrs. Ball was before her mar- riage, Miss Teresa Daniel of Americus." Apr. 12,1931 Vivian Sullivan, Rosalie Purvis, Olin Rushin, C. Purvis, et. al., guests at Mary Vi Speer's Sopho- more Prom June 11,1931 "Mrs. John Daniel has returned to her home here after a visit of several days to Atlanta." June 16,1931 "Olin Rushin, of Americus...will clash in the main go of the regular Thursday night fight card at the city playgrounds..." June 19,1931 account of boxing matches with Olin and John Rushin July 1,1931 "Espy Daniel, of Taylor, Texas, is the guest of his mother, Mrs. John Daniel at her home here for sev- eral days." July 5,1931 T-R Birthday Club: "July 4 - Mrs. John Daniel, 1302 Lee St., City" July 9,1931 "Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Bass and daughter, have returned to their home on East Lamar street, after spending several days visiting their daughter and sister, Mrs. W.W. Daniel, in Atlanta." July 16,1931 "Mrs. Pri Ball, of Jacksonville, Fla., is spending a few days here with her mother, Mrs. John Daniel before joining her husband, who is connected with the Dixie Air Transport Company, Charleston, S.C."; "Espy Daniel has returned to his home in Taylor, Texas, after a vacation visit here with his mother, Mrs. John Daniel." July 22,1931 "Mrs. Leroy Hamilton and children of Atlanta, are spending several days here with Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel at her home on South Lee street." July 26,1931 Johnnie Rushin, et. al., on Americus boxing team organized by Tommy Hooks III Aug. 4,1931 Theo Bass, Olin Rushin, et. al., charter members, Knights of Dixie Lodge Sept 9,1931 "John Daniel has returned to the city after having spent the summer months with relatives in west Texas." Nov. 20,1931 "Mrs. W.W. Daniel and little daughter, Dorothy Will, of Atlanta, arrived yesterday to visit Mrs. Daniel's parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Bass, on Brannon avenue." Nov. 22,1931 Hugh Rushin, et. al., went on Sam Lott's Sunday School class possum hunt Apr. 1,1932 "Mrs. John Daniel has returned from a two month's visit in Charleston, S.C., where she was the guest of her daughter, Mrs. T.P. Ball." Oct. 12,1932 "Mr. Walter Daniel, of Atlanta, spent Tuesday night in Americus en route to Jacksonville, Fla., to open a branch office for Snap-On Tools, Inc. Mrs. Wal- ter Daniel and daughter, Dorothy, are spending a few days here with Mrs. Daniel's parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Bass, Sr., where Mr. Daniel will join them soon and will return to their home in Atlan- ta." Feb. 3,1933 "John Daniel, who has been in Atlanta for the past few months is the guest of his mother, Mrs. John Daniel, at her home on South Lee street." June 9,1933 "Mrs. John Daniel returned last night from a two weeks visit to Abbeville, Ala." July 26,1933 "Ernie Kirchner, Macon fighter...to make...home in Americus in the future and will live with Mr. (J.H.) Rushin on south Lee street, where Kirchner will workout daily with Mr. Rushin's sons, fighters Johnny and Olin...It is Pa Rushin's plan to keep a stable of fighters in Americus at all times and fight them on Thursday night cards..." July 28,1933 "Johnny Rushin, Americus fighter, lost a four-round decision to the more experienced Young Glover, of Macon...Another one of the Rushin boys made his de- but last night. Hugh Rushin was the new fighter from the Rushin family. He fought Paul Watley and lost the decision..." Aug. 11,1933 "John W.L. Daniel, of Americus, has accepted a po- sition as manager of the Atlanta branch office of Blue Point Steel Snapon Tools, Inc." Nov. 3,1933 "Mr. and Mrs. T.P. Ball and son, of Charleston, S.C., arrived today to be the guests of her mother, Mrs. John Daniel, on South Lee street for a few days. Mrs. Ball was before her marriage Miss Tere- sa Daniel of this city."; "Mrs. W.W. Daniel and little daughter, Dorothy Will, of Kenosha, Wis., are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Bass, at their home on Brannon avenue." Dec. 12,1933 "Wesley Espy, young Savannah man...found slugged in front of his home...early Sunday morning had not regained consciousness late last night...Mr. Espy is a nephew of Mrs. John Daniel of Americus...This is the second tragedy in the Espy family in the past ten days. Another child of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Espy died recently after a marble topped table had fallen on it while playing in the kitchen..." Dec. 22,1933 "Mrs. John Daniel left today for Savannah, where she will be the guest of her brother, Mr. Carl Espy, during the holidays, later going to Charles- ton to visit her daughter, Mrs. T.P. Ball." Mar. 6,1934 "Olin Rushin, Judson Rushin, Clyde Howard, Lloyd Hardy and Howard Dupree motored to Macon last night to attend the W.L. Stribling memorial exercise." Mar. 23,1924 "Mrs. John Daniel has returned to her home here af- ter spending the past few months with her daughter, Mrs. T.P. Ball, in Charlotte, N.C." Apr. 18,1934 "John Daniel has returned to his home in Atlanta after a visit of a few days with his mother, Mrs. J.W.L. Daniel." June 28,1934 "Mrs. John Daniel has returned from a six weeks visit with her daughter, Mrs. T.P. Ball, in Char- leston, S.C., and her brother Carl Espy, at Tybee Beach." Dec. 31,1934 "Olin Rushin, well-known Americus young man, has been made manager of the market department in the Rogers grocery store on Broad street, in Albany, it was announced today. Mr. Rushin has been employed in the local Rogers store for several months. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Rushin, of South Lee St."