Saturday, December 06, 2008
Bits of News From Melson - 1907
On Thursday Evening last quite a number of young people met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Maddox. Most of the evening was spent in sleighing and skating on "Truitt's Lake." Among those present were the Misses Alice, Willie, Sadie, Laura and Rowena Maddox, Florence Kenney, Gertie Brittingham, Susie Figgs, and Ethel Valliant, the Messrs Walter Workman, Harold Kenny, Charlie Moore, George Elliott, Arthur Figgs, Clarence and Luther Workman, Harley Tingle, Arthur A. Figgs, Albert A. Figgs, Roscoe and Fred Maddox and Larry Brittingham.
A very popular and prominent man in this community, Mr. M. H. Brittingham, manufacturer of baskets and crates, also engaged in the canning business, died at his home in Whitesville, Wednesday morning of last week. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at one thirty at the Line M. E. Church, Rev. G. L. Hardesty, officiating. The interment was made in the Line Church Cemetery.
The young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Spicer Phillips was scalded so badly on Tuesday morning that a physician had to be summoned.
For several days past the merry jingle of sleigh bells has been heard breaking the stillness and quietness that seems to reign, and has been enjoyed by everyone.
Ira E. Gordy and Bros., who are extensively engaged in the manufacturing of lumber, bought a tract of timber near Pittsville recently.
B. S. Figgs and Sons are loading quite a number of cars of mine props.
There is a movement on foot to organize a Stock Company with a large capital to purchase the M. H. Brittingham Crate, Basket and Canning Factory at Whitesville, Del. This will be a great benefit to the community and we hope it will materialise into something definite.