FALL 2000  

The Darlington Flag Newsletter    

     NOVEMBER 2, 1894,
by Robert M. DeFee...Until recently the only way to access copies
    of the Darlington Herald was to visit the Darlington County Historical Commission.
Through the efforts of the Darlington County Historical Commission, the Old Darlington
    District Chapter, SCGS, and the South Caroliniana Library, all extant issues of this
    short-lived paper have been microfilmed.  (This film is available for viewing at the
    Hartsville Genealogical Research Library.)  To further increase the accessibility of the
    information with genealogical and historical value, Robert M. DeFee has extracted
    hundreds of marriage, death and legal notices from these newspapers.  This information
    becomes even more valuable when one considers the loss of the 1890 Census.  Three
    such notices from the 7 September 1892 Herald are given below:


 Cards are out for the marriage of Mr. G. W. Brown and Miss Hattie Ervin, which will occur at the Presbyterian Church on Wednesday evening, September 14th.


Mr. Edwin Early, the father of Messrs. B. A., W. F., and T. E. Early, died at the residence of Mr. B. A. Early on Tuesday night.  He was almost ninety years old and his death was due to the infirmities of old age.


    Mr. Chas. C. James and Miss Mink Kirby were married on Sunday afternoon by the
    Rev. J. A. Rice.

    Coupled with DeFee’s previous abstracts from the Darlington News (1890 – 1895),
    this new publication helps to complete a genealogical snapshot of the critical 1890’s.
Fortunately for all Darlington researchers, DeFee has three additional newspaper
    abstract books at various stages of completion.  © 2000, 131 pages, soft bound, full
    name index, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: (See Index of this book)
Price: $20.00 plus $4.00 shipping for first book and $1.50 for each additional book.


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