CDN Editor: Thanks to Mary Morris and the Clarke County Historical Association for providing these Clarke County Black History Month gems!
The People’s Journal
Berryville African-American Newspaper
Published monthly by G.L.D. Harris
Subscription: 50 cents per year
Issue August 1927 – Vol 41, #366
Mr. Jerome Jackson Dies Suddenly
Jerome Jackson, aged 59, dies while working in Mr. Fred Jones wheatfield on the Jack Ware farm near the river. Born and raised in Clarke County, was a farmer and veterinarian who owned a place near the river. Leaves widow, Mrs. Grace Jackson, his third wife; 5 daughters and 4 sons, one of whom is blind. Buried from St. Luke Free Baptist Church and buried in Milton Valley Cemetery
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Phillips had a baby girl
A Sad Accident
Mrs. Catherine Willis’s husband was killed at Franklin, WV. Daughter of Andrew & Bertha Willis.
Mrs. Herbert Coxen & Rodger Johnson are patients at Winchester Hospital
Mrs. Carrie Blackburn is visiting friends in Washington, DC
Mrs. Lizzie Nelson of Bundy St. entertained her daughter & friends in Washinton, DC.
Mrs. Ella Phillips Steauart & husband, Daingerfield, visited relatives here from Toledo, OH. [NOTE by mtm: Mrs. Steauart was the first first black to graduate from the Pittsburg School of Pharmacy. She also was the first black pharmacist to pass the Pennsylvania Pharmacy Board. Mrs. Stewart was born in Berryville]
$500 Rally at Mt. Zion Baptist was a success. $464.92 was raised
Charles Hall & Mrs. Laura Hill are visiting Coushocken, PA
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER Otho Dolman of Summit Point advertises his carpentry.
BOARD & LODGING with Mrs. Lucy Franklin of Berryville
RESTAURANT run by Mrs. Mabel Tolbert in Berryville, will serve meals at all hours.
CLARKE CO. FALL MEET – in R.P. Page’s woods under the auspices of the Clarke Co. School League. Contests, field sports & baseball contests as well as a picnic. Admission: 25 & 15 cents.
Allen Williams of Millwood will haul wood and furnish auto supplies.
GRAND WILDERNESS RALLY will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church in Millwood on Sunday, Aug 7, 1927. A drive will be made to come out of the wilderness. Preaching at 11 am, 3pm & 8 pm.
POEM (partial) – The Optimist
Don’t fret o’er the briars at the side of the trail;
Just smile when calamities fall.
Hard luck loves the sound of the pessimist wail,
But has no use for laughter at all.
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