Friday, October 4, 2013

Politics, a Wedding and a Watchmaker: Dresden Enterprise May 30 1884

I thought it would be fun to post some items from the Dresden Enterprise, May 30 1884.  Sort of a slice of news that would've interested the folks in Weakley County.

Wedding Announcement
Swaim-Boswell
At the residence of Mr. North Brasfield, five miles south of Dresden, on Wednesday afternoon, May 28, Dr. T.H. Swaim, of Gleeson, and Mrs. Carrie Boswell of this county, were united in marriage, Dr. D.C. Johnson officiating.

Attendants.
Dr. B.F. Taylor and Miss Tennie Green, Dr. R.W. Bandy and Miss Carrie Rogers, Mr. J.H. W. Bandy and Miss Kate Brasfield, Mr. C.S. Swaim and Miss Kate Jeter, Mr. W. R. Bobbitt and Miss Fannie Brasfield, Mr. M.F. White and Miss Kate Brasfield.

The bridal couple left for nashville, Louisville, Cincinnati, and then to the East, where they will visit Niagara Falls, Saratoga, and other noted places.  

A large circle of friends and relatives wish them much happiness in their new relation.

Links to Goodspeed Biographical information:
North Brasfield aka George R. Brasfield, the father of the bride Carrie Brasfield.  


Here's a nice advertisement for Calvin B. Scott's business.  Not only was he a watchmaker and jeweler but he sold sewing machines, musical instruments and silverware and "also headquarters for fine Saddles, Bridles, etc."  Located on the west side of the public square in Dresden TN.

Calvin B. Scott was born in 1840 in Madison or Rutherford County TN.  He was the son of George R. Scott and Hester Ann Haltom.  He served in the Confederate Army in Manney's Battery and was at the fall of Fort Donelson.  After that he joined Forrest's Cavalry and in 1864 he returned home.  He married Ann Jane "Jennie" Byrn in 1864 and had a large family.  He died in 1892 and is buried somewhere in Mayfield Kentucky.  His wife Jennie moved to St Louis and died there in 1929.

Link to Goodspeed Biographical information:

And last are the Political Announcements:

For Congress
We are authorized to announce WISE A. COOPER, of Gibson county, a candidate for Congress from this the Ninth Congressional district, subject to the action of the Democratic Congressional Convention.

We are authorized to announce Hon. RICE A. PIERCE, of Obion, a candidate for re-election to Congress from this the Ninth Congressional district, subject to the action of the Democratic Congressional Convention.

We are authorized to announce Hon. W.P. CALDWELL, of Weakley county, a candidate for Congress from this the 9th Congressional district, subject to the action of the Democratic Congressional convention.

For Attorney-General
We are authorized to announce STACKER J. TAYLOR, of Henry county, a candidate for Attorney-General of this the 12 Judicial Circuit.  Election August 7.

We are authorized to announce JOHN BELL, of Obion county, a candidate for Attorney-General of this the 12 Judicial Circuit.  Election August 7, 1884.

We are authorized to announce JOHN E. WELLS, of Troy county, a candidate for Attorney-General of this the 12 Judicial Circuit, at the next August election.

We are authorized to announce A.B. LAMB of Henry county, a candidate for Attorney-General of this the 12 Judicial Circuit at the next August election.

For Sheriff
We are authorized to announce J.P. (Dad) GIBBS a candidate for Sheriff of Weakley county, Tennessee, at the ensuing August election.

We are authorized to announce BOB SCOTT a candidate for Sheriff of Weakley county, Tennessee, at the ensuing August election.

We are authorized to announce W.P. DUKE a candidate for Sheriff of Weakley county, Tennessee, at the ensuing August election.

We are authorized to announce J.C. CARLTON a candidate for Sheriff of Weakley county, Tennessee, at the ensuing August election.

We are authorized to announce W.A. THOMPSON a candidate for Sheriff of Weakley county, Tennessee, at the ensuing August election.

We are authorized to announce N.T. (THADDEUS) GROOMS a candidate for Sheriff of Weakley county, Tennessee, at the ensuing August election.

For Trustee
We are authorized to announce LEA HARRIS a candidate for Trustee of Weakley county, at the next August election.

We are authorized to announce Dr. J.E. SHANNON, of the 9th district, a candidate for Trustee of Weakley county at the ensuing August election.


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