History of Smyrna
Visiting The Past
Visiting The Past
September 8, 1887:
W. N. Pace has put up a new 80 saw gin.
Mrs. Leonard Dodgens, an aged lady, the mother of twenty-two children, returned from
a two months visit to Texas last week.
Sepember 22, 1887:
FOR SALE A 6 Horse Power Portable Engine. In good condition, used but little. Sold for no
fault-owners have no use for it. Anyone needing an engine can get a bargain. For further information
call on us, address J. R. Love, Concord Mills, Smyrna, Georgia.
At a meeting of the Methodist Sabbath School of Smyrna, a committee was appointed to prepare a
brief tribute of love and appreciation of our dear departed sister and friend, Miss Corlnne Harper,
who died in Atlanta Sept. 7, and burled in Smyrna the 8th, a very large concourse of weeping
relatives and sad friends attending. Rev. Mr. Blake preached one of the most pathetic, tender,
appealing and appropriate services ever listened to....T. D. Power, Chairman, J. J. Eubanks, Miss
Minnie Fleming, Miss Cora Eubanks, Miss Agnes Kendley, committee.
Messers, R. Lemons, Wm. Byrd and James Cochran are making the stony hill on the Atlanta Road
bloom with beauty. New house, new barn, new fences, two wells, graded yards, beautiful groves,
Mr. Hoyt Kemp is putting up a gin at Lee's cross roads.
October 20, 1887:
Smyrna has been entertained with a musical, theatrical and comic show on wheels. The family Is
from Carroll County, Ga. and one of the daughters has been a captive among the Comanchee Indians.
Mr. M. A. Mayes has some of the finest horses, colts, cattle and pigs in our county. This is
encouraging to see what can be done by a Cobb County farmer.
November 3, 1887:
Gilbert and McGiff have opened a new store.
Our town was flooded last Saturday with medical students.
Miss Laura Dunn and Mr. Frank Gibson were married on the 25th
Farmers are making preparations for wheat sowing. Most of the cotton of this section is all picked out.
November 10, 1887:
Mr. J. B. Kendrick has one of the best mineral springs in Cobb County.
Mrs. Judith Ruff died Nov. 7, at her son-in-law's, Mr. J. L. Reed.