1916 NC Yearbook

A fellow member of one of the genealogy societies I belong to shared a link tonight to a site with all kind of state directories. One of them, the 1916 North Carolina yearbook had the following items related to Lenoir & Craven counties:

  • 5 Jan 1915 — Mutual Aid Banking Company, of New Bern, negro institution, was closed.
  • 27 Feb 1915 – Emmet R. Wooten, of Kinston, Speaker of the House of Representatives, ¬†died in Rex Hospital, Raleigh, as a result of an automobile accident on road near Raleigh in which William Aycock was killed.
  • 28 Feb 1915 – Late speaker Emmet R. Wooten buried at his home in Kinston, a great crowd in attendance at his funeral.
  • 25 Mar 1915 – Carter-Abernathy committee took up sitting in New Bern to hear other evidence in case
  • 29 Mar 1915 – Carter-Abernathy committee attached no importance to immorality charges, Chairman Doughton announced when Judge Frank Carter goes on stand in own behalf
  • 30 Mar 1915 – Carter-Abernathy committee heard oral argument and adjourned until April 26, when report will be formulated
  • 11 May 1915 – New Bern fire company tendered wholesale resignation
  • 12 May 1915 – N J Rouse, of Kinston, announced he will not be candidate for Attorney General against Judge Frank Carter
  • 31 May 1915 – Baugham case, which started the Carter-Abernathy controversy, discussed at New Bern.
  • 3 Jun 1915 – Judge George W. Connor, ordered at New Bern court, all records against Solicitor Abernathy explained.
  • 26 Jul 1915 – Kinston visited by $50,000 fire.
  • 31 Oct 1915 – Chief of Police, ¬†C. M. Walters, of Raleigh, died on the day terminating his service of the city in that capacity, and C. F. Koonce, who was elected on the sixteenth of the month took charge.
  • 16 Nov 1915 – Fire destoryed Norfolk Southern shop at New Bern
  • 4 Dec 1915 – Mrs. Julia French, a real daughter of the revolution, died at Kinston
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Our Jimmy Koonce

Kinston Free Press
23 Nov 1898

Mr. J.C.B. Koonce, a native of Jones county, and who received his education at Dr. Lewis School, in Kinston, was recently elected to the Florida legislature by a handsome majority from Sumter county – a Democrat of course. Mr. Koonce has attained a prominent place among the lawyers of this adopted state. North Carolina boys will go to the top wherever they may reside.