Sunday, May 29, 2011

Newspaper Tidbits: Nokesville

The Times (Washington, D.C.) – March 20, 1899

WANTED TO BE A SLEUTH.  His First Case was to Get Swindled Out of $70.

James W. Fultz, the Nokesville, Va., merchant who was relieved of $70 in cash Saturday afternoon by two clever swindlers, left the city yesterday morning over the Pennsylvania Railroad en route to his home.  He was still minus his money and will probably remain so, as the men who secured it are undoubtedly miles away from this city by this time and out of the jurisdiction of the local police.

It was understood yesterday that the object of Fultz's visit to this city was to obtain a position on the police force.  He stated to Detective Sam Browne, who saved him from being ground under the wheels of a railroad train at the Pennsylvania station after the swindle had been perpetrated, that he had recently sold his farm and a quantity of personal effects in Nokesville because he wanted to become a policeman, or, preferably, a detective.  Fultz stated that he felt sure he would make a first-class sleuth because of his wonderful memory for faces.

Harrisonburg Rockingham Register (VA) – May 23, 1905

Mrs. Walter S. Flory and children, of Bridgewater, spent Friday with Mrs. C. C. Lineweaver on East Market Street, while enroute home from Nokesville, Prince William county, where they have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Flory.

Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA) - September 24, 1907

The Cedar Run Hunt Club was organized in Nokesville Saturday with thirty members.  It includes some of the best riders in Prince William county and has one of the best fields in the State for fox hunting.  The following officers were elected:  President H. W. Herring, Nokesville; secretary and treasurer, Melvin C. Hazen, Washington, D.C.; executive committee, C. J. Meetz, Bristow; W. J. Green, Nokesville; H. H. Hall, Gainesville; master of hounds, R. L. Adamson, Warrenton; first whip, C. J. Meetze, Bristow; second whip, W. C. Hall.

The Free Lance (Fredericksburg, VA) – January 4, 1910

Mrs. Mary E. Bodine has sold her farm of 101 acres near Nokesville, Prince William county, to Mrs. J. R. Manuel for $4,300.  Possession March 1.

The Free Lance (Fredericksburg, VA) - July 26, 1910

W. R. Free, of Nokesville, died suddenly Thursday.  He was a Confederate veteran.

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