From the Richmond (Va.) Dispatch, 02 Feb 1909:
Miss Ida M. Thackston
FARMVILLE, VA, February 1.–Miss Ida M. Thackston, one of Farmville’s best known and most accomplished ladies, died yesterday evening, after a protracted and painful illness. Her funeral took place this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Methodist Church. Miss Thackston was the last surviving member of the family of the late distinguished Dr. W. W. H. Thackston. Several weeks ago she slipped on the ice and sustained a fractured ankle, and it was while in bed from this accident that a complication of diseases developed, which resulted in her death.
Richmond Times Dispatch, 11 Aug 1907:
Mr. Richard Thackston, of St. Louis, is visiting his sister Mrs. E. R. Houston. This is Mr. Thackston’s first visit to Farmville in forty-two years.
Richmond Times Dispatch 31 Dec 1904:
The Misses Franklin Become Brides at the Same Altar
EUREKA MILLS, VA., December 30.–Beulah Methodist Church was filled to overflowing Wednesday, at 2:30 o’clock by a merry throng to witness another double marriago ceremony. The parties to the contract being Mr. P. Linwood
Carwile and Miss Mary Lula Franklin, and Mr. J. Willie Thackston and Miss Bessie Carey Franklin. The church was
prettily decorated with evergreen. The wedding march from Mendelssohn, was rendered by Mrs. Lee W. Morton. During the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. E. H. Powell, the soft, sweet strains of ”Whisperings pf Love” floated over the sacred edifice. The attendants entered the church by the side aisles in the following order, crossing in front of the altar, and forming in a semicircle, Messrs. Harper Davis and Walter Drain, Ben Franklin and Charles Rosser, Linwood Pucket and Walter Rosser, Aubrey Roberts and Willie Brandis. Mr. J. Willie Thackston came in with his brother, Mr. Marshall Thackston, and his bride, Miss Bessie Franklin, came in with Miss Sallie Thackston, the groom’s sister. Mr. Linwood Carwile was attended by his brother, Mr. Willie Carwile, while his bride, Miss Lula Franklin, entered with her sister, Miss Mattie Franklin. The grooms and best men und brides and their maids of honor came in by the center aisle. The scene was a pretty and unique one. The brides are daughters of Mr. John P. Franklin, and are quite pretty and very popular.
At 1 o’clock of tho same day Mr. Clarence Carwile, brother of Mr. Linwood Carwile, and Miss Blanche Cobb were married at the parsonage, by Rev. J. M. W. Elder. Miss Cobb is the pretty daughter of Mr. Archer Cobb.