Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #2 1899 By Cathy Buckley The year 1899 saw the birth of the town of Bernice, the village of Lillie and the death of the village of Shiloh. Capt. Henderson was moving his Arkansas Southern railroad at a fast clip toward Ruston making deals for timber, right of way and … Continue reading Bernice Dots #2
The Gazette April 24, 1901 On last Thursday night between 10 and 11 o'clock, as Mr. J. B. McLaurin was on his way form home to his drugstore, whistling merrily and fearing no harm, some coward who had hidden himself behind the corner of the beef market under the cover of darkness, as Mr. McLaurin … Continue reading A Cowardly Act
Bernice, Louisiana April 20, 1908 Spectator Falls Dead When Prominent Men Exchange Shots and Man on Train Fatally Wounded One spectator was killed and five others wounded today during a street duel here. Both duelists were wounded, but not seriously. The fight was between C. J. Morton and W. F. Barham, both prominent in this … Continue reading One Spectator Is Killed During Duel In Street
The Gazette October 7, 1954 This is my brother's birth announcement. My dad was in Pennsylvania, my Grandpa was in bad health and Grandma didn't know how to drive, so my mom drove herself to the hospital from Shiloh to Bernice. The next day so many relatives came to the hospital the doctor ran them … Continue reading Michael Frank Upshaw
The Gazette October 10, 1900 Mr. W. D. Eskew, of Junction City, was in Farmerville a few days ago, to look into the feasibility of building a telephone line from Farmerville to Bernice. He already has a line from Junction to Bernice, and is extending it south to Ruston. When the line is finished people … Continue reading Junction City, Ruston, and Farmerville Telephone Line
The Gazette March 7, 1900 Monday night the livery stable owned by Mr. J. W. Stancil at Bernice was destroyed by fire. Practically nothing was saved from the building. Two or three head of stock were burned to death, and another mule while rushing through the flames had its eyes burned out. Part of this … Continue reading Livery Stable Burned at Bernice
This photo of the mural in Bernice was provided by Gerald Thurston. This photo was provided by Molly Liggin Rankin Buggy Barn and Alabama Church was painted by former Bernice Pastor Billy Minyard Photos provided by Gerald Thurston. Photos provided by Gerald Thurston.
The Gazette November 1, 1899 Mr. Couch has been appointed postmaster at Bernice. He has executed his bond, and the document has been forwarded to the post office department at Washington for approval. Bernice has for several months stood in need of proper mail facilities, but she is on the road to get them soon. … Continue reading New Postmaster Appointed
The Gazette August 23, 1899 Mr. W. M. Post, Jr., who went to Texas about five weeks ago for his health, has returned home. Mr T. W. Clark has recently built a good, timely bridge across little Cornie and two causeway bridges. A weeks protracted meeting closed at this place last Friday night. Two additions … Continue reading From Spearsville
The Gazette June 7, 1899 Bernice, La., June 2, 1899 Dear Gazette: Thinking possibly that a few notes from this place will be of interest to your readers I send you this letter. While it may not be good reading for some few of envious minds, yet I think after mature thought all the … Continue reading Bernice Dots
Picture provided by Mary Jo Heard Tatum BHS Class of 1911....my Aunt Etta Hollis Colvin first girl from the left on front row....Uncle Ed Hollis is first boy from the right on front row. Isora Wainwright Miller is girl on the right front row, Aunt Etta's first cousin, their mothers were sisters.
The Gazette May 24, 1899 Bernice is a newly laid-out town in the western part of Union Parish, about 4 1/2 miles northwest of Shiloh, on the line of the recently constructed southern extension of the Arkansas Southern Railroad. The officials of this road purchased 160 to 200 acres of land there and established the … Continue reading Sale of Town Lots in Bernice