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Lott Paulk

December 26, 2019
Lott.

Lott Paulk was a farmer, county commissioner, and community philanthropist. He was never one to mince words, but he was a fair and generous man. As he began farming in the early 1900s, he actually farmed with mules, not tractors, so to say he was a hard worker is an understatement. He and his wife,…

Rachel

December 12, 2019

Rachel Vickers married Lott Paulk in 1908 at the age of 18 and became a mother, housewife, and helper on the family farm. Rachel and Lott raised five children to adulthood, although she also gave birth to four who would not live past the age of two. Jacob was their youngest child.  Rachel and Lott…

Hugo

November 28, 2019
Hugo.

In the 1920s, churches would hold “proms” where young ladies could make a picnic lunch to be auctioned off to the highest-bidding young man, who would have the honor of enjoying that picnic with the young lady. Hugo Handley had his eye on Pearl Ross, so he purchased her picnic basket for the opportunity to…

Pearl

November 14, 2019

In the 1920s, churches would hold “proms” where young ladies could make a picnic lunch to be auctioned off to the highest-bidding young man, who would have the honor of enjoying that picnic with the young lady. Hugo Handley had his eye on Pearl Ross, so he purchased her picnic basket for the opportunity to…

Juliette

October 31, 2019

Juliette’s full given name was Gladys Juliette Handley, but in grade school she decided to change her name. Apparently, some of the boys in her class called her “Happy Bottom” as their interpretation of Gladys. If you’re wondering where they came up with such a phrase, just say “Gladys” slowly with a strong southern accent…