The Mysterious Alexander White

DFH Volume 1 Issue 12 Until this article, we have focused our stories on the Dayton family and for no one older than Wilber and Jessie.  However, Alexander White’s life and death is so intriguing that what I know of it must be told.  I asked Chester, Wilber, Jr and Paul […]

Wilbur Vs. Wilber

I had seen my Grandpa Dayton’s name spelled Wilber and Wilbur, and it always confused me. Recently I set about to settle,once, and for all time, which way was right.  I wish I hadn’t.  Now I’m more confused than ever.  I remember my dad insisting that it was spelled Wilb(ur). […]

Part 2 Going North, Y’all

DFH Volume 1 Issue 11 By David Hayes One of the biggest adjustments for us was the difference in the flora and fauna.  We couldn’t get over all the trees and mountains and greenery. Accustomed to the arid climate with little rain in Texas, we mostly ran around in shorts […]

The Charles Alexander Dayton Family

DFH Volume 1 Issue 11 Much has already been written in previous publications of this newsletter about the Rev. Charles A. “Chop” Dayton, long-time pastor and administrator in the Wesleyan Methodist Church.  However very little has been written about the rest of his family.  Charles married Gladys MacDonald Feb 3, […]

The Apocalypse

DFH Volume 1 Issue 10 by Jim Dayton The scariest moment of my life was about 1958 near the height of the cold war with Russia (U.S.S.R.).  I was about 10 years old.  We used to have bomb drills at school, a getting-down-on-all-fours spell under our desks.  I guess the […]

The Rapture

DFH Volume 1 Issue 10 by Cammie Luckey When I lived in the Corinth parsonage, my parents were often away on church business at the time I should arrive home from the little K-1st brick school house on Main St.  I was no older than seven, probably six. It was […]