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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Will Is So Handsome

Our grandnephew, Will, is adorable. But he's going to be someone's heart throb as he is so goodlooking. His mother snapped this photo with her cell phone and the quality wasn't very good (as in a small size file so not enough pixels to make it good and sharp). So I gave it a little glow and kept it small on the page so it wouldn't pixelate. I used a fade in from the side in Adobe Photoshop Elements graphic frames. I used some overlays over the cloud paper for the distressed look. I used white cloud stitching to sort of emboss it. Then I used the elements for the vignettes. Considering the low quality of the original picture file, I think I was able to catch the effect I was looking for.


Savannah Got A Haircut For The Summer

Our grandniece, Savannah, had long hair when school got out. But it's hot here and her mother took her for a haircut so it's at her shoulders and she took some before and after photos. She was wearing a pink flamingo shirt so I went with that for the theme. Here is the digital scrapbook page I did of her haircut.


Katie Had A Hectic Day

Our niece, Katie, has a newborn about 3 weeks old and a toddler who is learning potty training. She made a comment on Facebook about what a hectic day she had on her first day by herself with both children. Her husband had returned to work so it was her first day with both children by herself. She said the morning went smoothly but the afternoon had the baby crying and her toddler overflowing the commode as she used the potty for the first time for #2 and flushed it 8 times before Katie was aware it was overflowing. She handled it great and her family and friends were leaving funny comments and encouragements on Facebook and I had to find some way to scrap this funny story!

I used a photo of her toddler with her hair all messy from playing and a photo of her newborn, Blaire. But how to incorporate the overflowing commode and the hectic life of a mother with 2 small children. So I did some searches among clipart and found 4 to use. One was an overflowing commode, the second was a toddler unrolling toilet paper, the third was a crying baby and the fourth was a vintage mother in dress and heels cleaning. I pulled them up in Adobe Photoshop Elements. I colored in and cut out the parts of the cartoon clip art I wanted to use and pasted them on my paper. I used Adobe masks for Reagan's photo and the aqua cloud paper. I copied all the fun Facebook comments for the journaling. I used doodled elements and messy stitch elements to try to give it the messy look. I'm really proud of the result. I think I captured the whole sense I was looking for. Even the vintage "Mom" in her ruffled apron, dress and heels was a response to how people tend to think mother's can do it all and be gorgeous and perfect too. Of course, my niece, is gorgeous, sweet and keeps up with a full time job as an elementary school teacher (she was Teacher of the Year last year), being a mother and keeping up their nice home (with the help of her wonderful husband, Dustin, of course). So although she probably doesn't clean the commode while wearing a dress, heels and ruffled, starched apron, she comes close! We love you Katie!


Little Francis Fishburne Cooner, Jr.

I came across a sad story today that I had to share. I was researching one of Stan's lines, the Harris line, when I came across this story. There is no blood relationship to the Cooner family.

To describe the tenuous relationship and how I came to the story, I'll set the stage.

Stan is a descendant of Samuel G. Harris and Tryphena Harris through F. Matthew Harris. But they also had a son named James Coger Harris who married Frances Logan Shell. They had a daughter named Hesterann Catherine Harris who married Thomas M. Whiteside. They had a son named John W. Whiteside who married Sarah Agnes Hamilton. John W. Whiteside died young and she remarried to her sister's husband, Martin Maxwell Wells. Martin had been married to Lenora "Nora" Jeanette Hamilton, Sarah Agnes Hamilton's sister. Martin and Nora had Lenora "Nora" Hamilton Wells who married Francis P. Fishburne Cooner, Sr. and they had little Francis Fishburne Cooner, Jr. As you can see, this is not a blood relationship to the Harris line but it was researching the Harris line that I came across the story of little Francis Cooner.

Let's look at his family.

I pointed out earlier that John W. Whiteside died young and his wife married her widowed brother-in-law, Martin Wells. What happened to John W. Whiteside?

John W. Whiteside was born 3/30/1878 in Union County, SC to Thomas M. Whiteside (1830-1905) and Hesterann Catherine Harris (1839-1908). He married Sarah Agnes Hamilton (9/1/1882 in White Oak, Fairfield County, SC to Archibald "Archie" James Hamilton and Eliza Jane Milling; DOD 11/27/1963 in Columbia, Richland County, SC).

John W. Whiteside died 10/27/1916 in a train wreck near Union Station, GA.

Greenwood Daily Journal, Greenwood, SC, 10/28/1916, Pg 4, "Mr. J.W. Whiteside Killed In Railway Accident"
Brother of Mrs. Martin Wells Meets Tragic Death On Georgia Road - Engineer Also Killed
Friends in Greenwood were greatly shocked to learn of the death of Mr. John W. Whiteside in a wreck on the Georgia Road near Union Station, Ga., yesterday morning. He, with the engineer, Mr. David B. Printup, and John Curry, colored, were pinned under the engine and killed.
Mr. Whiteside's remains will arrive tonight on the 7:30 C and W C train from Augusta and will be taken to the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Martin Wells, on Park Street. Interment will be made in Edgewood Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Engineer Printup was a brother of Mr. Dan Printup, a C and W C engineer who is well known in Greenwood.
The Augusta Chronicle today published the following account of the disaster:
"Passenger train No. 1 on the Georgia Railroad crashed into an open switch about 200 yards this side of Union Point Station Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock, derailing the engine, tender, mail car and baggage coach, and instantly killing Engineer David Printup, Machinist Jno. W. Whiteside, and Fireman John Curry, colored, all of Augusta.
"The three victims were pinned beneath the engine when it turned over, and crushed to death. The baggage car and mail car also turned over, and the Express Messenger B.T. Hubert received a slight cut on the shoulder, but is not seriously injured. The postal clerk, T.N. Colley, escaped uninjured as did the conductor, W.C. Clary.
"The passenger cars did not leave the track and there were no injuries among the passengers.
"The train had left Augusta at 7:30 a.m. bound for Atlanta. The east switch, a short distance this side of Union Point station was supposed to have been closed so that the train would keep on the main line. The fact that the train dashed into the siding instead of keeping to the main line would indicate that the switch was either defective or had been tampered with.
"Anticipating that the switch was closed, the engineer did not slow up when approaching it, thinking his train would keep to the main line; consequently when the engine turned into the siding, without lowering the speed, it was thrown from the track.
"The wrecking crew, which left immediately for the scene of the disaster, accompanied by Superintendent W.S. Brand, learned after reaching Union Point that only an hour before the wreck an engine had passed over the main line without running into the siding, which leads them to the belief that the switch had been tampered with by a careless, irresponsible party.
"Mr. John W. Whiteside, the machinist who was killed in the wreck, had been with the Georgia for a number of years, and was highly regarded by his employers as well as by numerous friends. He was 38 years of age. He resided at 1838 Fenwick Street, with his wife who before her marriage, was Miss Sarah Hamilton, of Greenwood, S.C. There are no children."

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John W. Whiteside
Birth: Mar. 30, 1878, Union County, South Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 27, 1916, Union Point, Greene County, Georgia, USA
Family links:
Parents:
Thomas M. Whiteside (1830 - 1905)
Hester C. Harris Whiteside (1839 - 1908)
Spouse:nSarah Agnes Hamilton Wells (1882 - 1963)
Siblings:
Corrie Whiteside Asbury (____ - 1944)
Calvin Clingman Whiteside (1858 - 1918)
Mary Emma Whiteside Bewley (1860 - 1940)
Elizabeth L Whitesides Sparks (1861 - 1931)
Beulah Whiteside Dorroh (1865 - 1945)
James T Whiteside (1869 - 1919)
Burial: Edgewood Cemetery, Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA
Created by: Share It
Record added: Jan 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103612314

Lenora Jeanette Hamilton was born 5/15/1880 in SC to Archibald James Hamilton and Eliza Jane Milling. She married Martin Maxwell Wells who was born 1/29/1877 in Greenwood County, SC. They had 3 children that I'm aware of:

1) Annie Laurie Wells (DOB 2/14/1908 in SC; DOD 9/29/1983 in Richmond County, GA) married George Walker Mobley, Sr.

2) Lenora "Nora" Hamilton Wells (DOB 2/27/1912 in SC; DOD 4/27/1989 in Greenwood County, SC) married Frances P. Fishburne Cooner, Sr. (DOB 12/4/1908 in SC; DOD 5/4/1978 in Greenwood County, SC). They had Lenora Wells Cooner, Agnes Cooner, Francis Fishburne Cooner, Jr., Martin Wells Cooner.

3) Josephine "Josie" Ball Wells (DOB 11/25/1914 in Greenwood County, SC; DOD 8/17/2001) married Cronic.

Lenora Jeanette Hamilton died in the Spanish Flu epidemic.

SC Death Certificate #21131, Registration District #23a, Registered #102, Lenora Hamilton Wells, DOD 10/12/1918 in 215 Parks St, Greenwood, Greenwood County, SC
Female, White, Married, DOB 5/15/1880 in SC, 38 yrs old
Father: Archey Hamilton (sic), born in SC
Mother: Alice J. Milling (sic), born in SC
Informant: Sarah A. Whiteside, Greenwood, SC
DOD 10/12/1918 at 8:30 pm
Cause of death: Lobar pneumonia with other contributing factor as influenza
Buried: 10/14/1918 in Edgewood Cemetery

With Martin Wells' wife dead and Sarah Agnes Hamilton Whiteside's husband dead, they were living together in the 1920 U.S. Census along with Sarah's younger sister, Nell Whiteside, and Martin's 3 children. He is listed as a traveling auditor so I would imagine he needed child care and housekeeping and the two sisters pitched in. Eventually he married Sarah Agnes.

1920 U.S. Census of Park Street, Greenwood, Greenwood County, SC,Roll: T625_1694; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 81; Image: 316, Lines 60-65, "Martin M. Wells"
Martin M. Wells, Head, Owns home free of mortgage, M(ale), W(hite), 43 yrs old, Widowed, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Traveling auditor for the railroad
Annie Laurie Wells, Daughter, F, W, 11 yrs old, Attends school, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Lenora Wells, Daughter, F, W, 8 yrs old, Attends school, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Josie B. Wells, Daughter, F, W, 5 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Sarah Whiteside, Sister-in-law, F, W, 37 yrs old, Widowed, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Nell Whiteside, Boarder, F, W, 21 yrs old, Single, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, stenographer for lumber company

We will leave Martin and Sarah Agnes Wells now and go to Martin and Lenora Wells' daughter, little Lenora Hamilton Wells. The name of Lenora is repeated in generations so I use the full name. Nora Hamilton Wells was born 2/27/1912 in SC and married Francis P. Cooner (DOB 12/4/1908 in SC). They had 4 known children:

1) Lenora Wells Cooner

2) Agnes Cooner (DOB 10/19/1934 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, SC; DOD 6/13/2015 in Greenwood County, SC) married Robert Benton Nickles.

3) Francis Fishburne Cooner, Jr. (DOB 10/26/1936 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, SC; DOD 5/30/1941 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, SC)

4) Martin Wells Cooner

And now we are ready to share the sad, tragic story of what happened to little Francis Fishburne Cooner, Jr. who died at just 4 yrs old.

The Index Journal, Greenwood, SC, 6/5/1941, Pg 13, "Negro Boy Does Heroic Deed"
David Ruff Saved Francis Cooner, Jr., From Death In Barn
David Ruff, 13-year-old negro boy, is being given high praise for his heroic attempt last Thursday afternoon to save the life of little Francis Cooner and his success in getting the little boy out of a burning barn at the Cooner home near Connie Maxwell Orphanage. Little Francis, four and a half years old, and his younger brother, Martin Wells Cooner, two and a half, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Cooner, were playing in the barn as they often did. A fire starting in a pile of straw soon had the inside of the building a roaring furnace and the younger child ran to safety, but Francis was trapped in the loft. David happened to go to the barn for a drink of ice water, realized immediately the danger and climbed to the roof of the shed with a hatchet and removed a number of weather boards from which Francis escaped, but he already had been badly blistered from the intense heat and injured from the dense smoke and he died the next day. David was modest in talking about his unusual feat for a boy of his age. "I knew Francis couldn't get out and I climbed the fence at the barn and up on the top and I cut off the boards. I heard him crying and saying he was mighty hot. When he got through the hole I cut I helped him down to the ground. I didn't get nervous or scared, but I worked fast." Members of the family have expressed deep appreciation of David's heroic act and will reward him. The story of his valiant efforts also have been reported to the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission for Investigation.

The Index Journal, Greenwood, SC, 5/31/1941, Pg 13, "Cooner Child Dies Of Burns" Funeral Services Tomorrow For Francis Fishburne Cooner, Jr.
Little Francis Fishburne Cooner, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs Francis Cooner, died at the Greenwood hospital last night at eight-thirty o'clock from the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Wells of 215 Park Street, interment following in Magnolia cemetery. Dr. R.C. Long will be in charge of the rites. Little Francis, an unusually bright and lovable child, was four years of age, having been born on the 26th of October, 1936. Through his sweet and attractive disposition, he had formed a number of little friends in his neighborhood who will miss him greatly. Mrs. Cooner was the former Miss Nora Wells of this city. Mr. Cooner is bookkeeper at the Planters Hardware company. Both are well known throughout the county and their many friends sympathize deeply with them in their loss. Besides his parents, the child is survived by one little brother, Martin Wells Cooner, two sisters, Lenora Wells Cooner and Agnes Hamilton Cooner, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Wells, Greenwood, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Cooner, Greenwood. Serving as active pallbearers will be Edward Snead, Henry Ellenberg, John Anderson, Jack Wells, and Jack Anderson. The honorary escort will be composed of a number of his little friends of the Connie Maxwell Orphanage.

My heart just hurt thinking of the poor little boy and his family. And I wanted to know what happened to his rescuer, David Ruff. Unfortunately, I didn't find any more about him. I tried to find a David Ruff born in 1928 living in Greenwood County, SC but had no luck. I guess it's possible that he is still alive at 89 yrs old. Maybe he didn't stay in Greenwood County, SC. Was he even one of the orphans from the Connie Maxwell Orphanage mentioned in the articles? It was next door and it said that little Francis Cooner had friends in the orphanage who were his "honorary escort" at his funeral. Francis' parents are dead now. Francis Cooner, Sr. died 5/4/1978 in Greenwood, SC and his wife, Lenora Hamilton Wells, died 4/27/1989 in Greenwood, SC. I know his sister, Agnes Cooner died in 2015. Lenora Wells Cooner and Martin Wells Cooner may still be alive as I didn't find a death source for them. So maybe his siblings had good, long lives. I'm sure losing little Francis was a horrible experience for them.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Brett's Field Day At School

Our grandnephew, Brett, did well in his Field Day sports. His mother said he played hard! Afterwards she took him for a popsicle and snapped this picture. He's grown so much! Here is my digital scrapbook page about his field day. The background of his picture was a bad metal building so I cut it out and put a snazzy background. For colors I chose to use the neon orange in his tshirt, the purple from the background and a neon pink to match his popsicle. The other color was beige blonde from his hair. I chose the background paper because of the colors and yet it has a rough, dragged texture. I used the hexagon stamp and stitching in blonde to go along with the geometric in the background of his picture. I chose daisies and clover because that's what grows in fields and it was "Field Day". The gel frame and looping cord made it fun. I hope I captured the zany, bright fun that he had on his Field Day!


Monday, June 05, 2017

Cash At The Beach

Evans and Chelsea took Cash to the beach. I loved this picture! Our little grandnephew is so little but he thinks he's so big and he just looks so exhilarated and self confident here. I had the colors from his swim trunks and the background ocean to deal with so I selected grays, beiges, blues and yellows with a smidgen of the bright pink (the pink stripe in his shorts). The sun and sand are not in the picture but I represented them in the yellows and the sand scatter. I used a quote from Jonathon Livingstone Seagull that captures how happy and self confident he looks. Always be yourself little man and feel great about being yourself!


Ryan Is Five!

Our grandnephew, Ryan, turned five years old. Our niece, Jenny, got these great photos of him and I loved them so here is the digital scrapbook page I made for his birthday. This is not your typical birthday page with birthday presents, cake and balloons. I did add some birthday candles but it's more a focus page on him honoring his birthday. These pics are just so representative of him. I adore his little sprinkle of freckles on that adorable nose! The freckles, the sun kissed cheeks, the dirt, the sunshine and green grass, the hair flipping in the breeze and the bottom picture has his thoughtful look with his mouth sort of quirked like he does when he's thinking. Love this little boy!


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Vallie Harris and Walter Taylor Marsh

Vallie Harris was born 3/16/1887 in Union County, SC to Joseph Oscar Harris (DOB 3/11/1859 in Union County, SC; DOD 4/4/1927 in Union County, SC) and Sarah "Sallie" Jane ? (DOB 10/29/1866 in SC; DOD 4/30/1904 in Union County, SC).

Joseph Oscar Harris was the son of James Marion Harris (1834-1865) and Sarah Ann Bevil (1835-1889). James Marion Harris was an older brother to Stan's 2 Great Grandfather, Gamewell Calhoun Harris. Vallie Harris would have been Stan's 2nd cousin two times removed so it's a distant relationship.

Vallie Harris' name was also spelled Vellie Harris, Valeria Harris, Valorie Harris. Her father, Joseph Oscar Harris was married twice. He was married to Nancy "Nannie" Jane Mitchell (DOB 4/7/1970 in SC; DOD 8/9/1916 in SC). They had 9 children: Ola Permelia Harris, Ernest Marion "Huck" Harris, Ella Harris, Bernice Harris, William Jennings Bryan Harris, Pearl Harris, Joseph Oscar Teague Harris Jr., Lula Bell "Babe" Harris, Iris Virginia Harris. He married Sarah "Sallie" Jane ? and they had 5 children: Edward Washington Harris, Annie McCain Harris, Vallie Harris, James Wallace Harris, Mahala Harris.

1900 U.S. Census of Enumeration District : 0072; Columbia Ward 4, Richland County, South Carolina; Roll: 1540; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0092; FHL microfilm: 1241540, Description: Pinckney Township (pt), That part of Township south of public road leading from Jonesville by Kelley's and Bentley's to Calvert's store, thence to Pinckney ferry by Union road, Family #294, Lines 95-100, "Joseph C. Harris" (sic)
Joseph C. Harris, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Mar, 1859, 41 yrs old, Widowed, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer, Can read and write
Jamie Harris, Son, W, M, Born Jan, 1882, 17 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm laborer
Edward Harris, Son, W, M, Born Apr, 1884, 16 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm laborer
Cellie Harris (sic, Vellie or Vallie Harris), Daughter, W, F, Born Mar, 1887, 13 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, At School
William Roberts, Hired, W, M, Born Jul, 1863, 36 yrs old, Widowed, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm laborer
Guilford Foster, Hired, B(lack), M, Born Sept, 1886, 13 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm laborer

I could not find her or her family in the 1910 U.S. Census. She married Walter Taylor Marsh about 1911 in Union County, SC. Walter Taylor Marsh was born Abt 1869 in SC to Malcolm Marsh and Sarah Martin.

1870 U.S. Census of Fourth, Richland County, South Carolina; Roll: M593_1507; Page: 273B; Image: 341672; Family History Library Film: 553006, Lines 32-37, "Malcom Marsh" (sic)
Malcom Marsh, 45 yrs old (DOB 1825), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $0 Real Estate Value, $300 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Sariah Marsh, 45 yrs old (DOB 1825), F, W, Keeping house, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Jesse Marsh, 15 yrs old (DOB 1855), M, W, Farm laborer, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Henry Marsh, 11 yrs old (DOB 1859), M, W, Farm laborer, Born in SC
Martha Marsh, 7 yrs old (DOB 1863), F, W, Farm laborer, Born in SC
Walker Marsh, 3 yrs old (DOB 1867), M, W, At home, Born in SC

1880 U.S. Census of Center, Richland, South Carolina; Roll: 1238; Family History Film: 1255238; Page: 173A; Enumeration District: 158, Lines 8-13, "Malcomb Marsh" (sic)
Malcomb Marsh, W(hite), M(ale), 45 yrs old (DOB 1835), Father, Married, Farmer, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Sarah Marsh, W, F, 50 yrs old (DOB 1830), Wife, Married, Keeping house, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Jessie Marsh, W,M, 26 yrs old (DOB 1854), Son, Single, Farmer, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
Walter Taylor Marsh, W, M, 12 yrs old (DOB 1868), Son, Single, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC
Pat Derricks, W, M, 27 yrs old (DOB 1853), Son-in-law, Married, Married within the year, Farm laborer, Born in Ireland, Both parents born in Ireland
Martha Louisa Derricks, W, F, 18 yrs old (DOB 1862), Daughter, Married, Married within the year, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC


Walter Taylor Marsh first married Alice Ophelia Dowie. She was born 12/7/1869 in SC to Robert J. Dowie and Emma Martin. They had 4 children:

1) Archie McCraney Marsh (DOB 12/23/1887 in Columbia, Richland County, SC; DOD 3/1/1965 in Columbia, Richland County, SC) married to Azilee Esther Odom (DOB 4/15/1895 in SC; DOD 2/1970 in Columbia, Richland County, SC). They had 4 children:

.....1) Edna Catherine Marsh (DOB 2/28/1915 in Columbia, Richland County, SC; DOD 5/6/1989 in Columbia, Richland County, SC) married ? Felts.

.....2) Ruby Mae Marsh (DOB 9/23/1917 in Columbia, Richland County, SC; DOD 4/25/2003 in Columbia, Richland County, SC) married George Woodrow Stoudemire, Sr.

.....3) Leonard Odom Marsh (DOB 1/11/1922 in SC; DOD 4/23/2011 in Columbia, Richland County, SC) married Margaret Louise Harrington.

.....4) Earle McCranny Marsh (DOB 8/25/1926 in SC; DOD 10/31/2005 in Leesville, Lexington County, SC) married Margaret R.

2) Dr. Walter Talley Marsh (DOB 5/25/1889 in SC; DOD 8/7/1929 in Columbia, Richland County, SC) married Ella Virginia Radcliff (DOB 11/10/1892 in SC; DOD 3/21/1968 in West Columbia, Lexington County, SC). Dr. Walter Talley Marsh was killed when he he got his car stuck in some sand. He and his family got out, another car approached at a high rate of speed and Dr. Marsh tried to flag it down but was hit and penned between his car and the other car, basically crushing his lower body and he died of shock. They had 5 children:

.....1) Virginia Caroline Marsh (DOB 11/26/1913 in SC; DOD 7/1979 in Columbia, Richland County, SC) married George Andrew Smyser (DOB 4/21/1946 in Columbia, Richland County, SC; DOD 12/18/2014 in Columbia, Richland County, SC) and 2nd Ervin Sylvester Ketner (DOB 1867 in ? ; DOD 11/21/1925 in Richland County, SC).

.....2) Dorothy Aileen Marsh (DOB 6/17/1916 in Columbia, Richland County, SC; DOD 5/9/2003 in ? ) married ? Holton and ? Coates.

.....3) Walter Talley Marsh (DOB Abt 1921 in SC; DOD 3/31/1938 in Orangeburg County, SC). He was only 16 yrs old but had an accident with his bicycle and the wound became infected and went into his blood stream and he died of cardiac failure from streptococcus blood infection.

.....4) Calvert Marsh (DOB 1925 in SC; living) married ?

.....5) Marion William Marsh (DOB 8/8/1927 in Columbia, Richland County, SC; DOD 2/13/1993 in Columbia, Richland County, SC) married ?

3) Margaret "Maggie" L. Marsh (DOB 6/1890 in SC; DOD 6/21/1920 in Richland County, SC) married John David Walling (DOB 4/10/1881 in SC; DOD 6/10/1944 in Richland County, SC).  Maggie Marsh Walling died of post partum hemorrhage after childbirth. They had one son: Walter David Walling (DOB 6/21/1920 in Columbia, Richland County, SC; DOD 1/14/1991 in Columbia, Richland County, SC).

4) Caroline "Carrie" Marsh (DOB 8/16/1892 in SC; DOD 5/1975 in Columbia, Richland County, SC) married James Marion Broome (DOB 9/16/1894 in Blythewood, Richland County, SC; DOD 2/3/1949 in Columbia, Richland County, SC). They had 1 child: Ophelia Broome (DOB 11/28/1917 in Columbia, Richland County, SC; DOD 1/10/1999 in ? ).


1900 U.S. Census of Columbia Ward 4, Richland, South Carolina; Roll: 1540; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0092; FHL microfilm: 1241540, Lines 10-15, "Taylor W. Marsh"
Taylor W. Marsh, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Nov, 1869, 30 yrs old, Married 14 yrs (DOM 1886), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Police, Can read and write, Rents home
Phelia Marsh, Wife, W, F, Born Sept, 1869, 30 yrs old, Married 14 yrs, 4 children with 4 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Archie Marsh, Son, W, M, Born Dec, 1887, 12 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC Talley Marsh, Son, W, M, Born May, 1889, 11 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC Maggie Marsh, Daughter, W, F, Born Jun, 1890, 9 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Carrie Marsh, Daughter, W, F, Born Dec, 1982, 7 yr sold, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

Alice Ophelia Dowie Marsh died 8/30/1901 in Union County, SC. She is buried in the Kelly Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, SC.

Obituary of Alice Ophelia Dowie Marsh
Death of Mrs. Marsh
The Young Wife of an Officer Passes Away
At 1:25 o'clock yesterday morning, after an illness extending over the greater part of two months, Mrs. Ophelia Marsh, wife of Police Officer W.T. Marsh, died at her home on Lumber Street. She was quite a young woman being just 32 years of age. She leaves behind four motherless little ones. The deceased lady was a sister of Police Officer Dowie. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at St. Timothy's chapel, of which Mrs. Marsh was a faithful communicant and earnest church worker, being conducted by the Rev. Harold Thomas. The interment was in the Kelly burying ground about four miles from the city.
The pallbearers were Messrs D.B. Sloane, R.C. Nash, W.J. Wood, S.N. Long, C.W. Hedgepath and W.H. Clayton.

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Alice Ophelia Dowie Marsh
Birth: Dec. 7, 1869
Death: Aug. 30, 1901
Family links: Spouse: Walter Taylor Marsh (1869 - 1941)
Burial: Kelly Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Created by: Dean
Record added: May 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37096973

1910 U.S. Census of Militia District 5, Chatham, Georgia; Roll: T624_178; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0079; FHL microfilm: 1374191, Lines 33-34, "Fred A. Lightbody"
Fred A. Lightbody, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 24 yrs old, Single, Born in GA, Father born in Scotland, Mother born in Ireland, Cafe clerk in cafe, Can read and write, Rents home
Walter Marsh, Boarder, M(ale), W(hite), 41 yrs old (DOB 1869), Widowed, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC, Town policeman, Can read and write

Walter T. Marsh married Vallie Harris.

1920 U.S. Census of Trenholm Road, School District 4, Richland County, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1707; Page: 34B; Enumeration District: 98; Image: 1001, Lines 88-89, "Walter T. Marsh"
Walter T. Marsh, Head, Owns home with mortgage, M(ale), W(hite), 49 yrs old (DOB 1871), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Policeman rural
Valeria Marsh, Wife, F, W, 32 yrs old (DOB 1888), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

1930 U.S. Census of Olympia, Richland County, South Carolina; Roll: 2209; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0041; Image: 915.0; FHL microfilm: 2341943, Lines 7-9, "Taylor Marsh"
Taylor Marsh, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 60 yrs old (DOB 1870), Married at age 18 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer
Vallie Marsh, Wife, F, W, 41 yrs old (DOB 1889), Married at age 24 yrs old (DOM 1911), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents bonr in SC
Walter Marsh, Son, M, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1921), Attends school, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC (This is Walter Talley Marsh son of Dr. Walter Talley Marsh and Ella Virginia Radcliff and he died in 1938.)

I couldn't find them in the 1940 U.S. Census.

Walter T. Marsh died 9/3/1941 in White Rock, Richland County, SC.
SC Death Certificate #14944, Registration District #3802, Walter Taylor Marsh, DOD 9/3/1941 in White Rock, Richland County, SC
Male, White, Widowed (sic ? ), DOB (blank) in Richland County, SC, 72 yrs old (DOB 1869)
Occupation: Retired
Father: Malcolm Marsh, born in Richland County, SC
Mother: Sarah, born in (blank)
Informant: A. McC. Marsh (brother), Columbia, SC
DOD 9/3/1941
Cause of death: Laryngeal diptheria
Buried: 9/4/1941 in Columbia, SC

Vallie Harris Marsh married her half sister's widower, David Usra Alman. David was born 4/1/1890 in SC and he married 1st Ola Permelia Harris (DOB 1/15/1893 in Union County, SC; DOD 1/25/1944 in Greenville, Greenville County, SC). Ola Parmelia Harris was the daughter of Joseph Oscar Harris and Nancy "Nannie" Jane Mitchell while Vallie Harris was the daughter of Joseph Oscar and Sarah "Sallie" Jane ? . Ola and Vallie had the same father but different mothers. Ola and David U. Allman had 4 children: Bernice Lucille Allman, Maggie Evelyn Allman, Joseph Everette Allman, Meredith Elizabeth Allman.

Anyway, Vallie married David U. Alman in 1944. She died on 7/27/1958 in Monarch, Union County, SC (at home).
SC Death Certificate #58-013723, Registration District #4107, Registrar's #139, Vellie Harris Alman, DOD 7/27/1958 in Monarch, Union County, SC
Female, White, Married to D.U. Alman, DOB 3/16/1887 in Union County, SC, 71 yrs old
Father: J.O. Harris, Mother: Sallie Harris, Informant: D.U. Alman, Monarch, SC
DOD 7/27/1958 at 5:00pm
Cause of death: Carcinoma of pancreas
Buried: 7/28/1958 in Foster Chapel Church, Union County, SC

Obituary of Vallie Harris Marsh Allman, The Greenville News, Greenville, SC, 7/28/1958, Pg 12
Mrs. D.U. Alman
Union-Mrs. Vallie Harris Marsh Alman, 71, died Sunday at 12:05 a.m. at her home on Rt 5, Union, after an illness of five months.
Born in Union County, she was a daughter of the late J.O. and Sallie Harris. Mrs. Alman was twice married, her first husband being the late W.T. Marsh of Columbia. In 1944 she was married to D.U. Alman of Union. Mrs. Alman was a member of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church.
Surviving besides her husband, are two step-daughters, Mrs. Bernice Cooper of Pelzer and Mrs. Meredith Fortner of Charleston; one step-son, Everett Alman of Clinton; four half-sisters, Mrs. John Bentley of Rt 4, Union, Mrs. Fant Faucette of Union, Mrs. Perno Heade of Union and Mrs. Jack Parris of Spartanburg; and two half-brothers, Ernest Harris of Escondido, Calif., and Joe Harris of Rt. 4, Union.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Monday at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church by the Rev. John G. Hicks and the Rev. J.C. Lowe. Burial will be in Foster's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Honorary escort will be members of the Men's Bible Class of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church.
The body is at the home on Rt 5, Union, where it will remain until 4 p.m. Monday when it will be taken to the church.
S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge.

David Usra Alman died 9/23/1961 in Pelzer, Anderson County, SC.

Obituary of D.U. Allman, The Greenville News, Greenville, SC, 12/24/1961, Pg 34
D.U. Allman
Pelzer-D.U. Allman, 71, of Union, died Saturday at 10:20 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O.C. Cooper of Pelzer.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Holcombe Funeral Home of Union.


Wallace T. Marsh was a policeman and I found some interesting newspaper articles that mention him.
Note: Yeggman is slang for a person who breaks open safes, a burglar.


The Greenville News, Greenville, SC, 4/27/1913, Pg 1 and Pg 3, "Famous Yeggman Makes Escape From Governor's Office"
Made Getaway While Officers Waied For Him In Anteroom
"Portland Ned" Gains Liberty
Noted Crook and Burglar was in Private Office of Governor Blease, Having Been Granted Parole Friday-Executive Left Office for a Few Moments, and on His Return Found Man Had Disappeared-Mystery Surrounds Affair.
(By Joe Sparks)
Columbia, April 26-While Richland county deputies acting as United States marshals waited in the anteroom to serve warrants, James Johnson, known as "Portland Ned," one of the most desperate yeggmen (a person who breaks open safes, a burglar) in the country, escaped from the private office of the governor of South Carolina today at noon. Johnson was paroled yesterday by the governor, but was held pending word from United States post office inspectors. This morning Johnson, upon order of the governor was carried to the State house for a conference with the governor. The governor left his private office to give some information to newspaper correspondents, leaving Johnson in the private office. When the governor returned it was found that the yeggman had walked through a door into the hallway and to liberty.
R. Beverley Sloan, United States commissioner here notified the Columbia police and the search for the prisoner was begun. "Portland Ned" is wanted by the postal authorities on several charges and it was the intention of the marshals to make the arrest this afternoon.
"Portland Ned" was convicted in Spartanburg county in 1911 on the charge of house breaking and larceny and was sentenced to serve 10 years in the State penitentiary. He was convicted following the completion of a 7 year term in the federal prison at Atlanta. The two terms were given for blowing the safe of the Enoree Manufacturing company in Spartanburg county when $10,000 was secured. The federal term was given for stealing some stamps from the post office at the same time.
R. Beverley Sloan, United States commissioner made the following statement: "Capt. Sondley telephoned me today from the penitentiary that the governor had requested that James Johnson be sent to his office. I immediately communicated with the sheriff's office and deputized H. S. Hipp, to serve the bench warrant as the sheriff was out of town. I instructed Mr. Hipp to go at once to the penitentiary and accompany the prisoner to the governor's office. He took a Mr. Hellams along with him to assist him. Mr. Hipp says that they went to the governor's office along with Mr. Robbins from the penitentiary who had the prisoner in charge. I am informed that upon arriving at the governor's office the governor forbade Mr. Hipp to serve the warrant and ordered him out of his office. As to the truth of this I can not say. The governor's private secretary telephoned to me and I at once went to the governor's office, taking with me a warrant sworn out by H.T. Gregory, post office inspector and in company with Deputy Marshall Senn. I was informed, and was shown telegrams the governor had from Judge H.A.M. Smith, United States Marshall J. Duncan Adams, District Attorney Cochran, substantially to the effect that there were no other charges against James Johnson. In justice to Gove. Blease I will say that these telegrams were in response to other telegrams he sent these parties before the parole was granted. When I arrived at the governor's office I immediately sent in to him the warrant which Inspector Gregory had sworn out. At this time I understand that the governor was in conference with James Johnson in his office. I could not get access to him. Immediately I sent Mr. Cochran the following telegram: "Have warrant sworn out for James Johnson by Gregory on 26th February, 1913. Wire governor at once." I then turned the two warrants over to Mr. Senn and instructed him to wait at the governor's office until Johnson came out. I came back to my office and called Mr. Cochran up over the telephone. He informed me that  he had wired the governor to please detain Johnson. But I am sure that the governor did not receive this telegram until after the prisoner escaped. My recollection is that at the time I was talking to Cochran over the telephone Mr. Senn came to my office and told me the prisoner had escaped. He stated that he was in the governor's anteroom and the governor came out of his private office to speak to a lady. The governor then went back into his private office and immediately returned to the anteroom and stated that Johnson had walked out of the door in his private office leading into the hall of the state house and could not be found. I called up the governor's office and verified Mr. Senn's report as to the fact that Johnson had escaped. I at once communicated with the Columbia police department and requested them to use every endeavor to apprehend Johnson. In addition I deputized W.T. Marsh a constable of this city, who know Johnson personally to serve the warrant.
"Portland Ned" has a national reputation as a crook of superlative daring. Detective Reed said that he took the criminal as the man for whom he alleged he endeavored to buy a pardon because he was the most dangerous man in the state penitentiary. The man of many aliases was convicted, chiefly through the efforts of Post Office Inspector Greogry, of robbing the post office in Enoree, in Spartanburg county, and he served seven years in the federal prison in Atlanta. When he was released he was turned over the South Carolina authorities, and he was tried in the circuit courts, convicted and given 10 years in the state penitentiary.
"Portland Ned" gained additional notoriety during the sessions of the dispensary investigation committee held in Augusta last summer. It was there that Detective Reed gave his sensational "dictagraph proof" of a conversation with Sam J. Nicholls, of Spartanburg. The conversation referring to the getting of a pardon for the prisoner, or Johnson, was held in Spartanburg. It was stated that Nicholls agreed to act as associate council in the endeavor to get a pardon for Johnson. Detective Reed stated that he represented himself as a Chicago lawyer and wanted to get Johnson freed because he was heir to a large estate in Chicago.

You can Google "James Johnson 'Portland Ned'" and find more articles on his illustrious criminal career. Here are a few more I found.

From the Laurens Advertiser, Laurens, SC, 9/9/1914, Pg 5


The Greensboro Patriot, Greensboro, NC, 9/24/1914



Now back to W.T. Marsh:

The Watchman and Southron, Sumter, SC, 11/22/1913, Pg 6, "Posse Shoots Negro"
Negro Chased By Hounds To Cane Brake On River-Armed With Pistol and Shotgun
Columbia, Nov 19-Edward Winbush, the negro who shot at Sheriff J.C. McCain, of Richland county last Monday night, was killed by a posse yesterday about 2 o'clock in a cane brake on Broad River near Frost, a station on the Southern railway. Winbush is said to have been in the act of shooting a member of the posse when he was cut down. His body was pierced by 17 bullets. The negro was about 26 years old and is reported to have borne a bad reputation. Winbush was armed with a pistol at the time he was killed and had shotgun shells in his pocket.
Last Monday night Sheriff McCain was riding on a Colonial Heights car when Winbush fired a pistol into the air. The sheriff ordered him to give up his gun and intended to place him under arrest. The negro, however got off the car and fired through a window at Mr. McCain. The sheriff chased Winbush, but he made his escape after the shooting Monday night.
Early Tuesday morning W.T. Marsh and J.N. Helms, rural policemen went to Winbush's house at 2114 Sumter street to arrest him. The negro ran out of the back door. It is said that he threatened to shoot Mr. McKinnon, who is employed at the Confederate infirmary.
Sheriff McCain telephoned to the penitentiary for bloodhounds, which were put on the negro's trail. He summoned a number of deputies and gave chase. The negro was finally cornered about 400 yards from Frost station on the Southern railway, in a cane brake on the bank of Broad River after he had been trailed for several hours. It is thought that he failed in an effort to get a bateau (a flat bottomed river boat) to take him across the river.
Members of the posse say that the negro started shooting as soon as he saw that he was surrounded.


The Newberry Weekly Herald, Newberry, SC, 8/22/1919, Pg 2, "Negro Chauffeurs Held For Murder"
Coroner's Jury Clears Killing of James Goodwin
The State, 19th
The jury investigating the death of James Goodwin returned a verdict last night to the effect, "that he came to his death by being knocked from his cart and being run over by automobiles driven by Robert King and Pink Williams." The jury recommended that King and Williams be held for murder.
Rural Officers George Weston and W.T. Marsh testified before the jury that Pink Williams, negro chauffeur, had made an open statement in which he declared that he and Robert King were traveling over the Garner's Ferry road and that King overtook him and passed by. King struck a cart as he cut to the right. King was confronted with William's statement and he admitted the truth of the confession.
Williams and King were arrested by the rural officers after Ernest McDaniel, negro employed at the Capital City Garage, had said King bought gasoline on the night of the collision to take to a car in Shandon. Williams offered to tell the truth and the officers heard his statement. After the two rural policeman had testified King and Williams said they had repeated the statement they gave.
Mr. Daniel testified that King came to the garage at about 1:00 o'clock Saturday morning, August 9 in a Buick car. He saw King when he pulled it upward. McDaniel said he spoke to King saying, "you done hit something." King did not reply and left the scene.
The jury was composed of R.B. Davis, C.T. Senn, R.N. Wood, R.V. Stiller, Mark Taylor, and J.P. Palmer.


The Greenville News, Greenville, SC, 10/19/1922, Pg 6, "Richland Officer Held Blameless In Shooting"
Columbia, SC, Oct 18-Rural Policeman W.T. Marsh acted in discharge of his duty when he fatally shot Roy Gibson, negro, at Lykesland Sunday, according to the verdict of the coroner's jury which tonight held an inquest. Gibson was shot after he had fired at the officer from a freight car, in which he had taken refuge after firing at Andrew Patterson, supervisor-elect of Richland county.


The Gaffney Ledger, Gaffney, SC, 4/29/1926, Pg 6, "Aged Wayfarer Is Attacked By Negro"
Ship Designer Cut And Robbed
Captain Samuel Golden, 71, Hiking from Miami to Buffalo, N.Y., is Victim of Assailant
Columbia, April 27-Hiking back from Florida to his home in Buffalo, N.Y., Capt. Samuel Golden, 71 years of age, a designer of ships, was attacked and severely cut about the face, head and neck, by Tom Cherry, a negro, late yesterday afternoon, 16 miles from Columbia near Messers mill, on the old Camden road. Cherry was captured after he had attempted to get away, by Chief of Rural Police J.d. Dunaway and was brought to the county jail. He gave full confession of the attack and explained robbery as his motive. Captain Golden was taken to the Columbia hospital, where 60 stitches or more were required to close his wounds. Captain Golden was cut by a double edge safety razor blade.
The Negro, when interviewed last night, gave virtually the same explanation of the affair as Captain Golden.
It seems, from the account given by the two, that the negro had struck up with the aged captain early yesterday afternoon, about 12:30 or 1 o'clock, near Columbia, at the entrance into Lakeview. A few casual remarks were passed between the two as the old man walked toward Camden. Captain Golden was a bit uneasy, he said, but the negro displayed no vicious traits, and walked behind him a short way. Near the eight mile post on the road, the negro and the captain were overtaken by a wagon driven by Jess Koon, a white man. They rode with him to within a short distance of Messers mill, where Mr. Koon turned off the main road to go to his home. The old man and the negro dismounted and started walking down the the road. Captain Golden remarked to the negro, that he thought at the next house where he could be given lodging, he would stop for the night. Shortly thereafter the attack took place after the aged captain had remarked to the negro about his persistent following him.
The negro said, and the the captain corroborated, that he first struck Captain Golden over the head with a stick, snatched a double edged safety razor blade from his own pocket, as the old man forced the stick from him, and commenced the cutting. A wound extending from the left back of the captain's neck around to the right side o the throat, completely around the back of the neck, was made. Another long gash was made across the head, another across the face, and several wounds across each other were made on the face and head.
As deeply and severely wounded as he was, Captain Golden reached into his pocket, got his knife and opened it as he fell, to fight back at the negro. The negro grabbed the captain's hand-bag and ran out through the woods by the side o the road.
Bleeding, staggering and faint, the aged man managed to get to the home of Henry Dinkins, a half mile from the scene, where Mrs. Dinkins rendered what aid she could and set for help. R.R. Seeley traveled from there talked to Chief J.D. Dunaway of the rural police in the sheriff's office.
Stands Stitches Gamely
Chief Dunaway, accompanied by Dr. G.M.S. Roof, made a rapid trip to the home of Mr. Dinkins, where the old man lay wounded, and without the aid of any anesthetic, Captain Golden stood gamely while Dr. Roof took more than 30 stitches to close the wounds which were gradually bleeding himself to death.
Chief Dunaway and Dr. Roof were followed closely by Sheriff T. Alex Heise of Richland county, and the following rural policemen: J.E. Fralick, W.T. Marsh, A.H. Eleazer, E.V. Neeley, and A.B. Price, special officers J.W. Taylor and A.O. McKinnon, and Motorcycle Policeman James Crossland of Cayce. In the party were carried two bloodhounds, the property of J.G. Bickley.
It was on the return trip of Chief J.D. Dunaway and Dr. Roof, who were hurrying Captain Golden to the Columbia hospital, that Tom Cherry was captured, about seven miles below Columbia on the old Camden road. The negro had come back into the road only a short distance from where he was captured, after heading back toward Columbia through the woods. Chief Dunaway saw Cherry, and about the same time Cherry saw the chief, and attempted to crouch in a ditch alongside the road. Chief Dunaway, bringing the car to a stop, threw his gun on the Negro while Dr. Roof supported the officer with a rifle. Cherry was instantly and unhesitatingly identified by Captain Golden as the man who attacked him.
In the meanwhile, other officers on the chase, had been following the bloodhounds which had trailed the Negro into the woods and had located the captain's hand-bag, slashed open by a sharp instrument. Part of the contents had been removed and scattered further along. In a cigar box which was in the handbag were several small articles. The negro said when he procured the cigar box he thought he had located the captain's money box and so abandoned the handbag.
Cherry was brought into custody by Chief Dunaway and Dr. Roof, who were on their way to the hospital. Later the chief returned to the scene and the negro was positively identified by Jess Koon as the man who had ridden on the wagon with Captain Golden.
To make doubly certain they had the right man, officers had noticed a peculiar sort of track near where the hand=bag was found and the negro's shoes were examined. The track made indicated that the shoe had a kind of cleat extending the full way across the sole. Such a cleat had made tracks in the soft, moist earth, and had caused the dirt to be kicked up where those cleats protruded. The negro was found to be wearing shoes that would make such a track.
Negro Confesses
Cherry confessed to Sheriff Heise, Chief Dunaway, J.E. Fraylick, A.H. Eleazer and E.V. Neeley, before the party left the scene of the attack. He told a reporter last night that robbery had been his motive from the time he first met up with Captain Golden.
Sheriff Heise said last night that Tom Cherry, who has an alias of Tom Richardson, had served one term of 18 months on the Richland county chaingang and one term of 18 months on the Lexington chaingang. Both terms were the result of convictions of some sort of robbery or attempt at robbery. Cherry, who is about 25 years old, said that his home was in Columbia, at 401 Sumter Street. Until recently, the negro said, he had been employed by the Congaree Fertilizer company.
Captain Golden had about $16 in cash which the negro overlooked in his haste to get away. The negro overlooked in his haste to get away. The negro declared that he thought he had killed Captain Golden. Cherry is being held in the Richland county jail on charges of assault and battery with intent ot kill and highway robbery.
Captain Golden's home is in Buffalo, N.Y., at 386 Fourteenth Street. He had been in Miami, Fla. since September, 1924, and was leisurely making his way back to his home. Since being in Florida he has been engaged in shipbuilding, his life work, he said at the hospital last night.
When seen at the hospital, he was in a most cheerful mood, with apprehension only for the worry the affair might cause his family. He requested Sheriff Heise to send a telegram to Mrs. Golden telling her of the trouble but also telling her he was not injured badly, was in perfect condition and would write her a letter today in his own hand. With pardonable pride the real "ancient mariner" told the reporter last night of his success and failures in shipbuilding. He is especially proud o the Poughkeepsie, a ferry boat which plies the Hudson River. It is his own design, he said, except for few alterations which he claimed only served "to make her awkward".


The Gaffney Ledger, Gaffney, SC, 12/2/1926, Pg 12, "Find Second Still Of Enormous Size"
Near Where First Was Destroyed
"Twin Sister" Close to Columbia Apparently Produced Liquor in Wholesale Quantities
Columbia, Nov 30-No further developments following the discovery of two huge stills in the Congaree Swamp of Richland county could be announced last night, although officers continued to work on the case.
With the return of the raiding party of county officers led by Sheriff T. Alex Heise to Columbia yesterday morning about 5 o'clock, it became known that Sunday night they had discovered and completely wrecked an enormous liquor plant about four miles south of Adams pond and about one and one half miles below the spot on which had been found early Sunday morning by federal officers one of the largest plants ever captured in South Carolina. Thus within the space of a day the swamps of the Congaree yielding two huge distilleries, aptly characterized as "twin sisters" because of their almost identical size.
Situated alike, constructed along almost identical lines, with similar equipment, within one and one-half miles of each other, the two enormous plants, according to records discovered, had delivered themselves of thousands of gallons of whiskey.
Sunday night the party led by Sheriff Heise and consisting of J.D. Dunaway, chief of rural police; W.T. Marsh, J.R. Crossland, E.V. Neeley, and A.H. Eleazer, rural policemen, entered the deep swamps and upon information procured Friday, discovered the huge "twin sister" of the distillery captured before dawn Sunday by three federal prohibition officers led by Glenna D. McKnight of Berkeley county.
With the still captured by Richland officers were found 65 vats containing 32,500 gallons of mash or beer. In the equipment were found 130 feet of copper tubing forming the worm or coil of the plant. Steam for the operation was furnished by a 12 horsepower, coke burning, steam engine topped off by a 25 foot smoke stack. A gasoline motor forced water from the nearby creek into the still. The piping system was elaborately constructed and virtually all of the equipment was new. The value of the still was estimated by Sheriff Heise at $7,500.
Chart Found
As in the still found by federal officers, the county officers found a chart of the operation of this outfit showing it to have been in operation only about 11 days, during which time runs of liquor were made ranging from 175 gallons to 615 gallons daily. Due to the similarity in size, construction and location, both stills are believed to have been under the direction of the same person or persons.
When seen yesterday morning the still presented a scene of total wreckage. Richland officers did their work well in destroying the plant. So enormous was the outfit and so well constructed that the officers with aid of six negroes and two white men labored for hours before the destruction was complete. Spilled out into the lowland and marsh of the deep swamp the 32,500 gallons of mash floated away over the ground forming a frothy shallow lake in the vicinity of the plant.
A truck was required to make several loads in bringing to the Richland county jail, various pieces of equipment such as the boiler, pump, copper worm and the like.
Situated like it's wrecked twin the still occupied a quarter acre on a small peninsula jutting out into the creek and marsh of the dismal Congaree Swamp. Several roads leading toward the plant gave evidence of being traveled to some extent and converged just before reaching the still, to form one passageway into the narrow neck o the swamp peninsula. Buried deep in the heavy growth of the swamp lands the plant was well concealed and could not be seen until it burst into view on rounding a sharp rough curve of the road. Cooking and eating utensils were found and also some wearing apparel. Thirty five 100-pound sacks of sugar, several bags of corn and rice meal, 36 cases of fruit jars and other similar accessories were found.
None At Still
No one was found at the still although the raid had been planned with a hope of finding the plant in operation. But as the officers reached the scene nothing but the vast silence of the swamp greeted them. The still had not apparently been operated at all Sunday.
With the discovery of one plant near 3 o'clock Sunday morning and the capture of another about 8 o'clock Sunday night, within the space of several hours, what are believed to be two of the largest and most elaborately equipped distilling plants ever captured in South Carolina were brought down. Equipment and supplies o the two stills reached an aggregate estimated value of $17,500. A total of 67,500 gallons of mash or beer was dumped into the swamp. Both stills were evidently under efficient business management as the records disclosed a complete record of operations.
It was first presumed, judging from the records found at the plant destroyed by federal officers, that this outfit had been in operation for eight months but yesterday it developed that four months age a still was raided and wrecked on the identical spot on which the federal officers made their discovery. It is now believed that the records revealed operations of a previous still on that site as well as the one which was destroyed.
Federal officers at the still captured Sunday morning also captured one negro. This plant was not in operation and no whiskey was found.
No one was arrested nor was any whiskey found at the plant wrecked by county officers.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It’s Impossible For Us To Know The Mysteries Of God Without The Holy Spirit


The Old Testament contains hundreds of prophecies about the coming Messiah. The Jews anticipated the coming Messiah. They were well aware of the prophecies. But when He came, people just didn’t seem to get it. Even His own disciples struggled. They had traveled, studied, and ministered under Jesus; heard His every word.

For instance, here is where Jesus told His disciples about His death and resurrection.

Mark 8:31 (CEV) Jesus began telling his disciples what would happen to him. He said, "The nation's leaders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the Law of Moses will make the Son of Man suffer terribly. He will be rejected and killed, but three days later he will rise to life."

Matthew 20:17-19 Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!”

When Jesus died on the cross, some miraculous things happened.

Mark 15:33-34 (CEV)  And it being the sixth hour, darkness came over all the land until the ninth hour.  (34)  And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? (which being translated is, My God, My God, why did You forsake Me?)

Matthew 27:51-54 (CEV) At once the curtain in the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, and rocks split apart.  (52)  Graves opened, and many of God's people were raised to life.  (53)  Then after Jesus had risen to life, they came out of their graves and went into the holy city, where they were seen by many people.  (54)  The officer and the soldiers guarding Jesus felt the earthquake and saw everything else that happened. They were frightened and said, "This man really was God's Son!"

And, yet, it seems that Jesus’ death and resurrection came as a total surprise to them!

Why? Jesus had done so many miracles in their presence, even raising Lazarus from the dead. Despite the miracles they had seen Jesus perform, they refused to believe Jesus had returned until Jesus repeatedly demonstrated that he was not a “ghost.”

Luke 18:34 (NIV) The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.

John 20:9 (CEV) At that time Peter and the other disciple did not know that the Scriptures said Jesus would rise to life.

Dazed and confused, their minds couldn’t seem to comprehend. As we read the gospels there are multiple times when Jesus seems to be very specific and yet the disciples just seemed unable to put it together. And we ask ourselves, “Why didn’t they get it?”

Luke 24:11(MKJV) And their words seemed to them like foolishness, and they did not believe them.

But we are living today in the age of the church. The Church Age is the period of time from Pentecost (Acts 2 when the Holy Spirit was sent to earth) to the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 when Christians join Christ and the Holy Spirit is removed from the world). It is called the Church Age because it covers the period in which the Church is on earth as the body of Christ. It corresponds with the dispensation of Grace.

The Church is composed of those individuals who have, by faith, accepted Christ Jesus as their Savior and Lord. For the first time in history, God actually indwells His creatures through the Holy Spirit. Before Christ, the Holy Spirit was always present and always at work, but He would come upon people temporarily. During the Church Age, once we accept Jesus as our Savior and are born again, the Holy Spirit actually moves in and dwells inside of us. It’s called the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and He continues to live and work in us until we are called home to Heaven or until Jesus returns. This is a special time of grace that is unique and therefore called the Church Age. Every person who repents of his or her sin, and turns to Jesus, in faith, becomes part of the church. The church is a ‘called out’ group of people who love and serve God, who have been forgiven of their sins and graciously granted eternal life. This group seeks to serve, love, glorify, and honor God out of gratitude for all He has done for them.

Ezekiel 36:24-27 (MKJV) For I will take you from among the nations and gather you out of all lands, and will gather you into your own land.  (25)  And I will sprinkle clean waters on you, and you shall be clean. I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from your idols.  (26)  And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.  (27)  And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments and do them.

Evidently, before the Holy Spirit was sent by Jesus to help us, we weren’t going to understand the things of the spirit! It took supernatural help to enable human beings to understand what Jesus was saying. We are truly like sheep. All we can think of is the grass in front of us. Our minds are incapable of understanding the complexities of the spirit. Sin has so deadened our minds and dulled our spiritual perception that it takes a miracle for us to get it.


John 14:16-17 (Good News Bible - GNB) I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, who will stay with you forever. (17) He is the Spirit, who reveals the truth about God. The world cannot receive him, because it cannot see him or know him. But you know him, because he remains with you and is in you.

The spirit world is eternal. It is more real than this passing material world. Yet we live in this temporary, physical world and it’s nearly impossible for us to grasp things of the spirit. God knows this so He provided a way. He sent Jesus, His Son, to save us and be our example. He gave us His Word through the Bible. And He sent His Spirit into this world to convict the world of sin and show us the only solution, faith in Jesus Christ. And when we accept Jesus as our Savior, the Holy Spirit’s job is to move into our hearts and to begin the lifelong sanctifying process. He begins teaching, training, convicting... opening our eyes!

While Jesus was on the earth, even after His resurrection, He had to supernaturally aid them in understanding what was plainly before their eyes!

John 20:22 (MKJV) And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.

This may have been a temporary indwelling to enable them to understand what was happening. Similar to the indwelling of the Spirit in Old Testament times as with Saul and David. An indwelling that could be removed (as it was with Saul). David prayed that the Holy Spirit might not be taken from Him. At Pentecost the Holy Spirit was given to us permanently as a seal unto the day of redemption (Eph. 1:13-14; 4:30; John 14:16). At Pentecost, when the church began, the Spirit’s indwelling became permanent.

Luke 24:49 (ERV) Remember that I will send you the one my Father promised. Stay in the city until you are given that power from heaven."

Luke 24:15-27  And while [the two from Emmaus] talked and reasoned, it happened that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them.  (16)  But their eyes were held so that they could not know Him.  (17)  And He said to them, What words are these that you have with one another as you walk, and are so sad?  (18)  And one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered and said to Him, Are you only a stranger in Jerusalem and have not known the things which have occurred there in these days?  (19)  And He said to them, What things? And they said to Him, The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a man, a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,  (20)  and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to the judgment of death, and have crucified Him.  (21)  But we had trusted that He was the One who was about to redeem Israel. And besides all this, today is the third day since these things were done.  (22)  Yes, and also some of our women astounded us, having been early at the tomb;  (23)  and when they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that He was alive.  (24)  And some of those with us went to the tomb and found it even as the women had said. But they did not see Him.  (25)  And He said to them, O fools and slow of heart to believe all things that the prophets spoke!  (26)  Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?  (27)  And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself... (31)  And their eyes were opened, and they knew Him. And He became invisible to them.

Mark 16:14 (MKJV) Afterward He appeared to the Eleven as they reclined. And He reproached their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.

Acts 1:1-5 (ERV) Dear Theophilus, The first book I wrote was about everything Jesus did and taught from the beginning  (2)  until the day he was carried up into heaven. Before he went, he talked to the apostles he had chosen. With the help of the Holy Spirit, he told them what they should do.  (3)  This was after his death, but he showed them that he was alive, proving it to them in many ways. The apostles saw Jesus many times during the 40 days after he was raised from death. He spoke to them about God's kingdom.  (4)  One time when Jesus was eating with them, he told them not to leave Jerusalem. He said, "Wait here until you receive what the Father promised to send. Remember, I told you about it before.  (5)  John baptized people with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."

Acts 1:8 (MKJV) But the Holy Spirit will (future tense) come on you and give you power. You will be my witnesses. You will tell people everywhere about me—in Jerusalem, in the rest of Judea, in Samaria, and in every part of the world."

So in order for us to understand things of the spirit, we have to have a special dispensation of grace. God sent the Holy Spirit into the world with two jobs:

1) To work on unsaved hearts to prepare them for the saving question. Like plowing a field before you plant a seed. We all have the seed of faith placed within us. But it does not germinate until we answer the great question: Will you accept Jesus as your Savior, as the Son of God, as the one who forgives you from your sin and gives you eternal life? This is a question we cannot understand unless the Holy Spirit prepares our hearts. Every human being comes to the realization that Jesus is asking them to repent and be saved. But we have the freedom of will to accept or reject the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ and Him alone. The Holy Spirit will work on you until the day you die to try and change your mind and to give you every chance to be saved. God did not want even one human being to go to hell so He provided the way of escape through Jesus. He has sent the Holy Spirit to try to change our hard hearts. He has given us the Holy Bible as His Word. And He has directed all Christians to testify of salvation through Jesus Christ. He gives us every opportunity to avoid eternal damnation. But we have the freedom to choose and many choose to reject Christ.

2) Once we are saved, in that moment, our spirit is born and the Holy Spirit comes to dwell within us to teach, train, mature our baby spirit. The Holy Spirit supernaturally reveals God to us and opens our spiritual eyes and ears to the things of God. He becomes our tutor. This lifelong learning process is called sanctification. What a blessing to have God, Himself, dwelling inside of us supernaturally aiding us to understand God and the things of the spirit.


Galatians 4:6 (CEV) Now that we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts. And his Spirit tells us that God is our Father.

Romans 8:6-7 (ERV) If your thinking is controlled by your sinful self, there is spiritual death. But if your thinking is controlled by the Spirit, there is life and peace.  (7)  Why is this true? Because anyone whose thinking is controlled by their sinful self is against God. They refuse to obey God's law. And really they are not able to obey it.

John 16:7-14(ERV)  “Let me assure you, it is better for you that I go away. I say this because when I go away I will send the Helper to you. But if I did not go, the Helper would not come.  (8)  "When the Helper comes, he will show the people of the world how wrong they are about sin, about being right with God, and about judgment.  (9)  He will prove that they are guilty of sin, because they don't believe in me.  (10)  He will show them how wrong they are about how to be right with God. The Helper will do this, because I am going to the Father. You will not see me then.  (11)  And he will show them how wrong their judgment is, because their leader has already been condemned.  (12)  I have so much more to tell you, but it is too much for you to accept now.  (13)  But when the Spirit of truth comes, he will lead you into all truth. He will not speak his own words. He will speak only what he hears and will tell you what will happen in the future.  (14)  The Spirit of truth will bring glory to me by telling you what he receives from me.”

Hebews 10:15-17 (CEV) The Holy Spirit also speaks of this by telling us that the Lord said,  (16)  "When the time comes, I will make an agreement with them. I will write my laws on their minds and hearts.  (17)  Then I will forget about their sins and no longer remember their evil deeds."

1 Corinthians 2:6-16 (ERV) We teach wisdom to people who are mature, but the wisdom we teach is not from this world. It is not the wisdom of the rulers of this world, who are losing their power.  (7)  But we speak God's secret wisdom that has been hidden from everyone until now. God planned this wisdom for our glory. He planned it before the world began.  (8)  None of the rulers of this world understood this wisdom. If they had understood it, they would not have killed our great and glorious Lord on a cross.  (9)  But as the Scriptures say, "No one has ever seen, no one has ever heard, no one has ever imagined what God has prepared for those who love him."  (10)  But God has shown us these things through the Spirit. The Spirit knows all things. The Spirit even knows the deep secrets of God.  (11)  It is like this: No one knows the thoughts that another person has. Only the person's spirit that lives inside knows those thoughts. It is the same with God. No one knows God's thoughts except God's Spirit.  (12)  We received the Spirit that is from God, not the spirit of the world. We received God's Spirit so that we can know all that God has given us.  (13)  When we say this, we don't use words taught to us by human wisdom. We use words taught to us by the Spirit. We use the Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths.  (14)  People who do not have God's Spirit do not accept the things that come from his Spirit. They think these things are foolish. They cannot understand them, because they can only be understood with the Spirit's help.  (15)  We who have the Spirit are able to make judgments about all these things. But anyone without the Spirit is not able to make proper judgments about us.  (16)  As the Scriptures say, "Who can know what is on the Lord's mind? Who is able to give him advice?" But we have been given Christ's way of thinking.

So we must realize that without a special enabling, people can’t understand spiritual things especially Jesus and the salvation gospel. But we have been given what we need to understand! During this age, the veil has been torn away and we have the opportunity and privilege of knowing the mysteries of God.

Will we take advantage of it or will we willfully walk in ignorance and reject God?


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Gene Carroll "G.C." Harris and Alice Holden

Gene Carroll Harris, Sr. was born 8/21/1914 in Union County, SC to Edward Boyd Harris (DOB 5/23/1877 in Union County, SC; DOD 7/1/1930 in Union County, SC) and Ida Mae Shaw (DOB 8/24/1882 in Rockingham, Richmond County, NC; DOD 6/10/1955 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC). He was one of 6 children, 5 boys and 1 girl. G.C. Harris, Sr. is the brother of Stan's direct ancestor, Clyde Harris, his grandfather.

1910 U.S. Census of Union,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  T624_1474; Page:  2A; Enumeration District:  123; Image:  1061, Lines 12-18, "Boyd E. Harris"
Boyd E. Harris, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 30 yrs old (DOB 1880), First marriage, Married 5 yrs (DOM 1905), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write, Engineer in cotton mill, Rents home
Ida M. Harris, Wife, F, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1883), First marriage, Married 5 yrs, Born in NC, Father born in England, Mother born in Maryland, Can read and write
James M. Harris, Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1905), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Walter E. Harris, Son, M, W, 2 yrs old (DOB 1908), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Clyde Harris, Son, M, W, 11/12 mos old (DOB 1909), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Bennie Harris (sic, looks like Bernice Harris which is correct but Ancestry.com has her indexed as Bennie Harris), Sister, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1886), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Spooler at cotton mill
Bessie Harris, Sister, F, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1895), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC

1920 U.S. Census of Union,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  T625_1713; Page:  7B; Enumeration District:  144; Image:  931, Lines 62-70, "Boyd Harris"
Boyd Harris, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 41 yrs old (DOB 1879), Married, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Stationary Engineer
Ida Harris, Wife, F, W, 37 yrs old (DOB 1883), Married, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC (1910 Census says Ida was born in NC, Father born in England and Mother born in Maryland)
Minna Harris (sic, should be James Minor Harris and looks like Minor but Ancestry.com has him indexed as Minna Harris), Daughter (sic.?), F (sic, ?), W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1906), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Mill Laborer
Walter Harris, Son, M, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1908), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Clyde Harris, Son, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1910), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Bernice L. Harris, Daughter, F, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1913), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Dee C. Harris (sic, should be Gene Carrol "G.C." Harris but Ancestry.com has him indexed as Dee C. Harris), Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1915), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Leo Harris, Son, M, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1917), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Lizzie Shaw, Boarder, F, W, 41 yrs old (DOB 1879), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

1930 U.S. Census of Railroad Ave, Glenn Springs, Union, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: 2215; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 338.0, Lines 6-18, "Boyd Harris"
Boyd Harris, Rents house at $9/months, Owned radio set, M(ale), W(hite), 52 yrs old (DOB 1878), Married at age 26 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Police for cotton mill
Ida May Harris (sic), Wife, F, W, 46 yrs old (DOB 1884), Can read and write, Born in NC, Father born in England, Mother born in Maryland, Weaver at cotton mill
Clyde Harris, Son, M, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1910), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Weaver at cotton mill
Burnice Harris (sic), Daughter, F, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1913), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Weaver at cotton mill
G. Boyd Harris (sic, should be Gene Carroll "G.C." Harris), Son, M, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1915), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Run drawings at cotton mill
Leo Harris, Son, M, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1917), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
James M. Harris, Son, M, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1906), Married at age 19 yrs old (DOM 1925), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Moulder at iron foundary
Feri Harris (sic), Daughter-in-law, F, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1903), Married at age 22 yrs old, Born in SC, Father born in England, Mother born in SC, Housekeeper for private family
James B. Harris, Grandson, M, W, 1 yrs old (DOB 1929), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Walter Harris, Son, M, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1908), Married at age 20 yrs old (DOM 1928), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Weaver at cotton mill
Madge Harris, Daughter-in-law, 20 yrs old (DOB 1910), Married at age 17 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Drawing in at cotton mill
Hellen Harris (sic), Granddaughter, 1 yr 7/12 mos old (DOB 1928), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Lizzie Shaw, Sister-in-law, F, W, 59 yrs old (DOB 1871), Born in NC, Father born in England, Mother born in Maryland, Spooler at cotton mill

Gene Carol Harris, Sr. married Alice Holden on 6/2/1939 in Union, Union County, SC. Alice Trucy Holden (aka Alice Treecy Holden) was born 1/7/1916 in Swain County, NC to James Henry Holden and Bertha Ida Hyde.

1940 U.S. Census of Railroad Avenue, Buffalo, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T627_3843; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 44-24, Lines 65-60, "Ida M. Harris"
Ida M. Harris, Head, Rents home for $6, F(emale), W(hite), 57 yrs old (DOB 1883), Widowed, Attended school thru 4th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935
G.C. Boyd Harris (sic), Son, M, W, 25 yrs old (DOB 1915), Married, Attended school thru 6th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935, Spare hand in cotton mill
Bernice L. Harris, Daughter-in-law (sic, should be daughter), F, W, 26 yrs old (DOB 1914), Married, Attended school thru 5th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935, Battey Filler (sic) in cotton mill
Leo W. Harris, Son, M, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1918), Single, Attended school thru 5th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935, Cabler in cotton mill
Jessie M. Warren, Granddaughter, F, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1937), Born in SC

Railroad St, Union, SC near Monarch Mill (cotton mill). There is no house of that house number any more.

Part of the Harris family. Edward Boyd Harris is the white haired gentleman in the back, center. His wife, Ida Mae Shaw is the lady 2nd from the right wearing glasses. Their daughter, Bernice, is the woman between them wearing the black stockings like her mother. Edward Boyd Harris' mother, Sarah Brakefield Harris, wife of Gamewell Calhoun Harris, is the white haired old lady to the left of Boyd. Ida Mae Shaw, Charity Sibley Shaw, is the short little old lady in front.

Gene Carroll Harris served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

G.C. and Alice Harris had 4 children:

1) Alice Faye Harris (DOB 1941 in Union, Union County, SC; living) married Harold Dean Davis (DOB 1/13/1940 in Union, Union County, SC; DOD 1/7/2015 in Union, Union County, SC). They had 1) Bryan Keith Davis (living) married Kelly D. Parkins. 2) Stacy Lynn Davis (living) married Eric W. Hartley. 3) Donald Dean Davis (DOB 2/24/1962 in Union, Union County, SC; DOD 2/25/1962 in Union, Union County, SC). 4) Ronald Davis (DOB 2/24/1962 in Union, Union County, SC; DOD 2/25/1962 in Union, Union County, SC)

2) Gene Carroll Harris, Jr. (DOB 9/1/1943 in Bryson City, Swain County, NC; DOD 7/30/2014 in Union, Union County, SC) married Cheryl Grady (DOB 5/5/1948 in Whitmire, Union County, SC; DOD 2/2/2012 in Union, Union County, SC). They had 1) Gene Carroll Harris, III (living) married Lisa A. White. 2) Michael Lewis Harris (living) married Wendy Lawson. 3) Rebecca Michelle Harris (living) married Shannon Austin (DOB 3/13/1971 in ? ; DOD 12/27/2016 in Union County, SC). 4) Mark Anthony Harris (living) married Erica.

3) Richard Wayne Harris, Sr. (DOB 5/18/1947 in Brevard, Transylvania County, NC; DOD 1/26/2015 in Union, Union County, SC) married Janet Josephine Clark (living).

4) Linda June Harris (DOB 1949 in Union, Union County, SC; living) married Joe Ed Littlejohn, Sr. (living). They had 1) Joe Ed Littlejohn, Jr. (living) married Susan (living) and they had Carmen Tricy Littlejohn. 2) Thomas Paige Littlejohn (living). 3) Allison Vernell Littlejohn (living) married Tom Routon (living). They had Anna June Routon and Christopher Cody Routon.



Alice Treecy Holden Harris died 12/31/1954 in Una community of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC. She was outside hanging out clothes and died suddenly. She was only 38 years old. Her eldest daughter, Alice, would have been 13 yrs old. Gene Harris, Jr. would have been 9 yrs old. Richard Wayne Harris would have been 7 yrs old and Linda June Harris would have been 5 yrs old.

Findagrave.com
Alice Holden Harris
Birth: Jan. 7, 1916, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1954, USA
Family links:
Spouse: Gene C. Harris (1914 - 1963)
Burial: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Union, Union County, South Carolina, USA
Created by: LindaLou
Record added: Mar 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34718316

Gene C. Harris died 6/12/1963 in Philadelphia, PA at the age of 44 yrs old. His children were young. Alice would have been about 22 yrs old and she was married. According to his death certificate, she was the informant for the info on the death certificate. Gene Harris, Jr. would have been 22 yrs old. Richard Wayne Harris would have been 16 yrs old and Linda June Harris would have been 14 yrs old.

PA Death Certificate #0653516-63, Primary District #80, Registered #12108, Gene Harris, DOD 6/7/1963 in 250 N. 9th St, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA (at his residence)
Male, White, DOB 8/22/1914 in SC, 48 yrs old, Widowed, Spouse: Alice Harris
Occupation: Textile worker
SS# 251-07-****
Father: Boyd Harris
Mother: Ida May Harris
Informant: Alice Davis, Daughter
DOD 6/7/1963
Cause of death: Presumably natural disease
No Autopsy, natural death
Buried: 6/13/1963 in Rosemont Cemetery, Union County, SC


The obituary of Gene Carroll Harris, Sr., The Greenville News, Greenville, Greenville County, SC, 6/12/1963, Pg 6. "Gene C. Harris"
Union-Gene C. Harris, 49, of Philadelphia, Pa., died Friday at his home.
A native of Union County, he was son of the late Boyd and Ida Mae Shaw Harris.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Faye H. Davis and Miss Linda Harris of Union; two sons, Gene Carroll Harris, Jr. of Brevard, N.C., and Richard Wayne Harris of Waynesville, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Bernice Warren of Chesnee, and two brothers, Minor Harris of Greenville and Leo Harris of Philadelphia.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home will be in Wesley Chapel Mathodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews.
The body is at the funeral home and the family is at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Faye Davis, 53 3rd St., Ottaray.

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