Samuel Walter Kelly

1922 Samuel Walter Kelly was born October 14, 1922 in South Carolina. 1942 Marriage License No. 4226STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF KERSHAW WHEREAS, it has been made to appear to me, N. C. ARNETT, Judge of Probate for Kershaw County, upon oath that Samuel Kelly of Winnsboro, South Carolina, and Martha Adele Rabon of Blaney, South Carolina are legally capacitated to contract matrimony and … Continue reading Samuel Walter Kelly

Pontiac Lady’s Death Ruled ‘Accidental’

A Richland Country coroner’s jury Wednesday night ruled that a Pontiac woman came to her death by “misfortune and accident” in a mishap which occurred about 6:45 p.m. September 29 at Pontiac. The woman, Mrs. Cora Sceley, 73, was killed by a car driven by Dozier Lever of Route 1, Columbia as she attempted to cross the highway at Pontiac. Testimony at the inquest indicated … Continue reading Pontiac Lady’s Death Ruled ‘Accidental’

Blaney’s Battle Not Over

By Ron WenzellA State News Bureau Report ELGIN- The last shot may still be in the gun barrel in the running battle between the South Carolina communities of Blaney in Kershaw County and Elgin in Lancaster County. Blaney voted Tuesday to change its name to Elgin. The margin of victory was a whopping 61-16 with 95 per cents of the electorate casting ballots. The town … Continue reading Blaney’s Battle Not Over

Blaney OK’s Name Change to Elgin

An Elgin Movement for Blaney Blaney residents voted 61-16 Tuesday in favor of changing their town’s name to Elgin, honoring the new Elgin Watch Company plant rising nearby. Mayor E. C. Potter stands beside his town’s limit holding a watch as time winds down on the election. The watch? It’s not a Blaney. (Staff Photo by Richard Taylor) By Mont MortonStaff Writer for The State … Continue reading Blaney OK’s Name Change to Elgin

Male Help Wanted

ELGIN NATION WATCH CO. NEEDS Experienced watch makers and watch repairmen. Accepted applicants will receive 12 week program of specialized advance training in casing and Assembly. Immediate high-level employment in Elgin’s New Blaney, S. C. plant upon completion of training. Apply in person to S. C. State Employment Service. 1115 Calhoun St. Columbia, S. C. or 1011 Church St. Camden, S. C. Continue reading Male Help Wanted

Mamie Elizabeth Branham Humphries

1895 Mamie Elizabeth Branham Humphries was born May 16, 1895, daughter of Rubin Branham and Amelia Branham. 1962 Funeral services for Mrs. George (Mamie Elizabeth) Humphries, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Branham, who died Tuesday night in the Fairfield County Memorial Hospital, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Harmony Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in … Continue reading Mamie Elizabeth Branham Humphries