I forgot to add my email address.
I just read a comment from Betty Dale Owens from Murrels Inlet saying she would like to hear from people from Cliffside. There was no email attached to the comment.
How can I get in touch with her. I think she is married to my mom's first cousin, who was a gynecologist before he retired. I know Andy. I know the judge, but I can't say that I've ever met Charles. My mom tells stories about those brothers all the time. She grew up beside them and they are the closest thing she's ever had to siblings.
Liz Early Williams
Looking for any descendants of Wilmon Jackson Wilson (Born 1836) who is listed on the geneological section of this site. His name was actually William Jackson Wilson and his wife was Mary "Polly" Van Knapp. He is my 2x Great grandfather and is from Madison County, NC but may have been born in SC. I believe 2 of his sons moved to Cliffside sometime after 1910. William B Wilson (1870) and Zeb Vance Wilson (1875). William B Wilson is my Great Grandfather. Looking for any descendants that may know if where William Jackson Wilson is buried or if he was a civil war veteran.
On occasion I drop in to check to see what interesting memories and pictures have been posted on this wonderful website. It brings back a flood of memories of growing up in Avondale and visiting all of the surrounding mill villages. It was wonderful growing up in a mill village! When Cone Mills began selling off the homes (not just houses) and burning those that did not sell, that began the death of a very special way of life.
I just finished reading the entry by Richard Mauney and I was reminded how our great grandparents, Flavious Young and Laura Kendrick Cantrell paved the way for a good life for my family in Avondale.
The house in which Richard Mauney lived with his parents, Rev. & Mrs. Carl G. Mauney and his sisters Rachel Ann and Joy, was the home of my great grandparents Flavious Y. and Laura Kendrick Cantrell and their children. That house was to be used as the parsonage for the Haynes Memorial Baptist Church when they were finished living there. Flavious and Laura were also charter members of Haynes Memorial Baptist Church where my family and I attended as long as we lived in Avondale. I remember several of my family members singing in the choir and my grandfather Frank E. led the choir.
I was born in Avondale at the home of my grandparents, Frank E., Sr. and Eula McMahan Cantrell, in the upstairs back bedroom. The last time I saw the house the roof was caving in and I sat and cried. The address was #6 Moore Street.
Three Cantrell men, Flavious Y. Cantrell, his son Frank E. Cantrell, and my father, Frank E. (Jack) Cantrell, Jr. were each, over a period of time, overseer of the weave room at the Haynes Plant in Avondale. They each were highly respected and well loved. Each died from heart disease at an early age. Great grandfather F. Y. died at about 55 years, Frank E. at 62 years, and my father at only 45.
I enjoyed so much reading the interview with Albert Lancaster. In that interview I learned that he worked under my uncle Oras Biggerstaff as a cotton buyer for the Cliffside Mill. I never knew that fact about uncle Oras. I only remember him as a cotton farmer, cotton gin owner, and egg man. Oras was married to my dad's sister Sarah Cantrell. Al also worked with another of my family members, Gene Packard. Uncle Gene was married to my grandfather Cantrell's sister, Frances. Such a joy to hear all these stories especially when family members are mentioned!
Thanks to all who make this such a wonderful place to come and find such interesting things about our hometown, our part of Rutherford County in Cliffside, Avondale, Henrietta, and Caroleen.
If anyone has any pictures of the Avondale Mill (as we called it) please let me know. I am looking for some of the front of the mill at the gate house. Every day at "quittin" time, dad would walk out that gate and cross the ball field to home. Also, I would love to see any pictures of the houses, especially along the back of the ball field. We lived in three houses in all while in Avondale and two of of those houses were located on the street right behind the ball field.
Kim Cantrell Tesseneer
PS My apologies to Reno Bailey for his having to delete my first entry that messed up the formatting of this page! Sorry!
I found the link to this site while searching for an old friend of mine, Jack H. Huskey and have throughly enjoyed browsing the site.This is a great site.....kudos to all the folks responsible! Although not from Cliffside I do have some distant relatives connected to the area. My Mother, Thelma Pauline Price, was born, 1929, in Campobello but as a small child moved with the family during the great depression finally settling in the York area. We currently live in the Tirzah community near York. Many of my "Price family" great Aunts and Uncles and families do live in the Cliffside area. The connected families are,Price,Radford,Padgett and Jolley and there may be others that I'm unfortunately unaware of.
I did locate a brief article and photo of Jack in 2007 and found phone numbers but couldn't connect. Hopefully he is doing well.
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