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J. T. FLAGG KNITTING COMPANY
Submitted July 2002 by Charlotte Shelton
The man on the back row is Paul Harris who was the boss. The man on the front row, 3rd from left, with white hair and legs crossed is John Luther Harris. I cannot identify anyone else.
THE HOLLAND INN
Submitted 1 Feb 2000 by Pat McDonald
L to R: Robert Chandler (neighbor), Fernando "Bud" McDonald, and wife Lydia (Holland) McDonald, and Nora McDonald born 1880. The horse was named Bob. The Holland Inn was built on the TN/AL border by Thomas Holland, probably in the 1830s. The property descended to his son, Harrison H. Holland, and later to his granddaughter, Lydia H. (Holland) McDonald, and then to her children. The building has been destroyed by fire. Photo courtesy of McDonald family, made around the turn of century.
Contributed 10 Oct 1999 by Peggy Joice Horton
William T. NEWTON standing in front of the NEWTON STORE in Lexington, Alabama, which was first opened by his father, William Ananais "Tickie" NEWTON. John James NEWTON, the oldest son of W. A. NEWTON, also worked and assisted in the operation of the store. The second post office in Lexington was located in the NEWTON STORE, and William T. NEWTON was a Rural Route mail carrier.
OLD WATERMILL AT OLIVER, 1907
Contributed 7 Apr 2000 by Don Chandler
Water Powered Grist Mill at Oliver, Ala., 1907; The following numbers and names correspond with the picture:
1. Marian Cheatham
2. Joe Lentz
3. Monte Bedingfield
4. Solon B. Chandler
5. Prentice Chandler
6. Shaler Massey
7. Billy Cheatham
8. Yate Wallace
9. James W. Hooie
10. Olie Bedinfield
11. Joe Miller
12. Lushion H. Wallace
13. Rubin Waddell
14. Sam Lovell 15. Bill Miller 16. John Allen Chandler 17. Matt McLemore 18. Martin Polk Hooie 19. John "Moocher" Bedingfield 20. Roy Hudson 21. Joe Hendrix 22. Van Adams 23. Henry Porter 24. Charlie "Muggan" Bedingfield 25. Odie Cheatham 26. Tommy Hagood 27. Aubrey Chandler 28. Baylis Haraway 29. Tommy Bedingfield 30. Lent Lovell 31. Will Chandler
J. W. STUTTS DRUG STORE
Contributed 24 Sep 2000 by Pat McDonald
This postcard was mailed to Mrs. F. S. McDonald, St. Joseph, TN sometime in the early 1900s. She was the former Lydia H. Holland (1852-1932). The only message on the card is "Guess Who." It was mailed in Florence, with a one cent stamp, but the date is not legible. The card was printed in Germany. Although the card is in pretty good condition, it was not possible to get the details properly in an image suitable for the web. The caption below says, "Interior View of the J. W. Stutts Drug Co's. Store, Florence, Ala."
There is no indication as to whether the gentleman is J. W. Stutts or not, but one might expect he was. I don't know of any J. W. Stutts, nor do I know where this drug store was in Florence. Perhaps one of the visitors to this site will be able to tell us more.