The following newspaper article on the Coates
family is shown with the courtesy of Clarence E. Crocker of Glendale. The article
originally appeared in the Spartanburg Journal in 1949 .
Personal Note from Web Master Mary McKinney Teaster
I'm so glad to see this picture of people I've
heard about all my life. Thanks Clarence for the gift. Francis Coates mother,
Elizabeth Flinn, was the sister of my great grandmother, Charlotte Flinn
Corn, who I never saw. Mr. Coates tells of riding in a wagon four days
to the Spartanburg area. I wonder if it was the same wagon he went to
the Spartanburg depot to pick up my Great Grandfather Corn and his family
and brought them to Glendale. (See the Corn Family
Story.) The family story goes that someone gave my Grandmother, Addie
Lee, then age 15, some spirits and she sang all the way to Glendale. Oh,
how I wish I had asked more questions and had a better personal picture
of these people .
This web site has been started as a public
service to share the story of Glendale. The web master and person to
contact about putting information on the web site is Mary McKinney
Teaster. Contact her at:
by telephone at (843) 873-8117. See more information
about Mary and her Glendale connection at Mary McKinney Teaster.