Mr. Clarence E. Crocker Work Biography

Mr. Clarence Crocker, a life long Glendale resident, has furnished us much interesting information to use on this website. We have asked Mr. Crocker to tell our readers a brief story about his work life and he has been kind enough to furnish the following.   

Hi, since I have furnished some material to Mrs. Teaster for this web site, let me introduce myself by telling you that my name is Clarence E. Crocker and that I live just outside the city of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Though my paternal grandfather and father were born in the Glendale Mill village in the 1800s, I was born on a small farm where I have lived most of my life located just about a mile from the Mill. My great grandfather, grandfather, father, uncles, aunts and brothers have all worked at Glendale Mills. I joined Glendale Mills in 1948 as Personnel Consultant/General Manager of the mill store and it’s concessions later taking supervision of the machine shop and engineering department. Information about my maternal grandparents is shown at the McCombs Family.

Before joining the workforce of Glendale mills, I was Glendale Postmaster. I served some 10 years as a Trustee of the Glendale school district and two years on the Spartanburg County Board of Education.

I served some 14 years as Treasurer and Deacon of the Glendale Baptist Church where I taught S.S. classes for some 16 years. When I left Glendale Mills in 1958, feeling the call, I began to prepare for the Ministry which I entered in 1962. After preaching the Gospel of Christ for some 37 years, I went into full retirement about 2000. (Click on this link to read about Mr. Crocker's entry into the ministry.)

Today, I am enjoying the “golden years” of life, watching the sun slowly set, trying to put into print some memories for my family and friends, taking care of my wife’s flower gardens consisting of dozens of roses, rhododendrons, azaleas, dogwoods, a water fountain and a small fish pond. I am also raising a garden, “ahem” consisting of  three tomato plants, two cantaloupe plants and two cucumber hills. God had blessed me with a rich and full life for which I am eternally grateful.

We have found that many visitors to the website are using the information to do research on their family's history. Recently, Mr. David Brown found lots of information in one of Rev. Crockers stories about his Glendale  ancestors. He sent Rev. Crocker a very nice Thank You message about what he had discovered. We would like to share it with our readers as an example of the the impact of Rev. Crocker's stories. This was what we hoped to accomplish when we started the Glendale website.You can read Mr. Brown's note at Thank You.

The following web pages are based on the information that Mr. Crocker has given us.
More on the Story Of Glendale and its History
Francis Marion Coates Family
Crocker Family
Glendale School
More on the Trolley
Ruritan Club
Street Names
Christmas Gift Bags
Fourth of July Celebration
McComb Family
Stores and Commercial Sites
Glendale Mill Store
Mr. Elbert Pettit, Store Manager
Origin and Roots of the Crocker Family
Sports and Recreation at Glendale
Bivingsville/Glendale Medical Providers and Their Facilities
Law Enforcement
The Hottel Trio
John Taylor Varner, Sr. Family
John Taylor Jr. Family
Superintendents of the Bivingsville/Glendale Mills
Presidents of the Bivingsville/Glendale Mills
The Bivingsville and Glendale Post Offices
Some Supervisors of the Glendale Mills
Glendale Mills Office Personnel
John Walters Nichols -Steam Engine Operator
William Elmer Willis - Textile Worker, Brick Mason, Taxidermist
Amos Wilburn Pruitt Family
Fire Protection in Glendale
John Taylor Jr. Family
Barbers and Barber Shops in Glendale
Lewis Perry Lyda Family
Ernest F. Alley Family
Glendale Merchants - From the early 1900's to the 1970's
Elbert L. Pierce Family
Volunteers at Christmas
Jackson T. Key Family
W.D. Reaves Lunch Room
Glendale Fast Food and Recreation
Clyde Quinn Family (Quinn Print Shop)
John Holden Hunter Family
S. Frank Sutton Family
A Terrible Tragedy - Six Glendale Youths Killed in a Car Wreck
Willie Tunstall
A. Edgar Fowler
H. F. Gault Family
Alonzo Worth Gault Family
Newspaper Social Column about Glendale from February 26, 1931
Newspaper Social and Church News Column about Glendale from July, 1914
Newspaper Social Column and School News from April, 1915
Joe J. Fowler Family
Elmond Earl Crocker and Family
Glendale Household Listing
Thomas J. Morris - 1908
The Glendale Mill Office Robbery
William Simpson Morris Sr. Family
Spartanburg Radio and the Palmetto Ramblers
The Other Glendale Bridge
Paving the Glendale - Clifton Road
Glendale Swimming Pool
Earthquake Ethel's Roadhouse Jazz Band
Aaron Crossley Family
 1934 Newspaper Article about the Glendale School
Glendale's Dams, Ponds and Bridges
List of Preachers at Glendale Wesleyan Church
Flooding at Glendale
List of Preachers at the Glendale Baptist Church
The Robert Holder Family
Selling the Houses
An Analyses of the 1860 Census for Bivingville
A Survey of the Mill Company Property in 1898
Dr. George P. Hilton
Joshua Hilton, Clifton Mill Superintendent
An Analyses of the 1900 Glendale Census
An Analyses of the 1920 Census
Company Land Ownership and Transfer
Mill Land Ownership and Deeds
1959 Platt of Company Property
Columbus Hawkins "Hawk" Lyda
Gleanings from the 1910 Glendale Census
Sale of Mill Assets
More Mill Superintendents
William A. Harper
A Child Remembers
Commodore P. Lindsey
200 Year old Clock
Clarence Crocker and the Ministry
Rev. Will Rogers
Jesse L. Murph, Policeman
Claude H. Lockman, Boss Weaver
Will Hames, Boss Weaver
More Bivingsville/Glendale Civil War Patriots
Growing Up on a Farm in Glendale
Glendale Cemetery Index Project
Glendale Cemetery Index - Segment No.1
Glendale Cemetery Index - Segment No. 2
Glendale Cemetery Index - Segment No. 3
Glendale Cemetery Index - Segment No. 4
Excerpts from the 1940 Glendale Census
M.W. Walker, State Representative
Morgan Reaves - Injury fatal to Civil War Veteran
James Thomas Family and Descendants
Rhinehart's Garage
Rev. James D. Bailey
Rev. Curtis P. Holland
Paul Victor Parker
Index of Glendale's 1940 Black Households
William B. Rush and Family
Jesse F. Brown and Family
Albert Brown and Family
William David McCombs Family
John Calvin and Lucretia McCombs Thompson Family
Miner and Pearl Riddle Family
George Bryson McCombs Family
Victor and Myrtle Warren Family
James Elbert Allen Family
Eddie F. Brown and his Descendants
The Harry and Callie McCombs Smith Family
Clifton Mills Tumbles Down
More on the McComb Family
Rev. Charles Sims
General Witt Bradley
Rev. Jesse B. Lindley and Family
Joseph Kelib White Family
D. B. Thomas Family
The Rev. John S. Ezell Family
The Zimmerman Family
The Bagwell Brothers
The Bagwell Brothers - Part 2
The Josiah Bagwell Family
Brady Hampton Fowler
D. B. Mabry
William R. Nichols
Bobo Rogers
John Williams
Walter Dixon Reaves
Elbert J. Black
Hillard Fowler
Zeb Ammons
The Rev. Boyce Coates
Reece Brothers - Rev. William Troy Reece and Rev. David Reece
The Family and Descendants of Jack Reece
Rev. William D. Smart
Thomas Leroy Burgess
Lloyd Fisher
Rev. Hilliard Haynes
The Murder of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hughes
Thomas Gilmer (Gilmore)
PFC Roy Fowler
Benjamin F. Dunagin
William McKinney Family and Descendants
The Family and Descendants of John R. Cash
The Family and Descendants of Uriah (Euriah) Kirby
The Family of John P. Bishop
The Families of Walter Sylvester and Whiteford Lindsey
The Family of James H. Millwood
The Family of William and Margaret Murray
Judson Reel
Family of Frank P. and Louise Greer Bates
Family of George and Elsie Mittag
Family of J.M. and Alice Padgett
Family of Hugh and Elizabeth Holt
Family of Dillard Brownlow and Polly Carswell Massey
River Front Beach Park Opened at Clifton
Family of Clyde and Ida Deaton
Family of Walter F. and Delilah Lominac Hutchings
Family of Henry and Annie Ward
The Bivingsville Bone Yard
Family Of Joel and Lillie Harris
Family of James and Susan Pruitt
Family of David H. and Bonnie Anders
Family of William Thomas, Sr. and Pauline George Rothrock
Family of Edward and Minnie Walden
Family of Rufus and Mary Porter
The Grizzle Family
Family of Forest and Ethel Gibson
Family of Franklin and Grace Blanton
The Sentell Family
Family of James and Julia Hyder
Family of Zackie and Katie Blackwell
Family of Elijah and Mary Howell
The Mason Families
The Coates Family
Family of Lester J. and Lettie S. Edgens
Families of Ben and Nathan Simmons
Family of Lawrence and Lottie Carter
Family of Jessie and Alder Gosnell
The Gossett Family
The Cartee Family
The Boyce and Hattie Bagwell Family
The Willie S. and Mary C. Strange Family
The Vance T. and Elizabeth McGraw Family
The George R. and Nellie N. Burgess Family
The Solesby Family
More on the Glendale Fisher Families
Other Glendale Gault Families
The Morgan Families
Glendale's Ogle Families
Glendale's Quinn Families
Glendale's Caston Families
The Alfred Monroe and Tallulah Amanda Burnett Family
Other Glendale Nichols Families
The William and Mollie Medlock Family
Glendale Photo Album - Part 4 - Sept., 2014
Glendale Photo Album - Part 5 - Oct. 2, 2014
The Leonard and Ora Dillard Family
The Family of Tillman and Vera Sizemore
The Family of Will and Lottie Dunaway
The Family of Jacob and Louisa Pigler
The Family of Forest and Arabelle Spurlin
The Family of Robert and Mary Puckett
The Family of Charles and Ruby Trombly
Glendale's Bogan Families
Glendale's Freeman Families
Glendale's Keeter Families
Glendale's Harmon Families
Glendale Photo Album - Part 6 - Oct. 28, 2014
More Glendale Reaves Families
Veterans Buried in the Glendale Community Cemetery
Glendale's Davis Families
More Glendale Crocker Families
Bivingsville/Glendale Lee Families
J.T. Ingle Family
Rev. Louie E. Hartley
Rev. Stafford Mills
Rev. Hollie E. Whitten
Bivingsville/Glendale Elder Families
George Pryor - Glendale Spinning Room Supervisor
Glendale's Moore Families
Rev. Hilliard Haynes
Family of John and Elizabeth Brooks
Family of Arthur G. Mabry
Family of Emma Patton
Glendale Photo Album - Part 7 - Jan. 29, 2015
Birds Eye View of Glendale - about 1945
More Glendale Ministers
The Isom J. Sanford Family
The Bronx Reeves Family
The W.D. Snell Family
Glendale Photo Album - Part 8 - March 6, 2015
The Jeremiah Phil McKinnish Family
The Spearman  Family
More Brown Families
Glendale's Cudd Families
Family of Franklin B. Moss
Family of John W. and Addie Reaves Kidd
Return to Glendale Homepage

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: or by telephone at (843) 873-8117. See more information about Mary and her Glendale connection at Mary McKinney Teaster.