Alonzo Worth Gault
/ Glendale Mills)
Story furnished by Clarence
Alonzo Worth Gault came to
Glendale in 1892 and
except for a four year period during which time he
worked as a salesman for a clothing store in
Spartanburg, his entire
life of working days was spent with Glendale Mills.
Employed at the age
of 14, he worked at Glendale
until his retirement in 1945. He was the
Cotton Platform and outside workers Supervisor which
and grading all incoming bales of cotton. He
personally checked all
cotton for quality before being processed. “Lon” as he
called, estimated that he had graded some 400,000
bales of cotton
during the time he served in that position.
Mr. Gault was born
11, 1878 in Wilkinsville in Cherokee County South
Carolina, the son of
the Reverend Sidney D. and Harriett
Burgess Gault. He was married to
Mrs. Alice Harper Gault and they built for themselves a
just across the river from the mill on the
Bethesda/Glendale road where
they were living at the time of their death. The road is
now called the
Emma Cudd Road. They became the parents of one son,
Harper S. Gault who
became the advertising manager for the Rock Hill Herald,
They were members of
Glendale Methodist Church
where Mr. Gault had served as Sunday School
Superintendent. He was serving as a Trustee of the Glendale Elementary
school at the time of his death. This writer knew
Mr. Gault as a
friend, a fine, quite, likeable Christian gentlemen who
by all who knew him. I never heard a single person speak
ill of him.
Mr. Gault died on
night April 26, 1949 at his home following a 4 week
period of illness.
His obituary published in the Spartanburg Herald on
April 27, 1949
stated that he was survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice
Harper Gault; his
son, Harper S. Gault; two brothers, A. Pierce and H.
Forney Gault of
Glendale; three sisters,
Mrs. A. L. Davis and Mrs. J. O. Hellams of
Glendale and Mrs. F. C.
Ledbetter of Greenville; also 2
Funeral services were
the Glendale Methodist
Church with interment following in the Glendale
Community Cemetery, Rev. W.R. Carter and Rev.
officiating. Pallbearers were, Will Quinn, Oscar Baker,
John DuPre, Elbert Hopper and William D. Murray.
Overseers of the mill
who served with Mr. Gault served as Honorary escort.
Mrs. Alice Harper
January 13, 1964. Services were held in the Glendale Methodist Church
with interment following in the Glendale Community Cemetery
of her husband.
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information about Mary and her Glendale connection at Mary McKinney Teaster.