The Family of George and Elsie Mittag

Census Enumerators listed names and dates as they understood the registrant who oft times had little or no education which led to numerous errors in names, dates and ages. I have tried to copy the census as recorded, where errors occur, I apologize. Death certificates are not available for years before 1917 and Obituaries have not been put on microfilm for the years 1924 through 1929.

The 1920 Spartanburg/Glendale Census listed the household as;
George Mittag married Elsie Morris, daughter of Edward and Fannie Morris.
George Mittag 27                                                  Wife; Elsie 23
Children;      Thomas E. 2 years, 6 mo.                 George R. 4 months

The 1940 Spartanburg/Glendale Census listed the household as;
 George Mittag 49/weaver                                     Wife; Elsie 43/weaver
 Children;     Thomas 23/cloth room         Rayford 20, cotton mill laborer         Morris 18          Dalton 15

George and Elsie are buried in the Glendale Community Cemetery;
Grave markers;    George Mittag; November 2, 1890=August 27, 1973
                             Elsie Mittag; March 19, 1897=October 9, 1901

Thomas E. (Tom) Mittag never married. After serving in WW2 he returned to Spartanburg and worked in the Spartanburg Post Office until he retired.
Thomas died at the age of 77 and is buried in the Glendale Community Cemetery;
Grave marker; Thomas E. Mittag; May 10, 1917=October 25, 1994
                        Sgt. U.S. Army, WW2

George Rayford (Ray) Mittag first married Margaret Trombly, daughter of C.M. and Ruby Trombley (Trombly). He married Lois Gibson following the death of Margaret.
He was an oiler in Glendale Mills and served in the Army during WW2.
No record of children.
Rayford and Margaret are buried in the Glendale Community Cemetery.
Grave markers; George Rayford Mittag; September 7, 1919=May 31, 1988
                          PFC. U.S. Army WW2
                          Margaret Trombly Mittag; May 8, 1925=February 24, 1947
 Lois Gibson Mittag lives today in the Cowpens area.
Morris Hayes (Perd) Mittag married Ann Cudd, daughter of Jim and Lily Cudd.
Children;     Robin, Gerald and Randy
Morris and Ann are buried in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Morris Hayes Mittag died at the age of 60 in June, 1981.
Ann Cudd Married Robert A, Cannon after Morris died.
Ann Cudd Mittag Cannon died at the age of 81 in April, 2011
Dalton Smith Mittag served in the U.S. Marine Corp during WW2 and never married to this writer’s knowledge.
Dalton Smith Mittag died at the age of 63 and is buried in the Glendale Community Cemetery.
Grave marker;     Dalton S. Mittag; May 18, 1924=August 3, 1987
                            Cpl. U. S. Marine Corps. WW2

The Mittags were members of the Glendale Methodist Church, a fine family, well known and loved throughout the community. Elsie Morris Mittag was a distant cousin of this writer.

All Federal Census records and Spartanburg Herald/Journal Obituaries, courtesy of the Spartanburg County Library.

Clarence E. Crocker, May 5, 2014

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