Glendale, South Carolina
Story furnished by Clarence
Located about 2 miles from the mill on the Glendale-Country Club road,
Rhinehart’s Garage was for many years, the major source of help for
owners of ailing cars, motorcycles, motor boats, tractors and any other
equipment powered by combustion engines. It was owned and operated by
Howard Rhinehart, the chief mechanic. “Rhiney” as he was known and
called, being competent and dependable, was trusted by everyone who had
dealings with him. Though others worked there from time to time, J. B.
Crossley was his regular assistant. Starting in a small one bay
building, the shop had grown to a three bay building before the illness
and death of Mr. Rhinehart.
Howard was the son of Venson and Mary Rhinehart. According to the 1920
Glendale census, Howard had four siblings; Ethel 12., Maggie 7,
Maybelle 4 and James 10 mos. Howard married a Glendale lady, Miss Edna
Murray, the daughter of Herman Sr. and Ferrol Murray and she had four
siblings; George, Herman Jr., Jean and Helen Murray.
They became the proud parents of two daughters, Connie and Donna
Rhinehart and were a wonderful family, loved and respected by all. They
were most active in the community activities and were a real asset to
the area. They were faithful members of the Glendale Methodist Church.
Howard was a charter member of the Glendale Ruritan Club. Edna was a
charter member of the thriving Glendale Women’s Club.
Thomas Howard Rhinehart died at the age of 72, July 1981.
Edna Murray Rhinehart died at the age of 71, December 1982.
Federal census and Spartanburg
Herald Journal obituaries, courtesy of Spartanburg County
By Clarence E. Crocker, June 2012
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