Glendale News Stories from
Spartanburg Herald -
April, 1915 (?)
Special to the Herald;
Glendale, April 3; (Believed to be in 1915)
Glendale school is
progressing nicely under the leadership of Mrs. O. H. Brown, Principal,
Mrs. H. F. Gault and Miss Myrtle Littlejohn, assistants. The school was
granted a holiday yesterday on account of Good Friday. The teachers are
taking a lot of interest in field day which is to be held in
Spartanburg Friday, April 16th.
Mrs. O.H. Brown
Myrtle Littlejohn has
been confined to her room with sickness for about ten days. Her many
friends hope she will soon be able to resume her duties at school.
During her illness, Miss Minnie Sanders of this place, has been filling
her place at
(Picture of Miss Minnie
school will be given an
egg hunt Monday afternoon by the teachers.
(Last class taught in
old school 1916.)
day was celebrated
here on March 24, 25 and 26th. Everyone seemed to take a part and
cleaned up their premises and the result can be readily seen by anyone
passing through our town. Two-horse wagons were sent around to gather
up the tin cans and trash which was piled up in front of the homes and
hauled it out of town.
There will be a missionary
program rendered at the Wesleyan Methodist
Church here tomorrow night.
There will be recitations and songs by the children and one of the
denomination’s lady Missionaries will probably be present and make a
the year is not shown but the article plus other records which I have
indicate that it was just before or in the early teens of 1900 and
probably is in 1915. The reference to Good Friday being on April 2, the
day before, agrees with the year, 1915, when Easter Sunday was on April
4. I have records showing Mrs. Brown as Principal and that a Mrs.
Lindsey and a young man (name unknown) were her assistants in the early
1900s. Unfortunately I have been unable to find any additional
information regarding Mrs. Brown.
Information to the Article
Mrs. H. F. Gault, the former
Miss Maggie Lillian Thomas, listed as assistant in this article, died
at the home of her parents on December 27, 1916 at the age of 29,
following a ten week period of illness. Her obituary published in the
Spartanburg Herald listed her as the daughter of Mr. W. M. and Mrs. Ann
Hale Thomas of Glendale and that she had taught school at Glendale for
several years. Her funeral was held in the Glendale
Church where she was a member with interment following in the Glendale
Cemetery. Rev. J. D. Bailey who had become Pastor of Glendale
in 1906, officiated at the services.
I have found info which lists
a Miss Minnie Sanders, 26 years of age, as a boarder in 1910. The
foregoing article stated that “Miss Minnie Sanders of this place“,
(obviously a boarder), was serving as a substitute teacher. “Miss.
Minnie“, as she was called, became the regular second grade teacher,
continuing for some 40 odd years. She was a loving and efficient
teacher, loved by all her students. She taught all five Crocker brothers as well as twelve of
Miss Myrtle Littlejohn was a
native of Pacolet, the daughter of Cameron and Lady Sarah Warmoth
Littlejohn. Her obituary published in the Spartanburg Herald,
which I purchased through the micro-film department of the Spartanburg
County Library, stated that she was a graduate of Limestone College of
Gaffney, S. C. and the Southern Baptist Seminary at Louisville, Ky.
Other than Glendale, she taught for many years in the Six Mile Baptist
Academy. The North Greenville Baptist Academy and Junior College, The
Alexandria School in Rutherfordton, N. C. and the public school in
Pauline, S. C.
Miss Myrtle died on November
11, 1992 at the age of 97. She was survived by two sisters; Mable L.
McConnell of Columbia, S. C. and Mildred L Gravely of Spartanburg, S.
C. Two brothers; J. R. and Bruce Littlejohn of Spartanburg.
Funeral services were held in
the First Baptist Church, Pacolet by Rev. Stephen Stone and Rev. Paul
Manis. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.