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Monday, February 21, 2011

Amaneunsis Monday - Franklin "Frank" Drayton Prince and Mary "Mollie, Molly" Cynthia Bain

Amanuensis Monday is a daily blogging prompt used by Geneabloggers.com to help them post content on their sites. An Amanuensis is a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. Amanuensis Monday is a daily blogging theme which encourages the family historian to transcribe family letters, journals, audiotapes, and other historical artifacts. Not only do the documents contain genealogical information, the words breathe life into kin.

Franklin Drayton Prince married Mary "Mollie" Cynthia Bain and they had son named...
...Julian Rhett Prince who married Clara Marie Wilder and they had a daughter named...
......Peggy Annette Prince who married William "Billy" Clyde Harris and they had a son named...
.........STAN!

Franklin "Frank" Drayton Prince was born 7/18/1880 in Cross Keys, Union County, SC to Clarence Rhett Prince "Retty"(DOB: 1/5/1858 in Union County, SC; DOD: 2/8/1919 in Cross Keys, Union County, SC) and Alice Ella Briggs (DOB: 5/22/1858 in Union County, SC; DOD: 1/5/1912 in Union County, SC).

1900 U.S. Census of Cross Keys, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T623_ 1544; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 67, Lines 51-57, "Rhett Prince"
Rhett Prince, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Jany, 1858, 42 yrs old, Married 21 yrs, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer, rents farm, Can read and write
E. Alluse Prince (sic, should be Alice Ella Prince), Wife, W, F, Born May, 1858, 42 yrs old, Married 21 yrs, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Mattee E. Prince (sic, Martha E. Prince), Daughter, W, F, Born Aug, 1878, 21 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
C.F. Prince (sic, should be D.F. Prince for Drayton Franklin Prince), Son, W, M, Born July, 1880, 19 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
C. Victor Prince, Son, W, M, Born Dec, 1882, 18 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
Meriam Briggs (sic), Mother-in-law, W, F, Born Sept, 1829, Widowed, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Martha Briggs, Sister-in-law, W, F, Born April, 1853, 47 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write


Frank Prince married Mary "Mollie, Molly" Cynthia Bain. Molly Bain was born 10/10/1885 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC to Elisha Bain (DOB: about 1856 in Fairforest, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: 2/2/1949 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) and Mary Ellen Bogan (DOB: between 1850-1855 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: 9/22/1933 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC). See my post on Elisha Bain and Mary Ellen Bogan.


1910 U.S. Census of Cross Keys,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  T624_1474; Page:  3A; Enumeration District:  0112; Image:  659; FHL Number:  1375487, Lines 14-18, "Clarence R. Prince" and Lines 19-22, "Frank D. Prince"
Clarence R. Prince, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 52 yrs old (DOB 1858), First marriage, Married 33 yrs (DOM 1877), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Miller in grist mill, Can read and write, Rents farm
Alice E. Prince, Wife, F, W, 51 yrs old (DOB 1859), First marriage, Married 33 yrs, 3 children with 3 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Victor C. Prince, Son, M, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1883), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Laborer on home farm, Can read and write
Nancy Burnett, Mother, F, W, 74 yrs old (DOB 1836), Widowed, 6 children with 4 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Martha Briggs, Sister-in-law, F, W, 57 yrs old (DOB 1853), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Frank D. Prince, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 28 yrs old (DOB 1882), First marriage, Married 7 yrs (DOM 1903), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Barber for public, Can read and write
Mollie Prince, Wife, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1886), First marriage, Married 7 yrs, 3 children with 3 still living (sic), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Julian R. Prince, Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1905), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Hubert L. Prince, Son, M, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1907), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

World War I Draft Registration Card
Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Roll: 1877682; Draft Board: 2, Serial #1596, Order #2988, Franke Drayton Prince (sic)
Address: Enoree, Spartanburg County, SC
Age: 38 yrs old, DOB: 7/18/1880
White
Occupation: Salesman and farming for (illegible), Enoree, Spartanburg County, SC
Nearest Relative: Mollie Prince, Enoree, Spartanburg county, SC
39-2-20-C
Height Short, Build Slender, Blue Eyes, Black Hair
Signed by him as Franklin Drayton Prince on 9/12/1918

1920 U.S. Census of Enoree to Woodruff Rd., Cross Anchor, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1710; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 87; Image: 514, Lines 73-82, "Frank Prince"
Frank Prince, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 39 yrs old (DOB 1881), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Salesman at retail store
Mollie Prince, Wife, F, W, 35 yrs old (DOB 1885), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Julian Prince, Son, M, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1905), Single, Attends school, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer
Hubert Prince, Son, M, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1907), Single, Attends School, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer
Ralph Prince, Son, M, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1909), Attends school, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Wilbur Prince, Son, M, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1911), Attends school, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Harold Prince, Son, M, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1913), Attends school, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mary Prince, Daughter, F, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1915), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Ruth Prince, Daughter, F, W, 3 yrs 4/12 mos old (DOB 1917), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Lewis Prince, Son, M, W, 9/12 mos old (DOB 1919), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

1930 U.S. Census of N. Liberty St., Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina; Roll: 2213; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 52; Image: 752.0, Lines 17-28, "Frank Prince", (Julian Rhett Prince and Wilbur Eugene Prince had married and aren't living at home any more. Their 1930 census information will appear later.)
Frank Prince, Head, Rents home for $12/mos, No radio set, M(ale), W(hite), 48 yrs old (DOB 1882), Married at age 22 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Clerk in general store
Molly Prince, Wife, F, W, 44 yrs old (DOB 1886), Married at age 18 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Hubert Prince, Son, M, W, 23 yrs old (DOB 1907), Married at age 21 yrs old (DOM 1928), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Weaver at cotton mill
Ralph Prince, Son, M, W, 21 yrs old (DOB 1909), Single, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Slasher at cotton mill
Harold Prince, Son, M, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1913), Single, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Folder in cotton mill
Mary Prince, Daughter, F, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1915), Single, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Ruth Prince, Daughter, F, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1917), Single, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Marvin Prince, Son, M, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1919), Single, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Vernon Prince, Son, M, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1921), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Margaret Prince, Daughter, F, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1924), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mildred Prince, Daughter, F, W, 1 yrs 9/12 mos (DOB 1928), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Lillie Belle Prince, Daughter-in-law, F, W, 18 yrs old (DOB 1912), Married at age 16 yrs old, Born in GA, Both parents born in GA (Hubert's wife)


Frank and Molly Prince had 11 children:


1) Julian Rhett Prince (DOB: 10/5/1904 in Enoree, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: 9/3/1935 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married Clara Marie "Nanny" Wilder (DOB: 4/27/1906 in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: 4/2/1992 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) in 1925 in Spartanburg, SC. Julian and Clara had 3 girls before he was killed in a car accident. They are Peggy Annette Prince Harris, Wilma Prince Robertson, Dorothy Louise Prince Newman. Occupations: In 1920 Census he was Farm Laborer; 1930 Census he was working at Beaumont Mfg Co. as Slasher; 1935 at the time of his death his death certificate lists him as Foreman in Slasher room at Beaumont Mfg Co. Both Julian and Clara are buried at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC.

1930 U.S. Census of Reynolds St., Spartanburg,  Spartanburg,  South Carolina; Roll:  2213; Page:  10B; Enumeration District:  52; Image:  749.0, Lines 68-71, "Julian Prince"
Julian Prince, Head, Rents house at $6/mos, No radio set, M(ale), W(hite), 26 yrs old (DOB 1904), Married at age 19 yrs old (DOM 1923), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Slasher at cotton mill
Clara Prince, Wife, F, W, 25 yrs old (DOB 1905), Married at 18 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Wilma Prince, Daughter, F, W, 3 yrs 9/12 mos old (DOB 1926), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Louise Prince, Daughter, F, W, 6/12 mos old (DOB 1929), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

SC Death Certificate #14164, Registration District #40-A, Registered #417, Julian R. Prince, DOD: 9/5/1935 in Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC
Male, White, DOB: (blank), 31 yrs old (DOB 1904), born in SC, Married
Occupation: Textile, Foreman of slasher room
Father: D.F. Prince, born in SC
Mother: Mollie Bane, born in SC
Informant: M.E. Prince of Beaumont Mill, SC
DOD: 9/5/1935 at (blank) am/pm
Cause of death: "Fracture both legs, fracture of lower jaw, shock automobile accident"
Diagnosed by exam and x-ray, No autopsy
Accident on 9/4/1935 in road near Drayton Mill, public road
Burial: County on 9/7/1935


2) Hubert L. Prince (DOB: 1907 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: 3/5/1990 in Monroe, Walton County, GA) married Lilly Belle Toney (DOB: between 1912-1913 in Spartanburg, SC; DOD: ). They had Betty Jean Prince and Frances Prince.

Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998
Name: Hubert L Prince
Death Date: 5 Mar 1990
County of Death: Walton
Gender: M (Male)
Race: White
Age: 83 years
County of Residence: Walton
Certificate: 013965
Date Filed: 16 Mar 1990

Social Security Death Index
Name: Hubert Prince
SSN: 247-03-9933
Last Residence: 30655 Monroe, Walton, Georgia, United States of America
Born: 27 Jun 1906
Died: 5 Mar 1990
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)


3) Ralph DuPre Prince (DOB: 9/1/1908 in Laurens County, SC; DOD: 1/21/1994 in Spartanburg, SC) married Carolee (Carrie Lee) Garrett (DOB: about 1916 in Laurens County, SC; DOD: 5/16/1964 in Spartanburg, SC) and had Bobby Prince, Kenneth Prince, Larry Prince, Barbara Prince Stevens, Mary Elaine "Lanie" Prince Curry, Linda Prince Amick. Occupations: In 1930 Census he was working Beaumont Mfg Co. as Slasher; 33 years on Spartanburg police force, 17 of them City Chief of Police, then 2 terms as city councilman. Both Ralph and Carolee are buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Ralph D. Prince
SSN: 248-10-****
Last Residence: 29303 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States of America
Born: 1 Sep 1908
Died: 21 Jan 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)

Spartanburg Herald Journal, Spartanburg, SC, 1/23/1994, Pg B4, obituary for Ralph Dupre Prince.


4) Wilbur Eugene Prince (DOB: 5/7/1910 Enoree, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: 8/29/1981 in Spartanburg, SC) married Ruth Ansel West (DOB: 4/7/1908 in West Springs, SC; DOD: 2/12/1979 in Spartanburg, SC) and had Suzie Prince McKee, Joanna Prince Halford, Martha Prince Adair, Wilbur Eugene Prince Jr, Joseph Steven Prince. Occupation: In 1930 Census he is listed as Mortician for an undertaker; His obituary said he was retired from Floyd's Mortuary and the Railroad. They are buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC.

1930 U.S. Census of Sloan St., Spartanburg,  Spartanburg,  South Carolina; Roll:  2213; Page:  9A; Enumeration District:  52; Image:  746.0, Lines 28-34, "Leander West"
Leander West, Head, Rents home for $12/mos, No radio set, M(ale), W(hite), 50 yrs old (DOB 1880), Married at age 26 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Mechanic in cotton mill
Mattie West, Wife, F, W, 47 yrs old (DOB 1883), Married at age 23 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Ruth Prince, Daughter, F, W, 21 yrs old (DOB 1909), Married 20 yrs old (DOM 1910), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Beauty operator in her own shop
Wilbur Prince, Son-in-law, M, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1910), Married at 19 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Mortician at undertakers
Lois West, Daughter, F, W, 17 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Leander Prince Jr., Son, M, W, 13 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Martha Lester, Mother-in-law, F, W, 73 yrs old, Widowed, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

Spartanburg Herald Journal, Spartanburg, SC, 8/30/1981, Pg A6, obituary of Wilbur Eugene Prince, Sr.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Wilbur Prince
SSN: 248-10-****
Last Residence: 29301 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States of America
Born: 7 May 1910
Last Benefit: 29301 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States of America
Died: Aug 1981
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)


5) Franklin Harold Prince (DOB: 8/22/1913 in Enoree, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: 8/7/1952 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married Elenora "Eleanor, Elanor" Savannah Shirley (DOB: 1/1/1920 in Union County, SC; DOD: 9/29/1999 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) and had Frank Donald Prince and Jerry Prince. Occupations: In 1930 Census he is listed as a Folder at Beaumont Mfg Co.; At time of death he was still working for Beaumont Mfg Co. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC.

SC Death Certificate #011368, Registration District #4008, Registration #71-689, Birth #02835, State File #52 011368, Frank Harold Prince (Ancestry.com has him indexed as Prince Harold Frank), DOD: 8/7/1952 on Boiling Springs Hwy, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC
Usual Residence: 533 Shirley St., Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC
Male, White, Married to Elnora Shirley, DOB: 8/22/1913 in Spartanburg, SC, 39 yrs old
Occupation: Textile, Second hand at cotton mill
Father: D. F. Prince, Mother: Molley Bain (sic)
SS# 248-10-7286, Informant: Mrs. Elnora Shirley Prince
DOD: 8/7/1952 at 10:30pm
Cause of death: "shock due to multiple injuries and brain commotion (duration few minutes) due to fractures left femur, right fibula compound, nose compound, due to laceration right leg position including post tibial artery, lacerations to forehead"
Accident Hwy 9 near Spartanburg. Time of injury 8/7/1952 10:30pm. Auto collision accident. Diagnosed "post mortem inspection only"
Signed by E.H. Law, MD
Burial: 8/9/1852 in Greenlawn, Spartanburg, SC
Funeral Home: Floyd's Mortuary

Spartanburg Herald, 8/8/1952, Pg 28
"Harold Prince Killed In Wreck On Boiling Springs Highway"
"F. Harold Prince, 39, brother of City Police Chief Ralph D. Prince, was killed in a traffic accident on Boiling Springs Highway seven miles outside the city limits at 10:30am Thursday."
"Mr. Prince, son of Mrs. Molly Bain Prince and the late D. F. Prince of Spartanburg, an employee of the Beaumont Manufacturing Co. was pronounced dead upon arrival at Spartanburg General Hospital a few minutes after the accident occurred state highway patrolmen reported."
"State Highway Patrolman Tom L. Doyle reported that the accident occurred on Highway 9 when a 1950 Chevrolet truck driven by Robert Lee Moore, Mill Springs, NC skidded and turned around in the road and started running backwards."
"Mr. Prince applied brakes to the 1950 Chevrolet which he was driving, the car turned sideways and hit the truck. He was riding alone in the car at time of accident."
"A passenger in the truck with Moore was not hurt."
"District 5 Highway Patrol Lt. G. C. Kinsey and Patrolman Charles Alverson assisted in the investigation."
"Mr. Prince's car was demolished the patrolman reported."
"Mr. Prince was born at Enoree but had been a resident of Spartanburg about 25 years."
"He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elnora Shirley Prince; two sons, Dennis and Jerry, all of 533 Shirley Street; his mother, Mrs. D.F. Prince; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Comer of Spartanburg, Mrs. Ruth Shepherd of Spartanburg, and Mrs. Margaret Keys of Glendale; four brothers, Robert P. of Monroe, GA, Vernon, Wilbur E. and City Police Chief Ralph D. Prince and Marvin Prince all of Spartanburg."
"Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 4pm at the J. F. Floyd Mortuary by the Rev. Dewey S. Welchel, P. G. Smith and V. R. Richie. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Garden."
"The body will remain at the mortuary until the hour of service."
"Another brother of Chief Prince was killed in an auto accident in 1935 and a sister was killed in a similar manner in 1944."
"The family is at the home of the mother, Mrs. D.F. Prince at 642 N. Liberty Street."

Spartanburg Herald Journal, Spartanburg, SC, 9/30/1999, Pg A1, obituary of Elenora Savannah Shirley Prince.


6) Mary Prince (DOB: 8/14/1914 in Enoree, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: 10/14/1943 in Spartanburg, SC) married Lewis R. Ray (DOB: 1/31/1908 in Spartanburg, SC; DOD: 7/20/1942 in SC State Hospital, Columbia, Richland County, SC) and had no children. She is buried at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC.

SC Death Certificate #09370, Registration District #38-A, Registered #700, Lewis R. Ray, DOD: 7/19/1942 at SC State Hospital, Columbia, Richland County, SC (been there 7 mos, 21 days)
Usual Residence: Spartanburg, SC
Male, White, Separated, DOB: 1906 in SC, 36 yrs old
Occupation: Barber
Father: N.E. Ray, born in SC
Mother: Sarah Adair, born in SC
Informant: Claudy Ray, Spartanburg, SC
DOD: 7/19/1942 at 8:45pm
Cause of death: "Alcoholism chronic"
Removal to Woodruff, SC, 7/20/1942

SC Death Certificate #12469, Registration District #40-A, Registered #505, Mary P. Ray, DOD: 10/14/1943 in Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC
Usual Residence: 4642 N. Liberty St., Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC
Female, White, Widow, DOB: 8/14/1914 in SC, 28 yrs old
Occupation: Textile
Father: D.F. Prince, born in SC
Mother: Mollie Bain, born in SC
Informant: R.D Prince, Spartanburg, SC (her brother Ralph Dupre Prince)
DOD: 10/14/1943 at 7:05am
Cause of death: "automobile accident, fractured skull"
Accident occurred 10/13/1943 in Spartanburg, SC in public place
Burial: 10/15/1943 at Oak Grove

Spartanburg Herald, 10/14/1943, Pg 10 near bottom
"Two Injured In Beaumont Crash"
"A white woman, listed as Mrs. Mary Ray, was admitted to the Mary Black Memorial Hospital early last night and a man identified as Joe R. Clubb was given emergency treatment at the same hospital for injuries suffered in an automobile accident on N. Fairview Avenue in the Beamont Mill section. City police investigated the accident."

Spartanburg Herald, 10/15/1943, Pg 5
"Mrs. Mary Ray Dies of Auto Crash Injuries"
"Funeral Service Planned This Afternoon for Beaumont Victim"
"Mrs. Mary Prince Ray, 29, of 642 North Liberty Street died at 7am yesterday morning at Mary Black Hospital of injuries suffered Wednesday night in an automobile accident in the Beaumont section of the city."
"Her death was the 18th fatality of the year in the county as the result of traffic accidents."
"A report of the accident filed by investigating officers at city police headquarters said it occurred at 8:20pm Wednesday night at the intersection of North Fairview Avenue and Maywood Street. The car in which Mrs. Ray was riding was traveling south on Maywood Street, failed to make a turn at the Fairview Avenue intersection and struck a telephone pole, according to the report. Mrs. Ray was listed as the driver and Joe R. Clubb as the owner of the car in the police report."
"Clubb was given emergency treatment at Mary Black Hospital following the accident."
"Patrolmen Charley Brown and Wofford Blanton (Red Blanton) investigated the accident."
"At the hospital it was reported that Mrs. Ray suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries."
"No plans for an inquest into Mrs. Ray's death had been made yesterday afternoon, Coroner John W. Pearson said."
"Funeral services for Mrs. Ray will be conducted today at 4:30pm at Beaumont Baptist Church by the Rev. E. G. Harrison and the Rev. Carl O. Page. Interment will be in Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery."
"Active pallbearers will be Archie West, Henry Lewis, Bill Kirby, Dewey Welchel, Bruce Justice and William Richards."
"Mrs. Ray is survived by her mother, Mrs. D. F. Prince of Beaumont; six brothers, Hubert Prince of Spartanburg; Ralph D. Prince of the detective division of the Spartanburg police department; Harold Prince of Spartanburg; Marvin Prince of the U.S. Navy; and Vernon Prince of the U.S. Army, now stationed overseas; and three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Shepherd, Miss Marguerite Prince and Miss Mildred Prince, all of Beaumont."
"The body will be at the home, 642 North Liberty Street, until the hour of the funeral."


7) Ruth Prince (DOB: 10/25/1916 in SC; DOD: 12/21/2006 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married J.R. Shephard (DOB: ? , DOD: ? ) and had Gail Shephard Allen and Nancy Shephard Lee. They are buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Ruth Irene Prince Shephard
SSN: 248-10-4322
Last Residence: 29303 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States of America
Born: 25 Oct 1916
Died: 21 Dec 2006
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)

Spartanburg Herald Journal, Spartanburg, SC, 12/22/06, pg B2 Obituary of Ruth Prince Shepherd.


8) Marvin Lewis Prince (DOB: 3/31/1919 in South Carolina; DOD: 5/18/1994 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married Margie Hurd (DOB: 10/1/1921 in ?; DOD: ? in Spartanburg, SC). They had no children that I'm aware of. Marvin was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. Occupation: drove a city bus and drove for Greyhound Bus. Both are buried at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC.
Name: Marvin L. Prince
SSN: 248-10-3185
Last Residence: 29301 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States of America
Born: 31 Mar 1919
Died: 18 May 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)

Spartanburg Herald Journal, Spartanburg, SC, 5/19/1994, Pg B4, obituary of Marvin Lewis Prince.


9) Vernon C. Prince (DOB: 12/20/1921 in Enoree, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: 6/13/1985 in Spartanburg, SC). He never married. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Occupation: Retired from Beaumont Mfg Co. He is buried at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Vernon Prince
SSN: 249-16-3810
Last Residence: 29303 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States of America
Born: 20 Dec 1921
Died: Jun 1985
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)

Spartanburg Herald Journal, Spartanburg, SC, 6/15/1985, Pg C5, obituary of Vernon C. Prince.


10) Margarite Prince (DOB: 11/1923 in SC; DOD: ) married Jack Key (DOB: ? ; DOD: ) and had Bobby and David Key.


11) Mildred Prince (DOB: 9/8/1926 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD: ) married Edward "Ed" Norman Comer, Sr. (DOB: 10/3/1924 in Spartanburg, SC; DOD: 5/1/2003 in Spartanburg, SC) and had Edward Norman Comer Jr, Harold "Hal" Comer, Rebecca "Becky" Comer Sexton.



SC Death Index, 1915-1949
"Name: D.F. Prince
DOD: 5/13/1940
Age: 59
Estimated Birth Year: 1881
Gender: Male
Color: White
County of Death: Spartanburg, SC
Volume Number: 19
Certificate Number: 8576"

SC Death Certificate #8576, Registration District #40-A, Registered #320, Mr. D.F. Prince, DOD: 5/13/1940 at 740 N. Liberty St., Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC (at home)
Male, White, DOB: (blank) in SC, 59 yrs old (DOB 1881)
Occupation: Merchant
Father: Rett Prince (sic), born in SC
Mother: Briggs (sic), born in SC
Informant: Mrs. D. F. Prince, Spartanburg, SC
DOD: 5/13/1940 at 3:30am
Cause of death: "found dead in bed called in after death probably heart attack"
Burial: 5/14/1940 in County


Frank Prince worked at Beaumont Mills in the Company Store and was considered management. They lived at 740 N. Liberty Street in the big two-story shingled house above.

Frank Prince played on mill baseball teams.


He is buried at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC.

Mary "Mollie, Molly" Cynthia Bain Prince



Her granddaughter, Peggy, remembers how Molly Bain Prince made biscuits and cornbread and how kindhearted, jolly and uncomplaining she was. She was never sharp or angry. Everyone at the 2001 Prince Reunion had wonderful things to say about her. "She was always there for us." "She was happy all the time," "it was always like a party" at her house, "there was always food at her house." She made the best soup, made banana pudding, had a roast every Sunday. They said that she fed men (homeless) who rode the trains during The Depression. The railroad tracks are very close to their house. They quoted her as saying, "Don't throw that out, a hobo might stop by." Peggy said she also washed clothes for about 20-25 people. She had big iron pots in her backyard and she would boil the clothes. Peggy remembers stirring the clothes in the pot. Then she rinsed, put them through a wringer and into a blueing pot. She took care of her father, Elisha Bain who lived with her. Someone remembered her telling the children not to go down to the Beaumont Mill Pond. She would warn them, "That's where they put the dead babies." The hospital was just above the creek that fed the pond. Peggy said that she was adamant about not divorcing. She did not believe there was any reason for divorce.

Molly Bain Prince died 10/31/1974 in Spartanburg, SC. She is buried beside her husband at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC.




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