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Thursday, July 10, 2008

John Langdon Wilder and Lora Massengale

Lewis Wilder married Elizabeth and they had
a son, William Henry Wilder who married Elizabeth "Lizzie" J. ? and they had
a son, James L.A. Wilder who married Nannie M. Floyd and they had
a son, John Langdon Wilder who married Lora Massengale and they had
a daughter, Clara Marie Wilder who married Julian Rhett Prince and they had
a daughter, Peggy who is Stan's mother.



John Langdon Wilder was born 1/14/1880 in Spartanburg, SC to James "Jimmy" L. A. Wilder (b. 1860 in SC; d. 1/26/1930 in Spartanburg, SC) and Nannie M. Floyd (b. 5/12/1842 in ?; d. 11/27/1911 in Spartanburg, SC).


John Langdon Wilder was a grocer and a farmer. He owned a small general store and farm off Reidville Road close to Anderson Mill Road. Later he built a general store on the westside of Spartanburg, SC. They had an apartment in the back. The store is still there and the apartment at the back is still used. Their granddaughter (my husband's mother) said at lunchtime he would close the store and work for several hours in his fields. They were members of the nearby Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Lora Massengale was born 1/19/1888 in Pickens County, SC to Thomas S. Massengale (b. 4/25/1861 in ?; d. 7/19/1942 in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, SC) and Susan Brown (b. 11/30/1864 in Pickens County, SC; d. 7/2/1959 in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, SC). Lora worked in textile mills and was a homemaker. I'm sure she worked in their general store too.

1900 U.S. Census of Woodruff Township, Spartanburg County, SC, ED 112, T623-1542, Pg 6B, Lines 51-54, "Jas L.A. Wilder", Dwelling 76, Family 76
Wilder, Jas L.A., Head, Male, White, Aug, 1861, 28 years old, Married 21 years, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Farmer, Can read & write, Can speak English, Rents his farm
Nannie M., Wife, Female, White, Aug, 1842, 58 years old, Married 21 years, Had 2 children, 2 children living, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Can read & write, Can speak English
John L., Son, Male, White, July, 1880, 20 years old, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read & write, Can speak English
Geo. W., Son, Male, White, Oct, 1884, 15 years old, Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read & write, Can speak English

John Langdon Wilder had to register with the government for the draft during World War I. I have a copy of his Registration Card (Serial #299, Order #1119, Date of Registration 9/12/1918, Registrar J.M. Lanford, Registrar's Report 39-2-19)
Name: John Langdon Wilder
Permanent Home Address, 1 R, Enoree, Spartanburg, SC
Age in Years: 38 Date of Birth: Jan, 14, 1880
Race, White: Yes
Citizen, Native Born: Yes
Present Occupation: Farmer Employer's Name: Dr. L. H. Irby
Place of Employment: 1 R, Enoree, SC
Nearest Relative: Lora Wilder (spouse)
Address: 1 R, Enoree, SC
Height: Tall Build: Slender Color of Eyes: Gray Color of Hair: Black
Has person lost arm, leg, hand, eye or is he obviously physically disqualified? No
His signature (J.L. Wilder)

Langdon and Lora had 5 children:

1) Clara Marie "Nanny" Wilder (b. 4/27/1906 in Spartanburg, SC; d. 4/2/1992 in Spartanburg, SC) She married Julian Rhett Prince and had 3 daughters. My husband's direct ancestor.
2) William Edgar Wilder (b. 2/22/1913 in Spartanburg, SC; d. 10/23/1980 in Spartanburg, SC) He married Helen L. Wingo and had 2 children.
3) Carl Thomas Wilder (b. 11/15/1907 in Spartanburg, SC; d. 11/2/1973 in Spartanburg, SC). Her married Goldie Reynolds and had 3 children.
4) George Belton Wilder (b. 5/27/1910 in Spartanburg, SC; d. 11/1/1975 in Spartanburg, SC) He married Helen Byrd.
5) John Floyd Wilder (b. 2/6/1926 in Spartanburg, SC; d. 11/18/1942 in Spartanburg, SC) He never married. He was killed in a car accident. The newspaper says, "Deputy Sheriff B. B. Brockman, who investigated, said the youth was injured when a car driven by a companion Guy H. Edge, went out of control on the highway about one-fourth mile west of the West View school and crashed. Both occupants were thrown from the vehicle, it was said, but young Edge was only slightly injured. The Wilder youth was carried to the Mary Black Memorial hospital where his injuries were said to include a fractured skull. The youth was a member of the Oak Grove church and of the tenth grade at Fairforest High School."


John Langdon "Lang" Wilder died 12/20/1965 in Spartanburg, SC. Lora died 3/15/1970 in Columbia, SC. They are buried at Oak Grove Baptist Church.



Spartanburg Herald, 12/21/1965, Pg 24,
"Obituaries, John L. Wilder"
"John Langdon Wilder, 85, of 144 S. Blackstock Road, died Mary Black Hospital 10 a.m. Monday after long illness."
"Retired grocer, member of Oak Grove Baptist Church; son of the late Jimmy and Nannie Floyd Wilder."
"Survivors: wife, Mrs. Lora Massengale Wilder, daughter, Mrs. Clara Prince, sons, Carl, Belton and Edgar, all of Spartanburg; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren."
"Services 3:30 Wednesday Oak Grove Baptist Church, the Rev. J. T. Lake, Ray Linville, D. B. Webber; burial church cemetery. Body at J. F. Floyd Mortuary. Family to recieve friends there 7 to 8 tonight."
"Pallbearers are Bobby, Kenneth__________, Johnny Roberts, Billy Harris, R. E. Newman, Bobby Gregory" (Note: Johnny Robertson, Billy Harris and Buzz Newman were his sons-in-laws.)


Spartanburg Herald, 3/16/1970, Pg 17
"Mrs. Langdon Wilder"
"Mrs. Lora Massengale Wilder, 81, of 144 S. Blackstock Road, widow of Langdon Wilder, died at 8:15am Sunday in a Columbia hospital after a long illness."
"Native of Pickens County, retired textile employee; member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church; daughter of the late Tom and Susan Brown Massengale."
"Surviving: daughter, Mrs. Clara Prince of Spartanburg; sons, Carl, Belton, and Edgar Wilder, all of Spartanburg; sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hall of Columbia, Mrs. Ila Roddy and Mrs. Lizzie Perry, both of Greer; brother, Walter Massengale of Greer."
"Services 3 Tuesday at Floyd's North Church Street Chapel by Revs. Floyd Loudermilk and D. B. Webber; burial in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery."
"Family to recieve friends 7-9 tonight at the chapel."
"Grandsons to serve as pallbearers."

Her granddaughter (my husband's mother) remembers how Lora would make big sugar cookies and lay them out on a big white cloth to cool. She would make them lay down for a couple hours nap in the afternoons. One day a plane landed on the road outside and her little granddaughter tried to get her up but Grandmother Wilder didn't believe her. Lora would let her little granddaughters rearrange her living room.

After her husband died, Lora was living with one of her married granddaughters (my husband's mother). The granddaughter had 6 children and was taking care of her mother, Grandmother and working fulltime. One day Lora fell and broke her arm. Her granddaughter took her to the hospital but had to leave her and go to work. Lora's sister came and got her and had Lora committed to Kraftsfarrow Hospital in Columbia. It was a hospital for old people who had dementia. Lora may have had Alzheimmer's Disease but back then they didn't know what caused dementia. Her granddaughter and family would drive to Columbia to see her and things weren't good. She thinks Lora died from being in that place.

Here are the different spellings of the Massengale name:
Massengale, Massingale, Massingill, Massengill, Masengall, Massengall, Marshingell, Marshingill, Marsingell, Marsingill, Marsingall, Marsengale, Marsingale, Marsengill, Marsengall, Massengall, Massingall,

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Lewis Wilder and Elizabeth

Lewis Wilder married Elizabeth and they had
a son, William Wilder who married Lizzie and they had
a son, James L.A. Wilder who married Nannie M. Floyd and they had
a son, John Langdon Wilder who married Lora Massengale and they had
a daughter, Clara Marie Wilder who married Julian Rhett Prince and they had
a daughter, Peggy who is Stan's mother.

Lewis Wilder (DOB About 1805 in SC, his father may have been William Wilder; DOD in ? in SC) married Elizabeth (DOB about 1809 in SC; DOD ? in SC). According to the 1830 US Census of Spartanburg, SC (Series M19, Roll 171, Page 241, Image 478) and the 1850 US Census of Spartanburg District, SC, (Handwritten page #527, Stamped page # 264, Dwelling #2542, "L. Wilder") they had 5 children.

1) William Henry Wilder (DOB about 1840 in SC, DOD 5/10/1902 in Spartanburg, SC) married Elizabeth "Lizzie" J.

2) Sarah Wilder (DOB about 1833 in SC, DOD ? in ?) married ?

3) Frances Wilder (DOB about 1838 in SC, DOD ? in ?) married ?

4) John Wilder (DOB about 1833 in SC, DOD ? in ? ) married ?

5) Mary Wilder (DOB about 1846 in SC, DOD ? in ? ) married ?

In the 1830 U.S. Census of Spartanburg county, SC (Pg 241, 1st line under subtotals, "Lewis Wilder")
Lewis Wilder 0, 0, 0, 0, 1 (Male 20-30 yrs old), 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2 (Females 20-30 years old), 0, 0, 0, 0, 0

In the 1840 U.S. Census of Union County, SC (Pg 192, Line 18, "Lewis Wilder")
Lewis Wilder 1 (Male under 5 yrs old), 1 (Male 5-10 years old), 0, 0, 0, 1 (Male 30-40 years old), 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 0, 1 (Female 5-10 years old) 0, 0, 0, 1 (Female 30-40 years old), 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0

In the 1850 U.S. Census of Spartanburg County, SC (Series M432-858, Pg 264, "L. Wilder", Lines 55-61)
Dwelling 2542, Family 2542 L. Wilder, 45 years old, Male, Farmer, Born in SC, $0 Real Estate Value
Elizabeth, 41 years old, Female, Born in SC
William, 20 years old, Male, Farmer, Born in SC
Sarah, 17 years old, Female, Born in SC
Frances, 12 years old, Male, Born in SC
John, 17 years old, Male, Farmer, Born in SC
Mary, 4 years old, Female, Born in SC

In the 1860 U.S. Census of Scuffletown, Laurens County, SC (pg 334, Lines 36-40, "Louis Wilder")
Dwelling 1844, Family 1809 Louis Wilder, 53 yrs old, Male, Farmer, $0 Real Estate Value, $0 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Elizb (abbreviation of Elizabeth) Wilder, 50 years old, Female, Born in NC
F.M. (initials of Francis Marion) Wilder, 21 years old, Male, Born in SC
Sarah Wilder, 96 years old, Female, Born in SC
John Wilder, 17 years old, Male, Born in SC

I found this paragraph in Genealogical Abstracts From The Carolina Spartan 1866-1872 by Larry Vehorn (pg 40)
"10/10/1867 Post Office at Millville, Spartanburg District, has been re-opened and Louis B. Wilder was appointed Postmaster." I don't know if this is our Lewis Wilder or not.

In the 1870 U.S. Census of Woodruff Township, Spartanburg County, SC (Series M593, Roll 1508, Pg 614, Lines 31-34, "Louis Wilder")
Dwelling 24, Family 23 Wilder, Louis, 64 years old, Male, White, Farmer, $0 in Real Estate Value, $0 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Wilder, Elizabeth, 61 years old, Female, White, Keeping House, Born in SC
Wilder, Sally, 37 years old, Female, White, Born in SC
Wilder, Mary, 23 years old, Female, White, Born in SC

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James L. A. Wilder and Nannie M. Floyd

William Wilder who married Elizabeth "Lizzie" J. ? and they had
a son, James L.A. Wilder who married Nancy M. Floyd and they had
a son, John Langdon Wilder who married Lora Massengale and they had
a daughter, Clara Marie Wilder who married Julian Rhett Prince and they had
a daughter, Peggy who is Stan's mother.


James "Jimmie" L. A. Wilder was born about in August, 1861 in South Carolina to William Henry Wilder (DOB About 1840 in SC; DOD 5/10/1902, Spartanburg, SC) and Elizabeth "Lizzie" J. ? (DOB 8/1/1839 in SC ; DOD ? in Spartanburg, SC). He married Nannie M. Floyd on 2/19/1879 in Spartanburg County, SC. James L. A. Wilder died 1/26/1930 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC and is buried at New Unity Baptist Church on SC Hwy 50 just 5 miles east of Woodruff near Interstate Highway 26.

Genealogical Abstracts From Spartanburg County, SC Newspapers 1872-1879 by Larry Vehorn, Pg 218
"Married on 3 Feb by Wm. Alexander, N.P. James Wilder and Miss Nannie Floyd." Spartanburg Herald 2/19/1879

Carolina Spartan Abstracts by Larry Vehorn,
"James Wilder to Nannie Floyd, 2/19/1879, pg 2"

Nannie M. Floyd was born 5/12 1842. I currently do not know her parents. She died 11/27/1911 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC and is buried with James at New Unity Baptist Church.

In the 1900 U.S. Census of Woodruff Township, Spartanburg County, SC (ED 112, T623 1542, Pg 6B, Lines 51-54, "Jas L.A. Wilder")
Dwelling 76, Family 76, Wilder, James L.A. Head, White, Male, Born August, 1861, 38 years old, Married 21 years, Farmer, Rents his farm, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Can read & write & speak English
Wilder, Nannie M., Wife, White, Female, Born May, 1842, 58 years old, Married 21 years, Had 2 children, 2 children still living, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Can read & write & speak English
Wilder, John L., Son, White, Male, Born June, 1880, 20 years old, Farm Laborer, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Can read & write & speak English
Wilder, Geo. W., son, White, Male, Born October, 1875, 25 years old, Farm Laborer, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Can read & write & speak English

In the 1910 U.S. Census of Main Street, Woodruff Township, Spartanburg County, SC (ED 107, T624-1473, Pg 23A, Image 697, Lines 44-45, "James L.A. Wilder")
Dwelling 404, Family 416, Wilder, James L.A., Head, Male, White, 50 years old, Married 31 years, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, speaks English, Weaver at a cotton mill, Can read & write, Rents a home (vs a farm)
Wilder, Nannie, Wife, Female, White, 68 years old, Married 31 years, Had 2 children and 2 children are still living, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Speaks English, Can read & write

In the 1920 U.S. Census of Beason Street, Woodruff Township, Spartanburg County, SC (ED 126, Series T625, Roll 1711, Pg 124, "James L.A. Wilder", Lines 27, Dwelling 148, Family 153, enumerated with ? Gowans as a boarder)
Wilder, James L.A., Boarder, Male, White, 59 years old, Widowed, Can read and write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Oiler at Cotton Mill

James L.A. and Nannie Floyd Wilder had 2 sons:

1) John Langdon Wilder (DOB 1/14 1880 in SC; DOD 12/20/1965 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, NC) married Lora Massengale. They are buried at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC. Lora and Ella were sisters and were the daughters of Thomas S. Massengale and Susan Brown.

2) George William Wilder (DOB 10/3/1884 in SC; DOD 6/3/1934 in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, SC) married Ela J. Massengale. They are buried at New Unity Baptist Church, Woodruff, SC. Lora and Ella were sisters and were the daughters of Thomas S. Massengale and Susan Brown.

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Kathi's Zinnias

Kathi's Zinnias

Kathi had some pretty potted flowers on her deck and these are her zinnias.



July 4th, 2008

My husband's side of the family always get together at his sister and bil's house. Kathi and Eddie host the 4th party because they have a swimming pool and because their subdivision is pretty flat and new (trees aren't too high yet) which allows us to see fireworks all around us. We usually have hash (Stan makes a good hash) or hot dogs/hamburgers. But this year, Stan smoked Boston Butt roasts and shredded them for sandwiches and he made 4 beer can chickens on the smoker grill. We had cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, peach cobbler, blueberry pie, chocolate cake, etc. Whewee, we ate 'til we were stuffed!

Peggy, Meg and were the representatives from the older generation there this year. We missed Peggy's sister and bil. Our generation was represented by Stan, myself, Kenny, Anna, Ronnie, Kathi, Eddie, Angie and Kathy. We missed Donnie and Elaine. Elaine had to stay home with her dogs because of the fireworks. The younger generation (from 23 yrs old to 5 yrs old) were represented by Katie (and her boyfriend, Dustin), Evans (and his fiance, Chelsea), Logan (the 5 yr old), Luke (and his fiance, Hannah), and Kathy's daughter. We missed Joshua, Jacob, Aaron and Jenny (and her husband, Kyle).

We had a great time together as usual! I stayed up late Thursday and Friday night and I paid for it the whole weekend but it was worth it! I've been in bed Friday, Saturday and Sunday except for those two "parties", but it was worth it and I thank God that we have such a close family and such good times together.

Katie and Dustin playing around in the pool.




Stan on the deck talking with Eddie.


Logan made this arrangement for Kathi.


Kathi working in her kitchen.




Eddie grilled some hot dogs.


Ronnie swimming in the pool.


Evans


Evans and Chelsea are keeping an eye on Logan while he's in the pool. Ronnie, Stan and I were there too.


Logan is learning how to swim and enjoyed showing off his skills.


Logan kept throwing his Barbie dolls into the pool while Ronnie enjoyed teasing him.


Stan


Now that all his Barbie dolls are in the pool, he's getting ready to get in himself.


He's about to jump!






Eddie takes a break from grilling.








Peggy watches Logan from the deck.




All the athletic ones played volleyball (that let's me out! LOL!). Girls against boys!




Logan sticks to Chelsea like glue. He loves her and she's very good with him. She let him tag along with her in the volleyball game.






















Katie serving.


Angie gets ready for a good hit!


Ronnie serves.


Luke serves.


Kathi hits that ball! Go Kathi!




Kathi and Katie are both athletic.


Chelsea serves.


Girl's huddle and Ronnie tries to listen in to the strategy.


Evans


Evans and Dustin




Fireworks!


Katie and Logan watched from front row seats.














Fireworks are a little loud for Logan.


Hannah


Hannah and I watching fireworks.




Stan and I watching fireworks.


Evans


Dustin




Kathi












Stan and Angie


Evans and Chelsea


Peggy, Ronnie, Kathi and Kenny


Peggy


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