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The YV Enquirer reported on Sept. 10, 1890 – “Webb and Oates have moved their camp and commissary to Mr. James McKeown’s place near Rhyne’s Mill. They are the only contractors on the line of the Augusta Division north of Union Courthouse. In a few months the grading will be completed to the Broad River crossing above the mouth of Kings Creek.”
The Yorkville Enquirer of Jan. 14, 1891 reported that, Ms. Sally Bigham, daughter of Mr. J.T. Bigham, Esq. of Sharon, S.C. is teaching school here. (Etta Jane)
The Yorkville Enquirer reported on Feb. 18, 1891 – “A.N. Wood and R.G. Lipscomb of Gaffney City are running a saw mill near Gilkey’s Mountain and are making barrels using their machinery.”
The Yorkville Enquirer reported on April 15, 1891 – “The residence of Mr. R.J. Parker near Gilkey’s Mountain was destroyed by fire last week.”
The Yorkville Enquirer reported on Jan. 6, 1892 – “Ms. Sally Bigham expects to begin her school here, (Etta Jane), next Monday.”
The Yorkville Enquirer for Feb. 10, 1892 reported – “Mr. W. H. King has left Hickory Grove to accept a position in the store of C.W. Whisonant at Wilkinsburg (Wilkinsville) in Union Co., S.C.”
The Yorkville Enquirer reported from Etta Jane, that Mr. C.W. Whisonant has almost completed his new building. When finished it will be an elegant building.” The YV Enquirer later posted: Feb. 10, 1892 the YV Enquirer reported, “Mr. W.H. King left Hickory Grove last week to accept a position in the store of C. W. Whisonant in Wilkinsville in Union Co., S.C.”
The Yorkville Enquirer reported on Oct. 17, 1894 – “The gin house of Mr. C.W. Whisonant of Wilkensville was destroyed by fire and it also burned eleven bales of cotton. Mr. P.S. Wilber was a partner in the gin.”
The Rock Hill Herald reported on Jan. 25, 1902 – “Ms. Annie V. Miller, and accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Miller of Newport, left for Etta Jane in Union Co., where she will have in charge of the neighborhood school.”
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