City Directories and History: 1925 – Anna Ross Simpson (Widow of W.R. Simpson), Allan Simpson (Young and Hull), C. Pride Simpson (1st Lt. in the SC Nat. Guard and Bookkeeper at Peoples Nat. Bank), William R. Simpson, Jr., (Clerk at Post Office and Sec. of the Elks Club), John S. Simpson (Huey Chev. Company)
The Herald reported Oct. 30, 1897 – “That W.R. Simpson has a collection of thousands of Indian relics boxed in his office.”
The McElwee Store ledger states that in 1915-16 Ms. Claudie Godfrey, a teacher in the RH Schools, lived at this address with the Simpson family. The McElwee Store journal listed the Dr. Wm. R. Simpson and Anna Ross as customers at the store. His office was at 136 East Main Street.
The Herald reported on March 7, 1925 – “That a building permit had been issued to Mrs. Anne R. Simpson for additions to her dwelling at the corner of Orange and Black Streets. Cost of the addition was $2,000.”
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