City Directories and History: 1908 – J.M. McFadden (Listed on East Main St.), John M. McFadden (Martha – blacksmith at rear of E. Main near Railroad Ave.,) 1915 – John G. Percival, and Mary S., (Sales with RH Coca Cola), 1917 – J.M. Crow, 1922/23 – Mrs. A.E. Crow, 1946 – Ralph Williams, 1963 – NA
The Herald reported on July 22, 1896 – “John M. McFadden was working on a buzz saw at the Rock Hill Machine Works and his left thumb was caught by the saw. It was badly lacerated and to be amputated. Dr. T. L. Crawford performed the operation.”
The Herald reported on March 22, 1902 – “Mr. J.M. McFadden is erecting a new blacksmith shop in the rear of the store of the Rock Hill supply company. The building will be 18-20 feet.”
The Rock Hill Record reported on April 15, 1904 – “That J.M. McFadden is preparing to enlarge his blacksmith and repair shop. He will tear away an old building and replace it with a one story brick building of 30-56 ft. He will install a new planner, molder, ripsaw, band saw, and turn lathe. The machinery will be run by electric power. This will allow him to do more repair work and manufacture builders supplies and do other work in wood and iron.”
The McElwee Store ledger of 1915 states that John G. Percival and his wife Mary S., are living at this location and hold an account at the store.
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