City Directories and History: 1908 – Edward Fewell (Mammie – Listed as #413), 1917 – NA, 1936 – Edward Fewell (Mammie), 1946 – Edward Fewell, 1963 – Vacant, 2014 – Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church
Prior to moving to this location the Edward Fewell family had lived in downtown Rock Hill. “Across Moore Street from the Cherry house (on the northwest corner of Moore and Elm) there was another Victorian cottage, similar to the Cherry house, occupied by Mr. Edward Fewell and his family. An interesting coincidence in connection with this house may be of interest. James Y. Scruggs of Rock Hill was married to Mr. Ed Fewell’s daughter, named “Cecil.” Both Cecil (Fewell) Scruggs and James Y. Scruggs were born in this house.” [Robbins – White Tour Booklet]
The Herald reported on March 16, 1902 – “Mr. Ed Fewell has let a contract to Mr. A.D. Holler for a seven room residence on Oakland Ave., on the lot adjacent to the home of Mr. R.T. Fewell.”
The Herald reported on Aug. 10, 1901 – “That Mrs. Ed Fewell is sick at the home of R.T. Fewell at at the home of R.T. Fewell. Mr. Ed Fewell expected to move into his elegant new residence on Oakland Ave., within a week, but owing to the sickness of his wife will not move for several weeks.”
The Rock Hill Record reported on Feb. 26, 1904 – “That the waste mill, property of Mr. R.T. Fewell, in the Arcade Cotton Mill village was destroyed by fire on Wednesday afternoon. The fire was discovered in the picker room. The city fire department helped save nearby building. The loss is $12,000. and there is no insurance. The engine and boiler room of the mill were slightly damaged.”
The 1908-09 Rock Hill City Directory states the family is living at this location, numbered at that time as #415 Oakland. He is listed as the owner of the Fewell Cotton Company, a large buyer of cotton in the Rock Hill area. His office was on West Main Street as were the Fewell Cotton Warehouses.
The McElwee Store ledger lists the Fewells as having an account with the store and residing at this location in 1915-16.
The Herald on July 1, 1896 – “Laurelwood Cemetery has been made more beautiful recently by two costly monuments to the late Dr. Fewell and Mrs. Ed Fewell. Both are of Vermont granite.”
The Herald reported on Feb. 18, 1903 – “Lumber is being placed on the ground in the rear of the brokerage establishment of J.D. Scruggs for the erection of a warehouse for Mr. Ed. Fewell. The Southern Railroad will ask permission to cross Main Street with a spur line for this warehouse. This would make four lines of the Southern crossing Main Street.”
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