City Directories and History: Known locally as the Goforth Home.
“I have no idea if there was ever a different house number. I know Dad moved there with his mom and his siblings. Mom had told me
someone told her that my grandmother’s family (possibly parents – she was a Suggs) helped her with building or purchasing it. Probably late teens or early 20’s. We have come across a document that says they lived at 1020 Park Avenue in 1918 when Dad was about 3, but that house doesn’t look that old. I don’t know how far out of York County you go with your research but my great grandfather’s house in still being occupied by a gentleman at 855 Hickory Grove Road in the Gaffney area. I have traced Dad’s ancestors graves back to when my gggggrandfather (Preston Goforth) killed and was killed by his brother at the Battle of Kings Mountain. By the way, I didn’t know if you know my parents are Harry and Sarah Goforth.”
“I asked Mom about information she had gotten some years ago. I had never heard some of this before. She said there was another family that lived at 505 N. Confederate before my grandmother moved in. Mom believes their name was Williams and they had cows. They moved into a larger house on Oakland Avenue. She also told me the N. Confederate house was a Sears house. That is so funny because in doing research my cousin found that my grandfather was working at the DuPont company in Penniman, Va., in 1918 where these houses came from. I have come across some pictures of this house that you might be interested in. They show someone standing in front of or to the side so it shows different angles. None of them are straight on, but you can still see how it looked in the 1940s.”
Martha G. Blackwell contribution to R&R – 2015 *** Be sure to click on the More Information link under the main picture for additional data.
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