City Directories and History: This home was built for Rev. Hezekiah Webb Bays and his wife Frances Virginia Herbert Bays, after his death in 1921 my grandparents inherited it (Mary Herbert Bays and Percival Clarke Blackman). At her death in 1952 my father inherited it
(Webb Bays Blackman). Information written and shared by Mandy Blackman, 10.14.14
The Herald reported on June 27, 1906 – “That Dr. H.W. Bays is having a nice dwelling erected on Aiken Ave., in Oakland. Other dwelling are to be erected on this street in the near future.”
The Rock Hill Record reported on Feb. 16, 19014 – “Rev. and Mrs. Alexander Martin will shortly move into the house of Dr. W.H. Bays on Aiken Ave., which has been secured as a manse of the Oakland Ave., Pres. Church.”
The paper also contained an ad on July 14, 1925 – “for the sale of the Dr. Bays home with John R. Williams real estate.”
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