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Re: George Benjamin Alewine
Posted by: Bill Alewine (ID *****9286) Date: October 03, 2009 at 19:12:30
In Reply to: George Benjamin Alewine by Thomas Alewine of 684

Thomas,
Here are some of my notes. I have a pretty good file (abt 10 pages) on G. B. Alewine, son of Francis Marion Alewine and Emma E. Lowe, and his kin.

Email me billalewine@cox.net and let's compare notes.
- Bill Alewine


       George Benjamin6 Alewine (Francis Marion5, Abraham4, Michael3, Michael2, John George1) was born May 1870 in Martin, Anderson County, SC, and died 27 Jul 1932 in Broadway, Anderson County, SC. He married (1) Martha Ann Smith Abt. 1894 in South Carolina, daughter of William Smith and Sarah Whitlock. She was born 24 Dec 1871 in Belton, Anderson County, SC, and died 08 Jun 1916 in Rock Mills, Anderson County, SC. He married (2) Mary Smith 23 Dec 1916 in Anderson County, SC, daughter of William Smith and Sarah Whitlock. She was born Abt. 1878 in Pelzer, SC, and died 04 Jan 1968 in Anderson, Anderson County, SC.

Notes for George Benjamin Alewine:
1870 US Census, Martin, Anderson County, SC, 27 Jul 1870, p. 31: George, an infant, was born May 1870. His father is F. M. Alewine, 31, a day laborer, and his mother is Emma, 22. His grandmother, Bettie Lowe, 65, is living in the home.

1880 US Census, Due West, Abbeville, SC, 12 Jun 1880, ED 14, p. 36: Geo. B., 9, is noted as "at school." His father, F. M., 24, is a laborer. His mother is E. E. Alewine, 36. Geo. B. has two younger brothers, J. H., 6 and J. A., 5. Elizabeth Low, his grandmother, is also in the household. Her father was born in Germany, her mother was born in SC.

About 1895 Marriage to Martha Smith.

1900 US Census, Due West, Abbeville County, SC, 15 Jun 1900, ED 13, Sheet 7, Dwelling/Household #90: Benjamin, b. Jul 1870, farm laborer and his wife Martha, b. Dec 1871. Have been married for 4 years and have had 3 children: Lola, b. May 1896, Orion, b. Jun 1897, unnamed female [Olarah?], b. Apr 1898.

1910 US Census, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA, 20 Apr 1910, ED 66, Sheet 12B: Ben G. Alewine is a cotton mill worker, while Martha Alewine is keeping house. They have 5 children in the home: Orion, 13, works in the mill with his father, Olarah, 11, Thurman, 6, Elsie, 3 and Verena I. 6 mos. It appears Ben and Martha have had 6 children with 5 living.

Martha Smith Alewine died 8 Jun 1916.

Anderson County Marriage Certificate: George Ben Alewine, 46, and Mary Pitts Madden, 36, dtd 23 Dec 1916. Mary Smith Madden is the younger sister of Martha Smith, George's first wife.

1920 US Census, Honea Path, Anderson Co, SC, 14 Jan 1920, ED 47, Sheet 6A: Ben Alewine, 48, a farmer and his wife Mary [Smith Madden] Alewine, 45, are renting. The have 6 children. Thurman, 15, Elsie, 13, Viva, 12, Rena, 9, Clift, 6, and Vinnice [Venice], 2.

[Thurman, Elsie and Rena are Ben's children from his first marriage to Martha Smith, while Viva and Clift are Mary's children from a previous marriage. Venice is their only child together.]

1930 US Census, Greenville, Greenville County, SC, 7 Apr 1930, ED 23-46: Ben, 58, is a cotton mill worker. His wife, Mary, 49, tends the home. Their children are Elsie, 22, a widow, Clifton, 15 and Venice,11. A grand-daughter Marylin, 2, is in the household. She is the daugther of Elsie the widow. [See notes on Elsie May Alewine.] George says his first marriage was when he was 22, [abt. 1894] Mary was just 17 [abt. 1895] when she married her first husband.

South Carolina Death Records: Certificate # 11565, G. B Alewine, 63, married, born [abt. 1869] in Anderson County, SC, died at 6:00 p.m., 27 Jul 1932, in Broadway Township, Anderson County, SC. He was a textile worker at a cotton mill. His parents were Marion Alewine and Emmie Lowe. Both were from South Carolina. Informant was Mrs. Mary Alewine [his wife]. Cause of death was listed as myocarditis, onset about May 1932, and acute dialation of the heart, onset 27 July 1932. No autopsy was done. Burial; was on 29 Jul 1932 at Providence [Methodist Church Cemetery, Anderson, SC]. Undertaker was G. F. Tolly & Son, Anderson, SC. E. O. Hentz, M.D. signed the certificate.

Obituary, George B. Alewine, The Greenville News, Greenville, SC, 29 July 1932, p. 6:
"Anderson, July 28 - Stricken suddenly late Wednesday afternoon, George Benjamin Alewine, 63, [was probably 62] well known Anderson man, died shortly after 6 o'clock last night at his residence on Minor street. His death was a shock to members of his family and his many friends in this section. He was a native of this county and spent all of his life in this section. He was the son of the late Marion and Emmie Lowe Alewine. He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Mary Smith and two sons, Rev. O. L. Alewine of Portsmouth, Ohio; F. E. Alewine [should read T. E. Alewine] of Riedsville, N. C.; two step-sons Frank and Cliff Alewine of Anderson; four daughters, Mrs. R. C. Caudle, of Charlotte, N. C.; Mrs. Elsie Dobson, Mrs. Rena Bennett and Miss Venice Alewine all of Anderson; two step-daughters, Mrs. H. C. Alewine of Greenville; Mrs. G. T. Bobo of LaFrance; one brother John H. Alewine of Anderson; one half brother, Clyde Alewine, of Honea Path and one half sister, Mrs. Lillian Clamp of Honea Path. Arrangements for the funeral services are being held in abeyance pending the arrival of relatives. The services will, however, be held at Riverside Baptist church with the Rev. H. L. Whittington officiating, assisted by the Rev. Porter White, and the burial will be in Providence cemetery."

Notes for Martha Ann Smith:
1880 US Census, Hopewell, Anderson County, SC: William Smith, 45, and his wife, Sarah, 39, have 5 children: Enoch,11, Austin, 10, Martha, 7, [b. abt. 1873], Andrew, 5, and Mary, 2, [b. abt. 1878].

1900 U. S. Census, Due West, Abbeville County, SC, ED 12, Sheet 17: Martha Alewine, born Dec 1871.

South Carolina Death Records: Volume 2, Certificate #33832, Martha Ann Alewine, 44, a housewife, born 24 Dec 1871 in Anderson County, SC, died 5 a.m., 8 June 1916 at Rock Mills Anderson County, SC. Parents were William Smith, born in Marlboro, NC and Sallie Whitlock, a native of Anderson County, SC. Cause of death was paralysis and kidney trouble. Died at her residence, where she had lived the last 5 months. W. H. Pepper, M.D, of Anderson, SC signed the Death Certificate. Burial at Providence Church, Anderson on 9 Jun 1916. G. F. Tolley undertaker, Anderson, SC. G. B. Alewine, of Anderson, SC, #5, was informant.

Anderson County Cemeteries, Vol. 5, R. Wayne Bratcher, 1991, p. 93: Martha A. Alewine, 24 Dec 1871 - 8 Jun 1916, Providence Methodist Church Cemetery, Anderson, SC.

George B. Alewine re-married 23 Dec 1916. His second wife, Mary Smith, was the younger sister of his first wife, Martha Smith.

In 1932 George B. Alewine was buried in Providence cemetery where Martha had been laid to rest 16 years earlier.

Notes for Mary Smith:
1880 US Census, Hopewell, Anderson County, SC: William Smith, 45, and his wife, Sarah, 39, have 5 children: Enoch,11, Austin, 10, Martha, 7, [b. abt. 1873], Andrew, 5, and Mary, 2, [b. abt. 1878].

1910 US Census, Fork, Anderson, South Carolina, ED 43, Sheet 14B, 5 May 1910: Mary Madden, 32, has been married twice, this time for 10 years. She has had two children, both living: Frank Madden, 8, and Viva, 2. Her mother Sarah Smith, 69, and brother Bailey D. Smith, 26, are in the household. Also in the home is Lola Cannan,17, who has been married for 3 years has a son, Clarence, 1 yr and 9 months. Lola is Mary's niece the daughter of her late sister, Martha.

On 23 Dec 1916 George B. Alewine married his second wife, Mary Smith, who was the younger sister of his first wife, Martha Smith.

5 Jan 1968 the death of Mary Smith Madden Alewine.

Obituary, Mrs. Ben Alewine, The Greenville News, Greenville, SC, 5 Jan 1968, p. 36:
"Anderson - Mrs. Mary Madden Alewine, 89, of 3017 S. Main St., widow of Ben Alewine, died at her home Thursday after a long illness. She was a native of Pelzer, daughter of the late Billy and Sallie Smith. She lived most of her life in the Anderson area and was a member of McDuffie Street Church of God. Her first husband, William Madden, died in 1932. [Ben Alewine died in 1932] Surviving are two sons, F. J. and Cliff Madden of Anderson; four daughters, Mrs. Olarah Caudle of Charlotte, N. C., Mrs. Viva Bobo and Mrs. Venice Parnell of Anderson, and Mrs. Reva Bennett of Gillsville, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. Maggie Bradley of Danville, Va.; several grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in McDuffie Street Church of God by Rev. W. E. Dowdy, Rev. Jesse Boyd and Rev. Doyle Cobb. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The body is at the home. McDougald Funeral Home is in charge."


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