Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Annual Budget of Coweta County GA 1962 Donated

The budgets back in the 1960's were very simple.
But they did tell all the office holders of the county, elected and appointed.
For example, the Board of Commissioners Chairman was Dr. T. W. Sewell.
And the Public Works Camp Warden was J. Wendell Whitlock. (he was the warden when my husband worked there in 1986).
The County Police were George A Massey and W. Fred Smith....that's all...two of them!!!!

The total receipts for year 1962 were estimated to be $1,010,212.46
The total expenditures for the year were estimated to be $438,262.46
The total expenditures of the Board of Commissioners, Roads and Revenue $571,950.00

The whole Commissioner budget was $19,980
The County Attorney was paid $2400
The County Treasurer was paid $300
The City Court Judge was paid $8000

What a treasure this little booklet is.
There is much more in here, come on over to the museum to see it.

Mary M Scott lived to be at least 130 yrs in MS

One of the members (name withheld) of our Museum, is a desendent of Mary M Scott.
Mary was moved to Mississippi as a slave, 7 years before the town was developed and named.
It eventually was called Kascinsko, in Yazoo County.
She died in 1945 or 46 in Yazoo, she was at least 130 yrs old.
Her desendents moved all over the nation, but some ended up in Newnan GA.
Ms. Emma daughter of Wesley & Emma Scott Dodd,
grand daughter of Niles & Bobbie Hall Dodd and Fletcher & Lizzie Franklin Scott.

We find Mary Scott in Hale Co AL, town of Laneville 117 years old in 1930.

We are sure there was an article in the Yazoo County MS Newspaper,
and also in the "Defender" in Chicago IL, because relatives came from there for the funeral
and went back and put it in the paper.
Anyone with access to these newspapers and willing to send us the article will receive more jewels in your crown, and our 'kudos'.

Any help on this matter will be greatly appreciated.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Mr. Rosser & his 60 year shoe repairing career

While Cynthia is still in Jamaca for her family reunion, Eve Hutchison called and reminded me that Mr. Rosser is going to close his Dixie Shoe Repair Shop here in Newnan, which he opened in 1978. Before that the shop had been a Laundry Mat.

He has known how to repair shoes for more than 60 years.
He grew up in Meriwether and Coweta Counties.
His aunt was Verona Rosser, who the Verona Rosser Recreation Center was named after.
She was a teacher in Meriwether, and upon moving to Coweta, began to entertain
children who would otherwise be on the streets during their parents working hours.
She had a building on Pinson St, and eventually the City understood there was a need
for programs for children, to keep them occupied and out of trouble.

Mr. William E Rosser went to Newnan Chapel Methodist Church when he was younger, and now attends St Paul CME Church in Newnan.  He attended Howard Warner High School, graduating in 1938. 
He married first to Ella B Woodruff and next to Elnora Amey.

He was in World War II and Korea. He was rear eschalon support for foward troops on the front lines, making sure they had clothes and other items to be able to fight. He also taught classes as a NCO.

Some of his career as a shoe repairman was spent in Denver Colorado.
He loves his home land, and will be buried in Meriwether County when the time comes.

Mr. W E Rosser's parents were Horace & Mary Rosser.

We hope he stayes in the shop for another decade or two.
But for his eye sight, he probably would.