Fay Webb Gardner
This scrapbook chronicles the patrilineal and matrilineal genealogy of Fay Webb Gardner. The scrapbook contains photographs, written narrative, news clippings, and historical documents pertaining to the Webb, Andrews, Love, Blanton, and Harrill families. Other families of note include: White, Putnam, Bridges, Hamrick, Watson, and Roberts. The scrapbook contains artifacts referencing the Lucy Cobb Institute, Webbly, the North Carolina Governor's Mansion, the Shelby Graded School, and First Baptist Church Shelby. The scrapbook is unbound and has numerous missing photographs. Also included are notes, primary documents, and photographs that have been clipped to individual pages. Larger artifacts, such as the biography of James L. Webb by R. L. Ryburn, are scanned within the body of the scrapbook.
Smaller artifacts, scanned separately as supplemental documents, include:
- Pg. 4 [news clipping] Cleveland County Early Days
- Pg. 8 [photograph w. FWG notation] First home of J. W. Gardner in the Cleveland Cloth Mill village, 1933. Suzanne born at hospital - lived here until 9 months.
- Pg. 29 [photograph] Reverend & Mrs. G. M. Webb graves
- Pg. 43 [photographs] Sue Andrews of Shelby, first cousin of Mrs. O. Max Gardner, standing on old ancestral Andrews home porch, 1939
- Pg. 53 [documents] Fay Webb Gardner's genealogy notes
- Pg. 89 [notes & photographs] Notes pertaining to the Harrill family along with 6 photographs. FWG's Photo descriptions are clockwise: 1) Aunt Druscilla Harrill, her sister, Mrs. Celia Bostick, Mrs. Bostick's nephew, Henry Duncan. Mrs. Bostick grand daughter of Mrs. Leonard Bostick., 2) Houson Harrill Jr. home near Ellenboro, 3) Houson Harrill family Ellenboro. Aunt Druscilla 2nd on 2nd row now 92 years old (1938). Mrs. Celia Bostick 3rd on 3rd row, 4) Where G. Blanton who was appointed Commissioner of Peace by Crown, New Burn, NC. Great-grandfather of Mrs. O. Max Gardner who joined the Colonial Dames in his name., 5) Stones from the [?] at home site of Sam Harrill Sr. (died at age of 98). Great-great grandfather of Mrs. O. Max Gardner - land all along Webb's creek about 5 miles from Ellenboro, 6) Housan Harrill
- Pg. 104 [primary documents] legal documents pertaining to the Watson, Long, Lukadoo, Robertson families, 1832 - 1866.
Fay Webb Gardner
This scrapbook chronicles Fay Webb Gardner's life from 1902 - 1907, with content primarily ranging from 1903 - 1905. The first half of the scrapbook focuses on her time as a student at the Lucy Cobb Institute in Athens, GA. Photographs depict close school friends such as Nell Gross, Kate Ellis, and Elizabeth Willis. The latter half of the scrapbook depicts Fay's family and friends in and around Shelby, NC and Gaffney, SC. Photographs include her brother and sister, Ralph Lamar Webb and Madge Webb Riley, and local friends of the Webb siblings. Of note is a photograph of Madge Webb Riley in front of the Cleveland Springs Hotel and of O. Max Gardner at Morehead in 1907.
Fay Webb Gardner
This scrapbook contains photos of Fay Webb Gardner and her family and friends from 1907-1938. There are many photos of Max and Fay's first child and only daughter, Margaret and their last child, Max, Jr. There are many photos of Fay's siblings, parents, and other extended family members. The middle third of the scrapbook contains photos from different trips the Gardner's took including ones to Havana, Cuba; Miami Beach, Florida; Rome, Italy; Vienna, Austria; and Geneva, Switzerland. There are also several pictures of Chip Robert, Jr. and his wife Evie who were good friends of the Gardner's. Note: Page 67 was found with page 49 - members of the 20th Century Book Club at the Governor's Mansion in Raleigh, NC. Page 68 and 69 were found with page 65 - Mrs. Chip Robert. Page 70 is from an unknown location within the scrapbook - thought to be a photo of Margaret Love Gardner.
This photo album contains pictures and notes pertaining to the early classes of Boiling Springs High School, which would later become Gardner-Webb University. Of note, is Mary Crowe Thompson, a personal friend of Fay Webb Gardner. Images in the book date from 1920 - 1925. The original captions in the scrapbook are assumed to be by Mary Crowe Thompson, while the inked in names on the photographs are by Fay Webb Gardner.
Fay Webb Gardner
Fay Lamar Webb and Oliver Max Gardner wed on November 6, 1907. The bride book details the events and preparations surrounding their wedding. There are photos of Fay, Max and family members involved in the wedding as well as a photo of the First Baptist Church of Shelby where they were married. All of the guests signed the book, and Fay also kept a record of all the gifts received and dresses she wore for the various festivities. Telegrams from those that couldn't attend are attached as well as cards, notes, placecards, and invitations from the wedding day. There are also several news articles about the wedding included at the end.
Elizabeth Mary Willis and Fay Webb Gardner
"Nods and Becks" is the yearbook from the Lucy Cobb Institute in 1905. The Lucy Cobb Institute was a girls' school in Athens, Georgia that remained open from 1859-1931. The most famous feature of the school was the Seney-Stovall Chapel built on school grounds. Currently, the University of Georgia owns the property. Fay Lamar Webb graduated from the Lucy Cobb Institute in 1905. There are group photos of each class level as well as many of the clubs and athletic groups. Included are several pages of prose and poetry written by students and many pages of entertaining quips about the students.
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