Monthly Archives: November 2015

Greenville – New Orleans Connections

Fred Ende was one of the most loved; most respected and honored persons ever to live in Greenville. He was the epitome of a true gentleman. Mr. Ende arrived in Greenville about 1856 from New Orleans where he emigrated from … Continue reading

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Gutta Percha

This week I learned I need root canal surgery.  As the dentist was explaining to me the process for such an ordeal, he mentioned that he would fill the canals of my tooth with Gutta Percha.  I was amazed!  I … Continue reading

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E.H.R. Green

Probably one of the wealthiest men associated with Greenville at the beginning of the twentieth century was a tall, robust New Yorker named Edward Howland Robinson Green (1868-1936). Born in London to very wealthy parents, Green was educated in New … Continue reading

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New Businesses

Ask almost anyone about the 1930s and the reply will probably be about the woes of the Great Depression. True, times were incredibly difficult financially for everyone. But here in Greenville at least two new manufacturing concerns opened for business … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie Novels and Greenville News

I love to read Agatha Christie novels. They are not great literature, but when you have spent the day reading about the causes of World War I or about the economic policies leading up to October 1929, a good murder … Continue reading

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Lt. General Claire Chennault

I have attended two wonderful historical marker dedications recently. On Sunday, October 11, the good people at New Hope Baptist Church unveiled a marker honoring Mary Jim Morris. Mrs. Morris was a longtime African American lady, an accomplished teacher and … Continue reading

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All Saint’s Day

November 1st was All Saints Day or Dia de Muertos. It is a time to honor those who are dead, hence the name Day of the Dead. At Kavanaugh Church here in Greenville, someone will read the names of those … Continue reading

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Who Pays for Public Schools?

Would you believe that a discussion could be made for not paying school taxes? It was frequently discussed from the time the new Texas constitution was enacted in 1836 until the Gilmer Aiken Bill for public education came along in … Continue reading

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