Canceled checks drawn on the Citizens Bank of Ray City, Ray City, GA document some of the local businesses that Effie Guthrie Knight transacted with during 1927.
As the check above shows, Dr. George Hill Folsom came to Berrien County, GA some time prior to 1927. He established his home in Ray City where he engaged in general practice. A check in the amount of $1.00 might have been typical payment for an office visit in that time.
Written the same day as the previous check, this check to Ray City pharmacist, C. O. Terry, may have been to fill a prescription written by Dr. George Hill Folsom.
Another check written by Effie Knight is made out to G.M. Purvis. Guy Marvin Purvis owned a general merchandise store in Ray City, GA. Furthermore, he was Effie’s brother-in-law so naturally she’d be inclined to do business there.
In the 1920s, Gordon Vancie Hardie opened up the first gas station in Ray City, GA. The check above may have been payment for service on Effie Knight’s car.