March 16, 2011 at 10:41 pm (Historic Businesses, Knight Family, Society and Leisure)
Tags: Berrien County GA, Bruner Shaw, Bryant Swindle, Charlie Ruth Shaw, Charlie Shaw, Elias Moore Knight, Elmer Shaw, Glenn Johnson, Henry Swindle, Hollis Williams, J.H.Swindle, James Burton Shaw, Jessie Ziegler, Juanita Shaw, Lonnie Smith, Lonnie Swindle, Manson Johnson, Marshall Sirmans, Mayhaw Lake, Nannie Kate Moore, Paul Knight, Rachel Shaw, Rachel Shaw Moore, Ray City Baseball, Ray City GA, Ray's Mill, Rossie Swindle, Roy Carter, Shellie Ziegler, Thelma Moore, Tom Parrish, Viola Smith Davis
A previous post on this blog included the transcript of a 1914 advertisement for Mayhaw Lake amusement park and attractions operated by Elias Moore “Hun” Knight at Ray’s Mill, GA (now known as Ray City), and other posts have provided some backstory on the park’s significance in the community (1914 Box Ball Alley , Ray City Baseball).
A Berrien County Historical Foundation newsletter features more information on Mayhaw Lake and other historic resorts of Berrien County, GA. The Foundation is a great resource for researching family history in Berrien County. Visit the website for newsletters, historical photos, and workshops: http://www.freewebs.com/berrienhistorical/
Among the Mayhaw Lake patrons mentioned in the article you will find Bruner and Charlie Ruth Shaw, Bryant and Henry Swindle, Jessie and Shellie Ziegler, Burton and Rachel Shaw, Marshal Sirmans, Manson Johnson, Lonnie Swindle, Tom Parrish, Viola Smith Davis, Elmer Shaw, Hollis Williams, Charlie Shaw, Nannie Kate Moore, Thelma Moore, Paul Knight, Lonnie Smith, J. H. Swindle, Glenn Johnson, Juanita Shaw, Roy Carter and Rossie Swindle.
Berrien Historical Foundation Newsletter front page depicting the swimming pool at Mayhaw Lake, Ray City, GA.
Baseball in the Wiregrass
1914 Box Ball Alley ~ Mayhaw Lake at Rays Mill, GA
Ray City Baseball
March 1, 2011 at 3:24 am (Education In the Wiregrass, Grissett Family)
Tags: Anna Martha Grissett, Berrien County GA, Carroll Brown Guthrie, G.S.W.C., Georgia State Womans College, Herman Guthrie, Herman Knight Guthrie, James A. Grissett, Lillian Crum, Patricia Diane Miley, Paul Knight, Ray City GA, Ray City News, Ray City School, Valdosta GA
Ray City History
Anna Martha Grissett
Anna Martha Grissett, 1939. 5th Grade class photo, Ray City School. Ray City, Berrien County, GA
Anna Martha Grissett was born December 31, 1928, to James Arthur Grissett and Lillian Crum. She was born just in time to be the first birth announced in the Ray City News newspaper, which began publication January 3, 1929.
Ann attended the Ray City School, where classmates say she was a very bright student. When she was ready for high school, her parents arranged for her to attend school in Valdosta.
As young people, Anna Martha Grissett, Jimmy Grissett, Diane Miley, Carroll Brown Guthrie, Herman Knight Guthrie, and some of the Knight cousins spent summers working at the tobacco barn on Paul Knight’s farm out on Clabberville Road (aka Johnson Street), southeast of Ray City. At the time this land was being farmed by Herman Guthrie, son-in-law of Paul Knight.
After high school, Ann Grissett attended Georgia State Womans College at Valdosta, GA. The personal mentions in the June 17, 1948 edition of the Nashville Herald told of her plans for the summer break.
1948 Ann Grissett at Georgia State Womans College
Miss Ann Grissett, a student of G. S. W. C. Valdosta, is spending this week at Ridge Crest, N. C. after which she will spend her vacation at home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Grissett, in Ray City.