WORD FAMILY PAPERS

Manuscript MS-139

1890-1960


SOURCE: Glenna Parkins
SIZE: .3 lf
SHELVING UNIT: 1 document box
PROCESSING: BNJ, 2009

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Frank Word (b. 7-28-1851; d. 8-16-1923), prominent Hogansville merchant and entrepreneur, married (3-3-1875) Eugenia Pullin (b. 8-27-1858; d. 6-11-1935), granddaughter of Hogansville's founder, William Hogan. Mr. Word was one of five men who built Hogansville Manufacturing Company, the city's first textile mill, later renamed Calumet Mill. During his lifetime, he operated a cotton warehouse, served as a County Commissioner, was a charter member of Troup County Fertilizer and Warehouse Company and in 1906 opened the Mutual Cotton Oil Company. The Word home, built in 1900, still stands on the south side of Main Street in Hogansville and is located on the site of the William Hogan home.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

The collection contains personal papers, correspondence and business records of Frank Word. There is some correspondence between family members. The majority of the collection consists of deeds, insurance policies, receipts and checks. The DAR certificate of Winnie Davis Word is included as are several report cards of the Word children. A World War I era draft classification card issued to Herbert Word is also found in the collection. The photograph collection contains pictures of the Word family and some 1960 era Hogansville Elementary School classes.

CONTAINER LIST:

Folders
Business Records and Correspondence

1 1890-1899
2 1900-1910
3 1910-1919
4 1921-1926
5 1928-1948

1 folder photographs

TRACINGS:

Cotton-marketing
Hogansville
Textile Mills
Troup County-businesses
World War I