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Pridgen, Sallie Gibbs

Pridgen, Sallie Gibbs

Female 1915 - 2012  (97 years)

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  • Name Pridgen, Sallie Gibbs 
    Born 1 Jun 1915  Warsaw, Duplin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 8118 
    Died 29 Nov 2012  Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Harrison Family Cemetery, Purley, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7987  Caswell County
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 

    Father Pridgen, Robert Courtney,   b. 19 Oct 1875, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F4293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anderson, James Ezekiel,   b. 2 Dec 1914, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 2005, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 1943 
    Reference Number 56623 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Anderson, Samuel Harrison,   b. 16 Nov 1954,   d. 19 Aug 1983  (Age 28 years)  [natural]
     5. Living
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F2828  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jun 1915 - Warsaw, Duplin County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Nov 2012 - Danville, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Harrison Family Cemetery, Purley, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sallie Gibbs Pridgen Anderson
    Sallie Gibbs Pridgen Anderson #2
    Anderson, McPherson, Rudd
    Zeke and Sallie Pridgen Anderson
    James Ezekiel Anderson and Sallie Gibbs Pridgen
    Sallie Gibbs Pridgen and James Ezekiel Anderson
    Sallie and Zeke Anderson
    June Poteat Gwynn and Sallie Pridgen Anderson at Richmond-Miles History Museum (Yanceyville, NC)

  • Notes 
    • Sallie Gibbs Pridgen (1915-2012)

      Sallie Gibbs Pridgen Anderson (1915-2012)

      Sallie Gibbs Pridgen Anderson

      Anderson

      Sallie and Zeke Anderson

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      Page Dunn identified last week’s old photo as Sally and Zeke Anderson; and the gentleman in the center as Wallace Burke, father of Linda Bray, of Providence. However, Bill Ray of Eno River Farms, Cedar Grove said the man in the center was D. L. “Bowe” Wells and the item that the woman is holding is a stack of old tobacco bills of long ago.

      Source: The Caswell Messenger (Yanceyville, North Carolina), 25 July 2012.
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      The following is from the Caswell County Historical Association Newsletter of September 2008 and is reprinted here with permission, all rights reserved:

      Words are supposed to be my business but I find that they fail me when I try to tell you how much I appreciate the surprise birthday party thrown in with the regular meeting but much, much more. I believe I can say that it was the nicest birthday gift I ever got - worth waiting 93 years for. Genealogically speaking, I was born June 1, 1915 and historically speaking I was born in a cottage on Hill Street in the little railroad stop named Warsaw, probably, because as my father said, “Old Man Hill had read the then popular novel Thaddeus of Warsaw." Incredible as it may seem Mr. William L. Hill had attended college at Oxford in England and was the heir to many acres and had many slaves freed by the Civil War. My father, Robert C. Pridgen and mother, the former Sallie Viola Gibbs of Lynchburg, S.C. ran the country newspaper until his brother went to war and Daddy had to move back to the family farm to help his father and brother to raise produce for the country during World War One.

      We farmed for several years and then moved back to Warsaw so my little brother and I could attend grammar school without having to be transported by horse and buggy every day. There were no school buses in our county until 1923 or 4. I was to graduate there in 1931 and subsequently attend Flora Macdonald College, dropping out to take a job at the Courthouse in Kenansville, the County Seat 9 miles from Warsaw where I was a deputy Clerk of Court where I met and married County Sanitarian Zeke Anderson of Caswell County in 1943. We married and moved to Little Washington, then back to Yanceyville, then to North Wilkesboro, back to Yanceyville, back to North Wilkesboro, back to Yanceyville then to Elon College, then to Hillsborough and finally back to Yanceyville where Zeke died July 5, 2005.
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      Caswell natives inducted into Hall of Excellence
      By Leigh Walker
      Jan 06, 2009 - 08:30:06 pm CST Staff Writer

      A plaque inducting Carl Blake Willis into the Caswell County Hall of Excellence was hung at the Pelham Welcome Center Friday, as community members gathered together to honor a man known by many as the "Big Train." "Willis grew up in the Providence/Pelham area, attended Piedmont Academy and went on to play for the Detroit Tigers," Event Coordinator Danna Medlin said. "He won a World Series Title with Tigers in 1984, a World Series Title with the Minnesota Twins in 1991 and is now a pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians." The second annual induction ceremony for the Caswell County Award of Excellence sponsored by the Cherokee District Boy Scouts of American will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 29. "The Caswell County Award of Excellence program was created to honor those who have made a difference in the county that needed to be recognized," Medlin said. "We are hoping to do this every year in January or February for the next few years to get all the people recognized that have been needing it for quite some time."

      Eight women will be honored for their dedication to the Caswell community at the 2009 ceremony, each having donated time to help others whether civically or in another way. "Sallie Anderson, Mildred Atwater, Siomara Balmori, Helen Little, Jean Vernon, Jean Scott, Gloria Wallace and Marion Thomas where chosen by a committee as widowed women who had made significant contributions in different areas throughout the county," Medlin said. "This year committee consisted of Susan Escue, Sherri Slade, Marc Thomas, George Daniel, Todd Whalen, Armstead Hodges and myself."

      The induction ceremony will be held in the large auditorium of the Caswell County Civic Center and will feature a meal catered by Armstead and Johnny Hodges and presentation ceremony, honoring the women chosen for the awards. "Piedmont Community College is doing a short film featuring brief interviews with each woman that will be shown followed by a series of photographs taken at various times throughout their lives," Medlin said. "After the video presentation each woman will receive a plaque and have a plaque hung at the Pelham Welcome Center in their honor."

      Tickets for the event are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling Medlin at (336) 694-4363. All of the money collected through ticket sales will stay with Caswell County's 10 active Boy Scout troops.
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      Yanceyville, North Carolina

      Mrs. Sallie Gibbs Pridgen Anderson of 135 Fire Department Road, Yanceyville, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2012, at Danville Regional Medical Center (Danville, Virginia) following a two-month period of declining health. Memorial services will be held at the Yanceyville Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. Sam Jenkins will officiate. Interment will be at the family cemetery in Purley, immediately following the service.

      The family will receive friends Monday December, 3, from 6-8 p.m. at Harrelson Funeral Home in Yanceyville, North Carolina. Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Condolences may be offered at www.harrelsonfs.com. Harrelson Funeral Home is assisting the Anderson Family with arrangements.

      Born in 1915 in Duplin County, North Carolina, Sallie Gibbs Pridgen Anderson is the daughter of Robert Courtney Pridgen and Sallie Viola Gibbs. Mrs. Anderson attended Flora McDonald College, was a graduate of Elon College, and received her Masters in English Literature at age 49 from the University of North Carolina. After graduation, she taught at Prospect Hill and Glade Valley School near Sparta, North Carolina. She retired from employment in 1973.

      In her earlier years in Yanceyville, she worked as a legal secretary and assisted Burch Blaylock, County Clerk of Court. She was a Girl Scout Leader and Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Anderson loved music, literature, and history. She sang in the church choir, played piano and autoharp. She was editor of the Caswell County Historical Association ("CCHA")Newsletter. She and her husband Zeke were involved in the inception of the Richmond-Miles Museum in Yanceyville.

      They and many members of the CCHA were able to save the old Caswell County Courthouse from possible demolition. The “Sallie and Zeke Anderson” room at the Richmond-Miles History Museum symbolic of their dedication to the preservation of the local and regional history. Mrs. Anderson served as docent at the Museum on a regular basis and had such a passion and knowledge that many visitors from many different places called on her for information about their ancestors. She was an active member of the Daughters of the America Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

      Mrs. Anderson is predeceased by her husband James Ezekiel (Zeke) Anderson, a son Samuel Harrison Anderson, and a brother, Robert Pridgen. Her survivors include Bettie Slade Anderson Kreplick, Dunedin Florida: Anne Harriet Whitfield of Beulah, Colorado; Julie Lawrence Smith, Elon North Carolina, and Albert Gallatin Anderson of the family home in Yanceyville. Also surviving is her sister Martha Rodgers of Norfolk, Virginia.
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      In Memory of Sallie Anderson (1915 - 2012)

      Yanceyville, N.C. - Mrs. Sallie Pridgen Anderson of 135 Fire Department Road passed away peacefully on November 29, 2012 at Danville Regional Medical Center following a two month period of declining health. Born in 1915 in Duplin County, N.C, she was the daughter of Sallie Gibbs and Robert Courtney Pridgen. Mrs. Anderson attended Flora McDonald College, was a graduate of Elon College, and received her Masters in English Literature at age 49 from UNC-CH. Upon graduation, she taught at Prospect Hill and Glade Valley School near Sparta, N.C. She retired from employment in 1973.

      In her earlier years in Yanceyville, she worked as a legal secretary and assisted Burch Blaylock, County Clerk of Court. She was a Girl Scout Leader and Sunday-School teacher. Mrs. Anderson loved music, literature, and history. She sang in the church choir, played piano and autoharp. She was editor of the Caswell County Historical Association Newsletter. She and her husband Zeke were involved in the inception of the Richmond-Miles Museum in Yanceyville.They and many members of the CCHA were able to save the old county court house from possible demolition. The “Sallie and Zeke Anderson” room of the museum is symbolic of their dedication to the preservation of the local and regional history. Mrs. Anderson served as docent on a regular basis and had such a passion and knowledge that many visitors from many different places called on her for information about their ancestors. She was an active member of the D.A.R. and the U.D.C.

      Mrs. Anderson is predeceased by her husband Zeke, a son, Sam, and her brother, Robert Pridgen. Her survivors include daughters, Bettie Kreplick, Dunedin Fl: Anne Whitfield of Beulah, Co; Julie Smith, Elon, N.C. and son, Albert Anderson of the family home. Also surviving is her sister Martha Rodgers of Norfolk, Va.

      Miss Sallie will be missed by all of us!

      Source: "Lives and Times," Newsletter of the Caswell County Historical Association (Yanceyville, North Carolina), VOLUME XXXV, No. 2-4, Sallie P. Anderson, Editor Emeritus.
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      "Museum Looking for Artifacts"

      By Angel Solomon (The Caswell Messenger, 22 June 2016)

      Sallie Smith, President of the Caswell County Historical Association (CCHA), extends an invitation to visit the Richmond-Miles History Museum in Yanceyville. Sallie explained that the Museum was founded in the early 1980s by the CCHA and is operated by unpaid volunteers. Initially, the museum was housed in the historic Caswell County Courthouse. Later, using a generous donation from heirs of the Museum's namesakes (Richmond and Miles families), the current building on the Yanceyville Square was purchased and converted into today's Museum. That building, the Graves-Florance-Gatewood House, is itself historic.

      Sallie Smith credited Sally Anderson (1915-2002) and husband Zeke Anderson (1914-2005) as being the first volunteer curators at the Museum. The Andersons lived in the Paul A. Haralson House (the "Clerk's House) just southeast of the Courthouse. Not only were they active in Museum matters, but they also helped increase CCHA membership and created the Genealogical Research Room at the Museum. And, for years Sallie Anderson edited the CCHA Newsletter.

      Sallie Smith has been a member of the CCHA for many years. Since retiring from the Caswell County Finance Department three years ago (working in the Old Courthouse), she has been an active CCHA board member, now serving as CCHA President.

      Sallie says that Paula Seamster (CCHA Treasurer) recruited her for the CCHA board. “I just followed her lead. And now I am very much involved. Which is a good thing, it keeps me busy. We have a lot of older folks in Caswell, and their stories just need to be told. We have a lot of history in Caswell.” Caswell County residents can share their stories by donating/lending memorabilia to the museum. “Any artifact or memorabilia that they can loan us or they can gift it to us as a permanent item for the museum. We have the African American room, the sports room, and the Maud Gatewood exhibit upstairs. We need anything from kitchen items to military items, and even things from now; in time they are going to be history. We can rotate items when we get more. We also could use donations of display cabinets and mannequins to show off these historical items.” Family histories always are welcome.

      Sallie explained that along with donations or historical items, the museum can also use financial donations. The CCHA runs the museum with funds gained through membership dues, donations, fund raisers, sales at the Museum Gift Shop, online sales, and some county funds. “It does cost quite a bit to operate the museum, so any moneys we get, we deeply appreciate.”

      Sallie invites all to visit the Museum during the Heritage Festival on Saturday, June 25th. That day, Helen Ledford, author of "Helen Jean Stories," will be on the front porch of the Museum from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. signing copies of her book. According to the publisher, Helen’s book is “a nostalgic look into slower times well remembered, Helen’s prose, poetry, and pictures invite warm contemplation of an era gone by.”

      During the Heritage Festival, the Museum will have a Terrell Chair Display upstairs and a Jar Display on the front lawn. Mildred Walton will be presenting the Jar Display, and Sallie Smith says, “I’ve never realized there are so many jars to pickle and can jellies and vegetables in”.

      Sallie also invites those interested to volunteer at the Museum. Volunteers on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons would lead Museum tours, explain displays, and help visitors with family research in the Museum’s Genealogical Research Room. Sallie explains, “You don’t need to be a member of the association to volunteer, but we would like for you to be. An individual or a family membership is $25.00. Applications are available at the museum or can be filled out at the CCHA website. Membership dues come due in January. We have over 100 members right now.” To learn more about the CCHA, to join, and to purchase books related to the history of Caswell County and the genealogy of its people, visit the CCHA website at https://www.ncccha.com/.

      When asked about what she thinks the future holds for the Museum, Sallie says, “I’d like to see the museum grow. The main thing is more involvement with our citizens with the history in our county.” To learn more about the Museum, call (336) 694-4965 or visit the Museum on the Yanceyville Square (15 Main Street East, Yanceyville, NC).
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      North Carolina, Birth and Death Indexes, 1800-2000
      Name: Sallie Gibbs Pridgen
      Event Type: birth
      Birth Date: 1915
      Birth County: Duplin
      Parent1 Name: Robert C Pridgen
      Roll Number: NCVR_B_C035_66002
      Volume: 2
      Page: 700