Lifelong Summerville resident Gene McGinnis contributed these
photographs. Gene's grandfather, James McGinnis, married Mary McWhorter
in 1908. Several of the following photographs feature members of the
Brown's 1906 business school students included Jennie Boykin, Carrie
Sarratt, Dolah Thacker, Bessie Hollingsworth, Mr. Kimbrough, Mary
McWhorter, Julia Allen, and Mary Wilson.
father, Harry McGinnis, stands in front of the Mattox boarding house
which stood across the street from Summerville First Baptist Church,
corner of Georgia Avenue and Union Street, circa 1915.
Gene's grandmother, Mary McWhorter, stands on the left.
Sunday afternoon fun in Summerville.
The two ladies in the buggy are believed to be Fann and Kate McWhorter.
Gone! Gene believes the woman on the left is Nell Henry.
Dedication of the new building, Summerville Presbyterian Church, May 1924.
Ladies at the Summerville First Baptist Church. Date unknown.
Downtown Summerville, early 1940s.
McGinnis stands outside his drug store adjacent to the courthouse (out
of frame on right). His son, Harry, stands to the left.
McWhorter worked at a feed and seed store across from the Summerville
Depot. He was in business with Rice Morgan for many years. Henry is
also featured on page 51 of my Chattooga County book.
and children at Summerville Presbyterian Church on Easter Sunday, circa
1957, include adults (back row, left to right) Geneviere McWhorter,
Jean Pless, Mattie Lou Jones, and Mary Ann Neal. Some of the kids shown
include Irene Moody, Martha Gamble, the Praiet twins, Kris Cook, Paul
Marks, Ken Kinsey, Clinton Agnew, Bob Farrar, Steve Jones, Gene
McGinnis, Becky Lindsay, Randi Hotchkiss, Nancy Marks, and Wink
Thanks to Gene McGinnis for sharing these and other photographs on this website, and for his dedication to preserving the history of Chattooga County.