Sunday, February 8, 2015

Old Fashioned Butter Cake with Chocolate Icing

1910 Butter Cake


What a beautiful cake recipe. This 100-year old treasure is a real keeper! It was discovered in an old McCall's cookbook published in 1910. You will fall in love with this fluffy, moist, easy-to-prepare cake. 

Preheat oven to 350*F.  
Grease and flour two 8 inch x 2 inch baking pans and set aside.

2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1  1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, soften
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs

In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Add butter, milk, and vanilla.  With a hand mixer, beat for  2 minutes, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl.  

Add eggs and beat for 2 minutes more.

Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing equally between the pans.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
Remove from oven.

Cool in the pans for 10 minutes and then turn cakes out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Frost with your favorite frosting.  My favorite chocolate frosting is on the back of the Hersey's cocoa can.  

"Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
2/3 cup Hershey's cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
1/3 cup milk  (plus an additional few drops to make a nice consistency)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt the stick of butter in a heavy saucepan.  Stir in cocoa.  Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speed to spreading consistency.  Add more milk if needed.  Stir in vanilla. 
Makes about 2 cups frosting

Friday, February 6, 2015

Drowned in Lynches River, 1908

Eldest Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Haynie of Cartersville Loses His Life.

Special to The State.

Cartersville, Aug. 8.---This little village was shocked beyond expression yesterday at noon, when the horrible tidings were brought by a little negro boy that Charles C. Haynie, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Haynie was drowned in Lynches River near town.

He had gone out with a party of young boys to go in bathing. He could not swim and soon got into a deep hole, which sucked him in. His brother, Will, did everything in his power to save his life but all in vain.

Just as soon as possible the river was dragged and his dead body brought to the surface. His bereaved parents are prostrated with grief. The entire town is in the deepest mourning for this young man who was budding into manhood. He was only 16 years of age and a splendid specimen of a young man. He leaves a grief-stricken mother and father, one sister and two brothers.

The State, Columbia, SC  filed August 9, 1908

Cartersville Cemetery, Cartersville, SC

Charles C. Haynie gravestone.
Haynie family grave marker, Cartersville Cemetery

Charles was buried at the Cartersville Cemetery on the US Hwy 76 west of Cartersville Crossroad on the left before you reach Lynches River.

Charles Clanton Haynie was  born June 9, 1892.  He died August 7, 1908, when he drowned.

His younger brother Will, who fought hard to save him, died just two years after the drowning. The Haynie family had only one child who lived to be old, that being Mary Pearl who lived to be 70.

William Oliver Haynie 1893-1910

Augustus Beldon Haynie, 1868-1941


  • Augustus Belden Haynie (1868-1941)
  • Margaret Holmes Haynie (1876-1957)


  • Charles Clanton Haynie (1892-1908)
  • William Oliver Haynie (1893-1910)*
  • Leona Haynie (1896-1897)*
  • Howard Haynie (1902-1906)*
  • Ward E Haynie (1921-1922)*
  • Mary Pearl Haynie Hughes (1922-1992)*
Family information from: