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)*
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