Piedmont in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
William Edgeworth Beattie
September 25, 1859-July 8, 1935
Piedmont Manufacturing Company
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Location. 34° 42.25′ N, 82° 27.617′ W. Marker is in Piedmont, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on County Road 182, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piedmont SC 29673, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Phickney Hammett (here, next to this marker); James Lawrence Orr (within shouting distance of this marker); Joe Ronnie Hooper (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Luther Samuel Payne (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pepper School (approx. 3.8 miles away); Pelzer Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Big Creek Baptist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Donaldson Air Force Base / Captain John O. Donaldson (approx. 5.7 miles away); Williamston Municipal Center (approx. 6 miles away); Confederate Skirmish (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piedmont.
Also see . . .
1. William Edgeworth Beattie, Greenville, SC. William Edgeworth Beattie was born on September 25, 1859 in Greenville, SC, the son of Hamlin Beattie and grandson (Submitted on February 7, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Piedmont Chronological History. Compiled by Don Roper, Piedmont, S.C. (Submitted on February 7, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Piedmont Number One. Piedmont Number One is a former textile plant and former National Historic Landmark in Piedmont, Greenville County, South Carolina. (Submitted on February 7, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. William Edgeworth Beattie
William Edgeworth Beattie, banker and mill president, was born in Greenville, South Carolina, September 25, 1859. His parents were Hamlin and Sallie (Cleveland) Beattie. His father is president, and one of his uncles, J. E. Beattie, is vice president, of the National Bank of Greenville, one of the strong financial institutions of the state. The paternal grandfather of the subject of this sketch was F.F. Beattie. He was one of the first to engage in mercantile business in Greenville, and was a man of high character and more than average achievement. The mother of William Beattie was a daughter of Harvey Cleveland, one of the leading citizens of Greenville, and a descendant of Jeremiah Cleveland, an early settler of Greenville
In childhood and youth William Beattie lived in the town in which he was born; he attended its schools, and, after obtaining a suitable preparation, entered Princeton university, from which he was graduated in 1882. In the following year he became cashier of the First National Bank of Greenville. From December, 1898, until March, 1905, he was also president and treasurer of the Seedy River Manufacturing company. At that time he resigned both positions in order to become president and treasurer of the Piedmont Manufacturing company, near Greenville, one of the oldest and most successful cotton mill corporations in the state.
Although Mr. Beattie is one of the younger business men of his city, he is recognized as a man of great financial ability. He is conservative and cautious, yet sagacious and enterprising. He is interested in civil and political affairs, but he has never sought official honors of any description. His religious affiliation is with the Protestant Episcopal church, of which he is an honored member.
On December 17, 1885, Mr. Beattie was married to Kittie Marshall, daughter of the late Doctor Samuel S. Marshall, for many years a leading physician in Greenville. Of their three children,
The address of Mr. Beattie is Piedmont, Greenville county, South Carolina. (Source: Men of Mark in South Carolina by James Calvin Hemphill (1907).)
— Submitted February 7, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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