Honoring the leadership that looked after the June German – Part 5


thomashbattle
Honoring the past is one of the blogs objectives. We repeat and remember the important names embedded in the history of Rocky Mount. It made me smile when I found the clipping in Marion Stinson Herring’s scrapbook naming the Presidents of the Carolina Cotillion Club.                                                                          Click on the clipping to enlarge.

Scan

On the left, we find a handsome young, Thomas H. Battle.  He helped organize the Rocky Mount Cotillion Club and served as president when the first June German. He is a man of many firsts. In the mystery of things, as incorporator of the Village of Rocky Mount  Mills, I hope he knows the prominent role the Mills now play in the revitalization of the community.

On the right of the clipping above, you find Harold H. Strandberg, the last President mentioned in this list – 1955.  Again a family name beloved here in Rocky Mount. I hope his sons have photographs of their mother, Betsy Strandberg, and their father, Harold, dancing the night away at a June German.  We tip our hats to the following men for their leadership in these events. If you have a memory to share, please leave it in the comment section below.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

H.H. Strandberg, Jr.

CCC Presidents:

1880-Thomas H. Battle, 1900-J.P. Bunn, Sr., 1919-M.R. Robbins, 1920-Bryon Hillard, 1921-Ben Thomas, 1922-Ben Bunn, 1924-Bill Bradley, 1928-A.P. Thorpe, 1929-Thoms J. Pearsall, 1930-R.H. Gregory, Sr., 1931-S.S. Toler, Jr., 1932-George T. Burnette, Jr., 1933-Bruce Savage, 1934-E.U.Lewis, 1935-George P. Arrington, 1937-Harry Toler, 1938-G.M. Young, 1939-R. Graham Dozier, 1940-G.C.Worsley, 1941-Dr. Coyte R. Minges, 1942-Harvey C. Roberts, 1946-J.D. Winstrad, Jr., 1947-R.W. Moore, 1948-W.G. Stielman, Sr., 1949-R.E. Siler, 1950-W.T. Winters, 1951-W.L. Goodwyn, Jr., 1952-W.M. Shearin, 1953-J. Reese Bailey, 1954-H.W. Taylor, 1955-H.H. Strandberg, Jr.

Advertisements

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
This entry was posted in June German Dances in Rocky Mount and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s