Month: February 2017

From the Archives: “Jumping Jack” McElveen, Parachutist

On Sunday, September 9, 1928, Jack McElveen, a 23-year old from Atlanta, fell to his death in a field on off Timmonsville Highway. He was an accomplished parachutist performing with a flying circus that weekend. It was determined that McElveen “came to his death through accidental means.” Responsible for his own parachute, he neglected to snap one of the harnesses into place, and when he jumped, the remaining strap snapped.

Today in Darlington County History

On February 20, 1904, the Bank of Lamar was chartered, with a capital stock of $10,000.

Famous Residents of Darlington County

I am a lifelong fan of “America’s Pastime,” so I was delighted to learn that Orlando Hudson, a former Major League Baseball player, was born in Darlington, SC, on December 12, 1977

Today in Darlington County History

In that same year, the denizens of Dove’s Depot petitioned the S. C. Legislature to become incorporated by special Act, which was signed into law by the Governor on February 9, 1882.