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W.W.W. Hines Papers


William Walter Washington Hines (1878-1953), a native of Lincolnton served in the army during the Spanish American War. While in Cuba Hines purchased U.S. army mules, and after his return to Lincolnton he established a livery business there in 1905. A natural engineer, Hines went into the business of road and street construction and, until stopped by the economic depression of the 1930s, specialized in the grading and construction of road shoulders in piedmont and eastern North Carolina.Collection contains 31 letters of recommendation of Hines for his service in Cuba during the Spanish American War and for his subsequent work as a contractor in road construction. Includes 1922 contract for c ... (more below)

Title

W.W.W. Hines Papers

Collection Number

PC.1886

Date(s)

1898 - 1932

Language

English

Physical Description
Items
Approximately 42
Genre/Physical Characteristic

includes 31 original letters, bills of sale, contract, military records, and contractor's license; 1 copy of a photograph; 1 typescript; 9 photocopies of miscellaneous documents.

Abstract

William Walter Washington Hines (1878-1953), a native of Lincolnton served in the army during the Spanish American War. While in Cuba Hines purchased U.S. army mules, and after his return to Lincolnton he established a livery business there in 1905. A natural engineer, Hines went into the business of road and street construction and, until stopped by the economic depression of the 1930s, specialized in the grading and construction of road shoulders in piedmont and eastern North Carolina.

Collection contains 31 letters of recommendation of Hines for his service in Cuba during the Spanish American War and for his subsequent work as a contractor in road construction. Includes 1922 contract for construction of Lincolnton Graded School, military records, biographical sketch, and xerox copies of documents relating to Civil War service and losses of his father, George W. Hines.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

Hines, William Walter Washington, 1878-1953.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Available for research.


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Processed by George Stevenson, October, 1998

Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, July, 2002


Photographs lent for copying for the negative collection and returned to owner: W. W. W. Hines in Spanish American War uniform; W. W. W. Hines in work clothes as contractor; mule team of W. W. W. Hines by roadside; W. W. W. Hines as a young man; Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hines.


William Walter Washington Hines (1878-1953), a native of Lincolnton was the son of George Washington and Mary Susan (Summerow) Hines. Educated at Pleasant Retreat Academy in Lincolnton, he was mustered into Company E, lst North Carolina Volunteer Regiment, on April 27, 1898, for military service during the Spanish American War. He was transferred into Company A, lst Division Hospital, VII Corps, U.S. Army, where he had charge of the hospital horses, on June 1, 1898. Hines was discharged from the army at Camp Columbia, Havana, Cuba, on April 22, 1899. Later that year, as a civilian in Cuba, he obtained employment in the corral of the Pincipe Quartermaster Depot as a wagonmaster in charge of transporting stores from the subsistence depot and served as such until the withdrawal of American troops from Cuba in 1902. While in Cuba Hines purchased U.S. army mules, and after his return to Lincolnton he established a livery business there in 1905. A natural engineer, Hines went into the business of road and street construction and the preparation of excavations for the construction of large buildings. Subsequently he leased a rock quarry and sub-contracted the supply of crushed stone, gravel, and sand for the Lincolnton-Maiden highway, and, until stopped by the economic depression of the 1930s, specialized in the grading and construction of road shoulders in piedmont and eastern North Carolina.


William Walter Washington Hines (1878-1953), a native of Lincolnton was the son of George Washington and Mary Susan (Summerow) Hines. Educated at Pleasant Retreat Academy in Lincolnton, he was mustered into Company E, lst North Carolina Volunteer Regiment, on April 27, 1898, for military service during the Spanish American War. He was transferred into Company A, lst Division Hospital, VII Corps, U.S. Army, where he had charge of the hospital horses, on June 1, 1898. Hines was discharged from the army at Camp Columbia, Havana, Cuba, on April 22, 1899. Later that year, as a civilian in Cuba, he obtained employment in the corral of the Pincipe Quartermaster Depot as a wagonmaster in charge of transporting stores from the subsistence depot and served as such until the withdrawal of American troops from Cuba in 1902. While in Cuba Hines purchased U.S. army mules, and after his return to Lincolnton he established a livery business there in 1905. A natural engineer, Hines went into the business of road and street construction and the preparation of excavations for the construction of large buildings. Subsequently he leased a rock quarry and sub-contracted the supply of crushed stone, gravel, and sand for the Lincolnton-Maiden highway, and, until stopped by the economic depression of the 1930s, specialized in the grading and construction of road shoulders in piedmont and eastern North Carolina.


[Identification of item], PC.1886, W.W.W. Hines Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Gift of Mrs. Kate Cameron (Hines) Johnson, Lincolnton, N.C., 1998.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us.


This small collection is essentially a collection of letters recommending Hines for employment. Twelve of the letters, dating from 1898 to 1902, relate to his service as wagonmaster in Cuba. Ten of the letters, dating from 1927 to 1932, recommend him as a grading contractor for work on North Carolina roads and streets.

The miscellaneous materials in the collection include his army discharge and three other documents relating to his military service, three bills of sale for U.S. army mules, a 1922 contract between Hines and the Lincolnton Graded School District for construction of a new school in the town, and his 1929 license as a general contractor. The collection is augmented by Xerox copies of documents relating to Hines and his life, including a brief biographical sketch. Three of the xerographic copies of documents relating to his father, George W. Hines, include an obituary and copies of documents concerning his claim against the United States for losses during the Civil War.


This small collection is essentially a collection of letters recommending Hines for employment. Twelve of the letters, dating from 1898 to 1902, relate to his service as wagonmaster in Cuba. Ten of the letters, dating from 1927 to 1932, recommend him as a grading contractor for work on North Carolina roads and streets.

The miscellaneous materials in the collection include his army discharge and three other documents relating to his military service, three bills of sale for U.S. army mules, a 1922 contract between Hines and the Lincolnton Graded School District for construction of a new school in the town, and his 1929 license as a general contractor. The collection is augmented by Xerox copies of documents relating to Hines and his life, including a brief biographical sketch. Three of the xerographic copies of documents relating to his father, George W. Hines, include an obituary and copies of documents concerning his claim against the United States for losses during the Civil War.


  • Hines, William Walter Washington, 1878-1953.
  • United States. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 1st. Company E.
  • Contractors
  • Roads--Design and construction.
  • School construction contracts.
  • Spanish-American War, 1898.
  • Cuba.
  • Lincoln County (N.C.)