Finding Aid of the W.W.W. Hines Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1898/1932">1898 - 1932</date>, n.d. , PC.1886

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Finding Aid of the W.W.W. Hines Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1898/1932">1898 - 1932</date>, n.d. , PC.1886

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 photocopies of documents relating to Civil War service and losses of his father, George W. Hines.

Descriptive Summary

Title
W.W.W. Hines Papers
Call Number
PC.1886
Creator
Hines, William Walter Washington, 1878-1953.
Date
1898 - 1932
Extent
42.00 items
Language
English
Repository
State Archives of North Carolina

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    Preferred Citation

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

    Biographical Note

    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.

    Contents of the Collection

    Subject Headings

  1. Hines, William Walter Washington, 1878-1953.
  2. William Walter Washington Hines, 1878-1953
  3. United States. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 1st. Company E.
  4. Contractors
  5. Roads--Design and construction.
  6. School construction contracts.
  7. Spanish-American War, 1898.
  8. Contractors
  9. Roads
  10. School construction contracts
  11. Spanish-American War, 1898
  12. Design and construction
  13. Cuba.
  14. Lincoln County (N.C.)
  15. Cuba
  16. Lincoln County (N.C.)
  17. Acquisitions Information

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

    Processing Information

  18. Processed by George Stevenson, October, 1998
  19. Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, July, 2002