LINDLEY, Charles Clinton*
Cause of his death was Cardiac Arrest.3185
Died at Chapel Hill Nursing & Convalescent Center.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Appearance in Document: NC Birth Index, 1890, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 3188 1890, Lindley, Charles Clinton, son of William F. Lindley, recorded Vol 20, page 318.
2. Census, 16 Jun 1900, Newlin Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 1356
3. Census, 2 May 1910, Newlin Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 1358
4. Story, 1911, Hawfields, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 3192 A 1911 photo of everyone at Hawfields School shows "Charlie Linley". [this photo appeared in a book, I do not have the actual photo, only a photocopy which is not very legible. But the listing of the names below the photo is readable].
5. Story, 1912, Hawfields, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Les Lindley has copy of handwritten paper by Charles titled "Cromwell's Soloquy", dated 1912, Hawfields High School, Mebane, NC. Mebane is between Burlington and Hillsborough, and Hawfields is a town SW of Mebane towards Swepsonville.
6. Story, 1917, Elon College, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. In the 1917 Elon College Yearbook "Phipsicli", C C Lindley is a junior [so he ought to graduate in 1918]. He is a member of the Philologian Literary Society, and is one of the debators at their annual program, and appears in the Alamance County Club.
7. Appearance in Document: WW1 Draft Registration, 5 Jun 1917, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 3189 Name: Charles Clinton Lindley; City: Saxapahaw; County: Alamance; State: North Carolina; Birthplace: Saxapahaw, NC; Birth Date: 29 Sep 1890; Student and farming for W. F. Lindley in Saxapahaw; single, medium height, slender build, blue eyes, light hair, bald. Signature C. C. Lindley.
8. Story, Cir 1917, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 608,3030 His first job was teacher at one-room, one-teacher schoolhouse while he was a junior at Elon. The school, which has since burned down, was located in Chatham County near Hamlet Chapel.
9. Story, Cir 1918, Elon College, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 608,3030 Earned BA degree at Elon College. Elon is associated with the Congregational Christian Church, but Charles was Methodist -- he attended because it was close. While there, he worked on the grounds to pay his way. He lived with Professor Alonzo Hook, an assistant professor of Physics. Charles originally studied to be a minister, and was assigned to a church in South Carolina for a while, but quit due to illness. He then switched to Education.
11. Story, 20 Mar 1922, Eli Whitney, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 608,3030 He was principal or teacher at Eli Whitney School, named because it was an old cotton gin. He and a Mr. Dixon started the school. The name later changed to The Whitney Consolidated High School. He was there on 20 March 1922, according to a dated poem he wrote on school stationary called "Hedged In".
12. Story, 22 Jan 1927. Charles wrote several articles for magazines. One in the 22 Jan 1927 issue of Progressive Farmer was called "An Efficient Lighting Plant for $175" about an electric generator that he, Perce, and Hoover built to operate lights at the house powered by a nearby stream. Les Lindley has a copy of the article.
13. Residence, 29 Aug 1927, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 1673
14. Residence, Cir 1927, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 608,3030 In Burlington, family lived first at Barnharts, where they rented a bedroom and kitchen in a house [Bob says he never lived there, so either this is incorrect or he had not been born yet]. Next they lived at Carrington's, which was next to the hospital, where they rented an apartment in a house. Bob was born at the hospital (Alamance General Hospital), where Dr. Carrington had his practice.
15. Property, 22 Nov 1927, Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. D R Fonville and wife Anne W Fonville and C C Fonville, all of Alamance Co, sold to C C Lindley, for $10, Lot 5, Block J, Section 1 of Beverly Hills, Burlington Twp. One of the covenants of the deed says "... the premises shall not be occupied by negroes or persons of negro blood." Later in the deed there are other covenants, such as no pigs, no commercial buildings, and those covenants all have an expiration date of 1 Jan 1953, but the covenant about negroes is specifically excluded from expiring. (Alamance Co Deed book 92, p310) [Beverly Hills Section 1 is shown on Alamance Co Plat book 2A, p76. The development is in the corner between N Main Street and Ireland Street, with St Johns Street running through the middle.]
16. Property, 1 Dec 1927, Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 3030 Mebane Real Estate and Trust Co of Burlington sold to Chas C Lindley, for $10, lots 30-35 in Block B of Piedmont Estates, Burlington Twp. This is 6 lots forming an area the shape of a quarter of a pie, with the curved edge on Beaumont Avenue. The land is 150 ft deep, with 210 feet on the street. The back corner of the wedge is on an alley. (Alamance Co Deed book 87, p279)
17. Property, 1 Dec 1927, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Chas C Lindley and wife Gladys Lindley of Alamance Co sold to Mebane Real Estate and Trust Co of Burlington, for $10, Tarleton Ave, Lot 11, Block E of Central Heights. (Alamance Co deed book 92, p110)
18. Property, 16 Feb 1928, Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. National Real Estate Co, Burlington, sold to C C Lindley, for $675, lots 27-29 in Block B of Piedmont Estates, Burlington Twp. This is 3 lots on Beaumont Avenue, adjoining the other lots that Lindley already owns. (Alamance Co Deed book 87, p329)
19. Property, 22 May 1928, Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. C C Lindley and wife Gladys H Lindley sold to D R Fonville and C C Fonville, for $10, Lot 5, Block J, Section 1, of Beverly Hills, Burlington Twp. (Alamance Co deed book 92, p488)
20. Property, 22 May 1928, Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. D R Fonville and wife Anne W Fonville and C C Fonville sold to C C Lindley and wife Gladys H Lindley, for $10, Lot 34, Block F, Section 1 of Beverly Hills, Burlington Twp. (Alamance Co Deed book 92, p491)
22. Residence, Cir 1928, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 608,3030 When Charles was principal at Glen Hope, they were living at 903 Beaumont Avenue in a house they had built. The house had 2 bedrooms, a dining room, a living room, and a kitchen. There was a fireplace in the living room, and an oil heater, but no other heat. This was the first house that they owned. They had a maid there who called Charles "Mr Darling" because Gladys always called him "darling".
23. Story, Cir 1928, Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 3030 The house on Beaumont Ave had two concrete pools. One had water running through a concrete ditch to it. The family would catch fish from the creek behind William F Lindley's house and put them into the pools. There was a rock near the creek that had a natural depression in it, and they would put water into the depression and use that depression to hold the fish. One of the two pools was in a low sunken area that used to have trolley car tracks running through it, which cut one corner off the property. They built a bridge over the low area to connect to the corner of the property.
24. Appearance in Document, 1930, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. When living in Burlington, listed in First Methodist Protestant Church 1930 directory as "Prof. C. C. Lindley," Teacher of Baraca Sunday School class.
25. Census, 3 Apr 1930, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 798
26. Education, Cir 1930. 608,3030 Charles earned MA at University of North Carolina after Jeanette was born [she was born 1929, so I have shown this event at about 1930, but another note says Charles got his MA around 1944]. Also attended Trinity College in Durham (now Duke).
27. Property, 18 Nov 1930, Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Indenture from Charles A Scott to Charles C Lindley, for $10, Lots 32-35 of Block B, Piedmont Estates, on Beaumont Ave in Burlington Twp, adjoining Charles C Lindley. (Alamance Co Deed book 110, p448)
28. Story, 22 Oct 1932, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 3193 C. C. Lindley was Superintendent of the Sunday School at Methodist Protestant First Church.
29. Residence: Beaumont Ave, 1 Apr 1935, Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 3191
30. Property, 30 Jul 1935, Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. M C Terrell and wife Imogen Scott Terrell sold to C C Lindley, for $10, Lots 36-38 in Block B of Piedmont Estates. (Alamance Co deed book 110, p449)
31. Property, 29 Feb 1936, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Addie Louise Johnston (single) and Margaret Johnston (single) sold to C C Lindley and wife Gladys H Lindley, for $10, land in Alamance Co, Lots 1 and 38 as shown on map of Hico land made 29 Feb 1936 and shown in map book 3A, p94. The land is on State Highway 93, with 442 feet of frontage on the highway. (Alamance Co deed book 112, p453)
32. Property, 26 May 1936, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. C C Lindley and wife Gladys Lindley deeded right of way to Duke Power for $1. Deed describes Milton Brown on South, Mrs Margaret Terry on North, Hwy 93 on West, approx 6 miles S of Graham. (Alamance Co Deed book 113, p261)
33. Property, 21 Apr 1937, Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Indenture between Consolidated Realty Corporation and CC Lindley and Gladys H Lindley, for $10, lots 30-31 in Block B of Piedmont Estates on Beaumont Ave, Burlington Twp. (Alamance Co deed book 118, p18)
34. Census, 10 Apr 1940, Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 3191
35. Residence, 29 Aug 1941, Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Right of way deed from C C Lindley and wife Gladys Haywood Lindley to Duke Power, corner of Rainey Street and Beaumont Avenue, for $1. Land was on the SW corner of the intersection of the two streets. (Alamance Co deed book 135, p439)
36. Story, Cir 1944, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 608,3030 When he completed his MA, around 1944, Charles expected to be reassigned to Maple Avenue School in Burlington, which was the best school to have, but the assignment was given to someone else instead. Versions of this incident differ. At the time, Gladys had been working at Maple Avenue, but she did not yet have her class A teaching certificate. She had finished up the year for someone else who had a class A teaching certificate, and she was getting paid as if she had the certificate. When the new year started, Gladys was told that she would continue to teach the class, but would not get the higher class A pay. She said that Dr Sikes, the Burlington superintendent, had approved the higher pay. This caused embarassment for Dr Sikes. Robert H Lindley believes that Charles was denied the assignment to Maple Avenue as a result of this issue, but Gladys says the job was just promised to two different people, and the other person, who was already teaching at Maple Avenue, got it. Regardless, Dr Sikes asked Charles to stay at Glen Hope, but Charles did not want to continue working for Dr Sikes. Instead, he contacted Dr Young, who was superintendent of Alamance County schools, who gave him a job at Saxapahaw. Gladys was assigned to teach at Graham. Their son Robert attended school at Graham with Gladys, even though they were living in Burlington.
37. Story, 1944, Bonlee, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 608,2838,3030 While Charles was at Saxapahaw, he was contacted by the superintendent of Chatham County schools to be principal at Bonlee High School. This would be Charles' first high school, and meant significantly more money. The family moved to Bonlee during Christmas break in 1944. Charles was principal of Bonlee High School from January 1945 to the end of the school year in 1950. In Bonlee the family lived in two different houses. First was former principal's old home, which was much too large, as they had stored most of their furniture at William F. Lindley's house when they left Burlington. After a year they moved to some rooms in Miss Porter's house (she was a music teacher, and widow of a Baptist minister), where Clint and Bob slept in the attic room. The house did not have indoor plumbing when they moved in, but did by the time they left, when a pantry was converted to a bathroom. Charles retired at the end of the school year in 1950.
38. Story, Cir 1944. 3030 When the family sold their house in Burlington, and Charles had started the job in Bonlee, they had significantly more money than they had been used to. It was this money that allowed them to purchase the land that would become Woodlin.
39. Story, May 1944. Charles wrote several articles for magazines. One in the May 1944 issue of North Carolina Education is called "Development Without Reward", where he presents an argument that rewarding students for performance is undesirable -- much better that the student strive for knowledge itself instead of a prize. Les Lindley has a copy of the article, along with a letter from P.E.Lindley to Charles congratulating him for getting published.
40. Property, 1946, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 608,3030 Charles and Gladys bought land from a Mann in 1946. The property was chosen because it was near Chapel Hill, where Gladys wanted to live because of the University community. It was also within Chatham County, where taxes were lower than Orange. Gladys planned to continue to teach, and staying within Chatham County kept them within the school system where they knew the people involved. They named the property Woodlin as a combination of Haywood and Lindley. The family moved from Bonlee to Woodlin in 1950. Between 1946 and 1950, the family would spend weekends and summers working on Woodlin. At first they stayed in a tent, later they put wood sides on the tent, keeping a tarp for the roof. This was gradually transformed into the first of several cabins that were built at Woodlin. What is today the pond and pasture areas were then an overgrown swamp. The pond area was wooded, but the hills on either side formed a natural barrier that allowed a dam at the end to create the pond. It took a long time to create the pond, up to three years, because the heavy equipment used to create the dam and to scrape the land that would become the bottom of the pond kept getting stuck in the wet ground. They eventually only scraped one side of the pond (the side toward the cabin) and so the other side was never really cleaned out (so they limited their swimming to the cleaned out side). The first source of water was a spring located below where the dam is today. There was a trail leading from a nearby hill (the hill on the west side of the pond) to the spring. Mr Charlie Brewer, a neighbor, told the family that there used to be a house on the hill, so presumably this spring was the water source for that house. The house was no longer there when the family purchased the property. When the pond was created by building the dam, it changed the water table so that this original spring was ruined. The spring that is at the cabin today was at first just a damp area. The family dug into the ground in that area until they were able to expose the spring. This became the new water source for the family. The garden area and the area to the east of the present house was an L-shaped open field that extended out to Mann's Chapel Rd. The field contained a lot of rocks, and a bulldozer was used to move the rocks. Many of the rocks were used for the terrace in front of the cabin. The bulldozer was also used to build the dam and pond. The first attempt to make a road back to the cabin followed today's wildflower path, but this proved to be too wet for vehicles. Later, the road was moved to higher ground where the driveway is located today. The house was designed by Gladys and Ed Mann. Gladys took Ed to show him features in other houses that she liked, and they worked together to incorporate those features into the house. Ed had never built a house like this one, so some items did not turn out as planned and had to be redone or the design had to be modified. After the foundation and the first floor were in place, but before the walls were in, Clint and Bob would roller skate on the floor. The ceiling of the den was made of siding that was too knotty to be used on the outside of the house. The siding was turned backwards so a smooth surface was exposed as the ceiling. Later they decided the den ceiling was too high, so the ceiling supports and boards were trimmed back and the ceiling was lowered. For that reason, the den ceiling is not well supported.
41. Residence, 1949, Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. When the estate of W F Lindley was resolved in 1949, C C Lindley was living in Chapel Hill. (Alamance Co Record of Administrators, Vol 9, p144)
42. Appearance in Document, 1950, Bonlee, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. The 1950 Bonlee High School yearbook "Treasured Leaves" is dedicated to Charles C Lindley as principal and teacher, "in sincere appreciation for his loyal friendship, his constant interest, and his kindness to [the class of '50]".
43. Residence, 1950, "Woodlin", Chatham County, North Carolina, United States.
44. Story, 1950, "Woodlin", Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 3030 Manns Chapel Road was paved by governor Kerr Scott, as part of his campaign to "get the farmer out of the mud."
45. Story, Dec 1970. 3194 Charles had a stroke in Dec 1970. From then on he walked with a cane. Following his stroke, Charles continued to live at Woodlin with Gladys. Eventually, when he needed additional care, he moved to a nursing home in Chapel Hill. He died shortly after moving there in 1973.
46. Residence, 1973, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 3185 Route 3 Box 78, Chapel Hill, Chatham Co, NC.
47. Appearance in Document, 1973, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Listed in Chatham County Death Index, book 48, p405, saying he died in Orange County.
48. Appearance in Document: Death Certificate, 7 Sep 1973, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. 3185 Charles C. Lindley; date of death Aug 19 1973; state of birth N.C.; date of birth 9-29-90; age 82; place of death Chapel Hill Nursing & Convalescent Center, Chapel Hill, Orange County; married; surviving spouse Gladys Haywood; usual residence Route 3 Box 78, Chapel Hill, Chatham Co, N.C.; citizen of U.S.; Social Security Number 239-52-9733-A; usual occupation High School Principal; father's name William F. Lindley; mother's maiden name Jeanette Teague; informant's name Mrs. Jean Pleasant, Chapel Hill Nursing & Convalencent Center, Chapel Hill, N.C.; immediate cause of death Cardiac Arrest for 2 minutes due to Arterioscleratic Heart Disease & Arrhythmia (auricular fibrilation) for 2 years; other significant conditions Cerebromanlar Arteriosclerosis with old CVA; no autopsy; physician certification by William S Joyner MD, of Chapel Hill, who attended the deceased from July 1 1971 to August 19 1973 and last saw the deceased alive on August 16 1973; burial on 8-20-73 at Moore's Chapel, Saxapahaw, N.C.; Walker's funeral home of Chapel Hill, N.C.
49. Occupation. 3185 High School Principal
50. Religion: Methodist, then Presbyterian.
Charles married Virginia Gladys* HAYWOOD, daughter of William Oscar* HAYWOOD and Lella* DOWNING, on 30 Aug 1927 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States.1673 (Virginia Gladys* HAYWOOD was born on 22 Aug 1902 in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States,798,799,800,1673,3191,3195,3196 died on 24 Dec 2003 in Cary, Wake County, North Carolina, United States 3194,3195,3196 and was buried on 22 May 2004 in Moore's Chapel Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States 3194,3195.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
1. Marriage, 30 Aug 1927, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 1673 Chas Clinton Lindley of Burlington, age 36, married Virginia Gladys Haywood of Fayetteville, age 25. Person performing marriage: Isaac N. Kimbough, Minister of Gospel. Witnesses: Aline Haywood, Marion Downing, W. O. Haywood.
2. Marriage, 30 Aug 1927, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 3186 Charles Clinton Lindley (born 1891, son of William and Jenette Lindley) married Virginia Gladys Haywood (born 1902, daughter of Oscar and Lella Haywood) on 30 Aug 1927 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. (NC Marriages at FamilySearch.org)
3. Story, 30 Aug 1927, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 608 Charles was engaged to a woman, but called it off after he met Gladys. He used his Elon class ring as a signet ring to seal early letters to Gladys. They were married at sunrise at Lella Downing Haywood's house on 30 Aug 1927.