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LINDLEY, William Wesley*
(1831-1908)
FOUSHEE, Frances*
(Cir 1835-1872)
TEAGUE, Isiah*
(1815-1888)
YORK, Nancy J.*
(1825-1908)
LINDLEY, William Foushee*
(1856-1940)
TEAGUE, Lucinda Jeanette*
(1855-1920)

LINDLEY, Charles Clinton*
(1890-1973)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. HAYWOOD, Virginia Gladys*

LINDLEY, Charles Clinton* 1917,1918,1919,3914,3919,3920,3921,3922,4145

  • Born: 29 Sep 1890, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States 1115,1119,1876,1919,3914,3921,3922,4146,4147
  • Marriage (1): HAYWOOD, Virginia Gladys* on 30 Aug 1927 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States 1119,1919,3920
  • Died: 19 Aug 1973, Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina, United States 3921,4146
  • Buried: 1973, Moore's Chapel Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States 3921,4146,4148

   Cause of his death was Cardiac Arrest.3921

   Other names for Charles were LINDLEY, C. C.,1863,1882,3914,4149,4150,4151,4152,4153 LINDLEY, Charles C.,3921,4146,4147,4148,4154 LINDLEY, Charles Clinton Sr.,4145 LINDLEY, Charley C.,1876 LINDLEY, Charlie,1878 LINDLEY, Chas C.,1115,1852,4149,4155,4156,4157 LINDLEY, Chas Clinton 1119 and LINDLY, Charles C..1916

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  Death Notes:

Died at Chapel Hill Nursing & Convalescent Center.

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  Noted events in his life were:

1. Appearance in Document: NC Birth Index, 1890, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 3922 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. 1876
1) Lindley, William F, head of household, born May 1856, age 44, married 23 years, born NC, parents born NC, farmer, can read but not write, owns his mortgaged farm
2) Lindley, Jenett, wife, born Jan 1855, age 45, married 23 years, 8 children, 8 living, born NC, parents born NC, can read and write
3) Lindley, Arthur, son, born Aug 1878, age 21, single, born NC, parents born NC, spinner at cotton mill, can read and write
4) Lindley, Eva, daughter, born Feb 1881, age 19, single, born NC, parents born NC, spinner at cotton mill, can read and write
5) Lindley, John G., son, born Apr 1883, age 17, single, born NC, parents born NC, spinner at cotton mill, can read and write
6) Lindley, Lilly, daughter, born Mar 1885, age 15, single, born NC, parents born NC, attends school 4 months, can read and write
7) Lindley, Myrtle, daughter, born Mar 1887, age 13, born NC, parents born NC, attends school 4 months, can read and write
8) Lindley, Charley C., son, born Sept 1890, age 10, born NC, parents born NC, farm laborer, attends school 4 months, can read but not write
9) Lindley, Henry H., son, born Jan 1893, age 7, born NC, parents born NC
10) Lindley, Percy E., son, born May 1895, age 5, born NC, parents born NC.



3. Census, 2 May 1910, Newlin Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 1878
1) Lindley, William F., head of household, age 54, married for 1st time for 33 years, born NC, parents born NC, speaks English, farmer at general farm, employer, can read and write, owns farm free
2) Lindley, Genett, wife, age 55, married for 1st time for 23 years, born NC, parents born NC, speaks English, no occupation, can read and write
3) Lindley, Lillian, daughter, age 25, single, born NC, parents born NC, speaks English, school teacher, can read and write
4) Lindley, Mertle, daughter, age 23, single, born NC, parents born NC, speaks English, no occupation, can read and write
5) Lindley, Charlie, son, age 19, single, born NC, parents born NC, speaks English, farm laborer at home farm, can read and write, attends school
6) Lindley, Hoover, son, age 17, single, born NC, parents born NC, speaks English, farm laborer at home farm, can read and write, attends school
7) Lindley, Percy, son, age 15, single, born NC, parents born NC, speaks English, farm laborer at home farm, can read and write, attends school.

4. Story, 1911, Hawfields, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 4158 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. 3914 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. 816,3924 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. 816,3924 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.

10. Story, Cir 1919, Saxapahaw, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 816,3924 After teaching in the one-teacher schoolhouse, his next assignment was at Saxapahaw.

11. Story, 20 Mar 1922, Eli Whitney, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 816,3924 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. 1119,3920

14. Residence, Cir 1927, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 816,3924 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: Bought lot, 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.]

[On 22 May 1928, Charles and Gladys sell this back to the Fonvilles and purchase a different lot in Beverly Hills. In the meantime, they also buy land on Beaumont Ave, and live there, so what is this land in Beverly Hills for? They are probably living in a rented home while they are building their house at Beaumont Ave.]

16. Property: Bought lots, 1 Dec 1927, Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 3924 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)

[This is the first purchase of land on Beaumont Ave that the Lindleys make. They later purchase additional bordering lots, and they are living there in 1930 census.]

Piedmont Estates is shown in Alamance Co plat book 2, p43, and a better map of the Beaumont Ave portion is in book 2A, p79. The plat, dated Nov 1924, shows lots approximately 20 feet wide and 150 feet deep. It shows Beaumont Avenue running from Piedmont Way, across Glen Alpine Road, then curving to meet Pine Street. It also shows Piedmont Park across the street from where the Lindley property is located. Robert H. Lindley says that the plat does not reflect the way the land was actually developed -- Beaumont Avenue did not curve, but instead went straight. He does not remember a park across the street.

17. Property: Sold lot, 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)

[This sale is shortly after Charles and Gladys are married, and they have just purchased other property in Burlington, so this is probably Charles selling the place where he lived before they got married. I don't have the record of his purchase of this property.]

Central Heights is shown on Alamance Co Plat Book 2, p47, but that shows that Block E is not located on Tarleton Ave, and there is no Lot 11 in Block E. Instead, Block L is on Tarleton Ave, and it has a Lot 11. Central Heights is shown in a triangle between Tarleton Ave, Edgewood Ave, and Church St, with Glenwood Ave running through the middle.

18. Property: Bought lots, 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: Sold lot, 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)

[On 22 Nov 1927, CC and Gladys had purchased this from the Fonvilles. Note that also on 22 May, CC and Gladys purchase a different lot in Beverly Hills]

20. Property: Bought lot on Highland Avenue, 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)

[Note that on this same date CC and Gladys sell the Fonvilles a different lot in Beverly Hills, so this looks like a land swap. The Lindleys are already living on Beaumont Ave, and continue to live there, so what is this land in Beverly Hills for? I don't have any record of this land being sold.]

[Charles and Gladys default on this mortgage in 1931]

21. Story, Cir 1928, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 816,3924 Charles was principal of Glen Hope Elementary school in Burlington.

22. Residence, Cir 1928, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 816,3924 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. 3924 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: Newspaper ariticle, 13 Sep 1928, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 4159 "Glenhope School Opens Monday"
The Glenhope School will open next Monday, Sept 17 at 8:45 for classificaiton and assignments. All children of school age should enter the first day so as to be property classified as early as possible. Parents too are urged to be present to meet the new teachers and hear the speeches by visitors. The teachers for the year are as follows: Charles C. Lindley, principal; ... Mrs. Virginia Haywood Lindley ...

25. Occupation: Teacher, Glen Hope School, 1929. 4155

26. Residence: Beaumont Avenue, Piedmont Estates, 1929, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 4155

27. 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.

Note that First Methodist Protestant Church was renamed to Davis Street Church in 1939.

28. Education, Cir 1930. 816,3924 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).

29. Census, 3 Apr 1930, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 1115
1) Lindley, Chas C, head of household, owns home valued $2000, has radio, age 39, first married at age 36, not attending school, can read and write, born NC, parents born NC, teacher at high school.
2) Lindley, Gladys, wife, age 27, first married at 25, not attending school, can read and write, born NC, parents born NC, no occupation.
3) Lindley, Jennette, daughter, age 6/12, single, not attending school, born NC, parents born NC.
4) Haywood, Alline, sister-in-law, age 24, single, not attending school, can read and write, born NC, parents born NC, bookkeeper at furniture company.

Household is in Piedmont Heights.

30. Appearance in Document: Newspaper article, 28 Aug 1930, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 4160 "Sale of Real Estate Under Deed of Trust By Trustees In Bankruptcy"
Pursuant to the terms and conditions of that certain deed of trust, Charles C. Lindley and wife, Gladys, to Central Loan and Trust Company, Trustee, dated the 1st day of December, 1927, and recorded in ... Alamance County in Deed of Trust Book No. 110, beginning at Page 112 ... and pursuant to the order ... on the 31st day of January, 1929, which said order is recorded in ... Alamance County in Deed Book No. 94, at Page No 479, the undersigned Trustees in said bankruptcy proceedings will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at the courthouse door in Graham, N.C., on Monday the 6th day of October, 1930, all of the following described real property, to wit: a certain tract or parcel of land in Burlington Township ... adjoining the lands of Beaumont Avenue, Charles C. Lindley, Lot No. 36, 10-foot Alley and described as follows: Beginning at an iron bolt on Beaumont Avenue and corner with Lot No. 36, running thense with line of Lot No. 36 in a Southerly direction 150 feet to an iron bolt in line of 10-foot alley and corner with Charles C. Lindley, running thence with line of Charles C. Lindley in a Northeasterly direction 150 feet to an iron bolt in lineof Beaumont Avenue and corner with Charles C. Lindley, running thense with line of Beaumont Avenue, with a radius of 193.20 curve to the left 140 feet to the beginning and being Lots Nos. 32, 33, 34 and 35 in Block "B" of the property known as Piedmont Estates, as shown by Plat No 358, made by A. C. Lindberg ... recorded in Plat Book No. 2 Page 43.
Default has been made in the payment of the bonds secured by said deed of trust and demand has been made upon said Trustees to foreclose under said deed of trust by the holders of said bonds, and this sale is being made in compliance with the terms of said deed of trust and the order of the said court. ... Trustees in Bankruptcy for Central Loan and Trust Company ...

31. 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)

[This is property Charles Lindley purchased on 1 Dec 1927]

32. Property: Defaulted on mortgage of Highland Avenue Lot 34, 13 Oct 1931, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 4152 By virtue of the power contained in that certain deed of trust executed by C. C. Lindley and wife, Gladys Lindley, dated the 22nd day of May, 1928, and recorded in Book 110, at page 400, of the Mortgage Deeds, in the office of the Register of Deeds for Alamance County, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the debt thereby secured, the undersigned Trustee will on Friday, October 16, 1931, 12 o'clock noon, at the Court House door in Graham, North Carolina, sell for Cash to the highest bidder the following described real estate lying in Burlington Township, Alamance County, North Carolina, ... being Lot No 34, in Block F, Section 1, as per the map of Beverly Hills, as surveyed December 1927.

33. Story: Sunday School Superintendent, 22 Oct 1932, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 4151 C. C. Lindley was Superintendent of the Sunday School at Methodist Protestant First Church.

34. Occupation: Principal, Glen Hope School, 1935 To 1944. 1852,4154,4156,4157,4161

35. Residence: 903 S. Beaumont Avenue, Piedmont Heights, 1935 To 1943, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 1852,4156,4157

36. Residence: Beaumont Ave, 1 Apr 1935, Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 4147

37. Property: Bought lots, 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)

[This borders the property C C Lindley previously purchased]

38. Property: Bought land, 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)

[This is land that was close to the area where Charles' family lived. Robert H Lindley says they lost it in the depression.]

Hico Land is shown on Alamance Co Plat book 3A, p94. It is a very messy drawing, and the area where Lot 38 is located is very difficult to read. Lot 1 appears with 250 feet of frontage on a road, about 415 deep back to a stream.

39. Property: RIght of way, 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)

[This is the Hico land that was purchased 26 Feb 1936. I don't have any more records on this land.]

40. 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)

[This is property purchased by CC and Gladys on 1 Dec 1927]



41. Census, 10 Apr 1940, Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 4147
1. Lindley, Charles C., head of household, owns his home on Beaumont Ave., age 49, married, completed 5 years of college, born NC, lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935, worked 40 hours during week of March 24-30, occupation principal at public school, wage or salary worker, worked 52 weeks during 1939, earned $1500, received other income
2. Lindley, Gladys H., wife, age 37, married, completed 2 years of college, born NC, engaged in home housework, non-paid family worker, no other income
3. Lindley, Charles C., son, age 7, completed 2nd grade, born NC
4. Lindley, Bobbie, son, age 6, not attending school, born NC.

42. Appearance in Document: Newspaper article, 18 Aug 1941, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 4162 "Complete Roster Of School Personnel In The Burlington District Released To Press". The complete roster of approximately 150 persons in all departments of the Burlington school system, including the white and colored units, was released today from the office of Superintendent L. E. Spikes. ... Glenhope School, Charles C. Lindley, 7th and principal ...

43. 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)

[This is the last record I have for the Beaumont Ave property owned by CC and Gladys. At this point they own several adjacent lots. I don't have any record of the lots being sold.]

44. Story: Member of Voluntary Guard Unit, 7 Mar 1942, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 4153 A newspaper article described the formation of the Piedmont Heights Auxiliary Guard, with C. C. Lindley as a member:

An organization of a voluntary guard outfit, subject to call anywhere in the county by the sheriff, and willing to report anywhere out of the county in case of need has been organized under the name of the Piedmont Heights Auxiliary Guard, it was announced today by E. C. Stout, commander.
...
Commander Stout, a part-time deputy sheriff of the county, and a member of the Burlington Mills constabulary, and an ex-marine, has attended FBI schools. He said that meetings would be held at least once a week for a two-hour training period. ...Training would be given in fire warden, air raid warden, anti parachute duties and in use of firearms.
...
Commissoned officers are ... C. C. Lindley and Bob Holliday, corporals.

45. Appearance in Document: Newspaper article, 5 Jun 1942, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 4163 "Glenhope School Faculty Honored At Luncheon By P. T. A. Members"
The Glenhope Parent-Teacher association entertained at luncheon Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Robert Rudd honoring the faculty of Glenhope school. ... The P. T. A. presented a gift to Principal Charles C. Lindley.

46. Story, Cir 1944, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 816,3924 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.

47. Story, 1944, Bonlee, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 816,3702,3924 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.

48. Story, Cir 1944. 3924 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.

49. Story: North Carolina Education article, 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 letter from P.E.Lindley to Charles congratulating him for getting published.



50. Story: Development Without Reward article, 20 May 1944. 4154 The full text of the "Development Without Reward" article that Charles had published in North Carolina Education was reprinted in the Burlington newspaper:

The question which this discussion is to raise is a delicate one, for its arguments will run counter to the practices in most of the schools throughout the country. For some time, however, the writer has been convinced that the ancient custom of giving awards should be discontinued in our modern schools. It is such a pronounced conviction that prompts this writing.

Our modern philosophy of education advocates heterogeneous grouping of students and favors beginning with these children where we find them. From these numerous starting points the youngsters are encouraged to proceed -- each according to his particular interests and abilities as we focus on centers of common interest. In such a type of educational program, planned for "all the children of all the folks" who flock into our schools, there seems no place or justification for special awards. So, by a bit of alliteration, the writer wishes to suggest that the practice of giving awards to students in a modern democratic school is (1) unfounded, (2) is unfair and (3) unfavorable.

Giving Awards is Unfounded.

Just because the ancient Greeks gave coveted prizes to winners in athletic contests, as a stimulus toward building up strong physical bodies, is no reason for our following suit. Neither is the false philosophy of our early religious leaders, who looked upon the Church as a sort of prize-gettng, Heaven-reaching, and crown-wearing proposition, sufficient ground for such practice in our educational programs.

The genuinely happy Christian is not the church member who is constantly watching for a chance to slip away to Heaven and get his crown. It is the person who has the deep satisfaction, day by day, of having done his duty toward God and man. So it is with boys and girls in school. Emerson said, "The reward of a thing well done is to have done it." There is where the emphasis should come, rather than cheapening it by adding a material reward. "Joy's soul lies in the doing" was Shakespeare's way of saying it. Let's don't be guilty, any longer, of killing the very soul of the enjoyment that comes to the child through activity by attracting his attention from the real to the "tacked-on" reward.

Giving Awards Is Unfair.

One of the unfair features of prize-giving is that it is usually based on goal-reaching rather than on distance-covered or progress-made. We take the youngsters where we find them. So, when school opens, and the shot is fired, some are almost within reach of the goal while others, out of no fault of their own, are scattered all down the track. That is not fair.

Such practice is unfair, too, because there is no accurate way of determining who the winner is. By cheating or other unfair means, one child may become valedictorian and shine, while another student much more deserving, goes down in defeat. It is bad for both.

The value of the activity for which awards are given makes such practice unfair. A child is sick of a cold, but rather than miss a day comes to school and spreads the disease. We put a premium on this kind of thing by presenting the lad with a perfect attendance certificate. But if he plays the part of a good citizen, as he is taught in the classroom to do, and stays at home, he is ignored. Then, too, we decorate with letters and stars those who can "hold that line" in football and fail to recognize the more deserving group who are coming up from the rear. By determination and effort they finally get to where they can "hold that temper" in the bigger game of life. But what's the use? "All the prizes will be given out before we can catch up with the crowd." "Anyway, they have inherited more than we can ever acquire of the vital things necessary to win awards."

Giving Awards is Unfavorable.

By unfavorable, as used here, is meant the psychological effect of prize-giving as practiced in school. One of the strongest urges of children, as well as adults, is that craving for recognition and approval. This urge is vital to normal development, but it is not peculiar to a select few who win awards. It is present in every normal person and should be satisfied in all. How can schools longer justify the practice of heaping extra awards upon those students already most richly endowed with nature's gifts, while the masses of less fortunate starve for recognition and praise?

Let's allow Sir Walter Scott to paint this last scene in the following lines:
"Two sisters by the goal are set,
Cold Disappointment and Regret.
One disenchants the winner's eyes,
While one augments its gaudy show
More to enhance the loser's woe."

51. Property: Bought Woodlin, 15 Mar 1945, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Deed from W. N. Mann et al to Charles C Lindley Sr and Gladys H Lindley in Deed Book J-L, unknown page (maybe 4xx). (from Chatham County Land records, 1771-1902, Item 1, Index to deeds, mortgages and real estate conveyances - grantees H-J 1936-1974, p 57, image 287)

52. Property: Bought land, 1946, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 816,3924 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.

53. Residence, 3 Sep 1949, Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. 1863

54. 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]".

55. Residence, 1950, "Woodlin", Chatham County, North Carolina, United States.

56. Story, 1950, "Woodlin", Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 3924 Manns Chapel Road was paved by governor Kerr Scott, as part of his campaign to "get the farmer out of the mud."

The phone service in the area was owned by University of North Carolina. Service was not available in the Woodlin area until about 1950.

57. Property: Split of Woodlin, 11 Dec 1965, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Deed from Charles C. Lindley Sr et al to Robert H and Shirley C Lindley, Book 312, page 57, and to Charles Clinton Lindley Jr, Book 312, page 54.

58. Story, Dec 1970. 4164 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.

59. Residence, 1973, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. 3921 Route 3 Box 78, Chapel Hill, Chatham Co, NC.

60. 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.

61. Obituary: Burlington Daily Times News, 20 Aug 1973, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 4148 Final rites for Charles C. Lindley, 82, of Rt. 3, Chapel Hill, were held today at 3 p.m. at Saxapahaw Methodist Church. He died Sunday morning in a Chapel Hill convalescent center. He was a founder of Eli Whitney School and served 18 years in the Burlington City school system and Chatham County schools prior to his retirement. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Gladys H. Lindley; sons, Maj. Robert H. Lindley, Kansas City, Mo., C. Clinton Lindley, Piermount, N. Y.; and brother, Hoover Lindley, Saxapahaw. The Rev. Vance Barron officiated. Burial was in Moore's Chapel cemetery.



62. Appearance in Document: Death Certificate, 7 Sep 1973, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. 3921 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.

63. Occupation. 3921 High School Principal

64. Religion: Methodist, then Presbyterian.

65. Story. Virginia Carolyn Ham, who lives between the Norwoods, told Bob Lindley that a film of Bonlee school was being made into a videotape. The film was made by C C Lindley when he was principal. He is in it, and maybe Clint, too (late 40s). Gladys Haywod Lindley has a copy.

66. Story. 816 Charles called Gladys "bunny" because her nose went in and out when she breathed.

67. Story. Robert H Lindley believes that Ross and Jim Norwood's father attended the one room schoolhouse where C C Lindley taught.

68. Story. 816 Was a member of Saxapahaw community band, played baritone and trombone (I have a photo of the band, showing Charles, Perce, and Hoover, and another photo showing just Charles with other members). Also played clarinet, which he played the most, but probably not in the band. Built tennis court between his father's house and Ed Mann's house, along with Horace Mann.

69. Story: Eli Whitney, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 4165 The Eli Whitney District was originally created as a high school in 1922, and the school was taught for the first two years in a renovated cotton gin which gave it its name. Concord, Green Hill, Center, Mandale, Spring, and part of Bethel elementary schools were brought there in 1931.

70. Property: Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Deed of Trust from Chas C Lindley to Central Land and Trust Co, Alamance Co deed book 107, p88, according to index, but I could not find it in the deed book.

71. Property: Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Deed of Trust from Gladys and C C Lindley to Central Land and Trust Co, Alamance Co deed book 110, p102, according to index, but I could not find it in the deed book. Marked "satisfied" in the index.

72. Property: Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Deed of Trust from Gladys and C C Lindley to Central Land and Trust Co, Alamance Co deed book 110, p112, according to index, but I could not find it in the deed book. Marked "satisfied" in the index.

73. Property: Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Deed of Trust from C C Lindley to D J Walker Tr, Alamance Co deed book 110, p199, according to the index, but I could not find it in the deed book. Marked "satisfied" in the index.

74. Property: Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Deed of Trust from C C and Gladys Lindley to Alamance Ins and Real Estate Co, Alamance Co deed book 110, p268, according to the index, but I could not find it in the deed book.

75. Property: Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Deed of Trust from C C and Gladys Lindley to D J Walker, Alamance Co deed book 110, p400, according to the index, but I could not find it in the deed book. Marked "satisfied" in the index.

76. Story. 816,3924 Charles was mason at same masonic lodge as Ed Mann, and became Master of the lodge. The map of the world upstairs at Woodlin came from the lodge.

77. Property: Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Deed of Trust from C C and Gladys Lindley to Cen BL and Tr Co, Alamance Co deed book 111, p5, according to the index, but I could not find it in the deed book. Marked "satisfied" in the index.

78. Property: Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Deed of Trust from C C and Gladys Lindley to Asheville Safe Deposit Co Tr, Alamance Co deed book 118, p47, according to the index, but I could not find it in the deed book.

79. Property: Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Deed of Trust from CC and Gladys Lindley to W I Ward Tr, Alamance Co deed book 124, p182, according to the index, but I could not find it in the deed book.

80. Property: Burlington Twp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. Deed of Trust from Gladys and C C Lindley to D R Fonville Tr, Alamance Co deed book 129, p137. Cancelled.

[This would be the Beverly Hills property]

81. Story. 3924 Charles had a trailer that was pulled by the car. This was used to haul manure from his brother Hoover's farm to the home at Burlington for the garden. The same trailer was used to move items to his sister Lillian's house and to Bonlee, including moving the piano. Charles's family had a room at Lillian's house that they used to store items while they were renting at Bonlee.

82. Story. 3924 Charles and Gladys had other sources of income besides teaching. Gladys sold aluminum cookware. She would demonstrate it by going to people's homes and preparing a meal using the cookware. Bob feels that this is when Gladys learned to prepare fried chicken so well. The family also had a mail-order hosiery business. They would go to the local mills and purchase the factory seconds, then sell those seconds through ads in magazines such as Progressive Farmer.

83. Story. 3924 The greenhouse at Woodlin actually belonged to Clint. He bought it (used) from Powell Bell, Clete Downing's husband, who was living in Randleman. They dismantled the greenhouse and moved it to Woodlin where they reassembled it. [Powell died in 1951, so Clint might have bought it when he died]



84. Story. 3924 This is a photo of Charles with his first Ford automobile, a roadster, looking very dapper in a three-piece suit and a cap, leaning on the car. He later got another Ford, which is the first car Gladys remembers riding in with him. The roadster was kept until the 1940s in Charles' father's barn, where a belt was connected to one of the wheels to power other equipment, such as a wood saw or corn sheller.

85. Story. I have a photo of the Saxapahaw baseball team, with Charles as a member. Another photo shows him paddling a boat on his father's pond. I have two photos of him with Harold, Knox, Allsey, and Houston. Other photos show him standing in a field. I have photo showing Charles as a child with his mother Jenette and 5 other oldest children.

86. Story. I have a photo showing a black man plowing the Woodlin garden with a mule. This man is "Mac", who lived nearby and worked as a butler for one of the neighbors (Coaker). One of Mac's daughters used to babysit Les on Saturdays when Shirley had to work.

87. Story. 816,3924 Was ill a lot when young, including Appendicitis.

88. Social Security Number. 3921 239-52-9733-A

89. Appearance in Document: Newspaper article, 6 May 1976, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. 4166 "'Economics' Force Glenhope Closing". Editor's Note: Both the Glenhope and Fisher Street elementary schools will be closing this year...
The Glenhope School was built back during 1924, when a 10-year old in the first grade wasn't an oddity, and about as many students stayed behind in the first grade as were passed.
The principals file report even had a space allotted for the 18- to 21-year-olds attending grades one through six.
There were seven female teachers and one male teacher back in 1928, when the late Charles C. Lindley was principal. The school later expanded, with an addition of about three classrooms, but it remains today the smallest single school building in teh Burlington City School system.
The school belonged to the county system until 1934, when the city schools purchased it. ... [Current principal Greta] Johnson is eighth in a succession of principals, beginning with Lindley in 1928. ... Glenhope, surrounded by huge oak trees, is also bordered by streets, which isolate it from other property. North Mebane Street runs across the front, while Dover and Colombia run parallel down the sides. Oklahoma Avenue stretches across the back section of the school grounds. ...


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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 1119,1919.,3920 (Virginia Gladys* HAYWOOD was born on 22 Aug 1902 in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States,1115,1116,1117,1119,4147,4150,4167 died on 24 Dec 2003 in Cary, Wake County, North Carolina, United States 4150,4164,4167 and was buried on 22 May 2004 in Moore's Chapel Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States 4164,4167.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:



1. Marriage, 30 Aug 1927, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 3920 Marriage License dated Aug 29 1927 in Cumberland County, NC. Charles Clinton Lindley of Burlington NC, age 36, son of William Lindley (living) and Jenette Lindley (deceased) of Saxapahaw NC, and Virginia Gladys Haywood of Fayetteville NC, age 25, daughter of Oscar Haywood and Lella Haywood, both lliving, of Fayetteville. Marriage performed 30 Aug 1927 in Fayetteville. WItnessed by Aline Haywood, Marion Downing, and W. O. Haywood, all of Fayetteville.

2. Marriage, 30 Aug 1927, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 1119 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.

3. Marriage, 30 Aug 1927, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 3919 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.

4. Story, 30 Aug 1927, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. 816 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.

5. Story. 3928 Charles had been engaged to a local girl prevously and the family already knew the other girl, so Gladys was not accepted right away. Margaret Lindley (wife of William Arthur Lindley) had also been excluded somewhat when she joined the family, so she made Gladys welcome.




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