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FOUR MEN UNDER ARREST IN CONNECTION WITH
March 14 - The entire
$50,000 obtained by bandits who held up a South Carolina national bank
messenger here last Thursday was recovered today.
Lt. George R. Mims Jr., Navigator of a B25 Aircraft was reported missing in Action over the Philippine Islands in a War Department message received yesterday. The telegram was delivered to his wifes Parents at Greenville and the news was telephoned here where Mrs Mims was visiting her husbands parents, Mr and Mrs G. R. Mims at 220 south Dargan street.
George 1938 graduate of Florence High School has been in the Army almost three years. He went overseas November 1, 1944.
After attending Clemson College for two years , Lt. Mims volunteered for the Air Corps leaving School to enter the service. He was an instructor at the Columbia Army Air base for over a year.
The message said he had been missing since Dec 30, despite receipt yesterday of a letter from a friend of George’s which was not encouraging.
The Family hopes that he is safe. Mr and Mrs Mims have two other sons in the service (Namely) Staff Sgt. James Mims now stationed in Italy and Pvt. Louis Mims who recently left for an overseas assignment after spending a short furlough in the city.
Lt. Mims wife is the former Miss Sarah O’Shields. (Morning Florence News, Florence, South Carolina, Thursday Feb. 8, 1945, contributed by Patrick O'Shields)
Geo. R Mims Jr. Killed in Action Last Dec 30 ,1944
George R Mims Jr., a Lieutenant in the Air corps, was killed last Dec 30 while on a mission over Tarakan Island the war department has notified his family. He was first reported missing in action last January and no further word has been received from the government since that time.
A son of Mr. and Mrs G. R. Mims of 220 south Dargan Street born in Florence September 18 ,1921.
After receiving his education in the city Schools, having been graduated from the Florence high in 1938 with honors, he attended Clemson College where he also made good Scholastic grades. George, as he was known by his many friends, volunteered his services in April 1942 after completing his extensive training as a Navigator he received his commission the early part of 1942 He was stationed at the Columbia Army Air Base for a year.
On October 1 , 1943 he married Miss Sarah O’Shields of Greenville who survives along with a son George R Mims III whom he never saw. Lt Mims left for overseas service less than a week before the child was born.
It was his first mission over Borneo that he was killed. Only a few days before he saw his first intial action in New Guinea. Lt Mims was a member of the central Methodist Church of this City, of a quiet and unassuming nature. He was well liked and made friends easily.
George a tall well built blonde. Was a good christian young man. He was loyal to his church and lived by his conviction. Always thinking about the welfare of the other man and trying to see the brighter side of all problems. Interested in the boy scout work he was active here for many years. Having received high recognition for his service and ability. George worked for the Morning news for a number of years and many sports articles carried his by -line.
He has two brothers James who was recently discharged from the Air Force after serving for two years 12 months which was spent overseas, and Louis now stationed at Tokyo Japan.
The Telegram received from the War Department and signed by Gen. E.T. Wetsell Acting. The adjutant Gen. Reads as follows .
The Secretary of War HAS ASKED ME TO EXPRESS HIS DEEP REGRETS THAT YOUR HUSBAND LT. GEORGE R MIMS WAS KILLED IN ACTION ON TARAKAN ISLAND DEC 30 1944----He was previously reported missing in Action, I regret that officially report received established his death confirming letter follows. (Florence Morning News, December 7, 1945, contributed by Patrick O'Shields)Florence News Friday Dec 7 1945
NOTE by contributor, Patrick
O'Shields: 1930 CENSUS George R Mims W -Male age 49 Locomative
NOTE by contributor, Patrick
George R Mims W -Male age 49 Locomative
Pendleton, SC, July 13 - A negro
fellow named William, the property of Mr. Cokegee, of the state of Georgia
, was found guilty of the murder of Mr. Peter Garrison, late of Greenville
district; and agreeable to the sentence of the Court, was burnt on the
31st instant, near Greenville , S.C. (Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA,
August 24, 1825)
Suit for Slander
Negro Shot and Killed
Frances Brown Jones, wife of John Jones
[no date] George SALMON (Greenville Dist) to William LYNCH son of John (same); for $107 sold 50 ac on a branch of Panther Fork of Mush Cr & branches of N fork of Saluda R; border: begins at a stake on W line of lot owned by heirs of James RODDEN and joins my original line; where James CALLOWAY lives. (signed) Geo SALMON; ((witness) Polley EDWARDS & E J SALMON; wit. oath Apr. 21,1820 by E J SALMON before Philip MERONEY, JQ; Apr.3, 1821 recorded; book L p.222
Aug. 23, 1819 Thomas TERRY (Greenville Dist) to James SMITH (same) for $1,000 sold 2 tracts: (a) 200 ac on waters of Reedy Fork of Reedy R; where Thomas IRVINS lives; part of grant to Maxamilian CONNER and sold Nov. 21, 1816 by William YOUNG to me; & (b) 130 c on Reedy R at place generally known as Fork Shoal; border: begins at Wm PEDEN’S “late” line on Reedy R, joins said SMITH’S fence, said PEDEN’S fence, new line made today “tho” said TERRY’S field, BAKER, and the river [metes & bounds may be for both tracts together], (signed) Thomas TERRY; (witness) J H HARRISON & Moses COOK; dower renounced Jan.19, 1821 by Nancy TERRY, wife of Thomas, before Hewlet SULLIVAN (signed) Nancy TERRY’S mark “X” & Hewlet SULLIVAN, JQ; (witness) Aug. 23,1819 by Moses COOK before John H HARRISON; Dec.10, 1821 recorded; book L p.277
NOV. 20, 1819 James ROBERTSON (Greenville Dist) to Esli HUNT (same) for $1,000 sold 150 ac on waters of Saluda R; begins at a white oak joining James WEST & said HUNT, a conditional line, Thomas HOOPER & a small branch. (signed) James ROBERTSON; (witness) W E SALMON & John HAWKINS; wit.oath Nov. 20, 1819 by W E SAMMON before J W HANSELL, JP; Dec.10, 1821 recorded; book L p.56
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