Porterdale Mill on the Yellow River
NAMED for: Oliver S. Porter, Mill Owner




Date Porterdale Mill Osprey Mill Welaunee Mill Remarks
Adams, Agnes          
Adams, Carol         Worked at an early age.
Adams, Ellis         Overseer
Adams, James          
Alexander, Addie Lou 1960 - 1981   Weave Room    
Alexander, Ira     ?    
Allen, Estelle          
Allen, Herman          
Allen, Linzy   ?      
Allen, Onice       ?  
Allen, Otis          
Allgood, Betty          
Anglin, Clyde 1930's-1940's        
Anglin, Gip 1930's-1940's        
Austin, Ida Lou          
Austin, John H.          
Barnes, Aubrey          
Barnes, Sara          
Bates, Elise          
Beam, Effie    ?      
Beam, Magus Grady Jr.          
Beam, Magus Grady Sr.          
Beam, Sadie          
Berry, Bobby          
Berry, Bud          
Berry, Ronnie          
Bonner, Estelle   ?   ?  
Bonner, Frank    ?    
Bonner, Jimmy   ? ?    
Bonner, Martha (Mot)          
Bonner, Rufus          
Bowden, Grady, Sr.          
Bowden, Lillian          
Bowen, Mary (Smith)         Retired in 1968
Bradford, C. Herman    Machine Shop  Machine Shop  Machine Shop  
Bradford, Howard          
Bradford, Jerry E.      Weave Shop    
Bradford, John P.  1930's - 1950's  Opening & Picker Room      
Bradford, Nellie Kate Lindsey  1940's - 1970's Twine Room       
Bradford, Ricky L.    Cared Room  Over hauler    
Bradford, William Jr.          
Brand, Imogene   Winder Room      
Brooks, (Mills), Matilda   ?      
Brooks, Buck   ?      
Brooks, James          
Brooks, Ruth          
Buckalew, (Sowell), Ines (Pete)  1930-1970/71 Timekeeper      
Buckalew, Millard   ?      
Burch, Allie C. "Tut"   ?     Also, operated the "dope stand" there for a number of  years.
Burch, Joe      ?    
Burch, Penn          
Cannon, Gene 1940's        
Cantrell, J. O. 1930's        
Capes, Pete          
Capes, Ralph          
Cason, M. J. (Major)          
Cason, Peggy          
Cason, R. J. (Bud)         Worked at an early age.
Cawthon, Lillian Speer     ?   35 plus yrs, Wife of Ward Cawthon
Cawthon, Ward         Worked 40 years
Chapman, Corine  1930's-1940's        
Chapman, Edgar  1930's-1940's        
Chapman, Glenn 1930's-1940's        
Chapman, Grace  1930's-1940's        
Chapman, Lucille 1930's-1940's        
Chapman, Mattie  1940's        
Chapman, Otis  1930's-1940's        
Cherry, Helen     ?    
Cherry, Pete     ?    
Childs, Hollis      Weave Shop - Supervisor    
Clark, Darrell          
Coady, Lorrine          
Coker, Mildred M         Worked 20 years
Cook, Dewey     Twister Room Machine shop   Worked in Twister room as a kid. Went WWII, then from 1946 - 1954 work in the Machine Shop.
Cook, Jim          
Cowan, Ruth          
Crowell, Homer Guy Sr 1929 Machine Shop      
Culbertson, Jamie          
Daniel, Frank          
Daniel, Theresa     ?    
Daniels, Will         Mr. Daniels served during WW2, in the pacific, in the Marine corps. He worked in the cotton mill on the first shift.  he and his wife ran a little restaurant, and he was famous for his Brunswick stew, everyone in Porterdale would buy his stew.
Davis, Pauline    ?      
Day, Annie Lee          
Day, Carl          
Day, Frank   Electrician     Known as Uncle Frank
Day, John          
Day, Oliver   ?     Overseer
Denney, Annie Lee          
Denney, Herbert          
Dick, Franklin          
Doster, J. B.          
Duckett, Jerry      Weave Shop    
Duckett, Wayne      Weave Shop    
Dyer, Henry  1940's-1950's        
Edwards, Thomas          
Elkins, Carl          
Elkins, Charlie          
Elkins, Hubert          
Elkins, J. T.          
Elkins, Lucille          
Elkins, Mogene          
Elkins, Ruth