Stories & Recollections of Etowah . . .
as told by ~ Lois Adcock Bayne
b. 1928, Etowah Native
b. 1928, Etowah Native
Lois Adcock Bayne (b. 1928)
& Everette T. Bayne, Jr (1925-2012)
Bane Rd, off Brickyard near Boylston Hwy,
is named after the Bayne family. Everette and Lois married in 1948 and ran a farm on Bane Road. The road name is misspelled.
Lois' parents, Ceivalle Adcock and Bessie Goodwin Adcock, pictured below, were married in 1921 and moved to WNC 1922 for TB treatment at Oteen VA Hospital, Asheville, NC. They bought 28 acres on Brickyard Road and built a home and farm in 1923-24.
Lois was a Special Guest for a presentation to Etowah Heritage
at the Library, April 3, 2017.
Lois Adcock Bayne & daughter Karen-Eve Bayne,
shared stories of Lois's life growing up in Etowah.
Family photos and most of the text material for this page, courtesy of Lois Adcock Bayne and Karen-Eve Bayne.
Life on the Adcock Farm
Ceivalle - Medic in WW1, nurse at Moore General Hospital - Swannanoa/Black Mountain (predecessor of Oteen VA), received vaccines to give locals, e.g. typhoid)
Self-sufficient, working farm for food for family, dairy sales, molasses mill, field work, dedicated to education, self taught, progressive minded, first pure bred Guernsey, corn per acre award and demonstration farmer.
Bessie - hardworking in house and field, excellent homemaker, cared for community sick (Mr Andy), field worker, molasses skimmer.
Community minded parents and active members of Boylston Baptist Church.
Dental needs done at home; or Dentist in Mills River
Doctoring done at home by parents
Babies by midwife Miss Laughter ( paid in beans)
Doctor in Mills River 6 miles by wagon Dr Corpening / Dr Lydia)
Frame house with drill well; had no bathroom until 1952
3 bedrooms, 12 people ( age spread of 21 years of children); Sleeping porch for TB; Dad preached nutrition & exercise
Washing clothes by hand, scrub board, wringer & clothes line
Food preservation methods: canning, drying, smoking only pressure cooker and tin can sealer in area
Foods in winter and summer; Thanksgiving possum,
vegetable garden, animals, hunting, yeast-in-mail, celery soup,
Traveling threshing machine
Clothes homemade, Durham 2nd hand, shoes, sewing,
Hair cuts at home; shoe cobbling at home