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  • Photograph of Granite Quarry Office Personnel

    Granite Quarry Office personnel Left to right- Front row- 1. J.D. Sargent 2. George Woodroffe 3. Tom Woodroffe Second row-1. W.R. Simpson 2. Morgan Simmons 3. Lettie Hollingsworth 4. Jessie Wood 5. Baldridge Back row- 1. Monroe 2. Tom Gentry
  • Woodroffe Family photograph left to right Front row- 1. J.D. Sargent 2. George Woodroffe 3. Tom Woodroffe Second row- W.R. Simpson 2. Morgan Simmons 3. Lettie Hollingsworth 4. Jessie Wood 5. Baldridge Back row- 1. Monroe 2. Tom Gentry

    Woodroffe Famiy photograph left to rightFront row- 1. J.D. Sargent 2. George Woodroffe 3. Tom Woodroffe Second row- W.R. Simpson 2. Morgan Simmons 3. Lettie Hollingsworth 4. Jessie Wood 5. Baldridge Back row- 1. Monroe 2. Tom Gentry
  • Interview with Bessie Simpson Hardy

    Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry Historical Society. Interview done with Ruby Hardy Stanley. Hardy, who is a white woman, discusses growing up on a farm, the medical care available living so far from town including utilizing a midwife. Hardy had 9 children, 8 of which lived to adulthood. Goes through what a typical day looked like when she was raising her family on a farm. Notes she worked 18 hours a day and didn't have any modern conviences including a washing machine or electric iron. She also discusses using the Sears catalog. Interview is in two parts.
  • Grandpa (Bob) Simpson and Dora Parker (Simpson)

    Photograph of Grandpa (Bob) Simpson and Dora Parker (Simpson) dated 1956
  • Peter Franklin Draughn and Robert Lee Simpson

    photograph of "Gramp" Peter Franklin Draughn and "Pa" Robert Lee Simpson dated October 1933
  • 1934 Birthday Dinner for Robert (Bob) Lee Simpson

    Photograph of 1934 Birthday Dinner for Robert (Bob) Lee Simpson. Left to RIght: Luther J. Simpson, Lula Francis Simpson, Yancey P. Simpson, Lula Wood Simpson holding baby Troy Simpson, M. Dallas Barnes, A. Wayne Simpson, Bob Simpson (Birthday Guy), Ray Eugene Simpson, Carl or Clyde Wright, Gladys Wright holding Betty SImpson, Louise Simpson standing in front of her mother Lily Harris Simpson, Sarah N. Simpson Wright, Faye Wright standing in front of her daddy Charlie Wright. All Bob's children are in the photograph, except for Nannie Simpson Barnes who took the photo. Dallas Barnes is the father of Linda Barnes Chilton.