Dan Winesett

Born 17-Oct-1905 probably in Atlanta, Georgia
Died 1-Oct-1988 in Bladenboro, Bladen County, SC
Social Security: 251-01-1493 (South Carolina)
Son of Eli Winesett and Della May Steele

Married 6-Apr-1927 to Rebecca Mae Withheld
Born 5-Feb-1909 in Whiteville, NC
Died in Aug-1994 in Dillon, SC
Social Security: 249-01-6347 (South Carolina)
Daughter of Isham Withheld and Mary Frances Jones

Dan played football in high school. Younger brother, Frank, said Dan was twice named all state in Galax, VA, and in Whiteville, NC. After marrying Mae in Whiteville, NC. Dan moved to Dillon, SC, and opened a grocery store. During the depression Dan discovered that he was making more money from the little table where he put items traded for food than from the sale of groceries. He then became a pawnbroker. Dan also kept bees most of his life. His hobbies included building model airplanes and repairing and collecting watches.

Dan entertained nephews and nieces with his stories of life with granddaddy Eli in New Mexico and Oregon. Dan and Mae were very gracious and they always welcomed visits by relatives passing through. Dan and Mae's love for one another was very evident.

Mae was a school teacher before marrying Dan. Mae collected dolls. Most were kept in a spare bedroom. Young children were often afraid to sleep in the room because the doll eyes bothered them.

Dan and Mae's children are:
1. Dan Jr. (23-Nov-1928 to 4-Mar-1992),
2. Leroy Mike (24-Jan-1931),
3. Carolyn (1-Mar-1933 to 22-Apr-1933) that died of whooping cough and is buried in Whiteville Memorial, and
Frank (27-Oct-1942).
Mike and Carolyn were born in Whiteville, NC, and Frank in Dillon, SC.

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