Frank Wilds Pegues

b. 16 November 1871, d. 27 November 1939

Frank Wilds Pegues, 1871-1939
  • Frank Wilds Pegues was born on 16 November 1871 in Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • He was known as Wilds.
  • Rufus Marcellus Pegues and Sara Olivia Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Frank Wilds Pegues, Carrie Keitt Pegues, Olin Marcellus Pegues and Elbert Sanders Pegues.
  • On 12 November 1891, Rufus Marcellus Pegues wrote to his sons at Oak Ridge Military Institute in Raleigh, North Carolina:
                   Live Oak Nov 12/91
    Dear Wilds & Olin
         Have received letters from both of you since writing you, and will write to each of you later on. I am very proud to learn that both of my boys have been deemed worthy of such compliments as you have received and do hope that you will prove to be even more than was expected of you. Try allways to do your duty in a conscientious maner and all will be right. I enclose check for seventy five dollars which hope will meet your demands for the present. Be prudent and take care of your health, always have air and keep your feet dry. Wilds had better take quinine evry day for some time. Take in capsules and will not taste. It will be well for both of you to put a talloe plaster on the chest night and day, you will not like the idea, but will not object to it after trying it. Waddill has been here to day and has been saying all sorts of things, I think he has to talk wild to keep down his excitement. Went over the Pollocks to day, they are at fever heat. It is to be a grand afair in every respect. Sue and I will go the rounds of it all. They have a great many nice present.
         We may leave here on next Tuesday for Raleigh, but if we hear that you will not go the next week, we will not go until then.
         Hope you are both better of your colds. Aunt Sue sends love and says she would like so much to see you at Raleigh.
                   Love
                        Pa.
  • Frank Wilds Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Despite apparent recording errors, it is an educated guess that this individual, identified as Wile F. Pegues (born May 1873) is Frank Wilds Pegues.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1900 census.
  • The following appeared on 1902 in The Sixth Decennial Catalogue of the Chi Psi Fraternity, published in 1902: (Alpha Tau Chapter, Wofford College, Class of 1893) Frank Wilds Pegues, Kollock, S. C., Farmer. In college three years; at one time connected with Alpha Beta, University of South Carolina; resident of Pegues, N. C., 1892, Kollock, 1894--; nephew of A. S. Pegues, '92.
  • He married Emma Catherine Witsell circa 1904.
  • Frank Wilds Pegues and Emma Catherine Witsell appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Sarah Olivia Pegues and Frank Wilds Pegues Jr. Also in the household, and assistant manager of the farm, was Katie's brother H. R. Witsell (age 33.)
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1910 census.
  • Frank Wilds Pegues and Emma Catherine Witsell appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, at Market Street enumerated next to the household of his his cousin Benjamin Franklin Pegues.. Other members of the household included Sarah Olivia Pegues and Frank Wilds Pegues Jr.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1920 census.
  • Frank Wilds Pegues and Emma Catherine Witsell appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in New Hope, Marlboro County, South Carolina, at South Carolina Road. Other members of the household included Sarah Olivia Pegues. Also in the household were two servants.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1930 census.
  • Frank Wilds Pegues died on 27 November 1939 at age 68 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, . His death was officially witnessed by Sarius Olivia Pegues.
  • His wife Emma Catherine Witsell became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery in Wallace, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • Last Edited: 10 Aug 2015

Family: Emma Catherine Witsell b. 24 October 1872, d. 11 April 1951