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April 20, 2008

Descendants of Paul E. Fore

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       1 Paul Eldridge FORE b: 09 Mar 1840 d: 01 Feb 1896
          .. +Virginia F. KEELING b: 08 Jan 1842 d: 15 Jun 1907 m: 30 Jan 1861
          

1880 Census Paul E. Fore was a Dry Goods Merchant in Keysville, Charlotte Co.,VA.

From John Hall, grandson of Howard G. Fore, in August 2000:
     "Paul Eldridge Fore was certainly an early entrepreneur. Everything he touched turned to money. His much restored (early) house is in Keysville. He was a frail man and unable to serve in the Confederate Army. This did not prevent him from serving as he worked for the duration in the quartermaster depot located in Danville. He had bought considerable acreage near Fort Mitchell along the tracks of the Richmond/Danville railroad. He held out great promise for the the future of Ft. Mitchell and built two houses opposite the depot. The one on the left had about 15 rooms to house the growing Fore family. The house on the right [later and now owned by a Hudson family/jgs] was built by Paul Fore in the high Victorian style and as a child I emember it covered with ornate 'gingerbread' wood trim. My grandfather Howard was station agent until the family moved to the Gregory homeplace. The freightroom of the depot has the initials of all the Fore sons carved into the woodwork. They were Fulton, Garland, Harold, Howard[error?] and Julian. Harold of course is the grandfather of Margie and Patsy. At some point in time a general store was built onto the right front of the Howard G. Fore home. All of the children were expected to work in the store as soon as they were old enough. My mother, Pauline, was working in the store when my father called on Howard G. Fore for the Oliver Farm Equipment Company in Richmond. He sold farm equipment, mostly plow points to Howard G. Fore and on these visits he met and courted my mother. He enlisted in the Army in South Boston where he was living and after serving in Texas and SC returned to marry her. In the meantime she had moved to Richmond where she had become a registered nurse.
     "Howard G. Fore had a bicycle built that ran on the rails. When the tracks were clear he and one or more of the children would ride over to Finneywood. I suppose there isn't much left there and I can't figure out what county
that would be. [Note - adjoining Mecklenburg County/jgs]

Update: A 24 March 1887 article has surfaced in a c. 1940 issue of The Charlotte Gazette, p.4, "Old Charlotte" column of articles that appeared "50 years ago." — Courtesy of Harvey Hudson. The article, headed "Destructive Fire" relates that on the morning of the 17th, "the large storehouse and dwelling of Paul E. Fore at Fort Mitchell was destroyed by fire." It went on to say that all goods, furniture and clothing were destroyed. There were some fifteen persons in the house who narrowly escaped, including the 80-year old mother of Mr. Fore. The fire was supposedly started by rats gnawing matches. (Note: The mother of Paul E. Fore was "Paulina," see 1850 Census, Charlotte Co., VA.)

          Children of Paul E. and Virginia (Keeling) Fore:
          ......... 2 Infant Boy FORE b: 23 Jan 1862 d: 23 Jan 1862
          ......... 2 Florence O. FORE b: 06 Feb 1864
          ......... 2 Rosalie G. FORE b: 19 Sep 1866
          ......... 2 Ellie P. FORE b: 23 Apr 1869 d: 15 Jun 1913
          ............. +Unknown WATKINS
          ......... 2 Alver Hatcher FORE b: 26 May 1871 d: 11 Dec 1925
          ......... 2 Howard Guy FORE b: 20 Jun 1873 d:1948 in Roanoke,VA (photo)

H. G. Fore was depot agent at Fort Mitchell.

1900 Census Howard G. Fore, depot agent, rented, was head-of-household with two children. Living with him were his brother Clyde Fore, salesman, and sister-in-law Byrdie Fowlkes.
1910 Census Howard G. Fore, merchant, owned, head of household with eight children. Living in the household were brother Clyde Fore, salesman, and Bayard Spencer, 24, single, bookkeeper.

                      Buried: Mt.Zion Baptist Ch. Cem., Lunenburg Co.,VA
............. +Evalyn ("Eva") M. FOWLKES b: 3 Apr 1875 d: 23 Jan 1916 (obit)(photo)in Lunenburg Co.
m: Abt. 1895 (1910 Census says md. 15 years)
Adoptive parents of Evalyn: Nathan "Abner" & Pattie Jane (WILLIAMS) FOWLKES
Children of Howard Guy and Eva (Fowlkes) Fore: (Some info furnished by James Dillard.) .................... 3 Pauline E. FORE b: Abt. 1898; res: Spartanburg,SC ........................ +Fred HALL .................... 3 Mary Howard FORE b: Abt. 1900; res: Roanoke,VA ........................ + John ("Jack") GUILFOYLE .................... 3 Harold Gray FORE b: Abt. 1901; res: Keysville,VA ........................ +Lucy QUICK .................... 3 Virginia "Florence" FORE b: Abt. 1902; res: Winter Park,FL
........................ +Frederick Edward FRAZIER .................... 3 Fulton K. FORE b: Abt. 1904; res: Chicago
.................... 3 Henry N. FORE b: Abt. 1906; res: Lunenburg Co., VA
.................... 3 Evalyn P. FORE b: Abt. 1907; res: Roanoke,VA ........................ +Fred MOYER .................... 3 Roberta Sue ("Bertie Sue") FORE b: Abt. 1909; res: Florida
.................... 3 Robert "Garland" FORE b: Aft. 1910
........................ +Frances JOHNSON of Staunton,VA; res: Chicago .................... 3 Julian Mark FORE b: 12 Feb 1914; d: 10 Mar 2005, Cary, NC ......... *2nd Wife of Howard Guy FORE: ............. +Ida Lee RUDD (wid. of E. J. GREGORY) b: 22 Aug 1865 in Lunenburg Co., VA d: 12 Feb 1945 Father: William "Simuel" RUDD Mother: Amelia Meade INGRAM ......... 2 William Homer "Clyde" FORE b: 14 Mar 1877 d: 30 May 1934 ......... 2 Kirtley Paul FORE b: 20 Aug 1879 ......... 2 Virginia Grace FORE b: 14 Sep 1881
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