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Sam Page paying his bill

Sam Page paying his bill

The picture shows Sam Page paying his Brunswick EMC electricity bill with the co-op’s Ann Pait. The March 19, 1957, letter from Hugh D. Vance, electrification adviser, congratulates Mr. Page as the first member to pay his bill that month. The photo appeared in the co-op’s newsletter “Tell-O-Watt.”


This letter was received by my grandfather, M.C. “Sam” Page of the Western Prong area of Whiteville. Earlier in his life, Sam did what was called “public work,” cutting right of ways through the woods in the area of Laurinburg to Wilmington, and in Beaufort. He later settled in the Western Prong area where his father, Rev. P.D. Page, lived. He worked as a farmer on his own farm and reared eight children with his wife, Mary Jane Gore Page.

Sam was very conscientious about his obligations, especially paying his bills on time.

Aggie Page Harrington, Whiteville, Brunswick EMC

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