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|Abstract||John Worth McAlister, born in Asheboro, N.C., educated at the Orange County and Asheville locations of the Bingham School, 1889-1891; the University of North Carolina, 1892-1895; and the Lowell Textile School, 1897-1899; whose career in textile manufacture in Winston-Salem was cut short when he died of appendicitis at the age of 35. Materials relating to John Worth McAlister or to other members of the McAlister family or the family of McAlister's wife, Margaret Hines McAlister. Included is correspondence, 1889-1928, mostly written by John Worth McAlister while he was a student at various schools. These letters are chiefly to his parents and tell of McAlister's activities. There are also a few letters, 1904-1908, that McAlister wrote to his parents or to his wife as he traveled on business, and some, 1919-1928, that relate to the academic career of John Worth McAlister, Jr. Also included are clippings, 1904-1971, describing the activities of John Worth McAlister and members of the McAlister and Hines families, and other papers, 1890-1958, consisting chiefly of school reports. There are also a few photographs, 1904-1961, of McAlister, his parents, and other relatives, including a 1904 snapshot of McAlister and his new bride waving from a train as they departed for their honeymoon trip.|
|Creator||McAlister, John Worth, 1874-1909.|
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John Worth McAlister (1874-1909) was the son of Colonel and Mrs. A. C. McAlister of Asheboro, N.C. He was educated at the Bingham School, at both its Asheville and Orange County locations, and taught at the school for two years after his graduation from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1895. In 1897, McAlister continued his education at the Lowell Textile School in Lowell, Mass., where he studied fabric chemistry and other subjects related to the production of textiles.
McAlister's studies at Lowell prepared him for a career in textile manufacture, which he started as secretary of the Worth Cotton Mills, working out of Greensboro, N.C. Around 1906, he moved to Winston-Salem, N.C. A promising career in textiles and as a community leader, especially in the Presbyterian church, was cut short when McAlister succumbed to a sudden attack of appendicitis at the age of 35.
McAlister was the husband of Margaret Hines McAlister of Mount Airy, N.C. The couple had three children, two of whom--Adelaide and John Worth, Jr.--survived their father.Back to Top
Materials chiefly relating to John Worth McAlister, including, letters, clippings, other papers, and photographs. Some of the materials relate, however, to John Worth McAlister, Jr., or to other members of the McAlister family or the family of McAlister's wife, Margaret Hines McAlister.Back to Top
Correspondence, 1889-1928, about 30 items. Most letters were written by John Worth McAlister while he was a student at various schools. These letters are chiefly to his parents and tell of McAlister's activities at the Bingham School, 1889-1891, the University of North Carolina, 1893, and the Lowell Textile School, 1897-1899. There are also a few letters, 1904-1908, that McAlister wrote to his parents or to his wife as he traveled on business, and some, 1919-1928, that relate to the academic career of John Worth McAlister, Jr. #04321-z, Series: "John Worth McAlister Papers, 1881-1973." Folder 1
Photographs, 1904-1961 and undated, about 10 items. Photographs of John Worth McAlister, his parents, and several of his descendants. Included is a 1904 snapshot of McAlister and his new bride waving from a train as they departed for their honeymoon trip. #04321-z, Series: "John Worth McAlister Papers, 1881-1973." P-4321
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