Title: County Heritage, Inc. PO Box 34 Waynesville, NC 28786 Copyright 2005 The Moore County Heritage Book Committee County Heritage, Inc.
Page: Ollie Elmer Seawell
Note: ls and Farm Life Boarding School. He was an outstanding baseball pitcher. He hurled for the Eureka Boarding School in the late 1920s when the school was located where Farm Life now is. At the time the Eureka team ranked high in the state in baseball competition. After leaving school Ollie pitched for High Point in the old Piedmont League and Professional Class B. ball for Burlington. he also played semi-pro baseball in Moore County and throughout the state. While working and playing baseball for Robbins Silk Mill he fell in love with Mittie Nera Greene. They were married 10-12-1932 in the living room of her Mothers house in Hemp-now Robbins NC. They moved to the family farm between McConnell and Putnam on the banks of Lick Creek and had four children. In 1949 Ollie suffered a heart attack. After recovery he continued to farm tobacco-turkey and deer hunt and fish. On Monday 11-16-1964 Ollie and his cousin Alex Maness traveled to Montgomery County to hunt deer. At sundown Ollie had not returned to the pick-up truck. Alex Maness went searching and found Ollie died at a deer-hunting stand after he apparently suffered a heart attack in the mountainous area some 12 miles west of Troy NC. Montgomery County Coroner's jury ruled death was due to natural causes.
Note: Ollie attended High Falls Elementary School and graduated from Highfal
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