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Hotelier and Innkeeper Politicians in South Carolina

  Thomas B. Byrd — of Woodville, Abbeville District (now Greenwood, Greenwood County), S.C. Innkeeper; postmaster at Woodville, S.C., 1839-42. Burial location unknown.
  Jeremiah Smith (1840-1927) — also known as "Uncle Jerry" — of Conway, Horry County, S.C. Born in Horry District (now Horry County), S.C., August 11, 1840. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; planter; hotel operator; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Horry County, 1880-84, 1898-1900, 1902-04; member of South Carolina state senate from Horry County, 1884-92, 1920-24; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention from Horry County, 1895; mayor of Conway, S.C., 1906-08. Methodist. Member, United Confederate Veterans; Freemasons. Last Confederate veteran to serve in the South Carolina Senate. Died in Conway, Horry County, S.C., February 17, 1927 (age 86 years, 190 days). Interment at Lakeside Cemetery, Conway, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Smith and Celia (Benson) Smith; married, November 19, 1859, to Hester Ellen Brown; married, February 9, 1871, to Isabella (West) Hucks; married to Elizabeth Jane (Caldwell) Hardee.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Doctor Allen Spivey (1868-1945) — also known as D. A. Spivey — of Conway, Horry County, S.C. Born in Horry County, S.C., August 25, 1868. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; tobacco warehouser; hotel business; banker; chair of Horry County Democratic Party, 1894; mayor of Conway, S.C., 1901-03; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Horry County, 1904-08; member of South Carolina state senate from Horry County, 1908-12, 1924-28; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1924. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen of the World; Odd Fellows. Died in Conway, Horry County, S.C., May 24, 1945 (age 76 years, 272 days). Interment at Lakeside Cemetery, Conway, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Alexander Spivey and Frances (Hughes) Spivey; married, June 18, 1895, to Mary Essie Collins.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Diedrich Spreckels (1853-1926) — also known as John D. Spreckels — of San Francisco, Calif.; Coronado, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., August 16, 1853. Republican. Founder and president, Oceanic Steamship Company; president, Western Sugar Company; owned the Hotel de Coronado, the San Diego Electric Railway, newspapers in San Francisco and San Diego; built the San Diego and Arizona Railway, from San Diego to Calexico; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1896, 1924; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1896. German ancestry. Died in Coronado, San Diego County, Calif., June 7, 1926 (age 72 years, 295 days). Entombed at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Claus Spreckels and Anna Christina (Mangels) Spreckels; brother of Adolph Bernard Spreckels; married 1877 to Lillie C. Siebein.
  Political family: Spreckels family of San Francisco, California.
  The Spreckels Theatre, in San Diego, California, is named for him.  — Spreckels Elementary School, in San Diego, California, is named for him.  — Spreckels Park, in Coronado, California, is named for him.  — The Spreckels Organ Pavilion, an outdoor performance venue, in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, is named for him and his brother.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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