john welby mcwhorterJohn Welby McWhorter 1866-1944

Son of William Hugh McWhorter and Elizabeth Cheney

He was mayor of Watkinsville, Georgia for four years and operated The Oconee Enterprise there for twelve years.

He served churches as pastor in Chattooga, Oconee, Toombs, and Barrow Counties in Georgia. He farmed extensively and successfully wherever he lived, and owned and operated weekly newspapers in several Georgia and Florida counties.

He was one of the founders of the People's Bank of Winder, Georgia and served as its first president in 1926.

Portrait/photo adult c.1926

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