RICHLAND COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA.  Seeking info on surnames TORRENCE, of Richland County. It is information on RICHARD TORRENCE and his ancestors in which I am primarily interested. Richard Torrence was born about 1863 and married a Virginia Ellen Rush (b 13 June 1863 in the Bear Creek section of Kershaw County).  Her obituary is posted in the Richland County Obits. Richard and Virginia were the parents of Clemmon Clifford Torrence b 26 August 1884 and d 26 September 1968. "Clem" or C.C. was "raised" in Lower Richland County on the Moss Place near the Wateree River. Clem lived most of his life in the Eastover section of the county. He married Rebecca Shirah (b22 December 1885; d 16 December 1957). Both Clem and Rebecca are buried at Mt. Elon Church cemetery, Richland County.

OBITUARY: VIRGINIA ELLEN RUSH TORRENCE - Source: The State newspaper, 1947.


Mrs. Virginia Ellen Rush Torrence, 84, died early yesterday morning at her residence, 500 Meeting Street, West Columbia, after an extended illness. Mrs. Torrence was born June 13, 1863, the daughter of John Rush and Barbara Ellen Wilson in the Bear Creek section of Kershaw County. She spent her adult life in West Columbia, and was active in church work and in aiding the sick and underprivileged.

Survivors include three daughters, Miss Clara Torrence of West Columbia, Mrs. A. Wilmot Shealy of West Columbia, and Mrs. James L (Bert) Platt of Eau Claire; two sons, L.W. Torrence-Sharpe of Columbia and C.C. TORRENCE OF RICHLAND COUNTY; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 o'clock this morning from St. Peter's catholic church by Monsignor Martin C. Murphy. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be six grandsons: Wilmot Shealy, Matthew Bouknight, Dewey Sharpe, Lester Bouknight, Silas Torrence and Ted Dabney. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. C.L. Kibler, Dr. T.C. Whetsell, Dr. J.R. Rosier, Gary Paschal, W.A. Hook, W.A. Pooser, C.O. Gamble, Earl Williams, J.C. Sons, Carlisle Perry, Lemuel Hall, Ed Shull, Mike Bouknight, and W.W. Stillinger. Active pallbearers are asked to meet at the residence at 10:30 this morning and honorary pallbearers are asked to meet at the church at 10:55 this morning.  

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