Message:Welcome to the Silverhill History website!
I hope you will find this site informative and interesting. Let me know if you have anything you can add to this website, such as: photos of Silverhill places or people, documents, vital records, interesting stories or facts, or even boring stories and facts! A genealogist/historian will find any information about their family interesting.
Also, if you find any information on this site that is incorrect please contact me and I will correct it.
Please sign the Guestbook before you leave. I hope you enjoyed your visit!
Charles G. Canning Sr.Thu Jan 13 18:57:18 2005
Location: Magnolia Springs.AL
Message: Everytime I visit this site, I thank GOD for Blessing us at Zion by sending Debby and Phil to us.
Pauline SimpsonMon Jan 17 11:13:33 2005
Location: United States
Message: Enjoyed the talk at the Baldwin County Museum in Elberta and have enjoyed your web site, as well.
Larry MurphySat Jan 22 09:31:02 2005
Location: Abington, Massachusetts
Message: Without a doubt, the most beautiful web site I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing.
Gene SykesMon Jan 24 17:40:21 2005
Location: Goshen, Al.36035
Message: Great Site
Max ArdMon Feb 7 16:46:49 2005
Message: You have created the absolute best town history website i have ever seen! This is awesome!
Kelly GutensohnSat Feb 12 19:46:22 2005
Location: Holmes Beach, FL
Message: Holla, your site rocks, I enjoyed the "Time Pod". Thanks for the experience, I am still Kelly from the block.
Paula Lenor WebbFri Feb 18 14:36:57 2005
Location: Cleveland, MS
Message: (The Wigstrom Family) What a wonderful website about my Grandfather's people! He was Adolf Wigstrom, my mother is his youngest daughter, Irene Huff. I never really knew anything about that side of the family till I read your website. Thank you so much for creating it! Paula Lenor Webb
j blakeney/j eiseleThu Feb 24 16:23:30 2005
Message: Moved to Silverhill approximately 1 1/2 year ago and am curious as to it's heritage. This website is quite unique and interesting. I live a block from the new childrens' play park. It's fabulous!
carey fincherSun Feb 27 08:47:09 2005
Location: loxley usa
dayna fincherSun Feb 27 08:48:19 2005
Location: loxley usa
cheryl gatesSun Feb 27 08:48:43 2005
Heather WilliamsonThu Mar 10 08:48:02 2005
LEE INGRAMThu Mar 10 09:26:34 2005
Location: SILVERHILL, USA
Message: I WAS RAISED IN THE TOWN OF SILVERHILL ALL MY LIFE. I AM NOW 20 AND ATTEND UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA. I WENT TO SILVERHILL SCHOOL FOR 6 YEARS, AND I LOVED EVERY THING ABOUT THIS TOWN. BEING ABLE TO SEE THE HISTORY IS VERY COOL.
tammy millerMon Mar 14 17:29:24 2005
Location: silverhill baldwin
Message: i love history just browsing
Sherry Lauing McCarthyWed Mar 16 05:21:33 2005
Location: Ridgefield, WA
Message: I believe that my old family home on Hwy 55 in Silverhill once belonged to Oscar Johnson. My mother used to make jokes when things went missing or we heard strange bumps in the night - "no need to worry - that's just Oscar"
Ross JaburgSat Apr 30 06:50:39 2005
Location: Silverhill, AL
Message: My wife Judy and I just bought 4 1/2 acres in Silverhill at the northeast corner of 1st Street and North. I believe we have found our ultimate destination and the location of our dreams. This town is what's best about "small town america" and with it's rich history, Silverhill is definitely "A Good Place To Live." I am particularly interested in the farming history of this area and the Silverhill Satsuma Mandarin, which was apparently developed by Dr. O.F.E. Winberg here. I have a very nice specimen of this delicious citrus tree in my yard and I wonder if it is descended from one of the original plantings in 1910. This website is a fantastically helpful place to learn about the unique and special town that is Silverhill. I look forward to contributing what I can to my newfound home.
Judy BishopThu May 26 13:23:41 2005
Location: The Woodlands, TX 77384
Message: Beautiful site. I'm hoping to learn more about Swedish settlers in Silverhill around 1860.
Patrick O'NeillSun Jun 12 13:28:08 2005
Location: San Antonio,USA
Message: Really a superb site. Keep up the great work!
Rebecca PlunkettSun Jun 12 19:36:31 2005
Location: Silverhill, Alabama
Message: I have lived in Silverhill for twelve years now and love living here. I am starting my own family now at the age of 21 and plan on raising my children here. Silverhill is truly " A Great Place To Live".
Annie SimmonsThu Jun 16 08:00:03 2005
Message: Looks Good
Steve NicholasSat Jun 25 23:21:18 2005
Location: Powder Springs, Ga
Message: As a child, my grandmother and I visited the graves of her parents in a Silverhill cemetary. Her maiden name was Waveria. She has since passed, as her husband. I believe I have her maiden name correct, maybe drop the i. If anyone can point me in a direction as to where I can find her parents graves, I would be very much in debt to them. The daughter was Gertrude and the son was Anton. Both are buried in Pine Crest cemetary in Mobile Alabama. If additional information is needed, please contact me. Thank you in advance.
Cathy Sullivan SloanFri Jul 8 20:00:01 2005
Location: Glendale, AZ
Message: My grandmother, Esther Carlson Sullivan, died this spring. She was the last of the six Carlson girls. She was 96 years old. She was born in Silverhill and fondly remembers her family farm. She left for Arizona in 1918, but never forgot Alabama. I loved listening and recording her stories from her childhood. We were told many years ago that Silverhill no longer existed. We are very pleased to visit your site and learn more. Sincerely,
Andrew GranahlMon Jul 11 22:50:31 2005
Message: Very good work, nice webpage.
Barbara ZellersThu Jul 14 09:18:06 2005
Location: Virginia,Il usa
Message: cool place
Thomas J McGovernTue Jul 26 14:39:35 2005
Location: Las Vegas
Message: great site!
Kristy ShobeThu Jul 28 15:15:06 2005
Location: Maple Hill, NC
Message: This looks great, I cannot wait to move back to Silverhill. Some of my former teachers still teach at Silverhill. I would love to be able to teach at Silverhill amongst some of my greatest inspirations. Silverhill is "a good place to live!"
Tawana DavisFri Aug 5 11:10:34 2005
Location: Gadsden, USA
Message: This is the best page I have seen yet on the net.
Millie WhitneyFri Aug 5 19:50:47 2005
Location: Summerdale, AL
Message: Oh my gosh!! I sure did enjoy it.
Kelly Goodwin KofonisFri Aug 5 23:45:47 2005
Location: Daphne, Al
Message: I am the Grand-Daughter of Lois Cline and the late Milton J. Cline. I am very pround to say that my family is a part of such a wonderful town. I only wish my very loved and much missed Grandfather were here so I could share it with him. Thank You for taking the time to create this page for all to see.
Joe BystrickyMon Aug 22 00:37:06 2005
Location: Silverhill, AL USA
Message: I really like the way that this website presents the history of Silverhill. Well orgainized and so much information, that I didn't even know about our little town.
Gates Edward SmythTue Aug 30 07:48:24 2005
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Message: I am Gates. I'm 13 weeks old. I'm the first son of Stephanie Gates Smyth and David Edward Smyth and the grandson of Robert Gates and Peggy Gates (Wigstrom family history). My great grandparents were Martha Wigstrom Gates and Amon "Boompa" Gates. I wish I could have known them, because they sure would have like me.
Leigh Lassitter De BallFri Sep 16 12:03:17 2005
Location: Robertsdale, AL USA
Message: Born and raised in Silverhill. Graduated from Silverhill Junior High School (8th grade) in 1977.
Andrew RichmondFri Sep 16 16:15:12 2005
Location: Pensacola, USA
Message: I have a letter from 1882, written to a Mr. A Jonssan in Baldwin County, that appears to be in Swedish. Looking for any info on Johnsons from Baldwin Co.
Jennifer (Watts) ArnetteFri Sep 30 15:22:22 2005
Message: Enjoyed all the Family history (Foukal) that I was not aware of. Thanks Much
Akron M. LindseyMon Oct 3 17:06:08 2005
Location: Spring Valley, Ca. 91977
Message: Lived in Robertdale and went to school there...many years ago....a very nice site....if anyone sees Albert Phillips are anyone... from the 1948 era...plse say hi for me ..tnx..e-mails welcome...my sister Helen lives in S'hill now...
melanie krenek wattsFri Oct 7 07:05:08 2005
Location: Irvington, AL. USA
Message: I was introduced to this site by my daughter, Jennifer Watts Arnett. It is fantasic!
April ThomasWed Oct 26 14:46:16 2005
Location: Robertsdale, USA
Message: I was just sitting here amazed at the "Wigstrom Family History". I am the granddaughter of Evelyn Skelton Wigstrom that married Ernest Wigstrom. She passed away last year and I miss Nanny (Evelyn) and Papa (Ernest) very much. By seeing this it has allowed me to see many of their very important moments in their lives. Thank you so much for the time and hard work that you have put into the history.
Lorna SchilkeThu Oct 27 14:55:39 2005
Location: Harrison, Idaho, USA
Message: Looking for records/family members of the Charles Hoff family.
Lesley JaquayTue Nov 1 21:43:52 2005
Location: Mobile, Al
Lisa HowardMon Nov 7 17:26:10 2005
Location: Mobile, USA
Randy McCardleThu Nov 10 19:18:38 2005
Location: Silverhill USA
Message: What a wonderful website!
Christopher Brandon FlowersSun Nov 13 19:30:35 2005
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Message: Nice site! Lineage includes- great-great grandson of Mr. Oscar Johnson, Great-grandson of Mrs. Elvera Charlotte Armstrong, Grandson- Mrs. Elvera Armstrong Cline, Grandson- Mr. Milton J. Cline.
Jennifer Wigstrom BattlesThu Nov 24 18:36:30 2005
Location: Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Barbara Till PrestridgeFri Dec 2 22:17:57 2005
Message: Lived in Silverhill till I was four months old. Still have family in the area. Love the site and the history.
AMY L MEEKERTue Dec 6 12:42:48 2005
regina collins smithTue Dec 13 20:45:40 2005
Location: Thorsby, Al.
Message: wonderful site.
Robert Alexander YoungThu Dec 29 18:44:06 2005
Location: Anderson SC USA
Message: I am the grandson of Gertrude Wavera Sutton and the greatgrandson of Barbara Wavera. Both resided in Silverhill in the 1920s-30s My grandmother was a 1928 graduate of Robertsdale High.I have several photos of farming in Silverhill in the early 20s which I will be glad to share. Great site!