The ABC's of Cooking from Mauk
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The town of MAUK was founded by Sebastian Cabot "BASS" MAUK, originally the first banker in Butler.
It is located on the west side of the state almost on the border of Marion County.
"During the flu epidemic of 1918 five people living in the small town of Mauk died during one week. One of the five was Daisey Montgomery, wife of Albert, who was having a house built in Mauk at the time of her death. Albert Montgomery never moved into the house but sold it to R.M. "Dick" and Nellie "Auntie" Jinks. "
Mr. Mauk was the son of Mathias and Frances Mauk from Upson County Georgia. He married Sarah Elizabeth Gibson and they had two daughters, Mima born 25 October 1870 who married Matthew B. McCrary November 25, 1885 and Elizabeth "Lizzie" born in 1872 who married Joseph Seaborn Rogers from Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia in 1904.
The 1200 acres of land that S.C. Mauk bought in 1889 was known as Wilchar Level and was located twelve miles southwest of Butler.
Mr. Rolin West, listed in the 1900 census as the farm overseer, built the Mauk family a new home overlooking a large valley beginning the work in 1892. The Mauks occupied the home in 1895 and it was told that no board in the house had a knot in it. The house is still standing. Several times in the Butler Herald the Mauk plantation was referred to as Fairfield.
Mr. Mauk died 19 February 1902 and in 1905-06 the AB&A railroad
was laid across the property. The new railroad brought the town
of Mauk to life. Streets were laid off and buildings were built
to house businesses.
Contributed by: Gloria Harbuck NOTE: Buried in Butler Cemetery in Reynolds.
The Marion County Patriot, February 21, 1902
The Marion County Patriot, No. 8
February 21, 1902
Mr. B. Mauk Dead
News was received here Wednesday morning of the sudden death of Mr. B. Mauk, which occurred at his home about ten miles south of Howard in Taylor County at 1 o’clock on the day named above. His death was sudden, and the trouble was pronounced heart failure.
Mr. Mauk was 73 years old and was a remarkably vigorous man of his age, and his sudden taking off was a surprise to his family and friends. He was in apparent good health up to a short time before his death.
He was a big-hearted, whole-souled man, and he was never happier than when entertaining his friends at his splendid home. He had a fine farm of 1,200 acres on what is known as “Red Level” north of Buena Vista, and under his excellent management he had brought it up to a high state of cultivation. We heard him remark one day that he had 400 acres that would on an average year produce 400 bales of cotton. He was very successful in life and he leaves an estate valued at about $40,000.
Mr. Mauk had never identified himself with any church, though his inclinations were towards the Primitive Baptist faith.
He leaves a wife and two daughters, Miss Lizzie Mauk and Mrs. M.B. McCrary, of Buena Vista to mourn his death.
His remains were laid to rest at Butler yesterday, the hearse of R.E. Clements & Son went out Wednesday to carry the remains to their last resting place.
Mr. M.B. McCrary and family, Mr. J.W. McCrary, Charlie Clements and Aldine Pickard went up to attend the burial.
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Town of Mauk Incorporated, Municipal Officers Elected
The town of Mauk which was recently incorporated by the Georgia legislature, is developing remarkable growth and enterprise, and before many years we shall expect to see a thriving little city, with many creditable enterprises, together with modern buildings and improvements in the western part of our county. They have recently held a municipal election there with the following result: G.W. Huggins, Sr., Mayor; O.D. Gorman, W.P. Hesters, R.M. Jinks, W.A. Woodall, Councilmen; S.E. Wall, Clerk and Treasurer. Each of these gentlemen are among the county’s most successful and reliable citizens.