John Trask, Sr., 1912 – 1983

Library Resources in support of the HBF/EMBARQ essay

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Here are a few library resources to help you write your essay on why John Maurice Trask, Sr., should be nominated to the SC Hall of Fame.

John Trask, Sr., 1912
– 1983
A Bibliography

Prepared by the Beaufort
District Collection of the Beaufort County Library a division of Beaufort
County Government, Beaufort, South Carolina. 

These resources are available through
the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County Library.  Please
visit your local Beaufort County Library branch or the Beaufort District
Collection to view or borrow these materials.  Please note that materials
available only through the Beaufort District Collection (BDC) are not
available for checkout.  Normal visiting hours are Monday
– Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM; the BDC is closed on Saturday and Sunday. 
 
 

Materials may be found
at the following Beaufort County Library locations: 

Beaufort District Collection
(BDC)  
Beaufort Branch Library (BEA)  
Bluffton Branch Library (BLU)  
Hilton Head Island Branch Library (HHI)  
Lobeco Branch Library (LOB)  
St. Helena Branch Library (STH)  

Life Chronology for
John Maurice Trask, Sr.

[Information drawn from
Beaufort Gazette
, October 11, 1983, pp. 1-A, 14-A]
 

1912 – Born to George W. Trask
and Emma Borneman Trask of Wilmington, NC; extension of G. W. Trask
and Sons (family truck farming) to Beaufort, SC.

1934 – John Trask moves to Beaufort

1947
– 1951
John Trask is on the Beaufort City Council

1955
– 1962
John Trask is on the Beaufort County Council

Business interests included property
ownership, truck farming, City Dry Cleaners and Laundry, Piggly Wiggly,
Sea Island Motel, WBEU and WQLO radio stations, Rose Supply Corp., Garden
City Supply Co., and Kane Island Farms. He served as a Director of the
South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. and the Peoples Bank.  He
had long association with Clemson University, being on the Board of
Visitors.

Come to the Beaufort
District Collection to see these items:
 

  • Trask Family [BDC Vertical
    File]

 

  • His father, George W. Trask
    who died in 1963, has an obituary on file in the BDC. 

 

  • His mother, Emma Borneman
    Trask who died in 1962, has an obituary on file in the BDC. 

 

  • SC 929.2 TRA
    The Trask Family – 1986 by George Graham Trask, 1986.

 

  • SC 929.2 TRA
    The Carolina Trasks: An Informal History
    by Frederick Graham Trask, 1981.

 

Use these Microfilm
Collections at Beaufort Branch Library :
 

Beaufort Gazette
[ask for assistance from either the Beaufort Branch Reference Librarians
or the Staff of the BDC]
 

Use these subject headings from the
Martin Newspaper Index
to focus your work:

          “Agriculture”
    because his family owned G.W. Trask and Sons

          “Radio
    Broadcasting”

          “Real
    Property”
     

City of Beaufort Minute Books, 1868-1882,
1911-1993
 

Beaufort County Council Minutes, 1888-2001 
 

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