Following is an article in the Loris Centennial 1887 - 1987 Souvenir Book. Warm hearted, good natured, hardworking, fishing enthusiast -- those who know him are quick to apply these to "Mr. Coe". Albert Bisco Allsbrook, Sr., was born January 24, 1907, the fifth of nine children.
His father, Newsome Biscoe Allsbrook (1869-1939), a native of Martin County in eastern North Carolina, came before the turn of the century to Horry County, settling at first in the Red Bluff area. He was soon married to Cora Jane Cox (1874-1962), daughter of William and Charity Hughes Cox of the Simpson Creek section. A farmer and country businessman, Newsome Biscoe Allsbrook and Cora settled at Sanford, later renamed Allsbrook. His brother Joseph Ross Allsbrook settled in the same area across the road and built the house which has recently been restored and is now known as the Allsbrook-Rankin house. Other children of the family were Newsome Daniel Allsbrook (deceased), Bertha Howell Allsbrook Sasser, Nina Mae Allsbrook Smith, William Claud Allsbrook (deceased), Willie Henrietta Allsbrook Hinson, Joseph Russell Allsbrook, Inez Virginia Allsbrook Danaher and Willard Ragsdale Allsbrook (deceased).
Coe Allsbrook was born at Sanford (the name was not changed until 1910). "I went to school at Allsbrook, Green Sea, and Loris. Before I married, I operated a farm, had a country store and was postmaster at Allsbrook. The post office was in a room of the store. That's where most of the post offices were in the rural areas at that time."
On October 1, 1931, he married a neighboring farm girl, Inez Anderson, the daughter of Levi W. Anderson (1882-1967) and Ella R. Hardee Anderson (1885-1965), well-known farmers of the Gurley community. They had three children, Albert Biscoe Allsbrook, Jr. in 1933, Wilma Celeste Allsbrook Yon (1936-1960), and Ella Ann Allsbrook Boyd in 1943.
Coe Allsbrook was never too busy with his farm and fertilizer sales to overlook other ingredients that contribute to a happy life. The Loris Presbyterian Church presented him with a plaque of appreciation for services given to the church as a deacon and church treasurer, twenty years of continuous service. He served as a trustee for Loris High School for many years. Now retired, he is not quite so active, but is up and going with his wife Inez, enjoying their children and grandchildren and great grandchildren, and he still takes an occasional day for fishing.
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