James and Georgia
He returned home from military service, at the emergence of
a new century. One day before her 17th
birthday March 15, 1899, at the home of her father, Benjamin Franklin Damron,
James kissed Georgia Damron, and the newlywed couple sprinted out the front
door. Their wedding ceremony propelled
them toward the pursuit of happiness, and they prepared a home along the Sandy
River in Grayson, Kentucky.
their first year of marriage, James (seated left) worked as a coal miner, and Georgia (seated right) gave
birth to their first son Glen (standing far right).
the course of 24 years, James and Georgia raised seven children: Glen (1900), Ella Mae-second from right standing, (1902), Russell Bert center back (1903), Georgia
Hazel 3rd from left (1909), Jay 2nd from left (1914), James Elbert (Polly) far left (1916), and William Damron
(Bill) not shown (1924).
the adult children, only Ella Mae Waggoner would not take a role in the Rental
Uniform Story, however, she was the first business owner of the siblings.
This web site is devoted to their story, and the story of the building of their company through generations of the Waggoner family.