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Abbeville-Greenwood Mutual Insurance
An Association of the People, for the People and by the People
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For 27 years has been insuring the property of its .policyholders, both in city and country, against damage by
Fire, Lightning, Cyclones, Tornadoes and Wind Storms at one-half less cost than stock companies. Property
not insured against Wind Storms is only partially protected. Why insure in stock companies for fire only when
you can get protection against fire and wind for one-half cost. Of the Four and a Quarter Million Dollars of
Insurance now carried, the money i? kept at home and every dollar goes to the loser of property, which
means the upbuilding of your country.
Comparative Statement of Business Written
July 1,1916 - - - - - - - - - - - - - . - - - - - $2,016,364
July 1,1917 - -., - - - - - - - - - * $2,373,875
July 1,1918 - - - - - - - - - - - - $3,268,145
February 1,1919 ---------- $4,268,300
Increase in 7 months over One Million Dollars. The Largest and Strongest Mutual insurance Association in the State
The Association is a member of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. The Federal Land
Bank of the Government accept its policies as collateral for money loaned. Now Operates in Ten Counties.
the Many Testimonials in Kegard to the Association:
Following are a Few of
Letter From Abbeville Banker.
Abbeville, S. C., January 14, 1919.
To Whom It May Concern:
This introduces to favorable consideration the Abbeville
Greenwood Mutual In6urrcce Association. Tais company has
been doing business in thia county, Abbeville, for twenty-seven
years, has always paid its losses promptly, ami has saved the
insured considerable money in rate of insurance. It has kept
an account with this bank and the same has been satisfactory
to us. As managed by Messrs. J, R. Bl?ke and J. Fraser
Lyon, it is doing a good work for the counties in which it has
orjerated, and we take pleasure in commending it as first-class
insurance company. I carry considerable iu?>urauce with it
NATIONAL BANK OF ABBEVILLE,
(Signed) J. Allen Smith, President.
Letter From Ex-Commissioner McMaster.
Columbia, S. C., May 18, 191S.
Mr. J. R. Blake, Secretary-Treasurer, Abbeville-Greenwood
MutuaJ Insurance Association, Greenwood, S. C.:
Deai Mr. Blake:-It gives me a great deal of pleasure to
have you hwue me a policy ol' insurance in your-what is now
"our'' insurance company-for with the policy .[ become a mem
ber just as much as any one else.
I know that my loss will be paid if I have one, I know
that I will get insurance at lowest possible cost, I know that I
am a member of i.n essentially American institution, where not
only are my affairs managed by those I choose, but by myself
in annual meetings.
". rejoice to know the extension of business of the Abbe
ville-Greenwood Mutual Insurance Company, and the 27 years
of honorable service behind it, is a guarautee for the future.
(Signed) F. H. McMaster.
Letter Frotan Edgefield Editor.
Edgefield, S. C., January ll, 1919.
Mr. J. R. Blake, General Agent Abbeville-Greenwood Mutual
Insurance Association, Greenwood, S. C.:
Dear Sir:-I have two policies in your Association, and I
feel that my property is as well protected by these policies as it
would be by policies written by large stock compauies. Soon
after your Association began to solicit business in Edgefield
county I observed that the class of risks accepted by your
agents were the best, and this, together with the splendid re
cord of the Abbeville-Greenwood Association has made during
the 27 years of its existence, inspired confidence in the As
sociation and its management.
Your Association has passed the uncertain or experimental
stage, and its signal success of the past will lead to increased
success, a larger volume of gilt-edge business in the future. In
the face of the greatly increased rates of the old-line or stock
fire insurance companies, the furnishing of fire and wind pro
tection by your Association at actual cost, being about 60 per
cent of stock companies' rates, is a very attractive feature. I
would like to see a well-managed mutua) Gre insurance associa
tion in operation in every county in the State. I have no hes
itancy in recommending the Abbeville-Greenwood Mutual In
Yours very truly,
(Signed) J. L. Miras.
Letter From Mr. J. H. Courtney.
Trenton, S. C., January 25, 1919.
Mr. T. P. Salter, Trenton, S. C. .
Dear Sir:-It gives rae pleasures to say a word in behalf
of the Abbeville-Greenwood Mutual Insurance Company. I
have had the opportunty to investigate the workings of quite a
number of mutual insurance companies and I have often won
dered why more of our people did not take their insurance in
good home mutual companies There are several reasons why
I believe we should patronize the mutuals, but two stand out
very prominently to the careful observer, viz: First, the premi
ar?s are much less than in the old line companies. Second, we
always know for whose benefit an assessment is paid, and this
gives us an element of c/ose personal interest in all payments.
I do not think we can place our risks in any safer company than
a conservatively operated company as the company you repre
sent appears to be. It gives me pleasure to command your
company to my friends.
J. H. Courtney.
Letter From a Cross Hill Banker.
Cross Hill, S. <!., January 27, 1919.
Mr. J. R. Blake, General Agent, Abbeville-Greenwood Mutual
Insurance Association, Greenwood, S. C.
Dear Sir:-It gives me pleasure lo state that I have con
siderable property insured in your association, and consider it
as safely protected as if insured in old-line insurance companies,
aud at one-half the cost. Your long successful career of more
than a quarter of a centurj-, your careful selection of risks, your
protection against damage of both fire and wind, and your
prompt and satisfactory settlement of all losses should com
mend the Association to the favorable consideration of all prop
erty owners. Yours very truly,
(Signed) W. C. Rasor, President
Bank df Cross Hill, S. C.
Letter From ti Greenwood Banker.
To Whom It May Concern:
We are glad to say a word in behalf of a valued customer
of ours-The Abbeville-Greenwood Mutual Insurance Associa
tion. This Association has been doing basiness in this and the
adjoining county of Abbeville for 27 years. They have done
considerable business with us, and we found them reliable and
prompt in meeting obligations. Phave a policy with the com
Jas. T. Medlock, President
. National Loan and Exchange Bank of Greenwood.
February 1, 1919.
ITo Those Who Desire Safe Protection for Their Property, and Would Co-Operate in Building Up Home Enterprises, f
We Would Say insure in the Abbeville-Greenwood Mutual Insurance Association. For further Information cali on one 1
I of our Agents or write to I
J. R. BLAKE, General Agent
NATIONAL BANK BUILDING GREENWOOD, S. C. I
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