Francis Garrou and Albert Francis Garrou

Francis Garrou                                 Albert Garrou
On the left: Francis Garrou, Sr. (1877-1937) came with the Waldensians, who immigrated from Italy to Valdese, North Carolina in the 1890s. On the right: Garrou’s nephew, Albert Francis Garrou (1893-1978). Owners of the Valdese Manufacturing Company, the two men helped organized the Valdese Textiles who playind in the Independent Carolina League in 1936.