M. A. PICKLE, a native of Bedford County, Tenn., was born April 11, 1859, son of P. Murry and Mary Ann Frances (Atkisson) Pickle.  (For further particulars of parents see sketch of M. P. Pickle.)

Our subject worked on the farm with his father and received a rather limited education.  At the age of nineteen he entered the high school at Palmetto, Tenn., and continued there two years.  He then engaged in farming in connection with school-teaching, working on the farm in the spring and teaching in the fall.  This he continued for about four years, after which he engaged in the merchandise business at Bedford with very flattering prospects.

January 5, 1881,  he wedded Ella Dryden, of this county, and to this union was born one child — William Franklin. Our subject is a good citizen and an honorable man.  He is a member of the United Brethren Church, and Mrs. Pickle a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church North.  In politics he is a Republican, but strictly speaking he is not a party man.

Transcribed by Kathryn Hopkins

Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Reminescences [Sic], Observations, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1988.