W.T. Mingle, editor and proprietor of the Cannon Carrier, was born in Cannon County, August 25, 1857, one of seven children of William J. and Alice G. (Cathey) Mingle, both natives of Cannon County. The father was born in 1828. He is a farmer of the Eleventh District, and served as deputy sheriff some time. The mother was born in 1828.

The subject of this sketch received his education in the county schools. In 1873 he went to Alexandria, where he and his brother, R.A., had charge of the Alexandria Enterprise for a year. He then located at Woodbury. November, 1884, he took his present position and has been very successful. He is an ardent Democrat and wide-awake business man, and an able editor. July, 180, he married Miss. M.A., daughter of J.A. and N.L. Bryson of Cannon County. Four children have been born to the union: Clingman T., Eliza J. (deceased), Hugh L. and Lemuel B.

Source: Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of the Counties of White, Warren, Coffee, DeKalb, and Cannon, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.