Prominent Tennesseans, 1796-1938
Who’s Who Publishing Co.
Lewisburg,  Tennessee
Copyright, 1940

pg. 277   WARTBURG

BROCK, WILLIAM RILEY, Sheriff of Morgan County. Born in  Morgan County on Sept. 8, 1873, of English-Scotch-Irish descent.  His parents were Milton T. and Cordelia T. Kesterson.  His paternal grandparents were Lindsay and ( ) Brock.  His maternal grandparents were James and Elizabeth Walker Kesterson.  Educated in the public schools of Morgan County.  Member of the Baptist Church; Mason; K.P.;  Republican.  Mr. Brock was elected Sheriff in August, 1936 over his  oponent by an overwhelming majority.  Previous to this he had served  as Deputy Sheriff for five years.  Prior to that he was in the lumber  business for several years, was Postmaster at
Pilot Mountain for twenty  years, and was store manager for a lumber company.  His long public  career has earned for him a reputation of dependability.  His  overwhelming vote on his election as sheriff is evidence of the  high esteem in which he is held by the citizens of his county. Mr. Brock  is the father of ten children:  Mrs. Delta Mae Smith; Virgil Brock; Mrs.  Mabel Emerson; Otto Brock; Mrs. Bertie Anderson; Ava Brock; Carl T. Brock;  Edward Brock; Hazel; William Riley, Jr.  Mr. Brock has eleven  grandchildren.  He says that his hobby is “making friends”.  His  grandfather
Kesterson and his father fought with the Federal forces   during the Civil War.  He was first married to Malissa M. Phipps on  August 2, 1892, and later to Susie Gann on  January 15, 1900.

Henry Clyde Williams & Martha Lena Brown Williams

Henry Clyde Williams was born Tuesday October 6,1908 in Deer Lodge,Tennessee in Morgan,Co. died on December 21,1981 at St.Joseph Hospital in Joliet,Illinois in Will,Co. and is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet,Illinois in Will,Co. 

Martha Lena Brown–

was born Friday December 5,1913   in  Sunbright,Tennessee in Morgan,Co. died on August 1,1980 at St.Joseph Hospital in Joliet,Illinois in Will,Co. and is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet,Illinois in Will,Co.

Henry Clyde Williams and Martha Lena Brown

were married December 25,1937
by: Rev. Charles Galloway

witnesses were: Mr.and Mrs. Jess Beatty and Roy Levi Brown Jr. The marriage took place in Morgan,Co.Tennessee

Henry Clyde was the 4th child born to  Benjamin S.Williams and Rebecca J.Smith  and the grandson of  David Sertain Williams and Francis Elizabeth Perry, and the grandson of  Charles Richard Smith and Martha Qualls or Rebecca J.Quarles.

Martha Lena is the 1st child born to Roy Levi Brown and Delphia Emmaline Hurtt
and the granddaughter of  Elizabeth Ann Brown and an unknown Lyles and the granddaughter of William Erastess Hurtt and Mary Ann Polly Freels.


Courtesy of Debra Crowell

Bettie Jane Cook Gouge, wife of  William Henry Gouge of Coalfield,  Tenn. with her triplet sons in 1903.  Only one lived to adulthood, Hugh Jinks Gouge.


William Henry Gouge and wife Bettie Jane, with son -in-law, Ezra McGlothin, Bessie Gouge McGlothin,Ollie Gouge Sampsel, Saddie Gouge Dill Hall, James Oliver, Robert Elmer, Lewis Arnold, Hugh Jinks. Missing from picture,  two of the triplets, Viola Gouge Smith, Harvey Cleveland Gouge and William Henry Gouge Jr.


 This is the obituary of my great-grand mother Bettie Jane Cook Gouge. She lived and died in Coalfield, Tennessee and has many decendants in Morgan Co. whom I think will enjoy reading this. It was found packed away in her sister ( Julia Mann’s ) personal things after her sister died. Julia’s grand-daughter gave it to me.

      The funeral of Mrs.Bettie Jane Cook Gouge, who died at her home in Oliver Springs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 1932 at 5p.m. was held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Middle Creek Church, with Rev. Walls of that place and Rev.J.B. Tallant of Harriman, officiating.
Mrs. Gouge was born July 27, 1870 and was married to W.H. Gouge in 1888. To this union twelve children were born, 3 of whom await her coming in the Great Beyond.  Mrs.Gouge professed faith in Christ at the age of 13. She was a loving mother, a true wife and a kind friend. To know her was to love her. She is
survived by husband W.H. Gouge, six sons, Hugh, James, Elmer, and Lewis of Oliver Springs, Harvey of Kentucky;  3 daughters, Mrs.Saddie Dills of Jefferson City, Mrs. Viola Smith of California and Mrs. Bessie McGlothin of Knoxville;  3 brothers, L.O. Cook of Chattanooga, Grover Cook of Johnson City and Frank Cook of Harriman, and one sister, Mrs. Julia Mann also of Harriman: 22 grandchildren and one great grand-child. Interment was at the Oliver Springs cemetery.


Courtesy of Susan Gouge Daughtery

Hawns, Potters, Howards, Hambys

Children of Frank Potter
Pearl Smith
left to right:
Ray, b: 1919, Cosby, b: 1915, Curmet, b: 1916 and Ruby, b: 1912
(Note quilt in back & on floor)
This is a post card photo
1827, 1908
1832 – 1929
m:  1852c
Jill Lazuka)
Jill Lazuka)

Courtesy of Glenna Mae Murphy Morgan


Jane Smith Overton – g-g-grandma


Courtesy of

Julia Ann Stonecipher Kelly and her daughters, Mary Etta, Delia Paritt, Lillian Myrtle  and Nancy E.  
Gentleman is unknown, but could possibly be a son. 
Photo courtesy of Nathan K. Stonecipher

Misses Lilly and Delia Kelly are shown in the dining room of the old house that has been their home all of their lives and was the home of their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. Miss Lilly, (left) celebrated her 79th birthday Friday and part of her birthday cake is shown with a pitcher that has been in the family for many generations.
(Morgan County News dated 7-27-1967)

This photo courtesy of Jerry Whaley Family

The Kelly Home Place at Beech Fork


Samuel Walker Kelly, 2/15/1857, d: 6/13/1922
m: Julia Stonecipher Kelly, 4/1/1855, d: 10/14/1943
event date: 21 Nov 1875
event place: Morgan, Tennessee, United States

Their Children:
Mary Etta, b: 10/26/1879, d: 1/1/1957

Lillian Myrtle, b: 7/21/1888, d: 4/30/1986

Delia P. b: 8/11/1992, d: 1/10/1969

Nancy E. Kelly, b: 7/30/1895, d: 11/3/1965

Docia Dallay, b: 7/18/1890, d: 3/7/1983, spouse: Welda Paul Heidel, b: 3/19/1887, d: 3/7/2983

Douglas, b: 8-9-1884, d: 1/2/1964, spouse: Hilda Smith b: 10/13/1895, d: 10/17/1971

Hampton Kelly, b: 4/20/1877, d: 7/19/1901

John H. Kelly, b: 8/24/1886, d: 11/10/1958, WW I

An article from the Morgan County News dated, July 27, 1967
Lillie Kelly, who was 79 last Friday and her sister Delia, who will be 85 on August 11, have the distinction of living in what is believed to be the oldest house in Morgan County.
The sisters, neither of whom ever married, live at the old Kelly farm house on Beech Fork Creek in the 2nd district of Morgan County.
They were born and reared and have lived all of their lives in the old house which has been in the Kelly Family for four generations. According to Miss Lilly, the old house was erected in 1814 by Ezra Stonecipher who sold it to their great grandfather James Kelly, who passed to down to their granparents, Mr. & Mrs. D.M. Kelly, who left it to their parents, Samuel & Julia Ann Stonecipher Kelly.
Until a few years ago there were four spinster sisters and a bachelor brother living at the old homeplace and operating the 180 acre farm but, in 1957 the oldest sister, Mary passed away and in 1958, John, the brother who served in World War I died at the Veterans Hospital in Johnson City and in 1965, Nancy, the youngest of the sisters, passed on leaving only Delia and Lilly.
Mrs. Welda (Dochia) Heidel who lives on a nearby farm is a sister.
Douglas Kelly, a brother, died a few y ears ago and another brother, Hampton, the oldest in a famly of eight children died at an early age.
The main part of the old house, built of logs, is still sturdy and strong. The rafters, of 4 x 4 hand hewn oad and joined with wooden pins, are as sound as a dollar. The huge fireplaces, both on the first and second floors, have been sealed and the home is now heated by stoves, but the large stone chimney looks as safe as it it had been built yesterday.
The logs, many many years ago were covered with weather boarding and in later years with asbestos siding and a kitchen and dining room were added at the rear of the log structure.
A few years after the death of ther brother, the sisters, no longer able to carry on the extensive farm operations, sold most of the farm land to J. H. McCartt of Wartburg and members of his family. Mrs. McCartt, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Welda Heidel, is a niece of the sisters.
For a number of years the four sisters sold vegetables and milk and butter and eggs at their home and established routes in Petros and other nearby towns.
Many of the furnishings in the old home are of the last century. There are huge high backed beds with rope springs and the old spinning wheel on the second floor and in the attic which could pass for a third floor is an old loom.
An interesting room on the second floor is a space behind the large chimney which the sisters said was used during the Civil War to hide things and people too from the soldiers.
The Kelly Farm is one of the few farms in Morgan County where slaves were used. Records at the old home tell of the buying and selling of slaves(part of article missing).
One of the interesting keepsakes is a letter to Squire Kelly from Coalfield which reads as follows:
“I want you to com to P. M. Butlers tomorrow morning against 10 o’clock and to Joe Davises to marry me. Don’t fail to come.”
And what about this statement written, July 15, 1865 and carefully preserved among other records at the old home;
“State of Tennessee
County of Morgan
This is to certify that in January 1862 the rebel soldiers taken a nag from em; that I went to try to get it back; that D.M. Kelly met me and told me that he had heard through some of his family that one of the soldiers ( more missing here)
send my wife and he would assist her all he could to try to recover the property which I done. My wife went and the property was returned.
Given under my hand.”
It is an experience you will never forget to visit Lilly and Delia Kelly.



1948 at one of our Walker Family Reunions

back row from left to right, are
Harvey Walker-Easter Smith Walker-Milton Walker–Lee Walker–Joe Davis.

front row left to right-Freeman Davis-Marie [Fletcher] Walker–
Ollie Galloway Davis Walker
Edith Daniels Hamby Walker.
The little boy in overalls is George Walker standing in front of his mother Marie Walker. The little girl is Joann Henry Walker and her mother Easter Walker is holding her.

Nancy Ann Voils Walker and her son Milton Joseph Walker

wife of Edmond Harvey Walker


Milton Granville Walker

Granville Walker moved from Sunbright to West Virginin when he was a very young man. He had three brothers and two sisters: Harvey, Lee and Frank; sisters, Ollie, and Edith

Photos and information courtesy of George Walker



Jan. 1921  

Supt. JUSTUS had this week, the announcement of the marriage of Supt. B. F. EVANS of Coalfield Schools to Miss NELSON of Clinton.

Jan. 14, 1921:
Mrs. Edward FREELS has moved to our town for the purpose of sending his children to school.

F. T. Saffell, tax assessor of Lancing, was in town Thursday on business.


February, 1921

William Riley Kesterson to Etta Jones
John A. Queen to Anna Mae McCarty
William W. Walls to Anna Babs

March, 1921
George Galloway to Mollie Hurtt
Geo. H. Smith to Margaret Silvey
Theodore Wilkerson to Lela Pjeaux
Herbert Stonecipher to Lucy McAlhaney

April, 1921
Wiley Potter to Martha Honeycutt
D. H. Langley to Margaret Ellen Stewart
Thomas Landrum to Mary Webb
H. W. Irvine (Col.) to Celia Westfield (Col)
Noble Young to Lola Pitman
Egnotes Susak to Kataszyna Pelc
Calvin Human to Emily Sexton
Lonnie Gunter to Minnie Fairchilds
Wm. Estel Underwood to Lillie Mae Stringfield
Doff Coffmann to Gladys Whitley
Corell Hull to Charlotte Morton
Robert Cross to Mamie Armes
May 1921
Vanus Davis to Z. Annwood Bertram
Thomas Woody to Mrs. Ellen Jones
Warren Caplinger to Vada West
June, 1921
Dewey McCartt to Sylvania Griffith
Teddy West to Emma Bunch
Lewis Winnie to Lillie Holder
Thomas Johnson to Willie May Sharp
Garvin C. Bradley to Martha B. Armes
Dan G. Henshaw to Violet G. Easily
Thurman Jones to Beatrice Graham
July, 1921
Irl Howard & Lula Alley
R.P. Human & Ida Mae Ballinger
September, 1921
Sam McAllister to Martha Smith
Clyde Armes to Ruth McElhandy
Porter Ooten to Doris Phillips
Joe Taylor to Emeline Wright
S.K. McCarty to Della Kindrick

Eulis Martin to Laura Checks
Oral W. Statzer to Mary E. Brown
Beecher Ward to Ora Adkisson
Robt. Howard to Dora Branstetter
Harry N. England to Isadora Krupa
William Ethelbert Kennedy to Mary Bernice Adams
Alva Ashley to Mollie Adams
October, 1921
Tom Jones, (Col) to Opal Crawford, (Col)
Wm. Beaty to Lottie Scott
Claude Toney to Nannie Rayburn
Earl Barton & Amy Garrett

Oct. 1921

Walter Krupa vs Josie Krupa
Lottie Scott Strand vs. Peter Strand
Louisa Howard vs Blaine Howard
December, 1921
Samuel B. McCoy to Madge E. Parham
Sudley Griffith to Charity Sexton
Mitchell Armes to Macell Bunch
Clayton Smith to Minnie Blake
Mack C. Robbins to Isabell White
Leonard Lawson to Jessie Cecil
Ramey Daughtery to Francis Patterson
Alfred Strand to Blanche Lyons

The Marriage of Mr. S.T. HENDRICKSON and Miss Josephine Bright JOYNER was solemnized at
the Christian Church parsonage on December 2, 1921 by the pastor. Rev. Broome.

Caywood PEMBERTON and Robbie BERTRAM were quietly married at the home of Judge Jno. A.
Jones on Sunday April 17th.Miss Bertram is the daughter of Prof. and Mrs. S.A. Bertram of Sunbright.

Charlotte MORTON and Correll HULL of Burrville, were married at the home of F. D. HULL at Burrville, Saturday, April 23rd.  Miss Morton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. S. MORTON of Harriman and is one of Morgan Counties best primary teachers.  Mr. Hull is the son of A. Y Hull of Rugby and is an over sea soldier in the aviation department.

Miss Annwood BERTRAM and Vanus DAVIS were married at Coalfield, April 23, 1920.  Miss Bertram is
the daughter of Professor and Mrs. S. A. Bertram of Sunbright.  Mr. Davis is the son of Mr. and Mrs.Henry Davis of Coalfield.  Mrs. P. R. Estes left Sunday, for Somerset, Ky., where she is going to take a treatment from the Indian Doctor for appendicitis.
Miss FAIRCHILDS of Oakdale and Lonnie R. GUNTER of Burrville were married at the home of
the bride’s parents on April 13, 1920.  The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. G. GUNTER of Burrville.
The bride is the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. FAIRCHILDS of Oakdale.
Mr. E. S. DAVIS and Miss Florence JONES were united in Marriage on Tuesday, May 10th, 1921, at
the residence of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Ben JONES near Petros.
Reports reach us that Miss Carrie GALLOWAY was married on the 24th of May in Birmingham, Ala. Miss
Carrie will be remembered as the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. S.A. Galloway of Burrville. (ed note-husband’s name not given)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. A. B.LONG on Tuesday, March 29th. a fine boy.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. POLLARD, on the 13th, a fine girl, names, Mary Ina.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lyons, 9/23/1921, a boy

The PRESS has just been informed that the Sheriff has succeeded in arresting three parties accused of
boot-leggin and placed them under bond for the next term of court.

Supt. C.C. JUSTUS is now in his 26th year as head or managing teacher of high schools.’

F. T. SAFFELL, tax accessor of Lancing, was in town Thursday on business. Messrs. H. M. HUDSON, Wm. RUFFNER, H. P. LAKIN and Wm. PETERS left Sunday for New River, where they have taken a contact to build houses for the Fork Mountain Coal Company.

All ex-service men who desire free dental work, write to the U. S. Public Health Service, 195 Peachtree St.,
Atlanta, Fa, for forms and fill out same, in order to have this work done at once. * S. T. CARR,  Dental examiner, U.S.P.H.S,  Oakdale, Tenn.
Dr. Sam T. CARR, the dentist at Oakdale, has an article in the weeks issue concerning our good “Uncle
Samuel’s proposition to have good “store” teeth put in at the expense of the government, and any ex-service man who does not take advantage of this proposition is a big “chump,” and should continue to “gum it.”
Rupert SCOTT  is confined to his house with a case of pneumonia.

Matin GORDON, Ben GARRETT, Mack GUFFEY and other old timers in the Weideman organization, have all resigned their jobs.
Capt. S.T. KIMBELL, a prominent land owner in Morgan and Knox Counties, has just concluded the purchase of the well-known SHOEBERT Farm on the Clinch River near Scarboro from S.J. and J.E. Shoebert.

Mr. James MOSIER of Sunbright, is putting out 40,000 strawberry plants this spring.  Jim is doing the wise thing as this is the best paying crop for Morgan Co.

It is reported that Mrs. LINDSAY of Mill Creek, a very old lady, is very ill and is not expected to recover.  She is the wife of S. W. Lindsay.
Robert FAIRCHILDS sustained a very serious accident while working for the Trio Coal Co. A
dynamite cap exploded and he received three bad cuts in his face from pieces of the cap.  Dr. JONES attended him, dressing his wounds.
 March, 1921  Mr. A.B. LONG and family bought them a fine home beyond Wartburg and moved to it last week.
Mr. Theo P. KUEGLE happened to bad luck Sunday, as he was returning to Gobey from Wartburg. His car caught fire and burned up.

Mrs. Sam HALL and children who have been visiting relatives on Flat Fork, have returned home.

Mr. and Mrs. HOBERT Jestes and Mr. and Mrs Luke EDMONDS of Coalfield left Sunday for Blue Diamond, Ky., where they will make their future home.

Union Grove

Little Annabel COX is very sick this writing

Mrs. Gertie JARRETT and Miss Nona SMITH of Burrville were calling on Mrs. Ben PHILLIPS Sunday Evening.

Mr. and Mrs. L. D. NEEDHAM have moved in the wilderness.

The farmers of this community are very busy farming The work on the fruit farm is progressing nicely.

We take pride in commending our Sheriff, John L. SCOTT for his untiring efforts to put the moonshiners and bootleggers out of business, in fact, all law breakers.  (week of 3/18/1921)
Circuit Court is still in session.  Many cases have been disposed of, notable among them, is the case of Mrs. Wm. Angel, administratix vs C.N.O.& T.P. Ry. It will be remembered that Mr. Angel was killed in February 1918 just below 18 tunnel by passenger train No. 5.  The jury gave verdict against the railroad company for $8,000.
APRIL, 1921
The County Court met in regular session Monday, April 4th. The contract for th erection of the concrete bridge at Oakdale was awarded to Bryant and Long.
Lost between Gobey and Pilot Mountain, on April 11th, 32 dollars”1 twenty dollar bill: 1 ten dollar bill:
and 2 one dollar bills. If anyone has found this money, I will give them $10 to bring me $22.  I would appreciate
it very much. Frank HUMAN, Glen Mary, Tenn.
The hoodlums that broke down some of the shade trees on the school campus did other destructive things
should be apprehended and punished to the full extent of the law.  Such vandalism should not be winked at
by the people of Wartburg. The good people of Wartburg should run down the culprits and land them
in jail where they belong.
May, 1921
Just below the stock pens at Sunbright, a north bound freight running at high speed ran its nose into
the local freight which was crossing from the South track to the North track, completely demolishing the
caboose and four freight cars loaded with lumber, lime and cement, tobacco, candy, rice, cowpeas and other
items.  Engineer Walter CAMPBELL of the thru freight received a cut under the right eye and a bruised knee and a fireman received a few painful burns.
June 1921
Robert FAIRCHILDS was calling on Miss Edith JOHNSON, Saturday night and Sunday.
Dordell Hamby was calling on Miss Maude HUMAN, Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will McCOWAN of White Oak were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frazier STRINGFIELD, Saturday and Sunday.

On Sunday, June 5th, Mr. James GREER kindly motored over from Burrville to Rugby, a truck load of
ladies belonging to the Rebecca Lodge, who brought a surprise dinner party to one of their members, Mrs.
Jane PETERS, who is nursing her invalid brother,Mr. Andrew YOUNG and whose birthday it was.

Swimming and fishing parties are the vogue these hot days. Alas! there are some people who wish to ruin
the fishing sport, let alone break the game laws.  A party from another part of the county, camped on
Clear Fork last Friday night, and fired 27 volleys of dynamite to kill the fish.We hope the game warden will apprehend them.
CHRISTMAS AND WILSON CAUGHT – Near the Emory Bridge on the road to Kingston, Near Harriman, WILSON and CHRISTMAS were caught. It was known that these murderers were in the vicinity of Oakdale and Harriman. Officers watched them closely and were able to capture them.  Wilson proved to be Otto STEPHENS. Prisoners were taken to Knox County jail for safe keeping.
July, 1921
The County Court elected the Board of Education on Tuesday,
July 12, 1921. Composed of the following men: John M. DAVIS, R. A. CROSS, James McGLOTHIN, A. D. WILLIAMS, John B. YORK, N. L. DUNCAN and Thomas ADAMS.
Mrs. Noah POTTER was called here from Sunbright last week on account of her mother, Mrs. Martin NORRIS being very ill.

Willie H. SUMMERS is home from Hazard, Ky.

Mrs. Mitchell LITTON and two sons left for Oneida Monday, where they will make their home during the school term there. Mr. Litton will continue to work here for awhile yet.

John A. Jones, County Judge
J. L. Scott, Sheriff
G. H. Buxton, Trustee
S.H. Jestes, County Court Clerk
Chas. W. Summer, Circuit Court Clerk
R.A. Davis, Clerk and Master
W.B. Crenshaw, Register
F. H. Saffell, Tax Assessor
P.W. Holder, Coroner
N. B. Melton, County Surveyor
A. B. Peters, County Superintendent
The Ladies Church Working Society will hold their annual Bazaar, Saturday Evening, August 20th, and
feel they have a more attractive display of fancy work and useful articles than ever to offer their friends and patrons.

JENNIE BATES WILEY died at the home of her son. C. D. Wiley, Jan. 21, 1921. Born in Orleans,
Michigan, March 1, 1853.  Married, Taylor Wiley, in 1869. Children: C.D. Wiley and Mrs. Ida Walsh.
W. C. ALLEY, Oakdale, died Jan 26, 1921. Survivors: widow, Louise Alley; children, Johu and
Lee and Mrs. John Robbins. Burial in Crab Orchard Cem.
Mrs. JAMES M. GOLDSTON, died Jan. 1921. She leaves husband and 3 small children She was the
oldest daughter of Mrs. John Blake. Burial in Crab Orchard Cemetery
REV HENRY A. McCARTT,  died Jan. 28, 1921 at the home of his brother-in-law, A. V. Byrd. Survived by wife, two daughters and two sons. Burial in Wartburg Cemetery. Served in Civil War in several battles and was captured and placed in Bells Island and came near to starving to death, but God saved him threw starvation and he came out and was a faithful soldier for Jesus up to his death.
DEBBY SMITH, born, Dec. 8, 1880, died Feb. 11, 1921. Burial in Byrd Cem. next to daughter who died
Oct. 14, 1919.
MARTHA LINDSAY, died, March 15, 1921. Leaves husband and 10 children. Burial in Mill Creek Cem.
Mr. JOHN JONES, died at his home last Thursday night after a long and serious illness.  His remains
were carried to his old home at Jonesville, where he was laid to rest.  He left a wife, five brothers and one sister to mourn his loss among who is Robert Jones, a prominent lawyer of Knoxville.  (March 1921)
*IN MEMORY:  LOUISA SCHUBERT who died March 8th, 1915.
RICHARD NORMAN died at the home of John Edmond. Leaves wife, seven daughters and three sons. Burial in Jestes Cemetery.  March 1921
WILLIAM DUDLEY JONES, (Uncle Dud), passed away, March 22, 1921 in Wartburg, Tenn., at the home of Mrs. Julia Brown, his step-daughter.  He was born February 19, 1845 in Roane County, Tenn., but had lived practically all his life in Morgan County.  He was 76 years, 1 month and 3 days old at his death. He was married to Mrs. Margaret Garrett, whose maiden name was Cromwell.  One child only, a daughter, blessed this marriage. His wife and daughter preceded him to the grave.  He leaves one brother, and two sisters to mourn his death. He was a Civil War veteran, having enlisted in the Union Army , August, 1861. He served three years in the Army, participating
in the battles of Fishing Creek, Kentucky, Stones River, Tennessee and  various other battles fought under General Sherman in the State of Georgia. He was laid to rest in the Wartburg Cemetery.  Another cherish veteran of that glorious, fast receding army, which fought and bled and died to preserve our union, has passed away.  It is hard to realize that our father, brother, uncle and friend is dead.  We know that our tears cannot recall him from his grave.  We can only hope and remember__hope that he was right with his God before he died; and we have reason to believe he was right with his maker.Heed the warning he gave us just before he passed into the great beyond, “Do not live the life that I have lived.”  Signed: RUFUS JONES
and Mrs. Mark BALLINGER was called away. He was born February 10, 1921 and died May 19, 1921. He was 3 months, and 9 days old.  We know where he is, (at rest). “We Love you, yes we love you, But
Jesus loved you more. He has sweetly called you to Yonders Shining shore, Golden Gates were opened and A gentle voice said come, And with farewells unspoken Jr. calmy entered home.

A large crowd from this place, (Mill Creek) attended the funeral, Sunday of Harlan LINDSAY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lindsay, who was accidentally shot and killed, Saturday, May 21.

JAMES W. ENGLAND, died, Mary 22, 1921.  Born near Melrose, Tn, on Emory River, Feb 11, 1888.
Parents, W.T. and Rebecca England. Married, Alice Summer, in 1912. leaves five sisters, one brother; children: Edith Galloway, Parthina Summer, Mrs. H.W. Summer, Mrs. Volena Hendren, Mrs. Josie Powell, and Mr. D. A. England.

HOBERT UNDERWOOD, killed by train near Annadel. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Tom Underwood. (6/3/1921)

KILLING AT OAKDALE  – Finley MELTON was instantly killed, Sunday, about 4:00 o;’clock near Oakdale, seemingly for no other reason than in an argument over the Holly roller religion. It seems he and his father-in-law were discussing the holly roller religion and Melton took sides against him. and Melton’s sister-in-law, Mrs.
BROONE, became very much wrought up over the stand Melton had taken in the argument, she grabbed a
pistol and stepping between her father and Melton, aimed the pistol direct at Melton and when the pistol fired Melton fell dead. After the killing, Mrs. Broone claims she did not intend to shoot, that she only meant to bluff him. It is evident he pistol fired and Melton is dead.  Her story does not seem to have much color to it. Finley was a son of Field Melton of Lancing.  He was married and had three children.(6/10/1921)
About midnight Saturday night, HOBERT UNDERWOOD, was killed by a freight train near Annadel. Details of his death is lacking.  It appears from reports, however, that the young man was asleep on the track when the train struck him.  He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Tom UNDERWOOD who live between Sunbright and Deer Lodge.  Reports are that boot-leg whiskey is at the back of it.  The person who made and sold the whiskey is
responsible for young Underwood’s death.
Mrs. ANNA TINDELL died. A niece of Mrs. Wm. BULLARD, Mrs. F. D. HULL, and Mrs. Jack JOHNSON and granddaughter of the late Walker PAUL. Burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.  (6/1921)
AUGUST MILLER, passed away suddenly at his home in Sunbright on Thursday, July 14, 1921, at 3:00
PM.  Cause of death was apoplexy.  He was born in Pommerania, Germany, August 10, 1852.  He was
united in marriage to Anna Pagel WALLANER on Jan 28, 1878. To this union were born three children. He
is survived by his widow, one son, Otto MILLER of Goodhue, Minn., two daughters, Mrs. J. W. SCHROEDER of Zumbrota, Minn., and Mrs. S. H. JONES of Sunbright, Tenn; also one stepdaughter, Mrs. Lena RAMHARTER of Milbank. S.D. and two step sons; Ferdinand and John WALLANER of Minn., also one brother, Fred MILLER of Chicago and one sister Mrs. Wm. ELLINGHOUSEN of Deer Lodge, Tenn and fifteen grandchildren.Rev. O. E. FEUCHT of Wartburg, conducted the funeral services.Remains were laid to rest at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Deer Lodge.
Infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. CROMWELL died August 19, 1921.
PRIVATE JOE NANCE, born in Somerset, Ky., Aug. 14, 1886. Killed in action in battle of St. Miheil, Sept, 12, 1918. First burial in Flanders Field and the removed and entered in Lancing Cemetery, Aug. 2, 1921. Leaves father, W. B. NANCE, step-mother, five brothers and five sisters.
MARY ANDERSON MOODY, died Aug. 24, 1921. Wife of Marion Moody of Flint, Michigan.Leaves husband,  three sons, youngest is 3 months old. Burial in Mt., Hope Cemetery, Deer Lodge.
Mrs. JOHN L. SCOTT, widow of the late John L. Scott, Sr., died Sept 9, 1921.. She was 87 yrs old.Surviving: daughters, Mrs. G. A. SLEICHER, Mrs. L.S. LAND, and Mrs. R. B. DELIUS; sons, R.J. and W.J. SCOTT. Burial in Wartburg Cemetery.
BYRGE O. SCOTT, died Oct 24, 1921 age 32 years, 5 months and 4 days old at the home of his grandfather, Dr. NASH, in Roane Co. Born May 24, 1889. Leaves a wife and two little girls; three brothers, three sisters and a mother.  Burial in Mt. Hope Cem. Deer Lodge.
MAUDE ZUMSTEIN, died Oct, 27, 1921. Born in Cumberland Co near Daysville. Married 12/25/1915 to Jake ZUMSTEIN at Williamsburg, Ky. Leaves husband, daughter, Violet Marie age 4 yrs old.
Also, four sisters and two brothers.. —–
MARY E. EDWARDS,  died Nov. 11.1921. Born May 22, 1856.. Married Jame  H. EDWARDS, Nov 25, 1876, who died Nov. 25, 1876. Children: six boys and two girls. Burial in May Cemetery.
JUDGE WRIGHT KILLED – Judge Will D. Wright of Knoxville and wife were run down by an automobile Tuesday night and Judge Wright was fatally injured.  Mrs. WRIGHT is seriously injured but not fatally.  Judge Wright was
born on Wolf River , July  31, 1864.  His father was a traveling Methodist preacher, the Rev. A. B.
ELDA H. McKEETHAN, died Nov. 27, 1921. age 78 years, 8 months and 25 days. Born in Columbus
Co. N.C., Feb. 15, 1843. Married Annie Staples, April 9, 1867. Children 7 boys and 4 girls. JARRETT died at his home near Burrville, December 22, and his remains were laid to rest in the Burrville Cemetery. He leaves a wife and one daughter two brothers and two sisters to mourn their loss.
YORK:Henry Mitchel”, [Heurl] –was born Feb. 24th, 1837 and died Dec. 26th, 1920. He was one of the thirteen children of Jesse and Linda YORK. He was married to Nancy Jane GALLOWAY (York)”, Oct. 6th, 1859. To their union was born seven children, four boys and three girls. The two oldest girls and youngest boy have long since gone to Heaven. He leaves his wife, three sons, John and James [only the names of 2 sons are shown] and his youngest daughter, Mrs. Solone, to mourn their loss. He professed faith in Christ soon after the civil war, in a revival held by the Rev. A. B. WRIGHT”. He joined the M. E. Church and lived faithful until the Lord said it is enough and sent the Death Angel to call him to Heaven. Brother YORK would lead public prayer when called on. He was a quiet man, but a good one. He had his troubles. The Death Angel visited his home and called his children away. He had one of his legs amputated some twelve years ago, and about eight years ago his home was burned, but in all this, he, like Job of old, still held on to his integrity. We invoke the blessings of God upon his companion and children, trusting that they, like he, in the end of the journey of life shall be able to say, I am ready to go. [Written by H. A. GAMBLE] [Morgan County Press, 1/14/1921, Vol. 2, No. 47]
PILOT MOUNTAIN   The people of this community are so sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Gilbert
YOUNG’s Pet Polecat.  We are all so sorry we could not attend the funeral.  Mr Young prays that he may be ready to meet brother Pole Cat in Heaven and it can be easily done by obeying God’s Command.

Brother OSBORN and ye writer attended the funeral of old sister WRIGHT last Saturday.  She was laid to rest in the cemetery at Mays beside her husband.  She leaves six children and a host of grand-children and great-grandchildren.  She died in full triumph of  a living faith. (week of 2/11/1921)

ABEL GARBER, Sunbright, died on Dec. 23, 1921. He was in his 90th year. Mr. Garber came to Sunbright from Ohio about 40 years previous.

MRS. P. C. BABCOCK, Burrville, died Dec. 27, 1921.  She was the widow of Arlow Babcock.  They were originally from the State of New York and had moved to this county about 40 years ago.  She leaves a son, M.B. Babcock of Calif. and a daughter, Mrs. Chas Lyon of New York State.  Burial in Mr. Vernon Cemetery.

CHAS. B. FREELS, died Nov. 29, 1921.  He was born Feb. 22, 1896.  He served with honor in the World War, was wounded and gassed not long before the war closed. Survived by parents, Mr.s & Mrs. R. Freels, sisters, Mrs. W.H. Sumner, Mrs. H.A. Gamble, and Miss Nellie Freels; four brothers, Hubert, Ernest, Guy and Sam Freels.  One brother and sister preceded him. The pallbearers were his soldier comrades of Sunbright, namely, Clarence Scott, Kenneth Johnson, Mr. Parrott, Jim McKeethan, Joe Mosier, and Sam McCoy.  He was laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Notice to all persons owing William Austin SMITH, deceased, of Deer Lodge, Tenn., to come forward and
pay John WARD of Deer Lodge, at his home, and to all persons who having claims against the deceased to
come forward and put their claims in my hands for settlement according to the Will of the deceased.

JOHN WARD Administrator

 News Clips – 1919

The press will be thankful for items for this department, either by telephone, mail or in person.  Telephone No. 24.

Mr. T. WEIDEMAN expects to leave for Hot Springs, Ark., after the fair to take the baths there.

Edison MELTON has been discharged from the Army and has returned home.

Married:  Walter THORNTON and Dora BARDILL, Feb 28, 1919

Mail contractor, M. M. GOAD has his “Tin Lizzie” out of commission and Arlow RYON is carrying the mail.

Marriage Licenses issued

Week of March 7, 1919
Luther Wheeler to Fanny Belle Hickman
James Massengale to Corda Price
Fred Lehman to Lena McGuffey
Walter Thornton to Malinda Stringfield

Week of March 21, 1919
Fred Headrick to Emma Langley
John G. Fletcher and Ella Frogge were married March 8, 1919

Week of March 26
James Bunch to Nancy Daughtery
Lawrence Howard to Bell Hawn
Daniel Choates to Amanda Griffin

Week of April 18, 1919
John Lester to Bertha Holloway

Week of April 19, 1919
Edward H. Jackson to Edith Hudson
Charles Monday to Versie Reynolds
Hansford Brewer top Dora Armes
Samuel Armes to Bertha Shields

Week of May 23, 1919
James McKeethan to Mattie Grant
Arthur Barnett to Ocie Ooten
Tom Hardie Stringer to Albertie Willis

Week of May 31, 1919
John Phillips to Clara Griffith
Oliver K. Shannon to Ida May Davidson
J. M. Lambrith to Maxie Ried
Vannie Henry to Mandie Hawn

* * * WEDDING * * *
And it came to pass in the reign of Woodrow the First, that Oliver of the tribe of Shannon of the Village of Sunbright said unto his mother, ‘I pray thee allow me to go the village of Burrville and choose a wife among the
daughters of the tribe of Davidson.’   And his mother said, ‘My son, as thy heart desires and as thy soul longeth, go and choose a daughter of the tribe of Davidson, and may the Lord be with thee.’And it came to pass that Oliver rose up and came to the house of William of the tribe of Davidson, and said, ‘I pray thee let me take to myself
Ida, of you household to wife.  And William replied, ‘as thy soul longeth so be it unto thee.’  And it came to pass that they were married and lived happy ever after.  [Morgan County Press dated June 6, 1919]
Marriage Licenses  July 1919
Arthur Martin to Edith Jester
Hobart McCartt to Mary Ethel Hall
Luther Edmond to Laura Jestes
M. V. Jackson to Phenia N. Galloway

Week of July 12, 1919
Will C. Liles to Lizzie Hudson
Carl Blankenship to Eula Kesterson
Luther Hall to Amanda Melton
one listed as “don’t publish”

Week of July 25, 1919

Floyd Cole to Ruth Murry
Charles Barger to Rosa Owens
Week of August 1, 1919
Horation Shaver to Myrtle Owens

Week of August 8, 1919

William H. Shoemaker to Cynthia Dahuff, (Married Aug. 7, 1919)
Luther Barnes to Kate Johnson
Joseph Cooper to Mary L. Honeycutt
Arthur Sampsel to Mary Jackson

Week of August 15, 1919
Chas. E. Trew to Elsie Phillips

Week of August 22, 1919
Fred Ehme to Flora Carler

Emerich OOLAH who has been working in Cleveland, Ohio, died suddenly of the flu last week in that city. His wife and children left Saturday to attend the funeral.

Geo. OLSON, a first class private in the U. S. Army is home on a furlough from France, proudly wearing two gold chevrons, indicating 12 months of over seas service.

SITTING EGGS, from purebred S. C. Rhode Island Reds, $1.25 per sitting of 15.  N. Jacks, Lancing, Rt. 1.

Sheriff  SCOTT handed in several booze fighters, Friday.  Our sheriff is trying to do his duty.
Mr. HAMBY of Glen Mary, who is Deputy United States Marshal brought in an old copper tank  Friday, which had been used for making Wild Cat whiskey.. Mr Hamby has destroyed five stills in the past two weeks.  Most of these stills which he destroyed were located in Scott County.  From the signs there seems to be a splendid chance to destroy several stills in Morgan County.  We are hoping  that Mr. Hamby will locate in Morgan County.
Thorwald STRAND has purchased lots from Mrs. Fred PHILLIPS, on which he is building a fine residence.

Mack GUFFEY has moved over to the Geo. HOWARD farm.
It is reported that Sgt. Alvin C. York, the hero of the World War is to be married, June 7, 1919, at the picnic to be given in his honor at the Old Camp Ground.  Gov. A. H. Roberts will officiate.


Royal Flour  $1.40 per bag
Pink Beans 9 ½ ¢ per lb 
One lot mixed beans 7 ¢ per lb
Granulated Sugar 10½ ¢ per lb
Extra Evaporated Peaches 14 ¢ per lb. 
Best Burning Oil 15 ¢ per gal


Cordell Hull of Dayton, Ohio, was calling on Miss Charlotte Morton.

Most all the farmers are done planting corn here
Mrs. G. M. York and daughter, Edith were in Rockwood last week.

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Dunkleburg of Rugby Road visited here Sunday.

Misses Mae Blair of Allardt and Rebecca Galloway  of Sunbright visited Mr. J. C. Hicks last week.


Mrs. S. N. Hutcherson and little daughter, Lena, of Oakdale were the guests of her Parents, Mr. & Mrs. James McCartt, Sunday.

Mrs. James England of this place was called to Lancing Friday morning by the very serious illness of her husband, who was clerking in the store for Mr. A. P. Brown.  They took him to Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Knoxville.
Work on the pike between Sunbright and Deer Lodge is moving along nicely.

Mr. Ruben Hurtt of Huffman Switch is moving into Mr. B. H. Humans house back of the Grist mill.

Jesse Davis is improving after a long sick spell of Typhoid fever.

The funeral of  Eli Mays  wife was preached at the same time of the Memorial Day services at Prospect.

W. A. Cooper made this office a call Saturday.

J. S. Smith celebrated is 77 anniversary last Sunday. Guests were Dr. & Mrs. Easley, Rev. T. V. Peters of Harriman, and Mr. & Mrs. Nitzschke.

Mr. & Mrs. H. V. Easley went to Athens, Tn., last Sunday to see their daughter Violet,  receive her high school diploma.

Ben Jacks of Cincinnati, spent a few days with home folks.

Mr. Claud Goldston and Henry Taylor of Oakdale and Arlo Ryon of Deer Lodge were calling on the Galloway sisters, Catherine, Lillie and Charlene on Sunday.

Mr. Hurshul Peters has returned from France “Looking Good”.

Miss Margaret Morgan and Geo. F. Galloway were the dinner guests of Mr. & Mrs. O. K. Shannon.



Born to Mr. & Mrs. Joe Freels on March 17th, a fine boy.

Mrs. Martha Lindsay died at her home, Tuesday night, March 15.  She leaves her husband and ten children to mourn her loss. Her remains were laid to rest in Mill Creek Cemetery.

Sept. 19, 1919
When the Knoxville mob broke down the jail doors it released one prisoner against his will.  He was due to serve eighteen days, and didn’t want to get in trouble by leaving, but the mob told him to get out or they would kill him.  He got out!
Shoe manufacturers say the price will not go higher but 1920 should see a decline.  A fine feat!!

More Marriage Licenses issued

Week of September 5, 1919

Felix Melton to Nellie Jestes
Bert Shoat to Nellie Hayden
Walter Best to Vada Adams
Week of September 12, 1919
Nathan Robbins to Myrtle Neeley
Joe Sexton to Lillie Smith
Chas. Poston to Sarah Wilson
Chas. Daniel to Julia Dunn

Week of September 20, 1919
Jopnes Davis to Flora Dyer
C. B. Hawn to Maggie M. Davis
Earl Freels to Nellie Langley
Wm. A. Coffman to Oma A. Watson

Week of October 3, 1919
Lee Walker to Marie Fletcher
Lee Morgan to Ida Taylor
Wesley Brannon to Charlene Barns

Week of October 10, 1919
Alex Smith to Mary Byrd
Carl Gunter to Amy Garrett
Floid T. Wheeler to Francis M. Bradley
Robt. Roddy to Grace Jack

Week of November 14, 1919
Willie R. McDaniel to Bessie Summer

Week of December 4, 1919
A very quiet and simple wedding took place on December 4th at the home of Mr. & Mrs. John Owen.
Miss Nina Owen and Mr. Oliver Galloway were united in marriage by Rev. John Peters.

Week of December 12, 1919
Miss Anna Heidle & Mr. Walter Bardill were married at the Lutheran Church. Attendants were Misses, Marie Heidle & Edith Bardill, Otto Schubert and Ed Heidle. Mr. Bardill has recently returned from oversear where he served in the 3rd division.

Walter J. Bardill to Anna H. Heidle
Rupert W. McCurley to Ollie F. Cecil
Miss Adkins and Munsom Heover got married last Sunday.
Week of December 13, 1919
Mr. Asmer Kenneth Johnson of Sunbright, and Miss Geneva Batson Crumley of Covington, Ky., were married December 13, 1919 at the home of the bride in Ky.
The Y. W. C. A. assisted 3,600 war brides in coming to the United States from Europe, and, as is known, only one of these brides went back. The war brides stuck! Their husbands, while on duty in France, offered them a home in America, whenever they got back, and we feel sure that most all of them will make good wives. It takes some grit and love to make a wife leave her own native land for a strange county she has never seen, and only knows through her visiting husband

Six German Helmets will be assigned to Morgan County to be distributed as premiums as follows:
One Helmet to the man selling the greatest number of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the woman selling the greatest number of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the man selling the largest number of dollars worth of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the lady selling the largest number of dollars worth of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the boy selling the greatest number of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the girl selling the greatest nuimber of Liberty Bonds.
Should the same party sell both the greatest number of Bonds and the largest number of dollars worth, the second Helmet will be awared to the party selling the second greatest number.
* * * * * *


Jesse Brewster – Rainbow Division  
Phillip Hall  
Dot Bird  
Theodore Basler  
Lawrence Joyner  
Jack Ramsey  
Arthur Duncan  
Roy Morgan  
Sgt. Walter Kries – 82nd Div  
Ed. C. Peters  
Roy Morgan  
Lt. Lester Davis  
Pvt. Hydle Brown  
Jones Davis  
Walter Human  
Joe Mosier  
Kenneth Johnson  
Henry Dundeberry  
Corp Asmer K. Johnson  
Clyde Neil 
Heidel Brown  
Harrison McCann  
Will Cromwell  
Hill Byrd – Old Hickory Div.  
Carl Kreis – 30th Div.  
Joe Summer – 30th Div.  
Carson Brown – Old Hickory Div.  
James McKeethan – Engineering Corp.  
Casper Norman  
Ernest Erickson- Old Hickory Div.  
Vernon Parrott – 30th Div.  
Oscar Human  
Walter E. Human  
Wilburn Hall  
Mark Hambright  
Everet Jones  
Carl Trew  
Dudley Holloway  
Harvey Bullard  
Fred Bullard 

Issued the week ending Sept 13, 1919

Charley McKinney to Lena Jordan
Mart Balinger to Delphia Kesterson
A. S. Terrel to Edith Clark

Recorded in the Register’s office for the week ending Sept 13th, 1919.

R. A. Davis C. & M. to J. C. Alley 1 lot 10th district $65.
R. A. Davis C. & M. to J. C. Alley, lots in Oakdale, $500.
J. C. Alley and wife to Mr. I. N. Williams, lots in Oakdale, $500.
L. Risedan and J. W. Hall to Mrs. I. N., Williams, 2 lots, 10th district, $200.

The ‘Pie Supper” for the benefit of the Library on Saturday night was a most enjoyable occasion. $59.75 was received for the Library case and books.

The shipment of books expected for over a week has arrived at Mr. Holder’s.

Chapel Tuesday was had under the management of the 7th grade. Friday the 6th grade will have charge.

SEPT. 23, 24, 25, AND 26, 1919.


October 31, 1919   The first week after losing our chief compositor our paper was a failure; last week we got a left-handed paper; next week we expect to get a cross-eyed paper, and the next a one-legged paper and the next a one ‘hand’ paper.  If you are not already a subscriber, you had better subscribe and keep up with all these startling things.  Only $1.00 a year.  It is worth more than that.

 Lea & Sirean Neil of Banner Springs are the proud parents of a bouncing nine pound baby boy.  He is  the name sake for his grandparents, William Neil and Shade Beatty. (May 23, 1919)

Rev & Mrs. Gamble of Sunbright are receiving congratulations on the birth of a daughter. (July 1919)

John E. Williams of Wheat, Tn., has bought a new Ford Car and is enjoying himself riding.  (July 1919)

Peter Strand of Deer Lodge, left for more fertile fields in the carpenter line, over in “Old Virginia.”

Chas H. Cromwell, who moved to Allart some months ago, is now moving back to Burrville. (April 1919)

John Owen and family spent Saturday and Sunday at Banner Springs.  (April 1919)

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Galloway formerly of Oakdale, are moving back to Sunbright. (March 21, 1919)

Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Beaty of near Banner Springs, lost their darling little baby Thrusday morning. (Dec, 5, 1919)


Brasel & Sons have placed in my hands for collection, their mercantile accounts.  All persons owing said firm, please call and settle and save cost.   T. A. Morris, Attorney

I wish to announce to my friends and customers that I am now in the mercantile business again. A list of a few of the things I have to offer:

Men’s Khaki pants $1.25 – better grade $2.00
Dress Shirts  90 cents
Pure Lard 35 cents
Hams  42 cents 
Dry Salt Extract 35 cents


To the Republicans of Morgan County
I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff, subject to the Republican Primary to be held  December 20, 1919. If elected, I shall endeavor to discharge the office in a business like manner and to perform my duty according to law and be governed by the processes that are put in my hands to the best of my ability.
I was born and raised in Morgan County and have always supported the Republican Party.  I am a poor man and need the office, and having made the race two years ago and was defeated, I feel now that I am entitled to the office this time.
W. M. Holder

January, 1917

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Williams are the proud parents of a fine baby girl which came to their home Sunday morning week

Ross Williams came in Sunday Morning from Island Ford for a couple days rest.

W. M. Shannon and Miss Lilie Duncan were married Wednesday afternoon at the residence of John A. Jones.

February, 1917

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Phillips were blessed with a nice baby girl for their Christmas Present.

John Holland blew into town a few days since, enroute to his headquarters at Banner Springs.

Dr. T. W. Nash married Conrad Nelson and Bessie Human Saturday at Sunbright. May all your troubles be little ones, Conrad!

Mr. & Mrs. Thorwald Strand started on an overland trip to Harriman Monday, but became stuck in the mud beyond Liberty Church and returned home sadder, but a good deal wiser.

Wartburg experienced four of the coldest days in the history of the oldest inhabitant. It culminated Sunday in a regular North Dakota blizzard and snowstorm.

One of the most destructive fires which has visited Sunbright for many years, occured last Friday evening.
The fire is supposed to have been caused by a defective flue.  The hotel was valued at some six thousand
dollars and was insured for $3,500.  The furniture loss was about $4,000, on which there was $2,000
insurance we were informed.  The second building burned was owned by Russ Freels and
was occupied by Mr. Saufley. The loss was complete as there was no insurance.

Mrs. John Estes, wife of Richard Estes, died at home in Coalfield on Monday morning of last week.

Many of the friends of Mrs. Geo Babcock, of Burrville,  met at her home with well filled
baskets and gave her a birthday surprise on February 10th.

Send us the price of a year’s subscription.  We need the money.

March, 1917 
We extend to Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Brown, our sympathy in the death of their son, Harry.
We knew him as one of the natures noble young men.

Mr. Ben Jacks returned home Friday from Ludlow, Ky.

Measles and whooping cough is raging through our town.

The Misses Phenice and Eva Galloway gave a Valentine Party at their home on Feb. 14.
All present enjoyed the evening to the limit.  At a late hour refreshments were served.

Charles Davis and family of Roane County have moved to Coalfield and
occupy the Davis property on the creek.

Look to your potatoes and see if they are frozen.
Mr. Roy C. Craven of Kingsport, and Miss Edna Pearl Morris of Wartburg,
were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon of last week, February 7th.
The ceremony was preformed in the parlors of the Hotel Bristol.  The
ceremony was performed by Rev. Adolphus Kistler.
Mrs. Craven was the youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. T. A. Morris
and was one of the most popular young ladies of Wartburg’s younger set
The Press adds  congratulations.
John Wilson of Stephens and Miss Mamie Jarnagin of Coalfield,
were married Sunday February 4th.

April, 1917 

Walter Adkisson has embroidered the western edge of his place with a multiform fence.

The new telephone line is stretching its slow and weary length from Oliver Springs to Coalfield.

Bruno Schubert has for sale one 2 h pr Waterloo Gasoline Engine,
second hand, will be sold cheap.  Price, $25.
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Scott, who have been living near Indianapolis, Ind.,
returned last week and are in Wartburg visiting friends and relatives.
Rev. J. S. Clark celebrated his seventy-sixth birthday, March 25 at his home in Lancing.
On Monday evening, Olive, the eleven year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. I .J. Human,
was given a party in honor of her birthday.
Whose duty is it to see that the Court House yard is cleaned up?  It is high time something was done to it.
Get together everybody  and have a town clean up week before court convenes on April 9.

The young men are taking refuge from patriotism by marrying, as they understand that
single men will hustled to the front first.  So, on last Sunday, a number of weddings
were reported.  Coalfield comes forward with two:
Frank Fink and Blaine Coker:
and, William Bryant and Alice Langley.
Also Oliver Campbell of Oliver Springs, and Ethel Brummitt of Coalfield

Marriage Licenses Issued for the Month of April, 1917

Charles Pearson to Sebba Pearson
David Smith to Rachael Cooper
William Bryant to Alice Langley
Rudolph Ruppee to Bertie O. Presswood
Herwan Frogge to Myrtle Smith
Ruben E. West to Myrtle Jones

William Ford to Nessie Llels? or Liels?
Earl Rayder to Icy V. Keathley
Virgil H. Neeley to Hattie Lewallen
Will Adkins to Anna Bransteter
Thomas Jordan to Ethel Hawn

May, 1917 

Andy Langford’s new mill has followed the State of Tennessee and gone ‘bone dry,”
necessitating the closing down of the mill and  giving his men an opportunity of making something to eat.

Col. John Moser of Jefferson City, with the aid of M. M. Goad, has picked up a car of cattle and hogs.

Mr. Pearl Huiskins and Ms. Ethel Simpson of Oakdale were married Sunday Evening at the home of W. Z. Strickland.

Lottie Wilson and H. M. Taylor were united in the Holy Bonds of Wedlock by the Rev. I. C. Whaley
at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Verdie Jones.

The Marriage of Virgil Neeley and Hallie Lewallen was quietly soleminzed on April 26, by Esq. J. D. Young at the home of the bride’s parents. The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lewallen. The groom is the son of B. J. Neeley of Glen Mary.
IMPORTANT MASS MEETING   There will be a Mass Meeting and Food Preparedness Conference on SATURDAY, MAY 5th, 1917 at the Court House, Wartburg at l:00 p.m. Every farmer, business man and citizen is iinvited to be present Come and bring your neighbors.
Will be open for the accomodation of patients and guests.

Director – Dr. C. C. Quale of Chicago

June, 1917 

Miss Ethel Robbins of Oakdale is visiting her sister, Mr. N. D. Byrd.

There will be an Ice Cream Supper Saturday Evening on the Masonic Lawn for the benefit of Mr. Decatur Davis.
Mr. Davis is not able to work and he has 4 or 5 children.

The whooping cough is raging in this section.

Little Annie Mike & Johnny Szymbroski, while out cattle hunting last week, got lost in the woods, being out all night and finding their way to Lancing where word was sent to their parents.


July,  1917 

Little Lester England, son of Mrs. Bessie England, is very sick at present.  It is feared he has typhoid.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Kennedy of Burrville, on the 17th, a big boy.

James Scott is low with typhoid fever.

Rev. T. V. Peters and Prof A. Peters were called to Knoxville to the bedside of their mother, Mrs. M. J. Peters who was very sick.

Oscar Stonecipher and Miss Nora Wilson were united in marriage, Saturday afternoon about 2:00 o’clock.
Esquire Joyner performed the ceremony.

Married July 22, Mr. Carson and Miss Artie Fairchild.  We wish the young couple much happiness.
Marriage Licenses Issued during the month of July, 1917
John R. Neathery to Sephia O. Cooper
Oscar Stonecipher to Nora Wilson
William H. Walker and Delia Buel
Loda Loyd to Gertrude H. Hamby
Charles White to Zollie Cook
Wesley Dowlan to Carrie McAllister
Carson Brown to Artie Fairchilds
A. J. Lankford to Clara Dixon
Herbert Fairchilds to Pearl Freels
Oron Huntger and Edith Hyde
John Bradshaw to Sarah Bray
Alex Walls to Mamie McGlothin
J.G. Mines to Elizabeth Johnson
Edward Young to Josie Freels

August 1917 

The typhoid patients, Mr. Peter Donohue and Masters  Ira Brown , Lester England and Ben Cooper are all improving nicely under the treatment of Dr. Jones.

Mrs. F. A. Bacher of Chatt., who together with her husband and children,
are spending the summerwith Mr. Bates near Annadale.

Russell Freels will begin work on his new dwelling  just across the street from the Johnston Store in a few days.

A pie supper was given at the school house near Union Church last Saturday night. Sheriff Byrd was the fortunate winner of a nice cake for being the ugliest man present. The boys all bid like they had just had a pay day.  We wish to compliment the young ladies on being such good cooks.   $51.00 was raised.

Joe Summer, a nephew of our Circuit Court Clerk, Charles W. Summer, went to Harriman a few days since and joined Co. C., 2nd Tenn and is now enjoying a soldiers life.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Kennedy of Burrville on the 17th, a big boy.

Mr. Walter Patching of Oakdale spent a few hours with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Gee Patching Sunday.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Knight on August 1st, an heir.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Wilson, the seventh boy.

Torvale Strand is wearing a size larger hat occasioned by the arrival  of a son and heir Tuesday Morning.

Florence Gunter of Lancing is sick with fever.

Wesley Greer is sick with typhoid.

103 men were called for service by Morgan County Local Board on Aug., 27, 28, and 29.

Mr. A. J. Cromwell of Port Arthur Texas has been in Morgan County for 3 or 4 weeks. He has been in Texas for six or seven years.

September 1917

Born to Rev. and Mrs. S. E. Taylor on Sept. 20th, a fine boy.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. J. H. England on Sept. 17, a fine boy.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Hugh K. Jones, another Democrat, born Sept. 16th.

The whooping cough scrouge of this community has subsided.

Lincoln Adams of  Deer Lodge celebrated his being drafted into the Army by stealing away and marrying Miss Perkins of Knoxville.  A charming young lady, who is the daughter of Frank Perkins.

Esq. H. H. Pittman and Mrs. Betty England were married last Saturday night. Judge Wm. Bullard officiating.

Robert Morgan and Miss Icy Patterson were married at the home of William Potter on Flat Fork Saturday evening by Esq. P. W. Holder.

The home of Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Ferguson was the scene of a wedding on September 6th. Friends and relatives assembled in the parlor when Mrs. Fergusons brother, Mr. Harvey Bullard, entered from the sitting room with Miss Ruth Goldston on his arm. Mr. Bullard is the son of Judge Wm. Bullard of Sunbright.  The bride is the daughter
of Mrs. L. Goldston of near Oakdale.


I will, on October 4, 1917, in front of the J. J. Johnson Store at Oakdale, at one O’Clock, offer for sale and to the highest bidder, for sale and to the highest bidder, for cash in hand, one pair of Mules and Harness wagon and chain, known as the BOLES MULES. Nice clean trim mules in good shape Come and see them.

Jno H. Bingham

Jack Frost done considerable nipping last week.

Carl Schubert’s present address is
Carl Schubert, Co K,
103 Machine Gun Battalion,
Camp Sevier,  Greenville, S. C.

Edward F. Garrett, Lincoln Adams, Lindsay Hall, all of  Deer Lodge, have joined the Colors. Deer Lodge feels assured they will carry the flag with honor.

Henry McClure and wife of Knoxville, formerly of Coalfield, came out Saturday and sold their home to Albert Ruffner.

Martin Galloway and Adra Howard were married at Deer Lodge Sunday afternoon by Dr. Nash.

Mr. F. Stezewski and Mrs. Falda were married last week.  Mr. Stezewski has
three children by his former wife who died some two months ago.

Mr. Dwight Davis and Miss Jennie Morris were quietly married at the home of the bride’s parents, on October 14.

Mrs. Ben Scott and Peter Strand of Deer Lodge were united in marriage Saturday.  Dr. Nash officiating.


 Community Fair

Saturday, October 27, 1917 – Burrville, Tenn. – Be sure and attend it!

November, 1917

Douglas Needham, Charlie Bales, Chas. Hurst and Culman Ennis, have all joined the Morgan County Colony already at Flint, Michigan  where big wages are said to prevail.

Mrs. Chess Laymance is still very ill.

There are about fifteen new wells going down in the Glenmary Field.

Sam Davis, who had the grading around three sides of the court house, finished last Saturday.

T. C. Cooper and Gran Davis favored Wartburg with a visit one day last week.

The girls of our school are going to make paper candles for the soldiers to use in the trenches.

Last Friday afternoon the farm residence of Wm. Stutten, about a mile southeast of town was totally destroyed by fire with nearly all household effects.

December 1917
Charles Olmstead went over to Crossville and sold his fine team of Mules for the U. S. Army purposes for 450.

Wartburg in the past week has experienced a taste of genuine Dakota weather.

Miss Doreen Sargeant of Deer Lodge has gone to Chattanooga to take a course in stenography at the business college.

The party who took the parcel from the smoker on Train No. 6 is known and will save trouble by returning it.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Takac have purchased the Summit Park Hotel property through agency of Kimbell Land Co.This passes he last holdings of Capt.  J. W. Miller, who settled the place some 30 odd years ago.

Mr. Henry J. Kreis, while trying to catch his mule Wednesday, had the misfortune of having a rib broken by being kicked by his mule.

Ruben A. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Davis and Ernest R. Williams,son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Williams,
have passed a most creditable examination and have been ordered to Camp Taylor near Louisville, Ky.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. T. Crouch on Nov. 15th, a fine big boy.

William Cromwell of U. S. Training camp; at Chickamauga Park, spent a few days with his father, Chas. Cromwell at Burrville.

Miss Mattie Jones and Ernest Freytag were wed at the home of L. E. Davis. The ceremony was preformed by Squire Langley.

William Stonecipher and Amy Wilson were united in wedlock by Rec. D. H. Taylor.

Lost on train No. 6, Oct. 28, a dark green broadcloth skirt wrapped in newspaper. Finder return to “Alley and Hedrick’s  Store in Deermont and receive reward.

Six men were drafted and ordered to report at Wartburg on Sept. 4th, not later than 4 p.m..  They will leave for Camp at Atlanta on Sept. 5th.
They are:
Headerson F. Byrd,
Ramsey Daughtery,
Leonard Lyons,
Dock A. England,
William A. Gillis
John A. Voils.

September 7, 1917
Lincoln Adams of Deer Lodge, celebrated his being drafted into the Army by stealing away and marrying Miss Perkins of Knoxville, a charming young lady who is the daughter of Frank Perkins.

Week of December 14, 1917

On Saturday the following boys left Morgan County for Camp Gordon to do their duty as Uncle Sam’s soldiers:

G. A. Ruppee
J. Davis
J. W. Jacks
E. Rogers
E. J. McKeethan
Henry Kreis
Blair Akins
O. Basler
V. Neeley
M. C. Brown
H. S. Freels
S. Larcy

T. A. Morris
I.J Human
John A. Jomnes
W. Z. Stricklin
H. W. Summer
L. Risen
D. W. Byrge
W. Y. Boswell
N. L. Duncan
J. L. Cox
H. P Alley
W. A. Langley
S. B. BertramR. Jones
Wm. Bullard


Burn Cecil, a veteran of the Spanish-American war is deeply interested in organizing  a Co.  to repulse the Germanic forces, and will sacrifice his money, his time, and his life in this patriotic cause if necessary.  He says this county is facing one of the most gigantic crisis it has faced since the Civil War and if our young manhood don’t rally to the flag, and stand like a  ‘Stonewall Jackson’, our country will go down in defeat and our flag will trail in the dust.  (Week of December 14, 1917)


The December term of the Criminal and Law Court Convened Monday morning with Judge Hick on the Branch.  Attorney General, W. H. Buttram was in attendance.  Chas W. Summer, Circuit Court Clerk was at his desk and had all matters of his office ready for the court.  The following gentlemen were call as Grand and Trial Juries.


W. H. McCartt, Foreman
J. L. Hackworth
W. R. Nelson
Chas Powell
P. R. Estes
W. W. Fairchild
Joe Holloway
Thos. Brewster
J. A.Fagan
W. W. Duncan
John W. Owen
Ben Brooks
Lee McGlothin
James B. Duncan, Officer


Charley Moore
Alf Collins
Ernest Heidle
Clenice Hamby
Millard Albertson
Walter Powell
Mart Stewart
R. T. Estes
J. K. Duncan
J. E. McGuffey
W. W. Peters
S. S. Powell
John L. Scott, Officer
The State vs Albert McCartt. nollied on cost
The State vs R. H. McGill, nollie on cost.
The State vs Harvey Jestes, submission fine fifty dollars and cost
The State vs J. D. Pemberton et al continued
The State vs Ed Duncan, guilty.

Frank Schubert has just opened up his general store on “B” Street, and is selling his goods cheaper that the cheapest, and is still crying out with a loud voice for more customers.


Wm. S. Adsmond died at his home on Spring Street,  Deer Lodge, on Feb 18, 1917. He was born March 26, 1834 in Norway and came to this country in 1813.  He enlisted in the first Illinois regiment and served three years and seven months and fought in many noted battles. After the war he married to Miss Mary C. Katterson.  By this union eight children were born, six of whom and the mother survive him to mourn his loss.  In 1892 he came to Tennessee where he has resided until his death.  Mr. Adsmond died in full triumph of the faith.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. W. Nash at the M. C. Church and the remains laid to rest in Mount Hope Cemetery.
(Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917)

 ARMES, ALFORD   Alford Armes, an old and experienced miner, got killed in the Fodderstack Coal mines at this place last Saturday about 11 o’clock Nov. 24, 1917 by falling slate.  His remains was taken to New River for interment Sunday.  He leaves a wife and many children of tender age to mourn his loss. (Morgan County Press dated Dec. 14, 1917)

BALLINGER,  DR. JOHN, Dr. John Ballinger died on the 20th and was buried on the 21st.  Rev. W. L. Davis conducted the funeral services.  Interment was in M. C. Church Cemetery by the side of his Mother.  (Morgan County Press dated July 7, 1917)

BOWMER, WILLIAM , William Bowmer of Deer Lodge, a lifelong and esteemed resident of Morgan County, died at that place on Friday, July 27, in the 69th year of his age.  He leaves one daughter, Mrs. G. U. Howard of Wartburg, and four sons, Baalam and John Bowmer of Va., and Buster and D. Bowmer of Deer Lodge and may relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  His remains were placed to rest in Deer Lodge Cemetery,  Dr. Nash conducting the funeral services.   (Morgan County Press dated  August 3, 1917.)

BREEDLOVE,  RUFUS Rufus Breedlove, who has been sick with rheumatism for several years died Tuesday evening and will be buried today at Liberty Church. (Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917)

BROWN, F. M. We extend to Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Brown our sympathy in the death of their son Harry. (Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917) 

CLARK INFANT, The infant daughter of Rev. & Mrs. S. B. Clark died at their home in Athens, November 3, 1917.  Rev. Clark arrived Sunday evening for burial in Burrville Cemetery.  (Morgan County Press dated November 16, 1917)

CHRISTMAS, W.W.  Mrs. J. D. Young was at Harriman last week attending the funeral of her father, Mr. W. W. Christmas. (Morgan County Press dated December 21, 1917)

 DELIUS,  MARGARET T., Margaret T. Delius, widow of the late Charles H. Delius, long a noted and respected citizen of Morgan County, died at the home of her son, R. D. Delius near Knoxville, July 28, 1971.  Her remains were brought here by her two sons, R. D. and H. M. Delius, and were buried in the the German Cemetery by the side of her beloved deceased husband.  The Delius family are well known by most everybody here, having lived here many years. Mrs. Delius was about 81 years old.  (Morgan County Press dated Aug. 3, 1917)

DORSCHEID, MRS. M, .  Mrs. M. Dorscheid passed away Monday morning after an illness of several weeks.  She was a lady of estimable qualities and her  death was a shock to her many friends who will mourn her loss.  She leaves her husband, one son, Dr. E. Dorscheid of Oakdale and two daughters, Mrs. Hausen of Deer Lodge and Mrs. Bogart of Iowa to mourn her loss.  She was laid to rest in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rev. Demetrio officiating. (Morgan County Press, dated March 1, 1917)

GALLOWAY, MAR,  Mrs. Mary Galloway died at the home of her son, Sam H. Galloway, November 22, 1917, at the age of 90.  She leaves five sons and two daughters to mourn her loss.  (Morgan County Press dated December 7, 1917)

JOHNSON, ERNEST R.  Ernest R. Johnson, who was on the battleship Rhode Island, son of Mr. J. T. Johnson and the late Mrs. Johnson of Burrville, was drowned Monday Morning, July 2, 1917 at Yorktown, Va.  His body was recovered Monday, July 9, but on account of it being in the water so long could not be properly embalmed for shipment.  Interment was made in the National Cemetery at Portsmouth, Va, with full Military honors.  Mr. Johnson was 22 years old and unmarried.  He had served three years and six months in the U. S. Navy.  He attained the greatest honor that can be said of any man when his captain said in the letter to his father, ” Your son died doing his duty in time of war, on picket duty protecting the fleet.” He is survived by his father, J. T. Johnson of Burrville, two sisters, Mr. B. H. Storie of Chatt,  Miss Lillie Johnson and one brother, Bennett Johnson, both of Burrville.  (Morgan County Press dated July 20, 1917)

JOYNER INFANT  The 3 year old child of Charles Joyner died last Tuesday and was buried at Liberty.  (Morgan County Press dated October 26, 1917)

LANGLEY, JAMES,  James Langley aged 75 years, a prominent citizen and ex-federal soldier, died at his home in Petros on July 28, 1917.  Mr Langley was born in Virginia, but had lived most of his life in Morgan County and belonged to one of the pioneer families of this county.  He was a member of the Masonic Order and his remains were laid to rest in Mt. Zion Cemetery by Emerald  Lodge No 377 F & A M of which he was a member.  He leaves a widow and six children to mourn his loss.  (Morgan County Press dated Aug. 3, 1917)

MILLER, JAKE, Jake Miller, who lives just across the mountain from Petros on the head waters of New River, died suddenly Saturday nigh, Nov. 24, 1917, with a deadly stroke of paralysis.  His burrial will take place at Shiloahm, on New River  Monday.  (Morgan County Press dated Dec. 12, 1917)

PETERS,  REV. ADAM CLARK, Rev. Adam Clark Peters, commonly called Clark Peters, whose death at Burrville May 31, 1917, has already been announced, ws a preacher in the M. E. Church during most of his life.  He was a circuit rider.  His first work after joining  the conference in 1879 was on the Crossville Circuit which included a large territory round and about.  The first year there were 110 conversions on his work and he received $110 compensation.  It was thru his efforst that a splendid church building was erected at Burrville several years ago and the large building of the A. B. Wright Institute at Burrville stands as a monument of his energy and industry in traveling and scuring contributations to assist in the erection of the same.  (An excerpt-Morgan County Press dated June 21, 1917.

PETERS, MRS. M. J. Mrs. M. J. Peters died at her home near Burrville, August 13, 1917.  She leaves two daughters and six sons to mourn her loss.  Her remains were laid to rest in Burrville Cemetery. Prof. W. A. Peters of Lousiana arrived here Tuesday, too late to attend the funeral of his mother., Mr. M. J. Peters. (Morgan County Press dated August 31, 1917)

QUINN, C. A. , There was a large attendance at the funeral of C. A. Quinn at Lancing Wednesday.   (Morgan County Press dated Feb. 2, 1917)


RUFFNER Child, The 10 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Ruffner of Rockbridge died Saturday night after an illness of only 2 or 3 days. (Morgan County Press dated April 20, 1917)

SCOTT,  B. J.,  Deer Lodge lost an old settler in the person of  B. J. SCOTT, who died very suddenly of heart failure, Sunday morning near Catoosa where he had been employed for over a year as blacksmith.  He was the son of C. C. Scott and was born and raised near Deer Lodge, as were his parents before him.  His Grandfather being Julian Scott, one of the earliest residents of Morgan County.  Mr. Scott was 56 years old and one of the Charter Members of IOOF Lodge in Deer Lodge.  He was laid to rest under the auspicies of the Order Monday afternoon from the Methodist Church.  He leaves besides a wife and five children, a number of brothers and sisters to mourn his untimely end. (Morgan County Press dated September 7, 1917)

SCOTT, W. R. , W. R. Scott, 45, son of Z. T. Scott was fatally injured April 13, 1917 by falling from a building.  The deceased was buried at the old HALL grave yard on White Oak.  Funeral services was held by Rev. John Webb assisted by Revs. W. L. Davis and H. McCartt.  (Morgan County Press dated April 26, 1917) 


STEWART,  W. A.  W. A. Stewart, died August 16 at Blue Jacket, Oklahoma.  His remains were brought to Burrville and placed to rest in Burrville Cemetery. (Morgan County Press dated August 31, 1917)

STRICKLIN, W. Z.,  W. Z.  Stricklin was called to Waynesboro Tuesday on account of the death of his brother who was shot from ambush and killed on the street of Waynesboro Monday night.  (Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917)