06/23/12

DICKSON Sr., Charles Russell (Biography)

 

Charles Russell Dickson, Sr. was the son of Nannie Florence Russell Dickson and John DeWitt Dickson, Sr. 

Charles Russell Dickson, Sr. was born November 5, 1901 in Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN. 

Charles Russell Dickson, Sr.’s siblings were: John DeWitt Dickson, Jr., Mary Elizabeth Dickson (Massee) and Robert Fairchild Dickson. 

1910 Census of Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN: John DeWitt Dickson, Sr. (48), Nannie Florence Russell Dickson (48), John DeWitt Dickson, Jr. (18), Mary Elizabeth Dickson (15), Robert Fairchild Dickson (12), Charles Russell Dickson, Sr. (8). They lived on Union Avenue. 

1920 Census of Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN: John DeWitt Dickson, Sr. (56), Nannie Florence Russell Dickson (56), Charles Russell Dickson, Sr. (18) on Bailey Drive. 

Charles Russell Dickson, Sr. graduated from City High School in Chattanooga, TN ca. 1920. He was a member of Kiwanis and Lions Clubs and a member of the Christian Church. 

1923, March 28, Charles Russell Dickson (Sr.) married Eva R Pirtle in Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN. 

1930 Census of Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN: Robert Burgher Pirtle (49), Margaret Louise Stevens Pirtle (47), Charles Russell Dickson, Sr. (28), Eva R Pirtle Dickson (27), Charles Russell Dickson, Jr. (3), Margaret Nancy Dickson (3/12). They lived at 723 South Germantown Road.

 

Charles Russell Dickson, Sr. died December 25, 1954 in Abingdon, Wise, VA. 

He lived in St. Paul, VA and worked in Dante, VA.

 

From 1927-1938, Charles Russell Dickson, Sr. was a salesman for Penn-Dixie Cement Corporation, Chattanooga, TN. From 1938-1943, he was a salesman for Magnolia Masonry Mix Company, Birmingham, AL. From 1943-1946, he worked for Tennessee Eastman Corporation, Oak Ridge, TN. From 1947-1949, he operated Masonry Waterproofing Company, Bowling Green, KY. In 1950, he went to work for the Clinchfield Coal Corporation and became Purchasing Agent until his death in 1954.

 

The children of Charles Russell Dickson, Sr. and Eva R Pirtle Dickson were: 

  • Charles “Dick” Russell Dickson, Jr. born June 13, 1926 in Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN and died April 15, 2003 in Nashville, Davidson, TN and was buried in Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green, Warren, KY. 
  • Margaret “Peggie Nan” Nancy Dickson born December 22, 1929 in Chattanooga, TN.

 

submitted by Peggy Rhinerson

06/23/12

DICKSON, Eva Pirtle (Biography)

1952

 

Eva R Pirtle Dickson was the daughter of Margaret Louise Stevens Banning and Alberto Lyman Banning, Jr. (b. August 1, 1882). Eva R was named for her grandmother, Eva Ralston Banning. 

1902, June 8, Eva R Banning was born in Memphis, Shelby, TN. Margaret Louise Stevens Banning and Alberto Lyman Banning, Jr. divorced. 

1907, July 21, Margaret Louise Stevens married Robert Burgher Pirtle in Jonesboro, Craighead, AR. Eva R Banning was legally adopted by Robert Burgher Pirtle and her name was changed to Pirtle. Eva R Pirtle had no siblings. 

1910 Census, Memphis, Shelby, TN: James Wharton Stevens (51), Emma Ann Williams Stevens (53), Charles George Stevens (42) (JWS’s brother), Arrabelle Stevens (22), Robert Burgher Pirtle (29), Margaret Louise Stevens Pirtle (27), and Eva R Pirtle (7).  They lived on Monroe Avenue.

 1920 Census, Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN: Robert Burgher Pirtle (39), Margaret Louise Stevens Pirtle (37), Eva R Pirtle (17), Emma Ann Williams Stevens (62), James Wharton Stevens (62). They lived at 807 Dodds Avenue. 

Eva R Pirtle graduated Central High School, Chattanooga, TN on May 21, 1920. She was a member of the Christian Church. 

1923, March 28, Eva R Pirtle married Charles Russell Dickson (Sr.) in Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN. 

1923, Eva R Pirtle worked for Chattanooga Regional Accounting Department of the American Railway Express Co. 

1930 Census, Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN: Robert Pirtle (49), Margaret Louise Stevens Pirtle (47), Charles Russell Dickson, Sr. (28), Eva R Pirtle Dickson (27), Charles Russell Dickson, Jr. (3), Margaret Nancy Dickson (3/12). They lived at 723 South Germantown Road. 

1966, April 2, Eva R Pirtle Dickson died in Bowling Green, KY and is buried in Fairview Cemetery there.

 

The children of Eva R Pirtle Dickson and Charles Russell Dickson, Sr. were: 

  • Charles “Dick” Russell Dickson, Jr. born June 13, 1926 in Chattanooga, TN and died April 15, 2003 in Nashville, Davidson, TN and is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green, Warren, KY. 
  • Margaret “Peggy Nan” Nancy Dickson born December 22, 1929 in Chattanooga, TN.

 submitted by Peggy Rhinerson

06/23/12

PIRTLE, Robert Burgher (Biography)

Robert Burgher Pirtle

Robert Burgher Pirtle was the son of William Coleman Pirtle (b. March 20, 1838; d. September 25, 1905) and Mary Ellen “Kate” Robinson Pirtle (b. December 21, 1851, d. February 27, 1932), both buried Rainey Cemetery, Toone, Hardiman, TN. He was the grandson of Robert Pirtle (b. July 17, 1805; d. May 5, 1858), Elizabeth Bennett Pirtle (b. September 12, 1816; d. October 30, 1864). Both buried in Pirtle Cemetery, Toone, TN.

Robert Burgher Pirtle and Margaret Louise Stevens Pirtle

 

1880, December 9, Robert Burgher Pirtle was born in Toone, Hardiman, TN and his siblings were:

  • William Thomas Pirtle, b. May 10, 1870; d. September 7, 1932, b. Forest Hill Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN. (District Accountant for Railway Express Agency), wife, Ruth.
  • Marie Celeste “Maud” Pirtle (Mrs. Charles Leigh Taylor), b. April 1872
  • Alfred Austin Pirtle, b. July 15, 1875; d. November 25, 1923; b. Rainey Cemetery, Toone, TN.
  • Mary Allene Pirtle (Mrs. Woodrow Sammons Marsh), b. December 27, 1878, d. August 19, 1978; b. Rainey Cemetery, Toone, TN. 

 

Daughter, Frances, married Dr. Wilburn C. Orr (owned Bolivar Drug Store), their children

  • Nancy & Charles “Bunny”. 
  • Nannie Kate Pirtle (Mrs. Joseph Martin), b. March 1884; d. 1966, b. Rainey Cemetery, Toone, TN, son, Joe Martin, wife Elia Poindexter and their son, Billy.
  • Arthur Coleman Pirtle, b. November 22, 1886; d. July 13, 1905; b. Rainey Cemetery, Toone, TN.
  • Edna Lucille Pirtle (Mrs. George B. “Jack” Doyle), b. July 28, 1891; d. March 1, 1920; b. Rainey Cemetery, Toone, TN.

 

1880 Census, Toone, Hardiman, TN: William Coleman Pirtle (41), Mary Ellen “Kate” Robinson Pirtle (29), William Thomas Pirtle (10), Marie Celeste “Maud” Pirtle (8), Alfred Austin Pirtle (5), and Mary Allene Pirtle (2). Robert Burgher Pirtle was born in December of 1880 after the census was taken.

 

1890, no census available.

 

1902, January 4, through January 3, 1905, Robert Burgher Pirtle was enlisted in the Spanish American War, a Sargeant with 9th CAC, U.S. Army.

 

1907, July 21, Robert Burgher Pirtle married Margaret Louise Stevens Banning in Jonesboro, Craighead, AR. Robert Burgher Pirtle legally adopted Eva R Banning and her name was changed to Pirtle.

 

1910 Census, Memphis, Shelby, TN: James Wharton Stevens (51), Emma Ann Williams Stevens (53), Charles George Stevens (42) (JWS’s brother), Arrabelle Stevens (22), Robert Burgher Pirtle (29), Margaret Louise Stevens Pirtle (27), Eva R Pirtle (7). They lived on Monroe Avenue.

 

1920 Census, Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN: Robert Burgher Pirtle (39), Margaret Louise Stevens Pirtle (37), Eva R Pirtle (17), Emma Ann Williams Stevens (62), James Wharton Stevens (62). They lived at 807 Dodds Avenue.

 

1923, Robert Burgher Pirtle worked Arkansas Routes for American Railway Express Co.

 

1930 Census, Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN: Robert Burgher Pirtle (49), Margaret Louise Stevens Pirtle (47), Charles Russell Dickson, Sr. (28), Eva R Pirtle Dickson (27), Charles Russell Dickson, Jr. (3), Margaret Nancy Dickson (3/12). They lived at 723 South Germantown Road.

 

1946 Robert Burgher Pirtle retired and in 1949 they moved to 3156 Lamphier Avenue, Memphis, TN.

 

1961, September 25, Robert Burgher Pirtle died in Memphis, TN and is buried in Memphis National Cemetery #C4175, side by side with his wife, Margaret Louise Stevens Pirtle.

submitted by Peggy Rhinerson

06/23/12

WRIGHT Jr., Claude Elbert (Biography)

Claude was born in Memphis, TN, on December 11, 1925 to: 
Claude Elbert Wright, Sr. (born 03-24-1885 and died 01-07-1948) and 
Verdie Richey Wright (born 12-17-1889 and died 04-18-1952).

Claude’s siblings were:

  • Hollis Wilson Wright (born 03-15-1909, died 01-02-2000)
  • Floy Mae Wright Larkin (born 11-24-1911)
  • Elsie Wright Collins (born 04-11-1915, died 04-08-2000)
  • Elizabeth Wright Hall (born 06-15-1918, died 05-01-1998)
  • Mildred Wright Young (born 02-28-1922, died 10-23-1987)
  • Nancy Rosalyn Wright Brockert (born 05-08-1924)
  • Edward Amos Wright (born 08-05-1927, died 10-02-1987)
  • Jo Ann Wright Siler (born 09-12-1931, died 02-07-1990)
  • Barbara Jean Wright (born 11-13-1932, died 01-29-1934)

Claude was in active duty in World War II and served in the United States Marines.  He was on Iwo Jima when the American flag was raised. He was awarded the purple heart. Claude went into the home building industry. In 1920 Census, before Claude, Jr. was born the family lived in Coldwater, Tate County, MS.  Claude married Margaret “Peggy” Nancy Dickson on November 7, 1952 at Calvary Baptist Church in Memphis, TN and they had three children born in Memphis, Shelby, TN.

The children were:

  • Charles Edward Wright, Sr, born September 24, 1953
  • James Lawrence Wright, born February 17, 1956
  • Nancy Marie Wright, born September 23, 1960

Claude died on March 12, 2001 and is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery East in Memphis, TN. 

Submitted by Peggy Wright Rhinerson