Daily Archives: December 25, 2013


SMITH, Homer H.

City: Birchwood SMITH, Homer, H., attornery-at-law; born Sullivan Co., Tenn., Nov. 25, 1869; Irish-English descent; son of George W. and Elizabeth (Cross) SMITH; father’s occupation, farmer; paternal grandfather John Umphreys SMITH, paternal grandmother Malinda (Matthews) SMITH, maternal grandfather Rev. William K. CROSS, maternal grandmother Louzena (Cross) CROSS; received common school […]


KEEBLE, John Bell

City: Nashville KEEBLE, John Bell, lawyer; district attorney L. & N. Railroad; born Murfreesboro, Tenn., May 13, 1868; son Edwin A. and  Sallie D. (Bell) KEBLE; Scotch-Irish-English descent; educated Montgomery-Bell Academy, Nashville and Vanderbilt University; graduated law department of Vanderbilt University in 1888; married Emmie FRAZER January 6, 1897; City […]


JONES, Edgar

City: Nashville JONES, Edgar, banker; born Aberdeen, Miss., February 18, 1838; son of Caleb H. and Eliza M. (Hume) JONES; father was a lawyer; educated Nashville, Tenn.; began his career as clerk in Planters Bank, Clarksville, Tenn., in 1856, remaining there until 1861, when he moved to Nashville, with books […]


JONAS, Leopold

City: Nashville JONAS, Leopold, merchant; born Frankfort, Germany, April 15. 1856; German descent; son of Herman and Helen JONAS; father, merchant; educated in Germany; entered the mercantile business in early life, married Ricka HIRSCH, February 22, 1880; former President and now Director of Standard Club; director Y. M. H. A., […]


JOHNSON, Mary Hannah

City: Nashville JOHNSON, Mary Hannah, librarian; born Nashville, Tenn.; daughter of George S. and  Hannah (Payne) JOHNSON; received academic education at Nashville, Tenn.; entered the library work in 1899; took a technical course at University of Chicago; Librarian of Carnegie Library, Nashville, Tenn., since 1901; member of State Library Commission; […]


JOHNSON, Edwin Lee

City: Nashville JOHNSON, Edwin Lee, educator; born Mount Vernon, Ill., October 25, 1874; English-Irish descent; son of Adam Clarke and Margaret Ann (Sweeney) JOHNSON; father’s occupation, real estate dealer and abstractor; paternal grandparents John and Susannah (Brooks) JOHNSON, maternal grandparents John and Ellen (Golden) SWEENEY; educated Oxford, Miss., High School […]


JARRATT, William Vincent

City: Nashville JARRATT, William Vincent, minister; born Hickman County, Tenn., February 17, 1863; English-Irish descent; son of William Daniel and Mary (Carter) JARRATT; father, farmer and physician; paternal grandparents Daniel and Elizabeth (Clanton) JARRATT, maternal grandparents Abraham and Mary (Bray) CARTER; educated in city schools of Nashville; graduated from Masonic […]