City: Memphis WARING, Roane, lawyer; born in Shelby C0., Tenn., July 20, 1881; English-Scotch descent; son of Thomas Roane and Elizabeth Bell (Ashe) WARING; father’s occupation, merchant; paternal grandparents Robert P. and ___________ (Henry) WARING, maternal grandparents Sheppard M. and Martha (Rogers) ASHE; educated at Christian Bros. College, Memphis, Tenn., […]

WARD, Francis Watson

City: Memphis WARD, Francis Watson druggist; born Huntsville, Ala., Jan. 6, 1860; Sctoch-Welsh [sic] descent; son of John James and Ellen Tyler (Young) WARD; father’s occupation, lawyer, captain in C.S. army; paternal grandparents Francis Watson and Mary (McKee) WARD, maternal grandparents Dr. William Tyler and Ellen Gordon (Stewart) YOUNG; educated […]


City: Memphis WILLINGHAM, John T., president and general manager Memphis Coffin Co.; born in Barnwell District, S.C., Aug. 30, 1861; when he was about four years old his parents moved to Columbus, Ga., where he was reared and educated; he began his business career when he was eighteen years of […]


City: Memphis WINKELMAN, Henry T., manufacturer “Staff of Life Bread;” born Memphis, Tenn., October 25, 1870; son Henry and Marie (Schlatter) WINKELMAN; German descent; educated Memphis Public Schools; married Arra Belle COWGILL October 16, 1906; was elected on the Reform ticket November, 1905, member of the Board of Public Works; […]

WILLS, Wirt James

City: Memphis WILLS, Wirt James, chairman water commission; born Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 1, 1863; English-French descent; son of Peter Branch and Anne Bott (Archer) WILLS; father’s occupation, merchant; paternal grandparents William and Ridley (Branch) WILLS, maternal grandparents Alexander and Mary (Hatcher) ARCHER; educated in the city schools of Memphis, Tenn.; […]


City: Memphis TRIMBLE, Frank, real estate; born Hazel Green, Ky., in 1840; educated in the schools of Kentucky; in October, 1862, he went to Illinois, where he remained two years, then came to Memphis; began his career as a merchant, and in 1884 he sold out mercantile business and engaged […]

TRIMBLE, C. Howard

City: Memphis TRIMBLE, C. Howard, lawyer; born Princeton, Ill., Nov. 13, 1859; son of Uriah James and Jane (Cook) TRIMBLE; father’s occupation, farmer; paternal grandparents Matthew and Lydia (Thatcher) TRIMBLE, maternal grandparents Caleb and Lucy (Clapp) COOK; graduated from Princeton (Ill.) High school, receiving classic diploma, in 1879; in early […]

TRIGG, William Winston

City: Memphis TRIGG, William Winston, cotton seller; born Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 11, 1868; English descent; son of William Winston and Narcissa (Sexton) TRIGG; father’s occupation, planter; paternal grandparents John and Elizabeth (Bailey) TRIGG, maternal grandparents William and Mary (Watson) SEXTON; educated at Memphis, Tenn.; entered the cotton business in early […]

WOOD, William Henry

City: Memphis WOOD, William Henry, life insurance agent; born Glastonbury, Conn., May 27, 1869; Irish-French descent; son of Moses D. and Julia (Cain) WOOD; fathers’ [sic] occupation, silversmith; educated in the public schools of Gastonbury, [sic] Conn.; in early life he entered the life insurance business; married Frances WEATHERFORD, Sept. […]