Webb’s School


MASSEY, Felix Matthias

City: Pulaski MASSEY, Felix Matthias, educator, co-principal Massey & Clark School, Pulaski, Tenn.; born Mulberry, Tenn., July 15, 1876; son of C. S. and Mattie (Dennis) MASSEY; Scotch-Irish descent; his father was a farmer; educated Webb School, Bell Buckle, Tenn., and Vanderbilt University; married Ota BOYD, June 24, 1903; member […]


GRIFFIN, Richard Watson

City: Tiptonville GRIFFIN, Richard Watson, physician; son of Franklin Hall and Lee Joiney (Babb) GRIFFIN; father’s occupation, farmer; educated at Webb School, Bellbuckle, Tenn., graduated Tulane University of La. Medical department, M. D., April 18, 1894; in early life was a clerk in general merchandise business; married Marguerite Ida FINCH, […]


RANKIN, Leland

City:  Nashville RANKIN, Leland, underwriter, bonds and casualty; born Nashville, Tenn., January 16, 1867; son David P. and Leonora Jane (Daniel) RANKIN; Scotch-Irish descent; educated Webb’s School, Bell Buckle, Tenn.; early business occupation, newspaper reporter, editor, manager; married Anne PORTERFIELD September 15, 1893; member Hermitage Club, Country Club; First Lieutenant […]


STOKES, Harry Shelby

City: Nashville STOKES, Harry Shelby, attorney-at-law; born Como, Miss., September 29, 1877; son James F. and Blanche (McGehee) STOKES; educated Stanton Military Academy, Webb’s School and Vanderbilt University; graduated Webb’s School and Vanderbilt University, LL.D., June 20, 1899; married May LINDSLEY January 8, 1901; member Odd Fellows, Masons; admitted to […]


NEWSOM, David Blair

City: Memphis NEWSOM, David Blair, attorney at law; born Memphis, Tenn., May 10, 1877; English descent; son of Allison Woodville and Emma Cordelia (BLAIR) NEWSOM; father’s occupation, produce and grocery merchant (retired); paternal grandparents John and Margaret (AIKEN) NEWSOM, maternal grandparents David and Nannie (WILKERSON) BLAIR; educated Webb School, Bellbuckle, […]


JERNIGAN, V. J.

City: Obion  JERNIGAN, V. J., physician; born Robertson Co., Tenn., in 1868; educated in Obion Co. schools, Webb Brothers Academy, Bellbuckle, Tenn., and McTyeire Institute, McKenzie, Tenn.; graduated Vanderbilt University medical department, M. D. degree, in 1900; took post-graduate course at New York Polyclinic, 1906, and Vanderbilt University, 1908; married […]


TOWNER, Justin D.

City: Memphis TOWNER, Justin D., dentist; born Lynnville, Tenn., May 12, 1877; son Justin D. and Samantha (Bugg) TOWNER; Scotch-Irish descent; educated Webb’s School, Bell Buckle; Wall and Mooney, Franklin, Tenn., and Vanderbilt University; graduate Vanderbilt University, D.D.S., April, 1898; married Mary Estelle WALL October 27, 1898; member Memphis Dental […]


JACKSON, Howell Edmunds

City: Nashville JACKSON, Howell Edmunds, fire insurance and real estate; born Memphis, Tenn., December 16, 1867; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Howell Edmunds and Sophia (Molloy) JACKSON; father, lawyer, United States Senator, Federal Judge, Justice of Supreme Court of the United States; paternal grandparents Dr. Alexander and Mary (Hurt) JACKSON, maternal […]