MALONE, William M.

City: Sharp’s Chapel

MALONE, William M., farmer; born Hickory Valley, Tenn., Dec. 26, 1871; Irish and Dutch descent; son of James Fletcher and Sarah E. (Snoderly) MALONE; father, farmer; paternal grandparents John B. and Sally (Sharp) MALONE, maternal grandparents Daniel and Rachel (Whitten) SNODERLY; educated in the High Schools of Union and Anderson Cos., Tenn.; began his career as a farmer; went west in 1898, and was employed as manager of a coal yard, and after ten months’ service resigned and was employed in general mercantile store where he worked until latter part of 1899, when he returned to Tennessee and engaged in farming for one year, and then entered the mercantile business and had a postoffice established in place of business and was appointed postmaster, and continued in business until he retired and made the race for County Trustee, being elected to that office, and served two terms, 1904-1908; was elected to second term without opposition and had strong solicitation for third term; married Eula Lee GRAVES, Oct. 16, 1904; member Masons, I. O. O. F., has taken Past Master’s degree in each lodge and at present he is Worshipful Master in Masonic Lodge and D. D. G. M. in I. O. O. F.; Republican; member of M. E. Church, South; engaged in farming at Sharp’s Chapel, Tenn.

Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseans of To-Day. Memphis: Paul & Douglas Co, 1911.