OVERALL, John W., farmer; U. S. Marshal; born Liberty, DeKalb County, Tenn., February 7 1855; son Wesley and Arena (White) OVERALL; paternal grandparents, Jacob and Sarah (Lawrence) OVERALL; maternal grandparents, James and Mary (English) WHITE; English-German descent; educated DeKalb Public Schools, Cumb. University; graduated Cumb. University 1877; A.B.; LL.B., 1881; married Mary OLIVER, daughter Luther OLIVER, Confederate Soldier killed in 1863; member K. of P., I. O. O. F.; Republican; 1881 elected County Superintendent DeKalb; served four years; 1888 U. S. Marshal Middle District Tennessee; again 1902, again 1906, again 1910; term expires March 10, 1914; served twelve years member State Central Republican Committee; delegate from Fifth District to National Republican Convention 1892; member Credentials Committee National Convention 1896; member Credentials Committee National Convention 1900; National Convention delegate 1904; delegate National Convention 1908; President Overall-Hows Hat Company; President Lebanon and Sparta (Tenn.) Pike Company; President Bank of Liberty, Bank of Auburn.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseans of To-Day. Memphis: Paul & Douglas Co, 1911.