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:  Tullahoma LUMLEY, W.E., Supt. City Schools; born Rootstown, O., March 29, 1858; son of John W. and Marie A. (Excell) LUMLEY; English descent; father’s occupation, veterinary surgeon and farmer; educated Mt. Union College, Alliance, Ohio, and State Normal College, Troy, Ala.; graduate of both colleges Ph.B. and Ph.D., degrees, […]


City: Nashville DEWITT, John H., attorney at law; born in Summer /sic/ Co., Tenn., September 21, 1872; son Rev. Marcus B. and Mary Hibbett DEWITT; Holland Dutch and Scotch-Irish descent; paternal grandfather, Dr. W. J. DEWITT; paternal grandmother, Mary (Beardin) DEWITT; maternal grandfather, John J. HIBBETT; maternal grandmother, Nancy (Parker) HIBBETT; […]

BINNS, John E.

City: Nashville BINNS, John E., doctor, tax assessor, Davidson County, Tennessee; born Davidson County, June 20, 1839; French-English decent; son of William A. and Mary Guinn (Garrett) BINNS; father was physician and surgeon; paternal grandparents Charles and ____ (Alexander) BINNS; maternal grandparents Thomas and Winifred (Ridley) GARRETT; educated in Davidson […]

SMYTHE, Frank D.

City: Memphis SMYTHE, Frank D., surgeon; born Kosciusko, Miss., March 10, 1867; English descent; son of Daniel L. and Emma B. (Oldham) SMYTHE; educated in common city schools; graduated Tulane University, New Orleans, La., M.D., 1891; married Sallie WARD, Oct. 14, 1890; member Knights Templar, Tennessee Club, Business Men’s Club; […]

YERGER, George S.

City: Memphis YERGER, George S., lawyer; born Memphis, Tenn., 1860; German-Scotch-Irish descent; son of Edwin M. and Mary (Henderson) YERGER; father’s occupation, lawyer; paternal grandparents Michael and Margaret (Shall) YERGER, maternal grandparents Anderson and Susan (Hamilton) HENDERSON; educated in Memphis public schools and Law School University of Va.; married Elizabeth […]


City: Memphis HUMPHREYS, Hugh, merchant, born in Shelby Co., Feb. 17, 1876; Protestant-Irish descent; son of James Henry and Ann Eliza (Ward) HUMPHREYS; father’s occupation, civil engineer; received common school education; began his business career as an office boy, later became stenographer and bookkeeper; then established the firm of Humphreys, […]

WARD, Harry C.

City: Greenfield WARD, Harry C., manufacturer; born St. Joseph, Mich., Jan. 23, 1877; son of Henry Charles and Mary Ann (Wilson) WARD; English descent; father’s occupation manufacturer; educated De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind., and Harvard University; graduated at the latter institution in 1899 with degrees of Bachelor of Science and […]