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WARING, Roane

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 […]


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 […]


PORTER, James Davis

City: Paris PORTER, James Davis, attorney-at-law; born Dec. 7, 1828; son of Thomas Kennedy and Geraldine (Horton) PORTER; father physician; paternal grandparents William and Hanna (Kennedy) PORTER; maternal grandparents Josiah and Nancy (White) HORTON; educated at Paris, Tenn., graduated from Univ. of Nashville, A. B., 1846; LL.D. conferred 1880; married […]


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 […]


SHANNON, James Edward

City: Sharon SHANNON, James Edward, physician and surgeon; born near Sharon, Tenn., June 23, 1864; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Henry Jefferson and Anna Eliza (Tansil) SHANNON; father, physician and surgeon; paternal grandparents James and Mary (Shannon) SHANNON, maternal grandparents Edward Albert and Caroline (Jenkins) TANSIL; educated in the country schools, […]


WILLINGHAM, John T.

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 […]


RYE, Thomas C.

City: Paris RYE, Thomas C., lawyer; attorney-general for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Tennessee; Democrat; residence Paris, Tenn. Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseans of To-Day. Memphis: Paul & Douglas Co, 1911.