HAROLD ADCOCK PHOTOS


Eliza McGuffy Adcock
mother of Harold Adcock
wife of Arch Adcock

Harold Adcock, ca 1915
Harold Adcox (Adcock)  1947 Harold Adcox (Adcock) , first on left

Bingham Family
Mattie Bingham (Adcock)
2nd from left
L-R: Lee Anna Isham Bingham
Robert Bingham
Dorothy Bingham
Mattie Adcock


Mrs. Edgar Rivers
Rockwood, TN

Harold Adcock

Stella ??

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Friends of Harold Adcock

# 2 – Unknown 

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Grade School Photo
Harold Adcock, center with necktie


Courtesy of  Don Adcox


NEWS CLIPPINGS – 1916


Central High School Honor Roll

First Grade:         Iva Levan, Henry Heidel
Second Grade:    Jessie Cooper
Third Grade:        Ella Crenshaw, Labon Summer, Mary Summer Iva Redmon
Fourth Grade:      Elsia Moates
Fifth Grade:         Lorene Davis, Nellie Hall, Parlia Henry
Seventh Grade:    Merida Byrd, Dixie Davis, Charley Newberry, Madge Ott, Ray Schubert, Roy Schubert,
Ida Taylor, Thelma Zumstein
Eight Grade:         Lee Davis, Marie Heidel, Edna Human, Eva Summer

HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
First year:         Orpha Clark
Second year:    John Joyner
Third Year:      Herbert Bales, Ed Conificius, Netta Clark, Lawrence Newberry, Blanche Ott

DOMESTIC SCIENCE
Cooking:  Eva Summer, Metta Clark, Otto Schubert
Sewing:    Anna Mae Joyner, Lesie Dean Levan, Emma Summer, Ida Taylor, Marie Heidel, Eva Summer James


 

 

Joyner and Pointer Barger, candidates for member of the County Board of Education, were calling on the voters.

Henry Davis and son, Vanus, went out to Marlow Friday to attend the funeral of Lum Smith.

Capt. T.G. Van Meyers, representating the French government, is spending the week in our burg purchasing mules and horses for army service.

TO ALL CONCERNED:
By reason of impending strike, effective at once, the O.N.O. & T.P., A.G.S.S.H. & N.E., C.B & C., and Belt of Chattanooga will not accept from shippers any shipment of live stock or perishable freight unless it can reach final destination by regular or usual schedule before September 2, 1916.
Any shipments of explosives or highly inflamable material will not be received.
Please see that shippers and receivers are notified by telephone or otherwise at once, also that local newspapers are given notice so that the informationmay be made available to all concerned.
(Signed)
W.T. Caldwell

The above information was added June 24, 2000……….


Marriage Licenses  and Marriages

January, 1916
Sam Key to Sarah Jane Potter
Lonas Armes to Dallas Dangher

February, 1916
Milton Gray to Mary Hedgecoth
Frank Douglas to Leona Stringfield

August, 1916
W.M. Greder to Stella Underwood
Herbert Staples to Bethie Brasel
Elijha Clark to Bessie Hill

October 1916
Hubert Freels and Della York, 9/28/1916
Martin Redmon and Della Arms
Andrew McDormick and Luverna Zumstein
George Bune and Wettha Jones
Harold Adcock and Mattie Bingham
Reuben Morgan and Lena Wehlhorn  (Mehlhorn?)
Ola Howard and Luverna Cox
(week of 10/20/1916)

December 1916
W. E. Kennedy & Ida Ridener
Geo Leach & Myrtle Gooch
Harry Carlton Jones & Ova Marie Creekmore
Joseph Cox & Dorothy Hall
James Back & Della Adkin
Haywood Wilson & Freddie Butler
Riley Justice & Myrtle Stewart -(see below)
Harry Kreis &  Ida Brasel
William T. Walton & Sarah L. Kinker
Wiley England & Flora Guffey
C. C. Todd & Matilda Jones
John Bradshaw & Maggie Jones
Daniel Webb & Othena Hall
G. Walker & Jennie Wright
Oscar Byrd & Anna McNeil
Chas Walls & Grace Butler
George Heidle & Etta Brown
L. E. Thornton & Oma Jackson
H. Conrad Wilson & Bessie Human
N. J. Stonecipher & Tressie Patrick
Riley JUSTICE and Myrtle STEWART were married by Esq. HOLDER, Dec. 16 1916, on the Pike a short distance east OF Wartburg near Gus Heidel’s.  They were sitting in an auto when the Esquire drove up, married them in short order as he was carrying the mail and could not tarry long on the job.

Harry  KREIS and Ida L. BRASEL were married Christmas morning and left immediately for Knoxville..
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OBITUARIES-1916

James H. GALLOWAY died Jan. 6th at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Griffith after a long illness.

Martin BROWN died in Atlanta, Ga. Jan 15th with pneumonia. He was a soldier in the US Service. His body was shipped to Burrville for
burial. He leaves a father and mother, two sisters and six brothers.

Martin C. BROWN, died Jan. 16, 1916 at Camp Gordon.  He was formerly from Burrville. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Brown who lived at Burrville.  Cause of death was pneumonia.

James T. BUCHANAN, a miner about 30 years of age from Dayton was killed in the CONGER MINES Wednesday by falling slate. He had worked here only two days.  The body was prepared for burial and sent to Dayton for interment.  He leaves a wife and two children. (August 1916)

P.J. CALLAHAN, 72, of Chattanooga died, 8/10/1916 at his home.  Burial in Cincinnatti, Aug 13, 1916.  He was for many years the
passenger conductor between Somerset and Chattanooga.

Infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jack BROWN was buried Aug. 14, 1916 at M.E. Church Cemetery Sunbright.

William HOWARD, born in Morgan Co., May 16, 1831, died Oct 17, 1916. He married Sarah Williams in 1858. They had seven children, 5 survive.  daughters, Mrs. T. C. DILLON. Mrs. Wilburn STOWERS, and Mrs. Gusty HOWARD.  Sons, Andrew and Perry Howard. Mr.  HOWARD joined the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War. Burial in Lavender Cem. Deer Lodge

Jim WOODRUFF, who a week ago stabbed to death JOHN McGINLY on the streets of Harriman, was arrested Saturday at Rockwood.  His preliminary trial was held Saturday afternoon and he was bound over to court with out bond.  He claims the stabbing was in self defense. (week or 8/13/1916)

DEATH OF ELIHU HOLDER
On July 25, 1916, Elihu HOLDER passed over the divide to the great beyond.  He was in his 73rd year. He was the oldest of seven children and was married in 1869 to Miss Laura SILCOX who died in 1882. There were six children to this union, two survive.About three years later he married Miss Sarah NICHOLS. There were three children to this union. He leaves a wife, 5 sons and 2 daughters. His remains were laid to rest in Liberty Cemetery on July 26.

Mrs. Jeff LAVENDER died week of Aug. 24, 1916.  She suffered a stroke about 2 weeks ago and never recovered.  She was 72 years old.  Burial in Pine Flat Cemetery.

Miss COLLINS of Hillsboro, Ohio. She owned several houses in Deer Lodge and spent the winters among us. (8/1916)

Joe W. LINDSAY of Chattanooga was killed Sunday in a head on collison between his motor cycle and a street car.  He was about 30
years of age and leaves a wife, father and mother, S.W. LINDSAY, and a sister. (8/31/1916)

Mr. HUNT of Michigan who bought the Thomas POTTER place near J.W. BURNS, committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor on Saturday evening.  He lived until Monday. (week of10/5/1916)

Mr. M. W. BUXTON, age 91, departed this life Oct.16, 1916. His wife, four sons, and one daughter are left to mourn his loss.

Mr. Joe THORNTON died Oct. 8, 1916. He  leaves a wife, sons and daughters to mourn his  departure.  His remains were laid to
rest in Liberty Cemetery.

Mrs. E. S. JONES. (week of,10/19/1916) burial in Winfield.

The three month’s old child of Esquire R. A. CROSS died last Sunday morning.  The afflicted couple have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement (week of 11/16/1916)

The sad news of the death of Rev. Joseph HERMIE, pastor of St. Anne Church at Deer Lodge and Stowers, was learned Monday morning. Interment in Philadelphia. (week of 12/14/1916)

Mr. A. HENKLE, a well known former resident of Glades, who moved to Chicago a few months ago, died suddenly Dec. 6, 1916.

Aunt Margaret JONES, wife of Mr. W. D. JONES died at Montgomery in her 78th year. She was born in Russell County Va., to Mr. & Mrs. CROMWELL, (Ed Note-Johnson and Anna JACKSON CROMWELL).  She married Daniel GARRETT in 1859. He was captured during the Civil War and died at Belle Isle. Daughter, Mrs. Chas. (Julia) BROWN survives of two children. June 27 she married W. D. JONES. One daughter, who married Wm. HOLSTON died about three years ago. Interment in Lutheran Cemetery. (week of Dec. 28, 1916)

Mrs. Dave JONES who lives close to the White School House, fell dead between her home and a neighbors on Tuesday evening.  A couple of boys who were near by heard her scream and saw her fall.  They ran to her aid but found her dead when they reached her side. (12/1916)

The sad news of the death of Carl SWIFT, which occured last Thursday at their home. He was a brother of one of our former Music teachers, Miss Lillian SWIFT.  (12/1916)

Aunt Eliza DAVIS died at the home of her son. J. M. DAVIS on Dec. 24, 1916 at the ripe age of 80 years
and was buried on Dec 25, in Burrville Cemetery. December, 21, 1916

We regret to give up another of our citizens, (Rugby), but the death angel came to the home of Mr. S.H. GILES and took away Mrs. Sol Giles from us.

OTHER NOTES AND NEWS 
January 1916
The weather has registered from five to seven below zero more than once.  Folks are doing with out coal because ice-covered hills are making it difficult to deliver.

August 10, 1916
Bert STEPHENS, who has been in the Navy for the past eight years, made this burg a call last week.  He was visiting his grandmother, Mrs. R.A. DAVIS.

Last Monday Aug. 7, was surely Birthday Day in Sunbright. On that day Hon. Wm. BULLARD celebrated his 56th, Mrs. Bettee ENGLAND her 44th, Chas T. SUMMERS his 40th, Arthur JUSTICE, 22nd, Miss Bessie
HUMAN her 17th and Elizabeth NEIL her 10th birthday.

Mr. Harry HALL and wife are slowly improving from typhoid fever.

Prof. John ALBERTSON and Miss Eva GALLOWAY opened school here on Monday morning of this week (8/10/1916)

Frank DOUGLAS  has given up his position at Catoosa and returned to the Emory.

Little Albert GARRETT is still peddling at Annadell.

Burglars entered the post office here (Coalfield) Friday night and relieved the cash drawer of about $100.  A box of pennies and the stamps were not molested. (8/10/1916)

A horse belonging to Sam WALLS near here was stolen Saturday night and ridden to Petros and turned loose.  Mr. Walls found his horse at Stephen’s Switch with one eye knocked out and otherwise badly abused.  Coalfield (8/10/1916)

Geo. P. McKETHUM and wife, who have been visiting his father, E.H. McKETHUM, have returned to their home in Cario, Ill, on Aug. 17th.

S.T. KIMBELL has purchased 300 acres on the pike road near Sunbright for $4,500. Property is advancing by leaps and bounds along the fines pike in the county!

August 24, 1916
Miss Lina ZUMSTEIN, 1st Asst. teacher in the Sunbright  High School, arrived here last Saturday.

One of the finest plantations in the county passed hands last week — The MAGNOLIA PLANTATION at Stowers formerly owned by S.T. KIMBALL.  Comprised in this estate is upwards of 2000 acres, residences, cleared lands, store buildings and barns.  A large Polish settlement adjoins this estate and a Catholic Church is on the property. The residence of James J. ENGLAND at West

Sunbright was destroyed by fire Sunday night about 8:30.   The fire was caused by a defective flue. August 31, 1916

Several investors here from Champaign, Ill. are expected here this wee to look at land around Stowers.

Next Saturday will see the big auction sale at Glades when Adolph HEINKLE will sell out. They are moving back to Chicago.

Fourteen cars of railroad ties were shipped from Sunbright last week.

Paul T. JONES, president of the Barbor Coal Co., spent Saturday and Sunday in Harriman.

October 5, 1916
Mr. M HUNT  of Michigan, who bought the Thomas Potter place near JH.W. Burns;, committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor on Sat. evening last.  He lived until Monday noon.

Roy HOWARD, son of Trustee Howard, blew in from Chicago Monday.
We reckon that the cold chilly winds off Lake Michigan were too much for his liking.

Rev. CALDWELL, (the circuit rider) of Burrville and his father of Lenoir City and Rev. A. C. PETERS were here Sunday.  The elder Caldwell preached an interesting sermon.

BOYLE FARM SOLD
S.T. KIMBELL of the Kimbell Land Agency closed up the largest sale of the year in selling the BOYLE Farm of 3500 acres for Oscar PETERSON to Judge C. A. BALES of Jefferson County. This plantation was founded by Lord MONTGOMERY BOYLE of London, England, who invested largely in the county in the early ‘80s, (1880s) together with the English investors who founded the Rugby settlement.

October 12, 1916
Henry LILES suffered the loss of his house by fire a few days since.  The fire was accidental.

Jesse QUINN went to Michigan as an escort with the body of Ben HUTCHINGS, where the remains will be buried.

Edgar RUFFNER and Edgar HOPPER left Monday for Morristown where they expect to attach themselves to some kind of a job.

Mrs. C. PETERS had a serious runaway a few days ago.  A young horse hitched to a buggy became frightened and ran away throwing the occupants from the buggy, considerable injuring the buggy. No one was seriously hurt.

Squire ADCOCK”S court was the scene Tuesday of a very exciting lawsuit, which as to nature is perhaps not duplicated in the court procedure of the county.  Harry GOUGE, who lives near here, was arraigned on the charge of a very grave statutory offence.  The alleged victim and accuser was little Miss Gertrude McDANIEL, aged 13 years.The accused was sent to jail until the next term of Circuit Court at Wartburg.

October 26, 1916
Earnest BARDILL, a quiet farmer of the Lone Mt. community of planters, was arrested and brought to town and tried at the Court House on Monday before Bruno SCHUBERT, a Justice of the Peace, the indictment charging Bardill with Forgery.  The proof showed a check drawn on the Oakdale Bank & Trust Co. by Riley JESTES to Enoch BARDILL and by Enoch BARDILL endorsed.  The check was dated Oct. 8th 1916 and was paid by said bank on Oct. 12, 1916, the check being for $10.00.  The warrant was sworn out by Riley JESTES who denied writing the check and charging said BARDILL with forging his name and getting the money on it.  The defendant was bound over to court, in $1000 bonds which he made and returned to his home that
evening.

Nov. 2, 1916
Mr. John KREIS took a load of potatoes to Oakdale Tuesday for Ben BYRD who had sold them to J.C. ALLEY at $1.00 per bushel.  He took another load today.

TWO MORE STEEL BRIDGES
The county Court met in special session and passed a resolution authorizing the Bridge Commission to let contracts for two more steel bridges to built across Clear Fork, one at Peters Ford and one at Brewster Ford. (re-print from Fentress Co. Gazette)

We regret to have to announce that about 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon the house of Mr. Pointer BARGER, who lives on the Wartburg and Petros Road about nine miles from Wartburg was totally destroyed by fire.  Mr. Barger is a poor man and has a large family who are turned out of home with only the clothes they had on.

November 16, 1916
The High School Students, who are under the supervision of Miss Sadie RAMSEY, will give a two hour play on the evening of Dec. 9, at 7 o’clock in the high school auditorium.

On Sunday last, St. Peter left the Gates of Heaven ajar and a bright little angel boy, wended its way down to earth and took up its abode in the happy home of Mr. & Mrs. J.E. TANNER We are please to announce that mother and child are doing nicley. November  30, 1916

The H & F E E R R is having some wells dug near the depot, and will erect a water tank here. (Coalfield)

Mart VANN, our barber, fell from his barn loft a few mornings since and sustained some very bad bruises, though no serious injuries.

R.D. McGLOTHIN, aged about 60 years, who is subject to epilepsy, fell from a railroad trestle a week ago during one of his attacks and was very seriously hurt. Since the accident he has been scarcely in a conscious condition and his life is dispaired of.

John B. YORK accidently fell from his wagon last Friday. The wagon which was loaded with crossties ran over him, dislocating his left shoulder and otherwise injuring him..  Drs JONES and EASLEY were called and soon set the bones.Mr. YORK is some better and at this writing is confined to his room.

There is quite a building boom in Wartburg. Some are building, while others putting up additons.

December 14, 1916
Mr. Clarence Brown met with a painful accident last Satruday in falling from a wagon he dislocated his elbow. (Burrville)

Mr. A. HENKLE a well known former resident of Glades, who moved to Chicago a few months ago, died suddenly Dec. 6th from the effects of a bad cold which settled in his lungs. (Deer Lodge)

During the sitting of the Grand Jury this week, the case of Ernest BARDILL, which was a bound over case from Squire SCHUBERT’S court held Oct. 23, in which Mr. BARDILL was held for his appearance at this term of court on a charge of passing a bogus check.The Grand Jury, after examing the witnesses, decided that Mr. Bardill was not guilty and refused to indict him.  Mr. BARDILL is a quiet and respectable citizen of the Lone Mountain Country.

JUST A WORD FROM RUGBY
We regret to learn that Friday, Dec. 22, will be the last day of our school here for the winter.  Our school has been taught this term by Mr. William Powell of the third district. Mr. Powell psosesses all the qualities which go to make a successful teacher.
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December 21, 1916 – Letters from SANTA:
Dear Santa: I am 5 years old, and of course I want lots and lots of things, but I am just going to ask for the things I want most and I will then expect to get them.  Please bring me a toy piano, a big doll and a teddy bear.  I was about to forget to tell you to bring me some irons to iron my doll clothes.  I shall expect what I’ve asked for, with lots of candy, oranges and apples.  Love to you and Mrs. Santa.     Charlotte Aytes, Frankfort.
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Dear Santa, I am a little boy 5 years old and I want you to bring me a little wagon and a toy dog and a horse and some apples, oranges candy and nuts.  The is all I will ask for this time. Good By.
Granville McPETERS
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Please Dear Santa: Bring us a doll, a little wagon and candy,
oranges and nuts and don’t forget our little sister Ava.  Please bring us a little lamp too.
Wilma and Lela Stone, Rockwood, Rte 3
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Dear Santa; I am a little girl 10 years old.  Please bring me a pair of gloves and a handkerchief box, and don’t forget my little sister, Tressie, and bring her an unbreakable doll and some candy; so good by Santa,
Georgia Dilbeck, Wartburg.
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We will pay 30 cents for Eggs and 25 cents per
pound for Butter, in cash.  SCHUBERT’S STORE.

December 28, 1916
A CARD FROM THE EDITOR OF THE BANNER
“A.F. NACE, editor of the Morgan County Banner at Oakdale, has been called to his home near York, Pa, hence this week’s issue of the Banner will be omitted.  Nr. Nace was called to his home to attend the funeral of his dear mother.

Mr. A. HONEYCUTT has been at Knoxville for the past two weeks
on the Federal Jury.

Mr. J. S. GREER has been suffering for two weeks with a sprained wrist which was caused while cranking his machine.  The little Ford kicked!

Mr. J.M. PETETT and family have returned from California.

Mrs. W.B. CRENSHAW and the children spent Christmas evening and
Tuesday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson ROBINSON.


COURT RECORDS -- 1916
August 10, 1916
Squire Adcock’s court was the scene of a lively legal tilt here Saturday.  
The MORRISON Brothers, proprietors of the Oliver Springs Brick Yard, were on trial for felonious assualt on William Settle.  The evidence pointed in opposite directions and the defendents were acquitted.

October 12, 1916
Squire ADCOCK’S court was the scene Tuesday of a very exciting lawsuit, which as to
nature is perhaps not duplicated in the court procedure of the county.  Harry GOUG
who lives near here, was arraigned on the charge of a very grave statutory offence.  The
alleged victim and accuser was little  Miss Gertrude McDANIEL, age 13 years.  The crime
is said to have been committed Saturday evening week near the Prudential Mines. 
Gouge was arrested by Constable W.H. WARD and brought before Equires ADCOCK 
and WEBSTER who after hearing the evidence of the little girl and  Gouge’s father,
committed the accused to jail until the next term of Circuit Court at Wartburg.  The State
was represented by Harvey Ward and the defendent by J.M. DAVIS and C.C.JACKSON

October 26, 1916
   BOUND OVER TO THE CRIMINAL AND LAW COURT
   Earnest BARDILL, a quiet farmer of the Lone Mountain community of planters, was
arrested and brought to town and tried at the Court House in Wartburg on Monday of this
week, before Bruno SCHUBERT, a Justice of the Peace, the indictment charging
BARDILL with forgery.  
  The proof showed that a check was drawn on the Oakdale Bank & Trust Co, by Riley
JESTES to Enoch BARDILL  and by Enoch BARDILL endorsed.The check was dated
Oct. 8th 1916, and was paid by said bank on Oct. 12th, 1916, the
check being for $10.00.
   The warrent was sworn out by Riley JESTES who denied writing the check; and
charging said BARDILL with forging his name and getting the money on it.
  Since a Justice of the Peace tries such cases on the probable cause of guilt and not upon
the reasonable doubt, the defendant was bound over to court, in $1,000 bonds which he
made and returned to his home that evening.

December, 14, 1916
  During the sitting of the Grand Jury this week the case of Ernest BARDILL, which was
a bound over case from Squire SCHUBERT’S court held Oct. 23, in which Mr.
BARDILL was held for appearance at this term of court on a charge of passing a bogus
check upon the bank at Oakdale.  The grand Jury, after examing the witnesses decided
that Mr. Bardill was not guilty and refused to indict him.  He is a quiet and respectable
citizen of the Lone Mountain country.

CRIMINAL AND LAW COURT 
Met Dec. 11, 1916 with Judge HICKS on the bench and  States Attorney W.H. BUTTRAM and Charles W. SUMMER, Clerk in attendance.

The following cases were heard and disposed of:

State vs:

W W CHRISTMAS, case nollied on costs. 
James BRANDENBURG, murder, continued 
James COFFEE, carrying arms, continued 
R. ANGEL and Chas. ARP, felonious assault, 
not guilty 
A.M. CARDELL carrying arms, not guilty 
William GOOCH, felonious assault, found 
guilty of simple assault, fined $40 and costs. 
Leon PEMBERTON and Abe LAMBERSON 
unlawfully selling liquor, continued 
Charles ROGERS, cruelty to animals, nullied 
J.F. EVANS, carrying weapons, continued by State.

State vs: 
W. COFFEY, keeping female dog, $5.00 and cost. 
Jas HANSFORD, drunkeness, nullie on cost 
Walter Williams,  nullied on costs 
Arch WEAVER,unlawfully selling liquor, fined $50 and sixty days. 
Adam DAUGERTY, carrying arms, fined $50 and thirty days. 
Adam DAUGERTY, selling liquor to minors, fined $25 and cost. 
Gilbert LANGLEY, carry arms, fined $50 and cost. 
A.P. GOLDSTON, et al forfiture, nullied on cost. 
Harvey GOUCH, rape, acquitted of rape and hung jury 
  on age of consent. 
Adam DAUGERTY, carry concealed arms, not guilty 
On Friday afternoon the court adjourned over to January 19, 1917 


 

MORGAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE MINES, MINE DISASTERS AND OIL WELLS


Information gleaned from past issues of the
MORGAN COUNTY PRESS AND MORGAN COUNTY NEWS AND OTHER PLACES


January 1916  
 Twelve miners were killed in an explosion of mine #3 of the Dar Dour Coal & Coke Co.  at Catoosa.  Seventy Five men were in the mines. All escaped except those killed outright.  
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 A new coal mine enterprise has been launched at Coalfield. H. B. Bowling & Co. have  leased the J. B. Webster mines and will begin operations as soon as weather permits.  


August, 1916  
    James T. BUCHANAN, a miner about 30 years of age from Dayton was killed in the  Conger Mines Wednesday by falling slate.  He had worked here only two days.  The body  was prepared for burial and sent to Dayton for interment.  He leaves a wife and two  children.  Mr. R. A. DAVIS, Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court went over to Petros Saturday and sold the property of the Petros Coal & Mining Co. under a decree issued  by the court.  The property brought $5000 and was purchased by James E. RHODES, trustee. One fifth of the purchase price was paid into court at the close of the sale.  This is  a new mine with fine steam coal. 

The Fodder Stack and Coal Company was organized at Petros Monday for the  purpose of taking over the property of the Petros Coal Mining Company, purchased bat  the  Court sale last week by J.E. RHODES, Trustee.  The company was organized with  
J.E. RHODES President, and general manager, J. M. DAVIS vice president, Frank SCHUBERT treasurer and C.H. DAVIS secretary. The mine will be operated under the  management of J. E. RHODES with A. W. EVANS as mine supt. This is practically a new  mine and some fine rich veins have been opened.  The present output is seven cars per day  which will be materially increased in the near future.  


October 12, 1916  
Squire ADCOCK’S court was the scene Tuesday of a very exciting lawsuit, which as to nature is perhaps not duplicated in the court procedure of the county.  Harry GOUGE,  who lives near here, was arraigned on the charge of a very grave statutory offence.  The  
alleged victim and accuser was little miss Gertrude McDANIEL, age 13 years.  The crime  is said to have been committed Saturday evening week near the Prudential Mines. Gouge was arrested by Constable W.H. WARD and brought before Equires ADCOCK and WEBSTER who after hearing the evidence of the little girl and  Gouge’s father,  
committed the accused to jail until the next term of Circuit Court at Wartburg.  The State  was represented by Harvey Ward and the defendent by J.M. DAVIS and C.C. JACKSON December 11th term of Criminal and Law Court:

State vs. Harvey Gouch, rape, acquitted of rape and jung jury on age of consent.  (Morgan County Press, 12/21/1916) 


October 16, 1916  
   The strike of the miners at the Coalfield Coal Co. Mines was settled satisfactorily top  the miners, all their demands being granted.  They now get 45 and 50 cents per ton instead of 40 cents as hertofore.  


October 19, 1916  
The Barbour Coal & Coke Co. are opening three new mines between here and Nemo. They are also building two new camps to accomodate the miners.  The mines are off the line of the M & F RR and the Railroad company have quite a large crew at work grading  branch lines out to the mines.  


November 2, 1916  
Petition in bankruptcy was filed in the United States District Court at Knoxville, October 26, 1916, by the Petros Coal Company.  The unsecured indebtedness was reported at $36,230.85, with assets orf $31,377.  Of the indebtedness, $32,000 is reported as due.  Henry M WINSLOW, treasurer, said to represent money loaned. The company’s plant is located at Petros.  


SPECIAL  
  W.H. Anderson of the 6th District of Morgan County was in Sunbright on Monday of  the week and informed your correspondent that he had located a large lake of oil underlying his farm and adjoining property.  He asserts the lake is from four to six feet  
deep and over half a mile square and lies only 417 feet below the surface.  This property  joins the Boyl  (Boyle?) farm recently purchased by Judge Bales and others of Jefferson  City and lays about five miles from Sunbright. 


December, 1917  
A MINE DISASTER  
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ALMOST AT OUR DOOR  
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Eleven Miners Killed at Catoosa  
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  As we go to press a report has reached us of one of the most horrible calamities that has ever happened in  Morgan County at Catoosa.  An explosion in the Coal mines at that place occured at 4 o’clock Wednesday  evening in which eleven miners were killed instantly.  From what we can learn the explosion was caused by a blast, causing a dust explosion. The following is a list of those killed:  
 Mat Hester  
 Ed East  
 Chas. Monday  
 Walter Shelton  
 Mr. Stone  
 Mr. Smith  
 Matt Mullins  
   We were unable to learn the names of the other four.  Dr. Byrd was summoned to Catoosa.  

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(Editor’s note: The following information has been submitted by Hugh Hyde):

Information listing those killed in a Catoosa coal mine explosion in December of 1917.  The list only contained 7 names.  I believe I have found the complete list of 11 miners killed.  I obtained the list from the Tennessee Death Index for 1914 – 1917.  
 

W. W. Bryant……………………….age 52 ……Death Index Record # 557  
O. J. Buttram ………………………..age 35…….Death Index Record # 562  
Will Carter…………………………….age 47…….Death Index Record # 560  
         (My Maternal Grandfather)  
Clarence Cecil Daugherty …….age 21….. Death Index Recor # 569  
Ed East………………………………….age 26……Death Index Record # 564  
Joe Hester…………………………….age 38……Death Index Record # 561  
Mat Hester…………………………..age 40…….Death Index Record # 567  
Alex Mann……………………………age not given….Death Index Record # 410  
Chas Monday……………………….age 30…..Death Index Record # 563  
Robert Moore……………………….age 30……Death Index Record # 440  
Matt Mullins…………………………age 30…..Death Index Record # 558  
 (comments and additions welcome)


December, 1954  According to Mr. Edgar Cheeley, Mine Supt., the Mallan-Ellison Coal Corp. will  suspend operation Dec. 31, 1954.   This is Morgan County’s largest industry and according to Mr. Cheeley, no plans to  
continue operation have been made.  At peak employment , the mine worked around 157 men and had an annual payroll of about $750,000.00.  The mines are located at the head of Emory River in the Ninth Civil District of Morgan County.  Mr. Cheeley stated that if  
they could just get fifty cents more on the ton, they could still operate.  [Morgan County News dated, 12/23/1954]  


June 29, 1961 
TWO MORGAN COUNTY MINERS INJURED  
IN CAVE-IN OF FORK MOUNTAIN MINE  
———-  
1 MINER STILL EMTOMBED  
RESCUE WORK CONTINUES  
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 Three of the eight man crew, THURMAN CARROLL, BILL ROSE and GEO. E. ERWIN who with his father, RAYMOND ERWIN, operated the mine, escaped with only minor injuries, and two, CLAUDE WOODS and his son, ROBERT WOODS, were rescued.  CLAUDE WOODS, 46 received a pelvic injury and his son ROBERT, age 19, could be rescued only after his right arm had been amputated.  
The bodies of Charles Kennedy, 28 and Herley Carroll, 18 were later recovered.  The body of Charles Seiber was recovered about 8 days later.  


 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS 
OF MORGAN COUNTY 


NAME STATE SERVED IN
Michael Arnold II
Ryle Rgt
Pennsylvania
Thomas Adcock North Carolina
Henry Begley Virginia
Daniel Blevins North Carolina
Thomas Butler North Carolina
John Craig North Carolina
John Crenshaw Virginia
William Davidson North Carolina/Virginia
Gabriel Fry Virginia
Meshack Green North Carolina
Joseph Griffith Virginia
   
Samuel Hall North Carolina
John Holland Pennsylvania
William Holland Maryland
John Holloway Tennessee
John Howard South Carolina
Thomas Knidred Virginia
John Lawson North Carolina
James McDaniel North Carolina
Nathaniel Milton North Carolina
Sebastian ‘Boston’  Ollis
b Germany 1743, d Morgan Co TN
South Carolina
   
Joseph Patton North Carolina
Williams Patterson Virginia
Able Peak Virginia
Clemmon Phillips North Carolina
Royal Price North Carolina
   
Charles Priestly South Carolina
John Reed South Carolina
Joshua Roberts Virginia
Joseph Stonecipher North Carolina
John Staples Virginia, d/ Morgan Co. TN, 28 June 1837
John Williams Virginia
Smith Willis Pennsylvania

COPELIN, BRO. JOHN ROBERT, age 100, passed away Sunday morning, February 13, 2005 at his home in the Mossy Grove Community. He was a member and past pastor of the Mossy Grove Primitive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Kohl Copelin, daughter; Virginia Copelin Marks, infant son; John Robert Copelin, Jr., brothers; Ray, Fred, Earl and Glen Copelin, Sisters; Marie Blank and Mildred Lueschen. Surviving; Daughters; Ruth Yetsko, of Harriman, Tn., Mary Sanders and husband, Lewis, of Clearwater, Fla., Anna Marie Annis, of Greeneville, Tn.
Martha Schrik, of Greeneville, Tn., Sharon Petersen, of Knoxville, Tn.
Kristine Hankins, of Knoxville, Tn. 20 grand children, 30 great grand children and 2 great great grand children.  Brother; Roy Copelin, Nampa, Id. Sisters; Mabel Irene Keehn, of Merrillville, Ind., Nettie Mae Adcock, of Loretto, Tn.
Frances Gimbel, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, 11 A.M. Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg. With Bro. Troy Thomas and Bro. Jimmy Barber officiating. Interment will be in the Mossy Grove Primitive Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 P.M. at the Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg.  [Schubert Funeral Home]