John Hicks and Catherine Goddard Hicks

John was the brother of Judah Hicks Solomon, wife of William Riley
Solomon of Coalfield.

Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle and Aunt of Susan Gouge Daughtery

Photo submitted by Susan Gouge Daughtery

Bettie Jane Cook Gouge, wife of  William Henry Gouge of Coalfield,  Tenn. with her triplet sons in 1903.  Only one lived to adulthood, Hugh Jinks Gouge.

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William Henry Gouge and wife Bettie Jane, with son -in-law, Ezra McGlothin, Bessie Gouge McGlothin,Ollie Gouge Sampsel, Saddie Gouge Dill Hall, James Oliver, Robert Elmer, Lewis Arnold, Hugh Jinks. Missing from picture,  two of the triplets, Viola Gouge Smith, Harvey Cleveland Gouge and William Henry Gouge Jr.

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 This is the obituary of my great-grand mother Bettie Jane Cook Gouge. She lived and died in Coalfield, Tennessee and has many decendants in Morgan Co. whom I think will enjoy reading this. It was found packed away in her sister ( Julia Mann’s ) personal things after her sister died. Julia’s grand-daughter gave it to me.

      The funeral of Mrs.Bettie Jane Cook Gouge, who died at her home in Oliver Springs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 1932 at 5p.m. was held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Middle Creek Church, with Rev. Walls of that place and Rev.J.B. Tallant of Harriman, officiating.
Mrs. Gouge was born July 27, 1870 and was married to W.H. Gouge in 1888. To this union twelve children were born, 3 of whom await her coming in the Great Beyond.  Mrs.Gouge professed faith in Christ at the age of 13. She was a loving mother, a true wife and a kind friend. To know her was to love her. She is
survived by husband W.H. Gouge, six sons, Hugh, James, Elmer, and Lewis of Oliver Springs, Harvey of Kentucky;  3 daughters, Mrs.Saddie Dills of Jefferson City, Mrs. Viola Smith of California and Mrs. Bessie McGlothin of Knoxville;  3 brothers, L.O. Cook of Chattanooga, Grover Cook of Johnson City and Frank Cook of Harriman, and one sister, Mrs. Julia Mann also of Harriman: 22 grandchildren and one great grand-child. Interment was at the Oliver Springs cemetery.

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Courtesy of Susan Gouge Daughtery

William Thomas Liles
and
Susan Jane Langley Liles

.
William Thomas Liles born July 9, 1879 died March 15, 1963. Married Susan Jane Langley born July 14, 1881 died Jan. 6,1936. Parented five sons and four daughters, one of which was my grandmother, Rena Liles Gouge who raised me from birth.

Courtesy of Susan Gouge Daughtery

James Oliver and Rena Liles Gouge
of Coalfield

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Parents of Susan Gouge Daughtery

David and Laura Liles Brown and children, Reba, Saddie and Myrtle. Laura and David were  great-great-aunt and uncle of Susan Gouge Daughtery

JAMES HENRY OVERSTREET
b Jan. 27, 1858
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LUCINDA JANE JONES
b March 23, 1859

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Bible of
JAMES HENRY and LUCINDA (JONES) OVERSTREET

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FAMILY RECORD
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Marriages
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J. H. Overstreet and—
Lucinda Jones was Married

April the. 10 1883

Oscar Daugherty and
Stella Overstreet was married
August. 25. 1907

Burnella Bell Overstreet
Was Married August the 3 1911 to

Charley Abels

Luella Overstreet was
married April. 26 1916.
To Emos Elliott

Fred Overstreet was
Married March the 20 1919
To Savilla Clayton

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BIRTHS
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James. H. Overstreet. Was
Born. January. The. 27 1858

Lucinda. Jane. Overstreet
Was. Born. March. The. 23. 1859

Bessia Violey Overstreet—
Was. Born. June. The 2. 1884

Estella. Jane. Overstreet
Was born August the 31. 1887

Burnella Bell Overstreet
Was born August the 2 1890

James Bartley Calvin Overstreet
Was born November the 10 1892

Luella Cathrine Overstreet

was Born
Feb the 9. 1895

James Omer Daugherty. Was
Born. November the 10. 1908

Burnella Florence Daugherty
Was Born ? the 28. 1911

Ralph Ables Born June 12, 1912

Christine Daugherty Born
July 20 1913

Edward Ray Ables was
Born June the 2 1915

Oren Eugene Daugherty
Was Born April 15 1916

Harry Kenneth Elliott
Was Born March 6. 1917

Charles Able was born May
22 1918.

Lucy Hellen Elliott
Was born Sept 22 1919

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DEATHS
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Bessie. Violey Overstreet
Died. April. the. 30. 1885

February. 13. 1886. My baby
Was born and died The same. Day. Mr
Jas. H. Overstreet father Lucinda Jane, the
Mother of the Babe.

May the 16 Mrs. Loucinda
Jane Raby died 1888

May the 10 1891 My Mother
Was (departed?) from this world
In Death. Nevie Jane Overstreet.

Feb the 5 1901 Sarah Rissel (Russell)
Died in faith of the Lord

July the 24 1902—
Died at hur home near M. Staurs

Mrs. Marthey Jane. Jones Died July the

24 May God bless hur
in hur. Deth May God bless hur

W.C. Overstreet died Feb the
24. 1908.Chapter. 14 of
(?) (?) 11 (?) died in
the hands of the Loard. May
God bless him for.Ever

B.R. Jones— Died July the 3, 1903

Perlia Overstreet. Died July the 22. 1906

Mr. Johnie Overstreet
Died June 14, 1925
And was Buried 15 1925

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Courtesy of Pat

 News Clips – 1919


SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
The press will be thankful for items for this department, either by telephone, mail or in person.  Telephone No. 24.

Mr. T. WEIDEMAN expects to leave for Hot Springs, Ark., after the fair to take the baths there.

Edison MELTON has been discharged from the Army and has returned home.

Married:  Walter THORNTON and Dora BARDILL, Feb 28, 1919

Mail contractor, M. M. GOAD has his “Tin Lizzie” out of commission and Arlow RYON is carrying the mail.


Marriage Licenses issued

Week of March 7, 1919
Luther Wheeler to Fanny Belle Hickman
James Massengale to Corda Price
Fred Lehman to Lena McGuffey
Walter Thornton to Malinda Stringfield

Week of March 21, 1919
Fred Headrick to Emma Langley
John G. Fletcher and Ella Frogge were married March 8, 1919

Week of March 26
James Bunch to Nancy Daughtery
Lawrence Howard to Bell Hawn
Daniel Choates to Amanda Griffin

Week of April 18, 1919
John Lester to Bertha Holloway

Week of April 19, 1919
Edward H. Jackson to Edith Hudson
Charles Monday to Versie Reynolds
Hansford Brewer top Dora Armes
Samuel Armes to Bertha Shields

Week of May 23, 1919
James McKeethan to Mattie Grant
Arthur Barnett to Ocie Ooten
Tom Hardie Stringer to Albertie Willis

Week of May 31, 1919
John Phillips to Clara Griffith
Oliver K. Shannon to Ida May Davidson
J. M. Lambrith to Maxie Ried
Vannie Henry to Mandie Hawn

* * * WEDDING * * *
And it came to pass in the reign of Woodrow the First, that Oliver of the tribe of Shannon of the Village of Sunbright said unto his mother, ‘I pray thee allow me to go the village of Burrville and choose a wife among the
daughters of the tribe of Davidson.’   And his mother said, ‘My son, as thy heart desires and as thy soul longeth, go and choose a daughter of the tribe of Davidson, and may the Lord be with thee.’And it came to pass that Oliver rose up and came to the house of William of the tribe of Davidson, and said, ‘I pray thee let me take to myself
Ida, of you household to wife.  And William replied, ‘as thy soul longeth so be it unto thee.’  And it came to pass that they were married and lived happy ever after.  [Morgan County Press dated June 6, 1919]
**
Marriage Licenses  July 1919
Arthur Martin to Edith Jester
Hobart McCartt to Mary Ethel Hall
Luther Edmond to Laura Jestes
M. V. Jackson to Phenia N. Galloway

Week of July 12, 1919
Will C. Liles to Lizzie Hudson
Carl Blankenship to Eula Kesterson
Luther Hall to Amanda Melton
one listed as “don’t publish”

Week of July 25, 1919

Floyd Cole to Ruth Murry
Charles Barger to Rosa Owens
Week of August 1, 1919
Horation Shaver to Myrtle Owens

Week of August 8, 1919

William H. Shoemaker to Cynthia Dahuff, (Married Aug. 7, 1919)
Luther Barnes to Kate Johnson
Joseph Cooper to Mary L. Honeycutt
Arthur Sampsel to Mary Jackson

Week of August 15, 1919
Chas. E. Trew to Elsie Phillips

Week of August 22, 1919
Fred Ehme to Flora Carler


Emerich OOLAH who has been working in Cleveland, Ohio, died suddenly of the flu last week in that city. His wife and children left Saturday to attend the funeral.

Geo. OLSON, a first class private in the U. S. Army is home on a furlough from France, proudly wearing two gold chevrons, indicating 12 months of over seas service.

SITTING EGGS, from purebred S. C. Rhode Island Reds, $1.25 per sitting of 15.  N. Jacks, Lancing, Rt. 1.

Sheriff  SCOTT handed in several booze fighters, Friday.  Our sheriff is trying to do his duty.
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Mr. HAMBY of Glen Mary, who is Deputy United States Marshal brought in an old copper tank  Friday, which had been used for making Wild Cat whiskey.. Mr Hamby has destroyed five stills in the past two weeks.  Most of these stills which he destroyed were located in Scott County.  From the signs there seems to be a splendid chance to destroy several stills in Morgan County.  We are hoping  that Mr. Hamby will locate in Morgan County.
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Thorwald STRAND has purchased lots from Mrs. Fred PHILLIPS, on which he is building a fine residence.

Mack GUFFEY has moved over to the Geo. HOWARD farm.
It is reported that Sgt. Alvin C. York, the hero of the World War is to be married, June 7, 1919, at the picnic to be given in his honor at the Old Camp Ground.  Gov. A. H. Roberts will officiate.


 “SCHUBERT’S GROCERY SPECIALS

Royal Flour  $1.40 per bag
Pink Beans 9 ½ ¢ per lb 
One lot mixed beans 7 ¢ per lb
Granulated Sugar 10½ ¢ per lb
Extra Evaporated Peaches 14 ¢ per lb. 
Best Burning Oil 15 ¢ per gal

 


ROSE, TENN
Cordell Hull of Dayton, Ohio, was calling on Miss Charlotte Morton.

Most all the farmers are done planting corn here
.
Mrs. G. M. York and daughter, Edith were in Rockwood last week.

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Dunkleburg of Rugby Road visited here Sunday.

Misses Mae Blair of Allardt and Rebecca Galloway  of Sunbright visited Mr. J. C. Hicks last week.

 


SUNBRIGHT
Mrs. S. N. Hutcherson and little daughter, Lena, of Oakdale were the guests of her Parents, Mr. & Mrs. James McCartt, Sunday.

Mrs. James England of this place was called to Lancing Friday morning by the very serious illness of her husband, who was clerking in the store for Mr. A. P. Brown.  They took him to Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Knoxville.
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Work on the pike between Sunbright and Deer Lodge is moving along nicely.

Mr. Ruben Hurtt of Huffman Switch is moving into Mr. B. H. Humans house back of the Grist mill.

Jesse Davis is improving after a long sick spell of Typhoid fever.


DYLLIS, TN.
The funeral of  Eli Mays  wife was preached at the same time of the Memorial Day services at Prospect.

W. A. Cooper made this office a call Saturday.
BURRVILLE

J. S. Smith celebrated is 77 anniversary last Sunday. Guests were Dr. & Mrs. Easley, Rev. T. V. Peters of Harriman, and Mr. & Mrs. Nitzschke.

Mr. & Mrs. H. V. Easley went to Athens, Tn., last Sunday to see their daughter Violet,  receive her high school diploma.

Ben Jacks of Cincinnati, spent a few days with home folks.

Mr. Claud Goldston and Henry Taylor of Oakdale and Arlo Ryon of Deer Lodge were calling on the Galloway sisters, Catherine, Lillie and Charlene on Sunday.

Mr. Hurshul Peters has returned from France “Looking Good”.

Miss Margaret Morgan and Geo. F. Galloway were the dinner guests of Mr. & Mrs. O. K. Shannon.

 


MILL CREEK

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Joe Freels on March 17th, a fine boy.

Mrs. Martha Lindsay died at her home, Tuesday night, March 15.  She leaves her husband and ten children to mourn her loss. Her remains were laid to rest in Mill Creek Cemetery.

Sept. 19, 1919
When the Knoxville mob broke down the jail doors it released one prisoner against his will.  He was due to serve eighteen days, and didn’t want to get in trouble by leaving, but the mob told him to get out or they would kill him.  He got out!
Shoe manufacturers say the price will not go higher but 1920 should see a decline.  A fine feat!!

More Marriage Licenses issued

Week of September 5, 1919

Felix Melton to Nellie Jestes
Bert Shoat to Nellie Hayden
Walter Best to Vada Adams
 
Week of September 12, 1919
Nathan Robbins to Myrtle Neeley
Joe Sexton to Lillie Smith
Chas. Poston to Sarah Wilson
Chas. Daniel to Julia Dunn

Week of September 20, 1919
Jopnes Davis to Flora Dyer
C. B. Hawn to Maggie M. Davis
Earl Freels to Nellie Langley
Wm. A. Coffman to Oma A. Watson

Week of October 3, 1919
Lee Walker to Marie Fletcher
Lee Morgan to Ida Taylor
Wesley Brannon to Charlene Barns

Week of October 10, 1919
Alex Smith to Mary Byrd
Carl Gunter to Amy Garrett
Floid T. Wheeler to Francis M. Bradley
Robt. Roddy to Grace Jack

Week of November 14, 1919
Willie R. McDaniel to Bessie Summer

 
Week of December 4, 1919
A very quiet and simple wedding took place on December 4th at the home of Mr. & Mrs. John Owen.
Miss Nina Owen and Mr. Oliver Galloway were united in marriage by Rev. John Peters.

 
Week of December 12, 1919
Miss Anna Heidle & Mr. Walter Bardill were married at the Lutheran Church. Attendants were Misses, Marie Heidle & Edith Bardill, Otto Schubert and Ed Heidle. Mr. Bardill has recently returned from oversear where he served in the 3rd division.

Walter J. Bardill to Anna H. Heidle
Rupert W. McCurley to Ollie F. Cecil
Miss Adkins and Munsom Heover got married last Sunday.
Week of December 13, 1919
Mr. Asmer Kenneth Johnson of Sunbright, and Miss Geneva Batson Crumley of Covington, Ky., were married December 13, 1919 at the home of the bride in Ky.
 WAR BRIDES STUCK!
The Y. W. C. A. assisted 3,600 war brides in coming to the United States from Europe, and, as is known, only one of these brides went back. The war brides stuck! Their husbands, while on duty in France, offered them a home in America, whenever they got back, and we feel sure that most all of them will make good wives. It takes some grit and love to make a wife leave her own native land for a strange county she has never seen, and only knows through her visiting husband


*VICTORY LIBERTY LOAN CONTEST* 
Six German Helmets will be assigned to Morgan County to be distributed as premiums as follows:
One Helmet to the man selling the greatest number of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the woman selling the greatest number of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the man selling the largest number of dollars worth of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the lady selling the largest number of dollars worth of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the boy selling the greatest number of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the girl selling the greatest nuimber of Liberty Bonds.
Should the same party sell both the greatest number of Bonds and the largest number of dollars worth, the second Helmet will be awared to the party selling the second greatest number.
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SOLDIERS BEING  DISCHARGED IN 1919 

Jesse Brewster – Rainbow Division  
Phillip Hall  
Dot Bird  
Theodore Basler  
Lawrence Joyner  
Jack Ramsey  
Arthur Duncan  
Roy Morgan  
Sgt. Walter Kries – 82nd Div  
Ed. C. Peters  
Roy Morgan  
Lt. Lester Davis  
Pvt. Hydle Brown  
Jones Davis  
Walter Human  
Joe Mosier  
Kenneth Johnson  
Henry Dundeberry  
Corp Asmer K. Johnson  
Clyde Neil 
Heidel Brown  
Harrison McCann  
Will Cromwell  
Hill Byrd – Old Hickory Div.  
Carl Kreis – 30th Div.  
Joe Summer – 30th Div.  
Carson Brown – Old Hickory Div.  
James McKeethan – Engineering Corp.  
Casper Norman  
Ernest Erickson- Old Hickory Div.  
Vernon Parrott – 30th Div.  
Oscar Human  
Walter E. Human  
Wilburn Hall  
Mark Hambright  
Everet Jones  
Carl Trew  
Dudley Holloway  
Harvey Bullard  
Fred Bullard 

MARRIAGE LICENSE 
Issued the week ending Sept 13, 1919

Charley McKinney to Lena Jordan
Mart Balinger to Delphia Kesterson
A. S. Terrel to Edith Clark


REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS 
Recorded in the Register’s office for the week ending Sept 13th, 1919.

R. A. Davis C. & M. to J. C. Alley 1 lot 10th district $65.
R. A. Davis C. & M. to J. C. Alley, lots in Oakdale, $500.
J. C. Alley and wife to Mr. I. N. Williams, lots in Oakdale, $500.
L. Risedan and J. W. Hall to Mrs. I. N., Williams, 2 lots, 10th district, $200.


SCHOOL NEWS 
The ‘Pie Supper” for the benefit of the Library on Saturday night was a most enjoyable occasion. $59.75 was received for the Library case and books.

The shipment of books expected for over a week has arrived at Mr. Holder’s.

Chapel Tuesday was had under the management of the 7th grade. Friday the 6th grade will have charge.


REMEMBER, THE MORGAN COUNTY FAIR WILL BE HELD AT DEER LODGE,
SEPT. 23, 24, 25, AND 26, 1919.
LET EVERYBODY ATTEND.

 


October 31, 1919   The first week after losing our chief compositor our paper was a failure; last week we got a left-handed paper; next week we expect to get a cross-eyed paper, and the next a one-legged paper and the next a one ‘hand’ paper.  If you are not already a subscriber, you had better subscribe and keep up with all these startling things.  Only $1.00 a year.  It is worth more than that.


 Lea & Sirean Neil of Banner Springs are the proud parents of a bouncing nine pound baby boy.  He is  the name sake for his grandparents, William Neil and Shade Beatty. (May 23, 1919)

Rev & Mrs. Gamble of Sunbright are receiving congratulations on the birth of a daughter. (July 1919)

John E. Williams of Wheat, Tn., has bought a new Ford Car and is enjoying himself riding.  (July 1919)

Peter Strand of Deer Lodge, left for more fertile fields in the carpenter line, over in “Old Virginia.”

Chas H. Cromwell, who moved to Allart some months ago, is now moving back to Burrville. (April 1919)

John Owen and family spent Saturday and Sunday at Banner Springs.  (April 1919)

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Galloway formerly of Oakdale, are moving back to Sunbright. (March 21, 1919)

Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Beaty of near Banner Springs, lost their darling little baby Thrusday morning. (Dec, 5, 1919)


NOTICE

Brasel & Sons have placed in my hands for collection, their mercantile accounts.  All persons owing said firm, please call and settle and save cost.   T. A. Morris, Attorney

NOTICE
I wish to announce to my friends and customers that I am now in the mercantile business again. A list of a few of the things I have to offer:

Men’s Khaki pants $1.25 – better grade $2.00
Dress Shirts  90 cents
Pure Lard 35 cents
Hams  42 cents 
Dry Salt Extract 35 cents

T. A. HOOD, LANCING 


ANNOUNCEMENT
To the Republicans of Morgan County
I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff, subject to the Republican Primary to be held  December 20, 1919. If elected, I shall endeavor to discharge the office in a business like manner and to perform my duty according to law and be governed by the processes that are put in my hands to the best of my ability.
I was born and raised in Morgan County and have always supported the Republican Party.  I am a poor man and need the office, and having made the race two years ago and was defeated, I feel now that I am entitled to the office this time.
Respectfully,
W. M. Holder


January, 1917

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Williams are the proud parents of a fine baby girl which came to their home Sunday morning week

Ross Williams came in Sunday Morning from Island Ford for a couple days rest.

W. M. Shannon and Miss Lilie Duncan were married Wednesday afternoon at the residence of John A. Jones.

February, 1917

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Phillips were blessed with a nice baby girl for their Christmas Present.

John Holland blew into town a few days since, enroute to his headquarters at Banner Springs.

Dr. T. W. Nash married Conrad Nelson and Bessie Human Saturday at Sunbright. May all your troubles be little ones, Conrad!

Mr. & Mrs. Thorwald Strand started on an overland trip to Harriman Monday, but became stuck in the mud beyond Liberty Church and returned home sadder, but a good deal wiser.

Wartburg experienced four of the coldest days in the history of the oldest inhabitant. It culminated Sunday in a regular North Dakota blizzard and snowstorm.


JOHNSON HOTEL, SUNBRIGHT, DESTROYED BY FIRE 
One of the most destructive fires which has visited Sunbright for many years, occured last Friday evening.
The fire is supposed to have been caused by a defective flue.  The hotel was valued at some six thousand
dollars and was insured for $3,500.  The furniture loss was about $4,000, on which there was $2,000
insurance we were informed.  The second building burned was owned by Russ Freels and
was occupied by Mr. Saufley. The loss was complete as there was no insurance.


Mrs. John Estes, wife of Richard Estes, died at home in Coalfield on Monday morning of last week.

Many of the friends of Mrs. Geo Babcock, of Burrville,  met at her home with well filled
baskets and gave her a birthday surprise on February 10th.

DO IT NOW! 
Send us the price of a year’s subscription.  We need the money.


March, 1917 
We extend to Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Brown, our sympathy in the death of their son, Harry.
We knew him as one of the natures noble young men.

Mr. Ben Jacks returned home Friday from Ludlow, Ky.

Measles and whooping cough is raging through our town.

The Misses Phenice and Eva Galloway gave a Valentine Party at their home on Feb. 14.
All present enjoyed the evening to the limit.  At a late hour refreshments were served.

Charles Davis and family of Roane County have moved to Coalfield and
occupy the Davis property on the creek.

Look to your potatoes and see if they are frozen.
*
Mr. Roy C. Craven of Kingsport, and Miss Edna Pearl Morris of Wartburg,
were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon of last week, February 7th.
The ceremony was preformed in the parlors of the Hotel Bristol.  The
ceremony was performed by Rev. Adolphus Kistler.
Mrs. Craven was the youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. T. A. Morris
and was one of the most popular young ladies of Wartburg’s younger set
The Press adds  congratulations.
*
John Wilson of Stephens and Miss Mamie Jarnagin of Coalfield,
were married Sunday February 4th.

April, 1917 

Walter Adkisson has embroidered the western edge of his place with a multiform fence.

The new telephone line is stretching its slow and weary length from Oliver Springs to Coalfield.

Bruno Schubert has for sale one 2 h pr Waterloo Gasoline Engine,
second hand, will be sold cheap.  Price, $25.
*
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Scott, who have been living near Indianapolis, Ind.,
returned last week and are in Wartburg visiting friends and relatives.
*
Rev. J. S. Clark celebrated his seventy-sixth birthday, March 25 at his home in Lancing.
*
On Monday evening, Olive, the eleven year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. I .J. Human,
was given a party in honor of her birthday.
*
Whose duty is it to see that the Court House yard is cleaned up?  It is high time something was done to it.
Get together everybody  and have a town clean up week before court convenes on April 9.
*

The young men are taking refuge from patriotism by marrying, as they understand that
single men will hustled to the front first.  So, on last Sunday, a number of weddings
were reported.  Coalfield comes forward with two:
Frank Fink and Blaine Coker:
and, William Bryant and Alice Langley.
Also Oliver Campbell of Oliver Springs, and Ethel Brummitt of Coalfield

Marriage Licenses Issued for the Month of April, 1917

Charles Pearson to Sebba Pearson
David Smith to Rachael Cooper
William Bryant to Alice Langley
Rudolph Ruppee to Bertie O. Presswood
Herwan Frogge to Myrtle Smith
Ruben E. West to Myrtle Jones

William Ford to Nessie Llels? or Liels?
Earl Rayder to Icy V. Keathley
Virgil H. Neeley to Hattie Lewallen
Will Adkins to Anna Bransteter
Thomas Jordan to Ethel Hawn

May, 1917 

Andy Langford’s new mill has followed the State of Tennessee and gone ‘bone dry,”
necessitating the closing down of the mill and  giving his men an opportunity of making something to eat.

Col. John Moser of Jefferson City, with the aid of M. M. Goad, has picked up a car of cattle and hogs.

Mr. Pearl Huiskins and Ms. Ethel Simpson of Oakdale were married Sunday Evening at the home of W. Z. Strickland.

Lottie Wilson and H. M. Taylor were united in the Holy Bonds of Wedlock by the Rev. I. C. Whaley
at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Verdie Jones.

The Marriage of Virgil Neeley and Hallie Lewallen was quietly soleminzed on April 26, by Esq. J. D. Young at the home of the bride’s parents. The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lewallen. The groom is the son of B. J. Neeley of Glen Mary.
IMPORTANT MASS MEETING   There will be a Mass Meeting and Food Preparedness Conference on SATURDAY, MAY 5th, 1917 at the Court House, Wartburg at l:00 p.m. Every farmer, business man and citizen is iinvited to be present Come and bring your neighbors.
WHITE RIBBON SANITARIUM  MOUNTAIN DIVISION  WARTBURG, TENN.
Will be open for the accomodation of patients and guests.

Director – Dr. C. C. Quale of Chicago

June, 1917 

Miss Ethel Robbins of Oakdale is visiting her sister, Mr. N. D. Byrd.

There will be an Ice Cream Supper Saturday Evening on the Masonic Lawn for the benefit of Mr. Decatur Davis.
Mr. Davis is not able to work and he has 4 or 5 children.

The whooping cough is raging in this section.

Little Annie Mike & Johnny Szymbroski, while out cattle hunting last week, got lost in the woods, being out all night and finding their way to Lancing where word was sent to their parents.

 


July,  1917 

Little Lester England, son of Mrs. Bessie England, is very sick at present.  It is feared he has typhoid.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Kennedy of Burrville, on the 17th, a big boy.

James Scott is low with typhoid fever.

Rev. T. V. Peters and Prof A. Peters were called to Knoxville to the bedside of their mother, Mrs. M. J. Peters who was very sick.

Oscar Stonecipher and Miss Nora Wilson were united in marriage, Saturday afternoon about 2:00 o’clock.
Esquire Joyner performed the ceremony.

Married July 22, Mr. Carson and Miss Artie Fairchild.  We wish the young couple much happiness.
*
Marriage Licenses Issued during the month of July, 1917
*
John R. Neathery to Sephia O. Cooper
Oscar Stonecipher to Nora Wilson
William H. Walker and Delia Buel
Loda Loyd to Gertrude H. Hamby
Charles White to Zollie Cook
Wesley Dowlan to Carrie McAllister
Carson Brown to Artie Fairchilds
A. J. Lankford to Clara Dixon
Herbert Fairchilds to Pearl Freels
Oron Huntger and Edith Hyde
John Bradshaw to Sarah Bray
Alex Walls to Mamie McGlothin
J.G. Mines to Elizabeth Johnson
Edward Young to Josie Freels

August 1917 

The typhoid patients, Mr. Peter Donohue and Masters  Ira Brown , Lester England and Ben Cooper are all improving nicely under the treatment of Dr. Jones.

Mrs. F. A. Bacher of Chatt., who together with her husband and children,
are spending the summerwith Mr. Bates near Annadale.

Russell Freels will begin work on his new dwelling  just across the street from the Johnston Store in a few days.

A pie supper was given at the school house near Union Church last Saturday night. Sheriff Byrd was the fortunate winner of a nice cake for being the ugliest man present. The boys all bid like they had just had a pay day.  We wish to compliment the young ladies on being such good cooks.   $51.00 was raised.

Joe Summer, a nephew of our Circuit Court Clerk, Charles W. Summer, went to Harriman a few days since and joined Co. C., 2nd Tenn and is now enjoying a soldiers life.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Kennedy of Burrville on the 17th, a big boy.

Mr. Walter Patching of Oakdale spent a few hours with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Gee Patching Sunday.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Knight on August 1st, an heir.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Wilson, the seventh boy.

Torvale Strand is wearing a size larger hat occasioned by the arrival  of a son and heir Tuesday Morning.

Florence Gunter of Lancing is sick with fever.

Wesley Greer is sick with typhoid.


103 men were called for service by Morgan County Local Board on Aug., 27, 28, and 29.


Mr. A. J. Cromwell of Port Arthur Texas has been in Morgan County for 3 or 4 weeks. He has been in Texas for six or seven years.


September 1917

Born to Rev. and Mrs. S. E. Taylor on Sept. 20th, a fine boy.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. J. H. England on Sept. 17, a fine boy.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Hugh K. Jones, another Democrat, born Sept. 16th.

The whooping cough scrouge of this community has subsided.

Lincoln Adams of  Deer Lodge celebrated his being drafted into the Army by stealing away and marrying Miss Perkins of Knoxville.  A charming young lady, who is the daughter of Frank Perkins.

Esq. H. H. Pittman and Mrs. Betty England were married last Saturday night. Judge Wm. Bullard officiating.

Robert Morgan and Miss Icy Patterson were married at the home of William Potter on Flat Fork Saturday evening by Esq. P. W. Holder.

The home of Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Ferguson was the scene of a wedding on September 6th. Friends and relatives assembled in the parlor when Mrs. Fergusons brother, Mr. Harvey Bullard, entered from the sitting room with Miss Ruth Goldston on his arm. Mr. Bullard is the son of Judge Wm. Bullard of Sunbright.  The bride is the daughter
of Mrs. L. Goldston of near Oakdale.

***NOTICE***

I will, on October 4, 1917, in front of the J. J. Johnson Store at Oakdale, at one O’Clock, offer for sale and to the highest bidder, for sale and to the highest bidder, for cash in hand, one pair of Mules and Harness wagon and chain, known as the BOLES MULES. Nice clean trim mules in good shape Come and see them.

Jno H. Bingham

Jack Frost done considerable nipping last week.

Carl Schubert’s present address is
Carl Schubert, Co K,
103 Machine Gun Battalion,
Camp Sevier,  Greenville, S. C.

Edward F. Garrett, Lincoln Adams, Lindsay Hall, all of  Deer Lodge, have joined the Colors. Deer Lodge feels assured they will carry the flag with honor.

Henry McClure and wife of Knoxville, formerly of Coalfield, came out Saturday and sold their home to Albert Ruffner.

Martin Galloway and Adra Howard were married at Deer Lodge Sunday afternoon by Dr. Nash.

Mr. F. Stezewski and Mrs. Falda were married last week.  Mr. Stezewski has
three children by his former wife who died some two months ago.

Mr. Dwight Davis and Miss Jennie Morris were quietly married at the home of the bride’s parents, on October 14.

Mrs. Ben Scott and Peter Strand of Deer Lodge were united in marriage Saturday.  Dr. Nash officiating.

 


 Community Fair

Saturday, October 27, 1917 – Burrville, Tenn. – Be sure and attend it!

November, 1917

Douglas Needham, Charlie Bales, Chas. Hurst and Culman Ennis, have all joined the Morgan County Colony already at Flint, Michigan  where big wages are said to prevail.

Mrs. Chess Laymance is still very ill.

There are about fifteen new wells going down in the Glenmary Field.

Sam Davis, who had the grading around three sides of the court house, finished last Saturday.

T. C. Cooper and Gran Davis favored Wartburg with a visit one day last week.

The girls of our school are going to make paper candles for the soldiers to use in the trenches.

Last Friday afternoon the farm residence of Wm. Stutten, about a mile southeast of town was totally destroyed by fire with nearly all household effects.


December 1917
Charles Olmstead went over to Crossville and sold his fine team of Mules for the U. S. Army purposes for 450.

Wartburg in the past week has experienced a taste of genuine Dakota weather.

Miss Doreen Sargeant of Deer Lodge has gone to Chattanooga to take a course in stenography at the business college.

The party who took the parcel from the smoker on Train No. 6 is known and will save trouble by returning it.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Takac have purchased the Summit Park Hotel property through agency of Kimbell Land Co.This passes he last holdings of Capt.  J. W. Miller, who settled the place some 30 odd years ago.

Mr. Henry J. Kreis, while trying to catch his mule Wednesday, had the misfortune of having a rib broken by being kicked by his mule.

Ruben A. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Davis and Ernest R. Williams,son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Williams,
have passed a most creditable examination and have been ordered to Camp Taylor near Louisville, Ky.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. T. Crouch on Nov. 15th, a fine big boy.

William Cromwell of U. S. Training camp; at Chickamauga Park, spent a few days with his father, Chas. Cromwell at Burrville.

Miss Mattie Jones and Ernest Freytag were wed at the home of L. E. Davis. The ceremony was preformed by Squire Langley.

William Stonecipher and Amy Wilson were united in wedlock by Rec. D. H. Taylor.

Lost on train No. 6, Oct. 28, a dark green broadcloth skirt wrapped in newspaper. Finder return to “Alley and Hedrick’s  Store in Deermont and receive reward.

MILITARY HAPPENINGS
Six men were drafted and ordered to report at Wartburg on Sept. 4th, not later than 4 p.m..  They will leave for Camp at Atlanta on Sept. 5th.
They are:
Headerson F. Byrd,
Ramsey Daughtery,
Leonard Lyons,
Dock A. England,
William A. Gillis
John A. Voils.

September 7, 1917
Lincoln Adams of Deer Lodge, celebrated his being drafted into the Army by stealing away and marrying Miss Perkins of Knoxville, a charming young lady who is the daughter of Frank Perkins.

Week of December 14, 1917

On Saturday the following boys left Morgan County for Camp Gordon to do their duty as Uncle Sam’s soldiers:

G. A. Ruppee
J. Davis
J. W. Jacks
E. Rogers
E. J. McKeethan
Henry Kreis
Blair Akins
O. Basler
V. Neeley
M. C. Brown
H. S. Freels
S. Larcy
DRAFTED ON AND AFTER DECEMBER 17, 1917 

T. A. Morris
I.J Human
John A. Jomnes
W. Z. Stricklin
H. W. Summer
L. Risen
D. W. Byrge
W. Y. Boswell
N. L. Duncan
J. L. Cox
H. P Alley
W. A. Langley
S. B. BertramR. Jones
Wm. Bullard

 


Burn Cecil, a veteran of the Spanish-American war is deeply interested in organizing  a Co.  to repulse the Germanic forces, and will sacrifice his money, his time, and his life in this patriotic cause if necessary.  He says this county is facing one of the most gigantic crisis it has faced since the Civil War and if our young manhood don’t rally to the flag, and stand like a  ‘Stonewall Jackson’, our country will go down in defeat and our flag will trail in the dust.  (Week of December 14, 1917)


 DECEMBER TERM OF COURT

The December term of the Criminal and Law Court Convened Monday morning with Judge Hick on the Branch.  Attorney General, W. H. Buttram was in attendance.  Chas W. Summer, Circuit Court Clerk was at his desk and had all matters of his office ready for the court.  The following gentlemen were call as Grand and Trial Juries.

GRAND JURY 

W. H. McCartt, Foreman
J. L. Hackworth
W. R. Nelson
Chas Powell
P. R. Estes
W. W. Fairchild
Joe Holloway
Thos. Brewster
J. A.Fagan
W. W. Duncan
John W. Owen
Ben Brooks
Lee McGlothin
James B. Duncan, Officer

TRIAL JURY 

Charley Moore
Alf Collins
Ernest Heidle
Clenice Hamby
Millard Albertson
Walter Powell
Mart Stewart
R. T. Estes
J. K. Duncan
J. E. McGuffey
W. W. Peters
S. S. Powell
John L. Scott, Officer
The State vs Albert McCartt. nollied on cost
The State vs R. H. McGill, nollie on cost.
The State vs Harvey Jestes, submission fine fifty dollars and cost
The State vs J. D. Pemberton et al continued
The State vs Ed Duncan, guilty.


Frank Schubert has just opened up his general store on “B” Street, and is selling his goods cheaper that the cheapest, and is still crying out with a loud voice for more customers.


 

 ADSMOND, WM. S. 
Wm. S. Adsmond died at his home on Spring Street,  Deer Lodge, on Feb 18, 1917. He was born March 26, 1834 in Norway and came to this country in 1813.  He enlisted in the first Illinois regiment and served three years and seven months and fought in many noted battles. After the war he married to Miss Mary C. Katterson.  By this union eight children were born, six of whom and the mother survive him to mourn his loss.  In 1892 he came to Tennessee where he has resided until his death.  Mr. Adsmond died in full triumph of the faith.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. W. Nash at the M. C. Church and the remains laid to rest in Mount Hope Cemetery.
(Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917)

 ARMES, ALFORD   Alford Armes, an old and experienced miner, got killed in the Fodderstack Coal mines at this place last Saturday about 11 o’clock Nov. 24, 1917 by falling slate.  His remains was taken to New River for interment Sunday.  He leaves a wife and many children of tender age to mourn his loss. (Morgan County Press dated Dec. 14, 1917)

BALLINGER,  DR. JOHN, Dr. John Ballinger died on the 20th and was buried on the 21st.  Rev. W. L. Davis conducted the funeral services.  Interment was in M. C. Church Cemetery by the side of his Mother.  (Morgan County Press dated July 7, 1917)

BOWMER, WILLIAM , William Bowmer of Deer Lodge, a lifelong and esteemed resident of Morgan County, died at that place on Friday, July 27, in the 69th year of his age.  He leaves one daughter, Mrs. G. U. Howard of Wartburg, and four sons, Baalam and John Bowmer of Va., and Buster and D. Bowmer of Deer Lodge and may relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  His remains were placed to rest in Deer Lodge Cemetery,  Dr. Nash conducting the funeral services.   (Morgan County Press dated  August 3, 1917.)

BREEDLOVE,  RUFUS Rufus Breedlove, who has been sick with rheumatism for several years died Tuesday evening and will be buried today at Liberty Church. (Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917)

BROWN, F. M. We extend to Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Brown our sympathy in the death of their son Harry. (Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917) 

CLARK INFANT, The infant daughter of Rev. & Mrs. S. B. Clark died at their home in Athens, November 3, 1917.  Rev. Clark arrived Sunday evening for burial in Burrville Cemetery.  (Morgan County Press dated November 16, 1917)

CHRISTMAS, W.W.  Mrs. J. D. Young was at Harriman last week attending the funeral of her father, Mr. W. W. Christmas. (Morgan County Press dated December 21, 1917)

 DELIUS,  MARGARET T., Margaret T. Delius, widow of the late Charles H. Delius, long a noted and respected citizen of Morgan County, died at the home of her son, R. D. Delius near Knoxville, July 28, 1971.  Her remains were brought here by her two sons, R. D. and H. M. Delius, and were buried in the the German Cemetery by the side of her beloved deceased husband.  The Delius family are well known by most everybody here, having lived here many years. Mrs. Delius was about 81 years old.  (Morgan County Press dated Aug. 3, 1917)

DORSCHEID, MRS. M, .  Mrs. M. Dorscheid passed away Monday morning after an illness of several weeks.  She was a lady of estimable qualities and her  death was a shock to her many friends who will mourn her loss.  She leaves her husband, one son, Dr. E. Dorscheid of Oakdale and two daughters, Mrs. Hausen of Deer Lodge and Mrs. Bogart of Iowa to mourn her loss.  She was laid to rest in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rev. Demetrio officiating. (Morgan County Press, dated March 1, 1917)

GALLOWAY, MAR,  Mrs. Mary Galloway died at the home of her son, Sam H. Galloway, November 22, 1917, at the age of 90.  She leaves five sons and two daughters to mourn her loss.  (Morgan County Press dated December 7, 1917)

JOHNSON, ERNEST R.  Ernest R. Johnson, who was on the battleship Rhode Island, son of Mr. J. T. Johnson and the late Mrs. Johnson of Burrville, was drowned Monday Morning, July 2, 1917 at Yorktown, Va.  His body was recovered Monday, July 9, but on account of it being in the water so long could not be properly embalmed for shipment.  Interment was made in the National Cemetery at Portsmouth, Va, with full Military honors.  Mr. Johnson was 22 years old and unmarried.  He had served three years and six months in the U. S. Navy.  He attained the greatest honor that can be said of any man when his captain said in the letter to his father, ” Your son died doing his duty in time of war, on picket duty protecting the fleet.” He is survived by his father, J. T. Johnson of Burrville, two sisters, Mr. B. H. Storie of Chatt,  Miss Lillie Johnson and one brother, Bennett Johnson, both of Burrville.  (Morgan County Press dated July 20, 1917)

JOYNER INFANT  The 3 year old child of Charles Joyner died last Tuesday and was buried at Liberty.  (Morgan County Press dated October 26, 1917)

LANGLEY, JAMES,  James Langley aged 75 years, a prominent citizen and ex-federal soldier, died at his home in Petros on July 28, 1917.  Mr Langley was born in Virginia, but had lived most of his life in Morgan County and belonged to one of the pioneer families of this county.  He was a member of the Masonic Order and his remains were laid to rest in Mt. Zion Cemetery by Emerald  Lodge No 377 F & A M of which he was a member.  He leaves a widow and six children to mourn his loss.  (Morgan County Press dated Aug. 3, 1917)

MILLER, JAKE, Jake Miller, who lives just across the mountain from Petros on the head waters of New River, died suddenly Saturday nigh, Nov. 24, 1917, with a deadly stroke of paralysis.  His burrial will take place at Shiloahm, on New River  Monday.  (Morgan County Press dated Dec. 12, 1917)

PETERS,  REV. ADAM CLARK, Rev. Adam Clark Peters, commonly called Clark Peters, whose death at Burrville May 31, 1917, has already been announced, ws a preacher in the M. E. Church during most of his life.  He was a circuit rider.  His first work after joining  the conference in 1879 was on the Crossville Circuit which included a large territory round and about.  The first year there were 110 conversions on his work and he received $110 compensation.  It was thru his efforst that a splendid church building was erected at Burrville several years ago and the large building of the A. B. Wright Institute at Burrville stands as a monument of his energy and industry in traveling and scuring contributations to assist in the erection of the same.  (An excerpt-Morgan County Press dated June 21, 1917.

PETERS, MRS. M. J. Mrs. M. J. Peters died at her home near Burrville, August 13, 1917.  She leaves two daughters and six sons to mourn her loss.  Her remains were laid to rest in Burrville Cemetery. Prof. W. A. Peters of Lousiana arrived here Tuesday, too late to attend the funeral of his mother., Mr. M. J. Peters. (Morgan County Press dated August 31, 1917)

QUINN, C. A. , There was a large attendance at the funeral of C. A. Quinn at Lancing Wednesday.   (Morgan County Press dated Feb. 2, 1917)

 

RUFFNER Child, The 10 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Ruffner of Rockbridge died Saturday night after an illness of only 2 or 3 days. (Morgan County Press dated April 20, 1917)

SCOTT,  B. J.,  Deer Lodge lost an old settler in the person of  B. J. SCOTT, who died very suddenly of heart failure, Sunday morning near Catoosa where he had been employed for over a year as blacksmith.  He was the son of C. C. Scott and was born and raised near Deer Lodge, as were his parents before him.  His Grandfather being Julian Scott, one of the earliest residents of Morgan County.  Mr. Scott was 56 years old and one of the Charter Members of IOOF Lodge in Deer Lodge.  He was laid to rest under the auspicies of the Order Monday afternoon from the Methodist Church.  He leaves besides a wife and five children, a number of brothers and sisters to mourn his untimely end. (Morgan County Press dated September 7, 1917)

SCOTT, W. R. , W. R. Scott, 45, son of Z. T. Scott was fatally injured April 13, 1917 by falling from a building.  The deceased was buried at the old HALL grave yard on White Oak.  Funeral services was held by Rev. John Webb assisted by Revs. W. L. Davis and H. McCartt.  (Morgan County Press dated April 26, 1917) 

 

STEWART,  W. A.  W. A. Stewart, died August 16 at Blue Jacket, Oklahoma.  His remains were brought to Burrville and placed to rest in Burrville Cemetery. (Morgan County Press dated August 31, 1917)

STRICKLIN, W. Z.,  W. Z.  Stricklin was called to Waynesboro Tuesday on account of the death of his brother who was shot from ambush and killed on the street of Waynesboro Monday night.  (Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917)
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Castle L. Bunch

Castle L. Bunch

U.S. Air Force Airman, Air Force – Reg. AF
Served as Firefighter during the Korean War 1954 to 1957

Lived in Morgan County on Fork Mountain, Devonia, Tennessee
Son of Ramsey Bunch and Lectie Daughtery Bunch
Grandson of Laford L. Bunch and Daniel Britton Daughtery

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  
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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.  


Howard W. Armes

Sgt. HOWARD W. ARMES 
Co. D. 491 Port BN.
Indian Town Gap, Pa.  1942
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b. July 9th, 1921  –  d. October 12, 1984
He was married to Irene Melton Armes.

Enlistment Date: 13 Aug 1942
Enlistment State: Georgia
Enlistment City: Fort Oglethorpe
Branch: Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Automobile Serviceman
Marital Status: Single, with dependents
Height: 69
Weight: 150

Son of Aaron & Florence Daughtery Armes…Brother of English, Dan, Flora Dora, John B., Govenor P. and Dorman Armes.

Courtesy of    Alice Armes  – daughter of Howard W. Armes

Additional info courtesy of Ericka York