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ANDERSON, FRANKLIN S. age 76 died 6/16/1937. Survivors, widow; brothers Lewis M. and Arthur J. Anderson. Burial in Wartburg Cemetery.  [Morgan County News]

AUSTIN, FLORIDA, age 74, Oakdale. She was a native of Overton County and also Roane County. Leaves son, Dewitt Cook. Burial in Crab Orchard Cemetery. [Morgan County News 3/4/1937]

BARDILL, BEN, died at Johnson City, Tn. Survivors, widow and 5 children; sisters, Mrs. Jake Vespie and Mrs. Otto Vespie, Mrs. Gordon Bonifacius; brothers, Ernest, Deadrick and Chris. [Morgan County News dated 1/21/1937]

BRANSTETTER, SARAH, wife of W.D. Branstetter. Burial in High Point Cemetery. [Morgan County News dated 9/9/1937]

BREWSTER, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Will Brewster. [Morgan County News dated 2/4/1937]

BUNNING, LELAND, died in Cincinnati Ohio. Owner and President of Rugby Land Company. [Morgan County News dated 2/11/1937]

CHADWICK, Dora Hopkins, age 43 died 1/11/1937. She was born in Dalton, Ga. Married to D.P. Chadwick 1/12/1910. Survivors: husband; sons, Lester and Charles Edward; daughtrs, Maybla, Dnola and Johnny Ruth; step-children, Morris Chadwick and Mrs. Van Dora Richards; sister, Cora Hopkins and twin, Mrs. E. L. Marks; brother, Albert Hopkins.  Burial at Kennington, Georgia. [Morgan County News]

CLARK, LESTER, formerly of Oakdale. leaves wife Bertha Holloway Clark and 6 children. Burial in Danville, Ky. [Morgan County News,    5/1937]

CLAWSON, H. S., age 56, native of NY and Oakdale died in Danville, KY. Leaves wife, Jennie Carpenter Clawson and sister, Mrs. Chrisman, and 2 brothers. [Morgan County News - 4/1937]

COLLINS, NANCY HALL, age 78, died 3/7/1937. Survivors: daughters; Mrs. Walter Hurst and Mrs Rosie Smith; sins, Charley, Alford, George, Fran, Ben and Robert.  Brothers, Ben, John and S. Hall; sisters, Mrs. Louisa Toney, 45 grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Burial in Forestner Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

COOLEY, Edna, age 75, died 1/10/1937. Survivors, daughter, Mrs. Gray Whitus; sons, Lum, Homer and Cahrles Cooley. Burial in Petros Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

CROMWELL, Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Carl Cromwell. Burial in Union Grove Cemetery.
[Morgan County News dated 6/10/1937]

CROUCH, EMMA LOU, 4 month old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Denton Crouch. Burial at Mt. Vernon.
[Morgan County News dated 7/1/1937]

DAVIS, RALPH L., age 27. He was Clerk and Master of Morgan County. Survivors;   parents, Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Davis; brother, E. L. and Albert Davis; sisters, Mrs. Maude Bales, Mrs. Georgia Hinds and Mrs. Lorraine Adkins. [Morgan County News]

DELIUS, BETTY SCOTT,  formerly of Wartburg, died at Fountain City, Knoxville.   She was the wife of the late R. D. (Bud Delius) who died a few weeks earlier. [Morgan County News]

DOUGLAS, BELLE, age 76, Glades. Leaves sisters, Mrs. Altie Guffey and Mrs. Mercie Needham; brother, Dr. J.E. Douglas. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. [Morgan County News 4/1936]

DUNLAP, LONNIE, Deermont. [Morgan County News dated 2/25/1937]

ENGLAND, SARAH ELIZABETH UNDERWOOD,  died 3/11/1937, age 80 years, 11 months and 15 days.  She was born 3/23/1856 and married to James R. England 10/24/1871. There were 10 children born to this union; six boys, Kie, Preston, Lonnie, Frank and Robert; daughters, Parthenia and Ollie Howard. Her husband and two children preceded her. Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

GARRETT, DANIEL, age 73, Gobey, died in Knoxville 7/9/1937. Survivors, wife, Laura Alice Jones Garrett, married in 1888; sons, Lee, Herbert, Elbert and Ccharles; daughters, Mrs. Ida Moore, Mrs. Ada Bowers and Mrs. Dove Buxton. [Morgan County News]

GOLDSTON, AMANDA NORMAN, age 63. Born in Rockwood. Married to Mack Goldston. Survivors: sons, Lynn, Britton, Donald, Carl and Gordon; daughters, Mrs. L.S. Evans, Mrs. J.H. Carr, Mrs. Roy Cundiff, Mrs. James Sissoms and Miss Wilma.  [Morgan County News dated 4/22/1937]
GOLDSTON, FLONNIE III, widow of W. H. Goldston.  [Morgan County News dated 1/14/1937]

GOLDSTON, WILL - (no other info) [MOrgan County News dated 7/15/1937]

HATLEY, J. W. (BUD) age 79, Pine Orchard. [Morgan County News dated 3/18/1937]

HATMAKER, D. C., age 55 was killed while at work in the woods above Gobey at the Emory River Lumber Co.  Exact cause of death was not determine, but was pronounced as accidental.  Survived by wife and one child. Funeral at Elizabeth Church. [Morgan County News dated Dec 2, 1937]

HAWN, PERRY, died at Danville, 8/15/1937. Formerly of Deer Lodge. Survivors: wife, 8 chidlren, father and
5 sisters. Burial in Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Ky. [Morgan County News]

HUGHETT, JOSAIH SIBLEY, age 22, Louisville, Ky.  Nephew of Mrs. Mae R. Stricklin. Young Hughett was a medical srudent at the Univ. of Louisville and the son of Mrs. and Mrs. J.L. Hugett.  Burial in Louisville. [Morgan County News dated 12/2/1937]

HUMAN, NANNIE, died 3/7/1937. She was born 8/29/1865. Married to William Alvin Human on 7/21/1886.
Seven children were born and two survive; W. E. Human and Mrs. H. C. Nelson; brothers and sisters, Dudley Andrew and Anderson, Mrs. R.A. Ladd and Mrs. Mary McCartt; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
[Morgan County New]
HUNLEY, MARTHA, Oakdale, died 6/25/1937. Leaves daughters, Mrs. Lena Brasel, Mrs Minnie Goldbery and Miss. Hattie Hunley; brother, Sam Hall. [Morgan County News]  

JACKSON, HORACE M. age 69, years died at his home on the Coalfield-Oliver Springs Rd.[6/25/1937]   He was one of Morgan County's pioneer citizens. The youngest of 16 children of Rev. W. R. and Mahala Cooper Jackson. He was married to Ida [Mae] Stonecipher, 12/25/1898. [she died 11/20/1950] There were six children born. Survivors: wife, sons, Ezraand Edgar; daughters, Edith and Marjorie; daughteres Minnie and Lizzie prceded him; four grandchildren.  Burial in Davis Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

KITTRELL, H. G., JR. age 48, Petros. He was cashier at Brushy Mountain and a former business man of Columbia and Mt. Pleasant. Also was a Shriner; a member ot Vanderbilt Chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and a founder of Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club.  Leaves wife, Alberta Martin Kettrell; mother; brothers, Allie, Frank, and Harry; sister; Mrs. James Howard; daughter, Alberta Louise Kittrell; son, Hinton G. Kittrell III. Burial at Mt. Pleasant. [Morgan County News 2/11/1937]

KREIS, MARY GSCHWEND, age 79; survivors: husband, Ben Kreis. She was born in Wartburg. Seven of nine of her children survive: sons: Will, Walter, John and Henry. daughters, Mrs. Barbara Baldwin, Mrs. Annie Litton and Mrs. J. L. Doughty; 19 grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Charles Tauscher and Mrs. Fritz Tauscher; brohter, Jake Gschwend. [Morgan County News dated 4/29/1937]

LANGLEY, MART, age 69, Liberty; leaves sons;  Welda, Edgar, Everette, Cecil, Ray and Leonard; daughters, Mrs. Farrell Honeycutt and Mrs. L.E. McGhee. Burial in Piney Cemetery. [Morgan County News dated 3/4/1937]

LEWALLEN, A. R. age 88 Glenmary, 5/13/1937  [Morgan County News]

LONGMIRE, MATHEW, age 24,.  Funeral was on 1/8/1937.  Survivors, parents, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Longmire  Burial in Union Cemetery. [Morgan County News dated 1/14/1937]

MATHEWSON, W. C., age 50, Gobey. Leaves wife and 10 children. [Morgan County News dated 3/4/1937]

MORRIS, LLOYD, Sunbright.  {morgan County News dated 9/9/1937]

NIEL, AB, age 72, Stowers, killed by falling tree. Survivors, 2 sisters. [Morgan County News, 7/22/1937]

NORRIS, JOHN WILLIAM, age 73, Rugby; brother, S. J. Norris, sister, Mrs. Emily Bohn and nephew Virgil Norris. [Morgan County News dated 8/5/1937]

PAYNE, LOLA MENOLINE, died Oct. 24. 1937.  She was born Oct. 18, 1925 and was 12 years and 6 days of age. She leaves her father, step mother, one sister, three brothers, one half sister and one half brother.
Funeral at Union Grove. [Morgan County News]

PIERCE, M. A., died 1/14/1937. A native of Ohio. Survivors, wife and daughter, Mary. Burial in Sunbright Cemetery.[Morgan County News]

SCOTT, MRS. Z. T., Lancing, died 7/18/1937. Leaves son J. L. Scott. [Morgan County News]

SHIELDS, JOHNNIE, age 15, son of Mr. & Mrs. William Shields; Survivors, brother, Reid, Jess, Ralph and Willard; sisters, Mrs. Walter Hamby and Miss Lizzie Shields. Burial in Wartburg Cemetery.
[Morgan County News dated 7/9/1937]

SHORT, LAVONAH ALLEY, age 22, died 4/18/1937. Leaves husband Paul Short; infant son, Paul Jr., and grandfather, Mr. George Alley. [Morgan County News]

SMITH, WILMA JEAN, 5 months old infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Smith. Burial in Montgomery Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

SOLOMON, ARTHUR, age 40. Survivors: children, Dorothy and James; father, J.F. Solomon; brothers, Jessie, Ira, Leroy and Kenneth; sisters, Mrs. Myrtly Sharp, Marjorie Shelton, Mrs. Dew Jackson and Marie Solomon.  [Morgan County News9/1937]

STEPP, BERTIE MAE, age 43, died 6/3/1937. She leaves her parents and husband, Ossa Stepp; son, Walter and sister Mrs. Eula Phillips.  [Morgan County News]

SUMMERS, MRS. F. C. age 84, died 7/29/1937.  Survivors: daughters, Mrs. J. A. Honeycutt, Mrs. J.A. Mayo and Mrs. C. R. Greene; son, Robert L. Summers. [Morgan County News]

SWINT, ANNA HAMBY, age 26, wife of Hugh Swint, died in her home in Gobey, Oct 30, 1937. She leaves a husband and three small children; her father, Riley Hamby; sisters, Mrs. Ray Freels and Mrs. Clyde Sumner,; brother, Finley Hamby. Burial in Elizabeth Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

TINCH, ANDREW, leaves wife and 8 children. [Morgan County News dated 4/15/1937]

WEBSTER, WILLIAM T. , Coalfield, 82; Survivors: sonm, Everette Webster; daughters, Mrs. W. R. Jackson, Mrs. Lee Jackson and Miss Louise Webster; brother, John B. Webster; sisters, Mrs. J.H. Williams, Mrs. Henry Hammond, Mrs. Sim Tedder and Mrs. Rube Davis.  Burial in Davis Cemetery. [Morgan County News dated 12/2/1937]

WILDER, HOMER, died in Chattanooga. [Morgan County News dated 5/6/1937]

WILLIAMS, LOUISA TOOMEY, Helenwood, died 1/27/1937. She was born in 1862 in Augdensburg, NY, daughter of John & Margaret Louisa Toomey. She was married to Gus C. Williams of Wartburg.  Preceded by son, gene at age 5 yrs. Survivors: daughter, Enna; sisters, Mrs. Angie Noble, Ella Toomey; brothers; John Toomey and Dan Toomey; also husband's brothers: Mrs.J. B. Williams, Paris L. Williams, E.M. Williams, Eugene Williams, Dave, Williams, Joe, Sam and Hugh Williams. [Morgan County News]

VENABLE, ARTHUR, age 69. Survivors, sons; Frank, Arthur Charles and Billy;  daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Vowels, Miss Dean Venable; brother, Dean Venable; sister, Mrs. J. G. Crisp and one grandchild. [Morgan County News]


Scott S. Swafford, former Tax Assessor of Hamilton County, was appointed Warden at Brushy Mountain by Govenor Gordon Browning.  [Morgan County News dated 1/31/1937]

Messrs Henry & Otto and Annie Leopper have just received two sweet little girls from the Childrens Home in Knoxville.  After a few weeks trial, they hope to adopt them. [Morgan County News dated 2/11/1937]

Floyd E. Freytag was appointed secondary road supervisor o Morgan, Scott, Roane and Loudon Counties. [Morgan County News dated 3/125/1937]

    After many years of untiring efforts, the residents of the two mile section of Oakdale, north on "Airline Highway" are to be blest with electricty.  Many times their spirits have been lifted in the hopes, only to be blasted again, but this time it is reality as work has actually begun on digging holes for the poles and it is hoped 'ere the month of June shall have made its exit, electricity will be a reality in that community. [Morgan County News dated 6/3/1937]

Railroad men who have given long years of service and who have retired on pension are:
J. B. Niles, engineer between Chattanooga and Oakdale, 50 years experience:  Joe Unser, age 74, 50 years experience;  Amos Taylor, 49 years; John M. Dugger, 44 years; Jim McCoy, 36 years; Simon Yutmeyer, 28 years; A.J. Reynolds, 25 years; Wilson Wilds 21 years and W.C. Sidebotham, (time not given).

To Celebrate the Fouth, starting at 1:00 P.M.
Reading the Declaration of Independence - D.E. Cooper
Talk -  Rev. Dollar
Parade and Flag Salute
Races - starting at 2:30
Mule Race - prize - one bushel corn
Bicycle Race, Wheelbarrow race - prizes for the winners
Shooting Contest - guns furnished
Hog calling contest -- pig for the winner
Night Exercises begin at 7:30
Music contest
Fried Chicken and Cake walk
Lots of eats and cold drinks
Ice Cream

Applications for Old Age Assistance, Aid to the Blind and Aid to Dependent Children are being taken now at the Wartburg Office of the Department of Institutions and Public Welfare, from those people that are on the relief rolls.  The first application was taken Monday.  Those desiring to make application that are not on the relief rolls will be allowed to do son after August 1st.  Any9one not able to come to the office is advised to notify the office and a worker will call at the home.  Monday and Friday of each week have been set as days to take applications at the office.  [Morgan County News dated 7/1/1937]

One hundred and eighty nine (189) trucks were registered in Morgan County this year up to June 1st. against one hundred fourty seven (147) as of a correspojnding date last year, according to Mrs. Glena K. Ott, County Court Clerk.  In 1937 there were 712 automobiles, 30 county trucks, 2 motorcycles and 1 taxi.
{Morgan County News dated 6/17/1937]

Herbert Williams vs State, Morgan, Criminal; conviction for involuntary manslaughter; affirmed with a recommendation by the court that the maximum imprisonment be reduced to one year.

Edward M. Berta vs William Smith, et, al, Morgan Equity.  Act of 1919, requiring payment of taxes on land as condition of maintaining suit not applicable because complainant had acquired legal title and claim by a mortgage prior to passage of the Act.  Opinion for publication. Reversed. [Morgan County News dated 12/ 2/1937

  Date in bracket [x] is date of newspaper
January, 1937
William Corn & Frankie Ccharlene Galloway, 1/15/1937 at Lexington, KY

Leeton Melton & Hannah Hickman [week of 1/21/1937]
Walter Farrar & Helen Wheeler, 1/24/1937

February 1937
Robert Litton & Lorene Bingham, 2/13/1937
Frank Jones & Frances Phillips, [week of 3/11/1937]
Walter A. Guest, Jr. & Aileen Brown, 2/20/1937

March, 1937
Sam Eastridge to Edith Emory
Henry Keathley to Cordelia Anderson
Granville McPeters to Minnie Clowers
Roy Melton to Treva Bolton
Elbert Gibson to Pauline Sharp
Roy Barger to Joan Wilson
Charlie McCann to Brattie Hall
Fulton Freels to Virgin Shannon
Noal Bailey to Lucille Stathom
Jack Bingham to Elmina Rich Parris
Bonam Reid Hall to Beulah Redmon

Boyd Davidson to Ina Mae Blakley, 3/27/1937
Herman Schild to Mildred Davis, 3/27/1937

April, 1937
Hubert C. Gray to Thelma Johnson, 4/4/1937 in Chattanooga
Palmer J. Pemberton to Luola Anne Spangler, 11/23/1935?  [paper dated 4/22/1937]

May, 1937
Eugene Wells Buxton & Kathleen Terry
 Charles L. Pearson & Elfrieda Chadd, 5/15/1937

June, 1937
R. O. Brooks & Verda Cooper, 6/6/1937
Louis Kittrell & Beulah Hutchison [week of 6/17/1937]
Louis Lynnwood Begley, Jr to Dorothy Eloise Waddell, 6/20/1937

July, 1937
Charles Human, Jr. married to Winnie Peters, July 2, 1937, Ringold, Ga.
Frank Blake & Helen Bivions [week or 7/22/1937]
James Adams to Iral Shadden, 7/24/1937, at Knoxville
August, 1937
Ross Waller & Ruth Helen Lewis, 8/14/1937
James Justice & Fay Ames Summer, 8/21/1937
September, 1937
Everett Coffman & Edith Farmer, 9/4/1937
Sydney Mee & Avis Byrd [week of 9/30/1937]
Gene Raymond Brooks & Mayagile Adams, 9/20/1937at Buena Park, Calif.
October, 1937
Samuel Houston Kesterson to Nellie Jewell Lester
Arthur Stringfield to Louise LaRue
J.E. Perkins to Lee Prichard
Carson Kennedy to Marie Lee
Robert McCoy to Mrs. Jessie York - week of 10/14/1937
Walter Cromwell to Carlyn Brooks
John D. Hall to Isa Mae Howard
Francis Seiber to Willie Mae Smith
Bennie Cooper to Abbie Marie Jones
Charlie Ooten to Dixie Nell Copeland
Arthur Powell & Irene Martin, 10/9/1937
November, 1937
Charles Sharp & Mary Esther Athearn, 11/27/1937
Agbert Cox & Dorothy Norris, 11/17/1937

DIVORCES, listed week of 7/1/1937

Charley Davidson vs Sarah Walls Davidson, dw granted
Mrs. Maude Greytag vs Gus Freytag, div granted
John Yother vs Elsie Yother, divorce granted
Mary Ellis vs A.E. Ellis, divorce granted
Helen Burrett vs Ruben Burrett, divorce granted
William Donahue vs Ada M. Donahoe, divorce granted
May Phillips vs, George Dewey Phillips, divorce granted
Larry Summer vs Virginia Summer