Location: Hamilton County TN

Biography of Webster Colburn

Webster Colburn is the vice president and general manager of the Dorris Motor Car Company of St. Louis and is one of the progressive and representative manufacturers of the city who holds to high standards which if universally followed would prevent all strikes and labor unrest. His course has ever been one of justice and fairness with his employes and his success has been the merited outcome of his industry and ability. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 9, 1876, Mr. Colburn is a son of Webster J. and Ada Elizabeth (Brabson) Colburn. The father was born in Fredonia, New York,

Biography of Arthur Eugene Ewing, M. D.

Dr. Arthur Eugene Ewing was born near Cartersville, Georgia, April 26, 1855, his parents being Whitley Thomas and Hannah Jane (Pettingill) Ewing. The father was also a practicing physician and in his college work had received the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine. He provided his son with liberal educational advantages, the latter attending private schools in Gadsden, Alabama, from 1862 until 1874, when he entered Dartmouth College, where he studied for four years and received the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1878. He then took up the profession of teaching and was principal of the public

Biographical Sketch of Hon. J.W. Botts

Hon. J. W. Botts, Attorney at law, is the son of Aron and Sarah (English) Botts, and born on Smith Fork, Dekalb County, in 1830, one of eight children, five of whom are living. The father, of English ancestry, was born in North Carolina, and died in 1860 about sixty years of age. Left an orphan when a child, he was reared and married in his native State, and soon after removed to Kingston, Tenn., and afterward to Dekalb County, as it is known know. He settled at the mouth of Helton Creek where he resumed his business of hatter,

Biography of Evan D. Roberts

EVAN D. ROBERTS, a prominent citizen of Jobe Township, Oregon County, Missouri, was born in Hamilton County, east Tennessee, June 19, 1847, and was third in order of birth of an old-fashioned family of twelve children born to Joseps M. and Mary (Davis) Roberts, natives, respectively, of east Tennessee and North Carolina. The parents made their home in east Tennessee until 1870, and then came to Missouri and located in Texas County, near Houston, where they reside at the present time. For the most part he has been engaged in the blacksmith’s trade, and many years ago he was postmaster

Biography of William Roberts

WILLIAM ROBERTS. William Roberts is one of the wealthy pioneer citizens of Christian County, and has resided on his present property for the past twenty-five years. He is a native of East Tennessee, born in Hamilton County, February 15, 1823, and his parents, Jacob and Elizabeth (Groves) Roberts, were natives of Tennessee also. The grandfather, William Roberts, was a native of the Old North State and a soldier in the Revolution. He was one of the early pioneers of Tennessee, but at an early date came to Missouri and settled in this part of the State, dying in Texas County

Biography of Martin Singleton

MARTIN SINGLETON. A well-kept hostelry is a blessing to any community, and this has been found to be the case in the Singleton Hotel of Ava, which is a popular and well-patronized establishment, and is managed in an able manner by Mr. Singleton. He was born in Hamilton County, East Tennessee, April 27, 1847, a son of John and Susanna (Scott) Singleton, who were born in Georgia and Tennessee, respectively, the former being a son of Leonard Singleton, who was one of the early settlers of Tennessee. Upon the removal to Missouri of John Singleton and his wife they settled

Biographical Sketch of David Lee Caulkins

Caulkins, David Lee; insurance; born, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Nov. 10, 1869; son of John Guernsey and Nancy Lee Caulkins; educated at the University of Chattanooga; married, Ludlow, Ky., May 29, 1893, Dora Leota Hoover; one son, Robert Sharp Caulkins, born Oct. 23, 1897; district chief railway mail service, Louisville & Cincinnati, for seven years; prior to coming to Cleveland, in 1905, general agt. for Northeastern Ohio for The Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co.; since 1905, trustee City Rescue Mission; elder Calvary Presbyterian Church; member Chamber of Commerce.

Biographical Sketch of George B. Durell

Durell, George B.; manufacturer; born, New Jersey, Sept. 27, 1861; son of Edward H. and Hannah A. Woodward Durell; educated, Princeton University, A. B., 1885; married, Harriman, Tenn., June, 1893, Generiere Hill; issue, George Edward, GIadys, Kathryn; sec’y Chattanooga Tool Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.; gen. mgr. Chattanooga Tool Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.; gen. mgr. Harriman Hoe & Tool Co., Harriman, Tenn.; pres. Harriman Hoe & Tool Co., Harriman, Tenn.; pres. Manufacturer’s National Bank, Harriman, Tenn.; vice pres. and treas. American Fork & Hoe Co.; director Citizens Savings & Trust Co.; pres. Eagle Coal Co.; vice pres. United States Handle Co.; member Union,

Biographical Sketch of George Edward Tower

Tower, George Edward; manager; born, Ashtabula, O., July, 18, 1877; son of Herbert Bascom and Alice Jane Hart Tower; educated, public schools, Ashtabula, O., and Chattanooga, Tenn.; graduated from High School in latter city; received degree B. S., Chattanooga Normal University, and LL. B., Chattanooga Law School; business career, shop, drafting, engineering and sales experience in engineering and manufacturing companies, until he established the Tower Machinery Co., in 1908, which carries on a brokerage business in heavy contractors’ equipment; proprietor and mgr. The Tower Machinery Co.; member Chamber of Commerce, The Cleveland Engineering Society; member Epworth Memorial Methodist Church, Masonic

Biographical Sketch of Walter G. Stern

Stern, Walter G.; physician (orthopedic surgeon); born, Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec. 6, 1874; son of Bernard and Theresa Ehrmans Stern; educated, Adelbert College, B. A., W. R. U., Medical College, M. D., University of Vienna; post graduate course, Royal General Hospital, Vienna; married, Milwaukee, Wis., May 27, 1903, Lora B. Baer; issue, two children, Bernard and Marjorie; orthopedic surgeon, Children’s Fresh Air Camp, 1902-1908; Mount Siana Hospital, 1902; Cleveland Jewish Orphan Asylum, 1903; lecturer on Orthopedic Surgery at the Cleveland College of Physicians and Surgeons, of Ohio Wesleyan University, 1903-1911; chairman of the Clinical Pathological section of the Cleveland Academy of