Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, September 11, 2015

100 Years Ago

As reported in the Hamilton County Herald in 1915

Saturday, Sept. 11, 1915

Mrs. T.H. McCallie, widow of Dr. McCallie, pioneer minister of the Presbyterian Church and resident of Chattanooga for many years, passed away at her home at the foot of Missionary Ridge. Dr. and Mrs. McCallie were in church and civic affairs. Eight children survive.

News has been received that Villijarbur Stefansson, chief of the Canadian Government Arctic Explorers, who has been on an expedition since June, has been located on Banks Land. He had been feared dead as he took rations for only three months. He reported he had discovered some new land.

The styles for this winter will be hoops, the favorite style of Southern Belles before the War period. They will be lace and ribbon trimmed.

Sunday, Sept. 12

At a meeting to reorganize the Chickamauga Camp 10 of the Spanish American War Veterans at the Read House, Capt. James K. Sullivan was elected commander. Senator John Randolph Neal, the speaker for the occasion, spoke on the unpreparedness of the United States in event of war.

Four Chattanooga girls are members of the senior class at Randolph Macon College in Lynchburg, Va. They are Misses Wessie Bowen, Keilor Nolan, Margaret Caldwell, and Thelma West.

A delegation of legislators and their families from Ohio will be guests in Chattanooga this week to celebrate Ohio Day. A cordial reception has been planned for the visitors.

Monday, Sept. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Ro Davenport have moved into their new home at 620 McCallie Ave.

Paul Dexheimer, a Chattanooga gridiron graduate and star halfback of the University of Chattanooga, is making his debut as a professional coach with the High School in Somerset, Ky.

Amos T. Hooker, who has been ill in Highland Sanitarium, has been removed to his home on McCallie Ave.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Col. and Mrs. D.M. Steward will leave for Washington, D.C., to attend the G.A.R. Encampment. Later, they will go to New York for a stay.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

Miss Isabelle Gettys has returned to Athens after a visit with Miss Mary Linn Carter.

Mr. and Mrs. W.P. McBroom are spending some time at White Sulphur Springs, Va.

Thursday, Sept. 16

Miss Vera Kean of London, Ontario, Canada, who is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hardie, will leave Monday for her home.

Edward Oehmig left Wednesday for Atlanta to reenter Georgia Tech.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe V. Williams have moved from Walden’s ridge to their home in the city. In two weeks, they plan to move to their new home in North Chattanooga.

Friday, Sept. 17

Misses Louise Frazier, Adelaide, and Rachel Cook have gone to Nashville, where they will enter Ward Belmont College. They were accompanied by Miss Evelyn Hannah of Cleveland, Tenn.

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Poindexter and family have moved from Walden’s Ridge to their home in town.

Cotton growers of the South are wearing broad smiles as they are $270 million to the good this year, and much better off than at this time last year, according to D.A. Jewell of Crystal Springs Bleaching Co.