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Front Page - Friday, November 13, 2015

100 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1915

Saturday, Nov. 13, 1915

Members of the 11th Cavalry, who have been in New York attending the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden, will return tonight. Fort Oglethorpe is awaiting them with an ovation for the honors they won. A Silver Cup, given by Lord Beresford of England, was won by Capt. McClure. Many other ribbons and trophies were won by Lieutenants Jarnigan and Shannon and Capt. Parker.

Sunday, Nov. 14

Architects’ drawings of the first two buildings of the great quadrangle of the new University of Chattanooga were released today. The approximate cost of the two structures will be $100,000. Work will begin at once.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Craig of Nashville announce the engagement of their daughter, Mamie, to Mr. Joseph Joy Howell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Craig formerly lived in Chattanooga.

Mrs. William Orr will arrive to be the guests of Mrs. Frank Nelson. Mrs. Meyer of Lexington, Va., is now visiting Mrs. Nelson.

Monday, Nov. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Pope motored to their home in Pikeville last night after a visit to Miss Bessie Alley in Hill City.

Capt. A.J. Gahagan delivered an address in Andersonville, Ga., at the unveiling of a monument in memory of Union soldiers of Tennessee who died in the Confederate prison there.

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Columbian Iron Works, a local plant, gets a million-dollar order of war munitions for the Allies. This is the first contract of its kind to be placed with a southern manufacturer. The munitions will be high explosive shells, and will be handled through the British War Dept.

Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Johnston are entertaining today at their home in Tucker Springs with a barbeque in honor of Mrs. R.S. Faxon. Many guests have gone up from here.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

One of Chattanooga’s well-known residents, Sam W. Devine, 66 years, died last night in West-Ellis Hospital following an attack of pneumonia. He was the “Father of Rapid Transit” and one-time president of the Chattanooga Railway and Light Co. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia McCallie Devine, one daughter, Grace, and five sons, John, Robert, Sam, Jr., Thomas, and Edward, all of this city.

Messrs. C.S. Steward, I.B. Merriam, Jr., and J.M. Gager have gone to the Lock and Dam on a duck hunt.

Thursday, Nov. 18

The sudden death of Charles L. Loop, vice president of the Southern Express Co. for over 22 years, came as a great shock to his many friends. He was the father of Mrs. G. Manning Ellis, William Rush Loop, Chester H. Loop, John E. Loop, and Mrs. Spencer Lewis of Boston.

Miss Kate Gregg has arrived from Cleveland, Ohio, and is the guest of Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Rathmell. Miss Gregg will remain through the holidays, when her sister, Miss Eleanor Gregg, will join them.

Friday, Nov. 19

Miss Annie May Jones, who is in New York studying voice, will go to Philadelphia to spend the Thanksgiving holidays and attend the Cornell-Pennsylvania football game.

In one of the most brilliant debut parties of the season, Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Andrews presented their daughter, Miss Betty Andrews, to local society. The party was at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club. About 300 guests were present.

Mr. and Mrs. Byron Gager of Fort Wood held a reception last night in honor of Dr. and Mrs. C.H. Meyers and members of the Pilgrim Congregational Church. Mrs. August Schmidt and Mrs. Paul Shepherd poured coffee. Miss Kathleen Gager and Miss Emma Sue Smartt served punch. About 150 guests called.