Saturday, June 10, 1916
City Auditorium on East Ninth Street was virtually destroyed by fire Friday at about 2:45 p.m. Only the main walls were left standing. The building was valued at $25,000, with only $20,000 insurance. Commissioner T.C. Betterton and Chief Toomey helped direct the firemen in saving the buildings on the south side of Ninth Street. The auditorium, built in 1896, had been the site for some of the most important meetings held in Chattanooga. William Jennings Bryan, William Howard Taft, and Theodore Roosevelt had spoken from the auditorium rostrum.
Miss Gertrude Oehmig went to Cincinnati Friday to visit Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Oehmig, Jr.
Sunday, June 11
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Anderson of Ringgold, Ga., celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary with a family reunion. Judge Lewis Shepherd, brother of Mrs. Anderson, is the only living person that witnessed their wedding. Their children are James H. Anderson, Jr., David S. Anderson, Mrs. William Fain, Mrs. S.L. Deakins, Mrs. R.R. Wright, Mrs. Clayton Moore, U.S. Anderson, and Miss Aline Anderson.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stratton announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Carol, to Ladd Mills Sumner of Asheville, N.C. The wedding will take place July 11 at the home of the bride’s parents on Missionary Ridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Junius B. French announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Margaret, to Mr. Marion Pryor Wall.
Monday, June 12
Miss Frances Blair has returned from a visit to Mrs. Cannon in Dalton, Ga.
Mrs. S.H. Campbell and Mrs. C.L. Hall and sons will leave for Atlantic Beach, Fla., for a stay. Mr. Campbell will accompany his son, John C. Campbell, on a fishing trip in North Carolina when he returns from the University of Pennsylvania.
A limousine belonging to Gen. C.S. Steward, in which he and his family were riding, turned over near Fort Oglethorpe Sunday. No one was injured, and the car was only slightly damaged.
Tuesday, June 13
Mrs. Lora French Jenks has extended an invitation to the members of the Federated Women’s Relief Corps to a basket luncheon Wednesday at her home on Missionary Ridge. She requested all members take the 12:40 Ridge Car.
Wednesday, June 14
The steamer James N. Trigg unloaded 130 head of cattle and 75 hogs from Alabama today at the Chattanooga wharf. The steamer Joe Wheeler left today for Kingston and points up the river.
Miss Margaret French and Marion Wall were quietly married in St. Paul’s Episcopal Chapel. Dr. Loaring Clark officiated. The bridal couple left for a trip to North Carolina, and on their return will reside in the Hardwick-Hogshead Apartments.
Thursday, June 15
Miss Nell McNabb and Walter J. Varnell were married Wednesday afternoon in the study of the First Presbyterian Church by Dr. J.W. Bachman. They left for a stay at Atlantic Beach, and on their return will reside at 110 Bailey Ave.
Mrs. W.C. Stephens and daughter, Anita, left Wednesday for Battle Creek, Mich., having been summoned by the sudden death of Mrs. Stephen’s sister.
Friday, June 16
Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Betterton have moved to Walden’s Ridge for the summer. v