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Front Page - Friday, August 5, 2016

100 Years Ago


What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?



Saturday, Aug. 5, 1916

The election of Capt. Joseph F. Shipp as a member of the County Court from the Fourth District brings again into public service a citizen of whose record his friends are proud. Capt. Shipp, who came to Chattanooga in 1873, was pioneer furniture manufacturer.

Miss Marie Barnes entertained Friday in honor of Miss Lady Louise Boswell. Her guests numbered 18.

Sunday, Aug. 6

Mrs. Horace McDowell honored Miss Frances Biese with an afternoon party Friday at her home in Highland Park. Fifteen guests were invited.

Invitations have been issued for the wedding of Miss Margaret McKinney and Mr. Edwin Lawrence Tankesley, which will take place Aug. 17 at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. McKinney.

Monday, Aug. 7

Word has been received of the tragic death of Mr. Thomas Maclellan who was struck by an automobile while walking along the shore road in Manomet, Mass. Mr. Maclellan is president of Provident Life and Accident Insurance Co. of Chattanooga.

Andrew Carothers has returned from Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he underwent treatment.

Misses Annette Peeples and Margaret O’Grady will go to Walden’s Ridge to visit Mrs. T.C. Thompson and Miss Katherine Signaigo.

Tuesday, Aug. 8

The new home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shepherd in Hampton Heights, North Chattanooga, is nearing completion.

Mrs. Thomas Edwards has returned from a visit with Miss Minnie Dobbs on Walden’s Ridge.

Mrs. G. Manning Ellis left Monday for New York City to visit her sister, Mrs. Spencer Lewis. Mrs. Lewis will accompany Mrs. Ellis home when she returns.

Wednesday, Aug. 9

Miss Rose Bowser is visiting her sister, Mrs. Earl Cook in Jacksonville, Fla.

Misses Frances Thatcher and Mary Mitchell are the guests of Miss Emily Miller on the Miller Farm in Kensington, Ga.

A party has returned from a stay at Mineral Park Springs: Mrs. Rees Woolford and children; Miss Katherine Abell; Marcena Molsdale; Bertie Wenning; Louise Weatherford; Anne Weatherford; Dorothy Wenning; and Alyce Huffaker.

Thursday, Aug. 10

The growing habit of patronizing the home university will show this is the best year in the University of Chattanooga’s history. Many Chattanoogans are listed to enter this fall. Among them are Jesse Carmack, Christine Noble, Ida Callaway, Frances Blair, Charles Peacock, Ruth Dayton, Ruby Skillern, and Isabel Griscom.

Mrs. W.G. Bogart and Miss Anelia Gould have returned from a Canadian trip

Mr. and Mrs. Will Carswell, Edwin Carswell and Whitney Colburn have returned from a motor trip to New York, Buffalo, Cincinnati, and points in Virginia.

Friday, Aug. 11

The annual dinner of the Credit Men’s Association was held at the Hotel Patten Thursday night. The wives and sweethearts were guests, and 150 were present. George W. Wallace was elected president for the new year. Each guest was presented a gift.

Miss Rachel and Aelaide Cook have returned to their home after a visit to Miss Catherine Keith in Athens, Tenn. v