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Front Page - Friday, September 23, 2016

100 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?

Saturday, Sept. 23, 1916

John Emory Connor, Chattanooga’s postmaster and prominent citizen, died at his home at 930 E. 10th St. following a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Connor was born on a farm just two miles east of the city. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Raymond Seagle, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Seagle, has received an appointment as U.S. Vice Consul to Germany. He will be stationed in Leipzig.

Sunday, Sept. 24

Major Charles D. McGuffey, for seven years a teacher of Spanish at Central High School, has suffered a general breakdown and is confined to his bed at his home in Park Place. His father and an uncle, a professor of Virginia, compiled the series of McGuffey’s Readers and the “old Blue Back Speller.”

Dr. Thomas H. Billings, professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Chattanooga, has taken an apartment at the university. Dr. Billings is a graduate of Wesley College of Winnipeg, Canada, and Mrs. Billings is a graduate of Mt. Holyoke.

Felix Miller, Tracy Purse, and Edward Chapin leave today for the University of Pennsylvania.

Monday, Sept. 25

Sgt. James Hogan came from his home east of Missionary Ridge to attend the funeral of Cicere Rape. They were appointed to the city’s police force in 1883. The passing of Rape leaves Hogan the only living member of the original 10 men who were appointed to the force in that year.

A beautiful outdoor wedding was held on the terrace of the Rose home today when Miss Helen Rose and Sidney L. Kahn of Little Rock, Ark., were married. Rabbi Julian Miller was the celebrant. A buffet supper followed the ceremony. The couple left for Little Rock, where they will make their home.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Samuel F. Howard and R.G. Brock have purchased the interest of Arthur Bell in the Bell’s – Men’s Furnishings store on Market Street near Eighth Street.

The pre-historic Indian monument and mound on Riverside Drive is being protected from further depredation. Two-thirds of the burial mound has been cut down. Dr. J.W. Bachman and Dr. P.D. Sims met with County Judge Will Cummings and County Commissioners, and suggested a bronze marker be erected in Citico in memory of the Indians who were buried there. They deplored the lack of a record of the treasures that have been lost and unaccounted for.

Mr. and Mrs. J.I. Carter and family are moving this week from Lookout Mountain to their home on Battery Place.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Mrs. C.E. Buek complimented Miss Katherine Kaufman with a Gold and White luncheon at her home on Missionary Ridge. Miss Kaufman is the bride-elect of Hugh L. Thatcher.

Misses Dorothy and Madge Tarwater of Rockwood will leave soon for New York, where they will spend the winter.

Miss Nancy Sizer will go to Agnes Scott College to spend a few days with school friends.

Thursday, Sept. 28

Chattanooga is saddened by the death of one of her most distinguished citizens, Mrs. H.S. Chamberlain, who died at her home on East Terrace. She was the wife of the late Capt. Hiram S. Chamberlain and the mother of six children, five of whom survive.

Mrs. DeForrest Evans and Miss Margaret Read will go to Nashville, where they will be the guests of Mrs. Frank Witherspoon, the former Miss Louise Glover of Chattanooga.

Mrs. Will Whiteside and Miss Maude Whiteside will leave Tuesday for Dallas, Texas to spend the winter. Miss Josephine Whiteside will be with Mrs. Glen Whiteside during their absence.

Friday, Sept. 29

Major C.H. McGuffey died last night at his home. His only son, Marius, arrived from New York just a few hours before his father’s death. 

Mrs. Tom Hall is ill with the grippe. Little Miss Emily Hall is improving from her recent illness.

Misses Margaret and Grace Dunlap have closed their home on Missionary Ridge and will spend the winter with their aunt on Chamberlain Avenue.