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Maryville Obituaries

GenealogyBank.com recently announced new additions to their obituary database.  They now will include obituaries from the Maryville Times starting with those from December 23, 2009 to present.

While GenealogyBank is not a free resource, it may still be helpful to know of this availability.


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Thanks to Billie for bringing this article to my attention —  The Daily Times recently published a story about Gertrude who was recently honored for her service during WWII as a pilot.   Read more here.

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From the Maryville Enterprise  – December 3, 1942

  • Mary Blount Chapter of the Eastern Star will entertain Dorothy H. Connor, Grand Worthy Matron of Tennessee, with a pot luck supper at the Masonic Temple on July 17th at 6:30 pm.  The supper will be followed by initiation work at 8pm.  All chapters are invited. 
  • Mr. and Mrs. Olin Dodson of Stillwater, Okla., announce the birth of a son on July 8.  Mrs. Dodson was the former Barbara Tot Goddard.
  • Mrs. W.W.  Elmore is in Doctors Hospital where she underwent a serious operation. 
  • Mrs. Hubert Cowden of Pruden, Tennessee, has been visiting her sister, Mrs. R.O. Smith.
  • Mrs. Ralph Piper is confined to her home with illness.
  • Mr. and Mrs.  L.A. Black are visiting Mrs. Black’s mother,  Mrs. Green in <…>, and Mrs. Black’s daughter, Mr. John C. Carr and family.
  • Miss June Akers is visiting in Pittsburgh, New York, and Washington D.C.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Byrne of Louisville, Ky. spent the weekend with relatives here.
  • Mr. and Mrs. L.T.  Letsinger and two sons are spending their vacation in Norfolk, Va.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Baker and daughter, Patsey of Damarest, New Jersey, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. <…>
  • Mrs. Vernon Lloyd and little daughter, Gayle, of New Haven, Conn., are the guests of Dr. and Mrs. R.W. Lloyd.
  • Mr. Dan Mays of California, Mr. and Mrs. John Mays of Toledo have been visiting their brother, Sheriff  and Mrs. Ben Mays.  John Mays and Dan Mays hadn’t seen each other in twenty-five years.
  • Mrs. Justin Smelcer is very ill at her home on Ellis Ave. 
  • Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Taylor of Los Angeles, Calif., are visiting Dr. Taylor’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Taylor.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Goddard celebrated their birthdays on July 3rd.  They were born on the same day, and are the same age. 
  • Miss Marinell Ross went by plane to Whitesville, N. Car. for a visit with Miss Katherine Powell.
  • Mr. A.N. Jackson of California is visiting relatives and friends here.
  • Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Crow spent the weekend with relatives in Alabama
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pearson returned last week from a trip in Myrtle Beach.
  • Miss June Lane had as her weekend guests,  Miss Mary Dillon and Miss Dorothy Hedge of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harry McDaniels are spending their vacation at Myrtle Beach.
  • Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Register had as their weekend guests, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Register, Mrs. A.J. Grant and children of Nashville
  • Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Lewis (Miss Jackie Odell) are the parents of a little daughter born at Doctors’ Hospital, July 5.  The baby has been named Cecilia Carolyn.  This is the first grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Odell. 
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rule and two children Jean and Robert Jr., Mr. and Mrs. James Rule and family of Nashville, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Rule.
  • Mrs. L.M. Ross and Miss Marie Griffits are in Cincinnatti this week attending the convention of <…> Educational Association <…>.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Claude W. Best have returned from their wedding trip, and are at home on Highland Avenue, in the apartment occupied by Mrs. Mary Ellen Boyatt
  • Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Maloney of Telford, spent the weekend with Mrs. Maloney’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Smith.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Overton spent the weekend in Newport.
  • Dr. Sam Crawford is visiting his parents, Dr. and Mrs. S.E. Crawford.  He plans to leave soon for Japan. 
  • Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Riddle and daughter, Miss Lorene Riddle have returned from a vacation in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Mrs. Victor Reneau is visiting her husband, who has been transferred to Davenport, Iowa.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Young, Miss Delores Young,  and Kenneth Young are on a trip to Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Canada.
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Heiskell and children, have returned to their home in Indianapolis, Ind. after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Waggoner, parents of Mrs. Heiskell.
  • Mr. and Mrs. John D. Harper and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Towle of Knoxville are spending two weeks at Caroline Beach.

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As published in the Maryville Enterprise on January 13, 1960

FIFTY YEARS AGO (January 14, 1919)

  • Town council passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale on the Sabbath of merchandise of every kind and every description, except medicines, actual and necessary foods, undertakers, goods and clothing for the burial of the dead.  Also restaurants, cafes, eating houses, and lunch countes shall not be open except for serving bona fide meals to travelers and boarders.  The sale of tobacco, cigars, candies, ice cream, soda water and other drinks shall be regarded as a violation of the ordinance.
  • John Badgett and Roy Keny returned Monday from an extensive southern trip.  The principal stop being at Madisonville.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Clyde West have just returned from a two week’s visit with Dr. Eckles, the father of Mrs. West.  Dr. Eckles was formerly a well-known minister here, and whose home is now in Osborne, Ohio.
  • Robert Redwine, formerly of this county now located at Clinton was in the city a few hours Wednesday.  He is looking for a location with a view of moving his family back to old Blount.
  • Dr. J.P. Calhoun is able to be out again after several days of sickness on account of which he was not able to preach last Sunday.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO (January 10, 1935)

  • Eldra Morton and Clay Lambert were shot as they left Fores Hills Church.  Lambert is expected to recorver, but Morton died on the way to the hospital.
  • In Monday’s session of County Court the appropriation of $340 for Home Demonstration Club work failed by one vote.
  • Prompt action by the city firemen prevented what might have been a serious fire in the Gamble Bldg. when gasoline spilled near the stove in the College Barber Shop at Church and College.  the shop was heavily damaged.
  • Miss Evelyn Johnson and Miss Adah Margaret Lamon entertained at the home of Miss Johnson Saturday evening for 20 high school friends.
  • Mrs. Carl Storey and Miss Dorothy Bassell tendered a luncheon for thirteen guests in honor Mrs. Hugh DeLozier, nee Miss Harriet Brown.
  • Born to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Cupp on January 2, a daughter, Charlotte Murrell.

TEN YEARS AGO (January 12, 1950)

  • Dr. C.F. Crowder, one of the county’s most beloved physicicns, died January 12, after a several weeks’ illness.
  • H.C. Fonde, local builder, died January 9 after being in ill health for several years.
  • A ten room house on Singleton Bend Rd., was destroyed by fire Sunday night.
  • Scottie Trundle entertained with a bingo party as a farewell courtesy to Louie Mauney who is leaving to make his home in Asheboro, N.C.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dale Russell have returned to their home in N.Y. after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Russell.  They were accompanied by Mrs. Joe Miser, Jr. and little son.
  • The marriage of Miss Barbara Ann Sullards and the Rev. Warren T. Smith took place December 27 at Mt. Carmel, Ill.
  • Miss Dorothy Jean Farrar and Mr. James A. Smith were married January 7 in Jefferson City.
  • Mrs. Rosa Driskill entertained Monday afternoon with a coffee for the teachers at West Side School.
  • Two sets of twins were born at Blount Memorial Hospital.  Twin daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Otis Driver of Alcoa, and a son and daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark of Greenback.

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More newspaper abstracts

Glenn Teffeteller is a very busy man!

In November, the site coordinator for Monroe County emailed me to let me know that Glenn had abstracted some old Blount County newpspapers, but that the abstracts were sitting over on the Monroe County site. She contacted me to find out if I were interested in moving them over to the Blount County site – of course I was!

So, several weeks later, I have now added them to the Blount County Newspaper page. The abstracts cover time periods from 1832-1905 and include the following:

Religious and Literary Intelligencer 7/14/1832
Millennial Trumpeter 3/7/1835
Maryville Intelligencer 8/19/1837
The Advocate 11/19/1853
The East Tennesseean 6/8/1855 – 7/16/1858
The Independent 1/26/1876 – 6/21/1876
Blount County Standard 12/25/1877 – 1/12/1878
Maryville Democrat 5/25/1878 – 6/26/1878
Maryville Index 3/2/1878 – 6/5/1879
The Maryville Weekly Index 11/5/1879 – 4/23/1880
The Watchman 3/21/1882 – 12/20/1882
Maryville Watchman 1/10/1883 – 4/27/1883
East Tennessee News 5/1/1883 – 9/17/1883
The Maryville Record 3/4/1904 – 8/25/1905


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R.C. Tuck gets arm caught

Maryville Times – 7 Jul 1954

Little R.C. Tuck, son of Mr. & Mrs. Raymond C. Tuck, is improving after getting his arm caught in the washing machine wringer. Little R. C. was treated at Blount Memorial Hospital.


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