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Celebrates 80th Birthday Sunday

Maryville Times – 13 Jun 1931

T.A.  Hill, a well known citizen of Maryville, will celebrate the eightieth anniversary of his birth next Sunday, June 19.  Mr. Hill has been active in trying to promote a greater civic pride and development of city beautiful ideas in Maryville for many years.  He has promoted the planting of better fruit trees and more attractive shrubs on hundreds of arms and residence sites in the county.   He has thousands of friends throughout the country who congratulate him on the useful life he has lived.  One would hardly believe Mr. Hill is 80 years of age.  He walks with the alertness and agility of a youth, and finds joy in the companionship of younger men.


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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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Some births from Blount County vital statistics: 1881-1912 [microfilm]. These have been added to the birth listings on the Blount County page.

  • Adams, Hester (white female) – 9 Jun 1911 in Townsend to D.L. (Farmer, native of Blount County) & Hettie (native of Blount County)
  • Allen, Emma E. (white female) – 14 Nov 1910 in Townsend to Oscar (Laborer, native of NC) & Emma (native of Smith County, Virginia)
  • Allen, Ella (white female) – 14 Nov 1910 in Townsend to Oscar (Laborer, native of NC) & Emma (native of Smith County, Virginia)
  • Brown, Thos. Lester (white male) – 30 Mar 1911 in Townsend to Thos. L. (Laborer, native of Blount County) & Cora (native of Blount County)
  • Burchfield (white male baby) – 19 Jun 1911 in Townsend to Harrison (Laborer, native of Blount County) & Royal (native of Blount County)
  • Burus, M.L. – (white female) – 1 Nov 1910 in Townsend to Alex (Farmer, native of Blount County) & Nancy (native of Blount County)
  • Burus, Theodore (white male) – 26 Apr 1910 in Townsend to Jno. (Lumberman, native of Walland) & N.J. Bricky (native of Townsend)
  • Chambers (sp?), Charlie (white male) – 14 Dec 1910 in Townsend to Ohla(Laborer, native of Jefferson County) & Julia (native of Jefferson County)
  • Deuton, Mae (white female) – 1911 in Townsend to Charlie (Laborer, native of James, TN) & Nellie (native of Whitfield, GA)
  • Farmer, Harold (white male) – 2 May 1911 in Townsend to M.H. (Laborer, native of Blount County) & Clara (native of Monroe County, New York)
  • Farmer, May E. (white female) – 10 Mar 1910 in Townsend to Andrew (Blacksmith, native of Blount County) & Mattie (native of Blount County)
  • Frances, Willard (white male) – Aug 1910 in Platt to Porter (Laborer) & Rose
  • Garland (white male baby) – can’t make out date, but born in Townsend to E. (Laborer, native of NC) & Susie (native of Blount County)
  • Garner, Hazel (white female) – 3 Jun 1911 in Townsend to Robt (Engineer, native of Blount County) & Jane (native of Blount County)
  • Gregory (white male baby) – 4 Feb 1911 in Cades Cove to Geo. Gregory (Farmer, native of Cades Cove) & Dora (native of NC)
  • Haloway, Charlie Delozer (white male) – 7 Jun 1911 in Townsend to Jas. (Farmer, native of NC) & Lorie (native of Blount County)
  • Hicks, Ralph (white male) – 25 Jul 1910 in Townsend to M. (Farmer, native of Blount County) & Mary A. (native of Blount County)
  • Jenkins, J.C. (white male) – 20 Oct 1910 in Townsend to L.J. (Physician, native of Blount County) & R.A. (native of Blount County)
  • Keeler, Irene (white female) – 27 Aug 1910 in Townsend to W.B. (Farmer, native of Sevier County) & Arlina (native of Blount County)
  • Lingenfelter, Murl (white female) – Apr 1911 in Townsend to Will (Laborer, native of Blount County) & Polly (native of Blount County)
  • Mercer (white female baby) – can’t make out date but born in Washington County, Virginia to J.W. (native of Virginia) & Sallie (native of Virginia)
  • Myers (white male baby) – can’t make out date, but born in Townsend to Jno. (Farmer, native of Blount County) & Margaret (native of Blount County)
  • Pallahau (white female baby) – 8 Aug 1910 in Townsend to Jno. (Engineer, native of Bristol) & Pearl (native of Blount County)
  • Patty (white male baby) – can’t make out date, but born in Townsend to D.M. (Laborer, native of Sevierville) & M.S.V. Myers (native of Townsend)
  • Patty, Ray (white male) – 17 Oct 1910 in Townsend to Luther (Laborer, native of Blount County) & Effie (native of Blount County)
  • Paylor, Don W. (white male) – 14 Apr 1911 in Townsend to Daniel Paylor of W.R. (Farmer, native of Townsend) & S.L. Patty (native of Sevierville)
  • Poulter, C___ (white male) – 30 Apr 1911 in Townsend to D.B. (Laborer, native of Sevier County) & S.E. (native of Blount County)
  • Reed, Charlie C. (white male) – 7 Nov 1910 in Townsend to Charlie (Sawyer, native of Blount County) & Nannie (native of Blount County)
  • Reuse, Beulah (white female) – 25 Jan 1911 in Townsend to R.P. (Farmer, native of Sevier County) & May (native of Sevier County)
  • Shields, Marcus (white male) – 4 Mar 1911 in Townsend to Fred (Farmer, native of Blount County) & Alice (native of Blount County)
  • Tipton, Oris (white male) – 13 Mar 1911 in Townsend to Oscar (Laborer, native of Blount county) & Hommie (sp?) (native of Blount County)
  • Tuck, Benjamin D. (white male) – 27 May 1911 in Townsend to W.H. (Minister, native of Plymouth, England) & Ima (native of Williamson County)
  • Webb (white female baby) – can’t make out date, but born in Townsend to Jno. (Farmer, native of Blount County) and Fannie (native of Anderson County)

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Some births from Some births from  Blount County vital statistics: 1881-1912 [microfilm].  These have been added to the birth listings on the Blount County page.

  • Beasley (white male baby) – born 1 May 1912 to Hardy (Farmer, b. NC) & Jane (b. TN)
  • Beasley, Edgar (white male) – born 4 Sep 1911 in NC to Jesse (Farmer, b. NC) & Ella (b. NC)
  • Boone, Murtie (white female) – born 18 Jun 1912 to W.M. (Farmer, b. NC) & Katie (b. TN)
  • Boone, Virgil (white male) – born 17 Jan 1912 to Albert (Farmer, b. TN) and Martha (b. TN)
  • Boring, Clyde (white male)- born 17 Mar 1912 to Boy (Merchant, b. TN) & Martha (b. TN)
  • Boring, Dora Hester (white female) – born 15 May 1912 to W.S. (Farmer, b. TN) & Liza (b. TN)
  • Boring, Hartzel (white male) – born 13 Dec 1911 to Jas. (Farmer, B. TN) & Mary (b. NC)
  • Boring, Lida (white female) – born 26 Apr 1912 to G.L. (Farmer, b. TN) & Vida (b. TN)
  • Buchanan, Elen (white female) – born 20 Nov 1911 to Chas. (Farmer, b. TN) & Lizzie (b. NC)
  • Carter, Willie (white male)- born 18 Jan 1912 to Dock (Farmer, b. TN) & Mattie (b. TN).
  • Crisp, Hazel (white female) – born 17 Mar 1912 to W. (Farmer, b. TN) and Lula (b. TN)
  • Curtis, Mildred (white female)- born 12 Jun 1912 to Tom (Farmer, b. TN) & Lizzie (b. TN)
  • Earls, Helen (colored) – born 12 Sep 1911 to Nogil (sp?) Earls (b. TN)
  • Ellis, Frances (white female) – born 4 Apr 1912 to John (Farmer, b. TN) & Allie (b. TN)
  • Ellis, Herbert (white male) – born 14 Feb 1912 to Frank (Mill Hand, b. TN) & Nettie (b. TN)
  • Green, John (white male) – born 12 Jun 1912 to R. (Lodger, b. TN) & Nancy (b. TN)
  • Griffiths, Lelra (colored) – born 10 Apr 1912 to Eva Griffiths (b. TN)
  • Griffiths Jr., Roy (white male) – born 29 Apr 1912 to Roy (Cashier, b. TN) & Lorela (b. TN)
  • Herron, Jerry Calvin (white male) – born 17 Jun 1912 to David (Farmer, b. TN) & C. (b. TN)
  • Hill, David Edgar(white male) – born 10 May 1912 to John (Farmer, b. NC) & Hettis (b. NC)
  • King, Carrie (white) – born 12 Jul 1912 to John (Laborer, b. TN) & Zeta (b. TN)
  • King, Hellen (white female) – born 20 Jun 1912 to S. (Blacksmith, b. TN) & B. (b. TN)
  • Kurse, Jacob (white male) – born 26 May 1912 to Thos. (Farmer, b. TN) & Abbie (b. TN)
  • Lee (white baby) – born 10 Dec 1911 to Bob (Farmer, b. TN) & Annie (b. TN)
  • McGaha, Jewel (white female) – born Jan 1912 to Jas. (Teacher, b. TN) & Dyah (b. TN)
  • Payne, Jane (white female) – born 30 Jul 1911 to Ardy (Farmer, b. TN) & Loula (b. TN)
  • Peterson, Willie (white male) – born 18 May 1912 to Bruce (Section Hand, b. TN) & Belle (b. TN)
  • Prater, Stella (colored) – born 29 Jan 1912 to John (b. TN) & Mary (b. TN)
  • Shooke (white male baby) – born 7 May 1912 to John (Mill hand, b. TN) and Katie (b. TN)
  • Summerly, Gladys (white female) – born 2 Oct 1911 to Charlie (Rural Carrier, b. TN) & M. (b. TN)
  • Welcher, Hale (white male) – born 10 Jun 1912 to Frank (Farmer, b. TN) & N. (b. TN)
  • Whitehead, Mose (white male) – born 18 Oct 1912 to D.L. (Farmer, b. TN) & Mary (b. TN)

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Misc. Birth Index

I have a lot of plans for the Blount TNGenWeb site. I practically drool at the possibilities! 🙂

I just created placeholder pages for birth information – the Misc. Birth Index. There won’t be much here for awhile, but over time, it will be populated. Here I will add any submissions of births in the county that are sourced by birth certificates or newspaper records (as starters).

A birth announcement I posted earlier is the first to go on the pages.

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Birth: Baby Girl of James P. Henry

Maryville Times – 3 Oct 1895

“Born to Mr. & Mrs. James P. Henry, a girl”

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