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Claiborne County, Tennessee, World War 1 Veterans

This index lists the 589 Claiborne County, Tennessee, World War 1 Veterans. There were 534 soldiers in the Army, 12 of which were officers. There were 34 sailors in the Navy and none were officers. There were 5 Marines in the Marine Corps. There was 1 nurse in the Army Nurses Corps. There were 15 fraudulent enlistments, discharges, dishonorable discharges, or desertions.

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Dr Thomas H Phillips

Biography of Dr. Thomas H. Phillips

Dr. Thomas H. Phillips came to thee United States from Masteg, South Wales with his mother and father in 1882 when he was only three months old. It was in Rockwood that he grew to manhood and was graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, He began his practice In Briceville, Tennessee, but later moved to Rockwood to make his home. Few people know that in his younger days he dabbled in oil painting and played the piano. He was so skillful with his hands that it is no wonder he became an excellent surgeon. Dr. Phillips married the former

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F D Owings

Biography of Hon. F. D. Owings

A prominent attorney who stands at the head of his profession in Roane County. Of the young sons of East Tennessee, Gen. F. D. Owings, of Rockwood, stands in the forefront. He was born December 15th, 1852, receiving his first lessons in the common schools under the tutorship of Col. Jno. R. Neal. From the common schools he spent one year at Emory and Henry college, at the end of which his school days ceased for a time. In 1880 Mr. Owings was elected to represent Roane County in the state legislature where he made quite a name for himself,

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Sewell Howard

Biography of Sewell Howard

Sewell Howard was born November 23, 1856 in Morgan County, Tennessee, the son of Nathan and Christine Cook Howard. He attended the public schools of Morgan County before moving to Rockwood with his parents at the age of ten. His coming to Rockwood antedated by two years, the founding of the town and the establishment of the Roane Iron Company here in 1868. When a young man, he became an employee of that industry, remaining with the Company until 1885, when he formed a partnership with J.N. Baker and entered the general contracting business. Shortly after the new organization, the

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Biography of J. F. Crowder

A Prominent Instructor in the Rockwood High School J. F. Crowder is at present first assistant in the Rockwood High School and is a young man, having been born in Roane County in 1871. Mr. Crowder studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1895, and at the end of the present school term will engage in the practice of law. He is a close student and will make his mark as an attorney.

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Rebecca Sanborn

Biography of Ms. Rebecca Sanborn

Teacher in the Public Schools at Rockwood. Miss Rebecca Sanborn, who is principal of the overflow school at Rockwood, was born in Michigan in 1873, moving to Rockwood in ’82; graduating in the high school here in ’94. She began teaching the same year and has so continued without ceasing. Miss Sanborn makes teaching a continuous study and because of which she was given charge of the overflow school. Besides this popularity, she is universally admired outside of the school room.

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James Fletcher Tarwater

Biography of James Fletcher Tarwater

James Fletcher Tarwater was born in Dandridge, Tennessee, November 4, 1847, the son of Rev. William Tarwater, a Baptist Minister. In 1863, he enlisted in the Union Army, serving in the Ninth Tennessee Cavalry until the close of the War. Following which he came to Roane County. General Wilder and associates had started at Rockwood a coke furnace for the making of pig iron. Mr. Tarwater mined ore for this new plant, operating through the Brown Mining Company at Cardiff. He was a Director of The Roane Iron Company, one of the organizers of the Rockwood Hosiery Mills and the

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