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Front Page - Friday, February 19, 2016

100 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?

Saturday, Feb. 19

Death claimed Mrs. Almara Jane Hale, one of Hamilton County’s oldest native citizens, yesterday at her home near Falling Water. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She married William C. Hale on March 5, 1842.

The senior class of the University of Chattanooga is planning to place a clock and set of chimes in the steeple of the new chapel building which is to be erected. The class hopes to have the help of the Alumni Association in the project. Class members are Mary Dickson, Mary Thomas Peacock, Imogene Johnson, Bertha Barnett, Maude Lee, Tom Hunt, Raymond Orr, Edwin Woodworth, W.A. Patten, Richard Farrell, Jewell Ellington, Thomas McMillan, and Lemuel Reece, president of the class.

Sunday, Feb. 20

Two stained glass windows, the first work of this sort by the famous artist, E.H. Blashfield, and designed and executed by Miss Grace Edith Barnes, are ready to be placed in First Presbyterian Church. The windows cost $15,000. The design and colors are marvelous, the windows glow like jewels, and there’s great dignity in the figures.

Miss Margaret Sadd, who is in New York City, will go to Rochester before returning home.

Miss Maude Carson entertained Saturday afternoon with a tea at her home at Crutchfield Springs in honor of Miss Elizabeth Butler, a bride elect. Sixteen guests were present. The house was decorated with jonquils.

Monday, Feb. 21

Mr. and Mrs. Henry James Hine of Rome, Ga., have issued invitations to the wedding of Miss Jessie Braswell Hine to Mr. Doyle Andrew Moore, to take place March 2 in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Rome. Miss Hine is the niece of Dr. George R. West and Mrs. W.G. Oehmig of Chattanooga.

Mr. Victor Acheson of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. M. Collins and daughter of Indianapolis are the guests of Mr. Leonard Acheson and Miss Amy Acheson.

Tuesday, Feb. 22

An earthquake rocked the city about 3:45 Monday afternoon. Mountains and ridges in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Eastern Tennessee felt the shock. No damage was done, but a great deal of fright resulted, especially when doors shook and dishes rattled. These were the first tremors felt here since 1886, Weather Bureau Director L.M. said.

Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Brock and children, William and Richard, have gone to Clarksville, Tenn., to visit Mrs. Brock’s parents.

Wednesday, Feb. 23

Troop B veterans won honors in competitive drill at the George Washington celebration at the Armory Tuesday. An enthusiastic crowd of 500 saw Col. J. P. Fyffe, their old leader, put the following members through their drill with vim and pep: Sgt. Jesse Gahagan, Sgt. S. Bartow Strang, Mel Wight, Will Martin, and others. The veterans wore brown shirts, everyday trousers, and campaign hats. The crowd was noisy and excited.

Capt. And Mrs. John W. Faxon celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a family dinner last night. Captain and Mrs. Faxon both have notable historical backgrounds. Capt. Faxon’s great-great great grandfather, Ebenezer Faxon, came over on the Mayflower.

Thursday, Feb. 24

The Nancy Ward Chapter of the D.A.R. had a unique celebration in honor of George Washington’s birthday at the home of Mrs. Walter Johnson. American flags and red, white, and blue decorations were used. The program was given by Mrs. Fletcher R. Martin.

Miss Isabelle Temple will entertain with a Heart Dice party Saturday at her home on Oak Street.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Dewees, Jr., have purchased a new motor car.

Friday, Feb. 25

Miss Flora Peters of Columbus, Ohio, has returned to her home after a visit with Mrs. J. Culpepper Brooks.

The students of Baylor School will present “The County Chairman,” one of George Ade’s sprightly comedies, at the Bijou next week. They are being directed by Bobby Strauss.

Mr. and Mrs. George W. Millen of Ann Arbor, Mich., have returned to their home after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hardy on Lookout Mountain.