Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, October 23, 2015

100 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1915

Saturday, Oct. 23, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Howell will go to Duluth, Minn., to make their home. Mrs. Howell, at present, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Stephen Doughton.

Miss Virginia Hill, who has been the guest of Mrs. J.S. McLearen, has returned to Hillsdale, Ga.

Sunday, Oct. 24

Dr. J.B.S. Woolford of Chattanooga and Miss Ellen Leiper Winslow of Baltimore were married in Memorial Protestant Episcopal Church today in Baltimore. Many Chattanoogans attended the wedding. Dr. Woolford is a prominent physician and owner of Highlands Hospital at McCallie and East End Ave.

Mr. and Mrs. John Harrison Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Virginia, to Harold Robert Smartt. The wedding will be in Hillsdale, Ga., in November. Mr. Smartt is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Smartt.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Clint Conn and daughter, Virginia, are spending the weekend in their cottage on Walden’s Ridge.

Monday, Oct. 25

The tour by the officials of the Dixie Highway Assoc. from Chicago to Miami is over. The party of 400 automobiles ended in Miami where they were given a spectacular reception. President M.M. Allison, Carl Fisher and U.S. Senator Bryan will be the speakers at the dinner this evening at Hotel Halcyon. A ball will follow for the tour members.

Miss Lela Allen entertained with a Halloween party at the home of her parents on Forrest Ave. in North Chattanooga.

Coach Alex Guerry and his Baylor football team left today on a long trip going to Columbia, S.C. to play Porter Military School, Asheville, N.C. and Atlanta, Ga. The team is composed of Whitaker, Wert, Taylor, Lupton, Rader, Saunders, T. Hill, B. Hill, Carter, Lindsay. Subs are Pitler, Gardenhire, Lindsay and Bell. They were equipped with lots of literature and pennants advertising Chattanooga which they distributed.

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Officers were elected last night at the meeting of the Chattanooga Dental Society. They are Dr. N.C. Hunt, president; Dr. J.L. Austin, vice president; Dr. C.E. Byington, secretary; and Dr. N.R. Stone, treasurer.

Judge and Mrs. Nathan Bachman will return today from Walden’s Ridge to their town house.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

John Twinam, who recently purchased the Bijou Theater, has also purchased a mechanical organ to use during the shows. Howell Graham is associated with Mr. Twinam.

Records may now be purchased of the favorite songs of Oscar Seagle to be played on Victrolas, Edison discs and the granfanolas. His latest songs are “The Bloom is on the Rye” and “I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen.” Bobby Strauss is in charge of the record department at Rhodes-Mahoney store.

Misses Ava and Helen Wright will go to New York to spend some time.

Thursday, Oct. 28

Funeral services for William C. Gardenhire, who died in Florida, will be held today at L.J. Sharp and Company Funeral Home, with Dr. J.W. Bachman officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery next to his father and grandfather. He was one of Chattanooga’s oldest citizens.

T.H. Payne and Co. is celebrating its 50th anniversary today at their business place on Market Street. T.H. Payne came from Ohio just 50 years ago and established the business and is enjoying the best wishes of friends.

Friday, Oct. 29

The beautiful wedding of Miss Frances Sholar and Norman Raoul was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sholar on Fort Wood Thursday with the Rev. W.F. Powell of First Baptist Church officiating. After a wedding trip, the couple will be at home in the Twinam Apartments.

Mr. and Mrs. George Nichols of Clyde, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Mary Nichols, to Leslie D. Stauffer of Chattanooga. The wedding will take place in November.  Mr. Stauffer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F.G. Stauffer and was formerly coach of the Univ. of Chattanooga football teams.

Mr. and Mrs. Romaine Lake of Port Huron, Mich., who have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rundel, returned to their home yesterday.

Chattanooga, located at the hub of a network of railroad trunk lines, serves a growing South.  It’s the Forward March of Greater Chattanooga.