Today In Johnson City History: June 20 | Living
June 20, 1897: Just 125 decades in the past now, The Chattanooga Sunday Moments noted a variety of news goods, all with datelines from Johnson Town and dates from June 19. Viewers acquired “The Initially Presbyterian church will rejoice the 250th anniversary of the Westminster assembly that adopted the Westminster confession of faith and catechism. This anniversary is to be observed on July 2, 3 and 4. There will be addresses by Rev. W. O. Cochran and Col. C. R. Vance, equally of Bristol, and also by Rev. J. A. Wallace, D. D., and other guys of note.”
“The procedure of the street cars, which has been suspended a 7 days on account of a generator getting burned out, will be resumed Sunday.”
“Gov. Taylor stopped at household listed here Monday on his return from Washington. The go to was merely to see his spouse and children and to get a relaxation. To the Governor there is no place which furnishes so significantly considerable rest and refreshment as does his attractive summertime dwelling below.”
“A pane of glass dropped on the hand of Lyle, the 3-12 months-previous son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Bruner, very last Monday and came in close proximity to severing it from the child’s arm. It is considered, nonetheless, that the child will not be completely injured.”
“Deputy Sheriff George F. Campbell was spider bitten last Sunday and was incredibly ill from the outcomes for several days.”
“Rev. J. Randolph Wellborn, of Iowa, who is right here traveling to his father, Thomas Wellborn, will perform the early morning company at the M. E. church. Dr. J. B. Caldwell, the pastor, has been in weak overall health for quite a few months.”
“Mr. and Mrs. Chas. M. Odom, the new bride and groom, are domiciled at the residence of Mr. Odom’s uncle, C. K. Lide.”
“The Ladies’ Support modern society of the M. E. church gave a dime social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cass Thursday night. Those who attended were delighted with the amusement.”
“Miss Iva Johnson, a person of the popular young ladies of this area, has returned from a month’s take a look at to relations in Knoxville.”
“A. C. Lotspetch, of Thula, Greene county, has been the visitor of his sister, Mrs. Chas. M. Taylor, this 7 days.”
“Miss Mattie Henderson has gone to Roanoke, Va., on a go to to relatives and friends.”
“Miss May well Neighbors, who was the guest of close friends listed here for a 7 days or two, has returned to Knoxville.”
“Mrs. W. W. Faw, who has been at her father’s property at Thompson’s Station for a thirty day period, has returned property.”
“Mrs. G. Kirkpatrick and daughter, Hattie, are checking out at Whitesburg.”
“Mr. and Mrs. Hogan, from Los Angeles, Cal., are here for a take a look at of numerous months with Mrs. D. L. Lander, Mrs. Hogan’s sister.”
“Miss Nora Cunningham is the guest of Rev. W. S. Neighbors at Knoxville.”
News merchandise with a dateline from Jonesboro, and a day of June 19 bundled: “Prof. Oliver Taylor gave 1 of his characteristic entertainments at School hall last night.”
“Judge A. S. Deaderick and spouse gave a social party at their residence tonight in honor of their daughter, Overlook Lucile Deaderick, who not too long ago returned household from college at Staunton, Va.”
Thula is a rural community positioned in the southwestern portion of Greene County. It is about 57 miles from Johnson City.
Thompson’s Station is found south of Nashville, and is about 309 miles from Johnson Town.
Whitesburg is about 56 miles from Johnson City, It is found in Hamblen County.
Jonesboro was spelled that way in 1897.
The Chattanooga Sunday Periods was released as the Chattanooga Each day Occasions the other times of the week. It is now posted on the net as the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Johnson Town did not have a everyday newspaper in 1897 however, The Comet was revealed on a weekly basis.
June 20, 1922: A century ago these days, the Johnson City Chronicle noted “Troop A of the Lady Scouts still left Monday early morning for Sycamore Shoals. They will spend the 7 days experiencing all the pleasures of camp existence. The celebration was chaperoned by Mrs. F’follott. Amongst individuals heading ended up: (Indecipherable), Millicent F’follott, Helen Spencer, Sarah Cass, Mary Marshall, Burnett Johnson and Ruth Hemien.”
June 20, 1947: Seventy-5 many years back currently, in an article with the byline of J. D. Greene, Johnson City Push-Chronicle browse numerous news briefs from Elizabethton. Readers figured out that “After earning the rounds and visiting a number of grocery merchants I am pretty very well convinced that the sugar circumstance right here is not excellent and will not make improvements to for someday.”
“One service provider claimed he tried to ration the sugar so that a few folks would not hoard it. ‘One lady arrived in and requested for 3 hundred lbs,’ he mentioned. ‘I instructed her she experienced purchased 60 lbs the working day prior to.’”
“There has been lots of sidewalk dialogue on the visit of U. S. Senator Tom Stewart and other fantastic readers to the rhododendron garden on Roan Mountain Sunday, June 22.”
“The $35,000 breach of promise match was submitted yesterday in Chancery Court docket is producing a lot of guessing as to who the plaintiff and defendant may perhaps be in the circumstance since they are so effectively recognised listed here. Just one lady has currently threatened to divorce her 80-year-old partner.”
“Official circles discovered right now that David Sampson, extensively known Elizabethton resident, and the founder of the recently formed Boys’ Club, is creating ideas to organize a Carter county (sic) House Mission in Elizabethton.”
30-five thousand bucks in 1947 is now truly worth about $454,000, in accordance to www.in2013dollars.com.
June 20, 1972: Fifty years in the past these days, according to the Johnson City Push-Chronicle, “Mrs. Julian H. Rentz, previously of Johnson City, was mentioned in satisfactory affliction at St. Vincent Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla. Monday where she was getting treated for a broken hip. Mrs. Rentz sustained the personal injury in a drop at her residence. Mrs. Rentz is a member of the Rentz relatives which operated a jewelry business in Johnson City for quite a few decades.”