BIOGRAPHIES


ERWIN, Joseph Boyd
Minister; born Williamson County, Tenn., January 23, 1846; son of Alexander Rogers and Louise Eleanor (Boyd) Erwin; his father was a Methodist minister; Scotch-Irish descent; educated Florence University of Florence, Ala.; honorary degree D.D. June, 1886, by Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; married Fannie C. Smith August 23, 1868; Blue Lodge Mason, Royal Arch Mason, Knights Templar, Grand Chaplain Gana Lodge Masons, Grand Prelate of K.T.; Chaplain on Governor R.L. Taylor’s staff with rank of Captain 1887-1889; member M.E. Church, South.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

ERWIN, William M.
Educator; born September 8, 1881; son of Martin P. and Emma (Young) Erwin; Scotch-Irish descent; educated Vanderbilt University, Nashville; married Erline Matthews June 2, 1909; member K. of P., M.W. of A., and also member Lutheran Church; entered Morgan Preparatory School 1908; entered Vanderbilt 1906; taught at Lynchburg 1904; County Superintendent of Public Instruction of Bedford County 1907-1909; now engaged in business, also farming and stock raising.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

EVANS, Winston Gill
Vice President People’s National Bank, Shelbyville, Tenn.; born Shelbyville, Tenn., 1867; English descent; son of Nathan Peyton and Mary (Gill) Evans; paternal grandparents Nathan and Elizabeth (White) Evans; maternal grandparents Winston W. and _____ (Whittaker) Gill; educated University of South, Sewanee, Tenn.; married Carrie F. Frierson 1894; entered employ of People’s National Bank in 1890 at Bookkeeper, then Teller, then Assistant Cashier, and in 1908 was elected Vice President; also interested in farming and hardware business; member of Presbyterian Church.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

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