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Bedford County TN Biographies

WILLIAM MARTIN GARNER

Merchant; born Fairfield, Tenn., Oct. 21, 1881; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Thomas F. and Elizabeth (Anderson) Garner; his father was a farmer-merchant-soldier; paternal grandfather G. Martin Garner, paternal grandmother was a Miss Johnson, of Georgia, before her marriage; maternal grandfather W.W. Anderson, maternal grandmother Jane (Cauble) Anderson; educated Bedford College; began life as newsboy; married Ada Lee Waite Aug. 5, 1908; member of F. and A.M., K.P., I.O.O.F.; Socialist; has been engaged in resuscitation of bankrupt or near bankrupt business concerns; member of the Baptist church.

Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

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