McPEAKE, William
Public official; born Warren’s Bluff, May 22, 1881; Scotch-Irish descent; son of W.J. and M.E. (Garner) McPeake; father’s occupation farming; educated in Lexington, Tenn., and graduated from High School May 20, 1900; began his business career as a teacher; married Ada Sumner Dec. 12, 1909; member of Masons (32nd degree), I.O.O.F. and W.O.W.; Republican; member of Missionary Baptist church; Trustee of Henderson Co., Tenn.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

Superintendent of the Dresden Academy, was born in Henderson County, Tenn., near Mifflin, in 1852. His parents, D. C. and Eliza (Stone) Muse, were born in Pittsylvania County, Va., in and , and died in Tennessee in 1865 and 1876 respectively. Soon after their marriage, which occurred in their native State, they came to Tennessee. They became the parents of twelve children, nine of whom are living. Our subject was academically educated at Lexington, Tenn., and in 1869 entered the High School at Ann Arbor, Mich., and remained one year. The following year he entered the literary department of the university of the same place, and attended that institution for some time. In 1874 he was elected to the principalship of the Big Spring Academy, in Madison County, Tenn., and held the position four sessions. In 1882 he became connected with the I.O.O.P. college at Humboldt, and remained as instructor in the same six months. The following three years he was principal of the schools of Rutherford, Tenn., and in 1886 was elected to his present position, and has given universal satisfaction as adminstator and disciplinarian. June l7, 1885, he married Viola Edmundson, of Rutherford, Tenn. Prof. Muse is one of the leading educators of West Tennessee, and the school at Dresden was never in a more prosperous condition than at the present time.
Goodspeeds History of TN -- 18887

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