Tabernacle School

Taught by Prof. R. L. Nisbet and Miss Flowers, closed a most successful term with the concert on Thursday night, April 18th, [1918]. The program printed below, which is a most interesting one, was highly praised by all who witnessed it, as was the excellent work of both teachers and

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James Alan Wilks

Specialist Four (SP4) James Alan Wilks (10 Jul 1948-27 Oct 1969) was drafted into the United States Army in October 1968, just a few short months after graduating from Frazier High School in Covington. The son of Ruben H. (1912-2005) and Laura N. Wilks (1930-2016) of Covington, SP4 Wilks began

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Jesse G. Hunt (1895-1918)

Corporal Jesse G. Hunt was born May 1895 to Willis Nathaniel Hunt and Annie Blond Strange in the Gift area of Tipton County, Tenn., the third of their four children. Jesse lost his mother at the tender age of 10, when his mother Annie died on Jun 30, 1906 after

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James Kirby Smith

Pvt. James Kirby Smith was born in Brighton, Tipton County, TN to Robert Lee Smith and Frances Ida Huffman Smith on Sept. 11, 1895. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 28, 1918, under service number 3501627. He was 22 years old when he enlisted, 5′ 9 1/2″ tall,

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The History of Collins Chapel

As printed in the Centennial Celebration (1873-1973) booklet Collins Chapel C. M. E. Church of Covington, Tenn., was founded in 1869. It was known at that time as a Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The first worship services were held under a bush arbor on the present site. Later a

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Charles E. Faught

Services are conducted for Navy Warrant Officer Services have been held in Madison, Fla., for Navy Chief Warrant Officer Charles Edward Faught, former Memphis and Covington, Tenn., resident, who died of a heart attack at sea. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Madison. Mr. Faught, who was 39, died

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A SKETCH OF COVINGTON IN 1885

This newspaper article from page 4 of the Friday, Dec. 11, 1885, issue of the Memphis Daily Appeal is a first-hand account of a visitor to Covington and a correspondent of the Memphis Daily Appeal. The article text has been reprinted as it was originally written. The photos have been

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