James Thomas DANNEL (1877-1942)
HOUSE, 58th and 65th General Assemblies, 1913-15, 1927-29; representing Roane County; Republican. Born at Grandview, Rhea County, July 7, 1877; son of W.H. and Mary Jane (BRADY) DANNEL. Attended Grandview Normal Institute. Married at Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., May 17, 1906, to Pearl BAUGH, daughter of Abraham and Mary (McFARLAND) BAUGH; two sons--James Thomas, Jr. and Major A. BAUGH. Engaged in coal business at Rockwood, Roane County, in early life; associate district manager Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Co.; U.S. prohibition agent for Tennessee and Kentucky, 1922-23; moved, 1927, to Albequerque, New Mexico, for reasons of health. Presidential elector, 1908, on Republican ticket of William H. TAFT and James S. SHERMAN. In Spanish-American War; enlisted at Knoxville, Knox County, July 12, 1898; pvt., Co. F., 4th Tenn. Inf.; honorably discharged at Savannah, Ga., May 6, 1899. In World War I; entered Officers Training Camp, Fort Olgethorpe, Ga., in May, 1917; turned down for reasons of health. Member Rockwood Christian Church; Rhea Springs Lodge No. 310, Free and Accepted Masons, Royal Arch degree; elected state commander Spanish-American Veterans of New Mexico, 1936. Died at Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 28, 1942; buried in Mount Sulphur Cemetery, Grandview, Rhea County.
Sources: Information supplied by S.P. Dannal, Lenoir City; Rockwood Times, May 9, 1907; Nov. 9, 1911; May 10, Sept. 6, 1917; Sept. 26, 1918, Aug. 24, 1922; Jan. 8, 1931; June 15, 1933; Apr. 25, 1935; Oct. 10, Oct. 17, 1946; Nashville American, Jan.26, 1913; Harriman Record, Aug. 11, 1927; Tenn. Public Acts, 1913, 1927; information supplied by Tenn. War Records Bureau.
From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County, Tennessee State Library and Archvies.