Oliver Temple TIndexLL (1865-1945)
HOUSE, 60th and 64th General Assemblies, 1917-19, 1925-27; representing Roane County; Republican. Born in Knox County Aug 29, 1865; son of George Franklin and Sophia (DOWELL) TIndexLL. After elementary school, attended Perkins School, Powell Station, Knox County; Maryville College, Maryville, Blount County; graduated with B.S. degree from Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Jefferson County; studied law and admitted to bar. Married, date and place not indicated, to Elizabeth Anne ELLIS; children--Oliver Temple, Jr., Joseph Ellis, Nancy Lou, Sophia Dowell, and one child who died an infant. Began practice of law, 1892, at Kingston, Roane County; editor of Kingston Gazette, 1905; publisher of Kingston Herald, 1909. Active in promoting Great Smoky Mountains National Park; removed, 1941, to Chattanooga, Hamilton County. Mayor of Kingston six terms; county judge; chairman, 1905, Republican Executive Committee for 2nd congressional district; manager in Roane County for congressional campaigns of Nathan Wesley Hale, who represented district in National House of Representative Mar. 4, 1905, to Mar. 3, 1909. Member Presbyterian Church; Knights of Pythias; Indexpendent Order of Odd Fellows; president, 1933, Roane County Bar Ass'n. Died at Chattanooga Dec. 2, 1945; buried in Forest Hills Cemetery. Father of Joseph Ellis TIndexll, sometime member Tennessee General Assembly.
Sources: Rockwood Times, Apr. 13, 1905; Nov. 21, 1918; Oct. 27, 1921; June 1, 1933; June 27, 1963; Harriman Record, Nov. 18, 1926; Chattanooga Times, Dec. 3, 1945; Homer, Tennessee, A History, IV, 649; Tenn. Public Acts, 1917, 1925; Tenn. Vital Statistics, Death Certificate 27788.
From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County, Tennessee State Library and Archives.