June 27, 1879: The Knoxville Daily Chronicle reported, “Mr. Leonard Swingle, an aged and respectable citizen of Johnson City, is fearfully deranged. He has to be kept in constant confinement.”
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June 26, 1875: The Clarksville Chronicle reported that a money order office would be established in Johnson City in July.
June 25, 1891: The Comet reported, “Mr. and Mrs. James Baird, of Whitehead, England, arrived in the city yesterday en route to Embreeville on a visit to their son-in-law, Manager W.J. Love, of the Embreeville Freehold and Iron Company.”
June 24, 1886: Robert Barrow, Esq., of the Johnson City Comet, had withdrawn from the editorial management of the paper. He declared himself a candidate for Attorney General in the first Judicial District.
June 23, 1884: The Morning Post, a newspaper in Camden, New Jersey, reported that “Johnson City, East Tennessee, has a tannery in which $200,000 are invested.”
June 22, 1890: The Chattanooga Republican reported that Rev. D.F. Chockley would be the pastor of the Second Baptist Church that was recently organized in Johnson City. The church had 33 charter members.
June 21, 1870: The Republican Banner, a newspaper in Nashville, reported, “D. Bowman, of Johnson City, has received a patent for a millstone dress.” This was something that was used in the milling process.
June 20, 1885: The Comet carried this news: “Hon. R.L. Taylor bids The Comet good-by (sic) this week. We are sorry to lose him, but Mr. Cleveland wants him to help run the Government and we have to give him up. We shall miss his facile pen and smiling face and shining head. But we shall expect to hear from him often in this paper. He christened The Comet in its infancy, and nursed it till it was able to sit alone. We will not forget him. We will remind him that he is still in our hearts and in our memories by drawing on him occasionally when we get in a tight place. Our relations have been extremely pleasant and we part with sincere regret. A cleverer, bigger souled, bigger hearted man than Bob Taylor never lived. We would like to see him go from Pension Agent to Governor, United States Senator and President.”
June 19, 1886: The Journal and Tribune, a newspaper published in Knoxville, reported, “Mr. R.A. Morrell, of Johnson City, arrived in the city yesterday evening on the down passenger train, with his wife, who was insane, on his way to the asylum at Lyon’s View. A private conveyance was secured and the mad woman taken to the asylum closely guarded. Mrs. Morrell is a woman perhaps 45 years of age, and has one of the worst cases of insanity ever received at the asylum. Her hands had to be tied behind her back and she closely watched to keep her from doing harm. The unfortunate woman has been unsound mind for some six months, and now persists in talking, shouting, cursing and moving about all the time.”
June 18, 1926: The Johnson City Chronicle reported that Mrs. J.E. Crouch and J.H. Preas Jr. were elected the evening prior to the Johnson City school board.
Johnson City, TN
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee. 2017 estimated population was 66,391, making it the ninth-largest city in the state.