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#10 - Norma in the Old Days

In the early 1900s, Norma, in Scott County, was a bustling community with several lumber mills although now it barely seems to exist. It fits prominently into the Walker story in the case of Dr. Andrew Calvin Walker, who was a doctor there late in his life and died in 1926. Some locations, from postcards that belonged to him, are included on this page; click any for a larger picture.
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INFORMATION FROM DESCENDANTS: John B. Jeffers, and Kizzie Duncan Jeffers, were married April 3, 1904 in Scott Co. Tennessee. John B and Frank Smithers built a two story building in Norma. The Store was downstairs and they called it “Norma Union Store”. Both Families lived upstairs. Apparently it wasn’t profitable enough to sustain two families and John eventually bought Frank’s share. Gradually the store became more successful and they weathered the Depression pretty well. Five of John B and Kizzie’s seven children were raised to adulthood with their primary years over the store. The children were: Dot (Oran Holloway); Tressie Beulah (Virgil Murley); Nevva (Marley Phillips); James Hoyal (Jean Debord); Darel (never married); Dennis (died at age 10); and Jaymon (died at 3 months). Nevva said that her early training in honesty came in this store when her dad (John B.) taught her to use a candy scales. He taught her to look at it straight on so that you didn’t cheat the customer or yourself. Those little white scales have passed down to Nevva’s daughter, Kay Phillips Davis, and are still in her possession. John B. told Nevva on his deathbed that if he ever cheated a man out of a penny he didn’t know it. When John B. retired and moved to Oneida, he sold the store to Kermit and Elwood Sharp and they changed the name to Sharp Brothers Store. Kermit worked the coal mines and Elwood ran the store for about eight years. It must have been about this time that Elwood bought Kermit’s share and it became known as Sharp’s Cash Store, which it remained throughout the years until it burned down.

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Early Swinging Bridge at Norma - NOT where the one at Montgomery was later.
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John Burlin Jeffers and Kizzie Ann (DUNCAN) Jeffers at Norma Union Store in Norma.
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John Burlin Jeffers and Kizzie Ann (DUNCAN) Jeffers at Norma Union Store
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James Hoyal Jeffers, Darel Jeffers, Kizzie Ann (DUNCAN) Jeffers, John Burlin Jeffers and Nevva Jeffers, at the store in Norma.
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John Burlin Jeffers and Kizzie Ann (DUNCAN) Jeffers holding Judith Ann "Judy" Phillips, at the store in Norma.
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John Burlin Jeffers with his gravity fed gas pump, at the store in Norma. He looks proud of it.
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Not sure of all these relatives: John Burlin Jeffers and Kizzie Ann (DUNCAN) Jeffers far right. William Riley Jeffers and wife, Rebecca "Becky" Jeffers. Next to them is Emsley S. Jeffers and Lovace (or Lovice?) Jeffers, with Glen?
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Marley Phillips and Nevva Jeffers, just prior to getting married. They married and kept it a secret almost a year.
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Joshua Duncan and Martha Thomas Duncan, parents of Kizzie Ann (DUNCAN) Jeffers.
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John Burlin Jeffers and Kizzie Ann (DUNCAN) Jeffers' wedding picture.
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Dennis Jeffers (Aug 15, 1910 - Jun 22, 1921), son of John Burlin Jeffers and Kizzie Ann (DUNCAN) Jeffers.
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Candy Scales, used at the NORMA UNION STORE by owner, John Burlin Jeffers.
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This Red Star thread box was used in the NORMA UNION STORE.
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Sharp Brothers Store, owned by Elwood and Kermit Sharp. Anna McDonald in doorway, and Elwood Sharp using the gravity feed gas pump. Before 1951.
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Sharp Brother's Store, owned by Elwood and Kermit Sharp.
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Sharp Brothers Store - Elwood Sharp and Anna McDonald
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Sharp's Cash Store - (Updated: 09/06/2011)Left-to-Right: Cameron Cross, Crestin Jeremy Burke, James Hoyal Jeffers, Jessica Burke Brown and Dawn Cross Stacey.
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Sharp's Cash Store about 1975
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Sharp's Cash Store and the owner, Elwood Sharp.
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Sharp's Cash Store at Norma.
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Sharp's Cash Store about 1951
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Sharp's Cash Store, and the owner, Elwood Sharp.
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Sharp's Cash Store at Norma, TN.
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Sharp's Cash Store, and the owner, Elwood Sharp.
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Emsley S. Jeffers and Mary "Polly" (DUNCAN) Jeffers.
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William Frazier Jeffers
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See the smoke stacks in background from the Band Mill at Norma?
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At the Norma Band Mill, overlooking the river bottom.  Early 1900’s.
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Norma Band Mill in 1915.
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Another great View of Norma in early 1900's.
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Norma - New River Valley
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New River Lumber Company's Big Saw Mill in Norma, Tennessee
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Close Pin Factory
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Norma Hickory Mill - After the fire
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Norma Band Mill
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Pond and Lumber Mill at Norma, early 1900s
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Norma suburbs (Photo courtesy Paul Roy)
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Baseball game in progress at Norma, early 1900s
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Club House in Norma, Tennessee(I.O.O.F. stand for "Independent Order of the Odd Fellows")
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A river Ferry at Norma in early 1900's.The man sitting in the foreground could be Euel Duncan?
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Dean School Class (1948)
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New River Lumber Company Store (courtesy Paul Roy)
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Roaches Creek Boarding House at Dean
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Dr  Andrew Calvin Walker and Corilda Catherine (Owen) Walker
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Baptizing at Norma, at The Ford -1953-1959
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Baptizing at Norma, at The Ford, May 1959
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Joe Hutson WWll Veteran of Bataan Death March
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Joe Hudson, in Sharp Brother's Store in Norma, about 1975.
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Moonshine Still
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The Glass House Restaurant
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Chester Sextons Dairy Mart - Oneida, TN
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Glass House-1
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BASEBALL TEAM AT NORMA, IN 1916
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SSG. Elwood Sharp (1920-1993) Combat wounded WWll Veteran.
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