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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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Montgomery Swinging Bridge
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Swinging Bridge at Norma, early 1920's - NOT the one located later at Montgomery.
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15-Swinging Bridge at Montgomery - 1995
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17-Swinging Bridge at Montgomery - 1995
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20-Swinging Bridge at Montgomery
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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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John Burlin Jeffers and Kizzie Ann (…
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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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James Hoyal Jeffers, Darel Jeffers, …
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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 and Kizzie Ann (…
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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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John Burlin Jeffers with his gravity…
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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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Marley Phillips and Nevva Jeffers, j…
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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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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 Brothers Store, owned by Elwoo…
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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 and the owner, Elwood Sharp.
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Sharp's Cash Store at Norma.
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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, and the owner, Elwood Sharp.
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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 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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William Frazier Jeffers
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Dean School Class (1948)
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Roaches Creek SEARS and ROEBUCK homes
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Roaches Creek Boarding House at Dean
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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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Moonshine Still
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Glasshouse 1930's - 1940's Esso Gas Station
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The Glass House Restaurant
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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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Crowd awaiting Christmas Parade in downtown Oneida in Dec 1977
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1946 - The old Railroad Depot at Norma
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BASEBALL FIELD AT NORMA, ABOUT 1916
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Rail Road Superintendent's Model A, 1928 Ford
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SSG. Elwood Sharp (1920-1993) Combat wounded WWll Veteran.
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Marion Goad, Hazel (REED) Goad, and Vincent Goad
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Hazel (REED) Goad, Marion Goad, Geniva Goad, Carl Goad and Ray Goad
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Superintendents Home in Norma
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Superintendents Home in Norma
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New River Lumber Company Store at Norma
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BEN FRANKLIN's 5 AND 1O STORE IN ONEIDA IN 1979
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CHESTER SEXTON's BARBER SHOP IN 1982
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CHESTER SEXTON's BARBER SHOP IN 1982
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