Jeremiah Whitson Photo

Jere Whitson, Cookeville merchant, banker, and lumberman, was active in many civic affairs. A founder of Dixie College, he was also instrumental in persuading state officials to locate Tennessee Polytechnic Institute in Cookeville. Picture courtesy of Dr. & Mrs. Jere Lowe.

Jeremiah "Jere" Whitson

b. 19 March 1853, TN
d. 1 August 1928
Wife: Parizetta Frances Terry md 19 March 1872
Father: John Walter Whitson (1826-1855)
Mother: Lucinda H. Barnes (1830-1884)
Buried: Cookeville City Cemetery, Cookeville, TN
See Chapter 8

Tombstone Photo
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord...
That they may rest from their labors,
For their works follow with them"    Rev. 14:13

Tombstone Photo

Tombstone Photo
"Thou wilt keep in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on thee;
Because he trusteth in thee."    Isaiah 26:3