Walter Stephen McClain Photo Walter Stephen McClain Family Photo

Dr. Walter Steven McClain, founder of the Cookeville Chapter of the Red Cross, was a descendant of William Quarles, one of the early settlers of Putnam Co., TN. The photo on the right taken by Harding Studios shows him and his son Victor in uniform with a proud wife and mother Minnie Avery McClain.

Dr. Walter Stephen McClain

b. 24 August 1868, Putnam Co., TN
d. 28 February 1953, Cookeville, Putnam Co., TN
Wives: 1st 15 March 1897, Minnie Avery; 2nd Jessie Bush
Father: Dr. Lemuel Rux McClain (1844-1936)
Mother: Sarah Emma "Emily" Burton (1850-1910)
Buried: Cookeville City Cemetery, Cookeville, Putnam Co., TN
See A History of Putnam County Tennessee, by Walter S. McClain.

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