Attended Class of 1899
Birth: Mar. 11, 1878, Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 1958, Jefferson City, Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA
William Taylor Hale (1871 – 1960)
Richard Spencer Hale (1902 – 1975)
Julius David Hale (1902 – 2003)
Ernest Eugene Hale (1905 – 1970)
Sarah Helen Hale Starnes (1908 – 1980)
Sarah Elizabeth Helen Hale Starnes (1908 – 1980)
Cornelia Beatrice Hale Hall (1921 – 1988)
Jefferson City, Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA
Source: www.findagrave.com, # 135595540.
The Laurens Advertiser, January 9, 1901, p.1
A Romantic Marriage
China Grove, N. C. was the scene on Dec. 26th, of a very romantic marriage in which Newberry County had part, as the parents of the bride live near Pomaria. A few weeks ago Miss Cornelia Beatrice Hentz, went from the latter place to China Grove ostensibly to visit her aunt the wife of the Rev. Jos. Q. Wertz but as a matter of fact to meet for the first time the gentleman who is now her husband. The facts of this interesting episode are these: Four years ago Miss Hentz and several other young ladies who were at Mount Amoena Female Seminary, Mt. Pleasant, N. C., formed a close friendship with a classmate, Miss Belle Penland of White Pine, Tenn. Miss Penland was married soon after to Mr. Wm. Taylor Hale of Morristown Tenn. Her death occurring within a short while, Mr. Hale naturally informed these friends of the death of his wife and a correspondence grew out of the circumstance between each of the young ladies and himself. This correspondence, begun out of mutual sympathy and affection for the wife and friend, soon developed into a more personal regard on the part of the two leading characters in this little romance in real life resulting in their marriage on the above date at the Lutheran parsonage at China Grove by the Rev. Jas. Q. Wertz the ceremony taking place at 5 o’clock, after which an elegant supper was served by the hostess and at half-past seven the couple so ramantically united left for the home of the groom near Morristown, Tenn.