Mount View Lodge. No. 179, Independent Order of Odd Fellow
Brief History of the Organization, by Dr. L. R. McClain
Putnam County Herald
21 September 1904
Mt. View Lodge, No. 179, I. O. O. F., was instituted at Cookeville, Tenn., by C. C. Comer, D. D. G. M. on December 19th, 1873, with six chapter members, as follows: J. J. Finney, J. P. Martin, J. J. Mills, J. H. Brown, J. F. Dyer and H. J. Brown. Not one of them is a member of this Lodge now. From 1877 to about 1885 the Lodge experienced great financial troubles, and dragged along with 6 or 7 faithful members, meeting occasionally thereby preventing forfeiture of charter. About 1884 or ’85, six of the members who had been instrumental holding the charter decided that they would go to work in earnest, and try to make a good and prosperous Lodge. Two of them, W. J. Isbell and H. P. Davis, are deceased, the other four are vet members of the Lodge, three of whom were initiating  the institution of the Lodge in 1873. During the existence of the Lodge there has been about 400 initiations. There has been several thousands of dollars paid out for the relief of brothers. About 14 members have died. A great many been dropped for non payment of dues, and several have taken withdrawal cards, leaving a membership of 202, as follows:
Apple, Wm., Minister; Cookeville, Tenn.
Apple. H. W., Handle Sawyer, Cookeville, Teen.
Aldridge, L. J., Handle Sawyer, Livingston, Tenn.
Askew, J. T., Farmer, Buffalo Valley, Tenn.
Allison, G. M., Music Dealer, Monterey, Tenn.
Barnes, J. B., Farmer, Cookeville Tenn.
Barnes, J. A., Lawyer, Livingston, Tenn.
Bockman, L. D., Farmer, Double Springs, Tenn.
Bockman, V. E., Lawyer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Bockman, B. O., Lumber Inspector, Double Springs, Tenn.
Bradford, Charles, Guard at Penitentiary, Nashville Tenn.
Buck, I. N., Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Buck, C. M., Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Buck, Orville, Dry Goods Clerk, Cookeville, Tenn.
Buck, Perry, Dry Goods Clerk, Allons, Tenn.
Butler, W. W., Timber Inspector, Ensor, Tenn.
Boyd, E. H., County Superintendent Schools, Cookeville, Tenn.
Boyd, J. C.,Farmer, Gentry, Tenn.
Byers, J. C., Carpenter, East St., [???] Ills.
Borden, M. H., Silversmith, Cookeville, Tenn.
Bowden, A. N., Foreman Planing Mill, Cookeville, Tenn.
Bowden, Floyd, Planing Mill Laborer, Cookeville , Tenn.
Brown, U. T., Railroad Section Hand, Double Springs, Tenn.
Brown, James M., Farmer, Ditty, Tenn.
Breeding, R. M., Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Breeding, P. B., Spoke Mill Employee, Algood, Tenn.
Barr, W. H., Magistrate, Burton, Tenn.
Bennett, M. K., Merchant, Algood, Tenn.
Chapin, Wm. P., Merchant, Monterey, Tenn.
Cullom, J. A., Hotel Manager, Nashville, Tenn.
Chaffin, John H., Brakeman, Double Springs, Tenn.
Conatser, O. C., Lawyer, Monterey, Tenn.
Carr, W. H., Minister, Algood, Tenn.
Carr, B P., Foreman Factory, Baxter, Tenn.
Carr, S. F., Register, Cookeville, Tenn.
Carr, F. L., Laborer, Baxter, Tenn.
Cowan, George W., Lumber Inspector, Wilder, Tenn.
Clark, Lucien, Manager Lumber Company, Rayburn, Gap, Ga.
Cooper, G. W., Merchant, Oak Hill, Tenn.
Cooper, George W., Sawyer, Bilbrey, Tenn.
Cooper, T. C., Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Collier, F. E., Grocer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Cameron, O. E., Merchant, Cookeville. Tenn.
Copeland, L. A., Minister, Jeremiah, Tenn.
Carlen, W. R., Liveryman, Cookeville, Tenn.
Cornwall, J. H., Hotel Manager, Algood, Tenn.
Cartwright, G. P., Telephone Manager, Somerset, Ky.
Caruthers, S. B., Blacksmith, Cookeville. Tenn.
Countiss, John A., Farmer, Cookeville Tenn.
Countiss, Charles, Teacher, Cookeville, Tenn.
Countiss, A. H., Merchant, Monterey, Tenn.
Cleghorn , I. N., Spoke Mill Employee, Nashville, Tenn.
Douglass, J. R., Magistrate, Cookeville, Tenn.
Davis, L. H. Designer, West Point, Ga.
Davis, C. J., Magistrate, Cookeville, Tenn.
Davis, Ezra, Traveling Salesman, Cookeville Tenn.
Davis. S. D., Physician, Cookeville, Tenn.
Davis, G. L., Carpenter, Algood, Tenn.
Davis, M. T., Carpenter, Cookeville, Tenn.
Davis, W. A., Farmer, Baker’s X Roads, Tenn.
Denny, S. D., Grocer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Ditty, W. L., Carpenter, Cookeville, Tenn.
Dyer, Quimby, Insurance Agent, Cookeville, Tenn.
Dyer, Lex, Stenographer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Dyer, N. A., Farmer, Double Springs Tenn.
Elrod, F. E., Minister, Calfkiller, Tenn.
Ensor, W. T., Merchant, Ensor, Tenn.
Feathersten, Frank, Sawyer, Baxter, Tenn.
Earley, P. C., Miller, Cookeville, Tenn.
Ferrell, W. D., Dentist, Cookeville, Tenn.
Griffin, Pat, Foreman Factory, Baxter, Tenn.
Gillem, L. P., Traveling Salesman, Cookeville, Tenn.
Gossage, D. C., County Court Clerk, Cookeville, Tenn.
Gwaltney, Ed., Butcher, Cookeville, Tenn.
Grimsley, Otto, Clerk, Wynnewood, Ind. Terr.
Gilliam, Jesse, Teacher, Selby, Tenn.
Grisham, W. P., Merchant, Cookeville, Tenn.
Gentry, R. B, Merchant, Baxter, Tenn.
Guthrie, G. .N., Dentist, Cookeville, Tenn.
Huddleston, J. F., Farmer, Ada, Ind. Ter.
Huddleston, L. T., Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Huddleston, B. C., Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Haynes James M., Railroad Fireman, Cookeville. Tenn.
Hughes, H. M.. Town Constable, Cookeville, Tenn.
Holladay, T. C., Gardener, Cookeville, Tenn.
Holladay, O. K., Lawyer and Recorder, Cookeville, Tenn.
Hyder, J. W., Grocer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Hatfield, J. M., Teacher, Livingston, Tenn.
Hatfield, M. S., Teacher, Cookeville, Tenn.
Howell, C. R., Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Hodge, J. H., Lawyer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Isbell, James A., Bookkeeper, Baxter, Tenn.
Judd, T. Lee, Farmer, Double Springs, Tenn.
Jones, B. C., Gardener, Cookeville, Tenn.
Jones, Henry, Farmer, Buffalo Valley, Tenn.
Jones, Elmus, Telegraph Operator, Oklahoma City Oklahoma.
Judd, I. P., Produce Dealer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Judd, E. D., Merchant, Window Cliffs, Tenn.
Judd, J. M., Merchant, Shipley, Tenn.
Jernigan, W. H., Merchant, Brotherton, Tenn.
Jernigan, C. P., Merchant. Jernigan, Tenn.
Johnston, C. T., Sawyer, Mt. Pleasant, Tenn.
Johnston W. H., Sawyer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Johnson, J. E., Locomotive Engineer, Harriman, Tenn.
Johnson, J. S., Clerk, Monterey, Tenn.
Jenkins, W. V., Liveryman, Cookeville, Tenn.
Jenkins, G. A., Lumberman, Algood. Tenn.
Jared, W. A., Clerk, Gentry. Tenn.
Jarmes, L. H., Farmer, Silver Point, Tenn.
Keirsey, A. J., Locomotive Engineer, Cookeville
Kerr, R. L., Farmer, Buffalo Valley, Tenn.
Kinnaird, G. L., Merchant Cameron, Tenn..
Lee, Z. P., United States Commissioner, Cookeville, Tenn.
Lansden, D. L., Chancellor, Cookeville, Tenn.
Lee, R, P., Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Loftis, M. V.,, Farmer, Brotherton, Tenn.
Massa, A. R., Farmer, Hudgens, Tenn.
Moore, Algood Tax Assessor, Cookeville, Tenn.
Martin, J. B. S., Physician, Cookeville, Tenn.
Martin, H. C., Physician, Cookeville, Tenn.
McClain, L. R, Physician, Cookeville, Tenn.
McClain, W. S., D. O. and Sec. of S. S.O., Franklin, Ky.
McClain, W. A., Butcher, Cookeville, Tenn.
McBroom, C. K., Merchant, Wilder, Tenn.
McBroom W. G., Farmer, Byrne, Tenn.
McBroom, John, Farmer, Byrne, Tenn.
MoBroom, J. S., Merchant. Wilder. Tenn.
Myers, O. B., Superintendent City Schools, Lynn, Ind.
Moore, J. T., Physician, Algood, Tenn.
McCulley, H. D., Teacher; Cookeville, Tenn.
McCulley, J. H., Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Maloney, J. A., Stationary Engineer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Montgomery, D, A., Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Massa, A. F., Farmer, Ditty, Tenn.
Massa, W. V., Farmer, Ditty, Tenu.
Massa, Norman, Farmer, Ditty, Tenn..
Medlin, W. C., United States Storekeeper and Gauger, Lynnville, Tenn.
McDaniel, T. J., Farmer, Selby, Tenn.
Nackles, George W., Minister, Cookeville, Tenn.
Nichols, J. C., Farmer, Gentry, Tenn.
Nichols, Lawrence, Farmer, Boma, Tenn.
Oliver, John E., United States Deputy Revenue Collector, Cookeville, Tenn.
Pincus, S., Merchant, Cookeville, Tenn.
Pippin, R. F„ Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Pendergrass, Samuel, Clerk, Cookeville, Tenn.
Peek, D. P., Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Pippin, E. M., Merchant, Bloomington, Tenn.
Phillips, S. K., Minister, Selby, Tenn.
Phillips, M. A., Carpenter, Cookeville, ,Tenn.
Phillips, B. D., Farmer, Algood, Tenn.
Patton, D. D., Sawyer, Algood, Tenn.
Reagan, R. L., Bookkeeper, Cookeville. Tenn.
Reagan, J. A., Stenographer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Reagan, A. A., Hotel Manager, Cookeville, Tenn.
Rash, R. L., Drayman, Cookeville, Tenn.
Roy, S. M., Carpenter, Cookeville, Tenn.
Ray, W. L., Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Ray, J. R., Farmer, Cookevllle, Tenn.
Rickman, C. H., Merchant, Algood, Tenn.
Ramsey, A. R., Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Ramsey, Porter, Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Robinson, J. S., Farmer,’ Calfkiller, Tenn.
Robinson, Lee, Section Boss, Buffalo Valley, Tenn.
Rice J. A., Farmer, Window Cliffs, Tenn.
Riley, W. L., Clerk, Algood, Tenn.
Reynolds, E. J., Timber Inspector, Algood, Tenn.
Smith, Rutledge, Proprietor Press, Cookeville. Tenn.
Staley, W. R., Liveryman, Cookeville, Tenn.
Starnes, T. H., Railroad Night Watchman, Cookeville, Tenn.
Speakman, J. M., Carpenter, Cookeville, Tenn.
Slagle, J. F., Manager Roller Mill, Cookeville, Tenn.
Stamps. J. W., Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Shipley, Z. L., Physician, Goffton, Tenn.
Scarlett, T. M., Farmer, Double Springs, Tenn.
Shaver, Peter, Locomotive Engineer, Dickson, Tern.
Saddler, H. R., Farmer, Buffalo Valley, Tenn.
Strong, W. S., Railroad Fireman, Lincoln, Neb.
Sullivan, J. E., Farmer, Window Cliff, Tenn.
Sampley E. G., Manager Sawmill, Void, Tenn.
Shirley, G. M., Spoke Finisher, Algood, Tenn.
Summers, D. E., Teacher, Cookeville Tenn.
Sewell, R. H., Carpenter, Baxter, Tenn.
Sewell, W. S., Carpenter, Baxter, Tenn.
Taylor, Matthew, Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Thompson, Robert N, Farmer, Hudgens, Tenn.
Thompson, J. B., Lawyer Cookeville, Tenn.
Thompson, F. D.. Farmer. Selby Tenn.
Turner, J. F., Postmaster. Algood, Tenn.
Thomas. C. E., Foreman Factory, Bloomington, Tenn.
Wilmoth, J. L., Carpenter, Ada, Ind. Ter.
Warren, A. P., Farmer, Venia, Tenn.
Warren, W, M., Miller,  Algood, Tenn.
Walker, W. H., Wagon Maker, Goffton, Tenn.
Wirt, W. A., Merchant, Cookeville, Tenn.
West, G. G., Carpenter, Cookeville, Tenn.
Womack, H., Clerk, Gabbatha, Tenn.
Webb, N. S., Teacher, Haydensburg, Tenn.
Wright, Charles H., Painter, Cookeville, Tenn.
Whitaker, D. C., Farmer, Cookeville, Tenn.
Williams, V. R., Clerk, Cookeville, Tenn.
Yeargan, S. B., Teacher, Cookeville, Tenn.