Major Paul E. Divine Materials
This collection consists of 14 letters regarding political matters and positions from various leaders of Tennessee's regional and state government. Many of the letters are from Walter P. Brownlow, a U.S. congressman from Tennessee, and William I. Davis, the circuit court clerk for Claiborne County.
- 1894 February 20-1906 October 9, undated
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This collection consists of 14 letters regarding political matters and positions from various leaders of Tennessee's regional and state government.
Major Paul Eave Divine was born to Dr. John Washington and Mary Adelaide "Ada" (Newlee) Divine in 1871. He was one of nine children. Divine began his career working for Walter P. Brownlow during his first term in office as a U.S. Representative from Tenn. (1897-1901). Divine went on to work with the National Soldiers' Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Jonesboro, Tennessee. He formed the legal firm Guinn and Divine with David M. Guinn in Johnson City, Tennessee on May 20, 1911. On September 27, 1906 Divine married Lulu Belle Milburn (1881-1955), daughter of William Elbert Franklin (1844-1925) and Florence Ella (Williams) Milburn (1859-1910). Paul and Lulu Divine had three daughters: Josephine (Divine) Brandt (1908-1971), Milburn Adelaide Sis (1909-2001), and Florence Ellen (Divine) Miller (1916-1997). Paul Divine passed way in 1935 and is buried in Greene County, Tenn.
This collection consists of one folder.
This collection was transferred from the Tennessee State Archives to Special Collections in 2012.