Thomas Franklin Nipper


Chuckaluck, McMinn CO, TN
& later Long's Mill Road, Athens, TN

Family Group of

Thomas "Tom" Franklin Nipper** b 8 Feb 1893 Madisonville, Monroe CO, TN d 5 Sep 1958 Athens, McMinn CO, TN buried Cunningham Cemetery, Englewood, McMinn CO, TN
occupation - farm laborer, operated store, worked for Nehi Bottling CO, Athens, TN, disabled by stroke in 1946
son of Franklin "Frank" Bogart Nipper*** & Lucinda "Cindie" Breckinridge White*** of Spring Creek Ridge, McMinn CO, TN
Pvt. CO B Development BN, US Army, WW I military records
Thomas Franklin Nipper's WW I draft card
photo of Papaw Tom & son, "Little" Tommy Nipper, my father
photo of my grandparents, Tom & Susie (McKeehan) Nipper soon after marriage


m (1) 15 Oct 1916 by A. S. Vaughn, MG McMinn CO, TN TO
Mary Jane "Susie" or "Tude" McKeehan** b 10 Dec 1901 McMinn CO, TN d 22 Dec 1982 Rossville, Walker CO, GA buried Lakewood Memory Gardens, Rossville, Walker CO, GA
photo of Mamaw Susie & "Little" Tommy Nipper, my father
my favorite photo of Mamaw Susie
dau of William "Bill" Thomas McKeehan*** & Margaret Elizabeth "Bessie" Tucker*** of Clearwater & later Athens, McMinn CO, TN

issue: [NOTE: Only one child Robert Thomas Nipper was born of this first marriage. Tom and Susie Nipper separated when their son was three years old and then later divorced. Their son was reared in McMinn CO, TN by his maternal grandparents, Bill and Bessie (Tucker) McKeehan. Susie remarried (2) Rossville, GA to Henry J. Blakemore b 23 Oct 1905 GA d 11 May 1985 Rossville, GA buried Lakewood Memory Gardens, Rossville, GA. There was no issue of her second marriage.]

1(M) Robert Thomas "Tommy" Nipper* b 14 Oct 1918 Chuckaluck, McMinn CO, TN d 27 Mar 1995 Athens, McMinn CO, TN buried McMinn Memory Gardens, McMinn CO, TN
photo of "Little" Tommy Nipper in childhood
my favorite photo of my parents, Tommy & Beulah (Cline) Nipper
"Standing My Watch" by Tommy Nipper
photo of Tommy Nipper in North City School group, 1934 - 1935

m 5 Nov 1939 Etowah, McMinn CO, TN TO
Mary Beulah Mae "Boots" Cline* b 17 Mar 1922 Monroe CO, TN d 9 Jul 1992 Athens, McMinn CO, TN buried McMinn Memory Gardens, McMinn CO, TN
"Boots and Leghorns" by Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge
two photos of my mother, Beulah (Cline) Nipper

*parents & ** grandparents & *** great-grandparents of Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge


m (2) 22 Mar 1951 by J. W. Creasman, JP McMinn CO, TN TO
Mrs. Cynthia Jessie (Hester) Runion (a widow of William Runion) b 30 June 1898 GA d 28 Jul 1972 Athens, McMinn CO, TN buried Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, TN
dau of Zack T. Hester & Rosa Lackey of Tellico Plains, Monroe CO, TN

1(M) Franklin Bogart Nipper (living & data private)
m (2)

2(F) Sadie Irene Nipper (living & data private)
m (2) TO
Joe Minge

This site is dedicated to the memory of my mother Beulah Cline Nipper, a beautiful product of the Knobs.


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