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James Wiley Wallace was the son of Washington Wayne Wallace and Sarah Caroline King, of Knoxville, TN, and the grandson of Capt. Wm. Wallace and Mary (Polly) Chamberlain, of Blount Co, TN. He was an 1876 graduate of the University of Tennessee (then called East TN University), having been elected class poet. At one point, he worked as a clerk in the TN legislature. From 1880 to 1887, he was the editor-in-chief of the Knoxville Daily Tribune. He was named a justice of the peace in 1894. He also distinguished himself as an artist, particularly for his paintings depicting rural life and regional history. Often called "Squire Wallace" in newspaper accounts, a reference to his status as a magistrate.

Birth:
26 May 1852 1
TN 1
Death:
14 Nov 1921 1
Knoxville, Knox Co., TN 1
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James W Wallace 1882  Street Altercation w Wm Rule.JPG
James W Wallace 1882 Street Altercation w Wm Rule.JPG
The Harrisburg Patriot, Harrisburg, PA, 13 Mar. 1882. Reference here is to the well-known editor Wm. Rule, a protégé of Wm. G. Brownlow.
James W Wallace 1896 Sentences Man for Drunkenness & Profanity.JPG
James W Wallace 1896 Sentences Man for Drunkenness & Profanity.JPG
The Knoxville Daily Journal, Knoxville, TN, 21 Feb. 1896.
James Wiley Wallace Headstone.jpg
James Wiley Wallace Headstone.jpg
James Wiley Wallace 1882 Senate Clerk Candidacy.JPG
James Wiley Wallace 1882 Senate Clerk Candidacy.JPG
Blount County Democrat, Maryville, TN, 23 Nov. 1882. "The Democracy" was at that time used to refer to the Democratic Party.
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Birth:
26 May 1852 1
TN 1
Male 1
Death:
14 Nov 1921 1
Knoxville, Knox Co., TN 1
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Burial Place: New Gray Cem., Knoxville, Knox Co., TN 1
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Mother: Sarah Caroline King 1
Father: Washington Wayne Wallace 1

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