JACOWAY, WILLIAM VAN, 1873-1967

Biography: 

Businessman; civic and political leader. Born– July 30, 1873, Lebanon, Ala. Parents– Thomas Reed and Lucinda Jennie (Baxter) Jacoway.   Married–Minnie Mae Moody, 1897.  Children–three. Education– college at Winchester, Tenn.; graduated 1894. Taught school several years; served as assistant postmaster and then postmaster at Fort Payne.  Owned department store, Jacoway & Hamilton’s, 1926-1960. Member; Fort Payne City Council; chairman, Dekalb County Democratic Party. Founder, Dekalb County Fiddler’s Convention; member, Civitan Club. His “A Brief History…” was first published in the Fort Payne Times-Journal in August, 1925. Died September 7, 1967.

Source:

“Introduction” to Early History of Northeast Alabama and Incidentally of Northwest Georgia.  Ed.  W. Stanley Hoole and Addie S. Hoole.  University, AL: Confederate Publishing Co., 1979.

Publication(s):

“A History of Dekalb County, 1836-1925,” in Early History of Northeast Alabama, and Incidentally of Northwest Georgia. University, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1979.