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John B. Weatherall

Hero-Loved One

 

1900-1953

 
John B. Weatherall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, July 1, 2015
1. John B. Weatherall Marker
Inscription. On the tragic day of September 12, 1953, John Weatherall gave his life in dedication to his job at Peabody Elementary School. WWI Veteran, devoted family man and custodian of Peabody Elementary, John Weatherall became aware of a fire at the school while he was at the dentists three blocks away. Refusing a ride, John ran three blocks to assist in any way he could. Upon arrival at the school, he proceeded down the stairs to reach the room where the fire started. He never reached that fire , as he fell dead of a heart attack before he made it. This memorial stands in the place where this hero once lived and worked, forever remembering the great man that gave his life for this very school.
 
Erected 2012 by Family of John Weatherall and Shelby County Historical Comission.
 
Location. 35° 7.243′ N, 89° 59.534′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Oliver Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is located on playground behind Peabody Elementary School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2086 Oliver Ave, Memphis TN 38104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnny Cash's First Performance / Johnny Cash and Tennessee Two (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zippin Pippin / Libertyland
John B. Weatherall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, July 1, 2015
2. John B. Weatherall Marker
(approx. half a mile away); The Hiker (approx. half a mile away); Heiskell Farm (was approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Tennessee Williams Play (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of the former Union Avenue United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Memphis 13/Rozelle Elementary School (approx. one mile away); Hutchison School (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. Disasters
 
John B. Weatherall Marker On Playground of Peabody Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, July 1, 2015
3. John B. Weatherall Marker On Playground of Peabody Elementary School
John B. Weatherall Marker shown on fence line at Oliver Street, Memphis, TN 38104 image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, July 1, 2015
4. John B. Weatherall Marker shown on fence line at Oliver Street, Memphis, TN 38104
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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