William Wallace Suddarth, II

Cumberland Presbyterian Minister

1880 - 1971

He was called Jr. until his father died (Rev. William Wallace Suddarth, Sr.). Then he was called the II and his son was called Jr.

1903 Junior Literary Class Roll of Cumberland University
Suddarth, W. W. - Weir, Tenn.
Entered C. U., '00; Caruthers Society; Historian; Captain Football Squad, '00; Captain Basketball, '03; Vice President Y.M.C.A.; A.B., '04.

Junior Class Characterization
Name: W. W. Suddarth
Self-Estimate: Athlete
What Others Think: Good Bluffer
Weak Point: Squabbling
Amusement: Football
Song: "Onward to the Goal."

W. W. Suddarth - Vice President of Caruthers Society

W. W. Suddarth - Right Half Back - Football Team

Suddarth - Forward - Basketball Team

[Source: The Phoenix, 1903, pages 50, 51, 101, 189 & 195]

Cumberland University
W. W. Suddarth - Caruthers Literary Society 1903-1904

W. W. Suddarth - Vice President of the Y.M.C.A.

W. W. Suddarth (R. T.) Captain of the Football Team of 1903

[Source: The Phoenix, 1904, pages 92, 97, 119]

Suddarth, W. W., Jr. - Nashville, Tennessee
Minister - Lebanon Presbytery - Tennessee Synod
Pastor - Commerce Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Watertown, Tenn.
Pastor - Fosterville Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Fosterville, Tenn.
Pastor - Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church (session clerk lived in Lebanon, Tenn.)
Pastor - Jeruselem Cumberland Presbyterian Church (session clerk lived in Smyrma, Tenn.)
Pastor - Lebanon Camp Ground Cumberland Presbyterian Church (session clerk lived in Fosterville, Tenn.)
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1908, pages 73a, 74a & 16b]


Death: W. W. Suddarth, 90, retired member of Murfreesboro Presbytery, died March 15 in Lebanon, Tenn. He received his education at the old Cumberland University in Lebanon between 1901-1905 when the school was in the Cumberland Presbyterian hands. Ordained in 1906, he served churches in the Middle Tennessee area on a full-time basis from 1906-1957, and continued to preach on a supply basis after retirement.

His first wife, Kate Allen Johnston, died in 1932 and he was later married to Mary Elizabeth Swain who survives. Also surviving is a son, William Wallace Suddarth, Jr. His late father, William Wallace Suddarth, was also a minister of the church.

The funeral was conducted by Dr. Virgil Todd at Lebanon.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, April 13, 1971, page 16]

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