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Wiseman House

Submitted by Steve Broadway

J. W. Wiseman House

Home of James William "Willie" Wiseman, Sr. located on W. Longview Road in Portland.  He was born 21 November 1883, the son of Jonathan Wiseman and Mollie Riddle.  He married Tempie Lane, dau of Zeb Lane and Mary Elizabeth Wilkerson, on 22 December 1906 in Sumner County, Tn. Tempie was b 19 August 1885 and died 26 July 1968.  Willie Wiseman was the funeral director for the Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home, where he began working in the 1920's with John and Walter Wilkinson.  This house was purchased by Willie in 1937 from Dr. Venters.  Dr. Venters and his brother lived in the house and had a large dairy operation with large barns.  When the Wisemans purchased the house, it already had electricity, running water,  a hot water furnace, a claw bathtub and a telephone. Willie died on 26 November 1970.  Photo of J. W. Wiseman.

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