- [S118] History of early Sevier County Doctors , Beulah Linn, (www.sevierlibrary.org/genealogy/doc/doc.htm).
Dr. Ogle, son of Isaac and Martha Jane Waters Ogle, was born in the mountains of Pigeon Forge, Tn., on July 13, 1887. He graduated from high school at age sixteen and taught school one year before attending Lincoln Memorial Medical School in Knoxville where he specialized in children's and urinary diseases. He was also a graduate of the University of the South at Sewanee.
He began his medical practice at age twenty-one in the Harrisburg Community, where he met and married Mary Blanche Wayland in 1908. Shortly after his marriage he moved to Pigeon Forge and built his office near his home. As with other doctors of that era, he rode horseback or drove a buggy to make calls, day or night. Dr. Ogle bought White Oaks farm in 1924, and moved his office to the old First National Bank Building in Sevierville. In later years he moved his office back to White Oaks where he continued to practice until his death on Oct. 6, 1946.
Dr. and Mrs. Ogle reared four children: Harry Ogle married Estalee Sims; Louise Ogle married Alvin C. Rader; John Dial Ogle married Antoinette Ogle; Dr. Homer C. Ogle married Irene Cardwell. The following is a tribute by a friend on Dr. Ogle's 37th birthday.
"Sevier County is fortunate in claiming Dr. J. W. Ogle as her citizen. Besides being an active physician, he is also a servant of the people. He is public spirited and interested in all the people. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Pigeon Forge Baptist Church; on the Board of Medical Examiners for the State of Tennessee; on the Board of Education for Sevier County; on the Committee of Reference for Pi Beta Phi Settlement School at Gatlinburg; a member of the Staff of Doctors in the hospital at Pi Beta Phi; and Director of the First National Bank in Sevierville. Dr. Ogle has a broad interest in his community, county, and state, and never allows the opportunity of serving to pass. Happy is the nation which produces such sons, and happy are all the people served by them."
Mrs. Louise Ogle Rader, daughter
- [S106] The Mountain Press, 21 Apr 2013.
Upland Chronicles: Harrisburg was once a thriving community
- [S77] Rawlings Funeral Home Records 1911-1995, Larry D. Fox, (Smoky Mountain Historical Society), 6 Oct 1946.
Ogle, Dr John W 59 Oct 6, 1946 buried Pigeon Forge Methodist Church Cem.
- [S73] Rawlings Funeral Home, Book 2, 6 Oct 1946.
Ogle, Dr. John Willis July 13, 1887 Sevier Co. Oct 6, 1946
Spouse: Wayland, Blanche
Father: Ogle, Isaac Sevier Co.
Mother: Waters, Martha J. N.C.
Sons: Harry, John D., Dr. Homer
Daughters: Mrs. Alvin Rader
Cemetery: Pigeon Forge Methodist
Sisters: Mrs. W. G. Adcock, Mrs. Wesley Seaton
- [S34] In the Shadow of the Smokies, Smoky Mountain Historical Society, (1993), 385.