Biographical Sketches: V Surnames
President Vestal Lumber & Mfg. Co.; born Knoxville, Tenn., April 17, 1875; English descent; son of Robert and Annie Mary (Gredig) Vestal; father's occupation, wholesale clothing merchant; paternal grandparents, Jeremiah and Sarah (Murray) Vestal; maternal grandparents Jeremiah and Annie (Gredig) Gredig; educated at Knoxville, Tenn.; graduated from University of Tenn., June 1895; began his business career as a stenographer, later became secretary to president of K. C. G. & L. Railway; married Annie B. Nelson, July 11, 1900; member B. P. O. E., No. 160, Knoxville; F. O. E., No. 1009, Knoxville; Democrat (regular); election commissioner for Knox county, Tenn., two years during Governor Patterson's first term; interested in lumber enterprises; Presbyterian. Source: Who's Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseeans of To-Day (Memphis, Tennessee, Paul & Douglass Company, 1911), 235.