Benjamin Stevens letter book 1781-1808
John Warnock Echols was born in Clarksville, Pennsylvania, on May 13, 1849, and attended Westminster College and Lafayette University. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., and in Virginia, and published the Washington Republic in the 1890s. In the mid-1890s, Echols was supreme president of the American Protective Association, an anti-Catholic society. During World War I, he served as United States Army librarian; after the war, he taught law in vocational schools. He and his wife, Katherine (or Katrina) Hine (1868-1954), had at least one son, Warnock. John W. Echols died in Vienna, Virginia, on March 13, 1932.