F. O. Wert, attorney and counsellor at law, is a native of the State of Alabama, where he was reared and educated. He is a son of M. and E. C. (Cowen) Wert, who were natives respectively of Harrisburg, Penn., and Alabama. They are yet living and are now residing in the latter State. After acquiring his literary education, the subject of this biography studied law and was admitted to practice his chosen profession at Decatur, Ala., where he continued until the fall of 1880, when he removed to Chattanooga which has since been his home. He takes an active interest in all public matters, and is deservedly popular because of his enterprise and liberality. He is the present Vice-chancellor of the local lodge of K. P. In 1882, the solemnization of his marriage with Miss Lucy Crow occurred, and to them two children have been born: Aubin and Louise. Mr. Wert and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Goodspeed's "History of East Tennessee" 1887