Maryville Times (Blount Co. TN) Saturday, October 24, 1903: "J.M. Aaron of Philadelphia, Penn., son of Eugene M. Aaron and Carrie Collings, called on us Tuesday last. Mr. Aaron was born in Maryville in 1867 and his parents moved from here before he was old enough to remember his birth-place. He spent some time viewing the house on the Montvale Road where he spent his early days. He was entertained for dinner at the home of S.T. Post and Prof. Goff. Mr. Aaron is a painter and illustrator, traveling through the country making pictures for the various magazines."