In 1886, still unable to curb his yearning to travel, Colonel Savoy went to New Mexico and purchase an interest in a silver mine. Two years later he returned, a broken man–never told what had happened there.… Read More

In 1861, Colonel William Savoy enlisted to fight in the Civil War, but injured a foot so seriously in training that he could not serve as a soldier. However, he served in the Intelligence Department for the South, and though he would not talk much about it, he apparently served well.… Read More

The Founder of Savoy. — The town of Savoy, which was founded in 1872, derived its classic name from its founder, William Louis Marshall Savoy, better known as Colonel William Savoy. He was born in Mississippi in 1818, and received a liberal education including training in modern languages which he later developed in practical use.… Read More