Residents 1910 – 1919 2017-06-13T18:51:01+00:00

Residents 1910 – 1919

The Old Woman’s Home at West End Avenue

Mary Bowles
Unknown DOB – Unknown DOD
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in 1919
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
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Martha Bradford
August 1832 – February 16, 1917
Marital Status: Never Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 12, 1891
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 136 North Cherry Street, later at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site: 

Family References

Cousin:  Sara Bradford Saunders

Biography

Miss Bradford resided in Davidson County, Tennessee prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home. 

Memories of Our Ladies

Miss Bradford’s cousin, Sara Bradford Saunders, shared memories of Miss Martha in a letter to the editor of a local paper.  She remembers visiting The Old Woman’s Home as a child to spend time with her Cousin Martha.  Mrs. Saunders mentioned the beautiful grounds, the stairs with large Iconic columns and her cousin’s four-poster bed.  She describes Miss Bradford as a “unique character“.  In 1912, Miss Bradford visited her family by carriage or train and after 1913, she rode the Nashville-Gallatin Interurban.

Anna E. Brown
November 26, 1834 – Unknown
Marital Status: Never Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 1, 1890
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 136 North Cherry Street, later at 2811 West End Avenue
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Biography

Miss Brown performed a piano duet, Home Sweet Home, with Miss Kate Dunn; a vocal duet, Juanita, with Mrs. Emma Passmore; and recited Gleanings from Memory at the 1917 Old Woman’s Home Anniversary Reception.

Pocahontas Buchanan
Unknown DOB – Unknown DOD
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in 1915
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
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Elizabeth Clark
Unknown DOB – Unknown DOD
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in September 1917
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
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Louise Cruchfield
Unknown – Unknown
Marital Status: Never Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in 1919
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
 Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery

Katherine Dunn (Kate)
Unknown – 1918
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Dunn performed a piano duet with Miss Anna Brown, Home Sweet Home, at The Old Woman’s Home Anniversary Reception in 1917.

Mattie Dunnivant
Unknown DOB – Unknown DOD
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in August 1917
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
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Julia Elliot
Unknown DOB – 1918
Marital Status: Never Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in 1909
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site: 

Agnes Ellis
Unknown DOB – Unknown DOD
Marital Status: Never Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home 
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
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Biography

At The Old Woman’s Home Anniversary Reception in 1917, Miss Ellis performed a reading of Lines to Tennessee.

Elizabeth Forde
May 5, 1834 – August 13, 1916
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 17, 1901
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 136 North Cherry Street, later at 2811 West End Avenue
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Biography

Prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home, Mrs. Forde resided in Davidson County.

Eliza Glasgow
Unknown DOB – DOD 1919
Marital Status: Never Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in December 1907
Resided in The Old Woman’s home at126 North Cherry Street, later at 2811 West End Avenue
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Biography

Miss Glasgow was presented with flowers in honor of her 86th birthday during The Old Woman’s Home 1917 Anniversary Reception.

Rebecca Ann Gresham
September 3, 1834 – February 5, 1915
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 19, 1890
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 136 North Cherry Street, later at 2811 West End Avenue
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Biography

Mrs. Gresham was referred to The Old Woman’s Home by the Ladies Aide Society of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

Sally Jones
Unknown DOB – Unknown DOD
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in 1919
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
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Kate Kittenger
Unknown DOB – Unknown DOD
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home 
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
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Biography

Mrs. Kittenger withdrew from The Old Woman’s Home in November 1917 to live with out of state relatives.  She expressed “deep appreciation for all kindness extended during her sojourn in the institution”.

Nancy Lavender
Unknown – In 1915
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
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Emily J. McAdams
Unknown – Unknown
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 13, 1916
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
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Sallie March
Unknown – In 1918
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
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Emma H. Passmore
Unknown – Unknown
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Passmore presided over The Old Woman’s Home 1917 Anniversary Reception and performed a vocal duet “Juanita” with Miss Anna Brown.

Mary Pearcy
Unknown – January 3, 1916
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in 1909
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
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Margaret Pierce
Unknown – Unknown
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in 1915
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Excerpt from a 1917 newspaper article:

“The ladies have been knitting for the sailors during the past few months and one of them, Mrs. Margaret Pierce, has just received a beautiful letter of appreciation from the recipient of her kit, who is now at a camp on Long Island.  He was a Tennessee boy, coming from Harriman, and his gratitude at being remembered by those at home is an incentive for continued work along this line by patriotic women.”

Pattie Purnell
Unknown – Unknown
Marital Status: Never Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in 1918
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Anne Richardson
Unknown – Unknown
Marital Status: Never Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
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Biography

Miss Richardson led the closing prayer at the 1917 Old Woman’s Home Anniversary Reception.

Kate Smith
Unknown – January 1, 1916
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Elizabeth Snow
Unknown – August 28, 1916
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in November 1907
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 136 North Cherry Street, later at 2811 West End Avenue
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Sallie Weakley
Unknown – In 1918
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 23, 1916
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
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Tennie Wilson
Unknown – In 1915
Marital Status: Never Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home 
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Miss Wilson resided in The Old Woman’s Home for less than a year. 

Memories of Our Ladies

Miss Wilson was remembered by members of The Old Woman’s Home Board of Directors as “sweet and gentle”.