Residents 1920 – 1929 2018-07-13T16:43:40+00:00

Residents 1920 – 1929

The Old Woman’s Home at West End Avenue

Sarah Aaron
November 21, Unknown – October 27, 1927
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 14, 1925
Reside in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Jennie Adams
Unknown – May, 1926
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:  Brown Adams

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

Fannie Akin
Unknown – January 21, 1926
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

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

Biography

Although the date of Mrs. Akin’s admittance to The Old Woman’s Home is unknown, she was included on a list of “Inmates of The Home” in 1908.  Mrs. Akin had one daughter who was permitted to live at The Old Woman’s Home and pay board of ten dollars per month.

Julia Anderson
Unknown – April 9, 1928
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
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Spouse:

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

Jennie Anglen
March 22, 1862 – May 2, 1928
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Lafayette, Kentucky
Parents:  William W. Anglen and Nannie Edwards Anglen
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in 1922
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  C.W. Anglen of Clarksville, Tennessee and Sam Anglen.

Biography

Prior to Miss Anglen’s admission to The Old Woman’s Home, she resided in Clarksville, Tennessee.  Miss Anglen was employed by N.V. Gerhardt and Sons as a buyer for the Millinery Department.  She was a member of the Church of Advent in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mary Elizabeth Barrett
September 1, 1851 – Unknown
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Pound Ridge, New York
Parents:  Hiram Barrett and Mary Ann Knapp Barrett
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 13, 1928
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Miss Barrett was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  Prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home, Miss Barrett was residing in New Canaan, Connecticut with her niece, but had lived in Nashville, Tennessee most of her life.  Mrs. D.C. Scales, a charter member of the Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home, was one of the references on Miss Barrett’s application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Mary Elizabeth Beasley
Unknown – November 20, 1926
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
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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:

Augusta Berrying
Unknown – December 28, 1925
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

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

Susie M. Blakeley
Unknown – September 1927
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

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

Annie W. Ewing Blakely
March 30, 1859 – August 14, 1929
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  James Ewing and Sallie Ewing
Spouse:  John Blakely

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in July 1917
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Sibling:  P.L. Wheeless of St. Louis, Missouri.

Biography

Mrs. Blakely was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.  She listed her occupation as housekeeping on her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Maggie Burnett
Unknown – August 16, 1928
Marital Status: Never Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in April 1917
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Mary T. Dilahunty
Unknown DOB – April 1921
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:
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Spouse:

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

Biography

At the 1917 Old Woman’s Home Anniversary Reception, Miss Dilahunty performed a humorous reading, Nebuchadnezzar.

Stella Frierson
Unknown DOB – January 21, 1928
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

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

Biography

Miss Frierson occupied the room she endowed in the Mary Lanier Cooley Memorial Building.  The fee to endow a room was $2500.  Endowed rooms were marked with a brass plate on the door and stood as a monument to the generosity of the donor.

Kate V. Hardaway
January 25, 1840 – May 14, 1929
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Russellville, Kentucky
Parents:  Joseph Hardaway and Elizabeth Grinter Hardaway
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in October 1923
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Niece:  Bessie Hardaway of Nashville, Tennessee

Nephew:  J.E. Markham of Decatur, Alabama

Biography

Miss Hardaway was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church.

Jimmie Hendley
November 15, 1853 – Unknown
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Adairville, Kentucky
Parents:  William Hendley and Nancy Ann Hendley
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in February 1929
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Miss Hendley resided in Robertson County, Tennessee for fifteen years prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home.  She was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church and attended services at Orlinda Baptist Church.  Miss Hendley was a seamstress.

Anna T. Hinkle
Unknown DOB – April 10, 1926
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 Hinkle occupied the room that she endowed  in The Old Woman’s Home.  The fee to endow a room was $2500.  Endowed rooms were marked with a brass plate on the door and stood as a monument to the generosity of the donor.  Miss Hinkle performed a reading of Lines to Ohio at the 1917 Old Woman’s Home Anniversary Reception.

Tabitha House
October 5, 1837 – September 9, 1927
Marital Status: Never Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 9, 1902
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 136 North Cherry Street, later in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Louise Jaccard
Unknown  – June 1922
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

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

Biography

Mlle. Jaccard recited Marie Stuart’s “Farewell to France” in French at the 1917 Old Woman’s Home Anniversary Reception.

Jane Belle Jennings
1844 – August 21, 1928
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:

Fannie W.  Johnson
Unknown – September 9, 1925
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in 1906
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 136 North Cherry Street, later in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Johnson was Matron of The Old Woman’s Home at 136 North Cherry Street for 17 years from 1889-1906.  She retired due to ill-health and was admitted into The Old Woman’s Home as a resident.

Mattie Kitch
Unknown – October 18, 1926
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
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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:

Katherine Christine Knox
Unknown DOB – September 15, 1926
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
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Spouse:

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

Martha Jessica Martyne Kumpf (Mattie)
November 3, 1844 – April 1, 1928
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Smith County, Tennessee
Parents:  William Martyne and Nancy Martyne
Spouse:  Robert Kumpf

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 22, 1927
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Kumpf’s husband passed away in May 1902.  She was a member of Tulip Street Methodist Church.

Anna C. Staub Lawrence
November 15, 1834 – December 17, 1929
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Baltimore, Maryland
Parents:  Henry Staub and Hannah Staub
Spouse:  John Lawrence

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home August 14, 1927
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Lawrence’s husband passed away on August 7, 1889.

Francis (Fannie) Bryan  McGoodwin
September 16, 1857 – November 15, 1929
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  L.C. Bryan and Sallie King Bryan
Spouse:  Henry C. McGoodwin

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 27, 1928
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Marion Bryan of Los Angeles, California and Mrs. W.G. Bogle of Nashville, Tennessee.

Biography

Mrs. McGoodwin’s husband passed away on January 11, 1925.  She was a longtime member of M.E. Church, South.

The references on Mrs. McGoodwin’s application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home were Mrs. Hunter Orr and Mrs. Sara Keith, both members of The Old Woman’s Home Board of Directors.

Gertrude Manning
April 20, 1862 – Unknown
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:
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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 1, 1926
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Miss Manning withdrew from The Old Woman’s Home on June 29, 1926.

Bettye Martin
March 12 – Unknown
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
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Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 20, 1927
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Anna Owen
Unknown – March 5, 1927
Marital Status:  Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 20, 1916
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

DeLosse Balfour Pritchard
September 25, 1854 – October 23, 1928
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
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Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 28, 1927
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Lou Sherrill Reid
December 11, 1845 – August 16, 1928
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Manchester, Tennessee
Parents:  Uriah Sherrill and Eliza Brixey Sherrill
Spouse:  Matthew M. Reid

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 21, 1922
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Reid’s husband passed away in October 1885.  She was a longtime member of the Methodist Church.

Fannie Shaw
In 1852 – January 8, 1929
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 22, 1916
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Nannie Shearin
April 21, 1840 – May 30, 1925
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
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Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 22, 1925
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Mary Shields
Unknown – December 9, 1925
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
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Spouse:

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

Harriet Talbot
Unknown – March 17, 1928
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

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

Hellen Tavel
Unknown – April 24, 1928
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:  Paul Frederick Tavel and Marie Helen Sebastian Tavel, both natives of Switzerland
Spouse:

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

Family References

Siblings:  Albert Tavel, Pauline Mary Tavel and Isabel Tavel – both sisters were also residents of The Old Woman’s Home

Extended Family:  P.F. Tavel of Nashville, Tennessee and Charles Albert Tavel of Memphis, Tennessee.

Biography

Miss Tavel moved to Nashville, Tennessee with her family in 1852.  Her brother was a Mason and a fellow Mason endowed two rooms for the three sisters at a cost of $5000.  Endowed rooms were marked with a brass plate on the door and stood as a monument to the generosity of the donor.

Mary E. Turner
Unknown – November 9, 1926
Marital Status: Married

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Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 22, 1926
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Sallie A. Warren
Unknown – June 6, 1926
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
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Spouse:

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

Katherine Ellen Washington
Unknown – October 4, 1926
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
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Spouse:

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

McAlister Wheeless
Unknown – January 21, 1926
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

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

Jennie Mary Williamson
November 18, 1837 – October 31,1927
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth: Nashville, Tennessee
Parents: John Newton Williamson (unknown – 1886) and Sallie P. Fentress Williamson (unknown – 1898)

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site: Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee Section 13, Lot 21

Family References

Siblings: Susan Ann Williamson (1836-1919), Catharine Williamson (1840-1854), James E. Williamson (1842-1915), Frances M. Williamson (1844-1854), George Washington Williamson (1846-1919), Cynthia Williamson (1850-1851)

Cousin: John N. Cantrell

Biography

Miss Williamson was the last surviving member of her immediate family, her parents, three sisters and three brothers all having predeceased her. Miss Jennie worked as a saleslady at Lebeck Bros., a retail dry goods store on the Public Square in Nashville, after the death of her father.  The 1910 census lists her as “sewing at home on own account” and the 1910 city directory lists her under Dressmakers.  Miss Jennie’s family believes she was a member of the Christian Church which later became the Church of Christ.

Her siblings, Susan Ann and George Washington Williamson, died one month apart in 1919. In a letter dated July 15, 1919 from Miss Jennie to her cousin, John N. Cantrell, she delivered the sad news of the deaths of her siblings:

“Dear Cousin John, 

I will write you to tell you how sad and lonely I am. Susie died Apr the 8 and George died May the 9.  He lived only one month and one day after she died.  It was as a great shock to me after she died. I stayed with him until he died now I am left all alone. I am living in the same house 208 Foster Street. Tis the best I can do. I have no home now.” 

Miss Williamson moved to The Old Woman’s Home sometime after 1922.

Mrs. W.A. Wray
Unknown DOB – October 1922
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:  W.A. Wray

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

Isabel W. Beedy Wyman
January 12, 1847 – December 12, 1929
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Weymouth, N.S., Canada
Parents:  James Beedy and Elizabeth Sherman Beedy
Spouse:  J.L. Wyman

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 17, 1924
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. E. Sherman Dexter of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Biography

Mrs. Wyman’s husband passed away on October 16, 1916.  She was a longtime member of the Episcopal Church.

Elizabeth Ann McClean Yarbrough
December 21, 1842 – June 18, 1929
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:  John McLean and Elizabeth Price McClean
Spouse:  W.A. Yarbrough

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 29, 1902
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 136 North Cherry Street, later in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Jim McClean of Franklin, Kentucky, John McClean of Louisville, Kentucky, Emma McClean Thorntom of Russellville, Kentucky, and Fannie McClean Beard of Franklin, Kentucky.

Biography

Mrs. Yarbrough was a lifelong member of the church with membership originally in the Episcopalian Church and later in the Nazarene Church.  Mrs. Yarbrough’s occupation was a dressmaker.

The references on Mrs. Yarbrough’s application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home were Mrs. James Whitworth, first President of the Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home and Mr. Walter Keith, Sr., one of the gentleman responsible for obtaining the charter for The Old Woman’s Home.  Mrs. Yarbrough helped care for Miss Lavinia Taylor, a resident of The Old Woman’s Home,  prior to Miss Taylor’s death in 1906.