Residents 1930 – 1939 2017-07-07T19:46:44+00:00

Residents 1930 – 1939

The Old Woman’s Home at West End Avenue

Annie Baucom
November 11, 1843 – November 11, 1935
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Pulaski, Tennessee
Parents:  Cader Baucom, possibly of North Carolina and Cynthia Ann Busby Baucom of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 21, 1933
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Cynith Baucom and Angie Quinn

Niece:  Florence Hooper

Cousin:  Mrs. S.E. Cooper

Biography

Miss Baucom was a member of Eleventh Street Presbyterian Church.

Delia Francis Buford Bayless
November 28, 1858 – May 3, 1935
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Giles County, Tennessee
Parents:  Albert Buford and Delia Taylor Buford
Spouse:  William Barry Bayless

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 7, 1934
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Nashville City Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  A.B. Bayless of Pulaski, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Bayless and her family resided in Giles County, Tennessee for most of their loves before moving to Nashville, Tennessee.  Mrs. Bayless was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and had attended services there for fifty-four years at the time of her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Isola Jane Bearden  (Jennie)
February 20, 1851 – September 22, 1934
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Pulaski, Tennessee
Parents:  Edwin B. Bearden of Giles County, Tennessee and Mary Frances Meek Bearden of Pulaski, Tennessee
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 12, 1927
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, Tennessee

Family References

Grandfather:  Moses Meek

Siblings:  Sallie B. Palmer of Jasper, Alabama and T.B. Bearden of Franklin, Tennessee

Nephew:  Claude Bearden

Biography

Miss Bearden resided in Giles County, Tennessee most of her life before moving to Nashville, Tennessee where she resided for approximately seven years.  She then moved to Franklin, Tennessee.  Miss Bearden had been a member of the Episcopal Church for fifty years at the time of her admission to The Old Woman’s Home.  Her occupation was sewing and making shawls.

Helen Marr Yerya Bishop
February 19, 1843 – April 9, 1936
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Frederickton, New Brunswick
Parents:  Charles S. Yerya and Maty Ann Hayden Yerya both from Frederickton, New Brunswick
Spouse:  Edward P. Bishop of Frederickton, New Brunswick

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 28, 1923
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Wilfred A. Bishop of Little Rock, Arkansas and Mrs. Louis Genvay of Houston, Texas

Nephew:  F.C. Farnsworth

Biography

Mrs. Bishop resided in Nashville, Tennessee from 1881 until the date of her death.  At the time of her application to The Old Woman’s Home, she had been a member of Trinity Church for twenty-five years.

Mildred Rebecca Bloodworth
December 15, 1859 – June 2, 1933
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Robertson County, Tennessee
Parents:  James Bloodworth of Sumner County, Tennessee and Jane Graves Bloodworth of Virginia
Spouse:

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

Family References

Cousin:  Jack Graves

Biography

Miss Bloodworth was employed as a stenographer.  She was a member of McKendree Methodist Church and at the time of her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home, had attended services there for more than fifty years.

Mrs. D.C. Scales, a charter member of the Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home,  was listed as a reference on her application for admission to the Home.  Miss Bloodworth requested that her Mother’s body be moved and buried beside her in The Old Woman’s Home lot at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.  This request was granted.

Lillie Crutcher Brittin
August 27, 1854 – May 8, 1938
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Franklin, Tennessee
Parents:  Henry L. Crutcher and Elizabeth Eraus Crutcher
Spouse:  Austin H. Brittin

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 15, 1937
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Bural Site:

Family References

Children:  Dr. Roy C. Brittin of Dallas, Texas

Biography

Mrs. Brittin’s husband passed away on February 3, 1906.  She was a lifelong member of the Progressive Christian Church.

Emma Moss Adams Brooks
November 30, 1855 – January 17, 1935
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Logan County, Kentucky
Parents:  William Adams of Logan County, Kentucky and Nancy Margaret Slack Adams of Louisville, Kentucky
Spouse:  William Allen Brooks of Lynchburg, Virginia

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 28, 1932
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Brooks was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and had attended services at South End Methodist Church for seventeen years at the time of her application to The Old Woman’s Home.

Priscilla Douglas Cage
September 5, 1844 – February 25, 1932
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Wilson County, Tennessee
Parents:  John Overton Cage and Sarah Robb Cage
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 3, 1923
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Miss Cage was a Music Teacher and an Authoress.  She had been a member of the Baptist Church for thirty years at the time of her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Mary Jane Carver
1843 – October 2, 1931
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

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

Lucy James Childress
January 1, 1855 – December 19, 1931
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  near Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. John D. James
Spouse:  C. W. Childress

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 15, 1925
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  john D. James of Phoenix, Arizona and Mrs. M.J. Siddons of Washington, D.C.

Biography

Mrs. Childress was a trained nurse.  She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

Mrs. M.C. Cayce was the reference on her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Frances Anne Parker Chockley (Fannie)
November 24, 1842 – February 22, 1934
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Bedford County, Tennessee
Parents:  John S. Parker and Anne Welsh Parker of Richmond, Virginia
Spouse:  John W. Chockley

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 11, 1925
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Virginia Beardon of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Chockley’s husband passed away on January 17, 1908.

Mrs. Chockley moved to Nashville in 1863.  She was a member of Lindsey Avenue Christian Church where she had attended services for fifty years at the time of her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Lillian May Driver Clayton
May 28, 1848 – March 20, 1934
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Alexandria, Tennessee
Parents:  James Morton Driver and Flora Jane Bridges Driver of Alexandria, Tennessee
Spouse:  Charles Sidney Clayton of Beech Grove, Kentucky (first husband), William Anderson (second husband)

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 15, 1929
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Grandmother:  Nancy Bridges of Nashville, Tennessee

Uncles:  John W. Bridges and C.A. Bridges, both of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Clayton married Charles Sidney Clayton of Beech Grove, Kentucky in 1898.  Mr. Clayton passed away on December 10, 1910.  Mrs. Clayton married William Anderson in 1917.  She and her husband resided in Wisconsin for four years.  They were legally separated in September 1924.

Mrs. Clayton was employed at the Hermitage Hotel as the Food Control Auditor.  She was a member of the Episcopal Church until 1914 when Mrs. Clayton joined the Christian Science Church.

Mary Ann Coleman (Mollie)
February 18, 1842 – December 28, 1932
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Rutherford County, Tennessee
Parents:  Travis and Nancy Coleman
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 2, 1923
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Nephews:  J.T. Mullins od Nashville, Tennessee and J.C. Franklin of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Coleman had one sister.  Prior to Miss Coleman’s admission to The Old Woman’s Home, she resided with her nephew, J.T. Mullins.  Miss Coleman was a lifelong member of the Almaville Church of Christ.

Emma Minchin Cox
December 7, 1854 – September 24, 1939
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  New York City
Parents:  Dr. E.C. Minchin of Dublin, Ireland and Mrs. Elizabeth Elliston Minchin of Belfast, Ireland
Spouse:  Thomas Gowdy Cox

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 10, 1922
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Annie Woodall of Oxford, North Carolina

Children:  Percy H. Cox of Decatur, Georgia

Biography

Mrs. Cox’s husband passed away on August 21, 1913.  She was a member of Christ Church.

Prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home, Mrs. Cox had been a resident of Davidson County, Tennessee for over sixty years.  The references on her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home included:  Mr. D.C. Scales, Miss Theo Scruggs and Mr. Walter Cooley, all of whom were active in the administration of The Home.  Mrs. Cox was a member of the Old Woman’s Home Chorus.

Annie Childress Crockett
January 21, 1867 – January 18, 1936
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Parents:  John M. Childress and Mary Phillips Childress both of Tennessee
Spouse:  Henry Hall Crockett

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 19, 1932
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Mrs. R.G. Morton

Biography

Mrs. Crockett was a member of Waverly Methodist Church.

Anna Washington Stretch Davis
January 1, 1853 – May 5, 1936
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Aaron Stretch of Salem, New Jersey and Fanny M. Gowdy Stretch of Georgia
Spouse:  William G. Davis of Georgia

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 11, 1928
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 west End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  J.B. Stretch of Nashville, and  Ashley Cabell of Kirkwood, Missouri.

Children:  Nelson B. Davis of Los Angeles, California.

Biography

Mrs. Davis’ husband passed away on March 31, 1912.  She was a member of the Baptist Church from the age of fourteen.

Emma P. Davis
December 31, 1858 – June 17, 1935
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Joel Davis of Royalton, Vermont and Martha Adalaide Harper Davis
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 17, 1921
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Louis Davis of Nashville.

Biography

Miss Davis was employed by Thompson and Company as a saleswoman.  She was a longtime member of St. Ann’s Church.

Ellen Elizabeth McGuff Dean
July 20, 1859 – December 2, 1934
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Coffee County, Tennessee
Parents:  William McGuff of Coffee County, Tennessee and Louisa Brakefield McGuff of Franklin County, Tennessee
Spouse:  James Wilburn Dean

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 24, 1930
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Dean was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Maggie Clay Edwards
September 10, 1865 – March 27, 1936
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Fosterville, Tennessee
Parents:  Thomas Edwards of Fosterville, Tennessee and Martha Naughan Edwards of Virginia
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 7, 1934
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Arthur T. C. Edwards of Weimar, California.

Nephew:  Tom G. Edwards of Fosterville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Edwards was a member of the Presbyterian Church from the age of thirteen.  Prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home, Miss Edwards resided in Bell Buckle, Tennessee.

Carrie Ewing
September 17, 1854 – December 28, 1937
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Franklin, Tennessee
Parents:  Randall Ewing and Ellen McGavock Riverside Ewing
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 29, 1936
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Ewing’s father was a lawyer in Franklin, Tennessee.  She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church.

The references on Miss Ewing’s application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home were Dr. and Mrs. M. G. Buckner.  Dr. Buckner was The Old Woman’s Home’s physician from 1912 until 1939.

Mary Helen Helm Farr
February 23, 1853 – March 28, 1938
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Gallatin, Tennessee
Parents:  Henry Crutcher Helm and Frances Ann Walkins Helm
Spouse:  John Calhoun Farr of Vicksburg, Mississippi

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 28, 1928
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  John C. Farr, who later made his home in Saint Louis, Missouri, Helm Farr and Charles F. Farr, both of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Farr’s husband passed away on April 24, 1885.  She was a lifelong member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Anna Hawkins Fisher
November 24, 1838 – January 16, 1931
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Willis Noel Hawkins and Elizabeth Hawkins
Spouse:  Joseph W. Fisher

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 14, 1930
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Children:  Eugene Fisher of Indianapolis, Indiana

Grandchildren:  Joe T. Freeman Harbin of Manchuria, China and Aubrey Fisher of Atlanta, Georgia

Biography

Mrs. Fisher’s husband passed away on February 12, 1907.  Mrs. Fisher was a member of the Episcopal Church and attended services at the Church of Advent from the age of twenty.

Prior to Mrs. Fisher’s admission to The Old Woman’s Home, she was friends with Emma Cox and Anna Davis both of whom were residents of The Old Woman’s Home.

Georgiana Lee Franklin
February 1, 1857 – March 18, 1932
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Tennessee
Parents:  Charles Lee and Louisa Lee
Spouse:  William T. Franklin

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 12, 1926
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Franklin’s husband passed away in May 1917.  She was employed as a seamstress.  Mrs. Franklin was a member of Tulip Street Methodist Church.

Valeria Rose Gilbert
February 1, 1844 – January 18, 1933
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Pulaski, Tennessee
Parents:  William and Valeria Rose
Spouse:  Alonzo Gilbert

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in 1923
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Gilbert’s husband passed away on June 22, 1901.  She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church and after moving to Davidson County in 1901, Mrs. Gilbert attended Hillsboro Presbyterian Church.

Nannie Gill
October 4, 1834 – February 26, 1933
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Sumpter County, Alabama
Parents:  George Gill and Martha R. Marshall Gill
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 23, 1909
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Niece:  Patty Hallums of Davidson County, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Gill’s family moved to Davidson County, Tennessee when she was two years old.  She was a lifelong member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed gardening and earned a small income from selling her produce.

Kate Virginia Glenn
January 16, 1865 – March 16, 1934
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Samuel B. Glen of Milford, Delaware and Kate Grooms Glenn of Nashville, Tennessee
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 29, 1929
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Adelle Glenn of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Glenn’s father moved to the south at the age of nineteen.

Miss Glenn was a seamstress and was also a member of First Presbyterian Church.

One of the references on Miss Glenn’s application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home was Dr. McPeeters Glasgow, longtime house physician for The Old Woman’s Home.

Annie Mary Hardy
December 31, 1852 – November 14, 1933
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Heather Lodge, Walton on the Hill, near Epsom, Surrey County, England
Parents:  William Robert Hardy and Annie Mary Searle Hardy
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 10, 1918
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  William Arthur Hardy of Springfield, Tennessee, and Mrs. J. L. Brundon of Normandy, Tennessee.

Biography

Miss Hardy was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and attended services at Christ Church.  She was employed as a matron at various institutions.

Miss Libbie Morrow, charter member of the Auxiliary of The Old Woman’s Home, read some original verses at the March 1934 Auxiliary meeting that belonged to Miss Hardy.  The verses were over ninety years old.  The Auxiliary voted to donate the verses to Mrs. John Trotwood Moore for the library.

Kate L. Matlock Harrison
July 11, 1860 – November 23, 1936
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Davidson County, Tennessee
Parents:  Simpson Matlock and Mariah Shournate Matlock
Spouse:  Frank B. Harrison of Huntington, Tennessee

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 23, 1930
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Annie Matlock May and Addie Matlock Glenn

Nephews:  A.F. May and Phillip Glenn

Nieces:   Annie May, Addie Glen and Mrs. Lee R. Woodroof

Biography

Mrs. Harrison’s husband passed away on July 16, 1923.

Mary Green Palmer Hilliard
January 7, 1861 – September 20, 1937
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Springfield, Tennessee
Parents:  Charles Palmer of Akron, Ohio and Johnetta Green Palmer of Athens, Mississippi
Spouse:  John W. Hilliard of Columbus, Ohio

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 12, 1925
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Anna Allen Palmer, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home.

Biography

Mrs. Hilliard was one of three siblings, having one brother and one sister.  Her husband passed away on October 17, 1923.

Mrs. Hilliard was a member of Woodland Street Nazarene Church.

Elizabeth Augusta Lathrope Hinton
February 21, 1861 – December 13, 1939
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Lynchburg, Virginia
Parents:  Thomas Lathrope of Boston, Massachusetts and Mary Lipscomb Lathrope, who was born in England
Spouse:  William E. Hinton

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in 1931
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Duncan Hinton

Biography

Mrs. Hinton’s husband passed away on April 2, 1913.

Mrs. Hinton’s family moved to Davidson County, Tennessee when she was a child.  She was a lifelong member of the Church of the Advent.

Mrs. Hinton was the Matron of The Old Woman’s Home from 1915 – 1924.  She worked with The Old Woman’s Home Board of Directors Chairman of Religious Services Committee to secure ministers from several denominations to conduct an hour-long service and visit the sick in their rooms to talk and pray.  They met every Tuesday afternoon.  After her admission to The Old Woman’s Home, Mrs. Hinton sometimes filled in for the Matron when needed.  The Board and Auxiliary also relied on her for help with small duties such as the fair distribution of donated movie tickets.

Carrie Hollins
March 15, 1859 – Unknown
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Hollins
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 4, 1936
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Miss Hollins was a lifelong member of Woodland Street Presbyterian Church.

Mary Jennings
August 9, 1866 – November 8, 1939
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Robert W. Jennings and Mary W. Hyche Evans Jennings
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 15, 1938
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Robert W. Jennings of Sacramento, California, E.W. Jennings of Nashville, Tennessee, Mrs. L.J. Morton of Sewanee, Tennessee, and Mrs. A.B. Herson of Nashville, Tennessee

Extended Family:  Mrs. E.H. Mairs of Irvington, New York

Biography

Miss Jennings was a resident of Davidson County, Tennessee from birth until 1921, at which time she moved to Sewennee, Tennessee.  Miss Jennings resided in Sewanee until her admission to The Old Woman’s Home.  She was an artist.

Mrs. Nellie Cannon, a resident of The Old Woman’s Home, was a reference on her application for admittance to The Old Woman’s Home.

Mary E. Chamberlain Johnson
May 2, 1846 – June 9, 1934
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Wilson County, Tennessee
Parents:  Thomas Chamberlain and Ellen Lane Chamberlain
Spouse:  Wiley Henry Johnson

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 18, 1928
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

M. Francis Cordie Jordan
July 26, 1849 – January 26, 1930
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Peytonsville, Tennessee
Parents:  Garner M. Jordan and Mary Stephens Jordan
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 8, 1928
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Nephew:  O.J. Petway of Franklin, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Jordan was a lifelong member of Bethesda Methodist Church.

Miss Jordan had enjoyed extremely good health and had not been to the doctor prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home since the age of ten.  Miss Jordan was described by Mr. F.J. Hyde, a reference on her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home, as:  “a very fine woman of the highest character”. 

Josie Kelley
August 29, 1854 – December 31, 1931
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Obion County, Tennessee
Parents:  Pleasant and Elizabeth Kelley
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 4, 1926
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Miss Kelley was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church from childhood.

Jane Garmen Kittinger
June 25, 1841 – February 22, 1932
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Germany
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. George Garmen
Spouse:  Jacob Kittinger

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 29, 1929
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Kittinger’s husband passed away in 1905.

A member of the Methodist Church in Erin, Tennessee, Mrs. Kittinger later became a member of Glen Leven Presbyterian Church.

Katherine Margaret LeSueur
May 16, 1863 – August 14, 1936
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Hartsville, Tennessee
Parents:  Samuel Wesley LeSueur and Mary Ann Jane LeSueur, both of Virginia
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 9, 1926
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Olive LeSueur of Collierville, Tennessee

Nieces:  Mrs. A.D. Andrews of St. Helena, Arkansas and Mrs. John Kirk of Collierville, Tennessee

Nephews:  DeWitt LeSueur of Alexandria, Louisiana and Odell LeSueur of Louisville, Kentucky

Biography

Miss LeSueur moved to Davidson County, Tennessee as a child in 1871.  She was a lifelong member of Woodland Street Christian Church.

Letitia Pruett Livingston
August 27, 1863 – August 4, 1931
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Parents:  Franke Marion Pruitt and Mary Catherine Davis Pruitt
Spouse:  William Livingston

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 24, 1930
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Livingston’s husband passed away on February 15, 1911.

Mrs. Livingston was a teacher for the American Educational Society of Saint Louis, Missouri.

Mrs. Walter Stokes, a member of The Old Woman’s Home Board of Directors, was a personal reference on Mrs. Livingston’s application for admittance to The Old Woman’s Home.

Willie Mai Lovell
October 20, 1868 – January 1, 1939
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Dixon Springs, Tennessee
Parents:  Captain James W. Lovell of West Tennessee and Priscilla Cage Lovell of Scottsville, Kentucky
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 2, 1931
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  James Lovell of Nashville, Tennessee, Addie Lovell Wakefield of Nashville, Tennessee, and Ella Lovell Denney of Tampa, Florida

Biography

Miss Lovell was a lifelong member of Woodland Street Presbyterian Church.

Midd Lovell was a member of The Old Woman’s Home Chorus.

Excerpt from a letter to Mrs. J. Hunter Orr, Board of Directors of the The Old Woman’s Home, from Walter l. Caldwell, Pastor Woodland Street Presbyterian Church:  “Miss Willie has not quite reached the age at which applicants are usually received, but her need is great.  Miss Willie has no training for any kind of work and is incapable of making a living for herself.  She is frail looking, but is seldom sick.  While she is not proficient, she could be of much assistance in The Home.  She is amiable and ladylike, and far more harmless than a mouse.  She is a member of this church, the only one of her family who is.  She is an inveterate attendant, she went about fifteen years without missing a Sunday.” 

Martha Leonard McBryde
December 10, 1852 – January 18, 1935
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Oxford, Maryland
Parents:  Nathaniel Leonard and Anna Rebecca Barnes Leonard of Talbot County, Maryland
Spouse:  Samuel H. McBride

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 16, 1922
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. Charles S. Stewart of Oxford, Maryland.

Niece:  Mrs. A.C. Woods of Chicago, Illinois

Biography

Mrs. McBryde’s husband passed away on July 28, 1898.  She was a lifelong member of the Episcopalian Church and later became a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Mrs. McBryde was employed as a teacher.

Charlie Dickinson McComb
November 7, 1865 – February 16, 1937
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Trenton, Kentucky
Parents:  Buck Dickinson and Tredonea Dickinson
Spouse:  George H. McComb

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 13, 1935
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Nephew:  J. Shelton Dickinson

Biography

Mrs. McComb’s Husband passed away on July 3, 1900.  Her occupation was teaching and Mrs. McComb was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church.

Tennessee Elizabeth Brown Matthews
August 15, 1848 – October 24, 1933
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Sumner County, Tennessee
Parents:  Reverend Barton B. Brown of Georgia and Elizabeth Parker Brown of North Carolina
Spouse:  John Warren Matthews of Gibson County, Tennessee

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 17, 1920
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Nephews:  Julian Brown, Barton Brown and A.D. Brown, all of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Matthews’ husband passed away in 1915.  She was a lifelong member of Blakemore Methodist Church.

Nora D. Byrn Moseley
May 27, 1871 – June 17, 1938
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Cannon County, Tennessee
Parents:  James Lewis Byrn and Drucilla Byrn
Spouse:  Charles D. Moseley of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 13, 1934
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Moseley’s husband passed away on February 28, 1929.  Mrs. Moseley was a member of Belmont Heights Baptist Church.

Laura Carney Murphy
August 11, 1861 – Unknown
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Ashland City, Tennessee
Parents:  Asa F. Carney and Mary Ann Harper Carney
Spouse:  James Caleb Murphy of Robertson County, Tennessee

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home August 11, 1932
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  A.K. Carney of Nashville, Tennessee, and Virginia F. Carney Field of Richmond, Virginia.

Biography

Mrs. Murphy moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1880.  Her husband passed away on April 13, 1920.

Mrs. Murphy was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.  She was a Practical Nurse and in later years did housekeeping part-time.

Mrs. Murphy was a member of The Old Woman’s Home Chorus.  She withdrew from The Home in July 1938.

Mollie Newby
May 19, 1855 – July 29, 1931
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Lebanon, Tennessee
Parents:  Jack Newby and Elizabeth Edwards Newby
Spouse:

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:  Brunettie Burns of Monteagle, Tennessee

Nephew:  Howard Burns

Biography

Miss Newby was a lifelong member of Tulip Street M.E. Church, South.  Her occupation was dressmaking.

Nannie Owen
March 3, 1871 – Unknown
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  College Grove, Tennessee
Parents:  Joe Ferriss and Henretta Nolen Ferriss
Spouse:  Sandy Owen

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 28, 1934
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. W.N. Morgan of Gallatin, Tennessee

Cousin:  Mary Ferriss Bailey

Biography

Mrs. Owen’s husband passed away on March 8, 1932.  She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

Mrs. Owen withdrew from The Old Woman’s Home in 1936.

Anna Allen Palmer
March 16, 1867 – May 2, 1937
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Springfield, Tennessee
Parents:  Charles Palmer of Akron, Ohio and Jonnetta Elizabeth Green Palmer of Athens, Mississippi
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 11, 1931
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mary Green Palmer Hlliard, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home

Biography

Miss Palmer was one of three siblings having one brother and one sister.

Mary Lanier Parker
January 15, 1848 – July 26, 1930
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Louisville, Kentucky
Parents:  Mitchell Lanier and Sarah Cordier Lanier
Spouse:  Franklin J. Parker

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 1, 1908
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:  John J. Lanier and Eugene Heitz Lanier

Children:  Ira E. Parker of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Parker’s husband passed away on March 19, 1897.  Mrs. Parker was employed as a seamstress and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Mary Patty Oliver Patterson
July 5, 1855 – July 1, 1938
Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Spring Creek, Tennessee
Parents:  William Oliver of Birmingham, Alabama and Sallie Todd Oliver of Haywood County, Tennessee
Spouse:  Moses Patterson of Florida

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 9, 1928
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Nieces:  May Halister of Newbern, Tennessee and Mrs. W.E. Goodman of Jackson, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Patterson’s husband passed away in 1874.  She was employed as a Nurse and was a member of McKendree Church.

Rene Webster Powell
April 11, 1842 – August 16, 1930
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:  James Webster and Sarah Weakley Webster
Spouse:  Austin Powell

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 18, 1929
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Powell was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

Ophelia Barham Rankin
September 6, 1849 – May 26, 1933
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Carroll County, Tennessee
Parents:  James W. Barham and Malinda Jane Christian Barham of North Carolina
Spouse:  Samuel L. Rankin

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 11, 1922
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:   W.C. Barham and Mrs. C.A. Jones, both of Milan, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Rankin’s husband passed away on January 23, 1897.  She was a lifelong member of the M.E. Church, South.  Mrs. Rankin was employed as a seamstress.

In October 1930, Mrs. Rankin’s mental health deteriorated to the point that it was unsafe for her to remain in The Old Woman’s Home and she was transferred to the State Hospital.  The Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home continued to support her and supervise her care until her death in 1933.

Martha Ann Howington Stewart Rhodes
February 17, 1853 – July 4, 1935
Martial Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Scottsboro, Tennessee
Parents:  James w. Howington of Williamson County, Tennessee and Mary Ann McNeil Howington of North Carolina
Spouse:  First Husband, Joseph Stewart of Sumner County, Tennessee; Second Husband, Frank Rhodes of Williamson County, Tennessee

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 10, 1926
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  John Howington and Maggie Howington Rhodes, both of Scottsboro, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Rhodes was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

Francis Ridings
April 9, 1848 – September 3, 1932
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  White Oak Creek in Humphreys County, Tennessee
Parents:  Robertson Ridings and Mary Ridings
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 15, 1926
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Miss Ridings was a lifelong member of the Methodist, South Church.

Mary Madelina Vollmer Ringpfeil
February 15, 1839 – October 20, 1934
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Switzerland
Parents:  Andy Vollmer and Rosa Doth Vollmer, both of Switzerland
Spouse:  Charles Ringpfeil of Germany

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 23, 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:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Emma Johnson and Rosa Ringpfeil Overstreet, both of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Ringpfeil’s husband passed away on June 20, 1902.  She was a longtime member of the First Lutheran Church.

A notation in the January 1907 minutes of the Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home states that Mrs. Ringpfeil was willing and able to make rag carpets and requests the Visiting Committee of the Board to provide rags for this endeavor.  Mrs. Ringpfeil passed away at ninety-five years of age, having spent twenty-seven years in The Old Woman’s Home.  Mrs. Ringpfeil subscribed to a German newspaper, an original 1908 edition of which is included in the West End Home Foundation’s Archival Collection.

Mattie A. Schluter
August 27, 1858 – January 15, 1936
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Jefferson, Texas
Parents:  Henry Schluter and Elizabeth Prague Schluter
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in November 1933 on Thanksgiving Day
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

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

Albert William Shipp
July 14, 1866 – April 1, 1937
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Parents:  Albert M. Shipp of North Carolina and Mary Jane Gillespie Shipp of South Carolina
Spouse:  Lily Rountree Shipp. also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 7, 1934
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Nieces:  Cornelia Webb of Durham, North Carolina, Mary Shipp Sanders, and Martha Sanders, both of Denton, Texas

Nephew:  Albert M. Webb of Durham, North Carolina

Great-Nephew:  John Webb of Sewanee, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Shipp passed away in 1963.

Mr. and Mrs. Shipp were friends of Supreme Court Justice James Clark McReynolds, who made a bequest to The Old Woman’s Home in their honor.

Mary Frances Starr Smith
November 4, 1858 – Unknown
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Louisville, Kentucky
Parents:  William Starr and Margaret M. Kramer
Spouse:  George A. Smith

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 15, 1936
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. A.N. Bornstein of Nashville, Tennessee

Children:  P.G. Smith of Chattanooga, Tennessee and P.F. Smith of Miami, Florida

Biography

Mrs. Smith’s husband passed away on April 24, 1904.

Mrs. Smith and her family moved to Davidson County, Tennessee at the end of the Civil War.  She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church.

In October 1939, members of The Auxiliary of The Old Woman’s Home accompanied several of the Residents to the Tennessee State Fair.  Mrs. Smith entered a rag rug and won a red ribbon.

Abigail Fuller Willimarter Speer
April 18, 1849 – January 23, 1938
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Natchez, Mississippi
Parents:  Reverend S. W. Speer of Nashville, Tennessee and Abbie Fuller Willimarter Speer of Rehober, Massachusetts
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 27, 1931
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Miss Speer’s father was a member of the Kentucky Methodist Conference.

She was a member of Glen Leven Presbyterian Church.  Miss Speer was employed as a teacher and retired in 1923.

A note on her application states: “Miss Speer’s refinement and mentality will make her a lovely addition to The Home”.

Florence Magnolia Batey Stegall
December 6, 1848 – February 18, 1936
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Catoosa County, Georgia
Parents:  Sherwood W. Batey and Mary Anne Lucy Batey
Spouse:  William J. Stegall

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home August 6, 1925
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Sherwood W. Batey, Jr. of Paragould, Arkansas

Grandchildren:  William Henry McCown of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Stegall’s family moved to Knox County, Tennessee when she was a small child.  Her husband passed away on June 22, 1903.

Mrs. Stegall was a lifelong member of Hobson Chapel M.E.C.S., later Blakemore M.E.C.S.

Ida Gower Steif Stockell
November 8, 1859 – July 6, 1938
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Dr. Felix Robertson Gower and Mary Fields O’Neal Gower
Spouse:  Orville Ewing Stockell, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home August 25, 1931
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Aunt:  Mrs. B. F. Steif

Biography

Mrs. Stockell was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Steif when she was a baby.  Mr. and Mrs. Stockell were married in 1877.

Mrs. Stockell became a communicant of the Catholic Church in 1891.

Harriett Warden Stone
February 12, 1849 – April 29, 1935
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Maysville, Kentucky
Parents:  Dr. Walter Warden and Nancy Artus Warden
Spouse:  Frances W. Stone of Harosville, Kentucky

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in February 1921
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Stone was one of three siblings having one brother and one sister.  Mrs. and Mrs. Stone had one daughter.

Mrs. Stone was a teacher.

Belle W. Stuart
April 28, 1843 – November 5, 1936
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Shelbyville, Tennessee
Parents:  Reverend David Todd Stuart of Lexington, Kentucky and Oliver Hall Stuart of Louisville, Kentucky
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 6, 1926
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  D.T. Stuart of New York City and Amelia Stuart Emery of Clarksville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Stuart was a lifelong member of the Southern Presbyterian Church.  Prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home, Miss Stuart was residing in Dallas, Texas.

Isabel Tavel
October 14, 1846 – January 3, 1937
Marital Status: Never Married

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

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

Family References

Siblings:  Albert Berry Tavel, Hellen Tavel, and Pauline Tavel, both sisters were also residents of The Old Woman’s Home

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

Biography

Miss Tavel’s family moved to Davidson County Tennessee in 1852, when she was a small child.  Miss Tavel was a lifelong member of West End M.E. Church, South.

The Tavel sisters’ 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.

Pauline Mary Tavel
October 26, 1841 – September 22, 1931
Marital Status: Never Married

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

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in November 1923
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Albert Berry Tavel, Hellen 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 Davidson County, Tennessee with her family as a child in 1852.  She was a lifelong member of West End M.E. Church, South.

The Tavel sisters’ 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.

Clara Bryant Thompson
March 15, 1866 – December 21, 1935
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Columbia, Tennessee
Parents:  T.A. Thompson and Sarah Thompson
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 26, 1935
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  T.A. Thompson, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas

Niece:  Mrs. C.R. Peabody of St. Alexandria, Louisiana

Cousin:  Grace Peabody

Biography

Miss Thompson was a longtime member of Moore Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Tennie Tucker
October 3, 1858 – December 20, 1933
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Davidson County, Tennessee
Parents:  Benjamin Tucker and Jane Pritchett Tucker, both from Williamson County, Tennessee
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 11, 1925
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  J.M. Tucker of Dallas, Texas

Niece:  Belle Tucker of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Tucker was a lifelong member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Ada May Cleveland Wallace
September 28, 1852 – August 16, 1938
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Wartrace, Tennessee
Parents:  Hazzard P. Cleveland of North Carolina and Lucinda Cabler Cleveland of Nashville, Tennessee
Spouse:  Cyrus Randolph Wallace of Shelbyville, Tennessee

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

Biography

Mrs. Wallace’s husband passed away on August 8, 1913.

Mrs. Wallace was a longtime member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist.  She was employed as a companion.

Ella M. Warren
June 27, 1854 – March 11, 1939
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  New York
Parents:  Jared Warren and Jane C. Ray Warren
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 17, 1926
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  W.J. Warren

Biography

Miss Warren was one of three siblings, having one brother and one sister.

Miss Warren moved to Davidson County, Tennessee in 1897.  She was a member of the Baptist Church from the age of fourteen and attended services in Bradley’s Creek, Tennessee.  Prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home, Miss Wallace resided with her sister’s family and did housekeeping for the family in exchange for a home.  After the death of her sister, she continued to live with her brother-in-law and his sister until entering The Old Woman’s Home.

Leila Liles Weddington
May 25, 1858 – March 26, 1938
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Dyersburg, Tennessee
Parents:  Reverend Daniel Liles of North Carolina and Elizabeth Simms Liles of McLemore, Tennessee
Spouse:  Albert L. Weddington of Humboldt, Tennessee

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 10, 1934
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Herbert Liles of Gainesville, Texas, E.H. Liles of Chickasha, Oklahoma, and Ora Dinwiddie of Little Rock, Arkansas

Biography

Mrs. Weddington’s husband passed away on September 21, 1930.

She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church.

Mary C. Hutchison Westenberger
August 17, 1856 – April 6, 1936
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Clarksville, Tennessee
Parents:  Houston D. Hutchison of Clarksville, Tennessee and Mary Jane Boyd Hutchison of Charleston, South Carolina
Marital Status: J.H. Westenberger of Louisville, Kentucky

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 19, 1931
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Emma King of Houston, Texas

Grandchildren:  Kathleen Stafford of Clarksville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Westenberger’s husband passed away on July 13, 1928.  They had one son.

Mrs. Westenberger was a longtime member of Meridian Street Methodist Church.

Florence Taylor Williams
June 17, 1862 – September 24, 1936
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Holly Springs, Mississippi
Parents:  Greenfield Taylor of Mississippi and Mattie Minor Taylor of Richmond, Virginia
Spouse:  Thomas Levy Williams of Nolensville, Tennessee

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 2, 1929
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Williams’ husband passed away on June 7, 1927.

Mrs. Williams became a member of the Baptist Church at the age of sixteen.

Ella Bell Winbourn
October 1, 1844 – December 3, 1935
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:  Benjamin Franklin of Nashville, Tennessee and Ann W. Morrison Franklin of Indiana
Spouse:  James Beech Winbourn

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 12, 1926
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Children:  James Winbourn of Chicago, Illinois

Julia Worke
June 5, 1849 – June 5, 1930
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Major Joseph Worke
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 10, 1899
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

Miss Woke was employed as a housekeeper and seamstress.  She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Emma Haynie Young
May 23, 1863 – March 19, 1934
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  James Haynie and Mary Elizabeth Norris Haynie
Spouse:  Jacob Young of Watertown, Tennessee

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 11, 1930
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Young’s husband passed away on April 1, 1925.

Mrs. Young was a member of Elm Street Methodist Church and later, New Hope Baptist Church.