Residents 1940 – 1949 2017-07-07T19:44:07+00:00

Residents 1940 – 1949

The Old Woman’s Home at West End Avenue

Amanda Sumner Adams
October 31, 1851 – November 30, 1943
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  White’s Creek, Tennessee
Parents:  E.B. and Georgianna Everett Sumner
Spouse:  John Quincy Adams

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

Family References

Brother/Sister in-law:  Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Adams of Lebanon, Tennessee

Cousins:  Mrs. Frank Nullelly and Mrs. William Beck  both of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Adams’ husband passed away on February 17, 1916.

Mrs. Adams was employed as the Matron of a rest home in Lebanon, Tennessee.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and at the time of her application to The Old Woman’s Home, had attended services at the Central Baptist Church for over forty years.

Ella Herman Allday
February 10, 1862 – October 8, 1949
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Dr. E.A. Herman of Fountain Head, Tennessee  and Mrs. Ann Williams Herman of Louisville, Kentucky
Spouse:  B.F. Allday

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home:  July 3, 1937
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. J.P.B. Allan of Atlanta, Georgia.

Niece:  Mrs. E.B. Ellis of Memphis, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Allday’s husband passed away on July 11, 1909.

At the age of thirty-five, Mrs. Allday moved to Franklin, Tennessee where she was employed as a Practical Nurse.  A favorite pastime was sewing and after retirement, she took orders for handwork.  Mrs. Allday was a member of Methodist Episcopal South of Franklin and at the time of her admission to The Old Woman’s Home had been a member for sixty-five years.

B. Florence Rodgers Halsfed Backinstose
April 1, 1863 – May 11, 1944
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Marion County, South Carolina
Parents:  James H. Rogers of Georgestown, South Carolina and Harriett Rogers of Marion County, South Carolina
Spouse:  Charles Backinstose

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 21, 1938
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Backinstose had one brother who resided in New York City.  Her husband passed away March 6, 1927.

Mrs. Backinstose attended Belmont Church.

Mrs. Backinstose enjoyed music and was a member of The Old Woman’s Home Chorus.

Jennie Kendrick Benson
July 4, 1871 – November 30, 1940
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Joseph H. Kendrick and Jane Lytle Foster Kendrick
Spouse:  Matthew B. Benson

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 28, 1938
Burial Site:

Family References

Children:  Matthew B. Benson, Jr.

Biography

Mrs. Benson lived in Nashville for the majority of her life; with the exception of five years when she resided in Atlanta, Georgia.  Her occupation was dressmaking.  At the time of her application to The Old Woman’s Home, she had been a member of  the First Presbyterian Church for forty-nine years.

Mary Elizabeth Blackburn
July 9, 1857 – January 10, 1942
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Hampshire, Tennessee
Parents:  George W. Blackburn and Margaret C. Bingham Blackburn
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 30, 1935
Burial Site:  Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia, Tennessee

Family References

Cousin:  Margaret B. Hart

Biography

She was a lifelong resident of Maury County, Tennessee.  At the time of her application to The Old Woman’s Home, Miss Blackburn had attended services for fifty-six years at the First Baptist Church in Columbia.

The references on her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home included Mrs. Trotwood Moore and Mr. Finley Dorris.

Nellie Robertson Cannon
November 2, 1863 – February 22, 1943
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Canti, Louisiana
Parents:  Judge Jonathon Blount Robertson of Nashville, Tennessee and Mrs. Adelaide Gordy Robertson of Bayou Sanne, Louisiana
Spouse:  William Curtis Cannon

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 14, 1936
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Great-Grandfather:  General James Robertson, one of the founders of Nashville, Tennessee

Paternal Grandfather:  Doctor Peyton Robertson

Siblings:  Peyton Robertson of Tampa, Florida and Laura Brown Robertson, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home

Nephews:  Neil Frazier of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Dickson W. Robertson of Tampa, Florida

Cousins:  Mrs. A.B. Herron, Ann Head, and George Campbell, all of Nashville, Tennessee; Ellen Chambers, Watson Chambers, and Arthur Chambers, all of Lebanon, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Cannon’s husband passed away in 1895.

She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

Mrs. Cannon was a member of The Old Woman’s Home Chorus and sang a solo on their Mother’s Day Radio Broadcast in 1938.

Annie Alexander Cheairs
July 21, 1856 – September 29, 1944
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Spring Hill, Tennessee
Parents:  Albert C. Alexander of Spring Hill, Tennessee and Amanda R. Alexander of Davidson County, Tennessee
Spouse:  N.B. Cheairs

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 28, 1930
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. Knox Fleming.

Biography

Mrs. Cheairs’ husband passed away on August 3, 1905.

At the time of her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home, Mrs. Cheairs had been a member of the Methodist Church for twenty-five years.

Mary Maxwell Claiborne (Mollie)
July 19, 1855 – January 22, 1940
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Texas
Parents:  Colonel Thomas Claiborne and Annie Armstrong Maxwell Claiborne
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 6, 1939
Burial Site:  mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Hattie Claiborne.

Biography

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

Mrs. Coffman
Unknown – Unknown
Marital Status:

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in January 1949
Burial Site:

Eva Douglass Collier
January 16, 1856 – February 2, 1942
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Sumner County, Tennessee
Parents:  Robert Bruce Douglass and Delia Ann Mitchum Douglass
Spouse:  William Joseph Collier

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 20, 1937
Burial Site:

Family References

Step-son:  James G. Collier

Nephews:  Dr. W.D. Haggard and Dr. Henry L. Douglass both of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Collier moved to Nashville in 1923 and resided there for the remainder of her life. Her husband passed away on July 14, 1933.

Mrs. Collier was a member of the Methodist Church and at the time of her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home, had been attending services at Waverly Place Methodist Church for fourteen years.

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

Nannie Williams Collins
July 11, 1863 – August 11, 1941
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  near Orlinda, Tennessee
Parents:  Benjamin Williams and Rebecca Draughn Williams
Spouse:  George Gill Collins, a farmer from Russellville, Kentucky

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 6, 1935
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Nick Williams of Orlinda, Tennessee

Children:  Fred Collins of Texas, Martha Collins Herndon of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Mrs. Charles Currier of Paris, Tennessee

Cousins:  Mrs. G.N. Tillman and Mrs. Felix G. Ewing both of Nashville, Tennessee

Nephew:  Ben Felts of Orlinda, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Collins’ father was born in Virginia and came to Tennessee as a young child. Her husband passed away on January 12, 1898.

Mrs. Collins listed her occupation as a “seamstress at times”.  She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church.

Lillian James Crockett
January 9, 1868 – June 25, 1941
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Ashland City, Tennessee
Parents:  Andrew James Crockett and Mary Charlotte Sayers Crockett both of Williamson County, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 2, 1936
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Josie Crockett and Margaret Crockett both of Nashville, Tennessee

Cousins:  R.H. Crockett of Franklin, Tennessee, J.V. Crockett and Mrs. W.T. St. Clair both of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Crockett was employed as a teacher.  She became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in 1892.

Miss Crockett resided in Davidson County for approximately twenty-four years prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Mary Ann Davis
December 24, 1860 – August 28, 1943
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Brighton, Sussex England
Parents:  John Napolean Davis and Elizabeth Brown Davis both of England
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 7, 1930
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Davis was a member of the Church of England.

Prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home, Miss Davis had been a resident of Davidson County, Tennessee for eleven years.  She listed her occupation as a housekeeper on her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Sarah Frances Davis
January 26, 1858 – December 8, 1948
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Lebanon, Tennessee
Parents:  William C. Davis of Lebanon, Tennessee and Lamiza Pitts Prim Davis of Green Hill in Wilson County, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 21, 1945
Burial Site:  Gallatin, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  J. K. Davis of Nashville, Tennessee,  Sam J. Davis of Homestead, Florida, and Mrs. W. L. Bentley of Lebanon, Tennessee.

Niece:  Mrs. John E. Fisher

Biography

Miss Davis was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and attended services in Gallatin, Tennessee.

Prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home, she was friends with Tennie Boyd Coleman Sharpe who was also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home.

Elizabeth Ellis
Unknown DOB – Unknown DOD
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:  N.H. Ellis

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

Biography

Mrs. Ellis was a member of The Old Woman’s Home Chorus in 1940.

Johnnie Louise Francis Laseter Foy
October 28, 1861 – July 13, 1948
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Greenville, Alabama
Parents:  John Hamhack Laseter and Mary Louise Goodner Laseter
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home August 3, 1937
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Foy was a  member of Christ Episcopal Church in Nashville for twenty years.

Memories of Our Ladies

Mrs. Walter Keith, Past President of the Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home stated that “Mrs. Foy was a great blessing and a lovely character.”

Augusta Gattinger (Gussie)
September 12, 1852 – July 13, 1940
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Roane County, Tennessee
Parents:  Augustine Gattinger of Munich, Barvaria and Josephine Dury Gattinger
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 15, 1934
Burial Site:

Biography

Miss Gattinger’s family moved to Davidson County in 1863.  She was a music teacher and was also a member of the Episcopal Church.

Martha M. Gordon
October 9, 1859 – May 8, 1943
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Pulaski, Tennessee
Parents:  John C. Gordon of Giles County, Tennessee and Angetis Gordon
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 23, 1925
Burial Site:  mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Gordon was a member of the Baptist Church from the age of twelve.

On Miss Gordon’s  application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home, she listed her occupation as ‘simply a gleaner in my Master’s Vineyard’. She was a pianist and performed in musicales at The Old Woman’s Home.

Margaret Amanda Gray (Maggie)
January 8, 1863 – October 4, 1942
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Franklin, Tennessee
Parents:  James W. Gray and Amanda Ferguson Gray
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 12, 1940
Burial Site:

Family References

Sibling:  Susie Gray Shields, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home

Biography

Miss Gray’s mother was born in Culpepper, Virginia on October 5, 1822.

Miss Gray was a lifelong member of Hillsboro Presbyterian Church.

Mary Ann Hall
May 28, 1861 – August 18, 1948
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Charles B. Hall and Matilda A. Beckel Hall
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 10, 1939
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Charles B. Hall, Jr.

Biography

Miss Hall was a lifelong member of Christ Church, joining the church in 1886.

The reference on Miss Hall’s application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home was Mrs. Albert Shipp, a resident of The Old Woman’s Home. Miss Hall’s sister-in-law, Luella Houze Hall was also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home.

Pearl Nineva Cornwell Hall
January 24, 1876 – July 3, 1949
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Haysville, Tennessee
Parents:  Steven Francis Cornwell and Harriett Elizabeth Cornwell
Spouse:  James Hall

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 10, 1936
Burial Site:

Family References

Sibling:  G.M. Cornwell of Lafayette, Tennessee.

Children:  Mrs. Herbert Simmons of Gallatin, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Hall’s husband passed away on July 22, 1930.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Mrs. Hall was a member of The Old Woman’s Home Chorus.

Frances Rebecca Harrison Harper
June 19, 1858 – February 3, 1948
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Samuel M. Harrison and Isabella Margaret Armstrong Harrison
Spouse:  John Bell Harper of Camden, Tennessee

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 28, 1936
Burial Site:

Biography

Mr. Harper had a nursery business in Nashville and later was employed in the land office at the State Capital.  He passed away on January 8, 1929.

Mrs. Harper was a lifelong member of the Church of the Advent, Episcopal.

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

Mrs. R. S. Harris
Unknown DOB – Unknown DOD
Marital Status: Unknown

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

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

Biography

In 1940, Mrs. Harris was a member of The Old Woman’s Home Chorus.

Lucy Gill Haughton
May 9, 1858 – March 11, 1943
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Bertie County, North Carolina
Parents:  Samuel Hyman Gill of Hertford County, North Carolina and Sarah W. Sharrock Gill of Bertie County, North Carolina
Spouse:  John Barnett Haughton

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 30, 1942
Burial Site:  Spring Creek, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Susan Gill Todd of Hornell, New York.

Extended Family:  Lester Haughton of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Haughton’s husband passed away on July 10, 1897.

She was lifelong member of the Baptist Church and attended services at Edgefield Baptist Church.

Caroline Owen Henry
July 26, 1866 – September 11, 1948
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  near Franklin, Tennessee
Parents:  Reverend William Pitts Owen, born in Huntsville, Alabama on February 28, 1838 and Martha Wert Owen of Moulton, Alabama
Spouse:  Charles Walter Henry

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 13, 1940
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Henry’s husband passed away in April 1913.

She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and was employed as a college teacher.

Cornelia Hayes Hester
October 11, 1866 – July 27, 1947
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Lafayette, Kentucky
Parents:  Edward Garner Hester and Susan Frances Wilson Hester both of Christian County, Kentucky
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 11, 1941
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Hester was employed in a office as a clerical worker and was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Mattie Elizabeth Thomas Houser
October 9, 1861 – September 20, 1940
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  George Thomas and Emily Young Thomas
Spouse:  Phillip G. Houser

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 21, 1927
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Phillip G. Houser, Jr. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Percy Thomas Houser of Memphis, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Houser’s husband passed away on July 19, 1924.

Mrs. Houser was a correspondent for the Nashville Banner newspaper and a lifelong member of Vine Street Christian Church.

Belle McAlister Houston
December 14, 1850 – February 2, 1940
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Davidson County, Tennessee
Parents:  W.E. McAlister of Virginia and Mary Smith McAlister of Wilson County, Tennessee
Spouse:  J.D. Houston of Courtland, Alabama

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 14, 1929
Burial Site:  Nashville City Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Mrs. C.O. Wright and Jean Houston

Biography

Mrs. Houston’s husband passed away on May 4, 1894.

Mrs. Houston attended services at the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Mattie Arnold Ireland
December 27, 1857 – October 7, 1947
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Warren County, Kentucky
Parents:  Henry Tandy Arnold born in Clark County, Kentucky in 1813 and Nancy Pattison Ford Arnold born in Edmondson County, Kentucky in 1830
Spouse:  E.A. Ireland

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 8, 1939
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Ireland’s husband passed away in 1910.

Mrs. Ireland moved to Nashville at the age of eighteen where she resided until the age of thirty-seven.  She returned to Nashville approximately six years prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Medora Jones
August 20, 1866 – July 11, 1949
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Dr. W.P. Jones of Bowling Green Kentucky and Jane Curry Jones of Davidson County, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 27, 1935
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  A.V. Jones of Montrose, Pennsylvania, and Roberta Jones, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home.

Nephews:  S.Y. Caldwell of Birmingham, Alabama; Dr. Lucian J. Caldwell, and M.M. Wheeler, both of Nashville, Tennessee; W.P. Wheeler of Ashland Kentucky; J.N. Grant of Columbia, Tennessee; and E.E. Wheeler of Ashville, North Carolina

Biography

Miss Jones was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mrs. Walter Stokes, member of the Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home was a reference on both Miss Medora and Miss Roberta’s applications for admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Roberta Brownlee Jones
April 2, 1869 – October 21, 1946
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Dr. W.P Jones of Bowling Green, Kentucky and Jane Curry Jones of Davidson County, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 27, 1935
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  A.V. Jones of Montrose, Pennsylvania and Roberta Jones, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home.

Nephews:  S.Y. Caldwell of Birmingham, Alabama; Dr. Lucian J. Caldwell, and M.M. Wheeler;  both of Nashville, Tennessee; W.P. Wheeler of Ashland, Kentucky;  J.N. Grant of Columbia, Tennessee;  and E.E. Wheeler of Ashville, North Carolina

Biography

Miss Jones was lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mrs. Walter Stokes, member of the Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home was a reference on both Miss Roberta and Miss Medora’s applications for admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Mrs. J.D. Leslie
November 25, 1871 – Unknown
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in December 1942
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Leslie withdrew from The Old Woman’s Home to return to Texas in March 1943.

Evalena Rozella Haggard Lilly
May 2, 1862 – April 28, 1946
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Bente County, North Carolina
Parents:  Joseph P. Haggard and Martha Harrold Haggard
Spouse:  George Marshall Lilly

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 10, 1933
Burial Site:

Family References

Nephew:  L.B. Denton of Henderson, Kentucky

Biography

Mrs. Lily’s husband passed away on March 14, 1922.

Mrs. Lilly was employed as a dressmaker.  She was a longtime member of Eastwood Christian Church.

Martha M. Lee Luckey
December 18, 1849 – October 6, 1941
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Jackson County, Tennessee
Parents:  Alfred M. Lee and Rebecca Galbreath Lee, both of Jackson County, Tennessee
Spouse:  Mr. W.H. Luckey of Smith County, Tennessee

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 18, 1932
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Sarah Lee Roberts of Nashville, Tennessee.

Grandchildren:  G.E. Luckey of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Luckey’s husband passed away on December 1, 1918.

Mrs. Luckey was a lifelong member of the Carroll Street Methodist Church.  Her favorite hobby was sewing.

Many of the Residents of The Old Woman’s Home, including, Mrs. Luckey, spent part of their “sewing time” knitting for “Bundles for Britain”, benefiting the bombed citizens of England during WWII.

Fannie Mai McClure
December 7, 1876 – January 1, 1942
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Parents:  W.H. McClure and Alice Owen McClure, both of Nolensville, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 29, 1939
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Annie McClure Byrd of Triune, Tennessee.

Biography

Miss McClure was a longtime member of the South End M.E. Church.

Jennie Martin Minor
February 24, 1864 – December 29, 1943
Marital Status: Seperated

Place of Birth:  Montgomery County, Tennessee
Parents:  Schuyler W. Martin of Gallatin, Tennessee and Nannie Patillo Jordan Martin of Montgomery County, Tennessee
Spouse:  Maurice J. Minor

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 28, 1942
Burial Site:  Elkton, Kentucky

Family References

Siblings:  S.G. Martin of Woodlawn, Tennessee, Annie M. Draughon of Nashville, Tennesse, Mrs. C.R. Maynard of Elkton, Kentucky, and Mrs. W.M. Bradley of Arlington, Virginia.

Biography

Mrs. Minor was a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church.

Mary H, Dismukes Niles
May 25, 1874 – March 16, 1948
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  John L. Dismukes of Davidson County, Tennessee and A.H. Hines of Knoxville, Tennessee
Spouse:  Sinclair G. Niles

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 21, 1938
Burial Site:  Nount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Miss Cornelia Dismukes of New York City.

Biography

Mrs. Niles’ husband passed away on December 23, 1933.

Mrs, Niles taught music at Cooperstown, New York Knox School during the school term.  She was a lifelong member of Christ Church Episcopal.

It was noted by the Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home that Mrs. Niles had a “sensitive nature”.

Dora Parham
November 26, 1867 – October 24, 1945
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Lawrence County, Tennessee
Parents:  James Thomas Parham of South Carolina and Emma Lutt Parham
Spouse:

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

Biography

Miss Parham was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church.

In October 1939, members of the Auxiliary of The Old Woman’s Home accompanied several residents to the Tennessee State Fair.  Miss Parham entered a pair of knitted gloves and won a blue ribbon.

Maude Payne
March 18, 1870 – February 14, 1948
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Robertson County, Tennessee
Parents:  Frank Payne and  Mary Mussleman Payne of Nashville, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 23, 1939
Burial Site:

Family References

Sibling:  Cora A. Payne Kallock, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home

Biography

Miss Payne was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Josephine A. Pearson
June 30, 1868 – November 3, 1944
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Sumner County, Tennessee
Parents:  Reverend Philip A. Pearson of Goldsboro, North Carolina and Amanda Coraline Roscue Pearson of Sumner County, Tennessee.
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 21, 1933
Burial Site:

Biography

On her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home, Miss Pearson listed her occupation as:  Teacher and Executive, Lecturer and Writer.  She was a member of the M.E. Church, South from early childhood, being the daughter of a Methodist Minister.  Miss Pearson was confirmed privately by Bishop Gailor at the Cathedral in 1920.

Adelia Riggan
Unknown – Unknown
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

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

Biography

Mrs. Riggan was a member of The Old Woman’s Home Chorus in the 1940s.

Lizzie Henry Riggan
August 12, 1852 – July 2, 1944
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Sumner County, Tennessee
Parents:  Benjamin Henry of Virginia and Bernetta Wallace Henry of Sumner County, Tennessee
Spouse:  James Madison Riggan of Wilson County, Tennessee

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 8, 1933
Burial Site:

Family References

Cousin:  J.A. Greer of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Riggan’s husband passed away on September 30, 1914.

She was a longtime member of Arlington Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Riggan was a member of The Old Woman’s Home Chorus.

Mary Rudolph
November 13, 1869 – July 10, 1946
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Montgomery County, Tennessee
Parents:  William H. Rudolph and Mitty Lockert Rudolph of Montgomery County, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 10, 1943
Burial Site:

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. G. Tandy Smith of Orlando, Florida.

Biography

Miss Randolph was a longtime member of Madison Street Methodist Church.

Elizabeth Douglas Simrall (Libbie)
June 7, 1852 – August 5, 1943
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Scotland
Parents:  John Douglas and Agnes Thompson Douglas, both of Scotland
Spouse:  John H. Simrall

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

Family References

Children:  J. Douglas Simrall of Detroit, Michigan

Biography

Mrs. Simrall was a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church.

Emma Harry Skaggs
February 20, 1868 – October 23, 1946
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Louisville, Kentucky
Parents:  Davis A. Harry and Harriet H. Herndon Harry
Spouse:  Willis H. Staggs

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

Family References

Nieces:  Mrs. C.S. Woody of Nashville, Tennessee, Mrs. B.W. Hicks of Louisville, Kentucky, and Mrs. Parks Miller of Hardingsburg, Kentucky

Nephews:  J.T. Woodward and Harry Woodward both of Louisville, Kentucky

Biography

Mrs. Skaggs’ husband passed away on October 16, 1923.

Mrs. Skaggs was employed as an assistant in a medical office and was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Dr. McPheeters Glasgow, physician for The Old Woman’s Home, was a reference on Mrs. Skaggs’ application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Lillie Locken Sloan
November 16, 1876 – June 15, 1943
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  John Kirkman Sloan of New York and Allie Bledsoe Sloan of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Spouse:

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

Family References

Cousins:  Rena Thompson, Carrie Hicks, and Pearl Bledsoe all of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Sloan was a member of the First Lutheran Church.  She was employed as a practical nurse and agreed to assist with the nursing in The Old Woman’s Home when needed after her admission.

Lula Estelle Snead
January 12, 1871 – July 31, 1945
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth: Cemetery Station in Shelby County, Tennessee (six miles from Memphis)
Parents:  James Richard Snead and Alice Arbuckle Snead, both of LaGrange, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 3, 1945
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Maternal Grandparents:  Joseph and Lura Clark Arbuckle, natives of Virginia who made their home in LaGrange, Tennessee shortly after their marriage.

Siblings:  Herbert Snead of Bemis, Tennessee and Ama Irene Snead, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home.

Aunt:  Mrs. Katherine Graves.

Biography

Miss Sneed’s mother passed away when she was five years old and her brother was only five months.  The three children were taken to Brownsville, Tennessee to make their home with their aunt Katherine.

The children were educated in Brownsville Public Schools.  Miss Lula attended Baptist Female College, but lacked one year of completing the college course.  The family then moved to Jackson, Tennessee.  In 1897, Miss Lula came to Nashville, Tennessee and completed a business course.  Her first permanent employment was with Harris, McWhirter & Company, a wholesale drygoods house, which later merged into Harris, Davis & Company.  She served these two firms approximately ten years.  She was then employed by the Executive Committee of Foreign Missions of the United States Presbyterian Church and was secretary for Dr. S.H. Chester, Executive Secretary of the Committee, for more than sixteen years.  Upon Dr. Chester’s retirement in 1923, Miss Lula accepted a position with the Nashville Tennessean, later the Newspaper Printing Corporation, and was employed in the Circulation Department for over seventeen years.  Miss Snead retired on January 1, 1945.  She was a lifelong member of Glen Leven Presbyterian Church.

Lorena Hydinger Armistead Stebbins
March 4, 1865 – January 22, 1944
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  William H. Hydinger and Amanda Stewart Hydinger
Spouse:  Her first husband was C.B. Armistead, after his death, she married A.W. Stebbins

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

Family References

Sibling:  E.E. Hydinger of Birmingham, Alabama

Biography

Mrs. Stebbins was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church.  She was employed as a seamstress.

Annie Hubbard Stevens
April 12, 1871 – June 8, 1944
Marital Status: Separated

Place of Birth:  Smith County, Tennessee
Parents:  David Clinton Hubbard and Sarah McCall Hubbard
Spouse:  John B. Stevens

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 16, 1936
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Stevens was a Graduate Nurse and was a lifelong member of the Christian Church.

Orville Ewing Stockell
September 14, 1855 – July 2, 1941
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Captain William Stockell of England and Mrs. Rachel Stockell
Spouse:  Ida Stockell, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home

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

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. L.J. Rankin of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Children:  Mrs. R.L. Hands of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Nephews:  T.T. Rankon of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Albert Stockell, Frank Stockell, and Cooper Stockell all of Nashville, Tennessee; and Henry Stockell of Washington D.C.

Nieces:  Patty Stockell and Alice Stockell both of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mr. Stockell was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was secretary and treasurer of three organizations.

Mr. and Mrs. Stockell were one of two married couples accepted to The Old Woman’s Home as an experiment.  While both couples lived the remainder of their lives in the care of The Old Woman’s Home, it was determined that no further couples would be accepted into The Old Woman’s Home.

Mary Leanora Clark Sullivan
May 8, 1876 – Unknown
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Fincastle, Tennessee
Parents:  Reverend Elbert Benson Clark and Mrs. Sarah Cleveland Clark of Kingsport, Tennessee
Spouse:  Dr. W.H. Sullivan

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 10, 1946
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. S.T. Polk of Menlo, Georgia, Mrs. Henry Melton, Henry Patton Clark, Frank Richardson Clark, and Bailey Clark.

Biography

Mrs. Clark was a longtime member of Lockeland Baptist Church.  She was employed a steno-bookkeeper and had some employment history as a Nurse.

Mrs. Clark withdrew from The Home on December 10, 1946.

Edna Kelsey Swearington
February 17, 1878 – September 10, 1948
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Lynnville, Tennessee
Parents:  Dr. and Mrs. Jasper Kelsey
Spouse:  F.B. Swearington

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 4, 1948
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Alice Kelsey Grimes of Madison, Tennessee and Mrs. Hunter Cochran of Holly Springs, Mississippi

Niece:  Mrs. John K. Benton of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Swearington’s husband passed away on June 7, 1922.

Mrs. Swearington was a lifelong member of the City Road Chapel Methodist Church in Madison, Tennessee.

Hetty Joseph Tamble
December 27, 1861 – April 7, 1947
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Edgefield, Tennessee
Parents:  Abram Joseph of Baltimore, Maryland and Ella Donelson Joseph of Davidson County, Tennessee
Spouse:  Peter M. Tamble

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 24, 1943
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Father’s Date of Birth:  March 21, 1829

Mother’s Date of Birth:  January 3, 1838

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. Tamble were married on September 18, 1883.  Mr. Tamble passed away on June 6, 1910.

Mrs. Tamble was a member of St. Ann’s until 1897 when she moved her membership to Christ Church.

Viola M. Brinkley Pulliam Thompson
July 11, 1859 – January 28, 1942
Marital Status: Separated from her second husband

Place of Birth:  Sumner County, Tennessee
Parents:  Henry A. Brinkley and Victoria Cocoran Brinkley
Spouse:  Her first husband was Joshua Pulliam of Pulaski, Tennessee.  Her second husband was J.L. Thompson of Oklahoma

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

Family References

Sibling:  India Nichol of Nashville, Tennessee

Children:  Joseph B. Pulliam and R.W. Pulliam of Lansing, Michigan

Biography

Mrs. Thompson was a longtime member of the Methodist Church at Goodlettsville.

Mrs. Thompson was a member of The Old Woman’s Home Chorus.

Katie Louise Turner
August 19, 1862 – March 29, 1941
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Jacob Eberhart and Fredrica March Eberhart both of Germany
Spouse:  Marcus Turner of Ashville, North Carolina

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 10, 1935
Burial Site:

Family References

Sibling:  Minnie R. Turner of Cincinnati, Ohio

Children:  Hugh A. Turner

Niece:  Mrs. J.T. Dollard of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Turner’s father was a merchant and later a farmer.  Her husband passed away on February 11, 1853.

Mrs. Turner was a longtime member of the First Lutheran Church.

Armilda Turner Hill Walker
July 25, 1874 – August 2, 1947
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Cumberland County, Tennessee
Parents:  Headley Turner, born in South Carolina in 1803 and Margaret Turner of Cumberland County, Tennessee
Spouse:  Robert Lee Walker

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 6, 1940
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Sarah J. Ferris and Jamina Hughley

Biography

Mrs. Walker’s father came to Tennessee at the age of twelve.  Her husband passed away on April 2, 1924.  They had one daughter.

Mrs. Walker moved to Davidson County, Tennessee in 1926.  She became a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at the age of twelve and in 1917, Mrs. Walker became a member of the Woodbine Methodist Church.

Sarah Walton
November 18, 1860 – December 12, 1947
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Cornersville, Tennessee
Parents:  Willis Ries Walton and Mary Ellis Walton of Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 3, 1936
Burial Site:

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. J.E. Harrison of Rockport, Texas.

Niece:  Mary Harrison Bruhl of Rockport, Texas

Nephews:  John E. Harrison, Jr. and McCord Harrison both of Tucson, Arizona

Biography

Miss Walton became a member of the Methodist Church at the age of ten.  In October 1932, she placed her membership at Belmont Methodist Church.    Miss Walton was employed as hostess for the League of Hard of Hearing.

Miss Walton continued her work with the Hard of Hearing after her admission to The Old Woman’s Home and at the age of eighty was still teaching class four times a week at the Chamber of Commerce for no remuneration.

Florence Watson
January 28, 1862 – November 20, 1946
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Shelby County, Tennessee
Parents:  Dr. B.O. Watson and Mrs. Margaret Nichol Watson
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 7, 1927
Burial Site:  Rest Haven Cemetery in Franklin, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. T.D. Crutcher of Franklin, Tennessee.

Niece:  Mrs. Jim Hodge of Franklin, Tennessee

Cousin:  Mary Britt of Franklin, Tennessee

Aunt:  Cornelia Cliff of Franklin, Tennessee.

Biography

Miss Watson lived most of her life in Williamson County, Tennessee and was a lifelong member of the M.E. Church, South in Franklin, Tennessee.

Minnie Bacon Weaver
May 5, 1858 – October 7, 1948
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Huntsville, Alabama
Parents:  John W. Weaver and Mary L. Cooper Weaver
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 17, 1923
Burial Site:

Family References

Cousins:   Mrs. Allene C. Graham, Mrs. D.C. Adams, and Laurence Cooper all of Huntsville, Alabama

Biography

Miss Weaver was a member of the Church of the Nativity in Huntsville, Alabama.  After moving to Nashville, Tennessee, she placed her membership at Christ Church.  Miss Weaver was employed as a clerk for May and Cooney, J.P. Fuller, and S.L. Terry.

Miss Weaver was a member of The Old Woman’s Home Chorus.

Mary Charlotte Wilkins
February 7, 1870 – April 15, 1946
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Thompson Station, Tennessee
Parents:  John B. Wilkins of Hampshire, Tennessee and Charlotte Childress Wilkins of Dyersburg, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 15, 1944
Burial Site:

Family References

Nephews:  Paul Wilkins and Private H.M. Wilkins both of Houston, Texas

Cousin:  Mrs. G.R. Bethurum of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Wilkins was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.  She was employed as a teacher.

Roberta Wilkinson
September 17, 1850 – December 7, 1941
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Columbus, Mississippi
Parents:  Bennett Wilkinson, born in Virginia, but spent his life in Memphis, Tennessee and Elizabeth Hutchins Wilkinson of Winchester, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 17, 1929
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

She was a lifetime member of the Presbyterian Church.

Cora McClure Williams
March 18, 1869 – October 12, 1945
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nolensville, Tennessee
Parents:  W.H. McClure and Alice Owen McClure both of Williamson County, Tennessee
Spouse:  D.C. Williams

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

Family References

Sibling:  Annie McClure Byrd of Triune, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Williams’ husband passed away on March 28, 1928.

Mrs. Williams was a longtime member of Thompson’s Chapel.