Residents 1950 – 1959 2017-07-07T19:31:27+00:00

Residents 1950 – 1959

The Old Woman’s Home at West End Avenue

Lenah Petri Allen
November 24, 1867 – September 12, 1951
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Pastor Ernest Petri and Mrs. Zordae Amanda Pate Petri
Spouse:  E. Mark Allen

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 21, 1948
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children: George Newton Allen of Knoxville, Tennessee and E.M. Allen, Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee

Grandchildren:  Mrs. Lumpkin Allen of Nashville, Tennessee, Mrs. Raymond U. Sharer of Los Angeles, California, George N. Allen Jr., and Loraine Crawford of St. Petersburg, Florida, Vann Allen Dillard, Ernest M. Allen III, Lenah Dillard, and Mrs. Wilson N. West

Biography

Mrs. Allen’s father was born in Ballenstedt, Germany and came to America when he was twenty-one years of age.  After coming to America, he became a Baptist preacher.  Her mother was a native of Kentucky.  Mrs. Allen’s husband passed away on March 19, 1917.

Mrs. Allen had been a member of the Church of Christ for sixty-five years at the time of her admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Katie Hollins Andrews
February 20, 1868 – October 26, 1955
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  P.S. Hollins of Hillsboro, Tennessee in Coffee County and Margaret Winston Hollins of Georgetown, Kentucky
Spouse:  George W. Andrews

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

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. D.S. Hall.

Nephews:  Buford Wilson and S. Hollins Wilson both of Donelson, Tennessee

Nieces:  Mrs. Charles T. Jackson of Columbia, Missouri and Mrs. Joseph Baer of Seattle, Washington

Great Nieces:  Mrs. H. Everett Williams of Nashville, Tennessee, Mrs. Leon Hardy and Mrs. Frank Frink both of Seattle, Washington, and Mrs. R.E. Riera of Pensacola, Florida (great-nieces), and Lt. Joseph Barr, Jr. of Norfolk, Virginia (great-nephew).

Biography

Mrs. Andrews’ husband passed away on October 31, 1941.  Mrs. Andrews was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Frances Barrett Arnold
May 12, 1867 – March 6, 1956
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Smith’s Grove, Kentucky
Parents:  Henry Tandy Arnold of Clark County, Kentucky and Nancy Pattison Ford Arnold of Edmondson County, Kentucky
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 8, 1938
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. Mattie Arnold Ireland, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home

Biography

Miss Arnold moved to Nashville, Tennessee as a small child and later resided in Florida and Washington D.C. before returning to Kentucky and finally back to Nashville.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.

While attending the 1952 annual Christmas Party given for the ladies of The Old Woman’s Home by Mr. Bob Condra, manager of the Maxwell House, Miss Arnold was asked what she was enjoying most about the party.  “The men!” exclaimed 85 year old Miss Frances.

Emma Josephine Hedstrom Spencer Bonner

May 29, 1857 – February 20, 1952
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Illinois
Parents:  Iasac Spencer and Mary Elizabeth Davis Spencer
Spouse:  her first husband was Henry Hedstrom of New York,  her second husband was John Hicks Bonner

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

Biography

Mrs. Bonner’s second husband passed away on May 8, 1930.  Her occupation was light housekeeping of apartments.  She had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for over twenty years at the time of her application to The Old Woman’s Home.

Mrs. Bonner was residing in Lebanon, Tennessee prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Madeline Boyd Hall Buford (Mattie)
August 16, 1861 – May 19, 1950
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Shelby County, Kentucky
Parents:  John Hall of Shelby County, Kentucky and Katheryn Boyd Hall of Culpepper County, Virginia
Spouse:  Thomas Buford

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 15, 1942
Burial Site:

Family References

Mrs. Buford’s husband passed away on December 18, 1941.  She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Lelia Jane Burchfield
October 7, 1883 – October 15, 1951
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Maben, Mississippi
Parents:  John F. Burchfield and Mary Jane Burchfield
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home August 19, 1950
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  A.P. Burchfield  of Glenview, Illinois

Nephew:  Leslie T. Burchfield of Springfield, Ohio

Biography

Miss Burchfield had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for twenty-five years at the time of her application to The Old Woman’s Home.

Mary Jane Caperton (Mollie)
April 9, 1857 – January 23, 1950
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Louisville, Mississippi
Parents:  Hugh J. Caperton and Margaret Wills Caperton both of Maury County, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 8, 1928
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Thomas W. Caperton of Mystic, Connecticut and  J.P. Caperton of Spring Hill, Tennessee

Niece:  Mary C. Malloy of Spring Hill, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Caperton listed her occupation as small needlework on her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home.  She attended services at the Spring Hill Presbyterian Church from the age of nine.

Mrs. D.C. Scales and Mrs. Byrd Douglas were two of the references on her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home.  Mrs. Scales was a charter member of the Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home and Mrs. Douglas was an early Board Member.

Mary Cason

January 13, 1879 – August 19, 1953
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Parents:  Jerry G. Cason and Annie Martin Cason
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 7, 1951
Burial Site:  Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Favre Cason

Nephews:  Favre Cason, Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee, William Cason of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Lee Cason of Memphis, Tennessee

Niece:  Mrs. Arthur Allen of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Cason was one of five siblings, having three brothers and one sister.   Miss Cason attended public schools in Rutherford County, Tennessee.  She attended Soule College in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Winchester Normal School in Winchester, Tennessee.  She also attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.  Miss Cason was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church.  Her entire life was spent in denominational work with the Baptist Church.  She was employed by Baptist Bible Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana as well as, The Baptist State Board and The Baptist Sunday School Board both in Nashville.  She retired from the Baptist Sunday School Board  in 1948.

Nora Alice Campbell Cook
September 10, 1871 – July 9, 1957
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Lebanon, Tennessee
Parents:  Thomas M. Campbell and Sarah Ann Dobson Campbell both of Wilson County, Tennessee
Spouse:  Charles W. Cook of Wilson County, Tennessee

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 24, 1936
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Robert Campbell of Houston, Texas and Mrs. W.E. Pegram of Nashville, Tennessee

Step-Daughter:  Alma Crosswy Eakers

Biography

Mrs. Cook’s husband passed away on December 9, 1933.

At the time of her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home, Mrs. Cook had resided in Nashville for thirty-five years and had been a member of the First Church of the Nazarene for twenty-five years.

Rosa Amy Dail
February 7, 1875 – April 27, 1958
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Newbern, North Carolina
Parents:  George Francis Marion Dail and Amy Exum Dail, both of Snow Hill, North Carolina
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 24, 1945
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. Roscoe Nunn of Kirkwood, Missouri and Mrs. W.H. Warren of Raleigh, North Carolina

Nieces:  Amy Nunn, Eula Nunn and Mrs. Essex Byars all of Kirkwood, Missouri

Biography

Miss Dail was educated in public schools in Newbern, North Carolina.  She came to Nashville, Tennessee in 1920 to live with her sister, Mrs. Roscoe Nunn.  Miss Dail attended the Methodist Church as a child and later joined the Episcopal Church.  At the time of her admission to The Old Woman’s Home, she had been a member of the Episcopal Church of the Advent for fifty years and was an organist for the church.

Prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home, she was friends with Mrs. Jessie Oman, a resident of The Old Woman’s Home.  She enjoyed music and often played the piano for the ladies of The Old Woman’s Home.  Along with the other residents, Miss Rosa participated in volunteer work such as folding Christmas seals for the Davidson County Anti-Tuberculosis Association.

Adah B. Crump Drake
September 7, 1876 – November 3, 1958
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Madison, Tennessee
Parents:  Andrew Jackson Crunp and Martha Ann Work Crump
Spouse:  Erle Drake

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 29, 1949
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Drake’s husband  was employed as a Davidson County surveyor for many years.  He passed away on November 8, 1948.

Mrs. Drake was a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed sewing and brought her sewing machine with her when she moved to The Old Woman’s Home.  Mrs. Drake was an active volunteer along with several other ladies of The Old Woman’s Home.  Her volunteer activities included working on the Christmas Seals program for the Davidson County Anti-Tuberculosis Association.

Katherine Qunitard Edmundson
June 22, 1869 – April 6, 1953
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  near Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:   John King Edmundson of Roanoke Valley, Virginia and Matilda George Wilson Edmondson of Nashville, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 29, 1940
Burial Site:  Nashville City Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Grandfather:  George Wilson of Nashville, Tennessee.

Nieces:  Mrs. Mary Davis and Mrs. Graham Putman both of Birmingham, Alabama

Biography

Miss Edmondson  lived in Alabama for many years before returning to Nashville, Tennessee in 1938.  She was a member of the Episcopal Church from the age of thirteen and listed her occupation as church mission work (social worker).

Hetty McEwen Emerson
February 9, 1860 – July 27, 1956
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Robert Houston McEwen, Jr. and Lucy Putman McEwen both of Nashville, Tennessee
Spouse:  Walter Parker Emerson

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

Family References

Children:  Lucian P. Emerson of Nashville, Tennessee

Grandchildren:  Lucia Emerson of Nashville, Tennessee and Franklin Emerson of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia

Biography

Mrs. Emerson’s husband was a newspaperman.  He passed away on November 19, 1935.  Mrs. Emerson was educated in Nashville. She was one of the oldest members of the Downtown Presbyterian Church.

Mary Carolyn Falconnet
March 15, 1876 – October 13, 1954
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Lebanon, Tennessee
Parents:  Major Eugene F. Falconnet a native of Berne, Switzerland and  Ann America Burtwell Falconnet, a native of Florence, Alabama
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 11, 1944
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling: Cornelia Falconnet Hailey who later made her home in Memphis, Tennessee

Cousin:  Mrs. Love B. Davidson of Nashville

Biography

Miss Falconnet was a resident of Davidson County since 1879.  She became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in 1890.

Mamie Kuhn Farrell
February 28, 1874 – May 6, 1958
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Louisville, Kentucky
Parents:  John B. Kuhn and Margaret Fogel Kuhn of New Orleans, Louisiana
Spouse:  George S. Farrell

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 16, 1948
Burial Site:  New Orleans, Louisiana

Family References

Siblings:  Charles C. Kuhn of Metairie, Louisiana, Maggie Kuhn, Dora Kuhn, Lula Kuhn, and Mrs. Chris Nungesser, Sr. all of New Orleans, Louisiana

Biography

Mrs. Farrell’s family moved to Davidson County, Tennessee when she was three years old and she resided there the remainder of her life.  She was a communicant of the Catholic Church from the age of sixteen and attended services at the Cathedral of Incarnation.  Mrs. Farrell’s husband passed away on December 7, 1929.

Bertha H. Riddile Fitzhugh
October 5, 1865 – October 1, 1956
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Pittsburgh, Philadelphia
Parents:  John H. Riddile and Sarah Francis Welles Begbie Riddile
Spouse:  Elmer Y. Fitzhugh

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 17, 1949
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  C. A. Begbie of Franklin, Tennessee and John Begbie of Long Beach, California

Grandfather:  Felix Robertson, brother of James Robertson who founded the city of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Fitzhugh’s family moved to Franklin, Tennessee when she was ten years old.  She attended Williamson County Public Schools and the Tennessee Female College.  Mr. and Mrs. Fitzhugh were married in 1898.  She and her husband made their home in Nashville, Tennessee.  Mr. Fitzhugh passed away in 1936.  Mrs. Fitzhugh listed sewing as her occupation on her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home.  She was lifelong member of the Baptist Church and attended services at Edgefield Baptist Church.

Cora Elizabeth Haley Green Fitzhugh
November 11, 1858 – September 11, 1951
Marital Status: Widowed twice

Place of Birth:  College Grove, Tennessee
Parents:   William H. Haley and Mary Caroline Crowder Haley
Spouse:  Her first husband was Doctor Madison Green who passed away in 1883.  Mrs. Fitzhugh’s second husband was Abraham Fitzhugh who passed away in 1891.

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 18, 1948
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Clifton H. Green of Nashville, Tennessee

Grandchildren:  Annisse Elizabeth Green of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Fitzhugh was educated in College Grove, Tennessee.  She moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1891 after the death of her second husband.  Mrs. Fitzhugh was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and had attended services at McKendree Methodist Church since 1903.

Before her retirement, she operated Mrs. Fitzhugh’s Original Home Cooked Dinners located at  327 1/2 Union Street in Nashville, Tennessee.  Mrs. Fitzhugh’s was famous for it’s country style vegetables, cornbread and slaw.  Her friends recalled that she had a motherly, fun-loving personality that drew a regular clientele of the city’s business.  A former patron stated that “she gave the place a real home-like atmosphere”.   A description from a local historian, Stanley F. Horn, reads:  “Mrs. Fitzhugh served a bounteous family-style meal; all you can eat; for a quarter.”

Ala Lewis Gaines
August 5, 1866 – April 5, 1950
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Augusta, Mississippi
Parents:  John Lewis of Alabama and Rebecca Jane Welby Lewis of Perry County, Mississippi
Spouse:  T.M. Gaines

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 6, 1946
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Lewis Mortimer Gaines of Clayton, Missouri

Niece:  Rebecca Jane Welby of Perry County, Tennessee

Nephew:  Lee Douglas

Biography

Mrs. Gaines’ family moved to Davidson County, Tennessee in 1881.  She became a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in 1884.  Mrs. Gaines was a homemaker.  Her husband passed away July 3, 1925.

Annie Mary Althauser Graham
February 13, 1878 – May 29, 1958
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Greenbriar, Tennessee
Parents:  William Althauser of Germany and Mary Francis Swift Althauser of Robertson County, Tennessee
Spouse:  Claud R. Graham

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 4, 1943
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  N.L. Althauser

Nieces:  Mrs. Richard Sandmann, Mrs. James D. Jenkins, Gwen Althauser, Mrs. Howard Payne, and Mrs. Phy Winslow

Nephew:  W.E. Althauser, Jr.

Biography

Mrs. Graham’s father came to America as a child.  Her husband passed away on October 1, 1900.  Mrs. Graham was a member of Central Church of Christ.  She had resided in Davidson County for approximately twenty years prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Mary Wilton Craig Haggard
March 20, 1871 – May 16, 1955
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Waynesboro, Tennessee
Parents:  Confederate Captain P.H. Craig and Mrs. Martha Mitchell Craig, both of Ashland City, Tennessee
Spouse:  James G. Haggard

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 27, 1949
Burial Site:  Greenwood Cemetery in Waynesboro, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. H.C. Boyd of Waynesboro, Tennessee and W.B. Craig of Weatherhaven, Florida

Mrs. Haggard was educated in Waynesboro schools.  She was employed as a Practical Nurse and  was a longtime member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Mr. and Mrs. Haggard were married in 1890.  Mr. Haggard was a railway employee and later a Maxwell House Hotel employee.  They made their home in Nashville, Tennessee after their marriage.  Mr. Haggard passed away in 1938.

Luella Houze Hall (Lula)
June 23, 1865 – June 15, 1958
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Giles County, Tennessee
Parents:  Henry Houze and Sara Ann Smith Houze, both of Giles County
Spouse:  Charles B. Hall

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 28, 1940
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Dora Houze and Edna Houze, both of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Hall’s family moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1870.  She was a longtime member of East End Methodist Church.  Mrs. Hall’s husband passed away May 28, 1933.

Mrs. Hall made arrangements with the Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home to allow her to have a separate bank account for the care of her sister, Edna Houze, who was a patient at Central State – not a West End Home resident.  According to the agreement, upon the death of Mrs. Hall, the Board would continue to provide for all of her sister’s personal and medical needs and for her burial expenses.  Mrs. Hall’s sister-in-law, Mary Ann Hall was also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home.

Effie May Perkins Hart
April 30, 1875 – November 25, 1959
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Rockfield, Kentucky
Parents:  Wesley Winston Perkins and Lucretia Crenshaw Perkins
Spouse:  Criminal Court Judge William M. Hart

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in April 1949
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Judge William Hart, Jr., Mrs. D.G. Faulkner of Nashville, Tennessee, and Mrs. Edward B. Henry of Pensacola, Florida

Biography

Mrs. Hart was educated at Logan College in Kentucky.  Judge and Mrs. Hart were married in 1901 and moved to Nashville, Tennessee.  Judge Hart passed away on September 5, 1910.  Until her retirement at the age of seventy-four, she was a housemother at Vanderbilt University and earlier was a hostess at the Nashville Women’s Club.  Mrs. Hart was active in the Rutledge Magazine Club.  She was a longtime member of Belmont Methodist Church.

Minna Hill Haynes Harvill
November 27, 1872 – January 11, 1959
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Franklin, Tennessee
Parents:  Thomas E. Haynes and Bettie Hill Haynes
Spouse:  Dr. J. Paul Harvill

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 11, 1956
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Harvill was one of two siblings, having one sister.  Dr. and Mrs. Harvill had four sons, one daughter, seventeen grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren.  Dr. Harvill passed away on Aprill 1, 1930.  Mrs. Harvill was a lifelong member of Belmont Methodist Church.

Frances Elizabeth Hays (Fannie)
May 27, 1882 – May 10, 1956
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Waukegaw, Illinois
Parents:  William F. Hayes of Williamson County, Tennessee and Maude Lyons Hays
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home August 9, 1954
Burial Site:

Biography

Miss Hays was a longtime resident of Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee and a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.  Miss Hays was a seamstress.

Ninnie Imojean Warmath Hays
March 26, 1870 – October 10, 1958
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Weakley County, Tennessee
Parents:  William Warmath of Gibson County, Tennessee and Mary Frances Hall Warmath of Weakley County
Spouse:  James Hays

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 21, 1942
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Grace Warmath and Carrie E. Warmath Wood of Nashville, Tennessee.

Biography

Mrs. Hays’ husband passed away on February 24, 1930.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Several of the Residents of The Old Woman’s Home, including Mrs. Hays, volunteered with the Davidson County Anti-Tuberculosis Association during their Christmas Seal Sales.

Nancye Benton Hill
May 28, 1887 – September 17, 1959
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Robertson County, Tennessee
Parents:  Robert Henry Hill and Alice Benton Hill
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 5, 1956
Burial Site:  Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. Litton Hickman

Cousins:  John C. Pope, Postmaster of Springfield, Tennessee and Graydon L. Morris of Cedar Hill, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Hill’s father passed away in August 1937.  She was a longtime member of the Methodist Church.

Annie Todd Hudgins
November 5, 1864 – November 11, 1957
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Mathews County, Virginia
Parents:  Thomas Jefferson Hudgins of Mathews County and Ann Marie Wright of Carolina County, Virginia
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 4, 1944
Burial Site:

Family References

Niece:  Lois Orner of Indianapolis, Indiana

Nephews:  Richard Orner of Madisonville, Kentucky and Harold H. Hudgins of Moultrie, Georgia

Biography

Miss Hudgins had one sister.  They were educated in public and private schools of Mathews County, Virginia and at Richmond, Virginia.  Miss Hudgins taught in both public and private schools in Virginia.  She resided in Richmond for many years and was a hostess at the Men’s University Club and later superintendent of the Women’s Confederate Home.  Miss Hudgins retired in 1932 and remained in Richmond until 1942, at which time she moved to Moultrie, Georgia.  She moved to Nashville in 1944.

Myrtle Dean Hunter
January 19, 1883 – September 20, 1956
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Clarksville, Tennessee
Parents:  George H. Dean and Amanda Manning Dean
Spouse:  James S. Hunter

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 25, 1953
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  James E. Dean of Antioch, Tennessee.

Children:  William Boyd Hunter

Grandchildren:  Barbara Hunter and Carolyn Hunter

Biography

Mrs. Hunter’s husband passed away on July 3, 1922.  She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church and after moving to Nashville, Tennessee, transfered her membership from Clarksville.  Mrs. Hunter served for thirty-five years in the sewing room at Ward Belmont.

Mrs. Hunter was moved to The Old Woman’s Home in an ice-cream truck.

Bessie Young Johns
August 31, 1878 – October 21, 1956
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Parents:  William H. Young and Bettie Vivretta Young
Spouse:  Eugene W. Johns

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 16, 1954
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. J.W. Rives, Sr. of Washington, D.C. and Ruby Lee Young Herrin, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home

They had one son:  Albert F. Johns of St. Louis, Missouri

Grandchild:  Sargent Eugene P. Johns, United States Army, Japan

Nieces:  Ruby Stover of Washington, D.C. and Sadie Herrin of Bellevue, Tennessee

Nephews:  Jessie W. Rives, Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee and William D. Young of Dahlonega, Georgia

Biography

Mrs. Johns moved to Nashville, Tennessee with her family as a child.  She was educated in Nashville Public Schools.  Mr. and Mrs. Johns were married in 1898.  Mr. Johns, a Nashville Fire Marshall, passed away on November 7, 1883.  Mrs. Johns was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

Clemmie Atkins Jones
November 30, 1870 – July 15, 1954
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Fredonia, Kansas
Parents:  Isaac S. Atkins of Dover, Tennessee and Lucy Ann Randle Atkins of Montgomery County, Tennessee
Spouse:  George Albert Jones

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home August 10, 1943
Burial Site:  Greenwood Cemetery in Waynesboro, Tennessee

Family References

Nephew:  William Burchett Atkins of Oakland, California

Aunt:  Jane E. Griffith of Dallas, Texas

Biography

Mrs. Jones was one of three siblings, having two sisters.  Mr. and Mrs. Jones moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1907 where they resided until 1909.  At that time her husband’s health failed and they moved to the home of his father in McMinnville, Tennessee.  Her husband was a teacher at McMinnville and at a business college in Nashville.  Mr. Jones passed away on January 19, 1913.  After his death and the death of one sister, Mrs. Jones moved to Clarksville, Tennessee to be near her remaining sister.  She returned to Nashville, Tennessee in 1942.

Mrs. Jones became a member of the Methodist Church at the age of eleven and was always active in church activities.  She attended services at Madison Street Methodist Church in Clarksville.  She enjoyed crocheting and had a small income from her handwork, in addition to selling magazine subscriptions.

Hattie Corrille McClellan Jones
February 16, 1881 – July 9, 1955
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Alexandria, Tennessee
Parents:  Samulson W. McClellan and Hattie Corrille McClellan
Spouse:  Robert F. Jones

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

Family References

Stepchildren:  Frank Jones and Ester Stone, both of California

Cousins:  Bessie Thomas of Dallas, Texas and Mrs. E.M. Gant, of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Jones moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1910.  Her husband passed away on August 17, 1917.   For more than twenty years, Mrs. Jones was a nurse on the staff of the Junior League Home for Crippled Children in Nashville, Tennessee.  She was a longtime member of Eastwood Christian Church.

Margaretta McEwen Kercheval
May 15, 1868 – April 25, 1952
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Dr. James Minor Kercheval and Mary Trimble Kercheval
Spouse:

Resided in The old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home Tuesday April 20, 1948
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Grandparents:  John and Margaretta McEwen Trimble

Siblings:  John Kercheval, bursar at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Mary Kercheval

Cousins:  Harry Smith of Nashville, Tennessee and Colonial Edwin Smith of Mobile, Alabama

Biography

Miss Kercheval was educated in Nashville, Tennessee.  She was first assistant librarian at the Nashville Public Library from 1901-1912 and served as head librarian from 1912-1920.  Miss Kercheval was librarian at the Tennessee Centennial exposition in 1897.  She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

Daisy Earl Lanier
December 19, 1876 – Unknown
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Adairville, Kentucky
Parents:  William Churchill Lanier and Adelaide Hall Lanier
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 29, 1953
Burial Site:

Family References

Cousins:  Anna Margaret Hill, James T. Hill and George Hill, all of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Lanier is described in the Minutes of the Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home as “a tiny person 4 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 65 pounds“.  She was employed as a practical nurse.  Miss Lanier was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.

She withdrew from The Old Woman’s Home on December 29, 1953.

Lena Hutton Lewis
June 17, 1884 – Unknown
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Ashland City, Tennessee
Parents:  James Morris Lewis and Lucy Lewis
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The old Woman’s Home November 7, 1956
Burial Site:

Family References

Niece:  Charlene Amos of Lorain, Ohio

Biography

Miss Lewis’ father passed away on July 25, 1912.  She was a longtime member of the Baptist Church.  Miss Lewis was employed as a nurse.

Miss Lewis withdrew from The Old Woman’s Home on December 4, 1957 to live with her niece.

Margaret McCormack (Maggie)
June 6, 1862 – August 10, 1957
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Memphis, Tennessee
Parents:  Malachi McCormack and Ann Teirman McCormack, both of Ireland
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 13, 1936
Burial Site:  Calvary Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  N.G. McCormack of San Deigo, California

Nieces:  Mrs. S.C. Hamilton of Louisville, Kentucky, Ellen Nora Hamilton of Chicago, Illinois, and Margaret Thomas of Louisville, Kentucky

Biography

Miss McCormack moved to Nashville, Tennessee as a young child and was educated at parochial schools in Nashville. Her father was a blacksmith.  Miss McCormack was a communicant of the Catholic Church, attending the Cathedral of the Incarnation.

Lura Ann Merrill
January 15, 1855 – January 13, 1954
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Tuscumbia, Alabama
Parents:  Thomas Hooper Merrill of Carridon, Indiana and Ann Rhea Merrill of Knoxville, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 6, 1924
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Great-Grandfather: Governor John Sevier, first governor of he State of Tennessee

Niece:  Emma Merrill Simmons of Florence, Alabama

Biography

Miss Merrill was a longtime member of the Methodist Church.

Prior to Miss Merrill’s admittance to The Old Woman’s Home, she resided in Courtland, Alabama.

Sallie Clay Martin Tillman Cannon Moody
August 18, 1859 – March 22, 1955
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  near Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Parents:  John Tillman Cannon of Shelbyville, Tennessee and Narcissi Sutton Cannon of Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Spouse:  Clement J. Moody of Shelbyville, Tennessee

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 15, 1932
Burial Site:  Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville, Tennessee

Family References

Great-Uncle:   former Governor Newton Cannon

Grandfather:  Clement Cannon, founder of Shelbyville

Sibling:  Mrs. Ernest Hull of Sparta, Tennessee

Nieces:  Mrs. Houston Caldwell and Mrs. Thomas W. Estes both of Nashville, Tennessee,  Mrs. Robert Montgomery of Hollywood, Florida, Mrs. Charles Bostic of Sparta, Tennessee, Mrs. Morton King of Shelbyville, Tennessee, and Mrs. Harold Clevenger of New Jersey

Nephews:  Winston Moody of Houston, Texas, and Walter Sutton Cannon of Louisville, Kentucky

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. Moody were married in 1881.  Mr. Moody was a Shelbyville attorney until his death on December 28, 1922.

Miss Moody attended Crawford Training School in Bell Buckle and graduated from Soule College in Murfreesboro.  She taught at Dixon Academy and operated a private school in Shelbyville for many years.  Miss Moody was affectionately known as Miss Sallie and at the time of her death at age 95, was the oldest member of the congregation of West End Methodist Church.  She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

At a annual Maxwell House Christmas Luncheon of The Old Woman’s Home, Mrs. Moody received a reward for having attended church the longest number of years (81 years).  At the December 19, 1952 Maxwell House Luncheon, Mrs. Moody’s “blind date” was Mr. Lynn Meek.  Mrs. Moody is quoted as saying:  “He says he’s a bachelor, I bet he tells every girl that”.

Grace Reubelt Mooney
January 17, 1870 – December 5, 1959
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:  John A. Reubelt and Rachel Maria Beck Reubelt
Spouse:  Professor William D. Mooney

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 27, 1948
Burial Site:  Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Judge H.B. Reubelt of Oklahoma, Frances Reubelt of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Mrs. J.P. Harvill of Nashville, Tennessee.

Children:  Mrs. S.A. Steger of Shreveport, Louisiana, Mrs. E.M. Julian of New Orleans, Louisiana, Colonel James K. Mooney of Gainsville, Georgia, J.R. Mooney and W.D. Mooney, Jr., both of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Mooney’s husband passed away on November 21, 1839.  She was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church.

Prior to her admittance to The Old Woman’s Home, Mrs. Mooney had lived with her sister for several years.

Ellen Malone Nevins (Nellie)
May 28, 1877 – April 12, 1959
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Frank Martin Nevins and Anna Mayson Nevins
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 11, 1954
Burial Site:  Nashville City Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Cousin:  Julia Trabue of Nashville, Tennessee

Her father was born May 12, 1855 and her mother was born April 6, 1845.  They were married July 1, 1876

Biography

Miss Nevins was the last surviving member of a pioneer Nashville family.  She was a lifelong member of Christ Episcopal Church and was a member of their choir at one time.  Miss Nevins was also organist for services at St. Luke’s Settlement House for Sunday afternoon services for many years.

Joe Bennett Northern
January 5, 1870 – October 14, 1957
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Gallatin, Tennessee
Parents:  Robert Adams Bennett of Virginia and Margaret A. Henry Bennett of Hartsville, Tennessee
Spouse:  Byrl F. Northern

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 1, 1946
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Stepsons:  B. Smith Northern of Boston, Massachusetts, Tom Northern, and High Northern both of Nashville, Tennessee

Nieces:  Margaret Barton and Mrs. Clifford J. Harrison both of Nashville, Tennessee, and Lillian Bennett Martin of Cookeville, Tennessee

Nephew:  Captain Carter L. Bennett, United States Navy, Monterey, California

Biography

Mrs. Northern’s father was a prominent Gallatin, Tennessee attorney.  Mrs. Northern attended schools at Gallatin, Tennessee and Hartsville, Tennessee, and the old Howard Female College at Gallatin, Tennessee.  Her husband was a Wilson County, Tennessee farmer.  Mr. and Mrs. Northern came to Nashville, Tennessee to make their home shortly before his death on August 3, 1937.  Mrs. Northern was a member of Vine Street Christian Church.

Jessie Elizabeth Murdock Oman
July 7, 1860 – April 14, 1951
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Elgin, Scotland
Parents:  James Murdock and Jessie Carmichael Murdock
Spouse:  John Oman, Sr. of Scotland,  a founder of Oman Construction Company

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

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. W.M. Harvey of Walkersville, Canada

Son:  David Oman

Step-son:  John Oman, Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee

Nephews:  Edwin J. Harvey of Toronto, Canada, Sidney M. Harvey of Detroit, Michigan, and Ernest W. Harvey of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Oman’s father was a Sargent in the Crimean War.  She came to the United States with her family in 1871 as a child.  She met her husband in Glasgow on one of her several trips back to her native land.  They returned to the United States and were married in New York, where they lived for several years.  After the death of their son, they made their home in Nashville, Tennessee.  Mr. Oman passed away on September 19, 1926.

Mrs. Oman was a member of the Baptist Church from the age of sixteen and in later years joined the 17th Christian Church.  She was widely traveled and music played a big part in her life.

Mrs. Oman was a member of The Old Woman’s Home Chorus and performed in the Mother’s Day radio program.

Mary Ellis Scales
January 1, 1870 – August 25, 1957
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Triune, Tennessee
Parents:  C.C. Ellis and Fannie Copeland Ellis
Spouse:  Ellsworth P. Scales

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in the Spring of 1938
Burial Site:  Triune Community Cemetery in Triune, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. G.R. Lannon

Niece:  Mary Ellis Scales

Nephews:  Ellis Lannon, Newton Ellis, and J.E. Ellis all of Nashville, Tennessee, C.C. Ellis and R.N. Ellis of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Tom Ellis of Birmingham, Alabama, and Max Ellis of Bruceton, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Scales’ husband passed away on March 21, 1931.  She was a member of the West End Methodist Church.

Tennie Boyd Coleman Sharpe
May 9, 1866 – October 12, 1956
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  James Madison Coleman of Nashville, Tennessee and Margaret Ann West Coleman of Perryville, Kentucky
Spouse:  William A Sharpe

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 4, 1943
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. W.W. Evans and Mrs. A.K. Carney both of Nashville, Tennessee.

Biography

Mrs. Sharpe attended Wades Seminary and later returned as a supervisor at Ward-Belmont College.  She was also employed as a supervisor in girl’s boarding schools. Mrs. Sharpe was a lifelong resident of Davidson County, Tennessee and a member of the Methodist Church from childhood, later placing membership at Blakemore Methodist Church.  Her husband passed away in December 1935.

Susie Gray Shields
April 9, 1865 – February 6, 1958
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth: Franklin, Tennessee
Parents:  James W. Gray of Williamson County, Tennessee and Amanda Ferguson Gray of Culpepper, Virginia
Spouse:  James T. Shields

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

Family References

Nieces:  Mrs. J.A. Hunter and Mrs. Eugene Hunter  both of Nashville, Tennessee, and Mrs. Frank Gray, Sr. of Franklin, Tennessee

Mrs. Shields’ mother was born on October 5, 1822.

Biography

Mrs. Shields’ husband passed away on December 7, 1895.  She was a lifelong member of Hillsboro Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. Shields was employed as a magazine subscription salesperson.

Excerpt of a letter from Mrs. Shields to the Board of Directors, Auxiliary and Matron of The Old Woman’s Home

“I want to thank the Board, Auxiliary, and Matron for the many kindnesses shown me since I entered The Home.  It has indeed been a haven of rest and I’ve been very happy here.  I’ve never ceased to thank my Heavenly Father for the urge that prompted me to come here.  When in trouble and not capable of deciding for ourselves, God steps in and decides for us.”

Penelope Eliza Smiley (Pennie)
November 26, 1864 – November 5, 1953
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Sycamore Creek, Tennessee
Parents:  John Smiley of Davidson County, Tennessee and Rebecca Fergerson Smiley of Fayetteville, Tennessee
Spouse:

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

Family References

Siblings:  Captain J.H. Smiley of Nashville, Tennessee, a member of the Fire Department, C.E. Smiley of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and Mrs. W.H. Naive of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Smiley and her family moved to Nashville, Tennessee when she was approximately two years old.  She was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church of Goodlettsville.

Ama Irene Snead
February 10, 1874 – December 22, 1950
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Shelby County, Tennessee near Memphis
Parents:  James Richard Snead and Elizabeth 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, both natives of Virginia who made their home in LaGrange, Tennessee shortly after their marriage

Siblings:  Herbert Snead of Bemis, Tennessee and Lula Estelle Snead, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home

Aunt:  Mrs. Katherine Graves.

Biography

Miss Snead’s mother passed away when her sister was five years old and her brother was only five months old.  The three children were taken to Brownsville, Tennessee to make their home with their Aunt Katherine.  The children were educated in Brownsville Public Schools .  The family then moved to Jackson, Tennessee where Miss Sneed lived with an aunt.  In 1905, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she learned photographic retouching and at intervals performed work for most of the leading photographers of the city.  Miss Snead was a lifelong member of Glen Leven Presbyterian Church.  She was employed to perform photographic retouching.

Lottie Spire
November 6, 1869 – December 22, 1959
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Benjamin W. Spire, born March 21, 1835 in Lareston, Worchestershire, England and Margaret Shook Spire of Marrietta, Pennsylvania
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 10, 1938
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Nieces:  Mrs. Lewis McCary, Mrs. Phillip Harding, Jane Sutherland, and Mrs. James C. Snell, Jr. all of Nashville, Tennessee, Mrs. Andy Schroader of Flat Rock, North Carolina, Margaret Spire and Mrs. Robert McCrory both of Louisville, Kentucky

Nephews:  Clarence Southerland, Jr., and William Sutherland both of Nashville, Tennessee.

Biography

Miss Spire’s father opened the first china shop in Nashville, Tennessee at the corner of Front Street and Public Square.

Miss Spire was educated in Nashville Public Schools.  She joined the  Woodland Street Presbyterian Church at the age of twelve and later taught Sunday School classes there.  At the time of her death she was the church’s oldest member.   Miss Spire was a member of the King’s Daughters and the church quilting society.

Jennie King Stephens
May 11, 1865 – July 28, 1958
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Normandy, Tennessee
Place of Birth:  Charles Brandon King and Mary Cyrene McQuiddy King
Spouse:  Robert Kean Stephens

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 31, 1950
Burial Site:  King Cemetery in Normandy, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Cyrene Drennan Groves of Long Beach, California

Grandchildren:  Robert E. Drennan of El Paso, Texas

Nephew:  Morton B. King of Shelbyville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Stephens’ mother died of tuberculosis when she was six years old.  Her husband passed away on May 6, 1935.

Mrs. Stephens was a lifetime member of the Presbyterian Church.

Lena Wilhoite Trabue
August 9, 1869 – October 9, 1954
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Shelbyville, Tennessee
Parents:  Joseph Wilhoite of Raleigh, North Carolina and Amanda Clark Wilhoite of Bedford County, Tennessee
Spouse:  Ralph P. Trabue

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

Family References

Step-daughter:  Olivia Trabue Hall

Nieces:  Mrs. Gideon P. Wade of Nashville, Tennessee, Mrs. Richard B. Hager of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mrs. Louise T. Redington of New York City

Great-Niece:  Hope Reddington of New York City

Nephews:  J.W. Fall of Chicago, Illinois, and E.H. Fall of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Biography

Mrs. Trabue was presented to society at the Maxwell House in Nashville at the age of eighteen.  She joined the First Presbyterian Church at the age of seven and was a lifelong member.  Mrs. Trabue’s husband passed away on February 19, 1941.

Along with several other residents of The Old Woman’s Home, Mrs. Trabue volunteered with the Davidson County Anti-Tuberculosis Association.

Mary Dolph Tuthill
September 21, 1869 – May 3, 1952
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Jeffersonville, Indiana
Parents:  Reverend E. Leyman Dolph and Isabel Ault Dolph
Spouse:  Louis S. Tuthill, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 7, 1948
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  W.A. Dolph of Atlanta, Georgia

Children:  Sanford Dolph Tuthill of Nashville, Tennessee, who passed away in 1946

Nieces:  Norech Herron McKinney of Los Angeles, California and Isabel Heron Amsted of Los Angeles, California

Cousin:  Mrs. J.C. Dorsey

Mrs. Tuthill’s father passed away in 1911 at the age of eighty-five and her mother passed away in 1892 at the age of sixty-five.

Her husband was born on November 9, 1889 and passed away at the age of sixty-two in 1933.

Biography

Mrs. Tuthill was one of six siblings.  She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

Effie Wadley
June 3, 1858 – August 5, 1954
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Mooresville, Tennessee
Parents:  Samuel Jordan Wadley of Bedford County and Tabitha Jane Nance Wadley of Marshall County, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 20, 1939
Burial Site:

Family References

Sibling: Mary Wadley Lee of Kansas City, Missouri

Mary Vollie Alwell Warfield
June 10, 1870 – August 7, 1953
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Cheatham County, Tennessee
Parents:  George Alwell of Ireland  and Anne E. Williams Alwell of Cheatham County, Tennessee
Spouse:  George H. Warfield

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 14, 1943
Burial Site:  Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville, Tennessee

Family References

Cousins:  Mrs. James A. Robbins and Lawrence Wilkinson both of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Warfield’s husband passed away on July 13, 1912.

Mrs. Warfield was an artist and a lifelong member of the Methodist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Mrs. Austin Peay was a reference on Mrs. Warfield’s application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Cora Elizabeth Watson
June 6, 1868 – December 18, 1950
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Linden, Tennessee
Parents:  Edmund Watson of Williamson County, Tennessee and Martha Watson of Hickman County, Tennessee
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 28, 1931
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Ella Whitwell of Princeton, Kentucky and W.F. Watson of Portageville, Mississippi

Cousin:  Elva Carter Cunningham of San Antonio, Texas

Biography

Miss Watson’s father was born on a farm adjoining The Hermitage.  He passed away when she was a young child and she spent her childhood in the homes of her relatives. Miss Watson was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.  She was employed as a companion and housekeeper.

Excerpt from of a letter from Mrs. Elva Carter Cunningham to Mrs. Kirkman, Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home

“I cannot say enough for the outstanding work the Board is doing in the management of The Home and of it’s inestimable value to the community”. 

Eddine Guill Williams
November 30, 1877 – August 27, 1959
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Davidson County, Tennessee
Parents:   Gardner Guill and Fannie Mae Guill
Spouse:  Wiley J. Williams, secretary-treasurer of Crescent Amusement Company

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 7, 1957
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  E.G. Guill of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Mrs. Stella G. Williams of Nashville, Tennessee

Niece:  Mrs. Donald E. Guibord of Plattsburgh, New York

Nephew:  John E. Williams of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Williams’ husband passed away on March 29, 1922.  She was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church.

The Board of Directors of The Old woman’s Home described Mrs. Williams as “a lovely person”.

Eudora Hardeman Williams
March 18, 1868 – November 15, 1956
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Brentwood, Tennessee
Parents:  John C. Williams of Davidson County, Tennessee and Sallie Marr Sneed Williams of Williamson County, Tennessee
Spouse:  June 14, 1943

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 14, 1943
Burial Site:

Family References

Sibling:  C.P. Williams of Nashville, Tennessee

Nephew:  Jesse W. Williams

Biography

Miss Williams was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.