Residents 1960 – 1969 2017-07-07T19:05:44+00:00

Residents 1960 – 1969

The Old Woman’s Home at West End Avenue

Mary Ella Rothrock Armstrong
December 2, 1867 – May 16, 1964
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Mooresville, Tennessee
Parents:  Dr. Robert Gordon Rothrock and Mrs. Harriet Holt Rothrock
Spouse:  John V. Armstrong

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 29, 1947
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling: Edgar Rothrock

Cousins:  Mrs. Robert H. Miller of Memphis, Tennessee; Mrs. Joe L. Moore of Bessamer, Alabama; Mary U. Rothrock of Knoxville, Tennessee; and Mrs. John L. McKinstry of New Albany, Mississippi

Biography

She moved to Nashville, Tennessee as a child and lived in Nashville most of her life.  Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong were married in 1903.  Mr. Armstrong was the Superintendent of the Tennessee School for the Blind.  Both Mrs. Armstrong and her husband taught music at the school.  Mr. Armstrong passed away on December 9, 1917.

Mrs. Armstrong was on the administrative faculty of Ward Belmont College for many years.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and had attended services there for over sixty-eight years at the time of her admission to The Old Woman’s Home.   She later attended services at the Downtown Presbyterian Church.

Mollie Fite Piper Averitt
February 14, 1866 – January 23, 1963
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Carthage, Tennessee
Parents:  Alex N. Piper of Kentucky and Lucinda A. Oldham Piper of Carthage, Tennessee
Spouse:  Charles Averitt

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 25, 1941
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. W.S. Greene

Children:  Mrs. Sam Moore of Nashville, Tennessee

Nephews:  Wallace S. Greene, Jr., Charles Greene, and Dr. James Crowdis of Blakeley, Georgia

Biography

Mrs. Averitt was one of five siblings, having one brother, two half-sisters and one sister.

Mrs. Averitt was a housekeeper and did fancy work.  She was a member of the Baptist Church from the age of twelve.

Loula May Bell
December 12, 1886 – November 5, 1960
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Robert Lawson Bell and Martha Julia Haley Bell
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 18, 1952
Burial Site:  Nashville City Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Cousin:  Mary Lee Allen of Nashville

Biography

Miss Bell was employed as a stenographer for the Baptist Sunday School Board for forty-eight years.  She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church.

Miss Bell enjoyed playing the piano and played for the Ladies in The Old Woman’s Home.  She won the prize for “Smallest Waist” (twenty-eight inches) at the annual Maxwell House Christmas Party in 1954.  Miss Bell also tied for “Youngest Lady” (68) with Mrs. Mada Bush.

Bessie Fly Austin Burkitt
May 26, 1878 – January 13, 1967
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  John F. Fly and Mary Williams Fly
Spouse:  Her first husband was S.C. Austin and her second husband was William G. Burkitt

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 28, 1962
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Louise Burkitt, Mary Elizabeth Burkitt, A.J. Burkitt,  L.H. Burkitt, and W.B. Burkitt, all of Nashville, Tennessee

Nephew:  Neil Wright of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Biography

At the time of Mrs. Burkitt’s application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home, she had been a member of the Church of Christ for twelve years and attended services at Natchez Trace Church of Christ.

Mada Edna Rogers Bush
November 20, 1886 – January 4, 1962
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Putnam Hall in Putnam County, Florida
Parents:  Thomas Jefferson Rogers and Edna Adair Lane Rogers
Spouse:  Archibald Fillbert Bush

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home August 10, 1954
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  M.J. Rogers of Charlotte, North Carolina; R.W. Rogers of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Claude L. Rogers, Bessie Rogers and Ina Rogers all of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Mrs. Roy P. Gano of Oneota, Alaska.

Grandchildren:  Mrs. Fred Tyree and Mrs. H.D. Shaw of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Biography

Mrs. Bush’s father had cancer on his hand, believed to be caused from an orange thorn sticking in it 50 years prior.  At the age of sixteen, Mrs. Bush became a member of the Baptist Church.

Mrs. Bush’s husband passed away on March 26, 1948.

Lillian Bragg Cantrell
December 19, 1887 – January 25, 1961
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Parents:  James Bragg and Lahama Bragg
Spouse:  James T. Cantrell

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 17, 1957
Burial Site:  Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Mollie Bragg Daniel of Nashville, Tennessee

Children:  Walter T. Cantrell of Antioch, Tennessee and Forest Cantrell of Detroit, Michigan

Biography

Mrs. Cantrell’s husband passed away on March 29, 1957.

She was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church and attended services at Park Avenue Baptist Church.

Lula Cox Coldren
October 7, 1866 – February 27, 1964
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Hickman County, Tennessee
Parents:  Congressman Nicholas N. Cox and Mrs. Mary Slayden Cox
Spouse:  Fred G. Coldren

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 2, 1951
Burial Site:  Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, Tennessee

Family References

Cousins:  Mrs. William T. Anderson of Franklin, Tennessee; Mrs. Robert Cawthon; Mrs. William M. Gibbs; Mrs. Malcolm M. Gibbs; and Jack C. Anderson of Houston, Texas

Nephew:  N.C. Tulloss of Junction, Texas

Biography

Mrs. Coldren was one of two siblings, having one brother.  Mr. Coldren who was the legal representative for the Park Commission.  They resided in Washington, D.C. for a time.  Mr. Coldren passed away in June 1931.

Mrs. Coldren was employed by The Junior League Home for Crippled Children as the Executive Secretary.  She was known as the “Thank You Lady” and had a reputation for writing the best thank-you notes in forty-two counties.  The conclusion of her letter of resignation was typical of the pleasing way in which she put words together:  “Of course it is a little difficult just yet for me to realize I am leaving behind my daily associates of whom I am very fond.  My heart seems to be filled with bubbles just about to burst, but with the courtesies and sympathetic movements made in my behalf, I would be an ungrateful wretch not to express my appreciation to you ladies.  So ’tis chest up, eyes ahead, and my goal is a smile.  Thank you so much for everything.”  After her retirement, she continued to work each Friday at The Junior League Home.

Mrs. Coldren was an active participant in volunteer work including the Red Cross and local Salvation Army drives.  She was a longtime member of the Franklin Presbyterian Church.

Prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home, Mrs. Coldren resided in Franklin, Tennessee.  At the Old Woman’s Home annual Maxwell House Christmas Party in 1954, she won the prize for “Biggest Waistline” (39 inches) and was quoted as saying:  “I wasn’t afraid to tell- after all, I’m no youngster anymore“.

Memories of Our Ladies

Mrs. Coldren was described as “one of the most deserving and one of the most remarkable women” and was known for her energetic personality, often appearing more active at age 85 than most women of age 60.

Elizabeth McCarthy Currey
March 23, 1872 – February 11, 1967
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  William M. McCarthy and Hester Bruckner McCarthy
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 1, 1962
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Nephew:  Harry W. McCarthy of Birmingham, Alabama

Biography

Mrs. Currey was one of two siblings, having one sister.  Mrs. Currey’s husband passed away on August 25, 1900.

She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

Nell Cannon Satterwhite Duffy
January 19, 1893 – February 18, 1968
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Gallatin, Tennessee
Parents:  Confederate Army Captain, W.H.B. Satterwhite and Mrs. Michal Ellen Duffy Satterwhite
Spouse:  Frank Leigh Duffy

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 17, 1961
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Cousins:  Mrs. Jesse W. Sparks, Mrs. Richard P. Dews, Mrs. Cecil Rogan Allen, and Katherine Sparks all of Nashville, Tennessee; Mrs. Katherine Rutan and Lawrence Morrison both of Miami, Florida

Biography

Mrs. Duffy was one of two siblings, having one brother.  Her husband was a Cythiana, Kentucky landowner, who passed away on March 4, 1943.

Mrs. Duffy grew up at historic Cragfront, which her parents owned from 1888-1929.  She attended schools in Sumner County, Tennessee and was one of the few girls who was graduated from Branham & Hughes Preparatory School in Spring Hill, Tennessee.  She later attended Vanderbilt University and studied under Nashville Artisits – Sophonisba Hergensheimer and  Charles Cagle.  Mrs. Duffy was also a graduate of St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Knoxville, Tennessee and was on the staff of General Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee for several years.  She was a communicant of the Cathedral of Incarnation.

Hester Caroline Elliott Duggan
March 15, 1874 – January 1, 1962
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  London, England
Parents:  George James Elliott and Hester Grant Elliott
Spouse:  James M. Duggan

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 8, 1951
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Duggan’s husband was a United States Deputy Marshal and farmer in Shelbyville, Tennessee.  Mr. Duggan passed away in 1946.

Mrs. Duggan moved to Canada at age 19 and later lived in New Orleans. before moving to Shelbyville, Tennessee.   After her husband’s death, she moved to Lewisburg and then to Nashville in 1948.  Mrs. Duggan was a member of the Eastern Star, Buena Vista Chapter.  She was a member of the Episcopal Church and attended services at Christ Church.

Kitty Riley Duling
January 13, 1876 – November 13, 1960
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Lake Forest, Illinois
Parents:  John H. Riley and Kittie Foy Riley
Spouse:  Charles H. Duling

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 11, 1958
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Ed F. Riley of Wichita Falls, Texas; Arthur T. Riley of St. Louis, Missouri; Joseph H. Riley of San Francisco, California; Mrs. Charles H. Yarbrough of Nashville, Tennessee; and Mrs. Paul McDonald of Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Biography

Mrs. Duling’s family moved to Nashville, Tennessee when she was a child.  Her husband was a New York merchant who passed away on September 3, 1949.

Mrs. Duling was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and was active in church work there.

Ethel Doolin Eatherly
November 28, 1880 – July 31, 1967
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Milford Elliott Doolin and Mary Mahone Reynolds Doolin
Spouse:  Dr. W. T. Eatherly

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 3, 1961
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. J.B. Henderson and Miss Lera Doolin, both of Nashville, Tennessee; and Mrs. Floyd Kraemer of Webster Grove, Missouri.

Biography

Mrs. Eatherly’s husband passed away on January 14, 1945.

Mrs. Eatherly was a graduate of Peabody College.  She was a schoolteacher in Chapel Hill, Tennessee and at Rosemont School in Nashville, Tennessee.  Mrs. Eatherly  was a member of Hillsboro Church of Christ and taught Sunday School classes for over sixty years.  She was also a member of the Housewives League and the Medical Auxiliary.  Mrs. Eatherly lived in Newbern, Tennessee for four years and in Chapel Hill for twenty-three years before returning to Nashville, Tennessee in 1939.

Eleanor Eggleston
October 5, 1879 – May 17, 1961
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Manchester, Vermont
Parents:  Hiram Eggleston and Thyrza Comstock Eggleston
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 7, 1958
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. John Wild

Niece:  Mrs. George Naylor of Framingham Center, Massachusetts

Nephew:  Dr. John Wild of Chicago, Illinois

Biography

Miss Eggleston was educated in Manchester, Vermont.  After moving to Nashville in 1919, she was employed as a librarian at Vanderbilt University for thirty years.  After retiring from Vanderbilt, Miss Eggleston was employed in the library at Harpeth Hall for several years until her retirement in 1958.  She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist for many years.

Armatine Smith Featherston
December 24, 1871 – March 4, 1966
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  the family home, Violet Hill, near Montgomery, Alabama
Parents:  William Quinton Smith and Ella Brown Smith
Spouse:  Green McKinney Featherston

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 20, 1958
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Niece:  Mrs. W.D. Laney of Charlotte, North Carolina

Nephews:  Edward McKinney Banks of Charlotte, North Carolina and T. Richard Banks of Atlanta, Georgia

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. Featherston were married in 1893.  They moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1916.  After moving to Nashville, her husband was connected with Braid Electric Company until his death on December 25, 1927.  Mrs. Featherston was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and attended services at East End Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School classes.  She later moved her membership to West End Methodist Church.

Fannie Allison Anderson Flippen

June 7, 1879 – January 30, 1963
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Frank Anderson and Fannie Moore Anderson
Spouse:  Malcolm Flippen

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 19, 1956
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. Dave McClelland of Tampa, Florida; Mrs. T. S. Joy, Sr., Mrs. William J. Bennett, and Mrs. S. H. Binkley all of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Flippen’s husband was a wholesale producer for over fifty years.  He passed away on November 11, 1951.

Mrs. Flippen was educated in Nashville Public Schools and later studied art under Miss Ella Donelson.  She enjoyed painting with oils.  Mrs. Flippen was a member of the Christian Science Church and attended services at Second Science Church on West End Avenue.

Lucy A. Foreman
August 9, 1877 – July 17, 1966
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  George Foreman and Elizabeth Roberts Foreman
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 15, 1956
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling: C.R. Foreman who made his home in Culleoka, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Foreman was educated in Nashville Public Schools and attended George Peabody College.  In 1926, she accepted a position on the staff of the Methodist Sunday School Board, which later developed into the Board of Education of the Methodist Church.  Miss Foreman was a member of the staff for over thirty years.  She spent the major portion of her life teaching Christian education in churches in all states of the Union.  Miss Foreman believed that often a lesson could be taught more effectively through the use of a story.  She was proficient in the art of storytelling. and wrote a number of published stories.  Miss Foreman was known for her unselfish spirit and spent her life in service for others.  She was particularly interested in young people.  Miss Foreman was a lifelong member of McKendree Methodist Church and served as a member of the staff for many years.

Titles of her published works include:  Men and Women at Work in the Small Church (1943), The Superintendent of the One Room Church School (1943), Adults at Work in the Small Church (1941), and The Church Board of Education in the Small Church (1936).  The Foundation has been unable to locate any copies of Miss Foreman’s published works, but would love to add them to our collection of works published by our Residents.

Della Dancey Fort
July 20, 1883 – July 31, 1968
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Adams, Tennessee
Parents:  Joel Ballie Fort and Sallie McKay Fort
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home August 17, 1964
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings: Walter Anderson Fort, Duncan McKay Fort, and Jane M. Fort.

Biography

Miss Fort resided in Nashville, Tennessee from 1922-1949 and was employed as the head bookkeeper by Nashville Electric Service.  Miss Fort joined the First Presbyterian Church in 1924.  In 1949, she retired and returned to Adams, Tennessee where she lived until her admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Ollie Elmer Green
March 23, 1900 – Unknown
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Roane County, Tennessee
Parents:  William David Green and Florence Green Green
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 11, 1965
Burial Site:

Family References

Half-Nephew:  William B. Green of Knoxville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Green’s parents were married on April 2, 1897 in Roane County, Tennessee.  They were third cousins and her mother’s maiden name was also Green.  Miss Green had one brother and one sister, both of whom died in childhood.  Her sister passed away at six weeks of age and her brother at the age of twelve.  She also had a half-brother who passed away in the 1930s.  Her father passed away in 1923.

Miss Green was a graduate of Peabody College and was a teacher at MTSC (now known as MTSU) until her retirement on September 1, 1965.  She became a member of the Baptist Church in 1926.

Miss Green withdrew from The Old Woman’s Home in July 1966 on the advice of her physicians who were located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and wanted her to establish a residence closer to their offices.

Flora Louise Gribble
September 17, 1874 – April 9, 1967
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  McMinnville, Tennessee
Parents:  Andrew Jackson Gribble and Sarah Ann Keith Gribble
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 30, 1958
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. Thomas J. Henson of Nashville, Tennessee and Hettie M. Gribble McGriff, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home

Nieces:  Mrs. Robert T. Morehead, Bessie Tillett, and Mrs. C.C. Reed, all of Nashville, Tennessee; and Margaret Wakeman of California

Nephews:  Charles Hodges and Robert Hodges, both of Chattanooga, Tennessee

References

Miss Gribble moved to Nashville with her family as a small child and attended Nashville Public Schools.  Her father passed away on June 13, 1913.

Miss Gribble was employed as a bookkeeper for Hopkins Grocery Company.  She was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church and attended services at Immanuel Baptist Church.

The references on Miss Gribble’s application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home included:  Miss Effie Morgan and Mrs. Burt Parrish, members of the Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home.

Mary Elizabeth Grimmett
March 26, 1878 – December 30, 1963
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  near Lebanon, Tennessee
Parents:  Jacob Nelson Grimmett and Eleanor Ruth Grimmett
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in 1956
Burial Site:  Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Family References

Grandfather:  Reverend William Harvey Grimmett, a founder of Old Union University when it was in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Sibling:  Mrs. E.E. Baton of Spokane, Washington.

Nephews:  John Peyton Crigler, Trustee of Bedford County, Tennessee; Lewis Crigler, and Jacob Crigler

Nieces:  Mrs. C.A. Robinson of Birmingham, Alabama;  Mrs. Leonard Jobe; and Mrs. Merrill Johnson

Biography

Miss Grimmett’s father was head of Old Union University.  He passed away in October 1922.

Miss Grimmett was a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and received her A.B. degree from the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.  She earned her M.A. degree at Columbia University in New York City.  Miss Grimmett spent most of her adult life as an educator and her career included eight years as the Head of the Department of English in Shelbyville County Schools and an additional eight years as Head of the Department of Latin in various colleges.  The last twelve years of her teaching career were spent as a National Instructor in Methods of Health Education, taking her into the teachers colleges of thirty-seven states.  Miss Grimmett moved to Davidson County, Tennessee in May 1949 and was active in community and civic affairs.  She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.  Miss Grimmett was a descendant of both maternal and paternal pioneer families, and was a member of the Daughters of 1812 and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Jimmie Lavinia Hamby
March 3, 1884 – April 20, 1967
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Crossville, Tennessee
Parents:  James M. Hamby and Amanda A. Hamby
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 7, 1966
Burial Site:  Rockwood Cemetery in Rockwood, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  William G. Hamby of Rockwood, Tennessee

Nephews:  Kenneth Hamby and Jimmie Hamby, both of Rockwood, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Hamby was a nurse in WWI.   She attended services at Belmont Methodist Church.

One of Miss Hamby’s references on her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home was Miss Rosa Snodgrass, a resident of The Old Woman’s Home.

Katherine Young Hardison
March 26, 1880 – December 14, 1961
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Giles County, Tennessee
Parents:  John W. Young and Addie Wilson Young
Spouse:  Joe B. Hardison

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 1, 1956
Burial Site:  Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  R. Hence Young of Baltimore, Maryland; D. Whitfield Young of El Paso, Texas; and Mrs. Oscar Beasley of Elkton, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Hardison was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church and was the Lewisburg representative of the Columbia Monument Company.  She also sold magazine subscriptions and greeting cards.

Jennie Mai Sellers Hereford
May 30, 1894 – April 21, 1968
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Maury County, Tennessee
Parents:  Thomas J. Sellers and Susan E. Nichols Sellers
Spouse:  E.L. Hereford

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 19, 1968
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Nieces:  Mrs. Bob Hunt of Atlanta, Georgia; Mrs. John Hubbard; Mrs. Blair Brandt; and J.C. Chadwell all of Nashville, Tennessee

Nephews:  Thomas Sellers of Nashville, Tennessee; W.H. Sellers, Jr. and Jack Sellers, both of Memphis, Tennessee; and Charles Sellers of California

Biography

Mrs. Hereford’s husband passed away in 1960.

Mrs. Hereford operated a small grocery store.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Ruby Lee Young Herrin
June 2, 1872 – March 12,1962
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Parents:  William H. Young and Bettie Vivretta Young
Spouse:  Herman E. Herrin

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 8, 1952
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

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

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

Nephews:  Jesse W. Rives of Nashville, Tennessee; Albert F. Johns of St. Louis, Missouri; and William D. Young of Dahlonega, Georgia

Biography

Mrs. Herrin’s husband passed away on June 19, 1918.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church.

Josephine Walker Pemberton Hoes
December 12, 1882 – November 18, 1963
Marital Status: Divorced

Place of Birth:  Robbins, Tennessee
Parents:  Thomas Walker and Emily Walker
Spouse:  Robert L. Hoes

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 5, 1963
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  M.W. Walker of Harriman, Tennessee

Children:  G. Thomas Pemberton and Charles K. Hoes both of Nashville, Tennessee; and Mrs. Gene Hoes Moulton

Biography

Mrs. Hoes was lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

Mrs. Hoes’ sons requested to pay her funeral expenses saying The Old Woman’s Home had done so much for their mother they wanted to relieve The Home of that expense.

Dulcenia (Della) Reaves Holt
July 18, 1869 – February 9, 1965
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Shelbyville, Tennessee
Parents:  Robert Reaves and Martha Morgan Reaves
Spouse:  Commodore Floyd Holt

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 12, 1959
Burial Site:  Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Family References

Nieces:  Cassie McGill Cole of Nashville, Tennessee and Mrs. Sam E. Robinson of Dayton, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Holt was a graduate of the old Shelbyville Female College.  Mr. and Mrs. Holt taught in Rutherford County Schools for forty-five years.  Commodore Holt passed away on June 16, 1940.  Mrs. Holt was a longtime member of the Church of Christ and taught Sunday School for many years.

Cora Bell Roberts Huckaby
November 10, 1878 – June 1, 1964
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Columbia, Tennessee
Parents:  Thomas Richard Roberts, born September 15, 1849 and Susan Elizabeth Jane Fowler Roberts, born June 25, 1851
Spouse:  George Otey Huckaby

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in November 1948
Burial Site:  Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  James Thomas Roberts, born January 22, 1868; Mary Ann Roberts, born January 10, 1871; William Andrew Roberts, born February 27, 1872; John Washington Roberts, born in 1875; Maggie Elizabeth Roberts, born March 30, 1880; Sarah R.L. Roberts, born November 23, 1881; Emily Loretta Roberts, born October 4, 1884; Robert Owen Roberts, born in 1887; William Nealy Roberts, born December 28, 1888; Ada Maude Roberts; and Nessie Lee Roberts, born November 15, 1893.

Nieces:  Grace Van Hooser, Mrs. Thomas Crumpton, Mrs. Josie Fox, Mrs. Bob Matthews, Mrs. Albert Thomas, Mrs. Fred Bumpus, Mrs. A.C. Fuqua, Mrs. S.P. Laney, Mrs. Harry Bashaw, Mrs. Lex Short, Mrs. J.H. Hoffman, and Mrs. Wallace Warren

Nephews:  J.C. Head, J. Hill Roberts, Clarence Roberts, Wilton Head, and Leonard Roberts

Biography

Mrs. Huckaby’s parents were married September 2, 1866.  Her husband passed away on August 26, 1943.

Mrs. Huckaby was a longtime member of the First Methodist Church in Columbia.

Tillie Miles Jones
October 14, 1878 – October 16, 1965
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Florence, Tennessee
Parents:  F.W. Miles and Virginia Miles
Spouse:  John W. Jones

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 11, 1957
Burial Site:  Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. J.W. Ezell of Donelson, Tennessee

Nieces:  Mrs. James Fetcher, Jr. of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Mrs. Roy Miles and Mrs. Edgar Turrentine, both of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Jones’ husband away on December 16, 1940.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Cora A. Payne Kallock
October 11, 1866 – April 10, 1960
Marital Status: Married

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

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

Family References

Sibling:  Maude Payne, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home

Niece:  Mrs. John Baumgardner of Bristol, Virginia

Great-Nieces:  Mrs. F.D. Longhurst of Nashville, Tennessee; Mrs. Robel Baumgardner of Bristol, Virginia; and  Mrs. Gordon Cheshire of Louisville, Kentucky

Great-Nephew:  Charles Hitchcock of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Kallock’s husband passed away on November 17, 1926.

She was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and an active worker in church activities.

Ethel Carneal Lampley
January 15, 1882 – December 20, 1960
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Todd County, Kentucky
Parents:  George T. Carneal and Louisa Heltsley Carneal
Spouse:  Jonathon M. Lampley

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 23, 1956
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Step-daughter:  Linda Haskins of Camden, Tennessee

Cousins:  Audrey Cox of Elkton, Kentucky; Mrs. V.D. Bohannon of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; and Rhoda Simons of Clifty, Kentucky

Biography

Mrs. Lampley’s husband passed away on February 28, 1937.

Mrs. Lampley was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church.

Blanche Landon
In 1892 – September 28, 1964
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Illinois
Parents:  Newton Landon and Annie Landon
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 21, 1962
Burial Site:  Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, Tennessee

Family References

Niece:  Margaret Mundy

Nephew:  W.R. Landon, Sr.

Great-Niece:  Mrs. Thomas Goodman

Great-Nephew:  W.R. Landon, Jr.

Biography

Miss Landon lived in the Nashville, Tennessee area for most of her life.  She resided in Maury County, Tennessee for approximately ten years and was employed as a companion.  Miss Landon was a member of the Methodist Church.

Aileen Bainbridge Lester
March 3, 1890 – June 29, 1968
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Alex Bainbridge and Cora Shaw Bainbridge
Spouse:  Charles P. Lester

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home  March 5, 1960
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  William Lester, John B. Lester, Sr., and Harold B. Lester Sr.,  all of Nashville, Tennessee

Grandchildren:  Kay Lester and  Emory Lester both of Nashville, Tennessee;  Harold Lester, Jr. of Panama City, Florida; and John B. Lester, Jr. of California

Great-Grandchildren:  Francine Lester

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. Lester were married in 1908.  Mr. Lester passed away on January 28, 1955.

Mrs. Lester was educated in Davidson County schools.  She was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church and was active in church and civic work.

Carrie Lester
January 13, 1879 – October 12, 1966
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  B. Frank Lester and Ruth Winford Lester
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 6, 1956
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. Henry F. Manning of Coral Gables, Florida and Mrs. Harry P. Murrey, Sr. of Franklin, Tennessee

Nephews:  Harry P. Murrey, Jr. and Frank L. Murrey, both of Franklin, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Lester was a longtime member of the Methodist Church.

Eva Butts Little
October 9, 1878 – November 16, 1964
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Williamson County, Tennessee
Parents:  Theodore Butts and Carrie Hunt Butts
Spouse:  David James Little

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 16, 1948
Burial Site:  Nolensville Cemetery in Nolensville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  W.J. Butts of Denver, Colorado;  L.T. Butts;  and Alma Butts Williams of Nolensville, Tennessee

Children:  Nina Little Vandiver and James Elbert Little, both of Nashville, Tennessee

Grandchildren:  J.R. Vandiver, Jr., E.J. Little, Jr., H.C. Little, and Mrs. Billie J. Martin

Nephews:  Billie O. Williams, Chester Little, and Charlie Little

Biography

Mrs. Little’s husband passed away on October 31, 1929.

Mrs. Little was educated in Williamson County, Tennessee.  She was employed by Dickey Linoleum Company and was also a seamstress.  Mrs. Little was a longtime member of Belmont Methodist Church.

Several of the Residents of The Old Woman’s Home, including Mrs. Little, volunteered with the Davidson County Anti-Tuberculosis Association.

Laura Malone
September 27, 1886 – March 18, 1967
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Nick D. Malone and Louise Petway Malone
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 16, 1959
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  G.S. Malone of Glendale, California

Nephew:  Nick Malone of Nashville, Tennessee

Niece:  Mrs. Gordon Goodall of Birmingham, Alabama

Biography

She was employed as a teacher and was a longtime member of West End Methodist Church.

Miss Malone was transferred permanently to Davidson County Hospital on June 30, 1961 and The Old Woman’s Home Board of Directors continued to support her and supervise her care until her death in 1967.

Sadie Ida Marlin
June 5, 1877 – March 12, 1961
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Charles Henry Marlin and Laura M. Deaderick Marlin
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 23, 1950
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Cousins:  Mary Gooch and H.E. Marlin

Biography

Both of Miss Marlin’s parents died when she was a child.

She was a lifelong member of Belmont Methodist Church.

Hattie Douglas May
October 4, 1879 – June 19, 1967
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Una, Tennessee
Parents:  George W. May and Annie Matlock May
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 6, 1950
Burial Site:  Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. L.A. Woodroof of Nashville, Tennessee.

Nieces:  Leah Engles of Nashville, Tennessee; May Santi of Tampa, Florida; and  Mildred Parker of Cookeville, Tennessee

Nephew:  William May of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss May moved to Brentwood, Tennessee at an early age and spent most of her adult life there.  In later years she made her home with her sister, Mrs. Woodroof.  Miss May was a member of Hillcrest Methodist Church, formerly Thompson Chapel Church.

Elizabeth Mayberry
March 20, 1872 – December 8, 1964
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Franklin, Tennessee
Parents:  Edward Mayberry and Lucinda Scruggs Mayberry
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 7, 1955
Burial Site:  Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, Tennessee

Family References

Great-Grandfather:  Edward Swanson, one of the founders of Nashville who traveled to the region with James Robertson

Cousins:  Mrs. C.W. Barrie of Fort Worth, Texas; Tom W. Mayberry of Knoxville, Tennessee; Henry Mayberry and  Sophronia Eggleston both of Franklin, Tennessee; Mrs. Will Nunnelly of Centerville, Tennessee; Alice Scruggs Kelley and Mrs. Howell H. Campbell Sr., both of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Mayberry was educated in Nashville Public Schools and graduated from the old Peabody College.  She was a lifelong member of Vine Street Christian Church.

Laura Lucy Terry McDaniel
August 16, 1868– October 16, 1964
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Bedford County, Tennessee
Parents:  Elisha Simpson Terry and Victoria Whitaker Terry
Spouse:  Felix White McDaniel

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 21, 1950
Burial Site:  Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia, Tennessee

Family References

Nephews:  Henry Terry of Fayetteville, Tennessee and Commodore Terry Acuff of Coronado Naval Base, California

Nieces:  Mrs. Warren Dent and Mrs. Archie Thomas, both of Montgomery, Alabama

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. McDaniel were married on July 27, 1909 at her home in Lincoln County, Tennessee.  Mr. McDaniel, a postal service employee,  was born on July 21, 1866 and passed away on April 8, 1941.  They had no children.

Mrs. McDaniel moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1910.  She was educated in the Mulberry Schools and at Mary Sharp College in Winchester, Tennessee. Miss Mayberry was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Nashville and of the Mother Church of Boston Massachusetts.

Hettie M. Gribble McGriff
November 2, 1870 – January 27, 1960
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  McMinnville, Tennessee
Parents:  Andrew Jackson Gribble and Sara Keith Gribble
Marital Status: Married

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 8, 1956
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Flora Louise Gribble, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home and Mrs. Thomas J. Henson, of Nashville, Tennessee

Children:  Robert Keith McGriff of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. McGriff moved to Nashville with her family as a child and was educated in Nashville Public Schools.  Mrs. McGriff’s father passed away on June 13, 1913.  Mr. and Mrs. McGriff were married on December 18, 1890.  Mr. McGriff passed away in April 1914.

Mrs. McGriff was a longtime member of the Baptist Church.

Lida Whiteside Miles
July 17, 1889 – December 21, 1965
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  James Augustus Whiteside and Della Staley Whiteside
Spouse:  Grover Cleveland Miles

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 3, 1960
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Roy Whiteside, Oscar Whiteside, and Mrs. L.M. Wade, all of Nashville, Tennessee

Children:  Charles A. Miles of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Miles’  husband passed away on June 30, 1954.

Mrs. Miles was a longtime member of the Baptist Church.

Anne Elizabeth Rankin Osborne Murrey
July 26, 1862 – May 9, 1963
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Pulaski, Tennessee
Parents:  David Provine Rankin of Rutherford County, Tennessee and Leonora Daniel Rankin of Giles County, Tennessee
Spouse:  first husband, Elihu Clinton Osborne; second husband, Doctor John Buchanan Murrey, of Nashville, Tennessee

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

Family References

Siblings:  William Porter Rankin, B. Kirk Rankin, Ella Rankin, and two sisters that passed away in infancy

Children:  David Rankin Osborne of South Bend, Indiana; Lyle Edwin Osborne of Hartford, Connecticut;  and Egbert Haywood Osborne of Rome, Georgia

Stepchildren:  Harry P. Murrey and Mrs. George Dibrell both of Nashville, Tennessee, and Mrs. Read Barbee of Ripley, Tennessee

Nieces:  Mrs. Porter Rankin and Lula May Rankin, both of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Murrey was the fourth of six siblings.

In 1863, at the close of the War Between the States, Mrs. Murrey’s family moved to Nashville, Tennessee.  Mrs. Murrey attended Miss Fannie O’Bryan’s school for Girls and graduated from Ward Seminary in 1880.   In April 1882, she married Elihu Osborne.  Mr. Osborne was in government service and they spent twelve years on Indian Reservations in Indian Territory as well as Arizona and California.  Mr. Osborne passed away in Phoenix, Arizona in 1895 on an Indian Reservation.  After the death of her husband, she returned to Tennessee and resided in Bell Buckle for many years while her sons attended Webb School.  In March 1908, she married Doctor John Murrey, of Nashville, Tennessee, who passed away in 1916.  There were a number of Murrey grandchildren and great-grandchildren who affectionately called her “Miss Anne”.

She attended services at the Presbyterian Church in her childhood, and became a member of the West End Methodist Church in 1908.  Mrs. Murrey was a member of the Centennial Club, the State and City Press and Author’s Club, and Author’s Clubs.

Mrs. Murrey listed her occupation as “student and writer (in small way)” on her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home.  Mrs. Murrey was originally admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in 1940.  Some years later (May 21, 1949), she withdrew from The Old Woman’s Home to live with a son.  She found she was not happy there and returned to The Old Woman’s Home on October 9, 1949.

Mary Daisy Booth Oman
May 15, 1877 – August 14, 1961
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  William L.G. Booth and Mary Louisa Caldwell Aiken Booth
Spouse:  George Greig Oman

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 21, 1949
Burial Site:

Family References

Children:  Greig Oman, Donald Oman, and James Oman all of Nashville, Tennessee, William Oman of Rochester, New York

Grandchildren:  Woody Oman of New York, Mrs. Robert Dailor of San Diego, California, and Mrs. G.K. Morrison of Crede Couer, Missouri

Biography

Mrs. Oman attended Nashville Public Schools and was a graduate of Peabody College.  She became a member of the First Baptist Church at the age of sixteen.  Mrs. Oman’s husband passed away in November 1907.

Cora Pitts
February 13, 1878 – February 22, 1964
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Brentwood, Tennessee
Parents:  Reverend Joe J. Pitts and Esletene Venable Pitts
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 10, 1953
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Baxter Pitts of Jacksonville, Florida

Niece:  Mrs. R.E. Adair of Thomaston, Georgia

Nephew:  Charles L. Pitts of Franklin, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Pitts’ father passed away on August 10, 1900.

Miss Pitts was educated at Price’s School and was employed by the McGannon Hall Y.W.C.A. as a member of the clerical staff.  She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

Minnie Todd Polk
December 13, 1886 – April 1, 1968
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Parents:  John McClain Polk and Mary Tilford Polk
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 2, 1955
Burial Site:  Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  J.P. Polk, a retired Superintendent of Nashville Terminals

Cousin:  Helen Page Cooper of Columbia, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Polk was employed as a teacher and was a longtime member of Blakemore Methodist Church.

Nancy Williams Randolph
December 1, 1879 – June 4, 1968
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Springfield, Tennessee
Parents:  James C. Williams and Nellie Morris Williams
Spouse:  Robert Augustus Randolph, Sr.

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 3, 1959
Burial Site:

Family References

Children:  Robert Augustus Randolph, Jr., Mrs. Tom Polk, Mrs. John F. Lehning, Mrs. Tildon Atkins and Mrs. Louis Allen

Biography

Mrs. Randolph moved to Davidson County, Tennessee as a small child.  Her husband passed away on July 18, 1959.  Mrs. Randolph was a longtime member of First Church of Christ Scientist.

Mary Guerrant Bibb Ransom
February 12, 1883 – December 7, 1966
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Danville, Kentucky
Parents:  Richard Bibb and Mittie Good Bibb
Spouse:  Ben C. Ransom

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home August 2, 1961
Burial Site:

Family References

Nieces:  Mrs. David Harrison and Mrs. Craig Oman both of Nashville, Tennessee, and Mrs. Louis Buhle

Nephew:  Alex Goodwin of New York

Great-Nephew:  Godwin Harrison of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Ransom was a graduate of Greenbrier College for Women in Lewisburg, West Virginia and moved to Nashville in 1904.  Mrs. Ransom was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church and served as hostess of the church from 1922 until her retirement in 1949.  Her husband passed away in 1950.

Maud Menees Smalling Ritter
May 21, 1888 – April 15, 1965
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  James Smalling and Katherine Smalling
Spouse:  John A. Ritter

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 17, 1961
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Tom Smalling of Chicago, Illinois and Mattie Smalling Thompson of Clarksville, Tennessee.

Nieces:  Mrs. Harry Bransky, and Mary Warner both of Chicago, Illinois, Mrs. Henry Bentrup of Garden City, Kansas, and Mrs. John Goodpasture of Bristol, Virginia

Nephews:  Fain Goodpasture of Bristol, Virginia, and Sam Thompson of Witchita, Kansas

Biography

Mrs. Ritter was a member of the Methodist Church until her marriage, when she became a member of the Downtown Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. Ritter’s husband passed away in 1925.  Mr. Ritter was the owner of Ritter Furniture Company, which was sold in 1939.

Laura Brown Robertson
October 3, 1865 – October 6, 1963
Marital Status: Never Married

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

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 18, 1941
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 Nellie Robertson Cannon, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home.

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

Cousins:  Ann Head and George Campbell both of Nashville, Tennessee; Ellen Chambers, Watson Chambers, and Arthur Chambers all of Lebanon, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Robertson scratched her birthdate out of the family Bible and the family were unable to determine if she was born in 1865 or 1867.

Miss Robertson was reared and educated in Nashville, Tennessee and for many years taught at the School for the Blind in Nashville.  She taught in the South Carolina School for the Blind in Cedar Spring, South Carolina for twenty-five years.  Miss Robertson personally secured the charter from the Legislature of North Carolina for Davidson Academy, the predecessor of Peabody College.  She  was a longtime member of Vine Street Christian Church.

Martha M. Schmitt Robertson
May 30, 1890 – July 29, 1967
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Detroit, Michigan
Parents:  Professor Henry I. Schmitt and Mary Elizabeth Nusetabel Schmitt
Mrs. Robertson’s father Spouse:  Wylie Robertson

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 8, 1964
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Emma Schmitt Hargrove, Felix H. Schmitt, and Ernest Schmitt, Sr.

Foster Daughter:  Mrs. Melvin Philpot of Winchester, Tennessee

Niece:  Mrs. Bauman Williams of Nashville, Tennessee

Nephew:  Ernest Schmitt Jr.

Biography

The Schmitt family moved to Davidson County, Tennessee in 1899.  Professor Schmitt taught foreign languages at Ward Belmont School.

Mrs. Robertson graduated from the old Shofner Hospital in South Nashville in 1915 with a Registered Nursing degree and worked as a nurse in Nashville until her marriage in 1922.  Mr. Robertson was a Moore County, Tennessee farmer and magistrate.   Mrs. Robertson was a lifelong member of the Lutherian Church and attended services at Holy Trinity Church.  She was a member of the Red Cross Sewing Class and Senior Citizens.

Fannie McCulley Rutland
January 18, 1877 – August 10, 1963
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Providence, Kentucky
Parents:  Richard J. McCulley and Martha P. McCulley
Spouse:  Albert V. Rutland, Jr.

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 5, 1954
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling: Ernest McCulley of Louisville, Kentucky.

Children:  Joe N. Rutland of Houston, Texas and Sam Rutland of Nashville, Tennessee

Grandchildren:  Reverend Joe Neale Rutland, a former United States Air Force Chaplin, of St. Petersburg, Florida

Nieces:  Mrs. W.P. Givens of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mrs. George Nunn of Sullivan, Kentucky

Nephew:  Edgar E. McCulley of Louisville, Kentucky

Biography

Mrs. Rutland was baptized into the Baptist Church in 1890.  Her husband passed away on April 25, 1928.

Mary Emma Norman Searle
August 28, 1869 – July 2, 1960
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Henry Harvey Norman and Harriet P. Bailey Norman
Spouse:  Claude F. Searle

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 28, 1952
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  William Norman, Mrs. E.R. Southgate, Mrs. R.L. Baskette, and one half-sister:  Mrs. Alfred Leathers, all of Nashville, Tennessee.

Nephews:  Bailey Southgate, Royland Southgate, Walter Johnson, Haywood Norman, Jr., Laurence Bryant, James Parkes, Norman Baskette, and Thomas A. Leathers

Biography

Mrs. Searle’s husband passed away on April 29, 1943.  She was employed as a companion.  Mrs. Searle was a lifelong member of the Church of the Advent.

Prior to her admittance to The Old Woman’s Home, Mrs. Searle was friends with Mrs. Lula Hall and Mrs. Lorena Oakes, residents of The Old Woman’s Home.

Lily Rountree Shipp
October 27, 1867 – September 3, 1963
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Chesley B. Rountree of Davidson County, Tennessee and Elizabeth Byrd Rountree of Virginia
Spouse:  Albert William Shipp of Chapel Hill, North Carolina,  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 June 7, 1934
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

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

Nephew:  Albert M. Webb of Durham, North Carolina

Great-Nephew:  John Webb of Sewanee, Tennessee

Biography

Mr. Shipp passed away in 1937.  Mrs. Shipp was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and taught Sunday School there for many years.

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

Mollie Wright Shook
December 20, 1870 – May 14, 1964
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Memphis, Tennessee
Parents:  Paul Thompson Wright of Memphis and Ellen Ophelia O’Neal Wright of Clarksville, Tennessee
Spouse:  Alfred George Shook

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home  July 2, 1942
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. John E. Bauman of Lexington, Tennessee, Mrs. W.J. McFerrin of Bloomington, California, and Mrs. J.P. Fulcher of Nashville

Nieces:  Mrs. Clarence E. Culley of Nashville, Tennessee, Mrs. E.A. Timberlake of Lexington, Tennessee, and Mrs. James R. Eaton of Atlanta, Georgia

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. Shook were married in 1887.  Mr. Shook passed away on September 13, 1904.  They had one daughter.

Mrs. Shook was educated in Memphis Public Schools.  She moved to Nashville in 1903 when she was employed by the Methodist Publishing House, where she remained for thirty-three years until her retirement in 1936.  Mrs. Shook was Chairman of the Red Cross Sewing Unit for twenty years and was a member of Scarritt Aid for more than fifty years, serving on the membership committee for a long period of time.  She was a longtime member of McKendree Methodist Church and was active in church activities.

Several of the residents of The Old Woman’s Home,  including Mrs. Shook, volunteered with the Davidson County Anti-Tuberculosis Association.

Daisy Lucille Smith
August 28, 1879 – December 14, 1969
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Wilson County, Tennessee
Parents:  William Hardin Smith and Sarah Nix Smith
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 31, 1962
Burial Site:  Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Charles G. Smith of Lafayette, Georgia and Mrs. E.S. Welsh of Seymour, Indiana.

Nieces:  Mrs. Dell Winterdale of Monroe, Ohio, Mrs. James McArthur of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mrs. Louis Chambers, and Mary Wharton both of Lebanon, Tennessee

Nephews:  Charles J. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee and Don M. House of Palm Springs, California

Biography

Miss Smith joined the First Methodist Church in Lebanon at the age of sixteen.

Eliza Jane (Jennie) Roope Smith
September 13, 1884 – November 15, 1968
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Shelbyville, Tennessee
Parents:  Abner Leonard Roope of Brookville, Indiana and Mary Elizabeth Faulkenberry Roope of South Carolina
Spouse:  George L. Smith

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 6, 1956
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. Mary Stephens

Cousin:  Nannie May Farrar

Nephew:  J. W. Durham, Sr.  of Oakland, California

Nieces:  Mrs. W.T. Rainey of Tiptonville, Tennessee and Mrs. V.A. Jaubert of Bellair, Texas

Biography

Mrs. Smith’s husband passed away on May 16, 1940.

Mrs. Smith was a former resident of Memphis, Tennessee.  She became a member of the Methodist Church as a child and later attended services at West End Methodist Church.

Lela Barber Towns
May 22, 1871 – October 24, 1969
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Rutherford County, Tennessee
Parents:  John Barber and Anna Fields Barber
Spouse:  Lafayette Towns

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 3, 1958
Burial Site:  Mapleview Cemetery in Smyrna, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Towns’ husband passed away in August 1945.  She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Minnie Bell Johnson Warfield
May 31, 1878 – March 14, 1967
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Montgomery County, Tennessee
Parents:  Samuel Bell of Rutherford County, Tennessee and Sallie Nolen Bell of Stewart County, Tennessee
Spouse:  Her first husband was Mr. Johnson and her second husband was Robert Sadler Warfield

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 8, 1950
Burial Site:  Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville, Tennessee

Family References

Grandchildren:  Mrs. Lewis C. Richardson of Nashville, Tennessee and Charles Johnson of Washington D.C.

Biography

Mrs. Warfield’s second husband passed away on November 19, 1948.  She was a longtime member of the Methodist Church.

Mrs. Warfield enjoyed gardening and had a front porch garden at The Old Woman’s Home.

Allie Shivers Willis
September 23, 1881 – October 21, 1969
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Parents:  William Orville Shivers and Callie Byrn Shivers
Spouse:  James M. Willis

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home  June 20, 1969
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Mrs. Frank Scott of Nashville, Tennessee

Children:  Mrs. Emory Register, Sr.

Grandchildren:  Reverend Emory Register, Jr. of Livingston, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Willis’ husband passed away on June 20, 1945.  She was a lifelong member of McKendree Methodist Church.

Mary F. Stapp Willson
October 21, 1870 – July 11, 1964
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Shelbyville, Tennessee
Parents:  Isaac Stapp and Mary Took Wood Stapp
Spouse:   George Henry Willson

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 8, 1961
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park

Family References

Great-Niece:  Mrs. David McCord

Biography

Mrs. Wilson’s husband passed away on February 16, 1936.  She was a longtime member of Inglewood Baptist Church.

Alta Hula Walters Wood
January 19, 1879 – February 12, 1962
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Maury County, Tennessee
Parents:  Taylor Walters and Virginia Allen Walters
Spouse:  Horace Greely Wood

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 15, 1951
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. E.C. Harris of Columbia, Tennessee and Mrs. H.C. Dodson of Hampshire, Tennessee.

Children:  Ralph A. Wood of Nashville, Tennessee and Ray M. Wood of Louisville, Kentucky

Grandchildren:  Linda Anne Wood of Nashville, Tennessee and Donnie R. Wood of Louisville, Kentucky

Biography

Mrs. Wood’s husband passed away on June 12, 1950.  She was a longtime member of the Methodist Church.

Lela Young Worley
August 19, 1881 – September 16, 1963.
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Pisgah, Tennessee
Parents:  I.H. Young and Sarah Young
Spouse:  L. Brown Worley, a division manager for Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 25, 1952
Burial Site:

Family References

Sibling:  Cora Y. Roddie of Ada, Oklahoma.

Children:  Mrs. William Costen of Nashville, Tennessee, Mrs. J.B. Padgett, Jr. of Annapolis, Indiana, and Mrs. Melvin M. Thweatt of Dallas, Texas

Grandchildren:  Sarah Katherine Padgett, John Padgett, Richard Worley, and Stephen Worley

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. Worley were married in 1903.  Mr. Worley passed away on August 31, 1937.

Mrs. Worley was a lifelong member of Belmont Methodist Church and served on the Board of Stewards at one time.  She enjoyed knitting.