Residents 1970 – 1979 2017-10-18T17:12:19+00:00

Residents 1970 – 1979

The Old Woman’s Home at West End Avenue

Myrtle Mae Hill Allen
May 11, 1894 – May 4, 1974
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Franklin, Tennessee
Parents:  James Clay Hill and Ida Wiles Hill
Spouse:  Harry E. Allen

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 23, 1971
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park

Family References

Children:  Jack Douglas Whitlow of Nashville, James Henry Allen of Old Hickory, Tennessee, and Reverend Harry E. Allen, Jr. of Zachary, Louisiana.

Biography

Her husband passed away on February 11, 1953.

Mrs. Allen was secretary of The Belle Meade Country Club and was also a member of The Grand Lodge of The Ladies Auxiliary to The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.  She was a longtime member of the Episcopal Church.

Shellie Brann Baird
August 21, 1890 – January 24, 1973
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Obion County, Tennessee
Parents:  Vincent Allan Brann and Annice Wilcox Brann
Spouse:  John B. Baird

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 9, 1960
Burial Site:  New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery in Martin, Tennessee

Family References

Niece:  Mrs. Guy Perry of Fulton Kentucky

Great Niece:  Cynthia Perry

Nephew:  Harold F. Howard of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Biography

Mrs. Baird’s husband passed away on  July 24, 1959.

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

Maud East Jordan Bennett
November 18, 1876 – January 1, 1970
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  John Jordon and Mary Webb Jordon
Spouse:  John Caldwell Bennett

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 16, 1960
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Colonel John Caldwell Bennett, Jr. of Louisville, Kentucky

Grandchildren:  Sam H. Bennett, of Louisville, Kentucky

Great-Grandchildren:  Mary Alexander Bennett and Christopher Robin Bennett both of Lexington, Kentucky, Kathryn Bennett Trainor

Niece:   Mrs. Aubrey Woodrnig of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Bennett was a longtime member of the Episcopal Church and attended services at Christ Church.

Agnes Velma Bottoms
October 22, 1883 – December 23, 1979
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Franklin, Kentucky
Parents:  Carroll Columbus Bottoms and Margaret McCue Bottoms
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 6, 1965
rial Site:  Calvary Cemetery

Family References

Siblings:  Leon E. Bottoms and Mary E. Bottoms Droese

Nephew:  Raymond Bottoms of Nashville, Tennessee

Nieces:  Katharyn Hallum and Mrs. John Starnes both of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Bottoms was employed by Loveman, Berger and Teitleboum Department Store as a general bookkeeper for fifty years.

She was a communicant of the Cathedral of Incarnation.

Miss Bottoms was still reading without glasses at the age of ninety-three.

Anna Mai Gwynn Boyd (Annie)
August 17, 1887 – April 1973
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Thomas Andrew Gwynn and Etta B. Gwynn
Spouse:  Richard A. Boyd

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 21, 1968
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. John W. Thompson of Nashville and Henry Gwynn of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Children:  Richard A. Boyd, Jr.

Biography

Mrs. Boyd’s husband passed away in the Spring of 1957.

Mrs. Boyd was employed by the International Resistance Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church.

Marcella D. Carney Bullard
August 19, 1879 – December 9, 1971
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Alabama
Parents:  Edward M. Carney and Marcella Donnell Carney
Spouse:  John Bullard

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 21, 1961
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Edward D. Carney of Meridian, Mississippi

Cousins:  Joseph W. Hart of Florida, and Mrs. M.S. Adams of Athens, Alabama

Nieces:  Catherine Rush of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Dabney McMury of Meridian, Mississippi

Nephew:  Robert D. Carney of Atlanta, Georgia

Biography

When Mrs. Bullard was a small child, her family moved to Meridian, Mississippi and later to Nashville, Tennessee.  Her husband passed away in 1953 or 1954.

Mrs. Bullard was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church.

Montie Marie Burks
January 20, 1895 – October 10, 1975
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  LaFayette, Kentucky
Parents:  James E. Burks and Mattie Hester Burks
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 1, 1972
Burial Site:  Powell Cemetery in Lafayette, Kentucky

Family References

Siblings:  Edmund G. Burks of Lafayette, Kentucky, Mrs. Charles Burks Horn of Elkton, Kentucky, and Ethel D. Burks of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Biography

Miss Burks was employed by Harvey’s Department Store as a salesperson.  She was a member of Central Church of Christ and at the time of her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home, had attended services there for forty years.

Ola Jane Kennedy Chapman

August 27, 1897 – January 21, 1977
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Swanee, Tennessee
Parents:  George P. Kennedy and Martha R. Kennedy
Spouse:  Marvin C. Chapman

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in August 1966
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. J.D. Kennedy Terrill of Swanee and Mrs. William I. Edwards of Nashville, her third sister passed away in 1932 at thirty-five years of age.

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. Chapman were married on April 3, 1923 at Christ Church Episcopal.  Mr. Chapman passed away on April 24, 1940.

Mrs. Chapman was a Registered Nurse.  She was a lifelong member of Christ Church Episcopal.

Valeria Wheeler Cochran
October 21, 1889 – January 27, 1973
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Parents:  Ulysses Grant Wheeler and Lillian Parr Wheeler
Spouse:  Samuel George Cochran

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 15, 1961
Burial Site:  Marion, Kentucky

Family References

Siblings:  Clifford V. Wheeler of Spokane, Washington and Annie Wheeler Hunter of Nashville, Tennessee.

Nieces:  Lillian Hunter and Rebecca Cochran Simmelink of Evansville, Indiana

Biography

One of Mrs. Cochran’s nieces lived with Mr. and Mrs. Cochran for approximately sixteen years in the early 1900s.  One of her assigned jobs was giving Mrs. Cochran’s “pampered pooch” Bobo his weekly bath.  Mr. Cochran passed away on February 11, 1950.

Mrs. Cochran was a longtime member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Cochran loved animals and her niece shared a charming memory of a visit to her great-aunt “Nona” at The Old Woman’s Home in an article entitled “Breadcrumbs” from Chipeta:  Ute Peacemaker.

Excerpt from Breadcrumbs

It was the summer of 1965. I was seventeen years old. My father had a sales meeting in Nashville and I went along to visit my great aunt Valeria Wheeler Cochron – “Nona” to me. She insisted I come for lunch. I would have preferred a hamburger and fries but I joined the table of white haired ladies and made polite conversation. After lunch, the women retired in little groups to sofas in the lobby or cushioned chairs on the porch. Nona remained behind, gathering all the uneaten dinner rolls and crumbling them into a paper napkin.
Nona led me through the lobby and pushed open the screen door. When her foot hit the porch I heard a clattering and chattering cacophony. A squadron of squirrels scrambled down a tree trunk, leaped onto the stone porch and lined up at attention. Talking to them like children, Nona doled out portions of bread.  “She seems to have a way with animals,” a dainty little woman whispered as I watched the spectacle.  Nona gave up her dog and cat for lifetime care at “the Home”, but she did not give up being a friend to animals.

Ruby Ross Crawford
April 6, 1874 – April 29, 1975
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Parents:  Judge Alexander Ross and Mrs. Matilda Rasche Ross
Spouse:  Lewis LeRoy Crawford

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 2, 1959
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Linnet Ross Rearick and Lily Ross McAtee.

Nephew:  Alexander Rearick of Indianapolis, Indiana

Nieces:  Carol Flaumentaft of Akron, Ohio, Ruth Lomasney of Chicago, Illinois, Juanita Effrein of Farmigton, Missouri, Kathleen Siebert of Webster Grove, Missouri and Aileen Ryan of St. Louis, Missouri

Biography

Mrs. Crawford was educated at the Southeast Missouri State Normal School.  She taught for several years prior to her marriage.  Mr. Crawford was  a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission.  He passed away on October 17, 1946.

Mrs. Crawford became a member of First Church of Christ Scientist in Nashville, Tennessee in 1924.

Ellen McGavock Ewing
June 20, 1893 – July 24, 1971
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Franklin, Tennessee
Parents:  Charles Andrew Ewing and Sarah Elizabeth Owen Ewing
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 31, 1959
Burial Site:  Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings: Randel Milton Ewing, Carrie Ewing and Augusta Ewing Parker all of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Ewing worked in the Alteration Department of Loveman’s Department Store for forty-seven years.  She was a member of  Woodmont Christian Church.

Emma Ford
February 24, 1874 – April 10, 1970
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  James Ford and Susan H. Mayes Ford
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 29, 1959
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Nephews:  Edward Clark Ridley and Thomas Rutherford Ridley

Great-Nieces:  Mrs. Carlton Rochelle of Atlanta, Georgia and Deborah Ridley of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Ford resided in Nashville, Tennessee for her entire life.  She was one of two siblings, having one sister.

Miss Ford was employed by O’Bryan Brothers, Incorporated as an inspector.  She was a member of the Daughters of America.  Miss Ford was a longtime member of Blakemore Methodist Church.

Birdie Rebecca Reid Hall
June 15, 1883 – November 18, 1976
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Huntington, West Virginia
Parents:  George Reid and Sarah Seville Reid
Spouse:  Harry M. Hall

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 1, 1967
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. W.H. Hartman of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Nieces:  Elizabeth Bandy of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mrs. H.R. Watkins of Jersey City, New Jersey

Nephew:  Reid Hartman of Clearwater, Florida

Biography

Mrs. Hall’s husband passed away on June 14, 1952.

Mrs. Hall was a longtime member of Blakemore Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

Florence Hall
May 29, 1882 – June 21, 1972
Marital Status: Divorced

Place of Birth:  Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Parents:  Flemmon Hall and Mary C. Harbour Hall
Spouse:  J.R. Robinson

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home August 6, 1958
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Nieces:  Mrs. Robert Payne and Miss Willine Hall, both of Nashville, Tennessee

Nephews:  W.R. Hall of Birmingham, Alabama, Richard D. Hall of Little Rock, Arkansas, Edward Hall of Pinnefield, Louisiana, John Hall of Little Rock, Arkansas, Jesse Hall of Cleveland, Ohio, Colonel Francis Hall of Cocoa Beach, Florida, and Dr. Flemmon Edward Hall of Ithaca, New York

Biography

Miss Hall was divorced from her husband on February 20, 1923.  She was a lifelong member of Blakemore Methodist Church.

Lucille Dolan Harrison
September 19, 1896 – June 2, 1973
Marital Status: Divorced

Place of Birth:  Evansville, Indiana
Parents:  Philip Dolan and Lucille Peach Dolan
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 3, 1968
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Mrs. J.A. McCulloch of Nashville, Tennessee

Grandchildren:  Larry J. McCulloch of Nashville, Tennessee

Great-Grandchildren:  Mary Lynn McCulloch of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Harrison was a longtime member of McKendree Methodist Church.

Ann Wharton Head
June 23, 1882 – September 14, 1976
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Lebanon, Tennessee
Parents:  Robert H. Wharton and Margaret Davis Wharton
Spouse:  J.W. Head

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in June 1961
Burial Site:  Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon, Tennessee

Family References

Nieces:  Mrs. Louis Chambers and Mrs. George Bouton, both of Lebanon, Tennessee; Billie Belle Barron, of New Orleans, Louisiana; Ella W. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee; Evelyne Edens of Natchez, Mississippi; Mrs. Gordon Creveling, of Birmingham, Alabama; Mary Wharton of Lebanon, Tennessee, Mable Wharton, and Katherine Wharton, both of California

Nephews: Douglas Wharton and William Wharton, both of California; Robert S. Wharton of Texas; Robert W. Farrell of Mississippi; and Robert H. Wharton of Georgia

Biography

Mrs. Head was a member of Downtown Presbyterian Church.

Anna Lee Baxter Hockaday
November 23, 1892 – February 24, 1970
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Sherman, Texas
Parents:  Francis Price Baxter and Laura Etta Elliott Baxter
Spouse:  W. Don Hockaday

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 10, 1964
Burial Site:  Granite, Oklahoma

Family References

Siblings:  Elizabeth Baxter of St. Paul, Minnesota

Children:  Don Hockaday, Jr. and Patricia Hockaday Pamplin

Grandchildren:  William D. Hockaday Pamplin and David Hockaday Pamplin , both of Hong Kong, China

Nephews:  Batsell Barrett Baxter of Nashville, Tennessee and Leslie Baxter of Los Angeles, California

Biography

Mrs. Hockaday’s father was employed as a clerk in a dry goods company.    She married her husband, a Church of Christ minister, on June 30, 1921.  Mr. Hockaday passed away on November 15, 1958.  Her son, Don, was a science teacher at Abilene Christian College until his death on December 1, 1957.

Mrs. Hockaday attended Thorp Spring Christian College and Peabody College.  She retired from David Lipscomb Elementary School, where she was the Director of the Kindergarten from 1947 until her retirement in 1958.  Mrs. Hockaday was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and attended services at Hillsboro Church of Christ.  She was a member of the Tennessee Education Association, Middle Tennessee Education Association, Association for Student Teaching, Southern Association for Children Under Six, and the Nashville Association for Children Under Six.

Amelia Shoffner Wirsching Holt
February 8, 1875 – May 27, 1972
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Bedford County, Tennessee
Parents:  Daniel M. Shoffner and Emily Rachel Shoffner
Spouse:  William F. Holt

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 24, 1959
Burial Site:  Jenkins Chapel Cemetery near Shelbyville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  William Shoffner Wirsching of Pinella’s Park, Florida

Stepchildren:  Clarence M. Holt of Nashville, Tennessee, George Holt of Camden, South Carolina, and James F. Holt of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

Grandchildren:  William Shoffner Wirsching, Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee and Mrs. Walter Davidow of San Jose, California

Biography

Mrs. Holt’s husband passed away in November 1934.

She was a member of Glen Leven Presbyterian Church and later attended services at West Side Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Clara Belle Boggs Kern
February 25, 1892 – December 23, 1977
Marital Status: Separated

Place of Birth:  Gainesville, Georgia
Parents:  James Anderson Boggs and Mary Lewis Boggs
Spouse:  Arthur J. Kern

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 29, 1970
Burial Site:  Calvary Cemetery

Family References

Siblings:  B.B. Boggs of East Point, Georgia, L.V. Evans of Madison Heights, Michigan and Mrs. Walter Hudgins of Gainesville, Georgia.

Children:  Merrie Jo Kern Bowie of Anderson, South Carolina and Sister Virginia Kern of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Nephew:  George H. Boggs of East Point, Georgia

Biography

Mrs. Kern was separated from her husband, Arthur J. Kern.

She became a communicant of the Catholic Church in 1920.

Henrietta Warren Koehm Kyle
January 3, 1892 – October 10, 1977
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Hickman County, Tennessee
Parents:  H.W. Warren and Marietta Harrington Warren
Spouse:  B.E. Kyle

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 1, 1968
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Martha Warren Pope of Jackson, Mississippi.

Children:  Robert E. Koehm of Jackson, Mississippi

Grandchildren:  Janice Koehm

Biography

Mrs. Kyle’s husband passed away on December 24, 1953.

Mrs. Kyle was employed in the Millinery Department of Cain Sloan Department Store and  was a member of Glendale Baptist Church.

Ida Kyle
May 24, 1896 – January 10, 1976
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Alexandria, Tennessee
Parents:  William Barton Kyle and Callie Granstaff Kyle
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 24, 1966
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings: E.W. Kyle of Alexandria, H. Clay Kyle of Monroe, Louisiana, and Kate Kyle Scott of Old Hickory, Tennessee.

Niece:  Corinne Howell of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Kyle was a member of Edgehill Baptist Church

Edith Alice Dall Legler
November 8, 1890 – November 21, 1971
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  London, England
Parents:  Thomas Naylor Dall and Alise Whale Dall
Spouse:  Joseph Charles Legler

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home May 27, 1970
Burial Site:  Mount Oliver Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

When Mrs. Legler was a child, her family moved to Denver, Colorado.  She was educated in Denver public schools.  Mrs. Legler’s father passed away when she was sixteen years old.  Her husband passed away on July 14, 1961.

Mrs. Legler moved to Nashville, Tennessee from Denver, Colorado in 1918.  She was a longtime member of the Episcopal Church of the Advent.

Minna Lee Scott Lipscomb (Minnie)
June 25, 1884 – July 19, 1970
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Hartsville, Tennessee
Parents:  R.W. Scott and Emily Vance Scott
Spouse:  John Moseby Lipscomb

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 12, 1965
Burial Site:  Birmingham, Alabama

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. A.L. Woods of Hartsville, Tennessee

Children:  John M. Lipscomb of San Deigo, California and Mrs. Daniel Braddock, Sr. of Bombay, India

Grandchildren:  Daniel Braddock, Jr. and John L. Braddock.

Biography

Mrs. Lipscomb’s husband passed away on December 22, 1945.

She became a member of the Methodist Church at the age of eleven and attended services at Highland Avenue Methodist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.  Mrs. Lipscomb resided in Birmingham until her admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Anna Marie Thoni Mclntyre
June 3, 1880 – June 10, 1975
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Davidson County, Tennessee
Parents:  John Thoni and Mary Madgline Zopfi Thoni
Spouse:  Thomas S. McIntyre

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 4, 1966
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Step-Children:  Thomas M. McIntyre of Nashville, Tennessee

Nephews:  William T. Thoni of Nashville, Tennessee and Ronald Neal Petty

Nieces:  Ruby Thoni Cloud, and Elizabeth Thoni Petty, both of Nashville, Tennessee; Amelia Thoni Wells of Antioch, Tennessee; and Madeline Thoni Nichols

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. McIntyre were married on April 22, 1922 in Nashville, Tennessee.  Mr. McIntyre was president of McIntyre Floral Company before it was sold to Geny’s Floral Company.  Mr. McIntyre passed away on April 8, 1876.

Mrs. McIntyre was a lifelong member of the First United Church Evangelical and Reform and was a 50-year member of Edgefield Chapter No. 289 of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Emily Hayes Martin
April 1, 1893 – July 24, 1979
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Dr. William Wallace Martin and Elizabeth Hayes Martin
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 24, 1958
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Cousins:  Mrs. Clifton Forde, Mrs. Jack McAllister, Mrs. Frank Blair, and Mrs. John White

Biography

Miss Martin owned the copyrights to “Reconstruction of the Bible” both Old and New Testaments as written by her father, a former Professor at Vanderbilt University.  She was employed by Curtis Circulation Company as a magazine salesperson.  Miss Martin  was a member of Christ Church and later a member of Brentwood Methodist Church.

Florence Williams Moore
July 7, 1890 – August 16, 1970
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Oliver Percival Williams and Mattie Bradley Williams
Spouse:  Hugh A. Moore

Reside in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 23, 1962
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Nephew:  Colonel Herman O. Freeman, US Army, of Aberdeen, Maryland

Biography

Mrs. Moore was one of two siblings having one brother.  Mr. and Mrs. Moore were married in 1914.  Her husband was a local grocer and real estate holder.  Mr. Moore passed away on April 12, 1960.

Mrs. Moore was educated in Nashville public schools and lived in Nashville most of her life.  She was a member of the Ladies Hermitage Association and the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities.  Mrs. Moore was a charter member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and later transferred her membership to Downtown Presbyterian Church.  She was well known as creator and designer of Moore’s Better Made Doll Clothes which were sold locally.  She had also done some portrait painting and much still-life work in oils.

Belle Green Murdock
December 11, 1883 – January 4, 1978
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Lewisburg, Tennessee
Parents:  Andrew Jackson Green and Sarah Margaret West Green
Spouse:  Hiram Alford Murdock

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 31, 1959
Burial Site:  Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. J.N. Lawrence of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Sophia Barnett of California, and one brother Neil Green of Preston, Georgia.

Niece:  Margaret Lawrence of Las Cruces, New Mexico

Nephew:  H. Moss Green of Lewisburg, Tennessee

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. Murdock were married in Lewisburg, Tennessee.  He passed away on August 10, 1945.

Mrs. Murdock was a lifelong member of Blakemore Methodist Church.

Cora Etta Neely
September 3, 1878 – August 17, 1972
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Hillham, Tennessee
Parents:  Isaac B. Neely and Mary Graham Lee Neely
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 17, 1967
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Nieces:  Mrs. Earl C. Parker of Nashville, Tennessee; Mrs. R.L. Freeman of Clarksville, Tennessee; Mrs. Arvis Cook and Mrs. Carlis Langford both of Albany, Kentucky; and  Mrs. Al Van Steenbergh of San Bernardino, California

Nephews:  Robert C. Stanton of Dallas, Texas; Charles Carlock and Carey Carlock, both of Livingston, Tennessee; and Paul Bullock of Allred, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Neely was one of two siblings, having one sister.  She was a lifelong member of Belmont Methodist Church.

Minnie Rebecca Lee Parrish
September 6, 1884 – October 10, 1978
Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  R. Hayden Lee and Francis Algier Lee
Spouse:  Dr. Henry Burton Parrish

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home August 13, 1962
Burial Site:

Family References

Great-Grandparents:  William Gilbreath and Isabella Hutchison Gilbreath

Grandmother:  Rebecca Gilbreath Lee

Great Uncle:  Thomas Jefferson Gilbreath

Siblings:   R. Francis Lee, Dr. John M. Lee, both of Nashville, Tennessee and Mrs. C.R. Mullins of Newbern, Tennessee

Children:  H. Burton Parrish, Jr. of Nolensville, Tennessee

Biography

Dr. and Mrs. Parrish were married on September 6, 1904 in Nashville, Tennessee Reverend John R. Stewart  performed the ceremony.  Mr. Parrish passed away in August 1934.

Mrs. Parrish was member of West Side C.P. Church prior to transferring her membership to McKendree Methodist Church on March 24, 1963.

Sue Rippy Patterson

August 21, 1883 – June 4, 1974
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Ennis, Texas
Parents:  George S. Patterson and Lee V. Forrest Patterson
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 9, 1961
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  E.B. Patterson of Memphis, Tennessee, J.C. Patterson of Waco, Texas, Mulkey Patterson of Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. M. Leo Rippy of Nashville, Tennessee.

Nephew:  Leo Rippy, Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee

Nieces:  Virginia Riley of Memphis, Tennessee, and Virginia Sue Wilson of Huntsville, Alabama

Biography

Miss Patterson was a longtime member of McKendree Methodist Church.

Julia Erickson Peterson
December 25, 1889 – Unknown
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Minnesota
Parents:  Holver Erickson and Annie Erickson
Spouse:  Ed Peterson

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 6, 1968
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Lena Broiles of Christiana, Tennessee.

Biography

Mrs. Peterson was one of three siblings, having two sisters.  One of her sisters passed away in 1920.  Mrs. Peterson’s husband passed away on December 2, 1964.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Peterson withdrew from The Old Woman’s Home on July 18, 1972 to live with her sister, Mrs. Broiles, in Christiana, Tennessee.

Brenda Bell Phillips
April 15, 1877 – December 27, 1979
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Fayetteville, Tennessee
Parents:  Paris Dooly (Dick) Bell and Mary Letitia Metcalfe Bell
Spouse:  Arthur A. Phillips

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 5, 1959
Burial Site:

Family References

Cousins:  Felicia Metcalfe of Sarasota, Florida, Virginia Metcalfe of Fayetteville, Tennessee

Nieces:  Mary Cornelia Whitaker of Tampa, Florida and Virginia Newman Silvertooth of Sarasota, Florida

Great-Nephew:  Judge Lynn Newman Silvertooth of Sarasota, Florida.

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. Phillips were married on October 4, 1913 in Madisonville, Kentucky.  Mr. Phillips passed away on February 17, 1919.

Mrs. Phillips was employed as a secretary.  She was a member of Natchez Trace Church of Christ.  Mrs. Phillips enjoyed painting as a hobby.

Mrs. Phillips lived to the age of 102 and was the oldest resident of The Old Woman’s Home at that time.

Memories of Our Ladies

Mrs. Winnie Collins, a Matron of  The Home, described Mrs. Phillips as “a very feminine lady who enjoyed painting pretty pictures“.

Caroline Lucille Cox Smith
July 5, 1894 – July 2, 1973
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Lebanon, Tennessee
Parents:  James Thomas Cox and Mary Ann Cox
Spouse:  Clarence B. Smith

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 17, 1966
Burial Site:  Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon, Tennessee

Family References

Nieces:  Kathy White and Margie White, both of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. Smith were married on November 20, 1912 in Watertown, Tennessee.  Mr. Smith  passed away on January 18, 1951.

Mrs. Cox was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Franklin, Tennessee.

Lelah Thomas Stewart
November 7, 1875 – May 11, 1971
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Shelbyville, Tennessee
Parents:  Thomas G. Stewart of DeKalb County, Alabama and Esther Clayton Stewart of Cedar Bluff, Alabama
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 16, 1941
Burial Site:  Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Stewart was a longtime member of M.E. Church South and later attended services at Blakemore Methodist Church.  She was employed as a companion to Mrs. C.N. Rice, Sr.

Several of the residents of The Home, including Miss Stewart, volunteered with the Davidson County Anti-Tuberculosis Association.

Elizabeth Mae Hilliard Summitt
June 4, 1886 – July 2, 1975
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Kentucky
Parents:  John M. Hilliard and Laura Gaimaus Hilliard
Spouse:  James Geddes Summitt

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 31, 1964
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Mrs. Frank Syms of Revera Beach, Florida

Grandchildren:  Susan Summitt Whorlaw of Crestwood, New York

Biography

Mrs. Summit was born on a farm in Kentucky .  Mr. and Mrs. Summitt were married on May 24, 1903.  Mr. Summitt was a purser of the Leviathan.

Mrs. Summitt was a member of Christ Church Episcopal.

Memories of our Ladies

Mrs. Summitt was described by her son-in-law in a letter to Mrs. W.P. Kirkman, member of the Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home, as “a very independent person”.

Fannie Martin Thompson
July 31, 1876 – May 26, 1974
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Sumner County, Tennessee
Parents:  Robert A Thompson and Elizabeth Young Thompson
Spouse:

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 30, 1968
Burial Site:

Family References

Nephews:  John A. Soper and Franklin Soper both of Nashville, Tennessee

Cousins:  Dr. Joseph C. Read and Dr. Ben S. Read, both of Atlanta, Georgia

Biography

Miss Thompson moved to Nashville, Tennessee with her family in 1907.  She graduated from Howard College in Gallatin, Tennessee and was employed as a librarian for thirty-seven years.  Miss Thompson was a cataloger for Joint University Libraries.  She was a member of the American Library Association, the Tennessee Library Association, and the Nashville Library Club.  Miss Thompson was a lifelong member of West End United Methodist Church and at the time of her death was the oldest member of the church.  She attended the Women’s Bible Class and the Women’s Society of Christian Service.

Miss Thompson took her first plane trip in 1970, at the age of 94 to visit her cousins in Atlanta, Georgia.  She continued to read extensively, sew her own clothes, and garden until her death.  She insisted on conducting her own business affairs and often took a bus downtown to First American National Bank as she had done for years although a branch bank had been constructed on West End Avenue.

Memoires of Our Ladies

Mrs. Elva Miller, a longtime friend of Miss Thompson, described her as “a gentlewoman of the old school.  She had such an inquiring mind.  She was interested in politics, the space program, and really anything that came along.”

Daisy Cleveland Tulloss
September 23, 1873 – February 6, 1971
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Rockford, Alabama
Parents:  Robert Walter Cleveland and Elizabeth Porter Cleveland
Spouse:  William Watson Tulloss

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 15, 1951
Burial Site:  Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Larkin Cleveland of De Funiak Springs, Florida.

Step-Children:  Joe J. Tulloss of Franklin, Tennessee

Grandchildren:  Joe J. Tulloss of Franklin, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Tulloss’ husband passed away on March 11, 1926.  They had one daughter.

Mrs. Tulloss was a longtime member of the First Methodist Church in Franklin, Tennessee.

In April 1970, Mrs. Tulloss invited Mrs. John Woodward, President of the Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home,  to her room and after closing the door, showed Mrs. Woodward a moneybelt that she wore and in which she had saved $100.  Mrs. Tulloss gave it to The Old Woman’s Home as a gift.

Louise Alice Faust Turner
August 26, 1892 – May 9, 1979
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Lebanon, Tennessee
Parents:  Joseph W. Faust and Susie McKee Faust
Spouse:  Frank H. Turner

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 26, 1971
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. W.L. Bainbridge, Sr. and Beulah C. Faust Brandon, both of Nashville, Tennessee.

Children:  Mrs. Polly Rawls of Nashville, Tennessee

Grandchildren:  Emily Phifer of Atlantis, Florida.

Nephew:  W.L. Bainbridge, Jr.

Biogrpahy

Mrs. Turner was one of four siblings, having one brother and two sisters.  One sister, Mrs. Brandon was also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home.  Mrs. Turner’s husband passed away on July 10, 1955.

Mrs. Turner was a lifelong member of Belmont Methodist Church.

Mary Hall Tyer
February 13, 1878 – April 6, 1973
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  College Grove, Tennessee
Parents:  Henry White Hall and Isabel Haley Hall
Spouse:  George Percy Tyer

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 26, 1963
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Nephews:  Richard T. Morrison of Nashville, Tennessee and Edwin A. Morrison of Dallas, Texas

Biography

Mrs. Tyer’s husband passed away on January 26, 1963.

She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home, Mrs. Tyer was friends with Mary Guerrant Bibb Ransom, a resident of The Old Woman’s Home.

Isadora (Iana) Maltby Webster
July 17, 1882 – October 22, 1979
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Bay City, Michigan
Parents:  Alvin Maltby and Alzina M. Moran Maltby
Spouse:  Ernest E. Webster

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 11, 1965
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Dorothy Maltby and Mary Betsy Waddle of Boulder, Colorado

Children:  Dorothy Webster and Maltby Webster

Grandchildren:  Jennie Murphy of Bedford, Massachusetts

Biography 

Mrs. Webster was born as Iana Maltby.  She was one of eight children.  Around the turn of the century, the Maltby family moved to Jackson Mississippi, where she fell in love with the South.  The local chapter of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution made her an honorary member in spite of the fact that “her Yankee heritage precluded any possibility of being otherwise qualified for acceptance“.  She also fell in love with a gentleman by the name of Isadora who did not meet the general approval of the Maltby family to the extent that they would not give their consent to the marriage.  So, she had her name legally changed to Isadora, which she used throughout her life.

Mrs. Webster attended Quincy Mansion School at Wollaston Park (near Boston, Massachusetts).   She obtained a teaching certificate in 1913 for the State of Mississippi and she and her sister, Dorothy, introduced many innovative and sometimes controversial (but effective) teaching methods in Mississippi schools.  In one such instance, they introduced horseback riding during the mid-day lunch period, while in another Isadora was far ahead of her time in teaching spelling with the aid of song and dance, which was not only effective but fun for her students.

She met and married Ernest Webster, who “captured her heart with his Scotch/Irish wit and confidence”, in 1915.  They made their home in Nashville, Tennessee.  Included among her activities was a church school class of girls at Grace Baptist Church and volunteering as a helper in the American Red Cross.  She was a member of several Nashville clubs including:  The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiques and the Rutledge Magazine Club.  Mrs. Webster was a member of Blakemore United Methodist Church.  She acted as a nurse for many years for her husband after he lost his health following a major stroke.  Mr. Webster passed away in 1942.

Mrs. Webster was remembered as kind and loving to all those she knew.

Maude Bush Welburn
September 7, 1883 – December 17, 1975
Marital Status:  Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  William C. Bush and Lizzie Herbert Bush
Spouse:  Allan D. Welburn

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home April 16, 1968
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings: Lera Bush Moore, who was also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home, and Agatha Bush Read of Commerce, Georgia.

Biography

Mrs. Welburn’s husband passed away on January 11, 1955.

She was a charter member of Belmont Methodist Church.

Nora E. Frank White
May 12, 1895 – April 30, 1977
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Maury County, Tennessee
Parents:  James Frank and Elizabeth Hardison Frank
Spouse:  John Thomas White (Jack)

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 16, 1960
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Nieces:  Mrs. Clarence Campbell of Nashville, Tennessee, Mrs. Douglas Sands of Wetumpka, Alabama, Mrs. C.E. Hardison of College Grove, Tennessee

Nephew:  Carl W. Pinkston of Columbia, Tennessee

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. White were married on October 1, 1921 in Columbia, Tennessee.  Mr. White passed away on April 17, 1953.

Mrs. White became a member of Inglewood Baptist Church in 1927.

Lillian Eugene Easley Winfrey
May 6, 1899 – August 31, 1979
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Centerville, Tennessee
Parents:  John Lee Easley and Ida Beatrice Duncan Easley
Spouse:  William Bate Winfrey

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in March 1975
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Sarah Jean Beckham of Escondido, California

Grandchildren:   Timothy Beckham of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nephew:  Henry Downs of Hendersonville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Winfrey was one of two siblings, having one sister.  Mr. Winfrey was a policeman, who passed away on May 5, 1966.

Mrs. Winfrey was a longtime member of Tulip Street Methodist Church.

The references on her application for admission to The Old Woman’s Home included Horace Bass, Welfare Commissioner and the Honorable Richard Fulton.

Except from a letter to Mr. Berry Holt III, attorney for The Old Woman’s Home from Mrs. Winfrey’s daughter, Sarah Jean Beckham:  “The Home and all it’s employees are tremendous.  I will be eternally grateful for their attendance to my mother’s needs and their efforts to make her as comfortable as possible.  Everyone was so lovely to her and to the members of her family.”

Nell Jane Powell Young
March 9, 1894 – March 3, 1977
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  St. Joseph, Tennessee
Parents:  James Buchanan Powell and Nancy Reynolds Powell
Spouse:  Joe William Young

Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 8, 1973
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Ann Powell Gleaves of Nashville, Tennessee

Children:  Joe William Young, Jr. of Memphis, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Young was one of eight siblings.   Her husband passed away on September 21, 1968.

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