Residents 1980 – 1989 2017-07-07T18:42:14+00:00

Residents 1980 – 1989

The West End Home For Ladies at Vanderbilt Place

Virginia May Arnold
October 5, 1889 – July 31, 1980
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Maysville, Missouri
Parents:  Joseph Walter Arnold and Ida May Finnell Arnold
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 14, 1964
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Georgetown Cemetery in Georgetown, Kentucky

Family References

Siblings: Harry B. Arnold of Bethel, Ohio and Nellie S. Arnold.

Biography

Miss Arnold was employed by the Baptist Orphan’s Home.  She was a member of the Belmont Heights Baptist Church and had attended services there for sixty-two years at the time of her admission to The Old Woman’s Home.

Florence Beasley
October 31, 1891 – January 7, 1986
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 14, 1968
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue, later in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings: Mrs. J.A. Ray of Nashville, Tennessee.

Biography

Miss Beasley was one of four siblings, having one brother and two sisters.  Prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home, Miss Beasley resided in Dixon Springs, Tennessee.

Lorene May Benson
October 22, 1905 – September 6, 1987
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Admitted to The West End Home For Ladies June 26, 1985
Resided in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Benson had one son and one daughter.  She was employed as a school cafeteria worker.

Margaret Elizabeth Bowman
August 19, 1909 – February 2, 1983
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Riddelston, Tennessee
Parents:  W.S. Bowman and Mai High Bowman
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 3, 1979
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Dixon Springs Cemetary in Dixon Springs, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Martha Bowman Barnard, Grady Bowman and W. Dennis Bowman.

Niece:  Billye Barnard

Biography

Miss Bowman was a retired practical nurse.  She was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church.

Eva Lois Kindel Boxley
December 30, 1880 – January 29, 1983
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Purdy, Tennessee
Parents:  V.J. Kindel and Ella Duckworth Kindel
Spouse:  John R. Boxley

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in February 1965
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Great-Great-Great Grandfather:  Governor John Sevier, Tennessee’s first Governor.

Sibling:  Thomas Clark Kindel of Columbia, Tennessee.

Children:  John R. Boxley, Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee

Nieces:  Mrs. Henry C. Jackson of Opelika, Alabama and Mrs. D.J. Cook of Florida

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. Boxley were married on April 30, 1907 at the residence of the Pastor of Tulip Street Methodist Church.  Mr. Boxley passed away on September 8, 1949.   Mrs. Boxley was a member of Tulip Street Methodist Church.

Azile Elizabeth Boyd
December 17, 1904 – December 16, 1983
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Thompson Station, Tennessee
Parents:  Noble Abner Boyd and Cora Aiken Boyd
Spouse:

Admitted to The West End Home For Ladies June 1, 1982
Resided in The West End Home For Ladies at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Boyd retired from Vanderbilt Hospital where she was employed in the Business Office.

Beulah C. Faust Brandon
July 8, 1899 – September 25, 1985
Marital Status: Married

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

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in July 1977
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue, later in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. W.L. Bainbridge, Sr. and Louise Alice Faust Turner, both of Nashville.  Mrs. Turner was also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home.

Nephew:  W.L. Bainbridge, Jr.

Niece:  Polly Rawls of Nashville

Biography

Mrs. Brandon’s husband was employed by the State of California.

Mary Elizabeth Wolfe Brown
November 29, 1895 – November 27, 1984
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 9, 1975
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue, later in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:

Family References

Children:  Mrs. John J. Voynich of Columbus, Georgia

Biography

Mrs. Brown was one of two siblings, having a sister.  Mrs. Brown was employed as a nurse.

Anne Wilson Cardwell
April 18, 1904 – Unknown
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 26, 1979
Reside in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Miss Cardwell had one sister.

Miss Cardwell withdrew from The Old Woman’s Home in 1983.

Susan Elizabeth Davis Carson
January 7, 1881 – July 6, 1981
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Owensboro, Kentucky
Parents:  James M. Davis and Mary Elizabeth Piper Davis
Spouse:  Ernest Carson

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

Family References

Children:  Percy Carson

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. Carson were married on June 7, 1899.  Mr. Carson passed away on September 24, 1959.  They had three sons.  Mrs. Carson was a housewife.  She had been a member of the Methodist Church from childhood and attended services at Glendale Methodist Church.  Prior to Mrs. Carson’s admission to The Old Woman’s Home, she and her daughter-in-law, Genrose Carson, co-owned their home on Crestmoor Road in Davidson County, Tennessee.

Martha Washington Cook
In 1906 – December 7, 1989
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 8, 1978
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue, later in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  W. Fletcher Cook of Memphis, Tennessee, Jack E. Cook of Nashville, Tennessee and Sarah Bentley Cook, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home

Biography

Miss Cook was a member of Brentwood Christ Presbyterian Church.

Sarah Bentley Cook
Unknown – November 10, 1989
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 9, 1978
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue, later in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery

Family References

Siblings:  W. Fletcher Cook of Memphis, Tennessee, Jack E. Cook of Nashville, Tennessee, and Martha Washington Cook, also a resident of The Old Woman’s Home

Biography

Miss Cook was a medical assistant to Drs. Hilliard Wood, Robert E. Sullivan, Phillip L. Lyle, L. Rowe Driver and Fred A. Rowe for fifty-three years.  She was Secretary of The Nashville Academy of Ophthalmology and Oto-Laryngology for fifty years.  Miss Cook was a charter member of the Floral Art Club, member of The Business and Professional Women’s Club and The Altrusa Club.  She was a member of the West End United Methodist Church.

Eloise Eakin Dowe
October 14, 1906 – December 14, 1987
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Admitted to The West End Home For Ladies December 11, 1984
Resided in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Dowe was one of three siblings, having two brothers.  She was employed as a legal secretary.

Callie McGuire Downing
June 22, 1890 – May 26, 1982
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Fayetteville, Tennessee
Parents:  John A. Downing and Lou Ella Downing
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 25, 1965
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Nephew:  Thomas F. Roberts, Jr. of Fayetteville, West Virginia

Cousin:  Durwood McCord

Biography

Miss Downing received her RN degree in 1914 from St. Thomas School of Nursing in Nashville and a degree in Anesthesiology in 1916 from Lakeside Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.  She served as a Captain in the Medical Corps in WWI and later was an anesthetist for Dr. William D. Haggard until her retirement.  Miss Downing was a member of Belmont Methodist Church.

Clara Pauline Feldhaus
June 30, 1904 – October 13, 1989
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home August 31, 1978
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue, later in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:  Calvary Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Rose Feldhaus of Louisville, Kentucky and Lawrence Feldhaus of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.

Biography

Miss Feldhaus was one of four siblings, having one sister and two brothers.  A graduate of Saint Thomas School of Nursing, Miss Feldhaus retired from Saint Thomas Hospital as a Registered Nurse.  She was a communicant of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Audrey Cannon Garrett
July 22, 1902 – Unknown
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home in 1980
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Garrett withdrew from The Old Woman’s Home in May 1983.

Ellen Jane Douglas Jones Ginn
November 5, 1878 – March 12, 1982
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  John Griffith Jones of Wales and Fannie Eugenie Bowers Jones of Nashville, Tennessee
Spouse:  Max Medison Ginn (Maxie)

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 21, 1970
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Extended Family:  John G. Turner of San Clemente, California and Richard Douglas Turner of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography
Mrs. Ginn lived her entire life in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her father was a stonemason who helped build the Capitol and the Ryman Auditorium.  Mr. and Mrs. Ginn were married in 1903.  Mr. Ginn passed away on October 9, 1928.  The couple had no children.

Mrs. Ginn was educated in Nashville Public Schools, Boscobel College and the Nashville Conservatory of Music.  As a child she was a  member of Third Baptist Church, later she was a member of Judson Memorial Baptist Church and finally a member of Belmont Heights Baptist Church.  Mrs. Ginn worked with children in the primary departments of Sunday Schools and with the Women’s Missionary Unions at church, association and state levels.

From 1921 to 1957, Mrs. Ginn served as office secretary of the Tennessee Baptist Convention’s Auxiliary Women’s Missionary Union.  She was also a former recording secretary and did much writing, teaching and speaking for the organization.  She once recalled:  “I had the same desk and the same chair for thirty-six years and I lived across the street from the office until they decided to tear down the building.”

In 1970, when the building she had lived in for so long was torn down, Mrs. Ginn was forced out and at the age of ninety settled in The Old Woman’s Home.  Mrs. Ginn was a guest on Teddy Bart’s Noon Show on her 90th birthday.  In her retirement, she wrote a history of the Tennessee Women’s Missionary Union under the title As I Saw It.  Copies of her book are kept in the office of The West End Home Foundation.

Interviewed on her 101st birthday, Mrs. Ginn attributed her longevity to having led a healthy Christian life.  She joked that her interest in historic buildings, structures her father helped construct, was because “I don’t want to be the only old thing left in town”.

Excerpt from a letter written by Mrs. Ginn to The Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home

“I want to state again that I thank God and you dear people at The Old Woman’s Home for giving me this wonderful place among such lovely and gracious people to spend so many years of my remaining life with.  May God reward each and everyone for their kindness and patience, is my prayer.”

Jessie Florence Gleaves
February 3, 1887 – October 14, 1985
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Hartsville, Tennessee
Parents:  James T. Gleaves and Lena Parrish Gleaves
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 26, 1957
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue, later in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Nephews:  Edd S. Kelly, Sr., Spurgeon Van Deran, Hutch Carlock, and Mack Haley Rowe, Sr.

Biography

Miss Gleaves was one of two siblings, having one brother.  She was a longtime member of Natchez Trace Church of Christ.

Elizabeth (Bessie) Miles Guill
January 16, 1893 – December 30, 1980
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Parents:  Ferdinand W. Miles and Kate Morton Miles
Spouse:  Eugene Gardner Guill

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home July 7, 1973
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Family References

Niece:  Mrs. Joseph W. Higgins of Madison, Tennessee

Nephews:  Dr. Robert M. Miles of Memphis, Tennessee, F.W. Miles III of Knoxville, Tennessee, and James C. Miles of Louisville, Kentucky

Biography

Mrs. Guill’s husband passed away March 9, 1961.  Mr. Guill served in the United States Army.  Mrs. Guill was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

Prior to her admission to The Old Woman’s Home, Mrs. Guill resided in Memphis, Tennessee.

Edith Mae Hale
May 19, 1896 – April 3, 1980
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Tracy City, Tennessee
Parents:  Thomas Jefferson Hale and Timie Angeline Sanders Hale
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 15, 1975
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Nephews:  Raymond E. Hale, Charles E. Hale, both of Akron, Ohio

Niece:  Mrs. Jack Losher of Akron, Ohio.

Biography

Miss Hale was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.  She attended services at McKendree Methodist Church and was a member of the Rebecca Assembly for over 28 years.  She was employed as a housekeeper by Dr. and Mrs. John C. Burch for twenty-eight years.

Lillian Ferrell McGlothlin
February 15, 1888 – December 26, 1982
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  a farm southwest of Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Parents:  Alfred Douglas Ferrell and Loula Wolfe Ferrell
Spouse:  Ernie Thomas McGlothlin

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 2, 1967
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Maude Campbell and Alfred Douglass Ferrell, both of Nashville.

Niece:  Ellen Green of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. McGlothlin was a lifelong member of West End Methodist Church and was a member of the Eastern Stars.

Ruth Mai Deal McNish
August 4, 1893 – July 11, 1982
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Williamson County, Tennessee
Parents:  S. Mack Deal and Sadie Daubenspeck Deal
Spouse:  John (Jack) Green McNish

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 29, 1963
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Niece:  Nancy Ruth Oakley of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

Nephews:  Lawrence Deal of Lyles, Tennessee, and Allen Deal of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. McNish were married on December 13, 1919 at Vine Street Christian Church.  The ceremony was performed by Dr. Carey E. Morgan.  Mr. McNish passed away in 1957.  Mrs. McNish was a member of the Episcopal Church.

Aneska Dodge Massey
January 10, 1905 – May 31, 1987
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Admitted to The West End Home For Ladies September 30, 1983
Resided in The West End Home For Ladies at 2811 West End Avenue, later in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mrs. Otis Garrison, Mrs. Fessey, Mrs. R.D. Sellers, and Larry B. Massey.

Biography

Miss Massey was employed as a public school teacher and was a member of Belmont United Methodist Church.

Fred Lucille Ferrell Meals
November 1, 1885 – January 21, 1988
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 6, 1969
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue, later in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Meals had one brother.  She was employed by the Avon Products Company.

Mary Worthington Milligan
April 12, 1900 – July 30, 1981
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  New Market, Tennessee
Parents:  Wade Hampton Milligan and Katherine Watkins Milligan
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 4, 1973
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Niece:  Becky Craig of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

Great-Niece:  Kathy Craig

Biography

Miss Milligan was employed as a nurse at Burch Clinic and was a member of West End Methodist Church.

Lera Bush Moore
July 23, 1890 – March 16, 1985
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:
Parents:
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home January 18, 1969
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue, later in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

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

Children:  Leroy B. Moore, Tom A. Moore, and Elizabeth M. McGinnis.

Biography

Mrs. Moore had eleven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Coyle Parrish
April 25, 1901 – July 8, 1983
Status: Divorced

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Dr. James M. Coyle and Mrs. Adelaide McCullough Coyle
Spouse:  Lee Parrish

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 25, 1976
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Cousins:  McCullough Partee and Mary Jane Jordan

Biography

Mrs. Parrish was a professional ballet dancer, dancing under her maiden name of Elizabeth Coyle.  Mrs. Keith, a former member of The Old Woman’s Home Board of Directors, remembered seeing her perform at The Hippodrome Theatre in New York.  Mrs. Parrish was lifelong member of the Catholic Church and was a member of the Ladies of Charity, St. Mary’s Villa and the Altar Society.  Her former husband passed away in 1943.

Ruth Adams Potter
April 5, 1887 – January 30, 1980
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Logan County, Kentucky
Parents:  William H. Adams and Carrie Jenkins Adams
Spouse:  George M. Potter

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 21, 1966
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Belmont Cemetery in Allensville, Kentucky

Family References

Niece:  Carolyn Adams of Clarksville, Tennessee

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. Potter were married on November 7, 1911 at Allensville Methodist Church in Allensville, Kentucky.  Mr. Potter passed away on March 21, 1921.  Mrs. Potter was a longtime member of Belmont Methodist Church.

Jennelle Porter Proctor
July 31, 1892 – April 5, 1982
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Albert Wynne Proctor and Rachel Hearn Proctor
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 29, 1972
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  D.Y. Proctor, Sr.

Nieces:  Mrs. W.R. Dean of Madison, Tennessee and Mrs. Earl Johnson of Nashville, Tennessee

Nephew:  D.Y. Proctor, Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Proctor was a member of the Methodist Church from the age of ten.

Martha Thomas Rawls
March 14, 1902 – June 8, 1982
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Nashville, Tennessee
Parents:  Thomas Breast Rawls and Fawn Cullum Rawls
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home September 30, 1981
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Cousins:  Mrs. Paul E. Fly, Ruth E. Collum both of Nashville, Tennessee, and Mrs. G.S. Arthur of Florence, Alabama

Biography

Miss Rawls attended the former Ward-Belmont School in Nashville, Tennessee and Sullens College in Bristol, Virginia.  She was a graduate of Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee and was a librarian at the former Central High School for thirty-nine years until her retirement in 1967.  Miss Rawls became a member of Belmont United Methodist Church in April 1975.

Susan Elsie Morrison Riley
December 23, 1895 – January 18, 1982
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Warrensburg, Missouri
Parents:  William Allen Morrison and Martha Sargent Morrison
Spouse:  Reverend John Charles Riley

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home June 25, 1969
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Children:  Carol R. Powers of Friendsville, Tennessee

Grandchildren:  Ken Powers, Patricia Jennings

Biography

Mrs. Riley grew up in Oklahoma when it was Indian Territory, and her father was the only person in town who could read and write.  Consequently, he was responsible for all the correspondence with Washington regarding business matters such as homesteading.  Mrs. Riley’s mother died when she was a small child, and her step-mother was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian who taught Mrs. Riley and her brothers that illness was a sign of weakness, and one must never remain in bed.

Mrs. Riley had no formal schooling until she was twelve.  For a number of years subsequently she alternated attending school as a student and as a teacher until she finally graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University.  Her husband was a Baptist minister who passed away in 1936.  Mrs. Riley was employed for approximately twenty years as a teacher and matron at the Tennessee Baptist Orphanage, later called the Baptist Children’s Home in Williamson County, Tennessee.  She spent her small salary on “extras” for the children or the orphanage.  Mrs. Riley was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church.  In 1954, Mrs. Riley lived with Dr. and Mrs. John Lawton Shapiro for nearly five years and then stayed with Mrs. Shapiro’s mother for four more years until 1963 when she accompanied her daughter’s family to Germany.  Upon her return to the United States she was admitted to The Old Woman’s Home at West End Avenue (June 25, 1969).

Excerpt from a letter to Mrs. Craig Parrish, Past President of the Board of Directors of The Old Woman’s Home, from Mrs. Elizabeth A. Shapiro

“I believe you have never had a resident more in love with 2811 West End Avenue.  I think Mrs. Riley was happier there than at anytime previously and she was so grateful to be there she tried to help in many ways, especially sewing, as long as she was able.  She invited me to many of the special programs, and she impressed on us always the caring relationship the Board and the Auxiliary had for the residents.”  “Mrs. Riley was probably the most unselfish person we have ever known, and we will always be grateful to the Board for making the last ten years of her life such happy ones.”

Bertha Mai Brown Rohde
April 27, 1908 – June 29, 1988
Marital Status: Divorced

Place of Birth:  Burke County, North Carolina
Parents:  Ember T. Brown and Mary Elizabeth Williams Bown
Spouse:  Henry C. Rohde

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 15, 1981
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue, later in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Corporal Roy T. Brown, a WWII veteran.

Children:  Terri L. Rohde of Ontario, Canada and Linda Meadows of Hillsboro, Tennessee

Biography

Mrs. Rohde was a homemaker and a member of the Lutheran Church.

Eva Alene Travis Sinclair
December 30, 1907 – Unknown
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Paris, Tennessee
Parents:  Frederick Edward Travis and Jennie McCormick Travis
Spouse:  Jonathon B. Gordon Sinclair

Admitted to The West End Home For Ladies December 23, 1987
Resided in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:

Biography

Mrs. Sinclair’s husband passed away on November 9, 1960.  Mrs. Sinclair was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

Rosa Maude Snodgrass
April 13, 1890 – December 21, 1980
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Morgantown, Kentucky
Parents:  Dave Snodgrass and Laura Clark Snodgrass
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home February 27, 1965
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Roy Snodgrass of Rockford, Illinois

Cousin:  Catherine McQuiddy of Nashville, Tennessee

Biography

Miss Snodgrass moved to Davidson County, Tennessee in 1912 and became a member of McKendree Methodist Church.  She was a retired Private Duty Registered Nurse.

Alyne Alice Taylor
July 26, 1907 – September 25, 1986
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Smith County, Tennessee
Parents:  Robert H. Taylor and Mary Morris Taylor
Spouse:

Admitted to The West End Home For Ladies in 1986
Resided in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:

Biography

Miss Taylor was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church.

Iola Delores Tooke Perry Thompson
March 13, 1899 – Unknown
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Trigg County, Kentucky
Parents:  Frank Tooke and Dora Ladd Tooke
Spouses:  C.E. Perry (first husband) and Richard Thompson (second husband)

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home October 12, 1969
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Siblings:  Ralph Tooke, Loyd Tooke, John Tooke, and Mrs. John Stallons, all of Cadiz, Kentucky.

Nieces:  Lucille Tyler and JoAnn Knout

Biography

Mrs. Thompson was widowed twice.  Her second husband passed away on January 25, 1956.  Mrs. Thompson was employed as a private duty nurse and lived in the homes of her patients.  She was a longtime member of Hurricane Baptist Church in Cadiz, Kentucky.

Mrs. Thompson withdrew from The Old Woman’s Home on February 18, 1983 to move to a nursing home in Cadiz, Kentucky in order to be closer to her family.

Beulah Beatrice Trotter
August 5, 1895– June 4, 1982
Marital Status: Never Married

Place of Birth:  Gurley, Alabama
Parents:  David McClean Trotter and Jennie Hughes Nance Trotter
Spouse:

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home December 28, 1973
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:  Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Siblings:  Mutha W. Trotter of Essexville, Michigan, Gladys Nebrig of Richmond, Texas, Ina T. Hill of Sheffield, Alabama, and Ester Trotter.

Biography

Miss Trotter was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

Frances Elizabeth Dean Tucker
October 30, 1891 – October 16, 1980
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Maury County, Tennessee
Parents:  John Pleasant Dean and Cassie Dooley Dean
Spouse:  Horace Olin Tucker

Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home November 19, 1963
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Burial Site:

Family References

Sibling:  Boyd A. Dean of Columbia.

Nephew:   Allen Dean of Portland, Oregon

Biography

Mr. and Mrs. Tucker were married on November 7, 1922 in Columbia, Tennessee.  Mr. Tucker was employed by the United States Postal Service.  He passed away on October 11, 1936. Mrs. Tucker was a lifelong member of the First Methodist Church in Columbia.

Annie Louise West White
February 16, 1905 – December 4, 1984
Marital Status: Married

Place of Birth:  Hampshire, Tennessee
Parents:
Spouse:

Admitted to The West End Home For Ladies March 25, 1983
Resided in The West End Home For Ladies at 2811 West End Avenue, later in The West End Home For Ladies at 2818 Vanderbilt Place
Burial Site:  Harpeth Hill Memory Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee

Family References

Sibling:  Katie B. Owen of Hampshire, Tennessee.

Children:  James W. White of Franklin, Tennessee

Grandchildren:  Jim White, Jr. and Kevi White both of Nashville, Tennessee