Located in Dresden TN, Moran Place was built by J.W. Moran for his wife Sophia Riley Gunn. It's a modified design of George Barber's Cottage no. 36 from Book No. 2. Construction began in early 1895 but put on hold when Sophia became Ill and died Oct 7 1895. Construction resumed a few months later. The items presented here are from Moran Place.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Maibelle Shumate Harris, Mother's Day 1952
May Belle Shumate was born in Rockcastle County Kentucky in 1885. She was the firstborn of Nathan M. Shumate and Margaret (Maggie) Adams. Her mother died in 1896 and her father followed her in 1899. After the death of her parents, she and her sisters, Virginia and Louise, lived with their uncle Quincy Shumate and family in Newbern Tennessee. She married Newton Temple Harris of Tarrant County Texas and changed the spelling of her name to Maibelle. She and Temple had five children.
This picture was taken on Mother's day 1952. Maibelle must've been remembering her own mother and father on this date because she wrote the following on the back of the picture:
"This vase, one of a pair my father, Nathan M. Shumate, gave my mother Margaret Adams before they were married in Mt. Vernon Kentucky, 1882. This picture taken Mothers Day May 1952, Maibelle Shumate Harris, Ft. Worth, Tex."