Saturday, June 4, 2011

Carolyn Elizabeth Cobb and Joseph Linton Godown - Marriage

Wedding invitation for Louise Moran and Harrell Moran II to attend the marriage of Carolyn Elizabeth Cobb (b.April 24 1907 d. June 2 1997) to Mr Joseph Linton Godown (b March 25 1906 d. March 29 1992), June 8, 1938 in Nashville TN.  Carolyn was Godown's second wife and was the daughter of Charles Henry Cobb and his first wife, Marion Moran Cobb.  The invitation reads "Mr and Mrs Charles Henry Cobb announce the marriage of their daughter Carolyn Elizabeth" but in reality Carolyn's mother, Marion Moran Cobb, died in 1934 after jumping from a bridge so the Mrs. Cobb mentioned in the invitation would've referred to Cobb's second wife and not the mother of Carolyn.

Virginia Shumate and Butch(?)

On the back, written in pencil and very faded, are the names "Virginia" and "Butch".  This is another image found among Virginia Shumate Moran's papers.

From the desk of Virginia Shumate Moran

We found this in a plain white envelope, one of many items discovered in the desk of Virginia Shumate Moran. b.Jan 10, 1888 d. April 22, 1970    It is obvious that whoever they are, they were precious to Mrs. Moran because it has a glass cover, the frame is tin and the tintypes appear to be soldered into the frame.
Of all the tintypes we've found so far, this is the only one which is in a frame.

Marion Louise Moran and Nathan Harrell Moran

These photographs came from a set of negatives that were found in the Moran home.  The envelope said "The Dawson Kraft-Shop Columbia, Tennessee."  We think they were taken in the early to mid 1930's.

Marion Louise Moran on the steps of Moran home, Dresden TN. born Sept 24th 1923

Garage and workshop behind the Moran home.

Nathan Harrell (Bub) Moran with  kittens on the grounds of Moran Place, Dresden TN. born 1918

Nathan Harrell (Bub) Moran with puppies on the north side of the Moran home, Dresden TN

Nathan Harrell (Bub) Moran with an unknown servant on the backsteps of the Moran home. Dresden, TN

James Moran Godown

This is James Moran Godown, age 3 weeks old.  After doing some research I
believe he was born in 1948 and is part of the Cobb branch

Backside of the photograph.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Four Women

Another little gem of a tintype found among old letters and such

Broken but still beautiful

High atop the Moran home... broken?  yes. Beautiful? absolutely.  Forgotten?  Not in our lifetime.

Mournful Man

We aren't sure who this man is but his image is so striking that I felt he deserved to be the first blog entry.  We think he's from the Shumate side of the family but until we get more information about him we simply call him the Mournful Man.