Thursday, October 11, 2012

1897 Belmont College School of Physical Culture

Here's another piece of school ephemera.  This one is from Belmont College's School of Physical Culture and is dated May 20, 1897.  "Miss Moran" is one of the accompanists for the evening.  If I had to guess which Miss Moran I'd say it was Ida Moran.  She was the much more accomplished pianist of the family.


School of Physical Culture
Director:  Miss Anna Pugh Rolffs

Belmont College Chapel
Thursday Evening, May the twentieth
eighteen hundred and ninety-seven
at eight o'clock

Programme

Sextette--Amusement Tyrolienne...................................Oeslen
  Misses McDaniel, Worthen, Avery, Hume, White and Lindsay.

1.  Club Swinging--     Class
   SOLO- Walther's Prieslied........................................Wagner

2. Pantomime-- "Seven Times Three"............................Jean Ingelow
                                     Class.

3. Scarf Fantastics--
    Lolla McKean,     Gertrude Temple,      Minnie Leonard,
       Jeannette Tatum,       Margaret McEwen,
    Augusta Gillman,     Dora Atterbury,    Rebecca Tigrette
                     Margaret Heaslip
   Duet--"La Gitana"............................................................Holst
             Misses Duke and McDaniel

4.  Fancy Club Swinging---
                                   Miss Lindsay.

5.  Attitudes--
   (a) Welcome, (b) Triumph, (c) Listening, (d) Seeing, (e) Pointing, (f) Abhorrence,
  (g) Delence, (h) Horror, (i) Fear, (j) Supplication, (k) Resignation, (l) Admiration,
   (m) Joy, (n) Dancing, (o) Sorrow, (p) Anguish, (q) Prayer, (r) Rest, (s) Imitation,
   (t) Rejection, (n) Boasting, (v) Bashfulness, (w) Farewell.
                                         Class.
      SOLO --"The Swallow".......................................Northrup
                        Miss Ingate.
      SONG--"Schwabian Maiden"...............................Prich
                          Miss Hale

6.  Hoop Drill---
                                Class.
       TRIO--Polonaise.................................................Dietrich
                  Misses Atterbury, McKean and Henderson.

7.  Pantomime--"The Lotus Eaters"...............................Alfred Tennyson
Left Group:                          Center Group:                            Right Group:
Grace Potter                            Mabel Loda                              Gertrud Temple,
Tillie Winkler                            May Dewhurst                          Ellie Mai Porter
Rebecca Tigrette                      Amelia Rector                           Myrtle Rosenfield
                                                 Sue Knox
                                                Elizabeth Russell

Accompanists: Misses Napier and Moran

Virginia Lee Garrett Koehler

Update November 9, 2012 - I have identified the wedding picture for the Garrett-Koehler wedding of  1924.  It can be viewed here.

Virginia Lee GARRETT was the daughter of Finis James GARRETT and Elizabeth Harris BURNS making her a cousin of the Moran's.  Virginia married Benjamin Gund KOEHLER of Nebraska on June 5, 1924 in her hometown of Dresden Tennessee.

Miss Garrett Becomes Bride of Mr. Koehler
A wedding of interest throughout Tennessee and in Washington, D.C., was that of Miss Virginia Lee Garrett, daughter of Representative and Mrs. Finis James Garrett of Dresden, Tenn., to Mr. Ben G. Koehler, of Lincoln, Neb., solemnized yesterday evening at 6 o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal Church at Dresden, with Rev. S. L. JEWELL officiating in the presence of an auspicious assembly.

The handsome new church was artistically decorated with mammoth white chrysanthemums, palms and ferns.  Rows of cathedral candelabra in which gleamed white tapers added a final touch to the impressive scene.


Preceding the entrance of the bridal party a programme of nuptial music was rendered with miss Gerster NEAL of Dyersburg, Tenn., presiding at the organ, Mrs. L.E. HOLLADAY, of Dresden, sang "My Dear," Mrs. James C. BURNS, of McKenzie sang "The Sweetest Story Ever Told," and Mmes. Jas. C. BURNS and Turner C. CANNON sang "Until."  Lohengrin's processional announced the entrance of the bridal group.  For the recessional Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" was used.


The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was beautiful in her wedding gown of white satin made basque waist, bouffant skirt with trimmings of Princess lace and veil of lace falling in graceful folds full length of her court train.  She carried a shower bouquet of Bride's roses and valley lilies.

Miss Reba DOUGHTON, of Laurel Springs, N.C. who served as maid of honor, wore a beautiful model of gold lace over cloth of gold and carried an arm bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums.

Mrs. Irvin A. CLEMENT, of Memphis, attended the bride as matron of honor, wearing a gown of yellow chiffon in straight line model caught at the sides with clusters of handmade French flowers.

The bridesmaids, Misses Elise and Rozelle MAYO and Eleanor McCUAN, wore charming frocks of yellow chiffon trimmed in ostrich and carried arm bouquets of giant yellow chrysanthemums.

Master Edwin REGINALD and Miss Cara COSTEN opened for the lovely bride the bridal gates, followed by by Misses Katherine COSTEN and Mary Lee REGINALD, bearing the pillows for prayer.  master Nathan Harrell MORAN followed, bearing the wedding ring in the heart of a rose.  The little flower girl, Carolyn CANNON, daintily dressed in a frock of yellow chiffon, with gold trimmings, scattered rose petals from a basket of gold in the path of the bride.

Mr. KOEHLER had as his best man, his brother, Mr. John KOEHLER, of Geneva, Neb. Groomsmen were Messrs. B.P. MOORE, Jr., of Memphis, Burns GARRETT, brother of the bride, John JETER, of Dresden, and James C. BURNS, of McKenzie.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents where members of the bridal party assisted Representative and Mrs. Garrett in receiving the guests.

Mr. and Mrs. Koehler left for an extensive bridal trip including visits to Chicago, Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., after which they will be at home to their friends at Cottage Grove, Ore.

The out-of-town guests included:  Mrs. Bartholda KOEHLER and Mr. John KOEHLER, of Geneva, Neb.: Miss Reba DOUGHTON, of Laurel Springs, N.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Irvin A CLEMENT, of Memphis, Mrs. Duke C. BOWERS and Mrs. Georgie WILLIAMSON, of Memphis; Mrs. James J. MILLER, Union City, Tenn.; Mrs. Frank HALL, Nashville, Tenn; Mr. and Mrs. Frank BURNS, of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Sherman PYLE, Ardmore Okla; Miss Gerster NEAL, Dyersburg, Tenn.; Mrs. Charlie COBB (Marion MORAN) Union City Tenn; Mr. and Mrs. James T. BURNS, of McKenzie, grandparents of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. Turner C. CANNON, of McKenzie and a large number of relatives and friends from Martin, McKenzie and Greenfield, Tenn.


I also came across this letter she sent to the Moran family on June 21, 1968, after learning of the death of her cousin, James Henderson Moran III.

21 June
Geneva

Dear MORAN Family

I feel frustrated as I have not been able to reach you by phone-----and kept thinking I could!  So have not written either.  Please forgive, but where is everyone? I have called Dresden, Kansas City, Kingsport and Pittsford, at various intervals and no answers.
















Of course I did not know of Jim's death for a couple of weeks.  ? had seen it in the papers and relayed to me.

At any rate I have been thinking of all of you.  The inevitable catches up with all of us eventually but as long as friends and children of Jim's are left on this earth
















he will be remembered with joy.  Certainly all of you have meant a great deal to me through the years and I do send love and sympathy to each of the dear Morans.

Sincerely,
Virginia



Virginia Garrett Koehler had called Dresden because that's where Virginia Shumate Moran, Jim's widow, was living.  Kansas City is where Nathan H. Moran and his family were living. Nathan was the middle child of Virginia and Jim and was also the ringbearer at Virginia and Ben's wedding.  Kingsport is where James H. Moran the IV was living with his family.  He was the eldest child.  And the youngest child and only daughter Louise Moran was living in Pittsford with her husband Robert Wrisley Atkins.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

ca. 1914 Wayne Oil Tank and Pump Co.Advertising Ephemera

Closeup showing the Agents name and address.
This piece of undated ephemera was saved by Charles Harrell MORAN.  The first thing I noticed was the name L.C. GUNN.

The Moran's are related to the Gunn's through their mother, Sophia Riley Gunn Moran and she had a brother named Lyman Cephas Gunn.




Nashville City Directory 1914
I've highlighted Lyman C. Gunn's name in red.
Using the clues I found on the stationery I was able to confirm that this is the same Lyman Cephas Gunn that is related to the Moran's.  The 1914 Nashville City Directory lists Lyman Cephas Gunn and his wife Sallie as living at 1040 Seymour, the same address listed on the Wayne Oil Tank and Pump Co. stationery.  Which means this signed letter has to have a date prior to August 18, 1914 because that's when Lyman C. Gunn passed away.





Here is side one with transcription:




Wayne Oil Tank and Pump Co.
Manufacturers of
Self Measuring Oil Pumps and Storage Tanks

L.C. Gunn                           Fort Wayne, Ind.
Office
918 Broadway Phone Main 613
Residence
1040 Seymour Ave. Phone Wal 105
Nashville, Tenn.


Conserve Your Interest--Read this Carefully

The Wayne Standard System of Pumps and Tanks for safe and economical handling of Oils, Paints, Varnishes and Gasoline, is equal to any in the market.

We install at actual cost and guarantee perfect installation.  Customer need have no concern.  Turned over in perfect working order--simply give your orders.

Under an arrangement with the factory, can make better prices and terms than any other concern.

On the reverse side of this letter you will find a parital list of users of our outfits, to whom I confidently refer.

More of our outfits in use in Nashville than any other make.

Our outfits are accepted by National Board of Fire Underwriters without penalty on insurance.

Phone or write and our representative will call, demonstrate and make prices and terms.

Outfits displayed at 918 Broadway.  Call and see them.

Respectfully,
L.C. Gunn

Side two with transcription:




Partial List of Parties Using Wayne Outfits in Nashville
T.L. Boswell................................................1313 Calvin Ave.
City of Nashville...........................................(Six outfits)
Standard Iron Company...............................Stahlman Building
Howell E. Jackson........................................2107 Hayes Street
R. Houston Dudley.......................................2314 West End Ave.
Gray & Dudley Hardware Co.......................(Four OUtfits)
Dr. D.W. Blakemore....................................116 Seventeenth Ave., S.
Claude Waller...............................................Care N., C. & St. L. Ry.
Campbell Bros..............................................426 Seventh AVe., S.
A.C. Harsh...................................................1922 Hayes Street
Hope Dry Cleaning Co..................................Church Street
J.B. Richardson.......................................Lockeland and Seventeenth Street
Vanderbilt University................................West End Ave. (Two Outfits)
Cassetty Oil and Grease Co............................City
A.E. Spotswood.............................................Gallatin Road
Linton & Knight..............................................Bellvue
Harris Solinsky...............................................1916 West End Avenue
Volunteer Motor Car Co.................................Broad Street
A.H. Mayer.....................................................2212 Patterson Street
A. Henning.......................................................West Broadway
Kennedy & Stevens.........................................1927 West Broad Street
R.E. Lee...........................................................Flat Rock
Lebeck Bros.....................................................Church Street
E.K. Woodward...............................................Mr. Olivet, Lebanon Pike
H. Sudekum......................................................Seventeenth and Eastland
Nashville Laundry Co.......................................Bridge Avenue
J.E. Cartwright.................................................Gallatin Pike
J.C. Cartwright................................................1501 Acklen Avenue
Max Bloomstein...............................................Church Street
A.J. Joseph......................................................210 Twenty-third Avenue,S
McQuiddy Printing Co.....................................Fifth Avenue
C.C. Waggoner................................................2105 Church Street
C.A. Craig.......................................................2214 State Street
C.H. Brandon...................................................512 Woodland Street
Stilz & Graessle................................................111 Third Avenue, N.
Dorris-Hutchison Auto Co................................Third Avenue N.
The Blackwood Fire and Vulcanizing Co...........918 Broadway
J.J. Martin.........................................................2318 West End Avenue
J.P. Connor......................................................2101 Hayes Street
Nashville Railway and Light Co.........................Church Street, City
W.H. Hartford................first Ave, and First St., West Nashville, City
John A. Haley.................................Twenty-first Ave. and Church St.
Lee J. Loventhal.................................................120 Lyle Ave.
Joe Erskind.........................................................1912 West End Avenue
AND MANY OTHERS