Friday, December 28, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

ca. 1903 Delta Beta Sigma Sorority Tennessee

This photograph of the Delta Beta Sigma Sorority was taken about 1903.  Marion Moran, who is on the back row, second from the right would've been at least 16 or 17 years old when the photograph was taken.  I base that on the fact that she married Charles Henry Cobb of Union City Tennessee in 1905 and would've been out of school.   In addition, Delta Beta Sigma is a high school sorority that was founded in 1903 in Columbia Tennessee.

The names of the girls are listed on the back of the photograph.  I'm assuming the first girl is on the back row going left to right because Marion Moran is listed fifth and she is the fifth girl in that row.  I have no idea if girl seven begins on the left or right of the front row.

1. Annie Hawkins: Swan Lake Mississippi
2. Eva Colmore: Sewanee TN
3. Florrie Faulkner: Helena ARK
4. Dolly Murphy: Greenville TX
5. Marion Moran: Dresden TN
6. Anna Faulkner: Helena ARK
7. Marie Wilsey: Poplar Bluff MO
8. Rose Dickinson: Little Rock ARK
9. Estella Handford: Batesville ARK
10. Mable Vaughn: Birmingham AL
11. Alice Collier: Birmingham AL

Monday, December 24, 2012

Spirit of 1929, Dresden Tennessee

This is a class picture from 1929, Dresden Tennessee.   This is probably the first grade class because Marion Louise Moran was just 6 years old when this picture was taken.  The annotation on the back does not include names of all the children but I'll post the names that we have.

Front row:  Billy Stokes, Charlie Taylor, Carrol Adkin/Akin, Billy Mangum

Second row: Louise Eaves, Mary Sue Baldridge, Mary King Webb, Modeni Puckett, Mary Evelyn Yates, Mary Nelle Garner, Annie Bell Lainey

Third row:  Virginia Brooks, Mavis Nelli Eaves, Mildred Eaton, Dan Smith, Eleanor Estes, Eugene Allen, Telma Terrell, Ida Ruth Moore and Wayne Travis

Fourth row: James Thomas, Louise Moran, James Wharton, Mary Jones

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Library Ceiling Fixture

They don't make them like this anymore.  This beauty is the lighting fixture that hangs in the library at Moran Place.  There used to be one similar to it in the dining room but it was replaced in the 1970's by Nathan Harrell Moran.  The home was built in 1895/1896 so electricity was added in later as were toilets and a bathtub.