Located in Dresden TN, Moran Place was built by J.W. Moran for his wife Sophia Reilly 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.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Remembering Ria Fuhrmann and Nathan Moran
Ria Fuhrmann Moran, Summer 1952
In addition to catching the lovely Ria, Nathan was a great fisherman too!
Though born in Teplitz-Schonau, Czechoslovakia, the Fuhrmann family was German. Today we remember the birth of Ria Fuhrmann who was born in 1926. She was the daughter of Franz and Marie Fuhrmann.
Ria's picture is from the summer of 1952 and most likely taken in Germany. Just two years later on October 1 1954 she married Nathan Harrell Moran of Dresden, Tennessee. The couple were married in Wiesbaden, Germany. Ria and Nathan lived in Japan, Alabama, and Kansas before settling at Moran Place in the 1960's.
Nathan passed away in 1982. Ria left us to join her beloved Nate last year on March 18, 2013. A bit of old world grace and manners departed this world when she passed away.