Monday, September 22, 2014
Craddock Vaughan, Miss Dresden of 1936
This photograph was found in a folder of military paperwork belonging to Bub Moran. She is Craddock Elizabeth Vaughan, a classmate of Bub's.
She was born June 7 1918 in Detroit, Tipton County, Tennessee, the daughter of Joseph Craddock "Crad" Vaughan Jr and his wife Kate Elizabeth Trobaugh. Like Bub's family, the Vaughan's were bankers. In 1936 she was named Miss Dresden and represented the town at the Humboldt Strawberry Festival. She attended Lambuth College in Jackson Tennessee and was a member of the Phi Alpha Mu Beta Chapter. She was also a member of the Glee Club and sang soprano.
Craddock married Martin B. Baker in 1940 and had a daughter named Jeannie. Interestingly enough in 1973 she wed another Vaughn, albeit with a slightly different spelling of her maiden name, John Kimbrough Vaughn. Craddock Vaughan died July 20 2010 at the Bear Creek Nursing Center in Morrison, Colorado.
Along with others from the Class of 1936, Craddock can be found in the group class photo and in a newspaper clipping announcing her title in 1936.