Friday, October 3, 2014

Lula Bransford Swiggart, Union City TN, 1900

Lula Bransford Swiggart was the first born of Judge William Harris Swiggart and his wife Mary Ware Fields.    Lula was born in Union City, Tennessee, on August 5, 1877.   I'm not sure if the Swiggarts are related to the Morans but I do know that Judge Swiggart and Charles Henry Cobb had a law practice together in Union City and that Charles Cobb married Marion Moran.  In addition to this picture of Lula we also have an advertising fob from the Bransford Lumber Co which you can see here.

Lula married James D. Porter April 25 1906 in Obion County TN. According to the 1920 Census for Davidson County Tennessee, James was a Jeweler. Lula and James had a son, William S. Porter. James died December 30 1921 in Union City but was interred in his family plot at Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield Tennessee.

Lula and her son William appear in the 1940 Census for Belle Meade, Davidson County Tennessee. William is a bookkeeper at a bag and burlap company and is 30 years old, single.  Lula is 60.  The 1959 Nashville City Directory lists Lula as the widow of J.D. Porter and she lived at 3810 Whitland Ave., Apt. 2.

Lula Bransford Swiggart Porter died on January 8, 1961 in Nashville Tennessee.  Her place of burial is unknown at this time.

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