Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mrs. Grover Cleveland, Cabinet Photo, ca 1886

This cabinet picture of Mrs Grover Cleveland was found among the papers and photo's of the Moran familyFrances Folsom married President Grover Cleveland in 1886.  This was a special event because it was the first time a sitting president married while in the White House and because his bride was the youngest first lady to date, she was 22 years old.  There was a 27 year age gap between President Cleveland and his wife.

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. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

1890 Annual Hop Sewanee Corps of Cadets

Fannie Moran was invited to the Annual Hop of Sewanee Corps of Cadets for Thursday Evening, July 3rd, 1890 by a distant cousin, John Martin Gardner.

John Martin Gardner was the son of John Cains Gardner and Virginia M. Martin.  He married Ellender Wilson on May 4, 1905 in Dyer County.  Their children are Virginia Gardner and John M. Gardner Jr.

The pleasure of your company is requested at the Annual Battalion Hop of the Sewanee Corps of Cadets in Forensic Hall.  Thursday Evening, July 3rd, 1890.  University of the South.  Sewanee, Tenn.

Dancing begins at 8:30.
Military Guests requested to appear in Uniform.

2nd Lieut. W.P. Stone, 2nd U.S. Artillery, President
Captain A.S. Cleveland, Texas, Vice-President
Captain W.G. Brown, Alabama, Secretary
Captain J.A. Austin, Jr., Tennessee, Treasurer

Floor Managers.
Captain A.S. Cleveland, Texas, Chairman
Captain W.G. Brown, Ala           Captain J.A. Austin, Jr., Tenn.
Adjutant D.H. Hamilton, Jr. N.C.

Arrangement Committee.
1st Lieut. W.D. Cleveland, Jr. Texas, Chairman
2nd Lieut. J.B. Wilder, Ky.                1st Sergt. G.H. Glass, Texas
Sergt. W.H. Johnston, Ala.                Sergt. N. Heyward, S.C.
Corporal D.B. Stanton, Miss             Dorporal A.G. Blacklock, Tenn.
Private J.H. Haskell, S.C.                  Private E.D. Johnston, Ala
  "  R.R. Moore, Ala                            "   E.W. Letellier, Mich.
  "  J.C. Watson, Fla.                           "  F.C. Fishburne, S.C.
  "  W.A. Wilkerson, Texas                  "  W.H. Philan, Tenn.
  "  Leg. Guerry, S.C.                          "  W.F. Starley, Texas

Refreshment Committee
1st Lieut. W.C. Robertson, Texas Chairman
2nd Lieut. John Lewis, Ala                 1st Sergt. C.L. Glass, Texas.
Sergt. L.D. Hearne, Texas,                 Corporal H.H. Adams, Texas.
Corporal W.E. Wilmerding, Texas       Private F. E. Jones, Ala
Private R.M. Kirby Smith, Tenn.            "  D.L. Miller, Ky
  "  R.W. B. Elliott, Tenn.                       " F.P. Phillips, Fla.
  "  W.E. Coleman, Mo.                        "  E. Sargent, Ind.
  "  S.J. Adams, Texas                           "  J.B. Cannon, Tenn.

Invitation Committee
1st Lieut. A.L. Kirk, Miss. Chairman
Sergt Major C.K. Lincoln, Ark.              Sergt. E.F. Howard, Miss
Sergt. J.H. Elliott, La.                              Corporal G.W. Hodgson, Ga.

Music Committee
1st Sergt. S.B. Ford, La.                          Sergt. W.B. Aiken, Tenn.
Corporal A.B. Hall, Ala.                           Corporal L.C. Thomas, Miss.

We have a lot of Fannie's handwriting and it doesn't look like this so I'm assuming that John M. Gardner signed it himself.