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Nashville Globe
January 25, 1907
pg. 6

  • Mr. and Mrs. Alex Primm, of 68 Donelson street, entertained at dinner Sunday in honor of their sister, Mrs. Lee Fate. The table was laden with the delicacies of the season. Those present were Mrs. Ed Nesby and Mr. James Madison Primm. The guests retired to the sitting room where they were highly entertained by the following young ladies; Miss Mary E. Nesby, Maggie A. Beard and Kate G. Berry.
  • Miss Willie L. Allen, who recently left for Chicago, Ill., on account of the illness of her aunt, is expected home in two weeks.
  • Mrs. Battle lost her sister, Mrs. Rosa Burton, last Sunday.
  • Mrs. Jennie Nelson, who has been very sick, is reported better at this writing.
  • The many friends of Mr. Edward Kelly, who reside in North Nashville, will regret to learn of the serious injury which he received recently to one of his eyes. His eye is so afflicted as the cause the entire loss of sight.
  • Mr. Henry Osborne, of Gallatin, was a recent visitor to the city.
  • Mrs. Eliza Battle of South Nashville, who has spent quite a time with her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Bryant, of Sixth avenue, North, has returned home.
  • The marriage of Miss Izora Gray, of Crawfordsville, Ind., formerly of this city took place last Monday evening. Miss Lula Outen, also of Indiana, was the maid of honor.
  • Miss Wilodean Jones, of Third avenue, North, has been somewhat indisposed
  • Mrs. Scott, of Sixth avenue, North, is very much indisposed.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Felix Buchanon, fomerly of East Main street, have moved to Sixth avenue, North.
  • Mrs. Ed Nesby, of Hamilton avenue, entertained a limited number of her friends at dinner Monday. A tempting two-course menu was served. Those present were Mrs. Lizzie G. Ridley, Mrs. Lucy Brown, Mrs. Anna Montague, Mrs. Lee Pate and Mrs. Alex Primm.
  • Miss Pearl Brooks spent Sunday with Miss Gertrude Lewis, of First avenue, North.
  • Mrs. Dora Moor, of St. Louis, Mo., is visiting Mrs. Blanch Gleves, of 254 Fillmore street.
  • Miss Georgia Shelby, of Fourth avenue, South, has returned to her work at the Baptist Publishing House.
  • Miss Mary A. Dunson, of Ninth avenue, North is suffering from the effects of cold.
  • Mr. Wymon Brady, representative of the Nashville Globe, spent Sunday in Murfreesboro, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Brady.
  • There is to be given at Pleasant Green Church, Monday evening, Jan. 28, one of the most promising concerts ever worked up by the choir.
  • Mrs. Ann Collins, of Cedar street, who some months ago was stricken with paralysis, is still very sick.
  • Miss John D. Thompson, of Nashville, Tenn., has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. M. L. Brown, of Pratt City. She was entertained Friday by a number of the Birmingham citizens. Among the number was Mr. Lucius Foreman Jeweler, Miss A.I. Purcell and Miss J. Bradford. Miss Thompson is very much pleased with her stay in the city — The Birmingham Reporter
  • Miss Carrie B. Page, who has been the guest of her brother, Walter Page, of Murfreesboro, has returned to the city. She will leave Thursday for Franklin.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shannon entertained at their residence, 1285 Third avenue, South, Monday night, Jan. 13. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Ben Reeves, Mr. and Mrs. Scaled, Dr. D.B. Miller, Miss Mary Page, Dr. Kershaw, Miss Hattie Cantrell, Mrs. Narcissa Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Prim and Mrs. Lawrence. Music was furnished by Mr. Clark and Mr. Shelton. At ten, they retired to the dining room and were served salmon salad, cheese, crackers, fruits cream, cake and wine.
  • Mrs. Jesse Smith, formerly of Nashville, but now of Louisville, Ky., is in the city on business matters. She will probably remain about two or three weeks.
  • Mr. T. W. Maddux, of Normal, Ala., is in the city the guest of his brother, Mr. J.C. Maddux of Kayne avenue Baptist Church, preached a soul-stirring sermon at 11 o’clock last Sabbath.
  • Mr. Unphrus Maddux, of Ivory street, is seriously ill.
  • Rev. J. H. Lawrence, of Chicago, Ill., is in the city visiting his brother, Rev. E. M. Lawrence, of 1027 Thirteenth avenue, South.
  • The Willing Workers Club, of Kayne Avenue Baptist Church, will meet Monday night at the resident of Mrs. Lucy Amos, of Overton street.
  • Mr. E. G. Lawrence, of Ament street, who has been slightly disable, is able to be up again.
  • Mrs. Annie Dillahunty, of Edgehill avenue, who has been sick for some time, died last Saturday evening at six o’clock. The funeral services were held at Kayne Baptist Church. Revs. J.C. Harding, Green Thompson, J. L. Harding and the pastor officiating.
  • Mr. W. A. Anderson entertained in honor of Mr. T.W. Maddux last Wednesday night. Those present: T.W. Maddux, A.A. Underwood, P. Perkins, David Nelson, A.L. Anderson, J.W. DeWees, —- Britt and —- Williams.
  • Mr. T. G. Ewing spent last week in Lebanon, Tenn., attending to some very important cases in which he was attorney for the defendant. It is said he won his three cases with all ease.
  • Rev. W. D. Chappell is back from the Bishops’ Council
  • Rev. C. H. Clark will occupy his pulpit on Sunday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church after an absence of several weeks in Savannah, Ga.
  • Rev. Wm. Buckam left Thursday for Bowling Green, Ky., where he spoke Thursday and Friday night.
  • Mrs. Prince Ella V. Willams-Abrams, of Houston, Tex., is contemplating a visit to Nashville in the near future while en route East.
  • Little Marie McKinney Singleton, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Singleton, has been very sick with rheumatism for several days, but is improving slowly.
  • Rev. P. H. Kennedy, Superintendent of Missions for the state of Kentucky and General Missionary of the Baptists of the proud Blue Grass State, spent two days in Nashville this week, looking after some new work along Mission fields for his staff.
  • Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Napier left Wednesday evening for St. Louis, Mo., where they will remain for two weeks visiting relatives. Mr. Napier will spend a while with his mother and sister, while Mrs. Napier will remain over a week longer as the guest of her brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Langston.
  • The Fifth Avenue Baptist Church is showing signs of much improvement under the pastorate of Rev. J. W. Gardner, who has only recently taken charge, and who is being nobly assisted by H.M. Barnes, R.L. Woods, and S.L. Owens, the three trustees, who are giving yeoman service.
  • Mr. Elmo Bond, and Mr. Preston Scales, of Murfreesboro were in Nashville Tuesday, Jan. 22
  • Miss Molly Sheppard, of South Nashville, underwent an operation Tuesday, Jan. 22, and is resting nicely.
  • Mrs. Vera Forles Scott, of East Nashville, who has been spending the last three months in Bowling Green, Ky., left Friday night for Chicago to spend a few months with her aunt of that city.
  • Miss Frances Walker left Wednesday morning for Courtland, where she will teach music at the Baptist Seminary.
  • Mr. Joseph W. DeWees spent a few days in Hopkinsville, Ky., this week.
  • Damon Lodge, K. of P., installed its new officers Wednesday night. Dr. J. C. Crawford, G.C., officiated. The following are the officers: C.C, J. W. Blaine; V.C., F. J. Ewing; M of W., Wm. Boger, M. of F., S. J. Chandler; M. of Ex., J.B. Batte; M. at A., R. E. Gee; I.G., Willis Jones; O.G., Ernest McGuire; Trustees: J. O. Battle, A.W. Fite, J. Thos. Turner.
  • The delegates from the various Pythian lodges held a meeting in the reception room of the Pythian Temple last Sunday afternoon and organized by electing A.W. Fite, chairman, and A. A. Bennett, Secretary. All the lodges excepting Harmony were represented.
  • Mr. Clinton and Miss Mary Louise Buchanan, of 81 Fairfield avenue, and a few of their friends gave their cousins, Miss Mary Myrtle and Mr. George Drew, a surprise party last Monday night. Music and games were enjoyed and fruit and cakes were served.
  • Messrs. James Cannon and Will Gibson left the city this week for Weoky [...]
  • Rev. W. S. Ellington, the popular pastor of the First Baptist Church; Spruce street, is suffering from the effects of a heavy cold.
  • Mrs. Lucy Rhodes is now teaching millinery on Thirteenth avenue, South. Any one wishing to take lessons will call to see her.
  • Miss Malissa N. Wims is suffering with her throat.
  • A limited number of persons gathered at the home of Prof. and Mrs. J. B. Battle last Tuesday evening and spent a pleasant time. Those present were Mesdames Mary Cardiman, Laura Reed, Mary Saunders, Misses L.J. Halfacre and J. V. Dixon, Messrs. Randal Hardiman, Taylor Saunders, Edd Buford and Mack Buford.
  • Mr. Geo Gibson is slightly indisposed
  • Dr. H. T. Johnson, who visited the Bishops’ Council, passed through the city Monday en route to the Florida Conference.
  • Bishop Evans Tyree will speak at St. Paul Sunday morning
  • Dr. E.S. Randals, of Clarksville, Tenn., was in the city last week.
  • Mrs. Fannie Dillahunt departed this life last Saturday night. She was a faithful Christian woman and well respected by those who knew her. The funeral services were held at Kayne avenue Baptist Church with Rev. A. Parr officiating.
  • Mr. August Caruthers, of 906 McCampbell street is sick.
  • Miss Bettie Ashley, who has not enjoyed the best of health this winter, is rapidly improving.
  • Mr. Oliver H. Brown, of McCampbell street, is quite indisposed this week.
  • Little Dayton Arabele Hart, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Hart of 1726 Jefferson street, is quite sick with pneumonia.
  • Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Cole, of Thompson street, are in smiles. Little H. C. Cole, Jr., smiles also when he is not crying.
  • Miss Fannie Mai Rhodes and Mr. Ernest Foster were married at Clark Memorial Church at the close of the morning service last Sunday.
  • Mr. S. P. Toney, of 1700 Patterson street, who has been confined to the house by sickness for some time, is able to be out.
  • Mr. William Broyles, who has been at Mercy Hospital for several months, is rapidly improving.
  • Little Merrill Work, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Work, attended church Sunday morning for the second time of his life.
  • Miss Sallie Ezell, of East Nashville, is suffering with neuralgia.
  • Miss Bessie Matlock, of Thirteenth avenue, North, who has been sick for about two weeks, is able to attend to her duties at the Baptist Publishing House.
  • Mrs. Jefferson Martin is sick at her home on Hynes street.
  • Miss Sallie McBride, of East Nashville, is still seriously sick. (Note – she later passed, her obituary was published in the Feb 22, 1907 issue.)

City Items

Nashville Globe – January 18, 1907 (pg. 6)

City Items

  • Messrs. Henry Blackwell, Brady and Andrew Rice Ewing Jr., left Nashville, Tuesday evening, Jan. 15, 19007 en route for Kansas City, Mo., where they remain for an indefinite stay. They will reach St. Louis Wednesday and remain over a few hours.
  • Miss H. Louise Perkins is with the mailing department at the A.M. E. Publishing House.
  • Mrs. John Young is much better after a few days of sickness.
  • Mr. and Mrs. P.D. Streator, of Murrell street, entertained Miss Hadnott, of Tuskegee, and Dr. S. S. Caruthers at dinner Thursday evening January 10.
  • Miss Matilda Johnson, who has been in the city visiting her parents on Jefferson street, returned to St. Louis Monday.
  • Mrs. Jane E. Napier, mother of Mr. J. C. Napier, who is now with her daughter in St. Louis, Mo., has been very ill for the past week and it was once thought she would not recover. Her children were here much aggrieved, and Mr. and Mrs. Napier had already planned to go to her bedside, but they received word this week that she is now slowly improving.
  • Miss Viola Baker, who has been visiting relatives in Gallatin, has returned.
  • Mr. James Harlan, who is in the Pullman service, is visiting his family this week.
  • Mrs. Callie D. House, the National Secretary of the Ex-slave Movement, will leave for Lexington, Miss., and New Orleans, Thursday morning.
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Harlan are visiting their parents of Hendersonville, Tenn.
  • Miss S. Christine Perkins has returned from Chicago after a nine months stay.
  • Mrs. Emma Laws, of 1915 Hermosa street, is convalescing after a brief illness.
  • Mr. and Mrs. T. W. McGavock, of 24 Wharf avenue, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lee, of West Nashville, Sunday.
  • Mr. Jesse Randolph, of Patterson street, who was quite ill last week, is able to be at his work.
  • Miss Martha C. Grisham, of Jackson street, has nearly recovered from the effects of a heavy cold.
  • Miss Mary L. Clark, of Jo Johnston avenue, is slightly indisposed.
  • Mr. Charles H. Burrill, secretary of the Globe Publishing Company, who has been suffering neuralgia, has improved.
  • Mr. R. L. King, of Patterson street, is suffering with neuralgia of the face.
  • Mrs. Fannie McGee, of Decatur, Ala., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Jane Davis, of Bass street, and other friends in the city.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles James, of 193 Fillmore street, gave a dinner in honor of their guests Mr. and Mrs. Radcliffe. Those present were Mrs. Julia Danny and family and Mr. and Mrs. Mary Cole.
  • Rev. E. J. Gregg, Secretary of Christian Endeavor League of Jacksonville, Fla., will speak at St. Paul Sunday morning.
  • Miss Drusilla Hill, of Division street, is on the sick list this week.
  • Mrs. Millie Hale is improving slowly.
  • Mrs. Ellen Ratcliffe is suffering with asthma
  • Miss Mittie Halfacre, of Franklin, Tenn., spent Saturday and Sunday in the city.
  • Rev. E. P. Ellis and Miss Viola Tedford Glascoe were united in wedlock at the home of the bride’s sister, Wednesday night, January 16, with Rev. C. H. Boone officiating.
  • Dr. W. D. Chappelle left the city Wednesday morning to attend the Bishop’s Council, which convened in Kansas City, January 17.
  • Dr. W. H. Heard, of Atlanta, Ga., preached a wonderful sermon at St. Paul A.M.E. Churchlast Sunday morning.
  • Mr. Henry A. Boyd, who has been suffering from an attack of rheumatism, which somewhat retarded his locomotion, has almost entirely recovered.
  • Mr. A. T. Landers, of the Baptist Publishing House, was slightly indisposed a few days last week.
  • Rev. Preston Taylor is out of the city for two weeks recuperation in Florida. Hard work and big business forced Dr. Taylor to take a much needed rest.
  • Mr. S. P. Toney, of 1700 Patterson street, who has been confined to his bed since the holidays, is improving rapidly.
  • Miss Minnie Toney, of Patterson street, will return to school at Normal, Ala., the first of next month.
  • Rev. E. W. D. Isaac, D.D., arrived Sunday, after having spent about three weeks on a lecture tour in the state of Alabama.
  • Mrs. Josie Henderson, of Twelfth avenue, North, is much better.
  • Mrs. Walter Hadley, of Sixteenth avenue, North, who has been very sick is improving.
  • Mrs. Jennie Nelson, of Webster street, is again quite sick.
  • Miss Carrie Bailey, of Chicago, spent the Christmas in the city visiting her grandmother.
  • Mr. Allen Johnson, one of the oldest members of the First Baptist Church, East Nashville, Died last week.
  • All of the services of the First Baptist Church, East Nashville, Sunday, were largely attended.
  • The People’s Mutual Benefit Association, on the East Side, of which Mr. J. Baker is President, and Mr. B. G. Bryant, Secretary, had their annual banquet last Wednesday night at the First Baptist Church, East Nashville. They rendered an excellent program. Refreshments were served. A large number joined the Association.
  • Mr. Earnest Cole was substitute letter carrier on route No. 9 Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
  • The real estate market seems to be in the boom among the Negro population of Nashville.
  • Quite a number of transfers were recorded this week in which they acquired homesteads.
  • Mr. Wyman Brady is the collector of the Globe. He will call soon.
  • Mrs. Garfield Morton, of 5 Marshall street, who has been seriously ill, is able to be up.
  • Mr. Garfield Holbert, of 1027 Thirteenth avenue, South, is much improved but still confined to his room.
  • Deacon O.W. Stokes is very much indisposed at this writing.
  • The many friends of Mr. Stephen Wimms, of Ament street, mourn his untimely death.
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Campbell, of 1031 Ament street, spent several days in Columbia at the family reunion and returned home Monday accompanied by Mr. Joseph Campbell, who spent several days in the city.
  • Mrs. Susan Lowe, Principal of the Tennessee School for the Blind, and Misses M. M. Hunter and Lizzie Wells, two of the teachers, are now preparing the pupils for a drill and exhibition to be rendered when the members of the General Assembly make their annual visit.
  • Miss John D. Thompson is visiting relatives in Birmingham, Ala., where she is expected to remain for two weeks.
  • The Senior “Meds” at Meharry will have to face about two examinations a week for the next two months.
  • Miss Bessie L. Martin has been at Wilson’s Drug Store, South Nashville, for a month assisting during the holiday rush, is home again at 524 Third avenue, North.
  • Mrs. W. A. Plummer and little daughter of Cairo, Ill., sister of Misses Emma and J. DeWitt Shorter are visiting her mother at 1803 Church street. They will remain a week or ten days as Mrs. Shorter’s health is not so good.
  • News has reached Nashville that Mr. E. D. Sielski, a prominent citizen of San Antonio, Texas, met with a serious accident. On going home one night last week, he found a burglar in his house and in an attempt to capture him was shot in the mouth by the thief, the bullet lodging in his throat.
  • Dr. R. F. Boyd visited Memphis, Tenn., this week. It is said that he went to the city on the bluff to perform a difficult operation, having been called by some of the young physicians who had finished Meharry. The nature of the operation has not been learned, but it is believed that it was a major one in which surgical skill was needed as well as experience in the practice of medicine.
  • Mrs. Ella B. McLemore, of Pelham Manor, New York, is in the city for an indefinite time. While here she will be the guest of Mrs. Philip Douglass, of 1206 Jackson street.
  • Miss Henri M. Campbell, of the National B.Y.P.U. office force, who has been ill for several days, is able to be at her desk again.
  • Mrs. M. M. Thorne, of Tremont avenue, is ill.
  • Miss Willie E. Battle continues to improve from her recent illness.
  • Miss Ada L. Harris, of Fourth avenue, South, who has been quite ill for the past two weeks, is able to be out.
  • Mrs. Dr. J. T. Wilson is back from Atlanta, Ga., where she has been for some time at the bedside of a very sick mother, who was left convalescing by the doctor
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