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    The Jubilee Singers. (1875). Image courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Biographical Profile: George Washington Moore

MOORE, George W •• hlngton, clerCYman;
born at Nashville, TeDD., Nov.
9, 1864: son of William Moore and
Elizabeth Corry, slaves, who were
leplly married after slavery was abol·
Ished: A.B., Fisk Unlv., 1881, A.M.,
1884: B.D., Oberlin Theological Semi·
Dary, 0., 1883: (D.D., Howard Unlv.,
1908); married Ella Sheppard, of
Nashville, Dec. 20, 1882; she was of
the original Jubilee Singers; 2 children:
George S. (M.D.), ClintoD Fisk
R. Began to exhort In little mission
connected with first echool he attended:
preached ID Howard Chapel,
Nashville, 1876: ordained Congregational
ministry, 1877: while In Ober·
lin Seminary past’lred 1st Congregational
Church, Sullivan, O. ; In
charge 3 churches under Ohio Home
Missionary Society, summer, 1882:
pastor LlncolD Memorial Church,
Washington, D. C., 1883-92: professor
of biblical history and literature, How·
ard Unlv., 1887-92; delegate to
World’s Sunday School Convention,
1889, and delivered address in City

MOORE, George Washington, clergyman;  born at Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 9, 1864: son of William Moore and Elizabeth Corry, slaves, who were legally married after slavery was abolished: A.B., Fisk Univ., 1881, A.M., 1884: B.D., Oberlin Theological Seminary, 0., 1883: (D.D., Howard Univ.,1908); married Ella Sheppard, of Nashville, Dec. 20, 1882; she was of the original Jubilee Singers; 2 children:  George S. (M.D.), Clinton Fisk R. Began to exhort in little mission connected with first echool he attended: preached in Howard Chapel, Nashville, 1876: ordained Congregational ministry, 1877: while in Oberlin Seminary past’lred 1st Congregational Church, Sullivan, O. ; in charge 3 churches under Ohio Home Missionary Society, summer, 1882: pastor Lincoln Memorial Church, Washington, D. C., 1883-92: professor of biblical history and literature, Howard Univ., 1887-92; delegate to World’s Sunday School Convention, 1889, and delivered address in City Temple, London, Eng.; began as field missionary with American Missionary Assn, New York, 1892, later appointed supt.  in charge southern church work with headquarters at Nashville. Trustee Tillotson College. Fisk Univ. Republican. Address:  926 17th Ave. N., Nashville, Tenn.

Source: Mather, Frank Lincoln. Who’s Who of the Colored Race; A General Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women of African Descent. <http://books.google.com/books?id=RFZ2AAAAMAAJ>

Biographical Profile: George Sheppard Moore

MOORE, George Sheppard, phyal·
clan: born at NashvUle, Tenn., Sept.
27, 1883: son of Rev. George W. aDd
Ella (Sheppard) Moore: A.B., Fisk
Unlv., Nashville, Tenn., 1906: M.D.,
Northwestern Unlv. Medical College,
Chicago, Ill., 1910: Interne Freed·
men’s Hospital, Washington, D. C.,
1910-11: married Julia Alberta Merrill,
of Nashville, Oct. 13, 1906: a
children: George C., Sarah E., Julia
A. Practiced In Nashville slnee June
1, 1911: professor of mental and nep
vous diseases Meharry Medical College
(WaldeD Unlv.). Republican.
Congregationalist. Member Tenn. Col·
ored Medical Assn., Rock CIt7 Medical
A88n., KDlghts of Pythlas. Home:
10a4 17th Ave. N. Ofllce: 424 Cedar
St., Nashville, Tenn.

MOORE, George Sheppard, physician: born at Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 27, 1883: son of Rev. George W. and Ella (Sheppard) Moore: A.B., Fisk Univ., Nashville, Tenn., 1906: M.D., Northwestern Univ. Medical College, Chicago, Ill., 1910: interne Freedmen’s Hospital, Washington, D. C.,  1910-11: married Julia Alberta Merrill, of Nashville, Oct. 13, 1906:  3 children: George C., Sarah E., Julia A. Practiced In Nashville since June 1, 1911: professor of mental and nervous diseases Meharry Medical College (Walded Univ.). Republican. Congregationalist. Member Tenn. Colored Medical Assn., Rock City Medical Assn., Knights of Pythias. Home: 1034 17th Ave. N. Office: 424 Cedar St., Nashville, Tenn.

SOURCE: Fisk University. Catalogue of the. Nashville, Tenn: The University, 1898 <http://books.google.com/books?id=tfE2AAAAMAAJ>

Murfreesboro Notes (1 Mar 1907)

From the Nashville Globe – March 1, 1907

  • The pupils of Bradley Academy celebrated George Washington’s birthday last Friday, February 22.  A very interesting programmed was rendered.  Those on the programme were Misses Sallie R. Anderson, Vera Lee Coleman, Maggie Eules, Mary and Amanda McClain, Annie M. Prim, Darrow Reed,  Willie Todd.  Messrs. Percy Jordan, Richard Burks, Thos. Lillard, of seventh grade;  Lela Anderson, Laura Meeks and Henry Lee Brown, fifth grade;  Master Charley Howse and Lavada Brooks, fourth grade;  Elizabeth Murray and Whitmore Carney of third grade; Ada Lee Alexander and Burrus Miller, of second grade; Nick Patterson, Betha Meeks and Samuel Rucker, of first grade.  The decorations were of red, white and blue flags.
  • Mrs. Annie Ransom entertained the Ladies’ Embroidery Club Saturday evening, February 23, 1907, at her home.  After the business meeting was over an elaborate luncheon was served by John Ella Bass, consisting of chicken, beaten biscuit, salad, fruit salad, cake and coffee.  Those present were Mesdames Mamie Vaughn, R.B. Meeks, H.P. Scales, G.B. Brady, Walter Page, Horace Mitchell, Misses Nannie Ransom, Beulah Miller, Dilsy Butler, Matilda Green and Elma A. Williams.
  • Mrs. Clara Ewing and Mrs. H.P. Scales are on the sick list.
  • Mrs. Ollie Officer, of Sparta, Tenn., who has been at the bed side of her mother, has returned home.
  • Mrs. Harden is convalescent.
  • Mr. P.A. Bently, of Nashville, Mr. Williams and Mr. Ewing, of Franklin, were the guests of Mrs. Clara Ewing.
  • Misses Nannie and Bettie Keeble have returned to Chicago.
  • Rev. James Moore has returned from Paris, Ky., where he has been carrying on a series of meetings.
  • Rev. D.P. Pearson had a successful rally Sunday, raising $19.00
  • Mrs. Lula McMurray, of Chattanooga, Tenn., who has been very ill at the home of her mother, is improving rapidly.
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