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Brentwood Notes – 22 Feb 1907

  • The ladies of Brentwood met at the residence of Mrs. Tom Walker and organized a sewing circle, which took the name of Magnolia.  The following officers were elected: Mrs. Tom Walker, President; Mrs. Eliza Vernon, Vice President; Mrs. Laura Voorhies, Secretary; Mrs. Henry Perkins, Assistant Secretary; Mrs Lucretia Bills, Treasurer.  Much sewing was done, and business was transacted, after which the ladies retired to the dining room and were served a four-course dinner.  The following ladies were present: Mesdames Laura Voorhies, Laura Hunt, Mora Walker, Henry Perkins, Eliza Vernon, Anna Johnson, Susie Hunt, Lucy Clayborn, Lue Finnel, Cora Fields.  The sewing circle adjourned to meet the following Monday at Mrs. Laura Voorhies.
  • Mr.  Hart Battle of Nolensville pike, visited in Brentwood last Sunday and attended morning services at Brook’s Chapel, M.E. Church.
  • Rev. Alex Merrit, of the Primitive Baptist Church, preached at Brook’s Chapel M.E. Church last Sunday morning.  He delivered an excellent sermon and gave good advice to the Christians.
  • The congregation of Brook’s Chapel M.E. Church and community was very much disappointed by not having Dr. E.W.S. Hammond with them last Sunday.  The prominent divine was confined to his home with sickness.  He will in the future fill his appointment at Brook’s Chapel M.E. Church.
  • The Magnolia Sewing Circle met at the residence of Mrs. Laura Voorhies Monday, Feburary 18.  Many members being present.  Much work was completed.  After the business of the circle the ladies were invited into the spacious dining room, where they feasted on the many good things of the season, which the hostess had prepared for the occasion.  The following were present; Mesdames Bills, Hunt, Vernon, Woods, Fields, Walker, Misses Sabie Perkins and Ella Johnson.
  • Mrs. Patsy Perkins, Johnson and Misses Sabie Perkins and Ella Johnson attended the entertainment given by Prince Herman at Fisk University, Nashville.  The ladies were very much pleased with Prince Herman’s wonderful performances.
  • Mr. M.B. Vernon and wife visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Vernon, last Sunday.
  • Mrs. James Finnell is on the sick list.

Brentwood Notes – 25 Jan 1907

Brentwood Notes
Nashville Globe – January 25, 2007
Pg. 6

  • Mrs. Bettie Phillips is on the sick list.
  • Rev. James Finnell and wife, Messrs. Geo W. Voorhies, and Ed. Bills drove over to Pisgah last Sunday evening to administer sacrement to Mrs. Leah Phillips, a sick member of Brook’s Chapel M.E. Church.
  • Rev. Allison Ridley, of Waynesboro, Tenn., preached a very interesting sermon at Brook’s Chapel, at 11 o’clock a.m. last Sunday and also at 7 pm. After the services Mrs. J.C. Crawley presented a very nice Bible to the pastor and members of the Brook’s Chapel M.E. Church, which was highly appreciated.
  • Mr. William Watson, our wide-a-wake farmer, has just purchased a fine farm of 127 acres on the Nolensville pike, making a payment of $1,000 cash, balance on time of 1,2,3 and 4 years. We predict for Mr. Watson great success in his undertaking. We only wish that this country was filled with men of Mr. Watson’s make up.
  • Mr. Whitfield Phillips, of Nashville, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Phillips last sunday.

Brentwood Notes

Brentwood Notes
Nashville Globe – January 18, 1907
pg. 6

  • Miss Idabelle Phillips, of Cane Springs, Ky., visited her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Phillips, last week.
  • Rev. S. M. Utley, of the West Nashville District held his Second Quarterly Conference at Brook’s Chapel M.E. Church, Saturday night, January 12. The meeting was very interesting and the largest attended quarterly conference in this church for many years. Rev. Utley is a man of great ability and presides with such cool deliberation, which has won for him the confidence and respect of his congregation. Rev. Utley states that the Brook’s Chapel is ahead of all the other churches in his District in paying the pastor and other church expenses.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bills, after an illness of about two months were both able to attend church last Sunday and take communion.
  • Rev. James Finnell, of Brook’s Chapel, M. E. Church, is taking a course in theology at Walden University, Nashville.
  • Mr. Rice Ewing, of Nashville, spent last Monday in Brentwood visiting the family of Roden Perkins and left last evening for St. Louis, Mo.
  • Mrs. Laura Spratt is quite sick at her home on the Granny White Pike.
  • Mr. John Armstrong lost a very very fine mare last week, she was only sick a few hours.
  • Messrs. Bell Leek and R. Harper have the contract for widening the railroad track in Dr. Oden’s cut. The nice weather has allowed them to make good head-way with their work.
  • Mr. William D. Vernon went to Tuskegee a few days ago to enter that institution, when they examined him they found he was too far advanced for their grades, so one of the teachers wrote his father, Mr. Samuel Vernon.