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Meharry Medical College Catalogs & News

The Meharry Medical Library has on its website, PDF files of Meharry catalogs from 1881-1912 (some gaps in the years) for anyone with ancestors who went to or taught at Meharry, this is a great resource to have online! Just recently, the library added PDF files for 1902-1904 editions of Meharry News. The Meharry News publications include information such as marriages, deaths, and happenings for various alumni.

I decided to do some quick looking and found that Henry A. Napier, brother of one of my favorite persons lately, James Carroll Napier, graduated class of 1880 and it is noted that at the time of this publication in 1883 he was deceased. I already know from my research that he died before this time.

Since the catalogs and News cannot be searched as one large collection, you will need to search within each PDF file. What a great resource!


Slaves mentioned in deed

I have this item to share from the book: Dickson County, Tennessee. Deeds Volume 6 (Oct 1820-Apr 1823). As I continue with my Napier research, this was an interesting book to look through. Saw this deed and while not technically Nashville, Dickson is close by, so I post this and perhaps someone will benefit.

Deed from George F. Napier to Samuel Vance and Field Farrar

Indenture made on this 23rd day of April 1821, between George F. Napier of Dickson county, and Samuel Vance and Field Farrar, in which Thomas Claiborn of the town of Nashville, did on the 20th day of April 1821, execute several promissory notes, payable each of them to Thomas Crutcher, for the sum of ninety hundred and ninety-five dollars and forty-eight cents payable at the Branch Bank at Clarksville, another note for one thousand nine hundred and twenty-four dollars.

For the further consideration of five dollars to George F. Napier paid by Samuel Vance and Field Farrar, George F. Napier has sold to them twelve negro slaves named Peter, George, Cajor, Usley, Squire, Joseph, Lucy, Dilcy, Hannah, Little Seisly, Matilda, and Manerva. He binds himself to them for these slaves, in trust nevertheless. and it is understood that if George F. Napier shall pay to Thoma Claiborne before the 1st day of August next, the first note, indenture shall be void, else to remain in full force. It is also agreed that George F. Napier shall continue to have the possession and use of the above slaves, until the time the notes are due.

Test: C. Johnson & Charles Bailey
Signed: G.F. Napier

Deed of Trust was proven in open court at the April term of 1821, and ordered to be registered. — W.C. Jamison, Clerk – Montgomery County Court

Obituary: James Carroll Napier

From the Tennessean – 21 Apr 1940

While visiting the Tennessee State Library & Archives yesterday, I located this obituary for J.C. Napier. napier_jc_obit_tennessean.jpg

Golden Wedding of J.C. Napiers

From the Chicago Defender
October 28, 1928

Golden Wedding of J.C. Napiers: Prominent Couple Feted by Friends on 50th Anniversary.

Nashville, Tenn., Oct 19. — At 6 o’clock Wednesday evening, Oct. 2, 1878, a procession moved down the aisle of the 10th and G. Sts. Congregational church, Washington, D.C. , to the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march, played by the famous billed organist and composer, Bischoff, when J.C. Napier and Miss Nettie Langston were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rev. J.E. Rankin, pastor of the church and author of the widely known hymn, “God Be With You Till We Meet Again.”

At the end of 25 years the blessings of life and happiness seemed so full and generous that a celebration of the event seemed the fitting climax. A silver anniversary was the occasion and friends and acquaintances brought and sent a huge supply of articles of use and beauty.

On Oct. 2 last, though 50 years had passed, Mr. and Mrs. Napier are still youthful in spirit and active in body and in possession of a host of friends all over the country. Because of this large acquirement of acquaintances and friends, as well as a proper appreciation for what had been done for them and a desire to relive those who would wish to give other gifts, Mr. and Mrs. Napier made an effort to “tell the world” all they desired was a handshake and a word of congratulation.” No special invitation was extended, but preparations were made for any who might choose to come and bring this message of good wishes.

But all were not of the same mind, and during the day there were gifts from Mrs. J.A. Myers, Miss Lillian Cashin, Dr. J.A. Napier, the Langston families in Chicago and St. Louis, Dr. and Mrs. Jones of Fisk University, Misses Lucille Jordan, Mattie S. Jones, Messrs M.G. Ferguson, A.G. Price and J.W. Manly. Congratulation cards and telegrams came in profusion from out of the city, including those from Prof. and Mrs. Lawson of Hartford, Conn.; Miss Beatrice Napier of New York; Carroll Napier Langston Jr. of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Binga of Chicago, Mrs. Chavis, Mr. and Mrs. Cheatham. Among the gifts was seen a bunch of new money, which was the gift of the groom to the bride, consisted of 10 new $10 bills, each one bearing the name of J.C. Napier.

Mrs. Napier is a member of one social club comprised of Mrs. Thomas Brumfield, Mrs. H.A. Boyd, Mrs. Eugene Page, Mrs. E.L. Price, Mrs. J.P. Hickman, Mrs. L.S. Headen, Mrs. E.T. Holt, Mrs. W.J. Hale, Mrs. Thomas Talley, Mrs. E.R. Jefferson, Miss Cecile Jefferson and Miss Lillian Cashin, who made the anniversary plant of beautiful yellow chrysanthemums and a bunch of the same blossoms, besides a golden card of congratulations bearing the name of the Congenial club. The members had invited the intimate friends of Mr. and Mrs. Napier and at 8 o’clock they commenced to arrive. A program of old and sentimental <….> music was rendered, refreshments were served, reminiscences were exchanged, much laughter and good cheer prevailed, and at 11 o’clock the good wishers left, having spent a delightful three hours giving joy, happiness and deep appreciation to the bride and groom of 50 years passed.

A novel incident of the occasion was an exhibition of several gifts that had been received by the father and mother of Mr. Napier on the occasion of their golden wedding many years ago. The parents of neither bride nor groom are living. Mrs. Nettie Langston Napier was the only daughter of Hon. John Mercer Langston, who represented a district of his state of Virginia in the 51st U.S. Congress. She is a church civic, state and national worker, president of the Douglass Memorial and Historic association and chairman of the Douglass trustee board.

Hon. J.C. Napier is a national character, having occupied many positions of trust and honor. He is widely known and thought of as being register of the United States treasury. He is most loyal and never permits an opportunity to pass to serve a good cause. He is a lawyer and leading organizer of the oldest bank we have and has occupied the position of cashier from the beginning.

Hon. James C. Napier


Nashville’s first formally educated lawyer was James C. Napier. The Profiles of African Americans in Tennessee text has a nice write-up of his background. As I’ve been working on this blog and researching various people in Nashville history, I have kept Napier in the back of my mind to begin formally researching. I do so hoping that some of the information I provide is useful to others.

So, in light of recently being contacted by someone who may be a distant relative of JC’s, I have now begun working on the genealogy. It is located here. Of course it is still in very early stages, but I’ll be keeping an eye out for the Napier family from here on out.

One aspect I am particularly interested in about him is his grandfather. I found in some sources that his grandfather was of Scottish descent and the founder of Napier Iron Works based in Dickson County, Tennessee. Dickson county is county very close by to Nashville. With a little internet searching, I found that the founder of Napier Iron Works was a man named Dr. Elias W. Napier. Since I had already located JC’s family in the 1850 census, I knew that JC had a brother named Elias W. Well, that would make sense if their grandfather was Elias W! I also found other names in the white Elias’ family that match with names of JC’s family members; for example, Dr. Elias had a nephew named William Carroll Napier, same name as JC’s father.

Then, in using WorldVitalRecords, I found Dr. Elias W. Napier’s will. It was published in the book, Dickson County, Tennessee Will Book, Volume 2 published by Simmons Historical Publications. In the will, he frees a number of his slaves, including “Judy, my seamstress, and her five children, to wit, Fanny, William Carroll, James Monroe, Thomas Benton, and Andrew Jackson.” Looks like Judy is William Carroll Napier’s mom, thus JC’s grandmother. Other family members are also mentioned in the will. I can’t wait to dissect this a little further.

Fisk 1898 Catalogue

While doing some searching on the Merrys, I found that Google had digitized the 1898 catalogue of Fisk University. In it, I was able to find a little bit of new information about a couple of members of the Merry family, in addition to reading that Ida Napier, sister of J.C. Napier, graduated in the class of 1877.

The catalogues of Meharry Medical College are also going online- currently, various catalogues from 1881-1902 are available.

News from Nashville – October 28, 1916

As published in the Chicago Defender

  • R.J. Johnston Jr., A.B., of M.M.C., Junior Med., has returned to Meharry from Panama.  C.A. Wm. C. Lowery and J. Fred Wells, junior meds, are back. W.O. Terrell, junior int., who reports a pleasant summer at Detroit, Mich., is back to Meharry with his “old pals.”
  • E.T. Buford, A.B., Fisk class of ’16, is president of the freshman medical class at Meharry.
  • Dr. J.H. Hale shows the Meharry men some deep points in surgery.   The inauguration of Dr. Hubbard was one of the most historical events of the city of Nashville.  Hon. J.C. Napier presented Dr. Hubbard the keys of Meharry, and announced him president of the institution.  Dr. Hubbard is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn, class of 1876, and has been laboring at Meharry since that time.  He delivered a fine address.
  • Isaac Fisher addressed the YMCA at Lincoln Theater last Sunday at 4pm.
  • Fisk met Walden on the football field last Saturday. 66 to 0 in favor of Fisk. Fisk will play West Virginia Oct 28 on Fisk campus. Coach Welker says that the boys are ready.
  • Mack T. William, Memphis sophmore, has returned to Roger Williams for study.  Mr. Williams is a licensed preacher and one of the best young orators of our race.
  • Miss Annie E. Stapler, South Pittsburg, Tenn., is back at Roger Williams for study. Eugent Tyler, Latin fiend, is back also.
  • The Nashville people enjoyed a heavy frost last Saturday night.
  • R.W. Brooks, Memphis, a graduate of Fisk ’16, is studying theology at Chicago University.
  • Miss Ethel Mayberry, Ruston, La., sophomore, is back to Roger Williams for study.

Dr. Josiah Strong Lecture

Nashville Globe – Feb 22, 1907

Dr. Josiah Strong  – Eminent Divine & Author Delivers Great Lecture to Prominent Colored & White Men of the City

He showed that Christianity under the workings of true service, love and sacrifice would solve all the difficult problems now vexing men.

In the  columns of the Globe of February 15, on the second page, appeared under the caption “Prominent Divine Coming,” an announcement setting forth that through the efforts of Rev. J.H. Currey and Dr. Lamburt, of this city.  Dr. Josiah Strong, an eminent minister and author, of Buffalo, N.Y. would visit Nashville on February 20.  It was desired by these gentlemen that the leading ministers, professional and business men (colored) of Nashville should be given an opportunity to hear this distinguished author.  A Globe reporter was on the scene at 10 o’clock according to appointment.  On arriving he found the new chapel on the fourth floor of the Publishing House of the M.E. Church, South, filled almost to capacity.  The faces of the leading colored, divines, professors, doctors, lawyers, merchants and bankers were prominent.  Dr. J.B. Currey (white), opened the meeting with a few remarks, stating that Dr. Strong was in the city the guest of Dr. Lamburt.  He was suffering some from fresh cold and possibly he would be delayed ten or fifteen minutes, but that he desired that the time should be profitably spent by hearing brief remarks from leading colored men setting forth their opinion of the new move to inaugurate a better relations between the two races in Nashville.  Dr. J.H. Welch, presiding elder of the A.M.E. Church, Dr. Henderson, Dean of Theology at Fisk University, and Dr. R.H. Boyd, President of the One Cent Savings Bank and Secretary of the National Baptist Publishing Board each made brief statements.

During this time Dr. Strong made his appearance in company with Dr. Lamburt.  After a brief introduction by Dr. Curry, Dr. Strong arose andin his clear and cool manner apologized, explaining that he was suffering from considerable hoarseness, but said that if he was going to preach a sermon to the gentlemen present, he would use this text, “Behold, I make all things new.”  Dr. Strong started out by narrating a story, stating that Mrs. Russell Sage had in her possession a letter written by an English lady to a friend one hundred years ago; giving her a description of a trip on a little boat from New York City to Albany and returning, which required seventeen days.  He said that invention and science had made such rapid progress that the Atlantic Ocean could be crossed, the continent of Europe could be entered as far as Constantinople and return in the same length of time.  He said that what was true in the changes of speed and comfort of travel in this county was also true in the new development of all others — wealth, science and knowledge.  He said that a majority of the world’s wealth and knowledge that had been accumulated within the last one <….text missing in between….>

…from the various governments and various nationalities, and yet were huddled together as one family, each depending upon the other.  He showed that the great questions arising were not questions that could be settled by political issues, but to be settled like all financial questions, commercial questions, labor problems, and sociological questions or problems — must be settled upon the Christ plan.  He said that the old theology and theologians had misunderstood and misinterpreted the purpose of Christ’s coming to the earth.  The old idea was that Christ’s purpose for visiting earth was to increase the census or population of Heaven and that his greatest mission, his greatest argument, was to persuade men from earth to Heaven, but that nothing could be more foreign from the teachings of Christ.

He said that this old idea of both the theologians and the scientists was to set forth a theory and then look for facts to support it; but that the new theologian and the new scientists looked for all the facts both in the Bible and in nature, summed them up and then applied the best theory.  And this new theory and new theology had made the world rich in wealth, rich in Christianity, and rich in knowledge.  He said that so soon as each man could be taught to understand his proper relation to  his fellow brother, all these problems would be readily settled, and then, and not until then, would the kingdom of God come.

At the close of his address, Dr. Lambuth arose and spoke of starting to Japan within the next few days to assist in organizing the United Methodist Church of Japan, to be composed of the Methodist churches of the South, East and of Canada.  He asked the prayers of all present for diving guidance.

He also explained that the Minister’s Conference had done all in its power to prevent the appearance of “The Clansman” on the stage in this city a few weeks ago; that they offered to pay the rent of the opera house in full if prevented; that they  had not succeede, but that the efforts to suppress the “Clansman” had awakened a great idea of Christian responsibility among the Christian citizenship of Nashville, and assured the colored representatives that the better element of the Southern whites were willing to join heart and hand with them for bettering their condition in this county.  After which, Dr. Chappelle, Hon. J.C. Napier, and a number of gentlemen present expressed their high appreciation for the visit of Dr. Strong and assured him that they believed this to be the beginning of a “New Era” in the city of Nashville.

City Items

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