Monday, November 14, 2011

Wyatt Scrapbook - Obituary of Frances Buchanan Bateman

In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.

Following is one of the loose newspaper clippings that was included in the scrapbook believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt:

“Rites for Mrs. Bateman Scheduled Tomorrow

"Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Buchanan Bateman, for many years associated with the millinery department at Tinsley's store, who died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Lee Hanson, 2111 Bernard Avenue, will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Marshall Funeral Home. The Rev. J. J. Ferguson and the Rev. Harry Denman will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

"A native of Vicksburg, Miss., Mrs. Bateman lived there until her marriage, after which she made her home in Nashville. She was the widow of Willis Enoch Bateman who died in 1911.

"She was a charter member of the Rutledge Magazine Club and belonged to the Belmont Methodist Church.

"In addition to Mrs. Hanson, she is survived by her son, Willis Enoch Bateman, of Norfolk, Va.”


  1. I have been unable to determine the title of the newspaper in which this obituary appeared.
  2. Frances Buchanan Bateman was born on 19 January 1880 and died 23 October 1941 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Samuel J. Buchanan and Mary Sherrard. [Source: “Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955,” FamilySearch; digital images ( : accessed 14 November 2011).]
  3. At this time, I am unable to determine what, if any, relationship existed between Mrs. Bateman and Laurine Wyatt.

© 2011 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

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