Monday, February 13, 2012

Wyatt Scrapbook - Easter at Belmont Methodist Episcopal Church

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.

From the evidence provided by other items in her scrapbook, I don’t believe that Laurine Wyatt was a member of the Belmont Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Perhaps she knew the pastor of the church or a member of the choir.

“THE BRILLIANT CANTATA, "The Seven Last Words," will feature the Easter service tonight at 7:30 o'clock at the Belmont Methodist Episcopal Church, South. This is the second Easter season that it has been given in Nashville. The chorus choir of the church is shown above. The Rev. B. B. Pennington is pastor of the church.
Banner Staff Photo.”

  1. The 1930 U.S. census shows a Beecher Pennington, age 43, a Methodist minister born in Tennessee, enumerated in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. Enumerated with him are his wife Mary (age 41, born in Tennessee), son Charles (age 15, born in Kansas), and daughter Clara Louise (age 11, born in Missouri). [Source: 1930 U.S. census, Davidson County, Tennessee, population schedule, Nashville, Enumeration District (ED) 19-53, Sheet 1-A, dwelling 9, family 12, Beecher Pennington; digital images, ( : accessed 8 February 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T626, roll 2241.]
  2. This photograph likely appeared in the Nashville Banner, but the date of publication is unknown.

© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research


  1. This is such great stuff! I worked at Belmont UMC about 15 years ago.

    1. Hi, Sharon, Thanks for visiting my blog! I really enjoyed researching and sharing the items from this scrapbook.