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.
In a previous post, I mentioned that I did not think Laurine was a member of the Belmont Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Her scrapbook includes several pieces of ephemera related to the First Baptist Church, located at Seventh and Broadway, Nashville. I believe this is the church to which Laurine belonged.
This first piece is a church bulletin dated Sunday, December 29, 1929. I have transcribed only the opening parenthetical statement and the closing to allow search engines to find the names of individuals.
“(A memorandum of appreciation of Dr. W. F. Powell, our pastor since June 1, 1921, upon his recent decision to remain with us after being urged to return to two of his former pastorates with their congenial fellowship, wide opportunity, less strenuous labor, and larger remuneration.)
The Congregation, by Dr. Hight C. Moore.”
- Dr. W. F. Powell was pastor of the First Baptist Church from 1921-1955. A short history of the church can be found on their website.
- On the 1930 U.S. census, William F. Powell, age 53, born in North Carolina, Baptist minister, is found living at 2906 Ashland, Nashville, Tennessee. His family included his wife Winnie E. (age 52, born in North Carolina), daughter Margaret C. (age 18, born in Virginia), and daughter Francis P. (age 14, born in Tennessee). [Source: 1930 U.S. census, Davidson County, Tennessee, population schedule, Nashville, Enumeration District (ED) 19-191, Sheet 19-A, dwelling 206, family 249, William F. Powell; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 February 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T626, roll 2242.]
- Hight C. Moore could not be located on the 1930 census. On the 1920 census, he is enumerated in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, as a denominational secretary, age 48, born in North Carolina. He is enumerated with his wife Laura M. (age 47, born in North Carolina) and son Joseph P. (age 25, also born in North Carolina). [Source: 1920 U.S. census, Davidson County, Tennessee, population schedule, Nashville, Enumeration District (ED) 35, sheet 3b, dwelling 47, family 76, Hight C. Moore; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 February 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T625, roll 1734.]
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