Tennessee Stahlman Line:
from The Anniston Star, Anniston Alabama, Tuesday 08/12/1930
STAHLMAN DIES AT HOME AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Publisher of Nashville Banner and Political Leader Passes at Age of 86
NASHVILLE, Tenn. August 12 (U.P.)
Major Edward Bushrod Stahlman publisher of the Nashville Banner for 44 years, a political power in Tennessee for half a century and former railroad leader died early today at his country estate here.
Major Stahlman, who had been ill for 18 months, was 86 years old and his advanced age, combined with the serious nature of his long illness, prepared his family for his death.
A native of Mecklenberg-Streilitw, Germany, he was born September 2, 1843, the son of Frederick and Fredricka Lenge Stahlman. At the age of ten he came to America with his parents, settling in West Virginia. In 1861 the family moved to Parkersburg, where some of his relatives still reside.
During the Civil War, after a short period of residence in North Carolina he moved to Nashville. In 1885, he established the Nashville Banner. Many times, even up until last year, his virile pen had produced strong editorials on public problems.
Funeral services are to be held Wednesday at McKendree Methodist Church here. Only one edition of the Banner will be published that day to allow employees to attend the rites.
D. Stahlman from the Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee
Gloria D., R.N. Age 83, died on June 22, 2009 in Nashville, TN. Mrs.
Stahlman attended the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and was part
of the last class of Army Cadet Nurses in 1945. She worked at VUMC as the
scrub nurse for then Chief of Neurosurgery, the late Dr. William Meacham.
Her husband, Gray E.B. Stahlman, M.D., who died in 1969, was born and
raised in Nashville, TN, attended Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt
University School of Medicine, and completed a Neurosurgery residency at
Stahlman lived in Saratoga, CA from 1955 to 2008, when she returned to
Nashville to be closer to family. She is survived by her son, Gray C.
Stahlman M.D. and daughter-in-law, Mary DesChamps Stahlman of Nashville,
TN; her daughter, Kimberly Stahlman Kearns and son-in-law, Michael Kearns
of Philadelphia, PA; and two loving grandchildren, Kate and Gray Kearns.
Stahlman's remains will be interred beside her husband in Saratoga, CA at
a future date. In recognition of her fondness for all animals, in lieu of
flowers, the family asks that any memorials on her behalf be directed to:
The Nashville Humane Association (www.nashvillehumane.org).
T-03. Lorna D. Stahlman
from the Salt Lake Tribune, January 22, 1966
Ogden – Mrs. Lorna Doon Stahlman,
43, Ogden, was found dead of natural causes Thursday at her home. Born
August 5, 1922, Ogden, to Chester Henry and Juanita Yearsley Doon. Married
to Dr. Gray Stahlman July 30, 1949, San Francisco. Divorced. Member LDS
Survivors: mother, Mrs. Juanita
Schoss, Odgen; sister, Mrs. Leslie (Ailleen) Crowther, Odgen, Funeral
Saturday 1 pm; Linderquist and Sons Colonial Chapel where friends call
Saturday prior to services. Burial North Ogden Cemetery.
Lorna D. Stahlman from The Odgen
Lorna D Stahlman – 43, of 3817
Grandview was found dead Thursday at her home of natural causes. Mrs.
Stahlman was born Aug 5 1922 to Chester Henry and Juanita Yearsley Doon.
On July 30 1949 she was married to
Dr Gray Stahlman in San Francisco. They were later divorced. Surviving are
her mother Mrs. Juanita Schoss Ogden and one sister Mrs. Leslie Aileen
Funeral services will be held
Saturday at 1 p.m in Lindquist and Sons Colonial Chapel with Bishop Leo.
Friends may call at the mortuary tonight from 7 to 9 and Saturday prior to
services. Burial will be in North Ogden Cemetery.
T-04 Mary Littell
Littell Rust Ellis, of Nashville. Age 81, Born Aug. 8, 1928 died June 29,
2010, at home, from complications related to A.L.S., (Lou Gehrig's
Disease). She was one of four daughters of Littell J. Rust and Margaret
Stahlman Rust. Preceded in death by her twin sister, Martha
Carolyn Miles and sisters, Emmaline Henry and Margaret Ann Myers. She
attended Peabody Demonstration School and graduated from Vanderbilt
University where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa society and member
of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She received her Masters in education from
George Peabody College and later taught in public schools in Columbia,
S.C. and Ridgefield, N.J. before returning to Nashville where she taught
at Woodmont, Woodbine, and McCann elementary schools. She was called
"Mooie" by her friends and family and was a life long member of
McKendree United Methodist Church where she enjoyed many close
friendships. For many years she actively participated in the Circle
is survived by her husband of 58 years, Leroy J. Ellis, III, daughters
Dorothy Ann Johnson, and husband Jim, of Mt. Juliet, TN., Mary Aline Dean,
and husband Lawrence, of Navarre, FL., son Leroy Johnston (Johnny) Ellis,
IV, and wife Lisa, of Old Hickory, TN. beloved grandchildren, Steven Dean,
Phyllis Dean, Michael Dean, Johnston Ellis, V, Matthew Dean, and Laura
Ellis. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Hugh Henry, George
Henry, Margaret Rati, Harold Henry, Roy A. Miles, III, Littell Rust Miles,
John Randolph Miles, and Carolyn Miles Smith, Kate Ellis, Peter Ellis,
Vivian Sorenson and Eugene Sorenson. The family extends its sincerest
gratitude to all the care providers who have assisted them over the past
20 months. Visitation will be from 4:00 -7:00 Friday, July 2 at Woodlawn
Roesch Patton Funeral Home, 660 Thompson Lane, Funeral service will be
Saturday, July 3 at 11:00 at McKendree United Methodist Chirch, 523 Church
Street with interment to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Emmaline (Rust) Henry
from the Greencastle
April 26, 2010
Rust Henry, 89, of Carmel and formerly of Greencastle, died Friday, April
24, 2010 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. She was born Feb. 5,
1921, in Nashville, Tenn., the daughter of Littell J. and Margaret
Stahlman Rust. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in
1942 and was a homemaker.
married Hugh F. Henry, Aug. 22, 1942 and he preceded her in death Jan. 28,
was active in DAR and was instrumental in restoring the cabin at Robe-Ann
Park, was a past president of PEO, member of the Greencastle Saddle Club,
Civil War Round Table, Delta Gamma Alumni Association, PTA, was active in
summer theatre, volunteered as a Pink Lady at Putnam County Hospital, was
a member of the Republican Party and was a poll watcher for many years and
was active in both Boy and Girl Scouts. Emmaline was secretary of the
residence council at her retirement community in Carmel.
is survived by her children, Hugh L. Henry and wife Jean of Ryland, Ky.,
Margaret H. Rati and husband Robert of Carmel, H. George Henry and wife
Stephanie of Ellicott City, Md. and Harold W. Henry and wife Jeanne of
Roswell, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Mary Ellis of Nashville.
services will be held 2 p.m., Friday at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home,
Greencastle. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good News, PO Box 150, Wilmore, KY
40390, online at www.goodnewsmag.org
or by calling 800-487-7784
. Condolences for the family may sent to www.bittlesandhurt.com.
T-06. Mary Stahlman Douglas
Mary Stahlman Douglas (1895-1979)
was a native of Nashville and a daughter of Edward C. and Mary Geddes
Stahlman. She was a granddaughter of Major Edward Bushrod Stahlman, who
acquired an interest in the Nashville Banner in 1886. She attended the
Tarbox Elementary School and the former Fogg High School, and received her
bachelor's degree in 1916 from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in
Her work career began at the Nashville Banner in 1916 as a reporter and
drama critic until 1921, when she left the paper to become the Dean of the
Yancey School of Journalism at Cumberland University in Lebanon,
Tennessee. In 1935, she returned to the newspaper and served as the Book
Page Editor until her retirement in 1972. She was awarded the Constance
Lindsay Skinner Award by the Women's National Book Association in 1978 for
her contributions to the literary world.
She died of cervical cancer October 13, 1979 and is interred at Mount
Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee.
The Mary Stahlman Douglas papers consist of business and personal
correspondence related to her work as the Book Page Editor for the
Nashville Banner from 1935 to 1972. Mrs. Douglas had arranged the papers
alphabetically into two groups. The first group is divided into book
reviews, requests for reviews and related correspondence to her as the
book editor of the Nashville Banner. The second group consists of personal
correspondence related to books and book reviews. Since she had arranged
the papers before they were donated to the Library and Archives, the
original order has been preserved.
The Mary Stahlman Douglas papers (1934-1978) are centered around the
career of Mary Stahlman Douglas, book editor for the Nashville Banner. The
papers are a gift of Mary Byrd Douglas King, Cookeville, TN. The
collection occupies .84 cubic feet of shelf space and number approximately
500 items. Single photocopies of unpublished writings in the Mary Stahlman
Douglas Papers may be made for the purposes of scholarly research.
T-07. Judge Byrd Douglas
Son of Byrd Douglas, Judge Byrd
Douglas was born in Nashville on August 28, 1894, the son of Byrd
and Adelaide Wharton Gains Douglas. His home in Nashville was located at
2019 Castleman Drive. Douglas authored two books, The Science of Baseball,
published in 1921, and Steamboatin’ On The Cumberland, published in
December of 1961, that sold 1300 copies its first day of sale.
Judge Douglas attended the Wallace University School, Vanderbilt
University, Princeton University, and Cumberland University of Lebanon,
Tennessee. He received a Bachelor of Literature degree at Princeton in
1916. At Princeton, he lettered in baseball as an All-American catcher,
and coached the team for several seasons. In 1917 he completed his legal
training at Cumberland University and earned his law degree. He later
taught at Cumberland University, served on the Board of Trustees, and was
Director of Athletics for 2 years. At Vanderbilt, he coached the baseball
team, producing the championship team of 1920, and was a member of Phi
Delta Theta Fraternity.
About 1920 Douglas married Mary Stahlman Douglas who was born in 1895
and died in 1979. She was the daughter of Edward C., and Mary Geddes
Stahlman, and sister of James G. Stahlman, who had once owned the
Nashville Banner newspaper. Mrs. Douglas was a graduate of Randolph-Macon
Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, from which she received a
Bachelor of Arts degree in 1916. In 1942 she was invited to be the alumnae
speaker at her alma mater on the merit of being chosen Outstanding Alumnae
in her field. Mrs. Douglas began her professional career with the
Nashville Banner in 1916 as a drama critic and reporter, and later became
Book Review Editor serving in that capacity from 1935-1972. In 1922 and
1923 she was Dean, as well as teacher, at the Yancy School of Journalism
at Cumberland University. During the writing of Steamboatin’ On The
Cumberland, she edited, proofread, and indexed the book for her husband.
During World War I Douglas volunteered in the first Officers Training
School at Ft. Oglethorp, Georgia, serving until an injury forced him to
leave military service. He joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation
becoming Agent in Charge for the U. S. Department of Justice in Tampa,
Florida. During World War II Douglas was active in organizing and training
auxiliary units of the Coast Guard in Tennessee. In 1943 he was named
Captain of Division 6, which comprised eight CGA flotillas in the
Tennessee Valley area. Douglas was a licensed operator, owning a variety
of boats, including towboats and barges, which he piloted along nearly
every navigable mile of the Cumberland River. In 1930, he began practicing
law with his brother Lee, until 1942 when he became Judge of the 2nd
Circuit Court. In 1958 he was appointed Judge of the Circuit Court of
Douglas was an active civic and church leader. He was an ordained elder
of the Downtown Presbyterian Church, and member of the Session, the
governing body of the church. He was a Charter Member of the Nashville
Chapter of the Propeller Club, a member of the Rivers & Harbors
Congress, served as President of the Larry Gilbert Junior Baseball League,
and served as director of the Red Cross, and the Boy’s Club. Judge
Douglas died of a brain hemorrhage at his summer home, Hunters Point, in
Wilson County, Tennessee, on August 11, 1965, after serving 21 years on
Source: TSLA Vertical File, Newspaper obituary.
Byrd Douglas, Sr.
Byrd Douglas, Sr., as he is referred to in this
collection, was born September 12, 1845, in Fayetteville, Tennessee, and
died on December 3, 1911, in Nashville. Douglas, Sr. served in the Civil
War, joining Baxter’s Battery, and participated in the Battle of Shiloh
and during the Siege of Corinth. He was later assigned to Gen. Nathan
Bedford Forrest’s Command. In his professional life, Douglas, Sr. was a
banker and grain dealer, and an active member and officer in the Nashville
Grain Dealers Association.
Mollie Claibourne Stahlman
(Thursday, January 6, 1916) Unknown Newspaper
of Maj. Stahlman Of Banner Passes Away.
Dec. 26. - After an illness extending over a period of eighteen months,
Mrs. Mollie Claibourne Stahlman died this afternoon at the family
residence, 118 Ninth Avenue, South. Throughout Sunday the approach of the
end was apparent, and it came, finally, at 5:15 o'clock. She continued
entirely conscious to the last. Besides her husband, Mrs. Stahlman is
survived by one child, Frank Carl Stahlman. Her eldest son, E. C.
Stahlman, met death by drowning on Aug. 29, 1904, and a young daughter,
Mollie B., died in childhood a number of years before. She leaves five
grandchildren: J. G., Miss Mary Claibourne, E. B., Jr., and Frank Carl
Stahlman, Jr., the children of the late E. C. Stahlman, and Frances
Carlisle, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carl Stahlman. She is survived
also by one sister, Mrs. M. B. Toney. Nieces and nephews who constitute
the remaining nearest kin are: Mrs. J. Hunter Orr, Mrs. W. D. Haggard of
Nashville; Mrs. Louise O. Koiner of Waynesboro, Va.; Mr. William T. Olney
of Burkeville, Va., Mrs. Henry Skeggs and Miss Marian Toney of this city.