Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - Ida B. Slesser (1861-1935)

Ida B. Slesser died on 5 January 1935[1] and was laid to rest the following day at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.[2] A gravestone with a brief inscription marks her burial location. Commentary follows the photo image:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sympathy Saturday - Passing of Ida B. Slesser, 1935, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN

A death certificate[1] reported the passing of Ida B. Slesser in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee on 5 January 1935. Information on the certificate was supplied by Mrs. J. L. Robertson, Ida's daughter, and Shields Abernathy, the attending physician. An image of the certificate and commentary follow:

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Ida Slesser & Family in Memphis City Directories, 1922-1935

In a previous post, evidence was presented that an Ida Slesser purchased land in Shelby County, Tennessee in 1921. Memphis city directories (in Shelby County, Tennessee), also give us a chronology of an Ida Slesser residing at 1980 Young Ave. from 1922 through 1934. Extracted directory entries for her and other family members help to show that the Ida of Memphis, TN and the Ida of Carrsville, KY are the same person:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Williams-Slesser Deed, Shelby Co., TN, 1921

On 25 May 1921, Ida B. Slesser was grantee in a warranty deed for property in Shelby County, Tennessee.[1] The grantors were S. H. Williams and wife. The best available image of the deed follows: