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Bell, Lillian Tennille

Female 1882 - 1975  (92 years)


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  • Name Bell, Lillian Tennille 
    Born 20 Aug 1882  Pontotoc, Pontotoc Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died May 1975  Memphis, Shelby Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Forest Hill, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I69689  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Father Bell, James Wilson,   b. 6 May 1853, Pontotoc, Pontotoc Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1925, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Flournoy, Mary Louise,   b. 24 Sep 1858, New Albany, Union Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1929, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 30 Oct 1876  Pontotoc, Pontotoc Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hurt, Henry Pittman,   b. 26 Feb 1872, Montgomery Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1944, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Aft 1903 
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F12879  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Aug 1882 - Pontotoc, Pontotoc Co., MS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - May 1975 - Memphis, Shelby Co., TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Forest Hill, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Known as Sister Hurt. Also known as the 4 Bell sisters of Holly Springs,MS during 1880's? with her 3 sisters. [As appeared in a special anniversary section of the Pontotoc Progress,June 26, 1975. Email me directly at chall@tca.net if you'd like more information or electronic copies of additional club information and photos as they appeared in this section) The Founding of the Twentieth Century Club It was a pleasant day in 1900 as a breeze stirred the slender tops of the poplar trees flanking the wiew occupied by Mrs. Claude Shannon on Oxford Street to the north of the school property. Brick steps led from the plank walk up to the gate in the white picket fence which surrounded the house. From the gate a brick walk led to the veranda and around to the garden. This was a special day for Mrs. Mitchell because it was the day that she and some friends had decided to organize The Twentieth Century Club. The date was July 8 and soon they would be arriving. Miss Jenny, as she was affectionately known at Chickasaw College, where she taught music, had met Mr. George, the son of Col. Mitchell, while she was still teaching and they had married after several months of courtship. For a time they lived at the old Mitchell place - the present Aaron property on North Main Street - but this house was their first home. A curtain fluttered at the dining room window and a voice called, turn the ice cream freezer a little faster. The lemonade had been made and two cutglass pitchers stood on the marble topped table in the hallway awaiting the guests. Miss Jenny hurried to the door as the ladies began arriving - some in buggies and surreys, some picking their way carefully down the plankwalk. You could hear the voice of Miss Jenny greeting each guest. Above the soft chatter of the arriving ladies came the rustle of petticoats under their long, full dresses of silk, dotted swiss, voile, and organdy. They wore pondrous hats of plumes, flowers and ruffles. Gloves, folding fans, and lacy handkerchiefs completed their costumes. Miss Jenny opened the meeting with a prayer and then started the purpose of the meeting: to organize a club dedicated to the intellectual, artistic, philanthropic, social and civic endeavors in the Town of Pontotoc. She stressed the importance of selection of members who could actively participate in the above activities, and threw the meeting open for discussion. After some discussion, the ladies decided to elect officers. The following officers were selected: President - Mrs. A.F. Herman; Vice President - Mrs. Jennie Moor. Mrs. Herman then took charge and appointed committees to draw up the Constitution; select a motto, flower and colors; plan programs, etc. They decided to meet every two weeks throughout the year and develop programs that would require study and research. Associate members were to be the wives of the pastors of the threec hurches, the superintendent of the public school, and the president of the Chickasaw College. Among the ladies present at the first meeting of The Twentieth Century Club were: Mrs. Lillian Hurt, Mrs. George Mitchell, Mrs. Malcomb Clark, Miss Fannie Bissinger, Mrs. Carl Bratton, Miss Annie Heron, Mrs. Carol Word, Miss May Rowland, Miss Clarabel Souter, Miss Ethel Pittman, Miss Florence Bigham, Miss Lovie Todd, Miss Jennie Moore, and Miss ImogeneBaker. And so the Twentieth Century Club was organized on a summer's day. MiChal Hall chall@tca.net Pontotoc area names researching: BELL, ROBERSON