Mrs. Tennessee Hill Funeral Tomorrow
Mrs. Tennessee Hill, 83, died last night at her home at 421 South Buckeye.
Mrs. Hill was born in Bedford County, Tenn., and had been a resident of Allen county since 1930. She was a member of the First Methodist church.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Sophia Boyce of Unionville, Tenn.
Funeral Services will be at the Sleeper chapel tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Lynn Rupert will conduct the services and burial will be in Highland cemetery.
Source: The Iola Register(Iola, Kansas) 12 March 1946 p. 1 col 3.
She was the daughter of James C Ferguson and Susan Carson. Susan married a 2nd time and Tennie is listed as Tennessee Cook in the home of her stepfather in 1870 & 1880 Bedford Co TN. She moves with them to Ozark, Arkansas and marries there in 1886. While her death notice says that she has been a resident of Allen Co since 1930, I was able to find her in a city directory there in 1912 listed as a housekeeper. She is also listed in several of the Kansas State Censuses one of which notes her as the niece of the head of household George H Solifelt. I found George's obituary at Newspapers.com and it details the time that he and his niece arrived in Iola. I have not been able to figure out how she is his niece as of yet. Perhaps he was married to a sibling of one of her parents rather than being kin by blood. Will address that in another blog post.