Myra Thompson Kennedy Edmondson
Yesterday of One of Chattanooga’s Oldest and Best-Loved Women.
Thompson Edmondson, one of
had lived in
was married in this city at the Kennedy family residence, at that time the
original part of the present
was in many ways a remarkable woman. Of slight build and never in robust health,
she was been all her live devoting her energies, her time and her means to deeds
of mercy and love and charity. During the war she was the mainstay of her aged
mother and had the care of three of the orphaned children of brothers and
sisters. She was a woman of rare intelligence and genuine culture; gentle in all
her ways and living embodiment of that Godly womanhood, the pride and glory of
the old south. She was a Presbyterian, and connected herself with the Third
church of its institution a few years ago. Her father was one of the early
promoters of the Cumberland church, and helped organize the first church of that
faith here, coming to Chattanooga by appointment of the government as one of the
commissioners having charge of the removal of the Cherokee Indians from this
section to their new reservation in the west.
goes away loved and mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. Her life
was a benefaction to all who knew her, and her life and character bodied for the
beauty and glory of the religion she professed.
will be held on Friday, the arrangements for which will be announced later.