Mary A. Middleton
Mary A. Middleton, "Veteran" Of Three Wars, Dies at Age 85
Mary A. MIDDLETON, 85, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. O. WELLS, 833
Oak Street, at 7 o'clock last night. She
had been ill but a short time.
Middleton, wife of the late H. M. MIDDLETON, was born in Rome, Ga, on May 12,
1844. She was married to Capt. MIDDLETON in Summerville Ga., in
1860. At the close of the War
Between the States the couple moved to Elizabethtown, Ky., where they lived
until 1890, when they moved to Chattanooga.
MIDDLETON died in 1903, and since that time Mrs. MIDDLETON has made her home
with her daughter, Mrs. WELLS.
MIDDLETON was recognized as a veteran of three wars -- the Civil war, the
Spanish - American, and the World war. During
these times she was always among the foremost to volunteer her services to her
country. In addition to her work in time of war, Mrs. MIDDLETON served
as chairman of benevolent work of the Gen. A. P. Stewart chapter of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy for thirty-two years. She was a charter member of that organization and in
recognition of her services to needy Confederate veterans she was made honorary
president of the chapter for life.
was a charter member of the Pine Breeze Sanitorium association, charter member
of the Y. W. C. A. and member of auxiliaries to the Y. M. C. A., and a member of
the directorate of the Old Ladies' home. She
has been a member of this latter board for twenty-five years.
MIDDLETON was a daughter of the late John Edington CARTER and Mary Wooten
(actually her parents were Edington Jefferson CARTER and Mary "Polly"
WATKINS), who ere regarded as among the oldest settlers in Georgia.
Mr. CARTER, a veteran contractor, is said to have built the first house
with windowpanes to have been constructed in the Rome community.
The house was owned by the late John P. LONG.
is survived by two daughters. Mrs. E. O. WELLS, of Chattanooga, and Mrs. Frank
HEARTY, of San Francisco. A
surviving son, Charles B. MIDDLETON, of Hollywood, Cal., is affiliated with the
Motion Picture industry as an actor of considerable ability.
He appeared in Chattanooga in "Safety Last," a Harold Lloyd
picture, and is scheduled to appear here soon in another Lloyd production and in
one in which Rod LaRoque is starred.
MIDDLETON is also survived by two grandchildren, Mrs. Edward BLAKE, of
Chattanooga, and Miss Leora MIDDLETON, of Hollywood.
her mother's request, Mrs. WELLS has asked Mrs. MIDDLETON'S host of friends to
pleas refrain from sending floral tributes.
services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the First
Christian church (I think that this could be First Presbyterian), the Rev. James
L. FOWLE officiating. Interment
will follow at Citizen's cemetery. Jack
O'DONOHUE is in charge of arrangements.
Times Mar 2, 1930
Mrs. Mary A. Middleton, 85, one of Chattanooga's best known citizens,
died here Sunday night. Funeral
services for the deceased will be held from the First Presbyterian church at
10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Pallbearers
will be officers of the church. Members of N. B. Forrest camp will act as an escort.
Interment will follow in the Citizens cemetery.
O'Donohue's in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Middleton was the wife of the late Capt. H. M. Middleton,
Confederate soldier. She was a
native of Rome, Ga., where she was born May 12, 1844.
She had lived in Chattanooga since 1890.
After the death of Capt. Middleton in 1903, Mrs. Middleton had made her
home with her daughter Mrs. Wells.
Mrs. Middleton was a charter member of the Gen. A. P. Stewart chapter of
the United Daughters of the Confederacy and was chairman of the benevolent work
of that organization. She was also a charter member of the Pine Breeze association
and the Y.W.C.A. She was a member
of the directorate of the Old Ladies' home.
There will be a reserved section at the church for the board and
residents of the Old Ladies' home.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E. O. Wells of this city and Mrs.
Frank Hearty, of San Francisco, and one son, Charles B. Middleton, of Hollywood,
Cal. Two grandchildren, Mrs. Edward
Blake of Chattanooga and Miss Leora Middleton, of Hollywood, also survive.
Interment will be in Citizen's cemetery, with O'Donohue's in charge.
Submitted by Donna B. Fitzgerald