The Clift Home
Photo of the old Clift Home around Hallett Hill in Soddy. The lady on the porch is Grandma Clift. The notation on the back also says: "Grandma Clift" Miss Winnie Walker's grandmother.
I remember Miss Winnie Walker, the great
Soddy Storyteller, especially "The Ghost of Blacktrack." I can
still remember her telling it to my school class in the old library at Soddy
Elementary School. She was dressed like a little lovely white-haired Victorian
lady. All black, boots, stockings, dress with high collared lace blouse and
gorgeous white hair pulled back in a bun. Aunt Winnie Walker (not my aunt, just
that everyone up here called her that) lived in a huge 2 story white stucco home
and school girl's used to rent the rooms out so Mama said. Though it is long
gone I can remember it looking rather spooky and elaborate.
The woman in the photo is Sarah A. E. Kraft (1836-1927) the wife
of Robert Brooks Clift (son of Col. William Clift). Their daughter Mollie
married George Marcus Walker, and their daughter was Winnifred Irene Walker
(1889-1974). She was a very popular
school teacher in Soddy.
Submitted by Beck Thomas