Stacie Beatrice SMITH

HAIRSTON.org ID#608, b. 10 September 1897, d. 15 February 1977
Father*Augustus G. SMITH b. 20 Aug 1871
Mother*Mary Elizabeth BLANKENSHIP b. 20 Feb 1880, d. 16 Mar 1923
Birth*Stacie Beatrice SMITH was born on 10 September 1897 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.1,2 
She was the daughter of Augustus G. SMITH and Mary Elizabeth BLANKENSHIP
Census 1900Stacie Beatrice SMITH appeared on the 1900 census of Augustus G. SMITH on 23 June 1900 in District 92, West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana; G A Smith 28 (a carpenter), Mary E Smith 20 wife (married for 4 years), Stacy B Smith 2 daughter, Ora M Smith 12 daughter.3

Census 1910Stacie Beatrice SMITH appeared on the 1910 census of Augustus G. SMITH on 16 April 1910 in Ward 6, District 56, Houston, Harris County, Texas; Augustus Smith 39 hardware proprietor, Mary Smith 30, Stacie Smith 12, Ora Smith 10, Verbenia Smith 5 and Augustus's brother-in-law Joe Blankenship.4

Marriage*Stacie Beatrice SMITH married Louis Coffman SHELBY, son of Charles S. SHELBY and Hester Henry BAKER, on 15 August 1917 in was married by Dr. Walter M. White at the A. G. Smith home on Waldron Blvd., Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. Stacie wrote in her bible "On a Sunday afternoon in Feb 1917 my sister Ora and I went in the front door to a Christian Endeavor meeting and I met Louis C. Shelby who became my husband that Aug 15, 1917. He passed away May 23, 1969."
They were married 3 months short of 52 years when he died.5,6 
Residence*Stacie Beatrice SMITH and Louis Coffman SHELBY lived after 15 August 1917 in 1008 Volentine Avenue, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
ResidenceStacie Beatrice SMITH and Louis Coffman SHELBY lived in 1920 in 930 Crockett, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
Census 1920Stacie Beatrice SMITH appeared on the 1920 census of Louis Coffman SHELBY on 16 January 1920 in Crockett Place, Memphis Ward 21, Dist 181, Shelby County, Tennessee.7

Census 1930Stacie Beatrice SMITH appeared on the 1930 census of Louis Coffman SHELBY on 2 April 1930 in Summer Avenue, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.8

Census 1940Stacie Beatrice SMITH appeared on the 1940 census of Louis Coffman SHELBY on 3 April 1940 in 362 North Montgomery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.9

Occupation*Stacie worked in the Fine Jewelry Department at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City while her daughter Joy was dancing with the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes at the age of 16. 
Census 1950Stacie Beatrice SMITH appeared on the 1950 census of Louis Coffman SHELBY on 1 April 1950 in 362 Montgomery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee; Louis C. Shelby 61, wife Stacie B. 52 living with a lodger Nathan Ostrich 23 and Sammie and Mattie Pore renting the apartment above the detached garage.10

 
Photo*Stacie Beatrice SMITH was photographed

about 1960. 
Death*She died on 15 February 1977 in Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida, at age 79.1,2 
Burial*She was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Lot #81 - 12, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.1

 
Obituary*Obituary, Memphis Press-Scimitar, Thursday, February 17, 1977

Mrs. Stacie Shelby, Civic Leader, Dies

Mrs. Stacie Smith Shelby 79, the widow of the late Louis C. Shelby, died Tuesday night in a nursing home in Melbourne, Fla.

Mrs. Shelby, long active in Memphis civic affairs, was a member of Lindenwood Christian Church at the time of her death.

Mrs. Shelby’s husband was a descendant of the family for which Shelby County was named.

She was president of the woman’s council at Lindenwood and a representative of the National Council of Churches on several occasions. She and her husband were the first “gray couple” for the Shelby County Red Cross.

Mrs. Shelby was also on the board of the City Beautiful Commission, an active member in the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities and a member of the American Mothers Committee of Tennessee for which she was named outstanding mother.

She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Portmann of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. A. J. McDermott of Teheran, Iran, and Mrs. Robert E. Hairston of Miami, Fla. and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Elmwood Cemetery. Memphis Funeral Home on Union has charge.
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Family

Louis Coffman SHELBY b. 25 Apr 1888, d. 23 May 1969
Children

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S256] Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.
  2. [S51] Death Certificate.
  3. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  4. [S1910] 1910 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  5. [S52] Marriage Certificate or Register.
  6. [S164] Shelby. Bible - Shelby Family 1826-1970. N.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date. Martha Carroll, unknown location.
  7. [S1920] 1920 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  8. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  9. [S1940] 1940 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  10. [S1950] 1950 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
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