This must be from a monthly news letter
put out at Denison Manor Home.
No doubt each publication they featured a resident, so I have no idea when this was written.
OUR SOUTHERN BELLE
Our oldest Denison Manor resident is Mrs. Nellie Harvey. Born in Centennial, Texas in 1877, Mrs. Harvey was the daughter of a Louisian/Texas plantation owner (their property lay both in Louisian and Texas). AT 13 Mrs. Harvey moved to Denison and lived with her aunt until her family joined her a year later. Her father was then employed as an inspector for the MK&T shops.
At 17, Mrs. Harvey married Wiley Harvey, a conductor the the MK&T railroad. They reared 2 nieces and a grandson now of Newark, New Jersey and Houston repectively. Mrs. Harvey believes the best thing that happened to her in her life was her marriage of 33 years.
Mrs. Harvey has had a busy life. She owned a drug store in Denison where she served plate lunches that she cooked at home each night. She would take the food in the next morning and re-heat it for lunch. In addition to her drugstore, Mrs. Harvey managed a 17 room apartment house by herself.
Mrs. Harvey, at 93, is the mainstay of Denison Manor. A resident for 10 years, she is as much a part of Denison Manor as the futniture. Mrs. Harvey not only keeps us in line, but also, lightens our days with her cheerful manner and Old South graciousness.
We're proud to have you living with us, Mrs. Harvey; and we"re looking forward to another delightful 10 years with you at Denison Manor.
Nellie Ruth Lambeth, was born 11 February 1877 in Panola County, Texas. Her parents were John W. Lambeth and Margaret Byron "Maggie" Talbert of Talbert Plantation, in Keatchie, Caddo, Louisiana.
She married Joseph Wiley Harvey in 1894. "Wiley" Harvey as he was known died on 2 December 1925 in Denison Texas. Nellie died in February of 1971, also in Denison.
One of the nieces that she raised was my mother-in-law Ruth Virgina Lambeth. Virginia married Richard D. Jones Jr. also of Denison, the son of Richard Dale Jones, Sr and Martha Kilmer Jones also of Denison.
Charlott Wells Jones