Tennessee, USA

Lucy Sterry nee Robb [1898-1965]

Lucy SterryAge: 67 years18981965

Name
Lucy Sterry
Given names
Lucy
Surname
Sterry
Birth March 3, 1898 25 23
Source: Tracy Robb
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Note: Born the on the Ed Bracey place just across Old Clarksville Pike from Oakwood Church in Cheatham County, Tennessee [Tracy Robb]
Birth of a brotherJessie Sterry
March 1900 (Age 23 months)
Birth of a brotherEugene Sterry
May 25, 1902 (Age 4 years)
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Note: Note Tracy Robb has born 20 May 1902.
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Williston Sterry
December 19, 1902 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterAileen Sterry
July 12, 1905 (Age 7 years)
Source: Tracy Robb
Birth of a sisterVallie May Sterry
May 13, 1907 (Age 9 years)
Source: Tracy Robb
Death of a brotherJessie Sterry
before 1910 (Age 11 years)

Birth of a brotherWilliam Raymond Sterry
May 8, 1910 (Age 12 years)
Source: Tracy Robb
Death of a fatherWilliam Edward Sterry
May 28, 1914 (Age 16 years)
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Ivy Point Cemetery Davidson County Tennessee, USA Birth: Jul. 24, 1872 Death: May 28, 1914
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Birth of a sisterLauna Sterry
November 14, 1914 (Age 16 years)
Source: Tracy Robb
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Note: Note census states name is Lee W Sterry
Birth of a child
#1
Child Robb
January 22, 1918 (Age 19 years)

Death of a childChild Robb
January 22, 1918 (Age 19 years)

Source: Tracy Robb
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Note: Stillborn. Buried in Rock Springs in a box that Hartwell Robb made.
Marriage of a siblingBuist AdamsAileen SterryView this family
December 23, 1923 (Age 25 years)
Source: Tracy Robb
Shared note: Had seven children [Tracy Robb]
Death of a husbandTracy Vaughn Robb
November 11, 1937 (Age 39 years)

Source: Tracy Robb
Death of a motherMary Margaret Poole
December 28, 1943 (Age 45 years)
Source: Tracy Robb
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Note: Also Monumental Inscription
Death of a sisterLauna Sterry
April 24, 1945 (Age 47 years)

Source: Tracy Robb
Death May 31, 1965 (Age 67 years)
Source: Tracy Robb
Burial
Source: Tracy Robb
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mother
Marriage: March 7, 1897Cheatham, Tennessee, USA
1 year
herself
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
Eugene Sterry [1902-1967]Eugene Sterry
Birth: May 25, 1902 29 28Joelton, Tennessee, USA
Death: February 16, 1967Joelton, Tennessee, USA
3 years
younger sister
22 months
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
Family with Tracy Vaughn Robb - View this family
husband
herself
child
son
Private
daughter
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BirthTracy Robb
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Born the on the Ed Bracey place just across Old Clarksville Pike from Oakwood Church in Cheatham County, Tennessee [Tracy Robb]
DeathTracy Robb
BurialTracy Robb
Birth
Born the on the Ed Bracey place just across Old Clarksville Pike from Oakwood Church in Cheatham County, Tennessee [Tracy Robb]
Shared note
Lucy started school at Pinnacle School and later attended Forest Grove. She loved her days at Forest Grove and her classmates at that school on Whites Creek Pike north of Joelton. She was a bright child and did well in her subjects. In her later years she often recalled some things about her fellow students such as the loud and twangy voice of a young boy reciting in another room - He may have been an Eggstine - as he sang out “Good morning pretty red rose, Pray tell me true, To be as sweet as a red, red rose, What must a body do?” A tattered copy of Maggie Miller by Mary J. Holmes bears scribbling of a sixteen and seventeen year old Lucy who recorded the dates August 27, 1914 and August 6, 1915. Somehow Lucy was able to keep the book through all her moving and hardships. On the first page of the tale she wrote It’s a Long Way to Tipperary and hidden inside is a piece of paper on which she wrote the words to Let the Rest of the World Go By. Also in the little book is a faded page from a old song book bearing the words to several old songs such as By the Light of the Silvery Moon, I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now, The Longest way ‘Round is the Sweetest Way Home . Filed there is a post card written to Lucy by Tracy Robb on March 30, 1915. The story of Maggie Miller held a special place in her heart and the book seems to have been a cache for treasures of her heart. The post card from Tracy bore a note with tones of infatuation and suggests that Lucy Sterry and Tracy began seeing each other in the Spring of 1915. "Hello Little Girl!, How is everything with you this bad day, cute as ever I hope or I know so. I wish I was there and hear you play 'Down by the Old Mill Stream.' How is Oscar by now? All loving I hope. We got home at 10:30 Sunday night. Well, good bye from Tracy Robb, Ridgetop, Tenn." (It should be noted that the card was dated March 14, 1914 by Tracy Robb, but was stamped March 15, 1915 at the Ridgetop Post Office). In the note Tracy wished that he could hear Lucy play Down by the Old Mill Stream. Lucy could play the violin or "fiddle" quite well and often did so at play parties. Her brother, Eugene, was a fiddler also and her brother, Ray, played the guitar. In later years, sometimes in the evening, they would play and occasionally played for square dances. The photograph is of Lucy in August 1916, before they were married on November 5, 1916 at the home of Tracy's father in Ridgetop. Ola Mai Batts, Lucy's cousin who married George Allen, attended the wedding. Lucy and Ola Mai were eighteen years old at the time. The young couple first lived at the Robb “Old Place” and then in 1918 moved to the William Wingo place on Sycamore Creek where they tried to farm for a living. They then moved to Nashville and lived at the Laura Greer place on Whites Creek Pike in 1919 and 1920. [Tracy Robb, 2011]
Media objectLucy Sterry nee Robb [1898-1965]Lucy Sterry nee Robb [1898-1965]
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Note: Photo kindly supplied by Anne Sterry Henges