Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Ella Sheppard (Moore)
1851 - 1914
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 142.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 36° 9.97′ N, 86° 48.185′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 17th Avenue North, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37208, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Allen McElwee (within shouting distance of this marker); Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Harris Music Building (about Fisk Memorial Chapel (about 500 feet away); Cravath Hall (about 500 feet away); The Little Theatre (about 600 feet away); Fisk University (about 600 feet away); Arna Wendell Bontemps (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
Also see . . .
1. Ella Sheppard, an original Jubilee Singer!. (Submitted on January 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Ella Sheppard, Soprano. From PBS's American Experience. (Submitted on January 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Ella Sheppard Moore's grandson ( George Cravath Moore Jr.)
My wife and I are Black Memorabilia collectors and several years ago we acquired at auction a diary belonging to Christine Prather of Chattanooga, TN. She was a student of Fisk, Class of 1933. Her boyfriend was George Moore Jr., nicknamed "Caddy Boy".
He was traveling with his football team from Fisk to Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and was killed in an automobile accident in 1927 near Huntsville, Alabama. He was the son of Dr. George J. Moore (Ella Sheppard's Moore's son)and his wife Julia Merrill Moore of Chicago, IL. "Caddy Boy" was the first grandchild born to one of the original Jubilee singers.
— Submitted September 30, 2008, by Gary W Brown of Versailles, Kentucky.
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,066 times since then and 60 times this year. Last updated on January 10, 2013, by George Sheppard Moore Alexander of Atlanta, Georgei. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 26, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.