Misenheimer, Effie Mae

Class of 1897

Birth: Dec. 21, 1874, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1946, Marion, McDowell County, North Carolina, USA

Jacob J. Misenheimer (1823 – 1888)
Elizabeth J. Allen Misenheimer (1836 – 1916)

Paul Wilburn Tucker (1873 – 1957)

Julia Elizabeth Tucker Stovall (1902 – 1984)
Janie Crump Tucker (1904 – 1969)

Abram Crews Misenhimer (1856 – 1857)*
Mary Belle Misenheimer Shumaker (1858 – 1946)*
Eliza Ann Misenheimer Allman (1860 – 1938)*
Martha Jane “Jennie” Misenheimer McAllister (1863-1954)*
Charles J. Misenhimer (1865 – 1952)*
Cora M. Misenheimer Buchanan (1868 – 1933)*
Hattie Misenheimer Barnhardt (1873 – 1926)
Bessie K. Misenheimer James (1876 – 1939)

Oak Grove Cemetery
Marion, McDowell County, North Carolina, USA

Source: www.findagrave.com, # 83008935.


The following narrative is provided by Ben Callahan, Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society, 11 Nov 2017.

As early as 1891, Effie was teaching music in Anson Co. NC. In 1893 she was teaching at Enochsville HS in Rowan Co. I don’t know when she actually enrolled at Mont Amoena but according to one newspaper article she also taught music while in school. Her name appears on the Programs of Graduation ceremonies in 1895, 1896 and 1897. After graduating from Mont Amoena she moved to McLeansville, NC where she taught music at the Jefferson Academy. She married Rev. Paul W. Tucker in 1901. At the time he was teaching at Jackson Hill School in Davidson Co. NC. She apparently “retired” from teaching after her marriage as later censuses list no occupation for her. As the wife of a Methodist Minister, she moved quite often. Her first daughter, Julia, was born in 1902 in Stanly County. In 1910 the family was living in Albemarle. In 1920 in Newton. In 1930 in Lincoln County, and in 1940 in Gaston Co. They were living in Marion in 1946 when she died. Her second daughter, Janie, never married but graduated from Duke in 1926 with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught school in Marion.