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Elizabeth Marshall Mauney Blythe
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Birth: Jan. 3, 1912
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1995
Kings Mountain
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA

My Nana, Elizabeth Marshall de Mauney Blythe from Cherryville, NC, living in Augusta, GA in 1920. In 1921 family came to serve the congregation of Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville, NC. She the second wife to my grandfather, Dennis Calvin Blythe aka "D C" or "Butch" (he was a butcher), in 1957. His first wife passed in 1956 due to a medical condition. My cousins introduced Elizabeth to my grandfather.

The couple resided in Hendersonville, NC until my grandfather's passing in the spring of 1989. She moved back to Cherryville, NC with her sisters on E. Academy St and has since passed on herself.

For some time... her sisters still lived there. Elizabeth Marshall de Mauney was a young opera singer whose career halted for a time and wrote songs for others. She composed the melody for the song written by Robert Mellin "Falling" on RCA records for the Fontaine sisters in 1953.

Among other records, she collaborated with Sam Stept, VP of Songwriters Protective Association entitled "Sing Me A Song of the Isles" Released in 1953/54. She at one time had a contract with Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)

Most of her compositions were played by symphony orchestras and in operas. She was the organist for Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville. She played in a concert which won her acclaim for "Lakeside Reverie" in the Alma Conservatory of Music in London, Ontario, Canada. My mother says that on several occasions she presented music to Kate Smith.
She had submitted a tune that was running against selection of the song "God Bless America". Her professional name was E de Mauney. She taught voice, music and piano for years.
I remember sitting at her grand piano in her studio room and wishing someday I would have just a small bit of her talent.


The first young people confirmed in the new Church (Grace Lutheran of Hendersonville, North Carolina) were Elizabeth Mauney, Oscar Meyer, Jr., and Fred Lentz.


Pastor Barringer accepted a call to the Zion Lutheran Church in Hickory and served in this capacity until entering the armed forces as a chaplain (First Lieutenant) in October 1942. Pastor Barringer was discharged from the armed services in December 1945 with the rank of Major.

During Pastor Barringer's first year at Grace Church, a gift of $500 was received from H. E. Erickson, a member of Grace Church to establish a permanent memorial to honor the memory of his mother, Mrs. Louise Erickson. At the church council meeting on January 6, 1947, the council voted to use the $500 gift to start a fund to purchase an organ for the church. Special Organ Fund pledge cards were sent to the members with payment to be made by December 31, 1947.

A called congregational meeting was held July 27, 1947 to consider the purchase of an organ. Rev. Barringer explained the purchase proposal as recommended by the church council to the congregation. The purchase price was $3,688.50. A motion was made by Elizabeth Mauney that the organ be purchased, was seconded and passed unanimously. Motion by Mrs. O. A. Meyer that financing be left to the church council, seconded and passed. It was found in the church council minutes of November 1947, that it was voted to move the organ to the choir loft in the rear of the church. During the balance of Pastor Barringer's pastorate at Grace Church, much discussion was made as to building Sunday School class rooms in the Church basement, but the project never began.

Rev John D Jr "Jack" de Mauney 2007
Dorothy Elizabeth de Mauney 1906 1966
Rev Dr J Luther de Mauney 1907 1990
Margaret Louise de Mauney 1909 1998
Marshall F de Mauney 1913
Mary Vera de Mauney 1914 2007 
Family links: 
  John David Mauney (1878 - 1947)
  Bessie Frantz Mauney (1881 - 1962)
  Dennis Calvin Blythe (1908 - 1989)
  Dorothy Elizabeth Mauney Brown (1906 - 1966)*
  Jacob Luther Mauney (1907 - 1990)*
  Margaret Louise Mauney (1909 - 1998)*
  Elizabeth Marshall Mauney Blythe (1912 - 1995)
  Mary Vera Mauney (1914 - 2007)*
  John David Mauney (1918 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain Rest Cemetery
Kings Mountain
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Ann Ono Mouse
Originally Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
Record added: Jun 12, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11149919
Elizabeth Marshall <i>Mauney</i> Blythe
Added by: Ann Ono Mouse
Elizabeth Marshall <i>Mauney</i> Blythe
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Elizabeth Marshall <i>Mauney</i> Blythe
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To Elizabeth, beautiful in face and voice, an inspiration to her students, including my mother Helen Brauer, and to me as a child discovering the world of music and art, at the elegant Mauney home in Hendersonville, N.C., in the 1940's and '50's.
- Evelyn Brauer
 Added: Dec. 29, 2012
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- Charlotte and Ronald
 Added: Feb. 7, 2011

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