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Nellie Kenyon
Birth: 1898
Death: Feb. 13, 1982
Tennessee, USA

Journalist. She obtained the reputation as being a tough newspaper reporter. She had covered Tennessee courtroom stories from the Scopes "Monkey Trial" to the conspiracy trial of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa. During a train ride in 1932, she had an interview with gangster "Scarface" Al Capone. She began her career on the old Chattanooga "News" while still she was but a schoolgirl and became known for being persistant in her ability to gather news at a time when not many women were reporters. In 1940, she began working for the Tennessean, in Nashville, covering state government and later the federal scene. She retired in 1970. She was a member of the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame at the University of Tennessee. She died in a Nashville area nursing home after a long illness. (bio by: Dean Wilson) 
 
Burial:
Forest Hills Cemetery
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section 1 Lot 23
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Dean Wilson
Record added: Jul 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9079544
Nellie Kenyon
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Nellie Kenyon
Added by: Dean Wilson
 
Nellie Kenyon
Added by: Dean Wilson
 
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