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 Margaret Lee <I>Nelson</I> Tawes

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Margaret Lee Nelson Tawes

  • Birth 8 Mar 1912 Maryland, USA
  • Death 18 Apr 2009 Maryland, USA
  • Burial Marion, Somerset County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 36128857

Daughter of J. Osbourne Nelson and Sadye Davis Nelson.

Widow of John P. Tawes.

She was a 1928 graduate of Crisfield High School and a 1932 graduate of Western Maryland College in Westminster, which was recently renamed McDaniel College. After her graduation from college, she taught music for six years at South Potomac Jr. High School in Hagerstown. She married her husband, John, in 1938, then moved back to Crisfield where she continued to teach music at Crisfield High School and Woodson Middle School until her retirement in 1972.

She was a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Crisfield where she was the choir director from 1945 until 2002. She was on the Board of Trustees of Western Maryland College, and held memberships with the Maryland Retired Teachers Association, Somerset County Retired Teachers Association, Auxiliary Board of the Alice B. Tawes Nursing Home, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Somerset County Arts Council. She was also an honorary member of the Lower Somerset County Ambulance and Rescue Squad and the Crisfield Fire Department. Ms. Tawes also supported many other local organizations.

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 21 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36128857
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Lee Nelson Tawes (8 Mar 1912–18 Apr 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36128857, citing Saint Paul's Cemetery, Marion, Somerset County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .