Addie Beatrice Hampton Furr

Toccopola, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA
Death 16 Feb 1906 (aged 32)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Belen, Quitman County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 74889422 · View Source
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Beatrice Hampton was born in Toccopola, Pontotoc County, February 14, 1874; on Thanksgiving day of 1894, she came to Belen, Quitman County as the bride of Venn A. Furr. They made this their home until 1902, when they decided to move to Germantown, Tenn. because of her poor health. She died in Memphis, February 16, 1906.

During 1892-1894, she attended the Industrial Institute and College at Columbus, where she studied wood carving. While there, Miss Hampton made several beautiful and useful pieces of furniture; a bookcase, made of hollywood, with a morning glory design, is done in deep carving which stands out in relief and has a dull finish. (A screen is made similar to the bookcase.) A table made of wild cherry is highly polished, and a blackberry design done in surface carving. There is also a cabinet made of wild cherry and done in wild rose design, with the deep carving standing out in relief.

The deep carving, which is more difficult to do, requires longer time than the etching or surface carving; each thoughtful touch shows its good effect; these pieces are in the present Furr home in Marks, and afford pleasure to those in possession and visitors.

From: WPA History, 1936-38

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wife of V.A. Furr. In the midst of life we are in death. She died as she lived, trusting God.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 74889422
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Addie Beatrice Hampton Furr (14 Feb 1874–16 Feb 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74889422, citing Belen Cemetery, Belen, Quitman County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Fortner Wright (contributor 47356606) .