Lucy Tempe Trent

#4596, b. May 1864, d. circa 31 March 1942
Father*William Clough Trent b. 15 Sep 1824, d. 22 Jul 1886
Mother*Mary Virgin Bonner b. 26 Dec 1830, d. 5 Feb 1888
     Lucy Tempe Trent was born in May 1864 Tennessee. She was the daughter of William Clough Trent and Mary Virgin Bonner. Lucy Tempe Trent married an unknown person 20 December 1894 "Marriage
The lovely little home of Mr. J. K. Cole, on Union Ave., Memphis, Tenn., was beautifully and artistically decorated with evergreens and hot house plants, last Thursday afternoon,

Dec. 20th 1894, in honor of a marriage ceremony which was performed at 4: 0’clock P.M., by Rev. Dr. Evans, pastor of the Central Methodist Church. With eloquent words he liked the future destiny of Mr. Hagan Cooper Shelton and Miss Lucy Tempe Trent. They both come of the oldest and best families in our town, and having spent their childhood in our midst they are well and favorably known. The bride is the daughter of the late W. C. Trent, handsome and lovable and in every sense a perfect type of true womanhood. She will prove a loving and noble helpmate of the man of her choice, who is an elegant, honorable gentleman, and a prominent real estate dealer of Memphis, being the junior member of the firm of Frank Trimble & Co. Mr. and Mrs. Shelton arrived in Somerville on the 6:30 train, the evening of their marriage and will spend the holidays with Mr. Shelton’s mother, and other relatives and friends. We extend to this worthy pair our heartiest congratulations and wish for them a bright and happy future such as they so richly deserve."1 She died circa 31 March 1942 , in Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, was cremated and buried Lot 13, Section 11, Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu Hawaii.
     As of 20 December 1894,her married name was Shelton (Trent).

From the local paper:

Wednesday, March 1, 1882
" Misses Lizzie Shelton, Jennie Pettit, Lucy Trent, Lizzie D[ ] and Messrs H. C. Shelton and T W Newbern went to the country Friday on a visit to Mrs. S. G. Carnes. Messrs Shelton and Newbern and the two last named young ladies returned yesterday." She appeared on the census of 1880 in the household of William Clough Trent and Mary Virgin Bonner West Street, Somerville, Fayette County, Tennessee; According to the 1880 census of District 17, Somerville, Fayette, Tennessee, the family of W C and Mary V Trent lived on West Street.

W C was a Livery Keeper. Mary V is keeping house.

Children are listed as:
William 26, at home
Bettie, 24, School Teacher
Royal, 20, at home
Lucy, 16, at school
Richard, 13 [or 15] at school
Mary 9 at school.

It is clearly West Street -- not Depot Street.
Last Edited=31 Aug 2014


  1. [S338] Joy Rosser, news article Jun 2008, Somerville, Tennessee.