MID-SOUTH MEM­O­RIES

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25 years ago — 1993

Af­ter the af­fair, and the di­vorce, and the breakup, and the re­union, and the next breakup, and the se­quel, there was a happy end­ing Wed­nes­day for The Don­ald and Marla: a baby daugh­ter. The lit­tle bun­dle of joy — the fourth child for Trump, the first for Maples — ar­rived at 12:50 p.m. in an undis­closed Florida hos­pi­tal, Trump spokesman Norma Fo­erderer said. Trump was with Maples for the de­liv­ery. The cou­ple named her Tif­fany Trump. The name, se­lected by The Daddy, is a ref­er­ence to his art of the deal: Trump’s pur­chase of the air rights above Tif­fany’s cleared the way for his Trump Tower on Man­hat­tan’s Fifth Av­enue.

50 years ago — 1968

A plane landed and a stew­ardess turned her head. A city of­fi­cial straight­ened his tie and a slight mur­mur went through the crowd watch­ing the pro­ceed­ings at Mem­phis Metropoli­tan Air­port. It was the wrong plane. Mo­ments later the royal plane pi­loted by Prince Philip, hus­band of Eng­land’s Queen El­iz­a­beth II, tax­ied up. Af­ter a change from his flight uni­form to a busi­ness suit, His Royal High­ness, the Duke of Ed­in­burgh, made his ap­pear­ance. Prince Philip ar­rived from Ot­tawa, Canada, for a brief stopover at the air­port yes­ter­day af­ter­noon to have the plane car­ry­ing him to the Olympic Games in Mex­ico City re­fu­eled. A small crowd gath­ered out­side the VIP room at the air­port where Prince Philip met with city dig­ni­taries, in­clud­ing Mayor Henry Loeb.

75 years ago — 1943

Key­note for the big­gest char­ity drive in Mem­phis’ his­tory — $1,081,271 sought for 38 war re­lief funds and Com­mu­nity Fund ben­e­fi­cia­ries — will be sounded at a din­ner at the Pe­abody tonight at which Ed­ward F. Barry, at­tor­ney and civic leader, and Mayor Chan­dler will be prin­ci­pal speak­ers. The money-rais­ing cam­paign, which will have for its slo­gan “Give once and for all,” will get un­der way Mon­day when sev­eral hun­dred so­lic­i­tors will take the field.

100 years ago — 1918

The six-cent street­car fare seems to be com­ing. Mont­gomery, Ala., cit­i­zens be­gan pay­ing that sum this week, and be­fore long Mem­phi­ans will be fork­ing over an­other penny, too.

125 years ago — 1893

A work­ing­man’s club, the Metro-Po­lit­i­cal Club, has been or­ga­nized here with Gen. G.P.M. Turner as pres­i­dent. They will work for gov­ern­ment con­trol of pub­lic works, es­pe­cially garbage col­lec­tion and street clean­ing; mu­nic­i­pal own­er­ship of gas, wa­ter and elec­tric power plants; en­force­ment of the ex­ist­ing (but no longer en­forced) statute for­bid­ding banks and loan com­pa­nies to charge more than six per­cent in­ter­est.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF KAREN CREN­SHAW

This vin­tage photo is be­lieved to have been taken near the Big Creek Ceme­tery in Milling­ton more than 100 years ago. Rel­a­tives of the Cren­shaw fam­ily pic­tured here are, from left: Emit Cren­shaw, Gla­dys Cren­shaw Bolton, Leah Cren­shaw Hart, Jesse Cren­shaw and Dim­ples Baker. The Big Creek com­mu­nity is the old­est set­tle­ment in Shelby County go­ing back to Revo­lu­tion­ary War vet­eran Col. Cle­ment McDaniel, who ar­rived prior to the found­ing of Mem­phis in 1819. Gen­er­a­tions of Cren­shaws be­gan with a pro­lific man named Charles Cren­shaw who jour­neyed to Shelby County in 1820 with his par­ents, Joel Cren­shaw and Jane Swift Cren­shaw. Big Creek was for­merly a quar­ter-acre Cren­shaw fam­ily ceme­tery. The ear­li­est burial was recorded around 1828. To­day, the ceme­tery sits on 6.55 acres with about 650 graves. Present day fam­ily mem­bers in­volved with pre­serv­ing the ceme­tery in­clude Big Creek Ad­min­is­tra­tor Dan Cren­shaw and his grown chil­dren Karen Cren­shaw and Kenny Cren­shaw (Herbi-Sys­tems, Inc. pres­i­dent), as well as cousin Kent Cren­shaw.

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