Narcissa Tuck1,2,3

ID# 16862, (1872 - 1944)
FatherAdam Paul Tuck7,8,6 (15 Nov 1842 - 25 Sep 1900)
MotherEmma Williams4,5,6 (17 Mar 1849 - 1 Jun 1903)

Key Events:

Birth: 30 Jul 1872, Memphis, Tennessee9,10,11
Marriage: 10 Mar 1897, Shelby Co., Tennessee, Thomas J. Macgowan (Feb 1859 - 25 May 1925)12,13
Death: 2 Mar 1944, McCrory, Woodruff Co., Arkansas14,15,16
Burial: 4 Mar 1944, Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee17,18,19
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Tuck Family
The Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Narcissa Tuck was born on 30 Jul 1872 in Memphis, Tennessee.9,10,11 She appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, in the household of her parents, Paul Tuck and Emma Williams.8
     She was named an heir in the will of her father's sister, Sarah Elizabeth Tuck, dated 22 Jul 1882, to receive $2000, to be paid to her when she married or reached age 21. She was also to receive all the silverware not already given to others.7,20 She finally received that amount, in Jul 1888, with 19% interest, after an extended legal contest to the will that reached the Tennessee Supreme Court.21
     Narcissa married Thomas J. Macgowan, son of Evander L. McGowan and Mary J. Burrow, on 10 Mar 1897 in Shelby Co., Tennessee, with Rev. Alonzo Monk officiating.12,13
     Narcissa and Thomas J. Macgowan appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, at 367 Lauderdale St., enumerated 1 Jun 1900, reporting that they were renting their home.22
     Narcissa and Thomas appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, at 1350 Court Ave., enumerated 26 Apr 1910, apparently sharing the home with the owners, Arthur and Fannie Kearney.23
     Narcissa and Thomas appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, at 1763 Overton Park Ave., enumerated 17 Jan 1920, boarding with Luther and Stella Kerr and their three children.24
     She appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, at 250 Ashland St., enumerated 14 Apr 1930, reporting that she owned a home valued at $3,000.25
     Narcissa appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, at 1319 Vinton, enumerated 24 Apr 1940, sharing a home rented for $30 per month with Martha J. Frost, a city school teacher, and her 16-year-old son John. They each reported they had lived in the same city in 1935.26
     Narcissa died on 2 Mar 1944 in McCrory, Woodruff Co., Arkansas, at age 71.14,15,16 She was buried on 4 Mar 1944 in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, in the lot of her mother's aunt, Sarah, and her husband, Quintus Atkinson.17,18,19
     
Research Note, 1 Aug 2013:
No death record has been found for Narcissa. She appears in the Memphis city directory until the 1943 issue, but not thereafter. The lot records at Elmwood cemetery show a Mrs. M. T. McGown buried in the family plot originally owned by her aunt Sarah and her husband Quintus Atkinson. In addition to the Atkinsons, Narcissa's parents, her husband, and her sister and her husband and sons were buried there. No Mrs. M. T. McGowan is known. It seems most likely that it was actually N. T. (Narcissa Tuck) Macgowan buried there with her husband, parents, and sister.27,15

Children:
     There were no children with Thomas J. Macgowan

Citations

  1. [S1220] Paul Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows name as Narcissa Tuck.
  2. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 8:289-92, Sarah E. Atkinson, 1882, shows name as Narcissa Tuck.
  3. [S4157] Thomas J. Macgowan household, 1900 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows name as Narcissa Macgowan.
  4. [S2111] McNeil et al v. Mills and Young, transcript of proceedings of Circuit Court of Shelby Co., 12 Aug 1885, pg 106, deposition of Mrs. Emma W. Tuck, states that the two children of A. P. Tuck to which Mrs. Atkinson gave $2,000 were her children.
  5. [S1220] Paul Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows the child as daughter of Emma's husband.
  6. [S4210] Narcisse Macgowan, Certificate of Death.
  7. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 8:289-92, Sarah E. Atkinson, 1882.
  8. [S1220] Paul Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  9. [S4210] Narcisse Macgowan, Certificate of Death, shows date, city, and state.
  10. [S1220] Paul Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows age 7 and state.
  11. [S4157] Thomas J. Macgowan household, 1900 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows month, year, age 27, and state.
  12. [S4156] Thos J. Macgowan and Marcissa W. Tuck, marriage register, shows date and officiant.
  13. [S4157] Thomas J. Macgowan household, 1900 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows married 3 years.
  14. [S4210] Narcisse Macgowan, Certificate of Death, shows date, town, and county.
  15. [S1281] Frazier, "RE: Elmwood Cemetery - Atkinson - Bacon records," e-mail to author, 11 Sep 2007, shows Mrs. M. T. McGowan, buried 03/04/1944, in space 18 of the Atkinson log.
  16. [S4181] Schaefer, "Chapel Hill #299," e-mail to author, 5 Aug 2013, shows that the record actually shows name as Mrs. N. T. McGowan, and that the daily burial log show that she died in McCrory Arkansas.
  17. [S1281] Frazier, "RE: Elmwood Cemetery - Atkinson - Bacon records," e-mail to author, 11 Sep 2007, shows her as Mrs. M. T. McGowan, date, lot, and space 17.
  18. [S4181] Schaefer, "Chapel Hill #299," e-mail to author, 5 Aug 2013, shows that the record actually shows name as Mrs. N. T. McGowan.
  19. [S4210] Narcisse Macgowan, Certificate of Death, shows cemetery, city, and state.
  20. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, petition of John C. Mills as executor, 8 Nov 1882, shows Robert A. Young as "Revd."
  21. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, 22 Dec 1886 statement of J. C. Mills and R. A Young, shows payments of each legacy, with amounts somewhat higher than specified in the will.
  22. [S4157] Thomas J. Macgowan household, 1900 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  23. [S4158] Thomas Macgowan household, 1910 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  24. [S4159] Luthur Y. Kerr Jr. household, 1920 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  25. [S4164] Narcissa F. Macgowan household, 1930 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  26. [S4165] Martha J. Frost household, 1940 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  27. [S4122] R. L. Polk & Co.'s Memphis Directory, 1937 pg 657, and 1938 pg 633, show Narcissa MacGowan, widow of Thos J, at 1319 Vinton av; 1943 pg 691 shows Thos J Macgowan (who had died in 1925) and Narcissa L at 1177 Peabody av; 1945 and later to not list her.