Margaret Stevens Broome
1912 — 2020
Margaret Stevens Broome, 108, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 20, at King's Daughters and Sons Home, in Bartlett, TN. Born on February 26, 1912, the youngest of 14 children, she revered her parents, William Green Stevens and Margaret Lee Harrison. She loved to recount memories of her childhood on Second Street and on Greenlaw Street in early 20th century Memphis. Listening, we heard tales of the truant officer coming to check on her whereabouts as she hid under the porch on Greenlaw, of a father who took her to Beale Street to buy her a new pair of shoes, of a brother who died in 1914 at the age of 15 and had the first Boy Scout funeral in Memphis and whose troop escorted his...