Nora Elfleda “Grandma Tingle” (Wilson) Tingle

Nora Elfleda “Grandma Tingle” (Wilson) Tingle (1868-1948) was born to Benjamin and Ellen Wilson in 1868 in Jackson, IL. She was one of at least four children. Benjamin worked as a carpenter and a farmer. The family moved to Marion, AR by 1880. On July 14, 1887, Nora married Charles Slusser, son of Jeremia and Ellen Slusser. Together the couple had three children: Charles Benjamin, William Lawrence, and Leafy Agnes. Charles worked as a farmer and died in AR in 1896 at the approximate age of 30. By 1904, Nora was married to Henry Sweet, a widower with two sons, and living in Louisville with their blended family of seven. According to the 1910 census, Henry was a Public Works laborer and Nora was keeping house in their rental home at 207 S. 15th Street. Charles Benjamin was working as a box factory laborer, William Lawrence was a traveling salesman, and Leafy was a housekeeper. By the 1915 city directory, Nora was a widow. In 1916, she married Robert Tingle and they remained in Louisville throughout their lives.

On January 24, 1948, Nora died at her home, 528 S. Preston Street, in the Phoenix Hill Neighborhood. She was 80 years old. Known by her family as Grandma Tingle, Nora left a long legacy. At the time of her death, her son Charles and daughter Leafy were living along with 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Nora was buried in Section 7, Range 14, Lot 24 of Eastern Cemetery. Her grave is unmarked. Nora’s son Charles married Nellie Potts and together they had 10 children in St. Louis, MO. Nora’s son William married Maude Potts and they had at least three children in Louisville. Leafy Agnes married Joseph Fisher and together they had two children in Louisville. Leafy Agnes and Joseph are also buried in Eastern Cemetery. The photos of Nora are from Ancestry users Diana Roston and Lary Slusser.