Friday, January 13, 2012

Madison Station

In 1997 Guy Bockmon published a history of the Madison Community in Davidson County, Tennessee called Madison Station. Bockmon had begun his research on the Madison area in 1992. Madison Station is available for purchase online at Alibris and AbeBooks. The book may also be available for loan from you local public library.

After publication, Guy Bockmon created a website to share the material gathered, but not used, for the book Madison Station. Bockmon wrote: "While gathering research material for publication, one always finds much more information than can be included in the final book. The leftovers are too valuable not to share, hence this website. The book Madison Station details in text, maps and black-and-white pictures the development of Madison from her pioneer days through the beginnings of her explosive growth in the 1950's. Madison Station is available for loan or for in-house research at the Metro Nashville Archives, the Nashville Public Library and the Tennessee State Library and Archives. "

Click on the book title to view the website.

Madison Station.

Bockmon passed away on December 12, 2005. This obituary appeared in the Nashville Tennessean on Wednesday, 14 December 2005:
Dr. Guy Alan BOCKMON

December 12, 2005. Born in Paducah KY, December 7, 1926. Preceded in death
by his parents, William Henry and Ruth McChesney Bockmon; brother, William E.
Bockmon; and daughter, Carol Callis Bockmon. Survived by Sue Callis Bockmon,
wife; and son, David. Dr. Bockmon was graduated from Paducah's Tilghman High
School and Murray State University. A veteran of the US Army, he then received
his Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the Eastman School of
Music of the University of Rochester. Dr. Bockmon served as Professor of Music
for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville from 1955 - 1974. During his career,
Dr. Bockmon co-authored Scored for Listening, Perceiving Music Problems in
Sight and Sound, and also edited several texts for Harcourt-Brace Publishing.
During his tenure in Knoxville, he performed with the Knoxville Symphony
Orchestra, served as Associate Choir Director for St. John's Episcopal Church,
and as Choir Director for St. Michael's and All Angels Chapel. In 1974, he
established an adult music songwriting program for the University of Tennessee at
Nashville, which later merged with Tennessee State University. Upon
retirement, Dr. Bockmon authored Madison Station, an historical work depicting the
development of Madison, TN, included in the Tennessee Heritage Library's
Bicentennial collection. A memorial service will be held at St. Philips Episcopal
Church, Donelson, TN on Saturday, December 17, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to Alive Hospice of Nashville, the
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, or the St. Philips Endowment Fund

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