Choices along roads less traveled by, 1985.


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CITATION:  Dorothy Tinsley Daily Choices along roads less traveled by, MSS 249, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University

Biographical Note

Dorothy Tinsley was born in Bulloch County, Georgia, around 1914, to Rev. Thomas H. Tinsley and Janie Johnson Tinsley, of Oglethorpe, Georgia.  Rev. Tinsley was a member of the South Georgia Conference and pastored at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Macon, Georgia.

Tinsley graduated from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, in 1935.  She taught school briefly before marrying Maurice Cecil Daily, a Methodist minister, on August 6, 1936.  They traveled immediately to Havana, Cuba, to serve as missionaries until 1946.  While in Cuba Mrs. Daily gave birth to daughters, Martha Jane in 1938 and Sarah in 1946, and twin sons, Frederick Maurice and Thomas Carroll, in 1941.  Frederick Maurice died of septicemia in 1943 and was buried in Preston, Cuba.  The family moved to New York in 1946 to allow Rev. Daily to attend Union Theological Seminary.  In addition to raising her children, Mrs. Daily spoke to organizations about her experiences in Cuba and authored the plays, "Search my heart" and "The Christmas party."  In 1959 she received her Masters in Missions from Hartford Theological Seminary.  Rev. Daily accepted a mission to the Dominican Republic in 1954, with the family following in 1955.  They remained there for ten years, until they were evacuated as part of the U.S. Military occupation from 1965 to 1966.  Rev. and Mrs. Daily moved to Laredo, Texas, in 1965 where Rev. Daily served as the Superintendent of the Holding Institute.  He resigned in 1973 and moved to Austin to accept an appointment as Associate Pastor at St. John's United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Daily taught public and private school.

Scope and Content Note

This typewritten manuscript is a reminiscence of Dorothy Tinsley Daily from 1936 to 1985 and details the missionary work she did with her husband, Maurice Cecil Daily, as well as details of their family life.  Of interest to researchers are Mrs. Daily's accounts of life in Cuba during the regime of Fulgencio Batista y Zaldâivar and the Dominican Republic under the leadership of Rafael Leâonidas Trujillo Molina and his successor, Juan Bosch.

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