Sofie Moody Nolan, ca. 1910-1920

February 23, 2024
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Sophie "Sofy" Moody Nolan is shown between 1910-1920 at the McKnight house on the hill, now Blessing Funeral Home, 401 Elm St. Sofy and Ben Nolan were pioneer settlers in Mansfield in the 1800s. Ben Nolan was a farmer and Sofy Nolan was a midwife, who delivered many babies in Mansfield.

To learn more about Mansfield history, check out the Mansfield Historical Museum, 102 N. Main St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more info, call 817-473-4250, or go to

Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.

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