Tingley Places

The Carrie Tingley Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Carrie Tingley Hospital"In the Autumn of 1937, an historic ceremony was held to open the doors of New Mexico's new children's hospital. It was named after Carrie Tingley, wife of then Governor Clyde Tingley, who felt a hospital was needed for children of the state who were suffering from polio.

The Tingleys chose the site of Hot Springs, later named Truth or Consequences, located in southern New Mexico. It was known for its healing mineral waters, and it resembled a similar site in Warm Springs, Georgia, where their friend President Franklin Roosevelt was treated for polio.

As polio became less widespread due to new vaccines, the hospital direction began to focus on other orthopedic conditions such as scoliosis, clubfoot, cerebral palsy and spina bifida.

In 1981, the hospital moved to Albuquerque to align itself closer with medical services and consultants here. In 1987 the UNM Board of Regents was appointed as the CTH Board of Directors. Subsequent legislative action merged Carrie Tingley Hospital with the UNM Medical Center.

Carrie Tingley Hospital is now a component of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. CTH houses a 24-bed inpatient unit and conducts 21 specialized clinics for children from birth to 21 years of age. A
community outreach program visits 16 communities throughout New Mexico, enabling rural patients to be seen by CTH doctors and staff.

Surgery is performed at University Hospital. All children who are residents of New Mexico may receive services. Rehabilitation is in-house under the care of board-certified doctors and therapists. Carrie Tingley Hospital has a full service orthotics and prosthetics department to meet all the children's needs."

The Carrie Tingley Hospital Website:

The Tingley Memorial Library, Bradenton, Florida:Tingley Memorial Library

Beulah Hooks Hannah Tingley was the benefactor of Tingley Memorial Library, located on 2nd Street North in Bradenton Beach, Florida.

The library's Website says it continues to be funded, "b
y generous donations (including that of benefactor, Beulah Hooks Hannah Tingley) and operated by friendly volunteers. No tax dollars are used."

Beulah Hooks Hannah Tingley was born Aug. 24, 1893 in Clermont, Florida. The daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Louella (Hulsey) Hooks, Beulah was first married to John Hannah, who died Nov. 13, 1941. They lived in Tampa, Florida. As a widow, she was a Florida delegate to the 1944 Democratic National Convention, which was held in Chicago in July of that year.

On June 11, 1953, she married Harvey Ellsworth Tingley (10-02645) of Bradenton Beach, Florida. He was a farmer and died Jan. 3, 1964. No children are recorded from the second marriage.

Tingley Memorial Library Website:
The Political Graveyard Website: http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/hannaford-hanscom.html (Fifth listing from the top)
The Tingley Family Revised, by H.E. Frye, Volume VII, 1992; p. 173.

The Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Between 1916 and 1938, their was no New Mexico State Fair. That may have been the end of the fair if was not for a group of businessmen and  New Mexico Governor Clyde Tingley (1883-1960). The governor convinced President Franklin Roosevelt to grant Work Project Administration funds for construction of fairground buildings in the middle of Albuquerque. Over the next several years, more than $500,000 in WPA funds and more than a million adobe bricks were used for the construction of buildings.

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The Tingley Coliseum was dedicated in 1957. Roy Rogers and Dale Evans played the entire run of that year's nine-day Fair. Entertainers from every genre have taken the Tingley stage: Steve McQueen, Reba McEntire, Antonio Aguilar, Time Mcgraw, Faith Hill, the Neville Brothers, ZZ Top, Red Skelton, Roy Orbison, Merle Haggard and many others. In 1998, the state legislature granted funds to keep Tingley Coliseum a resource for New Mexicans to enjoy for years to come. Since 1999, $9.6 million has been spent on renovating the coliseum.




History of the New Mexico State Fair: 
Clyde Tingley and His dogs: http://www.cabq.gov/museum/resources/tingley.htm

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