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Ittie's family had been in the liquor business in Nashville, Tennessee, for many years. Their wedding was a big social event in Nashville. It has been said that the guest list read like a Who's Who in Nashville. Robert's father did not attend the wedding--he did not have the money for the trip. They were living with her father at 605 Capital Square South in Nashville, Tenn., until 1894.
In 1898 Robert was in St. Louis, MO, as a salesman for Valley Liquor Company and was living at 1012 N. Compton Avenue.
Ittie was living with her father, George S. Kinney, in Nashville (Davidson County), Tennessee, in 1900.
Ittie was the author of Miss Breckenridge in 1890 and An Exceptional Case in 1891.
In 1906 Ittie was listed as a journalist in the Nashville, Tennessee, city directory and was living at The Polk.
On the 1910 Davidson County, TN census (7th Ward, Nashville) she was living with her brother William.She was age 51 and a widow.
In 1913-1915 she said she was the widow of Robert R. Reno and she was living at 322 21st Ave. N. in Nashville, Tennessee.
In a letter from Shirley M. Dal Pozzo of Staunton, Illinois, to Sue Damewood, dated May 6, 1992, she says: "According to an article in the book: Nashville, 1900 to 1910; William Waller editor, page 153, it states:
" 'Town Topics was a New York periodical which had correspondents in the major cities. The Nashville correspondent for a least a part of the decade was thought to be Mrs. Ittie Kinney Reno, society editor of the Daily News until that paper ceased publication.
"Then the footnote reads: Mrs. Reno, who was separated from her husband, Robert Ross Reno, was the daughter of George S. and Elizabeth McLaughlin Kinney ...etc."
The 1930 Davidson County (Nashville), Tennessee, census (Nashville, ED20, p. 10B) lists Ittie K. Reno, 71 b. TN, divorced, parents b. TN, living alone.
The 1930 Nashville, Tennessee, city directory lists Mrs. Ittie K. Reno living at 225 7th Ave. N, Apt. 40.
In 1931 she is listed as a caterer and living at the Hotel Tulane.In 1935 she was still living at the Tulane Hotel. She disappeared from the Nashville City Directories after 1935.
[Source: http://www.findagrave.com] "Wife of Robert Ross Reno, the only son of Major Marcus A. Reno of the Battle of Little Big Horn fame. Her father was Colonel George S. Kinney, CSA. An 1876 graduate of the Nazareth Academy for Girls, Nazareth, Kentucky, she became the author of two novels, "Miss Breckinridge, Daughter of Dixie" (Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1889) and "An Exceptional Case" (Lippincott, Philadelpia, 1891). She was also a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was an accomplished bridge player, and liked good food, dancing and singing. She was considered a beautiful woman, with a sparkling personality and a quick wit. She constantly read and wrote, and was a public speaker on several occasions. In the early 1890s, she attempted unsuccessfully to clear the name of her deceased Father-in-Law. In 1939 she was the keynote speaker at the 100th Anniversary of the Beersheba Springs Hotel,Tennessee, where she spent a lot of her time. She married Robert Ross Reno on May 20, 1878, and in later years she and Ross began to drift apart. By 1893 they were living separately, and they divorced on 22 June 1899. They had no children. In later life, she took an interest in communication with dead spirits. Cause of death: Coronary Thrombosis. Burial: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA"