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Sumner County, TN. Death Records
August, 1914

Source:  TSL&A Microfilm #27, Vital Statistics
Death Records, Volume 56
Transcribed by Jan Barnes
©2006

*Death certificates were typed in order as they appeared on the film.


Name:  Mary Catherine Payne
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex: Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Widow  
Date of Birth:  1832
Age: 82 years
Occupation:  Housewife
Birthplace:  Smith Co.
Name of Father:  Cy Richardson
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Marada Savage
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  Aug. 2, 1914
Cause of Death:  
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gazaway Burying Ground
Date of Burial:  Aug. 3, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  No undertaker  
Informant:  B. Payne, S. Tunnel
(Found with the July certificates)  


Name:  Henry Gunther
Place of Death:  District 16, Mitchellville
Sex: Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Sept 6, 1865
Age:  48 years, 11 months, 7 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Germany
Name of Father:  Unknown
Birthplace of Father:  Germany
Maiden Name of Mother:  Unknown
Birthplace of Mother:  Germany
Date of Death:  Aug 13, 1914
Cause of Death:  struck by train; death instantly
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gunther Cem.
Date of Burial:  Aug 14, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  House Bros. & Bryan, Franklin, Ky  
Informant:  Mrs. Lola Gunther, Mitchellville, Tenn.  


Name:  Elsie Laverne Deng (Denning)
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Female
Race:  Black
Marital Status:
Date of Birth:  May 27, 1914
Age:  2 months, 25 days
Occupation:
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  Marco Denning
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Blancie Allred
Birthplace of Mother:  Warren Co.
Date of Death:  Aug 22, 1914
Cause of Death:  Death without Medical attendant.  Supposed to be diarrhea
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Oldfield Cemetery
Date of Burial:  Aug 22, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland
Informant:  Rosco? Denning 


Name:  Thomas Jefferson Moncrief
Place of Death:  District 11, Bethpage
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widowed
Date of Birth:  Nov. 10, 1830
Age:  83 years, 9 months, 5 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Sanders Moncrief
Birthplace of Father:
Maiden Name of Mother:  Phillips
Birthplace of Mother:
Date of Death:  Aug. 15, 1914
Cause of Death:  Enteritis
Length of Residence:  83 years
Place of Burial:  Mt. Vernon
Date of Burial:  Aug. 16, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Simpson & Campbell
Informant:  W. F. Moncrieff, Woodville, Tenn. 


Name:  William Hendrickson Pence
Place of Death:  District 11, Bethpage
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  11-19-1853
Age:  60 years, 9 months, 1day
Occupation:  Traveling Salesman
Birthplace:  Schochok?, Logan Co., Ky
Name of Father:  E. M. Pierce
Birthplace of Father:  Va.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Nancy Harper  
Birthplace of Mother:  Logan Co., Ky.
Date of Death:  8-20-1914
Cause of Death:  uremia
Length of Residence:  former resident of Bowling Green, Ky.
Place of Burial:  Springfield, Tenn
Date of Burial:  Aug 2, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin  
Informant:  Mrs. W. H. Pence, Bowling Green, 1118 Adams St.  


Name:  Capt. Joseph Thorb Odom
Place of Death:  District 3, Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widower
Date of Birth:  April 13, 1833
Age:  81 years, 3 months, 21 days
Occupation:  none, lived a retired life
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Harris Odom
Birthplace of Father:  N. C.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Elliston
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug. 3, 1914
Cause of Death:  Cerebral hemorhage and hemplegia
Length of Residence:  18 days; in state 81 years 3 months, 21 days, former residence near Gallatin
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  Aug 4, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  Mrs. Jane Nickelson, Gallatin 


Name:  William Gourley
Place of Death:  District 3, Cole Ferry Pike 
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widower  
Date of Birth:  May 25, 1847
Age:  67 years, 2 months, 8 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Sam. Gourley
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Darnell
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug. 2, 1914
Cause of Death:  Nephritis coupled by mitral insufficiency
Length of Residence:  
Place of Burial:  Gourley Cemetery
Date of Burial:  Aug. 3, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin  
Informant:  Rebecca Walker, Gallatin  


Name:  Mary Bridgewater
Place of Death:  District 3, Odum Ben.
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  no data available, 1894
Age:  20 years
Occupation:  House work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Stephen Harris
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Tennie Douglas
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug. 1, 1914
Cause of Death:  Puerperal Peritonitis
Length of Residence:  20 years
Place of Burial:  Long Hollow Pike
Date of Burial:  Aug. 2, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin
Informant:  Will Bridgewater, Odum Ben. 


Name:  Oldham Cowen McLaren
Place of Death:  District 3, Gallatin 
Sex: Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  July 15, 1869
Age:  45 years, 17 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  J. H. McLaren
Birthplace of Father:  Va.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Cowen  
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug. 1, 1914
Cause of Death:  Nephritis
Length of Residence:  3 years; in state 45 years, 17 days
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  Aug. 2, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin  
Informant:  Mrs. D. B. Evertson, Gallatin  


Name:  Still Born
Place of Death:  District 9
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  Aug 11, 1914
Age:
Occupation:
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  Not divulged
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Lethie Ford
Birthplace of Mother:  Macon Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  Aug 11, 1914
Cause of Death:  Still born; premature birth
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  On premises
Date of Burial:  Aug 11, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  None
Informant:  J. R. Parks, Gallatin 


Name:  Benjamin Franklin Atchison
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex: Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  May 26, 1832
Age: 82 years, 2 months, 26 days
Occupation:  Black smith
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  John Atchison
Birthplace of Father:  Not known
Maiden Name of Mother:  Not known
Birthplace of Mother:  
Date of Death:  Aug 22, 1914
Cause of Death:  Paralysis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Biggs Cemetery
Date of Burial:  Aug 23, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland  
Informant:  W. W. Atchison, Fountain Head  


Name:  Willy Barber
Place of Death:  District 14, Fountain Head
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  (death date was given for birthdate)
Age:  18 years, 6 months, 16 days
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Fountain Head
Name of Father:  Jim Barber
Birthplace of Father:  Fountain Head
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mally Whitson
Birthplace of Mother:  Fountain Head
Date of Death:  Aug 13, 1914
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Sulphura Cemetery
Date of Burial:  Aug 14, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland
Informant:  Mallie Barber, Fountain Head, Tenn. 


Name:  Pauline Baise
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  
Date of Birth:  Oct 1, 1913
Age:  11 months, 5 days
Occupation:
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  S. C. Baise
Birthplace of Father:  Cumberland Co., Ky
Maiden Name of Mother:  Cora Finn
Birthplace of Mother:  Macon Co.
Date of Death:  Aug 6, 1914
Cause of Death:  Gastrointestinal caterlmitt? convulsions
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Portland Cemetery
Date of Burial:  Sept. 7, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W.  G. Wilkinson, Portland  
Informant:  S. C. Baise, Portland
*Date of death is given as Aug 6, but the drs. note indicates that she was attended from Sept. 2 through Sept. 6.  


Name:  Francis Barker
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  No data obtainable, 1856
Age:  58 years
Occupation:  Washer woman
Birthplace:  Georgie
Name of Father:  Amos Carter
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother:  Don't know
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  Aug 1, 1914
Cause of Death:  Tabes Dossalis (Locomotor Atuxy, spinal disease contributory)
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin
Date of Burial:  Aug 2, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin
Informant:  Fannie Wyley, Gallatin 


Name:  Mary Boyd
Place of Death:  District 2, near Cairo
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Sept. 13, 1833
Age: 80 years, 11 months, 12 days
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  N. C.
Name of Father:  J. Boyd
Birthplace of Father:  N. C.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Hester
Birthplace of Mother:  N. C.
Date of Death:  Aug 25, 1914
Cause of Death:  Cause of death not known
Length of Residence:  2 years, 6 months; in state 76 years, former resident of Cotton Town
Place of Burial:  Bowman Grave yd.
Date of Burial:  Aug 26, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin  
Informant:  J. A. Bowman, Gallatin  


Name:  July Wheeler
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Widowed
Date of Birth:  No data, 1853
Age:  61 years
Occupation:  Housework
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Dave Medowes
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Phebie Medowes
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug 19, 1914
Cause of Death:  Chronic Catarrhal Gastritis
Length of Residence:  at place of death, 3 years; former residence - Hartsville
Place of Burial:  Gallatin
Date of Burial:  Aug 20, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin
Informant:  Letha Belo, Harrisburge, Ky. 


Name:  Emerson Parker Wallace
Place of Death:  District 3
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status: Single  
Date of Birth:  Oct. 19, 1913
Age:  11 months
Occupation:
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  J. Frank Wallace
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Bowman
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug 31, 1914
Cause of Death:  No physician in attendance at time of death.  Child died in a convulsion
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  Sept. 1, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin  
Informant:  J. Frank Wallace, Gallatin  


Name:  Buck Blalock
Place of Death:  District 2, Cairo
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  no data, 1857
Age:  57 years
Occupation:  farmer
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Shell. Blalock
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Susan Wry
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug 8, 1914
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:  7 years; in state 57 years
Place of Burial:  Cairo
Date of Burial:  Aug 9, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin
Informant:  Mary Blalock, Cairo 


Name:  Louis Porter Hanner
Place of Death:  District 10, Dobbins Pike
Sex:   Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  April 4, 1871
Age: 43 years, 5 months, 1 day
Occupation:  Pharmacy and Farmer
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Hanner
Birthplace of Father:  Ala.
Maiden Name of Mother:   Hanner 
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug 5, 1914
Cause of Death:  Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Length of Residence:  6 years at place of death; in state 43 years, 5 months, 1 day
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  Aug 6, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin  
Informant:  Mac R. Hanner, Clarksville, Tennessee  


Name:  Martha Lucinda Bruce
Place of Death:  District 3, Cairo
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  June 15, 1848
Age:  66 years, 2 months, 2 days
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  B. Bruce
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Clark
Birthplace of Mother:  Va.
Date of Death:  Aug 17, 1914
Cause of Death:  No physician present or in attendance.  Died before one could be summoned
Length of Residence:  66 years, 2 months, 2 days
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  Aug 18, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  Mrs. N. S. Caldwell, Gallatin 


Name:  Marcus Allen Riggsbee
Place of Death:  District 15
Sex: Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Aug 12, 1864
Age: 50 years, 0 months
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  Rufin James Riggsbee
Birthplace of Father:  North Carolina
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mandy Bandy
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co.
Date of Death:  Ag. 29, 1914
Cause of Death:  Pellagra
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Cedar Grove
Date of Burial:  Sept. 3, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland  
Informant:  W. E. Riggsbee, Portland  


Name:  Adnel W. Wilmarth
Place of Death:  District 15
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  
Age:
Occupation:  Nothing
Birthplace:  Mass.
Name of Father:
Birthplace of Father:
Maiden Name of Mother:
Birthplace of Mother:
Date of Death:  Aug 9, 1914
Cause of Death:  Pellagra
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Link Cemetery
Date of Burial:  Aug 9, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland
Informant:  Tom Briley, Cotton Town 


Name:  Lydia Troutt
Place of Death:  District 12
Sex:   Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widowed  
Date of Birth:  Feb 11, 1843
Age: 71 years, 6 months, 9 days
Occupation:  House keeper
Birthplace:  Sumner, Tenn.
Name of Father:  George Troutt
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner
Maiden Name of Mother:  Bell
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner
Date of Death:  8-17-1914
Cause of Death:  Chronic Intestinal Nephritis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Sarver Buring
Date of Burial:  8-18-1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Simpson & Campbell, Bethpage  
Informant:  Jas. W. Simpson, Bethpage  


Name:  James Cullum
Place of Death:  District 5, Pilot Knob
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  July, 1889
Age:  25 years, 7 months
Occupation:  Painter
Birthplace:  Pilot Knob
Name of Father:  James Cullum
Birthplace of Father:  Smith Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Florance Willerkson
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co.
Date of Death:  Aug 4, 1914
Cause of Death:  Consumption, no doctor
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Pilot Knob
Date of Burial:  Aug 5, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin
Informant:  James Cullum, Pilot Knob 


Name:  Tim Beasley
Place of Death:  District 5, Avendale 
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  1839
Age: 75 years
Occupation:  Stone mason
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Dave Alexander
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee 
Maiden Name of Mother:  Diniah Beasley
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug 23, 1914
Cause of Death:  Infirmities of old age & general paralysis
Length of Residence:  5 years at place of death; in state 75 years.  former residence - Beasleys Bend
Place of Burial:  Avendale
Date of Burial:  Aug 25, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin  
Informant:  Willis Vaughn, Avendale  


Name:  Owens Infant (Born Dead) 
Place of Death:  District 5
Sex:  Male
Race:  Black
Marital Status:
Date of Birth:  Aug 1, 1914  
Age:  Born dead
Occupation:
Birthplace:  Gallatin, R. 3
Name of Father:  Will Owens
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mary Corey
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  Aug 1, 1914
Cause of Death:  Syphilis in mother
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, R. 3
Date of Burial:  Aug 2, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  The Neighbors, Gallatin, R. 3
Informant:  Will Owens, Gallatin 


Name:  Venue Pursley
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  single
Date of Birth:  Aug 17, 1894
Age:  20 years
Occupation:  Housework
Birthplace:  Gallatin
Name of Father:  Ben Chumley
Birthplace of Father:  Hartsville
Maiden Name of Mother:  Hanah Bullock
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug 17, 1914
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:  20 years
Place of Burial:  Gallatin
Date of Burial:  Aug 19, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin
Informant:  Hannah Bullock, Gallatin 


Name:  George Baker
Place of Death:  District 9
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  Jany 3, 1847
Age:  67 years, 8 months
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  Z. B. Baker
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Newsom
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner
Date of Death:  August 31, 1914
Cause of Death:  Nephritis
Length of Residence:  1 year; in state 67 years
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  Sept. 1, 1914
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  I. M. Baker
(Found among the September certificates) 


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