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Sumner County, TN. Death Records
October, 1917

Source:  TSL&A Microfilm # 73; Vital Statistics
Death Records, Volume 54
Transcribed by Jan Barnes
©2011

Name:  Lizzie Gregory
Place of Death:  District 8, Cottontown, Poor Farm
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  No dates, 1882?
Age:  61
Occupation:  Kept house  
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  No data
Birthplace of Father:  No data
Maiden Name of Mother:  No data
Birthplace of Mother:  No data
Date of Death:  Oct. 1, 1917
Cause of Death:  Cardio vascular disease, senile dementia
Length of Residence:  6 years
Place of Burial:  At Sumner Co. Poor Farm
Date of Burial:  Oct. 2, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  None, E. H. Parker, Cottontown  
Informant:   E. H. Parker, Cottontown  


Name:  Z. T. Woolland
Place of Death:  District 14, Buck Lodge
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  July 24, 1844
Age:  73 yrs, 1 mo, 6 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Wilson Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  O.? Woolland
Birthplace of Father:   Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother:  James
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  October 1, Monday, 1917
Cause of Death:  Heart failure caused by Bright's disease
Length of Residence:  2 years; disease contracted in Wilson Co.
Place of Burial:  Wilson Co.
Date of Burial:  Oct. 2, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Steward & Bisens? 
Informant:   G. B. Woolland, Fountain Head  


Name:  James Elwin? Sarver
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Oct. 16, 1853
Age:  63 years, 11 mos, 18 days
Occupation:  Merchant
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Elwin Sarver
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:   Sarah Dining
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  Oct. 4, 1917
Cause of Death:  appolexy
Length of Residence:  
Place of Burial:  Fountain Head
Date of Burial: 10-5-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland   
Informant:   Katie Sarver   


Name:  Emily Miller
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Widow
Date of Birth:  1847
Age:  70 years
Occupation:  House work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Don't know
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother:  Don't know
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  Oct. 5, 1917
Cause of Death:  Unknown
Length of Residence:  70 years
Place of Burial:  Gallatin
Date of Burial:  Oct. 7, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Nashville 
Informant:   Mariah Key, Gallatin  


Name:  Irene Albrino Christen
Place of Death:  District 3
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Single 
Date of Birth:  Sept. 8, 1865
Age:  49 years
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  W. R. Olliver
Birthplace of Father:  Virginia
Maiden Name of Mother:  Don't know
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  Oct. 5, 1917
Cause of Death:  cause of death not known; died without medical attendant
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin
Date of Burial: Oct. 5, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Nashville 
Informant:   Amelia Christen, Gallatin  


Name:  Margaret Alice Watkins
Place of Death:  District 7
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Feb. 18, 1850
Age:  67
Occupation:  At home  
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Wm. Watkins
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Cathrine Garrett
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  Oct. 6, 1917
Cause of Death:  Typhoid fever
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Family cemetery
Date of Burial:  Oct. 7, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Jas. B. Cole, Goodlettsville 
Informant:   None listed  


Name:  Miller Woodson Jones
Place of Death:  District 3
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  1916
Age:  1 year, 5 mos.
Occupation:  None, Infant
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Edgar Jones
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother: Moss
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Oct. 7, 1917
Cause of Death:  Tubercular Meningitis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Hickman Cem., Smith
Date of Burial: Oct. 8, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin  
Informant:  Julia Harris, Gallatin   


Name:  William Thom Jones
Place of Death:  District 16, Portland
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Jan. 15, 1838
Age:  78 yrs, 3 mos., 23 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Virginia
Name of Father:  William F. Jones
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother:  Dorcus
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  Oct. 8, 1917
Cause of Death:  Bronchial asthma
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Pleasant Hill
Date of Burial:  10-9-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  J. R. Jones, Portland   


Name:  Fred William White
Place of Death:  District 11
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Single 
Date of Birth:  June 7, 1914
Age:  3 years
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Howard White
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother: Onley Harper
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Oct. 8, 1917
Cause of Death:  Bronchial Pneumonia
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Harper Grave yard
Date of Burial:  Oct. 9, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  King Carr & Son, Hartsville 
Informant:   J. H. White, Bethpage  


Name:  James Bryson
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  Col.
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Don't know 1860
Age:  57 years
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Richard Bryson
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Fannie Barr
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Oct. 9, 1917
Cause of Death:  Mitral Regurgitation
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial: Oct. 10, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris, Jenkins, Gallatin 
Informant:   Charlie Toliver, Gallatin  


Name:  Louisa Witham
Place of Death: District 17 
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Dec. 28, 1844
Age:  72 yrs, 9 mos, 18 days
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Witham
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  
Birthplace of Mother:   Tenn.
Date of Death:  Oct. 10, 1917
Cause of Death:   Chronic Nephritis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Carter Burying Gr. (she is listed in the Sumner County Cemetery Book in the Escue Cemetery)
Date of Burial: Oct. 11, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Bob Thornton, Westmoreland 
Informant:   Wm. Witham, Bethpage  


Name:  Louis Bracking
Place of Death:  District 9
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Single 
Date of Birth:  July 2, 1892
Age:  25 years
Occupation:  Farm work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  William Bracking
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Littie Harris
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Oct.12, 1917
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:  25 years
Place of Burial:  Frank Pertite?
Date of Burial: Oct. 13, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Nashville 
Informant:   William Bracking, Gallatin  


Name:  Cornelia Alred
Place of Death:  District 9, Hollis Chapel
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  No data, 1865
Age:  52 years
Occupation:  House work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Don't know
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:   Sarah Young
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Oct. 15, 1917
Cause of Death:   Doctor Reese was last Doctor; died without medical attendant
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Mack Coins
Date of Burial:  Oct. 16, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gains CB, Nashville 
Informant:   George Alred, Gallatin  


Name:  Alva (Alvie) Bradwell Carter
Place of Death:  District 17
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  June 10, 1917
Age:  4 mos, 5 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Lee Carter
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Dorsy Lamb
Birthplace of Mother:  Ky.
Date of Death:  Oct.16, 1917
Cause of Death:  Heart trouble
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Fairfield Cemetery
Date of Burial:  Oct. 16, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:   G. H. Lamb, Westmoreland  


Name:  John William Martin
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Dec. 25, 1849
Age:  67 years, 9 mos, 28 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  District 13
Name of Father:  James Martin
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother:  Hobdy
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co.
Date of Death:  Oct. 17, 1917
Cause of Death:  Arterio Schrosis with cerebral softening
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Portland Cemetery
Date of Burial:  10-18-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:   Walace Martin, Portland  


Name:  John Pucket
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Male
Race:  W
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Dec. 7, 1842
Age:  74 yrs, 10 mos, 11 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Alabama
Name of Father:  L. D. Pucket
Birthplace of Father:  North Carolina
Maiden Name of Mother:  Don't know
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  Oct. 18, 1917
Cause of Death:  Paralysis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Cold Water Cemetery
Date of Burial:  10-19-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  Roy Pucket, Portland   


Name:  Richard Casein (Casin)
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  Col.
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Don't know
Age:  80 - Don't know
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Atlanta, Ga.
Name of Father:  Don't know
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother:  Kathrin Casein
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  Oct. 19, 1917
Cause of Death:  Nephrisis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin
Date of Burial: Mon. Oct. 20, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris Jenkins Co., Gallatin
Informant:  Nora Casin   


Name:  William Veteto
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Nov. 30, 1950
Age:  66 yrs, 10 mos, 19 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Jackson Co.
Name of Father:  James Veteto
Birthplace of Father:  Jackson Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother: Luna Caroline Mills
Birthplace of Mother:  Jackson Tenn.
Date of Death:  Oct. 19, 1917
Cause of Death:  Typhoid
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Portland Cemetery
Date of Burial:  10-20-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  John Payne, Portland   


Name:  Eliza Elizabeth Laurdale
Place of Death:  District 5, Hendersonville
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Single 
Date of Birth:  Aug. 4, 1916
Age:  1 year, 2 mos.
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Nick Laurdale
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother: Washie Washington
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  Oct. 20, 1917
Cause of Death:  Bronchial Pneumonia
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Racklan
Date of Burial:  Oct. 21, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Nashville 
Informant:   Washie Laurdale, Hendersonville  


Name:  Loyd W. Ashlock
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  April 6, 1898
Age:  18 yrs, 6 mos, 14 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  District 14
Name of Father:  Richard Ashlock
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Addie Brizendine
Birthplace of Mother:  District 14
Date of Death:  Oct.20, 1917 
Cause of Death:  Chronic Articular rheumatism
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Fountain Head Cemetery
Date of Burial:  Oct. 21, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  R. W.  Enders, Portland
Informant:   Joe Wilson, Fountain Head  


Name:  Donie Perdue
Place of Death:  District 13
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Mar. 20, 1886
Age:  31 yrs, 7 months
Occupation:  Wife
Birthplace:  District 13
Name of Father:  Frank Dorris
Birthplace of Father:  Davidson Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Lou Bartin (Bartis?)
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  Oct. 20, 1917
Cause of Death: U_____ carcinoma
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Hobdy Cemetery
Date of Burial: 10-21-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson 
Informant:  J. H. B. Perdue, Portland   


Name: John Harper
Place of Death:  District 9, Dobbins Pike
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  July 22, 1834
Age:  81 yrs, 3 mos.
Occupation:  Preacher and Farmer
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  John Harper
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Flemmons
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  Oct. 21, 1917
Cause of Death:  Cerebral Hemmorhage
Length of Residence:  7 years
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  Oct. 22, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  Osborn Frye, Gallatin, Tenn.   


Name:  Robert Ing? Jones
Place of Death:  District 13
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widowed  
Date of Birth:  Dec. 16, 1834
Age:  83 years, 10 mos. 5 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Wilson Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  William Jones
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother:  Haner Bridges
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  Oct. 21, 1917
Cause of Death:  Paralysis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Jones Cemetery
Date of Burial:  10-22-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:   Mary Lambt
(Lambert?), Fountain Head  


Name:  Eunice Graves
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Child 
Date of Birth:  July 26, 1912
Age:  5 yrs, 2 mos. 29 days
Occupation:  Child
Birthplace:  Illinois
Name of Father:  Charlie Graves
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Lara Welcher
Birthplace of Mother:  Illinois
Date of Death:  Oct. 25, 1917
Cause of Death:  Tubercular Asthma
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Fairfield Cemetery
Date of Burial: 10-26=1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  Lara Graves, Fountain Head   


Name:  John Gibson
Place of Death:  District 5, Hendersonville
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Single 
Date of Birth:  Mar. 10, 1864
Age:  53 yrs., 9 mos., 18 days
Occupation:  Farm Work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  John Gibson
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Clairer Gibson
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Oct. 28, 1917
Cause of Death:  I did not see the Negro before or after death.  Don't know the cause; found dead in bed, Dr. J. H. Stephens
Length of Residence:  
Place of Burial: Rocklan, Hendersonville 
Date of Burial: Oct. 30, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Nashville 
Informant: Ila Gibson, Hendersonville  


Name:  Sallie Walton
Place of Death:  District 5, Hendersonville
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Married 
Date of Birth:  Oct., 1864
Age:  53 years
Occupation:  House work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Logan Clutman
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Ann Loid
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death: Oct. 29, 1917 
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Rocklan
Date of Burial: Oct. 30, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Nashville 
Informant:  Idela Washington, Hendersonville   


Name:  Martha Edmonds
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Jan. 1, 1855
Age:  62 yrs, 10 months
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Davidson Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Calvin Patten
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mary Bludworth
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Oct. 29, 1917
Cause of Death: Fell Dead; no M. D. present.  Cause of death not known
Length of Residence:  In the state, 32 years
Place of Burial:  Salem 
Date of Burial:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Funeral Home or Undertaker:
Informant:  W. E. Edmonds, South Tunnel   


Name:  Ira Brown
Place of Death:  District 11, Bethpage
Sex:  Male
Race:  Black
Marital Status:  Widowed  
Date of Birth:  1812
Age:  105 years
Occupation:  Laborer
Birthplace:  Va.
Name of Father:   Edmond Brown 
Birthplace of Father:  Va.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Nannie
Birthplace of Mother:  Va.
Date of Death: 10-29-1917
Cause of Death:  Intestinal Obstruction
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Bethpage, Tenn.
Date of Burial: 10-31-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & Jenkins, Gallatin 
Informant:  Jess Brown, Bethpage  


Name:  Mattie Ruth Whitson
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  July 30, 1895
Age:  22 yrs, 4 mos, 0 days
Occupation:  Wife
Birthplace:  17 Dist.
Name of Father:  Seaton Lee
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother: Zudie Brigance
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner County
Date of Death:  Oct. 30, 1917
Cause of Death:  Tetanus
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Mount Moriah Cemetery
Date of Burial: 10-31-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  Seaton Lee, Portland   


Name:  Ozy Cleo Crowder
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Oct. 10, 1917
Age:  Still born
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Sumner, Tenn.
Name of Father:  Frank Crowder
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner
Maiden Name of Mother:  Lilian Travelstead
Birthplace of Mother:  Allen Co., Ky.
Date of Death:  Oct. 10, 1917
Cause of Death:  Stillborn
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Rockbridge Cemetery
Date of Burial: Oct. 11, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Simpson, Hodges, & Rippy, Bethpage 
Informant:   L. C. Brown, Fountain Head  


Name:  Stillborn Morris
Place of Death:  District 15
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Infant  
Date of Birth:  10-8-1917
Age:  Infant
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Tenn. 
Name of Father:  Alonzoe Morris
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Clara A. Garrison
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  10-8-1917
Cause of Death:  Stillborn
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Brinkley Cemetery
Date of Burial: Oct. 9
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  None 
Informant:   Alonzoe Morris, Cottontown  


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