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Sumner County, TN. Death Records
May, 1917

Source:  TSL&A Microfilm # 73; Vital Statistics
Death Records, Volume 54
Transcribed by Jan Barnes
©2009

Name:  Aron Clark Warner
Place of Death:  district 4, 2 miles of Gallatin  
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widower  
Date of Birth:  No data, don't know, 1847
Age:  70 years
Occupation:  Retired Farmer
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Jno. Warner
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:   don't know
Birthplace of Mother:  don't know
Date of Death:  May 1, 1917
Cause of Death:  Mitral Regurgitation
Length of Residence:  2 years, in state 70 years
Place of Burial:  Halltown Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 2, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin   
Informant:  Mrs. Cora Hall, Gallatin    


Name:  Henry Lumkins
Place of Death:  District 3, Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Married 
Date of Birth:  no data, 1849
Age:  68 years
Occupation:  Janitor
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:  May 1, 1917
Cause of Death: Intestinal Nephritis
Length of Residence:  30 years, in state 68 years, former residence, Memphis, Tennessee
Place of Burial:  Gallatin
Date of Burial: May 2, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin 
Informant:  Mary E. Lumkins, Gallatin   


Name:  Nelson Sarver
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Male
Race:  Black
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  March 14, 1913
Age:  4 years, 1 month, 18 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Ras Sarver
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Roxie Buntin
Birthplace of Mother:  Robertson Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 2, 1917
Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Potters Burying Ground
Date of Burial: May 3, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Wilkinson, WG, Portland, Tenn. 
Informant:  Ras Sarver, Fountain Head, Tenn.  


Name:  Cassie Brown Johnson
Place of Death:  District 3, Gallatin
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Mar. 12, 1878
Age:  39 years, 1 month, 23 days
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Kentucky
Name of Father:  Jim Brown
Birthplace of Father:  Kentucky
Maiden Name of Mother:  Myers
Birthplace of Mother:  Kentucky
Date of Death:  May 5, 1917
Cause of Death: Bronchial pneumonia
Length of Residence:  at place of death - 2 years, in state 18 years.
Place of Burial:  Franklin, Ky.
Date of Burial:  May 7, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  W. C. Johnson, Gallatin   


Name:  Richard Dixson
Place of Death:  District 4, Peach Valley
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Widower 
Date of Birth:  1825
Age:  92 years
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Don't know
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother:  Don't know
Birthplace of Mother:  Vergina
Date of Death:  May 6, 1917
Cause of Death:  Carcinoma
Length of Residence:  at place of death - 65 years, in state 92 years
Place of Burial:  Peach Valley
Date of Burial: May 7, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder 
Informant:  Chas. Dixon, Nashville   


Name:  May Cantrell
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  December 31, 1902
Age:  14 years, 4 months, 10 days
Occupation:  Going to school
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tennessee
Name of Father:  Brodie S. Cantrell
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Enola Marlin
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 10, 1917
Cause of Death:  Meningitis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Portland
Date of Burial:  May 11, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  Brodie S. Cantrell, Fountain Head, Tenn.   


Name:  Estel Crabtree
Place of Death:  District 8, Poor Farm
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  1895
Age:  22 years
Occupation:  None
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:  May 10, 1917
Cause of Death: Not known, no doctor present at death
Length of Residence:  at place of death, 10 days, in state 22 years
Place of Burial:  Sumner Co. Poor Farm
Date of Burial:   May 11, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker: E. H. Parker, Supt. Poor Farm, Cottontown
Informant:   E. H. Parker  


Name: Missouria Ann Perdue 
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Jan. 8, 1844
Age:  73 years, 4 months, 5 days
Occupation:  Wife
Birthplace:  Missourie
Name of Father:  Smith Mayes
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mary Hobdy
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 11, 1917
Cause of Death:  Thoracic ____?
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Portland Cemetery
Date of Burial:  5-12-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  Mrs. Ellen Abser (
Absher)   


Name:  Esma Link Critenden (Crittenden)
Place of Death:  District 15
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  3-5-1890
Age:  27 years, 2 months, 7 days
Occupation:  Housekeeping
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  J. T. Link
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., T.
Maiden Name of Mother:   Ellen Strain
Birthplace of Mother:  Robertson Co., T.
Date of Death:  May 12, 1917 
Cause of Death:  ? of pregnancy
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Link Cemetery
Date of Burial: May 13, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  J. T. Link, Cottontown   


Name:  Anner Beasley
Place of Death:  District 17
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widow  
Date of Birth:  Dec. 25, 1886
Age:  30 years, 4 months, 18 days
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Sumner
Name of Father:  Wyley Brackin
Birthplace of Father:  Alen Co., Ky.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Margret Roberts
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner
Date of Death:  May 12, 1917
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Mt. Vernon Semitary
Date of Burial:  May 13, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Simpson, Hodges, & Rippy, Bethpage, Tenn. 
Informant:  Wyley Brackin, Fountainhead   


Name:  J. N. Haley
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Divorced  
Date of Birth:  Apr. 4, 1846
Age:  71 years, 1 month, 8 days
Occupation:  Retired
Birthplace:  College Grove, Williamson Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Wm.
Birthplace of Father:  Va.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Don't know 
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  May 12, 1917
Cause of Death:  Progression Prephreal Paralysis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Nashville
Date of Burial:  May 13, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  Frank R. Sanderson, Nashville, Tenn.    


Name:  Irene Talley
Place of Death:  District 6
Sex:  Female
Race:  Col.
Marital Status:  
Date of Birth:  
Age:  about 5 months
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Lee Talley
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Willie Patterson
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 12, 1917
Cause of Death:  No physician in attendance
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Patton Col. Cem.
Date of Burial:  May 13, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Jas. B. Cole, Goodlettsville 
Informant:  Gran Talley, Edenwold   


Name:  Wheeler Cox
Place of Death:  District 11, Bethpage
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  May 13, 1892
Age:  25 years
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Buck Cox
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Eliza Hutcherson
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 13, 1917
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Bethpage Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 14, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  R. E. Thornton, Westmoreland 
Informant:  Buck Cox, Bethpage  


Name: Cora Pearl Turner
Place of Death:  District 12, Sugar Grove
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widowed  
Date of Birth:  Nov. 22, 1881
Age:  35 years, 5 months, 21 days
Occupation:  Housewife
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  John Morris
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Culwell
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 13, 1917
Cause of Death:  Myocarditis, no history of heart trouble farther back than 3 days before I saw her first.
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Mount Pleasant, Ky.
Date of Burial: May 14, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  A. F. Pearson, Scottsville, Ky. 
Informant:   Mrs. R. C. Turner, Adolphus, Ky.
*Written on the bottom of certificate:  The younger ones of this family spell the name "Caldwell"  


Name:  Ella Devada Gregory
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  
Date of Birth:  April 26, 1914
Age:  3 years, 18 days
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Robertson Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Weslie Gregory
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Maggie Dudly
Birthplace of Mother:  Jackson Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 14, 1917
Cause of Death: Uremic Poisoning
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Lamt. Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 16, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  Weslie Gregory, Portland   


Name:  John H. Terry
Place of Death:  District 3, Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Sept. 1, 1843
Age:  73 years, 8 months, 14 days
Occupation:  Ret. Farmer
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  N. Terry
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Wethered
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 15, 1917
Cause of Death:  Mitral Insufficiency and Senility
Length of Residence:  at place of death, 8 years, in state 73 yrs. 8 mos. 14 da.  disease contracted from bullet wound of war
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  May 15, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  M. E. Head, Gallatin   


Name:   Oscar Levy Moncrief
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  single  
Date of Birth:  Mar. 26, 1917
Age:  1 month, 20 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Sumner
Name of Father:  Herbert Moncrief
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner
Maiden Name of Mother:  Bessie Kirkham
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner
Date of Death:  May 16, 1917
Cause of Death:  Spinal Meningitis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Sulphura Semitary
Date of Burial: May 17, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Simpson, Hodges, & Rippy, Bethpage 
Informant:  Herbert Moncrief, Fountain Head   


Name:  Winfred Angle (listed as Winford Anglea in the cemetery book, son of Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Anglea)
Place of Death:  District 17
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Feb. 3, 1917
Age:  3 months, 15 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Sumner
Name of Father:  Jodie Angle
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mattie Angle
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner
Date of Death:  May 18, 1917
Cause of Death: Meningitis
Length of Residence:  
Place of Burial:  New Hope Semitary
Date of Burial: May 19, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Simpson, Hodges, & Rippy, Bethpage 
Informant:  Jodie Angle, Bethpage   


Name:  Mary Louise Burnley
Place of Death:  District 2, Hartsville Pike
Sex:  Female
Race:  Black
Marital Status:  Infant  
Date of Birth:  Aug. 18, 1916
Age:  10 months
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Lee Burnley
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Burford
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 18, 1917
Cause of Death: Diarrhea and enteritis, improper feeding with cow's milk
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Trousdale County
Date of Burial: May 18, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  W. H. Dining?, Gallatin   


Name:  William A. Carver
Place of Death:  District 3, Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Feby. 13, 1867
Age:  50 years, 3 months, 10 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Wade Carver
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Huffines
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 23, 1917
Cause of Death:  Chronic Nephritis
Length of Residence: at place of death, 14 days, in state 50 years, 3 months, 10 days
Place of Burial:  Camp Ground? G. Y.
Date of Burial: May 24, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:   Addie Carver, Hartsville  


Name:  Ruby Perdue
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Female
Race:  Black
Marital Status:  Child  
Date of Birth:  June, 1914
Age:  2 years, 11 months
Occupation:  child
Birthplace:  16 Dist.
Name of Father:  Van Perdue
Birthplace of Father:  Mitchellville, Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother: Arvelia Bunton
Birthplace of Mother:  16 Dist.
Date of Death:  May 28, 1917
Cause of Death:  Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:  
Place of Burial:  Mitchellville, Tenn.
Date of Burial: 5-24-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson 
Informant:  Lillard Buntin, Portland   


Name:  Cline Infant
Place of Death:  District 17
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  5-24-1917
Age:  1 day
Occupation:  
Birthplace:   Westmoreland 
Name of Father:  Martin Cline
Birthplace of Father:  Sugar Grove
Maiden Name of Mother:  Josie Cline
Birthplace of Mother:  Sugar Grove
Date of Death:  5-24-1917
Cause of Death: lak of vitality
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Rippy Grave Yd.
Date of Burial:  5-25-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Chas. Cline, Westmoreland 
Informant:  W. H. Cline, Westmoreland   


Name:  Infant of E. B. Dempsey
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  few hours, maybe 24, 1917
Age:  
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Gallatin
Name of Father:  E. B. Dempsey
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Hibbeth
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 24, 1917
Cause of Death:  Prematurity, about 7 mos. & poorly development
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Dempsie B. G.
Date of Burial:  May 24, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Family 
Informant:   E. B. Dempsey  


Name:  Annie Elizabeth Tuttle
Place of Death:   District 12, Westmoreland
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Feb. 21, 1852
Age:  65 years, 5 months, 4 days
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Arch Gregory
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Not known
Birthplace of Mother:  Not known
Date of Death:  May 24, 1917
Cause of Death:  supposed to be heart failure, no physician in attendance.  Death sudden
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Caldwell Bur. Gr.
Date of Burial:  5/24/1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  R. E. Thornton, Westmoreland 
Informant:  R. E. Thornton, Westmoreland   


Name:  Walter B. Smith
Place of Death:  Gallatin, 3rd Dist.
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Feby., 1917
Age:  3 months
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  W. Smith
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Merrit
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 25, 1917
Cause of Death:  Found dead in Bed Sat. morning at Daylight, no doctor in charge
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial: May 26, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  O. L. Merrit, Gallatin   


Name:  Dela Graves
Place of Death:  District 12, Westmoreland
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Feb. 20, 1894
Age:  33 years, 3 months, 6 days
Occupation:  House Keeping
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  Tom Barber
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  S. Barber
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co.
Date of Death:  May 26, 1917
Cause of Death: Pellagra
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  New Hope Cem.
Date of Burial: 5/26/1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  R. E. Thornton, Westmoreland 
Informant:  Thomas Graves, Bethpage   


Name:  Mary Angeline Pruett
Place of Death:  District 2
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widow  
Date of Birth:  June 22, 1843
Age:  73 years, 11 months, 5 days
Occupation:  housekeeper
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  
Birthplace of Father:  
Maiden Name of Mother:
Birthplace of Mother:  
Date of Death:  May 27, 1917
Cause of Death:  Malarial R_____? Fever
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Pruett G. Y.
Date of Burial: May 28, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  M. V. Pruett, Gallatin  


Name:  Felix Grundy Morris
Place of Death:  District 1
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  March 11, 1845
Age:  72 years, 2 months, 16 days
Occupation:  Fisherman
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Not known
Birthplace of Father:  Not known
Maiden Name of Mother:  Elizer Morris
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 27, 1917
Cause of Death: Asthma (without med. attendance) No doctor in charge
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Beloat grave yard
Date of Burial:  May 27, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North 
Informant:   J. N. Wilker, Castalian Spgr., Tenn.  


Name:  Grace Wallace Douglas
Place of Death: Gallatin, District 3 
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Married 
Date of Birth:  No data, 1889
Age:  18 years
Occupation:  house keeper
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  Frank Wallace
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Carry McClennan
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 31, 1917
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:  at place of death, 2 months, in state 18 years, former residence, Gallatin
Place of Burial:  Wallace G. Y.
Date of Burial:  June 1, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  Walter Douglas, Gallatin   


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