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Sumner County, TN. Death Records
June, 1917

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

Name:  Will McFarland
Place of Death:  District 9
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Widower 
Date of Birth:  1842
Age:  55 years?
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Charlie McFarland
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:   Don't know
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  June 1, 1917
Cause of Death:  Pellagra
Length of Residence:  
Place of Burial:  Halls grave yard
Date of Burial: June 2, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin   
Informant:   Lem Smith, Gallatin   


Name:  Mattie Penn
Place of Death:  District 3
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Nov. 28, 1882
Age:  34 years, 6 months, 5 days
Occupation:  Stenographer
Birthplace:  Kentucky
Name of Father:  Newton Penn
Birthplace of Father:  Kentucky
Maiden Name of Mother:  Green
Birthplace of Mother:  Kentucky
Date of Death:  June 2, 1917
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:  12 years
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial: June 3, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  N. Penn, Gallatin    


Name:  Emily Ausbrooks Brizendine
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widowed  
Date of Birth:  April 30, 1856
Age:  61 years, 1 month, 2 days
Occupation:  Wife
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Buck Ausbrooks
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Irena Brown
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  June 1, 1917
Cause of Death:  Rheumatism
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Old Fountain Head
Date of Burial:  6-4-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  Lizzie Roney, South Tunnel, Tenn.   


Name:  Mary Jane Woodall
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Nov. 16, 1841
Age:  75 years, 6 months, 17 days
Occupation:  Wife
Birthplace:  14 Dist.
Name of Father:  Jesse Bradley
Birthplace of Father:  14 Dist.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mary Kirby
Birthplace of Mother:  14 Dist.
Date of Death:  June 2, 1917
Cause of Death:  Cancer of Stomach
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Pleasant Hill
Date of Burial:  June 3, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:   J. M. Woodall, #1 Arcade, Nashville, Tenn.  


Name:  Sammie Len Cantrell
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   
Date of Birth:  1916
Age:  9 months
Occupation:  none
Birthplace:  Gallatin
Name of Father:  Will Cantrell
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mattie Wright
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  June 4, 1917
Cause of Death:  Acute gastro internal intoxication
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Halton Track
Date of Burial:  June 5, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin 
Informant:   Will Cantrell, Gallatin  


Name:  John Martin Short
Place of Death:  District 16, Portland
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widowed  
Date of Birth:  Don't know
Age:  supposed to be 60 years
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Drudie Short
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother:  Isabel Payne
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  June 10, 1917
Cause of Death:  General Paralysis, do not know how long he had been affected
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Short Cemetery
Date of Burial:  6-11-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  D. B. Johnson, Portland, Tenn.   


Name:  Vergie Lee
Place of Death:  District 12, Westmoreland
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Apr. 20, 1891
Age:  26 years, 1 month, 22 days
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Tom Lee
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Sallie Carter
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  6-12-1917
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:  
Place of Burial:  New Hope
Date of Burial: 6-13-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  R. E. Thornton, Westmoreland, Tenn. 
Informant:  R. E. Thornton, Westmoreland, Tenn.   


Name:  B. R. Heath
Place of Death:  District 12, Westmoreland
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Aug. 11, 1841
Age:  75 years, 10 months, 1 day
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Glasgow, Ky.
Name of Father:  Richmond Health
Birthplace of Father:  Virginia
Maiden Name of Mother:  Sallie Milan
Birthplace of Mother:  Unknown
Date of Death:  June 12, 1917
Cause of Death:  Brights disease
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Pleasant Gove
Date of Burial: June 13, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  E. D. Stinson, Westmoreland
Informant:  Charley Heath, Westmoreland   


Name:  Fannie Dab
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Widow 
Date of Birth:  No data available, 1847
Age:  70 years
Occupation:  Hous-Work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Henry Boog
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother: Mary Bug
Birthplace of Mother:   Tennessee
Date of Death:  June 13, 1917
Cause of Death: Cardio vassules Renal
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin
Date of Burial: June 13, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin 
Informant:  Jennie Read, Gallatin   


Name:  George Washington Curles (Carles?)
Place of Death:  District 11
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  
Age:  About 63
Occupation:  Laborer
Birthplace:  
Name of Father:  
Birthplace of Father:  
Maiden Name of Mother:
Birthplace of Mother:  
Date of Death:  June 13, 1917
Cause of Death: Chronic Nephritis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Alexandria, Ky.
Date of Burial: June 14, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  R. E. Thornton, Westmoreland 
Informant:     


Name:  Louiesa Paterson
Place of Death:  District 1
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Married 
Date of Birth:  Jan. 1880
Age:  36 years
Occupation:  Hous Work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  mack Lauderdale
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Haley Dickerson
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  June 14, 1917
Cause of Death:  Typhoid Fever
Length of Residence:  at place of death, 21 days, in state 36 years, usual residence, Smith Street, Gallatin
Place of Burial:  Hickory Grove
Date of Burial:  June 15, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin 
Informant:  John Paterson, Gallatin   


Name:  Brody Shewcraft
Place of Death:  District 15
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Infant  
Date of Birth:  6-14-1917
Age:  
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  Walter Ewin Shewcraft
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Cora Hassell
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co.
Date of Death:  6-16-1917
Cause of Death:  don't know
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Cummins Cemetery
Date of Burial: 6-16-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  None 
Informant:  Mrs. Cora Shewcraft, Cottontown
*Two issued certificates. #167 gives child's name as Brody Shewcraft; #169 gives child's name as Bradley Shewcraft.
All other information is the same on both certificates.   


Name:  Mary Flemings
Place of Death:  District 1, Gallatin
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Widow 
Date of Birth:  No data obtainable, 1860
Age:  57 years
Occupation:  Hous 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:  June 15, 1917
Cause of Death:  Pellegra
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin
Date of Burial: June 16, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin 
Informant:  Rheohelia Thorn, Gallatin   


Name:  Ida Steward
Place of Death:  District 11
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  
Age:  about 48 years
Occupation:  Housekeeping
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Tom Meader
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mallie White
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  June 17, 1917
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Bethpage, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  June 18, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  R. E. Thornton, Westmoreland 
Informant:   W. W. Roark, Bethpage  


Name:  Benie Martin
Place of Death:  District 7
Sex:  Male
Race:  Black
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  June 18, 1914
Age:  3 years
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Hendersonville, Tenn.
Name of Father:  Gran. Martin
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Frances Holder
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  June 18, 1917
Cause of Death: No physician
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  7th District, Sumner
Date of Burial:  June 19, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker: None
Informant:  Tilmon Adams, Hendersonville  


Name:  Garr Cairol Parmer
Place of Death:  District 8, Gallatin, Poor Farm
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Single 
Date of Birth:  No data, 1879
Age:  38 years
Occupation:  Farmwork
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Sam Parmer
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Martha Heron
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  June 18, 1917
Cause of Death: Syphilis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin
Date of Burial:  June 19, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker: C. L. Crowder, Gallatin
Informant:  Ella Boddy, Gallatin   


Name:  Cal Parmer
Place of Death:  District 8, County Poor Farm
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Married 
Date of Birth:  No data, 1881
Age:  36 years
Occupation:  RR Laborer
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  No data
Birthplace of Father:  
Maiden Name of Mother:
Birthplace of Mother:  
Date of Death:  June 18, 1917
Cause of Death:  Syphilis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial: June 19, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin 
Informant:   E. H. Parker, Cottontown  


Name:  Richard Jones
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single, infant  
Date of Birth:  May 24, 1917
Age:  25 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  R. Jones
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother: Downs
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  June 19, 1917
Cause of Death:  Organic Heart Disease, Mitral Murmur
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial: June 20, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  Mrs. T. D. Jones, Gallatin   


Name:  Gilford Pitt
Place of Death:  District 8
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Child  
Date of Birth:  July 4, 1915
Age:  1 year, 11 months, 16 days
Occupation:  Child
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Miles Pitt
Birthplace of Father:  15 Dist. Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother: Gutie Link
Birthplace of Mother:  15 Dist. Tenn.
Date of Death:  June 19, 1917
Cause of Death: Cerebral Meningitis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Biggs Cemetery
Date of Burial: June 21, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  F. B. Thompson, Cottontown   


Name:  Mirtie A. Lambert (listed as Myrty Ann in the cemetery book)
Place of Death:  District 17
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  March 16, 1890
Age:  27 years, 3 months, 8 days
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Texas
Name of Father:  W. F. Cline
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother: Prenie Ausbrooks
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  June 21, 1917
Cause of Death:  Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:  
Place of Burial:  Fairfield
Date of Burial: June 22, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  L. D. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  W. F. Cline, Westmoreland   


Name:  Mrs. Mary E. Washburn
Place of Death:  District 9, Gallatin, N. Douglass Pike
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widow  
Date of Birth:  Mar. 6, 1846
Age:  71 years, 3 months, 18 days
Occupation:  Retired housekeeper
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Copeland
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Wilson
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  June 24, 1917
Cause of Death: Mitral Regurgitation (organic heart disease)
Length of Residence:  10 years, in state 71 years, 3 months, 18 days
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial: June 25, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  Mr. B. B. Washburn   


Name:  James Albert Troutt
Place of Death:  District 17
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Jan. 1, 1856
Age:  61 years, 6 months, 25 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Bird Troutt
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  M. A. Holmes
Birthplace of Mother:  Macon Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  June 16, 1917
Cause of Death: Chronic volules heart disease
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Mt. Vernon
Date of Burial: June 16, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Simpson, Hodges, & Rippy, Bethpage 
Informant:  R. C. Troutt, Bethpage, Tenn.    


Name:  Febie Patterson
Place of Death:  District 3, Gallatin
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Married 
Date of Birth:  May, 1872
Age:  42 years
Occupation:  Cooking
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Lige Head
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother: Don't know
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  June 29, 1917
Cause of Death:  Fell dead while cooking, no physician present
Length of Residence: 42 years, usual residence, Gallatin
Place of Burial:  Gallatin
Date of Burial: July 1, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin 
Informant:  Mattie Feba Patterson, Gallatin   


Name:  Blanche Louise Igert
Place of Death:  District 3, Gallatin Pumping Station
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single, infant  
Date of Birth:  Mar. 5, 1916
Age:  1 year, 3 months, 22 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Ill.
Name of Father:  Louis Igert  
Birthplace of Father:  Ind.
Maiden Name of Mother: Vawter
Birthplace of Mother:  Ind.
Date of Death:  June 27, 1917
Cause of Death: Deleo colitis
Length of Residence:  1 month
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial: June 27, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  Louis Igert   


Name:  Mattie Bell Graves
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Oct. 17, 1886
Age:  31 years, 8 months, 11 days
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Allen Co., Ky.
Name of Father:  W. R. Graves
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Cordela Cline
Birthplace of Mother:  Allen Co., Ky.
Date of Death:  June 18, 1917
Cause of Death: Epilepsy
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Fairfield
Date of Burial: 6-29-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  W. R. Graves, Fountain Head  


Name:  May Brown
Place of Death:  District 1, near Rogana
Sex:  Female
Race:  Black
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  no data obtainable
Age:  about 60 years old
Occupation:  Cook for R. H. Bryson
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  David Brown
Birthplace of Father:  Bledsoe, Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Not known
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  June 28, 1917
Cause of Death:  Typhoid fever
Length of Residence:  at place of death, 15 years
Place of Burial:  Durham Chapel
Date of Burial: June 29, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  Mr. R. H. Bryson   


Name:  Achas Cantrell
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Sept. 22, 1847
Age:  69 years, 9 months, 4 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Don't know
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:  June 29, 1917
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Old Brush
Date of Burial: 6-30-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  James Staub, Fountain Head  


Name:  Henryetta Conyer
Place of Death:  District 8, near Cottontown
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  May 10, 1853
Age:  64 years, 1 month, 20 days
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Dempsey
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother: Moore
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  June 30, 1917
Cause of Death: I only made one visit to deceased about June 15 found her almost dead with pulmonary Tuberculosis (J. W. Smart)
Length of Residence: 64 years
Place of Burial:  Mitchell G. Y.
Date of Burial: July 1st, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  Geo. Conyer, Cottontown, Tenn.   


Name:  Still Born Child (James Berry Thompson)
Place of Death:  District 9
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status: Single  
Date of Birth:  June 4, 1917
Age:  Still born
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  9th D., Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Turner Lewis Jones
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Eva Berry Thompson
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  Still born, June 4, 1917
Cause of Death: Still born
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Sumner Co.
Date of Burial: May (
as listed on certificate) 4, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker: None - Family
Informant:   W. N. Lackey, Gallatin  


Name:  Infant, Still Born, Mr. & Mrs. James M. Turner
Place of Death:  District 3, Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Still born  
Date of Birth:  June 13, 1917
Age:  Still born
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Jas. Turner
Birthplace of Father:  Ky.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Lovelace 
Birthplace of Mother:  Ky.
Date of Death:  June 13, 1917
Cause of Death:  Still born
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial: June 13, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant: James M. Turner, Gallatin    


Name:  Infant of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Chenault
Place of Death:  District 1, Castallian Springs
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Still born  
Date of Birth:  June 14, 1917
Age:  Still born
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Frank Chenault
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother: Jenkins
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  June 14, 1917
Cause of Death:  Still born
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Chenault G. Y.
Date of Burial: June 14, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:   Frank Chenault, Castallian Springs  


Name:  Still birth, Dorris
Place of Death:  District 12, Westmoreland
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  June 4, 1917
Age:  Still born
Occupation:  Nothing
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Walter Dorris
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Vidia Robertson
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  June 4, 1917
Cause of Death: Still born
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Pleasant Grove
Date of Burial: 6/4/1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  R. E. Thornton, Westmoreland, Tenn. 
Informant:  R. E. Thornton, Westmoreland, Tenn.   


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