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Sumner County, TN. Death Records
July, 1917

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

Name:  Josephine Dorris
Place of Death:  District 7
Sex:  Female
Race:  Black
Marital Status:    
Date of Birth:  May 1, 1910
Age:  7 years, 2 months
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Edward Dorris
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:   Arbetter Hudson
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  July 1, 1917
Cause of Death:  Unknown, no physician
Length of Residence:  
Place of Burial:  Mount Ollie
Date of Burial: July 2, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  None   
Informant:   Wade Hudson , Hendersonville  


Name:  Mary Ellen Green
Place of Death:  District 10, 3 miles Scottsville Pike
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widow  
Date of Birth:  May 22, 1840
Age:  71 years, 2 month, 9 days
Occupation:  House keeper
Birthplace:  Mississippi
Name of Father:  Louis Green
Birthplace of Father:  Miss.
Maiden Name of Mother: Brownlee
Birthplace of Mother:  Miss.
Date of Death:  July 1, 1917
Cause of Death:  Organic Disease of Heart, Mitral Regurgitation
Length of Residence:50 years
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial: July 2, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  R. F. Green, Gallatin   


Name:  Edner Bracking
Place of Death:  District 9, Halls Chappel
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Married 
Date of Birth:  Dec. 16, 1868
Age:  49 years
Occupation:  Hous-Work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Don't know
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother: Edner Malone
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  July 2, 1917
Cause of Death:  Paralysis, Cerebral Hemorrhage
Length of Residence:  49 years
Place of Burial:  Halls Chappel
Date of Burial: July 4, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin 
Informant:  Bob Bracking, Gallatin   


Name:  Mary E. Wilkes
Place of Death:  District 1, Castallian Spgs.
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widowed  
Date of Birth:  Mar., 1841
Age:  76 years, 4 months
Occupation:  Housewife
Birthplace:  Not known
Name of Father:  Not known
Birthplace of Father:  Not known
Maiden Name of Mother: Not known
Birthplace of Mother:  Not known
Date of Death:  July 3, 1917
Cause of Death:  Acute Lobar pneumonia
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Corum Hill Church Burying Ground
Date of Burial:  July 4, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  Humphrey Bate, Castallian Springs, Tenn.  


Name:  Alma Ruth Carter
Place of Death:  District 17
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Nov. 6, 1916
Age:  7 months, 28 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Mo.
Name of Father:  James Carter 
Birthplace of Father:  Allen Co., Ky.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Nellie Bell
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  July 3, 1917
Cause of Death:  Cholera Infantile
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Sulphur Fork
Date of Burial:  July 4, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Simpson, Hodges, & Rippy, Bethpage 
Informant:  C. D. Bell, Adolphus, Ky.  


Name:  Eugene Carter
Place of Death: District 16, Portland
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Child  
Date of Birth:  Dec. 18, 1915
Age:  1 year, 6 months, 13 days
Occupation:  child
Birthplace:  Monroe Co., Ky.
Name of Father:  William Carter
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Talley James
Birthplace of Mother:  Monroe Co., Ky.
Date of Death:  July 5, 1917
Cause of Death: Intestinal Toxemia
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Mt. Pleasant, Ky.  
Date of Burial: 7-6-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:   William James, Portland  


Name:  Eveline Goodwin
Place of Death:  District 15
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Child  
Date of Birth:  July, 1917
Age:  2 years
Occupation:  Child
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Jim Goodwin
Birthplace of Father:  Robertson Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother: Sarah Goodwin
Birthplace of Mother:  Robertson Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  July 6, 1917
Cause of Death:  Found dead in bed.  Supposed to be Spasm
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Warren County
Date of Burial: 7-6-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  L. D. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  Jim Goodwin, Cottontown, Tenn.  


Name:  Franie Catharine Graves
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Sept. 15, 1900
Age:  16 years, 9 months, 19 days
Occupation:  House keeping
Birthplace:  Sumner
Name of Father:  Robert Graves
Birthplace of Father:  Alan Co., Ky.
Maiden Name of Mother: Mallie Escue
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner
Date of Death:  July 6, 1917
Cause of Death: Pellagra
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Providence Semitary
Date of Burial: July 7, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Simpson, Hodges, & Rippy, Bethpage 
Informant:   Mele Graves, Bethpage  


Name:  Florence Elizabeth Hughes
Place of Death:  District 5, Hendersonville
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Aug. 26, 1917
Age:  45 years, 10 months, 21 days
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  John Bruce
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother: Florence Elizabeth Bruce
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  July 7, 1917
Cause of Death: Brights disease and organic heart disease (valvular)
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial: Spring Hill
Date of Burial: July 9, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Dorris Karsh, Nashville 
Informant:  Bruce Hughes, Hendersonville   


Name:  George Dyson Beard
Place of Death:  District 5, Hendersonville
Sex:  Male
Race:  Black
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Unknown, 1886
Age:  31 years
Occupation:  Carpenter
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Milton Beard
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother: Misiellen Dunn
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  July 8, 1917
Cause of Death:  Found dead in bed.  Supposed heart-trouble
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Family Cemetery
Date of Burial: July 9, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Taylor & Co., Nashville 
Informant:   J. H. _____?, Hendersonville  


Name:  Flaurance Maurine Perry
Place of Death:  7th or 5th, Saundersville
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:   
Date of Birth:  May 6, 1915
Age:  2 years, 2 months, 3 days
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Sumner County, Tenn.
Name of Father:  Z. T. Perry
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Bertie James
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  July 9, 1917
Cause of Death: Acute Gastritis, convulsions
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Perry Family G. Y.
Date of Burial:  July 10, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:   Z. T. Perry, Saundersville, Tenn.  


Name:  Ella Jarrett Green
Place of Death:  16th District
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:   
Date of Birth:  May 22, 1916
Age:  1 year, 1 month, 17 days
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  R. F. Green
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Anna Lara Pope
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  July 9, 1917
Cause of Death: Gastro-Enterse Fluxuecation (Diarrhea)
Length of Residence:  1 year, 1 month, 17 days
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial: July 9, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  R. F. Green, Gallatin   


Name:  Emma Ruth Thompson
Place of Death:  District 8
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  
Date of Birth:  Nov. 6, 1916
Age:  8 months
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  Willie L. Thompson
Birthplace of Father:  Smith Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother: Womack
Birthplace of Mother:  Davidson Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  July 9, 1917
Cause of Death: Diarrhea & Entestites
Length of Residence: 8 months
Place of Burial:  Mitchell G. Y.
Date of Burial: July 10, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:
Informant:  W. R. Womack, Cottontown  


Name:  Edwin Sumner Gardner
Place of Death:  District 5, Avondale
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  June 6, 1872
Age:  45 years, 1 month, 4 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Edwin Gardner 
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Plater
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  July 10, 1917
Cause of Death:  Gastric Hemorrhage
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Mt. Olivet
Date of Burial:  July 12, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Dorris, Karach & Co., City 
Informant:  Mrs. E. S. Gardner, Avondale, Tenn.   


Name:  Will Dillard
Place of Death:   Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Married 
Date of Birth:  Nov. 10, 1893
Age:  24 years
Occupation:  Farm-work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Tom Dillard
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother: Leatha Web
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  July 12, 1917
Cause of Death:  Miliary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:  at place of death, 16 years; in state 24 years
Place of Burial:  Gallatin
Date of Burial:  July 13, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder 
Informant:   Leatha Dillard, Gallatin  


Name:  Josh Carter
Place of Death:  District 3, Peach Valley
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Single 
Date of Birth:  Feb. 18, 1915
Age:  2 years, 4 months, 29 days
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  Mark Baker
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother: Bily Carter
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  July 17, 1917
Cause of Death:  Diarrhea
Length of Residence:  2 years
Place of Burial:  Peach Valley
Date of Burial: July 18, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  None 
Informant:   Henry Cantrel, Gallatin  


Name:  William Henry Harris
Place of Death:  District 2, Odum Bend
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Single 
Date of Birth:  Jul. 14, 1902
Age:  15 years, 4 days
Occupation:  Farm-work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Henry Harris
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother: Emmer Williams
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  July 18, 1917
Cause of Death: Valvular Heart Disease
Length of Residence:  15 years
Place of Burial:  Odum Bend
Date of Burial: July 18, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin 
Informant:  Henry Harris, Odum Bend   


Name:  Maggie Keller
Place of Death:  District 16, Portland
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status: Married  
Date of Birth:  July 26, 1874
Age:   42 years, 11 months, 15 days
Occupation:  Wife
Birthplace:  16 Dist.
Name of Father:  Jas. P. White
Birthplace of Father:  16 District
Maiden Name of Mother: mat Adams
Birthplace of Mother:  16 District
Date of Death:  July 19, 1917
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis of Lungs
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Portland Cemetery
Date of Burial: July 20, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  John Keller, Portland, Tenn.   


Name:  John Carmen
Place of Death:  District 10
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widowed  
Date of Birth:  Dec. 6, 1843
Age:  74 years
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Bass Carmen
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother: Stalkup
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  July 20, 1917
Cause of Death: Vavular Heart Disease
Length of Residence:  
Place of Burial:  Pleasant Hill
Date of Burial: July 21, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Simpson, Hodges, & Rippy, Bethpage, Tenn. 
Informant:  W. J. Carmen, Franklin, Ky.    


Name:  Lillie Brisidine Boles
Place of Death:  District 3
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Aug. 29, 1875
Age:  41 years, 10 months, 20 days
Occupation:  housekeeper
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  J. R. Brisidine
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Brown
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  July 20, 1917
Cause of Death:  Abdominal tuberculosis
Length of Residence: 3 years at place of death, resident of Sumner Co., Tenn. for 41 years, 10 months, 20 days
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial: July 22, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  J. W. Boles, Gallatin, Tenn.   


Name:  Sarah Elizabeth Rutledge
Place of Death: 8th district, Cottontown 
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Nov. 7, 1856
Age:  60 years, 8 months, 17 days
Occupation:  House keeper
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  J. R. Higherson (
Higgerson or Higgason)
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Hikerson
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  July 24, 1917
Cause of Death: No Doctor in charge.  Died of organic Heart troubles
Length of Residence:  at place of death for 31 years
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial: July 25, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  Miss Bulah Rutledge, Cottontown
*Two death certificates; 209 and 210.  On 210, father is listed as J. F. Rutledge and mother as Higherson.  
  Cause of death is Unknown.  Other information is the same. Marriage records show J. F. Rutledge married
  Sarah E. Higgson on 25 July 1878.   


Name:  Albert Oran Gilliam
Place of Death: District 12, Westmoreland
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Sept. 4, 1881
Age:  35 years, 20 months, 22 days
Occupation:  Farming
Birthplace:  Davidson Co., Tenn.
Name of Father: John Gilliam
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother: India Akins
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  July 25, 1917
Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Mt. Vernon
Date of Burial: July 26, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Simpson, Hodges, Rippy, Bethpage 
Informant:  Nadie Gilliam, Westmoreland   


Name:  Martha Elizabeth Saunders
Place of Death:  District 5, Hendersonville
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Nov. 2, 1910
Age:  6 years, 8 months, 23 days
Occupation:  Child
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Joe E. Saunders
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Cola Cullom
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  July 25, 1917
Cause of Death:  Endocarditis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Mt. Olivet
Date of Burial: July 27, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Dorris, Karsch & Co., City 
Informant:  Joe E. Saunders, Saundersville   


Name:  Emma E. Clark
Place of Death:  District 7
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Dec. 11, 1871
Age:  45 years, 7 months, 14 days
Occupation:  housekeeper
Birthplace:  Smith Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  W. B. Canter
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Kemp
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  July 25, 1917
Cause of Death: Carcinoma of Breast
Length of Residence:  at place of death, 7 months; in state 45 years, 7 months, 14 days
Place of Burial: Gallatin, Tenn. 
Date of Burial: July 26, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  F. D. Clark, Hendersonville   


Name:  Ada Rippy
Place of Death:  District 12, Westmoreland
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  7-27-1917 (
typed as written on certificate)
Age:  38 years, 8 months, 26 days (
as written on certificate)
Occupation:  housekeeper
Birthplace:  Bethpage, Tenn.
Name of Father:  Ely Rippy
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn., Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother: Fannie Gaines
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co, Tenn.
Date of Death:  July 26, 1917
Cause of Death:  Acute uremia
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Pleasant Grove
Date of Burial: 7-28-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  E. D. Stinson 
Informant:  Edgar Rippy, Westmoreland   


Name:  William Odel Brewer
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Child  
Date of Birth:  June 28, 1917
Age:  29 days
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  16th District
Name of Father:  Richard Brewer
Birthplace of Father:  16 District
Maiden Name of Mother: Pauline Harris
Birthplace of Mother:  16 District
Date of Death:  July 27, 1917
Cause of Death: Infantile Jaundice
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Brewer Cemetery
Date of Burial: July 28, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker: W. G. Wilkinson, Portland
Informant:  Richard Brewer, Portland, Tenn.   


Name:  Fred Pearson
Place of Death:  District 14 
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Child  
Date of Birth:  Mar. 9, 1914
Age:  3 years, 4 months, 19 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  South Tunnel
Name of Father:  Chas. Pearson
Birthplace of Father:  Warren Co., Ky.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Georgie Clemmens
Birthplace of Mother:  Nashville, Tenn.
Date of Death:  July 28, 1917
Cause of Death:  Typhoid Fever
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Bush's Chapel
Date of Burial: July 29, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  No undertaker 
Informant:  Chas. Pearson, So. Tunnel, Tenn.   


Name:  Laura Suddarth
Place of Death:  District 1, Cast. Sprs.
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Aug. 4, 1912
Age:  5 years, 11 months, 15 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Jim Suddarth
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Rhoda Gibson Suddarth
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  July 29, 1917
Cause of Death:  Organic heart lesion, leak in foramer? ovale
Length of Residence: 5 years, 11 months, 15 days
Place of Burial:  Glenn G. Y.
Date of Burial:  July 30, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:   James T. Suddarth, Castallian Springs  


Name:  Fannie Wyley
Place of Death:  District 4, Pilot Knob
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Married 
Date of Birth:  No data, 1889
Age:  28 years
Occupation:  Hous-work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Jim Cullum
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Florance Franklin
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  July 29, 1917
Cause of Death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence: 28 years
Place of Burial:  Pilot Knob
Date of Burial: July 30, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker: C. L. Crowder, Gallatin
Informant:  E. G. Wyly, Gallatin   


Name:  John William Suttle
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Child  
Date of Birth:  April 1, 1917
Age:  3 months, 30 days
Occupation:  Child
Birthplace:  16 Dist.
Name of Father:  Clarence Suttle
Birthplace of Father:  14 Dist.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Vesey White
Birthplace of Mother:  16 Dist.
Date of Death:  July 31, 1917
Cause of Death: Acute Dysentery
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Old Brush
Date of Burial: 8-1-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  Clarence Suttle, Portland   


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