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Sumner County, TN. Death Records
August, 1917

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

Name:  (Premature Baby) Mate Cauley (Colley
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Single 
Date of Birth:  Aug. 3, 1917
Age:  8 hours
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Name of Father:  Mote Cauley (
Colley)
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:   Lunnie Hosley
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  August 3, 1917
Cause of Death:  Premature and Tubercular mother
Length of Residence:  
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial: Aug. 3, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin   
Informant:      


Name:  Louise Keith
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Girl
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Child  
Date of Birth:  Feb. 3, 1917
Age:  6 mos.
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  16th District
Name of Father:  Bill Keith
Birthplace of Father:  Jackson Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mattie Lock
Birthplace of Mother:   Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  Aug. 3, 1917
Cause of Death:  Don't know; Only saw the child on July 30/17.
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:   Hall Town
Date of Burial:  8-4-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. C. Clark, Fountain Head 
Informant:   C. C. Clark, Portland, Tenn.


Name:  Arlena Jemerson
Place of Death:  Hicory Grove
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Single 
Date of Birth:  Dec. 13, 1895
Age:  22 yrs, 7 mos, 4 days
Occupation:  House-work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Ben Jemerson
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Lizzie Wilks
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug. 4, 1917
Cause of Death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:  
Place of Burial:  Hicory Grove
Date of Burial: Aug. 5, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin 
Informant:   Lizzie Jemerson, Castallian Springs  


Name:  Evelen (Evelyn) Gillespie
Place of Death:  9th District
Sex:  Female
Race:  W
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Nov. 3, 1914
Age:  2 yrs, 8 mos, 3 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  F.
(Frank Bate) Gillespie
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Lillie Bonds
(Barnes)
Birthplace of Mother:   Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug. 4, 1917
Cause of Death: Diarrhea
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin
Date of Burial: Aug. 4, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North 
Informant:    F. D. Gillespie


Name:  Absolum Lathan
Place of Death:  3rd District
Sex:  Male
Race:  W.
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Mar. 1st, 1846
Age:  71 yrs., 4 mos, 5 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Ohio
Name of Father:  B. Lathan
Birthplace of Father:  Maine
Maiden Name of Mother:  Higgens
Birthplace of Mother:  Ohio
Date of Death:  Aug. 6, 1917
Cause of Death:   Cerebral Hemorrhage
Length of Residence:  6 years, at place of death; 6 years in state; usual residence Ohio
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  Aug. 7, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North
Informant:  E. T. Tysor, Gallatin    


Name:  Nannie Ellen Mattox
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Female
Race:  W
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Mar 21, 1877
Age:  40 yrs, 4 mos, 16 days
Occupation:  Wife
Birthplace:  12 District
Name of Father:  George Neal
Birthplace of Father:  13 Dis.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mary L. Sherron
Birthplace of Mother:  13 Dis.
Date of Death:  Aug 6, 1917
Cause of Death:  Paralysis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Sherron Cemetery
Date of Burial: 8-7-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:   W.? H. Neal, Fountain Head  


Name:  G. D. Freeman
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Male
Race:  W
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Dec. 25, 1835
Age:  81 yrs, 7 mos, 12 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Bedford Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Hartwell Freeman
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother:  Nancy Harris
Birthplace of Mother:  N. Car.
Date of Death:  Aug. 7, 1917
Cause of Death: Organic heart failure
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Mifaribur___? Tenn.
Date of Burial: 8-9-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  Mrs. Phily?   


Name:  Nancy Guywn
Place of Death:  Hollis Chapel (marked out on certificate)  
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Widowe 
Date of Birth:  No data, 1847
Age:  70 years
Occupation:  House-work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  James Pain
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Don't know
Birthplace of Mother:   Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug. 8, 1917
Cause of Death:  Unknown, except old age
Length of Residence:  Former resident of Hollis Chapel
Place of Burial:  Hollis Chapel
Date of Burial:  Aug. 9, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin 
Informant:    Jim Flippin, South Tunnel 


Name:  Delphe (Delphia) D. Adcock
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Sept. 30, 1911
Age:  5 yrs, 10 mos, 8 days
Occupation:  none
Birthplace:  Sumner
Name of Father:  R.
(Richard) E. Adcock
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner
Maiden Name of Mother: Bettie Crowder
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner
Date of Death:  Aug. 8, 1917
Cause of Death:  Not known
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Sulphura Cemetery
Date of Burial: Aug. 8, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Simpson, Hodges, & Rippy, Bethpage 
Informant:   R. E. Adcock, Fountainhead  


Name:  Willie McKamie White
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Female
Race:  W
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Apr. 13, 1868
Age:  49 yrs, 4 mos, 1 day
Occupation:  housekeeper
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  William McKamie
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Adaline Carr
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug. 14, 1917
Cause of Death:  Tuberculosis Meningitis
Length of Residence:  4 yrs.; in state 49 yrs.
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  Aug. 15, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:   J. K. White, Gallatin  


Name:  T. W. Arterburn
Place of Death:  District 15
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Jan. 7, 1879
Age:  38 years, 7 mos, 7 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Kentucky
Name of Father:  T. J. Arterburn
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Eveline Wiseman
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  8-14-1917
Cause of Death:  Catarrhal Enteritis, Sloughing of Bowels, I think an internal hemorrhage
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Walnut Grove
Date of Burial: 8-15-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  Mrs. Griffin, his sister, Nashville, Tenn.   


Name:  Caline Bunton
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Female
Race:  Black
Marital Status:  Widow  
Date of Birth:  Don't know
Age:  Suppose to be 110 years old
Occupation:  Wife
Birthplace:  Smith County
Name of Father:  John Bruce
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother: Don't know
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  Aug. 14, 1917
Cause of Death: Senile
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Bunton Cemetery
Date of Burial: 8-15-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:   Bud Buntin, Portland, Tenn.  


Name:  Robert Saunders
Place of Death:  Hendersonville
Sex:  Male
Race:  Black
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  1877
Age:  40 years
Occupation:  Laborer
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Sam Saunders
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Unknown
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  Aug. 16, 1917
Cause of Death:  Acute Miliary tuberculosis; no doctor
Length of Residence:  
Place of Burial:  Hendersonville
Date of Burial: Aug. 17, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  None
Informant:   B. S. Galbraith, MD, Hendersonville  


Name:  Bettie Harper
Place of Death:  Castillian Springs
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:   Single 
Date of Birth:  Jan. 23rd, 1915
Age:  2 yrs, 6 mos, 24 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  George Harper
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mary Head
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug. 16, 1917
Cause of Death:  Acute intestinal infection
Length of Residence: 2 yrs, 6 mos, 24 days
Place of Burial:  Hicory Grove
Date of Burial: Aug. 17, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin 
Informant:  Foster Harler, Castillian Springs   


Name:  Thomas Lester Crook
Place of Death:  9th District
Sex:  Male
Race:  W
Marital Status:  single  
Date of Birth:  July 28, 1917
Age:  2 weeks
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  Sumner County
Name of Father:  J. W. Crook
Birthplace of Father:  Nashville, Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mary Edmonds
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  Aug. 17, 1917
Cause of Death:  Broncho pneumonia (whopping cough)
Length of Residence:  2 weeks, 3 days
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial: Aug. 18, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:   J. W. Crook, Gallatin  


Name:  Elizabeth Angeline Matthews
Place of Death:  District 2, Cairo Road
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  Oct. 15, 1847
Age:  69 yrs, 10 mos, 3 days
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  John Matthews
Birthplace of Father:  Va.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Harrison 
Birthplace of Mother:  Va.
Date of Death:  Aug. 18, 1917
Cause of Death:   Broncho pneumonia
Length of Residence:  69 years, 10 mos. 3 days.
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  Aug. 19, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:   J. A. Matthews, Gallatin  


Name:  Rubie Perdue
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Female
Race:  W
Marital Status:  Child  
Date of Birth:  Jan. 30, 1907
Age:  10 yrs, 6 mos. 20 days
Occupation:  child
Birthplace:  13 Dis.
Name of Father:  Albert Perdue
Birthplace of Father:  13 Dis.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Jennie Huffines
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  Aug. 20, 1917
Cause of Death:  Typhoid fever
Length of Residence:  
Place of Burial:  Hobdy Cemetery
Date of Burial: 8-21-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland 
Informant:  W. E. Rersluns?, Fountain Head   


Name:  Elenor Hughes
Place of Death:  District 14, Sulf.
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  April 17, 1896
Age:  21 years, 4 mos, 5 days
Occupation:  Desk Clerk @ Cron & Jackson
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  J. H. Hughes
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Cron
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug. 22, 1917
Cause of Death:  Typhoid Fever
Length of Residence:  
Place of Burial:  Sulphuria G. Y.
Date of Burial:  Aug. 23, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:   J. H. Hughes, Fountain Head  


Name:  Thomas Marion Lanier
Place of Death:  District 3, Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  W
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Dec. 24, 1860
Age:  56 yrs., 8 mos.
Occupation:  Butcher
Birthplace:  Kentucky
Name of Father:  Thomas L. Lanier
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Griffin
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  August 25, 1917
Cause of Death:  Cerebral Hemorrhage
Length of Residence:  5 mos.; usual residence, Kentucky
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  Aug. 26, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin 
Informant:  Joseph Lanier, Hopkinsville, Ky.   


Name:  John William Hale
Place of Death:  District 15
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  Feb. 1, 1837
Age:  80 yrs., 5 mos., 26 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  South Carolina
Name of Father:  William Hale
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother:  Francis Kitrell
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  Aug. 27, 1917
Cause of Death:  Mytral Regurgitation
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  McCrery Cemetery
Date of Burial: 8-28-1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Witham, Portland 
Informant:   C. W. Hale, Cottontown  


Name:  John King Trousdale
Place of Death:  District 6
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  June 17, 1853
Age:  64 years
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Jackson Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Wm. Trousdale
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Jayne McDonal
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  Aug. 28, 1917
Cause of Death:  Tumor of liver
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Lutons Chapel Cem
Date of Burial: Aug. 29, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Jas. B. Cole, Goodlettsville 
Informant:  Mrs. Trousdale, Goodlettsville, Tenn.    


Name:  Emily Smith Harrison
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  May 27, 1861
Age:  56 years, 3 mos, 8 days
Occupation:  Nanie
Birthplace:  Sumner
Name of Father:  W. B. Harrison
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Elizabeth Smith
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  Aug. 30, 1917
Cause of Death:  Typhoid fever
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Old Fountain Head
Date of Burial:  August 30, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland
Informant:  W. H. Harrison, Madison, Tenn.   


Name:  Mattie Lou Jenkins
Place of Death:  District 2, Hartsville Pike
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Married 
Date of Birth:  Mar. 29
Age:  43
Occupation:  House-work  
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Charlie Jemerson
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Nannie Rickmon
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  Aug. 30, 1917
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis of the Lungs
Length of Residence: at place of death - 15 years; 43 years in state
Place of Burial:  Cairo
Date of Burial: Aug. 31, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. L. Crowder, Gallatin 
Informant:   Eslie Jenkins, Gallatin  


Name:  Etter Johnson
Place of Death:  District 10
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  March 12, 1861
Age:  56 yrs, 5 mos, 19 days
Occupation:  Housewife
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Arch Cannon
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Smith
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  Aug. 31, 1917
Cause of Death:  Cancer of face
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Shiloh Cemetery
Date of Burial:  Sept. 1, 1917
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Simpson, Hodges, & Rippy, Bethpage 
Informant:   W. H. Cannon, Gallatin, Tenn.  


Name:  No name, just born
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Girl
Race:  W
Marital Status:  child  
Date of Birth:  Aug. 5, 1917
Age:  
Occupation:  
Birthplace:  16 Dis.
Name of Father:  Risden Hunter
Birthplace of Father:  15 Dist.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Sallie Hardin
Birthplace of Mother:  15 Dist.
Date of Death:  Aug.5, 1917
Cause of Death:  Stillborn
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:   Hall Town
Date of Burial:
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  W. G. Wilkinson, Portland
Informant:   Risden Hunter, Portland, Tenn.  


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