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Sumner County, TN. Death Records
May, 1920

Source:  TSL&A Microfilm # 121, Vital Statistics
Death Records, Volume 58
Transcribed by Jan Barnes
©2004

Name:  Marion Douglas Freeman
Place of Death:  District 8, Cottontown
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Infant
Date of Birth:  May 18, 1917
Age:  2 years, 11 months, 12 days
Occupation:  Infant, School child
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  James Freeman
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Young
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 1, 1920
Cause of Death:  Whooping cough
Length of Residence:  3 years; in state all of life
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 2, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  S. H. Freeman, Cottontown 


Name:  Jas. W. Boyd
Place of Death:  District 7
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  October 27, 1857
Age:  62 years, 6 months, 7 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Wm. M. Boyd
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Sarah Henly
Birthplace of Mother:  Va.
Date of Death:  May 4, 1920
Cause of Death:  Abscess of Brain
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Beech Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 6, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Cole & Garrett, Goodlettsville
Informant:  Joe Boyd, Hendersonville 


Name:  Charlie Head Tompkins
Place of Death:  District 3, Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widower
Date of Birth: December 27, 1842
Age:  41 years, 4 months, 8 days  (birth year is clearly listed as 1842)
Occupation:  Railroad work
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Alexander Tompkins
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Bradley
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co.
Date of Death:  May 5, 1920
Cause of Death:  Ac. Indigestion & Intestinal intoxication
Length of Residence:  6 years, in state all of life
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  May 5, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  Mrs. Alexander Tompkins 


Name:  Mary E. Escue
Place of Death:  District 7
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widow
Date of Birth:  January 6, 1837
Age:  83 years, 4 months, 4 days
Occupation:  Housewife
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Wm. Escue
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mary Pike
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 5, 1920
Cause of Death:  No doctor in call
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Old Home Place
Date of Burial:  May 11, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Cole & Garrett, Goodlettsville
Informant:  Jas. Escue, Goodlettsville 


Name:  Becky Lunn Daughtry
Place of Death:  District 3
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  date unknown, 1839
Age:  81 years
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Nathan Lunn
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Bullock
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 10, 1920
Cause of Death:  Senility
Length of Residence:  55 years, in state all of life
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 11, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  Mrs. W. H. Hitchcock, Gallatin 


Name:  Harry Sinton McKinley
Place of Death:  District 3, Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  April 6, 1882
Age:  38 years, 1 month, 5 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Name of Father:  W. J. McKinley
Birthplace of Father:  Ireland
Maiden Name of Mother:  Sarah Elliott
Birthplace of Mother:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 11, 1920
Cause of Death:  Enysepelas (Facial)
Length of Residence:  14 days; in state all of life
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  May 12, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  W. J. McKinley, Gallatin, Tenn. 


Name:  Loutie Wates? Withers
Place of Death:  District 10
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  July 8, 1895
Age:  24 years, 10 month, 4 days
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Eugene Hoffman
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Puryear
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 12, 1920
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary TB
Length of Residence:  4 years, in state all of life
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 13, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  Miss Clara Hoffman, Gallatin, Tenn. 


Name:  Sam Kennely
Place of Death:  District 13
Sex:  Male
Race:  Negro
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  November 25, 1890
Age:  29 years, 5 months, 14 days
Occupation:  Teamster
Birthplace:  Logan Co., Ky.
Name of Father:  Joe Kennely
Birthplace of Father:  Unknown
Maiden Name of Mother:  Unknown
Birthplace of Mother:  Unknown
Date of Death:  May 13, 1920
Cause of Death:  Lobar Pneumonia
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Warren Co., Ky.
Date of Burial:  May 14, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  House & Bryan, Franklin, Ky.
Informant:  Lee Hughes, Franklin, Ky. 


Name:  John Randolf Wallace
Place of Death:  District 9
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  July 27, 1849
Age:  70 years, 10 months
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Joseph Wallace
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Elizabeth Wallace
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 15, 1920
Cause of Death:  Carcinoma of Prostate Gland
Length of Residence:  25 years, in state all of life
Place of Burial:  Wallace Family Graveyard
Date of Burial:  May 16, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  Homer Reese, Gallatin 


Name:  Florida Bettis
Place of Death:  District 3
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Widowed
Date of Birth:  January (no data) 1851
Age:  69 years, 4 months
Occupation:  Housemaid
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Pete Turner
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Not known
Birthplace of Mother:  Not known
Date of Death:  May 15, 1920
Cause of Death:  Mitral Insufficiency
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 17, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & Jenkins, Gallatin
Informant:  Will Hamilton, Gallatin 


Name:  Jalma L. Kinslow
Place of Death:  District 12, Westmoreland
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  September 25, 1883
Age:  36 years, 7 months, 20 days
Occupation:  Rural Letter Carrier
Birthplace:  Edmundson Co., Ky.
Name of Father:  W. A. Kinslow
Birthplace of Father:  Barren Co., Ky.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mollie Simmons
Birthplace of Mother:  Barren Co., Ky.
Date of Death:  May 15, 1920
Cause of Death:  Suicide by cutting throat with razor
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 19, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  R. E. Thornton, Westmoreland
Informant:  J. T. Kinslow, Westmoreland 


Name:  Mary Allen  
Place of Death:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Widow
Date of Birth:  October 14, 1840
Age:  80 years, 7 months, 3 days
Occupation:  Housework
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Don't know
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mary Parrish
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 17, 1920
Cause of Death:  Mitral Insufficiency
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tennessee
Date of Burial:  May 17, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Moore, Crowder, Malone
Informant:  Mary Mentlow


Name:  Alexander Whitfield Simmons
Place of Death:  District 10, Scottsville Pike
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widower
Date of Birth:  November 13, 1838
Age:  81 years, 5 months, 4 days
Occupation:  Retired farmer
Birthplace:  Alabama
Name of Father:  Elam Simmons
Birthplace of Father:  N. C.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Teagier
Birthplace of Mother:  Miss.
Date of Death:  May 17, 1920
Cause of Death:  Pneumonia
Length of Residence:  45 years;  In state - 45 years
Place of Burial:  Family Graveyard
Date of Burial:  May 18, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  Bettie Simmons, Gallatin 


Name:  Benjamin Franklin Fleming
Place of Death:  District 5, Hendersonville
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  August 15, 1846
Age:  74 years, 9 months, 5 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Ohio
Name of Father:  Fleming
Birthplace of Father:  Ohio
Maiden Name of Mother:  Malchter
Birthplace of Mother:  Ohio
Date of Death:  May 20, 1920
Cause of Death:  Tuberculosis
Length of Residence: 6 years, at about all of before
Place of Burial:  Henderson Christian Graveyard
Date of Burial:  May 21, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  D. W. Campbell, Hendersonville 


Name:  Capt. Frank Pelhan Dortch  
Place of Death:  District 3, Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  March 20, 1848
Age:  72 years, 2 months, 2 days
Occupation:  R.R. Conductor
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Jessie Dortch
Birthplace of Father:  Virginia
Maiden Name of Mother:  Adams
Birthplace of Mother:  Penn.
Date of Death:  May 22, 1920
Cause of Death:  Organic Heart Disease
Length of Residence:  1 year, 6 months, in state all of life
Place of Burial:  Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 23, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  Mrs. Maggie Dortch, Gallatin 


Name:  James Charlie Morrow
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Child
Date of Birth:  March 8, 1920
Age:  2 months, 15 days
Occupation:  Child
Birthplace:  District 6
Name of Father:  Charlie Morrow
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Dora Osteen
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 23, 1920
Cause of Death:  Tetanus
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Walnut Grove
Date of Burial:  May 24, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Wilkinson Bros. Wiseman
Informant:  Charlie Morrow, Portland


Name:  Martha Hale
Place of Death:  District 15
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  February 2, 1867
Age:  53 years, 2 months, 22 days
Occupation:  Housewife
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  G. W. Sweeney
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Jane White
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 23, 1920
Cause of Death:  Mitral Regurgitaton with the attending anasarca
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Brinkley Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 24,1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  H. B. Wilkinson, White House
Informant:  J. H. Hale, White House, Tenn. 


Name:  Hattie Link
Place of Death:  District 15
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  November 10, 1878
Age:  41 years, 6 months, 10 days
Occupation:  Wife
Birthplace:  sumner Co.
Name of Father:  Robt. Boyed
Birthplace of Father:  Virginia
Maiden Name of Mother:  Louisa Brinkley
Birthplace of Mother:  Virginia
Date of Death:  May 24, 1920
Cause of Death:  Aortic Sterosis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Link Cemetery
Date of Burial:  Mary 25, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:
Informant:   C. E. Link, Cottontown


Name:  Willie Bridgwater
Place of Death:  District 3
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  1906  
Age:  14 years
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Indiana
Name of Father:  Will Bridgwater
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Lottie Douglass
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 26, 1920
Cause of Death:  Tuberculosis Pulmonary
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Brow? (Brown?) Cemetery, L. A. Pike
Date of Burial:  May 28, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & Jenkins, Gallatin
Informant:  Will Bridgwater, Gallatin 


Name:  Francis Peyton Neal
Place of Death:  District 9
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  July, 1880
Age:  40 years, 10 months, 12 days
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  John Bell Peyton
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Trousdale
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 28, 1920
Cause of Death:  Undetermined
Length of Residence:  10 years, in state all of life
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 29, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  Mrs. Lee Houser, Gallatin 


Name:  Lucy Miller
Place of Death:  District 3, Gallatin
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  December 24, 1895
Age:  24 years, 5 months
Occupation:  Housemaid; Domestic Service
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Pete Brooks
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Winnie Vaughn
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 29, 1920
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:  1 month;  former resident of Florence, Ala.
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 30, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & Jenkins, Gallatin
Informant:  Henrita Caldham, Gallatin 


Name:  Daniel Garrett
Place of Death:  District 7
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  February 28, 1844
Age:  76 years, 3 months
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  John Garrett
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Nannie Murray
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 30, 1920
Cause of Death:  Influenza with Infirmaries of old age
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Beech Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 31, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Cole & Garrett, Goodlettsville
Informant:  John Garrett, Hendersonville 


Name:  Matilda Patterson
Place of Death:  District 3, Gallatin
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Widowed
Date of Birth:  no data, 1863
Age:  57 years
Occupation:  Housemaid
Birthplace:  Kentucky
Name of Father:  Willie Whitman
Birthplace of Father:  Kentucky
Maiden Name of Mother:  Katherine Whitman
Birthplace of Mother:  Kentucky
Date of Death:  May 30, 1920
Cause of Death:  Progressive Bilbar? & general Paralysis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 31, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & Jenkins, Gallatin
Informant:  Callie King, Gallatin 


Name:  Margret Alice Brizendine
Place of Death:  District 9, Long Hollow Pike
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  February 20, 1915
Age:  5 years, 3 months, 11 days
Occupation:  Infant
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Albert Brizendine
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Moncrief
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 31, 1920
Cause of Death:  uremia due to acute nephritis; scarlet fever
Length of Residence:  5 years
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  June 1, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  Albert Brizendine, Gallatin 


Name:  P. W. Cannon
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  May 23, 1920
Age:  8 days
Occupation:  Infant
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  W. H. Cannon
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mary Hyde
Birthplace of Mother:  Davidson Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 31, 1920
Cause of Death:  Premature Infant, 6 1/2 months
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Bush's Chapel
Date of Burial:  May 31, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  No Undertaker
Informant:  W. H. Cannon, Fountain Head 


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