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Sumner County, TN. Death Records
August, 1920

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

Name:  Harrison Andrews
Place of Death:  Westmoreland
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  1849
Age:  71 years
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Macon Co.
Name of Father:  Billie Andrews
Birthplace of Father:  Macon Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Nancy Jones
Birthplace of Mother:  Trousdale Co.
Date of Death:  August 6, 1920
Cause of Death:  Brights Disease
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Eulia's Graveyard
Date of Burial:  August 7, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  E. D. Stinson, Westmoreland
Informant:  Nate? Stout? Westmoreland


Name:  Charles W. Perdue
Place of Death:  District 19
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widowed
Date of Birth:    October 20, 1863
Age:  57 years, 9 months, 17 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Lewis Perdue
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Martha Smith
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  August 7, 1920
Cause of Death:  Peratinitis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Old Fountain Head
Date of Burial:  August 8, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:
Informant:  W. F. Perdue, Portland, Tenn. 


Name:  Lonnie M. Perry
Place of Death:  District 17, Bethpage
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  10? 18, 1883
Age:  37 years, 8 months, 21 days
Occupation:  Farming
Birthplace:  Tennessee, Sumner
Name of Father:  John W. Perry
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee, Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  P. C. Graves
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee, Sumner Co.
Date of Death:  August 9, 1920
Cause of Death:  Apoplexy
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Mt. Vernon
Date of Burial:  July? 10, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Hodges & Meador, Bethpage
Informant:  John W. Perry, Bethpage 


Name:  Harette Ellen Skeen
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  March 19, 1848
Age:  82 years, 4 months, 23 days
Occupation:  Wife
Birthplace:  Simpson Co., Ky.
Name of Father:  Henry Jennings
Birthplace of Father:  Virginia
Maiden Name of Mother:  Elizabeth Cafell (Cassell?)
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  August 12, 1920
Cause of Death:  Mitral Regurgitation
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Portland Cemetery
Date of Burial:  August 13, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Wilkinson Bros. Wiseman
Informant:  A. R. Skeen, Portland 


Name:   Rosa Patterson
Place of Death:  District 5
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  September 26, 1909
Age:  11 years
Occupation:  house work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Will __ Patterson
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mariah Harper
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  August 13, 1920
Cause of Death:  Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Pilot Knob
Date of Burial:  August 14, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Moore, Crowder, and Malone, Gallatin
Informant:  Nath Harper 


Name:  Hassie Wilkerson
Place of Death:  District 5
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  November 20, 1898
Age:  21 years, 8 months, 26 days
Occupation:  Government Service
Birthplace:  Simpson Co., Ky.
Name of Father:  Jack Wilkerson
Birthplace of Father:  Simpson Co., Ky.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Aiken
Birthplace of Mother:  Ky.
Date of Death:  August 18, 1920
Cause of Death:  Unknown; died about 10 minutes before I arrived at house
Length of Residence:  9 days; former resident of Kentucky
Place of Burial:  Franklin, Ky.
Date of Burial:
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  House & Bryan, Franklin
Informant:  Mrs. J. E. Creekmore, Hendersonville 


Name:  Sarah Johnson
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Female
Race:  Black
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  Don't know
Age:  Supposed to be 15 years
Occupation:  School Girl
Birthplace:  Robertson Co.
Name of Father:  harold Johnson
Birthplace of Father:  Robertson
Maiden Name of Mother:  Lula Turner
Birthplace of Mother:  Robertson Co.
Date of Death:  August 20, 1920
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Bunton Cemetery
Date of Burial:  August 21, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Wilkinson Bros. Wiseman, Portland
Informant:  Jim Johnson, Orlinda, Tenn. 


Name:  Joseph Bernie Merrill
Place of Death:  District 16, Portland
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widow
Date of Birth:  March 8, 1835
Age:  85 years, 5 months, 13 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  John Merrill
Birthplace of Father:  North Carolina
Maiden Name of Mother:  Henrietta Jones
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  August 21, 1920
Cause of Death:  Mitral Regurgitation and Senility
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Fountain Head
Date of Burial:  August 22, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Wilkinson Bros. Wiseman, Portland
Informant:  M. W. Fulgum, Portland 


Name:  Jossie May
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  April 28, 1872
Age:  48 years, 3 months, 23 days
Occupation:  House Keeper
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Baskerville
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Williams
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  August 21, 1920
Cause of Death:  Organic Heart Disease; Mitral Regurgitation
Length of Residence:  6 months, in state all of life
Place of Burial:  Bushes Chapel Graveyard
Date of Burial:  August 23, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  George May, Fountain Head, Tenn. 


Name:  Fannie Bell Briley
Place of Death:  District 15
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  June 19, 1854
Age:  78 years, 2 months, 6 days
Occupation:  Wife
Birthplace:  District 15
Name of Father:  S. L. Biggs
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Sallie Byrum
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  August 22, 1920
Cause of Death: don't know; she was dead before I got there, probably blood clot
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Biggs Cemetery
Date of Burial:  August 23, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Wilkinson Bros. Wiseman, Portland
Informant:  Mrs. L. E. Biggs, Fountain Head 


Name:  James R. Pond, Jr.
Place of Death:  District 15
Sex:  Boy
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Child
Date of Birth:  July 29, 1920
Age:  25 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  District 15
Name of Father:  J. R. Pond
Birthplace of Father:  District 15
Maiden Name of Mother:  Bessie Jackson
Birthplace of Mother:  Nashville, Tenn.
Date of Death:  August 25, 1920
Cause of Death:  Premature birth; just dwindled to its Death
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Walnut Grove Cemetery
Date of Burial:  August 25, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Wilkinson Bros. Wiseman, Portland
Informant:  Mrs. Maggie Jackson, Cottontown 


Name:  William Frederic Beasley
Place of Death:  District 12, Westmoreland
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widower
Date of Birth:  May 27, 1837
Age:  83 years, 3 months, 1 day
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Ky.
Name of Father:  John C. Beasley
Birthplace of Father:  Not known
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mary Bratton
Birthplace of Mother:  Not known
Date of Death:  August 28, 1920
Cause of Death:  Cancer of the stomach
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Pleasant Grove
Date of Burial:  August 29, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Crow Bros.
Informant:  Fannie Wagoner, Adolphus, Ky. 


Name:  James Harris Austin
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Boy
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Child
Date of Birth:  Aug. 15, 1920
Age:  15 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  District 16
Name of Father:  Lee Austin
Birthplace of Father:  Simpson Co., Ky.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Annie Luse?
Birthplace of Mother:  Nashville, Tenn.
Date of Death:  August 30, 1920
Cause of Death:  Cerebral hemorrhage caused at birth
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Old Brush Cemetery
Date of Burial:  August 31, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Wilkinson Bros Wiseman, Portland
Informant:  Lee Austin, Portland 


Name:  George William Ray
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Boy
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Child
Date of Birth:  May 5, 1920
Age:  3 months, 26 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Portland, Tenn.
Name of Father:  C. V. Ray
Birthplace of Father:  District 13
Maiden Name of Mother:  Minnie Seng  
Birthplace of Mother:  District 13
Date of Death:  August 31, 1920
Cause of Death:  Colitis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Portland Cemetery
Date of Burial:  August 31, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Wilkinson Bros. Wiseman, Portland
Informant:  C. V. Ray, Portland 


Name:  Stillborn, No name (Twins)
Place of Death:  District 12, Westmoreland
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:   August 10, 1920
Age:  Stillborn
Occupation:  Nothing
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  J. W. Livingston
Birthplace of Father:  Macon Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Ova Eva Johnson
Birthplace of Mother:  Macon Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  August 10, 1920
Cause of Death:  Still born
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Alton Hill
Date of Burial:  August 11, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  None, buried by family
Informant:  T. Y. Carter, Westmoreland 


Name:  Not named; Still born
Place of Death:  District 12, Westmoreland
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  August 10, 1920
Age:
Occupation:
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  J. W. Livingston
Birthplace of Father:  Macon Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Ova Eva Johnson
Birthplace of Mother:  Macon Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  August 10, 1920
Cause of Death:  Still born
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Alton Hill
Date of Burial:  August 11, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  None; buried by family
Informant:  T. Y. Carter, Westmoreland 


Name:  Stillborn
Place of Death:  District 11, Bethpage
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  August 29, 1920
Age:  Infant
Occupation:
Birthplace:  Bethpage
Name of Father:  Jessie Reed
Birthplace of Father:  Trousdale
Maiden Name of Mother:  Clara Defreese
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  August 29, 1920
Cause of Death:  Undetermined
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:
Date of Burial:
Funeral Home or Undertaker:
Informant:  No informant; Dr. Woodson signed certificate


Name:  Perry Infant
Place of Death:  District 17
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:
Date of Birth:  August 29, 1920  
Age:  Stillborn
Occupation:
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  G. G. Perry
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Laura Stone
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  August 29, 1920
Cause of Death:  Stillborn
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Mt. Vernon
Date of Burial:  August 29, 1920
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Jim Troutt, Bethpage
Informant:  G. G. Perry, Bethpage 



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