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Sumner County, TN. Death Records
May, 1921

Source:  TSL&A Microfilm #134 , Vital Statistics
Death Records, Volumes 53 - 56
Transcribed by Jan Barnes
©2005

Name:   Matilda Herring 
Place of Death:  District 11, Bledsoe
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widow  
Date of Birth:  November 27, 1848
Age: 72 years, 5 months, 3 days
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Smith County
Name of Father:  Richards
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother:  Don't know
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  May 1, 1921
Cause of Death:  Left blank
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Bethpage, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  May 2, 1921 
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  R. E. Thornton, Westmoreland, Tenn.  
Informant:  Claud Herring, Westmoreland 


Name:  Derotha Victoria Brinkley
Place of Death:  District 15
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widowed
Date of Birth:  June 2, 1840
Age:  80 years, 10 months, 1 day
Occupation:  none
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  Daniel Corkran
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Don't know
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  May 3, 1921
Cause of Death:  she droped dead my diagnossis was apoplexy
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Brinkley Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 4, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Wilkinson Wiseman, Portland
Informant:  Henry Brinkley, Cottontown 


Name:  Erskin Willis
Place of Death:  District 6
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  January 2, 1849
Age:  72 years, 4 months, 3 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Oscar Willis
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Annie Walker
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 5, 1921
Cause of Death:  Had no doctor.  Paralysis of throat
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Family Burying Ground; Edenwold
Date of Burial:  May 6, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Cole & Garrett, Goodlettsville
Informant:  J. B. Willis, Edenwold, Tenn. 


Name:  Minter Sarver
Place of Death:  District 5, Saundersvile
Sex:  Male
Race:  Black
Marital Status:  Widower
Date of Birth:  May 5, 1921
Age:  66 years
Occupation:  railroading
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Sanda Sarver
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Don't know
Birthplace of Mother:  Brickten, Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 5, 1921
Cause of Death:  Nephistis complicated
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Pilot Knob
Date of Burial:  May 7, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Moore, Crowder, & Malone, Gallatin
Informant:  Phil Sarver, Saundersville, Tenn. 


Name:  Henry Orman
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widower
Date of Birth:  May 14, 1864
Age:  56 years, 11 months, 24 days
Occupation:  City Recorder
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Robt. Orman
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Do not know
Birthplace of Mother:  Do not know
Date of Death:  May 8, 1921
Cause of Death:  Cancer of left Toncil
Length of Residence:  15 years, in state all of life
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 9, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North
Informant:  Henry Orman, Gallatin 


Name:  Becky Henton
Place of Death:  District 11
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Widow
Date of Birth:  1815
Age:  about 106 years
Occupation:  Housework
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:  May 10, 1921
Cause of Death:  No doctor in attendance
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Durham Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 11, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & Jenkins, Gallatin
Informant:  Will Malone, Bethpage 


Name:  Martha E. Palmer
Place of Death:  District 1
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Widow
Date of Birth:  June, 1851
Age:  70 years, 5 months
Occupation:  Housework
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  D. Hearn
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Ellen Hearn
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 15, 1921
Cause of Death:  Angina Pectoris
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  May 18, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & Jenkins, Gallatin
Informant:  Ella Boddie, Gallatin 


Name:  Alace Winston
Place of Death:  District 10
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  May 18, 1888
Age:  33 years
Occupation:
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Albert Winston
Birthplace of Father:  Mosouria
Maiden Name of Mother:  Parker
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 18, 1921
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:  33 years
Place of Burial:  Rogan Graveyard
Date of Burial:  May 20, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Jenkins, Gallatin
Informant:  Albert Winston, Gallatin 


Name:  Josephine Sulcer
Place of Death:  District 9
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Widow
Date of Birth:  March 10, 1848
Age:  73 years, 2 months, 12 days
Occupation:  Housemaid
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Ned Jimerson?
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Henrietta Jimerson?
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 22, 1921
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis, chronic
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Village Green
Date of Burial:  May 23, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris, Gallatin
Informant:  Alice Sulcer, Chicago 


Name:  George W. Black
Place of Death:  District 12
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  September 13, 1881
Age:  39 years, 8 months, 10 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Andy A. Black
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Sinie Graves
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 23, 1921
Cause of Death:  Suicide, Gunshot wound in head; no physician
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Fairfield
Date of Burial:  May 24, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Crow Bros., Scottsville, Ky.
Informant:  A. A. Black, Westmoreland 


Name:  Ruth Cameail Walker Biggs
Place of Death:  District 9, Long Hollow Pike
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  January 25, 1911
Age:  10 years, 4 months
Occupation:  young child
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  R. J. Biggs
Birthplace of Father:  Ky.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Motren? Lockes
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 23, 1921
Cause of Death:  Acute Miliary Tuberculosis (Pulmonary)
Length of Residence:  4 years, 5 months; in state all of life
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 24, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:  Mrs. R. J. Biggs, Gallatin 


Name:  George Fite
Place of Death:  District 5, Saundersville
Sex:  Male
Race:  Black
Marital Status:  Widower
Date of Birth:  March 15, 1865
Age:  56 years
Occupation:  Stone mason
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Lem Fite
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Sentha Reynolds
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 23, 1921
Cause of Death:  No physician attendance; cause of death unknown
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Rockland
Date of Burial:  May 24, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Moore, Crowder, & Malone, Gallatin
Informant:  Bradford Fite, Rockland 


Name:  Susan Bell Phillips
Place of Death:  District 5
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  November 8
Age:  58 years
Occupation:  House wife
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  John Will Denning
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Not known
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 26, 1921
Cause of Death:  Cancer of stomach
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Beech Cemetery
Date of Burial:  May 27, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Cole & Garrett, Goodlettsville
Informant:  James Ray Phillips, Edenwold, Tenn. 


Name:  Ellen J. Shoecraft
Place of Death:  District 9
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widow
Date of Birth:  November 23, 1840
Age:  80 years, 6 months
Occupation: Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  James Elliott
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Lane
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 27, 1921
Cause of Death:  Organic Heart Disease, Mitral Insufficiency
Length of Residence:  40 years; in state all of life
Place of Burial:  Elliott G. Y.
Date of Burial:  May 28, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:
Informant:  J. C. Elliott, Jr., Gallatin 


Name:  Kate Barr
Place of Death:  District 10, Scotts Pike
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  April 23, 1857
Age:  64 years
Occupation:  House keeper
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father: B. Q. Marlane
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Thrailhill
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 28, 1921
Cause of Death:  Acute Dililation & Hypertrophy of Heart
Length of Residence:  41 years; in state all of life
Place of Burial:  Shiloh Church
Date of Burial:  May 29, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant: Robt. Barr, Gallatin


Name:  Lizzie Lue Johnson
Place of Death:  District 5, Saundersville
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Married
Date of Birth:  August 26, 1896
Age:  25 years
Occupation:  house work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Robert Johnson
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Siller Taylor
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  May 31, 1921
Cause of Death:  tuberculosis of lungs
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Scotts Hollow
Date of Burial:  June 2, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Moore, Crowder, and Malone, Gallatin
Informant:  Siller Taylor 


Name:  Lydia G. Payne
Place of Death:  District 14
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  September 11, 1904
Age:  16 years, 9 months
Occupation:  none, at home
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  W. B. Payne
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Georgetta
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 31, 1921
Cause of Death:  No doctor in attendance at time of death
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  June 1, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris-Jenkins, Gallatin
Informant:  W. B. Payne, South Tunnel 


Name:  Still born, child of Jim Johnson*
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  May 19, 1921
Age:  Still Born
Occupation:  None, infant
Birthplace:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Name of Father:  Jim Johnson
Birthplace of Father:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Lela Cole
Birthplace of Mother:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Death:  May 19, 1921
Cause of Death:  Still born
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  May 20, 1921
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Moore & Crowder
Informant:  W. N. Lackey, Gallatin
*Two death certificates for infant.  Mother is listed as Lilly Cole in the second one. 


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