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Sumner County, TN. Death Records
December, 1923

Source:  TSL&A Microfilm #161 , Vital Statistics
Death Records, Volume 59
Transcribed by Jan Barnes
©2004

Name:  Addie D. Ashlock
Place of Death:  District 14, 1923
Sex: Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  March 17, 1874
Age:  49 years, 8 months, 14 days
Occupation:  Wife
Birthplace:  District 14
Name of Father:  L. W. Brizendine
Birthplace of Father:  District 14
Maiden Name of Mother:  Emlie Ausbrook
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  December 1, 1923
Cause of Death:  Artero Sclerosis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Old Fountain Head Cem.
Date of Burial:  December 3, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Wilkinson Bros. & Wiseman, Portland
Informant:   Mrs. Chas Roney, Fountain Head, Tenn. 


Name:  Dosia Walters
Place of Death:  District 5, Rockland
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Widowed
Date of Birth:  October 18, 1857
Age:  66 years
Occupation:  housework
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Peter Shoat
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mariah Smith
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  December 3, 1923
Cause of Death:  Chronic Rhumetism associated with Chronic Arterio Sclerosis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Rockland, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  December 5, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Moore, Crowder, Malone, Gallatin
Informant:  Anna Beard 


Name:  Roseeller Huddleston
Place of Death:  District 1, Belotes Ben
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Single
Date of Birth:  January 15, 1910
Age:  13 years, 11 months, 5 days
Occupation:  House work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Albert Huddleston
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Sallie Richardson
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  December 3, 1923
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Belotes Ben
Date of Burial:  December 4, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Moore, Crowder, Malone, Gallatin
Informant:  Albert Huddleston, Castalian Springs 


Name:  Ike Cotten
Place of Death:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Widow
Date of Birth:  February 18, 1845
Age:  78 years
Occupation:  stone mason
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  don't know
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Fannie Blackmore
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  December 5, 1923
Cause of Death:  Lobar pneumonia
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  December 7, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Moore, Crowder, Malone, Gallatin
Informant:  Ed Cotten, Gallatin 


Name:  Ellen Page
Place of Death:  District 10, Harts Hill
Sex:  Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Widowed
Date of Birth:  no data, 1869
Age:  54 Don't know
Occupation:  House work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Don't know
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Ellen Moore
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  December 5, 1923
Cause of Death:  Lobar Pneumonia
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  December 6, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Moore, Crowder, Malone, Gallatin
Informant:  Addie Chambers, Gallatin, Tenn. 


Name:  Moscal Wright Newman
Place of Death:  District 5, Hendersonville
Sex:  Male
Race:  White  
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  January 1, 1886
Age:  35 years, 11 months, 9 days
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  John Lucian Newman
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Elizabeth Hall
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  December 9, 1923
Cause of Death:  Lobar Pneumonia of left with pleurisy and pleurisy of right
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:   Hendersonville
Date of Burial:  December 10, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Davis Rains & Co., Nashville
Informant:   J. F. Newman, Hendersonville 


Name:  Margaret L. Branham
Place of Death:   District 3
Sex:   Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  October 29, 1923
Age:  1 month, 12 days
Occupation:  Infant
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Walter Branham
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Minnie Branham
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  December 11. 1923
Cause of Death:  can not state - never saw patient - died without doctor
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Cairo Cemetery
Date of Burial:  December 12 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & Jenkins, Gallatin  
Informant:   Walter Branham, Gallatin 


Name:  James M. Lindsey
Place of Death:  District 9, Dobbins Pike
Sex: Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Widower  
Date of Birth:  January 18
Age:  74 years
Occupation:  Farmer
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  Henry Lindsey
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Aldridge
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  December 13, 1923
Cause of Death:  (Not Known) Patient dead when seen from history sudden heart failure
Length of Residence:  6 years; in state all of life
Place of Burial:  Lankester G. Y.
Date of Burial:  December 14, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:   Arthur Lindsey, Gallatin 


Name:  George A. Bradburn
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  checked beside married  
Date of Birth:  February 12, '43
Age:   80 years, 10 months, 4 days
Occupation:
Birthplace:  
Name of Father:  William Bradburn  
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mildred Bradburn
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  December 16, 1923
Cause of Death:  Bronchial Pneumonia
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  
Date of Burial:  
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  
Informant:  John Parks, Mitchellville, Tenn. 


Name:  Mattie Oldham
Place of Death:   District 11 
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  September 23, 1890
Age: 33 years, 3 months
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Henry Wilkerson
Birthplace of Father:  Hendersonville, Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mary Stewart
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:   December 16, 1923 
Cause of Death:  Influenza
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Bethpage, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  December 17, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  E. D. Stinson, Westmoreland
Informant:   Charley Meador, Westmoreland 


Name:  Geneva Smith
Place of Death:  District 8, Cotton Town 
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  August 26, 1923
Age:  3 months, 21 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  Oskar Smith
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Lattie Hunnicut
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co.
Date of Death:  December 17, 1923
Cause of Death:  Broncho Pneumonia
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Beech Cemetery
Date of Burial:  December 18, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Family
Informant:  Oskar Smith, Cotton Town 


Name:  Nellie Bell Schell
Place of Death:  District 3, Coles Ferry Pike
Sex: Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  May 10, 1893
Age:  30 years, 7 months, 8 days
Occupation:  Housekeeper
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Cullen Bell
Birthplace of Father:  Virginia
Maiden Name of Mother:  Louise Duffer  
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  December 18, 1923
Cause of Death:  Died Suddenly - Suicide - Strychnine
Length of Residence:  8 years; in state all of life
Place of Burial:  Gallatin, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  December 20, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:   J. B. Schell, Gallatin 


Name:  Hattie L. Bentley
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex: Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  June 25, 1900
Age:  23 years, 6 months
Occupation:  Cook
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Jim Bentley
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Margaret Bentley
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  December 22, 1923
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  December 23, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & Jenkins, Gallatin
Informant:  Annie V. Snowden  


Name:  Ruben Baker (Bull Dog) alias
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  No data, 1885
Age: 38 years
Occupation:  Laborer, St. Cleaner
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Ruffian Baker
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Mary Jane Franklin
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  December 26, 1923
Cause of Death:  Homicide by knife
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Gallatin
Date of Burial:  December 28, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Moore, Crowder, & Malone, Gallatin
Informant:   Mary Jane Baker, Gallatin 


Name:  Donald Raymond Blackmore
Place of Death:  District 9
Sex:   Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  July 31, 1923
Age:  4 months, 27 days
Occupation:  Infant
Birthplace:  Indianapolis, Ind.
Name of Father:   W. J. Blackmore
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Annie Allen
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:  December 27, 1923
Cause of Death:  Broncho Pneumonia; Blue baby, failure to close Tracomeaoxala
Length of Residence:  place of death - 2 months; in the state of Indiana
Place of Burial:  Gallatin Cemetery
Date of Burial:  December 28, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Harris & North, Gallatin
Informant:   W. J. Blackmore, Gallatin 


Name:  Carl Nash Gordon
Place of Death:  Gallatin
Sex:  Male
Race:  White  
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  December 27, 1923
Age: 3 days
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Gallatin
Name of Father:  Jack Gordon
Birthplace of Father:  Ohio
Maiden Name of Mother:  Myrtle Troutt 
Birthplace of Mother:  Westmoreland, Tenn.
Date of Death:  December 29, 1923
Cause of Death:  Cerebral Hemorrhage
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Westmoreland, Tenn.
Date of Burial:  December 30, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  None - Family
Informant:   Myrtle Troutt, Gallatin 


Name:  Florence Cullumn
Place of Death:  Avondale
Sex: Female
Race:  Colored
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  April 10, 1859
Age: 64 years
Occupation:  House work
Birthplace:  Tennessee
Name of Father:  Don't know
Birthplace of Father:  Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother:  Hanner Ross
Birthplace of Mother:  Tennessee
Date of Death:   December 30, 1923
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial: Pilot Knob
Date of Burial:  
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Moore, Crowder, & Malone, Gallatin 
Informant:   James Cullumn, Saundersville, Tenn. 


Name:  Jonnie May Day
Place of Death:  District 6
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  December 28, 1923
Age: 2 days
Occupation:  Infant
Birthplace:  Tenn.
Name of Father:  Jno. Day
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Callie Haskins
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  December 30, 1923
Cause of Death:  Toxemia, Faulty development
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Cole Cem.
Date of Burial:  December 31, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  None
Informant:   John Day, Goodlettsville, Tenn. 


Name:  McCullough, Mattie
Place of Death:  District 9
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  November 17, 1895
Age: 28 years, 1 month, 13 days
Occupation: House keeping
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:  Charlie Pearson
Birthplace of Father:  Ky.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Georgie Clemant  
Birthplace of Mother:  Davidson Co.
Date of Death:  December 30, 1923
Cause of Death:  Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Bushes Chapel
Date of Burial:  December 31, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  C. C. Alexander, Gallatin
Informant:   Georgia Scruggs, Gallatin 


Name:  Callie Day
Place of Death:  District 6
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  
Age:  33 years
Occupation:
Birthplace:  Tenn. 
Name of Father:  Bill Haskins
Birthplace of Father:  Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Martha Custis
Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
Date of Death:  December 31, 1923
Cause of Death:  ____ for & due to convulsions following child birth
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Westmoreland
Date of Burial:  January 2, 1924
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Cole & Garrett, Goodlettsville
Informant:   Jno. Day, Goodlettsville 


Name:  Florance Madora Reese
Place of Death:  District 16, Portland
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Married  
Date of Birth:  August 12, 1857
Age:  66 years, 4 months, 21 days
Occupation:  Wife
Birthplace:  Robertson Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Eliga Dean
Birthplace of Father:  Don't know
Maiden Name of Mother:  Perry Dean
Birthplace of Mother:  Don't know
Date of Death:  December 31, 1923
Cause of Death:  Tuberculosis of Lungs
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Portland Cemetery
Date of Burial:  January 2, 1924
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Wilkinson Bros. & Wiseman, Portland
Informant:   Thom Reese, Portland 


Name:  Stillborn child, Mr. Sam Scott
Place of Death:  District 16 
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Single  
Date of Birth:  December 3, 1923
Age: Stillborn
Occupation:
Birthplace:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Name of Father:  Sam Scott
Birthplace of Father:  Trousdale Co., Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother:  L__ Virginia Pardue
Birthplace of Mother:  Trousdale Co., Tenn.
Date of Death:  Stillborn
Cause of Death:  Premature 6 months
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Sumner Co., Tenn.
Date of Burial:  December 4, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  None Family
Informant:   Wm. Lackey, Gallatin 


Name:  Batrice Jones
Place of Death:  District 16
Sex:  Girl
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Child  
Date of Birth:  December 3, 1923
Age:  
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Portland, Tenn.
Name of Father:  C. M. Jones
Birthplace of Father:  Allen Co., Ky.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Ollie Bell Spears
Birthplace of Mother:  Simpson Co., Ky.
Date of Death:  December 3, 1923
Cause of Death:  Hydro-ceptatic, rupture water bag
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Portland Cemetery
Date of Burial:  December 4, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  Wilkinson Bros. & Wiseman, Portland
Informant:   C. M. Jones, Portland 


Name:  Thompson, Infant (not named)
Place of Death:  District 15
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Infant  
Date of Birth:  December 10, 1923
Age:  Born dead
Occupation:  None
Birthplace:  Sumner Co.
Name of Father:   Brownie Thompson
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Ruby Link
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co.
Date of Death:  December 10, 1923
Cause of Death:  Born Dead
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:  Biggs Cemetery
Date of Burial:  December 11, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  None
Informant:   Brownie Thompson, Fountain Head 


Name:  Biggs, Infant (not named)
Place of Death:  District 15
Sex:  Male
Race:  White
Marital Status:  Infant  
Date of Birth:  December 10, 1923
Age:  Born dead
Occupation:
Birthplace:  Sumner Co. 
Name of Father:  Armond L. Biggs
Birthplace of Father:  Sumner Co.
Maiden Name of Mother:  Janie Lee Briley
Birthplace of Mother:  Sumner Co.
Date of Death:  December 10, 1923
Cause of Death:  A fall that its mother got 2 weeks before its birth was supposed to have been the cause
Length of Residence:
Place of Burial:   Biggs Cemetery
Date of Burial:  December 10, 1923
Funeral Home or Undertaker:  None  
Informant:   O. L. Biggs, Fountain Head 


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