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Obituaries April - May, 1917

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(Thursday, April 26, 1917)

James O. Brooks

James O. Brooks died April 12, 1917, at the home of his son, Fred Brooks, near Portland.  The deceased was 87 years of age. He professed a hope in Christ at about middle age, at Oak  Grove; he joined the General Baptist Church about twenty years ago, and lived a devoted  Christian life until death. He leaves four children, three sons and one daughter, seventeen  grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild. His remains  were laid to rest at Old Brush burying ground with funeral services by Rev. Mr. Knight.  Portland Herald.


(Thursday, April 26, 1917)

Mrs. J. L. Stricklin

Portland, April 20-Mrs. J. L. Stricklin died Monday as the result of a tumor. She was buried today at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Robertson County. The Rev. J. L. Taylor of the M. E. Church conducted the funeral services. She was a member of the M. E. Church of Portland for many years. She was 37 years of age and is survived by a husband and two brothers, Ezekiel and Edgar Roney of Indianapolis.


(Thursday, May 3, 1917)

Mrs. Ruth J. Rankin

Mrs. Ruth J. Rankin, aged 80 years, mother of J. T. Rankin, of this district, died Saturday at her home in Nashville. The burial took place Sunday at the Rankin Graveyard near Hunters Point. She is survived by J. T. Rankin of this county, John Rankin of Trousdale and James Rankin of Obion County.


(Thursday, May 3, 1917)

Death Claims Former Sheriff

Andrew McGlothlin Dies At His Home On Long Hollow Pike.

William Andrew McGlothlin, one of the best known and most highly esteemed citizens of Sumner County, died at his home on the Long Hollow Pike. He was 67 years and 9 months of age. He had been in ill health for several years. His death, while not unexpected, came as a shock to a large company of friends throughout this section. In early life Mr. McGlothlin served as deputy sheriff for several terms and for three terms beginning in 1892 he was sheriff of Sumner County making one of the most efficient and popular officials the county ever had. The deceased was married first to Miss Lucy Jane Faulin, November 13, 1870, who died November 6, 1877. To this union four children were born, Mrs. Lura Warfield and Miss Ada McGlothlin of Nashville, Tenn., and two children who died in infancy. Following the death of his first wife Mr. McGlothlin was married on November 30, 1879 to Miss Phoebe White. To this union were born the following children: Mrs. Clida Ferrell, wife of J. C. Ferrell; Mrs. Clara Harris, wife of J. M. Harris; Ralph, Ernie, Guy, Terry and Agnes McGlothlin. He also reared, as a father would, two of a deceased brother’s children: Mrs. Lena Dickerson and Harvey McGlothlin of Gallatin. He is survived by all of above named children and five sisters of Portland, Tenn. He joined the Methodist Church at Rehoboth, August 17, 1901, where he held his membership until he removed it to Douglass Chapel. He was a member (trustee) of the official board at Rehoboth. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence at 2:00 p. m. Sunday by Rev. B. J. Duncan. The burial was at the Gallatin Cemetery. Services at the grave were in charge of Oak Camp Woodmen of which Mr. McGlothlin was an honored member.


(Thursday, May 3, 1917)

Robert Y. Holmes

Robert Y. Holmes one of Sumner County’s oldest and best-known citizens died at his home on the Douglass Pike Saturday morning, April 28th, after an illness of five weeks. Mr. Holmes was born and reared in this county and was 80 years of age. He was a gallant Confederate Soldier, being a member of Capt. A. E. Bell’s company of cavalry. He was a member of Donelson bivouac and a short time previous to his death had been presented with a cross of honor. He had long been a faithful member of the Methodist Church and was one of Sumner’s most successful farmers. He is survived by his wife and one son, H. L. Holmes, a well-known young businessman of Gallatin. Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday morning conducted by the Rev. R. H. Hodges, pastor of the Gallatin Methodist Church, and the interment was at Mt. Vernon in the afternoon, with services at the grave by the Rev. E. R. McCord.


(Thursday, May 3, 1917)

Aaron C. Warner

Aaron Clark Warner, aged 70 years, died Tuesday at his home at the Glasgow place on the Nashville Pike two miles from town. He was a good citizen and enjoyed the highest esteem of his neighbors and many friends. The burial took place yesterday at Hall Town in Trousdale County.


(Thursday, May 10, 1917)

Mrs. W. C. Johnson

(Illegible words at beginning) of pneumonia, Mrs. Cassie Brown Johnson, wife of W. C. Johnson, a well-known citizen, passed away Saturday night at 7 o’clock at their home in Gallatin. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. H. L. Olmstead were held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The remains were taken to Franklin, Ky., on the 8:55 train Monday morning for interment in Green Lawn Cemetery. The deceased was a native of Franklin, Ky., where she was born March 12, 1878. She was a member of the Church of Christ, and besides her husband two young daughters, three and six years of age survive. She is survived also by a sister, Mrs. Hattie Summers, of this place, and a one brother, James Brown, of Paschal, Tenn.


(Thursday, May 17, 1917)

Wheeler Cox

Bethpage, May 15-Wheeler Cox has died at his home in this district after an illness of several months of tuberculosis. He was 28 years old and a son of Buck Cox of this county, who, with a wife and two children survive him. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He was buried at Bethpage Cemetery Monday, with funeral services by Rev. E. R. McCord.



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