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Obituaries April, 1912

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(Thursday, April 4, 1912)

Thos. Youree Dies Suddenly - Prominent Citizen Passed Away Last Saturday After Brief Illness.
Thos. P. Youree, a well known citizen of this county, died suddenly of heart failure last Saturday night at the home of his cousin, Mrs. Kate B. Youree. Mr. Youree was a native and lifelong resident of Sumner County. He was 64 years old and was one of Sumner County's best citizens. His wife died more than a year ago. Funeral services were held at the residence of  Mrs. Youree's Tuesday morning by Rev. Geo. L. Beale. The burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery. Capt. Wm. Youree and wife of Arkansas were here to attend the burial.

(Thursday, April 4, 1912)

Mrs. R. G. Connell
The death of Mrs. R. G. Connell who was formerly Miss Emma House of Gallatin occurred yesterday at her home at Goodlettsville. More extended notice next week.

(Thursday, April 4, 1912)

Mrs. Mary Bradley
The death of Mrs. Mary Bradley one of the most estimable and highly esteemed ladies of this county, occurred last Friday, March 29, at the home of her son, Walter Bradley near Side View. Mrs. Bradley was 69 years of age. Before her marriage to the late Mr. W. T. Bradley she was Miss Black of Dixon Springs. She is survived by three sons, Messrs. Walter and Will Bradley of this county, and Harry Bradley of California. The burial took place at the Gallatin Cemetery Saturday with funeral services by Rev. J. D. Robins.

(Thursday, April 4, 1912)

Buried at Gallatin
The remains of Mr. John Miller who died at his home at St. Anthony, Idaho, March 27th, reached Gallatin Tuesday morning and were buried in the Gallatin Cemetery from the residence of Capt. D. B. Anderson at 3 o'clock p.m. the same day. Mr. Miller was 41 years of age and was born and reared in Sumner County. He removed to St. Anthony a number of years ago where in partnership with his brother, Woods Miller, he established a large grain and feed business with which they were very successful. He married Miss Kate Anderson of Gallatin who with four children survives him. The youngest child is but two weeks old. Mr. Miller is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Etta Miller. The remains were accompanied to Gallatin by Mrs. Etta Miller, Woods Miller and his daughter, Miss Nellie Miller. Mr. Fort and wife from Clarksville were also here to attend the burial. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wilson Woodcock of the Baptist Church and the burial was with Masonic honors.

(Thursday, April 4, 1912)

Insolvent Notice
Having suggested the insolvency of the estate of J. F. Coley, dec'd, to the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee...........J. J. Hawkins, Admr. of J. F. Coley, Deceased, J. T. Durham, Atty. This March 11, 1912.

(Thursday, April 11, 1912)

Mrs. W. D. Arterburn
Mrs. W. D. Arterburn died after a lingering illness at her home near Bethpage last Thursday, April 4. She was 52 years of age and was born and reared in Monroe County, Ky. With her husband she removed to Dry Fork, this county, about 20 years ago and later moving to Bethpage. She was a woman of splendid Christian character and a devout member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Arteburn is survived by her husband and four children, two sons and two daughters. The burial was at Bethpage Cemetery Friday with funeral services by Rev. N. B. Tucker.

(Thursday, April 11, 1912)

Well Known Citizen Dead
W. M. Fiddler, one of Gallatin's well known and highly respected citizens, died last Thursday afternoon at his home on East Main Street. Mr. Fidler, who was about 68 years o age, was a native of England, having removed to this country with his parents when a boy. During the Civil War he was in the employ of the government as locomotive engineer and hauled troops from Nashville to Chattanooga (torn place) Nashville Railroad Company and held several important mechanical positions with that road. Later he was engineer on the Tennessee Central Railroad, which position he held until failing eyesight forced him to retire. Mr. Fidler was a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, two sons, W. W. and C. H. Fidler, of Gallatin, and one daughter, Mrs. Lewis C. Guild, also of this place. The burial took place at 3:30 p.m. Friday with funeral services by Rev. Geo. L. Beale.

(Thursday, April 11, 1912)

Mrs. R. G. Connell
The death of Mrs. R. G. Connell, formerly Miss Emma House of Gallatin, occurred at her home near Goodlettsville last Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock. She had been seriously ill for several months. Mrs. Connell was 51 years of age and is survived by her husband and three children as follows: Mrs. Will Connell of Nashville, Carl Connell and Miss Eunice Connell. She was a member of the Methodist Church. The burial occurred at Spring Hill Cemetery near Nashville Thursday at 11 0'clock a.m. Many friends in this community join her relatives in morning her death.

(Thursday, April 18, 1912)

Graham Byrns.
Graham Byrns, aged 69 years a well known citizen of this county, died at his home near Bethpage last Friday. He was a son of Allen Byrns, a pioneer citizen of Sumner County. The deceased was a successful business man and one of the best citizen of this section. He was a cousin of John and Robert Burns, both prominent citizens of East Fork. Mr. Byrns was never married and is survived by two sisters, one in Louisville, Ky., and another in Texas. The burial was at Bethpage Saturday.

(Thursday, April 18, 1912)

R. G. Daughtry.
After a long illness, borne with great patience R. G. (Red) Daughtry died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Green Harris near Liberty last Wednesday night at 9:30 o'clock. He was born in the 9th Civil District of Sumner County, Aug. 16, 1836 and spent his entire life a citizen of this section. He was educated at Old Liberty School House and on Dec. 31st, 1856 married Miss Martha Downs who died many years ago. During the Civil War he served as a member of Morgan's command and was a brave soldier. Mr. Daughtry never attached himself to any church but was a generous hearted honorable citizen who would divide his last dollar with a friend. He was an honest man, than which no higher tribute may be paid anyone. The burial took place Thursday.

(Thursday, April 18, 1912)

Killed In Nashville.
Arch Huffman, a son of the late Esq. Leroy Huffman, and a former citizen of this county, was killed in an accident at the terminal station in Nashville last Friday night. He died three hours later at Eve's Infirmary. Mr. Huffman was 37 years old and leaves a wife and three children. He removed from Goodlettsville to Nashville last August.

(Thursday, April 18, 1912)

John W. Miller
The following partial account of the recent death of John W. Miller is taken from the St. Anthony, Idaho, Chronicle: Great was the surprise when it became known about the town that John W. Miller had passed away. The summons came Wednesday morning, March 27, 1912, at 2:30 when surrounded by his family and a few intimate friends, and with consciousness to the last, he serenely passed out over the Bar to the Great Beyond. The deceased was born at Gallatin, Tennessee, March 11, 1872. (This is a very long obit and I am typing the genealogy parts.) With the advent of the railroad, he and his brother, Woods Miller, came to St. Anthony, where he remained until this time. He was one of the pioneers of Fremont County. On November 10th, 1900, the deceased and Miss Kate Anderson, a companion of his youth, became husband and wife and their home has been blessed by four daughters; Laura, Mary Katharine, Robela and an infant, aged respectively, 9, 5, 2 years and the latter two weeks of age, who together with his mother and brother are remaining members of the family who now mourn his departure. (E-mail me if you would like the whole obit.)

(Thursday, April 18, 1912)

J. K. Winham
While attending the household duties Thursday morning the death angel called Mr. J. K. Winham from earth's suffering and sorrow to heaven's blessed and holy joys. He was seventy-two years old and a member of the Methodist Church at Ebenezer. Bro. Beasley made a beautiful and impressive talk over the remains. Uncle Jim had a host of friends who will mourn his loss. He is survived by a son and two daughter. Portland Herald.

(Thursday, April 18, 1912)

Brackintown
We are real sorry to hear of Mr. Wash Cook's death. He was buried at Pleasant Hill Sunday at two o'clock. A large crowd attended his funeral.

(Thursday, April 18, 1912)

George L. Brigance
George L. Brigance of Cotton Town aged 79 years and a Confederate veteran died of pneumonia yesterday. More extended notice next issue.

(Thursday, April 25, 1912)

R. H. Horsley
The death of R. H. Horsley occurred at his home in the 12th District of Macon County on Friday, April 12th. A wife and one child survive him. The burial occurred Saturday, the 13th, at Pleasant Valley.

(Thursday, April 25, 1912)

Jerry Belt
Jerry Belt, a former resident of the Bethpage District, died last Friday at his home in Macon County. The deceased was well and favorable known in his community. He was 62 years of age and is survived by his wife who was Miss Mary Gregory. His burial took place the following day at the family burying ground.

(Thursday, April 25, 1912)

Is Granted Pension.
James Mathews, father of James M. Mathews who killed in the Philippine Island, April 27, 1911, has been granted a pension of $12 per month from May 31, 1911 on the account of the death of his son while in the service of the Untied States Army. G. W. Chipman was his attorney.

(Thursday, April 25, 1912)

Miss Hortense Wood
Miss Hortense Wood, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benson Wood died at the home of her parents in Gallatin last Saturday night April 20. She was 19 years of age and a young lady of amiable disposition who leaves many friends to mourn her loss. She had been ill for several weeks.

(Thursday, April 25, 1912)

George L. Brigance
George L. Brigance, age 79 years died last Wednesday, April 17th at his home one mile north of Cotton Town. His death was due to pneumonia. Mr. Brigance was a brave Confederate soldier, having served through the war as a member of the 2nd Tennessee Regiment. He was a member of the Christian Church. He was never married. The burial took place Thursday at the Brigance Family Burying Ground.

(Thursday, April 25, 1912)

Dr. J. F. Rascoe
Mr. J. E. Rascoe of this county received word a few days ago of the death of his brother, Dr. J. F. Rascoe of Hopkinsville, Ky. Dr. Rascoe was for some years a practiontioner at Gallatin. A special of April 17 from Hopkinsville says:  Heart failure caused the sudden death this morning of Dr. J. F. Rascoe, age 69, at his home near Julian. (Only typing the genealogy parts.) He came to this county from Gallatin, Tenn. about forty years ago. One daughter, Miss Mary Rascoe, survives him.

(Thursday, April 25, 1912)

Washington Cook
Mr. Washington Cook departed this life Saturday, April 13, at 10 o'clock a.m. at his home near Rapids, Ky. He was 77 years of age and was the father of nine children. He was a true husband and a kind loving father. Funeral services were conducted at Pleasant Hill, Ky., by Rev. Johnson Chaney and the Masons, where he was laid to rest. Portland Herald.

(Thursday, April 25, 1912)

Mrs. Gossett Dead. (This whole obit was cut from the paper on microfilm.)

(Thursday, April 25, 1912)

Mrs. Wickware.
Mrs. J. W. Wickware died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Taylor. She was a greatly beloved woman and a devout member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted from the family residence by Rev. J. R. McAfee. Franklin (Ky.) Favorite.

(Thursday, April 25, 1912)

Sulphura
Mrs. Heath, wife of the blacksmith at Oak Grove, was buried last Tuesday week.

(Thursday, April 25, 1912)

Personal

Mrs. R. M. DuBose has returned from Goodlettsville where she was called recently by the illness and death of her sister, Mrs. R. E. Connell.

(Thursday, April 25, 1912)

Mrs. Berlinda Arterburn.
Just as the shadow of night had fallen, April 3, 1912, Mrs. Berlinda Arterburn fell asleep to wake again the judgment day. She had been sick in bed for more than a year. (Long Obit.) She was married to Mr. W. D. Arteburn Jan. 2, 1883. To them four children were born, two boys and two girls.

  


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