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Obituaries April, 1911

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(Thursday, April 6, 1911)

Well-Known Citizen Dies

Charlie Clark Passes Away Sunday Morning, After a Long Illness

Charlie Clark, one of the best known and most highly-esteemed citizens of Sumner County, died at 5 o'clock Sunday morning at his home near Station Camp Creek Church, six miles west of Gallatin on the Long Hollow Pike. He had been in declining health for the past several years and his death, which was not unexpected, was due principally to the infirmities attendant upon old age. Mr. Clark was 74 years of age and an ex-Confederate soldier, having served in the Seventh Tennessee Regiment, cavalry (Forrest's), Bartow's command. Mr. Clark was one of four brothers who espoused the cause of the Confederacy, three of whom were killed during the war. It was in honor of these heroes that the local order, Clark Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, was named. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church. He was also a member of Donelson Bivouac, U. C. V., of Gallatin, under whose direction the burial took place at Station Camp burying ground at 10 o'clock Monday morning. Mr. Clark is survived by his wife and a daughter, Miss Byrdie Clark.

(Thursday, April 6, 1911)

Death of a Boy

Herman, the 9 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Carver of Peytona, died Sunday and was buried Monday afternoon in Gallatin Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted at the residence by Elder I. C. Hoskins of the Gallatin Christian Church. The lad had been an invalid nearly all his life as the result of injuries he received in a fall when he was quite young.

(Thursday, April 6, 1911)

Mrs. Carmon Dies

Mrs. John Carmon of the Rock Bridge community died at the home of Dave Escue Thursday. On Monday preceding her death Mrs. Carmon, while riding along the road in company with her husband, was stricken with paralysis. She was carried to the home of Mr. Escue and every attention given her, but she was beyond all human aid.

(Thursday, April 6, 1911)

Mrs. H. L. Kirk

Mrs. H. L. Kirk, a well-known lady of the Cotton Town community, died at 6 o'clock Monday afternoon. She had been ill for the past year and her death was due to bowel trouble. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church up to about twenty years ago, when she joined the Christian Church. She was 67 years of age and the wife of Thomas Kirk, who died about fourteen months ago. She is survived by three children-Luther and Robert Kirk and Mrs. B. J. Hassell, all of Cotton Town. The remains were interred in the family burying ground near Cotton Town at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with services by Rev. Hamilton of South Tunnel.

(Thursday, April 6, 1911)

Died in Nashville

A telephone message from Nashville conveys news of the death of Amos Milliken at his home there yesterday. He was formerly a citizen of the Sideview community and was well known in this county.

(Thursday, April 6, 1911)

Mrs. Annie Simpson

Mrs. Annie Simpson, wife of Joe R. Simpson, died at an early hour last Friday at her home near Rock Bridge. Her death was due to pneumonia from which she had been ill for about a week. Mrs. Simpson was 59 years of age and before her marriage was Miss Annie Wright of that section. She was held in the highest esteem by the people of the community in which she lived, and had been for many years a consistent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband and three daughters, Misses Mattie, Susie and Nellie Barr Simpson. The interment was at the family burying ground Saturday at noon with funeral services by Rev. C. R. Wade of Bethpage.

(Thursday, April 6, 1911)

Rev. A. H. Rather

Springfield, Tenn., April 2. - Rev. A. H. Rather, a Missionary Baptist minister, aged 68 years, died at his home at Greenbrier yesterday morning. The funeral was held at the Greenbrier Baptist Church today. Rev. F. P. Doss of that place and W. P. Carney of Springfield officiated. The interment took place at the Greenbrier Cemetery with Masonic honors. For more than forty years Rev. Rather has wielded a great influence for the betterment of humanity. He leaves a wife and seven children.

(Thursday, April 6, 1911)

Mims

Messrs Will Knight, A. W. Duke and Hillson of Rodemer, Ky., were called here by the death of Mrs. Bird Knight.

Mrs. W. N. Knight died at her home here Monday. The remains were carried to Rodemer, Ky., for interment.

(Thursday, April 6, 1911)

Clay Lyles Dead

Clay Lyles, a well-known colored citizen of Gallatin, died yesterday, after a week's illness of pneumonia.

(Thursday, April 13, 1911)

Burial Today

Capt. D. W. Mitchell, well known here and a brother-in-law of Jas. W. Drane and Miss Pattie Drane, of Gallatin, died in Nashville yesterday morning at 6:30 o'clock. The burial will take place today at the Gallatin Cemetery from the 1:20 p. m. train. The friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.

(Thursday, April 13, 1911)

Died in Nashville

Henry Willerford, a native of Sumner County and for many years a citizen of the Rock Bridge community, died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eliza Hart, in Nashville last Saturday night. He was seated in a chair and engaged in conversation with members of the family about 9 p. m., when suddenly his head dropped forward and soon life was extinct. His death was due to heart failure. The deceased was 68 years of age and until recent years a resident of the Rock Bridge neighborhood, where he reared a large family. He was honest and upright in his dealings with his fellow men and in very relation of life was a good citizen. The burial took place at the Gallatin Cemetery Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Willerford is survived by the following children: Mrs. Eliza Hart, Mrs. E. S. Row? And Mrs. N. B. Palmer of Nashville, Mrs. W. R. Moncrief of Gallatin, Messrs, W. T. and Luther Willerford of Nashville and Robert Willerford of Rock Bridge.

(Thursday, April 13, 1911)

W. R. Rogan's Long Life Ends

Dies at His Home at Rogana Sunday Afternoon-An Ex-Confederate

*(First part of this obit cut from the paper.)

He has resided at the Rogan homestead since the war. This place the government granted his grandfather, Hugh Rogan, for his service during the Revolutionary War. It has been retained in the Rogan family since that time. Besides his wife and children, he is survived by his sister, Mrs. Clarissa, widow of the late Gen. Joseph Desha of Cynthiana, Ky., who resides in the community on an estate inherited from her father. He was a devout member of the Catholic Church. Funeral services were conducted at his late residence at Rogana Monday at 10 o'clock a. m. The burial, which took place at the Gallatin Cemetery Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, was under the auspices of Donelson Bivouac, of which Mr. Rogan was an honored member.

(Thursday, April 13, 1911)

Cage's Bend

News was received here this week of the death of Mrs. Aura A. Babcock, wife of Nelson Babcock, of Phalanx, O. Mrs. Babcock was a sister to Mrs. Will Frye, Miss Hester Noland, W. G. Noland and G. E. Noland, all of Gallatin, and an aunt of Mrs. B. F. Hurt, of Hendersonville, and Mrs. L. A. Lemons, of La Guardo. Mrs. Frye and Miss Hester Noland had recently returned from visiting her. She visited her relatives here a few years since.

Mrs. McLaren, nee Miss Willie Trotter, with her two children, have returned to this community to make their home with her uncle, Mr. W. T. Bratton. She is with Mr. and Mrs. John Soper at present. Mrs. McLaren's husband died not long since. We are glad indeed to have her with us, but sympathize with her in the sad bereavement which caused her return.

(Thursday, April 13, 1911)

Westmoreland

Mrs. Mary Sadler died at her home Monday morning, March 25, and was buried the following day at New Hope with funeral services at the church by Rev. C. N. Simmons. Mrs. Sadler had been a member of the Methodist Church since a child, and is survived by five children-Mrs. Berth Johnes, Mrs. Lula Anglea, Miss Romie Sadler, Walter and Warner Sadler. The entire family and relatives have the sympathy of their many friends in their loss.

(Thursday, April 20, 1911)

Shackle Island

Rev. Wm. Wilkes and his wife were on their way to New Hope Church last Friday and were spending the night with Amanda King's family, when the entire community was shocked by the sad news that Bro. Wilkes was dead. He died Saturday morning at 5 o'clock without a struggle. The remains were carried to the home of his brother, Dr. Wilkes, near his home church-Hopewell- leaving Mrs. King's at noon Saturday, the body being in charge of Mr. Pearson, undertaker, the deceased having made previous arrangements with Mr. Pearson concerning his burial. Those accompanying the grief-stricken wife to her home were Miss Callie King, Mrs. Allen M. Dorris, J. T. McMurtry, Dan T. Dorris, Wm. A. King of this place, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Honeycutt of Station Camp. Several others from here attended the funeral at Hopewell Church Sunday, which was very ably preached by the pastor, Rev. Oakley, to a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives. The family have the sympathy of this community in the loss of so noble a Christian father and husband.

(Thursday, April 20, 1911)

Postmaster Dies

Goodlettsville, Tenn., April 18. Will C. Kimbel, postmaster here, died this morning at the age of 37. He had been sick for the past twelve days. He is survived by his wife, father and mother. After brief services this evening by Rev. E. L. Gregory the remains will be carried to Mt. Carmel, Ill., his wife's home.

(Thursday, April 20, 1911)

Mrs. H. B. Day

The death of Mrs. Kate Day, wife of Capt. Henry B. Day, occurred Saturday night at 7:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. A. J. Simpson on the Scottsville Pike. She was 81 years old and her death was due to the infirmities of old age. Mrs. Day's maiden name was Moore. She was born in Ireland, but in early girlhood removed to this country with her parents. Upon the death of the latter a few years later she made her home in this county with the Rogan family to whom she was related and by whom she was reared. Mrs. Day was a devout Catholic. She id survived by her husband, who is now 86 years of age, and by four daughters, as follows: Mrs. W. A. J. Simpson, Mrs. Frank W. Lewis, Mrs. Bettie Paris, all of this county, and Mrs. Julia Paris of Stroud, Oklahoma. The burial occurred at 3 p. m. Sunday, with funeral services by Father Murkley of the Catholic Church.

(Thursday, April 20, 1911)

Mrs. Wm. McFall

Mrs. Ida B. McFall, wife of Will O. McFall, died at their home near Bethpage at midnight Sunday, April 16, aged 33 years. Her death resulted from an attack of measles of which she had been ill for ten days. Mrs. McFall was a daughter of Rev. John S. Pardue, formerly of this county but now of Nashville, and a niece of Mr. W. W. Pardue of Gallatin. She was a young lady of splendid Christian character whose presence in her community will be greatly missed. Funeral services were conducted at the Bethpage M. E. Church at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday by Rev. H. M. Jarvis and Rev. J. W. McQueen. The burial followed at the Bethpage Cemetery. Mrs. McFall is survived by her husband and a little son, Hardin.

(Thursday, April 20, 1911)

Death at Phosphate

William Silcox, aged 74 years, died of paralysis at his home at Phosphate last Saturday morning at 5 o'clock. He was formerly a shoemaker in Gallatin, but had lived at Phosphate for several years. He is survived by his wife and several grown children. The burial took place at the Gallatin Cemetery at 2 p. m. Sunday.

 

 


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