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Obituaries April - May, 1920

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(Thursday, April 1, 1920)

Evelin Key

Evelin Key the six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Key died at their home near Cotton Town, Saturday, March 27th. She had been sick only a few days. Her death resulting from double pneumonia. Burial was conducted at the Walnut Grove Cemetery Sunday.

(Thursday, April 1, 1920)

Dies at The Age Of 108 Years

Mr. Andy Sullivan, doubtless the oldest person in this section, died recently at his home, Macon County, near Green Grove. Mr. Sullivan was said to have been 108 years of age, and had always enjoyed remarkable good health.

(Thursday, April 1, 1920)

Sidney Jones

Hartsville, March 26. - Sidney Jones, aged 27, died Friday of last week after a long illness of tuberculosis. He is survived by a wife and one child. He was a son of Richard Jones and was an industrious young man, well thought of by all. His remains were interred in the Hartsville Cemetery Saturday. He was a member of the Baptist Church and for the past two years he had been sexton at the cemetery, and thought often feeble in body and he did his work well.

(Thursday, April 8, 1920)

Mrs. Seaton Lee

Portland, April 2. - Mrs. Seaton Lee died Wednesday morning after a lingering illness of more than two years. The burial was at Mount Moriah Burying Ground.

(Thursday, April 8, 1920)

Mrs. W. M. Sullivan

Bethpage, April 5. - Mrs. Mollie Sullivan, wife of W. Mitchell Sullivan, died suddenly at their home. She had been in apparently good health prior to her death, and her demise was quite a shock to many friends throughout the county. The deceased was 67 years of age, and was a woman of splendid character. Her husband, who survives her, is quite feeble.

(Thursday, April 15, 1920)

Mrs. Nat M. Gilmore

The death of Mrs. Mildred Brashear Gilmore, which occurred Friday afternoon, April 9th, at 2 o'clock at her home in Bowling Green, KY., will be learned with the deepest regret by her many friends and relatives here. She had been in declining health for the past two years, but was not confined to her bed until a few weeks ago. She was never strong and her death was due to a complication.

She was born and reared in Bowling Green and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Brashear. She was a young woman of a sweet, affable disposition and was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Methodist Church here and lived a consistent Christian life. She was born December 7th, 1890, and was united in marriage to Mr. Nat M. Gilmore December 11th, 1911. Besides her husband and parents she is survived by one sister, Miss Corinne Brashear of Chicago, and four brothers, Messrs. Walter, Arl, Claude and William Brashear, all of Bowling Green.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, April 11th, at 3 o'clock from the residence, 540 Park Avenue. The burial followed in the family lot in Fairview Cemetery.

(Thursday, April 15, 1920)

Mrs. James H. Bates

The death of Mrs. James H. Bates occurred at the home of her father on the Hartsville Pike Sunday, April 11th, after an illness of several months.

Mrs. Bates was forty years of age and was born and reared near Bethpage. She was an excellent Christian woman, having been for a number of years a devout member of the Methodist Church. Before her marriage to Mr. Bates she was Miss Carrie Key, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Z. T. Key, who survive her. She is also survived by her husband and one son, Curtis Bates.

Funeral services were conducted from the residence Monday afternoon by Dr. D. M. Ausmus. Burial at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, April 15, 1920)

Mrs. Nancy Clark

Mrs. Nancy Clark died at her home near South Tunnel Sunday April 11th. The deceased was born in Smith County August 24th, 1874. The remains were carried to Friendship, Tenn., for burial Monday.

(Thursday, April 22, 1920)

John Payne Stone

John Payne, the two-year-old son of Mrs. Henry Stone, died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Frakes, on the Long Hollow Pike, Friday, April 18th. His death resulted from scarlet fever.

(Thursday, April 22, 1920)

Corinth

April 8, Our community has been saddened by the death of Mrs. Zudie Lee, wife of Seaton Lee, which occurred at their home at Portland Wednesday, March 31st. Mrs. Lee had been in ill health for a number of years yet bore her suffering with patience and Christian fortitude. She was possessed of a beautiful Christian character, having been since early girlhood a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church. In her home she was a loving wife and mother and was loved by all who knew her. She has passed into the great, great beyond, yet her influence will long be felt by her relatives and friends. May God watch over her children and guide them in a way that they may be prepared to meet their dear mother who stands with beckoning hands awaiting their coming. She is survived by her husband, six children, one brother and a host of relatives and friends. The burial took place Wednesday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cemetery with funeral services conducted by Rev. Mr. Ray.

(Thursday, April 22, 1920)

Corinth

Katherine Moore, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boul Meador, died Wednesday, March 31st. Burial took place at Portland Cemetery.

(Thursday, April 22, 1920)

Shackle Island

The 9-year-old daughter of  Mr. Hadley, who lives three miles north of this place, died from burns received by her clothing catching fire from a stove Saturday night. Remains were carried to Gallatin Cemetery Monday for interment.

(Thursday, April 22, 1920)

Westmoreland

Tom Jones, aged about 65 years, died at his home at this place Monday, April 12th. The deceased had been in bad health for several months. He leaves a wife and several grown children. Interment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

(Thursday, April 22, 1920)

J. D. G. Morton was called to Dallas, TX, several days ago by the serious illness and death of his father, Rev. J. H. Morton.

(Thursday, April 22, 1920)

Vida, the little eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hatler of near Nashville, died at 1 AM, Sunday April 11th, from serious burns, which she received Saturday morning. She formerly lived here with her parents and was a bright and lovable child. The remains were brought here Monday afternoon for burial.

(Thursday, April 29, 1920)

McLean Durr Meets Death

McLean Durr, the 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Durr of Nashville, was instantly killed Friday afternoon, when an automobile in which he and some other boys were riding crashed into a truck on the corner of 19th Avenue and Church Street, Nashville. Young Durr was a nephew of Mrs. Dr. W. T. Allen and had a wide host of friends here who are shocked to hear of his untimely death.

(Thursday, April 29, 1920)

Carrol Wilce Cocke

Carrol Wilce Cocke of the Woods Ferry Road died Thursday April 22nd at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. The deceased was forty-nine years of age and was a son of the late Carrol Cocke, a prominent farmer of this county. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Samella Cocke, and one brother, William L. Cocke.

The remains were brought here Friday afternoon for burial. Funeral services were conducted at the Gallatin Cemetery at 3:30 o'clock by Dr. D. M. Ausmus.

(Thursday, April 29, 1920)

John Faulk

Bethpage, April 23.-News has been received of the death of John Faulk, a prominent farmer and highly esteemed citizen of the 15th District, at his home there. Mr. Faulk was 52 years of age. He is survived by his wife.

(Thursday, April 29, 1920)

Westmoreland

Tandy Meador. a well known citizen of this place, came to his death at his home by his own hand Saturday, April 24th, by shooting himself through the head, death resulting instantly. No reason for the rash act is given except ill health. Mr. Meador had been suffering from a very malignant form of erysipelas for a short time. Mr. Meador moved here from Macon County several years ago and had been engaged as a mechanic or silversmith for some time. The deceased was about 55 years of age and leaves a wife with no near relatives in this community. Interment was made at Rocky Mound Cemetery, Macon County. A coroner's inquest was held by Justice S. W. Brown over the body of Tandy Meador, who was found dead in his home. The verdict of the jury was a case of homicide.

(Thursday, May 6, 1920)

Mrs. G. W. Mitchener

Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchener, wife of the late George W. Mitchener, died Thursday night, April 29th, at the home of her son, C. Y. Mitchener, on the Cairo Road.

Mrs. Mitchener fell and broke her hip a short time ago and had not recovered from the injury. She was eighty-eight years of age and had been since early youth a devout member of the Baptist Church. She was the mother of eleven children, seven of whom survive her as follows: N. S. Mitchener, of Texas; R. D. Mitchener, of Lebanon; C. Y. Mitchener, Mrs. William Cox, Mrs. J. W. Anthony, Mrs. J. H. Williams and Mrs. S. P. Jamison of Sumner County.

Funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday afternoon by Rev. A. D. Robertson, followed by burial at Corum Hill Cemetery.

(Thursday, May 6, 1920)

Gus Henry Enoch

Gus Henry Enoch of the Dobbins Pike died at a Nashville Infirmary Thursday evening, April 29th. Mr. Enoch was 41 years of age and had been in poor health for over ten months, although he was not taken seriously ill until a short while before his death. He had lived in Nashville since early boyhood until his removal to Gallatin about six years ago.

He is survived by his wife who was formerly Miss Annie Gillespie, two daughters, Misses Annie Lee and Josephine Enoch, two brothers; L. A. and J. L. Enoch, and two sisters; Mrs. R. L. Redford and Mrs. R. L. Camp, all of Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon by Rev. A. J. Morgan of the East End Methodist Church. Burial was at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Thursday, May 6, 1920)

Marion Douglas Freeman

Marion Douglass, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Freeman of Cotton Town, died Friday, April 30th. The remains were brought to the Gallatin Cemetery Sunday morning for burial.

(Thursday, May 6, 1920)

John S. Wells

John S. Wells, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Wells, died at 5 o'clock Friday morning, April 30th, at the home of his parents on the Hartsville Pike.

The deceased was 19 years of age and had been ill only a short while. Funeral services were conducted from the residence Sunday afternoon by Dr. D. M. Ausmus of the Methodist Church. Burial followed at Gallatin Cemetery. Young Wells was well known and a youth of splendid character. He graduated at Central High School in 1919, and up until the time of his illness had been attending a business college in Nashville. Surviving him are his parents, five brothers and three sisters.

(Thursday, May 6, 1920)

Shackle Island

James W. Boyd, aged 65 years, died Tuesday morning at his home near Hendersonville. The interment was at Beech Cemetery Wednesday afternoon.

(Thursday, May 6, 1920)

Shackle Island

William Hutchison, 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Hutchison of this place, died Tuesday night at 11:30 o'clock at Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he went six weeks ago on account of ill health. The remains will arrive here Friday for interment in Beech Cemetery with services conducted by Rev. S. T. Byers.

(Thursday, May 6, 1920)

Personal

Mrs. Ed Payne returned Friday from Maury County where she was called by the death of her father.

(Thursday, May 6, 1920)

Nubia

The little 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edd Graves of Sugar Grove was buried at Fairfield Saturday afternoon.

Fairfield-The little 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Graves of near Mt. Olive Church died Friday, April 23rd, and was laid to rest in Fairfield Cemetery the following day. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. K. A. Early and Bro. Joe Douglass.

The little girl was a silent sufferer for many weeks and found relief only in death. Why this little girl was taken from the home so early we do not pretend to say. But to the father and mother whose sorrow is the greatest we would say in the words of Bro. Early, that she cannot come to us but we can go to her, and may the death of this little girl be an anchor in the love of Christ until their souls are safely landed in the haven of rest. A Friend.

(Thursday, May 6, 1920)

Shackle Island

The little seven months old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hunt, died of erysipelas last Wednesday. Funeral services were held at Beech Church Thursday at 3 PM by Rev. Mr. Collin, of Goodlettsville M. E. Church, assisted by Rev. S. T. Byars. A large concourse of friends and relatives were present.

(Thursday, May 6, 1920)

Westmoreland

Col. Meador of Simpson County, KY, was here last week to attend the burial of his son, Tandy Meador.

(Thursday, May 13, 1920)

Mrs. Rebecca Daughtry

Mrs. Rebecca Lunn Daughtry died Monday, May 10th, at her home on Hickory Street. The deceased was eighty-one years of age and a daughter of the late Nathan Lunn. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Martha Lunn. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Tuesday afternoon by Rev. C. C. McNeill. Burial at Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, May 13, 1920)

Harry S. McKinley

Harry Senter McKinley died at four o'clock Tuesday afternoon, May 11th, at the home of his brother on North Water Street. The deceased was thirty-eight years of age and had resided in this county all his life. He was the son of the late W. J. McKinley and is survived by one brother, Wm. J. McKinley, of Gallatin. Funeral services were conducted from the residence at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by Rev. C. C. McNeill of the Gallatin Presbyterian Church. Burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, May 13, 1920)

William F. Hutchison

The many friends of William F. Hutchison were grieved Tuesday morning, May 4th 1920, when a telegram from Colorado Springs, Col., where he had gone six weeks before, thinking that the change of climate would benefit him, stated that he died at 11:30 AM. William was 21 years of age and was a young man of good morals and an active worker in the church and Sunday School. He professed religion and untied with the Beech C. P. Church when only 12 years of age. He was of a social and cheerful disposition and will be greatly missed by his many loving friends and relatives.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Hutchison, who survive him, also two brothers, Clifford and Irby, three sisters, Mrs. E. H. Carlock, Misses Floy and Elizabeth Hutchison survive. The family have the sympathy of a host of friends in the loss of their handsome, genial son and brother, who was just entering into manhood.

Funeral services were conducted at Beech Church Friday afternoon by his pastor, Rev. S. T. Byers, in the presence of one of the largest assemblages ever gathered at the church.

(Thursday, May 13, 1920)

Charles H. Tompkins

Charles Head Tompkins died at his home on Gray Street Wednesday evening, May 5th. The deceased was about fifty years of age and had resided in this county all his life. For several years he had been in the employment of the railroad. He is survived by his mother and two daughters. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon by Rev. H. L. Olmstead. Burial at Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, May 13, 1920)

Fountain Head

Isaac Watwood, who lived near here, died April 26th. He was about 90 years old.

(Thursday, May 13, 1920)

W. J. Davis

Portland, May 7-W. J. Davis, one of Portland's oldest and most highly respected citizens, died Saturday morning, April 29th. Mr. Davis had lived in Portland all his life and was one of the most industrious men in Sumner County. He is survived by five sons and two daughters. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Ray and Rev. A. H. Huff. (Didn't mention his age.)

(Thursday, May 13, 1920)

Mary Frances Colley

Portland, May 7-Mary Frances Colley died at the home of her brother, Charles Colley, here Friday, April 28th. The deceased was seven years of age and an exceptionally bright child.

(Thursday, May 20, 1920)

A. W. Simmons

Alexander Whitfield Simmons, a highly respected citizen of this county, died Monday, May 17th, at his home on the Scottsville Pike. Mr. Simmons was born in Alabama November 13, 1838, and moved to Tennessee about forty-five years ago. Since that time he has resided in Sumner County. During his active life he was a farmer and a man of generous nature.

He is survived by two grown children, Miss Elizabeth Simmons and Elam Simmons. Burial services were conducted at the residence Tuesday afternoon by Rev. H. L. Olmstead. Funeral was at the family burying ground on the Scottsville Pike.

(Thursday, May 20, 1920)

J. R. Wallace

John Randolph Wallace, for many years a prominent and well known citizen of this county, died at 6 o'clock Saturday evening, May 15th, 1920 at his home in the 9th District. His death followed an illness of several weeks. The deceased was born in the same community in which he died on July 27th, 1849. He was a son of Surveyor Joe Wallace. He married Miss Fannie Elliott who survives him. He is survived, also, by a son, Charles Wallace, and one brother, Mr. J. E. Wallace of the Dobbins Road.

Some years ago, Mr. Wallace became a Socialist and in his latter years the tenets of Socialism were to him both religion and politics. He was an honest man of kindly nature and generous heart who was willing at all times to divide his substance with those in want or distress. His controversies with political opponents often were sharp but through it all he was generous and even tempered in discussion. Many friends mourn his loss.

The burial took place at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Wallace Burying Ground in the 9th District.

(Thursday, May 20, 1920)

Miss Minnie Presley

Hartsville, May 11-Miss Minnie Presley, daughter of Mrs. Fannie Presley, died Friday of last week after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were conducted by Elder W. L. Kannes at Sulphur College in the presence of a large number of friends Saturday. Miss Presley was a member of the Christian Church, a devout Christian and was a young lady of many admirable traits of character, and greatly admired and loved by all who knew her.

(Thursday, May 20, 1920)

R. H. Kerley

R. H. Kerley, one of Macon County's oldest citizens, died at his home near Hartsville Thursday, May 5th, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Kerley was 82 years of age, a member of the Methodist Church and was in every respect a splendid citizen. He was a Confederate Veteran, having served in the Twenty-fourth Tennessee Infantry. He made an enviable record as a soldier. He is survived by his wife. His remains were buried at Pleasant Valley Friday afternoon.

(Thursday, May 20, 1920)

Westmoreland

The town was grievously shocked Saturday afternoon, May 15th, at 3:30 o'clock, when it was learned that Jalma Kinslow, a well known and highly respected citizen, had committed suicide by cutting his throat. Death resulted almost instantly. Mr. Kinslow left letters to his wife and brother, part of the contents not being made known to the public, and in part a most devoted and farewell to his wife. Mr. Kinslow had been a mail carrier for 15 years, being one of the first R. F. D. carriers at this place. He leaves a heart broken wife and aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kinslow of Pleasant Grove, and five brothers, Jimmie Kinslow of Bowling Green, Frank, Jasper, John Lewis and Willie Kinslow, all of this community, and one sister, Mrs. Stephen Myers of Livingston. The deceased was an Odd Fellow and also a Modern Woodman of America. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. D. Hewgley and interment made at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The bereaved family has the sympathy of their many friends.

(Thursday, May 20, 1920)

Westmoreland

Mrs. Barney Troutt died at her home near this place Monday, May 8th. Mrs. Troutt leaves her husband and two small children. The remains were interred at New Hope Cemetery with funeral services conducted by Rev. R. T. Huntsman.

(Thursday, May 20, 1920)

Mrs. Hugh Withers

Mrs. Loutie Withers, wife of Hugh Withers, died Wednesday night, May 12, at their home on the Dobbins Pike after an illness of several months.

The deceased was born in Sumner County July 8, 1895, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hoffman.

Mrs. Withers was a young woman of beautiful character and revealed a true Christian spirit during her long suffering. She had been since early youth a faithful member of the Christian Church. Surviving her besides her husband and small child are her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon by Elder H. L. Olmstead of the Gallatin Church of Christ. Burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, May 20, 1920)

Mrs. Barney Troutt

Mrs. Barney Troutt died at her home in the northern part of the Tenth District near Bethpage Tuesday, May 11th. She was 40 years of age and an excellent Christian woman, having been for several years a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband and five children, also by a host of friends in this county.

(Thursday, May 20, 1920)

Shackle Island

Chas. Johnson went to Lafayette Sunday to attend the funeral of his mother.

(Thursday, May 20, 1920)

Shackle Island

Mr. and Mrs. Avant were called to Gordonsville Saturday by the sudden death of Mr. Avant's brother.

(Thursday, May 27, 1920)

Captain F. P. Dortch

Captain Frank Pelhan Dortch, a well known citizen of Gallatin, died at 8:30 o'clock Saturday evening, May 22, at his residence on East Main Street.

He had been in declining health for some time but only recently had been confined to his room. Mr. Dortch was born in March, 1848, and was reared at Nashville, Tennessee. He was in the Railroad service fro more than forty years, during thirty of which he was conductor on a passenger from Nashville to Birmingham, Ala. He had been retired for several years. He was married to Miss Mollie Reynolds who survives him.

Mr. Dortch was a member of the Gallatin Methodist Church and was a congenial gentleman, well like by all who knew him.

Funeral services were conducted by Dr. D. M. Ausmus of the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, where the remains were carried for burial.

(Thursday, May 27, 1920)

Mrs. J. W. Radley

News has been received here of the death of Mrs. Mary Radley, age 66 at her home in Jeffersonville, Ind., of Catarrhal Bronchitis.

Mrs. Radley formerly resided in Gallatin and made a host of friends here, who will regret to learn of her death. She is survived by her husband, John W. Radley, four daughters and two sons. Her remains were interred at Brandenburg, Ky.

(Thursday, May 27, 1920)

Resolutions On Death Of J.C. Terry

Whereas, the silent Angel of Death has again invaded the sacred retreats of this, our beloved order, and made vacant a seat that can never be filled, as it took from us our highly esteemed and beloved brother, John C. Terry.

Therefore, be it resolved; That the O. E. S. Beech Chapter No. 61, feels keenly the loss that we are sustaining because of this untimely death;

That our Order drop not only tears of sympathy for the heart broken wife and precious boy, for the tender mother and loving sister, but that we also throw our arms of protection and help through the cruel world without him..... (More on this.)

(Thursday, May 27, 1920)

Edith Kerr

The remains of Edith Kerr, the four-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Kerr of Lafollette, who died at Knoxville Monday after an operation, were brought here and interred in the Hartsville Cemetery Tuesday. Edith was a bright and attractive little girl and her death was a great shock to her parents both of whom have the undivided sympathy of many friends here. Hartsville Vidette. 

(Thursday, May 27, 1920)

B. F. Flemming

Benjamin Franklin Flemming, a prominent citizen and retired farmer of near Hendersonville, died at his home Thursday, May 20th. The deceased was born in Ohio August 15th, 1846, and came to Tennessee in his early youth. Since that time he has resided near Hendersonville. Funeral services were conducted Friday morning at the Hendersonville Christian Church of which he was a faithful member. The remains were interred in the church cemetery.

(Thursday, May 27, 1920)

Fountain Head

Mrs. Tom Suttle, who lived near here died May 19th, in the 42nd year of her age and was buried the next the next day at Old Brush Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gus Austin.

(Thursday, May 27, 1920)

A. B. C.

The infant child of Sim Graves was buried at the Rippy Grave Yard Thursday.

 


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