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Obituaries August, 1905

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Source:
Gallatin Sumner County News (Miscellaneous)  
Microfilm Roll #501 - Date: 1906 - 1911 (1905 was on this roll.)

(Saturday, August 5, 1905)

Just Boiled Down

Stray Bits of County News And Gossip Caught On The Fly And Nailed Down For "News" Readers.

A small child of Rupert Hodges, of near Sulphura, died this week.

Richard R. Smith died Friday night, July 21, near Station Camp, aged 29 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

(Saturday, August 5, 1905)

Death of Mrs. H. E. Truex.

News has been received here of the death in Missouri of Mrs. H. E. Truex, wife of the former pastor of the Gallatin Baptist Church. Mrs. Truex was a native of Wilson County, her maiden name being Hamilton. She is survived by her husband and four children.

(Saturday, August 5, 1905)

Mrs. Mag Reese Dead.

Mrs. Mag Reese, a well known and respected lady of the Sideview Community, die Monday afternoon from peritonitis. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Shiloh Church by Rev. John B. Jordon. The interment was in the family burying ground. The deceased, whose maiden name was Ellis, was born and raised in Sumner County and was in her fifty-ninth year at the time of her death. She was the widow of Dr. Homer Reese, whose death occurred about twenty-five years ago. She is survived by three children, they being Dr. Homer Reese, Rufus Reese and Mrs. W. G. Senter, all of this county. Mrs. Reese had for a long time been a faithful member of the Methodist Church at Bethpage, and her daily walk was in keeping with her religious professions. She enjoyed the warm friendship of all he acquaintances and will be greatly missed in the community in which she had so long resided.

(Saturday, August 12, 1905)

Little Locals.

Mrs. Maria E. Hixon died at her home in Chattanooga last Friday after an illness of several weeks. The interment was in Chattanooga Sunday. The deceased, who was a sister of S. W. Love, of Gallatin, formerly resided here and was well known to many of our citizens.

(Saturday, August 12, 1905)

J. Y. Robb.

An Old  and Respected Citizen Passes Away.

J. Y. Robb, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of the county, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home on South Water Street. Mr. Robb had been in declining health for several years past and his death, though a shock to his family and friends, was not altogether unexpected. The deceased was in his 73rd year and was born and reared in Sumner County. For many years he was Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court at Gallatin under the administration of Chancellor Geo. E. Seay. As clerk Mr. Robb served with efficiency and his office record was a clean one, as can be attested to by all who had business coming through his hands. Prior to his appointment as clerk Mr. Robb was engaged in farming, at which he was quite successful. Some twelve of fifteen years ago he retired from business life altogether. Mr. Robb had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for many years and was a devout Christian. He was a man of tender heart and warm impulses, kind and gentle in his nature and a friend to everybody. He was devoted to his family, who in turn loved and revered him to the fullest degree. His wife, who was Miss Clara Lauderdale, and the following children survive him: Dr. C. W. Robb, Wm. L. Robb, Mrs. Bessie Holder and Mrs. Nella Gilbert. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. R. M. DuBose. The interment was at Gallatin Cemetery.

(Saturday, August 19, 1905)

Just Boiled Down

Stray Bits of County News And Gossip Caught On The Fly And Nailed Down For "News" Readers.

Mrs. L. L. Simmons, 32 years of age and a prominent woman of Macon County, is dead at Lafayette.

The remains of the infant child of J. W. Cook, of Bowling Green, were interred at Fountain Head Wednesday.

(Saturday, August 19, 1905)

Death at South Tunnel.

Mrs. Fred Vernon, wife of the well-known former member of the County Court from the fourteenth district, died at South Tunnel at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. She had been an invalid for several years and her death was due to a complication of diseases. She was about fifty years of age and had been a resident of this county about twenty years. The interment took place yesterday afternoon at the Croy Burying Ground.

(Saturday, August 19, 1905)

Will McGee.

Popular Man Succumbs to Malignant Type of Typhoid.

Will H. McGee died at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his home on Railroad Avenue after  a short illness of typhoid fever. The disease was of a most malignant type and from the outset it was apparent that his recovery was hardly probable. The deceased was 34 years old and married and is survived by his wife and one child, a boy about three years old. He was born and raised in this county and until two years ago resided on the Dobbins Pike and was engaged in farming. For about a year he had been in the employee of the L. & N. R. R. as carpenter. He was popular with the men with whom he was employed and stood high with all his acquaintances. He was a member of the P. P. P. and I. O. O. F. fraternal orders and was deeply interested and active in local lodge work, and the lodges of which he was a member showed their appreciation of him by turning out in full force to attend the interment. The bereaved wife and Mesdames Will McKinley and F. N. Griffin, sisters of the deceased, have the sympathy and condolence of their friends in their great sorrow, which is made more intense by the taking off of their husband and brother while in the prime of life. The interment in Gallatin Cemetery was largely attended by friends of the deceased, and numerous floral offerings attested the esteem in which he was held by his friends.

(Saturday, August 19, 1905)

Portland.

J. E. Kerley and wife attended the funeral of J. W. Hammond at Franklin Saturday.

(Saturday, August 26, 1905)

Death at A. B. C.

Mrs. Katherine C. Maggart died at A. B. C. Tuesday and was buried the following day in the family burying ground. She was 80 years of age and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Tennie Rippy, of Oden, Ills., who was with her at the time of her death. The deceased had been a member of the Methodist Church for a long number of years.

(Saturday, August 26, 1905)

Mrs. M. F. Rippy.

Mrs. M. F. Rippy an aged and respected woman living near Bethpage, died Friday afternoon of last week. She was 73 years of age, a native Sumner Countian and a member of the Presbyterian Church.

(Saturday, August 26, 1905)

"Willie" Frakes Passes Away After A Very Brief Illness.

Hundred of hearts were made sad early Sunday morning by the news from Dry Fork that "Willie" Frakes had passed away during the night. Not a dozen people in Gallatin knew the popular ballplayer was sick, and the news of his death was a distinct shock, and especially to those who had seen him in the game Friday afternoon.  *(Long article.) William E. Frakes was 23 years of age and a son of W. V. Frakes. The parents and young wife of this popular young man do not sorrow alone in his death, and to them goes out the sympathy of all their friends and the friends of the dead son and husband.

(Saturday, August 26, 1905)

Killing in Macon County.

Near Echo, in Macon County, Alfred Jones was killed by Herschell Duncan, the latter using a knife and cutting Jones nine times. Jones is reported to have died an hour after the cutting. The particulars cannot be learned, but from the meager information reaching Hartsville and sent out from that place by newspaper correspondents it seems that had feeling had existed between the two men for some time, the origin being a dispute about some chickens. Both men were well-known residents of the Echo section.

(Saturday, August 26, 1905)

Mrs. V. A. Walden.

Mrs. V. A. Walden of the Anglea community of the Twelfth District, passed away Thursday after a long illness from consumption. She is survived by her husband, Dr. V. A. Walden, and two children. The deceased was 28 years of age and a daughter of Fayette Gray. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Church.

  


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