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Obituaries December, 1905

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

(Saturday, December 2, 1905)

J. K. Dodd.

Former Sheriff and Ex-Confederate Passes Away.

J. K. "Tobe" Dodd passed away Thursday night at his home on the Dobbins Pike after a long illness, his death being due to a general break down and softening of the brain. His remains will be interred today near Hartsville. Mr. Dodd was about sixty-five years old. He was a Confederate soldier, being a lieutenant in Company D., Second Tennessee Cavalry. After the war he was three times elected sheriff of Sumner County, and even to this day it is often claimed that he made the best sheriff the county has ever had. Mr. Dodd was a man well liked by his acquaintances, and in the neighborhood where he had spent so many years of his life no man stood higher or enjoyed the confidence of the people to a greater extent. All of the old soldiers were especially fond of him, and many of them will shed a sympathizing tear when they read of his death. Mr. Dodd is survived by two daughters.

(Saturday, December 2, 1905)

Mrs. S. N. Dickenson.

Mrs. Susie Nell Dickenson, widow of the late Abner Dickenson and mother of E. P. Dickenson, the candidate for Trustee, died Thursday night at Bledsoe Station, where she was visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Whiteside. Her remains were taken to Castalian Springs yesterday and interred. Mrs. Dickenson was eighty years of age and for more than fifty years had been a member of the Methodist Church. Since the death of her husband she had made her home principally with her son. She was a woman highly respected and esteemed by her acquaintances, and her death removes from the Castalian Springs community one of its best and most lovable women.

(Saturday, December 2, 1905)

Death of a Child.

Thomas Edward Bradley Chenault, infant son of Mr. Chas. C. Chenault of the Castalian Springs community, died Thursday morning from membraneous croup, having been sick but a very short time. The interment was in Gallatin Cemetery yesterday. The parents have the sympathy of their friends in their bereavement.

(Saturday, December 2, 1905)

Death of Little Child.

The six months old daughter of George Edwards and wife, who live on the Woods Ferry Pike, died Tuesday night after having been sick but a very short time from croup. The remains were interred in the Gallatin Cemetery Wednesday, many sympathizing friends of the bereaved parents attending the burial.

(Saturday, December 2, 1905)

Worsham News.

Mrs. Harriett Ketring, a good Christian lady, died at her home last Friday night and was buried at the Beech burying ground the Sunday following, there being a large concourse of friends and relatives present.

(Saturday, December 2, 1905)

A Good Woman Gone.

Mrs. Jane Malone Odom Dies Last Saturday Night - Was of Prominent Family and Well Liked.

Mrs. Jane Malone Odom, wife of Capt. J. T. E. Odom, died at the residence of Mrs. Sallie Rutledge in this city at 7 o'clock Saturday night. Her death resulted from heart trouble, with which she had suffered more or less for some time and very greatly the past month. Mrs. Odom was born in this county December 29, 1836. She was a daughter of Wesley Malone, a prominent representative of a prominent family in the early history of Sumner County. In October, 1854, she was married to Joe T. E. Odom, who survives her, as also her sister, Miss Corine Malone. Mrs. Odom was a woman of splendid intellect and culture, and her love for children and flowers and generous benevolence were traits so pronounced as to indicate amiable and true womanhood. She was in all respects a lovable woman. Mrs. Odom was a member of the Episcopal Church, having been confirmed at Aberdeen, Miss., in 1863, while a refugee from Gallatin, then under Gen. Payne's military rule. Her remains were removed from the Rutledge residence to the home of her cousin, Col. J. B. Malone, where the Episcopal service was conducted by Rev. Mercer Logan of St. Ann's Church, Nashville. The interment was in Gallatin Cemetery Sunday afternoon.

(Saturday, December 2, 1905)


The funeral of Mrs. Mullens will be preached at the M. E. Church tomorrow at 11 a.m.

(Saturday, December 9, 1905)

J. G. Schamberger Dead.

Well Known and Highly Esteemed Citizen.

Mr. J. G. Schamberger, father of W. G. Schamberger and Mrs. Winchester Wynne, died at 12:05 o'clock last Saturday afternoon and was buried in Gallatin Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church by Rev. R. M. Dubose and Rev. J. J. Stowe and after the church services Howard Lodge, I. O. O. F., took charge of the remains and conducted the interment. Mr. Schamberger was a native of Coburg, Saxony, where he was born seventy-two years ago. At the age of eighteen he came to the United States, locating in Indiana, where he was married. He removed to Sumner County in 1872, engaging in farming. For several years prior to his death he had been in the coal business in this city. Mr. Schamberger was a man of the highest integrity. He was a genial, warm hearted man and made himself liked by all classes of people. He had since a boy of fourteen years, been a church member, first uniting with the Lutherans and, after coming in this country, joining the Methodist Church. He was a man who endeavored to do good unto all men, and in his quiet, unassuming and modest way did many noble and charitable acts.

* (This ends the month of December, 1905.)

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