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Obituaries December, 1910

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(Thursday, December 8, 1910)

Judge Beard Dies Suddenly

Aged Jurist Dropped Dead at Hermitage Hotel in Nashville Wednesday

As we go to press news reaches us of the sudden death of Judge W. D. Beard of the State Supreme Court which occurred at the Hermitage hotel in Nashville yesterday. He was son of Dr. Richard Beard who was born and reared at the old homestead near Dry Fork in the tenth district of this county. His death was due to heart failure.

(Thursday, December 8, 1910)

Will H. Bowles

Will H. Bowles was born near Riddleton, Smith County, Tenn., in 1874, died at his home near Gallatin last Sunday morning at 7 o'clock. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church in Gallatin Monday afternoon by Bro. Grant of Nashville. Mr. Bowles was married to Miss Kate Ballow in 1895. He leaves a widow and five children, also a sister, Miss Ellen Bowles. He was a resigned patient sufferer for eight weeks. He was a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Bowles life was a splendid example of Christian manhood. He was a loving devoted husband, kind, indulgent father, true and loyal friend, and neighbor. In losing him the community sustains a personal loss; as well as his family. To Mrs. Bowles and family and Miss Ellen Bowls the community wishes to extend its most heartfelt sympathy during this hour of their sad bereavement.

(Thursday, December 8, 1910)

Youth Of Sumner Co. Fatally Shot

Dead Body of Henry Herrell 16 Years Old, Is Found Near Buck Lodge

News reached here Thursday of the finding of the dead body of Henry Herrell, the 16 year-old son of Bud Herrell, a short distance from his father's house, near Buck Lodge, yesterday afternoon. The young man, taking his gun, left home soon after dinner, saying he was going hunting. That was the last time he was seen alive. As he did not return at sundown, his family thought perhaps he had gone some distance from home in quest of game, but would return later. Darkness drew on and still he did not put his appearance. A search was then instituted for the young man and, to the horror of his father, his lifeless body was found a short distance from home with a bullet hole in his head and his rifle lying beside him. There being no eye-witnesses to the affair, it is not known how the young man met his death, but the theory is that the gun was accidentally discharged. Mr. Herrell is a highly esteemed farmer and the untimely death of his son, who was a promising and popular young man, has cast a gloom not only over his family but the community in which he lived.

(Thursday, December 15, 1910)

Died at Bakers Station

Miss Annie Patton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Patton, died at the home of

her parents at Bakers Station last Friday. She was 24 years old and her death was due to tuberculosis from which she had been ill for several years. She was a member of the Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The burial took place at the Beech Cemetery last Saturday.

(Thursday, December 15, 1910)

Died in Texas

A telegram was received by relatives here Friday announcing the death of I. N. Guthrie at his home in Hillsboro, Texas, on Thursday, the 8th. He was 73 years of age and the second son of the late I. N. Guthrie of Gallatin. He was reared to manhood in this county and at the outbreak of the Civil War joined the 30th Tennessee Regiment, C. S. A. and served with distinction until the final surrender. He removed to Texas about twenty years ago.

(Thursday, December 15, 1910)

Mrs. Mag Patton

Mrs. Margaret Patton, wife of S. D. Patton, died at her home near Bakers Station, Tuesday, Dec. 13. She was buried at the Beech Cemetery beside her daughter who had preceded her to the grave just four days. Funeral services were conducted at Goodlettsville C. P. Church by the pastor, Bro. Lovett.

(Thursday, December 15, 1910)

Mrs. Lizzie Charlton

The following obituary of Mrs. Lizzie Charlton, widow of Capt. Lycurgus Charlton, formerly of this county, is quoted from the Chronicle of Edgefield, South Carolina, of recent date. Capt. Charlton was a first cousin of Hon. Jas. W. Blackmore of Gallatin and his family were among the pioneer settlers of this county: Again the ranks are broken, and another of Edgefield's old and polished daughters has passed from among us. Mrs. Lizzie Dozier Charlton, one of the landmarks, is gone. She died on Monday, the 5th of December, at the ripe old age of 73 years. She was one of the old time Southern ladies, whom God blessed with the good things of this life, and she lived and died a true, honest, Christian woman. None live so easily, so pleasantly, as those that live by faith, and her faith in her Maker was strong and true. To her friends she was as constant as the stars. And she followed the command strictly: "Owo no man anything but to love him." She had been a faithful and devoted wife, and lived a worshipper of her husband's memory, who was a brave soldier, and a polished gentleman. She had been mother and friend to her brother's and sister's children, and they all had been in turn faithful, loving and respectful to her. She was a woman of remarkable intellect, and passed most of her time in reading in her old age. Edgefield is almost bereft of all her former citizens; all of the families that settled the town have gone. We can name only a few persons who live among us still enjoying God's blessings.



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