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Obituaries February - March - April, 1918

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(Thursday, February 28, 1918)

Larry W. Walker

The death of Larry W. Walker, a prominent and popular citizen of Gallatin, occurred Tuesday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock at his home on North Water Street. Mr. Walker had been ill for several months and although his death was not unexpected it brought sorrow and regret to many friends throughout this section. He was born at Columbus, Mississippi, January 28, 1855. While yet a youth he came to this county and later married Miss Kate Johnson of the 10th district. He continued to reside in that district for a number of years and while a resident there served several terms as constable. About twelve years ago he removed to Gallatin and at the time of his death was engaged in the grocery business. Mr. Walker was a member of the Christian Church and was a member of the Masons and Knights of Pythias. He is survived by his wife and by five children as follows: David D. Walker and Susie Walker of Gallatin, Mrs. Mildred Baber of Nashville, Robert J. Walker of Pensacola, Florida, and Mrs. Harry Elliott of Guthrie, Oklahoma. Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon by Rev. H. L. Olmstead. The burial was at the Gallatin Cemetery with services conducted by members of the Masonic Order.

(Thursday, February 28, 1918)

Joseph M. McGlothlin

Mr. Joseph M. McGlothlin answers the final summons and goes to his reward. News of the sudden death of Mr. Joseph M. McGlothlin, which occurred about noon Sunday, Feb. 17, at the home of his son, Mr. E. L. McGlothlin, was quite a shock to the family and the community, as he was apparently in his usual good health, and were unaware of it until apprised of the end. Mr. McGlothlin was a man of deep conviction and a high sense of honor, strictly adhering to his own affairs, and his passing will be regretted by all who knew him. He is survived by one brother, Mr. W. T. McGlothlin of this place and two sons, Mr. E. L. McGlothlin, with whom he made his home, and Mr. W. S. McGlothlin of Berkley, Cal. His brother, Mr. J. K. P. McGlothlin, preceeded him to the grave by only ten days. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church by Rev. W. L. Karnes, and the body laid to rest in the City Cemetery. Portland Herald.

(Thursday, February 28, 1918)

William Marshall

Dies Suddenly

Mr. William Marshall, who lived two and a half miles south of here, died suddenly while on his way home from Fountain Head Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 20, aged 86 years. Mr. Marshall was born in the eastern part of this state and later removed to Nebraska, to which place his remains will be shipped for interment. Portland Herald.

(Thursday, March 7, 1918)

Death Claims G. D. Read

Pioneer Citizen Passes Away At Early Hour Sunday Morning

Guilford Dudley Read, a pioneer citizen of Gallatin and one of the most prominent and highly esteemed residents of this section, died at 5 o'clock Sunday morning at his home on Franklin Street. He had been seriously ill for a week, his death resulted from the infirmities of old age. Mr. Read was born in Nashville February 18th, 1840. About 1850 he removed with his parents to Gallatin and resided here continually until his death. In early life he married Miss Susan Dalton, of Hartsville, who died in 1910. In the prime of his life and in fact until a few years ago Mr. Read was proprietor of the Gallatin Machine Shop and as a foundryman and machinist was one of the most skilled workmen in all this section of the state. A few years ago he retired from business and since that time had lived quietly at his home on Franklin Street. He is survived by one brother, Opie Read, the well-known author and lecturer. Mr. Read was a member of the Presbyterian faith and for many years was a deacon in the Gallatin Church. He was a member also of the Knights of Pythias. He was a man of strong character and positive convictions but of genial and kindly disposition who numbered his friends by the hundreds. Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 10 o'clock a. m. Monday by Dr. A. R. Shaw, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. The burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, March 7, 1918)

Mrs. Julia A. Holmes

Mrs. Julia A. Holmes wife of the late Mr. R. Y. Holmes, died at an early hour Sunday morning at her home on the Douglas Pike. She was 76 years old and her death was due to the infirmities of age. Mrs. Holmes was a daughter of the late Thomas Durham, a pioneer citizen of Sumner County and one of seven brothers who fought with General Andrew Jackson at New Orleans. !) She was twice married, her first husband being Col. Al Roark, an officer of the Federal Army who died at Nashville from a wound received at the battle of Fishing Creek. Her second husband was R. Y. Holmes, a prominent and popular citizen and farmer of near Gallatin, who died last fall. Surviving her are two sons, James Roark of Arkansas, and H. L. Holmes of Gallatin. She was a life-long member of the Methodist Church. Services were held at her residence Monday at 10 o'clock and the remains taken to Mt. Vernon for interment.

(Thursday, March 7, 1918)

Olo Smith Killed In Railroad Accident

Olo Smith, aged 23, a son of Constable Thomas Smith of Cotton Town, Sumner County, was killed Saturday near Empire, Ky. Mr. Smith was a brakeman on the Louisville & Nashville railroad and met his death either by being knocked from the train or accidentally falling between the cars. His dead body was found on the track by a second section train crew. The remains were brought to his former home at Cotton Town, and services were held at the Gallatin Christian Church Sunday at noon conducted by Rev. H. L. Olmstead. Burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery in charge of the Woodmen of the World of which order the deceased was a member.

(Thursday, March 7, 1918)

In Memoriam

In the quiet hour of early morning, Saturday February 23rd, W. C. Maggart of Westmoreland bade good bye to his friends and loved ones and closed his eyes on earth and earthly things to awaken a land where pain and sorrow are not known and where crepe is never seen on the door, for death cannot enter therein. His death was not unexpected but was the result of that dread disease, tuberculosis. He had been in declining health for several years, and since the early winter months in a very critical condition. A short while before his death he called those in the room with him to his bedside and calling each by their name, bade them good-bye and exhorted them to meet him in the Great Beyond. He then ask for a song and prayer, and as the little band of faithful ones lifted their sorrowin voices in that most beautiful of old hymns. "Nearer My God to Thee," he too, raised his feeble voice and joined in the song. Soon after this his spirit took its flight to the land of Eternal Morning. Mr. Maggart was 34 years of age. He was a member of the Christian Church; a member of the Junior Order U. A. M., and also a member of I. O. O. F. He was faithful to his friends and kind and affectionate to those of his own household. The sympathy of many hearts goes out to the one so faithfully performed the duties of wife and nurse, and who now spends so many hours of her early widowhood in sorrowful memory. To the aged father and mother and three younger brothers who survive we would extend a hand of sympathy and say: "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." A Friend.

(Thursday, March 14, 1918)

Rev. J. W. M'Queen

Passes To Beyond

The Rev. John W. McQueen passed away at his home at 1520 Holly Street, Nashville, Saturday morning at 3:50 o'clock in the 43rd year of his age. He has been in falling health for two years. Mr. McQueen was a minister in the Missionary Baptist Church and came to Nashville from Bowling Green, Ky., about two years ago. He spent twelve years of his ministry serving churches in Kentucky. Since coming to Nashville he has done such pastoral and other church work as his health permitted. He was a native of Sumner County, and was a member at the time of his health of the Immanual Baptist Church in Nashville. He is survived by his wife and his mother, Mrs. S. E. Drake, of Dozier, Tenn.; two children, Miss Mary Elizabeth and Paul McQueen; two sisters, Miss Mattie McQueen of Nashville and Mrs. H. M. Senter of Gallatin and one brother, A. McQueen of Dozier.

(Thursday, March 14, 1918)

Mrs. W. B. Gregory

Mrs. Lillian Bertha Gregory, wife of W. B. Gregory, died at 5 o'clock Tuesday evening at their home on Lock Four Road. The deceased was 29 years of age and is survived by her husband and five children. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henan Fry. The burial took place yesterday afternoon at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, March 14, 1918)


Mrs. Bonnie Caldwell, wife of A. S. Caldwell, who had been at St. Thomas Hospital for the past two weeks, died Sunday night, March 3rd. Her remains were brought to Westmoreland on the afternoon train Monday and conveyed to Old New Hope where funeral services were conducted by E. D. Stinson after which interment was made in the New Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Caldwell's death was not unexpected as she had been in a serious condition for more than a year, during which period her suffering was so intense that, though she was a young woman of only twenty-five years, death came as an angel of mercy, offering her the only relief possible. Besides her husband, A. S. Caldwell, she is survived by two brothers, Walter and Warner Sadler, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Jones and Mrs. Luella Smith. She has a number of relatives and friends in Westmoreland who were faithful to her in her long hours of suffering.

(Thursday, March 21, 1918)

Mrs. Sallie Franklin

Mrs. Sallie Franklin an aged lady of the 4th district, died Wednesday, March 13th, at the home of her son, B. J. Franklin near Number One. The deceased was 95 years of age and was a native of Smith County. Her husband died 35 years ago and since that time she had made her home with her son. She was a faithful member of the Baptist Church and a woman of kindly disposition and generous and noble impulses. The burial took place Thursday at the family burying ground in Smith County. Harris & North, Undertakers of Gallatin, were in charge of the funeral arrangements.

(Thursday, March 21, 1918)

Mrs. Montgomery Dugger

Mrs. Kate Dugger, wife of Montgomery Dugger, formerly of Gallatin but now of Chico, California, died Sunday night at the home of T.W. Caldwell following a short illness from pneumonia. She was 52 years old and before her marriage was Miss Kate Bond. She is survived by her husband and a son, Charley Dugger, also now living in California. Mr. Dugger was notified of his wife's death and is now on his way here from his home in California. Funeral arrangements will not be announced until his arrival. Mrs. Dugger had been visiting relatives here for several months.

(Thursday, March 21, 1918)

Dr. G. W. Foster

Dies at Stevenson

Dr. G. W. Foster, father of Mrs. Harvey L. McGlothlin of Gallatin, died at his home at Stevenson, Alabama, Monday night, March 11th, in the 62 year of his age. Dr. Foster was a native of Alabama. He graduated from the medical department of Vanderbilt University in 1882, since which time he has practiced medicine at Stevenson practically all the time. He was local surgeon for the Southern and Nashville, Chattanooga & St Louis Railroads, a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. His funeral and burial took place at Stevenson Tuesday of last week, on which day the school and business houses of the town closed as a tribute of respect. In addition to Mrs. McGlothlin he is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. H. C. Ray and Miss Janie Foster of Stevenson, and two sons, John G. Foster of the 6th United States Infantry, and Hugh Foster, a student in Hawkins School. His wife died in 1914.

(Thursday, March 21, 1918)

Mrs. J. M. Redmond

Mrs. Emma Brazzell Redmond, wife of J. M. Redmond of Red River Road, died suddenly Saturday night at the home of her brother-in-law, Andrew J. ??? near the Dobbins Pike. ? death resulted from heart ??? The deceased was 48 years of age and was a member ? Christian Church. The ? was at Bush's Chapel ?? p. m. Tuesday. *(Parts cut from paper.)

(Thursday, March 28, 1918)

Nathan D. Bullock

Nathan D. Bullock died Thursday, March 21st, at his home on West Main Street. His death resulted from pneumonia from which he had been ill for only a few days. Mr. Bullock was 67 years of age. He was born in Kentucky but had been a citizen of Tennessee for many years. His wife, who survives him, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Colby Chenault of the Dobbins Road. The deceased was a faithful member of the Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the family residence. The funeral followed at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, March 28, 1918)

Dr. R. O. Barry

News has reached Gallatin of the death of Dr. R. O. Barry, a prominent physician and highly esteemed citizen of White House. His death resulted from pneumonia at infirmary in Nashville. He is survived by his wife who before her marriage was Miss Nola Griffin, daughter of the late Mr. Marion Griffin of Cotton Town.

(Thursday, March 28, 1918)

Miss Laura Thomasson

Miss Annie Laura Thomasson died at 7 o'clock a. m. Tuesday at her home on the Red River Road. Her death resulted from pneumonia. Miss Thomasson was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Thomasson and was born at Hartsville, November 20, 1870. She come to Sumner County with her parents several years ago. She was a faithful member of the Baptist Church and a lady of beautiful Christian Character. Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 11 a. m. yesterday by Rev. M. B. Smith, pastor of the Gallatin Baptist Church. The burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, March 28, 1918)

Mrs. Henry Orman

Mrs. Annie Roberts Orman, wife of Mr. Henry Orman, City Recorder of Gallatin, died at 1 o'clock a. m. yesterday at their home on West Main Street. Mrs. Orman had been seriously ill for several months and her death was not unexpected, but came as a great sorrow to the many friends of the deceased and her family. She was born April 17, 1862 at Greensboro, Alabama, and while yet a child removed to Selma. Before her marriage to Mr. Orman, which occurred on December 19, 1883, she was Miss Annie Boykin Roberts. They have resided in Gallatin for 21 years. Mrs. Orman was a devout member of the Baptist Church and was a woman of kindly disposition and beautiful Christian character. Before ill health overtook her several years ago she was active in the church life and social affairs of the community and was deservedly popular with a wide circle of friends. She is survived by her husband and by two children, as follows: Mrs. C. Y. House and Henry Orman Jr., both of Atlanta. Funeral services will be conducted at the residence at 10 o'clock a. m. today by Rev. Wilson Woodcock assisted by Rev. M. B. Smith. Burial at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, March 28, 1918)

William Mitchell

William Mitchell died Friday, March 22nd, at his home near Whitehouse, following a short illness. The deceased was 36 years of age and was by occupation a farmer. His wife was formerly Miss Edna Frakes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Frakes of Sunny Side. He is survived by his wife and five children. The burial occurred at the Frakes burying ground at 2 o'clock p. m. Sunday.

(Thursday, March 28, 1918)

John A. Mitchener

The death of John A. Mitchener, formerly of Castalian Springs this county, occurred in Nashville Thursday, March 21. He removed to Nashville several years ago. Mr. Mitchener is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Dave Wilkes, Mrs. T. S. Payne, Miss Alice and John Edward Mitchener of Nashville; Mrs. J. V. Beasley of Atlanta, Mrs. G. W. Jarrett of Chattanooga and Hardy A. Mitchener of New York. Following Funeral services at the family residence in Nashville Sunday the remains were brougth to Castalian Springs. The interment took place at the Anglea burying ground.

(Thursday, April 4, 1918)

T. J. Lawrence

T. J. Lawrence, an esteemed citizen of Hendersonville, died in this city at the home of C. E. Powell, on Depot Avenue, Sunday afternoon. The deceased was 79 years old and had been twice married. His first marriage was to Miss Katherine Brizendine, and his second marriage was to Mrs. Cynthia Hoy, who survives him. Mr. Lawrence was a member of the Methodist Church, a Confederate soldier and a member of Donelson Bivouac. Funeral services were conducted at the Powell residence Monday at 11 a. m.

(Thursday, April 11, 1918)

Mrs. Fannie C. Neal

Mrs. Fannie C. Neal, aged 81, died at her home near Liberty, Sumner County, Thursday evening. Mrs. Neal spent her girlhood days near Macon, Ga., and was educated at Wesleyan College, that city, and became a woman of fine literary attainments. She removed to Sumner County fifty years ago. She was a woman of splendid Christian character, having been a consistent member of the Methodist Church for forty years. She was twice married, her first husband being a Mr. Houser. Her second husband was L. C. Neal, a well-known citizen of Sumner County, who preceeded her to the grave about two years ago. She is survived by two children, Charles Neal and Miss Nannie Lou Neal, both of Sumner County. Funeral services were conducted at the home and interment was held at the Gallatin Cemetery Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

(Thursday, April 11, 1918)

Colby B. Chenault

Colby B. Chenault, Sr., one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of Sumner County, died at his home, one mile north of Gallatin, on the Dobbins Pike Thursday evening. He was in his eighty-seventh year. He was the father on nine children, eight of whom, together with his wife, survive him, as follows: James M. Chenault, Mrs. N. D. Bullock, F. Chenault, Miss Sallie Chenault of Gallatin and Sumner County, J. A. Chenault of Portland, Tenn., Colby B. Chenault of Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Robert A. Trawick of Portland, Tenn., and John W. Chenault of Lexington, Ky. Mr. Chenault was one of the bravest Confederate soldiers, having served in Morgan's command, and was engaged in many great battles of the Civil War. He was conspicuous for his bravery at Shiloh. He was a native of Sumner County and a member of one of the best-known families in this section of the state. Funeral services were conducted from the residence at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon.

(Thursday, April 11, 1918)

James A. Frakes

James A. Frakes died Monday at his home on the Liberty Road after a short illness. Mr. Frakes was a member of a prominent Sumner County family and a most excellent citizen. He was a man of gentle bearing, but of firm convictions of right and was known as a good neighbor, a true friend, a faithful and devoted husband and father. Mr. Frakes was in his 57th year at the time of his death and leaves besides his widow, four sons, one daughter and numerous other relatives. He had been since childhood a member of the Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Tuesday morning by Rev. H. L. Olmstead followed by interment at Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, April 11, 1918)

Mrs. Mattie Campbell

Mrs. Mattie Campbell died at her home on Dry Fork at noon Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday) at 10 o'clock. More extended notice next week.

(Thursday, April 11, 1918)

Mrs. Paul P. Davis

Mrs. Levie Mae Graves Davis, wife of Paul P. Davis, died of tuberculosis Thursday, April 4th at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Graves, at Sugar Grove. She was born August 21, 1894, and was married to Mr. Davis September 15, 1916. She professed faith in Christ at an early age and joined the M. E. Church and lived a consistent Christian life. The interment was at Fairfield Friday, April 5th, with funeral services conducted by her pastor, Rev. G. D. McReynolds, assisted by Revs. J. T. Rippy and A. J. Pearson.

(Thursday, April 11, 1918)

Memorial Service For Sumner's First

A memorial service will be held at Salem Church on the Douglass Pike Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock for James A. Parker, the first Sumner County boy to die in France. Go and show your appreciation for the life and service of this noble young man.

(Thursday, April 11, 1918)

Stanford Ewing Guthrie

The many friends of Ewing Stanford Guthrie, formerly of the Shackle Island community, but for the past fifteen years having resided in and near Adams, Robertson County, were shocked to learn of his death at his home in Adams Sunday morning, April 7, 1918, after an illness of two weeks. The deceased was born February 3, 1875, and was the youngest son of the late Esq. John M. and Theresa Hogan Guthrie. He was happily married to Miss Alice Mary Head, of Adams, November 26, 1912, by whom he is survived. He is survived by one brother, Alex Lloyd Guthrie of Guthrie, Ky., and two sisters, Mrs. Allen M. Dorris of Hendersonville, Route 1, and Mrs. Outher Bradbury of Clarksville. The deceased professed religion and united with Beech C. P. Church when sixteen years of age. Funeral services were very impressively conducted by Rev. Smotherman of the Clarksville M. E. Church at the Baptist Church at Adams, Monday, 8th in the presence of a large assemblage of relatives and friends. His sweet and loving wife has the sympathy of her unlimited number of friends in this sad bereavement.

(Thursday, April 25, 1918)

Mrs. J. E. Strother

Mrs. J. E. Strother, aged 72 years, died Sunday, April 21st, at her home at Cotton Town. She is survived by her husband and eight children. Mrs. Strother was a devout Christian lady and had been for fifty years a faithful member of the Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the family residence by Rev. H. L. Olmstead. The burial was at the Mitchell burying ground.

(Thursday, April 25, 1918)

Card of Thanks

For the many kind deeds and the sympathy shown us by our many friends in our bereavement caused by the illness and death of our wife, daughter and sister, Omadell Carter Williams, we wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation. Pat Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carter.

(Thursday, April 25, 1918)

Mrs. Mary Shaw Robeson

Dr. A. R. Shaw, acting pastor of the Gallatin Presbyterian Church, has received news of the death of his eldest sister, Mrs. Mary Shaw Robeson, which occurred at Greensboro, North Carolina, on April 19th. The deceased was a native of North Carolina and a devout member of the Presbyterian Church. She is survived by five children, two brothers, Judge J. T. Shaw of the Superior Court of North Carolina and Dr. A. R. Shaw of Gallatin, and four sisters, Miss Sarah Shaw of Davidson, Mrs. J. W. Phillips of Manley, Mrs. R. N. Page of Biscoe and Miss Cornelia Shaw of Davidson.

(Thursday, April 25, 1918)

Mrs. Harry Dunn

Mrs. Nannie Franklin Hughes Dunn, wife of Lieut. Harry S. Dunn, died Saturday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ernest Appleby, in Nashville. Funeral services were conducted Sunday by Dr. J. H. McNeilly, pastor of the Hendersonville Presbyterian Church of which the deceased was a member. Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery and the following served as pallbearers: John Lee, William Franklin, Dr. Allen Grizzard, Jr., T. O. Morris, Allen Cornelius and Charles Cornelius. She is survived by her husband, her father, two brothers, Jack and Bruce Hughes of Hendersonville; two sisters, Mrs. Appleby and Mrs. James Fahey, both of Nashville, and her grandmother, Mrs. Hughes, now of Hendersonville.



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