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Obituaries February, 1909

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Source:
Gallatin Sumner County News (MISC.)
Microfilm Roll #501 - Date: 1905 - 1911

(Thursday, February 4, 1909)

 A sad death this week was that of Sarah Dorothy Craig, age two years, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Craig which occurred Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock. She had been sick but two days and her death which was entirely unexpected, came as a great shock to the parents and a large number of relatives and friends with whom she was a special favorite. The burial took place at the Gallatin Cemetery yesterday morning at two o'clock. Funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rev. Isaac C. Hoskins of the Christian Church.

  

(Thursday, February 4, 1909)

Dies Near Mitchellville

Mr. J. J. Edwards died at his home three miles from Mitchellville at 8 am last Saturday, aged 82 years. He was highly esteemed as a citizen of that community and had been for a number of years a member of the Christian Church. His wife died about two months ago and they leave no children. The burial took place Sunday at 2 pm at the old Edwards Burying Ground near Mitchellville.

  

(Thursday, February 4, 1909)

Frozen to Death

An old negro woman by the name of Simmons who had been demented for some time was found frozen to death not far from her home near Bethpage last Saturday. She was being kept under surveillance, but about dark Friday evening made her escape. The alarm was given at once and an all night search instituted by the people of the neighborhood, but no trace of her could be found. Her body was discovered Saturday afternoon a short distance from Bethpage. She was thinly clad and as the weather was bitter cold it is quite probable that she was dead within a few hours after making her escape. The thermometer was down almost to zero and it is hardly probable that those who were better clothed could long have survived the storm of such a night.

 

(Thursday, February 4, 1909)

New Bethel.

Mrs. Laura Benard who has been confined to her bed for almost three years died recently. She was greatly beloved by all who knew her. She leaves a little girl eleven years old and a husband to mourn her death.

 

(Thursday, February 4, 1909)

Corinth.

W. H. Barber, a highly respected citizen of this community was buried at Corinth Cemetery recently. He was about 76 years of age and leaves a wife and several children.

  

(Thursday, February 4, 1909)

Pondville.

John Boren, a prominent citizen of Pondville community, died last Wednesday. He was 78 years of age and is survived by a wife and several children. The burial took place Thursday afternoon at the Backintown Grave Yard.

 

(Thursday, February 11, 1909)

Mrs. Bettie Stone, Wife of the Late N. H. Stone, Passes Away.

Mrs. Bettie Stone, wife of the late N. H. Stone, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. N. Baulch, on the Douglas Pike last Friday morning at 3 o'clock. She had been in failing health for several months but was not thought to be in any immediate danger until the day preceding her death. Mrs. Stone was born April 12, 1844, and was a daughter of Lee and Mary Jane Hanna, pioneers of Sumner County, who settled on Bledsoe Creek near Bethpage in the early part of the last century. While yet young she was converted under the preaching of Bro. Ray at Bethpage, and all the remainder of her life was a consistent member of the Methodist Church. She was married to Mr. Stone on May 4th, 1870. To this union nine children were born, seven of whom survive her as follows: Mrs. J. T. Widick, of Robertson County, Mrs. R. W. Lee, Mrs. G. N. Baulch and John R., Abner N., Frank H., and James K. Stone, all of this county. She is survived also by one brother, Dr. J. B. Hanna of Bethpage, and one sister, Mrs. W. T. Holder of Nashville. The death of Mrs. Stone marks the passing from earth to the beautiful beyond of a faithful Christian woman, who held the highest esteem of her neighbors and friends and who was charitable and kind to neighbor and stranger alike. She was especially active in church and Sunday school work of Old Salem Church of which she had been consistent member for 39 years. By this faithful hand of Christian workers she will be sadly missed. Funeral services were conducted at the church Saturday morning. The interment followed at the Stone Burying Ground.

 

(Thursday, February 11, 1909)

Death Claims a Good Woman of the Shackle Island Community.

A sad death was that of Ms. Sarah Pauline, wife of Dan T. Dorris of Shackle Island Wednesday evening, Feb. 3, 1909. Deceased was born Aug. 12, 1883, professed religion and was baptized into full fellowship with New Hope Baptist Church, August 1896, of which church she was one of the most active members, being ever ready to take part in the services and was considered the best Sunday School Teacher in the school. She was of a pleasant, cheerful disposition, making friends wherever she went. She lived in Nashville with her sister some four years prior to her marriage, and while there she was a willing worker in North Edgefield Baptist Church and Sunday School. Sarah Pauline McMurtry was married to Dan T. Dorris Feb.1, 1906, at the home of her sister in Nashville. The couple lived happily together for just three years. Deceased leaves a six day old baby boy, husband, father, three sisters, five brothers and a host of other relatives to mourn her loss. Funeral services were very solemnly conducted at New Hope Church last Thursday at 1 pm by the pastor, Rev. Wm. Wilkes, after which the remains were borne to their resting place in Beech Cemetery; the six brothers of the grief-stricken husband acting as pall bearers. At the grave the funeral ceremonies of the Order of Eastern Star, of which the deceased was one of the brightest members, were very impressively performed in the presence of a large assemblage of friends and relatives. The husband has the sincere sympathy of the entire community.

 

(Thursday, February 11, 1909)

Summons Of Death Comes to Mrs. Eliza Ann Greenlief Monday.

Mrs. Eliza Ann Greenlief died in Gallatin Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert H. Sindle on Bledsoe Street. Deceased was born in Paris, Ky., May 13, 1818, and was therefore in the ninety-first year of her age. She was married to Henry Miller Greenlief of Columbus, Ill., in 1843. The latter was a prominent citizen of Columbus, who lived but a few years after his marriage. Mrs. Greenlief was a life long member of the Methodist Church, and before she became physically incapacitated by reason of old age, was very active in church and Sunday school work in Gallatin. She s survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robt. H. Sindle of this place. The interment took place Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Gallatin Cemetery with services at the grave by Rev. A. C. Couey of the Methodist Church.

 

(Thursday, February 11, 1909)

Rest Came to Mrs. Mary Addy at Her Home Sunday Morning.

Mrs. Mary Addy, wife of J. S. Addy, died at her home at the tollgate on the Douglass Pike Sunday morning at 3 o'clock. She had long been a sufferer of heart disease and dropsy from which her death ultimately resulted. Mrs. Addy was about sixty years of age and was a daughter of the late Smith Neel of Dry Fork. She was married in January 1876, to Mr. J. S. Addy who survives her. Since childhood she had been a faithful member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Dry Fork. The deceased was the highest type of a Christian womanhood and enjoyed the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends who will be saddened by the news of her death. The burial took place at the Drane Burying Ground Monday morning at 11 o'clock with services at the grave conducted by M. H. Dobbins. She is survived also by one sister, Mrs. Lou A. Wright, and two brothers, Messrs. W. M. and J. S. Neel, all of the Dry Fork community.

 

(Thursday, February 11, 1909)

Personal Mention.

Mrs. Lon Jackson and Miss Annie Neel were here from Drake, Kentucky Monday to attend the burial of their aunt, Mrs. J. S. Addy.

Prof. James Stone was summoned here Saturday from Stevenson, Alabama, on account of the serious illness and death of his mother, Mrs. N. H. Stone.

Mrs. Price Erwin was called to her home in Nashville last Friday by the death of Mr. Erwin's mother.

 

(Thursday, February 11, 1909)

Death Near Bethpage.

Mrs. Luella Hammond, wife of William Hammond, died at her home near Bethpage last Sunday morning. For a number of years she had been a suffer from consumption, but her death came suddenly the news of which was received with deep regret by her many friends. Deceased was 32 years of age and before her marriage was Miss Luella Warren of Rogana. She is survived by her husband and two small children.

 

(Thursday, February 11, 1909)

Shackle Island.

Mrs. Tom McGinnis was called from Joelton by the illness and death of her grandfather, Dr. Drake.

Messrs. Chas. B. Brown and Edw. Albright were here from Gallatin to attend the burial of Mrs. Dan T. Dorris.

Edgar Barrett of Nashville was here Thursday to attend the funeral of his cousin, Mrs. Dorris.

Mr. Burkley was here from Nashville to attend the burial of his father-in-law, Mr. Drake.

Mr. Isaac Drake died at home Jan. 27, of old age, being 86 years old. He was a Mason in good standing having been a Master Mason some forty-eight or fifty years ago. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Susan Burkley of Nashville and Mrs. Willis of this place. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. D. Robins, the body being in charge of the Masonic Lodge.

 

(Thursday, February 18, 1909)

Mrs. Gertrude Bate, wife of Dr. Humphrey Bate, Jr., died at her home at Castalian Springs last Saturday morning. She became suddenly ill Monday evening, February 8th, and was operated upon Tuesday evening, February 9th, by Dr. Richard Barr of Nashville assisted by Drs. Carr and Woodson. She stood the operation well and it was thought she would recover but her condition became gradually worse until her death Saturday morning. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brown of Gallatin and was about 35 years of age. She was a most estimable Christian lady and was highly esteemed by her neighbors and friends. She was a member of the Christian Church. Mrs. Bate is survived by her husband and two little daughters. Funeral service were conducted at the family residence Sunday morning by Rev. Wm. Wilkes. The interment took place at 2 p.m. in the Gallatin Cemetery, the service there being in charge of Rev. I. C. Hoskins.

 

(Thursday, February 18, 1909)

Death Near Portland.

J. D. Harris from near Portland quietly passed away last Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock. The deceased was 68 years of age, and leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss. He will be greatly missed as he was always ready to lead a helping hand to those who needed. He has been a consisted member of the Methodist Church at Portland for a number of years. Revs. Gus Austin and Nickols conducted the funeral services at the home. The interment took place at the Harris Burying Ground. The pall bearers were: Charley Colly, Charlie Hobdy, Len Austin, Jim Bradley, Jim Dobbs, and Rev. J. M. Wright.

 

(Thursday, February 18, 1909)

Death Near Anglea.

Miss Eula Thornton, daughter of John Thornton, died at her father's home near Anglea Sunday morning. She was about 17 years of age.

 

(Thursday, February 18, 1909)

Sudden Death Of Good Woman

Mrs. D. G. Gibson Dies of an Attack of Heart Failure While at Dinner.

Mrs. D. G. Gibson died suddenly of heart failure at her home two and one half miles from Castalian Springs last Sunday afternoon. She was at dinner when the death summons came without warning. Deceased was fifty years of age and the widow of the late David Gibson, a prominent citizen of that community, who died about six years ago. Mrs. Gibson who was highly esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances and friends in this county, is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert Fitts, and Misses Laura and Alto Gibson. She is also survived by one brother, Robert Horsley of Trousdale County. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence Monday at 11 o'clock by Rev. Wm. Wilkes of the Baptist Church. The burial occurred at the Gallatin Cemetery at 2 p.m., following.

 

(Thursday, February 18, 1909)

Personal Mention.

Miss Mabel Franklin left Friday morning for Philadelphia where she was called by the death of Mrs. Tom D. Franklin, which occurred Thursday.

Shackle Island.

Miss Eva McMurtry and brother, Ben, were here from Nashville at the burial of little Jessie Brown Dorris.

Jessie Brown, the fifthteen-day-old motherless baby of Dan T. Dorris died last Friday night and was buried at Beech Saturday at 2 p.m. beside its mother, who had preceded it to the grave only ten days before.

New Bethel.

Eddie Aldridge who has been in ill health for a long time passed away a few days ago. He said he was going to rest in a better world. He was a good boy and beloved by all who knew him.

Bethpage.

Miss Eula Thornton an estimable young lady, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Thornton of Witham Community, died at the home of her parents Sunday morning at 11 o'clock after an illness of some months of consumption. She was just entering well into young womanhood, a bright sweet girl loved by all who knew her. She was a consistent member of Mt. Vernon M. E. Church. Interment Monday at Mt. Vernon Cemetery after funeral services by Rev. H. M. Jarvis of Bethpage.

 

(Thursday, February 25, 1909)

Died in Florida.

G. B. Wright of Gallatin has just received a message saying that his brother-in-law, Capt. I. H. Conklin, has died at Deland Florida, very suddenly. His remains will be taken to Clinton Illinois for interment. The deceased was known by many relatives and friends in this community. Mr. Wright has lost by death two brother-in-laws and two cousins within the last month.

 

(Thursday, February 25, 1909)

Died.

Robert Elmore Angela, son of Robert Allen and Cynthia Francis Anglea, was born near Anglea, Sumner County, Tenn. July 10, 1860, and died of pneumonia at his home near Brackintown about midnight, Saturday, Jan 9, 1909. He was happily married to Miss Issa Dora Gant, daughter of Jonathan and Mary Emily Gant, on Nov. 25, 1883. To this union were born five children, four of whom are on this side the river of death while the oldest, a bright young man, and prepared to go, crossed over about three years ago, and no doubt was glad to have his father come. Bro. Anglea was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church South at Fairfield in the fall of 1886. He served the last twelve years of his life as steward. He discharged his obligations to his church and tried as best he could to be a profitable servant to his Master. He was never missing at his church when it was possible for him to be there. He was loved by all who knew him. If any one had aught against him it was never known. A truer son, brother, husband and father would be hard to find than was Bro. Anglea. He has gone from us, but thanks be unto God who gave him the victory in death to enable him, no doubt, to realize the very presence of him whom he has served as his Master, enabling him to step out into a rest that remaineth to the people of God. This rest id eternal. After funeral services conducted by the writer we laid him to rest in the beautiful cemetery near Brackintown, Tenn., Jan 11, 1909 to await the resurrection. His Pastor, J. D. Hewgley.

 

(Thursday, February 25, 1909)

Obituary.

Preston H. Tucker, son of John Wright and Elizabeth Henderson Tucker, was born at Athens, Ala., November 12, 1825 and died at his home near Fairfield, Tenn. Oct 31, 1908. *(This date was correctly typed as was in the newspaper.) He came to Wilson County, Tennessee, with his parents while an infant and lived there for many years. He was happily converted at Old Hepbron Campground, Wilson County, Tennessee, about the age of twenty-five years under the preaching of Rev. Thos. Langford. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South at Fairfield, Sumner County, Tenn., in 1862. There he lived a consistent Christian life until God sent the angels for him. He was a good man and loved his church , and was always glad to see his pastor. He was loved by all who knew him. He was a dutiful husband, and a loving father. He died at the ripe age of 82 years 11 months and nine days. He leaves an aged wife, one son, and two daughters, seven grand children and a host of friends to mourn their loss. His life was such that we feel he is at home resting from his labors and his works will follow him: After the funeral services conducted by the writer, assisted by E. W. Black a layman and member of Fairfield, we laid him to rest at Fairfield Cemetery on Sunday Oct. 31, 1908. His son, James Preston was born April 22, 1862, died February 6, 1909, age forty-six years ten months and fourteen days. He was married to Jennie Lambert Dec. 26, 1880. He was a good boy, loving father and a kind husband. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South at Fairfield in the fall of 1898 and has lived a good Christian life ever since such as gained for him the love and friendship all his associates. Their Pastor, J. D. Hewgley. *(Wow, what an obit!)

 

(Thursday, February 25, 1909)

A Good Man Gone. (Franklin Favorite)

Mr. C. S. Lester, a prominent citizen of Sumner County, Tenn., died on February 7, 1909. Mr. Lester was one of the best known and most highly respected citizens in his community and his death is mourned by a host of friends. He was 64 years of age and leaves a wife and son. After funeral services at the late home his remains were laid to rest in the Round Pond Cemetery in his county.

 

(Thursday, February 25, 1909)

Passed Away After Lingering Illness. (Franklin Favorite.)

After long, lingering illness, Mrs. J. W. Stringer died last Tuesday afternoon at 5:30. The deceased was fifty-eight years of age and was the widow of the late John W. Stringer. She was a faithful member of the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. A short funeral service was conducted at her home by Revs. Dicken and McGlothlin and a more extended service at the Sulphur Springs Church by Rev. H. N. Dicken, her church pastor. She was deeply spiritual in her nature and considered one of the best women in the community. She is survived by three children, Mrs. Lon Crocker, Walter and Nathan Stringer.

 

(Thursday, February 25, 1909)

S. J. Lovelace (Allen County Times)

Judge S. J. Lovelace on last Sunday night between 3 and 4 o'clock received a second paralytic stroke and lingering in a comatose state until Wednesday night, died 7:55 p. m. Judge Lovelace was 58 years old, and for 36 years he has served the people of Allen County, 16 years as a county official, and in all that time his honor, integrity, or ability has never lived a man of more sterling honesty or one who observed the rights of man to man, or more truly followed the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them to do unto you." To his God he gave unqualified obedience and love, and his great love for his Maker made him charitable both in thoughts and deed to his fellowman. Allen County has lost one of its most noble and useful sons, and her citizens, one of their best friends.

  

(Thursday, February 25, 1909)

Personal Mention.

W. F. Roth was called to Mulberry, Indiana last Friday by the death of his niece. He is expected back today.

Mrs. D. Beard of Bethpage, was called to Scottsville last week on account of the death of Judge Lovelace of that place.

Mrs. Z. K. Griffin is the quest of relatives and friends here for a few days. She stopped over in route to her home in Jackson, Tenn. from Franklin, Ky., where she was called last week by the death of her aunt, Mrs. John W. Stringer.

White House.

Mrs. Dr. Brown and cousin Master Joel Armstrong, attended the funeral of their uncle, John Dudley Harris, at Portland last Wednesday.


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