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Obituaries January - February, 1911

Typed and Contributed by Linda Carpenter

(Thursday, January 12, 1911)

W. T. Bradley

W. T. Bradley died at his home near Ocana last Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. He was born at Dixon Springs, Smith County, near which place he lived until about twenty years ago when he removed to this county. He was 72 years of age. In every relation of life he was a gentleman of the highest integrity and carried with him at all times the esteem and confidence of his neighbors and friends. Upon the failure of his former good health some years ago his mind became clouded and from this he never recovered. He is survived by his wife and four children: Miss Bettie Bradley and Messrs Walter and Will Bradley of this county and Harry Bradley of California. The burial occurred at the Gallatin Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock with funeral services by Rev. J. D. Robins. Mr. Bradley was a confederate Veteran and appropriate services were also conducted at the grave by Donelson Bivouac.

(Thursday, January 12, 1911)

Shot Through The Heart

Miss Nellie Simpson Found Dead in Bed Last Sunday Afternoon

Miss Nellie Simpson, one of the most popular and highly esteemed ladies of Gallatin, was found dead in bed at her home on East Main Street last Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. An examination by physicians disclosed the fact that she had come to her death by a shot through the heart from as old style 32-calibre Colt's pistol, which, it is said, was kept under her pillow for protection, she being the only occupant of that part of the large two-story house in which she died. The pistol was found a little to the left of Miss Simpson and she was mostly covered up when her dead body was found. The family, as well as the public, are completely at a loss as to how the deceased came to her death. One of the attending physicians said that, after making a thorough examination and viewing the surroundings, it was unmistakably an accident. There is no known reason why Miss Simpson should seek to end her life. She was in good financial condition, her household cares were seemingly light, her health had always been good, with exception of occasional attacks of indigestion, and she was devoted to her school work. She seemed to be always in a cheerful mood, which was the case up to within a short time of her death. No death in Gallatin ever caused more wide-spread sorrow than that of Miss Simpson, whose great popularity was shown by the vast concourse that attended the burial at the Gallatin Cemetery Monday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the residence on East Main Street, conducted by Rev. W. B. Lowery, pastor of the Methodist Church. There were numerous beautiful floral offerings. Out of respect to the memory of Miss Simpson, school was not held at the Main Street High School in the primary department Monday, of which the deceased had been in charge for the past twenty-three years, and the teachers and pupils attended the obsequies, as well as did the school directors, city officials and other friends and acquaintances, the whole making one of the longest funeral processions ever seen in Gallatin.

(Thursday, January 12, 1911)

Vaud Cummins Dies

After Lingering Illness of Tuberculosis-A Noble Christian

The following account of the death of Vaud Cummins at Lebanon, formerly a citizen of this place, is taken from the Lebanon Democrat of last week: Vaud Cummins, one of Lebanon's brightest and most worthy young men, died December 21, at the residence of his mother, Mrs. W. F. Cummins, on South College Street, of tuberculosis. Vaud spent six years in El Paso, Texas hoping to benefit his health, but he returned to his home a year ago to far advanced with the dread disease to have hopes of recovery. He was a noble Christian gentleman, and surviving him is his mother, wife, one son and brother, Rupert Cummins. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge under whose auspices the funeral was held from his mother's residence.

(Thursday, January 19, 1911)

Death Of Miss Bettie Bradley

Well Known Young Lady Follows Her Father to the Grave

Miss Bettie Bradley, only daughter of Mrs. W. T. Bradley of Ocana, died of pneumonia at her home last Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock. She had been ill only a few days and her death came as a great shock to relatives and friends of the family. She had attended the burial of her father, Mr. W. T. Bradley, on Sunday, January 8, but became ill the night following. Miss Bradley was 36 years of age and a young lady of attractive personality who was highly esteemed by many acquaintances and friends. She was a member of the Methodist Church. The burial occurred at the Gallatin Cemetery on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock with funeral services at the grave by Rev. J. D. Robins.

(Thursday, January 19, 1911)

Mrs. Nancy McAdams

The death of Mrs. Nancy McAdams, one of the oldest residents of the county, occurred at the home of her son-in-law, John Williams near Bethpage last Thursday night. She was born in June, 1818, and was the widow of the late Clinton McAdams. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Doritha Cannon of Nashville. The burial took place at Mt. Vernon Friday with funeral services by Rev. C. R. Wade of Bethpage Methodist Church.

(Thursday, January 19, 1911)

J. A. Moss

A former Sumner countian died January 2nd in his 81st year at his home in Nashville. His death came as a shock to his family, he being in his usual good health until a few hours before he died. Funeral services were conducted from the residence by Rev. I. R. Long of East End Methodist Church. Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, three sons and an adopted son. They are Mrs. Joe Wise of Number One, Charles, Emmett and James, all valued employees of the Nashville Railway and Light Co., and Richard Moss of Howell, Ind.

(Thursday, January 19, 1911)

Mrs. J. R. Lipscomb

Hartville, Tenn., Jan. 12-Mrs. Ella Lipscomb, wife of J. R. Lipscomb, a farmer and prominent citizen of the Sixth District, died yesterday after an illness of several months. Mrs. Lipscomb was a sister of Col. W. J. Hale and Jas. Hale of this place, and is survived by her husband and three children, H. H. and J. B. Lipscomb, and Mrs. P. W. Kerr of Portland. She was about 65 years of age, a member of the Christian Church.

(Thursday, January 19, 1911)

James Story Dead

Macon County Loses Her Oldest Citizen Wednesday Night

Hartsville, Tenn., January 13, - Mr. James Story, of the Green Grove neighborhood, in Macon County, died Wednesday night after an illness of thirty days, during which time he took no nourishment except a little milk. Mr. Story was the oldest person in this section, being 96 years of age. Until a few months ago he was hale and hearty and was unusually well preserved for a man of his years. To one not well acquainted he appeared to be a healthy man of about 70 years, and could mount his horse and ride equal to a man of middle age. He was born near this place and spent all of his life on his farm, seldom getting farther from home than an occasional trip to Hartsville. He was married three times and is survived by his last wife and four children, Wm. Story, Mrs. Barthulia Hall and Mrs. Mary Cook, all of this section, and Sam Story of Portland. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a good citizen.

(Thursday, January 26, 1911)

Ruby Daughtry

The death of Ruby, daughter of James Daughtry, occurred at the home of her father near Cedar Grove on the Woods Ferry Pike Tuesday. The burial took place yesterday at 10 o'clock a. m., with funeral services by Rev. R. M. DuBose.

(Thursday, January 26, 1911)

Death at Lewisburg

Mr. W. H. Merritt, father of Mrs. W. T. Blue of Gallatin, died at his home in Lewisburg last Saturday. The burial took place the day following. Mrs. Blue was called to Lewisburg several weeks ago by his illness.

(Thursday, January 26, 1911)

Mt. Vernon

Mrs. Parmelia Simpson, widow of the late Wm. C. Simpson, died at her home near this place Monday night at 6 o'clock. She was 71 years old and had been a member of the Methodist Church for half a century. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. A. Reddick, Mrs. Clara West and Miss Ella Simpson. The burial occurred at this place Tuesday with funeral services by Rev. Baggett.

(Thursday, February 2, 1911)

John William Walker

The death of John William Walker, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Walker, occurred in Gallatin yesterday, aged two years and six months. Burial at Gallatin Cemetery this morning at 11 o'clock.

(Thursday, February 2, 1911)

Died in Nashville

Mrs. E. C. Hall died at her home in Nashville last Sunday. The burial took place at Rock Bridge Cemetery Monday afternoon at 10 o'clock with funeral services by Rev. Mr. Martin of Nashville. The deceased is survived by her husband.

(Thursday, February 2, 1911)

Died at Rehoboth

Mrs. W. G. Dorris, widow of the late Rev. W. G. Dorris, died at noon yesterday at her home near Rehoboth aged 81 years. More extended notice of her life will be made next week. Funeral services at the residence today at 12 o'clock, noon. Burial at Mt. Olivet, Nashville, at 4 p. m. today.

(Thursday, February 9, 1911)

Died Last Sunday

Jeremiah Barnsfield

Jeremiah Barnsfield died at his home in the 12th district last Sunday, Feb. 5. He was 67 years of age and had been twice married. His last wife and one daughter, Mrs. Walter Duncan of Anglea survive him. The burial was at the Gregory burying Ground last Monday. *(Would this be the Gregory Cemetery in Westmoreland? A lot of unmarked graves are there.)

(Thursday, February 9, 1911)

Jewel Hawkins

Jewel Hawkins, the 12 year old daughter of John Hawkins of Rock Bridge died last Thursday at the home of her grandfather, T. B. Simpson at Bethpage. She was buried at Rock Bridge Friday.

(Thursday, February 9, 1911)

Died in Texas

H. M. Henson, formerly of Gallatin, died Sunday, 5th inst., in Beaumont, Texas. Mr. Henson was a member of Oak Camp, No. 30, Woodmen of the World also a Mason and Odd Fellow.

(Thursday, February 9, 1911)

Portland Lost Good Citizen

In the Death of Lemuel J. Moore Last Monday Morning

Portland lost one of its best and most highly esteemed citizens in the death of Lemuel J. Moore which occurred at his home last Monday morning at 4 o'clock. He had been in ill health for some time, only the night before his death having returned from Nashville where he had undergone an operation. However, his death came as a great shack to his many friends. The deceased was born Dec. 26, 1844, and was married to Miss Helen M. Duncan on Sept. 11, 1870. To this union four children were born, three sons and one daughter, all of whom survive. He was a consistent member of the Baptist Church and was a Mason. The burial which was largely attended took place at Portland Monday with Masonic honors. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Witt assisted by Revs. Huff and Chenault.

(Thursday, February 9, 1911)

Mrs. Elzira Ruth Dorris

Wife of the Late Rev. W. G. Dorris Dies at the Age of Eighty-One

Mrs. Elzira Ruth Dorris, wife of the late Rev. W. G. Dorris died at her home near Rehoboth last Wednesday, February 1st. She was 81 years of age. Her death followed a long period of ill health from heart trouble, but was not expected at this time. She was greatly beloved woman by those who knew her and was known for her many charitable works during her long useful life. Her death is a loss to the community in which she lived and her many friends. During her entire life Mrs. Dorris was a member of the Methodist Church and was ever a consistent Christian. The funeral services were conducted from the residence Thursday at noon and the remains were taken directly to Mt. Olivet, where they were interred in the family burial lot. The services were in charge of Rev. R. W. Seay, assisted by Rev. J. S. French of Nashville. Mrs. Dorris is survived by six children who are as follows: Mr. William D. and Mr. Finley Dorris of this city; Miss Florence Dorris of Avondale, Mrs. Lindsay Bender of Nashville, Mrs. Annie Patterson of Cross Plains and Mrs. C. W. Bedford of Winchester, Ky.

(Thursday, February 9, 1911)

Mrs. T. W. Pardue

Mrs. T. W. Pardue, sister of Judge B. D. Bell and Mrs. Z. F. Green, died at her home near Ashland City yesterday. Her remains will reach Gallatin Friday morning at 9 o'clock and the burial will follow at the Douglass burying ground on the Long Hollow Pike.

(Thursday, February 9, 1911)

Shackle Island

Goodlett Shreeve died of pneumonia at his home and was buried at Beech Monday, Jan 27. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Lovett of Goodlettsville.

(Thursday, February 16, 1911)

Ky O'Neal

The death of Ky O'Neal occurred at the home of his son-in-law, Tom Carter, in Allen County, Ky., Tuesday night. He was 69 years of age. The burial took place at Wolf's burying ground Wednesday.

(Thursday, February 16, 1911)

Death of G. B. Wright

One of Gallatin's Oldest Citizens Passes Into the Great Beyond

*(This obit was cut out from the paper.)

(Thursday, February 16, 1911)

Thomas L. ? Goostree

*(This obit was cut out of the paper.)



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