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Obituaries January, 1909

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

(Thursday, January 7, 1909)

Death of Mrs. Fry

Mrs. Jack Fry died at her home on the Lock Four Road Monday night. Funeral services were held at the residence yesterday, after which the burial took place at the Gallatin Cemetery. Mrs. Fry enjoyed the friendship of all who knew her.

(Thursday, January 7, 1909)

Death of Mr. Anglea.

Mr. Archie E. Anglea died at his home at Brackentown Saturday, Dec 27. He had been in feeble health for some time, but his serious illness was of only a few days duration, and his death was a severe shock to his family and many friends. The community loses a good citizen, and he was a good and noble husband, a true father. He was about seventy years old, and was the father of Miles Anglea of Franklin, KY, and Tom Anglea, who resided with him at the time of his death. He also leaves a wife and other relatives to mourn his loss. His body was laid to rest at the Brackentown burying ground, after funeral services at the home.

(Thursday, January 14, 1909)

A Good Woman Gone

Mrs. Ruth Fry Answers the Final Summons and Passes to Her Reward Last Thursday.

Mrs. Ruth Fry, wife of J. G. Fry, died at her home on the Lock Four Road on Tuesday morning, Jan. 5, at 3:20 o'clock. Her illness began several weeks ago with lagrippe from which a complication of diseases resulted, finally causing her death. Mrs. Fry was born Nov. 28, 1853 in Washington County, PA, and her maiden name was Robison. She was a member of the Christian Church, a splendid Christian woman and a good neighbor who was charitable to all who came within her acquaintance. She was cheerful of disposition, always gladly welcomed her friends to her home and was always ready to speak a kind word to those whom she met. She was a faithful wife and a devoted mother. Her presence will be greatly missed by all. She is survived by her husband and eight children, also by her mother, three sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 10:00 o'clock Wednesday morning by Rev. Isaac C. Hopkins of the Gallatin Christian Church in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. The interment followed in the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, January 14, 1909)

Dies at Brackintown.

L. Anglea, a popular citizen of the Brackintown community died at his home near that place Sunday, Jan. 3. His death was due to pneumonia of which he had been sick for about a week. He had lived all his life near Brackintown and was one of the county's most substantial citizens. He was about 45 years of age and is survived by his wife and four children. He had been for many years a member of the Methodist Church. The funeral took place on Monday, Jan. 4, at Brackintown.

(Thursday, January 14, 1909)

Death Near Anglea

William Simpson Passes Away at His Home Near Anglea After a Few Day's Illness of Pneumonia.

The many friends of the deceased throughout the county will regret to learn of the death of William Simpson, a prominent citizen of the North Side, which occurred last Thursday at his home near Anglea. He had been sick but a few days of pneumonia when death ended his sufferings. He was an ex-Confederate soldier, having served during the war under Capt. A. E. Bell, and was a high-toned, Christian gentleman. He was 64 years old and had been for many years a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife and a large family. The burial took place at Mt. Vernon Friday afternoon with services by Rev. Hugley of the Methodist Church.

(Thursday, January 14, 1909)

Passed To Her Reward

Patsey McMurry, Colored, Highly Respected and Esteemed, Dies in Gallatin Monday:

Patsey McMurry, a highly esteemed colored woman of Gallatin, died at her home near the depot Monday afternoon. She had lived in Gallatin for forty years except a few years spent in Louisville. Her maiden name was Patsey Bullock, and soon after the war se married Chester McMurry, who died some years ago. She was a member of the Gallatin A. M. E. Church and was regarded by all, both white and colored, as a faithful Christian woman. Funeral services were conducted at the house Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Sam Boddie. The burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery. She is survived by a brother, James H. Fry of Evansville, Ind., and a sister Annie Goodnight of Franklin, Ky. She is survived also by three children, towit: Price McMurry of Louisville, Chess and George McMurry of Gallatin. The latter has been for twelve years the efficient pressman in the News office.

(Thursday, January 14, 1909)

John D. Cantrell

Dies of Bright's Disease Saturday, His Death Being Sudden and Unexpected.

John D. Cantrell, son of the late John M. Cantrell and Mrs. Flora Cantrell who survives him, died at his mother's residence in Gallatin last Saturday morning at 5 o'clock. He had been in ill health for some years, having been long a sufferer from Bright's disease, but until twenty-four hours before his death was able to go up town. Hence his sudden death was a great shock to the community. The deceased was 16 years of age and a quiet, manly young fellow who numbered his friends by the hundreds in Gallatin and vicinity. The burial took place from the residence of his mother's Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with services at the grave by Rev. R. M. DuBose of the Presbyterian Church.

(Thursday, January 14, 1909)

Mrs. O. B. Jenkins

Well-Known Christian Woman Dies Suddenly of Heart Failure at Her Home in Sumner.

Mrs. O. B. Jenkins died suddenly of heart failure last Sunday morning at 7:30 o'clock at her home on Station Camp Creek, seven miles west of Gallatin. She had been in her usual good health until a few hours before her death, and though somewhat advanced in years her demise was unexpected. The deceased was born in England, and before her marriage was Miss Haslam. She was 70 years of age and had during her many years of residence in Sumner County enjoyed the highest respect and esteem of a large circle of acquaintances and friends. She is survived by her husband, Mr. O. B. Jenkins, a prominent citizen of the western portion of the county. Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins had only one child, a son who died several years ago. Mrs. Jenkins was a member of the Episcopal Church. The interment took place at Mt. Olivet in Nashville yesterday at 11 a. m.

(Thursday, January 14, 1909)


One of the saddest deaths known to the people of this section in a long time was that of R. M. Reddick whose burial occurred at Mt. Vernon Sunday, Dec. 27. His widow and children have the sympathy of the entire community. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Seaton Lee and others from Corinth attended the burial.

The little son of Charley Barber died last Wednesday and was buried the following day at this place. He was taken sick Tuesday.

Wm. Jackson, an old citizen of this community, became suddenly very sick last Wednesday and died Thursday. He was a Federal soldier and was 68 years of age. The burial took place at Corinth.

(Thursday, January 14, 1909)

Madison Creek

Mrs. John Keith passed away a short time ago. She was 27 years old. She leaves a husband and three small children.

(Thursday, January 14, 1909)

Rock Bridge

William Simpson of Anglea, died Jan. the 7th of pneumonia. His remains were laid to rest in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery the following day. Funeral services by Bro. Hughley. He was 64 years of age and leaves a wife and several children. He was a member of the M. E. Church, also an old soldier.

(Thursday, January 21, 1909)

Pleasant Hill

William Simpson of near Anglea, died the 9th. He leaves a widow and several children most of whom are married. He also leaves three brothers, two sisters and a host of friends to mourn his death. He was a member of the M. E. Church at Mt. Vernon for a number of years.

(Thursday, January 21, 1909)

Death Claims Good Woman

Mrs. Bettie Gregory Passes Away at Her Home On Dry Fork.

Mrs. Bettie Gregory, wife of T. W. Gregory, died at her home on Dry Fork last Friday, Jan. 15, after an illness of many months. The deceased was 47 years of age and was a daughter of the late Mr. Allen Pryor of the same community. She was raised on the same farm on which she died. In 1886 she was married to Mr. T. W. Gregory of this county. To this union four children were born three boys and one girl, all of whom survive her. She is survived also by her husband. Mrs. Gregory was charitable to all, a good neighbor, and a consistent Christian woman having been for many years a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral occurred at the residence Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and was conducted by Rev. J. H. Morton. The burial followed at the family burying ground.

(Thursday, January 21, 1909)

Dies at Cotton Town.

Mrs. Sallie A. Sutton, wife of Nat Sutton, died at her home near Cotton Town last Saturday night. The deceased was 71 years of age and a kind-hearted, Christian woman, who was held in the highest esteem by the entire community. Mrs. Sutton was a daughter of the late William Cooley, and was a sister of Esq. John Cooley of Cotton Town. She is survived by two children, Mrs. McKelley of Nashville and Beecher Sutton of California. She was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted by Thos. G. Cunningham Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The interment took place at the family burying ground.

(Thursday, January 28, 1909)

Death of Mr. Chambers

A Prominent Citizen of the Dry Fork Neighborhood Dies.

John J. Chambers, who several years ago purchased the Hewley farm on Dry Fork where he has since resided, died at his home at 11 o'clock last Friday morning after a week's illness f pneumonia. He was 69 years old and is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs. Jesse Beasley of Trousdale County, Mrs. Hackett of Portland and Mrs. R. L. Brimm and John Chambers of Dry Fork. Mr. Chambers was a good citizen and the highest type of a Christian gentleman, having been for many years a member of the Baptist Church. He was also prominent in fraternal circles being a Mason and a member of the order of Odd Fellows. During the war he served in the Confederate army under Captain Haynie, father of Dr. X. B. Haynie of Gallatin. The burial took place Saturday afternoon at the old Chambers burying ground in Smith County above Dixon Springs.

(Thursday, January 28, 1909)

Dies at Corinth.

W. H. Barber a prominent citizen of the Corinth community of this county died last Friday. He was 65 years of age and a member of the Christian Church. He is survived by a wife and several children. Deceased was a brother of the late Jacob Barber who was a prominent member of the county court in this county for many years. The burial took place at Corinth with funeral services by Elder Johnson.


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