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Obituaries January, 1922

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Gallatin Sumner County News  
Microfilm Roll #504 - Date: 1922 - 1924

(Thursday, January 5, 1922)

S. B. Wood Found Dead Under Overturned Car.

Bedford Wood, a well known citizen of Gallatin, was found dead beneath his overturned car at the foot of an embankment six miles from Nashville on the Hyde's Ferry Pike Monday afternoon. It is said that Mr. Wood was subject to heart attacks and this is supposed to be the cause of his death, either being the direct cause or rendering him helpless in his car and it left the embankment. The remains were brought to Gallatin Tuesday afternoon and funeral services were conducted from the residence Wednesday morning by Rev J. W. Cherry. Interment was at the Gallatin Cemetery. Mr. Woods was 46 years of age and was reared near Lafayette. He was a member of the Gallatin Methodist Church and was a popular citizen. He was at one time on the local police force. He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Emma Bradley of Macon County, and two sons, Edwin and Rudolf of Gallatin. His father, S. R. Wood, and a sister, Mrs. Arnette Boyd, both of Midlothan, Texas, and a brother of Franklin, Ky., also survive him.

(Thursday, January 5, 1922)

Alice Ann Anthony.

Alice Ann Anthony, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bidwell Anthony, died Thursday, December 29th, at their home on the Dobbins Pike. Funeral was held Friday morning with burial at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, January 5, 1922)

Miss Alice McKamie.

Miss Alice McKamie died at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning, December 31st, at her home on the Red River Pike. Funeral services were held at the residence at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon conducted by Revs. J. W. Cherry and S. I. Nash. Interment was at the Gallatin Cemetery. The deceased was born November 4, 1854, at the old McKamie place 3 miles from Gallatin near the Hartsville Pike. She was the daughter of the late William and Adaline Carr McKamie. She was a woman of splendid Christian character and was well loved by a host of friends. Surviving her are two sisters, Misses Annie and Alice McKamie, and three brothers, Jeff and Ed McKamie of Gallatin, and James McKamie of Oklahoma.

(Thursday, January 5, 1922)

W. T. Jones.

W. T. Jones, well known citizen of Gallatin, died at his home here early Friday morning, December 23rd, after an illness of three weeks. The deceased was sixty-nine (69) years of age, and one of Gallatin's older and most respected citizens, he having been in the *(cut out from paper on microfilm) anniversary of their marriage. Mr. Jones was a Christian gentleman having been a member of the Methodist Church for the past thirty-eight years, and his sweet influence shall echo on and on to those who knew him. His so untimely death leaves a vacancy that can never be filled with his family and friends. His remains were carried to Trousdale County and buried in the family cemetery at Green Grove Church. He is survived by a wife, four children and a grandson whom he raised, Dave Jones, Mrs. Frank Hunter, and grandson, Royce of Gallatin, Mrs. Brode Webb, of San Angelo, Texas; Vernon Jones, of El Pasco, Texas.

(Thursday, January 5, 1922)


Lorenzo J. Gill whose death occurred at Powell's Station, Knox County, Tenn., Nov. 25th, will be remembered in Sumner County by friends, especially near Cotton Town and Fountain Head, having owned and operated a saw mill at the above places for several years. Mr. Gill made friends where ever he lived, for he was a man of sterling integrity. He is greatly missed in the home where he leaves a widow and three children: George Gill and Mrs. Lee Monger of Powells, Tenn., and W. L. Gill of Clinton, Tenn. He also leaves 11 grandchildren. He lived a long and useful life, being born March 31, 1835, in Courtland County, New York, he was the last member of his father's family of seven children.

(Thursday, January 5, 1922)

Miss Adell Jackson.

Bethpage, Dec. 23. - Miss Adell Jackson, 35, of Bledsoe in this district, died at an infirmary in Nashville and the remains were conveyed to her home there yesterday afternoon on the Scottsville train. The deceased was the daughter of James Jackson and had a number of friends who regret to learn of her death. The burial was held today near Bledsoe.

(Thursday, January 5, 1922)

Death Comes To Mrs. Z. F. Green

Dies at Nashville Hospital Following A Serious Operation.

Mrs. Sophia Green, widow of the late Z. F. Green, died at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Wednesday evening, December 21st. Mrs. Green had been in ill health for some time and had undergone a serious operation a few days previous to her death. The remains were brought to Gallatin Thursday afternoon and carried to her late residence on East Main Street from which place funeral services were held at 11 o'clock Friday morning conducted by Dr. D. M. Ausmus of Nashville. Interment followed at the Gallatin Cemetery. The deceased was 69 years of age and was born and reared in this county. Before her marriage she was Miss Sophia Bell and a member of one of the county's prominent families. She had been a consistent member of the Methodist Church for a number of years and a woman of splendid Christian character. She is survived by three children: Miss Susie Green, Will and Walter Green all of this county, three brothers: Judge B. D. Bell and Cleveland Bell of Gallatin, and Thomas Bell of Oklahoma City; also one sister, Mrs. F. H. Dunklin of Gallatin.

(Thursday, January 12, 1922)

Mrs. W. B. Bruce.

Mrs. Mary Jane Bruce, widow of the late William B. Bruce, died at 7 o'clock yesterday morning at her home on the Cole's Ferry pike. The deceased was in the 65th year of her age and was a woman of excellent Christian character. For a number of years she had been a member of the Gallatin Christian Church. Surviving her are a number of sons and daughters, several of whom reside in distant states. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

(Thursday, January 12, 1922)

Mrs. W. S. Young Dies At Home In Nashville

The Death of Mrs. Emily Elizabeth Young, wife of the late W. S. Young, occurred  Thursday morning, January 5th, at the home of her son, Dr. C. C. Young , on Blair Boulevard, Nashville. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Church of Christ, Hendersonville, conducted by Elder Sam P. Pitman. Interment was at the family burying ground at Hendersonville. The deceased was in the 79th year of her age. She was before her marriage miss Emily Elizabeth Bettis. Surviving her are the following children: Dr. C. C. and M. N. Young of Nashville, W. D. and I. K. Young of Pueblo, Col. Mrs. Mallie Webb and Mrs. L. F. McFarland of Lebanon and Mrs. L. C. Hunter of Hendersonville.

(Thursday, January 12, 1922)

Card of Thanks.

We want to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy in our bereavement of the death of our husband and father, also for the lovely flowers sent. We shall ever fondly cherish your extreme goodness to us. Mrs. Emma Wood. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Wood. Rudolph Wood.

(Thursday, January 12, 1922)

Sumner County Man Dies Of  Gunshots Wound

Bethpage, Dec, 29- The death of Willis Carter, a farmer of near Anglea, in the Seventeenth District of this county, who was shot and fatally wounded  by Hallum Presley at the latter's home near Bransford Saturday, occurred at the Carter home Wednesday morning . It is reported that Carter, while in an intoxicated condition, went  to the home of Jim Pressley and drove  his daughter from the house, and after they had gone to the home of their brother, Hallum Pressley, that Carter arrived and attempted to enter the house. Pressley commanded Carter to leave, and upon his attempt to enter the door, fired upon him, the entire load of the shotgun entering the left side above the heart. An operation upon the wounded man in an effort to save his life proved futile. He leaves a wife and three children. 

(Thursday, January 12, 1922)

Virgil Butt Given Pardon

Friends Await Governor's Signature to Take Him to Portland.

Nashville, Jan. 6.-Gov. Taylor has issued a pardon to Virgil R. Butt, convicted in Sumner County of the murder of Al Hester and sentenced to life imprisonment. A dozen or more friends of Butt waited for several hours at the Capitol for the Governor to affix his signature to the pardon, and immediately left in automobiles for the prison to take him back to his home in Portland. Butt shot Hester in 1914 and the Supreme Court, upon review, remanded the case for a new trial upon technically. When the case came back the lower court was affirmed and Butt entered the prison in 1917, after having spent two years in jail while the case was being fought through the courts. Gov. Taylor recently heard both sides when the application for pardon came up and when the pardon board acted upon the case, there was a unanimous recommendation for commutation from the first degree murder to voluntary manslaughter, and from a life sentence of from two to ten years. Under the commutation Butt would have been eligible to parole and after being out for twelve months would have been subject to final discharge. Gov. Taylor, after considering the matter further, reached the conclusion that if Butt was eligible to parole on the record after serving two years upon the commutation, he was willing to pardon him because he would have finished his probation period two years ago, having already served five years. The pardon was accordingly issued.

(Thursday, January 12, 1922)

Death Claims Pioneer Citizen of Bransford

Bethpage, Dec. 29.-Wilson Wiseman, a highly respected citizen of the Eleventh District, died at the home of his nephew, Rufus Wiseman, near Bransford, on Otter Fork Creek, at the advanced age of 81 years. The deceased had never been married and made his home with relatives. He was a devout member of the Baptist Church and a man of splendid character. The remains were carried to Willow Grove, where the funeral service was conducted by Rev. C. H. Bailey, former pastor of the Gallatin Baptist Church, following which the burial was held at the cemetery.

(Thursday, January 12, 1922)

Death Claims Young Westmoreland Citizen

Hubert Newton Dotson, age 33, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Dotson of Westmoreland died at 7:30 o'clock Monday evening at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville following a serious operation. The remains were carried to Westmoreland Tuesday where funeral service were conducted Wednesday morning by Rev. H. L. Olmstead. Interment was at Gallatin Cemetery. He has a host of friends in the county who regret to learn of his untimely death. The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Dotson, one sister, Mrs. George Jent of Rocky Mound, Tenn.; six brothers, Dr. Walter S. Dotson of Lebanon, Tenn.; Dr. Lon D. Dotson of West Point, Miss.; Prof. T. J. Dotson Cumberland City, Tenn.; H. M., W. C. and Paul C. Dotson of Westmoreland.

(Thursday, January 19, 1922)

Death Claims Prominent Sumner County Citizen

John L. Scott, a highly esteemed citizen and farmer of Sumner County, died at his home on Long Hollow Pike Thursday night of last week, and was buried the following day at the Gallatin Cemetery after funeral services had been conducted at the residence by Rev. A. H. Huff, pastor of the Baptist Church of Portland. Mr. Scott was born in White County near Sparta, Tennessee February 3, 1850, being at the time of his death nearly 72 years of age. Shortly before coming to Sumner County about 43 years ago he married Miss Samantha Holt of Wilson County who survives him. He is also survived by one son, William Scott of Oxford, Miss., four daughters: Mrs. J. W. Jones of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Don Brown, Miss Flora Scott and Mrs. Paul Nunnelly of this county and one sister, Mrs. M. C. Arterburn, who was making her home with him at the time of his death. While Mr. Scott had never connected himself with any church he lived a life consistent with the Christian faith, was a good neighbor and true gentleman and enjoyed the friendship and esteem of a wide acquaintance.

(Thursday, January 19, 1922)

Dr. Cullius Webb Dies at Clarksville

Dr. Cullius Webb, a native of Sumner County, died several days ago at his home near Clarksville. Dr. Webb was born and reared near Dry Fork. He was 64 years old and for many years had been one of the most prominent and successful physicians of Montgomery County.

(Thursday, January 19, 1922)

Aged Portland Citizen Succumbs to Illness

Portland, Jan. 13.-Died at his home in our city, Wednesday evening, January 11, 1922, "Uncle Bud,"  Bailey, aged 91 years. "Uncle Bud," as he was familiarly and affectionately known by young and old of this city and county, had been in ill health for the past two weeks, and on account of his extreme old age, death was not unexpected by his relatives and friends. He leaves one son and many relatives.

(Thursday, January 19, 1922)

Child's Death Results From Severe Burns

Bethpage, Jan. 11.-The two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irby Moncrief of near Anglea died at their home from the result of burns which it received two weeks ago. The child was playing in the kitchen where its mother was washing, and in some way turned over kettle of scalding water that burned it seriously. The burial was held at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

(Thursday, January 19, 1922)


News has been received that Cormack Malone, a former resident of Mitchellville, was thrown from a motorcycle in Ohio and killed.

(Thursday, January 26, 1922)


Mrs. Joe Moncrief was called to Gallatin last week by the death of her nephew, Jim Stewart.

(Thursday, January 26, 1922)

Mack D. Rickman Dies At Hartsville

Hartsville, Jan. 24.-Mack D. Rickman, one of the most prominent citizens of this county, died at his home here this morning at 5:30 o'clock after a long illness. His funeral will be held some time tomorrow.

(Thursday, January 26, 1922)

Death of Mrs. Bettie Prince Coussens

Friends and relatives mourn the death of Mrs. Bettie Prince Coussens at St. Louis, Mo., January 1, 1922. Mrs. Coussens was born at Gallatin, Tennessee, March 18, 1846, and was the daughter of William and Eliza Howell Prince. Mrs. Coussens was married here on August 6, 1874, to Andrew H. Coussens, and resided in Nashville until the summer of 1883, since which time she had made her home in St. Louis. Mrs. Coussens, was a beautiful woman of rare talent and charm, a gifted writer of prose and poetry and a woman of great charity and many good works. She was editor of "The Tuxedo Church Visitor." a religious publication chiefly valuable for the contributions from her magic pen, also St. Louis correspondent to the "Sunny South." Mrs. Coussens was a devoted wife and mother, a member of the Church of Christ since 1878. Through many bereavements and afflictions the Light of Faith was never extinguished, burning brightly until the end. Two of her poems, "The Resurrection Morn" and "A Cry of the Heart" read at her funeral, served to illustrate the strength of her faith. None knew her but to love her nor named her but to praise. Mrs. Coussens was the mother of seven children-four daughters and three sons, four of whom survive her.

(Thursday, January 26, 1922)

Tragic Death Of Dan Buntin

Afflicted With Incurable Malady, Takes His Own Life.

Nashville, Jan. 19.-The many friends of Daniel C. Buntin, widely-known realtor and business man, were shocked by the news of his death, which occurred shortly after 1 o'clock Wednesday, at his home, 2500 Kensington Place. Mr. Buntin shot himself through the heart, death being instantaneous. His act was attributed to his declining health, as for the past three years he had been afflicted with an incurable malady. Born near Portland. Daniel C. Buntin was born on the country estate of the family in the first civil district of Robertson County near Portland on Aug. 1, 1874, and is a descendant of a line of ancestry that has distinguished themselves in the religious, judicial and military history of the state. He was educated in the preparatory schools of Nashville, the University of the South, at Sewanee, Tenn., and the Vanderbilt Law School. However, after graduating, he did not follow the law but entered upon the real estate business in Nashville, where he soon took a very enviable position. His operations also extended to other sections. He built the Arcade, bought the ground for the Tennessee Central in Nashville, located the Santa Fe Railroad in Amarillo, Texas, and developed large areas and irrigation projects in and around Laramie, Wyo. Wherever he went he was known and admired and his courage and ability were widely recognized. Surviving Relatives. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elsie Caldwell Buntin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Caldwell; two children, Tomas Craighead Buntin, 19, and May Winston Buntin, 7; two brothers, Charles E. Buntin and Allison Buntin, both of Nashville; his mother, Mrs. Jennie C. Buntin; his adopted mother, Mrs. R. A. Craighead.

(Thursday, January 26, 1922)

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the kindness shown us during the illness and death of our dear mother and grandmother, Mrs. W. B. Bruce. Her Children and Grandchildren.

(Thursday, January 26, 1922)

Executive Notice.

Having qualified as Executrix of the estate of Mrs. Oma Durham, deceased, on December 22 nd, 1921, this is to notify all parties indebted to said estate to make settlement with me at Bethpage, Tenn., and all parties having claims against said estate to file same duly proven with: Harvey L. Brown, Clerk of the County Court, Gallatin, Tenn., as required by law in the settlement of estates. Mrs. Bettie Roark, Extrix. This Dec. 22, 1921.

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