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Obituaries January, 1911

Typed and Contributed by Linda Carpenter

(Thursday, January 5, 1911)

Her Burns Proved Fatal

Sad Death of Mrs. Martha Wilson Whiteside at Nashville

A sad death of recent date was that of Mrs. Martha Wilson Whiteside, wife of Edwin Whiteside of this county. She was fatally burned at the home of her father, Judge S. F. Wilson in Nashville on Thursday evening, Dec. 22. She had gone into the bathroom and while attempting to light the gas heater her bath robe caught fire and before the flames were extinguished she was so seriously burned that death resulted the following evening at 9:30 o'clock. Her younger sister, Miss Mayme Wilson, made a heroic effort to save her and was herself painfully burned about the hands and arms. The burial occurred at the Gallatin Cemetery on Christmas Day at 2 o'clock p. m. The death of Mrs. Whiteside came as a shock to the many friends of herself and her husband in this section.

(Thursday, January 5, 1911)

Joins The Silent Ranks

Alfred Frakes Dies at His Home on Long Hollow Pike Dec. 29

Alfred Frakes, a highly respected citizen of the Fourth District, died at his home on the Long Hollow Pike at 6 o'clock Thursday morning, December 29. His death was due to dropsy from which he had been seriously ill for several weeks. He was 61 years of age, a native of this county, and a good citizen who bore the highest esteem of his wife and two children, to wit: Gus Frakes of Nashville and Miss Lizzie Frakes. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence Friday morning at 10 o'clock by Rev. I. C. Hoskins of the Christian Church of which the deceased was a consistent member. The burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, January 5, 1911)

Cotton Town, Route 1.

Mary, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Key died Friday, Dec. 30.

Shackle Island

Mrs. Montie Merrill died at her home in Nashville Christmas Day and was buried in Beech Cemetery Monday following. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. K. Carlock.

Mrs. Annie Frazier, age 92 years, died at home of her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Pillow, near Hendersonville last Friday. Her remains were laid to rest in the Averette burying ground Saturday.

Mrs. Bettie Hullett died of old age Friday and was buried at Beech Saturday at 2 p. m.

(Thursday, January 12, 1911)

James Watkins

James Watkins age 92 years died at his home near Saundersville Monday morning. He was buried at the Beech Cemetery the following day. Mr. Watkins was a charter member of Beech Lodge F. & A. M.

(Thursday, January 12, 1911)

J. J. Troetschel, one of Sumner County's most highly respected citizens, died Sunday night at his home, two miles east of Gallatin, on the Scottsville Pike, after a three day illness of bronchitis, combined with la grippe. The deceased was born in Germany, and was 78 years of age. He came to America when comparatively young and located in Marysville, O., from which place he came to Gallatin about twenty five years ago. He was a stone-mason by trade, but since his removal to Sumner County he was engaged in farming. He is survived by his wife and three grown children-Miss Kate, Walter and George Troetschel. The remains were carried Monday night to Marysville, O, his former home for interment.

(Thursday, January 12, 1911)

Mrs. G. M. Gillespie

Mrs. G. M. Gillespie, age 74 years, widow of the late Maj. G. M. Gillespie, died at her residence two miles from Bethpage last Thursday. Her death was due to the infirmities of age. She was a consistent Christian lady and leaves many friends to morn her death. Mrs. Gillespie had been for a number of years a member of the Christian Church. She is survived by five children: Thomas, James and Jake Gillespie, Mrs. R. C. Harris and Mrs. John W. Baker, all of this county. The burial was at Bethpage with funeral services by Elder I. C. Hoskins and Rev. C. R. Wade.

(Thursday, January 12, 1911)

James Pearson

The death of James Pearson, one of the oldest and best known citizens of this community, occurred at his home in Gallatin last Saturday. He was a native of this county and was in the 77th year of his age. He was many years a blacksmith in Gallatin and had a wide acquaintance throughout this section. The burial occurred at the Gallatin Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. His death was due to paralysis from which he had suffered for several years.

(Thursday, January 12, 1911)

Rev. Daniel Ausbrooks

Rev. Daniel Ausbrooks, an aged minister of the Hard Schell Baptist Church and a prominent citizen of this county, died at an early hour last Sunday morning at the home of his son-in-law, Albert Bradley, near Bethpage. Mr. Ausbrooks was a native of Sumner County and was born in 1832. He was married to Miss Susan Moncrief, also of this county in 1853, and of this union eight children survive. He was a good citizen and held in high esteem by all who knew him. He was a member of the Odd Fellows at Westmoreland. The burial occurred at Rock Bridge Monday at 11 a. m. with services under the auspices of the Odd Fellows.



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