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Obituaries July, 1912

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(Thursday, July 4, 1912)

Remains to be Sent Here. Mr. James A. Matthew of this county, whose son, Jas. A. Matthew, was killed at Camp Keithley, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, April 27, 1911, while a member of Company L., 6th Infantry, has received information from the War Department that the deceased's remains, which are now in the government's vault at San Francisco, will be sent to Gallatin for burial at an early date. According to the records on file in the War Department young Matthew, while acting as corporal of the guard and on a tour of inspection, was mistaken by a sentinel for a hostile Moro and was shot twice by him before he could make himself known. He died shortly thereafter while on the way to the hospital.

(Thursday, July 4, 1912)

James Barber - After an extended illness Mr. Jas. Barber, a prominent citizen of the fourteenth district, died Sunday night and was buried Monday at Sulphuria. Mr. Barber was about fifty years of age, and was a quiet, unassuming man well liked by all who knew him. He is survived by two daughters and a son.

(Thursday, July 4, 1912)

Good Man Dead - Mr. H. T. Fowler, aged 72 years, died at his home east of Portland last Monday morning at 3:20 o'clock. Mr. Fowler is a well known and highly respected gentleman and has many warm friends in and near Portland. He was a devoted member of Old Fountain Head Methodist Church, of which he had efficiently served as a steward for a number of years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Fowler is survived by his wife and five children: Messrs. C. C. and W. A. Fowler of near Portland, Mrs. Guil Butt of Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. W. H. Brizendine of near Gallatin and Mrs. Ada Hobdy of near Portland, all of whom were present at the time of his death. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at Portland Methodist Church by Rev. J. F. Beasley in the presence of a large congregation of sorrowing relatives and friends. The burial took place in Portland Cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of many friends. Portland Herald.

(Thursday, July 4, 1912)

Mrs. Thomas Newton - Mrs. Thomas Newton, formerly Miss Ercie Coles who at one time lived in Sumner County, died at her home in Wilson County at two o'clock Tuesday morning. The burial was at the Newton Burial Ground in this county Tuesday afternoon with services at the grave by Rev. W. W. Suddarth and Rev. Alf Robinson. The deceased was thirty-five years old and leaves a husband and one child.

(Thursday, July 4, 1912)

J. Alexander Donelson - J. Alexander Donelson, son of J. Branch Donelson formerly of Gallatin and grandson of Gen. Donelson for whom Fort Donelson was named, died at his home in Birmingham Sunday night. The remains were sent here and interred in the Gallatin Cemetery Monday morning. The deceased was 27 years of age, and had been an invalid nearly all his life, but bore his suffering patiently. He was a member of the Baptist Church. His friends were numerous as he spent the largest part of his life in Gallatin. His father was for a long time Mayor of Gallatin. The Donelson family moved from here to Birmingham about eight or ten years ago. The deceased is survived by his father and mother, two brothers and two sisters.

(Thursday, July 4, 1912)

Shackle Island - Timothy Dickson, the nine month old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Elizer died of whooping cough Saturday morning at 8 0'clock. The remains were interred in Beech Cemetery the following day in the presence of a large concourse of sympathizing friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. K. Carlock.

(Thursday, July 4, 1912)

Personals - Mr. Jas. Shannon, father of Mrs. C. E. Hawkins, died at his home at Franklin, Tenn., last week.

(Thursday, July 11, 1912)

Mrs. Bettie Head - Mrs. Bettie Head, wife of M. E. Head died at her home in Gallatin yesterday. The burial will take place at Gallatin Cemetery this afternoon at 3 o'clock with funeral services at the grave by Rev. E. A. Elam. More extended notice next week.

(Thursday, July 11, 1912)

Chas. B. Allen, Jr. - The death of Chas. B. Allen, Jr. little son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Allen occurred Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at their home on East Main Street. His death resulted from lock-jaw which was the result of an injury received a week ago. He was helping to unload a sewing machine in Gallatin when it fell on him seriously lacerating the muscles of his leg. The bereaved parents have the profound sympathy of the community. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Geo. L. Beale at the family residence on East Main Street Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, July 11, 1912)

Mrs. Ursy Newton Dead. - The remains of Mrs. Ursy Cole Newton who died at her home in Wilson County, Monday night July 2nd were brought to the Old Blakemore Place and interred in the family burying ground, Tuesday at 4 o'clock p.m. Mrs. Newton was a native of Sumner County having been married to T. D. Newton of Gallatin 13 years ago. She was a Christian in the highest sense of the word, and lived a life of devotion to her family.

(Thursday, July 11, 1912)

Mrs. Ida Riggs - Mrs. Ida Riggs, aged 36 years, died at her home at Hall Town on Friday evening, June 28, 1912. She leaves a husband, mother, one brother, one sister, four children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Funeral services were conducted at her home by Rev. Frank Briley in the presence of a large congregation of sorrowing relatives and friends. Her remains were laid to rest at Hall Town Cemetery. The family has the sympathy of many friends. Portland Herald.

(Thursday, July 11, 1912)

A. B. C. - The little infant of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Turner, was buried at Pleasant Grove Sunday.

(Thursday, July 18, 1912)

Sad Tragedy Last Thursday - Mrs. Chas. B. Allen Takes Her Own Life at Home On East Main Street. - Mentally unbalanced by grief on account of the death of her 10 year old son who died of lock jaw last week Mrs. Charles B. Allen took her own life by hanging at her home on East Main Street in Gallatin last Friday afternoon. (More on this article.) The burial was at the Gallatin Cemetery Saturday morning at 11 0'clock with funeral services at the Methodist Church by Rev. Geo. L. Beale.

(Thursday, July 18, 1912)

B. A. Long. - Bethpage, Tenn., July 11. - A telegram received here today by Z. T. Key announces the death of his brother-in-law, B. A. Long, at Mayfield, Ky., from the effects of a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Long was born at Morristown, in this state, 70 years ago. He was a Confederate veteran, and after the close of the Civil War he came with his father to Sumner County, where he resided for several years. About thirty years ago he removed to Mayfield, Ky., where he was married. He is survived by his wife and three children, three sisters, Mrs. Low Stinson, Mrs. Rachel Key of Mayfield, and Mrs. Z. T. Key of Gallatin, and one brother, ex-sheriff J. P. Long of Mayfield. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

(Thursday, July 18, 1912)

John Gourley - Mr. John Gourley, son of Wm. Gourley of this county and well known traveling man of St. Louis, was killed by accident at a railroad station in East St. Louis last Saturday. He was standing near the track when two cars which were being coupled came together near him. The concussion of the air knocked him down. He was picked up and carried into the station but seemingly soon recovered sufficiently to board the train. When about 12 miles out he became suddenly dangerously ill and the train was hurried back to St. Louis but Mr. Gourley died soon after reaching the station. He is survived by his wife and two children. The remains were brought to Gallatin and buried in the local Cemetery Sunday afternoon.

(Thursday, July 18, 1912)

Mrs. Bettie Head - The death of Mrs. Bettie Head, wife of Mr. M. E. Head, occurred at their home in Gallatin last Wednesday. Mrs. Head's maiden name was Elizabeth Ann Yeager. She was born in this county in December, 1850, and was married to Mr. Head March 1, 1868. To this union one child, a son, was born who died many years ago. Mrs. Head was a member of the Christian Church and a splendid Christian lady whose every acquaintance was a devoted friend. Though ill for many months she had borne her suffering with patient fortitude. A large concourse of people attended the funeral and burial at 3 o'clock p.m. at the Gallatin Cemetery last Thursday.

   


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