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Obituaries July - August, 1920

Sumner County News - from Microfilm

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(Thursday, July 22, 1920) 

Mrs. J. T. Peyton

Mrs. Mary Peyton, wife of J. T. Peyton, died at their home in Nashville last Tuesday. Her death followed an illness of several months. The deceased was ? (black spot on microfilm) years of age. Before her marriage to Mr. Peyton she was Miss Mary Sanders. She was reared in Rutherford County near Smyrna, Tennessee. Mrs. Peyton was a woman of excellent Christian character and had been since girlhood a faithful member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Tom Peyton of Adams, D. Peyton of Nashville, J. B. Peyton of Gallatin, Mrs. Mattie Close of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. R. M. Whiteside of Gallatin, with whom the deceased made her home for many years. Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon by Rev. W. T. Dale. Burial was at the Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville.

(Thursday, July 22, 1920)  

Mrs. W. R. Clark

Mrs. Nancy Rebecca Clark, wife of W. R. Clark, died at their home on Cemetery Street at 12 o'clock Friday, July 17th. She was born in Allen County, Kentucky, February 17, 1839, coming to this county about thirty five years ago. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Church and possessed a true Christian character. She is survived by her husband and four grown children - three sons and one daughter. The remains were carried to Mount Pleasant, Kentucky for burial Sunday.

(Thursday, July 22, 1920)  

Charlie O'Dell

Charlie Green O'Dell died at the home of his brother, Eugene O'Dell, near South Tunnel Sunday, July 18. The deceased was 39 years of age and had been in ill health for over six months. He was a member of the Christian Church. The remains were brought here on the afternoon train Tuesday for burial at the Gallatin Cemetery. Funeral services were held there by Rev. H. L. Olmstead of the Gallatin Christian Church. He is survived by three brothers, Eugene O'Dell of South Tunnel., Harold and J. C. O'Dell of Gallatin, and one sister, Mrs. F. J. Johnson of Augusta, Ark.

(Thursday, July 22, 1920)  

Miss Donie Jackson

Miss Donie Jackson, daughter of Rascoe Jackson, died at the home of her father on the Dobbins pike Saturday night, July 17th. She was fourteen years of age and had been in ill health for several months. She is survived by her father, one sister and two brothers. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Sunday afternoon by Dr. D. M. Ausmus of the Gallatin Methodist Church. Burial was held at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, July 22, 1920)  

Westmoreland

The remains of Cynthia Carter Blankenship, who died at their home in Nashville, arrived here Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and were conveyed to the home of her brother-in-law, D. R. Blankenship, to await interment the following day. Mr. and Mrs. Blankenship both having been raised in this community have a lot of friends who sympathize with the family in their bereavement. Mrs. Blankenship was the daughter of the late Carney Carter of Turner's Station. She leaves her husband and three small children, her mother, Mrs. Mollie Carter, who was with her at the time of her death, and several brothers and sisters and a number of relatives to mourn her loss. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. E. Doss of East End Church, Nashville, with interment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

(Thursday, July 29, 1920)  

Mrs. J. W. Wooten

Mrs. W. B. Wooten, mother of J. W. Wooten of Gallatin, died at her home in Bowling Green, Ky., Sunday night, July 25th. She was 92 years of age and had been in failing health for more than a year. She is survived by the following children: W. B. Wooten of Gallatin, Prof. J. G. Wooten of Paris, Texas, Mrs. W. B. Hill of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. T. J. Townsen of Bowling, Kentucky. Funeral services and burial were held at Russellville, Ky. at noon Tuesday. The deceased was a faithful and lifelong member of the Church of Christ.

(Thursday, July 29, 1920)  

Poisoned Candy Kills Inmate - Of Tennessee Hospital For Insane - Several Others Dangerously Ill.

July 24th - One woman is dead and four others are recovering from serious illness resulting from eating poisoned candy sent to an inmate of the Middle Tennessee Hospital for the Insane last Wednesday. The Dead: Mrs. Susie Brooks, inmate - The convalescents: Mrs. Susie Littrell, inmate, Mrs. Dora Borders, inmate, Miss Willie Caffey, attendant, Mrs. J. Ivey, attendant. Police are hunting today for the party guilty of sending the poisoned candy which was consigned to Mrs. Litrell. (Long article.) Within a few minutes after eating the candy, the victims became suddenly ill and Mrs. Brooks who was the first to feel the effects of the poison, went into convulsions and died within 30 minutes. The deceased was a native of Sumner County, as well as Mrs. Littrell, to whom the poisoned candy was consigned.

(Thursday, July 29, 1920)  

Blonnie Legge

The body of Blonnie Legge, of Portland, who died in France nearly two years ago, was brought back Friday, July 16th. The remains were carried to the residence of Houston Legge, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gus Austin. Burial was held Friday afternoon.

(Thursday, July 29, 1920)  

G. C. Durham

Granville C. Durham, a prominent citizen of Sumner County, died at his home in the Twelfth District near Westmoreland Friday, July 23rd. His death followed a brief illness of typhoid fever. The deceased was a life long resident of this county and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He was 39 years of age and a son of Wyatt Durham. He was a brother of Robert Durham, a leading merchant of Westmoreland. His wife, three sons and one daughter survive him. Funeral services were held at New Hope Church, followed by burial at the same place.

(Thursday, August 5, 1920)  

Mrs. Fred S. Day

Mrs. Hattie Clarl Day died at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon, July 31, at her home on Franklin Street. She had been ill only a short time, having returned from Texas a few weeks ago where she spent the winter. The deceased was the widow of the late Fred S. Day, a well known citizen of Gallatin. Before her marriage to Mr. Day in 1876 she was Miss Hattie Clark. In 1885 Mr. and Mrs. Day moved to a farm on the Dobbins Pike near Gallatin where they resided for twenty three years before moving to Gallatin. Mrs. Day was 67 years of age. She had been since girlhood a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church. She was possessed of a beautiful Christian character and was held in high esteem by the people of the community. Many relatives and friends here and elsewhere are made sad by her death. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Chilton of Commamche, Texas, and Miss Mabel Day of Gallatin, and a niece, Mrs. Edwin Lane, also of Gallatin. Funeral services were conducted at the Gallatin Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon by Dr. C. C. McNeill, followed by interment at Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, August 5, 1920)  

Owen Dillard

Owen Dillard died Friday morning, July 30th, at the old Dillard homestead near Center Point Methodist Church. He was 74 years of age and had been a consistent member of the Center Point Methodist Church for a number of years. Interment was at the Beech Cemetery Saturday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Collier of Goodlettsville.

(Thursday, August 12, 1920)  

Prof. D. A. Williams

Prof. D. A. Williams died Thursday afternoon, August 5th at the home of his father-in-law at Franklin, Tennessee. He had been in ill health for several months. Mr. Williams had been for many years a teacher in Franklin with M. D. Mooney at Battle Ground Academy and later principal of Galloway College, Searcy, Arkansas. Last year he was co-principal with his nephew S. W. Williams, of the Williams Training School of Gallatin. He was a member of the Methodist Church and lived a Christian life. He won many friends by his genial nature who regret to learn of his death. He leaves one daughter, Cornelia Williams; one sister, Mrs. Florence Mudd of San Francisco, California; three brothers, Messrs. Claude Williams of Albany, Alabama, Thos. H. Williams of Montgomery, Ala. and John Williams of Fayetteville. Funeral services were conducted at the Franklin Methodist Church at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning. 

(Thursday, August 12, 1920)  

In Memoriam.

In loving remembrance of my dear brother, Ernest F. Ryan, who departed this life five years ago today, August 8, 1915. (Long article.)

(Thursday, August 12, 1920)  

In Memoriam

Dr. Xavier Bichat Haynie passed away June 12th, 1920, at his home in Gallatin. Tennessee, in the 72nd year of his age, and upon the altar of a life long friendship I reverently lay this tribute of love and affection. (Long article) About four years ago Dr. Haynie suffered a stroke of paralysis, and while unable to take his place in the business world again, his patience in suffering and unfailing cheerfulness were an inspiration to those who knew him best. To the devoted wife and daughter, sister and brother, my heart goes out in loving sympathy. Katherine S. Babb

(Thursday, August 19, 1920)  

Mrs. Rainey Skeen

Portland, Aug. 15 - Mrs. Rainey Skeen, living one mile west of town, died Friday and was buried yesterday at the Portland Cemetery. Mrs. Skeen had been ill for a number of years. She is survived by her husband.

(Thursday, August 19, 1920)  

Soldier's Body Returned - Remains of John Alexander Brought Back From Overseas. - The body of John Trimble Alexander of Gallatin, who died overseas while in the services of his country, arrived here Wednesday from New York. Young Alexander contracted pneumonia while waiting at a port in England to return to the United States after the armistice was signed and died December 24th. He was a member of Company B. 114th Machine Gun Battalion and had been in France about nine months. He was in the thickest of the fighting and helped to break the Hindenburg line. He left a splendid record as a brave soldier. The deceased was a son of Mrs. Mary E. Alexander of Gallatin and left for the training camp with the first draft in the fall of 1917. He was a young man of genial nature and numbered his friends by the score. Funeral services were conducted from the afternoon train, Wednesday. Burial was at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, August 19, 1920)  

Sumner County Negro Killed Near Willard.

Bethpage, Aug. 16, A telephone message received here reported that Gallie Mitchell, a Negro man 32 years of age, had been shot and killed by a Lyles Negro near Willard in Trousdale County. It is reported the Negroes met in the road and trouble over a former disagreement ensued, whereupon Lyles shot Mitchell with a revolver, killing him instantly. Both parties resided near Gravel Hill in this county. Mitchell was married. Lyles has been placed under arrest.

(Thursday, August 19, 1920)  

Mrs. John Gasey

Mrs. Unie Gasey, wife of John Gasey, died at her home near Cotton Town at 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 11th. She was born in the community in which she died May 18, 1852. She was previous to her marriage Miss Unie Hassell. She had been for a number of years a member of the Christian Church and was a woman of lovable character. Her husband and several children survive her. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Thursday. The burial was had at the Hassell burying ground at Cotton Town.

(Thursday, August 19, 1920)  

J. H. Hadley

James Holmes Hadley died at his home in Nashville, 623 Fourth Avenue, Wednesday August 11. Mr. Hadley was born in Hartsville, Trousdale County, but moved with his parents when a child to Sumner County, where he lived until 3 years of age, when he moved to Hadley's Bend. He had lived in Nashville about a year. Mr. Hadley had been a devout member of the Christian Church since boyhood, and for many years was a deacon of the church at Bush's Chapel. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Hughes Hadley, and eight children: Porter L. of Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. C. M. McGee of Chicago; Mrs. C. C. Edmonds of Indianapolis, Ind.; Mrs. J. W. Hunter of Madisonville, Ky.; and Walter, James, Cappie and Tennie all of Nashville; two brothers and one sister, W. L. Hadley of Sumner County, D. H. Hadley of San Antonio, Texas, and Mesr. John Campsey of Sumner County. Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 10 o'clock Friday morning by Elder Arthur Rutledge of Gallatin. Burial was at Spring Hill.

(Thursday, August 26, 1920)  

Mrs. George May

Mrs. Josie May, wife of George May, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, August 21, at her home on the Dobbins Pike. The deceased was 48 years of age and was formerly Miss Josie Baskerville. She is survived by her husband and several children. Funeral services were conducted Monday followed by burial at the Bush's Chapel Cemetery on the Dobbin's Pike.

(Thursday, August 26, 1920)  

Hartsville Colored Youth Killed By Automobile.

Hartsville, Aug. 20. - James Williams, colored, was struck by an automobile driven by Johnnie Beal, about 8 o'clock last Saturday night and almost instantly killed. The accident occurred just outside the corporate limits in East Hartsville, near the residence of Walter Andrews.

(Thursday, August 26, 1920)  

Girl Drops Dead While On Visit

Franklin, Ky., Aug. 20. - News has reached here of the death of Miss Hassie Wilkerson, 22 years old, of Franklin, which occurred Wednesday at Hendersonville, Tenn. She dropped dead of heart disease at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Crit Moore, who she had been visiting.

(Thursday, August 26, 1920)  

Joe McNeill

Portland, Aug. 24. - Joe McNeill, aged 85, died at his home. He was one of the best loved and most respected old men of the community. He was born and raised near Gallatin, Tenn. He leaves four sons and three daughters. Three of his sons and one daughter now reside in California.

(Thursday, August 26, 1920)  

Chas. W. Perdue

Portland, Aug. 20. - Charles W. Perdue, aged 57, died at his home one mile east of Portland Saturday, August 7th. Services were conducted at Old Fountain Head the following day by Rev. Mr. Ray and the remains were laid to rest in the Old Fountain Head Cemetery. Mr. Perdue leaves two sons and five daughters.


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