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Obituaries June - July, 1910

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(Thursday, June 9, 1910)

A. B. C.

The infant daughter of James Moncrief was buried May 27th with funeral services conducted by Rev. J. F. Baggett.

(Thursday, June 16, 1910)

Death of Mrs. Lafferty

Mrs. Mollie Douglass Lafferty, wife of William T. Lafferty of Nashville, died Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of her brother, James M. Douglass of Number One, this county. Mrs. Lafferty came up for a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Douglass Saturday and was taken ill soon after her arrival. Her death was due to convulsions. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Church and has many relatives and friends here and in Davidson County who greatly regret her death. She was married to Mr. Lafferty about two years ago. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. W. Seay at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Douglass Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. The remains were conveyed to Nashville on the 2 p. m., train Tuesday, the burial following at Mt. Olivet. The funeral services were concluded there by Rev. W. J. Collier of Fayetteville, Tenn.

(Thursday, June 16, 1910)

James Ashburner

James Ashburner of Saundersville died at the Tennessee Hospital in Nashville Tuesday morning, June 7th, at 6 o'clock. His death was due to gastritis from which he had been ill since Sunday. He was born at Borrowing Furnace, North England sixty-three years ago. He came to America in 1873 and settled in Waldena County, Minn. Where he resided with his family until ten months ago. At that time he removed to this county and purchased the old Douglass farm near Saundersville. Mr. Ashburner is survived by his wife and one son. He was a man of splendid information having in early life served as newspaper correspondent and later traveled in all parts of the world. The burial occurred at the Gallatin Cemetery, Friday morning, June 10th.

(Thursday, June 16, 1910)

Mrs. George House

The death of Mrs. George House occurred at Central Hospital Nashville last Friday night. She was 47 years old and before her marriage was Miss Mollie Fondville. She was popular and beloved by the people of Gallatin, but for eleven years had suffered from an unfortunate mental affliction, having ? that time at the Central Hospital. She is survived by one daughter. The burial occurred Sunday at 2 p. m., with services at the grave by Rev. W. B. Lowry.

(Thursday, June 16, 1910)

Dr. James Dead

Dr. A. D. James, former Congressman from the Third District of Kentucky, and one of the best known Republicans in the State died of Bright's disease at his home in Penrod, Kentucky, at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday night. Dr, James was sixty years of age last February and for some time past had been in wretched health. His family gave up hope for his recovery several days. Fr. James was born in Butler County over sixty years ago, but when a young man, he removed to Muhlenberg County, where for a number of years he was engaged in the practice of medicine, and in this profession he made quite a name for himself and in a short time he acquiesced to the wishes of his friends and forsook the practice of medicine to enter the potitiarena. He served one term in Congress retiring from that office several years ago. Dr. James was a brother of Mrs. J. S. Booker of Portland, Tenn.

(Thursday, June 23, 1910)

A Sudden Death

Jas. W. Durham Dies Suddenly in His Store at Bransford

James W. Durham of Bransford, one of the most prominent citizens of this section, died suddenly at Bransford last Thursday evening at 6 o'clock. His death was due to heart failure he having been in ill health for some months. Mr. Durham was a native of Sumner County where he spent his entire life. He was 58 years of age and had been long identified with the business interest of the Bransford Community, having by industry and business acumen accumulated a comfortable estate. At the time of his death he was proprietor of a general merchandise store at Bransford. He was a member of the Bethpage Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at that place Saturday morning at 10 o'clock by Rev. H. M. Jarvis and Rev. C. R. Wade, the burial following at Bethpage Cemetery.

(Thursday, June 23, 1910)


Lafayette, Tenn., June 18, 1910. Mrs. Clyde Pearson, wife of E. W. Person, Undertaker at Gallatin, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse West, died Saturday, June the fourth. Touching and impressive services were held at both the residence and the Baptist Church, after which the remains were interred in the family cemetery. Well will she be remembered as an obedient daughter, a loving wife, a tender mother, and a kind and devoted sister.

(Thursday, June 23, 1910)

Wm. B. Miers

The following account of the death of a former citizen of Gallatin is taken from the Dallas, Texas. Morning News of June 11th: A telegram received last night announced the death in Hot Springs yesterday afternoon of William Bates Miers of Dallas. He had left this city Wednesday morning for rest and recuperation, feeling greatly improved after an attack of rheumatism and partial paralysis that came last fall during the Fair. A letter written on Thursday by him to Mrs. Miers told of his safe arrival and excellent condition. The telegram a few minutes later told of the sudden death. Mr. Miers was born in Gallatin, Tenn., Feb. 20, 1862. As a boy of 14 he came to Dallas with his sister to reside in 1876. This has been his home ever since. In 1898 he was married to Miss Lizzie Lawrence of Gallatin who survives him. His brother, R. W. Miers of Dallas, a sister, Mrs. Alice V. Crump of Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. George Peevey of Farmersville, are his relatives in Texas. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He belonged to Tannehill Lodge of Masons. The body will be brought to Dallas for interment.

(Thursday, June 30, 1910)

George Renfro

The death of George Renfro occurred at the home of his father-in-law, Henry Webb, near Rock Bridge last Saturday. He had been ill but two days. He was 30 years old and leaves a young wife. He had been married but a few months. The burial took place at the Patterson burying ground near Rock Bridge Sunday.

(Thursday, June 30, 1910)

Died Last Sunday

Mrs. H. L. Fitzgerald, wife of H. Lytle Fitzgerald of Nashville, died last Sunday afternoon at the home of her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Fitzgerald in Gallatin after an illness several weeks. She was removed from her home in Nashville to Gallatin the first of June but gradually grew worse until her death. Before her marriage just one year ago to Mr. Fitzgerald she was Miss Lucile Elston, daughter of Mr. Harry B. Elston of Nashville. She died on the first anniversary of her marriage. Mrs. Fitzgerald was a member of the Woodland Street Presbyterian Church in Nashville and was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. Funeral services were conducted at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock by Rev. Nesbit of Nashville and Rev. R. M. DuBose of Gallatin. The burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, July 7, 1910)

Esquire J. H. McGlothlin

Dies at His Home in the Sixteenth District at the Age of Sixty-One

Esquire J. H. McGlothlin of the Sixteenth District died at his home at Portland last Wednesday, June 29, after an illness which had lasted for several weeks. His health had been poor for a long time and his death, while greatly lamented, was not unexpected. He was sixty-one years old and had been a Justice of the Peace for the Sixteenth District for several years. Esq. McGlothlin was a native of Sumner County and had spent most of his life at Portland. He was a genial gentleman and his death is a distinct loss to both the community in which he lived and the county which he had so faithfully served as an official. He is survived by his wife and five children, to wit: Messrs. John and Walter McGlothlin of Nashville, Mrs. Jennie Freeman of Springfield and Misses Ida and Bessie McGlothlin of Portland. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church at Portland Thursday morning by the pastor, Rev. George W. Nackels, the burial following at the Portland Cemetery.

(Thursday, July 7, 1910)

Died Near Riddleton

J. V. Bowles, son of Mrs. Bowles of Gallatin and brother of Miss Ellen Bowles died at his home two and one-half miles East of Riddleton, Smith County, last Saturday at 1 o'clock p. m. Mr. Bowles was 40 years of age and he had been ill for some time, his death being due to tuberculosis. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was highly esteemed in his community. The burial took place at the family graveyard Sunday afternoon at 3 p. m. with appropriate funeral services.

(Thursday, July 7, 1910)

Died at Fairfield

News has reached here of the death of Miss Eliza Kepley which occurred near Fairfield last Thursday. More extended account of her life will be published next week.

(Thursday, July 7, 1910)

Died at Portland

Mrs. F. D. Dye, wife of J. F. Dye, died at her home at Portland Sunday morning, July 3. She was a member of a prominent family, being a daughter of Mr. R. W. Bradley and a sister of Dr. M. L. Bradley of Saddlersville. She was also the mother of Dr. W. B. Dye of Saddlersville. She is survived by her husband and two children. The burial occurred at Portland Cemetery Monday at 10 o'clock a. m.

(Thursday, July 7, 1910)

Useful Life Ended

Miss Bettie Hill died at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of her brother, Mr. R. G. Hill, three miles out on the Long Hollow Pike after an illness of several months. She was seventy-three years of age and was born in Wilson County but removed with her parents to the old family homestead near Rock Bridge this county early in life. To the hour of her death she was a consistent and faithful member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church which she joined in 1860. Her membership first at Dry Fork but was later removed to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Gallatin. She was one of Sumner County's noblest and best of Christian women, her life having been full of generous deeds of charity. Though she had lived her allotted time her death is mourned by many, and all will agree that the world was made better and happier because she lived. She is survived by two brothers, Messrs. R. G. Hill and Jesse J. Hill, and one sister, Miss Dealiah Hill, all of this county. Funeral services were conducted at the residence yesterday at 10 a. m. by Rev. I. C. Hoskins. The burial followed at the Gallatin Cemetery.


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