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Obituaries June, 1905

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Gallatin Sumner County News (MISC.)
Microfilm Roll #501 - Date: 1905 - 1911

(Saturday June 3, 1905)

 "Buck" Moody Commits Suicide By Shooting.

W. H. ("Buck") Moody, keeper of the second toll gate on the Scottsville Pike, committed suicide by shooting himself with a revolver about 4 o'clock yesterday morning. About five minutes before the fatal shot was fired Mrs. Moody and her daughter went into the kitchen to make a fire and prepare the family's breakfast. Hearing the report of the revolver they rushed into the room and found that Moody had removed the pillows to the foot of the bed, piled them up so as to elevate his head, calmly laid down and then, opening his mouth and taking the muzzle of the revolver between his teeth, had fired, the bullet going direct into the brain. Dr. J. B. Head was called, but Moody expired before his arrival. The only cause that can be assigned for Moody's rash act is ill health. For some time his health had been such as to cause uneasiness to his family and friends. He was a man about 45 or 50 years old, and was a native of the Bethpage community. He had been a cripple from birth and was unable to perform manual labor, but for about twenty years had been in the employee of the Scottsville Turnpike Co. as keeper of the gate above Bethpage, the first gate out of Nashville and the gate at Sideview. The revolver used by him was one that he had owned since his marriage, and at night it was kept on the table by his bedside. Mr. Moody is survived by his wife and three children.

(Saturday June 3, 1905)

Found The Mother Dead In Her Bed.

Mrs. J. A. P. Hodges, residing at Sulphuria, was found dead Saturday morning last. She retired the previous night in apparent good health. Some time during the night she was up and dressed a carbuncle from which her husband was suffering, and made no complaint of feeling ill. Saturday morning one of her children went to her bed to call her and found her cold in death. Mrs. Hodges was about 45 years old and had been a resident of the Sulphura community all her life. She was a daughter of the late Jas. A. Brizendine, and was a woman very much liked in her community. Her husband and several children survive her.

(Saturday June 3, 1905)

Miss Sarah Barry.

Death of a Lovable Young Woman is a Severe Shock to Friends.

Miss Sarah Peyton Barry died at Dr. Eager's sanitarium in Louisville last Saturday after having been there about an hour. Miss Barry had been an invalid for more than a year, suffering from an exopthalmic goitre, and her condition became so critical that it was decided to remove her from the Barry home near Sideview to Louisville to be treated by a specialist. Her brother, Dr. Richard Barr, and brother-in-law, Ed. T. Seay, accompanied her from Gallatin, leaving here on the 4:30 o'clock train Saturday morning. Shortly after reaching the sanitarium Miss Barry expired. Her remains were brought home Saturday night, reaching Gallatin at 7:40 p. m., and being carried to the residence of Mr. Ed. T. Seay, at which place funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. H. McNeilly, of Nashville, assisted by Rev. R. M. DuBose. The interment took place at Shiloh. Miss Barry was in her twenty-fourth year and was a daughter of J. R. and Mrs. M. L. Barry. She was most amiable young woman and enjoyed a large circle of friends, among all of whom she was greatly loved for her sweetness of disposition and kind and sympathetic nature. By her lovable character and charming personality she had drawn to herself the love and admiration of all her friends, to all of whom her death, though not unexpected, was a severe shock.

(Saturday June 3, 1905)

Death of James Rippy.

James Rippy, a highly respected and influential citizen of the Twelfth District, died Wednesday near Witham. The deceased was a native of this county and was 80 years old. In 1852 he was married to Miss Margarett Troutt, who passed away several years ago. Mr. Rippy had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for over a half a century. He was a man highly esteemed in his community.

(Saturday June 10, 1905)

Death of a Child.

Paul, 4 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Crews of south Gallatin, died Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Prayer was conducted at the home Sunday afternoon by Rev. W. W, Payne. The interment was at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Saturday June 10, 1905)

Corinth Chronicles.

Warner Escue, the 8 year old son of Daniel Escue, died Saturday June 3. His loss is mourned throughout the community.

Luton Limelights.

Mrs. Alice Link, wife of R. T. W. Link, passed away Sunday morning after a long illness from consumption. She had been a Christian for a number of years and was a woman greatly beloved by her acquaintances. Funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rev. G. H. Austin.

(Saturday June 24, 1905)

David Black, a well known citizen of Dixon Springs, dropped dead Saturday. He was the father of Mrs. James Mitchener and a man known to a number of people in this county.

Mark Brazier, a well known farmer of the Enon College community and residing just over the line in Trousdale County, died Thursday.

(Saturday June 24, 1905)

By Mistake

Mrs. J. E. Saunders Takes Poisonous Drug, Resulting in Death.

Mrs. Maggie Saunders, wife of Joseph E. Saunders, of Suundersville, died Sunday morning from poison, taken through mistake some time the previous Friday night. Mrs. Saunders had been an invalid for a long time, suffering from severe nervousness. On Friday night her suffering and nervousness were more intense, and about 12 o'clock her husband went into another room to spend the night, that she might have all the quietude possible. At other times this had been done, with the result of being the hastening of relief from the nervousness. it is presumed that, after hours of suffering and without any relief, Mrs. Saunders got up to take a dose of medicine she had been taking on such occasions, and that by mistake she took a poisonous drug. Several physicians attended her Saturday and Saturday night, but all efforts to save her life were ineffective. The deceased was about thirty years of age, and before her marriage was Miss Maggie Duvall, residing near Granville. She was a woman highly esteemed by her acquaintances, and the suddenness of her death, together with the tearful mistake causing it, has been a great shock to her relatives and friends.

(Saturday June 24, 1905)

"Borax Bill" Dead.

"Borax Bill," the man who drove the famous twenty-mule team on its recent visit to Gallatin, is dead. He died from an overdose of morphine, taken to relieve pain, his death occurring at Danville, Ill., last Saturday. His right name was William Parkinson.

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