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Obituaries May - June, 1910

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(Thursday, May 19, 1910)

Ex-Confederate Answers Call

William Gray Passes Away at His Home Near West Station Camp

William Gray, an ex Confederate soldier, aged sixty-nine years, died at his home near West Station Camp last Saturday, May 14. Mr. Gray was a native of Sumner County, was an upright, Christian gentleman and a gallant soldier, having been enlisted in Company E. of Archer's Brigade, Seventh Tennessee Regiment. He had been a member of the Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church for some years. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jacob Wise and Miss Ella Gray, also one brother. Funeral services were conducted at Beech Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. J. D. Robins in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives, after which his comrades took charge of the remains and bore them to the cemetery where they held a very solemn and impressive ceremonial service. The Confederate veterans who were present and took part in the exercises were Capts. O. H. Foster, C. S. Douglass, Messrs. A. C. Dobbins, Jno. Branham of Gallatin, Chas. McCoy of Saundersville, B. H. Dunn, Jas. Frazier of Hendersonville, H. B. Hale, Tecumseh Williams, D. H. Smith, C. T. Latimer, Finis Bruce, Alex Grimm, Jesse Gillespie, Mr. Anderson and A. G. Bledsoe of Station Camp, J. T. Herring and J. M. Guthrie of Shackle Island.

(Thursday, May 19, 1910)

Price Carr, Amity, Ark.

Hartsville, Tenn., May 16. -A telegram announcing the death of Price Carr, who was one of the best known citizens of this county, left here about three months ago to represent a range company, and had been in perfect health until a few days ago, when he had an attack of spinal meningitis. The first intimation of his illness was received by telegraph Saturday by his brother, Bruce, who left immediately. Mr. Carr was about 55 years of age and is survived by his brother and two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Sheppard and Miss Hassie Carr. The remains will be brought to his home in the Fourth District for burial.

(Thursday, May 26, 1910)

Killed at Hendersonville

John Henry Hogan, the nineteen year old son of Sam Hogan, formerly engineer at the Gallatin Waterworks but now of Edgefield, fell from a freight train at Hendersonville Sunday and as a result of injuries thus received died a few hours later. He was riding the freight to the Junction, having caught on at the depot at Gallatin. At Hendersonville he fell from the train and was run over, his body being badly mangled. He was picked up by the South bound passenger train and carried to Nashville where the body was identified Sunday evening by Deputy Sheriff Tom Dunham.

(Thursday, June 2, 1910)

Mrs. Dinah Ewing

Mrs. Dinah Ewing, mother of Messrs M. A. and Harly Ewing and Mrs. R. P. Hite of Gallatin, died at her home in Lancaster, O., on Tuesday, May 25. She was seventy-three years of age and death came as the result of the infirmities of old age. Mrs. Ewing was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a devout Christian character whose life was filled with noble deeds of charity. The numerous friends of the family in this section regret to learn of her death.

(Thursday, June 2, 1910)

Dies Suddenly

The following account of the death of a citizen of Portland is taken from the American of yesterday: Harry Staggs, of Portland, Tenn., fell dead on board the Henry Harley yesterday afternoon. Heart trouble is given as the cause. Mr. Staggs was about 61 years of age and was first cousin of Manager George Doubleday, of the Ryman Line. Mr. Staggs had been visiting Mr. Doubleday and had made a pleasure trip on the Harley. At the time of his sudden death he was standing on the deck of the boat and without warning fell to the floor. Dr. J. D. Womack was immediately called, but when he arrived life was extinct. Mr. Staggs brought his wife to Nashville about a year ago to undergo an operation. The operation was not successful and she died. Later he came for an operation upon himself and has been in the city much of the time since. The funeral announcements were not made last night, but it was stated that the body would be taken to Portland today. Mr. Staggs was an honorable, upright citizen.

(Thursday, June 9, 1910)

Died at Lafayette

Mrs. E. W. Pearson, wife of the well-known undertaker of Gallatin, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. West, at Lafayette last Saturday night. She had been ill for several months and her death was no surprise though it came as a shock to the many friends of the family in this community. During her residence here Mrs. Pearson endeared herself to many acquaintances who greatly regret to learn of her death. She is survived by one child about a year old. The burial occurred at Lafayette Sunday afternoon.

(Thursday, June 9, 1910)

Entered Into Peaceful Rest

Charles B. Rogan Died in Nashville Last Wednesday Night

Mr. Charles B. Rogan, one of Sumner County's oldest and best-known citizens, died at an infirmary in Nashville last Wednesday night after a lingering illness from cancer of the throat. He was 72 years of age. Mr. Rogan belonged to a distinguished family and had long been prominent in the affairs of this section. The following sketch of his life is taken from the Nashville Banner of Thursday June 2: Mr. Rogan belonging to one of the pioneer families of Sumner County, and was himself a man of superior character, high integrity and uprightness. He was a gallant soldier of the Confederacy, having served with distinction on the staff of Gen. W. B. Bate. Mr. Rogan was a grandson of Hugh Rogan, a Revolutionary war soldier, and a great-grandson of Col. Isaac Bledsoe, one of the first white men to come to Tennessee. His father was Francis Rogan, a man of fine character and one of the leading planters of Sumner County. Mr. Rogan received his education at the old Rural Academy in Sumner County at St. Mary's College, in Kentucky. He enlisted in Company "K" of the Second Tennessee Regiment, C. S. A., in Gen. Bate's old regiment, and saw service in the company until his promotion to the Lieutenancy in the ordnance department for gallantry on the field at Chickamauga in 1863. He was in many of the leading battles of the war, including the battle of First Manassas, Shiloh, Chickamauga, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Perryville and in the Georgia campaign. After his promotion he was detailed on the staff of Gen. Bate, where he served throughout the rest of the war, performing all duties such as Adjutant-General, Aide-de-camp. Etc. He was very intimate friend of Gen. Bate. His daring as soldier had won him much respect, and it is stated that Gen. Cheatham upon being asked for a trustworthy and fearless man to conduct a section of artillery across the Tennessee River, detailed Mr. Rogan for the place without hesitation. Following the war he returned to Sumner County, and has resided there since that time. Most of the time he has lived on his farm near Gallatin, but in later years he has moved to town. He married Miss Mary Victoria Cecil of Lebanon, Ky., forty-three years ago. His wife still survives him, as do also his sister, Mrs. Jo Desha, and his brother, W. R. Rogan, both of Sumner County. Two nieces, Mrs. Harris Brown of Gallatin and Mrs. W. J. Morrison, 1027 Belmont Avenue. Funeral services were conducted from St. Mary's Cathedral Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the burial was private at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The following friends served as pall-bearers: Active-William Hall, R. E. Donnell, Robt. H. Bryson, Morris Wile, Chas. R. Boren, Percy Kinnaird, John Branham. Honorary-Jas. W. Blackmore, James B. Malone, Dr. Ausbrooks, John Terry, Capt. Jas. H. Bate, W. H. B. Satterwhite, Capt. Jesse ?, Dr. Phillips, Maj. Geo. B. Guild, Capt. H. J. Cheney, Col. Baxter Smith and Col. S. A. Cunningham.



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