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Obituaries May, 1909

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

(Thursday, May 6, 1909)

John Ashley Burns

John Ashley Burns, aged 44 years, died at his home on East Fork near Chipman last Wednesday, April 28. He is survived by his wife and six children. He had been confined to his bed for about six weeks. The burial took place at the old Booker Burying Ground near the residence of Robt. Burns. 

(Thursday, May 6, 1909)

Mrs. Cy. Mitchener.

A very sad death of the last week was that of Mrs. Cy. Mitchener which occurred at her home Southeast of town Friday. Mrs. Mitchener was the eldest daughter of Charley Newton and a lady held in the highest esteem by a large circle of friends. She is survived by her husband and one child. She had been a devoted member of the Methodist Church. The burial took place at the Gallatin Cemetery Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with funeral services by Rev. A. C. Coney.

(Thursday, May 6, 1909)

Dies Suddenly.

Rome C. Carey, well known in the county, died suddenly at the store of Spain & Anthony on the Hartsville Pike last Saturday. He had gone into the store to make some purchases and dropped dead beside the counter.

(Thursday, May 13, 1909)

Mrs. Elizabeth Worley.

Mrs. Nettie Elizabeth Worley died at her home in Nashville last Saturday night. Deceased was formerly Miss Jones and lived at Gallatin. She was a stepdaughter of the late John Iss. Her home was in Waverly Place and funeral services took place at Glen Leven Presbyterian Church of which she was a member conducted by Dr. J. H. McNeilly. Interment took place at Mt. Olivet.

(Thursday, May 13, 1909)

Death Claims Dr. Ed S. Carr

Suffered Stroke of Paralysis a Month Ago From Which He Died.

Dr. Ed S. Carr, a prominent physician of this county, died at his home on the Hartsville Pike last Friday night at 8 o'clock after an illness of one month. His death was a result of a stroke of paralysis which he had suffered about four weeks previous. Since that time his condition has been critical and relatives and friends have entertained but scant hope of his recovery. Dr. Carr was a native of Sumner County, a son of J. C. Carr and Martha Martin, the latter a daughter of Abram Martin, and was born in 1853. He was educated at Crocker Springs School on White's Creek Pike near Nashville and later read medicine under direction of the late Dr. Thomas M. Woodson, who at that time lived at Bethpage. Later Dr. Carr graduated from medicine at Jefferson College in Philadelphia, and began the practice of same at Bethpage. After his marriage to Miss Eliza Jamison he removed to the Castalian Springs neighborhood and there he has since lived. He built up a large practice and was regarded by his fellow-members of the profession as one of the most skilled physicians in the State. He was a genial, whole souled gentleman, generous to a fault, and in the course of a busy professional career did thousands of dollars worth of charity practice without the hope of reward. He will be sadly missed. He is survived by his wife and two children, Jas. F. Carr of this county and Mrs. Frank Langford of Nashville. Dr. Carr was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. A. Elam at the Gallatin Cemetery at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. The interment followed immediately after the service.

(Thursday, May 13, 1909)

Guy Key Killed.

The sad news reached Gallatin Tuesday night that Guy Key, son of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Key was killed in a railroad accident in Florida Tuesday afternoon. He was on a run as express messenger from Jacksonville to Miami. The remains will reach Gallatin tonight and the burial will take -lace at Bethpage Friday at 11 a. m. Funeral services by Rev. H. M. Jarvis.

(Thursday, May 20, 1909)

Willfully Murdered

Facts Relating to the Death of Guy Key at Jacksonville, Florida.

Last week we chronicled the death of Guy H. Key, which occurred at Jacksonville, Florida, on Tuesday evening, May 11. At that time it was supposed he had been killed in a railroad wreck and it was so stated, but later developments show that he was willfully murdered by a companion, E. R. Johnson, at his boarding house in that city. It seems that the two had been good friends, but that while out walking a few days before, Johnson became offended at Key over a practical joke perpetrated by the latter, whereupon Key turned away from Johnson saying he would leave him alone if that was his game. A few days later two friends of the young men attempted a reconciliation. Although Johnson was very angry the secured his consent to meet Key at his, the latter's boarding house. Going to the house they found that Key had just returned from his run as express messenger between Jacksonville and Miami and was in bed asleep. The two young men who were eye witnesses to the tragedy stated that when Johnson reached the room he rushed onto Key, and awakening him demanded to know if he had made certain statements. Key opened his eyes and said "yes," but immediately fell asleep again. Thereupon Johnson plunged at Key with an open knife and stabbed him to death. At a coroner's inquest held in Jacksonville last Friday the jury which heard the evidence returned a verdict charging Johnson with willful murder. It is believed he will waive preliminary hearing and await the action of the Jacksonville circuit court. The untimely death of young Key came as a great shock to the people of this community where he was raised and where he and his entire family are held in the very highest esteem. He held a position as dry goods salesman in Gallatin for several years and while here endeared himself to the public by his straight-forward honesty of conduct and manly bearing. Many testimonials of condolence and floral offerings received by the family here from friends of the deceased in Florida attest the esteem in which he was likewise held there. His remains reached Gallatin Thursday evening and were buried at Bethpage Friday at 11 a. m. in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. M. Jarvis, pastor of Bethpage M. E. Church, of which the deceased was a member.

(Thursday, May 20, 1909)

Mrs. Susan Ausbrooks.

Mrs. Susan Ausbrooks, wife of Mr. Daniel Ausbrooks, a venerable and well known citizen of this county died at her home in the Dry Fork community last Friday, after an illness of several weeks. The deceased was 75 years of age. Before her marriage she was Miss Susan Moncrief, daughter of Saunders Moncrief of this county. She was held in high esteem by her neighbors and friends and had been for many years a member of Old Baptist Church in which her husband is a minister. She is survived by the following children: Asa B. Ausbrooks, Mrs. Bettie Ashlock, Mrs. James Bradley and Mrs. Albert Bradley all of this county, Mrs. Henry Bradley of Oklahoma and Mrs. Spears of Gold City, Ky., Mrs. Davis Ausbrooks of Texas, and W. C. Ausbrooks of Oklahoma. The burial took place Saturday afternoon at Rock Bridge Burying Ground with funeral services by Rev. H. M. Jarvis of Bethpage.

(Thursday, May 20, 1909)

Dropped Dead.

"Aunt" Jule Brown, one of the oldest ladies in Gallatin, dropped dead at her home on Cemetery Street last Friday about 11 o'clock a. m. Her death was a surprise to her friends as she seemed to be in her usual good health that morning. She was about eighty years of age, having lived in Gallatin the best portion of her life. She leaves a brother, Alex Brown, with whom she was living at the time of her death. The burial was at Gallatin Cemetery Saturday morning.

(Thursday, May 20, 1909)

Death of Dr. D. C. Kelly

Well-Known Minister Dies After a Brief Illness of Pneumonia.

Nashville, Tenn., May 16. - Dr. David Campbell Kelley, for nearly sixty years a minister of the Methodist Church, a cavalry Colonel under Nathan Bedford Forrest in war times, and once a candidate for Governor of Tennessee on the Prohibition ticket, died yesterday afternoon at the home of Dr. W. R. Lambuth, on West End Avenue. He was one of the most widely known ministers of the Southern Methodist Church, and had filled many of it's important charges. Dr. Kelley became ill last Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lambuth. He had been at Bon Air for a month, where he preached every Sunday, and there contracted a severe cold which developed into pneumonia Monday, and he was compelled to go to bed. He had apparently overcome the pneumonia, and hopes were entertained for his recovery when his heart failed him. In his weakened condition he was unable to withstand the attack and died at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon surrounded by his family. He had been in bad health for two years, and his physical strength was depleted. he was not in condition to conduct services at Bon Air, but his strength of will overcame for a time nature's shortcomings. Dr. Kelley was in full possession of all his faculties up to within an hour before the end came, and fully realized that he had but a short time to live. "My work is done" were the last words he spoke. He was keenly interested in the work of the Conference at Dodson's Chapel, and asked repeatedly about what was being done. Dr. Kelley is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son, Mrs. W. R. Lambuth and Mrs. J. M. Picton, both of Nashville, and David Kelley, of Lebanon. The funeral will be from the home of Dr. W. R. Lambuth, 2501 West End Avenue, tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock; interment in Mt. Oliver, Bishop E. E. Hoss officiating.

(Thursday, May 20, 1909)

Items from Westmoreland.

Uncle Peter Wray, who has been sick for sometime, died Monday night and was buried the following evening at the Pike Burying Ground by Gray and Caldwell undertakers.

(Thursday, May 27, 1909)

J. W. Anderson.

J. W. Anderson, an aged and esteemed citizen of the fourteenth district, died last Saturday at his home near Pleasant Hill. His death was due to a stroke of paralysis received some two weeks before his death. Mr. Anderson was seventy-four years of age and stood well in his community where he has lived for many years. He was a member of the Christian Church. The burial took place at Pleasant Hill Sunday afternoon.

(Thursday, May 27, 1909)

Death of Mrs. Adcock.

Mrs. Mary Ann Adcock, wife of the late J. F. Adcock, died at her home on the headwaters of Dry Fork Creek Monday morning at 6 o'clock. The deceased was a daughter of the late Easom Cron and was born in 1857. She had been a member of Dry Fork Church for many years, having joined that church with her husband before his death. She was a good Christian woman and will be greatly missed by her many friends. She is survived by eight children, five boys and three girls. The burial occurred at Sulphura Tuesday afternoon at 6 o'clock.

(Thursday, May 27, 1909)

Death of Mrs. Peacock.

Mrs. Olive Peacock, wife of Mr. James Peacock of this city, died at her home on North Water Street yesterday morning at 11 o'clock after a long illness of rheumatism. She was 67 years of age and a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband and three children-Mrs. Charles Lucus of Nashville, C.  L. Peacock of Chattanooga and Mrs. Olive Parrish of Gallatin. Mrs. Peacock was a member of the Ladies and Knights of Honor, who will conduct the funeral services today at Gallatin Cemetery, the exact time of which had not been set at our hour of going to press.

(Thursday, May 27, 1909)

In Memory

of Mrs. Mattie Sadler Haynes, who departed this life a few weeks ago. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Sadler. Was born February 22, 1886. Married Mr. Jack Haynes June 17, 1900, died April 19, 1909. Was laid to rest in New Hope Cemetery near Westmoreland, Tenn. Funeral sermon was preached by Elder Hewgley. There was a large congregation which gave evidence of the high esteem in which she was held in the community where she had lived but she has gone, but not forgotten by loved ones, for she was loved by all who knew her. She was kind and pleasant, was an affectionate daughter, a devoted wife and a favorite with her brothers and sisters and neighbors. But she has left us all and the loss we deeply feel and with the poet, I as one of her teachers add this beautiful poem with some few changes. It was written by an unknown author to me.

(Thursday, May 27, 1909)


Mrs. Susan Mildred Ausbrooks was born May 14, 1909, aged 74 years, 11 months and 16 days. She professed faith in Christ while quite young and died Friday, May 14, 1909; *(This is what was typed on the microfilm. Sumner County, TN Cemetery Records, by Snider & Yorgason has: Ausbrooks, S. M. - Wife & Mother - 29 May 1834 - 14 May 1909.) a faithful and consistent member of the Primitive Baptist Church. She was beloved by all who knew her, and especially in the neighborhood where she lived, she was loved and esteemed by every one. She was a devoted wife and mother, and in her last painful illness was always cheerful, patient and kind and bore her sufferings with true Christian fortitude. She was married to D. P. Ausbrooks on Nov. 30, 1853. She is survived by her husband and eight children, Mrs. Joel Spears of Gold City, Ky., Mrs. Dave Ausbrooks of Jackboro, Texas, Mrs., Henry Bradley of Snyder, Okla., W. C. Ausbrooks of Bedford, Okla., Mrs. Jim Bradley, Mrs. Albert Bradley, Mrs. Dave Ashlock and A. B. Ausbrooks of this county.


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