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Obituaries May, 1912

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(Thursday, May 2, 1912)

Joseph King

The death of Esq. Joseph King, an ex-member of the County Court, occurred Sunday at his home near Portland. Mr. King was a native of this county and was 75 years old. He served for several years as a member of the Sumner County Court, but resigned because of ill health. His wife died about two months ago. 

(Thursday, May 2, 1912)

Obituary

In memory of Miss Hartense Wood. Miss Hartense Wood, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benson of Gallatin, Tenn., died at her home Saturday night, April 21, at 4:15 o'clock. She being only 19 years of age. She was modest, and won the admiration of all who knew her. (Long obit and I am only typing the genealogical part.)

(Thursday, May 9, 1912)

Mrs. Fount Hanes

The death of Mrs. Hattie Virginia Lee Hanes, wife of Fount D. Hanes, occurred May 2nd at her home near Turners Station. She was 47 years of age. More extended notice will be given next week.

(Thursday, May 9, 1912)

B. R. Williams

B. R. Williams, a prominent citizen of the Bethpage District, died at his home on last Friday. He was a native of this county. He was born Nov. 8, 1830 and had lived within one mile of the place of his birth all his life. He was married to Miss Louisa Morris in 1853, who with eight children survive him: John Williams and Mrs. Samantha Bradley of Meford, Texas, Lewis Williams of Lorena, Texas, J. T., Geo., and Bernice Williams and Mrs. John Templeton of this county. Also the following grandchildren of this county: Noel, Bose, John and Lillian Jefferson and Bessie Williams. He had been a consistent member of the Methodist Church for 40 years. His burial took place Friday evening at the Defrees Graveyard with the funeral services conducted by the Rev. M. F. Rippy.

(Thursday, May 9, 1912)

Aged Veteran Dies.

Nathaniel Reynolds died at his home near Shackle Island this county, May 1. He was in his 80th year and was born in Cocke County, Tennessee, Feb. 17, 1833. He moved to Sumner County in 1863, and had resided here ever since. He is survived by four children: Mrs. W. F. Kizer of Colorado, D. L. Reynolds of California, Mrs. Jefferson Isibell and E. E. Reynolds of Shackle Island. The remains were buried at Old Beech Church May 2, with services conducted by Rev. C. K. Carlock.

(Thursday, May 9, 1912)

Mr. Fulghum Dead.

Sylvanus Fulghum was born at Buck Lodge, Tenn., on Oct. 4, 1839, where he lived with his parents for 22 years. At the beginning of the war between the North and the South Mr. Fulghum joined the Tennessee Volunteers and served in the Southern Army three years and ten months. In 1876 Mr. Fulghum was joined in marriage to Miss Anna Dailey with whom he lived until her death eight years later. To this couple were born three children, two sons and one daughter. In 1886 Mr. Fulghum was married to Miss Alice Bunton, with whom he lived until his death on April 12, 1912. It is the testimony of his wife, that during the twenty-five years he has been a devoted husband and affectionate father. Six children came to brighten this home, all of whom are living and whom most of us know.

(Thursday, May 16, 1912)

Side By Side.

Bethpage, Tenn., May 13. - Side by side, the remains of J. D. Crenshaw and wife, Mrs. Nancy Crenshaw, rest today in the family burying ground near Wolf Hill, this County. The husband died in his home near here Saturday, interment occurring Sunday. The wife breathed her last on Sunday, the funeral taking place this afternoon, both services being conducted by Rev. N. W. Tucker, pastor of the Bethpage Methodist Church, of which both had long been members. They were married in 1865 and were of equal age - 75 years. They had spent their lives in this community, where they were highly esteemed. Mr. Crenshaw was a Confederate Veteran, and was highly connected in this county, where he was born. Mrs. Crenshaw was Miss (Torn place & if anyone is researching this family, please e-mail me. Sumner County Cemetery Book has them listed at Wolf Hill, but the birth dates are listed as 1887 & 1888??? See the obit below. lc) before her marriage, and she was greatly beloved by a wide circle of friends. The entire community is shocked over their deaths.

(Thursday, May 16, 1912)

J. D. Crenshaw

J. D. Crenshaw, a well known citizen of Bethpage community, died at his home near Wolf Hill Saturday evening of pneumonia after a illness of only three days. He was a Confederate Veteran and member of the Methodist Church for forty years. He was 75 years of age and a native of this county. He was married in 1865 to Miss Nancy Crews, who survives him. His burial took place Sunday at the family graveyard, with services by the Rev. N. B. Tucker.

(Thursday, May 16, 1912)

Jake Gillespie.

Jake Gillespie died last Friday night at the home of his brother, B. B. Gillespie on Red River Road, after a long illness. He was fifty-four years of age. Though blind and an invalid for more than twenty years, he was cheerful in disposition and was never known to utter a complaint. He was a devout Christian and a member of Bethel Methodist Church. The burial was at the Gallatin Cemetery Saturday. Funeral services were conducted at the residence by Rev. J. D. Robins.

(Thursday, May 16, 1912)

Emanuel Wile

The death of Emanuel S. Wile, a well known young man of Gallatin, occurred last Thursday morning, May 9, at his home on East Main Street. He had been ill for some time, but his death, while not all together unexpected, came as a shock to his relatives and many friends. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. L. Wile, a veteran merchant of Gallatin, and was 36 years of age. He was born and reared in Gallatin and enjoyed a wide acquaintance in this county. He had been for many years a valued member of the Gallatin Fire Department and was always at his post of duty rendering valuable service. The remains were taken to Louisville, Ky., Friday morning for burial. The following gentlemen were the pall-bearers: W. L. Oldham, Edwin Lane, T. R. L. Carter, Ernest Franklin, Frank Seay, W. N. Robertson, C. B. Brown, W. G. Schamberger.

(Thursday, May 16, 1912)

Shackle Island
Jno. F. Latimer died at his home last Thursday morning. Interment at Old Averette Burying Ground following day. Funeral services conducted by Rev. C. K. Carlock.

(Thursday, May 16, 1912)

Hattie Virginia Lee Hanes, daughter of Sampson and Susan Davis was born June 20, 1864, died May 2, 1912, age 47 years, 10 months and 12 days. She was married to Fount D. Hanes Mar.8, 1888, of which  union there are four children: Vera, Sampson, Myrtle and Lee Hanes. She had been a consistent member of the Methodist Church at Pleasant Grove, Tenn., since she was sixteen years old. She was laid to rest Friday, May 3, with funeral services conducted by Rev. W. E. Doss of Watertown, and her pastor Rev. J. D. Hewgley. Although she died of cancer and suffered intensely, she was ever patient and resigned. Mrs. Hanes was born and reared where she died near Barefood in Macon County, Tenn. She spent a few years of her married life at Bethpage when her husband was proprietor of the flour mill at that place. She is survived besides her husband and children and by two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Gilliam of this county and Mrs. Mallie Jenkins of Oklahoma, also one brother, Esq. Whitten Davis, he lives near her home.

(Thursday, May 23, 1912)

Death Follows Brief Illness

The death of Captain Jesse Cage, a native of Sumner County and long prominent in both Sumner and Davidson Counties, died at his home in Nashville last Friday. He was 71 years of age and had been ill less than one week. He died of heart trouble. Capt. Cage was born in Sumner County, June 3, 1841, and lived here until 1885. At 21 years of age, he enlisted in the Confederate Army as a private in Company E., Seventh Tennessee Infantry, Hatton's regiment. (I did not type all this obit.) He was a prominent member of the Methodist Church and was a steward of West End Church in Nashville. Capt. Cage was married November 3, 1870, to Miss Sallie T. Douglass of Sumner County. He is survived by his wife, and son Trousdale, two daughters, Misses Maria and Louise. The burial took place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, May 23, 1912)

Millersville

This community was very much shocked to hear of the death of one his former citizens, Mr. Andrew Shreeve, who died very suddenly last Sunday at his home on the Long Hollow Pike. He has a host of friends to mourn his loss. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Montie Shreeve and his mother, Mrs. H. Shreeve. Interment took place at Beech Graveyard.

Andrew Shreeve - Mr. Andrew Shreeve, age 36 years, died of heart failure at his home near Goodlettsville, Sunday morning at 3 o'clock. Funeral services were conducted at Beech Church, following day by Revs. Walker and Esheman of Goodlettsville and Rev. C. K. Carlock, in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives. The deceased leaves a wife (nee) Miss Montie Jones, mother and brother to mourn his departure.

(Thursday, May 23, 1912)

Thomas Pryor

Thomas Pryor, a well known citizen of Dry Fork, was found dead in bed at his home near that place yesterday morning. He had been in ill health for some months but his death was unexpected. Mr. Pryor was 68 years of age and a good citizen of genial nature whose every acquaintance was his friend. He is survived by his wife and by four children: Mrs. Thos. Gregory and Messrs. Barley, Walter, and Hugh Pryor. He was a member of the Christian Church. The burial will take place at 10 o'clock a. m. today at the Allen Pryor burying ground.

(Thursday, May 23, 1912)

Brackintown.

Ras Sarver, a very popular old Negro of this community, died at his home near Brackintown, April 13. Uncle Ras was a good old Negro, well respected by both white and Colored and will be missed by his friends.

(Thursday, May 30, 1912)

John N. Walton

The death of Mr. John N. Walton occurred last Wednesday evening at his home in Palatka, Florida after an extended illness. Mr. Walton was born in Greensboro, Alabama, December 25, 1854. After receiving his education in the schools of his native state and in Tennessee he married Miss Kate Vertreese, daughter of the late Judge Vertreese. He went to Palatka thirty years ago and engaged in the wholesale grain business. He attained business success in Palatka, where he was prominent and personally very popular. The burial was at Palatka Thursday. The deceased is survived by his wife, one daughter, Miss Susie Lee Walton, two sons, J. V. Walton, a well known young lawyer, and William Walton, of Palatka, two sisters, Mrs. J. J. Garrett of Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Merrell of Oklahoma, and four brothers, W. A. Walton of Palatka, W. K. Walton of Gallatin, Tenn., J. I. Walton of Florence, Ala., and Edward Walton, Rockdale, Tenn.

(Thursday, May 30, 1912)

William B. Moss

Bethpage, Tenn., May 24 - A telegram received here yesterday announced the death of William B. Moss at his home at Rivers, Tenn., at an early hour yesterday morning from the effects of a stroke of paralysis suffered a few days ago. He is a brother of Professor Duke Moss of this community and a son of the late W. F. Moss, who died here last February. He was born in this county fifty years ago and moved to Rivers about twenty-two years ago. He is survived by his wife and three children, besides his brothers, Duke, Thomas and Allen Moss, and Mrs. Minnie Whitesides and Mrs. Lizzie Harris of this place and Mrs. Maggie Atkins of Adams.

(Thursday, May 30, 1912)

Mrs. Dona Law.

Mrs. Dona Law, wife of Berry Law and daughter of W. P. Kirby and wife, passed from this life May 14. She had been a sufferer for about three months of that dreaded disease, consumption. She leaves a husband, father, mother, four sisters, and one brother, and saddest of all she leaves a darling baby of only six months, besides a host of relatives and friends. She express a desire to be with her Savior, her last words being, "Don't weep for me." She was a devoted Christian. Bro Hamilton preached her funeral in the midst of a large concourse of relatives and friends. Her remains were laid to rest in Bush's Chapel Cemetery. Portland Herald.

(Thursday, May 30, 1912)

In Memoriam.

The death angel visited the home of Milton Hodges, Wednesday at 2 o'clock p. m. and took from their embrace their four-months old son, Glaston.

  


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