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Obituaries November, 1905

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Gallatin Sumner County News (Miscellaneous)  
Microfilm Roll #501 - Date: 1906 - 1911 (1905 was on this roll.)

(Saturday, November 4, 1905)

William Clark Dead.

William Clark, a well known and highly respected citizen of the South Tunnel community, died Monday after an illness of several months. He was 55 years of age and is survived by a wife and three children.

(Saturday, November 4, 1905)

Octogenarian Dead.

N. B. Harrison, aged 86 years, died Sunday at his home three miles south of Portland. He was a man of marked ability and was well known in Sumner County, he having at one time been county surveyor. He also practiced medicine for several years. Three children survive him.

(Saturday, November 4, 1905)

Death of a Boy.

William Paris, the 8 year old son of Mrs. Bettie Paris of Bethpage, died Sunday. He was a grandson of Capt. Henry Day, of this city, and was a bright manly little fellow, with a host of friends.

(Saturday, November 4, 1905)

Mrs. William Crowder.

Mrs. William Crowder, who resided in the Chipman community, died Sunday after a lingering illness. The burial took place the following day at the Byrn family burying ground. The deceased was about 35 years old and before her marriage was a Miss Meadors. She is survived by her husband and three children.

(Saturday, November 4, 1905)


H. S. Hutchison, Mrs. P. B. Henley and others of this section attended the funeral of Dr. Joe Freeman near Baker's Station.

(Saturday, November 11, 1905)

W. G. Lanier.

Death of an Old and Widely Known Citizen.

Esq. William G. Lanier, who resided above Cotton Town, died Thursday and was buried yesterday at Friendship Church. Mr. Lanier was probably the oldest citizen in his section of the county, he having been ninety years old last January. He was a native of Davidson County but moved to Sumner in 1860. For a while he lived at Gallatin and was jailor here under Sheriff Hobdy. He was later a member of the county court, serving in that body a number of years. The deceased was a member of the Christian Church and had been a member of the Masons for a long number of years. He was a man of excellent character and had much influence in the community where he resided. He is survived by his wife and six children, one of whom is Dr. T. L. Lanier, of Portland.

(Saturday, November 11, 1905)

Aged Lady Passes Away.

Miss Bettie Grimm died Monday morning at the residence of W. A. Douglass, her nephew, on the Long Hollow Pike. Miss Grimm was 84 years old and a native of this county. She had been an invalid for many years and her death was due to infirmities attendant upon old age. She had for many years been a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at the Douglass residence Tuesday afternoon by Rev. O. P. Hill. The interment was in Gallatin Cemetery.

(Saturday, November 11, 1905)

S. F. Pond Instantly Killed By Shot From His Own Gun. Was Returning Home From a Hunt - Suicide Theory Generally Discredited - Was an Old Confederate Veteran.

Stephen F. Pond, an old citizen of Fountain Head and a Confederate Veteran, was almost instantly killed about 2 o'clock Friday afternoon of last week while returning home from a hunt. *(Long article.) Mr. Pond was 65 years of age and is survived by his wife. He was a man who enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. He was for many years, a merchant at Fountain Head but for several years had not devoted himself to business on account of his feeble health. He was a member of the Masonic order and was buried at Fountain Head Saturday with Masonic honors.

(Saturday, November 11, 1905)

News Tabloids.

Short Newsy Paragraphs of Town and County People and Events.

The little 4 year old son of Geo. Wells, who lives near Fountain Head, died Wednesday night.

Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Morton have returned from Glasgow, Ky., where they were called by the death of Mrs. Morton's sister, Mrs. Alexander.


Dr. T. L. Lanier was called this week to the bedside of his father, who died Thursday at his home near Cotton Town.

The families of L. P. Lanier, T. D. Kirkpatrick and H. B. Lane attended the burial of their grandfather yesterday.

(Saturday, November 18, 1905)

Death at Turner's Station.

Miss Maggie Brown, a daughter of James P. Brown, died near Turners Station Monday night from abscess of the liver. She was about eighteen years old and had been sick for a long time.

(Saturday, November 18, 1905)


The remains of Miss Josie Howell were laid to rest in the Bush Cemetery Wednesday.


Tom Harper and wife attended the burial of Mrs. Frank Wilkerson near Parham this week.

The remains of Frank E. Hollis, formerly of this county but recently of Clifton, Tenn., were brought to this place and interred Monday afternoon. Mr. Hollis had been suffering with malarial fever for several weeks and was thought to be improving until the day before his death, which occurred Saturday. The remains were accompanied by his widow, his brother, Gordon T. Hollis, and Turner Link and wife. The funeral service which was conducted by Rev. Allison, was attended by a large concourse of friends, thus attesting the high esteem in which this noble young man was held. The pall-bearers were Dr. W. P. Moore, J. V. Chapman, V. R. Butt, L. B. Austin, V. O. Garrison and Robert Link. The deceased was 28 years of age, was an honorable Christian gentleman in the broadest sense. He was modest and unassuming, affable and obliging and drew around him a host of admiring friends, mourn his untimely departure. He is survived by a wife, Mrs. Hattie Hollis, once a popular teacher of this county, and a brother, G. T. Hollis, of this place, both of whom have our profound sympathy in their bereavement.

(Saturday, November 25, 1905)

*(No obits found.)


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