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Obituaries October - November, 1910

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(Thursday, October 27, 1910)

The Mistake Proved Fatal

A Former Sumner Countian Takes Wrong Medicine And Dies.

S. C. Trigg, a former citizen of this county, died suddenly at his home in Lebanon last Saturday morning at 6 o'clock. His death was the result of having taken a dose of carbolic acid by mistake. He thought he was taking castor oil but instead took from the mantle in his room a bottle of acid and swallowed a tablespoon full before the fatal error was discovered. Antidotes were administered and everything possible done by the family and physicians to relieve the patient but all with avail. Death resulted within an hour after the accident. Mr. Trigg was born in Missouri seventy-three years ago. At the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted in the Confederate Army under Gen. Sterling Price and participated with great credit to himself in many of its principal battles. At the close of the war he removed to Rutherford County and there married Miss Fannie Hannah who survives him. He is survived also by his two children, R. Haden Trigg and Miss Juliet Trigg, both of Lebanon. A number of years ago Mr. Trigg removed with his family to Sumner County and later to Lebanon where he has since resided. He had been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for fifty years and an elder since 1874. Mr. Trigg numbered his friends by the thousands. He was a man of sterling honesty and integrity in whom the public had the utmost confidence. In closing the funeral service Sunday afternoon Dr. Coile, his pastor, said "We go now to bury the remains of a good citizen, a devoted husband, a kind father, a faithful Christian gentleman and an honest man." This was a concise summing up of the character of the deceased. Funeral services were conducted in the presence of a large company of friends and relatives at the late home of the deceased Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock by Dr. Coile of the Lebanon Presbyterian Church. The burial followed at the Lebanon Cemetery. Mr. Trigg had been for several years the representative of the Sumner County Farmers Mutual Insurance Company in Wilson County, and under his efficient management the risks of the company in that county have been increased to one and a half million dollars.

(Thursday, November 3, 1910)

Harvey Dickerson

Harvey Leroy, the eight year old son of Mr. And Mrs. D. W. Dickerson, died at the home of his parents on the Long Hollow Pike Thursday morning, Oct. 27, at one o'clock, after an illness of three weeks. He was a bright, lovable little fellow, who made many friends. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. W. B. Lowery on Friday morning at ten o'clock and the interment took place at the Gallatin Cemetery. The bereaved family has the sympathy of a host of friends.

(Thursday, November 3, 1910)

Death of Infant

Carl Simon, the infant son of Mr. And Mrs. D. S. Landry, died at their home on Factory Avenue Monday at 10:30 a. m. The burial occurred at the Gallatin Cemetery Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Landry have the sympathy of many friends in their loss.

(Thursday, November 3, 1910)

Daniel Campbell

Daniel Campbell, an aged and highly respected citizen of this county, died last Thursday morning at the home of his niece, Mrs. Lou Wright near Dry Fork. The deceased was 72 years old and his death was due to paralysis. Mr. Campbell was reared in this county at the old Campbell homestead on Deshas Creek, and was a quiet, unassuming, law-abiding citizen. He was never married. The burial occurred at the Drane burying ground Friday with funeral services by Dr. R. M. DuBose of Gallatin.

(Thursday, November 3, 1910)

A Life Sketch

Following is a brief summary of the life of Mr. S. C. Trigg, a former citizen of this county who died in Lebanon October 22: Was born on 22 August, 1837, at Versailes, Morgan County, Mo. At the age of three moved with his parents to Ray County, Missouri. At the age of 22 years professed religion and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Pleasant Grove School House in Ray County, Mo. In June of the year 1861 enlisted in the Confederate Army under Gen. Sterling Price. Served under different commanders in the States of Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Surrendered at Blakeslee, Ala., April 9, 1865. Took part in the following battles: Carthage, Mo., July 3, 1861. Springfield, Mo., Aug. 10, 1861. Lexington, Sept. 1861, (Captured Mulligan's forces here) Elkhorn Tayern, Ark., March 1862. Ordered from here to Corinth, Miss. Iuka, Miss., 1862. Corinth, Miss., Oct. 1862. Grand Gulf, Miss., April 27, 1863. Port Gibson, May 1, 1863. Bakers Creek, May 16, 1863. Big Black, May 17, 1863. Siege of Vicksburg, May 18 to July 4, 1863. In front of Sherman from about middle of April to Sept. 15, 1864. From Rome, Ga., back to Lovejoy Station, 25 miles below Atlanta. Then in the rear of Sherman. Charged works at Altoona Mountains. Then to Franklin and Nashville. Then back to Mississippi and then to Blakeslee, Alabama, where they were surrendered after a two weeks' siege. Spent three months after the war closed at Jackson, Miss. Then went to New Berlin, Sangurd County, Ill., remained there till January 28, 1866; then came to Rutherford County, Tenn. Joined the C. P. Church at Jerusalem Sept. 1866; ordained elder 1874. Married Miss Fannie Hannah June 22, 1873. Moved to Sumner County Nov. 1883. Elected elder in Dry Fork C. P. Church. Moved to Gallatin 1887. Elected elder in C. P. Church. Moved to Lebanon 1899.


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