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Obituaries October - November, 1911

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(Thursday October 5, 1911)

Died Near Bransford

Alexander Hutchison died at his home near Bransford last Tuesday, Oct. 3rd. He was 94 years of age and the oldest citizen of the 11th district. He is survived by a son, Wm. Hutchison and one daughter, Mrs. John Shrum.

(Thursday October 5, 1911)

Killed By Accident

Nannie, the eleven-year-old daughter of Peter Ellis, colored was killed at their home near Side View Last Saturday afternoon by the accidental discharge of a shotgun. An older son of the family had been hunting and returning brought the loaded gun into the house. One of the small children got hold of the gun and was taking it out of the door which the girl, Nannie, attempted to prevent. In the scuffle which followed the gun was accidentally discharged striking her in the head. She died instantly. The burial occurred Sunday.

(Thursday October 5, 1911)

Death Claims S. E. Lackey

One of Gallatin's Prominent Citizens Passes Away After Long Illness

Mr. S. E. Lackey, one of Gallatin most prominent citizens, died at his home on the Nashville pike Tuesday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock after a prolonged illness. Mr. Lackey was 72 years of age and a native of Kentucky. As a Confederate Soldier he was with Gen. John H. Morgan and served bravely throughout the war, engaging in many of the fearless raids made by Morgan. He came to Sumner County 30 years ago and soon thereafter married Miss Susie Alexander, daughter of the late James Alexander of Gallatin. Three children survive, Dr. W. N. Lackey, and Sam E. Lackey, Jr., of Gallatin and Mrs. E. B. Wilson of New York City. He is survived also by his wife. The deceased had been a member of the Baptist Church since boyhood and was a Deacon in the Gallatin congregation. He was a member of Rowena Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and of Donelson Bivouac. He was a good citizen, a genial gentleman and very popular with a large circle of acquaintances and friends. Burial was from the late residence yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock with services conducted by Rev. B. H. Lovelace and Donelson Bivouac.

(Thursday October 5, 1911)

Mrs. J. W. Peden Dead

Sister Mary Peden, (Nee Miss Mary Anderson) was born January 17, 1844. She was happily married to J. W. Peden December 25, 1868. To this union were born two sons, Dr. E. F. Peden of Portland and William Peden of near Rapids, Ky., both of whom are honorable, Christian gentlemen. While she was yet a little girl of tender age she professed saving faith in Jesus Christ and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church South, in the communion of which she lived an exemplary Christian life until the moment of her translation to the Church Triumphant. She sweetly fell on sleep September 23, 1911. Her funeral conducted by the writer in Round Pond Church Sept. 24 in the presence of a large congregation of sorrowing friends, after which we laid her to rest to await the resurrection of the good. May the circle be unbroken in heaven. R. M. Chenault. In Portland Herald.

(Thursday October 5, 1911)

Mrs. A. C. Welch

Hartsville, Tenn., Sept. 27. Mrs. A. C. Welch who was thrown from her buggy Sunday, Sept. 17, died this morning at 7:30 without ever regaining consciousness. She was a native of Bristol, England, and came to this country about forty years ago. She was twice married. Her last husband, A. C. Welch, who for twenty-two years was chief stenographican reporter of the debates in congress, died in Washington, D. C. last January. Mrs. Welch was an estimable woman of English refinement and a member of the Presbyterian Church. At the time of her death she was in her seventy fifth year, and is survived by one son, Geerge H. Welch, of Hartsville. Funeral tomorrow at the Presbyterian Church.

(Thursday October 12, 1911)

Miss Ollie Thompson

After a lingering illness of typhoid fever Miss Ollie Thompson died at her home near Portland Sept. 10, 1911. She was born near Cady, Ohio, in the year 1893, lived there until 1903 when she, with her parents, moved to Tennessee to make their home. She became a member of the Church of Christ at fourteen years of age, being baptized into Christ by Brother J. O. Blaine. She leaves a father and mother, two brothers and four sisters to mourn her loss. Funeral services were conducted by Brother Blaine. The following men acted as pall bearers: Bethel Carmen, William Worley, Chas. Briley, Ewing Baskerville, Harrison Gautier and James Donoho. Portland Herald.

(Thursday October 12, 1911)

Mrs. Wm. Marshall

Miss Caroline Lancaster was born in Jackson County, Indiana, April 13, 1835, and was married to William Marshall in Indiana September 12, 1855. She was converted to Christ at 23 years of age. Mrs. Marshall reared a family of eight children, two daughters and one son having passed over the river of death before her. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall moved to Tennessee for Mrs. Marshall's health in the spring of 1905 and settled near Portland, where they have many friends who will regret to learn of her death. They moved back to Carman, Nebraska, in the spring of 1911, where she quietly passed away September 15th at 7 a. m. Portland Herald.

(Thursday October 12, 1911)


Johnie Williams died at his home near New Hope Church Saturday, Oct. 7th, after being ill only a short time with typhoid fever. He was 17 years of age and was a consistent member of New Hope Baptist Church, of which he had been a member for one month. He leaves a father and mother, five brothers and one sister to mourn his loss. Funeral services were conducted at the Williams home Sunday Oct. 8th by Rev. S. Dorris of Greenbrier. The burial followed at the family burying ground.

(Thursday October 19, 1911)

Cantrell's Store

A death that brought sadness to many hearts was that of Miss Phoebe Bennett daughter of Mr. W. J. Bennett. While sweeping Saturday morning Miss Bennett was holding gun in her left arm and in some way the gun was discharged the load entering her left arm. The arm was taken off Friday evening and was buried Saturday morning but was later taken up and buried with her. Miss Bennett was a devoted Christian and was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by an aged father and mother, one sister and several brothers.

(Thursday October 19, 1911)

Wm. R. Hughey

The following tribute to Wm. R. Hughey, a former resident of Gallatin who died recently in Lebanon is taken from the Lebanon Democrat: William R. Hughey was born March 26, 1866. When about twenty years of age he professed religion and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Gallatin, Tenn. In 1891 he was married to Miss Nannie Buice, of Atlanta, Ga., where they lived for some years. In 1906 they moved to Nashville, Tenn., where he and his wife united with the Baptist Church. He was a Mason and an Odd Fellow. He was an obedient son, affectionate husband, fond father, true Christian and citizen. After a quiet life of 45 years on the morning of Aug. 15, 1911 his loving Lord relieved from sufferings and he was welcomed home to the mansion the Christ had prepared for those that love God. To mother, wife, brother, children, and friends he left undoubted evidence that he was ready for the home in heaven. The funeral was conducted by Rev. S. G. Shaped at the home, after which the remains were laid to rest in Cedar Grove Cemetery by his Masonic brethren. He leaves a devoted wife, fond mother, one brother, five children, and a host of friends, who will miss his pleasant greeting in the home.

(Thursday, October 26, 1911)

H. C. Gowan

Mr. Henry C. Gowan, a prominent citizen of the Saundersville community, died at his home at that place last Thursday night, Oct. 19. He was stricken with paralysis on Monday preceding and gradually sank to his death. Mr. Gowan was 72 years of age and a Confederate soldier, having served with distinction throughout the four years of the war. He had been postmaster at Saundersville since 1885, and was a steward in the Saundersville Methodist Church, having held that position for many years. Mr. Gowan was also at one time a member of the Sumner Court. The burial took place at the family graveyard near his late residence Saturday.

(Thursday, October 26, 1911)

Cotton Town, R. 1

John Broadrick was called to Greenbrier last week to attend the burial of his brother.

Miss Dessie Broadrick, whose father died at Greenbrier a few days ago, will make her home here with her uncle, Jim Broaderick.

(Thursday, November 2, 1911)

Well Known Citizen Dead

William L. Albright Dies of Apoplexy Saturday Afternoon

Mr. William L. Albright, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Sumner County, died at 2 o' clock p. m. Saturday October 28, at his home three miles from town on the Long Hollow Pike. His death was due to apoplexy with which he was stricken last Wednesday night about 7 o'clock. He did not rally from the attack and from that until the time of his death was conscious only at brief intervals. The deceased was a pioneer citizen of Sumner County, having been born here November 26, 1837. Except for a brief residence in Simpson County, Kentucky he had lived here all his life. Mr. Albright was married January 19, 1861 to Miss Katherine McGee, daughter of the late Samuel McGee of the Dobbins Pike Community. He is survived by his wife and by one brother, Esq. J. W. Albright of the 10th district. He is survived also by the following children: Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace, Mrs. John Oldham, Miss Belle Albright, W. Frank Albright and Europe W. Albright, all of this county and Walter M. Albright of Muskogee, Okla. The deceased was a good citizen and a genial gentleman whose wide popularity was attested by the large assembly attending his burial which took place at the Gallatin Cemetery Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 3 o'clock by Rev. George L. Beale of the Methodist Church assisted by Rev. J. A. McFerrin and Rev. R. M. BuBose.

(Thursday, November 2, 1911)

Death of Infant

Minnie Katherine, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Landry died at their home on Factory Avenue in Gallatin Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock. The child was six weeks old. It was taken sick Sunday morning and died suddenly. The burial occurred at the Gallatin Cemetery at 3 p. m. Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Landry have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.



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