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Obituaries Sep., 1901 - 1926

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Gallatin Examiner (Miscellaneous)  
Microfilm Roll #103 - Date: 1860 - 1945

(Saturday, September 7, 1901)

Death of Cullen E. Bell.

On last Friday night at his home on the Red River Pike, Cullen E. Bell passed to the Great Beyond after an illness of some time of Bright's disease. The deceased was fifty-seven years of age and a member of the Methodist Church. He was a native of this county and a true Confederate soldier. The burial was at the Bell Burying Ground Saturday, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Blankenship.

(Saturday, September 7, 1901)

Death of An Infant.

On last Sunday evening the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Cherry of Nashville died at the residence of Mr. J. M. Head, four miles east of town on the Scottsville Pike. The deceased was ill only a short time, and its death was due to cholera infantum. The burial took place in Nashville, the home of the parents, who had been spending the summer in this county.

(Saturday, August 29, 1903)

Sudden Death of Miss Dale.

The many friends of Rev. W. T. Dale, formerly of Gallatin, will deeply sympathize with him in the death of a daughter, a young lady about grown, who died suddenly at Jasper this week. A sister was brushing her hair, when she had a hemorrhage and fell dead from the chair in which she was sitting. Rev. Mr. Dale was the founder of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Gallatin and was greatly beloved by our people.

(Saturday, August 29, 1903)

Died in Nashville.

Miss Lula Woodard, aged twenty-six, daughter of Robert Woodard, a former resident of Gallatin, died Sunday in Nashville. Her remains were interred in Gallatin Cemetery Monday with funeral services by Rev. D. C. Kelley of Nashville.

(Saturday, August 29, 1903)

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(Thursday, April 23, 1908)


The wife of Dr. W. B. Appling died at Perris, California last Saturday morning, the remains will be brought to Portland for interment.

Mrs. Jane Austin wife of the late Allen Austin died at the home of sons west of Portland the 14th inst. She was advanced in years and had been in failing health for some months. She was the good Samaritan to the sick and leaves many friends.

(Thursday, April 13, 1911)

D. W. Mitchell Dead.

D. W. Mitchell died in an infirmary in Nashville Wednesday morning. His remains will be brought to Gallatin and buried in Gallatin Cemetery today. The deceased formerly lived here and was well known by a number of our citizens. He was a brother-in-law of James W. and Miss Pattie Drane.

(Thursday, April 13, 1911)

Died in Nashville.

W. H. Williford, father of Mrs. W. R. Moncrief of Gallatin, died at the home of his daughter in Nashville Saturday night. He was sitting in a chair when the summons came. The deceased was 68 years of age and was an election by profession. The remains were brought to Gallatin Monday afternoon and interred in the city cemetery, services being held at the grave by Oak Camp, Woodmen of the World.

(Thursday, April 13, 1911)

Amos K. Milliken Dead.

Amos Kendall Milliken, aged 70 years, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Adelaide Norris 1311 Grantland Avenue, on the 6th inst., at 5:15 o'clock in the morning. Mr. Milliken was born in Franklin, Ky., and was a member of one of Kentucky and Tennessee's oldest families. Mr. Milliken has been making his home in Kentucky for the past several years, where he was engaged in the timber business. He is survived by the following children: Herbert B. Milliken of Kentucky, Mrs. Adelaide Norris, Wm. E. Millinken and Miss Desha Milliken of this city, and Joseph Milliken of Los Angeles, Cal. His wife preceded him to the beyond twelve years ago. Funeral services were held at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Norris 1311 Grantland Avenue. Services were conducted by Dr. W. C. Alexander of Glen Laven Church.

(Thursday, April 13, 1911)

Recent Deaths.

Thomas Bumpas, a highly respected citizen of this county, died on the 1 st inst. at a Nashville infirmary following a surgical operation. His remains were buried at Old Fountain Head.

William Herman Carver, the 8 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Carver, died on the 2 nd inst. at the home of his parents near Peytona. The interment took place the following day in Gallatin Cemetery.

James Butts, father of E. A. Butt of Portland, died on the 5 th inst. at his home in Franklin, Ky. The remains were brought to Portland for interment.

(Friday, April 27, 1917)

*(None found.)

(April 22, 1925)

Maurice Reed

Mr. Maurice Reed, a well known man of this community, passed away Saturday night at the Rest Room at the Court House, having been taken suddenly ill with acute indigestion. He was 63 years old. Services were held at the cemetery by Rev. S. L. Nash, the Episcopal service being read as Mr. Reed was a member of that church. He is survived by one sister, Miss Marie Reed, who lives in Paris, France. She was cablegramed of his death. While alone with no relative to care for him in his last moments, he was attended by tried and true friends and the beautiful service and tokens of respect were evidence of the faithfulness and warm hearted people of our city. We often times hear that "the good men do if often interred with their bones." This is one of the chosen places and Gallatin people are true to the noble example of other days, many of them with hearts of gold, and open hand for their fellow beings. Mr. Reed turned all of his earthly possessions over to Dr. Hickman, for him to have invoiced and sold or disposed of and the money sent to his sister to France.

(April 22, 1925)

W. N. Anderson.

A telegram to Mr. G. T. Brown brought the news of the death of his brother-in-law, W. N. Anderson of Caryon, Texas, Wednesday. Mr. Anderson was a native of Spartanburg, and moved to Bethpage with an Aunt. He was a man of genial and dependable qualities. He leaves a wife, Miss Octie Brown and several children. His remains were taken to Lamesa, Texas. He was a Mason and a member of the Presbyterian Church.

(April 22, 1925)

Mrs. Bledsoe Harris.

Victim of the Storm of March 18, Passes Away.

Mrs. Bledsoe Harris, a victim of the terrible storm of March 18, succumbed to the injuries received at that time making the 27th victim. Everything possible was done to save her life but to no avail. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gran Nimmo and is survived by her husband, Bledsoe Harris, two sons Paul of this county and James of Indianapolis. Mrs. Harris was a member of the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church and was 51 years of age, a woman with every good trait to endear her to those who knew her here and her death is greatly deplored by a large circle of acquaintances. Services were held at Pleasant Grove conducted by Rev. G. E. Poole, pastor of the Westmoreland Church and Rev. Mr. Neal of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.

(April 22, 1925)

In Remembrance

Of little Willard Melvin Bentle, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Estell Bentle born Feb 8, 1925 and departed this life April 17 and was laid to rest in the Eulia Cemetery. He was sick one week, having pneumonia. All was done that loving hands could do, but the Lord doth things well.

(April 22, 1925)

Mrs. John Allison

Mrs. John R. Allison, mother of Mr. Byrd Allison, passed away last Thursday and her funeral was held Friday at her home in Putnam County. She was in her 87th year and had been ill with the flu for several weeks. The death of Mrs. Allison marked the passing of one of the most congenital characters in the county, who was beloved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Christian Church from early girlhood. She is survived by two sons, Dr. J. Allison of Bloomington Springs, and Byrd Allison of Gallatin and two daughters Mrs. Milton Bartlett of Bellevue, Tenn. and Mrs. L. S. Exum of Laurell Hill.

(April 7, 1926)

In Memoriam

Mrs. W. S. Reed of Cottontown died March 23rd, 1926 after a gradual decline in health for several years and a severe spell of sickness of about two months. Mrs. Reed's maiden name was Maggie Amos and was born July 11, 1859 and her girlhood days were spent in Adairville, Ky. She lived there for a few years after her first marriage. She was married to Albert Washington Pitt Feb. 19, 1882. They soon moved to Sumner County near Friendship and from there to Cotton Town about 33 years ago. Mr. Pitt died in 1895 leaving her to care for their son and four of his children by a former marriage. She was appointed as Postmistress at Cottontown soon after this, which position she held for a number of years, administering the duties of the office in a creditable way. On July 21, 1901 she was married to W. S. Reed of Cottontown. She is survived by her husband, one son James Henry Pitt of Cottontown, one stepson Willie Pitt of  Springfield, one brother Willie Amos, two grandchildren, one niece and three nephews. Mrs. Reed was a lady of real worth and in her death the community loses one of its highly esteemed women. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was kind and gentle in her manner toward all. To be in her home was a rare pleasure and to hear her words of encouragement and advice was a privilege. She at all times was honest and conscientious, in word and deed and her modest dignity demanded the respect of all who knew her. One of the most prominent traits of her splendid character was her kindness and her gentleness. Friends say of her that she never uttered unkind things about anyone but rather sought to overlook the faults of others and to select the good qualities of all. She will be sorely missed by her relatives and friends. The passing of one of those rare women in these days of fashion and pleasure seeking is to be regretted. Funeral services were conducted at the Church of Christ at Cottontown by Elder Anderson of Pembroke, Ky., of the Primitive Baptist Church, of which the deceased had been a member since early life. Interment at Friendship Cemetery. A Friend.

(April 7, 1926)

Little Frances Miles

The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Miles April 2 and called their darling babe from this earth to her home above. Little Francis Elizabeth Miles was born, March 12, 1924 and died April 2, 1926, being but 2 years and 21 days old. *(Poem follows.) Written by her loving Aunt.

(April 7, 1926)

Mrs. Chas. Kiker

Mrs. Charles Kiker passed away at her home on Bledsoe Street Friday morning and was buried Friday afternoon at Mt. Olivet, Rev. W. B. Taylor of the Methodist Church, of which she was a member, officiated. Her death was caused by pneumonia, and she was sick but a short while. She is survived by her husband of Tampa, Fla., one daughter by a former marriage Mrs. Chas. Waters, and three daughters and two sons by the second marriage, Mrs. Ella McQuaide of Atlanta, Mrs. Elma Watkins of Commersville, Pa., and Miss Nellie Kiker of Atlanta, Richard Kiker of Atlanta and Louis of Nashville, also three brothers Ben, Wallace and John Hurt of Hendersonville.

(April 7, 1926)

Death of Mrs. George Boddie

Mrs. Geo. Boddie died at the infirmary in Nashville Sunday evening April 4 and funeral services were held Monday at the home of Mr. A. M. Blue. Mrs. Boddie was a woman of quiet deeply spiritual nature. She is survived by her twin sons James and Rufus Boddie and two daughters, Mrs. Frank Swaney of Goodlettsville and Miss Portia Boddie. Truly death is relentless and comes to all alike, and to those doubly bereaved we offer tender sympathy. Services were conducted by Rev. W. B. Taylor. Mrs. Boddie was Miss Willie Davis and was a member of the Methodist Church. She possessed a gentle modest and retiring nature, a devoted wife and mother and her untimely death is deplored by all who knew her. Only the Father knows the mystery of life and death and He alone can comfort and sustain us when trials like this must be met. The Woman's Missionary Society held a very brief meeting in order to pay tribute to this beloved member.

(April 7, 1926)

Jack Dalton

Jack Dalton, aged 52 years, died Saturday at the Sanitarium in Ft. Worth, Texas and buried at Cleburne, Texas, services being held at the Central Christian Church. Mr. Dalton was born at Hartsville and lived in Texas since early manhood. He is survived by his wife and one daughter Miss Lorce, two sons Roy and Ray and one brother, W. S. Dalton of Macon County, two half brothers B. Dalton and Frank Thompson, and two half sisters Mrs. Mary White, of Westmoreland and Mrs. W. A. Barry of Lancaster, Texas.


Sumner County, Tennessee Obituary Index

Genealogist's Companion to Research in Sumner County, Tennessee