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Obituaries September, 1905

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

(Saturday, September 2, 1905)

Death At Bransford.

Miss Alice Moncrief, daughter of L. B. Moncrief, died at Bransford Wednesday afternoon and was buried at Bethpage the following day. The deceased was 52 years old and had been a member of the Baptist Church for a number of years. She was highly esteemed in the community in which she resided.

(Saturday, September 2, 1905)

Death of Good Citizen.

D. A. Higgason, one of Cotton Town's most respected citizens, passed away Friday evening of last week. He is survived by his wife, who is an invalid, and one child. The deceased was 59 years old, and no man ever heard ill spoken of him. He was regarded as a man of the highest character and his neighbors pointed to him as one man above reproach. The burial took place at the Bursby Burial Grounds Saturday.

(Saturday, September 9, 1905)

Jas. W. Evans.

Veteran Of The Mexican War Passed Over The River.

James W. Evans, survivor of the Mexican War and known to his old comrades as "Old Essential," died in Nashville Sunday afternoon at the age of 78 years. The interment took place there the following day. The deceased was a native of Sumner County, and was a member of the Second Tennessee Regiment in the war with Mexico. He was a brave and gallant soldier and the few surviving veterans of his regiment held in high esteem as soldier and citizen. For a number of years Mr. Evans was a merchant in Nashville and later was connected with a leading clothing house there as salesman. He had been in very poor health for some time. He is survived by two married daughters, both residents of Nashville.

(Saturday, September 9, 1905)

David Wilkes.

Prominent Citizen Of Enon College Passed Away.

David Wilkes, one of the best known men of the Enon College community, died at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at the home the following day and the interment took place at Willow Grove. Mr. Wilkes was 56 years of age. He had been a successful farmer and business man and was a man of much influence in the community. He was an upright, honorable man and no man in his community was more highly esteemed than he. At the burial people assembled from many miles around, making it one of the largest country burials ever witnessed in that section. Mr. Wilkes is survived by his wife and three children.

(Saturday, September 16, 1905)

*(Most of this newspaper was torn. No obits found.)

(Saturday, September 23, 1905)

Mrs. A. Conyers Dead.

Mrs. A. Conyers, who lived near Liberty, died Thursday night from a cancer on the breast, from which she had been a sufferer for several years. She was about forty-five years of age and is survived by her husband and three children. She was a deeply religious woman and had many friends in the community in which she resided.

(Saturday, September 23, 1905)

Just Boiled Down

Stray Bits of County News And Gossip Caught On The Fly And Nailed Down For "News" Readers.

A little daughter of Gid Perry, who lives near Witham, died Saturday and was buried the day following at Mt. Vernon.


Robert Elmore, the 3-months-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. James Frakes, died Friday, Sept. 15th, and was buried the following day at the Frakes Burying Ground on the Long Hollow Pike.


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