Obituaries September - October, 1910

Obituaries September - October, 1910

Typed and Contributed by Linda Carpenter


(Thursday, September 22, 1910)

Dies At Ripe Old Age

Mr. Chas. C. Cantrell Passed Away at St. Thomas Hospital, Tuesday

Charles C. Cantrell, a former citizen of this county, died at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock, aged 78 years. For more than a year he had his home in Sparta with his daughter, Mrs. John C. Brown. The deceased was a son of Wm. Cantrell, a pioneer citizen of this county. Before the war he was engaged in the mercantile business in Gallatin in partnership with John D. Allen of Dixon Springs. He was a soldier in the Confederate Army. His wife was Miss Lutitia Allen, a daughter of Mr. Webb Allen, a prominent Attorney of Gallatin. After the war Mr. Cantrell was for many years a traveling salesman. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Stephen Cantrell of Gallatin, George Cantrell of Muskogee, Oklahoma and Mrs. Mira Hooper of Douglass, Arizona. His surviving children are as following: Mrs. John C. Brown, Sparta, Mrs. W. N. Culp, Louisville, Mrs. Joe C. Guild, Gallatin, Mrs. Frank Mason, Hopkinsville and Chas. W. Cantrell, of Pittsburg. The burial was from the residence of Capt. O. H. Fofter of Gallatin, Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.

(Thursday, September 22, 1910)

Tragic Death In Gallatin

Miss Melissa Fry Dies From Injuries Sustained in Runaway

A horrible accident occurred here Saturday when Miss Melissa Fry was thrown from her buggy by a frightened horse and received a wound from which she died a few hours later. Miss Fry was in her buggy near the southeast corner of the public square when her horse took fright and broke to run across the square east of the courthouse. By coming in contact with a delivery wagon the horse was stripped of his harness, and Miss Fry, who is supposed to have had the lines wrapped around her hands, was jerked to the ground, striking on the back of her head. The unfortunate woman was taken to the undertaking establishment of Pearson & Bond in an unconscious condition, and there she died at 3:30 o'clock, about three hours and forty-five minutes after the accident occurred. Before her death she regained consciousness and recognized some of her relatives. Miss Fry was a daughter of the late Colonel Fry and a sister of William and Jack Fry of this county. At the time of her death she was living just outside of the corporation limits on the Nashville Pike. She was 54 years of age and was a consistent member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. B. Lowry at the residence Monday afternoon, after which the interment took place at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, September 29, 1910)

Barks Jones Passes Away

Popular Young Man of Castalian Springs Dies at That Place

Barks Jones of Castalian Springs died at the home of his uncle, Wilson Wiseman, near that place Saturday morning at 3 o'clock. He had been ill of typhoid fever for several weeks and it was from a sudden relapse that his death resulted. The deceased was born and raised in this county, was 27 years old and a young businessman of fine promise. At the time of his death he was proprietor of a drug store at Castalian Springs. He had been for some time a consistent member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. He was well known in Gallatin having been previously connected with the drug firms of E. W. Senter and Max R. Bandy. Funeral services were conducted at the Hopewell Church Saturday afternoon by Rev. Wm. Wilks, of this county, and Rev. John T. Oakley of Hartsville. The burial took place at the Wiseman greave yard near Chipman.

(Thursday, September 29, 1910)

Mary Bone

This community was saddened Tuesday morning by announcement of the death of Mary Bone, the little six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas, C. Bone, which occurred at their home on the Red River Road Tuesday morning at 6:30 o'clock. She had been ill of spinal meningitis for only about twenty-four hours when death resulted. Mr. and Mrs. Bone have the profoundest sympathy of many friends and acquaintances because of their bereavement. Funeral services were conducted at the funeral home at 10 a. m. yesterday by Rev. J. D. Robins. The burial took place at the Gallatin Cemetery.

(Thursday, October 6, 1910)

Lytle Rippy

Prominent Citizen of the Twelfth District Goes to His Reward

Mr. Lytle Rippy, of the Twelfth District, one of the most prominent citizens of Sumner County, died at his home near Witham Saturday, September 24, after an illness of several months. He was born and reared in this county and at the time of his death was 73 years of age. He was a life long Democrat, prominent in the councils of his party and a splendid citizen whose presence in his community will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Dr. J. M. Rippy, State Prison Physician and Geo. A. Rippy of Princeton, Indiana. Funeral services and burial took place near Fairfield on Sunday, Sept. 25. Mr. Rippy had long been a ruling Elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Liberty.

(Thursday, October 6, 1910)

Velma Ruth Robins

The death of Velma Ruth, the three-year-old daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Robins of Douglass Chapel occurred at their home Tuesday morning at 1 o'clock. She had been ill of membranous croup since Saturday, but her death was unexpected and came as a shock to her parents and the many friends of the family. The burial took place at the Gallatin Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with funeral services by Rev. W. B. Lowry. Bro. Robins and his wife have the profoundest sympathy of many friends.

(Thursday, October 6, 1910)

Fate Gray

J. L. Gray of Anglea, a prominent citizen of the North Side, died at his home at that place Saturday morning, October 1, after a short illness of pneumonia. He was 56 years old and was held in high esteem by a large number of friends and acquaintances. He had been in the mercantile and undertaking business at Anglea for a number of years. He is survived by his wife and seven children. The burial was with Masonic honors at the Sherron burying ground Sunday morning. His funeral was the most largely attended of any similar occasion in that community, thus attesting the wide popularity of the deceased.

(Thursday, October 6, 1910)

Mrs. John Glasgow

Mrs. John Glasgow, formerly of Davidson County, died last Thursday at her home near Number One, aged 42 years. She was a devout Christian lady and a member of the Baptist Church. The burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville Friday.

(Thursday, October 6, 1910)

Death of Infant

Irene, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Womack died Saturday afternoon at their home on Desha Creek, aged eleven days. The burial took place at the Gallatin Cemetery Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, with funeral services by Rev. A. H. Huff of the Baptist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Womack have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

(Thursday, October 6, 1910)

J. T. Daughtry

J. T. Daughtry, a well known and popular citizen of the eight district, died at his home on Station Camp near Cotton Town last Sunday night at 11 o'clock. The burial took place Tuesday morning at the Gallatin Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. Malone of Franklin, Ky. The deceased was a splendid citizen and a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife and one child.

(Thursday, October 13, 1910)

Ernest W. Earls Dead

Dies From Injuries Received By a Fall From a Horse at Bethpage

Ernest Washington Earls, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Earls of Bransford, died at the home of his parents Thursday, October 6th. His death resulted from a broken leg, his injuries having been received several days before in a fall from a horse at Bethpage. On Wednesday the attending physicians, Drs. Parker and Wright, decided that amputation of the foot would be necessary, but it was found that the patient could not survive and death resulted on the day falling. The deceased was 17 years of age and a young gentleman of exemplary life whose untimely death is universally deplored. The funeral services, which were largely attended, were conducted at Bethpage at 11 a. m., Friday, October 7th by Rev. C. R. Wade. The burial followed at the Bethpage Cemetery.

(Thursday, October 13, 1910)

William Harold Gilliam

William Harold Gilliam, infant son of J. P. and Katie E. Gilliam, died at their home Oct. 5, 1910, age 3 months, 11 days. Little William Harold's death was very unexpected to all. He was the sixteenth grandchild of W. H. Gilliam, Sr. Ten children of W. H. Gilliam are all living. This little flower, the youngest of the family, has been called first to the heavenly home. May we all meet our little one that has gone before. His Grandmother.

(Thursday, October 20, 1910)

J. W. Moss Passes Away

At Dawson Springs After a Short Illness-Lived at Number One

J. W. Moss of Number One died at Dawson Springs last Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock after a short illness. He had been in ill health for some time, but his death was unexpected. Mr. Moss was 35 years old and was a native of Jackson County, having removed to Number One a year ago. He purchased what was known as the Goss Farm and there he has since resided with his family. He is survived by his wife and two children. The deceased was a member of the Christian Church and a splendid citizen. The burial took place at the Gallatin Cemetery Monday morning at 10 o'clock with funeral services by Elder I. C. Hoskins.

(Thursday, October 20, 1910)

Buried at Bethpage

Bud Smithson of this county died Sunday night in the Asylum for the Insane at Nashville. His remains were buried at his former home near Bethpage Monday afternoon.


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