Nicholas - 1912Putnam County Herald

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Parkison, R. F.: R. F. Parkison died at his home two miles west of this city on Tuesday night, Dec. 3, 1912, after a brief illness, and will be buried in the city cemetery today. He was a Confederate soldier with a good record, and was highly esteemed by all who new him. He leaves a family of grown up children. [Date: 12/5/1912, Vol. X, No. 49, Page 5]

Abston, Child of Lum: Lum Abston's child got burned Tuesday at 6 o'clock and died at one. She was laid to rest at Sand Springs. [Date: 4/18/1912, Vol. X, No. 16, Page 5]

Alexandra, Mary Wilbanks: Friday night, November second, the death angel visited our little town and claimed for its victim Mrs. Mary Wilbanks Alexandra, wife of Alex Alexandra. They had been married a little over two years. She had been sick for some time and her friends hoped that she would get well, but instead of growing stronger she had drooped day by day, until all, even the fond heirs which watched over her saw that she was surely passing away. It seemed almost impossible for those to whom her presence was sunlight to give her up, yet we know that God does every thing for the best. She was a christian lady, had grown up at Pleasant Hill and went to school at the academy for years. [Date: 11/7/1912, Vol. X, No. 45, Page 3]

Alexandria, Charlie: Charlie Alexandria was killed while working at the basket factory last Friday He fell in the scalding vat while scalding some logs. He was buried at the Rocky Springs cemetery last Sunday by the W. O. W. Lodge of which he was a member. (Bridgeport, AL) [Date: 2/8/1912, Vol. X, No. 6, Page 6]

Allen, Dow: Dow Allen was buried at Dotson Branch cemetery Dec. 29. He died at his home near Gentry's school house on Blackburn's Fork, Dec. 28, at 6:45 a. m. He leaves a wife, son, three daughters and many relatives to mourn his loss. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Swearingin. His son, Cook, is in California and his daughters live in the vicinity. Father is gone but not forgotten by relatives and friends. [Date: 1/4/1912, Vol. X, No. 1, Page 4]

Allen, Infant of John: The little infant of John Allen died and was buried last Tuesday. It leaves a father and mother to mourn its loss. [Date: 3/21/1912, Vol. X, No. 12, Page 11]

Allen, John: The death angel visited the home of Mr. Allen Saturday morning and claimed for its victim Mr. John Allen. He leaves seven children to mourn his loss. Mr. Allen had been a Christian man for several years, and we hope to meet him in a better world. He was laid to rest at the McBroom graveyard beside his dear wife, who had just gone on before. [Date: 12/26/1912, Vol. X, No. 52, Page 2]

Amos, Mary: We were made sad by the visit of the death angel who took for its victim, Aunt Mary Amos. We certainly will miss her pleasant face and loving voice which have been so much comfort to one and all. . . . Aunt Mary has certainly endured many hardships during her life on this old earth and surely deserves many stars in her crown. . . . [Date: 5/23/1912, Vol. X, No. 21, Page 7]

Anderson, Bob: The death angel visited the home of Bob Anderson Nov. 5, and took him away leaving a wife and one little son. His death was caused by heart trouble. [Date: 11/14/1912, Vol. X, No. 46, Page 3]

Arnold, Jesse: Jesse Arnold, one of Putnam county's most prominent and highly esteemed citizens, died Wednesday evening, after a gnliering (sic) illness, at his home in this city. He was 67 years old and until four years ago, when his health failed, he was a robust man. He served 12 years as clerk and master of the Chancery court of this county and six years as county judge. He organized the Bank of Cookeville and was its president for 20 years. He was mayor of Cookeville for several terms and was one of the most public spirited and progressive citizen this county ever had. Mrs. Arnold had been a ruling elder in the Presbyterian church of this city for 35 years and for more than 30 years had been secretary of its Sunday school. He was a pillar in his church and one of the leading Presbyterian laymen of the state, having often been a commissioner to the general assembly of the church. In his donations to his church and its enterprises and to all charitable and educational calls he was exceedingly liberal. He was a Mason of high degree and greatly attached to this order. Mr. Arnold is survived by his wife and four married daughters -- Mrs. C. E. Wilson and Mrs. O. E. Camerson of this city, Mrs. Lee Epperson of Algood and Mrs. Hamilton Wilson of Lebanon, and two sisters, Mrs. Ova Goodpasture and Mrs. Avo Douglass of Cookeville. He also has a larger number of other relatives in Cookeville. His funeral service will be conducted at the Presbyterian church tomorrow afternoon and his remains interred at the city cemetery. . . . [Date: 11/7/1912, Vol. X, No. 45, Page 3]

Beasley, Ardie Taft: The death angel visited this community Oct. 24th and claimed for it's victim Ardie Taft, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Beasley. The bereaved parents have the heart-felt sympathy of the community.[Date: 11/14/1912, Vol. X, No. 46, Page 3]

Beasley, Ardie Taft: The death angel visited this community Oct. 24th, and claimed for its victim Ardie Taft, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Beasley. The bereaved parents have the heart-felt sympathy of the community. [Date: 11/14/1912, Vol. X, No. 46, Page 3]

Bennett, Wiliam: Wiliam Bennett died at his home in the second district, of old age and paralysis. Mr. Bennett was the oldest man in Cheatham County. He was 106 years old. [Date: 2/1/1912, Vol. X, No. 5, Page 8]

Billingsley, W. N.: Prof. W. N. Billingsley, of Murfreesboro State Normal died at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville yesterday morning after undergoing an operation. He had been sick only a few days. Prof. Billingsley was 58 years old and had never married. He founded, and for many years was president of Burritt College at Spencer. He was born in Van Buren county. Prof. Billingsley was one of the best known educators in the South, and had many friends in Cookeville. [Date: 3/28/1912, Vol. X, No. 13, Page 6]

Boatman, Jere: Jere Boatman died Jan. 5, was buried at Paron, Jan. 6th. [Date: 1/18/1912, Vol. X, No. 3, Page 6]

Bockman, Wife of Bro. L. D.: Suitable resolutions were read and adopted on the death of the wife of Bro. L. D. Bockman, Our Noble Grand. [Date: 1/4/1912, Vol. X, No. 1, Page 1]

Boyd, A. W.: Mr. A. W. Boyd died at his home in this city on Christmas morning, after an illness of a few days with pneumonia. Mr. Boyd was one of the best and most widely known and most respected citizens of Putnam county. He had been twice elected to the state senate, and was clerk and master of the chancery court for a term. Mr. Boyd was a member of the Presbyterian church, and a Mason. His funeral will be held this afternoon, with Masonic rites. [Date: 12/26/1912, Vol. X, No. 52, Page 3]

Boyd, Willie: The ties of friendship and the bonds of loving affection are being constantly severed and sundered by the doing of death. On March 3, the Spirit of Willie Boyd left the earthly home and went beyond the river, leaving a lonely father and mourning sister. Willie was a loving and obedient chlid (sic). While his relatives and friends sorrow in the loss of his companionship they can sorrow not without hope that he is far better off than if he were here suffering upon a bed of affliction with little or no hope of recovery. [Date: 3/141912, Vol. X, No. 11, Page 8]

Burgess, Twins of Mat: The death angel visited the home of Mat Burgess on last Thursday and took from them their two little infant twins, which were only a few days old. [Date: 5/23/1912, Vol. X, No. 20, Page 7]

Burgess, Zina: Mrs. Zina Burgess died last Wednesday. She was a good Christian woman. [Date: 2/29/1912, Vol. X, No. 9, Page 7]

Burton, John: John Burton died last Thursday, March 14, 1912 after a long illness. He was about 64 years of age and had been for many years a noted character about Cookeville. He was an honest man in every sense of the word and had many friends. [Date: 3/21/1912, Vol. X, No. 12, Page 8]

Byers, Mother of J. J.: The New year with some of us is not without its sorrows for on the 11th of January our dear mother died very suddenly without a word of warning to any one and doubtless lots of the relatives and readers will recall a piece I wrote some years back of us children all begin called in to see her and we were all together once more; not so this time. I and her brother, N. J. Kinnaird, of this place and her sister, Mrs. Gulley, of Willow Point were all that could attend, it was so cold. She was at her daughter's, Mrs. Rector's, and was buried at Gibtown where we met cousin John and Mitchell Shipley with just enough friends to put her away. Not a song or a word of service and it was a sad parting though such is life. She was 77 years and one month and as we have many relatives and friends there I write the Hearld (sic) so all can hear. . . . J. J. Byers (Springtown, Texas) [Date: 2/22/1912, Vol. X, No. 8, Page 3]

Carlen, Hugh: Hugh Carlen Killed -- Last Thursday night Deputy Sheriff Hugh Carlen was killed in an affray at Silver Point. George and Lon Murdock were arrested for the murder. It appears that Carlen had an execution against George Murdock and meeting him in the store of Walter Jones asked George to pay the balance due on the execution. Some words followed and witnesses say the Murdock boys attacked Carlen with knives, while Carlen drew his pistol and tried to strike Murdock with it, but dropped it on the floor. He then grabbed George Murdock and they fell to the floor, out of sight of witnesses, behind a counter. In the scuffle the pistol was shot once and Carlen fell with a bullet through the bowels. He was taken to his home and lived until early Saturday morning. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. Mr. Carlen leaves a wife and six children. He had been a deputy sheriff for several years and had the reputation of being a good officer. The Murdock brothers were arrested by Sheriff A. L. Weeks and given a hearing on Monday before Esq. J. R. Douglass, who bound them over on bond of $5,000 each which has not been made as yet. [Date: 2/29/1912, Vol. X, No. 9, Page 1]

Cowden, Polly: Mrs. Polly Cowden died last Friday night. She was the wife of Beecher Cowden and was a good woman and loved by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and father, one brother and two sisters and a host of friends to mourn her loss. [Date: 11/21/1912, Vol. X, No. 47, Page 4]

Cowen, Eliza: The death angel visited our community Friday, Aug. 16, 1912 and laid its icy hand on the brow of one of our dearest old women, Mrs. Eliza Cowen, age 82 years. Mrs. Cowen was loved by all who knew her. We will miss her greatly but she now resides in a better home than ours. She left several children and grand-children to mourn her loss, a loss to them on earth but a happy gain to her in Heaven. . . . [Date: 8/29/1912, Vol. X, No. 35, Page 1]

Currie, Maggie: Mrs. Maggie Currie, wife of W. G. Currie, died Tuesday at her home in Ada, Okla. She had been suffering for several weeks from inflammatory rheumatism and the immediate cause of her death was rheumatism of the heart. She was a daughter of the late W. W. Goodpasture of Livingston. After her marriage she removed to Cookeville with her husband and they resided here for fifteen years. She was a noble christian woman and was greatly beloved by all who knew her. She was a niece of Mrs. Ova Goodpasture of this city. Mrs. Currie was 46 years old and a member of the Presbyterian church. She is survived by her husband and three grown children. Her interment will take place today in Greenwood cemetery at Memphis. [Date: 4/25/1912, Vol. X, No. 17, Page 6]

Davis, Carson: Little Carson Davis died last Monday night and was buried at the Ada graveyard. . . (Ahloso, OK) [Date: 1/4/1912, Vol. X, No. 1, Page 2]

Davis, Jane: Miss Jane Davis died this morning at the home of her brother, Morgan Davis, after a long illness. She was about 75 years of age. Interment will be made at the West graveyard. [Date: 8/8/1912, Vol. X, No. 32, Page 5]

Davis, John: John Davis died at the home of Will Huddleston early Monday morning, after a long illness. Mr. Davis was 63 years of age, and had never married. He was a brother of the late Henry P. Davis. [Date: 2/1/1912, Vol. X, No. 5, Page 5]

Davis, John: Once more the grim monster, death, has invaded our community and took for its victim John Davis. God in his wisdom saw fit to remove him from this world to another. The interment took place Jan 29, in the West graveyard. We deeply sympathize with the bereaved ones. [Date: 2/8/1912, Vol. X, No. 6, Page 8]

Davis, Stephen D.: New reaches us of the recent death of Stephen D. Davis at his home near Eliasville, Texas. He was a brother of Henry P. Davis, and formerly well known in Putnam County. [Date: 1/4/1912, Vol. X, No. 1, Page 5]

Denny, Wife of Will: The death angel visited the home of Will Denny, June 11th, and took for its victim, Mr. Denny's beloved wife. The bereaved family have our heartfelt sympathy; we pray God's blessings rest upon them. [Date: 6/20/1912, Vol. X, No. 25, Page 5]

Dyer, Mother of Wilbur: The heartfelt sympathy of the brethren of Mt. View Lodge No. 179, I. O. O. F. is extended to Bro. Wilbur Dyer in his sad bereavement, occasioned by the death of his mother on the 19th inst. [Date: 4/25/1912, Vol. X, No. 17, Page 8]

Edwards, Thos.: Word reaches us that Thos. Edwards died at his home in the 16th district this morning. He was a prominent farmer and the father of County Judge Sam Edwards. [Date: 2/1/1912, Vol. X, No. 5, Page 5]

Edwards, Tom: Uncle Tom Edwards died the first day of this month after being sick for some time. He was 74 years old last June, an old confederate soldier and had been a member of the Pistol church for a number of years. He leaves a wife and one son and daughter to mourn his loss and a host of friends. He was the father of our county judge. He will be missed by his family and not only his family but the entire community. His remains were laid to rest in the Boiling Springs cemetery, services being conducted by Rev. Sam Howell. The bereaved family has our sympathy. [Date: 2/8/1912, Vol. X, No. 6, Page 4]

Fancher, J. A. P.: The death angel visited our community last week and took for its victims J. A. P. Fancher and Randa Hutson. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones. [Date: 7/11/1912, Vol. X, No. 28, Page 3]

Fancher, Polk: Polk Fancher died June 13 and was laid to rest at Old Zion the 14. [Date: 6/27/1912, Vol. X, No. 26, Page 2]

Farley, W. A.: Dr. W. A. Farley died at his home in Mayland Tuesday morning of brights disease. He was 54 years old and had been a member of the Christian church for a number of years. He had been in the goods business at Mayland for some time and has many friends there in Putnam county. The remains were brought to Cookeville on the train where they were met with conveyance and taken to Browns Mill and laid to rest in the Brown cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. W. Stone. He leaves a wife three children, a mother and two sisters. The entire family has the sympathy of their many friends. [Date: 3/21/1912, Vol. X, No. 12, Page 14]

Farley, W. A.: W. A. Farley, one of Maylands most successful merchants died Tuesday morning after an illness of only a few days, the write has not yet learned just what the trouble was. We are sorroy (sic) to lose such a friend. He leaves a wife and three children and a host of friends to mourn his loss. [Date: 3/28/1912, Vol. X, No. 13, Page 8]

Fields, J. D.: A Correction -- In reporting the death of J. D. Fields in last weeks Herald your correspondent was in error. If he had lived until the 13 of next April he would have been 68 years old. He volunteered in May 1861 in Capt. (afterward Col) John Fite's Company and was mustered into 7th (Col. Hatton) Reg. Tenn. Vols. By the way he was my nephew and known as Dick Fields. Respectfully, A. Bryant. [Date: 2/15/1912, Vol. X, No. 7, Page 5]

Fields, J. D.: Rebel Soldier Passes Away -- J. D. Fields, of near Chestnut Mound died Jan. 9, 1912, aged 69 years. He was a member of the church 33 years, and was a Rebel Soldier, an honest, hard working farmer. He was the father of R. J. Fields, the well known tobacco raiser, of the 12th Dist. in this county and also has some children in the West, their address being unknown. Perhaps this item may convey to them the sad news and that they may join the relatives here in sympathy in mourning the loss of a kind and loving father. [Date: 2/1/1912, Vol. X, No. 5, Page 1]

Freeze, A. C.: A. C. Freeze of Waterloo died at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. W. Chilcutt, in this city on Thursday May 23, 1912, from the effects of a second attack of paralysis. Mr. Freeze was about 54 years of age, and a son of the late Maj. Freeze. He had a wide acquaintance and many friends in this section. The funeral was held Friday evening services being conducted by Rev. J. T. Price. Mr. Freeze is survived by his wife and several small children. [Date: 5/30/1912, Vol. X, No. 21, Page 1]

Garner, Baby of Mr. and Mrs.: The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Garner this week, and claimed for its own their precious little baby. (Marshall, AR) [Date: 12/12/1912, Vol. X, No. 50, Page 4]

Garrison, Elizabeth: "The death angel visited our community and claimed for its victim Mrs. Elizabeth Garrison. She leaves a husband, five children, a mother, father, three sisters and two brothers to mourn her loss. She had been sick for sometime with tuberculosis. She was a true christian woman and loved by all who knew her. Her last words were, ""There is nothing in the way."" Her remains were laid to rest in the Starnes cemetery." [Date: 12/12/1912, Vol. X, No. 50, Page 3]

Geer, Lucy: Mrs. Lucy Geer died at her home Saturday night. She was laid to rest Monday at McCann Town. (Sparta) [Date: 4/25/1912, Vol. X, No. 17, Page 5]

Gooch, Sarah: The death angel visited the home of Mr. Joe Gooch Dec. 7, 1912, and claimed for its victim his beloved wife. How sad it is for the wife and mother to be taken from any home. But God knows best. She leaves a husband and seven children, and a host of friends to mourn her loss. She was a good, christain (sic) woman, a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was loved by all who knew her. You always met her with a glad and friendly smile. Her body was carried to White County and laid to rest in the hold home cemetery. Mrs. Sarah Gooch was 49 years old. Her maiden name was Bullock. . . [Date: 12/12/1912, Vol. X, No. 50, Page 1]

Graham, Mattie J.: The death angle (sic) visited the home of J. F. Graham Wednesday morning and laid his icy hands upon the life of his precious wife. She departed this life at the age of 69 years and after a companionship for 52 years with Mr. Graham. She leaves besides, a son and grand children to mourn her loss. She lived a Christian life and her spirit is in a better world to draw as a magnet all those who love and will follow her. After a simple burial service repeated by Rev. George Clark, the remains were laid to rest at Talihina cemetery in the presence of friends and relatives (unreadable) -- Tahilina (Okla) [Date: 8/15/1912, Vol. X, No. 33, Page 1]

Greer, Lucy: Mrs. Lucy Geer died at her home Saturday night. She was laid to rest Monday at McCan Town. (Sparta) [Date: 4/25/1912, Vol. X, No. 17, Page 6]

Grimes, Harvey: The death angel visited our community and claimed for its victim Mr. Harvey Grimes, who was about 81 years of age. He leaves several children and a host of friends. [Date: 11/7/1912, Vol. X, No. 45, Page 2]

Haggard, John: We had a sad accident at the Bridgeport Woodenware Mfg Co. last Friday resulting in the death of John Haggard. He was running one of the saws when a piece of timber got hung, flying back and hitting him in the side just below the heart, breaking three ribs. He drew only one breath after being hit. He was 20 years old and left a father, mother, three sisters and four brothers to mourn his death but their loss is his eternal gain. He was a member of the Holiness church and loved by all who knew him. His remains were laid to rest Saturday evening at 3 o'clock in the Rocky Springs cemetery. (Bridgeport, AL) [Date: 7/4/1912, Vol. X, No. 27, Page 3]

Hembree, Joe Bob: Hon. Joe Bob Hembree died at his home near Travisville on January 20. He was well known in his section and was quite active in politics. [Date: 2/8/1912, Vol. X, No. 6, Page 5]

Henry, Ernest: Card of Thanks - We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for the kindness shown us during the sickness and death of our sweet baby, Ernest. May the Lord Bless them all is our prayer. Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Henry [Date: 4/28/1912, Vol. X, No. 16, Page 7]

Henry, Millie Ann: Aunt Millie Ann Henry died last Wednesday and was buried Thursday at the Henry graveyard. She has many friends and relatives to mourn her loss. [Date: 2/15/1912, Vol. X, No. 7, Page 3]

Hensley, Carrie: Mrs. Carrie Hensley died last Saturday and was buried at Chaffin graveyard, she left a host of friends and relatives to mourn her loss. She was a good christian woman and a good step-mother. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones. [Date: 4/25/1912, Vol. X, No. 17, Page 5]

Hensley, Carrie: Mrs. Carrie Hensley, wife of Dave J. Hensley died at their home at Cookeville Route 8, April 20, and was buried in the family burying ground April 21. She leaves a husband and three small children and a host of friends to mourn their loss. [Date: 4/25/1912, Vol. X, No. 17, Page 6]

Hensley, Infant of Mr. and Mrs. W. A.: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hensley died Sunday night. [Date: 1/25/1912, Vol. X, No. 4, Page 5]

Hix, Lewis: Lewis Hix, of Monterey, a telephone lineman, was killed by coming in contact with a live wire while working in Nashville last Monday. He had a number of relatives and friends here. [Date: 3/7/1912, Vol. X, No. 10, Page 5]

Hood, Lizzie: Lizzie Hood died Sunday night and was buried Monday at Sand Springs grave yard. She left her father, mother, husband and two children to mourn her loss. [Date: 4/25/1912, Vol. X, No. 17, Page 4]

Howard, Baby of Mrs. and Mrs. Ger.: The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ger. Howard and took away their little baby, about six weeks old. The bereaved ones have our sympathy. (Ahloso, OK) [Date: 12/19/1912, Vol. X, No. 51, Page 3]

Howard, Vestal: Health is very good except meningitis, there is lots of it in this county; Vestal Howard died about two weeks ago with this disease. (Ahloso, Okla.) [Date: 4/25/1912, Vol. X, No. 17, Page 9]

Huff, Mrs. Bradley: The death angel visited the home of Bradley Huff Friday night and claimed for its victim his loving wife. She leaves a husband and three small children to mourn her loss. [Date: 8/15/1912, Vol. X, No. 33, Page 3]

Hutson, Charlie: Charlie Hutson died last week and was buried at Old Zion. He was confined to his room 14 months and 5 days, which was caused by turning a summer-sault and breaking his back. [Date: 2/15/1912, Vol. X, No. 7, Page 4]

Hutson, Randa: The death angel visited our community last week and took for its victims J. A. P. Fancher and Randa Hutson. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones. [Date: 7/11/1912, Vol. X, No. 28, Page 3]

Hyder, Sophia: Mrs. Sophia Hyder, wife of J. S. Hyder, died at her home in the Rockwell Hollow Monday evening Feb. 5, 1912. [Date: 2/8/1912, Vol. X, No. 6, Page 5]

Jackson, Jane: The death angel came into our midst Sunday, Sept. 8, and claimed for its victim our dear friend Mrs. Jane Jackson. Mrs. Jackson was the wife of Mr. James Jackson, who has been dead for several years. She was 67 years and the mother of eleven children. Her remains were laid to rest at the Sand Springs cemetery. She was a devoted christian and a good mother. . . . [Date: 9/19/1912, Vol. X, No. 38, Page 3]

Jackson, Mrs. Grundy: Mrs. Grundy Jackson, of near Baxter died Monday, July 15. She was a daughter of Geo. West. [Date: 7/18/1912, Vol. X, No. 29, Page 6]

Johnson, Logan: Logan Johnson died at his home near Waterloo April 12 and was buried at West cemetery the 13th. His many friends and relatives have our deepest sympathy. [Date: 4/25/1912, Vol. X, No. 17, Page 2]

Johnson, Logan: The writer was sorry to hear of the death Mr. Logan Johnson of Waterloo. [Date: 4/18/1912, Vol. X, No. 16, Page 3]

Johnson, Martha: Aunt Martha Johnson died last week Thursday and was buried at Smith Chapel Saturday in the presence of a large crowd. She leaves a host of relatives and friends. [Date: 10/3/1912, Vol. X, No. 40, Page 7]

Johnson, Mrs. S. L.: On the 19th of Sept., 1912, the death angel came and visited the home of S. L. Johnson and called from him his loving wife. Mrs. Johnson had been sick a long time and suffered untold pain. . . . She leave three sons, three daughters and a tender husband to mourn the loss of a devoted mother and faithful wife. Mrs. Johnson had beenn (sic) a member of the Church of Christ for many years, and has lived a devoted Christian life., . . . Mrs. Johnson's remains were laid to rest. in the old family graveyard at Smith's Chapel, where many of her friends met her and paid her their last tribute of honor in this world. [Date: 11/14/1912, Vol. X, No. 46, Page 5]

Johnston, Frank: Frank Johnston, of this city, foreman at the Cookeville Vener Cos. plant in White county, was accidentally killed at the mill one day last week. He went to saw a piece of timber when it bound on the saw and was thrown, striking Johnston in the stomach. He was brought here and died of his injuries the next day. He was taken to his old home near Mt. Pleasant for burial. Mr. Johnston was a good citizen. He leaves a wife and three children. [Date: 8/29/1912, Vol. X, No. 35, Page 1]

Jones, Marvin: In an affray near W. M. Henry's store in the third district last Sunday evening, Rutherford Hyder shot and killed Marvin Jones, and was himself shot in the hip and shoulder. The trouble is said to have occurred over some remarks made by Hyder about a sister of Jones. Marvin Jones was 19 years old. [Date: 3/21/1912, Vol. X, No. 12, Page 1]

Judd, Mrs. W. W.: "Sensational Shooting -- Last Friday night Mrs. J. C. Barnes boarded the shopping train at Buffalo Valley, walked through the coach to the rear platform, and without speaking a word opened fire with a pistol on Mrs. W. W. Judd where she was standing. Every shot took effect and Mrs. Judd was instantly killed. Mrs. Barnes then quietly stepped off the train and started home. Sheriff A. L. Weeks was on the train in the smoking car, and overtook Mrs. Barnes just after she left the train and told her he would have to arrest her. She gave him her pistol and quietly submitted to arrest, but did not want to come to Cookeville on the train on which the tragedy occurred. The sheriff accompanied Mrs. Barnes home and during the night she broke down from the nervous strain and was not able to come to Cookeville until Monday. On that afternoon she was arraigned before Esq. J. R. Douglass, a warrant charging murder in the first degree having been sworn out by W. W. Judd. . . . Mrs. Barnes is the wife of Jesse C. Barnes, and lives on a farm near Buffalo Valley. Mrs. Judd was the wife of W. W. Judd, station agent for the T. C. railroad at Double Springs. Mrs. Judd was brought home on the train on which the tragedy was enacted. She was buried on Saturday evening in the presence of about 1,000 people. The cause of the shooting was alleged intimacy between Mr. Barnes and Mrs. Judd. The tragic action is another case of the ""unwritten law,"" usual in that a wronged woman sought vengeance." [Date: 6/6/1912, Vol. X, No. 23, Page 7]

Kirklin, Rubie Irene: We want to thank our many friends of Boma, Tenn., in regard to the burial of our dear baby, and also our friends in Kentucky. The death angel visited the home of Millard and Laura Kirklin on Aug. 23, 1912, and claimed for its victim their little daughter, Rubie Irene. She was 1 year, 8 months and 3 days old. [Date: 9/19/1912, Vol. X, No. 38, Page 3]

Kirklin, Rubie: The death angel visited Mr. and Mrs. Millard Kirklin and claimed for its victim their precious little daughter Rubie. They have returned to their home at Hopkinsville, Ky. [Date: 8/29/1912, Vol. X, No. 35, Page 3]

Kuykendall, Mrs. M. A.: Mrs. M. A. Kuykendall died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. A. Hutchison on Route 1, Tuesday morning Sept. 3, 1912, at 2:30 o'clock. She was buried at Smyrna Wednesday evening. Elder Palk Whitefield of Oklahoma conducted the services. [Date: 9/5/1912, Vol. X, No. 36, Page 5]

Langford, Matthew: """Uncle Matthew"" Langford, the oldest peace officer in Tennessee and in all probability in the United States died at his home in this city Sunday afternoon. He was in his eighty-fourth year. In the last August election ""Uncle Matthew"" led the ticket for re-election as Constable for Cookeville, or First District. He was first elected Constable of this district in 1851 and in November, 1852 -- sixty years ago -- he was the officer who held the regular election in this district in which election Franklin Pearce was elected President of the United States. He served for thirty-six yars (sic) as Constable for Deputy Sheriff and was one of the best civil officers this country has ever had. Few men in the Upper Cumberland section were more widely known and none more highly esteemed than ""Uncle Matthew"". For sixty-five years he had been a devoted member of the Primitive Baptist Church. He served gallantly in the Confederate army throughout the civil war and never tired of relating his experiences as a soldier. Until two months ago, when he was taken ill with a severe carbuncle on the back of his neck, he was a vigorous, both physically and mentally, as most men of sixty. His faculties were unimpaired until his last illness. He was married four times and is survived by his last wife and four grown children. He was personally acquainted with practically every man in this county and was familiarly known by everyone as ""Uncle Matthew."" His interment took place Monday afternoon at the Spring Creek Cemetery, ten miles north of this city, in the neighborhood in which he was reared and in the yard of the church of which he had been a member for almost seventy years." [Date: 11/21/1912, Vol. X, No. 47, Page 2]

Ledbetter, Rosie: The death angel visited the home of Mr. John Ledbetter a few days ago and took away their sweet baby, Rosie. She was a sweet little girl and is missed by all. May the Lord prepare us to meet little Rosie in a better world than this, where there will be no sad farewells. (Ahloso, OK) [Date: 10/24/1912, Vol. X, No. 43, Page 3]

Ledford, Child of James: A little child of James Ledford died a few days ago of pneumonia. [Date: 3/21/1912, Vol. X, No. 12, Page 10]

Lee, Z. P.: Capt. Z. P. Lee died at his home in Nashville Monday morning at 9:45, Oct. 14, 1912. Capt. Lee was 69 years of age and is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. R. L. Jennings of Stateville, Mrs. Frank Richmond of Cookeville, Dr. Harry Lee of Spivey, Mrs. R. E. Potter of Cookeville, Mrs. J. C. Read of Pueble, Col., Portia Lee of Monterey, Mrs. C. W. Carrol of Chicago, Mrs. Nora Leee (sic) Jones and R. E. Lee of Nashville. Prayers were held at the residence Monday evening, at 7:30 o'clock by Dr. G. A. Lofton. The remains were forwarded to Smithville, Tenn., over the Tennessee Central Railroad Tuesday morning. Capt. Lee lived in Cookeville for several years where he has many friends who will regret to hear of his death. [Date: 10/10/1912, Vol. X, No. 42, Page 5]

Lock, Infant of Mr. and Mrs. Matt: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lock died Saturday. [Date: 3/7/1912, Vol. X, No. 10, Page 8]

Loftis, Infant of Mr. and Mrs. France: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. France Loftis died Saturday. [Date: 1/18/1912, Vol. X, No. 3, Page 3]

Lollar, Frances: The death angel has visited our community. Mrs. Frances Lollar died the 25th of Nov. She leaves a husband and six children, four brothers and one sister to mourn her loss. [Date: 12/5/1912, Vol. X, No. 49, Page 4]

Lollar, Herman: Our community was grieved and shocked Friday morning by the news that Herman Lollar was dead. When the aged suddenly die it is only tired nature taking its rest. But when those young and happy leave us so suddenly it is then that the heart is mostly shocked. Herman was sick but a short while, being taken sick on Friday, little before noon and died the next Friday morning July 26 about 3:30 o'clock. Herman was a boy of lovely face and disposition and ready with a smile and kind word for all, and will be greatly missed. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Lollar, and leaves father mother four brothers, two sisters and a wife to whom he had been married something near three months, beside many near and dear friends and relatives whose hearts will ache for the sound of a cheerful voice that is still. . . . [Date: 8/1/1912, Vol. X, No. 31, Page 8]

Lollar, Infant of Stanton: The infant of Stanton Lollar died Sunday night. [Date: 11/7/1912, Vol. X, No. 45, Page 2]

Madewell, Child of J. T.: J. T. Madewell's child died last Saturday night and was buried at Sand Springs. [Date: 12/5/1912, Vol. X, No. 49, Page 6]

Matlock, Mary: Mrs. Mary Matlock -- Mrs. Matlock died at her home in Sparta, Tuesday afternoon, after a long and painful illness, and was buried Wednesday after at Highland Cemetery, following the impressive funeral service conducted by Rev. F. E. Alford at the Methodist Church. Mrs. Matlock died at the age of 67 years, 7 months and 23 days, during a large portion of which time she had been a faithful member of the Methodist church. In speaking of her character Rev. Alford, in course of the funeral service, stated that Mrs. Matlock was told by one of her sons a few days ago that he had never known of her doing anything wrong. Mrs. Matlock is survived by her husband, W. H. Matlock of Sparta, Charlie Matlock of Birmingham, Ala. and Walter Matlock of Kansas City. . . . [Date: 12/19/1912, Vol. X, No. 51, Page 5]

Matlock, Mrs. John: Mrs. John Matlock departed this world one day last week. (Sparta) [Date: 5/2/1912, Vol. X, No. 18, Page 7]

Maurer, Louise: Mrs. Louise Maurer died the 7 inst. of pneumonia, she was 70 years old. (Santa Fe, KS) [Date: 3/28/1912, Vol. X, No. 13, Page 10]

Maxwell, Mrs. A. G.: Mrs. A. G. Maxwell of this city died in San Antonio, Texas, last Sunday, April 7, 1912. In hope of benefiting her health Mrs. Maxwell went to Texas to spend the winder, but the change of climate brought no relief. She was brought here for burial, arriving Tuesday night, the funeral taking place from the family residence Wednesday afternoon, services being conducted by Rev. W. B. Boyd. Mrs. Maxwell was greatly loved by her many friends. She leaves her husband and five children, to whom our hearts go out in sympathy. [Date: 4/11/1912, Vol. X, No. 15, Page 4]

Maxwell, Nannie Washburn: Resolutions of Respect -- . . . Whereas, God in his infinite wisdom has removed from our midst our friend and sister, Nannie Washburn Maxwell, wife of our esteemed townsman, A. G. Maxwell, . . . [Date: 4/25/1912, Vol. X, No. 17, Page 8]

McCauley, Mrs.: Mrs. McCauley died January 13th and was buried at the Phillip's graveyard the 14th. [Date: 2/1/1912, Vol. X, No. 5, Page 6]

McCowan, Daughter of George: The death angel visited Bro. George McCowin some few days ago and claimed for its victim one of his daughters. [Date: 12/5/1912, Vol. X, No. 49, Page 5]

McKay, Margaret (Davis): Mrs. Margaret (Davis) McKay of Sparta died March 4. To the bereaved ones we extend our greatest sympathy. [Date: 3/14/1912, Vol. X, No. 11, Page 7]

Melton, Dr.: The news reached us that Dr. Melton was dead; we was sorry to hear the bad news, he was a dear old friend of ours and we hate to give him up but the Lord knows best. [Date: 9/12/1912, Vol. X, No. 37, Page 7]

Mitchell, Martin: The death angel visited J. M. Mitchell's home Friday morning at 9 o'clock and claimed for its victim his beloved father, Uncle Martin Mitchell. He was very old man, somewhere in the 80's. He was an old soldier and pensioner and was loved by all who knew him. He was laid to rest at Taylors, Tennessee. (Sparta) [Date: 5/16/1912, Vol. X, No. 20, Page 3]

Mitchell, Mrs. H. J.: Death visited Mr. and Mrs. John Tucker Thursday, August 8, and called Mrs. H. J. Mitchell from this world to a better world. Grandma Mitchell, as we all called her was 83 years of age and has been a member of the Church of Christ 63 years. She was a good christian and a good woman and died happy. Mrs. Mitchell was the mother of Mrs. John Tucker of this place (Double Springs). . . . [Date: 8/15/1912, Vol. X, No. 33, Page 2]

Mitchell, R. L.: R. L. Mitchell, Sr., died at his home in Livingston a few days ago. He was 77 years of age, a mason and member of the Methodist church. Mr. Mitchell served through the war with Morgan's cavalry of the confederate army. He was well known in the upper country, and highly esteemed by all. [Date: 2/15/1912, Vol. X, No. 7, Page 5]

Moore, Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C.: The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Moore died last Thursday and was taken to Crossville for burial. The child was only a few days old. [Date: 6/20/1912, Vol. X, No. 25, Page 5]

Morrow, Nancy: Mrs. Nancy Morrow was buried at Salem cemetery Tuesday afternoon. [Date: 5/2/1912, Vol. X, No. 18, Page 8]

Nicholas, Henry M.: Henry M. Nicholas, one of Putnam county's oldest citizens passed away at his home on Falling Water Sept. 10, 1912, in his 80th year. He had been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church about 50 years. His widow two sons and one daughter survive him. The funeral service was conducted at Salem by Rev. W. W. Baxter in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives. [Date: 9/12/1912, Vol. X, No. 37, Page 4]

Odum, Jeff: Mr. Jeff Odum died at his home near Cookeville Sunday evening and was buried at the West cemetery Monday evening. He leaves a wife and several little children to mourn his loss. [Date: 9/19/1912, Vol. X, No. 38, Page 3]

Parrigin, Lee: Lee Parrigin, colored, died at his home near Algood last week. He went through the Civil war as a servant to his master and was faithful throughout the four years of conflict. He attended all the reunions of confederate soldiers in this section and was treated as a comrade by the boys. Parrigin always the voted the Democratic ticket. He was higly (sic) esteemed and a good citizen. [Date: 2/8/1912, Vol. X, No. 6, Page 5]

Pippin, Mrs. Ab: Mrs. Ab Pippin died Monday and was buried Tuesday in the Bloomington Cemetery. [Date: 2/1/1912, Vol. X, No. 5, Page 2]

Plumlee, D. B.: Dr. D. B. Plumlee died at his home near Butler's Landing last Saturday. He had been prominent in politics a few years ago, but had for some time devoted his time to the practice of his profession. [Date: 3/4/1912, Vol. X, No. 11, Page 6]

Porter, Jas. D.: Ex. Gov. Jas. D. Porter died at his home in Paris last week. He was one of the South's noblest sons, and had passed four score years. Gov. Porter had been honored many times by the people of Tennessee. [Date: 5/30/1912, Vol. X, No. 22, Page 4]

Ramsey, Eva: Those that know Mrs. Eva Ramsey, daughter of Alonzo Derrington, will be much grieving to learn of her death. She died of tuberculosis on Dec. 25. (Pyland, MO) [Date: 2/8/1912, Vol. X, No. 6, Page 6]

Ray, Girl of Mr. and Mrs. R. L.: A little girl of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ray died Wednesday and was buried today. [Date: 2/15/1912, Vol. X, No. 7, Page 4]

Raymor, Martha: The death angel visited our community last Friday morning, March 29, and claimed for its victim Mrs. Martha Raymor, who had been sick for some time. Mrs. Raymor had been a member of the Christian Church for a number of years, she leaves a father, husband and four brothers to mourn her loss. [Date: 4/4/1912, Vol. X, No. 14, Page 8]

Roberson, Jane: Aunt Jane Roberson, of Monterey Route 1, died last Thursday, and was buried Friday at Sand Springs. [Date: 2/8/1912, Vol. X, No. 6, Page 7]

Roberts, Marion: Uncle Marion Roberts of near Boma died Tuesday night, aged 76. He was buried Thursday near his home. He was a federal soldier in the Civil War. [Date: 1/25/1912, Vol. X, No. 4, Page 4]

Robertson, Noah: Noah Robertson died the 15th of this month and was buried at Sand Springs. [Date: 5/23/1912, Vol. X, No. 20, Page 4]

Robinson, Jane: Aunt Jane Robinson died Thursday after a long spell of sickness and was buried Friday at the Sand Springs cemetery. She has many friends and relatives to mourn her loss. [Date: 2/15/1912, Vol. X, No. 7, Page 3]

Seber, Lizzie: The death angel has visited our neighborhood and taken Miss Lizzie Seber from our midst. [Date: 2/8/1912, Vol. X, No. 6, Page 7]

Slagle, Ruby: Baby Suicides -- Ruby Slagle, six year old daughter of Filmore Slagle, of Double Springs, ended her life at her home Monday, jumping into a well. Recently the child unusually pretty and attractive, by handling a bottle of acid she had picked up, was fearfully burned about the face and hands, the burns leaving ugly scars. Greatly distressed by this the, child brooded over the scars. She is said to have declared her purpose to jump into the well. She was closely watched but yesterday while her parents thought her asleep she carried out her purpose. They were attracted by her screams as she struck the water but reached her too late. [Date: 8/15/1912, Vol. X, No. 33, Page 8]

Sliger, Kit: Kit Sliger departed from this world March 31. He had been a member of the Church for a number of years. He leaves a wife and one grandchild and several friends to mourn his loss. [Date: 4/4/1912, Vol. X, No. 14, Page 10]

Sliger, Lou: Miss Lou Sliger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Sliger, was called from earth to heaven on Sept. 28. She was converted at the age of 14 and has lived a consistent Christian life. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. W. Baxter of this city. [Date: 10/3/1912, Vol. X, No. 40, Page 5]

Sliger, Maggie: On March 10 we were called on to attend the funeral of sister Maggie Sliger. She was about 25 years old when she died, she had been married only a few year, but death which respects neither age nor condition came to her on Sunday March 10. She leaves a husband and one child besides a mother, father, brothers and sisters. . . . [Date: 4/4/1912, Vol. X, No. 14, Page 10]

Smith, Jr., Child of Mr. and Mrs. W. E.: A child of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Smith, Jr., died Monday, May 6, 1912, aged about one year. [Date: 5/9/1912, Vol. X, No. 19, Page 5]

Smith, Whitson: We are sorry to learn of the death of Whitson Smith. [Date: 11/21/1912, Vol. X, No. 47, Page 4]

Stafford, William: William Stafford died Saturday and was buried Sunday afternoon at the McBroom cemetery. [Date: 6/13/1912, Vol. X, No. 24, Page 8]

Stewart, T. W.: The following notice is taken from the Indianapolis Star of October 12: treasurer of the Eaglesfield-Stewart Company, manufacturers of hard wood floring (sic), died at his home early yesterday morning of bronchial pneumonia, with which he had been ill two weeks. Mr. Stewart was a native of New York State, having came to Indianapolis in 1859 as messenger for the American Express Company. For four years before coming to Indianapolis he was in charge of the A. J. Crawford iron mills in Gadsen, Ala., and later was superintendent of the Knoxville & Nashville Railroad. Besides being secretary-treasurer of the Eaglesfield Stewart Company he was a stockholder in the Eaglesfield Lumber Company. He was also a member of the G. A. R. He is survived by a widow, Ellen W. and two daughters, Mrs. Jesse E. Burnette of Lafayette, Ind. and Mrs. Addison Brown of Kansas City. The funeral will be held at the home at 3 o'clock this afternoon and burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery. Funeral and burial will be private. The above notice was sent to Mayor John B. Dow by Frank E. McLaughlin. Mr. Stewart lived in Cookeville for several years and his many friends in this section will be grieved to learn of his death. [Date: 10/24/1912, Vol. X, No. 43, Page 4]

Taylor, Robert Love: Robert Love Taylor Born in Happy Valley, Carter County, Tenn., July 31, 1850 Died in Washington City, March 31, 1912 [Date: 4/4/1912, Vol. X, No. 14, Page 1]

Taylor, Robt. L.: Senator Robt. L. Taylor, who died in Washington March 31, had been in poor health since the first of the year, suffering with kidney trouble. His illness took an alarming turn about a week before his death, and on Thursday he underwent a surgical operation from which he failed to rally, gradually sinking until Sunday morning, when he died. [Date: 4/11/1912, Vol. X, No. 15, Page 9]

Tollison, James: James Tollison was stricken with paralysis yesterday at 4 o'clock and died at nine last night. Mr. Tollison was very highly respected by all who knew him. He went through the Civil War and was 78 years of age. He leaves a son and great many relatives and friends to mourn his loss. (Sparta) [Date: 4/18/1912, Vol. X, No. 16, Page 3]

Tollison, Morrison: Morrison Tollison died last week with consumption. (Sparta) [Date: 12/5/1912, Vol. X, No. 49, Page 6]

Vickers, Mrs. G. L.: The death angel visited the home of Mr. G. L. Vickers on Oct. 24 and claimed for its victim his beloved wife. How sad it is for the wife and mother to be taken from any home. But God knows best. She leaves a husband and four little children, one sister and a host of friends to mourn her loss. She was a good, Christian woman, a member of the Methodist church, and has been for several years. She was loved by all who knew her. . . . [Date: 12/5/1912, Vol. X, No. 49, Page 5]

Wagner, Tom: Tom Wagner died the 24, from drinking whiskey. (Baptist, OK) [Date: 1/11/1912, Vol. X, No. 2, Page 1]

Webb, Nathan: Nathan Webb died Wednesday, Jan. 3, at his home near New Hope with consumption, and was laid to rest in the Lynn cemetery Jan. 4. [Date: 1/11/1912, Vol. X, No. 2, Page 6]

Wells, Baby of Mr. and Mrs. Jim: The baby of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wells died this week with stomach trouble. [Date: 10/10/1912, Vol. X, No. 41, Page 2]

Wheeler, Chester: Tuesday, the angel of death visited our town and claimed for its victim little Chester Wheeler, the youngest child of Rev. and Mrs. W. E. Wheeler. The child had been sick only a very short time with diphtheria and the news of his death was a shock to all. Every precaution was taken to keep the disease from spreading. Wednesday evening at three o'clock a private funeral service was held being conducted by Rev. McKay from Crossville. . . [Date: 4/18/1912, Vol. X, No. 16, Page 5]

Whitney, C. H.: Col. C. H. Whitney died at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. F. H. White, on Christmas day, after a long illness. Mr. Whitney had resided in Cookeville for more than 25 years, and had a wide acquaintance. He served as postmaster for several years, and had been active in political affairs. He was nearly 75 years old, a member of the Masonic and Knights of Pythias fraternities. The funeral will be held at Mr. White's residence at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Burial in the City Cemetery, the rural route carriers acting as pall bearers. [Date: 12/26/1912, Vol. X, No. 52, Page 3]

Whitson, Jeremiah M.: Jeremiah M. Whitson, one of Putnam county's best known, oldest and most highly esteemed citizens, died Sunday morning at 4 o'clock at his home one mile south of this city, after a lingering illness of several months. He was almost 78 years old and his life was spent in Putnam county. For many years he was one of the leading stock traders of this county and was one of our best farmers. He served gallantly in the Confederate army throughout the Civil war. He served two terms as county trustee. He had been a devoted member of the Presbyterian church for thirty years and was also a member of the Masonic fraternity. His interment took place Sunday afternoon at Salem cemetery, near his home, the funeral begin attended by several hundred people. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. W. W. Baxter, and the interment was conducted by the Cookeville Masonic lodge. The deceased was an upright, worthy man, who enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. He is survived by his faithful wife, to whom he had been married for more than half a century, and by six children: Reuben Whitson, M. E. Whitson, Judge H. D. Whitson, Mrs. R. B. Capshaw, Mrs. S. P. Huddleston, and Miss Catherine Whitson, all of whom reside in this county. [Date: 10/31/1912, Vol. X, No. 44, Page 4]

Williams, Theando: The body of Theando Williams, who was shot and killed at Scotland, Ga., was sent back to Monterey last Friday and buried in the Whitaker cemetery. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Williams, and leaves a wife and one child, a father and mother, brother and sister to mourn his loss. They have the sympathy of our town in their sad bereavement. [Date: 1/24/1912, Vol. X, No. 4, Page 8]

Williams, W. L.: My papa departed this life Oct. 26th, 1911, and was buried at Board church cemetery. Papa's name was W. L. Williams. Bular Williams. (Gray, AR) [Date: 2/22/1912, Vol. X, No. 8, Page 4]

Williamson, Adeline: Mrs. Adeline Williamson died at her home in Cookeville last week and was buried at the Overton graveyard. She leaves a husband and eight children to mourn their loss. They have our heartfelt sympathy. [Date: 5/2/1912, Vol. X, No. 18, Page 3]

Wright, Sarah: Mrs. Sarah Wright, widow of Judge J. W. Wright, died in this city Tuesday evening. She had been in poor health for many years. She was laid to rest in the city cemetery Wednesday evening. [Date: 7/25/1912, Vol. X, No. 30, Page 7]