W. L. RayPutnam County Herald

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Angus, Rufus: Rufus Angus, aged 16, son of Nathan Angus, near Pulaski, was burned to death Sunday in some unknown way, when he set fire to a patch of broom edge on the farm. His face was burned to a crisp. [Date: 3/23/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 12, Page 1]

Arnold, Thomas: While working at a sawmill Thomas Arnold, the 13-year-old son of the late Thomas Arnold of Limestone creek, was caught in a cog-wheel and so badly mangled that he died two hours later. [Date: 8/31/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 35, Page 1]

Askew, Mrs. John: The deaths of Mrs. John Askew and Mrs. Haywood Jackson came as a shock to this entire community. Each left a husband and several children to mourn their loss. Our hearts go out in sympathy to each of the families. [Date: 11/23/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 47, Page 1]

Barnheart, Annie: Annie Barnheart - ... On March the 16th 1916 death entered the home of Beecher and Harriet Hyder and claimed for its victim Miss Annie Barnheart who had been making her home with them for about nine of ten years. On Wednesday morning while Beecher ad (sic) his sister Harriet were preparing breakfast, Annie spirit was preparing to take its flight. She was struck with paralysis and lived until about 5 o'clock Thursday evening. She was about 60 years old, and her former home was at Coldwater, Mich. She had been a cripple for many years, but was always patient and kind never complaining, and was a member of the Methodist church. ... Annie has one brother whose whereabouts are unknown. Uncle Ike, as he was usually called is nearing the sunset of life and if he should read these few line we can only commend him to Annie's God. She was laid to rest at the Hyder cemetery. -- Written by her friend, Kitty Lou Sloan [Date: 4/6/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 14, Page 2]

Barr, Arta Davis: In Memory of Arta Davis Barr - On Jan. 27, 1916, the death angel entered the home of Etheredge Barr and claimed for its victim the wife, the young mother, 22 years old. Her death takes from us one of a friendly disposition and lovable nature and fills us with deepest sorrow. We are unable to understand why God in His wisdom should take from the activities of life one so young and promising. We deeply deplore her death, and commend her life as an example to all. We extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family, and pray God to sustain them in their darkest hours. [Date: 3/2/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 9, Page 4]

Bartlett, Mother of Joe: Route One - The death angel visited Mr. Joe Bartlett's and took away his loving mother and left five children and one brother and a host offriends (sic) to mourn her death. Mrs. Bartlett was a member of the Christian church. [Date: 1/20/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 3, Page 2]

Bartlett, Sarah: Aunt Sarah Bartlett died last Friday and was buried Saturday at Spring Creek, Elder J. S. Holloway conducting the funeral services. She was about 71 years old and had been a member of the Church of Christ about 40 years. Her son, Trot, of Illinois, and Mrs. Nanie Roberts of Texas were here. [Date: 1/20/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 3, Page 4]

Bartlett, Sarah J.: Mrs. Sarah J. Bartlett died at her home on Route 1, a few miles north of Cookeville, on Friday, Jan. 14, 1916, aged 70 years. She is survived by five grown children: Mrs. Nancy Roberts and Mrs. Lee West of Goree, Texas; Mrs. Marta Smith, of Hopkinsville, Ky; W. W. Bartlett of Roodhouse, Ill., and J. P. Bartlett of this county. [Date: 1/20/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 3, Page 3]

Basher, Peter: Peter Basher died in Greenville at the age of 93, During the Civil War he had a son who was in the Federal army and who is still living at the age of 73 years. It is probably that he was the only man living in Tennessee who had a son in either army during the Civil War. [Date: 2/3/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 5, Page 4]

Beckham, Marvin and Mack: Sam McCaulin, 28, engineer, and Marvin and Mack Beckham, aged 10 and 12, brothers, were killed and three other injured at Houston when an old water tank, used as a boiler in the Godwin Saw Mill, exploded. [Date: 4/6/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 14, Page 1]

Bell, M. T. (Lone Oak): M. T. Bell, who once lived in Putnam county, died at Chattanooga, Sunday morning, Aug. 6, and his body was brought to Cookeville and buried by the side of his wife in the Judd cemetery Monday. His family was all present to see the last of their father. The funeral service was conducted by the writer. [Date: 8/17/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 33, Page 4]

Bilbrey, Boy of Mr.: We were very sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Bilbrey's little boy. The family has our deepest sympathy. [Date: 11/30/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 48, Page 2]

Bilbrey, Dora: DORA BILBREY - I will state by request by Joseph Bilbrey and family, that they wish to thank their friends for their kindness and patience during the prolonged sickness of their daughter and sister. Last Sunday night the Angels of Death bore away their loving daughter and sister, Dora Bilbrey, and her remains were laid to rest in the Paron cemetery. ... Oscar Rector [Date: 9/14/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 37, Page 3]

Bilbrey, James: LITTLE BOY KILLED - Last Friday morning James Bildrey, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Bilbrey, who live a mile out of town, was killed by falling from a mule he was riding. His foot caught in the trace chain and the mule ran away, the boy's body being badly bruised and many bones broken as he was dragged over the ground by the frightened animal. [Date: 11/30/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 48, Page 1]

Bildrey, Lester: LESTER BILBREY - Lester L. Bilbrey died at Monterey the first of the week after an illness of several months. He was about 27 years of age, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Bilbrey of Monterey. He attended school in Cokeville (sic) several years ago, and was an ordained minister. [Date: 9/21/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 38, Page 1]

Blalock, Lee: A shocking tragedy occurred near Greentree when Lee Blalock, 9-year-old son of Martin Blalock, was accidentally shot by his 12-year-old sister. The ball entered the leg and he bled to death before medical aid arrived. [Date: 7/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 28, Page 1]

Blizzard, Mrs. Hugh & Pauline: Mrs. Hugh Blizzard, 35, and her seventeen-year-old daughter Pauline, were killed instantly by a stroke of lightning at the family home at Arcadia. They were on their way to the spring house when the lightning stuck a clothes wire on a level with Mrs. Blizzard's head. [Date: 4/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 15, Page 1]

Bohannon, Baby of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil: The baby of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Bohannon of Route 6 died last Friday. [Date: 9/14/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 37, Page 4]

Bohannon, Charles: Charles Bohannon, a popular young merchant and farmer of the Third Civil District, died Monday night of pneumonia. He was the only son of John P. Bohannon. He was twenty-seven years old and is survived by his wife and three small children. [Date: 2/10/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 6, Page 3]

Bounds, Frederick W.: Frederick W. Bounds, a chief clerk in the office of the Chicago, Memphis and Gulf Railroad, shot and killed himself in the office of the company at Dyersburg. An automatic pistol was used, the ball penetrating the right temple and going through his head. He died instantly. He left two notes, one to his wife and one to the superintendent of the of the road. [Date: 3/23/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 12, Page 1]

Bowman, C. P.: C. P. Bowman, aged 64, son of Dr. Thomas Bowman, who was chaplain of the Senate under Lincoln's administration, died at his home in Chattanooga following a short illness. [Date: 8/24/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 34, Page 1]

Brewer, Halie: I was so sad to hear of the death of Mrs. Halie Brewer. Mr. Brewer and children have my sympathy. I believe if I had a friend in Brotherton, Mrs. Brewer was one of them. [Date: 3/9/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 10, Page 9]

Brogdon, E. W.: E. W. Brogdon died at his home near Monterey last Saturday, Dec. 9 1916, aged 39, after a long illness. He was a brother of A. L. Brogdon of this city. [Date: 12/14/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 50, Page 5]

Brogdon, Ed: We were sure sorry to hear of the death of Ed Brogdon. The entire family has our sympathy. [Date: 12/21/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 51, Page 1]

Buck, C. M.: Bro. C. M. Buck departed this life at 9 p. m. Oct. 29, 1916; was buried with the honors of the order; in the cemetery at Algood. It was ordered by the Lodge that a warrant on the Treasurer be issued for the burial benefits. Al committee on Resolutions on the death of Bro. Buck was appointed by the N. G. [Date: 11/9/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 45, Page 1]

Buck, Curtis M.: C. M. BUCK SHOOTS SELF- Curtis M. Buck, a prosperous farmer living about two miles east of Cookeville, shot himself Sunday night about 9 o'clock, death being instantaneous. Whether act was accidental or intentional is not known. Burial was made at Algood with Odd Fellow rites. Mr. Buck was about 60 years of age, and leaves his wife and several grown children, besides several brothers. He had recently sold his farm to Ridley Anderson, having been in poor health for some months. [Date: 11/2/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 44, Page 1]

Buck, Curtis M.: CURTIS M. BUCK - The following resolutions were adopted by Mt. View Lodge No. 179. I. O. O. F. of Cookeville, relative to the death of Curtic (sic) M. Buck. "Curtis M. Buck was initiated as a member of Mt. View Lodge No. 179 I. O. O. F. of Cookeville, Tenn., on Dec. 1, 1906, and until his death at his home near Cookeville on Oct. 29, 1916 he was a loyal and devoted member of our Order. For several years poor health and prevented him from regularly attending the lodge meetings, but at all times he manifested his interest and deep concern in the work of the lodge and the progress of our order. Brother Buck was an honest man. He lead an exemplary life. He was devoted to his family and his friends. He loved Odd Fellowship. Therefore be it resolved, that we, his brethren of Mount View Lodge, deeply deplore the death of this our brother. We shall ever treasure the pleasures of our associations with him in the work of our lodge, and we extend to his widow and children our heartfelt sympathy in their sorrow. Further be it resolved, that a page of our minutes be set apart to his memory, and that a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to his widow. Fraternally submitted. ERNEST H. BOYD, J. H. McCULLEY, W. H. BARR, Committee. [Date: 11/30/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 48, Page 1]

Buck, Curtis M.: The death of Curtis M. Buck was a great shock to our community. [Date: 11/16/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 46, Page 1]

Buckner, Mrs. Isaac: Mrs. Isaac Buckner died Sunday of typhoid fever. She leaves a husband, two small children, her mother and a hosts of friends. [Date: 10/12/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 41, Page 5]

Bullington, Wesley: Wesley Bullington died at his home two miles southwest of town Saturday, April 22, 1916, after an illness of several weeks. [Date: 4/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 17, Page 5]

Burroughs, Alfred Harrison: Death at Bristol, Tenn., ended the romantic career of Rev. Alfred Harrison Burroughs, 83 years old, noted marrying parson of Bristol's Gretna Green, after the aged man had married 5,142 eloping couples at his hotel, maintained for the entertainment of young lovers. He was found dead in his garden, where he had gone to work after supper. [Date: 7/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 28, Page 1]

Bush, Millie: On Saturday night, April 1, 1915, the death angel visited the home of Uncle Dock Bush and claimed for its victim his wife, Aunt Millie. She was 69 years old and had been a member of the Baptist church since she was quite young, and was a yood (sic) Christina woman, love by all who knew her. She leaves a husband, one son and two step-children. [Date: 4/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 15, Page 7]

Byers, Lonzo: Lonzo Byers - On the 12th of Feb. the death angel visited the home of Lonzo Byers and claimed for its victim the father of the home, Lonzo Byers, who was a citizen of high esteem, a devoted husband and a loving father, who commanded the respect of all who knew him. He was a Christian man of the highest type. His life among his family and many friends was very pleasant, and now since he has left us his absence is mourned by all. ... We all join with his loved ones in mourning his loos and commend them to God, who is able to keep them from all harm. [Date: 3/9/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 10, Page 1]

Cameron, S. C.: Lightning caused the death of S. C. Cameron, a prominent Grainger County farmer. He was plowing and just starting to unharness his horses to take the stable when a sudden storm came up. Neither of his horses not his father, who was standing nearby, was hurt. [Date: 9/7/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 36, Page 6]

Campbell, Eva: Eva Campbell, 14, of Cupp, was instantly killed when a dead tree fell on her while she, with two sisters, was helping their father plant corn. The sisters were injured, but not seriously. [Date: 5/11/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 19, Page 1]

Carlock, L. D.: Dies Suddenly - L. D. Carlock was found dead at his home on a farm near Cookeville, Saturday. He had not been well for some time, and apparently fell from his chair dead. No one was with him at the time. One of his hands fell in the fire and was badly burned. [Date: 2/24/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 8, Page 1]

Carmack, James: James Carmack, an aged citizen who lived near Jeremiah, was buried here Monday at 2:00 o'clock. Mr. Carmack had been sick for several months. The deceased was about 75 years old. He leaves a wife and several children. [Date: 3/23/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 12, Page 2]

Carr, Child of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie: A small child of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Carr of the 10th district fell into a tub of water and was drowned before discovered. [Date: 8/10/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 32, Page 3]

Carr, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie: The little two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Carr fell in a tub containing about a gallon of water in it and was strangled to death while its mother was at the spring. We pay ha? (sic) God will comfort them in their dark hours of grief. [Date: 8/17/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 33, Page 1]

Carter, A. H.: A. H. Carter died at his home in this city Monday morning and was buried at his old home in Winchester. He leaves his wife and one son. Mr. Carter came to Cookeville about one year ago and was engaged in the produce business. [Date: 4/6/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 14, Page 5]

Caruthers, Willie: Post Oak - The death angel visited at Alex Caruthrs (sic) and claimed for its victim little Willie, about two years old. He was load to rest at the Phillips graveyard. Our hearts go out in sympathy for the bereaved ones. [Date: 5/4/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 18, Page 3]

Cawood, Joseph: Joseph Cawood, 13, near Powell's Station, while playing with this companions in the barnyard, tripped and fell against the barn door with such force, that his neck was broken, and died about three hours later. [Date: 2/17/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 7, Page 4]

Chandler, Raleigh: In the absence of his parents, little Raleigh Chandler, 6-year-old son and only child of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Chandler of Chattanooga, accidently shot and instantly killed himself while playing with his father's 38-calibre pistol at his home, 700 Popular street. The bullet entered the left breast, and piercing the heart, passed completely through the body. [Date: 5/25/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 21, Page 1]

Chote, Earl: Earl Chote, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fin Chote died a few days ago. He has been very low with consumption for about two years. [Date: 8/31/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 35, Page 3]

Claiborne, W. B: Hon. W. B. Claiborne died at his home near Brownsville one day last week. He was in his 83rd year and a veteran of the Confederate army. Mr. Claiborne was a member of the lower house of the present legislature, and had served two terms as senator. [Date: 3/2/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 9, Page 2]

Clevenger, Mary Jane: In Memory of Mary Jane Clevenger - On April 14, 1916 the death angel entered the home of Bro. W. B. Clevenger and claimed for its victim the wife and mother. Mrs. Clevenger was 40 years old. She had been a member of the Christian Church for 20 years. Therefore, be it resolved, that we, as members of the Baxter Lodge No. 494, I O O F, do hereby extend to the bereaved family our deepest sympathy. ... [Date: 4/20/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 16, Page 1]

Clifford, Bert: R. A. Clifford, of Chattanooga, has received word of the death of his brother, Captain Bert Clifford, of the Second South African Infantry, British army, who fell July 10 while leading a gallant charge on a German trench. Captain Clifford was shot through the head, and another bullet penetrated his lungs. He died July 19 in a French hospital at Rouen. [Date: 8/31/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 35, Page 1]

Coe, Mrs. James R.: Mrs. James R. Coe died at her home in this city last Friday, Oct. 13, 1916, after a lingering illness, a victim of tuberculosis. She was load to rest in the city cemetery Saturday. Mrs. Coe was a member of the Christian church, and a daughter of the late Mr. John Elrod, who died only a few months ago. She is survived by her husband and several children, besides her mother, brother and sister. [Date: 10/19/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 42, Page 1]

Coe, Zilda: Miss Zilda Coe, daughter of J. R. Coe, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1916, after a long illness. Her mother died only a few weeks ago making the death of this popular young lady peculiarly sad. [Date: 11/30/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 48, Page 3]

Cook, Bettie: Miss Bettie Cook, aged 25 years, of near Liberty, attempted suicide by saturating her night clothes in coal oil, striking a match and setting her clothing on fire. She was rescued by a nephew. She was severely burned and her recovery is doubtful. [Date: 2/17/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 7, Page 4]

Cooper, Lean: Mrs. Lean Cooper died at her home near Brotherton last week. She was the widow of the late Dr. T. H. Cooper. [Date: 1/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 4, Page 3]

Cooper, Lean: The death angel visited the home of Vaden Cooper last Thursday evening, claiming for its victim their dear mother, Mrs. Leann Cooper. She leaves four children to mourn her loss, Vaden, Graydon, and Miss Alma Cooper, of this place, and Mrs. W. T. Parragin of Livingston. They were all at her bedside when the summons came. Sister Cooper was a devoted mother and a good neighbor. Her familiar face will be missed by the family and friends here; but if they could only lift the veil they could still see her watching for them. May God be near the bereaved ones and comfort them, and help them to look forward with the bright anticipations to that other life where death is unknown and where all is brigt (sic) and fair. [Date: 1/20/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 3, Page 3]

Countiss, Alvin: Obituary - Last Sunday morning, March 19, this community was shocked by the report of the death of Alvin Countiss who was killed at Monterey at about 2:30 o'clock Sunday morning while on duty s night police at that place. Mr. Countiss was a son of J. A. Countiss and wife of Shipley, hence of a splendid, good family, as his parents and brothers and sisters number along with the very best people of the country in which they live. The writer has known the deceased brother from childhood and has always know him to be a splendid good boy of good morals, good training, an affable gentleman and highly esteemed by all who knew him. Mr. Countiss was nearing his 37th birthday and had lived a christian life for 18 yrs. He leaves a loving companion and four children, the oldest of which is 9 years old, to mourn their loss. ... He also leaves his father and mother, John A. Countiss and wife of near Shipley ad (sic) three brothers, E. W. Charles R. Countiss of Cookeville, and H. M. Countiss, a farmer of near this place, and three sisters, Mrs. Kate Letner of Nashville, Mrs. Nannie Holloway of Baker's Cross Roads and Miss Allie Countiss of this place to mourn their loss, and to all of these we tender our heartfelt sympathy, but if possible in most part to his affectionate father and his sainted mother, who are well stricken in years, and whom we learned to love in early life and in whose homee (sic) we always felt a warm welcome. The body if (sic) Mr. Countiss was brought to Cookeville on the east bound train Sunday afternoon and carried thence to the home of his father and was kept over until Monday afternoon when it was placed to rest in a little family graveyard where his sister Callie was laid to rest in 1890 to await the great resurrection, The home and surroundings were alive with a host of friends and neighbors from the time the body arrived until after the burial Monday, who had met to assist them in any way possible during the hours of their sore affliction. We trust and feel assured that the words on the beautiful casket of Mr. Countiss told a true story inasmuch as they said "at rest". ... [Date: 3/30/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 13, Page 6]

Countiss, Alvin H.: Alvin H. Countiss Killed - Policeman Shot Down While Performing Duty - Alvin H. Countiss, a policeman at Monterey was shot by Herbert Whittaker and instantly killed about two o'clock Sunday morning. It seem from reports that several young men were making some disturbance when Countiss requested them to desist. Mr. Countiss was a son of J. A. Countiss of near Cookeville. He leaves a wife and several small children. He had been on the police force only a few days. Whittaker is a son of the late Hyder Whittaker. He has not yet been arrested. [Date: 3/23/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 12, Page 1]

Countiss, Alvin H.: The killing of policeman, Alvin H. Countiss at Monterey, a very deplorable affair, is an object lesson for all delinquent members, some 5 or 6 years ago he suffered himself dropped for non-payment of dues, he leaves an invalid wife and four small children, to have borrowed the money required to keep in good standing would now give his family the benefits of the I O O F Home. [Date: 3/30/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 13, Page 1]

Cravins, Mandie: Mrs. Mandie Cravins died Saturday and was buried at old Board Valley graveyard. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss. [Date: 6/1/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 22, Page 4]

Cravins, Maud: SPARTA R. 1 (KEY) - Mrs. Maud Cravins died at her home near Cherry Creek, Saturday, and was laid to rest at the Board Valley cemetery. She leaves a husband and five little children with a host of friends to mourn her loss. Our hearts go out in sympathy for the bereaved ones. [Date: 6/1/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 22, Page 1]

Crocket, Child of Farmer: The 17-month-old child of Farmer Crockett, who resides near Chattanooga, died of infantile paralysis. [Date: 8/3/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 31, Page 1]

Crox, Ben: Ben Crox and Griffin Hale were drowned in Ocoeee river, near Benton. The men attempted to cross the river in a small boat that leaked, but when they had reached the middle of the river the boat sank. They swam some distance, but owing to heavy clothes and the water being so cold they soon sank also. Mr. Crox was born and reared on a farm near where he was drowned. [Date: 3/23/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 12, Page 1]

DoBois, Mannon Young: A TRIBUTEOF LOVE - On Tuesday, June 14th, 1916, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Dubois and claimed for its victim their loving little boy, Mannon Young. WE are in sympathy with the bereaved family, who have been turned out in a cold-hearted world without the little one. One cannot realize the tender care of the little one until it is taken away. It is sad to part with one whom we had learned to love so dearly. ... Mrs. P. F. Jared [Date: 6/22/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 25, Page 1]

Dow, Mrs. John B.: Funeral of Mrs. J. B. Dow - Mrs. John B. Dow, who died at Buena Vista, Colo., last week was buried in the city cemetery Sunday. The services were held at the Church of Christ, conducted by Elder J. E. Scobey of Franklin and Elder W. L. Karnes. The funeral was largely attended and the floral offerings numerous. Mrs. Dow was Miss Elizabeth Owen of Franklin before her marriage, and taught school in Cookeville. She was about 42 years of age, and is survived by her husband and six children. She was one of the most beloved women of Cookeville, and her death is mourned by large circle of friends. [Date: 2/3/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 5, Page 1]

Dow, Mrs. John B.: Mrs. John B. Dow - A telegram was received last night by Willis Dow stating that Mrs. John B. Dow had died yesterday afternoon at Buena Vista, Colo. She will be brought to Cookeville for burial and the funeral will be held next Sunday if there is no delay in making the trip. [Date: 1/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 4, Page 1]

Dow, Robert D.: Robert D. Dow - Willis Dow received a telegram from Ada, Oklahoma, Friday night stating that his brother Robt. D. Dow died that night at 8 o'clock. He was reared in this section but had been in the West for several years. His death occurred just two days after that of Mrs. John B. Dow, his sister-in-law. [Date: 2/3/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 5, Page 1]

Dowell, J. A.: Engineer J. A. Dowell was instantly killed by being caught under the tender of his engine when the locomotive was derailed near Church Hill, in the vicinity of Bristol, and rolled down a bank, carrying with it six loaded cars. The fireman and other members of the crew escaped injury, and the fireman is said to have leaped from the engine in time to escape in safety. [Date: 4/6/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 14, Page 1]

Drumwright, Earl: Earl Drumwright, 17, son of R. J. Drumwright, of Nashville, was drowned in the Y. M. C. A. swimming pool of that city. Physicians who examined the body believe the boy suffered an attack of heart trouble when he touched the water, as very little water was taken from his lungs. [Date: 8/17/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 33, Page 1]

Dyer, Edna: DIED - On Sept. 23, 1916, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Finn, Tell City, Ind., Mrs. Edna Dyer, aged 2 years, wife of Brother Nobie Dyer of Baxter, and was buried at Tell City. Brother Dyer has the sympathy of his brethren of Baxter Lodge, No. 494, I. O. O. F., in his hour of sad bereavement, and we assure him of our brotherly love and friendship. Sister Dyer leaves a loving little daughter five years old, in the care of her grandmother. - J. M. Hunter, I. M. Medley, E. E. York, Committee [Date: 10/5/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 40, Page 1]

Dyer, Mary: IN MEMORY OF MARY DYER - Saturday night, Sept. 16, the angel of death crept into the home of Mr. Wade Dyer and bore away his youngest daughter, Mary, aged 15. She was a good girl and loved by all who knew her. After lingering several months she was called to go and live with angels far above the stars. She bore her suffering and afflictions with patience for one of her tender years, but alas, the ties that bound her to all early scenes were broken and she was called to live up higher with her mother and brother who had gone before. It is true the sound of Mary's voice and the fall of her footsteps will be heard no more, bur far away she is sheltered from he storms of life. She leaves her father, two brothers and two sisters who mourn their loss, and a host of friends and relatives. Written by her friend, Alice Palk. [Date: 9/21/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 38, Page 1]

Dyer, Mary: Miss Mary Dyer died Saturday and was buried Sunday evening. [Date: 9/21/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 38, Page 1]

Dyer, Mary: We were sure sorry to hear of the death of our loved niece, Mary Dyer, daughter of W. W. Dyer. The entire family has our deepest sympathy, ... [Date: 10/19/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 42, Page 1]

Elrod, Charles S.: CHAS. S. ELROD - Charles S. Elrod died at Ridgetop, Tenn., Wednesday morning, Nov. 1, 1916, aged 24 years. He is survived by his wife and a daughter about two years old, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Elrod, of Murfreesboro, and several brothers and sisters. He was brought to Cookeville for burial, the services to be conducted in the Methodist church at 2 o'clock today. Mr. Elrod was well known in this city, and was a splendid young business man. [Date: 11/2/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 44, Page 1]

Elrod, John: JOHN ELROD DEAD - John Elrod died at his home in Cookeville, Friday morning, June 11, 1916, after a lingering illness. He was a member of the Christian church for many years. Mr. Elrod served throughout the Civil was in the Confederate army and was nearly 79 yers, of age. The funeral was conducted at the residence, interment made in the city cemetery. Mr. Elrod is survived by his wife and five children. Jesse C. Elrod, and Mrs. J. R. Coe of this city, Mrs. Ella Watson of Hartsville, J. E. Elrod of Kansas and A. W. Elrod of Texas. [Date: 6/15/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 24, Page 1]

Ensor, Bill: Was certainly sorry to hear of the death of cousin Bill Ensor. His family has my sympathy. [Date: 6/22/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 25, Page 1]

Ensor, W. T.: RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY EXCELSIOR LODGE NO. 657 A. F. & A. M. - In obedience to the Divine Law that all men must die, God in His infinite wisdom has called from labor to rest our esteemed friend and worthy brother, W. T. Ensor who departed this life June 20th, 1916, age 45 years. Whereas: His life work has been well formed, ... Lawrence Grace, Grover Anderson, Robert Richardson. Committee. [Date: 6/29/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 26, Page 2]

Ensor, W. T.: TRIBUTE OF RESPECT - We the committee on resolutions of the death of Bro. W. T. Ensor respectfully submit the following; that, Whereas, it hath pleased God in his infinite wisdom to call in death our worthy and highly esteemed Bro. W. T. Ensor on June 20th, and realizing that his work in Baxter Lodge No. 494 I O O F, of which he was a charter member, and held all the highest offices, has been finished, therefore be it resolved, That in honor of his services, and as a token of our esteem for him and aforesaid lodge drape it's charter and altar for a period of 30 days next succeeding his death, and be it further resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the lodge and a copy be sent to the Putnam County Herald and a copy be sent to the Nashville Banner for publication, and be it further resolved, That for the high regard that we hold for his widow and family that a copy be sent to them, and as a word of condolence we would add, "The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh, Blessed be the name of the Lord." June 28, 1916. H. L. Richardson, J. A. Isbell, W. E. Sypert. Committee. [Date: 6/29/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 26, Page 1]

Ensor, William T.: W. T. ENSOR, DIES - William T. Ensor died Tuesday night at his home at Ensor, ten miles west of Cookeville. His death was due to heart trouble with which had suffered for several months. He was forty-five years old and was one of the best known and most highly esteemed merchants and farmers of this county. He had been an active member of the Southern Methodist Church from childhood and was also a prominent Mason and Odd Fellow. He is survived by his wife and three children - a daughter and two sons. He was the eldest son of former County Court Clerk John L. Ensor and is survived by several brothers, Dow A. Ensor, John O. Ensor and Simon M. Ensor, all Methodist ministers and all three are members of the Tennessee Conference. Funeral services were conducted at the residence by Rev. R. J. Craig in the presence of about five hundred friends of the deceased. The instrument (sic) took place at the family cemetery under the auspices of the Masonic and Odd Fellows Lodges. [Date: 6/22/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 25, Page 1]

Farley, Howard: HOWARD FARLEY - Howard Farley died at his home near Newark, White County, May 31, 1916, in his 82d year. He served throughout the Civil war in the Confederate army, begin attached to Dibrell's regiment, in the commissary department. He had lived at Newark for 50 years. Burial was made at the Dyer graveyard, where he was laid to rest beside his wife who preceded him to the life beyond about ten years. Services were conducted by Rev. Brown, while Lafayette Quarles and Jere Whitson paid tribute to the character of their deceased friend. [Date: 6/8/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 23, Page 1]

Farley, Howard: News reaches us that Howard Farley died at his home in White county last night. He had been very sick for several days and his death was expected. [Date: 6/1/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 22, Page 3]

Farmer, Sister of Ava: CARD OF THANKS - I wish to thank my friends for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of my sister. Not only do I appreciate your deeds of love and words of sympathy, but I appreciate those beautiful flowers which you contributed at her funeral. May God's blessings rest upon you all. AVA FARMER [Date: 11/9/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 45, Page 1]

Fenton, Sadie: Miss Sadie Fenton, 25, was drowned while bathing at Knoxville. She was editor of the Logansport (Ind.) Times. [Date: 4/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 15, Page 1]

Fisher, T. J.: JUDGE T. J. FISHER DIES - Judge T. J. Fisher died at his home in Carthage Tuesday. He had been in poor health for some time. He was attorney general and chancellor of this division a few years back, and was well known over a large section of the state. [Date: 11/16/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 46, Page 1]

Flemming, Infant of Mr. and Mrs. Everet: The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Everet Flemming and claimed for its victim there little two months old babe. [Date: 4/20/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 16, Page 3]

Ford, Thomas & Wife: Thomas Ford died Jan. 12th and is wife died Jan. 23 1916. [Date: 2/3/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 5, Page 3]

France, Burr: The death angel visited the home of Miss Susan France the 20th, and claimed for its victim her brother, Burr. We are glad to know he had made peace with God, and pray God's blessings on the bereaved ones. [Date: 8/24/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 34, Page 1]

Garrison, Son of Fannie: We were very sorry to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Fannie Garrison's little son, as he was a bright, promisin (sic) little fellow. [Date: 4/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 17, Page 6]

Gentry, Mary: MRS. MARY GENTRY - The Death Angel has visited our community and claimed for its victim John L. Gentry's wife. she had been on the bed of affliction for some time. the bereaved ones have our heartfelt sympathy. Mrs. Gentry was a true and beloved Christian, who was patient in her illness. WE know it is sad indeed, to give our loved ones up, but they have paid the debt we all will pay sooner or later. May the husband hold out faithful so he can meet his dear loving wife who is waiting at the gale for him. ... Neomia Lee. [Date: 11/9/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 45, Page 1]

Gipson, Daughter of Jim: The little twelve year old son Jim Gipson shot and killed his three year old sister, Thursday, Aug. 17, while playing with a gun, their parents not knowing the gun was loaded. [Date: 8/24/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 34, Page 2]

Gipson, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim: The little two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gipson was shot and killed Thursday by her little brother who didn't know the gun was loaded, while he was playing with it. [Date: 8/24/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 34, Page 2]

Gracey, Alta: Mrs. Alta Gracey - Mrs. Alta Gracey died Friday at the home of her son, Deputy Collector Chas. N. Gracey, in this city. She had been in poor health for the past year and for several months her condition had been critical. She was about fifty-five years old and was reared in this city. She was a daughter of the late J. H. Moore, one of Cookeville's pioneer merchants. She was the widow of D. C. Gracey. She had been a member of the Methodist church from her childhood. Her remains were interred Saturday afternoon at Salem cemetery. She is survived by her son, Charles N. Gracey; one sister, Mrs. Thos Hastings of North Carolina and the following brothers. Mike, R. H. Algood and William Moore of this place and G. M. Moore of Texas. [Date: 1/20/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 3, Page 1]

Gracey, Alta: Mrs. Alta Gracey is at the point of death at the home of her son, C. N. Gracey. [Date: 1/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 2, Page 1]

Graham, John L.: John L., the five year old son of Mrs. John Graham was buried here Monday at 10 O'clock. The funeral was held from the Methodist church by Rev. Fred B. Cox. Mrs. Graham was living in Knoxville, and returned home Wednesday. [Date: 3/2/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 9, Page 1]

Graham, Martha: NOTICE TO CREDITORS - Having been duly appointed administrator of the estate of Martha Graham, deceased, late of Putnam county Tennessee, the undersigned hereby notifies all persons having accounts and demands against said estate to bring them to him, properly made out and verified. Persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment. This June 28, 1916. ISAAC GRAHAM, Administrator of the estate of Martha Graham, decease. [Date: 6/29/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 26, Page 2]

Gullett, G. W.: G. W. Gullett died at his home Friday, Jan. 7th. He was 31 years of age, and leaves a wife and a host of friends to mourn his departure. [Date: 1/20/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 3, Page 2]

Gullett, Geo. W.: Geo. W. Gullett died at his home in Brotherton last Sunday at the age of 81 years, being one of the oldest and best known men in the sixth district. [Date: 1/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 4, Page 3]

Guthrie Sr, Geo. N.: Geo. N. Guthrie, Sr., died at his home in Gallatin last Sunday. He leaves several grown children, among them Dr. G. N. Guthrie of Cookeville. [Date: 9/14/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 37, Page 4]

Haile, Marlin: Marlin Haile died at his home on Flynn's Creek in Jackson county Sunday, March 5, 1916, of pneumonia, aged about 73 years. He was a well-known and highly esteemed citizen and a brother-in-law of Frank Richmond of this city. [Date: 3/9/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 10, Page 8]

Hale, Griffin: Ben Crox and Griffin Hale were drowned in Ocoeee river, near Benton. The men attempted to cross the river in a small boat that leaked, but when they had reached the middle of the river the boat sank. They swam some distance, but owing to heavy clothes and the water being so cold they soon sank also. Mr. Crox was born and reared on a farm near where he was drowned. [Date: 3/23/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 12, Page 1]

Hammond, Children of James: The family of James Hammond, of Chattanooga, is sorely afflicted with infectious diarrhoea (sic), caused by an unidentified germ. Two children have died and two more children are at the point of death in Erlanger Hospital, while the father and a two-weeks baby are suffering with the same disease at the family home in North Chattanooga. It is said that this family is afflicted with the same disease which caused the death of a grandchild of John D. Rockefeller, and which led to the establishment of the Rockefeller Foundation for the investigation of diseases. [Date: 8/3/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 31, Page 3]

Haney, Mrs. Mans: Mrs. Mans Haney died at her home near Farmer's store Wednesday. She leaves a husband and several children. She hd (sic) been sick for a long time. [Date: 3/16/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 11, Page 2]

Hardin, Mart: Mart Hardin, 25, was shot to death at a dance at the home of John Conway, Clifton. Yokley Turnbo, a Clifton boy, was arrested charge with the killing, but he denies his guilt. [Date: 2/17/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 7, Page 4]

Harley, Lillie E.: A sad accident occurred at the home of Mr. Tom Harley last Friday evening at 3 o'clock, when his little son shot and killed his little sister, Lillie D. Harley, by letting the gun go off. She lived 45 minutes after being shot. The little body was laid to rest at the F. D. Byers grave yard, tho its pur soul had gone to dwell with Jesus forever more. She leaves father, mother, brothers and sisters to mourn her going away. May God bless and sympathize with the grieved ones. - DORA PIPPIN [Date: 9/28/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 39, Page 2]

Harris, Dorothy Ann: Dorothy Ann Harris, 3 years old, was crushed to death by a street car at Nashville. The accident occurred while she was walking with her grandfather, patrolman A. M. Harris. The little girl ran directly in front of the moving car and her grandfather was struck as he attempted to save her. [Date: 4/6/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 14, Page 1]

Harris, Jady: Two prisoners are dead and another wounded as a result of a one-man munity in the State Prison at Nashville. Jady Harris, who caused the trouble, was shot and killed after he had wounded two other prisoners, one fatally, with a rifle snatched from a guard. [Date: 5/25/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 21, Page 1]

Hatcher, Harris: Harris Hatcher died at his home in Sparta last Saturday, of typhoid fever. He was a successful business man, and known throughout this whole section of the state. He is survived by his wife and several children. [Date: 7/20/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 29, Page 5]

Hathaway, Son of Maggie: "Killed in action" were the words written across the face of a letter sent to her 20-year-old son in France last May and returned to Mrs. Maggie Hathaway at Hampton, Tenn. Young Hathaway volunteered in Canada August 25, 1915, was wounded in the trenches in February, 1916, and killed on June 9th. Mrs. Hathaway is a widow and the young man was her sole support. [Date: 7/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 30, Page 1]

Hawkins, Joe: Uncle Joe Hawkins was buried at Popular Springs last week. [Date: 1/6/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 1, Page 2]

Hayes, W. H.: Messages received at Cleveland announce the killing of W.H. Hayes, of Bradley County, a member of the Eleventh Cavalry, at Columbus, N. M. on or about June 29th. Details are not given, but it is stated that the soldier's body will be sent to his home in Cleveland for burial. This is the second Bradley County boy to be klled (sic) as the result of the Mexican trouble, Private Herman Kirby, of the Eleventh having lulled before Mexican guns about a month ago. [Date: 7/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 28, Page 1]

Hickey, Sam: OBITUARY - Mr. Sam Hickey, the 20 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hickey, died July 18, 1916. A freight train ran over him, in Oklahoma, and he died two hours and fifteen minutes later. He was taken to the hospital for medical aid, and a message sent to his father, stating that he would die. J. L. Myers carried him to the depot and he boarded the first train for the west. This sure was a heartbreaking trip for Mr. Hickey. The remains were brought home and laid to rest in the Boiling Springs cemetery. Revs. J. L. Myers and Sam Howell held the funeral services which were attended by a great host of friends who mourn the loss of the deceased. While in the west Sam Hickey was converted and joined the church. He said he would go to a better place than this when he died. He was an honest, good natured boy. I have entered the schoolroom many times with him and he was always ready to help me with my lessons when I needed it. He leaves his father and mother, two brothers, four sisters and a host of friends to mourn his death. - Ovalie Myers [Date: 8/24/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 34, Page 2]

Hirsch, J. H.: J. H. Hirsch, aged 73, former Jackson mayor and a citizen of much influence, dropped dead at Hot Springs, Ark. He was there for his health. His body was buried in Jackson. [Date: 7/6/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 27, Page 1]

Hitchcock, Rebecca: The death angel visited W. M. Hitchcock's home and claimed for its victim his wife, Rebecca. She leaves her husband and four children, and a host of friends to mourn their loss. They have our sympathy. [Date: 12/7/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 49, Page 3]

Holloway, Juda: Mrs. Juda Holloway died last week and was buried at Dotson Branch cemetery. Eld. Ben A. Fox conducted the funeral services. [Date: 3/30/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 13, Page 3]

Hyder, Sarah: I was very sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Sarah Hyder. [Date: 9/14/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 37, Page 3]

Jackson, Charles S.: Captain Charles S. Jackson, 65 years old, master of the U. S. snag boat in Memphis for 14 years and a veteran pilot, killed himself in Memphis by firing a bullet through his head. He had been in ill health. [Date: 8/31/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 35, Page 1]

Jackson, Jane: Aunt Jane Jackson - The death angel visited the home of Warren Jackson last Saturday, and took away his devoted and loving wife, Aunt Jane, who has been known and loved by that name for many years. She was born in October 1839, and was few months over 76 years years (sic) of age when she died. She a daughter of George and Malinda Bullington. She married Benjamin Shipley, and to this union were born two children, Eli, who lives near Cookeville, and Catherine, who has been dead for some years. Mr. Shipley was in the war between the states and lost his life for the cause of the Southern Confederacy. Aunt Jane was again married in 1869 to her now bereaved husband, Warren Jackson, and to this marriage were born six children, George, Dillard and Franklin, who are still living, and Eveline, Billy and Ollie, who are deceased. She was a true and devoted christian woman all of her life, having joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church while very young, and later joined the Baptist church, and lived a devoted and consistent member of that church for over 40 years, and she has now gone to receive the reward promised to the faithful The funeral services were held at the home by Rev. E. W. Stone, and was largely attended by relatives, friends and neighbors. She was buried at the Bullington graveyard by the side of her first husband. The bereaved husband, Uncle Warren, has the sympathy and prayers of his many friends in the sad and lonely hours he is experiencing. [Date: 1/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 2, Page 1]

Jackson, Jane: I was sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Jane Jackson and Uncle William Ray, for I am sure they will be missed in the community. [Date: 1/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 2, Page 1]

Jackson, Jane: We are all very sorry indeed to note the death of Aunt Jane Jackson as she once lived here and was loved by all who knew her. [Date: 1/20/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 3, Page 3]

Jackson, Mrs. Haywood: The deaths of Mrs. John Askew and Mrs. Haywood Jackson came as a shock to this entire community. Each left a husband and several children to mourn their loss. Our hearts go out in sympathy to each of the families. [Date: 11/23/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 47, Page 1]

Jaquess, Ethel: A TRIBUTE OF LVOE (sic) - The Death Angel visited our community last Saturday morning and claimed for its victim the loving companion of Malcolm W. Jaquess. Ethel had been in reasonable good health until Tuesday before her death, when she drove to Cookeville and had sixteen teeth extracted which caused immediate hemorrhage of the hums. Medical aid was summoned and the hemorrhages stopped, but she was so weakened from the loss of blood, all that loving hands could do failed ti (sic) revive her spirit took its flight to that better world. She leaves a dear mother, four brothers, two sisters, a loving husband, two precious children, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. She was a devout Christian and lived a life that ceases not at the grave. She was converted in early life and joined the United Baptist Church. ... Thurman Owen, Howard Grimsley. [Date: 11/16/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 46, Page 1]

Jernigan, Elva: TAKES HER OWN LIFE - One of the saddest tragedies ever occurring in Putnam county happened last Friday, when Miss Elva Jernigan took her own life. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. P. Jernigan, who live near Double Springs. Her father was away on a trip and her mother spent Friday with a neighbor. Coming home about supper time she missed Elva, but thought she was at some neighbors. The girl did not come home during the night, and early Saturday morning her dead body was found hanging in the loft of the barn at her home. The alarm was given and soon a crowed assembled. The body was taken down and an inquest held by a justice of the peace summoning a jury, whose verdict was that the girl came to her death by her own hands. The act was probably done sometime Friday afternoon or early night. There were no marks on the body or any evidence of a struggle. Elva Jernigan was about 19 years old, a lovable, sweet-natured girl, admired by all who knew her. She was planning to attend the new state school in Cookeville this fall, and apparently was in good health and the best of good spirit. No cause is known for her fatal action. The cutting off of her young life has cast a gloom over the entire section, and the people sincerely sympathize with the grief-stricken family. [Date: 8/3/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 31, Page 1]

Johnson, Mrs. L. F.: Mrs. L. F. Johnson died at Bristol aged 99 years. She was the widow of Lafayette F. Johnson, a pioneer business man of Bristol, who died in 1905 at the age of 92. [Date: 6/8/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 23, Page 1]

Jones, Joseph: NOTICE - The insolvency of the estate of Joseph Jones, deceased, having been suggested to the County Court for Putnam County, Tennessee, all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified to appear and file them with the County Court Clerk, duly authenticated in the manner prescribed by law on or before December 1st, 1916. This May 9th, 1916. JACK JONES, Administrator [Date: 6/8/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 23, Page 2]

Judd, Paul Brown: PAUL BROWN JUDD - Paul Brown Judd, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Judd, was born Sept. 8, 1915, and on the morning of July 9th, 1916he passed into eternal rest. His stay with us was short. He won many friends, his loving disposition making him attractive with all he met. He was a favorite of the entire family. While we are deeply grieved and mourn his loss, he sweetly sleeps in the arms of Jesus, where no care or trouble will ever be his While the sweet presence of Paul Brown will be greatly missed, and are so much grieved we can say: We shall meet again, sweet Paul, In a brighter clime than this, Where the anguish of this moment Will be lost in perfect bliss. Mrs. Emma Pippin. [Date: 7/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 28, Page 1]

Judd, S. R. (Bonita Texas): S. R. Judd died here Sept. 14th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Venoy Craft. The funeral services were conducted at the grave by the Rev. N. B. Haralson, of the Baptist church of which the deceased was a member. Interment was at the Robinson graveyard. S. R. Judd was born near Cookeville, Tenn., on March 10, 1848, the son of Rev. Nathan Judd, a pioneer settler of Tennessee. He was married to Miss Lorina Buck Oct. 10, 1868, who died in January 1891. There were twelve children of this union, of which six survive him, Mrs. Fannie Parrot of Douglass, Arix.; Mrs. Venoy Crafft of Bonita, Tex.; Mrs. Christina Shetters of Ft. Worth, Tex; Mrs. Cytha Flatt of Illinois Bend, Tex; Mrs. Eliza Gentry of Cookeville, Tenn; and Mr. C. D. Judd of Colorado, Tex. He was married to Miss Frank Lack some years later, who died May 16, 1911. There was one sone from this union, A. B. Judd, of Hereford, Tex. Venoy Craft, C. D. Judd and his sister, Mrs. R. N. Grammer were at his bedside when the end came. A. B. Judd arrived too late for the funeral. MRS. FANNIE WEAVER [Date: 9/21/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 38, Page 1]

King, Nannie May: Little Nannie May King, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George King, who was burned Dec. 10, died Jan. 12. The bereaved parents have our sympathy. [Date: 1/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 4, Page 3]

Kittrell, Mrs.: The Sunday school at Whitson's Chapel is getting along fine. We have a new assistant Supt. whom I think will prove faithful, Mr. Elijah Bean. Our old Supt., Mrs. Kittrell was called away by the cold hand of death a short time ago. She had been in bad health some time and hadn't been with us from something like a year. She was a good, faithful woman and out community will greatly miss her. [Date: 2/3/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 5, Page 2]

Lamar, Jos. R.: JUSTICE LAMAR DEED - Justice Jos. R. Lamar of the United States supreme court died at Washington Sunday, aged 58 years. He was appointed by President Taft, and was a member of the noted lamar (sic) family of Georgia. [Date: 1/6/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 1, Page 3]

Lansden, Louisa: MRS. LOUISA LANSDEN - Mrs. Louisa Lansden died on Thursday, July 27, 1916, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. R. Goodpasture of Nashville, aged about 75 years. She was buried in Good Hope cemetery in Overton county. She is survived by one daughter and five sons: H. C. Lansden of Cookeville; J. T. Lansden of Livingston, J. B. Lansden of Oklahoma, and W. D. Lansden of New Mexico. [Date: 8/3/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 31, Page 1]

Latura, Bill: "bill" Latura was shot and killed in Memphis, by a patrolman, attempting to arrest him for violation of State liquor laws. Ten years ago Latura lost money gambling. When he quit firing seven men lay dead. He claimed self-defense and was not convicted. When a boy Latura killed a companion with a baseball bat, Police say he wounded 100 persons by shooting or cutting. [Date: 9/7/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 36, Page 6]

Ledford, Hobard: Hobard Ledford, killed during the attack of the Carranza garrison upon United States troopers under the command of Maj. Tompkins at Parral, Mexico, lived at Johnson City, Tenn., where his parents now reside. [Date: 4/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 17, Page 1]

Lee, Catherine: MRS. CATHERINE LEE - Mrs. Catherine Lee departed this life Aug. 11, 1916, aged about 53 yrs. She leaves a husband, seven children and a host of friends to mourn her loss. She was a woman of lovely face and disposition, and ready with a smile and kind words for all. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a devoted Christian and a member of the Cane Creek church. She was almost an angel in the community where she lived. She was sick only a short while and throughout the dark lonely hours of the night and the long, dreary days a faithful watch was kept by her bedside. Her remains were laid to rest in the West cemetery. The casket was covered with beautiful flowers and the eyes of the congregation were filled with tears. ... Lizzie England [Date: 8/31/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 35, Page 1]

Lee, Emma: A TRIBUTE OF LOVE - On Saturday, May 27, 1916 the death angel visited the home of Mr. Henry Lee, and claimed for its victim his loving companion, Mrs. Emma Lee. She leaves a husband, seven children, and a host of warm friends and relatives to mourn their loss. Mrs. Lee was a devoted Christian, and was dearly loved by all who knew here. We are in sympathy with the bereaved children who have been turned out in a cold hearted world without a mother ... At her request there was a singing and prayer meeting held at Mr. Lee's home on last Sunday night. ... Nannie Henry [Date: 6/8/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 23, Page 2]

Lee, Mrs.: The death angel has again visited this section and claimed for its victim, Aug. 11, Mrs. --- Lee, and her remains were buried Saturday, Aug. 12. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and leaves her husband and several children. besides a host of friends, who mourn their loss. Her son Everett, who was in Kentucky, arrived too late for the funeral. They all have our sympathy for "What is home without a mother." [Date: 8/17/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 33, Page 1]

Lee, Mrs. Henry: Mrs. Henry Lee died at her home May 28th. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her loss. [Date: 6/8/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 23, Page 3]

Lee, Mrs. William C.: Despondent because her husband and two small children had deserted her and left the city, Mrs. William C. Lee, 38 years old, wife of a brick mason, committed suicide in Nashville by hanging herself with a small cotton rope in a wood shed in the rear of her home. The body was found swinging from a rafter by her aged mother shortly after the act was committed. [Date: 9/7/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 36, Page 6]

Levecy, Estes: Mrs. Estes Levecy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Buckner died Sunday night at her home on the Officer farm, about four miles west of here. She was 26 years of age, and leaves three child, all boys, and a husband to mourn her. [Date: 6/15/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 24, Page 1]

Lichlyter, Mrs. A.: Mrs. A. Lichlyter, of Knoxville, was burned to death at her home in Dandridge, Jefferson County. She had arisen early and had evidently gone to an outbuilding on the premises with a lighted lamp in her hand. Mr. Lichlyter arose about 5:00 o'clock, and not find his wife, made a search for her, finding her body charred and burned to a crisp. [Date: 7/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 30, Page 1]

Loftis, Loudonia: The death angel claimed for its victim Aunt Loudonia Loftis last Sunday. She breathed her last in this world about 20 minutes before I arrived. Uncle Harrison, you have our sympathy. Aunt Loudonia died on her birthday, 64 years old. Bro. Swearingen conducted the burial services. [Date: 3/9/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 10, Page 10]

Loftis, Marion: Was very sorry to hear of the death of our relative, Marion Loftis at Nashville. [Date: 1/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 4, Page 1]

Lumpkin, Baby of Mr. and Mrs. Thos.: The six-months-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Lumpkin, who live two miles and a half southwest of Munford, was killed when the wind blew the house down. [Date: 6/22/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 25, Page 1]

Lynch, Wife of Abe: On Wednesday,, April 5, 1916, the death anyel (sic) also visited the home of Mr. Abe Lynch and claimed for its victim his lovinb (sic) wife. She was born May 20, 1881, and had been a memberof (sic) the Methodist Church for a number of years. She was a true Christian woman, a loving wife and affectionate mother. All who knew her learned to love her. -- Maude Thompson [Date: 4/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 15, Page 7]

Maggard, Oscar: OSCAR MAFFARD FOUND DEAD - Oscar Maggard was found dead in the road near Silver Point Tuesday, having been shot. We have not heard any particulars, but understand several men had been on a "spree", of which his death was the result. He was married but had no children. [Date: 8/17/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 33, Page 3]

Massa, Dorinda: MRS. DORINDA MASSA - The death angel visited this section and claimed for its victim Mrs. Dorinda Massa. She died Dec. 11 and was buried Dec. 12 at the Boiling Springs cemetery. She leaves seven children, thirty-eight grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourn their loss, the children being Norman and Oakley Massa of Cookeville, Dillard Massa, Mrs. Jim Lollar, Mrs. Liza Rice, Mrs. Oma Howell and Mrs. Adaville Howell all near Baxter. Grandma was a devoted Christian, having belonged to the Missionary Baptist church for about forty years. She was loved by everybody who knew her. She went to Cookeville Sunday, Dec. 10 and died next morning. We never know when we will have to leave this world. The thing for us to do is to be ready. Some of these days I will meet my dear grandmother in a world where no parting or sorrow ever comes. She was 74 years, 11 months, and 11 days old. -- A GRAND-DAUGHTER [Date: 12/14/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 50, Page 1]

McCaulin, Sam: Sam McCaulin, 28, engineer, and Marvin and Mack Beckham, aged 10 and 12, brothers, were killed and three other injured at Houston when an old water tank, used as a boiler in the Godwin Saw Mill, exploded. [Date: 4/6/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 14, Page 1]

McConnell, Judge N. W.: JUDGE MCCONNELL DEAD - Judge N. W. McConnell died last week at the home of his daughter in Kansas, at the advanced age of 85 yrs. Many years ago he was Circuit Judge for this section of Tennessee. He was appointed by President Cleveland as chief justice of Montana and resided in that territory and state for many years. [Date: 1/6/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 1, Page 1]

Miller, Houston: Houston Miller, aged 80 years and a well-known veteran of the Civil War, died at Murray after a protracted illness. Mr. Miller was one of the last of Davis' bodyguard. [Date: 6/29/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 26, Page 1]

Miller, James T.: J. T. MILLER, DEAD - James T. Miller died in Nashville Tuesday morning after a brief illness and was taken to Hartsville for burial. [Date: 6/15/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 24, Page 1]

Mitchell, Father of Jim: Thursday night the death angel visittd (sic) the home of Jim Mtchell (sic) and claimed for its victim the father. He was 73 years old. His wife had been dead but a short while. [Date: 4/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 17, Page 6]

Mitchell, Mary: The death angel visited the home of Mr. Jim Mitchell Wednesday, Jan. 26, and took for its victim his affectionate wife, Mary. She leaves a husband and seven children, besides many other relatives and friends to mourn her departure, but we feel that our loss is her eternal gain. She was laid to rest in the Ray cemetery, on Thursday, Jan. 27. [Date: 2/3/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 5, Page 4]

Mitchell, Rose: IN MEMORIAM - Mrs. Rose Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bockman of Double Springs, died at her home May 9, 1916 after a lingering illness. She is survived by her parents, four brothers one sister and a husband. They are L. D. Bockman of Cookeville, Walt E. Bockman of Los Angeles, Calif, R. B. and B. O. Bockman, Mrs. Oliver Sherrill and Zina Mitchell all of Double Springs. Mrs. Mitchell leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. She was an active member of the U. S. A. Presbyterian Church, and had been prominently engaged in Sunday School work and social service. Her death has caused a vacancy that will be heard to fill at home, at church and among the wide circle of her acquaintances. Rose had a most amenable disposition. She was ever kind and gentle to all she knew. The memory of her sweet, winning, unassuming self, fresh in the hearts of those who knew her, will not fade with age, but will linger as a living example in the years to come. Her death, tho expected, came as a terrible shock. She had been declining for some time, yet at times would so revive that recovery, while doubtful, seemed hopeful. Throughout her painful illness patience predominated. Even when the last sad hour came she met death calmly, bravely ... Grady Hughes [Date: 5/25/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 21, Page 3]

Mitchell, Wife Azaro: SYMPATHY EXTENDED - The members of Baxter Lodge No. 449, I O O F, Baxter, Tenn., hereby extend their sympathy to Bro. Azaro Mitchell of Double Springs, Tenn., in his bereavement caused by the death of his wife on the 9th of May, 1916, and while a devoted wife and a loving mother has been taken away, and the vacancy can never be filled, we only point the bereaved husband to the time when no more separations come, and where sorrow is not known. [Date: 5/25/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 21, Page 2]

Moore, Alice: Alice, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Algood Moore, died last Thursday. She was about one year old, and one of twin sisters. [Date: 2/10/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 6, Page 1]

Moore, Mrs. W. T.: Mrs. W. T. Moore died suddenly at her home in this city last Saturday, May 13, 1916. Se was taken to Livingston for burial. She had not been in good health for some time. Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband and one daughter, Miss Estelle. [Date: 5/18/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 20, Page 3]

Morgan, Julius: The electric chair at the state prison in Nashville was used for the first time when Julius Morgan, a negro, convicted of criminal assault committed near Dyersburg, was electrocuted. The negro confessed his guilt and met death with composure. [Date: 7/20/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 29, Page 1]

Morgan, Maggie: Mrs. Maggie Morgan died yesterday and will be buried today at Poplar Springs. [Date: 11/9/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 45, Page 1]

Morgan, Washington: Washington Morgan died Jan. 16, 1916, at his home at Butler's Landing in Clay county. He was 85 yrs. old, being the oldest child of the late Austin Morgan. He was a brother of Campbell, Dillard, and Perry Morgan of this city. [Date: 1/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 4, Page 1]

Mosby, Col. John S.: COL MOSBY DEAD - Col John S. Mosby, the famous Confederate scout and raider, died in Washington May 30. He had been a government employee for many years, and was more than 80 years of age. [Date: 6/1/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 22, Page 1]

Mosely, R. L.: Alarmed at her husband's failure to return home at his accustomed time, Mrs. R. L. Mosely, of Memphis, went to his cigar store, accompanied by C. H. Easum, a friend of the family, and A. C. Klotz, an employee (sic). They found the veteran cigar merchant seated in a chair behind an ice box at the rear of the store, a bullet hole through his head and a revolver on the floor at his side. Mrs. Mosely fainted. [Date: 3/23/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 12, Page 1]

Murray, John (Tate): Died, Tuesday at his old home, Mr. John Murray, aged 84 years. He leaves three sons, one daughter and a host of friends to mourn his departure from this world. [Date: 9/7/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 36, Page 6]

Nash, N. H.: N. H. NASH - N. H. Nash was born December 3, 1938, and departed this life May 9, 1916. He professed faith in Christ some forty years ago and united with the Boiling Spring Baptist church where his membership remained until he was lettered out to become a charter member of the Nash's Grove Baptist church, which took its name from him. In this church he spent the last years of his useful life, a deacon, leader, and the chief directing force in all the activities of the church. He leaves behind to mourn his loss five sons and four daughters, and a large number of grand-children. The vacancy left by his departure is keenly felt by family, friends, church, and pastor. A vast concourse of friends followed his remains to the family cemetery where the pastor conducted the funeral services. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." - J. P. Bilyeu, Pastor [Date: 6/1/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 22, Page 1]

Nicholas, Joshua: JOSHUA NICHOLAS - A sad accident happened last Thursday evening, when Joshua Nicholas was kicked in the abdomen by a mule, at J. O. Abrams, where he was working. He was knocked breathless, and when he survived from that, there were hopes of recovery, but next morning he was taken to St. John, Kans., to consult the doctors. He seemed to grow worse and was then taken to Butler's Sanitarium at Stafford, Kansas, where everything in their power was done to save the young life, but of no avail, He passed away at 4:45 o'clock, Saturday morning. Joshua Nicholas was a son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Nicholas, now of Nashville, Tenn. He was born in Stafford county (sic), Kansas, Aug. 3, 1898 and departed this life Aug. 12, 1916, at the age of 18 years, 9 days. He is survived by his father and mother, and five brothers and four sisters. Zenith, Henry and Sam Nicholas now reside in Kansas. Joe and David at Nashville, Tenn. One brother, John Carlis, died in infancy, at Cookeville, Tenn. His sisters are, Mrs. Delia Winner and Miss Opal Nicholas of Nashville, Tenn., Mrs. Caroline Bowden of near St. John, Kans., and Mrs. May Courtney of Amanda, Ohio. He leaves many other relatives and friends to mourn in the sad bereavement. Funeral services were held at the Plano Baptist Church by Ray Brigg, and the remains were load to rest in the Plano cemetery. A. RELATIVE [Date: 8/24/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 34, Page 2]

Nichols, Verna: Mrs. Electra Nichols and sister and brothers have our sympathy after losing their mother, Mrs. Verna Nichols. Mrs. Nichols was a good Christian woman and has lived a life before her children that they cannot regret. We are sorry to five her up but hope someday, and it may not be long, that all will meet her in that beautiful home over yonder where there is no parting, or sorrow. All will be happiness then. [Date: 8/10/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 32, Page 1]

Norris, Mrs. John L.: Mrs. John L. Norris died at her home on Cane Creek last Monday, after a lingering illness. She was about 42 years of age, and leaves her husband and seven children, who are sadly stricken by her death. [Date: 6/22/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 25, Page 3]

Patterson, Sister of Mattie: Mrs. Mattie Patterson has been down here from Nebraska during the sickness and death of her sister, Grandma Williams, who would have been 86 years old in July. [Date: 5/18/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 20, Page 3]

Peek, Marion: Marion Peek died Wednesday morning at 4 o'clock, after a brief illness. The funeral was held from the residence by the pastor of the Methodist church, and interment was in Browns mill cemetery Thursday at 12 o'clock. [Date: 3/2/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 9, Page 1]

Perkins, Matilda Perkins: Mrs. Matilda Perkins - Mrs. Matilda Perkins, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Jackson, in East Cookeville. She was a widow and was past 70 years of age; and had made her home in Cookeville for several years. Mrs. Jackson was her only living child. Mrs. Perkins was buried at Lebanon. [Date: 1/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 2, Page 1]

Phillips, Baby of Cass: Thursday night, Oct. 26, while all was silent, the death angel visited the home of Cass Phillips and claimed for its victim their darling baby. [Date: 11/16/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 46, Page 1]

Phipps, Minnie: The death angel visited the home of Mr. Andrew Phipps and claimed for its victim his little daughter. Minnie was a good little girl and loved by everybody. [Date: 5/4/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 18, Page 3]

Phy, Ellen: Mrs. Ellen Phy died Tuesday night at the home of John Ford of Route 1. She was the widow of Harrison Phy who died many years ago. [Date: 6/1/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 22, Page 3]

Poston, Robert: Robert Poston, a bridegroom of only a few weeks, accidentally killed himself at his home in Board Valley, near Sparta, while playing with a supposedly unloaded pistol. He had picked up the pistol and was descending the stairway with his wife when he laughingly remarked that it was time to kill himself. He pointed the gun at his heart, pulled the trigger and died instantly. [Date: 4/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 17, Page 6]

Raggio, John J.: John J. Raggio, city treasurer, Memphis, accidentally shot while cleaning an automatic pistol and died at his home a few hours later. [Date: 3/16/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 11, Page 4]

Randolph Mary (Rocky Point): The death angel visited this community Friday night and claimed for its victim Mrs. May Randolph. She leaves a husband, four children, and a host of friends to mourn her loss. [Date: 9/21/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 38, Page 1]

Randolph, Mary: A TRIBUTE OF LOVE - The death angel visited our community last Friday night, Sept. 15, and claimed for its victim the loving wife and mother of C. Randolph and family. She leaves a husband, four children, several grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. She was 70 years old and had been a cripple for thirty seven years, having been unable to walk for two years and bedfast for 50 days. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church, and has lived a devoted Christian life for a number of years. She bor her sufferings with great patience, always trusting in the Lord. ... W. M. Henry, Nannie Henry, Gracie Clouse [Date: 10/26/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 43, Page 4]

Randolph, Wife of Charlie: The death angel visited this community again and claimed for its victim Charlie Randolph's wife. This loving mother had been on the bed of affliction for a number of years. The bereaved ones have our heartfelt sympathy. I can sympathize with any one whose mother is dead for I have been an orphan girl over six years. Mrs. Randolph was a true and beloved Christian, who was patient in her illness. May the richest blessing be with those children who kept a close watch by her bedside. ... [Date: 9/21/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 38, Page 1]

Ray, Babe of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ray: CARD OF THANKS - We desire to thank our friends for their kindness during the sickness and death of our dear little babe. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ray [Date: 7/20/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 29, Page 1]

Ray, Baby Girl of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ray: The baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ray died Saturday after a brief sickness. [Date: 7/20/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 29, Page 5]

Ray, William L.: Death has again visited Cookeville and has taken away one of our most respected and aged citizens -- William L. Ray. He was stricken the first of last week with pneumonia and gradually became weaker, suffering considerably, until death came Wednesday morning, about 9:30 o'clock, while he was surrounded by his family and a number of relatives and friends. Mr. Ray was nearly 79 years of age, having been born April 28, 1837, and died Jan. 5, 1916. He had been a devout Christian nearly all his life, having been an active church member since childhood. Until about two years ago when he affiliated with Church of the Nazarenes, he was a member of the Methodist church. He was an Odd Fellow and Mason, and served in the Confederate army. Mr. Ray married Miss Selia M. West Feb. 23, 1860, and was a devoted husband and kind and loving father for over fifty years. Besides his wife, he leaves five children -- one daughter, Mrs. J. G. Chapin; and four sons, Hensley, Daniel, Marshall and Robinson, all of whom reside here except Hensley, whose home is at Murfreesboro. The Funeral was conducted by Bro. E. W. Chambers, of Riddleton, Thursday morning at the home, quite a large crowd being present despite the extreme inclemency of the weather. Burial was at the West graveyard in the afternoon. [Date: 1/6/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 1, Page 1]

Ray, Wm.: I was sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Jane Jackson and Uncle William Ray, for I am sure they will be missed in the community. [Date: 1/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 2, Page 1]

Ray, Wm.: We were all sorry to hear of the death of Uncle Wm. Ray. [Date: 1/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 2, Page 1]

Rhea, Martha: "Aunt" Martha Rhea, negro, a former slave of the Rhea family, for whom Rhea County is named, died at Dayton, at the age of 110 years. She was the mother of 24 children. [Date: 2/17/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 7, Page 4]

Riggs, John: Ray Riggs, aged 19 years, shot and killed his father, John Riggs, in their country home near Russellville, which is six miles east of Morristown. The tragedy, it isi said, was caused by the father coming home drunk and starting a row about a younger brother. Ray grabbed a shotgun and turned it on his father. [Date: 4/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 17, Page 6]

Rippetoe, Bill: The death angel visited the community last Sunday night and claimed for its victim Mr. Bill Rippetoe. He leaves his father, mother, four sisters and one brother to mourn his death. [Date: 2/10/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 6, Page 4]

Rippetoe, Billy: Billy Rippetoe, son of W. L. Rippetoe of Route 9. died last Sunday of consumption. He was about 20 years old and a splendid young man. [Date: 2/10/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 6, Page 3]

Roberts, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Daily: The death angel visited Mr. and Mrs. Daily Roberts and claimed for its victim their dear little baby. [Date: 3/30/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 13, Page 3]

Robinson, Alex: Mr. Alex Robinson died at his home near Pleasant Ridge, Wednesday, Dec. 22nd, with dropsy, after a long sickness. He had been to see the Indian doctor, but without success. He leaves a wife, and three little children and a father and mother, and several sisters and brothers to mourn his death. He was laid to rest at Clouse's cemetery. May the Lord's blessings rest on the bereaved ones. [Date: 1/6/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 1, Page 4]

Roland, Thomas: Thomas Roland, a 13-year-old boy, of Bristol, was killed at the plant of the Southern Gypsum Co., near Saltville, Va., the latter part of the past week. Young Roland, while playing about the plant, fell into one other large bins and was smothered to death with plaster. It is said that the boy had been repeatedly warned about the danger of approaching the bins. [Date: 4/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 17, Page 6]

Russell, Daughter of Mr. B.: SILVER POINT ROUTE 3 - On Tuesday morning, June 20, 1916, the death angel visited the home of Mr. B. Russell and claimed for its victim his lovable daughter. She was a good Christian and was a member of the Methodist Church. She leaves her father, four sisters and two brothers. We are in sympathy with the bereaved father and children in their trouble. [Date: 6/29/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 26, Page 1]

Russell, Etta: A TRIBUTE OF LOVE - Miss Etta Russell died at her home near Buffalo Valley, Monday, June 19, 1916, leaving a father, five sisters, two brothers and a host of friends and relatives to mourn their loss. Etta was a devoted christian and was dearly loved by all who knew her. She was patient, kind, and loving through her several months sickness. Always with cheering words for the family and telling them not to weep for her, for she would soon be with her mother, who one year ago had bade them goodbye. Words cannot express how we miss her at her church and Sunday school, and at home. There is vacant place that can never be filled. It is hard to give up our loved ones, but our kind and Heavenly Father knows best and sends his messenger to take these loved ones home to dwell with him forever. I must say to the bereaved ones: though your lives be lonely and your home desolate, be faithful. Effie Leftwich[Date: 7/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 28, Page 1]

Saxon, Buster (McMillan, Oklahoma): We had a very sad accident Monday when our friend Buster Saxon was killed by lightning. [Date: 6/22/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 25, Page 4]

Schiff, Martin Newell: Mrs. Leslie Warner, Nashville, received in a cablegram news of the death of her nephew, Martin Newell Schiff, of London, who was killed in action, it is thought, near Verdun. No particulars were given. [Date: 6/29/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 26, Page 1]

Scott, Hester: Silas Little, son of a farmer near Lexington, accidentally shot and killed his sweetheart, Miss Hester Scott, at her home in the same vicinity. He was showing her a pistol which he did not know was loaded. [Date: 6/22/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 25, Page 1]

Simon, Mrs. Lawrence: Mrs. Lawrence Simon - Mrs. Lawrence Simon died Wednesday at her home in Algood. She was about 20 years old and was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband and an infant child. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Maxwell of Watertown. [Date: 1/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 2, Page 1]

Simpson, William B.: William B. Simpson, a prominent farmer and stock dealer of near McMinnville, was instantly killed at the depot in that town while engaged in loading a car of hogs for shipment. While attempting to drive the hogs he ran between two freight cars, was caught and crushed to death. [Date: 7/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 28, Page 1]

Sliger, Bill: I was sure sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Bill Sliger. [Date: 9/21/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 38, Page 1]

Smith, Carrie: The death Angel visited this community Jan. 11 and claimed for its victim one of our school mates, Carlie Smith. His home was near Monroe. He had only been in bed two days and nights. His bereaved Parents, brothers and sisters have our heartfelt sympathy. [Date: 2/3/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 5, Page 1]

Smith, Green: Green Smith, over one hundred years old and one of the oldest men in Tennessee, died at his home, near Trezevant, after an affliction of several months. [Date: 3/23/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 12, Page 1]

Smith, John: John Smith, aged about 19 years, of Sharp's Gap, near Knoxville, was instantly willed during an electrical storm, when lightning struck a pitchfork in his hands. [Date: 8/31/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 35, Page 1]

Smith, Sam: Sam Smith, 19, of Chattanooga, was killed by a passenger train in the Southern Railway yards near Miller's Siding, five miles west of Johnson City. [Date: 5/11/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 19, Page 1]

Spindler, Infant of Mr. and Mrs.: The little 4 pound infant of Mr. and Mrs. Spindler died the 16th and was buried the 18th. [Date: 3/23/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 12, Page 1]

Stafford, Dimple: Little Dimple Stafford, of the second grad, died Wednesday. The entire school extends deepest sympathy to her family. [Date: 10/12/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 41, Page 2]

Starnes, Jere: Jere Starnes Dies Suddenly - Jere Starnes died suddenly at his home near Cookeville early Monday morning, April 24, 1916, of heart disease. He was a gallant Confederate soldier during the great civil war, and a well-known and highly respected citizen. One by one the old heroes are passing away, joining their comrades on the other shore. [Date: 4/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 17, Page 1]

Stokes, Harry: Harry Stokes Killed - Harry S. stokes was shot and killed in his office at Nashville yesterday forenoon by Chas. C. Trabue. Mr. Stokes has been leading counsel for the taxpayers of Nashville in the long drawn out litigation over city matters Mr. Trabue is a special counsel for the city. The trouble probably had its origins in these suits. Trabue was arrested and later released on $25,000 bond. The tragedy caused intense excitement in Nashville. [Date: 4/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 17, Page 1]

Summar, Mrs. A. B.: Mrs. A. B. Summar of this city died in Nashville early Thursday morning, May 4, 1916, and was buried in Mt. Olivet cemetery. She had gone to Nashville for treatment some time ago. Her home had been in Cookeville for about three years. She is survived by her husband and one daughter by a former marriage, Miss Gladys LaRoche, three brothers T. M. Smoot of Nashville, J. W. Smoot of Tullahoma and W. M. Smoot of Cookeville; and two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Henegar of McMinnville, and Mrs. H. H. McNiece of Cookeville. [Date: 5/11/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 19, Page 5]

Swarthout, Lillie: Mrs. Lillie Swarthout died March 21 at a sanitarium in North Carolina of tuberculosis. She was the widow of Hugh Swarthout, who was for several years the Cookeville agenda for the Nashville and Knoxville railroad. [Date: 4/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 15, Page 1]

Tate, James Dewey: James Dewey Tate, 76, committed suicide by slashing his throat with a razor at his home, Monteagle, near Sewanee. [Date: 4/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 15, Page 1]

Terry, H. R.: The death angel visited our community Saturday and claimed for its victim our neighbor and friend, H. R. Terry. He was about 73 years old. His remains were load to rest at the Stewart graveyard beside his wife, who died about two years ago. [Date: 4/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 17, Page 2]

Terry, Hugh R.: Hugh R. Terry died at his home on Cane Creek in the 7th district Saturday, April 15, 1916. He was a highly respect citizen and Confederate veteran. W. T. and r. B. Terry have been appointed administrators of the estate. The personal effects will be sold at auction at the late residence of H. R. Terry on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 10 o'clock. [Date: 4/20/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 16, Page 1]

Thomas, James: James Thomas, a respected farmer of the seventh district, died Tuesday. He had been in poor health for several months. He was about 60 years old and is survived by his wife and several grown children. [Date: 7/6/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 27, Page 1]

Thomas, Jim: The death angel visited this section July 1st and claimed for its victim Jim Thomas. He was buried Sunday July 2. Mr. Thomas was a member of the Baptist church and he leaves a wife, and 7 children, besides a host of friends to mourn their loss. Four of the children are married and three are at home. [Date: 7/20/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 29, Page 3]

Townsend, Avery: Avery Townsend, 50 years old, a farmer living seven miles from Alamo, had been missing for some time when his body was found in Forked Deer river. His wife, daughter and three sons are in jail at Alamo, charged with the murder as the result of a confession made to the sheriff by Will Howard, a negro tenant on the farm, who said he assisted to dispose of the body after his life had been threatened by Geo. Townsend, who, he said, beat his father's brains out with an ax as he sat at the supper table. [Date: 3/9/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 10, Page 9]

Vaccaro, Chas. F.: Chas. F. Vaccaro, 72, of Memphis, until a month ago employed as a molder by the I. C. Railroad, was drowned in Wolf River a few days ago. [Date: 5/11/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 19, Page 1]

Vaden, Wm.: Wm. VADEN DIES Wm. Vaden died at his home in this city Sunday, Nov. 5, 1916, aged about 75 years. He had been in poor health for some time. Burial was made near Chestnut Mound in the family cemetery. [Date: 11/9/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 45, Page 1]

Veal, Sydney H.: Sydney H. Veal, the secretary and treasurer of the Tennessee Veneer Corporation at Johnson City, received word from France of the death of his brother, James, who was killed in action duirng (sic) the recent British drive on July 1, Mr. Veal being shot death while in charge of a machine gun. [Date: 8/3/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 31, Page 1]

Vittito, Infant of Mr. and Mrs. Jim: The death Angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Vittito and claimed for its victm (sic) their infant. Its death was caused by eating match heads. [Date: 8/24/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 34, Page 2]

Ward, Baby of Frank: Frank Ward's baby was buried last Sunday. [Date: 9/7/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 36, Page 3]

Warren, Jim [Kyles, MO]: Uncle Jim Warren, who has been quite sick for several months, died at his home on Big Lake, April 4th, and was buried at the Cove Springs cemetery, near Taskee, Mo. [Date: 4/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 17, Page 6]

Watkins, Father-in-law of Charles: Charles Watkins was arrest at Mascot, near Knoxville, charged with killing his father-in-law at a little town in Georgia, near the Tennessee line, eight years ago. A crime was not suspected until a fe months ago, when the skeleton was found in an old well. Watkins disappeared and was located at Mascot, where he was working at the zinc plant under the name of Smith. His wife and two children are at Mascot. He was taken immediately to Georgia. [Date: 4/6/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 14, Page 1]

Weeks, Mrs. A. L.: Mrs. A. L. Weeks, died Wednesday at her home near Adams, Cheatham county, from an attack of pneumonia, of only a few days duration. She was the wife of former sheriff A. L. Weeks, and had moved from Cookeville about two months ago. She is survived by her husband and six children. [Date: 1/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 2, Page 1]

West, Baby of Mr. and Mrs. W. P.: The death angel visited Mr. and Mrs. W. P. West Sunday night, Oct. 29, 1916, and claimed for its victim their dear little baby which was only four weeks old, and I am sure the dear little one has gone to rest where sadness comes no more. [Date: 11/2/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 44, Page 1]

West, John S.: For Killing of John S. West - Three Men Arrested for Alleged Murder of Revenue Officer - This (Friday) morning government official arrested Everett Herd, George Carr and Wash Carr, all liviing (sic) near Boma, on charge of Killing John S. West, a revenue officer who was killed in a raid during February, 1915. The rest were made by Deputy Marshals W. H. Tyler and H. M. Hughes and Deputy Collector C. N. Gracey. The prisoners were brought to Cookeville and then taken to Nashville, and will have a preliminary hearing before Commissioner J. B. Barnes in Cookeville next week Saturday. [Date: 3/16/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 11, Page 1]

Wester, Vinie: While the funeral services over the remains of Vinie Wester were in progress at Rockwood, Louberry Eskridge, a well-known colored woman suddenly expired of heart failure. The death terminated the funeral. The minister had reached a point in his sermon touching the uncertainty of life and had stated that he had known person apparently in good health one day and the following day they were cold n death. AS if to illustrate the point, the Eskridge woman raised one hand and fell over dead on the floor. It was a strange coincidence and created much excitement among those present at the funeral. [Date: 4/27/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 17, Page 6]

Wester, Wife of Sam (Tates): The wife of Mr. Sam Wester died recently. She leaves a host of friends to mourn their loss. [Date: 8/3/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 31, Page 3]

Whitaker, Martha: The death angel visited the home of Bill Whitaker the 11th of this month and claimed for its victim his mother, Martha Whitaker. [Date: 2/3/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 5, Page 2]

White, Grover C.: Grove C. White was killed, J. E. Duckworth was badly injured and seven others, mostly negro workmen, were hurt, when a motor-driven railroad car turned over and was wrecked not far from Fayetteville, Tenn. on the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway. An iron bar fell from the car and caused the wreck. The car was filled with section hands. The injured were taken to Fayetteville. [Date: 3/23/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 12, Page 1]

White, Mrs. W. C.: Mrs. W. C. White, of 2119 Coliseum street, New Orleans, was killed; her son J. J. White, 14 years old; J. P. Tyner, 15 Dallas avenue, Nashville; his wife and son, J. D. Tyner, 12 years old, were injured when Mr. Tyner's automobile was struck by an interurban car from Franklin on Franklin road, near Nashville. [Date: 6/8/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 23, Page 1]

Whitney, Max: Dr. Max Whitney, who died recently in Chicago, left $1,250 each to his cousins, Mrs. Fred White, Miss Gertrude Whitney, Mrs. Jas. Snodgrass and Mrs. John Schneider. Mr. Whitney was a son of Dr. G. W. Whitney, and formerly lived in Cookeville. [Date: 2/17/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 7, Page 3]

Whitney, Max: I [Gertrude Whitney] am going to take dinner tonight with my cousin, Mrs. Max Whitney, whose husband died Dec. 8th. Many Cookevillians remember Max, as he lived there with his father and mother for some times. [Date: 3/16/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 11, Page 1]

Williams, Fred: The death angel visited our community Dec. 31st, 1915 and claimed for its victim Uncle Fred Williams. He was near eighty-five years old, and had been deaf and dumb from early childhood, altho (sic) he had been unfortunate in this way he was always cheerful and greeted everyone with a smile. We all miss him, especially from Sunday School and church for every Sunday morning found him there. We know that a good man has gone from us and feel sure that he has gone to his reward in Heaven. [Date: 2/10/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 6, Page 1]

Winn, James: James Winn, aged 9, was fatally injured near Clarksville when he fell into a stream of red hot slag at the Red River iron furnaces. The bank of the slough which carries the slag away gave way under the child's feet, throwing it into the molten mass. He finally crawled out of the hot metal unassisted, but died a few hours later. [Date: 7/13/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 28, Page 2]

Yearwood, Byrum: Byrum Yearwood, an aged citizen of near Murfreesboro, died on a train between Huntland and Murfeesboro, (sic) from a stroke of apoplexy brought on by his running to catch the train. [Date: 10/5/1916, Vol. XIV, No. 40, Page 1]