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Bilbrey, Harvey: Harvey Bilbrey, son of Wiley Bilbrey, of Netherland, died of consumption on July 4th. ... - The Enterprise, July 9th. [Date: 7/17/1913, Vol. XXV, No. 21, Page 2]

Blarcom, J. C. Van: J. C. Van Blarcom Dead - St. Louis, August 25. - Information was received here of the sudden death this morning of J. C. Van Blarcom of the National Bank of Commerce of St. Louis, and one of the best known financiers in the Middle West, at his summer home in the Adirondacks, near Old Forge, N. Y. His death was caused by bright's disease. Mr. Van Blarcom, while associated with the Tennessee Central in an official capacity, and also begin interested in a financial way, retained headquarters in St. Louis, where his financial interests were, be being at the head of one of that citie's biggest banking institutions. Mr. Van Blarcom was 58 years of age and while he maintained a summer home in the Adirondacks, he also owned and occupied one of the handsomest residences in St. Louis. He is survived by a wife and one son. [Date: 8/27/1908, Vol. XXI, No. 35, Page 1]

Breeding, John: BEDFORD MILLS KILLS NEPHEW - A most unfortunate and lamentable tragedy accurred (sic) yesterday afternoon at three o'clock when Bedford Mills shot and mortally wounded his nephew, John Breeding, who died this morning at five o'clock. ... The victim of yesterday's tragedy was the oldest son of Reuben Breeding, who lives one mile south of the town on Rural Route No. 5, and was only 18 years of age. ... Mrs. [James] Wright is John Breeding's aunt ... Bad blood is said to have existed between Mr. Mills and Reuben Breeding for several years. Breeding's wife is Bedford Mills' sister ... [Date: 8/27/1908, Vol. XXI, No. 35, Page 1]

Brogden, Jim: JIM BROGDEN KILLED AT BAXTER MONDAY - Jim Brogden, a young man about nineteen years of age, was killed at Baxter last Monday. There is no clue as to who did the killing. He was seen to leave a business house and go across the street to a lumber pile. In a short time several pistol shots were heard, and upon an investigation young Brogden was found dead, with a pistol lying by his side, four chambers of which had recently been discharged. A bullet wound was found on his right side. It is supposed that he exchanged shots with some one, and was killed during the duel. [Date: 9/1/1904, Vol. XVIII, No. 33, Page 1]

Buchner, W. M.: W. M. Buchner Dead - The remains of W. M. Buchner, who died at Nashville Sunday from the effects of a recent operation, passed through Cookeville Monday to be taken to the Third District for burial. About three months ago Mr. Buchner received severe injuries in the hip while logging and it was determined that an operation was necessary, from the effects of which he died. [Date: 5/14/1908, Vol. XXI, No. 20, Page 5]

Burress, Richard: THREE NEGROES ARE LYNCHED - Union City, Tenn., Nov. 24. - The little town of Tiptonville, bordering on Reelfoot Lake, which has been the scene of many stirring incidents the past month, witnessed the lynching; late this afternoon, of three negroes, who were arrested this morning for murdering Special Deputy Richard Burruss, and fatally wounding John Hall a Deputy Sheriff. The negroes names are Marshall Stineback; Edward Stineback, Jim Stineback. ... [Date: 11/26/1908, Vol. XXI, No. 48, Page 1]

Carmack, Edward Ward: SENATOR CARMACK THE VICTIM OF ASSASSINS - Because he dared to oppose the might of the saloons in Tennessee. Edward Ward Carmack lies cold in death, and three gaping wounds cry out for vengeance on his murderers, Col. Duncan B. Cooper and his son Robin Cooper. ...[Date: 11/12/1908, Vol. XXI, No. 36, Page 1]

Carr, G. C.: Tribute of Respect - At a stated communication of Cookeville Lodge No. 266, F. & A. M. held on the 21st day of March, 1908, the following resolution was reported and unanimously adopted: Death has taken from our midst Brother G. C. Carr, a worthy member of this Lodge. He was an active enthusiastic Mason and a good citizens. Perhaps he had faults - we all have them; but he had many good qualities whorthy (sic) of emulation, and, in his death, his country and his Lodge has suffered a great loss. Therefore, be it resolved that we deplore our loss, and extend our sympathy to the loved ones he left behind, and command them to our Heavenly Father, who will heal the wounds affliction has made; that his family be furnished with a copy of this resolution, and that it be published in some paper in Cookeville and also in the Livingston Interprise (sic). J. ARNOLD, C. J. DAVIS } Committee [Date: 3/26/1908, Vol. XXI, No. 10, Page 1]

Cox, Nancy Joseph: Mrs. Nancy Joseph Cox - December 15, 1834 - May 15, 1908 - A year ago it was my great pleasure to give to my mother's friends, and the public a record of her heroism during the trials and struggles of the Civil War, and the bitter aftermath of the reconstruction period. Now it is my very sad pleasure to give to them her record of equal heroism during the fifteen long months of her affliction and suffering. With like [paper torn] soldier's course [paper torn] Sewell, never for one instance wavered during the many and varid trials of her long and useful life, and in the last year of trial under the shadow of confinement and pain, it seemed to grow stronger and brighter with every added affliction. For more than nine months she had not been able to walk alone, and to a woman of her temperament so active, so busy always, so full of vital energy and deeming work the greatest pleasure and blessing of life, this was as great a cross as could have been laid upon her brave shoulders, yet she fainted not in faith beneath her cross, but bore it submissively, patiently, faithfully, and hopefully unto the end, as she felt her beloved Savior would have her bear it. One of the most remarkable features of her long illness, especially for one of her advanced age, was the strength of her wonderful mind; her interest in all things that interested her loved ones, her never failing patience, love, sympathy and good judgment in all questions pertaining to their welfare; ... [Date: 6/11/1908, Vol. XXI, No. ??, Page 4]

Denny, Fannie Ford: Mrs. Fannie Ford Denny - ... "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord" was never made more impressive than in the death of Mrs. Fannie Denny, wife of Mayor T. L. Denny, who fell asleep on Saturday night, September the 12th so quietly and so peacefully that her loved ones could hardly realize that she had left them, and were totally unprepared for the grevious blow as they did not know that her condition was so serious until a few hours before her death. But that she was as perfectly prepared to meet the summons of her Saviour as one can be in this life, her family, neighbors and frends can truly testify. The funeral services were conducted by Mr. Jere Whitson, Mr. John Richardson and other members of the Christian Church of which she was a faithful member The casket was carried into the yard of her home, beneath the shade of the trees, surrounded by lovely flowers and her bereaved family and friends. Mr. Whitson was earnest appropriate, and very true. ... Her body was laid to rest in the Cookeville Cemetery by the side of her son, ... [Date: 9/17/1908, Vol. XXI, No. 38, Page 1]

Dibrell, Joe: Quite a number of deaths have occurred recently. The news of the death of Rhea Dibrell was received here last week. He was a son of Hon. Frank Dibrell and was raided at Sparta but had een making his home in Memphis for several years past where he had been acting as Back Tax Attorney. Two years ago his health began to fail and he went to Borne, Texas, where he died. It will be remembered that this uncle, Joe Dibrell, died only a few days before, at Bon Air, of heart failure. ... - The Enterprise, July 9th. [Date: 7/17/1913, Vol. XXV, No. 21, Page 2]

Dibrell, Rhea: Quite a number of deaths have occurred recently. The news of the death of Rhea Dibrell was received here last week. He was a son of Hon. Frank Dibrell and was raided at Sparta but had een making his home in Memphis for several years past where he had been acting as Back Tax Attorney. Two years ago his health began to fail and he went to Borne, Texas, where he died. It will be remembered that this uncle, Joe Dibrell, died only a few days before, at Bon Air, of heart failure. ... - The Enterprise, July 9th. [Date: 7/17/1913, Vol. XXV, No. 21, Page 2]

Dishman, Mrs. George: Mrs. George Dishman died here Tuesday of tuberculosis, after a long illness. - The Enterprise, July 9th. [Date: 7/17/1913, Vol. XXV, No. 21, Page 2]

Dow, Emily: Mrs. Emily Dow - Mrs. Emily Dow, wife of Hon. D. L. Dow, died Tuesday morning at her home in West Cookeville, after a lingering illness of several months. Mrs. Dow was eighty-one years old and a life long member of the Baptist Church. Her remains were interred at the City cemetery Wednesday afternoon, the funeral service begin conducted by Rev. L. S. Ewton of Watertown, former pastor of the Baptist Church in this city. Mrs. Dow is survived by her husband to whom she has been happily married for more than sixty years, and six children, Hon. J. B. Dow, D. W. Dow and R. D. Dow of this city Mrs. D. Baker of Cookeville, Mrs. G. W. Cowan, of Monterey; and Mrs. R. P. Baker, of Sparta; and a large number of grand children. [Date: 7/29/1909, Vol. XXII, No. 30, Page 1]

Dyer, Belle: MISS BELLE DYER DEAD - Miss Belle Dyer, aged 86 years, died Wednesday night at the home of her brother, William Dyer, in Dry Valley, after an illness of several weeks. She was a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church and a most estimable lady. She was an aunt of R. L.Farley and Mrs. H. D. Whitson, of this city. [Date: 10/10/1907, Vol. XX, No. 41, Page 5]

Gillem, Ruth Crook: DEATHS - Mrs. Ruth Crook Gillem died Monday night, at her home, on Martin's Creek, in the Eighteenth District of this county. She was one of the oldest, best known and most highly respected women in this section of the state. She was ninety year old and immediate cause of her death was cancer of the breast. She was the second wife and widow of Samuel J. Gillem, one of the first and most prominent of the early settlers of this section of the state. She was the step-mother of Gen. Alvin Cl Gillem, a distinguished Tennessee Fedeal (sic) general of the Civil War. Mrs. Gillen had been a devoted member of the Christian Church for many years. She was the step grand-mother of L. P. Gillem of this City. [Date: 10/10/1907, Vol. XX, No. 41, Page 5]

Goddell, Chas. E.: Chas. E. Goddell Dead - Chas. E. Goodell died at Monterey at 4:45a.m., June 10th of Brights Diseas after only 38 hours illness. He was buried at Clarkrange, Tennesse on the 14th by the Masonic Lodge of that place. The Lodge at Monterey, of which he was a member, escorted the remains to Clarkrange (of which Lodge he was a member for about 13 years.) Upon their arrival the Clarkrange Lodge took charge and he was buried with full Masonic rites. Mr. Goodell was born August 4th 1843 at Buffalo, N. Y., and moved to Ill. when a boy. In 1869 moving to Minnesota where he lived until about twenty years ago when he came to Tennessee. He is survived by four sons, Geo. H. of Ill., Earnest of Sioux City Iowa, Frank and Roy of Tennessee. Geo. and Ernest reached Monterey in time for the funeral, Frank and Roy being with him at the time of his death as were also his brother Wm. and wife, who were visiting him. He was very popular with all who knew him, being S. N. of Monterey Lodge F. and A. M. No. 666. Mr. Goodell was a member of the G. A. R. having enlisted in Co. D. 75th Ill., and was once a member of Waller Post No. 223, at Milford Iowa, and a touching incident connected with his funeral was a large member of Confederate Sodiers (sic) who joined in the services. [Date: 6/18/1908, Vol. XXI, No. 25, Page 1]

Hall, John: THREE NEGROES ARE LYNCHED - Union City, Tenn., Nov. 24. - The little town of Tiptonville, bordering on Reelfoot Lake, which has been the scene of many stirring incidents the past month, witnessed the lynching; late this afternoon, of three negroes, who were arrested this morning for murdering Special Deputy Richard Burruss, and fatally wounding John Hall a Deputy Sheriff. The negroes names are Marshall Stineback; Edward Stineback, Jim Stineback. ... [Date: 11/26/1908, Vol. XXI, No. 48, Page 1]

Johnson, John A.: Gov. Johnson Dead - John A. Johnson, of Minnesota three times elected Governor upon the democratic ticket in a state that is overwhelmingly republican; a candidate for the democratic nomination for President in 1908, and spoken of by many as a possible candidate for president in 1912, died at Rochester, Minn., Tuesday morning. A bright mind and a good man have passed away. [Date: 9/23/1909, Vol. XXII, No. 38, Page 1]

Jones, J. F.: J. F. Jones Killed - Monterey, Tenn., Dec. 3. - J. F. Jones, a highly respected citizen of this place, was run over and horribly mangled at 5:30 o'clock this morning by a frieght engine switching in the yards of the T. C. railroad here. Mr. Jones was about 65 years of age. He had been a member of the county court of this county and had held several offices in the town, was a law abiding moral Christian gentleman He leave no family, all of his children being grown. His wife died some time ago. It is said that Mr. Jones had gone to the yards for the purpose of looking for one of the railroad men and was standing on the track with a lantern in his hand, but did not see the engine as it backed down upon him. He died at 11 o'clock today. [Date: 12/9/1909, Vol. XXII, No. 49, Page 1]

Jones, Matilda: A Beloved Woman Dead - "Aunt Tilda" is dead! Quickly the news went through the county. Her death had been expected for several months and for several weeks friends and loved ones had hung near her bedside, anzious to lessen the physical pain, untiring in devotion, watching and anticipating her slightest wish. She who had severs others so gladly, lacked not for service in her helplessness, and the memory of how they did all that could be done, by human hands, to soothe her dying house, will be a sweet comfort in the long years to come to the loved ones left behind. ... [Date: 7/18/1912, Vol. XXV, No. 28, Page 3]

Jones, Matilda: Mrs. Matilda Jones - In the death of Mrs. Matilda Jones, wife of Capt. P. Jones of buffalo Valley, which occured at her home Wednesday, humanity loses one of its most gracious and useful women. Wonderful woman she was; so good, so high minded, so charitable, lovable, a wife, mother and a lover of all human kind. In a life of sixty years, no unkind word about her fellow man ever escaped her lips, no unkind thought clouded her mind, but through all the years her life was filled with good deeds and practical charity that made her a benefactor in this section. Her large hospitable home was ever open to her friends and their friends. The crows were never too large to find comfortable entertainment, and the good things to ear, the good humor and fund of wisdom which eminated (sic) from this cheerful, smiling Christian woman, made the honorees of her hospitality realize that life was worth living. The young folks not only in this section, but the state, flocked to her home. ... In the dark years after the civil war, she did not wish her neighbors' children to grow up in ignorance, so she built a comfortable school house on her own land, and taught the youngsters to read and write. Many of our most prominent citizens will tell you that their start in life came from the school room of Matilda Jones. For eleven months she has been afflicted with a weakening heart, and during this time, her home has been thronged with friends anxious to minister to her and make her declining days as happy as possible. ... Mrs. Jones was the sister of the late Capt. Walton Smith of Cookeville, and out of a family of six boys and five girls, the death of Mrs. Jones leaves only one, Mrs. Omah Wallace of Buffalo Valley. [Date: 7/18/1912, Vol. XXV, No. 28, Page 3]

Judd, Mrs. W. W.: MRS. J. C. BARNES KILLS MRS. JUDD - Makes bond worth a million dollars. Trial set for this afternoon. Friday evening Mrs. J. C. Barnes entered the shopping train at Buffalo Valley walked through the car to the rear platform and shot Mrs. W. W. Judd who was standing there talking to some friends. Great excitement prevailed, and Mrs. Barnes quietly left the train and was latter arrested at her home by Sheriff Weeks who happened to be on the train and was kept under guard until Monday when she was brought to Cookeville for a trial before Esq. J. R. Douglass. Mrs. Judd was the wife of W. W. Judd, the Tenessee Central depot agent at Double Springs. She has been operating the Judd Hotel at Double Springs. She was 39 year old and a woman of fine appearance. She leaves a husband and four children. ... The remains of Mrs. Judd were interred Saturday afternoon at the Double Springs cemetery, the funeral begin attended by a large crowd. Mrs. Judd has one married daughter and a grown son. The latter is a bartender in Nashville. Mrs. Judd's maiden name was Della Pippin, and she has large family connection in this county. ... [Date: 6/6/1912, Vol. XXV, No. 22, Page 1]

King, Mrs. Joseph C.: MRS. J. C. KING DEAD - Mrs. Jospeh (sic) C. King died Wednesday night at the home of her son, Hon. J. N. King, two miles south of Cookeville, after a lingering illness of cancer. She was about 75 years old and a life-long member of the Southern Methodist Church. Her interment took place at Shipley Thursday afternoon, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. G. R. Allen, of this city in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. Mrs. King is survived by five children; J. N. R. W., W. R. and John King, and Mrs. S. D. Quarles. [Date: 10/10/1907, Vol. XX, No. 41, Page 5]

Lowe, Nancy Quarles: Mrs. Nancy Quarles Lowe died Monday afternoon at the home of her son, G. H. Lowe, at the age of 78 years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Elders R. R. Womack and T. J. Gregory, of the Christian Church. Mrs. Lowe is survived by her husband, five sons, three sisters and a brother. [Date: 11/12/1908, Vol. XXI, No. 36, Page 5]

May, John: JOHN MAY SHOT AND KILLED BY BENJAMIN HARLAND - John May was shot and almost instantly killed Monday morning by Benjamin Harland, near Ravenscroft, near the boundary line between Putnam and White Counties. The difficulty arose over a watermelon patch. Harland had been missing melons from his patch and it seems accused May of having been one of the party who had taken a number some time before. May denied the charge, and last Saturday went to Harland's home and abused his little son, and proceeded to make threats. Not being satisfied with this he went back Monday morning and began abusing Harland himself, who went to the rack, took down a double barreled shot gun and emptied one load into May's breast. The shot took effect near the heart. He walked about fifteen to twenty steps and fell dead. It is said that May was a bad character and had a number of cases to come before the next term of Circuit Court, which convenes here in September. [Date: 9/1/1904, Vol. XVIII, No. 33, Page 5]

Maynard, W. S.: W. S. Maynard died at his home near Allons a few days ago. ... - The Enterprise, July 9th. [Date: 7/17/1913, Vol. XXV, No. 21, Page 2]

Meadows, Lee: The three days' preliminary trial of the Bloomington officers, James Robinson, town marshal, and Elza Harvill, Morgan Pippin and Baxter Harvell, policemen, upon the charge of killing Lee Meadows on the night of Oct. 27, was concluded in this city Saturday evening. ... [Date: 11/12/1908, Vol. XXI, No. 36, Page 1]

Moore, Dorcas Pennock: Mrs. Dorcas Pennock Moore, wife of Dr. J. T. Moore, died at her home in Algood Saturday morning of heart trouble and was burried (sic) Sunday afternoon. [Date: 6/18/1908, Vol. XXI, No. 25, Page 5]

Muller, Jean: His Last Journey - Jean Muller died at a home in Paris recently at the age of 105, form fatigue He had walked to Paris from Belfort, a distance of 20 miles, to see his children. [Date: 3/10/1910, Vol. XXII, No. 10, Page 1]

Netherton, John: Death of John Netherton - John Netherton died at his home near Mayfield died at his home near Mayfield, in Jackson county, on Saturday afternoon, October 1, at the age of about 80 years. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, the 5th, by Rev. John William Fox. The interment was in the John Allen graveyard, near Polk. The services were attended by his son and daughter, J. Franklin Netherton and Mrs. W. T. Murray, both of Cookeville, accompanied by their families. [Date: 10/17/1913, Vol. XXV, No. 26, Page 1]

Payne, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter: Three-Year-Old Child Burned - The three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Payne was fatally burned Saturday night dying within a few hours. Mrs. Panye was not in the family room at the time of the accident and the children were around a very hot stove. The child's dress caught fire, and hearing its scream the mother rushed into the room and succeeded in smothering the flames, but the child had already received fatal injuries. The grief stricken parents have the deepest sympathy of the entire town. ... [Date: 11/30/1911, Vol. XXIV, No. 48, Page 1]

Powers, Homer A.: HOMER POWERS PASSES INTO THE UNKNOWN - An Old Confederate Soldier, Full of Years and Glory, He Goes in Final Peace to [?] the Last Great [?] - Death of Homer A. Powers, Gallant Confederate Soldier - Homer A. Powers, an old and highly respected citizen, died Saturday night at his home tow miles northwest of this city. He was eighty years old and served gallantly throughout the Civil War, in the Confederate Army. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife and several grown children. The funeral took place at Burnt-Stand Graveyard at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon. [Date: 7/17/1913, Vol. XXV, No. 21, Page 1]

Roberson, A. P.: A. P. Roberson to the Voters of Putnam County - To the Voters of Putnam County - I want to inform you that owing to the sickness in my family it is impossible to see all of the people and voters. I have no opportunity to ride and hope the people will give this sickness a view of consideration. G. E. Roberson, my son, and his wife, Mollie Roberson, have been sick for some time. She died the 29th of September, 1913, and G. E Roberson is very low with typhoid fever yet. ... A. P. Roberson [Date: 10/17/1913, Vol. XXV, No. 26, Page 2]

Shaver, Kathleen: Little Kathleen Shaver, the 16 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Shaver, died Tuesday of whooping cough. [Date: 6/11/1908, Vol. XXI, No. ??, Page 5]

Shirley, James T.: DEATH AND BURIAL OF J. T. SHIRLEY - When James T. Shirley breathed his last at the City View infirmary, Nashville, on the morning of Thursday, July 10th, there passed from earth a man who loved his fellow-man. A fine salesman, a companionable companion, a sympathetic friend, is gone. Ever touched by the woes of others, quick to respond to the needs of the destitute or unfortunate, he strewed flowers along the path of life for many another. The remains were brought Cookeville on the noon train Friday and the funeral took place at his late residence was very large. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Lee, now of Nashville, took charge, L. F. Thornburg and C. W. Jones, members of the Nashville firm of Neely, Harwell & Co. by whom deceased was employed, came up to attend the funeral, as the that many traveling men. The pall-bearers were Cookeville traveling men: James McCormick, Henry Hale, W. B. McDaniel, Charles Gibson, Dillard Morgan, T. C. Cook, Jesse C. Elrod and Gid H. Lowe. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. W. E. Doss, of Watertown, formerly of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in Cookeville, where [?] composed of Mesdames R. E. Lee and H. M. Hughes and Messrs. Jeff Wall and Joel Barnes, accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Jeff Wall, rendered "My Father Knows," "Death Is Only a Dream," and "Asleep in Jesus." The remains were interred in the Cookeville Cemetery. Deceased was born and raised in Jackson County before coming to Cookeville. His father was the late Dr. John Mason Shirley, of Granville. His mother, Mrs. Louisa Shirley, survived by his wife, formerly Miss Emma Morgan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Morgan, and three children: James C. Shirley, aged 24; Miss Edna Shirley, and Frank Shirley, aged 15. His brother, Thomas Shirley, Deputy Sheriff of Putnam County, resides at Algood, and his sister Kate, now Mrs. John Tittle, resides at Grapevine, Texas. Two nephews, Berry and William N. Shirley, live at Granville, and two more, John and George Shirley, at Algood, besides a niece, Mrs. M. Martin, at Algood. Mr. Shirley was fifty-two years old at the time of his death, and been traveling for Nashville houses thirty-three years - the last ten years for Neely, Harwell & Co. His son, James C. Shirley, traveled with him this year and during the past six months has had complete charge of the territory so long covered by his father. According to S. K. Harwell, of Neely, Harwell & Co., young Mr. Shirley will continue to visit the trade in the upper Cumberland territory for their house. It was while traveling for them that Mr. Shirley met with a serious accident last May. Between Watertown and Smithville, his wagon turned over on Snow's Hill, throwing him over the heads of his son and the negro driver, and fracturing his ribs. Being a very heavy man, serious internal injuries resulted, from which he never recovered. This trouble, complicated with cirrhosis of the liver and Bright's disease, caused his death. [Date: 7/17/1913, Vol. XXV, No. 21, Page 1]

Smith, D. L.: D. L. Smith Dead - Sweetwater, Tenn., November 20 - D. L. Smith, editor of the Sweetwater Telephone and for several years Secretary of the Tennessee {ress Association, died last night. He had been in failing health for some time. The funeral will be held this afternoon. Mr. Smith was a native of East Tennessee and was one of Tennessee's well known newspaper men. He wa a diligent worker, a man of very generous nature and high ideals. He was held in high esteem by his friends generally and by the newspaper men of the state. The Press Association sent a handsome floral design. [Date: 11/23/1911, Vol. XXIII, No. 47, Page 1]

Stahlman, Edward Claiborne: MR. E. C. STAHLMAN'S DEPLORABLE DEATH - Edward Claiborne Stahlman, news editor of the Banner, eldest son of Maj. E. B. Stahlman, Vice-President of the Banner Publishing Company, and one of the best known and most popular men in Nashville, met sudden death by drowning in the Cumberland River between the hours of 4 and 5 o'clock Monday afternoon. - Banner [Date: 9/1/1904, Vol. XVIII, No. 33, Page 1]

Stineback, Marshall; Stineback, Edward; Stineback, Jim: THREE NEGROES ARE LYNCHED - Union City, Tenn., Nov. 24. - The little town of Tiptonville, bordering on Reelfoot Lake, which has been the scene of many stirring incidents the past month, witnessed the lynching; late this afternoon, of three negroes, who were arrested this morning for murdering Special Deputy Richard Burruss, and fatally wounding John Hall a Deputy Sheriff. The negroes names are Marshall Stineback; Edward Stineback, Jim Stineback. ... [Date: 11/26/1908, Vol. XXI, No. 48, Page 1]

Swonson, Marietta: Miss Marietta Swonson Dead - Friends of the family will be grieved to learn of the death of Miss Marietta Swonson which occured in Denver, Col., July 3, Miss Swonson was 68 years of age and was a sister of Mrs. C. C. Benton of this city. The remains will be conveyed to Springfield, Tenn., for interment. Miss Swonson had a large circle of friends and admirer. - Nashville Banner [Date: 7/6/1911, Vol. XXIII, No. 27, Page 1]

Whitaker, James M.: James M. Whitaker Dead - James M. Whitaker died at his home in Falls City, Neb., on August 15 and was burried (sic) on the 17th. James Whitaker was born and reared in Putnam County and has many friends here who will regret to hear of his death. He was 47 years of age. [Date: 8/27/1908, Vol. XXI, No. 35, Page 4]

Wiggins, Benjamin Lawson: Death Claims Dr. Benjamin L. Wiggins - Suwanee, Tenn., June 14 - Vice Chancellor Benjamin Lawson Wiggins, M. A. T. L. D. of the University of the South, died of heart failure at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his residence Uniford Hall, just across the street from his office in Walsh Hall, where the Board of Trustees of the university was holding its annual meeting. About the time of his death the board, ignorant of the educator's condition across the street, voted him unanimously a year's leave of absence and raised $1,000 out of their personal funds as a tribute of appreciation to him and the work he had done. Just as he died by an odd coincident Dr. W. B. Hall of Alabama was elected Vice Chancellor Pro Tem. Dr. Wiggins had been in precarious health for a year but no one here was prepared for the shock. [Date: 6/17/1909, Vol. XXII, No. ??, Page 1]

Young, Sam: "Uncle" Sam Young, one of the most wealthy farmer in Putnam County, died at his home on Rock Springs Valley Monday night. Mr. Young was one of the most prominent and well known farmer in the county. [Date: 9/1/1904, Vol. XVIII, No. 33, Page 5]