Jackson County, Tennessee
Newspaper Records

Transcribed by Kara Porter

1900 - Roll 173761

[Note: issue for January 4, 1900, is missing.]

Thursday, January 11, 1900

p. 1:2 (Non-resident notice). D.A. Rawley and wife v. Susan A. Hare, et als. Chancery Court. Defendant Paul Young is a resident of the State of Kentucky.

p. 1:4 (no heading). "Burr Cullom, formerly of Livingston, died at his home in Nashville last Monday."

p. 4:1 (Butler's Landing). "Married, December 28, 1899, near Butler's Landing, Tenn., at the home of the bride, Mr. Frank B. Mayfield and Miss Faney [sic] B. Hamilton. The ceremony was performed by Elder J. P. Whitefield, of Granville. The attendants were Mr. Jerry Roberts and Miss Gertrude Whitefield. The groom is the son of ex-Sheriff W. C. Mayfield and wife, both deceased . . The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs J C Hamilton, of this place . . ." Mrs. Lou Maxey acted as hostess at the reception afterward at the groom's home.

p. 4:1 (Obituary). "Matilda Gaw, wife of Wiley J. Gaw, and daughter of James and Elizabeth Pharris, died at her home in Hill county, Texas, the 12th day of December, 1899. She was born April 25, 1857, in Jackson county, Tenn. She was married to Wiley J. Gaw, of the same county and State, July, 1873.

They lived in their native State for several years, but about 1880 they moved to Missouri, but finally settled in Hill Co., Texas, where they lived to the present or death of Matilda Gaw. She leaves a husband, a mother, six children, one brother, two sisters and many friends and relatives to mourn their loss. She obeyed the gospel at Itasca, Texas, under the preaching of Elder Carnes, about 1888, and since lived a consistent Christian, but like all others not without fault. She was a member of Arneet congregation, in Hill Co., Texas, up to her death. On Dec. 13, her body was carried to the Vaughn grave yard, Hill Co., Texas, and after services by Elder Mills, it was embraced by that of which it came to await the resurrection by the Lord of Lords and King of Kings. She was a sister to the writer both in flesh and the spirit. Hyram Pharris."

p. 6:2 (Non-resident notice). John H. Daws and wife v. J. P. Whitefield et als. Chancery court. Defendants James Carter, Mariah Carter, Mary J. Carter, children of Leroy Carter, and Joe Persley, Sarah Persley, are non residents of the State of Tennessee. [use next issue's date] ***

Thursday, January 18, 1900

p. 1:1 (no heading). "Mr. C. H. Clark, Mrs. N. B. Brown, and J. H. Apple, of Enigma, and Solon [sic] Petty, of Chestnut Mound, attended the funeral of Mrs. Sarah A. Butler, at this place, Wednesday."

p. 1:3 (Death of Mrs. Butler). "Mrs. Sarah Ann Butler, widow of the late Thomas Harvey Butler, died at the home of Mr. Jack Apple, near Granville, Tuesday morning, after a long and painful illness of several months. . . . She was 66 years of age, and oldest member of the M. E. church at this place. She leaves five children living: B. A. Butler, of Gainesboro; Thomas and Samuel Butler, of Nashville; Miss Mattie Butler and Mrs. W. E. Ragland, of Granville.

The remains were brought to Gainesboro Tuesday and interred Wednesday evening at the cemetery near town. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. T. A. Carden and J. L. Smothermon."

[p. 1:4 (No Small-Pox). "We want to assure the people of the county that there is not, nor has there been, a case of small-pox in Gainesboro, all wild rumors to the contrary notwithstanding. No one need be afraid to come to town. Should any cases develop The Sentinel will chronicle the fact." [p. 1:2 details six persons arraigned who had refused to be vaccinated. (d/n say for what). As in former cases, most produced certificate showing vaccination after arrest. Those who d/n were fined $10 each, and instructions given that they be arrested every day until the law was complied with. Several others arrested yesterday on same charge.][p. 5:4 article says raftmen coming down river from Nashville will bring back the dreaded disease into our midst.]

p. 4:2 (no heading). "A son of Wm. Pendergrass, of Putnam county, was instantly killed last week by a tree falling on him."

Thursday, January 25, 1900

p. 1:2 (no heading). "Last Friday morning at 6 o'clock Mr. H. M. Apple, a popular citizen and merchant of Granville, breathed his last. He was a most highly esteemed gentleman and his loss will be sadly felt in the community in which he has lived so long. He was about 55 years of age and an earnest member of the M. E. Church. He leaves a wife and five children. He was burried Saturday on Martin's Creek, five miles from Granville."

p. 1:4 (no heading). "Miss Cynthia Washburn, of Bowling Green, Ky., is visiting her sister, Mrs. B. A. Butler.

J C McDearman went to Granville last Saturday to attend the funeral of his uncle, H M Apple.

Bob Raines, the 15 year old son of the Widow Raines, living near town, shot himself quite seriously in the hand with a shot gun last Monday."

[p. 4:2 has an item missing.]

p. 4:1 (Flynn's Lick). "Miss Nellie Anderson, daughter of Byrd Anderson, of Anderville, celebrated her eighth birth day on the 20th, by entertaining a few of her little friends to dinner."

"Mr. Willie Darwin, accompanied by his sister, Miss Vitura, will leave next Thursday for the Indian Territory, where they will spend some time visiting friends and relatives."

p. 5:4 (no heading). "Capt. Samuel J. Johnson, a prominent farmer of White county, died at his home at Taylors last week."

p. 5:4 (no heading). "Two well known Smith countians died last week -- John L. DeBow, of Dixon Springs, and ex-Sheriff James H. Smith, of near Carthage."

p. 6:2 (no heading, but apparently a non-resident notice). David K. Fink v. W. D. Hale. Criminal attachment pending before N. B. Young, J. P. Defendant W. D. Hale is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee. Mentions defendant's one-ninth interest in the Nicholas P. Hale land, it being the same whereon N. P. Hale resided at the time of his death.

Thursday, February 1, 1900

p. 1:2 (Parmer). "Barney Meadows left here last Wednesday for Eagle Mills, Ark., which will probably be his future home."

p. 4:2 (North Springs). "Dr. M. W. Hance has returned from Dubbs, Miss., where he has been in the goods business. The Doctor says business is flourishing in Miss."

Thursday, February 8, 1900

p. 1:4 (no heading; photograph). "The above is a fairly good picture of Mr. Fred Taylor Wilson, of Granville, now a student at Jos. W. Allen College, Carthage. He was a candidate for Assistant Sargeant at Arms before the last Legislature and received 28 votes -- within 11 of election. He will be a candidate for the same position before the next Legislature, and has very flattering prospects of success. He was born near Oliver, Smith county, Nov. 10, 1881, and was reared on the farm. He clerked last year in the store of F. A. Kelly & Co. Granville. He is a most exemplary young man, a member of the M. E. Church, South, and universally admired and esteemed by all who know him. He has taken high rank in the college societies, both as an official and a debater."

p. 2:1 (Parmer). "Miss Pearl Cason has rturned home, after an extended visit at Hopkinsville, Ky."

[Note: pp. 3:4 and 6:2 have items cut out.]

Thursday, February 15, 1900

p. 1:1 (no heading). "Paul Young, who has been at Bowling Green, Ky., for the past year returned home Tuesday. He is in poor health, we regret state."

p. 2:2 (no heading, apparently non-resident notice). Eula Hortense Walker v. Wm D. Walker. Bill for divorce, in Circ't Ct. Defendant Wm. D. Walker is non-resident of State of Tenn.

p. 3:4 (Non-resident notice). John Sneed v. Evalin Sloan et als. Pending in Chancery court. Defendants Mary Sneed and W. Sneed are non resident citizens of the State of Tennessee.

p. 5:3 (Non-resident notice). A. J. Smith v. Jane Smith. In Chancery Court. Defendant Jane Smith is non-resident of State and a resident of State of Ky.

p. 5:4 (no heading). "It was reported first of the week that Elmore Bilbrey, who had just returned from Missouri, had smallpox, which created no little excitement. Dr. J. T. Moore of Algood and W. R. Staley of this place, made a careful diagnosis of the case and pronounced it roseola, which it has since proven to be. -- Cookeville Press."

Thursday, February 22, 1900

p. 1:2 (no heading; apparently non-resident notice). J. W. Carter v. Scipio Young. Attachment before L. K. Smith, J.P. Scipio Young is non-resident of State of Tennessee. Attachment is of Young's undivided interest in town lot in Gainesboro.

p. 1:3 (no heading). "Bowen A. Butler left for Bowling Green, Ky., last Monday to see his daughter, Amie, who is ill with the measles."

p. 2:2 (Non-resident notice). Brooks Carter v. Lula Carter. Divorce in Circuit Court. Defendant Lula Carter is non-resident of the State of Tennessee.

[note: p. 5:3 has two items cut out.]

Thursday, March 1, 1900

p. 1:1 (no heading). "Mrs. America Stout, an inmate of the County Asylum, died Tuesday night. She had been afflicted for some time with cancer. She was about 45 years of age."

p. 1:2 (no heading). "Tom York and Oscar Dewese have gone to Bowling Green, Ky, to work in a tobacco factory."

p. 1:2 (Parmer). Feb. 27. "Mr. John Brown, who has been at Eagle Mills, Ark., for the past few months, returned home last week."

p. 2:1 (North Springs). Feb. 24. "Miss Ivy Crabtree, of Gamaliel, Ky., is teaching a music school here, and has a very fair attendance."

p. 2:2 (Old Citizen Gone). "Richard Casteel, an aged and honored citizen of near Meigsville, on Sugar Creek, this county, died at his home last Friday night. When he retired he was apparently enjoying his usual good health, but about midnight members of the family were aroused by his struggles, which ended in death after a short time. He was born in 1821, and had been a Christian minister for many years. He leaves one son and four daughters. His remains were tenderly laid to rest in his yard, a large concourse of friends and relatives present. Truly, a good man has gone to his reward. Peace to his memory."

[Note: pp. 3:1 and 4:2 have items cut out.]

p. 5:3 (no heading). "Elder J. P. Watson, of Evaston [sic], and Miss Martha Duke, of Whitleyville, were married at the bride's home recently. At present, he is preaching at Mt. Gillead, Ky."

p. 6:1 (Flynn's Lick). Feb. 26. "Bedford Johnson and sister, Miss Etta, left on the Thomas last week for Kentucky, to visit their sister, Mrs. J. R. Darwin.

Dr. H. L. Baugh received a telephone message a few days ago announcing the death of his father, Dr. Baugh, of Ky."

Thursday, March 8, 1900

p. 1:3 (W. E. Putty Suicides). "Last Sunday morning this community was deeply shocked by the intelligence that W. E. Putty, one of our most highly esteemed citizens, had committed suicide. Shortly after breakfast he went out to his barn, presumably to see after his stock, but was gone so long that his wife sent to see the cause of the delay, and then the horrible discovery was made that he had hanged himself. A large crowd quickly gathered in response to the alarm and the lifeless form was cut down and carried into the house, where all restoratives were applied by several physicians present but without avail. He left no written message explaining the rash act, but it is thought that financial reverses was the cause.

Mr. Putty was about 47 years of age, was a minister in the Christian church, and a man of many excellent traits of character. He was raised in this county and had been engaged in business in Gainesboro for several years. He leaves a wife but no children.

Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church late Sunday afternoon by Bro. W. A. Rash, after which the remains were deposited in the cemetery near by. A large concourse was present and much genuine sorrow manifested." [p. 1:4 (no heading). "Mrs. J. G. Wiggington, of Bloomington, and Mr. Ford, of Irving College, Tenn., are here visiting their sister Mrs. W. E. Putty."]

p. 1:4 (Whitleyville). "Mr. P. T. Biles, of the firm of Biles Bros., this place, and Miss Nellie Ford, of Tompkinsville, Ky., were married at Clementsville, Sunday, March 4. The bridal party spent Sunday night at Tompkinsville, returning to this place Monday afternoon. They will reside here. . . ."

p. 1:4 (no heading). "J. M. and Miss Rettie Kelly are at Bowling Green, Ky., at the bedside of their little niece, Fannie Denton, daughter of A. C. Washburn, who is not expected to live but a few days."

[note: p. 3:1 has an item cut out.]

p. 4:2 (Parmer). March 4. "Mr. Tommie Willamson, an aged citizen of this place, died last Friday."

p. 5:1 (no heading). "T. B. Reed, Sr., a well-known and highly esteemed citizen of Carthage, died last week of paralysis."

Thursday, March 15, 1900

p. 1:4 (no heading). "Grover Cleveland Stafford, son of John H. Stafford, and Miss Annie York, daughter of William York, were married at the latter's home, Tuesday night, Rev. Jere Brown officiating. Both are quite young, neither being over 16 years of age."

p. 2:2 (Brief Local Mention). "A. J. Melton, Jr., of Albany Landing, Ky., spent a few days here the past week visiting his brother, C. F. Melton, the barber."

p. 6:2 (Rough Point Paragraphs). March 12. "Mr. and Mrs. Virgel Pistol will start tomorrow for Kentucky, where they will visit relatives for a few weeks, before going to Texas, where they will make their future home."

p. 6:3 (no heading). "Mrs. Caroline Keith, wife of Matt Keith, of near town, died last Sunday, and was burried Monday at Talley's Old Field grave yard. Funeral services were conducted by J. M. Wheeler."

Thursday, March 21, 1900

p. 1:3 (no heading). "James W. Rawley died at his home in Nashville, on the 17th inst. He was in the 20th Tenn. Regiment, and was a true Confederate during the entire war, and was once promoted for gallantry to first lieut. He was a good citizen. He was a brother of D. A. Rawley, of this place."

p. 2:2 (Parmer). "Mrs. Mary Crowder, of this place, died Sunday morning."

Thursday, March 29, 1900

p. 1:1 (A Bloomington Tragedy). "Late last Sunday afternoon Oscar Jones was shot and almost instantly killed at his home in Bloomington by ---- Johnson, a son of Samuel Johnson, who resides in that locality. It appears that bad feeling had existed between them for some time. Johnson was passing the Jones home when Oscar addressed some remark to him which was responded to and a quarrel resulted. The former advanced with a knife, Johnson turned to run but after a few steps wheeled and fired shots at his antagonist, four taking effect. Jones was about 30 years of age, unmarried, and a son of Joseph Jones, a prominent business man of Bloomington. His slayer is a boy about 16 years of age. He gave himself up to the authorities and, we understand, is in jail at Cookeville."

p. 1:3 (no heading). "Mrs. Abbie Haile, wife of Marlin D. Haile, of Flynn's Lick, died Wednesday night, March 21, after a short illness. A fitting obituary notice will appear later."

p. 1:4 (no heading). "Mrs. Mary Rogers, of Flynn's Lick, was taken sick at Sherman, Texas, March 3, and died March 17th. She was buried at that place. She has quite a number of friends and relatives in this county."

p. 6:4 (North Springs). March 10. "'Uncle Billy' Newbery, of Cabinet, died March 21st, aged 77 years. He leaves a host of children, grand-children and friends who will sadly miss him."

Thursday, April 5, 1900

p. 1:2 (North Springs). "'Uncle Jesse'" Commer, of Haydensburg, died March 28, from the efects of lagrippe."

p. 1:2 (no heading). "Mrs. Menerva Hutchinson, an inmate of the County Asylum, died Saturday night.

Born, to Mrs. Henry Haile, last Sunday, twin daughters, both dead. Mother doing well."

p. 5:3 (no heading). "James Jones, who fell from a telephone pole at Sparta two weeks ago, died from his injuries last Sunday night."

Thursday, April 12, 1900

p. 4:1 (At Rest). "Last Sunday morning about 9 o'clock, Mrs. Martha McDearman passed to the higher life, after many weeks of heroic struggle with the dreaded destroyer, consumption. A devoted wife, sister, daughter, friend -- it is doubly sad that her earthly career should thus end just in the bloom of happy young womanhood. She was 23 years of age, daughter of Mrs. Lucy Stone, and wife of Mr. J. C. McDearman. Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church, South, of which she was an exemplary member, by the pastor, Rev. J. L. Smotherman. The house was crowded and but few dry eyes were to be seen. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near the Masonic Hall."

Thursday, April 19, 1900

p. 5:4 (no heading). "John P., son of G. B. Murray, is here spending a few days. He has been located at Omaha, Neb., for several years engaged in the railroad business. He has many friends here."

Thursday, April 26, 1900

p. 1:1 (Whitleyville). "Thomas Tucker died on the 8th inst, Charles Savage died on the 10th, both of lagrippe.

Stewart Vincent died Sunday, April 22, of lagrippe."

p. 1:4 (no heading). "L. C. Hall, of Dallas, Texas, arrived here Tuesday enroute to Rough Point to see his mother, Mrs. Nancy Hall, who has been critically ill."

p. 5:4 (no heading). "Dr. C. E. Reeves and family and Mr. C. E. Reeves, Sr., left last Saturday for Horse Cave, Ky., where they will visit relatives.

The wife of Luther Lawless, who lives about a mile north of town, died on the 18th inst. and was buried the day following at the Beck grave yard. She leaves one small child."

Thursday, May 3, 1900

p. 4:3 (no heading). "'Aunt' Rhoda Dudney, aged about 75 years, died at her home on Aaron's Branch, on the 25th of April. She was a good woman and many friends and relatives mourn her departure."

p. 7:4 (no heading). "According to information at hand the Bilbrey heirs, who are direct descendants of the late Joseph Townsend, of England, are likely to soon come into possession of a large amount of money. Joseph Townsed [sic] died in England many years ago and the estate is said to be worth $1,000,000. The Bilbreys, of this county, will inherit a large portion of this amount. -- Overton Co. Enterprise."

p. 8:2 (Dycus). "Died, Thursday, April, 19th, John Wiggins, son of Mr. Short Wiggins. He was about 24 years of age, and a promising young man."

p. 8:4 (no heading). "Nathan Gore, Superintendent of Smith County, committed suicide by drowning himself in a pond near Donoho, a week ago last Monday. His was body was found floating Sunday."

Thursday, May 10, 1900

p. 1:4 (no heading). "Rev. Thaddius C. Quarles, of near Whitleyville, one of the county, has been critically ill for more than a week, but at this writing (Wednesday afternoon) he is thought to be slightly improved. He is nearly eighty years of age, which fact helps to make his recovery exceedingly doubtful." [p. 6:2, no heading: "S. D. Quarles, of Algood, and J. L. Quarles, of Sparta, passed through town last week enroute to Whitleyville to see their brother, T. C. Quarles, who has been dangerously ill for the past ten days."]

p. 4:1 (no heading). "Mrs. Carden, wife of Rev. T. A. Carden, who has been sick at the home of her daughter in Liberty, Dekalb county, for several weeks, died on Saturday, April 21, and was buried at Hillsboro."

p. 4:4 (no heading). "Hon. James W. Wright, a prominent and wealthy citizen of Cookville, died at that place last week. He had been an invalid for several years."

p. 5:4 (no heading). "Horace G. Young and Thomas York, of Bowling Green, Ky., are spending a few days with relatives here."

Thursday, May 17, 1900

p. 1:3-4 huge obit of W. H. Brooks. COPY.

p. 5:3 (no heading). "J. M. Casper, of Clay, Ky., arrived here Saturday, and is assisting his brother in the management of the Famous Feather Washing Co."

Thursday, May 24, 1900

p. 1:4 (no heading). "Drury Spurlock, an old and respected citizen of the 7th district, died at his home last week. He was the father of Deputy Sheriff J. S. Spurlock and Co. Supt. U. T. Spurlock."

p. 5:4 (no heading). "Mrs. L. K. Smith and children left Sunday for Carrolton, Ga., to join her husband who has located there."

p. 6:4 (In Memoriam). "On Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock, the pure spirit of Mrs. Abbie Hale spent its last with earthly friends and loved ones and was borne to heaven to dwell with the angels, leaving a devoted husband, seven daughters and one son, with a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. . . .

She was born Dec. 10, 1846, married to Marlin D. Hale, Aug. 21, 1866, professed religion and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1864. Her remains were interred in the old family grave yard. Mrs. Hale was the daughter of the late Henry Richmond. Funeral services were conducted by B. D. Johnson. . . . Mrs. G. B. Hall, Durant, L. T."

Thursday, May 31, 1900

p. 1:2 (In Memory of W. H. Brooks). "It is but a feeble expression of this Lodge to say that the Angel of Death has again visited our community and taken from our midst our beloved brother, W. H. Brooks, who departed this life on May 14, 1900, at his home near Rough Point, and passed over the river beyond into the hands of a just God. . . .

He was born in Jackson county and lived most of his life here, and held several honorable positions. He was County Court Clerk at the time of his death. He married Miss Belle Holland, of Bagdad, Tenn., on the 5th of March, 1886, a zealous, loving husband and father, we deeply deplore his loss to the Order. He was made a Master Mason on the 11th day of June, 1892, at New Bethel Lodge, No. 523, F. & A. M., and was secretary at the time of his death, and was attentive to duty while his health would admit. . . ."

p. 4:2 (no heading). "Some time since the aged mother of Rev. T. A. Carden of Granville died at the residence of her daughter in Liberty, Dekalb county. The rumor became circulated that it was Mr. Carden's wife, and many have written him letters of sympathy, in an embarrassing attitude. Mrs. Carden is well and enjoying the duties that fall to the lot of a hardworking minister's wife. -- Carthage Times."

p. 8:3 (Anderson--James). "Sunday afternoon, at 5:30 o'clock, Mr. Luke B. Anderson, of this place, and Miss Cora James, of Bloomington, were married, the ceremony being said by Rev. W. T. Haggard, of Lebanon, Presiding Elder of the M. E. Church, South. The wedding took place on the Cookeville road, about 4 miles from Gainesboro, the wedding party being met there by Dr. Haggard and a large party of friends from Gainesboro. Mr. Anderson and his bride and their friends were entertained at an elegant supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Quarles. The young couple have a large circle of friends here and in Arkansas, where the bride formerly lived, who wish them much happiness."

Thursday, June 7, 1900

p. 1:3 (no heading). "Monroe German and Fred Raley, a couple of colored prisoners in the county jail for selling whiskey, made their escape late last Monday evening. They removed some iron bars from a transom and slipped through without much difficulty.

LATER.--German was arrested yesterday at Livingston and a Deputy Sheriff went after him. Raley is probably in Kentucky."

p. 4:3 (no heading). "Haywood Tate, an old citizen well known in this community, died last Thursday afternoon at six o'clock. He had been in bad health for some time. He leaves no family."

Note: an item on p. 4:4 has been cut out.

Thursday, June 14, 1900 - No items.

Thursday, June 21, 1900

p. 3:5 (Death of Well Known Citizen). "Last Saturday night Rev. T. C. Quarles, one of Jackson county's pioneers and most prominent citizens, died at his home near Whitleyville. He had been very ill for several months, but was better recently. Heart failure was the immediate cause of his death. He was past 79 years of age and leaves a widow and several children, among them Mr. B. L. Quarles, of Gainesboro and Dr. John D. Quarles, of Whitleyville. . . ."

p. 3:5 (In Memoriam. A tribute of respect to the memory of Bro. Thadeus C. Quarles.) "Brother Thadeus -- BIG OBIT. COPY OR TYPE WHEN LESS TIRED.

p. 3:6 (Local and Personal.) "Mounce Rawley left last week for Hot Springs, Ark., for his health, which has been very bad since his return from the Philippines.

Mrs. G. B. Murray was summoned by telephone last Thursday to go to the bed side of her mother, Mrs. Flippin, at Rome, who died shortly after her arrival."

p. 3:6 (Suicide.) "D. Forkum, a young man about 26 years of age, committed suicide at his home in the 2d. district late Sunday afternoon, by shooting himself in the head with a pistol. His mind had been affected for some time. He was unmarried."

Thursday, June 28, 1900

Note: item on p. 2:4 is cut out.

p. 3:3 (no heading). "Hudson Estees, a prominent citizen of Livingston, died last Saturday night of typhoid fever."

p. 3:3 (no heading). "L. P. Goolsby, aged about 96 years, died at his home at Granville, on the 15th inst. He was a highly esteemed citizen and one of the early settlers of the county."

p. 3:5 (Local and Personal). "Wm. Jones, a prominent citizen of Martins Creek, died on the 20th inst, aged 78 years.

J. R. Hampton, of Springfield, Mo., arrived here Monday on a visit to his son, G. W. Hampton, and other relatives."

Thursday, July 5, 1900

Note: item on p. 3:2 is cut out.

p. 3:5 (Local and Personal). "John D. Lowe, of Columbia, Ky., is visiting relatives here this week.

James T. Quarles, who has been visiting relatives in Kentucky for several weeks, has returned home this week.

L. B. Anderson and wife, John P. Murray and Miss Maud Stewart went to Cookeville yesterday to attend the 4th of July celebration. Miss Stewart leaves today for her home near Cincinnati. She made many friends during [her] short stay here and her departure is much regretted."

Thursday, July 12, 1900

Note: items on p. 3:1 and 3:4 are missing.

p. 3:5 (Local and Personal). "Mrs. Frank Gore and sister, of Providence, Ky., is visiting at Capt. M. L. Gore's, by Roaring River."

Thursday, July 19, 1900

p. 3:3 (Bloomington). "Old Uncle John Bowington was thrown from a wagon last week and hurt badly but not seriously. He was 79 years old July 4th."

p. 3:4 (Putnam County. Cookeville Press.) "Mrs. Paty Ford and children of Chicago, are visiting Mrs. Fords' parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Burton at this place.

David Nichols, one of the pioneers of this country, died at his home in the lower end of this county on the 4th inst. He was one of the old time gentlemen, a man of sterling integrity and character. He was the father of Mrs. T. C. Holladay of this place.

Elijah Terry, who lives four miles north of town, died last week. Mr. Terry was a prominent factor in Putnam county, but for years has been an invalid. He was a farmer and accumulated a good living. He was the head of a prominent family."

p. 3:5 (Death's Harvest.) "'Uncle' Pleas Howell, a well known and highly respected citizen of the county, died at his home at Highland last Saturday morning, aged about 80 years. He leaves several children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Nannie Smith, wife of Pheland Smith, of the Free State, died last Sunday morning at 8 o'clock. She leaves a husband, and five children, besides many friends.

The wife of John Birdwell, of Flynn's Creek, died last Sunday morning. Mr Birdwell is a son of Register A O Birdwell."

Thursday, July 26, 1900

p. 2:4 (Killed at Cookeville.) "Yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock, W. C. Crawford, of Overton county, shot and killed Lyl Cleek, of that county, near the depot in Cookeville. From bystanders it was learned that the two were quarreling, or rather Cleek was abusing Crawford about the sale of certain lands in which Cleek was interested. The quarrel became so heated that finally Cleek made a rush for Crawford with a knife, when the latter pulled a revolver and fired five shots at Cleek who fell mortally wounded pierced by three balls. Cleek was carried to the Jared hotel where he expired within an hour. Crawford was later arrested by Sheriff Alcorn, and was later admitted to bail by Esq. Burton. Mr. Crawford is a prominent citizen of Overton, being the Trustee of the county and a candidate for re-election with opposition. Mr. Cleek leaves a family. -- Cookeville Press."

p. 3:6 (no heading). "Mrs. J. W. Carter and children left Tuesday for Texas, where she will visit relatives for a few weeks."

p. 3:6 (Old Plow Boy). "Woody Denson, 88 years of age, living about 4 miles South of town, has just 'laid by' an eight acre field of corn, which he has thoroughly cultivated all by himself, plowing it four times, besides hoeing, etc. If any of our sister counties can produce older plow-boys we would be glad to hear from them."

[Note: issue of Thursday, August 2, 1900 is missing.]

Thursday, August 9, 1900

p. 2:4 (North Springs). "The infant baby of Rad Griffith, near this place, died last week."

Thursday, August 16, 1900

p. 2:3 (Non-resident notice). Daniel Erwin v. Caroline Erwin. Defendant is non-resident of state of Tennessee.

p. 2:5 (Putnam County. Cookeville Press.) "Mrs. N. T. Barker, who has been practicing Osteopathy in Cookeville for several months, has gone to Missouri."

p. 2:6 (no heading). "The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Chapman, of Roaring river, died last Saturday, aged only a few days.

Dr. C. B. Moore went to Franklin, Ky., last week in response to a telegram stating that his son was seriously ill. He returned Tuesday.

Miss Crickett Keys, of near Alvarado, Texas, who has been visiting Miss Sissie Morgan for several weeks, returned home last week."

p. 2:6 (Non-resident notice). Luke B. Anderson v. S. L. Hall. Defendant S. L. Hall is a non-resident of citizen of state of Tennessee. S. L. owns an undivided interest, supposed to be one half, "lying in the 8th civil district of Jackson County, Tennessee, bounded on the north by the county line between the counties of Clay and Jackson; on the east by the lands of John Brown; on the south by the lands of Leroy Cherry; and on the west by the lands descended to said defendant from his father, G. B. Hall, subject to the homestead estate of the widow of G. B. Hall who is yet living and has charge of said lands."

Thursday, August 23, 1900

p. 2:1-2. An item has been cut out of columns 1 and 2.

p. 2:5 (no heading). "Frank Gore, wife and the latter's sister, Miss Connelly, left for their home at Providence, Ky., last week, after spending some time with Mr. Gore's parents, Capt. and Mrs. M. L. Gore, of Roaring river."

p. 2:6 (Seriously Shot.) "Last Tuesday afternoon Jim Warren and Tip Ransom, of Sugar Creek, in the 8th district of this county, became involved in a difficulty. After separating, Warren went to the house of a neighbor and borrowed a rifle, claiming that he wanted it to shoot a coon. Going back to the scene of the trouble

p. 2:6 (no heading). "Ab, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Martin, died at the home of his parents on Morrison's Creek, in the 9th district, Aug. 17, of meningitis. He was about three years of age."

Thursday, August 30, 1900

p. 2:1 (Non-resident notice). J. P. Maberry, et als v. J. B. Maberry. Defendants J. P. [sic] Maberry, Elizabeth Radliff and her husband, Wm., Radliff, Francis Womack and her husband Calvin Womack, Clarisa Amix and her husband ---- Amix, Preston Mayberry, Eliza Pendergrass and her husband ---- Pendergrass, and the heirs of William Maberry, deceased, whose names and residences are unknown, are non-residents of the state of Tennessee.

p. 2:2 (Non-resident notice). Dona Belle Davenport v. Neil Davanport [sic]. Defendant Neil Davenport is a non-resident of the state of Tennessee.

Thursday, September 6, 1900

p. 3:1 (Non-resident notice). Ann Johnson v. Sidney Johnson. Defendant is a non-resident of the state of Tennessee.

Note: an item has cut out from 3:1.

Thursday, September 13, 1900

p. 2:4 (no heading). "Livingston, Tenn., Sept. 4 -- Mrs. E. C. Knight, wife of E. C. Knight, a prominent lawyer of the Livingston bar, died at her home here at 9 o'clock Sunday night. Deceased was a daughter of H. S. Estes, who died at his home here in July. Another member of this family, Miss Sallie Estes, also recently died. Typhoid fever was the cause of all the deaths. Mrs. Knight leaves one child, a boy about 3 years of age."

p. 3:1 (Non-resident notice). Dona Belle Davenport vs. Neil Davenport, in chancery. Defendant Neil Davenport is a non-resident citizen of Tennessee.

p. 3:4 (no heading). "William Gaw and a Mr. Wheeler, of Webb City, Mo., spent a few days here the past week. The former is related to Mrs. Emily Gipson, of this place, and other members of the Gaw family in this county. They are nice gentlemen and prosperous business men of Webb City."

p. 3:4 (no heading). "Died, Saturday evening, the two year old baby of Alex Cullom, col. It was burried at the town cemetery Sunday afternoon."

p. 3:4 (no heading). "Mrs. Sallie McCawley, wife of S. M. McCawley, of Rough Point, died last Sunday aged over 60 years. She was buried in the family cemetery Monday. Services were conducted at the grave by Eld. Andrew Craig, a very large crowd of friends present."

Thursday, September 20, 1900

p. 2:6 COPY THIS - A FEW FACTS. (mentions JCApple)

p. 3:2 (no heading). "Bennett Minor, of Britton, Ellis Co., Texas, died Sept. 5, 1900. Mr. Minor was born March 30, 1832, in Jackson county, Tenn. He was married to Miss Sarah E. Jackson in 1864, to which union twelve children were born -- eight boys and four girls. All survive him except one son. He moved with his family to Kentucky in 1886, where he remained till 1897, when he moved to Texas. He became a member of the Christian church in 1863 and lived a consecrated member until his death. He leaves a large connection in Tennessee and Texas."

p. 3:5 (no heading). "Jim Warren, the murderer of Tip Hansom, in the 8th district, is still at large, and it is believed that he is hiding in the vicinity of his crime. Sheriff Smith and quite a large number of citizens have been watching the neighborhood for him."

p. 3:6 (no heading). "J. W. Carter left for Texas Tuesday in response to a telegram telling of the dangerous illness of his wife, who is there visiting relatives."

Thursday, September 27, 1900

p. 3:2 (no heading). "Mrs. W. E. Lucas, of Laurens, S.C. is visiting her sister, Mrs. John Epperson, at Algood.--Cookeville Press."

p. 3:5 (no heading). "Noah Highsaw, an inmate of the County Asylum, died Monday morning at 6 o'clock. He was about 65 years of age."

p. 3:6 (no heading). "J. A. Montgomery, Mrs. J. V. Minor and Miss Mary Montgomery left Saturday for Franklin, Ky. The latter will enter school there.

Eld. Caleb Sewell, of Louisville, Ky., has been here since last Sunday mingling with old friends, and preaching at the Christian church every night. He is an able and interesting minister."

Thursday, October 4, 1900

Note: an item has been cut out of p. 2:3

p. 3:3 (no heading). "Elmore Carrington, who lived on Martin's creek near Bloomington, died last week. He had been in failing health for some time. Mr. Carrington, in his middle life, was a prominent factor in Putnam county doings, and well known over the entire county.--Cookeville Press."

p. 3:4 (Sad Accident). "Last Monday morning Johnnie Cason, son of L. M. Cason, of the 11th district, while out hunting shot and killed himself, accidentally it is supposed. His body was found in the road by a neighbor late in the afternoon. It appears that he had been blowing in the muzzle of the gun when it was discharged, the entire load entering his mouth, carrying instant death. He was only about 14 years of age, and there is no reason to suppose that there was any suicidal intent. The deeply bereaved family have the profound sympathy of the entire community.

He was buried at the Richmond graveyard Tuesday, with his gun by his side."

p. 3:4 (no heading). "We very much regret to announce the death of Mr. James G. Smith of Quiz, eight miles north of Cookeville. Mr. Smith was in his 75th year, and had been in feeble health for several years past. He was one of the most prominent men in the county, of unusual intelligence, perhaps the best posted on current events in this section of the state. He was a devoted Democrat at all times and places, perfectly familiar with the principles of the party, a true and unswerving disciple of the immortal author of American Indepencence. . . . Cookeville Press."

p. 3:6 (no heading). "Mrs. J. V. Minor returned last week from a short visit to her son, Dr. S. H. Minor, at Franklin, Ky., who is attending the Southern School of Osteopathy."

Thursday, October 11, 1900

p. 2:1 (Wedding Bells). "Last evening at a late hour, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Johnson, three miles from Gainesboro on Roaring river, their daughter, Martha, was joined in holy wedlock to Mr. J. T. Quisenberry of Cobb, Ky. . . They leave today, via Nashville, for the groom's home in Kentucky, where they will reside.

The bride is the oldest daughter and a young lady of decided beauty and varied accomplishments. The groom is a gentleman of highest standing and bright promise. Both may be cordially congratulated."

p. 2:3 (Non-resident notice). Washburn & Cason, et al v. T. H. Haile, et al, in Circuit Court. Defendants T. H. Haile, W. D. Haile, Martha J. Reed and J. F. Haile are non-residents of the state of Tennessee.

Note: item cut out from p. 3:4.

p. 3:6 (no heading). "Mrs. Mary Morgan has gone to Kirksville, Mo., where she will take a course in Osteopathy.--Cookeville Press.

C. F. Malton and wife are visiting the former's parents in Kentucky this week, going in response to a message announcing the serious illness of his mother. Johnnie Gipson will have charge of the barber shop during his absence."

p. 3:6 (Broke Jail). "Last Thursday night Fred Connor, col., and Charley Southard, two prisoners at the county jail, effected their escape in a very ingenious manner. But their liberty was of short duration. Connor was captured two or three days afterwards at Burksville, Ky., and lodged in jail there. Southard came back and surrendered to the jailor. He is in only on a whisky case."

p. 3:6 (no heading). "Miss Minnie Dinwiddie, of Cincinnati, arrived here yesterday to take charge of the millinery department at Quarles, Sadler & Anderson's."

Thursday, October 18, 1900

p. 3:2 (Death of Mrs. J. E. Gailbreath.) "Mrs. Alice Gailbreath, wife of J. E. Gailbreath, died at her home on Roaring River, along four miles from town, Saturday night, Oct. 13, 1900, about 12 o'clock, after a lingering illness with typhoid fever. Mrs. Gailbreath was 44 years old, having been born Jan. 26, 1856, and leaves seven children by her former husband, Joshua Chapman, who died in 1890. Mrs. Gailbreath was the daughter of Mrs. M. A. Herod, and leaves several brothers and sisters, who, with her bereaved husband and children, have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss. The remains were interred Sunday afternoon in the family burying ground at the old home place across Cumberland River."

p. 3:5 (no heading). "Mrs. Andy Gore and children, of Kentucky, are visiting William Gore.

C. F. Melton and wife have returned from a visit to relatives in Kentucky.

A letter from J. W. Carter, now in Texas, reports the health of Mrs. Carter much improved. Buck will be with us again soon.

J. M. Washburn and nephew Samuel Lancaster, of Marion Ill., were in Gainesboro last week on a visit to L. Washburn and other relatives.

Dr. C. B. Moore and W. S. McClain left Monday for a few days visit at Franklin, Ky. T. G. Settle will have charge of The Sentinel office during the editor's absence. . . ."

Thursday, October 25, 1900

p. 3:6. "Mr. J. W. Whitaker and family, of Cave City, Ky., are visiting Mr. Whitaker's father, W. H. Whitaker, of this place.

J. W. Carter returned home last Thursday from Paris, Texas, where his wife has been dangerously sick for several weeks. She is somewhat improved at this writing, we are glad to report."

Thursday, November 1, 1900

p. 2:3 (Rough Point). "James Draper and family moved to Ky., last week."

Thursday, November 8, 1900

p. 3:6 (no heading). "G. A. Maxwell and wife and Mrs. A. G. Maxwell left Tuesday for Cincinnati, O., to spend a few days."

Note: issue for November 15, 1900 is missing.

Thursday, November 22, 1900 - no items.

Note: issue of November 29 is missing.

Thursday, December 6, 1900

p. 2:3 (no heading). "Moses Miller and family leave Friday for their new home in Texas. Aubrey Dale, who has been staying with Mr. Miller for some time, will accompany them.--Overton Co. Enterprise."

p. 3:2 (Local and Personal). "Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Anderson are still at Franklin, Ky., with their daughter, Miss May, who is slowly convalescing."

p. 3:3 (A Shocking Tragedy). "Last Saturday night, John U. Carter shot and instantly killed Charlie Smallwood, near Lynch's store, on Flynn's Creek, this county. It appears that Carter had been missing his fence rails and suspected that some one had been stealing them. Late Saturday evening he took his Winchester rifle and went out to look around his fences. He found Smallwood and Pete Viteto each with a load of rails. He ordered them to replace the rails on the fence, which they did. Hot words were passed, and Carter claims that Smallwood made a motion as if to draw a pistol, whereupon he shot in self defense. The ball pierced the heart of the unfortunate young man, killing him instantly. He was about 25 years old, and not regarded as a bad man. He leaves a wife and one child.

Carter was arraigned Sunday before Esq. J. R. Spurlock. He waived examination and gave bond in the sum of $2,500 for his appearance at the March term of Circuit Court." [July 11, 1901: "The case of the State v. J. U. Carter for the murder of Charley Smallwood, on the night of Dec. 1, last, was taken up last week and given to the jury Saturday at noon. The jury was out about two hours, returning with a verdict of murder in the second degree and fixing the punishment at ten years in the penitentiary. A motion for a new trial was over ruled Monday by Judge Smith and the case was appealed. Carter gave bond for his appearance before the Supreme court."]

Note: issue of December 13, 1900 is missing.

Thursday, December 20, 1900

p. 2:2 (Flynn's Lick). Dec.17. "Dave Brown and little son Darwin, of Texas, are visiting here."

p. 2:3 (no heading). Southern Republican: "Robert M. Davis, a prominent citizen of 17th district of this county, died at his home of consumption on the 10th inst. Robert, as he was called, was one among the best citizens of our county, always social, kind and obliging. He is well connected, being a nephew of Hon. C. J. Davis, and a brother of Franklin Davis, one of our Deputy Sheriffs."

p. 3:1 (Local and Personal). "Jackson Lawson and Miss Ella Nunn, of Kentucky, were married at the court in Gainesboro, Monday, Rev. Wm. Smith officiating. This couple eloped from Kentucky and came to Tennessee to marry on account of not being old enough to marry there. They were accompanied by Mr. Bush and lady.

L. P. Tinsley received a telegram last Friday from Hillham containing the sad news of the death of Cheatham Butler, his brother-in-law. Mr. Butler has been sick for several weeks with fever, but was thought to be much better and his death was a shock to his family. He passed away last Thursday evening at 5 o'clock and was burried at Butler's Landing on Friday. He was 31 years of age. He leaves a wife and baby to mourn his loss. . . ."

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