[Jackson County, Tenn.]
***** Roll No. 173763 ******
Saturday, April 27, 1907
p. 1:3 (Local Notes of Interest). "J. C. McDearman and family returned Wednesday from an extended visit to points in Texas and Arkansas, also Nashville and Chestnut Mound."
p. 1:5 (Mrs. Nancy D. Hall.) "Mrs. Nancy D. Hall, of Rough Point, Tenn., was born June 30th, 1830, and departed this life in peace, Tuesday night April 2nd, 1907.
Sister Hall was happily married to Littlton [sic] C. Hall July 13th, 1847. To this union there were born 13 children, seven of whom are still living, and are among our best and most worthy citizens. My acquaintance with Sister Hall, was formed about seventeen years ago, when I went to Jackson County as pastor of the Methodist church at Wartrace Camp Ground. Since that time I intimately associated with sister Hall, and several of her children all of whom I have entertained the highest regard and best feeling, because of their unusual kindness toward myself and others.
Sister Hall lived a long and useful life, industry and determination were characteristic points in her busy life. She was well provided for through life, and when the slaves were freed she took up the household duties with new determination to give her family the very best advantages, and at the death of her husband, which occurred over twenty years ago, as other responsibilities came upon her she continued to fight life's battles to the final end. She lived to see all her children grown and doing well and all married except Comer, who seemed indeed to be a mother's boy with a mother's love.
The home of sister Hall was always the home of the weary traveling preacher and unstinted has been the kindness shown these men of God under her roof. She attended church as long as she was able, and was always glad to have the pastor call and see her when she could not attend. To a friend she was true and kind, but despised pretence and deception. The last time we saw sister Hall we sang and prayed with her and left her in tears. Her faithful pastor, Rev. John O. Ensor of the Dycus circuit, visited her often in her sickness and she would ask him to read the precious promesies [sic] of the Holy Book to her, finding great comfort therein. . . .
The funeral services were conducted by the writer and her pastor, Rev. J. O. Ensor in the presence and surrounded by a large company of relatives and friends, after which we laid her quietly down to rest in Rocky Mound cemetery by the side of her husband. . . . J. Lem Smotherman.
Saturday, May 11, 1907
p. 1:3 (Local Items of Interest). "Ros Stafford died at his home in Talley's Hollow Monday night, from the effects of a wound received in a fight some two weeks ago.
H. G. Young and wife received the sad intelligence last Friday of the death of their neice, Miss Willse [sic] Britton at her home in Monterey. She had been sick only a week with inflammatory rheumatism, which went to her heart causing her death."
p. 2:5 (Non-resident notice). Bevley [sic] Flatt et al vs Caroline Howell et al. Circuit Court. John Cornwell and Mack Cornwell reside in the State of Texas.
p. 3:4 (Meagsville). "A. H. Lynn, of Chicago, visited his sister, Mrs. A. J. Murphy the latter part of last week. [Ina Murphy who has been attending school in Chicago for the last year is visiting her parents at this place. The party that was given at A. J. Murphy's Saturday night in honor of their daughter, was enjoyed by all that were present.]"
p. 3:5 (Flynns Lick). "Miss Ina Murphy, of Chicago, is visiting her grand parents, Ace Lynn and wife, in White's Bend.
Dr. Oswell, who has been spending a few weeks with Dr. L. T. Franklin, has returned to his home in Ohio."
p. 3:5 (Cub Creek). "Dr. Sam Gaines, of Greenville Texas, is visiting here this week. Dr Gainnes [sic] was raised to manhood here and he has many friends and relatives here who are glad to see him and know that he is prospering."
p. 3:5 (Cummins Falls). May 6--"Mrs. Allie Wilmoth died Tursday [sic] at 2 o'clock, after a short illness of pneumonia, the remains were interred in the Smith Chapple cemetery. The deceased is a daughter of Alison Slage and wife she leaves a husband and little daughter to mourn her death, also a father and mother, two brothers and two sisters. The bereaved have our sympathy.
p. 4:1 (Milk Sickness Fatal to Three). "Three children of John Love, a citizen of the Third District of Macon County, have died this week, each being a victim of the much dreaded "milk sickness." The first to succumb was Noel, aged 22, who died Wednesday; then Nannie, aged 14, died Wednesday night, and Addie, aged 13, died Thursday. The father is in a critical condition, and it is thought he will live but a short time. In addition to this there is a neighboring family, several members of which are in a precarious condition. All these people were poisoned from the milk of a cow that roamed from the regular pasture and found the mysterious poison in some dark hollow.
This "milk poison" was at one time almost a scourge to all kinds of live stock in portions of this and Macon Counties, hundreds of dollars worth of stock being lost yearly to the citizens living amongs the hills where the poison is found. Numbers of human beings have also been victims to the unknown terror, for what it is no man knows. It is said that this poison exists in various parts of the United States, running in a semicircular vein from Pennsylvania, through West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee on further South. Thousands of dollars have been offered as a reward for any one who discovered the source, but no reward has ever yet been claimed. It is found only in uncleared land, cultivation entirely eradicating it, and the dark, damp hollows north of the hills being the most dangerous places. A few years ago two of the Leath boys, while breaking "new ground" found a substance which from its deathly odor convinced them that they had found the source. They managed to get it into a glass jar and started to town, but the odor was so strong and sickening that they were compelled to dispose of the thing, which, it is said resembled a mush room. Fifteen or twenty years ago it was no uncommon occurrence for horses, sheep, hogs or cattle to be lost in large numbers with in two or three miles of this town, and few persons here would use milk or butter from any place north of the town. Clearing of land for cultivation has changed all this, and the poison is no longer found in this county, and it is a rare thing to ever hear of it even previously infected part of Macon County, the poison which has so near wiped out the Love family being the first known to result fatally for many years.
The suffering caused by the poison is said to be intense, and no physician has ever been able to effect a cure. An old man by the name of George Carr, who lived a few miles north of here, a [sic] remedy it is said was a sure cure if taken in time, and many lives were saved by him. He would never reveal the secret to any one until before his death two or three years ago, he told his three sons, Dady [sic], Jeff, and Jim. They have effected some cures, and now treating the surviving members of the two stricken families.
A peculiar feature of the poison is that it never loses its death dealing power. A cow may get it and die. A hog eat the carcass of the cow and dog that of the hog anything that of the dog and all succumb. A cow that is giving milk does not suffer, the poison passing off through the milk. Butter or milk from an infected cow is the source of danger to human beings."
Saturday, June 22, 1907
p. 2:1 (no heading). "A. J. Dudley, of Cookeville, and S. S. Dudney, of Watertown, were called here Monday on the account of the serious illness of their brother, G. A. Dudney.
Mrs. Nancy Maberry, of Cancy, Mo., is visiting her brother, David Loftis and family.
[p. 2:2, contd]. James Poston arrived Monday from Coalinga, Cal., where he has been employed in the oil fields. He reports the other Jackson county boys there all well and working every day at good salaries."
p. 2:3 (Pacific). "W. C. and A. J. Pharris were called Wednesday to attend the funeral services of their brother, Fate Pharris, who died at his home on Martins creek Wednesday of brain fever."
p. 3:1 (Cummins Falls). June 17--"Dr. Rally, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was here last week.
Jay Mabery, of Texas, who has been away about 16 or 17 years came Saturday on a visit to his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Mabery."
p. 3:3 (Nameless). June 17--"Aunt Martha Brown, wife of Cowan Brown, died at her home Wednesday night, age 77 years. She leaves an aged husband and eight children. . . .
Fate Pharris died Tuesday and was burried Wednesday. He leaves one daughter to mourn his death."
p. 3:4 (Pharris Chapple). June 17--"The death angel visited this place Friday night and took Mrs. Millie Shepherd. She was burried Saturday in the Burris cemetery near here. . . ."
Note: issues for July 1907 and August 3 and 10, 1907 are missing.
Saturday, August 17, 1907
p. 2:2 (Local Items). "B. C. Butler and wife will move to Ft. Payne, Ala., in the near future.
Don Meadows, Sam York, Marlin Young and Cleveland Stafford left last week for Coalinga, Cal., where they will work in the oil fields.
Mrs. E. W. Davis and two children, who have been visiting her mother, Mrs. W. H. Settle, returned to her home in Cave City, Ky., Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fowler, of Quintion, Okla., who have been visiting Mrs. F's parents, G. W. Birdwell and wife, of Whitleyville, are visiting relatives in Cookeville this week."
p. 2:4 (Non-resident notice). M. A. Richardson, et al., v. Jeff Dean, et al. Chancery Court. Defendants Helen Richardson, Kate Richardson and Etta whose former name was Richardson, who has intermarried with some one unknown, are non-residents of the state of Tennessee.
p. 2:4 (Non-resident notice). W. C. Williams et al v. Sib Williams and unknown heirs of Sarah Saxton, in the County Court at Celina [Clay Co.], Tenn. Sib Williams and the unknown heirs of Sarah Saxton are non-residents of the state of Tennessee.
p. 2:4 (Non-resident notice). Rolland Whitaker v. James A. Montgomery, et al. Chancery Court. Defendants Fred Whitaker, Laura Hawkins, Lera Mayfield and her husband Lewis Mayfield, Vina Whitaker, John Whitaker and Lena Mayfield are non-residents of the state of Tennessee.
p. 3:3 (Free State). Aug. 12. "Mrs. Mary Draper has returned home to spend a few weeks with her parents after while [?check?] she will return to her home in Texas." [August 24, 1907, p. 2:3 (Local Items) "Mrs. Mary Draper left Thursday morning for Texas, where she will join her husband.]
Saturday, August 24, 1907
p. 2:3 (Local Items). "Mrs. Sipio Young and son of Louisville Ky. are visiting her sister, Mrs. H. R. Anderson.
Mrs. M. A. C. Williams left Monday for Mattoon, Ill., to visit her son, Will Eaton and family.
Miss Mattie Lytton Young left Tuesday for Tompkinsville, Ky., where she will have charge of a music class. [Later:] Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Tardy entertained the young people of Gainesboro Tuesday night in honor of Miss Mattie Lytton Young, who left Wednesday for Tomkinsville, Ky.
Archie Cochran, wife and baby, of Hopkinsville, Ky., were here Tuesday enroute to Whitleyville, to visit relatives."
p. 3:5 (Parmer). Aug. 19. "James Hall returned from Mayfield Saturday, where he had been at the bedside of his little grandson, Frank Fox, who died Friday and was burried Saturday. . . ."
p. 3:5 (Ivy Gap). Aug. 19. "Rev. Jessie Kirby preached the funeral of uncle John Flatt yesterday at the grave."
p. 3:6 (Free State). Aug. 19. "Alex Allen has returned from California and is shaking hands with his old friends."
p. 3:6 (Gladdico). Aug. 19. "Bill Brown is spending this week in Woodburn, Ky."
Saturday, August 31, 1907
p. 2:1 (??check - Local Items?). "Barlow Hall, who has been visiting relatives near Whitleyville, for several weeks returned to his home at Hopkinsville, Ky., Friday.
Lee West and family arrived in Gainesboro Wednesday from Coalinga, Cal., and will visit his parents, J. T. West and wife. This is Mr. West's first visit to his old home in fifteen years.
Mr Archie Cocharn [sic], wife and baby, who have been the guests of relatives near Whitleyville, for the past two weeks were in Gainesboro Friday en route to their home at Hopkinsville, Ky. Mrs. Cocharn and baby had a narrow escape from being killed in a runaway Wednesday. They had been visiting relatives in Big Bottom . . ."
p. 2:3 (Local Items). "Mr. Wm. Jones, of Rockport, Ind., is visiting relatives here this week."
p. 3:1 (Nameless). Aug. 26. "Vadon Wheeler, of Tompkinsville, Ky. has been spending several days with homefolks here.
Wesley McNobb, of Missouri is visiting his brother, D. T. McNobb at this place."
p. 3:5 (Gainesboro Route 1). Aug. 26. "W. V. Pharris left for their home at Byman, Texas, after an extended visit with relatives and friends here."
p. 3:5 (Cookeville Route 3). Aug. 26. "Mrs. Curry Maberry died last Monday and was burried at Smiths Chapel last Tuesday. She leaves an infant 4 days old and 3 other small children.
John Lane, of Goree, Texas, is visiting relatives here.
[p. 3:6] Mrs. Mahaley Hawkins died at W. H. Hawkins' last Wednesday age about [blurred: could be 30 or 80], and was burried at Dotson Branch last thursday.
Mrs. Merrit is expecting her son, Perry back from Goree, Texas to take charge of her farm soon."
Saturday, September 7, 1907
p. 2:3 (Local Items). "Mrs. T. J. Williams has returned from a visit with her son, Will Eaton, of Mattoon, Ill.
S. H. Young, of Louisville, Ky., was the guest of his brother, H. G. Young the first of the week.
Fowler Kirkpatrick, who has been in the oil fields at Coalinga, Cal., for the past two years is here on a visit to his parents.
Wm. Jones returned to his home in Rockport, Ind., Monday after short visit with relatives here. He was accompanied home by Miss Emra [sic] Clark, who will be his guest for a month.
Mrs. J. E. Stafford and three children, and Mrs. G. W. Hampton returned Saturday from a month's visit to their brother's, Will Eaton, of Mattoon, Ill."
p. 3:1 (Ivy Gap). Sept. 2. "Mrs. Sidney Royland died Aug. 18 of Typhoid fever. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her death. . . .
W. H. Lansford, of Texas, is visiting friends and relatives at this neighborhood at present."
p. 3:2 (Nameless). Sept. 1. "Wesley McNobb, of Missouri, who has been spending several days here, leaves for his home Monday."
p. 3:3 (Meagsville). Sept. 2. "Bro. Marion Harris preached at this place Sunday on his 59 birthday."
Saturday, September 21, 1907
p. 2:1 (Local Items). "T. J. Williams left Sunday for Pearce, Mo., where he will visit his brother, James Williams.
G. R. Loftis and family, of Texola, I. T., is visiting Mrs. L's father, U. H. W. Fox, of Route 3. This is their first visit to their old home in seventeen years.
Mrs. C. C. Wade, who has been spending the summer with her parents, R. V. Brooks and wife at Rough Point, was in Gainesboro Thursday en route to her home in Texas.
Miss Lera Hall, who has been visiting her uncle, N. M. McCoin and family, of near Whitleyville, for several weeks, returned to her home in Hopkinsville, Ky., Monday.
Miss Sallie B. Haile, of Flynns Lick, Tenn., and Mr. Porter Mote, of Linden, Fla., were married at Sumterville, Fla., Sunday Sept. 15th. They will reside at Linden."
p. 3:3 (Free State). Sept. 16. "Tom Allen, wife and children, Alex and Mounce Smith were the guests of relatives in Kentucky the first of last week."
p. 3:5 (Cookeville Route 3). Sept. 17. "Polk and Willie West will be at home next week from Atlanta, Georgia."
Saturday, September 28, 1907
p. 2:1 (Local Items). "Miss Minnie Reeves left last Saturday for Texas, where she will spend the winter with her brothers.
Mrs. T. M. Gailbreath left Saturday for several points in Texas where she will visit relatives.
Mrs. M. S. Jacquess, of Texola, Okla., who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Jackson, of near Clenny, for the past three weeks returned home Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Harper, of Mean, Tex., are visiting relatives here this week.
Will Denton, of Texas, was in Gainesboro Wednesday en route to Meagsville, where is visiting Marion Harris and family."
p. 3:5 (Parmer). Sept. 23. "Mrs Emily Richardson died at her home Saturday after an illness of about two years, during which time she has rarely left her bed. She leaves five children to mourn her death. . . ."
p. 3:5 (Lorenzo). Sept. 23. "Bill Hensley and wife left Monday for Nashville where they will spend several days with sister [sic], Mrs Arch Martin, of Kentucky.
The 'Death Angel' visited the home of John Gentry and wife Monday night and claimed for its own their little infant. . . ."
p. 3:5 (Meagsville). Sept. 23. "News came to this place Saturday that Mrs Emeline Richardson died Friday at her home near pharris Chapel. She had been sick two years. She leaves a number of children without father or mother, to mourn her death. . . ."
Note: issue of October 5, 1907 is missing.
Saturday, October 12, 1907
p. 1:3 (Has Not Forgotten the Land of Birth). "MERCED, Cal., Sept. 27 -- In honor of the Home-Coming celebration in Nashville, and out of deference to the beautiful invitation received from our native State, we Tennesseans of this section of the State, met in this city on the evening of the 23d inst for a general Tennessee rally. . . . J. G. Montgomery, who was born and reared at Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tenn., was the speaker of the evening . . . [His speech is reproduced: mentions that he is a lawyer] . . .]
p. 2:1 (no heading; probably Local Items continuation). Mrs. T. M. Gailbreath has returned from a visit to Texas. She was called home by the illness of her daughter, Grace, who has the fever.
J. E. Gailbreath, of Route 1, has returned from Joplin, Mo., where he visited his daughter.
Lillard Hankins, of McKinze, Tex., has returned home after short visit with relatives here."
p. 2:3 (Local Items). "W. H. Denton, a Homecomer, left Wednesday for his home at Hartly, Texas. Mr. Denton was raised in Jackson County, but has been living in Texas a number of years.
G. P. Stone, of Clay County, spent Tuesday night in Gainesboro. He was enroute to Texas, where he goes to locate."
p. 3:1 (Meagsville). Oct. 7. "Ina Murphy who has been visiting her parents at this place, left Saturday for Chicago, where she will make her home for a while."
p. 3:5 (Fort Blount). Oct. 9. "Seberry Pharris, of Sherman Texas, and Russell Canard, of Gainesboro, were in our midst last Thursday and Friday."
p. 3:6 (Ivy Gap). Oct. 7. "Mrs Eff Jackson died Monday, Sept. 28 of typhoid fever. She leaves a husband and several children, a mother, 3 brothers and one sister to mourn her death. . . .
Henry Vinson and wife passed through here last Saturday enroute to their home in White Co. They had been in Currey Chapel to attend the funeral of Mrs Wm Kirby, who died last Thursday of fever."
Saturday, October 19, 1907
p. 2:2 (Local Items). "Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Anderson and children left Monday for Pauls Valley, Okla., where Mrs. Anderson and children will visit her sister, Mrs. W. W. Robinson. Mr. Anderson will go on to Dexter, New Mexico, where he will probably purchase some land.
W. G. Sadler, who has been working in the oil fields near Coalinga, Cal., for several months came in Sunday. Several weeks ago he had the misfortune to have his leg broken, and not being able to get the proper attention there he decided to come home where he could get it.
G. C. Darwin died at the home of his son-in-law's, S. M. Brown at Flynns Lick last Saturday after a lingering illness of several weeks with bowel consumption. Mr. Darwin was a member of the Christian church, and his walks in life conformed to his profession. A wife and five children remain to mourn his death. His remains were interred in the Richmond cemetery on Flynns Creek Sunday evening, Bro. Pharris conducting the service. . . ."
p. 2:3 (Gainesboro Route 1). Oct. 14. "Mrs Mathew Tayes arrived here Friday from Millville, Ark."
p. 2:3 (Granville). Oct. 14. "Mrs Craik [sic] Jackson and little daughter Helen Page, are visiting relatives at Frankfort, Ky."
p. 3:1 (Free State). Oct. 14. "Jim Draper, of Texas, was the guest of J T Draper and wife the first of last week."
Saturday, October 26, 1907
p. 2:1 (Card of Thanks). To the people of Gainesboro for kindness "during the long illness and recent death of my wife." W. W. Draper.
p. 2:2 (Local Items). "Rev. and Mrs. Landon Jackson, of Ocean Side, Cal., are visiting Bro. Jackson's parents, E. L. Jackson and wife, of Route 3.
B. T. Gailbreath and Edgar Kirkpatrick left the first of the week for Coalinga, Cal., where they will work in the oil fields.
John H. Stafford, Jr., who has been spending the past week with his family on Route 1, will return to Ft. Payne, Ala., to-day, Saturday.
James Washburn, of Marion, Ill., is visiting his brother, L Washburn this week.
Mr. T. G. Settle, wife and baby attended the funeral of his sister, Mrs. W. W. Draper here Saturday."
p. 2:3 (Mrs. Emily Settle Draper). "Mrs. Emily Settle Draper, died at her residence in Gainesboro Oct. 18, 1907 at 8 o'clock P.M., aged 45 years, 9 months and 4 days.
Mrs. Draper was born Jan. 14, 1862 and lived all her life in Gainesboro. She was the daughter of T. G. and Mary T. Settles, both of whom died several years ago. She was married to W. W. Draper Nov. 8, 1883.
She joined the Christian church at Gainesboro, under the ministry of Elder Smithson, the blind evangelist, in Aug. 1879, removed her membership with her husband to the M. E. church at Gainesboro August 1897.
She leaves a husband and five children; Geo. G., R. Garland, Mary T., James T., and Lucy Kavauagh [sic]. 4 brothers survive her, Haskell, Marlin, and Glen B. Settle, residing in Gainesboro, and T. G. Settle, of the Cookeville Mountaineer.
Mrs. Draper had been in bad health for 10 years, but bore it with great patience and resignation. . . .
Funeral service was held at the Christian church, Saturday at 2 p.m., Bro. Benton Draper conducting the services, after which her remains were intered in the Gainesboro cemetery. . . ."
p. 2:4 (Hamleton's Branch). Oct. 29. "The Little infant of Herbert Barns and wife died Monday night. It had been sick for some time. . . .
G M Flynn and daughter left Wednesday for Nashville, where they will spend a few days with friends and then go on to Onlaska, Ark., where they will spend about three weeks."
p. 3:1 (Granville). Oct. 21. "Ernest Tittle and family has returned from Grape Vine, Texas, where they have been for several months."
p. 3:3 (Parmer). Oct. 21. "Henry Garrette and wife are visiting relatives in Clay County and Kentucky this week."
p. 3:5 (Gainesboro Route 1). Oct. 21. "On Saturday at 12-O'clock the death angle visited the home of Mrs Mathew Tonys, and called a way her darling little baby, the deceased was laid to rest in the Way cemetery.
Albert Masters, of New Port, Ark., who has been visiting relatives here has returned home accompanied by his grand mother.
The little infant of Frank Mabry and wife died Wednesday and was burried Thursday. . . .
John Stafford Jr. has returned from Ala."
p. 3:6 (Rough Point). "Mary Etherage, of Cub Creek, died the 14th and was burried 15th. Funeral services were conducted by Bro J T Draper.
Will Sadler has returned from California."
Saturday, November 2, 1907
p. 2:1 (Free State). "Alex and Mounce Smith left here today; Monday, for Calingo, Cal., where they will spend several months.
Auville and Martin Lawless left last week for California."
p. 2:2 (Local Items). "Mr. and Mrs. John Eagle, of Sparta, were the guests of Clay Reeves and family Thursday. They were en route home from a visit to relatives in Ky.
L. K. Smith returned to his home in Carrollton, Ga., Tuesday, after visit of several days with relatives and friends here. Mr. Smith who is general manager of the Georgia Division of the Gainesboro Telephone Co., reported business on a boom with them.
Mrs. Julia Brown, of Meagsville, was in Gainesboro Monday en route home from Onalaska, Ark., where she has been for several weeks."
p. 3:3 (Parmer). "Henry Garrette and wife have returned from an extended visit with relatives and friends in Clay County and Ky."
p. 3:6 (Granville). "Mrs Felie Dixon, of Texas, is visiting her sister, Mrs Tom Aargis at this writing."
Note: issue missing for November 9, 1907.
Saturday, November 16, 1907
p. 1:3 (Murder in Second Degree. Twenty Years in Penn. Failure to swear the jury rendered verdict null and void.). "The jury in the case of Dave Frizzell, who was tried for the murder of U. T. Spurlock handed in their verdict Tuesday morning of guilt of murder in the second degree, and fixed his punishment at twenty years in the penitentiary, which is the limit.
This case has been watched with much interest, and the failure to swear the jury, causing the verdict to be null and void, is much to be regreted. We are all likely to, and do make mistakes, but in this case it is a costly and a great one, but no one is really to blame. It was only an oversight on the part of the Attorney General, an the blame should not be laid on him.
The jury was made up Thursday evening at 3 o'clock and immediately after the witnesses in the case were called, sworn and but under rule. During this time the swearing of the jury was forgotten and the trial began. The state believing, and the jurymen acting just the same as if they had been sworn. The lawyers on the defense knew the error that had been made, but as they looked at it, it was not their duty to point out the error. They could have informed the court of the error and saved state and county several hundred dollars.
Before the trial began the state was somewhat in the dark as to what line of self-defence Frizzell would present, but was prepared for any that he might put up. His statement on the witness stand was, that on the day of the killing, Mr. Spurlock came passed where he lived, and endeavored to raise a fuss with him (Frizzel) about some pasture land he had rented from Spurlock. Frizzell was in his crib at the time Spurlock came up and [torn] advanced drew a knife. When [torn] reached the crib Frizzell ju[torn] and at the same time pushed [torn] aside but not quick enough to g[torn] Spurlock's way who cut him in the b[torn]. He ran to the house and secured a gun but with the intention of only using it if it became necessary. After the securing the gun he step out on his front porch and as he did Spurlock threw a rock at him, it just barely missed his head, he was in the act of throwing another rock when he shot him.
The state tore this plea of self-defence to pieces, as the verdict of the jury shows. Six of the jury were for murder in the first degree and six for murder in the second degree, but to prevent a hung jury they compromised on the verdict rendered.
The case was continued until March term of Criminal Court."
p. 2:1 (Priest Valley, Cal.). Dated Nov. 11. Letter from Bob Lyon refers to "my Dear old Tennessee friends." ". . . Boys a few months ago I left the dearest place of all, home, and I left one of the dearest states of all, Tenn.
I am now located at Priest Valley, California, and this is a good country and is inhabited by some good people. . . .
. . . I am twenty miles from the coast, back in the Coast Range mountains. Me and my companion Little Billie Allen, when night overtakes us pitches our tent and unrolls our little bed and there slumbers for the night. We were at first bothered by the barking of the Coyote and the roar of the Mountain Lion, we would some times be lying in our little bed in a kind of a sooze [sic] with our revolvers by our side and at other times we are found sitting on the side of our bed with our hair standing straight and our revolvers in our hands.
[Continues with lively description of California experience.]
Pasco Swearingen says 'Deliver me from California, carry me back to Tenn. and giveth me a Tennessee girl.'
Billy Allen says, 'boys if you want to use the pick and shovel come to Cal. . . .'
I would like to read letters in the Sentinel from all the correspondents, especially from Marengo, as I have a brother teaching school and more special friends in that vicinity. . . ."
p. 2:5 (Granville). Dated Nov. 11. "Mrs Alex Price died at her home last Thursday and was burried Saturday in Browns Bend."
p. 2:6 (Meagsville). Dated Nov. 10. "Sim Maton, who has been visiting here for the past two weeks, left Saturday for Hopkinsville, Ky., where he will make his home."
p. 2:6 (Gainesboro Route 1). Dated Nov. 11. "Bro Hyram Pharris has returned from Albany, Ky."
Saturday, November 23, 1907
p. 2:2 (Local Items). "Mr. L. B. Anderson and family have returned from and visit to Pauls Valley Okla., where they were the guests of Mrs. A's sister, Mrs. W. W. Robinson."
p. 2:3 (Rough Point). Dated Nov. 20. "Bill West died at his home the 9th and was burried the 10th. He leaves a wife and 3 children. . . .
Clarence Holman, W. W. Wilson and Martin Rsy [sic] left the 7th for the oil fields in Cal."
p. 3:3 (Granville). Dated Nov. 18. "H S Hargis and wife, of Cookeville, attended the funeral of Mrs R P Maddux Wednesday.
Mrs Etta Maddux, wife of R P Maddux, died at Nashville Nov. 11. Her remains were brought here and laid to rest in the old family graveyard near this place.
She had been there at the Hospital since June the 5th. She was 47 years old. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. Ford, Horn and Ensor. Mrs Maddux was a member of the M E church and lived a consistent christian life, and was loved by all who knew her. She leaves a husband 4 children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death. . . ."
p. 3:5 (Whites Bend). Dated Nov. 19. "Nancy Young, who has been sick for some time, died last Monday and was burried Tuesday.
Eliza Mabry, who died at Cookeville last Thursday night was brought to this place Friday and carried to Forkum and burried Saturday."
p. 3:5 (Meagsville). Dated Nov. 18. "The death angle visited our midst Thursday and claimed the little daughter Bud Buck and wife. . . . She was only sick two days.
The death angle also visited the home of Marion Murphy and wife and claimed their darling babe. . . ."
p. 3:6 (Gainesboro Route 1). Dated Nov. 18. "The death angle visited the home of Jim Hamlet and wife Sunday and called away their darling little baby. The remains were laid to rest in the Pharris Cemetry Monday."
Note: issue for November 30 is missing.
Saturday, December 7, 1907
p. 2:2 (Local Items). "Dr. V. L. Shepard who has been here for several months doing dental work, returned to his home in Providence, Ky., Sunday.
Luke Dennis, who has been in Okla. for several months came in Friday to spend the holidays with his parents, W. M. Dennis and wife.
[m lic issued in Nov for James Thaxton to Lucy Way.]
Mrs. H. R. Richmond and children, who have been spending several months with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. S. B. Fowler, left Sunday for Ft. Riley, Kan., where she join her husband, Capt. H. R. Richmond."
p. 2:3 (Stone). Dated Dec. 2. "Mr. Grady Outin, who is visiting relatives and friends at this place, will leave this week for his home at Princton, Ky."
p. 3:3 (Free State). Dated Dec. 2. "The death angle has visited the home of W. T. Fuquay and wife and called away their darling little babe . . ."
p. 3:5 Gainesboro Route 1. Says Jim Claxton and Lucy Way passed through enroute to Dudneys Hill.
p. 3:5 (Dycus). Dated Dec. 2. "The death angle visited Oddie Carver and wife Saturday night and called their sweet little baby to that home above."
p. 3:6 (Cookeville Route 3). Dated Dec. 2. "Mrs Wesley Mabry died last week, she leaves a husband, two children and many friends to mourn her death."
Saturday, December 14, 1907
p. 3:3 (Whitleyville). Dated Dec. 10. "Asop Brown and family returned from Ark. last week. They think they got enough Ark. to do them for a while.
Mack Hix and family returned from California last week, where they have been for the past three years."
p. 3:6 (Cookeville Route 3). Dated Dec. 9. "Mrs Letner died Saturday and was burried Sunday in the home cemetery."
Saturday, December 21, 1907
p. 2:1 (Local Items). "Mr. R. G. Gailbreath, of Carrollton, Ga., arrived here Tuesday, and will spend the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Gailbreath.
Miss Mattie Lytton Young, who has been teaching music at Tompkinsville, Ky., for several months, arrived home Thursday and will spend the holidays with her parents, N. B. Young and wife.
Mr. Eugene Tardy, of Vevay, Ind., arrived in Gainesboro Tuesday, and will spend several weeks here the guest of his sons, F. L. and E. W. Tardy.
H. L. McDearman has returned from Arkansas, where he has been looking after some timber land he has in the western part of the state."
p. 2:3 (Whitleyville). Dated Dec. 16. "Will Allen died last Wednesday with pneumonia fever."
p. 2:4 (Child Fatally Burned. Mother Painfully Injured Attempting to Save Child at Cookeville.) "COOKEVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 17. -- The 3-year-old son of Judge D. L. Lansden, of this place, was so badly burned this afternoon that he died [faded] hours. He was playing near a [faded] grate about 5 o'clock, when his clothes caught fire. His mother attempted to smother the flames with her skirts, and was herself rather badly but not seriously burned. The child died at 7:30 o'clock. . . ."
p. 3:5 (Cookeville Route 3). Dec. 16. "Mrs D L Ray, of Oklahoma, visited her sister, Mrs S D Carrington last week."
No paper issued for December 28, 1907.
Saturday, January 4, 1908
p. 2:1 (Local Items). "R. J. Gailbreath returned to Carrollton, Ga., Saturday, after spending the holidays here with his parents, W. M. Gailbreath and wife."
p. 2:6 (Moss). "We regret to announce the death of Augustus Pitcock of route 2, which occurred Dec. 16th."
p. 3:1 (Frederick, Okla.). Letter from A. F. Bybee: ". . . Five months ago to day we bid farewell to all, and started to the west to try to better our selves. We arrived at Frederick the 31st of July, where we met about a dozen of our relatives and friends at the depot . . ."
p. 3:5 (Meagsville). "Luke Moss and wife, of Ark., are visiting their parents O S Moss and family."
NOTE: ISSUES OF JANUARY 11 and 18 ARE MISSING.
January 25, 1908
p. 2:1 (Local Items). "Mrs. R. V. Brooks, of Rough Point, and daughter, Mrs. C. C. Wade, of Texas, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Draper Monday."
p. 2:2 (Meagsville). "Luke Moss, wife and little son left here Monday for their home in Hopkinsville, Ky., after spending a few weeks with their parents.
Kate Moss left here Monday to visit her brother, Luke at Hopkinsville, Ky.
John and Dea Warren, of Hopkinsville, Ky., are visiting their brother, Will Warren, at this place this week.
Jerry and Rilda Carmack attended the burial of Joe Richardson, who died Sunday and was burried to day at Flynn graveyard."
p. 2:3 (Pacific). "Brena Stafford's baby died Saturday and was laid to rest Monday."
p. 3:1 (Free State). "Athe Draper and wife have returned from Texas, and will make their future home in Free State."
p. 3:3 (Cookeville Route 7). "Bob Lynn has returned from California, and being ask [sic] by a friend, if he was going back, he replied, 'there is no place like home and old Tenn.'"
p. 3:4 (El Pardo). "Mr. Burton, of Kentucky, passed through this place one day last week enroute home.
The infant of Jack Harris and wife was burried near this place Sunday.
Joe Richardson died Sunday and was burried at the old Antioch grave yard Monday. He was about 50 years old. His mother was burried one day last week at the same graveyard, age about 80."
February 1, 1908
p. 1:5 (Local Items). "Carlos and Walter Reeves who have been working in the oil fields at Coalinga, Cal., for several years will return to Gainesboro in the spring. They have purchased the property where J. E. Stafford now lives from Clay Reeves.
W. D. G. Carnies, who formerly lived in Gainesboro and is well known by our citizens died at his home in Thorp Springs, Tex., January 21 aged 73. . . ."
p. 2:2 (Mrs. Poley Lawson). "Our friend had reached the bounds of man's appointed time, . . . but there is solace in the thought that her death was in season. . . ." Mrs. M. J. Denton.
p. 3:4 (Gainesboro Route 1). "Jim Harley, of Mo., is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Billie Gentry, and other relatives here.
Many friends of Henry Haile were sorrow [sic] to know of his death."
p. 3:5 (El Pardo). "Ella Cox the little daughter of John Cox and wife died last Tuesday morning.
Charley Taylor's, two months old, baby died Sunday."
p. 3:5 (Free State). "Jim Looper, wife and children, who have been visiting friends and relatives here have returned to their home in Oklahoma."
February 8, 1908
p. 2:1 (Local Items). "Mrs. M. S. Pate, of North McAlister, Okla., was the guest of Gainesboro friends the first of week. Mrs. Pate will visit here son, M. E. Pate, of Flynns Lick, several weeks before returning home.
Miss Minnie Reeves, who has been visiting relatives in Texas for several months, returned Wednesday."
p. 2:2 (J. P. Loftis). "It is with sorrow that we note the death of John Preston Loftis, a brother of our townsman David Loftis, who died at the home of his son's, W. D. Loftis at Roggers, Bell County, Texas, January 29, 1908, at the age of 79 years and 22 days, having been born January [faded] 1829 in Jackson County, Tenn. He lived here until about the year 1850 or 5[faded] when he left his native home and went to Benburin County, Arkansas, when quite a young man. About year 18[faded] or 54 he married Miss Johanna Clifton of that place, to which union five children were born, three boys and two girls, all of whom are still living, so far as [faded] know, his wife having died several years ago. He afterwards married again, to who I don't remember, if I ever knew, who also is dead. Don't think he has any children living by his last wife.
In 1871 he and his family came to this county on a visit to see his father, mother, brothers and sisters, all of whom were then living. They remained until the 10th of October 1872 when he left and went back to Arkansas. After the death of his first wife he moved to Texas, and in which state he has lived at various places for several years, finally locating at Roggers, Bell County, at which place his youngest brother, J. H. Loftis died Dec. 9, 1898.
The family from which Mr. Loftis came is one of the oldest in Jackson County, having been identified with its interest and connected with its history ever since the foundation of the county. He was a noble citizen, a good and dutiful husband, a kind and loving father and strict Christian, having identified himself with the church of Christ when quite a young man, and always seemed to try to live according to the teaching of the Bible.
'The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, let his will be done not our.' Henry P. Loftis.
p. 3:1 (Gainesboro Route 1). "D D Allen has returned to from [sic] California.
Paylo Pharris, the little son of G W Pharris, who died in Missippi [sic] Jan. 27, was brought to Tennessee and buried in the Pharris cemetery the 30th, funeral services were conducted by Bro H Pharris. . . .
B M and Nathan Pharris, of Missippi [sic], are visiting friends and relatives at this place."
p. 3:4 (Sirena). "The little infant of Marion Allen and wife died Monday and was burried Tuesday in the Dodson Branch cemetery."
p. 3:6 (Free State). "Willie Dudney left Thursday for California.
Martin Lawless has returned from California."
p. 3:6 (Clenny). "Five deaths in the last week. Dillard Anderson's 10 month's old child of measles, also S C Fox's 2-year old boy of measles. Mrs Evaline Fox and infant child. Aunt Nancy Kirby, who was 89 years 7 months old. Lots of measles still more deaths expected at any time.
G W Jaquess, of Cookeville Route 4, attended the funeral of Evaline Fox here Sunday. Which was conducted by J W Fox."
February 15, 1908
p. 2:1 (Local Items). "Henry Carter, of Atlanta, Ga., who is visiting his parents, J. W. Carter and wife, of Granville, was in Gainesboro Sunday and Monday. Henry has charge of an engine with the Atlanta fire department, which is a paying job."
Note: reference to a murder trial in Cookeville. Murder of Chalmers Vestal. p. 2:1.
p. 3:1 (El Pardo). "Mrs. J B Philipps is selling out to go to Okla."
p. 3:4 (Fort Blount). "Martin Shoemake left last Tuesday, for Hickman, Ky., where he will make his future home."
p. 3:5 (Hensley Creek). "Mr. Williams, of Celina, attended the funeral of his son-in-law, George Gillpatrick, who died Wednesday."
p. 3:6 (Haydensburg). "On last Wednesday morning Betford Davenport, son of Miles Davenport, was accidentally hurt by a tree falling on him. He died Sunday morning."
February 29, 1908
p. 3:1 (Marengo). "Mrs. Dock Masters died Sunday at 12 o'clock and was burried at New Hope."
p. 3:2 (Parmer). "Willie Phillips left for Arkansas and California Friday."
p. 3:3 (Pharris Chaple). "George Anderson left for California Friday."
p. 3:4 (St. Luke). "J M Carrington lost his mare recently by being hurt by his mule. That makes two mares one cow and one of his son's that the mule has killed."
p. 3:6 (El Pardo). "Mrs Mary Masters died Sunday leaving a husband and seven little children to mourn her death."
March 7, 1908
p. 2:3 (Noah and Vinie Jones arrested Charged with the Poising [sic] of Geo. Gilpatrick). "One of the most sensational crimes in the history of Jackson county, was brought to light Thursday, when a warrant was sworn out for the arrest of Noah and Vinie Jones, of Rough Point, charging them with the crime of poising George Gilpatrick, the deceased husband of Mrs. Jones.
The facts in the case are merger, as those knowing them are forbidden to give them out, but from what we can learn they are about as follows:
About the first of January, this year, Mr. Gilpatrick had some teeth extracted and in treating them his mouth was salivated. After this he complained of pains in his stomach, which would get better and then worse. He died Feb. 5th, and about 2 weeks afterwards his wife married Noah Jones with whom she had become very intimate before her husband's death.
The death of Mr. Gilpatrick seemed to be unnatural, and the circumstances surrounding his death pointed to foul play from the hands of some one, and when the grand juror [sic] met this week, F. M. Gilpatrick, brother of the deceased, appeared before the juror and requested an investigation. An inquest was ordered, and on Thursday morning the body of Mr. Gilpatrick was taken up and his stomach removed by Drs. Fowler, Quarles, and Reeves. On examination it was discovered that his stomach contained a large amount of poision. The stomach is preserved and we understand will be taken to Nashville for further examination.
Jones and wife were arrested Thursday night at their home at Rough Point by deputy Sheriffs Robers and Flynn. Jones was brought to town, but his wife refused come [sic], and by the order of the Attorney General was allowed to remain at home until Friday morning, when she was brough in. The deny the charged [sic] and say they are innocent. . . ." [Note: The charges were later dismissed. Gainesboro Sentinel, July 11, 1908.]
p. 2:4 (Pippin). "B F Parter is selling out to go to Ill."
p. 2:4 (Cookeville Route 3). "John Lane and family, of Gorec?, Tex., have moved back to their old home in Tennessee."
p. 2:5 (Cookeville Route 3). "Uncle Ike Hix died last Saturday and was burried at Dodson branch last Sunday.
Mrs John Lane was found dead at her daughters, Mrs H C Gentry's at Dodson Branch. Mrs Lane was burried at the Spring Creek cemetery Sunday.
John Lane and family arrived here on the 23 of Feb., from Goree, Texas, and his wife only lived 6 days.
Mrs. John Judd was burried at the Smith Chapel cemetry Saturday."
p. 3:2 (Haydensburg). "Byrd Stone left Sunday for California, may success follow him."
p. 3:3 (Clenny). "Latie Mabry is selling out to go to Oklahoma."
p. 3:4 (Whitleyville). "Ben Smith died at North Springs Friday. He got hurt at the handle factory Friday morning and died that night. He leaves a wife and several children."
p. 3:5 (Gainesboro Route 1). "Mrs. Jessie Steakley, of Kentucky, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Netherton at this writing."
p. 3:6 (Pharris Chaple). "Radford Speakman left Saturday for California, we wish him much success in his new home."
March 21, 1908
p. 3:1 (Parmer). "Labon Mabry and wife and Labon Gentry attended the burrial of Mrs. Hardy Cook in Whites Bend Friday."
p. 3:4 (Haydensburg). "R H Webb and wife Zina Webb and wife attended the burrial of Haywood Gaines' child on Cub Creek Sunday."
p. 3:5 (El Pardo). "The three year old daughter of Sam Young and wife died one day last week and was burried at the New Hope cemetery."
March 28, 1908
p. 2:3 (Local Items). "Mrs. B. S. Minor received the sad news Monday morning of the death of her neice, Miss Nardie Lowry at her home in Celina. Miss Lowry had been lingering several months with the dread disease consumption. She has many friends here who will feel deeply her death. Mrs. Minor and children attended the funeral Tuesday."
p. 3:1 (El Pardo). "Charley Taylor and Asberry Johnson are gonig to California in a few days.
Antha Phipps and children left here Friday to join her husband in Balls Valley Okla."
p. 3:3 (Gainesboro Route 1). "Jim Harley, of Missouri, who has been visiting friends and relatives here the past month, is preparing to return home."
p. 3:3 (Gainesboro Route 1). "Jim Hopkins and Jodie West left for California this morning."
p. 3:3 (Clenny). "L O Mabry and family left for Okla. Saturday."
p. 3:5 (Cub Creek). "Palo Wilson, of Texas, is here at present.
Kirk James and family, of Texas, spent Saturday with Wade Long and family.
Frank Denton, of Rough Point, died Saturday and was burried Sunday.
Last Friday the death angle visited the home of Haywood Gaines and wife and claimed for it's own, their little son Johnie . . . His remains were carried to the church house Sunday where funeral services was conducted by J A Craighead, after which he was gently laid to rest in the Cub Creek graveyard."
p. 3:6 (Haydensburg). "Several from Dycus attended the burial of Mrs. Mary Jenkins."
p. 3:6 (A Good Woman Gone). "On March 20, Mrs Mary Jenkins, wife of Retford Jenkins, departed this life leaving a husband and two children, and many friends to mourn her death, age 28 years. . . ." A Friend.
April 4, 1908
p. 2:2 (Dudneys Hill). "Joda West left Saturday for Coalingo California."
p. 2:3 (Local Items). "W. G. Sadler, Luke Dennis and Hershel Gaw left Monday for Coalinga, Cal., seek employment. There is about thirty Jackson County boys located at Coalinga, and they all have good jobs and are well paid for their work.
John M. Hestand, who has been visiting his parents, A. M. Hestand and wife, of Route 2, returned to his home at Paducah, Ky., Monday."
p. 3:1 (Nameless). "The death angle visited the home of Mack Billingsley and wife Friday and claimed for its own their darling little son. . . ."
p. 3:3 (Pharris Chaple). "John Hestand, of Paducah, Ky., is visiting relatives here."
p. 3:5 (Buck Branch). "Mrs Setha Hunter died at her home Saturday evening, she leaves a husband and eight children, one brother and one sister to mourn her death. . . ."
April 11, 1908
p. 2:4 (Flynns Lick). "Dottie May, daughter of Mrs Dona Gailbreath, who was visiting her aunt, at Linden, Fla., died March 29, from burns sustained on March 26. The details of the sad tragedy are not yet known. . . ."
p. 3:6 (Free State). "Bettie Stafford and little daughter have returned from Ark., and are visiting her father."
April 18, 1908
p. 3:3 (Cookeville Route 3). "Jim Greenwood died last Sunday with consumption, and was burried at West school house Tuesday."
p. 3:5 (El Pardo). "Sam Johnson is preparing to go to California."
April 25, 1908
p. 2:4 (Flynns Lick). "Mrs Dona Gailbreath and children who recently went to Linden, Florida, to attend Dottie May, who was buried March 26, returned Thursday."
p. 3:1 (Corrinth). "Jim Childers returned from Cal., and reported hard times."
p. 3:3 (El Pardo). "Charley Taylor, Sam Johnson, Asbery Johnson and John Barlow left for Cal. Thursday."
p. 3:5 (Stone). "Fate Sutton and family returned from Oklahoma."
p. 3:5 (Free State). "Bettie Stafford left this morning for her home near Maduke, Ark."
May 2, 1908
p. 2:3 (no heading). "Jace Stafford, who has been at Coalinga, Cal., for the past eighteen months arrived home Monday, and will visit his parents for several weeks."
p. 2:3 (In Memory). "Sunday morning March 29, 1908, the pure spirit of Little Dottie Mai Gailbreath went back to God who gave it. She was born at Flynns Lick, Tennessee Oct. 20, 1899, and departed this life at Linden, Florida. She was the daughter of the late T. C. and Dona Gailbreath and granddaughter of M. D. Haile. At this early age she was a true Christian, and always said 'I belong to the Methodist Church,' . . .
Funeral services were held from the M. E. Church by Rev. M. I. McCond, of Webster, Fla. 'Near My God to The' and 'Meet Me There,' favorites of Little Dottie, were rendered by the choir, and in a little white casket, in a flower bedecked grave, . . . the little body was laid to rest . . .
How our own crushed and bleeding hearts aches for the mother, sister and the dear little brothers, who came all the way from Tennessee, and all we could show them was a little mound covered with flowers with the inscription 'gone home,' . . .
For one brief year the little beloved lady was idelized in my heart and home, Dottie Mai and I were visiting her aunt Kate when the end came . . ." Mrs. Annie Haile Polk.
p. 2:5 (El Pardo). "Old Uncle Frank Phillips was found dead one day last week he went to mill and died on his way home, and his wife found him the next day the doctor said it was heart trouble."
p. 3:4 (Rogersville, Mo.). Letter from W. C. Chaffin. ". . . Uncle Ben Dentist is very low at this writing."
p. 3:6 (Gladdico). "Mrs Mack Sloan died Monday.
Fealie Dixon and wife, of Texas, spent this week with his father, Mont Dixon."
May 9, 1908
p. 2:4 (Dr. F. M. Putty). "Mrs. W. M. Gailbreath received a letter from her sister, Mrs. Apple, in Dallis, Texas, stating that her brother, Dr. F. M. Putty died at his home in Amorilla, Texas, on the 26th of April at 8 oclock a.m., of paralysis. He was partialy paralized about 18 month ago, but had been gradually improving all along untill his folks and friends had hopes of his final recovery, but on Sunday evening April 25th the disease returned in a much more violent form effecting the entire body and he lived untill next morning. His remains were taken to Collin County, Tex, where his father and mother spent the last few years of their lives,and was burried in Cottage Hill Cemetery.
Dr. Putty was born and raised in Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tenn. . . .
Dr. Putty was born Sept. 26 1849. He was member of the Christian church and a mason.
He leaves, to mourn his death, three sisters in Dallis, Texas; Mrs Tennie Apple, Mrs. Sarah Cox and Mrs Maggie Honstable; one sister, Mrs. Martha Jackson, of Gallatin, Tenn., and his sister, Mrs. Gailbreath, of Gainesboro, and a host of relatives in Jackson County, Tenn. . . .
p. 3:3 (Cookeville Route 3). "Nannie Mabry died Thursday and was berried at Dodson Branch Friday, age about 40 years. Rev M W Swearingin conducted the funeral exercise. She leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her death."
p. 3:5 (Fort Blount). "Death visited our community Wednesday and claimed for its victim Miss Nannie Mabry, the bereaved ones have our sympathy."
May 16, 1908
p. 3:3 (El Pardo). "Charley Taylor writes back from Cal. for the boys all to stay in old Tennessee, he says his hounds gets better fare at home than he gets in Cal."
p. 3:6 (Mrs. Elizabeth Pharris). "Mrs Elizabeth Pharris died May 5th, at 3 p.m. 1908 at the home of her eldest daughter, Amanda Master's, near Newport, Ark., of paralisis. Age 81 years, 6 mo. 22 da.
She survived my father 50 years; After her children were grown and married she broke up keeping house, and has most of the time lived with me, but during this time made several trips to the west to visit her children; and last October she went to her daughters in Ark., and was never well after this; but the sickness from which she did not survive, was from Saturday (2) to Tuesday. She leaves two daughters, Amanda Masters, Newport, Ark., and N J Mausell, Bynam, Texas, and myself to mourn the loss of our dear mother.
She had been a church member a long time." Hiram Pharris.
May 23, 1908
p. 2:3 (no heading). "The many friends of Frank Beck, of Nashville, formerly of Gainesboro, were pained to hear of his death which occurred in Nashville last Saturday. Mr. Beck was born and raised near Gainesboro and has many friends here. He was a member of the P. J. Tinsley Millenery Co."
p. 2:4 (Mrs. Nancy J. Cox). "Mrs. Nancy J. Cox died at her home in Algood, May 15. Aged 73 years and 5 months. Her body was buried in the Gainesboro cemetery Saturday, by the side of her husband Capt. R. A. Cox, who died February 18, 1892.
Mrs. Cox was born and raised in Gainesboro, but for the past ten years has made her home at Algood with her daughter Mrs. Epperson. . . .
Mrs. Cox took sick in February 1907 and since that time had been in her bed most of the time until death relieved her of all suffering.
The remains were accompanied from Algood by, Mr. and Mrs. Jno A. Epperson and two children, Mrs. Lucas, J. N. Cox, C. H. Breckman, T. D. Ford, Mrs. Nan Ford Ranchfuss, Mrs. Mattie Northen, of Leabanon, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Powell, of Nashville.
The honorary pallbearers were, J. A. Williams, Dr. S. B. Fowler, W. M. Gailbreath, W. W. Draper, J. M. Morgan, sr, and N. B. Young; active pallbearers, C. H. Breckman, S. A. Pewell, W. H. Settle, J. E. Stafford, B. L. Quarles, and H. R. Anderson.
Mrs. Cox leaves three children, Mrs. Cora Lucas, of Laurens S.C.; Mrs. Clara Epperson, Algood, and J. N. Cox, Sparta.
A large number of Mrs. Cox's old friends from over the county attended the funeral services which were conducted by, Eld. J. T. Draper at the Christian church. Among them were B. J. Franklin and wife, Mrs. Eliza Draper, Charles Hopkins, and Marlen Haile."
p. 2:4 (no heading). "W G Sadler returned Mnday night from California. We are glad to have 'Bill' back with us again."
p. 3:1 (Free State). "Martin Lawless has returned from California."
p. 3:5 (Cookeville Route 3). "Armal Gaw's little infant died last week and was burried at the Barn's grave yard."
p. 3:6 (Big Bottom). "Sallie Cherry the 13 year old daughter of John Cherry died Wednesday. Her remains were laid to rest Friday morning."
May 30, 1908
p. 2:1 (no heading). "The sad intelligence of the death of Miss Mary Montgomery at her home in Sparta Wednesday night, was received by Gainesboro relatives early Thursday morning. Although her death was expected at any time, it was a shock to our citizens, and our hearts go out in sympathy to the bereaved ones. Her remains will be brought here and interred in the cemetery Friday, May 29."
p. 3:4 (El Pardo). "T J Wright died one day last week."
p. 3:6 (Big Bottom). "The death angel visited the home of John Cherry and wife May 19th and took from them their beloved daughter, Sallie. She was 13 years of age, and was of a kind and loving disposition. . . ."
June 6, 1908
p. 2:3 (Mrs. Nan J. Cox). ". . . When the news came last Friday that the soul of Mrs. Nan J. Cox had taken its flight at dawn, . . . many sorrowing friends bowed their heads and mingled tears of sympathy with the loved ones left . . .
Mrs. Cox was a native of Jackson County, a daughter of Esq. James Draper, of Flynn's Lick; she was born in December 1834 and died last Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John A. Epperson, in Algood.
She had been feeble for several months, but recently her health had improved and it was thought that she might be spared for many years. Just a week before death her strong constitution gave way under the severe physical suffering she endured . . .
Mrs. Cox was one of the pioneer women of this section of Tennessee, and had a part in its history. During the Civil war she was one of those true Southern souls who did much to encourage and aid those who wore the gray. Not only was she a sympathizer, but a heroic worker who went out and gathered up supplies, oftimes going up into Kentucky with an ox team, returning with rations and munitions. . . .
. . . She is one of first [sic] women the writer remembers, and her life and its examples are fresh in his memory.
Mrs. Cox is survived by Mrs. Cora Lucas, of Laurens, S.C., Mrs. J. A. Epperson, of Algood, and Jas. N. Cox, General Manager of the Gainesboro Telephone Co., of Sparta. Her husband, the late R. A. Cox, and the late Capt. Walton Smith, formed the first law partnership in Cookeville after the Civil War.
Her remains were taken to her old home in Gainesboro and there amid many flowers brought by loving friends laid to rest with husband and other kindred. . . ." Rutledge and Graeme Smith.
p. 2:3 (no heading). "Miss Mary Montgomery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Montgomery, died Wednesday night at 10:45 after a lingering illness of consumption, in her 19th year. She was a member of the Christian church and had suffered long . . . The body was taken Thursday to Gainesboro, her former home, for burial. --White County Favorite."
p. 2:3 (no heading). "Miss Mary Montgomery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Montgomery, died at their home in Sparta Wednesday night, aged 18 years, after a lingering illness of consumption. . . . The remains were taken to Gainesboro Thursday for interment.--Expositor."
p. 2:4 (Local Items). "Mrs. Winnie Jane Webb, wife of Dr. G. W. Webb died at her home near Lafayette Sunday, May 24, after a lingering illness of several months. Her remains were brother to Haydenburg, her former home, on Monday, and interred in the family cemetery, Bro. W. A. Carver, of Willette, conducting the funeral service."
p. 2:5 (Local Items). "Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Anderson, O. H. Anderson, Miss Mai Anderson and Miss Walker, of Sparta, attended the funeral of Miss Mary Montgomery here last Friday.
M. V. Montgomery, of Oneida, Tenn., spent several days in Gainesboro this week. He was called here on the sad mission of attending his sister's funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Montgomery returned to Sparta Thursday where they will spend a short time, after which they will return to Gainesboro to make their home.
The funeral of Miss Mary Montgomery was held at the Christian church last Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The service was conducted by Prof. S. H. Proffitt. Her remains were interred in cemetery adjoining the church.
The Oddfellows will hold decoration service at the graves of their brothers, S. E. Wilson and M. D. Gore Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m."
June 13, 1908
p. 2:2 (no heading). "DIED, on Sunday June 7, Lucindia Reeves (col) likely as old a darkey as there was in middle Tennessee. She was bought by C. E. Reeves, Sr., before the Civial war and remained in the family a faithful servant till the death of Mrs. C. E. Reeves which occured in 1898. Since that time she has made her home with Dr. C. E. Reeves. She was always a true faithful servant and when the negroes were freed she chose the remain [sic] with her former owners, and at their death her choice was to remain with their children. The last few years of Aunt Cindy owing to the one hundred or more years which she had seen come and pass to be numbered with the bygone days were spent in extreme decrepatude and almost total blindness."
p. 3:4 (Dycus). "Mrs Jossie Richardson, wife of Tob Richardson, died at her home near Highland Wednesday, June 3rd, after a lingering illness of several months. Her remains were carried to the family grave yard near home Friday morning, J O Ensor conducting the funeral services. She leaves a husband and two children, a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death.
Rev. John Ensor, wife and children have gone to Kansas where they will visit their mother."
June 20, 1908
p. 2:5 (Local Items). "Misses Eva Jarrett and Mayme O'Kelly, who been [sic] the pleasant guests of Miss Bertha Fowler of the past two weeks returned to their home at Aurora, Ill, Monday via Nashville and Evansville, Ind.
Mr. George Gentry died at his home on Route 2 Saturday and was burried Sunday near his home. Mr. Gentry was one of best [sic] citizens, and it is with much regret that we note his death. He was in the sunset of life, and his life had been a long and useful one. . . .
Miss Carahan died at home on Brimstone Monday after short illness of fever. Miss Carahan was taken sick while attending the Teachers Institute at Flynns Lock. She was carried home but did not rally and sloely [sic] sank until the end came. She was a bright and intelligent young lady . . ."
p. 3:4 (El Pardo). "Carl Burchett was sitting talking to his family the other day and he pitched out of his chair and was dead before they could raise him up."
p. 3:6 (Meagsville). "J T Swan and Martha Murphy attended the burrial of Mr. George Gentry."
June 27, 1908
p. 2:6 (Miss Essie Carnahan). "Miss Essie Carnahan was born on Oct. 3, 1888, and departed this life on June 16, 1908. She was baptized by Bro. Mack Moore, of Moss, Tenn., in the year 1905 . . ., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Carnahan, of Moss, Tenn., Route 1, Essie was taken sick with fever while attending the Jackson County Institute at Flynns Lick Tenn., by the advice of her physician was carried home where she lived only 12 days. Her Illness was severe and of short duration, and her death came unexpected to her many friends. . . ." One who loved her.
p. 3:5 (Parmer). "On Sunday morning June 14 death claimed for its own, Bro. George Gentry, who has been sick for over seven months. He was burried Sunday afternoon in the Loftis grave yard. He leaves a wife, one son and one daughter to mourn his death. . . ."
p. 3:6 (In Memory of Essie Carnahan). "Death visited the home of T. C. Carnahan and wife and taken from their daughter Essie.
Essie was just reaching womanhood, being 18 years of age. . . .
She confessed christ and was baptized under the preaching of Bro. Mc. D. Moore at Friendship in the fall of 1905. . . .
Her remains were laid to rest at the McGlasson grave-yard to await the reserection of the dead. . . ." A Friend.
July 4, 1908
p. 3:5 (El Pardo). "S L Johnson returned Saturday from California and Oklahoma, whre he has been visiting his children."
p. 3:5 (Pharris Chaple). "A M Hestand and wife, of Evansville, Ind., are visiting his parents, A M Hestand and wife of this place.
A M Hestand and wife of Indiana spent Sunday with his uncle, Josh Moss and wife."
July 11, 1908
p. 2:3 (In Memory of Little Clarence McMillon Spurlock). The death angle visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Spurlock, and claimed for its own, last Wednesday night, their little son, Clarence McMillon. Little Clarence was born May 1st 1907, and died July 1st 1908. He was burried at the family grave yard near New Salem. . . ." A Friend.
p. 2:2 (Highland) "The death angle [sic] visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Brown last week and took their baby boy."
p. 2:2 (Pharris Chaple). "A M Hestand Jr. and wife, who have been visiting their parents, A M Hestand and wife have returned to Evansville, Ind."
July 18, 1908
p. 2:2 (Local Items). "P. F. Vanhooser rural carrier on R. F. D. No. 3, visited relatives at Hopkinsville, Ky., last week.
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Butler and children, of Ft. Payne, Ala., are the guests of Mr. Butler's parents, M. G. Butler and wife."
p. 3:5 (Fort Blount). "Fernando Stidam left July 6th for Bonham, Texas, to make his future home."
p. 3:6 (Dycus). "J O Ensor has gone to Kansas."
p. 3:6 (Parmer). "The death angle visited the home of Beedy Casteel Saturday night and claimed for its own her daughter Miss Bertha. Bertha was taken sick last September . . .. She was burried Monday at the Casteel grave yard on Sugar creek."
July 25, 1908
p. 2:1 (Mrs. Ben Finn Found Dead). "Mrs. Ben Finn was found dead near her home in Free State late Tuesday evening by a neighbor who had gone to the spring for water. Her body was lie-ing in the branch near the spring with the face partly covered with water, and from all indications she had fell in the branch and drown. Mrs. Finn has been subject to fainting spells for some time and it is supposed that one of these spells come on her while she had gone to the spring for water, and she fell in branch drowning herself. The bucket she had brought with her was found in spring. Her husband had gone to Nashville, but not be [sic] located. Her two brothers, Tom and Cress Maynard, of Red Springs, were notified and they arrived Wednesday morning. Her remains were interred in the Herod cemetery on Jenning creek Wednesday. She leaves a husband, several children and relatives to mourn her death, to which we extend our deepest sympathy."
p. 2:2 (Local Items). "W. B. Butler, of Glasgow, Ky., was in Gainesboro Wednesday.
Geo. Stafford has returned from Coalinga, Cal., where he has been for several months.
S. G. Butler and family who have been visiting his parents here, returned to their home at Ft. Pain, Ala., Wednesday.
Marvin Chapman who has been at Cookeville for several weeks, left Wednesday for Stamford, Tex., where he will visit his brother, W. B. Chapman."
p. 3:3 (Brimstone). "Neliton and Frank Comer, of Boles, Ky., visited friends here Sunday."
p. 3:5 (Rough Point). "On last Tuesday night the death angle visited the home of Joean Long and carried a way her son E M Long. He left a mother, two brothers and many friends to grieve his departure.
Mrs. Zoner Jones died at her home at this place last Monday morning, and was burried Tuesday. She was a member of the Christian church, and was loved by every body. She leaves a husband and three little children, two brothers, two sisters and many friends to grieve her death." [Note: this entry is below a mark indicating that this edition contains two weeks' worth of items from Rough Point. Above the line is a notation that "Mrs Zona Jones is very low with fever."]
p. 3:6 (In Memorr [sic] of Ervin M. Long). "Ervin M. Long was born March 1st 1867, and died July 8th 1908. . . . Erve, (as we called him) is mised by all who knew him. He was sick but a short time, when the death angle winged her flight and took him home. . . . He leaves an aged mother, two brothers and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his death. His Brother."
p. 3:4 (Whitleyville Route 2). "Hettie Browning a very old and highly respected lady died July the 16th at the home of nephew, Ead Browning at Miles X Roads."
August 1, 1908
p. 2:2 (Local Items). "Mrs. E. W. Davis and two children, of Cave City, Ky., are visiting her parents, W. H. Settle and wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Morgan, of Ft Worth, Tex., Mr. and Mrs. Carl Morgan and daughter and A. J. Morgan and daughter, of Cookeville, were the guests of J. M. Morgan, Sr., and family, of Route 2, Friday and Saturday.
Miss Mayme Morgan, who has been the guest of Misses Sissie and Ella Morgan for several weeks, left Wednesday for Red Boiling Springs and Gamliela [sic], Ky., where she will visit friends.
James Mart, the fifteen months old son of James West and wife died Wednesday evening at six o'clock, at his parents home on Route 3. . . ."
p. 2:3 (In Memory Of). "W. W. Mitchell whose death has left an aching void in the hearts of a devoted wife, a little son, a father, mother, sister and a host of relatives and friends. Wade was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Mitchell of this place. He was born Dec. 13, 1876, and was married to Miss Mae Hamilton May 9, 1900. He was sick for several years, but at times was able to be out attending his business. The last few months of his life were spent in suffering untold agones but on April 20, 1908, 'Jesus touched him and he slept.' A few months before his death he was baptized by the Rev. W. B. Boyd . . .. With his dying head leaning on the breast of his father he said, 'Death is not very painful and I am going home.'" One Who Loved Him.
p. 2:5 (El Pardo). "Warren Lynn, of Kentucky, was here this week."
p. 2:5 (Indian Creek). "Wade Cassada and family, of Scottsville, Ky., are visiting at this place this week."
p. 3:5 (Parmer). "M F Cason, of Frederick, Oklahoma, are visiting relatives and friends at this place this week."
August 8, 1908
p. 3:3 (Indian Creek). "Wade Cassady and family have returned to their home at Scottsville, Ky., after a pleasant visit with friends and relatives.
Misses Verda and Lula Cassada the fair daughters of Wade Cassada made many warm friends at this place, who can never forget them."
August 15, 1908
p. 1:3 (Dr. Z. Samford Loftis). "Dr. Z. Samford Loftis, who visited his uncle, David Loftis and Dr. H. P. Loftis of this place last week, will leave for China the 15th of September, where the goes as a missionary.
Dr. Loftis is a son of James H. Loftis formerly of this county. His mother, Mrs. Nannie Noble now resides in Rogers, Tex. He will visit her en route to San Francisco. . . ."
p. 2:2 (Local Items). "Mrt. Herman Draper, of Sparta, Tex., has been the guest of J. T. Draper and wife, of Route 1, the past week.
Henry Carter. of Atlanta, Ga., who is visiting his parents, J.W. Carter and wife, of Granville, was in Gainesboro the first of the week.
Mrs. W. W. Robinson and three sons, Willie, Frank and Minor, who have been visiting her sister, Mrs. L. B. Anderson, left Tuesday for their home in Pauls Valley, Oklah.
Jim Poston arrived home from Coalinga, Cal., Monday, where he has been for several months. He reports the other Jackson county boys who are there in good health.
Hershel Gaw returned from Coalinga, Cal., Saturday, where he has been for the past four months. . . .
L. B. Anderson and J. E. Stafford left last week for Oklahoma, where they will visit a number of places with the view of purchasing property. Mr. Anderson will visit J. B. Cunningham at Valley View, Tex., while gone.
L. V. Robinson, of Pauls Valley, Okla. was in Gainesboro last week the guest of L. B. Anderson and wife. Mr. Robinson is well known here, having made this his headquarters for several years. He is traveling for Richardson-Robinson Co., wholesale druggist of Pauls Valley, and being in this part of Tennessee came down to see old friends."
p. 2:3 (John R. Hampton). "The many friends and relatives of John R. Hampton were shocked to hear of his death which occurred Monday night about 9 o'clock at the home of 'Black' Maxey at Celina. Mr. Hampton had been sick but a few hours, and his death was caused by paralyses. He was born at Butlers Landing, Jan. 17, 1832 and was 76 years old at his death. The body was burried at Butlers Landing Tuesday.
The greater part of his life was spent in Clay and Jackson counties. The past few years he has made his home in Missouri.
He leaves seven children to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father, and a host of friends and relatives to sympathize with these children.
G. W. Hampton, of Gainesboro, Mrs. O. B. Maxey, of Celina, Mrs. John Butler, of Hillham, Mrs. Dixie Gardner and Miss Sallie Hampton, of Springfield, Mo., Will Hampton, of Okla., and Mrs. Sis Gore of Okla., are his surviving children."
p. 3:2 (El Pardo). "Tandy Phillips died with fever Saturday morning and was burried Sunday."
p. 3:3 (Pharris Chapel). "Hershal Gaw, who has just returned from Coalinga, California, was here Sunday."
p. 3:4 (Gladdico). "Sam and Rufus Smith, and Tommy Barrett left Sunday for Woodbury, Kentucky."
p. 3:5 (Parmer). "M F Cason and family left here Friday, they will visit relatives at Cookeville, Gallatin and Woodbury, before returning to their home in Okla."
p. 3:6 (Meagsville). "The death angle visited the home of Frank Swan and wife and took from, their darling angel. . . ."
p. 4:5 (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 afflication and suffering.
With like courage, and true soldier's courage, did she meet both wan and sickness, and the faith she pledged to her God years ago, when baptized into Christ by Bro. Jesse Sewell; . . ." Clara Cox Epperson. [Note: this memorial is an entire column long.]
August 22, 1908
p. 2:3 (Local Items). "W. F. Sadler returned Wednesday from Bridgeport, Ala., and Nashville.
L. B. Anderson and J. E. Stafford returned Tuesday from a two week's trip through Oklahoma.
J. A. Montgomery and wife have returned from Sparta. They will remain here until the 1st of September, when they leave for Merced [sic], Cal., to visit their sons, Jordon and Robert Montgomery. They will be accompanied by their son Mark."
p. 3:5 (Parmer). "The 5 months old daughter of E D Allen and wife, of Celina, was burried at this place Thursday. The bereaved parents have our sympathy.
The many friends of Mrs. Sarah Maybery will be grieved to hear of her death, at her home in Cookeville last Wednesday, she was burried in the Cookeville cemetery last Thursday, Aug. 13. She leaves a husband and two sons to mourn her death. . . ."
p. 3:5 (Meagsville). "Kate Moss has returned home after an extended visit with her brother at Hopkinsville, Ky."
p. 3:6 (Funn's Branch). "Mr. and Mrs. Lon Butler have returned from Texas."
August 29, 1908
p. 2:2 (Killing at Cookeville). "In a fight between Bedford Mills and John Breeding and father, at Cookeville Wednesday, Mills shot John Breeding three times, from which he died Thursday morning. The particulars of the killing was not learned, but from the information we received, Mills was justified in shooting Breeding. The two Breedings were coming on Mills with a knife and club, when shot and hit young Breeding, the bullet taking effect in the abdomen. Mills was arrested Thursday and placed under a $10,000 bond. When arrested Mills was very much excited, and seemed not to be at himself. There was some year that he would take his own life. Mills was an uncle of young Breeding."
p. 2:2 (Calhoun-Butler). "An interesting event of yesterday was the wedding of Miss Mary Grundy Butler and Mr. Lonnie Morris Calhoun, which was solemnized before an interested company of friends and relatives at 8 a.m., at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Butler, on Lischey avenue. Rev. L. M. Jackson was the officiating minister and Miss Jennie Roddy played the wedding music.
. . . Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun left immediately after the ceremony for Chattanooga and Shreveport before going to their future home in Gilbert, La. . . . Nashville Tennesseean. Nashville?"
p. 2:3 (Local Items). "Will Morgan and family, of Texas, are the guests of J. M. Johnson and wife this week."
September 5, 1908
p. 2:1 (Local Items). "Miss Mayme Morgan returned to her home at Cookeville Thursday, after spending the summer with relatives and friends here and Gamiliel, Ky.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Montgomery and Mark left Monday for Merceda, Cal., where they will visit their sons, Jordon and Robert Montgomery for several months."
p. 3:3 (Parmer). "Mattie Quarles, of Hopkinsville, Ky., visited L B Cason's several days last week."
p. 3:3 (Gainesboro Route 1). "Joda West returned from California last week."
September 19, 1908
p. 2:5 (Fell and Broke Her Neck). "Monday evening while returning from school, Grace Norton the ten year old daughter of Henry Norton, who lives in Whites Bend fell and broke her neck. This sad accident happened in a very peculiar way. Grace Lee in company with three of her schoolmates, wree on their way home from school, and were descending a hill, when she stumbled on a root receiving a hard fall. She got up and apparently did not seem to be hurt, and so stated to her companions. But she had not gone more than thirty yards, when she fell again. Her uncle, T. H. Norton, who was a short distance in advance ran to her, but before he could reach her she was dead. She was carried home, and while dressing her it was discovered that her neck was broken. . . . Her remains were interred in the Sidney Fox grave-yard on Flynns Creek Tuesday, Bro. J. W. Fox conducting the funeral service."
September 26, 1908
p. 2:1 (Local Items). "Ben Welch, of Mulkeytown, Ill., is visiting friends here and other points in the county. This is Mr. Welch's visit [sic] to his old home in 46 years.
John W. Meadows arrived from Coalinga, Cal., Saturday. He will visit his parents in the Free State for several weeks."
p. 3:4 (El Pardo). "Joe Bockman arrived home Saturday from Kentucky."
October 3, 1908
p. 2:3 (Parmer). "Little Charlie Lawson died Friday and was burried Saturday. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones.
Bailey Jackson left Saturday for Ill. to visit his sister, Mrs. Josie Price."
p. 3:3 (Marengo). "Thomas Allen and wife of Oklahoma, attended the Presbytery on Roaring River.
Radford Lynn and Lee Garrison, of California visited home folks last week."
p. 3:4 (El Pardo). "Charley Taylor and John Barlow have returned from California."
October 10, 1908
p. 1:3 (Local Items). "John Hestand, of Evansville, Ind., is visiting relatives here and on Route 2 and 3.
Mrs. L. B. Anderson and son Landon returned Thursday from Forrest City, Ark., where they have been visiting relatives the past two weeks.
W. H. Darwin, of Wickes, Ark., who is visiting relatives at several points in the county, was in Gainesboro Monday and while here made the editor a call. Mr. Darwin was formerly from this county, but for the past thirty-two years has been making his home in Arkansas. He was greatly surprised to see such a wonderful improvement in Jackson county. Mr. Darwin will return to his home next week."
p. 2:3 (Pharris Chapel). "T L Hestand, wife and little daughter Gladice, from Evansville, Ind., are visiting his parents, A M Hestand and family."
p. 3:3 (Parmer). "Harlin, the little three year old son of Rossie Allen and wife, died at their home in Celina Sunday, of diptheria. The remains were brought to this place Monday and burried in the Hall graveyard. . . ." [Followed by an item: "James Hall and Mrs Sallie Allen spent several days last week at Celina at the bedside of their little grandson."
p. 3:6 (Poddyville). "The crowd that left for Oklahoma Thursday were Thomas Allen and wife and Mrs Tilda May Loftis and Billie Allen all have been visiting their parents at this place."
October 17, 1908
p. 1:3 (Local Items). "Palmer Kirkpatrick, who has been visiting relatives here for several weeks left Sunday for Nashville, where he will spend several days before leaving for Coalinga, Cal.
Miss Maggie Lou Armstead, of Oklahoma, who is visiting relatives at Granville, was in Gainesboro Saturday."
p. 3:4 (El Pardo). "Emeline Carliles died Saturday night, and was burried at the Flynn grave yard Monday. Bro Marion Harris held the funeral services. She was a member of the Christian church and has been a long time."
p. 3:4 (Family Reunion). "Mrs. Addie Hogg, of Flynn's Lick, gave an old fashioned dinner Saturday, Oct. 10 in honor of her cousin, William Darwin of Arkansas.
There were present five sisters and one brother of the hostess, namely Mesdames Nora Cornwell and Julia Rogers, of Elmwood, George Anne Sadler, of Rough Point, and Settie Norton and Fannie Johnson, of Flynn's Lick, and Cowen Darwin, of Gainesboro.
This is all of the living brothers and sisters except John Darwin, of Hartsville, Jim Darwin, of Snyder, Texas, and Mrs. Jane Murray, of Mt. Calm, Texas. The eldest, Mrs. Hogg is 68 years of age and the youngest, Mrs. Johnson is 43.
Mr. Darwin, who has been visiting relatives in this County for the past month, was raised in Whites Bend, but has been away 32 years. . . .
Besides those already mentioned there were present Lee Sadler, Jim Haile and Marion Johnson; Mesdames Mattie Darwin, Ova Rogers, and Josie Richmond; Misses Maggie Cornwell, and Effie Rogers. . .
p. 3:5 (Flynn's Lick). "William Darwin, of Arkansas, was shaking hands with friends during the past week.
Miss Josephine Haile, has returned from Jacksonville, Fla., where she visited her sisters for several months.
October 24, 1908
p. 2:2 (Local Items). L. W. Willmore, of Gamaliel, Ky., was the guest of Marion McGlasson this week."
p. 2:2 (Asberry Loftis). "A very sad accident occured on the road near Lorenzo, Tuesday morning when Asberry Loftis was killed. No one was present when the accident occurred but from what we learn Mr. Loftis was hauling lumber and at some point near Lorenzo he lost his ballance on the wagon and fell, his head going between the brake block and the wheel. The team went about a mile to the store at Lorenzo, and Mr. Loftis was discovered dead in the above declined position with one leg through the hounds and the other draging on the ground, his face and neck badly cut and bruised.
The body was burried in the Smith Grave Yard Thursday Oct. 22.
Mr. Loftis was 53 years old and a native of Jackson County. He leaves two daughters and one son, with a host of relatives and friends to mourn his death. . . ."
p. 3:3 (Parmer) [two entries this issue - second entry]. "Cooke Terry and wife were called to Celina Sunday by the death of their little grandchild."
p. 3:6 (Brimstone). "Uncle Maryland Gettings died this morning. He will be burried near Moss."
Mrs. W H McCoin, of Oklahoma, visited her brother and sister of this place a few days last week."
Note: October 31, 1908 issue is missing.
Saturday, November 7, 1908
p. 3:5 (Parmer). "Mrs. Nannie Smith was burried at the Dodson grave yard Thursday."
p. 3:5 (Pharris Chapel). "The death angle visited the home of George Smith and children of this place and claimed his beloved wife after a lingering illness of many years. She leaves a husband four daughters one son and three brothers and a host of friends and relatives to mourn her death. . . . Her remains were laid to rest Thursday in the family grave yard near Hurricane."
p. 4:4 (Local Items). "L. H. McDearman left Sunday for Arkansas, where he has interest in some timber."
Saturday, November 14, 1908
p. 3:6 (Mrs. Martha Jenkins). "Mrs. Martha Jenkins age 83 years died November 4th. She professed religion while young and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church 1857.
She is the mother of nine children, two sons and seven daughters. Her son J B Jenkins is an honored ruling elder in the Cumberland Presbyteran church at Pleasant Grove. . . . After her spirit took its flight from earth to glory her remains were laid to rest in the family graveyard . . . . The funeral was conducted by Rev. Dycus assisted by R H Webb." A Friend.
p. 3:6 (Poddyville). "R D Hawkins' baby died Thursday night.
Jessie Allen and wife are all smiles over their new daughter-in-law in California."
Saturday, November 21, 1908
p. 2:1 (Local Items). "A. H. Lynn, of Chicago, who is visiting his parents in Whites Bend, was in Gainesboro several days this week. Mr. Lynn has recently returned from an extended trip through Europe."
p. 2:1 (In Memory of Dave Whitaker). "Another home is darkened and made sad by the entrance of the death angle.
Bro. Dave Whitaker was born March 23, 1867. He obeyed the Gosple under the preaching of Bro. Daughtry in Sept. 1896, departed this life Nov. 8, 1908, making his life stay on earth 41 years 7 months 15 days.
His remains were laid to rest in the R. W. Allen grave yard.
He leaves a wife and three children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his death. . . ."
p. 3:3 (Hillham Route 1). "Charley Morgan's funeral will be preached at the Arbor on Roaring river Monday after the fourth Sunday in this month."
p. 3:3 (Dycus). "The infant of Berry Richardson and wife died Oct. 31. . . ."
p. 3:4 (Parmer). "Dave Whitaker died at his home in Meagsville Sunday night after an illness of two years. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his death. He was burried at R. W. Allen's. . . ."
p. 3:6 (Cookeville Route 3). "J V Hawkins' infant died Thursday and was burried at Dodson Branch Friday."
November 28, 1908
p. 2:1 (Keith-Walling). "With much beauty of plan the marriage of Miss Anna Walling of Cookeville and Mr. Alfred Shook Keith of Birmingham, Ala., was solemnized last night at 8 o'clock at the home of Rev. and Mrs. H. L. Walling of Villa Place. The marriage announcement came as a surprise to many friends, the date having been planned for a few weeks later with more elaborate details, at church, the bride's church in Cookeville having been the originally planned scene of the occasion. By reason of the illness of the bride's sister, Mrs. M. A. Hankins of Livingston, who is a guest at the Walling home, after a prolonged illness at St. Thomas', and by reason of the groom's presence in the city now on business, the plans were changed. . . . At an improvised altar Rev. H. L. Walling, the bride's grandfather, awaited the bridal couple, who were preceded by Dr. Elmo Mitchell, with Miss Grace Handly and Mr. Hugh Chenault with Miss Willie Walling, and the flower girls, who were little Misses Martha Chanault and Margaret Beal. . . .
Heralding the ceremony, a musical programme was rendered by Miss Bertha Fowler of Ward Seminary and Mr. Thomas Gross with Miss Fannie Gross at the piano. In receiving Mrs. Walling was assisted by her daughter, Mrs. J. T. Chenaut [sic], and the wedding register was kept by Miss Anna Handly. Miss Grace Handley dispensed frappe in the dining hall.
Mr. and Mrs. Keith will go to Monterey to-day, where Mr. Keith will look after business interests, and they will leave soon for Birmingham, Ala., to make their future home. . . . The bride is the popular and accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Walling of Cookeville . . . She was a [faded] student of Ward Seminary, where she was a graduate of expression, and has been a frequent visitor in the city. Among the guests from out-of-town were Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Keith, a brother and sister-in-law to the groom, Mr. and Mrs. Bearden of Monterey and Mrs. Hankins of Livingston. Nashville Banner."
p. 3:3 (Free State). "Mrs Stone and little son, of New Mexico, were the guest of her brother, J T Draper and wife the first of last week."
Saturday, December 5, 1908
p. 2:2 (William Rogers). "In memory of William Rogers, of near Flynn's Lick. Who was born Feb. 20, 1831, and died October 23, 1908, at his childhood home.
'Uncle William,' as he was familiarly called was loved by all who knew him. He was converted in 1863 and united with the M. E. church, where he remained until after the war, when he united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church, the Methodist church having been disorganized. He was ever loyal to his church and all of its interests. Many a weary minister has found rest and shelter in his home.
. . . He was married to Miss Sarah McGlasson Sept. 9, 1855. She was a faithful wife and his now left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband.
He is survived by six children, R. F. Rogers, of Butlers Landing, W. W. Rogers, of Whitleyville, and S. G. Rogers of Flynn's Lick; Mesdames Ellen Dycus, of Rough Point, Rachel Chaffin, of Gainesboro, and Malinda Simpson, of McAlister, Oklahoma. Two children Mrs. Mary Anne Morgan and Charlie Rogers died several years ago.
He had been in very feeble health for over a year, but bore his sufferings cheerfully. All that loving hands could do for him was done and he died surrounded by all of his living children except Mrs. Simpson, who did not arrive until after he was dead.
. . . Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Smotherman after which he was tenderly laid to rest in the family burying ground. . . ." Theodora Hogg.
p. 3:5 (El Pardo). "Martin Smith, of Oklahoma, is visiting friends and relatives in this community."
p. 3:6 (Coalinga, Cal.) Nov. 26, 1908. Letter stating for what we are most thankful, from: S. F. Johnson; W. P. Reeves; Quit Martin; Lee Garrison; Rad Lynn; Asberry Johnson; Bob Gailbreath; Dan Johnson; Isaac Loftis ("that I know a few people in Whites Bend"); W. H. Dudley; Mart West; C. J. Reeves; Fowler Lynn; Bud Gailbreath; George Dudley; Bedford Lynn; Bill Rector; Marlin Young ("That walking is not crowded, for I intend to go to Tenn. next fall"); C. Stafford; Geo. Stafford ("That I got two trips to California out of my bobtailed ponie"); Sam York ("That I am not going up and down the Gipson Hollow"); Mart West ("That I am going to see old Gainesboro by Dec. 26"); Edgar Kirk ("That I am away from Tick"); Red Swearengin; Walter Sadler; Luke Dennis; Rad Lynn and Lee Garrison ("That we visited Sugar Creek while we were in Tenn."); Charlie Loftis; Simp Allen; Henry West; Granville Lawles.
NO EMIGRATIONS LISTED FROM HERE UNTIL 3/09.
December 12, 1908
p. 3:3 (Granville Route 1). "Mrs. Mattie Keith, wife of Marion Keith, of near Chestnut Mound, died Dec. 2 and was burried at Curry's Chapel Dec. 6. She leaves a husband and 7 children, a father and 6 brothers and 2 sisters, Rev J A Chenault of Gallatin conducted the funeral services sister Keith was a good woman. She had been in very feeble health for some time, but bore her sufferings cheerfully, all that loving hands could do for her was done, and she died surrounded by all of her children. She relized that she had to go and told them all good by and asked them to be good to her baby. . . ."
p. 3:4 (Cookeville Route 3). "Mrs. Murray Loftis died last Saturday, and was burried Sunday at the Spring creek cemetery."
p. 3:6 (Ottis Colton Loftis). "In memory of Ottis Colton Loftis, the little infant of Harvy and Myrtle Loftis, being one year and 17 days old. The death angle called him away from his father and mother leaving them to mourn his death. He was their only child. . . ."
death at Craig's point on p. 2 of Dec. 19?
December 19, 1908
p. 2:1 (Obituary of Bro. I. H. Jones). "Bro. I. H. Jones, of Rough Point, was born April 29, 1829, died Oct. 23, 1908, which made him at the time of departure 79 years, 6 months and 24 days old.
In early life Bro. Jones professed religion and for many years he has been a faithful member of the Christian church.
Bro. Jones was married twice and to the first union were born 6 children 4 boys and 2 girls, all of whom survive him, and to the second marriage only one boy, making in all 7 children, all of which are married. Three of the boys live in Texas and the other three live in this county.
Bro. Jones leaves a devoted wife, who is now in feeble health, to mourn the departure of a faithful husband and father.
His death brought sadness in his home but it had been expected for some time.
On the 15th of Dec. 1870, Bro Jones was made a Master Mason in Tannehill Lodge No. 133, F. & A.M. of Gainesboro, Tenn. Bro. Jones was also one of the chartered members of New Bethel Lodge No. 523, F. & A.M. and in good standing at the time of his death. He was burried with Masonic honors in the family burying ground at his home by the side of his first companion.
In the presence of a large crowd religious service was conducted by Bro. James Draper, of Free State. . . .
The above resolutions were unanimously adopted and ordered to be spread on the minutes of New Bethel lodge No 523 F. & A.M. And to be published in the Gainesboro Sentinel. And a copy sent to the widow.
This Dec. 12 1908.
Alonzo McCawley, Pate Hix, Lee Sadler, Committee."
p. 3:5 (Fort Blount). "The infant child of Will Smallwood and wife died Friday with croup. . . ."
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