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Following is a list of the obituaries appearing on this page.  Obits do not appear in alphabetical order.

Col. W. F. Young Judge William B. Young Thomas B. Walthal
T. W. Walthal John B. Booth William M. Garrard
I. P. Howard Col. Clint Young
Charles T. Booth
Robert B. Walthal
Theodore Walthal, Sr.
Bernice C. Young Sallie Walthal
Buck Powell
Mrs. G. T. Powell
Howsen Powell
James Powell
John Powell
John V. Powell
Joe Powell
Mary Nancy Powell
Nat  D. Powell
Thomas Powell
James D. Booth
C. A. Dority
Charles D. Booth
Roy F. Dority
William R. Dority
Lonnie Dority
George R. Morrison
Lillie Morrison Minnie Gordon
Mrs. G. A. Blanton
Howard W. Blanton
Margaret F. Blanton
Martha Blanton
G. W. Young
Samuel Garrard
Elizabeth A.Walthal
P. C. Govan
Miss Elizabeth Gowan
Joseph R. Cooley
George Marlow
Thomas Herndon
Laura C. Herndon
Thomas Orgain
Martha Orgain
Nancy Jane Edmondson
James B. Davis
Nancy J. Davis
William Henry Davis
Alma Davis
Miss Mary Davis
Louis Davis
James W. Pollard
T. M. Dority
Henry H. Scutter
Adin Dority
Miss  Linnie Dority
Mary Elizabeth Dority
Charlie Baggett
Newt Baggett
Marshall Baggett
Arthur D. Baggett
Mildred M. Baggett
Richard Baggett
Estill Baggett
Mary M. Baggett
Bettie Ann Baggett
Johnny Cage
Joseph Baggett
Lena Lee Baggett
Lorene Baggett
Mary Baggett
Ila Baggett
Julia May Baggett
Robert Baggett
Angie Baggett
Cornelia Baggett
Louise Baggett
Marion Baggett
Henry W. Baggett
Ray Baggett
James W. Baggett
Mrs. John R. Baggett
Walter Baggett
Benjamin Baggett
Elizabeth Baggett
Mary J. Baggett
Eddice Baggett
Mrs. J. Bellfield Baggett
Mrs. Joe Baggett
I. P. Howard Abner Yarbrough
Mary Yarbrough
William E. Yarbrough
A. K. Coleman
Peter Hole
James Kennedy
James Suter
Ed Suiter
L. S. Suiter
Frances Suiter
Frances C. Suter
Miles B. Suiter
Peter Suiter
Carny Yarbrough
Raymond D. Yarbrough
Leslie Clinard
Mrs. Linnie Yarbrough
Gilbert Yarbrough
Will W. Glover

Col. W .F. Young Died at his Home at 4:30 Last Evening
Reared in This County and Passing His Life Here, the Honored Citizen,
Soldier, and Christian is at Rest

"The King of Shadows Loves a Shining Mark."

There died at his home in this city last evening at 4:30 o'clock one of the best known citizens of the city and county, Col. William Franklin Young. Death came to him easily, as a tender friend, to ease his suffering of his long sick spell, a herald from the presence of the King, whose coming has been expected with desire.

Col. Young was born March 26, 1830, near Bowling Green, Ky. His father was Elliott Young, who came from near Petersburg, Va., at an early date and when the subject of this article was three years old, moved to the Liberty
neighborhood in this county. There the boy grew and was educated in the county schools, developing muscle, mind and morals, "in favor with God and Man." He was noted for his sturdy independence as a boy, a characteristic
that never left him.

On the first day of December,1853, he married Miss Mary P. Shelby. To them was born Harvey C. Young, the well known auctioneer, who survives, and Mary Zelia, who lived only eight months. After a brief, happy married life, his first wife died: and on the 20th of December,1859, he was married again, this time to Miss Catherine A. Caudle, who survives him. To them were born Susan Ora, who lived but four months, William B., the well known grocer of this city, and Linnie Ada, now the wife of Charles Gossett, one of our leading furniture dealers.

Col. Young professed religion as a young boy, at the Blooming Grove camp ground, and joined the Methodist church. He afterwards, upon conviction, united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church, of which he has been an ever
faithful member. He was made an elder of the church at Liberty, and upon his removal to this city in 1873, moved his membership here and was soon made a Deacon. He was Senior Deacon when he died. He always been one of the
strongest supporters of the church, and it was largely due to him that the church acquired its present splendid property.

Upon the breaking out of the Civil War, he raised a company known as Company G, of the 49th Tennessee. He enlisted as a private, but was chosen by the company as their Captain and he was commissioned as a Colonel in 1863. At
Atlanta, on July 28th 1864, his right arm was shot away. This would have procured his honorable discharge; but in a few weeks he was in the field again, fighting beside the men who loved him.

After the war, debarred from the more active walks of life by the loss of his right arm, he adopted the calling of a tobacco auctioneer. From this he derived quite a large competency, and was always known for his open hearted benevolence.

The funeral services will be conducted at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock, by the Rev. George B. Shelton, assisted by the Rev. J.M. Gill, D.D. of Elkton, Ky., a lifelong friend of the deceased.
The interment will take place immediately after at the Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Pallbearers will be chosen as follows:

From the church: R.E. Burchett, and John W. Rudolph; from Forbes Bivouac: Capt. A.F. Smith and James Wells; from the Knights of Honor: W.F. Coulter and W.R. Bringhurst and the Tobacco Board of Trade will attend, each in a body.

Source: (Clarksville, Tennessee) Daily Leaf-Chronicle Friday January 13,
1899 p. 1

Note: William Franklin Young lived in Montgomery Co. from 1833 until his
death. His son, William Benjamin Young was elected Mayor of Clarksville 1901.

Judge William B. Young

Judge William B. Young died today at his home 726 College St. For 42 years he was a city official of Clarksville. He had been in failing health for nineteen months. He would have been 69 years old July 11. Funeral serviceswill be held at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Surviving Judge Young are his wife, Mrs. Mary Norman Coleman Young, to whom he was married forty seven years ago last October; two sons, Earl Young of Nashville, and Norman C. Young of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. Carl S.Edwards, Miami, Fl.

Judge Young was born July 11, 1863 in the Liberty community, the son of Col. and Mrs. William F. Young. Col. Young was commander of the 49th Tennessee Infantry regiment of the Confederate Army.

At the age of nine, Mayor Young moved with his parents to Clarksville and resided in the same block of College St. for the remainder of his life.

Before becoming a city official, Judge Young was in the grocery business here. He was first connected with the firm of Young and Beach, which later became Young, Uffelman and Beach.

In 1888, Judge Young began his service for the city when he was elected by the board of aldermen to fill out the unexpired term of the late W.W. Barksdale, who had moved to the seventh ward. He was elected to succeed himself for five consecutive terms, and upon the expiration of his fifth term, in his own name he was elected mayor of Clarksville, serving 1900 to 1901. In 1903 he was elected by the board of aldermen as city recorder and municipal judge until the office of commissioner of finance and revenue was created in 1928 and was separated from the office of municipal judge. Judge
Callis Tate was elected to fill the the latter office and Judge Young continued as commissioner of finance and revenue until December of 1930 when he tendered his resignation to the city council because of failing health.

M. R. Hannah, who had served as assistant commissioner of finance and revenue, succeeded Judge Young, and in appreciation of his faithful and concientous service as city recorder for a period for twenty-seven years the
council voted unanimously to pension him at half of his salary.

Judge Young was a faithful member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church and enjoyed the splendid record of having taught the Women's Bible Class of that church for 35 years without missing a single Sunday that he was in Clarksville. He was also a member of Cumberland lodge, Knights of Pythias, and in 1917, served as Grand Chancellor of the state order. He held membership in the Home Lodge I.O.O. F.

Possessed of a generous and noble character which he inherited from a distinguished ancestry, Judge Young was highly regarded and loved. He was conscientious and charitable and quick to forgive a fault. The entire community in which he lived and labored as a public official for nearly half a century is grieved by his death. He was buried in Greenwood cemetery.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Leaf-Chronicle June 17, 1932 p. 1

Note: This is an abbreviated obituary.

T.W. Walthal

Montgomery County lost one of its finest citizens as Thomas Washington Walthal answered his last roll call, dying at his home in St. Bethlehem October 12, 1925. Walthal lacked only seven days reaching his eighty-fourth birthday. For nearly a week his condition had been regarded as critical, but his dominant will power was manifest through all his illness. During rational moments, he discussed his business and instructed his family in the most minute detail as to winding up his affairs. He keenly realized the end was near, and on more than one occasion called his wife and children to give them

Mr. Walthal was born in this county, one mile north of Clarksville on the Furnace Road on what is now known as the Walthal and Gowan farm. He was the eldest son of Thomas Braxton and Elizabeth Pollard Walthal, who moved from
Petersburg, Virginia to Montgomery county nearly ninety years ago. His boyhood was spent on the farm. His soldier record was enviable. When nineteen years old, in the spring of 1861, Mr. Walthal gave up his third year of work at Stewart College which later became Southwestern Presbyterian University, and enlisted in Co. A Forty-ninth Tennessee Infantry of Wall's Brigade. While at Fort Donelson, Mr. Walthal contracted measles. He returned to Clarksville on a river flatboat,
and was taken to the family home where he remained for several months. During this time, he became a victim of complications, and was a patient sufferer. When he was finally able to rejoin his regiment, he rode a horse to Corinth,
Mississippi, where he found his outfit. He saw service at Vicksburg, Mobile, Kennesaw Mountain, and was under Gen. Braxton Bragg and Gen. Joseph E. Johnston during the famous opposition to Sherman's march to the sea. Under
Gen. Braxton Bragg and Gen. John B. Hood, Mr. Walthal participated in the battles of Nashville and Missionary Ridge. He was a participant in the last battles of the war, Goldsborough and Bentonville, North Carolina. He frequently related the the Bentonville battle, recalling how the Confederates launched an early morning attack on the Federals' breastworks. Federal
artillery was trained on the attackers, who were ordered to lie down. The Federal artillery literally shot the shrubs to pieces during the day, and shortly before sunset, the Confederates were ordered to storm the breastworks. The enemy was so surprised that it surrendered three pieces of artillery and left behind a wealth of foraged household goods and wearing
apparel which had been seized for the purpose of being sent to relatives. Letters captured by the Confederates, revealed requests from kin for many of the articles found in the breastworks. At one time, during the conflict, Mr.Walthal was captured and confined to prison. He was paroled to die from a malady which he partially overcame, but
which continued its hold upon his vitality throughout the remainder of his life, and ultimately resulted in his death.

Walking the greater portion of the distance, Mr. Walthal returned to his home from the conflict on May 31, 1865, emaciated, worn and deceased, a mere skeleton in comparison to the splendid, hardy physique that went forth to battle four years prior. He immediately set about rebuilding and rehabilitating the family home against the destruction and waste caused by
the Federal troops depredation.

On Jan. 14, 1874, Mr. Walthal was married to Miss Sallie Whitfield, daughter of Robert and Susan Whitfield, who were among the most prominent citizens. This union was blessed by seven children, four sons, and three daughters, all
of whom, along with his wife, survive, and were at Mr. Walthal's bedside several days prior to his death. The children are Edward B. Walthal, Thomas B. Walthal, B. Ernest Walthal, prominent real estate men, B. Frank Walthal,
prominent Canton, Ky. business man, and former member of the Kentucky legislature, Mrs. E. Ross Bellamy, St. Bethlehem, Mrs. P.M. Perkins, Clarksville and Mrs. George Holloway, Guthrie, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Gowan of St. Bethlehem, and eleven grandchildren.

With the exception of his four years of service with the army, Mr. Walthal was a lifelong resident of Montgomery county. He had lived at the Walthal homestead until 1870, when he purchased and occupied the farm at St. Bethlehem. A short while thereafter, he was connected with his brother, the late Theodore B. Walthal in the mercantile business at St. Bethlehem, but the greater part of his efforts had been devoted to farming, in which he was successful.

For a period of 38 years, Mr. Walthal was a member of the Montgomery county court from district 6, and was possibly the only the only member, past or present, who had a record of one hundred percent attendance during his tenure
of office. He never missed a first roll call during the entire time. He served upon many important committees of the court and one of his attributes possibly found its greatest expression, his unwavering__? to his convictions. Mr. Walthal always stood for what he believed to be right, regardless of adverse opinions, but at the same time, he was charitable in his views and allowed his opponents full credit for their right to free thought, and expression, respecting always their views and wishes. His opponents, regardless of the strength of their convictions, were compelled to respect and admire Mr. Walthal for his frankness and determination. He was, at all times, interested in his county, possessing a loyalty second to none. For
more than twenty-five years, he was a school commissioner for district 6.

Mr. Walthal was a member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church for more than 50 years. Fifteen or more years of that time he was superintendent of Sunday School and had served the church in other capacities. His clean, charitable nature merited nothing but the highest esteem from his neighbors and friends. He was the perfect head of a devoted family and his many splendid characteristics are reflected in the sturdy sons and daughters, who at all times bestowed upon him unstinted devotion and affection. His devoted helpmeet of more than fifty-one years, although crushed by his passing,
philosophically accepts his death as the will of the Almighty, whom both have unfalteringly served.

Funeral services were conducted at the home this afternoon by the Rev. T.H. Roak, pastor of Spring Creek Church and interment was in Greenwood cemetery here Bivouac, United Confederate Veterans, Commander Joe H Williams, W.H. Bringhurst, John
Hurst, J.H. Balthrop, J.H. Herman, John B. Williams, James Crotzer, Capt. F.O. Anderson, E.N. Cooksey, Calvin Patrick, W.M. Collier, and
J.W. Pollard. Active pallbearers were Judge John T. Cunningham, C.W. Bailey,
I.R. Peterson, and John A. Pollard, Lewis N. Whitfield, and H.H.Childs.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Leaf-Chronicle October 6, 1925 pp 1 & 8

John B. Booth Dies at His Home

John Beauregard Booth was born in New Providence (Tenn) May 27, 1861. Ten years later, he moved to the 6th district to make his home with Mr. Thomas B. Walthal (now deceased) and in 1882, Mr. Walthal established a mercantile business which he placed in charge of Mr. Booth. In 1888 Mr. Booth formed a mercantile partnership with his brother, C.T. Booth, which lasted until 1907, when it was dissolved, Mr. Booth continuing the business until his death.

Mr. Booth was a devout member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church and lived his life in strict keeping with its ordinances. Thirty one years ago, he was married to Miss Nannie Ligon and this was a happy and contented life.

Truly a good man has gone. Here we might write a lengthy eulogy of this good man and his enviable Christian spirit, but it is unnecessary, because upon the minds of those who knew him, it is that immovable memory of his kind deeds and words, that unwavering honesty and conscientious Christian spirit that was always in evidence during his sojourn on earth. His influence and irreproachable example will live on with time because the works of the righteous shall live forever.

Mr. Booth was laid to rest in the Ligon burying ground on the Keysburg Road, and despite the inclement weather, a large host of sorrowing friends were present to pay tribute to the man they loved. The many and beautiful floral designs attested only in a small degree the high esteem in which he was held.

St. Bethlehem feels distinctly the great loss she has sustained, and realizes that a place is vacant in the business, social, and religious affairs that cannot be filled. The bereaved family has our heartfelt sympathy.

Source: (Clarksville) Daily Leaf- Chronicle Feb. 29, 1917 p. 1

Following a two weeks illness incident to age, Esquire Isaac Peterson Howard, native and lifelong resident of Montgomery County, and for many years prominently identified with its government and civic affairs, died at 9 o'clock this morning at his birthplace on the Dover Road in District 8. Born
in 1840, Mr. Howard has passed his eighty-third birthday on April 9, last.

Mr. Howard represented his district in the Montgomery county quarterly court for eighteen years, and as a member, served as one of the 5 commissioners who secured the plans, let the contract and superintended the erection of the courthouse on the present location. The original building was completed and occupied in 1880, but was partially destroyed by fire in 1889 and rebuilt. Mr. Howard was the last member of the commissioners, and incidentally, his name is the the last one carved in the cornerstone at the northeast corner of the building. Mr. Howard was named on the commission to succeed Judge C. G. Smith, who resigned, and served through the official life of the commission. The four other commissioners who have preceded him to the grave were Judge Charles W. Tyler, Griffin Orgain, G.H. Slaughter, and William S. Mallory. Judge Tyler was the most recent to die, preceding Mr. Howard.

County court minutes for the years 18--blurred) and 18--(blurred) consulted this morning, gave a full history of the appointment of the commissioners, the acceptance of the plans prepared by the architect, G.W. Bunting for a building costing $55,000, awarding the contract to McCormack and Sweeney,
contractors, acceptance of the building and other features in connection with its construction. The courthouse on the present site replaced the one that had burned, which was located on Franklin Street in the vicinity of Buck's barber shop and the Savoy restaurant. Four or five locations were considered
before the present plot, then owned by Mrs. Jenny Johnson, was selected. The resolution accepting the location stated that it was thought to be the best location, so as to be away from the "noise and bustle" of the business district. At that time the plans for the new courthouse were being threshed out, the court was meeting in the First Baptist church that was located on the southeast corner of the present lot.

In addition to serving as a courthouse commissioner, Mr. Howard was a member of many important committees in the court, and was one of the most enthusiastic members, always having his duties and interests of the county at heart. In later years, although inactive in an official capacity, Mr. Howard
had kept in close touch with the county's progress, and was always interested in its affairs and welfare.


Mr. Howard was numbered among the fast passing Confederate veterans of the 14th Tennessee regiment, and made a valiant soldier. He was married on July 5, 1865, to Miss Martha Ann Cooley, who preceded him to the grave fifty years ago. Surviving Mr. Howard are one son, Joseph Bryant Howard, for many years county surveyor, and two daughters, Mrs. A.B. Riggins, and Mrs. E.E. Riggins.
Twelve grandchildren also survive. Mr. Howard was the son of Meridith and Mrs. Minerva Peterson Howard, pioneer residents of the county.

Mr. Howard was next to the oldest resident in District 8, in which he was born. He kept abreast of current events, and was one of the best posted men in the county. As a Christian and neighbor, Mr. Howard's life was most worthy of emulation. He was kind, considerate and charitable and ever ready to
comfort the unfortunate. His passing has caused deep sorrow throughout the county.

Services for Mr. Howard will be conducted at the home by the Rev. W.A. Blades at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Pallbearers will be Jim Owen, F.M. Atkins, John Roe, Hervey Hawkins, Tom Towe, C.W. Johnson and L.L. Lisenby.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Leaf-Chronicle November 26, 1923 p. 1


Thomas Braxton Walthal died at his home near the city on March 23, 1880 of pneumonia. He was born in Petersburg, Virginia, August 16, 1881, and was at his death, sixty-nine years, eight months and seven days of age. When quite a
youth, he came to Montgomery County with hardly a dollar in his pocket. He learned the business of shoemaking, and by energy and industry, soon accumulated valuable property. After the Civil War, he was again left very poor, but by his characteristic energy, soon gained footing. He was a quiet, pleasant gentleman, and strictly honest in all his dealings. In early life, he connected with the Methodist church, and although not demonstrative or noisy about his religion, his daily walk in life bore evidence of a quiet and pious heart and stamped him as a true upright, Christian gentleman. We don't
suppose Mr. Walthal had an enemy in the world. He was extensively well known in the surrounding county, and was honored by all as a true man and noble citizen. The Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf deeply feels the loss of a good
friend, and can console with his family and many relatives and friends. After the funeral services at his residence by the Rev. J.W. Barbee, Mr. Walthal's remains were brought to this city and interred in Greenwood Cemetery.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf Friday March 26,
1880 p. 1


Col. Clint Young, 77, lifelong resident and one of the most widely known and admired citizens of the county, died at his home in New Providence, where he had resided for the past forty years. Mr. Young was stricken by his last illness on December 22, and for a number of days his condition had been

Known as a liveryman here for many years, a tobacco and land auctioneer, a devotee of the fox chase and a man of genial disposition and personality, of fine Christian faith and optimistic spirit, Col. Young's friendships extended into many walks of life in which he enjoyed the highest measure of admiration
and confidence.

Services in memory of Mr. Young will be conducted from Tarpley funeral home at 10 o'clock Friday by the Rev. Henry M. Guyn of the local Cumberland Presbyterian Church of which Mr. Young was a member for many years, and the Rev. O.H. Lane, pastor of the New Providence Methodist church. Burial will take place at Greenwood cemetery with B.E. Price, M.H. Watts, Ed Garrard, Ernest Nichols, Charles B, Stafford, S.W. Kelley, D. Judah, and B.A. Cushman serving as pallbearers. The ministers will conduct a brief service at the funeral home, and Mrs. Herschel Wilee and R.E. Burchett, with Mrs. A.H.
Lesuer at the piano, will sing "It is Well with my Soul" and "We are gathering Home." At the grave, "Haven of Rest" will be sung.

Col. Young was born at Skyview, a small community in the Eighth district of this county on Dec. 20, 1854, and was a son of the late Col. William F. Young and Mrs. Pricilla Young. His father one of the most gallant officers of the Confederacy, joined the forces of the South as captain of Company G, 49th. infantry and shortly thereafter he was promoted to the rank of colonel and commander of the regiment which he carried on until the close of the war. He, too, was an auctioneer of considerable note.

For many years, Col. Young was engaged in the livery business at Main and North Second streets in what was widely known as the Gill stable. Later he was a liveryman in other locations, retiring from that business twenty-two years ago. He served as an auctioneer of both land and tobacco and real
estate while engaged in the livery business and followed this more extensively after his retirement from the livery stable operation.

Col. Young was educated at the old Abernathy Boarding School which was for many years located near Southside, and was married on Feb. 8, 1878, to Miss Eunice Pruitte, who survives. He leaves also, five daughters, Mrs. H.L. Riggins, New Providence, Mrs. M.C. Cook, Nashville, Mrs. W.G. Riggins,
Nashville, Mrs. J.C. Riggins and Miss Helen Young, New Providence; three grandchildren, Billy Clint Riggins, Miss Dudley Williams, and Edith Young. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Charles Gossett, Birmingham, and a brother, Judge William B. Young, former city recorder of this city. (also mayor)

Fox hunting was Col. Young's chief hobby and diversion and it was only three years ago that he ceased to follow the hounds. His inability to engage in the chase did not lessen his interest in it, or diminish his appreciation of the yelping of the hounds as he heard them on the run.

A strong characteristic of Col. Young was his genial personality, enhanced by a keen sense of humor and appreciation of wholesome repartee. His religious convictions were deep and marked by a faith and optimism that made him see the bright side of life at all times. He was a man who complained only under the most extenuating circumstances, and to meet and talk with him proved an encouraging experience for anyone.

Col. Young was always keenly interested in civic and political affairs. He had served as house doorman in the 1931 general assembly of Tennessee, occupying that place during the regular and two extraordinary sessions of the body. Only last summer, he suggested the name chosen for "Miss Clarksville" , the airplane of G.W. Smithson of this city, and as a reward, took his first aerial journey. He described the experience as the greatest thrill of his life, and expressed a desire to continue making flights.

Col. Young's passing has brought keenest sorrow into many lives which he made brighter by contact and acquaintance with him. All of his useful life had been spent in Montgomery county. At an early age he united with the Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian church, but upon his removal to New Providence, he
transferred his affiliation to the local church of that denomination.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Leaf- Chronicle January 28, 1932 p. 1


After an illness of several weeks with the dread typhoid fever, which became complicated in its latter stages with pneumonia, William M. Garrard passed quietly away at his home on Commerce Street last night about six o'clock. The
end had been expected for several days, and only his magnificent constitution prevented his sinking under the weight of the disease a week earlier. The funeral took place at the home at three o'clock this afternoon.The remains were interred in Greenwood Cemetery.Mr. Garrard has been for several years a member of the police force in Clarksville, and was justly regarded as one of the most efficient officers on the force. He was faithful in his duty as he understood it, and was a genial and whole-souled man, combining gentleness with power and tempering his sternest official duty with kindness. He leaves a devoted wife and two children, Thomas Garrard and Mrs. W.R. Shelton. The pallbearers were: Alderman M.C. Northington, Officer Nat Dye, George S. Dick, Richard Glenn, William Manning, city Marshall Jesse G. Pickering.

Source: (Clarksville, Tennessee) Daily Leaf-Chronicle Oct. 26, 1899 p.1


Charles Thomas Booth, prominent former merchant of St. Bethlehem, widely known and beloved throughout Montgomery County, died Oct. 23, 1936 at his home in St. Bethlehem, Tennessee. He was 73 years of age.

His condition worsened and his physician and son-in-law, Dr. I.E. Hunt, held out little hope for his recovery.

The funeral will be at McReynolds Funeral Home and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Having been engaged in business since early manhood, and a traveling salesman for much of the time, he was known throughout this section. His business life was marked with fair dealings with all of his customers. In early life, he
joined the Spring Creek Baptist Church and was treasurer for that institution for twenty years.

Born in the Oakwood vicinity on May 17, 1863, he spent his entire life in Montgomery County. Orphaned when still a child, he was brought to St. Bethlehem, along with his older brother, John B. Booth and was reared by the late Theodore Walthal, Sr. Between Mr. Walthal and the boys, there was said to be an undying bond of of affection.

When Mr. Walthal retired because of his age, the boys purchased the business, operating under the firm name Booth Brothers, the store became one of the largest rural businesses in the county.

Mr. Booth was married to Miss Minnie Gordon Oct. 21, 1888, and to this union was born one son and five daughters. The son, Charles Dickens Booth, preceded him in death several years ago. (Nov. 1927)

Besides his widow he is survived by daughters: Mrs. I. E. Hunt, Mrs. G. Hunt Townsend, Mrs. Sam Hayes, Mrs. Ira Payne Jones, and Mrs. Bryant McGhee, three grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Leaf-Chronicle Oct. 23, 1936 p. 1


Robert Braxton Walthal died at his home in this city Sunday afternoon. Mr. Walthal had suffered much for the last four months, and for the last two months, suffering had been intense, and death was not unlooked for at anytime. He was in the full vigor of manhood, having only a few days turned
his thirty-sixth year, and those who were wont to see his manly robust form on our streets, can hardly believe he is dead. Since 1870 until his death, he filled the combined offices of City Marshall and Tax Collector, and as a public official, he discharged his duties faithfully and conscientiously. His accounts were always correct to the last cent, while his courage and coolness fitted him for City Marshall, and created in those who would violate the law, a respect for it through its fearless and faithful executor.

Mr. Walthal was a native of Montgomery county and a son of Thomas Braxton Walthal and Elizabeth Pollard Walthal, and spent the whole of his life in our midst.

He was generous to a fault and no friend ever asked for help in vain. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Knight of Pythias, and these Orders attended his funeral in a body from the residence. The Rev. J.D. Barbee conducted the religious service and his remains were laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery. His aged mother, his wife, and a large circle of friends and relatives mourn
his loss. Peace to his ashes.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf May 30, 1882


The citizens of this community were saddened this morning by the death of Theodore Walthal, Sr. which occurred at his home at St. Bethlehem after an illness of five weeks. Mr. Walthal was born in this county October 4, 1846, and was accordingly in his 78th year. He was postmaster of St. Bethlehem and
was a prominent figure in this section, a man of sterling qualities who was loved by all who knew him. He was a consistent member of the Baptist church.

He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Walter Warfield, of this city; Mrs. Clyde Spicer, Paris Tennessee, and Robert and Theodore Walthal, Jr., of St. Bethlehem.

The funeral will be held at the residence Thursday morning with interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

Source: (Clarksville, Tennessee) Daily Leaf-Chronicle August 27, 1918 p. 1


Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Whitfield Walthal, 81, widow of Thomas Washington Walthal, were conducted today at McReynolds Funeral Home, Clarksville, Tennessee. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. She died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. P.R. Perkins, Greenwood Ave. after an illness of 10 days.

Mrs. Walthal was born in Montgomery Co., Feb. 3, 1853, the daughter of Robert and Mrs. Susan Ann Whitfield. She married Thomas Washington Walthal Jan. 14, 1874. After their marriage, they resided in the old Walthal homestead, near
St. Bethlehem, but a few years later moved to St. Bethlehem where Mr.Walthal was engaged in the mercantile business.

She resided in St. Bethlehem until Mr. Walthal's death in 1925. At that time she moved into Clarksville and has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Perkins, since that time.

Surviving Mrs. Walthal are four sons, and three daughters. The sons who survive are, Edward L., Thomas L., W. Ernest, of Memphis, and G. Frank Walthal, of Canton, Ky. The surviving daughters are, Mrs. E. Ross Bellamy, St. Bethlehem, Mrs. George Holloway, Guthrie, Ky., and Mrs. P.R. Perkins, of this city.

Mrs. Walthal was a beloved woman in the community and was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church for more than 60 years. She aged gracefully, and was happiest when administering to those she loved. She will be keenly missed by
everyone who came in contact with her.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Leaf-Chronicle Dec. 16, 1933


The death Monday of Miss Bertha Catherine Young, for many years identified with the elementary schools of this city, six years as supervisor of the primary department of Howell school, was a grievous shock to her host of friends and hundreds of school children, who had learned to love her because
of her kind, tactful and tireless efforts in their behalf in the school room.

Miss Young's death occurred at the home of her parents, Judge and Mrs. William B. Young, on College St., as a result of heart disease, the most recent attack having been suffered on Sunday afternoon.

She had attended school on Friday and on Saturday visited the downtown section, mingling with numerous friends. Sunday morning she engaged in household duties, preparatory to the return of her parents who had been out of town for the past two weeks. Sunday afternoon family and physician
thought they noted improvement. A relapse about 4 o'clock, however , dismissed all hopes of her recovery.

Miss Young was born August 8, 1889. She was educated in the city schools, and later, taking additional work in Peabody and the University of Tennessee to prepare for teaching; which she had elected as a vocation. Her first work was in the rural schools of the county, at St. Bethlehem. There she worked
successfully for more than a year. For one year she was supervisor of Robertson County, under Superintendent O.W. Bernard and was re-elected to this position, but resigned to come back to Clarksville.

Miss Young had a natural ability for her work and had received very flattering offers for out of town positions, her work excellence being widely recognized. One teacher has aptly said she was the burden bearer for others. She met every difficulty with a smile, and was ever bright and happy when at
work with the children, who all adored her. At the age of ten, Miss Young united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Her life, both in and out of the school room had been one that exemplified true Christianity. It might well be said that she had lived a life of service to the children of Clarksville, being a most devoted and tireless worker among the little children of the beginners classes. Miss Young is survived by her parents, two brothers, Earl Young, Nashville, Norman Young, St. Bethlehem, and one sister, Miss Madolin Young, of this city.

Educational circles, the children of this city, and Clarksville generally mourn with the bereaved family over the passing of this splendid young woman.

Services will be conducted at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Thursday. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Howell school will be closed at noon.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Leaf-Chronicle Sept. 26, 1922 p. 1

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Powell obituaries 1905 - 1933 from Montgomery Co., TN
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle and the Clarksville Star

Powell, Mr. Buck. Born in Montgomery Co., TN. Died 3 Feb. 1933, in Houston Co., TN, from injuries received in a fall. Son of Coon Powell. Leaves wife and several children. Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. (04 Feb 1933, p1.).

Powell, Mr. Elisha Davis. Born in Montgomery County, TN in 1848. Age 82 yrs. Died 21 Apr. 1930, at his home "Hickory Wild", near Kirkwood, TN. Married twice. First, married Mrs. Iantha Acree. Second, married Miss Lucy Clarke, who survives. Leaves following children: Mrs. V.E. Gray, Misses Jennie Powell and Nellie Powell, Mrs. W.A. Winn, Mrs. Raymond Murphy, Homer Powell, Porter Powell, and Albert Powell. Son of Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Powell of North Carolina. Methodist. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. (22 Apr. 1930, p.1).
Powell, Mrs. G. T. Died 12 Jan. 1925, at Walton's Chapel. Methodist for over fifty years. Leaves husband and four children. Mentions a daughter, Annie Powell. Poem included. Clarksville Star. (24 Feb 1925, p. 2). {MY COMMENTS: This is Joseph Powell (who's obit is also here), son's wife, Mary Matilda Stewart Powell b. 1857. She is buried with her husband and daughter Annie in Stewart Cemetery in Cheatham, Co., TN}. If you have further info on this family, please contact Thanks.
Powell, "Uncle" Howsen (colored). Born 23 Dec. 1856. Age 78 yrs. Died 2 Apr. 1934. Came to Montgomery Co., TN in 1874. Employee of American Snuff Co. Leaves wife, Celia Powell; four children, Martha Ellen Powell, Mary Lou Terrell, Jenksie Martin, and Richard Powell. Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. (4 Apr. 1934, p.6).
Powell, James. Age 75 yrs. Died 2 Feb. 1910, of apoplexy, at Adams, TN. Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. (2 Feb 1910, p.1).
Powell, Joe, age 77, died 15 Feb. 1905, in Oak Plains, TN. Leaves following children: Mrs. Lewis Smith, S.T. Powell, W.H. Powell, and J.T. Powell. Interment at Wiley Steward burying ground. Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. (16 Feb. 1905, p. 1). {MY COMMENTS: This is my Joseph Thomas Powell.......ST should be G.T. for George T.. W.H. stands for William Henry Powell, and J.T. stands for James Timothy Powell). Wiley Steward burying grounds is now named Stewart Cemetery}. Please contact me at if you have other info on this family. I'm still trying to find out who siblings and parents are of my Joseph Powell b. 1828 who married Rebecca Blanton in 1852 in Montgomery Co., TN).
Powell, John (colored). Age 43 yrs. Died 5 Jan. 1933, of heart disease, on Commerce and Tenth St. Porter for American Snuff Co. Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. (6 Jan 1933, p.6).
Powell, John V. Age 82 yrs. Died 19 Mar. 1914, in Paducah, KY. Father of Mrs. T. E. McReynolds. A former citizen of Montgomery Co., TN. Clarksville Daily Leaf Chronicle. (20 Mar. 1914, p.1).
Powell, Mrs. Mary Nancy. Born 12 Sept. 1852. Age 73 years. Died 8 Nov. 1925, in Salem, TN. Methodist. Leaves following children: Mrs. W. H. Yarbrough, J. Wiley Powell, Mrs. Ruby Wilcox, Mrs. Gorham Diffenderfer, J. Ebon Powell, Mrs. Gordon Coke, Mrs. T.K. Hennesy, Mrs. J. T. Hobbs. Leaves four borthers, J. H. Morrison, Walter, Morrison, Robert Morrison, and Rufus Morrison. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Morrison. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Clarksville Star. ( 10 Nov. 1925, p.3).
Powell, Nat. D., age 57, died 25 July 1908. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. (25 July 1908, p. 8).
Powell, Thomas. Age 75 yrs. Died 4 Oct. 1933, in Guthrie, KY. Leaves on daughter, Mrs. Lester Lannom. Husband of late Ada Grant Powell. Survived by three brothers, Cleve Powell, Nick Powell, and Beast Powell. Interment at Grant Cemetery. Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. (6 Oct. 1933).

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Baggett family members obituaries
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle (CLC) in Montgomery, Tennessee (1923-1937).
1. Baggett, Charlie. Age 45 yrs. Died 26 Feb. 1923, at Arlington, TN while attending the funeral of his father, Newt Baggett. Leaves wife. Interment at Arlington Cemetery. (CLC 1 Mar. 1923, p.1).

2. Baggett, Mr. Newt. Age 69 yrs. Died 25 Feb. 1923, of pneumonia, in Arlington, TN. Survived by several children. Interment at Arlington. (Probably Houston County, TN). (CLC 26 Feb. 1923, p.1).

3. Baggett, Marshall. Age 28 yrs. Died ca. 9 Apr. 1925, of tuberculosis, in Johnson City, TN. W.W. I soldier. Son of late Landie and Lula Baggett. Leaves wife, the former Miss Delina Blackwell and two children, Marshall (3 yrs) and Martha Delma (5 mos). Survived by three brothers, Herschel, Calvin, and Oscar. Interment at Marion Cemetery. (CLC 10 Apr. 1925, p. 1).

4. Baggett, Arthur Douglas. Born in St. Bethlehem, TN. Age 16 yrs. Died 10 Oct. 1926, CHS> student. Son of William B. and Mai Smith Baggett, who survive. Leaves grandmother, Mrs. J.J. Smith, three brothers, Joe, Billie, Jr., and Kenneth Willis Baggett and three sisters, Misses Frances, Louise and Margaret Baggett. Methodist. (CLC 11 Oct. 1926, p. 1).

5. Baggett, Mildred Maxie. Age 18 mos. Died 28 June 1926, on College St. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Baggett. Interment at Rye’s Cemetery. (CLC 29 June 1926, p.4).

6. Baggett, Richard. Age 81 yrs. Died 26 Aug. 1926, in Shiloh, TN. Leaves wife and four children, A.T., Isham, Dancey Baggett, and Mrs. Marshall Biter. Survived by one sister, Mrs. Susan Sinks. Interment at Baggett Cemetery. (CLC 26 Aug. 1926, p.1).

7. Baggett, Estelle. Age 18 mos. Died ca. 7 Apr. 1927, on Route 6. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Berry Baggett, who survive. Leaves on brother and one sistser. Funeral at Baggett’s Chapel. (CLC 8 Apr. 1927, p.6).

8. Baggett, Mrs. Mary M. Born in Montgomery Co., TN. Age 80 yrs. Died 4 Oct. 1927, at home of son, Bell Baggett, in Shiloh, TN. Wife of Esq. John Baggett. Survived by husband and eight children: Bell, Albert, Luther, Lewis, Arthur, Mrs. W.R. Fain, Mrs. Charles Yarbrough, Mrs. R. L. Pruitte and a son, William Baggett is deceased. Methodist. Maiden name was Miss Mary M. Underwood. Interment in family cemetery, near Hackberry. (CLC 5 Oct. 1927, p. 1).

9. Baggett, Bettie Ann. Age 1 yr. Died 15 June 1928, of colitis, in Oak Plains, TN. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Baggett. Leaves on brother. Second death in Baggett family in less than a week. Interment in family cemetery. (CLC 19 June 1928, p.2).

10. Baggett, Johnny Cage. Age 14 mos. Died 6 May 1928, of colitis. Son of Edgar Baggett and Mary E. Perry Baggett of Excell community. Interment at Baggett Cemetery. Leaves two brothers, Oscar Guy and Edgar Russell, two sisters, Mary Ethel and Hazel Grace Baggett. (CLC 7 May 1928, p. 2).

11. Baggett, Joseph. Born in Montgomery County, TN 2 May 1844. Age 85 yrs. Died 16 May 1929, near Hackberry, TN. Leaves wife, Mrs. Mary Smith Baggett, to whom he married in 1872. Nine children were born to this union, Will, A.B., H.E., Leonard, Lemond, Mrs. Lennie Yarbrough, Mrs. R. L. Dawson, Mrs. George Sardis and Mrs. Ethyl Underwood. Leaves one sister, Mrs. Lucy Biter; two half-brothers, Gill and C.M. Baggett. Cumberland Presbyterian. Son of William Baggett and Susan Davis Baggett. Interment at Baggett Cemetery. (CLC 16 May 1929, p. 1).

12. Baggett, Mrs. Lena Lee. Born in Montgomery County, TN 22 Feb. 1873. Age 54 yrs. Died 10 Jan. 1929, on Main and Seventh St. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Lee. Methodist. Leaves four sons, L.H., J.T., Howard, and Lewis Wickham; three daughters, Mrs. I.C. Ellis, Mrs. R.W. Sugg, Miss Baggett. Interment at Myers Cemetery. (CLC 10 Jan. 1929, p. 1).

13. Baggett, Mrs. Lorene. Born in Shiloh, TN 12 Sept. 1884. Age 45 yrs. Died 10 Nov. 1929, on High St. Baptist. Wife of W.O. Baggett. Survived by husband and following children: Misses Wava, Anna Belle, and Mildred Baggett, Paul and Clarence. Leaves on brother, Jesse Baggett and one sister, Mrs. John Baggett. Interment at Riverview Cemetery (CLC 12 Nov. 1929, p. 1).

14. Baggett, Smith. Born in Shiloh, TN 4 Jan. 1907. Age 23 yrs. Drowned 28 June 1930, at Dunbar Cave Swimming Pool. Son of James and Evie Morgan Baggett, who lived on Seventh and Main St. Leaves two brothers, Coy and Leroy Baggett; two sisters, Misses Edna and Estelle Byard Baggett. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. (CLC 28 June 1930, p. 1).

15. Baggett, Mrs. Mary. Born 15 Nov. 1844. Age 86 yrs. Died 18 Apr. 1931, near Hackberry, TN. Cumberland Presbyterian. Wife of late Josiah Baggett, who died in 1908. Daughter of late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baggett. Leaves two sons, W.E. and L.J. Baggett. Survived by two brothers, John and Allen Baggett.. Interment at Baggett Cemetery. (CLC 20 Apr 1931, p.1).

16. Baggett, Miss Ila. Age 22 yrs. Died 4 Aug. 1931, in Sylvia, TN. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Baggett, former citizes of Louise, TN, who survive.. Leaves four sisters, Mrs. Henry Westerman, Mrs. Irvin Castleberry, Mrs. John Story, and Miss Thelma; three brothers, Larry, Preston, and Newell Baggett. Interment in Sylvia, TN. (CLC 7 Aug. 1931, p. 3).

17. Baggett, Julia May. Born near Shiloh, TN. Age 13 yrs. 8 mos. Died 21 Feb 1931. Lingering illness. Daughter oif Dorsey and Lula Rye Baggett. Survived by parents; four brothers and one sister. Interment at Baggett Cemetery.. (CLC 24 Feb. 1931, p. 1).

18. Baggett, Robert. Born in Montgomery County, TN 21 Mar. 1856. Age 75 yrs. Died 22 Aug. 1931, on Washington St. Well known fiddler of Montgomery County and tin cutter by trade. Son of Jesse Baggett and Leona Hodges Baggett.. Leaves on brother, Joe Baggett; one sister, Rebecca Tye; half-sister, Amanda Underwood. Interment at Baggett Cemetery in Dist. #20. (CLC 24 Aug. 1931, p. 1).

19. Baggett, Mrs. Angie. Age 49 yrs. Died 21 Oct. 1932, of heart disease.. Wife of M.L. (Landy) Baggett. Maiden name was Miss Angie Yarbrough, daughter of late James and Later Mary Dickson Yarbrough. Leaves husband and following children: Carter, Herbert, Robert, John, Marion, Lawrence, Linnie, and Tennie. Leaves two brothers, Henry and Jessie Yarbrough; three sisters, Mr.s George Rye, Mrs. Walter Davis, and Mrs. Will Smith. Interment at family cemetery. (CLC 22 Oct. 1932, p. 1).

20. Baggett, Mrs. Cornelia. Died 28 Aug. 1932, in Grenada, Mississippi. Leaves on daugher, Mrs. J.F. Timmons. Survived by relative in Clarksville, Miss Matel Timmons and Robert Baggett. (CLC 2 Sept. 1932, p. 1).

21. Baggett, Mrs. J. D. (Louise). Born in Dover, TN in 1912. Age 21 yrs. Died 18 Sept. 1933, after taking strychnine, on Union St. Daughter of John and Callie Carney Scarbrough. Married 4 Jan. 1981 to J.D. Baggett. Survied by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Layton, Mrs. Bessie Hodges, and Mrs. Charles Lawrence; two brothers, John and Grady Scarbrough. Interment at Riverview Cemetery. (CLC 18 Sept. p. 1 also 21 Sept. 1933, p. 1).

22. Baggett, Marion. Born 10 Jan. 1921. Age 12 years. Died 22 Mar. 1933, near Cunningham, TN. Survived by father, M. L. Baggett, three brothers, Herbert and Carter Baggett; two sisters, Mrs. Burney Eades and Miss Tennie Baggett. His mother, Mrs. Agnes Yarbrough Baggett died ca. one year ago. Interment at Baggett Cemetery. (CLC 22 Mar. 1933, p. 1).

23. Baggett, Mr. Henry Wallace. Born in Montgomery County, TN. Age 80 yrs. Died 6 May 1933, in Cedar Hill, TN. Citizen of Woodford, TN. Married in early 1870 to Miss Jennie Stack, who is deceased. Seventeen children were born to this union, fourteen survive, Mrs. E.I. McGhee, Mrs. Willie Wilson, Mrs.. Hubert Nichols, Miss Virgie, Mrs. T.H. Lipscomb, Miss Anna, Rev. John C. Baggett, J. E., R. L., E.W.,T. H., M. C., Renous, and Phil Baggett. (CLC 8 May 1933, p. 1).

24. Baggett, Ray M. Born 1 June 1933. Age 7 mos. Died 3 Jan 1934, at home of parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Baggett, of Gum Springs. Leaves three sisters, maggie, mary Nell, and Evelyn; four brothers, Acie, Wade, Paul, and Herschel Baggett. Interment at Black Cemetery. (CLC 4 Jan. 1934, p.6).

25. Baggett, James W. Born in Stewart County, TN on 8 Nov. 1877. Age 58 yrs. Died 22 Sept. 1935. City policeman and workhouse keeper. Son of C.C. Baggett and Mary Nash Baggett. Married 12 Feb. 1898 to Miss Blanche Weatherford. Survivors include wife; one son, Carney B. Baggett; one daughter, Mrs. Garfield Manning; three brothers, W. R., Melvin, and Berry Baggett; foursisters, Mrs. J.M. Britt, Mrs. W. F. Mackens, Mrs. Isham Harris, and Mrs. J.H. Rye.. Interment at Riverview Cemetery. (NR) Picture included in original paper. (CLC 23 Sept. 1935, p. 1).

26. Baggett, Mrs. John Robert. Bron on 18 May 1857. Age 78 yrs. Died 12 Nov. 1935, from heart attach, in Lone Oak, TN Married twice. First, married Miss Sara Sykes, who is deceased. Children surviving first union are, Oliver Baggett, L.M. Baggett, and Mrs. Powell Baggett. Second marriedto Miss Willie Sykes, who died 1 Mar. 1920. Leaves following children by second union: Mrs. Isaac Biter, Mrs. Robert Lee, Howard and Fred Baggett. Sond of J. Baggett and Liza Davis. Interment at Davis Cemetery..(CLC 12 Nov 1935, p. 1).

27. Baggett, Walter. Born near Hackberry, TN on 6 Feb 1893. Age 42 yrs. Died 9 Aug. 1935, of tuberculosis, on Seventh St. Survivors include mother, Mrs. Sallie Smith Baggett; one brother, Howell; two sisters, Mrs. Jewell Reagan, and Mrs. Russell Eads. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Baggett. Carpenter by trade. W.W.I veteran. Interment at Davis Cemetery. (CLC 10 Aug. 1935, p.1).

28. Baggett, William. Born in Montgomery County, TN on 3 Sept. 1912. Died 22 July 1935, of typhoid fever, on Wahington St. Salesman. Son of James Baggett and Nancy Lyle Baggett, who survive. Leave six sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Albright, Misses Lizzie, Emma, Nina, Louise, and Lula E. Baggett. Interment at Riverview Cemetery. (CLC 23 July 1935, p. 1).

29. Baggett, Benjamin Franklin. Born in Montgomery County, TN on 24 June 1847. Age 89 yrs. Died 8 Dec. 1936, of heart attach, in Dist. #18. Son of late James Baggett and Nancy Davis Baggett who were early settlers of that region. Married the late Miss Mary Harvey, who died in 1912. Survivors include ten children: Dave, A.L. , Dillard, Sterling, Irwin, Norman, Miss Hettie, Mrs. Wilton Greenwell, Mrs. Idella Edwards, and Mrs. Ella Schmittou; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Zillifro. Interment at Harvey Cemetery. (CLC 9 Dec. 1936, p. 1).

30. Baggett, Elizabeth (Miss Bettie). Born in Montgomery County, TN on 29 Mar. 1846. Age 90 yrs. Died 24 Aug. 1936, in Cunningham, TN. Survived by one brother Ben Baggett; and one sister Mrs. Sarah Zellefro. Single. Interment at Baggett Cemetery. (CLC 25 Aug 1936, p. 1).

31. Baggett, Mrs. Mary J. Born on 14 Oct 1854. Age 82 yrs. Died 12 Oct. 1936, in Locust Grove, TN. Wife of late Joe O. Baggett who died in 1929. Survived by five sons, H.E., Will, Alfred, Leman, Leonard; four daughers, Mrs. George Sardis, Mrs. Melton Yarbrough, Mrs. Eldon Uinderwood, and Mrs. R.L. Dawson; one sister, Mrs. Martha Davidson. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Smith. Interment at Baggett Cemetery. (CLC 12 Oct. 1936, p. 1).

32. Baggett, Eddice. Born in Hickory Point, TN. Age 56 yrs. Died 3 Dec. 1937, in Detroit, MI. Son of late Robert and Mrs. Philanthia Swift Baggett. Marrried thirty-two years to Miss Willis Hodges. Survived by wife; three daughters, Mrs. William Miller, Mrs. William Newstead, and Miss Patricia Baggett; one son, Welborne; one brother, Emmett;’ one sister, Mrs. Charles Adkins. Interment in Detroit. (CLC 4 Dec. 1937, p. 1).

33. Baggett, Mrs. J. Bellfield. Born in Montgomery County., TN in 1868. Age 67 yrs. Died 5 Sept. 1937 in Shiloh, TN. Maiden name was Miss Sallie Ann Biter, daughter to late William Andrew Biter and Lucy Jane Biter. Married 6 Oct. 1889. Survived by husband; one son, Sterling Baggett, three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Rye, Mrs. Grady Powers, and Mrs. Lem Smith; four brothers, Robert Lee, William O., Marshell, and Charles Baggett; two sister5s, Mrs. Rhea Smith, and Mrs. Henry Underwood. Interment at Baggett Cemetery. (CLC 6 Sept. 1937, p. 1).

34. Baggett, Mrs. Joe. Born in Southside, TN 2 Jan. 1845. Age 92 yrs. Died 30 Mar. 1937, of flu, in Baggett's Chapel Community. Maiden name was Sarah Ann Trotter, daughter of Eliza Trotter, and Matissa Milam Trotter. Survived by husband; two daughters, Mrs. George Bryant, and Mrs. A.O. Harness; four sons, Emmett, James, W.O. and George Baggett; one brother, George Trotter; one half-brother, Wesley Trotter. Interment at Baggett’s Chapel Cemetery. (CLC 31 Mar 1937, p. 1).

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Blanton Obits dated 1871 - 1934 Montgomery County, TN.

Blanton, Mrs. G. A. Age 26 yrs. Died 1 May 1922, of pneumonia, near Oakland Church, in Dist. #1. Leaves husband, four children, three brothers and two sisters. Duaghter of Mr. and Mrs. George Binyard. Methodist. Interment at Oakland Cemetery. (CLC 1 May 1922, p. 1).

Blanton, Howard William. Died 9 Aug. 1922, at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Adkins, near Hickory Point. Mother of Mrs. Ransom Blanton, who died last May. Interment at Oakland Church. (CLC 10 Aug. 1922, p. 1).

Blanton, Margaret Floyd. Age 3 yrs. Died 5 Nov. 1934, at home of parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Blanton, near Hinton community. (CLC 8 Nov. 1934, p. 1).

Blanton, Martha b. 1804 NC died 12 Jan 1871 in Montgomery County who had 9 children. These children are as follows, and here is an approximate birth year for them - Mary Blanton 1829, Rebecca Blanton 1830, James Blanton 1833, William Blanton 1834, David Blanton 1836, Henry Blanton 1837, Nancy Blanton 1838, George Blanton 1841, and John Blanton 1844-may be found in 1850-60 census of Montgomery Co., TN. {Blanton, Mrs. Martha. Born in 1804). Age ca. 67 yrs. Died 12 Jan. 1871, near Fredonia, TN. Interment at Blanton Cemetery, in Dist. #14. (CLC 21 Jan 1871. p.3).

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Man Slays Grandson and Himself
G.C. Young also Shoots Daughter at Wife's Grave

A double tragedy was enacted in Greenwood cemetery about 10: 30 o'clock this morning when Gordon C. Young 46 years of age, an insurance writer with Interstate Life & Casualty Co., ended his own life after firing a bullet into his own brain after mortally wounding his four year old grandson, Harold Schlinker, shot and wounded his daughter and the mother of the child, Mrs. Edith Young Schlinker, former wife of Herbert Schlinker, at the grave of his wife, Mrs. Ora Durham Young whose death occurred January 30, 1927.

Young fell parallel to the grave and died instantly. The child was shot through the head, the bullet entering the right side of the head and coming out just above the left ear. Blood spattered the foot stone of his grandmother's grave near where he was standing. He died less than an hour later on the operating table in Clarksville hospital. Mrs. Schinker was some ten or fifteen yards away on the opposite side of the grave and received a painful wound in the back of the head, which is not regarded as serious.

Jack White, and employee of the cemetery was working about one hundred and twenty-five yards away, heard the shots which he described as coming in quick succession. he looked up in time to see Mr. Young crumple and heard the daughter screaming----------------- her little boy and her father, she started for help. She met Sam Batie, superintendent of the cemetery and White coming toward the ----. Mr. Batie drove her to his home at the cemetery gates and called an ambulance. He then returned to the grave to get the child. Mrs. Schlinker and the little boy were conveyed to the hospital by Mr. Batie. Fred White and Jack Willoughby stayed with the dead man until the ambulance arrived. Mr. Batie said the first words Mrs. Schlinker said when she reached were "Daddy shot me, my baby and himself." She was exceedingly nervous and was suffering with wound in the back of her head.

Mr. Young had made daily pilgrimages to the grave and sometimes went twice a day. It is believed Mr. Young suffered from melancholia which led him to commit the tragedy. This morning he left the office of the insurance company about 7 o'clock after exchanging greetings with other employees and returned about 9 o'clock. Mrs. Turner, bookkeeper said he seemed rather unusual. He usually exchanged greetings and jokes, but he hardly said a word and hurriedly left. It is believed he drove to the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Durham, Crossland Ave. grandparents of Mrs. Schinker with whom she and the child resided and persuaded them to accompany him to the grave. Mrs. Schlinker had some flowers which she planned to place on the grave of her mother. Mrs. Schlinker was too nervous to be questioned this afternoon, but it is supposed that upon reaching the grave, Mr. Young suddenly whipped out his revolver and and began firing. Until today there had been nothing unusual about Mr. Young's actions, and it is believed that he became demented this morning. The fact that he did not usually carry a revolver pointed to the belief that he decided upon the tragedy some time this morning, probably between 7 and 9 o'clock.

Mr. Young had been in the insurance business for several years and was widely known and was exceedingly popular in Clarksville and New Providence. He was an employee of the Interstate Life Insurance Co. and was described by W.N. Anderson, manager as being efficient, popular and friendly. "One could always depend on Gordy Young," he said. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Young is survived by his parents, daughter, and five sisters, Miss Helen Young, Mrs. Morton Cooke, Mrs. Will Riggins, Mrs. Clay Williams and Mrs. Herman Riggins. The child is survived by his parents, maternal great- grandparents,Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Durham and paternal great grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clint Young. Funeral arrangements have not been made this afternoon.

Source: (Clarksville, Tennessee) Leaf-Chronicle August 13, 1928 p. 1

Note: There is much more information in the Leaf-Chronicle the next day, August 14, 1928 p. 1


Clarksville relatives have received word of the death in San Antonio, Texas, of Samuel E. Garrard, 74, a native and until ten years ago, a resident of Montgomery county. Mr. Garrard had been in failing health, for several years, and his death was not unexpected.

Mr. Garrard was born in Montgomery County, near the Mount Pleasant Church, the son of the late Stanford L. and Mary Jane Young Garrard. For about eleven years prior to his removal to Texas, he had been ill, but continued to conduct his farm in the Mount Pleasant Methodist Church community. He was widely known in the county and enjoyed many friendships.

Surviving Mr. Garrard are his widow, the former Miss Annie Laurie Riggins, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jackson Riggins, 7 children, Julia Garrard, Sudie Garrard, Stanley Garrard, Mrs. George Southall, all of San Antonio, Mrs. Thomas Garrard, Bailey Garrard, Martha Garrard , two brothers, Charles Garrard and Edward Garrard, and a sister, Mrs. J.P. Haynes; one son. Leslie, died four months ago.

Mr. Garrard was a member of the Methodist church and was a splendid character, possessed of many fine qualities, a devotion to family, friends, and his church duties. It is understood the burial will be in San Antonio.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Leaf-Chronicle June 20, 1927 p. 1

An Old citizen Gathered To Her Father's Yesterday Afternoon at 5:30.
Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Walthal in the eighty-eighth year of a useful life.

Mrs. Elizabeth Walthal, the venerable mother of T.W. and T.N. Walthal and Mrs. P.C. Gowan, died at the home of the latter in the Sixth district of this county, yesterday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock. She had been an invalid for six years. Mrs. Walthal was the stepmother of Mrs. Carcuff, of this city, and Mrs. Burchette near the city, and an own aunt of Messrs. Booth Bros., of St. Bethlehem.

Mrs. Walthal was born near Petersburg, Va. Jan. 11, 1811. She removed to this county, when a mere child, her father being the late Jos. Pollard, a well known citizen in his time. In the year 1840, she was married to T.B. Walthal. She passed, accordingly, the greater part of her useful life in this county. She was a member of the Methodist church for many years and lived the life of a consistent Christian,

Owing to the extreme severity of the weather, the remains of Mrs. Walthal will be deposited temporarily in the receiving vault in Greenwood cemetery, where they will await interment after the weather has sufficiently moderated. Due notice will be given hereafter. The family have a very large circle of friends whose sympathy go out at this time in their time of bereavement.

Source: (Clarksville, Tennessee) Daily Leaf-Chronicle Friday 13, 1889 p. 1

Notes: I checked the weather for that date, and the temperature was -18 F and +8 F the next day. The burial did not take place until Feb. 28th. when the ground thawed. (MRW)

P. C. Gowan

Mr. Peter Carl Gowan, after an illness of several weeks from a complication of diseases, passed away at his home near St. Bethlehem, this morning at the age of 63 years.

He was a member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church, and had served as a Deacon there for several years.
He is survived by his wife, who is a sister of Thomas Washington Walthal and Theodore N. Walthal.

Mr. Gowan was born and reared in District # 3 of this county, but had lived near St. Bethlehem for about 30 years. His life in that community was one of strictest integrity, and was such as to draw him the friendship of all who knew him. He was kind and generous to those in need, and ever ready to serve those in distress.

The funeral will be conducted from his home this afternoon with burial in Greenwood cemetery.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Leaf-Chronicle June 29, 1917 p. 1

Mrs. Elizabeth Gowan

After a critical illness of short duration during which she was confined to her bed for two weeks, Mrs. Elizabeth Walthal Gowan passed away at her home near St. Bethlehem Wednesday afternoon.

Always of frail and delicate condition, her physician had considered her condition much better for a year until she became ill about two weeks ago, and gradually became worse until the end came peacefully.

Despite her frailty, Mrs. Gowan had lived to a ripe age. On September 1, had had celebrated her seventy-sixth birthday anniversary. She was born at the old Walthal homestead on September 1, 1852. Her parents, Thomas Braxton Walthal and Elizabeth (Pollard) Walthal, were pioneer settlers of this county and she lived her entire life inside its boundaries.

In December, 1884, she was married to Mr. Peter C. Gowan in the home in which she died, living at the time of her marriage with her brother, the late Theodore N. Walthal and his family. Later, purchasing the home from her brother, she and her husband became residents there for the remainder of a long married life. Eleven years ago, in 1917, her husband preceded her to the grave, and she sold this home to Mr. and Mrs. Ross Bellamy but reserved a room in it and continued to live there with them. She was a woman of strong home ties and reserved disposition, but had many friends who enjoyed her hospitable home. Mrs. Gowan had received her education at the old Clarksville Female Academy.

She had no children, but was tenderly devoted to her nieces and nephews, among whom were Mrs. Ross Bellamy, Mrs. W.W. Warfield, Mrs. George Holloway, Mrs. Dick Perkins, Mrs. Lillian Patterson, Mrs. Sara Spicer, of St. Petersburg, Fl., Edward, Thomas, Frank, Ernest, Theodore, and Robert Walthal.

Living in the home with her niece, Mrs. Ross Bellamy, she had received tender care and attention from the time of her widowhood.

Mrs. Gowan had been a member of the Methodist church for a number of years, and never failed to contribute to all of its departments. She was a devoted Christian woman.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Leaf-Chronicle 1928 (failed to copy month and date)

Joseph R. Cooley

J. R. Cooley was found dead in his store here this morning with his skull crushed by a lick with an ax. His watch and money were gone and the door found ajar. He was found lying on the floor, having been killed while weighing some meat, and was struck from behind. The store is in the outskirts of this city, and nothing was known of the killing until this morning, though he must have been killed early in the night. No clue yet as to the murderer, but the coroner's jury is investigating the case. The deceased was well thought of here and was doing a good business. If the murderer is captured, he will hang for sure.

J. R. Cooley was a native of Montgomery county, having been brought up in the Eighth district. He was a brother to Mrs. Isaac Peterson Howard, and a half brother to John Booth, of St. Bethlehem. He was about 35 years old, and spent nearly all of his life until six years ago, in this county living several years in New Providence, doing business with J. J. Garrott, S. Buckley and Thomas Riggins. Six years ago he went to Florida where for two years he held a responsible position with Muskeegan Lumber Company before he went into business for himself.

We trust the law will not be thwarted in administering to the murderers the punishment this horrible deed demands.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Semi- Weekly Tobacco Leaf February 26, 1886


Mrs. Lillie Booth Morrison, 61, wife of the late George Roman Morrison, of Dover Rd. died Feb. 24, 1938, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Sallie Owen, whom she was visiting. Funeral services will be at the residence and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery, Clarksville, Tennessee.

She was born April 26, 1876, the daughter of Mrs. Ella Booth who survives, along with two sons, W. A. Morrison and J.P. Morrison, two daughters, Ernestine Morrison and Mrs. Dave McGhee, four brothers, Ed, Lawrence, Charles and John Booth, three sisters, Mrs. Sallie Owen, Mrs. James Owen, and Mrs. J.H. Stacey, all of this county. Her husband to whom she was married in 1910 preceded her in death five years ago.
Mrs. Morrison had been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church since she was a child.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Leaf-Chronicle Feb. 25, 1938 p 1

Complete funeral arrangements were announced today for George Roman Morrison, 60, whose death occurred at his home on Highway 76, Montgomery County, Tennessee. He was a prominent farmer and former timber man. The funeral rites will be conducted from his home which for many years had been known for its Southern style of hospitality.

Mr. Morrison's death removes one of the county's most widely known citizens, one possessed of a wide spread of friendship and acquaintanceship. With the exception of a number of years spent in Arkansas and Mississippi in the timber business with W.A. Matthews and Company, Mr. Morrison was a lifetime resident of Montgomery County. His parents were the late Thomas and Annie Trotter Morrison, and he was married on June 5, 1910 to Miss Lillie Booth who survives. He leaves two sons, J. F. and W.A. Morrison, two daughters, Misses Ernestine and Margaret Morrison who reside in the family home.

At the age of 19, he lost an arm in an accident, but his physical handicap did not deter him in his desire to be successful in life. His home was widely known for its hospitality, and rare were the days or weeks when friends were not his guests.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Leaf-Chronicle September 30, 1932 p 1

Mrs. Minnie Gordon Booth Dies of Burns.
Rites Wednesday
Hopelessly burned when her clothing caught fire while standing by a stove at her home in St. Bethlehem Saturday, Mrs. Minnie Gordon Booth, 76 years old, died at the home about 6 o'clock Monday night, Nov. 3, 1945.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at McReynolds Chapel, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Booth had placed a stick of wood in the heater and it partially protruded from the fire box door. Turning her back to the stove, she was reading when the fire ignited her dress. Crying for help, she ran from the house, her clothing enveloped in flames. Her daughter, Mrs. Bryant McGhee, heard her mother's cries and rushed to her. She extinguished the flames with water, but Mrs. Booth was unconscious from third degree burns and never revived.

A lifelong resident of Montgomery county, Mrs. Booth was born April, 28, 1869. At the age of eighteen, she was married to Charles Thomas Booth, who died nine years ago. Surviving are her three of her five daughters, Mrs. Bryant McGhee and Mrs. Josephine Townsend, both of St. Bethlehem, and Mrs. Ira Payne Jones, of Nashville. She is also survived by three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren,

Of a sympathetic nature, Mrs. Booth was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist church.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Leaf-Chronicle Nov. 6, 1945 p 1


Charles Dickens Booth, native of Montgomery Co. Tennessee, died in San Francisco, California, after he fell from the third floor of his apartment house. He was 38 years old, was born and reared in Montgomery County and was the son of Charles Thomas Booth and Minnie Gordon Booth, Montgomery Co., Tennessee. His body was cremated in accordance with his wishes.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Leaf-Chronicle Nov. 18, 1927 p. 3

James Dallas Booth enlisted in the Confederate Army in Montgomery Co., Tennessee May 27, 1861. Private Co. G 14th Tennessee Infantry. He was killed in action May 31, 1862 at the Battle of Seven Pines, Fair Oaks, Virginia.

He was 18 years old. He was the son of Wesley Daniel Booth and Rachel Chisenhall of Montgomery County, Tennessee.

Ordeal By Fire by Charles Wallace Cross--A History of The Fourteenth Tennessee Infantry Regiment, CSA.

Source: Clarksville (Tennessee) Daily Chronicle, August 22, 1896 p.1 (obituary was published 34 years later.)

Above obituaries submitted by Margaret Winders at

Mr. Hamilton Cornell
January 15, 1884

Mr. Hamilton Cornell, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Montgomery County, died at his home yesterday morning at 2 o'clock of bronchitis, aged about 78 years. He has been a sufferer for several years, having been almost blind for a period of seven years, and totally blind for several days before his death. He leaves seven children, all of age except two, his wife having been accidentally burned to death some time ago. He will be buried at the family burying ground, near his late residence at 11 o'clock today.

Mr. Cornell came to Clarksville from Louisville, KY, over forty years ago, and since that time, we understand, has resided in this county and was at all times since his residence among us recognized as a good citizen and man. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, holding his membership at Lafayette, Christian County, KY. The Leaf notes with pain the removal by death of another of the old landmarks of this county.

submitted by: Teresa Rader Morewitz

Koon Obituary
Submitted by Wiley E. Koon, Jr.

Obituary-Paris [Tennessee] Post Intelligencer-Monday-8 Feb 1954-pg 1.


Obituary: C. A. Dority Dies At Age 86; Was Masonic Leader-C. A. Dority, well known former railroad man and a leader in local Masonic circles, died last night at the Gilmore Nursing Home in Nashville. He was 86. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at ten o'clock at McEvoy Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. W. M. Bigham and Rev. O. E. Turner officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery, with Masonic rites at the grave. Mr. Dority was a former employee of the L&N Railroad Company, and later served as an officer on the Paris police department. He made his home at 312 Lee Street with a daughter, Mrs. H. N. Satterwhite. Mr. Dority was very active in Masonic circles, and through the years served at the head of nearly all local divisions of the organization. He has been Worshipful Master of Paris Lodge No. 108, F&AM; High Priest of Royal Arch Masons; Thrice Illustrious Master of Council No. 92, Royal Select Masons; Commander of No. 16 Knights Templar; and a member of the Martha Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. He received one of Masonry's most cherished honors when the "order of the silver trowel" was conferred on him in Nashville. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Florence Smith. who died in 1901. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Paris. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Satterwhite, of Paris; one son Jack Dority, of Columbus, Ohio; and a grandson Joe Satterwhite, of Nashville.
!Obituary-Clarksville Leaf Chronicle-Feb 1985.


Obituary: Roy Frank Dority, 84, Paradise Hill Road, died Friday at his home after an extended illness. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at McReynolds-Nave Chapel with the Rev. Virgil Allison officiating. Burial will be in Dotsonville Church of Christ Cememtery. Visitation will be until the hour of the service. Dority was born in Montgomery County on Oct. 19, 1900, the son of Thomas and Addie Shephard Dority. He was a member of Dotsonville Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Nattie Seay Dority, Clarksville; two sons, Frank Dority, Clarksville, and Billy Dority, Smyrna; one daughter, Joan Riggins, Clarksville; two sisters, Ester Fambrough, Clarksville and Rochia Butts, Boynton, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Eugene Dority, Donald Dority, Bobby Dority, David Dority, Danny Dority and Russell Harris.
!Obituary-3 Apr 1981-Clarksville Leaf Chronicle-pg 11A.


OBITUARY: William Robert Dority, 73, of Route 9, died today at Memorial
Hospital following an extended illness. He was a farmer. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at McReynolds-Nave Chapel with the Rev. Virgil Allison and the Rev. Dave Fambrough officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Montgomery County, Mr. Dority was born March 15, 1908, The son of the late
Matthew Thomas Dority and Addie Shepherd Dority. He was a member of Dotsonville Baptist Church and was a past director of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau. Surviving are his widow, Claytie Davidson Dority; four sons, Eugene Dority, Donald Dority, and Larry Dority, all of Clarksville, and Charles Dority, Tampa, Fla; one daughter, Mildred Batey, Clarksville; one brother, Roy Dority, Clarksville; two sisters, Ester Fambrough, Clarksville, and Rocia Butts, Boynton Beach, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be James Davidson, Edwin Davidson, Robert Ellis, Nick Petrochko, Jack Marshall and Lawrence Riggins.


Clarksville Leaf Chronicle-9 Apr 1940: MAN, GIRL ARE BURNED IN GAS FIRE-Both Expected to recover-In Hospital
A little girl and her elderly grandfather were burned seriously at 10 o'clock this morning when some gasoline spilled on the floor of their Beaumont Avenue Home was accidently ignited. The victims who are expected to recover unless complications develope are five year old Julia Mae Lewis, daughter of Mrs. Oscar Lewis, and Mrs. Lewis's father Lonnie Lewis (should be Lonnie Dority) age 63. Both are under treatment at Clarksville Hospital. The fire started after the little girl dropped a gallon container of the highly inflammable fuel in front of the open fireplace. Mrs. Lewis told hospital attendants that she was mopping the gasoline up with a rag when the fire started. Apparently the child had spilled some of the gas on her clothing. She was the first to become ignited. The flames flared up so quickly that the child was badly burned within a few seconds and before the mother could smother the fire out with a quilt which she seized from a bed nearby. The fire then spread to the bed on which Mr. Lewis [Dority] was confined, severely ill. The elderly man screamed out in pain as the flames reached him and he was unable to move unassisted. As soon as she smothered out the child's clothing, Mrs. Lewis dragged her father out of his flaming bed. By that time the neighbors had reached the home. The child was first rushed to the hospital and when fireman reached the scene, Chief John Roche had the man also removed to the institution. Physicians said the child was badly burned on one leg, one arm and about the face. Mr. Lewis [Dority] received slightly less severe burns on both legs, one hand and his face.The mother's face was painfully blistered. Neighbors dragged the burning bed clothing and mattresses out of the house and extinguished them with buckets of water after putting out the fire on the floor of the room.

Clarksville Leaf Chronicle-10 Apr 1940:
A little girl and her grandfather were conveyed to Clarksville Hospital, both
badly burned from a gasoline fire.

Clarksville Leaf Chronicle-11 Apr 1940:
Fire Victims Are Improved-While the complication danger has not yet passed, two fire victims who were seriously burned shortly before noon Tuesday in an accident in their home, were reported to be in a satisfactory condition at Clarksville Hospital today. The patients, Lonnie Dority, 63 years of age, and his granddaughter, Julia Mae Lewis, 5, who reside on Beaumont Avenue, are reported to be resting as well as could be expected today. The child's mother is Mrs. Oscar D. Lewis, daughter of Mr. Dority. Mrs. Lewis received slight facial burns as she extinguished flames that burned her little girl's clothing practically off and then spread to the sick bed of Mt. Dority, after the child spilled a gallon of gasoline on the floor in front of an open grate. The condition of neither patient is considered critical.

Lonnie Dority died of burns received in this fire on 29 May 1940.
!Obituary- Clarksville Leaf Chronicle--16 Jun-1904.


Obituary: Child Dead-The eight year old child of Henry (John) Scutter, who lives on the Public Square, died this morning. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning. Interment will be in the City Cemetery.

***Note***McReynold's Funeral Home records state that Harry was six years old at the time of death.
!Obituary-Clarksville Leaf Chronicle-25 Nov 1957-pg 1.


Obituary: Funeral services for Aden Dority, 67, were held Sunday afternoon at McReynolds Chapel by the Rev. T. W. Mayhew. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery. Mr. Dority was a native of Montgomery County, and had spent his entire life here. Survivors include a brother, Tom Dority, Minnesota [should be Montana]; and a sister Lennie Dority, Clarksville.
!Obituary-Clarksville Leaf Chronicle-29 Nov 1957-pg 1.


Obituary: Miss Linnie Dority, 63, died at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Clarksville Hospital following a week long illness. Funeral services are for this afternoon at 3:30 at McReynolds Chapel by the Rev. T. W. Mayhew. Burial will be in Riverview. Miss Dority was a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, An only survivor is Tom Dority, a brother, of Minnesota [should be Montana]. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Obituary-Clarksville, Tn. Newspaper 22-Jul-1911.


Obituary: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dority died Thursday, July 20, at her home in the Ninth District from the infirmities of old age, from which she had suffered more than a year. She was buried yesterday at the Haynes burying ground with funeral sevices by Rev. F. P. Dodson, pastor of Blooming Grove church. She is survived by three sons, C. A., Thomas and Samuel Dority. She had been a member of the Methodist church since she was fifteen years old. She had been a resident of Montgomery county all of her life, and was highly esteemed for her many good traits of character.

*Note-At the time of her death a daughter also survived her, Frances (Frankie) Dority Scudder.
!Obituary-Nashville Tennessean-28 Oct 1931.


(All of the people below were born in Montgomery County)
Obituary: Scudder-Tuesday morning at 11:30 o'clock, Oct. 27, 1931, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. J. Lannom, 323 Fiftieth avenue north, Mrs. Annie [Dority] Scudder, age 73 years; mother of Mrs. H. J. Lannom of this city, Mrs. J. I. Sklar of St. Louis, Mo., John Scudder and Lonnie Daugherty [Dority] of Erin, Tenn. Funeral services from the residence Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Elder E. L. Craddock. Interment Spring Hill cemetery. Roesch-Johnson-Charlton Co., funeral directors, 1529 Broadway.
!Obituary-Clarksville Leaf Chronicle-May 29 1944


Thomas M. Dority died Sunday at 11:30 of a heart attack at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. E. L. Bartee of Dotsonville. Mr. Dority had been in failing
health for several months. Funeral services will be conducted at the Central
Methodist Church of Dotsonville at 10 o'clock Tuesday Morning by the Rev. Noel Smith. His wife, Mrs. Addie Shepherd Dority preceded him in death last
November. Surviving are three sons, Roy and Lois Dority of Adams and William
Dority of Clarksville, Route 4; three daughters, Mrs. Leslie Powers, Norfolk,
Va. Capt. Rochia Dority Butts, Women's Army Corps. now stationed at Boca Raton, Fla., and Mrs. Bartee, and a brother, C. A. Dority of Paris. Mr. Dority was a member of the Dotsonville Baptist Church

Submitted by Mary


Was Prominent Farmer for Many Years

James Wilson Pollard, widely known and beloved resident of St. Bethlehem died at 6 AM today at the age of 83 years. He had been a semi-invalid for a number of years, but until recently he had been comparatively active. His conditions grew critical Sunday, a week ago and his death this morning was not unexpected.

Mr. Pollard's death ends a picturesque career. He was born June 18, 1845, a son of Byard T. Pollard and Mrs. Susanne Herndon Pollard, on the old Pollard place located on West Fork creek in District 6. At the age of 18 he ran away from home and went to Guthrie, KY., and enlisted in Company B. Fifteenth Kentucky regiment which was encamped there. His abilitry as a soldier soon won promotion for him and he was commissioned as second lieutenant. Shortly afterwards the regiment suffered such a heavy loss of men that it was combined with the Eighth Kentucky regiment, and was known afterwards as the mounted infantry, horses having been furnished the men.

December 30, 1864, Mr. Pollard was captured by federal troops and was taken to Columbus, Ohio, where he was imprisoned until May, 1865, when he was exchanged for federal prisoners. Before, Mr. Pollard could locate his regiment the war closed and he returned home with fifty cents in his pocket to begin his career as a farmer.

Submitted by Randy Rubel


Davis, James B. age ~ca 45 years old. Died 5 January 1887 on 1st Street of pneumonia. Bricklayer by trade. Confederate Soldier. Served 49th Co. A Tennessee Infantry. Leaves wife and large family. Presbyterian interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Semi Weekly Tobacco Leaf. 8 February 1887 p1.

Davis, Nancy J. age 66. Died 28 February 1911 while visiting relatives in Clarksville. Born and raised in this city. Survived by six children: Mrs Ellen Reese, J.R. Davis, C.H. Davis, J.M. Davis, Ed T Davis, & Mrs Hettie Hullett. Leaves one brother William Orrell. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. 28 February 1911. p1.

Davis, William Henry. Died 29 April 1866. Infant son of James and Nancy Davis of Clarksville, TN. Clarksville Weekly Chronicle. 4 May 1866. p3.

Davis, Alma. Age 8 years old. Died 13 June 1886 in Ward #3, Clarksville, TN. Daughter of Mrs. James Davis. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Clarksville Weekly Chronicle. 19 June 1886. p.7.

Davis, Miss Mary. Age 18 years. Died 22 May 1891 in South Clarksville, daughter of the late James Davis. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle. 22 May 1891. p2.

Davis, Louis. Age 20 years. Died 19 April 1900 at a saw mill in South Clarksville. Son of James Davis of Clarksville, TN. Daily Leaf Chronicle. 19 April 1900. p3.

Submitted by Suzanne Hampton

Martha Moore ORGAIN
Clarksville Weekly Chronicle
25 July 1874, pg. 3

Mrs. Martha Moore Orgain

The funeral of this good woman was preached and the burial service performed by the writer, July 18, 1874. She was born near Petersburg, Va., Feb. 25, 1805 and died in Montgomery county, Tenn., July 17, 1874. She was married to Thos. Orgain, Esq., September 25, 1822. At the age of about 13 years she professed religion and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which she remained throughout life. Her death was unusually triumphant. "Rejoice--I am almost home--I am welcome." were her last utterances, as she quietly, and with marvelous presence of mind to the last moments of her life, fell asleep in Jesus. The most eminent trait of her christian character was meekness, the most difficult, perhaps, of all the fruits of the
Spirit to possess and retain. This, however, was her most prominent characteristic throughout a career of more than half a century in the service of God. To this fact, all who have known her in the the past bear testimony. She was the mother of eleven children, only four of whom survive her.* So uniform and exemplary was her christian course that all of them, except those who died in infancy were induced to give their hearts to Jesus and become members of the church with her, but the crowning work of her life was that of influencing her husband after nearly fifty-two of prayers and tears, to seek and obtain "the pearl of great price." Having lived long enough to see this, the fondest desire of her heart accomplished--which event occurred about three weeks before her death, at the remarkable age of 78 years and 10 days (I think this is referring to Mr. Orgain's age)--she was then, like Simeon when he looked upon the infant Savior in the temple, ready to depart in peace. She was taken sick while ministering to the temporal comfort of her husband, who is at present afflicted with partial paralysis, and speedily her disease, which was of an intestinal nature character, hurried her to her home in heaven, where, doubtless, the family circle will be complete.


*One of the living children was Minerva Orgain EDMONDSON, widow of Benjamin EDMONDSON and mother of Bennetta & Benjamin Repps EDMONDSON.

**A. T. GOODLOE preformed the marriage ceremony of Bennetta EDMONDSON and James Wiley DICKSON in 1875. He may have been pastor of the Salem Methodist Church in Montgomery County at this time.

Submitted by Russ James

Nancy Jane* Jones EDMONDSON

Clarksville Weekly Chronicle
30 Aug. 1873, pg. 3

At her residence in this county, August 25th, 1873, after a protracted illness, Mrs. NANCY EDMONDSON, relict of the late Samuel Edmondson, aged 77 years, 1 month and 20 days.

Mrs. Edmondson was born in Brunswick county, Va., in 1796, came to this county in 1815, and has resided here ever since. She was a loving and faithful wife, a fond and devoted mother, a firm friend and a kind neighbor. Her funeral was preached by Rev. W. Mooney to a large concourse of mourning friends and neighbors, who followed her remains to the grave.

* At the time of this transcription, I have no documented evidence of the middle name "Jane". Other researchers appear to have generally accepted the name "Jane" but I don't know the source. 9/6/02

Submitted by Russ James

Clarksville Weekly Chronicle
22 Jan. 1876, pg. 3

--Died in this county, on the 18th inst., Mr. THOMAS ORGAIN, aged 79 years. He was one of the oldest citizens of the county, and had been sorely afflicted for several years with paralysis. He was an honest, true-hearted man, and leaves a large circle of relatives and friends who mourn his loss.

From the same paper and same page but different column:


At his residence in this county, on the 18th inst., after a lingering illness, THOMAS ORGAIN, aged 79 and 7 months.

Submitted by Russ James

George MARLOWE Obit

George W. Marlowe, 80, died Thursday (12 Aug 1982) at his residence
following an extended illness.
He was a member of the Yellow Creek community and a retired farmer.
Mr. Marlowe also was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McReynolds-Nave Chapel with
the Rev. Howard Herndon officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood
Mr. Marlowe was born in Montgomery County on Oct. 22, 1901, the son
of the late George W. Marlowe Sr. and Louise Gee Marlowe.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Bailey Marlowe.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Vivian Terrell, of Clarksville;
and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be John Bailey, Gary Story, Floyd Goodgoin, Glen
Atkins, John Hodges, Robert Hodges , Ivie Harris and William Marshall.

Submitted by Norris

Capt. Thomas Herndon, Confederate Veteran, Answers Final Roll Call

DAILY LEAF-CHRONICLE, CLARKSVILLE, TN, October, 21, 1918 (date of death Oct. 20, 1918).

Saw Gallant Service as Captain of Company K
News was received Sunday by C. B. Lyle stating that Capt. Thomas Herndon had died early in the morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. B. McGehee, at Gulfport, Miss. While Capt. Herndon had not been in good health for the past few montths, his condition was not considered serious, so the news of his death came as a great shock and surprise.
Thomas Herndon was born in Orange County, N.C., eighty years ago, the son of Tempest Rigsbee and Chesley Herndon. In early youth he came to Montgomery County. In April, 1861, he enlisted in Company L, 14th Tennessee Regiment. He was commanding Company K at the Battle of Gettysburg, when he was captured. For twenty months he was a prisoner on Johnson's Island.
At the close of the war Capt. Herndon returned to Montgomery County, and in February, 1866, was married to Sarah Beaaumont Dinwiddie. Of the seven children born to them only Mrs. Arch Trawick survives. Mr. Jeff Herndon and Mrs. C. B. Lyle preceded their father to the grave several years ago.
In 1881 Capt. Herndon was married to Laura G. Coleman. Mrs. Herndon and two children of this marriage are living, Mrs. R. B. McGehee of Gulfport, Miss. and Chesley C. Herndon, of Tulsa, Okla. For nearly fifty years Capt. Herndon was identified with the tobacco business of Clarksville and Paducah. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a Knight of Pythias.
Capt. Herndon was a man of sterling qualities and high principle, and so long as he was in business showed an unusual degree of activity. He had been making yearly visits to Clarksville until this summer, when he was unable to make the trip.
The body, accompanied by the widow and Col. R. B. McGehee, will reach Clarksville Tuesday morning over the L. & N. at 8:40, and will be conveyed immediately to Greenwood Cemetery, where burial services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Cherry and the Knights of Pythias. The following gentlemen will act as pall bearers:
Honorary---H. W. Ritter, W. R. Bringhurst, A. R. Gholson, John Hurst, Wm. M. Daniel, J. M. Bowling.
Active---W. B. Young, Dr. N. L. Carney, J. W. Keesee, W. E. Beach, John T. Cunningham, Harry S. Titus.

Obituary of Frances (Fannie) Manley Lee Coleman (born Stewart County, TN, February 6, 1821) from Clarksville "Weekly Chronicle" of November 14, 1885, page 2.
  "Death of Mrs. F. M. Coleman
On Friday, Nov. 6, Mrs. Fannie M. Coleman, wife of A. K. Coleman and mother of M. B. Coleman and Mrs. Thos. Herndon, died at her home near Oakwood. She was nearly sixty-five years of age and for the past two years had been a constant sufferer. As a kind and gentle woman, beloved by all, a devout member of the Methodist church; a good neighbor, and a loving and true wife, and a faithful mother and grand mother, she will be sadly missed. Be comforted, loved ones, God has taken her home, and there she will wait, with little Willie and Laura, your coming. Her remains were brought here on Saturday and interred at Greenwood cemetery.


Obituary of Laura Gertrude Coleman Herndon from Troy "Messenger", July 26, 1937.

In the early morning hours of July 26, 1937, in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Bruce McGehee of Troy, Alabama, Mrs. Laura Coleman Herndon answered the call to enter into the Father's house. Triumphantly she had lived her life, and death was for her but the opening of a door into the larger, fuller life there. She was the daughter of Abram Ketchison and Frances Lee Coleman, whose forebears came from the Carolinas and Virginia to settle in Tennessee. As her mother's name indicates, the blood of the Lees of Virginia flowed in her veins. She was born near the city of Clarksville, Tennessee, May 17, 1854.Her people were of the staunch Methodist persuasion and their homes were the homes of the Circuit Riders of those early days. Her father was for over sixty years the District Steward of his charge. It is not to be wondered that nurtured in such an atmosphere she grew into a beautiful and useful womanhood.
On November 16, 1881, she was married to Captain Thomas Herndon, and in the city of Clarksville most of her married life was spent. Both Captain and Mrs. Herndon were life-long members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Mrs. Herndon was for many years a teacher, a vocation for which she was by temperament and training spendidly endowed. In the latter years of her life she also taught classes in the Sunday schools of the churches where she lived. Until a very short time before her passing she taught a class of high school girls in the most effective manner. Through the years she followed with interest the careers of the many young people whom she had taught, always noting with delight their progress and development.
The writer of this sketch knew and admired her and he finds it difficult to write with due restraint of the many virtues which marked her life. She was beautiful and charming even to the end of her life, and her mind was active and alert to all that was happening in the world. She never seemed to grow old mentally and was never pessimistic in her outlook on life. It was a graceful old age, and "in the evening of time," according to the Word, "it was light." Heaven was about her not only in childhood but also when the shadows were lengthening about and was always to her a vivid reality. I think she was a fine validation of the Christian philosophy of life.
Three children were born to Capt. and Mrs. Herndon, Laura Thomas who died at the age of three, Frances (Mrs. McGehee), and Chesley C. Herndon of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is also survived by one step-daughter, Mrs. Arch Trawick of Nashville, Tennessee.
Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Herndon had made her home principally with her daughter, Mrs. Robert Bruce McGehee, whose husband is a member of the Alabama Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church South. To this parsonage home she brought many blessings, and in the local church she found a place of active service.
In her last letter to her son she said: "I will not be here much longer, but if I slip away, you will know where I am. So meet me there." And so she has, slipped away, and to us all may grace be given to follow in the way she has gone.
The following beautiful tribute was paid Mrs. Herndon by the Women's Missionary Society of the Troy Methodist Church:
"Mrs. Herndon had lived in Troy less than two years, but she had endeared herself to us. We shall miss her cheery words, her radiant smile, and her loveable personality. We count it a privilege to have known her, and to have cought the spirit of her Christian life. Her influence will remain with us. Our sympathy goes out to her devoted children, grandchildren, and all her loved ones, who, with us, cherish her memory." ---O. V. Calhoun"

Submitted by Chesley Coleman Herndon, Jr., 12300 Blue Sage Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73120-1902, e-mail address:

YARBROUGH, no name. Died 20 Nov 1857 while cooking breakfast.
Lived in Montgomery County, TN. Husband is deceased.
Clarksville Weekly Chronicle. (27 Nov. 1857 p.3)

Note: (This is Mary "Polly" Vaughn, wife of John P. Yarbrough who died in

YARBROUGH, Abner. Age ca. 72 years Died 19 Mar. 1873 of pneumonia, in
Montgomery County, TN.
Clarksville Weekly Chronicle (22 Mar 1873 p.3)

YARBROUGH, Mr. William E. Age 32 yrs. Died 26 June 1873, of acute
gastritis, in Montgomery County, TN
Clarksville Weekly Chronicle (28 June 1873 pg. 3)

Source: Obituaries from Clarksville Newspaper Vol 1-2 1810 - 1869

Abraham Ketchison (A.K.) Coleman
Abraham Ketchison (A.K.) Coleman's obituary from microfilm of semi-weekly "Leaf Chronicle", Clarksville, TN, July 12, 1901, page 2.

Abraham K. Coleman is dead. This statement will make many men in Montgomery county exclaim: "Well, one of the most influential and prominent citizens we had is gone." For years he was a member of the County Court, being elected to the office of magistrate before the civil war. He was a capable Justice of the Peace. For forty years he was a Steward in the Methodist Church, and sometimes a class leader also, in that church, of which he was a member for more than seventy years.
The funeral services, conducted by the writer at the homestead in District No. 9 of this county, were largely attended by the friends and neighbors of the dead patriarch who had gone in and out among them during most of his long life of more than 83 years.
He was buried July 4, 1901, beside his sainted wife in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville."

Submitted by Chesley Coleman Herndon, Jr., A. K. Coleman's great grandson.

Lawrence County, Ohio Newspaper March 7, 1861

Holt, Dr. Peter C.
Occupation: Physician.

Dr. Peter C. Holt died in Ironton, March 2, 1861, at his residence, aged 79 years. Born near Petersburg, VA, Sept 3, 1782. Moved with his parents to Bardstown, KY, in 1789. Educated under Rev. Joshua L. Wilson, D. D., since of Cincinnati, OH, studied medicine. He married in 1813 to Susannah W. Campbell of Near Clarksville, Tennessee, who survives him. He removed to this county, but a wish to emancipate his servants induced him to dispose of his farm, and he removed his servants, over 30 in number, to this place, and for about four years past he has resided chiefly in Ironton.

Submitted by Helen L. Smith Hoke e-mail:

Well known citizen of Montgomery County succumbs to cancer.
Was an old Confederate Soldier, and twice a candidate for county trustee

James Kennedy, a well known citizen of Montgomery County, died Friday at 7 o'clock p.m. at his home in the second district, after a protracted illness caused by cancer. Mr. Kennedy went to Kansas City three months ago in the hope of securing relief from the dreaded disease, but without success, and since his return has been confined to his home. He was 65 years old and was born in Todd County. He removed to this county about forty years ago, where he lived up to the time of his death, barring the time he served in the Confederate Army. He was a member of Forbes Bivouac. He was twice a candidate for County Trustee and was engaged in farming. He was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church.
Besides his wife, he is survived by nine children, as follows, Mrs. Spicer of Trenton; Mrs. Bryan, of Guthrie: Misses Bessie and Jessie Kennedy, and Messrs. William, G. R. Thomas, George, Porter, and Theodore Kennedy, the latter of Indian Territory.

Death Record

Mrs. Sallie Kennedy, widow of the late James L. Kennedy died Wednesday evening of a complication of diseases at her home on Spring Creek near St. Bethlehem. She was buried at the family cemetery yesterday at 2 p.m. just six months and three days after the death of her husband. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church and was a devoted Christian woman who had many friends. A large family of children survive her.

Both of these obits were announced in the Clarksville paper

James death was on May 3rd and Sallie's was November 5th in 1907. James fought at Gettysburg and was captured in 1863, released in 1865. He came back to Montgomery County and married Sallie after the Civil War.

Submitted by Reber Porter Kennedy

James Suter
September 6, 1984

Greenbrier- Services for James Henry Suter, 91, a former mayor of Greenbrier were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home. Burial in Greenbrier Cemetery.
Mr. Suiter was a retire plant foreman at the DuPont Co., in Old Hickory.
He was a native of Robertson County and a son of the late Addison and Elizabeth Bollinger Suter. He was married to the former Frances Choate, who died earlier.
He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors: 6 sons, Edward L. Suter, William J. Suter, Earl Suter and Joe Suter, all of Greenbrier, James H. Suter, Jr., Springfield, and Turner L. Suter, Joelton; 3 daughters, Mrs. Helen Shannon, Springfield and Mrs. Nelle Elmore and Mrs. Lucy Garrett, both of Greenbrier, a brother, Charles Suter, Greenbriar, 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Ed Suiter
March 2, 1964

Clarksville- Funeral services for Ed. Suiter, 92, were held at Pleasnat View Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. Suiter was a retired mail carrier of Rt. 8.
He was a native of Montgomery County and a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
Survivors: wife Mrs. Minnie Clyde Suiter, nine sons, William, Dearborn, Mich., John, Detroit, Raymond, Lincoln Park, Mich., Winston, Wayne Mich., L. H., Sewart AFB, Lacy, Nashville, Leslie, Donald R. and Carl E. Suiter of Clarksville; 8 daughters, Mrs. Jullie Suiter, Mrs. Hick Dean, Mrs. W. R. Trotter, Clarksville, Mrs. L. T. Mills, Mr. Airy, NC, Mrs. John Roache, Peoria, Ill., Mrs. Homer Brown, Wyandotte, Mich., Mrs. Mary Rich, Nashville, and Mrs. Ruby F. Miller Sanulveda, Calif.; 3 half-brothers, Leonard Portland, Ore, Douglas, Clarksville, and Clarence Suiter, Nashville.

L. S. Suiter
August 2, 1964

Clarksville- L. S. Suiter, 68, Rt. 6 Clarksville.
Retired tobacco warehouseman.
Services at Lone Oak Baptist Church, burial in church cemetery.
Suiter was a natvie of Montgomery County, veteran of World War I and a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors: a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Suiter, Clarksville; 4 brothers, Crave and Morris, Clarksville, Howard, Moline, Kan., and Julian Suiter, Chicago; 4 sisters, Mrs. Virgil Hailey, Mrs. Thomas Martin, Mrs. Eddie Wilds and Mrs. Sterling Byard, all of Clarksville, and 3 grandchildren.

Frances Suter
Greenbrier, Tenn.- Frances Shoate Suter, 87 of Greenbrier. Burial in Greenbrier Cemetery.
She was a native of Robertson County and a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors: James Henry Suter; six sons, Earl, William, Edward and Jo Suter, Greenbrier, James H. Suter Jr., Springfield, and Turner Suter, Joelton; three daughters, Helen Suter Shannon, Pacific, Mo., and Nelle Elmore, Greenbrier, Lucy Suter Garrett, Greenbrier; a sister, Ruby Shoate Payne, Greenbrier; 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Frances Choate Suter
July 16, 1982

Survivors: husband, James Henry Suter; sons, Edward, William, James Henry, Jr., Turner, Earl and Joe Suter, daughters, Mrs. Helen Shannon, Mrs. Nelle Elmore, Mrs. Lucy Garrett; sister, Mrs. Ruby Choate Payne, Greenbrier; 25 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren.
Survices held at Associated Chapel, Greenbrier, with interment in Greenbrier Cemetery.

Miles Brandon Suiter

Miles Suiter, 64, 3162 Cooper Creek Rd., Woodlawn, TN., a retired farmer.
Survivors: wife, Gladys Marie Halliday Burkhart Suiter; son, Brandon Suiter, Byrdstown, TN.; stepson, Ronny Burkhart, Murfreesboro; daughters, Lee Land and Gina Wilbur, both Palmyra, TN; ste[daigjters, Brenda Malick and Dianne Weatherholtz, both Woodlawn; Debbie Worthington and Carlene Smith, both Clarksville; brother, Carney Suiter, Palmyra; sister, Blanche Crockett, Palmyra and Marguerite Sleigh, Simi Valley, Calif.; five grandchildren; eithe step-grandchildren.
No date given.

Paul Nelson (Wease) Suiter
November 14, 1997

Paul Suiter, 84, 3601 Possum Hollow Rd., Palmyra, Tenn., retired farmer.
Survivors: wife, Annie L. Abbott Suiter, Palmyra; son, Paul Suiter, Nashville; daughters, Margie Davis, Stroudsville community of Rutherford County and Ruth Traughber, Mcalester, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchilden.

From the Tennessean Newspaper

Carney Yarbrough
December 11, 1979

Carney Yarbrough, 82, burial in Yarbrough Cemetery in the Hackberry community. He was a retired security guard.
Native of Montgomery County and son of the late Henry and Theora Baggett Yarbrough. Married to the former Teresa Marchoffer who died in 1969.
Mr. Yarbrough was a veteran of WW I and member of Locust Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Clarksville.
Survivors: 2 stepsons, James Tagliareni, Hammond, Ind., and Danny Tagliareni, Albion, Mich.;. 3 brothers, Herman Yarbrough and Jewell Yarbrough, both of Hackberry, and Newell Yarbrough, Decatur, Ala.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Maury Cunningham, Clarksville, and Mrs. O. W. Smith, Hackberry; and 4 grandchildren.

From the Nashville Banner

Raymond L. Yarlbrough
May 27, 1982

Raymond L. Yarlbrough, 81, retired civil servant and native of Moantgomery County. Burial in Antioch Cemetery.
He was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church.
Survivors: his wife, Mary Thompson arlbrough; a son, Robert Yarlbrough, Clarksville; 3 daughters, Georgia Mittler, Clarksville, Mary Lohr, Versallies, Ky., and brother, Gordon Yarlbrough, Clarksville; mine grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

From the Tennessean

Mrs. Leslie Clinard
June 10, 1967

Mrs. Leslie Clinard, 65, buried inElwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Clinard was a native of Montgomery County and a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church.
Survivors: a son. R. D. Clinard, Chicago; 6 daughters, Mrs. W. A. McLend?, Atlanta, Mrs. Edgar Dillard, Greenbrier, Tenn., Mrs. Howard Mariona dn Mrs. Ralph Fells?, Springfield; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

From the Nashville Tennessean

Mrs. Lennie Yarbrough
Feb. 21, 1964

Mrs. Lennie Baggett Yarbrough, 82, held at Locust Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial in Smith Family cemetery.
Mrs. Yarbrough was the widow of Weldon Yarbrough. She was a native of Montgomery
County and the daughter of the late Joe and Mary Smith Baggett. She was a member of the Locust Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors: 2 sons, Otis and Louis Yarbrough of Montgomery County, a daughter, Mrs. Rhea Biter, of Cunningham, a brother, Leamon Baggett, Slayden; a sister, Mrs. Eldon Underwood, Palmyra communtiy; and 32 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

From the Nashville Tennessean

gilbert yarbrough obit

Submitted by Virginia W. Alexander cbalex@

Will W. Glover

Will W. Glover, Born on 3 May 1872, age 62 yrs, died 9 Apr 1935, of tuberculosis, in Noah Springs, KY.  Survivors include wife, Mrs. Julia Glover; two sons, Frank and Wesley Glover; three daughters, Mrs. Maudie Johnson, Misses Martha and Rosa Glover.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Glover.----Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, 9 Apr 1935, p. 1
My Grandfather and family lived in Clarksville for many years.  His death Cert states that he was buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Montgomery County. If you can find anything about his wife's death Julia, it would appreciate it

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