OBITUARIES FOR EARLY
MONTGOMERY COUNTY TENNESSEE RESIDENTS
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LIST OF OBITUARIES ON THIS PAGE- Not in alphabetical order
E. W. Cunningham
Mrs. Harriett Cunningham
G. T. Cunningham
Mrs. Frankie M. Cunningham
Mattie Dorothy Young Cunningham
Thomas S. M. Cunningham
James M. Morrow, Sr
Joseph Burn Morrow
Earl Jerome Morrow
John Mason Morrow
Infant daughter Campbell
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Thornton
Cordelia L. Hnedricks
Ollie M. Mackens
Mary Elmer Hendricks Crockett
Mary A. Davis
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E. W. CUNNINGHAM
From Clarksville Weekly Chronicle. 31 Jul 1869, p. 3.
EW Cunningham DIED At his late residence, in Dickson county, on the 18th inst., of consumption, Dr. E.W. CUNNINGHAM, aged 51 years.
18th inst would normally mean he died in July (instant means same month) but he was “dec’d” in a deed dated 1 Jul 1869. Elijah died 18 JUN 1869, not July. I would suppose that this is a reprint of an earlier obituary (which was common) although I couldn’t find one.
Enumerated 1860 in Clarksville.
NOTE: The tombstone for E.W. Cunningham says he died 18 JULY 1869 so I am guessing that is why so many have that
date listed. Maybe the wrong date was listed on the deed I found.
Mrs. Harriet Cunningham
From Daily Tobacco Leaf-Chronicle. Wednesday, 11 October 1893, p. 4.Clarksville, Tennessee
Mrs. Harriet Cunningham Peacefully Passes Away. Mrs. Harriet M. Cunningham, after a long illness, died at her residence on Franklin street last evening about 3 o’clock. The deceased was about 62 years of age and her life had been one of usefulness. She was born May 20, 1831, her maiden name being Talley. December 18, 1849, she was married to Dr. E. W. Cunningham, of Dickson county. Her husband died twenty years after the marriage, leaving his wife with the care of a large family of children, and an estate to manage. She proved herself equal to the task and was successful in rearing her eight boys and one girl to be good citizens, respected and honored by all who know them. Some of her sons came to Clarksville and embarked in business, and she followed them here a few years ago. During her residence here she has impressed all who met her with her excellent qualities. She was a christian woman, being a consistent member of the Methodist church. Through her illness she bore up with christian fortitude, and her death was one of peace. The stricken family will have the deep sympathy of the public in their bereavement. The funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, at the Methodist church, her paster, Rev. P. A. Sowell officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the family plat at Greenwood.
From Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle. Monday, 11 July 1938, p. 1.
H. CUNNINGHAM DIES AT AGE 78
Prominent Dickson County Man Buried Today
Funeral services for Hugh Cunningham, 78-year-old prominent retired farmer and landowner in District no. 8 of Dickson County, who died Sunday, were to be conducted at 4 o’clock this afternoon from Cumberland Furnace Episcopal Church by the Rev. Florence of Nashville. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery here. Active pallbearers will be Bud Lee, James Proctor, Hubert Starks, Bob Harris, Bob Stone, Paul Plummer, Hubert Morrison, Clyde Smith with friends and neighbors serving as honorary pallbearers. Mr. Cunningham’s death at 1:45a.m. was not unexpected. He had been ill for a number of months of senile infirmities. Although a lifelong resident of Dickson County, Mr. Cunningham was widely known in Montgomery County. He was an uncle of E.C., Frank and Judge JohnT. Cunningham. A descendant of one of the pioneer families of this section, Mr. Cunningham was a son of the late Dr. Elijah Cunningham and Mrs. Harriett Talley Cunningham. He was born on April 17, 1860, in the same community in which he spent his entire life. Mr. Cunningham was married in 1886 to Miss Cora Lee Eleazor, who died about fifteen years ago. Surviving are two sons, Dr. Will Cunningham, of Cumberland Furnace, and Hugh Cunningham, Jr., of Centerville,Tenn,; five daughters, Miss Cora Cunningham, Mrs. Harriett Dillard and Mrs. B. G. Ferebee, all of Cumberland Furnace; and Mrs. Inez Lyle and Mrs. W. M. Trinkle, both of Clarksville, and one brother, J. N. Cunningham, of Evanston, Illinois.
enumerated 1860 Clarksville
Mr. H. D. Cunningham Loses His Little Daughter
Dolly, the pretty little child of H. D. Cunningham, of the Eighth district of Dickson county, died yesterday morning in her sixth year. She was an unusually pretty little girl, with sweet, winsome ways, and was the pet of all who knew her.Her father is a brother of Newell Cunningham, of this city.The burial will take place this afternoon at 4 o’clock at the family burying ground, near Cumberland Furnace, with services at the house.
From Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf (Clarksville) Fri, 11 Mar 1898, a reprintof 8 Mar 1898. Died 7Mar 1898, burial 8 March1898.
(Funeral arrangements by McReynolds of Clarksville. James Newell Cunningham of Clarksville arranged for them and because of that, some people think she was James' daughter-see McReynolds transcriptions people have done. I have seen the microfilm of the record and I can see how one would think that if they didn't have more information ie census, obit, etc.)
From the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. 11 May 1917, p.1.
DIES IN CHICAGO
Former Clarksville Man Called Away Suddenly at His Home.
News was received here this morning of the sudden death yesterday of G.T. Cunningham, aged 62, at his home in Chicago,Ill. Mr. Cunningham was formerly a resident of Clarksville, having been a member of the firm of Cunningham Bros. but has been in Chicago engaged in the real estate business for the past twenty years. The body will be brought to Clarksville, for burial arriving here tomorrow morning over the L & N Railroad. The funeral will not take place until Sunday,awaiting the arrival of his only surviving child, Mrs. Sara[h] Shepherd, of Orange,Texas, who will get here Saturday night. The complete funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow. Mr. Cunningham was an uncle of J.T. and E.C. Cunningham of this city. Besides his daughter, Mrs.Sarah Shepherd, he is survived by four brothers, Robert of Allensville, KY,J.N. of Chicago, Ill.,H.D. and Marshall of Cumberland City, and a sister, Mrs. White of Waverly,Tennessee.
From the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. 14 May1917, p.5.
G.T. CUNNINGHAM IS LAID TO REST
Many Friends Attend Funeral Sunday Afternoon—ImpressiveService.
The funeral of Mr. G.T. Cunningham was largely attended at the home of W.B. Dunlop, Jr., Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Dr.Charles E. Diehl was the officiating minister, the service consisting of a number of touching hymns, the reading of Scripture and a prayer. A large delegation from the membership of Cumberland Lodge, Knight of Pythias, was present to pay a last tribute to a departed brother. Many lovely floral pieces were sent by sorrowing friends. It required many automobile to convey the large number of persons who accompanied the body to Greenwood Cemetery, the last resting place of a good and true man, whose passing is cause for genuine grief to scores of relatives and friends here. The death of Mr. Cunningham is also deeply deplored by many warm friends in the city of Chicago,his adopted home. The following persons from out-of-town were present at the funeral: Mrs. Will Shephard and two children, of Orange, Texas;J. N. Cunningham and Miss Lucht, of Chicago;Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs Hugh Cunningham and Dr.Cunningham, of Dickson County; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cunningham and daughter,Mabel, of Allensville; Mrs. E.W. Cunningham, Sr., and mothers, Mrs. Abernathy,Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Cunningham Jr., of Peacher Mill. Notes:
From Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf. Tuesday, 2 August 1887, p. 1.
Death of Mrs. G. T. Cunningham.
The LEAF has chronicled few deaths that excited greater sympathy in the community than that of Mrs. Frankie McKee Cunningham, the wife of G. T. Cunningham, of this city, to whom the summons came Sunday evening about 7 o’clock. Mrs. Cunningham was called to suffer much the last few months of her life and for a week it seemed the vital spark would go out at almost any moment. Her death is peculiarly a sad one—young, with a devoted husband to anticipate her wants, her first babe at her breast and with loving and tender friends, life seemed to hold much in store for her, and there were many reasons why she should live. Her death is an inscrutable act of that providence which watches even a sparrow in its fall. Mrs. Cunningham was twenty-six years old. All her life had been spent in Clarksville, and here she was known and loved for her true worth. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, and truly a christian woman. Yesterdayafternoon her remains were laid to rest in Greenwood, after services at the home by her pastor, Dr. Lupton.
Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle10 February 1916, p.1.
FUNERAL OF MR. E. W. CUNNINGHAM
Conducted at 2 O’clock This Afternoon From Home of His Nephew
The body of Mr. E. W. Cunningham, who died suddenly at the home of his brother, Marshall Cunningham, in Dickson County Wednesday, arrived here last night, and was taken to the undertaking establishment of Gossett & Rollow and there prepared for burial. At 9 o’clock this morning the body was removed to the home of Mr. John T. Cunningham on North Second Street, from which place the funeral was conducted at 2 o’clock this afternoon by the Revs. J. J. Stowe and J. W. Cherry in the presence of a large throng of sympathizing friends. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: John B. Ferguson, A. Brunson, Dr. J. C. Meriwether, H. N. Leech, Arch Howell and N.R. Bardwell.
Cunningham to be buried here Was uncle of CountyJudge—Died in Allensville,Ky. Robert Lee Cunningham of Allensville,Ky. who is an uncle of Judge John T.Cunningham and E.C. Cunningham of this city died Sunday morning at 6:15 o’clock following a six months’ illness. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Methodist church in Allensville, and the body will arrive in Clarksville about 4:30 for burial in Greenwood cemetery. The Rev. P.P. Napier pastor of the church there will conduct the services at the church and will be assisted at the grave by the Rev. Willard H. Blue, pastor of the Madison Street MethodistChurch. Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery. A son of the late Dr. Elijah and Mrs. Harriet Talley Cunningham, he was born in Dickson county at Beef Range near Cumberland Furnace on July 16, 1866. In early manhood he came to Clarksville, where he married Miss Mattie Young on October 17, 1893. At that time he traveled for the J. Frank Woods and Co. Hardware store. Later he moved to Adairville,Ky., where he was engaged in the mercantile business. He then moved to Allensville, where he owned two farms and was an agriculturalist until his death. Survivors are his wife, and one daughter, Mrs. Leonard H. Wall of Allensville, and two grandchildren, Dorothy and Roger Wall, two brothers, H.D. Cunningham of Cumberland Furnace and J.M. Cunningham of Chicago, Ill., and three nephews, John T. and E.C. Cunningham and Dr. W.M. Cunningham of Cumberland Furnace. He was a member of the Methodist church in Allensville.
From Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, Mon 28 June 1937,p 1.
Allensville Woman Dies, Burial Here
Mrs. Mattie Dorothy Young Cunningham
Mrs. Mattie Dorothy Young Cunningham, aged 71 who had many friends and relatives in Clarksville died Sunday night at 11:05 o’clock at her home in Allensville, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Col. Thad Young, Clarksville tobacconist, and the late Mrs. Mattie Muir Young.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 10 o’clock from the home in Allensville by the Rev. J.P. VanHoy. Burial will be in Clarksville in Greenwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Thad and Ross Young, Frank Cunningham, E.C. Cunningham, Judge John T. Cunningham, and E.W. Cunningham.
Born December 16,1870, in Logan County, Mrs. Cunningham had been a resident to Allensville vicinity all her life. Her husband the late Robert L. Cunningham, preceded her to the grave five years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. L.H. Wall, Allensville, and one brother, James Young, Guthrie, Ky.
Mrs. Cunningham was a member of the Allensville Methodist church. She leaves a large host of friends in Logan and Montgomery Counties who were shocked to learn of her death.
From Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, Mon 22 Jun 1942, p 1. Note: She was really born in 1869, seeing as shewas 6 months old on the 1870 census and 10 on the 1880 census.
From Daily Tobacco Leaf-Chronicle, Wednesday 26 April 1893, p. 4.Clarksville, Tennessee
The Chore of Death
Thos. M. Cunningham
breathes his last about noon.
The Sad Ending
of What Promised
To Be a Life of
Thos. S. M. Cunningham died at the residence of his mother, Mrs. Harriet Cunningham, on Franklin Street, to-day shortly after 12 o’clock, age dalmost 24 years. This news will bring sorrow to a very large number of the people of Clarksville, for the deceased was universally popular. While the death had been expected for several days, it is nevertheless a sad shock to the members of the family. They had been watching by his side since his return from Texas, knowing that it was only a (?) of time about his death. The malady was consumption, a disease relentless in its grasp, and they saw that it was slowly, but surely sapping his life. For several days after his return from Texas he seemed to be doing well, but a few days ago he began sinking and this morning, early, the members of the family were summoned to his side by the intelligence that he was sinking very rapidly. He never rallied from this relapse, dying at the hour named above. Thos. S. M. Cunningham was born and reared to almost manhood in Dickson county. A few years ago he came to Clarksville and accepted a position with Askew & Edwards, who then occupied the old S. B. Stewart drugstand. He applied himself diligently to his work and after a time went to Philadelphia, where he took a full course in pharmacy. Returning to Clarksville, he entered into a partnership with Jesse Ellis and purchased the Askew & Edwards stock of drugs. Cunningham & Ellis was the style of the new firm, and they did an excellent business. Mr. Cunningham’s health failed, however and he was forced to retire form business on this account. He sold his interest in the business to J. S.Perkins and left at once for San Antonio, hoping that a milder climate would restore him to health. There was nodesirable change in his condition, and about a month ago he was brought home, worse possible than he was when he left. His decline and demise followed as stated above. There have been very few young men who have made a better impression on the people of Clarksville than did Thos. Cunningham. He was at all times prompt in business matters, popular in the social realm and could be relied on to carry his part in any good work that was proposed whether of a public or a benevolent character. He was an exemplary young man in every respect and his death has created general sorrow throughout the city. The funeral arrangements have not yet been perfected, and will not be until relatives have been heard from, who will desire to be present. The interment however, will more than likely be held tomorrow afternoon at Greenwood, with Pythian honors, as the deceased was a member of that organization.
There were at least three more “obituaries” in the paper,this giving the most information.
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MORROW FAMILY OBITUARIES
JAMES M MORROW, SR.
was born 16 Apr 1847 in District #9, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, USA, and died 13 Jun 1918 in (near) Oakwood, Montgomery Co., Tennessee. He married MARY MEDORA ARMSTRONG Abt. 1880, daughter of (UNKNOWN ARMSTRONG and ANGELINA GIBBS. She was born Jul 1861 in Tennessee, USA, and died Bef. 1918.
More About JAMES M MORROW, SR.:
Burial: 14 Jun 1918, McGee Cemetery, Oakwood, Stewart Co.,Tennessee
Son of Randall R Morrow and Harriet Tyre.
Obituary: 13 Jun 1918, Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville, Tennessee (Source: "Newspaper," page 4,)
J M Morrow, 71 years of age, passed away this morning at 4 o'clock at his home near Oakwood, of paralysis. He was born April 19, 1847, in District No. 9 of Montgomery County. He is survived by ten children, and was a member of the Christian Church. The funeral will be conducted tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock from this church at Oakwood, with services by the Rev. F P Taylor. Interment at McGehee burial ground.
JOSEPH BURN MORROW
was born 01 Jan 1917 in Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, USA, and died 22 Jan 1985 in Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee. He married (1) NELLA MAE MEADOR, daughter of CARTER MEADOR and SARAH WILSON. She was born 21 Jul 1921 in Kentucky, USA. (divorced) He married (2) IRENE EADS.
More About JOSEPH BURN MORROW:
Burial: 28 Jan 1985, Dotsonville Church of Christ Cemetery, Dotsonville,Tennessee
Son of John Manson Morrow and Marjore Acree
Grandson of James M Morrow and Mary Medora Armstrong
Great-grandson of Randle R Morrow and Harriet Tyre
Newspaper article: 23 Jan 1985, Clarksville Leaf Chronicle (Source: "Newspaper," page 1)
MAN FREEZES TO DEATH - A 69 year old Clarksville man apparently froze to death in his home after his portable heat fell over, causing it to shut off. Clarksville Police spokesman Ted Denny said Joseph Morrow of 1651 1/2 Fort Campbell Boulevard was found dead in his home at about 7:45 p.m.
Obituary: 25 Jan 1985, Clarksville Leaf Chronicle (Source: "Newspaper," page 13A)
Joseph B Morrow, 68, 1659 1/2 Fort Campbell Blvd, died of exposure at his home Tuesday. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Tarpley's Chapel with the Rev Joe Kanipe officiating. Burial will be at Dotsonville Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Sunday. Morrow was born in Montgomery County on Jan. 1, 1917, the son of James M. and Marjorie Acree Morrow. He was a retired carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Irene Eads Morrow, Clarksville; three daughters, Betty June Hart and Linda Brisson, St. Pauls, N. C. and Rosemare Donnally, Fayetteville, N. C.; one stepson, Ray Rose, Louisville, Ky.; two stepdaughters, Nancy Smith and Mildren Beard, Clarksville; one brother, James A. Morrow, Hopkinsville, Ky.; two sisters, Pauline Martin, Clarksville, and Annie Hodge, Hopkinsville; 26 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren
EARL JEROME MORROW
was born 01 Aug 1906 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee, USA, and died 26 Sep 1967 in Cunningham, Montgomery Co., Tennessee. He married LOUISE JONES 21 Jul 1940. She died Aft. 1967.
More About EARL JEROME MORROW:
Burial: 28 Sep 1967, Dotsonville Church of Christ Cemetery, Tennessee
Son of John Manson Morrow and Marjoree Acree
Grandson of James M Morrow and Mary Medora Armstrong
Great-grandson of Randle R Morrow and Harriett Tyre
Obituary: 27 Sep 1967, Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville, Tennessee (Source: "Newspaper," page 2)
E. J. Morrow, 61, died at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at his home on Route 1, Cunningham, Tenn., after an extended illness. He was a retired house painter. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. at McReynolds Chapel by Charles McDonald, minister. Burial will be in Dotsonville Church of Christ Cemetery. Mr. Morrow was born August 1, 1906 in Montgomery County, son of the late John Manson Marrow and Margie Acree Morrow. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Louise Jones Morrow, to whom he was married July 21, 1940; two sons, Richard E. and Jerry Lee Morrow, Clarkesville; two daughters, Mrs. Margie Madden and Miss Carolyn Ann Morrow, both of Clarksville; four brothers, Floyd, Akron, Ohio; Roy, Hopkinsville, Ky.; James, Detroit, Mich., and Joe Morrow, Clarksville; two sisters, Mrs. Brad Martin, Clarksville, and Mrs. George Hodge, Newstead, Ky. Two grandchildren. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
JOHN MANSON MORROW
was born 07 Dec 1902 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee, USA, and died 18 Feb 1964 in Route #5, Clarksville, Tennessee. He married CATHERINE HAYNES. She was born 16 Feb 1907, and died Jul 1978.
More About JOHN MANSON MORROW:
Burial: Dotsonville Church of Christ Cemetery, Tennessee
Son of John Manson Morrow and Marjoree Acree
Grandson of James M Morrow and Mary Medora Armstrong
Great-grandson of Randle R Morrow and Harriet Tyre
Military service: United States Army, PFC, Btry 76 field arty, World War I
Obituary: 18 Feb 1964, Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville, Tennessee (Source: "Newspaper," page 2)
John Manson Morrow, 60, retired carpenter, of Route 5, Clarksville, died of a sudden illness this morning at his home at 9:30 a.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body will be at McReynolds Funeral Home.He was born in Montgomery County December 7, 1902, son of the late John M. and Margie Acree Morrow.Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Catherine Haynes Morrow; two sons, Paul D. Route 5, and Ed H. Morrow, Hopkinsville, Ky., three daughters, Mrs. R. E. Flohr, Bemidji, Minn.; Mrs. C. L. Flannery, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mrs. John E. Williamson, Okinawa; five brothers, Roy, Hopkinsville; Earl, and Joe, Clarksville; James, Detroit and Floyd Morrow, Akron, Ohio; 12 grandchildren. He was a member of the Church of Christ, and a veteran of World War I.
Submitted by Jan Hart, Fayetteville, North Carolina e-mail: JHart22036@aol.com
Catherine Morrow, 100,
Graveside services will be at Saturday at the Dotsonville Church of Christ Cemetery with the Rev. James O. Hazelrigg officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from until at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home,
A native of Dotsonville, she was born
She was retired from Civil Service at
She was a member of the Dotsonville Church of Christ.
Her husband, John Manson Morrow, died in 1962. A son, Paul Morrow, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Haynes Morrow, Hopkinsville; three daughters, Catherine Flanery and Mary Flohr, both of San Antonio, Texas, and Jeanette Morrow, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Jennifer Prochazka -Email: JProchazka@cstx.gov
Death of a Child
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Campbell died yesterday, at 12:30 o'clock, of brain trouble. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of her parents and remains were interred in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Floyd Campbell, the thirteen months old daughter of J.W. Campbell, died at her home at 134 Stafford street,at 7 o'clock this morning of summer complaint. The remains will be shipped to Russellville for interment tomorrow morning.
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S.B. THORNTON DIES AT AGE 67
Following a six-month illness of complications, Stephen Bellifield (Ben) Thornton, 67 years of age, for the past 20 years engineer at the city waterworks, died at 3:20 a.m. today.
Services in memory of Mr. Thornton will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the McReynolds chapel and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be W. H. Dean, Ira Welker, T. B. Foust, James G. Holleman, Will Hanley, W. E. Beach, E. E. Mason, and Thomas Edmondson.
Mr. Thornton was born in Hickman County, near Centerville, in March of 1867. He was married to Miss Emma Easley, woh preceded him in death 19 years ago. He is survived by two daughters, Miss Tommie Thornton of this city, and Mrs. W. E. Burns of Little Rock, AR, and four grandchildren. Also surviving are six brothers, P. B., John V., Brandt, Herbert, Louis, and James Thornton of Hickman County.
He moved to Clarksville in 1907 and had been employed for 20 years as engineer at the city waterworks. He was a devoted member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Thornton made many friends by his pleasing and cheerful disposition. Possessed of a quiet, unassuming nature, he easily made friends. He enjoyed being of service to others and was particularly devoted to his daughters.
Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, Monday, September 23, 1935, page 1.
DEATH CALLS MRS. S. B. THORNTON
Mrs. Emma Thornton, wife of Mr. S. B. Thornton, died suddenly of heart failure Saturday evening at 7:30, at her home on College Street. Mrs. Thornton was formerly Miss Emma Easley, and was born in Hickman, KY, firty-six years ago. For the past seven years she had been a resident of Clarksville, and during that time she had endeared herself to a large circle of friends. She was a member of the Christian Church.
Her husband and two children survive her, Miss Tommie Thornton, of this place, and a married daughter in Memphis. The funeral was conducted at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the residence, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville.
Daily Leaf-Chronicle, April 17, 1916, page 5.
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Leaf-Chronicle Newspaper, Clarksville, TN, dated
March 3, 1939, page 1 which states: [typed as written]
'Mamie' Looney, Beloved Colored 'Mammy,' Buried This Afternoon
Frances Looney, 70-year-old Negro "Mammy," known to her many white friends as "Mamie Bailey," died at 1 :40 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of Mr. And Mrs. W. W. Maclaughlin on Madison Street, of
pneumonia which developed Wednesday night after a ten day illness. Although "Mamie" had been almost blind for about five years and ill of diabetes, she had never given up or been confined to her bed until the last ten days, and the past Sunday was the first time she had failed to attend church services for twenty-five years. She was a member oft he Poston street Church of God.
"Mamie" had been living in the family of Mrs. Maclaughlin and Miss Jesse Bailey for 63 years, at the age of six being given to their parents, Mr. And Mrs. Jesse Bailey by her parents, Neal and Peter Looney. They lived on the farm of Mrs. Bailey's father, Dr. Peter Looney, near Paris, Tenn., where Mamie was born April 14, 1869.
"Mamie's" parents and grandparents had been slaves of the Looney family and always continued to live with the family. Mamie resided with the Bailey family and continued to live with Mr. And Mrs. Maclaughlin and family, as nurse and companion for the children and the neighbor children of Madison street, by whom she was loved and respected. .
"Mamie" was never married and was the last member of her family. She was a consistent member and
attended services at Madison Street Methodist Church until 25 years ago when she joined the colored Church of God of which she was an active member even after she was almost blind and in ill health.
Funeral services were held at the Poston street church at 2 o'clock this afternoon by the pastor, Rev. C. R. .
Hooten, followed by interment in the Bailey family cemetery, three miles off the old Nashville pike, which is the family cemetery of Mrs. Maclaughlin and Miss Bailey, who now lives in Philadelphia. The choir of the church sang at the church and grave.
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Clarksville Leaf Chronicle Date January 18,1905 page 1
Angelo Logan Dies on the Isthmus
Went to Panama to Accept A Government Position on the Canal.
Was stricken with fever, which has proven so fatal in that climate-remains Interred there.
Relatives in this county have received notice of the death of Angelo Logan, which occured several weeks ago on the Isthmus of Panama, where he was in the employ of the Government on the Panama Canal. Mr Logan was well know throughout Montgomery County. He formerly lived in Clarksville, where he worked at his trade, a stone cutter. He removed to a small farm in the Thirteenth District about twenty years ago, where he lived up to the time of his departure for Panama some time last summer. He leaves three children who reside in this county. They are Angelo, Jennie and Ollie Logan. The remains were interred on the Isthmus.
Semi Weekly Tabacco Leaf 3-11-1884 pg1
The wife of Mr. A.Logan, formerly a stone cutter, working for Mr Hodgson in this city, died at her home near Steeles, in the county last Wednesday after a lingering illness.
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle 8-5-1949 pg1
Mrs. Hendrix Dies, Rites To Be On Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Cordelia Hendrix, 84, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Mt Zion Church. The Rev TY Yeargin will officiate and burial will be in Mt Zion cemetery. Wiseman will have charge. Mrs Hendrix died Thurday night at the home in Pleasant View Community after a long illness. She was born Dec. 25,1865 and was a lifelong resident of Montgomery County. She was a daughter of the late George and Froni Craig Lewis. In 1896 she was married to James Hendix of Slayden: a daughter Mrs. Elmer Corckett, Cunningham: three brothers, Ellis and Charles Lewis,Dickson and Thomas Lewis, Clarksville: a sister, Mrs Annie Rye, Nashville: seven grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was a menber of the Pleasant View Church.
Clarksville Star 3-9-1934 pg6
Mrs. Roy Mackens of Marion Dies
Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Mae Mackens, 21, wife of Roy Mackens, who died at her home near Marion, on Thursday were held at the Pleasant View Church Friday. Mrs. Mackens was a member of the Cumerland Presbyterian Church and was organist at Pleasant View. She is survived by her father, Thomas Logan of near Marion; three sisters and four brothers.
Mrs Mary E Hendricks Crockett,75, died in Montgomery Co Nursing Home Wednesday after a three month illness. She was a resident of Cumberland Furnance, Route 2. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Friday at Naves Clarksville Chapel by Re Clinton Green. Burial will be in Mt Zion Cemetery. Mrs Crockett was born in Hickman Co. Nov 8, 1889, daugher of the late Jime and Cordelia Lewis Hendricks. Her husband, J T Crockett died in 1943. She was a member of the Gum Springs Baptist Church. Surviors are half brother Alexander Logan, Charlotte, three neices and two nephews.
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OLD SOLDIER PASSES AWAY
Mr. Henry Marklin Died Yesterday at the Home of his Daughter
Henry E. Marklin died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs.Minnie Byard, near Hackberry, at the age of 78 years. He is survived by five sons. John, Ben, George, Charles and Ed. Marklin and two daughters Mrs. Mary Davis and Mrs. Byard. He was a helf brother of W. M. Orrell of the city. The remains will arrive in city this evening and the funeral will be conducted at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at Greenwood Cemetery by Rev. W. H. McLeakey. He became a member of the Methodist Church many
yhears ago and was a consistent Christian. He had been a resident of Montgomery county for many years.
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Andrew Davis, one of the oldest citizens of the Lone Oak neighborhood, died Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock of diseases incident to old age. He was 80 years old and had lived in that community many years, where he was well known and respected. He leaves six children, all grown. The funeral took place this morning. The interment was at the Davis burying ground with services at the grave.
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OLD CITIZEN GONE TO REST
William Adkins, father of W. J. Adkins, the well-known tobacconist of this city, died at his home near Hickory Point last night; after a short illness. He was past 80 years old and was one of Montgomery County’s oldest and most respected citizens. He leaves a number of grown children.
The burial will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Davidson graveyard.
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Mrs. Mary A. Davis, wife of Andrew Davis, of Lone Oak, died yesterdya, after a lingering illness of consumption. The funeral was held this morning at 10 o'clock, and interment was in the Davis burying ground.
Clarksville Leaf -Chronicle 4-05-1902
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Clarksville Weekly Chronicle (20 Jan. 1883 p.1)
GHOLSON: Co. Milton G. Born in
Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf. (25 Sept. 1883 p.1)
GHOLSON: Miss Sallie. Died 22 Sept. 1883, of co0nsumption, at the home of her sister, Mrs. John S. Neblett. Daughter of the late Col. M.G. Gholson. Episcopal. Interment at family burying ground, on the South Side.
GHOLSON: At the residence of her husband, in this county, April 21, 1878, Mrs. Margaret Gholson, wife of Col. M.G. Gholson, aged 59 years.
Clarksville Weekly Chronicle (22 Dec. 1883 p.3)
NEBLETT: Mrs. Pattie E. Age 34 years, Born on 6 Dec. 1849. Died 17 Dec. 1883, of consumption, near the city. On
Clarksville Weekly Chronicle (8 Oct. 1881 p. 3)
MARABLE, Mrs. John H. Age 33 years. Died 2 Oct. 1881, of flux, at the home of her father, Col. M.G. Gholson, on the South Side. Episcopal. Maiden name was Miss Lula Gholson. Leaves several children, one age three months. Interment in family burying ground, on father’s place.
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle (23 Feb. 1911 p.1)
MARABLE: John H. Died ca. 23 Feb. 1911, at the apartment of his son, Douglas Marable, in the Macrae Bldg., on
Died at the residence of her father, in this county, on the 7th last of Pulmonary consumption, VICTORIA A. daughter of Moses and C.L. Steele in the 24th year of her age.
Clarksville Weekly Chronicle (27 Oct. 1877 p.3)
Died in this county on the 21st of consumption, Miss MARY E. STEELE, daughter of the late Moses Steele, aged 30.
Died in this county, on the 17th, after a protracted illness. MOSES STEELE in the 65th year of his age.
STEELE: Mrs. Louisa. Died 25 Nov. 1869, in
Clarksville Weekly Chronicle ( 6 Nov. 1857 p.2)
NELSON: Robert. Born in
These obituaries were taken from a book at the Tennessee State Library and Archives F444, C6G3 or from actual newspaper articles that have been copied by me Bob Law firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Gracie Mae Glover. Age 16 years. Died 1 Feb. 1923 near Oakwood, TN. Survived by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Glover and two brothers. Interment at Hickory Grove. Clarksville Leaf Chronicle,
Feb. 3, 1923, pg. 1
Will W. Glover. Born on 3 May 1872. Age 62 years. Died 9 April 1935 of tuberculosis in Noah Springs,
KY. Survivors include his 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. Interment at
Hickory Grove Cemetery. Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, April, 9, 1935, pg. 1
Mr. D.H. Glover. Died January 30, 1904 of smallpox near Crofton, KY. Daily Tobacco Leaf Chronicle,
January 30, 1904, pg. 2
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Died of consumption, on the 27th of December 1858, at the residence of John D. Tyler, his neice, Mary C. Mockbee. Indiscriminate praise of the dead, is but too common. In her case the simple truth would appear, as the language of eulogy, to those who knew her not. For nine or ten years, an exemplary member of the Episcopal Church, her devoted and consistent piety, her charity and gentle loving kindness, won the hearts of all who knew her. “Truly, to know her, was to love her.”
Ever forgetful of self, in her earnest wish to make others happy, her whole life seemed one continued effort to promote the happiness of others. She spoke often, with great calmness and composure, of her approaching dissolution; was entirely resigned to the Will of her Heavenly Father, who had called her, thus early, “to pass under the rod,” feeling in her child-like trust, “even so Father, for so it seemeth good in thy sight.” When her friends thought her dying, she told with great difficulty, but, slowly and distinctly, “God receive my spirit.” She rallied again and lived until the next afternoon, when gently falling asleep in Jesus, her breathing scarcely perceptible, and her features so motionless that she looked like a piece of statuary, her lips parted and a smile of the most angelic sweetness brightened her whole face. This occurred, distinctly, three separate times, and then her freed spirit took its flight, I confidently trust, to that haven of rest prepared for all who love their Saviour as she did. “Thus it is, the company of the redeemed in Heaven, is made up of the jewels of earth;
“He did give and he hath taken,
Shall we mourn the stern decree,
Lord our bruised hearts awaken,
Turn us, trustingly, to Thee.”
Tobacco Leaf April 26, 1877 Page 3
William Sexton, the mail carrier between this city and Dover, informs us that Tuesday morning between the hours of 1 and 2 o’clock, three men, armed with double-barrelled shot-guns, went to William Beggs, the jailor of Stewart county, and forced him to surrender the key to the cage in which Bill Mockbee and Jack Wilson, the negroes who murdered Wiley McClish near Dover last August, were confined, and taking Mockbee from there they carried him a quarter of a mile from town, in the direction of the fairground, and hanged and shot him to death.
There may have been other men n the party who so summarily despatched Mockbee, but only three of them entered the prison. The affair was conducted quickly and with but little stir, and probably nothing was known of the deed by a half-dozen men outside of the lynchers until business hours Tuesday morning.
The murder of McClish was without the shadow of a justifying circumstance, the proof of Mockbee’s guilt was positive, and he deserved the punishment he received, but it should have been administered by the hands of the law. We very much regret that the citizens of Stewart should have taken the matter into their own hands. They should not have grown impatient at the law’s delay. His punishment by the Court may not have been speedy but we think it would have been certain and thus preserved the dignity of the law and good order.
Dies at Age of 81 Years
Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 5, -- One more veteran of the “lost cause” passed to his reward Friday night when Robert Theodore Mockbee, who wore the gray as a Tennessee volunteer, died at his home, 1803 Union Avenue. He was 81 years of age and had not been in good health for some time.
Mr. Mockbee enlisted in the Fourteenth Tennessee regiment of volunteers at the outbreak of the Civil War and served his southland with the heroes of the Army of Northern Virginia, generally known as “Stonewall Jackson’s Corps”. When Lee surrendered in ’65, Mr. Mockbee made his way to
Mr. Mockbee was born in
Nine lineal descendants, representing three generations, survive the veteran of the gray. A daughter, Mrs. Kate M. Baxter, is living here. There are four grandchildren all living in
In this county, April 19th, 1875, of consumption, Mrs. Martha Caroline Mockbee, wife of Mr. H. H. Mockbee, and daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Duke, in the 40th year of her age.
Katie Riley Nash
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