MAGISTERIAL RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT AND OTHER RECORDS
MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
By Jonathan K. T. Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1996
ABOUT DEATH NOTICES OF MADISON COUNTIANS IN
THE MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL APPEAL
Announcements of deaths occurring in villages and towns outside of Memphis and Shelby County in west Tennessee appeared sparingly in THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, the premier newspaper of the region around the turn of the century. Coverage of these events for Jackson and area began in earnest in 1903. Among the relatively few appearing before that date were:
February 16, 1901
Mrs. M. A. COBB, aged 80, died at home of her son, C. E. Cobb, February 14, Jackson.
March 12, 1901
CARY A. SWAN, aged 73, died March 9, Jackson, at home of his nephew, Swan Russell.
February 14, 1902
WILLIAM HOLLAND, aged 67, died February 13, Jackson. Confederate veteran, having served in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment. Senior member of Sullivan, McCall & Co., a drygoods firm in Jackson.
November 5, 1902
Mrs. MATTIE BEARD, 42, died November 4, Jackson.
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