By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2002


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July 6, 1905

R. E. BRABHAM son of Rev. M. M. Brabham, Leesville, S.C., died June 25, 1905; had been married less than a year; he was a businessman of Columbia, S.C.

Mrs. C. B. MORRIS died Huntington, W. Va., June 14, 1905; tuberculosis.

Photograph of Rev. C. S. WRIGHT, Ft. Smith, Ark.; page 22.

LOCAL PREACHERS. Dear Advocate: A letter from Dr. Ralls, of Gadsden, Ala., that came out in the ADVOCATE last year is the prompting of this scroll. The article was in reference to local preachers. As I have lived from childhood to the approach of manhood only a few miles from where the Doctor lived, it seemed good to me not only to give my full indorsement to the article, but to write of some things that came under my own observation.
          My father moved from Georgia to Alabama in 1845, settling in a mountainous district, sparsely settled, and where there was no church nor any preaching except by some preacher that might pass through and fill an appointment at a private house. In this condition we remained until about


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1853, when Levin Clifton, one of the fathers in Israel, settled in our community. He built a schoolhouse on his own land, and soon there came the Methodist local preacher. Brother Spann, the first Methodist preacher I ever heard, I heard in this house. There was a vacant house a short distance from my father's; this was secured for the purpose of holding a protracted meeting. It was a box like building, and they took off the plank on the west side and built a brush arbor addition on that side; and though the country was thinly settled, the house and arbor was filled with people. This was the first protracted meeting that was ever held in this community. It was a meeting of great power and far-reaching in its results. I do not know the number that were converted; my two oldest brothers and my sister were among the number. My father and mother, who had been Methodists before my time, reconstructed themselves here. All these died in faith, having long since gone on before. The meeting was held by Lem Bowers, a local preacher. Here for the first time I saw Dr. Ralls and heard him preach. I remember his text--the parable of the sower. He was in the prime of a splendid manhood, I thought then, and I think yet he was the handsomest man I ever saw.
          A Church was organized, and in 1854, the following year, if I mistake not the date, there was a house erected half a mile from the place where this meeting was held and called Bower's Chapel. At a meeting held at this church, in 1856, by Frank Hill, a local preacher, this writer, with a number of others, was converted. Among the number was an older brother, S. A. Smith, who was afterwards a licensed exhorter; also P. K. Brindley, who became a large factor in Alabama Methodism. Having served his generation by the will of God, last year he fell on sleep.
          The writer, after serving a number of years in the White River Conference, now waits in feebleness, having overtopped the mountain and almost reached the vale below, but with the consolation that the Lord's appointed time is the servant's hour.

Batesville, Ark.


July 13, 1905

EMELINE WEBB FREEMAN daughter of Isaac and Harriet P. Dickens, born Person Co., N.C., Mar. 14, 1836; [death date not provided]; one of 11 children; her surviving siblings were John Dickens and Mrs. George Staley.

ROBERT BOND FARROW born in residence of his grandfather, W. H. Bond, Brunswick, Tenn., July 11, 1904; died there, June 13, 1905; only child of Robert DeWitt and Lutie Bond Farrow.

HORACE SAIN born Nov. 29, 1880; died April 24, 1905.

SALLY E. HOOVER born Aug. 17, 1861; died June 3, 1905; married Milton Hoover, Dec. 22, 1891; one son, Fred.

HARRIET S. TAYLOR daughter of Capt. Howell and Mary V. Howell, born Mecklenburg Co., Va., Mar. 7, 1820; moved with parents to Haywood Co., Tenn., 1832; married Robert H. Taylor, Nov. 6, 1839; died a few miles north of Brownsville, Tenn., Sept. 26, 1904; two daus. Mrs. R. V. Mann and Mrs. B. M. Bradford. [The account of her parentage as given is garbled. She was a daughter of Captain Howell Taylor, 1791-1858 and Mary Venable Taylor, 1797-1858. She married her first cousin, Robert Howell Taylor. See, THE TAYLORS OF TABERNACLE, by the Tabernacle Historical Committee, 1957, page 558.]

EDNA MALCOMB DAVIS daughter of Howard M. Davis died Morganfield, Ky., June 22, 1905.


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Mrs. JANE AMBERG died Hickman, Ky., June 15, 1905 aged 82 years.


July 20, 1905

GREEN T. DODD, Atlanta, Ga., died July 9, 1905.

Mrs. PATTIE A. THOMAS died near Columbus, Miss., June 30, 1905; widow of Rev. Nat Thomas; mother of Rev. J. E. Thomas, West Point, Miss.

Rev. THADDEUS L. TROY, a local Methodist preacher, died Durham, N.C., July 2, 1905 aged 76 years.

Photograph of Rev. J. A. CLIFTON, DD, St. Paul Methodist Church, Orangeburg, S.C.; page 21.


July 27, 1905

ADA MARVIN BOND wife of Rev. H. P. Bond, MO Methodist Conference, buried July 18, 1905 in Belfontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, where her father, Bishop Marvin was buried. She died in Nevada, MO, July 16, 1905.

JESSE DIGGS son of Rev. James C. Diggs, Sarcoxie Circuit, MO died June 17, 1905 "not three months old." His grandfather, Jesse Diggs, Arrow Rock, MO, aged 85 years, died 4 months ago.

Mrs. J. W. KIRKPATRICK died Philadelphia, June 25, 1905; first husband, Lt. Fremont Hendrix, died; two daus., Mrs. Thomas Hall and Miss Magdalen Hendrix and son, Prof. Fremont Hendrix of University of Kansas.

Mrs. F. A. SAYRE died Bowie, Texas, July 16, 1905; her father came to Texas when it was a republic and served as first county judge of Dallas County, Texas.

General WILLIAM STOKES born near Branchville, S.C., Oct. 20, 1833; served in the Confederate army, reaching the rank of lieutenant-colonel; married Eliza Boulware; 10 children; [death date not provided].


August 3, 1905

Photograph of Rev. W. C. MYERS, MO; page 21.

JOHN J. SHEALEY, Leesville, S.C., died July 19, 1905.

Dr. E. K. HARDIN died Clover, York Co., S.C., July 21, 1905; graduate, Wofford College, 1873; father of Rev. E. K. Hardin.

Funeral of Mrs. J. D. BARBEE held July 23, 1905, McKendree Methodist church, Nashville, Tenn.; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville.


August 10, 1905

Photograph of Bishop ROBERT KENNON HARGROVE, DD; page 1.

Rev. JOHN D. WOOD, Molta Bend, MO, lost his wife in death July 24, 1905 and his child on July 20, 1905.

WESLEY S. HENTON, father of Mrs. M. L. Gray, Richmond, MO, died "lately", aged 81 years. Elsbery, MO.

Mrs. FLORENCE JONES daughter of Rev. John B. Wilson died Gaffney, S.C., July 22, 1905.

ELLA MORGAN STRADLEY widow of Rev. W. B. Stradley died June 25, 1905.

WILLIAM ESPY MORROW son of John and Nancy Morrow born Richland, Miss., May 1, 1850; died there, May 31, 1905; married Malvina Doty, June 27, 1894; 1 dau., 3 sons (all deceased).

HARRIET A. LAKE daughter of John Crawford born Dorchester Co., Md., Dec. 6, 1823; married Levin Lake, Oct. 28, 1840; died Oxford, Miss., April 29, 1905.


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August 17, 1905

Mrs. J. C. CANDLER died Edgewood, Ga., August 3, 1905.

Mrs. ELIZABETH SNEED died Williamson Co., Tenn., July 20, 1905 in the 94th year of her age. Surviving children, Dr. William Joe Sneed, Mrs. B. E. Waller, J. C. Sneed, Mrs. James Davis and Miss Mary Sneed; 23 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

JOHN J. FLOWERS son of William Hampton and Sarah Flowers born Henry Co., Ga., Oct. 3, 1837; died Jakin, Ga., April 7, 1905; lived on a farm in Fayette Co., Ga. until he was 20 years old and then moved with family to Butler Co., Ala.; moved to Montgomery, Ala. in 1900; married (1) Parmelia Kate Brooks; 9 children; (2) Mrs. Lizzie Brown; 3 children.

WILLIAM OBED BRITT born Humphreys Co., Tenn., Jan. 24, 1819; died Nashville, Tenn., June 29, 1905; had lived on a farm in Haywood and Tipton counties, Tenn.; married his cousin, Mary M. Britt, 1844; established Britt's Landing, 12 miles below Perryville, Tenn.; a merchant and shipper; owned 7000 acres of land along the Tennessee River; over 6' tall; his wife died in 1884. Ten children, five surviving him, Mrs. P. P. Pickard, Mrs. W. J. Armfield, T. C. Britt; Mrs. J. M. Journey; George S. Britt. He married Mrs. Bettie Huddleston in 1886; a son, Albert L. Britt. He retired in 1892, giving each child a share of his estate and then moved to Nashville, Tenn.

JOHN W. FROGGE born Fentress Co., Tenn., Mar. 30, 1831; son of Cornelius and Deborah Frogge and brother of Rev. T. C. Frogge, Mrs. Elizabeth Shelley, Mrs. T. C. Peters and Mrs. Henderson McGuinis; married (1) Nancy Wright, Mar. 3, 1850; (2) Hannah Evans; died June 15, 1904; a successful farmer and lawyer.


August 24, 1905

Photograph of Rev. B. A. Few, presiding elder, Texarkana District; page 16.

Rev. Dr. CHARLES T. McANALLY died Chillicothe, MO, Aug. 7, 1905 in residence of his daughter, Mrs. Margaret Blackburn.

Mrs. PEARL KINGCALD daughter of Dr. J. N. Watkins; died near Smithville, Tenn., Aug. 2, 1905 aged 20 years.

MARGARET YELTON, nee Coplin, born Overton Co., Tenn., Nov. 17, 1840; died Collin Co., Texas, July 21, 1905 in residence of son, Rosco Yelton; married Z. P. Yelton, 1862.

HELEN GARRETT BILLUPS died Carrollton, Ala., July 17, 1905; born Summerfield, Ala., Jan. 23, 1841; daughter of Rev. Greenberry Garrett; married Hon. J. A. Billups, 1867; burial Oak Grove Cem.

ELIZA GILLETTE STEVENS born Ashtabola, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1828; married Rev. James M. Follansbee, Texas Conference, Nov. 24, 1852. "Her ancestors came over on the Mayflower" and on her mother's side a lineal descendant of William Bradford; died Glade Springs, Va., July 25, 1903; burial in Emory, Va.

MEADE E. M. ELLIS son of Samuel and Elizabeth Ellis born Dec. 27, 1819; died July 26, 1905; his father moved from Va. to Tenn. in 1803; moved to Ky. in 1832; married (1) Virginia C. Clark (died May 15, 1866), Mar. 243, 1842; (2) Mrs. Mary Gaines. Four surviving children, Adophus and Bluford Ellis; Mrs. James M. Wilson and Mrs. George Y. Wilson.

T. T. HILLMAN died Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 24, 1905.


August 31, 1905

Photograph of Rev. POWELL M. CAIN, Mississippi; page 20.

JERUSHA M. LEEPER widow of Rev. Daniel A. Leeper (died Mar. 1868 aged 49 years); died Chillicothe, MO, Aug. 17, 1905 aged 72 years.

Mrs. MARY ALICE LAFATTE, nee Dunbar, died Millett, S.C., Aug. 16, 1905; wife of John H. Lafatte.

R. E. MORRIS died Lake City, S.C., Aug. 17, 1905 in the 29th year of his age.


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SARAH A. PHILLIPS wife of Dr. R. D. Phillips, mother of Prof. C. E. Phillips and Dr. H. M. Phillips; daughter of Hiram and Lydia Burrow; born near McLemoresville, Tenn., Jan. 6, 1829; married (1) Henry N. Carter; 5 children; moved to White Co., Ark. about 1858; (2) Phillips; 4 sons; moved to north Texas in 1881; died Prairieville, Texas, July 20, 1905.

ALICE PINKNY ROACH born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Feb. 14, 1869; died Aug. 2, 1905; burial in DeMoss Cem.


September 7, 1905

Mrs. H. B. FRAZEE died in her father's residence near Madison, Fla., August 20, 1905.

Photograph of Rev. E. E. DICKENSON, Liberty, MO; page 18.

EMMA JONES wife of Rev. R.. R. Jones died east Nashville, Tenn., August 24, 1905.

Rev. CHARLES DAVIS, retired preacher of No. Texas Methodist Conference, died Aug. 21, 1905 aged 65 years; joined So. Ga. Conference in 1884 and transferred to Texas in 1889.

Rev. THOMAS F. DIXON died Aug. 18, 1905 in residence of his daughter, Mrs. W. H. Haggard in Dallas, Texas; 8 of his 14 children survived him; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1857; four-year veteran of Confederate army.

JOSEPH GALBRAITH, native of Hawkins Co., Tenn., born Aug. 22, 1813; died Feb. 17, 1905; husband and father (7 children); 18 grandchildren.

Mrs. J. ESTELLE DECHERD born Winchester, Tenn., Oct. 7, 1831; married Dr. John H. Decherd, August 1852; died Marietta, Indian Territory [Oklahoma], June 30, 1905.

GUY THOMAS Son of E. B. and Virginia B. Thomas, born Mar. 2, 1894; died from an accidental pistol shot wound, July 10, 1905.


September 14, 1905

Rev. ALFRED W. WASSON married Mabel daughter of George Sutton, August 24, 1905 (Ark.) and they left on August 26 for Korea where he was assigned as a Methodist missionary.

Rev. W. A. FARLEY died in Hamilton, Ga., Aug. 30, 1905.

Photograph of Rev. C. F. WIMBERLY and his wife, Edgerton, MO; page 21.

Photograph of H. M. HAMILL and wife, Nashville, Tenn.; page 23.

Mrs. P. L. HERMON died Dunn, N.C., Sept. 2, 1905 aged 65 years.

Rev. H. B. HINES of Mt. Airy, N.C., died while assisting in a meeting, Iredell Co., N.C., Aug. 28, 1905.

W. R. TRIPP born Aug. 25, 1822; died Dancyville, Tenn., July 22, 1905; married Abby Archbell in N.C.; moved to Haywood Co., Tenn. in 1857; lived in Brownsville for several years but moved to Dancyville. [See obituary abstract, Sept. 28, 1905 issue.]

ERNEST ARTHUR LINN son of M. C. and Amanda Linn born Feb. 21, 1892; died west Nashville, Tenn., August 4, 1905.


September 21, 1905

Rev. H. P. HAMILTON for 26 years an agent of the American Bible Society in Mexico, died Mexico City, August 20, 1905.

ANNIE TRACY RIGGS wife of Henry H. Riggs, president of Euphrates College, Harpool, Turkey, died there, July 23, 1905; graduate, Holyoke College, 1903.

Mrs. C. W. LEWIS died Montezuma, Ga., Sept. 4, 1905; wife and mother.

WILLIAM BLACK son of Rev. W. S. Black, dec., died near Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 5, 1905.


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Photograph of Rev. R. B. RALLS, No. Alabama Conference; page 17.

Photograph of Hon. MARTIN S. LAWSON, Liberty, MO; page 20.

Mrs. JANE WARREN, member of Crawford Street Mission died Sept. 14, 1905.

JOB H. SCRUGGS born Williamson Co., Tenn., Nov. 11, 1817; died near Iuka, Miss., Aug. 3, 1905; youngest son of Finch and Nancy Scruggs who had moved from Cumberland Co., Va. to Nashville, Tenn. in 1804; later moved to Williamson Co., thence to Lauderdale Co., Miss. and in 1842 to Tishomingo Co., Miss.; father of ten children, including A. T. Scruggs, mayor of Iuka.

WILLIAM R. TRIPP born Beaufort Co., N.C., Aug. 25, 1822; married Mary A. Archbell, Nov. 9, 1843; 10 children; moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. in 1856; served in Confederate army; moved to Brownsville, then to Dancyville, Tenn. where he died July 22, 1905.

W. H. CAIN born Bedford Co., Va., May 2, 1822; moved as a child to Breckinridge Co., Ky. where he died Sept. 5, 1905; active Methodist layman.


October 5, 1905

Photograph of STONEWALL ANDERSON, president of Hendrix College, Ark.; page 17.

Major C. C. CLAY, native of Tenn., died in Cal., Aug. 6, 1905 aged 69 years; member of music firm, Sherman, Clay & Co.

Mrs. E. J. GATES died Palatka, Fla., Sept. 24, 1905.

NANNIE CREIGHTON wife of Rev. C. W. Creighton, died at Ninety-Six, S.C., Sept. 15, 1905.

JULIA SMITH widow of Rev. JAMES F. SMITH, S.C. Methodist Conference, died Spartanburg, S.C., Sept. 17, 1905; mother of Dr. Charles Forster Smith.

ELIZA F. MITCHELL born Gloucester Co., Va., June 3, 1821; daughter of Joseph Smith, son of Capt. Frank Smith; she married John. D. Mitchell of Abingdon, Va. at the age of 15 years; survived by one dau., four sons; her deceased daughters, Mrs. H. C. Neal, Mrs. L. T. Cosby, Miss Mollie C. Mitchell. She died Sept. 10, 1905.

MILTON H. DOWNING born July 24, 1832; died April 1, 1905; married (1) Mary Brooks, 1858; 3 children; (2) Maggie McCord, 1889.

Miss JOHNNIE MARY FACUNDUS born Jackson, La., June 16, 1904; died Denham Sprs., La., May 29, 1905.


October 12, 1905

Photograph of Bishop WARREN A. CANDLER, Atlanta, Ga.; page 1.

Photograph of Rev. E. T. ADAMS, Cape Girardeau, MO; page 19.

Dr. ROBERT ALEXANDER HARDIN born Savannah, Tenn., Dec. 19, 1838; died Elkmont Sprs., Tenn., July 31, 1905; son of General Alexander Hardin, grandson of Rev. Robert Hardin, DD, Presbyterian preacher; married Hettie Irwin, Savannah, Oct. 8, 1863. Children: Mrs. Mahlon Stacy, Pulaski, Tenn.; Mrs. Robert L. Jordan, Memphis; Robert A. Hardin, Jr., Birmingham, Ala.; Charles W. Hardin of Youngstown, Ohio.

W. N. B. ALFORD father of Rev. F. E. Alford, Tenn. Methodist Conference, born Jan. 19, 1826; died May 30, 1905, Robertson Co., Tenn.; married Dicey C. Bilew; 7 children.

CALLIWAY CALLICOTT born Tate Co., Miss., Dec. 13, 1862; married Flavia Flowers Busby, Dec. 29, 1884; died May 13, 1905.

W. A. BRADY born Carroll Co., Miss., May 28, 1846; married W. E. Wright in 1870; died Aug. 25, 1905


October 19, 1905

Photograph of Rev. YOUNG J. ALLEN, DD, Shanghai, China; page 1.


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Rev. JOHN RUSH died Covington, Ga., Oct. 6, 1905 in the 73rd year of his age; almost 50 years a member of the Alabama Methodist Conference.

Photograph of Rev. J. H. HUBBARD, Excelsior Springs, MO; page 22.


October 26, 1905

Photograph of Rev. J. D. FRASER, DD, Alabama Methodist Conference; page 17.

MARY LEIGH widow of Rev. William W. Leigh died Paducah, Ky., Oct. 18, 1905; 6 children.

Photograph of Rev. H. IRVING COBB, Osborn, MO; page 21.

Rev. MURDOCK MARTIN DUNN born Montgomery Co., N.C., April 2, 1829; son of William and Christian Dunn; spent 42 years as a Methodist preacher in Tenn., Miss. and Texas; married (1) Sallie Miller, 1862; (2) Edith Johnson, Valley View, Texas, 1892; died Denton Co., Texas, Aug. 23, 1905 in residence of his brother, Rev. J. M. Dunn.

ELIZABETH A. MOORE daughter of Captain William Lott, Miss., born Marion Co., Miss., Mar. 9, 1824; married Greene D. Moore, Feb. 21, 1844; died Oakland, Miss., Sept. 21, 1905; he had died 18 years before she died.

Dr. J. S. RILEY died near Quincy, Miss., Sept. 23, 1905 of congestion in the residence of his son, Dr. J. O. Riley; came from S.C. to Monroe Co., Miss. in 1857; married Laura A. Wise, 1860.


November 2, 1905

Photograph of Rev. G. T. SULLIVAN, Memphis Methodist Conference; page 18.

Rev. WILLIS E. DOCKERY, father of ex-governor A. M. Dockery of Miss., died Marion, Iowa, Oct. 22, 1905 in residence of his daughter, Mrs. Mollie Gage; born in Ky., Feb. 25, 1823.

Photograph of Rev. ROBERT GIBBS WOOD, Texas; page 20.

FLETCHER M. GILLILAND died Collierville, Tenn., Oct. 5, 1905 aged 82 years.

ROBERT YOUNG THOMAS son of Jonathan and Ellen Garrettson Thomas born Warren Co., Ky., Dec. 18, 1825; licensed to preach in Methodist Church Sept. 18, 1847; by May 29, 1848 he had preached 100 sermons; ordained deacon, 1850; ordained elder, 1852; served in many appointments in the Louisville Methodist Conference; married (1) Mary Cox; (2) Mary G. Briggs (died Sept. 7, 1905 in her 72nd year of age); [His death date not provided]; he predeceased his second wife.

JAMES BENTON LOVE died Sept. 25, 1905 aged about four-score years; native of Hardin Co., Ky.; moved to Nashville, Tenn.; married Mary E. Plummer, April 1856; 6 children, James R.; Mrs. Frank Swope; John W.; Mrs. W. L. Pierce; Mrs. John W. Boyd; Henry H. Love.

Rev. WILLIAM A. PITTS son of R. G. Pitts born Laurens Co., S.C., Sept. 14, 1867; graduate, Wofford College, 1893; married Sue A. Davis, Clarendon Co., S.C., Feb. 17, 1897; died Oct. 12, 1905. S.C. Methodist Conference.

JAMES OSGOOD POYAS born Tuscaloosa Co., Ala., May 28, 1841; son of Francis Delesseline and Martha Sanford Poyas; descended from Huguenots; married Mrs. Anna J. King, Pickens Co., Ala.; 7 children; [death date not provided].


November 9, 1905

Photograph of Professor JOHN L. BUCHANAN, president of Emory and Henry University, Va. and later president of University of Arkansas; page 17.

Mrs. SARAH B. DRAPER died Malvern, Ark., Oct. 20, 1905.

Photograph of Rev. W. H. HUNTLEY, Vicksburg, Miss.; page 20.

GRACE TARPLEY WILLIAMS died Unionville, Tenn., Oct. 10, 1905 in residence of Eulus E. Williams.


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ELIZA BOSTICK EARLY born Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 13, 1836; died Oct. 22, 1905 in residence of her son-in-law, Prof. Granbery Jackson on the Vanderbilt University campus; daughter-in- law of Bishop John Early.

CARRIE WARE born Stanton, Tenn., Jan. 14, 1869; married Elmer R. Smith, July 31, 1901; died July 14, 1905 in Fayetteville, Tenn.


November 16, 1905

Photograph of Rev. HENRY TRAWICK, Alabama Methodist Conference; page 17.

SAMUEL EDMOND TAYLOR [son of Richard Taylor, Haywood Co., Tenn.] born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Dec. 7, 1828; moved to Haywood Co., Tenn. in childhood; married Marianna Green, Nov. 23, 1852; died at. "Magnolia" his homeplace in Haywood Co., March 8, 1905.

WILLIAM LUCAS DILLARD son of H. M. Dillard, Bosque Co., Texas, grandson of Capt. William W. Lucas, dec., born Corinth, Miss., April 1, 1877; died Dallas, Texas, Oct. 2, 1905; at the age of 3 years moved with parents to Milam Co., Texas but soon moved to Bosque County.

MARY S. DOWLING, nee Mallet, born Walton Co., Fla., Mar. 1830; married Robert Dowling, Sept. 23, 1852; died Attala Co., Miss., Aug. 1, 1905.

IDA LOUISE DEITZEL, nee Clark, born Tiptonville, Tenn., Nov. 28, 1879; married Charles Deitzel, Union City, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1901; died Sept. 15, 1905; one child.

DAISY LITTLE SWEARENGIN born and reared in Nasseau Co., Fla.; born April 7, 1875; married Samuel Swearengin, Sept. 18, 1901; died Sept. 9, 1905; burial in Higginbotham Cemetery near her father, J. B. Little.


November 23, 1905

Photograph of Rev. M. J. COFFER, assistant editor, WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE; page 21.

Photograph of Rev. GILBY C. KELLY, DD, Lynchburg, Va.; page 27.

Mrs. M. T. McGLATHERY wife of Rev. James McGlathery, died at her country home, near Falkville, Ala., Oct. 2, 1905 aged 87 years; surviving were five children.

ELIZABETH J. "Pink" JONES daughter of Thomas and Rebecca White born Nov. 18, 1851; married T. H. Jones, Nov. 8, 1871; died Sept. 26, 1905.

JOSEPH CARROLL GREEN born July 3, 1832; died Aug. 31, 1905; married (1) Priscilla Ann Wheeler (died August 1890), Sept. 1, 1857; (2) Nanne Thompson, Oct. 6, 1891; he was a first lieutenant in Confederate army; was at the battle of Shiloh; honorably discharged due to ill health. "He lived gently and kind and died silently."


November 30, 1905

Dr. JAMES S. KENNEDY one of the oldest preachers in the Holston Methodist Conference, died Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 20, 1905; married the daughter of Rev. Thomas Stringfield; 2 of his children were church missionaries in Brazil his wife died April 14, 1905; he died Nov. 20, 1905; both died in residence of their son, E. M. Kennedy, a Knoxville merchant.

Rev. HIRAM D. GROVES, DD, president of Howard-Payne College, Fayette, MO, died of cerebral embolism in hospital, Kansas City, MO, Nov. 17, 1905 aged about 60 years; degree of Doctor of Divinity conferred upon him by Central College.

Mrs. MARTHA ELLISTON believed to be the oldest Methodist living in Nashville, Tenn., died Nov. 24, 1905 aged 95 years; maiden name, Mitchell; for years member of McKendree Meth. Ch. but transferred membership to West End Methodist Church in Nashville.

Photograph of General JOHN B. GORDON, CSA; page 13.


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December 7, 1905

Photograph of Rev. W. F. EVANS, Camden, Arkansas; page 17.

A SOUTHERN GIRL IN '61: The War-Time Memories of a Confederate Senator's Daughter. By Mrs. D. Giraud Wright. Illustrated from contemporary portraits. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co. Price, $2.75.
          Mrs. Wright's childhood was spent in a village in Texas, where her uneventful life was varied only by a few months' stay in Austin when her father, Louis T. Wigfall, was elected State senator. In 1860 Mr. Wigfall was made United States Senator, and removed his family to Washington, and his two daughters, aged fourteen and nine, were placed in school near Boston, Mass. When the Civil War began, Senator Wigfall was elected a member of the Confederate Senate, and passes were secured which brought his little daughters to Richmond to join their parents. There they remained until 1864, when their parents made a visit to Texas and left them in the care of Mrs. Joe Johnston in Atlanta. Avoiding Sherman's invasion, they fled to Macon, thence to Greenville, S.C., and then back to Richmond, which they left just before its evacuation and then returned to their former home in Texas. Mrs. Wright's reminiscences of those days are those of a young girl whose time and thought were largely given to the social affairs characteristic of her circle. The real hardships of war scarcely touched her personally, except when she was crowded in with the wounded, sick, and homeless on the train, fleeing from Macon to Greenville. Her account of this trip is graphic and touching. The larger part of the book is made up of letters-letters from the various members of the Wigfall family to each other, and of letters from prominent men to Senator Wigfall, among them several from Gen. Johnston explaining his difficulties and tribulations as commander of the Army of the Southwest. The whole tone of the work reechoes the true spirit of the South in ante-bellum days, and will be read with pleasure by those to whom those days are dear either by memory or inheritance.
          The volume is handsomely printed, and the many illustrations from photographs of distinguished men and women and pretty girls of the sixties are very attractive. The publishers announce that the book has already gone into its second edition.

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December 14, 1905

ELIZA G. DUNBAR, mother of Rev. William B Dunbar, No. Georgia Methodist Conference died Whaley, S.C., Dec. 1, 1905; burial in Millett, S.C.

Mrs. M. J. MONTGOMERY died Centerville, Tenn., Nov. 22, 1905 aged 76 years.

Dr. W. J. McMURRAY, president of Tennessee Board of Health and a trustee of the Confederate Soldiers' Home, died Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 4, 1905.


December 21, 1905

Rev. L. B. MADISON died Moberly, Dec. 9, 1905; born Albemarle Co., Va., Nov. 30, 1835; licensed to preach in Methodist Church

in 1860 and traveled in the Western Va.. Methodist Conference; ordained deacon, 1864; ordained elder, 1869; presiding elder of Charleston District; transferred to MO Methodist Conference in 1885; chaplain in Confederate army; married Mary A. Murrill; two children living, John Edward Madison and Miss Beulah Madison.

MARGARET BEALE FOSTER born Madison Co., Miss., May 25, 1879; died Tehula, Miss., Oct. 4, 1905 in residence of her parents, Dr. T. W. Foster and wife; burial in Lexington, Miss.; graduate, Industrial Institute and College, Columbus, Miss., June 1901; grad. Scarritt Bible and Training School, Kansas City, May 1903; had just completed the second year of training at Woman's Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., preparing to become a medical missionary.


December 28, 1905

Rev. J. T. AINSWORTH, So. Georgia Methodist Conference, died Oglethorpe, Ga., Dec. 6, 1905.

Rev. W. A. DIGGS, a young preacher in Memphis Methodist Conference died Farrington, Ky., Dec. 13, 1905. "He leaves a family."

LUTHER B. BYNUM, resident of Chatham Co., N.C., died in the Raleigh, N.C. courthouse, Dec. 13, 1905; member of the N.C. Conference Board of Education and trustee of the Orphanage.


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ROSE MOREMEN BOGGEN born near Brandenburg, Ky., June 6, 1837; married Rev. C. Y. Boggen, Dec. 8, 1859; died Louisville, Ky., Oct. 26, 1905; two sons, Rev. Olin Boggen, St. Louis Conference and W. F. Boggen, A. B., M. D., Louisville, Ky.

MARY LOCK daughter of Joel and Gilly Lock born Lauderdale Co., Ala., April 26, 1825; married John H. Scruggs, Lauderdale Co., Ala., 1843 and moved to Tishomingo Co., Miss.; 5 daus., 5 sons; died Oct. 30, 1905 a few months after her husband had died.

WILLIE LEE SHANKLE son of J. J. and Mary Shankle died Oct. 30, 1905 aged 10 years old.

NANNIE MAY daughter of Prof. S. V. and Nannie Comer Wall born Chapel Hill, Tenn., Feb. 3, 1881; married J. B. Herring, Aug. 14, 1901 in Honey Grove, Texas; died there, July 28, 1905; a sudden death.

REBECCA HUGHES only daughter of John F. and Cornelia Hughes born Nashville, Mar. 2, 1885; died Marietta, Indian Territory [Oklahoma], Nov. 23, 1905.

MARTHA MONTGOMERY, Centerville, Tenn., daughter of Pleasant M. Hornbeak born Hickman Co., Tenn. Feb. 6, 1830; married Dr. William Montgomery, Nov. 4, 1847; 8 children; died Nov. 23, 1905.

In the death of Judge John E. Ryland at his home, in Lexington, December 15, after a long and painful illness, one of the noblest figures in Missouri Methodism passes from the sight of men. The son of Judge John F. Ryland, who served two terms on the supreme bench of Missouri before the war, he was born at Fayette, Mo., July 8, 1830. When but an infant, his father removed to Lexington, where he grew to manhood and resided until his death. In 1857 he was admitted to the bar, and in 1880 was elected judge of the criminal court; and filled this position with distinction and honor for eighteen years. In 1850 he united with the Methodist Church, of which he was an official member fifty years. From 1872 to 1898 he was seven times a lay member of the Southwest Missouri Conference, and he represented that Conference in the General conferences of 1874, 1886, and 1890. He was one of the organizers of central Female College; at Lexington. His oldest son is a prominent attorney in Kansas City, another the pastor of our Trinity Church, at Los Angeles, Cal., another a physician, and another a successful man of business. One daughter, Mrs. Griswold, resides at Salt Lake, and another, Mrs. Wallace, at Lexington. For years he was a great sufferer, but his was a patient and heroic spirit whose saintliness in affliction was a fitting crown to his long life of usefulness in Church and State, in which he was "without fear and without reproach."


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