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


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July 5, 1906

Mrs. MATTIE D. B. ARMSTRONG wife of Rev. Thomas Armstrong died near Birmingham, Ala. in the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Chappell Cory, June 18, 1906.

Rev. J. A. CLIFTON born near Chester, S.C., Sept. 26, 1845; alumnus, University of Virginia; married Mary E. Hicklin, Nov. 24, 1868; several children; died Marion, S.C., June 14, 1906.

Dr. JAMES L. MITCHELL son of Zachariah and Minerva Davis Mitchell born Williamson Co., Tenn. Sept. 15, 1829; moved with family to Lauderdale Co., Tenn. in 1836; died near Ripley, Tenn., Nov. 13, 1905; graduate, Nashville Medical College, 1857; practiced medicine a few years in Dyer Co., Tenn. then returned to his home territory to do so; married (1) Cecily Buford Dunavant (died Nov. 12, 1875), Feb. 2, 1852; 2 sons; (2) Mrs. Margaret Parkes, Oct. 2, 1877.

FRANCIS ASBURY BUTLER son of Rev. Jesse and Mary Burruss Butler born near Courtland, Ala., Mar. 1, 1821; died Nashville, Tenn., May 15, 1906; his father was the only child of William and Mary Butler who moved form Culpeper Co., Va. to Lawrence Co., Ala. in 1818; his mother's family were from Caroline Co., Va.; he married Sarah F. Stringfield, Dec. 5, 1848 and moved to Strawberry Plains, Tenn. and lived there until 1864; finally settled in Nashville, 1882.

SARAH ELIZABETH READ born Sumner Co., Tenn., Nov. 20, 1835; joined Methodist Church, Sept. 1853; married Rev. James Warfield (died 1879), Tennessee Methodist Conference; died April 30, 1906. Children: Sam D. Warfield, Mrs. Lizzie Cook, Mrs. Clarence Gist, George H. Warfield and Charles M. Warfield.


July 12, 1906

Rev. J. M. PRATT died Lakeport, Cal., May 2, 1906 aged 54 years.

L. T. MOORE died Kansas City, MO, June 17, 1. 906 aged 72 years.

Rev. J. C. THOMAS, retired Methodist preacher, Western N.C. Conference, died June 19, 1906.

G. A. NORRIS born Todd Co., Ky., April 14, 1830; died May 19, 1906; married A. M. Norris, July 3, 1849; 10 children.

EMMETT HENDRIX CONDRA born Feb. 1, 1882; died May 8, 1906.

WILLIAM KEITH MUNROE buried in Nashville, Tenn. June 19, 1906 on his 25th birthday; tuberculosis.


July 19, 1906

Mrs. F. A. MITCHELL died Cadiz, Ky., June 26, 1906 aged 54 years.

ANNA L. PROTTSMAN widow of Rev. William McKendree Prottsman (died Oct. 27, 1902), died Booneville, MO, June 28, 1906 aged nearly 87 years; born Buckingham Co., Va., Aug. 15, 1819 and moved with parents to Glasgow, MO when about 6 years old; married Nov. 27, 1851.

Rev. JUDSON SMITH the secretary for the American Board of Commission for Foreign Missions (Congregational Church) died June 29, 1906 aged 69 years.

WILLIAM F. WHITESIDE, proprietor of Cedar Bluff Female College, died July 15, 1906; married Margaret Daniel Hammond; 9 children, among them Maud, Nellie and Samuel.


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CHARLOTTE AUGUSTA ROSS daughter of William and Mary Tullis Walker born Abbeville Dist. S.C., Oct. 14, 1831; died Auburn, Ala., April 26, 1906; her father, native of Glasgow, Scotland, died when she was a child; her mother moved to Chambers Co., Ala. in 1839 and then to Talladega, Ala. in 1844; married Rev. Bennett B. Ross, July 3, 1855; 1 dau. (Mary Rose); 4 sons (among them, Dr. Charles Hunter Ross, died 1878 and Dr. B. B. Ross, Auburn).

An Eminent Family.

Jonathan Edwards had eight daughters and three sons. Two of his daughter s married college presidents, and his son was President of Union College. His grandson, Timothy Dwight, was President of Yale and father of President Sereno Edwards Dwight, of Hamilton and grandfather of Timothy Dwight, twelfth President of Yale. Aaron Burr, Vice President of the United States, was a grandson of Edwards. President Theodore Dwight Woolsey, of Yale, was Edwards's great-grandson; and Dr. Theodore William Dwight, head of the Columbia Law School, New York, till 1892, was his great-great-grandson. President Merrill Edwards Gates, formerly of Rutgers and Amherst Colleges, is a great-great-great- grandson, and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, wife of the President of the United States, is a great-great-great-granddaughter. Vice President Aaron Burr is the only "black sheep" of any note in this great family, in which eminence in personal character is as constant a fact as distinguished intellectual and administrative force.


July 26, 1906

Rev. J. L. SEAY, a local Methodist preacher, died near Ironton, Ala., July 11, 1906 aged 95 years

JENNIE NOBLE WHITE wife of Rev. W. D. White, Illinois Methodist Conference, died Eureka Springs, Ark., June 26, 1906; youngest daughter of Rev. O. P. Noble, Hanford, Cal.; 4 children.

Photograph of Colonel GEORGE W. BAIN, Louisville, Ky.; page 16.

Mrs. SMITH W. MOORE, mother of Warren Moore, DD, died July 9, 1906 and buried from Brownsville, Tenn. Methodist Church on July 10, 1906.

Rev. THOMAS PHILLIPS, a local Methodist preacher, Adamsville Circuit, Memphis Conference, died July 7, 1906; surviving were his widow and two "little boys."

Rev. T. L. FOSTER, Memphis Methodist Conference, died July 2, 1906; burial Double Sprs.

Miss. NANCY J. BASKERVILLE, nee McGlothlein born April 13, 1840; died June 26, 1906; married in 1870 to Abner Baskerville, now county trustee of Sumner Co., Tenn.

Mrs. MARGARET J. CARTWRIGHT born Jan. 16, 1828; died June 28, 1906, Scottsville, Ky.; 3 daus., Mrs. Fannie Gillispi, Mrs. Hattie McGaughey and Jennie Durham.

RICHARD A. STEARMAN son of R. R. and Susan L. Stearman born Green Co., Ky., June 25, 1853; died June 19, 1905. "He was a polished gentleman, neat in his person and apparel." He married Kate Cowherd, Dec. 1886; one daughter, dec.

Dr. B. G. ATLEE, JR. born Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 13, 1881; died Chichuahua, Mexico, June 23, 1906; graduate, Tenn. Dental college, May 4, 1903; married Abbie Morton, Oct. 4, 1903; 2 children.

Rev. A. J. DEAN born Carroll Co., Va., Mar. 7, 1823; died Oct. 14, 1905; licensed to preach in Methodist Church July 29, 1860; a local preacher for many years.


August 3, 1906

Rev. T. H. CAMPBELL, Virginia Methodist Conference, died near Lynchburg, Va., July 14, 1906 aged 68 years.


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INFANT DAUGHTER of Rev. F. M. SHAMBURGER, N.C. Conference, died July 6, 1906.

Photograph of D. L. MUSSELMAN, president of Gem City Business College, Quincy, Ill.; page 26.

Dr. B. O. HESTER born N.C., June 19, 1871; died Haskell, Texas, June 23, 1906; son of Rev. S. W. Hester; married Margaret Williams.

JOHN H. GURLEY born Grenada, Miss., Feb. 10, 1859; moved to MO; married Lizzie Robins; 10 children; died June 25, 1906.


August 10, 1906

On his 79th birthday, July 29, 1906, Rev. DAVID SULLINS, DD, dedicated the new Ashbury [Asbury?] Chapel in Wythe Co., Va.

Rev. and Mrs. WELLBORN MOONEY celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary, July 31, 1906 in Dresden, Tenn. [hence married July 31, 1856].

Dr. ANSON WEST died Athens, Ala., July 3, 1906, No. Ala. Methodist Conference; this is really a tribute written by J. T. Morris, Woodlawn, Ala., July 20, 1906.

Rev. SAMUEL PHILLIP STILES born Nelson Co., Ky., April 9, 1848; died Jeffersontown, Ky., June 28, 1906; married Anna Huston, Sept. 19, 1871; 4 children, W. H. Stiles, Mrs. Lizzie Palmer, L. O. Stiles and a son who died at age 8 years. Methodist preacher.

LAURA GODBEY WARD daughter of Rev. E. W. Godbey born Roane Co., Tenn., May 26, 1863; married Rev. D. W. Ward, Dec. 18, 1894; died Birmingham, Ala., June 1, 1906.

CARRIE FARNADIS CHRISTIAN daughter of Henry and Mary Farnadis born LeFlore Co., Miss., and died July 15, 1906.

"My grandson," LANGDON LIPSCOMB WEBER son of William and Bettie Wilson Weber died Oxford, Ga., July 23, 1906 aged 5 months. Signed, S. A. Weber.


August 17, 1906

DAVID C. CRAIG died Nashville, Tenn., August 11, 1906.

MARY ANN HALL born near Decatur, Ga., Jan. 17, 1825; died May 13, 1906; married Barnabus P. Hall, Dec. 22, 1879; three of his children: Dr. Hall, Mrs. Stocks; Mrs. Daniels.

HERBERT A. BURGER was buried in McMinnville, Tenn. July 12, 1906; lacked one day of reaching his 27th birthday.


August 24, 1906

Rev. ANSON WEST born Robertson Co., N.C., Sept. 3, 1832; moved with parents to Ga. at age of 2 years and to Henry Co., Ala. when 6 years old and to Barbour Co., Ala. when almost grown; licensed to preach in Methodist Church June 14, 1856; Alabama Conference; married (1) Sallie Kittrell, Jan. 4, 1866; 4 children: Miriam, dec.; Marvin, lawyer, Decatur, Ala.; Dr. Olin, Nashville; Edith, wife of Augustus Harris; (2) Mrs. Z. A. Swearingen, April 17, 1883. His appointments: Crawford Circuit, 1857; Black's Bend Circuit, 1858-59; Tallassee Circuit, 1860; Black's Bend Circuit, 1861; Pensacola, 1862; Camden, 1863-64; Marianna, 1865; Camden District, 1866-69; Talladega Station, 1870; Huntsville Station, 1871-72; Gadsden Station, 1873-74; Birmingham District, 1875-77; Talladega District 1878-81; Huntsville District, 1882-85; Talladega District, 1886-89; Birmingham District, 1890-92; Florence, 1893- 94; Decatur Station, 1895-96; Decatur District, 1897-1900; New Decatur Station, 1901-02; Dadeville and Camp Hill, December, 1902-June, 1903; President North Alabama Conference College, June, 1903-


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June, 1904; Gadsden District, June, 1904- December, 1904; Athens Station, 1905- July, 1906. At the session of the Alabama Conference held at Macon, Miss., November 27, 1858, he was ordained a deacon by Bishop Robert Paine, and was ordained elder by Bishop J. O. Andrew at the session of the Alabama Conference held at Montgomery December 16, 1860. In 1878 the University of Alabama conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity.

Mrs. ELIZABETH ANN ERWIN died McKenzie, Tennessee, August 9, 1906.


August 31, 1906

Photograph of Rev. J. D. HAMMOND, secretary of Education, Methodist Episcopal Church, South; page 1.

Photograph of Bishop C. B. GALLOWAY, DD, LLD; page 4.

Photograph of Rev. LUNDY H. HARRIS. A. M.; page 5.

Photograph of Rev. J. C. MORRIS, president, Central College, MO; page 7.

Photograph of W. B. MURRAH, president, Millsaps College, Miss.; page 8.

Photograph of R. S. HYDER, president of Southwestern University, Texas; page 9.

Photograph of HENRY N. SNYDER, president of Wofford College, S.C.; page 10.

Photograph of Rev. JAMES E. DICKEY, president of Emory College, Georgia; page 11.

Photograph of R. G. WATERHOUSE, president of Emory-Henry College, Va.; page 12.

Photograph of S. M. HOSMER, president of Southern University, Ala.; page 13.

Photograph of STONEWALL ANDERSON, president of Hendrix College, Ark.; page 14.

Photograph of Rev. H. A. BOAZ, president of Polytechnic College, Texas; page 16.

Photograph of H. K. TAYLOR, president of Kentucky Wesleyan College; page 18.

Photograph of Hon. DU PONT GUERRY, president of Wesleyan Female College, Ga.; page 20.

Photograph of ALFRED F. SMITH, president of Central College for women, MO; page 23.

Photograph of RUFUS W. SMITH, president of LeGrange Female College, Ga.; page 24.

Photograph of Rev. I. W. COOPER, president of Whitworth Female College, Miss; page 26.

[All of these photographs are accompanied by a view of the particular schools involved.]


September 7, 1906

A tribute written to the memory of MARGARET R. BAILEY, dec., wife of Dr. J. Marion Bailey; written by David P. Browder.

FANNIE ODEN DORRIS married William M. Dorris, Oct. 29, 1884; died July 11, 1906.

ISAAC HOWELL INGRAM born Muhlenburg Co., Ky., May 14, 1820; died Petaluma, Cal., Aug. 1, 1906; migrated to California in 1849; married Mary Tucker, Oct. 1865.

JANE K. FREEMAN born Mar. 19, 1835; married I. H. Freeman, Oct. 8, 1850; died Verona, Miss., May 29 1906; wife and mother.

MARY PLEASANT FUQUA, nee Ivey, born Chesterfield Co., Va., June 29, 1818; married John Thomas Fuqua, Dec. 10, 1845; moved to Hickman, Ky., 1853, where she died July 6, 1906; a widow for 34 years; two children. J. E. Fuqua and Mrs. A. M. DeBow.


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September 14, 1906

Photograph of Rev. Z. M. WILLIAMS, presiding elder, Kansas City, MO; page 10.

Photograph of Rev. J. R. SAVAGE, Winchester, Ky.; page 18.

Photograph of Rev. J. W. HERRING, Huntington, W. Va.; page 19.




          Rev. John Loving Seay, son of Abram and Rosa B. Seay, was born May 7, 1811, in Nelson County; Va. He was reared in a Christian home and baptized in his infancy. In 1829 he left Virginia with his widowed mother, brothers, and sisters, and settled in Franklin County, Tenn., where he was converted at a Cumberland Presbyterian camp meeting and united with that Church. In 1834 he moved to Mardisville, Talladega County, Ala., and in a short time purchased a home seven miles from Talladega. Soon after coming to Alabama he united with the Methodist Church and was licensed to preach September 16, 1843, at the Owens Springs Camp Ground, in Talladega County. He was married in 1838 to Miss Eliza Thompson, and to them were born nine children, seven of whom lived to maturity. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. P. J. Pace, July 11, 1906, near Ironton, Ala.; and was buried at the family cemetery, Brothers Black, Branscomb, and Johnson conducting the services. His grandsons were the pallbearers. He was sick but four days, and could not speak after he was taken; but his life of consecration to the service of Christ was testimony enough. He leaves six children, forty-three grandchildren, and forty-nine great-grandchildren.
          Brother Seay was a remarkable man. He had great physical strength, living to the age of ninety-five and reading without glasses up to the time of his death. He was richly endowed mentally, and these gifts were always used for the betterment of his race. He had a deep and clear religious experience, about which he loved to talk. He was devoted to the doctrines and literature of the Church, was a reader of the Nashville ADVOCATE for more than fifty years. His work of more than half a century in the local ranks is held by the Church as a precious memory, and has gone into its history. He did much in planting Methodism in Talladega and other counties.




          Having read during this year various tirades against the negro, notably that of Governor Vardaman, of Mississippi, I have had some food for thought concerning the race problem, that our brethren of the North seem to think of such paramount importance to us; and having spent more than three decades in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee, I have had somewhat of opportunity to observe the negro from various points of view. While all Negroes are far from being as attractive as some of our sentimental theorists of the North would have us believe, equally so are they as an entirety as far from being as hideous and as repulsive and as blockheaded as the governor of Mississippi would have us believe. To those of us who see daily multitudes of negroes, in the lowest walks of life the history of the rise of some members of the race from slavery to positions of honor and trust in the world is of peculiar interest.
          In striking contrast to the above-mentioned tirades, it is refreshing to read in the Southwestern Christian Advocate a number of sketches of negroes who have digged themselves out of the mire. Some of these have had experiences so unique that I shall here briefly outline the careers of half a dozen of them.
          Isaiah Benjamin Scott was born in Kentucky of slave parents, with environments that afforded little inspiration, and with poverty pressing close upon him and his family. An older brother, working as a sleeping car porter, believing that there was something of worth in Isaiah, made sacrifices in order to help him through school. Isaiah attended school when he could, and helped to pay his expenses by doing various kinds of work after school hours. School finished, he advanced rapidly, becoming college professor, pastor, presiding elder, college president, editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate, and finally missionary bishop for Africa of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


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          Booker Taliaferro, by himself surnamed Washington, has had a romantic career. He was born in a plantation cabin that had no windows, the naked earth being the only floor; and he was a boy of considerable size before he ever slept in a bed, a pile of rags in a corner on the earthen floor serving as his sleeping place. His first shoes had wooden soles about an inch thick, the tops of rough leather, his only garment then being a flaxen shirt which pricked like pins or cockleburs. His first knowledge of written signs was gained when working at a salt furnace. His stepfather was packing salt, and each packer had his barrels numbered. At the close of the day the "boss of the packers" would put "18" on his stepfather's barrels. Young Booker soon recognized the figures, and soon learned to make both. That was his first inspiration for knowledge, and then it was that he determined to get an education. When he first entered school his only name, so far as he knew, was just "Booker." Prior to that time his attention had not been called to the fact that he should have a family name; so when the children were giving their names and it came his turn to register, he announced as his full name "Booker Washington." Why he took the name of Washington is not known. He subsequently learned, however, that his mother had named him Booker Taliaferro; so he retains to this day the name he gave himself, with that supplied by his mother. In later life, determining to enter Hampton Institute, five hundred miles from where he then lived, he started out, and finally got as far as Richmond, Va., without money and very hungry. In this plight of course he could get neither food nor lodging. Of this experience he says: "I must have walked the streets until after midnight. At last I became so exhausted that I could walk no longer: I was tired, I was hungry, I was everything but discouraged. Just about the time I reached extreme physical exhaustion I came upon a portion of a street where the board sidewalk was considerably elevated. I waited for a few minutes, till I was sure that no passer-by could see me, and then crept under the sidewalk and lay for the night upon the ground, with my satchel of clothing for a pillow. Nearly all night I could hear the tramp of feet over my head. The next morning I found myself somewhat refreshed; but I was extremely hungry, because it had been a long time since I had had sufficient food. As soon as it became light enough for me to see my surroundings, I noticed that I was near a large ship, and that this ship seemed to be unloading a cargo of pig iron." Washington secured work on this vessel, and continued to sleep under this walk until he had sufficient funds to take him to Hampton. He reached Hampton with fifty cents and with very little external attraction for entering school. But as by chance he was given the job of sweeping an adjoining recitation room. This room he swept three times and dusted all the woodwork four times; and when the Yankee woman came to inspect the work, she was more than satisfied with the thoroughness and promptness with which it had been accomplished, and quietly remarked: "I guess you will do to enter this institution." He is to-day one of the leaders of his race.
          M. C. B. Mason was twelve years old before he saw a schoolhouse. When he went to school, he learned his alphabet the first day. This school was two miles away, on the canal, and young Mason was many times forced to wade through mud and water knee-deep in order to reach it. He says that when he entered Sunday school the first hymn, that was sung was "Shall We Gather at the River?" which he interpreted literally; for while he did not know what the boys and girls might do at the river, when he looked around and saw them singing lustily he thought he would be all right, as he was a good swimmer and could hold his own against any of them. Mason is now Corresponding Secretary of the Freedmen's Aid and Southern Education Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
          J. W. E. Bowen was born of slave parents, earned money to pay his way through college by sawing wood, putting in coal, cutting grass, and scrubbing porches, at the same time doing his own laundry work and cooking. At one time he says that for six weeks he lived on lemonade and doughnuts, the meals for an entire day costing him six cents. This is the story in his own words: "I went out in the morning and bought five cents' worth of doughnuts, receiving six for that amount, and five cents' worth of lemons lasted five days. Mrs. Blye, the matron, gave me the sugar. I ate two doughnuts for breakfast and drank three glasses of lemonade for breakfast, and likewise for dinner and supper. By this rigid economy I saved the money I made in teaching and paid my board for three months of the school year. I had not much clothing. I made one pair of trousers last me three years. I had to sew on my own buttons and do my own patchwork also. I would not take my weight in gold for the experience of those hard years of struggle," Bowen has come up from slavery to a position of prominence, and his success is widely known.
          James Lewis never attended a public or private school, but got inspiration for knowledge from the sight of white boys going to school. He determined to learn to read and write, and was at the post office every morning to get his father's mail, where the arrival of the stagecoach was a great attraction. Here he would pick up the paper wrappers and the envelopes dropped by the merchants in opening their letters. Carrying these out to a small creek on the edge of town, he would throw water upon the white sand which bordered the stream and with a sharp stick would copy the letters and names from the wrappers upon the sand. This was a favorite playground for the white boys, as they had a swimming hole in the creek. When he wished to learn a letter or a name, he would say: 'Here, you white boys who have been to school, I bet you a marble you can't tell me what letter or name I have written upon the sand.' They of course told him and received the marble. He lost a good many marbles in that way, but he thus picked up his words and letters until he had learned to read and write. He did not pause in his self-education. The purpose never left him. Lewis has had an interesting career, and is to-day United States Surveyor for the State of Louisiana.
          Judson W. Lyons was born in Georgia during the days of slavery, and was at an early day put to learning the three R's.
          While receiving his training he drove a mule team, hitched to one of the old-fashioned cotton gins, between studies. He sat at the end of one beam, and another boy sat at the other end. Each of these boys, while engaged in keeping the mules moving in their circuit around the gin, carried in his hand one of Webster's old-fashioned blue spellers. One with his book closed would spell the words called off from the opposite end beam by his companion, and, taking turns thus, they became very proficient in the difficult art of correct spelling. In this school around the gin he got the inspiration for an education, which was subsequently satisfied by his entrance into the Atlanta Baptist College, Atlanta, Ga. Even at this place young Lyons was to have his difficulties. Poverty was still with him, and while he was pursuing his studies at the col-


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lege he was engaged to teach a class of young colored women at night, who were employed, during the daytime in various capacities. The sum of ten dollars per month, which he received from this source, together with assistance furnished by his mother and sister, enabled him to finish his college course without encountering any severe hardships. Lyons has held various positions of responsibility, and is at present Register of the Treasury at Washington.


Mrs. ELIZABETH M. SAUNDERS died Hendersonville, Tenn., Sept. 2, 1906.

Mrs. SARAH JANE ANDERSON wife of James Anderson, daughter of Dr. John B. McFerrin, died in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 5, 1906 aged 63 years. Burial in Gallatin, Tennessee.

ELIZABETH A. MOODY born Henry Co., Tenn., Nov. 2, 1835; married H. P. Erwin; died McKenzie, Tenn. August 9, 1906.

JENNIE WARMATH, nee Exum, born Oct. 24, 1860; died June 27, 1906; married James W. Warmath, January 5, 1887.

ROBERT RUSSELL KOPENHAGEN infant son of H. L. Kopenhagen born Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 11, 1905; died Nashville, Tenn., August 15, 1906.

CHARLOTTE A. SPIVEY daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Spivey born near Kellyton, Ala., Mar. 18, 1839; died in same house where she had been born, June 19, 1906.


September 21, 1906

Judge THOMAS H. MALONE, Nashville, Tenn. attorney, died Sept. 14, 1906 aged 72 years; native of Alabama.

Rev. J. W. and S. I. CUNNINGHAM celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in St. Louis, MO, Sept. 17, 1906. He was born in Leitchfield, Ky., June 24, 1824.

WILL IRVIN HARRIS son of Rev. E. S. and Iva Harris born Jackson, Tenn., Oct. 30, 1897; died from infection of a broken arm, Aug. 18, 1906; burial in Paris, Tenn.

SOPHRONIA T. YARNELL, nee Igou, Chattanooga, Tenn., died Feb. 5, 1906; burial in Hill City, Tenn.

STEPHEN P. JONES born Natchez, Miss., Dec. 8, 1845; died Baton Rouge, La., July 7, 1906; son of Rev. Benjamin Jones of Miss. and nephew of Rev. Nathan Bangs; businessman and planter; husband and father; burial in Magnolia Cemetery.

FANNIE W. MANN daughter of William and Phoebe Hall born Fayette Co., Tenn., Mar. 7, 1840 and lived there until 1872; then lived in Brownsville, Tenn.; married J. A. Mann, Jan. 6, 1869; died April 15, 1906.


September 28, 1906


          It seems likely that before the celebration of Virginia's three hundredth birthday is over somebody may propose a Pocahontas monument. The grave of the young woman who either did or didn't save Captain John Smith's life is somewhere very near the present St. George's Church, Gravesend, if not directly under it. The entry in the parish register runs thus: "1616, March 21, Rebecca Wrolfe, wyffe of Thomas Wrolfe, gent, a Virginia lady borne, was buried in ye chancell." The late Rector, Rev. John. H. Haslam, placed a marble mural tablet in the church at his own expense and planned (but did not live to carry out his plan) a memorial window.


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MAMIE SHY DECKER daughter of David and Sarah Shy, Smithton, MO, born MO, 1869; married Dr. Charles Decker, 1889; 2 children; died San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 4, 1906.

WILLIAM B. McDANIEL born Marion Co., Tenn., May 3, 183l; died near Shellmound, Tenn., Aug. 3l, 1906; an invalid.

Mrs. Dr. W. S. CARDWELL born Nov. 19, 1840; married in 1859; 5 children; died; and was buried in Prospect, Tenn. on September, 16, 1906.

JAMES BLACKARD TERRY son of Rev. R. B. Terry and wife born Denmark, Tenn., Oct. 12, 1904; died Bemis, Tenn. of pneumonia, Sept. 12, 1906.


October 5, 1906

A photograph of the faculty and students of Colegio Wesleyano, San Luis, Potosi, Mexico; page 4.

Photograph of Deaconesses of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Misses MABEL KENNEDY, ELIZABETH TAYLOR, LOUISE WHITMAN, MATTIE IVEY and Mrs. M. N. Carr; page 17.


October 12, 1906

Rev. W. B. TAYLOR was the new pastor of McKendree Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn.; born Dickson Co., Tenn., March 29, 1868; entered the Tennessee Conference in 1891.

ELIZABETH AUGUSTA SHIPLEY wife of Rev. J. Lester Shipley, Baltimore Methodist Conference, died Baltimore, Md., Sept. 12, 1906; burial in Loudon Park Cemetery.

FRANCES ELIZABETH MILLER daughter of J. B. and Eula Miller born Oct. 23, 1905; died Feb. 28, 1906.

JOHN THREATH ANDREWS born Williamson Co., Tenn., July 23, 1832; died Nashville, Tenn., May 21, 1906; first wife, Amanda Moore, the mother of his children, died Sept. 16, 1880.

LOUISA WOOD born New York state, Jan. 29, 1844; died Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 8, 1905; married Prof. Orville Goodrich; three sons, Charles, died at age 8 years; William; Clarence.

EDWARD RUST born Montpelier, Vermont, Dec. 25, 1833; died Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 15, 1905; railroad engineer; married (1) Mrs. Callie Smith, no children; (2) Mary Smith, two children, Mrs. Holmes and Don Rust.

LOUISE REID MINKLER born Chemango Co., New York, 1823; died Buffington, Ky., July 21, 1906; married (1) George Livermore Reid; (2) Jesse D. Minkler; she had three children.


October 19, 1906

Photograph of Rev. SAMUEL P. JONES, evangelist, who died Oct. 15, 1906 lacking one day of reaching his 59th year of age; page 11.

Professor J. S. KENDALL, president of North Texas State Normal [teachers' college] died Denton, Texas, Oct. 7, 1906.

ELLA VIRGINIA ALLEMONG LUPTON daughter of Rev. John and Hannah Allemong born Frederick Co., Va., Dec. 1, 1831; died Ft. Casey, July 11, 1906; married Prof. N. T. Lupton; 3 children, Mrs. Robert Noble and Dr. Frank Lupton.

WILLIAM BRANDAU born Asthmus, Hansen, Kreis Rhotenburg, Germany, July 23, 1833; died Clarksville, Tenn., Oct. 22, 1906; of Huguenot descent; came to U. S. with father and family in 1842, locating in southern Ohio; married Anna M. Miller, 1856; moved to Decatur Co., Tenn. in 1867 and in 1880 to Stewart Co., Tenn. where he retired from working in iron furnaces; later a groceryman.

DANIEL TARBOX JEWETT born Princeton, Maine, Sept. 14, 1807; settled in St. Louis, MO to practice law in 1857; sometime member of U. S. Senate; died Oct. 7, 1906.

From BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, 1774-1971, Washington, D.C., 1971, page 1188:


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JEWETT, Daniel Tarbox, a Senator from Missouri; born in Pitiston, Kennebec County, Maine, September 14, 1807; completed preparatory studies; attended Colby College; was graduated from Columbia College, New York City, N. Y., in 1830 and from the Harvard Law School; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Bangor, Maine; city solicitor of Bangor 1834-1837; engaged with his brother, Albert G. Jewett, in operating a steamboat line upon the Chagres River, Isthmus of Panama, 1850- 1853; moved to California and engaged in gold mining for two years; returned to Bangor, Maine, and practiced law; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1857 and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives in 1866; appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles D. Drake and served from December 19, 1870, to January 20, 1871, when a successor was elected; declined to be a candidate for election to the Senate to fill this vacancy; resumed the practice of law; died in St. Louis. Mo., October 7, 1906; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery.



October 26, 1906

No obituaries appeared in this issue.


November 2, 1906

Photograph of Rev. E. A. KONKEN, Texas; page 18.

Mrs. MARY J. CLARK born Holmes Co., Miss., Nov. 27, 1829; died Aug. 28, 1906; 10 children; burial in Kosciusko, Miss.

MARTHA ELLEN NOLLEY born Mar. 31, 1838; died Gray's Summit, July 4, 1906; her husband, Dr. R. J. R. Nolley (married 1867) died June 5, 1881 leaving her with 2 children, 2 having already died. She visiting her brother, Joe North, when she died.

JANE SCOTT KILPATRICK daughter of J. S. and Fannie Kilpatrick, born Apr. 19, 1856; died Sept. 28, 1906.


November 6, 1906

MARTHA DUNCAN FONTAINE daughter of Pierson and Mary E. Miers Duncan born Eutaw, Ala., January 7, 1855; died Shady Grove, Ala., Oct. 16, 1906; married Rev. George Fontaine, Alabama Methodist Conference, Mar. 14, 1878; graduate, Centenary Female College, 1873; 4 daus., 3 sons.

LEATHEA BARNETT PREWIT born Jan. 25, 1822; married J. A. Prewit, Nov. 16, 1848; 3 daus.; died near Hartsville, Tenn., Sept. 15, 1906; husband survived her.

SAM HENRY youngest son of Albert G. Henry, dec. and Mary Ann Henry born, near Guntersville, Ala., Jan. 12, 1860; educated at University of South and University of Alabama; married Mattie daughter of Rev. Shirley B. Hunter, Dec. 23, 1879; 4 children; died October 14, 1906.


November 16, 1906

Photograph of Rev. WARNER MOORE, Ripley, Tennessee; page 9.

Rev. JAMES L. EDRINGTON, Campbellsville Circuit, died Oct. 27, 1906 in the 71st year of his age [conference not provided].

Photograph of Rev. J. E. ABERNETHY, Mt. Airy, N.C.; page 18.

Photograph of Rev. J. H. Ball, Tulsa, Indian Territory [Oklahoma]; page 18.

Photograph of Rev. J. G. MILLER, Texas; page 18.

Photograph of Rev. J. N. LATHAM, Portsmouth, Va.; page 18.


November 23, 1906

Bishop [JOHN JAMES] TIGERT died Tulsa, Indian Territory, Nov. 21, 1906; septic poisoning; born Nov. 24, 1856; energetic scholar.


November 30, 1906

Mention of the burial of Bishop J. J. TIGERT, DD, LLD, in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn. In a tribute to him his birthdate is given as Nov. 22, 1856; died Tulsa, Nov. 21, 1906; grad., Vanderbilt University, 1877 (additional studies there later); prof. of church history at Vanderbilt and later taught a school of philosophy; became pastor of Methodist Church in Kansas City in 1890; author of A CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN METHODISM; in 1894 appointed editor of Books and of the QUARTERLY REVIEW (Methodist). He married Amelia McTyeire, 1878; 3 daus., 3 sons. [Tributes to his memory published pages 23-24, Jan. 18, 1907 issue and page 22, June 14, 1907 issue]


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Photograph and sketch about WINSTON CHURCHILL, American author; born St. Louis, MO, Nov. 10, 1871; married Mabel Hall, 1895; writer on historical themes; served in the New Hampshire legislature.

Mrs. M. F. MYERS widow of Rev. J. G. Myers was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 19, 1906; 80 years old.

Mrs. SARAH S. NELSON died 12 miles north of Columbus, Miss., Aug. 23, 1906; surviving were one daughter, 3 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

MARTHA S. CRESWELL, nee Mann born Tenn., Feb. 22, 1839; married James C. Creswell, Dec. 5, 1855 in Ark.; died in residence of oldest son, Dr. J. M. Creswell, Sept. 28, 1906; daughter of Rev. John H. Mann, a pioneer Methodist preacher in Alabama.

HARRIET TABITHA MOORE only daughter of S. P. Moore, born April 13, 1875; died Oct. 22, 1906.

CLARA L. CARTER wife of Rev. C. W. Carter died Oct. 30, 1906; Arcadia, La.; 11 children, 6 surviving her.

C. V. PRATER, nee Woodward, born near Oxford, Miss., April 10, 1855; married C. V. Prater, Dec. 14, 1884; died July 16, 1906.


December 7, 1906

Photograph and sketch about the Rev. J. S. FRENCH, born Jonesboro, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1872; pastor of First Methodist Church, Atlanta, Ga.; page 15.

JULIA A. WRIGHT, nee Colton, born Ga., Feb. 3, 1851; married (1) J. F. Briggs (died 1893), Dec. 29, 1866; (2) Rev. W. J. Wright, Oct. 27, 1897.

GEORGE W. NEFF died Rowland, Ala., Nov. 17, 1906 aged 76 years; his parents moved from Va. to Alabama; he married Rebecca daughter of David Neff.

ALMA HART THOMAS daughter of David and L. E. Thomas born May 26, 1889; died June 28, 1906.


December 14, 1906

Photograph of Rev. J. F. BELL, Palatka, Florida; page 18.


December 21, 1906

Dr. J. M. GADDY, a Baptist official, was killed when he fell from a moving train, Dec. 13, 1906, while the train was on its route from Austin to San Antonio, Texas.


December 28, 1906

No obituaries appeared in this issue.


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