By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2003


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July 5, 1912

Rev. J. A. EDWARDS, N.C. Conference, died Hookerton, N.C., June 21, 1912; the oldest living graduate of Trinity College [later Duke University] when he died.

Dr. WILLIAM P. IVEY, graduate of Trinity College and University of Maryland, died Lenoir, N.C., June 28, 1912 aged 58 years.

MINNIE KIRKPATRICK KIRKLAND daughter of Judge S. J. and Dora H. Kirkpatrick, wife of W. C. Kirkland, born near Jonesboro, Tenn., July 9, 1867; died Covington, La., May 18, 1911; honors graduate of Peabody Normal College.

WILLIAM PATTILLO TURNER born Ga., April 6, 1864; died Hiroshima, Japan, Mar. 10, 1912; married Alice Burke; three children. He was a Methodist missionary to Japan. Buried in Kaugamo burial ground, Kobe, Japan.


July 12, 1912

HELEN PERRY KYLE born Franklin Co., N.C., Dec. 3, 1823; died Arkadelphia, Ark., May 26, 1912; married Gayle H. Kyle, Madison Co., Tenn.; seven children.


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Dr. ROBERT PAINE RANSOM son of Rev. Richard P. Ransom and Frances Ban [sic] Ransom, born Dec. 9, 1857; alumnus, Emory-Henry College and graduate, University of Nashville (medical department), 1879; settled in Williamston, S.C., 1887; married Lillie Gray, Jan. 3, 1883; six children. Died May 30, 1912.

BETTIE ALLEN WHITEAKER son of William and Hannah Allen born Giles Co., Va.; married A. B Whiteaker, Bristol, Tenn., Feb. 18, 1891; died May 22, 1912; daughters, Mary Allen and Nannie Frances Whiteaker.

A tribute of respect for memory of W. W. WHIELSON who died May 31, 1912; by Wesley Bible Class, Johnson Memorial Church, Huntington, W. Va., of which he had been a member; undated.


July 19, 1912

Rev. Dr. ROBERT WATKINS LOVETT born Nov. 11, 1818; died Screven, Ga., July 3, 1912; graduate, Emory College, 1843; husband and father (six children).

Dr. ROBERT N. HARTLEY died Ilkley, England, May 21, 1912.

Rev. J. H. EVANS, DD, son of Francis and Martha Evans, born Hertford Co., N.C., Sept. 15, 1834; died Jackson, Tenn., May 10, 1912; married Valeria Standefer, July 17, 1859; two children surviving, Robert Evans and Miss Walker Evans; a son, Joseph Evans, died years ago; he began his Methodist ministry in the Memphis Conference in 1856; a presiding elder for twenty-three years.

Rev. F. W. NOLAND son of Rev. Stephen and Amanda Miller Noland, born July 24, 1843; served in Confederate army; licensed to preach in Methodist church, Feb. 9, 1867; married Emma Doty, Dec. 4, 1873; became a banker; died Mar. 15, 1912; four children.


July 26, 1912

MARY IRBY DU PIE born Huntsville, Ala., Jan. 6, 1837; died Nashville, Tenn., June 22, 1912; her father, Colonel Samuel Peete, was a prominent citizen; her mother died when she was an infant and she was reared by her grandmother, Mrs. Benjamin Pope; married Cornelius Du Pie, 1869; had an only son who died aged 30 years. Her sister married W. B. Bate, a U.S. senator.

ROBERT SAMUEL STREET born Va., May 13, 1836; married Mary Jane Brown, Jan. 14, 1866; died Wellington, Texas, March 13, 1912.

"In Memoriam", JANE STEVENS BARTON born Mecklenburg Co., N.C., Dec. 13, 1824; died July 4, 1912; married James Lous Barton (died 1872) and moved to Ark. in 1848; nine children. Her son, Louis S. Barton, Dallas, Texas submitted her obituary.


August 2, 1912

No obituaries appeared in this issue.


August 9, 1912

Dr. HENRY J. POPE, one of the best-known Wesleyan ministers, born Feb. 22, 1836; ordained in 1862; died July 16, 1912.


August 16, 1912

WILLIE DAVIS died Marshall Co., Tenn., July 18, 1912; she drowned, in a branch, swollen from rains, while on a shopping chore.

MARTHA JANE LAMB STEWART born August 13, 1836; daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Lamb; wife of William D. Stewart; married Sept. 26, 1852; died July 6, 1912. Children: John R., James Emmett, William J., Sophronia, Vesta and Letitia.


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MARY VIRGINIA SHIPLEY wife of Richard V. Shipley, Howard Co., Maryland, born Fincastle, Va., Dec. 28, 1837; died June 26, 1912; daughter of Captain J. M. Faggot.


August 23, 1912

HENRY P. CLARK, member of the senior class, Vanderbilt Medical Department, died Emory, Va., August 7, 1912.

ANNA MARIA PENN born Henry Co., Va., July 7, 1833; oldest daughter in a family of ten children; married John Ireland, 1859; died May 28, 1912.

MATTIE W. HUGHES second daughter of Alexander and Mary Reavis Butler, born Henderson, N.C., Mar. 19, 1835; married in Tulip, Ark. to George West Hughes (died 1900), 1855. Children: Walter J., Harry West, George Reavis. Died Los Angeles, California, May 31, 1912.


August 30, 1912

Rev. JAMES T. MURRAH, North Mississippi Conference, died Memphis, Tenn., August 20, 1912.

ANGELINE MOORE GILL born 1818; married Joe J. S. Gill, Dec. 11, 1834; three daus., six sons. "Very much alive" in Petersburg, Tenn.


September 6, 1912

ANNE J. HAMILL, mother of Dr. H. M. Hamill, died Cullman, Ala., Aug. 29, 1912; was within a few weeks of her 93rd birthday; widow of Dr. Edward J. Hamill who died in 1891. [Additional obituary, Sept. 13, 1912 issue, page 31, states that she was born near Elberton, Ga., Oct. 2, 1819; dau. of Colonel Holman F. Simmons, Talladega Co., Ala., a planter who died in 1870 and Sarah Burns Simmons, a descendant of the poet, Robert Burns. Her children were Dr. Edward who died in 1910 and Dr. Howard M. Hamill and others.]


September 13, 1912

Bishop CHARLES GRAFTON, Protestant Episcopal Church, born Boston, Mass., 1830; died August 30, 1912; founder of the "Cowley Fathers."


September 20, 1912

CLAUD J. FERGUSON daughter of Harper L. and Elizabeth Cole, born near Tuskegee, Ala.; Feb. 1, 1857; died Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 12, 1912; married Rev. John L. Ferguson, Feb. 10, 1885; three daus., four sons.

MARY LOUISE DURHAM born Warren Co., Tenn., May 3, 1841; married John W. Durham, April 12, 1857; died Mulberry, Tenn., July 10, 1912; surviving children, Mrs. Ellen Sebastian, Charles W. Durham, Mattie Durham and Annie Durham.

MARGARET ELIZABETH SIMS FARRIS born Franklin Co., Tenn., Dec. 10, 1831; died March 12, 1912.

JEANETTE BROCK died recently; alumna of Buford College.


September 27, 1912

PAULINE LENORA SHELLEY born in Texas, August 2, 1904; died in Kentucky, August 20, 1912.

Resolutions of respect for memory of T. M. CARTWRIGHT who died August 14, 1912 aged 77 years; by Sunday School at Oakland, Tenn. Methodist Church, of which he had been superintendent and he was a Confederate veteran.


October 4, 1912

W. A. GILMORE born Marcella Falls, Tenn., Dec. 28, 1846; died August 1, 1912; married Bettie Sparks, Oct. 3, 1872; seven children; circuit court clerk, Lawrence Co., Tenn. for several years.


October 11, 1912

Views of the various buildings that had housed McKendree Methodist Church, Nashville, centered with a picture of Bishop McKendree for whom it was named; page 1.


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October 18, 1912

NANCY ELIZABETH LATIMER born Sumner Co., Tenn., Nov. 28, 1836; moved with parents to Columbia, Tenn.; married William Latimer, Oct. 17, 1855; moved to Texas in 1882; formerly a Presbyterian but joined Methodist Church in 1895; died Petty, Texas, July 28, 1912.

NADINE GIRVIN, five-year-old daughter of James C. Girvin and wife, died Owensboro, Ky., Sept. 14, 1912.


October 25, 1912

BETTIE GRAVES born Hardeman Co., Tenn., Mar. 19, 1830; died Sept. 1, 1912; married John O. Graves; nine children, three daughters surviving her.

Rev. DAVID MARTIN COGDELL born near Corinth, Miss., March 24, 1853; died Mineral Wells, Texas, Sept. 24, 1912; married Sue Craig, Oct. 26, 188l. Methodist preacher.

HUGH B. WRIGHT born Elkin, N.C., July 3, 1838; died May 8, 1912; wounded, crippled when serving in Confederate army; married Mrs. Sallie Gwyn, 1872; one child, Mrs. Julia Stanton, Memphis.

Dr. ABRAHAM RHEA died in Whiteville, Hardeman Co., Tenn., Sept. 9, 1912 aged 82 1/2 years old. Life-long Presbyterian.


November 1, 1912

No obituaries appeared in this issue.


November 8, 1912

Funeral remarks of Rev. W. O. Waggener for Mrs. ELIZABETH CARPREW RIDDICK wife of Rev. C. B. Riddick, who died in San Diego, California, Oct. 16, 1912 aged 72 years; at Park Place Methodist Church, San Diego.

JOSEPH D. EDGER born Maury Co., Tenn., Jan. 1, 1826; died Edgar, Texas, Oct. 7, 1912; married Martha Jane Hadley, Nov. 7, 1873; children, C. H., Joseph S. and an infant who died.


November 15, 1912

Full-body photograph of Rev. E. J. STANLEY, Montana Conference; page 20.

Dr. WILLIAM M. OWEN, a local Methodist preacher, died Dora, Ala., Nov. 5, 1912 aged 77 years; practiced medicine for years in Bessemer, Alabama.

Dr. LEONIDAS RICHMOND son of Daniel and Nancy Richmond, born N.C., Dec. 22, 1829; died Shelby Co., Tenn., August 5, 1912; at age 9 years moved with parents to Marshall Co., Miss.; graduate, University of Miss., 1857 and University of Pa., 1859; married (1) Sylvia A. Lea (died Nov. 6, 1892), April 4, 1859; nine children; (2) Mrs. S. A. Haynes; June 20, 1896.

THOMAS JACKSON RICHARDSON son of John and Mary Wright Richardson, born Haywood Co., Tenn., August 7, 1853; died Whiteville, Tenn., Oct. 19, 1912; married Elizabeth Bishop, 1875; children, Ethel, Fletcher, Lucy, John and Frank.

Rev. WILLIAM CECIL CHIDDIX born Tazewell Co., Va., Sept. 27, 1850; died West York, Ill., Oct. 12, 1912; married Eliza J. McBride, Sept. 25, 1878; twin daus., Myrtie (dec) and Minnie; besides his own children, he helped to rear a niece, Edna B. Thompson. Had a brother, John B. Chiddix; half-brothers, James and Leander Chiddix; half-sisters, Amanda and Elizabeth. Methodist preacher.

MARY ELIZA CARL daughter of Rev. Simeon and Elizabeth Norment, born Camden, N.C., 1837; died Oct. 9, 1912; married Jacob Ely Carl, 1851. Children: Mrs. Alonzo Monk, Rev. J. S. Carl, Rev. J. F. Carl (dec); Addie Carl.


November 22, 1912

BELINDA T. LEWIS born Rudolph Co., Ala., Mar. 28, 1838; married Jasper Lewis, Webster Co., Miss., Dec. 25, 1855; two daus., five sons; moved to Drew Co., Ark., 1893; died October 13, 1912.

THOMAS A. HAGLER son of Rev. J. L. Hagler, born Morrisville, MO, Nov. 13, 1885; died Tulsa, Okla., Sept. 30, 1912.


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Rev. WILLIAM H. PHILIPPS born Ophir, Ga., Jan. 24, 1867; married Mary E. Evans, Nov. 17, 1893; five children, one, Charles, deceased. Methodist preacher. Died Oct. 13, 1912.


November 29, 1912

The oldest subscriber to the NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE was Colonel YOUNG BURGHER, Honey Grove, Texas, who celebrated his 91st birthday, Nov. 19, 1912, hence born Nov. 19, 1821. Hale and active, head of the list of stewards in McKenzie Methodist Church.

Hon. JAMES R. HINDMAN, lieutenant-governor of Kentucky, born Adair Co., Ky., Feb. 4, 1839; served in the Federal army; served several terms in the Kentucky legislature; died Columbia, Ky., Oct. 14, 1912; surviving were his widow and son, Dr. Robert Y. Hindman.


December 6, 1912

Dr. WILLIAM W. SMITH, president of Randolph-Macon Woman's College, died Lynchburg, Va., Nov. 29, 1912; born Warrenton, Va., March 12, 1845; served in Confederate army; had been president of several educational institutions.


December 13, 1912

No obituaries appeared in this issue.


December 20, 1912

Rev. JONATHAN K. HEDGES died Williamsburg, W. Va., Nov. 15, 1912; born July 31, 1819; served Ky. Conference from 1848 until transferred to West Virginia Conference in 1850.


December 27, 1912

Dr. WILLIAM J. VAUGHAN born Wilcox Co., Ala., 1834; graduate, University of Alabama, 1857 and gained his masters there, 1860; served in Confederate army; head of several educational institutions but became a member of the Vanderbilt University faculty in 1882. Died Dec. 17, 1912.

Rev. JAMES CLINE was the oldest Methodist preacher in the Little Rock Conference, aged over 80 years; an 1855 graduate of Oglethorpe University; had been a preacher for fifty-seven years.


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