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


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January 7, 1916

CLARENCE W. REID, second son of Dr. C. F. Reid, was killed "by an electric train running into his automobile at a street crossing in Oakland, California" December 14, 1915; born in China, where his father was a missionary, 28 years ago; had been married less than three months.

Rev. JOSEPH W. [Wilson] POSTON, No. Miss. Conference, died Dec. 25, 1915; had joined the Memphis Conference as itinerant Methodist preacher in Nov. 1860 and labored as such for fifty- five years. [Tribute to his memory, Jan. 17, 1916 issue, page 31].

Dr. ALVIN S. DAVIDSON born Ga., April 6, 1837; died Onconta, Ala., Sept. 2, 1915; a licensed elder and local preacher in Methodist Church for nearly a half century; he was also a practicing physician.

KATE MITCHELL STOVALL daughter of Robert B. and Margaret Katherine Linebaugh Mitchell, born Feb. 25, 1839; married Hartwell Dickerson Stovall, 1855; died Jackson, Tenn., Oct. 6, 1915. Children, Gertrude, wife of S. D. Hayes; George, Robert, Reginald and Henry.

ROBIE HAMILTON HEINATZ son of Charles F. and Ida M. Heinatz, born Leander, Texas, June 13, 1891 mortally wounded when shot by a bank robber, First National Bank, Marble Falls, Texas, Oct. 26, 1915. "He was as composed as it is possible for one to be at such a time."


January 14, 1916

Rev. GEORGE W. CALLAHAN, Methodist preacher, died recently, in California.

FRED B. RAGLAND born Madison Co., Tenn., April 7, 1845; died Brownsville, Tenn., Sept. 20, 1915; son of Hon. F. B. Ragland; enlisted in the Dancyville Guards, a Confederate outfit and later joined General Forrest's cavalry and served to the end of the Civil War; married Mary Callendar, 1865.


January 21, 1916

Rev. JOHN R. THOMPSON, aged 87 years, and his wife, aged 70 years, both died near Murfreesboro, Tenn., January 12, 1916. [Obituary, Feb. 4, 1916 issue, page 31]

Rev. MARSHALL H. WELLS died Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 6, 1915 aged 79 years; a Methodist preacher for many years; graduate, Wesleyan University, Florence, Ala., 1861; in the latter year he married Mollie Hawkins; served in Confederate army; labored in the Ark. and NW Texas conferences and the North Alabama Conference.

ETTA BOYD REID youngest daughter of John F. and Somerville Boyd, born Warren Co., Va., Sept. 21, 1859; her father died when she was 5 months old, leaving a 34 year old widow with eight children; educated at Loanoke Female College; married Rev. D. L. Reid, July 29, 1887; several children.


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January 28, 1916

J. F. LAVENDER, oldest citizen of Sardis, Miss., died January 12, 1916 [age not provided].

Photograph of JOHN S. KERFOOT, Methodist layman, and his wife; he died Jan. 6, 1916, page 21. He was born in Hardin Co., Ky., July 12, 1827; died El Reno, Oklahoma; married NANCY A. WILLIAMS, February 23, 1850; children, M. M. Kerfoot, El Reno; George H. Kerfoot, Shawnee, Okla.; J. S. Kerfoot, Jr., Oklahoma City; Mrs. C. D. Arnold, El Reno; Mrs. W. C. Phipps, Peoria, Illinois.

HATTIE CROOK DUCKWORTH, native of S.C., married (1) Dr. Jere Crook and lived in Henderson, Tenn.; (2) Rev. W. L. Duckworth and lived in Brownsville, Tenn.; no children.

MATTIE BELL ALLEN daughter of J. W. and Martha Kinzer, born Jan. 17, 1862; died Oct. 25, 1915; married A. B. H. Allen, Sept. 1, 1880; eight children; had been an invalid for 8 years.

JOHN T. HAWKINS born Tarboro, N.C., Nov. 20, 1834; died Sumter Co., Ala., Oct. 23, 1915; married Annie, daughter of Rev. A. B. Scarbrough; he died April 6, 1912; five daus., five sons; Confederate veteran.

HULDAH HOOPER HART born Jan. 21, 1832; died Dec. 19, 1915; her husband and three sons had predeceased her; survived by a daughter, Mrs. J. A. Cartwright.

Rev. CLARENCE F. REID died in Erlanger, Ky., Oct. 7, 1915 in the residence of his daughter, Mrs. G. N. Buffington. A tribute to him by the Laymens' Missionary Movement, of which he had been secretary.


February 4, 1916

Rev. G. W. BACHMAN born 1839; for fifty-five years an itinerant Methodist preacher; died Winona, Miss., Jan. 25, 1916; retired in 1914. [Obituary, Mar. 31, 1916 issue, page 31]

JOHN RANSOM THOMPSON born Rutherford Co., Tenn., Mar. 13, 1832; son of Lawrence and Elizabeth Ransom Thompson; graduate, Union University, Murfreesboro; studied law; joined the Tennessee Conference as a Methodist preacher in 1859; teacher and sometime president of Soule College; married (1) Lou Goodrich; (2) Addie Hill Swann; died Jan. 12, 1916. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery.

ELIZA ENES ELLIS daughter of Jonathan Edwards and Mary Ratliffe Kinkead, born Hawkins Co., Tenn., Mar. 31, 1841; died Dec. 6, 1915; married W. T. Ellis, Nov. 27, 1860; seven children, one being Rev. Wiley M. Ellis, Holston Conference.

Resolutions of respect for Rev. R. L. HOLROYD, recently deceased; by a quarterly conference, he having been the presiding elder of this district; undated.


February 11, 1916

Rev. JOHN A. DUVALL born Ashe Co., N.C., Jan. 12, 1860; died Dec. 7, 1915; married Abie Alexander, Sept. 2, 1891; children, Elmo C., Mae French and Layne Witten. He labored in the Holston Conference as a Methodist preacher.

THOMAS CURLE PEEK died Jan. 6, 1916; active Methodist layman; son of John L. and Laura Hope Peek; born Hampton, Va., Oct 12, 1854; married Maude Ligon; children; John Hope, Kansas City; Robert Marsteller, Little Rock; Richard Limbrough, Minneapolis; Edward Meredith and Maude Liza, St. Louis; two days before his death his youngest son, Evans C., had died.


February 18, 1916

ROBERT YOUNG SMITH died Jan. 23, 1916, ostensibly in Nashville, Tenn.

Dr. M. P. WILSON born Marshall Co., Tenn., June 30, 1847; died near New Concord, Ky., Jan. 21, 1915; moved to Calloway Co., Ky., 1867 and studied medicine with an uncle, Dr. A. G. Wilson; he practiced medicine in Calloway County; husband and father (2 daus., 4 sons).

MISSOURI SELLERS McNEILL wife of Rev. H. H. McNeill; daughter of James and Harriet Sellers; born Montgomery Co., Ala., July 13, 1854; married Nov. 10, 1875; died Dothan, Ala., Dec. 29, 1915; wife and mother (two daus., three sons).


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ELIZA HOLLIE ERVIN died Crawford, Miss., Dec. 6, 1915; married Capt. A. J. Ervin, Sept. 29, 1864 one dau., five sons.


February 25, 1916

MARY E. McMURRY, nee Williams, widow of Rev. W. L. McMurry, born Johnson Co., Miss., April 24, 1840; married May 29, 1862; died Shelbina, MO, Feb. 5, 1916; youngest of fourteen children mother of eleven children.


March 3, 1916

FRANK W. RICHARDSON born Feb. 12, 1865; died Jan. 12, 1916; third son of Dr. Frank Richardson, Methodist preacher. Buried in the Sharp Cemetery beside his father.

THOMAS CHRISTOPHER GASKILL born Maury Co., Tenn., Jan. 25, 1843; died Dec. 5, 1915; married (1) Fannie Maud Simmons (died 1896), August 8, 1872; children, Pearl, William, Samuel and Maud; (2) Mrs. Maud Graham (children, T. C. and Ruby); Confederate veteran. Buried in family graveyard with a masonic ceremony.

ROBERT HENRY MITCHELL son of Robert Bloomfield and Margaret Katherine Linebaugh Mitchell, born Jan. 5, 1844; served in Confederate army; married Margaret Ophelia Major, Nov. 23, 1865; children: Margaret J.; Mrs. W. E. Holley; Mrs. J. W. Neal; Mrs. J. H. Boyer (dec). Buried in Clark Cemetery, Huntingdon, Tenn.

WILLIAM FREDRICK PATTERSON born Hines Co., Miss., April 13, 1840; moved to Attala Co., Miss.; served in Co. B, 4th Miss. Inf. Reg., CSA; married Martha Jane Holt, Sept. 7, 1866; nine children. Moved to Yell Co., Ark. in 1868 but moved to Ft. Smith, Ark. about thirteen years ago where he died June 5, 1916.


March 10, 1916

Resolutions of respect for Mrs. SARAH NEWMAN, Fayetteville, Tenn., recently deceased; by Missionary Society, Fayetteville, Tenn. Methodist Church; undated.

JAMES FLETCHER LAVENDER died Sardis, Miss., January 13, 1916. [Notice of death in Jan. 28, 1916 issue, gave his death date as January 12, 1916]

Mrs. P. A. HARRISON, mother of Dr. J. E. Harrison, president of San Antonio Female College, died Feb. 13, 1916 aged 86 years.

"In Memoriam", MARGARET CAMPBELL FLOYD, born Nov. 24, 1830; daughter of Colonel Milton and Margaret Smith Campbell, Statesville, N.C.; married Rev. J. W. Floyd, N.C. Conference, one dau one son; died Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 17, 1916; buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Tenn.


March 17, 1916

SOPHIE K. HATTON widow of General Robert Hatton, died Eastman, Ga., Mar. 12, 1916 aged 89 years; formerly of Lebanon and Nashville, Tenn.

Rev. HENRY BASCOM BROWNE, S.C. Conference, born Anderson Co., S.C., July 30, 1852; died Kingstree, S.C., Mar. 7, 1916; fifty years an itinerant preacher in the S.C. Conference.

Mrs. B. F. WILSON daughter of Joseph and Jane Stuart Payne Carter, born Oct. 5, 1836; member of DAR through her ancestor, Joseph Carter, Sr., Revolutionary War veteran; she "had the privilege of knowing personally six generations of her family, the Carters." Died Jan. 22, 1916; buried beside her husband, Benjamin F. Wilson, in Russellville, Kentucky.

R. H. M. MILLS born Haywood Co., Tenn., Mar. 9, 1831; son of Rev. David Mills, a local Methodist preacher; moved with parents to Pine Bluff, Ark. in 1860 where he spent the rest of his life; married Elizabeth Lanier, Jan. 30, 1862; seven children. Died Dec. 16, 1915.

Tribute of respect to JOHN N. CHRISMAN who died suddenly, recently; by the Second Quarterly Conference, McKendree Methodist Church, Hubble, Ky., dated Jan. 30, 1916; he had been a Sunday School teacher in this church.


March 24, 1916

No obituaries appeared in this issue


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March 31, 1916

Dr. J. H. [Joseph Henry] PRITCHETT, Webb City, MO, died Mar. 21, 1916 aged 82 years. Buried in Independence, MO. [Tribute to his memory, April 21, 1916 issue, page 29]

Dr. ROBERT W. BROWDER, Russellville, Ky., died ostensibly March 22, 1916 in the 62nd year of his age.

Rev. GEORGE WASHINGTON BACHMAN son of Henry and Elizabeth Bachman, born Carroll Co., Miss., July 11, 1839; died Winona, Miss., Jan. 25, 1916; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, Mar. 31, 1860 and labored in the Memphis Conference; married (1) Parilee Nichol (died Nov. 10, 1865); one son; (2) Eugene Susan Mitchell (died 1906), Nov. 1866; one dau., three sons.

Rev. GEORGE T. PEEPLES son of Rev. Benjamin and Martha Davidson Peeples, born Henry Co., Tenn., May 18, 1842; died Nov. 27, 1915; one of thirteen children; married [her name not provided], Oct. 23, 1884; two daus., Mrs. Walker Thompson (dec) and Mrs. Thomas Reeves.

JANE MITCHELL born Tenn., Sept. 20, 1823; married Rebecca Mitchell; when her Confederate soldier-son was imprisoned in Memphis during the Civil War she rode horseback more than fifty miles to see and take food and clothing to him; died recently, Panola Co., Miss.


April 7, 1916

MARY FRANCIS BARRY born June 18, 1899; died Feb. 19, 1916.

Dr. JOHN WILKENSON CATES born Maryville, Tenn., April 7, 1833; died South Maryville, Tenn., Jan 24, 1916; graduate, Maryville College, 1851 and of Nashville Medical College; began the practice of medicine in Maryville but with his brother, Charles T. Cates, he enlisted in the Confederate army; served throughout the war and saw General A. S. Johnston die at Shiloh.

LILY LEFTWICH NOLAND son of Rev. W. M. Leftwich, born in MO; died Feb. 1, 1916.


April 14, 1916

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BORN August 20, 1745, in Handsworth, Staffordshire, England. Converted before he was fifteen years of age. At the age of sixteen he began holding prayer meetings. At the age of eighteen he was licensed as a local preacher. At the age of twenty-one he was received into the Wesleyan Conference and appointed to a circuit. On October 27, 1771, he arrived in Philadelphia. He immediately commenced his labors, chiefly in New York, Philadelphia, and adjacent sections. In 1772 he was appointed by Mr. Wesley "General Assistant in America." At the close of the Revolution, in the absence of any assistant appointed by Mr. Wesley, Asbury began to exercise virtually the office of superintendent. At the Christmas Conference of 1784, when the Methodist Episcopal Church was organized, Asbury, with Dr. Coke, was elected "Superintendent," or Bishop. He preached his last sermon at Richmond, Va., March 24, 1816. He died at the home of George Arnold, in Spottsylvania County, Va., on March 31, 1816. His tomb is in Mount Olivet Cemetery, near Baltimore.


Professor JOHN M. WEBB, native of North Carolina, died Bellbuckle, Tenn., April 5, 1916; with his brother, Prof. William R. Webb, established the Webb School, Culleoka, Tenn. in 1873; moved the school to Bellbuckle in 1886.

Rev. J. Y. OLD, Perquimans District, North Carolina Conference, died April 3, 1916.

Rev. JOHN J. MOLLOY, retired Methodist preacher, Tennessee Conference, died Nashville, Tenn. April 7, 1916 aged 74 years.


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The house in which the first Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America was held, and the first Annual Conference over which Bishop Asbury presided.


M. KATE HEFLIN daughter of Zack and Ida Brown Schuessler, born Lafayette, Ala., Nov. 19, 1875; married Hon. J. Thomas Heflin, Dec. 18, 1895; four children; one surviving, Thomas, aged 15 yrs

WILLIAM WASHINGTON RICHARDS born Apalachicola, Fla., Jan. 22, 1849; moved to Pensacola, Fla. in 1870; married (1) Salome Pou, May 12, 1877; (2) Lucia White, Nov. 13, 1879; fourteen children. Died New Orleans, La., Feb. 2, 1916.


April 21, 1916

Captain FRANCIS HOLMES born DeSoto Co., Miss., June 6, 1839; son of Finley Holmes; graduate, Miss. State University; Confederate veteran (29th Miss. Inf. Reg.); wounded in battle of Lookout Mt.; married Elizabeth Clark, 1866; seven children; died near Plum Point, Miss., April 1, 1916 [Additional obituary, June 23, 1916 issue, page 30, in which his death date is given as April 2, 1916]

LURE ALLEN WILLIAMS born Warren Co., Ky., Feb. 7, 1846; dau. of Rev. Luke P. and Armaminta Allen; married Will F. Moss, April 1865; died Bethpage, Tenn., 1915.

CLINE SCOTT son of W. H. and Jamie Clive Scott, near Benton, Ark., died Dec. 30, 1915 aged 15 1/2 years old, the only son among five children; grandson of Rev. James W. Cline of Soochow University.


April 28, 1916

Miss SALLIE J. THOMAS died Nashville, Tenn., April 17, 1916; granddaughter of Joseph Litton, native of Ireland, influential in establishing McKendree Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn.; she was "a gifted artist."

SALLIE AMELIA NEWELL daughter of John T. and Jane Forte Turner, born Winona, Miss., Feb. 16, 1850; married Rev. Thomas J. Newell, May 27, 1875; died Paris, Tenn., Feb. 6, 1916; eight children

MARGARET BROWN daughter of Sandy and Margaret Lyles; widow of John E. Brown; born Allen Co., Ky., Oct. 31, 1844; died Jan. 6, 1916; married Oct. 15, 1863; seven children.


May 5, 1916

JOHN A. PATTEN, Chattanooga, Tenn., native of Illinois, died April 26, 1916 following surgery aged 41 years.


May 12, 1916

Resolutions of respect for Mrs. W. T. HURT, recently deceased; by a Methodist Church group; undated; of which group she had been a member.

CHLOE WILKINSON died Feb. 28, 1916; apparently a young woman.

CHARLES GIVENS born SW Virginia, June 20, 1888; died near Inex, New Mexico, Dec. 18, 1915.

Mrs. THOMAS ENGLAND daughter of James and Agnes Guthrie, born Cumberland Co., Va., Mar. 23, 1840; married Thomas England of Rockingham Co., Va., Feb. 28, 1861; seven children. Died April 7, 1916. [Additional obituary, June 9, 1916, page 31, in which her name is given as Bettie W. Guthrie England]

THOMAS OWEN HOPE DORRIS son of Thomas M. and Bennena May Dorris, grandson of Rev. R. S. Owens; born May 10, 1910; died Nov. 19, 1916.

A tribute of respect for Miss ELEANOR DORRIS, recently deceased; by a Methodist Church group; undated.


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May 19, 1916

Rev. W. B. WHEELER, member of Denver and MO conferences, died Gallatin, MO, May 2, 1916.

SOPHIE KERE HATTON, widow of General Robert Hatton (killed at Seven Pines, Va., May 1862), died in Eastman, Ga., March 12, 1916 in the 89th year of her age; two daus. Includes a photograph of her on page 30.

FRANCES ELIZABETH MOORE born Dec. 13, 1837; died Mar. 13, 1916; married Rev. E. M. Crowe, May 6, 1856; one dau., seven sons.

Mrs. J. L. W. BLAIR "has been called from our midst."


May 26, 1916

LIBBIE B. WOOD wife of Rev. H. A. Wood, died Joplin, MO, April 25, 1916; born Hume, MO, August 12, 1875; married April 28, 1897.

Rev. HAMPTON RICHARDSON SINGLETON born Covington, La., Jan. 24, 1873; died St. Louis, MO, Mar. 22, 1916; son of Rev. Hiram R. Singleton, Methodist preacher; entered Methodist ministry in 1895, St. Louis Conference; married Hattie Theus; transferred to La. Conference in 1900; transferred to St. Louis Conference in 1903.

A tribute of respect for J. A. THOMPSON, recently deceased; by Board of Stewards, First Methodist Church, Hickman, Ky., of which he had been a member for over 20 years; undated.

Dr. ARAD ALFRED SIMONS, one of nine children, born Cloverport, Ky., Dec. 4, 1858; died there, May 7, 1916; married Miss George S. White, Nov. 22, 1915.


June 2, 1916

No obituaries appeared in this issue


June 9, 1916

SARAH ELIZABETH ALLISON OSTEEN born Jan. 21, 1854; married W. H. Osteen, Mar. 18, 1869; children: E. D., R. F., Mrs. R. L. Jarrell, Mrs. W. E. Sterns; a dau., Mary M., died Mar. 22, 1876 aged 3 years, 6 months and 16 days. She died recently.

ANN M. JOHNSTON daughter of John Morell; born Savannah, Ga., Mar. 30, 1828; married James D. Johnston; seven children; died April 12, 1916.

Mrs. H. A. WOOD, Joplin, MO, died recently.

MATTIE JORDAN COWLEY born Davidson Co., Tenn., Nov. 18, 1878; married Edward E. Cowley, Aug. 18, 1896; children, Horace William, Edward Bennett, Gilbert Jordan, Virginia Louise, Kathryn Elizabeth, Emmett Gatewood, George Thomas and Mary Lucy. Died Nashville, Tenn., May 8, 1916.

MARY ELIZABETH HIGGENBOTHAM, nee Allen, born Giles Co., Va., Feb. 15, 1829; married John Beham Higgenbotham, Sept. 1, 1846; seven children, those surviving, Bane and Mrs. Elizabeth Wills. She died March 27, 1916.


June 16, 1916

SALLIE SCOTT BROWN, widow of John Craig Brown, died Cincinnati, Ohio, Mar. 10, 1916; born Mar 23, 1859. Marietta, Ohio.

LOUIS HENRY READ born Mecklenburg Co., Va., Feb. 28, 1839; died in same county, Mar. 1, 1916; husband and father (two daus., four sons).

ELIZABETH A. DRAKE, wife of A. M. Drake, born July 29, 1822; married Dec. 25, 1841; died Jan. 17, 1916. Greenville, Ky.; one dau., three sons.


June 23, 1916

Rev. JOSEPH TRIBBLE FARISS son of Samuel and Katy Fariss, born Bedford Co., Tenn., April 15, 1880; died Boulder, Montana, May 3l, 1916; married Caledonia Neuse; seven children.


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CLEOPATRA STRAYHORN daughter of Frank and Jane Harwell, born Giles Co., Tenn., July 3, 1859 married John Strayhorn, Jan. 10, 1894; died near Dyersburg, Tenn., May 1916.


June 30, 1916

VIRGINIA WATSON EDWARDS daughter of William and Sarah Watson, born Davidson Co., Tenn., April 29, 1827; her parents came there from Virginia a few years before her birth; moved with parents to Perry Co., Tenn.; married Thomas Wayne Edwards, 1851; five children Died March 26, 1916.

MARY M. PETRIE, nee Bristow, died Elkton, Ky., June 13, 1916; one son and a numerous progeny from him.

Resolutions of respect for T. E. ARCHBELL who died April 3, 1916; by Quarterly Conference, Dancyville, Tennessee; undated.


July 7, 1916

Rev. JOHN MARTIN DUNN, youngest of William and Christian Martin Dunn's sons, born Montgomery Co., N.C., Nov. 22, 1833; spent young manhood in Miss.; served as Confederate soldier, Mar. 19, 1862-April 23, 1865; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1867; married Elizabeth Kilpatrick, November 16, 187l; eight children.

GEORGE W. WALLER born Williamson Co., Tenn., Aug. 20, 1844; married Martha Bennett; died June 20, 1916. Invalid.


July 14, 1916

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Lone Yosthzmite, who sends the photograph of this monument, says: "It was erected by the public to Jesse Duncan, the first white man who died in Tennessee. He was killed by the Indians in 1765 and was buried near the banks of the South Watauga River, in Washington County, Tenn."


July 21, 1916


        John Gillentine Molloy, son of James and Clementine Molloy, was born March 12, 1842, in Van Buren County, Tenn. He was converted and joined the Church in 1858.
        At the breaking out of the War between the States, in 1861, young Molloy was in school at Burrett College, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tenn. The school closed on account of the war excitement June 1, 1861. He in company with his brother, D. M. Molloy, went immediately across the county line into White County, where a company was being made up for the Confederate service, and gave their names as members of said company. It was made Company C, in the Twenty-Fifth Tennessee Regiment, which was organized at Livingston, Tenn., in June, 1861.
        This young man had his first experience of real war in the battle of Fishing Creek, where General Zollicoffer, the brigade commander, was killed and the Confederates were defeated. In this battle a ball passed through the clothes of young Molloy on his right shoulder, burning his skin, but he said the only damage done to him was to disfigure his coat. His command retreated from Fishing Creek to Murfreesboro. From this point they went to Shiloh and from there to Corinth, Miss., in which place they were "in a hard little fight, in which Rev. Austin W. Smith, of the Tennessee Conference, who was chaplain of the Twenty-Fifth Tennessee Regiment, was severely wounded and from which he never fully recovered.
        In June, 1862, Brother Molloy's command fell back to Tupelo, Miss. In August they went to Chattanooga. They were next with General Bragg in his Kentucky campaign and took part in the battle of Perryville, in October, 1862. They had a hard march out of Kentucky by way of Cumberland Gap. On this march young Molloy's shoes gave out; the ground was covered with snow for two days, and he was compelled to march through it shoeless. He said he suffered intensely. He was next in the battle of Murfreesboro, where he was wounded in the right side; but he was soon up and in search of his command, which he found without much difficulty. Later in the battle he was taken prisoner and sent to Camp Douglas. He was both lame and sick and received no medical attention until after he had reached prison, where he was sick all the time, suffered much, and contracted a cough from which he never recovered. He was in prison three months, but finally returned to his command at Tullahoma in April, 1863. On account of the state of his health he was sent from there to the hospital in Atlanta, but he had not been there long before he begged to go back to his command and soon after reaching it was in a fight at Hoover's Gap. A little later he was run over by a horse and his right foot crushed, from which he suffered almost daily to the time of his death.
        In the battle of Drury's Bluff, while ministering to a dying comrade, his command left him on the battle field, and he fell into the hands of his enemies again. It was a surprise to him that he was not killed, for the balls were falling all about him; but he finally got back to his command. He was in some hard fights in Virginia, in one of which he was left on the field wounded and sick and, as a result, was again captured by the enemy. From there he was sent to


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Fort Delaware, where all the prisoners received rough and unkind treatment.
        He said: "I went into the war because I thought it was my duty to defend my country. I tried to be a true soldier on the battlefield, in camp, and on the march. I tried also to be a true Christian soldier and thought I succeeded admirably, but I can see now where I made sad mistakes. I thought I was too honest to take part with the boys who would slip out and rob chicken roosts or kill a hog or sheep, but I did other acts which I think now were as bad, though I don't remember ever once to have thought of these being any worse than the things I did till since I began to reflect. . . . I am heartily sorry and truly wish I could right any wrong I have ever committed in the war or out of it."
        The war over and matters somewhat readjusted, Brother Malloy was licensed to preach, and in October, 1872, he was admitted on trial into the Tennessee Conference at McKendree Church, Nashville, Tenn. As a member of the Conference he served the following charges: Gainsboro Mission, 1872-73; Statesville, 1873-77; Sparta Circuit, 1877-80; Manchester, 1880-81; Hickory Creek, 1881-83; Liberty, 1883-85; Cumberland Circuit, 1885-86; Carthage Circuit, 1886-87; Lynnville, 1887-89: Diana, 1889-90; Prospect, 1890-92; Pisgah, 1892-94; Culleoka and Hurricane, 1894-96; Richland Circuit, 1896-98; Cornersville, 1898-99; Greenland, 1899 1901; Williamsport Circuit, 1901-04; Pope and Greenbrier Circuit and Theta Mission, 1904-05; Theta Mission, 1905-06
        The foregoing appointments mark the time and tell the story in official outline of his active ministry as an itinerant preacher. In the fall of 1906 he took the superannuate relation and continued therein until the day of his death, which occurred April 7, 1916. His funeral service was held at East End Church by Revs. W. B. Lowry, W. B. Taylor, W. V. Jarrett, and T. A. Kerley. He was buried at Lynnville, Tenn.
        Brother Molloy was a man of great moral and physical courage, as his life as a Christian, as a soldier, and as an itinerant Methodist preacher abundantly testifies. This is manifest from the dangers he faced, the hardships he endured, and some things he suffered in silence. The things of life hurt him as they hurt other men, but he bore them without murmuring. I was a witness to one of these experiences, and my admiration for him was increased because of the spirit he revealed. It was a test of the real Christian and the true preacher, and in both he measured up to a high standard. The Christian character and the ministerial ideal were both held in very high esteem by him, and he strove earnestly to hold up both to a high degree in his life. For himself he held and measured up to high ideals.
        He was not noisy or obtrusive either as a Christian or as a preacher, but he had decided convictions on all questions with which he had to do; and when the time came for expression of them in words and acts, he went on record in no unmistakable way. When questions arose about which good men differed, he decided for himself which was right; and if one failed to agree with him, he did not lose his respect or forfeit his friendship on account of such disagreement.
        He had a keen sense of the responsibilities of life, and in view of this he was very much in earnest, both as a Christian and as a preacher. He did not indulge in flattery either in preaching or conversation. On the other hand, he was not rude, coarse, or abusive. He was well poised and aimed at good for all with whom he had to deal, both as a man and as a preacher. He endeavored to lead all devoted to the right rather than to himself. He was not of that small class who are known as "popular preachers and pastors," creating for himself a personal following. He spurned all thought of even remotely planning to return to his old charge for popular funerals and noted marriages. When he left his charge, he was content to turn it over to his successor.
        During the years of his superannuation he was a tower of strength in the quiet walks of the Christian life. This period of his life was spent in affiliation with Spring Hill, Hobson, and East End Churches. I was associated with him at the latter place for three and a half years. In all of this time he was faithful. If not present at Sunday school and the eleven-o'clock service, it was because he was preaching elsewhere or was not physically able to attend. His presence was always highly appreciated, and his quiet contribution to the service was felt. His prayers were rarely ever fluent, but they were models of petition, praise, and thanksgiving. They breathed the spirit and furnished a helpful form of Christian worship. There was no attempt to instruct the Lord, neither did he take occasion in his prayers to flatter the Church or individuals. I never heard him single out individuals of position and influence and commend them in flattering terms. With him public prayer was to lead the devotions of the congregation where all are on an equality with common needs and defects, neither were there any expressions or forms of petition or praise in his prayers indicating undue familiarity with the Lord. In the matters here mentioned his prayers are worthy of serious thought.
        It is sad to think that he will no more answer the roll call. We miss him, and we shall miss him more.
        He succeeded in rearing a family that were a blessing to all the communities in which they have lived. The characteristics of this home are simplicity, sincerity, politeness, and correct living. He has left behind to mourn his loss a widow, son and daughter. The son is an honored member of the Tennessee Conference, and the daughter is a successful teacher in the Nashville city schools. The widow is quietly meeting the responsibilities of life in the home.
        "Well done good, good and Faithful servant. Thou hast been faithful over a few things; I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joys of thy Lord."



ANDREW JACKSON PICKENS oldest son of Rev. A. C. and Margaret J. Pickens bookkeeper in Durant, Oklahoma, State National Bank; died May 4, 1916.


July 28, 1916

W. G. STARR, DD, born Rappahannock Co., Va., 1840; son of Rev. W. H. Starr (died 1867), Virginia Conference; educated at Randolph-Macon College; entered Methodist ministry in 1860. Died Newport News, Va., July 1, 1916.

NANCY HILL SMITH HARRIS born Franklin Co., N.C., June 28, 1821; died May 27, 1916; moved with parents to Maury Co., Tenn.; married George Harris, 1839; eight children. Madison Co., Tenn. Buried in McCoy Cemetery.

ELIZABETH MORRISON, nee Wheeler, born N.C., June 17, 1831; moved with parents to near Kossuth, Miss.; married Robert R. Morrison, Dec. 2, 1846; six children. Died June 13, 1916.

MARTHA WILLIAMS STEVENS born Williamson Co., Tenn., Dec. 1, 1830; married Milton Stevens, 1853; four children. Died June 22, 1916.

ROE ANNA ROWLETT born August 12, 1872; died June 24, 1916; married J. B. Rowlett, Dec. 20, 1893; children, Ray and Clint.


August 4, 1916

No obituaries appeared in this issue.


August 11, 1916

BENJAMIN WALLACE ISBELL for Oct. 11, 1848; died July 6, 1916; married Ophelia Mayo, Dec. 24, 1895; three sons.


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GERTRUDE LEA KIMBLE daughter of Luke and M. A. Lea, born Lincoln Co., Tenn., April 1, 1862; died in same county, May 29, 1916; married S. T. Kimble, Mar. 1, 1881; five children, all married except for little Elsie, ten years old.


August 18, 1916

Rev. W. M. BILES, pastor, Canton, N.C. Methodist Church, died suddenly, August 4, 1916.

Rev. JERE SHREWBURY WILLIAMS second son of Thomas M. and Mary Anne Williams, born York District, S.C., Oct. 10, 1833; died Auburn, Ala., June 30, 1916; moved with parents to Lowndes Co., Ala.; graduate, Emory-Henry College, 1857; taught school for several years; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1860; filled many appointments in the Mobile and Alabama conferences.


August 25, 1916

Dr. JOHN B. MURREY, Nashville, Tenn., Methodist layman, died August 16, 1916 aged 67 years.

Photograph of Reverend M. E. HANKS and a little girl, sitting in his lap, perhaps a granddaughter or great-granddaughter, page 29. He was born in S.C., August 13, 1826; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1860; Confederate chaplain; two daus., six sons living. He was still living in Hillsboro, Texas.

ELIZABETH C. BRITTAIN daughter of Reuben and Mary Reynolds; married Joseph T. Brittain, Feb. 18, 1855; died Feb. 6, 1916; four daus., four sons.

Mrs. LULA GOODMAN MOHLER, Long Beach, Miss., born Nov. 28, 1845; died Sumrall, Miss., July 12, 1916; twelve children.


September 1, 1916

Major E. G. MOHLER, husband of Lula G. Mohler, died Long Beach, Miss., August 20, 1916 aged 77 years; Confederate veteran.


September 8, 1916

EDWARD S. CONRAD, Methodist layman, Harrisonburg, Va., died recently, aged 60 years.

Rev. THOMAS REAN CURTIS son of Edward and Anna J. Curtis, born Marengo Co., Ala., Jan. 31, 1852; entered Methodist ministry in 1870 and labored in the Texas and Tenn. conferences. Died recently.

LULA Z. HORN wife of Rev. J. W. Horn, born Miss., Jan. 20, 1866; died Oakland, California, July 31, 1916; wife and mother (three daughters).


September 15, 1916

JOE RAMSEY, blind evangelist, died Viola, Tenn., Sept. 10, 1916.

Mrs. WARNER MOORE died Paris, Tenn., Sept. 6, 1916. Children, Rev. Warner Moore, Jr., Beardan, Texas; Rev. Yates Moore, Milan, Tenn.; Mary, wife of Rev. E. W. Crump, Bells, Tenn.; Lt. Albert Moore, Memphis; Mrs. Nell Wilson, Paris, Tenn.; Frank Moore, Paris, Tenn.

Rev. JAMES AARON STRIPLING born Pine Grove, Ala., June 24, 1860; died Lower Peach Tree, Ala., June 19, 1916; married Claudia Pool, Dec. 29, 1891; eight children; entered Methodist ministry in the Alabama Conference.

Rev. C. B. MOSELY died recently; a Methodist missionary to Japan.

MENTELA JANE PERSINGER daughter of Rev. Jesse and Rebecca Freeman, born Fayette Co., Ala., Sept. 1, 1831; married Elias Persinger (died Dec. 27, 1865), June 9, 1862; two children, one stepdaughter and four stepsons.

Miss LIZZIE WILSON died El Paso, Texas, August 27, 1916.

HENDERSON CAROL DURHAM born and reared in Fayette Co., Tenn. he was wounded at battle of Shiloh; husband and father (four sons); died Tampa, Fla., June 25, 1916.


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September 22, 1916

LUCY KIDD-KEY wife of Bishop Joseph S. Key, died Sherman, Texas, Sept. 13, 1916; married in 1892; president of No. Texas Female College, Sherman, Texas, 1888 until her death.

Rev. JOSEPH HENRY AMISS son of Hiram L. and Emily E. Amiss, born Culpeper Co., Va., Sept. 5, 1834; entered Methodist ministry in Virginia Conference in 1854; Confederate chaplain; a presiding elder for 25 years; married Joyce E. R. Hathaway, Edenton, N.C., Jan. 30, 1861; eleven children; died Norfolk, Va., August 30, 1916.

Rev. EDGAR DAVID WATSON, grandson of David Watson "who was a charter member of the first class formed in Pike Co., Missouri about 1816"; and an active Methodist layman; son of Rev. Henry Bascom Watson. He died Center, Texas, Aug. 29, 1916; graduate, MO State University, 1886; married Bertie Spencer, Sept. 5, 1895; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, Mar. 9, 1892; ordained local deacon, Sept. 6, 1896; ordained local elder, Sept. 7, 1902; after joining MO Conference in 1898 he filled several appointments; children, Bascom and Bernice.


September 29, 1916

JOHN H. McFERRIN son of Rev. William and Louisa McFerrin, born near Somerville, Tenn., April 9, 1839; died Collierville, Tenn., April 18, 1916; married T. Matthews; children, John B. McFerrin and Mrs. Armstead Dodson.

Rev. BENJAMIN LAFAYETTE SPRUILL born Madison Co., Miss., Sept. 15, 1837; moved with parents to Leake Co., Miss.; served in the 18th Miss. Inf. Reg., CSA; local Methodist preacher; married (1) Cornelia Friar (died July 31, 1894), Mar. 12, 1867; three daus., four sons; (2) Mrs. Fannie Whatley, Nov. 12, 1896. Died Canton, Miss., June 28, 1916.


October 6, 1916

Photograph of Rev. W. M. BOWDEN, Texas evangelist, page 16.

JAMES H. SOUTHGATE, Durham, N.C., died September 29, 1916.

MARY M. LEFTWICH born Pittsylvania Co., Va., May 7, 1831; moved with her widowed mother and family to Pettis Co., MO when 12 years old; married Rev. W. M. Leftwich, MO Conference, May 1851; her granddaughter, Marian Leftwich, died January 1916; she died in Washington, D. C., in residence of her daughter, Mrs. John W. Rawlings, Aug. 12, 1916. Other children were W. M. Leftwich and Alice Leftwich.


October 13, 1916

R. I. FEATHERSTONE, Methodist layman, died Roxboro, N.C., October 7, 1916.

Rev. CALVIN HERLOCK BROOKS son of Richard and Vashti Brooks, born Huntsville, Ala., Feb. 20, 1827; moved with parents to Denmark, Tenn. when he was about 6 years old; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, 1851; labored in the Memphis and Tennessee conferences; married Letitia Worsham, 1857; one son, three daus.


October 20, 1916

Dr. J. B. ERWIN, Tennessee Conference, died Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 17, 1916 aged 70 years; a member of this conference for forty-six years.

ELLA CATHERINE GARRISON, nee Bartlett, born Nov. 15, 1867; married Judge E. J. Garrison, 1895; died July 22, 1916.


October 27, 1916

Rev. THOMAS L. MOODY born Shelbyville, Tenn., Nov. 30, 1842; died Culleoka, Tenn., Sept. 23, 1916; married Lou Simpson, Feb. 2, 1892; entered Methodist ministry in Tenn. Conference in 1861; at time of his death he was "closing his fifty-fifth year" as an itinerant preacher.


November 3, 1916

Rev. WILLIAM H. "Buck" HUGHES born Stokes Co., N.C., Jan. 27, 1828; at age 3 months moved with parents to Maury Co., Tenn.; licensed to preach in Methodist Church age 18 years; Confederate chaplain; labored for the church in Tenn. and Texas; died recently.


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November 10, 1916

Photograph of JOSEPH DAVIESS HAMILTON, for 18 years the overseer of the General Board of Missions, Methodist Episcopal Church, South; born Dec. 5, 1845; married Mary McTyeire, Oct. 6, 1881; page 4.

Dr. JAMES MARION FROST, founder of the Baptist Sunday School Board and a prominent member of the Southern Baptist Convention, died in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 30, 1916 aged 68 years.

Dr. G. W. WILSON, Memphis Conference, pastor, Somerville, Tenn. Methodist Church; died in Memphis, following surgery, October [24] 1916.


November 17, 1916

Rev. ROBERT ALLEN REAGAN died Polytechnic, Texas, September 4, 1916.

Rev. WILLIAM JAMES WADE CARLTON born Weakley Co., Tenn., Sept. 24, 1862; son of Rev. Thomas and Martha Pool Carlton. "Naturally sarcastic, he struggled all his life to curb it." Died Gleason, Tenn., Aug. 12, 1916.


November 24, 1916

WILLIAM T. PERRY son of Dr. J. W. Perry, Morristown, Tenn., died suddenly, Nov. 11, 1916; a young man.


December 1, 1916

Bishop ALPHEUS WATERS WILSON born Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 5, 1834; son of Rev. Norval and Cornelia Laurence Howland Wilson; married Susan Lipscomb, Mar. 4, 1857; entered Methodist ministry, Baltimore Conference, in 1852; elected Bishop, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, May 1882; died Nov. 21, 1916. Photograph of him on page one.


December 8, 1916

Rev. EDMOND A. TILLEY, for years a Methodist missionary to Brazil. Died Bristol, Tenn., Nov. 27, 1916.

Photograph of and sketch about Rev. E. M. TURNER, born Walker Co., Ala., Dec. 1, 1836; son of Rev. John Turner, a preacher from 1797; moved with parents to Greene Co., Ala. in 1844; as a Methodist preacher filled many appointments in the Alabama Conference.

JOHN THOMAS MALONE born Limestone Co., Ala., Mar. 7, 1846; son of Dr. Franklin J. and Mary Lou Malone; moved at age 12 years with parents to near Memphis, Tenn.; Confederate soldier (severely wounded at Stones River): married Lou Bonner (died 1882); two children (dec). He died DeSoto Co., Miss., September 26, 1916.


December 15, 1916

SAMUEL M. KENNARD, St. Louis, MO Methodist layman, died Dec. 7, 1916 aged 74 years.

Rev. HARRY G. HENDERSON, Holly Springs, Miss., died Nov. 2, 1916. "He had a passion for preaching and the pulpit was his throne." Buried beside his father, Rev. J. A. Henderson in the Georgetown, Ky. cemetery. Surviving were his widow and daughter, Mrs. W. T. Carter and one brother, D. W. Henderson, Georgetown, Ky.

AUGUSTUS DAVID SADLER born Ala., Aug. 12, 1842; son of Augustus and Lucretia Owen Sadler; moved with parents to Madison Co., Miss; served in the 21st Miss. Inf. Reg. CSA; severely wounded at battle of Fredericksburg; married Mrs. Lucie Tarrant Owen; two daus., two sons. Died in residence of oldest child, Mrs. W. D. Crockett, Chapel Hill, Texas, July 10, 1916.


December 22, 1916

Photograph of young Rev. Ralph E. NOLLNER, assistant to the secretary of the Epworth (Methodist) Leagues, page 19.

LOUISE HELEN TYDINGS daughter of Louis and Louisa Bryant; born Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 3, 1842; died Ocala, Fla., Sept. 2l, 1916; married Rev. R. M. Tydings, May 1860; several children, including Miss Ellie B. Tydings, a missionary in Mexico and Cuba.


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Rev. FRANCIS ASBURY JEFFERT born Norfolk, Va., Jan. 20, 1849; died Cotton Plant, Ark., Oct. 22, 1916; husband and father (one dau., two sons).

Dr. FESTON D. DREWRY practiced medicine in Virgilina for many years; died Oct. 18, 1916.

Rev. VANDER T. McCAFFREY "a good man with a cultured brain"; No. Ark. Conference; died Talladega, Ala., Oct. 10, 1916.

Tribute of respect for Mrs. E. M. WHITLEY, recently deceased; by Methodist Church, Dixon's Mills, Ala.; undated.


December 29, 1916

SARAH M. BAXTER widow of Rev. J. M. Baxter, daughter of Patrick and Mary Brock Simmons, born Winston-Salem, N.C., April 24, 1836; moved with parents to Weakley Co., Tenn. in 1841; married Dec. 27, 1855; twelve children. Buried in Sharon, Tenn. cemetery.

Resolutions of sorrow for loss of "little" ESSIE HENSELY, recently deceased; by Sunday School, Methodist Church, Damascus, Arkansas.


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