GENEALOGICAL ABSTRACTS FROM REPORTED DEATHS
THE NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE 19151919; 1929

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

1919

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January 3, 1919

Mrs. SAMUEL M. ADAMS, nee Williams, born Ala., Jan. 16, 1838; moved with husband and two daus. to California in 1868; died Dec. 6, 1917.

OTA BIRD MASSEY wife of Prof. S. M. Massey died Pulaski, Tenn., Nov. 22, 1918; married June 24, 1903; one child, a son, died when a few days old.

SARAH ETCHISON, nee Gard, born Mar. 12, 1869; married J. F. Etchison, Feb. 25, 1886; eight children; died Clovis, New Mexico, Nov. 20, 1918.

 

January 10, 1919

Sgt. MARVIN K. SIMMONS son of Rev. J. S. Simmons, Rockwell, California, was killed in France, September 1918 aged 25 years.

Rev. JOHN RICHARDSON "Richie" MOOD, fifth child of Rev. Francis Asbury and Sue Logan Mood, born Chapel Hill, Texas, June 29, 1869; graduate, Southwestern University, 1889 and Vanderbilt University, 1892; married Ruth John; entered Methodist ministry; labored in Mexico, West Texas Conference; ordained deacon, Nov. 1892; ordained elder, Oct. 1896. Died Nov. 13, 1918.

 

January 17, 1919

Dr. MARCUS LINDSEY WATSON died July 24, 1918; husband and father.

 

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Dr. W. P. WOODALL, Caney Springs, Tenn., died Oct. 1918; four children.

 

January 24, 1919

H. H. ESTES born Maury Co., Tenn., Feb. 1842; moved with parents to Marshall Co., Tenn.; Confederate veteran; married Mattie Chrisman; two daus., one son. Died recently; buried in Swanson Cemetery.

 

January 31, 1919

Rev. W. J. BLUDWORTH son of W. H. and Mary Bludworth, born Barbour Co., Ala., Nov. 3, 1851; joined Methodist Church in 1874; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1879 and labored in the No. Texas and NW Texas conferences; married Lillie Donnell, 1886; six children; died Dec. 20, 1918.

 

February 7, 1919

CHADWICK CROW son of Rev. Clarence Crow, Peach Orchard, Ark., died Jan. 18, 1919 aged 2 years.

HARRY ALSTON ACUFF born April 11, 1888; died Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1918; married Estell Harris; several children.

ROBERT PINKNEY HOUSTON son of A. P. and E. B. Houston, born Panola Co., Miss., Aug. 7, 1854; married Maggie E. Hendrix, June 28, 1882; one child, Rivers Brahan Houston; died Batesville, Miss., October 24, 1918.

J. H. HOLMES died July 28, 1918. Kemper Co., Mississippi.

B. W. PEEPLES son of Rev. B. F. Peeples, born west Tenn., Feb. 7, 1871; married Elizabeth Holley, Jan. 21, 1907; two children; died Dec. 10, 1918.

BETTIE GREEN CHAPMAN wife of S. J. Chapman, born Jan. 10, 1867; died Brownsville, Tenn., Nov. 26, 1918; married Oct. 17, 1898; seven children.

 

February 14, 1919

HENRIETTA PAINTER, nee Sanders, born Aug. 30, 1844; died Ivanhoe, Va., Jan. 19, 1919; married Lee N. Painter, Oct. 1, 1863; nine children.

 

February 21, 1919

Rev. SAMUEL B. LEDBETTER, presiding elder, Dalton District, No. Georgia Conference, died Lafayette, Ga., February 13, 1919.

 

February 28, 1919

JOHN LEWIS KIRBY son of John Moody and Margaret Harriet Malone Kirby, born Dec. 11, 1837; married Mary Elizabeth White, 1867; newspaperman; died Feb. 8, 1919; buried Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville.

 

March 7, 1919

IVERSON J. WALKER died Williston, Tenn., Jan. 28, 1919; sometime member of state legislature.

WILL H. SCULL died St. Joseph, MO, Dec. 7, 1918 aged 38 years.

EARL DE ELBERT BEALLS born Dec. 29, 1893; died Nov. 8, 1918, of pneumonia and influenza; YMCA worker.

ROBERT B. JARRATT born Greenville Co., Va., July 14, 1846; died Jarratt, Va., August 1, 1918; married Mary Louise Simmons, Nov. 1876; seven children, including Robert and Jesse.

 

March 14, 1919

CAROLINE ELIZABETH HAMILTON daughter of John T. and Carrie Tillman Hamilton, born Nov. 10, 1918; died Dec. 25, 1918.

 

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PRISCILLA W. DRAKE, nee Goodson, born near Columbus, Miss., Dec. 5, 1853; married C. W. Drake; four daus., two sons; died Nov. 24, 1918.

HARRIET A. BARROW, nee Mudge, born N.Y., Mar. 25, 1830; died Columbus, Ga., Feb. 9, 1918; married Robert B. Barrow, 1855; one child, William B. Barrow.

 

March 21, 1919

Sgt. GLENN HOBBS DYER son of William C. and Hollie Hobbs Dyer, Lincoln Co., Tenn., born April 13, 1892; enlisted in U.S. Army (364 Infantry) in Sept. 1917; wounded in the Argonne Forest, Sept. 28, 1918; died from those wounds, October 9, 1918.

 

March 28, 1919

Rev. W. J. DAVIS, retired Methodist preacher, Little Rock Conference, died Delight, Ark., Mar. 14, 1919.

 

April 4, 1919

Bishop JAMES HENRY McCOY born Blount Co., Ala., August 6, 1868; son of Rev. William Clark and Annie Vaughan McCoy; graduate, Southern University, 1888; entered Methodist ministry, laboring in the No. Alabama Conference; elected as Bishop, 1910; married Annie Bradley (died May 1915), Dec. 1895; secondly to Mary Moore, 1916. He died Birmingham, Ala., Mar. 22, 1919. His photograph is on page one.

SAMUEL McGINNIS GODBEY born Boyce Co., Ky., Aug. 2, 1850; son of Rev. Josiah Godbey; died Waldo, Fla., Feb. 14, 1919; an editor of the CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, Nashville, 1902-1910; husband and father. Photograph of him on page 8.

CARRIE SMITH LAPRADE born Oxford, Ga., Sept. 26, 1851; daughter of Dr. Luther Smith, professor in Emory College and Elizabeth Greenwood Smith; married William Laprade, Dec. 2, 1873; son,

W. H. Laprade, Jr.; died Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 13, 1919.

 

April 11, 1919

MARY VESTER COAKLEY daughter of Theodocius L. and Martha A. Vaughn, born Green Co., Ky., June 9, 1877; married Robert L. Coakley, Mar. 16, 1910; three children; died Dec. 25, 1918.

THOMAS N. TROUSDALE born Smith Co., Tenn., July 18, 1849; died in same county, Sept. 10, 1918; married Delia McDearman, Feb. 20, 1879; six children; farmer.

Dr. HENRY T. WICKMAN died Chihuahua, Mexico, Mar. 18, 1918; employee of American Swelting and Refining Company; husband and father (two children).

MARGARET REBECCA McCONNELL daughter of James McConnell; born Sayre, Okla., May 11, 1910; died January 1, 1919; had "sparkling black eyes"; a brunette.

 

April 18, 1919

JOHNNIE HILLIARD, nee Blackwell, born Jefferson Co., Ark., July 9, 1863; married W. C. Hilliard, Dec. 17, 1885; eleven children; died March 4, 1919. El Dorado, Arkansas.

SARAH NANCY HAMPTON born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Mar. 17, 1855; daughter of James Madison and Melissa Hampton; married James M. Hampton, Oct. 30, 1871; eight children; died Feb. 15, 1919, Bolton, Tenn.

 

April 25, 1919

MARTHA CRUMBAUGH wife of George Crumbaugh, born Nov. 15, 1847; daughter of William Varnell and Sarah Leech Glenn; married Jan. 12, 1863; four children; died Eddyville, Ky., Feb. 24, 1919.

J. F. MUNDAY died Russellville, Ark., Jan. 21, 1919 in the 77th year of his age; husband and father.

Rev. ROBERT L. NEWBERRY son of Allen and Elizabeth Newberry, born now-Bland co., Va., Jan. 1, 1834; died Jan. 1, 1919; married Margaret Hunter, Oct. 28, 1858; three daus., four sons; local Methodist preacher.

 

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May 2, 1919

Rev. ROBERT H. HARTFORD, pastor, Broadway Methodist Church, Bowling Green, Ky., was killed in an automobile accident, April 18, 1919.

 

May 9, 1919

Photograph of Mrs. SARAH ANN HEMPHILL, Arthur, Ga., aged 102 years; celebrating her 80th wedding anniversary; pictured with her 72 year old son [unnamed], Dec. 20, 1918; page one.

Rev. WALTER P. DICKINSON, DD, born Tuskegee, Ala., August 27, 1850; died Eufaula, Ala., March 5, 1919; married Virginia Orr, Dec. 23, 1874; four daus., three sons; filled many appointments in the Alabama conferences as Methodist preacher; died in the cyclone that struck Eufaula.

 

May 16, 1919

No obituaries appeared in this issue.

 

May 23, 1919

Photograph of CHARLES B. CASALE, Newark, New Jersey; member of the state legislature, with his wife and their seventeen children, page 22.

 

May 30, 1919

MARGRETTA WEATHERBE McCORD died Washington, D. C., Jan. 3, 1919; wife of William J. McCord; two daus., two sons.

STARLING DAVID WRIGHT born Nov. 12, 1914; son of Rev. R. E. Wright and wife; killed in the Massey Mills in a freakish accident, Texas, Mar. 8, 1919.

JAMES E. SKILLERN born Denmark, Tenn., Sept. 25, 1849; died Jan. 4, 1919; moved with parents, Anderson Skillern and wife to Searcy, Ark. when he was four years old; married in 1873; eight children.

JOSEPHINE J. BLAIR daughter of Rev. O. P. and Elizabeth Parker, born Dec. 8, 1851; died April 28, 1919; married William Howard Blair, Mar. 29, 1870; thirteen children.

SARAH EMELINE EWING born Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 9, 1831; died New Madrid, MO, April 27, 1919; married James Harvey Ewing, 1850; three daus., two sons.

JAMES MADISON SPRINGFIELD born St. Clair Co., Ala., Sept. 10, 1836; married Elizabeth Lockhart, Dec. 11, 1860; two children; died recently.

ELIZABETH WILLIAMS WADE born Savannah, Tenn., Aug. 26, 1869; daughter of James and Emma Davis Williams; died April 24, 1919; married Rev. C. R. Wade, Nov. 7, 1906; two sons.

THOMAS W. TAYLOR born Jan. 17, 1849; married Jennie Cullom, Oct. 28, 1872; died Feb. 9, 1919; ten children.

 

June 6, 1919

JAMES BRADEN GARRETT born March 11, 1848; died April 26, 1919. Mississippi.

W. B. PICKERING died May 21, 1919 aged 75 years and 2 months old. Carthage, Tenn.

JOANA VASHTI GIFT born Aug. 22, 1891; died Shelby Co., Tenn., April 22, 1919; daughter of J. H and Mattie Gift.

Dr. LOVE SHELLY born in Ky., Nov. 20, 1871; died Mar. 30, 1919; married Evangeline Brown, Nov. 20, 1901; daughter, Dorothy. Howe, Texas.

CYNTHIA DODD SCOTT born Feb. 4, 1854; died May 14, 1919; married A. E. Scott, May 3, 187l; four children. Obion Co., Tenn.

ELSIE WHIPPLE LANCASTER died May 11, 1919, Chihuahua, Mexico; wife and mother (five children).

ELIZABETH FLEMING TAYLOR born 1845; died Tampa, Fla., May 6, 1919; married Rev. Grimsfield Taylor, 187l; two daus., two sons.

 

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Hon. JOHN D. HAMMOND born St. Clair Co., Ala. [date not provided]; married Fannie A. Whisenant, May 18, 1858; eight children. Confederate veteran; served in the Alabama legislature. Methodist. Died Jacksonville, Ala., April 20, 1919.

 

June 13, 1919

Mrs. E. A. SCOTT died Martin, Tennessee, May 15, 1919.

 

June 20, 1919

Rev. PETER ALLEN MOSES born now-Appomattox Co., Va., Nov. 18, 1828; son of Samuel Ferris and Nancy Jennings Moses; married Lucy Howell, April 5, 1858; seven children; graduate, Randolph- Macon College; Confederate veteran; entered Methodist ministry in 1851; died April 7, 1919, Corvallis, Oregon.

MARY JANE SANDERS born Sumner Co., Tenn., Mar. 17, 1842; married Rev. George M. Sanders, Oct. 1871; died Mar. 18, 1919; one dau., one son.

LILLIAN NEBLETT wife of Rev. S. A. Neblett, Cuban missionaries; died May 30, 1919.

ALICE WELLS FULCHER born Aug. 3, 1855; married J. J. Fulcher, 1872; six children; died Mar. 3, 1919.

 

June 27, 1919

Photograph of JOHN L. WHEAT and wife [unnamed], Louisville, Ky., on their sixtieth wedding anniversary, May 17, 1919; both devout Methodists; page 25.

 

July 4, 1919

Rev. THOMAS F. SANDERS, DD, forty-seven year member of the Memphis Conference, died May 13, 1919; married Elizabeth Gilchrist, 1872; three daus., one son, Dr. Gilchrist Sanders of Jackson, Tennessee. Long-time president of Lane Institute, Jackson, Tenn. (fifteen years); Confederate veteran. Photograph of him on page 23.

E. W. HOGAN died May 15, 1919 aged threescore and fifteen years.

SARAH SIMPSON born August 30, 1822; died Elkton, Tenn., June 7, 1919; left a widow in 1860 she reared five children.

EDWIN D. THOMAS died March 27, 1919.

 

July 11, 1919

TRICY W. BUTLER died June 6, 1919 aged 35 years, Dallas, Texas; husband and father (three sons).

GEORGE J. HILL died June 13, 1919, having drowned. Montgomery, Alabama.

ALMA BAILEY born Jarratt, Va., July 31, 1864; married Dr. Samuel H. Toy, June 11, 1885; one dau., two sons; died May 2, 1919. Nashville, Tenn.

 

July 18, 1919

Mrs. A. E. BEARD widow of Rev. Thomas L. Beard, Memphis Conference, born Henry Co., Tenn., Nov. 25, 1830; died June 18, 1919, Louisville, Ky.; thrice married.

CALLIE GORE TEMPLETON, wife of W. W. Templeton, born Dec. 21, 1872; died Atoka, Tenn., May 12, 1919; married July 4, 1895; child, Alice Marie Templeton.

 

July 25, 1919

Mrs. LOUIS HUDGIN born Prince Edward Co., Ontario, Canada, Dec. 5, 1878; died Nogales, Arizona, July 5, 1919; three children.

ELIZABETH AMANDA HARGROVE born Sumner Co., Tenn., June 30, 1840; died Nashville, Tenn., July 8, 1919; married Rev. B. H. Hargrove; no children.

DEWITT BRANSFORD ESTES son of Samuel and Martha Estes, born Wilson Co., Tenn., April 23, 1839; died Pembroke, Ky., April 29, 1919; Confederate veteran; married Fadie Glenn, Sept. 27, 1866; four daus., two sons.

 

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ALICE DUNCAN REMBERT, Spartanburg, S.C., died June 24, 1919; wife of Dr. A. G. Rembert; two daus.

 

August 1, 1919

Photograph, full-length, of Mrs. SUE F. MOONEY, aged 82 years, Dresden, Tenn., a former teacher and preacher's wife, page 25.

 

August 8, 1919

Mrs. LILLIE DAVIS, wife of Watson Davis, died July 15, 1919 aged 23 years; two children.

SARAH DAVIS JOHNSON married, secondly, Henry P. Johnson, 1867. Died June 19, 1919.

Mrs. NOLA CRAVEN died July 11, 1919 aged 60 years; four children.

DORA ELIZABETH DAY born July 15, 1915; died June 19, 1919.

JOHN FRANKLIN CROW died July 5, 1919 aged threescore and ten years; severely wounded when a Confederate soldier.

Rev. JOSEPH A. GOODMAN born Ky., April 23, 1845; died Columbia, Ky., June 22, 1919; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, Sept. 7, 1889; married Ann Watson, January 8, 1867.

THOMAS DELANEY COBB died Ripley, Tenn., May 11, 1919.

MARTHA CHEATHAM WEAVER wife of Thomas S. Weaver died "a few days ago"; five children.

ADDIE BECK HAMILTON died Siloam Springs, Tenn., Jan. 13, 1919; wife of Rev. Fred R. Hamilton.

 

August 15, 1919

Rev. BENJAMIN FLOYD NUCKOLLS born Old Town, Va., Oct. 20, 1838; married Mary Fletcher Goodykoontz, Nov. 6, 1865; two daus., two sons; son of Clark S. and Rosa Hale Nuckolls; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, May 31, 1861; labored in the Holston Conference; author of PIONEER SETTLERS OF GRAYSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA; died Cleveland, Tenn., April 4, 1919.

 

August 22, 1919

RACHEL BOYD, black, Bristol, Va., who would be 98 years old on October 25, 1919 [1821], the only black member of the church in the Holston Conference.

 

August 29, 1919

FLORENCE NORTHINGTON born Montgomery Co., Tenn., Oct. 22, 1849; daughter of Felix and Susan Northington; descendant of the Applewhite and James families; died June 25, 1919.

WILLIAM THOMAS WAX son of George E. and Elnora Wax, born Detroit, Ala., June 5, 1846; married Mary Lou Harkey, 1871; five children; died May 12, 1919, Monroe Co., Miss.

 

September 5, 1919

MARY E. CURRY daughter of Nathan and Sally Pentecost, born Madison Co., Tenn., Nov. 6, 1884; married Dr. J. M. Curry, Oct. 2, 1912; two children; died Jan. 19, 1919.

LULA FLY born Henry Co., Tenn., June 22, 1869; daughter of Rev. Jasper Fly, Memphis Conference; died Covington, Tenn., July 21, 1919.

EDWIN O. THOMAS son of Benton Davis and Fanny Thomas, born Norfolk, Va., Oct. 9, 1885; died there Mar. 27, 1919; husband and father (son, Edwin Oster Davis, Jr.)

DASIE EARLY McGRAW CRILL born April 12, 1877; married H. E. Crill, Jan. 19, 1902; died Gillette, Ark., June 20, 1919.

 

September 12, 1919

Rev. HENRY POLK LEWIS born April 1, 1836; died Jackson, Miss., July 26, 1919; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, July 1856 and labored many years in the Miss. and No. Miss. conferences; married (1) Rebecca Ann Tilley (born 1842), Nov. 1859; eleven children; (2) Mrs. Lou Gibson Langston, January 1907.

 

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September 19, 1919

No obituaries appeared in this issue.

 

September 26, 1919

WILLIAM HENRY ELGIN born Christian Co., Ky., Feb. 3, 1849; married Carrie Diltz, Nov. 12, 1884; one child; died July 2, 1919.

JAMES THOMAS NEWSOM born Tippah Co., Miss., Sept. 5, 1850; died Jackson, Tenn., April 30, 1919; moved to Fayette Co., Tenn. in 1859; married Fannie Smith, Nov. 4, 1874; moved to Jackson, Tenn. in 1893.

EUELLA PETTUS GREENE born Okolona, Ark., May 31, 1866; died Conway, Ark., July 7, 1919; married Rev. Charles Jerome Greene, June 29, 1892; three children.

 

October 3, 1919

MELISSA ANN MARRS wife of Sam M. Marrs, daughter of William R. and Lucinda Turner, born Hickman Co., Tenn., Aug. 18, 1857; died Memphis, Tenn., June 22, 1919; married Feb. 7, 1884; three children.

KATHERINE VANKORFF born Jan. 29, 1843; died Bristol, Tenn., Aug. 20, 1919; married LeGrand Sexton (died 1896); six children.

SALLIE ELIZABETH REES born July 5, 1899; drowned August 30, 1919; daughter of Jordan George Rees.

MARY MELCENA STERLING, nee Smith, born Blount Co., Ala., 1844; died in Texas, May 8, 1917; married J. M. Sterling, 1886 [1866].

JAMES MADISON STERLING born Blount Co., Ala., 1837; married Mary Melcena Smith, 1866; eight children; Confederate veteran. Died June 9, 1918.

LOWELL LONG SEGRAVES born in Ky., Feb. 2, 1897; died July 27, 1919; married Glencove De Weese, Jan. 1, 1918.

EDGAR CHERRY died Savannah, Tenn., Sept. 2, 1919; president of the Citizens Bank there; wife, Mary Irwin; three daus., one son.

 

October 10, 1919

No obituaries appeared in this issue.

 

October 17, 1919

Dr. JAMES W. LEE, Methodist preacher, writer, administrator, died Oct. 4, 1919; born Rockbridge, Ga., Nov. 28, 1849; photograph of him on page 7.

ALVA MILLIARD GILLIAM born July 20, 1869; died Sept. 14, 1919; husband and father.

ANN HUDSON born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Feb. 1858; daughter of Rev. Ben F. Hudson; died Fayetteville, Tenn., July 26, 1919.

CON S. MASSEY born April 26, 1846; died Aug. 20, 1919; married M. J. Dennis, August 14, 1866; seven children.

 

October 24, 1919

No obituaries appeared in this issue.

 

October 31, 1919

MARTHA ADAMS died Sept. 11, 1919 aged 74 years; widow of Rev. W. H. Adams; two daus. Tipton Co., Tenn.

GEORGE WASHINGTON EVANS born 1846; son of William T. and Amelia Washington Evans; married Cornelia Chastain, 1871; four daus.; died June 19, 1919.

Rev. ISAAC NEWTON COBURN born Hardeman Co., Tenn., Feb. 20, 1850; married Betty Short (died 1907), Nov. 19, 1871; three sons; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1871; moved to Texas in 1882; died July 13, 1918.

 

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Dr. JOHN EMERY McPHERSON born Columbia, S.C., Dec. 23, 1835; Confederate veteran; moved to Miss. with his parents about 1845; not married; died near Holly Springs, Miss., July 11, 1919.

FRED J. McCONNELL born Ala., Mar. 4, 1852; moved to Ripley, Miss. in 1876; moved to Okolona Miss., 1891; married Cora Gilliard, 1876; four daus., four sons; died July 27, 1919.

 

November 7, 1919

Rev. LEANDER F. WHITTEN born Lauderdale Co., Ala., Nov. 27, 1848; died Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 30, 1918; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, Sept. 1865; labored in the Tenn. and No. Ala. conferences; married Mary Carter, Jan. 15, 1878; three daus.

J. J. MARSHALL born in Va., Jan. 24, 1840; died May 12, 1919; married Elizabeth Frances Hicks, August 15, 1860; six children.

CAROLINE JOHNSON JAMISON born Carroll Co., Tenn., Dec. 8, 1831; moved to Logan Co., Ark. about 1840; married (1) James N. Ware (died Nov. 1873), Jan. 24, 1854; ten children; (2) Rev. David Jamison, Dec. 5, 1875.

CON S. MASSEY born April 4, 1847; died August 21, 1919; married Mattie Dennis, Aug. 12, 1867. Lincoln Co., N.C.

 

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November 21, 1919

Rev. C. A. JAMISON, No. Ga. Conference, died near Norcross, Ga., November 7, 1919.

 

Next available issue:
December 12, 1919

Rev. WILLIAM DUNBAR, retired Methodist preacher, No. Ga. Conference, died Lawrenceville, Ga., November 30, 1919.

 

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