Miscellaneous Obits
Hamilton County, Tennessee

Tues - 2/16/04 obits

Esquire F M Hatfield died Sunday night near Calhoun, Ga. His remains were brought here yesterday for interment in Fairmount cemetery, which will take place at 2 o'clock this afternoon. He was in the 67th year of his age and survived his wife and several children.

He went to Florida on the first of February last and on his return went to the home of his daughter, where he died. He was a member of the county court and was a lieutenant in capt. Stewart's company, recruited at Dunlap. He served throught the war and was a member of N B Forrest camp UCV. He wa also a member of the Masonic lodge of Dunlap and a member of the Missionary Baptist church, being a consistyent Christian gentleman.

The following gentlemen from N B Forrest camp have been requested to act as pall bearers: S J A Frazier and O S Green

Mrs Mary French Russell, daughter of Dr W W French, of Missionary Ridge, and wife of Mr Frank Miller Russell, of Hackensack, NJ died at the West-Ellis private hospital Sunday night at 11 o'clock. The funeral services will take place at Christ church, corner oMcCallie avenue and Dougglas street, Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment at Forest hill cemetery.
2/26/15 - Mrs Sarah E Hatfield - Dunlap, TN, Feb 25 - Mrs Sarah E Hatfield, 77 years of age, died at the residence of her daughter; She is survived by one son, one daughter and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held b the Refv Holder, of Bridgeport, AL and the body was interred by the side of her husband; a confederate soldier, in the fmily graveyard.
1/27/23 - J Red Ferger Dies at 'Frisco - Promeinent Chattanoogan Victim of Pneumonia - Had Just Completed Tour of World -- Body to Arrive in City Next Tuesday.

J Fred Ferger, senior member of the real estate firm of Ferger Bros., and one of the best known citizens of Chattanooga, died at 430 yesterday monrning at Stanford hospital, in San Francisco, having been stricken with pneumonia last Wednesday while aborad ship on his way home from India.

Mr Ferger, his wife and daughter, Miss Margaret, were returning from a world tour, including India, where they visited other children who are engaged in missionary work there. They wer caccompanied home by the Rev Henri Ferger, a son, and his wife, who took a leave of absence from duties in India to return for a visit. Wirth Ferger and Miss Nellie Ferger, the other children, remain in India.

Mr Ferger's body will arrive in this city next Tuesday afternoon. Funeral arrangements will be announced after the arrival of the family here. Herman Ferger, brother of the deceased, and his associate in the real estate business, is at present in Florida, but will return to Chattanooga immedidately.

Mr Ferger was born at Lawreceburg, Ind, July 20, 1861. His parents were Herman and Eliza (wirth) Ferger, both German. He was educated in the schools of Lawrence burg, and graduated in 1876. He married Miss Julia W Rabb, Sept 20, 187, and they moved to Chattanooga the same year, Mr Ferger becoming bookkeper in a bank. In 1888 he engaged in the real estate and insurance business with C G Fletcher, whose interest he purchased in 1890. Then Mr Ferger associated himself in the saem business with his brother, Herman Ferger, the firm name chosen being J Fred Ferger & Bro. In 1907 the firm name was changed to Ferger Bros, and from that date the firm has been iooone of the most extensive in reql estate operations and insurance that eve did business in Chattanooooga, having established the Ferger appartments, the Ferger building adn Ferger place, besides owning and controlling many other business and residence properties.

Mr Ferger was a Knight of Pythias, being a member of Keystone lodge. He was long a member of the chamber of commerce, and was at times a director in the organization. He was a very actvie and conspicuous churc worker, and also a diredttor in the local Young Men's Christian association.

The children of Mr and Mrs Ferger are the Rev Henri Rabb Ferger, Miss Nellie Ferger, Miss Margaret Ferger, and Wirth Ferger. The Rev Henri Ferger has long been a missionary in India, and head of a boyt's school supported by the mission. Miss Nellie went toIndia as a missionary in 1918.

11-30-28 -

Hatfield, Cornet D - aged 59, passed away Thursday night at his residence, 4525 Chandler avenue, Alton Park. He is survived by his wife, one son, Frank M Hatfield , o fthis city; two brothers, AR and PC hatfield of Siignal Moutain; two sisters, MrsBandergriff, of Signal Mountain, and Mrs Scott of Jones Station and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later

Chattanooga Times News,
12 Jan 1930

PURVIS, J.[ESSE] R., aged 62, of 1706 Mitchell Avenue, passed away Saturday morning at a local hospital. He was a member of the W.[oodsman] O.[f the] W [orld] Camp No. 371, Bogalusa, LA. Surviving are his widow [Lenora Ellen (Browder) Mixon Purvis]; two daughters, Mrs. Ann [(Purvis)] Williamson and Miss Thelma Purvis, both of Chattanooga; one son, Robert, of Bogalusa, LA; one stepson, Fred Mixon, of Lumpton, Miss.; two step-daughters, Mrs. C.M. [Leona Mixon] Blackwell, of Bude, Miss., and Mrs. R. [ussell] M.[ynatt] [Laura Louise Mixon] Cox, of Harriam; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Powell, of Newgusta, Miss., and Mrs. Clara Walters, Akron, OH. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Coulter funeral home, the Rev. W. T. McMahon officiating. Pallbearers will be John Gilbreath, Adam Grindstaff, C.L. Broyles, C. W. Malone, S.H. Myers and S. hardin. Interment in the Chattanooga Memorial Park, with the W.O.W. Camp No. 6 of Chattanooga in charge of services at the grave.

   Attention to all members of Chattanooga Camp, No. 6, Woodmen of the World.
  Meet at hall at 2 o'clock, Sunday, Jan. 12, to attend the funeral of J.R. Purvin [Purvis].
     S. R. Short, Council Commander;
     R.G. Thompson, Clerk.

[Note: Items in brackets I included.]
Submitted by Bushy Hartman, Aug, 2002.

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July 21, 1930

Obituary for James F. Harper:

Harper, James F., aged 63, passed away Saturday night at a local hospital. Surviving are one son, O. H. Harper of California; two daughters, Mrs. L. R. Hatcher and Mrs. Walter Ables; one brother, W. C. Harper; two sisters, Mrs. Fronia Upton and Mrs. Emma Payne. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 O'Clock from the Poe Cemetery at Daisy. Arrangements are in charge at Coulter's.

Submitted by Linda Smith, Dec. 2003.

11/8/37- Hatfield, Mrs Sarah Jane, age 74, died her home 1215 1/2 Market Street, SUinday morning. Survivors two daughters, Mrs Maude O'Neal , of LAFayette; Mrs HJ Cook; one son, Clark L Hatfield, of Chattanooga; eight grandchildre, four great=grandchildren. Funeral anounced later by Smith Funeral Service.
2/8/45 - Shoemaker, John H, 84, died at his home near Benton, TN, Wednesday at 2 pm Surviving are four sons, RC Shoemaker of Cleveland, Tenn; Henry, US Army in France; Bryson and Edgar at home; five daughters, Miss Laura Shoemaker, at home; mRs Tennie Baker, Ethowash; Mrs John hale, Cleveland; Mrs D G Kirkpatrick, Cleveland; Mrs V F Scarbrough, Benton. Funeral will be from MMount Hermon Church Friday at 2 pm. Burial in church cemetery. with arrangements by Higgins Funeral Home, Benton.
Chattanooga Times News, 17 Sep 1986

WILLIAMSON, Mrs. Ann Cameron, [maiden name Purvis] 76, OF Harrison, died Tuesday at her home. The widow of Robert H. Williamson, she was a beautician who had owned and operated several local beauty shops. She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Wilma Quinn, Harrison, Ann W. Garner and Martha Ann Garland, both of Chattanooga; son, Robert H. Williamson Jr., Chattanooga; sister, Thelma P. Purvis, Rock Spring, GA.; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Luther Eslinger officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Arrangements by the West Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

[This is my grandaunt and I am interested in finding any cousins who connect to this immediate family. Items within brackets I have added.]
Submitted by Bushy Hartman, Aug, 2002.

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