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


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July 7, 1911

ELIZABETH LITCHFIELD CUNNYNGHAM, widow of Dr. W. G. Cunnyngham, born Abingdon, Va., Feb. 23, 1831; married at age 20 years; died in residence of son-in-law, D. M. Smith, Nashville, June 28, 1911; for thirty years president of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, Nashville.

WILLIAM HENRY TINNON born Nov. 11, 1864; died April 22, 1911; entire life, except last 8 months, spent in and near Florence, Ala. but died in San Antonio, Texas; married Nora Odom Jan. 29, 1899.


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Resolutions of respect in memory of Mrs. LOVE GRANBERY, recently deceased, by three friends Mrs. E. H. Irwin, Mrs. P. A. Fowler, Mrs. I. M. Cartwright; undated.


July 14, 1911

No obituaries appeared in this issue.


July 21, 1911

Photograph of Rev. S. D. LONG, DD, president of Martha Washington College, Abingdon, Va.; page 8.

Photograph of Mrs. LUCY H. ROBERTSON, president of Greensboro Female College, Greensboro, N.C.; page 10.

Dr. JAMES F. HALEY, father of Curtis B. Haley, died Jasper, Ala., July 11, 1911 in the 81st year of his age.

Photograph of a dozen young alumna of Athens College, Athens, Ala., and although not identified, probably number several ancestors of presently living persons; page 22.

ANNA ELIZABETH PETERS wife of H. H. Peters, daughter of Caspar Stoner and wife, born Mar. 20, 1857; died St. Louis, MO, June 5, 1911; married Sept. 25, 1879. Children, Ella C., Edwin H. and Oliver F.


July 28, 1911

No obituaries appeared in this issue.


August 4, 1911

THOMAS G. FOUST son of Rev. W. C. Foust, pastor, Methodist Church, Jasper, Ala., died July 18, 1911 in Birmingham, Ala.

Rev. GEORGE DARDIS born Knoxville, Tenn., 1824; moved to Winchester, Tenn. when young; licensed to preach in Methodist Church; moved to Nashville in 1850; chosen porter of Tennessee House of Representatives in 1851; about this time he joined the Baptist Church; janitor of the state capitol, 1853-1862 in which latter year he was sent to Central America to assist in colonizing freedmen from the South; returned to Tenn.; joined the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1875. "He is in remarkably good physical condition for one of his age." [Photograph of this distinguished black man on page 26]

JEFFERSON "Jeff" SHIELDS, a black man, born Lexington, Va., August 25, 1824; in antebellum times "belonged to" Mrs. Peggy Edmondson, mother of Judge James K. Edmondson. Baptist. A cook, he joined the 27th Va. Inf. Reg., CSA, as a cook. Of his long white beard: "It is becoming to him."


August 11, 1911

Bishop OSCAR PENN FITZGERALD, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, born Caswell Co., N.C., August 29, 1829; son of Richard and Martha Hooper Fitzgerald; as a young man worked in newspaper offices; licensed to preach in Methodist church in 1853; his early ministry was spent in California; in 1878 he was elected editor of the NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE and for three terms of four years each he served in this capacity; elected as a bishop of the church, May 19, 1890; retired in 1902; died Monteagle, Tenn., August 5, 1911 He married Sarah Banks; four living children, Mrs. J. B. Robertson, Mrs. J. H. Nye, William. Fitzgerald, Tullahoma, Tenn. and Oscar Fitzgerald, Charleston, W. Va. [A memoir of Bishop Fitzgerald was published on pages 322-324, "Minutes of the Memphis Annual Conference, 1911."]

JOHN W. BOSWELL, JR. died Leeville, Tenn., August 7, 1911; employee of Methodist Publishing House.

MARY LOUISE MALONE ELLIS born Madison Co., Ala., Jan. 27, 1844; died Capleville, Tenn., June 11, 1911; graduate, State Female College, Memphis, 1860; married A. B. Ellis, Feb. 22, 187l; two daus., two sons.


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Rev. F. B. CARROLL died Deaton, Texas, July 13, 1911; born Cabell Co., W. Va., May 23, 1844; son of Rev. Charles and Mary Carroll; licensed to preach in Methodist Church at the age of 16 years; labored in the West Va. Conference for years but transferred to Denver Conference in 1885, in 1892 to the North Texas Conference; married Emma Virginia Wise, Oct. 21, 1873; five children, those surviving, Dr. Charles G. Carroll, professor of chemistry, University of Ark.; W. W. Carroll, San Angelo, Texas; Reta Carroll.


August 18, 1911

Dr. H. R. WITHERS born in Tallahassee, Florida, 1834; son of Rev. John and Mary Bowen Withers; died in residence of his son-in-law, Dr. H. W. Brooks, Paris, Tenn., June 7, 1911.

Resolutions of respect for memory of CHARLES G. GOODRICH, brother-in-law of Dr. George Walker, who predeceased him by a few days; he was treasurer of Paine College for many years; by the board of Paine College; undated.


August 25, 1911

Rev. W. H. GIESLER born Sullivan Co., Tenn., Oct. 13, 1843; died Jefferson Co., Ala., Mar. 2, 1911; fought in Confederate army; married (1) Mary Akard, near Bristol, Tenn. Children, James, Emory, William and Clarence; (2) Beulah Stokes; (3) Lula May Oldham, July 15, 1896. Alumnus, Emory- Henry College.


September 1, 1911

Rev. JOHN REEVES committed suicide and died August 21, 1911; formerly a resident of Ky., he died in Pendleton, Oregon.

JAMES P. COLLIER died "on a recent Sunday night"; in next September he would have had his 67th birthday; served as captain of an Alabama Confederate company; moved to Corinth, Miss. where he was a sometime mayor; married Lizzie D. Young, Jan. 20, 1870; a son, John Howard Collier.


September 8, 1911

Rev. G. T. SULLIVAN, DD, pastor, Broadway Methodist Church, Paducah, Ky., died August 29, 1911; interment in Union City, Tenn.

SUSAN KATRINA GANNAWAY born Lincoln Co., Tenn., Oct. 18, 1844; married J. T. Gannaway, Mar. 21, 1861; died June 21, 1911; six children.

ORA SEVIER born near Brownsville, Tenn., July 27, 1839; daughter of Henry and Susan Taliaferro Anderson; married Dr. Charles H. Sevier (died in 1898), July 1857; nine children, those surviving, Dr. Charles H. Sevier, Jackson, Tenn.; Cora Sevier, Mrs. James Livingston. Died Brownsville July 14, 1911.

WILLIAM RALPH GRESHAM son of Benoni and Sarah Gresham, born Maury Co., Tenn., June 4, 1841; served in Confederate army; married Mary D. Cochran, Dec. 6, 1866. Children: Kate, long-deceased; Rush (married, one dau.); Cora Maybery (two sons, one grandson). A sister, Mrs. Coffee, also survived him.

EMILIE WHITNEY LONG died recently, aged 18 1/2 years.

WILLIAM LITSINBERGER born Hanover Co., Ohio, Oct. 5, 1833; died 7 miles east of Covington, Tenn. Aug. 7, 1911; baptized in Methodist Church, July 13, 1834; married (1) Mary Humphrey, May 20, 1856; five children; (2) Jennie Bailey; two children, both deceased. Lived with his sister and bro.-in-law, the Hickmans, in whose residence he died.


September 15, 1911

Rev. CLEMENT READ VAUGHAN, DD, minister, Southern Presbyterian Church, died Roanoke, Va., Aug. 27, 1911 in the 84th year of his age.

Bishop DANIEL KUNLER FLICKINGER, United Brethren Church, born Seven Miles, Ohio, 1824; died Columbus, Ohio, August 29, 1911.


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September 22, 1911

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One of Our Grand Old Men

        In our appreciation of the value of our strong, resourceful, and energetic young men it would be short- sighted and ungrateful for us to forget the serene, hopeful, and spiritually matured old men who, having blessed a former generation, remain to comfort and inspire the present generation. The land is full of these old saints, both men and women, and the least that we can do for them is to constantly assure them that they are remembered and loved.
        Dr. Robert Watkins Lovett, of Screven County, Ga., is one of these loving and lovable old men, whose life bears rich testimony to the abiding, strengthening nature of true Christian character. He was born on November 11, 1818, and now lives upon the land, which he inherited from his Revolutionary ancestors.
        Dr. Lovett is the oldest graduate of Emory College, having graduated from that institution in 1843. He was a practicing physician for more than sixty years. He has been a local preacher of the Methodist Episcopal Church for more than half a century. He still takes a deep interest in matters professional, theological, social, and political, and is never happier than when he sits at the feet of the humblest preacher in the old meetinghouse and hears the same old gospel on which he has fed during the rising and falling of three generations. He is eminently qualified for testifying to the truth that while the "outward man perisheth, the inner man is renewed from day to day."
        This distinguished nonagenarian has been blessed with five children. Dr. W. C. Lovett, editor of the Wesleyan Christian Advocate; Mr. Robert O. Lovett, a lawyer, of Atlanta, Ga.; Rev. James M. Lovett, of the South Georgia Conference; and Mr. Watt P. Lovett, a farmer, of Screven County, are his sons.
        There are some facts in Dr. Lovett's life which run parallel with some facts in the life of another in such a way as to form a most wonderful coincidence." In 1843 Thomas Meriwether married Miss Henrietta Andrew, daughter of the late Bishop Andrew, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. A little later in the same year and a few months after Dr. Lovett's graduation he married Elizabeth Mason Andrew, Mrs. Meriwether's sister. Mrs. Lovett died in 1856, and in 1859 Dr. Lovett married Miss Sallie Isabel Price, of Florida. Judge Thomas Meriwether became a widower, and in a few years he married Miss Mary Price, Mrs. Lovett's sister. Then Judge Meriwether became a widower again and married a Miss Smith, of the famous teacher family of Georgia. Dr. Lovett, having been also bereft a second time, married a third time, his bride being Mrs. Meriwether's twin sister, Miss Marietta Smith, who still abides as the faithful and devoted companion of his old age."


Hon. JOHN WILBUR ATWATER born Dec. 27, 1840; served in Company D, First N.C. Volunteers, CSA; elected to 56th U. S. Congress; died July 4, 1910.

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS 1774-1971, Washington, D. C., 1971, page 532:

ATWATER, John Wilbur, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Rialto now (Fearington), Chatham County, N.C., December 27, 1840; attended the common schools and the old William Closs Academy; engaged in agricultural pursuits; during the Civil War enlisted in the Confederate Army and served in Company D, First Regiment, North Carolina Volunteer Infantry, and was with the army of Gen. Robert E. Lee until the surrender at Appomattox; joined the Farmers' Alliance in 1887; first president of Chatham County Alliance; elected to the State senate in 1890 as an Alliance Democrat, and also in 1892 and 1896 as a Populist; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-sixth congress (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1901); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Fearington, N.C., on July 4, 1910; interment in Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery, near Pittsboro, N.C.


ETHEL MAY MOTHERAL daughter of Charles and Eula Motheral, granddaughter of Thomas England; born October 1, 1886; taught school until her health failed. Died August 4, 1911.

Rev. W. B. GIVEN son of L. B. and Kizzie Given, born April 20, 1865; died May 22, 1911; unmarried. Smithville, Tennessee.

Rev. JOHN CALVIN BARR, DD, died Charleston, W. Va., Sept. 8, 1911; ordained Presbyterian minister, 1858; since 1869 pastor emeritus of First Presbyterian Church, Charleston.


September 29, 1911

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        The article in the ADVOCATE about Walter McTyeire reminds me of his uncle, Henry McTyeire. The points, for the most part, were received from his brother, Bishop McTyeire. When the family moved from the Barnwell (S.C.) District, they settled in Russell County, Ala. At the first opportunity they all went to hear the circuit rider preach, each, one with his Church certificate in hand. By force of habit the good mother took her seat on the preacher's left, father over in the amen corner, and I, just ten years old, pale and sickly, having been kept alive mostly with boneset tea and quinine, took my seat with father. Henry, a larger boy, took his sent with the other boys in the rear. The door of the church was opened and we three handed in our certificates. Henry failed, and not much wonder, as there was much giggling back


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there, with: "Is Holland a Church member?" Just what Henry did with his certificate we never knew. Life is certainly made up of little things. Henry also was a bachelor, but was very successful as a farmer. It was said of him that he had the best plantation, the best lot of mules, the finest lot of negroes, and could get more work out of them and keep them in a better humor than any man in Barbour County, Ala. As a station preacher the Bishop frequently spent his vacations with him on his farm.
        It was a hot day in June when a man with bare feet, a battered straw hat, and an empty meal sack on his shoulder came and said: "Mr. McTyeire, I have a wife and six children, and are all so hungry. Please let me have a bushel of corn, and I will pay you."
        "I have no corn for you," was the response, and the poor fellow left with tears on his face.
        "Henry, you could give the poor fellow a bushel and it would not hurt you."
        "Holland, were I to do that, that worthless Shingle Town gang would eat me out of a house and home before to-morrow night."
        A childhood incident came to mind. As a small boy I was returning from school when Henry McTyeire, on horseback, overtook me, crying as if his heart would break. Some pups had to be killed, and he had to do the killing! What a piteous wail! There were Blush and Carlo and Loud just as fat and sleek as they could be, and I had to kill them. "So earnestly did I pray, " said the Bishop "that Henry might have the same heart that he had when he cried over those pups." He died away from home; and when his saddle horse was brought back, every negro on the place with tearful eyes hugged the neck of the horse that had carried "Marse" Henry.


October 6, 1911

Mrs. GRACE THOMAS died Lookout Mt., Tenn., Sept. 22, 1911. Children, W. G. M. Thomas; J. Harry Thomas; G. Fred Thomas; Lavins Thomas; Mrs. Rose Nolen; Mrs. Charles G. Hounshell.

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        Two years ago, while a pastor in the city of Washington, I learned that William Watters, the first native itinerant Methodist preacher in America, was buried at El Nido, a little station in Fairfax County, Va., on the Great Falls and Old Dominion Railway, and only about ten miles from the heart of Washington City. A visit to the grave was determined upon, but before it was made my field of labor was changed from Washington to Baltimore. However, this summer the contemplated pilgrimage was made in company with Rev. W. T. Gover, and we spent an hour in the little grove on the hilltop, where reposes the dust of this old hero of the cross.
        The grave is in the family burying ground on the farm once owned by Watters; is inclosed, together with the grave of his wife, by an iron fence; and has reared over it a marble monument about eight feet high, which was erected by the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1889. I took a picture of the monument and copied the following inscriptions from the four sides:

"In memory of
Rev. William Watters,
The First Native Itinerant
Methodist Preacher in
Born October 16, 1751;
Died March 29, 1827."

"He was a pioneer, leading the
way for the vast army of Ameri-
can Methodist itinerants, having
the everlasting gospel to preach."

"Also his wife,
Sarah Adams.
Erected by the Virginia
Conference of
The Methodist Episcopal

"Fervent in spirit, prudent in
counsel, abundant in labors,
skillful in winning souls he was
a workman that needed not to
be ashamed."

        William Watters was born in Baltimore County (now Harford), Md., October 16, 1751. His father was Godfrey Watters, a planter, who was also known in his neighborhood as a righteous man. Both of his parents were members or the Church of England. In 1753 Godfrey Watters died, leaving a widow and nine


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children, William being the youngest of these and at that time two years of age. The mother reared these children on the plantation, educated them in the best schools of the community, and endeavored to throw around them the most refining influences.
        William was of a naturally religious temperament, attended church regularly, read his Bible, and prayed; yet he was dissatisfied with his spiritual condition. This dissatisfaction grew with the years, and he knew not how to rid himself of the burden. A great conflict was raging within him, when, in July, 1770, Strawbridge, Williams, and King came into his neighborhood, preaching Methodist doctrines. He heard them, felt a secret drawing toward them, but decided that he could never become a Methodist, though his brother and his brother's wife became converts. But as the months rolled on the burden of sin became so great that he determined to seek the Lord with all his heart. Nearly all of three days he spent in the woods reading the Bible and crying to God. Then he came back to find Christ as his personal Saviour and to be consciously saved from his sins in a little prayer meeting in his own home, while the company sang, "Give to the wind thy fears," etc. This was in May, 1771.
        He became at once a Methodist and an exhorter. With other converts he went about the country, holding meetings and winning souls for Christ. He says of this work: "We were weak; but we lived in a dark day, and the Lord greatly owned our labors. For though we were not full of wisdom, we were blessed with a good degree of faith and power." He was instrumental in leading other members of his family to faith in Christ, and at last all the members of his family became Methodists.
        On October 16, 1772, his twenty-first birthday, he started with Robert Williams on a preaching tour through Maryland and Virginia, with Norfolk, Va., as the objective point. While Williams went on to other fields, Watters formed a circuit about Norfolk, and preached over that country for nearly a year, doing a great work.
        In July, 1773, the first Conference of Methodist preachers was held in Philadelphia. Though Watters was preaching in Virginia at this time, and did not attend the Conference, he was made a member of the body, and he was the only native American holding this membership. At this Conference he was appointed to Kent Circuit, with John King as a colleague. At this time the itinerants changed circuits every six months, and so in the next four years Watters served the following circuits: Kent, Baltimore, Trenton, Frederick, Fairfax, Brunswick, Sussex. On Fairfax Circuit he had "six months of revival," and the membership was increased in this time from thirty to three hundred and fifty.
        He was present at the Conferences that met at Philadelphia in 1774 and 1775, at Baltimore in 1776, at Watter's Meetinghouse (on the Watters plantation) in 1777, and at Leesburg, Va., in 1778. At the Leesburg Conference he presided, Asbury being absent and nearly all the other English preachers having left America at the outbreak of the Revolution.
        On June 6, 1778, he married Miss Sarah Adams, but continued his work as an itinerant. In 1782 his health began to fail, and in December, 1783, he located and moved to a farm near Washington, D.C., which he had purchased a short time before. He now rendered service as a local preacher whenever able.
        In 1786 his health seemed better, and he reentered the itinerant ranks; only to break down before the close of the year. However, he entered the Conference again in 1801, and did the work of an itinerant until 1806, during this time serving Washington, D.C., as its first station preacher.
          Watters retired to his farm in 1806, and for several years preached as a local preacher when his health permitted. During the last ten years of his life he was almost totally blind, and he died March 29, 1827, being buried in the family burying ground, as before stated, where, eighteen years later, his wife was laid by his side.
        To this man, William Watters, belongs the distinction of having been the first native itinerant Methodist preacher in America, and of having been the first Methodist preacher stationed in the city of Washington, D.C.


October 13, 1911

Photograph of Rev. JAMES A. BURROW, DD, pastor, Morristown, Tenn. Methodist Church; page 20.

Mrs. M. V. SHERRILL widow of Rev. M. V. Sherrill, died Denver, N.C., Oct. 2, 1911 aged 74 years.

Rev. E. H. PRICE, North Alabama Conference, died Ethelville, Ala., September 22, 1911.


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Rev. J. R. D. KING, retired Methodist preacher, No. Mississippi Conference, died Sept. 25, 1911 in the 69th year of his age; native of New Orleans, La.

Miss LIZZIE M. SHANNON died in Nashville, Tenn., October 1911.


October 20, 1911

No obituaries appeared in this issue.


October 27, 1911

MARY J. NEIGHBORS, nee Gipson, born DeKalb Co., Ga., April 23, 1839; when she was 8 years old her mother died; she helped nurture a younger brother, Rev. G. M. Gipson; married James A. Neighbors, Tallapoosa Co., Ala., March 29, 1855; six daus., six sons; died Tyner, Texas, August 5, 1911.

FLORA SMITH KUHN born Maury Co., Tenn., Feb. 23, 1836; daughter of Munford and Elizabeth Byron Smith; married Edward Kuhn, April 10, 1866; two daus., three sons; only one, Mrs. Irene Heiskell, survived her; a dau., Nellie Childress had two children. Died recently.

JAMES WALKER BROWN born Culpeper Co., Va., Oct. 25, 1828; died Cornersville, Marshall Co., Tenn., Aug. 17, 1911; only surviving member of his family was a son, J. Ed Brown, Courtland, Ala.


November 3, 1911

Rev. ARCHIBALD LOVELACE HUNSAKER died Pomona, California, June 14, 1911 aged nearly 80 years; a tribute by the Pacific Conference; undated. Another tribute, by H. A. Bourland, noting his birth date, in Ballard Co., Ky., July 31, 1831; twice married; labored in the Memphis Conference, Nov. 24, 1911 issue, pages 30-31]

ESTHER ANGELINE GOODLET born Lawrence Co., Ala., Sept. 4, 1839; died June 1, 1911; daughter of David L. and Elena Kyle Dinsmore; married D. C. Goodlet, May 7, 1872; no children but helped rear several children.


November 10, 1911


        Rev. JOSEPH HOPKINS JAMES, a sketch by A. J. Lamar, DD, born County Wicklow, Ireland, May 5, 1848; while living in Dublin he became a Methodist; immigrated with his brother, Benjamin, to N. Y. in 1868; moved to Mobile, Ala.; worked in wholesale companies in both cities; his said brother died young. He entered the Methodist ministry in Ala. in 1872; ordained deacon, Dec. 1873; ordained elder, Dec. 1875. His charges:
        The following list of appointments served by our brother shows the breadth of his service while in the active work: 1873-74, Mt. Pleasant Circuit; 1875, Grand Bay Mission; 1876, Eastern Shore Circuit; 1877-78, Warrington Station; 1879, Bladon Springs Circuit; 1880-83, Suggsville Circuit; 1884, Tuskegee Circuit; 1885-86, St. Paul's, Mobile; 1887, East Selma; 1888-89, Milton and Bagdad; 1890-91, Uniontown Station; 1892-95, Marion Station; 1896, Brewton Station; 1897-99, Clayton Station; 1900-01, Demopolis Station; 1902-03, Perry Street, Montgomery; 1904-07, Wetumpka Station; 1908, Hartford and Samson; 1909, Camden Station.
        Hopkins married Fredonia Winifred Caller (died Dec. 4, 1884), March 20, 1879. Children: John C., Joseph W., Francis T. "His genial nature and ready wit made him ever the life of the social circle. Companionship with him was a delight." He died Uniontown, Alabama, July 1, 1911.


MARGARET LOYD born Nov. 25, 1825; died Pikeville, Tenn., May 11, 1911; married R. P. Loyd (died 1889), November 18, 1847; nine children.


November 17, 1911

Rev.. WILSON MOORE, La. Conference, died Glenmora, La., October 28, 1911.

ELIZABETH ANN WALLACE born Bourbon Co., Ky., Feb. 12, 1817; moved with parents to DeWitt Co. Ill., 1831; married Rodney Elbridge Hickman, June 13, 1837; three children, one surviving her David W. Hickman. Her husband died October 11, 1892. She moved with her son to Tipton Co., Tenn. in 1895 where she died October 24, 1911.


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J. R. WOODWARD born July 15, 1840; died Florence, Ala., Jan. 1911; enlisted in Company K, 1st Tenn. Inf. Reg., CSA, April 27, 1861 and fought throughout the Civil War; married Sarah E. Parnell, Jan. 17, 1867; the surviving children, Prof. M. Clark Woodward, Alva, Okla.; Mrs. W. D. Hogan, Italy, Texas; Mrs. E. B. Wright, Florence, Alabama.

WILLIAM JOHNSON born April 29, 1812; died Sept. 7, 1911; married Susan V. Richardson (died June 11, 1871), June 23, 1839; a charter member of the Bethel Methodist Church, Bellsburg, Tenn.; six children, nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grand- children.

VIRGINIA ALLEN YATES born Allen Co., Ky., Aug. 7, 1842;, died Beaumont, Texas, Aug. 1, 1911; oldest daughter of Rev. Luke P. and Ariminta Allen; married George P. Yates, Feb. 6, 1866; children, Ben A., Sam L., J. P.; a stepson, W. W. Yates and stepdaughter, Mrs. R. M. Parker.

Rev. WILLIAM MARCELLUS BOSWELL born Bullock Co., Ala., May 6, 1841; died Elbridge, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1911; local Methodist preacher (Methodist Episcopal Church).


November 24, 1911

Rev. R. H. BOUNDS, North Texas Conference, died Greenville, Texas, Nov. 8, 1911 aged 71 years.

Colonel WILLIAM CAPERS McTYEIRE, brother of Bishop H. N. McTyeire, Birmingham, Ala., died Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 16, 1911 in residence of daughter, Mrs. John V. Smith, in the 72nd year of his age.

Tribute of respect for memory of FRANK A. AVRIL, recently deceased; by Beech Grove Methodist Church; undated.


December 1, 1911

Rev. JACOB M. LAUCK died Parkersburg, W. Va., Nov. 10, 1911; member of Western Virginia Conference since 1858; chaplain in Confederate army; retired in 1898.


December 8, 1911

Photograph of Rev. F. S. LOVE, pastor, South Kinston, N.C. Methodist Church; page 20.

GEORGIA L. REYNOLDS, nee Word, born Pontotoc, Miss.; married W. R. Reynolds, Feb. 1864; died near Oxford, Miss., Sept. 18, 1911.


December 15, 1911

No obituaries appeared in this issue.


December 22, 1911

Dr. ABNER C. HOPKINS died Charleston, W. Va., Dec. 4, 1911; born in 1835; ordained a minister in the Southern Presbyterian Church in 1860; Confederate chaplain; 45 years a pastor of the Charleston church.


December 29, 1911

DOROTHY CARTER daughter of Dr. Thomas Carter and wife, Nashville, died Dec. 20, 1911 aged sixteen months.

Rev. JAMES A. ORMAN, DD, born Williamson Co., Tenn., Oct. 22, 1835; licensed to preach in Methodist Church in 1857; labored in the Tenn. Conference; married Sarah F. Adams, Mar. 26, 1861; ordained. deacon, 1869; ordained elder, 1865 [1875]; licensed to practice law in 1878; attended Nashville Medical College; master mason, May 7, 1860; died near Nashville, November 28, 1911.

ALICE MITCHELL HOOVER wife of J. D. Hoover, daughter of A. P. and Mary A. Mitchell, born Inman, Tenn., Mar. 29, 1858; died near Murfreesboro, Tenn., July 18, 1911; wife and mother (of Mary Sewell and Bessie).


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Rev. JOSIAH H. TORBETT born Sullivan, Co., Tenn., Nov. 10, 1828; died Nov. 26, 1911; Methodist preacher in the Holston Conference for many years; retired in 1899; moved to Bentonville where he died.


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