By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2002


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January 3, 1908

WILBUR E. BARCLAY died in hospital, Louisville, Ky., Dec. 27, 1907; for years he was assistant secretary of the Methodist Board of Extension; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.

Former governor E. E. JACKSON, Maryland, died Salisbury, Maryland, Dec. 27, 1907. Born Wicomico County, Maryland, Nov. 3, 1837; operated a country store in Delmar, Md., 1859-1863; moved to Salisbury and ran a lumber business; served in Maryland House of Representatives, 1882-1883; state senate, 1884-1888; governor, 1888-1892.

SARAH BENSON CRAWFORD born Monroe Co., Ga., May 6, 1824; died Lincoln, Ala., Dec. 16, 1907; married William G. Crawford; 9 children.

WILLIAM McHANEY son of W. W. and Mary McHaney HOUSTON born Pinson, Tenn., July 24, 1874 married Gerturde daughter of Dr. W. T. Medling, Dyer, Tenn., Dec. 28, 1905; 1 child, Mary Lindsay Houston, dec.; he died June 13, 1907.

JOHN L. TUCKER born June 25, 1828; died Oct. 28, 1907 in residence of daughter, Mrs. Ruth Caldwell, about 8 miles west of Union City, Tenn.; married Camila J. Stephens, Oct. 11, 1849. Children, Sallie, Ruth, Richard, Pattie, Lexie and James. Burial in Freemont Church cemetery.

FLORENCE GILLESPIE MITCHELL born April 26, 1858; married R. N. Mitchell (dec.), May 26, 1886; 3 sons and several stepchildren; died Nov. 30, 1907.


January 10, 1908

EDWARD G. ANDREWS, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, born August 7, 1825; died Dec. 31, 1907; graduate, Wesleyan University, 1847; president of Cazenovia Seminary, 1854-1864; a Methodist preacher, he was elected to the episcopacy in 1872; retired in 1904; photograph of him on page one.

BLANCHE REID wife of Dr. C. F. Reid died Oakland, California, January 1, 1908. [January 11, 1908 issue notes her burial in Kentucky]

Reverend JOSEPH NORWOOD, Methodist pastor of Cuban ministry in West Tampa, Florida, died Jan. 3, 1908; had served in the Mexican mission for years, later an agent of the American Bible Society and conducted "congenial work" among the Cubans in Florida.

FRANCES LAVENIA BRYAN born Dec. 1, 1861; married Dr. D. H. Bryan, Nov. 1, 1883; died Monteagle, Tenn., Dec. 24, 1907; was rearing an orphan child.

FANNY L. SPICER died Dec. 5, 1907; daughter of Rev. H. C. Horton, native of Virginia who came to Tennessee with his South Carolina bride; she married Samuel L. Spicer of Memphis; one daughter.


January 17, 1908

MARY ELIZABETH MITCHELL daughter of Thomas and Nancy Linebaugh born Russellville, Ky., June 4, 1825; married S. F. Mitchell, April 15, 1841; charter member of Salem Methodist Church, Robertson Co., Tenn.; died August 31, 1907.

MARGRETTE TUCKER WOOLRIDGE, nee Tucker, born Ashley Co., Ark., July 1869; died Pine Bluff, Ark., Dec. 8, 1907; wife of Judge W. T. Woolridge; mother of Harvy, Edith, Francis and Hunter.

CHARLIE GALLOWAY MUCKENFUSS born Fayetteville, Ark., Oct. 9, 1902; died Oxford, Miss., Dec. 2, 1907; youngest son of Dr.. A. M. Muckenfuss.


January 24, 1908

Professor JOSHUA H. HARRISON, principal, Harrison School for Boys, San Antonio, Texas, died Jan. 18, 1908; graduate, Vanderbilt University, 1881; taking "the honor of Phi Beta Kappa"; principal of McTyeire Training School, McKenzie, Tenn., then of Vanderbilt Training School, Elkton, Texas, then the Texas school; married Miss Pritchett. [Text of funeral sermon, Jan. 31, 1908 issue, page 29; another tribute to his memory, by James A. Lewis, Feb. 14, 1908 issue, pages 22-23]


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Dr. EDWARD CLARENCE STEDMAN, poet, died New York, Jan. 18, 1908 in the 75th year of his age; graduate, Yale College, 1853; member of New York Stock Exchange, 1869-1900; a literary and business figure. [A critique of his work, by S. A. Link, appeared in the Jan. 31, 1908 issue, pages 8-9]


January 31, 1908

M. H. CHAMBERLIN, LLD, head of the oldest operative Methodist college in the world, the McKendree at Lebanon, Illinois, dating to the year 1827. A living administrator.

ANN M. BRIDGEWATER died Nov. 4, 1907 nearly 73 years old; widow with 7 children.

HARRIET C. LENOX wife of Hon. J. J. Lenox, Ashland City, Tenn., died Jan. 8, 1908 "a little over" 65 years of age; pneumonia; surviving were his widow, two daus., 5 sons.


February 7, 1908

Photograph of Rev. GEORGE S. SEXTON, pastor, St. Paul's Methodist Church, Houston, Texas, page 19.

AUGUSTUS THOMPSON COCKE born near Clarksville, Tenn., April 24, 1843; died Dec. 24, 1907; a Confederate veteran; married Anne Dickson, 1884; son, Emmett. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Tenn.

NICOLAS HOWELL SIMS born Rutherford Co., Tenn., April 4, 1842; Confederate veteran; married Mollie Minor, Nashville, Tenn., 1870; died of pneumonia, January 9, 1908.

Photograph of and article by Rev. GEORGE JACKSON, "Fifty Years in the Southwest," a retired Methodist preacher, Louisiana Conference, pages 30-31; he had begun his ministry November 15, 1857.


February 14, 1908

Reverend P. T. PHILLIPS, retired Methodist preacher, South Carolina Conference, died Greer, South Carolina, Feb. 1, 1908 aged 62 years.

Reverend L. M. PHILLIPS, Southwest MO Conference, died Kansas City, MO, Jan. 11, 1908 aged 55 years.

Mrs. HARRIET WALLACE, mother of Mrs. J. L. Kennedy of the Brazil Mission, died Fountain City, Tenn., February 4, 1908.

CLARA BAINBRIDGE HARRIS wife of Dr. A. W. Harris, president of Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., died Feb. 3, 1908; burial in Philadelphia, Pa.

MARTHA RICHARDSON KAVANAUGH, widow of Bishop A. H. Kavanaugh, died Petaluma, California, Jan. 31, 1908 aged 92 years; native of Virginia; married (1) John S. Lewis (died 1840); (2) Bishop Kavanagh, 1865.

THOMAS DONOHO CHAMBERS born Sumner Co., Tenn., Jan. 18, 1829; his great-grandparents were from Ireland, who settled in North Carolina and migrated later to Kentucky. He married (1) Mary Jane Massee, Sept. 16, 1852; (2) Sarah E. Moore (died Mar. 21, 1902), Sept. 1, 1859; 4 sons, 5 daus. Served in Company B, 4th Tennessee Cavalry, CSA, 1861-1865; moved to MO in 1869; to Grayson Co., Texas, Jan. 1875; to Rockwall, Texas, Nov. 1882 where he later died, near Baird, Jan. 25, 1908 aged 79 years; body returned to his old home for burial.

WILLIAM SPILLER FINDLAY born Abingdon, Va., Sept. 16, 1828; graduate, Emory-Henry College and attended medical school in Philadelphia, Pa.; married Isabella Conk, Jonesville, Va., May 9, 1855; later moved to Tenn.; served in Confederate army; practiced medicine in Sparta, Tenn.; died Jan. 16, 1908.

MARY VIRGINIA GUTHRIE, nee Cox, born Tenn., May 14, 1841; died Gunter, Texas, Oct. 27, 1907; burial in "old Paola cemetery"; married Ransome Guthrie, Dec. 6, 1860; two sons, one died infancy; Thomas died Jan. 21, 1900; two daughters, Mrs. C. L. Shelley and Mrs. Cummings.


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KATIE BRITT born Marion Co., Florida, Sept. 6, 1868; died there, Aug. 17, 1907; daughter of James C. and Mary J. Zetrouer; married T. A. Britt; 2 sons, 1 dau.

Mrs. BARBRE GIEZENTANNER born Zurich, Switzerland, Oct. 12, 1817; came to U. S., 1849; died Jan. 16, 1908; lived many years in Knoxville, Tenn.; 2 sons.


February 21, 1908

LEN K. HART died near Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 14, 1908 aged 55 years; active Methodist layman.

MARY JANE MORRIS PATY born June 11, 1836; died Bellbuckle, Tenn., Aug. 15, 1907; burial in Bascom Cemetery, Warren Co., Tenn.; married Lorenzo O. Paty; surviving were widower, 6 children; had 5 children of her own.

N. A. GALBRAITH born Hopkins Co., Ky., Dec. 12, 1841; died Webster Co., Ky., Jan. 19, 1908; "a hard-working man" and for years a coal miner; thrice married; children, Maggie, N. A., Jr., C. E., Mrs. H. G. Summers, Mrs. Claude Vaughn.

ELIZABETH FRANCES LEE daughter of Dr. John C. and Sarah Lee, born Gwinnett Co., Ga., April 6, 1839; moved with parents to Alabama; at age 12 she moved with family to Walker Co., Ga.; married (1) Thomas H. Kirker, 1 child; (2) William B. Guthrie, 1856; 4 daus., 4 sons; moved to Chattanooga, Tenn. in 1897 but moved to Memphis, Tenn., where she died, Jan. 22, 1908.


February 28, 1908

Reverend BENJAMIN HINTON JOHNSON born Marshall Co., Tenn., Nov. 14, 1847; admitted as Methodist preacher to Tenn. Methodist Conference in 1875; died Portland, Tenn., Feb. 20, 1908.



          To Write a book for young people is a task many have taken in hand these latter years; but the number of really good books for children and youth is still small. In fact, so rare are good and wholesome juvenile books that one is inclined to think that, to write a book for boys and girls that combines pleasure, profit, and propriety, the three P's necessary to make a good book of the sort, is really a work of genius.
          A Georgian has produced at least one book that may be catalogued along with the best of the kind under consideration; and while this book came from the press first fifty-six years ago, it has never gone out of print.
          "The Young Marooners" was published first in 1852. It had the accustomed search for a publisher that most books of exceptional merit have had. The manuscript was sent first to New York, where, like Noah's dove, it found no resting place, and subsequently it was sent to a publisher in Philadelphia. Here it was allowed to remain without notice or acceptance for some- time. Finally, a publisher's reader put it into the hands of one of his little children, and the child fairly devoured the book. This fact arrested the attention of the reader, and he set himself to the task of reading the book. He became so much interested that he sat up far into the night, and did not give up the reading until he had gone over the last sentence. He straightway hurried to his employer and insisted that the book be accepted and published at once. This was done, and a second edition was called for before the year was out; and the book was afterwards published in England and Scotland. Many editions were published in after years; and not many years since a new edition came out, with an introduction by Joel Chandler Harris.
          The book might be called "The Southern Robinson Crusoe," though it is no more a mere imitation of Defoe's great classic than is "Enoch Arden." It was a new adaptation of the experiences of Defoe's hero, with so many characteristics that were new and peculiar to itself, and withal so illustrative of Southern life and character, that one could not but find it as charming as the pioneer book of this kind of literature, "Robinson Crusoe."
          The story is full of adventure, but it is not the adventure that makes the youthful reader impatient to find and shoot wild Indians or ambitious to rob the first railroad train that comes along. It is not a tame story, either, written with the too manifest purpose of instruction, with "short narratives and long morals" -a mere intellectual sandwich with alternate layers of natural history and hunting exploits. The story is so natural that you are constantly inclined to believe that it is the narrative of real experiences and incidents, and the characters and scenes live in the memory, and in the heart too, forever after you have once read the story. The writer of this remembers walking several miles once to get the book and that, too, after he had already read it a time or two. And he confesses to a purpose to read it again when he gets time and opportunity.
          The scene of the story is laid on an island off the Florida coast, south of Tampa. On this island Robert and Harold and Frank and Mary, all children, the oldest only fourteen years old, spend several months--staying here, indeed, until Dr. Gordon, the father of three of the children and the uncle of Harold, the other one, finds them and rescues them. The way they are brought to this island--the anchor of their sailboat being clasped by a "devil fish, " and the boat dragged out to sea, while the children are powerless to free themselves from the grasp of the monster, and Dr. Gordon is unable to help them--and the adventures they have on the island during their stay on it, make up a story that would keep others besides a publisher's reader awake at night, and in truth has done so. For many years the story has been as familiar as household words to many Southerners, and it deserves a place in the


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reading and memory of many more generations.
            The author of "The Young Marooners" was Rev. Frank R. Goulding. The cyclopedias give only meager sketches of his life, and the biographical introduction to "Young Marooners," written by Joel Chandler Harris, does not tell many facts of his personal history. And yet he was a notably good and useful man and minister, and did other worthy things, besides writing "The Young Marooners."
            As this book was written while Dr. Goulding was pastor of the little Presbyterian Church at Richmond Bath, an ante-bellum summer resort only a few miles from Hephzibah, my present pastoral home, I have been much interested in his personal history, and have gathered all the available facts touching his life. He is still remembered by older people in this vicinity, and pleasing traditions of his residence and work linger in this locality.
          Dr. Goulding came of good stock. The Gouldings were descended from the colony that founded Dorchester, Mass., in 1630, Dorchester, S.C., at a later date, and Dorchester, Ga., at a still later date. Dr. Thomas Goulding, his father, is said to have been the first native Georgian to become a Presbyterian preacher, and the Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Columbia, S.C., was founded by this Dr. Goulding. The mother was Ann Holbrook, and came of New England stock also. Frank R. Goulding was born in Liberty County, Ga., in 1810. The first years of his life were spent on the seacoast, near Savannah, Ga., and it was during these years that he acquired the familiarity with sea birds and fishes which he afterwards used to such advantage in his great story. When he was about ten years of age, his father removed to the upcountry, and settled near Lexington, in Oglethorpe County, Ga. I have the impression, though I am not sure of this, that the boy attended school at old Meson Academy, in Lexington, which claims the distinction of being the oldest endowed school in Georgia. He entered the old Franklin College, now the University of Georgia, in 1827, and finished his college course here in 1830. He subsequently took a theological course at Columbia, S.C., and, entering the ministry, became pastor of some Presbyterian Churches in that State. Afterwards he returned to Georgia, and continued in the pastorate, though somewhat intermittently, forr many years. At one time he did work as a representative of the American Bible Society.
          In 1833 he married a Miss Howard, of Savannah, and she was a worthy and sympathetic helper for the young pastor. Like himself, she was interested in foreign missions, and but for lack of health the two would have given their life to work for the salvation of the heathen world. Miss Rutherford is authority for the statement that it was at the instance of Mrs. Goulding that Dr. Lowell Mason set Bishop Heber's famous hymn, "From Greenland's Icy Mountains," to music--and the very air to which it is still sung--and she sang this piece the first time it was ever sung in this country in the old Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah.
          In 1842, while in Eatonton, Ga., he conceived the idea of a sewing machine, and it is claimed that he had a sewing machine in operation a year before Howe patented, his invention. But he never obtained or even applied for a patent.
          He settled in the village of Bath in 1843; and it was during his eight years' residence and pastorate here that he began to turn his attention to literature. In 1844 he wrote "Little Josephine," a small volume that was published by the American Sunday School Union. It was while here too that he wrote "The Young Marooners," a book without the writing of which he would not have been, widely known.
          His first wife dying, he was married in 1856 to a Miss Rees, who resided near the town of Darien, Ga.; and then settled in a fine old home belonging to his wife in this locality.
          The close of the Civil War found him, like so many others, utterly broken in fortune. He again betook himself to literature, and wrote an independent sequel to "Young Marooners," entitled "Marooners' Island; or, Dr. Gordon in Search of His Children."
          He also wrote "Sal-O-Quah; or, Boy Life among the Indians," "The Woodruff Stories," "Frank Gordon; or, When I Was a Boy," and. other stories.
          Whether the scenes in "Young Marooners" were drawn from actual incidents or not, it is certain that the characters in the stories were real. Robert and Frank were Dr. Goulding's sons; Mary, who showed so much courage when she scalded the bear, was his daughter; and Harold McIntosh was his wife's nephew, and his real name was Jett Howard.
          Dr. Gouding spent the last years of his life in Roswell, the home of Mittie Bulloch, the mother of President Roosevelt, and died in this old town, in Cobb County, Ga., in 1881.


IDA PRITCHETT HARRISON wife of Professor Joshua Harrison, died San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 19, 1908; one daughter.

MARY C. McKIE born North Carolina, April 2l, 1836; died Sept. 29, 1907; moved with parents to Marshall Co., Miss.; married Milton M. McKie, Jan. 17, 1855; 5 children, 2 sons and a dau. survived her. Lived in Chulahoma, Miss., then moved to Tyro Miss., where she died.

MATTIE WALKER daughter of Colonel. J. M. and Addie Webb; born Kossuth, Miss., April 19, 1869; died near Corinth, Miss., Nov. 25, 1907.

MAURICE TURNER 22 month old child of J. C. and Annie JETTON died Aug. 1, 190l; his mother, Annie Gleaves Jetton, aged 34 years and 21 days old, died Aug. 19, 1907; she had been married April 27, 1897; had another son, four years old at her death.


March 6, 1908

WILLIAM SCOMP, father of Professor H. A. Scomp, died Parksville, Ga., Feb. 19, 1908 aged 87 years; member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church about 70 years; of Huguenot and Dutch Reformed heritage.


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Bishop WILLIAM WALLACE DUNCAN born Dec. 27, 1839, Muhlenburg Co., Ky.; died March 2, 1908, Spartanburg, South Carolina; son of Prof. David Duncan, native of northern Ireland and Edinburg (Scotland) University, who migrated to Virginia. Bishop Duncan graduated from Wofford College, S.C., 1858 and entered the Methodist ministry, Virginia Conference, in 1859; Confederate chaplain; transferred to South Carolina Conference in 1875; elected bishop in 1886; his photograph is on page one.

Reverend L. W. CRAWFORD, DD, Western North Carolina Methodist Conference, died Asheville, N.C., Feb. 21, 1908 aged 87 years; Methodist preacher since 1868; presiding elder, Asheville District; editor, NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, 1896-1900; surviving were one dau., five sons

THOMAS H. BROWN, brother of Rev. R. K. Brown, died near Gallatin, Tenn., Feb. 27, 1980 in the 66th year of his age; surviving were four adult sons.


March 13, 1908

Mrs. M. M. IRWIN died Greenville, Ky., Jan. 17, 1908. "In her bedroom was hung in a nice frame a beautiful copy of the Lord's Prayer. Her oldest grandson requested that it be given to him as she held him in her arms when he was a child and he memorized the verses and now, whenever he hears it repeated, it comes to his mind how grandmother taught him this prayer." [The name of the grandson not provided.] Her husband had been beaten and killed when he was walking home from his place of business.


March 20, 1908

Dr. S. W. SIBERTS "one of the oldest missionaries of the Methodist Episcopal Church" died in Buenos Aires, March 2, 1908; a scholar; theologian and master of the Spanish language.

MARY RAMSEY WOOD "Grandma Wood" oldest Methodist in the world, born Knosville, Tenn., May 20, 1787, had lived in Ala., Ga., MO and Oregon; crossed the great plains on horseback in 1852 (to Oregon); died recently in Oregon.


March 27, 1908

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Death of Bishop Fowler.

          Bishop Charles H. Fowler, D.D., LL.D., of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died at his home, in New York, the evening of March 20, at the age of seventy. He was born in Ontario, Canada, August 11, 1837, educated at Syracuse University and at Garrett Biblical Institute. After some years of service in the pastorate in Chicago he became in 1872 the President of the Northwestern University, at Evanston, Ill., and four years later was made editor of the Christian Advocate, New York. In 1880 he was elected Missionary Secretary, and after four years' service in that office was in 1884 made one of the bishops of his Church. During a good part of his episcopal service he made his home in San Francisco.
          Bishop Fowler was well known throughout the United States. He had interested himself especially in the cause of mission work among the negroes and in missions generally. He could never be brought to understand the attitude toward the negro of the Christian people of the South, and, one time and another, said many unkind things of them.
          He was by nature a strenuous partisan. He was a gifted speaker, having command of a forceful and picturesque vocabulary and possessing an acute insight into the workings of the human mind. His power over an audience was often extraordinary, and that despite a thin and nasal voice and a somewhat uncouth, bucolic intonation. He had much success in the raising of money, having been prominently identified with the securing in 1884 of a great Centenary Fund of more than twenty millions of dollars. His health had been declining for about two years.


Reverend WILLIAM BERRY KELLEY son of Rev. Green B. Kelley, born May 5, 1821; died Feb. 11, 1908; married Nancy Bass, Sept. 24, 1846; 10 children; admitted as Methodist preacher to Tennessee Methodist Conference in 1842; an itinerant preacher for several years he located in 1848 and was thereafter a local preacher.

MAMIE ABERNATHY, nee Chambers, born Nov. 13, 1876 died Oct. 6, 1907; married Dr. Hayes Abernathy, April l5, 1902; two children, Glen, nearly 4 years old and Jim (deceased).

ADALINE HUMPHREY STITT dau. of Jesse and Mary Haynie; born Sumner Co., Tenn., Sept. 7, 1842; died Ft. Worth, Texas, Feb, 10, 1908; married James L. Stitt, 1860; 5 children.


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April 3, 1908

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            Dr. Howard Henderson, having served sixteen years, including the war with Spain, as chaplain of the First Regiment, Ohio National Guard, will pass to his emeritus rank, as provided by law. In view of this, the officers of the regiment gave him a banquet and presented him with a testimonial of one hundred dollars with which to purchase a suitable memorial of their esteem. Dr. Henderson served in, the Confederate army in the field and as assistant adjutant general and commissioner for the exchange of prisoners of war. His humanity in this latter office secured for him the respect of all Federal soldiers, and he has long been a favorite at large military conventions. After the war he served for eight years as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction of Kentucky, and for several years as a professor in the Kentucky Military Institute. In 1882 he transferred, on the fraternity plan, from the Church, South, to the Methodist Episcopal Church, and has served pastorates in Jersey City and New York City and in Cincinnati and vicinity--at Trinity, Hartwell, Delhi, McKendree, and Glendale. He superannuated in 1904, and was made emeritus pastor of the Park Avenue Church, Hartwell, Ohio. He is the author of several books that have had large circulation. At his home, 'Heartsease,' in Hartwell, he is enjoying an Indian summer and devoting himself to literature. Born at Paris, Ky., August 15, 1836, he yet frequently preaches and lectures with the same vigor as at the meridian of life.
          Upon the above, which we take from the Western Christian Advocate, Dr.. Henderson comments thus: "Is not this a pleasant sign of the times? The sons of the men whose fathers he fought have for sixteen years chosen a Confederate to pray for them. If their fathers were as good timber as the chips indicate, we fought foemen worthy of our steel! The men who whipped the South can whip anything. When Mark Antony, the last of the great Roman triumvirs, was himself over come by Octavianus, he congratulated himself that he had conquered as a Roman, and in turn had been by a Roman conquered. No laurels are to be gathered in contest with an inferior foe. Rome gave her proudest honors to Scipio because he had prostrated Hannibal. The richest sheaf of laurels gathered by General Grant resides in the fact that he was able to strike down the sword of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Let us not recall numbers. Let us bury our arithmetic. The ceaseless energy of radium is now our problem. We have left the X ray behind. The Lost Pleiad is a constellation on our starry flag.


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          Richard Kirkland won imperishable renown at the imminent risk of his life by giving water to the wounded enemy in front of Marye's Heights in the battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862. He was the fifth son of John Kirkland and Mary Vaughn Kirkland, and was born near, Flat Rock, Kershaw District, S.C., in August, 1843. When less than three years old, he lost his mother, and he and his little brothers and sister were reared by their father without her assistance. His parents were most worthy people and came of good Revolutionary stock. It was fitting, then, that their children should be patriots and heroes. They sent four sons to the front during the War between the States: Daniel, William, and Samuel to the 7th South Carolina Cavalry, and Richard to the infantry.
          Early in 1861, when it became apparent that there would be a conflict, Richard joined the Camden Volunteers, Capt. (afterwards General) John D. Kennedy; and when asked why he had not joined the Flat Rock Guards, a company organized in the community in which he lived and to which many of his boyhood friends belonged, he replied that be thought it might be called into service before the other. He went with his company to Morris Island, Charleston Harbor. April 8, 1861, and to Richmond about two weeks later. On April 30 the Flat Rock Guards reached Richmond, and it happened that the two companies were associated together throughout the long struggle, both belonging to Kershaw's 2d South Carolina Volunteers.
          This was probably the first regiment that entered the service for so long a period as one year, and in its ranks were heroic spirits. Among these young Kirkland found congenial companions. At the end of the year for which he had volunteered he reenlisted in the Flat Rock Guards, and was made orderly sergeant. He participated in every battle in which his command was engaged, from First Manassas to Chickamauga. He never was disabled by sickness or wounds, but was always present when duty was to be performed until the last named battle, when he was killed in the charge up Snodgrass Hill.
          It was at Fredericksburg, however, that he so greatly distinguished himself and proved the type of man he was. The writer has heard his brigade commander, the knightly Kershaw, who knew him from childhood, relate the incident, It was after the terrible slaughter of the Federals in front of Marye's Heights. The plain was covered with the enemy's dead and wounded. The weather was very cold and the dying men were crying piteously for water. Kirkland was touched by their cries, and, going to General Kershaw, said in a spirit of seeming insubordination: "General, I can't stand this!"
          "You can't stand what, Kirkland?"
          "Those poor fellows out there are our enemies, it is true; but they are wounded and dying, and they are helpless! I have come to ask leave to carry water to them."


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          General Kershaw, looking with unspeakable admiration upon the boy, said: "Why, Kirkland, don't you see the danger? If you were to place your cap on your ramrod and elevate it above the wall behind which our line is formed, it would be riddled with bullets instantly. But what you propose is so noble and indicates so magnificently what a glorious soldier you are that I cannot say no. Go, my dear boy, perform your mission, and may God shield and preserve you!"
          General Kershaw said that he watched the brave fellow as he went about his self-imposed task; how he collected all the canteens he could and crawled to a well near by and filled them, and then crawled back to the wall and leaped over; how he was greeted by almost a volley from the sharpshooters; how he went about under fire among the wounded; how he adjusted one poor fellow's wounded arm or leg and arranged another's knap sack under his head; so that he could rest more comfortably; how the wounded over the field, discovering that he was an angel of mercy, sat up and beckoned to and called him; and how the enemy, observing and realizing what he was doing, ceased firing in admiration of the boy's noble conduct, and Richard Kirkland completed his self-imposed task and returned unhurt! Does history furnish a finer type of heroism or self-denial?
          Sir Philip Sidney, wounded mortally in the battle of Zutphen, was thirsty from the loss of blood, and was offered a cup of water; but, observing a private soldier crying, said, "Thy need is greater than mine," and directed it to be given to him. This has been recorded as one of the most striking and heroic instances of self-denial. Sir Philip gave the water to his friend. Kirkland faced the sharpshooters and almost certain death to relieve the distress of his enemies. And we may rest assured that on that cold December night one Confederate soldier, though chilled and hungry and covered only by his blanket, sank to rest with his heart warmed by the thought of a humane act bravely performed.
          After Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, through both of which he had passed unscathed, poor Kirkland was killed at Chickamauga, where the monument marks the spot rendered glorious by Kershaw's Brigade.
          His body was recovered and buried with his kindred on White Oak Creek, in Kershaw County, S.C., in one of the most sequestered, unfrequented, and inaccessible spots I ever saw. But the recollection of Dick Kirkland hallows the place. Confederate Veteran.


Reverend BENJAMIN F. SMITH, retired Methodist preacher, Virginia Methodist Conference, died Charlottesville, Va., March 17, 1908 in the 60th year of his age.

Reverend DANIEL MORGAN, retired Methodist preacher, Northwest Texas Methodist Conference died Eldorado, Texas, March 12, 1908; born April 1849.

Mrs. H. B. RALLS wife of the Methodist preacher in Springfield, Ala., died in Gadsden, Ala., March 23, 1908.

Reverend W. S. MAY, North Texas Methodist Conference, died Aubrey, Texas, March 22, 1908. "He had a fine sense of humor and his face always carried an expression of pleasing interest whatever transpired around him."

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          In December, 1851; the Mississippi Conference convened in Clinton, La. Bishop Paine presided. I was admitted there and then into the traveling connection. There were nine in the class that year, all of whom have crossed over the river, this writer excepted. There has been no break in my connection with the Mississippi Conference since December, 1851, and there is only one man living who was in the Conference when I joined. The Lord has been very kind to me in thus sparing my life so long. I have passed the eighty-fifth milestone. I was appointed for the year 1852 to Decatur Mission, which was in Newton County, Miss. I found five Churches-that is, organized societies-with, no church house. I organized five more besides these. I received into the Church in 1852 one hundred and fifty members on profession of faith.
          The Conference met in December 1852, in Jackson, Miss. Bishop Andrew was to have presided, but failed to reach the Conference until the last day. He came in time to ordain deacons and elders. I was returned to Decatur Mission for the year 1853. I received seventy-five members that year on profession of faith.
          In November, 1853, the Conference met in Canton, Miss., presided over by Bishop Capers. I was ordained deacon and appointed to Leaf River Mission for 1854. This embraced nearly three counties, with eighteen or twenty preaching places. I did not receive enough to pay board for my wife, child, and myself. I gave my duebill for the balance, and paid out next year.
          Conference met in 1854 in Jackson, La., in November. Bishop Early presided. I was appointed to Philadelphia Circuit for 1855, that work being situated in Neshoba County, Miss. After paying the board bill for my wife, child, and myself, I had the sum of three cents to pay my expenses to Conference and back. The Lord opened the hearts of one or two stewards, however, who furnished me the means to pay my way to Vicksburg, Miss., where the Conference met. I went on horseback across the country.
          This Conference was presided over by Bishop Kavanaugh, who ordained me elder and sent me whirling two hundred and fifty miles across the country to Livingston Mission, in Louisiana. I made this long journey in an open buggy, swimming streams and wading deep waters and splashing the mud, and was from December 13 to January 8 making the trip. I failed to secure board for my wife and child up to the 15th of the following April. In 1855 the yellow fever prevailed in all the towns and adjacent country. Hence,


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in all my effective work as a preacher I occupied two shanties called parsonages. They were a farce and burlesque on the name "parsonage." There were no railroads in my early ministry. I had to move across the country in a buggy or wagon, moving sometimes two hundred and fifty miles and often one hundred miles. You may wish to know how I supported my family, since I received so little for services. I plowed and dug it out of the earth. I was appointed one year to an imaginary circuit in the heavens, so to speak. That is to say, there was nothing-- no members, no house, nothing but the wild forests, and no appropriation from the Mission Board. I organized one substantial Church that is still living and in good working order. God gave the Holy Ghost, and one ex-presiding elder is the fruit of that year's work. I had some very narrow escapes for life in falling timber and deep water. In Franklin County, Miss., on Sunday, December 27, 1864, at 10 A. M. I put my horse into a swollen stream, expecting him to swim. The current was too strong for him, and carried him below the landing place and down to a raft of logs and brush. I saw that there was a possibility and probability of myself and the horse being drowned, hence I thought that if I could get on the raft both myself and the horse could go out. Therefore I left my horse and tried to get on the raft; but I found myself without foothold or handhold, and therefore, went down six or eight feet and went out below the raft. I was clad in Confederate, or homemade, clothing, which was very heavy. I had to swim sixty or seventy yards. After reaching a firm foothold I had to go three miles. I was nearly drowned, and was minus saddlebags, hat, overcoat, etc. I am not complaining, but simply relating facts as they occurred. The half has not been told. I may write up some more after a time, God willing and you approving. For only two years in my regular and effective work did I receive the stewards' assessment that they said I ought to have, hence I am wholly dependent on the board for a life support.

[This article is accompanied by a photograph of the full-bearded old preacher.]


April 10, 1908

Reverend JAMES WORKMAN, retired Methodist preacher, South Carolina Methodist Conference, died near Camden, S.C., March 24, 1908.

EMMA KASEY daughter of Rev. John Kasey, died Louisville, Ky., Mar. 31, 1908. "A year ago her uncle, Sparrel Kasey, died, leaving to his niece an estate valued at $100, 000 with the provision that at her death it would pass to the American Bible Society."

Reverend WILLIAM E. CLARK born Sept. 12, 1876; died near Sardis, Tenn., March 1, 1908; burial there; married Mattie Stanfill, Sept. 20, 1900; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, July 1902; served in the Memphis Methodist Conference.

THOMAS HARTWELL BROWN son of Rev. Burton B. and Elizabeth M. Brown, died of pneumonia, near Gallatin, Tenn., Feb. 27, 1908 in the 64th year of his age; born with defective eyesight; married Annie Hunt; 4 sons.

SOHIA HOOD JENNINGS born Mar. 11, 1842; died Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 24, 1907; daughter of Capt. C. W. and Eleanor Brady Hood, both of whom, with other relatives, were buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville; moved with parents to Nashville from Cornersville, Tenn. in 1859; married George W. Jennings, Dec. 17, 1863. Surviving children, Robert L., William M., John, C. W., Sam K., F. W., George W., Jr., Mrs. Whitlow Rogers and Mrs. Balie T. Cantrell.


April 17, 1908

Reverend EDWARD ABBOTT, DD, preacher, journalist, author, brother of Dr. Lynn Abbott, died Boston, Mass., April 5, 1908 aged 67 years; minister in the Protestant Episcopal Church.

An encomium written by M. H. Wells about Rev. WILLIAM H. HEARN, veteran of the Mexican and Civil wars; long a Methodist preacher, he labored in several of the church's conferences; died Talladega, Ala., Mar. 22, 1908 "full of years and honors"; widow, 2 daus., 4 sons; only one child survived him, a son.


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RHODA ANN CHAMBERS, nee Morgan, born June 19, 1828; married Thomas A. Chambers, Sept. 4, 1856 and moved to Davidson Co., Tenn. where she died "a few weeks ago."

JAMES M. COLVERT born June 7, 1828; died Smithville, Tenn., Feb. 23, 1908; married (1) Johanna Matthews (died 1855) in 1846; two daus., Mrs. H. E. Blankenship and Miss Hattie; (2) Martha M. Tyree, Jan. 14, 1858; one daughter who died at the age of 2 years.

EDWARD MASSEY COLE son of Wesley and Lucy Cole born Limestone Co., Ala., Sept. 30, 1834; moved with parents to Shelby Co., Tenn.; after the Civil War he settled in Germantown, Tenn.; married (1) Fredonia Ross; 1 son; (2) Amanda Small; 1 dau., 1 son; died Germantown, Mar. 4, 1908 "after months of intense suffering with cancer."

A. C. S. IGOU born Meigs Co., Tenn., Nov. 14, 1830; son of General Sam Igou who kept a Tennessee River ferry bearing his name; married Tennessee Whaley daughter of Rev. John Whaley, a Methodist preacher, Oct.. 25, 1855; 12 children; he died Dec. 15, 1907.

JOHN C. SEWARD died five miles east of Franklin, Tenn. "at the home where he was reared," Dec. 7, 1907 aged 52 years; married Rosa Rivers, near Humboldt, Tenn., Oct. 26, 1882; 6 children; a sister, Mrs. J. J. Anderson lived in Nashville, Tenn.


April 24, 1908

Reverend WILLIAM ROLAND GOBER, since 1872 a Methodist preacher in California; died in College Park, California, Mar. 13, 1909 aged 84 years; native of Ga.; first affiliated with the Miss. Methodist Conference and transferred to California Methodist Conference; charter member of the Pacific Methodist Conference.

Reverend J. E. ARMSTRONG, DD, Baltimore Methodist Conference, author of HISTORY OF THE OLD BALTIMORE CONFERENCE, died Roanoke, Va., April 7, 1908; burial at Salem; father of three sons, two daughters.

MARY ANN MIMMS wife of M. J. Mimms, Jefferson Co., Tenn., born June 12, 1840; died Feb. 27, 1908; married May 4, 1857.

GEORGIA J. WHITLEY youngest daughter of Emsley and Mary Watson born Lowndes Co., Ala., Dec. 21, 1837; married (1) Rev. A. J. Jenkins (died June 7, 1864), Jan. 4, 1859; two sons, S. L. and Rev. George L.; (2) William B. Whitley (died July 28, 1883), Mar. 9, 1873; one son, William E.; died Letohatchie, Ala., January 25, 1908.

JOHN CROWLEY born Clay Co., MO, Aug. 10, 1828; moved to Ray Co., MO in 1856 where he died Aug. 19, 1907; married (1) Ann Fuller (died Nov. 1881), Feb. 2, 1858; 9 children; (2) Mrs. Carrie Pigeon, a sister of his first wife.

DAVID HENNEGAR SPRING born Bledsoe Co., Tenn., Feb. 12, 1829; died DeKalb Co., Ala., Oct. 7, 1907; married A. J. Davenport, Feb. 14, 1849.


May 1, 1908

Mrs. JOEL T. DAVES, whose husband was presiding elder of the Atlanta District, died April 16, 1908; daughter of Rev. Arminius Wright and a native of Columbus, Ga.

SALLIE COCKRILL GOODLOE wife of Rev. A. T. Goodloe, born near Tuscumbia, Ala., Dec. 1, 1837; married Nov. 29, 1855; died at her home, "Mount Repose," near Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 31, 1908. Daughter of Granville L. and Lou Turner Cockrill; joined Methodist Church, April 28, 1861; graduate, Tuscumbia Female College and Nashville Female Academy. Her husband had bought a residence for her four years ago and named it "Mount Repose."

ESTHER CAROLINE ALLOWAY born Wilson Co., Tenn., Feb. 13, 1831; married Thomas T. Alloway, 1848; 10 children; died Feb. 9, 1908. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.


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Mrs. Martha Graves Ewing, one of the venerable figures of Nashville Methodism, passed to the better life on April 22 at the age of eighty-six. With her husband, Mr. W. B. Ewing, who died a good many years ago, she was long a neighbor and intimate associate of Dr. A. L. P. Green, Dr. W. W. Searcy, Mr. Charles Moorman, and other leading Methodists of the White's Creek neighborhood, near Nashville, fifty years ago. She was the only person known to us who had taken the CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE through its entire history. She told the present Editor, a connection of hers by marriage, that at her marriage, in 1838, she found her husband taking the Southwestern Christian Advocate and understood from him that he had been one of the original subscribers to the Western Methodist, the private enterprise of Messrs. Garrett and Maffit to which the Southwestern succeeded in the fall of 1836. Since 1838 her husband and she had been continuously subscribers to the paper up to the time of her death. Mrs. Ewing is survived by one son, Dr. W. G. Ewing, a well known physician of Nashville, and by numerous other relatives of a younger generation. She had had only one brother, Mr. Edmund Graves, who died about two years ago; and one sister, Mrs. Louisa Graves McClain, who died in 1896 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. B. Winton, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and was buried there, her sacred dust being thus one of her Church's gifts to foreign missions.


May 8, 1908

Reverend Dr. MORGAN DIX, rector, Trinity Church, New York, died April 29, 1908 of heart disease, aged 80 years; rector there since 1862.

Dr. CHARLES BURGE LA HATTIE born Muscogee Co., La., 1839; died Atlanta, Ga., recently; veteran of Confederate army; educator.

MARTHA ANN COBB born Dalton, Ga.; married P. L. Hammond, Jan. 27, 1898; died Mar. 25, 1908; burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn.

ANNIE VIRGINIA BRINKLEY daughter of Dr. George B. Brinkley and wife born Fayette Corner, Tenn., May 10, 1907; died March 20, 1908.

LILLIAN LOVE EVINS daughter of Capt. Joseph and Sallie D. Love, born Maury Co., Tenn., Jan. 6, 1873; married W. S. Evins, June 7, 1899, who was a Culleoka, Tenn. merchant; 2 children; she died March 12, 1908.

MATILDA E. PEDEN born Farmington, Ark., Nov. 18, 1833; died near Cincinnati, Ark., Feb. 27, 1908; oldest daughter of Rev. Josiah and Sarah Trent; married Samuel H. Peden, Sept. 3, 1879.


May 15, 1908

Reverend J. M. GILL, DD, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, died Elkton, Ky., May 5, 1908; more than 80 years old.

Dr. JAMES EDWARD ARMSTRONG, DD, 1830-1908, long secretary of the Baltimore Methodist Conference; an itinerant preacher since 1853.

MARY PHISTER RALSTON wife of Rev. T. N. Ralston (dec.), died Maysville, Ky., March 1908.

S. D. "Uncle Bud" WILLIAMS born Bedford Co., Tenn., Aug. 1, 1836; died March 12, 1908.

ELIZABETH JACKSON McQUARY wife of George W. McQuary died Ashland City, Tenn., Mar. 17, 1908.

JOHN W. BECKETT died four miles south of Whitewright, Texas, Mar. 3, 1908 aged 72 years; served in Company C, 9th Texas Inf. Reg., CSA; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery; a surviving brother, S. P. Beckett.

MARY ELLANORA MARABLE daughter of J. B. and E. H. Williams, Montgomery Co., Tenn., wife of Dr S. A. Marable, Carbondale, Tenn., born Feb. 16, 1874; married Feb. 27, 1907; died March 10, 1908; no children.


May 21, 1908

TENNIE CUNNINGHAM wife of J. S. Cunningham, daughter of George A. Parsons, born Bedford Co., Tenn., July 20, 1871; married Dec. 20, 1888; 2 daus., 3 sons; died Mar. 30, 1908, leaving an infant aged a few days old.


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SARAH W. C. BROWN, nee Lincoln, born Boston, Mass., Jan. 30, 1824; moved to Miss. in 1838; joined Methodist Church in 1841; married W. J. Brown, June 7, 1842; died Dec. 18, 1907.

JOHN A. CROWDER born [Amelia County] Virginia, March 28, 1839; moved with parents to Fayette Co., Tenn.; lived in Brownsville, Tenn. since 1899 and died there Jan. 7, 1908; married (1) Margaret Smith, the mother of his children, four surviving him; (2) Mrs. W. B. Sangster. [The Hiram S. Bradford Camp 426 U. C. V., Brownsville, Tenn., offered a tribute to him in its minutes, Feb. 1, 1908 in which it was mentioned that on "March the 12, 1863, when he enlisted as a private in Co. E, Forrest's old Cavalry Regiment. He served bravely and well in this justly celebrated command until he was paroled on April 6th 1865 and returned

to his home in Fayette County, Tennessee. He was wounded once while engaged in the service as a Confederate soldier." (DEO VINDICE, by Lynn J. Shaw, 1999, no page)

MARTHA INGLE died Lincoln Co., Tenn., Feb. 10, 1908 in the 74th year of her age; two sons, one in Texas and C. C. Ingle and his children who lived in Boonville, Tenn.


May 29, 1908

ABRAHAM COLLET born Cooper Co., MO, June 19, 1826; moved to Montana 40 years ago; he lived in Stevensville, Montana, where he died May 13, 1908; with no children, he and his wife left $10,000 to the Methodist Church Extension Fund.

MARY ELIZABETH GRIZZLE only child of James Grizzle and wife, about 5 years old, died recently.

RICHARD W. "Uncle Dick" BRADLEY born Dec. 16, 1825; died near Portland, Tenn., April 13, 1908; four sons survived him, John, William, Dr. Bradley, Abe. A brother, Hon. A. Bradley, survived him, who lived in Portland.

CALLIE HUNTER daughter of Rev. J. H. Hunter, North Texas Methodist Conference, born Feb. 8, 1882; died San Antonio, Texas, April 25, 1908.


June 5, 1908

BIRDIE CAMPBELL EUBANK wife of Emerson E. Eubank, daughter of Dr. H. T. Campbell, Nashville; among her survivors was a son, born in 1906; lived in California where she died May 4, 1908.

GEORGE S. BYROM died May 14, 1908 from blood poisoning; an "old soldier of the cross"; a daughter, Mrs. R. E. Foster.

Dr. JOHN ROBERT DUNN born Robertson Co., Tenn., Jan. 22, 1832; joined Methodist Church at Turnersville, Tenn., where he lived, in 1858; died April 20, 1908; a practicing physician at Turnersville.


June 12, 1908

ROBERT BLAIR REPPARD died Savannah, Ga., June 1, 1908; a wealthy, philanthropic businessman.

Mrs. J. C. BAYS died near Maryville, Tenn., May 31, 1908.

Reverend G. W. ANDERSON born 1829; died Huntsville, Ala., June 2, 1908 in residence of his daughter, Mrs. S. E. Wasson; member of the Tennessee Methodist Conference from 1860 until he retired in 1898.

PATTIE ANDERSON GREEN widow of Capt. Frank W. Green, a daughter of Thompson Anderson; died Nashville, Tenn., June 6, 1908. [Tribute to her memory published in June 19, 1908 issue, page 29; further notice, June 26, 1908 issue, page 31, noted her birth in Lebanon, Tenn., 1839; moved as a child to Clarksville, Tenn., later to Nashville; her children, A. L. P.; Julia, Mrs. Nick Malone.

Dr. JAMES CURTIS HEPBURN of Orange, N. J.; had he lived until the June 1908 graduation ceremony of Princeton University he would have been its oldest living graduate, having graduated there in 1832; graduate, as well of University of Pa. (medical school), 1836; recently passed his 93rd birthday.


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MAMIE TAYLOR daughter of William and Margaret Locka Wilkinson born near Somerville, Tenn., Dec. 25, 1865; married Howell Taylor, June 3, 1891; died Stanton, Tenn., Mar. 19, 1908. Burial in Taylor's Chapel graveyard.

ELIZA JANE BADGET born Blount Co., Tenn., July 29, 1833; daughter of Major and Janie Reeder; married Robert D. Badget, Feb. 7, 1855; died May 10, 1908; 8 children.

Dr. RICHARD WATSON OWEN born Spring Hill, Tenn., Oct. 5, 1843; graduate, Louisville Medical College, 1868; married Sarah Elizabeth Tappan, Oct. 1, 1869; died Tunica Co., Miss., April 24, 1908.

ROBERT CAMPBELL JONES born Washington Co., Va., Dec. 27, 1829; died Memphis, Tenn., April 2, 1908; when young moved to eastern Arkansas; married Anna Allan Sale, Fayette Co., Tenn., Dec. 1860; no children; Confederate veteran; served in the Arkansas legislature; farmer; contributed liberally to church causes.

SHELTON E. HAZELWOOD son of Shelton Hazelwood and wife died May 6, 1908 aged four months.


June 19, 1908

Reverend L. K. KNOWLES, North Alabama Methodist Conference died Jemison, Ala., June 7, 1908.

MARY ALICE FARIS, nee Page, wife of Rev. A. B. Faris, died Kansas City, MO, June 11, 1908; 3 children.

ELIZABETH JARED FORD wife of William W. Ford, daughter of Josiah Jared, Rock Springs, Tenn., born April 1, 1868; died Nashville, Tenn., June 1, 1908; moved to Nashville in 1902.

Reverend THOMAS L. DUNCAN son of Rev. S. H. and Elizabeth Duncan born Coffee Co., Tenn., Nov. 23, 1840; licensed to preach in Methodist Church, May 28, 1859; ordained deacon, Oct. 1861; ordained elder, May 12, 1877; married (1) Mrs. S. J. Byrn (died 1893); (2) Mrs. G. A. McElyea; died Humphreys Co., Tenn., Dec. 12, 1907; a local Methodist preacher for many years. [A further notice of his death in August 14, 1908 issue, page 31]

S. C. FONTAINE daughter of James H. and Mary Goodloe Eaton Taylor born "Jasmine Cot", her father's plantation in Granville Co., N.C., Sept. 2, 1829; died "Belvidere", Hinds Co., Miss., May 26, 1908; married S. W. Britton, 1851 and moved to Vernon, Madison Co., Miss. and later moved to "Belvidere" in 1853 where her husband died in 1855 leaving her with three small children; she married Rev. Edward Fontaine, Protestant Episcopal Church clergyman, 1859; he died in 1884; 5 children and several stepchildren. Burial in family graveyard.

EARL SHINAUT born Atchison Co., MO, June 13, 1885; reared near Fairfax, MO; died of congestion, May 28, 1908.


June 26,1908

Reverend C. I. VAN DEVENTER, retired Methodist preacher, MO Methodist Conference, died St. Joseph, MO, June 11, 1908 aged 83 years.

RUBY KENDRICK, a Methodist missionary, died of appendicitis, Songdo, Korea, June 20, 1908; formerly of Plano, Texas. [Tribute to her memory, July 10, 1908 issue, page 31; a poem entitled, "Ruby Kendrick" by Julieet Howe appeared in Sept. 11, 1908 issue, page 20]

JOHN ROBERT FELLOW born near Germantown, Tenn., Jan. 11, 1855; died Anson, Texas, April 30, 1908; his father, Robert G. Fellow, left his native N.C. and moved to Shelby Co., Tenn.; his mother was Elizabeth H. Fellow. He married Mattie Caple, Nov. 10, 1878; burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, Capleville, Tenn.


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