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Alcorn, Robert S.: R. S. Alcorn, Drowned While Crossing Caney Fork -- On last Sunday afternoon as he was returning from Church, Hon. Robt. S. Alcorn of Buffalo Valley, was drowned in the Caney Fork at the mouth of Long Branch, in DeKalb county. At that point in the river Wolf Creek on the north and Long Branch on the south side empties into it, thus forming a bar or shoal which has been used as a "ford" for nearly a century. Mr. Alcorn drove into the river from the south side where the public road entered, in the presence of several persons who were on the bank. The water was very muddy and both creeks and river swollen by recent heavy rains, and was running very swift over the shoal. Just below the "ford" is an abrupt termination of the shallow water. When Mr. Alcorn got about thirty or forty yards from the south bank, or where he entered the river, it was discovered that he was bearing down the river or nearing the "jump off." A gentleman who had just crossed in front of him on horseback warned him of his danger, and it seems that he attempted to turn his horse up the river and to his right so as to get back on the south side, when his buggy was turned over by the swift current, and Mr. Alcorn thrown out. He landed on his feet, and the water was only about waist deep, but it was so swift and Mr. Alcorn was so old and feeble that he could not resist it, and was gradually driven by force of the wat4er over the precipice below the ford, where he sank to rise no more. The men on the bank, who witnessed the terrible tragedy, were powerless to assist him. One young man jumped into a canoe near by and pulled with all his power to reach and rescue him, but the craft was half full of water, and he had only a rough board for a paddle, and on that account could not get to him in time. Rescue parties were immediately formed and the river was full of searchers until he was found about 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Two of his sons and others we4re stretching a wire across the river about a mile below where he was drowned, when suddenly he was seen to float to the surface not ten feet from where they were. He was immediately taken out of the water and carried home, to the old farm where he has lived for nearly fifty years. Mr. Alcorn was about seventy-seven years old at the time of his death, he had been thrice married and was a widower at this time. Deceased was a noted man in many respects, and was widely known and respected by everyone who knew him. He had been an active, industrious man and accumulated considerable property during his long industrious life. He had one of the best farms in that famous section of rich land and good framers and always lived at home, and was at home to his friends at all times, for his hospitality was unbounded, his house always wide open to the stranger as well as to the friend and neighbor. When he was but a boy he enlisted as a solider in Company I, 3rd Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers, and went with that famous Regiment into the war with Mexico during which he was severely wounded in the knee, on account of which he was a pensioner of that war when he died. Gen. William B. Bate was 1st Lieutenant of his company and the relations then formed by these young men ripened into everlasting friendship and esteem, and none will learn with keener regret than his old comrade of the long ago has been so ruthlessly gathered to his fathers. In civil life he served in public in several minor positions, such as Justice of the Peace, Chairman of the County Court, Deputy Sheriff , Constable, Tax Collector, etc. In 1886 he was, without his knowledge or consent, nominated as the Democratic Candidate for Senator of this Dist., and was triumphantly elected at the approaching election, and served the people with signal ability and unswerving fidelity. He was a moral, conscientious gentleman at all times and place and ever happier than in the company of his friends, peculiarly sociable and agreeable wherever met. He raised a large family of children, several of whom survive him, Ex-Sheriff General Alcorn of this place being his eldest son. Albert Sidney Alcorn, Dept. Sheriff of White county, R. L. Alcorn an A. V. Alcorn, prominent and successful farmers of Buffalo Valley. On yesterday, he was interred in the family graveyard on the old farm in this presence of the good people of that neighborhood and surround sections. And thus ends the life of one who has been a helper and a benefactor to his fellowman in his day and generation. [Date: 07/03/02, Vol. XVI, No. 27, Page: 1]

Allen, Isaac: Isaac Allen, a well known citizen of Dry Valley, died at his home last Tuesday caused by blood poisin from a little insignificant scratch on his arm. [Date: 07/31/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 31, Page: 5]

Alred, Son of Mr.: Mr. Alred who has been a visiting here was called to his home in Texas on Friday on account of the death of his son. [Date: 03/20/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 12, Page: 1]

Barnes, J. M.: J. M. Barnes -- It is with much regret that we announce the death of James M. Barnes of Double Springs which occurred at his home last Tuesday night. He was buried at the old cross road graveyard yesterday with Masonic and Odd Fellowship honors, in both of which he was an honored and devoted member. He was born Dec. 12, 1856 and was 45 years old, he had been a member of the Christian Baptist church for twenty three years. He had been sick for about three weeks with Spinal affliction. Mr. Barnes was a good citizen, a loving husband and devoted father, and highly esteemed by his neighbors and those who knew him. The Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges of this place were tendered a Special train by the N. & K. to carry them to Double Springs which they accepted with many thanks to the management. The entire community is sorely grieved over the sad event, but the poor heart broken wife and distressed little children the loss is overwhelming. "Oh death where is thy sting! Oh grave they Victory!" [Date: 01/09/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 2, Page: 4]

Bohannon, Mrs. P. L.: The many friends of Mrs. P. L. Bohannon will regret to hear of her death. She died last Saturday and was buried Sunday in the family burying ground near Brown's Will (sic). [Date: 08/07/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 32, Page: 4]

Bradford, T. J.: T. J. Bradford Dead. Hon. T. J. Bradford, a prominent citizen and lawyer of Sparta, died in that city on the 27th inst. at the advanced age of 76 years. Mr. Bradford was a well and favorably known all over this part of Tennessee. He was a native of DeKalb County and commenced the practice of law in Smithville about 1852. Just before the close of the war he located in Sparta where he has lived ever since. Mr. Bradford was a brainy, cultured gentleman of the old type. He was a gallant, dashing daring confederate soldier, who never faltered or hesitated in the face of any opposition, in fact he was a true man, true to convictions, true to friends and duty at all times and places. The writer has known him from boyhood, and bears willing testimony to his many manly qualities and sterling worth. It is with mournful satisfaction we run back over a period of fifty years with such men. It calls back memories which have been dormant for half a century, and brings in reverie scenes and event which shook and shocked civilized nations over the entire globe, around which stood Thomas Jefferson Bradford the personification of an ideal confederate soldier. In peace as in war he done the best he could, and now he is gathered to his comrades on the Other Shore, where a merciful God will assuage every sorrow and wipe away every fear. [Date: 07/31/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 31, Page: 5]

Burnett, W. T.: Resolution -- Whereas, since our last convention, The Almighty has seen fit to remove4 from our midst our fellow committee men, viz M. L. Byers and W. T. Burnett and whereas we realize that the party has sustained an irreparable loss and the families of the deceased members a moving husband and devoted father, therefore be it Resolved that we deplore the untimely death of our fe3llow memb4ers and that their families have our sincerest sympathies. Resolved further that a copy of these resolutions be furnished the families of each of our deceased members and they be published in the Cookeville Press. [Date: 03/06/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 10, Page: 1]

Byers, M. L.: Resolution -- Whereas, since our last convention, The Almighty has seen fit to remove from our midst our fellow committee men, viz M. L. Byers and W. T. Burnett and whereas we realize that the party has sustained an irreparable loss and the families of the deceased members a moving husband and devoted father, therefore be it Resolved that we deplore the untimely death of our fellow members and that their families have our sincerest sympathies. Resolved further that a copy of these resolutions be furneshed the families of each of our deceased members and they be published in the Cookeville Press. [Date: 03/06/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 10, Page: 1]

Cameron, J. T.: J. T. Cameron, generally known as "Jube" Cameron, died suddenly at his home at Burton in the County last night of heart troubles. [Date: 01/09/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 2, Page: 5]

Cannon, Eliza: Old Aunt Eliza Cannon (colored) died near here yesterday morning. Aunt Eliza was a good old colored woman and was about 100 years old. She was brought to Tennessee from Virginia as a slave when she was quite young and has been here, a good old woman ever since. Somewhere in the skies these good old colored people will find rest from their labors. [Date: 07/31/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 31, Page: 5]

Cate, Columbus: Waterloo, June 30. -- Columbus Cate died June 25, of dropsy. He was the son of Malachi Cate and leaves a wife and one child. [Date: 07/03/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 27, Page: 1]

Chapin, Francis : Francis Chapin -- Sad, indeed, were the tidings that went forth Sunday afternoon, "Little Francis Chapin is dying," how sad, only those could know, who knew the sweet loving child, who knew how beloved she was by father and mother, an only child, who had known only love. Loving and beloved, hers was a life without a shadow; bright and good always, unselfish and dutiful, ready to minister to the wants of others, obedient both at home and at school, Francis was thought of more as a little woman than as a child. She was twelve years old, young to die, yet, as she said, prepared to go to Jesus, her loving Savior. At nine years old she made a bright profession, although she has always lived a consistent Christian life -- a born Christian. So hard to give up our loved ones, but oh how sweet to think they are in the arms of a loving Savior. Francis was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Foster Chapin. She had typhoid fever for about four weeks, and was considered better, when taken with a relapse Thursday evening, dying Sunday evening at nine o'clock. Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church, Monday afternoon by Prof. S. B. Yeargan. Her favorite songs were sung, one: "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms of Jesus," being sung by her Sunday school class of seven little girls who acted as honorary pall bearers, adn as they looked their last time on their beloved class mate, with a tear they placed a tiny bud in her hand, "And her memory will be cherished till they see her heavenly face." [Date: 10/30/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 44, Page: 5]

Cooper, Miss: Miss Cooper, a young lady residing near here (Algood), died Sunday and was buried yesterday at this place. She has been an invalid for more than a year. [Date: 04/24/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 17, Page: 1]

Cox, Henry C.: Mr. Henry C. Cox of Coxcrest, died last Sunday He suffered a stroke of paralysis last fall, and had been feeble ever since. Last week he succumbed to the second stroke. He was a highly respected and influential citizen. He came to the mountains from Wilson county. He was the father of Henry Cox Express Messenger on the T. C. [Date: 07/24/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 30, Page: 5]

Curtis, Nancy: Mrs. J. H. Curtis Dead. -- The death of Mrs. Nancy Curtis, wife of Capt. J. H. Curtis, although not unexpected, which occurred at her home in Cookeville last Saturday, caused a general feeling of sadness and sorrow to all who knew her. She had suffered long, but patiently, with rheumatism and other complications and her may friends hoped against hope that she might recover and be spared to her children and devoted husband. Mrs. Curtis wa sa noble christian woman, a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, a consistent christian at all times and places. She was a good wife, a loving mother, and an honor to her sex and this community. Her home was always wide open for the ministers and workers in the church. Her heart was touched by appeals for help and mercy. Her life is a beacon light to those who tread the path of life. Her examples and motherly kindness were such as to stimulate others to a higher plane of usefulness, and help to prepare them for homes beyond this vale of tears. Her grief stricken husband children have the sympathy of this entire community. [Date: 02/13/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 7, Page: 4]

Day, John: Meets Horrible Death. Ozone, April 4. -- Last night about 8 o'clock John Day met death in a horrible manner near Ozone. Just beyond here the grade is very steep and Day was run over and instantly killed by the east bound passenger train. Day left Ozone drunk and it is supposed that he went down the track about half a mile, laid down and went to sleep. His death was not discovered until this morning and it would not have been known then had it not been for the fact he had been away from home so long that search was made for him. A short distance from Ozone a large pool of blood was found in the middle of the track and for 200 yards small pieces of flash, bone and clothing were strewn. After the fragments were gathered up, it looked as though a mass of meat that had been run through a sausage mill [Date: 04/10/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 15, Page: 1]

England, Elijah: Elijah England, a highly respected citizen of White County, who lived near O'Connor died Tuesday of pneumonia. [Date: 05/01/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 18, Page: 5]

Evans, John D.: John D. Evans, an old and well known citizen of Buffalo Valley, died at his home last Tuesday morning. He was a sober industrious man, a gallant confederate soldier and a staunch democrat. [Date: 09/18/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 38, Page: 4]

Ferrell, Mat C.: Mr. Mat C. Ferrell of Gentry, whose serious sickness we noted last week, has since died. Mr. Ferrell was one of the best men of the county and many will regret to lean that is no more. [Date: 03/06/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 10, Page: 5]

Gabbert, Leah: Miss Leah Gabbert Dead. -- The many relatives and friends of this estimable woman will learn, with deepest concern, that she died at her home in Cookeville at about 1 o'clock p. m. on last Saturday, surrounded by a grief stricken sister and brother, the rest of the family and many sorrowing friends. She had been troubled with rheumatism and other complications ever since last August, but no serious apprehension was felt until recently when it was discovered that she was grappling with no ordinary malady. Miss Gabbert has been a lovable woman in every respect, her example will live and have its influence upon the young women of this community for good for generations yet to come. Her house and her life were open books. Her peaceful, quiet home was a welcome resort for all good people, for whom, and of whom, she always had words of cheer and comfort. The young as well as the old always found a hearty welcome, a cheery "come in" to greet them at all times and under all circumstances. She had been a devoted member of the Christian Church ever since she was thirteen years old, and followed closely and unswervingly in the footsteps of her Lord and Master. Among hr last words were, "how sweet it will be to step into Heaven and meet mother." Too much cannot be said about this truly lovable life, which will shine brighter and brighter until the end of time. Every one who knew her will miss Miss Leah and grieve over her as they would over a lving sister. To the heart broken sister and brother God alone can comfort and drive away their distress. The management of the PRESS joins in the prevailing sorrow and adds its mite of consolation to the bereaved family and friends. [Date: 01/30/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 5, Page: 4]

Gentry, Mrs.: Mrs. Gentry, wife of W. N. Gentry, died at their home at this place Tuesday at noon, of cancer of the face. Mrs. Gentry was one of the oldest and most highly respected ladies of the town, and while her death has been expected fro some time, it will be a shock to a large number of relatives and friends. Mrs. Gentry was a sister of H. C. Taylor, and mother of Mrs. J. G. Duke of this place. She was taken to Ai yest4erday for burial. [Date: 02/06/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 6, Page: 5]

Goff, Taylor: Was Killed With One Shot -- Sparta, Feb 8. -- News has just reached here from Spencer, Tenn. by telephone that Henderson Curtis shot and instantly killed Taylor Gaoff, in Spencer Thursday night about sundown. So far as can be learned it seems that Goff and Curtis were dealing in apples, and a dispute aroses in regard to the load which Curtis had just purchased, when Curtis gave Goff the lie and Goff struck him with his fist and turned to run, and Curtis shot him in the back about the cross of the suspenders. The ball came out through his left nipple. Goff was a prominent merchant of the town and brother of J. D. Goff, county judge of White County. [Date: 02/13/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 7, Page: 1]

Griffith, James: James Griffith Dead. -- It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Mr. James Griffith who died at his home in Eagle Mills, Ark., Feb. 21 of Pneumonia. Mr. Griffith leaves an aged mother, wife and six children to mourn his death. He had lived an honorable life, and had been a member of the Christian Church for 18 years he was always ready and willing to perform his christian duties at all times. [Date: 02/27/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 9, Page: 4]

Grimsley, J. O.: J. O. Grimsley. Last Thursday evening about six o'clock J. O. Grimsley had had bronchial trouble for some time, but was not confined to his room. Afer supper he walked down to Mr. Smith's and while one the front porch had a hemorage of the lungs, dying in a few minutes. He was thirty-six years old, the son of Mrs. Lelia Grimsley, and leaves many friends to grieve over his death. He was buried Friday afternoon in the Cookeville Cemetery. [Date: 11/20/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 47, Page: 1]

Guy, Mrs. Richard: Sparta, April 19 -- A terrible accident occurred a few days ago in Big Bottom, this county. Mrs. Richard Guy's dress caught fire while she was standing near an open fireplace, and she was so badly burned that she died in a few hours. [Date: 04/24/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 17, Page: 1]

Hampton, Wade: Wade Hampton -- In the death of Gen. Wade Hampton, of South Carolina, the country at large lost one of its most distinguished citizens. He was great in peace or war. Wherever he went he was an acknowledged leader of men. It mattered not as to time, place or circumstance, Wade Hampton was all in all. As a private citizen he stood the acknowledged peer of the greatest, as Gov. he was the idol of the times, as a General of Cavalry he was the murat of the South. In the civil council of the community, State or national, his figure was the center of attraction. Men of the highest mental attainments bowed to the grander of his presence and the matchless wisdom of the man. At the age of 84 years he yielded to the inexorable logic of the decree of the King of Kings, and Lord of all. . . . [Date: 04/24/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 17, Page: 4]

Howard, Mrs. Ollie: Mrs. Ollie Howard, wife of Esq. W. L. Howard, and a much beloved christian lady died last Monday at her home on Falling Water. [Date: 07/31/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 31, Page: 5]

Hutzell, Mrs. Jennie: Mrs. Jennie Hutsell. The gates of the New Jersusalem never swung further open than for the sweet gentle spirit of Mrs. Jennie Wooldridge Hutzell, which took its flight thitherward at noon of April 27. She born May 2, 1853, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elam Wooldridge. Mrs. Hutzell had been a great sufferer for years, and for several days previous to her death she suffered inteasely from pneumonia, but the pains were borne with that marvelious Christian fortitude and submission which characterized her whole life . . . She was a loyal member of the M. E. Church, . . . She leaves two sons and one daughter who do credit to her ame and memory. May the incense of her beautiful life shed its unwasting fragrance along the pathway of her heart-stricken children and those whose lives hers touched. Flora Hudson - Sweetwater, TN [Date: 06/05/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 23, Page: 4]

Hyder, Baby of H. N.: H. N. Hyder's baby died yesterday. [Date: 04/03/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 14, Page: 1]

Julian, Mrs.: Mrs. Julian, of Baxter, took morphine last week and killed herself. [Date: 11/13/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 46, Page: 5]

Mackey, Mrs. Cordey: A Sad Accident. -- Mrs. Cordey Mackey was accidentally shot Friday morning by her husband. Mr. Mackey, who was night watchman on the square, had returned home about four o'clock in the morning, and was unfastening his shoe when his pistol fell out of his hip pocket, and struck the floor, which caused it to fire. The bullet passed through the ?bed?, striking Mrs. Mackey who was asleep, in the side, causing a fatal wound. Mrs. Mackey died Sunday morning. [Date: 10/16/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 42, Page: 5]

Maxwell, Billie: Billie Maxwell, of Laurel Hill, died last night. He is the boy that had trouble with Dick Hill at the fari at Cookeville about a year ago. [Date: 10/23/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 43, Page: 1]

McBroom, Mrs. W. G.: Mrs. W. G. McBroom Dead -- Mrs. W. G. McBroom died at her home in Cookeville Saturday morning after a lingering illness. She had been an invalid for years and had suffered much. She was a most excellent, kind hearted Christian woman and had numerous friends besides a large number of relatives, who mourn her loss. She was buried in the family burying ground in the western portion of the county. [Date: 05/08/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 19, Page: 4]

Murry, Son of G. B.: We are sorry to learn of the death of the youngest son of G. B. Murry of Chattanooga, which occurred one day this week by eating some canned fruit. The particulars have not been learned. [Date: 03/20/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 12, Page: 5]

Nackles, Infant of Rev. G. W.: The six month infant of Rev. G. W. Nackles died Monday. [Date: 05/22/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 21, Page: 5]

Nackles, Mary Isbell: Mrs. G. W. Nackles. Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock Mrs. Mary Isbell Nackles, wife of Rev G. W. Nackles, quietly passed away. For several months Mrs. Nackles has been sick with consumption, and her friends realized that 'twas only a question of time when she would succumb to the dread disease. All that loving hands could do was done for her, and thoughout her entire sickness she was always cheerful, welcoming each friend with that quiet, sweet smile so characteristic of her. She knew no fear of death, having the true Christian's hope and her only sting was the thought of leaving behind her little ones whose loss would be irreparable. As she had lived, so she did, quietly, with no struggle -- at peace with the world and God. Funeral services were conducted at M. E. Church, South, by Dr. W. D. Haggard. Mrs. Nackles was young, only twenty nine, and had before her a life of usefulness and love. She was always ready to help her husband in his pastoral work, by kind words and deeds, winning the hearts of all who new her. She leaves three children, the oldest not yet old enough to know her great loss. The heartbroken loved one hae the sympathy and prayers of the entire community. [Date: 05/15/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 20, Page: 4]

Nichols, Betsey Ann: Mrs. Betsey Ann Nichols an old and highly respected lady of Buffalo Valley, died at her home Thursday night, April 3, 1900. She was the widow of the late David Nichols, and the mother of a large and influential family. [Date: 04/03/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 14, Page: 5]

Poteet, Mr. P. T.: Mr. P. T. Poteet an old and well known citizen, died at his home one mile east of Cookeville last Sunday night. He had been sick but a short time. Mr. Poteet was a quiet orderly man, and his death will be regretted by many outside of his family and immediate neighbors. [Date: 05/01/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 18, Page: 5]

Ramsey, Austin: Austin Ramsey Dead. -- Mr. Austin Ramsey, an old and respected citizen who lived one mile north of Cookeville on the Gainesboro road, died at his home last Saturday afternoon. Mr. Ramsey had long been a sufferer from rheumatism and other kindred diseases, indeed he has seen but few well days since he returned from the Civil War, in which he was a gallant Confederate Soldier. He was a member of Pat Cleburne Bivouac at Cookeville, also a member of Pat Cleburne Camp U. C. V. He was a member of the Christian Church and received the sacrement of the Lords Supper a few days ago. Mr. Ramsey was a quiet inoffensive citizen, always peaceable and orderly wherever he went. Peace to his memory. [Date: 05/15/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 20, Page: 4]

Ramsey, Mrs. Porter: Mrs. Porter Ramsey died last night of consumption. [Date: 05/15/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 20, Page: 5]

Reagan, Mother of Mrs. A. A.: Mr. & Mrs. A. A. Reagan returned Wednesday from Dug Hill where they attended the burial of Mrs. Reagan's mother. The family have our sympathy in their bereavements. [Date: 03/13/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 11, Page: 4]

Sadler, J. M.: J. M. Sadler , an old and well known citizen of Buffalo Valley, died at his home last Tuesday night. [Date: 07/03/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 27, Page: 5]

Shores, John B. : Mr. John B. Shores died in Knoxville, Sunday last. He was for a long time a resident of Cookeville, having marred Miss Lizzie Martin, a daughter of the late Dr. J. P. Martin. He was also a brother of Mrs. Shanks. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Herman Faulkner of Chattanooga, and Miss Mollie Shores of this place. [Date: 10/16/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 42, Page: 5]

Slagle, James: Mr. James Slagle is an old and respected citizen died at his sons home in the 7th District two days ago. [Date: 01/09/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 2, Page: 5]

Staley, Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred: The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Staley, died Monday and was buried at the family burial ground. [Date: 10/09/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 41, Page: 5]

Stanley, Mrs. Wm.: Mrs. Wm. Stanley died at her home in his place last Thursday night after a short illness. They had been living in Cookeville only a short time, and the body was taken to Pine Knot, Ky. WE learn that the infant child died on the way. [Date: 06/05/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 23, Page: 5]

Turner, Jesse: One Shot -- M'Minnville, April 26 -- While Tests Bros, circus was exhibiting at Morrison, six miles south of here, last night, Deputy Sheriff John Akers shot and almost instantly killed Jesse Turner, a resident of the Tenth District of this county. The details of the killing as near as can be ascertained are as follows: Sam Darnell, an uncle of the dead man, was at the show very much under the influence of liquor and making himself obnoxious and disagreeable to the people present, when Deputy Sheriff Akers and Constable Walter Barnes made an effort to arrest him. They were leading him out of the tent when Jesse Turner, who was also drunk, advanced on Akers with a drawn knife, making a vicious lunge at the officer and cutting a long gash in the sleeve of his coat. Akers then drew his pistol and fired two shots at Turner, one of the balls passing entirely through his body. It glanced and cut the big toe off the foot of a spectator who was standing near by. After Turner fell John Turner, his brother picked up an axe and rushed upon Akers, but the Deputy Sheriff coolly pulled his gun and made Turner lay dow his axe. The dead man was known as a dangerous man. He died with a kniefe in one hand and a quart bottle of liquor in his hip pocket. John Akers is one of the coolest and most fearless officers the county ever had. He served as constable for several years and has been Deputy Sheriff for four years past, and is known as a quiet, unassuming, conscientious officer. [Date: 05/01/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 18, Page: 4]

Upton, S. D.: We regret to learn that S. D. Upton died at his home in Monterey, Tuesday last. His remains were brought to Cookeville and buried near town. [Date: 01/02/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 1, Page: 5]

Verble, Winnie: In memorial of Winnie Verble, the wife of J. H. Verble and the daughter of T. L. and Alcy Johnson, who was born on the Calf Killer in this county 1870. She professed religion when quite young and joined the Methodist church and kept her membership there until she married. She was married to J. H. Verble, of this county, when she was nineteen years old. She has stood by her husband for nearly thirteen years in the battles of this life as brave as can be. Winnie was a woman that never got tired of helping her friends and her equal was few to visit the sick. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her loss, besides her neighbors and a host of friends. Death crept into the happy home September the 2nd and took the dear mother from her children. Winnie often said to her children, " how you and your papa will miss me when I am gone." She was only 32 years old when she died. She was buried at the family burial ground on D. A. Verble's farm at the head of Calf Killer. Her funeral service was conducted by Rev. Nackles to a large crowd of friends and relatives Winnie is gone from her family and home that she loved so dearly, and that was all her dread to meet death was to leave her children and home that she toiled to make happy. She was a Christian and spoke of meeting her friends that had gone before her. Her home where she lived and died and the deat little spot of ground where her body lies, beneath the hills of the Calf Killer creek will ever be remembered by her family until they are called to meet er in a home where there is no death and parting. [Date: 09/11/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 37, Page: 1]

Wall, Ammie: In Memory of Ammie Wall -- On Oct. 6, 1902, the Death Angel came and summoned our beloved friend Miss Ammie Wall, before the great tribunal of God. Despite the tender ministrations of loved ones and friends and skilled medical treatment, her soul winged up its flight to heaven and left us to week beside its empty casket of clay. . . . [Date: 10/16/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 42, Page: 1]

Warren, Geo. H.: Geo. H. Warren Dead. -- Again death has crept into our midst and claimed for its victim one of our kinsmen and friends. On last Saturday night, the 6th inst the death angel called him to come up higher. George lived and died a Christian and went home to dwell with God forever. He left many friends to mourn his loss. May God bless and protect his widow and four little children, is our prayer. [Date: 03/13/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 11, Page: 1]

Welsh, P.: Algood, Sept. 3. -- P. Welsh met an awful death near town last Friday morning while engaged in digging an old fashioned well for Jess Barnes. He had dug about 68 feet and descended as usual, but soon signaled to be drawn up. When about fifteen feet from the top he was overcome and fell headlong to the bottom, which was solid rock. He neck was broken, and back part of his head literally torn away. It was difficult to get a man to go down into the death chamber, as gas was the cause of Welsh losing his life. His body was a mass of broken bones. [Date: 09/04/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 36, Page: 1]

Willegan, Mary: The Angel of Death has again visited this place and this time claimed as its own, one of our most faithful Christian workers, Mrs. Mary Willegan. She died on the 28th inst. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, having lived a consistent member for fifteen years or more. [Date: 11/06/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 45, Page: 1]

Wright, John E.: Man Killed by his Wife. -- Waverly Aug 23 - John E. Wright, a prominent farmer of this county, living near Bakersville, on Buffalo river, fifteen miles from this place, was killed by his wife with a double-barrel shot gun this morning at 2 o'clock. Mr. Wright was asleep in bed, lying on his side. She placed the muzzle of the gun within a few inches of his head and fired, the load lowing out his brains. The pillow was powder burned, also his face. The alarm was at once given by other members of the family. Neighbors soon gathered in. Sheriff Fentress was telephoned for, who went out at once with his blood hounds, which were turned loose. They ran around over the premises, but failed to find a trail leading from the house. About 9 o'clock 'Squire Reese, with others gathered at the place and began an investigation, holding an inquest. The verdict of the jury was: "Mr. Wright came to his death at the hands of his wife," in the way above stated. Mr. Wright was considered by his neighbors as one of the best men in the county, but his wife was looked upon as a quarrelsome woman and made life a burden to her husband. At the inquest she refused to say anything about the killing, in fact would talk to no one. It is thought by those who know the circumstances surrounding the family best that developments will involve some one else, as Mrs. Wright was much younger than Mr. Wright, he being 68 years old, and Mrs. Wright about 32 years and Mr Wright's second wife. She confessed this afternoon that the (sic) killed Mr. Wright but would not tell why now but would tell later on, all that led up to the killing. [Date: 08/28/1902, Vol. XVI, No. 35, Page: 4]