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Akirs, Boyd: NIGHT MARSHAL OF FULTON KY., KILLED - DRESDEN, April 3 - Night Marshal Boyd Akirs, of Fulton Ky., was shot in the abdomen and killed at Fulton this morning. He was attempting to arrest some negroes who were in the act of breaking into a car, and they on being ordered to halt, opened fire. Three were arrested. A lynching is expected to night, as the excitement is reported very high. [Date: 4/6/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 14, Page 4]

Allen Jr., Rufus: Rufus Allen, Jr., who went from Cookeville to Ada, I. T. about six years ago, died at that place a few days ago. His remains were brought to this place, reaching Cookeville last night, accompanied by his wife, his sister-in-law, Miss Allon Masters; Mrs. R. W. Allen, Thomas Allen and wife, and his three children. He had been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for the past twelve years and hes alway been a consecrated member. He was a native of Jackson County, being the oldest son of George Allen, deceased and a grandson of Rufus Allen 1. At the time of his death he was about 39 years of age. His remains will be interred in Jackson County. [Date: 6/1/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 22, Page 5]

Anderson, Infant of R. W. Anderson: The little infant of R. W. Anderson and wife died Sunday morning suddenly and was buried at Joe Smith's Monday. [Date: 1/12/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, Page 1]

Anderson, James R.: JAMES R. ANDERSON DEAD - James R. Anderson was born in Overton County, December 10, 1875, and died in Chattanooga, January 1, 1905, at the age of 29 years. He was the son of Rev. W. J. Anderson, of Bloomington, He moved with his father to Bloomington in 1888, where he entered Bloomington College and remained for several years afterward teaching in the public schools for some time. In February, 1898 he went to Chattanooga and went into business, continuing until about a year ago, when his health failed. he professed faith in Christ and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1896. He was married to Miss Mae Bradford, of Chattanooga, June 3, 1903. On November 8, 1904, he came to his father's at Bloomington and remained until Wednesday, December 28, when he went to his home in Chattanooga, where he died the following Sunday. He leaves a wife, an aged father and step-mother, two brothers and three sisters, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. [Date: 1/12/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, Page 8]

Arnold, Tom: THREE MEN ARE ALSO KILLED. - TRENTON, April 15. - A terrific explosion, which was heard for miles around, occurred here this morning in the rear of the Phelan Bros. hardware store in a small out-building in which it is said was stored a quantity of powder. Bob Phelan, accompanied by Tom Arnold, of Crockett County, and Mr. Taylor, of Eaton, went out to test a target gun which Mr. Taylor claimed was not right. Mr. Phelan fired into the outhouse, and a terrible explosion, accompanied by falls and scattering debris, occurred, bring death in its wake. Those dead are Bob Phelan, Dr. Parker, of this city, and Tom Arnold, of Crockett County. [Date: 4/20/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 16, Page 1]

Atkins, T. D.: FAMILY NEAR DRESDEN HAS LIVELY SCRAP - Dresden, Feb. 5.: B. B. Atkins, a prominent farmer, his wife and her sister, Miss Mary Mancy, are in jail here charged with assault on T. D. Atkins, son of the first name, who lies at death's door from two shot-gun wounds at the hands of his father. ... [Date: 2/9/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 6, Page 1]

Baldwin, Aeronaut: KILLED TWO THOUSAND FEET ABOVE THE EARTH - Greenville, P., Aug. 31. - Aeronaut Baldwin, of Losantiville, Ind. was today blown to shreds with his balloon at a height of 2,000 feet. He was giving an exhibition of the use of dynamite and had three sticks of the explosive with him. When he was 2,000 feet in the air, in full sight of thousands of people attending the county fair, by some accident the dynamite exploded and the balloon and man were literally torn to fragments. Baldwin's wife was a witness of the horrible ???. [Date: 9/7/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 35, Page 1]

Ballard, Hill A.: TWO KILLED. Gov. Cox's Nephew Slain by His Sweetheart - WHO THEN COMMITS SUICIDE - HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 6. - Hill A. Ballard was fatally shot this evening by Miss Oma Harding, who then committed suicide by shooting herself. Particulars cannot be learned, except that Ballard had an engagement to call on Miss Harding in the evening. As soon as he knocked she opened the door and began firing. She then shot herself. - HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 7. - Hill A. Ballard, the young man who was shot yesterday by his sweetheart, Miss Oma Harding, died late in the afternoon at the City Hospital, where he was taken for treatment a short time after the tragedy. The young man was a son of A. C. Ballard, a prominent citizen of Bristol Tenn., and was a nephew of Gov. John I. Cox of Tennessee. Ballard had run away from home and was working at the mill as a common laborer, earning about $1 day. He never spoke of his family, and the first intimation received here that he was related to Gov. Cox came in a message late in the afternoon from Mrs. Cox, at Bristol, inquiring for particulars and stating that Ballard was her husband's nephew. Later in the evening a telegram was received from Gov. Cox himself giving directions for preparing the body for burial and asking that it be held for furhter instructions from him. ... [Date: 4/13/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 15, Page 1]

Barnes, Alex C.: ALEX C. BARNES - On last Friday night, Death, he who slights none, came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Burr Barnes and bore away with him into that mysterious realm, from whence no traveler returns, their son, Alex. He had been confined to his bed for several days, but on Friday seemed much better and played the violin during the evening, but at two o'clock all was over, his disease had affected his heart. As a boy, Alex was one of the greatest lovers of outdoor sports, excelling in many athletic games, yet when at the age of eleven, he became a cripple from White Swelling, he patiently gave up all these to the strong of limb and found contentment in boos. Of a brilliant mind, ambitious and filled with a desire to reach the topmost round in the ladder of success, he applied himself assiduously to his studies and was known among his associate as a most forcible and logical thinker. Kind and considerate of others, he was beloved by all who knew him. He was a consistent member of the Christian Church, and in his every day life, his patience and gentleness in the midst of his suffering was a living example of Christian fortitude Sweet, to his loved ones, is the consoling thought that there is not more suffering for Alex.[Date: 3/9/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 10, Page 5]

Barnes, Alex C.: RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT - Monday morning appropriate services were held by the teachers and puils of the College out of respect to the memory of Alex C. Barnes who was a pupil of the school. A committee was appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the esteem in which was held by his instructors and schoolmates, the resolutions were adopted Tuesday morning by standing vote. The following are the resolutions: "Whereas, on March 4, 1905, the Angel of Death beckoned and the soul of our highly esteemed friend and associate Alex C. Barnes, took its flight to God who gave it. ...[Date: 3/9/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 10, Page 5]

Bass, Mrs. Cader: Deaths - LEBANON, Jan. 13 - Mrs. Cader Bass, of Silver Springs, met with a horrible and fatal accident. While sitting with her back to the fire her clothing ignited and she was soon enveloped in a mass of flames. When she realized her condition she sized (sic) a quilt and attempted to smother the flames, but this also caught, and before assistance could reach her she was fatally injured and died the next day. [Date: 1/19/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 3, Page 7]

Bate, William B.: UNITED STATES SENATOR WILLIAM B. BATE DEAD - Just as we go to press we received a dispatch telling of the death of United States Senator W. B. Bate, at Washington, his death occured at six o'clock this morning, being caused by pneumonia[Date: 3/9/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 10, Page 4]

Bate, William Brimage: SENATOR BATE - Dies at His Hotel Apartment in Washington City - THOUSANDS AT HIS FUNERAL - Washington, March 9 - United States Senator William Brimage Bate, of Tennessee, twice Governor of his State, a vetern of both the Mexican and Civil Wars, rising from a private to Major General in the latter, and for eighteen years a conspicuous member of the upper house of Congress, died at his hotel apartments in this city to-dayaged 78 years. Death was due to pneumonia and defective heart. ... [Date: 3/16/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 11, Page 1]

Battle, Samuel Westry: NAVAL CADET DROPS DEAD BEFORE HIS MATES - Annapolis, Feb. 19 - Midshipman Samuel Westry Battle, of the second class at the Naval Academy, and a son of Surgeon Samuel W. Battle, U. S. N., retired, of Asheville, N. C., dropped dead as the brigade of midshipmen were called to dinner formation shortly after 12 o'clock to-day. Young Battle had just taken his place as a third petty officer of the second battalion's ninth company when he was stricken with heart failure. He fell before anyone reached him, and was dead when picked up by his mates. [Date: 2/23/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. ?, Page 7 - First Page is Missing]

Brown, Ben: Ben Brown, a prominent merchant of Boma, died last Saturday night very suddenly. He was only ill twenty-four hours. He was about sixty years of age. [Date: 2/9/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 6, Page 9]

Brown, Frank: ARKANSAS MOB LYNCHES BLACK FIEND - Conway, Ark., Sept. 22 - Frank Brown, a negro, was taken from jail last night to the outskirts of town and hanged by a mob. The lynching was so quietly done that few of the townspeople knew of its occurrence. The negro was held for assaulting a Mrs. Lawrence, killing her 6-year-old son and stabbing her baby daughter. He was hanged in front of house occupied by Mrs. Lawrence. ... [Date: 9/28/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 38, Page 8]

Brown, Walter: Card of Thanks. We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to our friends of Bloomington and vicinity for the kindness and sympathy shown us during our recent sad bereavement caused by the untimely death of our little son, Walter Brown. We shall ever remember them with sincere gratitude and appreciation. Very respectfully, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Brown. [Date: 1/5/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, Page 3]

Bullock, Lettie: Deaths. MRS. BULLOCK DEAD - Lettie, wife of Frank Bullock, died at her home in Dry Valley on Sunday, Dec. 25, 1904. The funeral services were conducted by the writer. She was buried at the Dry Valley graveyard. We can truly say a good woman has gone to her reward. About ten years ago she gave her heart to God, made a bright profession of religion, joined the C. P. Church at Cherry Creek, lived a zealous Christian life, and thus on earth ended one of the sweetest Christian lives I ever knew. May God comfort the bereft husband and family. May they all so live that they can meet her in the beautiful beyond. W. H. CARR [Date: 1/12/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, Page 8]

Burgess, Son of C. Z.: FATALLY INJURED ON AN INCLINE - MONTEREY, May 27 - At 2 o'clock yesterday the son of C. Z. Burgess, while coming up the incline of the Edgefield & Nashville Mfg. Co., near Crawford, Tenn., was caught under the wheels of the lumber car and sustained injuries from which he died four hours later. At the time of the injury, A. J. Gilliland, general manager of the company, together with a lady, was on the car making the trip up the mountain. Mr. Gilliland had told the boy, who was about 14 years of age, to get off the car; that it was against the rules for anyone to ride up the mountain. The warning was not heeded, and as the car was nearing the top of the mountain, young Burges, in trying to get off, was caught under the wheels and terribly mangled. The accident occurred on the trestle at an angle of about sixty degrees. Mr. Gilliland was compelled to hold the young man on the trestle for something like an hour before help reached him. The father, Mr. C. Z. Burgess, has been at work for the company for some time. The remains of the son will be carried to Baxter to-day for interment.[Date: 6/1/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 22, Page 5]

Burgess, Winfield: Winfield Burgess, a prominent farmer and lumberman of the Second District, died near Monterey Monday. [Date: 5/4/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 18, Page 5]

Byrne, Terrell: Terrell Byrne, one of the most prominent and popular citizens of Jackson County, died a few days ago at his home near Granville. He was about seventy-five years of age. Although a citizen of Jackson County for many years, he was a native of this county. He was the father of Mrs. Martin Dowell and W. J. Byrne of this city. [Date: 8/24/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 33, Page 7]

Cameron, Mrs. T.: MRS. CAMERON DEAD - Mrs. T. Cameron died very suddenly Sunday afternoon of paralysis. She had been an invalid for a number of years, yet her death was very unexpected. Mrs. Cameron moved here with her family several months ago from Burton, where her husband, Tube Cameron, decease, was a prominent and successful merchant for many years. She leaves six children, four boys and two girls. Her remains were buried Monday afternoon at Peeled Chestnut, in DeKalb County, To the bereaved children The Press extends its sincere sympathy. [Date: 1/19/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 3, Page 7]

Carr, Bobbie Goolsby: BOBBIE GOOLSBY CARR - Bobbie Goolsby Carr, wife of Bro. W. H. Carr, died at her home in Algood, after a brief illness of only a few hours, Sunday morning Oct. 15, 1905, at the age of twenty four years. She joined the Christian Church when seventeen years of age, and was married to Bro. Carr at the age of twenty two. She has grown up in our midst and has always shown gentleness of character, sweetness of disposition, and loving kindness toward all with whom she came in contact, like a beautiful rose ... leaving behind an aged father, several brothers and sisters, and a devoted husband and his children to mourn her loss. ... [Date: 10/19/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 41, Page 4]

Caruthers, Mrs.: Mrs. Caruthers, mother of Frank Caruthers, died last week of Grippe. [Date: 3/2/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 9, Page 7]

Cook, Alonso: NEGRO KILLS ANOTHER IN WHITE COUNTY - Alonse Cook, colored, was killed Sunday afternoon near O'Connor, White County, by Charlie Price, colored. Price's sister had been in Cookeville for two or three weeks, and went to O'Connor's Sunday to attend preaching. She was accompanied by her aunt, Rhoda Goodner, and a negro driver. Price and Cook were cousins and both were nephews of Rhoda Goodner. ... ANOTHER ACCOUNT - Sparta, August 14. - Alonso Cook, colored, was shot and instantly killed yesterday by Charlie Price, colored, near the nego (sic) church in Warrior neighborhood. Both had been drinking and fell out over something, when Price got a shotgun. Cook advanced on him with a hip-pocket movement saying he was afraid to shoot. Price sent word he would be in to surrender himself. They were both under 25 years of age. [Date: 8/17/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 32, Page 1]

Davis, Eph: SENEGAMBIANS HAVE FATAL SCRAP AT MT. PLEASANT - Mt. Pleasant, Jan. 21 - Eph Davis, a negroe, was shot and instantly killed about 3 o'clock this afternoon by Henry Bryson, another negro. The trouble arose over a crap game. Davis drew his knife and attempted to cut Bryson, whereupon Bryson drew his revolver and fired, one shot taking effect and instantly killing Davis, another shot passing directly through the office of the Central Phosphate Company and missing Assistant General Manager William A. Gray only an inch or so. Bryson is yet at large, pursued by Deputy Sheriff Forgey, Constables W. H. Harris and Blackmers. Both were married men. [Date: 1/26/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, Page 1]

Davis, Henry Franklin: Resolutions of Mt. View Lodge - Mr View Lodge is again bowed in sorrow for the untimely death of a beloved brother, Henry Franklin Davis, who passed to the higher life August 14, 1905 . ... [Date: 8/24/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 33, Page 7]

Denton, John B.: SHOOTING Of Desperado of Officers in Alabama (American) - Florence, Ala. Oct. 4 - Sheriff O. B. Hill returned this morning from Shaw's, this county, ten miles below Waterloo, on the Tennessee River, and gave your correspondent a full account of the affray there yesterday in which John B. Denton was fatally shot. ... [Date: 10/12/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 40, Page 1]

Dietz, Charlie: Charlie, the five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Dietz, died at this place last Sunday morning. Pneumonia fever was the cause of his death. He was buried in the West Side Cemetery Monday afternoon. [Date: 2/2/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 5, Page 1]

Dodson, James: CONFEDERATE SOLDIER COMMITS SUICIDE - McMinnville, June 26 - James Dodson, an old Confederate soldier, committed suicide Sunday afternoon at the home of James McGregor, five miles east of McMinnville, by literally blowing the top of his head off with a double barrel shot gun. He had been suffering from cancer for some time and had periods of insanity in which he tried to kill members of his family. About two weeks ago he rushed upon his daughter with a butcher knife and would have killed or severely injured had not other members of the family caught him and wrested the knife from him. After this he was constantly guarded day and night to prevent him from doing injury to others while in sudden fits of insanity. One of his sons was on guard Sunday, and immediately after noon the father stole awy, unobserved, and went over to the home of Jas. McGregor. Search was instituted and finally ended in find Dodson's body in an orchard near McGregor's house. It seems that Dodson had entered McGregor's home and finding no one at home took a shotgun down from its rack over the door. He discharged it into the floor, which set fire to the carpet. He got water and tried to extinguish it, but the fire was still smouldering when the search party arrived. After discharging the gun he reloaded it with buckshot and went out into the orchard, placing the muzzle of the gun against the middle of his nose and discharged the gun by means of the ramrod, blowing the whole top of his head off. Dodson was about 60 years old and had been a find citizen as well as a good soldier. [Date: 6/29/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 26, Page 5]

Duncan, Son of Judge: HORRIBLE CRIME CHARGED TO J. DUNCAN - Jackson, Aug 2. - News of a horrible crime comes from Henderson, Chester County. The 11-months-old son of Judge Duncan, a farmer, died suddenly more than a week ago. There were suspicions when the infant was buried, and they grew stronger daily. Duncan disappeared from the community. Sunday Duncan's wife confessed, charging her brutal husband with killing the child. She said he beat it when only 3 months old, an he kept it up. The infant feared the unnatural father crawling to its mother in terror whenever he came home. The day of the killing the wife was in bed when her husband came in. The child fled as he entered the door. This so enraged him, she alleges, that he snatched up the infant and sat it down headward upon the floor, crushing its entrails loose. He then, she said, beat it in the back until it died. The officers are searching for Duncan, who worked in the Bemis cotton mill last week, but left and it is believed, has gone to the Mississippi River bottom. The whole community is aroused, and it is believed if caught he will be carried back and lynched. [Date: 8/3/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 30, Page 3]

Farley, Elsie: Obituary - The Angel of Death entered the peaceful home of G. E. Farley, on the 7th, of Feb. 1905, and claimed his beloved companion, Elsie Farley. She was born Sept. 24, 1871, age thirty-three years, four months and thirteen days. She was married to George G. Farley Sept. 5, 1894. She was a daughter of Dr. E. D. and Mary J. Williams, of White County, Tennessee. She professed religion at an early age at Cove Chapel, and united with the Baptist Church at New Macedonia in which she lived until 1897. After moving to Overton County, she joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church as Cavespring, in which her husband was and still is a ruling Elder, and lived one of its most pure devoted and beloved members until her death. She was the mother of five children, four living and one dead, two sons, Leland and Yeargan, two daughters Nina and Ruth. Thomas Edward, an infant son, having died a few days before his mother. ... [Date: 3/2/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 9, Page 4]

Fill, Mr. & Mrs. K.: BLOOD FLOWS - Desperate Man Does a Desperate Piece of Work - Denver, Col., March 13 - Mad with rage because of his defeat in a lawsuit in which K. Fill, the man whom he pronounced his bitterest enemy, had been victorious, and swearing vengeance against him and his family, George Schistler, a teamster, armed himself with a rifle yesterday and started out to do murder. When the smoke of battle had cleared away three person were dead, one was missing and three others lay wounded, two at least dangerously. Schistler had brooded over his troubles with the Fill family, who were immediate neighbors, and announced that he would even up matters. Taking a rifle of improved pattern and buckling on a belt of smokeless cartridges, he started for the Fill home. Fill saw Shistler approaching and tried to avoid him by entering the house, but Schistler sent a bullet into his brain. Mrs. Fill rushed to the husband's side and was instantly killed by a bullet from Schistler's rifle. Schistler then set fire to the Fill home, which was destroyed. A. son of Fill's is missing, and it is believed to have perished in the flames. ... [Date: 3/16/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 11, Page 1]

Flemming, F. J.: SHOT TO DEATH - F. J. Flemming Killed by Tanney Burgess - Tanney Burgess shot and instantly killed J. P. Flemming last Friday afternoon at two o'clock about one mile north-east of Cookeville, near the crossing of the Walton Road and the Tennessee Central R. R. Six shots were fired, four taking effect, one in the heart, two in the back and one on the shoulder, the latter ranging downward and coming out under the arm. ... Flemming was about forty-five years of age and had the reputation of being a quiet, inoffensive, law-abiding citizen. His home was near Miranda, Overton County. Burgess, on the contrary, is wild and reckless and, when under the influence of liquor is quite offensive and quarrelsome. He is twenty-five years of age. ... [Date: 10/5/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 39, Page 3]

Ford, Simon: Five Hundred Shots Fired inot Prostrate Body - Hohenwald, June 20. - Simon Ford, the negro who committed an outrage on the person of a white woman near Riverside, this county, was taken from jail here about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon by a mob of about fifty men and take to the place he committed the crime and shot to death. ... [Date: 6/22/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 25, Page 1]

Gilbert, Samuel: YOUNG MAN AT MURFREESBORO COMMITS SUICIDE - Murfreesboro, October 17 - Mr. Samuel Gilbert, a well known young man of Murfreesboro, killed himself yesterday afternoon by placing the muzzle of a revolver in his mouth and firing it. The ball penetrated the brain and death followed in a few hours. Mr. Gilbert had been in desperately bad health for over three months, and it is supposed the act was due to nervous depression. He had been the local manager for the Postal Telegraph Company for some time, but gave up his position last Spring. He was also an accomplished musician and was and was very popular among his associates. [Date: 10/19/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 41, Page 4]

Gwyn, Rance: EX-CONVICT HANGED - Man Taken from Calaboose and Strung up - Tullahoma, March 8 - Rance Gwyn, a colored man about 22 years old, was taken from the calaboose here this morning between 1 and 2 o'clock by unknown parties and hanged. Gwyn was arrested Deputy Sheriff John F. Dwyer on Tuesday afternoon on a warrant charging larceny. The preliminary trial was to have been held before Esq. W. J. Davidson this morning at 9 o'clock. Officer Dwyer stated that he was at the calaboose about 12 o'clock and everything was all right with Gwyn up to that hour. there had been no excitement concerning the arrest, and the hanging of the negro was a shock and complete surprise to every one here. Gwyn was taken from the calaboose and carried about 50 yards to the read of the prison to a tree where he was strung up. The rope used was not larger than a window cord, and the limb to which he was suspended was not more than two inches in diameter. When discovered the body had not clothing on except a shirt and pair of socks. Gwyn had been in the penitentiary for larceny and had only been out a short time. He was arrested yesterday afternoon charged with stealing about $40 from R. E. Day. Gyyn was also suspected of having set fire to Mr. Day's house in order to conceal the theft. The people of Tullahoma are very much mortified over the affair. There is no excitement, and a thorough investigation will be made. [Date: 3/16/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 11, Page 1]

Harding, Oma: TWO KILLED. Gov. Cox's Nephew Slain by His Sweetheart - WHO THEN COMMITS SUICIDE - HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 6. - Hill A. Ballard was fatally shot this evening by Miss Oma Harding, who then committed suicide by shooting herself. Particulars cannot be learned, except that Ballard had an engagement to call on Miss Harding in the evening. As soon as he knocked she opened the door and began firing. She then shot herself. ... Miss Harding, the young woman suicide, was also prominently connected. She was a daughter of George Harding Sparta, Tenn., and had numerous relatives in Huntsville She was quite pretty, very bright and attractive, but afflicted with a jealous temperament She was not more than 17 years. old, and finding that she had to make her own living, she came to Merrimack about eight months ago and entered the Merrimack mills, where she earned good wages. Her parents have telegraphed to hold her body until their arrival. ... [Date: 4/13/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 15, Page 1]

Hayes, Thomas: WOULD NOT RUN; SHOT TO DEATH. - Revolting Murder Occurs in 16th District of DeKalb County - SMITHVILLE, Tenn., May 15 - Sheriff Love recieved (sic) a telephone message from the Nineteenth District last night that a man named Thomas Hayes had been shot by an unknown party. The facts are vey meager, and about all that is known is that Hayes and Magness Rowland were going along the public road and some one spoke to them, commanding them to run. Hayes and Rowland did not run, and the party fired one shot. They still did not run, when the partry asked them if they were not going to run, Hayes replied that they were not, and the unknown party fired a second shot, killing Hayes immediately. ... [Date: 5/19/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 20, Page 1]

Hendrick, Joseph H.: Joseph H. Hendrick, real estate dealer, 70 year old, left on an outgoing train about 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Lawrence avenue, in Waverly Place, to go to his residence on Douglass avenue. Mr. Hendrick went around behind the train on which he went out, and walked in front of an incoming car and trailer. The unfortunate man was caught under the car and his body frightfully mangled, fragments being scattered along the tract for a distance of 15 or 20 feet. [Date: 9/7/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 35, Page 1]

Hill, W. T.: FOUL MURDER CONFESSED TO BY BIRMINGHAM NEGRO - BIRMINGHAM, Ala, May 30 - James Walker, the young negro, who was arrested for the murder of W. T. Hill, a well known merchant at Dolomite, has made a gruesome confession in which he incriminated his father. He declared that there was an account between them and Mr. Hill, who was a merchant, and that his father commanded him to kill Mr. Hill. He reluctantly went at night to a spot where Mr. Hill was known to pass on his way home, but let him go by without firring Again his father commanded him to fire and he shot once with a shot gun, wounding Mr. Hill in the leg. Mr. Hill fell to the ground. The older Walker, according to the younger, insisted that he fire the second and kill. Meanwhile Mr. Hill was on his knees begging for mercy, the only thing to do under the circumstances. The elder Walker then, says the younger prisoner, himself grabbed the weapon and deliberately fired the remaining load into Mr. Hill's body, killing him instantly. The murderer is said to have remarked as he did so: "D--n you, I shoot to kill, dead men tell not tales." Both Walker are in the county jail The elder man, so far, has declined to corroborate his son, and protests his innocence. [Date: 6/1/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 22, Page 4]

Holcomb, Mrs. W. H.: MRS. HOLCOMB, WHO WAS INJURED IN WRECK, DEAD - Mrs. W. H. Holcomb, who was severly (sic) injured in the wreck on Tennessee Central Railroad near Carthage Junction Saturday, died of pneumonia at Dr. R. E. Fort's Sanitarium Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock Mrs. Holcomb was 56 years of age. She was able to sit up at the hospital Monday, but contracted pneumonia Wedday (sic), which was the immediate cause of death. Nashville American [Date: 4/27/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 17, Page 8]

Holladay, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lattie: The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Lattie Holladay was burned to death in Indian Territory last week. The body was brought to this place and buried Monday afternoon. [Date: 2/9/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 6, Page 5]

Homer, Charles & Cyril: TENNESSEANS IN EARTHQUAKE - CLARKSVILLE, April 9. - Mrs. Charles Fey has received a cablegram from Dharmsala, India, stating that her two nephews, Charles and Cyril Homer, aged 10 and 6 years, had been killed in the recent earthquake. Mrs. Douglas Homer, the children's mother, is a sister of Mrs. Fray, who lives at Rossview, this county. Mr. Home is in the English civil service and is stationed at the above place. The parents of the children escaped injury. [Date: 4/13/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 15, Page 1]

Huddleston, Mrs. Charlie: Mrs. Charlie Huddleston died at her home near this place Sunday night and was buried at the Salem church yard Monday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted by Bro. Carr. Mrs. Huddleston was a good wife, neighbor and Christian, and was beloved by all who knew her. She leaves a bereaved husband, an adopted daughter, and many relatives and friends to mourn her loss. [Date: 9/7/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 35, Page 1]

Huddleston, Sophie Bullington: Mrs. Charlie Huddleston Dead - Mrs. Sophie Bullington Huddleston, wife of Charlie Huddleston, died at her home near Algood Sunday. She had been sick for several weeks of fever. [Date: 9/7/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 35, Page 7]

Humphress, Abjiah: KEPT VIGIL OVER HIS WIFE'S BODY IN A CAVE - Glasgow, Ky., Oct. 29 - With the death of Abijah Humphress, who lived near Columbia, Adair County, reveals the strange store of his life for the past ten years. ... [Date: 11/2/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 43, Page 1]

Hyder, Ruby: Ruby, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Whitley Hyder, died Sunday afternoon at three o'clock of spinal meningitis She was buried Monday afternoon in the City Cemetery. [Date: 10/26/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 42, Page 7]

Hyder, Ruth: A SAD DEATH - Ruth, the little three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Whitely Hyder, of this city, died Sunday night. She was an unusually bright and attractive child and although every possible effort was exerted by skilled physicians and loving parents to ward off the grim messenger, their efforts proved futile and death claimed the young and tender life. This is one of the saddest deaths of recent years in Cookeville. Seven week previous the angel of death beckoned and the soul of little Ruby, Ruth's sister, was bourne to God who gave it. Thus within two months both of the idolized little ones of these grief stricken parent have passed into a fairer realm, where death and suffering are strangers and tears are never shed. The Press joins the entire community in extending its heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing parents and relatives. [Date: 12/14/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 50, Page 7]

Judd, Wayne: KILLED BY A TRAIN WAYNE JUDD MANGLED WHILE ASLEEP ON TRACK - Wayne Judd, a young white man about 25 years old, was killed and badly mangled Monday evening in the Sycamore cut, about one mile west of this city, by a freight train. He is supposed to have been on the track in an intoxicated condition, either asleep or unable to get out of the way of the train. The engineer discovered him on the track, but too late to save him, although he exerted every effort to do so. [Date: 9/14/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 36, Page 8]

King, Mary Tennessee: Death of Mrs. J. N. King - Mrs. Mary Tennessee King, wife of Representative J. N. King, died at her home last Tuesday Aug. 29th, after a lingering illness of several months. She was born July 24th, 1849, age 56 years. Mrs. King was a most estimable woman loved by all who knew her; ... She was laid to rest in the family grave yard in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives to await the resurection (sic). ... Elvira Stockton [Date: 9/7/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 35, Page 7]

Kinnaird, Alex: Alex Kinnaird, aged 65, who lived three miles northwest of Cookeville, died last night of dropsy. He was an ex-confederate soldier and a prominent farmer. He was a member of the Cumberland presbyterian Church. [Date: 7/6/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 27, Page 5]

Lipscomb, Prof. J. F.: Prof. James F. Lipscomb died last Friday at his home in Rockport, Tex., where he had been teaching for the past two years. He was born near Nashville and his life was principally spent in educational work in that city. He was a ost scholarly and highly esteemed gentleman. Prof. Lipscomb made many friends in this county tow years ago, when he was conductor of the State Teachers' Institute hels in this city. [Date: 2/23/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. ?, Page 7 - First Page is Missing]

Malone, Thomas: KILLING IN DEKALB - Thomas Malone Shot to Death by Herschel Parker - Smithville, August 17. - Sheriff Love received a telephone message yesterday afternoon telling of the killing of Thomas Malone by Herschel Parker at Temperance Hall. ... [Date: 8/24/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 33, Page 1]

McDonald, Fred: FRED M'DONALD - Shot and Instantly Killed at Crossville - A sad sequel to to a day of quiet pleasure for over 2,000 people here yesterday, was the instant killing of Fred McDonald, 18 years old, whose parents live at Emory Gap. The young man was shot in the head by a pistol ball fired by some one on the train bearing Sells & Downs' show as it pulled out of the depot about 7 o'clock in the evening. The ball entered the left temple, passed through the head and came out near the right temple producing instant death. The young man was standing on a pile of railroad cross ties just west of the depot and near the track. The body fell to the ground between piles of cross ties and was not found for some minutes after the shooting. Thos. Alred was the first to find the body. ... [Date: 10/19/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 41, Page 1]

McUlin, Tom: SHOT FROM THE BUSHES - Tom McUin is Killed in Rutherford County. - MURFREESBORO, June 6. - Two loads of heavy shot fired, it is thought, from ambush, ended the life of Tom McUin tonight as he drove up to a cabin on his place about a mile and a half from Murfreesboro, where for the past eight months he has been living with Bettie Tucker, a woman some forty years his junoir, McUin was well known in Rutherford County, where he has resided for a long time. In his time he had killed four men, and in addition had had a number of desperate encounters. McUin had been in Nashville during the day, returning to Mrufreesboro at 7:15 o'clock and driving from town out the Nashville turnpike to the home of his children, near the point where the turnpike crosses Stone's River. After a stop there he drove on down a lane to a shack he and the Tucker woman made their residence - AROUSED BY SHOTS - The woman says that she was alone in the house,preparing to retire, when she was alarmed by the sound of two shots fired in quick succession. Intuitively she declared she knew that someting was wrong with McUin. Rushing to the door, she looked out to see his horse and buggy standing at the gate, which was closed. Going to the buggy, she found McUin lying with his head out on one side of the vehicle and his feet out of the other. She placed her hand on his head and removed it covered with blood. The man was dead when she reached his side. - Nashville American [Date: 6/8/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 23, Page 1]

Mills, William J.: Deaths - Wm. J. Mils Dead. William J. Mills, one of Putnam County's oldest, best known and most highly esteemed citizen's died last Thursday, at his home three miles south of this city. "Uncle Billy," as he was familiarly known to all, had been prominently identified with the interests of this county since its organization, he was a splendid citizen, an honorable gentleman and a brave confederate soldier.He raised a large and highly creditable family of children. His wife died about two years ago and he has been in feeble health for several yars, he was a member of the Methodist Church. His death was due to infirmities of old age and he had been afflicted with rheumatism for several years, he was about eighty years old. His interment took place at the Salem Cemetery. [Date: 2/23/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. ?, Page 7 - First Page is Missing]

Overall, James Doc: A short time after the first accident James Doc Overall, a painter, 20 years old, made an unsuccessful effort to board an outgoing train on Eighth avenue, nears Gleaves street, and fell under the double-truck trailer. The front trucks were thrown from the tract and passed over his body and the train stopped with the rear trucks of the trailer on the body. Though pinioned down in this fashion the young man was conscious and begged those around him to raise the car, but hundreds of spectators were powerless to aid him. Overall lived more than one hour, and after being removed to his home on Fourth avenue, bade his parents and brothers and sisters fare well, remaining conscious until a few minutes before death. [Date: 9/7/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 35, Page 1]

Parker, Dr.: THREE MEN ARE ALSO KILLED. - TRENTON, April 15. - A terrific explosion, which was heard for miles around, occurred here this morning in the rear of the Phelan Bros. hardware store in a small out-building in which it is said was stored a quantity of powder. Bob Phelan, accompanied by Tom Arnold, of Crockett County, and Mr. Taylor, of Eaton, went out to test a target gun which Mr. Taylor claimed was not right. Mr. Phelan fired into the outhouse, and a terrible explosion, accompanied by falls and scattering debris, occurred, bring death in its wake. Those dead are Bob Phelan, Dr. Parker, of this city, and Tom Arnold, of Crockett County. [Date: 4/20/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 16, Page 1]

Patterson, Josie: NEGRESS KILLED BY BRUTE AT MT. PLEASANT - Mt. Pleasant, Oct. 31 - Josie Patterson, a negress, who had been living with Bob Lewis, alias "Tricky Sam," a negro employed in the Ridley phosphate mines, was shot and killed by him yesterday. The woman had concluded to quit Lewis, and put her possessions into a wagon and started away. Bob got on the trail in a very few minutes, and overtaking the wagon about one mile from Mt. Pleasant, dragged Josie out and after giving her a beating with the butt of his pistol, shot her through the stomach, death resulting in a very short time. Officers are after the brute. [Date: 11/2/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 43, Page 1]

Phelan, Bob: THREE MEN ARE ALSO KILLED. - TRENTON, April 15. - A terrific explosion, which was heard for miles around, occured here this morning in the rear of the Phelan Bros. hardware store in a small out-building in which it is said was stored a quantity of powder. Bob Phelan, accompanied by Tom Arnold, of Crockett County, and Mr. Taylor, of Eaton, went out to test a target gun which Mr. Taylor claimed was not right. Mr. Phelan fired into the outhouse, and a terrible explosion, accompanied by falls and scattering debris, occured, bring death in its wake. Those dead are Bob Phelan, Dr. Parker, of this city, and Tom Arnold, of Crockett County. [Date: 4/20/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 16, Page 1]

Puck, Mary: NEGRO WOMAN BEATEN TO DEATH WITH A CLUB - Livingston, March 10 - (Very difficult to read) - Mary Puck, colored, who lives near ??, Tenn., was this morning found at her home alone and ??? from having been beaten with a club, ?? by just whom, is at this time, unknown. She died during the day. Justices of the Peace J. A. M. White had [Date: 3/23/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 12, Page 4]

Ray, Nannie: WOMAN Tried at Gainesboro for Murder of Daughter-in-Law - Gainesboro, Nov. 27 - Eliza Ray was tried at this term of court for the murder of Nannie Ray, her daughter-in-law. The trial resulted in a hung jury. The evidence was altogether circumstantial and her only child, last September, married one Nannie Upchurch against his mother's wishes. Two days afterward his mother called him out of the field, stating that his wife had fallen from the garret of the house and hurt herself. When he reached the house he found his wife unconscious, lying in the floor with her skull broken on the right side. A physician was sent for, the broken parts of the skull were removed and the woman was in a fair way to recover, when three weeks later, his mother again called him from the field, stating that his wife had gotten up from the bed and had fallen, hurting herself again. On reaching the house he found his wife dead, lying in the floor with her head against a trunk. The old wound was mashed in, blood and brains being scattered on the trunk and on the window just over the trunk. The defendant said that she was in the kitchen, heard the noise , went in and found the deceased on the floor as just described. The occurrence at that time excited no suspicion, but some time later an investigation was set on foot which resulted in an indictment being returned. After the jury was discharged the defendant was admitted to bail. ... [Date: 11/30/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 47, Page 1]

Reagan, Joe A.: JOE A. REAGAN - Joe A. Reagan died Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock, after a lingering illness with that dreaded malady, consumption. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Reagan and most of his life had been spent in Cookeville. He was universally esteemed by all who knew him and was a young man of the highest integrity and kindliest instincts. For three years he has been in very poor health, but although he was a constant sufferer, and at times intensely so, he bore his afflictions with unsurpassed patience and cheerfulness, and at all times greeted his friends most cordially and pleasantly, seldom referring to his suffering. For several days previous to his death he had been growing steadily worse, but yet his death came as a shock to many of his friends who had not anticipated the end so soon. He was twenty-six years old and a devoted member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He had not attached himself to any religious organization, but he died in the full confidence and assurance of the Christian religion, his last moments being given to a full expression of his Christian resignation and faith in God. Funeral services were conducted at the Southern Methodist Church by the Odd Fellows, assisted by the pastor, Rev. Geo. R. Allen. The remains were interred in the City Cemetery, where the beautiful ritualistic burial ceremony of the Odd Fellows was impressively conducted. The Press extends its heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing relatives and friends. [Date: 12/27/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 49, Page 7]

Reagan, Joe A.: Resolutions of Respect - Whereas, our zealous and well beloved brother Joe A. Reagan, departed this life on the morning of Dec. 5th, therefore be it resolved by Mt. View Lodge No. 179, I. O. O. F., that by his death this lodge sustained the loss of a worthy, devoted and enthusiastic brother and Odd Fellow and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his sorrowing parents and relatives in their great bereavement. Further be it resolved that copies of these resolutions be furnished the family of the deceased and to the local newspapers for publication. C. J. Davis, J. B. Payne, W. B. I. Palk, R. T. Lee, E. H. Boyd } Committee [Date: 12/14/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 50, Page 7]

Reagan, John H.: DEATH OF THE LAST MEMBER OF CONFEDERATE CABINET - Houston, Tex., March 6 - Judge John H. Reagan, sole surviving, member of the Confederate Cabinet, died at Palestine, Tex., this morning, aged 86 years, of pneumonia. [Date: 3/9/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 10, Page 5]

Redmon, J. H.: WELL-KNOWN CONDUCTOR ON TENNESSEE CENTRAL DIES - J. H. Redmon, one of the oldest and most highly respected passenger coductors (sic) on the Tennessee Central Railroad, died in Denver Tuesday morning. ... J. H. Redmon was one of the most popular conductors on the Tennessee Central. He came to that road on the first day of April, 1902, and had been in charge of a passenger train ever since. He was about 55 years of age, but leaves no family. His wife died several years ago and three nieces and a sister, all living here, are the nearest relatives surviving him. - Nashville American. [Date: 5/25/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 21, Page 4]

Ridings, Dr. E. W.: SENSATIONAL MURDER AT DICKSON, TENN - Dickson July 8. - The town of Dickson was thrown into a fever of excitement this morning at 8 o'clock. Prof J. E. Fowler, a resident of West Dickson, made his appearance on Main street, and was calmly talking to a party, when Dr. E. W. Ridings appeared. As he crossed the street, facing Fowler, the latter pulled his pistol and began firing. Several shots taking effect in the lower part of Ridings abdomen. The first shot from Fowler's pistol felled Dr. Ridings to the ground. With the exclamation from Fowler, "Lay there and die like a dog," he (Fowler) emptied the while contents of the pistol to his victim. He was in the act of reloading for a second attack, when by-standers overpowered Fowler, dispossessing him of the weapon. ... Dr. Ridings had been a citizen of Dickson for a number of years, and was held in highest esteem as a man and physician. He was a member of the M. E. Church, South, also of the Masonic and Pythian orders. He leaves a family. ... Dr. E. W. Ridings was physician at Dickson for the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, and the road operated a special train to Dickson for Drs. Briggs and Eve, who attended the wounded man. Dr. Ridings was about 36 years of age, and is said to have been a graduate of Vanderbilt University,. In 1902 he was President of the Tennessee Medical Association. His funeral will be held to-day Rev. W. L. Jackson, of Goodlettsville, officiating. He is survived by a wife and one child, a little girl ... [Date: 7/13/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 28, Page 8]

Schistler, George: (See Obituary of Mr. & Mrs. K. Fill) - Denver, Col. - ... None came and, with a rush, the officers charge the house and battered down the door. They found Schistler lying upon a bed bleeding from several wounds. He died soon afterward. It is not known whether he was hit by bullets from the weapon of the pursuing party or committed suicide. Mrs. Schistler was away from home at the time, and when she learned of the affair fell prostrate. It is thoguht she will die from the shock. [Date: 3/16/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 11, Page 1]

Smith, Sam: MURDER IN JACKSON - Sam Smith Killed by Unknown Parties in "Penitentiary Hollow." - Gainesboro, July 7 - News has just reached here to the effect that Sam Smith, a man about 22 years old was murdered near his home in the Eighth Civil District of this county, Thursday, evening sometime, by unknown parties. The murder was committed in what is known as the Penitentiary Hollow about seven miles from here. The deceased left home about 4 o'clock on the evening he was killed. He did not return for supper and his wife became uneasy about 9 o'clock and began a search and found him about 11 o'clock, a quarter of a mile from their home. The deceased was murdered with rocks and a club of some kind, his head being almost beaten to pieces. No wounds were found on him except on the head. Near where the body was found a board, some playing cards and a nickle in money were found. The dead man's vest and revolver were found near the place of the killing, and in his shirt bosom was found a deck of cards. It is thought by many that Smith and the party or parties who killed him were gambling, and from this the trouble arose. It is said that Smith had on his person when murdered about $240 in money, and probably was ambushed for his money. Sheriff J. A. Carter went immediately to the scene of the tragedy and arrested Wash Beachboard and his son, Sam Beachboard, and Willie B. Smith, who are suspected of doing the killing. ... [Date: 7/13/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 28, Page 1]

Stamps, Louisa: Mrs. Louisa Stamps Dead. Bloomington, May 2. - After an ilness (sic) of many months, Mrs. Louisa Stamps died on the morning of April 25th, in her 54th, year. Mrs. Stamps came to Putnam County from West Tennessee and has been a resident of Bloomington for many years. The last year of her life was full of affliction and intense suffering yet she breathed no word of complaint. Her faith in her Lord, her beliefe in his mercy and assurance of salvation enabled her to endure with patience her suffering to the end. W. D. [Date: 5/4/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 18, Page 5]

Stear, Zack: ZACH STEAR KILLED IN CLAY COUNTY BY POSSE - Celina, July 17, - Resisting arrest and firing on Sheriff's posse which was trying to sever warrants on him, Zack Stear was shot and killed near here. Stear was charged with several minor offenses and armed with warrants for these the Sheriff and a posse started after Stear. They found him in a cornfield on his place when he caught sight of them he began to use his shotgun, emptying both barrels at Lon Tinsley, one of the posse. Tinsley replied with one shot from his pistol, which killed Stear instantly. - Nashville American [Date: 7/20/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 29, Page 4]

Sutton, Brother: Sutton - The Angel of Death has taken our dear Brother Sutton from us. He leaves a loving wife and five dear children, and many friends to mourn their loss. ... [Date: 7/27/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 30, Page 4]

Sutton, W. H.: DEATH OF ELDER W. H. SUTTON - Elder W. H. Sutton, of the Christian Church, died very suddenly at Algood last Sunday morning of heart trouble. He had been there for several days conducting a meeting and had an appointment o preach at eleven o;clock Sunday morning. He had spent the night previous at the home of John Epperson, and Sunday morning shortly after nine o'clock went to the barn. About an hour later he was found dead and cold. People from the surrounding country, include a large number from Cookeville, had already begun coming in to hear him preach, and the news of his death quickly spead (sic). Elder Sutton was one of the strongest men in the Church, and a man of high mental attainments. He was President of Burritt College for some time, but for the past fifteen years had devoted his time exclusively to the ministry. He has many warm friends throughout the State and is known throughout the entire South as a forceful, logical and convective preacher. At the time of Elder Sutton's death his family were away from home on a visit to friends in Arkansas, but were to return Monday, at which time Elder Sutton was also to go to Sparta, as his meeting was to close on the day of his death. He was 53 years of age and leaves a wife, two sons and three daughters. His remains were carried to Sparta Sunday afternoon. As a token of their respect, arrangements had been made by the citizens of Cookeville to follow the funeral procession to Falling Water, which divides White from Putnam County, but a heavy rain came up about three o'clock which prevented it. [Date: 7/13/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 28, Page 5]

Sutton, W. H.: In the death of Elder W. H. Sutton, the Christian church lost in our opinion, its strongest and broadest minded preacher. He was a highly cultured gentleman, and his christianity and teachings were not hampered by narrowness nor selfish littleness. His efforts for good will live as a model for the children of men to emulate, ... [Date: 7/13/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 28, Page 4]

Thompson, W. P.: W. P. Thompson, one of Putnam County's best known and most highly respected citizen, died Sunday night at his home, int he Fifteenth district he had been a intense sufferer for many years with rheumatism but he always bore his afflictions with Christian fortitude and submissiveness. Mr. Thompson was Register of this County from 1898 to 1902 and had made several strong raced in this county. He was a devout member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a kind neighbor, a good citizen and a most indulgent husband and father. He leaves a widow and several grown children. [Date: 7/6/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 27, Page 5]

Verble, D. A.: D A. Verble, Sr., Dead - D. A. Verble, Sr., died at his home at Calfkiller last Thursday, April 27th, aged 78. Mr. Verble was one of the leading men of his community; a staunch Democrat of Jeffersonian principals, and a man who will be missed by not only his neighbors but by every one who knew him. He was the father of eight children, seven boys and one girl, among them being ex-Trustee John H. Verble. A good man has gone to meet his creator. [Date: 5/4/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 18, Page 5]

Williams, Frank: CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN DEAD NEAR SPRING CITY - Harriman, Jan. 12 - A meager account of the killing of Frank Williams of Spring City, by two negroes at a railroad camp has reached here. The killing, which is said to have been without the slightest provocation, occurred yesterday morning. Mr. Williams was foreman for the railroad contractors and it is supposed the negroes, who were working under him, bore some grudge. The two men were captured and held at the commissary pending the arrival of the Sheriff from Dayton. Williams was a popular citizen of Spring City. [Date: 1/19/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 3, Page 1]

Witherspoon, Tom: NEGRO HANGED BY MOB IN MO - Suspended Between Heaven and Earth for Force-Robbery. - CAIRO, ILL., May 12 - Tom Witherspoon, a negro, was taken from officers at Belmont, Mo, fifteen miles below Cairo at 6 o'clock this evening by a mob of several hundred persons and hanged in Public Square to a large swing. [Date: 5/19/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 20, Page 1]

Woody, B. C.: FISH BONE KILLS A KNOX COUNTY FARMER - Knoxville, June 10 - While B. C. Woody, a farmer, aged 55, who from near Concord, was eating breakfast this morning, he accidentally swallowed a fish bone, which stuck in his throat, causing his death an hour later. [Date: 6/15/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 24, Page 1]

Wright, Jim: Jim Wright, a farmer who lived four miles south of Coookeville (sic), died last Sunday and was buried Monday. [Date: 5/4/1905, Vol. XVIII, No. 18, Page 5]