Death Notice From the
Nashville Republican Banner for 1870
January 5, 1870
Funeral Notice: The friends and acquaintances of John Deaderick are
invited to attend his funeral from the residence of his brother,
Thomas Deaderick, No. 132 North Spruce Street at 2 o’clock p. m.
Divine service by Rev. Dr. Baird.
January 11, 1870
Tragical Affair. A Former Citizen of Nashville Shot Down in Cold
We are shocked to hear of the killing of Andrew Hynes Ewing,
formerly of this city and the eldest son of the Hon. Andrew Ewing of
this city. He was shot three times yesterday at Guthrie by Thomas
Yancey and from the account brought to us the deed seems to have
been a cold blooded murder.
But a few days since, we met the deceased on the streets of
Nashville in life and health. He was a native of Nashville and a
schoolmate of the writer. We can say of him personally, that a more
amiable and even tempered gentleman we have never known. The
announcement of his death will shock this whole community where he
was well known. He was a grandson of the late Colonel Hynes of this
vicinity. He was also a brother-in-law of Mr. Henry Waterson, editor
of the Louisville Courier Journal. We deeply deplore the tragic and
untimely death and tender our heartfelt sympathies to his friends
A gentleman who came down from Guthrie informs us that Mr. Ewing had
a farm near Guthrie, through which ran a road used by Yancey. The
deceased closed up the road and this caused the lawsuit. While the
case was being heard a few days ago, Yancey grossly insulted and
abused Mr. Ewing in court and struck him in the face when the two
happened to meet in a store in Guthrie. Yesterday they met on the
railroad track abut half way between Guthrie and Bibb’s. Yancey at
once fired upon Mr. Ewing and shot him in the breast. The wounded
man turned to escape when Yancey placed his pistol close to his head
and fired, with immediate fatal effect. Yancey went off toward
Allensville, saying that he intended to give himself up.
January 12, 1870
The Guthrie Tragedy. From persons who arrived here yesterday from
Guthrie, Kentucky, we have received additional particulars with
regard to the killing of Andrew Hynes Ewing by Thomas Yancey last
Monday. They say that after the suit about the road which Mr. Ewing
had closed against Yancey, had been decided, the former met Yancey,
slapped him on the shoulder and accused him of using abusive
language toward him in his speech before the court. Yancey,
believing that, by the blow, Mr. Ewing intended to fight him, drew
his knife but was prevented from using it by Mr. Ewing who grasped
Yancey’s wrists so tightly that the latter was compelled to let the
knife fall to the ground; and that, while in this position, Mr.
Ewing spat in Yancey’s face. Yancey, stung to madness, warned Ewing
that they would meet again. When they met Monday, Yancey shot Ewing
through or near the heart. The latter ran some little distance and
fell to the ground, after which Yancey followed him, placed his
pistol to the head of deceased and fired. When taken up, the
unfortunate man’s face was found to have been badly powder-burned.
Yancey surrendered himself to the authorities.
January 12, 1870
Tribute of Respect: William Francis Elliott (see copy)
January 16, 1870 (Sunday)
Death of Conductor Snyder. Conductor W. D. Snyder, who was thrown
into the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad cut at Broad street last
Tuesday night by four robbers, died of his injuries at 9 o’clock
last night. He leaves a wife and children. He had been connected
with the various roads centering in Nashville for a great many years
and more recently with the Nashville and Northwestern Railroads. He
was a member of a good standing in Orphan Camp, Nor. 3, Order of
Pale Faces. His Camp is requested to assemble at its lodge at l ½ oclock this afternoon to take action in regard to his funeral.
January 20, 1870
Died Shepard. On Wednesday morning January 19, 1870 at his
residence, No. 16, North High Street, of pneumonia, William B.
Shepard in the 73rd year of his age. The friends of his family are
invited to attend his funeral from the First Presbyterian Church
this Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Divine service by Rev. T. V.
Moore, D. D.
January 28, 1870
Died, McDaniel. Died in the city on the 27th instant, Alexander
McDaniel in the 81st year of his age. Friends of the family are
requested to attend his funeral this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the
residence of C. H. Byram, South Summer street, between Broad and
Demonbruen streets. Service by Rev. Dr. Young.
January 29, 1870
The Suicidal Mania. Another Wearied Wayfarer Ends His Life With
The mania for a suicidal death appears to be on the increase in this
community. During the past two or three years, a suicide has hardly
been announced before another has followed almost as a natural
consequence of the rash example. The self-destruction of Peter
Burchartz occurred only last Monday. Then came an attempt at suicide
by a cooper residing on North Front street, the details of which
were published in the Banner of Thursday. This morning we are pained
to chronicle another death from self-ministered laudanum. Thomas
Gardom, well known to most of our citizens, was the unhappy man. The
deed was premeditated and had been suggested by himself fully two
years ago. On settling some accounts last Tuesday, he remarked, in a
jovial manner, to the person with whom he was at the time engaged,
“these are the last accounts you will probably have to settle with
me. In a few day, I will have gone to settle my accounts in another
world and to begin a new life. You will have to transact no more
business with me.”
About half-past nine o’clock Thursday night, while in the company
with Mr. David Everett, one of his most constant companions, he
expressed a desire to confide a secret to him. “Dave”, he said
“Burchartz took laudanum and went off easily, didn’t he?” Mr.
Everett replied in the affirmative. “Well, I’m going off in the same
way.” Mr. Gardom made use of this language in so light a manner that
Mr. Everett never dreamed that he would carry into effect his dark
threat and, therefore, remarked to him in a jesting manner. “Tom,
you are not going to do any such thing; you are foolish. Let’s take
a square meal at Hemphill’s before you go.” “No”, said Mr. Gardom,
“I don’t want anything to eat.” He then repeated his threat upon his
own life and said that he was not going to take laudanum on the
street but that he was going to take it at home and die there. The
two friends then separated, Mr. Everett still not believing that Mr.
Gardom would destroy himself.
The unhappy man reached home shortly after ten o’clock. He had with
him a three ounce vial of laudanum. When his wife discovered him in
the act of swallowing it, she snatched the vial away from him and
poured on the floor what was left. “Never mind, wife,” said Mr.
carelessly, “I reckon I have taken enough of it any how. You will be
without a husband tomorrow morning. Just before committing the fatal
act, Mr. Gardom wrote two notes, the first of which, not suiting
him, he tore up. They are as follows: Nashville, Tenn. Brother L. M.
Temple, G. S.D. 379. I regret this act but at the same time the
treatment that I have received from ---------. Nashville, Tenn,
January 27, 1870. Bro. L. M. Temple: You will, as a friend, respect
my memory. I have never wronged any one. Take care of my remains and
see that my wife and children, Willie and Mamie, get home. I remain
yours, Thomas Gardom.
No one is aware as to what the “treatment” of which he complains in
the first note means. Deceased was always treated kindly by all who
knew him and he had no enemies. He never had any domestic troubles
whatever. His wife was kind, affectionate and faithful and did
everything which could tend to enhance his happiness and prosperity.
As soon as his wife realized the terrible nature of the situation,
physicians were sent for. Two soon after arrived and administered
lobelia to make him vomit. He did so to some extent and perspired
freely. A stomach pump was sent for but did not arrive in time to
After he had vomited, he was asked if he would not go to bed when he
answered, “No, I believe I’d rather sit in my chair,” and in his
chair he died at 5 o’clock yesterday morning. It seems that he had
eaten nothing during Wednesday and that the laudanum was immediately
absorbed into his system. Although he had indulged in a few social
glasses the evening before, he was at the time he took the laudanum
perfectly sober and in his right mind. Coroner P. W. Brien held an
inquest over the remains early yesterday morning and the jury
returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts.
Mr. Gardom was born in Philadelphia where he now has a sister who
since the death of her husband, has been editing the “Philadelphia
Sunday Times.” He removed to Nashville many years ago and has always
been regarded as a good and a worthy citizen. He was a plasterer by
trade and was for a long period, foreman for Capt. William Stockel.
He was considered a thoroughly skilled mechanic and has left many
artistic pieces of his handiwork in numbers of our finest
residences. He was jovial and contented in disposition, lived within
his means and provided a good living for his family. He was a Past
Sachem in the Improved Order of the Red Men and had inspired in
others the highest regard for himself and his personal character. By
“home” in the note left behind, he meant Philadelphia.
A Reminiscence. Now that poor Tom is no more, we recall with
melancholy pleasure an incident that forcibly illustrates a noble
trait in his character. During the winter of 1865-6, Captain George
Diggons, who had left a leg in Dixie, was standing in the Steadman
Bros. (Now Kinney & Wand’s) Saloon, when he was grossly insulted by
a muscular, big-fisted officer of a negro regiment. Captain Diggons,
maimed as he was, stepped forward to resent the indignity when Tom
Gardom interposed with “I’ve been for the Union all the time but
he’ll have to whip me before he strikes a crippled Confederate! This
startled the Federal officer a little but he squared of at Tom and a
desperate set-to ensued. Both were powerful men, apparently well
matched but by the eleventh round Tom had completely demolished his
antagonist who confessed himself whipped and cried “enough” after
which Tom went off with his rebel protégé in triumph.
January 30, 1870
Funeral of Thomas Gordam. The funeral of Thomas Gordam will take
place from his late residence on Demonbreun street at 9:30 o’clock
this morning and will be attended by the various Tribes of I. O. R.
M. and Camps of Pale Faces. Funeral services by Rev. Dr. Baird. The
remains will be deposited in the City Cemetery. Members of the I. O.
R. M. Are requested to meet at their Hall at 8:30 a. m. when it is
hoped that all will be present.
February 2, 1870
The Tunnel Casualty. The young man who was run over at the
Chattanooga Depot last Monday was named William Finney instead of McTigue as was generally believed at the time of the accident. The
mistake occurred from his mother having married McTigue as her
second husband. Finney’s remains were buried yesterday.
February 8, 1870
The Fatal Pills. Sudden and Mysterious Death of a Well-Known
Edward H. Wise, a young man well and favorably known in this city,
died suddenly about daybreak last Sunday morning. He had for a long
time been afflicted with dyspepsia which finally compelled him to
resign his position as bookkeeper in the hardware house of
Craighead, Breast & Gibson which position he had held for several
years. While in conversation with one of his most intimate friends
last Saturday afternoon, he complained bitterly of the acute
suffering which the disease occasioned and said that during the past
two or three weeks his sufferings had become almost intolerable. He
had tried every remedy but had found no relief.
The deceased made an appointment to meet the friend above mentioned
the following Sunday morning at the Maxwell House. He also engaged
to eat dinner with his parents in West Nashville but shortly after
10 o’clock Saturday night, his disease grew worse. He was visited by
Dr. Manlove just previous to his death. Dr. Manlove states that
although Mr. Wise was speechless, he understood every word that was
spoken to him. On being questioned, he signified with his hand that
the seat of the pain was in the back of his head and in his breast.
He had taken two pills for relief but had found none.
Coroner P. W. Brien held an inquest over the remains between the
hours of two and three o’clock Sunday afternoon and the jury
returned a verdict that deceased came to his death from causes
unknown. A small box and a paper containing pills out of which he
had used the two mentioned were found upon his person. They were
turned over to Ben Lillard, pharmacist, for analysis. From the very
careless manner in which they were put up, it is believed that the
pills were made by some inexperienced person. The prescription given
by a prominent physician called for tincture of iron, quinine and
one-sixth grain of arsenic. Had the pills been put up according to
the prescription, they could not possibly have had a fatal effect.
It is feared, however, that the inexperienced prescriptionist did
not, in compounding the pills, put in the proper proportions,
thereby making some of them too strong with arsenic. The
prescription was given last Friday and Mr. Wise commenced using the
medicine on Saturday. The physician endeavored yesterday to
ascertain from what druggist Mr. Wise purchased it but without
success. Mr. Wise had promised to commence yesterday in connection
with a new position which had been offered him and has made
preparations to that end. The parents of the deceased were not aware
of his death until their little children, informed of the fact at
Sunday school, returned home and repeated it. Mrs. Wise fainted
several times in succession and had to have the services of a
Many years ago when the volunteer fire department was the pride of
our city, when Dashiell, Stockell and Finn were the leaders of
noble, self-sacrificing young men connected with our fire companies,
none was more efficient and beloved by is comrades than Ed Wise. He
was the Captain of a number of boys who ran with the small
hose-carriage “Water Witch,” a branch of Deluge Fire Company, No. 3,
then commanded by the veteran “Captain Jack.” It was then that we
learned to admire the noble traits of his character. Generous and
warm hearted, he ever espoused the cause of the unfortunate and
would cheerfully lend money to his comrades, waited with them when
sick and when dead, followed them to their grave. What he was then
he has ever been since. If he had his faults and weakness, who had
February 8, 1870
Funeral Notice. The friends and acquaintances of E. and J. F. Wise
are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of their son, Edward
H. Wise, from Hynes street opposite Dr. Quintard’s residence between
Church and Cedar streets this morning at 11 o’clock.
February 20, 1870
Sudden Death of a Well-known Citizen.
Thomas C. Coleman, a young man well and favorably known in this
city, died very suddenly at his residence about four o’clock
yesterday morning of congestion of the brain, in the thirty-third
year of his age. He was taken ill at six o’clock the evening
previous but was not at first supposed to be in danger. While at the
office of Captain William Boyd late Thursday afternoon, the deceased
was temporarily prostrated by an attack similar to that which
terminated his existence. Through the kind aid and attention of
Captain Boyd, he became better and soon afterward proceeded up town.
During Friday he was upon the streets apparently in good health.
Mr. Coleman was a leading member of the Independent Order of Odd
Fellows. In his business and social relations, he had many friends
and hardly an enemy. His sudden demise was the subject yesterday of
regretful comment throughout the city. He leaves a wife and children
to whom we extend our sincere sympathy and condolence. The funeral
will take place this afternoon from No. 28 North High street, the
residence of Mrs. Ellen D. Hough, mother-in-law of the deceased.
Elsewhere in our column will be found official notices to Olive
Branch Encampment, I. O. O. F. And Trabue Lodge, I. O. O. F., regard
to assisting in the obsequies.
March 9, 1870
Died Holman. At Jacksonville, Florida March 5 of consumption, W.
Boyd Holman, second son of James T. and Clementine H. Holman, in his
33rd year. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to
attend his funeral from the First Baptist Church, Summer street at
10 ½ o’clock today. Services by Rev. Dr. Skinner assisted by Rev. P.
March 9, 1870
Arrival of Remains. The remains of Messrs. James McClelland and Boyd
Holman arrived in this city per express at 1 ½ o’clock yesterday
afternoon. They were taken to their respective homes. Both died at
Jacksonville, Florida on the same day with consumption. They went to
Florida to recuperate their health. The remains of Mr. Holman will
be buried at 10 o’clock this morning. The funeral of Mr. McClelland
will take place at the McKendree Church at 2 o’clock this afternoon.
March 9, 1870
Death of Captain Horn. We are pained to announce this morning that
Captain W. H. Horn, one of our old and well-known citizens, died in
this city yesterday. Mr. Horn served for many years in the City
Council and was formerly Mayor of Nashville. He has suffered for a
long time of severe illness but the announcement of his death will
shock many friends who did not anticipate his sudden demise. By
reference to the City Council proceedings, it will be seen that
arrangements have been made for the funeral ceremonies in which the
Council is to participate.
March 10, 1870
Funeral of Captain W. H. Horn (see copy)
March 10, 1870
Funeral Notice: Horn - The friends and acquaintances of Williamson
H. Horn are respectfully invited to attend his funeral at Christ
Church this morning at 10 o’clock.
March 10, 1870
Death of Major Frank Foster. Major Frank Foster died at Mr. Samuel
Scott’s residence yesterday afternoon. While passing along one of
the thoroughfares of Courtland, Alabama, a year ago, he accidentally
received a blow in the forehead from a stone thrown at another
person, the blow occasioned a wound which subsequently wore the
appearance of a boil. He grew weaker and weaker month by month until
compelled to visit Nashville some time ago to seek the advice of a
physician. When the boil was carefully examined by Dr. Buist two
weeks since, it was discovered that the blow inflicted had fractured
the skull and that the bone immediately around the sore had decayed.
So much of the cranium as had decayed was cut out ten days ago and
his head trepanned in the hope of saving his life but alas! without
avail. The memory of Frank Foster will be long and warmly cherished,
not only by the comrades with whom he so gallantly served during the
war but also by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
March 10, 1870
Funeral Notice: Foster - The friends and acquaintances of Colonel B.
F. Foster are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of his son,
B. F. Foster, Jr. tomorrow Friday morning at 11 o’clock from the
residence of Mr. S. M. Scott, No. 24 North High Street. Divine
service at the grave by Rev. P. S. Fall.
March 11, 1870
Funeral of Captain Horn. A Large and Imposing Display.
The funeral of captain W. H. Horn who was formerly Mayor of the city
of Nashville and for many years connected with the city government,
took place yesterday at Christ Church. The programme published in
yesterday’s Banner was fully carried out. At the church, services
were read by Rev. Dr. Ellis and several beautiful hymns sung by the
choir. Dr. Ellis delivered a short and affecting discourse after
which Mr. Frizzell delivered a short address, biographical in its
character and dwelling upon some of the excellencies of the
After the service at the church, the procession, numbering about
1,000 people, formed in the following order: Steam fire engines,
Eclipse and William Stockel, Police, Mayor, City Council and
citizens, Painters, Pale Faces, Germania Lodge, Claiborne Lodge,
Edgefield Lodge, Cumberland Lodge, Hiram and other visiting Lodges,
Phoenix Lodge, Grand Lodge Representatives, hearse with Sir Knights,
pallbearers and family. The line of march was out Summer to Ash,
through Ash to Cherry and out Cherry to the graveyard, on reaching
which the column opened and the line was reversed. The whole affair
was conducted with the utmost decorum and solemnity and was the
largest funeral demonstration that Nashville has witnessed in many
March 15, 1870
Funeral Notice: The friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Malinda E.
Gardner are requested to attend her funeral at the Primitive Baptist
Church today at 10 o’clock a. Services by Dr. J. B. Stephens.
March 19, 1870
Death of a Nashville Editor. Frederick Abrahams, formerly city
editor of the Nashville Democrat, died at St. Vincent Hospital
yesterday morning of consumption, a disease from which he had long
been a patient suffered. He served during the war as Lieutenant in
the 44th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. On his being mustered out of
the service, he settled down in Nashville where he has remained ever
since. Mr. Abrahams was a gentleman of much learning and culture,
generous in disposition, highly esteemed and respected by all with
whom he came in contact, and faithful and efficient in the position
which he occupied. The funeral will take place at 2 o’clock p. m.
today. Friends of the deceased and members of the late Army of the
Cumberland are requested to assemble at the Hospital at the time
April 2, 1870
Died of Apoplexy. William Engelhardt, a well known German citizen
who has resided here for the past eighteen years, died of apoplexy
last Thursday night. His funeral will be preached at 2 o’clock this
afternoon and his remains escorted to their resting place by the
Jackson Lodge of A. D. H. and the German benevolent associations.
April 21, 1870
Died, Adcock. Jennie, age three (see copy)
April 27, 1870
Died Huston N. Britt, age eight months (see copy)
May 31, 1870
Funeral Notice: the friends and acquaintances of J. F. Gheen are
respectfully invited to attend the funeral of his wife at 3 o’clock
p. m. today at his residence, South Cherry Street.
June 10, 1870
Died Robertson. The friends and acquaintances of Miss Lizzie
Robertson are requested to attend her funeral today at 10:30 o’clock
from the residence of her mother, 11 ½ miles from the city on the
Charlotte pike. Divine service by Rev. William Warren.
June 16, 1870
Funeral Notice. Auten. The friends and acquaintances of William T.
Auten are invited to attend the funeral of his sister, Mary A. Auten from his residence, No. 56 Maury street, South Nashville, this
afternoon at 2 o’clock. Divine service by Rev. Dr. J. B. Stephens.
June 22, 1870
Sudden Death. Squire Brien held an inquest yesterday morning upon
the body of Thomas J. Hoftman, an old citizen of Nashville. The jury
returned a verdict that deceased came to his death from apoplexy. He
worked all day Monday at the establishment of Mr. McFarland, ate a
hearty supper and retired about 9 o’clock apparently in good health.
About 3 o’clock yesterday morning, his son who slept with him, heard
a slight moan and asked his father what was the matter. There being
no reply, the son got up, procured a light and found his father
dead. Deceased lived in German town. He leaves five children.
June 23, 1870 (Thursday)
Melancholy Suicide. Elizabeth Davis (see copy)
June 24, 1870
Died, Branch. At the residence of Alexander McKenzie, Esq., in this
city on Tuesday night 21st instant, Mrs. Louisa A. (Magruder)
Branch, relict of late Captain William B. Branch, formerly of
Petersburg, Virginia. Richmond and Petersburg papers please copy.
June 26, 1870
In Memoriam “Lizzie.” in Heaven. Lizzie Southgate (see copy)
June 30, 1870
Death of a Respected Citizen. Charles Sayers (see copy)
June 30, 1870
Died, Charles Sayers (see copy)
July 6, 1870
Died Bain. On the evening of the 5th, Fanny E., infant daughter of
John K. and Sarah L. Bain, aged sixteen months.
July 14, 1870
Died, North. July 13 at twenty minutes past 6 o’clock, Jennie Bell,
daughter of Lyman C. and Susan A. North, aged six years, eight
months and 3 days. Friends of the family are invited to attend the
funeral tomorrow at 3 o’clock at the home, No. 230 South College
July 22, 1870
Died, Pentecost. In this city on the evening of the 21st instant of
whooping cough, Maggie Aiken, youngest daughter of J. F. and E. S.
Pentecost. Service at 3 o’clock this afternoon at the residence, No.
135 North Cherry Street. Service by the Rev. Mr. Warren. The friends
of the family are requested to attend.
July 26, 1870
Thrown From His Buggy. Dr. Harsh was thrown from his buggy in
Edgefield yesterday and badly hurt.
July 28, 1870
Death of an Old Citizen. We learn with sincere regret that the
venerable Dr. Harsh who was thrown from his buggy last Monday, died
yesterday morning at 2:30 o’clock from the injuries received. Doctor
Harsh was one of our oldest citizens - being in his seventy-third
year at the time of his death. He has practiced medicine in
Nashville and vicinity for better than a quarter of a century. He
leaves a widow and ten children to mourn the irreparable loss of a
kind and affectionate husband and father. The deceased was widely
esteemed by his fellow citizens as a just and honest man and a true
citizen. His funeral will take place from the family residence in
Edgefield at 10 o’clock this morning to which his friends and
acquaintances are invited to attend.
August 2, 1870
Died. Linck. At Madison, Indiana on the morning of the 30th ult.,
Mrs. Julia C. Linck, wife of John W. Linck and third daughter of
Isaac and Christiana Le Croix of Nashville, Tennessee. The family
and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral at 9:30
o’clock this morning from 321 North College Street.
August 17, 1870 (Wednesday)
Sudden Death. James B. Conley, one of General Jackson’s body guards,
died very suddenly at the residence of his son in South Nashville
last Saturday evening at 6 o’clock. He was 82 years of age.
August 25, 1870
Died Dorris. At the residence of her son-in-law, W. R. Cornelius, on
the 24th of August, Mrs. Susannah Dorris, in the 78th year of her
age. Her funeral will take place at the Primitive Baptist Church,
South College Street at 3:30 o’clock p. m. today. Divine services by
Rev. J. B. Stephens.
August 25, 1870
Died Wood. Nancy, wife of Isaac H. Wood in the 52nd year of her age.
The friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the
funeral from No. 9 North Market Street at 10 o’clock a. m. today.
August 26, 1870
Death of A. D. Cabler. We regret to announce this morning the death
of this most estimable young man. He died yesterday at his residence
on South Front Street in this city at half past eleven o’clock in
the twenty-sixth year of his age. He was one of our most
enterprising druggists, being member of the well-known wholesale
drug house of Litterer & Cabler on Broad Street. He was connected
for several years with our boating interest, officiating as clerk
and in this, as in all other relations of life, he won hosts of
friends by his kind, gentle deportment. Among business men, his name
was synonym of integrity and but few men of his age had shown more
capacity for the achievement of a brilliant future. His heart was
easily touched by sympathy and his hand was always open to do deeds
of charity. He was a member of every benevolent society in the city
and may truly be said to have gone down as the sun goes down at the
equator, without a shadow, or without a twilight. We sincerely
condole with his relatives in their affliction and can only say to
them that he has gone to that sunny clime where no winding sheets
are ever woven, no funeral kneels rung or graves are ever dug. Blest
land beyond the skies, to reach it we must die. His funeral takes
place this evening at four o’clock at the Elm Street Methodist
Church under the ministerial control of Drs. Sawrie and Warren and
will be attended by the various benevolent societies of this city.
August 26, 1870
Died Majors. At his residence, 367 North College Street, yesterday
morning, Mr. A. Majors. Friends and acquaintances are invited to
attend his funeral at his residence at 2 o’clock this afternoon.
Services by Rev. Dr. Sawrie.
September 11, 1870
Death of Dr. Jo. C. Newnan. (See copy)
September 18, 1870
Funeral Notice: Farrell. The friends and acquaintances of Ernest
Rossier Farrell are invited to attend his funeral from Christ Church
today at 3 o’clock. Services by the Rev. W. J. Ellis.
September 21, 1870
Funeral Invitation. Bradford - The friends and acquaintance of Mr.
and Mrs. John S. Fall are respectfully invited to attend the funeral
of Mr. Frank Bradford, son of Simon Bradford from their residence,
Woodland Street, Edgefield, this morning at 10 o’clock. Services by
Elder P. S. Fall.
September 28, 1870
Died Hummer. Suddenly yesterday morning at the residence of his
brother-in-law, B. F. Brown, C. W. Hummer, in the 41st year of his
age. The friends of the family and deceased are invited to attend
the funeral from B. F. Brown’s residence, No. 64 Summer Street,
opposite the First Baptist Church this p. m. at 3 o’clock. Service
by Elder P. S. Fall.
September 28, 1870
Sudden Death. Mr. Charles Hummer, well known as a merchant in this
city, was found dead in his bed at the house of Mr. B. F. Brown, No.
64 North Summer Street, yesterday morning. He retired between 12 and
1 o’clock on the night previous and it is supposed subsequently died
of heart disease with which he had been afflicted for several years.
Coroner P. W. Brien held an inquest over his remains and the jury
returned a verdict that he came to his death through causes unknown.
Mr. Hummer was a highly respected citizen, had many warm friends and
no enemies. He was, for a long time, an officer of the Blood Horse
September 29, 1870
Funeral Notice: Lawrence. The friends and acquaintances of Ed
Lawrence are invited to attend the funeral of his son, George, from
his residence on Gallatin Pike at 9 o’clock this morning. Divine
services by Rev. Mr. Thompson Jones.
October 13, 1870
Died, Harrison. At her residence, No. 227 South Cherry street on
Wednesday morning, the 12th instant, Mrs. Rebecca Harrison, in the
58th year of her age. Her friends and acquaintances are invited to
attend her funeral from the Central Baptist Church this evening at 1
½ o’clock. Services by Rev. W. G. Inman.
October 15, 1870
Funeral Notice: Heald. The friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Frances
C. Heald are invited to attend her funeral from the Elm Street
church at 10 o’clock this morning. Services by Rev. Dr. Sawrie.
December 4, 1870
Funeral Notice: Tindall. The friends and acquaintances of William C.
and Sarah Tindall are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of
their son, Jesse S. Tindall at 3 o’clock this Sunday afternoon from
the residence of J. S. Strader, No. 82 Fillmore street.
December 17, 1870
Died, Biggs. December 16 at the residence of J. M. Hudson, Wetmore
Street, North Edgefield, Mrs. Sarah Biggs, aged 64 years. The
friends and acquaintances of J. M. and Melissa F. Hudson are
requested to attend her funeral at the North Edgefield Church at 2 ½
o’clock, Sunday, December 8.
December 20, 1870
The W. D. Kernell Murder. The city was thrown into an excited state
at an early hour yesterday morning by the announcement that the Kernell murderers had been captured and brought into the city. The
shock produced by the recital of the brutal deed of last Tuesday
night which ushered the spirit of a feeble old man into eternity and
left two orphans to buffet the world, seemed to be revived by
speculations upon all sorts of rumors, current on the streets. Every
person was on the alert to catch at the least breath of any of the
minute and varied details of the murder and the arrest of the
alleged perpetrators. A live interest was felt and manifested
throughout the day and while at the station house, under the
surveillance of the police, the trio of suspected murderers were
visited by a large number of citizens.
We gleaned the following particulars concerning their arrest and the
gist of the circumstantial evidence which points to them as the
parties responsible for the killing of the old man Kernell. Officer
Puckett having obtained information from parties living in the
Jenkins neighborhood that Henry, Taylor and Robert Jenkins were
suspected of having murdered W. D. Kernell, swore out the following
warrant before Justice Everett. State of Tennessee, Davidson County.
Personally appeared before me, James. Everett, an acting Justice of
the Peace for said county, J. H. Puckett and made oath in the form
of law that the offense of murder in the first degree has been
committed and charging Robert Jenkins, Henry Jenkins and Taylor
Jenkins thereof. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of
December, 1870. James Everett, Justice of the Peace.