Death Notices From the Daily American,
Nashville, Tennessee, for 1876
January 8, 1876
Died - Burns - In this city on the morning of the 7th of January,
1876, Mrs. R. A. Burns, aged 27 years. Her spirit has taken its
flight to a heaven of immortal bliss and happiness, to bloom among
the angels in perennial beauty through the countless cycles of
January 22, 1876
Funeral Notice: the friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Margaret
Wilson are requested to attend the funeral of her son, James Wilson,
at Elm Street Church this morning at 10 o’clock. Service by Rev. W.
M. Green and Felix R. Hill.
January 22, 1876
The Fatal Bridge - A Well Known Nashvillian Killed on a Moving
Freight Train - James A. Wilson. (See copy)
February 5, 1876
Died - Mrs. Theodosia Hobbs. (See copy)
February 8, 1876
Died - McAlister, on the night of the 6th, at the residence of his
niece, Mrs. M. E. Erwin, Samuel D. McAlister, in the 69th year of
his age. The friends and acquaintance of the family are invited to
attend his funeral from the McKendree church this Tuesday evening at
2 ˝ o’clock. Divine service by Revs. Drs. Young and Kelley.
February 15, 1876
Funeral Notice: Miss Addie Forbes (See copy)
February 15, 1876
Sudden Death - Miss Addie Forbes (See copy)
February 17, 1876
Died, Allison - At 3 ˝ p. m., Wednesday, February 16, 1876, Mrs.
Madeline T. Allison, relict of the late Alex Allison, of Nashville,
in the 66th year of her age. Friends and acquaintances are invited
to attend her funeral from the residence of Alex J. Porter, No. 125
South Spruce Street, on Friday morning at 11 o’clock, 18th inst.
Services by Rev. T. A. Hoyte and Rev. A. J. Baird.
February 29, 1876
Love Unto Death - A South Nashville Youth Mad Infatuation - Alfred
Reddick (See copy)
1870 Census: Alfred Reddick, age 11, father, C. P. Reddick, gambler
March 1, 1876
Died, Smith - Yesterday at 3 o’clock, at the residence of her
son-in-law, William Drake, Mrs. Elizabeth P. Smith, in the 60th year
of her age. The friends of the family are invited to attend her
funeral from the residence, No. 130 South Front Street, today at 2
o’clock. Service by he Rev. Felix R. Hill. Evansville, Ind. Papers
March 7, 1876
Funeral Notice: Died at his residence on Church Street, at 10 ˝
o’clock, A. H. Hicks, Sr. in his 63rd year. Services at first
Baptist Church Tuesday evening at 3 o’clock. Services by the pastor,
Dr. T. G. Jones, assisted by Dr. T. O. Summers, Sr. And Dr. J. W.
March 7, 1876
Busy Death - Three Well Known Citizens of Nashville Pass Away.
Deaths has indeed been busy in our midst. Sunday night at half past
10 o'clock, Mr. A. H. Hicks, Sr., and old and highly esteemed
citizen, died at his residence on Church street. The deceased was
born near Raleigh, N.C. in 1814 and was at the time of his death 62
years old. He was educated at Wake forest College near that city,
came to Murfreesboro at the age of 18 and to Nashville at the age of
20 years since which time he had been engaged in wholesale
merchandising. He was a director in the last Board of Exposition
Managers and formerly a director of the Northwestern Railroad.
Though often importuned to run for civil offices, he invaribly
declined to accept nominations. For forty-one sucessive years, he
was elected Librarian and Treasurer of the First Baptist Church
Sunday school. He was one of the original officers of that Sunday
school. The death of Mr. Hicks leaves Dr. Berry the oldest wholesale
merchant in Nashville.
At a Meeting of the Sunday School held yesterday afternoon, Anson
Nelson was called to the chair. The school decided to meet promptly
at 2:30 p. m. today to attend the funeral in a body. Messrs. W. H.
Pohlman, M. R. Pigue and J. L. Weakley were appointed pallbearers.
The school will be draped in mourning. Memorial services will be
held at 9 o'clock next Sunday morning. M. B. Howell, J. L. Weakley
and W. H. Pohlman were appointed a Committee on Resolutions.
The merchants and friends of the deceased met at the Commercial
Insurance office yesterday afternoon. Judge James Whitworth was
called to the chair and Mr. F. A.Shepherd was made Secretary. On
motion of Mr. E. D. Hicks, that a committee of three be appointed to
draft resolutions, the chairman appointed Messrs. F. Furman, C. E.
Hillman, and E. D. Hicks. The committee reported that following the
preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted as the
sense of the meeting:
Whereas, Alfred H. Hicks departed this life at 10:30 o'clock p. m.,
March 5, 1876, we the merchants and business men of Nashville, have
this day assembled to do honor to his memory. Mr. Hicks was a native
of North Carolina but had been engaged in business here for about
forty years during which time no one could utter a word derogatory
to the high character and perfect uprightness of the man. He was
honest in his dealings and prompt in meeting his engagements. As a
friend, he was faithful and true and in his family relations, he was
tender, kind and affectionate. His memory of one so eminently
worthy, therefore, be it
Resolved that in the death of Alfred H. Hicks, this community has
lost a most valuable citizen whose place will not be easily filled.
That we hereby tender to his distressed family our sincere sympathy
in their great affliction and that a copy of thse proceedings be
sent to them and also published in the daily papers. F. Ferman, C.
E. Hillman, E. D. Hicks, Committee.
On motion, Samuel Kinkade, E. D. Hicks, William Porter and John M.
Gray were appointed pallbearers to co-operate with others to be
appointed by the First Baptist Church. It was then moved and carried
unanimously that the merchants attend the remains from the residence
to the church in a body. The meeting was adjourned. James Whitworth,
(The other two were not buried at the City Cemetery)
March 8, 1876
Funeral of the late A. H. Hicks. The funeral of the late A. H. Hicks
at the First Baptist Church yesterday afternoon was largely attended
by the Sabbath school, of which he was an officer, by a numerous
delegation of the merchants of the city and a large representation
of the friends and acquaintances of the deceased. Conducted by the
Reverend Drs. T. O. Summers, Sr., J. B. Lindsley and T.G. Jones, the
service was most solemn and impressive. In the outset of the sermon,
Dr. Jones said that, at the request of the deceased, he would
deliver no eulogy. "Although," said the pastor, "he had never
connected himself with the church militants, he had been connected
with the Sabbath school as an officer for more than forty years, and
he lived a life devoted to the interests of the church." Dr. Jones
explained that Mr. Hicks had never connected himself to the church
because he had the highest ideal of what a Christian life should be
and had seen too often those who were professed followers of Christ
fall short of that ideal.
March 28, 1876
HOOD - Died in Edgefield at 3 o'clock Sunday morning, Capt. Chesley
Hood, aged 68. Friends and acquaintances of the family are invited
to attend the funeral this Tuesday morning from Elm Street Church at
eleven o'clock. Services by Rev. Felix R. Hill.
March 29, 1876
Died - Edmondson - On Saturday evening at half past nine o'clock,
Mrs. Matilda Edmondson, wife of John K. Edmondson. Friends of the
family are invited to attend her funeral from Christ church today,
Tuesday, at half past two o'clock.
April 16, 1876
Died - Kirby - At his late residence, No. 335 South Cherry Street at
15 minutes to 11 o'clock last night of pneumonia, Elias R. Kirby,
aged 61 years, 9 months and 7 days. The funeral service will take
place tomorrow, Monday evening , April 17, at 2 o'clock from the
Central Baptist church. Divine service by M. H. Lane and W. A.
Nelson. Thus has passed away one of earth's purest men. He died as
he had lived - peacefully, quietly. With a firm faith in God, he
passed from earth to rest for aye and to enjoy that bliss vouchsafed
to all who put their trust in Him who doeth all things well.
Gallatin Examiner please copy.
April 20, 1876
Died -Knowles - Wednesday, 19th inst, at 11 o'clock p. m., Mrs. L.
D., wife of Joseph B. Knowles, in the 65th year of her age. Funeral
at the First Baptist church at 3 1/2 o'clock this Thursday
June 18, 1876
Death of Major Arthur Rutledge. The many friends of Major Arthur
Middleton Rutledge in this city will be shocked to hear of his
sudden death at Sewanee yesterday morning. His remains will be
brought here for interment. Major Rutledge was a graduate of West
Point and served as Captain of the First Tennessee (Confederate)
artillery during the war. He was a grandson of Edward Rutledge, one
of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and was a
brother-in-law of Francis B. Fogg, Esq. of this city.
July 1, 1876
Died, Wells - This morning at his residence, 275 N. High Street,
James L. Wells in the 21st year of his age. Due notice will be given
of his funeral.
July 2, 1876
The Late J. L. Wells. The late J. L. Wells, a member of Vanderbilt
Lodge, No 79, Knights of Honor and of the Pale Faces, was buried
last Sunday by Orders to which he belonged. It was the first time
that the funeral ceremony of the Knights of Honor had been performed
in this city. Mr. Wells was the second member to die since the Order
was established here. When the first died, the Order was not very
strong at the time and the funeral ceremonies were not performed.
The ceremony is a very impresive one. Mr. Wells was Past Grand
Dictator of the State. He was also a Sachem in one of the tribes of
the Improved Order of Red men. He was a native of Nashville and was
for a long time the engineer at the Nashville Gas Works.
July 12, 1876
A Sad Case of Drowning - Hugh Morrow (See copy of notice)
July 13, 1876
Young Morrow. His Body Recovered Yesterday Afternoon (See copy of
July 13, 1876
Funeral Notice: The friends and acquaintances of W. H. Morrow and
wife are invited to attend the funeral of their son, Hugh Cox
Morrow, from Tulip Street Church this morning at 9 o'clock. Divine
service by Rev. J. P. McFerrin and Drs. Summers, Young and Sharpe.
July 21, 1876
Death of a Well Known Railroad Man. T. A. Knowles, foreman of the
Decator shops, died yesterday. He was the son of C. B. Knowles who
is known among mechanics throughout the state. Crape was ordered to
be placed on the locomotives out of respect to the memory of the
July 30, 1876
Died - Patton. Suddenly on the evening of the 28th near Beech Grove,
Coffee County at the home of Gen. B. F. Cheatham, Miss Mary E.
Patton, aged 50 years.
August 3, 1876
Funeral Notice: The friends and acquaintances of the family are
requested to attend the funeral of Fielding Fields next Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. Further notice will be given.
August 3, 1876
Death of An Old Citizen. Fielding Fields died at his late residence
yesterday after a brief illness at the age of 67 years. He had
occupied three or four chairs in the Order of Pale Faces and was a
member of the Supreme Camp of the World. All the camps in this
vicinity will attend his funeral in a body. The deceased was the
father of Mrs. B. H. Stief now on a visit East with her husband.
They were informed by telegraph of the sad event and left New York
at once for home.
August 4, 1876
Funeral Notice: The friends of the late John Pike are respectfully
invited to attend his funeral from his late residence near Buena
Vista Springs this morning at 9 o'clock.
August 6, 1876
Funeral Notice: The friends and acquaintances of Fielding Fields are
respectfully invited to attend his funeral from the First Baptist
Church this Sunday evening at 3 o'clock. Services by Rev. L.B. Fish.
August 8, 1876
Died, Randall - At 6 o'clock and 50 minutes, August 7, at his
residence, 335 South Spruce street, in this city, David Randall, at
the age of 75 years. The funeral will take place from the residence,
as above, at 3 o'clock p. m. today, August 8 to which friends and
acquaintances are respectfully invited. Services by Rev. Felix R.
Hill and Rev. M. H. Lane.
August 9, 1876
Death of Justice P. W. Maxey (See copy of notice)
August 10 1876
Funeral of Justice P. W. Maxey. The funeral services of the late
Justice P. W. Maxey were held at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon in
Hobson's Chapel. The services were conducted by Rev. Drs. Kelley,
McFerrin, Peebles and Bishop Mctyeire. At the conclusion of these
services, the Knights Templar took charge of the body, and their
rites were performed by Right Eminent Sir M. B. Howell and Sir
George S. Blackie, Reclate. The remains were then removed to the
City Cemetery and deposited in a vault where the burial ceremonies
were performed by the Edgefield Lodge. A long cortege of the best
citizens witnessed the last sad rites.
August 17, 1876
B. F. Brown - I. O. O. F. --- Funeral Notice (See copy of notice)
August 17, 1876
Death of an Old Citizen - B. F. Brown (See copy of notice)
August 18, 1876
Funeral of the Late B. F. Brown. The funeral services of the late B.
F. Brown were largely attended yesterday afternoon from his late
residence on Summer street. There was a full attendance of Trabue
Lodge I. O. O. F. and members of other lodges. Rev. Dr. Fall and
DeWitt conducted the services which were impressively beautiful,
especially at the grave where the last tribute was paid by the I. O.
O. F. and by Mr. DeWitt in a few touching remarks. These exercises
were followed by a beautiful song by the choir. The following
gentlemen were the pall bearers; Robert Thompson, J. L.Weakley,
Henry Hensley, Dr. William Barry, J. H. Curry, W. C. Handley and P.
August 29, 1876
Died, Copeland - In this city on Sunday evening, 27th inst., Matthew
J. Copeland, son of Mrs. S. P.Copeland, in the 21th year of his age.
The funeral will take place this Tuesday evening at 3 o'clock from
the Elm Street Church. Friends of the family are respectfully
invited to attend. Service by Rev. Felix R. Hill. Interment in City
September 8, 1876
Died - Kuhn. On Thursday evening the 7th ult.at 5 minutes of 7
o'clock, Mrs. Cecilia Kuhn. Her funeral will take place from her
late residence, corner of Bilbo Avenue and Granny White Pike today,
Friday, at 3 p. m. Service by Dr. Thompson at the residence.
September 26, 1876
Died - Colthart. In this county at 1 o'clock p. m. on the 25th inst,
John Coltart in the 58 year of his age.
October 14, 1876
Died - Ewing. At Gainesville, Florida on the 10th inst., Mr. Orville
Ewing, Sr. in his 71st year. The friends and acquaintances of the
family are respectfully invited to attend his funeral this Saturday
morning at 10 1/2 o'clock. Services by Elder P. S. Fall at the grave
in the City Cemetery, South Cherry street.
October 27, 1876
Died - Foster. At the residence of B. F. Cockrill near this city on
the 26th inst, at 12 o'clock, James H. Foster, age 78 years and 26
days. The funeral will take place this Friday evening at 2 1/2
o'clock from the Christian Church. Service by Rev. Phillip S. Fall.
October 27, 1876
Still another Old citizen Gone. James H. Foster (See copy of notice)
November 12, 1876
Died - Rubin. After an illness of 48 hours, Mrs. S. H. Rubin.
Funeral will take place from her late residence, No. 111 Demonbreun
street this Sunday evening at 3 o'clock. The friends of the family
are respectfully invited to attend. Service by Rev. T. G. Jones.
November 14, 1876
Died - Gale. Fell asleep in Jesus on the morning of November 13,
Josephine, youngest daughter of Catherine Polk and William D. Gale,
aged 9 years, 9 months and 21 days. "Asleep in Jesus! peaceful rest!
Whose waking is supremely blest; No fear, no woe shall dim that hour
that manifests the Savior's power." The funeral will take place
today from Christ Church at 10 1/2 a. m. Divine service by Rev.
November 26, 1876
Death of a distinguished Naval Officer. Capt. Paul Shirley, of the
United States Navy, died very suddenly at half past 2 o'clock,
Friday afternoon, on board a train of cars near Dennison, Ohio,
while en route from Philadelphia to Memphis, on a visit to his
family. He death was the result of a severe cold contracted while on
Court martial duty in Philadelphia. The deceased was from Glasgow,
Ky., once resided in Nashville, and was in the fifty-fifth year of
his age. He entered the Navy nearly forty years ago and had been in
active service up to the time of his death. His remains reached here
at 6:30 o'clock yesterday evening and will be interred in the family
burying ground at the City Cemetery.
December 14, 1876
Died - Alexander. At 8 o'clock yesterday morning, Mrs. Capt. J. N.
Alexander, after a lingering illness, in this city. Her funeral will
take place from the residence of John T. Price, No. 60 South Union
Street, this morning at 10 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are
invited. Services by Rev. Dr. McNeilly.
December 23, 1876
Died - Alley. On the 22nd inst, at 10 o'clock a. m. of paralysis,
Mary, wife of the late Joseph Alley, aged 68 years. The friends of
the family are invited to attend her funeral from the residence of
her son, A.W. V. Alley, No. 309, South Summer Street at 2 o'clock p.
m. Saturday. Prayers by Rev. F. R. Hill.
December 24, 1876
Died - Bateman. At his residence, 33 Murray street, at 7: 15 a. m.,
December 23, Capt. John L. Bateman, in the 53rd year of his age.
Funeral services by Elder J. B. Stevens at 2 1/2 p. m. today, Sunday,
at the Primitive Baptist Church, South College Street. Interment at
the City Cemetery.
December 24, 1876
Funeral Notice: The funeral of Miss Emma H. Atkinson will take place
from the residence of her parents, H S. and Charlotte Atkinson, No.
110 South Summer street, at 2 p. m. today, Rev. Dr. Kelley