July 3, 1901

BURNETT. Fannie, the four year old daughter of Houston Burnett, of Boyd's Creek, died Sunday afternoon and was buried in the Trundle Cemetery Monday.


July 10, 1901

BOWERS. Agness Wickfield, the sweet little daughter of W. A. and Dixie Lee Bowers died Tuesday night, July 2d, 1901, near midnight, at the age of 17 months and one day. She was laid to rest Wednesday afternoon in the Riverside Cemetery. A short but impressive service was conducted by the residence by Rev. W. W. Pyott and H. B. Clapp, and at the grave Rev. W. W. Pyott performed the ritual service of his church.

BULL. Miss Mattie Bull, daughter of W. G. Bull, of the 8th district, died Monday morning, after a brief illness. She was a member of the Baptist Church and was a popular and efficient teacher. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clapp.


July 17, 1901

LOVE. Lola, the sweet little daughter of Andy and Mary Love, who had been quite ill for some weeks died Thursday July 11 at 3 a.m. She was a beautiful friendly child, prized by her parents and esteemed by all who knew her. She was interred in the Alder Branch Cemetery Thursday afternoon. A short, solemn and impressive service was held at the residence by Rev. H. B. Clapp and W. W. Pyott. Services at the Cemetery were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clapp. The little grave was covered with beautiful and fragrant flowers woven into lovely wreaths by loving hands. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all the community.

PATTERSON. Mrs. Martha Patterson, of Greeneville, last child of President Andrew Johnson died Wednesday, July 10, at the home of her son Andrew Johnson Patterson, in her 73rd year having been born Oct. 25, 1828. She was the last of President Johnson's children and was a highly cultured and deservedly popular lady.

GILBERT. Clara, daughter of James Gilbert, of Boyd's Creek, died Wednesday July 10 at 4 p.m., after a brief illness from flux.

MAPLES. Martha Juda, the little daughter of Dan and Polly Maples, died at the home of her grandfather Enoch Hurst Wednesday July 10 at 6 a.m.

MATTHEWS. An infant daughter of J. E. Matthews, of East Fork, died last week.


July 24, 1901

CANNON. Wm. H. Cannon, whose death was mentioned last week, was born March 12, 1817, in the very room in which he died Tuesday morning, July 16th, 1901. When the war of the rebellion broke our in 1861 he was a prominent and successful merchant, farmer, having a stock of goods valued at $10,000, several slaves valued at a thousand dollars each and unlimited credit with the wholesalers of the east. He linked his fortunes with the seceding states. His store and contents went up in flames. His slaves were freed, and when after the close of that bloody conflict, he returned home, he found nothing left but his farm and was compelled to start life anew. But with his characteristic industry and business tact he set to work to adapt himself to the new surroundings and was soon again in good circumstances. Mr. Cannon was twice married and both companions dieing early. He leaves two children, Miss Bettie Cannon, who has made her home with her father and giving him every needed attention through all his declining years, and J. G. Cannon who is well known to our readers as a high-toned gentleman and a successful farmer and trader. Mr. Cannon was one of the most beneficent gentleman of his time, as will be attested by many people who have been the recipients of his beneficence. While a gentleman of refinement and culture, and in favor of morality, he never made a profession of religion until the spring of 1900, when he joined the M. E. Church, South. No one doubts the genuineness of his conversion and many friends rejoice that having left these low grounds of sorrow, he has gone to a brighter, better world above. A solemn and impressive service was held at the residence Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. W. W. Pyott, who was assisted by Revs. Mr. Wallace and D. F. Manly, after which the remains were viewed by many sorrowing relatives and sympathizing friends. He was buried in the Trundle Cemetery near Boyd's Creek, the ritual service of the M. E. Church South, being performed by Rev. W. W. Pyott. The grave was covered with beautiful flowers and relatives and friends turned sorrowfully away. He left his impress upon his country and we feel that the world is better for his having lived in it.

DICKINSON. Colonel Perez Dickinson, of Knoxville, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of East Tennessee, died at his home in Knoxville, Wednesday, July 17, 1901, at 2:18 p.m., in his eighty-ninth year, having been born at Amherst, Mass., Feb. 13th 1813. He was immensely successful in his business enterprises and years ago retired from active business operations, but has always taken a keen interest in everything pertaining to the upbuilding of Knoxville and East Tennessee.

HODGES. Wesley, the sixteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hodges, of the Fourth district, died Tuesday morning, July 16th, 1901, after an illness of ten days from fever. He was interred in the Red Bank Cemetery in the afternoon. The family have our sympathy in this sad bereavement.

OGLE. Sarah, wife of T. S. Ogle, of Knoxville, died at the home of her father, W. W. Webb, of Jay Ell, Friday morning, July 19th, 1901, after a lingering illness from consumption.

BIRD. Mrs. Cam Bird, of Millican, died Friday morning July 19th, 1901.

RICHARDS. Mrs. Anderson Richards, of Millican, died Friday morning, July 19th, 1901.

MOORE. A three month old daughter of Gideon and Ida Moore, of Henry's Cross Roads, died Wednesday afternoon July 17th, 1901, from meningitis.


July 31, 1901

LEAK. John R. Leak, of Catlettsburg, died Wednesday, July 24th, 1901, at 9 p.m., after a lingering illness and was buried in the Alder Branch Cemetery Thursday afternoon with Masonic honors.

McMAHAN. Mary, daughter of Alf McMahan (colored) died Wednesday, July 24th, 1901, at 4 p.m. after a brief illness from fever.

NORTON. Mrs. George Norton, died Thursday morning, July 25, 1901 after a lingering illness from paralysis. She was interred in the Shiloh Cemetery Thursday afternoon, services by Rev. H. B. Clapp.

RENO. Patten Reno, an old and highly respected citizen, died at his home one mile east of town Thursday, July 25th, 1901, at 4 p.m., in his 88th year, having been born Sept. 3d, 1813, he was interred in the River Side Cemetery Friday morning, services by Rev. W. W. Pyott.

WALKER. Lawrence Gibson, the bright little four year old boy of J. L. Walker, of Fair Garden, died at 1 p.m., Friday, July 26th, 1901. Thursday he was playing on the porch at his grandma Walker's when a dog belonging to her which was kept blocked, wrapped the chain around the boy's legs throwing him headlong inflicting a wound of his head from which he died.

BAILEY. Willie Bryan, the infant daughter of Hagan and Cassie Bailey, died Friday afternoon, July 26th, 1901, after an illness of six weeks. She was born Nov. 6th, 1900. She was interred in the Alder Branch Cemetery Saturday morning, services by Rev. H. R. Clapp.

EMERT. Christian, wife of E. M. Emert, of Wear's Valley, died Saturday, July 20th, 1901, at 1:30 a.m., after a brief illness from consumption in her 39th year, having been born Aug. 3d, 1862. She was a member of the M. E. Church and leaves a husband and three daughter. She was interred in the Hatcher Cemetery, Sunday July 21st, services by Revs. J. D. Lawson and E. R. Branam.


August 7, 1901

WALKER. Mary Francis, the four year old daughter of Mrs. A. W. Walker, died Tuesday, July 30th, 1901, at 2 p.m., after a brief illness from scarlet fever. She was interred in the Brabson Cemetery Wednesday morning, services by Rev. W. W. Pyott.

GOSSETT. Henry Gossett, of the 14th district, died Wednesday, July 31st, 1901, at 9 p.m., after a brief illness.

THOMAS. Blanche, the baby of Mrs. Eliza Thomas, relict of P. H. Thomas deceased, died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 1st, 1901, after a brief illness from scarlet fever.

McKINNEY. The four year old daughter of Grant McKinney, (colored) died Tuesday night, July 30th, 1901.

STANTON. Bettie Stanton, an inmate of the county poor house, died Wednesday night, July 30th, 1901. She was near 70 years of age.

OBITUARY. On the 31st of May 1901 death visited our church and claimed for its victim one of its oldest members, Sister Sally Ogle, wife of Thomas Ogle, who have preceded her about 16 years to the home of the soul. Sister Sally Ogle was one of the consistent members of White Oak Flats Church which was constituted in June 1887, she was about 85 years old, she was the mother of 12 children, 5 boys and 7 girls. Sister Sally leaves 11 children behind to mourn the loss of a mother, she was a kind and an affectionate mother, good neighbor, having a great love for everybody, she loved her church always filling her seat. When she was old she suffered great affliction and as she came near to death she almost forgot everything she ever knew but her Savior and Heaven and the place she gained a hope in Christ. Her seat will always be vacant in our church and we will greatly miss her presence, but we hope that our loss will be her eternal gain. Resolved, That this be spread on our church book and a copy be given her children, and sent to our county paper. R. S. Ogle, J. M. McCarter, Com.


August 14, 1901

KEAR. Annie, the two year old daughter of John Kear, Jr., of Harrisburg, died Monday night, Aug. 5th, 1901, after a brief illness from fever.

CONATSER. An infant daughter of Lavater Conatser, of Harrisburg, died Monday night, Aug. 5th, 1901, from fever.

ROBINSON -- Miss -- -- -- -- -, daughter of John Robinson of the 9th district died Friday, Aug. 2nd, 1901, from fever.

BEAMAN. Mrs. Beaman, of Knoxville, who had come to Line Spring in search of health, died at that place Wednesday night, Aug. 7.


August 21, 1901

EARLY. An infant son of W. W. Early, of Harrisburg, died Thursday morning, August 15th, 1901, and was interred in the Murphy Chapel Cemetery Friday morning, services by Rev. W. W. Pyott.

MAPLES. An infant child of William Maples died Wednesday morning, August 14th, 1901.

LANE. Rosco, son of Amanda Lane, of Knoxville, died at the residence of Ben Hall, Thursday, August 15th, 1901.

SNEED. Josie, little daughter of Hattie Sneed, died Wednesday afternoon, August 14th, 1901.

ROMINES. A little son of S. H. Romines, of Allensville, died Friday, Aug. 16th, 1901. It was interred in the Jones Cemetery Saturday, services by Rev. I. H. Reneau and E. M. Wynn.


August 28, 1901.

TROTTER. Adie, wife of A. B. Trotter, of Walden, died Tuesday, Aug. 20th, 1901, after a lingering illness. She was a daughter of I. L. Andes, a member of the M. E. Church, and a lady highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was interred in the Shiloh Cemetery Wednesday, services by Rev. J. B. Seaton and E. M. Wynn. Her husband and four children have the sympathy of the entire community.

THURMAN. Roy, son of J. C. Thurman, Esq., of the 7th district, died Wednesday, Aug. 21st, 1901, after an illness of three days from scarlet fever. Funeral services at Eden Thursday by Rev. I. H. Reneau.

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