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October 3, 1900

Catlett -- Mrs. Dollie Ann Catlett, of Melee, relict of the late Rev. James E. Catlett, died Thursday, Sept. 20th, 1900, at 6 o'clock p.m., after a lingering illness, have not walked a step in over two years. She was abut 70 years of age. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Providence, and was a lady highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was interred in the Providence Cemetery Friday afternoon, services by Rev. N. B. Brock.

October 17, 1900

Henry -- Alfred Henry, of Jones' Cove, an old and highly respected citizen died Thursday afternoon Oct. 11.

Caton -- Mary, wife of H. B. Caton, died Thursday afternoon Oct. 11, after a lingering illness from consumption. She was a devoted and loving wife, a kind and indulgent mother and obliging neighbor and a consecrated Christian lady She leaves a a husband and five children who sadly mourn the loss of their dearest and best friend. She was interred in the Caton Cemetery Friday afternoon services by Rev. S. F. Paine.

October 24, 1900

Wilson -- William L. Wilson, author of the Wilson Tariff bill, died at Lexington, Va, quite suddenly Wednesday Oct. 17th.

Benson -- Nancy Jane, wife of B. F. Benson of the fifteenth district, died Saturday morning Oct. 20 at 3 o'clock, after a lingering illness from fever. She was interred in the Millican Grove Cemetery Sunday morning, services by Rev. Sam C. Atchley. Mr. Benson, together with several of his children are on the sick list.

Maples -- G. R. Maples, Sr., of Harrisburg, died Monday Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. He has been an invalid for several years, but through all these years he bore his afflictions with a Christian patience and forbearance that has never been surpassed. He was a soldier in the Civil War where he contracted the disease which finally produced his death. He was an exemplary citizen, a Christian gentleman, an affectionate and devoted husband, a kind and indulgent father. The funeral will be held today.

October 31, 1900

Sherman -- John Sherman, the ???? remarkable character on the stage of American politics died at his Washington residence, Monday, October 22.

Murphy -- Mrs. Ollie Murphy, of the ?? District, died Saturday morning, October 27th, at 3 o'clock after a lingering illness from consumption.

Hardin -- Hugh, the babe of Willie and Lillie Hardin, died Sunday morning, Oct. 28, quite suddenly, suffering from membranous croup and pneumonia. He was five months and 22 days old.

Allen -- Wesley Allen, colored (known as Tot) died Sunday, October 28, about noon, from fever.

Kear -- Mell, infant son of Joel and Fannie Kear, of Henderson's Springs, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 28.

November 7, 1900

Duggan -- Joseph Duggan, of Banner, died Wednesday night Oct. 31. He had had a severe case of fever but was considered convalescent and have been discharged by his physician. A relapse is supposed to have been brought on by eating too much. He leaves a wife and three small children.

Thomas -- Mrs. Lititie Thomas, wife of Henry Thomas, of Millican, died Friday Nov. 2, after a brief illness from fever. Mr. Thomas is prostrated and not expected to survive.

November 14, 1900

Runyan -- A. A. Runyan, one of Sevier county's noblest citizens, died at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8. He had been ill for a few weeks and death was expected by all who knew of his affliction, but many did not know of his sickness until apprised of his death. He was born Nov. 24, 1822 and had he lived sixteen days longer he would have been seventy-eight years old. November 17th, 1852, he was married to Abigail J. McMahan, with whom he lived happily until his death. Unto them were born ten children, five of whom survive him, three of them died in childhood and two after they were grown and married. In young manhood he professed religion, and joined the Baptist church and lived a Christian life until his death. He was an exemplary citizen, honest in all his dealings, obliging to all his neighbors, accommodating and indulgent to the poor, kind, affectionate and devoted to his family, loved and respected by all who knew him. Without solicitation on his part he was chosen to fill several public positions, and he always tried to do his duty. He was interred in the Shiloh cemetery, Friday afternoon, funeral services by Rev. W. W. Pyott. His loving companion and devoted children, have our sympathy in this sad hour and may they all so live that they may meet him in the better land.

Thomas -- Henry Thomas, of Millican, died Wednesday night, Nov. 7. He had had the fever, but was considered convalescent, but Mrs. Thomas, who was also suffering from fever died. The loss of his companion and anxiety for his sons who are in the army, brought on nervous prostration, from which he never rallied.

November 21, 1900

Ogle -- Aaron Ogle, of Sugarville, died Wednesday, October 31, from chronic diseases, which have haunted him ever since his return from the civil war.

December 5, 1900

Campbell -- Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell, of Jones cove, died Thursday night Nov. 22, 1900 at the advanced age of 78. She was buried in the Henry Cemetery Saturday.

McMahan -- A small boy of Wash McMahan (colored) died Monday November 26.

Romines -- A seventeen year old son of Abel Romines died Monday, November 26.

Sarrett -- Frances Sarrett, of Catlettsburg, died Thursday evening, November 29th at 7 p.m., at the advanced ago of eighty-nine years, having been born Feb. 14, 1812. She was interred in the Alder Branch Cemetery, Friday afternoon, services by Rev. L. Cunningham.

Smith -- Rebecca, wife of George Smith living two miles south-east of Sevierville, died Saturday night December 1, about 11 o'clock after a lingering illness. She leaves a husband and four small children. She was interred Sunday afternoon, services by E. M. Wynn.

Brown -- Elijah Brown, one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens dies at his home of New Street Tuesday, December 4, shortly after ten a.m. He had been quite ill and death was expected. He leaves an affectionate wife and two loving daughters who have watched over him devotedly in his affliction. He was a christian gentleman and the world is better that he lived in it.

December 19, 1900

Trotter -- A fifteen pound boy was born at Esq. and Mrs. N. E. Trotter Tuesday morning, Dec. 11th. It was dead born.

Benson -- Jane Benson, of Wear's Valley, died Thursday night, Dec. 13th, after a lingering illness from consumption. She was a daughter of John Benson and was about 23 ? years of age.

Mitchell -- Dandridge, Dec. 13 -- Honr. J. Mitchell, one of the most prominent citizens of Jefferson County died here today, aged 87. He was a man of considerable wealth which he had accumulated by great industry and frugality. He had never been a politician, but represented Jefferson county in the lower house of the general assembly, about ten years ago. He was a Mason and a member of the Methodist Church. The funeral was held on Friday at 2 p.m. with Masonic honors.

Chance -- Mrs. Margaret Chance, of Middle Creek, died Wednesday night Dec. 12th, after a brief from la grippe and pneumonia. She was interred in the Middle Creek Cemetery Friday morning, services by Rev. A. B. McKenzie and W. M. Wynn. She was born Oct. 24th, 1829, and was at the time of her death past ? years of age. In childhoods tender years she professed religion and joined the M. E. Church of which she lived a consecrated member until death. She married Anderson Chance, with whom she lived happily until the breaking out of the Civil War, when he left home never to return. He joined the federal army, and died while in the service. Unto them were born five children, three of whom are dead. Two daughter Mrs. John Ogle, of Middle Creek, and Mrs. J. F. Stott, of Pigeon Forge, survive. Mrs. Chance was a model woman. Left a widow, she struggled hard to raise her children and give them a prominent place in society. She was a kind and obliging neighbor, even ministering to the wants of the sick and those in distress. Her place in the homes of her daughters, in the church and in the community will be greatly missed.

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