DEATH NOTICES FROM
THE NASHVILLE REPUBLICAN BANNER FOR 1856
January 3, 1856
OBITUARY - Mrs. Nancy Barry, the venerable wife of our aged friend,
W. L. Barry, departed this life yesterday in Todd County, Ky,
whither she had gone on a visit to her sister. Mrs. Barry was in the
68th year of her age. She had been a member of the Methodist Church
for a quarter century past and was a pious christian who always
endeavored so to live as to let the light of her example be felt,
and to make sure of the rich reward which she has, full of years,
gone to reap. She died away from her children and from the husband
to whom she gave her heart in her early years and with whom she took
life's path for more than forty years. To the former the loss is
great but how much greater to the old man almost on the verge of the
grave, this sudden sundering of the ties which so long bound him to
the ever loved partner of his bosom. May God in his mercy give him
consolation and enable him to meet her in that land where moth doth
not corrupt and sorrow is not felt.
January 4, 1856
IN MEMORIAM - Died on Sunday, 30th inst, of membranous croup, Alice
Louise, youngest daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Fall, aged
eight years, eight months and ten days. Gentle, modest and
intelligent, little Alice was the pride and darling of the home
circle, which has been thus deprived of so bright an ornament, just
as the graces of mind and person were being developed to the delight
of all who knew her. "Whom God loves die young" was said by wise men
of old and in the death of this beloved child, we see too plainly
its truth. Gifted with those amiable qualities which rendered her so
interesting to all, she was more particularly endeared to those to
whom her loss is so severely felt. Hushed forever is the music of
that voice which so oft gladened the hearts of her parents and
stilled in death, the echo of her footsteps. But while we mourn her
untimely loss, we are not without hope, for the Saviour has said
"suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of
such is the kingdom of heaven."
January 10, 1856
Death of Thomas Claiborne (See Obituary on page 86)
January 13, 1856
Died in this place, Friday, 4th inst, Mary Margaret, infant daughter
of Mr. J. Humphrey.
February 12, 1856
Killed - J. F. Spotswood (See Copy on page 86)
March 23, 1856 (Sunday)
Died at his residence in this city yesterday morning at 6 o'clock,
C. J. P.Wharton. His funeral will take place from the Third
Presbyterian Church this Sunday evening at 3 o'clock.
March 25, 1856
Died in this city yesterday, Ida, daughter of Thomas A. and
Henrietta McCall, aged 2 years, 4 months and 11 days. The friends of
the deceased are invited to attend the funeral this Tuesday evening
from their residence, No. 27, South High Street.
March 26, 1856
Obituary for C. J. Fox Wharton (See Copy on page 86)
April 5, 1856
Death of Mrs. Francis A. Gilchrist (See Death notice on page 86)
April 10, 1856
Accident - Jacob Glaze (See Copy on page 86)
May 5, 1856
Fatal Affray - Harrison (See Copy on page 86)
May 5, 1856
Obituary for Philip S. Woodson (See Obituary on page 89)
May 11, 1856
The friends and acquaintances of Maj. Timothy W.Gilman are invited
to attend the funeral of his son, Henry C. Gilman at 10 o'clock, a.
m. this morning from the residence of Charles F. Wright on Cherry
Street, opposite Love's store.
May 15, 1856
Died on the 12th inst, Willie Win Bosom, infant son of E. A. And A.
H. Herbert, aged four months.
May 28, 1856
The friends and acquaintances of W. K. McAlister are invited to
attend the funeral of his wife, Frances R. McAlister, this Wednesday
evening at 5 o'clock from his residence on McGavock Street. Divine
service by Rev. C. D. Elliott.
July 1, 1856
Died in this city on the 28th inst of apoplexy, Robert Farquharson,
Esq., in the 80th year of his age.
July 4, 1856
Tribute of Respect to the Late Dr. Robert M. Porter (see copy on
July 16, 1856
Homicide -Louis Kincaid (See Copy on page 89) (He is listed as S. C.
Kincaid in the Cemetery Book but the microfilm reads "killed by
James Taylor, buried Cherry Street.")
July 29, 1856
Distressing Occurrence - Nathan E. Garner (See copy on page 89)
September 6, 1856
Another victim - Concealed Weapons - William Pacaud (See copy on
October 4, 1856
Man Found Dead - Thomas Gray (See copy on page 89)
October 8, 1856
Died in the city on the night of the 4th inst, Mrs. Elizabeth M.,
wife of Thomas Wells, in the 33 year of her age.
October 17, 1856
Obituary of Hon John S. Marling (See Obituary and Death Notice on
October 19, 1856
Died Mr. Thomas Murray Vance (See death notice on page 91)
October 21, 1856
Sudden Death - Suspicious Circumstances - Mrs. Frizer, wife of
Frederick Frizer (See Copy on page 91) (This may be Mary Feysel (46)
who died October 20, 1856 and is buried in the City Cemetery.)
October 21, 1856
Manslaughter - George Taylor (See copy on page 91)
October 24, 1856
Discharged - Frederick Frizer (See copy on page 91) (I believe this
may be Mary Feysel (46) listed in the Cemetery book. Cause of death
on the microfilm reads unknown. She is buried on Maple Street.)
November 8, 1856
Died on Friday morning the 7th inst, Bolling, infant son of Mr.
Joseph Vaulx of this vicinity. The friends and acquaintances of the
family are invited to attend the funeral from the residence of Mr.
Vaulx on the Franklin Turnpike.
November 9, 1856
The friends of William A. and C. M. Eichbaum are requested at attend
the funeral of their son, D. Stearns Eichbaum from their residence,
31st North Vine Street at 2 o’clock today (Sunday) November 9.
Divine service by the Rev. W. H. Bayliss.
November 11, 1856
Death - Mrs. Hannahretta Norvell (See copy on page 91)
December 9, 1856
Died on the eve of 7th inst of scarlett fever, Susan Fuller, infant
daughter of Irby and Julia Morgan.
December 14, 1856
Died in this city on Friday evening, the 12th inst., William E.
West, Jr., son of John B. West, aged 37 years.