Death Notices From the
Nashville Republican Banner for 1873
(except when otherwise credited)
January 10, 1873
Died. OHLY. In this city, last night, at half-past 11 o’clock,
MRS. MARGARET OHLY, wife of JOHN OHLY.. Her remains will be
buried this evening at 2 o’clock from the residence of Mr.
Dismukes, No. 43 South Cherry Street.
January 18, 1873
DEATH OF ROBINSON YEATMAN. ROBINSON YEATMAN died yesterday at
the advanced age of seventy-two years. The deceased was born
in Kentucky but came to this city in early youth. He was
identified here with the bank of Yeatman & Woods, the first
enterprise of the kind ever established in Tennessee. After
operating the Tennessee Iron Works for some time, he went to
New Orleans where he was recognized as one of the largest
tobacco and cotton merchants in the United States. He
continued his residence in New Orleans until about three years
ago when he was stricken down with paralysis and subsequently
brought here and tenderly cared for until his death by his
relatives. Mr. Yeatman was a man of genial temperament and
made hosts of friends who deeply deplore his loss.
Died, YEATMAN. In this city on the 17th, ROBINSON YEATMAN, of
New Orleans, aged 72 years. The funeral will take place at the
residence of his brother, HENRY T. YEATMAN, No. 35 West Gay
street, West Nashville, Sunday, January 19 at 2:30 p.m.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend.
Services by Rev. William Graham. Carriages will leave Curry’s
at 2 o’clock. New Orleans paper please copy.
January 26, 1873
Died, LAMANSKI. On Friday, 24th of heart disease, MRS. E. J.
LAMANSKI. The friends and acquaintances are invited to attend
her funeral from Christ Church on Sunday at 2:30 o’clock p.m.
Services by Dr. Graham.
February 9, 1873
Funeral Notice. JONES. The funeral of the late JAMES S. JONES will take place from the Edgefield Presbyterian Church at 2
o’clock this Saturday afternoon. Services by Revs. J. H. Rice
and J. D. Kirkpatrick.
February 28, 1873
Died, THOMPSON. At the residence , 189 South Vine Street,
yesterday morning, ANNA BRYCE, infant daughter of EDO. J. AND
MATTIE THOMPSON, aged 23 days.
March 7, 1873
Died, JOHNS. Died March 6, 1873 JOHANNA, daughter of J. G.
and NANNIE JOHNS, aged 7 weeks and 3 days. The friends and
acquaintance of the family are respectfully invited to attend
the funeral from their residence, corner Foster and Stewart
street, North Edgefield at 1 o’clock.
March 18, 1873
Died TAIT. On Sunday morning, the 16th instant of spinal
meningitis at the residence of MR. AND MRS. JAMES WOODS, their
grandson, ERWIN TAIT, son of ROBERT AND MARY JANE TAIT of South
Alabama, in the nineteenth year of his age. The funeral will
take place at the Christian Church Tuesday afternoon at 3
o’clock. Service by the Rev. Phillip S. Fall.
OBITUARY NOTICE (probably from Camden (Wilcox Co.) Alabama
Died in Nashville, Tennessee of spinal meningitis at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. James Woods, their grandson, Erwin
Tait, son of Robert and Mary Jane Tait of this county, in the
19th year of his age. Erwin was born in Wilcox county. He was
in the senior class of the Nashville Military School. He was
stricken down, full of life and hope. It is sad for the old to
die when they have lived out their allotted days and we know
before hand that their end was near but when death lays his icy
hand on the young and leaves vacant the chair that was filled
by the pride of the household, it makes us full of sorrow and
nothing but the strongest faith can influence bereaved to say,
“Thy will not mine be done.” Erwin’s amiable disposition had
endeared him to many friends beyond the family circle and his
intellect, culture, moral character and manly qualities
justified them in predicting him for a bright manhood. He was
regarded by all who know him as a young man of whom Wilcox
might well be proud. His untimely death is never alluded to in
our community without expressions of the deepest sympathy for
the bereaved parent. May this path of sorrow “lead them to the
land, where sorrow is unknown.”
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT. At a large assembly of students convened
yesterday at the University of Nashville, Mr. J. Thompson
Plunkett was called to the chair. The President, in a few
beautiful and appropriate remarks announced the object of this
meeting to be the drafting of resolutions expressive of the
sorrow and regret experienced in the irreparable loss of a
respected friend and associate, ERWIN TAIT, of Camden, Alabama.
A committee appointed or this purpose made the following
A single week has hardly elapsed since ERWIN TAIT moved among
us, healthy, strong and flush with all the ennobling hopes of a
budding manhood; now, alas, he lies before us in the
unrelenting grasp of death. He was a young man of spotless
honor and decided character. While a dignified reserve ever
marked his career, there are few among us so universally
admired for their accuracy, talents and purity.
WHEREAS, In the dispensation of an Allwise Providence, our
friend and fellow student has been stricken from our class roll
call forever and has gone to the silent land of the hereafter.
We, the students of the University of Nashville, offer these
resolutions as tribute to his memory.
RESOLVED, That we deeply lament his loss.
RESOLVED, That he was one of the brightest stars that ever
shone over this University and whose early eclipse has left in
the hearts of all who knew him dark shades of grief that the
genial sun of spring cannot dispel and time itself can only
soften, not obliterate.
RESOLVED, that as a scholar and student he had no superior.
RESOLVED, That we attend the funeral in a body and wear a badge
of mourning for our deceased friend.
RESOLVED, That the Nashville papers be requested to publish
these resolutions and that a copy be sent to his family. C. P.
Curd, J. L. Underwood, J. M. T. Hamilton, Committee.
University of Nashville, March 17, 1873. “Camden Vindicator:
March 22, 1873
DEATH OF JUSTICE WILKINSON. JUSTICE WILKINSON died yesterday
after a brief illness. He occupied the positions of Deputy
Sheriff, Alderman in the South Nashville Board of Alderman
before the annexation of that portion of the city as Alderman
and Councilman of the city, as Deputy City Marshal, President
of the Board of Alderman, Recorder and Justice of the Peace.
The City Council will meet at 7 ½ o’clock tonight and the
Magistrates at noon today to make arrangement to attend the
funeral of the deceased.
March 22, 1873
Died DALLAS. At Pensacola, Florida on the 21st instant, MRS.
ELLA A. DALLAS, wife of CAPTAIN T. B. DALLAS, of Nashville,
March 23, 1873
Died, HUNTER. On the 22nd of March, 1873 MRS. ELIZABETH S.
HUNTER, wife of W. A. HUNTER, of this city, aged 37 years.
Services at the house Sunday morning, 23rd at half-past 9
March 25, 1873
THE LATE JUSTICE WILKINSON. The funeral of the late JUSTICE
WILKINSON was largely attended Sunday afternoon, not less than
one thousand people being present. His late residence, the
yard and the street opposite were filled with friends and
acquaintances. The Order of the Odd Fellows was largely
represented. The Mayor, members of the City Council and the
police force were also present. His funeral was preached by
Rev. Dr. Young. His body was accompanied to the grave in the
City Cemetery by a large number of people.
March 27, 1873
Died DIX. At her residence, 307 South Summer Street at 2 ½
o’clock p. m., March 26, MRS. MARY DIX, wife of CAPTAIN WILLIAM
DIX, in the sixty-third year of her age. The friends and
acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral from the
residence, as above, on Friday, 28th instant at 2 o’clock p. m.
Services by Rev. J. D. Kirkpatrick.
March 30, 1873
Died TRAUERNICHT. On the 29th instant, AUGUSTA TRAUERNICHT,
daughter of HENRY TRAUERNICHT, aged 6 years, 7 months and 5
days. Her funeral will take place from her father’s residence
on College between Jefferson and Madison streets, at 1 o’clock
April 3, 1873
Horrible Accident. The following special dispatch was received
by us last night. Special dispatch to the Republican Banner.
Stevenson, Ala, April 2. JAMES LANGFORD, of Nashville, a
brakeman on the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, aged
nineteen years, while dodging a chip thrown at him by another
train hand as the train was leaving Bolivar wood-yard, lost his
balance and fell under a car. Two wheels passed over his
abdomen, mashing him in a dreadful manner. Strange to say, he
did not lose consciousness although his pulse immediate ceased
and lived three hours in great agony.
April 8, 1873
Died, ALLEY. At 5 o’clock a. m., April 7 at the residence, 309
South Summer Street, MRS. RUTH ALLEY, deceased, in the 96th
year of her age. The funeral will take place from the
residence as above this Tuesday evening at 2 o’clock to which
friends are invited. Services by Rev. Dr. Young.
April 12, 1873
Died, RAIRDEN. In this city yesterday, 11th instant, MARY,
wife of JOHN S. RAIRDEN, aged 22 years. The friends and
acquaintances of the family are invited to attend her funeral
this evening at 2 o’clock from the residence, No. 282 North
Front Street. Divine services by Rev. Dr. A. J. Baird.
Cincinnati Commercial please copy.
April 18, 1873
Died, SMITH. At his residence, No. 206 South Summer Street at
5 o’clock a. m. on the 17th instant, WILLIAM HY SMITH in the
54th year of his age. The funeral will take place today,
Friday, at 3 o’clock p. m. from the McKendree Church to which
friends are invited. Services by Rev. Dr. Kelley.
April 30, 1873.
Died, CONNER. See Original Notice.
May 9, 1873
Death of a Nashville Printer. GEORGE BECK, well known in
Nashville, died yesterday, after a long illness, at the age of
forty-five. A Bavarian by birth, he was a citizen of Tennessee
for over thirty years and was universally esteemed for his
modest demeanor and general amiability. He will be buried at 2
o’clock today by the Typographical Union of which he was a long
and faithful member.
June 5, 1873
Died, HOUGH. Died at his residence, No 23 South High Street,
T. J. HOUGH, SR., about 70 years of age. The funeral will take
place this evening at 4 o’clock at his late residence. Rev.
D.C. Kelley officiating. Dr. Mences was called to see MR.
HOUGH, a man of exceedingly frail physique and seventy years of
age, at half-past one o’clock. Although attacked early before
breakfast, he, HOUGH, had done nothing to arrest the disease
until he, Dr. Mences had prescribed for him.
June 8, 1873
Died, CARTWRIGHT. At 9 p. m. June 7, MRS. MARTHA CARTWRIGHT,
wife of CAPTAIN JOHN T. CARTWRIGHT, at his residence South
College Street. Her friends and acquaintances are invited to
attend her funeral at her husband’s residence at 3 o’clock this
evening. Services by the Rev. Drs. Young and Sawrie.
June 10, 1873
Died, BELL. On Monday, June 9, EUGENE, infant son of ROBERT L.
and MARTHA J. BELL, aged 11 months and 13 days. Funeral at the
residence, 386 South Cherry Street, this morning at 10 o’clock.
Service by Rev. Dr. T. G. Jones.
June 11, 1873
Died, THOMAS. On the 10th instant at 3 o’clock a. m.,
HENRY THOMAS, infant son of JAMES and DELLIE THOMAS, aged 6
months and 10 days. Funeral from the residence, 341 North High
Street, this morning at 9 o’clock.
June 13, 1873
ANOTHER OLD CITIZEN GONE. MR. B. S. WELLER See Original
June 17, 1873
Died, BROOKS. At her residence on last evening at 11:30 p. m.,
MRS. ANN S. BROOKS, consort of the late CHRISTOPHER BROOKS, in
her 66th year. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend
the funeral. Divine services by the Rev. Dr. D.C. Kelley at
the residence at l:30 p. m.
June 17, 1873
The City. Died of cholera June 16. WATSON and wife, Foster
Street, Edgefield. (Note: City Cemetery Interment record. Buried June 16,1873. Mr. & Mrs. Hiram Wasson [sic] died of Cholera. Residents of Edgefield)
June 18, 1873
The City. MOSES VENATTA had been a driver for twenty-five
years and drove an omnibus for the Nashville Transfer Company
for six years. He was attacked while on that vehicle Monday
morning and died before night.
June 18, 1873
Died, PARRISH. On yesterday evening at two o’clock, MISS
LUCINDA PARRISH, aged 60 years. The funeral will take place at
10 o’clock this morning from the residence of WILLIAM STOWERS,
June 19, 1873
DIED, PHILLIPS. On the 18th instant, JOEL S. PHILLIPS, in the
70th year of his age. Friends and acquaintances are
respectfully invited to attend his funeral from his residence,
corner of South College and Ash streets, at 8 o’clock this
morning. Divine services by Rev. Dr. Baird
The City. Captain Joel Phillips died of cholera yesterday
morning. He was about 60 years old and was for a long time
connected with the police force of Nashville.
June 19, 1873
Died PENTECOST. Yesterday at the residence of his father on
South College Street, JOHN W. PENTECOST, in the 44th year of
his age. The funeral will take place from the residence on
South College today at 4 o’clock p. m..
June 20, 1873
Died ONEY. Of measles, June 19, 1873, MARY FRANCES, youngest
daughter of DR. J. H. and MARY ELLIOTT ONEY, aged eighteen
months. The funeral will take place from the Church of the
Advent this Friday morning at 9 o’clock. Services by Rev.
Edward Bradley. The friends of the family are respectfully
invited to attend.
June 22, 1873
Died, FEHR. Yesterday morning at 4 o’clock, RUDOLPH FEHR, aged
59 years. The friends and acquaintances of the family are
respectfully invited to attend his burial this morning at 8
o’clock from his late residence on North Summer Street.
June 25, 1873
The City. MRS. MARY SEARLES, a very old lady, died of old age
if of any definite cause.
June 26, 1873
Died, MERRY. On yesterday at 11:30 p. m. at the residence of
her son, ELDER N. G. MERRY, No 27 Pearl Street, MRS. SYDNEY
MERRY, aged one hundred and one years. Interment today, 26th
instant at 4 o’clock p. m.
June 27, 1873
Death of a Worthy Printer. COLLIN R. HOBBS. See Original
June 27, 1873
Sad Results of Imprudence. MRS. LETITIA WYATT, MRS. MARY
WYATT. See Original Notice.
July 2, 1873
Funeral Notice. WELLER. The friends and acquaintances of MR.
and MRS. WELLER are respectfully invited to attend the funeral
of their youngest daughter, MARY FLORENCE, from their
residence, No. 221, South Summer Street, at 10 o’clock this
morning. Services by Rev. R. A. Young.
July 3, 1873
Died, SEABURY. At her residence, 156 South Front Street, at 4
o’clock p. m. July 2, MARTHA C. SEABURY, in her 82 year.
Funeral will take place at Elm Street Church this morning at 9
o’clock. Divine services by Revs. Dr. Young and Dr. McFerrin.
July 8, 1873
Died, PETTIT. At her residence on South Cherry Street,
Nashville on Sunday morning, July 6, MRS. LUCY JANE PETTIT,
wife of CAPTAIN JAMES B. PETTIT, aged 57 years. She died as
she had lived, a Christian. Richmond, Virginia papers will
July 9, 1873
Died, BELL. At the family residence, Woodland Street,
Edgefield, on Sunday morning, July 6 at 7 o’clock, MRS. MARY
BELL, wife of W. R. BELL, aged 36 years.
July 12, 1873
Died, ROSS. On yesterday evening at 2:30, JACKSON ROSS. The
funeral will take place today at 9 o’clock from his residence
on White’s Creek Pike, Edgefield. Services by Dr. J. B.
July 13, 1873
Funeral Notice. THOMAS. On Saturday morning, July 12 at 7
o’clock, MRS. ELIZABETH THOMAS. The friends and acquaintances
of JOHN PEARCY are respectfully invited to attend her funeral
from her late residence on West Line Street this Sunday morning
at 9 o’clock.
July 19, 1873 Nashville Union and American
Died, BLANKINSHIP [sic]. On yesterday at 12 o’clock, MRS. NAOMI
BLANKENSHIP at her late residence, Watkins Grove. Friends and
acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend her funeral at
2 o’clock p. m. today. Divine service by Dr. Kelley and Brown.
July 19, 1873
SUDDEN DEATH. GEORGE WASHINGTON, colored, who lived at No. 93
Broad Street, died suddenly from a hemorrhage of the lungs at 6
o’clock yesterday evening. Deputy Coroner Ryan held an inquest
over his body and the jury returned a verdict in accordance
with that fact.
July 30, 1873
Died, CARSON. At the residence of W. A. WRAY, on Hays Street,
West Nashville, DR. NOFLET D. CARSON, in his 28th year. The
friends and acquaintances are invited to attend his funeral at
the residence at 4 o’clock, July 30, 1873.
August 5, 1873
Died, MACRERY. BOWLENA, infant child of HENRY and MARY
MACRERY, at their residence in North Nashville on Sunday night
at 12 o’clock of consumption of the bowels, aged 16 months.
August 10, 1873
Died, JETT. MYRA, infant daughter of JOSEPH AND ROSETTA JETT. See Original Notice.
August 12, 1873
Death From Cramp Cholic. An aged man named M. L. BLANKENSHIP,
was taken with a violet attack of cramp colic at his home on
Church Street at 9 o’clock Sunday morning and died at 12
o’clock that night. He was subject to cramp colic, having
had regular attacks of it for years. He had an attack last
week which came near proving fatal. Owing to feebleness, he
was unable to bear up under the severe shock of Sunday. He was
71 years of age. He was born in Petersburg, Virginia and has
lived in Tennessee during the past half a century.
August 12, 1873 Nashville Union and American
It Was Not Cholera. It was currently reported on the streets
yesterday that the sudden death of MR. BLANKENSHIP, a shoemaker
residing on Church street, which occurred Sunday afternoon, was
caused by cholera but this was not the case. MR. BLANKENSHIP
was nearly 70 years old and has had several severe attacks of
cramp cholic lately. He had another Sunday which resulted in
August 19, 1973
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT. ARTHUR U. WINSTON. See Original Notice.
September 6, 1873
Died. BOSLEY. At the Harding House, Friday, September 5,
JAMES GWYNN BOSLEY, aged nineteen years and five months. The
funeral will take place today (Saturday) at 3 o’clock p. m.
from the First Colored Baptist Church.
September 12, 1873
Died. DAVIDGE. In this city on the 11th instant, after a long
and painful illness, KITTIE, wife of JAMES M. DAVIDGE, in the
33rd year of her age. The friends and acquaintances of JAMES
M. DAVIDGE are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of
his wife, KITTIE, this afternoon at 4 o’clock from the
residence of DR. J. R. HARWELL, No. 41 Capitol Avenue. Divine
service by Dr. D. C. Kelley.
October 2, 1873
The late ROBERT LUSK. See Original Notice
October 3, 1873
The late ROBERT LUSK. See Original Notice.
October 4, 1873
Died. MILHOLLEN. On Thursday, October 3, 1873 in this city,
MR. GEORGE W. H. MILHOLLEN, aged 18 years. Friends are invited
to attend his funeral today (Saturday) at 1 o’clock from No. 30
Shankland Street. Services by Rev. Edward Bradley.
October 10, 1873
Death of an Aged Lady. MRS. MARY A. DEMOVILLE, who died in this
city yesterday, was born in Hanover County, Virginia in 1802.
She married PETER DEMOVILLE in 1818 and removed to Davidson
County in 1828. Her husband died in 1834 during the cholera
season. She leaves a large family connection in Tennessee and
Virginia in which she was well known and highly respected in
both States. She was a constant member of the Baptist Church
with which she united when quite young. Her death will be
deeply deplored by many friends.
October 23, 1873
Died, EVERETT. In this city, Wednesday, October 22, WALTER
NEWSOM, infant son of THOMAS H. and MARY L. EVERETT.
December 17, 1873
Found Dead. A. J. MEGAUGHEY. See Original Notice.
December 26, 1873
Died. MOORE. On yesterday, the 24th instant, MRS. ELIZABETH
MOORE, aged 96 years. The friends of the deceased and of ALEX
and WILLIAM MOORE are invited to attend her funeral today at 2
p. m. from the residence on the Granny White Pike.
December 27, 1873
Funeral Notice. The friends and acquaintances of ANDREW O.
ANDERSON and family are invited to attend his funeral from his
residence, No. 211 Demonbreun Street at 2:30 o’clock today.
Services by Rev. P. S. Fall.
December 27, 1873
Inquest. ANDREW ANDERSON was found dead in his bed yesterday.
The verdict of the jury was that he died of congestion of the