Obituaries – 1873

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Name Obituary Date Death Date Age
Alley, Mrs. Ruth 4/8/1873 4/7/1873 in the 96th year of her age
Anderson, Andrew O. 12/27/1873 & 12/27/1873
Beck, George 5/9/1873 5/8/1873 at the age of forty-five
Bell, Eugene 6/10/1873 6/9/1873 aged 11 months and 13 days
Bell, Mrs. Mary 7/9/1873 7/6/1873 aged 36 years
Blankenship, M. L. 8/12/1873 He was 71 years of age
Blankenship, Mrs. Naomi 7/19/1873 7/18/1873
Bosley, James Gwynn 9/6/1873 9/5/1873 aged nineteen years and five months
Brooks, Mrs. Ann S. 6/17/1873 6/16/1873 in her 66th year
Carson, Dr. Noflet D. 7/30/1873 in his 28th year
Cartwright, Mrs. Martha 6/8/1873 6/7/1873
Connor, Henry 4/30/1873 4/29/1873 in the 16th year of his age
Dallas, Mrs. Ella A. 3/22/1873
Davidge, Kittie 9/12/1873 9/11/1873 in the 33rd year of her age
Demoville, Mrs. Mary A. 10/10/1873 10/9/1873 Death of an Aged Lady
Dix, Mrs. Mary 3/27/1873 3/26/1873 in the sixty-third year of her age
Everett, Walter Newson 10/23/1873 10/22/1873 infant son
Fehr, Rudolph 6/22/1873 6/21/1873 aged 59 years
Hobbs, Collin R. 6/27/1873
Hough, T. J. , Sr. 6/5/1873 about 70 years of age
Hunter, Mrs. Elizabeth S. 3/23/1873 3/22/1873 aged 37 years
Jett, Myra 8/10/1873 8/7/1873 infant daughter
Johns, Johanna 3/7/1873 3/6/1873 aged 7 weeks and 3 days
Jones, James S. 2/9/1873
Lamanski, Mrs. E. J. 1/26/1873 1/24/1873
Langford, James 4/3/1873 4/2/1873 aged nineteen years
Lusk, Robert 10/2/1873 & 10/3/1873
Macrery, Bowlena 8/5/1873 aged 16 months
Megaughey, A. J. 12/17/1873
Merry, Mrs. Sydney 6/26/1873 6/25/1873 aged one hundred and one years
Milhollen, Mr. George W. H. 10/4/1873 10/3/1873 aged 18 years
Moore, Mrs. Elizabeth 12/26/1873 12/24/1873 aged 96 years
Ohly, Mrs. Margaret 1/10/1873 1/9/1873
Oney, Mary Frances 6/20/1873 6/19/1873 aged eighteen months
Parrish, Miss Lucinda 6/18/1873 6/17/1873 aged 60 years
Pentecost, John W. 6/19/1873 6/18/1873 in th 44th year of his age
Pettit, Mrs. Lucy Jane 7/8/1873 7/6/1873 aged 57 years
Phillips, Joel S. 6/19/1873 6/18/1873 in the 70th year of his age
Rairden, Mary 4/12/1873 4/11/1873 aged 22 years
Ross, Jackson 7/12/1873 7/11/1873
Seabury, Martha C. 7/3/1873 7/2/1873 in her 82 year
Searles, Mrs. Mary 6/25/1873 a very old lady
Smith, William Hy 4/18/1873 4/17/1873 in the 54th year of his age
Tait, Erwin 3/18/1873 – see also & also in the 19th year of his age
Thomas, Mrs. Elizabeth 7/13/1873 7/12/1873
Thomas, Henry 6/11/1873 6/10/1873 aged 6 months and 10 days
Thompson, Anna Bryce 2/28/1873 2/17/1873 infant daughter . . . aged 23 days
Trauernicht, Augusta 3/30/1873 3/29/1873 aged 6 years, 7 months and 5 days
Venatta, Moses 6/18/1873
Washington, George 7/19/1873 7/18/1873
Watson and wife 6/17/1873 6/16/1873
Weller, Mary Florence 7/2/1873
Weller, Mr. B. S. 6/13/1873
Wilkinson, Justice 3/22/1873 & 3/25/1873 3/21/1873
Winston, Arthur U. 8/19/1873 8/19/1873 in the thirty-fourth year of his age
Wyatt, Mrs. Letitia 6/27/1873
Wyatt, Mrs. Mary 6/27/1873
Yeatman, Robinson 1/18/1873 1/17/1873 at the advanced age of seventy-two years
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 paper) 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 report. 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: please copy.

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 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, Tennessee.

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 o’clock.

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 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 this afternoon.

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

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, South Nashville.

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 Notice.

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 please copy.

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. McFerrin.

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 is death.

August 19, 1973

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 brain.

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