SOME OBITUARIES FROM 1917
<From the Morgan County Press>
Not a complete listing
some papers were missing
from the files.
W. R. SCOTT,
W. R. Scott, 45, son of Z. T. Scott was fatally injured April 13, 1917 by falling from a building. The deceased was buried at the old HALL grave yard on White Oak. Funeral services was held by Rev. John Webb assisted by Revs. W. L. Davis and H. McCartt.
(Morgan County Press dated April 26, 1917)
The 10 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Ruffner of Rockbridge died Saturday night after an illness of only 2 or 3 days.
(Morgan County Press dated April 20, 1917)
DR. JOHN BALLINGER
Dr. John Ballinger died on the 20th and was buried on the 21st. Rev. W. L. Davis conducted the funeral services. Interment was in M. C. Church Cemetery by the side of his Mother. (Morgan County Press dated July 7, 1917)
MRS. M. J. PETERS
Mrs. M. J. Peters died at her home near Burrville, August 13, 1917. She leaves two daughters and six sons to mourn her loss. Her remains were laid to rest in Burrville Cemetery.
Prof. W. A. Peters of Lousiana arrived here Tuesday, too late to attend the funeral of his mother., Mr. M. J. Peters.
(Morgan County Press dated August 31, 1917)
W. A. STEWART
W. A. Stewart, died August 16 at Blue Jacket, Oklahoma. His remains were brought to Burrville and placed to rest in Burrville Cemetery.
(Morgan County Press dated August 31, 1917)
B. J. SCOTT
Deer Lodge lost an old settler in the person of B. J. SCOTT, who died very suddenly of heart failure, Sunday morning near Catoosa where he had been employed for over a year as blacksmith. He was the son of C. C. Scott and was born and raised near Deer Lodge, as were his parents before him. His Grandfather being Julian Scott, one of the earliest residents of Morgan County. Mr. Scott was 56 years old and one of the Charter Members of IOOF Lodge in Deer Lodge. He was laid to rest under the auspicies of the Order Monday afternoon from the Methodist Church. He leaves besides a wife and five children, a number of brothers and sisters to mourn his untimely end.
(Morgan County Press dated Septmeber 7, 1917)
The 3 year old child of Charles Joyner died last Tuesday and was buried at Liberty. (Morgan County Press dated October 26, 1917)
The infant daughter of Rev. & Mrs. S. B. Clark died at their home in Athens, November 3, 1917. Rev. Clark arrived Sunday evening for burial in Burrville Cemetery. (Morgan County Press dated November 16, 1917)
Mrs. J. D. Young was at Harriman last week attending the funeral of her father, Mr. W. W. Christmas.
(Morgan County Press dated December 21, 1917)
Mrs. Mary Galloway died at the home of her son, Sam H. Galloway, November 22, 1917, at the age of 90. She leaves five sons and two daughters to mourn her loss. (Morgan County Press dated Deccember 7, 1917)
WM. S. ADSMOND
Wm. S. Adsmond died at his home on Spring Street, Deer Lodge, on Feb 18, 1917. He was born March 26, 1834 in Norway and came to this country in 1813. He enlisted in the first Illinois regiment and served three years and seven months and fought in many noted battles.
After the war he married to Miss Mary C. Katterson. By this union eight children were born, six of whom and the mother survive him to mourn his loss. In 1892 he came to Tennessee where he has resided until his death. Mr. Adsmond died in full triumph of the faith. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. W. Nash at the M. C. Church and the remains laid to rest in Mount Hope Cemetery.
(Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917)
F. M. BROWN
We extend to Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Brown our sympathy in the death of their son Harry. (Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917)
W. Z. Stricklin was called to Waynesboro Tuesday on account of the death of hius brother who was shot from ambush and killed on the street of Waynesboro Monday night. (Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917)
Rufus Breedlove, who has been sick with rheumatism for several years died Tuesday evening and will be buried today at Liberty Church.
(Morgan County Press dated March 1, 1917)
MRS. MATT DORSCHEID
Mrs. M. Dorscheid passed away Monday morning after an illness of several weeks. She was a lady of estimable qualities and her death was a shock to her many friends who will mourn her loss. She leaves her husband, one son, Dr. E. Dorscheid of Oakdale and two daughters, Mrs. Hausen of Deer Lodge and Mrs. Bogart of Iowa to mourn her loss. She was laid to rest in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rev. Demetrio officiating.
(Morgan County Press, dated March 1, 1917)
C. A. QUINN
There was a large attendance at the funeral of C. A. Quinn at Lancing Wednesday. (Morgan County Press dated Feb. 2, 1917)
REV. ADAM CLARK PETERS
Rev. Adam Clark Peters, commonly called Clark Peters, whose death at Burrville May 31, 1917, has already been announced, ws a preacher in the M. E. Church during most of his life. He was a circuit rider. His first work after joining the conference in 1879 was on the Crossville Circuit which included a large territory round and about. The first year there were 110 conversions on his work and he received $110 compensation. It was thru his efforst that a splendid church building was erected at Burrville several years ago and the large building of the A. B. Wright Institute at Burrville stands as a monument of his energy and industry in traveling and scuring contributations to assist in the erection of the same.
(An excerpt-Morgan County Press dated June 21, 1917.
ERNEST R. JOHNSON
Ernest R. Johnson, who was on the battleship Rhode Island, son of Mr. J. T. Johnson and the late Mrs. Johnson of Burrville, was drowned Monday Morning, July 2, 1917 at Yorktown, Va. His body was recovered Monday, July 9, but on account of it being in the water so long could not be properly embalmed for shipment. Interment was made in the National Cemetery at Portsmouth, Va, with full Military honors. Mr. Johnson was 22 years old and unmarried. He had served three years and six months in the U. S. Navy. He attained the greatest honor that can be said of any man when his captain said in the letter to his father, " Your son died doing his duty in time of war, on picket duty protecting the fleet."
He is survived by his father, J. T. Johnson of Burrville, two sisters, Mr. B. H. Storie of Chatt, Miss Lillie Johnson and one brother, Bennett Johnson, both of Burrville. (Morgan County Press dated July 20, 1917)
William Bowmer of Deer Lodge, a lifelong and esteemed resident of Morgan County, died at that place on Friday, July 27, in the 69th year of his age. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. G. U. Howard of Wartburg, and four sons, Baalam and John Bowmer of Va., and Buster and D. Bowmer of Deer Lodge and may relatives and friends to mourn his loss. His remains were placed to rest in Deer Lodge Cemetery, Dr. Nash conducting the funeral services. (Morgan County Press dated August 3, 1917.)
James Langley aged 75 years, a prominent citizen and ex-federal soldier, died at his home in Petros on July 28, 1917. Mr Langley was born in Virginia, but had lived most of his life in Morgan County and belonged to one of the pioneer families of this county. He was a member of the Masonic Order and his remains were laid to rest in Mt. Zion Cemetery by Emerald Lodge No 377 F & A M of which he was a member. He leaves a widow and six children to mourn his loss. (Morgan County Press dated Aug. 3, 1917)
MARGARET T. DELIUS
Margaret T. Delius, widow of the late Charles H. Delius, long a noted and respected citizen of Morgan County, died at the home of her son, R. D. Delius near Knoxville, July 28, 1971. Her remains were brought here by her two sons, R. D. and H. M. Delius, and were buried in the the German Cemetery by the side of her beloved deceased husband. The Delius family are well known by most everybody here, having lived here many years. Mrs. Delius was about 81 years old. (Morgan County Press dated Aug. 3, 1917)
Jake Miller, who lives just across the mountain from Petros on the head waters of New River, died suddenly Saturday nigh, Nov. 24, 1917, with a deadly stroke of paralysis. His burrial will take place at Shiloahm, on New River Monday. (Morgan County Press dated Dec. 12, 1917)
Alford Armes, an old and experienced miner, got killed in the Fodderstack Coal mines at this place last Saturday about 11 o'clockm Nov. 24, 1917 by falling slate. His remains was taken to New River for interment Sunday. He leaves a wife and many children of tender age to mourn his loss.
(Morgan County Press dated Dec. 14, 1917)
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