Saturday, March 23, 1895
Deaths of the Week
A Rich Harvest for the Grim Reaper
Bryant – Mrs. Puss Bryant died Wednesday night at her home on East Main Street, after a brief illness, aged about 80 years. The deceased was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Isabel Montgomery, with whom she has made her home of late years, but was formerly a resident of Council Bluff, Iowa, to which place the remains were shipped Thursday afternoon for interment.
Gallery – Mr. Mike Gallery died Friday night of last week at his home, a mile and a half from the city, on the Versailles Pike, after a protracted illness. He was a native of Ireland but came to this county when a young man and by toil and economy had accumulated considerable property. He was an honest, hardworking man, correct in all his dealings and leaves two sons and one daughter, as well as a large number of friends to mourn his death. His funeral took place Sunday afternoon from the Catholic Church.
Cromwell – Mrs. Lizzie Jessee, wife of William Cromwell, Esq., died Thursday morning at 2:30 o’clock after an illness of five weeks with typhoid fever. The deceased was a daughter of Col. George M. Jessee, of Henry County, had been married less than two years and leaves to her broken-hearted husband a bright little boy of four months old. Of a lovely disposition which drew to her the hearts of those with whom she came in contact, having just located in a bright new home and with everything which made life to her worth living, the silver cord was loosened all too soon and a large circle of devoted relatives and friends are overwhelmed with grief for her loss. Her father, mother, sisters and brothers, who had been constant and devoted in their attentions during her illness, were with her when the end came, and now that all is over will return to their homes with hearts bowed under an exceeding weight of woe, the grandmother taking with her little Willie, – too young to realize his terrible loss – will be tenderly cared for and nurtured as was the loved one who is gone. The grief-stricken young husband, whose heart and home are thus shattered, has the sympathy of a large circle of friends and of those who sorrow with him.
The funeral took place yesterday morning at 11:30 o’clock from the residence on South Shelby Street, the services being conducted by Rev. W. B. Taylor, of the Christian Church, of which the deceased was a member.
Ellis – Mrs. Philipa Ellis died at the home of her son, Mr. Thomas Ellis, on the South Side, at 4 o’clock Monday morning, aged 86 years. The deceased was formerly from Shelby County and had only recently removed to this city. The remains were taken to her old home Tuesday morning and interred at Mt. Tabor Church.
Glanton – Mrs. W. A. Glanton died at the home of her husband in Eddyville on Tuesday and the remains were brought here for interment, the funeral taking place from the Christian Church Thursday morning. The deceased was formerly Miss Sullivan, of this county.
Noel – Mr. Silas M. Noel, an old and well-known resident of this county died Thursday morning at 6 o’clock, at his home just below Leestown, after a lingering illness, aged about 65 years.
His funeral took place yesterday afternoon from his late residence and the remains were laid to rest in the family lot in the cemetery.
Ireland-Jillson – Mr. George T. Ireland, of Pleasureville, and Miss Mary Jillson, youngest daughter of Mr. R. B. Jillson, were married Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the residence of the bride’s parents on High Street, in the presence of a few friends and relatives, Rev. W. B. Taylor officiating. The newly wedded couple left shortly after the ceremony for a short bridal trip but will return to the city today and take rooms with the bride’s parents for the present.
Dean – In this city on Friday, Marth 15th, to Mr. Gus Dean and wife, a son.
Herdon – In this city on Friday, March 15, 1895, to Judge W. C. Herndon and wife, a son – John Presley.
Thomas – In Augusta, Georgia, on Thursday March 14th, to Mr. Landon A. Thomas and wife, a daughter – Ellen Polk.
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