Hickman County, TN


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TALLEY, ADDIE LOUISE - Cane Creek - Addie Louise, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Talley, of Sulphur, Hickman County, who died with diphtheria, was laid to rest in the Bastin Cemetery, on this creek Sunday afternoon.

(Lewis County Herald, Thursday, November 21, 1929)


TALLEY, OLIVER - August 30, 1952 - Oliver Talley was instantly killed in a traffic accident enroute to his home north of Hohenwald.  (Hickman County Times - (1952 in Review) - Thursday, January 1, 1953)


TARKINGTON, JOHN G. - Died at his residence, near Little Lot, about the 24th of November, 1884, John G. Tarkington.  The deceased was one of Hickman's oldest citizens.  He was born in Williamson county, in August, 1807, and moved to Hickman about 1820, and settled on Lick Creek, where he lived until his death.  He was and had been a number of years a member of the Primitive Baptist church.  His father, Joshua Tarkington came originally from North Carolina.  The deceased married Miss Rebecca Hunter in 1827, and she still survives him.  Up to 1860 he was a most extensive stock trader.  He leaves five children.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, December 5, 1884)


TEMPLE, POLLY - Funeral services for Mrs. Polly Temple, 67, of Dickson were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Walnut Street Church of Christ, Dickson, with Bond Stocks and Robert Jackson officiating.  Mrs. Temple, who was an aunt of Mrs. J. E. Ferguson, of Centerville, died suddenly at her home Friday, May 29.  She is survived by two sons, Ted Temple of Dearborn, Mich. and Ned Temple of Dickson; four daughters, Mrs. Robert Donegan, Miss Doy Temple and Miss Sue Temple, all of Dickson, and Mrs. William Bowker of Louisville, Ky.; two sister Miss Willie Primm of Dickson and Mrs. A. M. Gossett of Nashville; and four grandchildren.

(The Hickman County Times, Thursday, June 4, 1953)


THOMPSON, C. C. - February 14, 1952 - C. C. Thompson, native of Shipp's Bend, died in Columbia.

(Hickman County Times - (1952 in Review) - Thursday, January 1, 1953)


THOMPSON, CATHERINE E.  - Died at the residence, in this place, of spinal disease, on Tuesday, May 21, 1878, Mrs. Catherine E., wife of Dr. E. G. Thompson, aged thirty-three years, ten months and one day.  Interment took place in the cemetery at this place at nine o'clock a.m., on Wednesday.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. W. White.

Obituary: Sister Catherine E. Thompson was born July 20, 1844; married December 26, 1867, and departed this life May 21, 1878.  Sister Thompson was never a stout woman.  She suffered a great deal, yet without murmuring.

She professed religion some time in 1870 or 1871, and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, about twelve months afterwards, in which she lived a consistent Christian till the day of her death.  She was a true Christian in the full sense of the word.

I knew her well from the time I took charge of the church at Centreville; in fact; I always felt that her home was my home; I never visited a family where I received a more cordial welcome.  Her door was always open to ministers of the Gospel, and she took all pains to see that they were comfortable while they remained.

She took sick last Friday, the 17th.  She suffered the most excruciating pain at times, until Tuesday morning about three o'clock, when she fell asleep to wake in the Resurrection morn.

She leaves a widowed mother, now in Texas, together with four brothers and two sisters, and broken-hearted husband and sweet little boy, Clagett, to mourn her loss.

In her last sickness, she received the kind attention of her many friends and neighbors, and at the burial it seemed to me that nearly every citizen in town - both white and colored - was present.

Obituary was written by: E. W. White, P. C.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, May 24, 1878)


THOMPSON, "Infant" - We are very sorry to announce that the little infant of Allen Thompson and wife died on Friday of last week at 11 a.m.  It was buried in the town cemetery on Saturday in the presence of many friends of the family.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, December 24, 1886)


THOMPSON, LILLIAN BRIGGS - Mrs. H. C. Thompson Dies at Her Home in Dickson After Much Suffering - Death is always sad, but when it robs a home of a wife and mother, it's a blow hard to understand. The summons came Monday night at 8:10 o'clock to Mrs. Lillian Thompson, wife of Editor H. C. Thompson, of the Home Enterprise, of Dickson, after an illness of more than a year. She was 36 years of age, young to die, but God knew best, and called her home where she will never more suffer as she had the past year. A tender, devoted mother, a loving wife, a good neighbor and a zealous member of the M.E. Church, South, she will be greatly missed. She was a daughter of John and Amelia Briggs, formerly of Centreville, a sister of Mrs. James Hunter, and niece of John R. Hungerford, of our town. She leaves four children, Brice, Bessie, Mary Louise and Mildred, besides her husband, mother, three sisters and four brothers; one babe, Luther, preceded her several years ago. Funeral services were held at the home in Dickson by her pastor, Rev. John F. Durrett, several hundred friends attending. On arriving here Wednesday, her body was carried to the home of Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Hunter and thence to the cemetery, where a short service was held by Rev. Beale. She had many friends here who were sincerely grieved at her passing away. While her body, the casket that held the jewel of her soul, was being lowered into the earth, her emancipated spirit  was soaring to realms of ecstatic bliss prepared for those who follow, as she did, in the footsteps of our Savior. She truly, but unostentatiously, demonstrated her discipleship by the Christian graces that adorned her character. Her home, where she reigned supreme, is broken up and desolated, but there is a promise of a reunited family some day, if all follow in the way she had always gone. May He who doeth all things well comfort the bereft family. 
(Source: Hickman County News, Nov. 26, 1914 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


THOMPSON, ROBERT T. - Funeral services for Robert T. Thompson, 78, retired farmer of Pleasantville, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 28, at the graveside in Beech Grove cemetery with Elder Harve Hinson officiating.  Mr. Thompson died Thursday, Christmas Day, in Knoxville where he had been visiting a daughter, Mrs. Amie Lou Hudgins, since last July.  He was a native of Putman County but had lived in Hickman County for the past 52 years.  His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thompson.  In addition to Mrs. Hudgins, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Lucille Maher of Chattanooga; two sons, Walter T. Thompson of Pleasantville and Robert Thompson of Florida; a sister, Mrs. Vallie Boyd of Baxter; three brothers, Johnny Thompson of Baxter and Berry and Taylor Thompson, both of Cookeville; and 15 grandchildren.

(Hickman County Times - Thursday, January 1, 1953)


THOMPSON, STELLA YOUNG - Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Young Thompson, 82, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethurum, Henry and Robinson Funeral Home in Franklin with Rev. Luther Candler officiating.  Burial was in the Centerville cemetery.  Mrs. Thompson, widow of Dr. J. W. Thompson, of Centerville, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allen S. Prince at Burwood in Williamson County.  She had been sick for three weeks.  She was a native of Carroll County and, after the death of her husband 21 years ago, she made her home with her daughter.  Her parents were Joe K. and Mary Wilkins Young.  She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.  In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Prince, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Granville Hickman, Centerville; a son, John D. Thompson, Hohenwald; a sister, Mrs. W. A. Hill, Shouns; two brothers, Jake Young and Harville Young, both of Detroit, Mich.; six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

(The Hickman County Times, Thursday, May 28, 1953)


THOMPSON, WALTER - Died, at the residence of Mr. John Barr, on Bird's Creek, in this county, at 10 o'clock a.m., on Friday last, the 11th inst., Walter, son of Wm. C. and C. Q. Thompson, aged 20 years, 9 months and 5 days.  Walter was a bright and intelligent Christian boy, and it was indeed a trial to him up.  Had he lived he would lacked only one day of being old enough to vote at the August election.  He spoke of this, and said he intended to vote in the November election, little thinking that ere many days he'd be beyond the reach of earthly strife.  Thus, the oldest boys of this family, have passed away.  Mrs. Thompson, their mother, is quite sick also with the same disease.  We are told that Mr. Thompson, the father, bears all with remarkable Christian fortitude, and seems to be perfectly resigned to the will of Him who doeth all things well.  We extend our most heartfelt sympathies to the stricken family, in this, their sudden and very great distress.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, June 18, 1880)


THOMPSON, WILLIAM M. - Died at his home in Arkansas, Feb. 26, 1887, of bronchitis, William M. Thompson, age about 60 years.  The deceased was for many years a citizen of Hickman county, where he was well known by the older citizens.  He moved to Arkansas in 1876.  He was a member of the Christian Church; obeyed the Gospel in 1871.  He was married in 1849 to Emeline Pace, who preceded him to the grave a few years.  He leaves four sons and a host of other relatives and friends.  (In January last, the wife of D. C. Thompson, a son of William, also died of the same disease at the same place, she being an Arkansas lady).

(Hickman Pioneer, April 8, 1887)


THORNTON, BETSIE - Died at her residence, near Bluff Springs, in this county, of consumption, on Friday, the 23rd inst., Mrs. Betsie Thornton, aged about 74 years.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, May 30, 1879)


THORNTON, BONNIE ALFRED - Funeral services for Bonnie Alfred Thornton, 67, of Nashville were held at 4 p.m. Friday at Ellis-Kidd Funeral Home.  Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.  Mr. Thornton, a former resident of Lyles, died at his home at 8:20 a.m. Thursday after a long illness.  He was a native of Hickman County, son of John V. and Emma Arnold Thornton.  He lived in Florida for many years where he was the owner of several large orange groves.  He retired about 10 years ago and moved to Nashville.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Haley Thornton; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Harbin of Nashville; a grandson, Rufus E. Harbin, Jr., Nashville; a sister, Mrs. Bertha T. Tilley of Wrigley; and four brothers, Howard and Bill Thornton, both of Florida, Major Thornton of Centerville, and Reed Thornton of Nashville.

(The Hickman County Times, Thursday, July 23, 1953)


THORNTON, MARY RUTH DUNCAN - May 21, 1952 - Mrs. Mary Ruth Duncan Thornton, 52, died at her home in Lyles. 

(Hickman County Times - (1952 in Review) - Thursday, January 1, 1953)


TIDWELL, DAVID RAY - Funeral services for David Ray Tidwell, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Tidwell of Five Points community, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday.  The services were held at the Five Points Church of Christ with Billy Brown officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  David Ray died at 7 a.m. Friday at Vanderbilt hospital, Nashville, after an illness of a year.  He had undergone operations for a brain ailment.  He was born in Davidson County but had lived in Williamson County before moving to Hickman County a year ago.  Before he became ill in December of 1951 he was a sixth grade pupil at Lipscomb school in Williamson County.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ellen Hadley of Nashville; four brothers, J. C. Tidwell, Jr., with the U. S. Army in Germany, Velmer Arnold Tidwell, with the U. S. Army in Korea, James Leroy Tidwell of Nashville and McGavock Tidwell of Five Points; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rena Cochran of Nashville; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Sallie Tidwell, also of Nashville.

(The Hickman County Times, Thursday, January 8, 1953)


TIDWELL, ELI - Bon Aqua - Eli Tidwell, aged about 62, died at his home in the fourth district. He was greatly respected and had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church several years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. Hasting.
(Source: Hickman County News, May 26, 1921 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


TIDWELL, ELIZABETH  - Died in the 4th district at 3 o'clock a.m., on Monday, July 26, 1886, Mrs. John H. Tidwell.  Interment in the church cemetery on the following day.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, July 30, 1886)

Fourth District - Mrs. Elizabeth Tidwell, wife of J. H. Tidwell, died on the morning of the 25th of July, after a lingering sickness of several months.  The deceased leaves a large family of children and also many friends to mourn her loss.  Her funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. J. C. R. Williams, at the Baptist church in this district, after which the remains were conveyed to their last resting place to await the resurrection morn.  She was buried on her 45th birthday.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, August 6, 1886)


TIDWELL, MOSE - Mose Tidwell, aged about sixty years, died Sunday at his home on Parker's Creek. He was highly respected.
(Source: Hickman County News, March 10, 1921 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


TIDWELL, NANCY JANE - Died at the residence in the 4th district, on last Saturday night, of typhoid pneumonia, Mrs. Nancy Jane Tidwell, wife of Esq. L. J. Tidwell, aged about 55 years.  Interment took place at New Hope Church, near the residence.  The deceased was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, March 6, 1885)


TIDWELL, REBECCA - Died in the Fifth civil district of this county, on last Tuesday, the 20th inst., Mrs. Rebecca Tidwell, wife of Aquilla Tidwell, aged about 38 years.  She had been a consistent member of the Christian church for about seven years and died in the faith.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, August 23, 1878)


TIDWELL, WILLIAM - Mr. Wm. Tidwell Dies on Turnbull (From Burns New Idea) - Just as we go to press this Friday morning, we learn of the death of Mr. Wm. Tidwell, aged about 70 years, which occurred at his home on Turnbull at early hour this morning after an illness of several days.  He was a highly respected citizen and is survived by a large family of grown children. 

(Source: Hickman County News, March 18, 1920 - Submitted by K. Rogers)


TOTTY, ELBERT A. - May 4, 1952 - Elbert A. Totty, 77, retired farmer of Totty's Bend, died. 

(Hickman County Times - (1952 in Review) - Thursday, January 1, 1953)


TOTTY, HARBERT - Died in Totty's Bend, on the 16th inst., Mr. Harbert Totty, aged about 85 years.  He was one of the pioneers of this county, a good citizen, and lived a quiet life.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, October 18, 1878)


TOTTY, LOUIS P. - Died at his residence, in Totty's Bend, in this county, on Tuesday, the 28th ult. Col. Louis P. Totty, aged 73 years.  In the death of Colonel Totty our county has lost one of her most estimable citizens.  He was Third Lieutenant of Company A of the First Tennessee, Col. Wm. B. Campbell's Regiment in the Mexican war of 1846.  This company was known as the Hickory Guards of Hickman County, and had as its captain, John W. Whitfield.  Colonel Totty was the last surviving officer of the famous company.  We extend our sympathies to his many friends and relatives in this bereavement.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, November 5, 1880)


TRAVIS, JACOB ELDRIDGE - April 11, 1952 - Rites for Jacob Eldridge Travis, 72, Hickman County Forest Division employee, held at Sheboss Church of Christ. 

(Hickman County Times - (1952 in Review) - Thursday, January 1, 1953)



(Hickman County Times, Thursday, January 1, 1953)


TURNER, JERRY - Died, at his home, on Sugar Creek, in this county, on the 9th inst., Jerry Turner, colored.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, October 21, 1881)


TWOMEY, MARY - Died at the residence of her mother, Mr. E. C. Short, on Bluebuck, of consumption, at 4:35 o'clock p.m., last Wednesday, Mrs. Mary Twomey, wife of W. B. Twomey.  The deceased leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss.  Burial at Campground, on Swan yesterday.

(The Hickman Pioneer, Friday, March 14, 1884)


TYLER, HENRY - Henry Tyler, one of the best known and respected citizen of the Fifth civil district, died early Tuesday morning at his home at Lyles after a ten days illness with pneumonia. His condition was reported improved after several days of illness and the news of his death came as a shock to many friends.  Deceased was a member of the Christian Church the greater part of his life. He was an honest, straightforward character and lived his entire life in the community in which he died. Several years ago he was married to Mrs. Elvira Lovell Allen, wife of the late Warren Allen. No children were born of this union but many close relatives and hosts of friends survive with his devoted wife.  Mr. Tyler was a son of the late Rev. John Tyler, of the northern part of the county.  The funeral services were at the home yesterday afternoon in charge of Elder Charles Tidwell, pastor of the Christian Church at this place. Interment followed at the Lyell graveyard at Lyles, and a large crowd attended both the services.
(Source: Hickman County News, 26 April 1923 - Submitted by K. Rogers)