Thaxton obituaries – Nashville, Tennessee

Nasvhille Union and American, Saturday, 15 Nov 1856 (roll # 203987):

MARRIED–On the 13th inst., by Rev. Acton [?] Young, of the Verandah Hotel, Wm H Thurston and Miss Catharine E Gleaves, all of this county.

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Nashville Union and American, Friday, 12 May 1871, p. 1 (roll # 204001):

Death of N. J. Thaxton.

This estimable gentleman died at the residence of his brother in this city at half past 11 o’clock last night.  He arrived several weeks ago from New Orleans in bad health, expecting much from a change of climate, but it was not so willed.  His funeral takes place this evening, and his remains will be taken to New Orleans.

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The Daily American, Nashville, Tuesday morning, 12 Feb 1884, roll # 204026:

“Shocking Accident,” account of William H. Thaxton hit by a train, and died at 3 a.m. yesterday morning without ever having spoken again – copy this.

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Nashville American, Monday, 17 Jun 1901:

Under heading OBITUARY:

Clyde Elizabeth Thaxton, infant daughter of F. G. and Mamie Thaxton, died yesterday at their residence, 518 Ash street.  There will be prayers at the residence this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

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Nashville American, Tuesday, 06 Mar 1906 (roll #204109):

Under heading SOCIETY:

Miss Mattie Brooks and Dr. John Thaxton were quietly married Monday evening at the home of Rev. E. P. Anderson, pastor of Elmstreet Methodist Church, who officiated.  A few friends were present.  The bride wore a becoming grey tailored gown with a small grey hat to match and carried a bouquet of bride roses.  Her family home is in Kentucky, but she has lived here for a number of years and has made many friends.  Dr. Thaxton is a well known pharmacist.  They will make their home with Mrs. W. H. Lucky on Murray street.

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From the Nashville Banner, Saturday evening, 09 Dec 1905, p. 4 (roll # 202516):


THAXTON–Saturday afternoon at 12:12 o’clock, Dec. 9, 1905, at her residence, No. 625 [or 626-difficult to read] Lee Avenue, Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth, widow of the late W. H. Thaxton, age 69 years.

Funeral from the residence as above tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, December 10, services conducted by Rev. Felix R. Hill.

Interment at Mt. Olivet.

Carriages from Wiles, Cook & Co.

Nashville American, 10 Dec 1905, p. 20 (roll # 204108):


THAXTON–Saturday afternoon at 12:12 o’clock, Dec. 9, 1905, at her residence, No. 626 Lee avenue, Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth, widow of the late W. H. Thaxton, aged 69 years.

Funeral from the residence as above this (Sunday) afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, Dec. 10.  Services conducted by Rev. Felix R. Hill.

Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

The following gentlemen are requested to act as pall-bearers:  Jacob Fisher, M. J. McKee, J. C. McCrory, Price Guill, J. M. S. Pettit, John Price, J. A. Cayce, Jr., E. T. Lewis.

Carriages from Wiles, Cook & Co.’s.

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From the Nashville Banner, 01 Dec 1927, p. 1 (roll # 212664):


Operated Drug Stores for Number of Years – Graduated in Medicine

Dr. John N. Thaxton, prominent pharmacist of Nashville, died at his home, 2100 Twentieth avenue, south, this morning at the age of 70.  Dr. Thaxton had been ill about two weeks, but up till that time had been active in his work.

He was a graduate of the medical department of Vanderbilt university, having received his degree in 1880.  He was not active in the medical profession, however, but owned and operated his own drug store for a number of years.  Recently he had been doing independent work.  He was a steward in the Carroll-street Methodist church for many years.  He was also a Mason and an Odd Fellow.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Carroll-street Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by the Revs. W. W. Pulley and John R. Stewart.

The stewards of the church will serve as honorary pallbearers and the active will be: Charlie Cayce, Dr. P. A. Williams, Price Guill, J. Mack Fuqua, Dr. W. D. Martin, Henry Jackson, Phil D. Johnson, W. C. Haltorn [?] and Henry Deason.

Smiley Lodge No. 90 [?], I.O.O.F., will have charge of services at the grave.  Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.

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Note:  Roll # 212620 appears to be missing all of 20 May 1922, and part of 21 May.  I was unable to find an obituary for any Thaxton in the portion of the 5/21 paper available.

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Did not find any Thaxton obituaries in Nashville Banner of November 10, 11, or 12, 1927.

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Nashville Banner, Wednesday evening, 06 Jun 1928, Roll # 212668:


THAXTON-Wednesday morning, June 6, 1928, at 6:55 o’clock, at a local infirmary, Mrs. Adelaid Porter, wife of W. J. Thaxton, aged 36 years.  Survived by her husband, mother, Mrs. Susie Robinson; one brother, D. G. Robinson of Shreveport, La.

The remains are at her late home, Brentwood, Tenn.

Funeral from Brentwood Methodist church tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o’clock, services conducted by the Revs. Eates and Eli Shelton.

The following are pallbearers: Robert Moore, Ewing Drumwright, Walter Lamb, R. E. Harriman, Murray Johnson and Quentin Oakley.

Interment at Mt. Olivet cemetery.

Davis-Austin Co. in charge.

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Nashville Banner, Tuesday evening, 11 Mar 1930, roll # 212684:


Funeral services for Fletcher G. Thaxton, 59, who died Monday at 5:20 a.m. at his home, 2100 Twentieth Avenue, South, after an illness of two weeks, will be held from the residence Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m.  The Rev. T. A. Kerley will officiate.

Mr. Thaxton was a native of Nashville and was well known here for his prominent business connections for many years.  For the past ten years he had been employed as secretary and treasurer for Boyd Williams Construction Company at Murfreesboro, Tenn.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mamie G. Thaxton.

Pallbearers will be:  James A. Cayce, Charles Cayce, D. I. Lamb, A. S. Kinsey, W. W. Smith, Boyd Williams, Mark Ewing, Dr. P. A. Williams and G. W. Pyle.  Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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