Rev George Dallas Byrne

Rev George Dallas Byrne

Birth
Death 24 Mar 1931 (aged 86)
Burial Monterey, Putnam County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 57786340 · View Source
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Cookeville Citizen March 26, 1931

Rev George Dallas Byrne, the oldest and best known Methodist minister in this section of the state, died Tuesday at his home in Monterey following an illness of 2 weeks. He was, at the time of his death, in his 87th year...[section redacted}. Until his last illness, he took an active interest in the affairs of the church and Sunday school, frequently conducting funerals, performed marriage ceremonies and occasionally preached.
He belonged to one of the oldest pioneer families of this county. He was born and reared in the western part of the county on the Nashville Highway. The Byrne family was closely related to the Jared family.
In 1861, at the outbreak of the Civil War, when he was only 17 years old, he volunteered as a soldier in the Confederate Army and served for 4 years until the close of the war. He belonged to Col. Sidney K Stanton's regiment, and was severely wounded in battle.
Soon after the end of the war, he entered the ministry of the Southern Methodist Church and joined the Tennesssee Conference. For about 45 years he served in different Middle Tennessee pastorates. His last pastorate was at Monterey. After resigning his pastorate, he continued to reside in Monterey until his death.
He was a man of rare native ability, deep convictions and strong faith. He was a forceful gospel preacher.
In his young manhood he was married to Miss Mary Nichols, a daughter of David H Nichols of the 11th district. She died several years ago.
Of their children, 4 survive them as follows: Mrs. H B Blue and Mrs. G C Irvine of Monterey, A A Byrne of Nashville and Marvin Byrne of Little Rock. Another daughter, Miss Nola Byrne of Monterey, died only a few weeks ago. Two other daughters, Mrs. Ella Story of Lynnville and Beulah Byrne, died several years ago.
He was married a second time to Mrs. Wilcox of Monterey, who survives him.
He was a brother of the late Captain James P Byrne of Nashville, an official of Davidson County and a prominent Confederate soldier. He was also a brother of the late Terrell Byrne of Jackson County, and Mrs. L J Whiteaker of this county.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Monterey, followed by interment in the family plot in Monterey cemetery.


Gravesite Details Reverend; s/o Laurence & Sarah Byrne

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev George Dallas Byrne (8 Jul 1844–24 Mar 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57786340, citing Whittaker Cemetery, Monterey, Putnam County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by imagal49 (contributor 47223808) .