Lorenza A. "Loh" Hennessee

Lorenza A. "Loh" Hennessee

Male 1871 - 1927  (56 years)

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  • Name Lorenza A. "Loh" Hennessee 
    Born 29 Mar 1871  Richard City, Marion County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Birth 0___ 1872  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth 0Mar 1874  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Occupation Deputy Sheriff of Marion County, Tennessee  [2, 6
    Residence 0___ 1900  South Pittsburg, Marion County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census Name L. A. Hennessey  [5
    Census Name Loe H. Hennessy  [3
    Died 25 Dec 1927  South Pittsburg, Marion County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 7
    • by gun-shot
    Buried 27 Dec 1927  Beene Cemetery, Bridgeport, Marion County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Person ID I138  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2014 

    Father Adeleonidas "Dion" Hennessee,   b. 25 Mar 1844, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1927, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Martha Jane Earles,   b. 6 Jun 1850, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1910, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1870  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • by H. A. Cunningham ,J.P.
    Residence (Family) 1900  Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence (Family) 1910  Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Jenkins,   b. 0___ 1872, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Marion County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1910  (Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1920  Marion County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Mary Frances Hennessey
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F5952  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Mar 1871 - Richard City, Marion County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 0___ 1872 - Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 0Mar 1874 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1900 - South Pittsburg, Marion County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1910 - (Tennessee) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1920 - Marion County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Dec 1927 - South Pittsburg, Marion County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Dec 1927 - Beene Cemetery, Bridgeport, Marion County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Lorenza A. Hennessee (1871-1927)
    Lorenza A. Hennessee (1871-1927)

    South Pittsburg, Marion County Tennessee, USA

    South Pittsburg Hustler - 1/5/1928

    The funeral services of L. A. Hennessey, who was killed (murdered) Christmas night in South Pittsburg, were held at his home in Richard City Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 27 at 2 pm.

  • Notes 
    • South Pittsburg Hustler - 1/5/1928

      The funeral services of L. A. Hennessey, who was killed Christmas night in South Pittsburg, were held at his home in Richard City Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 27 at 2 pm. The officiating minister was the Rev. T. L. Cox, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta, Ga, who was a close friend of Mr. Hennessey's.

      Many friends gathered to pay a last tribute to Mr. Hennessey. Rev Cox spoke of his genial disposition and his ability to make and hold friends. A profusion of flowers from many friends bore evidence of his popularity. Special music was rendered.

      The Knights of Pythias attended the services at the home in a body and accompanied the remains to Beene cemetery were interment was made.

      The pallbearers were Elwood Shaw, Dr. J. L. Raulston, A. G. Morgan, Joe Guidi, James Heiskell and J. T. Mc Cabe.

      Mr. Hennessey is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Sarah Jenkins, and by one daughter, Mary Frances; two brothers, Richard of Dallas, Texas' and Floyd, of California; one sister, Mrs. W. A. Merriman of Dunlap, Tennessee.

      Among those from out of the city, coming for the funeral were Mrs. Hennessey's two sisters of Oklahoma, Mrs. R. F. Brittain and Mrs. W. Braittain; her sister in law, Mrs. H. L. Jenkins, of Chattanooga; Gene and Boulden Ladd of Chattanooga.
      ___________________

      CARD OF THANKS

      Mrs. L. A. Hennessey wishes to thank the many friends for their thoughtful kindness during her recent bereavement, especially those who arranged for and rendered the beautiful music and those who sent the many lovely floral gifts.
      ____________________

      The men who were killed 12/25/1927
      Oran H. LarRowe - Patton Cemetery
      James Connor - Patton Cemetery
      Ewing W. Smith, Sr. - Patton Annex Cemetery
      George Washington Coppinger - Lasater Cemetery
      Benjamin Franklin Parker - State Line Cemetery
      Lorenza A. Hennessee - Beene Cemetery

      They are all on findagrave,
      ________________

      My grandmother, then my now 88 year old aunt has saved this page from the paper all those many years. My aunt, Jeanette Smith/Fowler/Leslie still talks about the morning they got the call about her uncle, Ewing W. Smith, was killed in this shootout. They lived in Atlanta and came up by car, to South Pittsburg. Her father, William Luther Smith was the brother of Ewing W. Smith. Also a cousin, who still survives and is in her eighties, Geneva "Sissie" Newton, lost her Grandmother's brother, George Washington "Wash" Coppinger.

      Just because an event happened so very many years ago, doesn't mean that it's effects don't stay with those indirectly involved. This has affected my family since the day it happened.

      Another cousin, James Parker, still has Ewing's shirt, tie and Tobacco pouch that he had on him, when he was killed that fateful night.They all have shotgun pellet holes and blood on them. [1]
    • December 27, 1927:

      Police officers of South Pittsburg, Tennessee fought a gun battle with the Marion County, Tennessee < /wiki/Marion_County,_Tennessee > Sheriff and his deputies on the streets of the town on Christmas night. Sheriff Wash Coppinger, City Marshal Ewing Smith, former City Marshal Ben Parker, deputy sheriff L.A. Hennessey, and city policeman O.H. Larrowe died at the scene, and city deputy marshal James Conner was seriously wounded [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S50666] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24198205.

    2. [S50685] "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NSF7-BBQ :.

    3. [S50669] "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNRM-FV4 : accessed.

    4. [S123] 1880 Warren Co.,TN Census, transcribed by Robert A. C. Hillis, Jr., 1988. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S50667] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSCJ-PZ1 : accessed.

    6. [S50668] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_1927.

    7. [S264] Marion County,TN Cemetery Book, abstracted by Jacine Wannamaker (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1655] "Warren County,Tennessee Marriage Records:1852-1900", compiled & printed by Fred Clark,RR 1 Box 9-B, Ridge Road, Quebeck, p. 81 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S50687] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSZS-XRH : accessed.

    10. [S50686] "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGF6-RHP : accessed.