The Meharry Medical Library has on its website, PDF files of Meharry catalogs from 1881-1912 (some gaps in the years) for anyone with ancestors who went to or taught at Meharry, this is a great resource to have online! Just recently, the library added PDF files for 1902-1904 editions of Meharry News. The Meharry News publications include information such as marriages, deaths, and happenings for various alumni.
I decided to do some quick looking and found that Henry A. Napier, brother of one of my favorite persons lately, James Carroll Napier, graduated class of 1880 and it is noted that at the time of this publication in 1883 he was deceased. I already know from my research that he died before this time.
Since the catalogs and News cannot be searched as one large collection, you will need to search within each PDF file. What a great resource!