The following obituary for Charles C. Poindexter appeared in the June 6, 1913 issue of the Nashville Globe newspaper.
“Prof. Poindexter Dead”
Charles C. Poindexter, who was Professor of the Agriculture Department and Biology at Fisk University, died at Hubbard Hospital shortly after 12 o’clock Tuesday morning. He was operated on by Drs. Stewart and Welker Saturday and made good progress until an unfavorable change came Sunday afternoon, resulting in complications and ending in his death.
Prof. Poindexter was born in West Virginia March 10, 1880; he was a graduate from the Ohio State University in 1903 and did post graduate work for two years at Cornell University. Upon completion of his work at Cornell, he became director of Agriculture work for both St. Paul School at Lawrenceburg, Virginia and St. Augustine School at Raleigh, North Carolina under the Episcopal Church. From there he was called to Fisk University four years ago was assistant professor of Agriculture and Biology. In recognition of his efficiency and character, two years ago he was elevated to full professorship.
During his residence at Cornell he married Miss Florence Mercedes of Ithica, New York, March 31, 1905. A son was born to them in the summer of 1909. These two with three sisters and a brother survive him. The funeral was held Thursday morning at 9 O’clock in Fisk Memorial Chapel, and the remains were interred at the Greenwood Cemetery. The following young men of Fisk student body acted as pallbearers: Messrs. Nelson Glover, Raymond Powell, Charles Lewis, Overton Carter, Atwood Wilson and Henry Ferguson.
Posted by Taneya on December 15, 2012
From the Nashville Globe – 1 Mar 1907
- Mrs. P.R. Burrus, Mrs. N.J. Anderson, Mrs. Ligon, Mrs. R.S. White, Mrs. Ferguson and Miss Lena Jackson, representing the esteem and love of many of their friends, came laden with good things Saturday night to the parsonage of Howard Church, making the hearts of the pastor and wife glad. Rev. J. Bond says ”Come again.”
- The Misses Franklin, of 78 Claiborne street, were called to North Nashville Tuesday morning to attned the funeral of their cousin, Carrie E. Cleveland.
- Mrs. Elizabeth Becton, of 819 Stevens street, left for Battle Creek, Mich., Saturday night.
- There will be a parlor concert on Wednesday evening, March 6, at the residence of Miss Mattie Matthews, 440 Eigth avenue, North, by the Willing Workers Club for the benefit of Tabernacle Baptist Church.
- Miss Zenith McKatherine, who waited on her sick father until his death, never wearied, her kind hands were willing to do all they could to add to his comfort. One year ago she left Walden University, and went to Lake Providence to attend her father, Mr. Thom. McKatherine. She did her duty lovingly and faithfully until the end.
- Mr. I.W. Hydye, of 1606 Alberta Avenue, is suffering from influenza.
- Mr. John Watkins arrived from New Orleans Tuesday night.
- Mr. Jno. Langston Poole, of Meharry Medical College, leaves this week for Chicago.
- The Meharry commencement has been changed from the first of April to the 29th of March.
- Mrs. I.J. Jordan, of 514 Watkins street, who has been ill, is much improved.
- Mr. William D. Boger was called to Marietta, Ga., last Saturday to attend the funeral of his grandmother who died last Friday. He returned to the city Monday.
- Prof. W.L. Cansler, though still confined to his room, is improving.
- Quite a large number of Meharry boys left last Saturday for Chicago.
- The Fisk Literary Club will hold its next meeting at the home of Miss Laura Stump, Twelfth avenue, North and Jackson street, March 7, at three o’clock.
- Mrs. Myrtle Hicks and children have returned to their home in Indianapolis after a visit to her mother Mrs. Hill.
- Mr. Eugene Clayton, of East Nasvhille, will leave in a few days for New York, Buffalo and Washington, D.C. Mr. Clayton will be out of the city for about two weeks.
- Attorney G.F. Anderson took a brief trip to Gallatin, Tenn., on legal business and it was quite successful. He also made a trip to Livingston, Tenn.
- The young ladies’ club of the First Baptist Church, East Nashville, will give their entertainment March 11.
- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carter were called to their home in Evansville, Ind., on the account of sudden illness of her mother.
- The young men’s club of First Baptist Church, East Nashville, gave an entertainment Monday night which proved quite a success.
- The death of Mrs. Mary Mason, mother of Miss Queenie Arnold, of East Nashville, was very sad. The funeral took place Tuesday.
- The Ladies’ Imperial Needlework Club met in regular meeting with Mrs. Napoleon Ransom, Wedndesday afternoon. Several important topics were discussed, after which an article on “What women are doing” was read by Mrs. Herrod, which was very effective. The ladies adjourned to meet next week with Mrs. J.H. Smith, of Phillips street.
- Mrs. A.C. Gibson, of South High street, who has been reported very sick, is much improved.
- Mr. Louis D. Bumbrey, who for some time was in the employ of the National Baptist Publishing Board, is in town.
- Mrs. A.E. Montague, of 526 Fourth avenue, South, is slightly indispose this week.
- The many friends of Mrs. A.J. Dodd will regret to learn that she is confined to her bed again. At this writing she is improving.
- Miss Annie May Neely has returned to the city after a month’s stay with her uncle in Columbia. Mr. Harry McLawrine, who has been visiting his mother in Mt. Pleasant, accompanied Miss Neely back to the city.
- Mrs. William Dopson, of 1892 Fourth avenue, North, is going to spend the latter part of the month in Columbia, Ohio.
- Mrs. Ella Brown Beard passed away on the 22nd of this month. Her funeral was held on the 24th at the Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church.
- Mrs. James Dismukes entertained Wednesday at her home, 516 Fourteenth avenue, North. Mrs. Wm. Richardson, of 1207 Phillips street, and Mrs. W.M. Cannon and little daughter, Glenora, with a one o’clock dinner.
- Born to Mr. and Mrs. George L. Stratton, of 1507 Fourteenth avenue, a girl. Mother and daughter are doing nicely.
- Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jackson were entertained at her home 315 Eighth avenue, North, with her many friends, Monday night, February 25, she being thirty-four years old. Those prsent were Mesdames Warmack, Frierson, Burrus, Dozier, Young, Overton, Misses Josie Thompson, Bell, Messrs. Jordan, Overton. Dr. B.F. Davis spoke to the guests on “Life is what you make it.” A number of presents were received by Mrs. Jackson.
- Mrs. Lyttleton Jones has been confined to her bed for several days, suffering from an attack of la-grippe. Mrs. Jones and daughter, Mrs. Kate Steele are located at 707 Jefferson street and Seventh avenue, North.
- Mrs. Eliza Davidson, who has been sick for the last two weeks, is very much improved.
- Mr. Jno. L. Cheatham, of 819 Eighteenth avenue, is on the sick list this week.
- Mr. and Mrs. Prince, of Patterson street, spent Sunday and Sunday night in Franklin with his mother, who is very ill.
- Mrs. Whigsaw, of 1918 Broadway, is expecting her two sisters from Indianapolis soon.
- Mrs. Rueben O’Neal, who has been sick for several weeks, is up and out again. She wishes to thank her many friends for their kindness during her illness.
Posted by Taneya on June 8, 2009