Dr. J. R. Bartlett, one of the most prominent physicians in Tipton county, died suddenly at his home in Detroit, Saturday morning, from heart failure. Dr. Bartlett was born in Virginia in 1857 and move to Tipton county from that state 37 years ago. He settled near Detroit, where he followed the practice of his profession until his death. In November, 1882, he married Miss Theodosia Vaughan and to this union there was born one son, Mr. John Bartlett, who, with his mother, survives Dr. Bartlett. Dr. Bartlett was a graduate of the Ohio Medical college at Cincinnati, Ohio, and at the time of his graduation he was a young man of limited means, but a man of unfaltering trust and courageous determination. Up to the time of his death he enjoyed a very lucrative practice. He was a member of various medical organizations of the state and nation and also a member in high standing of the Tipton County Medical Society. Dr. Bartlett was a typical Virginian, kind and courteous to everyone. In early manhood he connected himself with the Episcopal church and has been a consistent member of that denomination. He was a man of broad intellect, splendid character, and very charitable. The funeral was held at the family residence at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, Dr. A. C. McCabe, rector of St. Matthew’s church of this city, conducting the services in the presence of a large gathering of friends and relatives. The remains were interred in the Smyrna cemetery following the funeral. (The Covington Leader (Covington, TN), 7/19/1917)

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