Adair County Deaths & Obituaries
Adair County News, November 16, 1904
Died of Peritonitis
The citizens of Columbia were greatly surprised last Monday afternoon [Nov. 14th] when the news came announcing the death of Prof. Hallie Nell, of Gradyville. He was taken with typhoid fever two or three weeks ago, and a few days before he died it was thought that his condition was much better. Sunday unfavorable symptoms set up, and on Monday Dr. J. H. Grady was called into the case by Dr. L.C. Nell, who is a brother of the deceased. After consultation the physicians were satisfied that peritonitis had set up and that there was no relief. the patient lingered until about 5:30 o'clock when his life-work ended.
Hallie Nell was a teacher by profession and was about thirty years old. He was a young man of exemplary habits, was a friend to every body and every [one] was his friend. The deceased was a Master Mason, a member of Breeding Lodge and his remains were buried by the Fraternity yesterday, many relatives and friends being present.
No death has occurred at Gradyville for years that brought more genuine sorrow--honest, courteous, with an abiding faith in his Master, a kindly feeling for every body, his spirit went to rest.
[His full name was John Hallie Nell; his birth date was July 25, 1871; and his remains were laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Adair County.]