Mr. John Allen

 
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
March 11, 1897, Page 8
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“ West Adairsville.”

Our community is shrouded in gloom. Death entered the home of Mrs. C. P. Turner last Thursday night, March 4 th, and bore away the sweet spirit of her brother, Mr. John Allen. He had left his home at Lindale on the Friday before, apparently in good health. He arrived at his sister’s home in the afternoon, and that night was stricken down with pneumonia, in its most malignant form. He suffered a great deal but was patient through it all, being more thoughtful of others than himself. He had just passed his twentieth birthday, and stood on the threshold of manhood, with a life of usefulness before him. He was a good boy, above the average in intelligence, genial and kind. To know him was to love him. Truly “Death loves a shining mark.” May the Father, who doeth all things well, comfort the father, mother and sister who were with him when the summons came, also the brother and sisters who did not reach his bedside till the loved form was cold in death. His body lies sleeping in Oothcaloga cemetery awaiting the resurrection morn.

“Asleep in Jesus, blesses sleep,

From which none ever wakes to weep.”

 

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