“Brief Local Items.”

 
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
May 6, 1897 Page 5:
 
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“Brief Local Items.”

Mr. Eli Barrett, an old and well known citizen of Kingston, died at his home in that town Tuesday, and was buried yesterday with Masonic honors.

May 13, 1897

“Doings in Bartow—Kingston.”

We are called upon to chronicle the death of one of our best citizens. Eli Barrett died at the residence of Lin Kennedy, May 4th, after a weeks’ suffering with pneumonia. Dr. Bradley was called in and kind nursing of his daughter and other loved ones, the grim monster of death could not be prevailed upon to postpone his call which was about 7 p. m. His children, Mrs. Carwyle, of Selma, Ala.; Mrs. R. C. O. Ware, of Atlanta, and John W. and Frank Barrett, of LaGrange, were telegraphed at once. They all arrived one hour before his death. He was perfectly conscious; called each one by name and stated he was ready to depart. By his request he was buried with Masonic honors on the 5th instant, in Kingston cemetery. Dr. J. P. Bowdoin, W. M., of Adairsville lodge, with ten of his members, assisted S. P. Gaines, W. M., of Kingston lodge, in paying the last sad rites to their deceased brother. Your correspondent was intimately connected with Mr. Barrett, and can say he was a good Christian, a zealous Mason, a good citizen and neighbor, and a loving father. He was 71 years of age. He leaves four daughters and three sons to mourn his loss. Peace to his ashes.

 

 

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