Mr. H. W. Cobb

 
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
June 14, 1894, Page 4
 
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Mr. H. W. Cobb

At a Ripe Age, He Passes From Earth at His Home in This City.

Mr. Humphrey W. Cobb, died at his home, on Erwin street, in this city, on Tuesday morning, 12 th inst., after an illness of short duration. Though attending regularly to his duties and seemingly free from infirmities, Mr. Cobb has not been enjoying the best of health for some time, having a heart trouble, and this was known to his family who being aware of some other complications that arose to produce his last illness became alarmed when these complications evinced a stubbornness against an attempt to subdue them. Forewarned himself of the end, Mr. Cobb expressed his readiness to go, and then, when speechless, with pen expressed a beautiful final tribute to the goodness of his own near loved ones that will be a treasured heirloom among them.

Mr. Cobb was born in Greenville district, S. C., July 16, 1816, and was therefore in his seventy-eighth year. In 1837 he married Miss Mary G. Black, a sister of Geo. S. Black, of Floyd county. Two years later he came to Bartow, then Cass county, in 1847, and in 1849 he was elected clerk of the superior court, which place he filled for several years, after which he engaged with General Black in the mercantile business in Rome. His firm commanded a large trade encompassing a wide territory. During the war he was elected treasure of Bartow county, and he has held the office almost continuously up to the day of his death. Mr. Cobb was known as a man correct in all his dealings. He possesses a frank, open nature, seemingly abhorring all manner of deceit. He was kind in disposition and always enjoyed great popularity among his fellow-citizens. His death leaves another vacuum in the older, sturdy citizenship of the county.

His remains were interred at Oak Hill cemetery on yesterday, the funeral taking place from his late residence. The services were conducted by Revs. W. H. Cooper and W. R. Briscoe.

 

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