Miss Amanda Catherine Durham

 
The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
March 21, 1889, page 1
 
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Adairsville.

The sudden deaths which have occurred in an intelligent community lately makes a reflection on the uncertainties of life. At the hospitable home of her brother-in-law, Mr. Thomas Johnson, Miss Amanda C. Durham died suddenly at nine and a half o’clock Saturday night. This good woman had not been feeling well for some time, the decline of life was having its effects and leaving its marks, noticing this she was met with all the attention and tender solicitude that sister and nearer relatives could bestow. Miss Amanda went visiting Saturday evening and on returning home displayed no feelings of sickness and was apparently in her usual health, on Mr. Johnson returning home from his drug store and while seated beside his table reading the morning paper, this lady came in the room and while passing him at the table made some remark, not understanding this, he asks for a repetition. Mr. Johnson had hardly done this when he heard her fall, and on going to the rescue found that life was fast ebbing away. Calling on Rev. Mr. Taylor who was a guest in the house, who responded quickly, and in their presence Miss Amanda Catherine Durham, breathed her last, death caused from a disease of the heart which she suffered from. Adairsville mourns the loss of a good and honored citizen, the church a devoted Christian. Her goodness of heart was not manifested by leadership in active enterprise, but in following the even tenor of her way she exemplified a Christian spirit. Funeral services were conducted at her home by Revs. Tatum and Buford in an impressive and feeling manner at 2 o’clock, the remains were carried to Bowdoins cemetery for burial, followed by a large procession of friends relatives and acquaintances. We extend our sympathies to Mr. and Mrs. Johnson in this absence from the household of their good and devoted sister.

 

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