Georgia Gilbert

The Cartersville Courant
Cartersville, Georgia
June 25, 1886, page 3
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Sudden Death of a Colored Girl.

Georgia Gilbert, a sixteen year old colored girl died at her home in the western portion of the city very suddenly last Friday morning.  The death was so sudden that it was thought advisable to hold an inquest, and accordingly Coroner Rowland was notified, who summoned a jury and held an inquest Saturday morning.  Nothing was adduced in the testimony of the few witnesses summoned to show that the girl’s death was from foul play.  She was taken sick Thursday night with pains in the breast, making breathing difficult.  Dr. Mayfield was summoned next morning, but too late to do anything and the girl died a few moments after his arrival.  The Doctor in his statement to the jury, gave it as his opinion that the death was caused from congestion of the lungs, and accordingly the jury rendered a verdict setting forth the same.  The girl was a very smart child and was liked by both white and black, and she could not possibly have had any enemies interested in her sudden taking off.


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