D. T. Gilmer

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
September 16, 1909, Page 5
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Mr. Gilmer Dead.
Passes Away at His Residence, Douglas Street, Thursday.

Mr. D. T. Gilmer died at his residence on Douglas street last Thursday morning at 8:45 o’clock after about a month’s illness from stomach trouble.

Mr. Gilmer was about 58 years old and was born in Hall county.  He moved to this city about four or five years ago and lived here until his death.  He was employed at Fields warehouse as night watchman up to the time he took sick.

Mr. Gilmer had been married three times, his last marriage being to Miss Bessie Johnson, daughter of Mr. Wesley Johnson, of this city.  Two little boys were the result of his last marriage and they besides his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Voyls, survive him.

Mr. Gilmer had lived a good Christian life and had been a member of the Methodist church for forty years.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and they had charge of the funeral.

Mr. Gilmer’s little grand daughter, Florence Voyls, passed away two hours preceding his death and the two were buried together Saturday morning at ten o’clock at Oak Hill cemetery.

The funeral services were conducted from the Felton’s Chapel, the church which was recently built near his home.  He expressed a desire a short time before his death that his name lead the membership of the church and that his funeral be held from the church.  Although the church has not yet been completed, his wishes were complied with and the funeral took place from this church Saturday morning, conducted by Rev. Henry B. Mays, of the Sam Jones Memorial church.

Mrs. Voyls, Mr. Gilmer’s daughter is very ill and was unable to attend her father’s funeral and owing to her weak condition the relatives decided not to break the news of her father’s death to her until she gets better.


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