Mrs. Mary J. Gore

The News and Courant
Cartersville, Georgia
September 29, 1904
Transcribed & Submitted by:    8/2006


Mrs. Mary J. Gore Passes Away After Attack of Neuralgia of the Heart.

Mrs. Mary J. Gore died at her home at Cassville Friday, Septembeer 23rd. She was 69 years of age and had resided at Cassville for over fifty years. Her husband, Joshua Gore, died at the same place seventeen years ago.

Mrs. Gore was taken suddenly ill Friday afternoon, and death soon followed. She had been in usual health and had prepared dinner Friday.

The cause of her death was neuralgia of the heart. She had been a member of the Methodist church for fifty-five years, and was an exemplary Christian lady, and was always ready to aid the sick and the needy, and in this way did much for her community.

She was laid to rest Sunday at Poplar Springs, by the side of her husband. She is survived by two children, Mrs. H. Yarbrough, of Pine Log, and Mr. Thomas Gore, Cassville.


Oct 27, 1904

In Memory of Mrs. Gore:

Mrs. Joshua Gore was bon April 28, 1836, in York District., S.C. She was the daughter of Alexander Gunn, the pioneer peach-grower of Gordon county who died about five years ago.

When she was six years old, her father moved to Raleigh, N. C., from whence he moved to Cass County in 1849.

At the age of 15 years she joined the Methodist church at Cassville, where she remained a faithful member until her death.

To this church she was peculiarly attracted; and the few older members of that splendid galaxy of noble men and women who formed Cassville society in antebellum days will remember her devotion to that church and the interests of that community. To the day of her death she always felt a peculiar pleasure in listening to those tones of wonderful sweetness which rang out from the marvelous bell of that church summoning to church the grandchidren of the Cassville pioneers.

On July 5, 1858 she married the late Joshua Gore who preceded her to the better world on July 17,1887. She leaves surviving her two children, Mrs Hiram Yarbrough, of Gordon county, and Thomas Gore, who lives on the old homestead near Cassville. Life, with its rapid whirl of pressing duties, is too strenuous to permit many words of memorial even of those who fulfill best the obligations which press upon all mortals here below.

But it is a source of unspeakable comfort to those who knew Mrs. Gore best and loved her most to dwell upon the many solid virtues which she possessed. She has gone to her eternal reward, the memory of her kind heart, her gentle words and her faithful conduct in all the relations of life will long linger as a benediction upon the lives of all whose privilege it was to know her well.

She rests in the old Cassville cemetery where sleep the dust of so many of her family, neighbors, and friends. Peace to her ashes.



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