Dick Griffeth

 
The Cartersville Express Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
April 7, 1881 Page 3:
 
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Dick Griffeth

After four weeks of search the body of poor Dick Griffeth has been found. When the steamer Magnolia arrived at her wharf in Rome, last Monday at noon, some of her deck hands reported that they saw the body of a dead man lodged against a raft about two miles below Rome. As soon as this information was spread, several persons got into bateaux and started down the river. And sure enough, after they had gone about two miles, they espied the body of some one, and on drawing near, it was discovered to be the remains of Dick Griffith. A wagon was procured and the corpse placed in it and brought to Rome. It was so badly decomposed that a recognition of his features was scarcely possible, but his clothing was easily identified. A jury of inquest was soon summoned, and on examination of his pockets twenty dollars in gold and a nickel were found. No marks of violence were discovered and the jury returned a verdict of accidental drowning.

 

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