Gerald Griffin

The Cartersville American
Cartersville, Georgia
April 14, 1885, page 2
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Gerald Griffin.

The Times-Democrat of the 9th inst., contained the following concerning the death of Gerald Griffin, in New Orleans, last Sunday night.

There died last night at his rooms in this city, No. 21 Bourbon street, Gerald Griffin, of Columbus, Ga., a young civil engineer of pronounced ability, who came to New Orleans about a fortnight since for the purpose of indulging in a much needed rest.  He had been pursuing his profession at Birmingham and Sheffield, Ala., but the work so told upon him that he thought it best to desist for a time and endeavor by a change of scene to build up his failing strength.  The mother of the deceased lives in Columbus, Ga., and the family is among the first in the state.  During the war the Griffin mansion was ever open to the confederate soldier, and many of our readers doubtless found much needed rest under its hospitable roof.  The deceased, during his illness, which began on Wednesday, was tenderly cared for and nursed by his friend and companion, Mr. J. S. Acee of Columbus, who, despite the earnest remonstrances of his sick friend, decided to call in medical aid on Friday. Dr. Gaudet at once responded and found the patient suffering from a severe attack of asthma, complicated with lung trouble.  Everything was done that human science could suggest, and, although strong hopes were entertained that the results might not be fatal, the patient after lingering until 7:30 o’clock last night, quietly passed away –so quietly that his friend at his elbow could scarcely believe that he was dead.  Telegrams were sent to a brother of the deceased in Birmingham and to the family in Columbus.  The remains were sent home for burial.


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