J. Caldwell Griffin

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia

Thursday, 25 September 1913

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Young Druggist Dies at Father’s Home.

Mr. J. Caldwell Griffin died suddenly, at the home of his father, Dr. W.C. Griffin, last Saturday night.

Relatives of the family, Mr. James Crawford and family of Cassville, were at the home to spend the night. All had been chatting pleasantly together in the sitting room, when, at about ten o’clock Caldwell started to his room. The company heard something like a fall and went to the stairway and there found Mr. Griffin hanging prostrate across the stair railing, his feel resting on the third or fourth step from the bottom. He was laid on the floor and all around him preparing for heroic work to restore him if possible. After a couple of gasps he expired.

Mr. Griffin had not been in good health for some time, his affliction beginning with a spinal trouble, that at times seemed to affect his brain. Spells would come on in which he suffered much and would pass away, leaving him again at his accustomed ease. He had had his troubles diagnosed and resorted to remedies which it was thought would give him final relief. But hopes were disappointing and the end came.

Caldwell Griffin was a young man of a kind heart and those who knew him best liked him best. He was honorable, obliging and true as a friend and his demeanor was altogether circumspect and apparently without fault. He learned some years ago the pharmacist profession and held positions in our local drug stores at first, then was with Curry-Arrington Co., at Rome, and finally a year or so ago, with Mr. Trevitt and others organized the Cartersville Drug Co., whose business he gave the closest and most careful attention and the business has been quite successful.

He lives behind him his father, a brother, Dr. Clark H. Griffin, and a sisterm, Miss Myrtle Griffin.

His funeral took place at 3 o’clock Tuesday. Miss Myrtle Griffin was in St. Petersburg, Florida, at the time of her brother’s death and the funeral was deferred to give her time to attend.

Dr. J.M. Long conducted the funeral services. The remains were interred at Oak Hill.


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