Alden Hackett

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
January 9, 1890, page 1
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A Sad Blow.
Death of Alden Hackett, Formerly of This City—A Father’s Shock.

A very sad death occurred yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mr. Simeon Jaseph, 1035 Upper Second street, his nephew, Alden Hackett, of Cannelton, having answered the call after a brief illness. The young man was but 17 years of age, but was unusually bright and gave much promise for the future. Until he was stricken down young Hackett was engaged in keeping the books for the Bunker Hill Mill, and was held in high esteem by his employers. When his case became alarming the young man was removed from his boarding house near the mill to the residence of his uncle and his mother summoned from her home in Cannelton, who was at his bedside when the last spark of life was extinguished. The father of the young man was summoned yesterday, but did not arrive until last night, and not knowing the removal of his son to the city, wended his way to the young man’s boarding house, where he learned for the first time that his boy was dead. The father has been ill of late, and the suddenness and wholly unlooked for news completely unnerved him and he fell in a fainting spell, and it was not until late last night that he could be removed to Mr. Jaseph’s residence.

The bereaved family and relatives will have the heartfelt sympathy of many friends, both here and in Cannelton. Mr. Jaseph’s home was a sad one last night.

The above was taken from the Evansville, Ind., Journal of Dec. 24th, 1889.

Alden was buried Christmas day at 2 p. m. at Cannelton, Ind. He was the son of Mr. W. H. Hackett, formerly of this city, and will be remembered by our people.


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