Henry H. Hall

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
March 31, 1892, page 1
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Mr. H. H. Hall
Death of a Good Citizen and Prominent Business Man.
To Friends Unexpected.
Passes Peacefully to His Reward After a Well Spent Life—Beautiful Tribute to His Worth as a Man and Citizen.

Henry Hall is dead.
When these words were passed from one to another of the community it was hard for those who heard them to realize their truthfulness. He had been sick for six or seven weeks but before his attack had been attending to business and mingling with his friends about the city in apparently good health and in his usual cheerful mood.

He died from a complication of diseases from which he had suffered for some time and realized awhile before the final collapse its terrible hold on his system. All that medical skill and loving hands could do for his relief and recovery was done, but the fell destroyer, Death, claimed him for his own. Mr. Hall was truly one of Cartersville’s best citizens. As a member of the large hardware firm of Baker & Hall, he was ever agile, and wide-a-wake in business matters and was no small factor in the city’s business advancement. As a citizen he was liberal, progressive and ever ready to show a spirit of advancement.

His demise occurred on the 26th instant. He was born in Columbus, Ga., and was 51 years of age at his death. In 1865 he was married to Miss Kathleen Gower, an admirable lady who has proven to him a conspicuous helpmeet and a wife worthy of his noble nature. Soon after his marriage he moved to this city, where he became a citizen in the truest sense of the word.

In the confederate service Mr. Hall was in the quartermaster department of Phillips’ legion and proved himself a man of true soldierly instincts, endearing himself by his actions to every one with whom he had relations.

Mr. Hall’s funeral was one of the most largely attended of any taking place for many years, which was a true mark of the genuine esteem in which he was held in the community.

The deceased leaves a wife and eight children, besides three brothers and three sisters, as immediate relatives who mourn his loss.

Mr. Wm. Hall, of Cedartown, with a portion of his family, Mr. Charlie Dillingham, of Columbus, Mr. Fain and wife, of Atlanta, and Mr. Ebb Gower, of Flowery Branch, were the relatives who were present at his funeral.

A friend furnishes the following short tribute:
“A marked characteristic of Mr. Hall was his devotion to the Episcopal church, in whose faith he was reared, in whose communion he lived and at whose earthly altar his last obsequies were performed. This devotion partook of enthusiasm. He was constant in season and out of season, serving his church in small as well as in great things, and this service was to him a labor of love. In storm and in sunshine, in prosperity and in adversity, he was ever the same zealous, faithful churchman.

“In the relations of father and husband he was all that those who knew him best and loved him most could wish. Those domestic ties are rendered too sacred by the privacy which makes them so tender to those within their bonds, for even the pen of a friend to intrude, but the devoted and tender husband, the solicitous and affectionate father, was in him brightly transparent to all who came within the threshold of his home.

“As a friend he was without hypocrisy or guile. Plain spoken sometimes on the verge of bluntness, his sincerity was without question among all whose privilege it was to enjoy his friendship.

“As a business man his perceptions were clear, his acumen distinct, his pre-vision accurate, his judgment good, his energy untiring, his persistence unflagging, his word his bond.

“The community in which he lived will miss him. His mere acquaintance will feel his absence at all points in which they used to come in contact. His friend will sigh for the cordial greeting, the friendly shake of the hand, the word of good cheer which fell from his lips; and linger, in pensiveness whose melancholy is fringed with the new light of pleasant recollections, upon the memory of the hours spent with him in the intercourse between heart and heart. But, alas, the hearts of his own household, bruised by the heel of death as he stalked into the sacred circle of the home and bore thence its head and master, will alone drink the very dregs of that cup of bitterness which, sooner or later, comes to every one of us in the death of those whom we love the most. Happy are those whose faith can pierce affliction’s darkest cloud and see beyond the light of golden day.”


The Courant American
April 14, 1892, page 1

Tribute of Respect

Whereas, in the providence of our Heavenly Father our church lost its Senior Warden by the death of Henry H. Hall on April 2nd, 1892..[tribute continues, church is unnamed]


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