Rev. Samuel Hall

 
The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
August 30, 1888, Page 1
 
Transcribed by 2006
 

Death of Rev. Samuel Hall.
The Rector of The Ascension Church Dies Suddenly –A Congregation Mourns.

Rev. Samuel Hall, who had recently assumed the charge of the Cartersville and Cedartown Episcopal churches, died suddenly, at Mrs. Shockley’s, where he was boarding, on Tuesday evening last.  He had been indisposed for two or three weeks, but was thought to be improving; and during Tuesday was in buoyant spirits.  He told Mr. Henry Hall to have services announced for Sunday, and mentioned the subject upon which he wished to preach.

At tea Mr. Hall did not complain, but it was noticed that he looked quite pale on leaving the table; and soon after entering his room he fell upon the floor.  Members of the family hurried to him, when he was found lying upon his back, in an unconscious condition, and but faintly breathing.  Dr. Baker was sent for and soon reached the scene, but it was evident that the beloved pastor was already beyond human skill, and he soon after ceased to breathe.

Dr. Hall is supposed to have had heart disease, and a recent contracted cold, producing acute neuralgia of that organ, hurried his end.

For many years the deceased had been rector of a flourishing parish at Morristown, N. J., but on the advice of his physician resigned it to try a milder climate.  He went first to Atchison, Kansas, where he assumed a charge; but finding that the climate did not agree with him, came south, and though he had been here but a short time, had won the warm love of his church, and the confidence and esteem of our community.

He was a man of deep learning, with a tender, gentle, fatherly spirit, and a happy disposition that quickly won the heart of a new acquaintance.  His death is sadly lamented by our community, and the sympathy of all is deeper because of the fact that he is so far away from those most dear to him by kindred ties.

As we go to press, telegraphic correspondence is being had with his relatives, as to the disposition of his remains.

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September 6, 1888, Page 1

Carried to New Jersey.

We chronicled last week in our columns the sudden death of Rev. Samuel Hall, who had but recently taken charge of Ascension church at this place, and St. James at Cedartown, at the residence of Mrs. Shockley.

As soon as the sad event occurred telegraphic communication was had with his relatives at Morristown, New Jersey, regarding the disposition of his remains and the request was given that they be forwarded to that point.  His mourning congregation and friends who were anxious that their full and complete duties to their late pastor and adviser should be done at once, prepared matters in the best possible manner, and the remains in charge of Col. J. B. Heyward, who volunteered to accompany them, went forward to his old home and last resting place on Wednesday.

Almost the entire membership of Ascension church and many other friends were at the depot on the solemn occasion of the departure of all that was mortal of a self-sacrificing faithful worker in the glorious cause of Christ.

Many sympathies go out to the relatives of the deceased.

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The Courant American
September 6, 1888, Page 5

“Home Brevities.”

Mr. J. B. Heyward returned from Morristown, N. J., last Monday.  He went to accompany the remains of Rev. Samuel Hall to his home for interment.  Mr. Heyward informs us that the remains reached their destination in a most satisfactory condition.  The lamented minister’s features presented a life-like appearance that surprised his friends, when they remembered that the body had been on the railroad for three days and nights.  The body was embalmed by our friend W. C. Edwards, the undertaker, who is remarkably successful in this branch of his business.  Dr. Hall was greatly beloved at his home, and there was every evidence of sincere grief on the part of the people who had so long known and loved him.

 

 

 

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