Robert Renfroe Ham

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia

Thursday, 7 November 1912

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Little Robert Ham Passes to Beyond
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Ham Dies Last Week.

Every thing was done that could be prompted by loving hearts or conceived by the brains of those who held the dear little one so near to them, but all was in vain.

Little Robert Renfroe Ham the eight months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Ham, died Friday afternoon at 6:30 o’clock, October 24th.

He had been well and seemingly strong up till two weeks before his death when those around him noticed that he seemed to be suffering with his ear. After a few days a baby specialist with the advice of Cartersville physicians found that he had developed mastoiditis, the disease so dreaded even among mature persons.

An operation was performed by Dr. Funkhouser, and two nurses were secured and all that skill and love could do was done but with no avail.

The entire town sympathizes with Mr. and Mrs. Ham and with the relatives of the little one.

Robert Renfroe was a remarkably bright, attractive child with beautiful intelligent blue eyes that immediately won the hearts of those he came in contact with.

He was greatly blessed during his short life—living in the house of his great grand parents, Dr. and Mrs. H.I. Battle, with his grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Renfroe, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Ham.

No baby was ever more welcome from birth and none more greatly loved. The fond parents had already begun to make preparations for his first Christmas with them and his going away has left a great emptiness in the hearts and home of those who loved him so dearly.

As his beautiful little form lay so still in the casket which was banked and massed with flowers and as those who loved him so lingered [several words illegible] “In the Sweet Bye and Bye We Shall Meet on that Beautiful Shore,” the beautiful reality of the [illegible] where our Savior is preparing a home for us never seemed so real and so near.

It is with love and true friendship that sympathy is extended to the entire bereaved family and the prayer that in that brighter, better world where we are striving to reach, the family, parents, grand parents and great grandparents may unite with [illegible] may be unbroken.


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