Birdie Griffin Harling

The News
Cartersville, Georgia
May 17, 1901, Page 1
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Mrs. J. R. Harling, of Kingston, Died After Operation.

The community was shocked Wednesday morning when the news was flashed over the wires that Mrs. J. R. Harling, of Kingston, had died at 3 o’clock that morning in Rome, at the sanitarium of Dr. Henry Battey, whither she had gone a few days ago to undergo a dangerous surgical operation.

Mrs. Harling was a daughter of Sheriff and Mrs. R. L. Griffin, of Cartersville, and they were with her for several days prior and up to the time of her sad passing away.

It will be remembered that about a year ago this lady’s life hung as by a thread for weeks, after a delicate operation had been performed.  She however, was nursed back into better health, which was never real good up to last week, when it was decided to perform another operation, which was done last Sunday, from the effects of which she died Wednesday morning.

Her remains were brought to Cartersville Wednesday morning, after a short service was held at the Griffin residence, Rev. Mr. Bealer, officiating, they were carried to Euharlee for interment.  Rev. Mr. Dyar, of Kingston, officiated at the grave.

The deceased was a most lovable young woman, 26 years of age, and had many friends and admirers who are saddened at her untimely end.  She was married to Mr. J. R. Harling a little over two years ago and as far as sweet temper and disposition went was an excellent wife, bearing her burdens of ill health with sublime resignation, never murmuring.

To the grief-stricken husband, parents, brothers and sisters there goes out from the hearts of their friends a most genuine sympathy. [A tribute “In Memory of Mrs. James Harling” can be found on page 1 of the May 24, 1901 issue.]


July 5, 1901

A Tribute of Respect from the Kingston Historical Club.

We as members of the historical club, with sadness of heart offer this resolution on the death of our friend and member, Mrs. Birdie Griffin Harling.  We deplore her untimely death.  We miss her cheerful influence, her intellectual association, her Christian example, and appreciate her noble character, and admirable qualities.  She sought opportunity to make those with whom she came in contact, feel it was good to be in her presence.  By her death the first link is broken within the chain of this club.  Her seat is vacant, and her example of kindness left for us to imitate.  We cherish each virtue she possessed, for she was the embodiment of qualifications that make up the character of a true woman.

We resolve to place this resolution on the book of our minutes, and to send a copy to her husband and parents.

Mrs. Mattie Rogers
Mrs. Marie T. Gillam
Miss Gertrude Rollins,

Kingston, Ga., June 28, 1901.


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