Mrs. Mary Hazleton

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
October 18, 1877, Page 4
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Death of a Centenarian.

Died, in this city, on Thursday morning last, Mrs. Mary Hazleton, aged one hundred and three years and seven months.

The melancholy tones of all the church bells in the city, as they tolled the funeral notes yesterday morning gave evidence of the fact that the deceased was known and loved by many.

It is but few that providence allows to dwell on earth over the allotted three score and ten, and fewer far that reach the ripe old age of Mrs. Hazleton.  She lived long and through all that long life she was faithful and kind to friends and the enemy of none.  For several years past it has been customary for the Sabbath school children to visit her upon her birthday, and with pleasant words and early spring flowers to cheer the kind lady on in her advance into a second century; but that pleasure the little ones will have no more.

The deceased has until within the last few months, been able to attend to her own business affairs, and within the last year she has been seen afoot on our streets nearly a mile away from home.

Along with other ways and means of helping the poor and needy, Mrs. Hazleton was accustomed to prescribe for the sick and afflicted, having some knowledge of the science  of medicine, which she turned to good account.

The Methodist church was draped in mourning on the occasion of the funeral services of the deceased.—Rome Courier, 13th


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