Joseph Holcombe

 
The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
November 5, 1908 , Page8
 
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Joseph Holcombe.
Well Known Conductor on W. & A. Passes Away Tuesday Night.

Mr. Joseph Holcombe, a well known conductor on the W. A. Railroad, died at his home in Atlanta, last Tuesday night.

Mr. Holcombe went in from his run Friday night and on his way to his home was taken ill, becoming delirious while waiting for a street car and being assisted by a friend to his home.  His case grew worse rapidly and he died at the time mentioned.  Mr. Holcombe was one of the most efficient conductors on the road and was very popular with the traveling public.  He owned a lot of valuable property in this county.

Mr. Holcombe’s home was in Adairsville before he moved to Atlanta, but he originally came from Arkansas.  He had been a faithful employee of the road for thirty years.  He was in charge of the “Dixie Flyer” at the time of his death.

The cause of Mr. Holcombe’s death was meningitis. [An additional notice of the death cam be found on page 5 of the November 12, 1908 issue; the place of interment was East View Cemetery.]

 

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