Thomas Jefferson

 
The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
March 16, 1899, Page 8
 
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Adairsville.

Our little city has met an irreparable loss in the death of Mr. Thomas Jefferson on the morning of the 14th at 2:27 o’clock.  After an illness of fifteen days the suffering was over.  He had “fought a good fight” and had been allowed more years than many are in which to accomplish the work.  He would have been 69 years old had he lived until November. He was a model citizen, a most punctual and thorough business man as his large drug business carried on here for many years goes to show.  He has always been numbered among our best citizens and was always ready to keep step in rapid strides of progress.  It is hard to imagine Adairsville without Mr. Johnson.  He came here fifty years ago having been born in North Carolina.  He leaves behind to mourn his departure a wife and daughter, Mrs. J. W. Bradley, of this city.  His youngest daughter, Mrs. N. C. Anderson, preceded her father almost ten years to the “far away land” but her little daughter Emma, has resided with her grandfather. To these grief stricken ones all hearts go out with wishes to comfort but they mourn without hope for “He awaits them.”

The funeral occurred from the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. J. E. Hudson officiating.  He was buried with Masonic honors as he had been for years an honored member of the fraternity, serving as worshipful Master for fourteen years.

In beautiful East View, where he had planned and worked so often, he will sleep the last sweet sleep.

 

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