James H. Kilby

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
November 23, 1899, page 5
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James H. Kilby Dies.
Wounds Received in Cotton Gin Prove Fatal.

News reached town Wednesday afternoon that Jas. H. Kilby, who had been running a cotton gin near Sharptop, in this county, had gotten his hand caught in one of his gins, terribly mangling and lacerating his hand and arm to the elbow.  Dr. W. L. Coleman, of this place, and Dr. Moore, of Walesca, were summoned, and upon investigation found that amputation was necessary.  Mr. Kilby was placed under the influence of chloroform and his arm removed, but on account of such heavy loss of blood he never rallied from the effects of the chloroform and expired at eight o’clock on the evening after the accident occurred.

Mr. Kilby was about 47 years of age and leaves a wife and six children, besides an aged father and mother, who had been making their home with him for several years.  He was a prominent member of the Canton Baptist church and Masonic fraternity.

Several years ago Mr. Kilby was a very prominent figure in county politics and held the office of tax collector, and was also at one time one of Canton’s most popular merchants and had scores of friends who hastened to express their sincere condolence to the grief-stricken members of the family.

The remains of Mr. Kilby were brought to his home in Canton on yesterday afternoon and will be interred in the Canton cemetery today at eleven o’clock with Masonic honors.  The funeral service will probably be conducted by Rev. W. H. Dean, of Woodstock, assisted by Rev. B. R. Anderson, at the Methodist church. – Canton Advance.

Mr. Kilby was a brother-in-law of Mayor A. M. Puckett, of Cartersville.  His daughter, Miss Mattie, was visiting here and was called home by the news of the accident.


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