Kirksey Children

The Standard and Express
Cartersville, Georgia
October 17, 1872, Page 1
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The Lumpkin Independent has this:

“About three weeks ago, Mr. W. F. Kirksey had the sad misfortune to loose two children, a daughter, aged eighteen, and a son, aged about ten.  They both died of congestion in about five minutes of each other.  Mr. E. F. Kirksey, uncle to W. F. Kirksey, was sent for on Sunday morning to attend their burial. Upon starting back to Lumpkin after a minister to perform the burial services, the mules that were being driven ran away, and, throwing Mr. E. F. Kirksey out, broke his leg in two places, and he still lies in a critical condition.  Subsequent to this, Mr. Wm. Kirksey, son of W. F. Kirksey, has gone blind from the effect of some lotion put in them to cure a case of common sore eyes.”


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