Sue Marsh

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
July 17, 1873, Page 2
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With sadness we chronicle the death of Miss SUE MARSH, daughter of our estimable and popular fellow-citizen, Peter Marsh, Esq., who departed this life on the morning of the 10th instant, at her father’s residence. Becoming overheated by severe exercise, and then suddenly exposed to a strong draught of air, she was made quite sick.  Nothing, however, serious was apprehended by herself, parents, or physician, until in a very short time it was discovered that violent congestion of the vital organs had taken place, which almost instantly placed her beyond the reach of all that her physicians or friends could do.  In a few hours after these symptoms made their appearance, the lovely amiable girl, just on the verge of a most charming womanhood, was suddenly and unexpectedly cut off, so suddenly that many friends and acquaintances had not even heard of her illness.  Intelligent, amiable, attractive in all those characteristics which mark the truly excellent female, her young life has suddenly closed amidst the tears of her friends, and the universal sorrow and regret of a whole community.  Words are too feeble to express her virtues, indelibly inscribed upon the hearts of that home circle of which she was the life and joy, they will long survive the dear girl whose sweet voice and charming face shall greet them no more on earth.  To Him who doeth all things well, and whose glory it is to conceal a thing, we commend the stricken parents and family, trusting that from the congregation of saints below, she has been translated, in the beauty of her youth, to the company of the shining ones in heaven. [Another obituary can be found on page 3 of this issue, written by “Father,” who gives this information about Sue Marsh’s burial location:  “Out on the lonely Cemetery hill, where the bird sends forth his sweet clarion, and the breeze chants its melancholy dirge, rests thy loved form in earth’s cold embrace, a prey for nothingness and worms.”  On page 3 of the issue of July 24, 1873 can be found “A Stranger’s Tribute To the Memory of Miss Sue Marsh.” ]


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