Captain R.G. Mays

Died August 8, 1894
The Courant American, August 9, 1894; Page 1
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Death of Capt. R. G. Mays

The announcement of the sudden death of Capt. R. G. Mays at his home near Cartersville yesterday, was a severe shock to his numerous friends.

He but recently moved to the country, and engaged in farming. He was in the city Tuesday in his usual health, and yesterday morning was out having some work done, when he remarked that he was feeling badly, and was advised to go to the house. He did so, and taking a chair seated himself at a shady place in the yard, and in a few minutes fell from the chair and expired before he could be moved to the house.

Capt. Mays was sixty-seven years old. For a number of years he was in the mercantile business in Cartersville, and has always enjoyed the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens. Of a genial kindly nature, he made friends of all with whom he met. He leaves a wife and son, Mr. Evans Mays to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father.

His remains will be laid to rest at Oak Hill cemetery at nine o’clock this morning, with Masonic honors.



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