Eugene C. McCarthy

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
June 18, 1908, Page 1
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Savannah Man Dies.
He Drops Dead Suddenly While Taking Shave.
Mr. McCarthy Was Visiting North Georgia to Recuperate From Spell of Typhoid Fever.

Sunday morning last, while shaving preparatory to attending church, Mr. Eugene C. McCarthy, of Savannah, dropped dead at the home of Mr. Levi F. Shaw, in this city.  It was about ten o’clock in the morning and Mr. McCarthy had shaved one side of his face and was ready to begin the other when he fell to the floor and expired.  He was found in his room soon after he died.  His death is supposed to have been caused from heart failure due to an extremely weak condition of his system.  Mr. McCarthy had just come to this city Saturday, but had been in this part of the state for about ten days.  He came to this section to recuperate after a spell of typhoid fever.  He first went to Rockmart to the home of an uncle and from Rockmart came to Cartersville to visit Mr. Shaw, who is a brother-in-law of his uncle.  Mr. McCarthy seemed to be improving rapidly and his letters to his home people were very encouraging.  The Savannah News of Monday had the following regarding Mr. McCarthy and his death:

“A telegram to his family stated his remains have been shipped and would arrive in Savannah this morning.  They will be taken in charge by Messrs Henderson Bros., undertakers, and will be taken to St. Paul’s Episcopal church.  The funeral will take place from the church at 4:30 o’clock this afternoon.  The Rev. S. B. McGlohon, rector of St. Paul’s, will conduct the services.

“Mr. McCarthy was a native of Savannah.  He was born Feb. 28, 1880.  When 4 years old his family moved from Savannah, and he was 16 years old when they returned.  Upon his return he became stenographer for R. L. Colding, Esq., and afterwards went to the Standard oil Company’s branch office, working about a year in each place.

“At the age of 18 he entered the employ of the Savannah Electric Company, where he worked up to a few months ago, when he was transferred to the office of the district manager of Stone & Webster, the firm operating the Savannah Electric Company.  While with the Savannah Electric Company, Mr. McCarthy was a purchasing agent.  Mr. McCarthy was a devout Christina and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  For years he was cross bearer in that church, and at the time of his death was lay reader of St. Paul’s  He was well known in the parish for his ardent labors in the church.  Up to two years ago he was a prominent member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.  Two years ago he found his business duties prevented his living up to his vows and he withdrew from the brotherhood.

“Mr. McCarthy was a member of Concord Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Laura M. McCarthy; one sister, Miss Laura O. McCarthy; and one brother Mr. Earnest McCarthy.  The members of Concord Lodge will attend the funeral in a body.

“The pall bearers will be Messrs J. C. Tyson and T. M. Haynes from Concord Lodge, and Messrs. W. A. Sturtevant, F. M. Yange, C. S. McCants and W. B. Purse from among Mr. McCarthy’s personal friends.


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