John Z. McConnell

 
The Cartersville American
Cartersville, Georgia
April 14, 1885, page 3
 
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Death of Mr. John Z. McConnell.

Died Saturday morning at six o’clock of consumption, after a confinement of several months, Mr. John Z. McConnell, in the 38th year of his age.  He has been a citizen of Cartersville for about six years.  He was sometime foreman of the Georgia Car company’s works at this place.  Afterwards he built and operated a gin and planing mill here.

He was a skilled mechanic, an industrious, energetic, public spirited citizen, and an honest man and true friend.  As a member of the town council he was among the first, if not the very first, to inaugurate a system of permanent improvements as to streets, sidewalks, bridges, etc.

The deceased was the oldest son of General Samuel M. McConnell, formerly of Cherokee county, Georgia, now of Young county, Texas.  He married in 1879 Miss Elizabeth Clayton, whom he leaves with three children.

He was a member of the Legion of Honor, and his remains were buried by the members of that order, Sunday evening at four o’clock, in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Rev. J. T. Norris chaplain of the Legion at this place, and Rev. F. M. Daniel officiating.

 

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