Charles Madison Milam

Tribune News
Cartersville, Georgia

June 22, 1939

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Mr. Chas. M. Milam Died Suddenly Late Thursday

Friends throughout this section were shocked late Thursday afternoon when it became known that Mr. Charles M. Milam, one of Cartersville’s most prominent and influential citizens and president of the First National Bank had died suddenly at his home shortly before six o’clock.

In apparent good health, Mr. Milam spent the day at his accustomed place at the bank, and chatted amiably with friends in town after four o’clock.

Born in Kingston, he had lived in Cartersville practically all his life.  He was active in civic, fraternal and political affairs of the city, county and state, and was considered an authority along many lines.

Serving as a cashier of the Cartersville National Bank for over twenty years, he became president of the First National Bank when the two banks consolidated in 1929.  Straight-forward and upright in all his dealings, he held the esteem and respect of all with whom he came in contact.

He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Junior Order United American Mechanics.

Active in state politics in recent years, Mr. Milam was a close personal friend of Ex-Governor Eugene Talmadge, who appointed him to the University System Board of Regents during his last tenure of office.

Survivors include his wife and three children.  They are Mrs. Joe Norwood of Columbia, South Carolina; Miss Rosanna and Mr. John Wikle Milam, of Cartersville.  His widow is the former Miss Marian Strickland, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed Strickland.

Funeral plans will be announced Friday morning by Owen Funeral Home.

[NOTES Son of James Cothran Milam and Lydia Pauline Wilson.  He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery.]


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