Maj. William Milner

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
June 29, 1893, Page 5
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“City Affairs.”


Death of Major Milner.

The death of Maj. William Milner which occurred last Sunday evening at six o’clock was a sad though not unexpected event. He had been suffering at intervals for several years with an acute disease which gradually grew worse until it became apparent a short while ago that he could not survive much longer.

He was born in Laurens district, S. C., on the 20 th of May, 1820, and was therefore at the time of his death a little over seventy-three years of age. He came to this county with his father when he was about twelve years old and has lived in this vicinity nearly ever since, and has been identified with Cartersville from the time the town was first located. He united with the Presbyterian church at this place when he was a young man and has been a useful and prominent member of it for forty-eight years and eight months, and for many years he has filled the office of ruling elder. On March 2, 1848, he married Miss Sarah M. Bookter of South Carolina, who with four sons and four daughters survives him.

Maj. Milner was a man of sterling worth. He had strong convictions of right. He was firm in his opinions, but considerate of the views of others. He tried to live peaceably with all men and to faithfully discharge all the duties which were laid upon him. He had a large circle of relatives and friends who sincerely mourn his departure. His funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. S. Hillhouse at the Presbyterian church on Monday afternoon. He was laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery with the impressive ceremonies of the Masonic fraternity.


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