Chas A. Moon

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
June 28, 1888, Page 5
Transcribed by 2006

Death of Chas A. Moon.

Chas A. Moon died at 9:15 o’clock last Friday morning, at his father’s residence, after a lingering illness of many months.

The deceased was about twenty-eight years old, and up to four years ago, when he first began to feel the symptoms of that fatal malady, consumption, he was the embodiment of manly vigor and strength.  But it was not long before his physical powers began to yield to the ravages of the disease, and he gradually grew weaker, until like a flickering candle, his life went out.

Chas. A. Moon was a genial, generous, brave, noble-hearted fellow, a true friend, an obedient son, a loyal and affectionate husband and tender and loving father.  It is sad that such a manly man should be cut off in the bloom of his life and the spring time of his usefulness.  But such was the Divine decree; and admiring friends and loving relatives will not question the wise, but inscrutable purpose, in thus early taking him away.  They find consolation in the happy thought, that it is well with him now.  He bore his long and sore afflictions with a true and beautiful Christian fortitude; and as his frail bark drifted down the current to that sure and inevitable vortex, his faith grew stronger, and his hopes brighter, each day, until at last, when the end came, it was a grand triumph of the soul over the stings of death and the horrors of the grave.  It was a peaceful separation of spirit and body; a glorious passing over the river to a life of immortality.

The funeral took place at the Methodist church, of which the deceased was a member, at 9:30 o’clock, on last Saturday morning.  The services were conducted by Rev. H. J. Adams, assisted by Rev. W. H. Cooper, pastor of the Baptist church, and Rev. J. S. Hillhouse, pastor of the Presbyterian church, and were very impressive.  The remains were interred at Oak Hill cemetery.


The Courant American
August 9, 1888, Page 4

In Memoriam.

Chas. A. Moon was born Feb. 20, 1860, in Bartow county, and died June 22nd, 1888, At Cartersville, Ga.

This brief statement chronicles the history of every mortal.  We are born, we die.  Thus far we make the same record.  The brave, the fair, the young, the old, deserve alike this common epitaph. [Obituary continues; see June 28, 1888 for first death notice.]…He was reared in Cartersville, obtaining a good education from its schools.  He married Miss Hattie Goodwin, whose death was recently noted in these columns.  Four children were born, two surviving.  Energy and intelligence characterize him.  He chose mercantile pursuits for his life-work; and it is safe to say that only disease or death could have prevented his sure success.  He joined the Methodist church in 1875 under the pastorate of Rev. A. J. Jarrell.  Affliction fully discovered his Christian patience and resignation.  Few have been so sorely tried.  Death came after months of consumption.  He leaves a legacy to his children and family richer than heaps of gold – a brave Christian character, “a good name.” Requiescat!  --- John W. Akin.




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