Isaac C. Morgan

The Cartersville American
Cartersville, Georgia
December 9, 1884, page 3
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“Town and County.”

Mr. I. C. Morgan, a notice of whose death appears elsewhere in our column, was one of the most prominent and successful printers in South Carolina.  He was public printer for that state many years before the war.  He introduced steam printing into his state and established a large and successful printing, publishing and bookbinding business in Columbia.  He was also editor and proprietor of the States Right Republican, a daily and the Palmetto State Banner, weekly, at the same time the latter paper had the largest circulation in the state.  He also published The Temperance Advocate, a journal well known to some of our oldest citizens.


Isaac C. Morgan.

Departed this life, on Thursday morning, the 4th inst., at the ripe old age of 78 years, at the residence of T. E. Smith, which has been his home for several years – Mrs. Smith being his only remaining child he wished to spend his last moments with her.

How sweet thus to die after many years of a well spent life – to be allowed to select those who shall comfort and minister to us in our last moments. Thus died this aged man of God, surrounded by his daughter and his grandchildren, and from the society of his loved ones his freed spirit winged its way to realms above.

Solomon tells us that “The hoary head is a crown of glory if it be found in the way of righteousness.” Our aged friend has, after many years of patient waiting and humble preparation for the event, exchanged his crown of gray hairs for a brighter crown, which the Lord the King has placed upon his head. No more tottering steps, no more faltering speech, no more trembling of the hand. He has forgotten the things of the past, they are lost in the happiness and joy of the glorious present.  He has realized the full meaning of the words, I shall be there and like my God.

Peace be to his ashes. May millions emulate his life.



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