Marshall W. Osburn

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
April 21, 1892, page 8
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[Note: Name is also spelled Marshall Orsborn and Marshal Osburn in these articles.]


Friends and acquaintances of the family extend their sorrow over the death of Mr. Marshall Orsborn (sic) who died at his home near here last Tuesday. His remains were buried at the Hays’ burial grounds at Cedar Creek.



Mr. and Mrs. Mobley, of Floyd county, were called to the death bed of the latter’s brother, Mr. Marshall Osburn, which occurred on the 12th inst. A noble young man passes peacefully over the river after a few days illness.


May 12, 1892
Page 6.

In Memoriam.
A Noble Young Man Passes Over the River After a Few Days Illness.

Mr. Marshal W. Osburn is dead.
He died from a complication of diseases from which he suffered only a few days, and without realizing its terrible hold on his system until the sweet messenger of love said suffer no longer soul for thy home is above. All that medical skill and loving hands could do for his relief and recovery was done, for great was the love his people bore for him, but it could not stay the hand of death; but alas! The hearts of his own household was saddened by the hand of death as he crept into the sacred circle of home and claimed him as his own.

Marshal was truly one of Georgia’s best and noblest boys. As a fellow companion, never was liberality, gentleness and kindness more beautifully blended than you would find in him. He was loved and respected by all who knew him, for he was ever ready to show a spirit of kindness and goodness to all—a spirit that showed that rare gentleness of disposition, kindness of heart and politeness of character that is only born with the true. His death occurred on the 12th ult. He was a son of Mr. Fayett and Mrs. Sarah Osborn, was born in Loudon county, Virginia, and was twenty two years of age at the time of his death.

In 1887 he came with his parents to this state where he, by his honest, straightforward and upright acts toward every one, became a beloved boy in the truest sense of the word. His funeral was largely attended which was a true mark of the genuine esteem in which he was held in the community. A marked characteristic of Marshal was his devotion to his father, mother, brothers and sisters. To his father and mother he was ever a faithful and obedient son. For his brothers and sisters he made a genial, lovable and noble brother. As a friend he was irreproachable. He was ready and willing at all times. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The community in which he lived will miss him. His mere acquaintance will feel his absence. His friends will sigh for the cordial greeting and the friendly shake of the hand.

For Marshal no more the long dark nights of pain,
To him no more shall sorrow come again.

In the sweet heaven where suffering is unknown,
Eternal health and joy are now his own.

He never shall feel temptation’s fiery breath;
No more shall walk the shadowy vale of death.

His soul is safe from Satan’s cruel snares;
A crown of life his happy spirit wears.

Beyond earth’s storm and darkness he hath passed;
Within the veil he hath his anchor cast.

His voyage now is over, the heavenly post now won.
His spirit hears the welcome words “well done.”

Farewell, dear Marshal, somewhere beyond the daylight and the darkness we hope to see your smiling face again. Till then, farewell. –Pine Log, Ga., May 9th, 1892


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