W. O. Peeples

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
February 28, 1907, Page 1
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Mr. W. O. Peeples Dead.
Father of Citizen and Attorney of Cartersville Dies in Tennessee.

Mr. W. O. Peeples, father of Mr. Oscar T. Peeples, of this city, and a well known and substantial citizen of Chattanooga, but who has been making his home for two years at Bridgeport, Ala., died Saturday, the 16th, at a sanitarium in Graysville, Tenn.  In an article on Mr. Peeples’ death the Chattanooga Times says:

“The death of Mr. Peeples removes the head of a family that has played an important part in the developments of Chattanooga and in the business, social, religious and political life of the city.  His was for many years a familiar figure on the streets of Chattanooga.  Mr. Peeples was a man of warm friendships and attachments and the news of his death was received at his old home with genuine regret.  He was a man of unbounded generosity and of noble impulses and could not do enough for his friends and those whom he liked.  Many are the young men and older citizens who have received a helping hand when most needed from W. O. Peeples.

“The deceased was born in Gordon county, Georgia, at Fairmount, April 9, 1846, and had he lived until April next would have been sixty-one years of age.  At the age of seventeen he entered the Confederate army and made a good soldier.  He served Joe Wheeler’s Cavalry, entering as a private and coming out of the war as a lieutenant, having been promoted for bravery on the field.  He was a charter member of N. B. Forrest camp, Confederate Veterans and always took an active interest in the affairs of the organization.

“Mr. Peeples was one of Chattanooga’s pioneers.  It was his indomitable will, industry and faith in Chattanooga that contributed largely to the early upbuilding of the splendid foundation upon which material Chattanooga today securely rests.  He was connected for many years with many of the city’s most progressive business institutions and for twenty five years was always a leader in every public movement having for its object the pushing to the front and development of his adopted city.  He always took a keen interest in civic and political affairs and was one of the pillars of the democratic organization in this section, when it “tried men’s souls” to be democrats. He was at all times a keen student of political affairs.”


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