Erastus Jefferson Pinckard

 
The Weekly Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
September 6, 1867, Page 3
 
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Obituary.

Mr. Erastus Jefferson Pinckard, of Columbus, Ga., died suddenly in this city, on Sunday morning last, at the residence of Maj. D. Smith’s of inflammation of the stomach.  Griffin Star, 2d.

The deceased is a relative of the Senior Editor of this paper, and was the son of ___ Pinckard, deceased, of Forsyth, Ga.  He has, since the war, been associated with J. R. Banks, of Columbus, Ga., in a carriage repository, under the firm name of Banks & Pinckard.  He has been taken away in the very vigour of manhood and prime of life – yea, in the very midst of life.  He was a gentleman possessed of a noble, generous heart, affable manners, cheerful spirit, kind and courteous in his bearings, of agreeable and winning ways.  None knew him but to esteem him.  He was very industrious and energetic in his habits, honest and prompt in his dealings.  He leaves behind him to mourn his loss a loving and devoted wife and a little orphan niece whom he raised from infancy and had adopted as his child (having none of his own) besides a host of admiring friends. He loved his wife and child with a fondness that was unearthly. – Thus, death has rudely entered this quiet and happy family circle and removed the only earthly prop of the disconsolate wife and innocent little orphan child.  The circle is broken, hopes blasted, joys withered, and tears and sighs and bereavement has become the portion of that once happy household.

To the grief stricken and bereaved wife we say, Weep not, sister, your husband has but obeyed the mandate of the inscrutable Providence, to which we must all submit, sooner or later. Only continue to be true to your earthly plighted faith in God, and we may trust to meet our lost loved father, mother, husband and friends in the home of the blessed beyond the Jordan of death.

 

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