Thomas N. Pittard

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
September 12, 1907, Page 1
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Thomas N. Pittard
An Aged and Well Known Citizen Dies.
Passes Away, After a Brief Illness at Home at Grassdale Last Monday—
Was Buried At Cassville.

Mr. Thomas N. Pittard, one of the best known and most respected citizens of Bartow county, died at his home, at Grassdale, Tuesday morning last at 8:30 o’clock.  Mr. Pittard had been in good health apparently up to last Friday, when he was seized with a chill and he took his bed.  The chill was followed by fevers, his case seemed to take at a stubborn turn and he grew constantly worse until he died at the time stated.

Mr. Pittard was 78 years of age, being born in Oglethorpe county in 1829.  Soon after his marriage, when he was a very young man, in the year 1854, it was, he came to this, then Cass county, and settled at Grassdale, where he has lived ever since.  He was in the confederate army, being first in infantry and afterwards in artillery.  His last command was in the western army and he fought along the line of the retreat of Johnson from Dalton.

Mr. Pittard was a member of the Baptist church and was a prominent figure in the work and councils of the denomination.

He leaves a wife and two sons, Mr. William T. Pittard, of this city, and Mr. Groves Pittard, of Grassdale.

The remains were buried at Cassville Tuesday morning at ten o’clock.


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