Bessie Quillian

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
October 1, 1896, Page 1
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Death of a Little Girl.

The friends of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Quillian were pained to learn of the death of their little daughter, Bessie, which occurred at their home at Cassville on Monday morning of diphtheria. She was just five years old and was sick only about a week when the end came.

Little Bessie was a general favorite in the neighborhood and every one loved her for her bright and winning ways. The fond parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sad bereavement.


October 8, 1896, Page 8

“Doings in Bartow—Cass Station.”

A cloud of gloom and a sorrow inexpressible came over our community when it was announced that sweet little Bessie Quillian was dead. She was the idol of her home and was loved dearly by neighbors and friends. She was only four years and three months old and was as a bright and joyous sunbeam in our little village. On Monday, September 28 th as the dark mantle of night gliding from the earth and the roseate beams of morning light were coming across the eastern hills her pure little spirit left the temple of clay and was carried to its eternal rest above. She realized that she was going to die—said she wanted to see “Dod” and “brother Bell,” alluding to the pastor of the Methodist church---

“The graveyard hath an added stone,
And heaven one spirit more.”



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