A Good Citizen Gone

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
September 8, 1898 Page 2:
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A Good Citizen Gone.

James W. Riddle, an aged and highly respected citizen of this county, died at his home on Salacoa on August 29th.

Mr. Riddle was born in Pittsylvania county, Virginia, November 18th, 1828, and came to Georgia in 1849. In 1854 he married Senith M. Franklin and settled on the farm where he remained until the time of his death, a period of 44 years. To these parents were born eleven children, nine of whom are yet living. The youngest had just attained his majority at the time of his father’s death. Mr. Riddle was very ambitious that his children “amount to something,” and to this end he labored almost unceasingly for years. Nor were his efforts in vain. He lived to see them all liberally educated and most of them settled in useful and honorable positions. It is said that no one of them ever referred to him as “the old man.”

He was a man free from litigation, having never had but one law suit, and never appearing in court as a witness.

Hard-working, honest, law-abiding, a member of the church for 30 years; this good man came to his journey’s end surrounded by his entire family.

When asked of the future he said: “I am not afraid to die,” and without a murmur or complaint he passed away. cem: none --W. F.


The Courant American
May 4, 1899, page 8

Letters of Administration [from legal notices.]

James H. Riddle on the estate of James W. Riddle, late of Bartow County.


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