Ossie Cumming Robeson

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
September 30 , 1909, Page 5
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Ossie Robeson Dead.
Former Cartersville Boy Dies at Ashville N. C. Recently.

Ossie Robeson died recently at Asheville, N. C.  Mr. Robeson was a resident of Cartersville in the eighties and is remembered by many friends who regret his taking away.  The following is from the Texas Christian Advocate:

Ossie Cumming Robeson was born at Cartercay, Gilmer county, Georgia, Feb. 26, 1870, and died near Ashville, N. C., Aug. 12, 1909.  He was of a godly ancestry.  His father, Rev. John H. Robeson, was a consecrated and able minister of the gospel, for several years a member of the North Georgia Conference, and afterward of the Holston Conference.  His mother was a woman of extraordinary saintliness.  Both of his grandfathers and several other near relatives were ministers.  He was truly a child of the Church.  He was converted and joined the M. E. Church, South, during the pastorate of Dr. G. C. Rankin at Asheville, N. C.  He entered Emory College, at Oxford, Ga., intending to remain till graduation, but his physical condition was such that he could not complete the course.  He went to Texas and made it his home.  On Nov. 17th, 1897, he was married to Miss Mary Wood, of Marlin, with whom he lived most happily till his death.  His health failing, they went from place to place, hoping that a change of location and an outdoor life would banish the dread disease, tuberculosis.  But it was not to be.

In his last days he longed for the land of his nativity—Western North Carolina.  The journey was made from Marlin to Ashville, N. C.  Near this city, in the beautiful “Land of the Sky,” in sight of the glorious mountains, he closed his eyes to earthly scenes, and there his body awaits the trump of the resurrection morn.

He was of such a gentle and lovable spirit that he made friends of all with whom he came in contact.  He was a devout Christian, and wherever his lot was cast he was at home in the Methodist Church, and ever on the alert for opportunities to serve God and his fellows.  He was an efficient Sunday school teacher.  He was in love with the Bible and with the hymns of the church.  He had little sympathy with the fads and heresies of the day.  He was rooted and grounded in the faith of his fathers.

He leaves a wife, little daughter, two brothers, two sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his departure.  It seems strange that so useful a career, and one so full of the possibilities and promise of noble living and splendid service, should come to its close almost before its noonday had come.  But our Father knows best, and to His will we submit, and anticipate a joyful meeting in our heavenly home.

W. D. Akers.


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