A Good Citizen Gone.

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
December 15, 1898 Page 1:
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A Good Citizen Gone.

Death of Mr. Robert C. Rowan, at His Home Near the City.

Mr. Robert C. Rowan, died at his home near this city last Thursday morning at 8 o’clock. He had been in feeble health for quite awhile and some two weeks ago he received a stroke of paralysis which, in his enfeebled state, was too much for him to rally from.

Mr. Rowan was originally a Tennesseean, having been reared near Sweetwater. After the war closed when it was unpleasant for a southern soldier to reside in that section, he moved to Georgia, and settled in Floyd county, where he resided until he died. He went out from his native state, enlisting as a confederate soldier in the 3d Tennessee regiment, of which he was chosen assistant quartermaster. After a few months service in this position he made up a company and was attached to the 62d Tennessee regiment, in which he served as captain until the surrender.

Mr. Rowan leaves two sons, Robert and Frank, and four daughters, Mattie, Florence, Mina and Nora.

He was a successful farmer and a good citizen, well liked by those who knew him best. He was unostentatious in manner but possessed manly qualities which circumstances always brought to notice. He was a member of the Baptist church and walked circumspectly in the teachings of the gospel. He will be greatly missed by his relatives and friends. His wife preceded him in death about thirteen years ago and his remains were laid to rest beside hers at Oak Hill on Friday, Rev. R. B. Headden, of Rome, who was Mr. Rowan’s former pastor, on request, came over and officiated at the funeral.


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