Louise J. Rowland

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
December 19, 1907, Page 1
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Funeral of Mrs. Rowland.
Former Resident to Bartow Dies In New York.

Mrs. Louise J. Rowland widow of the late Col. J. T. Rowland, died at the home of her son Col. Charles K. Rowland, in New York, on Nov. 10, 1907.  The remains were shipped here for burial, arriving Tuesday morning.  Funeral services were held in the First Baptist church, Rev. T. R. Waggener, its pastor, officiating.

The services were largely attended by old friends of the family and were most impressive. The floral offerings were many and handsome and were silent testimonials of the esteem and love borne the deceased by her friends. The remains were interred in the family burying ground at Elmwood.

Louise J. Rowland was the last of the children of Judge Charles Fleming Keith, one of the most distinguished settlers of McMinn county – and it may be truthfully added of the state.  Early in life she married Col. J. T. Rowland of Georgia.  Two children were the fruit of this union, the eldest of whom died in Texas in his early manhood.  The remaining son Charles K., resides in New York.

Mrs. Rowland was a woman of remarkable character; talented beyond the average of her day and highly educated, she was a brilliant conversationalist, readily adapting herself to her environments.  Graceful of movement and refined she was ever a social favorite, her inexhaustible fund of good humor always drawing to her side at every social gathering, the bard, the jester and the genius.  But it was in the homes of the sick and the sorrowing she was best loved.  Her sympathetic temperament and willing hands; her gentle touch and low spoken voice, comforting with words of sympathy and cheer the sick and the halt (sic), made her ever their ministering angel – and many who have preceded her to the great beyond have no doubt sung her praises many times to the great Mediator of all things Celestial and Terrestrial.

Among those from abroad who attended the funeral services were Capt. and Mrs. S. J. A. Frazier, Mrs. J. B. Frazier, P. J. A. Cleary, Miss Minnie Brabson and Mrs. H. A. Kropp, all of Chattanooga and his son Mr. Alexander Rowland, of South Carolina. – Athens, Tenn., Post.

Mrs. Rowland is well remembered in Bartow county where she resided some thirty years ago.


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