Dr. Benjamin Franklin Rudisill

The News
Cartersville, Georgia
July 5, 1901, Page 12
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Mrs. Bealer’s Father.
A Prominent Citizen of Forsyth Dies Friday Last.

The many friends of Mrs. A. W. Bealer will deeply sympathize with her in the loss of her father, which occurred in Forsyth last Friday morning.  Mrs. Bealer went down to Forsyth several days previous to the death of her father.

The Macon Telegraph correspondent furnishes the following:

Forsyth, Ga., June 30.—Dr. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN RUDISILL, one of the most prominent physicians of this county, died last Friday night at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. George B. Thweatt, after an illness of about one  month.  His condition was not considered very serious until about ten days ago, upon his return from a visit to his son, Mr. Will Rudisill, of Thomasville, Ga.  The cause of his death was the result of a facial stroke of paralysis and some internal cause.  Dr. Rudisill’s health has been failing for at least six months.

He was born in Hancock county, Georgia, about sixty six years ago.  Soon after reaching his majority he was elected sheriff of Washington county, serving only one term; declined a re-election, preferring the reading of medicine instead of office-holding.  After graduating with honors in medicine at one of the leading medical colleges of the state, he settled in Forsyth to practice his chosen profession.  He served during the entire period of the war between the states on the medical staff and in the hospital.  After the war was over he returned to Forsyth to again resume his profession, which he followed to his last illness.

He leaves four sons and three daughters to mourn his death, his sons being Messrs. Will Rudisill, a prominent railroad man of Thomasville, Ga.; Ed. D., a merchant of this city; Hillyer, assistant postmaster of Macon, Ga., and Gus Rudisill, of Jacksonville, Fla.  His daughters are Mrs. A. W. Bealer, of Cartersville, Mrs. G. B. Thweatt, of this city, and Miss Nettie.  He was twice married.

The funeral services occurred this morning from the residence of Mr. Thweatt, Revs. J. S. Bryan, of this city and Alex W. Bealer, of Cartersville officiating.

After devotional services his remains were turned over to the members of Strict Observance Lodge No. 18, F. and A. M., for a Masonic burial.


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