Death of Mr. John H. Satterfield
The Courant American Newspaper, May 12, 1887
May 12, 1887 Page 3:
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Mr. John H. Satterfield died recently at Fort Smith, Ark., after a brief illness in the 59th year of his age. He was born in Habersham county, Ga., and when quite a boy his father moved to Cherokee county, Ga., where the deceased lived until 1857, when he settled in Cartersville, Ga., and commenced business as a merchant. A few years ago he moved his family and business interests to Rome, Ga. Here he was successful as he had been in all of his business enterprises from the time he commenced work in Carterville. Recently wishing to extend his mercantile operations he established a branch of his business in Fort Smith, and was there on a visit in company with his now bereaved wife when he was suddenly attacked with his fatal sickness and in a few days expired quietly and composedly, sustained by the ministrations of his loving and devoted wife and the sympathy of the many new friends he had acquired in Fort Smith.
Mr. Satterfield leaves, in addition to his wife, three children, two daughters and one son, to mourn the loss of a most tender and affectionate father, possibly the leading personal quality among the many admirable characteristics of our deceased friend was devotion to his children –these were the objects of his unwearied solicitude and labors. He had the satisfaction of seeing them all happily married and prosperously settled in life. It was as a business man our citizens best knew Mr. Satterfield, and it was in this relation which so often proves the integrity of character that they learned to appreciate the honesty –the impartiality and liberality of his business transactions. These business principles brought success and friends. These friends were still further attracted toward him because of the gentle kindness which marked his intercourse with all men. He was charitable to the afflicted and needy, the poor were never turned away empty handed from his door –according to his ability and opportunity he relieved the poverty of his unfortunate and improvident fellow men. Loved and honored by his immediate family almost to idolatry; respected and esteemed by his acquaintances and gratefully remembered by the poor. He sleeps with his fathers and his life’s record is with God. ---W. H. F.
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