Walter Robert Satterfield

 
The Bartow Tribune-The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
October 18 , 1917
 
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Walter R. Satterfield, a native of Cartersville and among its most prominent and successful citizens, died Friday night, October 12th, in his room, aged 51 years.

Mr. Satterfield had been in poor health for something over a year and spent several weeks, until late in the spring, in the hospital at Smyrna, Ga. Returning to Cartersville, erected a convenient and commodious camp on Etowah river and there spent the summer. He came into Cartersville a few weeks ago and was apparently growing very much stronger and stouter, so much that he frequently received the congratulations of his friends upon his increase in weight and apparent return to good health. Mr. Satterfield believed himself that he was fully restored to normal strength and was beginning to take up active business affairs, and had only during the early part of the week returned from a visit to North Georgia where he had examined quite a large acerage of mineral and timber land.

On last Saturday morning, noticing that Mr. Satterfield had failed to report at the office jointly occupied him and his brother, W.C. Satterfield, Mr. Holden, his bookkeeper, went to his door in the same building and knocked. Receiving no response, and feeling quite sure that Mr. Satterfield must be in his room, he concluded to force the door, and, with Dr. W.E. Wofford, entered. He was found cold in death in his bed.

Walter Robert Satterfield was born in Cartersville, October, 1866, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Satterfield, prominent citizens of this county. He received a common school education and entered early into business life. He was likewise popular and numbered his friends by the score. This popularity expressed itself in making him a number of times alderman of the city, which position he always filled with satisfaction. He was the organizer of the old volunteer fire department and for several years its chief. He was likewise a member of the Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows, and no member of these orders had more evidence of a really fraternal relationship shown and manifested to him than did Mr. Satterfield.

As a man, he was wholehearted and a free giver. He found his greatest pleasure in doing a service for those who were unfortunate, and his gifts and acts of benevolence were unostentatiously bestowed and amounted to substantial sums of money and were accompanied by acts of real beneficial service. No one seemed to be so friendless as not to be able to count Walter Satterfield as one who would do him a service.

Mr. Satterfield was married in 1897 to Miss Annie Renfroe, daughter of Major R.F. Renfroe, a popular and attractive young woman, but who lived only a short time after her marriage.

Mr. Satterfield was a member of the Sam Jones Memorial Methodist church and his funeral was conducted by Rev. John G. Logan, pastor of the church, at the home of his brother, W.C. Satterfield. The local lodge K. of P. turned out in a body and the ritual followed. The service was simple and solemn, the music being rendered by Mrs. Cunyus, Joseph Calhoun, John W. Jones, Mrs. Greene and Mrs. W.W. Young, and the K. of P. service followed throughout. He is survived by two brothers, John E. Satterfield, of Macon, Ga., and W.C. Satterfield, of Cartersville, and a large family connection.

 

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