Julius Skinner

The Standard and Express
Cartersville, Georgia
May 9, 1872, page 3
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The remains of Julius Skinner, formerly a citizen of this place, but more recently of Atlanta, arrived in Cartersville from the latter city, on Thursday evening last, and was interred in the town cemetery on Friday morning, beside other members of the family who had passed away before him.  His funeral was preached in this place, on the morning of the burial, by Rev. Dr. Felton, from the text uttered by St. Paul: “To die is gain.”  Mr. Skinner was an aged man, and an old veteran of the cross, having been a member of the Methodist E. Church South for many years.  He was known far and near, by the traveling public before and during the early part of the war, as the proprietor of the Cartersville Hotel in this place.  His wife died during the war, and after the war with the single surviving members of his family, settled in Atlanta, where he lived until his death on Wednesday morning last.  During his last illness he arose from his bed and made as if he was going out of his room.  When asked the cause of his conduct, replied that ‘his wife was calling him.”  Dr. Felton, while preaching his funeral, in a very touching way alluded to this incident, together with other circumstances connected with his life coupled with the old Methodist Church in this place, which wrought up the feelings of the congregation to a very perceptible degree.  He leaves behind a large train of bereaved and weeping children and grand-children, together with many warm-hearted friends to follow-him, who feel indeed that, to him, to die was gain.


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