Mrs. Mary L. Spencer

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
January 14, 1892, page 1
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Mrs. Mary L. Spencer.

She whose name heads this article died at Social Circle on the 4th of January.

Mrs. Mary L. Spencer was born in DeKalb county, Georgia, on the 19th day of April 1839, and was the youngest daughter of Col. William Goldsmith, one of the most prominent and honored citizens of that county. She connected herself with the Baptist church when she was twenty years of age, and was a consistent Christian to the time of her death. When quite young she was married to James Lee, who lived but a short while, and on December 24th, 1867, she was married to Lewis Tumlin, of Bartow county, with whom she lived until June the 2nd, 1875; by this marriage there was one child, a beautiful little girl, who died at the age of two years. January 11, 188-, she was married to Maj. H. L. Spencer, of Walton county, who survives her, and at the home of this devoted husband she was buried. The respect shown her memory by those whom she had lived among for twelve years, was most pathetic and beautiful. The business houses were all closed, and all classes were present to pay a last tribute to her memory.

By her death the labors of a devoted woman were closed upon the earth, but the influence of her example will live after her, and like the color of fragrant flowers, will sweetly linger in the memories of all who enjoyed the happiness of her familiar acquaintance. She was a woman of many noble qualities, and her death will cause profound sorrow—not alone in the immediate circle of her home—but wherever she was known. She has gone to her rest after a life well spent, leaving behind her memories, which, in warm and loving hearts, will be her best and most fitting monument.

“She rests with angels now on high,
And golden harps to her are given;
A soul like hers can never die;
A soul like hers must rest in heaven.”
--L. T. L.


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