Jack Stack

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
August 9, 1875, Page 3
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An old man named JACK STACK, an Irishman, died in this place one day last week.  He had long been employed by Capt. Thompson as an hostler and was regarded as a faithful and attentive employee.  He used to be proud of the fact, that he once drove a carriage, in which Daniel O’Connell was riding.  O’Connell was taking a pardon to a man about to be hung.  One of the horse stumbled and fell to the ground. O’Connell jumpt out of the coach and ran on foot to the scene of the hanging and just reached it in time to save the man’s life—the rope was around his neck.  Jack died on the centennial anniversary of O’Connell’s birth.


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