Death of Mr. Silas Stephens.

The Cartersville Express Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
April 30, 1880 Page 3:
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Death of Mr. Silas Stephens.

Mr. Silas Stephens, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this place died Wednesday morning at 6 ˝ o’clock. His health began to decline about the first of March, but his condition was not considered dangerous until about two weeks ago, since which time to the day of his death very little hope of his recovery was entertained.

The deceased was born in Pickens county, South Carolina, in 1821 and came to Cherokee county, in 1838. He lived with his parents on the farm till he became of age, when he entered the mercantile business at Canton Georgia. He moved to Cartersville in 1853, where he lived with the exception of a short time during the war, till his death.

Mr. Stephens was a very successful business man, and a quiet, peaceable and good citizen, and leaves many friends to mourn his death.

He was a consistent member of the Baptist church, and left to his friends the happy assurance that “all’s well” with him beyond the river of death, and asked them to meet him in Heaven. The funeral services took place at the Baptist church yesterday morning at half past 9 o’clock. From thence, followed by a large concourse of people, his body was bourn to its last resting place in Oak Hill Cemetery.


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