Mrs. Louise Rice Stocks

Died January, 1896
American Courant, Cartersville, GA January 23, 1896
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Mrs. Porter Stocks Dead.

She died at Marietta of Consumption and Was Buried in Atlanta. ( Atlanta Constitution.)

The last chapter, in all probability, in the sensational life of Porter Stocks was finished yesterday at the home of Mr. E. D. Herrin, on Powder Springs street, in Marietta.

It was the death of Mrs. Louise Rice Stocks, widow of the young man who met a tragic and sensational death while serving a sentence in a Georgia convict camp.

Mrs. Stock’s death was due to consumption. Only a few years ago, some eight or ten years, Mrs. Stocks was one of the most charming young ladies in Atlanta. She was the daughter of the Hon. Z. D. Rice, one of the leading citizens of Atlanta, who died some seven years ago. Her home was a happy one, and her parents lavished all that their wealth could produce.

Handsome, charming and interesting, she was led to the altar by Porter Stocks, then one of the most promising and presumably intelligent young men of Atlanta. The marriage took place in the Marietta street Presbyterian Church and was one of the most notable events socially Atlanta had had in a long time. It was the second time in the history of the then new church its doors had been thrown open for a marriage of social importance.

The marriage was a happy one and happy were the lives of both until Stocks killed Alf Cassin.

Then came the stories which wrecked the life of the sweet, gentle wife and the loving mother of the only child.

Months ago consumption developed and gradually the sweet woman passed away, the end coming yesterday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Herrin. Her child, who has been the sunbeam of life to the parents of ill-fated Porter, since he was taken away, was with her.

The funeral will take place this morning from the home of Mr. E. D. Herrin, on Powder Springs street, Marietta, and the remains will be brought to Atlanta for interment this afternoon in Oakland.


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