Death of Judge Stokely.

The Cartersville Express Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
March 12, 1880 Page 3:
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Death of Judge Stokely.

Judge Thomas Stokely, of the firm of Stokely, Williams & co., died at his residence in this city at 5 ˝ o’clock last Saturday evening, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. He died of heart disease. His death was very sudden and unexpected, though he had been in very feeble health for some time. He was born in Cocke county, East Tenn., April 29th 1818, and was left an orphan, almost in his infancy. He had no recollection of his mother and could scarcely remember his father.

He came to Carroll county, Georgia in 1842, and engaged in the mining business about one year. He began merchandizing in 1843. He moved to Cartersville, and engaged in the mercantile business here in 1849 which he pursued till his death.

Judge Stokely was one of our oldest and most honored citizens. He was an enterprising and successful merchant, strictly honest and reliable and in his death Cartersville has sustained an almost irreparable loss.


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