Joshua Sumner

The Cartersville Courant
Cartersville, Georgia
December 9, 1886, page 2
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Joshua Sumner.
Another Old Citizen Dead and is Buried While the Snow Falls Thick and Fast.

Mr. Joshua Sumner, another old citizen, died at his home here last Saturday morning, after a sickness of about a fortnight.  He was buried Sunday afternoon in the cemetery here, the Rev. W. H. Cooper, pastor of the Baptist church at this place, performing the last sad offices for the dead according to the rites of his church.  The snow was falling heavily while the body was being consigned to the grave, but notwithstanding this fact, a large number of the friends of the deceased were present to pay a last tribute to their departed friend.

Mr. Sumner was born in Buncomb county, North Carolina, November 18, 1818, joined the Baptist church when he was eighteen years of age, and moved to Gilmer county, Georgia, when he attained his majority, but he had been a resident of Cartersville for thirty-five or forty years.

The deceased had been a hotel proprietor for many years, his last house, and the one on which he died, is the Tennessee House. The widow of Mr. Sumner and two daughters survive him.


The Cartersville American
December 8, 1886, page 2

Another Land-Mark Gone. 

Mr. Joshua Sumner, one of the oldest citizens of Cartersville, died last Saturday after a brief illness.  The deceased was one of the oldest living citizens of Cartersville, coming here among the first settlers of the place.  He has for many years been the proprietor of the Tennessee House, and was known and liked by every citizen in the county.  He was a good man, and his death will be regretted by all who knew him.


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