W. B. Swinney

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
June 15, 1899, page 5
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Mr. W. B. Swinney.
Died at His Home in Rockmart, last Friday –Buried Saturday.

Mr. W. B. Swinney died at his home at Rockmart, last Friday and was buried at the McGinnis cemetery, near Stilesboro, on Saturday.

Mr. Swinney had been sick about two weeks with typhoid dysentery, and during the illness his youngest child, a baby about eighteen months old, was taken with the same disease and died on Wednesday of last week.

He was born in Franklin county, Ga., in 1863 and joined the Baptist church when he was twenty-three years old.  He was married to Miss Inis McGinnis, daughter of Mr. Thomas McGinnis in 1891, and was engaged in business with Mr. R. H. McGinnis for a few years, when the firm dissolved and he moved to Rockmart about five years ago, and engaged in the mercantile business there which was continued up to his death.

Mr. Swinney was a member of the Cartersville Council Royal Arcanum, in which he carried $3,000 insurance, and he also had $1000 each in Bankers Guarantee, of Atlanta, and Equity Life of Staunton, Va.  He was a kind and affectionate husband and father, and was a man who was held in the highest esteem by his friends and neighbors.

His death was peculiarly sad, in that it robs his wife of husband and child in the same week, and two new made graves in the little cemetery leaves a desolate home to the widowed wife and two orphaned children who survive him.


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