Capt. John Dallas Thomas

 
The News
Cartersville, Georgia
March 20, 1901, Page 1
 
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CAPT. J. D. THOMAS.
He Dies Sunday Morning After A Long Illness.

Capt. John Dallas Thomas, whose illness was well known, breathed his last at his home last Sunday morning at 3:30 o’clock.

The deceased was a native of Dandridge, East Tennessee, and was 76 years of age at the time of his death.  He practiced law at the place of his nativity until the opening of the war between the states, and entered Confederate army from that state.  He was made a captain and served the confederacy in that capacity until the end.

After the war, he went into business and met with marked success with Fain & Parrott, of Atlanta, until 1868, when he came to Bartow county, where he has since resided.  Soon after making his home he went into the iron business, operating the upper Stamp Creek furnace, owning a half interest in the property.  He has been in merchandise in Cartersville twice, retiring only a few months ago.

He was married twice, his first wife being Miss Mary W., daughter of the late Dr. John W. Lewis, one son, Mr. Dallas Thomas, being the result of the union.  His second wife was Miss Uliah Attaway, daughter of the late Mr. S. W. Attaway, who survives him.

The funeral services here were conducted most impressively by Rev. A. W. Bealer, after which the remains were carried to Canton, where they were laid to their last resting place yesterday.

Captain Thomas was a notable character, quiet and unobstructive, yet always ready with his deep thought to entertain.  He was well posted in the affairs of this and other countries, and watched with the keenest avidity any and all developments in matters political.  He was a true man, a genuine Christian, and all will miss his kindly face, genial company and gentle spirit and the bereaved wife and only son will receive the genuine sympathy of all.

 

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