William M. Trippe

The Tribune-News
Cartersville, Georgia

Thursday, January 14, 1926, Front page

Transcribed by   2007

W.M. Trippe Laid To Rest At Taylorsville

Father One of County's Representatives Passed Away Tuesday After Long Illness-- Funeral Thursday

In the presence of a large concorse of friends and relatives, and with the casket banked high with lovely flowers sent as tokens of esteem by friends from far and near, funeral services for Mr. William M. Trippe, eighty-six years of age were held Thursday morning at the Taylorsville Baptist church.

Rev. J.S. Edwards, of Buchannan, a former pastor of the deceased,conducted the last sad rites.

Rev. Walter Adams, of Jackson, and Rev. H.H. Popham, of Taylorsville, also assisted in the funeral services. Dr. R.E. Adair, of Cartersville, a lifelong friend, spoke very feelingly of the cordial relations which had existed between him and Mr. Trippe, paying him and the life he had lived a most eloquent tribute.

After the services at the church, the body was borne to its last resting place in the Taylorsville cemetery. The pall-bearers were Messrs. John P. Davis, J.I. Harris, R.H. Davis, J.C. Sproull, L.W. Jolly, Henry Jolly, Ernest O. Davis, and W.P. Harris. Funeral arrangements were in charge of G.M. Jackson & Sons, of Cartersville.

An Active Life

Although he had passed the four score span on the journey of life, Mr. Trippe had remained active until a short time before his death. He was a farmer by occupation, and had made quite a success of his life's work.

Early in life, Mr. Trippe united with the Baptist church, and was for many years a devoted member of the denomination of his choice. He was also a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities, and in the gathering with his brethern of these organizations, he was always happy, often taking an active part in the work of the various degrees.

Of Mr. Trippe, it can well and truly be said that one of the county's most beloved men has answered the final summon, and in his going many hearts are saddened. He was a worthy man, and the world is the better for his having lived, and set the fine examples he did for those of us of this generation.

Mr. Trippe, who was familiarily known to a wide circle of friends as "Uncle Dock," was born in Cherokee County, but in early life moved to Polk County, where he married Miss Lizzie Davis. Soon afterward, he settled near Taylorsville, where he has made his home ever since, and where he has made a most valued citizen.

Confederate Veteran

In the War Between the States, Mr. Trippe was a galant soldier and fought under the colors of the immortal Phillips' Legion, until the final surrender in 1865. He often attended the annual reunion of the survivors of this heroic band in the celebration held annually at Kennesaw.

His first wife preceded him to the grave about twenty-six years ago, and some years later he was married to Mrs. Ella Hagan, of Atlanta. Her tender care and devotion, as well as happy companionship proved a great blessing and comfort to Mr. Trippe throughout their married life.

A Worthy Citizen

Mr. Trippe stood for the church, and the best interests of his community, county and State, and among his his neighbors he was always very popular. His home was one of the best in his community, and hospitality there was unbounded. A life-long member of the Baptist Church, and ever faithful to its cause and interests. It has been often said of Mr. Trippe and his good wife that they entertained more ministers more often than any home in the county.

Although taking a lively interest in civic affairs, Mr. Trippe never sought political preferment, and in business he was a success. Farming was his life's work, and he is understood to have amassed quite a comfortable estate.

Passed Away Quietly

He was ill for only two weeks suffering first an attack of pneumonia, and later complications developed which made his recovery impossible. When the end came he was surrounded by his entire family all of whom faithfully and tenderly ministered to him in his last illness.

Besides his widow the deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J.S. Corbin of Jacksonville and three sons, Mr. W.D. Trippe of Taylorsville, Bartow county's representative in the legislature; Mr. John R. Trippe, a well-known business man of Cartersville, and Mr. O.L. Trippe of Atlanta.

Mrs. Levi F. Shaw, of Cartersville, is a niece, and Mr. Harvey E. Young, a nephew of the deceased.


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