Mrs. G. H. Waring

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
September 24, 1896, Page 1
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Killed At Cement

Mrs. G. H. Waring Meets a Tragic Death.

Thrown on the rocks by a runaway team and almost instantly killed—Major Waring badly hurt.

The news of the death of Mrs. G. H. Waring near her home at Cement, last Friday evening was a frightful shock to the friends of the family in Cartersville.

Major and Mrs. Waring, with their guests, Mrs. Coles, of Atlanta, and a lad named McCormack, were out for an evening drive behind a pair of spirited horses, and just as the team crossed the railroad at Cement on their return home, the bolt holding the tongue of the carriage fell out, throwing the pole against the horses’ legs. Mrs. Waring stood up a moment to see what had happened, and just then the horses made a plunge forward which threw her from the carriage and onto a pile of rocks. Her skull was crushed at the base of the brain by the fall, and she died in a short while without regaining consciousness.

Major Waring and the others were also thrown out, and while he received several severe bruises and cuts, no bones were broken. Mrs. Coles and young McCormack also received severe bruises, but all were resting well at last reports.

The burial took place from the residence on Monday morning, conducted by Rev. R. Heber Hoskins, and the remains were laid to rest at the family graveyard at Cement.

Mr. George Waring, of Kansas City, Mrs. Nell Crump, from Boston, and Mr. Fred Waring, of Chattanooga were present at the burial of their mother.


September 24, 1896, Page 8

“Doings in Bartow— Kingston.”

Another mention of the death of Mrs. Waring. An excerpt: “Mrs. Waring was interred on the hill, near the residence, by the side of her daughter, Mrs. Robson, and two little grandchildren.”



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