Mamie Wikle

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
April 15, 1909, Page 8
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Miss Wikle Dead.

Col. John Henry Wikle accompanied by his daughter, Miss Jessie, went down to Atlanta Sunday morning to be at the bedside of his sister, Miss Mamie, who is quite ill with meningitis.  Mr. Will Wikle went down Monday morning upon receiving a message from Atlanta that Miss Mamie was worse.

Miss Wikle died yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  A more extended notice of her death will appear next week.


April 22, 1909
Page 1.

Miss Wikle Dead.
Excellent Lady Passes Away at Home of Her Brother, in Atlanta.

Miss Mamie Wikle died last week in Atlanta at the home of her brother, Dr. Charles A. Wikle, in West End.  Her death was caused by meningitis following pneumonia.  About two weeks ago Mrs. Charles Wikle was called to Eminence, Ky., where her father died, and Miss Mamie went down to Atlanta to stay with Mrs. Wikle’s children.  She was taken down with pneumonia which was followed by meningitis and was unconscious for several days before her death.

The remains were brought to Cartersville last Thursday morning at 10 o’clock and the funeral took place from the residence at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon.  Many beautiful floral offerings were sent by friends and ladies of the missionary society, showing the respect and esteem in which she was held.

Miss Mamie was a devoted and consecrated Christian, giving nearly all of her time to the work of the Lord and to the work of foreign missions.  At the time of her death she was secretary of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the North Georgia Conference, M. E. Church.

The funeral services were conducted by Dr. W. P. Lovejoy, assisted by Rev. H. B. Mays and Rev. Fletches Walton, of Augusta. The interment took place at Oak Hill cemetery.

Among the out of town people who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Charles Wikle, Misses Margie and Mary Hooper Wikle and Mrs. Thomas Calloway, of Atlanta; Hon. Jesse L. Wikle, of Anniston; Hon. Douglas Wikle, of Nashville.

[An article about a special Memorial Service to Miss Wikle can be found on page 1 of the May 6, 1909 issue.  A tribute of Respect from the Daughters of the Confederacy can be found on page 1 of the July 22, 1909 issue.]


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