Alfred Carter Williams

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
January 7, 1892, page 1
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Death of One of Cartersville’s Oldest and Best Citizens.

Mr. Alfred Carter Williams, on of our most worthy and most respected citizens has been removed from us by death. He died at his residence in Cartersville last Sunday afternoon after an illness of about three weeks. Mr. Williams was born in Rhea county, Tenn., on the 13th of March, 1820. When he was about 8 years of age his father moved to Newman, Ga., where the family resided for some time. When he was about 16 years old he entered the mercantile business at Villa Rica and continued in that business until his health failed about 8 years ago.

In 1858 he moved to Cartersville and with Mr. Stokely, Mr. Jno. Erwin and Col. J. J. Howard established a business which enjoyed a large patronage for many years.

Mr. Williams was a man of very fine business sense and of strict integrity and no man has ever lived in our community more respected and honored than he. He was remarkable for his happy sunny nature and overflowing good humor and was one of the most companionable and sympathetic of men. His funeral services were held at the Methodist church and was attended by a very large congregation, all the business houses in town having been closed as a tribute of respect to his memory. He had been a consistent member of the Methodist church for nearly 52 years.

He leaves a wife and five children who have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.


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