Capt. A. F. Woolley

The News and Courant
Cartersville, Georgia

Thursday, October 6, 1902

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Capt. Woolley Is Dead

Prominent Citizen Succumbs to Chronic Malady.

Last Friday Afternoon

Was Captain In the War—Buried at the Family Grounds at Etowah Heights.

Capt. A. F. Woolley died at his home, “Etowah Heights,” two miles from Kingston on the Etowah river, last Friday afternoon at 6:45 o’clock.  His last illness was of about ten days duration, through he had been in declining health for some little time.  His trouble was an old chronic malady, for which his physicians had advised an operation, and he was endeavoring to fit himself physically for this until his symptoms grew gradually worse and the idea of an operation was abandoned as likely to prove futile in relieving him.

Capt. Woolley was one of Bartow county’s prominent and valuable citizens.  He was well informed and took more or less interest in public affairs, being courageous and steadfast in his convictions.

He served in the confederate army, being captain of a company from this county under General Wofford, in Virginia.  He was a member of the Methodist church and he moved in a path of religious rectitude, aiding the cause of religion in whatever way he could.  He was also a prominent Mason.

Capt. Woolley is survived by two children, Mr. A. F. Woolley Jr., who is now engaged in some survey work for the Mexican government in Mexico, and Mrs. Charles Pitchford, of Atlanta.  His wife preceded him in death about ten years ago.  His daughter was with him at his death and his son came on a summons but only reached here in time for the funeral.

Capt. Woolley leaves an estate valued at about $30,000.  The remains were interred at the family burying ground at “Etowah Heights” at 3:30 Sunday afternoon.


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