Courant American News, May 26, 1887

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia

May 26, 1887 Page 3:

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Our village has been visited with measles and flux, a few cases has proved fatal. An infant of Mr. Cochran, whose mother was burned to death a few days since with its grandmother, Mrs. Joel Goodwin, and infant of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Goodwin, died on Sunday, also an infant of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Anderson, also an old colored woman, Tena Roper, died very suddenly Saturday night from hemorrhage from the lungs.


An Alliterative Family.

The following from the Carnesville Register speaks of the father of our fellow townsman, Mr. A. G. B. Vandivere: We saw a newspaper statement a few days ago that a man living in Oconee county had five children all of whose name began with D. Rev. Matthew Vandivere who once lived in this county, had six children, five of whom had names beginning with A. His children’s names were Alfonso, Almarine, Albert, Alfred, Artamissa and Desdemonia. Mr. Vandivere was one of seven brothers, all of whom were Baptist preachers. Two of his sons, Almarine and Albert, were preachers. As a minister Almarine was successful and Albert-, though quite a young man, was reckoned a very able minister. He died early in life. Matthew Vandivere was considered an able man, and 45 years ago he filled a large space in the minds and hearts of the people of this county. It is likely that no minister since his day has been more noted among the people than he, yet there are hundreds of men and women in this county who were born and raised here that never heard his name. Such is life and fame.



Georgia, Bartow County:

Henry P. Ford has, in due form, applied to the undersigned for letters of administration de bonis non, cum testamento annexo, on the estate of B. G. Poole, late of said county, deceased, and I will pass upon the said application on the first Monday in July, 1887. Given under my hand and official signature this 24th day of May 1887. J. A. Howard, Ordinary.


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