News from The Courant American

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
November 24, 1887, page 3
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Col. P. L. Mynatt, of Atlanta, spent Saturday and Sunday at Pine Log, attending the bedside of his aged and sick mother.

[See obituary for Mrs. Mynatt on page 3 of December 1, 1887 edition]


A Strange Premonition.
A Lady’s Death Thousands of Miles Away Foretold by an Invalid Lady.

Col. Pryor L. Mynatt, a distinguished member of the Atlanta bar, passed through Cartersville last Sunday on his way home from a visit to his aged mother who lives in Pine Log, in this county.  While in the city the Colonel told a startling and strange story to a few friends that we think would not be amiss to publish.  As is well known, Colonel Mynatt is an excellent gentleman, whose integrity is above suspicion – one of the very best citizens of Atlanta and Fulton counties.  He says that a few weeks ago his mother, who has been ill for some time at her home at Pine Log, was sitting in front of her fire place when she startled her family with the announcement:
“Poor Susan is dead, she’s gone to her rest.”

She repeated this several times during the day.  The lady she had reference to was a daughter living in western Texas, thousands of miles away, whom she had not seen in years.  In a week or ten days after this letters were received by Col. Mynatt in Atlanta and his mother at Pine Log, to the effect that “Susan,” the daughter and sister had departed this life very suddenly, the letters giving full accounts of her short and fatal illness—so short that there was no time to advise her Georgia relatives even of her serious illness.  Col. Mynatt is no believer of spiritualism, or in spooks, but to say that he is somewhat bewildered at this remarkable occurrence, would not be half expressing it.


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