The Courant American

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
April 27, 1888, Page 1
Transcribed by 2006


Do You Know Them?
Two Stray Boys That Say They Are From Cartersville.

Hon. A. W. Fite handed us the following letter a few days ago, which we copy in the hope that it may fall under the eyes of some one who knows something about the persons mentioned:
Rex, Clayton Co., Ga., April 23,
Col. A. W. Fite, Cartersville, Ga., --

Dear Sir:

Some four weeks ago two boys, thought to be about 12 and 7 years old, stopped in the neighborhood.  They call themselves Charles and Walter Murray, and say they came from Cartersville, their father’s name is James Murray, their mother is dead, and that they have started to Jacksonville, Fla., to their grandmother, with whom they once lived.  I have not seen them, but am told that the older one is somewhat crippled from rheumatism, and that they are bright boys.  I have heard some of my neighbors talking about them, and one said he had written to the postmaster at your place.  I happened to think of you being there, and if no one knows of such a man or boys please drop me a postal card.  Their father might be glad to know of their whereabouts.  They are now at W. E. Arnold & Co.’s grain cradle factory, Marcus Station, Ga.

F. A. Ward.


April 27, 1888, Page 8


Bob Pittard wears a happy smile.  I suppose he has planted more cotton, for he has another big boy at his house.


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