Rev. John Anderson

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
April 6, 1893, Page 4
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Rev. John Anderson

A Good Man Gone to His Final Reward—Buried With Masonic Honors

Death has claimed another venerable and honored citizen of Cartersville, and the final reward of the just is his unto eternity.

Rev. John Anderson, after a lingering illness of several weeks, died at his home in this city on Tuesday morning, surrounded by his aged wife, and children and grandchildren, who have watched over him in his declining years, and carefully nursed him through his last and fatal illness.

Mr. Anderson was beloved and respected by all, and held in the highest esteem as a man and a citizen. His life has been a long and useful one, he having held positions of honor and trust bestowed by his fellow-citizens in recognition of his merit.

Mr. Anderson was born in South Carolina Sept. 30 th, 1814, and had passed his 79 th mile post at the time of his death. He came to Georgia when a child with his parents who located in Cobb county where he resided until 1870, when he moved to Bartow. He was married March 31 st, 1838 to Miss Fannie Fonte who survives him. He was the depot agent for the State road at Marietta for twelve years, and was sheriff of Cobb county for the same length of time in the fifties. Since his removal to Cartersville he has been twice elected mayor of the town. He was ordained a minister in the Methodist church about forty years ago, and has led the life of an earnest, conscientious Christian, assisting in all good works for the cause of the Master. He has also been a valued member of the Masonic fraternity for many years.

Mr. Anderson was the father of five children, three of whom survive him: Mr. J. R. Anderson, Mrs. Bettie Powell and Mr. John P. Anderson.

His remains were laid to rest at Oak Hill cemetery on Wednesday morning, with Masonic honors, Rev. J. H. Mashburn conducting the services from his house.


May 11, 1893, Page 4:

Tribute of respect for John Anderson by Cartersville Lodge No. 63 F. and A. M.(see earlier death notice.)



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