Prof. Charles V. Asbury

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
July 1, 1909, Page 1
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Prof. Asbury Dead
Principal of High School Dies Suddenly.
Meningitis the Cause and Malady Did Its Work In a Few Days – Remains Taken to Old Home.

One of the saddest deaths that has occurred in this city recently was that of Professor Charles V. Asbury at eleven o’clock last Friday night at the home of Mrs. Patton.

Professor Asbury was born May 8, 1878, near Crawfordsville and was also reared there.  He graduated from Mercer University at Macon in the class of 1904 and since then has been devoting his time to teaching.  He came to Cartersville last September and accepted a position as principal of the high school. He made an excellent teacher and was liked by all children.  He was an unusually industrious man and spent most of his spare time in trying to become more proficient as a teacher and to rise higher in his calling.

During the closing exercises he worked quite hard to make the exercises a notable success, and owing to his frail physical condition he was about worn out when the schools closed.  After the closing exercises he left for Forsyth, Ga., where he attended Bessie Tifts commencement and thence to Mercer University his old alma mater to attend commencement.  From there he went to Crawfordsville to pay a visit to his old home.  After spending several days with his home folks and relatives he decided to go to Knoxville to attend the Summer School and to spend a part of his vacation in studying to become more proficient in his work.  While on the way to Knoxville he stopped off at Cartersville last Saturday and intended to leave on Monday.  On Monday he felt rather bad and on the advice of friends was persuaded to remain a few days longer in the city before making the trip to Knoxville.  On Tuesday he grew very sick and took to his bed and gradually grew weaker in strength until the end came Friday night at eleven o’clock.  He died with spinal meningitis and was unconscious all day Friday.

Professor Asbury is survived by three brothers and one sister.  Two of his brothers, D. N. Asbury, of Kirkwood and James Asbury, of Crawfordsville and his sister, Miss Eva Asbury, of Crawfordsville, reached the city before he died, but his other brother, Mr. Frank Asbury was unable to arrive in time.

Professor Asbury was a Mason and K. P. and was a member of the Cartersville Baptist church.  He had been re-elected to his position with the school and his death will be quite a loss.

The remains were sent to his home at Crawfordsville Saturday morning at ten o’clock and the funeral and interment was held at his old home Monday morning.  [A Tribute of Respect from the Presbyterian Sunday School can be found on page 1 of the July 22, 1909 issue.]


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