W. S. Attaway

Died:  December 4, 1896
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
December 10, 1896, Page 1
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Death of W. S. Attaway.

A Good Citizen Dies Suddenly at His Home, in This City.

Mr. W. S. Attaway, an old and valued citizen of Cartersville, died at his home in the western part of the city on Friday night last.

While Mr. Attaway has been sick for some weeks, yet no thought that death was so near came to the family. He was cheerful throughout the evening, and remarked to his son, Mr. D. A. Attaway, who had come down from Chattanooga on account of his illness, that he might return the next day, as he felt so much better. This was about six o’clock, and at a little after nine he breathed his last, the cause of his death being heart failure.

W. S. Attaway was born in Franklin county, Ga., March 12 th, 1829. When a young man he was in business at Chattanooga, and at that time he married Miss E. J. Henderson, sister of E. T. Henderson of Chattanooga, and the late J. R. Henderson, of this county, on August 5, 1854 at the Skinner house in this city. From Chattanooga he moved to Macon, Ga., and later came to Cartersville the latter part of 1866, and has since resided here.

He was the father of four children, the late Judge Shelby Attaway, D. A. Attaway, of Chattanooga; Mrs. J. D. Thomas and Miss Geneva Attaway, the three last and his wife surviving.

The funeral service was conducted by Dr. W. H. Patterson on Sunday morning at the Baptist church, of which he was a faithful and consistent member, and his remains were laid to rest at Oak Hill cemetery. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of friends of the deceased and family.


The Courant American
July 6, 1899, Page 8

Administrator’s Sale.
Georgia, Bartow County.

By virtue of an order from the court of ordinary of said county, will be sold at the court house door in of said county, on the first Tuesday in August next, within the legal hours of sale, the following property, to-wit: three-fourths of one acre of land, more or less, being a lot on Rowland Ferry Road near Cartersville, Ga., fronting north on said road, bounded east and west by lots of Craig, and south by the land known as the Howard place.  Sold as the property of W. S. Attaway, late of said county, deceased.  Terms cash.

This July 5th, 1899.
D. A. Attaway, Adm’r of W. S. Attaway.


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