Mrs. W. T. Berg

The Free Press Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia

October 12, 1882, Page 3

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We are pained to learn of the death of Mrs. W. T. Berg, of Selma, Ala., which occurred Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock.  She was the mother of Mrs. Robert Anderson, of this place, who has the sympathies of the entire community in her sad bereavement.


October 19, 1882, Page 3

Sad Bereavement.

The Death of the Loved Mother of Mrs. Capt. Anderson.

Though expected for months, the rather sudden death of Mrs. W. C. Berg, which occurred at half-past ten o’clock yesterday morning, will cause a shock in many homes, and will create intense grief amid a large circle of loving friends.  She had been in failing health since early in the summer, but, while all thoughts of her recovery had been forsaken, the end was not thought to be so nigh.  When the dread messenger came and called her beyond the dark waters, she found only her husband by her bedside.  None of her children were present, as no intimation of her true state was given until a few moments before she passed away.  She was one of Selma’s oldest inhabitants, and had an acquaintance of wide and varied extent.  She had been married several times and leaves a large family of children and grandchildren to mourn her loss.  Mrs. R. J. Davidson, Mrs. Frank Wise and Mr. William Berg are those of her children who reside here.  Others dwell in the northern part of this state and Georgia, and will arrive in time to attend the funeral which takes place from St. Paul’s church, and her death will be a great blow to the congregation.—Selma Times, Oct. 11

Died at the family residence on Alabama street, 10 ½ o’clock this morning after a lingering illness, Mrs. Berg, wife of councilman Wm. Berg, and mother of Mrs. R. J. Davidson. [This clipping continues with a repeat of above information—it is from the Selma Mail, Oct. 11]


October 19, 1882, Page 3

The Last Sad Rites.

The funeral of Mrs. Wm. Berg took place from ST. Paul’s church at four o’clock yesterday afternoon, Rev. R. W. Barnwell conducting the exercises.  The casket was covered with beautiful flowers wrought in becoming designs and was borne by the following pall bearers: Col. Dawson, Col. Roy, Capt. Nelson, Wm. Weaver, Esq., Councilman Stewart and Hobbs, and Messrs. Galt and Gregory.  The body of the church was filled with sympathizing friends, who followed the remains of the dear departed woman to their resting place in the older portion of Live Oak Cemetery.—Selma Times, Oct. 12.


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