Capt. Robert N. Best

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia

September 15, 1910

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Capt. Best Dies

Capt. Robert N. Best died from a stroke of paralysis at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clark H. Griffin, in this city, at 12 o’clock Tuesday night.

Capt. Best came to the city from Rome Monday morning, arriving here at 9:50 o’clock. He had telephoned to his daughter, Mrs. Griffin, and she went to the train to meet him, but in some way missed him and he went along from the train to her home.

Arriving there, he threw himself on the bed, as he was feeling bad. His little grand-daughter came in and went to the bed to play with him as had been her custom often when he was there. The child, seeing he did not move, told the cook “dad” was asleep and she could not wake him. The cook discovered he was unconscious and became alarmed. Mrs. Griffin came in, and realizing her father was in a serious if not dying condition, summoned the physicians, until five in all responded. It was discovered that Capt. Best had had a stroke of paralysis, his whole right side being affected.

He lay unconscious until the hour named above when he passed away.

A number of months ago Capt. And Mrs. Best broke up housekeeping in Cartersville and moved to Rome to live with their son, Mr. Waring Best. Capt. Best had come over Monday to visit his daughter.

Capt. Robert Newton Best was in his sixty-eighth year when death took him away. When a young man he entered the confederate army in Phillips’ legion and made a good soldier. After the war he followed farming and only a few years ago sold his place on Tworun creek and moved to Cartersville. His wife was Miss Orie Saxon, daughter of the late Col. R.L. Saxon. She survives him, as do five children, namely, Mrs. Aileen Battle, Mrs. Orie Griffin of this city and county; E. Waring Best, of Rome; Robert S. Best, of Maryland, and Hugh Best, of Macon, Ga.

Mrs. Best was called at once from Rome when her husband was stricken, and the other relatives were notified. The children were present at the funeral, Mr. Robert Best, the last to arrive, coming in yesterday.

Capt. Best has three brothers surviving him. They are: Mr. Alfred Best, Annapolis, Md.; Mr. Hezekiah Best, of Baltimore, and Mr. E.W. Best of Washington, D.C.


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