Robert Haynesworth Brumby

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
July 24, 1890, page 1
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Death of Mr. Brumby.
The Brilliant Young Editor of the Americus Times Passes Away.

Robert Haynesworth Brumby, editor of the Americus Daily Times, died at the home of Maj. C. H. Smith in this city, on last Monday morning, at 11 o’clock.

This sad announcement will be read with feelings of deep regret by friends of this bright young man all over Georgia. Here in Cartersville where he resided for many years, and was loved and esteemed for his many noble qualities, his untimely demise is sincerely mourned.

Mr. Brumby was taken ill at his home in Americus with typho-malarial fever. His physician, in the hope of improving his condition, advised his removal to this city, and consequently he was brought here about three weeks ago. But the disease had fastened itself too deeply into his system, and after a short struggle with life he breathed his last.

Mr. Brumby was the son of the late Maj. A. V. Brumby, who died in this city about three years ago, was a brother of Mrs. W. I. Heyward, and was thirty-two years of age. He was united in marriage to Miss Stella Smith, on June 21, 1888, and one child, a sweet little girl, blessed this union.

By profession Mr. Brumby was a lawyer and practiced in the early years of his manhood in Texas. He was a young man of unquestioned ability and while at the bar made rapid strides toward the head of his profession. He, however, developed a fondness for journalism and for the past several years has been connected with the press of Anniston, Brunswick, Americus and other places. His productions were bright, piquant and entertaining, and his strong personality shown out clear and decidedly in the columns of the papers with which he was connected. A few months ago, while working as an editorial writer on the Brunswick Times, he attracted, by his writings, the attention of the citizens of Americus, who were organizing a strong publishing company for the purpose of printing a daily newspaper. He was called to take the editorial and business management of that journal, the Daily Times, and in the short time it has existed it has taken rank with the best papers of the state.

The remains of Mr. Brumby were interred in the Oak Hill cemetery Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, being followed to the grave by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. The burial services were touching and sad, the sermon being preached by Rev. J. S. Hillhouse.


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