George S. Cobb

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia

Thursday, February 11, 1909 front page

Transcribed by   2007

George S. Cobb Dead

A Prominent Citizen of Cartersville Dies.

Was Brave Confederate Soldier, Valued Citizen, Useful Official and Christian Gentleman.

Mr. George S. Cobb, one of the most prominent and popular citizens of Cartersville, died at his home, on Erwin street, last Friday morning at two o’clock.  His illness was of short duration.  Monday afternoon, while he was at his coal yard attending to his business, he became quite ill from the effects of a case of erysipelas, which had attacked his head and face.  He vomited a great deal and complained of being very sick.  His nephew, Mr. Charles Wilkes, got him on a dray and thus carried him to his home.  His family physician, Dr. Lindsey Johnson, was sent for and did what he could for the relief of his patient, administering such remedial agents as best fit the case.  While Mr. Cobb became unconscious immediately after taking his bed and remained so most of the time to the last, his case at times seemed a trifle hopeful, but a turn for the worst coming Thursday night, when all possible attention was given him, he passed away at the hour stated.

Mr. Cobb was born at old Stilesboro and had spent his life in Cartersville, except that part which he spent in the civil war.  He entered the army as a member of Company B. Phillip’s Legion cavalry.  His brother, John H. Cobb, was a member of the same company with him.  The two men made brave, true soldiers, fighting through to the end of the struggle.

After the war Mr. Cobb followed the railroad business for quite a while assisting his father, who was agent for the W. & A., and being connected with the old East and West for quite awhile.  He was at the time of his death and had been for several years connected with the coal and wood business.

He held the office of justice of the peace of the Cartersville district, a position he filled for a number of years.

He was a prominent member of the Baptist church, holding the office of deacon at the time of his death, was ever zealous in church affairs, and lived a consecrated, Christian life.

He leaves a wife, who was originally Miss Cooper, and three children, Cooper C., George S. and Miss Jessie Cobb.

The funeral took place from the home Saturday at 2:30 o’clock.  Mr. Cobb being a member of the Masonic order, he was buried with honors from that order.  He was also a member of the Odd Fellows.  Rev. R.B. Headden, of Rome, who was Mr. Cobb’s former pastor and a boy playmate and war comrade, assisted by Rev. Sam C. Dean, conducted the funeral services.  Both ministers pronounced fine eulogies on the life of Mr. Cobb.  The remains were interred at Oak Hill.


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