Mary Kidd Collins

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
February 24, 1888, Page 5
Transcribed by 2006

Death of Mrs. Collins.
She is Stricken With Paralysis and Passes Peacefully Away.

The citizens of Cartersville were shocked last Sunday morning by the information that Mrs. Collins, wife of Judge Aaron Collins, had been stricken with paralysis and was expected to die.  She lingered until Sunday evening about 7 o’clock, when she expired.  She was buried Tuesday morning, and the remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of relatives and friends.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. J. Adams, pastor of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. W. H. Cooper, pastor of the Baptist church.

Mrs. Collins, whose maiden name was Miss Mary Kidd, was born in Wilkes county, N. C., and when quite young she was married to Mr. Williams, which made her the step-mother of Mr. James H. Williams, of this county.  Her husband died in Polk county, Tenn., in 1858, and in April 9, 1859, she was married to Judge Aaron Collins, and in December following they moved to Cartersville where they have since resided.  In 1865 she joined the Christian church while in Worthington, Ind., and in December 1868 she joined the Cartersville Methodist church and she has ever lived the life of a devoted Christian.  One who has known her intimately for a number of years says he has never known a more consistent Christian, a kinder neighbor or a more loving mother.  She leaves a husband and adopted daughter to mourn her demise.  She expressed herself, when in perfect health as being ready to await the Master’s call.  Though her illness was very short her many friends did all that could be done for her, but the disease was beyond human aid.


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