John D. Dent

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
March 8, 1894, Page 1
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Death of John D. Dent

The most sudden and unexpected death that has occurred in this section for many days was that of Mr. John D. Dent, at the home of his brother, A. L. Dent, in this county, near Taylorsville, on Wednesday, 28 th ultimo. On Sunday, just three days previous to his demise, he walked out into the horse lot a hale, hearty man, for the purpose of getting some corn with which to feed the chickens, and in order to enter the granary, he was compelled to step astride some sharp edged plank that were nailed across the door, and while in that position his foot slipped and he fell with sufficient force to rupture some of the main arteries, from which he bled to death. Medical aid was immediately secured, and after administering opiates, instruments were used in extracting large quantities of coagulated blood which seemed to have settled in or near the bladder. While suffering the most excruciating pains, he having gained sufficient strength, walked back to the house some fifty yards distant unaided, and throwing himself on the bed said to those present, “I have ruined myself, this hurt will prove fatal, and I’ll be a dead man in three days.” His prophesy proved true – the accident happened on Sunday at 2 o’clock and on the following Wednesday at that hour he calmly and peacefully breathed his last. Our deceased friend was 44 years of age and unmarried. His remains were interred in the Euharlee cemetery. – C. H. C.


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