Mr. John M. Dobbs

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
February 18, 1897, Page 1
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Mr. John M. Dobbs.

Old and Well Known Citizen Passes Away Last Week.


Mr. John M. Dobbs, one of the oldest citizens of the community, died at his home, one mile north of the city, on Saturday morning last. He was a man who enjoyed remarkably good health, scarcely ever knowing an ill, up to two weeks ago. He was chosen and did serve as a traverse juror the second week of superior court. On Thursday night, the 6 th inst., he was seized with a sever cold, and while at his home was affected with something like a paralytic stroke, at which his family was alarmed, but he soon claimed that he was better and seemed hopeful that he would rally from his troubles in a few days. He again grew worse and nothing that could be done was possible to stay the march of affliction until the end finally came.

Mr. Dobbs had been a resident of this community for forty-five years, moving here originally from Marietta. He had lived during the above named period, except for eight years when he dwelt in town, at the place where he died. He was a member of the Methodist church, which he joined some ten years hence. He was an upright exemplary citizen, kindness and benevolence being prominent characteristics of his nature. As far as known, he hadn’t an enemy on earth. He was in his 70 th year when he died.

He was the father of Mrs. Edgar Todd, of Rockmart, Miss Annie Dobbs, and Messrs. John H., W. G., J. M. and C. C. Dobbs, all of whom survive him.

His mother, Mrs. Frances Dobbs, who is 91 years old, also survives him.

The funeral occurred from the home, on Sunday morning, Rev. B. P. Allen, officiating. The remains were interred in Oak Hill cemetery beside those of his wife, who died about ten years ago.



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