S. B. Dunahoo

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
October 5, 1899, page 1
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Mr. S. B. Dunahoo Dead.

Old Citizen of the Corbin Neighborhood Passes Away.

The Corbin neighborhood, where he has long resided, sustains a great loss in the death of one of its most valuable and respected citizens, Mr. S. B. Dunahoo.  After an exceedingly brief illness he passed away at about 4:30 o’clock last Friday evening.  He was taken sick at 7 o’clock on Thursday evening and died in less than 24 hours.  His trouble was paralysis of the heart, induced, as it is thought, by a spell of indigestion.  Mr. Dunahoo was a man of splendid vitality, his health being good up to the time of the sudden attack.  He was about seventy years old and has been a citizen of the part of the county in which he died since 1845, when he moved here from Spartanburgh, S. C.  He was married twice and had twenty-one children, nine by his first wife and twelve by his second.  His first wife was of this county and was Miss Lucinda Griffin.  His last wife also lived in the county and was Mrs. Matilda Satterfield.  Five of the children by his first wife are living and ten by his last wife, and all these children, fifteen in number, were at the funeral, besides all of his grandchildren except two.  Of the older children who survive him five live in this city.  Messrs. Henry, Robert, Nat, Walter and Warren Dunahoo.  Mr. A. G. Dunahoo, a prosperous liveryman of Anniston, Ala., is among the older sons.  The twenty-first child, Eugene, an interesting, sweet faced, flaxen haired boy of five, was the idol of his father’s heart, and being his parent’s daily companion, feels sensibly his loss of loving, loyal protector and friend.

Mr. Dunahoo was a splendid citizen, proverbially honest, frank and generous to a fault. He was never known to turn a worthy seeker of help empty away.  He was a Baptist and lived a true Christian life, the example of his daily walk being worthy of the closest emulation.

Mr. Dunahoo when he first came to Georgia worked at the old Cooper Iron Works, having learned the trade of moulder.  After the destruction of the works and the war closed he settled at Corbin and lived a quiet industrious life in the midst of his family each member of which he was extremely fond of.  He was as free from sham as a man could be and his open sincere way of doing and looking at things was a proverbial trait.  He could not but command the respect of all who lived near him and the deep loss felt to the community was well shown in the large crowd that was present to attend his funeral.  The services occurred on Saturday and were conducted by Rev. A. T. Roberts, pastor of Double Spring church, Rev. A. W. Bealer, of Cartersville, and Rev. Shelton.  The remains were interred at Stamp Creek burying ground.

[Another mention of this death can be found on page 8 of this issue in the section “Over the County—Corbin.”  In the Corbin notice his name is given as Simps Dunahoo.]


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