N. S. Eaves

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
January 5, 1899, page 1
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Mr. N. S. Eaves Dead
Well Known Contractor Passes Away At Ripe Age.

Mr. N. S. Eaves died, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas, about six o’clock last Thursday morning.  Though feeble, he had been up until the day before his death.  He overexerted himself in his brickyard work a week or so ago. He retired on Wednesday evening after taking medicine prescribed for indigestion by his physician.  He was sick in the night and his daughter was with him giving him attention until in the morning she prepared some soup and returned to his bed to find him dead.

Mr. Eaves was in the 73d year and was a contractor well known in different parts of the state.  He built the Mitchell House at Thomasville and after it was burned rebuilt it, and besides built a number of large business houses in Thomasville.  In Athens he built the court house and one of the State University buildings.  In Milledgeville he built the addition to the state lunatic asylum and the building for the colored asylum, besides business buildings in the city.  In Cedartown he built a block or more of business buildings.  In Cartersville he built most of the business buildings and the Shelman hotel.

Mr. Eaves also did the grading on the old Cartersville and Van Wert railroad, now extended and known as the East and West, and the grading on the Marietta and North Georgia as far as Canton.  He had amassed about $50,000 on former contracts, but in these two connections he lost it all.

Mr. Eaves was born in South Carolina but in early manhood moved to Georgia, locating first in Cobb county, then moving to Cartersville, where he has resided for about twenty years.  He was a member of the Methodist church and was a kind hearted, good man.  He leaves six children, all of whom reside in the city, except two.

The funeral occurred from the home of Mrs. Thomas Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. B. P. Allen officiating.


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