Francis Fontaine

The News
Cartersville, Georgia
May 10, 1901, Page 1
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He Dies In Atlanta Last Week—Once Lived In Bartow.

This excellent gentleman, who was for a few years a resident of Bartow county, died in Atlanta last week.

Mr. Fontaine was a true representative of the old southern aristocracy, a gentleman to the manner born.  He was a genius and his pen will be long remembered by many.  He was for many years editor of the Columbus Enquirer, and his work there was of great importance to the state and its affairs.  Associated with him was Mr. Henry Richardson, another bright genius, and the two made a superb team.

Mr. Fontaine owned and lived on the beautiful farm on the Tennessee road now owned by Rev. Sam Jones, formerly owned by Maj. C. H. Smith.  While on this farm he introduced many new things in the way of agriculture and took quite an interest in fine stock.


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