Charles Henry (Charlie) Garwood

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
June 7, 1900, page 5
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Charlie Garwood, a lad who used to go to school here the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Garwood, of Atlanta, died in that city of appendicitis, on Monday last.


June 14, 1900
Page 8.

My Baby Charlie.

On the third day of last April, thirteen years ago, a great sorrow came into my life causing darkness and gloom, but as every cloud, even the darkest, has a silver lining, so this dear child was left me, to beguile the weary hours and make sunshine where only shadows lay.  He in a measure filled the aching void caused by the death of his sweet mother.

Charles Henry Garwood was born in Bartow county, near Cass station on the first day of March 1885, and went from earth to heaven on Sunday June 3rd, from Atlanta, Ga.

Foe nearly two years Charlie was my constant companion, day and night, the pet and pride of our household, but cruel fate separated us, though not our affection for that ahd become too strong to be severed.  He always called himself “Grandma’s baby boy,” and the last letter he wrote me, although a boy in his teens, was signed “Your baby Charlie.”

His life though brief was not fruitless but a blessing to all with whom he was associated.

As I look back upon his sweet innocent childhood and recall the pleasure he gave, I deem it a rich legacy that will be treasured in memory’s casket while life lasts.  I never knew a sweeter child than Charlie from babyhood till close of his young life, as near perfect as mortals ever are.  Fair of feature and beautiful in form, but far beyond and above all, with disposition so meek and gentle that “none knew him but to love him.”

The lovely brown eyes, a copy of his precious mother’s, that were all soul, are close to us, and the sweet voice is hushed but in Heaven those dear eyes look into each other again, and the voices are blended in one eternal song of praise to Him who so loved him, as to unite them on that “bright and blissful shore” where parting will be no more and we hope to greet them again “some sweet day.”

Spring Brook, June 1900.



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