Old Citizen Gone.

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
May 20, 1897 Page 1:
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Old Citizen Gone.

Mr. John T. Harrison Dies of Pneumonia Last Week.

Mr. John T. Harrison, an old and well known citizen, died at his home in the eastern part of the city, on Thursday morning last, at 6 o’clock. Mr. Harrison exerted himself to an unusual extent in some physical task about his home, complained later of being ill, and took to his bed on Sunday, the 9th. His illness soon developed into pneumonia and of so stubborn a type that the doctors could not stay its progress, and he died at the time stated.

Mr. Harrison was one of a family of thirteen children that were among the pioneer settlers of the community. He was born in Warren County August 29th, 1833, and was therefore sixty-four years of age. His father moved here over 70 years ago and for a long time lived down near the river, where the town used to be. His father and mother are buried at the cemetery and the others of his family except two sisters, Mrs. America Gough, of Canton, Miss., and Miss Sallie Harrison, and Messrs. J. H. and L. C. Harrison, who survive him.

Though not a member of the church he loved his bible and lived uprightly. He was quiet and peaceable as a man and had many good traits. He was always ready to do a kindness to others, and seemed to observe the golden rule in his relations with his fellow man, and was a good citizen. Charity was a prominent characteristic of his nature and many in the community can testify to his goodness on this line. He was never married.

The funeral services were conducted at the grave, Rev. B. P. Allen officiating. The remains were laid finally to rest in Oak Hill cemetery.


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