Arthur Banton

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
April 19, 1900, page 1
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Arthur Banton Dead.
Popular Traveling Man Succumbs to Bright’s Disease.

Mr. James Arthur Banton died at the home of his aunt, Mrs. E. M. Gilreath, in this city, on Sunday morning.  His malady was Bright’s disease.  He was full of energy and pursued his duties on the road well after his physical condition made it a burden.  He was taken severely sick in Atlanta and was from there brought home to be under the care of kindred.  He was given every attention after his confinement in doors but his malady continued with its slow, sure process, his condition gradually growing worse for three months until the end came.

Arthur Banton was known as a whole-souled, genial, openhearted man, carrying with him a cheerful air that made others about him cheerful.  That he should be cut down in the very prime of his manhood is a source of sorrow to all who knew him.

He was for three years and up to the time of his sickness employed by Milbank, Leman & Co., importers and dealers in woolen goods, but had previously traveled for Bandonins Bros., silk manufacturers.  He was at one time with Chamberlin, Johnson & Co., Atlanta, and also worked once for a firm in Rome.

Mr. Banton was 43 years of age at the time of his death.  He was the son of Mr. John Banton, a well known citizen of Cassville, who lost his life in the civil war.  His mother, now Mrs. William Loveless, survives him.  Also a brother, Mr. John Banton, and Mr. Felton Loveless, a half brother.

He was a member of the Baptist church, which he joined before he reached manhood.  He believed in spiritual work and spiritual things and leaned to his last hour on the promises of the Savior to those who Love Him and keep the commandments.  He expressed a firm hope of a rich existence in the Glory Land.

The funeral occurred from the Baptist church on Monday, Rev. A. W. Bealer, assisted by Rev. E. M. Craig, officiating.  Mr. Bealer’s remarks were touching and portrayed the good traits of the deceased fittingly and truly.

The interment was at Oak Hill.


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“All Around In Bartow.”

Our people were sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Arthur Banton, of Cartersville.  He was well known here and highly respected, we were sad to hear of his death and also of the sudden death of Mr. S. L. Lyon which occurred at his home near Boyce, Tenn., April 15.  He was foreman of a bridge gang on W. & A. R. R.  The railroad men all loved him.  We tender our sympathies to the bereaved ones of both families.


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