Mr. W. B. Brooksher

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia

Thursday, 31 March 1910

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W.B. Brooksher Dead
Cassville Citizen Dies in Atlanta Last Week
Was One of Bartow’s Prominent Citizens, a Good Christian and Was Well Liked By Every One Who Knew Him

Mr. W.B. Brooksher, and old and respected citizen of this county, passed away at the home of his daughter Mrs. J.E. Boston in Atlanta on Wednesday of last week after a short illness.

Mr. Brooksher was 72 years of age and was born and raised in this county. He had several attacks of apoplexy in late years and during the winter had attacks of grippe and pneumonia, which owing to his advanced age he could not withstand, and died from a recent attack.

Mr. Brooksher went to the war in August 1861 enlisting in the Confederate Army, Co. A, 8th Georgia Battalion. He served up to close of the war in 1865 and made a brave and gallant soldier. Upon his return home from the war he was married to Miss Broadstreet, of Cassville, in 1866, who preceded him in death several years ago.

Mr. Brooksher followed farming as his life occupation up to several years ago when he was forced to retire owing to his age. He was Justice of the Peace in the Sixth district off and on for about twenty years of his life and made a good officer.

He was a member of the Methodist church the greater portion of his life, but a few years before his wife died, he joined the Baptist church of which his wife had been a member. He was a good clean man of honest convictions and always striving for the right.

Of late years since his wife died he spent a great deal of his time with his married daughter, Mrs. Boston, in Atlanta, at whose home he died. He also has a son, Mr. Joseph Brooksher, residing in Atlanta who is an engineer on the Western & Atlantic railroad.

The funeral services were conducted in Atlanta and the remains were brought to Cass Station last Thursday.


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