Henry Burrough

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
December 22, 1898 Page 1
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Henry Burrough Dead.

Brother of Sheriff Lee Burrough Dies While Visiting Dalton.

The news reached the city by telegram early yesterday morning that Mr. Henry Burrough, had died on Tuesday night, at Dalton.

It seems that Mr. Burrough, whose home was at Kingston, recently while working at a mill had been seized with a congestive chill, from the effects of which he was slow to rally, and he finally decided to pay a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Chafin, at Dalton, and a few days ago he went up to that city in the hope of being improved by the change.

Mr. Burrough was a brother of Sheriff Lee Burrough and was about 46 years old. He was a carpenter by trade, and worked on mills and bridges a great deal. He leaves a wife and a family of grown up children.

Mr. Lee Burrough went up to Dalton yesterday morning to direct arrangements for the funeral and burial which it is supposed will take place in Kingston.


The Courant American
January 5, 1899, Page 8


The sad death of Mr. Henry Burrough at Dalton, on the 20th, ult., was a great shock to our community, just as we were recovering from the suicide of Mr. Robert T. Hargroves, at the Hotel Victor, on the morning of the 15th.  Mr. Burrough was just recovering from a severe attack of throat or bronchial trouble and got better and went to Dalton to visit his daughter, Mrs. S. R. Chaffin, and was doing very well, it was thought, and he spoke of writing home to let them know he was getting along nicely.  He retired on the night of the 20th about 1 o’clock. He called to Mr. and Mrs. Chaffin and they went to his room as quick as possible, but he was found to be in a dying condition; only lived a few minutes after they got to him.  His remains were brought to Kingston on the 21st.  His children were wired at once and the interment was postponed until the 23d.  Mr. Chas. Burrough was at Vicksburg, Miss.  Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Chaffin, at Selma, Ala., Mr. and Mrs. H. Duckett, at Atlanta, and Mr. Eugene Burrough from near Montgomery, Ala., all arrived.  Mr. Burrough was J. W. of Kingston Lodge F. & A. M.  On the 23d, while the Masons were getting ready to start to the cemetery, J. B. Gaines, one of his brothers in the lodge, was standing near the depot talking to one of his brethren.  He said “I feel very bad,” and was about to fall and some others saw the situation and got him to the steps at the depot and it was discovered he was paralyzed, and he was carried to the hotel.  Drs. Mayson and Bradley were called in at once, but nothing could be done to save him.  He never spoke or was conscious after he was moved from the depot and died in about four hours after he was taken.  As the body of Mr. Burrough was passing in at the cemetery the news was passed along the solemn procession, Br. Gaines is dead.  A large assembly attended the solemn and impressive burial service of Masons, conducted by J. M. Davidson, acting W. M., in the absence of L. P. Gaines, W. M.  And at 2 o’clock p. m., December 24th, Kingston lodge was called on to bury J. B. Gaines with Masonic honors, S. P. Gaines, the W. M., conducting the services.  Our community was never more moved with sorrow and sympathy than at the sudden death of these good citizens.  They were both good men, highly esteemed by all in the church and as worthy Masons and pure, upright and good citizens.  The sympathies of their brethren and all their friends and acquaintances are with the bereaved ones.

Suitable notice will be given in the Masonic Herald of the demise of these two worthy members of the mystic tie.

We noticed that Sheriff Lee Burrough and lady, Mr. Mark Maxwell and others of Cartersville; Mr. Chas. Burrough of Vicksburg, Miss.; Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Chaffin, of Dalton, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Chaffin, of Selma, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Duckett, of Atlanta, were present at the interment of Mr. Henry Burrough, and most of them remained and attended the funeral of J. B. Gaines.  John Underwood and wife, the latter a sister of Mr. Gaines, of Rome, and Mr. John L. Kitchens and lady; Mr. Maxwell, of Rome, were present at the funeral of their dear relatives.


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