A Sad Death.

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
December 15, 1898 Page 1:
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A Sad Death.

Claud Conyers, a Popular Young Man, Succumbs to Pneumonia.

One of the saddest deaths that has occurred in the community in some time was that of Mr. Claude B. Conyers, at the home of his father-in-law, Mr. John S. Leake, on Monday morning at about 9 o’clock. Mr. Conyers was first taken with a cold from which he took his bed on Thursday last. His symptoms quickly turned to those of pneumonia and the disease violently seizing his system, never relinquished its hold until the end came in death. He was delirious, and suffered with high fevers and hemorrhages. All that loving hands and the best medical skill could do was done for him.

Mr. Conyers was one of the most industrious of young men, shirking no task however irksome, and with good habits, energy, and fine judgment, he had what seemed a bright future. He was but 27 years of age, and his tastes ran to farming, having had experience, his father being one of the foremost planters of the county. He married a year ago Miss Minnie Leake, daughter of John S. Leake, and at once went to live with his father-in-law, whose extensive farm and other interests the young man shared in the management of. The wife and baby boy survive him. Sad is the taking away so suddenly of one just beginning life’s real battle and with such resolutions and application as usually bring success.

Mr. Conyers was the son of Mr. Joel T. Conyers, whose home is near Stilesboro. He was a nephew of Col. James B. Conyers, of this city, and also of Mr. A. B. Cunyus, his mother being Mr. Cunyus sister.

The funeral took place from the Leake home on Tuesday morning, at 11 o’clock and the remains were laid away at Oak Hill. A large concourse of people followed the remains to their last resting place.


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