Morgan Smith

The Cartersville Express Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
February 17, 1881 Page 3:
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Morgan Smith

On Saturday morning the passenger car on the W. & A. R. R., known as the Cincinnati connection knocked a man off Pettitt’s creek bridge about one mile and a half north of this place. Efforts by the railroad company were at once commenced to recover the remains, but until Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, all efforts were futile. After continued dragging and fishing the remains were found about forty or fifty yards below the bridge in the spot customarily used for baptismals. The body was discovered by Mr. Raymond Thompson. It was brought immediately to Cartersville where an inquest was held by Coroner Mull, resulting in a verdict in accordance with the above facts. It was the body of a negro man named Morgan Smith, who came from Spalding county, and who was on his way home. The remains were interred in the city cemetery at the joint expense of the railroad company and the county.


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