Catherine Robertson Whitehead

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
April 5, 1894, Page 8
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Death of Mrs. Whitehead.

A Good Woman Passes Over the River and Joins the Great Majority.

Mrs. S. Whitehead died at her home in this city last Friday.

She has been an invalid for the past four years, and for the past few months has been a great sufferer from rheumatism. She has been a member of the Methodist church for thirty-two years, and in her suffering has shown great Christian fortitude, uncomplaining through all her sickness. Although an invalid for so long her death was sudden and unexpected. Mr. Whitehead was in Atlanta, where he is at work for the W. & A. R. R. and was telegraphed for, and her son Charley, who is an engineer on the same road, was caught with a telegram at Dalton. Both arrived a few hours before her death. Her son Jim, the youngest child, left about two weeks ago for Florida, and being located fifteen miles from a railroad, could not be communicated with, in time to reach home.

Mrs. Whitehead was Miss Catherine Robertson, and was born in Clarke county, Ga., in 1840. She was married to Mr. Simeon Whitehead in 1856, and was the mother of six children and all are grown. They are Mrs. Shelby Attaway, Miss Emla, Charley and James Whitehead.

Mr. Whitehead has been connected with the W. & A. railroad for about twenty-five years, and moved his family from Marietta to Cartersville twelve years ago.

The remains were buried at Oak Hill cemetery on Saturday evening, the burial services being conducted at her late home by Revs. W. F. Quillian and E. D. McDougall.


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