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Fever Rampant in Griffin, Georgia's Camp Northen (1898)

Nos. 10255 and 10259 in Marietta National Cemetery. First Private Huxford, then Private Wynn. Savannah Morning News  (Georgia) Thursday, 29 September 1898 Death of Private Huxford. Griffin, Ga., Sept. 28. -- Private Huxford of Capt. Gilbert's company, died at Camp Northen last night after a protracted illness of fever. Huxford is from Jesup, Ga. His remains left to-night for Marietta, and will be interred in the national cemetery to-morrow. Harlock was born about 1867 in South Carolina to Peter and Lydia A. Huxford. He served with Company G, 3rd Georgia Infantry during the Spanish American War. Savannah Morning News  (Georgia) Friday, 7 October 1898 DEATH OF GEORGIA SOLDIERS. Private Wynn Dies at Camp Northen... Griffin, Ga., Oct. 6. -- Private Macon Wynn of Company G died at Camp Northen this morning at 3 o'clock, from typhoid fever. Wynn's home is in Hamilton, Fla., and he enlisted in Capt. Gilbert's company in Albany. His remains were carried to Marietta to-night, an
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Louise Weems, Lois Cole, and Calla Lilies (1911)

Till Christ Himself shall call thee To lay thine armour by. Marietta Journal  (Georgia) Friday, 10 March 1911 MEMORIAL SERVICE AT ST. JAMES CHURCH LAST SUNDAY. The memorial service at St. James Church last Sunday morning by the rector, Rev. E. S. Doan, was impressively tender and comforting to all present. It began with tributes to the two little girls who were members of St. James Sunday-school, and who have passed away from us. One was Louise Weems, barely four years old, and the other Lois Cole, who was aged eleven. Louise was a tenderhearted, loving child, devoted to her Sunday-school and exercising a sweet influence over other children. She was the only daughter of her parents. Lois Cole was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Webster Cole, and was the constant companion of her elder sister, Georgia. Both were exceptionally bright and beautiful children and were dearly loved by every one. As the rector talked, near the retable, on which stood vases of calla lilies, he took as his subject

Maj. Henry Cole Succumbs to Typhoid Fever (1912)

Henry and Susanne He had been receiving treatment at Walter Reed Hospital. Newspaper coverage of his death, burial, and tribute follows. (I tried to keep the overlap to a minimum.) Washington Times  (District of Columbia) Monday, 14 October 1912 MAJ. HENRY COLE SUCCUMBS TO TYPHOID FEVER Well-Known Army Officer Dies at Hospital on Sunday. After nearly a month's illness with typhoid fever, Major Henry G. Cole, U.S.A., assigned to duty in the subsistence department in Washington for the past four years, died at Walter Reed Hospital yesterday. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at St. Thomas' Church , and the body will be taken to Marietta, Ga., his birthplace, for burial. Major Cole was born May 6, 1869, and was appointed a cadet at West Point from Georgia on June 16, 1888, graduating four years later. He was assigned to an infantry regiment, and was stationed in the Southwest until the outbreak of the Spanish-American war, when he was transferred to

Henry G. Cole, "Union Man" (d. 1875)

Henry Greene Cole (1815-1875) provided the land for the Marietta National Cemetery in Cobb County, Georgia. Per the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs -  Henry Cole, a local merchant who remained loyal to the Union throughout the war, offered land for a burial ground for both Union and Confederate dead. His hope was that by honoring those who had fallen together, others might learn to live in peace. Unfortunately, both sides clung to their bitterness and neither North nor South would accept Cole's offer toward reconciliation. When this effort failed, 24 acres were offered to General George H. Thomas for use of a national cemetery. In 1867 a second offer of land by Cole was accepted and a subsequent purchase of additional acreage in 1870 brought the cemetery to its present size of a little over 23 acres. A stipulation of the land transfer was the Cole family would retain a burial plot on the property. Marietta Journal  (Georgia) Friday 23 April 1875 Death of Henry G. Cole. Mr. Hen

Father and Daughter Dead: Dix and Louise Fletcher (1886)

Fletcher Family (L-R) Daughter Louise, Father Dix, & Mother Louisa Two corpses in one house. Marietta Journal  (Georgia) Thursday, 15 July 1886 FATHER AND DAUGHTER DEAD. It has seldom occurred in the history of any one family in Marietta when there were two corpses in one house, but such was the case Tuesday night and yesterday, -- an aged father and invalid daughter reposed in the cold embrace of death at the residence of Mrs. H. G. Cole, daughter of the former and sister of the latter. Miss Louise E. Fletcher died about seven o'clock Monday night and Mr. Dix Fletcher died at ten o'clock Tuesday night. Both had been on beds of affliction for a long time; sufferers in the flesh, their released spirits soon joined each other on the other shore, rejoicing in deliverance from the shackles of clay and triumph over the grave. Their Christian lives bright in good deeds and loyal devotion to God dispel all doubt as to their being numbered with the redeemed of the 'crucified On

Death of a Patriarch: William Root, of Marietta, Georgia (1891)

His drug store on the square was a town social center. Atlanta Constitution  (Georgia) Tuesday, 8 September 1891 THE DEATH OF A PATRIARCH. The Life and Career of William Root, of Marietta. MARIETTA, Ga., September 7. -- [Special.] -- The death of Mr. William Root brought sorrow to the hearts of the large number of people of Marietta. He passed away this morning at 10 o'clock, at the residence of his son, Mr. Henry Root, of this city. Had he lived till January next, he would have reached the age of seventy-seven years. He was one of Marietta's first and oldest settlers. His birthplace was Philadelphia. From there, during the early years of this century, he moved to Augusta and stayed with, and perhaps was a partner of William K. Kitchens. He then engaged in the drug business in Augusta. From Augusta Mr. Root moved to Marietta, and in the year 1839 started up the old William Root drug store, now located on the north side of the square. He continued in business here until the year

Rev. Thomas Allen Dies at His Farm Near Marietta, Georgia (1909)

Thomas Milton Allen was a prominent minister who was born and enslaved in 1833. In 1890 he formed the first association for Black churches, the Kennesaw Baptist Association. Marietta Journal  (Georgia) Thursday, 22 April 1909 NEGRO EX-LEGISLATOR AND MINISTER, Rev. Thomas Allen, Dies at His Farm, Near Marietta. Rev. Thomas Allen, a well-known colored Baptist minister, died at his farm home, near Marietta, on the 11th instant, aged seventy-six years. Before moving to Marietta, he lived in Jasper county, Georgia, and represented that county in the Georgia legislature during the 'reconstruction period,' immediately after the late civil war. He was associated in the legislature with Bishop Turner, colored, when the storm of passion and misrule reigned. Be it said to the credit of the memory of Rev. Thomas Allen, he was a conservative man, of probity and respectability, as his life in Marietta demonstrated. He served the Mt. Zion Baptist church here, as pastor, sixteen years, and the


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The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."

Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' Thus says the Lord God to these bones: 'Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live...'" (Ezekiel 37:1-5, NKJV)