29 May 2012

The Remains of a Good Man Laid to Rest (Tombstone Tuesday)

Charles E. Boynton
Born in Lumpkin, GA
Died in Atlanta, GA
March 31, 1890
"For So He Giveth
His Beloved Sleep."

Oakland Cemetery
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Photo © 2012 S. Lincecum
-- Charles E. Boynton died at his residence, 216 Rawson street, on Monday afternoon, March 31st, 1890. [The Atlanta Constitution, Georgia, 1 April 1890]

The Remains of a Good Man Laid to Rest Yesterday.

The funeral of Mr. Charles E. Boynton occurred at Trinity church at 10 o'clock yesterday morning.

There was not a man in Atlanta better beloved for his broad and liberal charity nor one who enjoyed greater respect for his energy and integrity in the walks of business life. As a consequence the funeral was largely attended by friends and acquaintances of the man whose life was so full of worth and work.

The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. J. W. Lee and General Clement A. Evans, and were beautifully and solemnly impressive.

General Evans, a life long friend of Mr. Boynton spoke most feelingly of his Christian life and character and how ever since boyhood he had ever proved true to the test.

After the services were over the pall bearers, Messrs. Arthur Robinson, John H. Groves, George Muse, Joseph E. Singer, Fred W. Cole, Fred J. Paxon, H. F. Emery, and Dr. Harry Huzza took charge of the remains and with a large escort, chosen from among the leading citizens of the city conducted them to the tomb.

Mr. Boynton enjoyed the love and esteem of his fellow citizens and his loss is not only a bereavement to his family but a sad loss to the city. [The Atlanta Constitution, Georgia, 4 April 1890]

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