12 March 2013

Col. Aaron Wilbur Made it Home to Georgia (Tombstone Tuesday)

Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia
Photo © 2007-2013 S. Lincecum
DEATH OF COLONEL AARON WILBUR. -- Colonel Aaron Wilbur, for many years a prominent citizen of this city, died at his residence last evening, at 10 o'clock. He was a native of Vermont, but removed South soon after he became of age, and located in Richmond, Virginia, from which city he removed to Savannah in 1853, since which time he has been engaged in the insurance business. His energy and well known business capacity secured for him the position of manager of the Southern branch of the Knickerbocker Life Insurance Company of New York. He was also President of the Home Insurance Company of Savannah, and a Director in the Merchants' National Bank.

During the war he was appointed by Gov. Brown on his staff, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, which position he held for some time. At the close of the struggle he engaged extensively in business and succeeded in saving from the general wreck that followed that event a large portion of his fortune.

Last Spring, while on a tour North, he was taken sick and at one time it was thought he would not live to return to Georgia, but he so far recovered as to be able to make the trip, and on the day of his return to the city spent several hours in his office; from whence he went to his residence, never more to be seen "amid the busy haunts of men," and after a week of great suffering breathed his last. He was about fifty years of age. - Savannah News, 6th. [Augusta Daily Constitution (Georgia), 8 December 1869, pg. 4 -- Viewed online at GenealogyBank.]

Aaron Wilbur
Born Barnard, Windsor Co, Vermont
December 12, 1821
Died Savannah, Georgia
December 5, 1869
Aged 48 Years

"Asleep In Jesus."

Bonaventure Cemetery
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia

Photo © 2007-2013 S. Lincecum

1 comment:

allen k said...

i'm hoping to make it down to southern georgia this summer. good photo opportunities there.

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