07 April 2016

F is for Frederick Floyd and Farm Fields (A to Z Challenge)

100_1184This is a horrible picture, I know.  Under normal circumstances, it would not make it's way on to the blog.  "But it fits the letter F so well," she whines…

According to his FindAGrave memorial (which, btw, has a better photo -- and also begins with the letter F), Fred was a private in Company C of the 55th Georgia Infantry during the Civil War.

The Vienna News (Georgia) carried notice of Frederick's death in their 24 February 1904 issue (pg. 4, column 3):


Mr. F. F. Floyd, a prominent farmer of near Midway, passed away at his home Monday night.  His death was unexpected as he was not thought to be very sick.  He had been complaining about a week and the sudden change is thought to have been from an attack of heart failure.

His death is universally regretted by the citizens of that community.

Frederick F. Floyd rests at Mount Olive Cemetery in Dooly County, Georgia.

[If you're wondering what's up with all the "letter" posts:  I am attempting to follow the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (links to official page). This challenge lasts through the month of April, with Sundays off. Click here to see all my letter posts on one page (in reverse order). Oh, and wish me luck!]


Darla M Sands said...

I'm really enjoying this. How awesome to honor those who've gone before.
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Happy blogging! And be well.

Nicole said...

Sudden deaths are so puzzling. It's nice that Mr. Floyd is still remembered in his community.

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