24 January 2017

White Bronze Obelisk for John Mason Giles (Tombstone Tuesday)

From Evergreen Cemetery at Perry, Houston County, Georgia -

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John Mason Giles
Son of Andrew & Sarah Cowan Giles
Born in Abbeville Dist, S.C. Feb 22, 1818
Graduated at the University of Georgia, 1838
Admitted to the Bar 1839
Member of the Georgia State Constitutional Conventions, 1861-1865
Died in Perry, Ga May 25, 1866

He steadfastly declined mere political offices,
But a virtuous and intelligent people honored his life with many important trusts,
And mourned his death as a public calamity.

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