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Death of Mr. George H. Camp After a Short Illness (1907)

Marietta Journal
Thursday, 29 August 1907
George Hull Camp, son of George and Elizabeth Hull Camp; born in Utica, N.Y., 1818, his parents afterwards removing to Sacketts Harbor, N.Y. On his father's side he was related to the first and most conspicuous member of the Hale family; on his mother's side, he was related to Admiral Foote, Commodore Hitchcock and Commodore Howell, of the United States navy. The blood that tells splendidly was evidence in Mr. Camp's character.

On account of ill health, he removed South in 1822, accompanied by his friend, Charles Quintard, afterwards Bishop of Tennessee, and located in Roswell, Cobb county, Ga., where he entered the employ of the Roswell Manufacturing Co., (Mr. Roswell King, president, operating the pioneer cotton mill in Georgia.) After fourteen years service, he was elected president to succeed Mr. King, and this office he continued to hold for twenty-four years. So greatly did the Company prosper under his able direction, that when his resignation became known, he was presented with a petition signed by every stockholder urging him to remain in office.

He was married in 1850 to Jane Margaret Atwood, daughter of Henry and Ann McIntosh Atwood, of McIntosh county, Georgia. She still survives him after 57 years of wedded life. Five children were born of this union: George K. Camp, deceased; Dr. Walter A. Camp, Springfield, Mo; Mrs. R. N. Field, Kansas City, Mo; Sarah A. Camp, and Mrs. John T. Brantley, of Blackshear, Ga.

Upon resigning his work at Roswell, he removed with his family to Marietta where he since lived, loved, esteemed and honored by all who knew him. He was a consistent Christian and a member of the Presbyterian church, but he was too modest to accept an office at the hands of the church he loved. He was generous to the poor, just, fair and courteous to all. Full of sympathy for the young he was devoted to young people, loving and trusting his fellow man as few men do. His consistent Christian walk and his uprightness of heart and purity of purpose, his generous deeds, won him the hearts of all, and Marietta mourns his loss.

After a short illness he passed peacefully away on Monday evening last at 11 o'clock, in the 90th year of his age.

The funeral will be conducted at the house Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock, by Dr. J. H. Patton, assisted by Dr. I. W. Waddell.

Pall bearers -- S. K. Dick, A. V. Cortelyou, M. M. Sessions, J. C. Howell, Judge George F. Gober, E. L. Faw, Senator A. S. Clay, and W. M. Everett.

The bereaved family have our sympathy in their irreparable loss.

Judge Richard Field and family, of Kansas City, Mo, and Mr. and Mrs. John T. Brantley, of Blackshear, Ga, are here to attend the funeral of Mr. George H. Camp. Dr. Walter Camp, of Springfield, Mo., has been telegraphed and is expected to arrive. Miss Sallie Camp is in Germany.
Jane Margaret Atwood Camp died four years later. Both she and George were buried in St. James Episcopal Cemetery at Marietta, Georgia. Memorialized on the same stone as her parents is Sarah Atwood Camp (1861-1949), wife of George Henry Keeler (1853-1932).

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jeri said…
I love this headstone. I wish all of them listed where the person was born.

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