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Heart Attack Fatal to Dr. Charles Nolan of Marietta, Georgia (1928)

Charles Thomas Nolan, M.D.
Son of Thomas Lovick Nolan
And His Wife Matilda Jane Bostwick
Of Morgan Co, Georgia
Sept 20, 1869 - Jan 26, 1928
Thy Will Be Done
Thy Will Be Done.

Atlanta Constitution (Georgia)
Friday, 27 January 1928

Heart Attack Fatal to Prominent Georgia Medic While Attending Meet in Tampa.

Tampa, Fla., January 26. -- (AP) -- Death of Dr. Charles T. Nolan, one of the outstanding figures in Georgia medical circles, who was a delegate to the sectional meeting of the American College of Surgeons here, marred the opening day of the organization's annual convention today. Dr. Nolan, who was 65 years old, suffered a heart attack shortly after the conference opened and died in a hospital several hours later.

The body of the physician, who for the past 18 years had been secretary of the Georgia state board of medical examiners, was prepared tonight for immediate shipment to his home at Marietta.

Few of the delegates, who were busy all day in regional conferences held at various parts of the city, were aware of Dr. Nolan's death until tonight. Officers of the organization indicated that memorial services for the dead physician would be held tomorrow.

Marietta, Ga., January 26. -- (Special.) -- Plans were being made here tonight for the funeral of Dr. Charles T. Nolan, for 18 years head of the Nolan sanitarium here.

Dr. Charles T. Nolan, 59, was recognized as one of the foremost surgeons of Georgia and was the founder of Nolan's sanitarium here. For many years he had served as a member of the state board of medical examiners.

News of his death was received with profound shock by friends and acquaintances here who had seen him leave for Tampa Sunday apparently enjoying the best of health.

He was accompanied on the trip, which was made by automobile, by Mrs. Nolan, who was with him when he died. They had been the guests of Dr. J. W. Goldsmith, of Atlanta, at the Tampa Bay hotel for the sectional meeting of the America College of Surgeons.

A son, Thomas Nolan, was preparing to board a train for Tampa upon receiving word that his father was ill when a second telegram conveyed the information that he was dead.

Surviving him are another son, Burrell Nolan, of Muskogee, Okla., and a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Turner, of High Point, N.C.

The body will arrive here tomorrow for funeral services and burial.

Dr. Nolan was born September 20, 1869, in Bostwick, Ga., the son of Thomas Lovick and Matilda Jane Nolan. He attended Rutledge High school and Emory college at Oxford. He was graduated from the Atlanta Medical college in 1892, and served one year at Grady hospital as an interne. [sic]

On December 13, 1899, he married Miss Marion Atkinson, of Waverly, Georgia.

Dr. Nolan began his practice of medicine in Marietta in 1893, and his life has been a constant struggle for the betterment of his profession and conditions pertaining to it.

In 1909 he established Nolan's sanitarium here. In 1910 he was appointed to the state board of medical examiners and was prominently identified with the movement which finally succeeded in securing legislative abolishment of the three boards then in existence and the centralization of this branch under one administrative body. Dr. Nolan was also a leader in a movement to raise the standards of examination and medical study in Georgia.

He was local surgeon for the N. C. & St. L. railway. He was a member of the Cobb County Medical society, of the Medical Association of Georgia and the American Medical association.
Nolan lot in St. James Episcopal Cemetery -
Dr. Charles Thomas Nolan (1869-1928)
Marion Atkinson Nolan (1880-1971)
Elizabeth Nolan Turner (1901-1994)

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