The following obituaries/death notices are from the Atlanta Constitution. I will add more as I find them.
CUMMING, Ga., September 11. [Special.]
Mrs. Bagwell, wife of Mr. Richard Bagwell, a
respectable farmer residing in the lower part
of the county, committed suicide by cutting
her throat with a razor. She died in a few
minutes. No cause is known for her rash act.
Her husband and four children were out in the
lot near by, but knew nothing o£ it until they
came into the house and found her dying. The
bloody razor was found upon the bureau, where
she had placed it.
(Atlanta Constitution, 9-12-1890)
Thomas Francis, a veteran of the
war of 1812, died in Forsyth county recently at
the advanced age of 90
(Atlanta Constitution, 10-22-1876)
Cumming Ga., January 22.(Special.)
Miss Bessie Galloway, daughter of Professor J. J. S. Galloway, died at 10 o'clock
this morning of typhoid fever, after an
illness of two weeks. She was one of
the best and most popular young ladies
in Cumming, and her death has cast a
gloom over the entire town. Hers was
the fifth case of fever and the third
death that has occurred In this family
during the past six or seven weeks.
(Atlanta Constitution, 1-23-1900)
CUMMING, Ga., May 30.[Special]In the
death of Hon John K. Gramling, Atlanta
lost one of her truest and best men
Mr Gramling was an old Cumming boy
having been raised here He went from this
place to Atlanta, where his useful career has
been watched with pleasure by all the people
of Cumming, who are pained beyond expression at his untimely death.
(Atlanta Constitution, 5-31-1890)
Cumming, Ga., December 12.(Special.)
Hon. James B. Henderson, representative.
in the Georgia legislature from Forsyth
county, died today, at his home at 9
o'clock. He lived 7 miles southwest of
Mr. Henderson had been ill for the past:
three, weeks with pneumonia and fever.
(Atlanta Constitution, 12-13-1901)
Cumming, Ga., May 14.(Special.)The
funeral of Mr. James Hudson, who died
in Atlanta Friday night, occurred here
yesterday, from the Baptist church. The
large church building was full
to overflowing with his friends, and the funeral
cortege was one of the largest ever seen
in Cumming. The funeral services were
conducted by Professor J. J. S. Calloway
assisted by Rev. W. J. Hyde. A committee of five young men from the Junior Order American Mechanics, of Atlanta, of
which order Mr. Hudson was member
Accompanied his remains here, and assisted in the burial. Mr. Hudson was born and
raised in Cumming, where he had many friends.
(Atlanta Constitution, 5-15-1900)
Cumming, Ga., October 1.(Special.)
The body of Mrs. Hughes, wife of R.
Matt Hughes, of Atlanta, who died Saturday, was brought here this afternoon and
buried at the Cumming cemetery. Dr.
O'Kelly, of Capitol Avenue Baptist
church, of Atlanta, conducted the funeral
services, assisted by Rev. E.M. Potter. Mr. and Mrs. Hughes were reared in this community.
(Atlanta Constitution, 10-2-1901)
Cumming, Ga., May 28.(Special.)
Dr. T. L. Lipscomb, one of the most
prominent physicians in north Georgia, died at his
home near here today,
after lingering illness of more than
five months. He leaves a wife and
number of children, among them Dr.
Emery Lipscomb, a leading physician
of this place.
(Atlanta Constitution, 5-29-1912)
Cumming, Ga., October 21.(Special)
Hon. E. C. McAfee died this morning at
1 o'clock after an illness of several
months. He was 81 years old, and had
been a leading citizen of Cumming for
fifty years. He represented Forsyth county In the Georgia legislature for two
terms, and was for one term state senator from this the thirty-ninth district.
He leaves a wife and several children,
among them Mrs. Captain E. M. Roberts, Atlanta; Captain J. M. McAfee and
Mrs. Lockhart, Canton; Mrs. Dr. Knox,
Villa Rica; W. P. McAfee, Chicago; Mrs.
J. G. Puett and Mr. B. F. McAfee, Cumming.
(Atlanta Constitution, 10-22-1901)
CUMMING, Ga., March 31-[Special]-Joe Muckelreath, living five miles south of Cumming,
met with a horrible death while returning home from Suwanee with a load of guano. He
fell off his wagon, the wheels running over his body, crushing him to death. His
friends ran to him but he died just as they reached him. It was said he was full of
Suwanee liquor. He leaves a large family in needy circumstances.
(Atlanta Constitution, 4-1-1890)
Cumming, Ga., July 23-Mrs. Mary Owens died at her
home near here last Sunday, aged 85 years. She was
a member of the Salem Baptist church for 52 years.
Her husband preceded her to the grave by 46 years.
(Atlanta Constitution, 7-24-1906)
John Pruitt, 60 years of age, a farmer of Forsyth county, died suddenly last
night about 10-30 o'clock In a mam at
the corner of Decatur and Courtland
streets. His death is supposed to have
been due to heart failure, induced by
excessive use of intoxicants.
Pruitt, in company with his son and
two friends, came to the city from his
home yesterday in a wagon. It is stated
that during the ride he drank freely of
Jamaica ginger, and that on arrival in the
city began drinking whisky.
It is said that he had been suffering
with heart disease, and that his physicians had warned him to beware of whisky.
Last night he went to the room, accompanied by his friends. He sat down
on the side of the bed and a few minutes
later his head dropped over on his breast
as if he had collapsed. He was immediately lain back on the bed and h u r r i ed
efforts were made to revive him, but with
no effect. The aged man was practically
dead before he was laid on the bed.
Coroner J. R. Stamps was notified, but
after an investigation decided not to hold
an inquest. The body will be sent back
to Forsyth county this morning for Interment.
Pruitt resided about a miles
Cumming, Ga., October 21-(Special.)-Balus J. Sanders, sheriff of Forsyth county, died at
his home in Cumming at 10 o'clock last night of typhoid fever. Mrs. Sanders was a
popular officer, and his death has caused universal sorrow here.
(Atlanta Constitution, 10-8-1903)
Cumming. Ga., January 8. (Special.)
Dr. Ansel Strickland, a noted physician
and leading citizen of Cumming for
thirty years, died at his home here
Wednesday morning and was buried
at the Cumming cemetery on Thursday at i o'clock.
(Atlanta Constitution, 1-9-1914)
Cumming, Ga., August 22(Special.)
Hon. Pomp Strickland, for many years
a citizen of Dawson county, and once
state senator from that county, but for
three years a citizen of Cumming, died
at his home here last evening at the
age of 68 years. He leaves four daughters, Mrs Parks, of Greenville, S C ,
Mrs. Durham, of Dahlonega, Mrs Hays
and Miss Kate Strickland, of this
place, besides a number of other relatives.
(Atlanta Constitution, 8-23-1915)
Lafayette Williams, of Cumming, died on the 18th.
(Atlanta Constitution, 3-30-1876)
Cumming, Ga., December19.(Special.)Clutching the trunk of a tree,
Rev. Furman T. Williams battled
against the icy current of flooded Big
creek last night for two hours, while
spectators, summoned by his cries for
help, stood on the bank unable to render
aid. Finally his grasp loosened and he
was swept down stream, not to be seen
again until his body was recovered this
Mr. Williams was pastor of Baptist
churches at Alpharetta and Roswell and
lived at Cumming. He left here Saturday afternoon to fill the pulpit at Alpharetta Sunday. In crossing Big creek,
on the line of Forsyth and Milton counties, his buggy went down and he was
thrown into the cold stream, which was
very high from Friday's rains.
After struggling with the current for
time he finally caught hold of the
body of a small tree, and, in water 10
feet deep, his head just above the
waves, he swung therefor two hours.
Help was summoned, but it was in
a sparsely settled community and only
two or three men and boys reached
the scene early, to find the water so
high they could do nothing to rescue
the man. Mr. Williams begged them
to come to him and save him. but no
boat or other means of reaching him
were at hand and the frantic men had
to stand for more than an hour, and
finally see the man drown.
News of his terrible plight reached
Cumming late, but a score or more people rushed to the scene, 10 miles distant, in automobiles, but when they
arrived Mr. Williams had, from cold
and sheer exhaustion, been forced to
loose his hold on the tree and go down
to his death.
Searching parties worked all night,
but it was 8 o'clock this morning before his body was recovered.
Mr. Williams was about 22 (32?) years
old and was a very popular young minister, with a bright future. He leaves a wife and one child, together
with a number of relatives. Burial will take place here tomorrow.
(Atlanta Constitution, 12-20-1915)
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