The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga,
December 23, 1882
Polk County Superior Court--Founder of the Cherokee Furnace Dead
Special to the Constitution
Cedartown, December 20--The adjourned term of the superior court of this
county is being held here this week, Judge Branham presiding. Mr. John
Thompson, who has been sick for more than twelve months, founder of the
Cherokee furnace, died here this morning of liver disease. Mr. Thompson was
nearly seventy years of age, and was originally from Ohio. He devoted his
lifetime to the pig iron business, and had earned the reputation of being
one of the best furnace manager in the south. (The Atlanta Constitution,
Atlanta, Ga., December 23, 1882)
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