Sunday, August 13, 2017

Obituary of George W. Hamilton, III - 1914, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia

Obituary of George W. Hamilton, III 

Subject: Obituary of George W. Hamilton, 3rd
Database/Library: GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online)
Publication: The Dalton Citizen (indexed as North Georgia Citizen)
Publication Date: 19 Feb. 1914
Page: 1
Title of Article: "Young Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hamilton Dead"
Subtitle: "Bright Little Fellow Was Victim of Diptheria."

Name of Deceased: George W. Hamilton, the Third
Age: 5
Date of Death (not stated): "Sunday morning" [est. 15 Feb. 1914]
Place of Death (not stated): "home" [est. Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia]
Cause of Death: Diphtheria (following a visit to Atlanta)
Date of Funeral (not stated): "Monday" "at the home" [est. 16 Feb. 1914, Whitfield, Georgia]
Officiator: Rev. F. K. Sims

Date of Burial (not stated, same day as funeral): [est. 16 Feb. 1914]
Place of Burial: West Hill cemetery [Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia]

Year of Birth (estimated): 1909
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hamilton

Full Citation:
"Young Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hamilton Dead," in |North Georgia Citizen| [The Dalton Citizen, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia], Thurs., 19 Feb. 1914, pg. 1 (via GALILEO). (accessed 13 Aug 2017).

Census Source for Child:
United States Census, 1910, Dalton Ward 3, Whitfield, Georgia: George W Hamilton 3rd, aged 1, single male, son of George W Hamilton Jr. Birth: 1909, Georgia.

Citation: "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 August 2017), George W Hamilton 3rd in household of George W Hamilton Jr., Dalton Ward 3, Whitfield, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 159, sheet 3B, family 67, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 220; FHL microfilm 1,374,233.

Find A Grave63784795; George W Hamilton. Birth: 24 Aug 1908. Death: 15 Feb 1914. Burial: 1914, West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia, USA.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Obituary of Synthia (Bailey) Plemons, or Mrs. W. A. Plemons, 1917, Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia

Obituary of Synthia (Bailey) Plemons, also known as Mrs. W. A. Plemons

Database/Library: GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online)
Publication: The Dalton Citizen [indexed as North Georgia Citizen]
Place of Publication: Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia
Date of Publication: 5 April 1917
Page: 2
Title of Article: “In Memory of Mrs. W. A. Plemons”

Maiden Name of Deceased: Synthia Bailey
Married Name of Deceased: Mrs. W. A. Plemons

Age at Death: (estimate) 66
Date of Death: 13 January 1917
Place of Death: Seville, Wilcox County, Georgia, United States

(Place of death concluded; deceased had been visiting daughter, Mrs. Hattie Mitchell, in Wilcox County, Georgia, and died during that visit.)

Year of Birth: 1851
Place of Birth: Gilmer County, Georgia, United States

Permanent Residence in 1917 (concluded from facts stated in obit.): near Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia; was living with daughter, Mrs. J. H. Spears, of “near Dalton.”

Religious Affiliation and Denomination: Christian, Baptist (since age 16, est. 1867)

Favorite Scripture: Matthew 11:28


Mr. W. A. Spears, husband (probably of near Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia—place not stated)

Mrs. Hattie Mitchell, of Seville (Wilcox), Georgia
Lee Plemons, son, of Chattanooga
Mrs. J. H. Spears, of near Dalton, (Whitfield), Georgia


Full Citation: In Memory of Mrs. W. A. Plemons, The Dalton Citizen [North Georgia Citizen, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia], 5 April 1917, pg. 2  (via GALILEO). (accessed 09 Aug. 2017).


Biographical information from other sources:

S. C. Bailey married W. A. Plemons, 13 Nov. 1869, Gilmer Co., Georgia.

[Source Citation]: "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 December 2016), W. A. Plemons and S. C. Bailey, 13 Nov 1869; citing Marriage, Gilmer, Georgia, United States, county courthouses, Georgia; FHL microfilm 219,505.

US Census, 1870, District 1013, Murray, Georgia: William Plemons, aged 19, and Cynthia Plemons, aged 20, listed in the household of John Plemons (aged 48), Militia District 1013, Murray Co., Georgia. (Relationships of household members are not stated in 1870 census, but William and Cynthia are marked as married within year, Nov.)

US Census, 1880, McDonald, Murray, Georgia: William Plemmans, aged 29, head of household, born in Ga., with wife, Scintha, aged 30; and three children: Robert L, Mary J, and Harriet E Plemmans, all born in Ga.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Obituary Extract: Nola Marie (Headrick) Shields, 2011

Obituary Extract for Marie N. (Headrick) Shields,
from Obituary Posted on Find A Grave

Name: (Mrs.) Marie N. Shields
Age 89
Address (late): Shields Drive, Blairsville [Union County, Georgia]
Death: Thurs., 10 March 2011
Birth: 25 February 1922, Cisco [Murray County], Georgia

Parents: Ottis Headrick, dec'd. and Jesse (Rymer) Headrick, dec'd.

Husband (deceased, 1995): Carl Shields

Sister (deceased): Mildred Fountain

Four brothers (deceased): Tommy, Colvard, Dickie, and Eugene Headrick

Grandson (deceased): Jeffrey Shields

Member: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

Avocation: Cooking; Gardening 

Find A Grave Memorial no. 66858593:
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Union County, Georgia, United States.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Obituary Extract: James Edward Johnson, former editor of Murray News, Murray County, Georgia

Obituary: Library/Database: GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online (GALILEO) Publication: The Dalton Citizen (indexed as North Georgia Citizen) Place of Publication: Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia Date of Publication: Thurs., 25 July 1918 Page 4, Column 1 (top of page) Title of Article: "Mr. Ed Johnson Died at Chatsworth Home" Name of Deceased: Mr. J. Ed. Johnson Gender (concluded, "Mr."): Male Death as stated: Tuesday morning, preceding Thurs., 25 July 1918 Death (estimate): 23 July 1918 Location of Death: Chatsworth [Murray, Georgia] Residence: Chatsworth [Murray, Georgia] Previous Residence: "this city" [Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia, place of publication] Former Occupation/Employment: Proprietor, Commercial Hotel, Dalton [Whitfield, Georgia] Former Occupation/Employment: Editor, Murray News, publ. at Spring Place [Murray, Georgia]

Extract by D.K. Pritchett, 06 June 2017. Source for obituary: "Mr. Ed Johnson Died at Chatsworth Home" (obituary), in |North Georgia Citizen| (Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia), 25 July 1918, pg. 4 (via GALILEO). (accessed 6 June 2017).

Note: I also published this extract as a source on FamilySearch, under this individual:

James Edward Johnson, born 23 Nov. 1870, Murray, Georgia; died 18 July 1918, Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia. Current PID: LV6V-YNR (as of 06 June 2017).

Friday, May 26, 2017

Letter from Bruce Neal to Elias A. Murray, of Oklahoma (1939)

Winfield Scott Murray married (1) Caroline. Her last name is not known. She may be related to the Wrights, by evidence of an older woman by that surname, who lived in the Murray household in 1850, in Union County, Georgia. Winfield appears in census under the given names of Winfield S., W.S., and Scott. The surname is spelled various ways: Murray, Murry, and Mury. Winfield's second wife was Nancy C. Petty, daughter of Elijah Petty. They married on 1 July 1866, in Blairsville, Union County, Georgia, and are found in the 1870 census in Fannin County. Winfield S. Murray died in 1877 and is buried at Sugar Hill Cemetery, in Fannin County, Georgia.

Nancy (Petty) Murray and her grown children moved to Murray County, Georgia. Later, they left Georgia, probably between 1908 and 1910, and moved to Oklahoma. Nancy died in Fletcher, Comanche County, Oklahoma, in 1917, and is buried at Highland Cemetery in Lawton, of that same county. 

When Elias got older, he began to worry about the unmarked graves back in Georgia, of his father and two little sisters, Georgia and Dovie Murray. He ordered some stones for the graves. Dallas Woody (son of Nancy's half-sister, Lydia), showed Neal where to find W. S. Murray's grave. Elias Murray had sent a plat showing the other two graves in relation to his father's grave. Willie Lee Pritchett, grandson of W. S. and Nancy (Petty) Murray, helped put up the stones. He wrote a letter to his uncle Elias, and enclosed it in Mr. Neal's letter. Below is the correspondence, sent to me by Lavita Murray, of Oklahoma.

Above: Bruce Neal Letter to E. A. Murray

Above: Letter from W. L. Pritchett to Elias A. Murray
and Envelope, with Neal Monument Co. Return Address