Monday, February 27, 2017

Obituary of Anna L. "Birdie" Quillian, The Dalton Citizen news (1914)

Obituary of Anna L. (Birdie) Quillian 

Extracted Details:

Library/Database: GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online)
Newspaper: North Georgia Citizen
Place of Publication: Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia
Date of Publication: Thurs., 24 September 1914
Page: 9. Column: 4
Title: "In Memoriam"
Author: "A Friend"
Mode: Searchable Database with Document Images
Name of Deceased: Anna L. Quillian
Maiden Surname: Quillian*
Nickname: Birdie*
Age of Deceased: (not stated; est. 49)
Date of Death: 9 September 1914
Cause of Death: (not stated)
Duration/Description of Illness: "protracted," "terrible suffering"
Date of Birth: 1 September 1865
Place of Birth: Dahlonega [Lumpkin], Georgia
Residence: Whitfield County, Georgia
Length of Stay: "nearly all of her life"
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Denomination/Church: Methodist
Ward (cared for): "little orphan, Ruth, from the Decatur Orphan's home"
Funeral Services: (date, location, not stated)
Minister/Officiators: Rev. J. T. Richardson; Rev. E. M. Stanton
Burial/Cemetery: Forest Hill**
Extract By: D. K. Pritchett, 27 Feb. 2017, from doc. image

Transcription Notes and Related Research (Other Sources):

*My first conclusion, because of the parentheses, was that "Birdie" (or Byrd) might be the maiden surname. However, a separate source (US Census, 1880) shows Anna L. Quillian, single, daughter of L W and Eliza Quillian. [Source]: US Census, 1880, Family Search database,, index and images, document image, East Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, Page 24, Sheet B, Dwelling 210, Family 215, Household of L W Quillian, Line 23: Anna L. Quillian, female, single, daughter. Birth: (est. 1866), Georgia. Occupation: Going to School. [Citation]: Georgia: Washington (cont'd: E.D. 127, sheet 23-end), Wayne, Webster, White, and Whitfield Counties (NARA Series T9, Roll 171).

**Not found on Find A Grave. See instead, Quillian Cemetery, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia: Birdie Quillian, Find A Grave Memorial no. 37617556. On Find A Grave, the location of the cemetery is described as being "off Dawnville Road a bit past Brooker Farm Road, Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA." The summary describes an obscure cemetery, "in the trees behind a house," which had fallen into neglect at one time.

[Source Citation]: "In Memoriam" [Obituary of Anna L. (Birdie) Quillian, North Georgia Citizen ["The Dalton Citizen," Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia], 24 Sep. 1914, pg. 9 (via GALILEO). (accessed 27 Feb. 2017). 

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