A Fatal Accident
While attempting to board a moving train last Thursday near Mauk, Shine Anderson, a Negro brakeman, lost his hold and fell under the wheels. Both limbs were mangled. He was brought at once to Talbotton where his wounds were dressed with the best surgical skill, but from loss of blood he was too weak to survive the shock and died soon after.
His remains were carried to Oglethorpe.
Source: The Talbotton New Era, April 8, 1909, Page 6
Mrs. Susie Robinson Askew was born in Macon County Sept. 27, 1845. From the time of her marriage to Mr. J.M. Askew in 1869, until her death October 8, 1910, she was a resident of this county for forty-two years; she faithfully served her Master as a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Bluff Springs, Chattahoochee County. She not only professed religion, but her daily life was a beautiful example of the true Christian. Even in the darkest hours of her affliction her faith never wavered. Appendicitis was the cause of her death. A few weeks after the first attack, she seemed greatly improved, and hopes were entertained for her recovery, but a second attack October 6th found her too weak to stand it, and death followed two days later. She always gave good advice to her children. Even on her deathbed, she seemed to have some special message for them, but they could not understand her.
Her neighborliness and kindly sympathy are greatly missed in her community. The vacancy that will always be in the home, only the aged husband and heartbroken daughters can understand.
Source: The Butler Herald April 18, 1911, Page 2
Mrs. Wash Baker, nee Miss Dora McKenzie, died at the Montezuma hotel at 1 o’clock. She was an estimable lady. She was a bride of only ten months ago.
Source: The Marion County Patriot, No. 47, Friday, November 19, 1886, Page One, Macon County Record
Neighboring County Items - Montezuma Record
The many friends of Mrs. E.S. Baldwin will be grieved to learn of her death which occurred last Friday. A number of Oglethorpe people accompanied the remains to Marshallville, where the interment took place on Saturday afternoon. Besides her husband, Major E.S. Baldwin, she leaves four daughters and two sons, Mrs. Carlton, of Plant City, Fla., Mrs. Chipley, of Bremen, Ga., Mrs. M.L. Shealy and Mrs. W.H. Gaines, both of Oglethorpe, C.T. and C.E. Baldwin, also of Oglethorpe.
Source: The Butler Herald, June 20, 1911, Page 4
Reynolds, Ga. Sept. 18, 1911
The many friends of Mr. William Blackmon were made sad when they learned of his death which occurred last Monday. Mr. Blackmon was one of the most highly respected citizens of Macon County and will be greatly missed for being one of its oldest citizens. He was a man of honor and integrity and commanded the respect of all. A large host of friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family.
Source: The Butler Herald, September 19, 1911, Page 2
Mr. Madison Bledsoe, an old citizen of this county, died last night at his home in the western part of the county.
Source: The Marion County Patriot, No. 42, Friday, October 15, 1886, Page One, Macon County Record
Little Girl Gone To Rest
Oglethorpe was shocked Tuesday to learn of the death of little Agnes Brooks, the 7 year old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. B.B. Brooks of Montezuma, whose death occurred at Guyton, Ga., where she was visiting. Little Agnes was well known and a great favorite here, where she came often on visits to relatives. She was an exceedingly bright and lovable child and won the hearts of all who knew her. A large number from here attended the interment at the Montezuma cemetery Tuesday evening despite the inclemency of the weather. – Macon County Citizen
Source: The Butler Herald, July 25, 1911, Page 3