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TURNER COUNTY, GEORGIA
Killed in Runaway
John Smith, A Planter Died Shortly After Being Picked Up In Road
ASHBURN, Ga., May 6 John Smith. a prominent planter of Turner County died at 2 o'clock this afternoon from injuries received earlier In the day when his mule ran away near Sycamore. The line broke, and Mr. Smith was unable to control the animal. He was thrown from the wagon and fatally Injured. He was carried to Sycamore and medical aid was summoned.
Date: 1911-05-07; Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph
Ashburn, July 8 - Hon. C. L. Royal a prominent citizen and larger planter of this county died at his home in Sycamore Saturday night about 11 o'clock after an illness of only three days, of paralysis. He was stricken Wednesday afternoon while holding an election.
Mr. Royal was prominent in county politics, having been elected the first Clerk of the Superior Court of Turner County when the county was created, which position he held for two years.
At the time of his death Mr. Royal was 64 years old. He raised a large family, and besides his wife survived by nine children. They are Mrs. B.E. Smith, Mrs. B.H. Cockrell, Mrs. H.N. Porcher, C.F. Royal, C.L. Royal, Jr. Mrs. T.L. Womack, Mrs. Will Searcy, D.C. Royal and Mrs. A.B. Freeman. The funeral arrangements have not been made.
Date: 1917-07-09; Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph
TURNER COUNTY MAN IS BURIED WITH HONORS
ASHBURN. Ga„ May 8.—The remains of John Smith, a prominent Turner County planter, who met his
death in a runaway Saturday, were laid to rest with Masonic .honors in the Clements burying ground late Sunday
afternoon. Representatives from Irwinville, Rebecca, Tifton and Ashburn Masonic lodges took part in the burial.
Date: 1911-05-09; Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph
J. S. BETTS
ASHBURN, April 28.—In the death of J. S. Betts, Ashburn and this section have lost one of the best known citizens of south Georgia. Mr. Betts died at his home here. He was a pioneer settler of Turner county and founded Ashburn, which he was mayor for 23 years.
He was prominent in business circles and for many years was the leading lumber manufacturer and financier in this part of the State. He took an active interest in church work and served as the chairman of the board of stewards of the Methodist church from the time the church was organized until his death.
The deceased was noted for his philanthropy. No worthy cause was ever denied his support. Much of his wealth went to the help of the needy. Besides his wife he is survived by a son, George Betts, of Quitman; a niece and foster-daughter, Mrs, Anne O. Ketchum; a nephew, Ralph Ketchum. Several brothers also survive.
Date: 1918-04-29; Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph
Sycamore, Nov 30 Hoyt Morgan one of Turner county's most prominent farmers, died at his home near Sycamore last night. He was thirty years of age and leaves a young wife and one small child, besides a mother and father, five brothers and three sisters. The cause of his death wan pneumonia, following an attack of influenza.
Date: 1918-12-02; Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph
Former Representative From Turner County Dies in Buggy
REBECCA, Sept, 6.—J. H. Gilmore, former Representative from Turner county, widely known throughout Georgia in banking, political and social circles, was found dead this morning sitting upright in a buggy, in which he was riding, while passing through Rebecca on the way to one of his farms. Mr. Gilmore is survived by his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Alfred Collins and Mrs. J. S. Eason, of Ty Ty: five children. Mrs, P. C. Everett, of Vienna: Miss Lillian Gilmore, of Rebecca; Mrs. Grant Roberts, of Alma; R. C, Gilmore, of Rebecca, and W. S. Gilmore, of Ashburn.
Date: 1920-09-07; Paper: Macon Telegraph
MRS. JULIA PARTON.
SYCAMORE. Ga., Dec. 17.—Mrs. Julia Barton died at her country home near Sycamore yesterday afternoon. Mrs, Barton was 75 years of age and had been a resident of Turner county for about 25 years moving here from Macon county. She is survived by one son, John Barton and numerous other near relatives. Her remains were laid to rest In Pleasant Hill cemetery this afternoon.
Date: 1921-12-18; Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph
JUDGE W. A. GREER IS DEAD
Served as First Ordinary of Turner County End Sudden
ASHBURN, Ga. Dec, 9.—Judge W A Greer died here this afternoon. His death came as quite a shock to the community as he was attending to business this morning and appeared to be in his usual health. Judge Greer, one of the pioneer citizens of this section was Instrumental in the creation of Turner county and was elected its first ordinary and later chairman of board of commissioners. Judge Greer was a man of great body and brain, of untiring energy and always ready to assist any movement for the upbuilding of this section. Although a man
of great wealth, he was noted for his generosity. He leaves a wife and daughter, Mrs. R.M. Monroe, of this city.
Date: 1921-12-10; Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph
A. P. HAMAN.
CORDELE Ga. July 14 — News reached Cordele late yesterday of the death of A. J. Haman, aged 75 year, widely known planter and stockman of Amboy, Turner county. He headed one of the pioneer families of this section of the State and began the accumulation of land when the pine forests were untouched. His holding at the time of his death include. some of the choice tracts of this section and he was known as a man who had started many boys on the road to success as farmers. His widow, four sons and six daughters survive him, The funeral will take place tomorrow and will be buried in Hopewell cemetery.
Date: 1922-07-15; Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph
Mr. William Hogans.
Rebecca Ga., Feb 5 Mr. William Higan better known as Uncle Billie Hogan, aged 89 year, died yesterday afternoon, near this place. He has been a resident of this county for forty years. And was the oldest man in the county. He served both in the Cherokee "and civil war". No person living in this county but knew uncle "Billie." He is survived by nineteen children, and over one hundred and twenty grand and great-grandchildren. Though feeble he was a regular attendant on divine services.
Date: 1904-02-06; Paper: Macon Telegraph