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 John Reynolds Pittman

John Reynolds Pittman

Georgia, USA
Death 6 Jun 1917 (aged 2)
Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Burial Mableton, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 10351412 · View Source
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John Reynolds Pittman was the two-year-old son of John Richard and Bessie A (Queen)Pittman.

As a baby, you count the fingers and toes to make sure everything is okay. You watch as the budding personality begins to show forth. For him there is never ending wonderment as he discovers each new thing. You move heaven and earth to protect him from all harm. And when he climbs on your lap and cuddles with an ear-to-ear smile, your heart swells because you are his "Daddy" or "Mommie" ...there are just no words to describe the feeling. Children are truly a blessing from God.

The death of a young child, as any parent knows, is devastating, a place you cannot go unless you are forced to. The word "nightmare" doesn't begin to describe it. To these two young people, the unthinkable happened and they had to figure out how to deal with it. According to the WWI draft registration records, John was living in Cobb county and Bessie in Atlanta. The 1920 census lists Bessie living with her grandmother and sister in Atlanta and John living with his parents on the farm off the Douglasville-Atlanta Road in the Howell's District of Cobb county. By May of 1922--five years after his death--his father joined him, far too soon.

The following obituary appeared in the Atlanta area papers on Thursday, June 7, 1917.

PITTMAN--The friends and reltives of Mr. and Mrs. John Richard Pittman, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Pittman, of Austell, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. A. Queen, of Cedartown, Ga.; Mrs. S. M. Queen, and Mrs. T. M. Hooper, are invited to attend the funeral of John Reynolds Pittman, little son of Mr. and Mrs. John Richard Pittman, Friday morning, June 8, 1917, at 10 a. m., from the residence, 759 Gordon street, Rev. S. H. Hall officiating. Interment at Howell's cemetery. Gentlemen selected to act as pallbearers will meet at the chapel of H. M. Patterson & Son at 9:30 o'clock.

His paternal grandparents were Albert Singleton and Sarah Jane (Pope) Pittman. His maternal grandparents were Adolphus and Eula Bell (Hooper) Queen.
Mother: Bessie Abell Queen Pittman Melton
Find A Grave #97669308

Bio by: Sue Pittman McPeak

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Gravesite Details John Reynolds is the great-great-grandson of Isaac Howell (Isaac, Mary Ann (Howell) Pittman, Albert Singleton, John Richard)

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Reynolds Pittman (24 Apr 1915–6 Jun 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10351412, citing Howell Cemetery, Mableton, Cobb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Sue Pittman McPeak (contributor 47574044) .