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 William Harrell Felton

William Harrell Felton

Birth
Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA
Death 24 Sep 1909 (aged 86)
Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, USA
Burial Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, USA
Plot SECTION 13 LOT 2 SPACE C
Memorial ID 9301 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He graduated from the University of Georgia, in 1843, from the Medical College of Georgia, in 1844, then; practiced medicine, taught school and also in agricultural pursuits. Entering politics, he was a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives in 1851 and was ordained as a Methodist Minister in 1857. During the Civil War, he served as a surgeon in the Confederate Army. After the war, he resumed as a minister and in agricultural pursuits. In 1875, he was elected as an Independent Democrat to the Forty-fourth, Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses, serving until 1891. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he served in the Georgia State House of Representatives, (1884-90) and a trustee for the University of Georgia, (1886-92).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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A Heroic Soul Ever Enlisted In The Cause Of Right.
Endowed with a magnificent mind - matchless Eloquence and the commanding forces which acknowledged integrity and later courage ( ? ) gave to his country effective patriotic and unsullied service in state and national ( ? )
Untarnished tender care and affection on his beloved home; while the more than fifty years of best efforts of this superb intellect and noble heart were devoted to the continuous (?)
gratuitous and consecrated work.
Minister Of The Gospel.
R.A.F.


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  • Added: 17 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9301
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Harrell Felton (19 Jun 1823–24 Sep 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9301, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .