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Madison New Cemetery




He Died Saturday at His Home at Godfrey


On Saturday about noon at his home at Godfrey occurred the death of Charles M. Fitzpatrick, after an illness of a month or more. He had been seriously sick for two weeks, and his death was not altogether unexpected.


The remains were brought here Sunday morning on the Central train and carried to the new cemetery where interment took place after a short burial service by Rev. Thiot of Godfrey. The pallbearers were Messrs. W.J.Pierce, Jno Simmons, Jno, Schell, G.P. Rogers, Pierce Rogers, and Geo. T. Kilpatrick. A large crowd met the remains at the train and attended the burial services.


Charlie Fitzpatrick was one of our best known and best esteemed citizens, especially in this section of the county. The prime of his manhood, the strength and nobility of his character, his usefulness to his family to his community and to his section, and his prominence as a citizen, make his death a peculiarly sad and lamentable one. His taking away is a great loss to our county. Few men among us would be so greatly missed. He was kind and provident as a husband and father, honest and straightforward as a business man and patriotic and enterprising as a citizen.


He was born July 3, 1861, at the old Fitzpatrick place, near Godfrey, which he owned at the time of his death. His parents were Zeno and Mary Holland Fitzpatrick. Educated in the common schools of his time, he clerked in Madison for a number of years locating about ten years ago at Godfrey, where he has since been as member and manager of the firm of Fitzpatrick & Walton.


About eight years ago, he married Miss Kittie B. Reid, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Reid of Putnam County. To them were born two children, Calvin and Charles M. Fitzpartick, who with their mother, survive him.


The Augusta Chronicle of Monday contained the following account of Mr. Fitzpatrick's death.


"By the death of Hon. Charles M. Fitzpatrick, which occurred at his home in Godfrey Saturday, Morgan County is bereft of one of her best citizens, and Godfrey especially receives a staggering blow. One if the largest planters and merchants in his section, the ever-ready friend of the poor and afflicted, always a leader in all enterprises advantageous to the welfare of his community, aiding liberally the churches and schools around him, he is lamented by a host of friends and relations not only in this county, but also in the adjacent ones.


After a service of one term he retired in September last, from the board of county commissioners, which inaugurated the new court house, and his name is perpetuated in marble upon the corner-stone of that building.


For about two weeks Mr. Fitzpatrick has been confined to his bed, suffering agonies from cystitis; and, though he was attended by several of the best physicians of this city and also of Atlanta, the inevitable hour could be stayed no longer.


He is survived by his wife, who, before her marriage, was Miss Kittie Reid of Putnam county: two children and three brothers, Edward B., Zeno, and Clarence Fitzpatrick.


From: The Madisonian December 29, 1905

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