Samantha Jane Holland Grant
October 4, 1914
Death comes suddenly to Mrs. W. D. Grant
After an illness of only a few hours one of this city’s beloved mothers passed away Sunday
Sunday morning about 11 o’clock Mrs. Samantha Jane Grant, wife of Mr. W. D. Grant, was stricken with an attack of acute indigestion and for several hours it seemed that death was inevitable but she rallied and it was thought her condition was much better, but a second attack came and in a few minutes she had passed away, death occurring at 6:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, October 4th. Mrs. Grant was born at Belton, Anderson county, S.C., May 12th, 1842, being at the time of her death in her 73rd year. She was a daughter of John and Elizabeth Holland. She married to Mr. Grant on Dec. 28, 1860, coming to Clarkesville as a bride, where she resided until her death. Mrs. Grant was the mother of 12 children, ten of whom survive her. They are: A. P. Grant, Seneca, S.C.; T. L. Grant, Atlanta; J. S. Grant, Bostwick; J. W. Grant, Welleston, OK; Capt. J. H. Grant, Oklahoma City, OK.; J. R. Grant, Hazelhurst, N. W. Grant, lieutenant commander of the U.S.S. Delaware, stationed at Vera Cruz, Mexico; Mrs. Max Holtz, Atlanta; Mrs. J. C. Hood, Nacoochee; Mrs. H. K. Wood, Clarkesville.
All came for the funeral but two sons, N. W. Grant, who could [sic] reach here in time and Capt. Grant, who is sick at his home.
Mrs. Hubert Nelson, a granddaughter, of Florence, SC, and other grand and great grandchildren attended the funeral. There are 65 lineal descendents, seven of whom are great-grandchildren, that survive her, besides her husband, who is 77 years of age.
She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church being a consecrated member of her church. She was a woman beloved by all who knew her. Hers was a life of service and usefulness to those near and dear to her, and truly it can be said of her that a “Mother in Israel” has passed away.
Mrs. Grant was very fond of flowers, especially the old time ones, and her casket was laden with many of her favorite flowers, the offering being many from her large circle of friends.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the residence and the interment will be in the old cemetery in this city, Rev. J. W. Kytle, of this city officiating.
Obituary • “The Constitution” • Atlanta, GA • October 6, 1914 • Mrs. W.D. Grant dies at Clarkesville home
Clarkesville, Ga., October 5 – (Special) – Mrs. W. D. Grant, one of Clarkesville’s oldest and most respected residents, died after a 24-hour illness of cholera morbus, at 6:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon.
Funeral arrangements will not be announced until a message is received from one of her sons, N. W. Grant, lieutenant commander of the U.S.S. Delaware, stationed at Vera Cruz. Mrs. Grant had reached the age of 72. She was the mother of 12 children, 10 of whom survive her, as follows: J. W. Grant, Seneca, S.C.; T. L. Grant, Atlanta; J. H. Grant, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. H. K. Wood, Clarkesville; Mrs. J. C. Hood, Nacoochee; James R. Grant, Hazelhurst; N. W. Grant, in the government service; J. S. Grant, Bostwick; Mrs. Max Holtz, Atlanta, and C. E. Grant, Montana. Mrs. Grant is also survived by her husband, who is himself 77 years of age.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant have been residents of Clarkesville since 1861.
Capt. Noel Willis Grant
Sept. 19, 1935
Funeral services for Capt. Noel Grant held Saturday
Funeral services were held at four o’clock Saturday afternoon, Sept. 14, for Captain Noel W. Grant, prominent retired United States Naval officer, a former resident of Clarkesville, who died Friday morning at the Mountain View hotel, where he had come several days previously, with his wife from their home near Clayton.
In accord with his wishes the service was simple and lacking in ostentation, being conducted by Rev. J. B. Smith, pastor of the Methodist church and attended by a large gathering of sympathetic friends and relatives of the deceased.
The casket, draped with an American flag in recognition of his service in the navy, was borne by a group of life-long friends to its resting place beside his parents in the old cemetery at Clarkesville.
Church and Son, funeral directors were in charge of arrangements.
Capt. Grant was born in Clarkesville in 1878, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William D. Grant, well-known residents of this community.
He spent his boyhood and received his education at Clarkesville and later attended North Georgia College at Dahlonega, being an honor student of the latter institution. He represented Dahlonega in a state-wide oratorical contest in 1902, winning first place over a number of other contestants from leading Georgia colleges and universities. After his graduation from Dahlonega he received his commission in the U.S. Navy, in which service he remained for 31 years.
During his service he was stationed on several of the lage [sic] vessels of the U.S. Navy, and was assigned to Naval Stations both on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. He was stationed at Charleston, SC, when he retired from the service in 1934 to his home near Clayton.
He and Mrs. Grant spent several months here last spring, and have many friends who learn with genuine regret of his passing.
He was a Mason and a member of the Methodist church. Capt. Grant is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose Grant; by one sister, Mrs. J. C. Hood, of Cornelia; by one brother, Mr. Asa Grant, of Seneca, SC; and by a number of nieces and nephews.
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