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Laura Eliza Candler

Female 1864 - 1880  (16 years)


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  • Name Laura Eliza Candler 
    Born 4 Feb 1864  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Oct 1880  Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Atlanta Weekly Constitution
      26 Oct 1880

      Decatur,October 18- Our town was yesterday stirred to its profoundest depths of sympathy by the sad news that the death angel had entered the house of our beloved and honored countryman, Hon. M. A. Candler, and taken away one of the brightest jewels that clustered around his fireside. Some three months ago his oldest daughter who was just budding into lovely womanhood came home from school at Athens, Ga, to spend a short vacation. A few days after her arrival she was taken sick and since confined to her bed, until Saturday night when she passed away to enter into that joy which is unspeakable and full of glory. Her sufferings were long and excruciating, but she bore them with calmness and fortitude. Miss Laura was known for her amiability of character and generous impulses. All were attracted to her by her gentleness and love, and friends and relatives mourn her loss- a loss to them irreparable. Her funeral was preached at the Presbyterian church this evening at 3 o'clock by Rev D. Fraser. The church was crowded, and all were deeply impressed with the scene, and as the organ's solemn notes announced the commencement of the funeral services, strong men wept and sympathizing bosoms heaved. The beautiful flowers blended with sombre garniture arranged by the Sabbath school scholars about the pulpit added greatly to the sad and spectacle, and when the pastor unusually moved himself, began to speak, with bowed heads and chastened hearts, universal sympathy and sorrow reigned. After the services were closed the remains were taken to Decatur cemetery and reverently and tenderly deposited in the 'narrow house of clay'.
    Buried Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20938  Dickinson
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2018 

    Father Milton Anthony Candler,   b. 11 Jan 1837, Campbellton, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1909, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
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    Mother Eliza Caroline Murphey,   b. 22 Oct 1839, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1917, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 9 Jun 1857 
    Family ID F6529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Oct 1880 - Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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