James Mansfield Dobbs
Relationship=2nd cousin 1 time removed of James Monroe Dobbs Jr.
Last Edited=26 Apr 2008
From a news story in the Cartersville paper, undated: "Death of James M. Dobbs. Well Known Cartersville Young Man Meets Tragic End in Atlanta James M. Dobbs was killed in Atlanta on the night of December 8, 1905, by the fast train on the Atlanta and West Point road. His remains were brought to Cartersville and interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Sunday, December 10. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. George W. Duvaland was attended by a large concourse of friends. Jim Dobbs was known and loved by everybody in Cartersville. He was 35 years old and had been born and reared in this city. He was for many years in charge of the Postal Telegraph office here and had the friendship of every man who knew him. Hed had only recently entered upon his duties as express messenger on the Southern Railway. He was preparing to go out on his run when he was suddenly run down and killed by the fast train on the West Point road. There is grief in many hearts over the death of the genial, kind-hearted,noble-spirited Jim Dobbs. He was in full flush of young manhood andapparently had the promise of many years of active usefulness. The end came like a flash and his work on earth was closed without a moment'swarning. He died in the discharge of duty and leaves to his credit many generous acts and noble deeds. He will be keenly missed and kindly remembered by hosts of loyal and loving friends."