Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Former Slave Is Dead

The Marietta Times, October 6, 1917

John Holloway, 80, a widely known colored resident of Marietta, was found dead in his hut beyond the Marietta Paint & Color Co.'s factory in Norwood, Saturday morning.  Coroner Green was called and upon investigation pronounced death due to troubles incident to old age.

The deceased was a familiar character about Marietta.  He was for years engaged in hauling garbage and rubbish for residents in the city, and was known as "Boss."  He was a former slave and had spent a great part of his life here.  He lived alone.

The remains were taken in charge by undertakers Doudna & McClure.  No arrangements have as yet been made for the funeral and burial.

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