Charles James Fox Meriwether [TMSI #8]
Unknown newspaper (Clipping from Minor Meriwether book)
Date unknown (died September 27, 1890)
Death of Dr. C.J.F. Meriwether
Died at his residence, Swan Lake, Miss., on September 27, 1890, Dr. C.J.F. Meriwether, in the fifty-nineth year of his age.
Dr. Meriwether was an accomplished physician and skillful surgeon, with a mind strong and vigorous and studious habits, his general fund of information was extensive. He was a gallant Confederate soldier, fearless and brave. His hospitality was boundless – to his friends he was loving and true and to his enemies magnanimous and frank. His nature was of that sterling cast which rendered him bold and aggressive – always defending the rights and spurning the wrong, regardless of personal consequences. He was a kind and loving husband and father, a friend faithful and true. He was firm in his religious convictions and a member of the Presbyterian Church. The writer has known him for many years, both in war and peace, and loved him as a brother. He was warm-hearted and impulsive and sometimes hasty, but ever ready to retract a wrong; was faithful in all the responsibilities and duties of life. The death of such a man it truly a sad calamity. The ways of Providence are indeed mysterious. May the Lord protect and comfort his bereaved family and friends.