Unitarian Church of Atlanta – Meeting Minutes, Feb 17, 1907 (Resolution for Hartshorne)

Atlanta, Ga., February 17, 1907

We your committee who were appointed at a special called meeting of the Unitarian church of Atlanta to respectively report:

If having please an all-wise Providence to take from us by death our beloved brother Frank S. Hartshorne in the full vigor of his mature manhood.

Be it resolved: That we place upon the records of our church our high appreciation of his noble character.

But few months since he came among us as a stranger, having temporarily left his kindred in a distant state, to assume a position of great trust and responsibility in the city of his adoption.  He immediately attended worship with us and regularly thereafter was found in his place in our church.

While church services were suspended during the hot months of the past summer, he with like faithfulness took his place in the Sunday school. We at once came to know him as a friend and brother.

In church, in Sunday school and at our fireside gatherings, he was to us all the same lovable character, kindly gracious and friendly in every thought and deed.

In the business world he was a man of rectitude and honor who would not do unto others what he would not have others do unto him.

While we humbly bow to the will of God who has taken him from us, we sympathize deeply with the wife, son and daughter in these days of their affliction at his loss.

We direct the Clerk of this parish to a send copy of these resolutions to them and place same on the records of the church.

Hamilton Douglas
Mrs. H.A. Smith
Frank Lederle

Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 25 Folder: 06 Book: 01 Page: 308
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA