30 November 2010

Henry Cheves Suffered from Catarrh (Tombstone Tuesday)

Henry Cheves was born about 1830 in Georgia. On Christmas day in 1850, he married Martha E. Brown in Monroe County, Georgia. The couple went on to have at least ten children, a few of which are also buried in Rose Hill Cemetery. During the Civil War, Henry was affiliated with Company E of the 57th Georgia Infantry.  Afterwards, Henry engaged in the occupation of carpentry and resided in Macon.

I found an interesting newspaper advertisement in which Henry gives his endorsement to a medicine taken for the treatment of catarrh. This is a disorder that causes inflammation of the mucous membranes. It can result in a thick exudate of mucus and white blood cells caused by the swelling of the mucous membranes in the head in response to an infection, usually seen in the nose and throat. It is a symptom usually associated with the common cold and chesty coughs, but can also be found in patients with infections of the adenoids, middle ear, sinus or tonsils. [Source: Wikipedia.org]


Forty Years a Sufferer from CATARRH.

Wonderful to Relate!

"For FORTY YEARS I have been a victim to CATARRH -- three-fourths of the time a sufferer from EXCRUCIATING PAINS ACROSS MY FOREHEAD and MY NOSTRILS. The discharges were so offensive that I hesitate to mention it, except for the good it may do some other sufferer. I have spent a young fortune from my hard earnings during my forty years of suffering to obtain relief from the doctors. I have tried patent medicines -- every one I could learn of -- from the four corners of the earth, with no relief. And AT LAST (57 years of age) have met with a remedy that has cured me entirely -- made me a new man, weighed 128 pounds and now weigh 146. I used thirteen bottles of the medicine, and the only regret I have is that being in the humble walks of life, I may not have influence to prevail on all catarrh sufferers to use what has cured me -- GUINN'S PIONEER BLOOD RENEWER.
No. 267 Second St., Macon, Ga."

[Note: an obituary and funeral notice for Mr. Henry Cheves is posted here.]

1 comment:

  1. I notice the endorsement of Henry by W. A. Huff, the "Ex-Mayor of Macon." For someone "in the humble walks of life," Henry seems to have earned some respect. I wonder how, in those days, the Macon Medicine Company was able to get endorsements from both of these men.


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