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George Francis Bliss

BLISS SPERLING

Posted By: Marlene Skalberg (email)
Date: 9/26/2017 at 22:29:00

Many Corning Friends and relatives were grieved to learn that Baby George Francis Bliss had died Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from a sudden attack of pneumonia. The remains were brought to this city Thursday on No. 3 and taken to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Bliss at the Dormitory where the funeral was held at 3:30 conducted by Rev. J. W. Taylor. Interment was made beside the grandmother, Mrs. Fred Sperling in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Little George Francis was aged 1 year, 7 months, and 20 days. While never a strong and robust child it was thought by relatives that he had improved from his illness and was thought to be growing strong and healthy, when he contracted pneumonia. The parents have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement. The death occurred at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Raymond Bliss in Davenport.
Adams County Free Press, Wednesday, November 11, 1914 page 7
We last week mentioned the death of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George Raymond Bliss of Davenport. The body was brought to Corning and funeral services were held at the home of Mr. Bliss’ parents, G. E. Bliss and wife Thursday of last week. Fred Bliss, uncle of the deceased little one had written the following lines to the memory of George Francis.
Yet he is gone to the world of light
And we alone are lingering here;
His very memory is fair and bright,
And to our sad thoughts very dear.

It glows and glitters in my lonely breast
Like stars upon some lonely grove,
Or those faint beams in which the hill is dress
After the sun’s remove.

O holy hope and high Humility,
High as the heaven above,
These are your walks and you have shown them to us,
To kindle our cold love.

Death, beauteous death, the level of the just
Shining nowhere but in the dark-
What mysteries lie beyond thy dust
Could man outlook that mark.

And yet as angels in some bright dreams,
Call to the soul, when man doth sleep.
So some strange thoughts transcend our wanted themes,
And we into Glory peep.
Fred Bliss
Adams County Free Press, Wednesday, November 8, 1914, page 10


 

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