Addie & Sarah Cotton, died 1877
Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall
Date: 2/14/2012 at 10:12:43
Died. Of Diphtheria, at the residence of their parents near Postville, Nov. 4th, Addie, and on Nov. [date missing] Sarah, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Cotton, aged respectively, eleven and thirteen years.
~Postville Review, Saturday November 10, 1877
The following remarks on the deaths published last week [were] crowded out last week, but will be appropriate now:
Five days Addie endured untold suffering and welcomed the relief that came. Her faith was a childlike faith in Jesus as the shepherd of the lambs of the upper fold. With Sarah the disease had spent its force, and the death of her sister seemed too hard a shock for her reduced system to endure and death came suddenly when she was hoping as she said, to "soon be well to help her mother." Her unselfish nature led her to think more of other's comfort than of her own. A favorite with the whole family, her loss will be deeply felt.
~Postville Review, Saturday November 17, 1877
Mr. Wesley Cotton hands us the following correction of the death notices of his children. As we publlished them before there were inaccuracies:
In Post township, Nov. 4th, 1877, Adalaide May, aged 10 years 11 months and 17 days.
Nov. 7th, 1877, Sarah Amelia, aged 12 years, 9 months and 18 days.
Nov. 14, 1877, Wesley Ottman, aged 9 years, 1 month and 7 days.
All children of Wesley and Marietta Cotton.
~Postville Review, Saturday December 1, 1877
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