Nellie G. Haines 1873-1902
Posted By: SGF (email)
Date: 3/28/2004 at 02:57:04
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The announcement on the morning of Aug. 21st that "Nellie G. Haines is dead" felt like a thunderbolt on the ears of her friends both far and near. But the answer to the question is is ... [remainder of paragraph illegible] ... Nellie Grace Haines was born in Postville April 1?, 1873 and many of her older friends who remember her father's accidental death in the fall of 1872, and the many trials and burdens, both physical and financial that fell upon the widowed mother and the children, and have also known best of her own frail health, , peculiar temptations and burdens, and because of her frailty and her inability to prosecute the work to which her ambition inspired her, those who knew her best, and knew her deep-seated christian principles and character, can only say "poor Nellie" and cast the mantle of charity over her last rash act, and believe that for that one error a merciful God will know that somehow she was irresponsible and will say "weary one, rest in this beautiful mansion prepared for you". A short and beautiful services was conducted at the home of her aunt, Mrs. S.B Finney, in Fayette, on Saturday morning and in the afternoon the funeral was held in the Congregational church at Postville, and all that was mortal was laid to rest in the family lot by her many Postville friends, assisted by a delegation from the Fayette Epworth League. Rest in peace.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to express our sincere thanks to the many friends for their sympathy and kindness, at this time of our unutterable sorrow and bereavement. Mrs. M.B. Haines and Family.
-source: Postville Review, Aug. 29, 1902
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