BAKER, Madaline 1892-1897
Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 5/3/2014 at 00:26:28
[Waterloo Daily Courier, Tuesday, February 16, 1897, Waterloo, Iowa]
Died, Feb. 16th, at six o'clock in the morning, Madaline, only child of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Baker, aged 5 years and 14 days.
Nearly a year ago she was stricken with that terrible malady, paralysis, which effected her whole left side. Since that time it has been doing its insidious work upon the little system. About six weeks ago she was completely prostrated, and they discovered it was working to the brain, and terminated in her death this morning. Everything has been done for her that medical skill and loving hands could do, but to no avail. Her sufferings were intense, but she bore them with fortitude and courage unequalled by older persons.
When suffering intensely she would say, "Oh mamma! my poor head! Why is my sickness this way?" She talked about being with the "precious angels" and said she was not going to get well.
Madaline was an unusually bright and attractive child, and won the love and admiration of all who came in conact with her. Her short, happy life is ended, so crowded with beauty and brightness. We cannot see why it should have been so brief, but, "We shall know hereafter" are our Saviour's words. "In my Father's house are many mansions."
We feel assured that while the grief stricken parents are weeping over the remains of their only and idolized darling, her spirit is basking in the fruition of God's love.
The remains will be taken to Nashua for interment, where funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 18th. Prayer at 9 o'clock at their residence 520 Lafayette Street.
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