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O'Farrell, Freddie died 1872


Posted By: Audrey Haught, volunteer
Date: 4/11/2016 at 13:25:51

Died on the 7th, inst. of the prevailing disease, Freddie, only son of Frank and Lizzie O’Farrell, of Ashland, Ky., and grandson of Mrs. Timothy Davis, of this place.

Freddie was a child of more than ordinary promise; bright, intelligent, studious, obedient, sweet tempered and dearly loved, not only by is own home circle, buy by his child companions and all others, old and young, who knew him.. His love of truth was often remarked by his friends, and his behavior towards older persons was always respectful and kind. As soon as he could speak, he was taught by his fond mother to say his little prayer and he never neglected it. To see that little on kneeling by his bedside, with perfect trust and innocence stamped upon his countenance, and hear him asking God to bless all his dear friends, naming each one of them was a scene, angels might rejoice to look upon, and the expel worth of imitation of older ones. But he is gone. The summons came, and after a few hours of the most intense suffering, borne with great patience, little Freddie passed away. “Tis but another earth born blower transplanted to the gardens of God. We shall listen in vain for the patter of his coming feet and the cherry tones of his loving voice. No more shall we feel the clasp of his darling arms around our neck, or the gentle goodnight kiss upon our cheek. Who can picture the anguish of that devoted mother’s heart, when in her home in the ‘sunny south,” she learns that her darling son, her first-born, has passed away. In this terrible bereavement words of sympathy are vain. Time alone can heal the wound and dry the mourner’s tears. Even then will sorrowing friends exclaim, “though lost to sight, to memory dear.”

Clayton County Journal: February 14, 1872


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