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Gilbert, Ira 1855-1855


Posted By: S.Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 3/29/2017 at 01:36:06

Sudden Death - Ira Gilbert, a little child of Ira and Cordelia Kellogg, of Perry, Pike county, Ill., died very suddenly at the residence of Mr. B.F. Fox, on Tuesday last.

It was suddenly attacked with a cough, which was so severe that a blood-vessel was broken, and in a very few minutes from the time it was in apparent good health, it was a lifeless corpse.

The child was a bright little boy, three months and nine days old; the only son of fond parents.

We tender our sincerest sympathy to the afflicted parents, and trust they may be enabled to look hopefully forward to a happy meeting with their angel babe in a blissful abode beyond the grave.

"Oh! to press a brow we cherish,
And to find it damp, and cold
And the darling form all lifeless.
That to breaking hearts we fold.

Oh! to feel our spirits burdened
By the shattered idol there,
This, though heaven smile upon us,
Weary is, and hard to bear.

We have left him - left our dearest
All alone to take his rest,
With his hand in meekness folded
On a cold and silent breast.

'Mid the wealth that Autumn gathers
From the forest, dells, and bowers,
Not a fairer bloom will wither
Than this blossom dear of ours."

~Clayton County Herald, July 13, 1855


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