Goldsmith, Lottie Belle 1902-1904
Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 12/7/2019 at 11:11:16
Manchester Democrat, Wednesday, Feb 03, 1904, Manchester, IA, Page: 4
The two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Goldsmith, of Osterdock, was burned to death last Thursday morning. Mrs. Goldsmith had gone to a neighbors for *, and during her absence the little one’s clothing caught fire, and, although an older brother bravely attempted to put out the flames, he could not. His call for help brought many helping hands, but to late to save the little one.
Added by S. Ferrall on 12/7/2019:
On Thursday, Jan. 21st, 1904, occurred the sad death of Lottie Belle, youngest child and only daughter of Mr. and Mrs E. Goldsmith.
The mother left her with a little brother for a short time while she went to a neighbor's house on an errand. In some unknown way the lothing of the little girl caught fire and the little boy being unabl to extinguish the flames called to Mrs. Pierce and Mr. Burgess that his sister was burning up.
All human efforts to save the life of the little sufferer was in vain and in little more than two hours from the time she was burned she died.
The bereaved familly have the sympathy of the entire community. Services were conducted by Rev. Sullivan Friday and the remains laid to rest in Oakhill cemetery.
Lottie Belle was born in Greeley, April 9th, 1902.
Oh! blessed sleep, that will not break
For tears, nor prayers, nor love's sweet sake.
Oh! perfect rest that knows no pain
No throb, no thrill of heart or brain.
Oh! life sublime, beyond all speech,
That only the pure through dying reach.
God understands and his ways are right,
So we bid Lottie a long good-night.
Card of Thanks
To the many friends who so kindly helped us during our sudden bereavement we wish to give our sincere thanks. Edgar Goldsmith and family.
~Elkader Register, Thursday, February 4, 1904 (Volga City Views column)
Note: Oakland cemetery is in Manchester, Delaware county, Iowa. Her parents (J. Edgar & Jeane) are also buried there.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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