Klingman, Florence Amy died 1897
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 9/13/2020 at 14:37:24
Elkader Register, Fri. morning, 06 Aug. 1897. Highland column.
It is with sadness that it becomes our duty to chronicle the death of Florence Amy Klingman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Klingman, which occurred July 2_th, at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Klingman, at the age of 2 years, 10 months and 4 days.
"Little Topsy" as she was familiarly called, will not only be missed by and dwell in the hearts of her fond parents, but in those of the community as well. We all had a word to say to this little one, who was so unusually bright and intelligent, yet so frail in body.
About a year ago symptoms of heart trouble were noticed and all that medical science could do was done, but during the past spring and summer the watchful eyes of the parents could see that they would soon have to become resigned to give up their darling. A short time before her death she called to her mother and sang "Little Children Praise the Lord" and requested that she be taken home, meaning to her grandparents. She was with them so much she always called it home. Tenderly she was borne thither, where she expired a few hours later.
The funeral, which was largely attended, occurred on the 2_th (looks like 29th), from the Union church. The services were conducted by Revs. J. S. Moore and J. Hummel. Appropriate music was rendered by the choir. Rev. Moore used as text, "Except ye are converted and become little children ye cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven." Matthew, 18th chapter, 3rd verse. He referred to the beautiful home and life awaiting Florence and admonished us to observe and become more like these little ones in their innocence and purity. The remains were interred in the Leo cemetery.
Note: The Leo cemetery is better known as Illyria cemetery, in Fayette county, Iowa.
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