Combs, Samuel Stockwell 1824-1894
Posted By: Wesley Blank (email)
Date: 10/1/2008 at 15:09:10
Combs. Samuel Stockwell Combs was born Feb. 28, 1824, in Kentucky and died April 27, 1894, in Clayton Co., Iowa, after six weeks of great suffering from la grippe, erysipelas (skin infection), and kidney trouble.
He sleeps to wake when Jesus, whose coming he so earnestly prayed and longed for, shall come to call him. He was converted at the age of seventeen. At one time, when his children were small, he was sick unto death, but by earnest, fervent prayer to God that he might live to raise those helpless little ones, he was restored. He never ceased to thank and praise God for that great blessing and spoke of it in his last illness. He still prayed to live, for he so longed to be alive when Christ came back. But if it was not the Lordís will to restore him again it was all right. O such a noble sweet pure nature was his. It seemed that his suffering for over thirty years of invalidism had only served to sweeten and purify his nature. He was a great Bible student. He loved the Crisis next to his Bible and spent many happy hours in reading it. His funeral sermon was preached from 2 Tim. 4:7,8. I think in all that audience there was no one whom he had not tried to persuade to come to Jesus. May God in his infinite mercy and love grant his daily prayer, that all his dear ones may be found worthy of an inheritance with him at Godís right hand. M.F.R.
I do not have the source of this obit. It was given to me by a family member. I also don't know the meaning of M.F.R. Samuel is buried in Elk Creek Cemetery with several of his family.
Added by S. Ferrall, Clayton co. coordinator:
More than likely M.F.R. is the initials of the person who wrote the obituary - probably a friend or family member.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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