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Eudora J. Bixby Jenkins 1873


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/8/2012 at 00:22:35

Mrs. Eudora J. Jenkins, wife of Henry Jenkins, Esq., who departed this life at the residence of her father, Mr. Alfred Bixby, in Fairview Township, at day-break, of April 12, 1873, was born in St. Lawrence county, N.Y., October 14, 1873 [1844]. She was very happily married with the cordial congratulations of all her relatives and many friends, October 16, 1869, and in her pure spirit, fine intnition and large warm heart she enjoyed and realized the holy relations with her devoted husband and children which only such a woman can – although her life was saddened by the separation, for a time, which she experienced in the death of three infant children – almost within two years. Yet her fain in, and inspired knowledge of the future life, lifted the cloud of sorrow and shed upon her a flood of hope and peace seldom experienced by a mortal.

She passed to the Summer Land with a vision of heaven before her, and a halo of bliss around her which overcame and made her oblivious to all pain and trouble of the earthly sphere.

Earth has no monument so justly dear
To souls like hers in purity arrayed,
Never to fade.

Death, but a brighter halo round thee throws;
Thy name, thy soul, alike have spurned the clod;
Rest thee in God.
(Northern Vindicator, Estherville, IA, April 19, 1873)

Note: 1 of Eudora’s children (Anna Katrina) is in a marked grave in East Side Cemetery


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