BRINKERHOFF, Carrie 1873-1893
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/6/2011 at 10:52:24
Death has again invaded our community and robbed it of one of its brightest lights and filled another home with gloom by taking from it a loved one. We have made mention from time to time of the illness of Miss Carrie Brinkerhoff, and today it is with sadness that we chronicle her demise, at the age of nineteen years and six months, which occurred at seven o'clock on Saturday morning. The funeral services were held at the Congregational church, of which she was a member, Sunday at three o'clock p.m., and was one of the largest ever held at this place, thus indicating the high esteem in which she was held by everybody. Rev. S. A. Martin preached the sermon from the text: "Therefore be ye ready; for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh," Matt. 24:44. The remains were taken to Grundy Center, the former home of the family, on the 10:45 a.m. passenger train Monday for interment. Carrie, as she was familiarly known by all her numerous acquaintances, was taken ill about three months ago and during her entire sickness received all the assistance that medical aid, parents and kind friends could render, but all was without effect. The hold of disease could not be baffled being beyond the power of human skill, and she, though naturally possessed of a strong constitution, was forced to succumb to its firm and resistless grasp. She was a gentle, vivacious and attractable young lady and the idol of Galt society, always joyous and pleasant and wore a bright smile for everyone. At a recent revival at this place she embraced the Christian's faith, and ever since was firm in her convictions and bore evidence of accomplishing much good among her associates. Her faith in an eternal home was happily evidenced in her calm and peaceful sinking to her final rest. Thus a young life that was just blooming into bright and useful womanhood has departed this work for a better. The relatives of the deceased have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends in this their great bereavement.
"Beautiful toiler, they work all done,
Beautiful soul into glory gone.
Beautiful life with its Crown now won,
God giveth thee rest.
Rest from all sorrows, and watchings and fears,
Rest from all possible sighing and tears,
Rest through God's endless, wonderful years--
At home with the blest."
(Wright County Monitor)
--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 May 1893
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