WILSON, Vera 1891-1894
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/13/2011 at 07:57:44
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Wilson lost their little daughter Vera last Tuesday evening. She had been sick only about twenty-four hours with croup. She was cheerful and seemed better Tuesday afternoon and played with her little friends, Carl Beckman and baby Wilson, and seemed pleased to have them with her, but in the evening her symptoms gave cause for alarm and Dr. Burns was immediately called but medical aid was of no avail and the death messenger relieved her of her sufferings at nine o'clock p.m. leaving her parents heartbroken and childless. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Morphy at the Baptist church at two o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon. Obituary next week.
--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 January 1894
Vera Margaret, infant daughter and only child of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Wilson, died Tuesday evening, January 9, 1894. Her death was caused by paralysis of the larynx and croup. She was born in Grundy Center, June 8, 1891, having lived 2 years, 7 months, and 1 day. The funeral services held in the Baptist church on Thursday were conducted by Pastor G. E. Morphy and were very touching and appropriate. The choir sang three hymns in a sympathetic manner. Miss Allie Worden sang with tender feeling the beautiful solo selection entitled "Angels." The pastor spoke comforting words to the bereaved parents from the text 2 Kings 4:26, "Is it well with thee? Is it well with thy husband? Is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well." The large congregation assembled in the church on this occasion testified the sympathy felt for the sorrowing parents, and undoubtedly every heart echoed the prayer of the pastor that the loving and sympathizing Savior might comfort them in their affliction.
A little garment has been laid away carefully in the wardrobe of God. A child soul in the care of angels waits in the Father's house to resume it glorified at the resurrection day. Vera's wish, "I want to see Jesus," has been granted.
"Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast.
There by His love o'ershadowed,
Sweetly her soul shall rest."
--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 January 1894
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