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Alice Gruwell


Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 6/9/2018 at 11:21:01

26 June 1890 - West Branch Times

Died At the residence of her sister, Mrs J. K. Johnson 718 High Avenue East, Monday evening, June 9, 1890, at 4 p.m. of consumption, MISS ALICE GRUWELL, aged 52 years. Funeral June 10 at 4 p.m. from residence. Interment in Friends' cemetery.

Less than two weeks ago the deceased was brought to this city by her father and sister, in response to an earnest desire on her part, and with a lingering hope that the ravages of the fatal disease might perhaps be stayed yet a few months, but the hope was vain, and the patient sufferer, wishing to live yet realizing her condition, yielded herself to the embrace of death with entire resignation and undimmed Christian faith. She talked freely to her loved friends of her approaching departure, and bade them goodby cheered by the hope of again meeting them in the Beyond. This living, potent faith sustained her in all her painful illness and was the vital fact that gave her ease in the final moment of dissolution. It was a blessed thing to see, and for more blessed to possess. It was her wish to be laid beside her mother and sister in the Friends cemetery, in this city, and there her frail body was placed, the funeral services occurring from the residence of Judge Thompson. Of the family there now remain, beside the aged father, Dr. Gruwell, a brother, Charles Gruwell, Esq. of Grinnell and two sisters, Mrs. J. K. Johnson, of this city, and Mrs. Ella Atkins of California, to all of whom in this hour of sorrow the tender sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended.--Oskaloosa Herald


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