Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 9/10/2017 at 17:04:52
3 October 1867 - The Tipton Advertiser
A SUDDEN DEATH. - Last Thursday, as Mr. Geo. Lewis, of New Liberty, was returning home from Davenport, when in the vicinity of Hickory Grove, he was seen to fall from his load of lumber between the wheels of his wagon. A man just ahead of him hastened to the spot, and lifted him up, when in a few moments he breathed his last. His wagon was then unloaded and he was carried home. A messenger was sent ahead to break the sad news to his family--a wife and five small children. Though the blow fell with crushing force it was sustained with a noble Christian resignation, by his companion. Dr. Cotton was called upon to examine the body, and he pronounced it a case of hemorrhage of the lungs, and this together with his fall was the cause of his death. Mr. Lewis had long been afflicted with the asthma and was often troubled with bleeding at the lungs. With a noble fortitude he had gone beyond his strength that he might make his family comfortable. It was a touching spectacle to see that faithful father, covered with dust, brought home a corpse--brought right from the busy labors of life just as he fell in the discharge of his duties; but he was not unprepared. He was a consistent member of the Methodist church, a man of quiet life, with unassuming piety, and was ready for the summons which ushered him so quickly out of suffering and toil, into happiness and rest. On account of ill-health his family were left in very destitute circumstances. The funeral was attended by the writer on Saturday, and on Sabbath a proposition from him to raise one hundred dollars for the bereaved family was heartily responded to, so that in a few moments more than the amount called for was raised. Such an act of benevolence is worthy of all praise, and we feel that the family will never suffer among a people of such warm sympathies.
C. S. Harrison
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