Sarah F. Hinkle b. 2/8/1844
Posted By: Karen Bergquist Uhr
Date: 2/9/2009 at 17:54:07
Mrs. Capt. A. Hinkle of Selma Died Last Friday
Died, at her home near Selma, in this county, on Friday, the 10th inst, at 6:30 p.m., Mrs. Sarah F. Hinkle, wife of Capt. A. Hinkle.
Mrs. Hinkle was the daughter of James Jordon, one of the earliest of Iowa peoneers. Mrs. Hinkle was born in this county, Feb. 8, 1844, being at the time of her death 44 years of age. She was married to Capt. Hinkle Dec. 25, 1866, who with six children, Lora, Arthur, Harry, Willie, May and Irwin mourn her loss. Deceased has been sadly afflicted for several years with consumption. although it has been evident for months that her death was only a question of time, yet the last parting was a sad one indeed to the bereaved family. Everything which mortal man could do to prolong her life was done. Nothing that could be thought of or suggested by her physicians but what was promptly resorted to by her husband, in hopes that he might keep her with him even just a little while longer. Mrs. Hinkle was one ot the many noble women of whom it is truly said they are of God's creation. Fashioned in His image and made after his likeness. The bereaved family mourn the loss of a noble wife and a good true mother. In their sorrow and afflictions they have the sympathy of all her friends, neighbors, and acquaintances who mourn the loss of a true friend, one who was every ready to sympathise with them in their sorrows, and to comfort and aid them in their troubles.
So genuine and heartfelt was the sorrow of the friends of the family, that her remains were followed on Sunday to their last resting place, beside her mother, in the Iowaville cemetery, by one of the largest concourse of friends and mourners the writer has ever witnessed in a funeral procession.
We are told that Mrs. Hinkle experienced religion and became identified with the church before she died. To those who knew her in life, she was ever the good, true Christian mother and friend. To those who saw her as she lie sleeping the last long sleep of death, those familiar lines of Shakespear come sweeping o'er the memory---
"Death that hath sucked the hoxey of thy breath..."
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