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Obituary ~ John "Oran" Cummings
May 26, 1884 ~ January 20, 1895
The Davis City Advance
Davis City, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, January 31, 1895
Died; On the 20th of January 1895. John Oran, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Cummings. Aged 10 years, 7 months and 24 days.
Little Oran was sick seven days with diphtheria. Little did we think he would be taken so soon. Oran was a bright little boy and loved by all who knew him, but death has spread somber wings over the entire neighborhood, where Oran and Elsie were known and loved. No pen can portray the terrible grief of their parents, sister and brother, to whom the blow came unexpectedly. The bereaved family have the sympathy of many friends for the loss of their dear children.
No more we'll see thy joyous smile
Within our earthly home,
No more thy loving voice shall hear
In reverential song.
Here we must often part.
~ T.E. and A.B. Cummings
[Interment was made at Old Davis City Cemetery, Davis City, Iowa.]
Submission by Judy Smith, December 9, 1999