Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, August l8, l898

OTTO MAX CORNELL, youngest son of F. and A.E. CORNELL, of Leroy, Iowa, died July l5, l898, aged l year, 6 months and l6 days. The funeral service was preached at the house Saturday morning by Rev. Hiatt, after which the remains were interred in the Quaker Cemetery north of town. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.

God has taken our baby to the land of the blest,
Asleep in the little casket all covered with flowers.
Dark is the room, empty his chair,
Home is not home, for little Max is not there.
Gone, and the seasons will come and go,
Wreathing his grave in blossoms and snow;
Well, we loved him but God loved him more,
He has taken him home to that bright, happy shore.
Where nothing can bring back our dear baby again.


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