Barber County Kansas

Erret and Frankie Davis

Medicine Lodge Cresset, February 24, 1881.

Died: Erret, infant son of Dr. and Mrs. T.W. Davis, died of diptheria, Feb. 21, 1881, aged 18 months and 16 days. As we stood over this sweet, beautiful babe, and watched its young life passing away towards the shoreless sea, we were sadly impressed with the touching sweetness and sublime beauty of the Poet’s words: "Death loves a shining mark." He was the household pet, and idolized by all. But alas! He is gone: "Like the snow flakes in the river, A moment seen, then gone forever." The Divine Command, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven", " lifts from our hearts a grief that would otherwise crush us with its over-powering weight and lets in the golden sunlight of a hope that is far above and beyond all earthly aspirations. "Beautiful and bright, he was but given. A fair bud to earth to bloom in Heaven."

Card of Thanks:

We desire to offer our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends for their kind attention and assistance rendered during our sickness and late bereavement; and to especially thank Drs. Brattain and Johnson for professional courtesy and medical aid. Signed: T.W. Davis and Heneretta Davis.

Medicine Lodge Cresset, March 3, 1881.

Died: Frankie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Davis, on Wednesday afternoon, March 2nd, 1881, of diptheria, aged ten years. Frankie was a particularly sweet and pleasing child and her death is a hard blow to the family, especially as it followed so closely the death of another child. They have the sympathy of their neighbors and friends. The burial took place today (Thursday) at 2 o’clock, P.M.

Thanks to Ellen (Knowles) Bisson for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news articles to this web site!

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