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Title: Miss Lizzie C.
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Died, of consumption, on the evening of January 22nd, 1870, Miss Lizzie C., second daughter of Thomas and Eliza Goodwin.

The funeral sermon was preached by Dr. J.L. Smith, assisted by Rev. Colbrath Hall. Dr. Smith improved the occasion by the use of the 50th verse of the 7th chapter of the gospel according to St. Luke. A very large concourse was present to witness the solemn and impressive services; and the following tribute of affection by the brother of the deceased was read to the audience:

Though young, her love of life was very strong,
And for many days was loth to part
Life's youthful joys, so late begun;
Then asked but one short summer more,
"To go to Church," she said, and "show the light" of heart
That many thought to be but pride.

Resigned at last, the Angels came and hovered round.
With long white wings, our little group,
Then sister faintly said "help me up,"
And died in mother's arms.

As the sun failed it's light at close of day,
Her blessed spirit took it's flight away,
To Heaven. Yes- there anew 'twill be born,
And rise and shine as bright
As that same sun, another morn,
Will rise and shine, at noon-day hight.

Yes! Yes! One so good need have no fears!
We've two soldiers brothers gone before,
And sister leaves "this vale of tears"
To join them on a brighter shore;
So weeping friends remaining here,
Try to be consoled and all meet her there,
Is my prayer.

Date: 1/27/1870
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00001504
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings Scrapbook
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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