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Mr. Ben Howell

 
Paulding New Era
July 10, 1891
 
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Died. Mr. Ben Howell, who would have been 20 years of age the 5th day of next November, departed this life on the 18th of last June, and was laid to rest in Mt. Olivet cemetery on the following day, after funeral services conducted by J.M. Spinks, many tears of grief and sorrow were shed. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Howell, and was the youngest child of a large family of children. He was like almost the youngest of the family, the pet of the household, but very unlike them in another respect, it had no tendiency to elevate him above the balance of the family in his own estimation, but he seemed to understand fully his duty to parents and to the brothers and only sister. He was large and manly, with a disposition as kind and gentle as a woman. It is now a great source of pleasure and consolation to his bereaved father, that he had never caused him any trouble, but that he had been a dutiful and obedient son. Though young he like many others of the stronger part of God's creation had learned to admire and love one, that was as he thought worthy of his love and young manhood and following that love he had married a lovely wife and all bid fair for a long and happy life and to add to there fond expectations less than a month before his death his home was blessed with a beautiful little girl and no doubt that he thought, that the sunlight of Providence was sheding its brightest rays upon him. But how wonderful are the ways of Providence, they are passed finding out, at an hour when least expected his strong manhood was cut off his life was taken, for the time had came when it should be required of him. Oh, what a loss, who gloom and sorrow it brought the picture is not to be described by pen and paper, even the tongue can't speak the sorrow and woe of the widow's heart, the father's spirit and the mother's soul along can feel how deep the cup of sorrow is. But so it is as long as we journey here below it will be trouble on ever hand, but let those that are cast down with sadness and sorrow raised their eyes to our Father's house…



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