Marla Gustava Hultqvint Obituary

Ashland Clipper, March 6, 1913.



Maria Gustava Hultqvint, born Jonson, born April 10th, 1840 at Oster Okna, Smaland, Sweden and found her Savior when a girl of 16 years.  She was joined in holy wedlock to Mr. J. A. Hultqvist, May 5th, 1869 in Sweden.  They came to America June 20th, 1869 and settled in Brooklyn, New York.  They moved to Halstead, Kansas, April 14th, 1878 and again with her family to McPherson, Kansas, August 16th, 1887, where she lived till her Savior called her home, Monday morning, Feb. 17th, 1913, at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 7 days.  The deceased leaves her husband, one daughter, three sons, two sisters, one brother and ten grandchildren beside many relatives and friends.  To this union were born seven children, three going home in childhood.  She was a true and steadfast Christian, a loving, sacrificing and praying mother and wife, upright and courteous with her neighbors and friends.  Her favorite songs were, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "I am a Pilgram and a Stranger."

Her soul has gone Home where there is rest.  Her one desire was to meet her loved ones on the other shore.  She was a living example that the Lord can keep the young safely under His care until we become old and feeble.  Her prayers are written in the Book, the Lord has heard them.  1. Cor. 15 43-49.  "She has borne the image of the earthly, now she bears the image of the heavenly."  Rev. G. Johnson of New Gottland gave a talk in English, after which Rev. Mr. Berg spoke to those present in the Swedish language.

It is a wonderful thing, a mother!
Other folks can love you,
But only your mother understands.
She works for you,
Looks after you, loves you,
Forgives you anything you may do;
Understands you and then
The only thing sad, she ever does to you,
___ and leave you.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 5, 2005.

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