Bucklin Weekly Bulletin, July 21, 1892
Died - On Tuesday, June 10th, at 3:00 p.m. Eliza Kidder at the residence of her
daughter, Mrs. Springer, of this place.
The deceased was born near Blacksburg, Virginia, Oct. 14, 1819, thus reaching
the ripe old age of 73 years. She had resided in Kansas since 1885 and had
always enjoyed splendid health. On last Saturday afternoon she had carried a
number of buckets of water to her cow and was taken seriously ill that evening
but seemed to be improving till the following Monday when the change came for
the worse. She was never heard to utter a word of complaint during her illness
and when the Master called she gave up life without a struggle and was perfectly
resigned to go. Loving children and their families surrounded the death bed and
soothed her last moments with tears of love and sorrow.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Busenburg at the M. E. church
Wednesday morning at 11:00 o'clock. He preached from the follow text: "For
what is your life? It is ever as a vapor that appeareth for a little while and
then vanisheth away. James IV:14."
He dwelt for some time upon the sublime truth of those words and the hearts of
the bereaved family were embalmed in the holy truth which brings peace to all
mankind. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to the cemetery
where the last rites were performed over the remains of the deceased.
To the bereaved family, a sympathetic community tender their true affection and
friendship in their dark hours of sorrow.
Card of Thanks.
We wish o express our sincere and heartfelt gratitude for the many sacrifices
and acts of kindness which we received at the hands of Pastor Busenburg, Mrs. R.
Pettyjohn, Mrs. Candow and all our kind neighbors and friends, and during the
recent trials and bereavement attending the illness of our dear mother.
counsel, acts of kindness, and sympathy, at a time when such were more than
aught else that could be bestowed. Friends, for those kind acts of love and
friendship in our sad, sad hour of bereavement, you will be held in grateful
Geo. W. Thompson,
Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 7, 2005.