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.  Language for
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 filial

 friendship in our sad, sad hour of bereavement, you will be held in grateful remembrance by,

Geo. W. Thompson,
Mrs. Spencer,
John Franklin.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 7, 2005.



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