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ELLIS COUNTY CAPITAL
ARNETT, OKLAHOMA
MAY 30, 1913

On Saturday morning May 17th, Etta Gladys, the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Poindexter departed this life. The little body was laid to rest in the Gage cemetery, the writer spearing words of consolation to the bereaved ones and words of admonition to the heedless.

Gladys was a bright little girl and non but those who have drunk from the same sorrowful cup can ever know the anguish of heart that her parents now feel; but lift up your heart in thanksgiving to God for this little girl. Those who attended her funeral and was the innumerable bouquets of flowers brought by loving friends to bedeck her bier, can never forget that people of all ages bow in respect to innocent childhood.

The wise man once said" Rejoice over a death and weep over a birth" now while this is the reverse of our most cherished sentiments yet at heart we cannot feel that he was far from right; there are so many trials for the living that it were well nigh a sin to wish for the return of the departed especially of a child, knowing that of such is the kingdom of Heaven.


Submitted by: Gordon Richard


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