Bio: Dingley, Alfred (1906)

Contact: Arlene Peil

Surnames: Dingley, Miller

----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (3 May 1906)

Under the circumstances, the writer of it being at a distance, but well known to all the older readers of the Gleaner, we believe we will be pardoned for publishing the following tribute to the memory of Mr. Dingley:

Chehalis, Wash., April 24th, 1906. Dear Noyes: It was with saddened heart that I opened today’s mail, as I knew that therein would be found the account of the burial of an old-time friend; and it was through a misty veil that I perused your last tribute to one who was indeed worthy of the tender thought therein - of the kindly words that years of honest effort deserved.

One of the truest pleasures of my visits to the little city in which so many happy years were spent, was the meeting with Mr. Dingley, as his quiet smile, and firm, friendly hand-clasp spoke more eloquently than words of his kindly regard; and I will never forget our last parting, when he said "Good bye John, and good luck go with you."

Have written to Mrs. Dingley adding to yours my heartful sympathy.

May the Supreme Power, that we are so prone to forget until the hour of the Great Sorrow, comfort the bereaved ones and guide throughout the mystic realm of the Unknown, the footsteps of the friend who has gone before.

Sincerely yours, -- H. J. Miller.



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