Obit: Olin, Lottie (1877? - 1893)
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/26/1893
Olin, Lottie (1877? - 25 JAN 1893)
Died, at the residence of her parents in this city (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.), Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 25th, 1893, Lottie, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. D. P. Olin, in the 17th year of her age.
Funeral services will be conducted at the M. E. Church tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock by presiding Elder Bushnell. The remains will be taken to Red Wing, Minn., and laid to rest beside those of Alice Tyler (sister of Mrs. Odin).
Seldom has our community been stricken with sorrow so profound, than that called forth by the death noted above. Though hearts overflow in sympathetic feelings, and deepest grief finds the momentary assuagement, in considering the deserving tributes of friends and associates, words are so cold and thought but feebly impress themselves on those bowed down under burdens of terrible sorrow and grief. Two bright spirits, whose lives were lustrous, and reflected the purity of their souls, have been called home. Two rays of light will shine no more, and deepest gloom and sorrow presses down the hearts that can feel no comfort and find no relief.
No being is more beautiful, and no character more receptive to high ideals than the glad, carefree period of a maiden’s life, when time, in its cycles, pauses a moment and leaves upon it the delicate tracery of beautiful, budding womanhood. The fairest and purest creature of all the Maker’s handiwork; the idealized creation of all that is good, holy, pure and noble. To the finite mind there is something crel in robbing the world of a high character, but sorrows are lessened by the thought that a high character survives the death of form, and pure lives leave their impress upon associates.
To be cut down when life was full of promised perfection, as were Alice and Lottie, when hopes and desires were not molded to satisfy ordinary tastes, but spoke of the powers to come with ripening years, must impress all with the severity of the loss Mr. and Mrs. Olin and Mr. and Mrs. Tyler are called upon to suffer. Kind acts and pure thoughts were the products of charitable and pure minds. Their influence was for good. Happy and winsome, kind to associates, obedient to parents, courteous in demeanor and careful and thoughtful of the comfort and pleasures of others, their short residence in Colby gained them many warm friends, who, one and all, most heartfully mourn their sudden and untimely death.
In crossing to "the beyond" they could not bar separation, and as in infancy, in childhood and in maidenhood, arm in arm, they entered the realms of the unknown together, and let us all hope that as two of the brightest stars in the spirit cloud land, their lives will not have been in vain, but that they live in the good deeds which commemorate them.
Rev. D. P. Olin was just recently assigned to this M. E. Charge, and his wife, daughter Lottie and little son, arrive here Dec. 29th, accompanied by Miss Alice Tyler, the inseparable companion of Lottie. The two young ladies were born under the same roof, Lottie being Alice’s senior by about five weeks, had lived together all their lives, and were more like twin sisters than aunt and niece.
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