Obit: Bixby, David Allen (1867 - 1884)
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 03/14/1884
Bixby, David Allen (26 DEC 1867 - 11 MAR 1884)
Died, at the home of his parents in this village (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) on Tuesday March 11, 1884, David Allen Bixby, aged 16 years, 2 months and 16 days.
Deceased was an unusually bright boy and, until the dread disease fastened upon about four months ago, had always been in good health. He attended school until about three weeks ago since and was not considered dangerously ill, and his death was totally unexpected. He was born Dec. 26th, 1867 at Underhill Center, Vermont, and came west four years ago with his parents, who have the sympathy of the entire community in this, their hour of sad affliction. The remains were interred in the East Thorp Cemetery yesterday afternoon, Rev. Abbot of Eau Claire conducting the services.
The following line recited by Allen the last day he was at school, are published by request:
"And I sit and think when the sunset’s gold
is flushing river and hill, and shore,
I shall one day stand by the water cold,
And list for the sound of the boatman’s oar;
I shall watch for a gleam of the flapping sail,
I shall hear the boat as it gains the strand;
I shall pass from sight with the boatman pale;
To the better shore of the spirit land:
I shall know the loved who have gone before,
And joyfully sweet will the meeting be,
When over the dark rive, the peaceful river,
The angel of death shall care me."
Warner, Braun Settlement School (1952-
Contact: Nancy Jeffers (Franz)
Wanted to let you know you had my name on the wrong person. I think I was sick that year and not in the picture. The one labeled Nancy Franz is actually Judy ?? can't remember her last name but she lived north from Oscar Franz at the house with the big garage. If her name comes to me i will let you know. Nice job.
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