Genealogy Bank sent me a notice of new content today. One of the newspapers I check out is the Arkansas Gazettes (Little Rock) because some of my Percival descendants lived there - the Weaver and Knox families come to mind.
So I was pleasantly surprised to find this little "obit" for a five year old:
Died in this city, on the 5th inst., of Scarlet Fever, Horace, youngest son of S.M. and Eliza Weaver, aged 5 years and 5 months.
"Weep not for those whom the veil of the tomb,
In life's early morning, hath hid from our eyes,
Ere sin threw a veil o'er the spirit's young bloom,
Or earth had profaned what was born for the skies."
Copyright 2010, ACK for Gene Notes