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Friday, July 23, 2010

Sometimes You Get Lucky!

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

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