Sunday, February 26, 2017

Emmet Earl Wood (1902-1904)

Gone to Rest

Loving friends weep not for him,
For he is now at rest;
How happy is your darling one,
Now pillowed on the Saviour’s breast.

Oh, the hope is sweet, tis sweet,
That we soon in heaven may meet;
There we all shall happy be,
Rest from pain and sorrow free.

Died, February 19th, Emmett Earl Wood, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Wood, aged 1 year, 8 months and 19 days. The little one was taken ill Thursday morning January 18th from which time all help in human power was rendered, but to no avail. He got no better and Friday evening at 9 o’clock the Death angel hovered about him while he peacefully passed away resting in his mother’s arms. The remains were laid to rest in the Friendship cemetery Saturday, February 20. There his parents, relatives and friends bid him farewell until we meet again in the realms of perfect happiness where the weary are at rest and sad parting comes no more.

Little Ernest was a sweet and loving child, being loved by all who knew him. We will miss his bright and smiling little face, but God knows best and doeth all things well. We know his father, mother and little brother will miss him; no more to hear his sweet voice calling papa or mama or brother, but only think that your great loss is his gain, for God hath said “suffer little children to come unto me, and I will give them rest, for of such is the Kingdom of God. ---Ida B.

The Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
26 February, 1904
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Transcribed by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

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