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Harriet Ann Cornelia Dawson

Cedar Lake, Lake Co., Ind., Jan. 31, '50.

At the residence of Mr. E. S. McCarty, Jan. 29th, 1850, HARRIET ANN CORNELIA, youngest daughter of Lewis and Sarah Ann Dawson, aged 15 years, 9 months. -- At the early age of 6 months, her Mother was called hence, and she was resigned to her Grandmother, who with her Aunt and other kind friends, made it her chief care, to watch, and guard, this tender opening flower, but the watchfulness of the kindest friends, avails nothing, when God designs to take the spirit to himself. In May last, the deceased was attacked with a severe cold, which settled on the lungs, producing a cough, and other premonitory symptoms of Consumption, which, despite medical aid, terminated her existance.

During her protracted illness, she was ever patient, meek, and resigned to the will of her Heavenly Father. Towards to close of her life, she expressed entire submission to her Savior, took great delight in prayer, and in the society of christian friends. To her absent Father she wished to have said, "Prepare to meet your child in Heaven," also to her young associates who called to see her for the last time, she said, "Do not delay, but prepare to meet your God, for you must all die, and perhaps soon." Her friends observing her restless, asked if she wanted anything, she said, "I want to go home, to the paradise of God," and soon her pure, gentle spirit, was released from Earth, and borne by Angels wings, to join the seraspic choir above. Her funeral was attended on Wednesday 30th inst. By a large consourse of mourning friends. Funeral service preached by Elder T. L. Hunt, from Luke 23:28. "Weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children."

There seems a hushed, a fearful calm,
Each thought would be in sombre dress'd;
For now hath Death outstretched its arms,
And laid a lovely one to rest.

A gentle spirit now has fled,
Released from early pain, and woe;
No more to droop her weary head,
No more to languish here below.

A light she seemed, to cheer our path,
A modest flower that shunned display,
A bud, which death too early seath'd,
Too soon its brightness passed away.

But check the tought, repress the tear,
And stoop, to kiss the chastening rod;
Remember oft, our friends while here,
Held sweet communion with her God.

Submissively, her spirit heard;
Dear "child thy Father calls, come home,"
While Seraphs bright, in sweet accord,
Wafted her hence -- in Heaven to bloom.

E. H. B.

Newspaper: Practical Observer
Date of Publication: February 13, 1850
Volume Number: 1
Issue Number: 29
Page: 3
Column(s): 1

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

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                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
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