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William Henry Deming

William Henry Deming, born in Prattsville, this county, Feb. 8, 1859, and died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Deming, in Valparaiso, Jan. 26th, 1885.

He was a great sufferer all his life, but a very patient, uncomplaining sufferer. For six weeks before his death he was unable to either sit or lie down, but through it all no complaint escaped his lips. His greatest distress always seemed to the trouble he thought he caused others. He was naturally of a very kind, gentle, loving disposition. This was shown in that he was a great favorite with all the children of the neighborhood; they all loved him and were happy in his company.

His mother testifies: "He never gave me a cross or unpleasant word." Surely in this, his example is worthy of all imitation. He leaves behind a large circle of friends, among all classes, who loved him, and deeply sympathize with the bereaved family.

On the 28th his body was taken to the M. E. church, where appropriate funeral services were held, after which the remained were interred in the Luther cemetery, to sleep until He who said, "Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return," shall bid him rise. In the morning of life he has passed away, teaching us the brevity and uncertainty of life, and the importance of heeding the Master's admonition, to "be always ready." Beautifully and impressively has Mrs. Heman's written:

Tears have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither in the north wind's breath,
And stars to set -- but all,
Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death
Youth and the opening rose
May look like things too glorious for decay,
And smile at thee; but thou art not of those
That wait the ripened bloom to seize thy prey.
We know when moons shall wane,
When summer birds shall cross the sea,
When autumn's hue shall tinge the golden grain;
But who shall teach us where to look for thee?"
Who that reads these lines will be wise
and prepare to meet death at any time.


Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: February 5, 1885
Volume Number: 29
Issue Number: 6
Page: 4
Column(s): 4

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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