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Amy Fairchild

After a protracted and painful illness Mrs. Amy Ennis, wife of N. Ennis, and daughter of N. S. and N. J. Fairchilds departed this life Feb. 24th, 1880, aged 25 years, 11 months. Mrs. Ennis was born in Porter county, Ind., April, 1854. She passed away, victorious, through the blood of the Lamb, and the words were strong upon the approach of her final test. When told she could not stay here long, her reply was, "thank God I am ready." She was brought to the knowledge of the truth, as it is in Jesus, a few months previous to her death, and her life upon the sick bed was one of marked subjection to the will of God, and zeal for the cause of Christ. She leaves a husband and two beautiful children, and a large circle of friends to mourn and yet rejoice in the hope of meeting again on the fair banks of deliverance. Her remains were taken from her residence at Kouts to the Christian church, four miles north. The sermon was preached by R. S. Martin. The text was Psa. 37:37, "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace."

"We shall sleep, but not forever,
There will be a glorious dawn,
We shall meet to part -- no, never,
On the resurrection mourn."

Lines to the family of Mrs. Amy Ennis, who died at Kouts Station, Ind., Feb. 24th, 1880.

Slowly and sadly, onward we go,
Wearily bearing a house of woe,
Treading a path you have often trod,
Half worn by your feet, through the church-yard sod.

Sorrowing mother, and father gray,
With trembling steps lead the mournful way,
While brothers and sisters, and relatives come,
To follow this loved one to the tomb.

Neighbors and friends came with solemn tread,
To gaze on the face of the early dead.
And with aching hearts, and tear stained face,
Lay that youthful form in its resting place.

For each one is thinking o'er and o'er,
How oft you have trod this path before.
And eyes unused to weep o'erflow,
At this weight of grief you've been forced to know.

Daughters and sons in their youthful bloom,
One by one have been laid in the tomb,
Now another daughter, almost loved the best,
In the silent grave has been laid to rest.

And now as you bow in anguish deep,
O'er the lonely be is where these dear ones sleep,
Though now in their glory, they're hid from your sight,
You shall meet them again in the mansions of light.

Valparaiso, Ind., March 8th, 1880.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: March 18, 1880
Volume Number: 24
Issue Number: 12
Page: 3
Column(s): 7

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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