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F. S. Gilbreath

Resolutions of Condolence.

At a special meeting of Valparaiso Division No. 126, Sons of Temperance, held at the Hall in Valparaiso, on Monday Oct. 3d, 1853, at 1 o'clock P. M. called together to attend the funeral of Brother R. S. Gilbreath, the following preamble and resolutions were presented and unanimously adopted:

Whereas our worthy brother Dr. F. S. Gilbreath has been removed from this social circle by the ruthless hand of death, having departed this life on Sunday evening, 2d instant, aged 38 years, after a protracted and painful illness, leaving a widowed and disconsolate wife and orphan children, as well as a bereaved brotherhood to bewail their ireeparable loss;

Resolved, That we deeply feel and sadly mourn the loss of Brother Gilbreath, and tender to his afflicted family our heartfelt sympathy.

Resolved, That in token of our affliction, and of our sympathy with the family and friends of our deceased brother, we will attend his funeral at 2 o'clock to day, with the usual solemnities of the order, and continue the badges of mourning on our regalia and other emblems for the space of thirty days.

Resolved, That it is due to the memory of the deceased, as well as to his family and community, that we bear the testimony, that while living, after his initiation into our order, he was a true Son of Temperance.

Resolved, That as Brother Gilbreath had not been in our connection a sufficient time to entitle him to weekly and funeral benefits from the Treasury of the Division, and as we believe the circumstances call for special action, we will therefore immediately take up a collection among the members of the order for the pecuniary relief of his family, and that the funds so raised be presented them by the Visiting Committee, together with a copy of these resolutions.

Resolved, That a copy hereof be furnished the Practical Observer for publication.


Newspaper: Practical Observer
Date of Publication: October 6, 1853
Volume Number: 1
Issue Number: 4
Page: 2
Column(s): 2

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