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Martin Gray

DIED -- At the residence of Mr. E. Mason, on Saturday the 25th instant, MARTIN GRAY, an orphan -- aged 16 years. He was a member of the Valparaiso Section of Cadets; his funeral was attended with the customary rites of the Order, and appropriate Resolutions were passed by the Section on the occasion.

Sung at his Funeral by the Cadets of Temperance, Valparaiso Section, No. 28

Yes! We remember well the day,
When thou an Orphan came,
To walk with us in Virtue's way --
With us, enroll'd thy name.

No Father look'd on thee and smil'd.
Nor mother spake her joy;
Alone thy stood -- a wandering child,
A friendless Orphan boy!

You came to join our youthful band --
We pledged our love to thee,
As brothers, joined in heart and hand,
A peaceful family.

Our band is broken -- thou art dead!
We know that God is just;
And in submission bow the head,
And render up our trust.

To God, who doeth all things right,
We meekly pray, to give
Our hearts a pure and heavenly light,
That we in Heav'n may live.

Newspaper: Western Ranger
Date of Publication: November 29, 1848
Volume Number: 5
Issue Number: 18
Page: 3
Column(s): 3

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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