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Lydia Jones


Miss Ludia L. Jones, youngest daughter of Robert P. and Clarissa Jones was born in Center township, Porter county, Ind., Oct. 12, 1859, and died in Valparaiso, April 28th, 1880, at the age of 20 years, 6 months and 16 days. She died of tuberculor consumption from which she had suffered for months.

She, with her parents, had lived in this city 13 years, was a member of the Methodist Sunday school, and had a large circle of friends and acquaintances who deeply feel and mourn her loss. She bore her sickness with the utmost patience and fortitude; never murmured or complained, and seemed more ---?--- and to allay the dread apprehension of family and friends., than to have them administer to her relief. She was an affectionate and obedient daughter, a kind and loving sister and a true friend to all.

She loved the Sunday school and church, and in the days of health and strength was a regular attendant; upon during her last sickness the bell called to their sacred services she spoke of the joy it would give her to join her young friends there again.

But she is gone from all of earth, and home, and friends, and their loved(?) associations, and is now numbered with the many loved ones "gone before" of whom the choir so sweetly and tenderly sang in their last piece at the funeral:

"They are gone down the valley, the dark, dark valley,
We shall see their faces never more.
Till we pass through the valley, the dark dark valley,
And meet them on the other shore."

May we all meet there at last!

We cannot pass to dwell upon the excellencies of mind and heart, which made her dear to so many; but they will cherish her memory, imitate her virtues, and love her still.

The family desire, sincerely, to thank their many dear friends in the city for their love and deep sympathy, and their kind attentions during their great affliction; also the dear friends at Chesterton, Wheeler, Morgan Prairie, and other localities, for their kindness, which can never be forgotten; and last, though not least, they thank Miss Lydia's Sunday-school class for their beautiful and very appropriate gift after her death -- a pillow of flowers; for each and all they can but express the earnest wish that, when they shall have passed through "the death-valley" they may all find their last rest amid the immortal flowers of Paradise where sorrow and death can never come!

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. N. L. Brakeman, assisted by Revs. Beer and Riley. The attendance was large. An unusually large procession followed the remains the the cemetery in the immediate vicinity of her early childhood's home, where, beside her dear and only brother, all that was mortal of Lydia L. Jones is -- AT REST

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: May 6, 1880
Volume Number: 24
Issue Number: 19
Page: 3
Column(s): 5

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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