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C. C. Luther

Death of C. C. Luther.
Mr. C. C. Luther, a highly respected citizen of Stanislaus county, Cal., died at his residence, five miles distance from Modesto Tuesday morning last, after a brief illness. The deceased was an old resident of Stanislaus, and for year, has been known as an earnest worker in the cause of Liberalism. As a father and husband, he was kind, considerate and affectionate; in intellect he was above the average. His liberality toward strangers was unsurpassed and his charity among his fellowmen unreproachable. He lived through life, a true and conscientious believer in that, which he thought was right, and died with the happy conviction that in all his life, he had wronged no one. His funeral took place from the family residence on Thursday last, at 2 P. M., and was largely attended. The funeral address was delivered by Mr. J. H. Maddux, who dwelt considerably on the peculiarities of the deceased, which he attributed to his early teachings. The human mind, Mr. Maddux said, is the seed that often contains the germ of great possibilities; he compared its developments with that of an oak, which being grown from a single acorn, reaches certain magnitude, or like the fields of grain developed from the seed that has been sown. The child's mind he said is a blank upon which his future is written in indeliable ink. It is there where the seed of the philosopher first germinates. Mr. Maddux spoke regarding the pleasure afforded him while casually speaking with the deceased, who he always found seeking and reaching for the truth; even from early childhood, these peculiarities existed, but whatever his thoughts or ideas may have been, he has always learned to accord others the privilege to enjoy theirs. Mr. Maddux referred to an address delivered by C. I. Ingersol over the remains of a friend in which he said, "he lived, he loved, he was loved," how much better that would have sounded had said, "he lives, he loves, he is loved," for death he said, is but the gate that opens into a higher and mightier sphere. The deceased, Mr. Maddux said, did not doubt for some years, his mind desired to seek into the spirit world, he wanted to put his foot down upon a solid place. Mr. Maddux concluded by saying, If he had errors write them in sand, if he had virtues, write them in tablets of enduring memery that they be remembered. At the grave a few appropriate remarks were made by Col. Kelso, who stated that Mr. C. C. Luther the deceased was a native of New York, born August 22, 1824; he had been a soldier in the Mexican war, and emigrated to California in 1869, which remarks were followed by an eulogy of the deceased, which was delivered with difficulty in consequence of Mr. Kelso's emotional feelings. In making this report, we find ourselves unable to give Mr. Maddux's remarks more fully owing to our being unable to hear all he said.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: May 31, 1883
Volume Number: 27
Issue Number: 22
Page: 5
Column(s): 6

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