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Burl Maxwell


Departed from this life Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4th, 1880, Burl Maxwell, youngest son of Jane and Arthur Maxwell. His loss will be felt not only by his parents, brothers and sisters, but by the surrounding community. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church at Tassinong, at which Rev. Edwards, of Valparaiso, delivered a touching discourse.

Oh, fold the hands gently,
And close the dark eyes,
And tread the room lightly,
Where dear Burlie lies.

Oh, so cold are his lips,
And still is his heart;
Out darling Burl's dead,
Alas, we must part.

His short life is done,
His sufferings are o'er;
Farewell, darling son,
We'll see thee no more.

Thy mild spirit left thee
As pure as it found thee,
E'er the cold cares of life
Spread darkness around thee.

Sleep on lovely cherub,
No more shalt thou waken;
Thy body lies quietly,
Cold and foresaken.

No more shall the eyes
Of affection behold thee,
No more shall the arms
Of a parent unfold thee.

Yet our Savior to us
The assurance has given,
That of such as thou art,
Is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: December 23, 1880
Volume Number: 24
Issue Number: 52
Page: 3
Column(s): 6

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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