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Georgie Elvira Morgan

Funeral of Georgie Morgan.
On Thursday, March 1, at 2 o'clock a large assemblage of friends and neighbors gathered at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George Morgan to pay their last mark of tribute to the memory of their daughter, Georgie. Every available room in the house was crowded, while many of the friends were obliged to remain outside during the services. After the singing of the anthem "Sleep thy last sleep," by members of the M. E. choir, the Rev. A. C. Weston, pastor of the Methodist church, delivered a touching and eloquent funeral sermon. Rev. Bennett followed with a fervent prayer, in behalf of the bereaved family.

Georgie E. Morgan was born April 15, 1882, and always enjoyed good health until Sunday, Feb. 18 last when she was taken suddenly ill, and suffered untold agonies until Tuesday, Feb. 27, when death came to relieve her.

In the death of Georgie, the home has lost a very loving and bright child. She was a reflected ray of heavenly goodness. She occupied a space in the affection of the family, and in the hearts of all those with whom she associated, that nothing but true goodness and innocent purity can occupy.

As a pupil in music and in the public school, her instructors speak in the highest term of the interest she manifests and her anxiety to master all that she understood, and the manifestation of the spirit endeared her to the hearts of her teachers.

She was also a student in the school of Christ. She early learned that He said, "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for such is the kingdom of heaven," she learned of who endured the cross, and was in her child way arming herself with the same mind.

In her illness she was patient and cheerfully submitted to all that was thought best. She talked much of going home, she even begged, and when asked by her dear mother if she could go alone she replied, I suppose I can, and even cheered her soul for the journey by trying to sing some familiar hymns, and when the last moments came she turned to all around her dying couch and said Good by and the soul of dear Georgie took its flight to realms of endless day.

Though God has bereft you and made earth a waste and dreary place to you, at the same time has He not greatly endeared heaven to your affections? He has placed bright lures there to win your thoughts and hopes, and fond asperations. Spirits of the just made perfect are there with whom you have been united here in the most endeared relations, whom you loved, and with whom you lived as the heir to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that fadeth not away.

Give your wounded, bleeding hearts anew to God. He will heal, by the baptism of your sorrows. Consecrate yourselves afresh to the loving Christ till the hour of your sweet release from all terrestrial touble shall come, till

"Life's duties done, as sinks the day,
Light from its load, the spirits flies,
While heaven and earth combine to say
How blest the righteous when he dies."

Among those present from abroad were Mrs. J. Ropesay, Mrs. J. M. Cormack, J. Violet, from Chicago, Geo. Witner, J. M. Cheilas, South Bend, Jos. Gardner, E. Thomas from Valparaiso.

Many letters of condolence were received and greatly appreciated by the bereaved family.

The floral offerings contributed by Mr. J. M. Studebaker, Geo. Witner, Mr. and Mrs. Gardner, Mrs. August Hillstrom, Chas. Jeffrey, The Cousins," and The Cookery club of Valparaiso, were very beautiful.


Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: March 9, 1894
Volume Number: 10
Issue Number: 48
Page: 1
Column(s): 6

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

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                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
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