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Eva Osborn

In Memoriam.

The following lines are inscribed to the memory of Miss Eva Osborn, who died on the 9th of April after an illness of twenty-four hours. He age was seventeen years, ten months, and twenty-one days. Her life, though brief, had not been uneventful nor unsuccessful. She had taught twenty-eight weeks of school, and by her zeal and kindness, had won the love of her pupils and the esteem and confidence of the people. On the day following her burial she was to have resumed her labors, in her former school. She was an earnest student, a dutiful daughter, and a faithful friend. She will long be missed by the circle in which she moved.

Dearest Eva, thou hast left us
And thy loss we deeply feel;
But we know 'tis God bereft us
And he doeth all things well.

But 'tis hard to lose thee darling;
Hard to give thee to the tomb;
And our hearts are sad and lonely
While our home is filled with gloom.

Can we say "'Tis well, our Father?"
Can we calmly give her up?
Must we learn the bitter lesson?
Can we drink the dreaded cup?

Yes, 'tis well; since He hath called thee
From a world of sin and pain,
And when life with us has ended
We may hope to meet again.

Yes! Again we will meet our dear one
In the land beyond the blue,
Where no storms of earth can gather
She will live her life anew.

Father, mother, long will miss thee;
Brothers, sisters, drop a tear,
When at eve they cross the treshold
And behold no Eva near.

And the friends who long hath loved thee
Oft will grieve that thou art gone;
In their past times they will miss thee,
Miss thy smiles and loving tones.

Thou wilt surely be remembered
by the children thou hast taught;
They will often think of Eva,
Often of their teacher talk.

Thou has yielded up the scepter,
Laid each earthly burden down;
At the feet of Christ, the Savior,
And hast gone to wear a crown.

Storms may gather around thy dwelling,
But cannot disturb thy rest;
For the soul we loved, immortal,
Is with angels and the blest.

Now, farewell, we'll not forget thee,
Thou on earth we meet no more;
To our hearts we hope to press thee
In the bright forever more.


Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: May 19, 1881
Volume Number: 25
Issue Number: 20
Page: 2
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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