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Ida Amy Powell

POWELL. -- At the residence of her father, Mr. L. W. Childs, No. 54 Washington street, Valparaiso, Ind., on Friday morning, Oct. 31st, 1879, of pulmonary consumption, MRS. IDA AMY, wife of George Walter Powell, in the 27th year of her age.

The subject of this brief notice, Ida Amy Childs, was born in Michigan City, June 12, 1853. On the 23rd of September, 1875, she was united in marriage to George Walter Powell, of this place. To them were born two children, both of whom survive her. After the birth of her second child, her health, infirm at best, began to show signs of failure, and early last spring decided symptoms of consumption had been developed, and from that time till her release from suffering b death, she continued to decline. Very early in life she found peace in believing in Jesus Christ, and before men confessed the Savior, uniting with the Presbyterian church of this place, in the communion of which she remained while she lived. An unwavering trust in the Redeemer, and a bright hope of immortality sustained her during her long and painful illness, and enabled her, as she neared the end, to desire to depart and be with Christ. In intellect she was intelligent; in manners refined; in disposition gentle, loving and trustfful. She had those qualities which enabled her to win many friends and to hold them fast. There are many who grieve over her early departure from this life, yet in their sorrow they rejoice at her release from suffering and because after having served the Lord Jesus Christ on earth, she has gone to be with Him in heaven. In the very room, where, a little more than four yearsago she stood a happy bride, on Friday morning last she quietly breathed her last, and in that room, where her friends, after listening to her vows of fidelity to her now bereaved husband, gathered around her to greet her as a wife, many of the same friends, last Sabbath afternoon, sat around her coffin, draped with flowers, as lovely as those which formed her wedding canopy, and listened to the words of consolation from the lips of the same minister who had solemnized her marriage.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: November 6, 1879
Volume Number: 23
Issue Number: 45
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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