Edith A Smith
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Friday June 21,1889
Edith A., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Smith, aged 12 years, 2 months and 27 days, died at her home in Paoli, Monday, June 10th. Her death was sudden and unexpected. Thus it is the young and pure are taken in the freshness and bloom of youth, while others just tottering on the verge of the grave are left.
For what purpose we know not. Only a few short days since she was in health and attending school and now she is gone. A chair is vacant at the family hearth, and a doting father, mother and brother are left in sorrow.
The remains were interred in the Paoli cemetery. The family of the deceased has the heart-felt sympathy of the entire community.
In Memory of Edith
Another flower God has taken,
from out our very midst;
She fell asleep, to awaken
In a realm of cloudless bliss,
Father, Mother, grieve no more.
Edith would not have it so.
She's an angel of love, gone before
'l'o wear a robe as while as snow.
Brother, Sister, do not mourn,
Though to you she was so dear
She could not miss that heavenly bourne ,
For the paths of earth so drear.
A bud just ready to put forth
His fair sweet petals to the morn ,
The cold, chill winds of earth
Blighted it er’e to bloomed
¦Where at school her playmates meet.
They will miss her face so fair,
There will be a vacant seat
There will be no Edith there.
Edith sleeps, to awaken never
In this world of pain and death ,
And many are, hastening homeward ,
To their (unreadable).
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