Mrs. Emma Anderson

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
August 1, 1889, page 5
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Death of Mrs. Anderson.

Mrs. Emma Johnson Anderson is dead. When the fact of her death was known in Adairsville on Sunday morning of last week there was sadness and gloom in that quiet town. Nor was this grief confined to Adairsville alone. There were many heavy hearts elsewhere; for she was widely known and universally loved.

As child, girl and woman, I have known her, and never in all my life have I known a sweeter, purer character. To think of her is to go back to the happy childhood days at Adairsville. She was a sunshiny, glad-hearted little girl, with blue eyes and yellow hair and the very air about her seemed always full of happiness and good will. In her death I feel that I have lost a part—the best part—of my childhood. She was the playmate of my childish years, the companion of my youth, the class-mate of my school days and the friend of my manhood. I cannot think of those dear old days at Adairsville without thinking of Emma Johnson.

And now that she is dead there is grief at my heart, and tears come swelling into my eyes. But if a friend can fell her loss so keenly, what must be the grief of husband and parents, whose idol she was and whose homes she brightened and blessed? Theirs, I know, is a grief akin to despair, and their hearts are indeed desolate.

In the presence of such a sorrow we can only stand with mute lips and uplifted eyes, pleading at heart for strength to bear the loss and faith to believe that God doeth all things well.---W. J. N.


The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
September 5, 1889, page 7


Another pure white rose has been removed from earth and transplanted into the green fields of Eden. Another pure lamb of Christ’s flock on earth has “crossed over the river to rest in the shade.” Another angelic spirit, another child of God, has fallen asleep in the arms of Jesus, who will awake her on the resurrection morn with the glorious summons of “come ye blessed.” Oh, how hard it is to give up and part with such a pure and lovely one as Emma J. Anderson, who died at 3 p. m., July 21st, at her home in Adairsville, Ga. Gathering home, one by one, Ah, that reunion at last with the loved and departed will heal many an aching heart.

Farewell dear Emma, we hope to meet thee
In that beautiful land,
The far away home of the soul,
Where no storms ever beat, on that glittering strand,
While the years of eternity roll.
--L. A. J.


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