Anna Eliza Cannon

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
July 24, 1873, Page 3
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We regret to learn that Annie, a little daughter of Col. R. H. Cannon of Stilesboro died on last Sunday.  We tender the bereaved family our sympathy in their sad bereavement.


July 31, 1873
Page 3.


“Is it thy will
Our Father? Say must this pet lamb be given?
Oh! Thou hast many such, dear Lord, in heaven.”

Died, at their family residence near Stilesboro, Bartow county, on Sunday morning, the 20th of July, little ANNA ELIZA, youngest child of Col. R. H. and Mrs. Eliza CANNON.

The eighth summer of beauty and loveliness had passed over the brow of this sweet child, when the angels, on viewless wings, paused their flight, and pityingly watched by the bedside of this beautiful treasure.  Affection and love had well nigh prevailed, when sweetly and “fearlessly she entered the phantom bark” and gently glided o’er the silver stream, and now, on the “beautiful banks of the crystal sea,” she sits “spotless and pure,” this little darling, for ever “free from sorrow and pain,” watching and waiting “evermore” for the loved ones left behind.

“The youngest birdling of our nest,
Her song from us has fled,
It mingles with a purer strain
That floats above our heads.

We gaze, her wings we may not see,
We listen all in vain,
But when this wintry life is o’er
We’ll hear her voice again.”

Stilesboro, July, 1873.


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