Minnie Cresswell

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
October 5, 1876, Page 3
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In Rome, Ga., on September 22nd, of membranous croup, MINNIE, only child of the late J. D. and Mrs. F. E. CRESSWELL, aged four years and sixty days.

These few words tell the story, but they tell not of the bright young life quenched in its chrysalis, the glowing hopes blasted, the aching hearts of those left behind.  Words fail to tell it all, and such secrets are too sacred for the eye or the ear of the busy world.

Minnie Cresswell was in many respects a wonderfully gifted child.  In person and feature she was the embodiment of childish beauty; but the promise of her mind far outshone that of her body.  With a marvelous memory she retained whatever person or incident that engaged her attention.  Her bright face and cheerful greeting will long be missed by those who pass the house where her young life was spent, and in which she breathed her last.

Her illness was short, and full of suffering nobly borne.  Her death was sudden and most unexpected.  The shock to her only surviving parent and grand parents must have been a terrible one.  This one thought we offer for their consolation: was it not better to have loved and lost such a child as Minnie, than never to have been blessed with a sight of her dear face, or the sound of her sweet voice now stilled forever,



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