Josephine Erwin

The Standard
Cassville, Georgia
September 15, 1859, Page 2
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“Too pure for earth
She was exhaled, and went to heaven.”

We regret to announce the death of Mrs. JOSEPHINE ERWIN, consort of Mr. Samford Erwin, of Cartersville, on the 9th instant, after an illness of some ten days, from the effects of Typhoid Fever.  She bore her affliction with Christian meekness, and breathed her last in calm serenity.  Young, she had promise of longer days, yet no one can tell what a day will bring forth.  She has left an affectionate husband and two children and a number of relations and friends to mourn her loss.  But well may they say their loss is her eternal gain, and when they stand by the place where her last remains rest. Exclaim:

“This is hallowed ground—has earth a clod
Its maker meant should not be trod
By man the image of his God,
Erect and free,
Unscourged by superstition’s rod
To bow the knee.
This is hallowed ground—where mourned and missed—
The lips repose our love has kissed;
But where’s their memory’s mansion? Is’t
Yon graveyards bowers?
No! in ourselves her soul exists
A part of ours.”


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