Minnie Bennett Wester

The Standard
Cassville, Georgia
March 24, 1859, Page 3
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In Calhoun, GA., on the 16th inst., of membranous croup, MINNIE BENNETT, aged two years, ten months and six days—eldest child of W. V. and M. S. WESTER.


March 31, 1859
Page 2


In Calhoun, Ga., on the evening of the 16th inst., of Membranous Croup, MINNIE BENNETT, oldest child, and only daughter of Wm. V. and Susan B. WESTER, aged 2 years, 10 month and 4 days.

Thus has the beautiful and lovely flower, in its early budding, been plucked from earth to be transplanted in fairer climes.  Dear Minnie!  No more on earth will thy lovely prattle enliven our hearts and buoy up our spirits.  No more will thy little elastic steps and joyful smile welcome thy father’s evening return home.  No more will thy arms entwine about thy devoted mother’s neck, nor thy warm kiss be felt upon her lips.  But, we know thou art with beings purer than any on earth, and while you cannot return to us, we may shortly go to you.  Oh, may your last words to your father, ever encourage all near and dear to you, to prepare for that region of bliss where thou hast gone.—How well do we remember your dying words,--“Papa, the little Angels are here! They have come after me, to carry me to God.”  Could thy weeping parents, to-day, draw aside the curtain, and see the angelic spirit of their too much doated on child, tuning the golden lyre to the praise of Him who said “Suffer little children to come unto me,” they would not wish thee back.  Therefore, no longer be disconsolate, but remember you have a new attachment in heaven, and let its drawings ever keep you in the path that leads to where the spirit of your dear Minnie now dwells.


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