Miss Eva Garrett The Alfred Monitor May 15, 1890 Submitted by: Debby Cook
In Memory of Miss Eva Garrett
She has gone from among us,
Far beyond this fair and balmy clime,
To that better land of pur deloight,
Where the angels sing with sweetest rhyme.
From woodland's leafy shade,
Where rests her mortal clay
Her spirit pure has winged is flight,
To dwell in God's eternal day.
Father and mother, she has gone on before,
Though death to her life has set his seal,
By faith you can look through your tears.
And see her again in the land of the lost,
Trust in him that bids us ever hope,
To meet her in that heavenly home,
And walk with her the golden streets,
Around the Savior's only throne.
From where the crystal waters ever flow,
She with rapture chants the strain,
Of the music soft and low,
"God be with you till we meet again."
Oh, dear Eva, how we miss thee,
How our hearts are filled with pain,
Though we know that God has blest thee,
And we hope to meet again.
Eva, in thy long, long illness.
We have tied to ease thy pain,
But it seems you were to leave us,
Yet we hope to meet again.
Oh is hard to part, Dear Eva,
And in death you are so cold,
But we know you are warm in Jesus,
Gathered in his blessed fold.
The following young ladies, beautifully dressed in white, acted as pall bearers in the obsequies of Miss Eva Garrett, with whom they were intimate friends and associates: Effie Myers, Cora McNally, Minnie Baty, Mary Kemp, Grace Kemp and Mattie Justice.
DIED -- At her home in Alfred, May 9. 1890, of spinal fever, Miss Eva Garrett, age 16 years, 6 months and 11 days.
It is with feelings of deepest sorrow that it becomes our sad duty to chronicle the death of this most estimable and lovable young lady. We know of no one in our little city whose departure from this world would call forth such universal expression of sorrow and regret as have been witnessed in this case.
Although treated by the best of medical skill and tenderly nursed with loving hands, the dread disease could not be checked or stayed in its cruel raves, which in the short space of one week, destroyed this very ideal of health and beauty. Of Miss Eva, it can indeed be said, none knew her but to love, and not knowing her can never forget her charming presence, her gentle and cheerful disposition, her pure everyday life and ennobling example of the perfect blending of all those refined and elevating instincts of the true Christian character. As the sun went down in the west at the close of day, the day of her life also closed and passed into the dark beyond. But as the sun rising in the morning she shall rise again all the more glorious for having passed through the night of death into the light of God's eternal day.
To the parents of Eva who have so sadly bereft in this great affliction, and to the other members of the family, we extend the sincere sympathy of a host of friend. Appropriate funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. Garrett by Rev. Mitchell, after which and attended by the largest concourse of friends and neighbors that we have seen upon such an occasion in Oklahoma, the body was conveyed to, and buried beneath the green and wild flowers in the Alfred Cemetery on May 10, at five o'clock in the evening.
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