Master Frank Hook Paul Dead.
At 4 o'clock Thursday morning, February 23d, Master Frank Hook Paul died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Paul, on Washington Avenue in Perry.
Just before the bright dawn of a new day, the soul of the precious boy was transported to the Eternal Home, where for him a glorious new and everlasting day began.
The funeral was at the home Friday morning, and the burial in Evergreen cemetery. A very large crowd attended in sympathy with the bereaved family, and the floral tributes were especially beautiful.
Little Frank Hook lacked just a month and five days of being seven years of age, a remarkably bright and stalwart boy. He was the second son and youngest child, the idol of his parents, elder brother and grand-mother.
Just a week before his death he went after the physician for his brother, and on Saturday he was himself attended by the same physician. From the first attack his illness was serious. All that medical skill and the love of parents and neighbors could do was without avail, the Heavenly Father having commanded, "Suffer the little child to come unto Me, and forbid him not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
With the sorely bereaved parents, brother, grand-mother and other near relatives, their many friends tenderly sympathise.
Why do people put rocks on grave stones? Some time ago, I learned that the rocks signified a visitor. That is true enough, but I decided to learn a little more about the custom and share my findings with you. Putting rocks on tombstones is most often described as a Jewish custom. There are many "Ask a Rabbi" columns out there, but I did not find one that knew for sure where the custom originated. They all agreed, however, that a rock symbolized a visitor and when put on a tombstone said, "I remember you." I also read that some people pick up a rock wherever they are when they think of a person that has passed. Then, the next time they visit the grave, they place the rock to say, "I wish you were here." Rabbi Shraga Simmons offers a deeper meaning: "We are taught that it is an act of ultimate kindness and respect to bury someone and place a marker at the site. After a person is buried, of course, we can no longer participate in burying them. H