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E is for Eliza and Eugene Frederick (A to Z Challenge)

Eliza Felder and J. D. Frederick were the parents of Eugene.  Mother and son rest at Marshallville Cemetery in Macon County, Georgia.

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Thou God of love, beneath Thy sheltering
wing we leave our dead to sweetly rest.

Weekly Sumter Republican (Americus, Georgia)
6 August 1875, pg. 3

DEATH. – Mrs. Jas. D. Frederick, wife of Hon. J. D. Frederick, of Marshallville, died at 11 o'clock, p.m. on Sunday the 25th, after a painful and distressing illness of several months.  Although this sad event was not unexpected, it has cast a deep gloom over our entire community.  Being a lady of high order intellectual endowments, finely educated, and brought up surrounded by the refining influences of the best society in the proud old State of South Carolina during its palmiest days; being generous, amiable, kind hearted, hospitable, and always cheerful.  She exercised a great influence wherever she moved, and was loved and honored by all who knew her.  All will miss her.  But that home which she has contributed so greatly in making cheerful and happy, over which so dark a shadow now hangs, will miss her most of all.  May He who is able to do all things, cheer the lone and grief-stricken hearts of its inmates, and teach them to bow with humble submission to his will. – Houston Home Journal.

The many friends of Maj. Frederick will read the above with sad hearts, and deeply sympathize with him in his bereavement.  The deceased was a most highly esteemed christian lady.  She was a sister to Mrs. W. T. Davenport, of this place.

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Death is the crown of life.



Are you wondering what's up with all the "letter" posts? I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (links to official page). This challenge lasts through the month of April, with Sundays off.  Each day follows a different letter prompt, in order, from A to Z.  Click here to see all my letter posts on one page (in reverse order). This blog as a whole is one of my themes – telling the tales of tombstones, primarily from those found in the Southern United States and usually the State of Georgia.  You may follow along with me by email and other social media platforms listed at the top of the sidebar.  I and other bloggers in the challenge on Twitter will also be using #atozchallenge.

Though this is my second year in the challenge, it's my first with two blogs.  I am also participating with Lincecum Lineage.  Though it is a one name study blog, my theme there is "kinfolk direct." These genealogy and family history posts all involve a direct relative.

Are you participating in the challenge, too? Please leave a link to your blog in the comments, I'd love to pay you a visit.  Good luck to all involved!

Comments

Janet Miles said…
These are so cool. Love that you are including the stories as well.
Janet
E is for Elton John

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Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' Thus says the Lord God to these bones: 'Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live...'" (Ezekiel 37:1-5, NKJV)