Amy Niles obituary

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Wednesday, March 23, 1881
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--DIED.-- Amy L. Niles departed this life, Wednesday, March 16th, 1881 at 2 A.M., aged 13 years, 4 months, 18 days.

The funeral took place on Thursday, at 11 1/2 A.M., at the residence of Mrs. Didamia Niles, who is the widow of the late John B. Niles of Lyle. Prayer was offered at the house, from thence proceeded to Cedar City school house where a suitable sermon was preached by Rev. A. Cressey of Austin. The funeral was attended by a large number of friends, and the body buried beside her father and two others of the family in the Cemetery of Cedar City.

Amy was a smart, intelligent child up to her father's death, which affected her so that it resulted in spasms which grew worse for 6 or 7 years, and finally caused her death. During the best moments of her short life, she wished her mother to teach her to pray, and on Sunday previous to her death, she said she wanted to "die and go to heaven."

Thus the Lord continues to call these little lambs to himself. Mrs. Niles wishes to give thanks to the friends who kindly assisted her in her daughter's sickness, death and burial.