Emma Halverson obituary

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Friday, January 11, 1907
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It again becomes our duty to chronicle the death of one who has been so near and dear to so many in this community and who succumbed to the terrible disease of consumption. Miss Emma Halverson was born August 18th 1868 and died Dec. 25, 1906. Miss Halverson has been in poor health for over a year. She has been gradually failing but we never expected that the end would come so soon. She was of a kind disposition, one who made many warm friends, who will forever cherish her memory. She was the fifth in a family of seven, three sisters, a brother and her father having gone before. Two grown sisters died from the same disease. The deceased was a true Christian, one who wanted to do what was right for both God and people. One of her last expressions was; "Everything is so bright and clear in Heaven". She leaves two brothers and an aged mother, besides a host of other relatives and friends, to mourn her loss. The funeral was largely attended and was conducted by Rev. Esser. Interment was made in the Six Mile Grove cemetery.

Dearest sister you have left us, and how we miss [illegible:?] in our home today. Earthly hopes were bright before you, earthly friends you held most dear. You were free from toil and care, sin can't harm you any more. You shall sleep, but not forever; Jesus died and rose again. Then again we hope to meet with Emma, when all our tears are washed away. -Contributed.