Rev. Carberry Passed Away After Long Illness.
Rev. Carberry Passed
Away After Long
The Tribune last week contained a brief notice of the death of Rev. Carberry whose death had been expected for about two weeks. Wednesday he seemed somewhat revived and the hope was entertained that he might remain for some time but the end was near and he passed away Thursday about noon. Although sick for a long time he never complained of his sufferings nor did he waver in his faith, but bore it all with Christian fortitude to the end.
Rev. John Henry Carberry was born on a farm near Meltonville, Ia., April 16, 1866, where he grew to manhood. At the age of 22 he attended St. Olaf's college at Northfield for a time but later returned to his home where he engaged in farming. In 1891 on the 28th day of September he was married to Miss Anna Arneson. Soon after their marriage they went to Stewartville, Minn., where he engaged in the mercantile business for a short time. They later moved to Dakota but came back to their farm near Meltonville where they made their home again for three years. In 1895 he bought another farm in Woodbury but soon afterwards sold it to Howard brothers. After the sale of this farm he immediately commenced to prepare himself for the ministry, which he felt he had been called to for some time. He entered Hamline, where he did two years work in one and was later given a charge at Forest City in Meeker county, where he labored faithfully for two years. The field was a hard one and the work compelled him to suffer many hardships which gladly underwent for the cause of Christ. While enduring privations in this rough region his health, which had begun to fail while he was at the University was steadily impaired. At his own request, on account of not seeing more souls born into the Kingdom, he transferred to Perham, Minn., where he labored earnestly for one year when he was taken sick with typed pneumonia and was compelled to give up his chosen work. After seven weeks he was restored sufficiently to return home in June 1903, since which time he has never been well. About a year ago he commenced to build a home in Lyle and moved here a few months later but only to enjoy it for a short time. The deceased leaves besides his wife and daughter Martha aged 10 yrs, his father who resides at Hooker Oklahoma, five brothers, and four sisters. They are Abner and Stephens of Oklahoma, Wm. of Colorado, Herbert of Meltonville, Geo. of Carpenter, Mrs. Valentine of St. Ansgar, Mrs. Kate Robertson of Minneapolis, Mrs. Mrs. Mary Baker of Oregon and Mrs. Emily Anderson of Meltonville.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. A. Ruddock in the Congregational church Sunday morning and interment was made in the Arneson family lot at the Six Mile Grove cemetery.
In the death of Rev. Carberry the community looses a good citizen and a Christian neighbor, who although gone from us has left with us a noble christian influence. Truly it can be said of him the the world is better for his having lived.
E'en for the dead I will not bind my
soul in grief;
Death cannot long divide;
For is it not as though the rose that
climbed my garden wall
Had blossomed on the other side?
Death doth hide,
But not divide.
Thou art but on Christ's other side
Thou art with Christ and Christ with
In Christ united still are we.