Augustus Verdery Akin

 
The Standard
Cassville, Georgia
June 18, 1857, Page 3
 
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OBITUARY.

Died, in Cassville, on the morning of the 10th inst., AUGUSTUS VERDERY, son of Warren and Mary F. AKIN, aged two years, five months and eleven days.

Too pure and sinless for earth—loved by the Saviour, he has been carried by angels to the kingdom of heaven to dwell forever with God.

Young as he was, he was remarkably fond of singing to his mother, and possessed a capacity for music rarely found in one of his tender age.  A verse of one of his favorite songs, which he often sang, faintly tells of the home of the loved and absent one:

“There is a happy land.
Far, far away.
Where saints in glory stand,
Bright, bright as day:
Oh! How they sweetly sing.
Worthy is our Saviour King,
Loud let his praises ring,
Praise, praise for aye!”

But he will sing no more on earth.—The music of his sweet voice is hushed.  He is gone!
“Wherefore should I make my moan,
Now the darling child is dead?
He to early rest is gone,
He to paradise is fled:
I shall go to him, but he
Never shall return to me.”

[A funeral notice for the child of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Aiken can be found on page 3 of the June 11, 1857 issue.]

 

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