Clara Carter

 
The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
April 18, 1889, page 7
 
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In Memoriam.

Little Clara Carter, daughter of R. C. and M. F. Carter, was taken sick on the 9th of January and died at their home in Talladega county, Ala., on the 17th of March, 1889, aged 8 years, 4 months and 21 days. A child of rare beauty and modesty, affectionate in disposition, she attracted all who met her. The joy and delight of fond parents, the idol of brothers and sisters, the light of the home, a source of pleasure from morn to night, she is gone, gone to be with Jesus. Trained by pious parents, almost from infancy she seemed impressed by Sunday school lessons, and by the “Lord’s Prayer,” which she whispered even in sleep during her illness.

A beautiful flower, she was lent to earth only for a few short years, now transplanted to bloom ever more in the gardens of Heaven.

The ways of God are indeed past finding out. But in His infinite mercy and loving kindness, we know He has taken our little one to himself, and one day, if we are His, we will meet her among the white robed throng who worship around the throne.

Dear friends, your darling is not dead, she has only begun to live, and just beyond the shadows she awaits your coming. You have one more “treasure in Heaven.” May your hearts be comforted, when you remember that “It is well with the child.”—M. B.

 

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