Hugh B. Erwin

 
The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
August 28, 1868, Page 2
 
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Obituary.

HUGH B. ERWIN, eldest son of our brother and esteemed fellow citizen J. A. Erwin, was born in Cassville, Nov. 28, 1852, and died in Cartersville, Sunday morning, Aug. 23, 1868, in the 16th year of his age.

This afflicting bereavement has fallen most unexpectedly upon this community; for no one appeared to enjoy greater promise of long and useful life than our young friend and brother.  On Thursday, he was among his friends in apparently perfect health, but on the following Sabbath morning, the Sun rose on his corpse.  We have laid his dust in the cemetery near-by, to await the glad awakening of the resurrection morn, and betake ourselves to the comforts of a “good hope through grace,” that his redeemed spirit is with the Saviour, whom he loved.

Hugh professed a change of heart, and joined the Methodist Church, at Cartersville, in Aug. 1866, when not yet fourteen years of age; and since then, has lived true to his Christian principles.  The regularity of his attendance upon public worship, his attachment to the Sabbath school, and general discharge of Christian duty, grew out of his love for the religion which he professed. In due time he would have made a most efficient laborer in the Lord’s vineyard, but He who does all things wisely, benevolently, and well has exempted him from “the heat and burden of the day,”  and called him in the freshness of his morning work up to the great reward.  The last work of his young life was to point a friend to “the most excellent way,” and now he enjoys the inconceivable excellencies to which the ever brightening path of the just leads.

Death is the crown of life!
It wounds to cure; we rise! we reign!
C. A. E. [A Tribute of Respect by the Cartersville Male Academy can be found on page 3 of this issue.]

 

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