Mrs. Martha Boyd Johnson

The Cartersville American
Cartersville, Georgia
July 13, 1886, page 1
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In Memory of Our Sister.

On the morning of the 24th ultimo, at twenty minutes past six o’clock, a m., in the stillness and solitude of the morning, as the bright sun was just peeping from the eastern horizon, Mrs. Martha Boyd Johnson, wife of J. P. Johnson, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Arnold, departed this life, aged twenty-eight years, nine months and seven days.  Her two little twin boys preceded her to Heaven just two weeks.  Her sufferings were great and more than she could tell, yet she bore them with Christian fortitude, and was never heard to murmur.  She had a presentiment before she was taken sick that she was going to die, and talked often about it.  She was always quiet and calm, and did not seem to fear death, and told us she was prepared, and waiting for His will to be done.  She had been a member of the Baptist church for several years, and proved by her daily walk that she was a true Christian, and when the reaper came he took the lovely and fair, and left us with only the memory of our dear one.  She was a dutiful daughter and never from childhood was she heard to murmur or complain, and as a wife she was loving, devoted, and true, and sadly is she missed by her dear companion who was devoted to her.  Their married life was like a sunbeam, which suddenly shines brightly and is then obliterated.  Her hand was never idle, and it is a rare enjoyment to enter her little home and see the many adornments placed there by her.  But her work of life is over.  The scenes of this life on earth are closed with her.  The curtain has fallen for the last time and left us – her husband, relatives and friends, in the gloom and darkness of death’s sorrow and sadness.

[A long poem, signed Minnie Lee Arnold, Kingston, Ga., follows.  It is difficult to read because of many folds in the paper obscuring words so I have not transcribed it. –L. T. B.]



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