Maria Pritchett & Infant

 
The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
June 2, 1871, page 3
 
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A few weeks since the mortal remains of Mrs. Satterfield, wife of Mr. Wm. Satterfield, of this place, was consigned to the grave, in the town cemetery.  Hard by her side, on Thursday last, was laid her infant babe.  There mother and child are to await their summons to the skies, on the final day.

Distant, about fifty yards, from these, in the last four days, have been consigned to the tomb, another mother and her infant babe—Mrs. Pritchett, wife of Col. J. Walter Pritchett, also of this place.  Truly “In the midst of life we are in death.”

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We are exceedingly pained to hear of the death of Mrs. Maria Pritchett, consort of Col. J. Walter Pritchett, of this place, and daughter of Frank Daniel, Esq., of Cherokee County, a most excellent gentleman.  She died on Wednesday morning last, after a brief illness; she signified her willingness to die; was confident of getting to Heaven, and requested her husband, children and friends and kindred, to meet her in that bright world above, where death could part them never more.  She died the death that a true Christian alone can die, and has gone to dwell with that God who made her and redeemed her, and whom she so much loved and so faithfully served.  Oh! What a consolation to know that when our loved ones are summoned by death away, that they go to Heaven, that beautiful world on high, the “place where Jesus is,” there, with angels, arch-angels, seraphims, and the countless multitudes whose robes have been washed and made white by the blood of the Lamb, roam the bright plains of glory, and walk the golden streets of the New Jerusalem, ascribing ?? of praise to Him who sits upon the Great White Throne, forever and forever more.
We deeply sympathize with the grief-stricken husband, little children and disconsolate parents, and fain would offer words of condolence, but in ?? like this it would seem almost like mockery; however they should greatly rejoice to know that to-day, she is an angel in Heaven, and in compliance with her dying request, strive to meet her there.
Her funeral was preached on yesterday, at the Baptist Church, in this place, by Rev. R. H. Headen, pastor, after which her remains were interred in the town Cemetery beside her little child.
“There is a world above,
Where parting is unknown;
A long eternity of love,
Formed for the good alone;
And faith beholds the dying here
Translated to that glorious sphere.

Thus star by star declines,
Till all are passed away;
As morning high and higher shines,
To pure and perfect day;
Nor sink those stars in empty night,
But hide themselves in heaven’s own light.

 

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