Sarah Adalade Rich

The Standard
Cassville, Georgia
June 25, 1857, Page 3
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Tribute of Respect.

Miss SARAH ADALADE RICH, our beloved classmate is no more, she breathed her last and fell asleep and angels wafted her spirit to God who gave it, on Sunday morning 31st of May, in her 18th year of age, at her mother’s residence, Murray county.

There is another mound in the grave yard, another pale sleeper with upturned brow, and hands meekly folded over a pulseless bosom, another loving heart stilled, another pair of sparkling eyes close forever upon all the beauties of this earth, another sweet voice hushed in the eternal silence of the grave never more to gladden the ears of those to whom its highest tones were music.  There are flowers of affection blighted by the chilling hand of death.  There is a homestead with a desolate hearthstone and a stricken Mother weeping over blasted hopes.  There are brothers and sisters and numerous relatives and friends mourning over her early departure.

‘Tis finished, ‘tis done, the spirit is fled,
The prisoner is gone, the Christian is dead,
The Christian is living through Jesus’ name,
And gladly receiving a kingdom above.

In the varied relations of life no fault was found in her.  As a daughter she was dutiful and affectionate, as a sister she was loving and confiding, as a scholar in school obedient and docile, as a friend and classmate she was indulgent and kind, and as a Christian exemplary exact in act and deed.  In a word, to know her was to love her, to speak of her is to praise her.

Therefore Resolved, By this school (of which she was formerly a member) that we feel sad on account of being bereaved of our friend and classmate, but bow with submission to the will of Him who does all things well.
Resolved, That we sympathize (heart felt) with the bereaved Mother, numerous friends and relatives, nevertheless we believe our loss is our deceased friend’s gain.
Resolved, That a copy of this obituary be sent to the Mother of our deceased friend, and also a copy to the office of the North Georgia Times requesting its publication.

These resolutions were passed irrespective of sex or age.


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