Isaac Fricks

 
The Standard
Cassville, Georgia
February 26, 1857, Page 2
 
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DIED

In Cartersville, Ga., Feb. 15th, Mr. Virgil Skinner, son of Julius Skinner.  The deceased was in his seventeenth year. But a day or two before his death, he was apparently in vigorous health, and bid fair to spend many years of usefulness and happiness.  But unexpectedly death blasted all the fair prospects that were before him; and severed him from the society of fond parents and brothers and sisters.  It has been said that “death loves a shining mark,” and this fact has been strikingly exemplified in the death of our young brother.  Perhaps few youths were ever more affectionate and devoted to their parents than he was.  Last year he embraced religion, and since that time lived consistently with his profession.  The follies and vices to which youths are so frequently addicted were shunned by him.  Had he been spared to manhood, he would doubtless have been an exemplary member of the Church, and of Society.  But God’s “thoughts are not our thoughts, neither are his ways our ways.”  An all wise Providence has removed him from the sorrows and temptations of earth to a purer and happier land, and Christian duty demands submission.  In this dispensation of Providence, a warning voice has come to the youths of Cartersville and vicinity, calling upon them to consider their ways and turn unto the Lord.” Will it be heeded?  God grant that it may not be in vain.

A Friend.

 

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