Joel  Conyers Turk

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
March 29, 1900, page 1
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Tribute to a Baby Boy.

On the morning of March 20th, at half past three, the death angel came to the home of Dr. and Mrs. F. V. Turk and took from them their precious little babe.  “But it was not in cruelty, not in wrath; the reaper came that day.”  Twas an angel that visited the earth and took little Joel away.  Let mama and papa and all that loved him look beyond the dark, cold grave, he is not there, but anchored in heaven, “Safe in the arms of Jesus, safe on His gentle breast.”  There he is waiting to receive us, then when we have gone to rest.  It was not quite two years ago that little Joel came to brighten the home, but God saw in him a flower too pure for earth and fitted only for heaven’s diadem.  He was an unusually bright little fellow and made all love him by his bright cunning ways.  “Tis sad to know that in this life we will never see his sweet little face again, but how sweet to know that little Joel and Willie are in heaven waiting for mama and papa and brother and all that loved him.

A few more years shall roll,
A few more lessons come
And we shall be with those at rest,
Asleep within the tomb.

A few more struggles here,
A few more partings o’er
A few more toils, a few more tears
And we shall weep no more.

M. C.


March 29, 1900
Page 5.

The friends of Dr. and Mrs. F. V. Turk, of Stilesboro. Deeply sympathize with them in the loss of their little baby boy, Joel Conyers Turk, whose death occurred last Wednesday.  He was about twenty months old, and a bright and attractive child.  The burial took place on Thursday at Raccoon cemetery.


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