Friday, January 29, 2010

Burres Smith

Burres Smith, infant son of Dr. R. J. and Virgia Smith, died in Grand View, Texas, April 13, 1896. Aged 4 months. "Baby Burres is dead. Wire me if you can come"  When this sad telegram reached us, oh, how our hearts were rent with sorrow; bleeding not only for the loss of our precious little grandchild, but for our own grief stricken child so sorely distressed. It was impossible for us to reach her to offer consolation. But the Savior said, "Suffer little children to come unto me." This consolation is sufficient to the bereaved, even in a distant land. May the Lord look with great mercy on the distressed father, mother, sister and little brother, who can not realize what trouble is and can only say , " Baby is gone" Yes, our darling is gone where suffering is no more. Blessed thought.  Grandma
Holly Springs, Arkansas

Arkansas Baptist, May 20, 1896, page 15

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