Saturday, September 15, 2012

Emma C.Mathews

Mrs. Emma C., wife of Ben T. Mathews, at their home 1113 Cumberland St., Little Rock, Ark., August 24th, 1891 at 7 o'clock a.m. Aged thirty-nine years and seven months.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Hill of Mississippi, her mother now being Mrs. Tolbert, of this city.
She and Mr. Mathews were married the 22 of February 1871, and seven children were born to them; two have gone before, while five remain, three girls and two boys, who deeply mourn the loss of one of the truest and best mothers, whose earnest prayers for her childrens' present and eternal well being, will doubtless never be forgotten by them.
Mrs. Mathews has been a pious and faithful Christian from her 12th year, but did not join the church until about twenty years ago, and she was baptized by her step-brother, Rev. Thomas S. Tolbert, into the fellowship of the Dardanelle Baptist church, of which she remained a faithful member until the removal of the family to this city several years ago, when she became a member of the Second Baptist church, in which she enjoyed the fullest confidence of the pastor and entire membership, and her death is a sad bereavement to all.
The funeral took place from the residence August 24th, at 4 0'clock, conducted by her pastor, Interment at Mt. Holly.
A.B. Miller, Pastor

Arkansas Baptist, Little Rock, Arkansas
September 3, 1891, page 7

J.J. Emerson

Elder J.J. Emerson, born JUne 11th, 1862, died at his home in West Fork, Ark., August 5, 1891.
Bro. Emerson suffered for a year with that dreadful disease, consumption. He bore his affliction with much patience, saying "the Lord's will be done." He was resigned to die, and died triumphant.
He was married eight years ago and leaves a wife and three little children to mourn their loss, but they will meet again. He who said. "I will be a father to the fatherless and a husband to the widow" will watch over, comfort and strengthen them. He will not forsake those who call upon him. May he watch over the dear ones left behind.

Arkansas Baptist, Little Rock, Arkansas
August 27, 189i, page 7

Oney ELizabeth Bain

Sister Oney Elizabeth Bain, near Center Grove, Arkansas, June 21st, 1891. Aged about 20 years.
Sister Bain was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church, the only daughter of Bro. William and sister Guire, and wife of Bro. Bain. She was a Baptist and a true Christian and when she knew that it was the Fathers will to call her from earth to heaven, she was willing to go. She had only been married a few months, but her conversation with and prayers for her husband caused him to embrace Christ as his Savior.

The sunlight falls upon her grave
To Chase the shadows far away,
And he who died her soul to save
Has called her home to endless day.

J.L. Brown, Pastor

Arkansas Baptist, Little Rock, Arkansas
august 27, 1891, page 7