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Sarah Ruth Cockrum
                                                                                              

Little Sarah Ruth Cockrum, aged 3 years, died this morning at the house 
of her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Stephenson, of brain fever, an ailment 
from which she had been a sufferer for the past two weeks. Something 
over a year ago Mrs. Mary Cockrum came to Mt. Vernon to live following 
the death of her husband, Frank Cockrum, which occurred at Ina. The family 
formerly lived in Kansas City, where the little daughter was born. While 
here but a short time, the sweet little girl brought a brightness into the 
world that will be missed. She had such a sweet and attractive manner about 
her which seemed to perpetuate a gladness wherever she went. The dainty 
little flower has been transplanted to the great garden above, where no 
withering or dying ever comes and this thought brings comfort to those who 
expect to meet the loved one at the end of life's journey. A short funeral 
service will be held at the house of Mrs. Stephenson, 501 South 17th Street, 
and the body will be taken to Ina for burial. 

*NOTE*
Sarah Ruth Cockrum is buried next to her father Stephen Frank Cockrum 
at Kirk Cemetery. B. July 22, 1912; D. April 5, 1916

Source: Mt. Vernon Daily Register
Date: Thursday, April 5, 1916
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman


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