DeKalb County Indiana Obituary
The Auburn Courier, Jan. 5, 1871, Thursday
Contributed by Roselyn Wells
Died-On the 22d of December, of brain fever, Thomas only son of Henry W. and Fanny Ford, aged nine years.
None but those who have gone through the terrible ordeal, can fully realize the fond hopes thus rudely blasted and the agony of those who mourn the departure of their little ones. Thomas was a bright intelligent little fellow, for one of his years and had entwined himself in the hearts and affections of all, so that none who knew him, but what partook of the general grief that followed his early demise. No more the childest voice, in sweetest tones shall find an echo in the hearts of loving ones, and the little, feet now cold and still, shall never more keep step to the music of that cherry glowing heart; but e'en a few more days, and then will be revealed the pure and glorious life to which the bright spirit has taken its flight away in the ethereal blue above, where the wearying grief of parents and all shall find an end in everlasting peace.