Mrs. Probart was born in the State of New York; was married to L. M. Probart of Wisconsin, at the age of 23 years, and soon after united with the Baptist Church, of which she has ever since been a most honored and useful member. The christian graces were most plainly exemplified in her daily walk. -- When the Messenger came, He found her ready; "her lamp trimmed and burning." Although her last hours were filled with intense suffering, she frequently testified of her strengthened faith in "Him who doeth all things well."
She has gone to join the tender bud, the little daughter, who scarcely breathed the air of earth, ere she soared away to bloom and rejoice in the gardens of Paradise, just one short week before her mother. Another loved one has passed from our midst; another home circle rent in twain, its light dimmed and true hearts saddened. Many are the friends who are called upon to bear this deep affliction. Aged mother, husband, daughter and many brothers and sisters mourn for the loss of an ever dutiful daughter, a kind and affectionate wife, a most tender, loving mother, and a dear elder sister, whose wise counsels they will miss more and more as the years glide by. Not only is she missed by those to whom she was dear by the ties of relation; but amid the large circle of friends to whom she has endeared herself by her sunny nature and timely help in hours of affliction and distress. The bereaved husband and little daughter have the tender sypathies of the entire community, in this their hour of sadness.
Two precious treasures beneath the sod,
Now calmly rest;
Two spotless souls ascended to God,
Are sweetly blessed;
Two of our loved ones await us in Heaven,
Two angels fair;
O, Father grant these jewels to Thee given,
May guide us there.
Fare thee well, my noble husband,
Faint not 'neath the chastening rod;
Throw thy strong arms around our Lula,
Keep her close to thee, and God.
Source: St. Charles Times, newspaper - St. Charles, Winona, Minnesota, April 11, 1874 Edition
Submitted by Elaine Dent