Margaret Brown, Joseph Rogers and Wm. A. Bone

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Image and transcription contributed by Judy Simpson on 11 June 2004
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The Western Star, dated 10 Aug 1849 (obtained from the Ohio Historical Society, microfilm roll # 19249)
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Mrs. Margaret Brown

DIED—On the 25th of July, at the residence of her son, Daniel Brown, in Carrol county, Indiana, Mrs. Margaret Brown, formerly of this city, in the 37th year of her age.

Joseph Rogers

DIED—On the afternoon of Sunday last, in Waynesville, Joseph Rogers, of cholera.

Wm. A. Bone

Departed this life, on the 18th of July, Mr. Wm. A. Bone, of consumption, in the 35th year of his age. The ways of Providence are truly strange and mysterious. In the death of Mr. Bone the friends are called to mourn the loss of a kind friend taken from their circle in the prime of life. It is hard for us to understand why our friends are taken from us in the meridian of life, yet so it is; and we must try to bow in humble resignation to Him whose understanding is infinite; and while he uses the rod we must labor to profit thereby.

Mr. Bone was a worthy citizen of this community. He was a man of modest, quiet and unassuming habits of life, and was well and favorably known by all this community. During his short life he passed through many severe trials and sore afflictions, but Death has called him away from his earthly afflictions.

Some years ago he professed faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and was quite clear in his apprehensions of the Savior’s pardoning mercy for a short time, but soon relapsed into a doubting state of mind, the consequence of which was he never united with the visible Church of Christ. Hence he lived measurably, in a religious point of view, under a state of doubtful suspension, not fully satisfied in his own mind whether he was a Christian or not, yet at times venturing to hope that he had passed from death unto life. I have no doubt that this doubtful suspension was the result of living in the neglect of duty, and had he but carried out his duty fully he might have enjoyed fully the blessings of a Christian’s life. But from what we know of Mr. Bone, we charitably hope that when he was in the providence of God called from the walks of men he was taken to rest with the Redeemer in Heaven.

He left behind him a wife and a little son to mourn their irreparable loss; and an aged mother, brothers and sisters, and numerous friends and acquaintances. Yet their loss is his eternal gain. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and his ways past finding out!”


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