A.E. & Mary E. Arnspiger
Death Claims Another
A.E. Arnspiger Torn from His Family by the Grim Reaper
It is always sad to chronicle the death of a fellow citizen.
Three times has that task fallen to the lot of the writer this week, and
we must now tell the public that A.E. Arnspiger is no more. He passed from
this world into the eternal world Thursday afternoon about 4 o'clock, after
suffering twelve days with typhoid fever. It was not until Wednesday
that the seriousness of his case was realized, and notwithstanding a brave
fight was made both by the patient and physicians in charge, death triumphed.
Eula realized his condition and a short time before the disolution
calling his family and other relarives around his bed, made a beautiful
talk, assuring them that all was well, and beseeching them to so live that
when their summons comes to go they can face death without the slightest
misgiving and take up their abode in that home built without hands.
A touching feature of his remarks was a fervent prayer offered for the
success of the Grayson County Singing Convention, which convenes at Howe
today, and to which he had looked forward with so much anticipation, being
secretary of the organization.
Deceased was 42 years old and son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Arnspiger
of this city. He was born and reared here and the public has known
him from childhood. He was a good citizen, a kind and affectionate
husband and father, and a faithful member of the Baptist Church.
The funeral services were conducted at the Methodist tabernacle
at 10 o'clock this (Friday) morning by Rev. Forrest Smith of Sherman, pastor
of the First Baptist Church of that place. The interment followed
at Van Alstyne cemetery, the ceremonies being in charge of the Odd Fellows,
of which organization he was a member.
A large number of relatives and friend from out of town attended.
A feature of the services which was as beautiful as it was pathetic
was the singing of the favorite song of the dead man by the three Miller
brothers of Sherman, who with the deceased, composed the Macedonian Quartett,
which sang all over this part of the state only a few months ago. There
was scarcely a dry eye among the vast assembly while they sang, "In the
Resurection Morning", his favorite song.