8 June 1858
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"The wisest men are glad to die; no fear Of death can touch a true philosopher. Death sets the soul at liberty to fly, Which whilst imprisoned in the body here It cannot learn."
Departed this life in this city, Saturday, June 5th, 1858, Mrs. GEORGIA A. CLARK, consort of Mr. S. P. Clark, and daughter of the late John P. and Mrs. R. A. Evans, in the 23d year of her age.
Through the mercy of God she has been a sufferer from a fell disease but for a short period. But a few months back she was in the full enjoyment of life, with bright hopes for a brighter future; but she was soon brought to such circumstances as enabled her to view this world and the next aright, and we have ample reason to believe that the result of her consideration was -- God chosen for her portion and Heaven for her home. Through Him she was reconciled, and calmly and tranquilly walked through the dark valley, and now rests in the well chosen home. As a companion and a mother she was loving, kind and affectionate, and faithful in the discharge of her duties -- a dutiful and obedient child -- affectionate and dear as a sister -- amiable and inoffensive in disposition, possessing many christian attributes, and was ever ready and willing to administer to the wants of the afflicted and needy. She was truly and well beloved by all her associates. But she is gone, all earthly ties severed, and she has been torn from us by the relentless hand of death. Calm and serene as a babe in sleep, her immortal spirit went its way to the happy home, we trust. We have consigned her body to its last resting place -- but her memory, ever dear, can never slumber.
She leaves an affectionate husband and an infant boy, as well as numerous relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
Our afflictions are many and heavy, but we will not murmur, for the decrees of Heaven are just, and though uncomprehensible [sic] to us week [sic] creatures, are infinitely wise.
"Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." This should be sufficient to bear up the sinking spirit of the afflicted, and induce them to place their trust in the blessed Redeemer, who died that through him we might have eternal life. Let us feel, then, that this dispensation of Providence is imposed upon us to impress our minds with the mutability of human affairs, and turn out thoughts to God and Eternity, and incite us to strive to live that we shall all meet the loved ones that have gone before, at the heaven of eternal rest and happiness where death and affliction have no part.