|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1886|
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 1891|
Crawford, the four year old child of Jonathon Dewalt, died of scarlet fever at the home of Chas. Blake Jr. in this city on Monday of this week and was buried at Richland cemetery the next day. An obituary was received at this office too late for this issue, but it will appear next week.
Died, Feb. 10th, 1891, at 3 o'clock, a.m., in this city, at the residence of Mr. Chas. Blake, little Crawford, only remaining child of Jonathon and Rebecca Dewalt, deceased. Aged four years, six months and nine days.
Mr. D. had come to Memphis to serve as juryman, and brought him to visit his aunt, Miss Mary Kinney, when he was stricken with scarlet fever, and although he had the best care of physicians and friends he could not get well. In less than five years Mr. D. has lost his wife and two children, first his little daughter, then three years old, later his wife, Rebecca Kinney, and now his dear little boy. His remains were interred in Richland cemetery, at Hitt, on Tuesday the 17th inst.
Over the river the Boatman pale
Carried another, our Houshold Pet;
Darling Crawford, I see him yet;
He crossed on his bosom his dimpled hands
And fearlessly entered the phantom bark;
We saw it glide from the silver sands,
And all our sunshine grew strangely dark.
We may not sunder the veil apart
That hides from our vision the gates of day,
We only know his bark no more
May glide with ours on life's stormy sea,
Yet somewhere, I know, on that unseen shore,
He'll watch, and wait, and beckon for me.
And I sit and think, when the sunset's gold
Is flushing the river and hill and shore,
That I shall one day stand by the waters cold
And list for the sound of the boatman's oar;
I shall catch a gleam of the snowy sail,
I shall hear the boat ast it nears the strand,
I shall pass from sight with the boatman pale,
To the better shore in the spirit land;
I shall know the friends that have gone before,
And joyfully sweet will the meeting be,
When over the river, the peaceful river,
The Angel of Death shall carry me.
Rebecca Holloway Kinney Dewalt (1859 - 1889)
Mary Edna Chastain Dewalt (1883 - 1886)*
John Crawford DeWalt (1886 - 1891)
Created by: Jessica
Record added: Aug 02, 2012
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