|Death: ||May 13, 1879|
1879-06-02; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
FROM THE NEW YORK CHURCH MAN
"HENRY HOWARD HOUSTON
Entered into rest of Paradise, at Rome, Italy, on Tuesday, May 13, 1879, HENRY HOWARD HOUSTON, Jr., of Germantown, in the twenty-first year of his age.
This announcement will convey for many hearts a consciousness of sad bereavement. We think of the the sudden disruption of a young life, in which were conjoined the many contributors to happiness, usefulness and affection. Having been just graduated fro the University of Pennsylvania in June last, he embarked, with his uncle, the Rev. Charles R. Bonnell, for a protracted tour upon the continent of Europe, which he extended to Jerusalem, Egypt and the Nile. Nearly a year of travel had been fully enjoyed by him and the friends at home were always interested in the glowing and able descriptions of the places of interest through which they passed.
The narrative of a night spent upon the Mount of Olives, where they encamped that they might catch the first beaming of the morning sun upon the neighboring Jerusalem, stirred our hearts as it breathed the spirit of devout reverence for the scene so sacred to every believer.
His journeyings by sea and land had been attended by the most favorable circumstances and every prospect seemed to promise a joyous conclusion, when the early fall would restore him again to kindred and friends.
But the will of God ordered it otherwise. The fatal influences of the climate in Syria and Naples, together with the fatigues of travel gained the mastery over his physical nature and soon after reaching Rome he was prostrated with typhoid fever, which terminated his earthly life.
From the distant scene God had called him to the better home before the proposed course of travel was completed, and it is not for us to question the wisdom or goodness of the Almighty decree."
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