|Birth: ||Jun. 16, 1864|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 1909|
The News-Herald. (Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio) 1886-1973, March 04, 1909, 1, Image 3
Leaves have their time to fall,
And lowers to whither at the north wind's
And stars to Bet but all-
Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O,
How true this is, and while our hearts ache and throb with the pain
of parting with our loved ones, feeling that, as in the case of this dear mother, they can so hardly be spared by their families, yet we realize it has been well and wisely planned, for never would we welcome the grim visitor, as our Father can see all things past, present and future, we can say with resignation, He knows best.
Addie Elvira, daughter of John and Elizabeth Tompkins, was born in the
vicinity of Hardin's Creek, June 16, 1884, and lived all her life with in a few miles of this place. January 12, 1892, she was united in
marriage with George Leaverton, whom she leaves in sorrow and
loneliness with two children, Elmer and Cornelia, thus early bereft of a kind and loving mother.
Hundreds of dew drops to greet the dawn
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn
But only one Mother the wide world over.
In January 1908, she was obliged to undergo a surgical operation for cancer, which, however, only prolonged her life and the last year has been one of the most intense suffering, so cheerfully borne. One who helped to care for her said, when going to visit her with the intent of comforting and encouraging her, one went away cheered and helped by her bravery. Her life was one of devotion to her family and home. Next to this was her interest in her beloved church and Sunday School and the Hardin's Creek W. O. T. U. of which she was a faithful and loyal member. A short time before her death she spoke so earnestly of what a help the Union had been to her and would be to all mothers
in rearing their children. About two weeks on Friday after having lain in an almost comatose condition for some hours, she seemed
almost miraculously to rally her falling strength, and calling her family around her bade them good bye, gave her last request to them, telling them to be good and useful and clasping her hands prayed God's blessing upon them, expressing her regret that she could not live to care for her family and her aged father and mother. Everything that her family, relatives, friends and neighbors could do
to care for and lighten her suffering was done and in the early morning of the 20th of February 1909, just as the eastern sky began to give promise of dawn, her brave spirit took flight to be forever at rest. How happy it should make us to have this memory and to know that while she can not come back to us, we can go to her.
And while in life's late afternoon,
When cool and long the shadows grow,
We walk to meet the night that soon,
Shall shape and shadow overthrow,
We can not feel that she is far,
Since near at need the Angel's are,
And when the sunset gates unbar,
Shall we not see the waiting stand,
And white against the evening star,
The welcome to thy beckoning hands.
John Tompkins (1835 - 1911)
Elizabeth Newby Tompkins (1845 - 1916)
George A Leaverton (1855 - 1929)
Addie Elvira Tompkins Leaverton (1864 - 1909)
William Edgar Tompkins (1865 - 1940)*
Charles Ellsworth Tompkins (1867 - 1900)*
Hardins Creek Cemetery
Created by: frenchy
Record added: May 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110957879
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