|Birth: ||Jan. 26, 1847|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1893|
New Castle (NC) Courier, Friday, August 18, 1893
Daughter of Thomas and Edith Vaughan, was born in Logan county, Ohio, Jan. 26, 1847 died at Spiceland, Ind., Aug. 10, 1893. The family moved to Henry county, Ind., while she was yet a child. In her 16th year she united with the Methodist Church at Greensboro and was baptised. In the Autumn of 1871 she was married to Robert Porch. One child was born to them, Samuel Carlton, who so recently preceded her to the good beyond. After her marriage she united with the Friends Church. She was of a cheerful, happy disposition, and took pleasure in having others share her happiness. On account of feeble health which continued for several years, she was not always able to render aid, yet she felt an earnest sympathy for the sick. Many in need have felt her kind ministration when the world knew nothing of it. While mortals suffer and need sympathy, such deeds will be like the cup of cold water in His name: "They shall in no wise lose their reward." For ten weeks she had been confined to her room, and although her son lay dying in another room and her mother-heart yearned to soothe his last moments, yet never a murmur or word of complaint was heard to escape her lips. Her patience was remarked by all her attendants.
Her faith in God's grace sustained her through the trial of her son's death, and she expressed a desire to be released in His own good time. To a friend she said: " I thought I was prepared to go, but I have had a new experience, and I can't tell thee how happy I am."
During the revival last winter she professed heart purity, and her daily life since then has been a closer walk with God. The Bible had been her delight and daily companion and she enjoyed reading it to ther son. After she was unable to read she would repeat Psalms and other portions of scripture, and praises to God were in her heart and on her lips.
Emma Porch was an obedient daughter, a careful mother, a good neighbor and a faithful wife. May it be said of her, by Him she humbly served, "She has done what she could."
Samuel Carlton Porch (1878 - 1893)*
Circle Grove Cemetery
Created by: susan clemons
Record added: May 31, 2010
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