|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1880|
|Death: ||Aug. 4, 1887|
His obituary from the August 12, 1887 Weekly Graphic [Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri]:
[Died] At Greencastle, Missouri, August 4, 1887, Manford F. only son and youngest child of J.C. and Minerva Sohn, aged 6 years, 11 months and 26 days. Little Manford possessed powers of remarkable reasoning for a child of his age and especially the last few days of his life. His suffering at times was great and he would frequently say "it seems that there is no help for me," and that he must die. The day before he died he asked his mother if she thought he was better, she answered that she hoped he was, and asked him what he thought. He replied: "I am growing worse all the time and will die tomorrow." On being asked if he wanted to leave papa and mamma, he said: "No, but I suppose I'll have to go." About two hours before his death, while resting in his father's arms, his face lit up with a smile and pointing upward he said "I see angels;" a short time afterwards he said: "I see Grand Pa." His grandfather Sohn had preceded him about 16 months. When asked if grandpa was waiting for him, and if any other persons were with him, he answered, "yes, but I only know grandpa." A short time before he died, he told his father that he was dying and would like to bid his little playmates, Elbert Baldwin, Webster Shearer and Dotty Taylor good bye. When they came each gave them his hand bidding each good-bye with as much calmness as if they were only separating for a short time. He then in turn bid father, mother and his four sisters, good-bye. May the great physician heal the broken hearts of his parents and sisters and by his dying words lead us all to higher, holier and purer lives.
In the Personals for the same newspaper:
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Sohn were called to Greencastle, Thursday of last week by telegram, on account of the death of their nephew, Manford F. Sohn.
Note: Birth date calculated based upon age at death.
Specifically: He is not listed in any of the transcriptions for cemeteries in Sullivan County, Missouri.
Created by: J.Sullivan
Record added: Jun 28, 2010
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