|Death: ||May 16, 1890|
Thursday, May 22, 1890
Paper: Manatee River Journal (Bradenton, FL)
Volume: 2 Issue: 37 Page: 3
On Friday last the little seven year old son of Capt. Bahrt was drowned in the Manatee River. Robby had been fishing that morning and was in the act of putting his fish pole away when he fell in the water. It is thought the little fellow struck his head in the fall, as he made no sound. When found by his almost heartbroken father he had been in the water nearly two hours. Every means to resuscitate him proved unavailing.
On Saturday morning at 10 o'clock little Robert's funeral was attended by the neighbors and friends at his late residence. As Bro. gates read appropriate selections from the scriptures, and reciting little incidences occurring in the life of the child, nearly every eye was wet with tears, and more than one strong man failed to control his feelings. Seldom is seen so much deep, heartfelt sorrow and sympathy expressed as was apparent on this occasion. His remarks suggesting the fact that, "It must be sweet in childhood to give back the spirit to its maker ere the heart hath grown familiar with the paths of sin."
After the solemn procession to the grave, on the bank of the creek near the chapel, was heard the singing of the whippoorwill (a more than unusual thing during the day time), during the reading of the burial services by the minister, the signing of "Sweet Bye and Bye," we left with sad hearts but strong faith in the hereafter.
Carl William Bahrt (1835 - 1899)
Catherine Elizabeth Davidson Bahrt (1850 - 1931)
Carl William Bahrt (1880 - 1937)*
Robert Bahrt (1883 - 1890)
Arthur Cornwall Bahrt (1886 - 1939)*
Created by: Mgreen2
Record added: Aug 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96295831
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