|Death: ||May 30, 1881|
Helen Josephine Morgan
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLIC, HENRY, IL June 2, 1881
Died at Snachwine, May 30, of consumption, Helen Josephine, 41, daughter of the late Thomas and Clara Morgan.
Yesterday Snachwine had its full measure of sorrow, in the burial of one of its loveliest women, Miss Helen Josephine Morgan, who departed this life on Monday at midnight. She was ready for the transition, and when the death angel called for her, a peaceful smile settled on the pallid face, and the soul, attired in an immortal garb, quietly stepped over the river.
Miss Morgan was the second of eight children, born to the late Thomas and Clara Morgan - one of four boys and four girls, and a native of the place which has been her home. She was a student for six years at Henry female seminary, under the charge of Rev. H. G. Pendleton, assisted by Mt. Holyoke (Mass.) trained teachers. She was a graduate of Cottage Home female seminary of Clinton, Oneida county, N. Y., in 1859 and Eastman's commercial college, Chicago, in 1866, receiving diplomas of superior scholarship from both. Added to this she received a musical education and was a skillful and successful pianist. At the former institution, by over study and extra exertion to excel, her health was impaired, from which she never fully recovered, and which probably hastened and at this early stage in life, terminated her life.
She was a lady possessing many accomplishments of head and heart. Amiable in her disposition, all were her friends, and her circle of acquaintances was wide and choice. She loved books and study, and her conversation betokened a mind well stored with useful knowledge. She was also of a religious turn, and at an early age united with the Presbyterian church of Henry, holding a membership for 14 years. Through the influence of Elder Berry of the Christian church, for a long time a boarder in the family, her views of water baptism underwent a change, and withdrawing form the Presbyterians, she for the past six years has been a member of the Church of Christ of Snachwine.
To the sanctuary where she worshiped from Sabbath to Sabbath, there her remains were brought, and the last rites of filial regard and neighborly respect were performed. The community, in token of their high regard for the deceased and sympathy for the bereft, filled the church, and 30 carriages formed the cortege to the cemetery east of the village, where, amid the requiems of singing birds and a profusion of roses, they laid her to rest. A father, three brothers and three sisters had preceded her.
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