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 Almond Hemenway

Almond Hemenway

Death 12 Sep 1877 (aged 21)
Ottawa County, Kansas, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 10190178 · View Source
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06/18/1856 09/12/1877

In: The Sentinel, September 7, 1877

We learn that Mr. Almond Hemenway, son of Wm. Hemenway, living 4 miles northeast of this place, died on Wednesday night last, of dropsy, aged 22 years.

September 28, 1877
In Memory of Almond Hemenway
By a Friend

Why do we weep and mourn to know
Another dear one's gone to rest?
Safe from all pain and care and woe,
Safe in the 'region of the blest'.

Why do we think of aching hearts,
Of a loving voice, to us so still,
A joyous face, a vacant chair,
A void that time can never fill?

Why do we weep, oh, why these tears?
We know that it is better thus;
Yet, could we pierce the great unknown,
With faith supreme we'd hope and trust.

Ah, mourner, dry those falling tears!
Look up! Whatever is, is right.
You soon must pierce the great unknown-
Behind the darkest cloud is light.

Why weep, when the loved angel form
Is near thee as in days before?
Oh, let him be a beacon light
To guide thee to the other shore.

We must all follow soon, you know
Wouldst thou recall to suffer o'er?
"All's well, weep not," a dear voice says,
I am not lost, but gone before.




  • Created by: Kate Jacques
  • Added: 30 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10190178
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Almond Hemenway (18 Jun 1856–12 Sep 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10190178, citing Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Kate Jacques (contributor 46637583) .