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 Lucretia Pickering <I>Walker</I> Morse

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Lucretia Pickering Walker Morse

Birth
Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 7 Feb 1825 (aged 25)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Plot 6 Cedar Ave., East
Memorial ID 128790339 View Source

Lucretia Pickering was the daughter of Charles Walker and Hannah Pickering Walker. She was married to Samuel F.B. Morse 29 Sep 1818 in Concord, New Hampshire. She was the mother of four and died unexpectedly at a young age.


Inscription

Inscription as recorded in John Warner Barber's volume Connecticut Historical Collections (New Haven: Durrie & Peck and J. W. Barber, 1838), p. 184:

IN MEMORY OF
LUCRETIA PICKERING,
WIFE OF
SAMUEL F. B. MORSE,
WHO DIED FEB. 7TH, A.D. 1825,
AGED 25 YEARS.

SHE COMBINED IN HER CHARACTER AND PERSON A RARE ASSEMBLAGE OF EXCELLENCE. BEAUTIFUL IN FORM, FEATURES, AND EXPRESSION, PECULIARLY BLAND IN HER MANNERS, HIGHLY CULTIVATED IN HER MIND, SHE IRRESISTIBLY DREW ATTENTION, LOVE, AND RESPECT.

DIGNIFIED WITHOUT HAUGHTINESS, AMIABLE WITHOUT TAMENESS, FIRM WITHOUT SEVERITY, AND CHEERFUL WITHOUT LEVITY, HER UNIFORM SWEETNESS OF TEMPER SPREAD A PERPETUAL SUNSHINE AROUND EVERY CIRCLE IN WHICH SHE MOVED.

"WHEN THE EAR HEARD HER IT BLESSED HER; WHEN THE EYE SAW HER IT GAVE WITNESS TO HER."

IN SUFFERINGS THE MOST KEEN, HER SERENITY OF MIND NEVER FAILED HER; DEATH TO HER HAD NO TERROR, THE GRAVE NO GLOOM.

THOUGH SUDDENLY CALLED FROM EARTH, ETERNITY WAS NO STRANGER TO HER THOUGHTS, BUT A WELCOME THEME OF CONTEMPLATION.

RELIGION WAS THE SUN THAT ILLUMINED EVERY VARIED VIRTUE, AND UNITED ALL IN ONE BOW OF BEAUTY.

HER'S WAS THE RELIGION OF THE GOSPEL, JESUS CHRIST HER FOUNDATION, THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF HER FAITH.

IN HIM SHE RESTS IN SURE EXPECTATION OF A GLORIOUS RESURRECTION.


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