Jane E. McMillen
Ontario County, New York, USA
|Death||28 Apr 1877 (aged 41)
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
|Burial||Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA|
|Memorial ID||130526621 ·|
Peter J. McMillen
Wife of P. J. Mc Millen
May 2 (broken)
Aged 41 years,
8 m's & 16 d's
Dearest wife thou hast left us,
But our loss it is your gain,
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
In a world that's free from pain.
[Note - the following section is the last stanza from a poem entitled 'Parva Domus - Magna Quies' which is translated 'Small House, Great Peace'. This poem was republished in Littell's Living Age, No. 1487, December 7, 1872 from the original printing in "All The Year Round", a London-based publication conducted by Charles Dickens.]
A narrow home, and far beyond it lieth
The land whereof no mortal lips can tell.
We strain our sad eyes as the spirit flieth,
Our fancy loves on heaven's bright hills to dwell.
God shuts the door, no angel lip uncloses;
They whom Christ raised no word of guidance said.
Only the Cross speaks where our dust reposes,
"Trust Him who calls unto his rest our dead."
- Created by: J Sanford Kruizenga
- Added: 28 May 2014
- Find a Grave Memorial 130526621
Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jane E. McMillen (16 Aug 1835–28 Apr 1877), Find a Grave Memorial no. 130526621, citing Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by J Sanford Kruizenga (contributor 47257349) .