Abbie Edna Boice

Abbie Edna Boice

Death 23 Sep 1893 (aged 10)
Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
Burial Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
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Death of Abbie Edna Boice.
At nine o'clock, Saturday night, September 23d, 1893, Abbie Edna Boice reached the end of her long suffering and entered upon that peaceful rest which is found only in that "home beyond the tide."

Deceased was ten years, ten months and sixteen days old; the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Boice, and had passed her entire life in our midst. Shortly after last Christmas she was afflicted with nervousness to such an extent that it became necessary to take her out of school. The disease grew into rheumatism and later on dropsy and heart trouble developed. The best medical skill, careful nursing, devoted care of parents and friends was of no avail. The little one suffered for nine long months and was only relieved by the icy hand of death.

Abbie was a bright child, loving and lovable, particularly affectionate to her parents, to whom she was earnestly devoted, and to her sisters and half-brother James H. Boice, all of whom occupied the warmest place in her young heart at all times. Her patience during her long and almost continuous suffering, was remarkable. Scarcely a murmur escaped her little lips, although at times the pain was intense. She realized that she could not live, yet clung to life with a tenacity that astonished all who were familiar with her case. But tired, exhausted nature could endure no longer and the spirit took its flight, as above stated.

Funeral services were held at the residence on Sunday, at four o'clock p. m., by Rev. W. A. Howard, of the Methodist church, after which the remains were followed by a large number of sorrowing friends, to the city cemetery.

We regret that we cannot say that which will comfort the stricken parents, but those who have lost a child, know what little consolation is to be derived from mere words. That Abbie could not live, was plainly apparent to all and that she is relieved of all suffering and is in the full enjoyment of the only peace that embodies air that the word implies, is well known to her parents, and should serve as a balm to their wounded hearts, as it no doubt will when time the great healer has given them an opportunity to recover from the shock.

The child is like the tendril to the parent stem. It's life grows with the lives of its parents; the little heart-strings interweave themselves with those of the parent heart, so closely that they become as one, and to tear them asunder, stops the pulsation of one and leaves the other mangled, bleeding, paralyzed, until the wounds heal and, as with the vine, time strengthens it; starts the life-current afresh, and enables it to live again, as before the ruthless hand had torn them asunder.

Our faith in the Father is based upon the firm belief that he makes no mistakes; that he "doeth all things well" and when these stricken parents can realize this, the great burden of sorrow will be removed and they will feel that he was kind to them in taking little Abbie from this world of care and sorrow and suffering to that land of eternal rest where peace, comfort and happiness reigns supreme.

Galena Weekly Republican, Galena, Kansas
30 September 1893, Saturday, Page 1

Her birth date was calculated based on information in her obituary.

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