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Samuel Elmer Ledman, Jr

Death 21 Apr 1887 (aged 16)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot SECTION P Lot: 692- Grave: 1
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Louisville, Kentucky
April 22, 1887


Young Samuel E. Ledman Dies From Blood Poisoning Caused By a Slight Sting.

Samuel E. Ledman, Jr., aged sixteen years, eldest son of Mr. S. E. Ledman, the jeweler, died at his father's residence, 1306 Fourth avenue, yesterday morning from an unusual cause. On last Thursday, while on his way home from school, he was bitten on the cheek by an insect which he thought was a honey-bee. Beyond a slight stinging at the time there was no pain attached, and he paid no attention to the matter until Saturday morning when the cheek began swelling at a rapid rate. A physician was called, who pronounced that the boy was dangerously afflicted with blood-poisoning. Every effort was made to stay the progress of the affliction, but without avail. The swelling, together with a raging fever, which accompanied it, so distorted the boy's face as to render the features unrecognizable. For several days he suffered the most horrible agony, and was finally relieved by death.

Young Ledman is spoken of as an unusually bright boy, and his lamentable demise cuts short a life of much promise. He was for several years a student at Rugby School, and was a most deserving and conscientious pupil.

The arrangements for the funeral will be made to-day.

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Louisville, Kentucky
April 23, 1887


LEDMAN --- Thursday, April 21, at 11 A. M., SAMUEL ELMER, son of Samuel E. and Martha L. Ledman, aged 16 years.

Funeral Saturday, from residence of his parents. Burial private.

Cincinnati, St. Louis, Nashville, Los Angeles (Cal.), and Bowling Green (Ky.) papers please copy.

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Louisville, Kentucky
May 22, 1887

A Tribute of Repect.

Samuel Elmer Ledman, Jr., died at his father's house, on Fourth avenue, in Louisville, Ky., April 21, 1887. He was born June 29, 1870. A young, bright life was suddenly cut off. Not quite seventeen years old! I knew Samuel when he was a little boy in the Walnut-street Sunday-school, and received him into the church some five years ago. He was a pure, sweet child then, and his development was in the same direction to the day of his death. He was a comfort to his parents, and by his home life gave them much joy. His nature was affectionate and demonstrative. Without effort he helped everybody about him by the native cheerfulness and happy tenor of his life. He was tractable and docile, always willing to be taught, and listening with kindly ear to lessons of love. He had a strong religious element in his life, loved the Sunday-school and the church services, and often with a word urged those things on those he loved. Often in the home hours he wrote his meditations. Since his death the sad, loving ones have looked into his papers to find them breathing the pure sentiments that looked to and longed for a better life. If they had seen these lines before death, perhaps they woulld not have been so surprised that he died early. His death, though so unexpected, was full of gracious consolations. He knew that the end was coming quickly, but with a quietness that was born of holy faith he met and triumphed over the last foe. Full of the vigor of youth, he yet cheerfully let all the hopes fo life, and without a murmur said: "Thy will be done." When he first felt that he must die he asked a dear friend of the family, who watched at his bed, to pray fo rhim; and on the morning he died he calmly bade the dear ones farewell, asking father and mother and brother to meet him in heaven. T ohis mother he said: "I'll be waiting for you at the gate." Sad, indeed, is such a death, but it is on the sadness of a separation for a time. Above all this sorrow is the sweet assurance that with him all is well, and that by and by we'll meet again.


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