The Alexandria Post, Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota Friday, May 18, 1877, page 4, col. 4.
NELSON.—On the 14th inst. (May) Of scarlet fever, Bertie H., daughter of Senator K. Nelson, aged four years.
The sympathy of the community are with the bereaved parents who in her have seen the first link severed in the family chain.
"There is no flock, however watched and tended, But one dead lamb is there!
There is no fireside, howsoe'er defended, But has one vacant chair.
Let us be patient! These sever afflictions Not from the ground arise, But oftentimes celestial benedictions Assume this dark disguise.
She is not dead,--the child of our affections, But gone into that school Where she no longer needs our poor protection, And Christ himself doth rule.
Not as a child shall we behold her;
For when, with rapture wild,
In our embraces we again enfold her,
She will not be a child.
Sharing this stone: Catharine L. and Maria T. Nelson