Maria Theresa Nelson


Maria Theresa Nelson

Death 21 May 1877 (aged 1–2)
Burial Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Add'n O-Div H-Blk 8-Lot S2-grave 8b
Memorial ID 29404239 View Source

The Alexandria Post, Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota Friday, May 26, 1877, page 4, col. 4.


NELSON.—Of scarlet fever and diphtheria, on Monday the 21st, Marie Theresa, aged two years and six months.

And on Tuesday the 23rd, Catherine Louisa, daughters of Hon. Knute Nelson.

The bereaved heart is constrained to cry:

"Let me go! Why should I stay?
What has earth to bind me here?
What have cares, and toils, and sorrows?
What but death and pain and fear?

Let me go! For hopes most cherished,
Blasted round me often lie—
Oh! I've gathered brightest flowers
But to see them fade and die."

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Sharing this stone: Bertha H. and Catharine L. Nelson

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