Laura Evelyn <I>Mahanay</I> Birdsong

Laura Evelyn Mahanay Birdsong

Vienna, Maries County, Missouri, USA
Death 6 Nov 1889 (aged 25)
Alvarado, Johnson County, Texas, USA
Burial Ellis County, Texas, USA
Plot Row O-10
Memorial ID 7199021 · View Source
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Actually died in the Prairie Valley community, between Alvarado and Venus. She died in child birth, baby died, Infant Birdsong also died. They were buried together, obit said, "buried with baby in her arms."


Mrs, Laura E. Birdsong, wife of L.W. Birdsong and daughter of R.W.
Mahanay, died November 6th, 1889 after having conformed with the laws of nature in delivering to her husband a beautiful but lifeless child. Her recovery was eagerly looked for by her many friends, but in spite of all that the best medical aid and friends could do for her eyes were closed in death.

At her own request we laid her little babe in her arms and, as remarked by one, how beautiful they looked? But, oh! how sad indeed it was to take the last look on earth at one who had been all that a companion, daughter or sister could have been. It is not often that we see such union of hearts as existed between Laura and her family. She always wore a smile, was always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need, always cheerful and. affectionate. It was always her delight to counsel and submit to the wishes of her husband and parents, Those who knew her best have reason to believe that she died in the triumph of a Living Faith, and that with her little babe she is now at rest in heaven.

That remark of her dear old mother, while taking the last look at the grave, "Farewell for a little while," was touching to those who stood by and witnessed the parting of a mother with her child whom it had been her delight to care for and watch over In the hour of affliction. When her mother was sad, owing to the toils and troubles of life and. absent children, it was Laura's delight to cheer and comfort, her. There is much that might be said in praise of the dear departed one. As a member of society, companion and neighbor she will be missed. Her beautiful voice will never again on earth be heard in our circle of song. But we thank God that there is a place where Laura, with her companion, relatives and many friends who are left behind may join in hymns of praise around the Throne of Him who hath called her away.

And while it was her privilege, through a kindness of heart, to have a controlling influence over her companion and brothers, we trust that some word she may have spoken may cause their lives to be such that when they come to die they may be prepared to meet mother with her little babe in her arms, where parting will be no more.
A Friend And Neighbor
Nov.22, 1889

Bio by: Beverly Mahanay~Short

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  • Maintained by: Beverly Mahanay~Short
  • Originally Created by: DonZas
  • Added: 20 Feb 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7199021
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Laura Evelyn Mahanay Birdsong (15 Jul 1864–6 Nov 1889), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7199021, citing Mountain Peak Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Beverly Mahanay~Short (contributor 47149599) .