Benjamin A. Ireland

Benjamin A. Ireland

Death 14 Sep 1889 (aged 21)
Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
Burial Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
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Lexington Intelligencer, September 21, 1889


Died---In this city, September 14, of typhoid malarial fever, Benjamin A. Ireland, aged 21 years and 8 months.

August 15, Ben was in his usual good health and most cheerful spirits, and that night attended the meeting of the D.F.N. literary society and was taken sick the next day with the fever and it was thought at that time he would be well in the course of two or three weeks, but instead of getting better the fever increased as each day went by, and last Saturday night at 11:30 he passed away. His funeral was, we believe, attended by a larger number of people than any other funeral that ever took place in this city.

Immediately after his death his remains were put in charge of the "Kranko Club," of which he was an honored member, and the funeral arrangements were left entirely to them. The funeral procession formed at the family residence on South street at 3:30 p.m. Monday and proceeded from there to the Presbyterian church, of which he had been a member since his childhood days, where beautiful and impressive services were conducted by Revs. E.C. Gordon and W.T. McClure. After the close of the church services the procession again formed headed by a large number of the members of the Y.M.C.A., of which he was a member. Then followed a line of carriages and buggies several blocks in length. The floral offerings were very numerous, it taking all the space in one of the carriages to carry them. His death has caused more general sorrow than that of any one of whom we remember and it is not necessary for us here to eulogize him for the following resolutions and tribute speak in stronger language than we can command of how he was loved and honored:


We deeply feel the burden of the great affliction cast upon our hearts in the death of our beloved brother, Ben. A. Ireland. We fully recognize the hand of an All-Wise God, and bow in humble submission and say, "Thy will be done." We mourn the loss of one whose place can not be filled--a noble, honorable man, whose heart was ever ready to share the sorrows as well as the joys of his companions. We can not understand these mysteries of our Father, but we know that we shall when we meet on the other side. Ben, can no longer be with us, but we trust that his "going before" may only inspire each one of his companions with that hope of meeting him beyond this vale of tears. In this seeming darkness and sorrow may Heaven's comforting angels speak words of consolation and peace to all these wounded hearts.

"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal."

We do extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family, and pray that the Lord who giveth and who taketh away may reveal Himself to them in their sore affliction.

Adopted at a special session of the Kranko Club, Tuesday evening, Sept. 17, 1889.

T.J. Johns,
R. Sam, Hays,
W.C. Stewart,
W.F. Zeiler,
F.B. Duvall,
C.E. Yingling,
O.J. Goehner,
J.E. Darby,
J.E. Webb,
J.M. Robison,
T.L. Bolton, Jr.,
E.J. McGrew,
Charter Members,
S. Percy Silver,
H. Gaines Goodman,
Active Honorary


At a meeting of the board of directors, held Tuesday, Sept. 17, the following resolutions were adopted:

LEXINGTON, Mo., Sept. 17, 1889

To the Y.M.C.A. of Lexington, Mo. Your committee on resolutions beg leave to submit the following report:--

Whereas, Death who knocks alike at palace and cottage gate, had invaded our association, and, in the person of our young friend and brother, Benjamin A. Ireland, has called from us one who always delighted in the work in which we are engaged.

Brother Ireland had just reached the age of manhood; life seemed to open out to him with great possibilities of usefulness, and just when the prospects seemed most fair for its long continuance, "the silver cord is loosed and the golden bowl is broken," and the spirit has returned unto God who gave it.

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