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Winton December 16th, 1890
Dear Parents and Brothers,
It is with an aching heart I write you these few lines knowing the sad wishes
will only make your heart bleed and ache as it has mine. You know in
our last letter to you Zora said she was not feeling well. She complained
of a pain in her side and back. So on the next week we went to town
and the ride seemed to make her worse. So we went to the Doctor and
he called me one side and said the case was quite incurable that the . .
. . . and that I must not . . . . (portions illegible)
her at all. So the last time I saw the doctor was on the 4th of December
and he said he would not change the treatment. When I got home she
was very lively, talking with a girl that was here washing. So I thought
she was a lot better. We went to bed that night and she slept till
3 o'clock next morning when she woke with a severe pain in her bowels and
stomache. And she got so bad I got some of the neighbors to come and
when they came she was dieing. She said she was ready to go, called
Gracie and me and bid us good by. Kissed us and the Lord called her
home where the wicket cease from troubling
and the weary are at rest. She died on the 5th of December, 17 minutes
past 9 A.M. and she was buried on the 8th, 3 o'clock P.M. It was a
very big funeral. People from town and country came and all thought
there was no one like our lost darling. She lies in the Winton Cemetery.
It's a very pretty place. The trouble was diabetes or quick consumption.
She was not bedfast at all and was out in the yard playing with Gracie the
day before she died so you know how great a change it makes with us.
I'll send a lock of her hair hoping this will find you all well. I
will close this heart breaking letter hoping you will write soon. I
remain your affectionate son. George
To all God bless you and keep us all faithful and we shall all rest in heaven
where parting is no more.
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